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WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1831. DAILY ESTABLI8HE u 1878. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. V THAT PAYILION AT THE &LEH COUNCILMAN NEAL IS WELL PLEASED WITH THE OUTLOOK FOR DESIRED PROJECT Not a Dissenting Voice Heard So Par Looks Encouraging. Speaking of the proposed pavilion at Glen Miller for chautauqua and other purposes, a Palladium represen tative had a talk with Councilman Xeal this morning on the subject, and he explained himself as very well pleased with the outlook so far. "There has no voice been raised against the project," said Council man Xeal, as far as I know, "provid ed the city spends only a reasonable amount as its share of the expense." The directors of the Commercial club, at a recent meeting took favor able action. The park board will meet tomorrow and will no doubt decide in favor of the project, although tha board has no money to expend. James A. Shaw, chautauqua man ager, expressed himself as much pleased. Letters were addressed to the three traction companies that operate in this city. The following replies have been received. The Richmond Street and Interur ban Railway company answered as follows : "Richmond, Ind., Jan. 21, 1904. "Your communication of the 20th inst. in relation to the proposed pa vilion for Glen Miller duly received, and will be referred to the first meet ing of our executive committee, which will likely be held within the next ten days or two weeks. " Yours truly, "J. M. Lontz, Asst. See." The Indianapolis & Eastern Rail way company, in a letter dated from Indianapolis on the 25th says. "Replying to yours of the 20th inst.. relative to the erection of a pavilion in Glen Miller park, your city, beg to say that this will be re ferred to our general manager, Mr. Chapman, who is confined to his home on account of illness. As soon as he returns to is duties the matter will be taken up. Very truly yours, '"C. E. 'Morgan." Valentine Winters, president of the Dayton & Western Tration company, answering the communication, writes as follows under the date of the 22d : "Yours of the 20th inst., touching upon the matter of the erection of a pavilion in (lion Miller, and asking whether this company would he will ing to share in the cost of the erec tion of such a pavilion, is at hand, and same Avill be laid before our board of directors at its next meet ing. Very respectfully, "Valentine Winters." If the C, G. & R. project becomes a reality, and there is no doubt but that it will, it is the intention to ask that company to participate in the cost of the erection of the pavilion. In that case the cost will be lessened. While no definite estimate of the cost has been made, it is roughly es timated that it will range somewhere between $2,500 and $4,000. The building proper should prob ably seat about 2,500 people. A ground floor is suggested, partly to curtail the initial expense, and also because it prevents the noise that is bound to arise if the floor is of wood. Later on, if desired, a cement floor can be put in. The building, accord ing to this suggestion, will be about sixty feet by one hundred and twenty, and will have a good stage and rooms on each side, beside busi ness quarters. The committee expects to present all the information it has at hand to the council next Monday evening It is suggested the throe traction companies should contribute about $2,000 to the project, and if the C, G. & R. comes in this would be raised still more. It is felt that the city can then pay the remainder with out imposing a hardship upon itself. John M. Lontz, the assistant secre tary of the Richmond Street & Inter urban Railway company, is not only interested in the company, but also in the city, and will do what he can to see that his company takes favorable action upon the matter. Gets Contract at Shelbyville. A dispatch from Shelbyville says that the Chandelier and Art brass works of this city has been awarded the contract for placing the gas and electric fixtures in the city hall there. There were two other bids received, one from the Southerland Manufac turing company, of Cincinnati, its bid being $800, and the other was from the Chicago Gas and Electrical Fix ture company, its bid being $788. The work is to be completed by the mid dle of March. BOTHER'S ACME EVEN IN THE FACE OF POS SIBLE DEATH REFUSED TO DRINK WHISKY Until He Got His Mother's Permis sionA Real Lesson. Hamilton, O., Jan. 29. Almost half dead after being rescued from drowning Wednesday, Alexander Harris, aged eleven years, of Glen dale, refused to take a drink of whiskcy until his mother appeared to give him permission to take the drink. The boy had gone skating on a pond north of Glendale. The ice had been cut on a section of the lake and a thin sheet had formed which was covered with snow. Young Harris wras the first to venture on this thin ice and immediately Avent through. He was rescued and carried to the home of a neighbor. He was almost frozen stiff and one of the men held a bot tle of whiskey to his mouth and told the boy to drink. The boy refused, saying that his mother had taught him never to drink whiskey. Mrs. Harris was sent for. On her arrival she told the boy to drink the whiskey to warm him up. He did. He was provided with warm clothing and taken to his home. No serious results are feared. G.R.& I. INSPECTED Is Eeing Carried on at Present. The semi-annual inspection of the G. R. & T. is being carried on at present. Engineer of maintenance of way, McCulIough, and Trainmaster Casey, together Avith other road offi cials werevere last night and this morning. The road is in fine shape and doing a geat deal oof business at present. The hardest part of the inspecting was in Michigan, where the snow and ice is causing a great deal of trouble. FIRST FREIGHT Over the C. C. & L. Causes Great Rejoicing. Okeana, O., Jan. 29. There was great .excitement here when the first regular freight train passed over the C, C. & L. railroad. It was a treat for the natives and they hailed it with as much delight as a tramp does a good dinner. The train was made up of eigh teen cars loaded with fruit jars en route to Cincinnati. Passenger serv ice will be started within the next two weeks. J. C. Boone and Richard Shute have dissolved partnership, and the busi ness will be continued by J. C. Boone. TE II THE REALM OF SCIENCE SOME OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS RADIUM WILL DO. PRINCE TARKHANOV S Lecture on the Subject Dr. Hill's Declaration That Negroes Can Be Whitened. St. Petersburg, Jan. 2S. Prof. Prince Tarkhanov, the well-known scientist, lecturing recently before the Military Association, made some interesting statements in regard to the possibilities of radium. He pre sented to his audience two cancer pa tients who had been cured of malig nant growths of the face by the use of radium. He said the problem of determining the sex of a child, which Professor Schenck had failed to solve will shortly be settled by the aid of radium. The prince added that he had prevented the development of hydrophobia in dogs inoculated with rabid virus by using radium. When alrge quantities of radium were available the prince contended the whole sj'stem of modern warfare would be revolutionized, as powder magazines, whether in forts or in the holds of vessels, would be at the mer cy of radium rays, which could ex plode them at long distance. Red Actinic Rays. South Bend, Ind., Jan. 2S. Dr. J. W. Hill, a local practitioner, declares that the use of red actinic rays will prevent the reversion of infants born of negro parents to the. parent type. According to Dr. Hill, the-negro's skin is more sensitive than that of any other human being, and for that reason more pigment is thrown out to protect him under the climatic con ditions in which his forefathers were born. By preventing pigmentation, Dr. Hill says, children of negro par ents, which are generally bora white, turning darker under the sun's rays, will become even whiter than the Caucasian race. , Dr. Hill has secured apartments at one of the local hospitals to put his experiment into operation, and ex pects to begin his scientific work within a few weeks. The room will be in red. Walls, ceilings', furniture and flooring will be of that color. DEPOfEESTAlAtIT To be Enlarged to Accommodate the St. Louis Tourists. During the coming summer the ca pacity of the railroad restaurant will be remporarilv increased to take care ' T . . , . A of the St. Louis trade. A temporary restaurant the si?e of the present one ! in the Union station will be built ad joining the west wall of the station, with the same dimensions and the same size corps of waiters as the pres ent one.This addition will be made to accommodate the large number of people on their way from the east to the St. Louis exposition. The plans and specifications are being drawn up now at Pittsburg and as soon as these are finished, which may be a week or two months, work will be immediately started on the erection of the new building. There are eight through trains from New York and the east to St. Louis each day, and, on account of the heavy travel, these will have to be run in several sections. Mr. Peter Merkle, of Columbus, the own er of the restaurants in the union stations of Columbus, O., Richmond, Dennison, O., Indianapolis and other large cities was here yesterday to see his manager, Mr. J. F. Dewire, and arrangements were made to begin the actual work as soon as the plans were finished. Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Kline have re turned to their home in Dayton, after a few days' visit with Mr. and Mrs. Guy S. McCabe, S south twelfth street. MAN SHIPPED INA BOX FROM MENTOR, MINN., TO BU FORD, N. D. MRS. TILLIE HANSON'S Experiences While Being Carried as Baggage Yelled From Cold. St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 20. To save railroad fare from Mentor, Minn., to Buford, N. D.j Mrs. Tillie Hanson was bundled into a box to be shipped as baggage on the ticket purchased by her husband. There was a delay of two hours during which time the box with its human freight lay on the platform in the bitter cold. The woman was plucky and determined and stood the un comfortable situation as long as pos sible. But fear of freezing to death; together with the pain of her cramped position, caused her to make her presence known. Her cries were heard by the station agent and he opened the box to find the woman in a bad way from the suffering she en dured. When the trick was exposed the baggage privileges of the man's ticket became practically valueless, and he was told he would have to get a ticket for the wife if she was to accompany him. What became of the pair is not known, as they left the station as soon as the woman was sufficiently thawed out to travel, and failed to return in time to tske the train. It is presumed the Hansons fft'.-i poor people, - who Licked the furds to pay for transportation for the entire family, and adopted a plan whereby they might travel for less thai, the prescribed rates. BIG THEATRICAL ORGANIZATION "The Silver Slipper" 100 People Will be Here Wednesday Next. George H. Murray, business man ager for John C. Fisher's stupen dous musical production, "The Silver Slipper," arrived in the city yester day to complete the final details for the appearance of the huge musical organization at the Gennett theatre next Wednesday evening, Feb. 3. This company numbers one hun dred people and travels exclusively by special train. They will arrive here Feb. 3, next at 12:15 p. m. over ! the C. C. & L. from Muncie and af- i or fnfil 11 nnc iho niiffiwitipnt liprp "will j, 7r -n i leave for Hamilton via their own special over the PennsA'lvania rail- road at S"p. m. Thursday. Mr. Murray states that aside from the Grau opera company, this is by all odds the largest theatrical com pany that will tour the country this season. i Vfl An array of extra stage hands, el ectricians and other workmen are purposely carried; also their own or chestra. A Quietus Put on Some of the Talk by Local Druggist. To the Editor of the Palladium: Sir: Owing to the recent wide spread newspaper discussion of the so called " death trust " of antitox ine manufacturers, the public may be interested to know that the price of Antitoxine has in reality been re duced. Antitoxine was originally made in two strengths, a "Stan dard" and a "Concentrated;" the latter being twice as .strong and nat urally twice as expensive. For a short time both were used but the physicians soon found that it was unwise to use any but "Concentrat ed." As a result of this action of the ANTTOffl physicians the manufacturers have ceased making the "Standard" strength but have actually lowered the price of the "Concentrated." The strength of antitoxine is ex pressed in immunizing units and the following table shows the actual con dition of affairs: 1,000 units "Concentrated," old price .$2.25; new price, $2.00. 2,000 units, old price, $4.00; new price, ,$3.50. 3,000 units, old price, $5.75; new price, $5.00. 4,000 units, old price, $7.50; new price, $G.50. This is an average reduction of 12y2 per eent in price and the Anti toxine is now furnished in safer and more convenient packages. Respctfully, W. II. Ross Drug Co. Mrs. Harry Wooters returned last evening from a brief visit with rela tives in Fountain City. ST. LODIS FAIR RAILROAD RATES MEETING OF REPRESENTA- IVES OF RAILROADS AT ST. LOUIS. RECOMMENDATIONS SUBMITTED One Way Pare is Now $9.25, Which Includes Bridge Fare First Round Trip Fare 14.40. At the meeting of American pas senger agents yesterday in St. Louis a committee of representatives of St. Louis lines submitted recommenda tions as to rates and conditions to prevail during the world's fair. The lines leading into St. Louis favor a scale of rates that will attract cus tomers and any rates adopted will go into effect from the opening of the season. It was decided that reduced rates from all parts of the United States to St. Louis will be recom mended to the various traffic organi zations. Specifically the passenger officials will ask for, first, a season excursion rate to St. Louis from April 25 to Nov. 25, selling tickets between those two dates at HO per cent of double the one way fare; second, ex cursion rates, with return limit of sixty days at the usual excursion fare of fare and one-third; third, excur sion tickets of ten days' limit in ter ritory 200 miles distant from St. Louis at one fare plus $2; fourth, that excursions be run not oftener than one day each week by each line. The fare one way to St. Louis from Richmond is $9, so that by the above the first excursion rate will be $14.40, the second $12 and the third $11. Besides this each passenger will h-ve twenty-five cents extra to pay when crossing the bridge. COLD TOE EAST And the Trains From That Direction Are All Late. " The cold wave that has been in the north for the past week has swept around to Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio and is causing much disarrange ment of schedules. The through trains from New York and Washing ton that have been running fairly well for a while were all late today on account of the severe cold and and snow and through passengers were put to a great deal of discom fort. Nearly all connections were missed. No. 25, due here at 4:37 was seven hours late. No. 21, due here at 10:10 a. m. was three hours late and No. 25, due here at 4:45 was six hours and thirty minutes late. The trains from the north and wrest are running on nearly their usual sched ule. It is probable, however, that the trains will be late to a greater or less degree for the remainder of the snow and ice are causing a great ent cold snap is over. t , ; dr. wismirs FINE LECTURE AT HIGH SCHOOL HALL YES TERDAY AFTERNOON ON PERSONALITY AMERICAN AUTHORS Divided Them Into Four Distinct Classes and Gave Reasons For So Doing. Yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock Dr. A. E. Winship delivered a most interesting lecture at high school hall to a large audience of teachers and citizens. His subject was "The Personality of American Authors." Dr. Winship is a strong man on the platform and a great educator. He spends the greater portion if his time traveling over the country delivering educational lectures in the larger cities and is in great demand.1 Dr. Winship has many warm friends in Richmond who are always glad to see and hear him. He spoke very highly at the begin ning of his lecture of Dr. Royce, of Harvard, who is to speak at high school hall on next Thursday after noon. He called him the cleanest cut philosopher of his time, one of the greatest popular lecturers now on the platform, fascinating in his style and manner. lie stated that it might seem strange that he did not appear with a strictly pedagogical lecture, but that he wished to depart a little from the usual order and eonvey if possible to those present a deeper meaning of the lives of the great men of litera ture. He said he would have the boys and girls like the better reading all through their lives, and deplored the fact that while in school and college young people read something worth while, but on leaving college, very seldom continue the habit of such reading. He regards it the special duty of teachers and parents to look well to the kind of reading habits formed by our boys and girls. In speaking of our American au thors he makes the following classi fication : (1) Great authors, (2) those who might have been great (3) those who may be great and (4) , those who will not be great. Under the first head he placed Irving, Cooper and Bryant, three of the earlier writers then a group of five remarkable men, espec ially interesting because they were all born within six years of each other; namely, Emerson,lIawthorne,Whittier Longfellow and Holmes. In the sec- I ond class he placed N. I. Willis, J. G. Holland and E. P. Whipple. Those whom he thought may be great are Walt Whitman, Edgar A. Poe, Sidney Lanier and Eugene Field. The speaker gave many reasons why he regards this a proper classi fication of these men, and showed es pecially why the last named will hardly occupy a place among the au thos of fame. He said that teachers of literature will not succeed in the greatest meas ure who teach that all the good men are dead. There is much of sterling worth to be obtained from the writ ings of authors now living. After speaking of these authors and quoting at length from their writings he turned to Longfellow and related in a most interesting manner many unre corded incidents in the life of Amer ica's greatest poet. CADSE FOR DIVORCE Jacob Beeler is applying for di vorce at Kokomo from his wife, Serepta, claiming she has not treated him right. One of the things he charges against her is that she said she would rather live with a negro than a Dutchman. He is supposed to represent the Dutchman, and, of course,-does not like such a doubtful compliment. Elwood Call-Leader.