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FALL AUDI WKEKI. KXTABUSHED1H31. UA1LV TABUHU 1M7M. BICHMOXU DAILY PALLADI UM, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1101. ONE CENT A COPY. BAILT t HAKING TROUBLE FOR THE GAS COMPANY AT CHESTERFIELD. A Suit is Filed to Restrain Company From Aban- donlng the Gas Wells There. 1 The Richmond Natural Gas com- paD j baa been having - trials at. a tribulations galore ia Henry county and now comes more of the same kind of trouble in Madison county. is in tienry county oe peopie wu i restrain the company irom pumping or taking gas from tne hela. j o re verse matters the Madison county people want the company restrained from abandoning the gas wells' there. Yesterday at Anderson, San ford Bronnenberg mt Chesterfield brought suit against the local gas company to restrain it from pulling the casing and abandoning the wells - which were drilled more than a dozen years ago on his farm. This is said to be the first of numerous suits that will be filed against the Richmond com pany in the event that this one is successful. A dispatch from Ches terfield avs: The Richmond company has under lease many hundred acres of land in this territor on which there are many fairly good gas producing wells, but not of sufficient strength to supply Richmond. Afterjmoving its pump in? station and gas mains it proceed ed to pull the pipe and plug the wells To this the farmers, who have been obtaining free fuel and a tlOO annual rental, are vigorously remonstrat ing. The action of Mr. Bronnenberg, asking for a restraining order, is be ing watched with interest by the other lessors. It is understood that the company proposed selling the wells, but the farmers contend that so long as they produce gas the com pany can not cut them off without violatiugl ase stipulations. Red Men Officers, Hokendauqua tribe 196, Improved 17 M nlwtM) thn following chiefs for tbeeasuinff term '"'w"w ' TfopneT Ed warn ruuanis. Sicbem txlgar Stout. Senior Sagamore Wesley Browr. Junior Sagamore Henry Shep pard. C. or R. John W. Towle. C. of W. Richard O. Allen. K. of W. Frank S. Neal. Trustees Ed Valentine eighteen moons, and George J. Knollenberg twelve moons. MAY BEPRESIDENT William B. Leeds May Head Chicago & Rock Island. It is said on apparently author ise advice that William B. Leeds will succeed W. G. Purdy as presi dent of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway company on January 1, 1903. Mr. Leeds wcs elected a director of the Rock Island last Jane to give the Moore brothers additional repre sentation on the board. His selec tion as president would indicate tht the Moore brothers and their friends have secured absolute control of the road. A Knollenberg Souvenir. Ed Dilbey ha-t taken a series cf photographs of the various depart ments of the store of the Geo. II. Kno'lenberg Co., which are to be convertrd into halftones and printed m book form as a souvenir. Ainoni? the other pictures it will contain will be that of the original Knollenberg store t he one in which Mr. Knollen berg began business in 1S66. The souvenir will be rerdy by the first of the new year and it promises to be a very handsom affair. TO GIVE PICTURE. , , D. G. Reid to Make a Gift toj The Warner School j Building. j The Warner school building on north seventh street will soon have a picture on its walls that will be the gift of Daniel G. Reid of New York. It was in the Warner building that i Mr. Reid's children went to school and recently he wrote to one of the , teachers of the building offering to purchase a picture for the building if it were selected by the teachers. The teachers of the building have ac ' cep ted the kind offer bat Dave sug- himself make Cereals Still Booming. Chicago. 111., Dec 7. There were enormous transactions again in ce reals owing to loads of outside buy ing orders. December wheat reached 78 and May wheat 81 December corn sold as high as 65 J, May 6SJ. May oats 461. ,, ' -- - ' . Another Bank Robbed. . Delta. O , Dec 7. The bank of the Arch bald Banking company at Arch bald, this county, was robbed last night bv three burglars of $2,000 in gold and currency. The thieves es caped in a stolen surrey. John Huff-J man, a resident of the town, was slightly wounded by a shot of one of the burglars. y ...... , " V- -. - Anniversary. The sixty-second wedJHg anni versary of Mr. and Mrs. Marion L. Bundy occurred yesterday at their home in New Castle. Mr. Bundy, who is one of the best known men in eastern Indiana, was born in North Carolina in 1818 and he came to Rich mond wbeu a boy. Shortly after ward he removed to New "Castle. Yesterday's celebration was in th nature of a family dinner at which numerous of the near relatives were pr. sent. NEiylARpERE. More Rolling Stock for the Local Street Railway Company. has received six more cars for the city lines. While the cars are new for Richmond they are not fresh from the factory, although they are practically as good. They were pur chased from the Cincinnati Street Railway company and are a part of the equipment recently replaced by bigger cars. It is said that they were in use but a short time, and are in first-class condition. The survey of the Cambridge City extension is to be made within the course of a few weeks, but it has not been definitely decided whether or not the work of constructing the grae will begin before spring or not. V Selected oWers. r The ladies of the W. R. C. have elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President Mrs. Lizzie Mansfield. Sen'or Vice-Pres. Mary White. Junior Vice-Pres. Susie Lough. Chaplain Ellen Burr. Treasurer AnnaFetta. Conductor Mary E. Dempsey. Guard Amelia Bartel. Delegates to the department con vention, which will beheld ia May Mrs. Jennie Barnes and Mrs. Sned iker. Alternates Mrs. Hannah Cox and Mrs. Primier. More Promotions. By the promotion of Charley Green of the superintendent's office to chief clerk to Supt. Ohliger, there will be a general shifting in that office. Will Carney. Chelsea Hazel ton and George McKone each being promoted. CLOSE TOGETHER. Two Old Army Comrades Lie Buried as They Wished to Be. Yesterdav afternoon at Andersen Henry Sherman, an aged man, was buried. He was instantly killed the day beford as a result of being struck by a train. Something more than a year ago Sherman was in Richmond with a man named Matthew Owens The two were raised together, it is related, entered the army toge her and were mustered out of the service at the same time. They lived here together for considerable time and when Owens died the body wur taken to Anderson for interment and Sher man left Richmond at the same time. Pievious to the death of Owens they both e xpressf d a desire to be buried side by side, and this wish was car ried out yesterday to the letter, when the remains of Sherman were laid at rest alongside of the tody of his old time comrade. For New Trees. Next spring the secretary of agri culture will distribute throughout the country young trees and seeds. Each member of congress will be asked to furnish a list of constituents to whom he would like to have trees or seeds sent' The seedlings will be grown in the government propagat ing houses and. forwarded to their destinations with ' specific instruc tions as to how they should be raised and cared for. : In this way the gov ernment expects to start several mil lion new trees every jeer. gested that Mr. Reid the selection. A BITTER CONTEST Trade JtirisUit-.tiun and An toiioiny 'Confront Feder ation of Labor. - . 31 AY IJE A HITCH OX IT When Tlies Q iet:-on Cme Befre .-the Convention Warm liscu- siou W ill Likrly Ensue. llany f Resnln ions Have Been Sub " inittfd aiil l!iisin-s-i U Bviujy; - Dispatched. - Scranton. Pa., Dec. 7. The conven tion of the American Federation of Labor'has already disposed of consid erable routine business. There is a full attendance of delegates and busi ness is being transacted without a hitch or much discussion. Thus far 88 resolutions have been presented and referred .. to committees. They cover nearly every variety of subjects that affect workmen. One of them contained a denunciation of Wu Tins Fang, the Chinese minister, for an alleged derogatory remark against the American people, and another convey ed the "sincere and hearty .thanks of the Federation of Labor to President Roosevelt for the position he took in his message to congress on the ques tion of Chinese exclusion. Among the more important resolu tions presented are these: Denounc ing Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese min ister, for having made the alleged re mark that when the American people "are biased, they are beyond argu ment, and reason does not appeal to them"; asking workmen to unite for Independent political action in a party having for its avowed object the over throw of the capitalistic system of production and distribution and the establishment - of the co-operative commonwealth ; asking congress to amend the Geary act so as to exclude Chinese, Japanese, Malays and all people of Asiatic extraction and to prevent the use of. the American Pa-: ciflc island possessions as a bridge over which excluded races may pass: to the United States; denouncing antt- at ptinr if sUMfrtto brokers business is legitimate, a con venience to the public, and ,-a means of cheapening railway travel; asking congress for the right of suffrage for the citizens of the District of Colum bia; providing for a general defense fund by levying a tax of 2 cents per month on every man in the American Federation of Labor; amending the alien contract labor law so as to in clude musicians. A batch of resolu tions dealing with trade jurisdiction and trade autonomy were also introduced.- A bitter contest may be waged by the delegates when the jurisdiction and autonomy questions come before the convention. . . . Of the Choir of the First English Lutheran Church. The concert of the choir of the First English Lutheran church will occur next Tuesday evening and ths program will be as follows: 1. Chorus, "C Let the Earth Re joice," Schnecker First English Lutheran Choir. 2. Cecillian, "Polka De La Reine" (Oo. 95), Rsff Mr. Bert Short. 3. "A Song of Sunshire," G. Thomas Miss Tgleman. 4. "Until Dawn." Parks Male Quartet. Oliver Nubaum, W. II. Lawson, Lee Nusbaum, Hen C. Bar tel. 5. "Butterflv" (Le Paplllion), La varelie Mr. Short. 6. (a) "Daisies." Hawley (b) '"The Nymph of the Rhine." Wekfrlin. 7. "Sylvia" Yalse Lente, Miss Igle man, Delrbes Mr. Short. 8. "O "Salutaris," Wiegand. Vo-! cal Trio Cora Eggemeyer, pnrjrano. Oliver Nusbaum, tenor, Lee B. Nus baum. baritone. U "Dinora" Valse Caprice, Op. 94. No. 3. Jaell Mr. Short 10 (a) Ich Weiss Nicht Warum" (b) "O Sonne Du Ziehest Nohluber die Berge," A.V. Fielitz. (c) 'Lass Mich dein Auge Kuessen Miss Igle man, 11. "Divine Lullaby," Parks Choir. Willie's Troubles. Willie Burden's. troubles seem to come in bunches. He was arrested a few days asro and jailed, ac told in the PiLLAwrs. Among the effects in his possession at the time of his arrest, other than a good sized jag, was a medical case. I could not be ascertained where this was obtained until yesterday, when the police found that it bad been taken from the office of Dr. W. G. Huffmaa on I waa srctw1 comc- CONCERT :h sixth street. A charge of lar against Burden ill be placed this act. I : Their New Officers. I Garfieid Circle Ladies of the G. A. f EE; have elected the following effieers: 'President. Mary Moilin. j Benior vice-president, Mary E. Graham. I Junior vice-president, Mary A. i Peer. V Treasurer, Sopba Droste. ! - Chaplain, -M. J. Marshall. I Conductor. Jennie Harris. Guard, Martha Lamm. Secretary, Eila C Howe. 1 The assistant conductor ard as sistant gjard will be appointed la ter. . Delegates to the convention which will be held in May are, Mrs. Ella C. (Howe, Mist Myrtle Pleasants; Alter-;jaatys-Mrs. Jennie Harrison, Mrs. -CeaLamb. STEEL IS BOUGHT. The Claim of the Eastern Indiana Traction Com r ; : . pany. The Eastern Indiana Traction com- Bny that, promises to build into cbravfed has, according to informa tion given out in Richmoud yester day, purchased the steel for the greater part of the line acd is ready to Ijegin operations as soon as the rigut of way entanglements have beeii settled. The company has had some trouble at Dunkirk, where no agreement has been reached as to the price to be paid for certain pieces of land. The company intends, it is said, to resort to condemnation pro ceedings. Council at its next meet ing will consider the proposed fran chise for this company over certain Richmond streets. The Rush Begins. Local merchants are experiencing considerable of a Christmas rush al ready. Most of the stores have at tractive displaj's of holiday goods in the windows and most of them are carrying bigger stocks of Christmas goods than usual, cwing to the fact that there is every indication of in creased business. Today was an ex ceptionally busy one with nearly all merchants, there being great num- '-2ptof-eountry people in the city..- Suit to be Filed. Charles E. Shiveley,who is a mem ber of the board of managers of the Indiana Retormatory at Jefferson ville, attended a meeting held yes terday at the institution. The con tractors, P. H. McCormack & Co.. of Columbus, Ind., were paid $12,500, the last estimate on the work. The contractors made a formal demand for $25,000 for ' extras" but the board declined to allow it. It is the understanding of the members of the board that the contractors will now bring suit against the state and the board will fight it. CASE OFlSFERT. Once Again a Motion to O Quash Information Will Be Made. The Seifert case, which? ha? come up for argument on technical points several times, will be called again during the present term of court. The Hon. Lewis D. Stubbs, who was appointed a special judge to hear the case is at present indisposed, and though not so ill that he is confined to the house, he is ui a'ole just now to preside in the case. When able to hear the case, the attorneys for Seifert will take the same procedure as before, that of making a motion to quash the information in tne affi davit. Lost at Sea. Readers will call to mind a dis patch in the newspapers a few days ago which told of the tragic dath of Mrs. Jennie Ruby McNeil of Union Citv. She fell overboard a steamer while entering New York harbor and was drowned. Mrs. McNeil was well-known to many Richmond peo ple, having visited" here frequently She was a cousin of Mrs. James Howes. Joint Representative. The Connersville News of yester day contained the following: "Roscoe E. Kirkman, of Richmoud. joint representative of Wavne and Fayette counties, was in the city, yesterday afternoon and last night, conferring with his Favette county ! waamueucy. Mr. Kirkman has ; made an able representative. and 1 maue an at will probably stand for reelection. Druids Dance The third annual social and danc ing party-of the local lodge of Druids will occur at Odd Fellows' hall on the evening of December 23. Bee- s , orchestra - will : f urnisn the p 1 W THE COURT HOUSED DIVORCE MILL WAS GRIND ING TODAY. Three Couples Were Civen Separations The Treas urer's Report on The Taxes. This was divorce day in the Wayne circuit court and Judre Fox granted permanent separations to three cou ples before the morninp session had adjourned. They were as follows: Flora M Gebhart from Mahlon (Je fa hart; Lewis C. Lawall from Corinnie B. Lawall; Mary F. Henderson from James W. Henderson. The December term jury has been drawn and the members are being summoned by Sheriff Unthank to re port to the court on next Thursday morning, when the case of Monger against Bart sob. will be called. It is a damage suit. Grand jurors have aho been drawn but there is no prob ability that there will be a call made for any grand jury investigations during the present term. Judge Fox will go to Portland next Monday to preside over the delibera tions of the Jav circuit court for two or three days, returning Thursday morning. County Treasurer Al Spelrenhier and Deputv Ed H. Eggemeyer have compiled figures pertaiuing to the tax collections for the year. The amount collected at the first install ment was $312,870.75; at the second installment, $228,617.74. The total collections for the year amounted to $541,488.50. The collections last year amounted to $344,873.40, the in crease for this year over that period being $96,615.01. This increase is of course due in greater part to the C, R. & M. subsidy tax. There is no printed docket for this term of the circuit court but the number of cases pending remains about the same as last term. None of the several criminal cases that will come nrk basbBjVdowr'iaJ at this time. . , " a railroaFrelic An Ancient Letter That is of Unusual Interest. Phil S. Binkley of East German town has sent to Richmond friends ar old letter received by himself when postmaster of that place thirty six years ago. It is an epistle from the superintendent of the Columbus & Indianapolis Central rail way, which later became the Indianapolis divis ion of the Panhandle. It reads as follows: Indianapolis, March 16, 1865. P. S. Binkley, Esq : Dear Sir: We are required, as you are probably aware, to pass all post office stations not exceeding fifteen miles per hour, and any person capa ble of carrying the mail should be able to band on the same at that speed. Please see if you can uot get some one to do it for $30 per year. Let me know the result. Yours truly. J. M. Lane, Supt. This was before the day of mail cranes, that are in use at all post office stations where the mail trains do not stop. At that time it was necessary for a man to stand close to the tractf with the mail sack in his hands so that it might b grabbed ty the hooks attached to the car. Ik was a delicate as well as a dangerous operation, and at the present day it might be difficult to find a man who would venture tackling the job even at the princely salary of $30 per year. Admiral Sampson's Health. Washington, D. C, Dec. 7. Ad miral Sampson s nealtn is very pre- carious: inecnances tor witnstana ing any serious shock are very slight. CHARLESMARLATT Will Be Police Commis sioner to Succeed Jas. Martin. The Pallamtm yesterday stated lint JamM Ci Martin. th IVmn- j rrlti. mpmhprof the Riehmond nnlir board, might succeed himself at the I end of his term, which expires on January 1. Since this statement was made, however, the Paixahitm has been informed that Governor Durbin will appoint Charles R. Marlatt as commissioner. Mr. Martin ka j served I faithfully and there has never . been 1 ft0! criticism of bis work, Mr, Mar- has been a life long friend of ernor Durbia and it is therefore regarded as strange that he should be named as a Richmond com missioner. That be will give excel lent service there is no doubt. McKlnley Memorial. Washington, D C , Dec. 7. The board of trustees of the McKinley Memorial association was in sesi"a today. Judire Wiliiam R. Day. Can ton, presiding, llverson Ritchie re ported that the work of organization had proceeded so that in ten days the whole country would be covered by state and local committees. Encouraging reports are re ceived from Hawaii, Alaska and Porto Rico. New England has already contributed generously. The movement met with almost immediate response from the south. The governors of North Carolina, Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida are especially earnest. Gov. Vansant of Minnesota says the school children of that state alone will raise $20,0u0. It is expected at today's meeting, to harmonize the work for memorials at Canton and Washington. A DAY STORY A Little Incident in Which Harrison and Fairbanks Figured. The following story told by W. E. M. Browne in one of the school rooms Friday during the ''Harrison Day" exercises aroused considerable en thusiasm among the pupils: "Away back in 78 or '79 when 1 was working for the Western Union Company in a big Chicago hotel." said Mr. Browne, "there came to my office window, just before noon one day, a very tall, pleasant faced gen tleman, stooping and peering through the opening, inquiring for a young man who cuuld write like lightning. Being informed that such a "freak" would be hard to find, he then stated that be "was looking for a Mr. Browne." I made myself known acd be then asked if I could come up to room 36 immediately after lunch and do some copyiog that bad to be done by 6 o'clock that evening. : 'pvwnlsepr3BteaHiyaeifa -aci, with pen and blotter, in tne room named in which, with the tall gen tleman, were two or three others, in eluding a stenographer, to all of whom I was introduced and immedi ately proceeded to business, which was to copy "what this tall gentle man, relieved at intervals by one much shorter and more serious look ing, read to me from a pile of manu script, which to me looked formida ble. No press operator ever wrote faster, or more steadily than I had to do that afternoon, keeping pace with those two perfect readers, evey sentence complete in phraseology and punctuation, and before six o'clock the short man informed me that the work, a transcript of testi mony in some railroad litigation, was done, and with the thanks of them both handed me a five dollar bill. "The point to this story," con tinued Mr. Browne, "is the fact that the short stout man was Benj. Harrison, shortly afterward United States senator from Indiana, acd eventually the President of the United States; and that the tall slender gentleman was Charles W. Fairbanks, now representing Indi ana in the U. S. senate, and who will bi the next President of tl:e United States." The applause which greeted this statement indicated the popularity of Senator Fairbanks among the children of that school at least. Mr. Cotton Here. F. A. Cotton of New Castle, for- j merlyin the office of the state super intendent of public instruction and at the present time a candidate for this office, was in Richmond today calling on friends. Mr. Cotton is regarded as one of the formidable candidates that will be presented for this office before the next state con- Tention. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Mannix George B. Mannix, aged 67 years, died Friday morning of lung fever, at his home, one , mile south of Economy. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the U. B. church. Economy. Steams George F. Steams, a for mer resident of this city and at one time engaged in business here, died this morning at Atlanta. Ga. The. remains will arrive here Monday. Williams Williard, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Salvin Williams, died last night at their .home, $00 north H street, and was buried in.' Earlbam cemetery this afternoon- Township teachers' institutes an being held in various parts of tte count y Cday. - . . . ---- HARRISON I I .Jf '