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DR. T. H. DAVIS CTIDC IIITCDCCT Local Woman Gives Her Age Record Breaking Event in the Society Department of the - Palladium Causes Great Commotion. JArE STX. HAVE MEETING WITH CHRISTIE Corn School Promoters Get Together This Afternoon. " KNOILXEMBIEISG'S STORE. OIIIIO 111 I LIILO I Reads Paper on Medical In spection of School Children. Dr. T. Henry Davis, president of the Indiana Board of Health, which has been advocating medical inspection of school children, stirred up a lot of in terest yesterday at the meeting of the Wayne County Medical society. The society devoted most of the time of the meeting to discussing bis paper, and concurred in it. it will be pub lished in full. Papers by Dr. J. E. Weller and Z. T. Sweeney were read. Dr. Bramkamp necretary, reported on the member ship now in the society. This report showed a gain of one during the year. The death of Dr. George II. Grant was the only one occuring to a member of the society during the past year. PERU ATTEMPTS TO IMMITATE CHICAGO Cow Kicks Over Lamp and a Disastrous Blaze Results. Peru, Ind., Jan. 7. A cow kicked over a lantern while she was being treated for an abscess last night and John II. Miller suffered a $25,000 loss by fire at his famous Polled Durham cattle farm. Forty-six head of cattle, many of them prize winners, were burned. Herman Miller, a son, escap ed by tearing off his burning clothes. THE OLD SAIL DRILL Perils the Modern Warship Men Do : Not Havo to Face. One of the dangers and one of the hardest tasks of the man-of-war's man vanished out of bis life when, with the supplanting of the frigate by the steam cruiser, the old time sail drill became a thing of the past Fleets in the old days were continually exercised in making and shortening sail, shifting pars and all similar maneuvers aloft, ays Captain J. W. Gambler of the British navy In bis "Links In My Life." As the greatest rivalry existed among the crews as to which ship should, carry out the evolution first accidents were frequent. Hardly a drill day passed without men being seriously in jured. Once during a drill In Kiel harbor, where the rivalry In the fleet was in creased by the eagerness of foreign ships to compete with the, English, an unfortunate French midshipman went head first from the mizzen crosstrees of the French flagship to the deck. That numbers of accidents should take place in sail drill was not aston ishing when one remembers that spars measuring perhaps seventy or eighty feet long and weighing two or three tons were whisked about with be wildering speed with nothing but men's bands and brains to guide them; hundreds of men crammed into space of a few hundred square feet, where nothing but the most marvelous organisation and discipline could avert death on deck or aloft. To the landsman, who understood nothing of the difficulty involved in rapidly shifting these great masts and yards or in reeling and furling thou sands of square feet of stiff canvas perhaps wet or half frozen the rapid ity with which it was done was per haps the chief wonder. Ropes, running like lightning through blocks that were instantly too hot from friction to be touched, had to be checked to within a few Inches, requir ing the utmost coolness and presence of mind, while the officer in com mand had to superintend what to the uninitiated looked like a tangled mass of cordage, but which was in reality no more in confusion than the threads in a loom. In an instant this officer might see something going wrong. To delay a ingle second meant a terrible catas trophe. Every one, alow and aloft, was relying on his judgment. ' "Belay! Ease away!" The order came in an instant. The boatswain's mates repeated it in a particular call which this life and death necessity soon taught every one to understand, the shrill whistles rising above the din of tramping feet and running ropes or the thunderous crash of the great sails in the wind. Death had been averted or not. If not you looked up and saw some unfortunate man turning head over heels in the nir Vmir honrt stand at ill Wmilil ha catch hold of something, even if only to break his fall, or would he come battering on the deck? It was a mere toss up. If he was killed outright It generally stopped the drill for the day; if he was only seriously injured -the drill went on, for this was part of the lesson that must be learned- that in peace, as in war, one must take . his chances. A Short Versa. An Englishman named Thomas Thorp died, leaving his fortune to a poor relative on condition that a head stone, with the name of the - said Thomas Thorp and a verse of poetry, be erected . over the , grave. Costing so much a word to chisel letters on .! stone, the poor relative ordered t!m the poetry should be brief. Upon bis refusal lo approve, on account of o their length, the Hues Here lies th eorp Of Thomas Thorp the following was finally ordered and accepted: Thorp's Corpse. .fSasy to buy, easy to try, the best, wholesome, appetizing breakfast is Mrs. Austin's famous pancakes. iLilQGlOl Relieves sour stomach, palptutioaof the heart Digests what yon eat The society editpr of the Palladium was greatly excited today. Her fel low workers frequently cast appre hensive glances in her direction un til she took them into her confidence then they shared in the agitation. '- The cause of the commotion was a record breaking event in the society department. Early this morning the RELIEF PARTY ISJ ITS WAY American Rescuers, Headed By Griscom, Leave Rome. JRome, an. 7. The American relief party left here on a- special train to day headed by Ambassador Griscom. They will sail from Vecchia for Mes sina. Earth shocks at Messina con tinue to occur at the rate of one ev ery ten minutes,- Fire broke out to day and completed the destruction of the city hall and all the records. Ml ANTARCTIC STORM Braving the Perils of a South Polar Winter's Night. FIERCE FURY OF THE GALE. Adventures of a Paty of Explorers In . a Journey Over the Broken Pack Ice The Solid Wall of Wind That Flanked a Friendly Iceberg. The arctic explorer has always had hardship and danger enough, but the antarctic discoverer has far more ter rible conditions to meet. Luckily he meets them with all the equipment and method that arctic exploration has taught mankind. Yet they are most dangerous, as the story of those who have lived through the south polar winter night can testify. One of the experiences of Bernacchi on the cruise of the Southern Cross some years ago shows what an antarctic gale means. He and a comrade, Eilifsen, started out on a short sledge journey to carry provisions from one camp to another. It was In September, and the broken Ice pack over which they must travel was but a foot and a half thick and likely to break in pieces afresh or pile up in deadly masses at the mercy of the sea and wind. The two men had three sledges and eighteen dogs. They had hardly started before the wind rose and a gale threatened. Halfway to their destination there was an lce-( berg Imbedded In the pack ice, and they hastened to reach this before the storm should break. For five hours they toiled over the Ice, the wind gradually rising. The gale .broke in fury just as they reach ed the Iceberg, under whose lee they pitched a tiny silk tent, Into which they crawled after having fed their dogs as best they could. Hour after hour the wind raged, and the ther nometer went to 9 degrees below zero. The snow drifted over and Into the tent. Sleep was impossible. The explorers, who had met typhoons in the China seas and cyclones In the tropics, found by the aneroid as well as by their1 own sensations that this, gale surpassed them all. Worst of all, it seemed as if the Ice was beginning to crack. They knew well that the f Iceberg which protected them from the full force of the storm was the most dangerous place possible In other ways, as the ice was sure to separate first immediately round the berg, throwing tent, men and dogs Into the icy seas. The cracking of ice was now to be heard above the roar of the wind. They dared not stay in their shelter. A little to the east, Bernacchi re membered, was a cave in the body of the iceberg. Once in that, they would not at least be precipitated Into the sea, even if they were carried away. Iceberg and alL It was so dark that the wall of the berg cpuld not be seen even when the hands touched it. The two explorers groped as best they conld along the slippery walls, both hands on the ice and their bodies pressed against It Halfway around they left the lee side and met the gale. It came like a solid thing, bear ing them back and down. Not one I Inch could they move against it, and further exposure meant death. They groped back, blinded, deafened and almost paralyzed with cold, to shelter. Then they commenced a toilsome hunt for a foothold on the lee side some where. Toward morning they found a low spur or projection, upon which tbey scrambled and lay down perfect ly exhausted In tbe snowdrifts, which grew each moment. To this they owed their lives, for the snow soon covered them and kept in the warmth of their bodies. They dared not sleep for fear of never waking, so they roused each other alternately. At last day broke, and the gale abated. Crawling over the snow, their garments frozen stiff as boards, their beards solid lumps of ice, they managed to reach their tent. The Ice bad not broken, though it was cracked here and there. They took food, slept, fed their dogs, who were deep in the drifts, but alive, and then courageously went ahead, "hot caring to be beaten. as Bernacchi expressed It It was 8 o'clock at night before they reached camp, but the next day they were exploring and taking photo graphs and observations just as usual. Man may seem puny against nature, but he conquers her from the arctic to the antarctic by his unconquerable soul. William Rittenbouse In For social editor received a communica tion in which the statement was made that a certain woman intended to ob serve her forty-ninth birthday by giv ing a party. Since 1831 when the Palladium was established, the files of this paper do not show one Instance where a wom an voluntarily permitted her age to be made known. WEISHAUPT IS MADE HAPPY Eagles Present Him a Hand some Gift. Members of, the Wayne Aerie of Eagles No. 666 presented the past worthy president, Alphonse Weis haupt with a beautiful chiffonier last evening after the installation of the. officers for the current year. The gift was in the nature of a surprise to Mr. Weishaupt. Following the instal lation exercises and the initiating of three candidates, the order banqueted. DIFFERENT STYLES. How Meredith and Browning Might Describe the Seme Incident. If Browning and George Meredith were describing the same act they might both be obscure, but their ob scurities would be entirely different. Suppose, for instanc.e, they were de scribing even so prosaic and material an act as a man being knocked down stairs by another man to whom he bad given the lie. Meredith's descrip tion would refer to something which an ordfnary observer would not see or at least could not describe. It might be a sudden sense of anarchy in the brain of the assaulter or a stupefac tion and stunned serenity in that of tbe object .of the assault. He might write: "Wain wood's 'men vary in veracity brought the baronet's arm up. He felt the doors of his brain burst and Wainwood a swift rushing of himself through air, accompanied with a clarity as of the annihilated." Meredith, in other words, would speak queerly because he was describ ing queer mental experiences. But Browning might simply be describing tbe material incident of the man being knocked downstairs, and his descrip tion would run: What then? "You He" and doormat be low stairs Takes bump from back. This is not subtlety, but merely a kind of Insane swiftness. Gilbert K. Chesterton. BEARDED LADIES. A Parisian Showman Says They Are Quite Numerous. An Englishwoman who confesses to a mild mania for attending the street fairs common in and around Paris says that she is always impressed by the extraordinary number of bearded ladies among the attractions. "I was inclined to think that they were fakes," she says in the London Gentlewoman, "but when I discovered"; that they were quite genuine my sur prise at this wonderful supply of phenomena grew stronger. And when a few days ago I saw at the fair in the Avenue d'Orleans a lady exhibited with a long flowing beard I could no longer withhold my curiosity. "I applied for information to a gen tleman well known in the showman world and who acts as a kind of agent to the people owning shows, supply ing them with the necessary goods, human and otherwise. This gentle man appeared surprised at my ques tion. "'Bearded ladies!' he exclaimed. 'I can find as many as I like. You have no idea how many women, if they liked, could rival men as regards whiskers and mustaches. But they are not anxious to enter Into that kind of competition.' " Winged Burglars. Bnchner In his "Psychic Life of Animals" speaks s of thievish bees which, in order Ho save themselves the trouble of working, attack well stocked hives in mssses, kill the sen tinels and the inhabitants, rob the hives and carry off the provisions. After repeated enterprises of this de scription they acquire a taste for rob bery and violence. They recruit whole companies, which get more and more numerous, and finally they form reg ular colonies of brigand bees. But it is a still more curious fact that these brigand bees can be produced arti ficially by giving working bees a mix ture of honey and brandy to drink. The bees soon acquire a taste for this beverage, which has the same disas trous effect upon them as upon men. They become ill disposed and Irritable and lose all desire for work, and final ly, when they begin to feel hungry, they attack and plunder the well sup plied hives. One Reason. ;; There may be two reasons for a thing, both equally true, and it may be the height of folly to attribute tbe effect to both. A gentleman to whom art was a strange thing asked a friend to whom the ways of its votaries were more familiar: "Why does Conneray stand off and half shut his eyes when he looks at the pictures he is painting? I was In his studio the other day, and he made me do it too." "That's simply explained," replied the other. "Did you ever try to look at them near to, with your eyes wide open? Well, don't. You cant stand It. Youth's Companion. Great values in Ladies' Muslin Garments go on sale tomorrow, at Knollenberg's Store At the meeting of th commit on the Centervillo corn sciiool with Prof. S. Christie of Purdue University, it was decided to open the school Mon day, February 1 and continue until Saturday night of that week. Four night sessions will be held as well as five day sessions. Besides Prof. Cris tie, an attempt will be made to have Profs. Stone and Skinner take part on the program. , Both of these men are connected with Purdue. Prof. Cristie went from this city to Centerville to meet a committee of citizens. DAY DODGERS TO . ' JIVE A PLAY Committee Has Been Appoint ed by Students. At a meeting of the day dodgers of Earl ham College Wednesday noon, or ganization was effected. It was decid ed to give a play in the near future and the following committee was se lected: Herbert Huffman, Miss Flor ence Corwin, Miss Fannie Jones, Miss Bessie Jones, Miss Mary Francisco, Miss Donna Parks, John Smyser, Ray Meeks, Frank Elliott. Herbert Teb bets. Officers elected were; Presi dent, Carl Ackerman; vice president, Miss Alice Lanning; secretary. Virgin ia Graves; treasurer, Herbert Teb betts. MAIL DELIVERY IS EFFECTED Cold Wave Throws Trains Off Regular Schedules. Because of the cold of the past two days throwing railroad schedules out, the local postoffice has been affected. This is particularly true of the Chi cago mail arriving here in the morn ing on train No. 6. This is a very heavy business mail and of most im portance to the business firms and manufactories, but in order to make their runs in regular schedule, the carriers have had to leave without this mail and make an extra trip later in the day. ORGANS FOR SCHOOLS. A small organ, complete in every respect but appearing more like a large suit case, has been installed in each school building of the city by the school board. They will be used by the teachers In connection with the daily music lessons. The organs are made small so that they may be tak en from room to room. A FABLE OF NIGERIA. The Crafty Spider and the Way He Paid His Debts. The following fable of tbe spider is one of the folk tales of northern Ni geria: A spider, it seems, had occasion to borrow a sum of money. A journey round to the generously, disposed brought him 2,000 cowries each from the cat, the dog, the hyena, the leopard and the lion. When pay day came round, the spider remained at home to receive the visits of his creditors in a certain prearranged order. First came the cat to claim repayment of his loan. "Hushr "aid the spider. "I hear a noise outside. It is a dog come to see me. You must hide under this cala bash for safety." The cat was scarce ly bidden when the dog, coming In, made a similar request for his money. Says Master Spider, "There is a cat under that calabash. Take him and I consider the debt paid." No sooner said than done. Just then a snuffling and scraping were beard at the door. The third creditor, the hyena, bad ar-J rived. Don t be alarmed, my dear dog, but hide here till he has left ; And the spider bustled him under tbe calabash. "I smell a dog," said the hyena, routing about. "Under that calabash," the spider replied. "Eat him up. and your debt Is paid." The dog paid the penalty of his simplicity, and all was quiet once more. The hyena was preparing to leave, when he heard an ominous sound tbat sent him crouching against the wall. It was the pattering of the leopard's feet at the door. "Quick! Under this calabash r cries his host, and the hyena cnrls up in tbe fatal cache, only to meet a like fate from his more courageous enemy. "My debt is repaid," said the leopard. and ran against tbe lion coming in. A terrible fight Sensued. for the leopard and the lion are equal in strength, so the natives say. When blood and dust make havoc in the house and both an imals are exhausting their strength the spider is busy at the fire. Seising pot of boiling grease, he-poors it over the clawing mass. Leopard and lion roll apart in their death agony, and the spider has only to straighten and clean np before resuming once more the humdrum life of fly catching. No wonder he is known as "Mai wayo," the crafty one. "So you want $10 for a week in New Tort," gasped Maw Hoptoad. "Why, it can't possibly cost you more'n a dol lar a day to live." "I know that." said Paw Hoptoad, "bat when a feller goes to New York he calculates on blowln' some money la." Louisville CourieisJournai. Beginning Tomorrow, FRIDAY MORNING. See our 50c counter, loaded down with Gowns, Drawers, Corset Covers and Short Skirts. Every Garment made of a good quality Muslin, Cambric or Nainsook with either Lace or Embroidery Trimmings " " Value Extraordinary at 50c SEE OUR 98c COUNTER. Beautiful Gowns in fancy and plain styles. Handsome Skirts, full size, elaborately trimmed with lace and embroidery. A fine assortment of Drawers, Corset Covers, Short Skirts and Skirt Chemises. Every Garment made of fine material and trimmed with dainty laces or nice embroid ery. Regular values from $1.25 to $1.50 each. Sale Price 98c. BIDS RECEIVED FORJBILL WORK Three Companies Aftei Local Post Office Job. Two bids were received by postmas ter J. A. Spekenhier for the construc tion of grill work at the three win daws of the registry and money ord er departments. One Indianapolis and one Richmond firm made bids. They were considered very reasona ble by Mr. Spekenhier and were for warded to the treasury department, Washington, for further consideration. TEMPERANCE MEETINGS. In connection with the week of prayer, the ministers will hold special services this evening on the temper ance question. The ' meetings will convene at 7:30 o'clock and by tbe nature of the subject, large audiences are expected. The regular services held each evening in the observation of the week of prayer have been well attended. Didn't Wait For It. A couple of Scotch ministers were taking dinner together one summer day In a little manse in the highlands. It .was tbe Sabbath day, tbe weather was 'beautiful, and the bubbling streams were full of trout and the woods full of summer birds. One turned to the other and said: .. "Mon, don't ye often feel tempted on these beautiful Sundays to go out fish ing?" "Na, na," said the other. "I never feel tempted. I juist gang." Plenty of Him. J . "What sort of man is Jinks?" "The Impression you get of Jinks de pends on tbe circumstances under which you meet him. 'If you're there to collect money you won't like him.' But if you're there to pay money he seems a lovely character." Hie Way Out of It. "He don't give nuthin to the church now?" -No. Somebody told him the Bible says salvation is 'free,' an he sajs fur be It from him to dispute tbe Scrip tores r Atlanta Constitution.. liberty exists in proportion to whole some restraint. Webster. KIDWELL ARRESTED. John Kidwell, a- youth who is known also as John Gehring, is under arrest -upon the charge of larceny. He is accused of stealing a "quantity of iron.' Young Kidwell has been doing work as a junker. ANOTHER JOBBEY SUIT. Another suit was entered against Frank C. Kibbey this afternoon. It is entitled McCurran Sc. Smith. vs. Kib bey. The suit is brought on account; demand $3- SPECIAL SALE (IMF UuMkEiP wean? ANGER IS DANGEROUS. ft Wrecks the Whole System and Tends to Shorten Life. It Is well known that a violent lit of temper affects the heart instantly, and psychophysiclfts have discovered the presence of poison in tbe blood imme diately after such outburst. This ex plains why we feel so depressed, ex hausted and nervous after any storm of passion worry, jealousy or revenge has swept through the mind. It has left in its wake vicious mental poison and other harmful secretions in the brain and blood. There is no constitution so strong ut It will ultimately succumb to tbe constant racking and twisting of the nerve centers caused by an uncon trolled temper. Every time yon be come angry you reverse all of tbe nor mal mental and physical processes. Everything in you rebels against pas sion storms; every mental faculty pro tests against their abuse. If people only realised what havoc Indulgence in hot temper plays In their delicate nervous structure. If they could only see with the physical eyes the damage done as they can see what follows in the wake of a tornado, they would not dare to get angry. When tbe brain cells are overheated from a fit of temper their efficiency la seriously Impaired, If not absolutely ruined. The presence of the anger poi son, tbe shock to the nervous system. Is what makes the victim so exhausted and demoralized after loss of self con trol. Orison Swett Marden In Success Magazine. ' LEAKAGE REPAIRED. The leakage in the swimming pool at the Y. M. C. A. has been repaired and all complaint - made from this source has been removed. There has been about two feet of water seeping out of the pool each day. The cause was a defective valve. PERMITS CHANGE OF NAME. The decree entitling the Richmond Cream company to change its name to the Commons Dairy company has been entered in the courts. The company represented its business interests could be attended to better by chang ing the name. . OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Betzold cele brated their golden wedding anniver sary in a quiet manner at their home on North Seventh street Wednesday. Mr. Betzold was formerly second ser geant on the Richmond police force and is one of the best known citizens. Mr. and Mrs. Betzold were married in Cincinnati, but have been residents of this city during most of their married life. HOME OF FRIENDLESS. The annual meeting of the Home of the Friendless Association will be held at the Home tomorrow after noon at 2 o'clock. The friends of the institution are invited to attend. An nual reports will be read. Bos: just mad Medal Floor. saieadid Beginning Tomorrow, FA TwWW. A very large assortment of fine Lingerie In cluding Skirts, Gowns. Drawers, Corset Covers and Short Skirts. Garments ranging in price from $2.00 to $8.00 each. Every piece properly fashioned, made right and elaborately trimmed. Choice in every respect and priced from 25 to SO per cent less than regular price. These are aer -'nly worthy the attention of every lady. Also a lot of Children's Muslin Garments In cluding Skirts, Gowns and Drawers. Every piece at a reduced price. In fact the labor alone about ' worth the price we ask. All these goods will be well distributed on our second floor, where they can be easily Inspect ed. The Embroidery Bargain Sale will likewise be continued. Our second floor will surely be the scene of much activity during the coming days. We advise an early call. LOCAL DEMOUNTS PLAH TO ATTECD Order Holds Annual Services At Hall Last Went Many democrats will attend the m augural ball of Governor Marshall next Monday evening, also the lnau guration exercises. It la probable that a special car will be chartered by the local delegation. Those who havo invitations .'to the ball include Thom as J. Study.' C B. Beck, Rev. Thomas H. Kuhn, Webster 'Parry and otaam. . The Gingerbread Tree. There Is a species of palm, growing tn m height of from twentv-flve ta thlr. ty feet. In Egypt. Arabia. Abyssinia and Nubia which produces Its fruit la. long clusters, each containing from 100 to 200. These fruits are of an Irregular . form, of a rich yellowish, brown color and are beautifully pol ished. In upper Egypt they form part ot the food of the poorer classes of In habitants, the part eaten being tbe fibrous.' mealy husk, which tastes si most exactly like gingerbread, whence the popular name of gingerbread tree to Egypt. Hypboene thebatea lsth botanical name of this palm. . " How It Strtiek Him. It was 6 o'clock In tbe afternoon, fa a crowded Brooklyn trolley ear, and above tbe noise arose tbe wails of a leather lunged baby protesting against everything. After two miles of this din tbe mother left with her child, when a young man la the front end , of the car thus expressed bis sen-' ments: Oee whls! I'm alad I'm free! , No wedding bells for me. The result can be more easily Ima4 teed than described- New York ffect - Women and Ships. "But. Mr. Malnbrace. why do tbey always can a ship 'she?' "Lor, miss, you wouldn't ask that f you'd ever tried to steer oae." sas City Independent. On the Safe Side. Tn the matter of drinking, moved' the philosopher with tbe Impression istic nose, "be sure yon sre right and you won't get a head.' Philadelphia Rect'- Terre Crr!e, f1 Ec!ra ItasCca Co. (Time Table Effective Oct 27. 1M7J ' Trains leave Richmond tor Inflaa apolis and intermediate stations at 1:00 a. m, 7:25, S0. t:2,, 10:02, U:00, 12:00. 1:00, 1:1. 2:00. 4:00. 6:25. 0:00, 7:80. 0:40. 9:99. 19.99, 11:10. . ' Limited trains. Last car to ladianapolla. 0:40 p. tV Last ear to New Castle. 10:00 p. am. Trains connect at Indianapolis sat Lafayette. Frankfort. CrawfordsvCle. Terrs Haate. Clinton. SoCrvaa, fart. (UlaJt Ztatsti asU tlrsrJ.