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VOL. XXXV. NO. 173.
FronrBesieged Town and Des
perate Fighting Is Re
ported Today.
At the Ripe Age of 97 Years,
Well Known Local Man Died
Early Today from Effects
of Paralysis.
Before Becoming a Railroad
Man Mr! Van Dusen Was
Steamboat Man on Ohio and
the Mississippi.
Quietly and peacefully the long and
- useful life of James Van Dusen. aged
!)7 yt-ars. ntnbably the oldest rallruai
official In the United States, was
brought to an end early this morning
at his home, 206 North Thirteenth
street. Death was due to senility and
a stroke of paralysis, sustained seven
weeks - ago today. . The deceased is
survived by one son. Joseph Van Du
sen of Chicago and three daughters,
Mrs. Charles . Flske, of . Evansville,
Mrs. Eugene Price and Miss Kate Van
Dusen of this city. His wife died In
1900. ;
Mr. Van Dusen was born In Colum
blana, N. Y., on May 9, 1812. He was
reared to farming but In 1836, at the
age of 24 years, he moved to Cincin
nati, O., where be became an employe
of a steamboat company on the Ohio
river. For nine years, be followed
this business, being engaged during
this time with' different companies
along the. Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
His Railroad Career.
Soon after hi marriage, in 1845, to
Miss Sophia Smith, Mr. Van Dusen
began his railroad career as ticket
agent for the Little Miami at Cinctn
natl. His marked ability along this
Ha resulted la his rapid promotion
rCV"T'ai svJun "nwdvges)oeal-tioteot
. and freight agent for the company.
In, .1MB. the deceased, with his family,
'moved 'to Richmond, where he was
sent In the capacity of manager for
the .Little Miami company, which leas-
' ed the road known as the Dayton and
Western. He took up his office in the
old south . side Panhandle freight de
pot and for five years managed the
business of "the company In this city.
Returning to Cincinnati Mr. Van Du
sen remained , in that city where he
worked for the company, until 1880,
when he was honorably retired from
Its service after he had served for
' 35 years.
The deceased acted as assistant
county auditor for Caleb DuHadway
after, returning to Richmond and re
tiring from the railroad business and
for a number of years served in sev
eral official capacities at the court
: house. - ,
He Loved His Work.
8lnce his retirement from active
business Mr. Van Dusen had been a
, frequent visitor at the local railroad
offices where he always received a
cordial welcome. It was his chief
pleasure to discuss railroad matters
and he took a keen Interest In what
was going on in the railroad world.
Mr. Van Dusen was known as Rich
mond's "Grand Old Man." . He was
remarkably well preserved and until
a few weeks prior to his recent illness
was able to be up and about Al
though he had attained the very ad
vanced age of nearly, 98 years, his
hearing was but little impaired and
his eyesight was as keen as that of a
man many years his junior.
Loved by Friends.
Loved and respected by all who
knew him the deceased was held in
: me niguesv esteem ' oy nis o many
friends and acquaintances. , About two
months ago he began to decline in
health and a week later suffered a
stroke of paralysis, which rendered
his lower limbs useless and confined
him to his bed. He was conscious at
- all times and talked to the members
or nis immediate family just a few
minutes previous to nis death. The
relatives were summoned to his bed
side some time ago. It being apparent
that because of his advanced age his
recovery was not at all probable. At
2 o'clock this morning he sank Into his
eternal sleep.
The funeral will take place Sun
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from
the home. The burial will be in Earl
ham cemetery. Friends may call Sat
urday afternoon and evening. It is
requested that flowers be omitted.
Iflss Ruth A. 8Ima a graduate of
Ear loam college, who Las been em
ployed la the managerial department,
cas been selected, by the trustees as
". tastractor In the elementary course of
E.ttcal work for next year. The trus
tees also have the application of Louis
Harnett, head of the department of
music of the Evansville public schools
to succeed Mlas Lucy . Francisco, re
tried, as head of the music depart"
irrt of the eoRece. Mr. Burnett as
"CtA la the Earlhani Oratorio socl
O ctrt, Wednesday. ... . ,
' (American News Service)
Salonlca, April 29. The , Turkish
garrison at Ipek, surrounded by Al
banians today attempted to cut
through the lines, and heavy fighting
followed. Losses on both sides were
heavy. The rebels are concentrating
at Kachanlk Pass.
Constantinople, April 29. Dls-
that the Albanians holding Kaehinik
rass nave oeen attacked on both sides
by strong forces of : Turks. , The cas
ualties in the fighting are said to be
heavy, .j - ; '; .
Ten thousand Albanians are massed
about Ipek. which lies in the villayet
of Kossove, in European Turkey.
Reinforcements are being rushed to
the front. The new body of troops at
laciung me Albanians in the 1 pass
from the rear number thirteen lnfan
try battalions, a large body of caval
ry,, and several batteries of field and
mountain guns. This force Is acting
In co-operation with the , troops trap-
pea on me plains or Kessovo by the
rebels In the pass. ..
Ballinger Printing Shop Catch
es Afire and Up-town Bus!
ness District Was Exposed
Some Time. -
Loss to Building About $1,200,
Fully Insured, and Loss to
Concern Is More, Partly ln-
nre or unknown origin broke out In
the plant of the G. O. Ballinger Print-
ing company, 14 South Seventh street,
did several thousand dollars worth of
damage. About $1,000 to $1,200 dam-
age was done to the building, but it
was completely covered with insur-
ance by the owner, Joseph Stevenson,
There was only small insurance nn
the stock, to which it is impossible I
estimate toe exact amount of
age done. It Is believed that it will J
oe or s 5,000. Only the prompt
arrival and excellent work of the fire
department prevented the fire from I
spreadlng, to the business district of
the city in which event the loss would
nave been enormous.
as - Mr. and Mrs. Ballinger were
leaving the office, Mrs. Ballinger dis
covered flames ensuing from the roof
ana immediately gave the alarm. The
departments quickly responded and
by a strenuous effort the firemen were
able to confine the fire to the rear
portion or the building. ,: Owing to
the number of wires in the alley ad
joining me building the firemen, were
greatly handicapped and in view of
Z-a Z" V I
., j I
""v- , uiguu..
wawr Damages stock.
Water did considerable damage toldlctment, the jury returned, is In part
the stock.' Several fine jobs were ruin-1
ed, one of them being a thousand dol-1
lar jod or nair tone work. The blglgree, on n&arcn i, laio, am men and
press was flooded as were a number I there unlawfully, feloniously and pur-
of small hand presses. However, they I
can be cleaned, it Is said, and the dam-1
age to them will not be great. Muchl
of the stock was carried out I
ine nre attractea a large crowd. It I
was very spectacular, the flames leap-j
ing nigh in the air. Several opinions
are advanced as to the origin, r Some
contend that a spark must have drop-
ped on the roof while others believe l
that the blaxe started as the result of Dickey languished In said county un
crossed wires. The fire was so hot til the twenty-third day of April, 1910,
that the lead cables of the telephone and then there died."
company were melted and molden I
lead drodped into the alley below.
About one hundred telenhones in I
the city were put out of commission
today as the result of the fire, which
destroyed a number of wires In the al
ley- :v:.-.-;v
It Is said that had it been as windy
last evening as It Is , today, it would
have been impossible to have prevent
ed the fire from spreading to the
business district. -
it wul be ' some time before - the
equipment will be ready for use again
aa It was thoroughly soaked with wat
er, The firm has been doing a lance
business in the last few months. Char-
lea A. McQutre la president of the
company and O. O. Baljlnger is secre-J
m'-! -
I Grand Jury in Its Final Report
Makes No Mention of Case
and No Indictment Was Giv
en to Court. .
I Judge Fox Praises the Jury for
Its Efficient Work Report
on Institutions Most Inter
esting One.
Grand Jury report. in full is print
ed elsewhere in this issue.
The cause of the death of Eddie K,
White, who died on December 23. at
home one-half mile south of
Whitewater, from arsenic poisoning.
remains an unsolved mystery.
The grand jury which has been In
session eight days of the present term
or court, made Its final renort this
morning to Judge Henry C. Fox of the
circuit court and returned three in
dictments. However, none of these
indictments pertained to the White
case and nothing was said about its
Investigation of this , case, in the re
port One of the jurors simply said
that there was not sufficient evidence
on hand to return any indictment.
The Indictments , returned by the
jury are against William Lewis, col
ored, charging him with murder, in
the first degree, of Albert . Dicker.
colored and against Fred Brewer, alias
theft of
J. W. LawBon. chareinar him with thn
a wheel from' Elmer Smith.
The indictment against. Brewer is for
grand larceny. There, was a third in
dictment returned .this, moraine, but.
inasmuch as no arrests Bare been.
made in this casiCthe- tadictinent has
not hrXn vnaAa nnhlln Tk. nni
Indictment returned during the ses
sion or me jury was against Charles
A; Revalee, charging first degree mur
der of Mrs. Frank Allison. Revalee
entered a plea of guilty to this indict
ment and was sentenced to the peni
tentiary, a week ago Wednesday.
Report of the Jury.
The report of the jury deals with Its
investigation of conditions atthe coun
ty institutions, viz.: county infirmary
COUntV Jail and Home frr TTVIonHtoa.
Women. This report is of much in
lerest 118 jury's recommendations
are alon Hnes of popular approval and
Fox; afteV reading the report
stated that he was very much , satis-
fled with it, particularly with the sec-
tions which deal with the care of the
Insane. He said that It was probable
some-of the recommendations of the
jury would be carried out In retard to
th Jal' and that the county commis-
dam-isioners have already made preparation
"or the care of the insane at the coun
ana the county Infirmary. He
discharged 5 the jury, after ascertain
Ing that It had no other cases to ex-
amine Into. -
a Jury Was Discouraged.
The jury was very much discouraged
in not being able to secure sufficient
evidence to return an Indictment In the
death of Eddie K. White, if he was
really murdered. ; The jurors, in their
own minds, appear to be satisfied that
murder ; was the - cause of the death
This matter will not be dropped by the
authorities and it may yet 'be solved.
No recommendation was made that the
county offer a reward for the discov
ery, arrest and conviction of the alleg-
ed murderer or murderers, but it is
llbal. th.t 1,
. iv wm ueterj i ior me jury w
arAnf TPrv Hmo In fho
tion of the Dickey murder. The In
as follows: ' "State of Indiana, versus
William lUewis, murder in the first de-
posely, with premeditated malice, kill
and murder one. Albert Dickey, by
then and there, unlawfully, felonious-
ly. purposely . and with , premeditated
malice, suruung ue saia Aioert mckey
on the head, with a shovel, a deadly
weapon, then and there and thereby
mortally wounding and Injuring the
said Albert Dickey, of which mortal
wounds and injuries the said Albert
Lewie Awaiting Trial.
TjBWi , nnw f, .
morning fixed the trial date as May
30. The trial will, be conducted be
fore the petit jury of the. Wayne cir
cuit court.
The Indictment against Brewer al
leges grand larceny and states that it
occurred on April 23. Besides the cas
es in which indictments were returned
and the White case the jury investigat-
(Conttaned on Page Eight.)
INDIANA Showers tenifiht or satur-
av: cooler Cs4urdav.
Opponent of Senator Beveridge
m4 y&m. R
sTi r s - tLli-A
111 2 1
1 1 fiV AS h' Mrsk I
Two r Populous Districts on
Yellow Sea the Scene of
Great Disorder.
(American News Service)
Shanghai, April 29. Rioting similar
to that which led to the anti-foreign
war in Hu-Nan, - and the burning of
missions has broken out in two of the
most populous provinces in China
Klang-su on the Yellow Sea, and Chl
KIang.Mpn the Eastern sea. Disorders
are also being, renewed in Hu-Nan, ac
cording to advices received today.'
Millions in these provinces are face
to face with starvation. Th lower
classes attribute the food shortage to
foreigners and .maladministration ' by
the Chinese officials. It was this be
lief that led to the Hu-Nan uprising.
Is Beyond Control.
In the remoter districts it is feared
that the situation Is already beyond
control. : Blobs are pillaging and de
stroying in Chl-Kiang,. where several
schools have been burned and the pu
pils dispersed.
At Su-Chien. In Klangsu, the princi
pal city of which Is Shanghai a mob of
several thousand looted a foreign flour
milL ,
Reports today from Nanking, a city
of 150,000, lying on the railroad line
two miles west of Shanghai, say today
that the situation is critical. The
viceroy is retaining the tribute of rice
allowed him , by law. ; The populace
deeply resent this. Serious trouble Is
imminent. "
The commencement exercises of the
common school graduates of Jefferson
township was held last evening at Ha-
gerstown. The program was for the
most part in charge of . the pupils.
County Superintendent C W. Jordan
presented the diplomas.-
HE m
Ellllliy PLEASED
QJELBeck States Delegation
rm This County Started
(em Landslide.
"Are the Wayne county democrats
pleased with the nomination of John
w. Kern lor senator? Well, I guess
yes." '
' So spoke C. B. Beck ' of this city,
chairman of. the '.Wayne county dele
gation to the state convention, which
was 26 strong.
"I guess if Wayne county had not
wanted him as a candidate it would
not have started the landslide in his
favor on the second ballot and cast Its4
solid vote ' for him," continued Mr.
On the ballot referred to by Mr. Beck
he, as - chairman of the delegation,
arose and - Informed the - convention
that Wayne's 26 votes would be cast
for !the most distinguished democrat
in the state of Indiana John W. Kern"
and then the animals yelped.
They Were Congratulated.
Wayne ; county's " delegation. Mr.
Beck stated, was, after the convention.
aeneraJlv nnmtiilitn) nn i. ... I
buftfuMHUfif t- K-,'fhy hIm in primaries Monday night. In
loan on, the varies
measures presented for consideration.
Mr. Beck, when asked the reasoi
why the delegation split on the Mar
shall plan of nominating a senator in
convention, explained that all of the
Wayne delegates were opposed to the
candidacy of Tom Taggart for senator
and the ten who voted g"t Gover
nor Marshall were of the opinion that
the adoption ; of his - plan would pro
vide a loop-hole through which Taggart
could reach and grab the coveted plum.
The sixteen who voted with the gover
nor were of the opinion that Ms plan
as the only one which would elimi
nate the wily Thomas from the Usta.
The majority of the Wayne delegates
voted for each of the successful candi
dates on the state ticket, with the ex
ception of J. Fred France, nominee for
clerk of the- supreme court. The
Wayne delegation was for Richard M.
MQbern lor "thatefce. -
"I Do Piot Know That a Formal Acceptance Is Necessary.
The Honor Being Unsought Will Not Be Declined," Is
the Conclusion of Kern's Note of Acceptance as
Giver Out to the Press This Morning.
Despite His Landslide of Congratulations He Found Tims
; This Forenoon to Calmly Discuss With Another Attcr-sV
ney the Fine Points of a Damage Suit Taggart
Proves Himself to Be a Graceful Loser.
Indianapolis, April 29. "Such
spontaneously, is, of course, highly
unanimously expressed, acquiesced
aspirants, places me under renewed
with which I have so long affiliated.
''I do not know that a formal
Ing unsought, will not be declined,
Thus runs the statement scratched In pencil on note paper by John
W. Kern, as he sat at his desk in the State Life building this morning, la :
which he accepts the democratic nomination for United States senator '
from Indiana, after declaring on the floor of the convention that he was .
not a candidate and could not accept the nomination.
"There is but little to say," remarked Mr. Kern, as he handed over
his decision to the reporter, "and you will find that It has all been said In
what I have written for you. I was not a candidate, but I have been '
nominated and there you have what I think of It."
A great pile of telegrams from friends and admirers all over the
country lay on Mr. Kern's desk and moie kept coming In right along. His
associates in ' Indianapolis swooped down on hlra with hearty congratula
tions from every point. But with all he found time enough to discuss the
fine points of a railroad damage suit with a fellow attorney as tmg1tv
he had never heard of the United States senate. -
Democrats Last Night of Opinion
They Had Been Quite Foxy, -
--'Indianapolis, Ind., April 29. Politic
ally; John W. Kern's nomination was,
last night, regarded by the democrats
as a master stroke.
j The adoption of Governor Marshall's
program and the nomination of , Kern
takes from the republicans the issue of
Taggart vs. Beveridge, and will force
the latter and his followers to conduct
their, campaign on lines by which real
issues'cannot be obscured.
- Yielded to Majority.
Forced to bow to the will of the ma
jority which favored Governor Mar
shall's plan of naming a candidate,
Taggart made good his promise to let
his name go before the convention.
He led on the first ballot by a bare
margin of two votes over John IS.
Lamb, his bitterest foe. Only four
members of the Indianapolis delega
tion sidestepped him.
"As the first citlsen of the French
Lick Valley he received the solid sup
port of Orange county. Here and
there be received scattering votes,
bringing his total to 22a ,
Realizing that defeat for his person
al ambition was inevitable, he an
nounced the solid vote of Marion' coun
ty on the next roll call for Kern. Even
if the convention bad not been full of
sentiment for Kern, Taggart's action
then would have been a sufficient fuse
to have started the fireworks. The
piercing democratic yells almost lifted
the roof, and it was apparent that noth
ing could stop the Kern landslide.
Game to the very last. Taggart
Jumped Into the play for Kern. He
was here and there, appealing to his
friends for Kern votes. And they
needed very little urging.
Should Net Take No.
Taggart. going down without show
ing any sign of bitterness, was a strong
card in favor of his life-long friend,
and, when the latter tried to stem the
tide and get, from under the nomina
tion, Taggart was at the front, Insist
ing that the convention should not ac
cept no from him.
' When Marion County was reached on
the third and last ballot Taggart again
mounted his chair and faced the dele
gates. Then he gracefully pronounc
ed the requiem for his machine.
"With the old Taggart machine In
the scrap pile. Marion county casts her
183 votes for Hon. John W. Kern," he
Aau 1
And they were Taggart votes, elected
criticised so-
verely and held np to the rural contin
gent as a sufficient cause for turning
nun down aa a party leader.
A few minutes later, when it was ev
ident that the convention would nom
inate Kern In spite of bis declination
of the honor, Taggart was again called.
The other candidates had withdrawn
and had added their words to the har
mony refrain.
- At no time in his long career as a
boas of the organisation has the appeal
for him been as genuine as then. There
were cries of "Taggart" from all parts
of the nalL "
The Amende Honorable Up.
As be arose again a, shout went up
almost as heavy as the one that greet
ed the termination of the fight In
Kern's favor. - -
Waiting until there' was silence Tag
gart aald:
"Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the;
an honor, bestowed so graciously and "
gratifying. The will of the' party eo "
In so cheerfully by all the' esnatorlal -
obligations to the great organisation.
acceptance is necessary. The honor be
(Signed) "JOHN W. KERN.'
For Secretary of 8 tale Lew Ck
Ingham; Decatur. "
For Auditor of State William
H. - O'Brien, Lawreneeburg.
For Treasurer of State W. H.
Vollmer, Vlncennes.
For Attorney General Thomas
M. Honan. Seymour.
For Clerk of the Supreme Court
J. Fred France, Huntington.
For Superintendent Public In
struction Robert J. Aley, Indiana
polis. For Statistician Thomas Brol
ley, North Vernon. ,
For Geologist Edward Barrett,
Plainfield. , -
For Judge 8upreme Court. Sec
ond District Douglas Morris,
For Judge Supreme Court, Third
District Charles E. Cox, Indiana
polis. - - For Judge Appellate Court, Nor
thern District Joseph Ibach, Ham.
mond; M. B. Lalry, Logansport;
Andrew-Adams, Columbia City, r
For Judge Appellate Court,
Southern District M. B. HotteL
Salem; E. W. Felt, Greenfield.
Convention: I doubt If what I
about to say win be believed, bat I
would rather, see John W. Kern in the
United States senate than to be there
"I would rather see the 13th congres
sional district elect democratic repre
sentatives and the statebouse filled
with good democrats than to have the
privilege of serving In the senate with
the Hon. BenaminJ F. Shively.
"I want every democrat to help to
roll up a majority next November that
will be larger than we ever had be
fore." Even in defeat Taggart was not with
out a personal victory. He lost oat to
the governor and was unable to land
the senatorial nomination for his own
use, but he succeeded in digging a hole
for Lamb from which the latter could
not crawl. -
Lamb's forces stood their ground and
fought to the very limit of their abil
ity. Bat the convention, after fndors '
ing Lamb and the : governor jointly;
turned Lamb down cold.
No convention could have displayed
a greater variety of emotion. From
tragedy to comedy. . From Joy to tears. -From
one extreme to the other it mov
ed as a kaleidoscope. As obstinate m
a child and as fickle as a young girl.
At all times showing that "It wanted "
what It wanted when ft wanted tt.
Was Net Present
Kern, with the prestige of being
former nominee, for vice president aal
twice a candidate for governor, backed
the line, without making a. single gala.
He wasn't present when he was declar
ed to be the choice of the convention
for the senate, but if be had been there
he 'coolant have made ft chanse Its
It had hissed. ' It had applauded. U
had shown what real ovation means. r
It had exalted ever fas downfaO of tfee -
Taggart ceganfsatfcm It had scream
ed with delist wbea victory was wrtt
ten on ti banners of the "Little Cl-
ant, as the governor was termed by
Lamb and kls ardat fcawers.
Above it ail tt bad show Chat tt
(Congaaed on race
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