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MO MB . PAXIL ABI AND SUN-TELEGRAM. VOI. XXXIV. NO. 305. HICHS10ND. INI., TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 1, 1909. SINGLE COPY, 3 CENTS. BIG UM SUPREME COURT WILL REHEAR II CONTEMPT CASE When Sheriff Shipp and Co-defendants Appeared Before Highest Tribunal Are. Given Surprise. CONSPIRACY CHARGE READ BY THE CLERK Case in Question Is the Out- growth of the Tennessee Lynching and Has Attract ed Great Attention. Washington, June 1. At noon today When the supreme court met, Sheriff J. IP. Shlpp of Hamilton county, Tennes see, and five co-defendants, William Mays, Jeremiah Gibson, Nick Nolan, Henry Padgett and Luther Wnlliams, wjth him in the contempt cases, were arraigned before the bar of the court in the custody of U. S. Marshal -TWright The clerk of the court read the charges against . them, accusing them of having entered into a conspir acy to permit and of having participat ed in the lynching of the negro John feon In Chattanooga, Tennessee. After a consultation of its members the court decided to grant a rehearing , t the case, which had been asked by the defendants. Tried in 8tate Court. . Johnson had been given a trial in Hhe state court, and after conviction taad appealed to the supreme court of jthe state. This court, after reviewing 'the evidence, declared there was no ground for a new trial. The case was jthen reviewed br the federal Judge of 'the district ; The supreme court of the United I States granted a stay of ten days in the execution. The sheriff thus being ' placed in the uncomfortable position ;of disregarding either the orders of Che s state, whose officer he was, or of the supreme court, appealed to the gover nor to grant a eouurrent.stay of exe , cution. vThls arrived the night before the execution r was to have taken place. The same evening a mob broke Into the Jail, overpowered the night jailor and took the negro out to hang ' bim. Sheriff Shlpp says he was overpow- ered and the lynching completed expe ditiously. The supreme court tried him and twenty of hi sdeputiee and the I alleged lynchers for contempt, but this (number was gradually reduced to the i sheriff and the five others. These were convicted of contempt. IFLETCflERJUICIOES K)ne of Indianapolis' Most Prominent Business Men - Seeks Rest. rOIES AT A HUNTING CLUB Indianapolis, ' June 1. J esse Fletch er, forty-seven years of age, and who untll poor health compelled his re tirement was one of the most prom (inent and active r citizens in the busi ness and social life of Indianapolis, committed suicide by shooting at the hurtle Lake Fishing and Hunting club ptear Alpena. Mich., last night. The ' (cause Is unknown.." MlRTviillllER " " ': ' ; . . Court Rules for Marshall on . State House Engineer Controversy. AN APPEAL IS EXPECTED Indianapolis, June 1. Judge Remst fjr in the circuit court today decided that Michael Cain, democrat, appoint ed by the governor to be engineer at the state house is entitled to the job. thereby upholding the governor's pow er to make the appointment. The case probably will "be appealed to high- v er courts as other state house posi tions hinge on the final outcome of this case. ATTEIIDED EXERCISES A large number .of, the members of Ihe Sons of Veterans and others inter ested in Memorial Day work, went to (Whltewsler Sunday to attend the x ' erctses held at that place. Rev. T. J. .Graham of this city and Prof. Joe ploe of Centerville. delivered the prin cipal addresses. The Quaker . C3ty r;xrti-.t rshdered. several musical nusa-L r Youngster 3 Vj - mm mi m .t-: -;-:-x:i" .BBBBBBBSSsmw These gazelles are to be sent to Mrs. Roosevelt The young man Jesus de Plantier, known on shipboard as "The Midshipmite." CHICAGO DOCTOR LOCKED UP TODAY Dr. Cleminson Is Held on Sus picion of Having Mur dered Wife. HE WILL ATTEND FUNERAL WEEPING FATHER OF SUSPECT ED MAN STATES THAT IT IS IM POSSIBLE. THAT HIS SON . IS A MURDERER. . Chicago, June 1,-rDr. Haldane CUem Inson, whose wife was found dead mys teriously in her home at 4188 Wayne avenue," was a prisoner at the Sheffield avenue police station today, resigned to the prospect of the fight for his life which is to follow the procuring of a warrant by Capt Thos. C Kane, charg ing him with murdering his wife. Following an examination ' of the prisoner in Capt Kane's office where Dr. Cleminson proved resolutely un communicative, the police official an nounced he would apply for a warrant as soon as Judge Bruggemeyer's court opened. ; .; May Attend Funeral. Meanwhile there had been procured for Dr. Cleminson, through the agency of his father, Isaiah Cleminson, per mission to attend the funeral services over the remains of his wife at 2 p. m. - Before he was taken from the hos pital, Dr. Cleminson was visited by his father, Isaiah ' Cleminson, and his mother. : The physician broke down and wept profusely. Later, his father, with tears streaming down his face, said:' ' : .- "It is impossible that my daughter-in-law could have committed suicide and equally" impossible, that my son could be Jn any way responsible for her death. She always" ;took some light medicine before retiring at night. This was kept In the doctor's medicine chest, to which she had. access. She may have t taken the wrong bottle by mistake." . . , ... IS NATURE FAKIR, . ROOSEVELT STATES SSBSSSWH , : ; , - lit JWA I If ! IUr Jl Objects to the Roosevelt Gazelles ft fSF-'u DIED ABOARD SHIP New York, June 1. Emil G. Hansen Erich, of Chicago. 59 years old, died on the steamer United States, which ar rived here from Copenhagen today and the body was brought to port for bur ial. He was stricken with heart dis ease. GRAHAM TO SPEAK Rev. T. J. Graham, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will deliver the principal address at the memorial services at Boston next Sunday. It is probable that he will be accompanied by a large number of local persons. JUDGE FDX-HADt E Tales of Alleged Cruelty and Mistreatment Were Vig orously Told. ARE QUICKLY DISPOSED OF ONE CASE INVOLVING CUSTODY OF CHILDREN AND A $1,000 ALI MONY WA8 WITHDRAWN BY THE PLAINTIFF. Divorce cases occupied the time of Judge Fox in circuit court this morn ing. In one case the woman told how cruelly her husband had mistreated her. In another a man told how his wife had abused him, struck him and beat his children until their lower limbs were afflicted for days. The court pushed the cases along and dis posed of them as rapidly as possible. One case was dismissed upon motion of the plaintiffs attorney. He was given permission to withdraw his com plaint. It was the case of Ida Wads worth, vs. John H. Wadsworth. The plaintiff sought the custody of minor children and $1,000 in alimony. Kelleys Testimony. Oliver J. Kelley testified that his wife, Ida," was larger than" he and when, she told him she would "smash his face", her 175 pounds avoirdupois ha ' an influence of its own. . He said - she not only threat ened to disfigure his physiognomy, but on more than one occasion expressed a preference for a post mortem and he did not, anticipate the operation with favor, especially as she said she would "kick his liver, out" Kelley said his wife wouldn't let his "people" come to the house to visit and that she abused the children. ' He told about her beat ing a. little, son. until his back resem bled a piece of beefsteak.- He also told how she fought him through the house and knocked him out the back, door." The judge thought the man had been punished enough and granted the di vorce. Didn't Strike Back. But all men are not alike. Kelley took what was coming to him and says he didn't strike back. ' Henry Scberer was different, however. His wife does not have the commanding physique of Mrs. Kelley, so he did the human hag punching act He knocked Myrtle Scherer down, struck her number of times and on one occasion arrested and fined for assaulting her. At that time her father, John White Interfered and as he told it got knocked down for his trouble. - Scherer was an adept with his fists and abused his pretty little wife shamefully. - The - court heard her story and had compassion. She has an eight months' old child left her in custody and the father may he required 1 DIVORC SESSION S i - - V V -V' J-VJ-- . 3 ! i a. who obejets to their presence is Todo PfilSCILLA TO BE PUT ON TONIGHT It Is an Exceptionally Catchy Musical Comedy With Good Singers. FOR BENEFIT OF Y. M. C. A. BESIDES SEVERAL WELL KNOWN LOCAL AMATEUR PRINCIPALS, CAST IS REINFORCED BY OUT SIDE TALENT. This evening the beautiful musical comedy, 'Priscilla.: will.be given at the Gennett theater by an exception ally good cast under the auspices of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A. The proceeds of this production, which will be repeated 'again tomor row evening, will be devoted to that institution. The principals in "Pris cilla" include several who are well known to local audiences, and four out of town people of exceptional abil ity. Ira Law and Allan Grimes of Terre Haute impersonate respectively John Alden and Miles Standish. It is doubtful if a Richmond audience has heard two more wonderful voices than these young men have. Mr. Law is a tenor and Mr. Grimes , is a baritone. George Smith of New Castle has a comedy role and he is a very gifted actor. Robert White, the fourth out of town member of the cast plays the role of Governor Bradford in a very clever manner. While there has been a very good advance sale for both performances there are still good seats to be obtain ed at the box office of the theater. The following is the list of principals and chorus members: Members of Cast Priscilla John Alden Miles Standish ... Resignation Hatebad Higgins . Governor Bradford . . Marie Kaufman .......... Ira Law .... Allan Grimes . . . Juliet Swayne . . . . George Smith Robert White Bertha Garver ..Josephine Cate3 Martha McClellan .W. R. Poundstone Barbara Faith Prudence The Indian . Members of Chorus. Puritan ... Maidens Florence . Mote, Edith Duke, Imo Eikenberry, Franka Cammack, Mrs. P. A. Lotich, Maud Hamilton, Mabel Redrow, . Josephine Campbell, Mrs." Wm. Ferguson, Mrs. Will Whiteley.1 Stella Barber. , Mabel Barber, Alethia Owens, Ada Ebenhack, Vera Zuttermeister, Mary Smart, Ruth Ferguson, Grace Paulus, Ruby Graham, KatherineGift "Soldiers and Citizens Dempscy Den n is,. Isaac Wilson, Wm. Whiteley, Wil liam Duning, wm. juoecker, . unester Shepherd, Louis Morgan, , Raymond Mather, Joe Wessel, Roy Horton. P. A. Lotich, Howard Hunt Carl Duning, Dr. A. B. Price. WAS COSTLY BLAZE San Francisco. June 1. It was esti mated today that a loss of $1,000,000 had been caused by . the fire which destroyed the Nevada docks at Port Costa. - " - The fire held up Southern .Pacific trains - for several hours. ; The piers were built by the Nevada bank and James C Flood, the "Bonanza King." nrhen, the latter a tempted to corner the wheat markets of the world and dropped $15,000,000. Nine hundred tons of wheat and one hundred tons of hope were destroyed by the fire. TJiE WEATHER PROPHET. May- I flower j Buds I THREE MEMBERS OF GRAfID JURY mm QUALIFY This Caused a Temporary De lay in the Investigation of ' The Murder of Meeks by Joel Railsback. ONE OF REJECTED MEN DEFENDANT'S COUSINS Edgar M. Haas Was Excused Because of His Duties With Lutheran Synod New Law Given a Test. When the grand jury convened this morning not enough jurors qualified to warrant an organization. Only three out of the six men selected for service were retained. The jury was summoned to investigate the murder of Alexander and Raymond Meek by Joel Railsback three weeks ago. The court told one of the jurors that this will be the only case to which atten tion will be directed at this time. The jury will determine the nature of the indictment against the accused. The jury as composed originally was made up of Garfield Jackson, R. R. Brant, Edgar M. Haas, Charles Davis, Casper Shafer and Josiah Outland. Mr. Jackson was excused because of relationship to the Railsback family. He is a second cousin of the young man. Mr. Haas was excused because of his duties in connection with the general Lutheran synod. Mr. Brant is out of the state and cannot be served. To Fill The Jury. The clerk was instructed to meet with jury commissioner, McDaniel, and fill the jury. The drawing took place today. It was made in compli ance with the new law. It was the first time, the new system has been put In practice in this county. The jurors were served this afternoon and the jury will report tomorrow morning at 10 o clock to take. up its work., Young Railsback was in court this morning. He has paled considerably as the result of his confinement His brother Larkin sat with him. He was represented by counsel. The accused nas ine privilege or objecting' to a member of the grand jury, if he be lieves him incompetent or prejudiced A number of witnesses were present this morning and all were notified to return tomorrow. One woman, . who lives in the country, objected saying she could not leave her children, but it is most probable she will be on hand at the proper time. CHILD WAS SAVED- Medina, N. Y., June 1. While New York Central fast train No. 79. wimt bound, was going through Medina at thirty-five miles an hour, Engineer Flannigan saw a three-year-old child sitting between the rails near the Church-street overhead bridge. Flannigan applied the emergency brakes and stopped the train ten feet from the child: Three cars were bad ly wrecked. . - A SETTLEMENT MADE Settlement has been made by the C, C. & L. railroad for the damage to the barn of Harmon Wierhake recently In flicted by a car smashing Into It from a sidetrack. The barn was repaired, a carriage that had been damaged, re paired, and a cash settlement made. The company agrees to put a bumper at the end of the track also. A DIVORCE WANTED Suit was entered in ' circuit court today by Sophia Burkett vs Earl Bur- kett. for divorce. Abandonment and failure to provide are assigned as the reasons for the action. Will Bond ap pears as attorney for the plaintiff. . DESPERATE MOTHER New York. June 1. After throwing her six months old baby boy from her burning home in Bayonne, N. J, today and seeing her other two children res etted by firemen. Mrs. Sidney Cooper became temporarily insane and . made a desperate fight against being saved. She was finally overpowered and car ried down a ladder. . OPENS RODIHSOrj CAFE. Mrs, Hilda Button has opened fashionable boarding house and cafe at tae.Robtnson property. North Tenth MAY ESTABLISH A GOODJPUTATIOII Harry Clark May Get Off Very Lightly. Harry Clark, charged with forgery. was brought into circuit court this morning but not arraigned. The ar raignment was postponed by agree ment of the prosecutor and pauper attorney. The latter has taken up the case and will Investigate. - It is believed Clark wilt be able to estab lish a good reputation. He is a Cam bridge City young man and has been well thought of at that place. CRITICAL IS THE SITUATION TODAY Striking Philadelphia Carmen Are Causing Authorities Much Trouble. TWELVE THOUSAND COPS MAYOR STATES THAT IF IT IS NECESSARY HE WILL FURTHER INCREASE THE - FORCE SUS PEND TRAFFIC. Philadelphia, June 1. The strike situation today was critical. Twelve thousand policemen were on guard in the city and Mayor Reyburn said that if necessary he would swear in 10,000 extra men. Traffic was entirely suspended be fore midnight and serious clashes were looked for if an attempt were made to run cars. The force of 230 strike breakers, which has been on duty since the be ginning of the strike was augmented today by 600 more men rushed here from New Yorlc. . A general trade organization strike has been threatened by John J. Mur phy, president of the Central Labor council. fw-AIl,IUy,Go.Out "If the Philadelphia Rapid Transit company does not meet the terms of the striking trolley men by Thursday night" he declared, "the general trade organizations of Philadelphia .will be on strike by Friday morning. ' Under orders from the mayor, every saloon was closed at 6 o'clock last night and did not open until 7 o'clock this morning. This order Is to be en forced until the end of the trouble. The car barns in West Philadelphia, where the strike-breakers are being housed under heavy guard, continued to be the storm center. The police on duty are also living there, 650 cots having been put in for their use today. On many occasions the police were called out to quell disturbances. Eighty arrests in all were made, the prisoners being held under heavy bait GIVEN JUDGMENT. Judgment for $20 has been ob tained in Squire Abbott's court against James Scully. The plaintiff is a but ton manufacturer at Rochester, N. Y. QUEEN MARGHERITA IS SERIOUSLY ILL Margherlta, the mother of C lag Emanuel, Is seriously CL This picture Is from a recent photons of Her Majesty - - - BRITISH LION IS MUCH STIRRED BY ZEPPELIN'S FEAT The Fact That He Sailed Over Eight Hundred Miles and Maneuvered Freely, Greet ed With Alarm. ENGLAND IS EXPOSED V TO A GERMAN ATTACK Britishers Confess That Kais er's Air Fleet Might With out Trouble Descend on the Island Kingdom. London, Mo., , June 1. The facts that Count Zeppelin's dirigible balloon sailed 850 miles before meeting with an accident: that the accident In no wise affects the airship's powers of speed, ability to maneuver and stay ing powers aloft and that it carried nine men have deeply stirred England. It Is noted that the distance covered is much greater than that between Berlin and London, and alarmists are shaking their heads ominously today., The Zeppelin is called the Dread nought of the air, and people are ask ing if there Is any reason why this gi ant member of Germany's sky fleet might not sail over England and what possible safeguard there Is against such a visit With these questions and forebod ings has come a revival of the alarm ist stories which have been current for weeks of mysterious airships hov ering over Western England during the past few weeks, some people going so far as to Intimate that such invas ions of the upper air as Count Zeppe lin might conduct have already been In progress by other and more secret lve German aeronauts. BEGIN THE REPAIRS. Goepplngegn, Germany, . June 1. Repairs on the Zeppelin airship were begun today, but they are of a tempor ary nature, whereby the airship may proceed to Fried richshafen, . Her , re , pair will probably require six weeks in order to get the ship to ManselL A new prow, much shorter than the or iginal one, will be constructed with out the vertical steering planes. " ACROSS OCEAH BY fllil PI100AOILITY - i? - r .s Wilbur: Wright Today Gives Opinion on Future of .Navigation. DEVELOPMENTS ARE FAST MASTER OF THE AEROPLANE STATES THAT HE IS ONLY SUR PRISED ZEPPELIN DELAYED HIS FEAT SO LONG. Dayton, O- June 1. Across the At lantic by air that Is not only a pos sibility but a probability of the Im mediate future, . according . to Wilbur Wright who today commented on the wonderful flight of Count Zeppelin's dirigible. "No one can say. how rapid wlll.be the 'development of the dirigible or the aeroplane, said Mr. Wright at his factory. "But ' such a feat Is ' really not as difficult I believe 'the development of flying machines of various types will he astonishingly rapid, the basic principles have been firmly establish- O - -1 - ; Was Net Astonishing. "Count Zeppelin' flight does not as tonish me," continued Mr. ..Wright, "the most remarkable feature is that he has not done as well before this. Though, working on different lines, we have many problems In common, the most important of which is the mastery of the ever changing air cur rents." - - In reply to a question as to when, to his opinion, ft would be possible to cross the Atlantic in the air. Sir. Wright said: ' "Now, all that is pore conjecture. No man can say how rapid , tie de velopment of either type of machine will be, but there Is surely nothing right now t which : would be an Insur mountable obstacle to such a feat. A mf1'1'" with sufficient capacity to cany an adequate supply of fuel and oil with provisions for the aviator is the nuu requlrementa, .altfcoush not duplicate engines wou-l add greatly to the safety of the trip, and. of coarse -to the weight of the machine- and its ear go. v ' "1 think we may look for an aston ishingly -rapid devekjyost sow that the basic principle has bsaa tTtojTs ed, and a year from' aow maj crs s trans-Atlantie trip tinted.