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   Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel (Newspaper) - April 14, 1915, Fort Wayne, Indiana                                 f-  kgf-  Reputation can be bought, but character inust be bttUt—^-M, H. Lyon  Tie Ibrt Wayne Weekly Seivtiivel  ESTABLISHED 1833.  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1915.  B CBNTS PER COPY, ITTkT $1.00 PER YEAR. V <JJÜ.  NO. 46.  JUDGE ANDERSON PASS^SENTENCE  Fines Ranging from $2,000 Downward Added to Imprisonment for Terre Haute Ringsters.  FORT WAYNE LADIES SEOURINa SHOPMEN'S SiaNATURES TO PETL " TION FQR WOMAN ON SCHOOL BOA RD.  ROBERTS CALLED ARCH CONSPIRATOR  Indianapolis, Ind., April 12.— Mayor Donn M. Roberts, of Terre Haute, who was described today by Judge Anderson as the "arch consiprator," was sentenced to serve six years in the federal penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kas., aiid pay a line of $2,000, in the federal court here today.  Roberts, with twenty-six others, was convicted by a jury in the federal court for participation in the conspiracy to defraud the government in the election at Terre Haute on November 8, 1914.  Eli H. Redman, elected judge of the circuit court of Vigo coun-! ty, by ten votes, and Sheriif Den- j nis Shea, were sentenced to five years in the penitentiary and j fined $1,000 each. f  Eighteen others of the 116 persons who have been convictcfl or pioaded ;ruilty to the federal indictment, charir- , ing conspiracy to defraud the Uniti-d States by corrvipting the election of November .3, 1914, also received sentences to Leavenworth prison.  Fonr were given suspended sentences; judgment was reserved in the case of four, at the request of United States District Attorne.y Dailey, and the remainder were given either sentences in  SENTENCES OF SOME  XiEHRE HAUTE NOTABLES  Mayor Donn Roberts—Six years in prison, $2,coo fine.  Judge Eli Redmdn—Five years in prison, $i,ooo fine.  Sheriff Dennis Shea—Five years in prison, $i,ooo fine.  City Judge Thomas Smith—Three years in prison, $500 fine.  Harry S. Montgomery, president board of public works—Three years in prison, $500 fine.  weights and measures and treasurer of the campaign fund; John M. Masselink city inspector of weights and measures and a Hiember of the 1911 Indiana leg  FOUR IHJURED WHEII AUTO n TimTlE  One Girl Still in Hospital as Result of Accident on Lincoln Highway.  (Continued on Page 12),  the local jail or fines. It was said to be the largest number sentenced at one time in the local federal court.  Sentences for utners Harry S. Montgomery, president of the board of public works; Tho:nas C. Smith, city judge; George Khrenhardt, member of the board of public w^rks, and Edward R. Driscoll, secretary of tho Vigo coxinty democratic central committee, were sentenced to three years each in the penitentiary and fined ioOO.  Lewis Nuiiley, assistant city engineer; Elmer E. Talbott. former city controller: Hilton Redman, son of EH H. Redman: John E. Green, proprietor of a second hand store, and Wm. S. Crockett, employe at city cemetery, were sentenced to two years and fined $100 each. ]\faiirice Walsh, county sealer of  Automobile of Winifred J. Rolape Goes Over an Embankment.  In attempting to go around a party of roller skaters on the Lincoln highway, Thursday evening about 8 o'clock, Winifred J. ^lape, i>18 East Jefferson street, a trimmer 'at tie City Carriage works, ran his Saxon car too close to the edge, going over a fifteen-fooi embankment near the Mcintosh school house, three and a half miles east of the city. The car went through a wire fence, but was not seriously damaged. Roiape escaped injury, which lie regards as miraculous. One of the skaters was struck by the car, but was not hurt.  Carl Norton, 12 years old, was slightly injured by broken glass Thursday evening when an automobile owned and driven by, W. E. Campbell. 723 Sherman street, was struck by the swinging end of an interurban car of the Fort Wayne and Northern Indiana Traction comnany, which was rounding the curve at Pearl and Harrison streets. The occupants of the automobile included Mr. and Mra, Campbell, the letter's mother, ]\Irs. W. A. Moddux; Mrs. G. E. Thieme, 215 Fifth street, and Carl Norton, 1723 Sherman street. The Norton boy was cut in the left cheek and f^bove the left eye. The others escaped without a scratch. The machine was badly damaged. .  In attempting to make the turn at the intersection of Cass and Third streets, Thursday afternoon, J. O. Good, of Avilla, ran his automobile upon the curb, striking the guy wire to the oity street light pole. The front wheels of Good's niacliine were torn off. and the arc light was put out of commission.  800 Shopmen Sign Up Petitions For Woman  With Mrs. William S. Morris, presi dent, of the Woman's league, at tlu head, a committee of women with thi consent of the Pennsylvania officials, stood at the gates to the Pennsylvania railroad crossings during the noon hour Thursday with petitions asking for the election of a woman on the school boarJ which theey presented to the employes for signatures as tJit-y left for dinn<ii or returned to work. Eight hundred signed the petitions.  Committees were stationed at four ot the railroad crossings over the Pena-sylvania lines. At the Holman street gate were Miss Carrie Straughan and Alifis Elizabeth Sihler. At the Lafayette street crossing were Mrs. James Shields, Mrs. Fred Cy Peters, Mrs. Charles M. Niezer, Mrs. E. J. Pisher, Mrs, Roger 11. Fisher and Miss Georgiana Bond Mrs} Morris stood at the Clinton street gate \with Miss Alma Dreier ano Miss Alice^ Knight to present the p«j;i tions.  FOET WAYNE STREET CAR MEN VICTIMS OF MIDNIGHT HOLD-UP.  The Sentipel's photograph was taken at the Clinton street gate of the Pennsylvania company shops. The ladies, reading from left to right, are Miss Alma Dreier, Mrs. W. S. Morris and Mrs. Roger Fisher  SUES POLICE  Man Arrested as Rurode Robbery Suspect Wants Big Damages.  JAIPSON FILES SUIT HERE  Charges Police Were Working for Record When He Was Pinched.  Charging that he was wTongfully and maliciously arrested, detained and for a day locked in a felon's cell, deprived of his liberty, injured in his good name and reput and held up to public odium and disgrace, Emory Jameson, of Sway-zee, Ind., has filed in the superior court a suit for $10,000 damages against Chief of Police Charles Lenz, Peter D. Junk William F. Pappert, Richard Kelly and Charles Spillner, of the Fort Wayne police department; the Rurode Dry Goods company, as a corporation, and Gottlielf Haller, A. KUbacher (Kalbacher,) Peter Alter, Michael Kinder. Frank Deck tiouis Merz and the Southern Surety company, as bondsmen and sureties for the officers.  The plaintiff is one of the three men arrested in W^indsor, Canada, January 30, last, hurried to Detroit and thence brought to Fort Wayne as suspects in the robbery of the Rurode Dry (ioods company's department store in this city early that morning, when the night  (Continued on Page 12).  LIHN KILLED III ICCM ON POLE  Edwin Hackett Comes in Contact With Live Wire, Death Resulting.  "Wliile working on an electric light pole in front of 918 Harrison street, between Wayne and Washington s^eeta, late' .Thiyi^dl'-y- jajfternoai^'J&lSKin -Hackett, residing at 1728 Andrew street,  REiU ESM MEN PMN FORJIP WEST  Plans have^ been completed for the special India^à train to thè annual convention of the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges to be held at Los Angeles, Cai., in Jtine. According to the present arrangements Evansville will have one car, Indianapolis two cars. Fort Wayne two and the builders and dealers from the other cities of the sta,te one between them.  The details were worked out at a meeting at the Commercial club between Scott R. Brewer, executive secretary of the Indiana Real filstate association, representatives of various western railroads and members of the local exchange.  Frank W. Smitley and James S. Ped-dicord were appointed as a committee to look after th^^ interests of the local exchange regarding the trip.  EMH elDlNl TO BE PROPM n  At a meeting of the. committee promoting; the campaign for the beautify-, ing of vacant lots and* back yards in Fort Wayne, score cards were prepared-and arrangements completed^ for the waging of -the worjk ^to ' be carried^ in this city. Each child's garden will :>be scored by Inspectors'from ,the city health department. Members of the committee are: Dr. J.,IT.'Gilpin, Miss Rhoda „ Braddb,ck; :>who ■ : Is ^ in charj:e of : the school) galrdenv:work-in  BODY or BOY  LAYiCREEK  Ralph Baldwin, 16, Is Killed in Accident at Bridge Near Baldwin.  HORSS PLUNIÏES  OFF STRUCTURE  Miss Ethel Dove was unable to leave Hope hospital ^^'ednesday morninjj, one or the six occupants of a Ford touring car that lay a mass of ruins along the Lincoln highway, three miles east of Fort Wayne.  Pour of the occupants were brought to the Hope hospital about midnif^ut and after having their wounds dressed three of them were able to leave, refusing, however, to give any information cotnoerning the accident. Those in the car gave their names as Ethel Doto, Chiletta Wilheiter, May Kimball, A1 bert Miller, .James Hall and Willis Wilheiter, but refused to give their ad dresses. A few of the names appear iu the city directory, but in each case two or three persons by the same name.  The party was going east with Miller driving, who, it seems, lost control of the machine, plimging into the soft dirt, causing the car to turn turtle. All but two of the occupants were pinned underneath. Henry Buell, a farmer liv ing nearby, was awakened and the in jured were taken to hia homo, wheru they were cared for until a taxi from the Fort Wayne Transfer company iir rived and brought the party on to Fort Wayne and to the Hope hospital.  Miss Dove was the most seriously in jured, although it was thought she would be able to leave the hospital some time Wednesday. She was bruised about the face and head. Young Hall was slightly injured about the nose and right leg, while Wilheiter was injured about the hip. No bones were broken The damaged car was Indiana license No. 25,988.  Another Accident.  Another automobile accident occurred on the Lincoln highway Tuesday night when a car, iio. 43,870, collided with one of the auto buses that is being operated between Fort Wayne and New Haven The accident happened near the Four Mile house, where the bus had stopped to take on a passenger. A roadster go ing in the direction of Fort Wayne came around the curve at a fast rate of speed and before the driver could stop smash ed into the auto bus. The car was thrown into the ditch, one wheel being knocked off and damaging the steering gear. The auto bus was not damaged In the least and fortunately no one was injured.  NO DANGEIi OF LABt PANIC  Workingmen Better Ofi Without Saloon» Says Rev. Stallie.  LIQUOR TRAFFIC IS MENACE, HE DECLARES  Animal Stands Near During Night Awaiting Finding of Master^s Body.  EDWIN HACKETT.  a lineman for the Fort Wayne and Northern Indiana Traction company camo in contact with a live wire, 4,000 volts of electricity passing through his body. He died on the way to St. Joseph hospital.  As soon as he came in contact with the live, wire Hackett fell back imcon-scioiLs and would have fallen to the ground forty feet below but for his saiety strap which he had fastened around the pole. For about ten minutes he hung there when fellow-workmen succeeded in lowering him to the ground. He was still alive. An ambulance hurried him to the hospital with all possible  (Continued on Page "¡¿J.  Louis J. G-eller Who Passed Away Suddenly  (Special to The Sentinel.)  Monroeville, Ind., April 13.—Ralph Baldwin. Ifi years old. son of Mr. and Mrs. .Toseph K. Baldwin, who reside on a farm one mile north of the villasro of Baldwin on the state line, lost his life by drowning in the Flat Rock creek last night when in the darkness the horsr which he was riding plunged off the bridge into the wa(;er.  The bodv was not discovered until this morning about 6 o'clock when wa,s found in tAvo foet of water bv George Morse, Avho lives near the Baldwin farm. His horse was found a short distance away, hut had fallen from in juries which it had received. The horse however, was not badly hurt; .  Yoimg Baldwin was a student of the night school at Baldwin, and had attended last nifrhi'n fossion. About .O.-.W o'clock accompanied by Xoah I^thamer, a nriahbov hoy wlio also was on horse ba^k, ho sfarte<l home. Lothamor rode on ahead and kn^w nothinir of the accident, until notified this morning. He was the principal witness at an investigation conducted by Coroner Edward H. Knise, of Fort Wayne, this morning.  Plunges From Bridge.  When the Baldwin boy reached the bridge over Tint Rock creek, which is about a half mile north of Baldwin, it is believed the horse brcamc fright ened and in the darkness plunged over the side. The boy's jaw was broken and he was otherwise injured, but in the opinion of the coroner death was due to drowning. In the fall he was doubtless rendered unconscious, as he might easily have escaped from the shallow water.  Tlie bridge is a plank affair with-out railings and has always been regarded as dangerous. Young Baldwin was taking special instructions at the night school along with a number of other boys of the village and surrounding country.  XOmS J. CELLBR.  Louis J. jGeHer, a pioneer aild .well ki^wn'^ resident.- 'of' Ajiien ¿ounty, sue-curbed suddsnlK to a stfoke of apopleicy -Wedn.e^Ky / and ^lifeless .boiiy c was  KE mm  GiLIOHIIDEII  Sheriff A. C. Gladieux is trying to solve the mystery of an abandoned horse and light wagon found last Saturday by Frank ilumfer, rural route 9, on the South Huntington" road, near the Branstrator farm. The animal w^s grazing along the roadside and the vehicle was without an occupant. On the seat, weighed down with a small stone, was this- message rudely, scrawled on a leaf torn from'a memorandum book:  "Person fihdi^ this outfit can have H. the d^er' having: no use foir it' and could not sell it; decided to give it away as an April fool joke."  There was not a bit of evidence about the entire rig—horse, harness s or vehicle r—by which its former ownership ^auld be iaeniifled. Mr. .Kumfer reported his find ^ to Sheriff QIadie«ixj,' who will in  Miii SPEUKS re  busimhts  Arrangements have been made by the international Business college for t series of talks to be given by local Bus! ness and professional tnen to the students attending that institution. These talks will be along modem business lines snd will doubtless prove both interesting and beneficial.  Charles R. Lane, of the Trade Mark Title company, spoke to the students Thursday, in which he showed how fortunate the present generation is in being privileged to live in this age, in America and as human beings.  "^^'ith the opportunities and' advant ages of today we should live with greater purpose than has been the aim of any generation of previous ages," he said. The speaker did not ask for greater advantages or greater possibilities, but he made a plea for better use of the opportunities and advantages that are afforded.  Two weeks ago E. W. Puckett, president of the Fort \\ ayne Oil and Supply company, gave an interesting address on the subject of "Salesmanship and Business Kfricipn(^." He emphasized the characteristics that make for success in life and urged that young men and women develop them as early in life as possible.  That these addresses were appreciated was indicated by the. frequent and hearty applause. Other addresses will follow in the near future.  oorw llMll«  Banquet is Given in Honor or Distinguished Visitor by Men's Clubs.  Emphatically denying and prestniiMr statistics to prove his contention, thM the abolition of the liquor traffic would produce a labor panic in this couotrf. Rev. Charles Stelzle, the noted pre^« er and labor union advocate, of York, delivered a splendid address Wed« nesday evening at the Temple theater on the subjactt "Will the Laboriq| Man Lose His Job and Personal Liber'"' If the Saloons Are Closed? " The ence was not lar^e. but enthuilfl and the speaker was frequently ap-plauded.  Rev. Stelzle came to Fort Wayne, under the auspices of the M^n's clubs of the Plymouth Congregational, the First Presbyterian and the First Baptist churches. He spoke at 12:30 a'clock Wednesday afteftioon at the First Presbyterian churdi on the subject, "Tho Gall of the New Day to the Old Church.'' At 6 o'clock Wednesday h* was the guest of the clubs at a dinner given at the First Presbyterian churdi, at which time he spoke again.  Father a Brewer.  In his address Wedne8da.y evening at the Temple theater he ridiculed the idea that to abolish the llfiuor trafRc would produce a labor panic. The speaker said he believed he knew something about the liquor business inasmuch as his boyhood days were spent largely in saloons. His father was a brewer and all his unci/ s were saloonkeepers. He declared that he had no sympathy with those who speak of ba^tend¿rs as lowbrowed brutes. If they were, he said, they would not be successful as bartenders. He declared that he was^^-firmed to the belief that thé greatmfbt against the saloon businm mi^T be along ectnToniic lines.  In an effort to ascertain if the abolishment of the saloon would' cause a !a-bor panic. Rev. Stelzle said he conducted a thorough investigation and he found beyond any question that such a thinfr would not happen.  The speaker said that the saloon aiid labor must be divorced as they have nothing in common. There is not a single redeeming feature in the saloon that would help a man, he continued, and nothing that justifies its existenco in American life.  Tired of Philanthropy.  Rev. Stelzle said that the workin«-men of this country are sick and tired  (Continued on Page 12).  900 ne SEE SEWED FIIMS  Nine hundred children attended ths two runs of films at the Colonial theater Saturday morning. The loeal kindergarten association had the ohoo«)Og of the films through the courtesT of t^M Colonial manager, Mr. Heisler, who made no charges for the theat«r.  Tho young women of the assodatfon furnished the music. The Pathe Him cxjmpany, of Chicago, donated the Rufus Rastus' Rabbit mint and other films came from the General Film companv, of Indianapolis, free ot charge. fba Kindergarten association expects to clear about $25, and will use the money to bring some educator here to addrsM the association.  SUPERINTENDENT BUSY aRADING EiaHTH-GRADE EXAMINATION PAPERS.  D. O.M'COMB.  D. O. McCbaib, superintendent of the scliools of Allen county^ is busy^^froai morning to nigfbt grading eighth grade examinirtion pi^rs. ' Two exatninAtions have already been lic^. If the present platas are carried olit^the-annuarc^-mencement exercises of eighth grade grad^tes of the 'coûnfy "wiirb* held in the gymnasium of Concorditi'eolIeg<ë„someL time the lattervpart of-^Juhe^ W. A..Griest, pastor of^the S^son'St B. ehiun!b,.wiUrdeliycr UW'cl«» adO^  '/ J ' ^ ' - i . , ' ; "'o.^^ ^^ ' ,  ri "  S   

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