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AIM P A JL2L AD J U Mo - ........ i - . f ONE CENT A COPY. WEEKLY ESTABLiakED 1881 RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1904. !, V ., i i -i REP1LICMS WfflE TOFISHIP HOLD A MOST ENTHUSIASTIC CONVENTION AT THE COURT HOUSE. REGULAR LOVE FEAST Committeemen and Members County Central Committee Named, Also Delegates. of This is Republican day in this city and county. All over the county conventions are being held for the purpose of perfecting the county or ganization. In each township a com mitteeman is selected and also- a mem ber of the county central committee named. The Wayne township mass meet ing was held at the court house this afternoon. There was a good out pouring of Republicans. , It was a most enthusiastic gathering of the loyal boys who have in the past up held the interests and princples of the party, and are here today to re affirm their fealty and devotion to all that is pure in politics from a Re publican standpoint. Old men who have grown grey in the service were on hand, and took as deep interest in the affairs of the convention as they did in their palmy davs. The convention was a regular "love feast" and the greatest en thusiasm was displayed. The Meeting. At 2 o'clock W. C. Converse, eoun ty chairman, called the meeting to or der and read the call for the meet ing. lie announced me meeuug ueie i n 4i 4- r u : ing 01 me campaign, maiYing a. xcw remarks along the line of selecting good committees, etc., and urging all to uohold the hands of our worthy ConA-essman. James E. Watson, and fplf ns if nil were in favor of re-elect- ino- Senator Beverid-e Tie recommended that each ward be allowed one delegate, except the fourth and. fifth, which would be al- lowed two and one for the township outside of Richmond. On motion of R. E. Kirkman, W. E. Converse was elected permanent chairman of the meeting. On motion of John F. Taggart, De- mas S. Coe was made secretary of the meeting. On motion of William A. Bond the meeting was resolved into meetings of the various wards to select com mitteemen, members of the county central committee and delegates to the congressional convention. Precincts Outside of Richmond. No. 1 Committeeman J. C. Hor rell. . ' County Central Committee ome Shurley. No. 2 Sanford Ilenning. No. 3 Uriah Norris. No. 4 Harry Meek. Xo. 5 Xathan Garwood. Jer- Delegate to Convention Reid. Alternate Thomas Mertz Alex. The various wards reported as fol lows : First. Chairman of committee and mem- ber of county central committee John II. Russell. Delegate ' to Congressional Conven- tion Frederick Holthouse. Alternate Dr. Huffman. Precinct Committeemen. Sixth Oscar Mashmeyer.? Seventh Clinton Shurley. Eighth-Ed. Hollarn. Ninth Henry Scherb. Second. Committeeman Frank Frye. Delegate C. F. Dunn. Alternate Chas. Clawson. Precinct Committeemen. Tenth Ed. Dickinson. . Eleventh Ad. Hall. Twelfth John White. Thirtcenlh Dr. Dunham.- Third Ward. County Central Committee Norris. Edgar Fourteenth Precinct Dr. Chas. Marvel. Fifteenth Precinct Byran C. Rob bins. Sixteenth Precinct Elijah Lawton. Seventeenth Precinct Harmon Noss. Delegate Jesse S. Reeves. Alternate Dr. M. H. Johnson. Fourth Ward. County Central Committee John II .Taylor. Eighteenth Precinct Dr. Mc Divitt. Nineteenth Precinct Robert Mor- rey. , ! Twentieth Precinct Fred Haner. Twpntv-Spponrl Precinct Joe Hanseman. Twenty-First Precjnct Joe Ed wards. Delegates A. J. Hanes and Wm. Tate. Alternates Wm. Landwer and Chas. Chrisman. Fifth. County Central Committee Hor ace Baker. r 7$$? Selection of committeemen left to ward chairman. Delegates John S. Iredell and J. B. Gordon. (Continued on 4th page.) I! FORGERY JOHN SHIELDS OF WEST MAN CHESTER.O., ARRESTED ON ABOVE CHARGE THREATENED KILL HIM That's What His Son Would Do if He Didn't Get Money to Buy a Horse. . . (Special to Palladium. J "Rntnn. f. Jan. 9. John Shields or 7 West Manchester, O., was yesterday arrested on a charge of forgery. He needed money, he said, and had to get it in some way or his son would kili him. He says his son needed a horse and had no money with which to purchase one and he had to forge a note to secure the money. He was brought here and placed in jail. He will have a hearing soon. WRIT CAUSED IN THE OFFICE OF MATHER BROS.' COMPANY LAST NIGHT. NOT A THING MISSING The Back Door Key Gone The Mat ter Surrounded by Mystery. Last evening, as usual, the gas was I left burning in the office of Mather Bros', eompanj', on north G street, J and, when the policeman who patrols that beat came along, the light was out and the room dark. The police man carries a key to the office for convenience, so that in case of emer gency he may have ready access to the telephone. When he saw the light was out, he went into the office, where he found a window light had been broken near the lock. It is supposed the window was raised and some one entered, although nothing seems to have been disturbed. The only evidence that some one entered the room is that the back door was unlocked and again locked from the outside and the key taken. Mr. D. L. Mather said he supposed some person got in for the purpose of robbery, and, in some manner, was frightened aw,iy. CHARGED WM BROKEN WINDOW " . . I N . MOMENT SENATOR FAIRBANKS TO IN TRODUCE A JOTNT RESO LUTION FOR HARRISON STATUE To 'be Placed on Federal Building Site in Indianapolis The Reason For Resolution. Washinrton7 Jan. 9. Senator Fair - banks has prepared and will intro duce in the senate early next week a joint resolution permitting the con struction of the proposed statute of Benjamin Harrison on the federal building site in Indianapolis. While at home during the holidays, Senato Fairbanks had a conference with the directors of the Memorial association, at which the question of a location was thoroughly canvassed. It was agreed that the federal site was the proper one for the Harrison statute. It is understood that objection was made to accept permission from the government in the form of a revoc able license as was proposed by th seeretary of the treasui$r. A decis ion was reached that it would be bet ter to have congress authorize the jilacing of the statue on the govern ment land, and accordingly Senator Fairbanks will introduce a joint reso lution for the purpose. This measure will be approved by the treasury de partment. CHARLES FOSTER MED TODAY AT THE HOME OF GENERAL J. WAREN KEIFER IN SPRING FIELD, OHIO. WAS TO SPEND SUNDAY With the General The Ex-Governor's Condition is Exceed ingly Critical. (By Associated Press.) Springfield, O., Jan. 9. Ex-Governor Charles Foster is lying in a criti cal condition at the home of General J. Warren Keifer in this city. He had come here to spend Sunday with Keifer and intended to go with him to Governor Herriek's inauguration. Hate last night, in the library, Fos ter was seized with cerebral paraly sis and fell forward over a chair. He became unconscious. Today General Keifer reports his condition exceed ingly critical. No Hope. Springfield, O., Jan. 9. Dr. Vance, of Toledo, and Dr." Shepherd, of Day ton, have announced that there is no hope for Chas. Foster, and that the time of his death depends solely on the amount of his vitality. LATER. Springfield, O., Jan. 9. Ex-Governor Charles Foster died today, at 11:30 o'clock. Charles Foster, merchant and bank er, was born near Tiffin, Ohio, April 12, 1S2S. He was educated in the public schools, and Academy of Norfolk, O., and under private tutors in what is now Fostoria, to which place his father had removed. ' lie was engaged for fifty-six years continuously in banking and mer cantile business. . . On the outbreak of the civil war, he was appointed colonel of the One Hundred and First Ohio regiment, (Continued on fourth page.) HARR 0 SOKE CHANCES ON LUTED THE INDIANAPOLIS LIMITED WILL LEAVE ON CHANGE OF HOURS. BEGINNING MONDAY The New Hours Intended For Better Service to the Patrons of the Line. Beginning on next Monday, Jan uary 11, the Richmond Street and Interurban Railway company will run the Indianapolis limited cars on the following scheduled time: First, car at 7:45 a. m. next at 12:45 p. m. and at 4:45 p. m. Returning cars will leave Indian apolis at identically the same time. All conductors making connection with limited cars will stop at the Westcott hotel and "call out" the time of leaving of the limited. ' Patrons of the hotel who wish to take the limited for ' Indianapolis need not be on the anxious seat, as thev can depend on the announce- ments. ' CONTEST OVER. Eaton, O., Jan. 9. The hotly con tested race for the appointment of a tax inquisitor for Preble county is now at an end. Harvey Mills of West Alexandria is the lucky man. He is a son of Joseph Mills, Presi dent of the bank in that place, and an excellent young man. . TO COMEGT www P P. 9. B U. U. tt. 11. RUSHVTLLE ON THE PROPOSED LINE FROM GREENFIELD TO SALEM. ENTHUSIASTIC MEETIt G Trn!7''". Tit the .U-AU CtUMk W HUV w " Interest of Securing a Right of Way. Rushville, Ind., Jan. 9. Rushville is on the proposed line of an electric road to run from Greenfield to a point southeast of New Salem, where it will intersect the main line of the proposed Columbus, Greensburg and Richmond line, passing through Carthage, Rushville and New Salem. Charles W. Wilson and J. II. Orn dorff, representing the Columbus, Greensburg and Richmond Traction company, addressed ah enthusiastic citizens' meeting at the Columbia, in Carthage, Tuesday afternoon, on the proposition of the line through Car thage. The traction company asks the right of way through Ripley township, and Wm. Bundy, C. II. Gear and R. II. Hall were appointed a committee to assist Mr. Orndorff in confering with land owners. The contemplated . road will be double track, T rails and will have a grade eo.nal to a steam road, v J. lie people, at Carthage want a traction line and believe they stand a good show of getting this one. THE CROPS OF 1903. The final government crop estimate for the year makes the value of the 1903 production of chief agricultural commodities $2,534,187.3(17, as coin pared with .$2,017,895,421 for 1992 The falling ofT of something like $S4,- 000,000 is more than offset by highei cotton prices, cottou not being in cluded in the above estimate. Of our principal crops corn stands at the head. This year's: production 1 II 1111 is estimated" at 2,244,250,000 bushels, ! worth nearly $953,000,000. Last year's crop was 70,000,000 bushels in excess of 1903, and the value of the product xfas $1,017,000,000. Cotton probably comes next. If this year's yield aggravates 10,500,000 bales, the value of the crop ought to be at least $550,000,000 to $600,000,000. The hay crop, not usually considered when our principal agricultural commodit ies are mentioned, is valued at $556, 1 333,000, and spring and winter wheat are valued approximately at $443, 000,000. The real products of Ameri can farms are probably . worth $4, 000,000. . - ' While this year's production shows no startling increase in value, aside from the extraordinary jump in the price of cotton, the fact may be set Mown that the American farmer is a prosperous individual, says the Fi- i nancier. What is more important, in the present instance, is the fact that a industries must thrive when crops are bounteous and command good' prices WINTER ASSOCIATION WAYNE " COUNTY TEACHERS WTLZf HOLD ANNUAL MEET 7 ING FEB. 20, '04. , DR. EDA IN H. HUGHES President of De Pauw university Will Lecture Before the Meeting. The second meeting of the Wayne County Teachers' Association will be held in high school hall Saturday, February 20. Dr. t Edwin Holt Hughes, President of De Pauw Uni versity will lecture to the teachers and patrons of the schools in the forenoon. His subject has not yet been announced, but it will be one of extreme interest to all. The coming of Dr. Hughes to Richmond, is an event of no small consequence and we wish to give him a royal welcome. WAR AVERTED FOR THE PRESENT. (By Associated Press.) Paris, Jan. 9. Official advices re ceived here today further convince those in highest authority that theRus- so-Jananfise war crises nave been I x averted, at least for the present. REED SMOOT ANSWERS FOR HIMSELF. (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jan. 9. Senator Reed Smoot has preferred to an swer to protests "filed against him, and in which he denies absolutely that he has ever practiced polygamy, or that, as a Morman, he has taken any obligations inconsistent with his objections to his state or to the Unit ed States. GRAIN MARKET. Chicago, Jan. 9. Wheat, SGc; May corn, 42 7-Sc;.oatstf 3G l-2e. GENERAL GORDON DYING. fBv Associated Press.1 Miami, Fla., Jan. 9. General Gor don's condition is not improved. , It is believed he cannot survive twenty- four hours. ft v 1 !tj NEW LIGHT ON THE SUBJECT. (Bv Associated Press.) Chicago, Jan. 9. John Beekles, employed by the Construction com pany which built the Iroquois theater, testified today beiore the coroner that there was a fire in the basement of that theater on the first night it opened, which was caused by an ex plosion of a gas tank. REYES LEAVES WASHINGTON. Washington. Jan. 9. General ii-eyes Jias gone to isaiiimore 10 ue treated by a. specialist. He will not return to Washington unless he re ceives an intimation from the state department that he can be of service in averting a rupture. . 1 r-ii: i i . EXTRA PAY FOB COUNTY CLERKS THE SUPREME COURT PASSES ON RIGHT TO KEEP ALLOW- , ANCES FOR WORK. OUT OF REGULAR DUTIES Judge Hadley Renders an Opinion in a Case From Dearborn County. v .. Huntington, Ind., Jan. 9. The su preme court today held that when a county clerk is required to do ex traordinary work outside of his offi cial duties, for which the board of commissioners makes him an allow ance, this allowance need not be paid into the county treasury, but belongs to the clerk. A judgment holding v that the clerk of Dearborn county was not liable on his bond for $1G0 paid him by the county for copying a "complete record" that had fallen to pieces, was affirmed. Judge Had ley said: "It is clear that the legislature in fixing the just and reasonable salary of the several county officers had in mind and based the amount on salary allowed upon the current ' ordinary duties required of the officers. In the very nature of things the assembly could not and we will not assume that it attempted to pass a fair and just salary law to cover all extraor dinary and unexpected happenings that shall require the expenditure of . much "money and labor to save the county from serious loss an which could noEave been within the reas onable contemplation of the legisla ture nor of the officer when he ac cepted the office." The validity of many allowances to officers of Marion and other counties for special services in restoring rec ords 1 and doing other extraordinary work has been attacked by suits that are now pending. CORONER'S REPORT For Year Ending December 31,1903- Report of the county coroner for the year ending December 31, 1903: No. of inquests held ..41 No. of white males over 21 years... 20 No. of white females over 21 years.lS No. of white males under 21 years.; 2 No. of colored feales under 21.... 1 No, of suicides 2 No. of cases of manslaughter .... 2 No. of deaths on steam railways.. 4 No. of deaths from accidental causes 1(3 No. of deaths from natural causes. 21 Unclaimed bodies 1 Stephen C. Markley, Coroner.' TRUSTEE CENTER TOWNSHIP W. K. Chessman, of Center town ship, is a candidate for trustee of that township, to succeed John C. Kingr who is a candidate for county recorder. There is no better fellow ' on earth than Mr. Chessman, and he would make a good official. MRS. DAVIDSON DEAD. (By Associated Press.). ' Ironton, O.y Jan. 9. Mrs. Cynthia Davidson sister of the late General Saumel Thomas, of New York, died last night here, aged sixty-seven. WAYSIDE TALES. The January number of Wayside Tales contains more pages of reVding matter than any current magazine, and the list of famous names in its table of contents is calculated to con vince the most skeptical of the place the magazine has won for itself in the magazine world. Although it is primarily a short story monthly, a large number of timely and interest ing arjicles are contributed by the leading thinkers of the day, and there is that much-alive-ness and up-to-date-ness about the periodical which savors of the breezy and orig inal west. jit '' '