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Indiana Thunder storms to
night and probably Saturday,
warmer tonight.
Donald Donaldson, Jr., by : How
ard Fielding, Page Seven. Don't Fail
to Read it.
Record in the Chair Will Stand
Alongside of Any of His
As the time for the city election
approaches the changes of the Demo
crats for success becomes slimmer.
We have no reason to go back on the
city administration. We have a good
city, a clean city, a healthy city.
There is scarcely a city in the state
as well off from a sanitary stand
point as is Richmond. With a doc
tor as mayor and Dr. Davis as health
officer we have every reason to be
thankful. Our tax rate is lower than
most cities of the size of Richmond
in the state; our system of schools is
far above the average the death rate
is low and everything is favorable to
the present incumbent of the office.
Dr. W. W. Zimmerman, now, for the
third time, has put his case in the
hands of our citizens. On two prev
ious occasions they have decided in
favor of him, and, at the election next
Tuesday week, he will get a larger
vote than he ever got before. There
are several reasons for this.
First. He has made as good amayor
as this city ever had, and, in some in
stances, better.
Second. There is no reason why
loyal Republicans should riot stand
by the ticket as nominated.
Third. This is a presidential year,
and it would not look well to have
Richmond go Democratic in the face
of a campaign.
It beehooves Republicans to stand
by the party and vote the straight
In the Public Schools of Wayne
County Superintendent Jordan re
ports the names of the graduates of
the public schools of Wayne town
ship, and there is quite a number of
them. Following is the complete
Henry Bonul, Howard Reid, Fred
Minor, Hazel M. Jackson, Leslie Car
man, Jphn Van Tress. Stella Hoover,
Charles S. Smith, Hiram Hoover,
Fannie Simmons, Bertha Hod gin, Ed
na A. Kenworthy, Ethel L. Pilcher.
Martha E. White, Cora M. Kirby,
Julia Cook, Walter Brumfiel, Edith
Grimes, Blanche Davenport, Sara
Kramer, Emmet Dickey, Grace Mil
ler, Ida Minneman, Howard Peele,
Forest Meek, Walter E. Shute, Min
nie Jines, Ethel Young, Foral Young,
Roy Martin, Russell Minor, Claude
Waldo, Walter Schneider, Howard
Hiatt, Pharos Iliatt, Bertha Benton,
Lawrence Kirknatrick.
Of Richmond Not in Perfect Accord.
In the Democratic convention yes
terday the Hearst men disturbed the
program that had been arranged suf
ficiently to cause a few "bubbles" to
fly in the air. The chairman, B. F.
Wissler, editor of the Sun-Telegram,
is a Parker man, and, when the
Hearst men, wanting recognition, T.
J. Study made a motion to adjourn,
and the meeting was immediately ad
journed. The Palladium asked a prominent
Democrat today why they did not
give the Hearst men a hearing. He
said :
"We did. They got the applause
and we got the delegates. What more
could they ask for." '
As there were only five Hearst dele-
gates out of the twenty selected, it
looks as if Hearst's advance men did
not do their work just right. There is
a . " nigger in the woodpile ' ' some
where. The Hearst men today are
full of sore spots.
(By Associated Press.)
Salt Lake, April 22. Frank Rose,
wife murderer, was shot to death in
the yard at the state penitentiary to
day. Death was instantaneous. Five
guards shot, one of the rifles having
blank cartridges and four hits.
Washington, D. C., April 22.
Congressman Hearst made an argu
ment of an hour before the house ju
diciary committee charging Attorney
General Knox with refusing to pro
ceed against the Anthracite railway
under the Sherman anti-trust act. On
evidence of Hearst it was secured.
Papers to be Read by Prominent Phy
sicians and Dentists.
The Eastern Indiana Dental Asso
ciation will meet in this city on May
4 and 5. It will be the thirty-fourth
annual meeting. Elaborate prepara
tions are making for the conventions.
Papers will be read by Dr. F. R.
Henshaw, Middletown; Dr. M. H.
Fletcher, Cincinnati; Dr. Alex Jame
son, Indianapolis; Dr. C. S. Bond,
Richmond; Dr. J. E. Cravens, Indi
anapolis; Dr. C. W. Throop,, Muncie;
Dr. P. H. Cl.adwick, Rushville; Dr.
F. R. Carnahan, Rushville. Dr. Rob
ert L. Kelly, president of Earlham
College, will deliver the address of
welcome, to which r Dr. George E.
Hunt, of Indianapolis, will respond.
Medical Meeting.
The annual convention of the
Union District Medical Society will
be held here on Tuesday of next
week. The physicians on the pro
gram are A. C. Shaw, Eaton, O. ; T.
A. Dickey, Middletown, O.; J. M.
With row, Cincinnati; J. E. Morris,
Liberty; C. J. Cook, Camden; W. H.
Hawley, College Corner, Q.; J. .C.
Sexton, Rushville; C. S. Bond, Rich
mond; Frank II. Lamb, Glendale, O.;
J. M. Wampler, Richmond; Edwin
Ricketts, Cincinnati; D. W. McQueen,
Camden, O.; J. N. Study, Cambridge
City; Mark Millikin, Hamilton, O.
The district includes Union, Fayette,
Wayne, Rush and Franklin counties
in Indiana, and Butler and Preble in
Only a Pew Items of Interest Picked
Up There.
Judge Smith, of Winchester, was to
hold court next Monday, but he has no
tified Judge Fox that he would not
be here until June.
Mrs., J. H. Shiveley filed the last
will of Elizabeth C. Neff for probate
and record.
John F. Bartel, guardian of llarley
Lane, made final report to the court.
(By Associated Press.)
Turin, Italy, April 22. One hun
dred miners were buried by an ava
lanche near Pragelato. A violent
storm is raging.
President R L. Kelly, Mont Tor
rence, H. A. Penny and C. W. Jor
dan . will .attend, commencement exer
cises at Greensfork , this evening. "
...... i '
Marx and Van Dine Die Praying While Attended by Priests and Neider-
Meier Is Unmoved.
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, April 22. The car barn
bandits passed a sleepless night. Ow
ing to Neidermeier 's weakness it is
deemed advisable to have his execu
tion separte. He continued to refuse
aH spiritual advice. Marx and Van
Dine spent their last hours in read
ing, writing and praying. Several
priests ai-e with them. It was an
nounced that Neidermeier would be
hanged first ; then Marx and Van
Dine last.
The death warrant was read to Nei
dermeier and the march to the scaff
old began shortly after ten. Neider
meier was hanged at 10:35
He was
carried to the gallows and placed in
the chair. He was handcuffed and his
legs strapped. The chair fell with a
drop. In twenty minutes his body
was taken down.
Marx was hanged at 11 :17. He
made no statement. He met death
bravely and defiantly. Van Dine was
hanged at 11:55 without any particu
lar incident. Both were repeating
prayers with the priests.
History of the Crime.
Hanging of the youthful car band
its followed closely a period of crime
of less than six months. In that time
eight murders were committed, all at
tendant upon robberies or efforts to
escape arrest.
It was during an attempt to escape
on a stolen train after an extraordi
nary battle in the swamps of northern
Indiana, just Vast of Chicago, that on
November 27, of last year the cap
ture of the gang was completed by
the arrest of Neidermeier, Van Dine
and Emil Roeski, their associate,
Marx, having already been placed be
hind the bars to await trial.
The specific offense for which Van
Dine, Neidermeier and Marx were
tried and sentenced was the murder
of Frank Stewart, a clerk in the Chi
cago City Railway barns, during a
robbery there on the morning of Au
gust 30, 1903. James B. Johnson, a
motorman, was also killed, and two
persons were wounded. The bandits
escaped after having secured $2,240.
Roeski Avas not concerned in this
crime, but, after the conviction of his
companions, was tried separately for
one of the murders in which he was
accused the principal.
Apprehension of the trio in Indiana
was brought about through the boast
fulness of Marx, which also caused
his own undoing. While under the
influence of liquor he displayed a
magazine revolver of the kind known
to have been used by the car barn
murderers. He asserted that the po
lice would never take him alive.
This came to the notice of Captain
Schuettler. Detectives Quinn and
Blaul were detailed to arrest Marx,
They found him November 20 in a sa
loon. When about to take him into
custody Marx shot and killed Quinn
and tried to shoot Blaul and escape,
but was wounded and captured.
Several days later Marx, angered
at the failure of his companions to
carry out a prearranged plan to dy-
namite the police station in which he
Iwas confined and secure his release,
confessed to the murders at the street
railway barn and implicated Neider-
meier and Van Dine. Marx told of passed. I hey rushed across the prai
other desperate crimes they had com- rie to a point where the road curves
mitted. and involved Roeski. Until
this admission, identity of the per-
petrators had remained a mystery.
On Thursdav evening, November 26
less than a week after the confession
of Marx, word was received that Charges from the guns of the farm
three men, answering the descrip- e"s, under the leadership of Charles
tions of the car bam bandits were Hamilton, struck Neidermeier and
in hiding near Clark, Indiana. Seven van rin but did not seriously
policemen were immediately sent to wound either. The bandits who had
the town, arriving there Friday now -made their last stand were not
morning. They were met by Henry deterred and fired frequent volleys at
F. Riechards, who had reported the their pursuers.
clew, and , who had secretly traced . .Knowing that they were surround
the trio to a ' Dugout " in the sand eLand that further resistance would
dunes where they .were living.
. With Riechers
i a a, guide the : po utes; lajter decided' to '. surrender. Nei
rifle, and wyplvm, "l4BM the leadi of thgang, -who
lice, armed wilj
and led by Detective John H. Shee
han, waited till daybreak and then
started for the snow covered cave,
near the Baltimore and Ohio railroad
tracks at Wilson's, a short distance
from Clark.
Surrounding the abode, the officers
prepared for the fight they expected
would follow, while Sheehan ap
proached and opened the door of the
"dugout." One of the bandits who
was immediately recognized as Roes
ki appeared and was ordered to sur
render. Instead, he darted back into
the cave. No sooner had he done so
than firing began, and volley after
volley aimed at the officers, came
irom tne magazine gun ot tne nanaus.
Concealing themselves behind i
trees and bushes as best they could,
the police steadily returned the fire.
In this manner the fight continued
for a short time andflltGlds,z-angsei
for a short time. Suddenly two of
the outlaws jumped from the cave
and escaped across the frozen prairie,
keeping up a fusilade as they ran.
Detective Driscoll advanced to the
"dugout" and was firing at the flee
ing desperadoes, when Neidemeier
the police thought there had been
but twq in the hollow, emerged, fa
tally shot him in the back and joined
his companions, while the other po
licemen were still engaging the out
laws. A moment later Detective dim
mer fell, seriously wounded, but
neither 'de yielded. Som minutes
later, however, jthe police being obli
ged to care for the two wounded de
tectives, and finding their fire falling
.short, decided to give up the fisrht
temporarily, and send to Chicago for
reinforcements. The bandits continu
ed their flight.
A special train with fifty policemen
armed with rifles was rushed to the
scene, and the hunt renewed.
Although escape was now impossi
ble, the men showed no signs of sub
mission. J hev nad not halted since
firing their last volley and arriving at
Tolliston exhausted but still deter
mined to avoid capture.
On a side track at Tolliston, where
section men were working, stood an
engine and a train of cars. Then fol
lowed the execution of a quickly
formed plan to seize the train and es
cape. The three outlaws jumped into
the cab and confronted Fireman
Frank Coffee, the engineer being
away at the time. At first Coffey did
not notice that they were armed.
Brakeman John Sovia did, however,
and crawled over the tender evident
ly to warn him. Sovia attempted to
take the revolver from Neidemeier
while the other two bandits pointed
their revolvers at Coffey. The scuffle
was short and Sovia pitched headfore
most out of the cab with a bullet in
his brain, dying almost instantly.
With their guns still pointed at
Coffeey's head the trio ordered him
hastily to take the train out of the
siding, and it started on a wild run
to Liverpool,
In the woods a short -distance away
were a number of armed farmers, who
having heard of the escapade and es-
cape of the outlaws, had started to
intercept them. The posse reached
Tollison about noon, just as the train
and where there was a locked switch,
compelling Fireman Coffey to stop.
The posse opened fire as the train
stopped, and the trio fled to a corn-
field, exchanging shots as they ran.
be useless, the criminals some win-
Marx had said would never be taken
alive, being the first to do so. A few
minutes afterwards Van Dine aban
doned the fight.
While Van Dine and Neidermeier
were giving themselves up, Roeski
fled to the woods beyond ; Liverpool.
The posse found him later in a rail
road station at Aetna, waiting for a
train to Chicago! He made no resist
ance, was disarmed, and brought to
the city with the two other bandits.
Detective Driscoll, who was shot
by Neidermeier, died four days later.
While in jail Neidermeier smiling
boasted of having killed twenty-three
men. Marx asserted that he had
murdered five. Investigation proved
the statements to be untrue. It de
veloped that these "confessions" had
been made to obtain notoriety, or for
as small a consideration as a chew of
tobacco. Of the eight known victims
of the bandits, four are thought to
have been killed by Neidermeier alone
On January 6, the trial of Neider
meier, Van Dine and Marx, who had
(Continued on 4th page.)
Principal Streets of the City Gone
Over Business Meeting
Of Club.
The xVutomobile Club s "spin
about the city last night was quite
successful. About 7:30 the members
of the club and their autos assembled
at the court house. Twelve owners
of autos. responded to the invitation
i to join in the "run," and when the
start was made eleven were able to
successfully start. e;. J. F. Matting
ly lead the procession with his auto,
carrying the club's penant, inscribed
"A. C. W. C" The run was made
east on Main to 20th, north oo
twentieth to B, west on B, to eight
eenth, south to Main, west on fifth,
north to Ft. Wayne avenue, east on
avenue to twelfth, south on twelfth
to E, east on E to twentieth, north
on twentieth to Main, west on Main
to ninth, north on ninth to A, east to
tenth, south to Main and west on
Main to Colonial building, where the
ride ended.
rm i? " i . .
j.ne newspaper men uj. tne eiiv
. ; 7 a i xt,
and several of them took advantage
of the opportunity to see the city by
moon and electric light. The frater
nity is certainly thankful for the
The members of the club then held
a business meeting in the office of O.
G. Murray.
Carrie Nation Lands in a Dime Mu
seum at $300 Per Month.
Chicago, April 22. Mrs. Carrie
Nation, the saloon smasher, arrived in
Chicago today and will, on next Mon
day, commence an engagement at a
dime museum. This is her first ap
pearance in such a capacity. Her
salary is $300 a week.
(By Associated Press.)
Paris, April 22. Officials have in
formation that Russia is negotiating
with France and Argentine for war
ships. She is not likely to be success
ful with Greece. The question of
price will determine their dealings
with Argentine.
St. Petersburg, April 22. The As
sociated Press is authorized to an
nounce the government has received
nothing to , confirm the report of the,
bombardment of New Chwang or the
landing; ot Japanese . troops ,inv that
vicinity. : , ,
of Which is Reproduced
Their Annual Spring
The Cincinnati Art club, of which
Mr. Girardin is a member, and which
is one of the most exclusive art or
ganizations in the west, having in its
membership a number of the best
known painters in the country, paid
! Mr Girardin a high compliment again
this year in having one of his two
pictures now on exhibit at their
eleventh spring exhibition reproduced
in their catalogue, the only member
who also had a picture thus repro
duced last year to have one again so
placed this year. The picture makes
far the most striking in this year's
book and goes to show that Girardin's
pictures possess pictorial qualities of
an unusually high order to be so ef
fective when seen only in the me
dium of black or white, bereft of
their abounding color and light, two
of his chief characteristics. Last year
Mr. Girardin's prize picture, "Ling
ering Siioav," was also reproduced.
The "Post" says of Mr. Girardin's
landscape, in a brief article covering
the whole exhibition:
"Frank J. Girardin, the Indiana
artist, has two landscapes, 'Autumn's
Evening' and "September Morning,'
both full of the ardent love of nature
which always characterizes Girardin's
Another interesting picture repro
duced also in the catalogue is August
Goeser's, "The Mill," (Richmond,
Ind, Mr. Goeser having painted this
canvas, the subject being Test's mill,
south of town,when in Richmond last
season. The exhibition continues open
until Saturday, the 23d, and is placed
in the Closson galleries. E. G. W.
Being Celebrated in the Schools of
The City.
This is Arbor Day and it is being
fittingly observed by all the public
schools with the . exception of High
School and Garfield.
i r,.,.. i n
Programs were prepared at the va-
rious schools consisting of songs, reci
tations, declamations and other ap
propriate exercises, together with the
planting of trees.
George Schwenke, the local mana
ger of the Postal Telegraph com
pany, is the wearer of a broad grin
today caused by the arrival of a baby
girl at his house last night and he is
busy receiving the congratulations of
his friends. All concerned are doing
The Average Healthy Man
Three Times Too Much.
Washington, April 21. The chief
paper read before the National Aca
demy of Science today was a descrip
tion of a series of experiments recent
ly conducted by the Sheffield Scienti
fic Srool of Yale to determine if the
average human being is not eating
too much. Prof. Russell H. Chitten
den, the director of the school, who
conducted the experiments, and who
read today's paper, made the state
ment that the average healthy ; man
eats from two to three times as much
as he needs to keep hina ; ip., perfect r
physical and menial health and Vig
or. ; -,

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