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ran . AND SUN-TELEGRAM. VOL. XXXVI. NO. 5 IUCllMO.ND. 1I.. 3IOXDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 14, 1910.. g SING LE COPY S CENTS. STATE SHIPPERS PLAII BIG FIGHT WITH RAILROADS Indiana Association, Backed by Millions, to Try to Pre vent Advance on the Coal Rates in December. PLAN OF ACTION IS BEING FIGURED OUT " " t -Five Acts of Legislation Will Also Be Submitted to Leg islatureBig Contest Is a Prediction. (Palladium Special) Indianapolis, lad., Nov. 11. Racked by more tlian $250,000,030 capital, the Indiana Manufacturers and Shippers astxe'atlon, 200 large and wealthy cor I orations, will grapple with the com blnod rallrcads and with the Inter urate commcrco commission, if. need le, to prevent a genera! advance in coal rates from going Into cf'oct Dee. 1. ' . Lltfccr by Injunction to prevent tiio Interstate commerce commissions ac tloa from becoming effective and thus to keep the roada from raising rates, v by action In the courts to uphold a prospective ruling of the Indiana ltcllroad Commission restoring fie ( Id rates, the state association will i rive to Attain 1(3 object. Tfco latter, would give more power and prcsllgo to t'.ie railway commls a on. If It should tako.such action and bj sustained, and this plan may' be cdopted. Either action binges upon whether the Interstate Commission decides to let the railroads raise rates. ' ..I . .V .... J shippers association believe four mem bers of the Interstate Commission will favor the railroads and only three op pose them. - Legislation Deal red. Involved In the same plan are five eta of legislation which the shippers will put before the Indiana legisla ture: '.. " 1. ' To remove the limit - of two years on the effectiveness of the or dera of the railroad commission, and to make the orders effective for a time to be specified In Individual cases by the commission Itself. 2. To give the commission power to suspend any rates pending an In vestlgatlon. 3. To give the commission power to make rate! not only on petition but on He own initiative. 4. To enforce more prompt settle ment of claims by the railroads. 5. To permit the commission to fix the amount of reparation In cases In which a shipper ' has been over charged on account of a misquoted rate. "There will be a' fight," said J. V. Zartman, Indianapolis secretary of the Manufacturers and Shippers associa tion, "as surely as the manufacturers are absolutely dependent upon coal to run their plants and the situaUon le particularly acute In the gas belt where many .factories were built be fore the supply ran our gaa out and have since been kept going on coal shipped from Indiana mines. Many ethers were built there after the rail roads promised a rate of 60 cents a ton. When this promise was made by . the Big Four, the Southern In dlana, the E., and T. II., and the Lake Erie, the roads were perfectly willing on account of the Increased tonnage. Some of the factories use 20,000 cars yearly aside from the shipping of coal. With the tremendous Increase in ton-' nage which all are seeking, it looks mighty small to Increase the rates which are now above the original pro mise. Hits Gaa Belt Hard. The proponed increase will amount to 8 cents from the mines to Chicago. K centa to Indiana gast belt cities, and as high as 28 cents In some towns, above the regular 60 centa rate now effective. It would affect about 300 cltlea and towns In thla atate. chief among which are Crawfordsvllle, La fayette, Marlon, Muncle, Kokomo, An derson and Port Wayne. There would be no Immediate effect upon Indiana polls. It Is said, but this city would probably be touched later. '. . The manufacturers andshippers as sert the coal operators as a body are with them In the fight against higher rates. It Is suspected that eastern lines are working to encourage the use of the long haul from eastern coal mines to Indiana factories. Hence an Increase In Indiana railroad rates would permit the eastern mines to cut In, and to limit the Indiana field.- At present a line running north and south through Muncle marks the di vision between the fields and a dif ference of five cents from the Indiana mines to the factories, It Is argued, would swing the manufacturers' pat ronage to the east- Also Indiana rates must balance with those in Illi nois If the neld in this state Is not to be limited. .... History of Contest. The whole contest goes back to a tie Tap of coal cars at Terre Haute four year ago. The manufacturers and nippers put through the shippers bill (Continued oa Pace Six) Tolstoi This cut shows the venerable Rus sian philosopher, his home and his wife, who attempted to kill herself be cause of his disappearance! Press dis patches announced today that Count Tolstoi is in a monastery and refuses to return to his home. v 0 AUTOIST HAD VERY MARVELOUS ESCAPE Prominent Eaton Man's Car Struck; by. Train, but He ; ; Did hot Get Injured. (Palladium Special) " ' ' Eaton, 0., NoV.'ilEdward Christ man, a prominent business man of Eaton," while driving an Overland au tomobile over the. High street cross ing of the Pennsylvania was struck by a west " bound ' passenger train, knocked ifty feet and escaped with out 1 a scratch.' The automobile was demolished. It 'Is reported the machine "went dead" on the tracks. '. Train No. 19 hit Cbrlatman's car while moving about thirty miles an hour. The man did not jump, but clung tightly to the car when the train crashed into It. Man and machine were raised high Into the air and thrown against a cherry tree In a yard near the rail road. The machine struck the base of the tree and Chrlstman was thrown out on his feet. He walked away from the scene of the accident unhurt. His escape is considered nothing short of miraculous for the machine was reduced to splinters. The blame for the accident has not been placed. WILL CANVASS VOTE Union, Fayette and Wayne Sheriffs Are to Meet. The canvass of the votes cast in Wayne, Union. and Fayette counties for the joint legislative tickets will be made by the sheriffs of the differ ent counties in the office of Sheriff Meredith on Wednesday. The Union county sheriff and Sheriff Meredith will go over the vote cast for joint senator In the two counties. Walter S. Commons of this city was the Re publican candidate, being opposed by Fred Krone. Jr. The Fayette county sheriff and the Wayne county official will canvass the Fayette-Wayne coun ty vote cast for joint representative. Elmer . E. Oldaker, Republican, and Lawrence Bertsch. Democrat, both of Jackson township, were the candi dates. : . PETITION ASKS FOR A CHANGE OF VENUE A motion to send the case of Cora Trible against the Richmond Light. Heat and Power company for damages for personal Injuries to another cir cuit court has been riled In the Wayne circuit court where the damage, suit was entered. The court has not act ed on the peUUon for change of venue. . i I I"'.-- r . Refuses to Return Home J"'aSSBBBBBfy - ' i II - , fk&fr, . - ' - ' I 1 ka K, : " t A f l t ". II I 1 1 ;:i"ea:-' .f f a ? . I (i,.niii I w hi ii i huh I AS TO A FESTIVAL V. M. B. C. Will Sound the Local Business Men , Sentiment of the business men "In Richmond In regard to holding a Fall Festival in ..'1911 .will be expressed in replies to, questions which the .1910 organization is sending- through- its secretary, W. W. Reller. Each contri butor to the Fall Festival has received already,, or .will receive shortly . a let ter from Secretary Reller in which the financial condition of ' the 1910 Fall Festival will be outlined briefly. The affair was a .failure financially, due 'to the unfavorable weather, and now there is on hand a deficit of $1, 922.92. , . V Supplemented to this letter are a list of questions with blank spaces for. answer. As rapidly as these blanks are filled and mailed to the association, they will be placed on file. The executive , committee will base its judgment in regard to the 1911 Fall Festival from these replies. TEACHER "WHIPPED" A Realistic Touch Given by "School Days" Members. Jules Held, the school master In the typical little sketch, School Days," which appeared at the Murray theater last week, , experienced ' the' true ex periences of the old time pedagogue in an aftermath . to the Friday evening performance. In the alley in the rear of the theater. He was cut on the right hand and his head was "bunged" up by his "pupils.". The difficulty re sulted from reasons unknown to the general public. , According to the best authority when the company was leaving the play house by the rear entrance on Friday evening the "pupils" all jump ed upon their "poor . teacher." They had it hot and furious for a while. When the company left the city appar ently all differences ' had been made up. The school master was as popu lar with them as ever, Judging from outward appearances. However hi3 hand was bandaged and his head showed the effects of rough usage. THE WEATHER STATE -Unsettled weather; snow in Northeast portion; -colder tonight. Tuesday fair and colder in outh portion. LOCAL-r-Unsettled and colder to night. Tuesday fair and continued cold. .. . , i r V V J9 TOLSTOf FORCED TO HIS RETREAT Says LitVWas Made Burden by Moving Picture Men ! , ' and . 1 Visitors. ; . (American News. Service) Moscow, Nov. 14.7-Count Tolstoi, the self exiled novelist and philosoph er in the sanctuary of the Szamoro dinski monastery at Optina Pustina, today spurned the pleas of his wife and refused to return to his home, r The appeal, waa made by his daugh ter Alexandra, who followed her fath er to tthe monastery,' but the aged count refused to yield. Countess Tolstoi at" her home at Yasnaya Poliana is in a state of col lapse. She declared today that Tol jstoi's mind has beenrwrecked by the ! machinations of the Russian govern ment and that she would follow him and make one last plea to her hus band. When this news was taken to the count who is busy on his -new book with the help of a typist, he said there was no use of his wife's follow ing him. : "I am happy and I cannot see why others should mourn when my happi ness should give ,x happiness to my friends," said the aged recluse. Made Life Miserable. TMy .Ufe had been made miserable for me by perpetual guests, perpetual visits and visitors. I could not walk abroad upon my estate or in the vil lages without being annoyed by mov ing picture. photographers. .They have no respect for my, feelings and It dls-' tressed me. beyond measure. I have lived upon earth for 82 years and have tried to do my duty as a Christian and as a citizen. I feel it my duty towards myself to maintain the step I have taken. - - - "It is true that I have refused to communicate with my family, but I do not. love them the less. My daughter Alexandra, came to me and wept on my hands, but I gently told her of imy continued determination to live the ascetic life I have taken up. It is right ; that I should do this. I seek. peace and quiet but I have done all I could for humanity in the past: It is in justice to myself that I have re tired." .: ; It has been reported lately that Count Tolstoi even exaggerated his own radical views towards duty to humanity and that he sought to quar rel with his wife because she had rais ed rents and sought cheaper labor for the estate PALLADIUM 'PHONES Business Office .....2566 News Department'!...! 121 Society Editor 11 21 -. Ill CITY OFFICIALS MUST PAY DEBTS AND BOOZE LESS At a Cabinet Meeting This Morning Mayor Zimmer man Instructed Heads of City Departments. GOOD ADMINISTRA TION WAS PROMISED And the Mayor Says that He Will Keep His Pledge to the Public Cabinet Holds a Meeting. Use of Intoxicating liquors by city officials or employes to an excessive degree, and failure to pay debts con tracted while employed by the city, will be reasons assigned for probable requeEts for resignations of certain men in pay of tlie city, unless their ways are mended. A statement to this effect was made by Mayor Zim merman at the meeting of the Mayor's cabinet this morning. There has been complaint that cer tain employes of the city have been drinking heavily. Such was the case of John Fitzsimmons, of the street de partment, who was fined $1 and costs for intoxication this morning in po lice court. Immediate resignation of any city official or employ who drinks to ex cess will be tsked by the head of the department in which he is employed. The Mayor said that he had promised the "best administration Richmond ever had and the people shall have it." He also stated that he head of any department who persisted iln em ploying drunken men would be dis missed without warning. Mayor Zim merman holds that there are some privileges which a man has no right to overstep. The occasional use of beer was mentioned as not a serious offense, but whiskey and similar in toxicants were condemned in no mild manner. Board Gets Several Bills. . , Several bills contracted by city em ployes and officials have been brought to the attention of the Board of Works during the last few weeks and at the last meeting of the city council a resolution was passed giving the board privilege to dismiss any, mah, who, after being ordered by the Board to pay his debts, failed to comply. Many years ago an ordinance was passed by council that city employes iff Meredith saw Ladd enter , but did must pay their debts or resign and it not see Stines and after looking over is the Intention of the Mayor and his j the court room and then in the cor cabinet to enforce the old ordinance iridor without discovering him,- he to the letter, The Mayor, this morn-came Up to the state's attorney, his ing said there were several who would jeyeg popping, betraying great excite probably have to resign on account . ment. and said. "Ladd, what did you of failing to pay debts. ' do with Stines." When Ladd told blm It was In his report to the cabinet that the Mayor delivered the lectuses regarding Intoxication and indebted ness. Further he said that all de partments -of the city seemed to be do ing satisfactory work with the e xcep tion of the Board of Work, which is unable to accomplish all the work de sired by the public. Mayor Zimmerman said that every encumbrance would be removed from Glen Miller and by this statement he was understood to refer to the street car tracks and the Chautauqua sess ions. He said there would be a satis factory settlement in both cases. That the Mayor's cabinet meeting Is unnecessary and that It wastes the time of the city officials is the opin ion of the Mayor and many of the cabinet. It is merely a meeting of the heads of departments once a month to - discuss existing conditions in Richmond. However the adminis tration meetings will continue, accord ing to law.. . , it G. HARRIS OEAD Former Wayne County Man Died at Walla Walla. A. G. Harris, formerly of Wayne county and for several years propriet or of a hotel at Walla Walla, Wash., died at his home there on Sunday ev-. ening, "according to dispatches which have been received by local relatives. His death was due to Bright 's dis ease and heart disease combined. He was about fifty years old. The funer al will be held there. The late Mr. Harris is survived by his widow, a brother George B.' Har ris of Fountain City, two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Unthank of near Webster, and Mrs. Sadie Williamson of Anderson. He had engaged In the hotel busi ness nearly bis entire life. Before lo cating in Walla Walla he was in charge of a hotel at Baker City. Ore. PASTOR FOR WHITE . WATER CHURCH The Rev. Alpheos Trneblood baa been secured aa pastor of the White water Friends church for the ensuing year. He wQl: fUl .the pulpit ' made vacant by the resignation of the Rev. Aaron Napier, who, with his wife, have located in Iowa, where he la la charge of a parsonage. SEHTEIICE STIIIES TO PEHITEOTIARY Two to Twenty-one Years for Negro Who Assaulted Young White Girl. AFFECTED BY VERDICT Informed Court that He Had Done Nothing to Be Punished For. On being Informed of the court's sentence of two to twenty-one years in the state penitentiary at Michigan City, Robert SUnes, the negro, who was convicted in the circuit court on Friday afternoon for an assault on Mabel MueV a white girl, when she was under fourteen years, blanched, his jaw dropped and he gave signs of breaking down, but recovered his composure later and retired to the county jail, protesting his innocence of the charge to his unsympathetic jailer. . . When brought into court and ar raigned, he was asked whether he had any statement to make. The court's question was repeated to him by Sher iff Meredith, Stines being so deaf that he could not hear what the court said. Stines answered, "I have done noth ing to be sentenced for." When asked whether there was anything further he wanted to say, he replied "Noth ing.". He will be taken to Michigan City, penitentiary on Thursday by Sheriff Meredith. There will be no request for a new trial. Stines' attorney, Wilfred Jea sup, was informed by Judge Fox that a motion for a new trial would be ov erruled. Stines is too poor to appeal the case to the appellate court. The court's sentence in full was: Two to twenty-one years in the state institu tion, fined $5, and disfranchised for five years. A The fact that-the negro was disfranchised for five years led some to believe that his confinement in the penal institution would be for that number of years at least. He Is now forty-seven years' old. . ' While in the court room, Stines was taken into the court's private office i by the prosecuting attorney in order that certain facts, necessary to be ob tained in connection with the . com mitment of the defendant, ' could be recorded. They were out about a half hour. When Ladd . returned . Stines also came into the court room and took a seat beside Ray Harris. Sher , stines was in the court room. Mere- dith heaved a sigh of relief. TO PLACE WAYNE III ANOTHER DISTRICT Democrats Will Probably Combine Wayne. Henry v Randolph, Delaware. In what congressional district and with what counties, Wayne will be as sociated with after the redistricting of the state by the Democratic legisla ture, is a matter in which the county Republican aryl Democratic voters are much interested in. That the Sixth district will not remain as now constituted, with Franklin, Fayette, Rush, Shelby, Decatur, Union, Henry Hancock and Wayne counties, is a matter which is not disputed by the knowing ones on both parties. The probable formation of the dis trict in which Wayne county is in cluded follows: Wayne, Henry, Ran dolph and Delaware This is a sug gestion of a prominent Democratic politician, who is well versed in the state affairs and whose suggestions would have much weight with the state powers-that-be. If the legisla ture does redistrict - the state and make one district out of the above mentioned counties, it will be strong ly Republican. But . it is reported the Democratic organization will so manipulate things as to give that par ty the big majority of the districts. TREASURER'S BOOKS , GIVEN TO AUDITOR The books of the county- treasurer, which contain the record of the. fall payment of the 1903 taxes, were turn ed over to the county auditor on Mon day. The auditor will go over the books and in those cases where prop erty owners are delinquent the amount of tax and the ten per cent delinquent fine win be recorded. . Where the tax es have been - delinquent more - than six " months, the auditor will add six per cent interest to the principal and the delinquent fine - in making his computations. HALF THE PEOPLE OF RICHMOND ARE DEAD. MAHY SAYS Physically They. Are Moving Around and Existing, but SpirituallyHe Says, They Are Not Living. RAPS MONKEY SHOWS AND STAGE DANCERS Those Who Admire the Toes of a Russian Dancer Do Not Admire Toil Worn Fingers of Mothers" SOME MAHYISMS. - I have noticed that those who ad mire the toes of a Russian dancer have little admiration for the toll worn fingers of mother. Half the people of Richmond are dead. t . Disbelief is the greatest sin.- ' There is no such thing as a hid Jen life of sin. Telling the people and aaking God for money) ia better than all the pink teas you can give. One of the greatest weaknesses of the Christian church today la that It isn't thinking. Our faith challenges investiga tion for it Is built upon evidence. " One really begins to live when he casts himself on God. - If Christ . were not the Son of God then He was a blasphemer. Either Christ waa what He said He was or He was a- perjurer. Doubt of the efllcacy of the union evangelistic services that are now' in progress at the East Main Street. Friends church must have been re moved on Sunday by the evidences of the interest manifested - and by the -participation of the hundreds of Chris- ; tian people In the effort to bring on a , revival 01 spirituality in this city and not only to better their asm ilrftil condition, but to bring others under the Influence of the church. The day: was notabWand especially so when it Is remembered.' that there is no flash-inthe-pan method" being followed to attract r-eonl . tn th tirh w.- Mahv. the mnnlltt la nmuM r - "oy" ...... y ynvHiH .' the simple gospel the power of Christ unto "salvation, he Is appealing to the reason as well as the heart, and taose- who acknowledge a desire to !! a better life, will do so because they have been convinced, and not scared or unduly wrought op over their con dition. The sermons of Sunday, one on trie deity of Christ and the -other on what constitutes real life, were es- that they were Bible sermons. Some evangelists find it necessary to roam through the furthermost parts of the earth to get material for a sermon that will bold the people, but Mr. Many nas but one place to which ho goes and that is the Bible, supple menting its truths almost enUrely with ; illustrations from his personal experiences, which have been unusual ly rich because of his years In the T. M. C. A. where he has come In con tact with alt classes and conditions of mmvm V . " V " V .fcJS I. services yesterday for which a largo number remained.' The day was rounded out with a preliminary song service In which both the very large chorus and the audiences took part, and by two audiences of such dimen sions that many were not able to se cure seats in the evening. The Deity of Jesus. The afternoon sermon by Mr. Many was upon the deity of Jesus and ho presented a wonderful array of evi dence along this line; , evidence so forcefully arranged and presented that it must have had an effect on any doubting mind that may have been present. He answered the ques tions as to why one should believe and why urge others to believe. He declared that one of ' the greatest weaknesses of the ' Christian church today is that It isnt thinking and the people do not know enough about tho rock-ribbed evidence of 'their faith. Our faith challenges investigation, he said, because It is built upon evidence. As a rule the unbelievers, skeptics, scoffers and others of this class are not familiar with-the Bible and a lit tle examination win show how won derfully little they know. It ; Is Im portant that we believe and don't be shaken by the talk of those who say Khey do not. The evangelist declared his belief in the divinity of Christ as (Continued on Page Six) (Except Saturday) Including Complimentary lists, for Week Ending Nov. 12th, 1910, snowing net paid, newt stands and regular complimentary : list does not include sample copies. -?