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AND SUN-TELEGRAM, RICHMOND, IND., SUNDAY 3IOKNING, AUGUST 8, 1909. I VOL. XXXIV. KO. 272. - SINGLE COPY, 3 CEXTS. t: CLABKSON TELLS ODDEST STOBY OF ECCENTRIC LIFE Disappeared From Home A!- most a Month Ago and Was Found Working in Sabula, la., Button Factory. MEMORY LACKING DETAILS OF STRANGE EXPERIENCE Boarded Electric Car With No i Idea of Destination Read i Baseball But Overlooked L Own Pictures. Kenosha, Wis., Aug. 6. According to his own story a severe electric etorm temporarily dethroned the rea son of Joseph R. Clarkson, former cir cuit Judge of Omaha and for many years a prominent local attorney, and ent him tramming across the country AS a day laborer In as strange an es capade as ever was painted by the viv id pen of Edgar Allen Poe. Tonight safely home again and sur rounded by his wife, aged mother and Ifriends, the Jurist explained how hid (Intention of taking a short walk de veloped Into a month's mysterious ab tsence. The Judge has not as yet fully recov ered his memory and he is still hazy on some points of his remarkabla snory. wniel seemingly in perfect (physical condition and with a rapidly strengthening mentality, a complete restoration of all his faculties is be lieved to be but a question of time. Judge Clarkson, who was found work ring in a button factory at Sabula, (lowa, slipped unknown into Kenosha llate last night Today he spent quiet ly indoors and tonight is much re freshed. Remarkable Story Told. .Judge Clarkson's story is outlined ly his friend John Burns, who found 3itm, as follows: "Judge Clarkson left his office on the night of July 14, with the inten tion of going to his home and taking a night's rest in preparation for a busy day's work on the following day, but after a restless night he left his home Just after two o'clock in the morning and following his custom, lie walked west to the tracks of the Chicago & Northwestern railway, and then south to the state line.. At the time Judge Clarkson left Kenosha lie had no other idea than to take a long walk and get back to the city in time to be at his office but once out in the open he was caught In a heavy thunderstorm and in this storm he deemed to get away from the natural run of his life and when the sky clear ed a spirit of wanderlust was upon him. He walked on for miles until he came to an electric railway car and When he boarded this car he had no idea of where he was going;. It landed him in Evanston and from there he drifted to Chicago. There he had his moustache and beard shaved off. Next he sold the tailor made Clothing which he wore and bought a (suit of workingman's clothing. Remembers But Poorly. Judge Clarkson remembers doing these things. He also remembers that In his failing mentality he did not for get his love for baseball and one of the things he did was to buy a paper to scan the ball scores, overlooking tor failing to be impressed with the glaring headlines that told of his dis upearance. He remained in Chicago In a semi rational condition for two or three days, but after that his memory com pletely lapsed and he has only been Able to tell of his actions in small part BRAFFETT WINS THF HI CUP Defeated Seidel in Match Play Yesterday. The first eighteen holes of the golf match for the Nusbaum cup which was played yesterday afternoon at the Country club between Frank. Braffeit and George Seidel resulted in a vic tory for Mr. Braffett by the score of 3 up. The last eighteen holes will probabyl be played next Saturday, The' greens were in fine condition this afternoon and some excellent play ing was seen. The contest was very close . and was witnessed by a num ber of golf enthusiasts from out of the city. Several of the ;most difficult holes were made below bogie. cpicuous in a court-martial as in a high finance investigation. Matteawan may succeed in estab lishing a notable reputation as a de mentia cure. THE WEATHER PROPHET. JNrAN A-Cloudy and local storms, FIREME1 tlJURED Six Hundred Girls Thrown In to Panic by Fire in New York Building. FOUGHT AGAINST CROWD New York, Aug. 7. Twelve firemen were injured and COO girls in adjoin ing buildings were thrown into a panic today by a blaze at No. 45 Mer cer street An immense crowd gath ered and the reserves of three stations had a hard fight to preserve order. DURING THE WEEK First for Thirty-seven in Which No Rainfall Was Put On Record. SPRINKLED ON TWO DAYS 8ELD0M HAS SUCH PROTRACTED SEASON OF RAIN BEEN EXPER IENCED IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY. The past week was the first one since the week of Nevember 24 with only a trace of rain. The number of ! weeks when more than a trace of rain J has fallen aggregates 37. which is a is a report made by meterological ob server Walter Vosler, stationed at the pumping station east of the city. The report for the past week shows traces of rain fell on Sunday and Wed nesday, However the total amount was insufficient to make a record. In other respects the weather report fo the week shows that it was warm with bright sunshiny days. Monday and Wednesday are the only partly cloudy days of the week. The record for maximum temperature for the week was that of yesterday. The thermometer ""registered 88 degrees. Yesterday's record in respect to the minumum temperature for the week is also the lowest, 57 degrees being registered. The temperature report for each day of the week is as fol lows: High Low Sunday 85 65 Monday 86 62 Tuesday S3 61 Wednesday 85 62 Thursday 86 64 Friday 85 62 Saturday 88 57 TOWN DESTROYED BY FIERCE FLAME Eleven Buildings in Lafontain, Indiana; Were Lost Through Fire. DEFECTIVE FLUE CAUSE FOUR PERSONS INJURED AND SOME OWNERS LEFT PENNI LESS BY MERCILESS FLAMES IN THEIR ONSLAUGHT. Wabash, Ind., Aug. 7. Fire this af ternoon almost wiped out the town of LaFountain, this county, burning elev en buildings with a loss of $ 15,000. Fire started from a defective flue in the Mrs. Dillon Millinery Store and rapidly spread to other buildings. The postofflce was burned but it is thought all the mail was removed. Mrs. Sail ors ,a widow, who owned the build ing carried no insurance. xShe had no other property, and is left penniless. Four persons were injured, including Pete Henry, a Wabash fireman, REMARKABLE WAS VOYAGE OF SHIP Driven Back by Cape Horn Gales. Freemantle, West Australia, Aug. 7. The Welsh barque Denbigh Castle, which left Cardiff on October 9 with coal for the west coast of South Am erica has arrived here, after having been out 253 days, and after all hope of hearing of her again had been aban doned. ; The vessel has spent many weeks en deavoring to beat around Cape Horn, but was driven back repeatedly by gales. Finally the captain gave up the attempt, and. put about for the Cape of Good Hope with the intention of going round Australia and across the Pacific. This is one of the most remarkable voyages oa record. RECORDS BROKE JAIL ADDITION CONSIDERED 6Y COUNTY BOARDS Inspection Trip Made Follow ing Discussion of Project in Which Views Ware Inter changed. LETTER FROM BUTLER UPON CARE FOR INSANE Subject of Removing Women Prisoners From Home for Friendless Jail Caused Dif ference. The county oficials including the commissioners and the council are willing to entertain the subject of erecting an addition to the county jail. It will be intended for the care of the insane, both men and women and the detention of juveniles. This decision is evident from their attitude express ed yesterday afternoon following the conference of the board of charities and officials. It was decided to hold a public meeting Wednesday afternoon at the court house at 2:30 o'clock. Amos W. Butler, of Indianapolis, Sec retary of the state board of charities and Dr. S. E. Smith, superintendent of the Eastern Indiana Hospital for the Insane will be invited to be pre sent and address the officials and pub lic on the subject. The question must be settled in the next 30 days, as the commissioners must make up their list of appropriations to be asked of the council in this length of time in order that the county council may appropri ate the money and comply with the law. Mis Franciss Robinson and Mrs. James Beeson representing the chari ties board, C. E. Wiley president Rob ert Beeson and Barney Linderman county commissioners Walter Commons chairman of the county council and Linus P. Meredith sheriff, discussed the question of the new addition to the jail for the care of the county's insane at some length. The parties met in the commissioner's room in the court house where Miss Robinson read in a letter from Amos Butler, state secretary of the charities board in which he reviews the ouestion of counties carry for their insane when they could not be admitted to a state hospital for treatment. Letter From Secretary Butler Mr. Butler favored the placing, of the insane ward at the county infirm ary, west of the city. He says thelb cation is ideal. He mentioned a number of other counties which care for their insane in this maner. His letter was very lengthy and covered the subject thoroughly. However, Mr. Butler's views are not shared by the local officials. They believe that the addition should be erected on county property adjoining the jail. This location is favored be cause the state law provides that the insane of a county, until their admit tance to a state institution shall be under the surveilance of the sheriff. The sheriff lives in the jail and there fore would be on the spot and could give personal attention to the question without investingthe care of the pa tients to an assistant. No Site Is Proposed. ; The puestion of a site has not been settled upon offically. In fact the of ficials gave the impression yesterday that their decisions will depend laree- ly on what Dr. Smith and Mr. Butler advise on the subject. The county comissioners have not as yet asked an architect to figure on the addition but C. E. Wiley speaking for the board believes that an appro priation of from $7,000 to $9,000 will be necessary to erect and satisfactorily equip the ward. A difference of opinion exists be tween the county oficials and two members of the board of charities pr sent at yesterday's conference. The county officials are unanimous that th new ward should include a department for both women insane and prisoners. This would do away with the iail at the Home for Frlendlass. AH were unanimous thatt he addition should Include a detention ward for the ju veniles found guilty of delinquency. Residents Make Protest. The county officials say that the residents on South Tenth street near the Home for Friendless are anxious that it be removed and will be up In arms if eve a new jail or addition is made which does not include a wo men's department. Walter Commons of the county council said that the wo men s institution - waa nnweildlv and bard4o manage and very unsatisfac- torv.Sheriff Meredith sneakinc . hnth from a personal standpoint and also from what he believes his successor will wish stater that be wanted the women confined near the county jail. It is very unsatisfactory for the offi cer to have to go to the Home for Friendless to attend to his duties as required by law. ' Speaks for Home Jail. Miss Robinson in defense of the in stitution said that the various charity boards though the best way was to confine the men "and women insane and prisoners in sexate buildings. The Lincoln Penny Not on the Eagle Golden Will we hold his face; But to the common copper. The lowly coin instead Has fallen the distinction Of bearing Lincoln's head. The millionaire may seldom Those noble outlines grasp; gers The immage oft will clasp. The poor man will esteem it And mothers hold it dear The plain and common people He loved when he was here. N. Y. Sun. SILENCE GOLDEH BUT TALK EASIER Mrs. Sutton Resents Court's Mandate Requiring Abso lute Silence. NOW FAVORS OPEN COURT TELLS JUDGE EMBARRASSMENT BEFORE PUBLIC COULD BE NO GREATER THAN WHEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. (American News Service) Annapolis, Md., Aug. 7. Indignant becauseof a most drastic warning that she should not divulge in any way the proceedings in the morning's "star chamber" session pf the court which is investigating her son's death, Mrs. J. N. Sutton demanded this af ternoon that any further cross exami nation to which she may be subject ed shal be conducted in open court. "I would personaly have rather had my letters read in the open court. I could have stood the strain there as well as I did today behind closed doors" she said. That the public may be excluded from the case hereafter is a possi bility. The court adjourned to secret session over Mrs. Sutton's letters at 10:30 o'clock and the last question asked by Mr. Barney, consul of the defendant officers was whether the pro ceedings would be open when court reconvened at lOoclock n Monday morning. The question was not defi nately answered by the court and Mrs. Sutton mode a direct demand later Sutton made a direct demand later demand will, in all probability be granted by the court. Although per haps all of the witnesses with the ex ception of Mrs. Sutton who will go back on the stand Monday and Mrs. Parker, who will follow her, have been heard, there is a possibility that there may be others called to corroborate Mrs. Parker's testimony and that of Private Kennedy. She said that Mr. Butler often recall ed horrifying conditions and scandal as a result of men and women being kept in the same building. She be lieves it will be impossible to keep the women and men in their respec tive wards all the time. Miss Robin son also does not think the sheriff is seriously inconvenienced by the wo men being confined at the Home f6r Friendless. The charities board has control of the home and naturally feels a very friendly interest in it. Miss Robinson also saw no objec tion to taking the women prisoners to and from the home in the covered patrol wagon, which while diversion from the regular subject was none the less an interesting one. The men fevored walking the prisoners or tak ing them in a cab to their destination. Saturday Was Scrub Day. The inspection made of the jail was a brief one. Sheriff Meredith had the place in ship shape. No complaint was made relative to the appearance of things. The men who were on the inside of the building were clean and as tidy as their clothes would permit When complimented by the ladies for the tidiness and cleanliness of the jail, sheriff Meredith responded, "Oh Sat urday is always scrub day." Several small improvements will be made on the jail this fall by the county offi cials. There are a few insane men at the jail only one of whom is dangerous or noisy. He Is also unclean In his habits. However the visit to the Jail was a pleasant one in all respects. ADVOCATING PEACE Constantinople. Aug. 7. The French ambassador here is playing the lead ing role in trying to prevent an out break by reason of Croat's determina tion to throw off the suzeranity of Tur key and this afternoon he caled a con ference of the representatives of Russia Italy and England, the three other protecting powers. BANKERS TO CHINA St. Petersburg, Aug. 7. W. D. Straight, representing the American Bankers who wish to be represented in the award of the $27,500,000 loan of the Hankow-Sze-Houen railroad passed through today on bis way to Pekln. - - --- , SHAKE WRIGGLES OUT OF SCHEDULE BUT IS SCOTCHED New Law Carries Two Dis tinct Sections Referring to Harness and Other Leather Goods. TREASURY OFFICIALS MAKE INTERPRETATION Will Apply Lower Schedule to One Form of Products and Higher to Other to Avoid Conflicts. Washington, Aug. 7. Another snake wriggled out of the leather schedule today causing some confusion about the treasury building where officials are busy studying the new law. The new law carries two distinct sec tions referring to harness, saddles and saddlery, one Imposing a duty of 'JO per cent and the other a duty of 35 per cent. The latter Is an independ ent section of the law; the former is a part of the section amended by th? famous concurrent resolution balloted through at the last minute by congress to insure the votes of the Rocky mountain states of the bill. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Reynolds promptly proposed to kill the new snake. He believes his work will be more effective than the work of con gress in this particular. He says that in the Interpretation of the law the treasury officials will follow the most specific law wherever there is a seem ing conflicting provision. In this case the section imposing the 2f per cent duty is the most specific an its provision will be enforced by collect ors of customs. New Law Admits Error. Section 450 of the new law deals with hides and leathers and carries this language: "That harness, saddles and saddlery in sets or in parts fin ished or unfinished, composed . wholly or in chief value of leather, shall pay a duty of 20 per centum ad valorem.' Section 461 which follows the glove sections of the new law, carries this language: "Harness, saddles, saddlery, in sets or in parts, finished or unfin ished, 3vper cent ad valorem." Under theN-interpretation of the law by treasury officials harness and sad dlery made of leather will pay 3 per cent duty. There is harness made of horse hides and of skins and not made of the leather from the hides of cattle and calves. This will have to pay the duty of 35 per cent. COMES BACK HOME E Alfred Vanderbilt's European Pleasures Ruined by Tragic Suicide. WAS A SOCIAL OUTCAST SHUNNED BY FORMER FRIENDS, HE FELT SLIGHTS KEENLY AND RETURNS TO NEW YORK CHA GRINED London, Aug. 7. His season's pleas ure ruined by the suicide of Mrs. Ruiz the beautiful woman with whom his name was linked, Alfred Gwynne Van derbilt. sailed today on the Lusitania for New York. Since the beauty's tragic death and the subsequent notoriety resulting 10 one The tmmti read this paper. That is why yen can get just the man yon want when- yon want him by rosing a Want Ad in this paper. These little men hunters are no respecters of persons. They brine results to all at the same cost of bnt a few pennies. Employer get tbsr pick from the best this way. Employe get the best job this way. Ho need to stand around with your hands in your pockets. Read and Answer Today 's TTant Ads. AUTHORESS IS SHOT Madame Niegovskaia Killed in Pistol Duel With Murd- -erous Robbers. HUSBAND AWAY FROM HOME (American News Service) Kiev. Austria. Aug. ".Robbers killed Madame Niegovskaia. the Rus sian authoress in a pistol duel. She fought .with them when they invaded her home on her estate near Corutch in the absence of her husband. She was shot before she succumbed and had put the robbers to flight before she fell. JUSTICE IS DONE BY BERLIN COURT Gave Man Divorce Because Woman Marred Figure to Appear Fashionable. WAS STRENUOUS EFFORT AND WHEN IT WAS OVER DEAR HUBBIE BECAME ANGRY AT THE SPECTACLE WIFEY PRESENTED IN HER ATTIRE. Berlin, Aug. 7. The "unholy" fash ions denounced by Roman Catholic or gans are responsible for a remarkable divorce just granted by the courts in Silesia. On the representation that his wife had become intolerably thin in order to accommodate her figure to a mod ish dress a Silesian judge has been awarded a decree nisi and the res pondent declared guilty In the eyes of the law. I The petitioner said that when he married his wife she was naturally of good figure. This year she suddenly decided that she must be thinner to keep pace with the fashions: She be gan a strenuous "cure" which reduced her by thirty-one pounds In three months. She rode on horseback for three hours each morning, played ten nis for two hours, took several daily walks lasting an hour each, and ate like a bird. Her rosy complexion was gradually changed to chronic paleness. She dwindled away until her weight, though she was five feet ten inches, was only 133 pounds. She attained her ambition, however, and could wear a really fashionable gown. When the judge forbade his wife to continue fading away she defied him. In the divorce proceedings the Judge contended that his wife had deceived him because he had bargained to mar ry a lady of natural and ample pro portions. Had she been IlPlt would have been his duty to watch her grow thin uncomplainingly. But as she had sacrificed herself merely in response to the dictates of mad fashion he claimed the right to be rid of her. Af ter a fiery attack on barbaric styles by the judge's councel the divorce was granted. from an attempt to cover up the find ings of the inquest, a phase of which was the bribery of free lance news paper men, Vanderbilt has striven to escape public notice. Shortly after the affair he went motoring on the continent. His coaching has been a complete fizzle this eason, and not only did he fail to receive any patronage but the weather was extremely unpropi tiuos and Vanderbilt for the most part drove empty coaches in the rain. He has been shunned by all society people and is said to have felt the slights keenly. Van der Horst Koch, who drove one of his coaches to Brighton left with him. Webb Ware, one of his closest friends remains here to wind up bis affairs for the summer. On Getting a Day Labor er, or a Job a Laborer, I I ops HEW THEATER IS TO BE COMPLETED WHEIl SPECIFIDE Artificial Light Used and Car penters Busy at Night to Hurry Construction Work Along. . GOOD ATTRACTIONS ARE .. PROMISED BY MANAGER Protection Against Fire Best In Any Building in City to Comply With Legal Require ments. ' " ' " Work on the new Murray theater which is being erected at the corner of Tend and Main streets Is being pushed with all possible haste. The carpenters are. working at nights now in an effort to complete the building by October U The brick work la all finished and work on the interior deco ration inrl tlllnv rt ..AH.. W UV7 IHIIUMJIIUUI will be commenced shortly. The theater when completed wil be one of the most modern and up-to-date structures In this section of the coun try. Its cost wil be approximately $50,000. The seating capacity of the new theater will be 800. There will be 48 box seats. 24 on each side. In view of the strictness of the law of the state in regard to exits, provisions has been made for five exits from the ground floor and three from the bal cony. Will Have Water Curtain. The stage wil be 28 feet deep and the proscenium arch 30 feet wide by 21 feet high. An asbestos curtain and asbestos roof will be constructed in suring perfect fire protection. There will also be a water curtain on the order of the fire curtains In the thea ters In the large cities and when the heat reaches a certain point a fuse burns out causing a large stream or water to run down the curtain be tween the auditorium and the stage. This curtain Is required by the state lams. There will be two fire walla dividing the theater into three com plete parts. It will thus be practically Imposible for fire to spread from one section to another. Eight dressing; rooms will be built with two exits provided for each room, s Heating and Decorating. The theater will be heated throutrn- out by steam. A large boiler and fur nace have been installed directly un derneath the sidewalk and It Is stat ed that there will be no danger what ever of fire from this source. The building wil be epulpped with a va cum cleaning system and will be thouroughly cleaned after each night performance. " - The color scheme of the decorations will be green throughout. The bouse will be panelled off in relief work In sea greea and the various shades of old ivory. It wil be very attractive. The women s reception room will be colored in Ivory and old rose. The carpet on the ground floor of the auditorium will be or a rich shade of green velvet. It Is said that the seaU will be "roomier' than those of any thiter in the state. They will be 22 inches wide and 30 Inches from back to back thus assuring ample apace for even the most portly; Mr. Murray stated that the seats would be con structed with the view of maklnr everyone comfortable for no one could enjoy a show with his knees all cramp ed up. The floor or the lobby will be of tile and the wainscoatlng of mar ble. Good Attractions Promised. It was stated by the contractor to day that the theater would surely be opened and ready fir attractions by October . Many excellent vaudeville features have been secured for the opening week by manager Murray and a high class bill will be offered. It is also Mr. Murray's intention to se cure if possible, several Independent attractions inductor the 8hnbrts mil others who are not In the theater trust. Mr. Murray stated that the new law in Indiana governing the construction of theaters was more strict than In aor other state In the union. He said that it would be Impossible to build a thea ter like the Gen net t or the New Phil lips now In view of the law which vu made recently. It was necessary for me state inspector to view the plans before the structure was started and it will be necessary for him to in spect and approve the building wha completed before it can be used. CITY BALL GAMES The Starr Pianos had everything their own way - yesterday afternoon and defeated the Athletics by the de cided score of 15 to 1. The battery for the Starrs was KnbJeabeclc aad Sullivan: for the Athletics Kunlen beck and Howard. The T. M. C. Am took a fall out of the leaders at East haven yesterday In a close same, 10 to ft. Battery for the T. M. C. JLs Hiatt and Denny; for Easthaven Tg) and Suavely. " .'