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THE MOTMOXD PALLADIUM AND SUN-T5LEGRAM, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14,. 1909.
PAGE TWO. nnornn i nrrfnu unotuiiLL utnui m qtapt xnnv iu uinm luuiii Hot Stove Circuit Breaks Up, Championship Season Formally Opens. TO BE A BITTER STRUGGLE t ;- . .' ' . ' V- wrsTEBM Ultima. n lucoirAM LEAGUE, ALSO THE NATIONAL LEAGUE AND AMERICAN ASSO CIATION 'N A - GETAWAY. Chicago, April 14. All friendship ceases, and from this day and date there will be war'., to the death for Bine Innings or more here or else where in our fair land every day that it ( does not rain (or snow) until the Ides of October approach. This is the end! of the kidding seas on, the date when facts and results be gin to take the place of puffs and bluffs, when a winter's pentup enthus iasm is supposed to boil over with a splash that can be heard from one end of the baseball map to the other, when the brilliantly touted "find" must be gin to deliver the goods or accept transportation bushward, and the sturdy veteran must start playing "the game of hit life" in earnest to keep pace with the giant forward strides of the great national pastime. The real battle for pennants will be on this afternoon when the National League, half of the American League and all of the American Association Inaugurate their , championship seas ons. 'v.- V " ' ' Big Noise Starts Today. The eastern half of the Ban John eon circuit blew the lid1 off in a couple of cities on Monday, but the big noise does not happen until tomorrow. And, surely, now is the time for all good weather to come to the aid of the fans. Chicago is one of the four National League cities favored with an opening date, the others being Cincinnati, New York and Boston. The world's champion Cubs will have as their op ponents the St. Louis Cardinals, perked up from the last season by a brand new manager. Pittsburg is as signed to open against the Reds. Brooklyn will tackle the Giants and Philadelphia is booked for Boston. , In the American League there will lie opening in only two cities, by the White Sox in Detroit and by Cleveland In St. Louis. The edge already has been worn off in Philadelphia and waauiusiuu. . John E. Fromm has improved and added another barber -4n bis shop-at 608 Main street. Your patronage so licited. , Hit A HILL CLI TEST IS PLANNED Many Automobile Concerns Will Be Represented in . The Contest. TEST ON BEELR'S HILL THIS IS ; REGARDED AS THE .STEEPEST HILL IN THE VICINI- TY OF RICHMOND AND WILL MEET THE DEMANDS. The automobile agencies of this city are making arrangements with the dif ferent factories for a hilt climbing contest during the month of May. This will be one of the most unique affairs ever pulled off in this city and will no doubt be witnessed by a large crowd. ''TjCI The test will probably take place on Beeler's hill, south of the city. This hill is regarded as' the steepest in this vicinity, by many autoists and is re garded as a very good test for the hill climbing powers of any machine. So far enteries have been made by the following automobile firms: Overland, Stoddard-Dayton, Ford, Marion Flyer, Bulck, Maxwell and Jackson. Each of these companies has promised to en ter cars in the runabout and touring car classes. It is also probable that .the local firms engaged in the manu facture of automobiles will be entered in the test climb. TWO MOHE DIVORCES HAVE BEEN FILED One Plaintiff Woman, One Is a Man. On the charge of cruel and inhuman treatment Bessie Epps has entered suit for divorce from James Epps In the Wayne circuit court. - W. H. Kel- ley la attorney for the plaintiff. .William Hiaes claims Ellen, his wife, has deserted him and so aues to havs the bonds of matrimony severed. Hs claims she left htm without cause and In answer to the request of her parents who opposed the marriage. CINCINNATI tL2S SUNDAY . CUR8ION ex Pennsylvania Lines, April 18. Train ItXfm Richmond, 7 a. as. MBIIIG TUBUS ARE TtllED Boston Trims Athletics and New York Whips Wash ington Outfit. PITCHER LAKE WAS STAR AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDING. Won Lest Pet. Philadelphia 1 1 .500 Washington.; ... .1 1 .500 Boston.. . . 1 1 .500 New York .. .. .. .. ..1 1 .500 Detroit ..0 0 .000 Cleveland J 0 0 .000 St. Louis . , 0 0 .000 Chicago v 0 0 .000 Games Today. Boston at Philadelphia. New York at Washington. At Philadelphia n. H, E. 4 2 Athletics.. .. .. .. .. .. ..2 9 9 Boston .. '. . . . . . .4 Batteries Coombs and Lapp; Chech and Spencer. At Washington H. 6 7 E. 4 3 Washington .. .. . . ..0 New York . . .. .. .. .. ..5 Batteries Groom and Street; Lake and Kleinow. DEMOCRATS WILL BE FROWNED UPON Only Republicans to Be Per mitted to Vote at the Primary. STRINGENT RULE DRAFTED COMMITTEE MET LAST EVENING AND DECIDED THAT DEFEATED CANDIDATES MUST SUPPORT THE VICTORS. That the republican ' nominees. chosen at the primary election May 3, must be supported by the unsuc cessful candidates and that only re publicans be permitted to vote at the nominating primary. Were two import ant rulings of ., the city .committee, which met last evening at the office of Dr. Ferling, chairman. The committee felt that it was no more than due the successful candi dates that t,liey be supported by those whom they defeated. All candidates will be pledged to abide by this nil ing when their assessments are paid It Is believed by the committee, that this action will do much in keeping the factions of the party together, and make possible -the election of re publican officials. In the past, it is stated, there have been a large num ber of democrats voting at republican primaries. Voting Requirements. A rule adopted by the committee reads: - "All republicans who are legal vot ers or who at the general election In November will be legal voters, shall be entitled to vote In the precinct where they respectively reside. Per sons who are not republicans shall not be allowed to vote upon any pretext, and inspectors, judges or sheriffs, shall not be bound by any particular test by which to determine the right of any person to vote, but may apply any and all reasonable tests ; which they deem proper to ascertain wheth er, or not the party offering to vote is a republican and resides in the pre cinct, and are particularly enjoined to let no person vote at said election who is not a duly qualified voter un der these rules of the precinct where he offers to vote, and is a bonified re publican." Payment of Assessments. The assessments of the different can didates, which go to meet the expenses of the primary, must be paid to Chair man Ferling by April 22. The expenses of the election will be rather heavy. according to Mr. Ferling. The candidates will draw for places on me evening or April zz, at a meet ing with $$e committee at the Pythian Temple. This Is of much importance to the candidates. It is asserted that those who head the list for the offices for which they are candidates, benefit materially. The committee created but one new voting precinct. This was in the Fourth ward. The. plan to have two voting precincts in the Seventh ward was given up. In all wards but the Fourth and Fifth, there will be but one voting precinct. Only One Judge. The committee has decided that there should be but one judge, instead of two, at each poll. The officials for eacn precinct, include one judge, one clerk. and one sheriff. .The sheriff will act in the capacity of a judge, in case a dispute arises. : -' vtv NO reference was made to the city judgeship question. ,The action of council next Monday evening, at which time the office will either be abolished or continued, will not affect the com mittee'8 plan greatly. Ftstia Reaartaa. ' She pouted, withdrawing her hand. "in Button u myself." vans sa Ton'd sever make a scrapper. You're n awtirani vim m itom.w "But see how neatly I can land one on tne month," he said, suiting the ac tion to toe word. The he heard bar father approach ing ana aissiayed some marvkmi a swtft footwork. New Tsrk GOLD MEDAL FROM FREII C HBEPU BLIC To Be Presented Soon to San Francisco by Ambassa dor Jusserand. COMMEMORATES BIG QUAKE FRENCH STATESMAN SAYS MED AL IS ALSO IN APPRECIATION OF AMERICA'S GIFT OF THE FRANKLIN IN8IGNIA. Washington, April 14. A medal iu gold, the gift of the French Govern ment, commemorative of the restora tion of San Francisco from the fire and earthquake of three years sgo, Is to be presented in person to the authorities of that city by Ambassador Jusserand. between May 20 and 25. The medal is the design of Louis Bottee, a noted medal designer. On one side is depicted the city lay ing aside its shroud and issuing from the ruins; on the other is represented France, presenting a branch, of laurel to America.. M. Jusserand, in a letter asking the offices of Secretary Knox in informing the San Francisco authorities of the In structions he hss received, gave a brief history of the incidents and motives, which inspired his government in pre senting the medal. Medal to the French. Congress in 1894, directed that a sin gle gold medal be struck to commemo rate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin and presented to to the French Republic. M. Jusser and received it from Secretary Root at Philadelphia about three years ago, and the Ambassador, in his response., expressed the earnest hope that one of the next medals to be struck would commemorate the resurrection of San Francisco, "the disaster which awak ened the deepest grief in every French heart and admiration for the manli ness displayed by the population dur ing their awful , trial." Continuing, M. Jusserand, in his letter to Mr. Knox, said: "The words which I epoke thus spon- taneously and under the influence of the emotion caused by that event, turn ed out to agree so exactly with the sen timent of my country that the govern ment of the republic at once appropri ated them as its own. In conformity with the wish, which I took the liberty to express, a medal is to be added to the series of those whicji have marked from time to time, ever since the earli est days of American independence, the persistence of the sympathies whicil arose at the very beginning: between our two countries, from the medal which commemorated the epoch of the alliance and of freedom down to the one which a popular French subscrip tion enabled to be struck on the tragic death, of Lincoln, and to the one, final ly, which the American republic offer ed to my country.' PARK PROJECT IS DROPPEDJf CLUB Y. M. B. C. Decides That the Proposed Move Is Not Advisable One. DISCUSS BAND QUESTION ALL EFFORTS TO CREATE MUNI CIPAL MUSICAL ORGANIZATION NOT ABANDONED -SATURNALIA PROSPERS. AH doubt as to whether the city of Richmond would dispose of the front part of Glen Miller park, known as the Maple Grove Cemetery, addition, through the agency of the Young Men's business club, was removed last evening, by the committee bringing in an adverse report. The action of the committee was not altogether unex pec ted, as it states in its report that one of the reasons for abandoning the proposition was that public opinion was against it. Two other 'reasons were also spec! fied; one that it is doubtful if the city could give a clear title to the property, and the other that there was a doubt whether the city could even sell the property if It so desired. The com mittee having in charge the matter. which has been hanging fire since Jan uary. includes C. W. Merrill, chairman; P. J. Freeman and Wilfred Jessup. May Unite Bands. The proposition of uniting the city band and the union band was again up for consideration. It is believed that the object of the club will be at tained, although the band men hav not as jyet ' consented. It would be necessary to guarantee si,S0O a year as the expense for maintenance of band and orchestra and it is probable that the club will be sponsor for this amount. The committee will investi gate tJ proposition, both as to the willingness of the merchants to contri bute for the band expenses and the probability of the amalgamation of the two organisations. It will report at the next meeting. Some discussion, , relative to - the Masked Saturnalia, to be given by the clab, Wednesday evening, April 21. was held. Prospects are that the fondest expectations of the club me hers win he realised. It was also re- taat those working em the ei of the eitr were meeting with WITH S. KETCHEL Fight Arranged to Be Held in California. New York. April 14.-Stanley Ketch el and Jack Johnson were today matched to fight twenty rounds Octo ber twenty-first, in California. A side bet of $5,000 was posted. The winner is to take 65 per cent of the gate re ceipts. AGED WOMAN DEAD. Mrs. Anna Koverre Died at Home of Daughter Last Evening. Mrs. Anna Noverre, aged 7, widow of the late Prof. John Noverre, a vio lin teacher, died last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. L. Schlrmeyer, 22 North Seventeenth street, from dianetes. She had been ill for more than a year and her death was not unexpected. She is .survived by her son, A. F. Noverre, and one daughter, Mrs. Schlrmeyer. The funeral will be held Friday aft ernoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, 224 North Seventeenth street. Bur ial will be in Earlham cemetery. Rev. ) D. C. Huntington of 8L Paul's Episco pal church of which she was a mem ber, will officiate. MILLER HAS ACCEPTED. Will Address Commercial Club Mem bers on Subject Not Announced. The acceptance of ex-lieutenant gov ernor Hugh Miller of Columbus, Ind., to attend , the Commercial Club ban quet. May 4, has been received by Secretary E. M. Haas. Mr. Miller will respond to a toast, the subject of which has not been announced. The speakerg before the club banquet, this year, include several of the .best known men in the middle west. SEWER SYSTEM IS BEIIICPROPOSER Board of Works Adopts Reso lution for Extensive Im provement in Fairview. MUST REMOVE FOUNDATION PREVENTS CONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH; WEST FOURTH STREET OTHER NEWS OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WORRS. Fairview is to have a complete sewer system if the plans of the board of pub lic works go through. A resolution providing for such a system was adop ted by the board -at its meeting this morning. It is estimated the system will cost $25,000. Much of the exca vating will have to be done through solid rock. When the system is com pleted the entire west side will be equipped with the best system for sew erage and drainage in the city. When South West Fourth street is constructed in accord with a resolution adopted by the board, it will become necessary to remove the concrete foun dation for a house which has just been put up. .The lot is owned by E. G. Kemper, and he had intended to build a residence, not knowing or tne con templated improvement. . The city will appropriate his entire lot for street purposes. The assessment of damages to Kemper has not been Made. Oscar Tauer, whose residenca faces West Fifth street, was the only petitioner for the opening of Fourth street. The board has adopted a resolution for the construction of a sewer be tween South Third and First, A and B streets; adopted a resolution for ce ment sidewalks on both sides of North Eighth street from Main to Fort Wayne avenue, and cement walks on south side of North B street from Six teenth street to first alley west. Same Old Style of Ceeking. Professor 8nsggs Strange there's been no improvement made In cooking in the last 2,000 years. Now, down at my boarding house this morning I had a steak broiled In the regular Pom peilan style. Boggs Pompeilsn style? How do you mean? Professor Snaggs Why, scorched to a cinder on one side and covered with ashes oa the other. Exchange. ' De Witt Is Brag a man whoso word one can depend upon? De Hltt Well, I really wouldn't cart to say anything against the man; bat, in the language of the poet, it might be safe to remark that to him "troth is stranger than fiction." London I lustra ted Bits. nycue r rr spi r rR I - T",,-ay- I ..sorjg.. ZAAlVZAAlJilii "POC2 LOVE'S SAKE" Txaa rjc3 ivo won-ni wciilc a rMia,o. Asfe.I3,, lMBaliuillallilulillujHl THE THEATER THEATRICAL CALENDAR. GENNETT. Week of April 12 North Bros. Tuesday, April 20 "A Broken Idol." Wednesday, April 21 "The Great Divide.". NEW PHILLIPS. All Week High Class Vaudeville. COLISEUM. Monday, April 19 Madame Nordics. The New Phillips. Today will see the exit of the Great Electro and his little sister, two won derful and extraordinary people, who have the art of electrical science studied to a thoroughness. Possibly Electro's hardest feat Is to light the gas with his tongue, but that is only a sample of what he is really handing out. The little comedy playlet is quite amusing. Two men and a charming woman are staging it and they are all experienced actors. Chas. Hasty hates to leave Rich mond, because with that he leaves Indiana, his own state. Chas. is a real Hoosier and a good comedian. "The Great Oivide. This strikingly dramatic success which has been playing at the Prin cess and Daly's theaters now for two seasons, having recently rounded out a continuous run or over six nundrea performances, has been booked to ap pear here several times, but Henry j Miller, under whose able management' the play has won such a phenomenal success was obliged to cancel the pre vious dates owing to the record-breaking receipts of the New York engage ment. Mr. Miller will positively pre sent "The Great Divide" at the Gen nett theater on April 21, as a road tour has now been absolutely arrang ed for. "A Broken Idol." With a record of over 300 perform ances in Chicago, "A Broken Idol," the laughing song play by Hal Steph ens, Williams and Van Alstyne, comes to the Gennett theater on April 20 for one night. The entire cast, chorus and production exactly as presented at Manager Whitney's Van Buren street playhouse will be brought here. This means that Otis Harlan, who has made the role of "Doc Whatt" one of the best known in modern musical farce, will be the leading generator of laughter waves. Mr. Harlan's long association with the companies of the late Charles H. Hoyt has for years made him known wherever the better class of musical comedy and farce have been presented. In' this latest character creation he is said to be mooring the most pronounced hit of his long and notable career. The produc tion is one typical of the Whitney trade-mark which means a. lavtobness of costuming, scenic splendor and gorgeous electrical effects, while the chorus is not only noted for its beauty but for the cleverness of its individual members as dancers and singers. North Brothers. "The Montana Sheriff was the play presented at the Gennett this after noon , and a very large audience was present and came away very well pleased with the efforts of the North Bros, companv. The play announced for tonight is the beautiful character comedy "The Minister's Wife," in four acts and is said to be one of the best plays in the repertoire of this com pany. The play was produced here .several seasons ago by Adelaide Thurston and left a very favorableinterCssion. It is said that Miss Goodwin bas an ex ceptionally pleasing role and particul arly suited to her style of acting. She has many opportunities of displaying her ability as a very, clever versatile artist and make the most of them in every instance. There will be an en tire change of specialties, illustrated songs and motion pictures. Matinees will be given every afternoon the re mainder of the week and will no doubt be largely attended as this company is very popular with the matinee pat rons. PRICE OF BREAD TO BE ADVAIICEO. SHY THE BAKERS (Continued From Page One.) ers of wheat bread will begin eating corn bread and cereals," stated a well known man this morning, who is vers ed in the baking business. The bakers are now considering the advisability of raising the price from five cents to six cents a loaf, or else of reducing the slse to twelve ounces instead of fourteen ounces as at pres ent. In fact this Important question was considered at the meeting" of the Indiana bakers ' at Terre Haute, yes terday. The Richmond bakers are well represented at this meeting, in cluding John Bayer, John Zwissler and William Quigg. At the present price of wheat flour. TJrcCr 'TREMONTwh the merit of being conservative, it is nevertheless an out-of-the-ordinary style i V Fk (j) WINDSTORM E. C UncUesbero a Automatic 3TT MIfCS Phones . - lite-lit ROCG5 tits-ire Just received a fresh lot of WeleM's tops JiEee in 15, 25 and 50c bottles. Special price by the dozen. A fine lot of White Honey in the comb. Swiss Cheese, Brick Cheese, Camembert Cheese, Sap Sago Cheese, Roquefort Cheese, Edam Cheese, Pineapple Cheese. We receive fresh fancy . Strawberries every morning from now on. Fresh vegetables, both home grown and south ern, of the best. 2 cents a pound, the bakers state that they are barely breaking even when they wholesale the bread at three and a half cents a loaf.' A loaf of bread contains about thirteen oun ces of wheat flour, and also other in gredients, including potato flour at seven cents a pound; yeast at 25 cents a pound; salt at one cents a pound; sugar at 8 cents a pound and other like expensive materials. Wben it is figured up the price of the ingre dients of a lost of bread amounts to approximately its selling price, not taking in consideration the cost of la bor, rent, fuel and other items of ex pense. , There is nothing to Equal Zvicler'g Quaker Bread For sole by all Grccers Harry C Sommers, Rorlh Drcs Ccnedlc, Preczct TCZSn? Thc Bcsmttttal Few Act Csweter C esTy "THE XlOHlSTCn'C WOFE" A Companion play to "Way Down Cast." Entire Change of Specialties. Prices, 10, 20 and 30 cents. Matinee tomorrow, 10c to all. Seat tare at box office, 10 a. m. to. 0 p. m. Belter g!icC3 Tcsciay, Ttrrciay cd Ccl- Ancinsl DrcC:2F A great feature picture. A worthy successor to the "stirring days in old Virginia." The greatest war picture ever produced. A picture no one can afford to miss. 11 S. i 1 The banquet table was spread and the guests about to be summoned. . "Are yon sure there are no reporters present 1" anxiously asked the host of the butler. - : - "I've made certain of It sir.- ' t M.mxu yuouo ww. mmia ffec jm v joined the host. Argonaut. ; 1 1 PMIIfys Theatre. VA(yiGVOILILG. Odl UeeX April 12 First Three Days. Ttt red Efeftra fi Cb. ': Marvel of the Twentieth Century 7 on CIS ACTS 7 L7ED Admission the house. 10 cents to all parts of Entire change of pTagram . Monday Thursday C:2 UTz:2 CIOTOITOQ IsVlS-l a;