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RICHMOOT) FAIXABIIJM
AJ!TO SUN-TELEGRAM.
VOL. XXXIV. NO. 273.
RICHMOND, IN1 BIONDA.Y EVENINtx, AUGUST 9, 1909.
SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS.
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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.)
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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. '

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