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ASP VOL. XXXIV. NO. 248. BICHMOND, INIK. THURSDAY EVENIXU, JULY 15, 1909. SINGLE COPY, 3 CEHTB. RUIIIIIIIG FIGHT OCCURRED TODAY RICHMOND PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED Hi ADAMS CASE DIED THIS MOHIIHIG PAYIIE FIGUTIOG FOB A DECREASE III TARIFF BILL Auto Speeder-Just Common Pests Mrs. Mary Ruth .Hurst, Aged Seventy Years, Ended Her Suffering. AT STEEL PLANT t: .Guns Were Freely Used With The Result One Striker Fa tally Injured and Policeman Wounded. GREATEST DISORDER CONTINUES TO PREVAIL Throughout Last Night There Was Constant Firing and Foreign Element Threatens War. Pittsburg, July 15. Efforts of the i mounted constabulary to dispose the crowds of strikers and their sympa thizers at the 'Pressed Steel Car works shortly after noon today precipitated a running battle, in which one striker was perhaps fatally shot and Sergeant Fred Frasch of the constabulary was knocked from his horse and sustained a gash in his head. Great disorder prevails and more trouble is in sight between ugly foreigners and the po lice authorities. Charge Strikers. . Constabulary charged the strikers who refused ; to disperse and were greeted with a fusilade of stones and bricks. The strikers closed in and attempted to drag them from their horses. The constabulary were forced to retreat and galloped their horses down George street, closely'' followed by the mob. They outdistanced their pursuers, but stopped to arrest a man who had stoned them while in retreat and caught up with them. It num bered over a thousand by this time and the constabulary unstrung their carbines and prepared! to shoot. - , Knocked Off Horse. . Sergeant Frasch was knocked off bis horse by cobble stone thrown by young striker. The mob closed to on the troops and began beating them. Troops, then received. orders to fire and the striker fell, shot through the stomach. It then developed into a running fight, troops making frequent stands and being reinforced by anoth er detail of troops, but were still out numbered fifty to one. Six arrests were made and the mob threatened to burn the jail. The prisoners are hand cuffed and would be cremated If the Jail was burned. So far seventy-five men hare been wounded In riots, six of them dangerously. No trains are running; into the yards and no ferry boats are allowed to land. The sher iff has issued a proclamation warning everyone to keep off the plant of the Steel Car company. FIRED THROUGH NIGHT. Pittsburg, Pa., July 15. The state Constabulary and several hundred dep kity sheriffs on one side and five thous and . foreigners held together by a spirit of destruction and vengeance for ' Jong endured wrongs alleged to have been perpetrated by petty bosses repre sents the situation today at the works tot the Pressed1 Steel Car Works at Mc Xee's Rocks. Firing - was almost continuous throughout the night from the outside, directed at the works and the mill yards, apparently in the hope of a chance shot winging one of the repre sentatives of law and order. That bone were killed or Injured through the night is surprising. Armed Deputies. Sheriff Gumbert has armed his dep , titles with riot guns and if they shoot It will be to kill. He evidently feared the events of the second day would rove too serious for handling by the ocal forces and at midnight wired for the state constabulary. Troop A of Greensburg, in charge of Lieutenant Smith, arrived on a special N train at 2:15 this morning, and at once took up positions at the works. In the fighting bo far over a hun dred men were Injured, and while no deaths have occurred as yet, there are several who will die. One man, Tony Cashla. received fifty shots of buckshot and still lives. Policemen have been disarmed, stripped of their emblems of authority and even their clothes and then savagely beaten. Men who for any reason are obnoxious to the strik ers are pursued to their hiding places, dragged forth and made a football of by the maddened foreigners. The wo men are worse than the men. Fre quently carrying infants and regard less of danger they appear in the thick of the melees and urge men on to deeds of violence. Unparalleled Strike. The strike is probably unparalleled In the annals of the country. There are now 5,000 men out, prin cipally Hungarians and Poles. and they have no organization or leaders, but seem animated with : the ono de sire not to work or let anyone else even approach the works. Their grievances are all due to the pooling system of wages recently introduced Into the plant whereby the company pays share and share alike to men on a oar and the men ; allege that fre quently after two weeks work they. bave but ten or twelve dollars coming SEN. LAFOLLETTE INCREASE TARIFF BILL By Producing a Bunch of Startling Figures, Gallant Insurgent Proves the Revis ion Upward. AVERAGE ADVANCE IS SHOWN TO BE 5 PER CENT Aldrich Laying Plans to Have The Entire Country Swal low the Bill and Say It Tastes Good. Washington, July 15. Mr. Aldrich is making well laid plans to have the country swallow the tariff bill and say it tastes good. : The statement in defense of the measure which he is preparing is intended to open a cam paign for the purpose of gaining sup port for the bill the country over. Senator LaFollette who has bad ex perts at work comparing the Aldrich bill with the Dingley law gave out the following: According to figures furnished by the bureau of statistics, the bill as passed by the senate on the basis of importations of 1907, leaves unchanged , Lips On Bqying, UN SHOWS LSI UL Read and Answer Today's Want Ads. the duties on imports of the value of $450,106,037, or 64.65 per cent Duties are increased upon import of the val ue, of 149,716,619, ' or 21.51 per cent. The average increase of the entire bill is 5.65 per cent. - "The average increase of duty amounts to 37 per cent.; while the ave rage decrease amounts to about 22 per cent. Compared With House Bill. "As the bill passed the house, ac cording to the estimates of Chairman Payne, the increases upon the basis of importations of 1906 affected . imports valued at more than $98,000,000, while the decreases affected Imports valued at less than. $46,000,000. "Unless the rates are greatly reduced in conference the bill should be ve toed. In its present form It is a vlo lation of the promise made to the people to generally reduce existing rates. Even the lowest rates imposed in the bill as passed by both houses would be a violation of the pledge made to the people because every rate is higher than difference in the cost of production between' this and the com peting country. The contention that the conference can only act within the limits of the highest rates of one house and the lowest rates of the other is not cor rect. A point of order to this effect during the consideration of the Ding' ley bill was overruled. So that the con ference is in a position to fix the rates on the items where there is a differ ence between the houses at a point where it measures the difference in the cost of production. The rates should be fixed at that point. Unless the bill is made to conform substantially to the promise made to the people .it should be vetoed." Figures on the Other Side. Commenting upon the statements made today by Senator La Follette that the senate bill is 5.65 per cent above the Dingley law. Senator Smoot (Continued on Page Nine.) Selling or Renting a Piano What a dispeller of gloom the even, echoing tones of a good piano ia a homo I And aearty everyose can afford one. - If not now, then second-hand. Our little Want Ads will put yon ia touch with many bargains to select from. Perhaps yon wast to Rent aPiaao. Many people let out their pianos at small cost; and tf you Sell, yon get Buyers quickly from our Classified page. Oh 1 these little Want Ada of oars are such busy workers ! the SHAH OF PERSIA STILL HOLDS OUT T Palace Is Besieged by the Victorious Nationalists and The City of Teheran Is Al most Ruined. AMBASSADORS URGING PEACE ON THE RULER Many of the Cossacks Have Surrendered to the Enemy Only Most Meager News Is Obtainable. St. Petersburg, July 15. Deserted by many of his troops, his palace be sieged and his beautiful city of Teher an scarred by battle strife, the Shah of Persia yet held out today, urging his generals to make one more gallant effort to drive th'e invading nation alists from the city's gates. That was the report brought from the- scene of action. Despite the fact that British and Russian ministers are still urg ing the Shah to make peace with the nationalists, he has persistently re fused, many of the Persian Cossacks have surrendered, giving up their arms rather than die fighting in a cause that now looks hopeless. Rueful Spectacle. Teheran presents a rueful spectacle today. The buildings are rent and scarred by musket and cannon fire; fires have broken out from the soldiers bivouac and the panic of fear has seized the inhabitants, many of whom have been hidden in their homes for days, fearing to appear upon the streets. : On account of the prevailing condi tions only the most meager messages are sent out of Teheran. However, one report gained currency today that; the Shah is preparing to abdicate. Ac cording to the Birzheviya Viedomastl he is preparing to take refuge in the Russian legation which is equal to. abdication. The foreign residents of the city have been offered no harm so far. Many have left and others are pre paring to leave, fbr it is felt that, un less peace la made within the next few days tho Russian troops will more upon the city which, may precipitate further fighting. THE WEATHER PROPHET. AGAINS INVADER Denial of Frank Adams That Woman Suicide Was His Wife Is Being Thoroughly Investigated. INDIANAPOLIS NEWS INSISTS HE IS THE MAN Allegation Made That the Pro moter Has Wife at Dela ware, 0. Mystery Is At tracting Interest. Richmond people are taking much interest in the case of Frank R. Ad ams, a traveling man who makes this city his headquarters. Despite denials made by Adams the Indianapolis pa pers insist that the woman who com mitted suicide in that city last week was his wife. This afternoon the Pal ladium received a Logansport dis patch in which a description of the man who attended the funeral of the Indianapolis woman last Sunday at Logansport, and who, it is alleged, represented himself to be the husband of the woman. This description tal lied perfectly with the description of the Adams who is known in this city. A sketch of the peculiar case is as follows: Last week an Indianapolis woman, who the Indianapolis papers insist was the wife, or supposed to be the wife, of Prank R. Adams, committed suicide at the Pasadena apartment house in that city, for the alleged rea son that she preferred death to the at tentions of an nndesired suitor. Enters a Denial. The first ' sccount of the suicide stated that the woman's husband was in Richmond when he was notified of her death. - The following day Mr.' Ad ams was seen in this city by a Palla dium reporter and asked to confirm the story. Mr. Adams admitted that he bad been notified over the long distance telephone of the woman's death, but he insisted that the woman was not his wife and, furthermore, that he did not know her. Adams stated that his wife lived in Delaware, O., and his local friends substantiated this statement. There appeared to be no reason to doubt Mr. Adams's story, especially so when an Indianapolis lieutenant of detectives informed the Palladium two days after the suicide and while Mr. Adams was still in Richmond, that a man. alleged to be the husband of the woman, had arrived in Indiananolis to take the body to Logansport for burial. Last evening the Indianapolis News published a dispatch from ' Delaware, O.. which reads as follows: Delaware Account. Delaware, O., July 14. Frank R. Ad ams, of Indiaurolis. whose alleged wife committed suicide in Indianapo lis, at the Pasadena flats last Thurs day, has another wife in this city. Frank R. Adams called a Delaware newspaper by telephone Monday after noon from Richmond, Ind.. and insist ed that he was not the husband of the Indianapolis woman who killed her self. She was the wife, he said, of Frank B. Adams. It seems that the first reports of the suicide gave the name as Frank B. Adams, but the husband, it was after ward learned, was Frank R. Adams, a wealthy man and a member of the Co lumbia club. Mrs. Adams in this city says she is sure her husband is not the man in question. She says she called up the "Colonial" club, in In dianapolis, and was told that the hus band of the woman who killed herself was Frank B. Adams. Mrs. Frank R. Adams has lived here for years, in cluding the time when her - husband was professor of organ at Ohio Wes ley an university. Story in the News. The News also printed a local story in which it is stated - that notwith standing the fact that Adams had a wife living at Delaware, O., he had married the woman who committed suicide at Logansport. The story in the Xews referred to is as follows: Frank R. Adams, of Indianapolis, could not be found today. He is out of the city much of the time. Friends of his have learned much in the last few days about him that they never knew before. One friend, when told that there was a report that Adams had another wife in Delaware, O., said it was true, and that the Mrs. Adams who killed herself could not have been married to him. It seems that she was however. A telegram to The Xews from its correspondent at Lo gansport says they were married there March 15. 1904, at the home of the bride's mother. The minister who per formed the ceremony was the Rev. J. H. Craig. v : This marriage was illegal if Adams already had a legal wife In Delaware, O. Adams, of Indianapolis, seems to be, without doubt, the Frank R. Ad ams, of Delaware. O.. for his friends say he was at one time a teacher of organ at Ohio Wesleyan university. The "Colonial' club, of" Indianapolis, spoken of in the dispatch from Del- WAS VICTIM OF CANCER Mrs. Mary Ruth Hurst, aged 70 years died early this morning at her home 211(1 Main street, from cancer. The deceased was a member of the First M. E. church and has a host of friends who will be grieved to hear of her death. She was the daughter of G. M. Jordon of Economy and has always lived in this county. She has been married twice, her first husband being Henderson Lamb. Later she married C. M. Hurst. Mrs. Hurst is survived by two daugh ters, Mrs. Augusta Haynes of Hunts ville. Ind.. and Mrs. Kmm L. Brown of this city; a brother, the Rev. W. S. Jordon of Indianapolis, and a sister. Miss Sarah Ellen Jordon of this city. The funeral will take plai Friday afterpoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home, the Rev. R. J. Wade officiating. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery. Friends may call at any time. GILBERT IS SAID BE UNAUTHORIZED ACT AS All AGENT N Man Who Denounced Indian apolis Crooks as Swindlers Now Appears Locally in a Very Bad Light. RAILROAD SOCIETIES DON'T KNOW OF MAN Stati That the Organizations Hftve Never Solicited Local Merchants to Subscribe to Funds. New developments have arisen In regard to the swindling scheme where by Richmond merchants lost $500 that are apttpXassume interesting proportions and cause local merchants to sit up and take notice. In the first place it appears that the man Gilbert who represented himself to be the authorised collector for the Railroad Employes Association and who branded the two Indianapolis strangers as swindlers. Is just as big a crook himself as either of the oth er two. It is absolutely denied by all of the railroad organisations that any. one whatsoever is authorized to col lect benefit funds for their" organiza tions. It Is further stated that no one has ever been authorised to collect such funds and local merchants who have been giving to the organizations for years have been victimized by clever swindlers. - Statement of Sehl. Charles A. Sehl. 820 North F street. president of the local Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, stated today that money had never reached them that had been collected from Richmond merchants for a benefit fund for the organizations. He further stated that all of the associations are now. and always have been on a splendid finan cial footing and have never felt the need of calling upon Richmond mer chants for help. It is even stated that in the constitution of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Brother hood of Firemen and Engineers, of which Gilbert claimed to be a mem ber, and of which he showed a letter head to the business men of this city, that no benefit funds shall be collect ed or advertising schemes promoted for the purpose of obtaining- money for the organizations. Mr. Sehl states that Gilbert (whose first name is unknown) is unheard of in railroad circles. . The matter has been investigated and there is no such person in the employ of the railroad company and so he could not possibly belong to the association of which be claimed he was a member. Fleeced For Years. It appears that Richmond merchants have been fleeced out of money for many years. Sharon K. Jones, of Jones Hardware store states that' he has been donating to what he thought was the Railroad Employes association for the past twenty years. Mr. Jones states that Gilbert possessed papers pu ported to be 'genuine from the Brotherhood of Firemen and Engi neers and bearing their seal and let ter head, which gave him the author ity to make such collections. Gilbert appeared to be much worried over the fact that the Indianapolis men had buncoed so many business men oat of money which rightfully should have been reposing comfortably m his own pockets. He even visited Mr. Jones's store on three different occasions af ter the Indianapolis men had made their getaway and inquired anxiously if any thing had been heard ss to their' whereabouts and deplored the House Leader Willing to Take Off High Stocking Tariff If He Can Get Reductions Ha Wants. . PRESIDENT TAFT IS SHOWN BY BEVERIDGE Indications for Senate Maxi mum and Minimum, Cus toms Court, Corporation Tax, Drawback Will Win. Chicago, July 15. -John Calla O'Laughlin says In the Tribune today in a dispatch Hied last night: It looks tonight as f the senate Is to triumph in securing the adoption of its amendments to the administrative feature of the tariff bill, while the house Is to be the victor in many of the schedules. Summarised It is ex pected that the house conferees will accept the senate's: Maximum and minimum provision Customs court. Drawback plan. Corporation tax. In return for these concessions! tt to demanded by the house conferees or rather Representative Payne, the lead er, that the lower rates in the bill that bears the name of the New York mem ber. be approved by Senator Aldrich and his colleagues. To prove his sin cerity in favor of these reductions Mr. Payne is understood to be willing to CO so far as to abandon the high du ties imposed in the house bill on gloves and hosiery and accept those fixed by the senate. ; BeverMge Talks Right Out. Payne has the support of President Taft. . The latter was Informed . , by Senator Beveridge at a three hoars' conference this: afternoon that ; senti ment In Indiana was such that If the senate rates were maintained he would have to vote against the bill upon its final passage. There is no doubt that the views of Senator - Beveridge greatly Impressed the president for he urged at a confer ence he had tonight with Senator Aid rich. Mr. Payne, and Attorney General Wlckeraham that the lower rates ia the two bills should be accepted. At this conference also the corpor ation tax was discussed at great length. Payne and other house confer ees have shown strenuous opposition to this tax. They do not believe it sound and refuse to have anything to do with It. They assert there Is no good reason why the Inheritance tax incorporated by the house in its bill sould not be accepted by the president In Hen of the corporation tax. espe cially as It once had been recomsaend ed by the executive. While Aldrich and his associates as' strongly object to the corporation tax, the fear to place the president In an awkward po posltlon before the country and have valiantly defended It. Scope of Measure Changed. During the conference tonight, Mr. Taft spoke of the corporation tax ae a "party measure.. It appears that the scope of the provisions has been teat erially changed as. a result of farther consideration given It by the president and attorney general. T: In the new version besides the re duction of the rate of taxation from 2 to 1 per cent and the elimination of the Clapp amendment making hold with other corporations, the provision for taxing Incomes derived from bonds In excess of the capital stock of the poration Issuing them has been chang ed materially. In spite of these modifications, however, Payne still falls to aee any good in the cor potation tax. It was assumed by the administration that Speaker Cannon and Payne had ae-' eepted the amendment when It was originally- proposed, but Payne's friends claim that while Cannon may have been a party to the agreement. Payne was not. In spite of this flare up, which some persons here tonight are describing as almost a deadlock, indications are that the Taft provis ion In the end will be adopted by the There is no doubt whatever' ae to the acceptance by: the house confer ees of the maximum and - minimum provisions, customs court, and draw back plan, an of which bear the par entage of the senate. Payne was a firm believer In the maximum and minimum and the drawback provisions which the house approved, but it has been shown to him that the senate draft la superior In both respects. Real Fight Narrows to Rates. " The bouse at first wss Inclined to look with suspicion upon the senate customs court proposition, but after Payne had studied it and learned that Taft desired Its acceptance, he an nounced for himself and his col leagues that they would be wC2zg to recommend Its adoption. . The real fight, therefore, as antici pated from the beginning; at last has narrowed down to the Question of rates. Representative Payne to so tar as the hoses to .(Continued on Page Nine.) JjNDIANA Fair and warmer. Continued on Pae K2ml ,i Con tinned on Fret 2324.