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u 1 .A II A AND SUN-TELEGRAM. WOlu XXXIII. NO. 135. RICHMOND, IND., 3IONDAV EVENING, JUNE 29, 1908. SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. RICHMONB FA AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN BELL' AND HOME COMPANIES Home Will Get Bell Long Dis tance Telephone Connec tions in Future by New Ar rangement. Richmond to get same service as. large cities. -Bell People Come to Decision ; That a Continued Fight Against Home Company Would Be Useless. By an arrangement that promises on the whole to be satisfactory to every telephone subscriber In the city of Richmond, a virtual consolidation of the two competing telephone plants is ito be effected at once and patrons of the Independent company will be of fered advantages in service such as are sjlven in New York, Chicago and other llarge cities of the country. As a cor poration, neither company changes its standing as there has been no sale of either property. It is merely an agree ment for the Interchange of long-dis-fcance toll service, giving the patrons tf the Home Telephone company ac cess to every telephone in the country connected with the Bell system. T. P. Sylvan, general sub-license agent, and I M. Whitney, state super intendent of the Bell company, were in Richmond today to arrange for the im iLediate construction of connections between the two excnangeo. While the agreement goes into effect at once, it will probably be sixty days before the new service can be offered to the public. There Is considerable work to be done in preparation and this necessitates the delay. The agreement between the two companies comes after eight years of competition, the Home company win $ nir on local business and the Bell company, owing to its vast system of exchanges throughout the country, gaining the bulk of the long distance business. The matter of an inter change of business has been under con Eideration for months and the agree ment as finally reached practically does away with the Bell system for lo cal use as it gives to the Home compa ny all the advantages now derived from two phones. ' The agreement it self is an encouragement to the sub scribers of the Bell to discontinue that service and use the otner, and the re sult will amount to practically a con solidation, as far as local business i3 concerned. Those who now use a Bell phone on account of the better toll facilities, will have no further ob ject in such a course and the old local exchange will probably be abolished in the course of time. Is no Monopoly. The new arrangement does not con stitute a monopoly, eecording to offi cers of both companies, as the fran chise of the Home Telephone compa ny, with all its limitations In regard to rates, will still be in effect. , At the present time the Bell system has no more than GOO subscribers, while the Home company has over 2,300 phones In use in Richmond. There has been tio local competition since the im proved plant of the Home company was installed, and the new arrange ments offer merely a continuation of the present Home phone service, plus ktho long distance facilities that form erly could not be had without both tel ephones. To business houses it will onean a great saving on this account. Mr. Sylvan, in discussing the new ar rangement, caid, "We nave always felt the need of a consolidated system for Richmond and when tho time came for the Bell people to cither expend $250,000 in reconstructing their old . plant and more, to wage a long, un profitable battle for patronage, we de cided to offer Richmond the same ser vice given In the larger cities by an in terchange of business. We think the present a good time to give the public en opportunity to Ind&rsc this proposi tion or turn it down. It Is a scheme entirely similar to steps now being ta lien in Indianapolis." In addition to the interchange of business, tho arrangements include a provision whereby the Bell, or Central Union company, will use the conduits of the Home company on Main from Second to Sixteenth streets, while the Central Union will at once com plete its conduit from Twenty-first to Sixteenth, cn Main, and allow the In dependent company to use it. This will result in removing every unsight ly telephone pole from Main street, and allows both companies to com ply with the city ordinance in this re Cat J. The principal advantage of the new arrangement is the fact that any sub ecriber of the Home Telephone compa , ny now has access to the Bell exchang- es In New York, Chicago, Cincinnati and other large cities, where the old corporation has full sway. The Bell ieompany is the largest long-distance telephone system la tine world- IN JERSEY BLAZE Big Department Stores De stroyedLoss $250,000. Jersey City, N. J., June 29. Fire to day destroyed three department Btores and damaged - a fourth In this city. The loss will reach 1250.000. Two fire men, John Brannagan and ,-. Michael Beylan were seriously injured being caught under a falling wall. Each had their legs broken. Two companion firemen risked their lives in dragging them out of the burning building. CAN NOT LICENSEPOOL TABLESJN SALOON Indianapolis Judge Makes a Ruling. Indianapolis, Ind., June 20. In a test case Judge Pritchard of the Ma rion county criminal court, today held that pool and billiard tables can not be licensed for operation in saloons. This is a sweeping decision. The case will go to the supreme court. E FOR INJUNCTION III T Twenty-third Street Residents Hope to Keep Traction Line From Building on That Thoroughfare. INJUNCTION WOULD PLEASE TRACTION OFFICIALS. They Desire to Place Freight Line on Twenty-second Street Application Filed Today. This afternoon in the circuit court, application will be made to have the court issue an injunction against the Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern traction company to prevent it from placing a line on North Twenty-third street. It is probable that the city will be made a party to this suit be cause the city authorized the traction company to build the line. Work was started on the Twenty third street line this morning and there was quite a good sized crowd present to watch the Beginning. If the court issues an injunction, no tears will be shed by the traction officials as they desire to place their line on North Twenty-second street City of ficials insisted that the company build on Twenty -second street only in the event it wa3 restrained from using Twenty-third street, and the company complied with the demand. The injunction proceedings to be ap plied for, will be brought by about thirty citizens, who have raised among themselves $100 to meet the cost of tho action. The suit will be in the nature of a friendly one as the trac tion company will probobly make no fight to prevent the issuance of the in junction. The citizens who will bring the suit contend that if a line is built on North Twenty-third street it would spoil the beauty of Glen Miller park and, be sides, make the west section of the park dangerous for the thousands of people who visit It every week. Dr. Benham took the leading part in inter esting those who have applied for an injunction. If the circuit court does issue a re straining order against the traction company, the decision will not be ap pealed to a higher court. This is provided for in the franchise just granted the traction company. As soon as the injunction is Issued, the company has the right, under the fran chise just granted it, to at once begin work on constructing its line on North Twenty-second street. This privilege will probably be taken advantage of immediately. SANTA FE TRAIN G0ESINTO OITCH Engineer and Fireman Were Killed. Aronquerque, N. M., June 29. The California limited, westbound, on the Santa Fe railroad, jumped the track near Holbrook. Arizona, this morning. The locomotive rolled into the ditch, killing the engineer and the fireman, and injuring several passengers, per nana fatall. APPLICATION MID CIRCUIT R BITTER FIGHT IS 111 PROSPECT OVER INJUNCTION PLANK Bryan's Ideas Will Be Fougnt To the Last and May Be Opposed on the Convention Floor. GOMPERS WANTS TO MAKE UNIONS PRIVILEGED CLASS Many Democrats Do Not Ap prove of Nebraskan's Plank Which Incidentally Pleases Gompers. New York, June 29. A special dis patch from Denver to the Herald is as follows: "That Mr. Bryan will be defied on the question of the platform, even by his own delegates, in case he insists on embodying, his views on the sub ject of an anti-injunction plank is be coming very clear. "The situation forming here is al most a duplicate of that which pre vailed at Chicago. The leading can didate, who holds the convention, so far, as the presidential nomination is concerned, in the hollow of his hand, desires the insertion of a plank chanc ing the law in reference to the issu ance of injunctions against labor for the purpose of getting the union vote. Samuel Gompers, who says he speaks for the union vote, is not satis fied, and wants something more radi cal, on the other hand, many of the leading spirits in the convention are prepared to give battle to the leadlne candidate rather than accept his dic tum. Mr. Bryan wants the anti-ln- junction plank in the Nebraska plat form made a part of the national dec laration of principles. "Every effort is being made to have the committee on resolutions so form ed that Mr. Bryan will be forced to compromise. It must be saM sent Indications are that he will have a majority of the committee, but if Is by no means certain that he will be able to prevent a fight on the floor of the convention. "His insistence on the Nebraska plank can change a scene of harmnnv into one of strife. Thomas is for Modifying. "Charles S. Thomas, of Colorado. once governor and temporary chair man or tne democratic national con vention of 1900. who "s a delegate In structed to vote for Bryan, voiced the opposition to the Nebraska plank in a way wnicn will give ereat. enrnnrsm. ment to Eastern democrats. l will be a member of thA tee on resolutions, representing Colo rado," said Mr. Thomas, "and T fnr nna will do everything in my power to have this suggestion of Mr. Bryan's modified. A contest will snniv in the convention and perhaps on the floor of the convention. The original suggestion made to the republican convention at Chicago was a mild one when compared with that which Mr. Bryan would have us swallow. " 'In the first place he wants us to favor such a modification of the fed eral law in reference to the issuance of injunctions in industrial disputes as will prevent the issuance of the writ except after notice to the defen dants -and full hearing. " 'This prevents the proper steps by the Courts for the protection of prop erty in times when a whole city may lie at the mercy of a mob. Notice must be given; that means at least five days. A full hearing must be had; that may mean at least 30 days In the meantime the city might be burned down, hundreds of lives lost, and enough damage done to bankrupt a state. "'But further than these objections, the convention will be asked to con sider that greater one that we are asked to forego In order to please Mr. Gompers. the making of his unions a privileged class. '"Again, Mr. Bryan will ask us to insert in the platform a provision that in all trials growing out of in junctions shall be before a jury. On these two points the Democrats of the West, as well as of the East, are- ready to take issue with Mr. Bryan and save him from himself, or at least make an effort to save the party from such mistakes. To me it seems to be worse than folly. Party Will Be Saved. "There is plenty of time for the party to come to its senses about this matter, and I sincerely hooe that Mr. Bryan will show moderation. If he does not, I know of many states that will join in an effort to save the party from this mistake.' It had been expected that Senator Joseph W. Bailey, of Texas, would at tend the convention and become chair man of the Committee on Resolu tions. Mr. Bailey telegraphed that, owing to the advice of his physicians, he would not be In Denver during the convention." THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Showers and cooler Mon day night; Tuesday fair, light to fresh west to northwest winds. ' OHIO Showers and cooler Monday night: Tuesday fair, liaht to frw ouihwess to wort wind. . Morgan and Taft r, , r'1" " s5sy This is a snapshot taiten at Ne Taft and J. Pierpont Morgan, in gow gree of LL. D. was conferred upon M RAT THREATENS ENTIRE VILLAGE Rodent Gnaws Match Head And Starts a Dangerous Blaze at Westville. RESIDENTS ARE AROUSED. MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN 'AKE TO THE HOUSETOPS AND FIGHT THE THOUSANDS OF BURNING, FLYING EMBERS. The little town of Westville, O., four Wiles east of Ricknioncr, was threaten ed with total destruction by fire late Saturday night, because some vagrant rat, searching a midnight lunch in the barn of Samuel Hennemeyer, gnawed a match head. When the flames spread to all parts of the barn there was a general alarm sounded and the inhab itants of the little vllage turned out in force to fight the flames and save their homes from destruction. When a general conflagration was threatened, the local fire department was asked to send a fire company to assist in battling with the blaze, but this assistance could not be given be cause of lack of transportation facili ties. From the burning barn huge embers were hurled skyward and many of them alighted on the roofs of the houses. A grocery store near the barn, caught on fire three times and only by the most desperate work of the hastily organized fire brigade was it saved from destruction. To prevent the flames spreading to other property, men and boys worked with a vim, tearing down fences, out houses and corn cribs. Men, women and children manned all the housetops In the village, and with buckets and wet blankets extinguished giant fire brands as rapidly as they fell. Not withstanding these efforts, several houses and barns caught on fire, but before the flames could gain headway they were extinguished. After an hour's hard fight win the fire demon. the home defenders were able to re sume their slumbers. It was a night's experience that none of them will for get for some time. By the fire, Hennemeyer will lose between $400 and $500. He carried no insurance. All the contents of the barn were burned, including a valua ble horse. Mr. Hennemeyer states that he has no idea of how the blaze could have started unless some rat gnawed a match head. INSANE MAN TOLD T0J0URNEY ON William Rinehart "Fired" Ov er the State Line. The ten days of grace accorded Wil liam Rinehart, by the police judge, ex pired today and he was released from the county jail and told to go to Ohio. Rinehart is believed to be mentally unbalanced. It Is deemed probable he has escaped from some charitable In stitution. Rinehart was arrested after raising a disturbance at the homes of fanners ttf Uaiott plkq. March Side by Side w Jiven try au Hearst News Service n ami, cap as they marched to Wools ey Morgan. RECORDS WILL BE BBOKENJ DENVER Democratic National Conven tion May Be Shortest On Record. BIG FUND FOR JOHNSON. CLAIMED THAT J. J. HILL AND WALL STREET WILL SPEND A MILLION TO DEFEAT WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN. Denver, Colo., June 2!. Bryaff, Nor mack, Mack and Rogers Sullivan now have the ways of the "roller coster" greased so thoroughly that all the nominations probably will skid along without an interruption and the dem ocratic national convention will be the shortest on record. Judge Wade of Iowa, managing the vice presidential boom for Jerry Sullivan, claims the latter has received a letter from Bryan declaring in favor of his candidacy. State headquarters are being estab lished today in several sections of the city, hotel accommodations suitable for the same, being exhausted. James Hahn of Minnesota, arrived today declaring his Intention of punc turing any Johnson boom that may materialize. He hints that J. J. Hill and Wall street are behind Johnson and already have raised nearly a mil lion dollar campaign fund to defeat W. J. Bryan. AUGUST BODES DEAD Aged and Respected Citizen of Cambridge City Ex- pires Today. HE WAS WIDELY KNOWN. Cambridge City, Ind., June 29. August Boden one of the oldest and most respected residents of this city, died here this morning at 9 o'clock. He is survived by his wife and one son, Harry Boden. Mr. Boden was born at Freeport, Pa., in 183S and in 1847 he moved to Cambridge City which was his home up to the time of his death. His first wife was Miss Caroline Woods of Cambridge City. Three children were born to this union, two of whom are dead. In 1871 his first wife died and in 1879 ho married Miss Carrie Downs of Olney, In. For many years Mr. Boden was a contractor, but in 1305 he went Into the tomato pack ing business, in which he was engaged up to the time of his death. He be came one of the best known tomato packers in the state. Mr. Boden took an active part in the building of the canal which runs through Cam bridge City and in the building of the Indianapolis division of the Pennsyl vania" lines. TRIUMPH LODGE HOLDSJIG PICNIC More Than Three Hundred At tend Event. There were more than three hundred people at the picnic given yesterday at the place of Albert Steen, south, of the city, by Triumph Lodge K. of P. Thack and field sports were held and every body, had "on og.thosa betttmJefcS. to Get Degrees staff photographer of William H. Hall, Yale, where the honorary. de- THE "NEW WOMAN" IS OUT OF PLACE She Has No Place in the Busi ness World, Says the Rev. Ware. SHE HAS A DUTY AT HOME. BIGGER PER CENT OF CRIMINALS COME FROM BAD HOMES, HE CLAIMS THE DIVORCE EVIL IS DECRIED. The "new woman" is out of place. Instead of doiny work intended for men to do she hould Interest herself about the horfe. This is tra opinion of the Rev. Al fred T. Ware, pastor of the East Main Street Friends' church, who spoke last evening to a large congregation as sembled on the big lawn In front of the church. The title of his sermon was "The Home Life of the People." In the course of his remarks the Rer. Ware stated that God had never In tended that women should take the place of men in the factories, offices, etc. Her place in life, he said, was essentially the home. The Rev. Ware stated that woman's influence was necessary to the home. Good homes mean good citizens. Bad influences at the home means crim inals. In one of the eastern states, he said, it had been estimated that only 7 per cent of the criminal class had had the advantage of good homes. Fifty per cent had been brought up in bad homes. The Rev. Ware also took occasion to denounce the divorce evil, which has been so prevalent In this county, and he congratulated Judge Henry C. Fox and Prosecutor Wilfred Jesstjp for the stand they had taken on the divorce question. He said that the people of Wayne county should .appreciate their errorts to make divorces in this coun ty hard to obtain. The Rev. Ware stated that If women would confine their work to their homes and the divorce laws were made more strict the homes In this country would be raised to a higher standard. The Rev. Mr. Ware's "out doors sermons have become very popular and whenever he holds a service on the lawn in front of the church there is always a large crowd- present. He speaks on practical, modern subjects which are of interest to everyone and which do not require a theologlon for interpretation. GRAFTER GETS LONG PR1S0N SENTENCE Brunaugh Must Serve Time at Michigan City. Indianapolis, June 29. Judge Carter overruled the motion for a new trial for Harry Brunaugh and sentenced him to a term of two to fourteen years In prison. He will be taken to Michi gan City Immediately. He was con victed for making and presenting false and fraudulent claims in connection with the Indianapolis street paving contracts. GROOM IS FIFTY. Charles Kerlin of Cambridge City was granted a license today to marry Miss Martha Gardner, also of Cam- bridge City. The groom is 50 years old and the bride eleven years Ll J- . I t Jjgfijpr. Mr. -JCwJIn -l-?-r,allroadeiw, TEMPEST MAY BE ' STIRRED DP OVER MILKJSPECTI0I1 Hinted That There Has Deen Breach Between Authori ties Interested in the Pres ent Campaign. ---- BMP DAIRYMAN GARD TAKEN BEFORE PROSECUTOR. For Some Unknown Reason It Was Decided Not to File' Charges Against the Man Samples Show Up-Bad. The lull that may precipitate the." most violent tempest that has stirred! the sea of trouble, since the investi gation of dairies and milk was under-; taken by State Inspector John Owens and City Inspector Dr. Lee Hoover, seems In prospect. The subterranean strife has broken through the surface,! but with all parties maintaining sil-l ence and refusing to discuss the mat-; ter for publication it is probable, an j amicable agreement may be brought) about. The hinted at breach actually exists between authorities, but If will' not be permitted to Interfere with the. inspections, which will continue unln-; terruptedly. Inspector Owens stated this morning he will carry on his work and trips are to be made to the re maining dairies which supply milk for sale and consumption in the city. The weather today in terf erred with the trips to the country that had bean planned. Owens Wide Awake. As indication that Owens Is wide awake to the game, Daniel F. Gard. who operates the Sunny Bend dairy, located southwest of the city, was re quested to accompany Owens to police headquarters this morning. Owens carried with him a q .i bottle of milk taken from the wason of Gard and was in search for Prosecutor Jes sup. Gard was not arrested, however, and for reasons known best to Owens and the state's attorney no charges of a criminal nature were preferred against Gard. When asked why he did not prosecute Gard. the Inspector ans wered he had not concluded all his ev idence. Prosecutor Jess up refused to discuss the matter and said If any talking for publication is done on the subject it is to be by Owens. Owens asserts five possible charges uugni do piacea against Gard. An ex amination of the milk carried in Gard's wagon was made by the Inspec tor and five bottles selected, which contained foreign substances. In re gard to the result of his inspection of the milk confiscated from Gard, Ow ens said. "This milk shows the pres ence of dirt and stable filth. I met Gard on the street yesterday la his wagon and bought this milk. I told him to come by Dr. Hooverts office this morning and I would tell him the results of the inspection. I found that about 25 per cent of the milk contain ed dirt and filth. To permit its sale would make people sick. Of the dis eases of children, 75 per cent Is due to poor digestion superinduced by the drinking of milk." Filth In Milk. The inspector lifted the sample bot tle of milk, which he carried and had It up for display. One particle about the sire of a grain of wheat and of similar shape was to be seen floating about Fine particles of dirt bad set tied to the bottom. t Owens declared that the other samples secured from Gard exhibited similar conditions. Gard's dairy was Inspected last week and given a grading of "poor minus." He was told to make certain Improvements and according to Ow ens promised to do so. Owens claims that when he stopped Gsrd yesterday he cautioned him against selling milk containing dirt and other substances and told him unless he changed his practice immediately he would be lia ble to prosecution. The dairyman is exceedingly hard of hearing and he stated this morning' that if Owens gave him the alleged in structions yesterday he did not hear them, or did not understand that they were In the nature of a warning. He said he would have heeded had he un derstood them as such. Gard's cus tomers have not raised objections t the quality of milk they purchase. nnei inn re rroviaeo. If prosecution were attempted against Gard or any of the dairymen, conviction would result In a fine of not less than 110 nor more than 139 for the first offense. For the second offense the fine is not less than $25 nor more than f 100 and for the third and subsequent offenses the fjp la ; not less than $100 and imprisonment in the county jail tor not less than thirty nor more than ninety days. usspecior iswens nas reecivea a re port from the state chemist in regard to the samples of milk submitted from this city. One sample contained 10 per cent water. This means that If the dealer sold fifty gallons of milk each day be also sold water for about 11.2a. Two or three of the samples j Involve violations which the inspector tat- tv.n n a, 1 -CIB XContlaaed on Pas Tbrje.