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P A TX A IB '4 AND StTK-TEIiBGRAM. SINGLE COPY..S CE2TT3. lVOIi. XXXIV. 'NO. 157. RICmXOKD, IND., WEDNESDAY EVENING,' APRIL 14, 1909. MIC ED TUMULT OF PRESS scatters SEEDS OF rfvdlutig;; Danger Seen by Winfield Dur- . bin in Inflammatory At- tacks on American Gov ernment System. TAFT ADMINISTRATION OBJECT OF PERSECUTION flan Devised for Campaign of Misrepresentation and In- citation, Endangering the Nation. GUEST COMMERCIAL CLUB SPEAKER CALLED ATTENTION OF BU6INE33 MEN TO EXISTING CONDITIONS AS REQUIRING DRASTIC MEASURES. ' One of the most pointed addresses it has been the pleasure of the Com mercial club and its friends to listen to in years was that delivered last evening by Winfield T. Durbin, of An derson, former governor of the state. The attendance was large and the in terest 1 manifested was so great that at the conclusion round after round df applause greeted the speaker. It was M assembly of pertinent points that Mr. Durbin presented and they were Dot without their effect on his hear ters. ' The words were somewhat sen sational In the meaning they convey ed at times. Judging from the evi dent sincerity shown by the speaker and the fact his information has been sained largely through experience in public affairs, Mr, Durbin sees some thing foreboding to the. country In the next four years that may develop Into mm metoiality.'T'''' Attacked the Press, y He attacked in a severe -arraignment the kind of newspapers ',. and magartnee that depends on creating sensations for the success of its sale. ' He charged these publications with Intentions nothing less than to incite a spirit of revolution against the sys tem of the American government. He pointed out that such periodicals try to lead their readers to believe , irre parable damage to the nation is to fol low and that deceit, subterfuge and in trigue alone mark the statesmanship of the country. , "The seeds of revolution are being sown" asserted .'. the speaker. "The people are being taught on the , one hand that it is the business df the gov ernment to . look after the personal comfort of every citizen, and on the . other hand that this duty is being shamefully and completely neglected by the government. For this there must come in time a day of reckoning and- the cost may be great." Durbln's Address. b . The address of Mr. Durbin almost in its entirety follows: "In an organization like this, the patriotism of a community expresses Itself. Patriotism is an expanding passion; it begins at the fireside; it extends to the community, to the state and then to the nation. The man who loves his home and is willing to fight for it is the man who loves his coun ' try and is willing, if need be, to die for it. There is something essential ly wrong with the man who does not love his own community better than he loves any other community, just ns there Is something wrong with the man who does not more highly regard the welfare of the land in which he lives, than the upbuilding of any oth or country. There is something es sentially lacking in the citizen. of any community who is not willing, if need be, to sacrifice - something for the promotion of the welfare of his own community and who is unwilling to touch elbows and join hands with oth' er men about htm in the advancement of the interests of the cjty in which lie lives; just as there is something essentially lacking in the quality of the citizenship of any man whose at titude toward public questions is not first determined by the answer to the inquiry What is best for the nation to which I owe allegiance? What Is True Patriotism T "Patriotism is the ;. submerging of private Interest into the public good. quite as much as it is the shouldering - of a musket In defense of a flag in time of war. In every community we find at work, as we find in the broad er Held of state, and national affairs, the constructive and the disintegrat ing Influences; the positive and the negative factors n in citizenship; the building and the down-tearing forces; the : boosting ; and the .. knocking ele ments, as we say in our modern term inology. So intimately has an organ 1 zatlon Mke this to deal with these opposing forces in the life of every group of men. that It Is not necessary for me to dwell at length upon them I need only say that In the degree that a community Is able to push to the ore these influences which stand for "I POLICE LIEUTENANT PETROSINO LAID TO REST The highest tribute ever paid to a New York policeman was paid at the funeral of Joseph Petroslno. who was murdered white in the discharge ' of bis duties In Palermo, Italy, on March 12. Police officials who took part In the funeral pageant declared that It was a demonstration remarkable for its sncerity and spontaneous expressions of respect and grief. If Petro- 8ino had died a president or an emperor, no deeper or truer how of feeling could have been manifested than was shown by the 200,000 citizen who lined the sidewalks and filled the balconies and windows of houses along the route of the procession from the old church of St. Patrick's in Mott street to the grave in Calvary. The roll of muffled drums and strains of martial music, tolling bells, and the rhythmic tread of hundreds of his comrades, made Lieut. Petro sino's funeral pageant so imposing and solemn that it will never be forgot- , ten- by those who witnessed It. - Flags were displayed at half maat from all public buildings and from hotels and clubs in all parts of the city, and as the hearse, drawn by six horses, draped with white nettings, passed by, the thousands of spectators bared their heads. The illustration shows the re moval of the body from a police boat. yp: i y f3 " fa" ' ' 'wii-nrjiri i PRICE OF BREAD TO BE ADVANCED, SAY THE BAKERS Patten's . Little Corner of Wheat in Chicago Pit Will Be Felt Locally, Is the Pre diction Made. TWO CENTS INCREASE MADE AT LIVERPOOL Patten Today Announced That He Intended to Sell Out, But Stated the Market Would Go Higher. Liverpool, Eng., April 14, Bakers today announced an increase in the price of bread of two cents a loaf, on account of the high price of wheat. Patten to Sell. Out... Chicago, April 14. Patten today an nounced his intention of selling out all his wheat and predicted that when he is out of the market wheat will go higher than ever. Within a half hour this morning, May wheat sold up to $1.28, which is the high price, thus far.- . " " - " Wants Congress to Act. Pittsburg, Pa., April 14. George Sward, who runs , one of the largest baking industries .here, sent a tele gram t6 , Secretary of State P.. C. Knox, appealing to the government to put an end to the wheat 'corner in Chicago and other stock speculation in food products. Following is the telegram : "The manipulation and selling of futures on wheat and other food products on margin should have the immediate at tention of congress in order that it may be prohibited by. law, thereby re lieving the burden of the wage earn ers." o"- Telegrams were also sent to mem bers of the Master Bakers' association asking their cooperation in the move ment. . "CORNER" PELT LOCALLY. "Unless Patten Is jailed and the government takes action to stop the scheme of a select few : to 'gain enor mous riches, the . Richmond consum- (Continued on Page Two.) Beware of Ostrich Plumes; They Come at a High Price 'My boy, that tale of woe you have just told about the bill you got for your wife's spring hat ain't one, two eight, with the hard luck yarn I can spin about the bill I received for one, mere ostrich plume, purchased by my better half a short time ago, remark ed a man yesterday, at a local thirst cure. "My wife came to me, gave me a sweet kiss and then chirped, 'John, I don't need a new sprin; hat. The one 1 l.ot last year, is plenty .good enough. SITUATION QUIETER Believed That Young Turk's Power Has BeenJEffect ually Crushed. MUTINEERS ARE PARDONED London, April 14. Dispatches from Constantinople say the situation today is quieter, all troops having returned to their barracks, after receiving the Sultan's pardon. Demands of muti neers will be met and the overthrow of the Young Turks movement is be lieved to be complete. ' All AGED ISA I Romance of Former Resident Of Wayne County Who Roved the West. A WELL KNOWN CHARACTER WENT WEST AT THE HEIGHT OF THE GOLD FEVER, IN 1852, AND WAS A STAGE DRIVER FOR GENERAL GRANT. Spokane, Wash., April 14, Edward I Payne, a native of Indiana, born near Richmond, on January 3, 1835, who was a stage driver between . Port land and Sacramento in the late 50s, and drove the first overland mail from Portland east In 1860, and his bride, formerly Miss Maggie L. Wilson, . 54 years of age, who were married at tho home of the bride's brother at Colum bia City, Wash.; after a brief courtship have gone to their home at Conconui ly, Okandgan county, Wash. They passed their . honey . moon . at Puget Sound points and Wenatchee, Waslu Payne, who is known all over the Pa cific Northwest as "Uncle Ned," came Jwest at the height of the gold fever in 1So2, and settled at Hangtown, now Placerville, Cal., going ; afterward , to the Frazer river mining camps-in Brit ish Columbia. He was driver of the stage that carried General U. S. Grant part of the way east from Portland in 1866, and is a veteran of the Modoc war. . All It needs is ' a little refixing. I think I can make it look real pretty with just an ostrich plume. You don'; care If I buy that, do your Say. Bill, I was so scared she would change her mind, that I told her to hurry right down town and buy her self ae prettiest plume she could run foul oL She did, durn the luck. Today I got a bill from the milliner, which read something like this: "To John Smith. Dr. " '"One Qsttlca) JEtoffry; w n?P PIONEER BRIDEGROOM h A) 'I 1 rs- . f ii MOVE ISJPPROVED Commercial Club to Assist Af termath for a Yard Cleaning Day. RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED The Commercial Club, in a resotu tion, passed unanimously at the meet ing last evening, commended the La dies' Aftermath society in its move ment for a yard cleaning day, and a'so recommend that Mayor . Schilllnger is sue a proclamation, urging the observ ance of the day. The resolution is a3 follows: - - - ' ,rV''- "Whereas, The Ladies of the After math Society are again urging the ob servance of the annual yard cleaning day in the city, in keeping with the movement inaugurated a year ago, to be observed on the first day of May, and as they have again asked the Commercial Club to assist in the pro mulgating of this movement, and be lieving this to be in keeping with our by-laws, to do what we can to promote the best Interests of the city, therefore be It "Resolved, That the Commercial club endorses this movement and rec ommends that the mayor of the city issue a proclamation to the citizens urging the observance of, the "day iu cleaning up their premises, and rec ommend that the president of the club appoint a committee of three to co-operate with the ladles of the Aftermath in carrying out this movement" A LIGHT SEUTEIICE Girl Who Killed Man Who " Ru : ined Her Receives Mercy Of the Court. HER CONDITION SERIOUS New York, April, 14. Sarah . Koten, who shot ' and ' killed! Poctor Samuel Auspitz,' . whom she claimed ruined her was today permitted to ajead guil ty to manslaughter. The sentence was deferred until Friday.'' The girl had a seven months old baby in her arms. Efforts will . be made to pro vide for her.' Imprisonment -will prob ably .be spent in some state institution suitable to her mental and .physical condition; which are thought to be ser ious. . (.... 4 , CIGAR STARTS FIRE Elyria Had a Costly Blaze To day on Account of a : Smouldering Stump. THREE BUILDINGS BURNED Elyria. O., April 14. A smouldering cigar stub in the Elks hall started a Are early today which destroyed the Elyria building. American theater, and the Elyria savings bank, and damaged a hotel, after the guests had fled In. their - pajamas. The total loss is a hundred mat tthonsAai uslut election- for irsonal; a f 4- PRESIDENT TIFT IS Oft FOR YALE He Will Attend the Meeting of University Corporation Today. WILL TOUR THE COUNTRY IT IS UNDERSTOOD ; THE CHIEP EXECUTIVE IS PLANNING TO. DO THIS TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH PEOPLE. ' Washington, . April 14. President and Mrs. Taft started at 12:30 this afternoon for New York to attend the meeting of the Yale Corporation. ! : President Taft is arranging plans for a tour of the. United States. , He will visit New England, the middle states, the south the middle west and the Pacific slope. . At important points he will deliver speeches In ' which he will define the. policies of the admin istration upon various business and political issues. . f, -'f ( To Keep in Touch. It is a comprehensive program which , has been tentatively adopted, and its purpose is to keep the presi dent in the closest possible touch with the people. , Mr. Taft made thousands of friends by criss-crossing the coun try during the campaign last fall. His genial smile, his evident sincerity and the directness of his remarks appeal ed to every one with whom he came n contact.. , . . Then he was a candidate for office. Now, with the halo, of the presidency about. him,"1 he will , be greeted with even greater "( interest and his words will enjoy the influence' and consider ation which attach to the utterances of a distinguished chief executive. S Editor Fires Opening Gun Campaign for Mayor 1 alty Nomination. in ADDRESSES WEST SIDERS t J. Bennett Gordon candidate for re publican -nomination for mayor, de livered his 'keynote speech to a patty of about forty-flve voters of the seventh ward at . the Gregg building last evening. . Visitors : from othet wards and employes of the Item of. floe swelled the total attendance to about sixty. : Mr. Gordon made a very able presentation of the "reasons why he thought he' should be the nominee of the party, i He ; read his platform and delineated upon each plank. He spoke in a forceful manner and did not mince words. He claimed to be capabie than any of his opponents aad asserted ne is eugiuie to oe called a repu oucan ana a'saxe ana sane for the office. J Hfe admitted he had opposed the republican party's candi date .for governor of this state at -ti GORDOII OPEIIIG COIITCIACT IS LET FOO nEW CITY HALL St. Louis Firm Gets lndianap-1 olis Plum. IndiaaapaUa. AprU .14. The West- lake . Coott ruct i on . .company of St. Louts, Mo, was today awarded a con tract to build the new cUy.haUr to cct $510,000, exclusive of plumbing," wir ing and steamheating. MRS. ZELLER DIES AT AH EARLY HOOH Grim Reaper Claims One of Oldest and Most Prom inent Residents. WAS ILL FOR THREE YEARS SHE WAS STRUCK BY A ICYC'tS AND IT SERIOUSLY VFFErD I HER HEALTH- PUNCCAL lLL BE HELD PRIDAY. Mrs. Mary C Zeller, widow of the late D. K. Zeller. and one of the old est women in the city, died at her home,. 1406 Main street, this moraine; at 1:30 from heart trouble. She'hai been in ill health about three years. She was in her eighty-seventh year. Mrs. Zeller was a member of the Sec ond Presbyterian, church, whfch she and her husband were instrumental ir. having built and generously contrlb - uted to Its maintenance. She was al so prominently sninatea t wua i movements for the public good : and gave much, .charity. Mrs. Zeller; during her Illness, had not been confined to her bed. at. an times. She suffered from a complica tion of diseases. ' . For the past four or five days tt vm realised ly her family that the end was near. V Struck by Bicycle. Until about three years ago, when she was struck by a bicycle rider at Fourteenth and Main as she was alight ing from a street 1 car, " Mrs. Zeller health had been considered good. She was badly bruised in this accident and never entirely recovered from the ef fects of it, owing to her advanced age. Mrs. Zeller was a wealthy woman, having inherited, the estate of the late D. K. Zeller.' who died January 1 , 1901. Mr. Zeller was- a prominent cracker manufacturer and owned sev eral properties on Main street. She is survived by - three children; John G. Zeller of New York; Silas A. Zeller, who has made his home with, his mother, and Mrs. Emma Dennis, wife of Prof. David -Dennis of Earl ham college. - Mr. and Mrs. John Zel ler arrived. from New York city this morning at 8 o'clock, having been no tified Monday that her death was ex pected. -; .-- ;, ; ' ' Funeral on Friday ; 4 The funeral services will be held at the residence, 1406 Main street, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be In Earlham cemetery. Friends may call Thursday afternoon between 2 and 5 o'clock, and on that evening between 7 and 9 o'clock. It Is requested that flowers be omitted. Mrs. Zeller was born In Lou dan coun ty, Virginia. She and her husband had been residents of this city ' for many years.- They nuiit tae notue wherein she died in 1884. ' TRYIIIG TO RESCUE A MAN ID A WELL He Has Been Impriscned for PlVe UayS. Springfield. Ohio. April 14.Flve days ago John Toler descended to the bottom of a deep well north of town. to repair a pump. The wall caved ia d a sang of men have been working frantically ever since oat nave not yet reached Toler. be heard. Tappings continue to DEMURRER SUSTAINED. The demurrer to the answer to the oomplaint ta the case of Schneider vs. rnham A Company- was sustained in circuit court this morning. Wil fred Jessup, counsel for the defense. filed exceptions to the ruling. He s given, time la which to prepare his bill of exceptions. v; DRIEF COURT K0TES. The report of Walter" 8. Bailiff guardian of the' minor - heirs of Ella Murray has been examined and ap proved by the court. ; Suit has been entered by Gem Heck, MfITT AUII JOnilAfl nn MOT DCMDfC UU UUI .ULLILlL city is mm City and County Superintend- ents Are of Opinion That The School Book Trust Is Acting Fairly Here. ADDITIONAL RATES GIVEN EXPLANATION Reason Pupils of City Schools Pay More for Books Than in Some Other Cities Is As signed. Superintendents Mott of the city schools, and Jordan of the t couniv schools, do not believe Richmond is be ing "gouged by school book compa- in the price charged for books. ' 7119 DUP1,S of lT schools pay more for the text book than do those ia some cities of other states, but the sa- ; perlntendents explain this as the result of the competitive methods of the pub lishing companies. - That these com-, paniea have a system of discriminatio.t . that is unfair and without merit, i 1 conceded locally, but It Is not held they are taking advantage of pupils in this ' county. It is being claimed at IndianapolW . that students In the high schools of Indiana cities are being taken advan tage of by book companies charging them more for the books than la charg- : ed in cities of other states. - It ia es'l- mated that the discrimination, which la alleged to be a "robbery,- costs the Indianapolis school children $25.0(10 more, yearly, than the price of books t would be otherwise. Port' Wayne. - Terre Haute, South Bend. Evansvllle ' and Richmond are named as other dt- ' Jes which have been taken advantage of. ; Question New Pertinent. Especial interest has been taken in the subject of school book contracts. Just at this ; time because the state board of education now Is engaged ii making the selection of text books to be used for the next five years. But the state board chooses the books for tire common schools only, and has noth ing to do with those of the high schools and for this reason, local authorities hold no matter what choice the boari may make, it will not concern the high schools. Only a few of the books which are mentioned in the agitatloii concerning discrimination, are used in the common schools. However, this variance of price that has been show a as existing In other states, has been no ticeable on a few books in Indiana. Jofdan'e Explanation. Superintendent Jordan accounts for the difference In price as being due to' a certain extent to local conditions. School book companies, where compe tition is more strenuous., will place, books in schools at a less rate than where there Is not such a stiff compe tition. ,The difference is explalneJ. also, by the fact that .in some state all books are chosen by contract prices made by a state board. By this way everything Is open to the competiUou. of the market and. in order to place their books, some companies offer a price that Is below the cost of prodm.- tion. Nothing like this prevails In In-; diana, however, and the state trustees ' have to pay for the books whatever is 1 asked. Their only way to get lower prices is prevented by the selections' made by the state board. Approve of the Law. A bill was is traduced at the last leg-, lslature which, had - the approval of. both SuptL Jordan and Supt Mott. It! failed to go very far la the legislative. channels, however, as the book compa-j nies lobby used Influence that brought about Its death. - This bill provided-, that any company dealing in school, books for use In Indiana, had to sell. them at tho Invnt nrir the war oZ. fered for In any other state. By this . I means the state would have been pro tected against the cut rate schedules. offered In other states. . The children would have had the advantage of th. reduced rates. 'All eon tracts were to" become void. If It were found that they: were being violated by selling books' i cheaper in any state than ia Indians , There Is a great disparity ia the prices charged by book -conpaalea. Rigg's In Latiaum. which used to be In use In the local high school aad sol4 for 0 cents, was sold ia If Issnai I at; 37.' One of the geographies ta use ia the lower schools of this state at 39 cents, sold la California for eeats. Other such examples have led to the Investigation from which the local au thorities say there is wo prospect d practical resalts. Letters of guardianship kve issued to William Femmoa ta of the heirs of the lata' WCam P. ta the; tmcn . ;:it. "'-';'' - . ?- 1 assBBussssnsa' ' 1 j -''J j. 4 . .. a INSIAWA Prshaaiy.