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The Richmond Palladium, Thursday, October 18, 1906.
Page Four- THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM Palladium Printing Co., Publishers, Mas&iic Building, North 9th and A Streets. Entered In Richmond Postoffice as second class matter. Weekly Established 1831. Daily Established 1876. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. By Mail in Advance. Dally, one year $3.00 Daily, six months 150 Daily, three months, 75 Daily, one month 25 Daily and Sunday, p-jr year ....$4.00 The Palladium will be found at tna following places: Palladium Office. Westcott Hotel. i Arlington HoteL Union Newg Company Depot. Gates Cigar Store, West Maimv The Empire Cigar Store. BY CARRIER, 7 CENTS A WEEK. Persons wishing to take the PALLA DIUM by carrier may order by postal or telephone either 'phone ro. L. When delivery is irregular kindly make complaint. THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 18, 1906. TO REPUBLICANS: We are anxious to have every Republican in close touch, and work ing in harmony with the Republican National Congressional Committee in favor of the election of a Republican Congress. The Congressional campaign must be based on the administrative and legislative record of the party, and, that being so, Theodore Roosevelt's personality must be a central figure and his achievements a central thought in the campaign. We desire to maintain the work of this campaign with popular subscrip tions of One Dollar each from Repub licans. To each subscriber we will send the Republican National Cam paign Text Book and all documents iisued by the Committee. Help as achieve a great victory. James S. Sherman, Chairman. P O. Box 2063, New York. AS TO CAMPAIGN ORATORY. According to Mr. Lee Fairchild, of New York, people go to political meet ings merely "to see if they agree with the speakers." This theory may not be a complete explanation of the attendance at these meetings, but it Is a pretty good one and goes a long way toward the heart of the mystery. It has been suspected by many that only in exceptional cases and only by exceptional speakers are the opin ions of voters changed by campaign oratory. For one thing, the orator ad dresses comparatively few who are not already of his own way of think ing. "The enemy" for the most part content themselves with going to meetings where they will hear the doctrines in which they have long believed and the arguments by which they were long since convinced. The task of the spellbinder, therefore, is to confirm convictions, rather than to change them, and most of all does his success lie in arousing the indif ferent to enthusiasm that is, in "get ting out the vote." His conversions are probably few. And yet there are conversions every year, and our own theory is that they are almost all made, if not by, at least through the newspapers, direct ly or indirectly. It has been fashion able of late years to say that the news papers have lost the political influ ence they once possessed, but the truth is, probably, that they have more of it than ever through their Increased facilities for giving wide distribution to facts and, alas! to near-facts and falsehoods. Editorial utterances, whether arugments or ex hortations, may or may not be ig nored judging from our heavily bur dened mails they are not, by any moans but the news columns are the great soirces of information and they are utilized by everybody, not least by those who are constantly re peating the silly parrot cry that you can't believe anything you see in the papers." As a matter of fact, "you' does and must found most of his beliefs on what he sees in the papers, and it Ss possible to fear or hope that the habit of making campaign speech es will in time die out. It already has a good many absurd elements, and it no longer produces men with Kational reputations for ability in this Held. The printed word remains much longer than did the written wtrd, and it reaches a vastly greater num ber of readers than oratory reaches hearers. New York Times. No need for the Wayne County Democrats to get flustrated because they cannot get the Democratic State committeee to "loosen up" and send some funds over here. The fact that this year's result will be just the same as other years, should at least enable the Wayne County Demo crats to declare to the world that they are "holding their own." THE DEMOCRATS ARE CONFUSED The State Committee Declines to Spend Any Money in Wayne County. THE CAUSE IS HOPELESS REALIZING THAT WATSON'S EL ECTION WILL BE BY SAME OLD PLURALITY, NO ENTHUSIASM IS APPARENT. The Wayne County Democracy as well as the Democracy of the entire Sixth Congressional district "Is in a bad way. The leaders in Wayne County have been complaining because of the fact that the State Democratic committee declines to send speakers to Rich mond. The State committee declines to comply with the Wayne County re quest, it is asserted, on the ground that the Sixth district is "hopelessly Republican" and that the thirty day poll taken by the Democrats them selves in the district shows that Con gressman Watson's election is abso lutely assured. Such is the report from Indianapolis, the headquarters of the Democratic State Committee. Chairman Harris of the Wayne County Democratic committee first laid great hopes in William Jennings Bryan. The State committee failed to give the "peerless"- one to Richmond Memories of other campaigns when he spoke in Richmond were upper most in the minds of the State com mittee. As has been stated heretofore the Republican plurality in Wayne county increased with a jump after each coming of Bryan. Governor Folk of Missouri was also spoken of" as a possible speaker for Richmond. He, too, is not to be here. The State committee will not spend a penny in the Sixth district because of the confirmed belief that the Republi can plurality in the district can al ready be figured in the three thous ands. Up to date the Democrats in Wayne county have no outside speakers on their schedule, though the statement is made that "possibly" one or two may be induced to come. In campaigns past the Democrats have been up against hard proposl tions numerous times, but never quite so hard as this year. THERf.: ....... KSiWrJ The Load oi tilacracks at Sea Girt Surprised HvWfJt Vlrsinlan. Major Robert Linn Osborne of Clarks burg, W. Va., one of the crack rifle men of the team sent from that state to Sea Girt. N. J., has been In New York explaining to his south a friends how the West Virginia boys failed to carry off the big prizes, says the New York Times. "We went to Sea Girt," said the major, "with eur rifles and a few boxes of matches with which to take the shine from the tip sight. Then we stretched out on our stomachs In good old fashioned mountain fashion and banged away at the targets. Some of our squad hare valises full of medals for shooting, but we didn't need any new valises at Sea Girt "While we were firing away and feeling for the wind by instinct the New York- squad came up to the line and began unloading paraphernalia. It seemed like each marksman had a wagon load of gimcracks. First he would put up a tripod on which he would stick a long pole, on the top of which was a set of cups into which blew the breeze. This was some sort of wind gauge. Then they unloaded thermometers, barometers and tele Ecopes. .They did everything but sen. a man with a gimlet to the target t: bore a hole in the buliseye and ther send the bullfet by special messenger tc be plugged into the hole. "That was too much for West Vii ginia. Down our way there's hardl. a man that can't bore a hole in a si. ver dollar at SCO yards or rick a f eatii er from a buzzard at 5CQ or more, on the beach at Sea Girt we didn seem to measure up with the the mometer and barometer soldiers. Wli. puzzles me is what good that kind c shootin" is goin to do La wartime? I the time a man's got his wind gau; up he's likely to be ready for tlie Rc Cross." I Want Department cf Mines. Denver, Cofc., Oct. 17. At the o?c ing session f the American Mini: Congress a r solution was present providing fcr he establishment by t general gove; indent of a new depc ment to be ks wa cs the "Dcpartnic of Mines s?r Mining." tie heed wr.;a it " -rctnbor of THE MUTUA CO. d LIFE INSURANCE NEW YORK. Notice The official 10 Policyholders. I statement, which may be used as a n Hot for voting by nnail. having bee nt to each policykf Ider on OctoberK, any voter fafll to receive the same in due course quested to send his name and a to the Company, New York C order that a duplicate may b him. Use artificial gas for ligh heaL 10-tf c re- wuress lY, in i sent kanll Al THE DRUIDS STILL LEAD IN THE PIAEO CONTEST Less Than One Month Hence Some Richmond Fraternal Organization Will Have In Its Lodge Room the Finest Player Piano Manu-factured-Yoting Should Be Brisk From Now To the End-Don' t Save Coupons too Long. HOW THE Richmond Grove of Druids 137,648 Triumph Lodge, K. of P 132,395 Eden Lodge, D. of R(l. 0. 0. F.) 50,617 Hokendauqua Tribe Red Men 16,392 Modern Woodmen 15,012 The Druids still lead this morning in the Palladium's piano contest Less than a month remains for the ledge members and their friends to get down to business. Some fraternal society will be the proud owner of the finest player piano made. It is an $800 instrument and is well-worth the battle that is being waged for its possession. Clip the coupons daily and give them to members of any of the lodges contesting. Remember that the ballots are now bearing a new date each day. None of them can be retain ed over a week from the day they appear. Watch the dates and vote them before they expire. Vote daily now. The ballots will be counted each even ing at 6 o'clock. Ballots presented zt the time of the counting or after wards will be received but will not be counted until, the day following. CONDITIONS OF CONTEST. s FIRST PRIZE To the secret or fraternal organization In Richmond or In any town In Wayne County, which shall receive the largest number of votes during the period of this contest, a STARR PIANO with ME CHANICAL PLAYER ATTACHMENT, built within the piano, will be given absolutely free. The cost of this instrument is $850, SECOND PRIZE To the secret or fraternal organization in Richmond or in any town in Wayne County which shall receive the second largest number of votes, a beautiful lodge altar with elegantly leather bound Bib, valued at $75, will be given absolutely free. THIRD PRIZE To the member of any men's secret or fraternal organi zation In Richmond or Wayne County who shall procure the greatest number of votes for his lodge, a solitaire diamond ring, costing $75 will be given absolutely free. FOURTH PRIZE To the lady who Is a member of any woman's secret or fraternal organization in Richmond or Wayne County who shall pro cure the largest number of votes for her lodge, a solitaire diamond ring will be given absolutely free. HOW VOTING WILL BE CONDUCTED. The contest Is free for all. Everybody can vote without the expendi ture of a single penny. Each day a coupon will appear In the Palladium on page 4. Fill In the coupon today as a starter, with the name of the secret or fraternal organization and its location. Mail or bring the coupon to the Palladium office. North Ninth and A streets and the vote will be counted as directed The expiration date of each coupon will appear on the face each day.. For Instance the coupon ap pearing today will not be good after October 25. Bear this in mind. Paid In advance subscriptions to the Palladium will entitle such sub scribers to special voting privileges In order to assist the lodge of his choice and this will be the method employed: Certificates will be issued with receipts for subscriptions paid In ad vance. THE PAYMENT OF CI WILL BRING THE PALLADIUM TO YOUR DOOR BY CARRIER SEVEN DAYS IN THE WEEK FOR FIFTEEN WEEKS AND WILL ENTITLE YOU TO 6C0 VOTES FOR THE LODGE OF YOUR CHOICE. THE PAYMENT OF $1.80 WILL BRING YOU THE PALLADIUM EV ERY DAY IN THE WEEK FOR ONE HALF YEAR, SIX MONTHS, AND WILL ENTITLE YOU TO 1.200 VOTES FOR THE LODGE OF YOUR CHOICE. THE PAYMENT OF $3.50 WILL BRING YOU THE PALLADIUM EV ERY DAY IN THE WEEK FOR A SO LID YEAR AND WILL ENTITLE YOU TO 2,500 VOTES FOR THE LODGE OF YOUR CHOICE ALL ORGANIZATIONS ELIGIBLE. Every lodge organization of any description. In Richmond or Wayne County Is eligible. Masons, Odd Fellows, Elks, Knights of Pythiac, Knights of Columbus, Red Men, Knights and Ladies of Honor, the Druids, the Eagles, Ladles of the Macabees, Rathbone Sisters, Daughters of Re bekah, Daughters of Pochahontas. Modern Woodmen, Sons of Veterans, Grand Army, the W. R. C, the Ladies of the G. A. R., Ancient Order of Hi bernians, Ladies' Auxiliary of Hibernians, Catholic Knights of America, St. Joseph's Benevolent Society, Travelers' Protective Association, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, and in fact any and all other societies. Clip the Ballots. Clip the ballot below, fill it In properly and send or brlns to the Pal ladium not later than October 25th. The contest will run until Nov. 15th. This Ballot NOT GOOD AFTER OCT. 25th PALLADIUM VOTING CONTEST : ONE VOTE COUPON For the Most Popular Lodge In Richmond or Wayne County, this tallot is cast for lUn this line write plainly name of lodge you vote for; or. lOn this Carrier bovs are not permitted to receive ballots from their patrons. Fill Jn the ballot, mall, or bring it to the Palladium office before the expiration of above date, otherwise it cannot be considered. A new ballot will appear In the Palladium dally. CENTERVILLE. Centerville, Oct 17, (Spl ) Prayer meeting will be held at Friends church on Friday evening at 7:30 clock. Miss Martha Peelle has gone to Winchester. Ind.. where she will Et- tend a reunion of the pupils of the Randolph County Seminary, to he held on Tuesday. Miss Peelie will be the guest of Mrs. Elizabeth Moon. Miss Minerva Sering and Miss Sal- lie Sering both of Liberty spent Sun day and Monday with their aunt Mrs. Mary Dunbar. Mr. nd Mrs. G. C. Smith and their daughter Miss Effie were entertained on Sunday by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith, east of Centerville. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Caldwell near Connersville were guests of Mr. a:l Mrs. John Beck and family on Tues day. Mr. and Mrs. John Lashley visited Mr. and Mrs. "William Martin at Rich mond on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. DunMr aie spending a few days with relatives at Noblesville. Mr. and. Mrs. T. E. Nickels enter tained his brother J. C. Nickels of Dunlapsville at dinner on Tuesday. Mrs. E. L. Culbertson and Mrs. John C. King were the guests on Sui VOTE STANDS. line write location of lodge) day of Mrs. C. B. Jackson Sr., at Jackson Hill. Mrs. Martha Charman, south v.!Z of Centerville was the guest at dinn on Tuesday of the Rev. and Mrs. Aaron Napier. ANNIVERSARY OBSERVED A Former Richmond Priest Holds Jubilee at Terre Haute in Hon or of Long Service. Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 17, (Spl.) The Rev. John Ry ves, pastor of St. Ann's Catholic church, today cele brated the twenty-fifth anniversary of his ordination. Tea" or twelve vis iting priests joined yith his congre gation in the day's S. -ents. The con gregation and friegds outsiue the congregation contributed to a purse which. was given hfm. Father Ryves came to Terre Hate from Richmond Ind., twenty-one ears ago and has been with St. Ann's ever since. REl OVAL. Dr. Braml tmi will move to 17 20th. South Sth si on October dly 16-1S-20. TOWH III ASHES; WORK OF NEGROES Property Amounting to $150, 000 Destroyed by Flames . at Greenville, S. C. DONE OUT OF REVENGE COLORED MINISTEK INSPIRED PEOPLE TO DO DEED TO PUN ISH WHITES WHO BURNED NE GRO COLLEGE. GcenvlUe, . . -S. It. as a re sult of race troubles, Seneca, S. C, Is in ashes. The work is claimed to be that of incendiary negroes seeking re venge for the dynamiting of the negro college there last Friday night. The chief inspirer cf the trouble is said to be Rev. J. F. Williams, president of the negro college. I The fire broke out at an early hour and burned rap idly, consuming the entire business section of the town, which has a pop ulation of about 2000. No fire fighting apparatus was available and. citizens were powerless to stop the flames. As a last restort dynamite was resorted to. The superintendent of tho Seneca cotton mills, who was an eye-witness brought the first news to Greenville. He says it is a matter of common be lief that the town was fired by ne groes. Among the buildings burned are two hotels and a hardware store. The hotel people were all saved. Everything is reported quiet, although some feeling is .still shown by the ne groes. No arrests have been made. The loss is estimated at $130,000 with insurance of $50,000. TWO SHOT When an Old Quarrel Is Renewed. The Victims. Nelson ville. O., Oct. 17. Ira Donley, a miner, was shot and killed and Mrs. Angelina Boggs severely wounded by John Frazer in the Sunday Creek com pany store at Kirjerly, two miles south from here. Frazer is under ar rest on the charge of murder. Mrs. Boggs was a bystander who was pur chasing supplies when the shooting occurred. Donley and Frazer renewed an old quarrel when they met on the porch of the store, and Donley, it is said, dared Frazer to step out. Frazer refused, whereupon, it is said, Donley made a grab for him and Frazer ran into 'the store. Donley then struck Frazer, who took refuge behind the counter and opened fire. The third bullet pierced Donley's heart, causing instant death, and another wounded Mrs. Boggs slightly in the thigh. Both men are married and Donley leaves three children. Frazer claims to have shot in self-defense. TYPHOiU INFECTION. Flie riay an Important Pr.rt a Car riers of Disease. R. G. Eccle3 declares, iu Medical Record, that there is no reasonable room to doubt that the development of typhoid fever is connected with the use of infected water; but that typhoid fever results from the drinking of in fected water is quite a different propo sition. lie then emphasizes the important part which flies play in carrying dis ease germs to food. These insects go through human excreta, garbage, slops, sputa and decomposing matter in one minute and then wade over our food, at tho next. It is easy to see how food may multip!y disease germs to the Conger point, but it is not evident how any person could take the disease from water that thousands are drink ing without the slightest injury. Typhoid germs injure by their toxin. When these germs get into food there Is practically no limit to the poison that they are able to produce if the condi tions are favorable. The writer then goes into various phases of this ques tion. He considers water, dust and fomites r.s mere seed sowers. Food is the disease breeder. In the late war the Japanese lest only one-sixth as many from typhoid fever and dysen tery as did tlie Russians. The writer ascribes this fact to the differences In the character and the method of car ing for the food of the two nations. GOWN GOSSIP. Lace will play more of a part than ever on dressy hats and frocks. Vests :ye conspicuous features of the Incoming modes, and they are made of almost any material that is in any way adaptnble. The long coats, although built upon the lines of those of last spring, are much more betrimmed, even those of the more severe lines being given some sort of furbishing. . Serge is more popular than for many years, particularly the heavier grade, known in America as storm serge, but its weave is smoother, and it seems to be rather less, stiff and wiry than thai we have known in past seasons. ' The plaited skirt is about the most practical and stylish one can order Every other kind seems to be short lived, no matter how attractive the cut or finish. The skirt with four big box plaits is considered leiegant; also the skirt tucked In groups between eight or ten close rows 6f shirring. New York PosL Dog Mang Child. -A large New- . Gallon, O., Oct foundland dog, her :ofore the family pet, viciously attac Lawrence Fabian. d. Paul, 5, son of he child was se verely bitten in the lves and his scalp was nearly remove the dog's teeth sinking to the skull condition i ci'-A bene. The boy's Artificial gas, 0th, Century fueL 10-tf TAFT RETURNS; BAD TRIP STRUCK A SEVERE STORM Party is Transferred at Hampton Roads to the Dispatch Boat Dolphin In Which They Were , Carried to Washington. . Norfolk, Va.. Oct. 17. The battle ship Louisiana, bearing Secretary War Taft and oarty homeward boun from Havana, Caba, passed in the Vi ginia capes, accompanied by the bs tleships Virginia and New Jersey. Ti Louisiana and her sister battleshir which came in the capes ia the mid of a severe northeast storm, with tl. wind blowing SO miles an hour on U outside, and a very high 6ea, pr ceeded at once for Hampton Roads t transfer the party in very storn weather to the dispatch boat Dolph: awaiting to convey them to Washin ton, where they probably will arrh Thursday. The Taft party had a rou trip up the coast after running in the northeaster, which followed the: into Hampton Roads. T'-- Wife's Statement. Bristol, "enn., Oct. 17. Mrs. R. 1 Garner, wjfe of the noted student " the monkey language, makes the fc lowing statement: "As several new papers have informed the public th; one Miss Quimarton of New York wa about to join Professor Garner in th jungle of Africa for the purpose c studying the monkey language an would occupy an iron cage among tt wild beasts, It Is but justice to sl that Professor Garner will certain not occupy his cage, as it was lost tw years ago by the capsizing of a boat It is also but justice to state that Professor Garner is In ignorance of Miss Quimarton's proposed trip to Africa," SMALL LIKELIHOOD OF RAISING BOAT Thought That Crew of Sub marine Boat Lutin Will Die Underneath Water. PESSIMISM IN GAY PARIS WIFE OF THE CAPTAIN OF THE i DOOMED VESSEL IS PROSTRAT EDDANISH STEAMER ASKED TO HELP. Paris, Oct. 11. A reeling ot deepest ressimism prevails at thie min istry of marine here on account of the disaster to the French submarine boat Lutin. which left Bizarta, Tunis, for plunging experiments, having on board a crew cf 14 men, manned by Lieuten ant Fepoux, and which was reported to have disappeared. The principal hope of f.octing the' Lutin in time tc save the lives cf the Imprisoned men seems to rest In the assistance of the Danish salvaga steamer Berger Wil helm, which happens to be off Cape Farina. That vessel was Immediately summoned to aid in the raising of the Lutin. The Danish vessel possesses machinery capable of lifting 1500 tons, but the submarine boat lies in SO fath oms of wctsr and it is pointed out that the submarine boat Farfadet, which sank last summer in the same vicinity, but in only 10 fathoms of water, was nine days at the bottom, and when she was refloated all her crew were dead. Men Doomed. Bizerta, Tunis, Oct. 17. Prepara tion for an attempt to raise the sub marine boat Lutin, sunk near this port with Lieutenant Fepoux and 14 men on board, were promptly Inaugurated. Admiral BeHue left here to verify the spot, three miles off the coast, where the Lutin is supposed to have sunk. Although te bottom at that point Is sandy, the chances of raising the Lutin to the surface in time to save the lives of the crew are regarded as slim. The wife cf Lieutenant Fepoux, com mander of ths Lutin, is prostrated with grief and fears are entertained that she may lose her mind. BETTER THAN GaTLING GUN Lone Maid's DlsOTerr of Sore Pro tection For Her Teat. Miss Eloise Warwick of Chicago, a young woman of Imagination and ar tistic disposition, is rounding out n summer of complete independence and simple life, lived in a tent on the north shore, says a Chicago dispatch. When MiS3 Warwick set up Tier tent and started light housekeeping in the brush within easy distance of Chicago she realized the possible dangers 'hcr lonesome situation and cast about for a means of protection. Catling guns, shotguns automatic pistals and bull dogs were thought of and rejected. Eloise wanted something which would not run away or bite her, and that be sides being harmless would work three eight hour shifts every day without troubling her to wind it cp or set It off. From a married woman friend she borrowed the trousers of a man. These she hung on a line beside the tent, and for two months no tramp or thug has gone near the otherwise defenseless summer girl. - - ... Destruotlve Fire. London, Ky., Oct. 17. Fire, which started In F. B. Mason's grocery store, destroyed an entire block here. Th loss was estimated at over $100,00 The county jail was szred after score or more prisoners had been Ml erated. The cause of the fire is no known. HARRIS III FAVOR OF OHIO CAIIAL Ohio's Executive Thinks the Waterway Would Regulate Freight Rates. ADDRESS AT PORTSMOUTH OHIO VALLEY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION DISCUSSES THE GREAT GOOD TO COME FROM PANAMA CANAL. Portsmouth, O., ucc 17. -More' man 300 delegates were here to attend tho twelfth annual convention of the Ohio Valley Improvement association which opened with an address of welcome vy Governor Harris of Ohio. Every y and town In the Ohio valley was rep resented and many men of national prominence arrived early to partici pate in the proceedings. Representa tives of many other river improve ment associations from other parts of the country were also present and tho amalgamation of all the waterway as sociations was urged. Governor H.-iris said: "As transportation is the vital factor in commercial growth, it is now an important question for the great Ohio valtey. Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky originate and move more tonnage than any sim ilar area in the world. This tonnage is of such magnitude and character as to be vitally affected by the con ditions for its movement. It Is not a dream impossible of conception, but on the contrary, a thing most prob nble, that vessels loaded in bulk on the lakes and on the canals of this state, and on the Ohio river, shall find markets in thie Pacific by way of the Ohio and Mississippi river, the Carib bean sea and the Panama canal. The contemplation of such probabilities only renders more imperative the need for the generous and speedy Improve ment of cur rivers and canals; and only tmvi-asires the fact that the im provement of the Ohio Is of the high est importance to the whole country. "A canal which brings into unison the two greatest water transportation routes in the country the great lakes and the Ohio must be of vast benefit to our people and to the whole coun try. By It we would be put into easy, le'.iabie and constant communication with almost every state in and east of the Mississippi basin. Such a canal, reaching with its connections from Du luth to the gulf and, from St. Louis to the Atlantic seaboard, will effectually regulate freight rates and enforce fair treatment to all shippers and this will he accomplished without injury to the railroads. While the railroad will be deprived of the heavy bulky freights, it will be compensated by the greater output of manufactured products, most of 'which' demand rapid transportation and command a high'er freight rate. It s generally conceded that the Ohio and Mississippi valleys will be the greatest bej .eHciaries of the construc tion of the Panama canal, but to ex tend those benefits to the territory not contiguous to the banks of these rivers interior communication inde pendent of the railroad should be pro vided." Colonel John L. Vance of Columbus, president of the Ohio Valley Improve ment association, read his annual re port in which he gave an account of the work done or in progress in the way of locks and dams on thie Monon gahela and Allegheny, Muskingum, Little Kanawha and other rivers. All the work is progressing satisfactor ily. The work of the survey of tho Ohio has been completed end it is ex pected that the mapping will be com pleted about November 1. The board of engineers will in all probability submit its report not later than Jan uary 1, 1907, thus enabling the present congress to consider the question of improving the Ohio, making a nine foot depth from Pittsburg to Cairo. The granting of a national charter to the Lake Erie and Ohio Rivier ship canal at the last session of congress sets the seal of government approval on the enterprise, and opens the way for its building in the near future. All friends of the Ohio river improvement are deeply concerned In the success of the undertaking as it means the union of the great laks waterway system with an annual tonnage of over 50, 000,000 tons, with the Ohio and Mis sissippi river sysi"em and connects the two on the Ohio at the mouth of the Beaver river by a navigable channel of at least 14 feet, as contemplated by the canal company. The fear has been expressed that this canal would be controlled by interests unfavorable to water transportation, but assurance has been given1 by those who have its desti&y,at their command that such will nit be thecase. No f'fiff r4orControl of Road. ChicagfTCT. 17. As soon as the meeting cf the stockholders of the Il linois "Centra! was called it became evident thst there would be no fight for the control of the road, as Wil liam Cromwell, acting for Mr. Harri man, turned over to Stuyvesant Fish, the president of the road, all the proxies of the Etock held by Mr. Ilar riman and Mr. Fish was empowered to vote all the Ilarriman stock in the meeting. Old Solder's Fetal Tall. Marietta, O. Oct. 17. Thomas Schilling, cu old soldier, who was at tending thejiig reunion, and was one f the besti known men In this sec tion, fell frn the third story window of the Martin house to the pavemeni below, crsaing his skull and dying instantly. is home was at Elba, O. The Palladium gives a dollar each week for thclbest piece of news "tic ped off to t, Use artificial gas for light and heat. 10-tf