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e AND SUN-TELEGRAM. VOL. XXXVII. NO. 14. RICHMOND, IND., WEDNESDAY EVENING. XOVE3IBER 22, 1911. SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. OIL KING MAY BE SUMMONED BEFORE THE STEEL PROBE Types of Chinese Imperialists HAGERSTOWN DOGS ARE QUARANTINED TO AVOID RABIES DEATH GUARD OVER YOUNG BEATTIE IS DOUBLED BY ORDER Officials Fear that the Young Wife Murderer Might Try to Cheat Justice by End ing His Life. AGEO I1EGRESS WAS BUNDY THE WINNER PAINFULLY BURNED, ESCAPED RESCUERS When Her Room Catches on Fire She Was Carried Out, but Dashed Back Into It for Papers. OF PREMIER PRIZE AT L0CAL EXHIBIT r Stanley Committee Wants to Hear from John D. Rocke feller of His Operations in the Ore Fields. MERRITTS TELL HOW THEY WERE TRIMMED Two Brothers Said that Oil Magnate by Suddenly Call ing in a Loan Got All Their Big Holdings. (National News Association) WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. Further details of the high finance methods of John D. Rockefeller in the ore fields were glve'n today before the Stanley teel trust investigation committee, and as a result It is expected the oil king will be summoned as a witness. Following the story of the alleged trimming of the Merritt Brothers, buil ders of the Duluth, Mesaba & North ern railroad, by Rockefeller, Leonidas Merritt took the stand. He corroborat ed much of the testimony of his broth er Alfred, who told how Rockefeller by calling a loan of $420,000 on 24 hours notice, had acquired control of property, estimated to be worth more than a half million dollars. Leonidas handled the Rockefeller negotiations in New York, while, he aid, Alfred stayed on the Mesaba range. As a result of this testimony Rockefeller will probably be called by the committee. Last night the committee voted to Subpoena the oil king, but in an ex ecutive session later decided not to Issue a summons until the story of Leonidas Merritt had been heard. When the committee met today Rep. Sfiddleton of New York, was absent. It it understood that Mr. Middleton, although a Democratic member of the committee, objects to any further hearing, taking the view that the gov ernment suit had placed the probe of the steel trust beyond the Jurisdiction t-ot the houses Mr Mtddletonis expect ed to take his light to the floor of the house. This afternoon the Rev. S. B. Gates, mn alleged agent for Rockefeller, was summoned as a witness. Leonidas Merritt detailed the entire series of transactions in which he declared Gates bamboozeled the Merritt broth ers out of ore properties worth mil lion by representing Rockefeller as a pious and charitable man in business. Henry C. Frick, representing Carne gie, employed ungentlemanly bulldoz tag tactics, declared Merritt. (10 ANGEL FOR Evangelist Would Rather Be a Man. - "You are not an angel and you nev s)r will be" said Evangelist Brown at the First Christian church last night "Some people here will remember that old song that says 'I want to be an an fcel.' Well, I don't. I want to be a man." This remark was made incidentally to his announcement that for tonight his subject will be "As the Angels," based upon that Scripture that says "in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are as the angels." A good audience greeted him last Bight, and in good spirit he spoke of the prodigal In the parable coming to his right mind and deciding to go back to his father. Two confessions were made making twenty eight thus far in the meeting. Mesdames Boggs and Folk sang. OLD VETERAN GETS FULL AND IS HURT With his head and other parts of his body cut and bruised, Mike Griffin, an old veteran, who resides at the Marion Soldiers Home, was found about 11 O'clock last night lying in an uncon scious condition on the embankment along the C. & O. railroad tracks near the Gaar-Scott factory. He was taken to police headquarters in the city am bulance and physicians were called to sew up the gashes. Griffin said he had been a trifle full and fell oft the tracks. This morning transportation was set-cured for him from the township trus tee and be was sent to the Home at ' Marlon. THE WEATHER HIGH SCHOOL OBSERVATORY Forecast for Richmond and vicinity: Increasing cloudiness tonight, rain and warmer Thursday. Highest tempera ture In last 24 hours, 38 at noon Wed nesday. Lowest temperature in last 24 hours, 24 at 3 a. m., Wednesday. Temperature at 12; 80 p. m. today, 3.75. - Barometer high and falling. TATI ANO LOCAL Unsettled, pro babty rain tonight or Thursday; . . warmer tonight. HIM - SSBT SSTH " jy-" " J -i I'sTTIff 3 KAJfsfc 'C T DOUBLE GUARDS AS TAR TALE UNFOLDS Mutterings of Second Tar Party Heard to Avenge Abuse of Teacher. (National News Association) LINCOLN CENTER, Kan., Nov. 22. Ed Rlcord, the village barber of Shady Bend, who confessed to decoy ing Miss Mary Chamberlain to the lonely Bpot where she was tarred and John Schmidt, Sherrell Clark and A. N. Simms on trial here for "tarring" the pretty young school teacher, sat in the court room today surrounded by a dozen strong deputies. The guards, in whose charge they spent last night, were also doubled. Miss Chamberlain's plain, simple narrative of how she had been covered with tar by a crowd of Shady Bend's most prominent citizens which she toKirin "court yesterday, "made" the in creased guards for the men on trial necessary. Scarcely had the girl left the wit ness stand when mutterings of plans for a second tar party, with Ricord and the men on trial as the victims, began to be heard in all parts of town Some men even suggested more vie lent means of handling the Shady Bend prisoners. Town Stirred by Story. The girl's story has stirred Lincolr Center from end to end. Its citizens are thoroughly aroused. Sympathy is with Miss Chamberlain. Threats of tarring the men on trial became more loud and more insistent as the attorneys for the defense tried to break down the girl's story and tra duce her character. The threats be came louder and more insistent as the day's hearings ended. Men gathered in large groups on the courthouse lawn and hurled jibes at the Shady Bend defendants. In Lin coln Center homes and in the congre gating places about town, the case was the one subject of discussion and .men folks were almost unanimous in the demand that they take the law into their own bands. Only a leader was needed. The sheriff knew these people and became frightened. He swore in addi tional deputies to guard his prisoners. Despite the additional guards and the announcement of the sheriff that he would protect his prisoners at any cost, the plans for the new "tar" party rapidly gained headway. Great crowds of men, wearing grim, determined looks, gathered about the court house this morning. The sheriff feared they might attempt to raid the court room and therefore kept a large guard of deputies around the prison ers throughout the day. Almost the entire population of Sha dy Bend is here. Many of these people will testify as character witnesses for the defendants or will tell of the vil lage gossip, which preceded and fol lowed the tarring of the pretty school teacher. MAYOR HAD NARROW ESCAPE YESTERDAY Dr. Zimmerman had a narrow es cape from serious injury yesterday af ternoon abcut 5 o'clock, while driving his automobile south on Liberty ave nue. The rear axle was broken and the machine was almost turned com pletely around. A man riding with Dr. Zimmerman was thrown from the ma chine, and he turned a complete som mersault, lighting on a pile of dirt. Fortunately he was not injured. The mayor saved himself from being thrown from the machine by keeping a Ught hold on the steering wheel. A SMALL BLAZER Fire started from sparks flying from a chimney at the house occupied by Mary M. Shenk, at Fourteenth and North G streets caused but slight dam age, tola morning about 7 o'clock. i CHINESE PREMIER AGAINSTWU'S PLAN Says Patriotic Chinese Will Prefer Limited Monarchy to a Republic. (National News Association) PEKIN, Nov. 22. Premier Yuan-shi-kai, who is attempting to pacify China, came out flatly today against Dr. Vu Ting Fang's proposed Republi can government today, declared him self in favor of a limited monarchy. Premier Yuan declared that he did not believe that a republican form of government in China would be safe, that it was being agitated by a minor ity of the inhabitants and that the ma jority would really be in favor of a monarchy. The premier does not be lieve that the mass of China has progressed far enough to enter demo cratic government. He believes all pa trlotlc Chinese on second" thought would consent to a limited monarchy. ANARCHY IN SHANGHAI. SHANGHAI, Nov. 22. Brigands are being enrolled as police in Canton where a reign of anarchy has followed r - -M-ninton. Fifteen Chinese were arrested today charged with participat ii tue plot to blow up the provon ial assembly building yesterday and -ill the assemblymen. The building .as partly destroyed and in the panic among the members many were hurt. WAR GATHERS FURY. TIENSTIN, China, Nov. 22. The dreaded anti-foreign war is rapidly spreading and gathering in fury. To day it spread into Ho-Nan province, threatening the lives of the foreign residents of that district. Refugees arriving here today from Kaifong reported the situation of Eu ropeans there to be desperate. All the foreign women are being taken from the Province. The anti-foreign revolt now exists in the Provinces of Shen-Si and Shan Si and part of Shan-tung. Kaifong, the chief city of Ho-Nan, formerly contained a number of for eigners. It lies on the Yellow river and the Pekin railway. BOWMAN CASE 'ECHO Is Heard in Suit Filed Wednesday. on Because of an oversight, or the neg lect of John Bowman of Hagerstown, who committed suicide several years ago when he became aware that his dishonesty in the handling of funds of ! depositors in his private bank ' would probably be exposed, Ella Leavell and , Caroline Leakey and others are at swords points over the title to lots in Hagerstown, resulting in a suit be ing filed in the circuit court Wednes day in which Mrs. Leavell asks that the court recognize the satisfaction of a long paid off mortgage. Bowman was the administrator of the estate of William W. Woods who died in December 1881, and who held a mortgage, given by John C. Geisler, to secure a two hundred dollar loan. After the death of Woods, Geisler sat isfied the mortgage by tendering pay ment to the administrator. After wards the plaintiff secured the proper ty and heirs of the late William Woods, including the defendants, Nan cy June Brandon, William S. Woods and Mary Bowers were asked by the plaintiff to acknowledge the mortgage had been satisfied. According to the complaint all but the defendants con sented to this arrangement. It is not alleged in the complaint that Bowman intentionally neglected to enter a satisfaction of the mort gage upon the court records, but that he failed to do so through, oversight. Unique Order Issued by the Town Health Officer Fol lows Fierce Dog Battle Fought Last Sunday. MAD DOG ATTACKED HORDE OF CANINES Reign of Terror Created and Infected Beast Was Final ly Shot Wounded Dogs Are to Be Shot. After a pitched battle that lasted a great part of last Sunday afternoon, during which time the town was in a guard has been increa8ed around Hen reign of terror, Hagerstown won in its . , . . fight with a mad dog, and the lone ca- Cla Beattle' ir- and from today nine was ignominously shot down just uutil ue 6es to tne electric chair outside the city limits. As a conse- on Friday morning, to pay the final quence of the terrible battle, all the ; penalty for the murder of his wife, his dogs in the village have been quaran-! every movement will be watched day tinea ror sixty days. TMs precaution is taken by the health department to prevent any outbreak of rabies. Last Sunday "Spot," a stray bird dog, ambled along the road from Greensfork to Hagerstown, and alarm ed several farmers on the route by her crazy actions. As the pup neared the town, several other canines emer ged from back yards to ask the visitor why she had come to town. Resenting their inquisitiveness, Spot started in to chew up a few of the Hagerstown animals, and managed to bite, among others, dogs belonging to Ben Shook, Richard Cordell, and John Harry. The little beast raced to the middle of Ha gerstown, fighting with other dogs all the way, and finally the citizens took up the chase. The frenzied dog was then forced outside the town limits, where John Harry finished it with a shot gun. Dog Found Infected. Dr. C. I. Stotelmeyer, town health officer, was on the scene shortly after the shooting and secured the head to be sent to the state laboratory for ex amination. A report from the state today proved definitely that there were nigri bodies in the dog's head. Acting on this report, Dr. Stotel meyer has ordered all dogs that were bitten to be killed, and all others plac- e tmder a sixty dayjqttartntine. heirfpi.tsoner has frrrWed his few person quarantine, however, will consist only of having to wear muzzles. All dogs that appear on the street without muzzles will be shot, and the owner held liable to a fine of $50. Dr. J. E King, head of the county health department, made a special trip to Hagerstown today to investigate the situation, and spent most of the early part of the day in that town. He has j not found any people who were bitten by the mad dog. Dr. King has already traced the route pursued by the dog as far as the township line to the east and believes he will be able to find the place from where the animal ori ginally came. EXPECT NO VERDICT The Whitecap Jury May Fail to Reach Agreement. (National News Association) HUNTINGTON, Nov. 22. At noon todaj the case against William Snoddy George and Arthur Hatton and Jack Grubb for the alleged whitecapping of Harvey Mc Far land was given to the jury after a day of arguments, which started a noon Tuesday. The final ar guments were started at 8 o'clock this morning. Judge Mier made the final speech for the defendant and held the closest attention of the court room and the spectators, -while he argued that all his clients were innocent. He was followed by. Attorney H. E. Hen ley, who declared the state had made a case agains all of them and he im plored the jurors to send them all to prison for from two to ten years. In his instructions Judge Wilson inform ed the jury that it required three men to form a conspiracy and that such conspiracy might be formed without any form of agreement. He also told them that a conspiracy could be pro ven as well by clrcumstancial as direct evidence, and that such evidence is generally circumstantial. The crime of whitecapping can never be justified under any circumstances, he said. It is believed the jury will be unable to agree. SUIT ON ACCOUNT For orders of teas, coffees, meats, cloth goods and other articles purchas ed between January 12. 1909. and March 25, 1908, Henry G. Hackman of Ruahville alleges in a complain filed in the Wayne circuit court that James Whitton, now a resident of Wayne county owes him $183. The merchant declares that the account in his judg ment has remained unpaid too long. SENT TO OHIO Henry B. Wilson, sheriff of Van Wert county, Ohio, arrived in this city last evening and returned' with Charles Howell, who was arrested yesterday morning by Patrolman Vogelaong on the charge of wit deeorttaa. WILL BE EXECUTED AT SUNRISE, FRIDAY Writes Farewell Letter to His Chum, Billy Sampson Tell ing Him that the Wages of Sin Is Death. (National News Association) RICHMOND, Nov. 22. Ths death and night to prevent an attempt to commit suicide. Beattie has abandon ed all hope of intervention and is pre pared to die, according to prison em ployes and spiritual advisors. But the prison officials are guarding against the last attempt to thwart justice by self destruction. In the face of the statments of the two ministers who are attending him in the death cell that he has made peace with God and is ready to face his doom as a Christian, stands forth the fact that he has never once asked to sea his baby, the infant son of his murder ed wife. He has shown an indiffer ence, amounting almost to aversion, when the child has been mentioned by the ministers and the prison atten dants, it is said. The child is now at Dover, Del., with his maternal grand parents. Beattie will never see the instrument of his death, or know the identity of those who looked on while he renders up the law's tribute of a life for a life. Under the Virginia law the head of a murderer is covered with a black silk cap before he leaves his cell for the execution, and when Beattie, guided by his guards and escorted by a clergy man, takes a short final walk to the death chamber shortly after sunrise Friday his head will be covered. The al effects, clothing and trinkets he had when brought to the jail, among the prison attendants who have shown him kindness, and has written his fare well letter to his chum, Billy Sampson, pointing out to him from his own case that the wages of sin is death. COLONEL BRYAN IS ON STRANDED SHIP Vessel Bearing Him to Jamai ca Goes on Rocks Near Cuban Coast. (National News Association) NEW YORK, Nov. 22. A stray wire less message picked up by the opera tor of the Fire Island (L. I.) station to day reported that the Hamburg-American liner Prince Joachim had gone on the rocks off Samana island, 170 miles north of Cuba. The wireless stat ed that, although the ship was resting easy upon the rocky ledge, she was calling for help. The Prince Joachim sailed from this port last Saturday bound for Kingston, Jamaica, and oth er Carribean ports. Among the names on her passenger list were those of William Jennings Bryan, Mrs. Bryan and their 6-year-old grandson, Johnny Bryan. The Pfinz Joachim is a schooner rigged Bcrew propelled vessel of 2,900 tons displacement and flies the Ger man flag. Her hailing port is Ham burg. She was built in Flensburg, Ger many, in 1903, by the Hamburg line and is a combined passenger and freight ship. Among the passengers on the Joachim besides the Bryans are: W. B. Ceby, of Convent City, Mich., H. M. Doubleday and Dr. Eugene Gouczi, of Chicago. There were nine second class pas sengers on board. The first report of the accident stat ed that the crew started to jettison a part of the cargo in order to lighten the ship and see if she would not float off from her dangerous position. The U. S. revenue cutter Algonquin has left San Juan, Porto Rico, to aid in the rescue. Another wireless received at 6:30 stated that the sea was calm and that there was no panic among the passen gers. Coffee was served on board and many of the passengers were on the decks. At that hour the ship was rest ing easy." CoL Bryan and his family are on their way to Kingston to visit their daughter Ruth, who is married to an English army officer stationed at Kingston. It was their intention to go to Panama to spend the winter after leaving Kingston. Shipping men here expressed the be lief that Prince Joachim moat nave been considerably off her course when Jfes struck. . ROOM 5 FEET WIDE AND 7 FEET LONG Victim, Mrs. Wallingford, Ex Slave and Inveterate Pipe Smoker, Was Removed to the Reid Hospital. Mrs. Hattie Wallingford, an aged ne- gress, said to be an ex-slave, was seri ously burned yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock when she overturned a coal oil can upon the floor of her room at 15 South Sixth street, set ting fire to the cot and bed clothing. The blaze had had a considerable start before persons noticed smoke pouring from the window. Two men rushed up the dingy stairway to and the woman lying unconscious on the floor, her clothes burning. She was carried down stairs and an alarm of are turned In. As Company No. 2 and the hook and ladder truck turned the corner at Sixth and Main streets, Mrs. Walling ford rushed up the stairs again in search for insurance and other papers. and she again sustained bad burns in dashing through the room to the box in which she kept her papers. Once more she was carried from the burn ing room and it was found that her in juries were of such a character as to warrant her removal to the Reid Hos pital. Her Burns Not Fatal. It was reported this afternoon that while her burns are serious it Is not presumed they will result fatally. Both arms, the abdomen and hips were burned. The room in which the aged egress lived is five feet in width and seven feet in length. In it she had her cot and stove and an old sewing machine. She had very little room remaining. The hallway was fluttered w1t oW dresses, skillets, boxes and ashes, and was in a most unsanitary condition. It is said that "Mammy," as she was known, lived in the place which is above a horse shoeing forge, for the past two years and that she is a famil iar figure on the street. Persons re siding near the place say that she is always in the best mood and her hear ty laugh is often heard. 'Mammy" smokes a pipe of the corn cob variety. Fire was started a few months ago in her room by her throwing lighted matches upon her bed. It is said that she uses from fif ty to one hundred matches per day in lighting and relighting, her pipe. About $50 damage resulted from the fire. It is not known whether "Mam my" will move back into the little room. DEAL ABOUT MADE FOR LOCAL PAPER It Is Reported that Indianapo lis Parties Will Take It Over. Negotiations for the transfer of the stock of the Richmond Morning News to Indianapolis parties will likely be consummated before soon and the pub lication change hands before Decem ber 1. The political faith of the new publication will be standpat Republi canism, according to a report. At present it is the ony morning paper in the county and the only one expound ing principles of Democracy. Stockholders who have been ap proached by an Indianapolis man, whose name is withheld by the pub lishers, state there is every indication that the deal will go through. Ray mond Wehrly, the editor of the paper, is in charge of the negotiations and ad mitted the probability of the consum mation of the deal, though he denied the stock transfer already had been made. For several months the publication has been on the mart and several propositions have been - made to the company. At one time it was ru mored, but denied by the publishers, that the Jim Watson-Hemenway fac tion of the Indiana Republican party was after the newspaper. Charles Stivers, of Liberty, editor of the Lib erty Herald, who at one time was pub lisher of a short lived bi-weekly pub lication here, also would have liked to have acquired control, it is understood. Local people also were offered the plant. The publication was started in April, 1908, under the management of Chas. 8. Neal, now of Noblesville, and D. H. Kuth and others. Nearly every one of the employes had some finan cial interest in tne company. Some months ago Mr. Neal disposed of his Ustsrastt to Jfr. Weftr, Famous Richmond Land scape Artist's "Last Days of Winter" One of His Nu merous Masterpieces. ARTISTS OF STATE WELL REPRESENTED Grafton's Portrait of George Ade Excites Admiration of Large Crowd Council men See Exhibits. . For the first time In the history of t the local exhibitions of Indiana art, a Richmond man, J. E. Bundy. was awarded premier honors and a prize of $50 for his picture entitled "Last Days of Winter." The exhibit was formally opened at the local galleries Tuesday night. The display includes a wonderful attrac tive collection of pictures by Hoosier artists. "Last Days of Winter." the picture by J. E. Bundy which was awarded premier honors by the Jury was said by all the experts present at the open ing to be easily the most complete. and probably the greatest canvas ev er executed by the celebrated artist. The canvas is an idealised represen tation of a scene a short distance south of the city near the Liberty pike. It depicts a charming bit of landscape, and is almost perfectly executed. Display by Grafton. Robert W. Grafton, who won the first trophy, in 1910, and waa there fore ineligible to compete this year, ex hibited a picture which drew forth as much comment as any other in the gal leries, namely, his portrait of George Ade. It shows a keen insight into Ade's character, and is especially at tractive to people who know person ally or by reputation the Hoosier hum orist. The pictures show up well on the walls, and the colors harmonise beau tifully, oils seem to predominate In the collection, and most of the can vases are done In soft shades. ,,,-.,; The subjects for the landscape die plays are principally Indiana views. Several scenes in California and other parts of the far west are shown. Of the portraits, the pair by Grafton, de picting George Ade and Dr. S. R. Ly ons, are the most conspicuous. Gregg Receives Prize. A. W. Gregg was recognised for the years he has devoted solely to a study of still life, when Tuesday evening be was awarded the prize of $25 given by Mrs. Mary T. R. Foulke. for the best painting by a Richmond artist. His winning contribution with -no ti tle other than "Still Life," shows mere ly a few ordinary objects on a table un der candle light, but his brush has depicted them in such attractive tones and shades, that they are one of the features of the exhibition. Frank J. Girardin, who has Just re turned to Richmond after making a study of landscapes in California and Utah, presented a group of thirteen pictures in oils, that was one of the most charming parts of the exhibition. His "Gray Day In October," which shows a spot on a farm a mile and a half south of here on Clear Creek, given honorable mention by ,the jury, was almost unanimously regard ed the best in his group. It pictures a number of trees with falling leaves on the banks of the little stream, with a field of shocked corn in the back ground. Foraythe a Winner. . William Forsythe, of Indianapolis, was awarded first honorable mention for his "Late Afternoon In November." This picture appealed most to the ar tists, who claimed that Its chief beau ty is in tlfl perfection of the technical points. Roy Trobaugh, of Delphi, re ceived second honorable mention for his success in depicting reflections in running water in his landscape, enti tled, "On the Banks of Dear Creek." The members of the jury were Rob ert W. Grafton, of Michigan City, Carl Gustav Waldeck, of St. Louis, and Al ice Schille, of Columbus, O. Their ver dict met with great favor by the visit ors to the galleries, and tt was gener ally believed they chose the most mer itorious exhibits. The high school orchestra, under the leadership of Prof. Win Earhart, proved to be one of the attractions of the evening. The crowd at the galle ries was both unusually large and ap preciative, all of the members of the city council, with the exception of Mr. EngelberL were present, Handi-craft Division. Cambridge City entered the prlse winning class when Miss Elizabeth Overbeck, of that town, was conceded by the jury as the best exhibitor in the handicraft division- Her display was a pottery tea set. Though simple In de sign, the set was 'well made and show ed much skill. Miss Mary Dickinson and Miss Ivy Kraft, both of Richmond, were both awarded honorable mention in this division. ; Awards for posters by high school students to advertise the exhibit were iflmHimed on Pace CtU 1 .