The Home Paper-; of . Bartholomew County. E LIC This Paper iCcxredby 1- United Press. ESTABLISHED 1877. COLUMBUS, INDIANA. MONDAY, MAY 22, 1916. PBICE TWO CEirTS. TluE IS FIXED . FOR TOUR HERE THREE COLUHS VJAITE TRIAL 'S ; SENSATIOU 17AS SEEN IN THIAI KNOCKING HIM DOWN i i . i 'TEAMS DEFEATED STARTED SODiLY Tut rjapc. rrcuL'T Alfalfa Judges Will Do Their Work Thursday and Many Will Accompany Them, Local Baseball i Players Had Trtrt-r T -'ZT, V at I M a . Toung wew jonc uenusi is Charge of Jury Tampering Made in Case Against Williams on Graft Indictment; O F QOCOi rr-r-t Rough Going inVThree Games 7HZ t3feVf Charged With Poisoning His SO ' -Sunday Afternoon. 3 a I tftroctfl. Millionaire Parents-in-law. J L JJLJl. ll 'j( s r j FEWER FIELDS ARE IN ; CONTEST THIS SEASON BAD WEATHER CAUSED MANY FARMERS TO WITHDRAW j SIX FIELDS' OF ALFALFA II ARE ENTERED FOR FALL i: SOWN PRIZE MONEY. - I Thursday lias been fixed at the time for Judging trie alfalfa plots In Bartholomew county. There are not nearly sb ; many fields j of alfalfa entered , in the county contest this year as there were last, because bad weather conditions caused some of the farmers to drop out. t - ;On Saturday afternoon theColum- bus Grange committee having charge ; of the county alfalfa contest, met with I.i :B. Johnson, county ' agent, to se lect a date for the Judging and also to appoint the judges. Thursday was chosen for the work" of Inspecting the fields and the Judges named were J. C,i- Bevers.of JPurdue . University; Henry B. Blessing, of Columbus township, and L. M. Vogler, of , Hawcreek township. Prof. Bevers was one of the judges in Bartholomew county last - year. The Grange committee in charge ofi the. contest is composed of Harry Dickey, A. H. Morris, Clarence Thomp son, J. E. Click and Raymond Ball. An effort will be made to have sev eral people interested in alfalfa go i with, the judges when they inspect the fields , Thursday. The start will be made from the court house at 9 o'clock that morning and all who are alfalfa boosters are invited to Join the, party. Numerous farmers who own automo biles already .have signified: their in tentlon of going, but the tour will not be as large as in former years because so many farmers are now eiigagedin planting corn. : ' . r - ' -: Last year John M. Thompson won the $25 cash; prize- offered by ; the Grange for the' field of ' alfalfa in the county. He donated this money i as a prize for this Tear and the Grange raised an equal amount. The 450 was divided into various, prizes ot fall and : spring sown alfalfa; The fields (o be Judged Thursday are fall, sown and the prizes will . be $10 for the best field, $5 for the secondhand $2.50 for ' the third. r:: ;J : ?: The fields to be judged are those of Clarence Spurgln, Frank McHenry -. Harden Linke,-Henry Mc.CulloughW; G. jKitchen and Hadley Thomas. Part -; of these fields are on clay land- and : the others are: on the i sand. Harry Dickey also has a field of alfalfa, but as ) he is a member of the Grange Vbmmittee he is not . competing for ' the money. However, the judges will visit his field and make their esti- ' .mates there the same as with the oth ers.alf they have sufficient time they : also will visit a field of alfalfa grown by Edward Barringer, ln Rockereek township. It was not large enough to i enter In the county contest, but as it is a different type of alfalfa the Judges and others interested want to see it. GRADUATING CLASS IS . I GIVEN SPLENDID TALK Annual Baccalaureate Sermon to Sen iors of Columbus High School Preached Sunday Afternoon. it . The First M. E. Church was crowded ; Sunday afternoon for the annual ser- vices at which tbe baccalaureate sermon to the senior class "of Columbus High, school was preached. -This year the, sermon was given by the Rev. C. P. Martin, pastor of the United Breth-ren church. ' vU.' ! The eighty-five members of the sen- ior; class, attired in their uniform ps and gowns, made an impressive scene when they marched into the church I and took the seats reserved for them. The Rev. G. E Harsh, pastor of the , English Lutheran , 6hurch, and presi- i dent of the Ministerial Association, presided. Tne scripture lesson was ; read by the Rev. W. H. Book, pastor of 1 the Tabenacle Christian church. and the Rev. Alexander Sharp, pastor . of the Presbyterian church, offered pra!yer. ' Special music . was- furnished by 1 the vested, choir- of the , M. E. church. ' The benedicti9n was; pro nounced by the Rev. Mr. Harsh. In his sermon to the graduates, the " Rev. Mr. Martin impressed -upon them the importance of always maintaining their! self respect. . He sard they might be able to fool others as they! went I- through life, but they would never be able1 to fool themselves. FORMER TIGER HURLER -: HELD TEAM AT KOKOMO GEORGE MULLIN TOO MUCH FOR COLUMBUS CHAMPS SEY- MOUR BEAT SPECIALS PI- RATES LOST H. S. BEAT ALUMNI. . Three Columbus baseball ' teams were beaten Sunday, and one' Satur day. However, In the game Saturday afternoon the team winning was also a Columbus team, which helps some. The jbest. game was played at Kokomo', Columbus losing 4 to 2. The Seymour Ottos beat the Specials 6 to 3. Edin burgh took a farce from the Pirates, -26 to 16. Saturday afternoon in a prac tice game the Columbus High School team beat the Columbus High. School Alumni, 8 to 7, in 7 innings. era J battle between George Mullin, the ex-star twirler of a the Detroit l Tigers," and Eylens, of Columbus, errors being largely responsible for the defeat of the ' locals. Columbus i scored both runs in the first 1 inning. Alter that they were unable to push over" a marker.! Big George Txeld them to three hits. Eylens allowed but five. Six errors were charged s against Co-1 umbus fielders, r " In the' first n inning Ed Duggan singled after Stewart had whiffed, then Bill Donling drove out a home run. After this, the local players say, Mullin started (using his "emery ball;"rThe use of this delivery is pro hibited so that Columbus players fjeel they got "rimmed." f v Following is the i line-up of the teams: . f Columbus Kokomo Marklin Scott Duggan lb 83 2b 3b If " rf cf c , p Stewart Donling Pricthett ! Curtis Lotshaw Harper Brunnemer Buerglin B. Duggan Narrow . Eylens - Donovan Ra;s Mullin Next Sunday,' May 28, the Louisville Reserves will play here and a good game is expected, as the Reserves are a strong aggregation, mostly i league players. -k-"'-. :M 'v . Loose fielding lost the game to Sey- mour for the Specials. -Hoeltkfe pitch ed a good game, the only long) hit be mg-tnado off of him was a three-4ag- ger by Lucas. The" Seymour team played a fast defensive game and ably supported Furnish, their pitcher. . A good crowd saw the game. Johns um pired, j 1 . j . Following is the line-up used by the Specials: Harrison, catch ; Hoeltke, pitch; Osborn, shortstop; Bowman, first: base,' Chandler;-, second base, Knarr, third base; L. Schumaker, left field ; II. : Schumaker, . center ; field ; Beaty, right field. 1 - - The game at Edinburg between the team there and the Pirates was a burlesque after the first few innings. It was: played in a "has-been" cornfield, and it was impossible to field grounders.; The local team claims also to have received a raw deal from he um- pire. Adams and ViIIiamson compos ed the Pirates battery, while Rudolph and Lawrence, also local, boys work- ed for Edinburg. The game Saturday afternoon be tween the high r school and teams was replete with errors. alumni There I was only a very small attendance, so 1 that! only a pracilce game was played. Beaty and Schwartrkopf were the bat tery;: for the high school, Carmen and Lawrence for the alumni: Beaty won his own game by a home run with two men on bases in tne tnird inning. The high school team showed flashes of form In the field, pulling off two fast double plays. Knarr and Schartz umpired. The line up. for the two teams fol- ,ows:- v-rt'; -"h-'i '-v' ' Alumni: Smith, first base; Brooks. second base; Wagner, ; third base;! Chandler, shortstop; Young, left field; ! Doup, center field; Lawrence. Ruddejlj right field; catch' Carmen pitch. - ! High school: ' Maynard, first" base; R. Frohman, second base; Lucas, third base; Hubbard, shortstop; Williams, left field; Carrothers. right field; Kin-sey, center field ; Schwartzkopfj catch; Beaty, pitch. Stillwater, N. J. One ton of Hooeys shook up the ' town today. They were the (seven sons and three daughters of Daniel Hooey, celebrating his 71st birthday. The Hooeys are all of big frame and the boys all average 250.! Mrs. William H. PrewitL who underwent an operation at the city hospital recently, is improving nicely. V To.t THfir Guv L T4r HE, v.t morz. lire. iwnxcz 'If I cannot retain my moral influence down." President Wilson's Press Club BANDITS BOB UP FOR tlEl'l CRIMES Villa Followers in Wake of the American Troops Bring New Peign of Terror. PEOPLE FLEEING FOR SAFETY IN THE NORTH REPORTS THAT VILLA HAS RE- COVERED FROM ILLNESS AND IS CHASING AMERICANS ' OUT OF MEXICO IS BEING : SPREAD AMONG PEONS. , ? !.-"-)' :. : -I-.;" ft ,' ' v ! . " (Br ! United Press.) 1 Columbus, ;N. M.. May 22. Four bands of Mexican bandits are moving north in the wak6 of the withdrawal of the American troops, commiting U.U.v.UU J " ing the villages. This report was brought to the Co- lumbus base today. It is thought here that the Mexicans who fired on thir teen troopers of the Seventh cavalry, wound jng one, were members of one of these bands. These, bandits are moving in. bands of from 50 to 70 and have kept-far enough behind the retiring Americans to avoid a clash. Many Inhabitants of the region! around San Antonio, Mex, are fleeing -north "in the wake of the American j troops.' Gen. Pershing has sent backj cavalry detachments to at tack and disperse these bandits. Aj story; that the American troops! are withdrawing because Villa had recovered and was recruiting an army to fight the American troops, has been circulated j among the Mexican peons and is thought responsible for the new outbreak of banditry. ' LAX DEALING CHARGED TO FORMER SECRETARY Sensation Caused When Middleton Told of Warning Asquith of Seriousness of Irish Situation. i ; (By United Press.) London, ! May 22. Viscount Middle-1 i ton, former secretary for war today accused Augustine Birrell, former enter with the Irish rebels in testimony be fore the Royal Commission investigat ing the rebellion. ! "I notified the Irish government that the Sinnefers were becoming very ac tive and declared I thought the gov ernment very adequate to cope with them " said i Middleton. I particularly urged the 'disarming o the volun teers.:-.:" ji i ' - "Mr. Birrell said the whole Sinnefers movement was laughable and should j Middleton's statement that he had ! warned Premier Asquith of the ser-I iousness of th& situation in Ireland V ; over a man except by knocking him speech. V i : was one of the sensations vof today's testimony. He declared that he pledg ed ail the facts before the prime min isier uii January ieiu. r , - I ' Asquith evidently called the matter to the atfentionof Birrell. A month later Birrell wrote Middleton ; To proclaim the volunteers illegal and pt them down by force would be rpcjtle8s and foolish and. enormous ly promote disaster. : ! Middleton said he told Sir Matthew Nathan, under -Secretary for; Ireland ttr April mat. tne situation was so kj Knt n tu-. rrti J i'civa Jiat .110 xkL. ji uuu ncuuiuuu,i Middleton said h? warned Lord Xvimborne. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland only six days before thVoutbreak, that grave resultB would follow if no action was taken. Others, he said, gave simi lar warnings. ' ; r' " A war office representative vir tually gave the lie to Augustine "Bir rell, former chief, it was said. Birrell then resumed the ! witness box repeating - his earlier statements that he bad had several interviews with the authorities In. which he ex pressed the desire lor more troops. AUSTRIANS LOSE 20,000 IN FIRST THREE DAYS Hospitals at Trent Reported Filled With Wounded Barracks Transformed Into Hospital. .' r Br United Press.) Rome, May 22. The Austrians lost 20,000 In killed, wounded and missing in the first three days of their offen sive in the Tyrolez Alps, according to Berue dispatches today. Their losses for the last four days are believed to have been almost equaly as large. The hospitals 'at -Trent are reported filed with Austrian wounded. Hospi- iol 'trains are now proceeding to Bol 2ano and smaller , towns, where the barracks have beep transformed into hospitals. - r 'Robert, w. s pe er )Speer has been' elected mayor of Denver under a charter drawn by himself : and providing for the creation of an industrial bureau. The bureau Is to encourage local industries, Investigate businesses which are not showing proper returns on the capital Invested, act at efficiency experts for local firms ? a4 find JobeJorthe jobless. A l v , J .V htHEt IT muz. . -7 Off o ' r .At down, then I have to knock him AUSTR1AUS ARE PUSHING LINES Ha!ins Are Massed in Heavy f Force Against Thepi With- f 1 out Any Success. . r VIENNA REPORTS THAT N COUNTER ATTACKS FAIL SIXTEEN THOUSAND ITALIANS HAVE BEEN TAKEN PRISON ERS SINCE AUSTRIAN OF. FENSIVE IN TYROL WAS BEGUN A WEEK AGO. ; (Br tfwiTED Press.) ; 1 Vienna. May i 22. Massing in heavy forces on' the southern Tyrol front, the Italian armies are making desper ate, but unsuccessful, attempts to stem the Austrian invasion of Italy. Throughout Saturday the Italian commanders hurled their Alpine fore es at tne line or tne Austrian crown prince in 'desperate counter attacks Each onslaught-was repulsed.' An of ficial statement from the Austrian war i office reports the capture of sev eral more Italian-positions and the taking of 300 prisoners. About 16,000 Italians, including army officers, have been captured since the Austrians be gan thelr'offensive a week ago. . The-Italian attacks were of great est violence In the Astico valley. where the Austrians, for the first time since the beginning of the war have obtained a foothold on Italian soilJ It is being heard that King Vic tor Emanuel, now fat the 'Italian front, has ordered Austrians cleared from Italian territory by Tuesday? at any cost. Tuesday Is the first anniver sary of the beginning of the Anstro- Italian war. - : The fighting in southern Tryol on the Lavorne plateau, increased in vio lence as the result of enemy attacks, said the statement. "We now hold the summit Of Aementara- ridge. On the Lavarone plateau we penetrated the first hostile positions. ; : "The troops of the Arch Duke Chas. Francis Joseph (the crown prince) added their successes. They captured the Cima Del Laghi and the Cima Di Nesole. The enemy was driven . from Borgola Pass toward the south." We captured three more 28 centlmore howixters. i We advanced toward Monte Pasu- bio and occupied AngobenL In Satur: day's fighting we took 3,000 Italians, including- 84 officers, 25 cannon and 8 machine guns." ..'.; CANNONADING HEARD IN BALTIC Belief That Russian and German Fets Have Been Engaged. i B C bites Press.) - I r . - Copenhagen. May ' 22. Violent can nonading, has been heard in the BaK tic off the Swedish port I of Kalmar, according to Stockholm dispatches to day which express the belief that the Russian and German fleets have been engaged. . .' :.' HE MAY CHANGE FORMAL' PLEA OF 'NOT? GUILTY" v IS ONE OF. MOST SENSATIONAL AND ASTOUNDING STORIES OF " FORTUNTE-HUNTING, ILL1C- IT LOVE AND MURDER EVER DISCLOSED. (Bv Uwrrra fttm) 1 New York, May 22. Ills Jaunty mien gone, with the two women with whom he bad played arrayed against him, Arthur Warren' Walte, dentlat. dilettant lover and linguist, athlete and, by his own confession, a poisoner. went on trial today. The law's accus ing finger was pointed at him for the murder, by arsenic poisoning, of his father-in-law, John E. Peck, millionaire of Grand Rapldst Mich. The chief witnesses against him, by whose testimony the state hopes to exact the capital-penalty, were to be, his wlie, wno sought to divorce him, and his "studio companion.'; xhe pretty Mrs. Margaret H or ton. . Mixed inextricably in the tangle of murder by. poison of the Borgias will be Waite's apparently countless love affairs, his pleas of a "bad man from Egypt." who took possession of 'his faculties and urged him' onward to hl plot of poisoning the'.whole Peck family that he might Inherit their millions, and his final Insistence that he now is sane and desires expiation of his crimes. : , j His attorney will plead-, insanity. The state has nearly 150 witnesses to support its contention that it Is not a madman brain but that of a cool, cal culating adventurer who weighed the chances of failure against the dreams or. a butterfly Hie of millions to- be spent in pleasure, that planned the murder of his wife's parents. Waite looked white and wan today. Although he has fully recovered from the effects of strong narcotics taken 'when' he foresaw the police must In evitably uncover the trail of his plot of poisoning. He said he was "feeling fine."' . New York hopes to set a record for criminal trials In which the issue is in sanity in handling Waite's case. Se lection of a Jury is expected to consume three days, but Justice Shearn has only set aside ten days for the en tire trial. . . - v r . ' With the opening of the trial of I young Dr. Arthur : Warren Waite here this' morning on the charge ; of poisoning his Z millionaire parents-In-Iaw; Mr. and Mrs. John E. Peck, of Grand Rapids, Mich:, there begins to pour into the dry records of the New York Supreme Court one of the most sensational and astounding stories of fortune-hunting; illicit love, murder, intrigue and deception that has ever been disclosed, as the alleged record of one man. j Waite's formal plea was "not guil ty. but he may change it today. , The state will attempt to prove that the 'slender, nattily .attired, smiling youth who sits quietly before a long table ; in this drab and silent court room, deliberately wooed and married Clara Peck with the preconceived idea of murdering her, her father and her mother, and any other ! persons it might be necessary to murder in order that he might get possession of the Peck millions. ' f . ;The state will Introduce evidence to prove that Waite, married to Clara Peck and having Mrs. Elizabeth Hor ton as ,hls studio companion" in big New York hotel, actually did get Mr. and Mrs. -Peck to New York on a visit and murder them by poisoning them with arsenic. That he got his wife tolwilljier estate to him and was planning her mur der as the third of the series In his illegal scheme to get the Peck millions. - '; . And that after murdering his moth er-in-law and engineering) the. cremation of , her body to prevent the !i- covery of the cause of her death, he bribed a New York undertaker with 15,000. (17,800 of the amount was found where the undertaker told the police he hid It) to swear' tnat arsenic was' used in the fluid employed In the embalming of his father-in-law's body. With his wife turned against him and prosecuting her suit for divorce, and Margaret Horton,. his "studio companion. fresh from triumphs of a vaudeville engagement won as a result of the publicity she gamed from her association with him. Walte faces his fight against the electric chair without the support either of the wo- Hman ; he ' married or the i woman he ' Squandered his money on,' : While he lay on a cot In Bellevue hospital... recovering from- the effects (Continued on Paso Five.) CIVIC LEAGUE DENIES . WRITING TO VENIREMEN LETTERS HAD BEEN SENT URG-ING PROSPECTIVE JURORS IN MUNCIE CASE TO CONVICT DEPUTY PROSECUTOR OF CRIME. (Br Uirrn Pi us.) . Muncle. May 22. The first sensation in the trial of Gene Williams, deputy prosecuting attorney, charged with accepting and soliciting bribes In conspiracy with Mayor Bunch an! other local officials, came this evera-ing when Judge Fred Cause, of Nrr Castle, dismissed the SO special' veniremen after some cf the Tecircrr.rn displayed letters signed "C'.z League," asking them to be sure arl remain on the Jury If possible and to see that Williams la' convicted because the first case U a very Important one and will have an important bearing on the county election this fall. - The letter endorses William A. Thompson, special prosecutor in th graft cases and says a conviction in the Williams case will help to elect Thompson Judge on the Republican ticket this falL Several of the veniremen received the letters which are typewritten, including signatures. The Civic Learue officials denied authorship and lay the letter head Is a forgery. -Judge Cause ordered a new panel of 25 men. The case will be resumed tomorrow morning. ,f TEXAS JGUARDSUEN TO DE GIVEN GRILLIHGS Mors Than One Hundred of Them Have Refused to Answer Call for ' - . Border Patrol Duty. (By Carl D. Groat. U. P. Staff Cor.) Washington, May 22. Secretary of War Baker revealed today that he has been officially advised of the refusal of 116 Texas militiamen to be sworn in for the border duty. The department Is carefully considering the subject, he said. Under the Dick law these men may' be court martialed and fined, although they cannot be forced into the service. Baker declined to indicate his attitude in the matter until he has more complete details. Messages quoting Gen.,Obregon as saying the situation Is acute becaui American forces penetrated Mexico below the Big Bend, brought the statement from Baker that as far as he knew, the question of the crossing had not been discussed In the recent Scott-Obregon conferences. ,s ' Private advices today from Mexico: City said another note from Gen. Cir- ranza to the State Department on the "presence of American troops In Mexi co was dispatched this morning. It has not yet been received by the Mexican embassy. Mexico City reports to the State-Department from Consul Rodgers and official dispatches to the Mexican embassy cause the belief that any communication from Carranza will be In friendly tones. WAITE JURY COMPLETED. Made Up in Record-Breaking Time of 2 Hours, 54, Minutes. (Br Uite Pie.) NewsYork, May 22. The Jury which will try Dr. Arthur Warren Waite on the charge of murdering his millionaire father-in-law, John E. Peck, of Grand Rapids. was .completed early this afternoon In the record-breaking time of two hours and 54 minutes. SPANISH RULER PLANS MOVEMENTS FOR PEACE King Alfonso May Send Two Spanish Statesmen to Belligerent Capitals to Work Out Truce. . (Bt Unro PresO London, May 22. King Alfonso may initiate pacc negotiations in the near future, the Frhange Telegraph stated today. The Spanish ruler plans to flirt round out peace movements in each of the warring . countries. If the re-cults are satisfactory he will send two Spanish statesmen to belligerent capitals to work out plans for a truce. The ads are gripping. tUs! stortrs of caerzr progress, UXa.
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