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RICH3IOND. IND- SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 8, 1910.
Mi-SINGW2 COPY, , 3 CENTS. PHESIDEOT LEBO MADE GREAT HIT WITH DELEGAIES PLAYIilG TO WOMEII TUG BOAT EXPLODES ASHE FRANCHISE IS RECONSIDERED BY COUNTY BOARD Jeff Bars Them from Gym; Fears They Will See Him Maul Some One. And Eleven Men Were Injured, Several So Severely They May Die. . VOL. XXXV. NO. 182. HORROR GROWING President of the T. P. A. at Ft. Wayne Convention Presided Over the Session Like Veteran. ifJEW ALBANY MAN IS THE NEW EXECUTIVE IParade Yesterday Afternoon Was the Feature of the Con vention and Richmond Had Place of Honor. BY T. C. HARRINGTON. Ft. Wayne, May 7. -Headed by a nlatoon of Ft. Wayne's police, the pa rade of T. P. A. men passed through the principal business streets of the city yesterday. To the stirring music ' of the Packard band the delegates marched and showed to the people of I Ft. Wayne .what a good crowd the T. IP. A.'s can; turn out. ? Post C was given the honor of heading the delegations and followed 'the state officers who- were in car tilages. At the conclusion of the parade the business of the convention began In the Elk's temple. Mayor Grice of Ft. Wayne, welcomed the delegates of the convention.' Just before the actual 'business wias begun. Perry J. Free man, on behalf of Post C. presented i President Lebo with a handsomely ! hand-carved gavel, a gift of the post. This gavel was used throughout the convention. No Decision Made. - The place of holding the next state i convention was left to the board of directors of the state division. The, following committees were 'chosen: , . Committees .Appointed. 'The following committees were ap pointed at the Saturday- morning ses sion: - '!!'.'" - - 'Committee to Appoint and Recom mend Delegates -J. 0. Thomas. J. J. Shuttleworth, W. H. Wiley and J. R. Crawford. . Committee on Resolutions -W. J. O'Brien, F. W. Green. R. G. Weber. 'Committee on Officers W, O. Con ners, George Bersby, H. -Zimmerman. Jacob Fein was appointed . for the seventh time as sergeant-at-arms for the convention. He holds' the record of being the only man that was ever able to keep the delegates In order, or, as "he puts it, "make them behave them selves." The committees appointed by Presi dent Lebo Friday are: Credentials Ray Ellis, ; ' New Al bany; J.-ABossell. Fort Wayne: W. J. Alber, Wabash; Thad Keller, South Bend, George Coons,' Crawfordsville. Rules W. V, Dixon, Evansville; T. C. Harrington, Richmond ; J. W. Cook, Vincennes; C. W. Moore. Muncle. Constitution John C. Glerhart. An derson; John Kraft, Frankfort; M. I Osborne, Indianapolis; W. H. Qutgg, Richmond; C. H. Stephenson, War saw. Officers for T. P. A. . The following officers were elected this afternoon: President Charles M. Ling, New Al bany.. First Vice President John Watt, Fort Wayne. Second Vice President A. A. lied' Tick, Logansport. Third Vice President Charles M. Gregg, Crawfordsville. Secretary W. T. Chambers. ' Executive Committee John Knight, Frankfort; L. P. Colenback, Vin cennes: C'H. Rronneberg, Anderson , Committee Chairmen Railroad com tnittee, James Tit Crawford. New Al hany; press committee, W. A. Ryan, Terre Haute; legislative committee, A. J. Smith, Indianapolis; hotel com mittee, Charles G. Young, Lafayette; good roads committee. G. P, Wash burn, Marlon; employment committee. G. W. Curran. oKkomo; membership committee, J. J. Shuttleworth, Terre Haute. . ' Chaplain J. S. Young, ; Evansville. President Lebo conducted the busi . ness of the convention in a manner that reflected great credit upon him self and Post C. As a presiding officer Lebo surprised all his many friends and at all times held the conven tion to a steady grind of business. At all times dignified, he acted with falr- nessc to all, and left an impression that will linger long with those at tending x the convention. What Freeman Said. Freeman s speech presenting the - gavel to Elmer Lebo ' was , a "stem winder" and pleased the boys im- mensely. The following men formed the dele gation to Ft Wayne: D P. Whllan. D. L. Mather, Bailey Rossiter. Engle- - brecht, Quigg, Barton, Harty, Turner, " Halsley. Jenkins, Kramer. Freeman, Lebo, Monls, O'Brien. .O. Whelan, ' -Geo. Cates, Hegge, Caldwell. Gordan, " Shreeves, Pierson, Brown, - Dwiggins, Harrington. Shaffer. Zieders. Menden- ball. Higbley and Tingler. Mrs. . John Heggs prepared the , tiiy used by the dalav ' iLocal MIGHT MAKE THEM ANGRY (American News Service) Jeffries Training Camp. Rowarden nan, Cal., May 7. That Jim Jeffries does not propose to incur the enmity of the fair sex was apparent today when the big fellow caused the gym nasium to be closed to women visitors. "You see it's just this way," he said. "When a great ox like roe starts to mauling with a couple of little fel lows you can't tell what will happen. If I accidentally put in a hard punch or happen to butt one of them with my head an expected knock out might re sult. Then all the women would go away saying I was the most heartless man that ever lived and they would call me every variety of big brute on the calendar." ' - One thing is becoming more appais ent every day. That is that every one in camp is satisfied the big fellow is getting into championship condition. Where Jeff re3 was convinced a week ago that he needed every bit of work he could get between now and fight time, he now believes that two or three weeks of regular training diet will put him into the best possible condition. . PRESIDENT TAFT VERY CONFIDENT BILL WILL PASS Chief Executive Thinks That Within the Next Two Weeks Railroad Measure Will Be Pried Through. BUTCHERY OF MEASURE NOT DISTURBING HIM Elimination of Traffic Agree ment and Merger Provisions Not Pleasing, But He Is Not Protesting. (American News Sot vice) Washington, May 7. As a result of conferences which the President has liad since his return to Washington with Senator Elklns of West Virginia, who has charge of the railroad bill in the ' senate, and Senator Crane, of Massachusettes, who is rounding up the republican senators in support of administration policies. .it was confi dently predicted tyday , at the white house that a satisfactory : railroad measure will be passed within the next two weeks. " President Taft is not much dis turbed because the tariff agreement and the merger provision were elimi nated from the bill, although he would like to have had them retained. It Is pointed out that the president's advocacy of the tariff agreement sec tion of the bill is to legalize under the supervision of the interstate, com merce commission, the pooling ; ar rangements which the roads are now carrying on practically without sanc tion of law, and that he desires the merger provision solely in the interest; of minority stockholders. """" . . Will Accept the Bill. He will accept the bill, however, without these provisions, but he will insist upon retaining the stocks and bonds features, believing them to be entirely constitutional, but deferring that Question to the courts in the event that the issue is raised. As soon as the railroad matter is who are in the combination to force administration measures will take up the question of passing the postal sav ings bank bill through the house and the statehood bill through the senate. Here two different problems present themselves as there is a wide differ ence between the two houses in refer ence . to these measures and even greater trouble is anticipated than has resulted over the railroad measure. It is expected, however, that the tariff commission provision in the sundry clvl bill will go a long way toward quieting opposition to the tariff bill, and that its enactment may result in the most satisfactory legislation thus far attempted by the administration leaders. TAFT MEETS PRIUCE , . (American News Service) Washington, May 7. Prince Toku gawa, - president of the Japanese House of Peers, accompanied by the Japanese Ambassador, Baron Uchida, were callers at the White House to day, where the ambassador presented Me Vrimca to President TafU LATE HEWS f ROM OUAKHERRIBLE - -: Port Limon, Costa Rica, Hears That Not One Building at the Capital, Cartago, Is Now Standing. SIX HUNDRED BODIES ARE NOW RECOVERED Conservative Estimate of the I Number Killed Placed at 3,000 San Jose Is Filled to Overflowing. (American News Service) Port Limon, Costa Rico, May ". With the arrival of new details today, the borrow of the Cartago earthquake grows. With more than 5CK bodies re covered from the ruins there, a conser vative estimate of the number of dead in the quake zone today placed the total at more than 3,000. In the entire town of Cartago of 12,000 inhabitants, not a building is standing alone. Slight shocks today increased the terror of the inhabitants. Several par ties of rescuers have been trapped or buried by falling walls since the first great shocks. - w The receipt of news that the United States would send aid, having already rushed $5,000 to the Red Cross, was greeted with rejoicing. San Jose Congested. San Jose is unable to care for the injured. The field hospitals thrown up on the outskirts of Cartago are over crowded; there are not enough tents to go round and the homeless" are driven to primitive methods of secur ing shelter. . - - ' Troops today captured five more looters and they were summarily ex ecuted. The arrival of reports from he out lying country today made It practi cally certain that the property dam age Is more than $25,000,000 and possi bly will ? be $30,000,000. Coffee and fruit plantations suffered the heaviest losses. ' ; People Are in Terror. . In spite of the presence of a heavy. force of troops, the- situation in the stricken town is one of the utmost horror. . In the i wreckage are still hundreds of bodies and It is believed that many of the victims of thfe quake are trapped in debris without .hope of escape or rescue. The ancient adobe of which most of the houses in the city were constructed, crumbled easily. burying men,. Women; and children Many of the more modern buildings. however,' were constructed of heavier material and in them the loss of life was even greater. Throughout the ruins rescue parties are working haphazzard, using any implements that may be available. The work for the most part is unorganized, Pitiful Stories Told. Many pitiful stories are told by refugees. One is that Manuel B. Chevarria, the father of a family of seven, who found himself alone after the great quake, saved by a queer turn of fortune.' He set himself to the task of rescu ing his family alone, refusing to ad mit that all were undobtedly crushed to death. Unable to secure aid, he labored on without food or drink for forty hours. Then he was found to be hopelessly mad. In other instances, children worked with only their hands to save their parents. The cry of the injured entombed has been heard in every section of the city. It is less prevalent today, how ever, grim testimonial of the increas ing seriousness. :? An aged woman was rescued today after having been imprisoned without food or drink almost sixty hours. Ml ELECTION BILL (American News Service) Washington, . May 7. The senate committee on privileges and elections today, authorized a favorable report on the McCall bill providing for pub licity'of campaign funds, but stipulat ed that the publication shall be after. instead of before elections as provid ed for in the house bill. ; CONVICT A BANKER ' American - News Service) Cleveland, ; O., . May 7. Ulysses G. Walker, who wrecked the South Cleve land Banking company, was convicted of perjury today for swearing to false statements as to the bank's assets. BOUGHT A FINE HOME. The fine home of Roy P. Taylor of South Twentieth street has been bought by Fred K. Schornstein, man ager of the Light, Heat and Power Co. The John E. Pelts real estate agency uade the deal, -Uj SOME HURLED OVERBOARD (American New Service) Camden, . N. J., May 7. Eleven men were hurt today,; several so bad it is feared they will die, when the govern ment tug boat St. Charles exploded as she was leaving - the Dialogue ship yards here. AH of the men - were knocked un conscious by the terrific force of the explosion - and several were hurled crews of other boats at anchor in the river and rushed in row boats to the shore. There ambulances were waiting and they were taken to the hospital. The tug boat had just been put in commission. She was examined sev eral days ago and passed by the in spectors. There was a thunder report as the boilers, blew up and pieces from the metal flew in all directions. Several ol the men were hit. The St.. Charles is 125 feet in length. 25 feet beam and 12.6 feet depth. The government officials were notified and an investigation was ordered to ascer tain the cause of the accident. THE SOCIAL EVIL IS DISCUSSED AT WILD. MEETING Astounding Statistics Are Pre sented in Connection With the Matter and Reform Is Strongly Urged. SLAP IS TAKEN AT LOCAL POLICE DEPT. Contention Is Made' That the Bluecoats Are , Not Doing Their Duty Rev. Kenwor thy Delivers Address. Appalling conditions, in this : city, were made public at the closing ses sion of the institute of tlie Wayne County Woman's Christian Temper ance Union, yesterday afternoon, at the- South Eighth Street Friends cnurcn, in discussion of a paper on the social evlL It was stated the lo cal police were not doing their duty. from the fact that it is estimated there are two hundred or more girls, of loose character here. The informant stated that these statistics came indirectly from the po lice themselves. That those in atten dance were astounded, even horrified, Is treating the matter lightly. It was the concensus of opinion that the po lice should do their duty, even if it was necessary to crowd the jails, It being recommended .that every girl found walking the streets at night, unaccompanied, and without - a good excuse, be arrested. . Field for Reform. The members believe that if these statistics are correct, there is a great field for reform in this city. 'Many of these women are believed to be creatures of circumstances, and it was stated that there was no denying the fact that many of the "street walk ers" were girls in their teens, sub jects for attention of the juvenile court and the probation officer, as well as the police. ' That the organization in this county will give the matter personal atten tion is apparent from the substance of the resolutions. The sense of one resolution was that despite the ob stacles, constantly thrown in the paths of reform, the organization : should proceed in an earnest and conscleatdco ious manner to effect local refonna-'mi tions. Rev. Truman Kenworthy, who de livered an address on the subject, dwelt on conditions 'k in the United States and the steps which had been taken to correct the evil. The men tion of Theodore Roosevelt as a lead er in this reformation was applauded. he haying had a law passed by con gress, wiich provided severe punish ment for dealers In "white slaves. The Rev. Mr. Kenworthy also spoke of the laws on the evil passed by the state legislatures. He said that the authorities should give - the subject the utmost consideration and " deal with violations quickly and severely. Option Law Discussed. There were about fifty members of the county organization and visitors present yesterday afternoon. , There were a number of other in teresting matters to which' attention was given at the closing session yes terday. Mrs. Culla . Vayhinger, the state president, delivered an address on the subject, "Our Local Option Law and the Next Legislature She Continued on Pajw Hxht) Late King Edward And the Kaiser 3 j KING GEORGE WAS ALMOST OVERCOME BY HIS EMOTIONS While Making a Speech After His Coronation the New Ruler of Great Britain Sob bed Like Child. , WITH DEEP SILENCE CROWD GREETED HIM Members of the Cabinet Tend ered Their Resignations to the King, But He Returned Them Unopened. American News Service) London, , May 7. King George V. was formerly proclaimed as successor to the English throne at four o'clock yesterday afternoon. . The Impressive ceremony took place in the throne room of St. James place in presence of the privy council. His majesty was! almost overcome with emotion. His speech, modeled cleverly after that his father, was delivered .under the same circumstances and was almost unintelligible for sobs. His tears fell on -the parchments as he signed the statutory declarations. - Immense but cuite multitude pressed about the' palace for a sight of the new king, who passed by with but little state. He , wore an admiral's uniform and was attended by only two officials from Marblorough house. The crowd greeted Mm in silence, and with bowed heads as he proceeded to the palace. , , Kissed Hand of King. The oath was administered to the king by Lord Loreburn, the lord high chancellor. Following the custom the members of the cabinet who were present, tendered their formal resigna tions to their new ruler, who returned resignations unacted upon. Thereupon the members of the- cabinet and privy councillors kissed the king's hand." ac cording to traditional usage, to signify eir allegiance to the successor of Edward VII. In addressing -the privy council King George said : "My heart is ' too full for me to address you In more than few words. It Is my sorrowful duty to announce you the death, of my dearly beloved ,v father. In ';, this Irre - parable loss I am confronted by feel ing I have the sympathy, of my future subjects.? To endeavor a to i follow :.; in his footsteps and at the same time to uphold the 'constitutional governemnt of these realms will be the earnest ob jects of my life."' On Monday morning the proclama tion of George V.'s accession will be read in all of the principal towns of the kingdom-' The king's first speech made an excellent impression on the aged statesmen assembled to greet the new ruler. , The interment of Edward YIL will probably be in ten days at Progmore. THE WEATHER. STATE AND , LOCAL ProbaWy rain Sunday. Not m-j efcosw jn tenv jeratur ' J , " . MONEY IS GREAT STICKLER FOR A HAUGHTY "FRONT M No Member of Either Branch of Congress More Stoutly Insists on Having ; All Red Tape Unraveled. - LOBBYING IS AGAINST HIS FIRM SET RULES The Gubernatorial Nomination Fight Among Texas Demo crats. Is Exciting Great In terest in Washington. (American News Service) BY RODERICK CLIFFORD. Washington, May 7. There is no member of either house ' of congress who "is more of a factor in observing the rules than is Senator Money of Mississippi. This -.' fact is brought to mind by the investigation ' now Jn j progress before a special committee of the House, in connection with charges and counter-charges growing out of j the attacks made on certain members of the House - by the American Mer chant Marine League through its offi cial organ,- a monthly magazine pub lished at Cleveland, Ohio. -. "Among the witnesses examined by the committee recently was former Representative McCleary of Minnesota. who was alleged to have violated the rules of the House in that he took ad vantage of the privilege of the floor as an ex-member to "lobby" for the ship subsidy bill. . McCleary in Denial. Mr. McCleary: denied that he had engaged In lobbying, but admitted that he - received money from the Marine League for speeches, etc. He never broached ship subsidy to any member of the floor, he said, but if any mem ber brought the subject up then he discussed it. The rules of the House expressly forbid lobbying by' ex-members, deny ing the, privilege of the floor. to those interested In legislation. When Sena tor Money retired from the floor in the 5Sth congress he became interested in certain legislation. He was a familiar figure around the capitol, but he never once appeared on the floor during the . session of the House. When he wanted to see a member he sent word by the doorkeeper, as do other attorneys now having the privilege of the floor. Often Mr. Money would be invited to visit the floor while the House was in ses sion, but his answer was that it wan against the rules for , ex-members to do so during the session, when inter ested in pending legislation. If the rules should be enforced these days fewer ex-members would be seen in the seats or on the lounges In the speaker's lobby. . Texas Fight Is Hot. The gubernatorial fight for the nomination now on In Texas among the democrats Is exciting much inter est here because of the prohibition is sue involved. This question fs so dan erous that members of the Lone Star state delegation are keeping their (Continued on Fase EighLi Decision Reached Yesterday to Revoke the Indefinite Grant Made by This County to Root. Ashe. PROTECTION FOR ALL CONSUMERS DESIRED Board Desires to Guarantee Public From Excessive Rates, Long Term Feature and Discrimination. yesterday aiternoon revoked the fran chise of Robert Ashe to use practically all the highways of Wayne county for "any and all" purposes of purveying "electricity for all its various and sev. , era! uses." The action of the board of commissioners was 'due. they stated, to their desire to hear all the evidence in the case and to secure full protec tion for ; the country districts before granting a franchise. Their original action had been based on their wish -to make it possible for, the. whole county to obtain the use of electric light. They further stated that on the advice of their attorney it was neces sary io rescind tne franchise in case, they wanted to amend it before It be came binding by the beginning of oper at ions or the incurring of liability by the grantee.' Mr. Ashe. - - Previous to this decision, the board held a hearing for a petition presented by the committee from the bureau of municipal research and a committee of the Y. M. R C which stated the ob jections to the franchise in a general manner and asked that the board re voke the franchise in order that th matter might be considered afresh. There followed a discussion of the' franchise in which the principal part was taken by By ram Bobbins and by The discussion warn amncrf fitf' TLfr . H. A, Johnson fof the board of muni cipal research, who advised the board of the law In the case as he had found " the board ' could reconsider the case ' and that in : revocation. He ; further' added that as a private citlsen he felt v that a stricter franchise, with mora - safeguards would be better; ' v Robblns Speaks. By ram Robblns of the Y. MV B. C.,: followed this up by stating that the franchise as granted was a mere "naked grant., a license and not a contract, because - there was no con siderationin other words Ashe prom ised absolutely , nothing to the people of the county on paper and that he didn't have to do a single thing In return for the franchise granted. That the board, he was sure, had acted only with the desire in their minds of sup plying modern conveniences to the whole county, but that this was not a parallel case to the other franchises which had been granted and that the , board of commissioners, he thought, would more nearly attain their original object by putting things back to their former position. ; Bobbins said it was necessary to revoke the franchise be fore any liability was incurred. ; Byram Bobbins was followed by the other representatives of the committee . who went into the terms of the frant chise. . 4 Petls Reid, W. D. Foulke. Carl' Bernhardt. , N. C. Helronimous and. Rudolph Leeds attended at the bear ing. Mr. Beeson , speaking for the board of county commissioners, then stated that they had thought this a very simi i lar franchise; to the one granted . to of Liberty and that the commlsssfcmers were willing to do anything they could to help the whole county and that.lt seemed the best thing to do to revoke the franchise and begin over, for they wanted everyone satisfied. Like Red to a Buti. Any change in the franchise was like a red rag to a bull to Wilfred Jeasup, who declared that the franchise was only for fifty years, that as for considering any form ' of ' recompenM for the right to use the highways.' either now or hereafter, his company wouldn't give ten dollars a year for the privilege. He said that the rates were not put into the franchise be cause it would In ' reality be for the benefit of Mr. Ashe to Insert them. And furthermore that if the commissioner rescinded their action he would advise. Mr. Ashe not to petition again in fact. said Mr. - Jessup he'll have to get another attorney. " - Byram Bobbins said that If . It was for the benefit of Mr. Ashe to have the rates put in it was the first time In his experience as an '-.attorney that corporations did not profit by being able to charge whatCy r?T2& Bob bins 'thought that fifty ycL ' en tirely too long a time to C to have the franchise and C least might be stated in the ce the length of time he did want It. they would not accept another, fran chise with : better safeenard. - tm iCostlnnai cat STz: I iT U.