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VOL. XXXV. NO. 150. RICHMOND, IND., WEDNESDAY E VEXING. APRIL G, 1910. SINGLE COPT, 2 CENTS. BEVERIDGE IS GIVEN PRAISE FOR ADDRESS Even Indianapolis News, Al ways an Anti-Beveridge Pa per, Commends Senior Sen ator on His Views. REPUBLICAN HARMONY . HAS BEEN RESTORED Medicine Administered the Party by the Senator Was a Strong Dose, But Its Ef fects Were Wonderful. HIS POSITION IS KNOWN EVERIDGE IN HIS ADDRE88 DID NOT MINCB WORDS AND SPOKE OUT FEARLESSLY REGARDING HIS PRINCIPLES. , (Palladium Special) ' Indianapolis, Ind., April 6. ThoBe who failed to hear the speech of Sena tor Beverldge at the Republican state convention yesterday missed what was probably the greatest public speech ever delivered in the state of Indiana by anyone. Not because it was Bev erldge that delivered It; not because it was a republican speech, but because of the masterly way in which he han dled himself and his subject. . Bever ldge was up aguinBt a proposition such as no other Indiana statesman has ev r had to face. ' He had either to stand pat on his position on the matters about which he talked or he had to take ; a step backward. There were many who believed that he would do the, latter. ' But thejt-were disappoint ed. , No man ever went Into a fray with more vim and energy than he did yesterday In his convention speech. After the close of the speech the most favorable comment possible was heard on all sides. The great hall was packed with people eager to hear what he i had to say for himself and they remained in their places to the end. Not a person atlrred out his seat dur ing the hour and a half that the sena tor spoke.. ( What the News Said. The real opinion . of the people at large who heard the speech is well summed up In the Indianapolis News's account of the convention. The News has never been a Beverldge pa per, therefore what It says on this sub ject is from a purely independent and non-partisanship standpoint, and may be taken as a fair estimate. This is what The News says: . "Senator Beverldge carried the thousands that attended the republican state convention, today, - away with him with his speech which was the keynote of the Republican party in In diana for the coming campaign, Tom- llnson hall was packed to the roof. It was an audience that could have in spired any speaker to his best effort, and when It is remembered that the vast crowd was there for the main pur pose of. hearing Senator Beverldge sound the war cry of his party for the campaign, it may be understood that the occasion was an Important one and the scene intensely interesting. Knew Where He 8tood. "When Senator Beverldge had fin tshed his speech, which required an hour and a half in delivery, no one could doubt where he stood on the tar iff question. - His burning denuncia tion of the iniquities of the Payne-Al-drlch tariff law, against which he fought to the last while the bill was pending In congress and his declara tion of his own principles on the tar iff were so plain and pointed as to leave no room for conjecture as to his position. "He told the convention why he worked, spoke and vowed against the bill. He pointed out the Inequalities which It contained and their evil effect on the welfare of the people a large. He told ot the great benefits which ac crue to the trusts and to the special In terests which are favored by the n-w law, aa though it were drawn for them atone. He explained the things he stood tor during the fight and why he stood for them. He declared that he t tried to represent the people and not the interests. He said he had promis ed the people of Indiana that he-would take this position on all public ques tions, and that he had lived np to that promise and would continue to live np to It. ' He said that whenever he could bo longer stand on that platform he would hand back his commission to the people that gave it to him. -Denounces Law Makers. . In plain language the' senator laid hare the Influences that have controll ed legislation and he denounced them He praised President Taft for the good fee had done and promised to rapport him In everything that was for the good of the people at large. He paid Ugh tribute to the president as a man, (Continued on Page Eight.) Republicans Chosen for State Ticket Secretary of State Otis E. Galley, Danville. Auditor of State John E. Reed, Muncie. ' Treasurer of State J once Monyhan, Orleans. Attorney General Flnley P. Mount, Crawfordsvtt Clerk of the Supreme Court Edward V. Fitzpatrlck. Portland. Superintendent of Public Instruction Samuel C.' Ferrell, Shel byvllle. State Geologist W. S. Blatchley, Terre Haute.' State Statistician J. I Peetz, Kokomo. Judge of the Supreme Court, Second District Oscar ; H. Montgomery, Seymour. Judge of the Supreme Court, Third District Robert M. Miller, Franklin. ; Judges of the Appellate Court,' First District CasBius C. Had ley, Danville; Ward H. Watson, Charlestown. Judges of the Appellate Court, Second District Daniel W. Com stock, Richmond; Joseph M. Rabb, Wllliamsport; Harry B. Tuthlll, Michigan City. GOOD ROADS DREW BEIIJ. JOHHSOti TO VAYflE fflOM OHIO Local Capitalist Visits Old Home at Akron and Tells People There Real Reason Why He Left. VISITED ESTATE OF MATCH KING BARBER Nice, Clean, Firm Gravel Roads of Eastern Indiana Won Heart of Mr. Johnson When He Came Here. Akron, O., April 6. "There is noth ing in this world which will work to the good of the community like good roads," said Mr. Johnson. "When I liv ed , In Columbian county the roads were awfully bad; they' were mostly of mud and I got sick of them. "Then I heard of the good roads and soils over near Richmond, Ind., and when I got. there and found gravel roads; nice clean, firm roads, I said to myself that I was going to stay right there. I had had my fill of mud dy roads. ' A Scientific Farmer. Mr. Johnson is now one of Rich mond's best citizens and be has done more to Interest the farmers of his community in scientific farming than any other man. He raises and breeds double standard Polled Hereford cattle and besides do ing a splendid work for his communi ty by demonstrating that scientific farming is profitable, He is getting rich at it. Mr. Johnson, like O. C. Barber, the match king, made his fortune first and then engaged In farming after ward on a big scale. He is a lumber man and has purchased thousands of acres of land in . Indiana. , On his farm he has produced some of the greatest saddle horses in the world that is his hobby. One horse which made both him and the farm famous was "Poetry of Mo tion,", which has captured every prize of any Importance in the world. He still has' two sisters to It Sees Fine H ion way. Mr. Johnson went with Mr. Barber and a few other guests over the entire Barber farm, barns, houses and facto ries included. He and Mr. Barber climbed high ladders to the top story of the big Barber mansion which is under construction and he marveled at Mr. Barber's daring In building such a mammoth estate, so complete in every detail. Because he is so quick to notice good roads and equally quick to condemn bad roads, Mr. Barber, drove him over a stretch ot highway through his farm which is a mile in length. It was as smooth as a piece of polished marble, and Mr. Barber explained to him how when he purchased the farms which now comprise his mammoth estate, there were about twenty-five miles of fence on it. All along these fences there were rows of stones which had been worked out of the soil. Along some of these fences the piles of stone were 10 to 12 feet in width. Mr. Barber had them collected and us ed as foundation for his roads through Lis farm. Profitable Investment. "Profitable? he asked. "Why I have reclaimed enough land from under these stone piles to pay for the work and besides I have roads like the Ro mans nsed to build." Mr. Barber's dwelling Is rapidly near Ing completion and will probably be opened In November when the Summit County Horticultural Society will meet there. Benjamin Johnson believes good roads will do more for a community and more for the man who seeks them than any other things in the world, provided, of course, that he is a man. Benjamin Johnson is not a stranger to Akron.- He came here 55 years ago seated on the top of a farm wagon, barefoot, happy and big eyed. His father drove the wagon and it was loaded with wheat. The wheat was raised down in Columbian county and brought here to the late Ferdinand Schumacher's mills. ROOSEVELT GETS BREATHING SPELL FOR FIRST T Day's Rest Results from Can celling Visit to the Vatican and Turning Down Method ist Reception, , . HE IS VERY ANXIOUS TO LOSE JOURNALISTS His Escort of Scribes of All Nationalities Not Very Pleasing Socialist Mayor to Entertain Him. (Special Cable from the International News Srvlr. Rome, April 6. After wielding the, big stick in Rome, Theodore Roosevelt, on the last day of his stay here, today gave himself up to strenuous rest. The cancelling of the reception at the em- bassy; as the result of the former pres ident's refusal to visit the Vatican and the dispute with the Methodists, gave him much more liberty today than had been expected. He spent much of It in reading the hundreds-, of letters which have been piling up in his apartments since the break with the Vatican was announced. - While Mr. Roosevelt has found a few complaints most of them in a fa natical vein, in the letters, the great majority praise him for his refusal to visit the pope on terms distasteful to him as an American. The lack of arranged events in his honor today gave him the first touch of rest since he stepped from the Prinz Helnrich at Naples. Hopes for Short Rest. Mr. Roosevelt hopes to secure a period-of quiet, however, in the Riviera trip, and the stay at Spezia. One of his desires is to lose the escort of news paper men of all nationalities that now follow him constantly. This morning Baron Fava, formerly the Italian ambassador to Washington, called for a chat with Mr. Roosevelt. They talked Informally for some time. At luncheon Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt were the guests of Cugliemo Ferrero, the historian, who was a guest at the White House when he visited Ameri ca in the last days of Mr. Roosevelt's administration. At that time Mr. Roosevelt and Signor Ferrero became close friends, the historian expressing his admiration for the president in many articles. Mr. Roosevelt, in the chat over the table, showed a deep knowledge of the branches of history in which Ferrerro .has specialized, and also won the . esteem of Signora Fer rero by his knowledge of the work of her father, the lat Sesare Lombroso, the criminologist. A Municipal Dinner. The event of the day, however, is the municipal dinner, the only public function on the former president's pro gram. The host. Mayor Nathan, is a Jew and a socialist and he has been bitterly fought for years by the cler ical party. Nathan frequently throws aside diplomacy for the sake of mak ing radical statements in his address es. It was declared before the dinner. however that no remarkable statement from him was expected because of Mr. Koosevelt's desire to let the Vatican incident drop. FRIED FOR ASSAULT Jesse Goodwin drew a fine of $1 and costs in the city court this morning for an assault and battery on Ernest Ry an at the corner of West First and Kinsey streets, Monday night. It is alleged that Ryan insulted Goodwin's wife, whereupon the latter took a fall out of him. - ' - THE WEATHER. INDIANA Fair tonight; heavy frost; ' Thursday fair. ME JUDGE COMSTOCK WAS NOMINATED Local Man Secures the Ap - peltate Judgship With out Difficulty. KEEN INTEREST DISPLAYED THE WAYNE DELEGATION RE MAINED IN THE TRENCHES AND SAW TO it THAT VICTORY WAS ACHIEVED. The nomination of Judge Daniel W. Comstock, of Richmond, for appellate Judge, was accomplished without diffi culty and was the source of much grat ification on the part of the Wayne county delegation and the people of Wayne county In general. Judge Comstock's career on the bench of the appellate court has been particularly brilliant and his standing is high among Jurists of the state. It was not surprising that he was a candidate for renomination and it was not surpris ing to the delegates that he was nomi nated. The Wayne county delegates and also those from the other counties in the Sixth congressional district, were much interested in the outcome of this contest and they displayed the keenest sort of activity in Judge Com stock's behalf from the outset. The nomination for Appellate Judges came at the end of the day's program, but the Wayne delegation remained in the trenches and saw to it that their fel low citizen was numbered among those who achieved victory during the con vention. There is no question that the nomination of .Judge Comstock adds great dignity and strength to the ticket and it will have its effect in ev ery part of the state next November. WILL MAKE REPAIRS ON STREET ROLLER Board of Works Today Ord ered Two New Rear Wheels for Engine. WEIGHT 4,000 LBS. EACH IN THE LAST TEN YEARS THE OLD WHEELS HAD WORN OFF OVER TW INCHES IN DIAM- ETER. The city steam roller will be thor oughly overhauled this spring and put into excellent condition for use on the streets of Richmond. The board of works today ordered two new rear wheels for the engine from the Kelley Road Roller- Manufacturing company at Springfield, O., and they will prob ably arrive the first of next week. The wheels weigh 4.000 pounds apiece The total cost for the wheels and new spikes which have also been ordered by the board, is $390. The steam roller was purchased by the city in April. 1900. Notwithstand ing the fact that the life of a steam roller is said to be only five years, with the. purchase of new wheels and other parts, the engine may be used for several years longer, it is said. The old wheels during their ten years of service have worn off over two in ches In diameter and new picks could not be put in the sockets. FILED FINAL REPORT Benton Wilson, administrator of the estate of Nancy K. Lutz, deceased, fil ed final report in the probate court today, showing that $1,644 had come in his possession and been distributed among the heirs and creditors. There were a large number ot heirs,' who shared in the estate In proportion to their relationship with the deceased. Those more remotely related received but eighty-six cents each. DREW HEAVY HUE On a charge of adultery. Pearl Guy, colored, was assessed a fine of $20 and costs in the city court this morn ing. Guy was found by the police early yesterday morning is company with Minnie Clark, colored, along the river at the foot of South Fourth street. Mrs. Clark was fined SI and costs and given a Jail sentence of ten days, in the city court yesterday morning. CLERK IS FIEI1D 1(1 HUMAU GUISE Man Held for Murder Alleged to Have Lived a Jekyl Hyde Existence. HAD MANIA FOR BURGLARY HELD ON THE CHARGE OF MUR DERING A WOMAN WHEN CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF ROB BING HOME OF VICTIM. (American News Service) Springfield, Mass., April 6. Bertram D. Spencer, a clerk in a provision store arrested on a charge of having mur dered Miss Martha Blackstone and shooting and seriously wounding Miss Sarah Dow, both school teachers, while attempting to burglarize the Dow residence on Round Hill last Thursday night, made a complete confession to day. . He had been leading a Jekyl Hyde existence, working as a clerk dur ing the day and practicing burglary as a profession in the evenings. He has committed ' twenty holdups and burglaries during the past two years. A hundred articles of Jewelry were re covered. Spencer declares he did not commit the crimes for mercenary gain but because he experienced thrilling pleasure from the holdups and enjoy ed seeing people become frightened and hand over their valuables. He claims he has no conscience. He lived quietly with a devoted wife and child and was respected In the neighborhood. History of the Man. The arrest of Bertram D. Spencer for killing of Miss Martha Blackstone. the Smith college -graduate, last Thurs day night, when she and other women were held up In their home by a mask-. ed Tburglar, revealed today what the police declared to be the most amaz ing Jekyl-Hyde existence that has ev er come to their notice. They de clare that evidence they have proves that for more than two years Spenc er has led a double life, one of savage brutality as a masked burglar and the other as a respected business man. Kept Wife Ignorant. During all this time he kept his wife ignorant of his criminal career, they say. 'Under the guise. of a steady-going, hard working clerk in a provision house, devoted to his wife and child, he is accused of conceal ing the career of a burglar with a savage instinct. He committed the crimes, the police say, simply in a mania for burglary. ; The facts which have come to light within the past twenty-four hours caused the crowd which " filled the police court when he was arraigned today to marvel as they looked upon the neatly attired, mild appearing young man whose deeds had held the city in terror for days. Spencer's misfortune is a temper over which he never had control. He was well educated and the son of good parents. He Is also an accom plished pianist.' PROGRAMJS GIVEII For the 1910 Commencement of the Center Town ship Schools. THERE ARE 12 GRADUATES The program for the 1910 commence ment of the pupils of the Center town ship schools, which will be held Satur day evening, at the Centerville town hall, was announced this morning by township trustee James F. Harris. An interesting program has been prepared and is as follows: Entrada Graduating Class Music, Rally ................ Chorus Invocation Rev. Wollam Music .. ...... .......... Piano Solo Music, TIs Our Festal Day . . .Chorus Address ......Hon. Thomas H. Kuhn Music, Night Witcher Waltzes Chorus Presentation of diplomas by Charles W. Jordan.' County Superintendent. Music .......Medley of Patriotic Airs Benediction ............ Rev. HIrsch .There are twelve graduates. In elud ing: From school No. 2. Alice Carter, El mer Rohe; from school No. 4, Gordon Kevilee, Lowell Culbertson, Donald Crouch, Oma Wright; from school No. 6. Clarence Brinkley, Mildred Bowers, Irena Walker; from school ' No. 7, Charles Doherty, Mark King, , Elmer Myers. There are worklngmen wjth fami lies in Germany who, with an income of f 5 a week, are able to boy aa occa sional book. Man Informs Authorities He Saw a Negro Running Across a Field Northeast of the Home of Frank Allison, Whose Wife Was Brutally Slain and the House Burned Over Her Body this Morning at 1 1 O'clock. BLOODHOUNDS Husband and Farm Hand, George Du Boise, Working in a Field, Were Attracted to the House by Smoke and Flames from the Roof and Allison in Entering , Stumbled Over Mangled Body of His Wife. A Cambridge City, Ind., April 6 (3 o'clock) About 3 o'clock this after noon a posse of armed men began the search for an unknown negro, sua pected of being the murderer of Mrs, Frank Allison. The pesse Is work ing on a clue furnished by a man living in the neighborhood who said that after he noticed the Allison home was ablaze he saw a negro a description of whom he was not able to furnish in detail, running across a field north east of the house. Mr. Allison stated to the officials here that he can furnish no clue to solve the mystery. He said that George Du Boise, his field hand, had been at work in the field all morning. Bloodhounds are being rushed here from Indianapolis on a fast train and will arrive late this afternoon. To preserve the scent for the animals the house and premises are be ing closely guarded from the throngs of curious people. . An exciting man hunt will be on in earnest when the bloodhounds arrive. Cambridge City, , Ind., April 6. Mrs. Frank Allison, wife of a well known farmer, living a mile south of this place, near Milton, was murder ed this morning by an unknown fiend. Up to two o'clock this afternoon not even one clue as to the perpetrator of the crime had been obtained by the Cambridge City authorities. The murder. was the most brutai and mys terious in the history 'of Wayne coun ty. After the woman had been-slain the house was set afire and in a short time had been burned to the ground. Mrs. Allison was badly burned about the lower part of her body and was shot in the head and then clubbed. No motive for the crime has been ad vanced. Only small sums of money were ever kept at the house. , No sus picion is attached to the husband or to his farm hand, ' George Du Boise, both of whom Were working in a field, southeast of the house, about three hundred yards, when the murder oc curred. It was about 11 o'clock this morning that Allison and Du Boise discovered flames and smoke issuing from the roof of the house. At the same time Marshal Drischell and B. Boyd, at Cambridge City, ; also noticed the smoke and flames. They hurriedly se cured an automobile and arrived at the burning house about the same time that Allison and Du Boise did. Allison started into the kitchen door but stumbled over his wife's head. Horrified, he called for assistance and the body was then pulled out of the burning room. Mrs. Allison's clothing had nearly been burned off and the body from the feet to the abdomen was charred. Efforts were, made by the rescue party to 'phone for assist ance, but it was discovered that the telephone wires had been clipped. ' News Spread Fast. In a very short, time however, the news of the murder spread and large crowds of curious people swarmed to the scene of the murder from Milton and Cambridge City. Fearing that the crowds e might destroy possible clues as to the murderer, a guard was established about the place. , Marshal Drischell made a thorough search of the premises but the only clue he dis covered were feet tracks in a field northeast of the house. Another possible clue was furnished by Mrs. Neil Boyer, who lives north of the : Allison place a short distance. She states that at 10:30 this morning she heard two shots fired and rush ing to the door saw a man of medium stature standing on the bridce - and pointing a revolver toward the creek. He then walked away and acted as though he was intoxicated. The ' au thorities think this is an excellent working clue, but are mystified be cause they can find no foot- marks near the house. The Sheriff Arrives. Sheriff Meredith arrived from Rich mond la an automobile shortly before noon, and Is actively at work on the case. V Jieignbors state that there had been ARE C I (Staff Correspondent.) ; no suspicious characters seen toda near the Allison farm, which is own. ed by A. J. Hart, but that yesterdaji there was one man, described as being of short stature, dark complected and wearing a blue' cap. who acted In a most aiiHniHmta manner An ' examination of the wounds re ceived by Mrs. Allison showed - that shehad, been shot in the head, over iub ngui iempie, u, ine aeep note in the back of the head Is believed to have been received from some blunt weapon, probably a club. The house In which the Allisons live was a frame dwelling of seven rooms, in good condition, and valued at about $l,2uo. All the household goods, val ued at about $000 or $700, was de- - stroyed. - . Whether or not the victim was crim inally assaulted before being killed la not known as yet. It is also not known whether she met her death while struggling with the assassin, and this probably will never be known, 'un less the murderer Is arrested and con fesses to the crime, as all practical ev! dence, to be obtained in the house was destroyed by fire before an Inspection: could be made. " ; Send for Bloodhounds. Bloodhounds at Indianapolis have ' been sent for and will probably pick up the scent from the foot tracks is the - field northeast of the burned Western Wayne county is : greatly excited by the brutal crime and hun dreds of eager men have offered their services to the authorities In search ing for .the murderer -and it is quite probable that if the man was arrested he would meet with mob violence un less the authorities were able to sup press the news of his arrest and hast, en him away to a place of safety. Sheriff Meredith, it Is stated. Is al ready worried about the safety of the brute In the event he Is arrested lav any section of the county near the scene of the' crime. The murder of Mrs. Allison recalls the almost equally brutal and myster ious murder of Joseph Lucy, the aged hermit living near Milton, who was killed a few years ago, but whose slay er was never apprehended. The only thing that makes the murder today more mysterious than the killing of the old hermit Is the fact that Mrs. Allison was killed in broad daylight. as to his Identity. Lucy was killed at night and his body found the follow ing morning. ' ..' TO ATTE1 MEETIOG Arrangements for . attending the Northern Indiana Teachers Associa tion at Ft. Wayne, the last of this week, have been made by a large sntm ber of the school teachers of the city; and county. Those who will attend this association meeting, will close their schools. . However, an the pub lie echoed in the county will not he closed, as several of the teachers at tended the 8outhera Indiana Tiachers association, at Indianapolis, last week, thus giving the pupils of those teach ers their spring vacation at that ttme.