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La AND SUN-TELEGRAM. YOL. XXXIII. NO. 153. RIC1I3IOND, IND., FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 17, 1908. SINGLE COPY, 2 1 CENTS. RICHMOND PA FORCED TO DO SO, WALTER RATLIFF MAKESTATEMENT Says That He Stands Square ly on Republican Platform Which Calls for County Lo cal Option. flIS STATEMENT NOT LIKED BY SOME PEOPLE. Nicholson Holds Legislator. Up To Ridicule and Tells tfie Reason Why Gardner Is Not Questioned. Walter S. Ratliff, republican nom Inee for state representative, stung by the published report yesterday that the temperance element of the repub lican party of this county would place an independent candidate in the field against him, broke forth with a state nient this morning in the local demo cratic organ, in which statement he made an attempt to outline his post tion on the temperance question. For some time past the temperance advocates of the county have attempt ed to force Mr. Ratliff to take some position, but not until the threat was made that an independent republican would be placed in the field against him, did he decide to show his colors. The statement made by Mr. Ratliff follows: From time to time mention has been made In the local papers concerning my attitude toward liquor legislation and to my position relative to the re publican platform. During the last session of the general assembly I vot ed for every temperance measure de sired to be passed by the temperance people of my county, except the blind tiger bill, which I conscientiously be lieve to be faulty. As the author of the bill would not submit to any al terations and as I believed it would pot exempt liquor used in the arts and sciences, I voted against it. At the time of its consideration, I was not aware that so many drug stores were Belling liquor illegally and violating the law. But very few of my constituents in formed me while in the legislature that it was their wish that the $1,000 ' license bill should be passed and the temperance people were almost to a unit against its passage. As to local option, during my last canvass I do not remember of having been asked before the election how I stood on this subject, but I knew it was an issue. I did not clearly under stand the meaning of local option until explained to me by Mr. Wilfred Jes eup. Before that I believed that the remonstrance law. not only reached the township and city wards but could be extended to the county as a unit. While at the state republican con vention held recently at Indianapolis, I voted for the adoption of the pres ent republican platform and I heartily Indorsed it. I have always been a republican and was nominated on that ticket Further, I am not in favor of amending any of the present temper Bnce laws that are now found on our statutes. WALTER S. RATLIFF, Nicholson's Views. . Timothy Nicholson this morning af ter reading this statement remarked wun a sarcastic smile. "TninK or a member of the state legislature not being acquainted with the meaning of local option." Mr. Nicholson was asked why Mr. Ratliff had been asked as to how he stood on proposed temperance legis Jation when a similar query had not been addressed to A. M. Gardner, the republican candidate for joint repre sentative from Wayne and Fayette counties. "Why should Mr. Gardner be asked fcuch a question?" replied Mr. NIchol son. "Two years ago Mr. Ratliff not have been asked his opinion on temperance legislation, but since his record In the last legislature the tem perance people of this county demand that he outline his position before they support him. The statement he made this morning Is not satisfactory." Referring to Mr. Ratliffs declara tion which appeaerefl this morning that he did not support the (1,000 liquor license bill presented in, the last ' legistlature because but few of his constituents had approached him on the matter, and because "the temper tince people were almost to a unit opposed to Its passage," Mr. Nichol son stated that Mr. Ratliff had been esked to support this measure by ; number of Wayne county people. Mr. Nicholson also stated that the ma jority of temperance peeople In Wayne county favored this measure as they regarded It as a most important step In the campaign to eventually drive all saloons out of the state. "Will there be an Independent candi date In the field against Mr. Ratliffr Mr. Nicholson was asked. "I know nothing about that, al though I have heard such a report. he replied. Mr. Nicholson stated that be had also heard there would be an Independent candidate in the field against Charles Ladd, republican can flldate for prosecuting attorney. Mr. KILLED BY A T KAN Greenfield Young Men Struck By Pennsy Passenger No. 9 Last Night. WERE HORRIBLY MANGLED. Greenfield, Ind., July 17. David Bennett Hall, aged eighteen, and Ern est Hopper, aged nineteen, while driv ing across the railroad tracks at elev en o'clock last night, were struck by Pennsylvania passenger train No. 9, west bound, and both were killed. The bodies of the young men were found this morning near the Leonard crossing horribly mangled. The horse was also dead and the buggy torn to splinters. When the train reached Indianapo lis at midnight, the accident was re ported, but it was not thought then anyone had been killed. FORGER NEATLY TURNS TRICK "D. E. Stone" Beats Kentucky Firm Out of Money by Forgery Method. WORKED SAME GAME HERE. MAN BOUGHT LARGE AMOUNT OF PAINT AND OFFERED CHECK ON RICHMOND BANK IN PAYMENT AND IT WAS HONORED. I). E. Stone, eminent forger and police dodger, has bobbed up again After his double failure to perpetrate bad paper in Richmond and his some what spectacular evasion of the police dragnet, he serenely floated into, un suspecting Lexington, Ky., and with out even changing his alias "D. E Stone" buncoed a bluegrass merchant for $65 by passing on him a forged check on a Richmond bank. After obtaining his loot Stone disappeared and is still at liberty pursuing his ad venturous career. It is quite probable that the elusive Mr. Stone after obtaining his grip, left at the Muth saloon and for some hours carefully watched by the police, board ed a Cincinnati train and went direct ly to Lexington. There the nervy crook lost no time working his game. Entering the hardware store of C. D. Cunningham he spun a yarn of how he had been left recently, the mere sum of $700,000 and that he had de voted one-seventh of this amount in purchasing Bourbon county, Kentucky farm lands. "Before I return to Rich mond I intend to paint the farm house and make other Improvements so just wrap me up about $177 worth of paint," said Stone. The beaming Mr. Cunningham quickly complied with the order then Stone handed him a check for $350 on a Richmond bank. Unlike his intended local victims. Cunningham accepted the check and In change gave Stone $65 in currency and his check for $108. Later in the day Cunningham learned over the long distance phone that Stone's check was a bad one. He received this Information in time to prevent Stone from cashing the check for $108 which Cunningham had given him. An effort was made to locate Stone but he had flown. Ladd is Regarded by the temperance people as the candidate for the saloon Interests. This morning Walter S. Ratliff was asked if he would support any meas ure providing for county local option, He replied that he would not do so. He said that the republican platform provided for county local option and ho stood upon that platform. DISTRICT ATTORNEY SHOOTS SELF DEAD He Was About to Be Taken to Hospital. Pittsburg. Pa., July 17. While prep arations were being made for the re moval to the hospital of Chas. W Hamilton, assistant district attorney of Allegheny county, he shot himself dead with a revolver. THE WEATHER PROPHET. OHIO Fair and warmer Friday night; Saturday showers, Increasing south winds. INDIANA Showers Friday night and Saturday; cooler Saturday; fresh to brisk south winds. DEMOCRATS TO NAME A COUNT! TICKET Men Who Will Be Named for Office Have Been Se lected. CONVENTION AUGUST 15TH. COUNTY CHAIRMAN BECK EX PECTS THAT THERE WILL BE A LARGE NUMBER OF PARTY WORKERS ATTENDING. C. B. Beck, democratic county chair man, today announced tnat ine aemo ocratic county convention will be held in the town hall at Cambridge City, on August 13. The first session he said, would be held at 10:30 o'clock in the morning. At this session after the various commitees had been appointed the delegates would bo addressed by J. C. Cox. the democratic candidate for secretary of state The afternoon session will be held at 1 o'clock. After the convention has received the reports of the com mittees, nominations for the various offices on the county ticket will be in order. Mr. Beck 6tates that he expects there will be a big assemblage of dem ocrats in Cambridge City on the date set for the convention, He says that a hard fight will be waged by the democrats to elect their county ticket and that the nomina tions will not be extended to the sue cessful candidates in a complimentary sense. It is probable that the following will be nominated for the county offices: various Treasurer mond. John C. Bayer, of Rich- Recorder Tholey Dniley, of Boston township. Sheriff Elbert C. Caldwell, of Wash- ington township State Representative L. H. Bertch, of Cambridge City. Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Allen, of Hagerstown. Commissioners Middle District Reese Marlatt, of Richmond. Western District Benton Wilson, of Cambridge City. It is stated that there will be no can- didate for commissioner from the east- em district as there is no vacancy at this time. The candidate for joint representa- tlve will be from Fayette county. The convention to nominate a joint repre- sentative will also be held at Cam- bridge City. There have not been many candi- dates in the field looking for berths on the demociatic countv ticket and ths nrobable nominees as nrinted above are not active candidate for the offices for which they are slated. In John C. Bayer and Joshua Allen the democrats feel that they have two par ticularly strong candidates. SHIVELEY RESIGNS No Longer Connected With K. Of P. Insurance De partment. MANY CHANGES ARE MADE. Charles E. Shiveley has just re- turned from a meeting of the board of control of the insurance department of the Knights of Pythias. At this J meeting he handed in his resignation which was accepted and his successor help her children in the school work, will be elected at the meeting held She has the great fundamental prin next month at Boston, Mass. clpal to work out, of getting the fam- He has been a member of the board for six years and states that the con- dition of the insurance department of er duties that are equally as import the lodge is the best that it has ever ant. There is nothing as great ln par- been, During the meeting there were some radical changes made In the manage- ment of the field work. There were a number of offices among those abol ished being that of general manager. This will save the insurance depart ment of the lodge a salary of $6,000. The board also abolished all the field superintendents and in their place men will be put over certain districts at a more moderate salary. Through these changes the department of the K. of P. lodge will save, it Is thought. close to $100,000 annually. JAMES MAY BE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN Considered Favorably by Bry an It Is Said. Lincoln, Neb., July 17. Ollie James of Kentucky, is visiting William Jen nings Bryan today. It is understood that Bryan has offered. James the na- Uoaai chairaaBMlA ROOSEVELTTO SPEAK Will Fill Three Engagements In Indiana During Pres ent Campaign. RICHMOND NOT MENTIONED Laporte, Ind.. July 17. The republi can state central committee nas an nounced that President Roosevelt will fill three speaking appointments in Indiana in the campaign, one of which will be at Michigan City, with Terre Haute, Evansville, Indianapolis, South Bend and Hammond the other cities from which a choice will be made. CHILD ANALYZED IN CRAFTS' LECTURE Pharnrtpritir of Children And Proper Home Surround ings Touched Upon. SPEAKER WELL RECEIVED. SAYS THERE SHOULD BE INSPEC TION OVER CHEAP THEATRES AND DAY IS COMING WHEN LI QUOR TRAFFIC WILL CEASE. Rev. Dr. "Wilbur F. Crafts, superin tendent of the International Reform bureau of the United States, noted lec turer and author, gave an excellent llr tn lartr nn(iipnre that filled the I iciin. ui First Presbyterian church last night. on the subject "That Boy and Girl of Yours." Dr. Crafts was secured here throl1irh. the efforts of the Richmond Ministerial association. He handled nis subject in an excellent manner and took advanced grounds which were al together new. Dr. Crafts stated that he always believed in having the prominent men of the city who have power, to attend his lectures as he be- lieved that it was the duty of every officer to see that the theatres and motion picture shows of which thi3 city has several, should be first Inves- tigated and if they have a harmful effect on diverting the minds of the young boys instead of a good effect, the mayor of the city 6hould prohibit the showing of such pictures. In part, the Dr. Wilbur F. Crafts said: "The boys and the girls have very little love except self love wnen they are young. Self love nas a rignt place and its place come third, but when It comes to De me nrsi. n oa comes selfishness and should be drowned as 'self denial is love for the future.' Value of Self Denial. Self denial broadens the boys and the girls out so that they do not treat things so lightly. Next there is the love of the boy falling in love with the girl. This buds in marriage and blooms Into childhood. Then the boy loves his llttPv mother on one side and the little chil on the other and so family love is NV5tabllshed between father, mother andc:id. This is like a three leaf clover all bound together on one stem. Batchelors Decried. There should be no old bachelor men and women although there are many. They should not be this way Z sh?"'d ""VA "irn ?aS branch out in patriotism of city, state and nation. Woman is the chief companion for the husband and child. She should read and keep up in events that are interesting to an ne memoers oi ner family. She suould be able to assist her husDand ln his business and to ily up for breakfast, how they should dress and what to cook and many oth- enthood and the shaping of human I character, as the touch of a baby's hand on the brow of the father or mother. The father and the mother are the lieutenants of the family and it is their place to teach the child truthfulness and obedience. They should be on time and be neat for it is the way the child Is trained and kind of habits he acquires when young, that makes the man out of him. Obedience in the home is God's plan. Obey your par- ents. Obey your rulers and last of all but just as Important, obey you God. Athletics Hit. Dr. Crafts then devoted his time in telling of the eastern colleges where everything was athletics and how the graduate leaves school not any better off than when he entered. Men should be educated and not have so much athletics. The colleges to choose from are those that are uplifting and give moral training and not those that have a reputation. Mothers are too often too self sacri ficing. They should arrange every thing so that every member of the family will get an equal share and not stint herself as many mothers do. They should teach the children the laws and that they are for their bene- $20,000,000 in Gold Lies at Bottom of the Ocean INDIANA IS TO BE I h CENTER OF FIGHT ffsJ A xVM N ft Thw1 William Randolph Hearst Oppose Election of Bry an and Kern. to HAS A FEW TRUMP CARDS. FAMOUS JOURNALIST WILL WAGE WARFARE AGAINST DEMO CRATS IN EVERY THE STATE. COUNTY IN Indianapolis, July 17. William R. Hearst intends to fight Bryan and Kern In every county ln Indiana. The editor-politician' Is on the war path and far-seeing politicians already dis cover the evidences of an impending conflict between the Bryan and Hearst forces that will add materially to the excitement of the campaign. He has turned his guns against Bryan and Kern and is framing up a lot of trouble for the democrats. He has several cards up his ample sleeve one of which he will play next month when an Independence state ticket will be put in the field in Indiana. Hearst agrees with managers of both of the old political parties that Indiana is an important battlo ground this year. He Intends to add to Its Import ance by making It one of the princ! pal fields of action of the Independ ence league. Through nis agents he Is now casting about for suitabje mate rial for the nomination for governor and assurance is given that he will find a man whose prominence and po tentiality will give a pain to the regu lar democratic organization in Indi ana. For a short time after the Denver convention it was hoped that Hearst would "bo good" and support the ticket nominated there. In a recent Is sue of the Commoner, Bryan wrote an editorial on Hearst that teemed with molasses and honey and Mr. Bryan's friends waited to see what effect it would have on the obstreper ous editor. Evidently it lacked draw ing power, for Hearst has sent word to his lieutenants in Indiana that the fight is on and that it is to be a fight to the finish. MABMOH PROPERTY APPRAISED AT $1,11)0 1 Site Desired by Township for School. The appraisers appointed by Judge Fox the first of this week to deter mine the value of the homestead prop erty of Mrs. Anna Marmon on the Henley road have reported the valua tion at 9i,iuu. not including the house. This site Is desired by Wayne town ship for the location of a new school building. Mrs. Marmon was offered $1,200 by the township for this prop erty but she refused the offer. Now that it has been determined that the offer made by the township was more than a fair one it Is probable that the property will be condemned unless Mrs. Marmon consents to accept the township's offer. She will probably do so. - VENDETTA ENDED. New York, July 17. As a culmina tion of the vendetta started years ago in Italy, John Soelema, a wealthy Brooklyn restaurant proprietor and Pasquale Dufre fought a street dnel today. Dufre was shot dead, four but lets entering bis heart. Soelema has beea arrested, - ' JiAJVKX V CAPT. SORENSEN. Captain Neils Peter Sorensen, of the United States and the whole wide world, believes that he has Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island beaten to death. He claims to know where $20,000,000 in gold bullion lies buried at the bottom of the ocean just where he can get at it and shows documents to prove the existence of the wreck laden with gold, tallow and wool. Just where It has lain for forty- two years. Capt Sorensen has given himself Just eighteen months to re turn a rich man. The map shows where wreck with $20,000,000 lies at the bottom of the ocean. STORY WAS A FAKE James Clark Was Not a Vic tim of Robbers Near Olive Hill. INVESTIGATION THOROUGH. On Investigation the story of James Clark who claimed that he was knocked down and robbed near Olive Hill, is found to be absolutely false. It was also found that Clark Is an epi leptic. On the Investigation by the Richmond police and the railroad de tectives it was found that the man had not been robbed nor even held up, but that he was sleeping in the telegraph office at Olive Hill and fell off the bunk and cut a gash in the back of his head. It is claimed that he told the-story in order to obtain sympt thy. Clark's story was that a stranger approached him and said that a man wanted him to work on a farm west of Olive Hill on the day of July 9. On ar riving at that place he started to the home of his supposed employer and as he and the stranger were walking up the track the latter's confederate came from the rear and knocked him sense less and then they robbed htm and he laid on the track till ten o'leock at night when he went to the telegraph office for help. ELECTEDJRUSTEE. Judson Chosen by First Presbyterian Church. At a congregational meeting of the First Presbyterian church last even ing, James M. Judson who is secre tary of the Richmond Manufacturing company, was elected to the position of trustee in place of Leonard T. Lem on who has resigned because of his re moval from the city. IS IT ANY WONDER? Pittsburg. Peniu, July 17. Thir teen children were one too many for Michael Laumgic, a Pole, living In Braddock. Yesterday his wife gave birth to her thirteenth baby. Michael rushed out of the house and summoned a woman to attend his wife, then continued running towards the Monongahela River bank and did not stop until he plunged in. The rivers Is being dragged for his remains. In the meantime the mother and child were removed to the Brad dock General Hospital. Laumgic has been out of work and declared he could not support the even dozen children without the latest arrival. HUNG AGAINST EARLY OPENING OF STATE CAMPAIGN Many Complaints Registered Against a Prolonged Spell binding Political Battle in Indiana. CAMPAIGN YEARS ARE BAD FOR BUSINESS. For This Reason Farmers. Commercial Travelers and Business Men Want the Whole.Affair Cut Short. Indianapolis, July 17. There is a strong feeling on the part of both. campaign committees republican and democratic against the early opening of the speaking campaign. This feel ing is the outgrowth of complaints from all over the state. Hundreds of letters are In the hands of each com mittee calling attention to the stagna tion of business and the general upset of normal conditions that always re sults from the agitation of spellbind ers. The farmer is not the chief com plainant, as the speaking campaign, if not begun until September, would find bim through with the rush of sum mer crops. It is the business man. and especially the commercial travel ers, who are protesting. These de clare that, under the very best of conditions in campaign years It is bad enough, but that the inclination to make of Indiana a battle ground the storm center of the fight bids fair to kill business for two or three months. Since Indiana has obtained the nomination of vice-president on the democratic ticket, the republicans have been favoring an earlier opening of the campaign than was first intend ed and unless the protests avail, the spell-binders may be let loose even be fore the first of September. Much comment Is heard in favor of an agreement between the parties that will confine the spell-binders to not more than 30 days In future campaigns and It would not be surprising if the present campaign should see the last of the long-term etnmp speaking that does so much to unsettle business con ditions In the years of national elec tions. It is hardly likely, however. that any of he spell-binding plans for this fall will be altered at this late day. , What Will bt DontT The attorney general's office has been asked for advice ln regard to the decision of Special Judge Moore at Frankfort, in which It was held that so-called temperance drink known as Tonics, put out by an Indianapolis brewery, is a malt liquor and cannot be sold without license. If this decis ion Is to be accepted without waiting ror the action of the supreme court, to which tribunal the case Is to be taken for final adjudication, arrests can be made wherever this drink is sold in the state. It is admitted that the brewery In Question has flooded In diana with the drink and as the find ing of Judge Moore was based largely upon an analysis made by the state- laboratory, it Is likely that arrests will be urged wherever "Tonlca" Is sold without license. There Is much specu lation as to what the breweries will do next In their desparate effort to coun teract the loss of business resulting rrom the sweeping fight on saloons, but It may be put down as certain that they will not be caught napping. Director) in Richmond. Indianapolis has seen a real direc torie gown, and the fair creature that had the courage to pose In it in the big show window of a down-town de partment store is to be seen in other Indiana cities. In the hope that the prejudice against the gown may be overcome.' For half an hour, Thurs day, the young woman gave the public a chance to see and the public did not hesitate to look. It Is not true that offices and business houses divid ed their forces Into relays of five min ute runs each, in order that the living model might, be Inspected, but it is true that the sidewalks were Impass able while the directorie gown was on exhibition. It Is not necessary to de scribe its daring construction, but It is sufficient to say that the woman who first appears in the streets of In dianapolis gowned In a directoire hab it will have an enormous following. It is more than likely that Richmond will be one of the cities used for exhibU tion purposes before many weeks pass. When that times comes there will be little doing in Richmond beyond sight seeing. Carnegie May Aid. Indianapolis Is to submit to the soothing effects of Andrew Carnegie's pocketbook. As a result of negotia tions that have been under way it now seems that six branch libraries will be established In the capital city. The buildings win cost $20,000 each and Mayor Bookwalter has been requested by the school board to notify Mr. Car- j negie that his offer will be accepted, j This will relieve the central library to ! such an extent that many years will (have passed before any danger of the (present crowding can return. 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