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t: RICHMOND PALLADIUM AIMD SUN-TELEGRAM. IUCII3IOND, IND., TUKSDAV EVENING, APRIL 7. 10OS. SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. TOIi. XXXIII. NO. ."52. BOTH LADD AND RATL1FF ARE WITH LIBERAL ELEMENT SHE LIKES HER HIGH BALLS AND COCKTAILS. NEW MINISTERS ASSIGNED CITY BY CONFERENCE E THE IMPLACABLE FOE OF STANDARD OIL. WOULD HAVE PART OF THIRD WARD DRY AS ARIZONA DESERT PRODDED DAUGHTER WITH SCISSORS. Chillfcothe, Ohio, April T. Neighbors have caused the arrest of Mrs. Lena Brust of Harper's Station for the ill treatment of her adopted daughter. The child bears marks of being beaten and prodded with scissors. i ; .... i i'i'Sfv- SCHOOL CHILDREN REASONABLY SAFE FROM FIRE DANGER. But Few Minor Defects Point ed Out by Special Council Committee Which Inspected Buildings. J 'm. '4-f TJ ' " " - &7r$ So Says Blodgett in the Ind ianapolis News and Gives Evidence Against Ratliff on Legislative Vote. ASSERTIONS AGAINST LADD SURPRISE MANY. (Brewery Element Helped Nom inate Him and Anti-Saloon People Heeded Not Nichol son's Plea. AVriting under a date line of thi.s I city, William H. Ulodgctt. staff corre spondent of the Indianapolis News, presents another letter charging Wal ter S. Ratliff of this city, state repre sentative, with using his vote for the benefit of the liquor interests in his legislative career. Mr. Blodgett does Hot confine his charges to Mr. Ratliff clone. He asserts Charles Ladd rep resented the candidate of the saloon in lerests in a passive manner. He says: The liquor element in Wayne county lias a candidate for prosecuting attor ney to its liking. I do not mean by that that the republican nominee was brought out by the liquor element. Noi ls there any intention to cast reflec tions on his honesty or integrity. I There were two candidates for the ' nomination for prosecuting attorney. One was Joseph C. Rurgess, the other Charles L. ltdd. Mr. Burgess stated his platform openly and above board. He declared against the beer combine, J the whiskey element, and that he stood for temperance. Mr. Ladd made no declaration-he v ou Id not express himself in any way. ,Ko one could tell how he stood. The Isaloons, the brewers, the keepers of (pool rooms, the proprietors of cigar stores all, all supported Mr. Ladd. They had no promise from him. but from what he did not say, they regard ed him as right. In addition to that, Mr. Ladd is not a strong lawyer, has jbad but little experience in the course and in a hotly contested lawsuit would lie a weak opponent of a lawyer like John Robbins. Henry U. Johnson. Charles K. Shiveley. T. J. Study and others, who are called on when the liq jiior fellows need a strong defense in 'court. There was no deal between Mr. Ladd and the liquor element. The paloon keepers and brewers just took him up because they believed him more suitable for them. Ratliffs Record in the Legislature. ' Walter S. Ratliff was renominated for the lower house by the saloon and brewery elements by the same ele ments that nominated Mr. Ladd for prosecuting attorney. And why ? Here la his record in the last house: 1 He voted to kill the "blind tiger" 'bill. He tried to kill the remonstrance bill and then voted for it on its final pas sage. On the first test vote on the high li rense bill he voted to kill the bill, but changed his vote from aye to no. and this vote saved the bill from instant death. On the final ballot he voted against the high license bill and help ed to kill it. He voted against the general prima ry bill. He voted against the repeal of the metropolitan police law. j He favored Sunday baseball. ! He voted for the Babcock reform bill, but favored agency companies. He voted against passing the Farber bill over the veto of the governor. He voted against t;o-cent gas for In dianapolis. He voted to amend the anti-trust bill so as to make the law ineffective. I He voted for the Hoemier utilities merger bill. Saved by Richmond's Vote. The temperance element started out to defeat Mr. Ratliff for renomination. but did not keep up the fight. The nntl-temperance people did keep up the fight for him and gave him the nomi nation. If the temperance people had j not got cold feet. Mr. Ratliff would 'have been defeated. He came to Rich mond defeated. It was the brewery combine, the saloon element, the pool rooms and the cigar stores that got busy on Sunday before the primary of Monday. February to. and insured Mr. Jtatliffa renomination. A study of that primary vote in Richmond shows plainly where the anti-temperance ele ment stood on the office of prosecuting attorney. No Help for Temperance People. It will be noticed that Ratliff and ladd. who were supported by the brew ery combine and the liquor element, supplemented by the so-called "liber ftl element." ran well up with Gardner end Meredith, who had no opposition. At that primary the Rev. J. O. Camp bell was declared Wayne county's choice for congress by a plurality of 123, Ratliff was renominated for the legislature by '-:. Ladd was nominated by 74,"i, Campbell received 2.4T votes. Katliff received .'U'Js votes, and Ladd received 3.fC votes. And it looks very much as if the tern- (.Continued on Page Two.) 9' t - H fi i I, 2 Kir J - V j MRS. HOWARD GOULD. All New York was shocked by the sensational attack made by her hus band in answering her petition for legal separation. Mrs. Gould's name is connected with that of Dunstan Farnham. the famous actor, and Col. Wm. V. Cody, commonly known as "Buffalo Bill." "HURRY UP JUDGE" LATEST TITLE FOR HENRY C. FOX Attorneys Made to Take No tice by the Court's Decree That They Must and Can not Loiter in the Future. OLD CASES MUST BE CLEANED UP RAPIDLY. Postponements Practiced for Years on a Few of These Will Be Tolerated No Long er, Court Rules. "Hurry up" is a sobriquet often ap plied to football and baseball coaches, and frequently to athletes, who show an unusual amount of ginger alout their work, but probably because of its undignified derivation, never has been applied to a judge of a court. Nev-er-the-less, the plan. Judge H. C. Fox, of the Wayne circuit court, announced today, that he intends to pursue, will win for him the title of "Hurry l"p Judge." After twelve years of service on the circuit bench. Judge Fox has finally grown somewhat Indisposed to ward the constant delay and quibbling tactics indulged in ty some members at the local bar, and with a firm rap of his gavel this morning, the court stat ed it all must cease. "I want to inform the members of this bar." said the judge, "that I in tend to dean up this docket this term. There are cases on here that have been on for years. The attorneys have made frequent promises to dispose of them and that has been the last. I want them settled. Heretofore attor neys have been ruled to answer and they have neglected to do so for a year or more. That is going to be stopped. Hereafter if an attorney does not sub mit his answer when ruled to do so. I am going to permit the rule to be closed against him. If the old cases that have been on the docket are not tried this term, they are going to be dismissed. The court's decree was received with surprise by the attorneys. They had been accustomed for so long to keep at their offices, to prepare answers when they saw fit. anil in other ways to pre vent cases coming to issue that they hardly could understand the new edict. They had not forgotten the ruling of two weeks ago. when the court ordered that all complaints shall be filed in du plicate and left at the office of the clerk. When finally the lawyers be came aroused, they proceeded to make use of the judge's ruling at once and immediately demands were made for answers to a number of cases. Threats to close the rule were made with fre quency. Oldest Case on Docket. Right off the bat. it might be said, the court ordered some action taken in ihe case of Philip Schneider vs. Thom rs Ferguson, et al. This case is the oldest on the civil docket. It has oc cupied a position for six years and has been called every term, but there has been no developments. Frequent at tempts have been made by the counsel (Continued on Page Two.) Rev. J. C. Graham to Take Charge of Fifth Street Flock And A. J. Carey Goes to the Third Church. WADE AND NELSON REASSIGNED HERE. Delegates and Ministers Re turned From Anderson To day Well Pleased With the Northern Indiana Meeting. Two changes were made among the pastors of the local Methodist, chur ches at the conference of the Not th orn Indiana Moihodist churches held at Anderson. The Rev. J. C. Graham was transferred from Muncie to the Fifth street church and the Rev. A. J. Carey was sent to the Third ' church, from Kokomo. Both of these minis ters are young men and each has met with unusual success in the fields in which he has labored in the past. The Rev. R. J. Wade was returned to the First church and the Rev. W. N. Nel son will be at Grace church for an other year. The local ministers and delegates to the conference returned to the city this morning. All were well pleased and expressed the opin ion the conference held this year was the most successful ever held in the northern district of the state. The ministers were especially satisfied with the conduct of affairs by Bishop Berry of Buffalo. Many important business matters were transacted the last day of the sessions. The proposed home for aged people at Warren, Ind., heretofore referred to as Chopson Home, because of Wil liam Chopson's agreement to contri bute $.".0,000 if the conference will raise the same amount, was discuss ed. M. A. Harlan continued as field secretary for it at $1,500 a year. The Commercial club of Warren reported a $6,000 subscription to the proposed home and conference has collected $5,500. At the suggestion of Mr. Chop son the name will be the "Methodist Memorial Home for Aged." To Reduce Representation. By a vote of 117 to 42 the confer ence decided to recommend to the General conference that representa tion be changed to one delegate for ev ery sixty pastors, instead of one to ev ery forty-five. A resolution was adopted request ing the General conference to fixx the time limit of pastoral charges, and the delegates were instructed to sup port, the resolution. There has been no time limit for eight years. Presi dent Hughes of DePauw University, addressed the conference on the uni- I versity. He said the endowment since j he took charge had increased from I $260,000 to $5:: 1,000. There was no I current, expense deficit for the last three years. Students had increased from 96 to nearly 1,000. The confer ence gave about $6,000 to DePauw i during the last year. Conference Statistics. j Statistical Secretary Lewis Reeves j today completed the summing up of j all reports, made by the presiding el ! ders of the various districts in the j conference. The recapitulation shows uiai ine inemnersntp or entireties in the conference is 60,521. Logansport district led the conference in member ship for the last conference year. In the six districts there are 6.615 probationers and their ecceptanee in to full membership of the churches will swell the total membership nearly 70,000. There was a decrease of more than 700 probationers, but an increase of more than a thousand full members. Richmond Had Lowest Death Roll. The greatest number of deaths dur ing the year was in the Logansport district. 157 members answering the final call. Richmond district had 113 (Continued on Page Two.) ELEVATED TRAIN LEFTJHE TRACK Seven Persons Were Badly Injured. Chicago, 111.. April 7. Seven per sons were injured, several fatally, when a car attached to a southside elevated train jumped the track this morning aud plunged to the street. The cause of the accident is not i known. Jas. Carmody of Marion. O., had a leg broken and he was injured i internally. He is expected to die. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Showers Tuesday night; Wednesday cooler and clearing in south portion, fair in north por tion. :OHIO Rain Tuesday night; Wednes ' day, rain and cooler, CITY WILL SELL LAND TO PENNSY Part of Glen Miller Will Occupied by Railroad Company. Be COMMITTEE MAKES REPORT advocated the sale of the land on th e Ground that in its present condition it was unsightly. Council last, evening adopted a reso lution for the sale of a small strip of ground in the north end of Glen Miller park to the Pennsylvania Railroad company. This strip borders the right of way of the railroad company and is needed by the company for the pur pose of building an embankment to support an additional track, which will be built. The city receives for this land the sum of $.h. The question of the proposed sale of this property has claimed the attention of council for some time. At the last council meeting the councilmen were assured by Superintendent Neff of the Richmond division that the transfer of the property to the railroad company would not mar the beauty of the park, and that the company only desired It as a site for a supporting embank ment. The matter was then referred to the railroad committee. This committee reported last night favoring the sale of the property on the grounds that it was unsightly and would be hard for the city to beautify. The committee approved of the plan to have the company secure the proper ty by instituting friendly condemna tion proceedings. OPPONENTS OF ROAD ARE LAYING LOW Will Take No Action, It Seems Until Matter Comes Up In the Courts. FEEMSTER GIVES OPINION. SAYS JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP ROAD CONSTRUCTION PUZZLE IS NOW BEYOND RULINGS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. There is little probability the oppo nents of the proposed road in Wash ington township will take any further action in the matter until it comes be fore the circuit court. They were not represented yesterday and the com missioners continued the hearing and awarding of the contract until the re nionstrators could be represented. It seems from the attitude of their attor ney. A. M. Feemster, that those who have raised the objections do not In tend to enter into any discussion and will leave the matter entirely .o the discretion of the commissioners' court. When asked this morning, why he did not appear before the commission ers yesterday, when the road matter came up for hearing, Mr. Feemster re plied that he did not see why he should be there. He said: "I suppose the or der made by the commissioners for the construction of the road is final. Bond (attorney for the petitioners) does not seem to see it that way. If they want us to appear I suppose we will come in to the room and be there, but I don't know whether we will do anything or not." Mr. Feemster holds the opinion that the commissioners have passed upon the question and have granted the petition for the construction of the road. He holds that the matter is now beyond their jurisdiction. "They can go ahead and let the contract and be all ready to begin work, if they want to and then we can still stop them if the circuit court holds for us," stated the Cambridge City attorney. The commissioners will be in session tomorrow, but it is not believed they j will take up the road matter again un jtil next Saturday. It would be pos- sible for the opponents of the road to ! secure an injunction writ on postponed work on the road until the legal ques tion has been settled In the higher court. THIS MAN WAS NOT VERY OLD EITHER. Tiffin, O., April 7 Dr. I. L. St. John, a druggist, aged 106, died here this morning. DOORS ARE KEPT UN LOCKED DURING HOURS. Only One Instance Was Found Where the Doors Were Fas tened and This Was at the Garfield Building. The public school committee of the city council, has inspected all the pub lic schools in the city and the commit tee finds that, but for a few minor defects, they are in excellent condi tion and that the children are reason ably safe from danger by fire. The committee urgently recommends that a sewer system be established at the Flndley school. Mayor Schillinger concurred in this recommendation when the report was read before coun cil last night. He stated that this school was in an unsanitary condition and should have prompt attention. The report of the school committee was received with the thanks of coun cil. It is as follows: Your committee on public schools to whom was referred the matter of the safety of the pupils of the said schools in case of a fire beg to re port as follows: Little Criticism. Upon careful investigation we "find that the conditions in case of fire in our schools are such that little criti cism If any can be found. Every school building has at least three or more exits, which in our opinion Is ample for a hurried and orderly de livery of the pupils to the yards. Sev eral of the buildings have but one stairway, but they are wide and eas ily descended. These statements are verified in the fire drill exhibited at the various schools, when upon the sound of the gong all pupils were in the yards within a minute and a half thereafter, and in a systematic and orderly manner. Should however, as suggested by the teachers, the possibility of the stairway, in the Instance of but one stairway leading from the second floor become filled with smoke, delivery might not be easily effected. Supt. Mott's suggestion that a second stair way be provided meets with our ap proval. Defective Wiring. We found some defective electric wiring, and upon the advice of the chief of the fire department, it can and ought to be easily remedied. Cold air ducts at the Whitewater building are made of wood and approach close to the furnace. This we believe to be dangerous and ought to be substituted with air ducts made of galvanized iron. Doors Not Unlocked. All janitors have very emphatic or ders that all exit doors he left open and none bolted during school hours. Your committee regrets to note that some were not unfastened, but .lant tor Dingley of the Garfield school in forms us that It will not occur again. The Findley school is In great need of a sewerage system to improve sani tary conditions there. It is our opin ion that some effort ought to be made toward a sewer system in that local ity. All in Good State. Your committee Is gratified to re port that on the whole the public school buildings are in a better state than most the school buildings In this state, and that the state building in spector will concur in this statement, and whom we welcome at any time. STREET SWEEPER STIRRED UP MUSS Residents Complain of Result of Its Work. the Residents of South Fourth and Third streets, were complaining this morn ing. The street sweeper was stirring up the dust in immense quantities and the wind was distributing it about front yards, on freshly scrubbed veran das and in open windows. What happened to the freshly washed clothes was really a shame. There is general complaint in the city against the use of the sweeper on unimproved streets. It is a quick and effective way of rid ding the streets of the loose surface dirt, however, and seems to meet with the approbation of the street commis sioner and his department. The Telephone is a Willing servant to bring your Classified Ads to the Palladium office with the least bother to you. Either PhcneS 121 Automatic, 21 Old. IDA M. TARBELL. Miss Tarbell, Implacable foe of the Standard Oil Co., recently presided at a debate in ttie Colony Club on wo man suffrage, a question -in which she Is deeply interested. CONGRESSMAN BRICK DIED TRIS MORNING Was Taken III at State Con vention. Indianapolis, Ind., April 7. Con gressman A. L. Brick of the thirteenth district, died in a sanitarium hre this morning of uraeniie poisoning. His home is in South Bend. He was tak en ill at the State convention last week. BUSINESS MEN ARE AGAINST ALDRICH CURRENCY MEASURE Commercial Club Committee Reports That Bill Creates Fictitious Values and Dis criminates Generally. COMMITTEES FOR THE ENSUING YEAR SELECTED President John McCarthy An nounces Names of Men Who Will Look After Inter ests of Organization. At a meeting held last night by the board of directors of the Commercial club, a resolution in opposition to the Aldrich emergency currency bill, now pending in the I'nited States senate, was adopted. At the next meeting of the club the directors will submit this resolution to the members for approv al. The resolution adopted, which was drawn up by a special committee com posed of Adam H. Bartel, L. J. Wood ard and Jonas Gaar, reads as follows: "Your committee to whom was re ferred certain correspondence relat ing to the Aldrich emergency currency bill offer the following resolution for your consideration and recommend its adoption: "Resolved, that the Commercial club Is unalterably opposed to the passage of the Aldrich currency bill, for the reason that it provides for ad ditional bond secured currency, based upon a deposit of state and municipal bonds, which the country banks do not generally possess, and imposing a rate of interest which few commercial banks can afford to pay, thereby creating a fictitious value for certain bonds, favoring special financial in terests and ignoring the agricultural, manufacturing and commercial needs of the country." The Hepburn Bill. The directors also considereJ a communication received from Sth Iw of the American Civic Federation in which he asked on behalf of the federation that the Richmond Com mercial club give an expression of Its opinion on the Hepburn bill, now pending in the I'nited States senate. This bill is a modification of the Sher- j man antitrust law., The communica i lion was referred to the committee on legislation ana taxation. This com mittee will submit a report at the club meeting Monday night. The committee on arrangements was ordered to make preparations for the annual banquet, the date for which event has not yet been set. Committees Named. President John F. McCarthy an- (Continued on Page Two.) Many Residents of North Sec tion File Ordinance With I Petition for Passage With City Council. LIQUOR MEN PROMPT IN FILING A PROTEST. More Signers on Saloonists Remonstrance Than on the Petition for Residence Section. At council meeting last evening an ordinance providing that thai part of the third ward north of th, tracks of the Pennsylvania railroad be maoe a resident section of the city. This or dinance was accompanied by a peti tion for the passage f the same, rlen ed by 10'. people. After the ordinance and the petition iiad been presented by Councilman Ogborn. Councilman-At-Large Harvey Brown, filed a re monstrance against the enactment of the ordinance. This remonstrance nat signed by "03 people. Should council pass the ordinance it would cffeCt two saloons, those of Henry Leonard and Henry Schell. and would make all that part of the city north of the Pnnsl vanla railroad tracks "dry" as tiw painted Oesert of Arizona. It will be remembered that some time ago coun cil passed an ordinance declaring that part of the fifth ward north of ih Pennsylvania tracks a residence part of i he city. Woman Signers. The petition for the passage of tho ordinance Introduced by Councilman Ogborn hears the names of many men. Theodore Candler, l. I). Stcgall. David Ijoynd. Walter I'tter, K. W. Candler, Alice Uyiid and William R. Thomas swear that the names appear ing on the petition are the signature of legal voters or their wives who re-' side in the north half of the third ward. Work of Weeks. The ordinance was referred to th ordinance committee, who will probab ly make a report at the next meeting of council. The work of securing signatures to a petition to make th north half of the third ward "dry" was started several weeks ago. This work was done in strict secrecy for some time but when the liquor men and their friends learned of the move ment they promptly began to work to secure names to a remonstrance. Action not Known. Just what action council will take. In the matter remains to be seen. Council once screwed up its nerv to drive the saloons from the north half of the fifth ward and the signers of the petition drawn up in the third ward hope tliat council will repeat iia action in the fifth ward,. SAMMY WILL NOT MEDOLEWITH THEM Columbia and Panama to Set tle Own Disputes. Washington. D. C, April 7. It waa admitted at the state department that I the occupation of the town of Jurado on the Panama Columbian frontier by Columbian troops is a question ex clusively for the two gavernments to settle. It is a miner boundarv dis- I pute with which the I'nited States haa nothing to do. TWO MEN RANGED FROM same: SCAFFOLD Pennsylvanians Commit tea Murder. Philadelphia. Pa., April 7. Joseph Balrico and Max Sofer were hanged on J the same scaffold this morning. Sofer Kiiiea nis sweetneari, ana Hairieo muT dered the brother of his sweetheart. DEPOSITIONS IN . SMITH-VAUGHAN CASE Attorneys Will Go to Carthage Friday. Local attorneys mill go to Carthage Friday to secure depositions from witnesses in the case of Smith ts. Vanghan- It is believed the testimony that can be secured from these wit nesses will have an important hearing on the case, which will be called La the circuit court next Monday.