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RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, . WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1904
SIGHT. THIS IS LAS T OF OUR JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE oft.r?iv ni&Ut Krincrs tfits close only 3 more days of 0 oi aoiiars nave ucexi svcu and took advantage of the jjv in all departments. STILL SOME GREAT BARGAINS LEFT FOR THE LATE COMERS Qmatl Wc rv4r!s and nds lllUM A Wk fc. ' ffi- of which have been sold 4 f f . hardlv call it a orice. 0 y - JUST A FEW SAMPLE PRICES : 4t Men's 25c Wristlets, 5c pair Boys' 50c and 75c Dress Shirts at 25c each t Men's 50c Golf Gloves at 35c Good Table Oil Cloth, 8c yard i Children's Winter Underwear, 5c per garment tj? Ladies' Winter Jackets think of it! 48c Men's 25c Fancy Socks (2 pair for 25c) J 5c pair Greatly reduced prices on Men's, Boys and gj. Children's Suits and 1 tiie m&mw o o o o o o TRY OUR HOCKING LUMP 0 O o $4.SO g s, MATHER O S I M 1 O x-s R dSH n ClLSfe OKai h E St. PKICES REASONABLE. EVERYTHING UP-TO-DATE. Subject U Ull TP Itin d 1SII If you have not used Mother's Bread, do not fail to give it a trial. No expense is scared in its manufacture, and we know it is as fine a loaf as it o s si ble to produce ASK YOUR GROCER FOR IX hz 1 as not got it, till him to call New Phone 39, Old Phone Ked 379 aid get it. Respectfully ? RICHMOND BAKING CO- THE WEEK preat bargain event to a sale prices. Hundreds uy unt yihj w n w tremendous cut in prices 3? 4 and remnants the bulk " during the sale, are now -ffr ft . J Jl m Overcoats 0 PER TON. BROS. CO. Mi? 4, -1- o25 Norlh t.-i SI 4.1 1 t i ii ii m DFaIIb It IUI ii I! LONDON THRILLED Sudden Death of Wliitakcr Wrifflit Causes Intense Sensation. rOINTS TO TOISONING Just After Receiving Sentence to Penal Servitude Celebrated Pris oner Dropped Dead. A Itemarkable Career Finds in Pub lic Disgrace Culminating in Tragedy. London, Jan. 27. Late yesterday af ternoon Whitaker Wright was sentenc ed to seven years penal servitude. An hour later he lay dead on the floor of a small room in the law courts. Whether he took his own life by poi son or whether death in its ryitural cour&s robbed "tTie law'of its fulfill ment will not be known until a post mortem examination is held; the indi cations, however, point to poisoning. The career of this man, who was known on three continents for his stu pendous financial operations, closed in a startling tragedy. Even in his life, which with his rise from poverty to enormous wealth was full of dramatic Incidents, there was nothing that could compare with the manner of his death. All London is thrilled with the news of it. No such human tragedy has been enacted in England for many a year. Until nearly 8 o'clock last night the body of the man who formerly had con trolled many of the world's markets and who had been courted by royalty, remained upon the floor of the room where he fell, for as a convicted felon, Wright's person had become the prop erty of the crown. The home office finally gave permission for its remov al and the body was given over to the jurisdiction of the coroner. It now lies at Westminster mortuary, where almost all the corpses taken from the Thames are laid out. The inquest probably will be held on Thursday. Mrs. Wright, the dead man's wife, is an American. She now lies ill at the magnificent country home which Wright had in Surrey. Dispatches from there say with a certain ingen uous pathos: "The news of Whitaker Wright's death has caused much sor row. He was well known here for his acts of generosity, and it v as gener ally believed that he would be acquit ted and return home again." The feeling that Justice Bingham's conduct of the case was not very ju dicial appears to grow in legal circles of London, and the sentence imposed upon Wright would have in itself fur nished England with an unexpected sensation. Until counsel commenced pleading the actual trial of Whitaker Wright scarcely aroused that keen public interest which was exhibited when Wright was in the United States or when parliament decided he did not come within the pale of law-breakers. When Messrs. Isaacs aDd Walton started to make their appeal to the jury the people awoke to the gravity of the issues concerned. Even the government was involved, for it had taken the stand that Wright could not be prosecuted. Furthermore, it was an open secret that many great and even royal names were indirectly Involved in the proceedings. Friends of Wright had said that if uriven into a corner he would tell who had profited by his transactions. Suspense reigned in many quarters while counsel for the defense made their appeal, and when the appeal was finished those involved breathed easier and public curiosity remained unsatisfied. Justice Bingham, in passing sen tence, said he could see nothing to excuse the crime of which Wright had been convicted, and he could not con ceive a worse case. He must there fore allot the most severe penalty the law permitted. Wright, who had stood up to receive his sentence, said in a firm voice: "All I can say is that I am as Innocent of any intention to deceive as anyone in this court." Wright was then removed in custody. Suddenly Wright fell backward as if he had fainted. The first thought was that he had fallen in an ordinary apoplectic fit, but It was noticed that his heart began gradually to give out and before a doctor could arrive Whitaker Wright within one hour of the time he had been sentenced, was dead. An exam ination of the body points strongly tn the fact that death was due to poisop. POLITICAL INTEREST Has Been Deeply Aroused Over' Major Steele's Attitude. Indianapolis, Jan. 27. There has been more interest aroused among Re publicans over the state by the an nouncement that Major Steele of Mari on mayenter the raco for governor than by any political event that ha3 happened in many noons. There is no concealing the fact that so far there has been a lukewarm ness among the politicians on the subject of candi dates, and the only explanation is that the field has been so small that the politicians have not thought', it neces sary to get out and work for favorites. The announcement that Major Steele Is a likely candidate has suddenly liv ened things up, however. The major Is. known, as 'a hustler and. U he.dCQa gelTfnto the race there Is ce'rtlTn to be a contest. The politicians know this Instinctively , and they are waiting to hear what the ex-congressman will have to say. The matter has gone so far now with the newspaper notices that have- been given the matter that Major Steele will soon have to make a declaration of his intentions one way or another. If he intends to be a candidate it is pretty certain that the announcement will come soon; too. The major is not the kind of a man to keep the public in doubt long, oneo his mind is made up. The politicians who have put him into the race, on pa per at least, will be loath to release him and his friends are already busy working for him. The entrance of Major Steele into the race will behe signal for the other candidates to make extra enorts to cinch the nomi nation and with the friends the Marion man can rally to his support out work ing for him the contest will be lively in the extreme. v The army post question is still open here. The Commercial club directors have taken the matter up, but the only course agreed on was to ask of John Roberts, who has increased the price of his farm $5,G00 over the option he first gave to explain his side of the controversy that the directors may un derstand the situation fully. It is known that some of the directors are opposed to paying Roberts any more money than ne asks in his option un less he can show the very best rea sons for so doing. By some the de mand Roberts Is making now is re garded merely as an attempt on his part to hold up the people. If an in vestigation of the matter brings all the directors to this conclusion they may recommend that condemnation proceedings be instituted instead of yielding to the man's demands. The fear that Indianapolis may lose the post unless the money is raised and all question as the title of the land Is settled now is the only inducement that would ever make the business men of the city stop to dicker with Roberts at all. Will there be a state fair this year? This is still an open questions unless the state board of agriculture decides to go ahead with the fair without wait ing for a guarantee from the business organizations of the city that they will raise a fund to insure the board against loss. The directors of the Commercial club have considered the matter, but they did not come to the conclusion that it would be wise to yield at once to the demands of the board. All that was done was to name a committee to take up the question with other business organizations. A meeting of representatives of all thes? organizations will be arranged to be held before the agricultural board meets, and if possible some plan will be presented to the board at that time. WANTS A RAISE Consul Gudger Would Like to Be Min ister Gudger. Washington, Jan. 27. Hezekiah A. Gudger, at present United States con sul" at Panama", ' has formally applied for promotion to the place of minister to Panama, which he expects is soon to be vacated by Mr. Buchanan. Columbus, O., Jan. 7. Mrs Eliza beth Walter, of Decatur, Ihd., v tio had been visiting in Columbus, diet! in a cab while on the way to the Union depot to take a train for Edgarton, Ind., whither she had been summoned on account of the illness of a relative. Mrs. Walter's daughter was in the cab beside her, but knew nothing of her mother's demise until she attempted to assist her in alighting from the cab at the depot. The coroner found death was caused by .cerebral hemorrhage. SPIRITUAL CULTURE (For the Palladium.) Can. we cultivate our spirits, Until they become so strong1, That they never, never falter When we're tempted to do wrong? Till our feet are firmly planted, On the everlasting rock, Which, is able, ever, always, To resist the strongest shock? Yes we can; the Father giveth, Strength to all who trust in him As their Leader, and obey Him, Letting not His light grow dim. Doubt Him not, but cling the e loser, When the Tempter's darts are hurl ed, We shall find His sure protection Safest place in all the world. Let our words and thoughts, and ac tions, Always on the truth be built, Such foundation never totters, Keeps us always free from guilt. Thus our spirit culture broadens, Grows into the heavenly plan, Of the love that's all embracing, . Love to God and love to Man. We may have all earth can offer, Iluman love, and wealth, and fame, Honors thick, may cluster round us, Thus embellishing our name. I'ut all this will end in sorrow. If our spirits poor and weak. Foil to cultivate God's kingdom, And the love Divine to seek. Anna M; Starr. WANTED A small, girl at Mrs. W. W. Rattray s, 402 north eleventh. JenetfcL9 Original. In a shabbily furnished parlor sat Jenetta Macoinbcr, aged nineteen, and her lover, Leon Wynne, ten years her senior. "When y6u -went to the lawyer who advertised for you, what did he say?" "He asked me if I was Jenetta Ma comber. I told him yes. Did my fa ther go away when I was a baby? Yes. My mother's name? Caroline Swann. Then he told me that a for tune awaited me in California." Leon shook his bead. "There's some game in the wind," be said. "Well, good night. I'll see you before you go." The next day Leon Wynne called upon Martin Gaboon, the lawyer who had advertised for Jenetta. He found a shrewd looking man, indeed one whom Leon saw at a glance would have no mercy in money matters. "I have noticed," said the young man "that you have advertised for Jenetta Macombur, sole heir to the estate cf Andrew Macomber." "I have," said the lawyer, bringing a pair of piercing eyes to bear on Leon. "I am AndreAV Macomber's only child. This Jenetta Macomber comes from another branch of the family. She is my cousin." "Can you substantiate that?"' "I can." Cahoon looked Incredulous. "See here," said Leon. "There's no use in you and me trying to fool each other. This girl is under my influence, and I can do what I like with her. You evidently know something about this fortune, If it exists, and I need your services. I have no money to prose cute the claim, either for expenses or court or lawyer's fees. What do you say to taking my case on shares? I'll give you half." There was a look of cunning in the lawyer's eyes as he replied: "If you are the sole heir and can es tablish the fact, cf course I shall be happy to serve you." "Very well. I will show you that I can do what I say. I'll see you to morrow." Leon went directly to Jenetta and told her the whole story. Then he drew up a paper confirming his claim to the property, and she signed it. The next day Leon took the paper to the lawyer. Caboon looked at it, aston ished. Then a crafty smile passed over his face. "Well." said the client, "are you satt isfied that you can trust me?" "It's risky." replied the lawyer. "Not half the risk of trying to work it through the girl, especially as I'm on to your game." There was a good deal of sparring, at the end of which Leon left the olhce co;i:i:;i.'SsIoned to go to Uio de Janeiro to endeavor to get possession of the fortui:e loft by Andrew Macomber. It was plain that Cahoon had intended to send Jenetta to California to get her out of the way while he was working a scheme to secure possession of her inheritance in her name. This bit of luck in her relinquishment of her claim in favor of Leon Wynne put a new face on the matter and rendered the job far easier. Leon signed a paper agreeing, in lieu of advanced expenses, counsel fees, etc., to give Cahoon one half the estate when obtained. When he left the office it was with a check for $500 with which to pay his way and living for a time at Rio. He went immediately to Jenetta. "We must be married at once," he said, "and secretly." "Why so?" she asked, astonished. "Your father, so Cahoon says, has really died in Rio possessed of a for tune, and you are the only heir." "In Rio?" "Yes. Using the paper I asked you to sign. I have succeeded in unearthing the truth. I have agreed to give Ca hoon one-half of the fortune if I get it. But, you see, sweetheart, I don't want it. It would be better for us to get it in your name and without this tremendous inheritance tax Cahoon has levied on me." "But why are we to be married in such a hurry?" "I have agreed to go at once and col lect your fortune. I prefer to have your company, especially as you are the le gal heir. As to the secrecy, notwith standing that I hold the winning cards I don't dare to let Cahoon' know that I have duped him. There's no knowing how he might trick us yet." "When does the steamer leave?" "In an hour. I may be watched by Cahoon or his spies to see if I sail on her, and I must not disappoint tbem, nor must it be known that you go with me. Once out on the ocean it will make no difference, but you must go to the ship without me, and it would be safer to go disgtiised. On second thought it may be dangerous for us to attempt a marriage. We'd better be married aboard the ship." "But supposing there is no clergy man." "In that case we'll have to wait till we reach Rio." Just before the steamer sailed Leon Wynne went aboard. He had been pre ceded by an old woman whom he kept In sight till the ship moved otf. Among the faces on the dock Leon recognized Cahoon. Taking a pair of green spec tacles and a wig from the old woman beside him, Leon revealed a young girl's face. "Mr. Cahoon." he called. "let me In troduce Miss Macomber." The next moment Caboon had disap peared in the crowd. Fortunately the runaways found a clergyman on board to tie the. knot, and on reaching Rio thoy found the story of tin- fortune to be correct and In due time secured it. When thoy returned Cahoon had removed his law othecs to some Place unknown. CHARLOTTE AT WOOD BARBOUR. INDIAN STRATEGY Original. More than half a century ago a com pany of United States cavalry station ed at Tort , In what is now Arizona, had a pet boar they eft! led Uneas. Un cas was as tractable as a Newfound land dog, moving freely about the post, usually spending his time cither beg ging the cook for something to cat or sleeping In the sunshine in wiuter and the shade iu summer. One day Uncas strayed away from the post and did not return. - Then came news that the neighbor ing Indians had left their reservations, and Uncas was forgotten In the pre vailing excitement. In those days many of the forts in the wild west were little better than blockhouses, and Fort was one of this kind. As soon as the Indians were known to have broken loose, the gates were kept closed and the usual precautions in time of hos tilities were observed. One day an order came for the com mand to march against the Indians. The garrison, including the families of the officers, was left in charge cf a ser geant and eight men. Sergeant Winter was one of those better born and edu cated young men who In those days rarely entered the ranks of the army. As soon as the command left be shut the gates of the fort and directed them to be kept shut. The second night after their depar ture a sentinel was shot. No one heard a report, but this was not considered remarkable, for but one sentry was on post, and he could not see for a great distance, first, because all the trees near by had been felled and, second." because the moon was approaching the full in a clear sky. Sergeant Winter kept the soldier's death from the women, for it indicated that Indians were planning an attack, and he did not wish to create an alarm. The next night he watched with the gentry, who was relieved every two hours. Winter toward morning went into quarters for a few minutes to get a cup of coffee, and when he returned the,, sentry' was lying on his back with a bullet in his brain. Winter resolved to sit up and watch the next night himself. He slept sev eral hours during the day. directing the men to make a sentry of straw and clothe it in uniform. At 10 o'clock, while the moon was obscured by a cloud, the dummy sentinel was set up. Then the sergeant posted a real sen tinel In concealment, and after arrang ing a signal for his admission be crawl ed out some distance from the fort and took position behind a stump. He chose a point before the gate becav.se there was evidence that the sentii.es had been shot from that direction. Winter waited till after midn'ght without experiencing anything unusu al. Then he saw something approach ing. When it came near enough fur him to see it plainly, he discovered that it. was a bear. It was waddling along, occasionally pausing to nibble, but gradually working nearer. The beast passed within a hundred feet cf th? sergeant, who then recognized the gar rison's pet, Uncas. He watched it si lently, not daring to make a sound for fear of a hidden enemy, and saw It draw closer to the fort than he was himself. Winter made up his mind that the wily Indians had sent Uncas in. expect ing the garrison to open the gates for him and they would be ready to make a rush at the same time. Doubtless at that very moment they were lying in concealment near by. Worst of all. he feared that those in the fort, seeing their old friend Uncas coming, would not deny him entrance. What should he do? While he was deliberating Uncas sat up on his hind legs, bear fashion, and the sergeant caught sight of a black line about a yard long extending from the bear's nose toward the fort. Sud denly a bit of flame shot out from the farther end of the black line, and a moment later came a crack. The dum my sentinel on the fort toppled over. Winter changed his surmises. The Indians had doubtless killed Uncas and were using his skin for a cover under which to pick off the garrison one by one till all were killed. Cautiously the sergeant stele forward toward the dis guised savage, the latter meanwhile waddling on toward the fort. Then Winter espied off to his left, but near er the fort than he, an Indian crawl up from behind the bank of a creek. Then came another and another till Winter counted twenty savages. It now flashed through the sergeant's brain that the Indians had killed the sentinel this time with a view to sur prising the garrison before they were a-nare that the only man on guard was dead. Winter's blood ran cold. The garrison would be murdered while he. their commander, was outside and un able to help them. There was but one hope. By firing on the Indians they might think there was a force without on which they had not counted, but ia doing so he would give away bis pres ence and would probably be taken ami tortured to death. Winter resolved to take his chances on the first of these two suppositions. Raising his rifle, he took a sure aim with a rest on the stump, and fired at the protended bear. It sprang up with. a yell and fell in a heap. Winter wait ed, expecting to hear from the Indians, but, whether they did not catch the di rection from which his shot was fired and supposed that it came from the fort or whether they feared a conceal ed force without, no sign of an Indian was seen again. At daylight Winter got up and walked to the fort. On his way he found a dead Indian in Uncas' skin. Before sunset tho command returned, and before three mouths had passed Winter was a commissioned ofueer. MARK C. BENTLEY. !