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ABIUMo aA a WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881. DAILY EST ABLISHEU 1876. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. MICMMONB X 4 X 'V WAYNE COUNTY LIEDICAL SOCIETY HOLDS FIRST REGULAR MEET ING OF THE YEAR. AT THE COURT HOUSE Excellent Program Rendered Papers Read and Discussed. . Thev first meeting of the "Wayne County Medical association for tha year 1904 was held yeterday after noon at the court house. The follow ing program had hcen prepared: Papers. "Fracture of Femur" Br. Mauk. "Puerperal Eclampsia'7 Dr. Watts. "Diphtheria" Dr. Ewing. "Locomotor Ataxia" Dr. Littell. Drs. Littell and Mauk were de tained and nnable to be present, and Dr. "Watts is confined to his home with a severe illness, so that the pa pers of these three were not read, but will be held over and called for next meeting. The afternoon was largely taken np in the reading of Dr. Ewing 's pa per and the discussion of diphtheria and its treatment. The question was up for discussion as to which was the best remedy for the disease. "With out a single dissenting voice, it was agreed by all that anti-toxin was the "sine qua non," the best thing to apply and, moreover, that it should be appliec) in the early stages of the disease. Furthermore, it was unani mously agreed that even if there misrht possibly be any doubt as to whether the patient was suffering from diphtheria or tonsilitis that antitoxin should be given early and should be continued in substantial doses. Thus, if the disease did final ly settle into diphtheria the patient would be on the safe side, while, if the disease proved nothing more than an attack of tonsilitis, no harm would be done and the antitoxin might have warded off the dread diphtheria. As to the use of antitoxin there was not a dissenting voice, all the physicians present being convinced that the above named remedy was the best and the only one to be applied. After the discussion the remainder of the afternoon was entirely taken up with the regular routine matters of business. The medical society is trying to get a suite of rooms to be used as a laboratory and a medical library, and is looking over the rooms at the court house preparatory to making a choice. The Wayne County Bar as sociation has a legal library, and the Medical society is getting up a medical library. At present there are forty nine members of the society. Physicians from all over the coun ty were present at this, the first meeting of the New Year. No appli cations for membership were received and the routine business was very light. The following physicians were in attendance: J. 15. Allen and J. N. Study, Cam ' bridtre City; M. W. Yencer, Boston; M. L Meek, Abington; O. N. Huff, Fountain City; C. S. Bond, L. G. . Bowers, A. L. Bramkamp, U. B. G. Ewing, G. II. Grant, R. R. ITonkins, M. F. Johnston, S. C. Mar5 y, C. Marvel, J. B. Meek, D. . Steven son, J. W. Strange and J M. Wamp ler, of this city. The next meeting of the Medical society will be held February 4th at the court house. The last Indiana health report gives the following diseases as caus ing the greatest mortality in the months in which they 'are placed: Januarj Diphtheria. February Pneumonia and influen za. March Scarlet fever and measles. April Tuberculosis and acute ar ticular rheumatism. July Sunstroke, apoplexy and malaria. August Dysentery and mucus Col itis. September Appendicitis. October Ulcer of the stomach and typhoid fever. , . DYING I Of a Young Man Should Have ' Weight. Fred Speer, aged 22, of Martins ville, Ind., died last week of con sumption, caused by excessive cigar ette smoking. His dying words were : "Oh, I wisih I could throw open the windows and call in all the boys who are smoking cigarettes and warn them against it. I would love to live long enough to walk through the streets and see that no men or boys were using cigarettes or intoxicating drinks. MOTHER BOBBERY YESTERDAY MRS. PLEAS ANT'S POCKET- BOOK SUDDENLY DISAP PEARS. V ITH FOUR DOLLARS The Good Lady at a Loss to Account . For Its Sudden Disappear ance. Mrs. Julia Pleasants, wife of Hardy Pleasants, 52S south ' twelfth street, had an experience yesterday afternoon that she can not account for readily. In the afternoon about half past 1 a messenger boy brought a telegram to her house, to be given to her sis ter. In her hurry she went to Mrs. Epps' to use the 'phone to tell her sister of the telegram, and, upon her returning, she found her pocket-book and $4 in money gone. The irj y was on one of the stair-steps. Mrs. Pleasants forgot to lock the door wher she went out. When she looked for her pocket-book she was greatly sur prised to find it gone. The ma-.r has been reported to the police. lASSJEEflG OF in WHO EMPLOY LABOR TO BE HELD HERE SOME TIME SOON The Object of the Meeting is to Gath er Employes of Organized Labor Into Closer Relation. Cincinnati, Jan. 7. A big mass meeting has been arranged. by the Employers' Association for the night of January 15. The meeting will be an open one and will be held at the Odeor. The object of the meeting is to gather the employers of organized labor into a closer organization. The speakers for the evening will be D. M. Parry, of Indianapolis, President of the Manufacturers' As sociation; F. W. Job, of Chicago; Secretary of the Chicago Employers' Association, and John Kirby, Jr., of Dayton, O., President of the Employ ers' Association there. The Employers' Association of Cin cinnati and vicinity was organized ' i October and now numbers about 2,500 Joseph C. Ilobart is President and Charles F. Waltz, Secretary. RIOTS AMONG MINERS. Meyersdrle, Pa., Jan. 8. Twc riots have occurred from plaeimr non union men in the strikers' places at Garrett. A grave outbreak is prob able at any time. AIOTHER HOLDUP I QUAKER CITY MRS. JAMES HOUTS, "WHILE ON HER WAY, HOME LAST NIGHT HELD-UP AND ROBBED Of Her Pocket-Book and Its Con tentsEd. Bodiker Ar rested. Last evening about 5:30 o'clock Mrs. James Houts, of Sheridan street, Fairview, in company" with Mrs. Arthur .Crump and Mrs. John Barrett, wrere on their way home from attending a meeting of the Aft ernoon Social club. When coming along north A street they noticed a man standing near the alley and made some passing remarks about him standing there. The trio went north on seventh street, and, when near B, right in the glare of the electric light, he came up back of the ladies and rushed right in front of them, and grabbed Mrs. Houts' pocket book, which was hanging by a chain from her wrist. The highwayman w7renched the purse from her wrist, leaving the chain. After securing the booty the man took to his heels,, running east on nofth B and south in the alley between seventh and eighth. The ladies were so surprised at the occurrence they were nonphissed for a time, but Mrs. Houts started after ; him,s creaming for help, but no on8 was in sight to render her aid, and the man escaped for a time. The matter was reporte dto police headquarters, and steps were at once taken to capture the offender. Sus picion pointed to Ed. Bodiker, and the police were put on his trail. Ed. was in the north end, and stopped at his sister's, where he deposited a pair of spectacles, door key and other things that were in the stolen purse. Officer Bundy. found Ed. at twelfth and north F streets at 6:45 o'clock, and arrested him, and got the articles left at his sister's house and brought them with Ed. to police headquarters, where he was locked up on suspicion. This morning t he was brought in the presence of Mrs. Houts, who at once identified him as the man. She also identified the glasses found at his sister's home as her's. Bodiker was taken before Mayor Zimmerman and plead guilty to hav ing the articles in his possession,, but would not plead guilty to stealing them. He asked for a trial and an attorney, and was given the privi lege, t His 'History. Bodiker is a bad man, and is guilty of a good many bad acts. Of late he had been at Dayton, but wras run out of that city. He is charged here with stealing his brother's clothes and several other offenses. He is a painter by trade, but has worked about the city at the various restaur ants, Lis employment at each place be ing brief. Plead Guilty. After consulting an attorney Bodi ker decided to plead guilty and was brought before Judge Fox for that purpose. He plead guilty to the charge of stealing and was sentenced from one to three years in the peni tentiary. This is what we call quick work. The young man was arrested last evening at 6:45, was brought before the mayor at 8:30 this morning and at ten plead guilty before Judge Fox and was immediately sentenced. GREEK HOLIDAY. The Greeks of "Richmond celebrated Christmas yesterday this difference of date is due to the fact that the Greeks with oilier nations holding to the faith of the Greek church still reckon time according to the old calen dar, this causes December 25th to fall on January 7th this year, being a difference of 13 days bclT.-ec'n the old and new calendar. '' - SUDDEN DEATH JERRY STEGALL A FOUNTAIN CITY BLACKSMITH FELL DEAD IN THE STREET. CAUSE HEART FAILURE Coroner Markley Called and Conduct ed an Inquest on the Remains. Jerry Stegall is one of the best known men in Fountain City, and well liked by everybody as. "the village blacksmith." This morning about 7:30 o'clock he was going to his shop as usual, feeling as well as common, but just as he was about to enter the shop he fell dead. " Great excitement prevailed for a time, and the remains were taken to his home and Coroner Markley noti fied. , Mr. Stegall was about sixty-six years of age, and was born'near Wil liamsburg. He leaves a wife and an adopted child. The funeral announcement will be made later. , Coroner's Verdict. Coroner Markley returned from Fountain City and says Mr. Stegall died from angina pectoris, or neural gia of the heart. OFFICER JUDGE APPOINTS MRS. LIBBIE CANDLER. TO THAT POSITION Some of the Duties Devolved Upon the Aforesaid Official. We now have in Wayne county a juvenile court, as provided by an act of the last legislaiu:?, and Judge Henry C. Fox is the judge. This morning he appointed Mrs. Libbie Candler to the important posi tion of probation officer. The law provides that when com plaint is made against a boy from 10 to 17 years of age and a girl from 17 to 18 years for the commission of any offense not punishable by law with imprisonment for life, or for which the penalty is death before any court having competent jurisdiction, the judge is to give notice to the pro bation Officer, who takes the matter in hand, looks into the parentage of the child and all other matters that come tinder her observation, and makes a report in writing of the some to the court. The court then in structs the probation officer as to Avhat disposition to make of the child put it in some good home, orphan age, etc. Salary. For her services the probation of ficer will receive $3 per daj? for every day's service rendered. REDUCTION IN COAL. (By Associated Press.) Clarksburg, W. Va., Jan. 8. A re duction of twenty-five cents a ton at the mines has been made by the Fair mont Coal company and Clarke Fuel company. Over-production and de crease in demand is assigned as the cause. The reduction of miners' wages is probable. SOCIALISTIC PAPERS. A Socialist paner published in Kansas has 500,000 circulation; an other in Missouri 50,000, and a maza zine now printed in Canada circulates -nore than 100,000 copies. PROBATION MRS. EDBERTON Who Was Stricken With Paralysis is Very Low. Mrs. R. H. Edgerton, mother of Charles F. Edgerton, who was strieken with paralysis Tuesday for the third time, is in a very precarious condi tion. She is one. of the best known women of Fountain City, and her large circle of friends hope for her complete recovery. UNIYERSITY LIBRARIAN MR. WILLIAM E. JENKINS, OF THIS CITY TO BE LIBRARIAN AT BLOOMINGTON. DR. LINDLEY'S CONCEPTION Of the Qualifications of Librarian and His Duties in That Position. Mr. William E. - Jenkins, of this city, was some time ago appointed li brarian of the State University, and will enter upon his duties at the be ginning of the college year. He is a graduate of the University ami did special work in literature at LelaTnd Standford University . after his graduation. Mr. Jenkins has gone east to acquaint himself with the lat est methods in library management. Upon the subject of Mr. Jenkins' ap pointment Dr. E. H. Lindley, of the University said that it is easy to get librarians, mere keepers of books, but not easy to find the necessary knowledge of books, the love of them in fact, joined to the qualities of heart and mind possessed by Mr. Jen kins. "For," said the doctor, "he is the salt of the earth." Dr. Lindley looks upon a library as a thing to be used by the student, as similated as food is and upon the ideal librarian as a profession of reading rather than a guard placed over a museum of books. FEDERAL JUDGE VANDEVEN TER SUSTAINS DEMURRER IN CASE TODAY. NOT A U. S. SENATOR At the Time He is Charged With Of ficial Malfeasance. , (By Associated Press.) Omaha, Neb., Jan. 8. Senator Detrieck is free on a technicality. In the United States circuit court today Judge Vandeventer sustained the de murrer of Senator Detrieck. The de murrer was based on the assumption that at the time when the alleged bribe took place, he was not a mem ber of the senate, because he had not taken the oath of office. The Judge held that he was not a member of the senate until the oath was takeen. This made it necessary for Ihe jury to re turn a verdict of not guilty. RELEASED. 1- Omaha, Neb., Jan. S. Senator Deitrieh was released and other in dictments nollied. Postmaster Fisher at Hastings was also released. SENATOR DETRIECK - NOT GUILTY WARLIKE MOVEMENTS RUSSIA'S REPLY TO THE LAST JAPANESE NOTE IS NOT REASSURING. IMPERIAL GUARD REVIEWED British Troops Ordered to be in Readiness for Active Service. (By Associated Press.) London, Jan. 8. The text of Rus sia 's reply to J apan 's last note was received here. The Japanese min ister, after reading it, said thehope for a peaceful settlement was grow ing less and less. Conditions are very grave. - Tokio, Jan. 8. The Emperor re viewed the imperial guard, number ing 25,000 men, today. The occas ion is regarded as possible leave taking between the Emperor and his soldiers. Hong Kong, Jan. 8. A detachment of 250 British troops were ordered" tc be in readiness for active service. The destination is not divulged. It is supposed to be in Pekin or Seoul. London, Jan. 8. A special from Tokio savs diplomacy has not said its last word, and still hopes hostilities may be averted. From the Russian legation is announced that negotia tions, will continue. STILL AETHER : SODDEN DEATD DAVID WERKING, AN OLD AND RESPECTED CITIZEN DIED AT MILTON PARALYSIS THE CAUSE Very Prominent and Leaves Several Children and Lots of Friends. David Werking, aged eighty years, an old and highly respected citizen of Milton, Ind., died this morning at 3' o'clock of paralysis. He had been sick only a few days. The deceased leaves a wife, four daughters and one son. The children are: Mrs. John Ohmit, Cambridge City; Mrs. Rayl, Lafayette; Minnie at home; Mrs. Alice Perkins, Tipton county, and Sherman, of Milton. The deceased was a member of the One Hundred and First Indiana regi ment in the civil war, and, during the Harrison administration, he was postmaster at Milton. He was a prominent Odd Fellow, which order will have charge of the funeral, which will occur Sunday at 1 o'clock from the Christian church at Milton. FOURTH WARD REPUBLICANS. Whereas, The county chairman; pursuant to a call of the Republican state committee, has designted tho time and place for the meeting of Re publican voters of Wayne township., on Saturday, the 9th day of January,. 1904, at 2 o'clock p. m., at the court house, for the election of precinct committeemen, ward chairman and delegates and alternate delegates to the district convention, now there fore, as chairman of the fourth ward, I earnestly request all . Republican voters of said ward to be present at said meeting, for the purpose of transacting said business aforesaid. J. II. . Taylor, Chairman.