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AJ!TO SUN-TELEGRAM. VOL. XXXIV. NO. 273. RICHMOND, IN1 BIONDA.Y EVENINtx, AUGUST 9, 1909. SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. T BODY Of CHABLES HELMS WAS FOUND III All OLD CANAL IWell Known Cambridge City Young Man Is Believed to Have Drowned Himself in a Suicidal Attempt. tGRIEVED GREATLY OVER MOTHER'S DEATH lit Is Thought by His Father v That Young Man's Constant Brooding Caused Him to Become Insane. Cambridge City, Ind.. Aug. 9. The aajRterious disappearance of Charles sjfeelms of this place, has at last been olved. After a day of diligent search ing throughout this city and in this neighborhood, tUe body of the young nan was found X-eerday morning by Mr. Ingerman, flooring in the old Whitewater jcanal, ' northwest of the city. The body was fcemoved to the home of the-Moung raan'p father, Char lea Helms pr., and Coroner Bram kamp was immediately notified of the discovery. The suicide theory is ad tranced. I Helms, Who was 23 years of age, disappeared from his home early Sat urday morning. It is the belief of the !boys father that for me past few weeks, since a recent inness, his son bas been mentally unbalanced. It has (been necessary to keep a close watch (over the young man. as it was feared Ithat the impulse of self destruction hpas uppermost in hp mind. Both feather and, son had been sleeping to gether at nights and on the morning ' of his disappearance Ahe father awoke early to find that his son was gone. The boy wakscantjiy attired, wearing too shoes, haOucjuoat. The alarm was Immediately given by the ringing of bells and ' searching parties were at JiDce Instituted. He was seen early in he morning by several persons. The fcanal was dragged and the search con tinued throughout the day but no trace of the missing boy was discovered lintil early Sunday morning. Mourned Mother's Death. Circumstances surrounding the Heath are very pathetic. The boys mother died only a couple of months ago and the son brooded over this fact considerably, having frequently ex pressed a desire that he was "where Siother is." It is the general lmpres ion that the loss of his mother so - preyed upon young Helms' s mind as to cause him to become mentally de ranged. Coroner Bramkamp spent a part of the day yesterday in . Cambridge City Investigating the matter and gaining all the information possible relative to the disappearance and discovery. He Etated that the evidence In the case ore unmistakable proof of suicide and a verdict that death was due to teelf destruction will probably be returned. A MEAN OLD MOUSE (lumps Out of a Box and City Officers Hit for High Spots. I NO CASUALTIES RESULT V This wasn't any blind mouse and there were not three of them, nor any (farmer's wife to do the chasing with a pairing knffe, but, nevertheless, this tone big gray rat caused as much con- Cternation as the mice of the nursery ong. As a trash box was dumped into a wagon in front of the city building (this morning, the rat jumped out 'Sam Roberts pulled his skirts about ftilm and deserted his Morris chair at the corner of the building. Charles Ginex bolted for the basement and the city's employe dropped the box. But It was a discriminating rat and not moved to teasing, so kept going for Main street as fast as it could Beam ier. Then rat killing stories were in prder and Charles Ladd was awarded the belt HAD NARROW ESCAPE ' S. E.. S wayne while drlTlng his auto mobile north of Centerville Saturday night, had a narrow escape from a serious accident. The road at one place is very narrow and in giving it to a woman who was driving he ran his machine into the ditch along side the road. Fortunately the machine eras not overturned. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Cloudy and local stormsJjM dedicated jmd occujiled la October Jj Jury Which Scene In the court room during the hearing: to determine the mental condition of Harry K. Thaw. In the front row from left to right are District Attorney Jerome, Harry K. Tuaw and Attorney Morschauser. Behind them are Francis M. Winslow, Dr. McDonald1. Mrs. Mary C. Thaw, John E. Mack, Dr. H. Ernest Schmld and Dr. Britton D. Evans. MAKES CONTRACT FOR THE POSTERS Beautiful Fall Festival Adver tising Will Soon Be Ready. WORK OF MRS. EGGEMEYER DESIGN THIS YEAR WILL BE LARGER THAN THAT USED LAST YEAR AND WILL BE SOLD AT MODERATE PRICE. E. H. Harris secretary of the Fall Festival association who was in CinT cinnati Saturday, contracted with a large lithographing firm of that city for the printing of 3,000 posters to be used as window displays in adver tising the festival, to be held here October 6, 7, 8. The lithographs are to be the exact reproduction of the design furnished by Mrs. Maude K. Eggemeyer. The posters will be larger than those of last year, the dimensions be ing 28 by 42 inches. These will be large enough to fit into the average size store door in case the merchants prefer to put them in such a place. When placed in a show window they will be even more attractive. The posters are to be printed on the best of paper. Owing to the expense at tached in getting them out, it will be necessary for the association to sell them. The price will be 25 cents each. Miss Stewart's Work. One of the posters which received honorable mention and was nearly equal in beauty and nearly as appro priate as that furnished by Mrs. Egge meyer was the work of Miss Marie H. Stewart of Indianapolis, a former Richmond young woman. At the time the awards were made no one knew who furnished this design but Post master J. A. Spekenhier received a letter today in which Miss Stewart stated that it was her design. It shows a woman seated in a circular frame. In the back ground is a line of factory buildings. At the woman's feet are different products of the soil. MANY WILL ATTEND A large number of local residents have signified their intention of at tending the automobile races at In dianapolis August 19-20-21. A local autotst said today that every owner of a machine who could possibly leave the city would be at Indianapolis. It will be the first time that the majority of the local autoists have ever had an oportunity to Witness races of such a nature. Owing to the dusty condition of the roads it is probable that local parties will not go ina body. PROGRESSING FAST The contractor erecting the new dormitory for the Wernle orphans' home southeast of the city, has pro gressed very rapidly with the work and is now engaged in finishing plaster ing the building. The work will be completed in time for occupancy by November 1. It is probable that If the home officials desire, the building may Heard Thaw's A BALLOON DISPLAY Nearly a Hundred and Fifty Will Be Sent Up by the Fall Festival. TICKETS ARE ATTACHED Gas balloons fifteen inches in diam eter will be sent up by the advertis ing committee of the Fall Festival as sociation previous to the holding of the second annuaT event in this city, Oc tober 0-7-S." One hundred an dforty four such balloons have been ordered. The color scheme of the big festival will be carried out as nearly as possi ble In these balloons. In order that the balloons will be watched, tickets will be attached to the balloons which will be of value to the finder, if presented to the mer chants offering the prizes. A postal card and the Fall Festival "turn-me-over" cards will also be attached to the balloons. Whoever finds the bal loon following their descent is request ed to mail the self addressed postal card. Fire balloons were not secured trih year because of the danger to property. This foresight on the part of the com mittee will be appreciated by the farm ers. A L WORSTS BURGLAR Negro Drops Tools and Flees When He Sees the Gro tesque Features. COULD STAND BILLIKEN BUT THE NOISE HE MADE WHILE ABSENTING HIMSELF FROM CHAPULTEPECCO AWAKENED THE FAMILY. (American News Service) St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 9. The gro tesque features of an Aztec idol frightened a negro burglar into hys terics while he was pursuing his vo cation at the residence of Charles H. Tucker early this morning. Stepping upon the front porch the burglar broke a small hole in the window pane, turn ed the lock, opened the sash and went in. He took the bedrooms on the second floor first, opening the bureau draw ers, turning back the sheets and look ing in the conventional places for pocketbooks and jewelry. Somewhat disappointed in this, - he threw some clothing into a pile with the intention of taking that if nothing else offered. Billiken Watched. The Intruder, thus far, had been working under the friendly gaze of Billiken. He now went to the library, where a desk promised better. Just as his hand was inserting the jimmy he chanced to see Chapultepecco, the idol, setting on the mantelpiece. This little fellow, in his time may have been the Aztec Billiken. The smile is there but owing to the crudeness of art In that epoch the expression is some what strained. "i The burglar dropped his flashlight and jimmy with a crash and awoke the family with the noise he made in getting out of the house. The idol, with other relics of a dead people, was brought from Mexico last winter when Mr. Tucker made a.bosl- GRINNING IDO tr& to that country Sanity Case "ROLL DEM BONES" TOO LOUD Sporting Song in Colored Re sort Aroused Officers Of the Law. DOOR WAS SMASHED OPEN IN THE MIXUP JOHN HENRY WHITE AND CHARLES . MILLER WERE CAPTURED, BUT OTHER GAMESTERS ESCAPED. "Ladies and gentlemen, we will now present to you our best act of the evening, a duet su'ng by Messrs. John Henry White and Charles Miller, "Roll dem Bones." That is the announcement the cop pers heard indistinctly (or thought they heard) eruinating from the pool room for colore dsports on Fort Wayne avenue yesterday. And then the coppers attuned their applause to the music of the dice on the pool ta ble and with a mighty heave against the door went in. Both Were Released. They corralled John Henry, who for all his name is very black, and Miller who is of a lighter hue. The others O, they got away in the shuffle and the coppers didn't see them going. As for the White & Miller company, they were caught without the goods, that is the spotted bones, and as there was no evidence they had to be released this morning. The police say there has been fre quent complaint against this pool room. It is alleged games of chance are played there often. Tne pool room Is so arranged with tables as to make it difficult of access. By the time the front door is opened the oc cupants of the back room may have obliterated all traces. IT WAS A party of well known local citizens including Sheriff Linus Meredith, El mer Eggemeyer, Wood Bricker, John Bayer, Ben Price and Albert Morel went to Cincinnati yesterday in an automobile. As they entered the city at a fast clip one wheel of the machine ran into a ditch which had been cov ered up, but was still in a soft con dition. Imagine with what delight Cincinnati residents gathered around the stranded machine and watched the autoists using a shovel and pick. The machine was finally righted and the party continued on their Journey. The Cincinnati-Philadelphia- baseball game was witnessed in the afternoon. SPEKENHIER TO GO Postmaster J. A. Spekenhier will at tend the National convention of the first grade postmasters at Toledo, Aug. 19, 20, 21. He will be the only representative from this district as there are no other post offices of the first grade.; One of the principal ev ents before the convention will be the dedication of the new federal building of Toledo by Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock. The sessions of the convention will be devoted primarily to the discussion of subjects of bene- CHORUS INSPIRING fito japstmifltery - - , HEAT WAVE HITS THE HIGH POINT 111 THIS SECTION With Unabated Fury Old Sol's Rays Bombarded Swelter ing Humanity, Many of Whom Flee to Woods. LIVERY BARNS DID A GREAT BUSINESS Heat Wave Was Still in Evi dence Today But Mercury Dropped Few Points and Breeze Sprang Up. Was it hot enough for you yester day? Accoring to- the official thermome- ter at the waterworks jumping sta gistered 91 degree yesterday after- noon from 1:30 to 2jS0 o'clock. It was the hottest day ofthe year by 2 de- grees and no onewho was; compelled to remain in thecity will dispute the fact. It is to be remembered that it t was hotter in the city pumping station! than at the "Isn't it fierce," and "This is the worst ever," wer common Expressions on the streets yesterday. The parka and t he woods of the surrounding county were just fiuedwith swelter ing humanity who sought relief from the sun's hot rays, and the liverymen did a land office business. It was im possible to get a horse or vehicle of any description after noon yesterday. Every one wanted to get out in the country and liverymen of the city re port the largest business of any day this year. The ice man. viewed the mercury in the little glass tube with a beaming countenance while the coal man wore that woebegone expression as he wiped away the beads of perspir ation from his brow and wondered it winter would ever come. Cool Breeze Arrives. A cool breeze later in the afternoon helped matters somewhat and tended to make life bearable. Many of the thermometers of the city registered as high as 9t$ and 97 degrees and one thermometer reached the 100 mark during the hottest part of the after noon. It "sure was some" hot day and here's hoping Old Sol may be more lenient in. his distribution of heat in the future, and consider the feelings of those who own no automo biles and must "grin and bear it." While it is plenty hot enough today the fact that we are living in the tem perate and not the torrid zone is more easily realized. At noon the official hA,-v.nmrtar at ttiA mi m nine Station showed 80 degrees with prospects of going up. The weatner man oners no relief tomorrow, the forecast being "fair and continued warm." RAILS WERE SPREAD Owing to a small wreck near Ham ilton early this morning, it was neces sary to detour all the passenger trains both to and from Cincinnati via Xenia. Spreading rails caused the derailment of seven cars of a freight train. The cars jumped the track while the train was going at a fair rate of speed and were considerably damaged. The wreck crew from Hamilton was called and the debris was cleared away from the right of way in time to allow the afternoon trains to pass. THEATER CHANGES. Work on the repairs of the Gennett theater have been started and will be completed within a few days. The im provements are confined to the stage. A new lighting system is being in stalled which will improve the stage effects. l tkcn a Tvuewilter ia toot one ? In either case, it Is a savtoc for you to get yqnsmtwf with our little Want Ads. They talk to thousands every day. Ia day or two they will find a Bayer for the macfciae that is not workiat ia a day or two they will Buy just the machine that yon want, at a bargain. Let oar little Want Ad Hostlers take care of these details. It aaeaas dollars to yoo. Think it over. Read and Answer Today's Want Ads. BLACKSMITH VS. TOOTH. Milton. Ind., Aug. 9. Willis Lev erton, who runs a blacksmith shop here, has on exhibit a large three rooted tooth of his own. that he pulled himself. Friday. Mr. Lever ton stated to his friends that he tied a string 'round the tooth and began to pull. He said he pulled himself . around the shop three times and was making the round for the fourth time when he came up against the vice bench in his desperate struggles and that caused the tooth to come out. DRIVES HIS AUTO Oil SIDEWALK SO WAS GATHERED Amazing Spectacle Dumb founds Officer and He Tele phones to Headquarters for Chief's Orders. STAUBACH THOUGHT HE WAS BEING "KIDDED" City and County Officials Now Pondering If Young Howard Ashley Really Violated Any Of Laws. ' "Hen" Westenberg stopped In as tonishment. Then he shaded his eyes and looked harder. Next he closed his eyes and aimed his index finger at his nose, then hopped about cn one foot yes he was sane. There being nothing else for him to do, the policeman said he would be "durned" and began walking rapidly in the direction where the apparition appeared. So astonished his speech was almost lost, Westenberg bore down on his- prey. .. " It was a young man In an automo bile. It was on North D street. Is there anything uncommon about a young man in an automobile being on North D street? Was Limit Reached? Well rather. In this case the auto mobile t'.ie young man was driving happened to be on the sidewalk. And, also, it was on the wrong sidewalk. Westenberg thinks the limit of all things was reached this morning. To see a man driving an automobile on the sidewalk, skillfully avoiding tele phone poles, buildings and other min or obstacles was too much for the veteran of the department He tele- to headquarters for instnic- tions. Mopping the perspiration from his brow, the superintendent was in no mood for joking. (It's dreadfully hot at headquarters all the time and es pecially when the fan in Dan Gates's store is off duty.) Police Repartee, "Say, there's a fellow down here riding in an automobile on the side walk. Do you want him?" phoned the guardian of the no-th end. "What Don't you know its against orders to drink, when on duty. Re port up here at once." "No, honest, so help me this Isn't any joke.' "Joke! who said joke I thought you're old enough to see.' "Well, tell me if you want him, he's gettin' farther away all the time, and I am not very good at running. "Bring him up here, and let's see what you're got.' And the chief remarked something about calling out an extra as the heat had got Westenberg and be would have to be brought off his beat. But the chief was wrong. Westen berg really had seen an automobile making use of the sidewalk and this afternoon Howard Ashley, the young (Continued on Page Eight.) m rio On Baying or Setting a - Second-hand Typewriter office not werttor ? Or. de yoa TARIFF FIGHT Oil CLEAR TO FINISH CUMMINS ASSERTS Iowa Senator Outlines The Plan of Campaign to Be Fol lowed by the "Progressive Republicans.' LANNING TO SECURE THE PARTY'S CONTROL They Are Aligned for Battle Against the Element Repre-v sented in Congress by Sen. N. W. Aldrich. , Chicago. Aug. 9. War to tho limit. with no quarter asked or given, and with the control of the republican national organization the one great prize at stake, is officially declared by the "progressive" republicans. The republican national convention of 1912 is the promised field of the most spectacular battle of the cam paign already initiated. The tariff and how to revise It furnishes tha line of demarcation between the op posing forces. Senator Albert B. Cummins of Iowa . homeward bound from Washington, at Congress hotel, flung down the gaunt let for all practical purposes official ly and formally delivered the political ultimatum which opens hostilities be tween the progressive and the old ord er which has aligned itself behind the banner carried In Washington by Sen ator Nelson W. Aldrich. The only point of compromise which Senator Cummins suggested was that there would be a mutual fight against possible democratic control of con gress or the house of representative. Tariff the Republican Issue. "The democratic party has demon strated thoroughly Its Innocuous Ina bility to be trusted with the formu lation of a tariff law for the United States," said Senator Cummins. "I do not foresee any serious possibility of a democratic congressional or nat ional victory because of the passage of the new tariff law. Any republican law based upon the underlying prin ciple of protection is preferable to any democratic law based upon the; prin ciple of tariff for revenue. All re publicans will fight together when danger of a democratic congress heaves In sight.' "In my judgment, the tariff never again will be an Issue between the republican and democratic parties. It Is the decisive Issue between the two well defined elements within the re publican party. It is an issue which must and I believe will be settled definitely at the next national conven tion." The Iowa senator talked candidly and freely of the campaign plans of the progressive wing of republican ism. He held nothing In reserve and evidently spoke as one of authority within -the ranks, of the senators and representatives who believe the Payne tariff bill does not keep the pledges made in the Chicago platform of lfOS. Program of the Progressives. The big Items 'emphasized by Sen ator Cummins as critical points to be pushed to tte fore by the progressives axe these: 1. Placing In control at the head of organized republicanism men who will stand absolutely by platform pledges. - 2. Struggle for this policy at every convention local, congressional or state between now and 1912 where there are enough progressive republi cans to make it worth while. 3. No general revision of the tariff for perhaps a decade, bat re vision from time to time in partlculdr sched ules, as expert Investigation - demon strates to be necessary and at the same time conforming with the broad principle oi protection. - 4. Appointment of an expert tariff commission at the earliest practicable moment to furnish this information to congress. 5. And particularly no opposition to President Taft, whom the progres sive believe to have a thoroughly pro gressive program in hand for his ad ministration at least until the presi dential policy demonstrates the con trary. Campaign Is Under Way. Senator Cummins followed this out line of policy with the statement that the campaign had begun; that the bat tle in congress and the roll call when some of the progressives openly went on record in opposition to the tariff Diu as iramea were integral ana wen defined strategical moves on the part of the progressives and that he. for one. Is prepared to Immediately enter upon a speaking campaign in behalf of the general policy of the progressives. As for other progressives known in Washington as the "insurgents' they can speak for themselves, he declar ed. , The Iowa senator arrived '. from . Washington at -5 o'clock In the after- noon. He had been a traveKnf com- -panlon of Sneaker Cannon' for. whom ' tta alt hal th hiarlieat neraonal regard. " do not say the progressive plans at this time embody a light against ih riuelcrtktn of Sneaker Cannon. ha XGontlaTsed oaJQmX. '