The Fort Wayne Sentinel from Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 12, 1908 · Page 1
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Tuesday, May 12, 1908
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fWiMc;!S,t!wi5fc ' V,,SWW J.t1 ft 9 : '3H AND VeSNESDAV ffTOjJry rfWi r r SiyIl JTiTr V f r r Wat JPQft wtntiutl i X UASN THIS ONE THIKG TODAY. Y J Lfn jfi.' re - flhttor. bst Veep up 'lour ne dpuroson FOUNDED 1833 the TimI ffiS?? 1008' oFAsToc.ATEtT pSJ 12 PACrES - 2 OTS. i t Ir im DEATH OF BELLA ' GUNNE! w U H It w U B w 11 u fir M - - H"tiM44 - - H - ! atUNEb AINU HKbUINACihb MADE INTERESTING J BY LAPORTE MUJRDER TRAGEDIES. J ;;, Wi Gold Crowned Tooth Found in Ruins of Home arid Rings on Hand are Produced. CORONER'S PHYSICIAN MAKES COUP The Missing Arm of Corpse in Morgue Exhibited and Identification Seems Complete. !. $ Laporte, Ind., May 12 A gold crown tooth was found today In the debris of ho Gunness home., It la believed t'o bo from the head ot Mrs. Delia dimness. The tooth was found In the debris - of the cellar while Sheriff Smutsor was continuing hie. preparations to be. gin the sluicing of, the ashes, "Tlie relic Is - a hollow molar with a gold crown, the metal being' Indented1 and to some extent encrusted by cinders. The tooth", however, bears every evidence of having come from the Incinerated skull of, Mrs. Belle Gunness, Sensational, Facts Made Xr);wn. Ukcaplalnable, evidence which has WthertOjibeeBi. suppressed , wasnde public" n the Gunness tragedy this ' morning., It Is contained In Uie report . pf Dr. I. L. .Gray, who performed the autopsy - on the body which the au - ' thorltles steadfastly claimed Is that Ot Mrs. Delia Gunness. Dr. Gray, In his report, tells of three, rings which were found upon the corpse, and also reveals the tact that the right hand hitherto declared missing, is , still in existence. The rings which might be expected to reveal the identity of the wearer 'Only add to the mystery pf the case. Two of them contain Inscriptions, one being "P. S. to. J. S. August 22. 94," and the other "P. O. to Jr S. 3 - 5 - 95." , Mrs, Guaness's husband yas Peter Gunness but the Identity of "J, S." , and 'IP. B." Is a puzzle which none: of the local officials would attempt to. explain this, morning. Jennie Olsen, it ft suggested; may m $m. 1 m m V have been the pwner of the rings, but the size of the circles taken in connection with the date and tho fact that she was born in 1879. pre cluded this as a definite conclusion. Dr. Gray's Report. Dr. Gray "made Ills disclosures in the official report which he handed to Coroner Mack this morning 'and refused to discuss the matter later, ' The report 'says: "With the body, but disconnected was aa adult right arm, burned and shrunken fingers contracted on the palm. Clutched la the hand was n piece of burned cloth (exhibit No. 1.) A band ring with small diamond 'set found on second finger of right hand (exhibit No. 2,) an adult hand and about one - third ot the forearm of the left side was with the body and on the third finger waa' found a soli ring ,wlth a small diamond set with engraving "P. 8. to J. B. August 22, .,94" and a gold band ring engraved on the inside "P. O. W J. S. 3 - 6 - , 5," (Exhibits No, 3 and 4.') ...Dr. Gray also describes at length the remnants of clothing and night robes found with the four bodies. One ot the night robes was that of an adult, the length, of the Inside seam of the sleeve seventeen Inches, The gown waa trimmed with lace and ribbon and its total length, according to the remnants at hand, was fltty - two Inches. Remnants of a child's night dress and several undergarments were also found. Cause of Death Undettrmtned. Dr. O ray's report concludes as follows: "Frora the examination of this adult Iemalalt is impossible to determine the exact cause of 'death." Accompanying the findings of Dr. Gray was a. report by Dr. J. II.' W. 'Meyer, on the body of the male Infant found In the ruined house. , It describes the condition of the corpse as' already revealed, the finding being that the. cause ot death could not be determined: Reports from Dr. H. K. Long and Dr. F. T, Wlll - "cox, on the other four bodies are expected during the - day. , MINE& BEGINS SLUICIrfO. '" Laporte, Und, May 12 The, 'wining" openvlons which have bean jpromlsed bj Sheriff Smutzer tor sev eral days started In earnest today in the ruins of the Gunness home. Lout - Schultz. who was emploel by the sheriff to sluice, the asnes tn the cellir, completed hie apparatus early and began .the tests to determine - whether his arrangements were pt the character demand6d by .the work at hand Schultz yesterday constructed a sluicing box nine feet long - and "a foot square and connected it with the tank ot a windmill near the house by means of a line of heavy hose. An attachment from a street sDflnkler is used to distribute tho water through the tor. Instruments of Dissection',, Additional evidence regarding the methods by which the jpersona whose corpses were found oo the - Gunness farm met death was unearthed today. Almost two lizen pairs of scissors; bent ,and curved In the fashion of surgical instruments, are a1d to have been found in" the ashes in the, cellar And In addition three knives, two of a surgical - character and another an un mistakable dirk, were picked up.. In tna. absence ot evidence to the contrary It Is .believed that the dirk may have been the - chief weapon employed In the series of murtters which have brought notoriety to the'fara.. An expert hand could easily have slipped the snake - like weapon between, the ribs of tho victims and penetrated the heart. The fact that there vas no mark of penetrating woiinds on An drew Holgelein's body Is a possible refutation of this theory, Helgeetn Fought for Life. Dut it is pointed out that Helgeloln, according to the findings of Dr. J. II, TV. Meyer, as made public yesterday, succumbed only after a fierce struggle In which 'he tore a handful of hair from the person of his mnrderer. tfV4tr - lw4"W4infen TVrJ - Wl"! T1ry - TTO. - f - V - TH - afgf TTTn MCXJ.W . n.r lt.. HIfea51tK..CKlCM0, ' " 1 .. . ,.,.4 - .. - - . - T77r - - r - r """'; . .' ''.!T,' - - '" - . y7 , ,', . . 7 ', " ' - .' ; INDIANA'S FAVORITE SON STILL IN RACE Big Chief Kealing Says Report' of Harmony Move is Taft Trick, and Fairbanks Sticks, HIS CHARCES TODAY BETTER THAN EVER Indianapolis, May 12. Joseph, D Keallns. one of the political managers for Vice President Charles V. Fairbanks, iBsupd tho tollowlnif statement today: "There Is not a word of truth In the report sent put, from Washington .last night that the fleli! waa to be left open to' Mr. Taft. Those reports are pent out to mislead tjie public in regard to the real conditions, Indiana Alll present tho name of yice I'resr - dent Fairbanks to the republican, 'pa - tional convention in Jupe, and Jie haj a better chance for the nomination today than at any time since the Campaign began." THE SfORY THAT DISTURBS. (Continued' on Pea Two.) a secIOatch of grafters put ON TRIAL Among the Number to Answer at Harrisburg is Congressman Cassel. "ilarrlsbnrg. Pa., May 12. The second of the series of conspiracy cases .growing out of tho contracts for the furnishing and equipping 6f the new state capito; called for trjal today In tho Dauphin county court Involves six men. Thoy are Congressman II. Burk Cassell, of Marietta, To., head ot. tho Penna Construction company, which supplied about 32,000,000 worth of metallic furniture tor Che building; Joseph M. Huston, of Philadelphia, architect of the capltol and Its furniture) "William P. Snyder, of Spriny City, Pa., a former auditor general!' William Za. Mathues, of Media, Pa., a former state treasurer; James. M. Shumaker, ot Johnstown. Pa a. form' er superintendent of public grounds and buildings and Frank M. Irvine, a traveling auditor in the auditor generals department. . Snyder, Mathues and Shumaker were convicted fn the first conspiracy trial of defrauding the state ot about $19,000 In a bill for wooden furniture, An appeal for a new trial before the court In which they appeared today is still 'pending. Huston was to bare been tried with the others In the first trial but he secured a severance., In the pase that came tip today the Charge against the six men 'IS conspiracy ,to defraud the state out ot 35,090.10 la a bll of 317,789.70 for metallic filing cases and metallic furniture. Fourteen men have been. Indicted on various charges, of fraud ln: connection with the furnishing and decorating of the capltol and the cases of those who nave not .already been tried will follow that carted - today. - The state capltol as It stands todar cost $13,000. - 000, of which $9,000,000 was expended In furnishings and. decorations. knows nothing op charge: fileo . RYL0VER Miss Calvin Was Unaware Her Letters Had Been . Tampered With. Miss Mary S. Calyin, of this city, today stated that Bhe knew nothing whatever concerning' the charges filed by Iter. Charles E. Havener, of praya Lako, I1L, who caused tho arrest of Miss Annie B. Whltmore, postmistress of the little town, alleglnK that she had opened private correspondence addressed to hm by Miss Calvin. The Fort - Ava' - - oug - MtoraaUv - is. PIONEER DIES VERY MENTAL HEALING TO HAVE PLACE IN APOPLEXY an attendant at tho state school for feeble - minded youth, where she has been employed for almost seven years, and when seen by a rrprescntatlvo of The Sentinel today said; "I knew' nothing' whatever of the charges filed by Mr. Havener until th matter came out IA tho newspapers. I very much regret the publicity that has been given to the rase, for It s naturally embarrassing to me, and 1 do - not care to talk of It." Miss Colvln explained, however, that sho had. beon corresponding wlth ltev. Havener, who Sho has known tor several years, though she stated that she did not regard her missives as "loveletters," but begged to bo excused from talking of tho matter fur ther. She said she had not ye,t been S!ibpo.,Aed as a witness in the case. Grays .Lake Is a small Village about forty miles north of Chicago " Warren Robinson Was First . White Person Born in - Pleasant Township. Warren. Uoblnson, a pioneer citizen who la said, to have bepft tho first white ' porbon born within tho boundaries of Pleasant township, this county, died very suddenly Tuesduy .evening et 8: SO o'clock at his homo seven miles southwest of Fort AVayne. Mr Robinson's age was 73 years, G Episcopal Meeting in Detroit Has New Subject M. E. Conference. CAUSED WOMAN'S ARREST. Postmistress Accused of Tampering - With Love Letters. Chicago, May 12, Miss Annie II. Whitmore. postmistress at Grays Lake, III,, waa arraigned yesterday before United States Commissioner Foots on the charge of opening private correspondence of ltev. Charles E. Havener, a Congregational minister at Grays Lake, 'and Miss Mary S. Calvin, of Fort Wayne, Ind. It is claimed by Mr, Havener that the post mistress has been prying into his lave affairs and circulating gossip concerning them among the women of Grays Lake. Miss Whitmore - asserts her in - nocportt. She furnished bond supplied by her relatives' and the hearing of the case was continued to May 21. She was promptly relieved of her offlco, her sureties taking possession. The preacher Is satisfied the - past - mlstrcts opened his letters a number ot them. Certain sacred matters relating to the future state ot Miss Calvin and himself, that were not'dls - cussed outside 'of the letters, becamo a matter of public property. Mrs. So and So 'had tho story from Mr. .Somebody Else,, who had H from Mrs. Another Person, who got It from Mrs. Jones, who learned it from Mrs. Green, who was told tho news In strict confldenceVbelloye us, ladles, In strict conildenco'4 - by the spinster post - mistress, so the preacher believes. . lsj " 3. !J WARREN ROBINSON, Pleasant Township Pioneer Who Died Very Suddenly. ' ' i i. months and 11 days, and his death waa due to apoplexy, The aged man had eaten his supper and was seated in an easy chair In his home when he was fatally stricken, the end coming In a few moments. His wife was the only other member of the family present when Mr, Robinson was stricken. The - deceased was very widely known and universally esteemed, for be had been prominent .in the citizenship of tho' county for many years. Was Son of Pioneer Family. Mrs Uoblnson was the son of Homey Koblason, who came to Allen county from Ohio as early as 1828, first settling In Wayne township, but later entered a large tract of land which .was then a. part ot Abolt township, but which afterwards was attached, to Pleasant townsnlp. Here the son was born November 30, 1834. The lad attended the district schools j completing his education In the old Fort Wayne M, E. college, and taught school, for a number of years. In 1851 "ho turned his attention, to farming and stock buying and his career was a long - and successful one'. Detroit - , Mich., May 12. With hundreds of distinguished clergymen and laymen from all parts of tho country present, the twenty - sixth annual Episcopal church congress oponcul with a communion service tolay. Following the' communion lllsjiop Charles E. Woodcock, of Kentucky, delivered an nildrca.3 , , One of the - features of the congress will bo the discussion tonight Of what Is known as "Tho Eniman.uet movement" tmdor thp title of "Tlla relation of Christianity to. mental and phjslcal healing," Itrtv K I wood, Worcester; D. D. Emmanuel, of Jloston, founder and exponent of the new movement will read a paper on tbo subject followed by a paper by ltev. II. (' Swcntzel, of St Luke's church, Hrooklyn, who Is understood to bo opposed to the Emmanuel movement. The debate will be further carrlPd on by Dr. II. It. Hopkins, Of Buffalo, and Rev. J. A. LelKhton, ot Hobart college, Geneva. N. Y "The constructive 'value of the higher criticism," and the "Vlvlc Mission ot the Church." will bo tho topics at tho sessions Wednesday. Thursday the topics aro ''The Influence of hlBtory upon theology and religion," nnd ''The relation of Christendom to heathen nations." The concluding session Friday will be upon "Tho place of organized Christianity in modern life," and "The place of character In salvation." Wabhlngfofi. Miiy 12. Hepublcan leaderH In congress aro now working enrnt - Btly on a plan to prevent any break at the Chlcsujo convention that might disrupt party harmony and" endanger success' at'tho polls hi Novein - ' ber, Conren - nees have been held at both ends of tho capltol among such men, as Senators - Aldrlcn, Hale, Allison, and Crane, and ltepreaentatlves Pajne and Sherman, of New York: Tawney. of Minnesota; Jenkins, of T iscontln, and Smith, pf Iowa. Meetings of small - groups, from this list have been of almost dally occurrence for jnore than a eek. Tlic - y havo been directed to one. end a nomination on the first ballot, by1 'Which they mean William H. Taft. While no - defi nlto result has, reached, they bo - lievo their efforts will bo. successful. Early Taft Opponents. Most of the men 'fl curing prominent. ly in this movement were numbered against Taft early In the campaign, but party policy and th necessity for harmony, which have been manifest In republican ranks since the disastrous results .pf tho DlalnO - ConUlIng feud, have - , awakened a demand, that personal desires be subordinated to the will of the majority. That - tlie. efforts of tbo group of leaders back of the harmony movement have not been, barren of results Is Indicated hy the fuct. that to a number of the , confer. .ences have bfeen. called Senators. Hem - euway, Penrose, Cullam', Hopkins and Dopew and Representatives Parsons and Vreeland, ot New York;, ttoutell and Maim, of Illinois,' and Dalsell, ot PennBjlvanla; Watson and Landls, of Indiana, and others who are Lacking the candidacy of Vice President, Fair banks, Speaker Cnnncm, Senator Knox or Governor IIucheB. ' No attempt is made to - disguise' the fact that tbo teal Impetus to such, a. concerted movement In trje lxiterestof Secretary Taft is the refusal ot Roosevelt sentiment to be snuffed out and the danger ot such sentiment spreading to an extent that might be dim - culUrto control nt Chicago. At the same time it is said the movement 1s nbt .hostile ''to President Roosevelt, who admittedly occupies the position of command In the Taft forces.' He has made it perfectly plain that nothing can rome 'of tho renewed calls for his renomlnatlon. which '.hqi'e been made In Texas, Utah and California, as he is prepared "to.reject any proffer ot support, no matter how extended. Knox. Men. Object. The uttermost limit of endeavor of the republican !eaderB,'who are strlv - , i' , ii i IContlnuKl cm Vat riv, HUGHES WOULD NOT TAKE VICE CHAIR IF ELECTED New York Governor Says It is Simply Impossible That Ends It. CONFERENCE OF METHODISTS, t Continued on fac TenJ IContlnu'ed on Fag Two. Baltimore, Md Tday 12. Tho work of the committees was added to ma terially today by tho number of reso - lutlons and memorials which continue to be offered dally at the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church here. With .the view to ,a closer federation among the colored members of the Methodist KplecopaJ Und the various other Methodist denominations of the United States and eventually a union ot these bodies With the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. G. Q. Logan, colored, of Upper Mississippi conference. Introduced a resolution providing for a commission of seven consisting 'of one bishop, three ministers and three laymen to be appointed to serve during the ensuing qtiadrenntam with similar representatives of the African - Methodist Episcopal, the African Zlon Metho" dlst Kplscopal, and tbo Colored Methodist Episcopal churches upon such questions; as may load to more harmonious co - operation among them and the solution ot their problems. The resolutions Were sent to. committee after a short debate between, several negro delegates, during which the color line' was brought Into the - discus - SJitt - ,'i New York, May 12 Governor Hughes will not uccept the riomlna - tion - for - tlie - vlco presidency: Thhran nouricpment i mails in a letter from the governor"' to General Stewart L. W'oodford, In Jils letter, the .governor says: "For roasous which aro controlling and which leave no room for dlxcus - slon qnd though I would be deeply sensible ot tho honor thereby con - , forred, J should not bo nble to accept and wo.uio not in any contingency accept a 'nomination for the vice presidency, and even were I elected I could not serve. Program for Ten Days ' Meeting Completed by the Committees. BINGHAM FILES' ANSWER. Says Brewers Have no Ground on Which to Sue State of Indiana, Indianapolis, May 12. James Bingham, attorney general, entered his special abpearanee in the federal court today and demured to the bill ot complaint filed against him recently by 'five brewing companies, and moved to dismiss the suit on the ground that the court had no Jurisdiction. With his motion Mr. Dlngham filed a brief of more than fifty written pages to show, among other things, that the state was defendant tn the case brought by the brewers and that a state might not be sued without It consent by one bf Its citizens. Mr Dlngham also made A further request that the ruling of the court bo sus pended and that tho brewing companies bn required to file their answer brief within five days. , ii i i , ,, I, Henry Hllgeman, of this city, was in Indianapolis yesterday on a business' visit. tContlnued on rage Ten. BASEBALL TODAY FORT WAYNE i a 4 1,0 7 8 n to H ZANESVILLE 1Sn4(lV7flDI0 11 K. H. E - R. H. E.( o GREAT SYNOD WILL BE. INAUGURATED All arrangements have been perfected for tho convening of the - trU I fnyilal p nflft'i ,nfy ti$ thri f - .Arrrfn KvflTT gellcal Lutheran synod of Missouri. Ohio and other slates tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Paul's Lu - i theran church on Iiarr street, The various committee meetings ot ysster - ' day were continued today' at Concordia college7 and everything Is' In readiness for tbo opening of 'what promises to bo the most notable conference held la years. Hundreds' ot, delegates streamed Into tb,e city all through the day and the members of the local reception committee Were kept very busy assigning ttitnt to their places In the homes ot the church members. Rev. Jacob Miller, pastor ot the St, Paul's church, as chairman ot the local arrangement committee, has pro - pared a partial program for the ten days during which the Synod; 'will be in session here. He has. arranged for a meeting nvery morning and every afternoon in the chapel of 'Concordia college, excepting Saturday, when only a morning session will bo held. The topics to be discussed at these meetings are ot great import to Lutherans all over this country and in Canada, as the Missouri synod Includes one or mare churches .In every' state. In the union, - . a number tn Canada anil there are a few In Europe - . Institutions of learning, scattered about In alt these places, will be om$ of the most Important lsBuea for dlscuss!on',snd a - fao the number 'of candidates for the ministry, While there Is not so large a lack of those who aro offering, themselves up to the' work of tho Lord In this church as (here aro In other sects, the demand is only partially filled and SUjmsvI.Hh i Walker and Shrivel fort vajnw Altxrt and Kelly fldifi&ttt, - - imii , - ti,rttf,tJto jg(iUtHlJif fctntywsiiisi uV - rU.a.ftt. -

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