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AND SUN-TELEGRAM. VOL. XXXIII. XO. 114. RICHMOND, IND., MOXDAY EVENING, JUNE 8. 11H8. sinc;ee copy. 2 cents. RATHER Till FACE AN UGLY CHARGE FOX 10 RULE JIMMD CASE Action to Be Taken on Remon strance. Highest Paid in the W orld Wants to be Vice-President GO Ofi SCAFFOLD A FEATURE OF RECEIVE URGENT CALL TO UTILE No Leniency Shown to Her man Billik. II THE OuiLNLy MURDERER 1ST TARIFF REVISION ins MEN 1L SUBS m PLATFORM Master Carpenter of Pennsy, Accomplice in Alleged Abor tion, Takes Acid, Then Shoots Self. tCFT NO STATEMENT AS TO CAUSE OF DEED. He, However, Leaves Short Note Telling What He Wish ed Done With His Remains Worried Over Trouble. Rather than face the charge of be ing an accessory to the abortion al leged to have been performed on Mrs. Eva Sullivan at the RHd Memorial hospital, Adolph P. l.'hly, master car penter of the Richmond division of the Panhandle, committed suicide last night by taking carbolic acid and then shooting himself in the head just ahove the loft ear. Fhly kilted him self nt the home of S. K. Morgan, 11." North Seventh street, where he room ed. The body was not found until :40 o'clock this morning. The dis covery was made by Mr. Morgan and Frank Geers, Uhly's assistant. Uhly left no statement as to the cause of his action hut his friends state that he has worried constantly eince his arrest on the abortion charge and that several times the past week, especially after he was arraign ed in the editorial columns of a local newspaper, he hud made the state ment that he would kill himself be fore facing trial. t'hlv was a man fifty-eight years of age and was well known In this city. Letter is Found. After the discovery of Uhly's body this morning, Coroner Bramkamp was Ftimmoned and he found a letter ad dressed to Harry Downing, a local un dertaker, evidently penned just before IThly ended his life. This letter only pave a few instructions and assigned no cause for the suicide. This letter reads as follows: "Let II. Downing send my body to Mr. Witzlor at Perrysburg to put in the family lot at Matimee. Pay out of my insurance in relief fund. "Pay Mrs. Patridge, no North Sixth street. $6a in monov she intrusted me to keep for her. Wire my sister, Mrs. Eva Mollenkoph, 22 Federal street, Toledo, O.. Rastside. Tell her my body will be sent to Perrysburg. I 'have a daughter, Mrs. Greenhouf, liv ing at 111 North Fourteenth street, city. Give my watch and ring to my son. Chester D. Uhly, and my clothes. Give all my pict tires to my daughter at 111 North Fourteenth street. "Born at Maumee, O., Sept. 5, 18."0. There was also found on Ugly's dresser about $30 in coin and currency and an envelope, supposed to contain money, addressed to Mrs. Greenhouf. Search Instituted. This morning Frank Geers came to the office of S. K. Morgan on Ft. "Wayne avenue and stated that he wanted to find Uhlv to consult with him about some railroad work on the west side. Morgan told Geers that he did not know where I'hly was as he had not seen him since Saturday. They decided to go to the home of Mrs. Patridge. 130 North Sixth street, to whom I'hly was very devote,d. Mrs. Tatridge stated that I'hly had been to her home the fore part o? Sunday ev ening but had left about 9 o'clock and that she did not know where he had gone to. Morgan and Geers then went to the home of the former. Fhly's I room was the front one on the first j floor. Mr. Morgan saw that the screen was hooked on the inside so he knew that I'hly was within. He and Geers tried to gain entrance to the room from the Interior of the house but found the 3oor locked. They then forced their way into his room by pushing in the screen and the front door. Gaining entrance they found I'hly, clad only In his underclothes, dead on the bed. fry his side was a revolver. On a rhair at the side of the bed was an mpty glass, which had contained carbolic acid, and an empty carbolic ticid bottle. Dead Several Hours. The bed clothing was stained with blood which had flowed from the ugly wo-ud in the head. When Coroner Uramkamp arrived he stated that in Ms opinion I'hly had been dead for several hours. It is thought that af ter Uhly had taken the carbolic acid, he suffered such intense agonv that he decided to end his sufferings by Shooting himself. Was Despondent. T'hly was a very close friend of John Schultz and I. S. Lanning. of the firm of Schultz &. Lanning. tinners on Ft. NVayne, avenue. Mr. Schultz was one of Uhly's bondsmen. This morning Mr. l.anning stated that the past week I'hly has been very despondent and all efforts to cheer him iin were fruit less. He told Mr. Ianning that he in tended to kill himself. This morning Mr. Lanning states, when Morgan and XContinued oa Page Four.), Springfield, 111.. June The board of pardons today refused to commute the death sentence of Hermann Billik, of Chicago, the necromancer and mur derer of an entire family named Vzral, consisting of six, persons. He must hang Friday. Bl GOES TO PRISON FOR TEN YEARS Little Time Was Lost in Dis posing of James Crawford Who Robbed Hagerstown Station. QME OF THE BIGGEST THIEVES IN COUNTRY. His Operations Reached From Maine to the Pacific Coast And Big Reward Was Of fered for His Capture. Upon his plea of guilty to the charge of burglary, James Crawford has been sentenced to a term of from ten to twenty years in the state re formatory. He was convicted of the robbery of the Panhandle station at Hagerstown and the theft of a large number of railroad tickets. Crawford, who has posed throughout the country as R. A. Gaver was arrested at South Bend on the charge of stealing a horse and returned to this city for trial ow ing to the greater severity of the pen alty for burglary. The man claims his home is at Ashland. Ky. He will be taken to prison Wednesday. Crawford (or Gaver) is one of the greatest railroad ticket thieves who has operated in the United States. He is accused of crimes committed in as widely separated portions of the coun try as Maine and California. So anx ious was the Ticket Sellers Protective Association to secure the arrest of Crawford that a reward of $1,000 was offered. A warrant for his arrest was held by the sheriff of Hardin County, Ohio. The South Bend police depart ment would not surrender the prison er until the Pennsylvania railroad company assured it that the reward would be paid. One of the conditions of the offer of the reward, required the delivery ofthe prisoner to the Ohio sheriff. It was deemed more ad visable to return the man to Wayne county and prosecute him here, how ever, and the railroad company agreed to accept the responsibility for the payment of the reward. Crawford was wanted in Hardin county for the robbery of the railroad station at Dun kirk, Ohio. Known as Gaver. Crawford is known as Gaver to the railroad detectives of the country. The man's reputation probably is more ex tensive than that of any crook ever sentenced from the Wayne circuit court. He stood accused of robberies at Auburn, Maine, Santa Monica, Cal., Dunkirk. Ohio, Jefferson ville, Ind. and several other places. He had been chased all over the country by detec tive agencies and was only caught through too great haste on his part and anxiety to dispose of a horse and rig at South Rend. When he reduced the price at which the outfit was of fered a liveryman from $1"0 to $50, the dealer became suspicious, refused to purchase and notified the police. It was surprising that a man who had been concerned in crimes of so dif ferent a nature finally should be cap tured as a horse thief. His Methods. In his ticket stealing operations, Crawford took the station stamp and also basrsrage checks. His tickets could not be distinguished from those sold by the regular agents and the offer of baggage checks was a greater inducement, enabling him to make many sales. After being caught at South Bend he was identified by a Pennsylvania inspector and afterward confessed. The prisoner was brought to this city by Capt. Trump of the Pennsyl vania police force, who served as a deputy sheriff. The two arrived from South Bend late Saturday evening and proceeded direct to the court house. Crawford entered his plea and was sentenced. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Thunderstorms and cooler Monday night; Tuesday showers; fresh southwest winds, shifting to northwest. OHIO Showers and cooler Monday night or Tuesday; winds mostly southwest and fresh. IL FR Unequivocal Declaration for Revision, But Details Will Be Left to the Hands of Congress. REPUBLICANS WORK ON MEASURE IN WASHINGTON The President and Secretary Taft Are Superintending the Work Roosevelt Is Given Much Praise. Washington, June S. That the plat form which will be adopted at the Chi cago convention, and on which the re publican party will stand during the next campaign, has hrn completed with the exception of a few details, which will be left, for the committee on resolutions to insert, is the opinion of many who are in the confidence of the republican leaders. The work has hern done by Hon. Wade Ellis, attorney-General of Ohio, the draftsman of the recent Ohio state platform: Sen ator Hopkins, who will be chairmen of the committee on resolutions: Senator Long, of Kansas, and a few others, in cluding the president and Secretary Tart, who have been freely consulted. The policies of President Roosevelt will lie endorsed unequivocally and this endorsement will be the central idea of the document. These poli cies will be set forth as the embodi ment of the principles of the republi can party, whose achievements will be hauled as at till times wise and benefi cent, as ever in the interest of all the people. These principles, it will be declared a.re quite in contrast with the policies of the democratic c.rty. which as embodied in the public utterances of its leaders, it. will he said, promise nothing good that can be assured of accomplishment. The republican par ty's record, as the party of protection and sound money, as the party of progress and good principles, as the party that gave freedom to Cuba and lifted the yoke from the necks of the people of the Philippines and Iorto Rico, will be held up for admiration and made the subject or much praise, and the voting public will be asked to continue to patronize the political craft, that has carried it across so many st reams. Tariff Revision. Specifically speaking, more attention has been given by the platform-makers to the tar ifi than to any other subject. There will be an unequivocal declara tion for revision, but the disposition is to leave the working out of details to the ingenuity of congress. The ac tion of the two houses of congress. In structing the committees which will deal with the tariff, the senate com mittee on finance and the house com mittee on ways and means, to make especial investigation of tbe situation, will afford sufficient excuse for this course, as the result of these inquiries will be unavailable to the convention, while they will supposedly furnish congress with a basis for action. The declaration will take the shape of a pledge to so equalize the duties as to give the consumer the benefit of the most, favorable prices consistent with the protection of domestic indus tries and home labor. Financial Plank. Next to the tariff, the financial plank has received most careful atten tion, but the enactment of the emer gency currency law just before the close of the recent session of congress has rendered the preparation of this plank much simpler than it would have been if there had been no such legislation. Congress and the admin istration will be congratulated upon the passage of the Aldrich-Vreeland bill, as in the interest of sound finance and as calculated to protect the busi ness world against panics in the near future. Railway Rate Law. The administration also will be es pecially complimented upon the pas sage during the fifty-ninth congress of the railroad rate law and this legis lation will be pointed to as an exam ple of what the party will do for the country at large in case it is given such a lease of power as to afford it sufficient time for the changes which are believed to be desirable. The president also will be given much credit for recent legislation looking to the preservation of the forests, the conservation of the public domain in the interest of the arid countsy and the reclamation of the arid lands of the west. Anti-Trust Legislation. The convention will place itself on record as favorable to such an amend ment of the Sherman anti-trust law as will enable the railroads to enter into reasonable agreements without taking the risk of prosecution in the criminal courts. There will be a pro nouncement in favor of national own ership. Labor Demand. Cognizance will be taken of the de mands of labor to the extent of recom- Judge Fox announced this morning he will rule in the Washington town ship road case, Tuesday, June 16. A petition was presented to the board of county commissioners asking that a road be constructed in the township. It was opposed but no remonstrance was presented until after the expira tion of the allotted time. The re monstrators appealed from the decis ion of the commissioners to the circuit court. ALL THINGS GOOD DO NOT LIE IN DIM. HAZY FUTURE There Is a Necessity for Liv ing at the Present, Says El bert Russell in Baccalaur eate Sermon. WORLD SEEMS DARK AND DEAD TO THE FOOL. Feasts His Mind on lllusionary Beauties and Cannot Be Reconciled to Those of Today. Prof. Elbert Russell, head of the Biblical department at Errlham college delivered the annual baccalaureate r.er raon Sunday forenoon and the chapel in L-indley hall was crowded with stu dents and their friends and relatives. "The Wisdom of Spiritual Insight," was the theme of Professor Russell's discourse, and it was a most, instruct ive and enjoyable address. The necessity of living in the pres ent and believing that "now" is the time to do good, rathrr than believing that all things good lie in the dim. hazy future, or are buried in the for gotten past, was the subject of Prof. Russell's sermon. In part, Prof. Russell said: "The victim of the illusion of dis tance is one who never is, but always to be blessed. He feels the enchant ment in the blue of the distant hills. He is greatly stirred by the mystery of Ihe stars and he sees in them beings free from the earth's imperfections. He believes in the efficacy of foreign remedies and the superiority of foreign wares. To him every stranger ::; a hero or a demi god. Distant time holds the fool's attention no less .than far away lands and spheres. He rev els in the old romances because they are unlike life today. He worships heroes dead and knighthood lost, while he builds in the far-future his Utopias and fills them with righeousnecs of which he has despaired here. He looks forward in confidence to glory and peace which he is not earning now and here. The fool's folly lies not so much in admiring the heroism of by gone days, nor in his optimism, as to the future, nor in seeing In other lands riches of hope and opportunity, as in his inability to see these things before his face. He lacks spiritual percep tion and is troubled with farsighted ness of heart. Even when the artist interprets life to him he finds no rr semblance to the artist's work in things at hand. Children only annoy him and birds fret him out of his morning sleep, but he is enthused by the clever imitation by reader or sing er on the stage. Whittier's "Barefoot Boy." gives him rapture, but he draws aside his skirts from the ragmuffin of the streets. Herein lies his lack of wisdom. He exalts the inspiration of tne fathers, but like the child Samuel, he hears the same voice and knows that it is Jehovah. To such characters a close knowledge of reality brings a shook of disillusionment. It pains them to learn that the great men of the past were men of like passions as ourselves - that Fox could not spell, Washington held slaves. Luther was intolerant, that Abraham lied to Phar aoh, that Socrates was a profligate. Mr. Kipling's "Muvaney's," stripped of its strange setting, turns out just to be the heroes of factory and mine, do ing common place duty patiently, and helping those in danger bravely. The solar spectrum reveals there the earth's elements; metearites prove to be commonplace ores: life on Mars follows the disruption of water and the changes of the seasons as life does here. Facts like these bring dispair to the visionary. He feels robbed of riches. Having lost these sweet illu sions of the brain, the world seems 'dark and dead." The perception of the essential sameness of life consti tutes the wisdom and consolation of the wise man. He sees not only the failings and limitations of things near at hand in the. distance, but he also sees the virtues and excellencies of the i 40eaUaui oa Page Two). ill 1 l P The name of John Hays Hammond, the famous mning engineer and the highest paid man in the world, in connection with the Republican vice-presidential nomination, has caused much interest in the personality of this most interesting American. The picture shows Mr. Hammond, his wife and Natalie Hammond, their daughter. NSURANCE RATES IN CITY ARE HIGH In Some Cases They Have Been Increased 130 Per Cent. SELLERS TO EXPLAIN. CHIEF OF INDIANA FIRE INSUR ANCE RATING BUREAU WILL BE ASKED OF THE LOCAL SIT UATION. The Commercial club will meet this evening and the members will be en tertained by an address delivered by E. M. Sellers, chief of the Indiana Fire Insurance Rating Bureau. The standing insurance committee of the club, A. L. Jenkins. J. H. Johnson and Will Quigg, will act as the entertain ment committee and they will ,also fire a few broadsides of questions into Mr. Sellers at the conclusion of his address. They will ask the reason why the fire insurance rates in Rich mond have been increased so much if it is true that in fire protection, this city ranks among the three highest in the state. This meeting promises to be the most interesting one that has been held by the Commercial Club this year. The subject under discussion is one which vitally affects every bus iness man. who is o'f the opinion that fire insurance rates in Richmond are, at the present time, exhorbitant. It is charged that in some cases in surance rates her" have been in creased 1'!" per cent. Increases of fifty per cent, it is stated, have fre quently occurred. These facts were obtained by the insurance comnii'tee of the Commercial club and tonight they will be unloaded on Mr. Sellers, who raises and lowers the fire insur ance rates all over the state. The ac'ion of Mr. Sellers in raising local rates has been a hardship on many of the local fire insurance agents as they find that i: is now almost. Im possible for them to write fire insur ance. It is stated that several of these agents have already bolted the old line fire insurance companies and have affiliated themselves with the so called "non-board" companies, which are operated on the co-operative plan. These non-board companies insure for the actual cost and dividends are paid the policy holders each year from the surplus. The old line companies pay dividends only to t&e 6tockiiold- YOUNG LAD DROWNS IN DEEP MILL POND Nathan Mills Wished to Learn To Swim and Meets Death in Deep Water. ATTEMPTS AT RESCUE. NONE OF THESE HOWEVER WERE SUCCESSFUL AND ONE LAD HAD A NARROW ESCAPE POND IS DANGEROUS. Believing as many boys do. that to learn to swim one must take his ' chances by jumping into deep water, Nathan Mills, sprang from a board in to the deepest part of the river just above the paper mill dams yesterday afternoon. He arose to the surface, screamed for help and sank again. "Bud'' Clark and Dave James, mem bers of the group that was in swim ming at the same place, hurried to the assistance of Mills, but could not. save him. He sank again, and when his body was recovered atout fifteen roin- , utes later it was impossible to resus I citate him. The drowned boy vat fif teen years old and the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mills. The father for merly was drivfr of No. 1 hose wag on, of the city fire department. Did Not Heed Warning. Young Mil's was not content to con fine his efforts at swimming in shal low water. He had heard his coru- pan ions tell how it is necessary to be in deep water and have to swim or drown, before one really learns how to do the former. Tne lad's compan I ions are not to be b:ami for the ac i cident, however. Mills went to the j diving board attached to the dam, l voluntarily, and announced that he in tended to dive. He was advised to J be c areful, and was even told not to (attempt the risk. He did r.ot heed ! the warning, but jumped feet fore- most. When he came to the surface j after the plunge, he began to thrash , about in the water frantically and it i dawned upon him immediately that he could not swim. He called for help and other swimmers went to his aid William Lane. Clark and James reach ed the lad and grabbed him by the trm. Their efforts to tow Mills to the j bank were frustrated when the boy Indiana Politicians Asked to Hasten to Chicago to Work In Behalf of the Lanky In dianaian. INDIANA FEDERAL OFFICERS WORKING. Shown That They Are Not La boring for Taft as Stated, But for Fairbanks Taft't Nomination Predicted. (Special Correspondence.) Indianapolis. June s. A note of alarm has been sounded. So panic ftriiken are the 'Field" candidate and their supporters that there is to day open talk of attempting a stam ped at th Chicago convention. The triumph of Taft in the contests before the national committee is the cause of it all. Today there were received in Indian apolis, by politicians of prominence, who were in doubt about attending th Chicago convention, invitations, urg ing them to gather up their small be longings and hurry to the city on thn lake. The letters are written In a tono of desperation, and they urge that the IndiaJia contingent he swelled to the highest possible figure anri that an imposing demonstration be mad for Fairbanks. In other words, the whole, pchenie is part of the daring plan to bring about a stampd that in intended to bury Taft. It i.s "any thing to beat. thi war secretary," and th Fairbanks supporters are neck deep in th game. They aro deter mined that the lxneficiary of to stam pede, if it can be brought about, shall be Roosevelt, and if the field can not land, the president will be made- uso of against his will. Taft the Nominee. "This stampede' talk is all nonscno'," said a prominent member of th Marlon club, which is to lie part of th "imposing demonstration. ' It is just possible that the affair has been f-o well advertised that the Taft people will be ready for any such emergency. Those Taft fellows are some politi cians themselves, and everybody must admit that thus far they have not over looked any good things. They have won in the initial contests; they will win in the others and Taft will he nominated. Ion't forget that. There will be no Kfampede. either, the man with the votes winning, as is the cus tom in political conventions. The Fairbanks people are howling, but it will do no good. The fight Is a fair one, with the man who has the votes pressing down the screws, as he has a right to do, or has been done before," But. after all is said, nothing is left for the "field" candidates to do but rely on carrying the convention off its feet. Anil so it happens that many Fairbanks followers who formerly had little thought of going to Chicago are now preparing lo Join the Marion club boomers in bringing about the "imposing demonstration." that seems to be the life and soul of the utani pede program. Jos-eph U. Kealing, who is the Fairbanks manager, is urg ing everybody to join him at Chicago, and there is a general "up in the air" feeling all along the line. , Amusing Feature. There is at least one amusing fea ture in connection with the "note of alarm" sent to Indianapolis by the I Fairbanks managers at Chicago. It i has always been insist ! that the fed eral machinery of the country was be ing used bodily to further the interests of Taft. Just at the present moment it would be hard to make anybody on ' the inside believe that such a charge could truthfully be applied to the fed eral machinery in Indiana. The fed eral offices in Indianapolis. for in stance, are to be turned Inside out deserted-in answering the Fairbanks call from Chicago. Not only that, but the state at large I3 to dump its con- tir.ger.t into the convention city. Ask, j a F'airbanks man about this and he , will tell you that the tall one i3 en titled to any support he can muster from his own s'a'e, and that it is all right, to summon support from the fed eral forces. Anyhow. Taft has been doing this same thing, tie will assert, and now that the Taft tactics have been exposed, any methods are fair in the fight to beat hlrn. Nothing is under cover now. Every body is show ' ing his fire-arms, and will tell you that he proposes to use them la the most effective way at Chicago. CHILD NEGLECTED. ! Information has been tendered the police of alleged neglect of a child by a woman resiling near the north end of Twelfth street. It is claimed the mother does not make ample provis ion for the child either by food or ; clothing. The police have been fur ' nished with the names of two men ', who are frequent visitors at the home . of the mother and an investigation ; will follow.