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THE K1CIIMOND PALLADIUM AND SUS-TE LEGRAM. BUTOAY, JULY 19, 190S.
BOOTH SUICIDED IN OKLAHOMA BUSH A WHO WILL WIN? FELTNIAN'S BULLETIN. $1010 PLAYER fAGE TWO. QWNIE Pet. .598 .588 .580 .530 .512 .444 .385 .370 Pet. .585 .573 .561 .556 .506 .439 .400 .378 He Lived Many Years After He Assassinated Abraham Lincoln. President Watkins of Indian apolis Values His Play er Highly. VTTORNEY HAS NEW STORY. BOOTH MADE A CONFESSION 11 WHICH HE IMPLICATED AN DREW JOHNSON AS BEING AN ACCOMPLICE IN THE DEED. ' Detroit. July 13. Finis L. Bates, of Memphis, attorney, has published a book entitled the "Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth." Mr. Bates claims to have positive proof that Booth, the assasin of President Lin coin, not only escaped after killing tha president in Washington in April, 1805 but lived until 1903, committing sui cide in Oklahoma. The author further alleges that Booth made a confession to him some eight years ago in which he implicat ed Andrew Johnson, vice president of the United States, as being an accom plice in the murder. Here is the main part of the con fession as related by Bates in his book: 'It had never entered my head to kill President Lincoln until the after noon of the day I committed the deed. I and others had tried for a year and a half to kidnap Lincoln and take him to Richmond as a hostage of war. We came to Washington that day to make final effort, but when we arrived in the city we learned for the first time that Gen. Lee had surrendered. "We went immediately to the Kink wood hotel to meet Vice-President An drew Johnson and told him further ef forts to kidnap, the president were now useless, when Johnson remarked: Will you falter at this supreme mo ment?' " "Then he added: 'Are you too faint hearted to kill him?' " The book quotes contradictory state ments by Gen. Lew Wallace, Gen. Dana and others regarding the dispo sition of the body supposed to be that of John Wilkes Booth, one account stating that it was buried in a prison yard, another that it was buried on en island and a third that it was sunk in the Potomac river. According to Bates' s ory, Booth, in stead of being shot by Goston Cor bett In Virginia, April 26, 1865, escaped while another of the cbnspirators met death. Under the name of John St. Helen. Booth is declared to have lived In Texas and other southern states and to have finally killed himself in Enid. Okla. His confession exoner ates Mrs. Surratt. who was hanged for complicity in the crime. Says Booth Confessed to Him. Bates is now practicing law in Mem phis, Tenn. He claims to have met Booth in 1872 in Glenrose Mills, Tex., and to have represented him in a case. Booth, or. St. Helen as he was called, became 111 and made a confession, swearing Bates to secrecy until after his death. He stated that he had gone to Ford's theater to kill Lincoln on Johnson's promise that Gen. IT. S. Grant would not be present with the president in his private box in the theater. After firing the fatal shot he left the theater and rode away on a horse held by David A. Herold. By means of the password given him by Johnson he was able to leave the city that night , and made his way to a farmhouse, where a man named Ruddy met him to convey him to a party of confederate troops still uncaptured in Northern Virginia. In getting into a wagon to hide Booth claimed that he lost his papers and that these were taken by Ruddy, who was later killed by Boston Cor bett. This cleared the way for his escape and he got away in disguise after lying in hiding with southern sympathizers until a fractured ankle had healed. By slow stages he made his way to Mexico, living there until he considered It safe to return to the United States. He was disguised as a wounded confederate soldier. Amusements Cutter Stock Company. After some weeks without anything la the way of theatrical entertainment It Is anticipated the Richmond public will extend a cordial welcome to the Cutter Stock Company, which will open a two weks' engagement at the Gennett next Monday night. The ini tial bill will be "For Home and Hon or," and the management promises a scenic Investiture that exceeds any thing carried by the ordinary run of stock companies. Many other stand ard plays will be put on during the two weeks will be put the shrdlumfw ed. The matinees will begin on Tues day and continue daily. Prices are popular and remarkably low when it Is considered that in addition to the plays there is offered six vaudeville features that fill all the waits be tween acts, not only serving to fill, however, but as meritorious enter tainment as well. Ladies will be ad mitted free Monday night under the usual conditions. Deaths and Funerals. RAILSBACK The funeral of David Railsback who died at Swayzee, took place this afternoon. The Rev. J. O. Campbell was in charge of the ser vice. Burial was at Elkhorn ceme tery. Mrs. Charles Bulla who resides north of the city was a sister of the deceased. PALLADIUM WANT ADS. PAY NATIONAL LEAGUE. Won Lost Pittsburg 49 33 Chicago 47 33 New York 47 34 Cincinnati 44 39 Philadelphia 39 37 Boston f. . . 36 45 Brooklyn 30 48 St. Louis 30 51 AMERICAN LEAGUE. Won Lost Detroit 48 34 St. Louis 47 35 Chicago 46 36 Cleveland 45 36 Philadelphia 40 39 Boston 36 46 Washington 32 48 New York 31 51 RESULTS YESTERDAY. National League. Pittsburg. 8; Boston.6. Philadelphia, 2-4; St. Louis 1-2. Cincinnati, 4; Brooklyn, 3. Chicago, 5; New York, 4. American League. Philadelphia, 11; Detroit, 5. Chicago, 7; Boston, 2. Washington, 3; Cleveland, 1. St. Louis, 7; New York, 1. CAMPBELL WINS Takes City Championship for Second Consecutive Year. HARRINGTON IS DEFEATED. One of the fastest and best series of tennis games that have been seen in the city for several years was that played yesterday afternoon for the city championship be ' ween Thomas Campbell state champion of secondary colleges and T. C. Harrington a well known tennis player, the former win ning. The first set was played with Harrington taking the honors by the score of 6-0. Following Campbell played in much better form and de feated Harrington in the last three sets by the scores of 6-3, 6-2 and 7-5. Campbell won the city championship last year. In the veteran tennis tournament the Rev. R. J. Wade was beaten by the little Baptist minister, Robert H. Smith. The Methodist preacher won the first set by the score of 7-5 with Smith taking the last two by the score of 6-4 and 6-4. In the second match Lemon took Secretary Goodwin of the Y. M. C. A. down the line by the scores of 6-0 and 6-0. The floral cultureist did not give the secretary a look in. In the doubles Wade and Goodwin were defeated by Lemon and T. C. Graham, by the scores of 6-3 and 6-2. T OVER VISITORS Americans Have Little Chance Against Methods Used In Olympiad. WILL STICK TO THE LAST. IF DEFEATED, TEAM WILL AT LEAST SHOW THE TYPICAL AMERICAN SPIRIT OF DO OR DIE SHERIDAN WINS. London, July IS. Despite the in numerable obstacles placed in their way by t ehunblushing and narrow minded British Olympic committee, the American team contesting in the fifth olympiad at the Stadium at Shep herd's Bush, this afternoon, gallantly fought its way up to even terms with the Englishmen. The commendable accomplishment was effected by great work of versatile Martin Sheridan, the crack New York weight man, who took first in discus, Greek style. But England then came along thereafter with a walkover in the 3.200 meter steeple chase and five mile run, which with the fiasco In tug of war, boosted the British score by 25 points and again put the British away out in the lead. No anxiety Is felt by the Americans, however, as the steeple chase and the five mile run were practically assured the English before the start. The dis cos was simply made to order for the big Gotham policeman. Not once did he have to extend himself to lay the plaster away out beyond the best cast of his opposition and though he was never once pushed, he hung up a new world's record for the event. His best toss was 129 feet 8 inches, which leaves him in a class by himself. Horr, of America, was second, with 122 feet 54 inches, over seven feet behind the champion. Jarvineen of Finland was third with 119 feet 8U inches. America further proved her prowess In the steeple ehase when Eisele fin ished third to the crack English tim ber toppers. The britons of course, scored heavily in the count with first and second, but the entire nine points were generally conceded to the United Kingdom. The easv manner in which the Brit ish carried off most of the prelimin ary heats, most of them right up to record time, left little doubt as to the outcome. Eisele was the only Amer ican who showed class over the sel ect field of Britons. He was further handicapped by the loss of a toe nail several days ago. The toe is very pain ful and even mild pressure of his run ning shoes causes him great annoy- BR ONS DOMINEER ST. LOUIS MAY GET HIM. SAID THE YOUNGSTER PLAYING WITH RICHMOND A SHORT TIME LAST SEASON, CAN MAKE GOOD ANYWHERE. Did you, .Mr. Fan, when you saw Ownie Bush cavorting around Athlet ic park last fall in a Richmond uni form, realize that you were witnessing the cavortings of a $10,000 beauty? Well, if you didn't have such reali zations you should have had them be cause President Watkins of the Indian apolis club, for which outfit Bush is playing sensational ball, values the lit tle shortstop at that figure. Does anybody else think Ownie is worth $10,000? Yes, a St. Louis sporting writer I thinks he is worth every bit of that amount. The St. Louis National League club is told to go down in its pocket and pay the cool ten thousand for the youngster. Bush probably will be a member of a major league club next year, and the club offering the highest price will get him. The management of the Indian apolis club will not stand In the way of any player who has a chance to bet ter his condition. With the exception of the $11,000 paid by the New York Giants for pitch er Marquard never has as much as $10,000 been paid for a minor league player, but there have been few sensa tions in the minor leagues the equal of the Indianapolis speed marvel. Should Make Good Anywhere. If it were known that Bush could play the same game In one of the big leagues th.-it he has played in the American Association, he would be dirt cheap at the sum named. He would be cheap at any price. But can he, could he do it? There is no reason to believe he could not. It is not a bigger step, to the National League from the Ameri can Association than it was from the Central League to the A. A. He came to the Indianapolis club after one year as a minor leaguer, and now he is more talked about than any other young player in the country. He has played rings around ex-major leaguers now in the A. A., who are rated al most good enough for any company. ance, but he gamely went into the struggle to do what little he might against high handed British. That he boosted the American tally by one was a source of great satisfaction to himself and team mates. This made a difference of two points In the stand ing and shut out the English from the cherished clean sweep. The British Olympic committee con tinues to be disagreeable as the weath er, which is putting it about as strong ly' as possible. The autocratic policy adopted in the American protest of the tug of war drove all other na tions from the event and Britain had things all to itself. James E. Sulli van, president of the A. A. U., and authority for the statement that the American team wll stick It out to the bitter end and despite the adverse de cisions of the British and unfair meth ods which have been extended to the detriment of the visiting athletes in general. KIBBEYS IH H00SIERS ANNEX THEIRS. Easily Defeat Easthaven Ag . oregation Saturday Afternoon. in a f.iist ritv leaeue contest yester day afternoon, the Kibbeys defeated the hospital men by a score 01 4 to 1. sheriff Meredith, played left neia ior Easthaven. Owing to the hot sun the vacant lot on the top of his head was Kov-prelv scorched. He is expected to recover. According to the score the hospital men out hit and out fielded the nalama clerks but still succeeaea in losing the game. Score: Kibbeys Easthaven 2 6 2 Veggi and Nolan; Marine and Mey ers. Hoosiers Win Game. The Hoosiers defeated the Starr Piano leaders yesterday, but the game does not count in the league standing because each team only had eight reg ulars. The score was like this: Hoosiers 7 10 3 Starr Pianos 2 4 5 Johnson and Goehner; T. Kuhlen beck, R. Schattel, J. Kuhlenbeck, Sul livan and Rohe. BAND CONCERT TODAY. The Richmond City band will give regular band concert at Glen Miller park this afternoon. It is expected that there will be a large number of people attend as the program that the band expects to give is an ex ceptional good one. At the open air service tonight at the East Haln Street Friends church the Rev. Alfred T. Ware will give a lecture on "Work and Its Just Re- t wards." A program of special music - will be given. PALLADIUM WANT ADS PAY. i Notice flhis paper for prices tomorrow HE STILL WORKING ON Officers Believe They Have Key Which Will Unlock Drew Case. LIKELY THEORY PROPOSED. STATED GIRL WAS ON HER WAY TO ELOPE WITH STRANGE MAN WHO PREVAILED UPON HER TO DRIVE WITH HIM. Troy, N. Y., July 18. District At torney Jarvis P. O'Brien, with a score of detectives are showing re markable activity in attempting to solve the Hazel Drew murder mys tery. They are tracking the person who took the life of the pretty gov erness. The attorney's statement today that he knows who killed the girl leads to the belief that the case Is In more satisfactory condition for the ultimate meting out of justice to the murderer than at any time since the girl's bruised body was found in the dark waters of Teal pond, ten miles from this city. Coupled with this declaration of the district attorney is the evidence of re newed activity on the part of the de tectives on the case. Not only are they searching and researching every foot of ground near Teal pond, but the trails they have uncovered have led several to seek in Schenectady a young man with whom it is declared the 19-year-old girl was seen a few hours before her lifeless body was thrown into the lonely pond. The detectives have been detailed to work out the theory that the young man and girl had planned to elope and that a trip to Sand Lake had pre ceded their intended departure for New York. Anonymous letters which despite their lack of signature, appear to have been written in good faith by persons fearful of being dragged into the case, have given the police this clue. The belief of the detectives is that Hazel Drew met her suitor by ap pointment at the union station in Troy on the afternoon of July 7th, ready to elope. They beleve that he prevailed upon her to check her suit case and go with him for a drive in the country. That she accepted is evidenced by the statement of Mr. O'Brien, who admits that one of the four anonymous letters contains the statement: "Hazel Drew met a man at the de pot. They drove to Averill park. He returned in a delivery wagon after midnight." Further than to admit this the dis trict attorney will disclose nothing of the contents of theletters. Creditable witnesses have been found who tell of having seen Hazel in the streets of Troy on the afternoon of both July 6 and 7. District Attorney O'Brien says it Is therefore reason able to accept the theory that Hazel spent the night of Monday, July 6, in Troy. Where she slept is a mystery. In its solution the detectives believe is a key which may unlock the door before which the investigation now waits. INDIANA GETS $5,000. Democrats to Use It as Oil on Party Machinery. New York, July IS. The Sun, in a discusion of the democratic campaign plans, says: "Denver gave the democratic na tional committee $100,000 for the con vention. The committee used $43,000 of the fund and turned up lo Lincoln on Tuesday with the other $55,000. Mr. Bryan directed that $5,000 be used Immediately In Indiana, so that the party machinery in Hoosler land may Mt ftVfOlag at once. MURDER MYSTERY TIHD WEEK Our store will be closed every evening except Saturday hereafter. OFF TO NIAGARA SOON TO BE WORD Palladium's Party of Sight Seers to Leave Richmond August 15th. ITINERARY IS ARRANGED. PARTY WILL VISIT MANY OF THE GREAT CITIES ON LAKES EX CELLENT FEATURES HAVE BEEN ARRANGED. The successful contestants In the re cent Palladium-Niagara Falls and Canadian trip contest the Misses Ida man, Elsie Wyatt and Rosan etaoiea Beeson, Lucie Benton, Ooldie Myers, Jennie Wine, Maude Pettibone, Goldie Dadisman, Elsie Wyatt and Rosa Kuehn, together with a number of other Wayne county and Richmond people will board the Palladium spe cial car on the C. C & I, August 13 and the trip Into the north country will be on. This trip wil be by far one of the most pleasant ever given by any news paper in Indiana. So attractive is It that a large number of people are planning to make the trip with the eight contest winners. Low rates are offered to those who wish to be in cluded in the party. The more the merrier. Niagara Falls In August is seen at its best. While the poor mortals In the middle section of Indiana are sweltering under the hot midsummer sun the Palladium's tourists will be cooled by the refreshing Lake Onta rio breezes. North America's wonder spot is one of the coolest spots that can be found. When the tourists wan der out onto Goat Island they will be glad to have their coats. After, all the wonders Niagara af fords have been seen, the tourists will board a lake steamer and cross beau tiful Lake Ontario to Toronto, which is one of the most beautiful cities in North America. Two days of sight seeing in this foreign city, then the tourists will wend their way homeward via Detroit This homeward bound trip will be one of the most delightful features as the journey from Buffa lo to Detroit will be made by steamer. The party will go over the C C. & L. railroad to Peru, Ind., passing Web ster, Williamsburg, Economy, Losants ville, Muncie, Jonesboro, Gas City and Marlon making direct connection with the famous Continental limited of the Wabash railroad. This train is con sidered the finest and best equipped train in the country. Peru is located on the main line of the Wabash rail road between St. Louis, Buffalo and New York. The Wabash will place In Richmond by previous arrangement a sleeper and a reclining chair car for the party in order that it may go di rect to Niagara Falls without changing cars. This trip Is one of the most picturesque routes to be taken by the party it not being equalled by any other railroad east of the Yellow Stone park. The Wabash will take care of the party until it arrives at the Falls. The sightseers will 6tay two days at Niagara and from there it will take the Gorge Route to Lewlston a historic village. It will cross Lake Ontario to the beautiful city of Toronto, where it will spend two days. Returning ov er the same route It will go by rail to Buffalo, where it will stay two days sightseeing. The party will then take one of the Detroit and Buffalo line palatial steamers for Detroit, where the sightseers will spend two days, beside taking various side trips. Then for the return home. The Wabash railroad company will place at Detroit a large reclining chair car to accom modate the party on the return home. This without doubt will be one of the most delightful trips ever taken by a party of pleasure seegers "from Rich mond and Wayne county. SELLS SISTER INTO SLAVERY Nineteen Year Old Girl Res cued From Misery Tells of Brother's Act. A TRAGEDY IN CHICAGO. THROUGH LETTER SENT BY GIRL TO MOTHER, STATE'S ATTOR NEY WAS ABLE TO LOCATE GIRL AND RESCUE HER. Chicago, July 18. Detectives res cued a 19-year-old girl from a resort at 2001 Armour avenue after she had complained that she had been sold in to "white slavery" by her brother. By means of a bribe the girl succeeded in getting a letter to her mother, a cripple, in a hospital at Eloise. Mich. This letter was returned to Assistant States Attorney Roe. According to the story told by the girl. Loraine Wright, Chase Wright believed to be a piano player in the levee district persuaded her to come to Chicago where he said he could secure a good position for her. On her arrival in this city he took her to the resort, which he called a cafe. Until after he had left she did not know the nature of hc place. When she said that she would leave her clothes were taken from her. When the young woman was taken into Attorney Roe's office she fell on her knees and thanked him. "My brother sold me into that awful life," said the girl, "and I can never forgive him. I came to Chicago to find work to help my mother, who was sick. "I knew nothing of the nature of the place, and when I found out I told the keeper I wanted to leave, but he coax ed me to stay, telling me he would send money to my mother and buy jne fine clothes and I would make a lot of friends who would hela me. "When I insisted Iwould go, rny clothes were taken from me and torn up before my eyes, and I was given little short skirt and thin stocking. and slippers. j "I attempted to get out so'erai times, but I was caught. I tried to get letters out, but I never got any answer, so I suppose they torn them up. I have been there for three months and during that time I never have been outside the door until to day." The proprietors of the place are un der arrest. CARRIERS OFF. Several Now Taking Their Vaca tions. Among the postal clerks and car riers who are taking their vacations are Frank W. Wilson who will return the first of August, William Niewoehn- j er of Dist. No. 6 and John Dolin of j No. 3. Lawrence Handley, carrier of Num ber 9, Is at Indiaanapaolis on account of the death of his sister. GENNETT TH Commencing f Monday Evening IT V JtlLX The CUTTER &TOCK CO. 4 The Aristocrats of Repertoire presenting the latest Metropolitan J successes together with Six Vaudeville leta. $ Opening Bill: "FOR HOME AND HONOR." t Prices: 10, 20, 30c. Ladies' free tlcWet Monday Evening t Seats on sale at Westcott Pharmacy, b a. m. Friday. Special Salle 01 Useful Articles. Full size, painted red, blus or green, Dust Pans, each 5c Full size Granite Tea Kettles 50c Full 10-quart Granite Preserving Kettles 37c Full 20-quart Granite Kettles.. 50c Full 17-quart Granite Dish Pans 37c Full 10-quart Seamless Granite Water Pails 37o Full 10-quart Tin Water Palls. ..10c Full 10 quart Tin Dish Pans. ..10c A big run on bargains all of the coming week. HUFFS STORE 6th and Main Sts. THE CITY IN BRIEF ! Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Curtis of Hart ford were the guests of relatives here Yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bailey of Lo sfantsvllle, are the guests of local rela tiVes and friends. Vlr. and Mrs. Elsie HIatt of Ander son, were the guests of friends here yes terday while on their way to Eaton wh ?re they will be the guests of rela tive s and friends. E d Coals, city passenger agent at St. Louis for the Big Four, Is in the city visiting friends and his parents, Mr( and Mrs. Edwin Coals, of South Twenty-second street. Jo A Id Medal F;our ! real economv. Ira Swisher Manager "Oifltfl Two Weeks and 4219111 DaUy Matinees Only.