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TOIi. XXXIII. NO. ."52.
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.
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But Few Minor Defects Point
ed Out by Special Council
Committee Which Inspected
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So Says Blodgett in the Ind
ianapolis News and Gives
Evidence Against Ratliff on
Legislative Vote.
(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
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"
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
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.)
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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."
Attorneys Made to Take No
tice by the Court's Decree
That They Must and Can
not Loiter in the Future.
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
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.
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
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.)
Seven Persons Were Badly
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.
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,
Part of Glen Miller Will
Occupied by Railroad
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.
Will Take No Action, It Seems
Until Matter Comes Up
In the Courts.
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
Tiffin, O., April 7 Dr. I. L. St.
John, a druggist, aged 106, died
here this morning.
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
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.
Residents Complain of
Result of Its Work.
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.
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.
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
Commercial Club Committee
Reports That Bill Creates
Fictitious Values and Dis
criminates Generally.
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
"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.
More Signers on Saloonists
Remonstrance Than on the
Petition for Residence
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
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,.
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.
Pennsylvanians Commit tea
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.
Attorneys Will Go to Carthage
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.

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