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SATURDAY Gr (Q OD MO AOS (COMGIRESS Bargain Dayi RICHMOND PAULABIUM AND SUN-TELEGRAM, VOL. XXXIII. NO. 173. RICHMOND, IND., THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 0, 1908. SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. ! MAYOR WILL NOT PUBLIC CRIES OUT AGAINST BOARDS FORGER HANGS HIMSELF IN JAIL M'CREA - MAY BE ASKED TO RESIGN Women Who Are Now Engaged in Influencing New York Employers to Engage Women Workers SIGN ORDINANCE THE ST Demanded That It Take Steps To Prevent Completion of Freight Route Through Glen Miller. MOT TOO LATE TO RECTIFY MISTAKE. Another Settlement Between City and Traction Company Could Be Easily Effected, It Is Claimed. There is practically no likelihood that the board of public works will take any steps in response to public opinion and endeavor to prevent plac ing interurban car tracks through Glen Miller park. Since that meeting n-the-quiet at the city clerk's home, it is believed there is an agreement between the members of the board and city attorney to stand by the fran chise agreement with the Terre Haute Indianapolis & Eastern Traction com pany, as it now reads. The cry of "too sjate" as raised by City Attorney Study lend echoed by the board members is !ot valid. Public opinion demands that the board endeavor to reopen matters with the traction company and eecure some other site for the tracks The board may be expected it is claimed, to turn a stony ear to all com plaints, however. The members of the board have heard city councilmen in open meet ing express their regret and chagrin that Twenty-third street should be in lta present condition. They have heard councilmen pledge themselves to use their efforts in favor of a new ; location. They have direct lnstruc- tlons from council to endeavor to bring about a revision. But will they do it? A committee of public spirited clti tens has been appointed to effect an organization for the purpose of com batting the idea of the desecration of the park. These persons will devote their time nnd energy to bring influ ence upo- the board of works, which now is i awarded as the sole lmpedl ment. The board has it within its pow er to propose withdrawal from the franchise on the part of the city, if the interurban company is willing. And there have been assurances that the company will be willing. One Member to Blame. The assertion has been made that .one member of the board of public works, who resides on East Main ptreet will not favor the annulment of the franchise, because it will make probable the selection of the North Twentieth street route, and he is op posed to this. One prominent manu facturer of the city and a man who knows more about traction matters than any other person in the city de clared today this same member of the board of works Is to blame for the greatest part of the entanglement, Nrhlch now exists and that he believes Main street oaght to be reserved for Ice wagons and coal carts. "I -Jcnow Hugh McGowan. I know Todd and I know the others of that group of men " the SDeaker said, "and Lknow they are large men of broad bids and if the city officials had dealt with them in a decent manner at the start, the city would not now llnd itself to this trouble. If the city officials had said or would say to these men: "We have made a mistake land would like to change it. We don want the line through the park,' and icnange will be made. But the obstin- ancy of the board of works stands in jthe light of the members and they can j not see through the shadow." he con ttinued. Should Stop Outrage. The following communication to the Palladium controverts the declaration by B. B. Johnson made at the meet ing or remonstrators with the board of works, yesterday, in regard to the , tise of North Twentieth street: When the writer realized how the traction company which has been of bo much benefit to the merchants and people of Richmond generally was be ing persecuted and misrepresented by certain public officials, he felt that he should like to see tracks run across the lake and the bear pit in Glen Mil ler park converted into a freiaht sta tlon. However, we weaken when we eee the enormous cut the railwav com pany is making at the entrance of the Glen and ruining one of the most beau- rul driveways in Eastern Indiana While asking an almost impossible task of The Diety. let ns pray that for the time being at least He will imbue the present city administration with enough common decency to stop this outrage. It is needless to say that the people are resDonslhi PHmi. the board of public works is to blame ana the common council has nlaved T rather close second. Nor let us be deceived by the statement of the board of works and their attorney that It is now too late to rectify this mis- Continued oa Page Five.). STUBBORN AND Council Will Have to Pass It Over His Head. Mayor Schillinger has not signed the ordinance suspending the one which prohibits the operation of interurban freight cars on Main street. There is practically no probability he will sign and if it sees fit, council will be called upon to pass upon the ordinance with out his signature. This can not be done until the next regular meeting. T TALK" SAY L Do Not Take Kindly to Bryan's Proposed Trip Over Country. THEY SAY HE IS VISIONARY. HE IS CONSTANTLY SAYING THINGS WHICH CAUSE HIM TROUBLE AND HE HAD BETTER KEEP QUIET, THEY SAY. Indianapolis, Aug. 6. The democra tic leaders in Indiana are agreed on one thing they do not want Bryan to do too much talking during the cam paign. It had been said that the only speech the Nebraskan would make in Indiana would be on Aug. 25, the date of the Kern notification. Now it ap pears, from the latest sent from Fair view, that the "Peerless One" and Kern are to make an extensive tour of the country, speaking as often as their voices will permit. The announ cement, while only semi-official. Is credited here and has caused much comment. A gold democrat of prom inence a man who would like to vote for Bryan this time, said: "It seems to me that Bryan could profit by his mistakes of the past. His speech making up and down the coun try, in my opinion, never made him a vote. On the contrary, it worked to his positive detriment. Take his re turn from Europe as an example, and the speech which he made at Madison Square garden on the occasion of the welcome home. He managed to say at least one thing that furnished furth er proof to his enemies of his vision ary character. The remarks that he made then regarding the government ownership of railroads were unneces sary, but he just had to talk, and what he said pursued him for a year and is still pursuing him. He tried to ex plain, to modify, but to no avail. He has done many such things as this through his Inability to control his tongue. It would be far more digni fied, in the eyes of the country, if he would stay at home and let others do the talking, confining himself to two or three addresses made in the big gest cities of the nation. Let him (Continued on Page Eleven.) 0 NDIANA EADERS Many Events of Interest Mark Building of Wayne County's Roads In view of the great interest that is being taken in the good roads con gress to be held here Saturday, the development of roads in Wayne county is particularly interesting. The first roads of Wayne county were of course the Indian trails. Then followed the pioneer roads, rude affairs such that the traveler was likely at any. moment to be swallow ed up in mud or to have his load pitch ed off into midstream by the sudden descent of the banks of a creek. It was the National Road which was the first highway worthy of the name In this vicinity. Up to that time as a wag of that period had it: "The roads are impassable hardly jackassable; "1 think those that travel'em, should turn out and gravel'em." The work on the National Road in Indiana and in Wayne county com menced In 1S30. It has started from Cumberland in 1820 and already thous ands of emigrants were pouring west ward upon it. The road in Indiana cost the federal government $1,136,600. When it was turned over to the state the work was by no means done. Only a few miles in the neighborhood of Richmond were macadamized." In the year 1850 "The Wayne County Turnpike Company" was organized and absorbed under a charter from the state about twenty-two miles of the road. This company controlled it un til about 1S90 when it was purchased by the varioua townships. There are still many old settlers who can remember the coaches, the wagons and the taverns, on the road. There are those who can recall the time when the old Main street bridge was a marvel of engineering Ekill. There max he one or two people -who Deed Committed in Greenfield Jail Today. Greenfield, Ind., Aug. 6. Thomas Feeney, aged forty-eight, of Anderson, Ind., serving a six months sentence in the Hancock county jail for forgery, committed suicide early today by hanging himself to the top of a cell with his suspenders. He had been very despondent claiming his wages were insufficient and ho had a sick wife and while his children needed medicine, desperation drove him to forgery of two small checks. A CLEVER COUP FREESJI'CBECOH State Found Sleeping at the ' Switch in Marion County Graft Case. TRIAL WAS SENSATIONAL. THERE WAS STATE WIDE INTER EST IN EVENT OWING TO THE GREAT AMOUNT OF GRAFT THAT WAS DISCLOSED. Indianapolis, Aug. 6. "Honest John" McGregor, president of the board of county commissioners, was last night acquitted of the charge ef soliciting and accepting a bribe of $3,800 from the Atlas Engine company in the let ting of a $21,000 contract for machin ery. The attorneys for the defense exe cuted a clever coup on the state at noon. After Prosecutor Hooton con eluded a two-hour argument against McGregor Judge Prltchard waited a few minutes for one of the defendant's attorneys to start his speech. "I presume you are to follow Mr, Hooton," said Judge Pritchard to Caleb S. Denny, of counsel for Mc Gregor. At that point Martin Hugg, one of McGregor's attorneys, informed the court that the defense would submit the case without argument. Hooton and his assistants, J. B. Elam and W. A. Ketcham. were taken by surprise. Hugg informed the court that, under a law enacted in 1905. when the defense wishes to submit a case without argument nothing can be said after the prosecutor finishes The state's attorneys had overlooked this point. By refusing to argue the case McGregor's counsel indicated to the jury that they did not think it was worth arguing, and at the same time they kept Elam and Ketcham out of the finish, in which they expected to score McGregor bitterly. The case has attracted widespread Interest. McGregor is at the head of the state association of county com missioners. He was indicted several weeks ago. The indictment of Thos Spafford, formerly member of the board, on the same charge soon follow- (Continued on Page Eleven.) remember Henry Clay's speech at the opening of the bridge and the trouble it caused him in his fight for the presidency. From 1S30 to 1S0O the most of the roads in the county were toll roads with the accompanying toll gate. Toll roads sometimes paid the companies anywhere from 7 to 20 per cent in dividends. Few people know there are seven hundred miles of road in this county alone. To be more accurate there are S2S miles of public roads and 702 miles of "improved road." The average of improved roads then io about S3 per cent. Of these improved roads there practically no roads which are im proved with anything but gravel. Wayne county, according to the state geologist ranks among the first coun ties in the state in the quantity and fine quality of its gravel. The depos its of limestone too are very easy to get at. and of good quality. The average cost of a mile of road in Wayne county is about 51.237 when improved and the annual cost of repair to a road once improved with gravel is $75, after the road is five years old. Although this puts Wayne county far ahead of many counties in the state there is still room for improve ment both on the 15 per cent of un improved roads and on the roads which need widening, grading and straightening. There are some stretches in the roads which are much traveled where a stone foundation and complete macadamizing would be beneficial it is claimed. Just as many of the roads might need leas repairs If the drains were property opened up to save the road from destruction by washing. it . (. The Women's League in New York state is taking a most active part in the settlement of a number of import ant public questions which affect wo men particularly. One of the most im portant work undertaken by the league is the influences of employers to in crease the number or their women workers. To pdvance this work they have set aside August 15 as prosperity day. On that day the league will make public the result of their efforts to increase the number of woman OLD FEUD RENEWED; THREE ARE DEAD Blantons and Taylors of Ken tucky Fight Fatal Battle Over Election. REVOLVERS WERE USED. TAYLORS WERE GETTING BEST OF ARGUMENT OVER CONTEST ED BALLOT WHEN GUNS WERE DRAWN SIX INJURED. Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 6. In a bloody feudal battle fought yesterday at Lay man, Harlan county, three people were killed and six seriously injured. Those killed are: James Blanton, Pearl Blanton and Stokeley Osborne. The wounder are Lee Russell, Mrs. Laura Blanton, Sherman Blanton. Richard Blanton, John Taylor and Taylor Monro. Revolvers were used in the battle. The trouble grew out of a long standing enmity between the Blantons and Taylors, dating back generations. The immediate cause of the breaking out afresh, was a dispute over the counting of ballots at a school trustee election, during which charges of cheating led to the pulling of weapons. The relatives of the Tay lors and Blantons met at Howard's geenral store and as the Taylors seem ed to be getting the best of the dis pute over a contested ballot, the Blan tons grew angry. Both sides were heavily armed. In less than time it takes to tell, the loaded weapons were emptied and when the smoke cleared away three were lying dead and six were seriously wounded. It was the fierest feudal battles fought in recent t ' Jrs -t-k- w. f J 'V 'S . - i - . ilJ-. K-4S S" workers which have been in progress for several months. In this group are shown three of the officers of the league who have taken a lead in this work. At the top on the left is Mrs. Lydia K. Commander, chairman of prosperity day committee, of the wo men's league. On the right i3 Mrs. Thomas J. Vivian, director from New York county of the Women's league and chairman of the press commit tee. At the bottom is Mra. Beiie de Rivera, president of the women's league of New York state. The league has already accomplished much good. 800 SLAUGHTERED Two Factions of the Persian Government Fight at , Tabriz. FIGHT FOR THIRTY DAYS. Tabriz, Persia, Aug. 6. There, has now been thirty days of fighting in the streets here with ti e casualties reaching nearly 800, due chiefly to the bombs and shrapnel thrown from the guns. Many fine residences and stores have been looted, the losses ag gregating $100,000. GUNS TO TABRIZ. Shah is Augmenting Forces. His Military Teheran, Aug. 6. The Shah is aug menting his military forces and has sent quickfire guns to Tabriz. EXPLOSION KILLS TWO. Gas Plant Blows Up, Shaking Al bany, N. Y. Albany, N. Y., Aug. 6. Two men were killed and two seriously injured in an explosion that wrecked the av ery gas plant today. The loss will reach $25,000. The force of the ex plosion shook the entire suburb of North Albany. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Fair Thursday night; Fri day partly cloudy, variable winds. QHIO Fair Thursday night, warmer in central and east portions; Fri day fair, light west to northwest winds becoming variable. I . " i f I . 1' 't'.- '-W 1 " . 15 : v. - ' Mrs. Commander has ta!ten a promi nent part in the woman's suffrage movement. Mrs. Vivian is well known wherever there is work to be done for the improvement of the con dition of women, or some charitable undertaking to be furthored. She was very active in raising the fund for the relief of the Galveston flood sufferers, and for the people of stricken San Francisco, left destitute by th. practi cal destruction of the Pacific coast me tropolis. Mrs. de Revera also has been a prominent figure in women's work for several years. ELDRIDGE ARRIVES HERE FRIDAY NIGHT Good Roads Congress Speak er Will Participate in Saturday's Affair. i - A BIG CROWD IS ASSURED MEMBERS OF ADVERTISING COM MITTEE GET THIS ASSURANCE GOVERNMENT REALIZES VAL UE OF GOOD ROADS. Lenoir City, Tenn., 6. Young Men; Business Club, Richmond, Ind.: Will arrive there about midnight, Friday. Subject "Construction and Malnten ance of Gravel Roads. 4 M. C. ELDRIDGE The above telegram was received this morning Indicates that Ht. Eldridge, who will be the principal speaker at Saturday's festivities In the Interest of good roads will arrive long before time for him to deliver his address, so as not to miss any part of the all day affair. Yesterday afternoon an automobile was sent to the cities and towns north of Richmond to advertise the Good Roads Congress. Cards were tacked up In prominent places along the route and at the cities and towns circu lars and "ask me cards were distri buted in great numbers. The mem bers of the advertising committee have met with every assurance there will be a large crowd In the city. Everything that can be will be done Continued oarage. Eleven- President of Pennsylvania Railroad May Be Forced To Retire, TROUBLE AMONG OFFICIALS CLAIMED THAT PRESIDENT OF ROAD HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESS FUL IN NEGOTIATING NEEDED LOANS. rittsburg. Ta.. Aug. 6. A telegram from New York in effect that there was trouble brewing in the big Penn sylvania railroad family, that Presi dent James McCrea was on the verge of being asked to resign, by his direc torate, because,, of a bad blunder he had made and his inability to borrow money, caused much concern in Pilts- burg, where McCrea's home is. and where he is so well known. While it s not believed that McCrea will be asked to resign or that he would re- sigh if asked by the directors, it baa for some time been known here that there is more or less friction in the camp of the Pennsylvania. President McCrea did intend some time ago to retire from active work, but since then matters have come up which tend to make him take the bit in his teeth and sit tight. McCrea's friends say he will not be pushed off the road by minority of the directors, whose grievances are purely political. Late last night the Pennsylvania railroad at Pittsburg took up the New York story and through C. F. Scott, assistant vice-president of the Penn sylvania Lines West, who has been considered the official mouthpiece here in times of newspaper need, last night made the following statement on the McCrea story: "To those who are familiar with railroad workings the New York "story of Mr. McCrea be ing forced to resign ty the directors is absurd. The tale Is that he made a bad freight deal with the New York Central, one by which the road is said to be losing $1,500,000 in freight rates yearly. Now If such an agreement has been made it could have been made only with the sanction of the directors, the e directors who are now said to bo nting to force Mr. McCrea out. Tlie financial feature of the story, that Mr. McCrea baa not been able to borrow money as fast as did Mr. Cassatt, is absurd also, for It has not been long since Mr. McCrea floated a $40,000,000 bond issue. Some time since President McCrea, in the presence of some of his bank ing and railroad friends from Pitts burg, made the statement that he did not expect to be long in his present position. "I will again be a private citizen, and soon. I will not die in the har ness as others ' have done," is the words he is said to have used, and his friends at that time took it to mean that he was about to give up the Penn sylvania work. FLAT DENIAL Made by Pennsylvania Officials of Resignation Story. Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 6. Pennsyl vania railroad officers and directors in this city gave prompt and abBolata denials to a report that President M Crea would shortly resign and that Samuel Rea would succeed to the presidency. At Broad Street Station the report, which emanated from New York, was branded as a fabrication out of the whole cloth. It was asserted that the greatest harmony exlBts between Mr. McCrea and the board of directors and that his administration of the rail road's affairs has been highly satis factory from every point of view. Director C. Stuart Patterson, one of the moat powerful of the directors, said: "I am only too glad to stigmatize the report as absolutely baseless. The directors have not found fault with President McCrea's ' management or ability in any respect. Far from be ing a failure .as a raiser of money, he has been a brilliant success. I am on ly glad of an opportunity to allay saea false report. There is absolutely noth ing in It. STRUCK BY FLY WHEEL OF ENGINE Straughns Station Man Badly Injured,: Straughn Station. Aug. 6. While at work in the elevator Tuesday John Jackson was severely Injured. He was struck by the Cy wheel of the engine and four ribs broken and bis body badly bruised. The, Injuries are pain ful and will confine him to the bouse JJ for soma Uma, -- "