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MIC. mond palladium: AND SUN-TELEGR A M. vol: XXXIV. NO. . RICHMOND, IND., WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, 1909. SINGLE COrY, 2 CENTS. STARR PIANO CASE BROADSIDE GIVEN SHERIFF FEARS F0RA FAILURE Thinks Jail Heating Plant Test Will Reveal Defects. FORM SYSTEM Will Probably Be Next Senator from Indiana SENATOR TILLMAN BY ATTY. GENERA OF BOOKKEEPIIIG WILL DE ADOPTED Company Brings Suit to Re L plevin a Piano. t: DELUGE OF BILLS POIED III SENATE BY LAWMAKERS ' Only Twenty-nine Measures Were Dumped Into the Leg islative Hopper of the Up per House Today. MATTINGLY ENTERS ONE OF GENERAL INTEREST ;His Measure Provides for the Publicity of Campaign Con tributions and Stiff Penalty Is Provided. Palladium Bureau. Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Twenty-nine new bills were intro duced into the senate today. One of the most important was by Senator Mattingly'and provides for the publi city of campaign contributions. It provides no corporation shall contri bute campaign funds and no candidate will be permitted to contribute to any organization, such as church, lodge or society of which he is not a member. The treasurer of the campaign com mittee is to be required to publish all funds that have been received ten days before the date of the election and all subsequent funds within twen ty day after the election. Any suc cessful candidate may be removed ' from office If he Is found to have vio lated the - provision, fined $250 and made incapable of accepting office forever. Of Public Interest. It Is expected this measure will be one of the most widely discussed that comes before the session. By some there it no doubt it "will be approved ,and others will hold it too stringent. It is generally believed that the pen laity Is maxle-eufficientTf :i8eveferto' eradicate almost all danger of at tempts at violation. It is more than likely that !f the bill becomes a law, future office seekers will be eiad of Its enactment One of the greatest banes of the candidates attempt to secure office results from his beset tings by lodges and, other organiza tions to contribute to fairs, raffles or some other money raising scheme. Introduce Fleh Bill. Senator Kane, of Hamilton county, Introduced a bill : providing a closed season for all fish in all streams freui February 1 to June 15. ,' Kistler, of . Cass county, believes electric headlights on all railroad lo comotives would go a long way to de crease the number of railroad acci dents owing to the added brilliancy of such illumination. He has intro duced a bill making the use of elec trics mandatory. Senator Harlan of Marion county, wants the , Jury system changed. . He -would require that vacancies on a jury be filled by the jury commissioner in stead of the judge, as now is the cus tom. It is believed such a plan would ko a long way to get rid of the pro fessional juror pest. Employer's Liability. . Extension of the employer's liability act is asked for in a bill proposed by Senator Stotsenberg. He wants the present law amended so as to provide for all common carriers. The rail roads, Interurbans, street cars and eteamshlp lines would be included. The quail have found a needed fries In Senator Strange of Grant county. Strange has hearkened to the request of the hunters, who are real sportsmen, and has Introduced a bill which would prohibit the killing of quail for fire years. Such a measure ffio doubt will appeal to the hunters as a protective agency. A new official for cities of over 18.000 population is provided for in a bill Introduced by Senator Wood, of Tippecanoe county. ; He would have a polio natron connected with the jails of such cities. "MUltarlam Is championed by Sena tor Bra be. of Kosciusko. He believes the Oliver military academy should 'be made a part of the military , and naval force of the state and has intro duced a bill to bring about a realiza tion of his Ideas. IT LOOKS LIKE KERN. Senatorial Caucus Expected to Pick Marion County Man Today. Indianapolis, Jan. 13. -Unless he is doable-crossed by some of his own fol lowers, John Worth Kern, late nom- Inee for vice-president, will become the choice of the democratic legisla tive caucus tonight for the United States senate. ; He has the pole In the ' intensely Interesting race now near ,1ns the last stretch, but it is suspect ed that some of the influential party leaders supposed to be for him are noil at heart, as enthusiastic as they appear. If they come through as his associates expect, then the chances will be at least three to one in his favor. ' At this hour the field consisting of lall the candidates . except John E. (Lamb, of Terr Haute is arranging to (Con tinned on Page Two.) V . JOHN W. f ZRN. , , CASES SET FOR TRIAL BY COURT Docket Not , Entirely Disposed Of But Enough Ready to Keep Court Busy. SATURDAY DIVORCE DAY ON THAT DATE FOUR MATRIMON IAL ENTANGLEMENTS WILL BE UNRAVELED SEVERAL INTER ESTING CASES. - ....... Judge Fox has assigned a number of cases, to his" trial docket. . The list that is ready has not been disposed of entirely, but , the number thatj is set will , be sufficient to keep the , court busy for some time. The dates se lected extend into next month. , The following is the docket: " Saturday, January .46 Wilcox vs. Wilcox, divorce; Stoffer vs. Stoffer, divorce; Thomas vs. Thomas, divorce; Hodson vs. Hbdson, ! divorce. Saturday, January 23 Campbell vs. Campbell, divorce; Foster vs. Foster, vorce. ' ," ::"r:: Monday, Jan. 25 Kempton vs. How ard, damages; State ex rel Scheidler vs. Sarber, bastardy. Tuesday, Jan. 20 Lyman vs, T. H. I. & E. railroad. Thursday, Jan. 28 George Doney vs. William Doney et al. Monday, Feb. 1. Fleming vs Dick inson Tust. - ' Tuesday, Feb. 2 Butler vs. Butler. Wednesday, Feb. 3. Lamb vs. Far low.; v -. Thusrday, Feb. 4. Baker vs. Baker. Saturday, Feb. 13. Null vs. Scott. Mishap In Schattel Family Father Falls Through Trap Cellar Door A lighting on the Countenance of His Son. That it is possible for a father to fall down a cellar way and alight on his son's head without injuring either himself or his son can be attested to by ' Peter Schattel and Fred Schattel, the former the father, the latter the son. Yesterday afternoon Fred Schattel, a clerk iu Englebert's cigar store. North Eighth street, went to the cel lar and left his father in the store to wait on trade, r The cellar door was left open. Trade was brisk and the father forgot all about the open door. He had started to pot away in the case a box of cigars and was walking along, a is his habit, with head high, when with much abruptness he disap peared as suddenly as did Messina ' j IIORTH ITALY SUFFERS DUAKES Wide Spread Seismic Disturb ances at an Early Hour This Morning. CENTRAL ITALY FEELS IT AT IMOLA THE CHURCH AND SEV ERAL BUILDINGS WERE SHAK EN DOWN FATALITIES RE PORTED AT BOLOGNA. Rome, Jan. 13. Wide spread seis mic disturbances' reported in many places of the , northern and central provinces at two o'clock this morning. Simultaneously shocks were felt in Tuscany, Lombardy, " Liguria, Pied mont and Venice. The town of Pied mont is reported badly damaged. So far only two fatalities have been re ported, but many of the inhabitants spent the remainder of the , night in the open air, fearing to re-enter their homes. Great apprehension is felt for the ' townB a s yet unheard from, including native town of Present Pope. Shocks of the most violent charac etr were reported from the Provinces of Venice, Padua. Verona and Albano. Two men are dead are Bologna. At Tmola the church and several houses were thrown down. . The disturbed district covers a large territory and the shocks have caused panic throughout Italy. and other Italian cities at the time of the recent earthquake An Instant after the vanishment of the ex-German soldier there Issued up from the black depths a noise which sounded like some man at the bottom of a cistern talking with his mouth full of. mush. It was Schattel Junior requesting Schattel Senior to remove his feet from the countenance of his beloved son, who in his entire life had never done anything, to warrant such treatment. When father and sou emerged from the basement the former presented a generally demoralized -. appearance. The letter's face plainly showed where Schattel senior's right foot had alight ed They, were greeted by alarmed cigar makers and prospective victims of Dr. Hurty" ' reported - anti-tobacco ehewimg law. The case of the Starr Piano com pany vs. Hoyle was argued in the Wayne circuit court this morning. The company has sued to replevin a piano said to be in the possession of Mary Strattan Hoyle. It is charged the de fendant refuses to surrender the prop erty and also has failed and refused to meet her obligations. EMILY RHOADES OIICE MORE GETS IIIMJMELIGHT Superintendent of Indiana Women's Prison Engages In Controversy With Indian apolis Police Judge. FORMERLY ENGAGED IN LOCAL CHARITY WORK Some Time Ago Miss Rhoades Was Charged With Treat ing Prisoners in Women's Prison in Cruel Manner. Miss Emily Rhoades, at one time connected with the organized charity work of this city, and later superin tendent of the same line of work at Anderson has ttered the public view again! ; Her last appearance was in connection with sensational , charges against he. treatment of . prisoner a 4t j the Indiana Woman's r Prison." Miss; Rhoades' latest Venture is in the di rection of Judge Whallon, of the po lice court of Indianapolis. The two are in a controversy and the attorney generalvhas been called into the affair. Miss Rhoades has written a letter to Judge Whallon telling him that hereaf ter his orders for the release of pris oners before their terms ; expire win not be honored at the prison. What Whallon Will Do. Judge Whallon said last night if Miss Rhoades and the state decided to take that stand he would send the prisoners to an institution where he may procure their release when he deems it advisable. Officers of the woman's prison say Judge Whallon has caused great con fusion there by committing prisoners and then asking their release in a short time. It is said some of the re leased women were not within the walls two hours before an order came from Whallon. This has caused com plications, it is said, and Miss Rhoades wrote to the attorney general to obtain his opinion. Mr. Bingham said in his reply that the judge had no right whatever to or der the release after final sentence was passed. The state constitution, he said, gave the entire power to the governor, and the police judge's Juris diction over the prisoners was finished when final sentence, was passed. - He said further the police judge had no right to remit fines. Miss Rhoades sent this opinion to Judge Whallon. It is now in the hands of Corporation Counsel Mat son who is preparing an opinion. Judge Whallon said last night if he wished to release a woman from the prison he would do it, and if the state laws prevented him from removing them from the prison he would send them to the jail. He said that cir cumstances arose some times which warranted the release of women, and that if he had to send them to jail at 40 cents a day he would do it rather than have his band-tied. Regarding the confusion alleged to have been caused by the release orders. Judge Whallon said since the opening of the institution he had released but three women. TAHGEMAH ill FORJRIAL SOOII Judge Fox Requests that Case Be Heard Promptly. Judge Fox has been requested by the counsel for the defense to set the C:f5 of the state vs. Tangeman-for trial as soon as possible. Frederick Tangeman is charged with wife . de sertion. He will contest the case, which is one that was continued from last term's docket. Former Prosecu tor Jessup will appear for the state. . THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Continued eod wtth.anow. Secretary Bonaparte Says South Carolina Statesman For Starting Litigation Against Railroad. PRESIDENT OUTFLANKS , HIS VITRIOLIC ENEMY War to the Death Between Roosevelt and Congress and Neither Expected to Give or Ask for Quarter. Washington, Jan. 13. Attorney General Bonaparte issued a statement last night in which he takes issue with Senator Tillman of South Carolina, as to what the senator told him when he called at the department of justice last February to consult him about the res olution to investigate the refusal of the Southern Pacific railroad company to dispose of certain lands in Oregon at the price prescribed by congress. He thus impugns the senator's veracity, inasmuch as Tillman, in the speech he delivered in the senate Monday assert ed, in mitigation of the offense with which the president had charged him, that he distinctly remembered telling the attorney general that his interest in the lands had been aroused by his desire to make an investment. This plea of the senator's was re garded as one of the strongest points in his defense, inasmuch as it indi cated that he was not seeking to con ceal the reasons why he Introduced the resolution calling upon the depart ment of justice to institute proceedings against the railroad company for vio lating the statute. By negativing the senator's state ment in this respect the attorney gen eral necessarily increases the South Carolinian's embarrassment; per con tra, had he- corroborated the senator he vk&peJly would have lifted him out or ms awKwara position. . Bonaparte was .called to the .White House today by the president, who realized the advantage that would ac crue to the senator if his plea was sus tained. Roosevelt Gives Orders. When the attorney general said he did not recall such a conversation the president, quick to seize an opportun ity to weaken or disarm an opponent, directed him to issue a statement to j the press. j Thus Bonaparte has gone to the aid ' of his chief just as Postmaster Gen eral Meyer Tuesday night, when he an- nounced in contradiction of a state ment made by the South Carolina sen ator, that the president knew nothing of the work of the postofBce inspectors in the case until a short time ago, in stead of last July. Tillman's demand for an investiga tion made on the floor of the senate Monday will be granted. Senator Hale of Maine, acting chairman of the com j mittee on appropriations, assured him i yesterday that the sub-committee that was named a few days ago to investi I gate the secret service and all other inspection services of the executive de partments , would make a careful in- ; quiry into his case. Tillman first wanted a resolution introduced pro viding for such an investigation, but Senator -Hale told him the same re sult would be achieved if the subcom mittee conducted the inquiry. , The subcommittee has not yet start ed on its task because Senator Gal linger of New Hampshire, its chair man, is still out of the city and is not expected to return until next week. The other membeV of the committee. Senators Hemenway of Indiana and Clay of Georgia have proposed that a trained lawyer be employed to assist them, and this suggestion meets with the approval of other senators. President's Blood Is Up. There is no diminution in the ten sion between congress and the presi dent: if anything, the relations are be coming more strained every day. The president has his fighting blood up and expects the controversy to last until the end of his term. Congress on the other hand is de termined to keep after, him .and will show no mercy.. As a matter of fact neither side expects to ask or give quarter. - , FARMERS! Avail, yourselves of the opportunity of obtaining free a $1.00 ticket to the Corn School by paying $2.00 for one year's subscription to the Palladium. The Corn School .will be held at CentervlllejFeb. 1 to 6. . . Don't fail , to attend ' the vanced methods of growing . Remember, you must call or send the money to the Pal ladium office. ,$2.00 pays for the paper forgone year and; we give you free a $1.00 ticket to the Core School. Only 100 tickets will be given away so come while they last. There has been shivering at the county Jail and sheriff's residence since the cold weather began and the sheriff was apprehensive this after noon for fear the test of the new plant might fail. A new boiler has been installed and the buildings are to bo heated direct instead of by moans of steam conveyed from the court house. LOCAL OFFICERS WILL HOT OPPOSE HEW TOWNS BILL State That Should Municipal Code Be Revised as Pro posed Would Not Affect Them in Slightest. FAVOR RETENTION OF CONTROLLER'S OFFICE Richmond Young Men's Busi ness Club Have Measure Which Provides for Govern ment by Commission. Local municipal office holders will not make any attempt to oppose the proposed revision of the municipal code, which will eliminate the board of public works and other, appointive offices.. All of the members . of the board in this city will be out of office January 1, of next year, and claim that in vleW of that lactT-here ls no reason -why they 'should lobby against the proposed revision. The city controller Is held to be one of the most Import ant offices in connection wlOi the city government, and local officials declare to abolish it will be a mistake. In the opinion of these officials the of fice of city treasurer is far less im portant. This is an elective office. however, and it is seldom that this class of office is done away with by the legislature. Not Effective Until 1910. It is not believed in local official circles that any measure that may be passed by the legislature will be come effective before next year. The office of city judge is slated to be abandoned and it is not believed the legislature would put into effect a law doing away with this office be fore the end of the term which the judges throughout the state now are serving. A reduction in the salaries of all city officials is expected to fol low. A committee of the Young Men's Business club will prepare a proposed revision of the municipal code, which will be presented to the legislature. This provides for the abolition of the city council, board of public works and city treasurer and makes all city government rest in the hands of a commission consisting of five mem bers. These have power to appoint their assistants. MEET AT KNIGHTSTOWN. The district convention of the Knights of Pythias will be held Wed nesday, January 17, at Knightstown. The local orders have received invi tations to attend and Coenr De Lion has accepted an invitation to send the drill team and give the third de gree. It Is believed that this city will send a delegation numbering several hundred members. DEMUR IS FILED. A demur to the complaint in the case of Frederick Ahaus has been filed in the Wayne circuit court. The demur declares the complaint does not cite sufficient facts. The suit was ! brought to obtain the- construction of 'a wllL The argument on the demur will be presented tomorrow. Com School and learn adr corn. It meana money in rout Demand for Reform So Gen eral Two Bills Have Been Introduced in Legislature Bland's Favored. HIGH LICENSE BILL HAS BEEN INTRODUCED Provides One Saloon in Incor porated Towns, to Every Thousand Population Pro visions of City Meature. Palladium Bureau, Indianapolis. Jan. IS. . Certainly the most Important bill introduced in the senate thus far is the one to establish a uniform system of bookkeeping in all of the public of fices of the state. Thia will apply to' state as well as county offices. Tha bill also provides for creation of a state inspector whose duty It shall be to visit and Inspect each public office at least twice a year without notice. In fact, two bills have been Intro duced having in view this same object,' one of them by Senator Bland of Lin ton, and the other by Senator Kilns of Peru. The Bland bill Is the one prepared by the merchants and com mercial bodies of the state at a gen eral meeting held in this city some weeks ago for that purpose, and repre sent? what those men believed to be the. proper methods to pursue fa the matter. This bill has had wide pub lication all over the state since that time and its provisions are well known. ; The Klin bill differs little from the Bland billin Jtsniaterlai jroTls1ons. except that Instead of creating a new inspector. KHng would have the audi-', tor of state the chief . inspector and place him in charge of the work. The merchants object to this provision be cause it would be the means of helping the state, auditor to build up a ma chine for himself that could punish or reward public officers as he might wish. It H believed that the Bland bill will be the one to receive most of the support. Both bills provide that there shall be a uniform system of keeping ac counts in the offices, so that the hooka will show all sums received and what for; when and for what all expendit ures were made and provide for keep ing the vouchers In such a way that it may be seen, whether the various sums have been paid out In a legal manner. The bills lay down the meth od of recovering money paid out Ille gally, and provide that when an offi cer shall refuse to comply with pro visions of the act he shall be removed from office. Officers would be re quired to deposit dally all public money that comes into their hands. Will Pan Kling Bill. The Kling bill provides that the aud itor of state shall appoint two depu ty inspectors at S2.000 a year each and one clerk at $1ViO, and that he may appoint a sufficient number of fl(-ld deputies at $5 a day for the time em ployed. On account of -the active campaign made for this bill by the commercial organizations and the labor organi sations as well it is believed that it will pass. Most of the members of the legislature are already committed to the establishment of a uniform system of bookkeeping and inspection. Another important bill that has been Introduced by Senator . McCarty of Frankfort, is one for the guarantee nt bank deposits. The McCarty bill Is patterned after the Oklahoma law. ft provides that the governor, secretary of state and treasurer of state shall constitute a banking board and that this board shall have charge of the bank depositors guarantee fund. , It. is provided that a guaranty fund shall be raised by levying an assessment of on per cent, of the daily deposits for the year preceding the time when the law goes into operation, less the deposits of state and United states funds. Each year the guaranty fund would be re-, vised and increased. This fund would be levied against the capital stock of all banks and trust companies except hat it would optional with national banks as to whether or not they should operate under the - provisions of the law. - ' " - - , An emergency Assessment. 'Whenever 'under the provisions at this Jaw the guaranty fund runs down to-a point where it Is not adequate, the state banking board will be em powered to levy a'specla 1 'assessment to ine-t ; the! emergency, i the afsews nient to be levied against the differ ent banks iii proportion to tb-ir capi tal sioc k. Whenever a new bank is organised after the' law goes into eOVrt it shall pay into the guaranty fund a sum equal to three per cent of its capi ta! stock. It to provided also that any hank which is operating . ndr this ' law shall b regarded as being l Continued on Page Fow: I?