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ABIUM VOL. XXXI. NO. 339. Richmond, Indiana, Monday Morning, January 7, 1 907. Single Copy, One Cent. FIRST SERMON OF THE WEATHER PROPHET. DOES HOT AGREE WITH PROF. DAVIS BRIDE KISSED 400 TIMES E LIBERAL YET: A JUSTIFiABLE DELAY FRIENDS' PROJECT INDIANA AND OHIO Monday cold and clearing. rip MOfi A POPULAR MATURE The Rev. Mr. Traum Takes an ARE STILL LOYAL IS LOOKED ROUND FOR MORE SO SUPT. NEFF ASSERTS DISCONTINUED WAS A WEEK OF Emphatic Stand for the Y. M.'C.'A. Project. TELLS OF ADVANTAGES NEW MINISTER AT CHRISTIAN CHURCH SAYS $1C0,0C0 IS SMALL AMOUNT WHEN TH GOOD DONE IS MEASURED. Tie Rev. S. W. Traura, the new pas tor of the Christian church began his work in Richmond yesterday most au spiciously, he preaching to large con gregations at botV'the morning and evening sa r vices f t X last night's meeting five adl,tioiw4 were made to the church byyfetters of commenda tion. Rev. Traum's sermons were both el oquent and convincing and held the closest attention of the audiences throughout. In his. sermon last night, the new minister took a decided stand for the Y. M. C. A., for which the people of the city are now working. He said in part: "I am glad that on my entrance into Richmond I find that the people are beginning to take a hearty interest in the welfare of the boys and young men, and by the grace and power of all that is right, they are going to save the boys, by establishing a plant that will be most effective in the work. In this country of ours we have thousands of protections for the girls, but none for the boys, save the Y. M. C. A., but this one organization is . doing a work among the younger men which no oth er organization can do. I place my stamp of approval upon it most em phatically. Statistics show that only twenty-five young men out of every one hundred attend regular church ser vices. Of this number fifteen only attend now and then. Of the remain der only two can be relied upon to do Christ's work and each and every time they are bidden. What is to be done with the boys outside the church, and how are we to reach them? This Is the question the Y. M. C. A. Is an wering. I understand that the large amount DC 1100,000 .UJtUSjaiSJlu-Iti5 S&?k but in case I should have one boy, 1 would rather pay the entire amount ten times over than have that boy lost. If we fathers and mothers are so solicit ous over our own boy's welfare shouldn't we be, over the welfare of other people's boys and those boys who have no fathers and mothers? I count the investment a good one and hope that the present movement is crowned by the greatest success." RAINFALL WAS ABNORMAL Precipitation for the Past Week Was Heavy Enough for an Ordinary Month Thunder and Lightning an Unusual Feature. "Precipitation" in big bold letters is written all over the report of Walter Vossler, the voluntary weather observ er, at the pumping station for the se en days ending Saturday night. With rain fall equal to nearly thj normal for a month, last week waa certin'v a record breaker. The fall for the iast week was slightly in excess of t ree and a half inches. There were fcome other peculiarities about the week, for instance, on tne night of N. A. Wellington Williams Says His Race Dislikes Roose velt's Action. HE ENDORSES F0RAKER SAYS THAT THOUGH HE MAY HAVE A POLITICAL OBJECT IN VIEW, HE IS RIGHT IN THE BROWNSVILLE CONTENTION. January 2, there was lightning an thunder, a thing most unusual for win ter. On January 3 there was snow fall to the amount of inches, which turned to rain Th high and low temperatures for the week follow: High. Low December SO 54 December 31 54 J cl 11 lltll J X ot January 2 47 36 January 3 59 4 January 4 44 28 January 5 48 28 MAY MARRY HER OLD SWEETHEART Mme. Gould, Gossip Says, Wil Take Up Harry Woodruff,, After 15 Years. IS A HANDSOME ACTOR ONCE THE MARRIAGE OF THE ' TWO'WAS 'A PROBABfLITY; 'Btrrf THE GOULD FAMILY INTERFER ED WITH MATCH. MAY HOLD IT WITH THE CHAUTAUQUA Plan to Set Aside a Centennial Day on the Coming Chau tauqua Program. MEETING OF COMMITTEE PROMOTERS OF THE TWO PRO JECTS WILL PROBABLY HOLD A JOINT SESSION TOMORROW EVENING THE HISTORY. The members of the Centennial committee will endeavor to make ar rangements to meet with the Chautau qua committee next Tuesday night with the idea in view of arranging for one day of the Chautauqua to be set aside as Centennial Day, unless the committee can see its way clear to hold the centennial celebration next June. The history of the city of Richmond, to be published in connection with the centennial celebration will be is sued before June or September ac cording to the date of holding the cel ebration. The book will contain about five hundred pages and will be illustrated. Nearly all of the copy for It is now in the hands of Prof. W. S. Davis and when the time of holding the celebration is decided, work will begin upon it. Probably a thousand copies of it will be published and they will be sold for a sum large enough to pay for publication. Publishers' Pressl rsew York, Jan. 6. Gossip in fash- ionablo society has it that Mme. Gould now free from her spendthrift : hus band, Count Boni de Castellane, may marry again, and that, perhaps, her selection will be the sweetheart of her childhood, Harry Woodruff, the actor. Fifteen years ago, Anna Gould, a mere schoolgirl, raved over Harry Woodruff, called the "handsome ac tor." He was then in his prime and Jay Gould was alive. Woodruff was frequently the honored guest of the Goulds. Society gossiped madly. It was plain that Anna Gould was terribly "smitten." There were rumors of an engagement. Then it was that the members of the Gould family, who may since have had time to regret their action, interfered. Anna Gould was not to be turned from her course. It was said that Woodruff, believing Anna didn't know her own mind, had no intention of marrying her, but he enjoyed the lit tle romance. The Gould family did not propose o have the matter go on. Inspector Uyrnes, of the detective bureau, was requested to warn Woodruff to keep away from the Gould mansion. He called the actor to his office. Wood ruff was justly Indignant. He de clared that an outrage had been per petrated, that his actions were hon orable, and that he would defy the po lice to interfere with him until he had violated some law. Soon after this Boni de Castellane came to New York in search of an heiress bride. The Gould family were glad enough to interest Anna in the count. They did not count the cost. Harry Woodruff has remained un married. He' . is still handsome, though time has made a change. If the irrepressible Boni marries Mme. Lettellier, divorced wife of the chocolate millionaire, it is considered possible that Mme Gould will return to her first love. Editor Palladium Noticing an edi torial in the Palladium recently under the caption, "Negroes Strong for Roosevelt," I could not refrain from dropping you a line, if possible, to cor rect some statements that seem to me to be deceptive and misleading. This editorial referred to, says that I "Professor W. S. Davis on his return from Cuba and the South reports that nearly all the Negroes in that section favor the action of President Roose velt in the recent Brownsville affair and that their faith in him is so great that whatever he does they feel is right." Now that is putting it prett: strong it seems to me, and if true, then the negro of the South is an overcredu lous veak simpleton and is to be pit ied. But the negro is not half such fool as some people think or would have him to be. Professor ' Davis stopped over a day or two in the South on his return home and comes up here telling an intelligent public that he has in that short time ascertained what the feeling of eight millions of people are concerning the act of the presi dent in the Brownsville episode. Then the reflective remark, "their faith in him is so great that whatever he does they feel is right," as if the negro has not the sense to know when he is be ing mistreated. President Roosevelt has done us some favors and we -will not soon forget them, but we do not believe he is infallible. We think he can make a mistake and that, that summary and drastic act of his in dis missing those soldiers of the twenty- fifth is one, and a vast majority of the negroes of this country are displeas ed because of it. I have papers before me which are edited by negroes living rnevery'lec1Tdtt ortttr ctiTitltrjr-a-nx; I know that the race is not satisfied with the dismissal of those men with out any trial. Any body that has any sense of justice knows that iL is not right to punish the innocent with the guilty. You do not need any know ledge of technical militarism to know that. Many of those men were inno cent and did not and could not know who the guilty parties were. In commenting on Mr. Davis' report, you say that "not all of the members were guilty of murder but all united in shielding those who were guilty of the raid at Brownsville." Now every body knows better than that. I have been reading comments in various pa pers of this country edited by white men and many of them write on this case as if they did not believe what they said. It makes no difference whether these soldiers were white or black, 1 believe Mr. Roosevelt treated Ihem wrong. I was a member of the eighth III. volun teers and spent some time in the array and seven months in Cuba during the Spanish-American war and know some thing about military, life. Thy com missioned officers are finally responsi ble for the discipline of the men. Did they permit the men to go up town and carry guns when they pleased and not know who were away from quar ters? Did not the officers or tne aay '-know who were on guard that knight? The guards should know who went out and who came in.' Make them tell. Court-martial them. But if the com missioned officers did not demand that the non-commissioned officers ani offi cer of the day be strict in their descip lin than they, the commissioned offi cers were guilty of criminal negligence and should have been court-martialed and dismissed, from the army, and some one put in their place that could or would discipline the men. But you know that all the privates did not and could not know who were guilty. As to your statement concerning Mr. Fora- ker taking the stand he has for politi cal reasons and the negroes condem int him for it. I have this to say; it makes no difference what his motives are, we believe he is right, and the ne groes of this country will not soon forget him Just a Custom of the Jews and Miss Loda Nieman Didn't Seem to Mind the Work at All Broke the Nuptial Glass. St. Louis, Jan. 6. (Spl) Immediate ly after Miss Loda Nieman, of No .1415 North Fourteenth street, became the bride of Joseph GJaser, she had to give away 400 kisses. The ceremony took place at Druids -Hall, and was according to the old Jewish custom. As soon as the minister had finished saying the words which married the two young persons, the 400 guests swarmed toward the altar. The new ly made husband barely had time to take the first kiss before his bride was being saluted osculatorially by another young man young and old, little and big everybody gets his or her kiss. When the exercise was through the bride was nearly exhaus ted, but beamingly declared that if there were any person who had not received his due, she stood ready to see that the omission was correct ed. Both bride and bridegroom fasted for twenty-four hours preceeding the wedding. To celebrate the breaking of thei last tney drinic or tne nuptial wine a wedding present and dashed the glasses to the floor, where they were broken into a thousand pieces. Dr. N. S. Cox Gives His Ideas on the Religion of the Aver age Man Today. Tells Board of Works That His Com pany is Using the Utmost Care in "Open ChlirCh" HaS BCGf! Preparing Plans and Specifications flh-nrfmoH , . . . fnr Viarlurtc I uuituuiitu I Ul k.or Ul III" terest in Venture. WAS A VERY PUBLIC MEETING OF MEN'S SO CIAL UNION AT SOUTH EIGHTH STREET FRIENDS' CHURCH WAS A SUCCESS. Dr. N. S. Cox was the The Board of Public Works has ABLE "fALK een assured by Superintendent Neff, of the Richmond division of the Penn sylvania railroad, that the plans and specifications and estimates as to the cost of the West Second Street via-! ducts, still in the hands of the general officers at Pittsburg, are being drawn with care and the apparent delay on the part of the railroad officials is a justifiable one, as basing of the esti-j principal mates involved a great amount of pre- WAS ONCE VERY POPULAR SUNDAY DELIVERY FOR RURAL ROUTES Plan is Being Considered by Postal Department and Looks to Be Good. BETTER FOR THE FARMER HE WOULD BE GIVEN SUNDAY PA. PERS ON THE DAY THAT HE IS - BEST-ABLE -TO -READ THEM HARD ON CARRIERS. HER SHARE OF CONTAGION Ruih County Much Troubled With Contagious Diseases Schools Have Been Closed. Rushville, Jan. 6. (Spl.) Rush county has surely suffered her part in the matter of contagious diseases this winter. The schools at Sextn and Occident have been ordered clos ed and it is likely that the Hender son school will be closed today, as three cases of diphtheria are reported there. The health authorities aro do ing all in- their power to stamp out the dread scourge. WINNER OF TIP PRIZE. The woman who '"tipped off" the Palladium to the dramatic suicide of Mrs. Wm. Keefe at College Corner, will please call up this office and give her name to the cashier, in order that she tnay be sent a check for ljer piece of news. It was by long odds the best story of the past week and College Corner not being a town filled with newspaper cor respondents, the Palladium was able to give the first news of the affr. Although not often the case, the Palladium handled the story before it got on the Publisher's Press and Associated wires. In cases of such "tips" the "tip" editor almost feels like doubling the prize, but on second thought, guesses he will not. Thank God for the broad minded white men of this country who think every man should stand or fall on his own merit as a man.and that class are vastly in the majority. N. A. Wellington Williams EXPLAINS WHAT HE MEANT. Prof. Davis Did Not Voice Opinion of of All Negroes, Only Those With Whom He Talked. ' Prof. Walter S. Davis was shown ! Mr. Williams article last night and ! gave" out this statement: "The re- port of my talk on the attitude of the ; Southern negroes erred in saying, 1 'all the negroes. I only reflected the i stAitiment of those interviewed. The ' language given above regarding the I negroe's faith in President Roosevelt j is the exact language of one negro in terviewed. None of those talked with exhibited the violent feeling found in the North, and all with whom I conversed on the subject had the greatest of confidence in. the president.' It is unofficially reported that the postoffice department, at Washington is considering plans for establishing a Sunday delivery of mail on the rural routes, and that the venture will be made about the middle of the year. It is said that the step is taken in response to the demand of the far mers for newspapers and mail matter on Sunday, the same as Is given the town residents who have boxes in the postoffices. It is said that the publishers of Sunday newspapers all over the United States are agitating the question as they realize that un told prosperity will accrue from their efforts in case the system is once e3 tablished. When talking of the matter one of the carriers of the local office said: "If such a thing comes, It will be unwelcome with us unless we. by some hook or crook get higher salar ies, which I think we would owing to the great amount of extra work in volved in making the Sunday deliver ies. If the report is true, we rural route men will never get a Sunday off making it one continual --fnd week in and week out, which is worth a great increase in our wages. Then again, I believe that many of the carriers would leave the service when they were confronted with the seven day proposition. $2,000 FOR EACH FINGER Evansville Lad Loses Five Fingers and Is Suing Planing Mill Com pany for $10,000. Evansville, Ind., Jan. 6. (Spl.) For the loss of all his fingers and thumb of his left hand. Bertram C. Huber seeks to recover $10,000 in a complaint filed in the Superior Court against the Evansville Planing Mill Company. The suit is brought by Benjamin T. Iluber, as the boy's next friend. .The defendant is charged with neglect in not repairing a machine which the boy was operating. By his complaint he values every finger at $2,000. The boy asserts that he was inexperienced In the use of the machine. " FUNERAL OF MRS. KEEFE sneaker at the Men's Social TTnion of Hminary work. .lt . , The members of the board were fn lue oou,u t"suia oireet r"UUh West -Richmond 'Saturday afternoon church yesterday afternoon. He gave viewing the site of the proposed via a very able talk on the "Religion of I ducts and getting a line on the work the Average M-in " in which h took that would have to bo done and the snm Hvan cma iha ahwt estimated cost of the same. , t It is probable that the railroad of- general mea was mat me average ficials will forward their estimates as man has more religion than theology to the cost of the entire construction in his make-up and life. He worked to the board within the next two out in detail what his observation had weeks, and the members expect, or at taught of the average man s views on least hope, this will be the case. the inspiration of the scriptures, and the interpretation of the Bible, al so his ideas of the teachings of Jesus the immortality of the soul, the res urrection and the like Following the talk of Dr. Cox a gen eral discussion was held in which sev eral took part. Various opinions were SERVICES WERE PRIVATE expressed, the one point of general agreement being that the modern : Christian world is characterized by greater freedom in its view of religious doctrines, but not necessarily by any decline of loyalty to Christ and the real vital principles of religion. The meeting was very largely at tended, both by members of the church I and non-members. The Union will hold more public meetings, a commit tee having been appointed to arrange for some special talks on the relation of the church to problems of sociology, Not Likely That Husband of Woman, Who so Dramatically Took Her Life Will Live in College Corner Here after. College Corner, O., Jan. 6. (Spl.) The funeral of Mrs. William Keefe. who so dramatically took her life in the store of Will Millers was held to- modern Biblical scholarships and the da the vices behig private The at the former home of Mrs. Keefe. like. HORSEFLESH TO ADVANCE AN ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF fc Y. M. C. A. SEPARATE FROM THE CHURCH PROPER THE "NOISE WAS ANNOYING. The rest rooms, social rooms and gymnasium at the South Eighth Street Friends church have been dis continued. The Rev. Clarence M. Case says that for various reasons principally because of lack of inter est, this kind of a Y. M. C. A. was found to be impractical. It was thought too, that such an institution should be conducted in a building sci arate from the church proper. There were times when the noise of the young men In the gymnasium was an noying to people holding meetings in other parts of the church and some of the members of the church were always opposed to the idea of such an Institution being conducted within' the church rooms. When these rooms were first open, ed to the young men and boys of the city about four years ago, they were conducted on the plan of a Y. M. C. A. A gymnasium was equipped, and rest rooms, reading rooms andsocial rooms were placed at the disposal of whom ever wished to enjoy their privileges. Meals were also served by women of the church and much interest was evinced in the undertaking. The rooms were very well patronized and taken advantage of by the boys and young men. Basket ball games wero played, lectures were given and rooms were always full of young men and others who came to enjoy an even ing. For the past several months, however, interest had betm lacking Local Horsemen Predict That the Sup ply Will Not be Great Enough to Meet Demand. Mr. Keefe did not return here and it is thought that he will locate else- and lt was finall decfded to dl8C01i where, lie is completely nean dhik- tlniIft ihn onn .Wph .. ... - - wt. , 1 -J 1 . I en wmie Mrs. Miner is so anecieu vy the stories concerning her husband that she is very sick woman. CORN CONTEST WAS HELD Local horsemen are predicting that horses will be higher next spring than thev were last soring. While it is conceded that there are more horses In the country at present than there were last spring, it is thought the demand is even greater than the in- creased supply. Horses of all classes are correspondingly high both work and driving horses. It is generally thought, however, that the greater de mand will be for general purpose hor aes rather than for drivers. MEETING OF OFFICIALS A. F. Nelson Displayed the Ten Best .. Ears of Grain Shown at the Boston Institute. TO DECIDE ON A DEPOT 'f Land Transfers Can be Satisfactor ily Made Springfield, Ohio, will Have a Fine Union Station Big Four Ground for a Park. At the Farmers Institute held at Boston, a corn contest was one of the principal features. A. F. Nolsou, a prominent farmer of Boston fownshl;), offered a prize of a fine horse blanket to the farmer who displayed the best ten ears of corn. There were twenty contestants, and the corn; after the contest, was sold at auction, the pio- ceeds going to the Ladies Cemetery Association. TAKES A REFORM ASPECT SITUATION IN Liauor and Racinq Interests at the Present Time Seem to Be Doomed Governor Patterson is not an Ex treme Radicalist. Publishers Press. Springfield, O., Jan. 6. With the purpose in view of trying to come to an agreement in regard to -property ransfers necessary before the Big Four union station can be erected, the head officials of the Big Four, Penn- TCMMETCCCP sylvania and Detroit, Toledo and Iron here Monday. The Big Four and Pennsylvania must exchange proper ties and the Detroit, Toledo and Iron- THIRD MEETING All INTERESTING ONE ton will have to move its freight sta- ri couy ici lan di UUICI IIUUU tion further south. If these matters are agreed upon, work on the station will be commenced early next spring. Citizens have an option on the pres ent Big Four station site for a park. Bids Fair to Exert Great In fluence for Good. SPEKENHIER A HAPPY MAN COMMITTEES ARE NAMED Gets Money from Administrator Allen of the Personal Estate of John Bowman. NEW ORGANIZATION FOR MEN AT THE SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH GETS READY FOR AN ACTIVE CAREER. The Presbyterian Brotherhood, an or ganization formed for the mutual ben. tPubllsh6rs Press. Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 5. Liquor and racing interests seem doomed to troublesome times with the next Ten nessee legislature. The assembly is absolutely controll ed by the anti-saloon element and the feeling against the racing men is as strong as against the liquor deal ers. - Many or the lawmakers-eicct have declared in facor of the raotl J. A. Spekenhier, receiver of the de- tringent legislation against both sa- funct Hagerstown Commercial bank, loons and mro tracks. I is wparlnir a smile that won't come Govprnnr Pattprson. who will b in- nl? all rinp to th settlement made bv etu r men residing in the east part of augurated January 15, is said to ques- Administrator Allen of the personal he cit hel1 lts meeting at the tion the wisdom of extreme radicalism estate of the late John Bowman be- -onu t resoywrian cnurcn jesteraay in reform, but has nledsed himself to fore the circuit court last Saturday. at arternoon- Tne session was a very sign any track legislation the assem- which time. $13,338.78 was turned interesting one and the attendance blv mav nass. ovpr to the receiver for the settle-1 Wils ouu, ininy Being present. The liquor interests are seeking a ment with the bank's creditors. Mr. ine suojeci. oi tne arternoon waa . . I . . . ... . I "fY rfel ft-nm IKo T mc, Alnm st lit. compromise, excluding Jiempnis, spekenhier wm now De aDie 10 close -'"".. nuwvuuu w ma Chattanooga and Nashville from in- the affairs of the defunct concern in Abtension. ine ev. . v. onirey, elusion in the exnected prohibition short order. The total value of the Pastor of the church, opened the dis- measures. Bowman personal estate amounted to cussion, which was followed by Messrs. $27,683.31, and after the creditors fur Smith, King, Foster, Relgel, Ellia. BiiiMiAn?o nnn cinnrnr thp nprsonal estate were satisfied, the u nen, jacKson, jessup ana busier. iviHmHu o uuu ouiui ut :" r;: - s-- r, . el Daiance was uauucu u nctciiei cpiv enhier Drowns Himself In Pail of Water When Brother Won't Die With Him. In order that more effective work may be carried on, President W. O. W"is8ler named committees on the fol lowing subjects: bible study, services and music, membership, adverting, social, sick and poor. The charter membership of the socf- Board of Works Will Make a Visit atlety was thirty-four. The membership GOING AFTER ASH WAGONS WITH THE ROCK ISLAND FranK Reeves Takes Position Immigration and Industrial De partment of Road. in J. Frank Reeves has. fallen a posi tion with the Rock Island, and has gone to Chicago, which city will be his headquarters. Mr. Reeves will be a traveling agent in the Industrial and Troy, Ohio, Tomorrow Need ed Improvement. Publishers' Press.! Middletown, N. Y., Jan. 6. Andrew Dietz and his brother Silas had teen inmates of the State Hospital here for over four years, being committ'd The Board of Public Works will go from Ulster County. Both were to Trov. Ohio. Tuesday, where thev trusties and were not locked in their wni visit the Troy Wagon Works with rooms. i the view of nurchasins five new wa Andrew, who was about oJ, went in- ons for the collection of garbage and to the room of Silas and all niaht lorg trash in this city. They will make coaxed his brother to commit su-cide the trip at the Invitation of the offi- with him. Toward morning he agreed cials of that company. to put off the deed until next night. The facilities for making a thor Shortly afterward, however hejough collection of garbage and ashes went to the toilet room, filled a small in Richmond, are sadly depleted and it pail with water, and placed it aion-hg the opinion of the board that at side Iu3 bed. He then threw himself least five new waeons shonld be rur Whether or not they will is not restricted to the Second Pres byterian church, any one above six teen years, being eligible. Meetings are held the first and third Sundays in each month. immigration department. This makes another addition to the already long i across the bed with his head handne Lhs list of Richmond men In the employ j down in the pail and slowly su.locat- j place their order with the Troy con- led. A SPLINTER CAUSED MAN'S SUDDEN DEATH iF'ubHshers Pres1 New York, Jan. 6. While he was whittling today, a splinter struck Peter Hess on the nose and he bled to death. "A pin scratch might have killed him," aid the physician. "The bleed ing was caused by shock." of the bis railroad. cern. Is as yet, un determined.