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AISfD SUN-TELEGRAM. IUCII3IOND, IND., I' IS I OA V EVENING, .MAY 1. lOOS. SIXGLK COPY, ' CENTS. VOL. XXXIII. NO. THOUSANDS PARADE CORONER HOLDS A TERRIBLE PANIC EVERYBODY IS NOW One of the Greatest Catholics of the Age Attending Services WORKING TO MAKE HELD UP PENNSY PASSENGER TRAIN TUJT MIRY MCT Socialists in New York Unus- Mini MUA NILI Passengers on Steamship Koln Crazed When Ship Collided With Another. ually Active on Occasion nriTII n( UPPinrilT CITY A Of May Day. Utfl M d AlUUtB I THE DARING MODEL Bound and Gagged Express Messenger and Robbed Car Of Amount Estimated Be- tween $5,000 and $80,000. fjOAH ROSHON, MESSEN GER, IS NOW BEING HELD. Claimed That He Is an Accom plice of the Robbers and Is Under Arrest Strange Stories Told Today. Pittsburg, Pa.. May 1 No tangible clew can be obtained as to who are the perpetrators of ttie hold-up of the St. Louis express on the Pennsylvania railroad last night. Two men entered the express car near Walters Mills, covered the messenger with revolvers end escaped with four sealed bags con taining expresss packages and gold bul- When Pennsylvania train N'o. ''". westbound, arrived in Richmond this morning at 4 :." o'clock, the crew fold the strange story of the "wild west" hold-up. almost within the city limits of Pittsburg. Two daring robbers bound and gaged the express messen ger, Noah Rofihon of Columbus, O., an aged employe of the company, blew the hafe and escaped with a sum of money estimated between $5,0O and $So."m. Itoshon has been arrested as an accom plice of the robbers and he is now be ing held by the Pittsburg authorities on suspicion. Members- of the train crew stated this morning that it is thought the. j-obners hoarded- one of the day coach es while the train was in the Pittsburg station. When about nine miles out of Pittsburg, they quietly entered the express car. siezed Jones, according to the tale he tells, and bound and gag ged him. After Mowing the safe and fecuring a large sum of money the i robbers pulled the bell rope and when the train stopped they jumped off the car and quickly disappeared. Their movements could not be followed be- cause of the darkness. So quietly did' the robbers go about. their work that the train crew and the passengers knew nothing of the rob bery until after the train had been stopped and the robbers had jumped out. of the express car. When the railroad men entered the express car they found Jones securely bound to a chair and his mouth bandanged with a handkerchief. When the Pittsburg officials were communicated with, the train crew re ports, they decided to place Jones un der arrest for the purpose of learning whether or not he was implicated in the case. The robbery of the train was; the sole topic of conversation among Richmond employes of the road rtoday. CONVENTION TO BE HELD NEXT JUNE IThe Democrats of the District To Convene at Shel byville. . 'CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS. h"WO MEN HAVE ANNOUNCED THEMSELVES FOR PLACE AND TWO OTHERS ARE CONSIDERED BUT SAY NOTHING. Oreensburg, Ind.. May 1. .John K. j Osborne. Democratic chairman of the Sixth District, has fixed June ?. and 'Shelbyvtlle as the time and place for folding the Democratic congressional convention for this district. The place for holding the convention was ar- . ranged by the congressional commit tee some time ago. The time was jfixed after a conference between Mr. ; Osborne and Thomas II. Marshall. ilVmocratic candidate for Governor. pir. Marshall will attend the conven tion. The avowed candidates so far are Cicero S. Norther of Greensburg. and F. M. Alexander of Brookville. Thom ns H. Kuhn of Richmond is not seek ing the nomination, but it is under stood that he would accept it if tend ered him. The friends of Lon Mull of Rush County are urging him to enter the race, but so far he has declined. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Saturday fair and warmer, variable winds. OHIO Possibly snow flurries in northwest oortion Friday night: Saturday fair and warmer; fresh ndnds, becoming variable. RED FLAGS ARE BARRED. New brat ed it was York. May 1 Socialists cele Mav ilav in many cities. Here arranged to celebrat the day more strenuously than ever hefore. Mass meetings and entertainments were held all through the city. The principal event -was a parade of ten thousand men and women and a dem onstration in I'nion Square. Park Commissioner Smit-h says this permit was granted in February or it would not have been grantrd. Chief of Po lice Cortwright beforehand said There must be no red flags or he would stop the parade. STATE WILL NOT AID CREDITORS OF E. M. CAMP FIELD This Was Decided by Govern or Hanly Yesterday After noon Shortly After Hospital Bids Were Opened. ACTION FOR RECOVERY OF DAMAGES LATER. Not Until the New Buildings of The Southern Insane Hos pital Have Been Completed Will This Be Done. Indianapolis. Ind., May 1. The Red ford Stone and Construction Com pany of Indianapolis is the lowest bid der on the contract for completing the new Southeastern Hospital for the Insane at Madison, the contract for the erection of which was held by E. M. Campfield of Findlav. ().. but was declared forfeited by the board of ( trustees. The firm's bid amounted to $sr.2,:!ti0. The bids on the contract j for completing the institution were I opened by the board of trustees at the State House yesterday afternoon, but the contract was awarded today. It is likely that the commission will have to ask for more money from the ! next Legislature in order to fully eom- plete the institution. It is said that the bids submitted yesterday for the ertction of some of the cottages ex ceeded the appropriation for the cot tages. Governor Hanly said yesterday that E. M. Campfield will get no money from the state. "Mr. Campfield's creditors need not look to the state." said the Governor. "We th;nk the bonding company, as surety for Mr. Campfield. is responsi ble tinder the forfeiture. It is now a matter between the bonding company and the creditors as well as the bond ing company and the state. The state will have to deal with the bond ing company but the bond is ample and there is a chance for the credit ors." The plumbing which remains to be done at the institution, will cost about $10,000. The Aetna Indemnity Com pany is surety for Campfield. Just what action will be taken to recover damages on the bond has not been definitely decided. It has been sug gested that it would be necessary for the state to let its contract and then wait until the buildings are completed before the board of trustees could file suit. It was said th.it the state could not decide just how much it had been damaged by the forfeiture of Camp field's contract until the buildings are completed. If this course is pursued it will be necessary for the creditors to wait also until the buildings are completed unless some special ar rangement is made for the payment of the creditors. JOHN W. KERN TO SPEAK HERE Appears on Commercial Club Program. Addison C. Harris of Indianapolis, today notified Secretary K. M. Haas of the Richmond Commercial club that it would be impossible for him to at tend the club banquet next Tuesday! night as he was involved in a law suit - at Peru. Ind. Mr. Haas then got busy with the long distance telephone and asked John W. Kern of Indianapolis. one of the leading democrats of the state, to respond to the toast Rich mond in the State." which was the toast Mr. Harris w as to have respond- d to. Mr. Kern, promptly, accepted. Foul Play As Has Been Sug gested by His Brother, Is Not Considered Probable by The Officers. FOOTPRINTS TELL STORY OF THE ACCIDENT. Show That Mox Started Down C, C. & L. Embankment And That He Had Slipped And Fallen to the Street. Acting Coroner Dr today completed his the death of August J. M. Wampler, investigation of Mox. who was found dead yesterday morning near the C, C. & L. tracks west ot th in! Gaar, Scott & Co., shops and he w find that the- man d;ed as a result of being in an intoxicated condition and sustaining a severe shock as a result of hisj fall from the top of the railroad em ban kment . Dr. Wampler scouts Ulo idea that Mox met. his death as a result of foul play and Sergeant McManus, who mfte h ll invfitii'-lifui of the e:is ve s- ' terday afternoon in company with Charles Meeham, who came to this city with Mox and who was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of in toxication, is also confident that Mox was not murdered. This morning at police headquarters Prosecutor Jessup inquired of Coroner Wampler and Sergeant McManus if they attached any suspicion at all on Meeham which would implicate him as being responsible for the death of Mox. Both officials stated that they were confident from the evidence they had collected that Mox was not murdered by Meeham or any other man. Meeham was then arraigned in the city court on a charge of intoxica tion, to which he entered a plea of guilty and wa.i fined $1 and costs. He was sent to the county jail. Foul Play Scented. Albert Mox, a brother of the dead man. called at the Palladium office this morning and stated that in his' opinion his brother had met with foul play. He stated that when the body: was found it was resting with the face' downward and arms outstretched. One hand, he said, was clinched A3 though he was in the act of defend-, ing himself when struck dow n. Mr. j Mox also stated that his brother al-1 ways carried considerable money on 1 his person but when the body was found there was not a cent on him. ' Dr. Wampler states that the foot-! prints on the railroad embankment j plainly show that Mox had started to I descend the bank and that he had then slipped and fallen to the street. He says that there was hardly a scratch on the face and this convinces him that the man rolled over on his face after the shock of the fail and the effect of the whisky he had im bibed had caused the heart action to stop. He bases his opinion that Mox was not murdered, ination of the body because an exam showed no bruises or broken bones. Meeham's Story Sergeant McManus states that Mee-j ham informed him that when he and) Mox decided to leave Dayton and I come to Richmond, he found that Mox j was "broke" so he bought him a ticket to Richmond and on arriving here! he gave him fifty cents. He told Mc-' Manns that he went with Mox to thei Pennsylvania station Wednesday! night about 11:30 o'clock as Mox said j that he wanted to go to New Castle, j While the New Castle train was stand-; ing in the station, Meeham said. Mox j decided not. to go and said that he was' going home and then go 10 lfed. Mee-' hani said that the last he saw of Mox j was him walking west on North K ! street. McManus also stated that one; of the few things found on Mux's per-j son after the body was discovered was! a ticker to New Castle. How Mox' came into possession of this is a mys- tery as Meeham stated the man only had fifty cents, which he spent for booze, and at the Pennsylvania ticket! office ft is stated that no ticket was; sold to the man. Yesterday Meeham j informed newspaper i-enorrers thr, ! the last he saw of his companion was between five and six o'clock Wednes- ' nay afternoon. I VDUNG GOVERNESS STOLE NEAR $5,000 Went to Chicago Art. to Study Chicago. 111.. May 1. Miss Georgia Edna Bible, ageJ twenty-two. was ar- rested today on a charge of robbing Herbert Loeb. a wealthy Philadelphia 1 haberdasher, of $,', in valuables. Khf was a pnvprnw hut T-cw-oftT j signed and came to Chicago as an art student. She pawned the stolen arti- J cles to pay her tuition and board bills. &b confessed ia ia. sweat box. SHIPS BADLY DAMAGED. Bremen. May 1. The German steamship Czar Nicholas ami the North German steamer Koln, collided olf Morderny inland. Roth were badly damaged. The passengers of the Koln were transferred to the steamer Field Marshal and brought back. A terrible panic on the Koln resided and many were seriously hurt. ARELESS CHILDREN CITY SCHOOLS THAN FORMERLY School Enumeration Just Com pleted Shows a Loss of 216 Between Ages of Six and Twenty-one. CAUSES ATTRIBUTED TO DECREASE IN NUMBER. Said Many Country People Come to Town to Work in Factories and When They Closed, People Moved Again Richmond's school enumeration for 1!s, just completed shows a lo.-s of -15 children between the ages of six and twenty-one years. The total number is but -t.si.'. That of last year was ."..ol'X. Industrial condi tions that existed in the city during the past winter are blamed for the. reduc tion in the number of children of school age. It is a fact, that more than l.'iO pupils of the eity schools with drew within ihe last six months, be cause their parents removed to the country, and they entered the district schools. When the returns are com pleted by the township trustees it will be shown that there wasa gaiu in near ly every township. The enumerators found cat-ant houses in the city. I,ast year, when the enumeration was taken only LT houses were found to be unoccupied This fart, is another indication of the removals. The population of Itich niond includes a certain percentage of country persons. The wage earners of the family secure employment in the factories and soon the family removes to the city. Ijast fall business condi tions effected the factories and many of them shut down entirely or reduced their forces. This threw many man out of employment and they removed to the country, where the expense of living is not so great. The school children accompanied their parents, and : although the factories have resumed ojveration with almost complete forces ; many families have not returned to the j city. ! The loss of children means a cor- ; responding loss to the city in the ' amount of money it will draw from the state for the support, of the schools. It means Wayne county as a whole will continue to pay into the state more money than is apportioned to it. Oth er counties in the state will benefit at the expense of Wayne county, because1 of the greater number of children. Enumerators were instructed to exer- ' tise unusual care in collecting figures so that the city and county would not le a greater loser than absolutely nee- ' essary. They did so but the children were not to be found. I The following is a tabulated report of the children in thi city. L"Mrst district -east of river. Sixth street to limits, between Main street and Railroad - Whites: Males. 17!: . males. 47. Colored: males. females V. Total '. Second district East of river to Sixth street, between Main and railroad-Whites: males. 11;; females. .!.. Colored: Males. 1: females, s. ( Total J1.V j Third district-South of Main. Elev- j enth street, west -Whites: Males, r.vj; females. .a . Colored: mates, ;7: fe-; male. 4J. Total 1.4.1. j Fourth district South of Main. ; Eleventh street east- Whites: male? U7l; females. -'.. Colored: male?. 17: females 1. Total. 1. Fifth district East of river, north of railroad White: males. 1171: females.1 !'. Colored: males, 47: females. 51 . 1 Total. .-.t2. Sixth district Sotith of Main, w.est.of river Whites: males. 52: females. 5,".. Colored. . Total. V. Seventh district-North of Main street west of river Whites: males. 4 4J: females. .v4. Colored: males It',; females. 1.".. Total. S"7. Totals Whit s: males. 'J..T21 : females 2.1C. Colored: males, 1.',-; females 1 4,:. Total white. 4..V17 total colored, 'J7e. itmTWh - f tea ; -,4 m k 4 " Iri" vMt -. I ; i 4 A -t If XI ff CARDINAL GIBBONS. of Cardinal Gibbons, taken upon his in the Catholic Contennary celebration This snapshot York to take part PROUD OLD MAN IS WALKING HOME William Bingham on Way from Evansville to Union City. HE NEVER HAS BEGGED. REFUSED OFFER OF TRANSPOR TATION TO HIS HOME EVEN THOUGH HE HAS BEEN OVER TWO WEEKS ON HIS WAY. Too proud to solicit or to receive voluntary aid. weak rrom old age audi physical ailments and without a cent of money in his pocket. William P.ing- j ham left Richmond late yesterday aft- i ernoon to continue his long walk from Evansville to his old home in I'nion City, Ind. Everyone who saw the j grizzled, hoary-haired pedestrian was! touched with pity and offered him as-i sistance. but he spurned their offers politely but firmly, stating that he had j never begged of hi fellow men in hisj life, and lhat he did not intend to be gin tins practice now. ne sain mat i he was eighty-one years of age. Bingham has a splendid face, but it shows lines of age, sorrow and suffer ing. His long, snow-white hair flows almost to his s-houlders and the clothes lie wears are shabby and stained with the marks of travel. The only thing he carries is a sturdy walking sticJv. Mr. Bingham yesterday afternoon in quired the best route to I'nion City. He was told of the railroad connections but with a smile he said that he did not desire to learn how he could reach his home by railroad or by traction. He said lhat he wanted to know what pike he should trael on. With a gasp of astonishment his hearer Ma red at the old man in an incredulous manner. "Surely you don't mean to walk to l'n - ion C'.ty tnis Kind ot weatner. n ; would le n hard trip for a young man! in good health to make." he said Mr. Bineham assured hi. questioner, that he intended to waik to his old i home. A reporter then asked the aged man to go with him To the township trustee and secure transportation, but; he declined to do so. proudly remark- j ing that he was no beggar. "I spent j my last cent for a room to sleep in last j night." he said. "but I guess I will j manage to complete my trip alright." J The aged pedestrian .stated that some weeks ago he left his wife and ( daughter at I'nion Ci'y and went by railroad to Hot Springs. Ark., to take treatment for rheumatism. f)n hisj return he had enough money to pur chase transportation to Evansville. Ar riving there he checked his baggage through to I'nion City and then began his long walk home. He said that he had been on the road two weeks and had met with all kinds of weather. "Does your wife and daughter know The Telephone is a Willing servant to bring your Classified Ads to the Palladium office with the i IfifiSt hother tO VOU. Either PhcSieH2I Automatic, ! 121 Old. mhal in New TUFT CONTENT TO LEAVEJOTT1 Sailed Today to Make Inves tigations in the Panama Country. CONFIDENT OF NOMINATION BOTH HE AND PRESIDENT ROOSE VELT AND FRANK HITCHCOCK THINK OHIO MAN WILL RE CEIVE LAUREL WREATH. Washington. May 1. Secretary Taft is now on his way to Panama, having left Charleston, S. C, where he em barked on the J'nited States cruiser Prairie, which will land him at Colon. t lie Atlantic terminus of the proposed canal, in five or six days. As pre- viotisly announced, the Secretary will investigate several important ques tions in connection with the Ca!lal and our relations with Panama, and also inquire into the boundary dispute!'""1'1""" iieun-u. I.-.,,,--.,,.. ,i,ot i" I - it ' urn "imii i on'i ufi mi imo:. I Richard R. Rogers, the General Coun- i ! sel of the Canal Commission. W. W. Mischler, Ihe Seretary's stenograph er, and a messenger accompany him. The Prairie has on board 7'" blue- jackets, who are to join the battle-shin fleet at San Francisco for its trans - Pacific cruise and will cross the is - ; thmus by rail. It was reported t hat i the Secretary might possibly visit Ha-1 i vara. Cuba, and San Juan. Porto Rico. ! on his wav back, but this is now re-! ganied as unlikely, since he is to re- turn to Washington, May 20. i tie secretary nan a long confer ence with the President before leav ing at which he discussed not only his trip to th isthmus, but also th- po litical situation. He had a final con ference with Frank H. Hitchcock, who i is ln cilarKe of the Taft headquarters here, and a'.vn paid a farewell visit to the White House. These three mm ail profess to be certain the Serretary wiil be nominated for Pr Rident at Chicago on the first ballot. ?nd i is difficult to find politician.-, these days who undertake to demonstrate the fallacy of their expectations. that you are walking home:" he wa.s asked. No: I wrote to them that I had ar rived in Evansville and that I was traveling home from 'bat point by easy stages and not for th. m to look for me until I arrived." Saying this, the old man shook hands with all about him and continued on his long journey. MISS R0BS0N ILL. New York, May . Eleanor Robson. the actress, is seriously ill and has cancelled all dates. Residents of Richmond Are Cleaning Their Yards in a Spirit That Never Charac terized Work Before. CHILDREN AMONG THE MOST ARDENT WORKERS Business Houses Have Closed And Employes Given In struction to Return Home And Clean Their Yards. "Maud Muller on a summer's day Raked I he meadow, sweet with hay." They were- not ail Maud M tillers who handled t.ie ruln-s in this ctiv t.iis af ternoon. Neither were they all mea dows that weir laked but the greatest rakiug ever done cm any one day in this city, took place this atte'iioon be tween the hours of :: ;ud o'clock. It was nor in the nature of a muck raking, but t ie good hones; kind that did not deal with moralitv nor th graft question. a toiled against mown grass and rubbi.di that had ac cumulated since the bw overhauling of i07. This was yaid cleanim; da.y and it was an occasion that will be remem bered long by all residents of thi city. At :! o'clock more man 100 busi ness houses and factories clo.-ed their ilvrs and dismissed employe. They were instructed to rep;:ir to their r spective homes and clean up their premises. Main street had a funeral appearance and few holiday? with the exception of Chtistma have been ob s.Mved as generally. T.ie weather man was kind, for 1h first lime during the werk and by a wave of his hand dismissed the lower ing clouds temporarily. They did not seem disposed to leave voluntarily and appeared threatening at all time. The citizens, who wished to cleanup in answer to the request were not to be deterred however, and pushed the lawumowers and wielded the rakes with all the more rapid ty as if sjiur red on by the foreboding signs of rain. Many who had leaned their lawn. 4 previously spent the time in repairing fences or adorning trees and out build ings with whitewash. The children of the city were among the most ardent workers. .Members of the Aftermath society had visited the various buildings and asked each c.iild to aid. They promised to pic!; up bit of paper, pi.-ces of tin and oth er articles that detracted from th 'appearance of ilu- school premise. ; They spent a portio.i of their time at I home aiding in the work. At the , Main street bridge a party of niem . hers of the Wo.-t Richmond Tmprovw- : rnent Association and residents of th i West Side, met and devoted their tini and energy to an attack on the rule bish scattered about the site of the proposed Riverside Park. The m u ! t'otinrl llw -nrL- ,1-jnnt rwl ,itA A i agreeable but their purpose- and deter- mree oriock a party of inspec tors left the corner of Ninth and North ' A streets in automobi!".s to visit all portions of the city to note the work and its progress. Those who eotn i posed tli insnertion rommitten were: j Mayor Schiliinger. W. P. O'Neal of the hoard of I.llliiic inrU' Ion 1n. ! r;tri,,v president of the Commercial j club: E. M. Haas, secretary of th ; Commercial club; Edward live street ' commissioner Krd Carr. managr-r Hoo.sier Drill Works; Fred Charles, city civil engine!-; Matthew Yon PHn councilman at-larg-; T. A. Mott smtrr- , intendent of public schools; Dr M F. .Johnston, resident of school hl.ur.i- Dr. S. C Bond. sertarv of board of health: Mrs N. C. Hironin.'!.", presi dent of Aftermath: Mts. F. W. Steph ens, chairman of yard cleaning com mittee; Mr?. Frank Lard, president of Domestic .Science cl ib: Dr. T. H. Davis. ;;at- toHrd of health: K. G. Hill, florist; C-io. H Knolienhorg, rr.erheunt; ReV. S R '.yona. Minister ial ss-rcia'ion and a repreentaf Ire of each of the tmei- local newspapers. DEEVERS IN JAIL. Tm Def-vers nd costs a few who was fined fT( day ago for nrovok- ing Mis. Ed IK-ever. was arrested today on the coin plaint of Henry Seheii, the north end saloonist, who went on Dee vers' bond. Schell com plained that Ieevers was preparing to jump his bond and go to Ohio. Deer ' ers after his arrest was sent to tbt county jail to serve out his sentence. HEAVY SNOW STORM. Jamestown. X. Y.. May 1. A snow storm is raging throughout Chautau qua county and a foot has fallen. Fruit trees have broke down under the weigh of the wet snow. 'TIS GAY PAREE. Paris. May 1. Entertainments an1 i sorts of various kinds. May poles and dancing r affording May day ten- i tiviues aJid thousands are jarticipat- lug.