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i.'HUM.ijifaj.i i WEATHER Showers tonight and probably Wednesday. 1 a. tn., 66; 7 a. m., 62; nlen, 69 degrees. SHOWERS ONE CENT PAY NO MORE Vol. 2 EVANSVILLE, IND., TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1908 No. 265 INDEPENDENT .'. FEARLESS ...,- k . . . n ;! i FRUIT TRUST WORKS LIKE STMJP OIL Charged In U. 5. Senate That Worst Methods of Kerosene Octopus Are Used to Control Fruit Market. lly C. II. Traveiiiier. WASHINGTON', May 5. Every time you buy a dozen bananas, you pay from one-third to one-half more than you ought to pay! And thafs what the fruit-trust is doing to you. Senator Johnson of Alabama has introduced a re solution providing for an immediate investigation of the business methods of the United Fruit Co. by the department of commerce and labor. Johnson filed data to show the senate just what character of an octopus the fruit trust is. This information tends to show that since 1899 the fruit industry has gone through a thorough process of Standardoilization. That is, that the United Fruit Co., has done to the fruit industry iust what the Standard Oil Co., has to the oil business. Senator Johnson's information charges that the fruit trust has driven out of existence nearly all competition, and controls 90 per cent of all fruit importations. The trust, having this country at its mercy, is now preparing to increase dividends by conquering European markets. The United Fruit Co., in ISftO, according to data supplied the senate, combined by merger or otherwise with 10 large fruit companies. It wri- capitalized for $20,000,000. The Fruit Dispatch Co., is one of the principal selling agents of the United Fruit Co. From time to time, is is charged, fruit is deliberately thrown overboard from ships for the "avowed pur- ( Continued on Page Four.) The bold stranger who held up Lee Fisher of Fisher & Raphael s pawn shop yesterday with two Colt revolvers which Fisher had just loaded for him, telling him not to utter a "d d word until I get away from here," has not been found by the police. The -man not only walked away with the revlovers, but with a cartridge belt and holster which Fisher allowed him to try on. It is thought that it was the same man who half an hour, later entered the home of Gus Bauer, 330 Second-av, and demanded money of Bauer who was lying in bed. Bauer grabbed a rifle standing near his bed. and the man left saying, "You fool Dutchman; I guess you would shoot." Boston Sen. Bcveiidge lias purchased a summer home near that of Millionaire H. C. Frick at Manchester-by-the-sea, Massachu-eetts. EIGHT H IIS Ei ST I Bll Vnitrit Pit... BALTIMORE, May 5. Methodists from all quarters of the globe are pouring into Baltimore today for the quadrennial general conference of the denomination, to open here tomorrow in Lyric hall. Bishop Henry W. Warren of Denver will preside over the 800 delegates representing 3,500,000 members, 14,000 ministers and property in churches, hospitals, colleges and parsonages valued at over $250,000,000. Eight new bishops are to be chosen to succeed Bishops Merrill, Joyce, McCabe, Andrews, Fitzgerald and Fowler who have died since the last general conference. The delegates from German want a German bishop chosen, but as this might also involve the election of a negro bishop the question will likely be dropped. Candidates for bishop prominently mentioned are: Dr. J. H. Cooke, Houston conference; Dr. W. F. Anderson, New York; Dr. L. D. Bovard, California; Dr. Homer C, Stuntz and Dr. David (i. Downey, missionary officials. President, Geo. E. Reed of Dickinson college; Wr. H. Crawford of Allegheny college; W. S. Lewis of Mornlngslde college, Iowa, and Edwin H. Hughes of Depauw university; 11. C. Jennings, book agent at Cincinnati; Claudius B. KILLS DAUGHTER, AND HANGS SELF CLEVELAND, May 5. Fred Kuppe, a musician, shot and MlWlwS l-ib!! l9"rhtr and POLICE HUNT HOLD-UP IN PICTURES OF WORST HOTELS FIRE IN MANY MONTHS ' 5f jf ' " i EL i r.Tjmmmn tarn iv inmii n in i i i n - ' THE TERRIBLE HAVOC WROUGHT BY THE FLAMES. THE MEN WAS THE LOBBY OF THE HOTEL. I 1 I ft Sil KVl .,,iJOlMattAii!SOf.i,'V.,'J AFTER THE FIRE ONLY THE WALLS REMAINED, THE INTERIOR BEING CO MPLETELY GUTTED. WHOOPING COUGH ip uinncT imni id vm mm Whooping cough continues to infest the homes of Evansville. Physicians declare that the epidemic is the worst ever known. In his monthly report Sanitary Officer Casey says there were four deaths last month from whooping cough. "The health board in seeking to check the disease may be compelled to prosecute parents if they continue to neglect to report the disease to the board," said Officer Casey today. "The law requires that whooping cough be reported just like any other contagious disease. Scores of parents are violating the law. The health board is HOPS WILL BE E. GONEEHENG Spencer, editor of the Central Christian Advocate, Kansas City and Revs. W. A. Quayle, Chicago; Daniel Dorchester, Pittsburg and C. B. Mitchell of Cleveland. One of the most important matters to come before the conference will be the consolidation of the publishing houses of the church now divided between Chicago, New York and Cincinnati. The general conference will be in session during the greater part of May. KITCHENER'S LIFE SOUGHT ON Vv Vnlted Pmt. CALCUTTA, May 5. A plot to assassinate Lord Kitchener, commander of the British military forces in India, is reported to have been included in the bomb throwing conspiracy uncovered here. A genuine revolution Is said to have been planned. The arrest of natives high in financial and official circles is expected. News of heavy fighting between tne British and Afghans is expected hourly from the northern border. Skirmishing is already in progress, messages from Simla say, just beyond Laridi Kotal, where nearly 20,000 Afghans have been concentrated since their Sunday night's repulse In attacks on the Khyber pass block . houses. Major Gen. Sir. Jas. Wllcocks, commanding: the defensive force- fhas evidently been awaiting rein forcemeats - before marching qp-ai - t the f--v. Tt '$ btl!evi - rCT.iw,. ajnrt- - zr v" "tt s v. EPHC Mil m PITV bill handicapped in not having! authentic records of the cases. One-tenth of the cases are not reported." The number of cases in the city, it is estimated, runs into the , hundreds. ' For the first time in his experience as a traveling salesman, Charles Blomer of Evansville, changed his route last, week, to leave Ft. Wayne off his Sunday stopping itinerary. His anxious relatives in Evansville, who feared he had been caught in the Ft. Wayne hotel fire received a telegram from him last night stating he was at WILL CELEBRATE DEPOT OPENING The middle of June is the time now announced- by Contractor Ohm for opening of the new E. & T. H. passenger station at Eighth and Maln-sts. A celebration is planned for that time, though no definite date is set. Ml SP1RAT0RS IN 10 an additional infantry brigade has reached him by now and that he will prefer the risk of an unequal, fight to delay. Inasmuch as the Afghan force consists of regularly" organized provincial guardsmen, the first reserve of the Afghan army.there seems no doubt that the amir is responsible for histilities and that the recent recall, of his subjects woo joined the rebellious Moh-mand tribesman, was intended merely to deceive the British into weakening their fronier force. Wih 20..000 Afghans already on English , soil, anoher force reported marching through Lisote pass, peace negotiations with the Mohmand tribesmen not even completed, the entire Indian population in a state of unrest, -the native troop3 of doubtful loyalty, and leading Japanese statesmen openly expressing their, sympathy ivlth an anti-Brithsa uprising, the I situation JocT seripui. ARE STANDING IN WHAT PEOPLE TIKE HOLD OE IDEA FOR CLEAN-UP The awakening of the people to the importance of having a clean-up day for the city, is a source of real encouragement to Mayor Boehne. The mayor said today that he believed the people would make "clean-up" day an unparalleled success. The E. B. A. will discuss the matter tonight when Dr. J. Y. Welborn and N. W. Bryant will agitate the movement at. the association's monthly meeting. Del egates will be pledged to attend the "rally" meeting at E. B. A. hall Friday night. Representatives from practically every organization and prominent society in the city are expected to attend the rally gathering. The purpose of the meeting ing will be to get new ideas for conducting operations on cleanup. The various committees in charge of the movement will afterwards confer with Mayor Boehne, who will then be expected to announce the final details. Tt is Rfliil that cprtain organ izations will offer prizes to school children who mak the best show ing on clean-up day. The school board is expected to co-operate in the movement by closing school on the day. Huntington, Ind., 25 miles from Ft. Wayne, and had fortunately-passed up that city. MRS. SUMMERS SUES In a suit for divorce from her husband, Samuel Summers, liveryman, 408 U. Second-st, filed in Circuit court, Mrs. Gertrude Summers, says that her husband after threatening to kill her, slept last Saturday night with a pistol under his pillow. They were married in 1906. Mrs. Summers says her husband is worth $30.-000 and that his income is $3,000 a year. Burglar Scares; But No Burgling Bicyclemen Friedle and Blum who were called to the home of August Brentano, 1049 U. First-st last night to look for burglars, found that a domestic, becoming frightened, had run' up the back stairs causing members of the family to think.. a bold bad man in the bouse. ' The bicyclemen also called at the home of John J. Chandler, 905 Riverside-av on a false alarm. 120 DROWNED ST. PETERSBURG, . May 5. By the capsizing of a ferry boat on the river Dnieper near Byk-hoff, 120 persons returning from a religious festivity, were drowned. The-r passengers overturned the boat by crowing to one side. ' EXPLOSION FATAL Bit- rttr PrMt..': v . ' CALUMET, Mich., 'May 5. One man was killed and several injured by . an explosion at the Tamarack : ', (MMy. ) copper raises this morningr V.. rvn jvJM E ran (fllllfflPlf ,3 .a ;i 1; , 1 i ; 1 Great Rainstorm Which Swept Over Evansville During Night Carried Death To Two Residents of Howell. Engulfed in 15 feet of watet when a cloudburst struck an L. & N. train en route to Evansville, turning the engine completely over, Engineer Carl Ward, of 3 8 Delmar-av, and Fireman Fred Weissmann of 8 Delmar-av, Howell, lost their lives near Berk-ner, 111., early this morning. Others from Evansville on the freight train had narrow escapes. The rain storm which brougbt about the wreck during the the night, caused great damage in Southern Indiana, Illinois and the entire Ohio and Mississippi valleys, according to reports which reached the city today. The news of the death of the two Howell men east of St. Louis came to the families this morning. A dispatch stated that the train was caught in the cloud burst near a ditch into which the engine fell. Conductor Ernest F. Smith, 100 Stinson-av, Howell, after a narrow escape, waded several miles through water, and in a stage of exhaustion carried the news of the wreck to Belleville III., several miles distant, wrecking crew which arrived the scene this morning found the dead bodies of the Howell men pinned beneath the engine. The train, number 59, left Evansville Sunday night and should have reached the city on the return trip at 6 a. m. today. Weissman is survived by a bride of a month. Weissmann had relatives at East St. Louis ar.d his body will be buried there. Ward's body will be brought to Howell for burial tonight. Train service on practically every line into the city was tem-nlght, caused great damage serious washouts occurred in this immediate vicinity. No other loss of life besides the two Evansville men, was reported today. The rain is said to have been heaviest along the E. & T, H. railroad. The tracks were engulfed for several miles in some places. The worst damage was porarily crippled, although no of Vincennes. The rainfall in Evansville during the night amounted to almost an inch. According to Weather Forecas ter Brand, the river will rise i rapidly in the next few days. Heavy rains are reported at all river stations above Evansville. The river stage today was 23.9 feet. The stage may go to 30 feet, and possibly above the flood line if the rains continue. COMPEL PREACHER TO ABJURE SOCIALISM KENOSHA, Wis., May 5. The Rev. S. F. Dimmock has accepted a call by the First Baptist church of Kenosha with the understanding that the membership object to the preaching of socialism. Rev. Dimmock, who is at present in charge of a church at North-ville, Mich., announced that be entertains pronounced views against that teaching. The Rev. Harvey Dee Brown, Ph. D., who resigned a few days ago. gave up his charge on account of his conversion to socialistic doctrines. In paying $20,000 of Vander-burg-co tax money to State Auditor Billheimer today, County Treasurer Klauss was forced to violate what he believed to be the meaning of the new depository law, although Klauss appealed to Atty. Gen. Bingham for his opinion on such a procedure. A demand for the amount was made yesterday. According to the new. law not one cent of the state's tax money is payable until June 1. Similar demands have been made on every county in the state. In some counties the treasurers refused to pay when the demand was made. It is argued that the state is getting the money in order to be drawing the interest, which would otherwise go to the county which collects the money. In Marlon-Co a demand for $100,000 was made, which the officials there refused to pay. "Aty General Bingham holds that a law not governed by the depository act makes it compul-sorv for the treasurer to pay the state money at any time the auditor makes a demand by warrant," said Klauss. "In this contradiction of the depository act, the new law is very weak." HOME STRUCK BY LI6HTKIN3 Although-awakened by a deafening crash during "last night's storm,, the family of Herman Bredencanip, : outer First-av.- did not know their house had been struck by : lightning - until this morning. ' - ' The bolt damaged the chimney and the entire roof. STATE BEATS COUNTIES 00T MY iuin I1M II 111 : : : : SENATE CLERK'S TONGUE TANGLED IX RED TAPE Special to The Press. WASHINGTON, May 5. Senator Teller called up a bill by number. "The clerk will read it," said the vice president. Al- most as soon as the clerk began, Senator Kean of New Jersey was on his feet ob- jecting. He thought the clerk was joking or crazy. This was the title of the bill the clerk read: "A bill to amend an act entitled an act to amen d an act amending the act en- titled an act to authorize J the receipt of United State j gold coin in exchange for J gold bars." Do vou wonder Kean ex- 4 ploded? nited Press. LAPORTE, Ind., May 5. Evi- dence of a more ghastly crime than was committed at the home of Mrs. Bella Gunness a week ago was unearthed today when - the dismembered remains of a man and the skeleton of a young woman were found buried alongside a fence near the Gunness home. It is only a week ago that te Gunness home was destroyed by fire and the remains of Mrs. Guness and her three children were found among the ruins. The body of the woman had been decapitated and the remains of the three children lay across those of their mother. Soon af-1 ter the fire it was suspected t'.iat Ray Lamphere knew something of it and a search was made for him, resulting in his arrest the same evening. His capture was effected in the woods where he had concealed himself in a hollow tree. So far no confession has been forthcoming, but Lamphere will be confronted by the additional facts late this afternoon. One of the dismembered corpses was identified by John Eldergreen of Aberdeen. S. D., who came here after the fire in an effort to find if possible some clew to the disappearance of his brother, Andrew, who was last seen at Laporte about Feb. 2 when it was reported by Lamphere that be had gone to Sweeden. Andrew Eldergreen had come to Laporte from his home in Aberdeen, bis mission being matrimony as he had formed the acquaintance of Mrs. Gunness through a matrimonial agency. He remained at the Gunness home several weeks when he disappeared. In a search of the Gunness premises in hope of finding the missing bead of the dead woman His wrist bones badly crushed and bleeding profusely from an artery cut, Henry R. Hoge, factory manager of the Evansville Trunk company, was found in a semi-conscious state at the factory at 101 X. Governor-st this afternoon by his brother-in-law, John Espenlaub. Hoge was alone in the factory wheu found. Removed to the Deaconess hospital, Hoge's arm was operated on to save the mem ber from amputation later. In his stupor Hoge was unable to ".!.,. ' o iT,,.0H explain how he was injured. The annual cave-in on Syca-more-st has occurred. Wagon traffic on the street between Second and Third-sts has been blocked by a deep hole. The cave-in was caused by a weakened sewer. PRISON-MADE II By Vnltcil Preti. CLEVELAND, O., May 5. The U. S. army quartermaster at Jef-fersonville, Ind., has been brought into the war department controversy through activities of the Ohio federation of labor. The latter charges that the Jeff erson-ville quartermaster bought 132,-000 bolts from the Columbus Bolt Works which is a prison contracting firm at Columbus, O. . The quartermaster defends his action by saying he bought the bolts from H.- A., Lannian and declares he did not know where Lanman got them. - Tae Ohio federation charges that those bolls were inspected in .the Ohio Zmm home Af Bm V wm mi INDIAN IVES AS EMPIRE TERMINAL GO. GETS GRANT The Evansville Terminal company was voted a franchise by Council last night without an opposing vote. The franchise clauses are almost identical with those held by the Evansvllle-Mt. Vernon traction. The company is given right to use the city street car tracks over the Second and Third-st lines above Main-st for a period of 50 years. The consideration which the city is to receive is '$ 2 5 0 a year. or some trace of his missing brother, 11. Eldergreen came to a spot that had the appearance of having been recently dug up. He began an investigation and soon unearthed a gunny sark. When the sack was opened Eldergreen was confronted by the horrible siglit of the head of his missing brother which rolled out. Next the arms and legs wrp removed and lastly the trunk. Evidently an ordinary saw had br-en used to dismember the body. Systematic search of the ground in the vicinity was begun and resulted in the discovery of the skeleton of a woman, 3 0 feet from the buried sack which had apparently been in the ground two years. THIS NIFTY GIRL IS A LEADER OF MEN 71 Ad? 5-- mam , . - . i. j.- at krt hi MtfMiirtl MISS ADELAIDE LANDER. iliccinl to Tlic I'rrsx. NEW YORK, May 5. Those who doubt that a woman may become the leader of men meet an agreeable surprise in Miss Adelaide Lander, who has come into note in the world of music as the head of a fine band of l- musi- cians, which plays at the race l,a f,a y; . . . I At the death of her father, John M. Lander, tv.n years ago, with the grit characteristic of the American girl, Miss Lander entered into the management of this noted company of musicians and has displayed executive ability hardly credited to her sex. The organization is one of the largest and most important in New York. Miss Lander is tall, strikingly handsome and makes a strictly tailored gown her professional garb. GOODS BOUGHT FOR 0. S. MI penitentiary .by a government inspector and has notified Secretary Taft of the name of the inspector. FOR APPROVAL OF YREELAND'S BILL Bu Vniied Press. WASHINGTON, May 5. Developments In the last 24 noun indicate the probable approval oi the Vreeland currency bill at th general conference of the housr Republicans tonight. SO SB a. I i-s l& ii - f t 1 1

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