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VOL. XXXVI. WO. 339.
RICHMOND, IXD., FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 13, 1911.
SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS.
WAS TESTED TODAY
Aviator Rodgers-RecordHoldermw flD FRIENDS
FOREIGN POWER TO
ASSIST CHINESE TO
ASKS HEART BALM OF
EX-GOV. BROWN'S SON
JIM WATSON GIVES
his true opinion
Of WAYNE COUIITY
PLANNING TO STEAL
hat Constitutes Bias Ascer
tained by Counsel Davis
for Defendant in Examina
tion of Nelson.
To Start Counter Movement
Pekin in Panic as Result of
Dissatisfaction Among Sol
diers Who Slaughter Men,
Women and Children.
He Thinks 'There Are More
Frauds, Hypocrites and
Damned Scoundrels" Here
Than Any Other County.
to National Conservation
Congress which the Form
er Forester Heads.
CROWDS FOUGHT TO
GET VANTAGE SEATS
Surprise Sprung by State
When It Withdraws Objec
tion as Talesmen's Belief
of Lawlessness of Labor.
(National Npw Association)
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 13.
: When the trial of James R. McNa
mara, accused of murder in connec
tion with the dynamiting of the Los
Angeles Times building, was recon
vened today, examination of Z. T.
Nelson, the prospective Juror who was
questioned Wednesday, wan resumed
by Attorney Iecompte Davis, of coun
sel for the defense. The determina
tion of the defense to test in the first
examination of talesmen the latitude
that would be allowed by Judge Bord
well in ascertaining what would con
stitute bias, was evidenced in the first
Long before the court opened the
' seats in the court room had been filled
and the bailiffs had been forced to
push back spectators who had been
unable to gain admittance. Many of
these, even after it was apparent that
by no possibility could they enter the
court room, waited in the corridors
eager to catch a glimpse of McNa
mara and the other nincipals in the
McNamara was led into the court
room by Sheriff Hammill a few min-
jutes before Judge Bordwell took the
bench. He seemed cheerful and
smilingly greeted his attorneys as he
; entered the room. It was evident
from bis demeanor that the import
ance of the ruling allowing his law-
vrivtA ftirflitrA. aa tn thtt fAelina- rtf
jMwi venrejnej jpoquo-4 la
bor had not been lost on him, and be
? rws evidently eager for therial to
After Judge Bordwell entered and
the formalities of opening court were
over, the questioning of Nelson began,
oyer, and upon' T. J. Quackenbush be
ing accepted to Mil the twelfth seat in
the jury box the examination of tales
man Nelson was resumed. At this junc
ture the prosecution sprung a surprise
by announcing its withdrawal of its
objection to the question asked by the
defense regarding the belief of the
talesman as to lawnessness of labor
leaders. Talesman Nelson was challen
ged for cause by the defense on admis
sion that he had formed an opinion af
ter reading newspapers.
By far the most doleful corner of
the bright new room in which the
trial Is being held was the jury box.
The twelve men who yesterday ex
perienced the first day of their con
finement a foretaste of the long or
deal ahead of them were evidently
discouraged by the outlook. Even
though the men are finally dismissed,
the examination of Nelson has indl
tested that k will be' days before the
twelve men in the box have been
questioned and attorneys for the state
have intimated that not until she
twelve men have been questioned will
the final weeding out of those now
'worn in be begun.
Excuse for cause or challenge will
probably be delayed for some days,
according to a report that has gone
the rounds and had evidently reached
I the ears of the jurors. Although there
is every possibility that the greater
part of them will be dismissed it is
likely that there will be no change
in ' the personnel of the men in the
box for several days.
John J. McNamara, from his cell
In the county jail, is following the
proceedings with lively interest. He
baa carefully read the transcript of
the examination of Talesman Nelson.
He himself is pleased with the ruling
.of the court permitting the defense's
.attorneys to ask .questions concerning
rue union sympathies or the talesmen.
EE&IUITS JOIN THE
Corporal William Hern, in charge of
the local recruiting sjUon, has sent
three new men to Columbus, O., to re
ceive their preliminary training be
fore Joining the regular army. Howard
A. Moore, 22; William Wilson. 22, and
Aftbur Trissell, 25, are the latest ad
ditions to the army from this city.
The men have aU chosen to serve in
the. coaat-artillery, as this branch
ffSrs better ' pay and more chances
.foiH advancement than some of the
The recruiting station is making a
'good record. Eleven recruits have
been added to the army through the
local officer, five of them coming in
the first ten days of this month. Capt.
James D. Watson, stationed at Indian
apolis, has been making visits at fre
quent Intervals to the local office and
believes that the work being done
here la excellent.
C. P. Rodgers, the aviator, has reached Kansas City on his daring
trip across the continent. Rodgers left New York city on September 20,
and has already broken the world's record for long distance flight. He
hopes to continue his aerial course until he reaches the Pacific coast. He
has covered part of the trip at the rate of 87 miles an hour, and. if he
completes his flight will have established several new records in flying.
During the remainder of his journey, Rodgers expects to follow the course
of the Southern Pacific railroad, after he reaches Fort Worth, Texas.
Late reports on Friday say that the aviator will spend the night in Kan
sas City, and resume his flight on Saturday.
WALTER KING DEAD
Former Resident, Succumbed
Walter Scott King, for several years
a resident of Indianapolis, died on
Thursday morning at his home in the
state capital after a long illness that
covered the greater part of two years.
Mr. King, who was a son of the late
Caleb King of this city, was much in
terested in education, and up to a year
ago when ill health forced htm to re
tire from active business, he spent
most of his time teaching school.
Mr. King was forty-five years old
and is survived by his wife and two
brothers, Lewis E. and John, both of
Richmond. He had received degrees
from Earlham and Butler Colleges,
and from Chicago University, and had
been principal of several important
secondary schools. He was a member
of the Christian church, and of the
Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
The funeral will be tomorrow morn
ing at Indianapolis. The remains will
be brought to this city on the traction
car, and short services will be held at
half past two in Earlham Cemetery
just before interment.
SAT ON UNCOVERED
STEAM HEATING PIPE
Mills Judy, the 14 year old son of C.
S. Juday, 233 North Tenth street, was
painfully burned in the natatorium of
the Young Me'ns Christian association
when he sat down on a steam heated
pipe. The asbestos, with which the
pipe had been wrapped had worn off,
exposing the iron. The attending phy
sician does not regard his burns as se
rious, though he will be confined to his
home for several days.
INSPECT SCHOOLS OF
Charles O. Williams, county super
intendent and Nathan Grave, trustee
of Franklin township, inspetced the
schools of that township, Friday.
For the next several days every
true American will forget there are
such things as war, politics, fam
ines, strikes end floods. Such news
will be relegated to the background
The only simon-pure news will be
details of the battle royal between
the New York Giants and the Phila
delphia Athletics for the world's
baseball championship. These
games will be reported in detail in
the Palladium and the papers will
be on the streets just a few min
utes after the close of the last in
ning. The Palladium has a special
wire, so prompt service is assured.
THE FIRST GAME IS SATUR
DAY AFTERNOON. GET YOUR
PALLADIUM EXTRA FROM THE
NEWSBOYS OR CIGAR STANDS
RIGHT AFTER THE GAME IS
TOTS ARE NEGLECTED
Petitions have been filed id
Wayne juvenile court by Mrs. Eliza
beth Chandler, city missionary and
probation officer, asking that three
young boys be sent to White's Insti
Owen Fye and Raymond Fye, sons
of John Fye, are said to be neglected
in ner petitions Mrs. cnandler says
that the mother has abandoned them
and that the father, who is a bartend
er, is unable to care for them properly
and he wishes them sent to White's
Institute, .where they may have an op
portunity to be placed in good homes
Owen Fye is thirteen years old and
his brother is ten years of age. It is
alleged in the petitions that the boys
are permitted, to be at large.
It is alleged in the petition concern
ing Ellen Everett that the boy's
mother is a drunkard and takes the
child into saloons with her. It is said
that the . father and mother are di
vorced and that the mother is often
found on the streets of this city in an
intoxicated condition and that the boy
is in her. company. She recommends
that the boy be sent to White's In
WILL OPEN POSTAL
At 9 O'clock1 First Deposit
Will Be; Received by
Affairs at. the Richmond postof flee
were at-a" standstill on Friday, while
the government officials were waiting
for the formal opening of the postal
savings bank here on Saturday morn
ing. Many inquiries regarding the
handling of business at the postal In
stitution have been reecived already,
and the first day of banking at the
post office promises to be unusually
busy. Numerous applications have
been received by the postmaster from
people who" seek the distinction of
making the first deposit, but the pos
tal authorities have treated all alike
told them that it would have to be
"first come, first served."
Assistant Postmaster Henry Deuker
will be in charge of the bank and will
probably take in the "first deposit
when the office opens at nine o'clock
in the morning. He will have quite a
staff of assistants who will assume
charge of the place from time to time.
From the present outlook, the postal
bank will do a large business in the
future, and the men at the office ex
pect to see a string of prospective
customers, lined op at the window
some time before the opening hour.
IN PINCHOT BODY
Claimed Fisher and Stimson
Line Up with Administra
tion Pinchot Prefers Wil
son to Taft.
(National News Association)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. It begins
to look as if a movement was being
engineered by friends of President
Taft to take the work of National Con
servation congress as a political pro
paganda out of the control of Gifford
Pinchot and his friends by starting a
counter movement that is expected to
overshadow the National Conserva
tion association of which Mr. Pinchot
The new movement is to grow out
of the National Conservation congress
which meets annually and which has!
comprehended within its scope all of
the various agencies, including the
Pinchot Conservation association. For
some time it has been apparent that
the Pinchot organization could not
continue to work harmoniously with
some of its former officers and active
members who are among, the large
money contributors to its work.
Pinchot-Fisher Fall Out.
Two of Mr. Pinchot's former asso
ciates in the association, Walter Fish
er and Henry L. Stimson, are now in
President Taft's cabinet. It has been
apparent for some time that there is
a growing breach between Fisher and
Pinchot as to the policy to be pursued
in Alaska. It is -not to be expected
that H. L. Stimson, secretary of war,
will join forces with Pinchot against
Fisher. But back of the Alaska asso
ciation, which is a little issue in con
servation circles, there Is another fun
damental trouble between Pinchot and
some of his associates in the conser
Would Support Wilson.
Mr. Pinchot and his brother Amos
will support' Senator La Follette for
president and do everything they can
to bring about the defeat of President
If Governor Woodrow Wilson
should be the democratic nominee
against Taft, it is the belief of Pin
chot's.friends here that he would even
LA FOLLETTE WILL
In Case He Makes Western
Tour This City Will Be
on His Itinerary.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 13. Senator
La Follette has not definitely deter
mined whether he will make a tour of
the west and middle west, making
speeches in the wake of the trail of
President Taft. He is being urged to
make the trip by the managers of the
progressive republican headquarters.
If he goes, his itinerary will be en
tirely under the fontrol of the pro
gressive republican headquarters at
Washington. Hefwill fill only such
engagements to speak as these man
agers may make for him. And he will
go Into such territory as they may
decide most favorable to the propa
gation of progressive principals.
If Senator La Follette goes on a
western speech making tour, he will
make one and possibly two set speech
es in Indiana. Richmond and Indiana
polis arejhe objective points.
"RETURN FROM CAP
TIVITY" IS SUBJECT
The gymnasium at the Richmond Y.
M. C. A. this evening will be the scene
of the second lecture in Prof. Elbert
Russell's series on the Sunday school
lessons for this winter. The question
to be considered tonight is found in
the first eleven verses of the book of
Ezra. Prof. Russell will address his
audience on the subject "Return from
the Captivity." Those at the head of
the affair are expecting a large crowd
at the meeting, as many persons who
could not attend last week are plan
ning to go this evening.
Running in and oat of business
bouses on Main street, Thomas, Lana
han was arrested on Friday morning
about 9 o'clock by Patrolman Vogle
song on the charge of public Intoxica
tion. He win be arraigned before
Mayor Zimmerman In police court on
RUSSIA AND JAPAN
Foreigners and Their Prop
erty at Shanghai and Han
Kow Will Be Protected
Money for Troops.
TOKIO, Oct. 13 The members of
the Chinese government are in a pan
ic according to advices received from
Pekin. Dissatisfaction among the im
perial soldiers is setting in throughout
the empire. It may be necessary for
some foreign power to intervene to
save the Chinese government if its re
bellion spreads into the north.
Additional Russian and Japanese
gunboats are enroute to Shanghai and
Han Kow to protect their citizens and
vast property interests. All of the gov
ernment buildings in Hang Chang and
Wu Chang are reported to have been
destroyed. It is feared that troops in
the Pekin garrison will revolt and that
the mutiny will spread to the palace
Premier Prince Ching called togeth
er the council of the empire today and
it is reported, according to a late Pe
kin dispatch, to have subscribed a mil
lion paels to equip more troops.
PEKIN, Oct. 13. China today has
two governments. The Manchu dynas
ty sits facing nation-wide revolt
against its imperial power while the
rebels have secured a seat of govern
ment in Hu-Peh province and are col
lecting a vast army to maintain it.
Rebels, outlaws and mutineers from
the imperial army have started a gen
eral massacre throughout .Hu-Puh pro
vince. . Men, women and children of
Manchu families are being slaughter
ed throughout Hu-Peh province, accor
ding to advices from Kankow. All of
the prisoners in the Hunkow jail hare
been liberated by the revolutionaries
and trtll th arms after sweating
allegiance to the rebel flag.
To Capture Leader.
The government has been informed
that the notorious anti-government
leader, K-Wing-Shing is the real chief
of the uprising, and a price has been
set on his head.
He has not yet been in any of the
storm centers where the rebels have
met with military success, however,
but is believed to be secretly directing
The rebels are in complete posses
sion of Chang-Hal on the shore of Tun
Ting lake in Hunan province, it is be
lieved, a refugees from that section
arriving in Canton report that a strong
rebel army is operating there. Late re
ports today state that they have just
captured two more cities, Tchang and
Dissatisfaction has broken out in
the twelfth division of the imperial ar
my at Naking.
Tang Hualung in Charge.
The rebels have proclaimed Tang
Hualung, one of their leaders viceroy
of Hu-Peh province. Their seat of gov
ernment moves with the main rebel ar
my. The young China party, which is con
nected with democratic ideas has seiz
ed upon the opportunity given it by
Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a former exile, is
said to be affiliated with the leaders
who are in the field at the head of the
Heavy bodies of imperial troops
with artillery are being moved south
as rapidly as possible by Minister of
war Ying Chang. There are 15,000 de
serters in the ranks of the rebels. Be
cause the revolutionaries have neither
funds nor the provisions with which
to feed their army they have given the
troops unlimited privileges to plunder
although strict injunctions have been
issued against harming foreigners.
Tiro hundred miles of Pekin and
Hankow railroad have been siezed and
The insurrectionists have thrown up
strong fortifications about the captur
ed cities of Hankow, Fu Chang and
Two divisions of royal troops en
trained at Pac Ting Fu today and left
for the scene of the action.
A fleet of gunboats has been sent
down the Yang Ese Kiang river to op
erate with the imperial hind forces.
LONDON. Oct. 13. "Missionaries
are safe." This cablegram received to
day by the London Missionary Society
from Kankow by the way of Pekin al
layed fears that were felt for the for
eign missionary workers in the Chi
nese cities of Hankow and Wu-Chang
which have been captured by revolu
tionary forces. A number of missiona
ries attached to the post in Wu Chang
have taken refuge in the foreign con
cessions at Hankow under the protec
tion of foreign marines. Miss R. A.
Kemp, of the Episcopal society and
the members of the Roman Catholic
mission refused to depart today from
J Wu Chang.
Miss Evalyn Cole, a handsome young
woman of eighteen has instituted a
suit for $50,000 damages from Frank
S. R. Brown, son of ex-Governor Frank
Brown, on alleged breach of promise.
Miss Cole is still madly in love with
Frank Brown and said: "I would mar
ry him if they tied his head up and
his arms behind him, and he could
just barely say yes'" Miss Cole met
him several months ago and according
to her story, became engaged. Then
as Miss Cole explains, "Influences got
to work" and young Brown drifted
from her. Young Mr. Brown was di
vorced by his wife and he gave her
$25,000 in lieu of alimony.
PHONE COMPANY, BY
BLAZE, JM $2,000
450 Telephones on West Side
Put Out of Service in
'-The J-hlrd, serious .nre suffered, .by
the7 Richmond Home Telephone com
pany since the installation of the au
tomatic phones occurred about 10:30
o'clock on Thursday evening at the"
West Richmond substation, entailing
a loss of about $2,000. About 450
phones were put out of commission,
but before morning most of them were
placed in operation.
The exact cause of the fire is not
known, but it is believed that the
burning out of a fuse started the con
flagration. The blaze did much dam
age, but the chemicals used in the
attempt to extinguish the flames also
added to the loss.
In the substation were three switch
boards, and a large number of party
lines. The 3,000 and 3,100 number
boards have been placed in operation,
but the 3,200 number board was to
tally destroyed and the party line
phones are still out of order. A new
board has been sent for and it is
stated by officials of the telephone
company that the service will be put
on its former basis within a few days.
Special signals were received at the
main office on North Ninth street that
there was trouble at the west side
substation and two men were detailed
to the scene immediately. They ar
rived there before the hose compan
ies and assisted in extinguishing the
Forty minutes after the first signal
the company had sixteen men working
on the switchboards. Fortunately the
company had enough material avail
able to replace two of the burned
switchboards. Manager Bailey of the
company stated on Friday morning
he thought the service would be re
stored before evening.
The company is expecting a large
order of supplies to arrive this after
noon which will be used in replacing
the damage at the substation. The
station will be rebuilt immediately
and ; the new apparatus installed at
Manager Bafley stated that the fire
occurred at an inopportune time as
the company has just finished work
on the damage done by the recent
storms. The large number of men
have been constantly .at work on re
storing the service sinnce the large
electrical storm which happened in
"We just ask our patrons to be
patient with us until we are able to
place the service in good condition,''
Mr. Bailey said. "We have been rather
unfortunate in the past two months
or so, but we are doing everything in
our power to give the public good ser
vice. We expect to place the party
lines which are operated through the
west side substation in good condition
today and to have the phones on the
3.200 switchboard working all right by
STATE Local rains tonight and Sat
urday. 'Slightly warmer in East
LOCAL Rain tonight and Saturday.
Slightly warmer tonight.
"SOUR GRAPES" THE
REPLY WAYNE MAKES
Report that Mayor Zimmer
man Is for Watson for
Congress Very Strongly
Denied by the Doctor.
James E. Watson's opinion of
Wayne county people is quoted in
the Indianapolis News Thursday
evening as follows:
"I cannot understand how there
could be such a complete reaction
from the high character and Qual
ity of the good old Quaker popula
tion as there is in Wayne county.
There are more frauds, more hypo
crites and more d n scoundrels
in Wayne county than in any other
county in the whole wide world.
Mr. Watson, in replying to the
statement made by the News, Is
quoted in the Friday morning In
dianapolis Star as follows:
"In the course of my remarks I
said something about the political
jackasses of Wayne county, and
Perry J. Freeman of Richmond re
marked: 'There are no political
jackasses in Richmond.
"To which I responded: 'Great
heavens did you bring them all
here?' or 'Are they all here? or
some such remark.
"I further said they did not brine
all the political frauds and hum
bugs from Richmond, as their auto
would not hold them all, as I be
lieved there were more frauds and
humbugs, politically speaking, in
that city than In any city of my
"I had no intention In the re
mark made, to reflect on the moral
or business Integrity of the people
of Richmond; and, while my
speech, and all the othet peeohew,
were made in jest, and In s spirit
of fun and frolic, am -entirely
willing t restat that portkm at
ray speech which ha reference to
the political situation in the city of
Richmond,- speaking, of course,
from my own viewpoint as a stead
The Rushvllle rally of the Old
Guard faction of the Indiana republi
can party was widely heralded 'as a
"love feast for the promotion of har
mony In the republican party of the
state." However, the net result of
the "love feast" has been the further
widening of the breach between the
progressive and standpat factions of
the party, according to statements
made by those familiar with political
affairs in Indiana.
James E. Watson at " New Castle
Wednesday; -when hejthought he could
speak frankly without danger of his
remarks being given publicity, showed .
his true colors. He threw down the
gauntlet to the progressives all over
the state in an attack on Wayne coun
ty, the stronghold of the progressive"
movement in 'Indiana. He said that he
believed there were more hypocrites,
frauds and damned scoundrels in
Wayne county than in any other conn
ty in th country.
. Are Many "Scoundrels."
"If it is to be a fraud, hypocrite
and damned scoundrel to take a crack
at Jim Watson every time he raises
his head above cover, then I guess
what Jim said about Wayne county
goes," laughingly remarked one of
the "scoundrels" today.
Maybe Watson is seeking the re
publican congressional nomination
Jim Sherman hinted that he was in
his Rushvllle address and maybe' he
is not. But, In the opinion of many
who attended the Rushvllle pyrotech
nic display, if Watson is really not a
candidate it is because Wayne county
is a large and Influential unit in the
Sixth district. James distinctly re
members the enthusiastic spankings
old Wayne has administered to him.
According to the Rushvllle Republi
can, Mayor W. W. Zimmerman, of
this city succumbed to the oratorical
bombardment of spellbinders at the
Rushvllle love feast" and confided to
a reporter that he was fond of Wat
Bon and believed the republicans of
this district should nominate him for
congress.,; - ..' -: ".
But Mayor Zimmerman denies that
he ever made such a statement
"What I said was that Jim Watson
wonld not be a candidate for congress
and he won't be. I know that for'
a positive fact," said the mayor today.
"Jim Watson I like personally, bat I
am not for him as the republican can
didate for congress and I never said
that I was. I was misquoted."
Here is the article In the Rushvllle
Republican . that Dr. Zimmerman
brands as pure fabrication:
"I am for Watson and I believe
that the majority of republicans
in Wayne county will be for him," .
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