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AJD -a AND SUN-TELEGRAM. VOL. XXXlV. SO. 60. RICHMOND, IND., THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY - 7, 1909. SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. s IUM it LOCAL CHARITIES ABE BESEIGED BY SUFFERING POOR Cold Wave Victims Swarm Upon Associated Charities And Ask Assistance in Food, Fuel and Clothes. HEART-BREAKING ARE SOME OF TALES TOLD Consumptive, Out of Employ ment, and Wife Sick in Bed, Proudly Asks Charity for The First Time. Tales of the father of the family be ing n jail, being ill or being out of Work were poured into the ears of Jlrs. Elizabeth Candler, city mission ary, yesterday when the first chill blast of the cold wave swept into the Associated Charities headquarters a mall army of the unfortunate and Buffering poor. With aching heart Mrs. Candler heard these tales of dis tress and she did what she could to relieve the suffering, but her charity did not extent far, owing to the deplet ed condition of the Associated Charit ies' treasury. Yesterday was the first day of the winter when the poor experience the first real pangs of exposure, conse quently, the demands for assistance Were many, and the majority of the petitions were for fuel and . clothes. The stream of petitioners continued to file into the Associated Charities office today, but many were forced to leave without tha charity they sought. The "township trustee has al so, yesterday and today, been beseiged by cold wave victims. One of the most pathetic cases re corded ; yesterday" was the appeal made to the Associated Charities by a consumptive. By reason of his physi cal condition, he has been unable to secure work at his trade and the other odd jobs which he has obtained have been .'so 'infrequent., as to furnish but a meager living. His wife, in an ef fort to keen the wolf from the door became a physical wreck and is now sick in bed. The man came to Mrs. Candler and with tears in his eyes ssked for groceries and fuel to supply them for a few days. He said, "I have never appealed for aid before and I never intend to again." Mrs. Candler knew of the conditions and furnished the desired supplies. In speaking of this case this morning she stated that the family, while poor, was a very proud one and Jhis had prevented them for some time from asking for aid. Many Are in Jail. A colored family which had to re sort to charity because its father was sent to jail for violation of the gambl ing laws of the state has been one of the patrons of the Associated Charit ies. There are other families who are in dire circumstances because the heads of the family are in jail, and they will have to be provided for by the charitable organizations. The plea, "out of work", whi' not nearly so general as in previous years, is not Infrequently given by those appealing. Cases of 'inability to secure work because of illness" are frequent. NINE ABOVE WAS COLDEST SHOWN Official Observer States Mer cury Was at This Point. Although many thought that it cer tainly was zero or below this morn ing, the official observer, Walter Vos ler stated t6day that the lowest tem perature was 9 degrees above. It reached this point at nine o'clock last evening and the mercury on the offi cial instruments stayed there until the sun rose this morning and thawed out the chilly atmosphere somewhat, ice men report that with a few more days like yesterday, when the thermometer ranged from 10 to 14 degress above ill make their business good. WOMEN NOT GUILTY. Media, Pa., Jan. 7. The jury this Biorning returned a verdict of not iruilty in the case of Mrs. Catherine Ueisel an.d Mrs. Florence Erb, charged with murdering the latter's husband, Capt. J. Clayton Erb, at their country home. Red Gables. Oct. 6th. The jury agreed that the killing was in self defease. THE WEATHER PROPHET.! t i NDiANA AND OHIO Fair and eon-1 tinutd cold. i 'i . DID SPLENDID WORK Skilful Fighting , by Firemen Saved House From Com plete Destruction. BUT LITTLE WATER USED It was due to the efficient work of the fire department that the Bescher and Scott home was not destroyed en tirely by fire yesterday afternoon. The laddies did , splendid work and used as little water as possible. Since the addition of the chemical wagons to the department it is possible to distinguish any blaze that has not as sumed too lafge a proportion. It is a long run for the wagons to West Fijftt street and the National Road and by the time they arrived yesterday after noon, it looked as if the entire struc ture was doomed. Only two lines of hose, were laid and by skillful work on the part of the men these sufficed. The water froze soon after leaving the hose and the ice added to the danger of the struggle, while the firemen were working onhe roof. COLD AND GLOOMY FOR REPUBLICANS Had to Seek Minority Side of House When Session For mally Opened Today. ADJOURN AFTER ROUTINE HANLY DID NOT HAVE MESSAGE .COMPLETED BUT WILL READ IT AT OPENING OR SESSION TO MORROW. -" Indianapolis, Jan. 7. The sixty sixth assembly opened at 10 o'clock this morning, a quorum being present in tooth branches. Long: before " the house was called to order the house chamber was ' decidedly ' cold and gloomy, which added to the awkward ness of the republicans in. occupying the minority side of the chamber. Secretary of State Sims presided at the opening and the formal election of Thomas Honan as speaker and other officers decided on in caucus followed. Chief Justice Watson of the Appellate court administered the bath of office to all the new members except Honan who wanted fo be sworn in by his old time neighbor, Judge Montgomery of the Supreme court. In' the senate the lieutenant gov ernor rapped to order. Here the nar row margined republican majority en joyed a more cheerful atmosphere and after the swearing in of the new senators by Chief Justice Jordan of the supreme court, the full list of of ficers, all republicans, as elected in caucus were formally elected by roll call, Will R. Wood heading the list as president pro tem. Both branches ap pointed committees to notify Governor Hanly that they were on- the. job, but his excellency was still werking on his message and promised to be ready to read some of it at 10:13 tomorrow morning. Both branches then ad journed until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning when in joint session Hanly will personally read his message. Governor-elect Marshall was a specta tor In the house, sitting at the presi dent's table. Methodist preachers did the praying at the opening of the leg islature, Rev. Tillottson of Lafayette in the house, and the Rev. Wolfe of In dianapolis in the senate. HELP IS In a city of the size of Richmond with a total tax val uation of more than 113,000,000 does it not seem reasona ble to believe, some there are, who would give a portion of their funds to help others in distress. Each cablegram from the earthquake zone brings news of fresh disaster. Nearly every city and hamlet in the United States is rais ing a fund to help in the relief of the greatest calamity of recent centuries. Should not Richmond do its share? The two local evening newspapers have opened relief funds, but contributions have been very slow in coming in. It behooves, Richmond people to make some display of their vaunted "generosity. Have you read the latest news from Italy? Have you read of the terrors added to the survivors at Messina and Reggio by typhoid fever; how men and women buried in the ruins for eight days have been rescued, crazed by bun ger; how a portion of the quirinal palace has been, turned into a workshop by the queen; how the starving dogs are devouring humans after attacking1 and killing them; how the American Red Cross fund has reached almost $500,000 and how the Congress of the United States has appropri ated $800,000? Have you read all of this and yet failed to offer your share? The following contributions, have, so far," been made to the Palladium's relief fund: RELIEF FUND. Palladium ,.. ..$ 10.00 A. B. ...... 100.00 X . ..50 Cash ' , .;. . v " ,50 . Cash , . .23 Total $111.23 GUAR, SCOTT CO. WANTS REVISION IN THE TARIFF Local Concern Urges Congres sional Ways and Means Committee to Reduce Tar iff on Thrashers. FOREIGN MACHINES DO NOT GiVE COMPETITION Company Officials Point Out That European Thrashers Are Inferior to American Built Machines; The Gaar, Scott & Company of this city, one of the largest thrashing ma chine concerns in the world, would welcome a reduction of tariff on for eign built thrashers and on materials which enter into the construction of such machines as constructed b ythe local concern. This announcement is made by the company in a letter just received by the congressional ways and means committee, which is now considering the propsed tariff revision. Gaar, Scott & Co. especially desires that the tariff on Canadian built thrashers be reduced at least one-half. Manufac turing concerns throughout the stats of Indiana have written to the ways and means committee urging tariff re duction. The following is the letter re ceived by the committee from Gaar, Scott & Co.: "We find from investigation that the wages paid by thrashing machine man ufacturers in England and Germany are .from 25 to 50 per cent lower than are paid in this country; but this dif ference is greatly reduced, if not en tirely wiped otrtrbTIrtcnrTOethods of production, improved shop equip ment, shop practices, etc. "It is also true as a general thing foreign agricultural implements and machinery are inferior to those pro duced in this country, and in. many lines this exists to such an extent that the American farmer would not have the foreign product, regardless of price. "The difference of wages In this country and Canada in our line is not ery great, and we have no objection w hatever to the tariff on thrashing machinery from that country beiug re duced to the same amount that the Canadian puts on our machinery, or even to a lower point. In fact we think the duty should be reduced at least cue half regarvess of what the Cana dian government may do, and taken off entirely if they will do the same. "We again beg to say that we will welcome any reduction in the tariff on thrashing machinery that Is made on the materials entering Into the con ci ruction thereof." ' SUIT AGAINST KIBBEY. Suit was entered in the Wayne cir cuit court today by the Dickinson Trust Company, as trustee, against Frank C. Kibbey and Caroline E. Kib bey. The suit is instituted to fore close a trust mortgage on real estate to cover claims. The amount named is $3,000. The mortgage was levied in June of last year. The claims are against Frank Kibbey for merchan dise supplied his haberdashery. NEEDED. COMMITTEE WILL REP0RTJT0M0RR0W House Will Hear Recommen dations on President's Se cret Service Message. WILL CONTAIN NO CENSURE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE TODAY FAVORABLY REPORTED ON INCREASING PRESIDENTS SALARY TO $100,000. Washington, Jan. 7. The select house committee on the President's secret service reform completed its report this morning. It will be report ed to the house tomorrow when sev eral members will be prepared to make speeches. The recommendation of the committee is to table that por tion of the message to which certain members took exception. No censure is contained in the resolution to be returned. Favors an Increase., The Senate finance committee to day reported favorably on the bill to increase the president's salary to one hundred thousand dollars annually. DOCKET CLEANING STILLJOIITIIIOES Judge Fox this Morning Makes Several Ancient Cases Walk the Plank. ATTORNEYS STILL GROGGY UNHEARD OF ACTIVITY. OF COURT STILL CAUSES GOSSIP JUDGE puts stop to kelley liti gattonX - ; " ' , Further advance to bring about the clearing of the civil docket in the Wayne circuit court was made by Judge Fox this morning. In cases in which he had given notice that sum. mary action would be taken, the judge did not hesitate any longer. He dis missed them with comment. In other ease he notified attorneys' they must file answers or submit their demur rers at once. The judge also listed a number of cases which are to be set for trial, No cases are set and none will be placed upon the trial docket before i.ext week. There will be no circuit court tomorrow and . probably none Saturday. Judge Fox will be at New Castle to hear a case in the Henry circuit court for Judge Jackson. It was announced the petition to remove the guardian in the case of Scott vs. Null will be heard next Monday. Kelley Case Dismissed. ' One of the cases to fall beneath the court's ax was that of John H. Kelley vs. Bonnielee Kelley for divorce. This case was dismissed for lack of prose- cation. The Kelleys have figured more prominently in the circuit court in the last two years than any other residents in the county. The defendant in the above entitled cause has had a suit pending against the above plaintiff for support of minor children. The court handed this case a knockout blow, also when it was ordered dismissed at the cost of the plaintiff. This ends for toe time being the- Kelley litigation At least a half dozen atttorneys have been involved in the fiascos in some way or other. The case of Thomas Mullica vs. the Union Traction Company was dismiss ed at the plaintiffs cost for want of prosecution, 'i nis is a change of ven ue case that had been on the docket for a long time without any steps be iug taken. Handed the Icy Mit. The divorce suit of William Wilson vs. Emma Wilson was handed the 'cy mit by the court also. When the docket was called Tuesday the judge declared that nnless something was done this case would be scratched off the books at the next calling. Another case to fall by the wayside was that of Indian. Belle Benster vs. William Horton. The court announced that he believes at the next calling he will dismiss the case of Schneider vs. Ferguson- for want of prosecution. It has been on the docket for four years and was reinstated after hav ing been dismissed for want of prose cution. AUDITOR'S REPORT. The county auditor has completed his report of the receipts and ex penditures of the county funds during the past year. The total receipts are shown to have been S1S5..JS1.44 and the total expenditures $137,475.32. The balance at the beginning of the present year was $48,106.12. The Interest paid on the county funds during the past year amounted to $4,387.30. The amount of count? tax collected was MARSHALL COULD IIAMETHESEtlATOR BUT DECLINES TO Governor-elect Absolutely Re fuses to Take Hand in Af fair, Saying He Is Govern orr, Not Dictator. AN EARLY SETTLEMENT OF SENATORIAL FIGHT This Is Assured Because Mar shall Wants Matter Dis posed of Promptly for Sake Of Legislation. Palladium Bureau, Indianapolis, Jan. 7. If the legislature could only get through with a caucus on the United States senatorship as quickly as it did with the organization of the house and senate last night it would not take long to finish up the whole job. But it will not. The senatorship fight, however, has settled down to a pretty fine point It has been practically determined by the democratic members of the legis lature' to hold their senatorial caucus next Tuesday night. It became known yesterday that Governor-elect Marsh all wants the legislature to get busy with real legislation at the earliest possible moment, and he fears that if the senatorship drags along day after day the legislators will not be willing to take up anything else until it is disposed of. This, is what worries him. So yesterday he gave out the word that he thought the senatorial caucus should be held within the next few days, and the result was that nearly everybody fell over themselves to get on the band wagon and agree that it should be held Tuesday night. Marshall Stays Out. f .Tbis oes not -nean .that Marshall has taken or will take any hand In the fight for senator.' Far , from it. He is going to stay out of it He has not even told anyone that he. has a preference among the candidates and you couldn't get him to say such a thing for a farm. Everybody knows that if he were to say the word he could bring about the election of any man he might choose for senator, Jfjt he says he is going to be governor and not dictator. But he does want action by the legislature, and that is why he is trying to force an early set tlement of the senatorial fight. Will Prove a Surprise. Governor-elect Marshall is going to surprise some of the critics that have been poking fun at him and charging him with being a political governor. There is good reason to believe that he will not be as hasty in making changes in state positions as some of the office hungry gang would wish. He is going to work on the theory that fitness is to be considered above party services, and will make bis ap pointments accordingly. For instance, there is every reason to believe that Marshall does not intend to remove Warden Reid, of the Michigan City penitentiary, although Reid Is a re publican. Reid is a highly qualified man and he does not take a hand in party politics. On the other hand W. H. Whittaker, superintendent of the Jeffersonville reformatory, is bound to be removed because Marshall does not like, his political activity. He Means Economy. And Marshall means to adopt the policy of economy. And this will cause consternation among the "boys," for one of the very first things that he is likely to do is to abolish a lot of jobs to save the money. It is believed that he will ask the legislature to make a sweeping change in the job of oir inspector. At present the state oil inspectorship is worth all the way from $3,000 to J 10,000 a year, the In come being in fees collected for the inspection of oil. It is understood to be Marshall's idea that the oil inspec tor have a straight salary of about $1,200 a year, that he should be a mere office man while the " deputies do the work and that all the fees should go to the state. Would Blast Some Hopes. Of course, if such a plan is adopted it will break the hearts of some of (Continued on Page Four.) Citizens, Beware Fire Demon" Centerville Volunteer Fire Brigade Address Note of Warning to House-Holders Town Centerville, Ind., Jan. 7. Since the ruination of the local fire engine at the King property fire Tuesday night, which accident was caused by' the blowing out of the crown head, mem bers of the village volunteer fire bri gade have been occupants of the anx ious bench. The engine was depend ed upon to supply water pressure in the event of a fire. Xoir that it has been temporarily rendered hors da combat the paramount question of the hour , is what will Centerville do in the event of a fire before the engine TO HOLD JM FEAST Preble County, Ohio, Demo crats Will Hold Banquet At Eaton, January 19. DISTINGUISHED GUESTS. Eldorado, O., Jan. 7. Quite h num ber of prominent uemocrats will attend the Jackson banquet at Eaton, .Jan uary 10. The banquet will be held at the opera house and ex-Mayor Stanley B. Foos will act as toast master. In vitations have been extended a number of distinguished democrats to attend the banquet and deliver addresses. Among them are Governor-elect Jud son Harmon, ex-Governor and ex congressman James E. . Campbell, State Senator George K. Cetone, Con gressman-elect James M. Cox, and the Hon. John J. Lentz. . JOSEPH GATZEK PASSES AWAY Well Known Resident Died Yesterday After Illness of Over Two Years. HE HAD A HOST OF FRIENDS FOR YEARS MR. GATZEK WAS EN GAGED IN MERCHANT TAILOR ING BUSINESS IN THIS CITY- FUNERAL FRIDAY. Joseph Gatzek, for many years a leading merchant tailor of the city, died at his home, 317 South Seventh street, yesterday afternoon after a Ions illne 88, due to complication of diseases. He had his place of busi ness 522MahT streets He was & years old. Mr. Gatzek's death was not a surprise to his many friends for he has been ill for two years. Re cently he went to the hospital for an operation and it was learned at this time that little hope could be enter tained for his recovery. Mr. Gatzek took an active part in the order of Knights of Columbus and was also prominent in St. Andrew's church. Among the German residents of the city he was best known. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose Gatzek, four sons, Raymond, Frank, Richard and. Joseph. Jr., the latter of Chicago, and three daughters. Miss Minnie, of Chicago, Mrs. Wanda Torbeck, and Miss Ruth of this city, The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9. o'clock from St. An drew's church. Burial will be at the cemetery of the same. Friends who desire to see the body are requested to call at the home any time after Fri day noon. SCHOOLS JIOT EFFECTED Cold Wave Has Tendency to Increase Attendance. Health conditions in the public schools are better at present than they have been for some time. No reports have been made to Miss Winchester, clerk to Superintendent Mott, that the attendance had been cut short because of the cold weather, in fact in some of the schools it is believed that the attendance of the poorer children will be even more regular now than when the weather was warmer. LADD NOT DECIDED. I Prosecutor Ladd has not determined as to the advisability of calling the grand jury. There is no criminal mat ter that demands the attention of the body and about the only business that could be put before it would be an in spection of the county Institutions. Board Takes 'Action. So far the only action taken by the fire brigade to meet this deplorable emergency has been to address a com munication to the town board request ing that all householders be extremely careful and avoid any carelessness or absent-mindedness which might result in the destruction of their property by the hungry fire demon. - A the town board meeting an appro priation was made to meet the ex pense of providing the fire engine with a new boiler. This appropriation measnre was unanimously adopted CM HAL CODE COMMITTEE FOR SEII. R. Chairmanship of Important Committee Has Been As signed to Senator of WaynS. And Union Counties. ; v ALSO ON COMMITTEE FEES AND SALARIES Committee Appointed by Sen ate Republicans to Distrib ute Plums Makes Report at Important Caucus. Palladium Bureau. . -Indianapolis, Jan. 7. According- to- the best InfonaeUoa obtainable today, and it is believed f be correct,' the 'committee' appointed by the republican senators some tiro ago. to appoint all' the committees of the senate, decided at its meeting last night on the following list, which is incomplete, but which is correct as far as It goes. It will be noticed that on many of the committees only the chairman is named, the rest of the committee not yet having been chos en. Here is the list: . Committee Assignments.' ", Finance Committee Senator Bland. of Greene. Owen and Monroe, chair man; Senators Hanna, of Boone and Hendricks; Lumber of Delaware: Pearson, of Lawrence. Martin and Orange; Wood, of Benton and Tippe canoe;. McCullough. .of Madison,, and Ranke, of Allen. Cities and Towns Senator Will R. Wood, i of Beaton and 1 Tippecanoe. chairman; Senators Lambert, of Dela- - ware; Kane, of Hamilton and Tipton; Pearson, of Lawrence, Martin and Orange; McCullough, of Madison: Fleming Of; Adams and Allen. Affairs U the City of Indianapolis Senator Linton A. Cox, of Marlon, chairman; Senators Springer, of Bar tholomew and Decatur; Strange, of Grant; Farrell. of Marion; Harlan, of, Marion, and Clark, of Marion. Corporations Senator . Strange, of Grant, chairman. ' Rest of the com mittee not yet selected. . Banks and Banking Senator Hawk ins, of Jay and , Randolph, chairman: Senators Gonnerman, of Gibson and Posey; McCullough. of Madison; 8tot senburg. of Floyd and Harrison. , Fees and Salaries Senator Pork-' ner, of Madison and Henry, chairman: Senators Mattingly, of Daviess and Pike; Orndorf, of Huntington and Whitley; Klrkman, of Wayne and Union; Gonnerman, of Gibson and' Posey." 'Judiciary A Senator- Pearson, of Lawrence, Martin and Orange, chair' man; Senators Bland, of Greene, Owen and Monroe; Cox, of Marlon; Forkner, of Madison and Henry; Tar. ling, of Johnson and Shelby; Stotsea burg, of Floyd and Harrison. Judiciary B Senator Dure, of Van derburg, chairman; Senators Mattin" ly, of Daviess and Pike: Strange, of Grant; Wood, of Benton and Tippeca noe; Toyse. of Clay and Vigo; ham, of St. Joseph; Kistler, of Ca and Pulaski. Public Morals Senator of Daviess and Pike, chairman; tors Orndorf, of Huntington and Whitley; Kllnr, of Howard and Mi ami; Cox, of Marion: Crumpecker, of Laporte and St. Joseph; Farrell. of Marion; Patterson,' of Franklin. Dear born and Ohio. . v . - , Educational ' Institutions Senator Moore, of Hancock, Farette and Rash, chairman; committee not completed. Benevolent Institutions Senator Hawkins, of Jay and Randolph, chair man; committee no completed. Reformatories Senator Hanna. of Boone and Hendricks, chairman; com mittee not completed. Claims and Expenditures Senator Orndorf. of Huntington and Whitley, chairman; committee not completed. County and Township . Business Senator Kling, of .Howard and Miami, chairman; committee not completed. Public Health Senator Bradt. of Fulton and Wabash, chairman; com mittee not completed." Roads Senator , McCallum, of Jef ferson, Ripley and Switzerland, chair man; committee not, completed. Agriculture Senator Hanna, of Montgomery and Parke, chairman; committee not completed. " Insurance Senator Pelssr,' of Van derburg. Spencer and Warrick, chair man: committee not completed. Railroads Senator C rum packer, of Laporte and St. Joseph, chairman: Senators Springer, of Bartholomew and Decatur; Kling. of Howard and Miami; Wood, of Benton and Tippe canoe; committee not completed. Elections Senator Kane, of Hamil ton and Tipton, chairman: committee not completed. , ' . Pbraseolosy of Bills Senator Kim mell, of Lagrange and Noble, chair man: committee not completed. Mines and Mining Senator Rig gins, of Warren, Fountain and Vei" million, chairman; -committee not completed. v - ' j ; ;: ; Labor Seuator Forkner, "of Madi KIRKMAI has been equipped with new boiler? J with the greatest enthusiasm. . (Continued on Page Four.