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OOTD PAIXAI MUM H IHI IK. JtKi AND SUN-TELEGRAM. SINGLE COPV CENTS. VOL. XXXVI. NO.4. RICHMOND. il.. SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 3, 1910. MISSING HEIRESS FILLY LOCATED BY TWOJIIITYPES After Four Years Search, Mrs. Mattie Commons, a Daughter of Mrs. Ralph Lord, Is Found. PECULIAR FEATURES ABOUNDED IN CASE Woman Who Left Bequest Did Not Know Where Her Daughter Was A Wayne County Woman. Two tintypes of a baby girl, one taken by the father, the other taken by the mother when the parents of the child separated, have served to prove that Mrs. Mattie Commons, employed In a Muncie department store Is heir to a $15,000 estate and Is the daughter of J. W. Brewer, now living at Belolt, O., and his late wife from whom he was divorced when Mrs. Commons was an Infant in arms. Mrs. Commons' mother, who after divorcing Brewer, married Ralph Lord, of Culver, Ind. The fact that she bad ever been the wife of Brewer was kept a secret from Lord. Lord committed suicide by jumping into Lake Culver. About four years ago Mrs. Lord died, leaving an estate of abont $25,000, of which $10,000 Is un accounted for, to her daughter, whose whereabouts she had no knowledge, as she hard not seen her child since her divorce from Brewer, at which time the daughter was taken by the father. When she married, Mrs. Commons left her father and he had not seen her since that time, until a few days ago. Search for the Heir. After Mrs. Lord's death a search was made for her heir, but she could not be located. Brewer knew all the time where his daughter was located, but no one knew he had ever been Mrs. Lord's husband. It remained for a Ft. Wayne attor ney, John Capron, to solve the riddle of the missing heir. By chance he met a Wayne county man, Jacob Cook at ZIonsvllle, Ind. Cook had known Mrs. Lord and also had knowledge that Mrs. Commons of Muncie was her daughter. Cook and Capron lo cated Brewer at Belolt and went with him to Muncie recently. In the effects of the late Mrs. Lord was a tintype of her baby daughter. Attorney Capron had secured this. Mrs. Commons had the duplicate tin type, which she had secured from her father. These tintypes combined with the statement of Brewer that Mrs. Com mons was his daughter, furnished sat isfactory evidence that Mrs. Commons was the heir of the late Mrs. Lord and yesterday Judge Bernetha of the Mar shall county circuit court. La Porte, Ind., officially recognised her as such. Mrs. Commons Is a niece of Walter 8. Commons, senator-elect from Wayne and Union counties. - While living together Mr. and Mrs. Brewer resided In- several places in Wayne and Rush counties. A POSTAL WARIIG Postage on Mails to Foreign Countries. : The only countries to which the United States two-cent postage rate applies are Canada, - Cuba, Mexico. Newfoundland, the Canal Zone, the Republic of Panama, Germany, 'by dl rect steamer), England. Scotland. Wales and Ireland and also the city of Shanghai, China. To all other coun tries the rate is five cents for the first ounce or fraction thereof, which must be fully prepaid or the letter becomes liable on delivery to a charge of dou ble the amount of the deficient post age. Hundreds of post cards are sent to the dead letter office each Christ mas, because so many persons fall to give correct addresses the postofflce officials say, Largs numbers of cards are mailed without any address at all or without postage. Cards bearing mica, glass, diamond dust or other dangerous decorations are not maila ble and are sent to the dead letter of flee. TROUBLE STARTED BY DRUNKEN NEGRO A disturbance occurred at the street, last evening. William Lyttle, a street. last evening. William Lyttle, a colored youth, became Intoxicated at a 81xth street saloon and started trou ble, cursing and yelling. The boy was fined $1 and costs In police court to day. The saloon keeper who sold him the liquor may be prosecuted. , THE WEATHER 8TATI tnow In the North portion. Rain or anew In the south portion. Warmer tonight. ' Sunjriay, fair and eeld. L,OCAL-Malft or anew tonight or Sun isvt warmer Sunday. Two Largest Whales Which Were Ever Caught Photographs of two of the largest whales ever caught and the skeletons of which will be mounted and placed in the Museum of Natural History, New York. Above Is a picture of a seventy-foot fin back captured by Professor Andrews in North Japan and below the Mr. Andrews can bo seen standing by the head of one of his prize catches, A sixty-foot sperm whale. This whale weighed seventy five tons, the head alone tipping the beam at twenty-six tons. After a journey covering more than 30,000 miles in search of specimens of the whale family, Roy C. Andrews, of the Mtfseuni of Natural History, re turned to New York recently with skeletons of eight of the largest whales and ten porpoises ever taken. This is the largest collection ever brought to the United States by a sin gle expedition. NOTE FOR MABEL flllDJUIRA ALSO Warren Harris Wants Bride and He Goes Courting with a Want "Ad" PERSONAL. Stopl Look! Listen! Mabel! Ain't It awful! What Is It, Clara? Here Is a poor man that wants wife. He says he means business. I am going to answer it. Would you? Yes, If you do. I will Address W. Wilson Palladium. Willingness alone is the only re quirement necessary for any single woman in making application to be come the secondhand better half of Warren (Joe) Harris, a driver of a coal wagon, who filed the above ad vertisement in this office Saturday under the cognomen of W. Wilson. He says he Is in earnest and if he finds any maiden, old maid or grass widow, who is satisfied with him and he Is with her, it's the parade to the altar for both. Harris Is not the least bit forward in the matter. He preferred In the flrst place to keep his real name con cealed from the public's prying eyes and he absolutely refused to discuss several matters in regard to his in tentions. He Liked His MAd.M He was satisfied with the "ad" and wanted others, whe were not appli cants, and particularly ' reporters, whom he cannot marry, to keep their hands off his unique arrangements for winning a bride. When Interviewed about all which was learned was that he had been married, the trst union being dissolv ed about, five years ago. He said he was a' driver for the Farnham Coal company, FraJand Main streets. At the present time he Is boarding on North Seventh street, but the officials of the company and those with whom be Is associated in his work were not familiar with his address. The man apparently is an honest and Industrious workman; is about forty years old: five feet, eight Inches tall; neither bald, nor yet blessed with an unusual amount of a rather reddish brown hair; weighs about 150 pounds: positive In his manner, at least with reporters; and known to be an Amer ican citizen of the Caucasian race. He is endowed with a certain quality tlsement The answers to the adver tisement should be left in this office, as requested by the advertiser. A MISTAKE MADE In an article published In the Palladium Friday, on Richmond's building record for the past eleven .months the inaccurate statement was made that the First National bank was constructing a building at the corner of Eighth and Main streets. As every resident of the city knows this building is being erected by the Second National bank. v .. " . II jg-as. fl jj. raj; g .. .... .'. W sassBBMsjsjssMssmBEMSassBeM gaesaaxv jTgsjssssmssassaasBaasraaaegi.-. . .la... - 11 - -1 f u REBELS ARE HOW SUING FOR PEACE Their Terms Will Be Granted and Diaz Has Appointed Peace Commission. (American News Service) Mexico City. Dec. 3. The Mexican revolutionists have sued for peace. The government will grant their terms and President Diaz has appoint ed a peace commission. The rebels sued for peace after ov ertures had been made to them by representatives acting for the Mexi can government who made it known that the Dlas regime would meet the revolutionists half way with conces sions. ' ... .1 However, tremendous pressure had been brought to bear on the govern ment before it consented to offer con cessions to the followers of General Francisco Madero. It is the first time in the long career of President Dial that he has relinquished ' his iron hand methods. Amnesty is Desired. The chief demand of the rebels, it Is reported, is general amnesty for political offenders.- The commission which Is now at San Isidor is treating with representatives of Madero today. The trip was made there in a special train over the Mexican Northwest road. A large white flag was placed upon the locomotive, symbolic of its peace ful mission. The members of the commission are all said to be resid ents of the state of . Chihuahua, but their names are not revealed. They went to San Isidor from the city of Chihuahua. It was reported today that press ure had been brought to bear upon the administration by foreign coun tries whose citizens have millions of dollars Invested In Mexico. The names of J. P. Morgan and F. S. Pear son are chiefly mentioned. The pardon of General Madero is a term in the agreement it Is declared. CAUGHT BY A FENCE Young Burglar Was Found Almost Dead. (American News Service) New York, Dec. 3. A baggy pair of trousers were responsible for the cap ture of an alleged burglar today when John Sippino, aged IS, was found im paled upon an iron fence surrounding the store of the Harlem Tailoring Co. He was badly injured and was almost dead from .the loss of blood. ' " " According to the police Sippino was standing on top of the fence trying to reach through the transom of the store when his foot slipped and he was hurled against the plate glass window. A point on the iron fence, as sharp as a needle, was caught by the baggy folds of Sipptno's pants and he was un able to free himself. Policeman, Ryan . placed. him under arrest and rushed him to the Harlem hospital, where he was detained with a charge of attempted burglary hang ing over him. . r y tx 8 A i.ia ."Kv .- m - 73 FLOODS III FRANCE ARE. STILL RAGING Factories Have Been ClosecfT and Fifteen Thousand Men Are Now Idle. ' (American News Service) Paris, Dec. 3. Floods are still rag ing In the Loire river valley and the area of devastation extended today in the northern departments. Fif teen thousand workmen have been made idle, hundreds of factories have been closed and lives are reported to have been lost as a result of the breaking of dikes in the department of the Loire at Infereuere. , Monsieut Peuch, the new . minister of. publics works, took active charge of the . flood situation today and 600 sap pers were rushed to the stricken dis trict by special train. Relief plans are already under way and 'troops are held in readiness to go to the scene of devastation, f Reinforce the Dikes. -All dikes ' are being reinforced in an attempt to curb the turbulent wa ters. Millions of dollars' damage has been done, buildings have been washed away and the 1911 wine crop has been ruined according to reports reaching Agricultural Minister Raynal. From Normandie and Blittany and from the western city of Savenay came reports today that more Tillages were cut off and that the overflowing of the rivers had washed out telephone and telegraph poles and railroad tracks completely cutting ofT communication. 'Much of the territory along the Rhone valley was under, water today and official communications to M. Peuch declared that other dikes were in danger of demolition and thousands were fleeing from their homes. ' HUNTING SEASON CAUSES MANY DEATHS Calumet, Mich., Dec. S. During the deer hunting season,' which opened Nov. 10 and closed today, there were 46 accidents In the upper peninsula of Michigan. 20 of which were fatal. More deaths are expected. Practically all the accidents were due to carelessness. In four cases per sons who were . killed . accidentally were left to die without attention. In 28 cases hunters were shot by mis take for deer. More game fell and more hunters were killed or maimed In northern Michigan this season .than in any pre vious year. The slaughter of deer is estimated at 5.000. - r ' Pallsdios's Total Daily Avenge Greoktion (Except Saturday) Including Complimentary Lists, for Week Ending Not. 26th, 1910. City ClrcsIsSita showing net paid, news stands and regular complimentary - list does not include sample copies. ;- - 5.51 SWINE AND DOGS FIGHT A BATTLE ON FARM FRIDAY As a Result of This Unique Contest Five Shoats and One Sow Were Killed and Two Dogs Hurt. KILLINGS BY DOGS COSTLY TO COUNTY Attacks Made on Chickens, Cows, Sheep and Now Hogs, this Year Has Near ly Depleted Dog Fund. Over $150 worth of fine hogs were killed yesterday afternoon on the farm of Richard R. VanZaot located east of the city by two dogs, a large white bull and a Scotch collie. 'Five line shoats. weighing from 50 to 80 pounds and one 500 pound brood sow were the victims. Two other brood sows which were also valuable, were badly injured and will probably, die, al though every effort is being made to save them. The fight between the bogs and the dogs is said by witnesses to have been a terrific one. Hogs have short tusks over the mouth and fight by using a quick, swinging motion with their heads, thus ripping their opponents. Both the dogs were injured but not seriously. It is the first time in the memory of Richmond veterinarians In which dogs have attacked and killed hogs. The county will be forced to pay for the bogs Mr. Van Zant lost as there is a dog tax which goes into a fund used to -pay for all animals killed by dogs. This year the dog fund has been drawn on heavily and it is al most exhausted at this time. Kill Chickens and Cows. Chickens have been killed by the hundreds, as well as many other fowls.. Sheep have, fared fairly , this year, only a few having been killed. A-few month age a t4 canine ran amuck in the. dairy herd of E. L. Commons. He lost eleven cows from rabies. It is believed that the -dogs that killed the hogs of Mr. Van Zant are the same that killed a , number of chickens on the. Reeves farm a few days ago. Here the dogs were seen and described as being a large yellow collie and a white bull dog. Early in . the week several dogs wounded and killed all but six of a large flock of sheep on the farm of Minos Strickler west of Hagerstown. This pack of dogs has been terroriz ing the country around Hagerstown for some time and have almost the ferocity of a pack of hungry gray wolves. Since the snow has been on the ground their tracks are easily seen around and near the Bheep pens of the surrounding county. So far nothing but sheep have been killed by them. The dogs take one fierce snap at the sheep's neck and hen after sucking the blood pass on to the next victim. BOARD WILL ATTEND The Good Roads Meeting Next Week. Owing to the fact that there is no organization in Wayne county to boost the good roads meeting, none was held in the county today, as requested by the Indiana Good Roads commission. However, there is no lack of enthusi asm here and a number of local men will attend the good roads congress to be held in Indianapolis this month. The Hoard or works win attend in a body, as there is much important im proving work to be done in Richmond next year. Suggestions will probably be offered at the convention for the construction of city streets as well as those through the country. EXPECT AII ARREST Clue to Death of Aged Wom an Found. (American Newi Serrice) Sisterville, W. Va, Dec 3. An ar rest soon will be made in the murder case of Mrs. Elizabeth Allen, the rich, 87-year-old widow whose dead body was discovered in her home at Shir ley near here according to the county authorities today. The sheriff de clared that he was on the track of a cine which would likely lead to an early capture of the ' murderer, who got away twelve hours ahead of the discovery of his crime carrying over 13,000 with him. The court today ordered a strict search of the premises to learn wheth er the aged woman, who had an in tense aversion to banks, had hidden any of her wealth about her home. Currency was found sewed into sev eral articles of clothing and secreted in various places about the residence. v.. i "GET TOGETHER" SLOGAN SQUHDED BY S, E, SWAY1IE Commercial Club President Tells Y. M. B. C. Members the Two Clubs Should Work Together. CO-OPERATION WILL BENEFIT RICHMOND Cites Corn School, G. A. R. Encampment and Under wear Factory as Examples R. G. Leeds Talks. Cooperation on the part of the Y. M. B. C. and Commercial club was ad vocated in an address before a meet ing of the Young Men's club at the Commercial club rooms last night by President S. E. Swayne of the Com mercial club. The suggestion was favorably commented on by members of both dubs and probably every ef fort to create a .spirit will be made. Securing : the corivtchoolw state .O. A. R. encampment, and' the new' Rich mond underwear factory were cited by Mr. Swayne as results of coopera tion between the clubs. Mr. Swayne said the clubs should unite on the prospect for securing new traction lines, in which work the Commercial club is now engaged. The club voted $50 for preliminary work of securing the line. A response to Mr. Swayne's address was made by R. O. Leeds. . He stated that there is a friendly rivalry - be tween the clubs, each trying to out-do the other in the interests of Rich mond. Regarding the letters sent out to merchants as to whether the Fall Fes tival should be held again there was a report showing that 83 out of 147 are in favor of holding the " festival. Forty-one thought the festival should be continued, but not annually. ,The others opposed it being held at any time. APPLAUD U, S, TARS London Greets 800 Sailors of Fleet. (American News Service) London. Dec. 3. London was cap tured without a shot by S00 United States sailors today. It was the most enthusiastic and most peaceful invas ion on record. The 800 jackies, bead ed by British gerandiers and a United States marine band, marched through the streets to Guild hall. They were cheered by thousands all along the way. American flags were displayed and there were other marks of friend ship. f zOne enthusiastic woman rushed up to the parading line, threw her arms about the neck of one of the American tars and kissed him three times. A CAR RUNS AMUCK Charges a Restaurant, but Was Foiled. Consternation reigned in Sam Ar nold's restaurant. North Eighth street, last evening, when a city street car jumped the track and headed to ward the front of the building. .There was a hurried exit from the front of the store, but it was a false alarm as the car stopped ju6t as it got to the side walk. Several persons in the car were badly frightened but no one injured. The car was replaced on the track after a half hour's work. WILLIAM H. MOODY A VERY SICK MAN Ameriean News Service) : Washington, Dec. - 3. William ' H. Moody, former assistant justice of the United States supreme court, is ser iously ill, and bis friends are alarmed. He is suffering with severe hiccoughs which cannot be controlled. WAS ACQUITTED OF A BRIBERY CHARGE American News Service) Yazoo, Miss., Dec. 3. After a trial lasting for several days, I. . C. Du laney has been acquitted of the charge of bribing state senator Bilbo in the recent election for United States sen ator. .. CORN SCHOOL MEETING The Corn School committee will meet at the Commercial Club this aft ernoon to consider some new plans for the school. The Commercial Club has announced that it will do everything possible to promote the venture. "SOUP SIGN" OUT The Whitewater lodge of Odd Fel lows "hangs out te soup sign" next Friday night, when there will be third degree work and a lunch. A big crowd is expected. BUT LITTLE WORK iV EXPECTED OF PRESENT CQHGRESS Republican Leaders Admit ted Today that Legislation During the Winter Term Would Be Doubtful. ' NEXT CONGRESS MUST SHOULDER THE TASKS Legislative Program of Pres ident Ta ft Not Attended to the Last Session Is in Grave Danger (American Newt Service) Washington, c Dec. S. The unanl mous opinion of the , Republican sena tors that little legislation will be en acted at the coming session of con gress. Their, belief, as expressed to day, coincides with that of Senator Hale, who a few days ago. declared It. would bea 'do nothing congress.' The congressional mill will again be gin grinding at noon next Monday, when the third 'session of the Sixty first congress will convene. Despite the fact that there yet remains much cf the administration urogram of legis lation to be acted upon, it is the con- censuse o( opinion among all Republi can leaders that little can be accomp lished during the short session, which, expires by limitation March 4, except the routine supply bill. , , Up to Next Congress. Whatever remains undone .raust .be left to the next congress, with "its Democratic majority of sixty 'odd In the house and its Democratic-Insurgent combination majority in the sen ate.-. . . .. v '.. " ; ; Under the amended - rules of . the house, three days of each week may be taken up by matters other than gener al legislation, suspension days on Mon days, calendar day on .Wednesday and the private calendar for considers tion of pensions, and private . claims on Fridays. This leaves - but' .three days. of each week and onti.of thm, Saturday, when it Is difficult t o main tain a -quorum forJthejcpnsderadon of big appropriation bills and the lead ers will be put to their wits' ends to get them through by the closing day of the session. For this reason there is small . likelihood that any at tempt will be made to pass measure of general legislation.: In fact, It will be possible to enact only, the supply bills, with most of the big committees already organized working on the an- propriation bllL , A FIGHT STARTED Oil CALEB POWERS Kentucky Delegation Would Oust Him -Other News from Capital City. f American News Set vice) Washington, Dec. 3. Representa tive Ollie James and other Kentucky Democrats here declared today; they will lead a movement in congress to oust Caleb Powers, recently elected from that state. The president today appointed Sena tor Root of New York as United States member of The Hague tribunal succeeding the late Justice Fuller. The appointment of Fred W. Leh man of St. Louis, as solicitor general succeeding Llyod W. Bowers, was an nounced at the White House today, 1 Prominent Indiana men In Washing ton will be called into the district su preme court to testify as to the good character of Jamea. Nelson Huston, formerly a Connersville banker,; who is on trial for conspiracy to . defrand. with other officers and promoters of the National Trust ; Co., which was raided by government agents several months ago. Stanton J.. Peelle, chief Justice of the United States court of claims, Lewis T. Mlchener, former at torney general of Indiana, and other Indiana men, who knew Hasten, will take the stand. Huston, was on the stand in his own. defense yesterday. He recited events in his business ca reer in Indiana. The testimony in the case will close abont Tuesday. UNFORTUNATE CUSS ' Nic Cuss ' was released from Jail yesterday morning after - spending eleven days there for the offense of intoxication. : He was again arrested last evening' for being "tanked. This morning Mayor Zimmerman released him and told the man to go to his home in Hamilton,' Ohio. BASKETBALL WILL MAKE ITS DEBUT The Y. M. a Av basketball league will open tonight, in the gymnasiunt of the association building. Secretary Herbert Weed, Postmaster E. If. Haas. Dr. A. L. Bramkamp and B. F. Foster will make short talks. . The Bme Boars meet the Tigers and the Ele phants play the Swans. , 110!