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RICHAIOXD DAILY PAXiULDIUM MONDAY, BECEMBEB 23. 1901
Hichmond Palladium MONDAY. DEC. 23. 1901. PuMifhed rrrrf erroiDg Sunday ncvpted) try TILE PALLADIUM CO. OM4 mw Phones M.21. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION t Om r fey nail, paatag paid - - S3.0C OaaaMtath " " -- .26 Om wMk, by aarriar ----- .06 Senator Fairbanks has contrib ted 11,000 to the McKioley memorial fund and $1,000 for the Harrison monument. A dispatch from London states that the brigands who are holding Miss Stone for a ransom have lowered their price. It is jossible that they are in need of some ready Christmas money. Santa Claus has only two- more days in which to do his shopping. Judging from the loads of trinkets that passed along the street Satur day night his sleigh must be pretty well loaded. The weather indicates now that his reindeers will have hard pull, but they will "get there all the same. Whatever may be said as to the method used by the President in re buking Geo. Miles for his loose talk concerting the decision of the Schley court of inquiry it must be admitted that the rebuke was richly deserved It is a lesson that was badly needed in the army and navy. The familiar telephone phrase, "talking now," has long been too applicable to the lieu tenant general of the army. The President, like the rest of the Amer can people, is evidently becoming yery tired of the Schley controversy and is disposed to put his foot down on it hard. Rev. H. A. Ruchtel denies the story lately circulated that he and some friends were arrested in Colo rado for "cruelty to animals. " He thus explains how the story orig inated: A party of five ministers went hunting in the fall, and on their re turn two or three saloon loafers cir culated the repsrt that we brought in our horses in a condition which showed neglect. There were a few silly people took up the report, and it finally got into the papers. The owners of the horses have all signed a statement to the effect that , the hors s were in a good condition and tljat there is not a syllable of truth in the ridiculous report. It would be humorous if it were not so ridic ulous. Of course, there have been no arrests, and nothing which might be said to approach an arrest You know enough of this world to know that everything in the news papers is not to be believed. The story was un doubt intended as a joke, but, like a great many silly jokes, was taken seriously by a great many people. Dr. Buchtel is right when he says that "everything in the newspapers is not to be believed ." And when he says that, it might be added that the half has not been toid as to the sins of newspapers. But it must be said for them that not many newspapers would commit the sin against the vernacular that Chancel lor Bucktel commits in using the ex pression, "It would be humorous if it were not so ridiculous." It is perhaps not expecting too much of a chancellor of a uaiversity to assume that he would see this point if one of his students should remark that a thing "would be fuuuy if it were not so laughable. " But, then, the doc-tor mpy have been misquoted by the newspaper that first printed the above statement from him. The total depravity of type and the re-lie-ability of news papers may account for the awkward expression attributed to Dr. Buch teL. ' '' 1 "5 AMUSEMENTS. WALKER WHITESIDE. The first act is most spectacular. King Rober, arrogant an! un scrupulous, delvd ng himself with belief that the Duchess of Novarro, truly loved him, and that his confi dante Cosmo Visconti, would willing ly sacrifice his life for him, when in reality they were plotting for the assassination of Robert and the elevation of Visconti to the throne. Robert mingles with the common people on his birthday, meets Laura, a waif, and announces his intention of taking her to the palace. Renza, denounces him and Robert causes his shop to be demolished and Renza is thrown into prison. Laura at this time was unconscious of the fact that she had attracted the king to her and hi3 exhibition ol soveri eignty sublime causes her to dislike him and she leaves him. The scene takes place before a cathederal and as Renza is led away, there comes a chant, "He hath put down the mighty from their : seats, and has exalted them to low degree;" Robert defiantly cries. "There is no power can push me from my throne." The defiance arouses a Celestial power and there is instant ly a terrific electrical 6torm. A voice says, Ar ttou the King. Still defiant Robert, "Yes, 1 am tne King." "Learn then who made the King," replies the voice and the storm ceases as suddenly as it com menced and as the brightness of the day returns Robert is espied, cringing at the steps of the cathedral, despoil ed of his royal raiment and garbed in rags but still crying out that he is King. The people who had but a few moments before acclaimed him their King and ruler, treat him as a fool. The climax is most intense. The remainiug acts carry Robert through a stage of servitude in the garden of Niccolo, an ex-jester at his court. Laura is a singer in the gar den and love ripens between the twain. Robert all the time stoutly maintains that he is King, and that an usurper is on his throne. The conspirators evidently knew not that a transformation had been worked and they plotted and sought to kill the ruler, but at each attempt a supernatural power staved their hand. Finally Robert admits the Divine supremicy and he is restored to his rights and Laura goes to the palace to reign with him. There are sixty people in the cast. ' .. , TONIGHT. Tonight the Twin Sisters De Lacour Dramatic company will open tbeir engagement at tne I'mUips opera house, presenting the beauti ful play. The Village Vagabond. The vaudeville feature presented by this company promises to exceed any thing heretofore seen in this city at popular prices. An orchestra of twelve is carried by the De Lacour company. Much special scenery will be used during each perform ance. L.adies free tickets tonight only. Neck ruches Sl.oO to $12. Black and colors. Smith & Sherman. You can get f2 in trading stamps with every dollar's worth of groceries or turkey you buy Saturday, Mon day or Tuesday at Harmeier's grocery, corner thirteenth and Main street. Telephone 1111. 21d2t Buy your shoes at H. Stiens. Crnets7rtiir8. lace cur tains and draperies at special low prices. Kolte & Kemper. Dress suit cases at Fletcher's. ET) o asm Fall line of skates at Irvin Keecl & Sons. Last Day. Special sale ' ; Smoking Jackets. The Big Store. Silk pot'icoats So to $20. Smith & Sherman, PHILLIPS i o o OPERA HOUSE MURRAY A SWISHER. Lessees and Managers. iturday Matinee and Night, December 28th. Jl'ST TO MAKE YOU LAUtiH. THAT'S ALL. Chas. E. Schilling presents TWO MARRIED IVI E 1 by ge eiesx All new specialties. Special scenery. Clever comedians. Pretty girls. The laughing hit of three seasons. Kl( ES-MATIXEE,niIlI)RE lOe. AlU'LTS SOc. EVEMN(i-U)W EK FLOOR 35 AND &tr. BALCONY 5 AND Uoc, (iAI.LEltV 15c. Seat sale opens at Westcott Pharmacy on Thursday, Dtfceuiber --. Christmas Sujgglestioini To Music Lovers The ideal gift should contain enough usefulness and b3auty to make it doubly prized. We can suggest nothing that will meet these requirements more fully than the selection of a beautiful Starr Piano. Silent Piano Brought to Life. No longer any excuse for your piano remaining idle when so perfect a piano player as the Cecilian is within your easy reach. The Cecilian olavs perfectly anv corrmosition ever writ ten, and with your help will give the shading and phrasing as intended by the composer and sugges'ed by your moo i. Come in and operate it. then voir-Jvill realize the pleasure to be derived from it ... To Belated Piano Buyers. BARGAIN. Chase Square Grand Piano. Fine condition. A DECIDED Marshall & Smith Square Piano. Elegant tone. Several very good Organs that we will sell at reduced prices. There is very little time remaining to finish your Christmas buying, and as it is a loner time between nfirisVl- mas we advise immediate attention. Starr Piano Salesrooms, Open evenings till 9 o'clock. 935 MAIN STREET. A EN NET! Theatre. MURRAY & SWISHER. Les.see and Manager. Friday, December 27. Shipman Brothers present Mr. Walker Whiteside And an incomparable company in thr powerful play ROBERT OF SICILY Founded upon Longfellow's famous bal lad of tne same name. Staged by Max Freeman Incidental music by Julian Edwards. Gowns and costumes by Maurice Herman An elabo-ate scenic production from the studio of D. Frank Dodge, Herald Square Theatre, New York. 30 People in the Cast. Prices: Lower floor f l.oO, f 1.00 and 5c: Balcony 75 and 50c; Gallery 25c. Seat sale opens at 'Westcott Pharmacy on Chnstmas moraug. TRUE MERIT ALWAYS WINS. This is the reason why the candies made only at the Greek candy store are in such great demand. They make pure candies for the baby and for grandma, for the boys and girls, for papa and mamma; in fact for one and all. In the quality and flavor of their Christmas candies they have eclipsed all their previous efforts. Call and see the beautiful designs of their Christmas boxes, varying in price from 20c to 15. GREEK CAM STORE, 6'IIUIST. A savings account opened for your friend or relative is a most sensible holiday gift. The "Ladies of the Christian church will have a turkey dinner at Pythian temple tomorrow from 11 to 1:30. Money to Loan and Money to Save BY BORROWING OK Bl'YIXG AT TIIK American Loan Co. Lots of unredeemed Watches, Jew elry and Musical Instruments for sale at very low prices. American Loan Co. 526 Main St. All our fars 1-4 off. Smith & Sherman. Remember we are selling shoes and slippers. Henry Stiens. See Jenkins big wholesale stock. A Starr piano in add double pleasures mas happiness. your home will to your Christ- iLast Day. Special Sale Umbrellas. The Big Store. if in m about a Xmas gift call at Spencer & Co.'s Jewelry Store. A fine assortment of fine, rich goods . . . . . We have just received a fine assortment of Diamond Rings that we will sell from $15 to $50, worth nearly twice this amount. We have cut the clock prices to one-half TRADING STAMPS WHEN ASKED FOR SPENCER & CO., Pohne 1383. 1002 MAIN.