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ur:i7c TCJE PAOTV PAC77V. v AND SUN-TELEGRAM. .' 1 A " yoj XXXIV. NO. 175. mcmiONB, nfD.;stWDAT :obxixg,maxs, 1909. single oopt, 3 cento. won MM ALL INDICATIONS POINTING TO HARRIS' NOMINATION PLAINLY TO BE SEEN LANDSLIDE IS DIRECTED HIS WAY BEING STRONG FROM THE FIRST. DEVELOPMENTS . OF THE WEEK HAVE MADE JHIM LEADING FACTOR IN RACE. ' " TIIE IIM1S MEII ARE COIIFIDEIIT Of SUCCESS THE FOULKE-WADE LETTERS AND HENRY W. DEUKER'S WITHDRAWAL FROM EXCITING MAYORALTY RACE MARK THE CLIMAX. GORDON IS BADLY BEATEN AND FRIENDS LOSE HEART tiatural Trend of Events Has . Led to Ultimate Conclusion That Harris is Right Man to Lead Party. As a result of the events which Astc transpired the past week in . Strenuous and exciting republican ' mayoralty campaign, tbe nomination of Edward H. Harris is assured. For days and v weeks support ers ' and workers for ; the s rival candidates sought to eliminate Har ris, whose strength thev greatly fear v. - . - it - ed, by circulating stories to the ef fect that he was hopelessly out of the .'running and that he was considering the advisability of withdrawing. 4 These ' reports failed to have the , desired effect . Harris continued to quietly, but effectively push his cam " paign. His many friends stood gal lantly by him. 1 ' Fatal Mistake of Gordon. The turning point in the campaign ' came, Thursday of last week. This turning point was marked by the publication of the now famous Foulke- Wade? letters. 3 Men who had credited sTI .m. -Mlh Km m AlAa vw-illf ls4 an UOIUUH WilU (JVlUfe VIWTW fcrw saunas . , mud 4 shrewd, ' resourceful general. SMikkal avoQ whan triAV AOr1 tllss fatal break made by this alleged mas ter politician, and then they began to sit up and take notice. The spectacle that confronted their eyes was a veritable stampede to Harris a stampede to the man who the editor of the Item and the Zim merman henchmen had said, was out of the running and who would not be able to beat out Deuker for - third -." place. " "Harris the Man." On the following day. Friday, the Voices of the chagrined Gordon shout- ers were silenced. The wan who " passed along the -. streej or strolled Into a public place did not hear the loud and flaunting Gordon talk. In stead he heard good, level-headed citizens quietly and earnestly talking . - about "that man Harris." who had, like a meteor, flashed Into the public wiew as the leader in the most ex- citing mayoralty race In the history of. the city. These hard-headed citi v Bens, who had been earnestly seeking the right man to defeat Dr. Zimmer man, realized of a sudden that that tnan was Harris and not Gordon. Increased Strength For Harris. t. Figuratively speaking these citizens Then began in nocks and droves t to , ' march ' Into the Hams encampment smatdl sOaiis m ' lilaww i '. mx ts w vfcw These citizens represented yall -walks of life the poor man and the' rich man, the white map and ' the colored man, the bank clerk and the barber, the hostler and thevlaborer, the shop ' man and the clerk, and bo on down a ; long and varied list. What was the result when the Gor f don and Zimmerman leaders saw this stampede? The Doctor rushed to hlsybarn, har v nessed up one of his speed mares and .then began to furiously "burn up' the' ' city highways, making a desperate am w v Km m i 1 1 v siih iiHiiiiiriiiiiuii mrk ees. , Blodgett en the Scene. :: .' Gordon, on the other hand, sent up the ' heroic call. "C. Q. D." made famous by Jack Binas. and this des- perato appeal was promptly answered by that famous (some say notorious) war correspondent, ; Billy' Blodgett " of .the Indianapolis News. When. Bill arrived ne was promptly rushed to the postofflce, where he " had a council of war with the fright r . - ened Gordon ' end his excited first 'lieutenant. Al Spekenhter, pc-rtmas- v : Outside Aid Was 8ouoht. It was promptly expiainea u tsui that something must be done "to tem .the tide toward the Harris camp, and that that something must be an artt cle In the Indianapolis News. "Write It up as though Zimmerman nad the nomination almost cinched and that the only , way to beat him Is for the voters to rally to the support of Gor- . don,"" was the- order given Blodgett ' lie complied, as can be witnessed by the article which appeared in the In dianapolis News last evening, and by gpeared In the Item. .. Another. Comb Exploded. ? But It came to pass that the Foulke Wade letters was not the only bomb shell that was to be dropped at the feet of the demoralized Gordon. Yes terday ' Henry, W. Deuker withdrew from the race. As soon as this an nouncement had been generally nois ed about the city, a second stampede toward the Harris camp ensued. This was the stampede of the Deuker fol lowers. When Dr. Zimmerman first heard of the Deuker withdrawal, he rubbed bis hands and smiled broadly. Then came the change. One hour later the smile, disappear ed like a westering sun and the hand rubbing ceased. - What was the cause of this? Nothing more or less than the spectacle that Gordon had witnessed the stampede of the Deuker follow ing to the Harris camp. Monday the voters will go quietly to the polls and will cast their bal lots. ' By ten o'clock Monday evening it will be definitely announced that Harris is the winner by a substantial majority then the curtain will drop on a mayoralty race that will go down in the history of the city as the most bitterly contested and the most excit ing that the republicans of Richmond have ever participated in, and it will also go down in history as the may oralty race which united the demora lized republican party of Richmond, through the selection of a thoroughly competent leader. . ' FEDERAL COURTS TO BE RELIEVED Purpose of the Administrative Feature of the Senate Tariff Bill. IS REMEDY FOR APPEALS IN PAST BIQ IMPORTERS HAVE TAKEN THEIR PROTESTS FROM CUSTOMS APPRAISERS TO THE COURTS. Washington, D. C, May 1. The real purpose of the custom court provided for in the administrative feature of the tariff bill reported by Senator Al drich, is to relieve federa courts, in whose districts cistoms houses are lo cated, from the numerous cases that grow out of the! appeals taken by the importers of the-etnintry against the appraisers. These cases have congest ed the dockets. It is the opinion of members of the Ways and Means com mittee of the house that the customs court will prove a boon to importers. A long list of lucrative federal ap pointments are provided. There are to be five judges with salaries of 10,- 000 a year,: a clerk with -headquarters in NeW York, at. $4,000 and many other-minor clerkships And appointments to aid the court In addition to these there Is to be another assistant attor ney general at $10,000 to conduct the customs business before the court, a deputy at $7,500, an attorney at $6,000 and three others at $5,000 each. A corps of assistants and clerks will be necessary under each of these attor neys. Nine judicial courts are provid ed for the court. It will decide all cas es for the board of general appraisers and its decision will be final, excepting constitutional questions. The appoint ing power of all these fat jobs is in the hands of the President. TO LET CONTRACT. The contract for thenew school building at MidceboptT probably will be let Monday. fBl&f will be received by the county school officials and the trustees on this date. The work will be let to the lowest bidder, providing his recommendations are good.- Rumor Current on Streets That Outsiders May Vote Tomorrow The rumor was current on the street last evening that ' quite a number of men living outside of Richmond would be brought to town and voted Monday in favor of the candidates. It would be well for all members of the election board and all true Republicans to guard against such a disgraceful proceeding' in the primary election. Steps, have beea -taken by the committee to guard, against this and any candidate found guilty directly or indirectly will be - disoUfied. DR. TROWBRIDGE TELLS OF MURDER : OF MISSIONARIES He Was the Only American or European in Adana to Wit ness the Massacre of Fel low Workers. CHRISTIANS FIGHT WITH THE MOSLEMS He States That There Was Ri oting and Shooting on Every Side, Armenians Firing on The Looters. . . Constantinople, May 1. Stephen Trowbridge, of American board of com missioners for foreign delations, who was the only American or European In Adana to witness the killing of his fellow missionaries, , at Rogers and Hanry Maurer, has supplied an account of the rioting to the grand vizier and the mission board. In part he says: "Kring began on April 14 V- between Armenians and Moslems. By nightfall incendiaries were at wof kand several districts of the cltyywere' blaring. The smoke rolled overthe-T country where vineyards and oountry houses s were burning. " Moslepvs and - Armenians sheltered themselves In houses and di rected a steady fire at each other. "The next morning the conflagration spread to such an extent that we began to fear for the School. All the street? were deserted but the firing continued. We spent the morning in nipping off projecting woodwork and porch posts. All the time there was neither police men . nor soldiers to stop the riots. Mr. Maurer, who had been -.- carrying water, helped me with a crobar ami we threw down a wall nearest the fire. We repeatedly begged some young' Ar menians who were skulking , In . the neighborhood to assist us but they ap parently were afraid to show them selves." . 9 t ' -, Dr. Trowbridge's statement then con tinued with, the efforts to protect Am ericans. He said: "The danger that was impressed up on our minds was not the loss oftho buildings but the perilous position of our American friends, the hundreds of Christian refugees and eighty school girls would find themselves in, in case they were burned. "There was rioting and shouting now on every side. Mr. Rogers came from Miss Wallace's school across the street and began to carry water. We had worked for considerable time without being molested when the Aremnians at one end of the street began firing upon the looters in the houses. ' Two shots rang out simultaneously and Mr. Rog ers, who was in the street with a pail of water In his hand fell. He cried out to me that he was shot. The next in stant Mr. Maurer was struck near the heart by a bullet." CLARK Oil Says Payne Sch Bad as Anyt Could Be C IT MAKES HIGHER Washington. May 1. When asked what he thought of the tariff substitute on tbe maximum and minimum rate Representative Champ Clark said to day: r-'- ' . .- ' "The Payne maximum and minimum rate is about as bad as anything that could be conceived, but the substitute offered by Senator Aldrich is much worse. It is a direct slap At the com mercial nations of the world. The ef fect of it will be to make the tariff rates at least 25 per cent, higher than in the Dingley act. It is not a revis ion of the tariff downward as promised by the Republicans." TOWN IS BURNING. Suffolk . The business session o CourtlanL Va 30 miles west of Si burning. The blaze In a hotel. Shortly began abol afterward the long distance operator was driven from her office. Telegraph wires have been pat out of commission. TARIFF edule Is as hng That ohctfved. A 5TES - TVa May J! - IffOllLjS M-ffooi A Last ,: As a final word to the republican voters of Richmond, I wish to r say, that all Indications now point to my nomination, but -1 , urgently request that all my friends and those who wish to see my nomination assured, do not cease their efforts until all the votes are cast and teounteo . ; . u , I entered this campaign not as the;. ca;5J4aW of aay particular per son or interest .1 shall close -tse coatest aa free from an -obligation as . I'entered- 1t-h? - a If nominated; I hope to be the means of uniting' all party factions and to be Able to meet the reasonable expectations of all citizens. . ' - ? - ED , H. HARRIS. SLACK SEOT WORD AIID HIS SUBJECT Senator' Will Be One of the In teresting Speakers at Com mercial Club Banquet. PHOGRAM IS COMPLETE DETAILED AN tINCEMENT IS MADE FOR E WHICH IS EX OF UNUSUAL PECTED TO IMPORTANCj "Yesterday; Today and Tomorrow" will be the subject of the toasf of Stat 3 Senator Slack at the Confmercial club banquet Tuesday evenkfe, according: to word received wy Secretary B. M. Haas yesterday. He itaed in his communica tion that he tfatted plenty of latitude for his speeen. The banquet tickets have been received and each member of the club Is expected to secure one. Prospects are that this year's banquet will be the largest and best In the his tory of the club. Members of the club should call for their tickets by Monday noon in order that Secretary E. M. Haas may make provisions with the parties who are to cater, t The following is a detailed pro gram: Music- by the Richmond Orchestra club, under the direction of Prof. Will Earhart. , oastmasterrJ- McCahy. Invocation Rev. T. J. Graham. The Merchant Lee B. Nusbaum. . The Youngest Business Men Wilfred Jessup. .:'"- Good Roads Clarence A. Kenyofl, Indianapolis.1.;' :: ':-;::", "It is to Laugh," Horace C. Starr. Business and Politics Hon. W. A. Kittinger, Anderson, Ind. The Wets and the Dry a Gov. Hugh Th. Miller, Columbus, Ind. . The Richmond Manufacturer Geo. E. Seldel. . The Federated Commercial Clubs Wallace B. Campbell, Anderson, Ind. Who's Who Hon. Charles E. Shive- iy. .V ... i Some Civic Ideals Hon. Charles F. Coffin, Indianapolis. Brief Sense and Nonsense Dr. J. Ev erett Cathell. x Yesterday,- Today and Tomorrow Hon. L. Ert Slack, Franklin, Ind. BANKER IS SENTENCED. Gasell Drew Sentence to Penitentiary For Seven Years. ' Cleveland, May 1. Henry W. Ga zell, secretay and treasury of the Farmers', and ' Merchants' Bank, con victed on , the charge of larceny ' of $13,000 in notes on deposit in a safety deposit box. of his bank, was today sen tenced to the penitentiary for seven years. TIIOUSftflDS join CELEBRATION Observe Labcf Day by March ixercises. . - , r New York. (Ma-y 1. Thousands of men and women marched today in hon or of International Labor day. In many parks exercises were held and every labor organization in Greater New .York took part in tbe parade. OIILY OIIECAIIOIDATE Geo. Bishop Alone Seeks the . Office of Truant Officer Of the County. r TRUSTEES HAD MEETING At the meeUngjof the trustees of Wayne county, in llhe office of county cuperintendent Jordan, yesterday, It was decided to meet Monday and elect a truant officer for the ensuing year. George Bishop, tho present encum bent, is the only candidate for the po sition and his selection is practically assured. . The trustees also decided that the township schools should open September 6. An schools in the outer districts in' the county are closed for the summer vacation. . 7T Word MUST USE SCOOP TOSHOVEUMOIIEY Had, Patten Perri3tsd For May Mieat Delivered I: Upon THis Orders: v ' DIG SUM CHANGED HANDS WAS HARD WHEAT THAT CHANG ED HANDS AS SOFTER VARIE TIES ARE COMMANDING PREM IUM ON EACH BUSHEL. Chicago, May 1. Had James ten been in Chica onally to pay over in go oney re- quired to take ca deliv- ered on May co; e would have had to use a gold pieces ou and scoop the ipldly. It required somewhere ;-.stween $2,100,000 and $2,300,000 to pay for the 2.100.000 bush els of wheat delivered to the Bartlett Patten House half an hour before the opening, today. It is estimated that the average price of the big" Patten line of wheat was around $1.05, possi bly as high as $1.10. The deliveries this morning were not larger than expected and not as large as frequently occur on May contracts, but it makes a great difference wheth er wheat is taken and paid for at about 80 cents a bushel, or at an average price of about $1.10. This big quanti ty of wheat was delivered to Bartlett Patten Company by the Armour Grain company, Peavy, Hulburd-Warren Lo witz and Company and others. It was mostly wheat of the hard variety as the No. 2 red wheat is a scarce article and commands a premium of 18c to 20c over the May price and naturally would not be delivered on contract. This is only the start of the delivery on May contracts and more wheat can be passed around by those who have it to deliver any morning or afternoon during the month. It is known that 1,000,000 bushels, possibly 2,000,000 or 3,000,000 bushels of Duluta wheat are held In readiness to come to Chicago for delivery providing it is more prof itable to bring it here than to sell It to millers and eastern consumers dur ing the month. HEALTH OF KING MUCIT IMPROVED His Days Numbered Unless Work Reduced. London; May 1. The word that comes from King Edward who is now on a yachting trip for his health. Is favorable in tone. It was learned to day that his physicians told him plain ly that on his resumption of official duties he must cut down his engage ments by at least half. Unless he does so, tbe physicians say, the King's days are numbered. EMBEZZLER IS FOUND GUILTY .. Was Fifteen Years Stealing Money From Bank. Seattle. Wash.. May 1. R. F. Park buarst, formerly i assistant cashier of the First National Bank, was found guilty today of the embezzlement of $80,000 from that institution. His peculations; extend over fifteen years and were covered by manipulations of the bank's balances at San 'Francisco, Chicago and New York. Sentence was deferred. m toaay pens in an tbeJh ne of theywheat ntractah I0OVl Precautions for Monday Foto years ago 'at the primary election hundreds of democrats vot ed for the man who was nominated. We wish to caution all true He publicans against the recurrence of such a thing- as this,' and the elec tion board will take every precaution to ascertain that everyone presenting himself at the polls is a republican and a .resident of that precinct. No honorable democrat will attempt to vote and no repobh- -can should object to being questioned regarding; nis right to vote.. Ev eryone who Is not known to the challescers should be required to make affidavit that he is ' a republican and that he Is a bonafide reaMemt jtC that precinct, or in OETECTIVE WAS , STABBED III BACK Shadows Italians Engaged in Blackhand Methods. Chicago, May 1. Italians wbelh he has been trading with fojmonths as a result of blackhand crimes attempt ed early today to assassinate Detect ive Sergeant . Longabardi. Two men who were lying in wait for him in front of his home, 116 Bunker street, at tacked and stabbed him. Tho detect ive made a hard fight for his life, but received a dangerous wound in the side' and an artery - in the wrist was severed. " - m LQIIDBII BAFFLEQ ? V 1 WITH A MYSTEBY Man Dressed as a Woman Found Dead. London. May 1. The body of a man dressed completely in woman's clothes was found today on tbe seashore of Cornwall. Pensance. The wrists and anklea were shackled a9A-" there were vere bruises accpsrf the eyes which suggested foul play. The body is believed to be that of Ronald Ramsay, twin brother of the Earl of Dahlhousie. who was lost from tbe steamship Cleveland. It is said that tbe ball on shipboard Ramsay was to have attended was a fancy dress one and that he was to have appeared at it 'as a character of suffragette. BLOSSOM S! FAILED TO FILL But Mother Goose Did Earnest .Work at Picking Featlv " s ers of Flock. MAY QUEENS DETHRONED REPORTS FROM ALL - PARTS OF : 8TATE INDICATE WEATHER . CONDITIONS OF UNUSUAL CHAR ACTER ON SATURDAY. The weather man yesterday seemed to have his dates mixed. Instead of "ushering in" May day with spring warmth and sunshine, he gave tbe peo ple of Indiana a taste of Ifarchlike weather. There" was rain sleet, snow and hall, and a little cojd sunshine oc casionally to luse theTunwary out of their homes. Onfries of snow and a damp, raw temperature sent people to their firesides and caused baseball "fans" to have attacks of shivers. Kokomo, Terre Haute, Petersburg;, Columbus. Evansville, Vincennes, FL Wayne, Worthington and scores of oth er towns reported snow storms rang ing in severity from mere flurries to seml-blizzrds. A strong wind drove the snow into tbe faces of the pedestrians. At Kokomo snow fell for two hours and the flakes were so thick that trafflf lu the streets was Impeded. The snow, however, soon melted. Conditions there were even worse than locally. Ne Queen of the May Song. The snow was not much as to Quan tity, but was real snow and was recog nized as such by tbe most reputable and leading citizens. There may have been "Queens of the May" in climates more congenial to light attli and crowns of flowers, but in this city tbe gentle warble of her song was not heard, at least in any open air per formance. Poets have sung of May Queens and of the beautiful snow, and have escaped unscathed. -but any poet who has tried to combine tbe two yes terday in serious verse would probably have met with treatment in keeping with the seriousness of tbe offense, for many expressions of deep disapproval of the combination were heard. MORSE WAS EXAMINED. New York. May 1 Charles W. Morse, the convicted banker, was ex amined in secret in the Tombs today in supplementary proceedings on a Judgment against him for $150,000 ob tained by Edward Clarence Jones. . FIIID HEAT YAnOS in ai r sFirrinns are con Weather Interfered With Yard ' Cleaning Considerably, Cut General Attention Was Pai To Movement;; COMMITTEE i&fjn j BYXITYipj?EAnA!E i ftVnnrtc ir f H rw fV i 1 tion nq pe-racnth Ward and (livcrda!2. v Not to be deterred by the threaten- 7 ing snow storm and a temperature hov. ertng abound freezing mark, combined ' with a strong raw wind, the inspecting party appointed to see how cleaning up day had been observed In the city, f made a visit to every nook and cranny ' of the city yesterday afternoon between thw boars oT three aad SM o'clock. Although reports were not made last evening- to Mrs. F. W. Stephens, of the Aftermath society, chairman of.tb work, she believes the different parties '. will have nothing but reports to make ' recommending the citizens for their ef forts. . The party . visiting- the Seventh ward waa specially well pleas ed with the cleanliness of this section of the city. It Is doubtful If any of the inspection, parties found things In an : unsanitary condition, to such an extent as to demand censure. . , The party , met at the Commercial club rooms at 2:30 In the afternoon and after debating; tor some time as to the advisability of making the trip over the city, finally decided It would be besttb do so. It was beHsyed that since yesterday had been decUred ay ' proclamation of Mayor SeUlsr to bo yard cleaning day. the eotamiUee should carry out its pert of the work. The inspection party was divided in to four sub-oommlttees. Each eaanit tee had two wards- to- visa 3 rCrt as to the conditions. They were taken In automobiles furnished ky Will Haughton. Albert Morel. Mr. Stanley and Mr. Martin. . Despite the unfavorable weather for outside work, the four .committees found evidence that mang. yards were cleaned yesterday. Many jaoperty own ers even went so far as to tnt the grass and clean the street In froht of their properties. One of the most pleasing evidences of the cleanliness of the city was the absence of paper and other rubbish In both the alleys and streets. . The trip. through Rlverdale proved a pleasure aa well as a surprise to the committee. It found that the res idents of this neighborhood had cleaned their yards and sidewalks and that ev erything was in shipshape. ' Superintendent Klopp. of the Glen, had the park aa clean "ae a bound's tooth. The 1 other parks were also visited and nothing but good reports will be made concerning them. - TRUST DUSTED DCS , - DECIDED TO OLTT Tired of Having Mlz Ccnfma ticn OppDwCdL Wsshington. tf ay- L tSMoa D. dy. former "trust bustc velt administration, whd ins; as Federal judge for'lsrQstrlet of Minneapolis under a recess - appoint ment, has sent his resignation to-Pres-. ident TafL His confirmation has been opposed In the Senate by SemUor Kel son, of that state, on the ground that Purdy is too young for the responsShil itles of such an important Jadidal po sition. '" TOO But Kuch Is Fc3 Even IVn Snakes end Pcrrct Fc- . KILUKER HOLDS THE New York, Thaw may pet snakes of nraeh eosafort to been leadfe tde stmpls IT ta dio la West Thirty-Third XSer failure to appear in ceedlnsa for crssarfnatlon'as t tr Ity to rJty a miner's TtCf dty court fastlee to Ce ksr teexxt and aspofat D. IXarex" rrrrt cs t& re ceiver ssM tstfay Crt fcsvtrrU c3; on Mrs. Thaw aaJ 1 rrti tt tr" fngs ski has. . Undar dm err cf;C4 court alt of Mrs- ThaWs eTaetvesetTC the necessaries of life may fee Ulca t satJy the TeSUaerTa .1 Pan has beanerr- dud May lCrct