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AND SUN-TELEGRAM, VOL. XXXIII. NO. 160. RICII3IOXD, IND., FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 24, 1908. SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. PRETTY CO-ED FALLS TO TEMPATIOM AND STEALS AT EARLHAM IS SEVERELY " INJURED BALL AND CHAIN FOR PRISONERS WHO DO HOT WORK TH ROOSEVELT TAKES UP FIGHT AGAINST power to avert or prevent such mis carriage of Justice. With this purpose HEARST SHOWS NO in view, the president has directed the attorney general to bring into con sultation Mr. Frank B. Kellogg in the matter and to do everything possible to bring the offenders to justice. LENIENCY TO THE STATE DEMOCRATS Mrs. John Zwissler Has Ribs Fractured in a Runaway Accident. STANDARD OIL CO BUSINESS JNCREASES Pennsylvania Freight Employ es Are Being Worked Day and Night. THE GRAIN IS NOW MOVING. SVIiss Martha Smith of Fair field, Ohio, a Young Woman Of Brilliant Prospects Dis missed from College. USE OF DRUGS HINTED AT BY HER SCHOOLMATES Her Actions Cannot Be Ac counted for in Any Other Way, They Say College Authorities Act Quickly. Use of opium, morphine, cocaine, fcasheesh or some other narcotic is as elgned as the probable influence that led pretty Martha Smith, of Fairfield, Ohio, a student at Earlham college summer school, to steal. Eccentricity of action such as is customary to per Bons addicted to the use of the pro ducts of the poppy is said to have been marked in the young woman's case. The police department was call ed upon and after an investigation, tthe restoration of misappropriated property and the promises of the young woman to cease the malpractice no steps toward prosecution were in etltuted. Miss Smith was dismissed from college by the authorities of the Institution. A young woman of bril liant prospects, keen intellect and quiet demeanor her college frienda were surprised and mortified when her misstep became known. Relatives In this city are chargined and offer no explanation. Girls Missed Valuables. It was about two weeks ago that one of the young women students re 1 ported the loss of money. It was be lieved to have been stolen. Other co eds complained, also, of the loss of email articles but none dreamed that the guilty person was one of their number, who was admitted to their midst as a friend and confidant. When report was made to the college su perintendent an Investigation was in stituted. It was but a few day3 until suspicion pointed toward certain of the coeds and finally it became more Vident Miss Smith might divulge some light on the subject. Supt Bai iley of the police department was call ed Into counsel and he advised fur ther watching of the suspect. When lit was believed evidence was culmin ating, a representative of the police department was sent to the college (and held a talk with Miss Smith. Un ion his suggestion of her guilt and ad jvlce that It would be better to acknow ledge the shortcoming than persist in Ian unfounded denial, Miss Smith made Ihnown her complicity in the thefts. Attempt to Hush Matter. The college authorities took prompt faction. Miss Smith was told she would have to sever her relations with ;the institution Immediately. Upon :Mlss Smith's promise to restore all money and other articles she might have taken, she was permitted to re tire from the college with the under standing the matter would be hushed up. The Earlham authorities and the police superintendent agreed that an effort should be made to provide as much protection as possible for the young woman and as no prosecution was to be attempted there would be no Information to divulge for publica tion. The confidence has been observed (but there were others who had be come acquainted with the facts and In the course of a few days the sub ject became one for general conversa tion among the coeds. The sudden leave-taking of Miss Smith was notic ed and everyone, who was acquainted with the fact had not been given the sign of silence and rumors spread vrith remarkable rapidity. Aroused no Suspicion. Regular in her class attendance and In everyway apparently honorable, Hiss Smith had not aroused the sus piclons of her college companions un- til the loss of money and small arti cles was attributed to her. It Is as serted by some of the students, but not given credence by the authorities that Miss Smith returned to the col lege after she had promised to leave and at this time appropriated more money. This rumor lacks substantia tion but college students persistently relate it as a fact. It is claimed oth er coeds have discovered the loss of possessions since Miss Smith left rri m . . ine use or narcotics is merely a conjecture among the students and some members of the faculty. There Is no positive proof for the assertion but the peculiarity of actions of Miss Smith Is said to have been similar to that displayed by users of drugs. Her eccentricities of character were no ticeable and have been spoken of TfS peatedly since the duplicity of the young woman has been ascertained. Kelly Expresses Approval. President Kelly was out of the city at the time Miss Smith was instruct ed to leave the college. He had been told of the action taken during hfs absence upon his return and expressed his approval of the course followed. "While it is to be regretted. It Is ne cessary for all well regulated institu ( Continued on Pago Eight.). TWO OTHERS ARE HURT. Mrs. John Zwissler, wife of ie well known baker, was severely injured last evening in a runaway accident, being thrown from a rig and having two ribs fractured. The accident oc curred on the National road in front of the country club. Mr. Zwissler was kicked about the body but sustained only painful bruises. The other occu pant of the rig, Joseph Werner, was slightly injured. The party had been attending the Knights of Columbus picnic at Jackson park and were returning home when the accident occurred. Coming down the steep hill at the country club, the brakes refused to work, throwing the wagon against the horse. The alarmed animal immediately bolted and run ning into a ditch at the side of the road, overturned the wagon. After Mrs. Zwissler had been thrown out, the wagon fell upon her. Mr. Zwissler fell underneath the horse. When the frightened animal broke loose from the wrecked rig he kicked Mr. Zwissler several times. Mr. Werner was somewhat stunned by his fall but quickly revived and, with Mr. Zwissler, cared for Mrs. Zwissler until it was possible to remove her to her home. Besides having two ribs on her left side fractured, Mrs. Zwissler sustained numerous painful bruises. Today her condition was re ported satisfactory, but it will be some weeks before she is able to leave her bed. After the frightened horse freed himself from the rig he bolted east on the national road, made a wild dash through the city and was not captured until he reached the corner of Sixteenth and Main streets. Its hind legs were badly lacerated by the shafts striking them. MAGICAL SMILE STILLED THE COP Officer Who Wished to Arrest Taft, Changes His Mind Suddenly. SPEECH WITH PRINTER. TAFT AFRAID THAT IT WILL NUMBER MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND WORDS MEETS PRESIDENT. Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 24. William H. Taft, bringing with him his speech of acceptance .about which he wishe3 to consult President Roosevelt, arriv ed here yesterday shortly before 3 o'clock. He went directly to Saga more Hill, where the president and Secretary Root, who had been asked to take a hand in criticising the speech awaited him. When Candidate Taft reached the New York end of the West Twenty- third street ferry he was met by one of the government automobiles and James Sloan Jr., the president's per sonal guard. Other automobiles were ready for the newspaper men who had accompanied the candidate from Hot Springs. Magical Smile Stills Cop. With Sergeant Casey of the traffic squad as a convoy Mr. Taft was driv en rapidly across the city to the Thir ty-fourth street ferry to Long Island City. When the government automo bile dashed across Broadway at Twen ty-third street, breaking all traffic reg ulations, lour or tne policemen on duty at the crossing made a dash for the car. Evidently they did not recog nize Sergeant Casey, for the first cop to reach the auto, which had halted on the far side of the crossing, thrust his head through the . curtains, about to say something hot and hasty, when he was transfixed by the Taft smile. 0," said the cop, quite softly, "It's all right, judge, let her go!" On board the ferry boat Mr. Taft climbed down from the machine at the request of the photographers and was at once surrounded by the crowd on the boat, many of whom braved the rain on the open deck to have a look at him. After Mr. Taft had regained his seat a man who could have given him a handicap in a race for weight edged up to the auto and gazed ad miringly at the candidate's propor tions. He finally attracted Mr. Taft's attention and the latter held out his hand and said with a laugh: i m giaa to meet you. i see we have something in common." Fate Now With Printer. Mr. Taft said that having left his speech In the hands of the printer he was anxious to get back for a look at the proofs. Congressman Herbert Parsons, who accompanied him to New York from Hot Springs,' was to have an eye on the printer. Any cor rections or additions suggested by the president or Secretary Root will be made in proof. When asked if his speech in the boiling down process had reached the 10,000 word point Mr, (Continued on Page Eight). Considered Probable Men Con fined in Wayne County Jail Will Be Worked on Streets And Roads. ETHICAL REASONS STAND IN WAY OF THE SCHEME. Many People Have Prevailed Upon Commissioners Not to Sanction Idea Because of Demoralizing Results. The days of comfortable lounging about the corridors with nothing to do but crack a few stones occasionally, mow the grass on the courthouse lawn, or shovel snow in the winter months, may soon be a thing of the distant past for prisoners at the coun ty jail. The authorities are making an investigation of the laws regarding the working of prisoners on public roads, public sewers or improvements of any kind. It is believed the law grants the sheriff that right and it is probable that before many months a ball and chain gang will be doing a large amount of the work about the roads that the city or county now pays 20 cents per hour to have done by com mon laborers. Ethical reasons alone have stood In the way of previous attempts to place the prisoners at work on public im provements. The commissioners have looked into the matter but refused to issue any orders to the sheriff where by he might require work to be done by the prisoners outside of the jail walls. The one exception to the rule has been in caring for the courthouse yard. The commissioners have been told that the sight of men working on the streets or public works would have a degrading influence on the children of the city. The commissioners have been made to picture a man with a chain and ball at work on the streets as an object of horror that would ter rorlze every child in the county and make them gouge out their eyes and flee in fear. The commissioners have been told it would not be fair to the man, who has been found by a police officer in an intoxicated condition and sent to Jail, to make him work before the public gaze. The commissioners have been told that the laws of hu manity ought to permit a man to bear his disgrace in solitude and with in the confines of brick walls rather than to face gaping men, women and children and be subjected to probable taunts. The commissioners nave lis tened attentively and decided that it is better for the. man in jail to serve his sentence in obscurity and ease, while the county pays the bills. Those public officials who favor the chain gang proposition would not do so, if it were possible to construct a work house for the prisoners. The law does not give the county this right however, and consequently some other way must be found for "entertaining" the prisoners while doing time. The operation of the stone pile is but spas modically. Some prisoners have serv ed their eleven days sentence and nev er had occasion to pick up a rock and hammer. It Is actually claimed there are habitues of the Wayne county jail who refuse to go on a spree while the rock pile is well supplied but as soon as it is low and there is prospect of but little work, a grand time, ending in arrest is indulged in. This class of prisoners never pay but "lay out" their fines. Would Have Good Effect. In answer to the ethical reasons ad vanced, those who favor the gang claim it is an impressionable example. It is maintained that the children will develop a dread of the county jail and work with a ball and chain attached to the ankles and this will serve to keep them within bounds in later years. The effect would not be less on adults, it is said, as many men would ponder long before becoming Intoxicated in public if he knew eleven days work on the streets with a chain chafing his ankle and a ball at his heel awaited the Judgment of the court. Three fourths of the total number of arrests made in this city are due to public intoxication. This is held by the law to be a misdemeanor and a petty offense. There are several men and a few women in the city who have exhausted the powers of the city judge and when the maximum fine is reach ed, the court has tried leniency and began again with the minimum. Utter failure had followed in some instances and no sooner was the prisoner re leased than he was found again in the same old condition. Prisoners in the county jail are fed well. The work required of them Is not as heavy as that they would be forced to do to earn a livelihood by their own efforts. The hours are shorter, the beds are good and there is recreation. The con fines of the walls are without any ef fect, so inured are the regulars to their lines. One long time prisoner has entertained himself by counting the number of bricks in the Inside wall. Other expedients are resorted to to divert the mind and provide subject for thought - . . Clerks in the office of the Rich mond division freight office are now being worked day and night as the result of the effort the Panhandle is making to bring its freight business up to the normal figure. At the pres ent time there is quite a heavy move ment of grain resulting from the big crops in this section of the country, but .otherwise the freight movement is light. As a result the freight agents of the division are out soliciting busi ness with a vengeance and their strenuous efforts are reflected in the division freight office. Within the past few days local freight officials have been taking a more cheerful view of the outlook for business than at any time in the last six months. Business out of this city has been picking up wonderfully. Crops are good throughout the coun try, except sections of the northwest, consequently the local concerns which manufacture farming machinery have been shipping quite heavily. Grain from Wayne .county and adja cent counties is now beginning to move and the shipments are heavy. Ohio grain started to move heavily several days ago and in a few more days a large per cent of the idle cars will once again be in service. It is easy to determine in this city the amount of freight the Panhandle Is handling, as Richmond is one of the most important transfer points on the Southwest System. When the freight movement Is heavy the local yards and the freight depot are always busy points. Whep business is light tnese poinas are dreary iooKing places Now the local yards are well filled with cars, most of them laden with grain, while the freight station hums with activity. OTHER DAIRYMEN ARE REWARDED Tapey, Meek, Lankert and Hanes Given Certificates Of Merit. INSPECTOR IS AT WORK. IN NORTHERN PART OF WAYNE COUNTY TODAY INVESTIGAT ING DAIRY CONDITIONS THERE INSPECTOR IS PLEASED. Charles Hanes, first grading, minus; oecond inspection, good. good Louis Rich, first grading, fair; sec ond inspection, fair plus. Wallace Reynolds, first grading. good minus; second inspection, good minus. Barnard Weiss, first grading poor; second Inspection, fair minus. D. F. Gard, first grading, poor mi nus; second inspection poor minus Thomas Ryan, first grading, fair; second inspection poor. R. P. Lankert, first grading, good; second inspection, good plus. Pardieck Bros., first grading, poor; second inspection, poor minus J. L. Rush, first grading, poor; sec ond inspection, fair minus. Elliott Meek, first grading, fair; second inspection, fair minus. H. C. Meek, good. Henry Tapey, good. John Wuenker, fair. The above is the list of dairies in spected yesterday by John Owens, state food and drug inspector, and the grading given by him. The last three on the list were inspected for the first time yesterday. Today Mr. Owens is inspecting dairies in the' northern part of the county and will probably re turn to Richmond this evening. Yesterday Mr. Owens issued certifl cates of merit to Henry Tapey, H. C, Meek, R. P. Lankert and Charles Hanes. Walace Reynolds is making many improvements at his dairy and in a day or two he will be in a posi tlon to secure a merit card. This fall it is probable that the tub erculine test will be given to cattle owned by several dairymen. Some of the dairymen now realize the advan tage of conducting their dairies in sanitary manner and are anxious to do everything in their power to ac complish this end. It is for this rea son that J. L. Batchelor, E. L. Com mons, Pardieck Bros., R. P. Lankert, Wallace Reynolds and Charles Hanes have asked to have the tuberculinc test administered to their cattle. Mr. Owens on his second inspection has been pleased to note that none of the dairymen are now wrapping milk cans in wet blankets. He states that many of the delivery wagons have been equipped with galvanized Iron chests In which the milk cans are packed in Ice, insuring the consumers fresh wholesome milk. THE WEATHER PROPHET. OHIO AND INDIANA Fair In north showers and cooler In south por tions Friday night; Saturday, . tfiewM-t; fresh east winds. President Directs Attorney- General to Take Immediate Steps Looking Toward Re trial of Case. DID WALL STREET KNOW WHAT WAS COMING? Hinted That There Was a Leak Some Place Gross cup Says He Pays Little At tention to President. Oyster Bay, July 24. President Roosevelt last night announced in un mistakable terms of the determination of the administration o proceed with the prosecution of the Standard Oil case despite the decision adverse to the government, handed down by the United States circuit court of Appeals yesterday. The decision, the president thinks, in no way affects the merits of the case, and he makes known his decision to cause the action to be brought again before the courts in such shape, if possible, as to prevent technicalities interfering with a de cision based upon the actual issues involved. The statement, made public last night by Secretary Loeb, follows: The president has directed the at torney general to immediately take steps for the retdial of the Standard Oil case. The renewal of the decision of the lower court does not in any shape or way touch the merits of the case except in so far as the size of the fine is concerned. There is abso lutely no question of the guilt of the defendants or of the exceptionally grave character- of the offense. The president wquld regard it as a gross miscarriage of justice if, through any technicalities of any kind, the defend ant escaped the punishment which would have unquestionably been met ed out to ant weaker defendant who had been guilty of such offense. The president will do everything in his Man Who is Giving State Democrats no Little Worry 2kl' - I) WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST. That the newspaper is a power in politics. Is evidenced by the found ing of the Independence party. The party is an outgrowth of the views expressed by or for Hearst throug h the editorial columns of his league of big city dailies in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Hearst is to the Independence party as Bryan is to. the Democrats. He is the ruler of its actions and the originator and dictator of its doctrines. Hearst will be a conspicuous figure at the national convention of his hobby in Chicago next week. The famous journalist is now after the scalps of William Jennings Bryan and Thomas Taggart, and has announced that he will wage a cam paign of extermination in Indiana and will do all within his power to defeat the democratic ticket. Hearst has openly denounced Bryan for his utterances and has again denounced Taggart for his a'ctions. As Taggart is the Democratic boas in Indiana and has done many things which his opponents aver are not exactly becoming a man who stands forth as a state leader of a political party, Hearst claims he has many things to work, upon which will accomplish much toward the defeat of democracy at the polls this falL Hearst will send speakers Into every county and it is expected all of these orators will bitterly assail the rank and file of the democratic party amd particularly Bry am-andt-TsgarL, "LEAK HINTED AT. Standard's Action Indicate Ruling Was Not Altogether Unexpected. Chicago, July 24. For a week past things have been coming John D. Rockefeller's way. Since last Thurs day Standard Oil stock has advanced 48 points. Of course this was good news for Mr. Rockefeller, who hap pens to own $33,000,000 of the $98, 533,300 capital stock of the Standard Oil company, and the rise is equal to a little market gift of $15,840,000. Just what gave Standard stock its boost be fore the decision reversing the ruling of Judge Landis. who fined the cor poration $29,340,000 for violating the anti-rebate law, is not definately known, but for several days Wall street had been expectant and appar ently confident This fact led many people to believe that something or somebody had sprung a leak and that all the speculators and interested per sons had to do with the decision was announced was Just to appear to be surprised. BONAPARTE WIRES SIMS. Tells Him he Believes he Did Every thing Possible. Chicago, July 24. United States District Attorney Sims received the following telegram from Mr. Bona parte: T feel that you and your assistants have done everything possible to pro tect the interests of the government and promote justice. I will write ful ly as soon as the opinion comes to hand." WHAT GROSSCUP SAYS. Says he Pays Little Attention Rooseveltv to New York, July 24. Judge Peter S. Grosscup. of Chicago, is in this city, Btopping at the Waldorf Astoria. He is one of the three Judges constituting the United States circuit court of ap peals sitting in Chicago, which dellv ered the Judgement in the Standard Oil case. When shown the statement from Oyster Bay last night relative to the decision he wrote the following "There is no more reason why I should take notice of the comment of Mr. Roosevelt than I would that of any private, citizen, for the office that he fills and the office that the judges of the ?ourt of appeals fill are entirely independent, though co-ordinate bran ches of the government." Members of the Party Are Now Cleaning House Since the Journalist Announces He Will Enter State. BRYAN HAS EYES ON BOSS THOMAS TAGGART Political Dicator of Democrat ic Policies in Indiana Must Clear Skirts of Questionable Affiliations. . . Special Correspondence. Indianapolis. July 24. The an nouncement from French Lick that the gambling devices so hurriedly moved when the governor's recent plan to raid the Casino there was. In some mysterious manner, tipped off. have been shipped away and that the law will hereafter be lived up to both there and at West Baden, has caused much speculation. Those who have stopped to figure it out, say that the move Is a shrewd one on the part of Tom Taggart, who has recently been performing some wonderful stunts In his determination to "be good" for the sake of the party in Indiana. There has been a lot of talk as to his attitude toward Bryan, or rather the Nebraa kan's attitude toward Taggart, because of accusations that the Indiana man has not always put his party first, playing Into the hands of the brewery Interests whenever he could do so and cover up his tracks. In fact, he has been openly charged with trading the ticket here In Marion county in ord er to give the brewery interests a boost in the legislature. For some . months, Mr. Taggart has been getting Into line, and It is said that Bryan la watching him closely for any signs of the Taggart trickery or tactics that have so handicapped the party's chances of success. And now comes the announcement that there is to be no more law-breaking at . Taggart'a French Lick resort, the gambling de vices being disposed of forever. But the real meat in the nut is found in another direction. Hearst a Factor. It is known that Hearst and his In dependence League is going to put a full ticket in the field in Indiana. It Is also known that he Intends to dump a lot of money into the state In the hope of beating the democrats. And when it is recalled that Hearst bitter ly attacked Taggart and his resort at French Lick something over a year ago, openly accusing him the national chairman of the Democratic party of sanctioning gambling there and defy ing the governor of Indiana, the ex planation of Taggarfs latest move In . purging himself is plain. Hearst has long been after Taggart's scalp. He would do most anything to get it, and what would be more reasonable than for Taggart to clear his skirts, and do It quickly? He must not, according to the Bryan supporters, figure In the ' councils of the party with any vulner able spots In his armor, and to those who would witness the thorough cleansing of a party chief, attention is directed to one Thomas Taggart, who Is passing through the process of di vesting himself of every political sin that has ever been charged against him. and standing out In the full light ready and willing to battle for the party. Just how long the wily Tom will retain this pose remains to be seen, but it is safe to say that he will -be good- until the November elec tion, at least Democrats Worried. There Is no denying the fact that the doings of Hearst and his Indepen dence league are worrying the demo- cratic leaders in Indiana. From all over the state reports have reached the democratic state committee bead quarters showing unusual activity on the part of the Hearst henchmen. In deed, right here in Indianapolis they are now at work. Not longer ago than Wednesday of this week a Hearst rep resentative was in the city and held a number of conferences with men who are desired for places on the different tickets that are to be put in the field. One of the men with whom he con ferred was a candidate for nomination on the legislative ticket this spring. He was, at that time, approached by the brewery agents or Taggart men and questioned as to his attitude to ward the liquor Interests. His replies were unsatisfactory and he was beat en at the primaries. Since then he has been sore on Taggart. Knowing of this the Hearst runners got on his trail and now are trying to Induce him to stand for an Independent league nomination for the legislature, or even something better. "Hearst Is going o poor money into Indiana," said this man just after his conference with the Hearst represen tative, "He has some axes to grind In this state and has the money, to pay for the grinding. The Hearst strength in Indiana is a serious menace to Bryan's chances. In my opinion, and so long as Taggart remains within the party there can be no hope of pacify ing Hearst He Is riding a hobby of his own, rather enjoys It and will al " (Continued on Page Eight.) i '