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P AIX AD HTTM, WIEKL ENTABLIHHRD 1881. DAI LV KSXABLISJIK1J !?. RICnMOXi DAILY PALLADI U M FRIDAY, DECEMBER , jlOJ. ONE CEXT A COPY. DAILY u AFFAIRS OF CITY; FIGURES ON THE PAST YEAR'S TAX COLLEC TIONS. Treasurer Needham Gives Out Some Interesting Information Work of Barrett Law. City Treasurer W. G. Needham announces that the tax collections for the fall installment amounted to (43,440.42 during the month of Sep tember, October and November. The amount collected at the first install ment for 1900 taxes, pava le last spring, was 169,499,08. There is no falling off in the second installment as might be inferred from figures presented, but it is always the rule that the first installment callections are the largest, owing to the fact that many people prefer to pay their full taxes for the year at the spring installment. Treasurer Needham says the collections of taxes this year have been good and the per centage of delinquencies will not be as high a usual. The amount of improvement as sessmauts collected during Septem ber, October and , November by Treasurer Needham amounted to $7,209.98. This part of the treas urer's work is the most difficult of all. There is a total of 225 improve ments of various kindc that must be looked after. There are perhaps 5. 500 property owners concerned in these improvements. The majority take advantage of the Barrett law and pay each year in semi annual in stallments. Thus it is necessary to keep individual accounts. Those property owners who pay for im provements at one time are com paratively few, but the accounts of these are entirely separate from the others. ... The action of the city council the otLer night in refusing to vacate Garden avenue seems to have suited many south end people, especially those who have had interest in the controversy and those wco remon strated against it being vacated. City 1 - officia's are wondering what wU be There was but-one case in police court this morning. Sherman Jester, charged with public intoxication, was fined the usual amount. Chief Parsons of the fire depart ment is becoming a trifle anxious re garding the combination chemical and hose wagon, which the city ordered six months ago. The com pany that received the contract promised to have the wagon here in October, but nothing has been heard as to when it will arrive. The chief has written to ascertain the cause of the delay, as the apparatus is need ed. Ohio Wants Big Damages. Columbus, O., Dec. 6. Attorney General Sheets today filed a petition in court against the Merchants Elec tric Light and Power company of Coshocton, O , the American Sheet Steel company and the American Tin Plate company to enforce the penalty for failing to qualify as foreign cor porations under the laws of Ohio. He asks from the first named company thirty thousand dollars, from the second twenty thou-nand and from the last thirty-five thousand dollars. Want a New Room, The Associated Charities yester day afternoon made a formal request of the county board of commission ers, to the effect that a room in tne court heuse be set aside for the use of the oig n:7at:on as an office. The former quarters on south fifth street are to be given up owing to the fact that the buildiog is to be sold and a manufacturing plant located there. The matter will be considered by the commissioners. Earlham Musical. An enjoyable musical entertain ment was given at Earlham chapel ve-terday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Those who took part in the affair were Misses Nellie Dacis, Inez Nixon, Marie Glanton, Edith Allison, Ruby Davis, Blanche Fortenbaugh, Kath erine Johnson, Grace Baker, Allen Tomlinaon, Katherine Jenkins and William Everson. All of the mu sical numbers were from the works of Beethoven. Bold Burglars at Wilming X ton, 0. ' Wilmington, o., Dec. 6. Three masked ire about midnight broke into the B. fc O. depot, bound and gagged the UJegraph operator, E. D. Walm, stole nice dollars and fifty cents from h and $20.55 from the eomoMT'i oaa drawer: then blew opea the safe oi Langdon'a flouring mill across the street, got $50 and escaped. The operator was not re leased until 5 a.m. The burglars stole horses and buggies here and fresh ones at Cuba and drove to Blanchester when- it is supposed they took the 4:42 train for Columbus. Improvements. The Richmond Street and Inter urban railroad company is makirj; some decided improvements on its line between Richmond and Center ville. One of the greatest changes is at the point a short distance be yond the "lcop" where the National road m iks such a 6harp turn to the south. The track was originally built in the same manner, but the company has purchased ground north of the pike and will make a roadway, giving this to the county, : and in turn the tracks have been taken up and relaid in what was the center ot U the old road. This gives a straight track on this grade, and is much bet ter for fast running. 1 POLITICAL TALK. The County Campaign Will Be on in Earnest by January I. As the weather grows colder poli tics becomes warmer. While the list of candidates for county and city of fices may be materially increased, there have been no Jfurther authori tative announcaments mede since the list was published in the Pali. v dicx a few weeks ago. The active canvass of candidates will not begin until January 1, but the "skiimish" business has already commenced and especially in the country districts has politics become the chief topic of discussion. There seems to be a gen eral feeling that the Republican pri mary will beset earlier this time than ever before. The candidates and peo ple in general favor the idea. It will not be later, it is thought, than the last Monday in February and per haps a week or two sooner than that. The reorganization of the Wayne county central committee will take place early in January and at this time it will be decided when the connty primary will be held. When the call is made by the state Repub lican chairman for the organizition of the county committees there will be township and ward meetings to select committeemen od son there tttter-rne organization or thy count V committee will take place. COMES VERY HIGH Back Pay For City Employes Will Reach $2,000 Or More. Street Commissioner Genu is now paying the laboring men employed by the legal rate of 20 cents per hour as ordered by council. He has n t as yet o mputed the back pay that is comiug to each, but he states that it will aggregate something more than $2,000. Every laborer will receive 5 cents additional for each hour put in for the city from May 17, when the state wage law became effective, until the present time. The previous rate paid was 15 cents per hour. Strike in New York Tunnel. New York, N. Y.,Dcc 6. Notice that wages of laborers on the rapid transit tunnel were to be reduced from $1 65 to $1 50 per day caused six hundred to strike. vVork is sus pended between sixtieth and 104th streets. Newport Schools Closed. Newport, Ky., D?c. 6. The police by order of the board of health closed the schools today on account of the prevalence of smallpnx. The disease spread from a candy store near one of the school houses where the school children were the principal custom ers. , Circuit Court. In the Wayne circuit court Mollie Lamb was granted a divorce from Amos Lamb. The case of the Hoosier Drill com pany against G. A. Small was dis missed. Ethel Hoover has brought suit for divorce from Charles Hoover. The plaintiff also asks for custody of minor child. The December term of court is now under way, but there has been no call made for the jury term as yet and its makeup is not known at this time. Not Settled. The pole controversy has not yet been settled by the cities and various companies interested. It is expected that the council will take up this matter at its next session and that some definite understanding will be reached with reference to what poles are to be remoyed from the streets and alleys. " ;"" ;' ' UASONIC TEMPLE PHOTO BY .A I r. If ti AS JAMES 0. MARTIN Will Again be Named as a Police Commissioner, It Is Said. On Janurv 1 the term of Jnmaa G. Martin, Demi-cratic member of the board of met opolitan police commissioner---, will ex pire, and Gov. Durbin will fill the vacancy at the same time similar appointments are made for various other cities tha come under this law. It is stated that Mr. Martin is willing to serve another term, and it is thou?bt alto gether probable that Gov. Durbin will reappoint him. Chance for Richmond. The IAtLA'tt'M"as- infoftwpd day that there is really a chance for Richmond to obtain the proposed home fur orphans of members of the Knights of Pythias. The matter is in the hands of the Rathbone Sisters of the state ar.d the members of Calao the -Temple of Rchmnd are endeavoring to work up interest in behalf of their city. A farm site is desired. The institution will be one of considerable magnitude and is worth trying for. The Creamery Trust. The Mullen Blackledge company of Indianapolis wbich procured options on many creameries in Indiana and which has intended to bring about a combine of such establishments may not succeed. According to Indian apolis papers the options on the plants in that city have expired and renewals have been refused unless some cash consideration should be given, it is reported: that the op tions on the c eamery plants in Wayne county uary 1. will expire on Jan- Will Issue Passes. Local railroad cfficiaK have been interested in the proposed movement il!vCf.ntr1 Trffic association to abolish the free pass system It has leaked out, however, that the meet-; mg of the ass-x:i itiou failed Toratiry, the resolution and passes will b ex- i changed between railroad- as h-re- tofore. This y'ar the C. R. .fc M as well as the G. R & I a.d th- Pai-1 handle divisions w.li ctiie ui d-r this rule and will rcc-;v uuti give cour- tesies of this nature. , The Local Fair. The projctors of the new fair as sociation state that it is expected to have the permanent organization perfected and things booming for , next year's show lontr before the song , ot the blue bird is heard in the: spring it is nopea mat oy starting in earlier and keepirir thinsrs on the hustle throughout the early summer the fair will Le what has long been desired It is also anticipated that there will be some n eded im provements made at the grounds. Marion Service. I had been the hopes of the C. R. & M. officials to establish train service into Marion within a few days According to statements published in the Marion papers, how ever, this has been found impossible. Tne company is using ail men possi ble to complete the road into Peru by January 1 in order that the subsi dy voted there may be obtained. For this reason the company has delayed the establishment of regular, train service irto Marion, and the north- termintu is still at PowlertMu -RICHMOND PJ6T0FFICE. K. F. UAI.BKV. ' 0 0 0 0 n 1 ELKS PROSPERING. The Local Lodge is Having , a Phenomenal Growth at Present. , Richmond, Wge of Elks bad a splendid mating last tveni'gand s-everal candidates vwere initiated. The lodge is just row experiencing phenomenal growth Starting out lees than a year ago with about thirty mmers there are now nearly ore hundr d, and prospects fr many n.ore i; ten a future. Visiting E!ks who have been given opportu nity of taking a pep into the lodg acd lodge rooms declare them to bo the finest they have visited. One of the oermanent features of the local lodtrf jslhe setting apart every Wed toe hr teKma o e joy the privileges of the" club rooms' L7p3a these occasions the gentlemen are not admitted. The Gas Situation. Despite the fact that the local na tural eas pressure has shown sigr s of diminishing duricg the past few days as a re-ult of the cold snap the supply seems somewhat better than last year dnring similar weather. The Henry county fuel is pouring through the pipe line to Richmond bv the natural tnvssur. wbich is of course decreased considerably by the friction in the pipes. When the New Castle people conclude their fiVbt against the lce.il company and the pumping machinr ry, now ready for operation, can he ued there is every rea-oa to bi-lieve that the con ditions wili be differed. Peace Association. The Peace Association of Friends 'of America, of which H. Lavina Buley of this city is secretary, has issued an address to the members of the denomination urging the observ ance of peace Sunday. This will be December 15. The address suggests that the collections taken be devoted : to the cause of pace, half to go to the yearly meetings 'and half to the national association, R. . n . . D,9 D lOmpieieO. ; Tue annual fall street cleaning jab which has been going on for several weeks by Street Commissioner Genn was completed today. All of tie streets and alleys iu'the city have been go&e over. The street commis sioner states teat while much work has ben done in h:s department this fall, he dues not thick that the ex panses for the jeer will equal those of last vear. Miss Edvards Work. Miss Fannie Edwards, fnrmerlv of Richmond, and one of the bett known evangelists in this part of the coun- try, is now noldme a series or re vival meetings ia Preble county, in connection with the Rev.Mr. Powell It is said that her success is phenom enal and scores of converts are be ing made. South Extension. The story printed a few days ago by Indianapolis ' newspapers to the etfect that the C. R. & M. is arrang ing to extend the line to Cincinnati I irom vxniage tirove. ar.a tnat tne company is endeavoring to secure the right of way over the Four-Mile railroad - which runs directly into Cincinnati, is . believed . to be true. Engineer Jackson of the C - R. & M. was in Richmond todar and 1 be :was 4wked coMserning tfee dispatch , He said that he had not seen the story. He denied that any survey had been made of this proposed route, but did not say that the company was not contemplating it. As it is pretty generally understood that the com pany is desirous of getting into Cin ionati as quickly possible, the belief prevails that the definite route will miod be selected if it has not already been. Historical Society. Joseph RatlifT of the Wayne coun ty historical society stated today chaton next Saturday the executive cnmraitte" will mtet to arrange the program for the ensuing year. The next regular meetirg of the scc'ety will oocur in February. Miss Stone Positively Alive. Washington, D. C, Pec. 6. -The secretary of state received advices lated yesterday that positive knowl edge has been obtained that Miss Stone and Madam Tsilka were still alive. COMPANY FORMED The Hussey Mower Is to Be On the Market Very , Soon. Alfred Potts and William L. Elder of Indianapolis, who have been in Richmond for some time past in the interest of the Hussey mower, have brought about a complete organiza tion. Enough subscriptions have been received to insure the necessary capital and the concern is to be tn)n as the Hussey Mower and Im plement company. H. E. Robinson, E. G. Hibberd and Richard Sedg wick have been added to the board of directors. The officers selected are as follows: President E. B, Hussey. Treasurer Samuel Dickinson. Secretary A. L. Hibberd. Ray W. Hussey, the inventor of the mower, is to be the general manager of the business. The company will begin manufacturing the mowers at their plant in Dublin next week. They have every prospect of success. OFFICERSNAMED. ! Meredith Post SelcMs T Its Leaders for Eii-'Vl suing Year. Sol Meredith Post G. A R met last night and elected the following offic jrs for the ensuing year: Post Commander William Ker man. Senior Vice Commander James H. Vanzant. Junior Vice Commander Frank Howells. Quartermaster Charles R. Un thank. Surgeon Dr. W. B Graham. Chaplain William K. Young. i Officer-of-the-Day Nathaniel Par- j shall. Officer-of-the-Guard Martin L. Grase. Librarian John H. Campbell. Trustee John F. Davenport. Comrade Kerman, who was chosen commander, has the distinction of being the first chief officer of the post who was named by acclamation, a fact that attests to the high esteem in which he is held by his comrades. The representatives named for the next encampment, department of In diana, are all past post commanders and the delegates are as follows: Frank J. Brown, William L. Seaney, John S. Iredell and George Mub'. Alternates: O. D, Evans, John El liott, John H. Campbeil and William Allen. The adjutant, fergeant-major and quartermaster sergeant are appoint ive offices acd will be named at the installation in January, which will joint with the W. R. C. At the last meeting night in the month the annual memorial services of Sol Meredith post will be held. This wiil also be held jointly with the W. R. C. Some time ago the post passed a resolution to the effect that the Indiana congressmen, both repre sentatives and senators, should be asked to use their efforts to pass a 1 iw whereby ships for the navy should be built in the various yards, so dividing the work that more soldiers and sailors of the civil war ould be given employment. bol Meredith post received letters from both Senators Fairbanks and Bever idge and they were read last night. The proposed measure was endorsed by both. Favorable to New Treaty. j Washington, D. C, Dec. 6. The I senate committee on foreign rela- tions today voted to seport favorably j on the Hay-Poncefote treaty. t --. Marriage Licenses. , Otto H.Weber and Rose Ella Moor man, of Richmond. - Harry Patrick Cook and Emma Eloff.of Richmond. ' "r-; "V- vi GIVEN PROMOTION. CHIEF CLERK H0CKEN BEAMER TO LEAVE. Will Go to General Offices of B. & 0. Charley Green to Suc ceed Him. August Hockenbeamer, who for the past two vears has been the chief clerk in th office of the superintend-, ent of the Richmond division of the Panhandle, will leave' Richmond on January 1 and will take an important position in the general offices of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad at Balti more.. The change is in the nature of a promotion and that it is well de served is well known by Mr. Hocken beamer's friends in general and h's railroad associates in particular. He came to Richmond about two years ago from Logac sport, where he had been in the Pan handle service for thirteen rears. He was in the oftice of Supt. J S. May until the latter 's retire ment and then became the chief clerk to Supt. Obliger. The B. & O. is now under the control of the IVnn sylvania system and L. F. Loree, formerly fourth vice-president of the Pennsylvania Lines, is president of the road. He has taken with him numerous officials of the "Pennsyl vania Lice, east and west of Pitts burg, and Mr. Hockenbeamer is one of those upon whom an honor has been bestowed. His numerous friends in Richmond and Logansport will be pleased to learn of his success. Charles L. Green a well known Richmond young man who has beea in the division superintendent's office for eighteen years and who i& one of the company's most faithful and competant employes, has been selected to succeed Mr. Hoekenbem er and this is also a deserved pro motion. REID ANR LEEDS Have Upper Hand on Rock The report 1 ew.Teat antoeg rail- -road men that the Pennsylvania may obtain control of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, says the Indianapo lis News. The controlliig interest in the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific is owned by the Moore brothers of Chicago and Dan Reid and W. B. Leeds, formerly of Richmond. Reid and Leeds have refused offers for their stock and it is understood that the Moore brothers, who are in all deals with the former Richmond men, will not sell unless they do. The Pennsylvania, it is understood, is trying to get hold of the stock owned by these men, but has not yet suc ceeded. - DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Tanueman Anna B. Tangeman, daughter of Mr. and - Mrs. Henry Tangeman, died yesterday at 11:30 of kidney trouble at the borne of her parents on north second street, at the age of 22 years. The deceased was a bright young girl, and bad bjr har beautiful traits of character sur rounded herself with a large circle of friends who deeply mourn their sad loss. A father and mother, two sis ters, Mrs. Harry Brokamp and Miss Nora Tangeman, and one brother,. Edward, are left to mourn a devoted daughter and sister. The funeral will occur Saturday from St. Mary's, at 9 a. m. , Pfeiffeb The funeral of Maxi milian Pfeitfer occurred this morn ing at 9 o'clock from St. Andrew's Catholic church, the Rev. Father Roell officiating. Tre interment wa& at St. Andrew's cemetery. The Flower Mission. The regular monthly meeting of the Richmond flower mission society occurred this afternoon at the borne of Miss Bertha Whitridge, south, eighth street. The reports of the officers showed tbat much work has ! been done during the winter up to. this time, and a number of cases are under attention at this time. The society cleared in the neighborhood of $75 cn the home talent entertain ment given by the Richmond Dra. matic club recently. Stockholders' Meeting. A meeting of the shareholders in the Union National Bank of Rich-. , mondjlad., will beheld at 1 o'ekxfr p. m. at the banking house on Tues day, January J4, 11)02, for the pur pose of electing seven directors to serve the ensuing year, acd the? transaction of any other business that may come before the meetiag - M. C- Hxirrr Vice-President. .- Dec. 6,19eL, w-.v , dtwS 4fri& , isianp icaiirpo oiocs. i .f ,- 1 ' v.. .