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   Piqua Leader-Dispatch (Newspaper) - October 16, 1908, Piqua, Ohio                                WIATHMTOHOABT. Fair tonight EVERY ELECTOR MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO VOTE PIQUA LEADER- A LITTLE WANT AD IB the Is by several thousand read T VOLTJMT PIQUA, OHIO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1908. PBICE 2 CENTS. If you don't register you can't vote. Every voter must register NOW for the November election. Remember that this includes YOU. Tomorrow is the last registration day. You can register at your precinct polling place tomorrow from 8 A. M. to 2 P. M. and from 4 till 9 P. M. Don't lose your vote. Register tomorrow. IN OPERATION telepost Service Boston Twlay. IS SPEEDY AND CHEAP tf at Rate of Thou- a Minute -at Lowered] Coat by Delany Method Special I Meatenger Delivery and Letter Car-! rler Servlct Art Features of Tele- pott Company's Pint Mes- sage From Boston to Portland. Boston, Oct. The Delany meth- cd of transmitting messages by elec- tricity at the rate of one thousand words a minute, was inaugurated here today by the Telepost company, and Its use in connection with the post- office delivery system is now an act- ual fact In American life. With the transmission of the first Telepost message from Boston to Port- land, Me., handed to the Telepost op- erator hiere by 'Mayor Hibbard of this city, the Telepost .was -put Into oper- ation between the two cities, the line Including the following way stations: Lowell, Mass.; Lawrence, Mam; Hav- .Mass.; N. Ports- mouth, N. H.; Dover, N. H..; .Bidde- ford, Me., Saco, Me., tnd Old Orchard, Me. In each of these cities there is now a Telepost .office prepared to re- ceive and transmit messages. The Telepost transmits and receives messages at 'the .rate of thousand words 'a min'ute, from twenty to forty times as many, as any other telegraph system now in operation; -The Tele- post utilizeVtfie" full Capacity of the wire, while others, get 10 per cent- The Telepost company gathers mes- and sends them on its own lines. It delivers messages itself by its own special delivery service; the messages then being called by the fa- miliar name or it. relies for delivery upon the well- organized postoffice department run by Uncle Sam. In the latter case the. message Is knowa. as a The com- pany also receives messages through the postoffice department for trans- mission to near -or distant that is, a man living in one of the cities named or within mailing dis- tance of may write out his telegram or his "Telepost." drop it. addressed to his correspondent, near or far, in care of the Telepost company. The latter will attend, to 'its prompt and speedy transmission. The telephone may also be utilized by the. Telepost shorter telegram transmitted at a lower'rate! "V The rates charged by the Telepost company are uniform whether the dis- tance traversed by the message is ten miles or a thousand twenty-five words for 25 cents delivered by Tel- epost messengers or .fifty words for 25 cents brought to your door by one of Uncle Sara's gray-coated men. Tne charge for the tetecard is J 0 cents for ten words sent to any place reached by the Telepost company's lines. A special envelope of odd size and attractive design makes it easier for the mail distributors to recognize and handle Teleposts. The telecard is also of special design in order to facilitate pofltofflce handling. While the service inaugurated today Includes only the cities named above, the Telepost company has already dosetl contracts to make rapid exten- sions from Boston in other directions. The scene in the Telepost offices at the opening of the new service was a most interesting one. The audience included, besides Mayor Hibbard, a large number of men prominent in the business and professional life of this city. The newspaper men who were present not only looked upon the put- ting to practical use of the Invention of Patrick B. Delany as an Interesting' item of news, but as one that is ex- pected to aSf.ect vitally their own busi- ness of ne and publish- ing. The Telepost company intends to establish at its offices in the vari- ous cities a bulletin service giving the most important, news items of the day in skeleton form, referring the readers to the newspapers for details. The first messaged, foansmltt'ed .over the Telepost lines was ''that of Mayor Hibbard to the mayor of Portland, Me., congratulating the latter xupon the inauguration-'of: the .new. system. The first Telepost message will be'- preseryed as an interesting memento of the occasion. Among those present were Patrick B- Delany, the inventor of the system: H. Lee Sellers, the president of the company; R. H. Sel- lers, its secretary and treasurer, and J. W.. Larish, its electrical engineer. The. various operations of the Tele- such as. the pefecting type, the transmission of message, handling the receiving "tape, etc., were fully ex- plained .and aroused the highest In- terest. The Tetepost system has won the highest ccmmen.datlons from expert authorities in. electricity. Thomas A. Edison, with whom Mr. Delany work- ed years ago, said of it, "The system in its entirety is so simple that it is perfectly 'fool' proof.' In addition to telegrams of the new style and Tel'eposts, the' innovation in the wire world includes ".the "te'le- j which is to the telegram "and the Telepost what postal card is to the letter. In .otfter words, it is a Forest Fires Are, Raging. Dertoit, Mich., Oct. 16 Specials from many points throughout north- ern Michigan show that forest fires have broken out again with renewed fury. From Millersburg in Presque Isle county comes word that the town of Metz was wiped out by fire, with losses aggregating nearly John Rrbuokte and Stranded eruiserHe Will Try to siiigat Tefir.er of. New floating of -wfcklh three off Jo'hn A r buckle, noted is -to u ndertaike the critisar Yankee. ago went rocks, at the emtnatt'ee flif Buzzards (bay. Us -Ivfli? entered "int.o eon- tTiaot for this inirpoae jMetcaiif, the'ConisIdera'tlOin BOO. Mr. 'is to cx- Ipond iip to in -tihe prosecmtio.Ti Mr. Arbuckle   rlrjik his monoy wM-h the float 'tih'o ship fliaa to be abandoned, of isavhrg tJio shiiip. governTQC-nt wMil pay lilw win ibe In TAFT CAMPAIGNS IN BLUE GRASS STATE Is Greatly Pleased at Cordial- ity of Reception, Mrs. Logan and Her Who Was Arrested. Louisville, Ky.. Oct. on. his declaration that the south is at part of the Union and as such entitled to be considered In the present cam- paign, Judge Taft spent the day talk- ing in the towns and cities of Ken- tucky. He is the first Republican candidate for the presidency to the Blue Grass state. Mr. Taft will be the first Republican presidential can- didate to carry his campaign into Tennessee, North Carolina and Vir- ginia, which he proposes to visit in the next two days. His reception has been a typification of proverbial southern hospitality. The crowds which greeted him at the dozen places he spolce were large, and evinced every phase of political en- thusiasm. The attention he received while expounding Republican doctrlrie; was such as to indicate more than passing interest. Evidently Impressed by his cordial reception, the candidate made references to it during the day. That Judge Taft will not permit antagonistic partisan interruptions while addressing an audience was il- lustrated at Shelbyville, where .the special arrived just at dark. He spoke in a hall, which was crowded, and as he proceeded there were persistent cries of "Bryan." The judge referred to the interruption pleasantly at .first, but as it continued he declared with some emphasis: "It is just such in- stances as this which show why it is that the Democratic party never gets control of the government. It has el- ements in it which lack the slightest sense of responsibility, decency or courtesy." Admits Robbing Campaign Fund. Lincoln, Oct. the por lice court Clarence F. tute matt carrier Lincoln postofflce, confessed that" he had taken letters. addressed to Wil- liam J. Bryan's newspaper and con- taining funds for the Democratic cam- paign fund. Broad admitted taking 11 letters Monday. Letters have been missed for several months. Broad was bound over to await the action of the United States grand jury. Abruzzi Must Get a Job. New York, Oct. Duke of the Abruzzi, will not be permitted to marry Mise Katherine Elkins unless he agreed to a demand of her father, United States Senator Elkins of West Virginia, that he come to America and go to work. Upon no other con- dition will Miss Elkins' father give his consent to the marriage. Clash Not Tokyo, Oct. Japanese for- eign office does not attach much im- portance to the encounter between Japanese and Chinese troops at Kan- tao. According to information receiv- ed here the Chinese attacked a police garrison and in the fighting that fol- lowed eight Chinese and three Jap- anese soldiers were killed. The Chi- nese are said to have been the ag- gressors. The arrest of Oo'lonel. William F. Tucker, army paymaster a-nd so.n- lin-la-w of "Mrs. Johm o.f "the civil war general, caused a. sensation tin. circles, "The change agatoet Colo.n'eil .wlif-e Mrs. In a staitenrentr out -at Washiin.g.tooi she. scored -army -mloirals and declared eih-s 'tins world to -know the facts concerning, tthe do- mesti'C' differences -of Coto'ned Tucker and his daughter. Officials Hold Conference at PUN TRIP FOR SCNDIY IATONIA JOCKEY CLUB W1U Permit Bookmaking In Defianca of Racing Commission. Cincinnati. will be permitted in defiance of the orders of the Kentucky racing com- mission at the fall meeting of the La- tonia Jockey club, which commences Monday, Oct. 19, the directors of the. jockey club so deciding at a held here. It is expected that this decision will bring on a clash with the state racing commission, which has repeatedly de- clared in favor of the pari-mutuel sys: tern of betting, and refused ttra appli- cation of the jockey club for permis- sion to allow bookmaking at Latonia. If the matter is taken to the courts not only the control cf racing in Ken- tucky, but the future of the racing gam's in that state will be at stake. The racing commission is expected to apply for an injunction to restrain the Latonia directors from permitting bookmaking. and the Latonia officials will probably meet the attack by fighting in the courts the validity and constitutionality of the law creating the racing commission. The directors stated that the pari-mutuel machines were tried at Latonia at the spring meeting, and the club lost consider- able money. Cclumbus Man Is Supreme Chief. Washington, Oct. N. Y., the and the second Tuesday In October, 1909. the time, were se- lected for the next annual convention of the supreme castle. Knights of the Golden Eagle. Some of the now ofil- elected are: Supreme chief. Dr. Charles D. Krini, Columbus, O.; su- preme vice chief. Dr. K F. Lake, Den- supreme high priest. Rev. Richard Woods, Huntingtovi. W. Vn. The convention changed the date of the annual memorial day from the third Sunday in Janunry to the third Sunday in May, nnd voted to place n tombstone on Urn grave of its foun- der, John E. Burbage. in Baltimore, and later erect a handsome monu- Representative of New York; State Will Continue to Oppose Removal of Murderer From Jurlftdictjon of State Courts, but as Attorneys For Prisoner Have Agreed to No Obstacles to Return td Aey- lum, Msy Be Forced -to Yield Point. New York. Oct. was an- nounced here that Harry Thaw might got to PItteburg next Sunday morn- Ing, or soon thereafter, to testify in connection with the bankruptcy pro- ceedings now pending against him in city. -This information was given out after a- Dr. Amos T.. Baker, assistant; super- intendent of .the Matteawan hospital for the criminal Thaw- is confined, and Colonel Asa Bird Gar- diner, special deputy attorney gen- eral appointed to take charge of the Thaw case in behalf of ,ae state. A writ issued by the United States court in Pennsylvania commanding Dr. Robert. E. Lamb, superintendent of the Matteawan hospital, to produce Thaw in Pittsburg, was served on Dr. Lamb, and Dr. Baker, his assistant, hastened to New York from Fishkill Landing, where the hospital is locat- ed, to consult with Colonel Gardiner about obeying the writ. Colonel Gar- diner says that the Thaw representa- tives have promised not to put any obstacle in the way of Thaw returned to New York in case he ap- pears in Pittsburg, and as this was his nmin contention against having the prisoner taken there, Colon-el Gar- diner says he does not see how he can successfully oppose the new writ. "I have made nil arrangements to go to Pittsburg to argue the said Colonel Gardiner, "but. I can not tell at this time whether Thaw will go there or not, T wish to discuss the case with Attorney General Jackson before taking any definite action. In Pittshurg I will argue against Thaw being taken to that eity, but if I fail to have the writ dismissed Thaw will be telegraphed for." BRYAN DONATES TO REPUBLICAN FUND Contribution Conditioned on Car- lying Old Banners, Nebraska City; Neb., Oct. will give five dollars to the Republi- can campaign committee of this city if the Republicans will carry in their parade this yeac the banners which they boastingly carried eight years ago." Yt'illiam J. Bryan made this offer during the course of his speech in this city, in which he called attention to the great difference between his reception now and that accorded him eight years ago. Then he received intimations of personal violence in case he should speak against the 'trusts, the local starch factory having been taken over by the alleged trust, against which legal proceedings were pending. Then he warned the citi- zens of this city that they had no as- surance of retaining the industry. Since that time the factory has been closed down, the machinery moved out and wrecking crews are now dis- mantling the old buildings. Insulting banners were carried in a Republican parade at that time and Mr. Bryan made the above offer, leaving the money with the chairman of the meeting. In handing over the money Mr. Bryan said: "Your starch works ban- ners are discarded now as the full dinner pall has been discarded in the labor .centers of the east. The more experience the peopl-e have with the trusts the more ready they are to say with the Democrats that a private monopoly is indefervsible and intoler- able." WILL NOT FOOL HEARST DEFIES Haskeli to Have Libel Suit Tried Before Election. Omaha, Neb., Oct. R. Hearst, en route to Chicago, gave out the following statement regarding the suit brought by Governor Haskeli against him: "When Mr. Haskeli first declared several weeks ago that he was going to sue me, he said that he was unable to raise the necessary money. At that time I offered to supply any de- ficiency in order that he might speed- ily bring the suit. When he stated that he could not find me to serve me, I stated that I would accept ser- vice if the summons were merely mailed to my address. "Mr. Haskeli adopted the sensa- tional method of breaking into my sleeping rooms to serve the summons, but he did not adopt the sincere method of setting the trial before the election. I am called to answer on the 16th day of November, 1908. I reiterate all that I have said of Mr. Haskeli and all that he has proved by his resignation as national treas- urer. I do not believe that this case will ever come to irial, and I defy him to bring it to trial long enough before Nov. 3 for his true character to be thoroughly exposed in. Castro Makes Quick Reply to Rumors. WILL BE SHOT TO DEilfl POX'T FOiUIKT TO REGISTER TOMORROW Oil YOU MAY NOT A VOTE THIS FALL, Nebraska Tour Ends. Plattsmouth, Oct. 16. Wil- liam Jennings .Bryan closed his three- days' speaking tour of his home state with'a large' meeting in this city, feeling_that be; safely. counted in the Democratic column this year by a larger. majority than he received in 1896. The speech- making "began early in the morn- ing and continued throughout the day. More than 20 stops were made and at each place Mr. Bryan talked longer than he had been scheduled for. "I know that I should5 leave here he said at Tecumseh, "but these peo- ple have been BO good to me in the past that I will have to remain with them a little loager." His addresses were more aggressive than they have been during the week. Christian Scientists to Have Daily. Boston, Oct Christian Science.Sentinel today announces the establishment by the Christian Sci- ence Publishing society of a n-ew daily paper, to be known as the Chris- tian Science Monitor. The announce- ment in part.-is as follows: "The cur- rent of human thought is setting in Axe direction of that which alone is good that men do, not the evil. It will be the mission of the Monitor to publish the real news of the world in a clean, wholesome man- ner, devoid of all the sensational methods employed by so many news- papers. There will be no exploitation or illustration- of vice and crime, but the aim of the editors will be to issue a paper which will be welcomed in every liome where purity and renne- ttrent we cherished ideals." Will Meet In Minneapolis. New York, Oct. board of commissioners for foreign missions, in annual convention In Brooklyn, de- cided to hold its annual convention next year in' Minneapolis and to'cele- brate in Boston in'1910 the centennial anniversary of its f oxidation.' SEVEN MEN KILLED And Twenty-three Injured by Prema- ture Blast In'Quarry. Fort Collins, Colo., Oct. men are reported killed and 23 others injured somt totally, as tue result of a premature wcplosion at the Ingle- side lime quarry, 18 miles from here. Foreman James McPherson is report- ed fatally injured. All the injured were removed to the hospital at Fort Collins in a special train. The blast wentjaff-Jn the face of 40 men. Many of them were hurled a distance of 200 feet, and were picked up dead or maimed. The explosion was heard for miles in every direc- tion. RanchefB and their wives for miles around rushed to the scene and gave succor to the injured. Louisville Gets Next Meeting. Washington. Oct. Ky., was selected as the place and Oct. 12, 13 and 14 of next year as the time for holding the next annual con- vention of the Railway Signal associa- tion, at the concluding session of that organization. Officers were elected as follows: President, R. L. Clausen, Chicago; senior vice president, H. S. Balliet, New York; junior vice presi- dent, C. E. Denny, Cleveland. 0.; secretary-treasurer, C. C. Roseberg, Bethlehem, Pa. Will Guard Jury. New York. Oct. 16. The jury in the trial of Charles NY. Morse and Alfred H. Curtis will be up each night, and placed under guard of deoutir Unitaul States Banker Ends His Life. Bradford, Ark., Oct. the closing of the Bradford State bank and the issuance a warrant for the arrest cf the cashier, H. J. Drennan, who was alleged to be 000 short in his accounts, Drennan's dead body found at his home. The shotgun with which the man evi- dently ended his life- was found1- near ;Fog Delays Fleet. Tokyo, Oct. unexpected delay in the arrival of tne American Atlantic fleet, which has encountered thick and stormy weather off the coast of the southern islands of the Japanese group, has caused much dis- appointment in Yokohama and Tokyo, owing to the enforced postponement of the elaborate reception planned for the Americans. Mary- Received by Hitchcock From Und and Indiana. New York, Oct. The publlca- tion of the names of the contributors to the Democratic campaign fund cre- ated no perceptible commotion at Re- publican headquarters. Chairman Hitchcock said that for the past two days he had been very much Interest- ed in the finances of his own tee, so that he had little tbne to de- vote to the financial affairs of any other committee. Mr. Hichcocfc said he had received encouraging reports. from Maryland through William P. Jackson, member of the national com- mittee from Maryland. Former Governor W. T. Durbin was at Republican headquarters, -and at tne request of Chairman Hitchcock he made a brief statement as to condi- tions in .Indiana. He said: "Indiana will give the national Republican ticket a majority of from to The state ticket wm be elect- ed by not less than Venezuelan Revolutionists Plot to Overthrow Government Under Cov- er of Dutch If Blockade Is At- tempted Holland's Demand Will Be Refused In Diplomatic Lan-' CountriesWith Griev- ances Are More Feared. Caracas Oct. the men> bers of any revolutionary movement initiated during the prospective block- of Venezuelan ports will be im-- mediately shot as traitors to their country If captured, Is reported to be the present determination of Presi- dent Castro. This is his. answer, to the rumors, and newspaper reports circulating to the effect that under cover of Dutch guns a revolutionary movement is about to be undertaken to overthrow the Castro government. President Castro arrived in Caracas from his tour of the interior prov- inces a very sick man, and his physi- cians were In a state of great anxiety-. for several days. The president's Iron constitution, however, came to his aid once more, and his recovery was so rapid that all fears were quickly dispelled.. The one topic of conversation in- Is..tie-coming answer tc- Hol- land's' second note, which has been reported to set the date of Wov.- 1-for the annulment of Castro's trans-, shipment decree, which, has been so obnoxious to the people .of Curacao. Holland's second note is a very long document, according to reports, and Venezuela's answer, besides being lengthy, is being prepared with great care. It is believed that In it will; be; set forth in detail the reasons why the Dutch demand can not and will not be acceded to. Tbs danger to Venezuela is not the strength, of Holland's be- cause it is very generally conceded that the. Netherlands, government'has' no casus belli, but, on the contrary, has the weakest case of any of those nations which are now at President Castro, but In the fact that there are several nations, especially the United Sttaes and France, whlcfi- would be 'only too glad to see HoUand: pull their chestnuts out of the fire, and these countries would probably, by Holland. Withdraws Chicago, Oct. Wffllam F> Tucker, tkrough. her counsel, with- drew from court the charge of wife abandonment, recently filed her husband. Colonel "WlQiain F." Tucker, U. S. A. Attorney Pearron, as the legal representative of Mrs. Tucker, atated that the case had been, quashed in the municipal court in or- der to clear the way fox grand Jury; action. Noah Webster and HoaseWhere His 150th BirthdayIs Qetebrateti. The one hundred a-nd Mtiefh 
                            

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