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VOL. XXXIV. NO. 306.
RICHMOND, IND., SATURDAY EVENINU. SEPTE3IBER 11, 1909.
SINGLE COPY, 8 CE3TTS.
DOES HOT CREDIT
COOK'S ALLEGED
POLE DISCOVERY
GEO. YOUilG RESIGNS
BARTEL DEFENDS
HIS PROPOSITIOn
MADE TO COUIICIL
Replies to the Criticism Made
Of Him by the Ministers
Which Appeared in Yester
day's Palladium., - -
SAYS THESE MINISTERS
AND PEARY'S THERE, TOO
Resignation of the ""Sanitary
Inspector Is Said to Have
Been Called For.
5 - -
Such Message Is Sent by Mar
coni Wireless to the Ameri
can News Service at New
York City by Peary.
ITHEFT OF COOK LETTERS
CHARGED AGAINST PEARY
Affidavit Setting Forth Facts
Prepared by One of Peary's
Own Crew Bitterness of
Rivalry Shown.
Battle Harbor, Via Marconi Wire
less, Cape Ray, Newfoundland To
American Newt Service, New York:
-1 do not credit Cook's alleged discov
ery of the North Pole. Peary.
New York, Sept. 10. The above
telegram was received today from
Commander Peary.
MORE CHEERS FOR COOK.
Chrlstiansand, Sept." 11. Dr. Freder
ick A Cook, American actic explorer
was given an enthusiastic reception by
city authorities and the public on his
arrival this morning. The water
front was thronged with people who
cheered vociferously. Dr. Cook ex
pressed, appreciation of the kindly hos
pitality and the confidence with which
Denmark received him and his claim
to discovery of the north pole. He
will sail today on the steamer Oscar II
for New York.
PEARY IS DELAYED,
St. John's N. F., Sept. 11. Steamer
Roosevelt, with Peary on board will
leave Battle Harbor tonight for Syd
ney. . It was delayed owing to dis
abled machinery.
' (American l ows Service)
; New York, Sept. ; 11. Commander
Peary Is now charged with appropriat
ing to his own use furs and other arti
cles belonging to Dr. Cook and also
letters sent by Dr. Cook to Mrs. Cook
in Brooklyn, by Rudolph Francke, who
accompanied Cook on his northern trip.
The letters which had been intrusted
to Francke, by Cook, disclosed the
doctor's plans and progress toward the
pole. When Francke became disabled
and left Dr. Cook for home he met the
Peary expedition on the way back and
spent several days on the Rosevelt.
- Francke has sworn that Dr. Cook's
letters were not only read, but changed
by some one on the Roosevelt '
An affidavit ' ' against Commander
Peary has also been made by Joseph
"White, who was a member of Peary's
own party. : Such charges against a
man of Commander Peary's character
seem Incredible, but they show the bit
terness of the fight begun by Peary's
attack on Cook recently. The affida
vits are now in the hands of John R.
Bradley, who financed the Cook expe
dition. Want to Question Whitney.
Both White and Francke were charg
ed by Bradley not to report the con
tents of their affidavits but their pur
port was ascertained today. It is
understood .r that , the object in with
holding this Is not that Dr. Cook's ap
proval is wished, bif: because his
friends wish to question Harry Whit
ney regarding his reasons for leaving
Peary's ship in mid-sea for a slow-going
schooner.
All the reported actions of Whitney
afford a mystery to Dr. Cook's friends
and they believe his story will go a
long way toward clearing up the rival
claims of the explorers.
Rudolph Francke and Joseph White
returned with Ralph Johnson, one of
Peary's sailors, upon the supply ship
Eric. They are living in retirement
in the city, by the advice of Dr. Cook'a
friends.
COURSE OFLECTURES
Ladies' Auxiliary of Y. M. C. A.
Arrange Winter Program.
The lecture course to be given under
the) auspices of the ladies auxiliary ot
the Y. M. a A, this winter, will be
planned at a meeting of the auxiliary
next Monday afternoon. I The lecture
course numbers will be given in the
gymnasium of the Y. M. C A. this year
instead of the Coliseum. ; Officers for
the ensuing year will also be elected at
the meeting of the auxiliary Monday.
TO MAKE SPECIAL REPORT.
Mrs. Elizabeth Bair, church clerk,
returned yesterday from Michigan and
will present her report of the Ind
iana Universalist convention Sunday
at 10:30 a. m. It is important that all
friends of the church be present.
In Japan official reports show that
ninety-eight boys and ninety-three
girls of every one hundred of school
Me attend school.
PARTNERSHIP FOR
THE WAYNE WORKS
Corporation Dissolved, the
Papers Being Filed With
Secretary of State.
ARE SEVEN STOCKHOLDERS
DESIRE TO FACILITATE BUSI
' NESS IN FOREIGN STATES OF
THE UNION RESPONSIBLE FOR
THE CHANGE. MADE,
A dispatch'! was received from In
dianapolis today to the Effect that
papers were'-filed this morning with
the secretary- of state for the dissolu
tion of the corporation of the Wayne
Works of Richmond, and the forming
of a partnership in that concern,
v John B. Dougan, one of the?principal
stockholders: when interviewed about
the matter stated that this action was
, v. -v.
taken in order to facilitate matters
and make each stockholder responsi
ble for the Interests of th company.
In order to do away with the large
amount of red tape such as is requir
ed by law for a corporation to carry
on business in foreign states, a com
pany of two, E. B. Clements and W. W.
Schultz was formed, years ago and
this company has been conducting the
business for the past seven years as
individuals turning the proceeds over
to the corporation. The business has
so increased, however, and the respon
sibility which has been placed on the
shoulders of these two men has be
come so great that it was decided to
form a partnership in view of the fact
that there are only seven stockhold
ers. The stockholders in the concern
are as follows: W. W. Schultz. E. B.
Clements, Harry Land, Mrs. Emaline
Land, Howard Campbell, John B. Dou
gan and Mrs. Helen Dougan.
ENGH1EMAN INJURED
E. L. Decker and Fireman Fur
man Escape in Wreck
In East End Yards.
THREE CARS ROLLED OVER
An engine and three box cars were
wrecked last evening In the Pennsyl
vania east end yards by side swiping a
cut of cars. The damage done was
very slight and '? the wreckage was
cleaned up today Engineer E. L.
Decker, and fireman Furman who were
on the engine at the time, were fortu
nate in escaping with slight injuries,
Mr. Decker receiving a few bruises and
Mr. Furman a sprained wrist and mi
nor bruises. The cars rolled on thdr
side and partially down an embank
ment. .
BUFFKIN OPERATED ON.
. Roy Buffktn of this city who has
been working in Chicago for several
weeks, was operated on yesterday in
a hospital at Chicago, for appendicitis.
He is in a serious condition according
to word received by friends and relatives.
DISMISS 3 DIVORCES
Marital Relations of Litigants
Pacified Out of Court.
Divorce proceedings in the circuit
court this morning were far from regu
lar, and were surprising in that three
cases were dismissed, on motion of
the counsel for the plaintiff, and but
one case tried, and the divorce granted.
The cases ; dismissed, included idul
holland vs Mulholland; Haller vs Hal
ler and Campbell vs. Campbell. The
plaintiffs in each instance were repre
sented by Judge William Converse of
the city court. ' He made the motions
to dismiss the cases, explaining to the
court that the marital relations of the
husbands and wives in each instance
had been straightened out and they
were now living happily together
again.
Abandonment was the charge on
which Mrs. Anna S. Jacobs received . a
divorce from Leon. Jacobs. The hus
band deserted his family several years
ago and went west. Since his depart
ure, he has even refused to write to hi3
children, who were given in the. custo
dy of the mother. ,
ROYS WILlBAfJQUET
Bible Classes to Be Formed at
Feast to Be Held in Y. M.
C. A. October 1.
DIPLOMAS WILL BE GIVEN
The Bible classes of the boy's de
partment of the Y. M. C. A. will be
organized Friday evening, October 1,
at a banquet to be given in the chapel
of the association. Invitations have
been extended to the 200 members of
this department to be present and en
roll in the Bible class work. A small
fee will be charged in order to defray
expenses.
Orville Brunson, secretary of this
department stated this morning that
he expected twelve classes in Bible
study work to be organized at least.
He is expecting an attendance of 150
members. This was the same number
as in the classes last year and the
teachers of last season's classes have
agreed to take up the work again this
fall. A regular schedule of the meet
ing of . the different' classes will be
worked out.
At the banquet the seventy-one boys
who received diplomas from the Inter
national Bible department of the Y.
M. C. A.' will be presented. The boys
will receive the diplomas as a result
of successfully passing the Bible study
examination, held at the Garfield
school building. In May.
BOYS JUMP Oil CARS
The police hare received numerous
complaints recently about boys jump
ins on street cars on the hill on North
Fifth street; and worrying the con
ductor and motorman considerably . by
their reckless maneuvers. In several
cases boys have narrowly escaped be
ing seriously Injured, it is said, and
the company asserts that it should
not be held responsible in case of ac
cidents, which are certain to result
unless the practice hi discontinued,
HARRY RIFE TAKEN
TO STATE
Murderer of Lida Griswold Has
Lost Twenty Pounds Since
Committing Crime.
NO SYMPATHY FROM PUBLIC
YET PETITION FOR ; RIFE WILL
LIKELY GET MANY SIGNERS BE
CAUSE EATON PEOPLE OPPOSE
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.
Eaton, O., Sept. 11. Harry Rife,
murderer of Mrs. Lida Gilmore Gris
wold, who was last week convicted
of murder in the first degree and sen
tenced by Judge Elam Fisher to be
electrocuted on the night of . Wednes
day, January 19, was taken to the
Ohio penitentiary this morning by
Sheriff William S. Boner. Sheriff Bon
er and the convicted man made all
preparations for leaving Friday after
noon and departed from Eaton this
morning at 5:48 on a Dayton & West
ern traction car. At Dayton they took
a limited car on the Columbus divis
ion and arrived at their destination
about 9 o'clock. Sheriff Boner re
turned this afternoon. During the
week Rife was visited by his relatives
and the parting with the condemned
man was touching. Rife will be plac
ed in the annex, and kept there till
the night of his death, unless some
interference is made by Governor Har
mon. Rife, who has for the most part re
mained silent concerning himself and
his crime, is visibly affected by the
realization of the predicament he is
in and his physical and mental condi
tion shows as much. He has lost per
haps twenty pounds in weight
since his arrest last July. Often he
has had to have the services of a
physician to minister to him because
of extreme nervousness.
There will in all probability be put
in circulation a petition seeking signa
tures next week, the prayer of which
will be a plea to Governor Harmon
to commute the man's sentence to life
imprisonment. Diligent Inquiry among
residents of Eaton and Preble county
develops the fact that such a paper
would be pretty freely signed, not be
cause of any desire to excuse the man
from responsibility for his atrocious
crime, but by reason of the fact that
a great majority of the people, here
abouts do not look favorably upon the
idea of capital punishment.
A BATTLESHIP GRAY
City Ambulance Comes From
Paint and Repair Shop.
The city ambulance Is out of the
repair shop where It has been for the
past five weeks receiving " a general
overhauling, and is now ready for use.
It has been painted a battleship gray
and new rubber tires have been put
on. During the time the ambulance
was being repaired the patrol has
been doing double service and the of
ficials have been greatly handicapped
In answering emergency calls. gT?d at
tending; to the injured. . - -
PRISON
E
Man Said to Be From Rich
mond, Attempts to End
Life at Springfield, 0.
CONFINED IN JAIL AT TIME
James Richardson, said to be from
kthis city, attempted suicide in the
Springfield, 0.,-jail -yesterdayr by
hanging himself, according to a
Springfield dispatch. An effort to
find his relatives or friends to verify
the story was unsuccessful. The city
directory contains no such name.
According to the Springfield dis
patch, Richardson made a noose out
of his belt, and attached one end to
the upper part of his cell. He tried to
keep his feet from touching the floor
and in so doing scraped them along
side the wall, attracting the attention
of the jailer. Richardson was almost
successful in his attempt as he was
unconscious when the jailer cut him
down. After gaining consciousness,
Richardson would make no explana
tion as to what prompted him to com
mit the act.
VARIOUS JCCIDEIITS
Three Persons Suffer Broken
Bones and Bruises While
At Eaton, Ohio.
MR. SAMPLE IN A RUNAWAY
Eaton, O., SepL 11. William Krug,
a well known farmer, residing south
west of Eaton, fell off a load of hay
at his home Friday morning and suf
fered a broken right arm at the wrist.
He was otherwise severely bruised.
but is not seriously injured.
mts. jonn uunn, or New Fans, a
guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
George Brunbaugh, East Main street,
fell at their home Thursday and sus
tained a fracture of her left arm, near
the wrist Dr. L. R. Pryor attended
her injury.
Talbert Sample suffered a fracture
of his right arm near the wrist Friday
morning in a runaway which he expe
rienced while driving from his home
on North Maple street Mr. Sample
also received several other bruises.
David May, who was riding with him,
was thrown from the vehicle," but es
caped injury. Bra. J. C Ryder and L,
R. Pryor rendered surgical attention.
It
George Fagin and Miss Hor-
mel Quietly Married.
Cambridge City, Ind, SepL 1L
George Monroe Fagin and Miss Elva
Maud Hormel were quietly married.
Wednesday at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hormel
near this city. Rev. T. H. Kuhn of
Richmond, performed the ceremony.
After a short wedding trip they win
go to housekeeping on a farm
TRIED TO
SUICID
CAMBRIDG
fEDDIIIG
USE OF LIQUOR THE CAUSE
At the request of Mayor Schlllinger,
George Young tendered his resignation
to the board of works as sanitary in
spector of the city of Richmond, ye-
terday, to take effect immediately. The
mayor demanded Young's resignation
in view of the fact that he was unable
to leave llauor alone. His successor
has not yet been appointed. Oscar
Paddock is acting as inspector for the
present.
Young denies that his resignation
was demanded. He states that he re
signed because he had something bet
ter in view, but would not state what
it was. Young has been sanitary in
spector for three years, from the time
the present administration went into
effect.
BOY RUNAWAY IS
RETURNED TO HOME
Admits Before Going That He
Had Stolen About $75 from
His Mother's Purse.
HAD A GOOD TIME IN CITY
HAD A PLEASING WAY, AND BE
CAME VERY POPULAR WITH
THE POLICE PHOTOGRAPHS
TAKEN BY OFFICER LITTLE.
George Moses, the S year old run
away from Charlestown, W. V was
returned to his home this morning at
the request of his father. In response
to a telegram sent to the boys home
last evening by Superintendent of Po
lice Staubach, a message wi received
from Moses A. Moses, the lad's father,
to put the boy In charge of the con
ductor and send him home Immediate
ly. -;--
Little George finally confessed that
he had stolen a large sum of money
from his mother, he didn't know how
much. It is presumed that it was in
the neighborhood of $75. however, as
the youngster was very lavish and had
about $35 on his arrival here. When
asked why he ran away from home the
lad's big brown eyes filled with tears
and between sobs he replied that his
father got drunk and his- mother fre
quently whipped him. He stated that
he ran away from home on Wednes
day morning, and that he didn't know
where he was going. "I just got on
the train and went" explained George.
Charlestown is a bum town. Its full
of saloons and I wanted to get away.
Nevertheless the lad seemed glad of
the fact that he was going home in
spite of the good tanning he said he
was sure to get on his arrlvaL
Enjoyed Himself Here.
George appeared to enjoy himself
greatly during his visit In this city.
Superintendent Staubach took him to
all of the moving picture shows last
evening and the boy made a big hit
with all the policemen who declare
that they have never seen his equaL
Mort Little took two photographs ot
him, this morning. In a big police hel
met which he insisted on wearing all
the time and a "billy mace," almost as
large as the youngster himself. The
boy spent $27 at Jones hardware store
for articles which chanced to please
his boyish fancy, but they were all
returned and the money forwarded to
the lad's father.
Before leaving, .this morning, George
shook hands with all the policemen at
headquarters and told them "to be
sure and tell all the other "boys' good
bye for him."
"He's a second E. H. Harriman."
said Chief Staubach "and that boy can
take care of himself anywhere."
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It
H. L Boyd Grows String Bean
Three Feet Long.
H. L. Boyd, of 137 School street, this
morning exhibited a number of string
beans at the Palladium office, nil of
them measuring two feet in length.
Mr. Boyd grows the beans in this city
any says he has grown them three
feet in length. He calls the bean the
Richmond Wanderer.
SCHOOL REUNION.
The Whitewater school reunion of
both students who are enrolled at the
present time and also the formed stu
dents was held at Graves Grove, near
Whitewater today. An interesting pro
gram was given. Dinner was served
In the grove.
THE WEATHER PROPHET.
INDIANA Increasing cloudiness; fair
RICHMOND!
AI1DRR
SHOULD BROADEN OUT;
Unless the Pastors Get More
Entertaining, Councilman
Says the People Will De
mand Sunday Theaters.
William H. Bartel, merchant, coon.
oilman from the Fourth ward and can
didate for re-election, defends his po
sition in regard to the opening ot five
cent theaters on Sunday afternoons.
and incidentally says no mild things
about what the churches are coming to
unless they take a more liberal view ot
things. His communication to this
paper Is very Interesting in as much
as Mr. Bartel himself Is a church mem
ber, but criticises some of 'the methods
of the church. " ,
Bartel's Communication.
His communication Is as follows:
"To the Editor of .the Palladium:
"In reply to the certain Interview
(if quoted correctly) with certain min
isters in regard to having clean shows
on exhibition here on Sunday after
noons, will say that If some of those
ministers will get more liberal Mean
on all questions, more people will at
tend church.
Makes a Prediction.
And I will make this prediction.
that unless they do get more liberal
Ideas, that in 'five years the people will
demand the theatre and shows for Son
day evening as well as Sunday after
noons.
In regard to the money side of the
Idea I have found in my church work
that It takes money to run a church
as well as a municipal light plant and
both ought to have money to work
with. Very respectfully,
. "WM H. BARTEL, JR."
BOOSTS GARY TRIP
Unique Notices Sent Out to
Members of Commercial
Club by Secretary. -J
MEETING MONDAY NIGHT
The following announcements) have
been mailed to members of the Com
mercial Club by Secretary E. M.
Haas, announcing the public meeting
next Monday evening:
We're Off
Monday evening, September 1 J
The Richmond Commercial Club
The vacation season Is over and
it's now time to get busy, an them Is
plenty to do watting for a doer. "
Are You With UsT
The first meeting of the fall will be
held Monday evening at the Club
rooms. We will have no special
speaker, but we will have lots to talk
about. The committee on Fire Protec
tion will have some interesting and
Important things to discuss and we
need your help and advice. There will
be plenty of other things to keep us
busy for an evening.
Ho! For Gary!.
Next week, 16th and 17th. win be
the State Convention of Federated
Commercial Clubs. As this Is our
own baby, we must not neglect 1L
Gary makes a splendid wet nurse, she
uses Lake Michigan for a basin, and
on the evening of the 16th wO give It
a bath and feed It. The banquet win
be given on the Theodore Roosevelt,
the largest passenger boat on the
lakes. "Gary says she wishes to show
that she knows how to do things and
do them right." Ton win want to :
the city that has been built in
than three years; the plant of the In
diana Steel Company, a marvel in the
manufacturing world.
Tea, you can go.
Please report to the Secretary Mon
day evening if you desire to go. The
number Is not limited, "the more the
merrier."
E. M. HAAS, Secretary.
OPENING KILTON SCHOOLS
Milton. ImL, Sept. 11. Prof. C. IL
Hood of Winchester, came yesterday
to look after the interest of the putotte
schools here, of which he Is superin
tendent. The schools open Monday.
DICYCLE WAS STOLEN.
A bteycle belonging ' to
TrefDnger was stolen from the
of Sixth and Main streets
Ingv The
last evwn-
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