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HONB P AJJL AJ3OTM AND STm-TFTFfTRAM. VOL. XXXIV. NO. 17. RICHMOND, INJD., WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 23, 1908. SINGLE COPY, 2 .CENTS t: WOULD FORCE COUNTY LOCAL OPTION FIGHT National Superintendent of Anti-Saloon League Says Elections Should Be Held at Once. Indiana leaders are much impressed. rorces May Be Organized and Fight Conducted Systemat icallyFear That Law Wili Be Repealed. By EMIs Searlcs. . Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 23. Plans xvere discussed yesterday at the annu al meeting of the board of trustees of the Indiana Anti-Saloon league for holding county local option elections In this state as rapidly as possible. It is believed that such elections will be held in many of the counties before the legislature convenes in January. Dr. P. A. Baker, of Columbus, Ohio, national superintendent of the Anti Saloon league, was present at the meeting of the trustees and he made It clear in his speech that the Indiana Anti-Saloon league ought to get busy at once and hold elections. One of the principal topics of dis cussion at the meeting was the possi bility that the legislature will seek to repeal the county local option law at the coming session. It was stated that there is danger that such an at tempt will be made, and Dr. Baker said that the most effective way to head off any scheme to repeal the law Is to put It into force at once. Would Force Elections. "Select the counties in which you know you will win," Dr. Baker . told them, "the counties that you know will go dry at the local option . election. Appoint a committeeman for each township and precinet-ia the county, let him organize the forces. . Then establish, county headquarters. Have a county chairman and a stenographer who can get in touch with the town ship and precinct workers ' each day. Send out speakers and literature among the people. Get them worked up to it, and then when they coma to vote they will vote right. If you do this and hold elections in all the counties possible before the legislature starts its session it would not be well for any political party to undertake to repeal the law. If it did it would be buried so deep at the next election that it never could drag itself out. Don't make any mistake about the counties you select for the first elec tions. Be sure to pick out those m which you know you will win. Don't let the first effort go astray." Baker's speech made a hit with the - trustees of the Anti-Saloon- league. Judging from the number of ques tions that were asked of him the trus tees were deeply interested in his plan, and the comment was that the plan proposed was a good one. It Is known that the Anti-Saloon leaders in this state have been anxious ever since the election to try out the county local option law, but they hes itated about starting -it into action. But now that Dr. Baker has advised them as to how to go about it, there is good reason to believe that petition ers for elections will soon be whizzing about in numerous counties. Dr. Baker called attention to the fact that when the Anti-Saloon people In Ohio began seven weeks ago to hold county option elections there were only seven dry counties in that state. Kow there are fifty-two dry counties, and more elections are to be held this week. Only seven counties out of fifty-two in which elections were held, voted wet. The entire Ohio river shore from the Pennsylvania state line to Cincinnati, a distance of 350 miles, Is dry, with the exception of Marietta, Baker said, and it will be but a short time, he declared, until practically the entire state will be dry. Shumaker Makes Report. E. S. Shumaker, the state superin tendent of the Anti-Saloon league, said la his report to the trustees that dur ing the last year the league has spent $27,000' in its work in Indiana. This was $9,000 more than was spent the previous year. During the coming year, he said, he hopes to collect $40, 000 for the work in this state. He fcaid eighteen counties went dry through the remonstrance process dur ing the year, making a total of twenty-seven dry counties in the state at this time. Twenty-one county seat towns were made dry In the year. There are more than 800 dry town ship out of a total of 1,016 in the state. ' Shumaker said the effort of the league during the next year should be to prevent the repeal of the county lo cal option law and to work for the sub mission to the people at an election of a constitutional amendment for state wide prohibition. He said he believes (his can be accomplished by 1912. Aft r Shumaker had read his report, a motion was made to adopt the lines laid down la the report as the leglsla iCcaUnuta tx Page TtrwO TAGGART NOT FOR-ANVCANDIDATE Slack ancj Menzies Happy by Assurance. Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Xatlonal Committeeman Taggart met L. Ert Slack, Major Menzies and other can didates for the United States senate here. He made glad the Slack and Menzies men by declaring emphatical ly that he will not take part in the race for any candidate. The other candidates feel that Kern cannot win without Taggart's support. Representatives of the republican and democratic Marion county sena torial candidates appeared before Special Judge Edenbarter and argued the petition for a recount of votes in this county. Attorney-General Bingham, on be half of the republican candidates, held that the court here has no authority to reopen the machines. A decision will be rendered Friday. MEYER FOR HIGH CABIHEHOSITION His Friends See in Him Quali ties of Ideal Secretary Of State. BURTON IS NOT QUALIFIED. SEVERAL MEN SUGGESTED FOR THE PLACE BUT IT SEEMS THAT MEYER WOULD MAKE A BETTER MAN THAN OTHERS. Special to Palladium. Washington, Nov. 25. It simply is impossible to keep away from the sub ject of President-elect Taft's cabinet- Judge Taft announced that it would be sometime after the Christmas holi days before he seriously undertook the task of selecting his official advia ers, but not a day goes by but that the volunteer assistants do not place some new man in Taft's official fam ily. Any republican statesman who hasn't been mentioned for a place in the Taft cabinet has a right to feel slighted. Your correspondent decided some time ago that he would accord the President-elect the privileges of ee- lecting his own cabinet ministers, Mr. Taft having publicly intimated that he felt quite equal to the responsibility. But because unsolicited and perhaps unwelcome advice is not be thrust up on the next president is no good rea son why the selection of less consider ate amateur, cabinet builders are not properly subject to discussion. Those who persist in going to the relief of Judge Taft in the matter, appear to be having most difficulty in finding the right man for secretary of state. Most of them had Elihu Root slated to con tinue in the premier portfolio, until Mr. Root began to evidence signs of senatorial yearnings. Now they are all at sea. There is a considerable faction that wants to place Representative Theo dore Burton of Ohio, at the head of the state department, but as Mr. Bur ton is running for Senator Foraker's seat, and is being boomed for Speaker Cannon's job, his selection for the pre miership doesn't give general satis faction. Besides, while it is admitted Mr. Burton is equipped intellectually for the place, j he lacks in other re spects. The secretary of state is the one member of the cabinet who has so cial obligations which are of any con sequence to anybody but themselves. The secretary of state has to entertain the diplomatic corps and momentou3 questions of world policy may be deter mined by the sort of dinner he gives the Ambassador from Timbuktoo, or the Minister from Dahomey. Now, not only is Mr. -Burton a crusty bache lor, with little knowledge of and less liking for the social stunts in which diplomats indulge, but he is a dispep-tlc-looking Individual and probably wouldn't recognize a good- dinner should ho meet one on the street. Mr. Burton is a book-worm, a devourer of weighty things in the original Greek, and Latin and Sanscript. No doubt he would be able to tell you the scien tific name of the diamond-back terra pin, which flourishes on the Eastern Sho' of Maryland, but served at his ta ble he couldn't tell it from cod-fish balls. And as for canvasback duck, beyond the fact that it is aythya vallis nerla, he takes no interest in the bird. Clearly he would be a misfit in a place where gastronomy and diplomacy are synonomous terms. Those who urge those weighty reas ons against the selection of Burton to succeed Root find their Ideal for eign minister In George von Len gerke . Meyer, former ambassador to Italy, former ambassador to Russia, and at present Postmaster GeneraL There isn't' anything In the art of feeding diplomats which Mr. Meyer doesn't know. He picked up a lot of useful Information around Rome and St Petersburg, and. besides, he- has the natural gift. Mr. Meyer is efful gent in a drawing room and when he (Conflaued on Page Sevens WOULD SEND HIS COUSIN TO PRISON TO STEAL WIFE Secret Service Officers Un earth Romance of Real Life In Theft of Rural Route Mail Box. TRACKS MADE BY HIS RIVAL'S SHOES These Led to Home oT Man Who Was Arrested But Lat er Released Theory on Which Officers Work. Right in the heart of staid, prim old Wayne county, federal officers be lieve they have unearthed a romance of real life that reads like friction from the pen of the most romantic writer. The plot hinges around the theft of just a common ordinary rural mail box belonging to Albert Harme son of the Cedar Lane stock farm near Mlddleboro. The theft of the mail box, it is thought by the federal officers, was actuated by the love of the thief for his cousin's pretty wife for of course all good romances have a "woman in the case." To add picturesque color to the plot there is Included in the cast, just like the best selling "yellow backs", a roving band of gypsies and ferret-eyed secret service men. The box and its contents was stol en last Saturday. Since then the sec ret service men have been steadily working on the case. Monday an ar rest was made the husband of the woman in the case but he was re leased after examination. Everything pointed to his guilt, but the very fact that the evidence against him. was eo elaborately perfect proved his salva tion. , It made the crafty secret ser vice men believe this evidence against the suspect had been cunningly plan ned and executed by an enemy who desired to "put Mm-out st thway" by having him sent to a federal pri son. There will be another chapter to the case shortly and when . the next arrest is made it is thought light will be thrown on the mystery. Here is what the secret service men believe to be the true story of the pe culiar case: Last Saturday the Har meson mall box was torn from its fast enings and carried off. On the road about where the box was located were the footprints of a man, evidently pigeon-toed. These tracks, were so dis tinct that it looked as though the thief had taken particular pains to make them well defined to attract the attention of the secret service men. These tracks, clear and distinct, led from the mail box site along the road to the home of the man who was ar rested Monday. They then skirted around back of the barn, through a cornfield and thence into a woods. At the time of the theft there was a band of gypsies in these woods. Their camp was thoroughly searched, but no mail box was found. After the gypsies had broken camp they were halted onthe road by the secret ser vice men, and their wagons were searched again, without success. The officers were then convinced the rov ers were not implicated in the theft. (Exit gypsies.) Further investigation led to the ar rest referred to. This man emphatic ally denied any knowledge of the crime, even when the officers told him they had taken a pair of his old shoes from a buggy in his barn and that the shoes tallied exactly with the foot prints. The suspect was also pigeon toed. Then the suspect told the offi cers that not long ago he left home and returned unexpectedly. In his home he found his cousin making vio lent love to his wife. He created no trouble, but left the couple to con tinue their love making. This statement caused the secret service men to form the theory that the man whom they had arrested was the victim of his cousin, .who had plot ted to send him to prison so that he could steal from him his wife. On this theory the officers are now work ing and the arrest of the man who is now believed to be guilty will proba bly soon follow. . "It would be easy for the man now under suspicion to steal his victim's shoes and make tracks withf them. The artistic fea ture of this cunning plot, is its very simplicity," remarked an officer. LOCAL PASTOR TO ASSIST. The Rev. R. H. Dunnaway will leave In a few days for Louisville, where he wiH- assist in revival serv ices that are to be conducted there. He expects to be gone the greater part of next week. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Fair, somewhat colder Wednesday night; Thursday rain or snow and colder; fresh shift ing winds. OHIO Partly cloudy and slightly colder Wednesday night with strong southwest winds. Thurs day rain or snow and cofdar. DESIRES CHILDREN Count Boni de Casteilaine's Suit Heard in Paris Today. WOULD TAKE ALIMONY TOO Paris, Nov. 25. The closing argu ment was made by the counsel for Count Boni De Castellaine in his suit to recover his children and ali mony from his former wife (Anna Gould) today. His counsel stated that Prince De Sagan was accompanied by another woman when he visited America to negotiate for the marriage with the widowed countess and other wise endeavored to prove that the at mosphere of the De Sagan household was not of the proper moral tone for the Castellane children. The court reservedt Its decision. "- IN WHITEMAN CASE Nature of Threatened Charg es Made Known by Prosecution. MISTREATED DAUGHTER. STATE CLOSES TESTIMONY AND DEFENSE TAKES UP ITS FIGHT DENYING CHARGES PREFERRED BY WIFE. A subdued sensation was sprung In connection with the case of the State vs. Whiteman, on trial in the Wayne circuit court this morning. J. C Thomas, clerk at a down town cloth ing store, was on the stand for the de fense. He had testified to the good character of the defendant, Clement 'hitemaiuchaxgea witkassault and battery upon his wife, with intent to kill. Thomas said Whlteman's reputation for peace and quietude was good. "What db you know about it, who told you ?" asked H. U. Johnson, for the state, in the cross examination. "You say it's good. Did you ever hear how he ravished that little girl over there? Did you ever hear that his first wife seeured a divorce on the ground of cruel and inhuman treat ment?" "continued Mr. Johnson. And then he called to the little daughter of Mrs. Whiteman by her former husband to stand up in the court room. The girl appeared about fourteen years old. The sudden expression on the part of the attorney, caused a stir in the court room. The child arose and stood near her grandmother. It was the first time that anything had been said in connection with the case of any mistreatment by Whiteman of his wife's daughter. It has been known to court attaches for some time, that the state's attorney was considering filing other charges than assault and battery with intent to kill against Whiteman. The prosecutor has as serted the man has been guilty of in cest. Testimony Concluded. The state concluded its testimony in the case this morning and the de fense began the task of clearing from the minds of the jury all traces of the allegations that have been made by the state. The state concluded Its testi mony in examining Policemen Lam berson and Vogelsong, Mr. and Mr3. William Lohman. and recalling Mrs. Whiteman to the stand. The jury was handed the jacket worn by the woman, when she alleges she was shot at, and also the revolver she had in her possession and the one taken from Whiteman after the shooting. Mr. and Mrs. Lohman testified to meeting a man and woman on South Fourteenth street, purported to be Mr. and Mrs. Whiteman, one night last spring. Mr. Lohman said the woman had overtaken and passed him and his wife, when she was confronted by a man. The woman told him not to shoot, and he said he would not, if she went with him. She did as requested. . The defense objected to the state be ing permitted to introduce the testimo ny of John Noss out of order, but the court overruled the objection. The state had closed its testimony with the exception of Nbss. who was not in court. Upon his taking the stand he told of the finding of the revolver that belonged to Whiteman. In making the statement for the aeiense, w. a. Bona, wno toaay was assisted by P. J. Freeman, as counsel for Whiteman, declared the defendant had never threatened to take his wife's life, with any intention of doing bo. He said the defense would show that the meetings between the husband and, wife,.told of by Mrs. Whiteman, and at which times she said the threats had been made, were brought about solely at the instigation of the prosecuting witness. He said he could prove she sent messages and notes asking him to meet her and talk matters over. He said the defensa will show that White man was at the home of his wife the night the assault is said to have oc (Crsotiaued on Page Eight), SENSATION SPRUNG CONGRESS MUST COMPLY WITH TAFT'S WISHES In Case Tariff Bill Passed by Congress Does Not Suit Him, It Is Understood He Will Veto It. IS PREPARED TO FIGHT TO LIMIT FOR REVISION Realizes Obligation to Country At Large to Effect Revision Which Will Be of Real Benefit. Hot Springs, Va., Nov. 23. So much in earnest is President-elect Taft about the manner in which the tariff should be revised that he is prepared to veto any bill passed by the con gress at its special session next spring which does not carry out his ideas on the subject. He nas already indicated in a gen eral way the scope of the prospective modification of the Dingley schedules, but later on, when he has had full op portunity to give close attention to specific tariffs, he may be able to sug gest with more definiteness what he expects the lawmakers to do in the matter of reductions that he thinks neecssary. In the meantime he will continue to impress upon public men who seek information from him his desire for a genuine and exhaustive reconstruction of the schedules in the present law. As president elect he feels he has a dual responsibility in the premises, one as the coming executive head of the nation and the other as the titular leader of the republican party. In the firBt capacity he realizes his obligation to the country at large to effect such revision as should prove to be a benefit to the people generally and serve to check what is commonly regarded as an artificial upward ten dency of prices for the common neces sities of life. -. .... As the head of the party he realizes the necessity of the faithful fulfill ment of the pledge contained in the Chicago platform that there shall be a revision which takes into account the difference in the price of labor in this country and abroad, and at the same time provide for a reasonable profit revenue measure. Why His Say Goes. This is one of the reasons he main tains that there is justification for the interest he is manifesting in the or ganization of the next house of repre sentatives and of the personnel ot the Committee on ways and means, whose function it is to draft the forthcoming for American manufacturers. In exhibiting concern over this phase of the situation he believes he has a right to differentiate between the presidency itself and the leader ship of his party. According to his views there would be a full recognition of this responsi bility if the dominant party in the house had a better opportunity to ex press Itself under the present scheme of organization. If the committee on rules, for in stance, were selected in a manner different from that in vogue for so many years, its actions would be more representative of the will of the jna jority than though it continued to be constituted as at present . Mr. Taft is inclined to commend the proposition that members of the house themselves elect this commit tee instead of having the speaker do it and increase the membership from five to thirteen or fifteen or any num ber that might be convenient Little Girl Lost In Perfect Rapture Ruth Rice Pretty Dolls While Police "See the petty dollies. Ain't they sweet? Nice dollies I'd like a nice big dollie. Spose Santie Claus '11 bring me a nice big dollie? An look at this one, o" and in perfect rapture little Ruth Rice pressed her lips to the plate glass in the window of an uptown department store last even ing. The tiny tot bounced about in the ecstacy of supreme delight and pointed with glee at the big dolls, the little dolls, the blonde dolls and the brunettes. Passersby stopped to watch the child in her happiness and then looked about for her companion But there was , none. Ruth was lost and enjoying the experience to the ut most. What cared she for mamma at home, worried almost to distraction? Far from her were any thoughts of a dozen big policemen out searching the city for her. It was the dollies, the pretty dollies in the window that Ruth saw and thought of only. Back and forth she ran across the entrance way, but never far from her friends, the dollies. From one end of the lond window to the other 6he passed and then as some new feature about one of the dolls attracted her attention she stood in fascination. Her face was tightly wedged against the glass, tiny hands up stretched and-dainty-Xingers -pressed SCHOEPF STILL SILtlTJ MATTER No Reply to Proposed Trac tion Agreement. The board of works has not re ceived any communication from Presi dent Schoepf. of the Ohio Electric railway company in regard to the mat ter of the proposed agreement for the operation of Dayton & Western i'n terurban railway cars in this city. The cause for the delay by Mr. Schoepf is not understood locally. TO MAKE FOUR ADDRESSES. Supt T. A. Mott left this afternoon for Versailles, Ind., where he will at tend the Thanksgiving meeting of the teachers of Ripley county. Friday and Saturday. While there Mr. Mott will deliver four addresses on "School Management" UNION SERVICES FOR THANKSGIVING Many Churches Will Unite In Special Worship -Tomorrow. PASTORS WILL SPEAK. MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN, FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN AND THIRD M. E. CHURCHES. Three union Thanksgiving services will be held tomorrow morning. The union services of the First Presbyte rian church, the Second Presbyterian church, the United Presbyterian church, the United Brethren church the Christian church and the First Baptist church, will be held at the First Presbyterian church, "North Tenth and Asfreeta.1 At the First English Lutheran cnurch. South Elev enth and A streets, will be held the un ion services of the St. Paul's Lutheran church, the Second Bnglish Lutheran church, the South Eighth Street Friends church and the First English Lutheran church. Te union services of the First M. E. church, the Grace M. E. church, the Fifth Street M. E. church and the Third M. E. church, will be held at the Third M. E. church, corner Charles and Hunt streets. The following program has been ar ranged for the services to be held at the First Presbyterian church: Organ Prelude Mrs. Fred Miller. Invocation Dr. Parker. Proclamation Rev. II. R. Smith. Choir, directed by Prof. Earhart Scripture Rev. R. H. Dunaway. Prayer Dr. S. R. Lyons. Selection by choir. Collection for Home of Friendless. Hymn GG2. Sermon Rev. Morton Hobson. Hymn "America." Benediction Rev. T. J. Graham. Organ Postlude. At the services to be held at the First English Lutheran church, no program has yet been arranged, but the Rev. E. G. Howard announces that the 6ermon in German will be deliver ed bythe Rev. Conrad Huber, and that the sermon in English will be deliv ered by the Rev. Emerson Harsh. There will be a prayer by the Rev. H. R. Keats and the services will be con ducted by the Rev. Howard. At the Third M. E. church the fol- (Contlnued on Page Seven.) But Was Happy Gazed in Shop Windows at Searched Everywhere for Her. down hard so that when they were withdrawn there was the print She was looking for Santa Claus but cared little if good old Saint Nick were not to be seen, as the dollies made a good substitute. Pedestrians stopped to look at the bright face of the child and passed a few remarks. To each one she pointed out the dolls and to all remarks about mamma and home seemed stone deaf. But Mrs. O. E. Rice, of 201 South Sixth street was almost frantic. Her child had been away from home for more than two hours and could not be found anywhere. Mr. Rice, who is a traveling salesman, was out of the city and could , lend no assistance. None of the neighbors had seen Ruth 6ince she had been playing on the sidewalk in front of her home. The police department was called upon and at roll call the long line of blue- coated men was told to look for the child and a description given. The town was scoured and at about 7:30 o'clock Rath was found by two girls of the neighborhood. She was still looking at the dolls and waiting for Santa Clans. Mamma was so glad to have her darling back again that the spanking was - omitted. although Ruthie was told she never must do it again. - KUAN WOULD CHANGE PRESENT BLINDJIGER LAW Would Add Amendment to Statute Making Jail Sen tence Optional Rather Than Compulsory. ONE WORD WOULD MAKE ALL CHANGES NECESSARY Pointed Out That Under Pres ent Law Convictions Are Hard to Secure Because of Jail Sentence Clause. " On tne ground that the present statute known as the "blind tiger law is too drastic and prosecutions fail to result in convictions. Senator Roscoe E. Kirkman, of this city will offer an amendment at the next session of the legislature. Senator Kirkman will make the bill one of the first to be in troduced. It is proposed to provide that a jail sentence may be optional and not necessary in the case of con viction, as now is required by the law. The amendment will alter the pres ent law in Cut a single word. "May" would be substituted where 'shall now appears. Then the section of the law would read: ' "Section 12. That any person not being licensed under the laws of the state of Indiana who shall sell or bar ter, directly or Indirectly, any spirit uous, vinous or malt liquors In a less quantity than five gallons at a time, or who shall sell or barter, directly or indirectly, any spirituous, vinous or malt liquors to be drunk or suffered to be drunk In his house, outhouse, yard garden or appertenances thereto belonging, shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined In any sum not less than fifty (50) dollars nor more than one hundred (100) dollars for the first offense and not less than one hundred (100) dollars nor more than five hundred (500) dollars, to which the court or jury trying the case may add imprisonment in the county Jail of not less than thirty days nor more than six months for the see-' ond or any subsequent offense. Would Get General Support Mr. Kirkman believes his measure would receive favorable consideration by the legislature. He holds the opin ion, also, that it will receive support from both the temperance and the leg alized liquor forces. He believes the temperance forces will support the measure, because It has been demon-, strated repeatedly that convictions cannot be brought about at present owing to the stringency of the law. In every case that has been tried in this county under the law, as It now stands, there has been failure to con vict In the cases of George Gay, proprietor of the Westcott hotel and Dr. Arthur Jones, who operates a gro cery and drug store at Whitewater, the Jury failed to reach an agreement The jurors expressed the opinion no agreement could be arrived at and at tributed the fact to the reason some members objected to conviction, when a jail sentence is a requisite. The jury that heard the Gay case, recently, balked at the same proposition. The licensed l'quor dealers will welcome a change of the law that will enable blind tiger operators to be con victed. They claim they are lead to attempt violations of the law in order to compete with the men who run "blind tigers' on Sunday. These op--erators seem to be immune t convic tion and the licensed saloon men and those who conduct a legitimate busi ness say they would support a meas ure to break up the "blind tiger" busi ness. Kirkman Opposed Law. It has been pointed out that with repeated failures to convict operators of the "blind tigers, if Wayne coun ty were voted dry, these illicit grog shops would spring up in every direc tion and soon would become a serious menace. Attorneys recognize the" dif ficulties opposing convictions under the present law. They say an ordin ary Jury would not be adverse to send ing a man to jail, who is an old offen der or recognized as operating a dis reputable dive, but to sentence a man to jail for his first offense and when otherwise his business has been legi timate, is too big a dose to swallow. Senator Kirkman was opposed to the present law originally because of its stringency. Through his efforts the measure was not passed in 1905. Pressure was brought to bear on him by local temperance advocates In -1907, however, and although he advis ed against it be said he was willing to support the bill that became the pres ent law in order to permit this faction of his ' constituency to realize what would be the result Senator Kirkman has been a supporter of temperance " legislation during his legislative ca reer, but believes better results can be brought about by a revision of th present statute.