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RICHMOND FAJL3LABMJM AND SUN-TELEGRAM. ;t; GOVERNMENT HAS TIMOTHY L. WOODRUFF FIGHTING ROOSEVELT .;'..'..'" ., VM VXXV NO 31-1 ' " " t 5 ' ' ' " B1CIIMOSD. IND., " ' MOUSING, SEPTE3IBER 18, 1910. ' - T SINGLE COPY, 3 CENTS. : : . : 1 " ' ' ' ...... iii i .1 , - i ELMER E. OLDAKER IS (BATED FOR REPRESENTATIVE Wayne County Central Com mittee in Session Yesterday Names Pedagogue to Suc ceed Harvey. PREDICTION MADE A Famous Actress fs Now Dying BY HAIH1A COB OUT QUITE TRUi Di HAD TROUBLE TO GET GOOD STEEL Quality, of Material Furnished to Armor the Great Dread naughts of the Navy Is Said to Be Very Poor. TESTS SATISFACTORY THE OFFICERS STATE However a Recent Board of In ' quiry Found that a Number of Plates Were in a Poor Condition. BY JONATHAN WINFIELD. Washington. Sept. 17- Within the last four years "Uncle Sam" has been having all sorts of trouble with the quality of steel furnished by the large steel mills of the country for use as armament for his navy dreadnaugbts. Whether the steel under actual war conditions would resist the onslaught of an enemy has never been demon strated, although firing tests at the naval proving grounds at Indian Head, Md., have, in a measure, satisfied of ficers that the steel Is all that would be required. , From recent examinations by boards of inquiry' in behalf of the navy de partment reports have been made to 'the effect that the covering of armor on ships' sides would meet with the most exacting and searching Investi gation. Yet, somehow, alarming stor ies find their way before the public which describe the plight the aver age American battleship would be In. should It meet an enemy of war. Naval officers Immediately convene in . extraordinary session, with the result that assauaglng and comforting mes sages are given the public that the navy li In better condition today than over before. Hates Found Defective. Nevertheless, other boards of In quiry are formed and special Investi gation, ordered. - One made about a- week ago and . sent to the secretary of the navy conveyed the Information that six plates of armor had been found defective in the battleship Utah, four on the North Dakota and nine on the Delaware, three of the The Utah and North Dakota have not yet been fully equipped while the Delaware has been In service a little less than a year. " The plates, which weigh about fifty tons each and cover a space from four to six feet wide and .about nine feet long, cover the most vital parts of the ship. They become defected with "spores", or "quales," a general cracking of the case-hardened metal. On the Utah, a ship of 21,825 tons displacement, with 26 guns in its , main battery, some of the lesser cracks have been gone over with "filler." On the Delaware, a vessel of 20,000 tons displacement and with 24 guns in Its main battery, the "spores stood out plainly, the plates being " very badly cracked, while on the North Dakota, a ship of 20,000 tons with 24 guns in its main battery, the platea were so bad that new ones were ordered to replace the old ones. With the disclosures made by the special board. Secretary of the Navy Meyer, it Is thought will call for re ports from all commanding officers of vessels for full particulars concern ing thearmament of their ships. What the result will be naval experts are loath to say. Who Is to be "stung" for the price of the defective armor will also be a question? The judge ad vocate of the navy department is wrestling with the proposition. Postal Savings Law. Is President Taft, father of the pos tal saving bank scheme to Inherit the fame, or the calumny (whichever you choose) of being responsible for a race of misers. Leading Inanclal ex - ports do not look at the matter in that light, although enterprising can dy vendors, amusement men and mer chants are giving the matter serious consideration. Their objection la based on the idea and spirit of the administration's pet scheme. They claim that through the postal saving bank, thousands of do! lars monthly will bo taken out of the marts of trade, hoarded away and kept from circulation. In speaking to one of the leading mall merchants of this city on the ' subject he said: "The habit of saving, once formed, becomes ineradicable. It promotets thrift, and sometimes makes people miserly. Teach the young to save, but not to acquire miserly habits. When a young boy or girl places their money In a postal saving bank. denying themselves of what other chil dren enjoy, the spirit thus engender- ed is sometimes akin to the miserly habit of older people whose saving proclivities cut them off from the real enjoyment of life. The scheme pro posed by Mr. Taft may be all right. bat at the same time parents must ex rclao wise discretion If they wish to avoid the possible dangers created by too much saving In their young off ; spring. On the other hand. First Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Andrew is enthusiastic about the scheme and I ,.'' V -.V:-:v . mm : f Timothy L. Woodruff, the chairman of the New York State Republican committee, who Is one of the leaders in the fight to force Colonel Roosevelt out of a controlling Influence in New York politics. Dr. Woodruff has been In politics many years and although a fighter, is noted for his great urbanity and unwillingness to wound feelings. At the recent primary election in New York he proved that he absolutely controlled the so-called Woodruff dis trict in King County, and was instra mental In landing 131 anti-Roosevelt delegates for the Saratoga convention which opens the latter part of the month. With William Barnes, Jr., he la the most conspicuous political ene my of Colonel Roosevelt in the state thinks It will offset the all too spend thrifty actions-of present day-youths. both male and female. Whatever objections, real or fan cied," he says, "there may be to the postal saving bank scheme, now enacted Into law, whoever may reap the greatest benefits from the deposit the government, selfish private in terests or the depositors themselves the simple fact remains that the new institution will tend to promote thrift among, men. women, boys and girls of limited means. Hard Habit to Lose. "The habit of saving, once acquired is Just as hard to lose as the habit of smoking. Saving tends to promote self respect; It is a great economic, intellectual and even moral anchor (or the individual and for society. There Is not the slightest reason why the habit of saving should degenerate into a miserly, niggardly habit." At all events, Mr. Andrews does not give President Taft a "black eye,1 nor Senator Nelson A. Aldrich a solar plexus blow for having urged the passage of-the new law. On the con trary he speaks of the high and noble effort that these two men have made for having congress adopt the scheme "Not only," he says, "does the scheme contemplate the catching of the pennies and the dimes of chll dren but It will be the means of af fording farmers, their dependents and many other, persons located in small towns throughout the United States and its insular . possession a safe means of protection - from . burglars, Hitherto the farmer has had to carry his money to town for deposit and the small townsfolk theirs to the city for deposit. That will be completely obviated when the new scheme is in good running order. The farmer can give his bank roll to the postal clerk as can the town folk. It will mean absolute security, much better than Is now afforded by some large city depos itaries. The government will guar antee the safety of the money and the average American citizen will be con tent with that" Whether the scheme will be the suc cess tnat omciais believe it win be remains to be seen. Mr. Andrews, however, does not see any reason why it should not. and in fact, believes that in the future it will be the big institu tion of the United States government ODD FELLOWS MEET (American News Service.) Atlanta, . Ga, Sept 17. Odd Fel lowa from all parts of the United States, Canada and Mexico gathered here today for the annual communica tion of the sovereign grand lodge which will be opened Monday. The Patriarchs Militant and the Sisters of Rebekah will also meet during the week and It Is expected that at least 50,000 members of the fraternity will be in attendance. Tomorrow morning the visitors will attend services at Wesley Memorial church, where the sermon will be preached by- Rev. W. I. Canter of Fairmount, W. Va.. who is the grand chaplain of the order. PLEDGES SUPPORT TO A. J. BEVERIDGE Candidate Favors County Lo cal Option, Primary Election Law and Change in Govern ment of Cities and Towns. Elmer "E. Oldaker was nominated for. Joint representative from Fayette and Wayne counties, by the Wayne County Central Committee, yesterday afternoon at republican headquarters. The nomination was made to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John C. Harvey, of Centervllle. Mr. Oldaker made a speech before the central committee in which he outlined his position as follows: , "Gentlemen of the Wayne County Republican Central Committee: Be lieving that candidates for legislative offices should make their positions known to the voters before a nomin ation or an election. I make the fol lowing statements: First I pledge myself to vote for the re-election of Albert J. Beveridge for United States senator and to stand by hinvas long as his name is before; the general assembly. ' Second. I am opposed to the re peal of the county local option law and will vote to keep it on the statute , books. I .' Third. I favor and endorse a pri-,J. mary election law, which law shall in clude all officers that are elected by popular vote. v Fourth. I favor an amendment of our laws governing jJiUeq .anjdtpwns. wnether by commission or otner metn- od, that better results may be obtain ed at less expenses. "Fifth. I favor and endorse legisla tion for candidates publishing their campaign expenses; for better protec tion to life and property by a more rigorous police protection; for a more equitable distribution of the burdens of taxation; for the eradication of some evils, at least, in marriage and divorce; for the fostering and develop ing of our education system; and for better protection to labor, especially on our railroads and In our mines and factories. Yours truly, Elmer E. Oldaker." Several state republican office seek ers were present and made short talks among whom were Judgo Rabb, of Ft Wayne. Previous to the balloting a resolu tion was adopted that all candidates should support A. J. Beveridge, for senator, first, last and all the time. and as long as his name is before the state legislature. The following were nominated for County Councilmen-at-large: C. H. Ad- delman, Richmond; Frank Worl, Jack sonburg and Lewis Hampton, Foun tain City. 'Mr. Worl is a member of the council at the present time. How ard Horton was nominated for county surveyor. DIAZ CONGRATULATED Pres. Taft Sends Message to Mexican Government on 100th Anniversary. PRAISES MEXICAN OFFICIAL (American News Service. Washington. Sept. 17. A copy of the congratulatory telegrams sent by President Taft to President Diaz of Mexico on the 100th anniversary of Mexico's independence, was made pub lic by the state department today. The message Is high In its praise of President Diaz and Is as follows: ' fOn this . great anniversary allow me to add to the message of cordial friendship, taken your excellency and the government and people of Mexico by the special ambassador and the delegates ot this neighboring country, my own sincerest felicitations and al so to offer my best wishes and con gratulations to your excellency whose name will ever be associated with the splendid event of which today is the centennial. - CONVERSE FUNERAL The funeral of William C. Converse will be held this afternoon from the homo, 25 Sooth Nineteenth street and will be private. ' Burial will be at Earlham, - Lottie Gilson, the former stage favorite who is now dying in Bellevue. Hospital, "New Tors, ot sickness, discouragement and want The picture on the right is the actress in private life and all the other various poses assumed during the height of her success. At one time Miss Gilson was the greatest money-getter ''on Broadway" and was the original of the invitation to an audience to join in the chorus with her cheery: "Now all together." . IS J. Pushes Oregon Trunk Line Through Harri- man Estates. . BUILD UP AND DOWN STATE (American News Service.) Portland. Ore., Sept. 17. A Hill in vasion of Harriman territory that is without precedent is now being waged in Oregon, for surveying gangs are driving their stakes through the pri vate estate of the late magnate. on the shores of the Klamath lakes, where Mr. Harriman spent a few sum mers In recreation . : just before bis death. '- The engineers are working in the interests of the Oregon Trunk, a Hill line that is building up and down the Oregon map. The surveyors cut the estate in two, running between the Pelican bay lodge and the shore of the lake. This is declared to be the only feasible route for the new line and the engin eers say it will be built, condemning the strip through the beautiful ground of the Harriman estate if necessary. That the playground of the dead magnate should be invaded by his greatest business antagonist seems a fateful outcome ot the years of strug gle between the rivals for the su premacy of western railroads. UNVEIL MONUMENT Sharpsburg, ML, Sept. 17. The In diana monument and markers on the Antietam battle field were dedicated today in the presence of a . large crowd. Governor Marshall of Indiana delivered the principal . address. Oth er prominent participants were Mere dith Nicholson, the Indiana author; W. W. Daugherty, president of the Antietam commission, and Brig. Gen. George B. Davis, who; acepted the me morials in behalf of jhe secretary of war. rt Pallcdimn's Dsily Average Circulation For Week Ending Sept 17, 1910. ' (Except Saturday) TOTAL DAILY AVERAGE CIRCU LATION Including Rural Routes. Mall Cir culation. Small Towns, Complimen tarlea. City Circulation, Ete, Six Days 6,089 AVERAGE CITY CIRCULATION 3,353 This Includes Regular - Compli mentary list. This Report ' Does Not Include Sample Copies. OREGON INVADED LEGISLATION Oil LABOR ISTAFT'S NEXT PROGRAM - m .-' After Conference with Labor Leaders He Will Frame His Message Message for the Next Congress. HE WILL BE A GUEST IN CINCINNATI, TUESDAY When the President Leaves Beverly His Vacation Will Be Ended Other Speeches Scheduled. . Beverly, Mass., Sept. 17. President Taft's vacation practically ended to day. " At midnight tomorrow he will board a train for Cincinnati, going via New Haven, where he will attend a meeting of the Yale corporation on Monday. Tuesday will find him in Cincinnati where he will deliver an address at the opening of a dam. He will outline his future policy with re gard to river and harbor improve ments. The remainder of his stay in Cincinnati will be given to dispatch of his private business. , . Saturday or Sunday next, the presi dent will reach Washington where the accumulated business of two montns awaits mm. . Judicial ap pointments are to be decided upon, the Ballinger-Pinchot . affair adjusted and other matters of almost equal im portance demand his attention. The cabinet will be in session practically four days. . Leaving Washington October 1, the president will address the National League of Republican clubs that night in New York. . He will return to Bev erly October 2, but there is, nothing but work ahead of him there. The message is to be prepared, plans for economy to be completed, estimates gone over and the work of the tariff board to review. The president will bid adieu to Bev erly finally October 16. The proposed labor legislation will be a prominent feature of Taft's legis lative program during the forthcoming session of congress. Mr. Taft is al ready in communication with John Mitchell and other labor leaders and in his annual message ho win lay spe cial stress upon the obligations of the republican party to discharge the remaining pledges of the 1908, plat form. TAG DAY NETS $613,03 Tag Day" yesterday netted the La dies Aid society of the Reid Memorial hospital $613.03. This amount did not reach the donations of last year when $661 was realised by the hospital day. The. society was anxious that over one thousand dollars would be raised yes terday, but is not disappointed at the donation. ; . ' ANOTHER SUFFRAGIST Miss Anna Morgan Daughter of J. Pierpont, Is Latest -Notable Addition. PLANS FOR SUFFRAGE FAIR (American News Service.) New York, Sept. 17. Miss Anne Morgan, daughter of J. Pierpont Mor gan, the king of finance, is the latest notable addition to the ranks of the suffragists, it developed today when Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont made the fact known. , , , In outlining . plans . for . the suffrage fair to be held early in December, Mrs. Belmont announced that Miss Morgan had promised to work for it. Miss Morgan declined to take charge of a table at the fair but she said she would help in other ways. Miss Mor gan activities in the past have been directed towards' philanthropical and sociological work. CANDIDATES TO . SUCCEED WILSON Many Prominent Men Named for the T Presidency of Princeton. McCLELLAN IS MENTIONED WELL KNOWN , EDUCATORS ARE TALKED OF AS 8UCCESSOR TO PRES. WILSON, NOMINATED FOR GOV ERNOR OF NEW JERSEY. ' (American News Senice.) New York. Sept. 17. Following the positive announcement by Dr. Wood row Wilson of his purpose to resign the presidency of Princeton univer sity in order to devote himself wholly to his candidacy for governor of New Jersey, came the report today that George B. McClellan - ex-mayor of New York, was an applicant for the post to be made vacant by Dr. Wil son's resignation. Other names men tioned were those of John H. Finley. president of the college of the City of New York; Dean Andrew F. West of the Graduate school; Henry Burchard Fine, dean of university, and next in authority to the president; Harry Garf eld. son of ex-President Garfield, and until he accepted the presidency of Williams college a year ago. head of the university's department of poli tics and political economy; and Dr. Henry Van Dyke. THE WEATHER. STATE AND LOCAL Fair tonight; warmer Sunday; cooler in North , west Indiana. Dead Political Leader at JO fication Banquet Predicted Political Unrest in the Unit ed States. VOTERS WOULD LEAVE THE PARTIES RANKS Hanna Warned and He S&& Differences Between Capi tal Would Become ttuch More Pronounced. BY RODERICK CLIFFORO. Washington, Sept. 17. "Mark Hea na s propnecy is coming true wiukhk' a doubt." said a prominent statesman' the other day, to several senators and representatives who were tn Washing- ton despite the hot weather attending1 to the wants ot constituents, before ' , the several executive departments. "Following the successful ompaigi ' of 1900," he continued, "when MeSfct- ' ley, whose forces Hanna geoeralei. was again victor over William J. Bry an, there was a Quiet dinner of JoUt fication given to Hanna by a croup of New York financiers. The press was ' excluded. Hanna, as perhaps some of you know, was not an orator,' but when occasion called for tt It could lay down the law and expouxl facts in peerless fashion. The ' Joy ousness that sprung up at the dinner r was given, a Bevere Jolt when t guest of honor was called upon . tor. I 'few remarks.' - "Ignoring all reference to the great victory, 'the people hate spoken efts phrases that would seem to have been appropriate for the occasion, and the. man who had twice made TCStn. McKinley - president of the' TJtitil States took out his hammer1., gan to knock' his boats. twCNsff?2fct , his speech was not taken down stesso " graphically but I will give the sent!-. -ment of it. ; ' ' ' ! " Two New Parties. "He pointed out that the differences ' between labor and capital were fes:' coming more pronounced t each yes?. t 'Mark you,' he declared, 'in twenty years, yes, in 'sixteen years there wd be no republican or democratic per -ties, as we' know them today. Tfcr voters of the nation will be lined up with the conservative or radical par- ; ties, two dominant parties , that or , -coming into being. " - " - "He predicted that before the prect' dentiat election of , 1912 there wooU , be great radicalism In both of tio two great parties and that the tsit of the 1916 election would be enteral , around radicalism and conservatism. "Then, too he forecasted thai the next eight years would see the radical movement, now called iusarstnL crop-, ping np in both party ranks. It seems) to me that the prophecy ; nas oeea practically fulfilled. There was a chorus of assent waua , one of the listeners declared "It ft fc not yet been, it surely wiU be fslSIl- Amuse. Naval Offlesrsw , Continuous reports of t2a eaeeees - of airship operators tn : droayinjt fake bombs upon fake airships amuse uatt -ed States naval officers wfcb tTm watching the trials. - ' ' "You will notice," said u cxgsrt of the naval establishment the otltsr 1 day, "that in the published stories of these so-called successful bomb drop- ' pings from : airships upon- supposed battleships, that there is never nay reference to the height at which the airship is flying or at what need It is traveling when the feat Is seoeak plished. v l "The reason wby this fact Is omit' . ted is due simply to the fact that to publish It would make the test rtiJo ulous to knowing men. I wfil trjcsr that at no time has an oranxe ken dropped upon a : supposed bagsc? from an airship that was flylae; over a hundred feet above- the waterHne of the' bettlocr.lp, C7 airship was flying over a hun7c4 If it was less than 12S feet &7 waterline of the supposed wxjrd tt : would be dashed to pieces) agxt H steel masts. If it was not more tasa a mile high the men manning the guss could readily take care of tt. There tt no fear, either, of bomb-dropping-eper- atives of airships dealing death aai r :' destruction to battleships by dropfteg bombs down smoke stacks. Remor able coverings for the smokestacks- would interfere seriously with evil da- sign." Army ants Men. "Wanted, mem for the TJnitt States Army. A good chance to tea the world. Excellent opportunity for the right men." . This, in substance. Is the advertise ment the war department' w3 soon display, for the ansy In to be recrtfi ed up to tiae fsH cfatnen strrri' DreserOed ty tow 7.Ct3. Tt a . numbers a Caw now tin tUxz. 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