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rrmri H JL JD AND SUN-TELEGRAM. ,VOL. XXXIII. NO. 155. RICHMOND, IND., SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 19, 1908. SINGLE COPY, 3 CENTS. TAFT IS TRAIN CRASHES INTO AUTOMOBILE KILLING FAMILY RICHEST CHURCH IN WORLD IS SUED IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL WINNERS OE RACE No Results Fom Aero Club Bal loon Contest. BRYAN'S TROUBLES ARE NOW MANY ALTHOUGH YOUNG GAMBLERS THREATEN RATLIFF CANNOT DISTRICT ATTORNEY PROGRESS DN SPEECH E Henry Stone Asks $10,000 and Restoration of Prem ises. Do Not Like His Anti-Race It Will Soon Be Ready for the Stamp of Approval. OF T. Track Gambling Activity. UNDERSTANDCHARG NICHOLSON fSix Lives Lost When Foolish Chauffeur Dashes Behind a Freight Train and Before Pennsylvania Flyer. SCRAPS OF CLOTHES USED TO IDENTIFY VICTIMS. jfcodies of Charles Sherman ' King and Family Found a Bleeding Mass He Was Once State Legislator. Ft. Wayne, Ind., July 18. The east Hound Pennsylvania limited struck an automobile at the Columbia City rail road crossing this afternoon, killing every one of the car's six occupants 'and annihilating one of Fort Wayne's leading families. The dead are: CHARLES SHERMAN KING, 43 jyears old. MRS. ALMA ZEIGLER KING, aged 'forty his wife MISS CATHERINE KING, aged 16, their daughter. MISS JOSEPHINE KING, aged 13, their daughter. MISS FAYMA BRADSHAW, aged '15, friend of Catherine King. CARL TIMMINS, aged 27, chauffeur for Mr. King. The train, which struct the automo bile was a Pennsylvania limited and it was speeding eastward at the rate of sixty miles an hour. The party was !n route to Mr. King's summer home et Lake Wawasee. On arriving at the Columbia City crossing the auto encountered a west bound freight train. Chauffeur Tira inins halted the auto close to the track and waited until the long line of box cars had passed. Just as the caboose of the freight train had clear ed the crossing Timmins started the auto over the rails. At that Instant the pilot of the giant locomotive was within twenty feet of the crossing. In the fraction ofa,jsecond the en gine struck the big touring car amid Bhlp and sent it hurling through the air for a distance of three ' hundred feet. With It went the mangled forms of its occupants. The car was a mere mass of splint ers and twisted metal when it alight ed. But for the torn fragments of clothing, the remains of the human beings, who only a moment before con stituted a merry outing party could not have been recognized as mortal vemnents. The train stopped as soon as possi ble and ran back. Engineer Peter Carter was the first to alight to view the scene carnage. He found the crushed form, of Mrs. King resting on the pilot of the engine. He carried the body to one side of the roadbed and thought he felt her heart flutter, but in a moment there was no doubt that the woman was dead. Mr. King was a close friend and sup porter of Senator Beveridge in Indiana and for two terms he represented Wa ,bash county In the state legislature. He was financial loan agent for the Prudential Life Insurance company in Indiana, with headquarters in Fort AVayne. His wealth was estimated at about $200,000. He carried heavy ac jcldent insurance for bis wife and two daughters. TO BUILD UNIQUE E It Will Take Dr. lies Kerlin Back to Boyhood Days. DrD. lies Karlin of Chicago, who spent his boyhood In Wayne county J and is & graduate of the old Friends' academy, now Earlham colelge, is making preparations to build one of the most handsome recidences in the Windy City in memory of his wie. The new home is to be located on the Sheridan road. Dr. Kerlin is the son of the late James Kerlin who livfed about four miles west of the city aind who raised a grove of fine walqut trees. It is with these trees that r. Kerlin expects totrim his new resi dence. The plan of using the lumber or the interior wood work was first sug gested by his aunt Mrs. John T. Ul exander of Huntington, who is well known. She learned of her nephew's Intentions of building a new residence and suggested the plan of Using the trees to finish one of the rooms. 'He has acted on the suggestion and the lumber Is cut and is drying on his hot in one of the most exclusive residence sections of the city. i Another fond recollection will i be perpetuated for a time in this Bouse. Under the big walnut mantle yill be & large ventilating grate furnished by William K. Jackson who was ptiiu dpal of Friends' Academy when Dr. Kerlin graduated In 1S75. To ma'Jte the house still more Indiana-like, the superstructure will be made of Bed ford stone. The architecture follows the old colonial style with wide balls jla the center. New York, July 18. Henry Stone, of York, Pa., representing several hun dred constituents, has brought a suit against the Rectors, church wardens and vestrymen of Trinity church, and William Joy, attorney for the Trinity corporation, which involves more than $600,000,000 real estate in what is con sidered the closest of corporations. The Fuit in which seeks to eject the defendant from property at Nos. 75 and 77 King street, and asks $10,000 damages with the restoration of the premises to descendants of alleged heirs to property which the Trinity corporation has held for nearly two hundred years. TAINTED MONEY FOR REPUBLICANS Secretary Taft Says No Cor poration Fund Will Be Accepted. DETERMINED IN HIS STAND. HIS ACTIONS AS HE PAUSED WHILE PLAYING GOLF, INDICAT ED FORMER WAR SECRETARY MEANT WHAT HE SAID. Hot Springs, Va., July 18. Pausing at the second bole on the golf links this afternoon, Wm. H. Taft made a positive announcement that the repub lican national committee will under no circumstances accept contributions from corporations in the Impending presidential compaign. "Positively no contributions will be accepted from the corporations by the national committee" said the candi date, "and you may quote me as say ing so." He had been discussing the act of congress which forbids corpor ation contributions to campaign funds. So far as this law applies to federal corporations and federal officials there is no doubt as to its constitu tionality in the present campaign, but there is a decision of tbe supreme court of the United States which de Clares- that the presidential electors, be state official and thvre is doubt in- minds of many a high legal authority, Taft included, as to whether congress has any control over contributions made by state corporations to cam paign funds of state officials. In this instance the presidential electors of the former secretary of war seemed In clined to view that in prosecution bas ed on the latter feature of law the act could be successfully attacked. "But that point wiU not be raised," said Taft. "We shall obey the law." There was' determination in his manner when he said it. What are the poor corporations to do? Who will take their money? The situation is be coming critical since both Democrats and Republicans alike refuse to ac cept the filthy lucre. DR. S. R. LYONS TODAYS SPEAKER Will Address the Union Gospel I Meeting. Rev. S. R. Lyons will preach at the union gospel meeting to be held at the Sonth Tenth street park this afternoon at three o'clock. The subject for the sermon is "The Heart of True Relig ion." The choir of Reid Memorial church will furnish some special music. KEEPING THE PEACE Troops Ordered Out However For Emergency. Birmingham, Ala., July IS. Re ports as to the situation in the district where the union miners areconducting a strike are to the effect that every thing is quiet. Capt. Lucien Brown, chief deputy sheriff, who accampan ied three military companies and a field gun into the region, is at Bloss burg, Jefferson county and sends word that while many of the strikers are to be seen, there are no indications of disorder. Another company of militia has been ordered under arms here. M0SQUIT0BITE FATAL. New York, July 18. Bitten by a mosquito several days, ago, Willie Bristitup, two years old, of No. 100 Twentieth street, Brooklyn, died today in the Samaritan Hospital from blood poisoning. St. Paul, Minn., July 18. It will be impossible to tell until late tonight or early tomorrow morning who Is winner in the balloon race of the American Federation of Aero clubs which started this afternoon. Ir. Julian Thomas of New York, is rep resenting the last in the races. The other starters in the race were: C. A. Coey. in the Chicago; Dr. Fred erick Fielding of Texas, in the Fielding-San Antonio; Captain A. E. Muel ler of Chicago, in the Illinois; Dick Ferris of Mineapolis, in the United States; and L. N. Scott of St. Paul, in the America. . OTTOMAN EMPIRE IS NOW THREATENED Thirty Thousand Turkish Reb els March Toward Con stantinople. SULTAN OFFERS AMNESTY. APPEALS TO REVOLUTIONISTS TO LAY DOWN THEIR ARMS BUT NONE AVAILED THEMSELVES OF THE RULER'S OFFER. London, July 18. According to de spatches reaching here today the un rest among the Turkish troops in Ma cedonia has reached an acute stage and serious trouble is looked for. The advices state that the mutinous Tur kish soldiers are leading: a force of thirty thousand rebels in a movement against Constantinople with toe inten tion of overthrowing Adul Hammed and securing control of the Ottoman empire. Efforts are being made by General Wolfe Pasha to mobilize a force. suf ficiently strong to intercept the rev olutionists who are marching from Monastir and it is believed that a terrific battle can hardly be avoided, Following the assassination today of Oeneral Osman Pasha, commanding the Turkish forces at Monastir, the Sultan offered amnesty to all who would lay down their arms, but none availed themselves of the offer. DIAMOND BEDECKED Her Body Found Floating Chicago Park Lagoon. in Chicago, July 18. The police of Chi cago are working hard to unravel the death mystery of a beautiful, stylish ly gowned woman, wearing thousands of dollars worth of diamonds, whose body was found in the Jackson Park lagoon. Her diamonds, a handkerchief bear ing the letter "M," a pair of No. shoes marked "J. G. Brandt Shoe Com pany, St. Louis, Mo.." are the clews upon which the detectives are depend ing to solve the mystery. Here are the jewels found on the dead woman: Solitaire diamond ring. Ring set with three red stones sur rounded with pearls. Black seal ring of dark stone, Tif fany setting. Gold pin, set with three yellow stones shaped like a shamrock. Eighteen carat gold watch, attach ed to a long solid gold chain with oc tagonal links. NEAL WILL HAVE GOOD BACKING Seeks Independence Party Nomination. Chicago. July IS. The campaign for the independence party nomination for the presidency was opened here today when Thomas L. Higgen of Mas sachusetts, reserved by telegraph, headquarters in the Palmer house. Charles F. S. Neal, of Indiana, a ri val candidate, will open headquarters In the Windsor-Clifton hotel, directly across the street, and will bring with him the largest delegation of all the states to fight for his candidacy. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Generally fair Sunday; cooler in east portion, Sunday. OHIO Sunday fsl Latest Cheerful News Is That New York Is Doubtful and He Has Little Chance of Winning There. NEGRO QUESTION ALSO FORGES TO THE'FRONT. Commoner Forced to Take Recognition of the Colored Man Nebraskan Greatly Alarmed. Lincoln. Neb., July. William J. Bryan heard bad news from New York today. It was brought by former ma yor William B. Kirk of Syracuse, who with former state executive chairman Jas. K. McGuire, represented the On ondaga congressional district Id the Denver convention. Kirk refused- to stand for Bryan in the national con vention and insisted that Johnson of Minnesota, was the only man who could carry the Empire state and sup ported him until the unit rule ordered by "Boss" Murphy, forced him with his other colleagues to submit to having their ballots cast for the Nebraskan. Kirk dropped off here to tell Mr. Bryan that it would require hercu lean efforts to make a better showing there than in 1806 and 1900. "I early made up my mind he could not carry New York," said Kirk, "and so did what I could to induce the New York delegation to put Johnson for ward. Had the delegates been per- knitted to express their choice freely. the governor of Minnesota would have had their solid support. Now that Mr. Bryan is the nominee of the party, I have something to tell him and that is that I shall do what I can to secure his election. We have a tough job before ub in New York and it will be a miracle indeed if we carry it." To Organize Negroes. Prior to Kirk's visit Bryan summon ed from Chicago, Don Farnsworth, head of the Chicago banking house of Farnsworth, Billings . & Co., and en trusted him with the task of organiz ing the negro voters of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and other states. Farnsworth Is expected to raise a large sum of money to offset the revolt among the colored voters, caused by Mr. Bryan's commendation of Roosevelt and Taft for dismissing from the army the ne gro battalion, some whose members were charged with having shot up Brownsville, Texas, August -906. Farnsworth's presence here within twenty-four hours after Bryan had been compelled to "qualify" his decla ration that he had never "discussed" the Brownsville incident, because of the discovery of the Commoner editor ial penned by him, assailing colored troops quite as fiercely as Roosevelt and Taft, indicated that the candidate had made up his mind that only des parate measures could secure the ne gro vote. Farnsworth has been suggested to Mr. Bryan as handy man for treasurer of the national committee. He may be selected when the sub-committee meets in Chicago next week. Roosevelt to Speak. Bryan was somewhat perturbed to day by the reports that President Roosevelt will stump Nebraska for Taft. Chairman Hayward of the Ne braska state committee, joined the national chairman Frank Hitchcock this evening went on to Colorado Springs with him to talk over the pro posed invasion on Bryan's state. The colored men who resent the Browns ville affair, say it would be entirely appropriate for Bryan and Roosevelt to speak from the same platform here and jointly justify the order by which the battalion was drummed out of the army. Mr. Bryan declined to discuss Roosevelt's projected visit. Y. M. C. A. NOW BEING WIRED Over Six Hundred Lights Are Planned. The work of wiring the Y. M. C. A. building is rapidly reaching comple tion. The wiring is an exceptionally large job and will be about two or three weeks before finally completed. There will be over six hundred lights in the building. One of the most Interesting of the many electrical apparatus being an intercommunicating telephone sys tem. It is operated much on the same plan as the Richmond Home company's automatic system except it is a system unto Itself. GO TO DAYTON. A party of fifty Earlham students paid a visit to the Dayton library yesterday. They found the Buckeye BUILDING MsWT vary interesting institution. New York, July IS. Assistant Dis trict Attoreny Robert H. Elder, of Kings county received a number of threatening letters in today's mail, written by persons who resent his ac tivity in prosecuting race track gam blers. All of the letters contain vile epithets and several threaten him with personal violence. One likens him to Governor Hughes, saying both are bi goted and narrow minded. HORSE STOLEN. A horse and rig was stolen last ev ening at Sidney, O., and the local po lice! department was notified to watch for it as it is not known what direc tion the thief took. RIDS ARE REEOSED Washington Township Squab ble Is Again Contin ued. REMONSTRANCE REFUSED. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN SES SION STATE THAT THE TIME FOR FILING THE DOCUMENT HAD PASSED. Yesterday afternoon after a lengthy discusion, the county commisioners decided to reject the two bids on the road petitioned for, in Washington township on the grounds that the bids were not satisfactory. The commis sioners. also refused toaccept the re monstrance against the road, ruling that the time for the filing of remon strance had passed. The commis sioners have authorized the county auditor to readvertise for bids on the road. One of the contractors who entered a bid for construction of the road fail ed to specify any amount in t he bond filed with the commissioners. The other bidders has as his securities parties residing in Bartholomew coun ty. This was not acceptable to the commissioners, because it would es tablish a precedent for accepting bonds of contractors who had as their bondsmen parties not residing in Wayne county. The squabble over the Washington township road has existed since last October. This was the first road pe titioned tor in wayne county under the new road law passed by the last legislature. After bids on the con struction of the road had been adver tised for, a remonstrance against the construction of theroad was filed in the circuit court. Last week Judge Fox ruled that he had no Jurisdiction to act on the matter as the remon strance should have been filed at the proper time in the commissioners' court. In refusing to accept the re monstrance the commissioners held that the only phase of the question they had at that time to consider was the bids that had been entered. In the event the commissioners let a contract for theconstruction of the road after new bids have been received. It is probable that remonstrators will ap peal th edeclsion of Judge Fox to the preme court. After disposing of the Washington township road matter the commission ers tackled the public depository ques tion. It was decided that the share of the public funds formerly deposited vith the Richmond Trust company, which recently combined with the Dickinson Trust company, should be distributed among the other deposi tories according to their capital stock. The commissioners ruled that the Dickinson Trust company was not en titled to a larger share of the public funds than it originally bid for not withstanding the fact that the capi tal stock of the Dickinson Trust company has increased since Its com bination with the Richmond Trust company. HEARST SAILS TO ATTEND CONVENTION Now on His Way America. Toward London, July 18. WHiam Randolph; Hearst today sailed for New York on the steamship Lucania. He will ar-t rive In New York on Saturday of next week, and will go Immediately to Chicago to preside at the national convention of the independence party. The convention will be called together by Mr. Hearst on the morning of July 27. ; TOWNSHIP ROAD Hot Springs, Va.. July 18. Judge Taft is making rapid progress in per fecting his speech of acceptance. He has made a very thorough revision of his speech, but will consider its lan guage further and consult with some of his friends before placing his stamp of approval upon it. NOT MRS. GUNNESS. Laporte, Ind., July IS. The Amerl can woman who was taken for Mrs Belle Gunness by the Mexican auth orities proves to be Mrs. K. M. Cam eron, widow or a minister or rarkers burg, W. Va., who was traveling through Mexico on an investment seeking mission. BANKERS POSTPONE T After Conference It Was De cided That Event Should Not Be Held This Week. TO BE HELD NEXT OCTOBER. AT THIS TIME LOCAL ORGANIZA TIONS WILL BE CALLED TO GETHER TO HELP ENTERTAIN VISITING MEN OF FINANCE. The meeting in Richmond this week of bankers of the sixth district for the purpose of organizing a district asso ciation has been postponed until next October, probably the first week in that month, at the request of the lo cal bankers and the Young Men's Bus inese club. Yesterday local bankers and off! cers of the Young Men's Business club got together to devise plans for entertaining the visiting bankers. It was decided that the time was too short to provide satisfactory entertain ment and it was also decided that this was not the right season of the year to hold such a meeting .because many of the bankers in the district are away on their vacations. It was suggested mat October would be the proper time to hold the meeting and this sug gestion met with unanimous favor, t.o the officers of the state bankers as sociation at Indianapolis, who are iath ering the movement to organize sixth district bankers organization were notified that the meeting should be postponed until October. This ac tion was saifsfactory-to the Indiana- polls people As a "boomers" organization the Young Men s Business club has been called in Vy the local bankers to assist in the entertainment of the district bankers, j he club gladly responded to the call as it is realized tho best way to advertise Richmond is to bring out of town people into the citv and then after giving them roya! enter tainment, show them the many ad ran tages this city possesses. i intend to secure as many con ventions and meetings for this c!ly as I possibly can" states Secretary Kd Harris of the club. "I think the peo ple of Indiana and neighboring states should be brought here at every oppor tunity to see what a fine place Rich mond is to locate in. In the past Rlcn mond has and not .to its benefit. Idly watched the neighboring cities do this kind of work. This year Richmond al lowed all the district political meet ings and conventions get away from her when by rights these meetings should have been held in this city, as It is the largest in the district." The plans so far arranged for the entertainment of the vistt'ng bankers includes a banquet, an automobile trip through the city and numerous other minor affairs. GET INVITATIONS. Richmond People Asked to Shelbyville Dedication. Attend Invitations have been received by a number of Richmond people announc ing the dedication of the Saint Jos eph's Catholic church of Shelbyville, Ind., Sunday, August 2 at high mass 10:30 o'clock. The new church is built in the pure Roman-Renaissance style of architecture, a style used very early In the history of the church. The congregation is very anxious to make the dedication the crowning ev ent in the history of the parish. PIPES THEN WENT OUT. Cumberland, ML, July 18. Floyd Coon. J. L. Whitman and Walter Bartlett, Baltimore & Ohio railroad employes, while emptying the wat er tank of engine No. 1847 for re pairs, took out eighty fine fish from six Inches to over a foot in length. It Is thought the fish got into the tank when they were quite small. MEETING State Legislator Claims Prom inent Friend Asked Him Not To Vote for the $1,000 Li cense BilL RATLIFF FINDS HIMSELF IN PECULIAR POSITION. In His Recent Statement He Did Not Influence Public and Injured His Standing With The Liberals. Walter S. Ratliff, republican nomi nee for state representative, expresses great surprise at the published inter view with Timothy Nicholson in which Mr. Nicholson stated that during the last legislature Mr. Ratliff had beea solicited by a number of his constit uents to support the $1,000 liquor li cense bill because a majority of the temperance advocates in Wayne coun ty favored this measure, because they believed it to be a decided step la the campaign to eventually drive all saloons out of the state. This state ment was made by Mr. Nicholson in answer to Mr. Rati iff s declaration that he had not supported tbe meas ure in question because he believed that the majority of the temperance people in this county was not in favor of the bill. "It seems funny to me that Friend Timothy should have forgotten so soon what he said to me at the time the $1,000 liquor license bill was up for consideration in the House," said Mr. Ratliff yesterday. "Before the measure was voted on. Mr. Nicholson came to Indianapolis for the purpose of fighting the bill. He told me that the people of Wayne county did not want tbe measure passed. He said that such a law would drive all the saloon dives, but that the better class of saloons would remain, and that they would become wealthy by the closing out of their small competitors that the young men be attracted to them byrfl.ralnterview would be attracted to them by their improved conditions. Mr. Nicholson argued that this would be a decided re verse to the temperance people in their fight to suppress the liquor traffic "I can distinctly remember of Mr. Nicholson saying to me, 'Walter thee must not vote for the $1,Oik) liquor li cense bill.'" stated Mr. Ratliff. Feel ing that Mr. Nicholson expressed the sentiments r the temperance advo cates in this county Mr. Ratliff voted against the measure. Today Mr. Ratliff finds himself In a peculiar situation. His friends real ize that the published statement he made Thursday of this week had but little effect upon the temperance peo ple. On the other hand bis declaration that he favored county local option injured his standing with the "wets" in this county who are bitterly op posed to county local option. CENTRAL UNION REJECTS New Step in Indianapolis Tele phone Squabble. Indianapolis, Ind.. July 18. The Cen tral Union Telephone company has re jected tbe proposal made by tbe In dianapolis Telephone company and the New Telephone company through the Board of Works, for a consolidation of the properties of the three compan ies. L. G. Richardson, president of the Central Union, sent the answer of his company to the Board of Works to day. Mr. Richardson gives several reas ons for this refusal, one of the princi pal objections being the proposed method of selecting appraisers of the properties of the three companies. The proposition was that one appraiser be selected by the Central Union com pany, another by the Indianapolis and New companies, and the third by the Board of Works. Old Objection Repeated. Several days ago Mr. Richardson, In an Interview, discussed this matter and said: "The attitude of the city ad ministraation In this whole matter has been such that we would not care to agree to the selection of appraisers in that way." And this position is main tained in the answer which he sent to the Board of Works today, although It is not stated in just those words. TO H0LDREUM0N. 156th Ohio Will Meet at New Hope This Year. Theodore McClellan was at Eaton yesterday making arrangements for the tenth annual meeting of the 156th Ohio volunteer infantry, which Is to be held at New Hope September 3. There are some two hundred members who expect to attend. The program has been completed and the invit-., tions Issued.