VOL. XXXIII. XO.159.
RICHMOND, IND., THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 23, 1908.
SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS.
i TRACTION COMPANY
ROBBERS ! THIEVES;" CRY
MEN WHO FIGURE IN
DREW MURDER MYSTERY
ATTITUDE. OF LABOR
Perkins Will Try to Throw In
diana's Vote to Bryan
4iE WILL NEVER SUCCEED.
JW1TH ALL HIS COAXING, LABOR
VOTE WILL DO AS IT ALWAYS
HAS, ACT INDEPENDENTLY OF
Cambridge City Looking For
ward to County Convention.
Cambridge City, Ind., July 23.
Preparations are being made for the
entertainment of the visitors who will
attend the Democratic county conven
tion to be held here August 15. James
Cox, nominee for secretary of state
will be the principal speaker. Local
comment is to the effect the Democrats
believe they have a chance to secure
one or two county positions and so
will nominate the strongest men the
Given Certificates of Merit as
They Meet Pure Food
Riot Threatened at Olympic
OWENS CONTINUES WORK.
Indianapolis, July 23. What will
the labor vote of Indiana do at the
coming election? Ask this question
Of Edgar A. Perkins, president of the
Btate Federation of Labor, and he will
tell you that it will go to Bryan and
Marshall. Mr. Perkins 1c a democrat
and always has been. Ask the same
question of John Mitchell, former
ieader of the miners and he will tell
you that labor will probably vote aB it
always has according to the personal
views of the man but that he, him
self, will support Bryan, at least with
his vote. Mitchell is also a democrat.
He is a conservative, however, while
Perkins may be put down as a radical.
The latter has always been a Bryan
man. Mitchell has not. He takes
pains to speak only for himself, as
Mitchell does, not believe that labor
should be bound politically to any man
or party. All efforts to drag him into
politics have failed, and just so will
fail all efforts to draw from him a
Word that might be construed into
political advice by the thousands of
men who love him and believe in him.
Perkins, as the editor of a labor pa
per, has stirred up much contention,
his editorial policy resulting in his
withdrawal from the presidency of the
Central Labor union, a body made up
of representatives of all local unions.
He has made the statement that if
Watson is not defeated for governor
of Indiana he will never again pin his
faith to the labor vote. He expects to
drive this vote into the democratic
party, for Bryan and Martiall, but he
Is the only labor leader hereabouts
Who thinks that it can be done. Al
ready plans are under way by certain
local unions to pass resolutions of
thanks to Taft for his fair treatment
of laborers sent to the Panama dis
trict, and as reports come from the
canal zone snowing unusual precau
tions for the preservation of the health
of American workmen, as well as high
pay, the kindest feeling is shown for
Mart, wno is known to nave Kept a
close eye on these affairs. No, it will
be found that the labor unionists will
do their own thinking, as usual, and
vote accordingly. Even the fact that
Samuel Gompers, who works in close
touch with Perkins in Indiana labor
affairs, is out for Bryan will not count
for much, it is thought, as Gompers
has ever been an advocate of unit vot
ing by labor organizations, as it might
be called the very thing at which
John Mitchell balks and be it under
stood that a syllable from Mitchell is
of more force amoug wage earners
. than a whole volume of either Gomp
ers or Perkins.
, Bowers Active.
From many parts of the state re
ports are being received showing the
activity of brewery agents. The brew
ers are working through every possi
ble channel. Politics seem to cut lit
tle figure In their plans; that is, re
publicans and democrats look alike
to tnem u their interests seem to
warrant action regardless of party tic
kets. Of course, their energies are
being centered principally on the leg
IslatiVQ fights, as they greatly desire
to show up In the next general assem
bly with a fighting chance to head off
the promised anti-saloon legislation
.were in Marion county it is well
Known that the brewery interests are
Working for the defeat of certain men
on both legislative tickets, and pledges
are being sought Such pledges, if glv
en at all, will never be given onenly
for the sentiment against the liquor
traffic Is so strong that any candidate
Who would thus fly in the face of it
Would call down the everlasting disap
proval of his constituents. But the
activity or the brewers is worrying
potn parties, neither desiring to coun
tenance their machinations.
Prosecutor Likes It.
Over at Logansport a peculiar situa
tion has arisen regarding the war on
fco-called temperance drinks. Police
Captain Graham, following the decis
Ion of Special Judge Moore of Frank
. ion, announced that he would arrest
an those who sell "Tonica" and other
alleged temperance beers without
license. He was about to proceed with
arrests when Prosecutor Custer gave
ji out mat he would not permit affi
davits to Issue from his offlc as h
had tasted the temperance beer and
, was of the opinion that It is not a malt
quor. vuster is a democrat. He
eays ne does not wish to have dealers
arrested while the test suit bemm t
Frankfort Is pending and Logansport
sellers of the drinks will not be mo
lested until the higher court has pass-
ea on me same.
SHOOTS HIS WIFE.
Quarrel Results in Tragedy on White
Indianapolis, Ind., July 23. John
Stringer, of Broad Ripple, shot and
fatally wounded his wife on the island
in White River, where they were camp
ing today. They had quarreled.
WORKING FOR THE
GOOD THAT WOULD RESULT
FROM RACES WOULD OFFSET
ANY SERIOUS OBJECTIONS
ine second annual picnic of the
former pupils of the Jackson school
and Pennville reunion will be held at
Jackson Park, Saturday, August
aii persons who ever lived in the
London, England, July 23. A riot
was threatened at the Olympic games
this morning when the officials de
clared Carpenter (American) pocketed
his English rival in the four hundred
metre race. The Americans called the
officials robbers and thieves and re
fused to run the race over again.
ONE LIFE LOST.
Injured in Collision of
Chicago, 111., July 23. L. C. Stive-
ly, aged 21, was killed and three other
members of the crews were injured
this morning in a collision of two en
gines on the Lake Shore road at Buf-
flngton, Ind. All liver in Chicago. A
dense fog was the cause.
ndiana Automobile Associa
tion Would Have Them
Held in This State.
WOULD BE OPPOSITION.
J7 A. Spekenhier Of this city, who is
treasurer of the Indiana State Auto
mobile association, announced today
that there is a movement on foot to
have the Vanderbilt cup race held
this fall in the northwestern part of
the state. The movement was inau
gurated by the Chicago Automobile
club, and has been taken up by the In
diana State Automobile association,
which is affiliated with the American
If the Vanderbilt cup race, which is
annually the most important automo
bile event held in this country, is se
cured for this state the I. S. A. A.
would favor having overnor Hanly
call out several companies of the na
tional guards to patrol the course
The State association anticipates that
at first thought there would be opposi
tion to having the big event held in
this state, but it is Confident that
when the people understand the bene
fits which would be derived from the
race this opposition would cease.
It is pointed out that the race
would attract thousands of people,
that many of them would travel in
their machines through nearly every
section of the state; that the farmers
in the locality where the race would
be held would be paid big fees for
renting ground for parking of auto
mobiles ;that the roads comprising the
race course would be oiled and placed
in good repair and various other bene
In past years the Vanderbilt cup
race has been held on Long Island,
New York. The contestants in this
event come from all over the United
States and Europe. Long Island peo
pie living in the vicinity of the race
course are annually enriched to the ex
tent of over $100,000 by this race,
consequently they favor it rather than
SEVERAL DAIRIES VISITED FOR
THE FIRST TIME, WHILE SEVER
AL ARE REG RAD ED BAKERIES
MAY BE INSPECTED.
State Food and Drug Inspector John
Owens has returned to Richmond and
besides inspecting those dairies he
missed on his first visit here, he Is in
specting those which he visited just a
few weeks ago. ' Twelve dairies were
visited yesterday. Of this number
two were found to be in good enogh
condition to warrant receiving the
merit certificates. Two of the twelve
dairies were inspected for the first
time. Of the remaining ten dairies,
six were found to have improved their
rating. Three had made no improve
ments and one received a rating low
er than the one given at the first in
This morning Mr. Owens inspected
three dairies. Neither of them had
ever been inspected by him before.
and the other fair. The dairies which Additional Mail Carrier Will Be
at noon today were entitled to certi
ficates of merit, are the two operated
by J. L. Batchelor, one operated by
E. L .Commons and one operated by
Henry Tapey. The latter's dairy was
inspected this morning. Albert Steen's
dairy was one of those inspected this MEANS EXCELLENT SERVICE
morning. It was graded good and with
a few minor improvements will be en
titled to a certificate. The dairy of
Tom Lyon was also one of those in
spected this morning. It received a
grade of fair. The following is a list
of dairies Mr. Owens Inspected yester
day and the grades given them:
James L. Horning, first grading,
fair; second grading fair.
J. T. Bullerdick, first grading, fair;
second grading fair.
Put on Duty West of
1 w m
TO OBEY DECREE
Will Remove Poles From Main
Street by Time Specified
In the Ordinance.
ONE COMPANY OBSTINATE.
MURDERED HIS AUNT
Grocer's Clark Strips Her of
Clothing and Takes Mon
ey From Dress.
THERE WILL BE NO OCCASION
FOR WIDESPREAD COMPLAINT
SUCH AS HAS BEEN HEARD IN
Postmaster J. A. Spekenhier was
able today to make the pleasing an-
E. L. Commons, first grading poor noucement to residents or west Kicn
minus; second grading, good. mond and Fairview. that the postof-
Charles Benner, first grading, fair; flce deDartment had"" ordered tha Dlac-
secona grading gooa
J. L. Batchelor, first grading, fair;
second cradiner. eond. nlns '"
O. L. Daily, grst grading, fair mi- order becomes effective October 1 and
ing ot an additional mail carrier in
that district west of the river. The
nus; second grading, fair minus.
F. W. Marchant, first grading, fair;
seconding grading, fair plus.
the new carrier will be Harry E.
Young, who is senior substitute.
For some time there have been two
J. H. Nolte. first grading, fair; sec- mounted carriers in West Richmond
ond irradimr nnnr. ana rairview, put uwiuK io vue
W. H. Hartman, first grading fair uni . te;mry ey to cover
plus; second grading, fair plus. Ber,uo" l""L , . V
.Tnhn Anstrmnn first n-.Hn7 fair was nul sauMdciwj, especially m ma
, , , . , V.1
states that Young will be placed in
the business section and will carry his
route on foot. As soon as he goes on
duty an evening collection will be
made instead of an early morning col
lection. This is what business men
in West Richmond have been asking
for for some time.
The addition of another carrier will
minus; second grading, fair.
Agnes Gaar estate, first grading fair;
second grading .
E. S. Jay, first grading, fair, sec
J. H. Nolte's dairy was graded down
from fair to poor because of the con
dition of his milk room which is
much worse than when Mr. Owens In
spected it June 26.
matro If Trclhlo frtr iha turn mnnnt or!
The certificates given to Batchelor, carrlers to cover the outlaying terri
tory on the west side in a most satls-
Commons and Tapez will be dis
played in their delivery wagons. These fsLCtofy manner. It wiU aiBO be pOB8i
the milk sold by the dairies is pure
Before Mr. Owens leaves Richmond
it is probable that he will draft a
milk inspection ordinance similar to , , - .
. 1.- tions of Riverdale.
me uiiea lie uiew up in i ei re name
ble to have one of these carriers take
besides his west end route a district
in the northern outskirts of the city,
Spring Grove and the outlaying sec-
HE IS FOUND WOUNDED.
Paterson, N. J., July 23. August Eb-
erhard, a grocer's clerk, who was ar
rested this morning, has confessed to
the chief of police that he murdered
his aunt, Mrs. Ottille Eberhard,
stripped her of her clothing, stole
$2,500 which was sewed in the bosom
of her dress and drove Miss Ottille
Eberhard, his cousin, from the scene,
woundine her as she fled. He was
found near Lincoln bridge with a bul
let in his leg which he claimed was
inflicted by Italian robbers who held
him up. No money was found on him.
TEN THOUSAND MEN
ARE TO BE REEMPLOYED
Pressed Steel Car Company to
LIGHT, HEAT & POWER COM.
PANY HAS MADE NO MOVE
TOWARD REMOVAL OF ITS
WIRES SUITS SURE TO RESULT
The Terre Haute, Indianapolis &
Eastern traction company after view
ing askance for several months the
last decided to accept its terms. This
information has been Imparted to tho
board of public works by Alexander
Gordon, local superintendent of the
traction company. Mr. Gordon states
that iron trolley poles have been
ordered and as soon as they arrive
the ancient wood poles will be aben
doned. It is quite probable the city
will enter into an agreement with the.
traction company whereby the Iron,
trolley poles located on street corners
shall be of extra length to permit
street lights being suspended from
The Central Union company has
about completed its conduit system
on Main street from Twenty-first to
Sixteenth street and from the latter
point to Second street the wires of the
Here are some of the figures in the company will be placed In ducts of
Hazel Drew murder which is puzzling the company. When this ar-
..... I rano-Amont fa nat-fool V. a va m w
of New York state. At the top is ,"BV "v " yj
shown a picture of Will Taylor's be ready to remove all its Mala
home near Teal's Pond, standing with rtreet Ples- Thls "a be easily ac
a rv r,n hla shoulder is Coon Teal, complished by September 1, which is
mer nt TpoI Pond where the clrl'a th date set for the enforcement of
body was found. Below are pictures
of Mr. and Mrs. John Drew, parents
of the murdered girl.
ON FREIGHT LINE
and Connersville. If he does so it will
be submitted to council.
It is probable that State Food and
Drug Inspector John Owens will in
spect local bakeries, confectionery es
tablishments, groceries and
places where food stuffs are exposed
for sale. He has not yet positively
stated whether he will make such an
inspection. When in the city recently
Mr. Owens outlined how such estab
lishments should care for and display
food stuffs, but he made no investiga
"Beginning October 1 there will be
fifteen city carriers," stated Mr. Spek
enhier. "This will make it possible
to render a most satisfactory mail de
livery and collection in every section
of the city. I am especially pleased
'.. at the department's action in adding
otner i , . . . . . . . . .
anoiaer carrier, ue cause it win anora
the West Richmond and Fairview peo
ple suitable service, which they have
not been having."
Husband of Two Days, Arrested,
Locked in Jail, Then Fined
PLAN BIG THINGS
And he got all that was coming to
him and a little bit more.
There was excitement on Main
street this morning. It was tuned to
the rumble of a dray, the Iron shod
hoofs of loping mules and the uncan
ny rattle of cowbells. The alarm
went westward from Tenth street and
did not subside until Arthur S. Lane
was locked up in the city jail. There
behind the cold steel bars he was made
to admit that he almost wished he
"hadn'L" The perspiration that roll
ed from his California sun burnt coun
tenance was likened to the tears of
his hysterical wife of two days dura
tion locked in the pantry at the home
of her parents on South Tenth streeL
And it was all due to those naughty
Starr Piano company "boys from the
Lane came back from Los Angeles.
Cal., about two weeks ago. It was not
"business for the firm that called
him back half as much as his ardor
for Miss Mamie Williams, bookkeeper
at the Starr company's Main street
warerooms. It had all been fixed up
before Lane left the city a year ago
and he came out of the west riding
like gay young Lochinvar to claim, one
Friends were wise to
journeyed to Covington. Ky., Tuesday
and were married. They returned to
this city last night.
Revenge, sweet revenge came this
morning. The Lane that had no turn-
One of These Will Be Public
The best meetings yet held by the
Riverdale Civic league was that of
last pveniner The chief nnpstlnns that
U8,Te r au ,r. . T . . . were discussed were the need of more
to the bedroom in which he had taken
refuge at the Williams home was Ing of RiVeriale
street lights and the public chrlsten-
Communlty or attended either of these
schools is urged to bring a well filled 1 of the best.
fcasket and spend the day with form- J the game, however, but slipped up a
rr friends and schoolmates. cog when Lane and Mlsa Williams
forced. His wife escaped to the pantry
but the main victim was carried down
stairs and loaded upon one of the com
pany's drays. Avoirdupois did not
count as the dray was built to carry
pianos. It was decorated with all the
customary signs and slogans together
The league invites all Richmond
people who wish to attend the meet
ings and for their accommodation
special space has been reserved.
Cards were distributed last evening
among the people w-no attended the
meeting inscribed in big black bold
with a quantity or bunting. The mules Iace tyDe "Are You For Riverdale
galloped off and Lane was given the and then in smaller type "If you are
ride or his life. He was taken to the hoin the Riverdale Civic League,
city building and placed behind the The committees appointed last even-
bars (actually locked up) until his ing were
tempeament cooled. His wife was not- street Lights S. K. Brandenberg,
lfled but as she had not obtained Charles Yeager and John Wlckett.
charge of the family coffers as yet. The public Christening of Riverdale
she was unable to furnish bail. Lane to be held at Starr Park William
was arraigned before Judge Converse, I Snyder, Oscar Greene, Irvln Stegal and
who mounted the bench, and Prose-1 George Spaulding.
cutor Jessup preferred a charge of These committees will report at the
contempt of court Lane ought to have next meeting.
told of his intentions. He was fined
one box of cigars. Friends hustled
him into Gates' cigar store, the fine
was paid, the cigars passed and the
wagon started for other climes.
Lane says it Is an Ul wind that blows
Pittsburg, July 23. The entire
plant of the Pressed Steel Car com
pany In this city, giving employment
to 10,000 men. is to be put to work
on full time at once. Instead, how
ever, of making steel freight cars, the
plant will be devoted almost exclu
sively to the manufacture of steel pas
Last evening the superintendents,
under officials and managers, of all
the plants W the United States Steel
corporation left for New York, whence
they are summoned by William Ellis
Corey, president of the corporation.
A conference was held today regard
ing the immediate resumption in full
in all plants of the corporation. The
corporation already is operating to 60
per cent of its fullest capacity.
HURT IN COLLISION.
Millard Warfel Run Into by Horse
While rounding the corner of Main
and North Nineteenth streets on his
bicycle this monring, Millard Warfel,
janitor at the postoffice, was run Into
by a horse and rig. He was knocked
from his wheel to the pavement and
bruised and scratched considerably.
The front wheel of his bicycle was
smashed. The escape from serious
consequences was fortunate.
The Home Telephone company has
had Its wires off Main street for
some time and the c ty Is trans
ferring its wires to poles In the first
alley north of Main street. The West
ern Union Telegraph company. It Is
understood has made arrangements
for placing Its wires in the conduits
of the Home and the Central Union,
Telegraph company is not affected by
L., H. & P. Co. Stubborn.
So far the only company affected
by the ordinance that has made no.
arangement to comply with It, Is the
Richmond Light, Heat and Power
company. It Is understood that this
company will refuse to comply with,
it on the ground that the company has
been discriminated against. The city
refuses to permit this company to
place Its Main street wires overhead
elsewhere .although the city is placing
its Main street municipal plant pow.
BUT THERE ISer w'res overhead in the first alley
north of Main street, and the com
pany can not place its high tension
wires in conduits occupied by low ten
sion telephone wires, so as to com
ply with the ordinance, the company
Work was resumed yesterday by the J would be obliged to accept It In its
Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern strictest sense placing its Main street
,.4i u. t thi-rmcrh I wires underground. It would be ab-
Glen Miller park for freight line
Twenty-third Street Route Be
ing Constructed Uninterrupted.
INJUNCTION IS ASSURED.
PROPERTY OWNERS WILL AP
PEAL FOR ONE,
MUCH DOUBT AS TO WHETHER
IT WILL BE UPHELD.
tracks. The injunction proceedings
that have been threatened did not ma
teraillze today. The excavations have
proceeded so that grade has been
reached where the cut is deepest
Even if the company be enjoined from
the proposed route on Twenty-third
street, an unsightly cut will remain
unless the company is required to
make the fill. The Commercial club
that has made an active fight to bring
about an adjustment of the matter is
not Interested in the location of the
line. It holds it immaterial where the
line is located, just so it is built.
When quo warranto proceedings
were instituted a number of property
owners and East End citizens who op-
solutely impossible for the company
to build the required conduit and
transfer the wires to It by Septem
"Will the Light. Heat & Power com
pany make any effort to comply with
Manager Frank Lane was asked to
day. "I can cot say, he answered In a
tone which implied that it would not.
It now appears to be a question of
which of two suits will first be filed
that of the Light. Heat Sc Power com
pany agalnjt the city to declare the
ordinance invalid, or that of the City
against the Light, Heat & Power com
pany to enforce the ordinance.
The city contends that It is not re
quired to place its Main street wires
itnifArffrfitiTi! TMflfiBA ftv n nnt
posed the desecration of the park by legisIate agaln6t lt8elf. cltr also
contends that the ordinance is perfect-
CUPID'S TANGLE MAKES
MAN KIN TO KIN.
THE WEATHER PROPHET.
INDIANA & OHIO Fair Thursday
night and Friday; light variable
Kalamazoo, Mich., July 22. Benja
min Pearce married Mrs. Myrtle Rob
in son-Force-De Forest-Ainsworth and
thereby became father-in-law of his
sister and uncle and grandfather of
his wife's son's child.
A deeper study of the situation pre
sented by Mr. Pearce's matrimonial
venture might reveal further degrees
of relationship, but the foregoing Is
apparent at a glance. Here's how It
happened. Mrs. Pearce. by her first
husband became the mother of David
Force. The . latter led to the altar
Gladys Pearce, sister of Benjamin
Pearce. They have a baby.
Now it can be seen readily that as
the husband of his sister's mother-in-law,
Benjamin Pearce becomes his sis
ter's father-in-law. It Is just as sim
ple to perceive that as the plain broth
er of his sister he naturally is her
child's uncle. And as the spouse of bis
sister's child's grandmother, how can
he be other than the infant's grand
&n interurban freight line, raisea a
fund with which to employ counsel
for the purpose of carrying the mat
ter into the courts. The prosecuting
attorney was required to enter quo
warranto proceedings as a state of
ficial and not as an attorney for in
dividuals. Since the court has held
against the quo warranto and has in
timated the proper methoo of pro
cedure will be by an Injunction, the
prosecutor has stated such an attempt
will be made. But in the meantime
the company goes on with the 'work.
Local attorneys claim there is
strong doubt that injunction proceed-
!suJlb!"p,1ilwJ-! Hurt in Initiation Wants
be next to Impossible to show the plac
ing of a line of interurban track l
would result in specific injury to any
individual. The law requires Injunc
tion proceedings be instltnted by some
person who has suffered Injury.
ly valid, pointing to the fact that this
declaration was made by the legal de
partment of the Central Union tele
phone company, which boasts of a
great array of legal lalent.
SUES ODD FELLOWS
FOR HIS INJURIES
Noblesville, Ind.Joly 23. Charles
G. KasKabaum, aged 22, today brought
slut against the Odd Fellows Lodge at
Sheridan for $10,000 damages, alleging
negligence and assault and battery,
during Initiation. He claims he was
Greenfield, Ind., July 23. County I Injured in the thigh by a premature
Coroner Joseph L. Allen filed his ver-1 explosion of powder and paper. The
diet on the death of Ernest R. Har- matter has been kept a secret, the
ARE NOT TO BLAME.
per and David B. Hall, who were
killed by a Pennsylvania train Thurs
day night, west of this city. He holds
the deaths to be due to accident The
train crew Is exonerated from any
lodge paying an doctor bills.
TWO DIE IN FIRE.
Cleveland. O- July 23. Two child
ren of James Jarasky are dead and
The coroner In his report criticised another win die and Jarasky himself
the company for the manner in which I was serlonsly Injured in a fire which
the crosing where the accident oc- I destroyed home early this morning. A
curred was kept without regard to 1 lamp exploded causing the fatal con
public safety.- Jflagratton.
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