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t: AND SUN-TELEGRAM. VOL. XXXV. NO. Mi. RICHMOND, IND., FRIDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 11, 1010. SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. NEWSPAPERS VERY COLD AND CLAMMY TOWARD J. CAIIIlOfl Poll Taken by the Chicago Tri bune in the Middle West Shows Uncle Joseph Is in the "In Bad" Club. NEW TARIFF LAW IS ALSO MUCH OPPOSED Republican and Independent Editors Show They Don't Want Danville Statesman for Next Speaker. Chicago, Feb. 11. The republican and independents of the middle west are overwhelmingly opposed to the se lection of Joseph G. Cannon as speak er of the next house of representatives. This Is shown by a poll which the Chi cago Tribune has just completed of the editors of all the newspapers in the Ohio Valley and in the west and bor der states of Kentucky and Tennessee. Here is the vote: Republicans For, 546; Against, 2,053. Independents For, 31; Against, 541. Totals For, 577; Against, il,l!M. They also are opposed to the Aldrich Cannon tariff bill. This is the vote: Republicans For, 812; Against, 2,036. Independent For, 27; Against, 577. Totals For, Slid; Against, 3.4W3. The editors were asked these ques tions: The Questions Asked. Is the Hon. Joseph G. Cannon, of Illinois, your choice of speaker of the next congress? Do you indorse the Aldrich-Cannon lariff law, or the Aldrich-Cannon or ganization of the senate and of the house? To each question there was an em phatic "No." Ballots were sent, except to Chi cago, to all of the editors in the fol lowing states: Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Da kota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee. The ballots were sent to the editors of every newspaper and each was ask ed to state his political affiliation. The answers of those who recorded themselves as democrats were omit led from the compilation of the re turns, as it was desired to secure only the opinions of the republicans and independent editors. BROTHER OF CZAR TO DE BANISHED Because He Secretly Married Woman Known to Be An Adventuress. NICHOLAS IS INCENSED NO RUSSIAN NEWSPAPER HAS OARED PRINT THE REPORT OF THE WEDDING ENGLISH PRIN CESS JILTED. (American News Service) St. Petersburg, Feb. 11. Banish ment is the fate in store for Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovitch, only brother of the Czar, for his secret marriage to an adventuress. Nicholas is incensed and has determined, it was learned today, to mete out the heaviest puuishment he can to the man who. in his opinion, has disgraced the royal family. He is the more an gry because he has just forgiven the Grand nuke Cyril for his marriage. No paper has dared to print the news of the marriage, and efforts to keep secret the name of the adventur ess, who has been divorced three times, are being made on all sides. For some time she has been the "dear friend" of the grand duke who has been in an obscure post at Orel be cause of another amour. His love af fairs have kept him in hot water. A match with an English Princess was broken off, it is understood, be cause of the attentions he paid to the daughter of an Odessa land owner. The girl and her father were driven from Russia. Then Michael courted ihe wife of a brother officer in his regiment, who took the case to the Czar. The woman went to a convent and the grand duke was assigned to the isolated command at Orel. MISS LA FEVRE BETTER. Miss Gertrude La Fevre, who has been ill for several days with the grippe, is much improved. LIKES HER LIBERTY (American News Service) Chicago, Feb. 11. Declaring that taxation without representation is as great tyranny now as in 1770, Miss Belle Squire, a music teacher, refuses to pay her personal property tax. She will be sued in consequence. "It is only a weakling, a coward, or a traitor who will continue tamely to submit and I am ashamed to be classed any longer with such undesirable peo ple," says Miss Squire in a letter to Harry A. Lewis, county attorney. THREE BADLY HURT (American News Service) New York, Feb. 11. Three persons Mere seriously hurt today in a fire that followed an explosion of illumi nating gas in the dwelling at 137 East 46th street, adjoining the house once occupied by former Mayor Van Wyck. EARL HUNTINGTON DON'T LIKE JAIL AS FORMERLY DID Veteran Member of the Bastile Family Has Been Kept in Solitary Confinement for Playing a Joke. THIS EXPERIENCE IS NOVEL ONE FOR HIM Last December He Locked a Police Officer in a Cell, Then Taunted Him Now He Is Regretting It. When Earl Huntington leaves the county bastile February 20, be will have served sixty-five days, only five of which was he permitted . the usual liberties in the rear of Sheriff Mere dith's abode. Earl will undoubtedly have a much different opinion of the institution when he leaves it this time, for in all of his previous history as a jail bird, he has always been al lowed the freedom of the four walls of the institution and occasionally been permitted to go into the yard. In placing him in solitary confine ment soon after his admission, on De cember 2o, it was done as a means of punishment for one of his practical jokes and not punishment, for the of fense of being a habitual drunkard, on which charge he was sent to the insti tution. Is a Veteran Member. Earl has served so many days in jail that it would take a mathematician ,to figure out just the exact number. It is probable that even he could not an swer the question off hand. However, his experience with the jail is such that he is familiar, with every nook and cranny of it and he could probably de scribe it better than any other single individual. It was because of this knowledge that Huntington played the practical joke, which brought down trouble on his head. One of the policemen went to the county jail late in December with a prisoner and securing the keys to the place from one of the members of Mr. Meredith's family entered the jail. It was necessary that he should take his ward into one of the private cells. The jail proper is divided into three sections, and it is in one of these that the prisoners spend their "spare" time during the day, playing cards and talking. In this apartment is also located the lever which locks the cell doors. Locked in a Cell. "When the officer entered the cell with his prisoner,, Huntington threw tho lever and the cop experienced some of the pleasures of solitary con finement. Huntington refused to open the doors and taunted the policeman who has been his captor numberless times, with such expressions as "pleasant day; we will have bean soup this evening. Let's see, what were you sent down for, and for how long? We will hold court tomorrow." It is said that the patrolman was nearly blind with rage. In any event he spent some time in the jail before some one secured keys and was able to release him. Matters were not ex plained to Huntington, but he has been spending his time all alone ever since. His meals are carried to him, and about the only conversation'which he may hold with the other inmates, is by yelling at the top of his voice. It is said that he is smarting consid erably under what he terms the abuse of some of his privileges. Huntington is looking forward to the day when he will succeed to the office of sheriff. THE WEATHER. STATE Snow tonight or Saturday; colder. LOCAL Partly cloudy, probably snow tonight. Saturday fair and" colder. DRY CAMPAIGN IS BEING PUSHED IN OLD WET CHICAGO A War Fund of $100,000 Has Been Raised and Walls Will Be Covered With Appeals to the Voters. MASS MEETINGS FOR EACH WARD PLANNED Ministers of the Gospel Will Sound the Battle Cry From Their Pulpits Plans of Move Announced. (American News Service) Chicago, Feb. 11. A campaign fund of at least $100,000 and perhaps more, is to be raised for the "dry Chicago" campaign. Every ward in the city is to be thor oughly organized; every precinct is to have its sub-organization. The dead walls and advertising stands will be plastered with posters in many different languages in the course of a few days. Mass meetings in every ward will be held nightly until election night in April. Ministers of the gospel will sound the battlecry from their pulpits. Business men will be canvassed and asked to lend their aid in the fight that is on to make Chicago a "dry" city. A Meeting is Held. These are a few of the things that were decided upon by foes of the sa loon and the liquor traffic at a meet ing held in Willard Hall. "We are determined to strike at the whole whiskey line from now on and we will continue fighting until the bat tle is won," said Chairman James K. Shields. "The liquor crowd has got a double headed fight on its hands and it will know that it has been in a mighty hot fight before we are through with the battle. "We will have literature in many different languages prepared and will use advertising as one means to our end. We will plaster the city with our advertising and we will have many speakers of national fame and of many different nationalities here to help out." PALMER RETRACTS STORIES HE TOLD In Public Statement He Ad mits Charges Against a Neighbor Are False. IT ENDS A SLANDER SUIT PALMER HAD CIRCULATED RE PORTS THAT HENRY ATKINSON HAD BEEN STEALING WHEAT $400 DAMAGES PAID. Joseph W. Palmer, a prominent farmer, living near Webster, in a pub lic statement, issued today admits that he has joined the Ananias club, by spreading stories about Henry Atkin son, a neighbor of his, which were to the effect that Atkinson stole his (Pal mer's) wheat. Atkinson met Palmer on November HO. last, and put the question up to him with the result that Palmer told him that the stories which he was tell ing were true. Atkinson immediately became plaintiff in a slander proceed ings in the circuit court, in which he asked damages in the sum of $2,000. Case Is Compromised. The case was compromised yester day afternoon upon a visit of Mr. Palmer to this city. Atkinson states that he received $400, and Palmer agreed to issue the following public statement: "All statements heretofore made by me, charging Henry Atkinson with having stolen wheat from me, I be lieve to be untrue and unjust to Mr. Atkinson. I regret that I made such statements and I do hereby retract each and every one of them. "Joseph W. Palmer." Palmer and Atkinson live within a half mile of each other, near Webster. JUDGMENT IS GIVEN Judgment for approximately ?TO has been given by Judge Fox in favor of Leonidas Cox, and others, against Wil liam C. Thistlewaite. The plaintiffs had an account against the defendants for horseshoeing, dating for several years. Famous A venue Des Champs One of the view of Paris, showing the approach to the Avenue des Champs Elysees. along which the water pourrtf until all the cellars of the houses were flooded and the street submerged to a depth of nearly a foot. This avenue and the buildings shown is one of the most popular in the gay Frenc h capital, and when there is no high water to mar pleasure, it is frequented nearly as much as the famous Bois de Boulogne. A f DOCTOR IS DEAD Dr. Mary E. Green of Seattle, Fought Long to Gain Any Recognition. A DIETETICS AUTHORITY SHE WAS PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD ECO NOMIC ASSOCIATION AND A FRIEND OF SOLDIERS. Seattle, Feb. 11. Dr. Mary E. Green, age sixty-six, whose fight for the privilege of entering the medical profession won her fame forty-five years ago, has died at her home in this city. She was widely known as a lecturer. Dr. Green was president of the Am erican Household Economic associa tion. For many years she lived in New York aud had the distinction of being the first woman admitted to member ship in the New York Medical society. During the Spanish war she had charge of diet kitchens established by the Red Cross. In the face of opposition, persecu tion and ridicule in the early sixties, Dr. Green won a victory in 1S6S, by graduating with honors from a medi cal college of Philadelphia, Discour agement had assailed her on all sides during her course of study. Surprises the World. When she wished to become a mem ber of the New York Medical society that body fairly shouted with indigna tion at the thought of admitting a woman to its sacred conclaves. Again her determination won. But it took many stormy discussions before she was finally honored by membership. So great an honor was it considered that the press of both America and Europe commented upon it. This extraordinary concession made to her by the New York Medical soci ety proved merely a forerunner of many others to come. Through her long career of arduous effort she re peatedly received unusual honors from various associations and institutions with which she was connected. New York Lawyer's Wife. Dr. Green made rapid headway in her profession in New York. She re ceived the appointment to be visiting physician at several charitable hos pitals. She became the wife of a prominent lawyer in that city. From the beginning of her practice Dr. Green was deeply interested in diet etics, especially in diet kitchen work and the introduction of a knowledge of wholesome food among the poorer classes. Through her personal efforts the western dispensary for women and children of New York was established. She obtained the financial aid of some wealthy and influential men, and de veloped many diet kitchens and cook ing schools. Dr. Green probably did more than any other woman to furth er the study aud growth of knowledge of dietetics among all classes, and especially among the ioor. RAISE THEIR RENTS New Owner of Westcott Hotel Serves Notice on Store "Tenants. SOME MAY VACATE ROOMS Tenants now occupying store rooms in the Westcott hotel, have received notice from A. II. Brown, the new pro prietor, to the effect that from now on there will be an increase in their rents. The average increase is about forty per cent. The change is to become active at once. It is said that some of the tenants may vacate their rooms in view of the very decided increase in rent. However the demand for rooms is so great that the management anticipates no diffi culty will be experienced in filling them up as quickly as they are vacated. AMOUS WOMAN ULTIMATUM GIVEN BY IRISH CHIEFS TO THE LIBERALS English Party in Power Thrown in Confusion by Home Rule and Anti-Lords' Demands Stated Today. HARD TO FIX POLICY RIGHT AT THIS TIME Laborites Also Kicking Over Traces and Their Votes and Those of the Irish Are Bad ly Needed. (American News Service) London, Feb. 11. Contusion is the keynote of the British political situa tion today. With the Irl6h clamoring for home rule, and threatening a break in the government block if they are not heeded, and with the laborites menac ing immediate war on the house of lords, the liberal leaders are struggling to whip a definite and effective policy out of the chaos. The cabinet met again today, to continue yesterday's discussion and outline the terms of the king's speech to be delivered at the opening of the new parliament, ten days off. Watching the Cabinet. There was no diminution today in the popular interest in the doings of the cabinet. When the ministers assem bled at the prime minister's official residence in Downing street, thousands thronged the adjacent ' thoroughfares. There was little in the way of a dem onstration, however. All of the members of the cabinet ap peared fatigued at the strain which has been kept up since the introduction of the budget bill in the last parliament, shows no sign of relaxing. It is a group of tired men in whose hands lies the immediate course of England's his tory. Conference Is Deferred. The conference between Premier Asquith and the king, expected yes terday, has ben deferred till tomorrow. By then the liberal government hopes to have its plans as well in hand as it can without definite knowledge of the situation in parliament. That can not be obtained till the eve of the first session, at the earliest. The belief that the government will push the budget to the attention of the commons and the house of lords be fore attempting to curb the veto pow er of the heriditary body became firm er today, although there was no defi nite news when the cabinet assem bled. The policies to be followed by the ministry have been kept secret with the utmost care. Matter of Precedence. It is said, however, merely a matter of the precedence of the two issues that now hold the attention of Great Britain with the great mercantile world and the business of the govern ment as well, call for an immediate solution of the financial problem. It is asserted by those in the favor of the government leaders that this mat ter will be attended to first though Asquith risks a break with the 'Lab orites" and the Irish Nationalists. The extremes to which the war on the lords will be carried have not yet been decided fully. There seems to be little prospect, however, of a de mand for the abolition of the upper house and the curbing of its powers perhaps to the point of making its existence a joke will probably be as far as the lords opponents will at tempt to go at the present time. PEARY GIVEN A BAP (American News Service) Washington, February 11. The house naval affairs sub-committee to day reported adversely on a bill mak ing Commander Peary a Rear Admiral in the navy. This probably will kill the bilL ' Elysees, Paris ROMANCES OF TWO DEATH BEDS TOLD These Have Been Revealed in Chicago by the Filing Of Suits. DYING MAN WEDS A NURSE ONE MAN, A WEALTHY MINE OWN ER, BEFORE THE END CAME, LEFT $400,000 TO THE WOMAN HE HAD WEDDED. Chicago, Feb. 11. With the filing of two suits esterday. one in Chicago and the other in Denver, there were made public two strangely similar tragic romances of wealthy Chicago men, who married on their deathbeds in order that the women they loved might inherit their wealth. Alleging that he played an imort ant part in the tragic romance of John It. Smith, a wealthy mine owner, and the latter's wife, who fell heir to an estate of $40o,m on the death of her husband two hours after their mar riage, attorney Seth F. Crews has brought suit for $.T,n solicitor's fees in Chicago against Mrs. Sarah Smith, the widow. The case was called yes terday in the circuit rourt before Judge I'inckney. Mrs. Smith, whose maiden name was Sarah Peterson, was married to Smith September T, 1'."K, at St. Luke's hospital. Chicago, where Smith was dying from pneumonia. Attorney Crews declares that he was consulted a few hours before Smith died, to give an opinion as to whether a marriage could be contracted be tween the dying man and his sweet heart which would be recognized as binding by the courts. Acted as Widow's Attorney. He claims that on his advice a cler gyman was secured and the marriage ceremony was performed after he had satisfied himself that the wealthy bridegroom was perfectly rational and i his mind unaffected. Following the death of Smith Attorney Crews states that he acted as the widow's attorney in the probate court, where the will was approved. Mr. Crews says he has so far received $1,0R for his services. Claiming that the woman who mar ried her brother, wa his deathbed was either not wll enoubh acquainted with him to know how to spell his name or else tried to conceal his identity in ap plying for a burial permit, Mrs. G. J. Crothers, of Bath Beech, N. Y., has be gun a suit in the courts of Denver con testing the will of her brother, William Harfield Jackson, a wealthy Chicago man, who died in Denver January 24. Mr. Jackson left a fortune of Jl.VMjfm to his nurse, who was Miss Helen C. Buehler, a Chicago nurse, whom he married two days before his death. Following the wedding. Mr. Jackson who was in the last stages of tuberm losis, made hi3 will, bequeathing his entire estate to his bride. Jackson brought the nurse with him from Chi cago when he made his last trip in a vain effort to save his life. It is said he gave as his only reason for marry ing, when he knew that death was at hand, that he wanted the nurse to in herit his property. Mrs. Crothers makes the misspell ing in her brother's name in the burial permit one of the reasons for her ac tion to break the will. COAL SUPPLY HERE With hard coal suitable for Vase burner use. a ton and hard to obtain for the past week or so, the arrival of several cars of this grade, yesterday, pleased the coal dealers very mm b. The dealers had l-eu delivering but half the amount ordered by their cus tomers, owing to the shortage, but with yesterday's arrivals it is probable that the dealers will have sufficient to supply demands for the rest of the win ter. Hard coal will drop $1 in the retail price April 1. In the Belgian parliament there is an age minimum of twenty-five for deputies and forty, for senators. - MAHOGANY Dl NG FURNITURE RILES UP THEJjOVERNOB Price of S400 paid for the Su perintendent's Home, at Jeffersonville, Regarded as Too Steep. EXPLANATIONS WILL NOW BE FORTHCOMING Such Extravagance Is Not in Accord With the Democrat ic Tastes of the Executive, It Is Stated. , (Palladium Special) liidianaiKtlis. Feb. 11. Governor Marshall is all "hct up" over the fact that the board of trustees of the Jef fersonvllle reformatory paid $100 for a mahogany dining sot for the superin tendent's dining room. This price Is too high to suit the democratic tastes of the governor and he is looking into the thing to see why and wherefore. It is said that the governor will ask Superintendent Peyton to explain the reason why such a price should b paid for a dining set. and that he will also ask Dr. Harry S. Sharp, of this city, the only memler of the board ai poinied by Governor Marshall, to make an explanation also. The governor does not feel like butting In on the board any more than ho has to, be cause he has held all along that h would not interfere in tho board's management of any state institution, but he believes the $100 dining room set demands an inquiry. Appointed by Hanly. The other members of tho board of trustees were appointed by former Governor Hanly and Governor Mar shall is not going to say anything to them, according to the story that is leing told. The members of tho board declare that the dining mora set which they purchased is not any more expensive or any finer than those which other boards have bought for other state institutions, and that they bought this one because they wished to keep the reformatory in line with the other institutions. Gov ernor Marshall says, however, that he is not responsible for what boards did before be came into offh-e. but he in dicates that he is oposed to any ex travagances iindr his administration. The board members declare that a large dining room set is required at the reformatory because of the large size of the room and Itecause the mem bers of the board and of the board of Mate charities come there and eat meals, and that they require a large table. Further, they say that the In creased earnings of the trade school at the reformatory have justified the board in makinsr the expenditure. The trade school earned in last December $585.95 more than In the previous De cember, and in January the Increase over the former January was $1,256.08. What Dr. Sharp Says. Dr. Sharp says the dining room set was purchased at Jefferson ville at cost price plus a profit of ten percent to the dealer, and he says there can not be any just criticism of the pur chase. Major Peyton, the superintendent, declares in a long typewritten state ment which he gave out last night that the dining room set could not be duplicated for the price paid for it. and that if the state does not want to keep it he will take it off the state's hands at the price paid and store it away. Then the board would have to buy another set, for the dining room Is sorely in need of one. Just what will come out of the scrap over the $no mahogany dining room set cannot now be told, but it is known that Governor Marshall is up in the air over what he believes to bo an ex travagance. TWO DIE IN BLAZE (American News Service) Chardon. O.. Feb. 11. Mrs. Nancy Hayes, aged sixty-seven years, an in valid, and Mrs. James Covert, aged fif ty years, her nurse, were burned to death in a fire which destroyed the farmhouse of Hubert Hayes, near Bur ton, Ohio, this morning. Hayes, aged seventy, was found unconscious in the snow outside the house, unable to tell how the fire originated. Hayes may die from exposure. R. JONES A TRUSTEE At the meeting of the yearly confer ence of the Keid Memorial church last evening, Rutherford B. Jones was elect ed trustee to serve Eeven years and succeeding himself. John A. Evans was elected to fill the unexpired term of the late L T. Fosler. and will serve for five years. Financial report were read and tboed the church and its sor.i,ti',s to be int cxcrllrnt toudi tioo. "