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WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1831. DAILY ESTABLISHEu 1878. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM,. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1904 ONE CENT A COPY. MCMMONB BAIJLY AILLABIUMo IHDIAKA BASE BALL LEAGUE ALL NECESSARY ARRANGE MENTS MADE TOR THE COMPLETELY ORGANIZED Of an Eight-Club Circuit Richmond Team Will "be Alfords, Managed by Bud Lally. Muneie, Ind.j Jan. 27. Assurance was received last night that Rush ville and Richmond wo;dd join thf Indiana Baseball league, making the circuit an eight-club one, as desired. A committee consisting of Andy Reinhart, of Indianapolis, and Sher man Crowley, of Muncie j'esterday visited Richmond and Rushville and obtained the promise of baseball promoters to enter the league. The Richmond team will he the Alfords, managed by Bud Lally. Jhri -Geai hearity aviJI manage the Rushville club. The other six towns -of the leag le are Muncie, Indianapolis, An derson, Elwood, MorJpelier and Bluffton. AOIBOI SOCIETY Seventh' Annual Session to be Held at Franklin. The Indiana Audubon society will meet at Franklin, Ind., in seventh annual session, Thursday and Friday of this week. The children of the Franklin schools will furnish music for the occasion and the meetings will be presided over by President Wool len, of Indianapolis. In the office of the superintendent of schools of Franklin the opening session of the two days' meeting will be held Thursday afternoon. The evening session will be held in the high school assembly hall. J. L. Dix on, mayor of Franklin, will deliver an address of welcome to the visitors on behalf of the city and President Stott will welcome them on behalf of the college. President W. W. Woollen, of the society, will deliver his annual address. Amos W. But ler, of Irving! on, a prominent worker in the society, will lecture on "Some of Our Bird Neighbors." The lecture willbe illustrated with stereoplieon views by Dr. Hodge, of CTrk uni versity. A short session will be held in the college chapel prior to the regula: chapel hour Friday morning. Short talks on birds and thr sfudv of birls in the city schools will bu delivered by members of the society. Friday afternoon a meeting will be held iii tlie hi-h school assembly hall. With the session Friday night in the hiirh school hall the meeting will adjourn. REVIVAL CONTINUES The United Brethren are still hold ing their revival at Rhoda temple and are having a large attendance and r good interest notwithstanding the cold weather. A cordial invitation if extended to the general public. STRONG FOR PEACE. Indianapolis, Jan. 26. The Indi anapolis meeting of the Society of Friends, believing that war is con trary to the spirit of Christianity and that from an economic point of view it is folly, has arranged a series of lectures upon the general subject of war between nations. The first lec ture will be given next Sunday night by Prof. Elbert Russell, of Richmond, who holds the chair of BibhVal Inter pretation in Earlhara college. The other lecturers will he Dr. Benjamin V. Tmeblood, of Bosion, Mass.", sec retary of the American Peace Socie ty; Hon. Addison C. Harris, of this ''ity, and Prof. William Dennis, of Urbana, 111., professor in the 'de partment of international law of Illi nois University. WHITAKER WRIGHT, The Man Who Was Sentenced to Prison in England and Died Suddenly. IB. MSHIP MORROW A BOSTON EDUCATOR WILL VISIT THE RICHMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLS. RECENT STUDY OF SCHOOL Systems Discussed Tomorrow Aft ernoon at High School Hall. Dr. A. E. Winship, editor of the Journal of Education, Boston, Mass., wiU visit Richmond schools tomorrow. The doctor is on a tour through the west visiting the leading schools. Tomorrow he will be in the" Rich mond schools all da At 3 o'clock in the afternoon, in the high school hall, he will deliver an address rela tive to his recent study of school sys tems. Teachers, parents and all in terested in modern school movements are invited to this meeting. Mr. Winship is one of America's best students of educational work. His addresses are forcible and elo quent. This will be a great treat for Richmond people. Come and hear him. f DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Haner. Charlotte, widow of the late Frederick John Haner, died at her home, 220 south eighth street, Tuesday afternoon at 4 p. m., at the age of 77 vears. She was one of the oldest German residents in the city. Friends may call at any time Th funeral notice will be given to- morrow; SOME BODIES RECOVERED. (By Associated Press.) Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 27. At S o'clock this morning sixty bodies had been discovered in the Harwick mine with only two headings exploded. An exploring party has not been in the north entry yet. Inspector Cunning ham says that the bodies are scarce ly recognizable, so terribly are they burned, bruised and mutilated. STREET CAR TICKETS. On and after February 1st street car tickets for the city lines will be sold only at the company's office, on south eighth street. Richmond Street & Interurban Rail way Conipam'. The court house was not a very busy place today. There was not an item of news there when we made our rounds. It is too cold to do busi ness, and the different departments were trying1 to keep warm. George Rutel died this morning at 8 o'clock at St. Stephen's hospital of pneumonia. The deceased was a resi dent of Center township, and the re mains will be shipped to Centerville this evening. The deceased was a well known man and highly esteemed. THE fEATHER It was 10 Below Zero This Morning. While it was not the coldest morn ing of the year, it was cold enough for all general purposes. At 5 o'clock this morning the thermometer registered ten below zero. Quite r number of water pipes about town were frozen up and the plumbers were kept busy, in fact this kind of weather is a veritable harvest foi them. Trains were all late again and business generally interfered with. GETTINGTOGETHER Operators and Miners Preparing to Fix Wage Scedule. Indianapolis, Jan. 27. The advance guard of coal operators is beginning to arrive and by tomorrow the joint conference of miners and their em ployers to fix the wage scale for next year will be in full swing. In the opinion of men here who keep posted on the affairs of the miners the pres ent conference will be a short one. The miners have settled on the de mands they will present to the opera tors and they are regarded as being very conservative and fair. Of course they will not be agreed to at first and since the men do not make any request for increased wages the employers are sure to ask for a reduction. A com promise must come before the new scale can be signed. That it will not be as difficult to reach an agreement as has been the case in former years now seems likely. Men who have the temerity to forecast the outcome of the conference are now predicting that the outcome of the meeting will be that the present wage scale will be signed up for another year. It will not mean that either side has backed down to any great extent if this is done. The miners will be assured of the same wages and the operators will have put off another year the change to the run oi mine basis of payment which so many of them have opposed for years. The United Miners have completed the work of the fifteenth annual con vention and are now awaiting the ac tion of the joint conference which begins tomorrow. The miners re-elected their old officers as follows: Pres ident John Mitchell, Vice-President T. L. Lewis and Secretary-Treasurer W. B. Wilson. The United Mine Workers of America and the joint conference between operators and miners will be held in Indianapolis in 1905. DELAYED TRAINS All Running Behind Sched uleSome Improvement Noticeable. ' The condition of the railroads is improving rapidly after the recent severe blizzard. The trains are near ly all running only slightly behind the schedule. The engineers sav that the locomotives steam badlv on ac- count of the cold, and this accounts for their not running fast. No. 7, through from New York, was seven hours late yesterday, ariving here at S:15. It is due here at 1:20. This is the train that the polo players in tended to take. Xo. 14, due here at 9:50 a. m. was six hours late yesterday and three hours this morning.. The trains from the north and west are the most badly deranged as to their schedules of any. No. 20, from St. Loin's due here at 4:50 was about three hours late last evening. Con sidering all things, however, the trains are doing very well and in a few more days will be running on regular schedule time. Edgar Taylor of the American Ex press Company returned from St. Louis yesterday evening. TWENTY BROUGHT TO SURFACE Pittsburg, Pa. Jan. 27. Twenty two bodies have been brought to the surface at Harwiek mine. Inspector Cunningham says the men were evi dently killed by the explosion and not by afterdamp. Sixty-two other bodies are at the foot of the shaft. Two Polish women arrived from Po land last night and slept at the sta tion at Cheswiek today. They reached the mine and for the first time learned that, their husbands were dead. One of the women carried an infant. They cannot speak English. Miss Maude Kessler spfnt vester day in New Paris with friends. CARNATION DAY It Will Be Observed Here Same as Last Year. Ever since the death of President MeKinley, January 29 has been ob served as carnation day. The date is the birthday of the martyred President. 'While he lived he admired this flower above all oth ers and was seldom seen without one on the lapel of his coat. The favorite flower will be pretty generally worn here next Friday. FINAL DEBATE Will Be Held on Friday, January 29th, The final debate at 'Earlham Col lege prior to the coming debate with De Pauw, will be Friday evening at 8 o'clock. The contestants are, af firmatives, Messrs. Worhley, Phillips, and Reagan, and negatives, Messrs. Leere, Smelser and Carroll. The judges chosen yesterday morning for the debate are Professors Hole, Rus sell, E. P. Trueblood, Ilodgin. and Saekett. The time given each speak er will be twelve minutes, with a three minute rebuttal. Unless other arrangements are made the debate will be free and ev ery one is invited. It is expected that the debators will do. much better work than they nave done, and the contest will be a close one as each man desires a place on the team. ' WATER POLO. Water polo is, comparatively, a new game. It nail its origin in Lng- land about 1870, but was not import ed into America until sometime in the late eighties. It has gained great popularity, however, since then, and 011I3 Hhe scarcity of available pools prevents its becoming the favorite indoor winter sport. The object of the game, which is played by two opposing teams of six, generally in a tank as near 40xG0 feet as possible, is to touch the op ponent's goal (a space four feet by twelve inches, situated at each ''end of the tank, eighteen inches above the water level) with a rubber ball that is thrown into the tank by the referee, at start of play. Each touch counts one, and the side scoring most points wins the game. To give the contest some life, and make it interesting, it was ruled, in America, that no goal would be allowed unless the ball was in contact with the hand of the man scoring at the time the board was touched. Water polo is now on a o "'"!itific basis and by no means the disordered scramble that it appears to the casual observer. The preliminary work done by candidates for a good team is even more complicated than the j preparation for football. Besides learning passing, catching, interfer ing and scoring, each man has, to go through a systematic course of aqua tic tackling, that has almost as many holds and breaks, as has wrestling. The game itself is all played in given formations. Each player is coached individually regarding his work in every possible combination, and blackboard practice is frequently indulged in by the best teams. The progress that this sport has made is remarkable. The criss-cross plays, the masses, the various hur dles and the leap from shoulder have all come into existence within the last few years, and have completely revolutionized the game. Even in the minor details things have changed radically, and for the three or four tackles that were in use ten years ago, there are uoav at least a hundred; at every new meet new ones appear that have never been seen before. SCARLET CARNATION. Columbus, O., Jan. 27. The house yesterday adopted a" joint resolution offered by Representative Hill, of Columbiana county, making the scar let carnation the state flower. The concurrence of the senate is assured. The scarlet carnation was a favorite of the late PrpMont MeKinley and Ihe resolution declares it shall be the state fiower as a token of love and reverence of the people of Ohio for him. A, t I $ V J : "..-if--,,. - .V C't XA! JTJ ..1 T H. A. GUDGER, Consul at Panama, Who Wants to be Minister. JAPAN IS ANXIOUS RUSSIA IS GIVEN A HINT THAT IT HAS WASTED TOO MUCH TIME. AN ANSWER IS WANTED Japanese Government is Unwilling to Permit Evasion Which are De signed to Gain Time. Tokio, Jan. 27. The Japanese gov ernment ha3 diplomatically intimated to Baron De Rosen, the Ritssian min ister, that an early response is de sired to Japan's recent note to Russia. It is calculated here that the Japanese note reached the Russian cabinet on the afternoon of Jan. 16 and it is felt that sufficient time has elapsed for its consideration, and the preparation of a response. The Japanese government Is conscious of the possible necessi ties of the military and naval situa tion, and is unwilling to permit eva sions and delays which are designed to gain time. The future course of the Japanese government is a careful ly guarded secret. The length of time that Japan is prepared to await the pleasure of Russia Is unknown. It seems probable that it has been deter mined to act decisively within a few days. The popular temper has long opposed further delay. While many objected to Japan's tak ing the initiative, a majority would now welcome the issuance of a brief ultimatum, and a declaration of war if that should prove ineffective. Some outside opinion here inclines to the belief that the activity of the Japanese will be limited to seizure of Korea, which enterprise it is thought Russia would not oppose. The Japanese gov ernment proceeds with absolute secre cy and the people of Japan are not even informed of the exact nature of the demands made on Russia. THERMOMETER STORY Supt. Gormon's Faith Shaken In the Old One. Frequenters of the city building have noticed the thermometer that hung on the south wall of the first room south of the main entrance. The thermometer is all right, but the sup erintendent didn't think so. All this morning it registered 70 degrees, and callers at the city hall would greet the genial superintendent with the re mark, "Isn't it cold!" And Alex, thought they had reference to the heat of the building. The same re mark often repeated grew monotonous and Mr. Gormon grew tired of hear ing it, so he adjusted his glasses, took a longing look at the thermometer and decided the thing wasn't work ing. He took it off the wall and placed it on a nearby heater, got it red hot and the mercury climbed up to the ninety neighborhood. Alex, hung the thing on the wall with the remark, "the darn thing does work," and he got so warm he had to unbut ton his coat and vest. is FINESME WINNIE MUSICAL COMEDY TO BE GIVEN AT THE GENNE 1 11 SOON. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED WiU be Here on Monday, February 1 Carries Seventy-Five People. Manager Murray, of the Gannett theater, is putting up the paper and advertising a show that will catch Richmond people. It is a musical comedy of .great worth- " Winsome Winnie. " The cast is composed of seventy five artists, and, on the 1st of next month" will make its first appearance here. It is one of Nixon & Zimmerman's best pieces, and, when they introduce Paula Edwardes in Jacobowski and Pautton's musical comedy,'-' Winsome Winnie," we are getting somethin: really good. The company is coming here direct from New York, stop ping1 only at Pittsburg-, Dayton and then here and on to Fort Wayne. Richmond theater-goers should ap preciate this effort and fill the house. It is one of those opportunities to see something really good. WORE OF THE DEAF Superintendent Johnson Wants to Send His Pupils to St. Louis Exposition. Indianapolis, Jan. 2G. Richard Johnson, superintendent of the Indi ana institution for the education of th deaf and dumb in this city is very anxious that his school shall be al lowed to make a display at the world's fair to be held at St. Louis this summer, and has applied to the Indiana world's fair commission for an appropriation to defray the ex penses of the display. Special attention is to be given at the exposition to exploiting the meth ods of teaching defectives of all kinds as employed in the various states. This display is to be made largely with a view of impressing on foreign ers the care that is given to this im portant subject. It is also felt that much good will result in that teachers of defectives from one state will have a chance to study the methods of oth er educators in their line and doubt less will pick up good points that they can employ in the future. As education is to be the central feature of the exposition this branch of educational work will receive a great deal of attention. It is the plan of the exposition managers to illus trate these teaching methods by hold ing classes on the exposition grounds. Different institutions will be asked to furnish the classes for rarious pe riods. Mr. Johnson's plan is to have sev eral of the classes from the Indiana institute take part in these exercises. He would like to send three grades of his pupils to St. Louis. They would be in charge of their teachers who would conduct the exercises. He fig ures that such a display would cost about $1,500 and he has asked for this sum to defray the expenses of the proposed trip. WASHINGTON NOTES. Senator Beveridge has given the assurance that Sylvester Johnson will be appointed one of the judges in the horticultural section of the St. Louis fair. President Roosevelt has appointed three Indiana lawyers as delegates to the congress of lawj-ers and jurists to be held in September in St. Louis, as follows: W. II. H. Miller, of In dianapolis; Wm. P. Breen, of Fort Wayne, and Senator FnirhnnL-c f Indianapolis. , Miss May Bradbury, of Cambride-e City, visited friends here today.