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RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1904.
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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:
"Fracture of Femur" Br. Mauk.
"Puerperal Eclampsia'7 Dr.
"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
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
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
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:
February Pneumonia and influen
za. March Scarlet fever and measles.
April Tuberculosis and acute ar
July Sunstroke, apoplexy and
August Dysentery and mucus Col
itis. September Appendicitis.
October Ulcer of the stomach and
typhoid fever. , .
I Of a Young Man Should Have
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
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
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.
WHO EMPLOY LABOR TO BE
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
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.
I QUAKER CITY
MRS. JAMES HOUTS, "WHILE ON
HER WAY, HOME LAST
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
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
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
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.
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. '' -
A FOUNTAIN CITY BLACKSMITH
FELL DEAD IN THE
CAUSE HEART FAILURE
Coroner Markley Called and Conduct
ed an Inquest on the
Jerry Stegall is one of the best
known men in Fountain City, and well
liked by everybody as. "the village
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
Mr. Stegall was about sixty-six
years of age, and was born'near Wil
liamsburg. He leaves a wife and an
The funeral announcement will be
made later. ,
Coroner Markley returned from
Fountain City and says Mr. Stegall
died from angina pectoris, or neural
gia of the heart.
JUDGE APPOINTS MRS. LIBBIE
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
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.
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.
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
MR. WILLIAM E. JENKINS, OF
THIS CITY TO BE LIBRARIAN
Of the Qualifications of Librarian
and His Duties in That
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.
Omaha, Neb., Jan. S. Senator
Deitrieh was released and other in
dictments nollied. Postmaster Fisher
at Hastings was also released.
- NOT GUILTY
RUSSIA'S REPLY TO THE LAST
JAPANESE NOTE IS NOT
British Troops Ordered to be in
Readiness for Active
(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
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 :
DAVID WERKING, AN OLD AND
RESPECTED CITIZEN DIED
PARALYSIS THE CAUSE
Very Prominent and Leaves Several
Children and Lots of
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.
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