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r i - i rv'S INVEST IN RICHMOND REAL ESTATE! BE THE PROUD OWNER OF YOUR HOME THE EIGHMOM) PA: ABIUM .A AND STJy-TETJEGRAM- t VOL. XXXIV. NO. 77. RICHMOND, INDM SUNDAY 3IORNIXG, JANUARY 24, 1909. SINGLE COPY, 3 CENTS. t CAMDEN SHOCKED BY DOUBLE CRIME Of JEALOUS MAN . Walter Hendrickson Shoots ' Down Town Marshal Weatherby, Then Sends Bullet Into His Brain. WIFE OF MURDERER WAS SAVED BY YOUNG SON .After the Marshall Had Been Laid Low Crazed Husband Turns Gun on Wife, But Is Foiled in Act. VICTIM HAD BEEN WARNED WHEN HE STOPPED TO TALK WITH MRS. HENDRICKSON HE KNEW . HE WAS RUNNING RISK OF BEING KILLED. ( Camden, O., Jan. 23. As W. C. "IWeatherby, town marshal, was on his jrounds lighting the street lamps this evening about 5 o'clock, he stopped to talk to Mrs. Walter Hendrickson. (While the conversation was In pro gress Hendrickson, who was concealed in the woodshed, shot Weatherby and killed him instantly. The gun was tfcfn leveled on Mrs. Hendrickson, but a ten-.vear-old son, who was an eye witness, leaped toward his father and struck the barrel of the gun so the shot went wild. Hendrickson then turned the gun upon himself and ended Ills own life. All the principals in the affair were well known and prominent. Jealously on account of the intimacy of Mrs. Hendrickson and Weatherby was the cause of the tragedyY" Each man is survived by a widow and three children. Had Been Intimate. Weatherby has been marshal for .come time and his intimacy with Mrs. Hendrickson had been a subject for town talk. The marshal had made no very great attempt to conceal his fondness for the woman. He ' and Hendrickson had had trouble previous 1 nd it is said here tonight Weather 1 :: 1 been warned to stay away from . . jxan and not let her husband see 1 with her. It Is claimed Hendrick fco i had threatened Weatherby's life, if the violated the warning, 'i The town is stirred tonight as it has not been for many years. The murder is the sole subject for conversation and various wild tales are being told. (Not the least of these is to the effect that the relations between Mrs. Hend 'rlckson and Weatherby had been far jaaore Intimate than the husband ver bad known. Friends of the woman, however, brand these stories as ma licious and declare them without the least semblance of truth. The most persistent story is to the effect that Weatherby had been warned long in advance by Hendrickson and that he knew when he stopped to talk to the 'woman bis life rested in the hands of another man. Friends Are Shocked. Hendrickson was about forty-five years old. He had been engaged in the carpenter trade and always had borne good reputation in tfie community. He was known as a respectable citi zen and was regarded as of a quiet demeanor. His friends were number ed by the scores and all were greatly jehocked at the desperation of his deed -and his own end. Weatherby is said to have been somewhat of a Lothario. He was about forty years old and known by jnany as a "liberal citizen." He was regarded as a "good fellow" and was lenown to intimate acquaintances as "Jack. He is said to have been a good provider for his family but not overly 'devout in his moral proclivities. Many Stories Are Told. Many stories have been told about Mrs. Hendrickson. She has some faithful friends, who declare she has not violated the sanctity of her mar- 'riage vows, but there are others just as Onn in their declarations that she was the real cause of the murder and suicide. She and Weatherby are spok en of tonight as "two of a kind." It is claimed that she has not been as obedient In her duties as a wife as Is the custom In well governed house- i holds. It is said her husband had ! reprimanded her not infrequently in regard to ber relations with the mar shal and even bad gone so far as to tell her never to let him catch her ;wita Weatherby or talking to him. Weatherby Distracted. l' Jealous pangs had been created within the heart of the carpenter by the inconstancy of his wife and he "had worried and brooded about it for several ; weeks. Friends sey he was half distracted at times and would not permit any tales about his wife to be toll him. He is said to have tried to tring about a change. He bad con sidered leaving Camden,, but his flnan- BENJAMIN F. SHIVELY, NEW "GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA ; . ,,f . . ,'vrijrvri 'VV ji ',n ' I - s .r I ' ' ' -I i 4 sc4W jSrZA f''1" itf fH & a- 'i K -At : 'i ' : ) r:-" I i i I ! HON. BENJAMIN fy his removal. He was held to be a careful and reliable workman. The climax of his latent hatred for Weath erby appeared as in an explosion and he opened fire upon the marshal with out so much as a warning word. Ambushed His Enemy. Neighbors say it had been the cus tom of Weatherby to stop for a friend ly "chat" with Mrs. Hendrickson when on his rounds lighting lamps. It is supposed Hendrickson was aware of this circumstance. At any rate he hurried home from work Saturday af ternoon and did not let his wife know of his presence. It has not been learn ed definitely whether the man had his shotgun in the woodshed or whetn er he was in the house, when Weather by arrived and hurried from there to the woodshed to secure the pun. It is believed more probable that he had been in hiding to await his chance at his enemy's life. Bravery of the Son. That there was not a double murder was due only to the presence of mind and remarkable bravery of the ten-year-old son. The youth saw his fath er enter the shed and had followed him. He was standing near when the shot was fired that made Weatherby a corpse. The lad saw his father take aim again but by this time had reach ed the side of his father and with a lunge knocked the gun aside, so that the shot went wide of the mark. Mrs. Hendrickson turned toward the house when she saw , Wheatherby shot, but had taken only a few steps when she heard the shot that brought death to her husband. Tonight she is prostrated with grief. When told of the death of her hus band, and the tragic manner in which it occured, Mrs. Weatherby was made almost unconscious by the shock. Great sympathy is expressed for her and the three small children. The woman is held altogther free from any responsibility and the sympathy of friends was extended, as they realized how great must be her suffering and remorse. THOUSANDS WATCH FUNERAL CORTEGE Forty-seven Victims of the Terrible Chicago Crib Fire Buried Yesterday. HAVE BATTLE WITH CROWD SIGHT-SEERS OBSTRUCT PASS AGE OF HEARSES AND PASS AGE WAY HAD TO BE REPEAT EDLY CLEARED BY OFFICERS Chicago, Jan. 23. One of the most spectacular funerals ever held in Chi cago, took place today over the forty seven workmen's bodies, whose charred and dismembered remains are all that have been recovered of sev enty men who lost their lives in the deadly fire at the 71st street tempor ary crib Wednesday morning. Hundreds of weeping relatives and friends thronged the two churches in which services were held. The po lice with difficulty restrained the crowds that gathered to watch the strange cortege of forty-seven hears es. More than 10,000 persons from all parts of the city lined the streets to witness, the funeraljjrocession. 19 F. SHIVELY. ROOSEVELT WILL NOT TESTIFY II THE PANAMA CASE President Said to Be of Opin ion That It Would Be Un dignified Action for Chief Executive. WILLIAM N. CROMWELL BEFORE GRAND JURY He Repeats His Testimony in Denial That Any of $40, 000,000 for Canal Came Back to America. Washington, Jan. 23. Roosevelt will not go before the district grand jury in the newspaper libel suits, as has been stated. Were he a private citizen nothing would please him more, but as the chief executive he considers it undignified to be ques tioned by the inquisitorial body. It can be set down as a positive fact that the president will not rest until the editors whom he claims have de famed Charles P. Taft and Douglas Robinson, have been brought before some tribunal for trial. William Nelscm Cromwell was be fore the grand jury today and is un derstood to have repeated to the grand jurors the statements made by him last fall in his denial that any part of $40,000,000 paid by the government for the Panama canal came back to the United States and that therefore neither Charles P. Taft nor Douglas Robinson could be guilty l the charg es that they profited financially in the transaction. Over two hours were consumed in Cromwell's examination The grand jury adjourned until Mon day. along the line of march, had great difficulty in keeping the throngs back far enough to allow the procession to pass. While the services were being held for the catholic victims of the holo caust, at the church of the Immacu late Conception, protestant services were being conducted in the First Presbyterian church. HOLD A CONFERENCE Rev. Barney of State Organi zation Meets Wayne Coun ty Option Committee. CONFIDENCE IS EXPRESSED Members of the executive committee of the Wayne County Local Option or ganization met yesterday at head quarters with Rev. Barney, state of ficer, and talked over the outlook Everything was reported to be encour- asine to the "drvs Mr. RanifT him self had little to say in rVgard to the 0. SMITH IS RAKED III All INTERVIEW GIVEN BY FOULKE Compares Editor of Indianap olis News to Editor of Old Sentinel Who Turned the State's Evidence. SCOFFS AT THE BLAME PLACED ON PULITZER Former Civil Service Chief States Smith Actually Tried To Place Panama Blunder On Subordinates. PUTS DELAVAN ON GRIDDLE NEWS PROPRIETOR SCORED FOR HIS COURSE OF ACTION PRIOR AND SUBSEQUENT TO PRESI DENT'S LETTER. "History repeats itself," said Wil liam Dudley Foulke to a Palladium representative yesterday afternoon in regard to Delavan Smith of the Indian apolis News and Mr. Pulitzer of the New York World, proprietors of the papers which are undergoing grand jury investigations on account of the "Panama Scandal." "The News is denouncing the attack on the liberty of the press because it is in danger of being prosecuted for libel for false statements appearing in its columns," said Mr. Foulke. "It quotes the Louisville Times in 'Pre vailing Prussian Methods,' on 'Majesty Enthroned', and, the like.. . This recalls the Indianapolis Sentinel, which was the Sopperhead representative of the 'Peace and Pistol Democracy during the civil war and which after the bat tie of Pogue's Run, declared: 'Indiana is as completely under military rule as France, Austria and Russia.' It then proceeded to denounce the gov ernment in unmeasured terms. Foulke Cites Morton. "Whereupon the Journal, which rep resented the views of Oliver P. Morton, our War Governor at this period, re torted (and I commend its observations to the News): " 'We implore you not to sit down in despair and mourn as one upon whose cervical vertebrae the ferrin guous heel of oppression has ruthless ly been deposited there is hope, a glimmer, a ray, a beam, a whole dawn of hope if you would only open your eyes and see. " 'Unassailable bulwark of the free dom of disloyal speech, despairing ad vocate of the liberty to assist rebel lion, did it occur to you when writ ing your denunciation of the govern ment that if you could publish it you were lying? Do you want more lib erty of abuse than you exercised on yesterday morning?' " Rakes News and World. After chuckling over the way the files of the Indiana papers of several decades ago scjyed his purpose in re gard to the News, Mr. Foulke went on to tell in Tii3 own words the application of past history. He scored Delavan Smith, the owner of the News, for his course of action previous and subse quent to the President's letter, by pointing out the coincidence between the course of action taken by the Sentinel during the war. "It was not long after this,' said Mr. Foulke, recalling some of the in formation on the later war period, on which he is an authority, "that Mr. Bingham, the editor of the Sentinel, under Lincoln's administration, was placed behind the bars from which unfortunate position he relieved him self by turning state's evidence and implicating his associates. Says D. Smith Crawled. Mr. Foulke then said: "Such a course seems to be already fore shadowed when Mr. Delavan Smith said that all he had published about the 'Panama Scandal had been taken from the New York World, whose statements he implicitly believed. . "Why should he not complete the analogy by testifying against Mr. Pul itzer? "Such a course might promise con siderable advantage, though little hon or, to him who should undertake it almost as little honor, indeed, as .the course which Mr. Smith actually pur sued in trying to throw the responsi bility on his own subordinates." THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA AND OHIO Probable showers and , somewhat lowpr UNWARRANTED WAS THE CHARGE MADE Tate Was Not Proven Guilty I Seniors Have Now Fully Or In the Case. ganized. The Palladium in its issue of Fri day stated that Clarence Tate had been associated with Fred Ellis in a burglary case, tried some years ago. Inasmuch as Tate was not proven guilty of the charge placed against him, the statement made in this per was unwarranted. HARRIS SECURES 500 PICTURES OF THE EMANCIPATOR Will Sell These Lithographs of Lincoln to Local Public to Defray Expense of the Cele bration. TABLET WITH FAMOUS GETTYSBURG ADDRESS This Will Probably Be Secured From New York Firm and Will Be Placed on Bowlder At Glen Miller. Arrangements for the celebration of the Lincoln centenary are progress ing rapidly. A meeting of a commit tee of the Young Men's Business club was held yesterday afternoon and plans .were outlined. It is a safe as sertion that the local celebration will be second to none in the state. Noth ing will be left undone that might in any way add to the success of the af fair. The announcement that William Dudley Foulke will deliver the ad dress, the evening of February 11 has been met with general favor. Mr. Foulke's ability as a speaker is known to every local citizen and it is be lieved that in the limited time allow ed none better could have been ob tained. Mr. Foulke is preparing his address and there is no doubt that it will be the most powerful he ever has presented. Mr. Foulke made a study of the Civil war period, when prepar ing his manuscript for the life of Oli ver P. Morton, which he wrote and at that time became familiar with many of the achievements of Lincoln. Rev. Lyons to Preside. The Rev. Dr. S. R. Lyons, pastor of the Reid Memorial church will pre side at the meeting. Dr. Lyons is a veteran of the Civil war. He is one of the best known members of Sol Meredith post and the announcement of his selection will meet with the ap proval of the veterans. Other features of the program have not been provided for. There will be appropriate music. It has not been determined whether the music will be furnished by an orchestra or not. Communication has been opened with a New York firm of art designers in regard to the bronze tablet, which will be placed on the bowlder in Glen Miller park. A local firm has made known the fact it probably could do the work and the job will be placed wherever it can be attended to the most advantageously. The tablet will contain the text of the celebrated Gettysburg address of Lincoln. The exact style has not been determined upon. It will be necessary df4' down one side of the bowlder before the tablet is attached. ' It has been suggested that beneath the tablet the figures "1809-1865-1909" be cut In the granite. These would be indicative of (Continued on Page Two.) Be Independent. Own a home of your own. Invest In Wayne county Real Estate. There is no better paying investment. You need not fear an earthquake in this county, and as that is the only thing which can destroy "Mother Earth." your money will be absolutely safe. Every other kind of in vestment is a gamble or near gamble. Any business may fail in the course of time, but if you bave your own little plot of earth, yoo are the master of your fate. "There is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood, leads" on to fortune." ' Start today, start right, save your money and boy a home. Old age holds no terrors for the man who in bis most active years cares for the future. Today's classified ads (page 11) contain numerous opportunities for innvestmeot in Wayne County Real Es tate. All the leading Real Estate men present their bar gains. It would be well for every one to read this issue carefully; it may contain just the property you want. if V.,--;:: 1 . OFFICERS ELECTED BY I M. C. A. CLASS At the class meeting of the seniors of the Y. M. C. A. officers were select ed. This is the only gymnastic class of the association which has organiz ed. Officers elected for t'.ie ensuing year are Robert Weichman. presi dent; Huston Marlatt. vice president and Ralph Cain, secretary and treas urer. The clas3 will hold a meeting next week to outline work. WAS 110 SURPRISE OVER STATEMENT MADE BY JACKSON Generally Understood Demo cratic State Committee Would Abandon State Of fice to Contest Fight. NO CHARGES OF FRAUD MADE AGAINST ANYONE States That Election Laws Are Probably Lax and Cor ruption Existed in Lake County Elections. Indianapolis, Jan. 23. There was no surprise today when Chairman Jackson of the democratic state com mittee Issued an "official" statement setting forth that his party would abandon - the " proposed contest" for state officers which were won In the recent election by the republicans. Mx. Jackson's declaration is volum inous, but in part, follows: "To the voters of the state of Indiana: "On behalf of the members of the democratic state ticket, who, upon the face of the return s, are shown not to have been elected at the recent elec tion, I am authorized to make a public statement to you. They desire to say that above all other considerations and beyond any mere question of the holding of office, they are extremely desirous of being considered patriotic enough to lay aside any of their per sonal rights and privileges, when, by bo doing, they can serve the best In terests of the people of 'the state of Indiana. They naturally feel, and It is the Judgment of many good men. that they were elected to the several offices for which they were candi dates." Lake County Base. "They make no charges of fraud or dishonesty against any person in the State of Indiana, but they do call at tention to the fact that, either through the laxity of the election laws, or In some other way, which Is well calcu lated to raise a suspicion In the minds of honest men, the returns were delay ed from day to day until finally it was ascertained that, on the face of the re turns, they were defeated men. They feel that, from a moral standpoint. the elective franchise was debauched in the county of Lake, and that per sons voted therein who had not the slightest conception of the duties of citizenship and who had not been even in the United States of America for the full period of one year. Sacrifice to People's Interest. "While they think, as all right minded men think, that the safety of our institutions must permanently rest upon the purity of the American bal lot. still they do not think that the perpetuity of those institutions de pends exclusively upon their holding office in Indiana. They have there fore concluded. . in what they belivoJ to be a spirit of self-sacrifice to the (Continued on Paso Two.) LINCOLN WAS TOO I UGLY FOR COUSIN ASSOCIATE WITH Pearle Napier, Head of County Infirmary, Relative of Marl tyred President, Gives His Recollections. 7 HIS MOTHER A SISTER OF LINCOLN'S MOTHER "Rail Splitter" Was Poot White Trash While Napier "Folks" Were Slave anO Property Owners. ssaveMBiMSMS REFUSED TO VOTE FOR H1IX DIDNT APPROVE OF LINCOLN'S PRINCIPLES AND DIDN'T HAVE; MUCH OF OPINION OF HIM TELLS OF "KAINTUCK." A cousin of Lincoln! j Such is the claim of Pearle Xaptet superintendent of the Wayne County Poor Farm. Just west of Centervllle.T Mr. Napier Is a tall, well built man. . of slightly more than middle age. He is gaunt and thin with some of the characteristics of the Idea called up ' when one mentions the "Rail Split ter." In short he is a typical back woodsman of the Kentucky hills wit many of the quaint phrases and eip dearing qualities which are typical of tiat life. Mr. Napier, when asked of bis re lationship drawled out in true Ken tucky fashion: - , , ...... V "Well. I reckon I am. my folks cam from Hardin county in Kalntucky, My father's mother war the sister of Abe's mammy." "That is she was a sister of Nancy Hanks?" X " "That's the way of It. I reckon; her name was Hanks. . To tell the truth of it we-all never had much to do with Lincoln's folks. They all were no count people poor as dirt. Our peo ple had propt'y." Throws Flood Life. The story of Mr. Napier throws s flood of light on the early life and training of Abraham Lincoln. It shows what has been somewhat passed ov&f. the hardships and the privations of the frontier life and corroborates the statements which have been criticised, in his biographies about the character of Lincoln's father. It bears out the statement . recently Issued by Robert T. Lincoln, the surviving son of tin martyred president that There is nothing to the early .life of Lincoln, save the sad and simple story of ths) poor. It has been said of Abraham Lin coln that be was "a man without 'a friend" during bis entire life. This story, coming as It does from the im mediate family of Lincoln bears oat the statement. It is a tale which dlsi closes the loneliness of the man whets be spoke from the heart those words of the second Inaugural address brim ful of sadness, "With malice towartf none with charity for all.' Can Read Between Lines. Any one who reads the unconscious testimony of Mr. Napier will also read between the lines of many of the air terances of Lincoln throughout ble life. . In speaking of his family having property and his relatives, the Line coins, having none, Mr. Napier cos? tlnued: "When I say our people. I mean the Curts boys and my father's brothet and my fatter." , "Down In Hardin county in those days there was Cyrus Curts and his -two brothers Matt and BtlL" 7 "And your father's family? askett the reporter. "There was three of them, HenrC William anif TMrlr Von Mn nnt M name down, Richard, for I reckon thIULk is what tt Is. though nobody ever call ed him thaL- "All of them were young fellows the same age as Abe Lincoln. But none of 'em ever bad much to do witB hlnv He was too ugly be was an aw ful homely boy and man." Were No Schools Then. r "Did they go to school together?" "X indeed, there weren't any schools In Kalntucky. Least there wasn't when I left and there was nil any before. 'Deed I kalnt tell yon nothing about Lincoln. I never sar him la my life an I was most too small when my father died to hear tell of what went on before Abe moved away; I was the younsest of fourteen chfJtS dren and most of them are dead." Mr. Napier was tben asked If Lin coln ever afterward had any commun 1 cation or made any visits to hi home In Kentucky. "No." said Mr. Napier." he never came back and he never sent anz. letters. Ton see my folks didn't nara jtccTMatlM.wasjoochjuU -du&Xja&a-ttolii .ce,Lhoorm(Jhe- coi TdflpsitBaUoB. .