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PAT DM. V WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881. DAILY ESTABLISHED 1878. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. "7 A TTTF 'w V F is illJ.iL LABI ,11 1 V "BUT DISTRICT" TALKED ABOUT C. W. STIVERS, OF LIBBERTY, TELLS ABOUT EARLY DAYS IN THE THE OLD SIXTH DISTRICT General Tom Bennett and George W. Julian Candidates For Congress. C. W. Stivers, of Liberty, the pres ident of the Republican Editorial as sociation, has spent thirty-five years as editor of a county or county seat newspaper in Indiana, beginning in Connersville in 1865 at the age of fif teen years. He says his first knowl edge of Indiana politics was gathered in the spring of 1S6G, when George W. Julian and General Tom Bennett, of Liberty, contested for the Republican nomination for congress in the old "burnt district." In an interview at Indianapolis he said : "A mere boy at the time, while I had some knowledge of Julian as an anti-slavery advocate, General Ben nett's military dash and style capti vated me.." said Mr. Stovers last evening, "and I shouted for Bennett, although most of the boys and men of my acquaintance were for Julian, and he received the nomination and was elected. General Bennett aspired to the nomination again in 1SG3, but Mr. Julian was renominated and the gen eral then removed from Liberty whither I had gone and became a resident of Richmond. In 1S70 Judge Jeremiah M. Wilson, of Connersville, defeated Julian for the congressional nomination and was duly elected. This soured Mr. Julian, and he soon thereafter affiliated with the Demo crats and was recognized as a mem ber of the Democratic party. "My editorial life of thirty-six years has been spent in the sixth dis trict, most of that time as editor of the Liberty Herald, although I owned and edited for a few years the Brook ville American, the Rushville Repub lican and, the "Wayne Republican, pub lished at Centerville in 18G0. Sixth district Republicanism is known the state over as the genuine brand. The fight down there in the days imme diately following the war of the re bellion, with such Democrats as Judge John S. Reid, David S. Gooding and Judge William S. ITolman as our op ponents, and with Julian Wilson, Ben jamin Claypool and General Tom Browne as our standard bearers, was something terrific, and at times bit tern"4 and partisan hate were at wliiteheat. In more recent years the bitterness and animosities of political controversy have largely disappeared, although the issues are yet sharply defined and every campaign is a drawn battle as to principles and policies. "The contest of 1004 is now at hand and our able representative in congress, James E. Watson, has no opposition fo rrenomination, although there are other capable mpn in the district who have followings that would be asserted on opportunity. Mr. "Watson is very popular as an or ator and has an enthusiastic follow ing. It seems assured that he will be his own successor. "As to the Presidencv, I believe the sixth district is for Roosevelt, al though Senator Ilanna, of Ohio, has many admirers as a Presidential quant itv. However, since Senator Ilanna has declared he is not a can didate the Republicans of eastern In diana will stand as one man for the 'hero of San Jnnn hill.' President Roosevelt is especially the choice of the younger men of the party and his popularity with the masses is un questioned. Included among his ad mirer and among those who wih sup port him are many young and middle-aged men who have heretofore voted the Democratic ticket: His ac tion in the Panama matter lias "reailv increased his popularity." POLO FOR NEW CASTLE. ' It is possible, when polo becomes a dead issue in Anderson, Richmond, Muncie, Indianapolis and surround ing towns, that New Castle will get a stir on herself and organize a team. Everyone who sees this game goes wild over it, and New Castle has peo ple who regularly attend the games. These games at Richmond, etc., are always well attended by people from surrounding towns and would be here if New Castle had a team. Of course, it is too late to organize a team here for this season.but wouldn't it be well for lovers of the sport here to begin thinking about next season? "Why should New Castle, who is up in the front in everything else, be a baek number when it comes to sports? Let's take a brace. New Castle Press. EXHIBITION OF COALEO A TEST GIVEN AT JOHNSON'S STOVE STORE IN THIS CITY COST OF MANUFACTURE It is the Intention to Organize a Com pany Here if Possible. Yesterday afternoon and last night for the benefit of those citizens who are interested in the future of Rich mond, a substance invented to take the place of coal called Coaleo, was on exhibition at Johnson's Stove Store on Main street. D. II. Johnson of Indianapolis, who represents the company, wras here and explained to those who, called all about the new fuel which is invented to take the place of soft coal. Coaleo can be manufactured at a cost of about $2 a ton and is said to burn as long and give out as much heat as anthracite coal. The basis upon which a company can be organized is as follows: The company shall sell $100,000 worth of stock and of this sum the inventor takes $32,000. Aside from this they receive $1 0,000 in cash and $5,000 for each of the machines for the manu facture. The company could start with one machine, which will turn out thirty-five tons every ten hours. This they think for the present will supply the consumption in this city. From the management they learn that should the railways decide to use coaleo, the substance must be bought in the various cities from which it is fidently stated by the promoters of the company that the stuff can be ! sold at a profit of from forty to fifty per cent. Coaleo makes a very hot fire, makes a brighter, more economical and cleaner fire than coal. Mr. Jackson had considerable coa leo on hand and gave away considera ble as souvenirs. SOAPlpS At Ireton, O Burned . This Morning. (By Associated Press.) Ironton, O., Jan. 22. The plant of the Wiehle Soap company burned this morning. Loss, $30,000. Insurance, $20,000. The owners believe the fire Avas the work of an incendiary. The Johnson residence, which was fired by sparks, was also destroyed. The fain ily narrowly escaped. COlTlOlE t The claim of James Riser vs. "Win. Conway was dismissed. Emily "W. Chandlee, administrator of the estate of Webster Chandlee, petions court to sell real estate to pay debts. Robbins & Starr have the filed suit of Elizabeth M. Parker vs. Charles Parker, for divorce. lOff BEAD? FOR FINAL SOPHOMORE - SENIOR DEBATE TOOK PLACE LAST EVENING. THREE FIRST PLACES Won "by Messrs Reagan, Here and H. J. Carroll The Finals. Yesterday evening the Sophomore Senior debate took place, and the three first places were won by Messrs. W. S. Reagan, Leere and II. F. Car roll. In general the contest was very dose, no place being certain by those present until the decision was an nounced. The judges were Profs. Kell-, Hodgin and Sackett. The evening before at the Junior Freshman debate the three best men were Messrs. L. B. Smelser, "Worhley and Phillips. The six men will now work hard for the coming final debate which occurs on January 29. So far, no very brilliant work has been done, but the arguments were quite satisactory. REPORT KESSLER BAM FAILORE OLIVER H. BEESON MAKES At REPORT OF THE CON DITION OF LATE MILTON BANK Deposits Mainly Small Savings of People Who Could 111 Afford It. -nsgj Oliver II. Beeson, of Milton, trustee of Elijah Kessler, in the failure of the Milton bank, made his report to the court as follows: Cash on hand, all sources. .$11,040.01 Uncollected Notes, etc.... 3,336.37 Sale of property, etc 75.00 Against the assets there were 13S claims aggregating $16,529.86. The report says that all claims were allowed., excepting the claims of Lydia A. Bragg $1,365.00 and the Union National bank $2,050.00 concerning which there was not sufficient information to allow the elaims at this time. The following claims were not al lowed : Dan Stewart Co., Indianpolis.$ 92.53 O. E. Fulghum, Richmond... 19.54 Flora Ferguson, Milton 16S.12 Chris Schlonaker, Milton 133.00 These claims were not allowed be cause they were not accompanied by affidavits of identification. It will be seen .that the cash re ceipts equal about" sixty-six per cent, of the claims. Tt will also be observed that the claims aggregate from $1.66 to $2, 050.00, forty of which are for less than $10.00, showing a large number of the deposits were made by chil dren and poor persons Avho could ill afford to lose anv amount. Will Take Steps to Stop At tacks on Railroad Men. London, Jan. 22.A special from Seoul says Japanese railway men have been attacked at several points along the railroad and that Korean authorities have been notified they must prevent a recurrence or Japan ese troops will take measures to stop it. JAPANESE TROOPS W TRAGEDY BEDFORD SCHOOL TEACHER MURDERED AND BODY LEFT IN CARRIAGE HOUSE. MUCH EXCITEMENT The Victim Was the Latin Teacher in High School, and Much Ad mired and Respected. ' (By Associated Press.) Bedford, Ind., Jan. 22. A shock ing tragedy occurred at Bedford last night. Miss Sarah Schaefer, the teacher of Latin in the high school, was assaulted and robbed. Her dead body was found in the carriage house and there was evidence of a fierce struggle with her assailant. Miss Schaefer was a prominent language teacher and had been at Bedford only a year, having come here from Elk hart. She was very much admired in both educational and social circles, and her tragic death has caused much excitement in the city of Bedford and vicinity. WATSMFOMES DEMOCRATIC LEADER TO MAKE CON FESSiON OF PARTY ; POSITION. On the Tariff Question Em phatic Endorsement of Republinan Party. Our Congressman, Hon. James E. Watson, did himself proud yesterday in the lower house, when he forced the leader of the Democratic party to make a declaration of the party's po sition on the tariff. A dispatch from Washington tells the story as fol lows : Washington, Jan. 21. "If the Democratic party was in control of the government it would proce ed with great care in revising the tariff. Its attitude would be precisely that as sumed by the Republicans toward this question.' ' This is the substance of a reply made today by Minority Leader Wil liams in response to a question put to him by Representative Watson, of Indiana. Leader Williams arose to deliver an address on the tariff, but before he had proceeded very far he was engaged in a cross ?fire debate with Mr. Watson. The gentleman from Indiana forced Mr. Williams to admit that the Democrats did not stand for free trade. In response' to the question whether he stood for a tariff for revenue only, as advocated originally by his party, Mr. Williams said that "any tariff that will pro vide for the necessities of this gov ernment is more than equal to a tariff that must pay the difference between wages in the United States and those abroad." Then it was that Representative Watson led the minority leader to the point where he made an important declaration as to the position of the Democrats relative to the tariff. Mr. Williams contended that the tariff should be revised, and he proceeded to point out how his party would un dertake the task if in a position to carry out its policies. "It would take some time to do it," said Mr. Williams. "Time would enter as a factor into the process, necessarily so. Creat Britain, whose slogan was free trade, did not reach frcje trade by sweeping out of existence all the in dustrial conditions that then existed. Gradually, little by little, she reduced the dues, now on Ihis and now on that, and furnished to the country in each case of reduction an object lesson' of the beneficial effect of removing taxa A SHOCK tion from the consumer." Representative Watson, in com menting upon the speech of Mr. Wil liams, stated that it was an emphatic indorsement of the policy of the Re publicans on the tariff. A SAD BIRTHDAY. (New Castle Press.) . ' t Mrs. John R. Peed, who has enjoy ed very good health for the last few months, was arranging to celebrate the sixty-sixth anniversary of her birth Wednesday morning when she suffered another stroke, of paralysis, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning. For some time it was thought that she could not survive the stroke but reports from her bed side, last evening, were to the effect that she was resting some better. ENGLISH ACTOR DIES AT OXFORD SUFFERING FROM PARESIS HE SOUGHT RELIEF AT OX FORD RETREAT. VAL VALENTINE STAGE NAME He Was Confined at Easthaven For a Time Remains Shipped to London. On November 9, 1900, an English actor was brought to Easthaven and registered as Richard Valentine. His affairs were looked after by a New York lawyer. He was suffering from paresis, and only stayed at Easthaven about a month, when he was taken to the Retreat at Oxford, Ohio. The following dispatch from Oxford tells of his death at the Retreat there: "Oxford, O., Jan. 21. Valentine McKinzie, an actor, 37 years of age, died Wednesday afternoon at the Ox ford Retreat of paresis. He came to this country from his home, Terrace Park, London, England, about six years ago, and, up to three years ago, played in several prominent theatrical companies on the road. His mental trouble first became apparent at Ma rion, Ind., and he was sent to the Richmond, Ind., insane asylum. His mother, who is well to do, came to this country upon hearing of her son's affliction, and placed him in the Re treat here. McKinzie 's stage name was Val Valentine. He had a brother Harry, a minstrel, who died in this country about a year ago. The re mains will be shipped to London for interment." BILlfEASLE Married in Havana, Cuba Re cently. The following from yesterday's Cincinnati Enquirer will be read with interest here. Billy Earle was cap tain and catcher of the Entre Nous baseball team here for a few seasons: "Married, by Rev. Todd, at Ha vana, January 12, William M. Earle, of Philadelphia, to Miss Anna Mid dleton, of New Orleans." Earle has been officiating in the baseball games played on the island between the Ail Americans and the Cuban teams. He appeared late at a game last week, and gave illness as an excuse for his tardiness. His friends were agree ably surprised when they learned of his marriage today,- and Mr. and Mrs. Earle were the recipients of many valuable gifts and hundreds of con gratulations. That is a clipping from the Havana Post, which readied Redland yester day. This is the Globe Trotter's sec ond plunge into the matrimonial waters. His first wife wTas a Cincin nati girl. Earle is very popular in Havana, but will return to manage the Vieksburg team in the Cotton States League. Mrs. E. C. Waitman went to An derson last night to visit relatives for HOI? IT LOOKED TO HAMILTON THE HAMILTON EVENING SUN GIVES AN ACCOUNT OF THE POLO EXCURSION. TO RICHMOND WEDNESDAY Thought People Acted Like Maniacs Hamiltonians Rooted For Marion. The Hamilton Evening Sun gives the following account of the polo ex cursion to this city last Wednesday night : "The local polo excursion to Rich mond, Ind., was more than a howl ing success Wednesday night. One hundred and twenty-five made the trip and no one missed the trains coming or going. Some of the best known local business men of the city made the trip. "The train left this city at 5:25, being about seven minutes late. As every one piled in the cars it started to rain, and, when the train arrived in Richmond about 7:15, it was still raining. "Once seated inside the stadium a game between two amateur teams took place and the local people, with astonishing rapidity, began to realize what polo was. Some say it is worse . than football, wThiIe others say it is 'it.' After the amateur game was over the 'big' teams came out. Soon the Marion team made a goal and there was derisive yells from all sides. The Hamilton people thought that the roof was going to fall in. The noise was fierce. Men got up and yelled like Indians. Others acted like man iacs. Occasionally some woman with a chicken heart would give a shriek when she thought a player was going to get killed. The players are regular wizards on roller skates and cutting tan bark, high and low Dutch and making stars is like eating pie to them. They are wonders. "Toward the middle part of the game the local boys warmed up and began to let the Richmond people know they were there. "All of them begaii to root for Marion, and very soon two-thirds of the house was down on them. "There were many suggestions made as to how the game would be run when Hamilton gets in a polo league, and many took lessons. After seeing the amateur game played many vowed that they could get out in the rink and play that good themselves. The local people took much interest in the game and many who staved at home are sorry now that they did not make the trip. ROOSEVELT'S MARRIAGE Register is in St. George's Hanover Square, London- President Roosevelt's marriage reg ister is in London, at St. George's, Hanover Square, and so many Ameri can tourists have flocked to see it that, for convenience sake, it has been placed by itself in an accessible al cove of the old church building. Pres ident Roosevelt's marriage, to Miss Carew took place so long ago seven teen years ago, to be exact that few persons remember that the American President was married in a foreign land. He is, it is said, the only Amer ican President whose wedding was not celebrated under the stars and stripes. Mrs. E. 0. Findlay, of Denver, Col., formerly of this city, arrived last night, on an extended visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Thorn burg, of north fourteenth street.