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,VOL. XXXIV. XO. 18.
Rumors Have It in Indianapo
. lis That They May Take Up
Fight in Behalf of Rich
mond Man.
Democratic Members of the
Legislature Called -to Meet
In Indianapolis to Discuss
By Ellis Searles.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 26. Demo
cratic members of the Legislature
have been called to meet in this city
on December 15 to map out a legisla
tive program. The call for this "get
together" meeting of Democrats will
be issued in a few days and wi?1 be
signed by W. S. Wells, Representative
from Allen county; Thomas Brolley,
Representative from Jennings and
Scott counties; W. S. Racey, Repre
sentative from Gibson, Vanderburg
and Posey counties; Senator Harry
Grube, of Kosciusko county, and Wiil
llanT F. Ranke, Senator from Allen
The advisability of calling such a
meeting has been under discussion
among the Democrats for several
days. This is not the first time such
an ante-legislatJve convention has
been held by the Democrats. Two
years ago they got together ' and
talked over the things they would try
to do at the- session, and it is said
that the results were satisfactory, as
far as the Democrats themselves were
concerned. There is believed to be a
much greater reason this year for
such a gathering than ever before.
The House is to be Democratic and
the Senate Republicamvbya stint mar
gin,' and the burden of most of the
legislation, will fall on the Democrats
because, they will have the Governor.
While it ia not given out that such
Is the case, it is well understood that
fhe conference will consider the ques
tion of the Senatorship as well as
questions of legislation. The num
ber of candidates that are now in the
field for the place is so large that the
Democrats are going to find it a hard
job to settle on a man in caucus, and
It is believed that this situation will
idevelop at the conference.
Another matter that will be given
careful consideration and about which
there is a division of opinion in the
Democratic party itself is the ques
tion whether the county local option
law shall be repealed. In fact all the
legislation promised in the Democrat
ic state platform will be discussed,
end the option question is in the plat
form. Kuhn For the Senate.
Talk was started here last night
that the friends of T. H. Kuhn of Rich
mond might push him forward as a
candidate for senator. Mr. Kuhn
Btands high with his party. He was a
candidate for congress In the Sixth
district two years ago. and although
the Sixth had acquired the habit of
giving a republican plurality of some
thing like 6,000, he was defeated by
James E. Watson by only about 1,500.
This year he was nominated again
nd cut the republican, plurality down
to a little more thpn 800. Some of
tils admirers are pointing to this fact
'to, prove his running qualities and to
6how that the people who know him
best are for him. Mr. Kuhn is not a
candidate, but it is said that if he
should happen to be struck by the sen
atorial lightning he would not object
In the least. He was in town yester
dajr but declared that he Is not a can
didate. It Is said also that an effort is be
ing made to bring John C. Nelson, of
LoganBport, into the ring as a candi
date for' senator, but he is not giving
the scheme any encouragement. Cass
county is said to be for Shively.
Representative-elect H. H. Stewart,
Of Howard county, and Joint Repre-Bentatlve-elect
James P. Davis, of the
district composed of Howard. Carroll
and Miami, are working together pre
paring a bill to amend the cities and
towns law In so far as it applies to
Cities of the fourth class. Stewart is
republican and Davis a democrat,
but they intend to work In harmony
as far as this particular bill is con
cerned. To the end that the bill they
are preparing may be au expression of
the opinion In business circles in Ko
liomo, Stewart and Davis have select
ed a nonpartisan committee composed
of six of the leading business and pro
fessional men of the city to assist
jlhem In framing up the measure.
It is probable that when the bill is
finished It will provide for the abolish
ing of the offices of city judge, city
treasurer and controller in all cities
cf the fourth class and for the creat
ing of a board of public works, com
posed of the mayor, civil engineer and
street commissioner. At present the
board of public works is composed of
three men who bold their positions in-
(Continued on Para Two.)
Enters Plea to Charge of Us
- ing the Mails to De
A pleaof guilty to the charge of
using the malls for the purpose to de
fraud, was entered in the feleral court
at Indianapolis yeserday by Albert E.
McClure of this city. McClure is a
talented young man, who conceived a
plan for making money quickly and
was succeeding rapidly until the na
tional officers were put on his trail by
some of his creditors. He was ac
customed to buy car load lots of coal
from mining companies and after sell
ing the coal, refuse to make his pay
ments. It is believed probable McClure will
be given a minimum fine. His repu
tation in this city outside of his spec
ulative proclivities, was good. He is
a graduate of the local high school and
his drawings were features of the
school's drawing class work- w&ile" he
was a student.
Whiteman, Accused of Assault
On Wife With Intent to
Kill, on the Stand.
"No sir, I did not," replied Clement
V. Whiteman in slow and distinct
terms in the Wayne circuit court yes
terday; afternoon.. He .was answering
the question of Henry U. Johnson,
"Did you not fire that shot at your
wife, who was running to get away
from you?" Whiteman is charged
with assault and battery upon his
wife with intent to kill.
The trial has occupied two days and
court adjourned last evening atar the
defense had practically finished the
introduction of all its testimony.
Whiteman has been a forceful and ag
gressive witness in his own behalf.
He has denied in substance practical
ly every allegation made' by the pro
secution. Whiteman claims he shot
into the air after he himself had been
shot at by some unknown person to
show this unknown person lie was
armed and might be expected to de
fend himself. His wife claims he shot
at her and exhibits a jacket she wore
at the time. It contains a hole, which
she says was made by the bullet.
Shot at Officer to Kill.
Whiteman related his battle with
Officer Lamberson and admitted he
shot at Lamberson to kill. He said
he believed Lamberson was the man,
who had been out with Mrs. White
man. He admitted he had not seen
whether there really was a man with
his wife or not. Whiteman told of his
struggle with Lamberson by saying he
saw a form approaching him along the
roadway. He fired and so did the
man. They came to within arms
length of each other and just as
Whiteman leveled his revolver for de
liberate aim, the officer struck him
over the head and he fell. He said he
looked up from the ground and upon
seeing a policeman's helmet surrend
ered. Whiteman did not tell, as he
did not know, that while he was ad
vancing upon Lamberson the latter
was trying to shoot him, but his re
volver refused to work. Had White
man fired then instead of waiting for
closer range. Lamberson might have
been the victim. No evidence was in
troduced to show Lamberson since
has purchased a new revolver that is
warranted not to fail.
Whiteman admitted In cross exam
InV'ion that he had told Dan McMan
us, sergeant of police, that, he had de
termined to find ouf; for himself If his
wife w--" keeping company with oth
er men rod proposed to take the law
into his cwn hands. The witness de
clared he had reason to suspect his
wife had been unfaithful to him and
was trying to find out. He denied "re
peatedly any acts of indecency toward
Mrs. Whiteman's young daughter by
her first husband, although admitting
he had been accused of improprieties
by Mrs. Whiteman.
Argument Tomorrow.
The argument in the case will be
heard tomorrow, the jury having been
dismissed because of Thanksgiving
day. Both sides have introduced a
large number of witnesses and noth
ing has been left undone by counsel
for either the state or defense. The
character witnesses introduced by the
defense declared Whiteman's reputa
tion has been good and that of his
wife bad.
One of the star witnesses for the
prosecution has been the little girl.
When on the stand Tuesday afternoonj
Succeeds John S. Leach Who
Resigned Wednesday as
Public Printer.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 26. Samuel
B. Donnelly of Brooklyn was this
morning appointed public printer to
succeed John S. Leech who resigned
yesterday. Donnelly is ex-president
of the International Typographical
Union. Leech will take his former po
sition as head of the Philippine gov
ernment printing office. The impres
sion prevails that Leech's transfer
was forced upon him.
Greensfork Man Injured Whife Sawing
Greensfork, Ind., Nov. 26. While
John D. Gilmer, residing near here,
was engaged in the healthful exercise
of separating a large log with a drag
saw, his foot slipped, causing him to
fall across the log, fracturing a rib.
Dinner Served by Associated
Charities to Many of
Poorer Class.
At noon today quite a large number
of poor people were fed by the Associ
ated Charities at the headquarters of
the. .association, .South. Fifth, street, &id
at the North End Mission, In River
dale. Through the generous contri
butions of food made by the more for
tunate citizens, the Associated Chari
ties was able to appease the appetites
of its most hungry guests and all of
them were hungry. Gaunt faced men
and women entered the North End
Mission or the association headquar
ters, despondent and discouraged, but
after they had been filled to capacity
with good, wholesome food, they left
the two institutions with heads erect
and "smiling.
Yesterday the members of the Pen
ny club and the Women's Relief Corps
distributed baskets of Thanksgiving
cheer to nearly every worthy poor
family in the city. The majority of
those who received these baskets had
never before been objects of charity,
but they received the gifts with tears
of joy.
The suffering among the poor of this
city this winter is nothing compared
to what it was last winter, charity
workers state, but nevertheless, there
are still quite a' few families in the
city who are in destitute circum
stances. ' Mrs. M. F. Warfel, president of the
Penny club, said today that Thanks
giving dinners were yesterday furnish
ed to ten destitute families by the
women of the Penny club. Two of
these families, she stated, were suffer
ing from the most abject poverty.
"One family living in the south part
of the city was reported to us by their
neighbors," stated Mrs. Warfel. "They
had never asked for charitable assist
ance, but were very grateful for what
they received. We found the man of
the family in poor health and out of
employment. Dependent upon him
were his wife and three young child
ren. The home was clean and well
cared for. but almost barren of furni
ture. The family had been out of coal
until this week, when some was sup
plied by the Associated Charities."
Mrs. Warfel also told of another
family which was quietly but desper
ately fighting the wolf fro mthe door
never once appealing to charity for
assistance in the unequal struggle.
The man of the family was a victim
of the great white plague. "I do not
see how he can live throughout to
day," said Mrs. Warfel. The wife was
in poor health and the gaunt faces of
the two young children told of the
pangs of hunger from which they suf
fered. The only support of this
wretched family was a daughter about
seventeen years of age, and her wages
are pitifully small.
the girl told of Whiteman's attack on
her mother while they were residing
on South Fourteenth street. She said
Whiteman had forced his mother back
against the door frame and was
threatening to kill her. The child said
she plead with the man riot to kill her
mother and offered to sacrifice her
own life for her mother's. When re
lating this detail the little girl broke
down and cried bitterly. , It was an ef
fective scene and one that is not like
ly to be lost upon tb jutp-
In Inaugural Parade There
Will Be Many Striking and
Interesting Military Feat
Army and Navy Are Both Anx
ious to Participate in the
EventConference Held at
Taft Cottage.
Hot Springs, Va., Nov. 26. Plans for
the inauguration next March were dis
cussed last night by President-elect
Taft and Frank H. Hitchcock, chair
man of the republican national com
mittee and the next postmaster-general.
It was their first conference on the
subject and consequently several mat
ters received oaly tentative consider
ation. But one thing seems to be as
sured, and that is that in the inaugur
al parade there will be some striking
and interesting military features.
This is not because Mr. Taft is fond
of showy pageantry or spectacular os
tentation, but because he has been
secretary of war and the army and
navy and the militia are more than
ordinarily eager to participate In the
Troop A, of Cleveland, one of the
crack cavalry organizations of the
Ohio National Guard, wants to act as
the presidential escort on inaugura
tion day.
Colonel Webb C. Hayes, son of the
late President Hayes, has already fil
ed a request for favorable considera
tion for the troop, of which he is a
member The troop was McJKinley'al
escort in both of his inaugurations
and made a splendid showing on each
occasion and at a cost of something
like $10,000. - .
Want Early Decision.
The members are 'willing to go to
similar expense again, and since it is
important they should know whether
they will be accorded the honor again,
the president-elect has been requested
to reach an early decision.
It is proposed that the Philippine
Military band, one of the most accom
plished organizations of its kind in
the world, be given a prominent place
In the parade; also that a detachment
of the Philippine scouts be permitted
to take part. This very likely will be
done, in view of the great interest in
which Mr. Taft has taken in placing
the Filipinos on their present basis
and of their reciprocal interest in his
rrsonal and political welfare."
Hitchcock's Plant.
Chairman Hitchcock will x remain
several days. He paid a purely social
visit to the president-elect last even
ing taking dinner with him and re
mained at the Taft cottage until 11
o'clock. Besides discussing plana for
the inauguration the president-elect
and his manager took up a number of
matters of importance politically. The
time is approaching when the ques
tion of reward for services during the
campaign must be given consideration
and it is understood that Messrs. Taft
and Hitchcock began to go over the
list. Of course they are not yet ready
to make any announcements and will
not be until the judge is in a position
to parcel out the plums.
The list of contributions given out
by Treasurer Sheldon a couple of days
ago was analyzed with great interest
here. Chairman Hitchcock explain
ed that contribution of $110,000 made
by Charles P. Taft, of Cincinnati, by
saying it represented several separate
donations. Several times during the
campaign the new committee ran
short of money, and the brother of
the republican candidate responded to
appeals from headquarters. That is
why his total contribution is so much
larger than that of any other indivi
Mrs. Clara Graves has resumed her
duties as principal of the Baxter
school, although her injured limb
makes it necessary to use crutches.
The Hon. W. S. Fielding. Canadian
Minister of Finance, raises and spends
$100,000,000 a year on a $7,000 salary.
Mr. Fielding is the only prominent
member left of the old Cabinet that
gathered about Sir Wilfrid Laurier in
1896. having held his position, twelve
INDIANA Rain In south, rain or
snow in north portion and colder
Thursday night; strong south
west to northwest winds, Friday.
OHIO Rain Thursday night; Friday
fair and colder, except snow flur
ries near the takes; strong south
ts wtst winds. '
Steamer Finance
Off Sandy
New York, Nov. 26. The Steamer
Finance, of the Panama line, from Co
lon, was run into and sunk by the
White Star freighter Georgia, a mile
off Sandy Hook in a thick fog this
morning. The Finance sunk almost
immediately and before the small
boats could be lowered. The Georgia
lowered her boats and the life saving
station began operations at once.
Many persons were seen struggling in
the water.
The Finance carried eighty-eight
passengers and a crew of sixty.
A big hole was stove in the star
board side of the vessel and only her
smokestacks were visible at noon.
Day Was Observed by Relig
ious Bodies of All De
Recognition of the divine blessings
that have been poured forth upon the
United States was paid by the wor
shippers of all denominations in the
various churches of the city today.
Union services were in common.
Creed and denomination were laid
aside for the occasion and all joined
in the worship of the Divinity in the
common cause. The church services
were unusually well attended. The
weather was perfect and this tended
to bring out many more persons to
the places of meeting that is common.
The Protestant churches were divided
into groups dependent upon the geo
graphical location for their services.
The Methodists assembled at the
Third church in Fairview, " The ser
mon was delivered by the Rev. George
W. Hill, former presiding elder of the
Richmond district..
The congregations of the United
Presbyterian, Second and First Pres
byterian, First Baptist and United
Brethren churches assembled for wor
ship at the First Presbyterian church.
The attendance was quite large.
The organ prelude was rendered by
Mrs. Fred Miller. The invocation was
by the Rev. Addison Parker. The
scripture was read by the Rev. Robert
H. Dunaway of the Second Presbyter
ian church. Prayer was offered by
Dr. Lyon b of Reid Memorial church
and the benediction was pronounced
by the Rev. T. J. Graham of the First
Presbyterian church. The choir was
lead by Prof. Will Earhart and render
ed several beautiful selections appro
priate to the occasion.
A collection was gathered for the
benefit of the Home of the Friendless.
It was exceedingly liberal as indica
tion that the givers were eager to help
others less fortunate on this great
day of munificence.
"America, The, Child of Providence"
was the subject of the very Interest
ing sermon preached by the Rev. Mr.
Hobson. His text was from Chroni
cles 29:13 "Now, therefore our God.
we thank Thee and praise Thy glor
ious name."
'in the Bible times when David
could not build the temple and turned
it over to Solomn the people contribut
ed many gifts and offerings so thai
David felt the spirit of Thanksgivinc
and after enumerating these blessing3
he said 'Now therefore we thank
Thee,' ' said the Rev. Mr. Hobson.
Continuing he spoke in part as fol
lows: "From before that day and up to
the present day God's people have
been offering gratitude to Him for
His blessings and mercies. Our mod
ern Thanksgiving service began iu
1621 when it was celebrated by our
forefathers in the eastern colonies."
"In the year 1859 all the states ob
served Thanksgiving and all the presi
dents after Lincoln have set apart a
day for Thanksgiving. It has always
been the last Thursday of November.
"This is a Protestant and Christian
nation. Daniel Webster once- said:
'Christianity, great tolerant Christian
ity. Christianity depending not on suc
cessor or faggot, great tolerant Chris
tianity is the Christianity of the land.
The supreme court judiciously decided
that this is the case and that this will
always remain the law until reversed
or by constitutional amendment de
troyed. It seems that God in his prov
idence has held in reserve what we
20,000 People See A utos Start
Great Savannah Races of Today Delayed Forty Minutes Be
cause of the Dense Fog Which Overhung the Course.
Savannah. G-a., Nov. 26. More than
20.000 people witnessed the start of
the Grand prize race for autos, which
was delayed forty minutes on account
of the dense fog which was finally
Hook and
Lose Their Lives
Four passengers and four of her
crew are known to be dead.
Thought Loss of Life Will Not Be
New York. Nov. 26. Later reports
from Finance say she is not entirely
submerged, but is sinking rapidly. Be
cause of the many vessels in the im
mediate vicinity, it is hoped that all
passengers will be saved. But this
cannot be determined until a count of
noses is had.
Deliberated Six Hours Last
Night and Is Let Off
Until Today.
Laporte, Ind., Nov. 2T. The jury
went to bed at 11 o'clock last night by
permission of Judge John C Richter,
without arriving at a verdict respect
ing the guilt or innocence of Ray Lam-
phere, accused of the murder of Mrs.
Belle Gunness and her three children
by arson.
The jury was out about six hours.
Its deliberations were resumed this
According to rumors current among
the watchers, the jury took four bal
lota and were about equally divided
on the question of Lamphere's culpa
bility.- ....,5.- ., v .,; x .
Following a cruel denunciation by
the state, in which be was pictured as
a murderer and an accomplice of the
arch fiend he is said to have destroy
ed, Lamphere was reassured by his
counsel and admonished to keep up his
spirits and hope for the best. He was
then taken to jail, where he ate a
hearty supper.
Six Verdicts Are Possible.
The jury retired at 6:25 p. m., fol
lowing the closing address of the attor
neys and the delivery of the instruc
tions of Judge- Richter. The judge in
structed the jurors that they might un
der the law bring in any one of the, fol
lowing verdicts:
Guilty of murder in th efirst degree
Guilty of murder in the first degree
life sentence.
Guilty of murder in the second de
gree life sentence.
Guilty of manslaughter two to
twenty-one years.
Guilty of arson two to twenty-one
Not guilty.
In any case Lamphere must remain
in jail after the verdict, because he
has not been tried on a separate in
dictment charging him with being ac
cessory to the murder of Andrew K
Helgelein. In his instructions Judge Richter de
fined reasonable doubt after the ap
proved authorities, and at length, de
claring that if the jurors should be left
with any feeling failing that of moral
certainty, ' they should acquit Lam
phere. now call the United States as the heri
tage of the church. The thirteen col
onies were settled by strong and stur
dy Christian men.
"Our forefathers at first thought
the western boundry line was at the
summit of the Alleghenles. But they
pushed on until at last the great wat
ers of the Mississippi was discovered.
They thought this was the extent of
the western world but the sturdy men
pushed on again until now the broad
waters of the Atlantic and the Pacific
protect us on the east and the west.
"Great men have been, at the bead of
the nation in the past "and there will
be great men at the head of the nation
in the future. We have many things
today that we should be grateful for.
There are many things that we can
praise Him for. The Psalms say, "Let
"W should offer gratitude because
we are a nation of peace. We should
rejoice this day in this service because
we have been s highly favored during
(Continued on Page Two.)
lifted. Twenty machines started. In
the eighth lap, Wagner had a small
lead. H emery was second sod FlatL
No. A, third. One machine was pat
out of the race by an accident, but
no one was hurt.
Said There Will Be No Need as
Lawmakers Will Stand for
Revision of Tariff, Fearing
Reduction of Republican Ma
jority Impresses Congress
men That Defiance to Peo
ple Is Disliked.
Special to Palladium.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 2a Promi
nent members of congress now In the
city do not believe President-elect
Taft will interfere in the matter of
the speakership. They base this be
lief upon the assumption that he will
find no excuse for interference. The
president-elect will find, declared on
of them today, that the Republican
house leaders are just as anxious as be
is that the tariff bill to be passed shall
be satisfactory to the country.
This member pointed out that mem
bers of congress had more at immedi
ate stake than had Mr. Taft In the ac
ceptability of tariff revision. There
will be a congressional election in th
middle of Taft's first term, and cer
tainly the republican leaders can have
no desire for the election of a demo
cratic house. The reduction of the
republican majority in the next house
together with the defeat of some of th
wheel-horses of the house organiza
tion, has convinced them that the re
publicans have no mortgage on con
trol of that body, and they are a great
deal less defiant of public opinion than
they were a year ago.
The standpatters arn't standing
nearly so pat as they were, and there
has been a very material reduction in
the number who are willing to be
classed as such at all. It is. true, that
upon arriving In Washington a num. -
i ber of prominent house republicans
gave oct interviews predicting ' that
there would be no general reduction of
tariff schedules, but you couldn't get
such an Interview' from one of them.
now. If they haven't been converted
they have at least become discreet, for
these interviews had a great deal to
do with the renewed agitation against
Cannon's election as speaker.
The hearings before the Ways and
Means committee are developing some
rather curious facts. One of them is
with reference to the lumber schedule.
The present .rate on lumber Is $2 a
thousand feet. The democratic mem
bers of the committee want this cut ia
half. Two republican members, Ford
ney .of Michigan, and Gaines of West
Virginia, are opposed to any reduction.
The other republican members, so far
as their opinions are known, are in fa
vor of placing lumber on the free list.
The spectacle is presented, therefore,
of republican advocacy and democratic
opposition to free trade in lumber.
The democratic position, of course, is
that lumber should be made to yield a
portion of the government's revenue,'
and they believe importation would
more than double with f 1 lumber.
Name "Lincoln" Favored.
The proposal of Albert E. Pillsbury,
of Boston, that when New Mexico Is
finally admitted to the Union, the
name of the state shall be changed to
Lincoln, has been a great deal dis
cussed by Incoming members of con
gress. Almost without exception,
opinion is favorable to te proposal,
provided It is favored by the people ol
New Mexico. -
Before Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory were admitted as a state the pre?
posal was advanced that the new state
should be known as Jefferson, but as
the people of the territories didn't take
kindly to the idea, no attempt was
made to force the name upon them.
Many people regarded thte suggestion
as peculiarly appropriate, as this pre
sented the last opportunity to name a
state in honor of the third president
within the territory which he purchas-'
ed from Napoleon.
New York, New Jersy and "New
Hampshire are the only states with the
prefix "Ne" to their names, and these
came down, of course, from colonial
times. It is argued that while such .
prefixes may be well enough in the
case of the colonies, they are entirely
out of place as parts of the names of
the states, and especially in the case
of Mexico, It is not believed there is "
any sentimental , bond strong enough
to make retention of the name import
ant to the people of the territory.
Still, In the view of members of con
gress who have expressed opinions, the
matter is one that should be left to the -people
of New Mexico for determina
tion. Washington is the only President
who has had a state named in his
honor, and New Mexico and Arizona '
present the only opportunities in con
tiguous United States to similarly
honor other presidents.
Despite the wail that went np from
government clerks when they learned
that all hope must be abandoned that
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