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AND STTy-TKTiEGTlAM. RICHMOND, IND., MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 15, 1909. VOL. XXXIV. XO.127. SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. ENCAMPMENT OF UNIFORM RANK. IS A PROBABILITY STATEMENTS OF VENERABLE MEMBER REFUSE RATLIFF Great New York Financier Stricken on Subway Train OF SUPREME COURT HEALTH OFFICER GIVEN A DENIAL MASTER'S DEGREE AT THE COLLEGE t: TEJM CAIIIIOII WIIIIIEB - ir a i III SPEAKERSHIP; LOSER 0(1 ROLES End of the Great Battle aver The House Rules Ended This Morning After a Bit ter Campaign. CHAMP CLARK LEADER OF INSURGENT ALLIES When the Iron Duke Made His Appearance on Floor of House, Members and Gal lery Give Him Ovation. BULLETIN. Washington, March 13. On the mo tion to adopt the rules which prevail ed during the last session, enough 'votes were changed to defeat the mo tion, with a vote of 189 ayes to 193. This means that the Cannon forces have been routed at least for the pres ent. ''Champ Clark offered a resolu tion to appo.'nt a committee of fifteen to revise the rules and report next De- comber. S On this motion the ayes and nays were called on the previous question. Just as the-clerk began to call the roll Dalzell of Pennsylvania, rushed down the aisle and took a seat beside the tally clerl This action on his part caused pandemonium to break loose. Cries of "throw hin out," "bring him away." "pull him . down," and other etich expressions, were hurled at him, but he kept his seat. It was almost im pots! tie to preserve order. Finally tcme t-emblance of order was obtained and the calling began. . Washington, March 13. Speaker Cannon, the "Iron Duke," was this "-morning re-elected speaker of thenat ional house of representatives. Hl3 victory" was a meet dacisive one, com pletely routing the democrats and the Insurgent republicans, led Jy Champ Clark, who has waged the bitterest kind of a campaign against Cannon. The house assembled r.t noon and the message mt President Taft. con vening the special session was read and then followed the call of states to determine what members were pres ent. "Whips" from both regulars, and the combined insurgent republicans and the democrats organization, made careful notes of the responses and searchers were immediately sent out for those who failed to respond to their names. Representative Currier nominated Cannon for speaker and Representative ' Clayton nominated. Champ Clark (Dem.), who had been decided on for speaker by the demo cratic caucus this morning. Vreeland and Bennet were appointed tellers and the voting commenced. When Barry's name was reached he voted for Coop er of Wisconsin and was applauded on the democratic side. The final result showed: Cannon 204; Clark 166; Cooper 8; Norrls 2; Esch l. . Given a Reception. In the house the announcement of Cannon's re-election was greeted with much applause. The clerk appointed Campbell, Clark and Carlett to notify the speaker of his election. When the speaker appeared on the floor he was greeted with applause from the mem bers and the gallery visitors. . Senate Begins Work. fhe senate convened at noon and" the president's proclamation and roll call proceeded without delay. Sena tors McLaurin, Bason. Daniels, Clay, Culverson and Tillman did not 're spond, being detained at home by ill ness. LaFollette presented the cre- dentlals of Isaac Stephenson, re-elected from Wisconsin, and escorted him to the vice president's desk, which was a surprise to the other . senators. Aldrich and Cullom were appointed to notify the , president that the senate yrM ready for business. Cullom 's res olution, directing the senate to meet at noon each day was adopted and a recess was taken until two o'clock. The democrats In caucus this morn ing decided on the '! officers hey would nominate for the bouse of .rep resentatives. Among them was Wil- ; liam Adams of Indiana, for doorkeep er. Senate Organization. , l The senate committee on committees Got to work, as soon as possible.- It !s said that Senators Lodge. Cullom and Daniel will be appointed on the finance committee. Senator DoHtver may be chairman of the committee on agriculture and Senator Crane, chair man of the committee on rules. It Is believed the insurgents will be well represented on the various committees as there are two Insurgents, Senator Borah and Dixon, on the committee which has the reorganisation . in charge. ... COMPLETE VICTORY. Washington, March 15. The Speaker Representatives Oimstead, appointed . tigs I? J. E. SIMMONS, PRES. C TO PROTECT THE LIFE ROOSEVELT PETR0SII10 DIED Italian Companion of the Dead New York Detective States That That Was His Only Mission. - , t f. Kir W : CARRIED PHOTOGRAPH OF THE EX-PRESIDENT It Is Generally Reported That The Terror to the Black Hand Met Death at Hands Of His Own Spies. Rome, March 15. According to a statement telegraphed from Naples the mission of Joseph Petrosino, the New York detective killed Friday night at Palermo, was to protect ex President Roosevelt from an intended attempt on his life during his forth coming visit to Italy. t The authority, for this story is Fer dinando de Robertis, an ex-custom house guard of Salerno, and an inti mate friend of Petrosino, who, he says traveled In his company from Rome to Naples, when they had a confidential conversation.'" ' ;;.":'i;" '--; -De Robertis says that Petrosino did not go' to Sicily in connection with criminal emigration, but for the pur pose of watching a batch of emigrants who recently J retursed, from New York, , some of ; them being escaped convicts, who it wis suspected were aiming at Roosevelt's life either. when he was in Naplesor during his pro posed short stay at Taormina. De Robertis declares that Petrosino showed him Roosevelt's photograph bearing an affectionate dedication and that, this surely, will be found among his belongings. Petrosino, De Rober tis says, was convinced Roosevelt's life was in danger and was determin ed to strive to protect him at the risk of his own life.. lie told De Robertis he intended to wear the cross of a. Capuchin, friar in Sicily, as be was suspected and otherwise would be eas ily recognized. Own Spies' Victim One Theory. Among the many speculations there is one which meets with a great deal of acceptance the theory that, Petros ino was killed by his own spies. There is reason to .believe that his presence in Palermo was discovered by return ed emigrants some time prior to the murder. It is stated that he was rec ognized, in a restaurant which hearer quented for his meals and that' there he received v on Friday a pretended confidential communication which re sulted In his fixing a meeting with the communicators ' for Friday evening near the scene of the murder. : It is Impossible to say - whether there is any .basis ; for the. atory or ft H r&.& I whether Petrosino actually had any , A discouraging feature, of the con spies in his employ. The police have '' gressional session has been the multi arrested a number of suspects in Pal- I piicity of trivial measures introduced, ermo, including several returned emi-j Among these were bills- to rescind grants. Many of such emigrants con sequently are leaving Palermo hur riedly. Two of the men arrested are supposed .to nave returned from New York. They are suspected of having committed a murder or having been directly implicated in it The police H fit " W r' t 4 HAMBER COMMERCE. COBA IS UNITED PARTIES FORGET ALL THEIR FEUDS Everyone on the Sun-kissed Island Appears to Be Per fectly Contented and No Trouble Probable.. FUTURE NOW SEEMS TO BE RAINBOW COLORED Predictions of Revolution Have Failed and the Lack of Progress by Congress the Only Bad Sign. Havana, March 15. While the first month in the life of the restored Cu ban republic, has not been one of achievement, it has at least not been marked by any untoward incident cal culated to confirm the. oft. repeated prediction that the experiment of Cu ban self-government was destined to speedy failure. On the other hand, the government of General Gomez has still to present assurances of its stabil ity . to direct wisely and firmly the destinies of the island. ' The one fact which seems to be es tablished is that Cubans of all parties are for the, time being determined to forget their political differences and pull together so as tor avoid as long as possible what all dread another Amer ican intervention. . J t . At the close of the provisional gov ernment one of the most prominent American officials expressed! the fear that the Gomez administration would collapse within three months, but he added that if it survived that time it would probably endure indefinitely. For -this fear there - now . appears no warrant, as, apart from the mutterings of displaced office-holders, there is not the slightest evidence of dissatisfac tion with the new government. ". Congress Doing Little. Thus far the new congress has done little, 'and. this is one of. the-most dis couraging features of the .situation'. suggesting as it does a repetition of that inability "to agree in legislative matters which "produced the deadlock in-the last Cuban congress, compelled President Palma to legislate by decree in ' violation' of the constitution and finally precipitated the uprisings in August, 190U. which, were followed by the intervention of. the LTnited States and the appointment' ofvMr. Taft as provisional governor. Should General . Gomez find himself forced into the unhappy position of his predecessor, it is most probable that bewill not shrink from dealing with the malcontents with all the severity that the occasion demands and nip any insurrectionary movement in the j bud. the military orders of the first inter vention against cockfights and bull fights, to establish a national lottery, to found orders of military merit, the. members of which may wear a decora tion in recognition of "eminent servic es tat war, and to change the name of Knignts of Pythias Favor Gien . Miller as Site for Annual Camp and the Y. M. B. C. Will Take Action. MUST RAISE $2,500 TO SECURE BIG EVENT Believed That Business Men Will Respond to Call for Contributions Club Mem bers Meet Tuesday. The .1909 Indiana encampment of the Uniformed Rank. Knights of Pythias, in all probability, will be held at Glen Miller park, this city, and the Young Men's Business club will cut another notch in Its "big stick" of no table achievements. The matter will be definitely settled at a meeting of the club members at the city building. Tuesday night Negotiations looking toward the coming to Richmond of the immense - Indiana aggregation of Uniform Rank members of the Knights of Pythias have been under way for some time, but it was not until today that matters had reached the state that it could be announced with considerable degree of certainty that the encampment will be brought here. The dates are not yet fixed, though it is considered likely that Glen Miller will be converted into. a city of tents about the middle of Aug ust, and for ten days the most beauti ful municipal park in Indiana will be the rendezvous of thousands of thousands of Knights and visitors from every nook and corner of Hoos- ierdom. Started Last August. Last August, at the ' conclusion of the 1908 encampment, overtures were made to Richmond to entertain the 1909 encampment and the Young Man's - Business ! Cluo was -naturally picked on to "feel the way" and Meter- mine whether the big event could be handled. ; Edward Harris, secretary of the or ganization, at once became active in the matter and got into communica tion with officers of the Uniform Rank as well as with leading citizens of Richmond. Because of the fact that it was estimated that the cost of caring for the encampment would he beyond Richmond's resources, which could be used for such purposes, the project was not closed up at the time. Between $6,000 and $7,000 was the es timate last fall of the money that would necessarily have to be raised for the adequate entertainment of the visiting Knights. Directors Take Action.. "Recently, however, Secretary Harris has again been in communication with the officers of the Uniform - Rank among Them being Merrill E. Wilson, Brigadier General of the Indiana de partment Last Saturday night the whole plan was placed before and was discussed by the bnard of direct ors of the Young Men's Business Club and a revised schedule of necessary expenses was presented. .It was deemed possible to entertain the big encampment at an outlay of $2,500 and the directors believe that this sum can be raised without difficulty and without in any'way interfering with the success of the 1909 Fall Festival which will follow the encampment month or so. General Wilson is ex tremely-anxious that Richmond shall get the encampment, not only because the great hospitality of the city is so well known but also because of the fact that Glen Miller park is undoubt edly the most desirable spot for en campment purposes in Indiana. On April" 5 the officers of the Uniform Rank will meet at Indianapolis for the purpose of determining the place and date of the next encampment and In the meantime, the Young Men's Busi ness Club proposes to have the matter cinched. A -delegation will go to In dianapolis on April 5 and unless' all signs fail will formally Invite the or ganization to come to Richmond and will also be in readiness to lay "before the organization details of Its guaran tee of entertainment MILK OBOIimilCE UP For the First Time Measure Will Be Read to Coun cil Tonight. The milk ordinance will be read for the first tme this evening at the coun cil meeting. The franchise committee will meet a half hour early and go over it for the last time. ' Not final action will be taken at this time the measure simply being read and tabled for two weeks. The provisions- of the ordi nance are the same as axooanced two weeks ago. Council men who have talked with the dairymen state that these men are pleased with the Mrs. William Shinn, Custodian Of Pest House, States the Building Is in First Class Condition. SHE STATES OR. BOND HAS MADE ONE VISIT s Charges Given Publication Substantiated by Compe tent Witnesses Bond Makes Statement. The pest house is in bad shape. The, walls are iamp and 1 would not take anyone there." Dr. Charles Bond, city healtli officer. "Dr. Bond has been at the pest house but once in two years. He don't know anything about it The walls are not damp and the building is In condition to receive patients." Mrs. William Shinn, custodian of pest house and detention hospital. We have three men as special po licemen guarding quarantined houses. Oscar Paddock, George Young and Daniel McManus" Dr. Charles Bond. "I am not guarding any quarantined houses nor having anything to do with them. I have advised with Dr. Bond about three places.- I couldn't do guard work, if he wanted me to." Daniel McManus, first sergeant of po lice and one of the men named by Dr. Bond as a guard. .Duties of Young. George Young is sanitary inspec tor. His duties require him to go to all parts of the city. . He could not serve as a guard at any one place of quarantine and ' attend to the other duties of his office. He cards the quarantined houses and disinfects them after the release of the patients, Dr. Bond is quoted in another local newspaper, as declaring the' statement hi The Palladium that the-disease- is not being guarded carefully is - "all bosh." The assertions in this paper as "to the reckless manner of protect ing the public against the disease are borne out by competent witnesses. Dr. Bond says there is no need to, be alarmed about conditions. He stated that if persons in one side of a house are afflicted, there is no need to quar antine the other side of the house. Mr. and Mrs. William ' Shinn, who reside in the city's property and are caretakers of the detention hospital and pest house declare Dr. Bond knows nothing about conditions at the establishment, when he makes such statements as he did to The Palla dium Saturday night The city owns three houses. One Is used as the resi dence for the caretaker and his fam ily, another Berves as a detention bos- j pital, where persons in quarantine are placed and the third is used for smallpox alone. Few Cases at Pest House. Under a former administration, the care taker was allowed, rent, fuel, lights and paid $12 per month to take care of all patients at the place. In addition 25 cents per meal was allow ed for every patient At the present time, the caretaker receives only his rent and telephone service free. Dur ing the last two years there have been but three persons placed at the hospi tal. One was afflicted with disease and the other two were. suspects. In speaking of conditions at the hos pital, Mrs. William Shinn said this morning: Dr. Bond has never been at the place since we have lived there but bnce. At that time he stayed about five minutes. The walls are not damp and are in good condition. This applies both to the detention hospital and smallpox house. The detention hospital has six rooms and always is ready for patients. The cots are kept madeup at all times. The building used . to confine smallpox patients is in much better condition than many of the homes of the city. There is no trouble from damp walls. There are several little repairs needed." : . The public has been aroused by the smallpox scare and the inattention on the part of the health authorities. Children have been transferred from the Warner school building to other buildings, their parents refusing: to permit them to attend Warner. Snpt Mott has done this only in cases where the children did not attend Warner last week. ' y Dr. Bond's Statement . - ' . - - - Dr. Bond gave out the following statement this afternoon in explana tion: "When the people are in quar antine, we entitle them to the use of the yard. These patients east of the river are children. It would be too hard on them to make them star In the house all of the time. I do not know how the disease got started at the school. The health authorities had no control of that matter. For guards we have to use policemen. The policemen are a part of the business I have called on ' McManoa " aad ha has helped. In the North Sixth street case he put a special man there. think it was the policeman on that beat. He spent ' most of his ; time 'm x ' 0 1 1 n JUSTICE MOODY. PROMINENT MAI1 MET HIS DEATH AT COMITY FARM . . . . - Meagre Advices Show That A. S. Wilson Was Connect ed With a Boston, Mass Family of Standing. DOMESTIC TROUBLES MADE HIM WANDERER Wife of Unfortunate Man Be heves That He Tried to Keep Knowledge of Where abouts From Her. Boston, Mass., March IS. Not satis- fled with what he considers meagre in telligence - convey ed to him, concern ing the death of his father. A. S. son, a traveling salesman, in Cebter- vtlle, Ind., on March 9th, Dean T. Wil son, of Everett. Masa, is planning to go to Indiana for further information. In any event, young Mr. JVIleon de Clares he will likely ask tlfe authorities or Centerville to investigate the cir cumstances surrounding his father' death. Mrs. A. S. Wilson, who bad been separated from her husband for fourteen years, lives in Everett with her other son Rafph, and daughter Eva. Mrs. Wilson believes it possible that her husband has requested that in case of his death she should not be in formed. She is also dissatisfied with the brief information she has receiv ed. Dean T. Wilson, the eldest-son. who is a song writer of wide reputa tion is particularly interested . and seeking an investigation and declares he proposes to sift the circumstances of his father's death. ,'. . .. . MUCH MYSTERY. Surrounds Identity of Dead Beaton 5 Man. A. S. Wilson, who is to in the above dispatch, died a county poor farm Saturday. M; 6 from a stroke of apoplexy after illness. Considerable mystery ed; to sur round the case, according to those who attended1 him. He seemed reticent to discuss anything aboul his family or himself. , He was considered to be a man of more than ordinary intelligence by the poor farm superintendent, Mr. Napier, and by Dr. fouts. the poor farm physician, who attended him. He was buried in the poor farm cemetery last Monday. I Was Common Laborer. Wilson had been employed by H. S. Burke, the contractor, constructing the new road in Washington township. near Milton, as a common laborer. He did not associate with the other work men and seemed to hpld himself aloof frcm them. For awhile he slept and messed with them is their camp, but later went to live with Mr. and Mr. Henry Sanhour, near Milton. Shortly before taking ill h was discharged by Burke. A week ago Saturday he was taken ill, and as he had no more funds, he was removed to the county poor farm. On Saturday night he died from a stroke of apoplexy. An insane patient. John Pierson. nursed him dur ing his Ulnes.- - Dr. Fonts, the physician for the poor Harm, attended him and secured what (Continued an Pace Two.) THE WEATHER, PflCPHET. tthe rep ashort seem Wayne County's Representa tive on Advice of President Kelly Withdraws His Name From College Rolls. PICTURE TAKEN FROM THE COLLEGE ANNUAL Earlham Authorities Take Ac tion Because Ratliff Voted For Repeal of County Local Option Law. , Upon the statement of Pres. R. I Kelly, that he had better comrfder him- 1 f?lf no longer a candidate for a mas ter's degree at Earlham College, Wal ter S. Ratliff, state representative has withdrawn his name from the college rolls. President Kelly said today he had taken the steps he did, berause Ratliff had proved so untrustworthy in ' his promises as to local option matters.7 Read out of the republican party in caucus because of his alleged traitor ous actions, required to withdraw his candidacy for a college degree, and withdrawn from the Friends church, because of alleged indignities shown v his father, Ratliff now occupies a po- ' eition unique, at least. He has accept-', ed his treatment by the college philo sophically, and does not at this time . make further protest. Cut Out His Picture. Not only has Ratliff been told It would be for his interests not to ap- -pear as a candidate for a degree, but his picture has been ordered by Pres. Kelly to be omitted from the college annual, and the sketch of RatUffe ca reer withdrawn. Other acts, which the county's representative regard as ' unkind and unfair, he says have been- directed against him. The letter to Ratliff from President Kelly, follows: "President's Office, Earlham College; "W. S. Ratliff. ."My Dear Sir: It is my opinion that on account of your failure to be governed by your pledges on- moral ' questions, you had better consider that',' you are no longer a candidate for a de- , gree here. Of course, If you prefer, we will place it before the Faculty and the Board, but it is my advice that the matter be quietly, dropped. Yours, "R. I KELLY." ; Cause of Action. To Rat! iff s method of voting and . the other parts he played in connec tion with the bill to repeal the county local option law, is attributed the rea- . son of the college for Pres. Kelly's let ter. Ratliff bolted bis party In cau cus when it was determined to vote against the bill to repeal the law. For this act be was read out of the party by his fellow legislators, and at the next caucus his name was not called. Ratliff said he voted as he did. because Wayne county had decided at a local option election that the majority , In favor of the sale of intoxicants. Aft- . er voting for the repeal. Ratliff voted " for a law favoring ward and township remonstrances, a strictly democratic , party measure. When asked concerning the episode . this morning. Pres. KeMy nld he wrote the letter to Ratliff. because of . the latter failure to keep- pledges on moral questions. The only subject re ferred to by the president was that of local option. President Kelty was arkd If RaUifTs vote qd the baseball ' bill or any other measure had anything to do with the matter and answered no. Optionista After Him. Previous to the special session of the ' legislature. Ratliff ws met by two ; friends of-local option and an effort ; was made to get him towsign a, paper pledging himself to vote in favor of ' the local option bill. Ratliff would not sign, but did rote for the bill. How ever, at the regn!sr session Just dosed ' he voted to repeal- This act aroused a Isrge number of the local optionista of the county and ever since they have been loud in their denunciation of their representalJve, claiming" he sack ed moral -stamina. " . Following as it does the Prof. Wil liam N. Trueblood inridefit. the RatBTf affair tends to add fuel to the com ment pro and con concerning Earlham College. Prof. Trueblood voted against the friends of the option law at the recent local option election In this county. He said be voted as tha dictates of bis' eousoence directed and that he refused to be tricked by any political sunorrfuge working behind a prohibition movement. Immediately a storm of protest arose and resolu tions have been adopted by one quar terly meeting of Friend demanding the profeesora resignation. When asked about the probable action of the board of trustees, Prea. KeBy "aid the board Is composed of btoadmtaded men aad win act with prodene. It in not believed the rerlgnatioo of Prof, Traeblood wfcl be asked tor. Sought Degree Twe Years. Ratliff appeared merely as a student. srek4na- a degree at Earlham. He fca ore, asJtts to tmjiftn$wlv. - Continued CQantianesI Para LZzZXi '