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5 E EIGHMONB ' PAH UM T AND SUN-TELEGRAM, i VCXto SXXIV. NO. 315. RICHMOND. IND., MONDAY EVENING, SEPTE3IBER 20, 1909. SINGLE COPY, 9 CENTS. MARSHALL IS TO Monster "Dreadnought" Added to the Brazilian Fleet ASSIST TAGGART WITH MUCH GLEE .AM MOT TAFT GIVEN SPLENDID OVATION TODAY iDes Moines Greets the Chief Executive on His Arrival This Morning With Loud, Lusty Cheers. X ALL THE BOYCOTT LEGITIMATE WEAPON Me Also Favors Creation of In terstate Commerce Court Of Five Members Speaks To Japanese. (American News ftervicaf Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 20. Deafen ing cheers from thousands of throats greeted President Taft when he arriv ed here at seven o'clock this morning. Senators Cummins and Dolliver were on the committee of escort. President Taft breakfasted at the Cummins &ome. After reviewing six thousand federal troops, which passed the re viewing stand In front of the capltol Founding, Taft delivered a fifteen min ute speech, declaring his opposition to specifically exempting labor unions (from the operation of the anti-trust 'Jaw, but believed it should not Include the labor boycott. The trend of the speech Indicated that the boycott should be regarded as a perfectly le gal and legitimate weapon. Against Common Practice. He also spoke against overcapital isation of railroads and control by one .railroad of the stock of another. He also declared for the creation of an Interstate commerce court of five members, to whom appeals may be made against rulings of the Interstate commerce commission. Much excitement was caused on the presidential special train early this morning when the interior wood work of the private car "Mayflower" was found to be smouldering and had fill ed the car with smoke. A spark was probably the cause of the fire, which burned a hole a foot square but was quickly extinguished by .-thj train crew after, the discovery. ? The weather today was faultless. The president's next stop is Omaha. TALK8 TO JAPANESE. Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 20. The war that is to be fought out between Japan and the United States, President Taft Sunday declared, is a commercial war. He grasped the hand of fellowship and peace that was extended him bv the Japanese Commercfal Commission that la touring the country and at the same time warned thm to look out for us, since American business men are iat last awakening to the demands of !the Oriental trade, and are up and do ting. Baron Shlbusawtt, who Is chair-1 'man, of the Japanese commission, I ; pledged the old-time affection between 'Japan and the United States as an as . surance of peace between the two na tions in the future. Mr. Taft humorously laid all the war talk to the newspapers which, he de clared, were also now-reconciled to the fact that there wouM be no armed clash. It was a veritable Japanese-American peace conference that the President presided over, appropriately arrange-1 for Sunday with an iderl setting In the Lafayette club, on the shore of beauti ful Lake Mlnnetonka, 20 miles out Xrom Minneapolis. To Health of the President. The health of the president was drunk amid banzais from the throats of 60 merchants from Nippon and then - the health of the Japanese Emperor was pledged to an accompaniment of several hundred lust American cheers. The president is happiest when dis cussing Oriental questions. His term ' as governor of the Philippines has left permanently In his blood the voices of the East. Wherefore his speech yes terday was In his happiest vein. Out of his knowledge of far Eastern affairs he warned American business men ct the dangerous competition they must meet from Japan; at the same time he warned the visitors that the Americans are at least on the move. He com plimented the Japanese on their prow ess tn war and declared that Japan, having demonstrated her national spir it in this manner, it was a natural con sequence that she should now be mov ing forward that she has moved for ward with giant strides in the ways aid accomplishments of peace. Throughout the president's address was a warning to business men In America that a powerful foe has enter ed the field and that the new condi tions mast he met that Japan must m fought within her own field If one of the most Important of American trade markets Is not to be lost. GRANTS A DIVORCE Mrs. Ida O. Wadsworth has been granted a divorce from her husband John ; H. Wadsworth and also given the custody of their only child HaseL. Mrs. Wadsworth was recently award ed 300 Judgment from her husband ty Judge Fox. j Monster Brazilian "dreadnaught" battleship, "Mdnas Garaos," of 20,000 tons' displacement, just completed at acquisition to the navy of Brazil, this "super-dreadnaught" is believed to be intended and designed for Japanese UNCLE SAM TURNS MORAL REFORMER TO PROTECT GIRLS General Delivery Window Is Barred to Them to Prevent Them Leaving Straight and Narrow Path. MANY CALL FOR MAIL FROM SECRET LOVERS In the Future General Delivery " Will Be Conducted Solely For the Benefit of The Transients. The practice of Richmond girls, yec in their 'teens, in securing their mail at the general delivery window of the postoffice, will be stopped by Postmas ter J. A. Spekenhier, because it is known that many of the girls are prompted by no moral purpose in bar ing their mall addressed to them In care of the general delivery. An or der has been Issued by Mr. Spekenhier In which he instructs the clerks to re fuse to deliver mail to girls at the gen eral delivery office. While the order Is also effective against transients who remain in the city more than 30 days, yet it is di rected . primarily toward the young girls. Youthful misses who appear In the future for their mail will be referr ed to the postmaster. Mr. Spekenhier has had several visits already from young girls to whom the clerks refused to give mail at the general delivery of fice. In each case the reasons why the girls desired to secure their mail was not a legitimate one. Call to Get Love Letters. In the majority of instances girls call at the postoffice for. mail from young men who are objectionable to the parents of the young women. Mr. Spekenhier said today that the general delivery office was for the ac commodation of transients, who are In the city less than thirty days. It would not pay the officials to have the mail of these transients delivered by carrier .because they stay in the city too short a time. However, In the case of the young women who frequent (Continued on Page Eight.) Her Baby Boy Is a A young Richmond mother stood at the front window this morning and gased at the little figure retreating up the street. She watched him trudge bravely along until he turned the cor ner, and while her chin quivered, and the tears almost blinded her. Then, when he had quite disappeared from sight, the grip at her throat almost sti fled her, and going to her room, she wept Ion gaud softly. . He was gone, wept long and softly. He was gone, with never a thought or a dream of the ache In the heart of her who followed him to the door, who held him close in her arms, who kissed him so tenderly and tried to smile bravely ' at him. Gone, with never an idea of the big aching void he left behind. Gon. with a smile on his lips, a laugh In his voice, an expectancy in his eyes, and a tingle in every footstep. Gone, for his first day at school. " But how empty and quiet and deso late that home seemed! No more ban? now. No more toddler to make mu sic and noise and dirt and confusion and sunshine about the house. No $3,000 DONATED TO THEJOLLEGE Amount Raised for Earlham at The Plainfield Friends' Meeting. APPEAL MADE BY KELLY TOTAL DEBT OF THE COLLEGE IS NOW ONLY $57,000 AND INSTITU TION IS IN A FLOURISHING CON DITION. The debt of Earlham college which was placed at $60,000 in the last an nual report of President - Robert L. Kelly, was decreased $3,000 at the Western Yearly Meeting of Friends at Plainfield., Ind., Xaet week. After an address by Dr. Kelly on Thursday evening a' special appeal was made Friday on behalf of the Friends' col lege in this city and approximately $3,000 was raised After the reading of the annual report of the president of Earlham, and the financial con dition of the college was portrayed, Allen Jay asked that a collection be taken to decrease the debt. The largest personal donation wae by Sam uel C Cowgill of Montezuma, Ind., who gave $1,500. Mr. Cowgill is one of the trustees from the Western Year ly Meeting of Friends and is a mem ber of several Important committees of the board of trustees of Earlham. Another large gift was received from Amos K. Hollowell. Mr. Hollo well ?s president of the Board of Trustees of Earlham and a prominent merchant of Indianapolis. His donation was $500. The other gifts were of small amounts. LEADERS 111 PRISON (American News Service) Mexico City, Sept. 20. Letters re ceived today from Salvador bore the information that Gen. Jose Preza and Gen. Damas Copinal are in prison in the capital of that republic charged with conspiracy in connection with a plot to assassinate President Figueroa. According to the information President Figueroa was to have been killed dur ing a public fete on the sixth of last month, but the plans miscarried. "Little Man" Now more little fellow running to mother a hundred times a day with bumps and bruises to be kissed, or troubles to be smoothed away. No more little boy who comes running Just to say, "I love you,M and then off to play again. No more little boy 'at all. He's a big boy now, and he goes to school. He has so many new interests that he quite forgets the days when he was mother's boy, and when he and mother were the best of chums. He's a big boy now, and he has so many new friends. And when he comes home, there's a face watching for him at the window, and the door is opened before he reach es the gate, and there are two love hungry arms outstretched for him. Re is so bubbling over with news that he can hardly wait for all the kisses that would be showered on him were he less able to talk. Then mother takes him in her arms and holds him close to her, while he tells of all the wonder ful adventures of the day. - And - he wonders why mother Is so quiet and so serious. Goodbye, baby; foodbyal ' OAR LOCAL BAUD; DELEGATION DID HOT PARTICIPATE Richmond Catholic Delegation To Indianapolis Celebration Angered Over Action of Mu sicians' Union. ARE TO MAKE APPEAL TO HIGH OFFICIALS lOsllinfeTW Next Year the State Catholic So cieties Will Hold a Session In This City. As a result of labor difficulties, the delegations, some three hundred strong of the St. Joseph's Benevolent society of St. Andrew's church, Knights of Columbus, and Ancient Order of Hi bernians, which went to Indianapolis yesterday to participate In the celebra tion of the Central Verein and the State Federation of German Catholic Societies, were very much disappointed because of the action of the Indianap olis Musicians' Union, which would not permit the Richmond City Band, which they call a "scab" organisation, to pa rade. However, the failure of the Rich mond delegation to march to its own music, will not prevent an effort be ing made to secure the two conven tions next year. Had it not been' for the fact that the Central Verein cele brated its golden anniversary yester day, the convention would have been held here instead of Indianapolis. Richmond had the convention cinched but waived right because so many would attend that it would be impos sible to accommodate the crowds. List of Delegates. The delegates" to the convention of the State Catholic Societies -federation are Albert , Feldman, Edward Issen, and George " Murray. Rev. Father Roell, pastor of St. Andrew's church. It representing the local delegation at the Central Verein meeting. , The del egates to both conventions will watch after Richmond's wellfare, in respect to the holding of the conventions here next year, very carefully. The local delegation of St. Joseph's Benevolent society met, 225 strong, at the school house. South Fifth and C streets, early yesterday morning and formed in a line of march. ' They marched to Fifth and Main streets, where they were joined by a sma'l number of representatives of the Knights of Columbus and Ancient Or der of Hibernians. , From there the delegation marched ' to Eighth street and turned down to the Pennsylvania depot.- It was necessary for the com pany to make up a train' of " twelve coaches to accommodate the local crowd. It Is estimated that 600 tick ets were sold by the Interurban and railway officials yesterday. Refused to Enter Parade. Upon arrival at Indianapolis, the lo cal delegation, each member decorated with yellow badges, took its place in the parade. The labor difficulties, which the officials of the society had known of for several days, but which they believed had been - settled, pre vented the society participating in the parade. As the local delegation could not have a union band they de elded to take no part whatsoever In the big parade. They took off the'r badges and went to the society's head quarters. John Hafner, Sr., president of the St (Continued on Page Eightj. Elswlck-on-Tyne shipyards, England, naval defense. YEARLY MEETING BEGINS TOMORROW Ministry and Oversight Ses sion Will Be Held at The Church. MANY ARE NOW ARRIVING ASIDE FROM ROUTINE BUSINESS THERE IS NOTHING TO INDI CATE THERE WILL BE IMPORT ANT ACTIONS. Delegates and visitors to Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends are already arriving though the sessions do not be gin until Wednesday forenoon. To morrow, however, as a preliminary to the deliberations of the big body of Quakers, the annual session of the meeting on "ministry and oversight" will be held at the East Main Street Friends' church. Ministers, elders and overseers of the church will at tend this session and matters with relation to the spiritual wellfare of In diana Yearly Meeting will be consid ered. The report of the meeting on ministry and oversight to the Yearly Meeting proper will be made at some time during the session. A New Meeting House? Aside from the routine business of the body, there is nothing to indicate that there will be any subject of spec ial interest to come up, unless it should develop that the proposition to build a new Yearly Meeting house In West Richmond Is to meet with op position. In such an event there like ly will be an interesting discussion and it is predicted that the plan may not carry at this session, at least. 1HRSJE CULL Samuel Charles Died Yester day After a Long Illness. A PROMINENT RESIDENT - After an illness of several weeks du ration, Samuel Charles, one of the old est and most respected residents of the city, died yesterday morning at hi home, 100 South Twelfth street, at the age of 72 years. ' Mr. Charles was a devout member of the East Main Street Friends' church and prominent In re ligious circles. He has been retired from active life for several years. At one time he was a successful farmer. and resided east of the city. Mr. Charles Is survived by his wife, Mar garet Charles, two sons, William and Robert, and one daughter, Mrs. Laura Hunt. A brother, Matthew Charles, of this city also survives. The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home. The Rev. Allen Jay. who will have charge of the funeral services, was a classmate of Mr, Charles, they having attended Earlham boarding school 50 years ago. Friends may call from 7 to 9 o'clock this evening. FILES CLAIM SUIT Suit was filed in the circuit court this morning by Henry U. Johnson In the Interest of the First National bank of w City, against Mary C Stephens of this city. The action is brought on a principle and Interest claim amounting to 9 125, according to J the complaint. -' Although contracted for as an METER QOESTIOII TO COME BEFORE COUNCIL TONIGHT Citizens Who Are Interested in Elimination of Meter Rents Are Urged to Attend the Meeting. OPPOSITION SHOWN TO THE ORDINANCE Some Councilmen Have Ar gued That Its Passage Would Cause Water Works Company to Raise Rates. The presence of the citizens of Rich mond, especially those who are inter ested in free meters for the measurln of water, is desired at the council meeting, city building, this evening. One of the most important questions of the year will be finally settled this evening. This Is the approval or dis approval of an ordinance which will come up on third reading, and which, if passed, will make the semi-annual collection of water meter rents by the Richmond City Water Works Co., ille gal The meter rent Is due October and the passage of the ordinance to night will prevent the company col lecting the same on that date or after wards. Opposition Was Shown. Members of council have Indicated at the two previous meetings that they disapproved of City Attorney Study': measure. Final action on the ordi nance was to' have been taken last meeting night, but owing to the stand taken by three of the councilmen. It was decided to allow the ordinance to rest for two more weeks. Council men, In explaining their attitude and disapproval of the ordinance, say that the water company will raise the water rates If the meter rents are discontin ued. City Attorney T. J. Study, who is leading the fight against the collectloa of meter rents, says that the company can not legally collect such rents. He does not fear that the company will raise the price of water. Other business before the council this evening will be overshadowed, from the standpoint of Importance, by the definite consideration of the meter rent ordinance. SHE DIED SATURDAY ( Palladium Special) Centerrille. Ind., Sept. 30. Laura A. Marshall, wife of James C Marshall, aiea aexuruay ax tne age oc so years. Besides her husband, she Is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Black and Mrs. Charles Roberts, both of Richmond. The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at Bryant ChapeL APPEAL TO POLICE The local police have been asked to assist In locating an automobile which is alleged to bare been stolen from a iemfactnrer in Winchester, Ind.. yes terday. The machine was a Mitchell and bine In color. Too license tts bora the number V. ZX Governor Perfectly Willing to Help Old Boss Retire From Activities in Democratic Party. ORD OF FRENCH LICK IS NO LONGER USEFUL And Chief Executive Thinks That the Party . Can Pro gress Much Better Without Old Chief. (Palladium Special) Indianapolis, Sent 20. Tom Tag gart has been quoted here as declar ing that he wished to retire from ac tive participation In democratic noli- tics of the state and devote hit ntlr attention to his large business inter ests. And there is a ireneral understand. lng that Taggart is about to be helped aiong in tnis wish by Governor Mar Khali and some more of the democra tic leaders of the state who believe that the party In Indiana should be in new hands Instead of remaining under the thumb of Tata-art and hia rmwt In fact. It Is well known that Gover nor Marshall is one of the crowd that is seeking to bring about a thorough reorganisation of the democratic party ra lnatana by electing members of the state committee who will aive all fae. tlons of the party a square deal, if they persist In this effort which they are making It will mean the end of Tom Taggart as the democratic hma of the state. Taggart la Rich Man. -Taggart Is a rich man. He has lim property holdings in Indianapolis, in cluding a lion's share of the Denison hotel, one of the best paying hotels in the middle west In addition he Is the chief owner of the vast French lick Springs Hotel comnanVB nmn. erty at French Lick, property which coma not be bought for a million dol lars. His French Lick hotel makes a' fortnne each year, and It demands most of Taggart's time. Taggart is interested also in many other Institu tions, all of which make money.' Therefore, if he hn3 been quoted cor rectly about wishing to retire from active political life It would not be sur prising to those who are In close touch with him. But it seems to strange to be true Tom Taggart out of the oolltlca! game. The old hands at the game can not conceive Indiana politics without , Taggart being In it. For years he has had the upper hand of the party in Marion county and whenever any man wished to run for office it was his first duty to see Taggart and get his approval. A political party never was' in a closer grasp of one man than the democratic party In Indianapolis has been In the grasp of Taggart. A Politician For Years. Taggart has been auditor of Marion county two terms and mayor of In dianapolis several times, and there has never been a time during the last twenty years when Taggart could not have had the nomination for anything in the. power of the democratic party in lndianlxlis. And for almost as many years he has controlled the state party machinery to such an extent that he has been the master. This condition in the state continued until lsst year, when Taggart was licked by Tom Marshall. Taggart and his fol lowers were for Samuel M. Ralston, of Lebanon, for the democratic nomina tion for governor, and when the con vention opened Ralston was the lead er. He had more votes than any other candidate, with L. Ert' Slack second.' Marshall only had a handful of votes. But Slack gained on Ralston and after the fifth ballot, even thomrh Ralstoa was still In the lead, Taggart pulled Ralston out of the race to keep Slack from being nominated, and he threw all of the Ralston vote to Marshall and Marshall was nominated. Taggart did not want Marshall. He wanted Rals ton. But Marshall workedhjs wires with such smooth skill tfcsThe forced Taggart to come to him. He did not go to Taggart, and he has not been go ing to him since he was elected gover- nor. Taggart Was Routed. Then this summer here in the nicipal campaign Taggart's candldato for the nomination for mayor was de feated by an overwhelming vote. Tag gart was routed horse, foot and dra goon, and the other branch of the party woo. . This wss the first time Taggart was ever licked good and proper by his own party In his own town. - A good many who have been watch ing things and who have heard the report that Taggart wishes to retire believe that these two defeats have' had much to do with his decision to drop out of the game. If he has reach ed soeh a decision. They pofxt oat that he Is probably getting maty to retire voluntarily before the other fel lows pot him down and oat entirely. On the other hand, there an who remember former occasion Taggart baa amid be was gains to XContinned ca Ptzt DxrO.