VOL. XXXV. NO. 8tt.
RICHMOND, IND., SATURDAY EVENING, FEMU'AKY 1910.
SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS.5
BIDS HER FAMILY
A LAST FAREWELL
THEN TAKES ACID
AGAINST FIRES IS
PLEA MADE TODAY
LOSSES WERE HEAVY
Battle of Santo Tomas, in Nic
aragua, Was a Very
WILL SOON STOP
First Photo of Little Countess Cornelia
Tragic Act of Miss Elizabeth
Moore, Formerly Mrs. C. L.
V. Whiteman, Today While
She Was Despondent.
WOMAN'S ACTION WAS
Some Time Ago She Had Her
Husband Arrested, a Result
Of Very Sensational Shoot
"Good bye, mother. Good bye, Ed
na. Be a good girl. I'm going to die
now." And giving her aged mother
and daughter one last, loving em
brace, Elizabeth Moore, aged 35 years
seized a small bottle of carbolic acid,
drank the contents and laid down,
quietly and without murmur to await
the inevitable end. The rash act was
committed in a fit of despondency at
the woman's home ' on North Six
teenth and E streets at about 8:30
o'clock this morning. Death resulted
The woman's name was forerly Mrs.
C. 1a. V. Whiteman, but she was
granted a divorce from her husband
over a year ago and her maiden
name of Miss Elizabeth Moore was
restored. She had been married twice
her first husband's name being Chris
topher Markey, but she was granted
a divorce from him about fourteen
A Shooting Affair.
Miss Moore was one of the princi
pals in a sensational shooting esca
pade which occurred in the east end
about a year ago. At that time she
registered a complaint to the police
to the effect that her husband. C. L.
V. Whiteman. had threatened to kill
her and that she feared that she
would be murdered. Patrolman Lam
bertson was sent to the woman's
house one evening and hid in a se
cluded part of the yard, the woman al
leging that he husband had vowed
that he would kill her when she re
turned home that night.
The woman drove into the yard
rather late in the evening and imme
diately on ( seeing her, Whiteman
who was in hiding in the barn, opened
fire. All of the shots went wide of
the mark, however. Patrolman Lam
bertson came to the woman's rescue
and grappled with the man for sev
eral minutes before he finally dis
armed him. He was charged with
shooting with intent to kill and the
case was tried in the circuit court.
However, the evidence failed to bear
out this fact and Whiteman was re
leased. He is at present employed as
a blacksmith at Hollansburg, O.
Wes Very Despondent.
For the past two weeks Miss Moore
bad been very despondent, it is said,
and had repeatedly stated that life was
not worth living. She appeared to be
in fairly good health. The woman
had threatened self destruction on sev
eral occasions and a close watch was
kept over her to prevent her from car
rying out her rash purpose. She stated
yesterday to her daughter that life
meant nothing to her, but hardships
and care and she believed that she
would put an end to all her troubles.
No special attention was paid to the
significant remark at the time, for the
woman had often made such declara
tions. Miss Moore arose at the usual hour
this morning and ate a hearty break
fast. The suicide was carefully plan
ned. Even the most minute prepara
tion, such as fixing her hair had been
attended to and attention was given to
every detail of the plan to prevent any
thing from hindering her in carrying
out her purpose.
Calls Them to Her.
Shortly after breakfast, the woman
called her mother, Mrs. Rebecca A.
Moore ,and her daughter, Edna L. Mar
key, aged 17, to her side, and bidding
them a tragic farewell, accomplished
her design in their presence. A quan
tity of the acid was spilled on Miss
Markey's right arm while attempting to
prevent her mother from swallowing
the deadly liquid, and a slight burn re
sulted. A doctor was immediately
summoned, but life was extinct before
the arrival of the physician. The de
ceased is also survived by another
daughter, Miss Edith Markey, of Ea
ton, X ? No arrangements have been
made for the funeral.
TOOK THEIR EXAMS
The teachers of Wayne and Bos
ton township held their regular insti
tute today in the Sol Meredith Post
quarters, court house. The regular
meeting place in the office of Coun
ty Superintendent C W. Jordan, was
used by the Sixth district census bu
reau. There were about forty appli
cants assembled who took the re
quired examination. The examination
was conducted by Postmaster J. A.
Spekenbier, assisted by Laurence
The first photograph ever taken of the little Countess Cornelia Szechenyi, the granddaughter of Cornelius
Vanderbilt and the daughter of Gladys Vanderbilt, whose marriage to the Count Lazio Szechenyi two years ago
was one of the great society events in New York. The little Countess will inherit all kinds of millions and she
already knows how to talk about money in both the English and Hungarian languages.
AT CAPITAL CITY
Prominent Earlham Orator
Captures Judges in Big
Event by His Address on
NOTRE DAME SPEAKER
WAS A CLOSE SECOND
He Captured All Three Firsts
on Delivery, But Penning
ton's Manuscript Excelled
One of Rival.
Indianapolis, Feb. 5. Levi T. Pen
nington, Earlham, was awarded first
place in the intercollegiate oratorical
contest in Caleb Mills hall last night.
He scored two out of three first
choices on manuscript, and two sec
onds and a third on delivery.
Notre Dame was a close second,
being given first place by the three
judges on delivery and two-fifths and
a third on manuscript.
A logical and well balanced dis
cussion of "The Evolution of World
Peace," won for Pennington the prize
that was awarded him for his college.
Pennington's description of the bat
tle field scenes was picturesque, and
his arguments for the world's disarm
ament were altogether logical.
"The richest nation in the world can
not aford to go to war," said the
speaker. "The actual disarmament of
the world is no longer a dream of the
poet, but the hope of this generation."
Fennington then called the attention
to the disarmament between the Un
ited States and Canada, and he be
lieved the world will some time see
the same action between every na
tion in the world. "War is cruel and
inexcusable," he said, "but in the face
of this, preparation for it goes on."
The Economical Side.
Pennington then took up the econ
omical side of the question and in
regard to this he turned his atten
tion to what the United States had
spent in wars and in preparation for
war. He called attention to this when
referring to the number of education
al institutions that could be establish
ed for the same money, he brought
out the fact that the cost of one sin
gle battleship is greater than the cost
of all of the colleges in Indiana.
This was followed by the statement
that America stands first in the coun
cils of other nations and if this coun
try were to begin the disarmament it
would have an elevating effect upon
other nations, and in a short time, the
entire world would be at peace. In
concluding his remarks he looked
ahead again and saw a time when the
Prince of Peace would rule all na
tions. The Other Speakers.
Francis J. Wenninger, Notre Dame,
had for his subject, "Reason vs.
Force," and Ralph S. Dobbins, Frank
lin's orator had for his subject, "The
Problem of the World's Peace." Each
0m- YUM ft v- ;-
speaker occasionally crossed each
other's path in the general trend of
their thought, although each of the
discussions was free from any simil
arity, so far as their orations were
Fred C. Millis, represented Han
over and spoke on the subject "Our
Nation Tomorrow;" D. Sommer
Robinson, representing Butler, spoke
on "The Diplomacy of Democracy,"
and Hinkle C. Hays of Wabash, spoke
on "The Nation's Greatest Question"
the latter subject being directed
against the liquor question.
The subject of the oration delivered
by Alva Roscoe Gephart, Depauw
was "Class Rule and Popular Sove
reignty." The judges ggave him third
place. The judges on manuscript
were Prof. C. M. Halliday, university
of Illinois: Prof. P. Reinsch, univer
sity of Wisconsin; Prof. A. E. Phil
lips, Chicago. The judges on delivery
were J. B. Elam, Indianapolis; G.
W. Knight, Ohio state university; C.
R. Williams, Indianapolis.
ECHO OF A DROUGHT
Suit for Damage Filed by
Farmer Against Pennsyl
CLAIMS A FOREST BURNED
As an outgrowth of the long drought
experienced in this community in the
summer and fall of 1908, during which
time many farmers experienced heavy
losses by fire, suit was filed in the
circuit court this morning by John and
Clara J. Kempton, against the P., C,
C. & St. L R. R. , demanding $1,000
It is averred in the complaint that
on Mr. Kempton's farm, which is locat
ed in Center township. October 6, 1908,
sparks from a passing engine of the!dodged it wnen it was submitted by
aetenaant corporation, set lire to a
forest and fences, belonging to him,
which is adjacent to the railroad com
pany's right of way. In the forest.
there were about 300 acres of young
trees, of walnut, beech, hickory, ma
ple and many other species. This
was practically destroyed, as were also
a rail fence and a wire fence, valued at
$75 and $50 respectively. In addi
tio nto the loss by fire, Mr. Kempton
spent considerable time and labor in
clearing the land after it had been so
damaged. He asks total damages to
the extent of $1,000.
TO GIVE A CONCERT
The Harmony Concert company, in
cluding Roy Lacey, Miss Marguerite
Doan, Harold Clements and Miss Lu
cile Turner, will give an entertain
ment at the South Eighth street
Friends church. Friday evening,
February 11. The affair will be held
under the auspices of the Christian
Endeavor organization of that church.
A FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Report in final settlement has been
made by the administrator of the es
tate of the late William Doney, in
which it is shown that the total
charges were $194.10 as were the
credits. Considerable difficulty was
experienced in the settlement of this
estate, as several large claims were
presented but . in all instances these
Committee on Franchises and
Contracts is Opposed to
Gas Franchise Which
Now up for Action.
CITY FATHERS WILL
PROBABLY KILL IT
By Referring it Back to the
Board of Public Works
City Attorney Will Draw up
The franchise to enter the artificial ;
Aim a i
gas field, drawn up by the Richmond j of that ag Qad done tQ thp
Natural Gas company and submitted j board, and to give them the bene
to the Schillinger board of public j fit of the committee's investigation.
works, which body approved it, with j
a few minor changes, and submitted
it to the old council for ratification,
will be placed on the shelf if the new
council, at its next session, heeds the
advice that will be given in a report
submitted by the committee on con
tracts and franchises, consisting of
Councilmen Waidele, Weishaupt and
Englebert. It will be remembered
that the present council Inherited the
gas franchise matter from its prede
cessor, that body having skillfully
the old board.
Poor City Protection.
It was learned today from a
j official that the contracts and fran
chise committee is of the opinion that
there have been several important
matters overlooked in the preparation
of the franchise in question, conse
quently it is held an undesirable meas
ure. Such being the case the com
mittee is prepared to recommend to
council that the franchise be voted
down, and referred back to the board
of public works.
It would not be very surprising, it is
stated, if the board, when the fran
chise was submitted to it, would file
it in the waste basket. It is under
stood that City Attorney Gardner is
already preparing to draw up a new
franchise, satisfactory to the city and
fair to the petitioning company, and
when this is completed it will be turn
ed over to the board for action.
The action of the contracts and fran
chise committee, in turning down the
franchise now up for consideration, is
regarded as a complete victory for
those who have consistently contend
ed that the franchise In question was
an imperfect one, and one in which
the city's interests were not fully pro
DIRECTORS TO MEET.
The board of directors of the Com
mercial club meets Monday evening
to consider several business matters
to which the directors attention bas
Special Committee From the
Commercial Club Calls Upon
Board of Public Works to
BOARD IN SYMPATHY
WITH THE MOVEMENT
, I -, .. . , ,
the City Has Already ,
Heeded Advice to Secure
More Ladders May Not
Purchase a Fire Auto.
With the view of keeping the matter
agitated and uppermost in the minds
of the city officials, at the same time
pointing out to the public the neces
sity and urgent need for better fire
protection for this city, a part of the
Commercial Club committee on fire
protection, consisting of S. E. Swayne,
W. K. Bradbury, A. M. Gardner, Edgar
Hiatt, W. S. Kauffman and Henry
Gennett .appeared before the board of
works this morninig and explained to
that body the imperative need of tak
ing immediate action in the matter.
Some time ago the Commercial club
adopted a resolution favoring better
fire protection for Richmond. Addi
tional mains and better pumping facil
ities were desired and suggested as the
best means for promoting the estab
lishment of such protection. It was
found after an investigation by this
committee that the ladder equipment
was insufficient and the firemen were
greatly handicapped also in this re- j
pa id, in fighting the flames. It was
! i5ifcL:i!r 1 "
rquiiiuicui ui cue inrscui ci uc iv uy me
addition of another 30 foot and another
40 foot ladder.
Auto for the Chief.
It was recommended by the commit
tee in its report to the club at that
time, that the city consider the pur
chase of a substantial automobile for
the use of the fire chief, the same to
be equipped with suitable hand fire ex
tinguishers and to have a seating ca-!
pacity for three men. the machine to
be kept in the city building in place of
the chief s horse and wagon, and to
be used to answer all calls. It was
pointed out that by the use of an an
tomobile the chief would be able to re-, The mine where the explosion oc
spond to fires much quicker and the - curred is known as Number Two of the
result would probably be a saving of
thousands of dollars to property own
ers. The committee's renort was submit-
ted to the old board of works and the
situation carefully explained. How-
ever, no action was taken in regard to
u i i i
the matter, and it was left to the new
administration to consider.
The meeting of the committee with
the board of works this morning was
- avnlain 1A tinttoi' n tlio T-i dlllliorl;
President Hammond of the board of
works, stated that the board had been
considering the question of better fire
protection since the new administra
tion came into office and that addi
tional ladders had already been" order
ed as the fire committee suggested.
The matter of purchasing an automo
bile for the fire chief will be consider
ed, but it is feared that the expense
mill be too great for the city at pres
ent, the financial resources being
The board agreed with the commit
tee that the matter should be given im
mediate attention and will investigate
the proposition thoroughly.
. ALBAUGH DEAD
Aaron Albaugh, aged SO, died at the
home of hi3 daughter, Mrs. B. B. John
son, East Main street .this morning,
after a long illness. Mr. Albaugh was
formerly engaged in business in Koko
mo. He has been Hving with Mr. and
Mrs. Johnson for about three years
The funeral will be held Monday arter
noon at 1 o'clock, and will be private.
Rev. T. J. Graham will officiate. It
is requested that flowers be omitted.
The body will be taken to Kokomo for
burial Tuesday morning.
ITS FIRST VICTIM
Scarlet fever claimed the first vic
tim in this city yesterday afternoon.
The two year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Oliver Hieger, succumbed to the
dread disease at the home of bis par
ents, 224 South Fifteenth street. The
funeral took place this afternoon at
3 o'clock from the home and the bur
ial was Is Earlham cemetery. While
there are a number of cases of scar
let fever in the city, the epidemic is
a slight one. it is said and the large
majority of the contracted cases are
in aald form, --
GEN. BLANDON IS SLAIN
(American News Service)
Colon, Feb. ."..-Details of the battle
between the Estradans and the Nica
raguan government troops at Santo
Tomas received today, show that the
losses were heavy on both sides, and
that the rapid fire guns took a terrible
toll. Reports put the number of dead
at at least l.". and the wounded four i
times as many. Gen. Bruno Blandon. j
of the insurgent forces, is reported to
r.atr pern kiiicu 111 au Hiiwik un
rapid fire gtlu.
Although the government statements
say that the rebels were routed and
driven in despair into the hills, oilier
information declares that they foil
back on the main rebel force, which
immediately began to advance and an
other battle is raging.
Tragedy Occurred at Ernest,
Pennsylvania, About Noon,
But all of the Details Are
Not Yet Known. .
WERE OVER HUNDRED
MEN IN DEATH PIT
Frantic Women and Children
Rush to the Mouth of Mine
and Had to be Repulsed by
Men on Guard.
(American News Service)
Ernest. Pa.. Feb. .".There was an !
explosion at the Jefferson Coal &
' Company's mine at Ernest Pa., today,
BetW0Pn OM hundred and two hundred
were in the mine. Only twelve are
reported to have escaped.
Jefferson Coal and Iron company, five
miles north of here. The explosion
occurred shortly before noon. The to
j tal number of men reporting for work
! tnig niorning i3 estimated by mine
, . . . . . A ..
i bosses at a hundred and seventy-five.
j of twelve recovered, some are per-
! haps fatally injured
Aroused to Frenzy.
Aroused to frenzy because of num-
erous recent mine disasters, mothers'
and mives quickly realized that the
sudden deafening roar meant death to
loved ones, and the mouth of the
mine was quickly surrounded by wo
men and children. Word was quickly
sent to employes of all nearby plants
and large rescue parties hurried to
the scene in the hope of rescuing the
entombed men. Mine officials are
nuable to sugest the cause of the ex
plosion. Guards mere obliged to use
force to keep frantic relatives of the
entombed men away from the danger
ous conditions at the shaft. Officials
say the flames are raging in the mine
and the necessity of sealing the en
trance presents added horror.
The mine mas known as a non-gaseous
one and the explosion is presumed
to have resulted from dust. Flames
in the pit are now generating gases and
these vapors drove back the rescuers.
After hours of work a small band pen
etrated the debris and smoke some dis
tance without discovering victims and
were then compelled to turn back.
This experience was tried reieatedly
without success. The tmelve mho es
caped mere near the surface when the
A BAD LUCK BOILER
American News Service)
Flint. Mich Feb. 5. Five men were
scalded, three fatally, in a boiler explo
sion at the electric light plant this
Fatally hurt: Henry Fuller and
The men were repairing a boiler
which bad exploded Monday, killing
Hiram Marsh and Ira Crump, when
the boiler opposite exploded. The es
caping steam flooded the boiler in
which the men were at work, cooking
all three. Four thousand factory men
are Idle today as a result of no power
to run the plants.
INDIANA Partly cloudy. Local, fair
and colder tonight... Sunday fair.
His Threatened Insurgency is
Regarded as Mostly Bluff!
And He is Not Being Ser- j
WEST VIRGINIAN IS
HARBORING A GROUCH
He Avers That a "Terrible and
Terrific" Slight Has- Been
Put on the State by the
WaHiinRton. Feb. 5. Senator St
Phen H. KIkins of West Virginia, ona
of the millionaire representatives off
the people in the uier house of con.
press. Is developing symptoms of In
surgency. To reassure those inter
sts which look to him for protection,
it is proer to say that the diseaso
will make no appreciable- headway.
Senator KIkins is his own physician.
He creates his ow?i mental troubles
and applies remedies of his own man
ufacture. He will be petulant. He
has already hinted darkly that he mill
display independence, unci he even'
may denounce men with whom he haa
long leen associated in the framing
of legislation solely for the "benefit ot
Hut before he arrives at the edge ofr "
the safe and sane reservation of the
conservative republicans he mill be?
found less intractable, mor milling to
listen to his colleagues, and more dis
posed to do as they say.
"Terrible and Terrific Slight.
To use Mr. KIkins own words, it Is
a "terrible and terrific slight that
has been put upon the state of West.
Virginia through its repreeentativesf
in the senate. A month ago he Intro
lured a resolution directing the ap
lointment of a comlmttee of seven
senators to investigate "the cost of liv
ing and to determine if the Increase
has been because of legislation by
reason of any monojoly. combination.
or conspiracy to control, regulate or
restrain Interstate or foreign com
merce in the supply, distribution, or
sale of such articles."
Such a comprehensive resolution!
would insure the ascertainment of all
facts in connection with this imiort
ant subject by republicans loyal to
The resolution m-as printed In full
in the papers of West Virginia. It
won for the senator much commenda
tion. He desired to point with pride
to the "Elkins Investigation." Rut an
unusual course mas adopted by the.
senate loaders. They allowed a meas
ure proposed by one of their own
members to slumber for months la
a committee and then hastened to re
port a resolution introduced tmo day
ago by Senator Lodge.
It mas a reflection upon West Vlr-
pints! a htimtnaHrtti f,ki i t a cAnalAr
rJck'wblth Elkln8 hlm8eIf woald '
play under any circumstances.
Shrewd Uncle Stephen.
Your Uncle Steve is a shrewd poll
ticlan. Deeply sensible of the Import'
ance of truly representing the people
and determined to protect them
from grasping monopoly, he Is search
ing always to force Senator AMrlch
and others of his caliber to give the
people measures which will be of val
ue only to them.
Never has Mr. FJklns interested
himself in behalf of the railroads.
Was he not the author of the original
anti-rebate bill, which imposed a, fine;
upon an offending corporation anl
under which rebating continued? Did.
he not insist upon the Inclusion In the
Hepburn railroad law of the celebrat
ed commodities clause provision,
mhich the Fupreme court found innoc
uous and mhich, it was apprehended)
might lead to a declaration that tho
entire lam was unconstitutional?
And. owning the large coal mines In:
his natiTe state, did be not aid In re
quiring the railroads to make switch;
connections mith the lateral line con
necting mith all coal properties?
Never has Mr. Elkins displayed any
concern, other than In the Interest of
the people, in connection with the reg
ulation of corporations. It is true be
has been associated as a director or
held stock in numerous corporations,
but this bas aided him In determining
what legislation respecting them Is ill
the interest of the people and in the in
terest of the corporations.
Put on Record by Vote.
Did Mr. Elkins not vote for the cor
(oration tax feature of the tariff law,
including the publicity provision,
which Is now so objectionable to the
corporations? And, in connection wita
the tariff, did be not. as he himself
t-aid yesterday on the floor of the sen
ate, vote for nearly everything: pro
losed by the senator from Rhode Is
land? "I never have bad anything from the
finance committee." be complained,
"except the small drippings meted out
to me in making up the tariff bllL"
Farther along In tbe same debate be
iaid be was not prepared to admit as
much as Senator Aldrich does In re
gard to the latter's own child, the tar
, -It. was aearlx Ms projiocUoifelalra
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