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i T l VOL. XXXIV. NO. 274. G3BSET PHSMffi ESCAPES BY S1I WW Dneil Rhodus of Hagerstown, Aged Eleven Years and Not Four Feet Tall, Disliked Being Confined in a Cheerless Room at the Home for the Friendless, So in the Wee Hours of the Morning He Takes French Leave by Climb ing Through "That Thing Over the Door" and Walking Down the Hallway. YOUTH CAPTURED BY A PATRDLMAII AT THE STftT Lfrfer This Morning) the Lad, Behind Bars at the City Jail, Tells the Reporters His Story. LAD STATES PARENTS TREATED HIM BADLY Youngster Was Taken in Cus tody Because, It Was As serted He Was Incorrigible Is a Sad C "She told me fCOOd, she would I was jail and 'send me to the. ool" was the excuse mad eleven-year-old odus, the and Mrs. Uames Rhodus n, in the county jail thi or taxing f trench, leave e for the this morn- M tag. The woman whom h referred to was Mrs. Margaret O. Spencer, ma tron of the Home for FrandleBS. The I child was brougVt to tin city yester day from Hagernownand. placed in the home for neptng until today when he was to have been, arraigned In the juvenile court for delinquency, but owing to the illness of Judge Fox this could not be done. Behindthe Bars. Locked behind iron bars and In a nteel tided cell, the little boy, who is probably three and half feet tall, made a pltable appearance. He was almost in tears when he told his story but bore up with remarkable fortitude. He has been called the young Wayne county desperado, but In reality it would seem that he was a boy, some what wayward, but with an ambition no be just like other boys. Report was given out that the boy Dumped out the third story window at the home. He says that he was plac- led In a room at the Home for Friend I less and the door locked. In there he was supposed to spend the night. However, his desire for freedom and home was not to be denied by such means and he climbed through the transom, "that thing over the door." i He denied jumping from the window fbut Instead maintained that he walked fthrough the hall and made his exit through the front door. Is Caught Again. About 2 o'clock this morning, he arrived at the Pennsylvania station, Intent upon catching a train for home, j However the big arm of the law, as 'Impersonated by the station police jinan, swooped down upon him and he was again placed in the custody of the .county. This time, however, he was Kaken to the county jail. Instructions were given for the boy to be locked up so that it would be Impossible for him to get away. Ac cording to the statues it is not permls jsible that a child of hie age be con 'fined in the jail but in his case some- thing had to be done as the county has no juvenile ward. Before the reporter took his leave, (the little fellow begged that the news j paper man make some arrangements whereby he might go home on the noon train. "Please mister won't you task them to let me go home, I will 'come back again tonight," he said in i parting. Makes His Choice. He took much Interest in the reform iBchool where It seems that he must o, as his parents say they can do nothing with him. He asked which j waa the best place to go, White's In stitute or the Plalnfield Reform school. After a pause he said he Kuessed he would go to the reform chool in order to 'learn to be good." He makes no complaint about treat ment received from his parents. He says that they whip him often and hard because he is "bad. He takes . an interest in home and already Is , willing to promise almost anything to get back to the protecting skirts of jbis mother, for he has found that the outside world is a cold, hard one. . He thinks that he can go to the re form school, mind explicitly what the orncials say and get out in a year s time. He says a year does not seem I to be a long time. He Is ambitious to 'learn and says that he attends both ION ase. j 7 I hat unless put me iii i reiurm itcq I m d 4 by Oneil Rb ion of Mr. j bi tiaeersiosv I morning, ft rrpm the Hop ftt 1 o'clock? TBffirei public and Sunday schools regularly at Hagerstown. Wants be Merchant. His ambition is to be a store keep er, like other big men in Hagerstown Unless some special disposition is made for the young boy, he will prob ably have to remain in his cell until Judge Fox recovers and is able to hear his case in the juvenile court. Prosecutor Ladd attached consider able blame to Mrs. Spencer because of the child's escape. However, the matron was defended by Mrs. Chand ler, probation officer. Mrs. Candler says that the matron is a good, con scientious woman. JAMES VAN HALE AIID DESPITE DUSEII HEARTY OLD AGE Oldest Railroad Man in the World Shows His Steady Nerve by Exhibition of His Penmanship. OLD AGE RECEIPT BY THE VENERABLE MAN He Attributes His Long Life to Living Just as He Pleased And by Not Partaking of Any Medicine. Ninety-seven years of age and still hale and hearty, James Van Dusen of 206 North Thirteenth street is perhaps the oldest living railroad man in the world today. Mr. Van Dusen, who is an excellent penman, despite his ex treme old age, has written cards re cently on which is the date of hia birth, together with the present date and the fact that he was the first tick et and freight agent on the Little Miami at Cincinnati in 1846. This was the first railroad ever built in Ohio. The cards have been filed in the offices of practically every railroad in the United States it is said, and there are numerous requests for them among Mr. Van Dusen's friends in this city. The cards are beautifully done and It seems impossible to believe that a man who has attained such a ripe old age is the possessor of such steady nerves. The penmanship is truly re markable and might easily be mistak en for engraved work; Likes Black Coffee. When asked to what he attributed his old age and steady nerve Mr. Van Dusen laughed and replied that "be cause he lived just exactly as he pleas ed and took no medicine whatever. Many of the doctors' pet hobbies about tobacco and strong coffee ruining the nerves are given a severe Jolt in Mr. Van Dusen's case for he states that he had used tobacco all his life and could drink a quart of strong, black coffee immediately on going to bed and sleep like a baby. Asked about health foods Mr. Van Dusen stated that he would just as soon eat a door mat or a bunch of excelsior for breakfast as many of the health foods now on the market. Respects to Osier. In regard to the Osier theory that a man should be chloroformed at the age of forty, Mr. Van Dusen ridiculed the idea and stated that he hoped to live a number of years longer. He was born on May 0, 1812 at Klnderhook, NL Y., and moved west in 1835. For thirty-five years he was connected with the Little Miami railroad, which then ran between Cincinnati and Springfield, Ohio. Never ill and still the proud possessor of all his faculties, Richmond should be very proud of this rare old character, who is doubt less without a parallel in the United States. ZEPPELIN 110! DEAD (American News Service) Berlin, Aug. lO. The report circu lated at the Hague that Count Zeppelin the famous aeronaut, had died, was found today to be untrue. He is at the sanitarium at Constance practically re covered from a slight operation on the neck necessitated by an abscess. The cause of the rumor has not been learned. EICIMiMD FAIXABIUM RICHMOND, INI., A TMRISffiffl POLICE BELIEVE SLAItl GIRL WAS LURED BY WOMAN Rochester Officials Were Busy Today With the Mysterious Murder of Pretty Anna Schumacher. STRANGE WOMAN WAS SEEN WITH VICTIM Slayer of the Pretty Girl, How ever, Is Believed to Be a Man Employed at One of the Cemeteries. Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 10. The po lice today have positive evidence that pretty 17-year-old Anna Schumacher, who was slain in Holy Sepulchre cem etery and her body buried in a shal low grave, was lured to her death by a woman. The mysterious woman is described as being tall, wearing a pink dress, and "acted wild." The girl and the woman were seen in the cemetery late Saturday the day Miss Schumacher disappeared and the woman in pink was observed to leave the graveyard alone about 7 o'clock. At present there is no clue to her identity. Who Slayer Is. The slayer, however, is believed to be a man employed in the cemetery, or at St. Bernards seminary, and to day a posse of police and citizens, headed by Chief of Police Quigley, having formed a cordon around the woods adjoining the cemetery, began beating the underbrush where he was believed to be hiding. It was confi dently expected his capture would be effected within a few hours. The slayer, unable to control the fatal fascination which leads most murderers back to the scene of their crime, returned to the edge of the cemetery just as the girl's body was being taken from the rude grave. His face was peering through the under brush and was seen by one of the searchers. The latter immediately drew his revolver and cried: "Halt, or I'll fire." The man darted back and dodging from tree to tree, succeeded in elud ing his pursuers. Word Was Sent. Word was at once sent to police headquarters and Chief Quigley hur ried a posse on bicycles and in auto mobiles to the 6cene. The slayer apparently had no chance to escape from the thicket and the police surrounded the woods. The search for the man was kept up until dark, and then an all-night vigil was maintained, the police and citi zens closing their lines, making it ut terly impossible for a living thing to pass through without detection. The slayer undoubtedly bears marks of his encounter with the girl. Miss Schumacher s body bore evi dence of a terrific struggle and pieces thls week- 11 is believed. The attend of human skin were found under her tag physician advised complete rest in finger nails. order that he recover from his illness. The police have gathered in all the Ymtr7- was one of the hottest suspects in the neighborhood. Mrs. Schumacher, mother of the day of the year. The maximum tern- nerature was 89 degrees. However it her daughter was killed by an em ploye of the cemetery. Based Suspicions. Mrs. Schumacher based her suspic ions on reports which reached her of girls having been chased by a man employed in the cemetery. Two dis tinct stories of women being chased in the cemetery were told to men and women who yesterday searched throughout the old and new cemeter ies for clues of the girl. "You may say for me," says Mrs. Schumacher today, "that I have sus picions of a workingman at the ceme tery as having committed this crime." Two of the girls who had been to the cemetery yesterday morning re turned and said that when they were searching the cemetery a man employ ed there said to them: "If you don't t find her (the missing girl) in section H. there's no use looking for her." This man was described as having a plain race, blue eyes, being of me dium height and wearing a straw hat I The girls did not know his name. PROF. TODD WILL FLY (American Xews Service) David Todd of Amherst college will accompany Charles J. Glidden in a balloon ascension from Fitchburg on Wednesday. In the basket also will be Mrs. Todd. The ascension will be made for the purpose of taking observations of the planet Mars by Prof. Todd, who will take with him a small, though power ful telescope, .' AND SUN-TELEGRAM. TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 10, 1909. Nuns Parade MBkmM i ft Nuns taking part in the pageant at Gloucester, Mass.. In honor of the two hundred and eighty-sixth birthday of that historic town. Below from right to left are W. W. French, chairman of the pageant committee and Eric Pape, master of ceremonies. JUDGE FOX WAS A VICTIM OF HEAT Well Known Jurist Overcome While Returning Home Yesterday. MANY COMPLAINTS MADE SUFFERING WAS GENERAL YES TERDAY, ESPECIALLY AMONG CHILDREN AND ELDERLY PEO PLEHIT 89 MARK. Judge Henry C. Fox of the circuit court was overcome by the intense heat yesterday afternoon as he was returning home from the court house about 5 o'clock. His condition while not serious is such that he will be con fined to his bed at his home, West Third street, for several days and he will not be able to hold court again did not maintain this all day, but fluctuated between SO and 89 degrees from 8:30 o'clock in the morning until after sun down. Complaint General. Much complaint was made by the public in general owing to the warm weather. Old persons and young children were probably the least able to stand the extreme heat. Last even ing many did not retire until late as they desired to wait until the cool night air brought relief and make it possible to sleep. The prostration of Judge For was the "only one reported yesterday. So far this summer, the public has been fortunate. Very few have been over come with the heat In fact but three prostrations have occurred up to date. so far as is known. Today the suffer ing was not so general. BUILD CEMENT WALL Milton. Ind Aug. 10. Work has commenced on the cement wall on the north side of the ditch that runs i through town. The piece to be put in j extends along the south side of the schoolhouse square. The town trus- , tees state that they may extend it fur j ther west The ditch is encroaching on. properties on Canal street on the north, side of the street THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Continued cloudy and pro bable thunderstorms. in the Gloucester Pageant Jw Piff A SWARM OF BEES I1VADED STATION Little Insects Take the War path and People Take To the Trees. MASTERS OF SITUATION QUITE A NUMBER WERE BEFORE THE PESTS FORTH TO CONQUER WORLDS. STUNG WENT MORE It was only a swarm of bees, but O, the excitement they created at the Pennsylvania depot this morning! No one seemed to know just where they! came from, but It is thought that they probably escaped from one of the ex press packages. The little insects held full sway for a few minutes and the way they cleaned out the depot was a caution. One old ' soldier who had braved the terrors of the wars, forgot his rheumatism in the excitement of the moment and was quickly put to flight by the little stingers. Many persons got "stung," literally. not figuratively, and pandemonium reigned supreme for a period of sever al minutes. People were running in all directions to get out of the way of the little honey makers who seemed to be mad about something and were looking for revenge. They left the impression of their visit on the face and hands of several persons in the depot and then, apparently growing tired of this form of recreation, flew away amid a sigh of great relief. raps On Fouling a Lost Article or Restoring One "And it was a keep-sake,' "X prized It so", "Mother gave it to me" such common Ixpressions after something is Lost But somebody almost ahrays Finds itl And almost always gLtsUT Beatores it if they know who has Lost it. Tail who you are in a little Want Ad in this paper when you lose anything, de acribint your article. And if you find -anything, advertise it in oar "Lost sad Foasd" column- The owner will gladly pay the cost. You reach thousands this way. Read and Answer Today's T7ant Ads SUGGESTS SMITH FUIID OF $20,000 BE MADE USE OF Mrs. Elizabeth Candler Coun- ty Probation Officer, WOUld a 4 I Like tO Apply MOney tO Build Orphanage. COUNTY NEEDS ONE VERY BAD. SHE SAYS At the Present Time Xhildren Are Kept at Friendle8sLl?J5L.Iir .:'n"!H Home Until Other Can Be Secured. Mrs. Elizabeth Candler, probation officer, believes that the (20,000 left by the late Miss Mary Emily 6mith for the founding of an orphan asylum in the county or to endow some estab lished home for children could be wisely spent in the purchase of some large and suitable property, to be con verted into Wayne county's orphan home. At the present time the chll - dren who become wards of the county are confined In the Home for Friend less Women until some other disposi tion can be made of them. At the present time there are sev eral children at this institution and in addition a number from this county are confined at state institutions. The Home for the Friendless is not the most suitable place for the care of children. Offers Her Own Home. In speaking of a desirable place, she mentioned that of her own home, southeast of the city. It is a brick building with modern' Improvements and is surrounded by twelve acres, Mrs. Candler does not want to sell if i some other place could be acquired, J but said this morning that her home; would make a splendid place for such an institution. She was not prompted by mercenary motives for making the offer. She is too much interested in the welfare and care of children to be prompted by such motives. Children who are boarded at the Home for the Friendless by parents who can not care for them, for good reasons, and orphans who become de pendent on the county, would thus be given a good country home. There (Continued on Page Seven.) SINGLE COPY, 8 CENTS. PIMM SPEAKS VIGOROUSLY Oil U. S. LAIID LAWS Head of United States For estry Bureau Was Feature At the Irrigation Congress At Spokane. NUMEROUS PROMINENT SPEAKERS ON LIST Is Keen Feeling of Expectancy Regarding Probable Resolu tion Censuring Secretary, Ballinger. Spokane. Aug. 10.-The Interest of the delegates to the national irrigation congress centered in Gifford Pine ho:. head of the United States Forestry bureau today and Mr. Fine hot was ve hement in stating his opinion of the land laws and their interpretation by certain lawyers. There was a keen feeling of expect ancy also over the proposed resolution criticising Secretary Ballinger of the department of the interior, whose atti tude toward Government froeter Pinchot has been far from friendly. The speakers today filled the pro gram with a long list of prominent names, and men eminent in affairs were gathered from both the east and west for enlightenment of the cham pions of irrigation improvement- List of Speakers. The Bneakpr tnriav mom Xfr Wn. choL R. E. Allen of the department of iav nienor; ueorge js. Long; ti T. Allen. United States forester: Bailey Willis of the United States geological survey: John Barrett, director of the International bureau of republics: Sen ator Cummins of Iowa; Thomas War- rlor Cnarleton. S. C; Dr. W. J. McGee iBt - creiary oi vne iniana waterways Cammlslon: J. K Taal of the Joint conservation committee; K. W. Harris the Washington good roads associa- St.""1 ncwer- niBway ami wm ui viva a a 1111 a a a iKaii a a n a a a aa a w aiini Homesmucn was sad ,n 'aTor of forest con servation ana tne utilization or water energy. John Barrett spoke on "Water as a Resource." and Mr. Long on the "Attitude of Lumbermen To ward Forestry," Mr. Teal asked for good, deep waterways for the Pacific coast, and Prof. Willis pointed out the relation of good waterways to plenti ful forests. A feature of the day was the parade of progress, showing the transforma tion of the Northwest from semi-savagery to civilization. There will be a banquet tonight Pinchots' address today was as foU 'lows Home Building for Nation. The most valuable citizen of this or any other country Is the man who owns the land from which he makes his living. No other man has such a stake in the conn try. No other man lends such steadiness and stability to our National life. Therefore, no other question, concerns us more Intimately than the question of homes. Perman ent homes for ourselves, our children, and our - Nation this is the central problem. The policy of National Irri gation is of value to the United States in very many ways, but the greatest of all is this, that National irrigation multiplies the men who own the land from which they make their living, The old saying. "Who ever beard of a man shouldering bis gun to fight for his boarding house." reflects this great truth, that so man is so ready to defend his country, not only with arms, but with bis vote, and his con tribution to public opinion as the man with a permanent stake in it as the man who owns the land from which, he makes his living. Nation of Farmers. ' Our country began as a Nation of farmers. During the periods that gave it its character, when our indepen dence was won and when our Union was preserved, we were preeminently a nation of farmers. We can not and we ought not to continue exclusively, or even chiefly, an agricultural coun- ' try, because one man can raise food t enough for many. But the farmer who 'owns his land Is still the backbone of this Nation; and one of the things we want most is more of him. The man on the farm is valuable to ( the Nation, like any ether citizen, just in proportion to his Intelligence, cnar acter, ability, and patriotism, but un j like the other citizens, also in propor tion to his attachment to the soIL That Is the principal spring of his j steadiness, his sanity, his simplicity and directness, and many of his other j desirable qualities. He is the first o i home-makers. Nation of Homes. The Nation that will lead the world will be a Nation of homes. The ob ject of the great conservation move ment is just this, to make our coon try a permanent and prosperous home for ourselves and for our children, and for our children's children, and it is a task that Is worth the best thought and effort of any and an of us. To achieve this or any other great . (Continued on Pace gght).