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THE AND SUN-TELEGRAM. fVOL. XXXIII. NO. 107. SALOON MEN T THE FIGHT Withdraw Their Applications For Liquor Licenses Today After Remonstrance Is Ex amined. fHAD LITTLE SHOW AGAINST DOCUMENT. (The Signatures Could Not Be Contested It Was Ascer tainedThe Town Will Now Be Dry. After reviewing the signatures on the remonstrance and consulting with their attorneys, John Miller, Pleasant Davis and Sherd Campbell of Hagers- (town, withdrew their applications for licenses to sell liquor, this morning. The applications had been made to the board of county commissioners. Their action, means that by the end of June Hagerstown's three saloons will lose ,tbeir right to exist, and Jefferson 'township will become dry. The vol untary action on the part of the trio of Baloonists was decided upon as the best way of avoiding publicity a pro longed contest of litigation and court hearings. The blanket remonstrance will be effective for the next two years. Un less it is renewed at the end of this time, saloons may hold forth again in Jefferson township. The temperance advocates claim they are in the strug gle to the finish and will not re trench, but at the end of two years be prepared again to continue the no-saloon condition. Richmond visitors and others who attend the Hagerstown fair this year, will be surprised when they learn all places of former jollity have been closed and the "soft drinks only" signs displayed about the city. The remonstrators were represented by Wilfred Jessup and the interest of the applicants was cared for by Henry U. Johnson of this city and Bert Meds ker of Cambridge City. The three ap plicants did not come to an agreement until after they had been advised by their attorneys that unless they could show cause why some names should be romoved from the remonstrance, they stood no show. A majority of the vot ers of Jefferson township was required and this meant an even '.MO signatures. The petition was signed by 2H names and the authenticity of the list was not questioned in the least by the appli cants. It is claimed by the remonstrators that saloons at Hagerstown have not I been operated altogether under the law. It is charged there have been frequent violations and a number of fights and rough house affairs have occurred. Hagerstown is regarded as a real live" community and it has been a good location for saloons as is evident from the fact that three were anxious to continue in business. HARGIS TRIAL IS ON iSon Accused of Slaying Fath er May Soon Know His Fate. FEELING IS RUNNING HIGH. , Jackson, Ky., June 1. The trial of ; Beech Hargis for killing his father, 'judge Jim Hargis, the famous feudist, last February, began today. There is jhigh feeling on both sides which rend ers the securing of a jury difficult. The mother says she will spend $50,000 to free her son. BOARD TO REPORT ON FIRE PROTECTION Commercial Club Directors to Meet. There will be a meeting of the (!oard of directors of the Richmond iCommerclal Club this evening. At tJJs meeting the committee on public service corporations, to whom was re ferred the matter of better fire pro tection, will make its report This committee last week appeared before the board of public works and recom mended better fire protection. Next Monday evening the Commercial club will hold its regular monthly meeting. LITTLE ON VACATION. Patrolman Morton Little left this morning for Colin. Mich. Little is on Lis annual vacation and the force ex pects to hear great tales of the laughter of fish In Michigan lakes when ho returns. During the absence of Little, Patrolman Bundy will care for tne safety of the entire North EnAJ and do Ue depot service as well. Ellll IN HAGERSTOWN ONE OF THE MOST PEACEFUL NAVAL BATTLES EVER FOUGHT IN U. S.. WATERS fjosvr SIZSZ JIAJT JJ7T Zr JTJVS jr - .rHKLZiS XD OJVS v . kw "w -mt i canvas xabsst t i tit- ' OB.?FJ?VFJP.t JL3QAXD B-SJCOOT JX,OZFCJ2Z uses: jv?2zs axniJ? 3i Naval men have been greatly Inter ested in the experiments in gun fire with the Monitor Florida as a target. The ironclad was subjected to the same fire that she would have under gone in battle. This is a photo-diagram showing how the Monitor Flori da was bombarded by the Arkansas. The cross indicates where big shell struck Florida's turret. The new fight ing tower, little damaged by twelve and four-inch shells, is also shown. STAMPEDE FOR ROOSEVELT IN Indications Point to the Fact That There Will Be Concert ed Effort to This End in Re publican Meeting. C0RTELY0U FOR VICE PRESIDENT. Some of the Bigger Guns Are Not Even Considering C. W. Fairbanks for This Po sition. "Washington. June 1. Despite his re peated declarations that under no cir cumstances would he accept the nomi nation .there is much evidence to jus tify the statement that a determined, concerted effort is going to be made in Chicago to stampede the convention for Mr. Roosevelt. Some active poli ticians in the republican party are identified with the movement, and will be on the ground early to push it along. Delegates who arrive prior to the as sembling of the convention on June 1G will be buttonholed and led away to quiet places, where an attempt will be made to make them see the situation as those engaged in this missionary work view it. The chief argument that will be used with them is that the President is the only man in the party who would be absolutely certain of election and could pull through a number of state tickets and innumerable county tickets which are now in jeopardy and likely to be lost to the republicans. Ohio is to be pointed to as a notable illustration, for there the republicans are not in good shape on account of re cent internal dissentions. and also be cause of the opposition of a respecta ble number of republican newspapers to the candidates for attorney-general. State auditor and State treasurer. Southern State to Jump. It is also stated that when the name of a large southern state which is high up on the roll is called at the conven tion, it will announce its vote for Roosevelt instead of for Taft, as is now generally expected. Perhaps the president had either a premonition or actual knowledge of the scheme of these anti-Taft republi cans when he wrote a letter a day or two ago to a member of the West Vir ginia delegation in congress restating in positive language his position on the subject of a renomination. Last week a couple of the delegates from that state who were supposed to be for Taft, indicated their intention to vote for the president instead, and the next day Messrs. Vorys and Hitchcock, the Taft managers had a conference with Mr. Roosevelt Both believed the third boomers should be given another (Continued on Page Eighty CONVENTION r V '-f jraPS-T JJfDT I : lii3. CAAVAS 2jKGT sins LOVE FEAST WILL BREAK ALL RECORDS Expected That Largest Crowd Ever Attending Democratic Meeting Will Hear Marshall Tuesday Night. ISSUES OF THE DAY ARE TO BE DISCUSSED Marshall Will Outline the Plat form on Which He Will Make His Campaign for Governor Of Indiana. The love feast to be held by Wayne county democracy tomorrow evening at the Coliseum promises to be the biggest democratic event held in this city for years. All of the state lead ers, including: Thomas R. Marshall, candidate for governor, and Democrats from all over this section of the state will attend and it is expected that at the festive board over five hundred disciples of Jefferson will be served. All the candidates for state office will make five minute responses to toasts with the exception of Mr. Mar shall, who will be permitted to speak as long as he has anything to say. It is understood that the address he will deliver tomorrow evening will really be the formal opening of the cam paign. Before being nominated Mr. Mar shall refused to commit himself or make any promises. Tomorrow he will announce his position on all the im portant questions of the day. Mr. Marshall speaking on the liquor question will strongly advocate ward and township local option. It is also expected that Mr. Marshall will pay his respects to the Hanly administra tion, charging the republican party in this state with a large number of po litical crimes. On national issues, Mr. Marshall will, it is understood, advo cate tariff reform and argue against centralization of government. The banquet will be served prompt ly at 6 o'clock at which time the doors i of the coliseum will be thrown open. The general public will be admitted to the coliseum to hear the speaking promptly at 7:30 o'clock and no admis sion will be charged. It Is expected that one of the biggest crowds ever assembled in that building will be present to hear the speaking. Ladies are invited to attend. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Showers Tuesday, shifting to fresh east winds OHIO Increasing cloudiness and war mer Tuesday, light variable winds, shifting te fresh RICHMOND, IND., 3IONDAV EVENING, JUNE 1, 100S. ' ' - - - 't. cv nttfrsr CONVENTION OF CATHOLICS HELD HERE SUNDAY Delegates Representing Fed erated Societies Gather to Care for Important Busir ness. COUNTY FEDERATIONS THING OF THE FUTURE. These Were Given Considera tion at Sessions Yesterday Patrick Griffin Is New President. About thirty delegates, half of them women, attended the annual conven tion of the Federated Catholic Societ ies of Indiana, held here yesterday at the Knights of Columbus hall. These delegates were from various parts of the state. The largest delegation was from Indianapolis. Considerable busi ness was transacted at this meeting and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:. President Patrick Griffin, Indiana polis. Vice president William McAllister, Peru. Secretary J. Dawson, Muncie. Spiritual director The Rev. Frank Roell, Richmond. To the annual national convention of the Federated Catholic Societies, which will be held in Boston. Mass., in August, the following delegates to represent this state were appointed: William Fogarty, Indianapolis; Wil liam Mooney, Indianapolis and the Rev. Frank Roell. The next state meeting of the organization will be held at Peru, May 30, 1909. In the organization all Catholic so cieties, both men's and women's are represented. This organization is the link which combines all the various so cieties and centralizes their work. Its obect ,s to spread the Catholic relig- ion and to benefit mankind One of the most important matters that came up for discussion yesterday was the formation of county feder ations. This plan has been adopted in many states and has improved the work of the state organization. No decision on the matter was reached but there is no doubt that in the near future it will be decided to organize county federations. John Langdon of Tipton, the out going president, acted as chairman of the convention until his successor had been chosen. President Griffin in mak ing his inaugural address reviewed generally the work of the federation for the past year and rhat the future prospects along many lines were. He spoke of the work of the Federation in Germany, where the movement origin ated, and stated that the organization in that country had done more to spread the Catholic religion than any other cause. 46gUr&ajr morning the delegates aa- DEMOCRATS WILL E FOR CONGRESS Sixth District Concessional i LOnVenilOn TO tie Mela at; Shelbyville Next Wednes day. WILL KUHN BE NEXT CANDIDATE OF PARTY. Some Speculation as to Whether or Not the Local Man Despite His Refusals Will Be Placed on Ticket. Who will be the democrats nominee for congress in the Sixth district dur ing the present campaign? This is the question that is giving the members of the party no little worry at the present time and is of fering the republicans a wild field fori speculation. Neither democrats or re publicans have any idea w ho that man will be, but it is hinted that the Rev. T. H. Kuhn, notwithstanding his firm statements at various times during the past three months to the effect that he was not and would not be a candidate for the place, will be named. Although the district convention will be held at Shelbyville Wednesday, Kuhn has not, announced himself for the position and claims he will not. Not a Candidate. When seen this morning the preacher- politician stated, when asked if he was a candidate for the position: "No I am not a candidate nor have I been. Neither will I announce my self before the convention." "If you are unanimously chosen as the standard bearer in the Sixth by the convention, will you then consent to make the race?" Kuhn was asked. It was here that the minister refus ed to speak, being noncommittal. There was a reason for asking Mr. Kuhn the last question, for it is hinted among the democrats of Wayne and Henry counties that they will go to Shelbyville and make an attempt to stampede the convention for the local man. Henry county has gone so far as to instruct her delegates for him. Everything is for Kuhn in that county and it is claimed that in all other coun ties of the district the local man has a large enough following among the delegates to sweep everything before him. C. F. Northern and F. M. Alexander of Shelbyville are the active candi dates for the nomination. They how ever have not traveled much over the "Old Burnt" and neither have they made a very vigorous effort to pur suade the followers of Jeffersonian ideas to place the laurel wreath, if the nomination might be termed, upon their brow. It is figured out that both men have had an intimation that the convention would nominate Kuhn and for that reason have not carried their activities farther than the borders of their home counties Shelby and Decatur. Wise Ones Predict. Wise politicians who study the po litical dope sheet have it all figured out this way. They say that although Kuhn does not announce himself the various county delegations will go into the convention hall with the firm idea of nominating the Richmond man. Some overly enthusiastic democrat with a hankering for oratorical honors will jump to the floor and in the course of his effusion, spring the name of Kuhn on the convention. It is then planned, it is asserted by tiie wise ones, to simply tear the convention hall roof off by multitudinous cheers for the minister to be followed of course by a vote on motion to nomin ate him unanimously. Should Mr. Kuhn be nominated un animously, there is some doubt it is asserted, whether or not he would con sent to make the race as he is a very busy man on the lecture platform and as his dates run well into the summer and fall. Being a man of versatile powers it is claimed on the other hand that he could put up a most thorough and systematic campaign notwith standing his lecture dates. It is cer tain Wayne county delegates will do all they can to land the nomination for the man who made a sensational race in the face of overwhelming odds twro years ago. It is also expected that Kuhn's name will be mentioned in connection with the coming campaign as a can didate for congress from the Sixth dis trict, at the big Marshall meeting to be held at the coliseum Tuesday night. sembled at the K. of C. hall and in company with members of the St. Joseph's society, the Y. M. I. and the Catholic Knights of America, marched to St Andrew's church and attended mass. There were about two hundred and fifty people in the parade. AM CANDIDATE The Telephone is a Willing servant to bring your Classified Ads to the Palladium office with the least bother to you. Either Phcne 1121 Automatic, 21 Old. ; DULL SESSION FOR COONCILMEN But Little Will Be Done To night. The city council holds its first meet ine of the month this evening, but it is not probable that any matters of , ' especial importance will be broueht up for consideration. The attention OI III?.- 1.11 v i.itiit-ia wiii ii liiv i'v confined to passing on bills and minor reports submitted by the board of public works. ANOTHER BLIND TIGER VICTIM OF SUNDAY RAID Cigar Manufactory of Michael Mitchell Used as an Illegal Place for Sale of Liquor, It Is Alleged. BEER AND BOTTLES FOUND IN THE PLACE. There Was No One But Attend ant on the Scene as the Officers Swooped Down Arrests Made. What's wrong?" "Don't know. That's wnat we'll find out." "You'll not find anything here. Mike and I were talkin" about it last week." "Talking about what?' " 'Bout how easy it would be to sell booze on the sly up here." The coloquy took place just after Sergeant McManus had jumped into the doorway at the cigar factory of Michael Mitchell, located above the Minck bottling works at 306 Main street. McManus had made his entry after a rush up the stairway. He was followed by Patrolman Longman. De spite what Cyrus Beeson, who discuss ed the subject with McManus said about the matter, the officers made a search of the room and another alleg ed blind tiger was revealed. Raid Sunday Morning. It all hapjiened about 11 o'clock Sunday morning. The police had had Mitchell's place under suspicion for six months. They had been given to understand wet goods were being sold, but it had been impossible to get a line on the factory rooro while It was oper ated as a booze dlspensory on the side. Mitchell was not in the city yesterday and Beeson was attending to the in terests of the place alone. He was arrested and when Mitchell returned he was placed in custody, also. Affi davits charging the two men with vio lation of the liquor laws and they have been placed under bond. They are charged with violation of the sec tion of. the statute which necessitates a jail sentence upon conviction. Trial has been set for June 18, in the circuit court. Bottles are Found. McManus and Longman were ad vancing up the stairs in their most stealthy manner, when the sergeant who was leading heard the door un locked. Beeson opened it and McMan us jumped in before the man had a chance to close the door. The coppers had received a tip when they saw Pearl Edsall and Will Inderstrodt leave the place. Both men were plac ed under arrest and will be subpoened as witnesses. Covered by coffee sacks and concealed behind the door, the searching party found an old lard can. In it were found seven bottles of beer and two of whisky, packed securely in ice. Across the room was a storebox filled with old papers. McManus rak ed about in this box and dug out twenty-eight empty beer bottles, four emp ty pint whisky bottles and nine empty one-half pint whisky bottles. One pint bottle of whisky was about one third full. Two of the empty beer bottles were damp and cold It is presumed it was from these two bottles that Edsall and Inderstrodt had secured I Sheriff Smutzer was preparing to take refreshments. I him back to Laporte. Truelson. who Mitchell formerly was in the saloon I is a son of a New York piano manu business on North Eighth street. He j facturer. was recently arrested here has been a cigar maker for some time, j for obtaining money under false pre The police have been undecided, how- tenses and for forgery. He has been ever, whether his greatest profit had abandoned by his parents because of come irom tae manuractur or c.ars or by operating a "blind tiger." There is one phase of the question that has not been solved. Where the supply of liquor came from is not known. It was very small for the business that has been carried on at the place. The labels had been re moved from the beer and whisky bok ties with but one exception. A saloon is located across" the alley from the tiger. Was there some way in which liquor was conveyed from this saloon to the tiger? Was the bottling works in the room below m on the game? Did the keepers of the tiger have a private store room which has not been located? These are questions for which no solution has been offered. SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. BUSINESS MEN DEMAND QUICK SETTLEMEN1 Will Demand That the City and( Traction Line Come to an Early Agreement on Freight; Case. COUNCIL BELIEVES IN A SETTLEMENT. Members of the Body Will Heed Requests of Business Men And May Suspend the Ordi nance Now in Force. A committee of councllmen met yes terday with the board of public works for the purpose of discussing the trac tion situation. These councllmen gave the board to understand in plain language that some settlement with the Terre Haute. Indianapolis v East ern traction company must be made as quickly as possible as the business men of the city were strenuously In sisting on a settlement. It was point ed out to the board that the business interests of this city had been de prived of a traction freight service for over a year and that it was unjust to local business men to hold the matter up any longer. Councilman Harvey Brown told the board that unless Judge Anderson of the Indianapolis federal court ruled on the local traction case within the next ten days, he would urge the council to suspend the ordinance prohibiting the operation of freight cars over Main street and permit the traction freight cars to operate along this street, pend ing a settlement of the local traction squabble. The traction company is willing to establish a freight route In the north end of the city and operate its freight cars from Main street to North FJ street, along North Twenty-third street, which runs through Glen Miller park. All the company asks is that in the event anyone secures an injunc tion to prevent the operation of a freight line along North Twenty-third street, the city will, but a clause in the franchise agreement, permit the com pany to place this part of the freight line on some other street extending rrom Main street to North E street. The traction company Is quite ready to accept a franchise from the city which would be satisfactory to both city and the company and the business men of the city are demanding that the city meet the company half way in an effort to effect a settlement. It is probable that the traction cape will come up for a discussion when council meets this evening, at which meeting the members of the board of public works will probably get a few "tips" on how the councllmen stand oa the matter. CONFESSES TO PART IN GUNNESS CASE Repudiated Son of Wealthy New Yorker Then Re verses Story. HE MURDERED HIS WIFE. SAYS HE TOOK HER THERE TO BE DISPOSED OF AND WHILE ON FARM HELPED DISPOSE OF SIX OTHER BODIES. Vernon. Texas. June 1. After swearing that with Ray Lamphere, he assisted Mrs. Belle Ounness of La norte In her murder linal I Truelson. Jr., of New York, declared i his whole story a falsehood when his waywardness. Trnelson con fessed he took his wife. May O'Reilly of Rochester, N. Y.. to the Ounness farm to have her put out of the way and helped bury her and assisted in disposing of six other bodies. The story showed such remarkable famil iarity with the Gunness case that Smutzer made a trip to get Truelson. It is suspected Truelson told the story to get away from Texas on the forg ery charges. TEARS ARE SHED. An abundance of tears was shed at the county Jail this morning; when the wife and relatives of Harry Fye gathered to bid him goodbye, Fye was taken to the JefferBonville re formatory to serve ten years for burglary, by Officer Longman. Fye is twenty-seven years old- When he becomes thirty he will be trangf erred to the prison at Michigan City. The parting scene was one filled with pathos.