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Types of Chinese Imperialists
Officials Fear that the Young
Wife Murderer Might Try
to Cheat Justice by End
ing His Life.
When Her Room Catches on
Fire She Was Carried Out,
but Dashed Back Into It
for Papers.
Stanley Committee Wants to
Hear from John D. Rocke
feller of His Operations in
the Ore Fields.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
- SSBT SSTH " jy-" " J -i I'sTTIff 3 KAJfsfc 'C T
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Heard in Suit Filed
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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. .
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
"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
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
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