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THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM AND SUN-TELEGRAM, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4. 1000. A LIQUOR FIGHT AIID GRAVEL ROAD LAW QUESTION UP When County Commissioners Meet Monday They Will Have Two Hard Proposi tions to Make Rulings On. WASHINGTON TWP. IS INTERESTED IN BOTH Shall Last Installment Be Paid On a Road and Will Milton Be Dry or Wet for the Next Two Years? At the Monday meeting of the county commissioners two important questions will be considered. Both deal with conditions in Washington township, the most important bein? the reaching of a decision in allowing the last installment of the contract price for the construction of the three mile gravel road in that township, and the second question will be to de cide whether or not to grant a license to William Null, to sell liquor in Mil ton. Just after the completion of the gravel road in Washington township, the law, under which terms it was constructed, was declared to be un constitutional by the Indiana supreme court. The road had not been accept ed and 60 final settlement with con tractor Burke was not made. Since then the reports of the sur veyors representing the county have been made and they recommend the acceptance of the road by the county commissioners. One of the commis sioners stated that inasmuch as no re monstrance had been filed against the acceptance of the road, they would undoubtedly follow the surveyors recommendations. Will Make His Claim. In event this Is done contractor Burke will make a claim for his last Installment, which amounts to approx imately $3,000. C. E. Wiley, presi dent of the board, stated this morn ing that it was probable this allow ance would be authorized by the com missioners. He understands that since the original decision of the supreme court, there have been decisions whereby the contractors could collect the contract prices for finished work. If ' the commissioners allow the claim, this will place the matter up to the county auditor. He will follow the advice of the county attorney as to whether he should grant, a vouch er for the claim. The question of granting: a liquor license to William Null will be vigor ously fought by the "drys," who have 267 signatures to a blanket remon strance petition. This is a good siz ed majority over the required num ber and it is probable that Null will be ruled against by the commissioners. Milton and Washington township will be free from the legalized saloon for two years providing the commis sioners favor the "drys." It Came Naturally. The Joke editor was puzzled. The editress of the woman's page was away on her holidays, and be had been placed la charge of her department temporarily. Finally he made a stab at the thing thus: "Debutante. No, we would not ad vise you to serve 5 o'clock tea in mouaaellne de sole. Couldn't you bor row a few cups and saucers?" JACK THE FAVORITE Advance Dope on the Big Favors Present Champ ion, Johnson. HIS CONDITION IS BETTER (By W. W. Naughton.) San Francisco, Dec. 4. Well, the next thing to decide is who will be the favorite. A straw vote was taken on the point at a certain sporting headquart ers the other day and it was made to appear that Johnson will be the first choice. That 1s as it should be at this stage of the proceedings. A little la ter when more Is known In regard to the Jeffries condition there may be justification for placing Jeffries on the long end, but the day is not yet. Johnson is in the thick of the fight ing game now and is carrying every thing before him. . His showings dur ing the past year or two prove that he can leave the ring without bunging up his hands or other injuries that re quest mending. .Jeffries on the other hand has been nearly a half dozen years in retirement and how near he can approach to hia old form is pure ly problematical. Jim's friends are wondering if he will devise any tests for himself be fore the grand tussle takes place. To begin with a suspicion exists that Jeffries's "wind", is not equal to the strain and excitement of a blistering fight. Does he purpose trying out his breathing apparatus and has he any scheme in view for determining his present punching powers and his abil ity to bear his share of punches? OntyOa "EAOMO QUTCNX, that Is Lea-stive Brono Qidahie Cr-CaMlBOMly. Grtin2I)ays She Only Receives Two Million II (AW & Mrs. Charles T. Yorkes, wife of the late Chicago and London street railway magnate who of the $11,000,000 estate is to receive a little more than $2,000,000. This is a little more than her friends expected and less than she honed for. Some of the estimates show that practically all of the estate would be consumed by the liabilities and the three years liti gation that has been going on. VERY ODD ACCIDENT Street Car Conductor Knocked Senseless by Falling Trolley Wheel. INJURY IS NOT SERIOUS While Edward Jentins, a conductor on one of the city street cars was ad justing the trolley wheel of the wire, from which it had been jerked, at Third and North D streets, the wheel became unfastened from its socket, and falling, struck Jentins forcibly on the forehead, rendering him uncon scious for about half an hour. The accident occurred about 11:30 o'clock last night. In crossing the C. C. & L. railroad tracks near the Dor- an bridge the trolley came off. The trolley wheel, which weighs about two pounds, cut an ugly gas.h in Jentins temple and he bled profusely for a time. The city ambulance was called and the man was removed to his home, 402 Southwest Third street. where medical attention was immed iately given him. While the injury is painful it is not regarded as necessar ily serious, however, and the man is reported today as resting easy. ELKS GREAT HOSTS Give Glad Hand to Members Of K. of P., Eagles, Owls Lodges. A LARGE CROWD ATTENDS The Elks lodge entertained about oX visitors at its new home on North Eighth street, last evening. The guests were members of the Wayne Aerie of Eagles, Knights of Pythias lodges, and the order of Owls. The reception was tendered in honor of these orders for the courtesies shown the Elks lodge when their lodge wa3 without quarters of its own. The visitors were very much pleased with the reception tendered in their honor. The club rooms of the Elks were inspected and it was agreed that they were the most beautiful in the city. Punch, cigars and cider wera served. CALLED BY ILLNESS Dr. C. U. Wade, presiding elder of the Ft. Wayne district, of the North In diana M. E. conference, and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Zook of Nappanee, are stopping at the Westcott hotel, having been called here owing to the illness of Rev. R. J. Wade, pastor of the First M. E. church, who has scarlet fever. Rev. Wade is not in a serious condition. Pink Pearls. One of the most important industries of the Bahama islands is the gather ing of pink pearls. It is the only place in the world where these pearis are found. They are not taken from the oyster shell, but from a shell resem bling a large snail shell, called a "conch." These pearls when perfect bring very high prices, it is said, rang ing from $50 to $5,000. on every 2Sc TO HOLD A BANQUET This Will Mark the Season's Opening of the Men's Union. AFFAIR NEXT WEDNESDAY The Men's Union of the First Presby terian church will open their monthly meetings through the winter with a banqtiet, which will be served in the church parlors on Wednesday evening December 8, at (!::; o'clock. The din ner will be served by the members of the Ladies' Aid Society. C. W. Knouff, who is president of the Men's club, will probably act as toast master for the occasion. The meetings were a great success last year and it is expected that they will prove an equal success this win ter. They will be held on the first Tuesday in each month and an effort will be made to secure several promi nent speakers to address the organiza tion the coming year. ARE WETS MBS? Attorney Medsker Inspects Milton Remonstrance, Then He Smiles. ARE NOT ENOUGH NAMES The liquor war at Milton is growing warmer, and, providing that what Bert Medsker, attorney for William Null, who seeks a license to sell liquor in Milton, says is true, the "drys' have been defeated. Mr. Medsker with his client this afternoon were inspect ing the blanket remonstrance filed yesterday with the county auditor. Mr. Medsker said that seventy-sev en of the remonstrators had with drawn their names, leaving the blan ket remonstrance with less than 200 signers when 227 is the required num ber. The Null petition will be refiled this afternoon. The county commis sioners will take action on the ques tion Monday. A DABIti (American News Servtce) Athol, Mass., Dec. 4. Robbers this morning locked policeman Bannel in the town jail, bound and gagsred the express messenger at the railroad sta tion and then secured four thousand dollars from the postoffice and es caped. Th Young Idea. An East Orange teacher contributes some bright things by ber pupils. Marcos, about seven years old. was reported as saying a bad word. His teacher asked him about it. He aid. "I didn't mean to; my mouth slipped." One child wrote, "Niagara runs with the force of 10.000 horse powders." Another reported. "There was a fierce crowd on the Mayflower." la a sewing class of little girls the talk got around to marriage. One of the children said. "1 am not going to get married; taxes are too high. Newark News. Few, Indeed. Teacher How many make a million. Johnny? : Johnny Not many. Jndgy ROBBERY SECOND MARRIAGE CAUSES TROUBLE Relatives of Deceased Wifa c j Capitalist Are Verv Wrathy Now. DEMAND AN IMUCDIT - i 1111 IL.il! i AMOUNT INVOLVED IS $300,CCC IT IS ALLEGED THAT THCT.E HAS BEEN A VIOLATION O? AN '," AGREEMENT. (American News PcrvU-c) Ix)s Angeles, Dec. 4. When Jie ct gagement of Mrs. Margaret llo'u'j;:. one of Los Angeles society leader:-;, was announced recently to J. M Cockins, a capitalist, the lati-.: brought down the wrath of his dec.:ui, ed wife's relatives. In a letter of congratulation sefX b Mrs. Adelaide Biick of Baltimore, U. she made a demand that her bro: in-law turn over his inheritance iron his dea'l wife to her and her brotlser alleging tn mere was an agreemcii. to that effect between them. Suit v.- filed by Mrs. Rlick when she recc;v.-'. in reply to tliis letter, one fror.i Mi Cockins. in which he stated that iin mediately after his marriage he i:: tended making a. new will very dUTc: ent from the one which was then ii existence in which he had made hi. wife's relatives his heirs. He furth er denied that there had been an; agreement between them. Up to the Court. The merits cf the case will bo fcorr by .Iuc!;e Munro when the matter i up for hearing. The amount itivolv-. id 8300,000. The claim is made by Mrs. AdeU'.d Miller Plick and her brother, l!or:!Ci Miller, of Pittsburg. Pa., that Mr Cockins is attempting to defraut them of their share in their half-sic ter's estate. Mrs. Mariana M. Cot': 'ns who died in Pittsburg in J.Iurc' 1D07. left her entire foitune to -.c. husband, t'.ie defendant in the prea:-;'. case. The will was probated in Haiti -more and nt the time it is alleged b; Mrs. lilick and her brother they i" tended to con test, the instrument, bx Cockins promised that upon his de?..'.h he should will everything to thctti us:ng only the income during his life. SECRET SESSION WAS HELD TODAY Representatives of 23 Rail roads Discuss Strike Situation. INSTRUCTIONS ARE GIVE? TO THE GENERAL MANAGERS AZ TO HOW TO COPE WITH THE UNIONS THE ACCEPTANCE CT FREIGHT ORDERED. (American News Service) Chicago, Dec. 4. Representatives of twenty-three railroads entering Chica go, met in a secret session today to discuss the railroad situation. After the entire situation is canvassed, in structions of vital importance will be given to General Managers by the com mittee, as to how to treat with UnioD? and Brotherhoods. Not only the local switchmen affiliated with the strikers at St. Paul and the Northwest have de manded a readjustment in the wage scales, but all the organizations of Trainmen and Enginemen, it is said, have asked a raise of ten per cent. The Northwestern railroad managers' com mittee announced today that the situ ation in St Paul and the Northwest was clearing, and that agents had been notified to accept freight of even a perishable class. ALL EFFORTS FAIL. (American News Service) Minneapolis, Dec. 4. All efforts at mediation of the Switchmen's strike have failed. Railroad companies will grant no concessions. A prolonged struggle will probably follow. Three of the railroads have declared them selves ready for all traffic. IS WORKING OVERTIME. The city ambulance is working over time now. Within the past twenty four hours ambulance driver Oler has responded to five calls. However, four of the calls were to remove sick persons to the hospital. A Low Standard. "Women put up with too much in matrimony. Their standard of matri monial felicity is too low." The speaker was a well known suf fragist. She resumed: "Why, once in the days of my slum work a woman said to me: "'Mrs. Blank likes her second bus band far better than her first, ma'am. Whyr 1 asked. " 'She says. was the reply, that her second does so much time that prac tically all she earns she has for her self.' - His Only Love. McJigger What's the book you're reading? Thingumbob It's the story of the only man the author ever loved. McJigger Ah! By a woman, eh? Thingumbob No; by a mn. It's h jmtojbiographyj. HE LOVED I liDIAIIA rnth Craft, Who Died at In dianapolis, Had Never Been Out of State. ! FORMERLY OF RICHMOND -'-.'thosh he lived to be eighty years or . Smith Craft, formerly of Iiieh r.:onu. who died at his home in Ind ia.::.: pull Thursday night, had never boar, outside the borders of this state. TI: Craft was a blacksmith by trade. tc-u city until he was 21 years of age. v!-.en ho moved to Indianapolis. Por cv.r fifty years the deceased had re- ! -It- , d at 726 Indiana avenue in the Cap I it. :l City. Notwithstanding the fact trt Mr. Craft lived in this citv for 21 s, but five miles from Ohio, he j never crossed the state line and , being fond of travel had never j ."Vtr.ded his journeys outside of In iir.sa. His case is probably without ;ari.llel in the state. Death was due 1 an attack of pneumonia. Mr. Craft z well remembered by the older resi dents of the city who held him in the .:" '.icst esteem. WHAT UNCLE SAM PROPOSES TO DO r ... Alii Seize Nicaragua and As sume Control of Old Canal Site. ViLL THWART HIS RIVALS LANS OF GERMANY AND JAPAN TO EE RUINED, HIGH GOVERN MENT OFFICER SAYS PRAIRIE CTILL IN THE MUD. (American News Service) Washington, Dec. 4. Tiie seizure of, Vicara-suii, and the control of the once I -ejected canal site through that coun-j ry r.nd the thwarting of the plans of j jcrmany and Janan are the aims of j lie- state department in the present ; i"'carasuan situation, according to a i tctoment made by a high govern Tcnt official to the American News 'Scrvieo, today. The preparations be ns made are of too great a magnitud-j o bo justified by the Cannon and Irocc affair, it was pointed out. STILL STUCK FAST. Philadelphia, Dec. 4. For two days. 5efyir.s all efforts to float her, the. rjiliary cruiser Prairie, carrying TOO "arines and stores destined for Nica agua, was still fast on the mud ban'i 5f Fort Delaware today. The work of ten tucrs failed to budge her an inch. At the League Island navy yard it res learned today that, unless the ?rairic is freed by the next high tide, the curiliary cruiser Dixie will sc sent !o take off her cargo and men and -rceeed to the South. The crucial struggle came at first! Mgh tide today, when every ounce of steam was set to work in the boilers of the tugs that have been fighting to free the cruiser. The ebb was well under way before hope was abandon ed. Fears that the constant tugging will injure the hull of the fast vessel were graver today. The lighters dispatched yesterday continued to take the Prairie's cargo off today. HELIEVED HER MIND. Mr. Terry Upheld His Better Half In the Umbrella Matter. "Mercv me!" said Mrs. Terrv. "Your father's'left his umbrella! Here. Willie.! run quick and catch him before his car comes T' She thrust an elegant gold handled umbrella into Willie's hands, and he raced out after his fa ther, arriving at the car track barely in time to see his ponderous figure swing itself up the steps. And the car moved on. As Willie stood there a man ap proached. "What's the matter, son?" he in quired. Willie elucidated. "Well," said the man, "that's easy. I'm going downtown on the next car, and I'll take it, to him." When Willie returned without the umbrella his mother rejoiced. "You caught him. did you?" she smiled. Willie shook hia head. "But I did the next best thing, mother," he said. "I gave it to a man who was going downtown to give it to him." Mrs. Terry stared at him. "Who was the man?" she asked. Willie looked foolish. "I don't know," he said at last. "But he looked honest." "That umbrella cost ?12," said Mrs. Terry sternly. "Come here to me." Ar.d shortly thereafter people passing wondered who was being slain. That evening Mr. Terry returned bearing the umbrella. Mrs. Terry gazed at it. fascinated. "Where did you get it?" she asked. "Why." said Mr. Terry, "our neigh bor Mr. Wilkins brought it to me said you sent It." "And to think." said Mrs. Terry, "I whipped Willie for giving it to a strange man." "Well." said Mr. Terry Judicially. "I don't think it will hurt him. True, be gave it to the right man, bat be didn't know that." "That's right," said Mrs. Terry with relief. Galveston News. Tsre U bo medicine so safe aad at the ease time so pleasant to take as Or. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, tbe positive cue for aS diseases arisioc frost stomach trouble. Tbe price is Terr reaa- FIERCE BATTLE IH PHILIPPINES Thirty-one Killed in Mixup Be tween Constabulary And Fanatics. VICTORY FOR THE TROOPS SMALL AMERICAN COMMAND OF NATIVE SOLDIERY ARE SENT OUT TO SUBDUE FOUR THOUS AND OF INSURGENTS. (American News Service) Manila, Deo. 4. Thirty-one have been killed in a battle between the constabulary and Native fanatics nea.-j Mount Malindane. Mindanao. Six! members of the Constabulary, four porters and one policeman were killed oh one side, while twenty natives ion- stituted the opposing forces death list. The Americans were under Lieutenant Fleurats, who had been sent out to disperse four thousand native fanatics! who had gathered. Americans sub dued them, but renewed hostilities ma;, follow. THE BANISTERS. What They Tell the Dwellers In New York'e Tenements. j Mary a grewsome bit of wisdom Is gleaned by settlement workers. The other day a woniau of philanthropic tendencies trudged miles looking for rooms for an unfortunate family that had to move. After she had made a select iou that would fit their scant means the mother of the family went around to see the rooms before mov ing in. Oh." exclaimed that wise tenement dweller, "we'd be worse off here than where we are! This place is too un healthy." "How do you make that out?' asked the settlement worker. "It strikes me 1 as being better than most houses of its class." The woman pointed to the banisters. which ran up through tue five flights of stairs to the roof In a ragged, bro ken line. "Cofflns," she said grimly. "That's what that means. Cofflns Is terrible hard on banisters. There nre too many deaths here to suit me." And when the settlement worker learnexl that many tenement dwellers really do judge of the healthfulness of a house by the condition of the banis ters she concluded that that place wouldn't suit her either. New York Press. . WOMAN. A Mystery That Keeps Man Eternally on the Gueas. "When woman has ceased to be a mystery she will cease to be of special Interest to man," said one among the loveliest of ber sex. and she is able to speak as oue having authority, for she i3 comely aud has been alive long enough to know whereof she speaks. And. come to think of it. she is about right she is right. It isn't because woman makes of herself a mystery. She's a mystery in spite of herself. And nature alone. being man's superior on earth, seems to be playing woman so as to keep man ever guessing, for as soon as be has succeeded in figuring out one of her equations she bands him another. and so on. and on. At first the young man thinks be knows all about all women, but by the time his locks begin to whiten be is ready to concede that he doesn't even know all about one. Or do yon know all about her? To the laddie they are all klssable, or nearly all. but as time passes the kissable list shortens and shortens nn til at last well, you may answer for yourself, but no doubt it Is quite short unless you belong to tbe promiscuous brotherhood. Pittsburg liasette-Times. Lure of the Heroic. Why is baseball the game of the summer Instead of croquet, and foot ball the game of the autumn Instead of tiddledewinks? It is the element of conflict, of struggle, that gives to the diamond and the gridiron their empire over the imagination. The whole man goes into baseball, whereas croquet cannot contain the entire personality of any except a very weak dilution of masculinity. Tbe normal man likes a game that tries the player's tbew and sinew, eye and brain, heart and cour age. Tbe fact of the matter is that noth ing is more attractive to men than difficulty, hardship, danger. Tbe call of tbe heroic is Irresistible. A case in point is that of a man who left one position for another a few months ago. He turned bis back on friends and a sure success to grapple with difficulties of a most unusual kind. His employers offered him everything they could give him to induce him to remain. But one thing they could not duplicate the opportunity for a strug gle such as tries men's souls. That was more to him than tbe material reward. St. Louis Republic. Tip to the Wayfarer. "Well." demanded the stern faced woman as she leaned over the red handled broom, "what do yon want?" "Lady," said the wayfarer with the long beard and matted chin. "I'm an actor by profession and In hard luck." "WelL what have I to do with that?" "Why er I was thinking if you could spare me a quarter to get a shave and a hair cut I could get a job in the role of Virginias." She eyed him disdainfully. "Oh. that's a poor excuse." she said, with a curl of her thin lip. "Go up to the town without a shave and a hair cut and get a Job In the role of Rip Tan Winkle." And before ba could say another word she started to unchain the dog. Chicago Xewa. Ann-ami: If other says "they can't say anythta tee good about Gold Medal Vlour," C&taiXX, GREAT LOVE STORIES of HISTORY By Albert Pay son Terhune PARIS AND HELEN and THE SIEGE OF TROY iCttfyneki, taj im Aataar.) Gloriously beautiful red haired Greek princess, Helen of Argo. was called upon, about 5.10 years ago, to choose a huband. She was the fair est m-oman tn all Greece. Nearly every Greek kins and nobleman mas suitor for her hand. Greece In those days was cut up into many small sates, each with a king of its own.' It needed little to set these states at war with one an other. So Ulysses, wisest of all the petty monarch, suggested that each suitor not only pledge himself to sub mlt to Helen's choice, but tow also to defend her (and the husband she might chcose against any foes. Thi plan was meant to ward o3 war. It bad just the opposite effect Helen's choice fell upon Menelaus. king of Sparta. The other suitors went back to their homes In anger; but kept their oath not to nioletft the lucky man. A short time later a royal visitor came to the court of Mene laus. This was Paris, one of the 23 sons of old King Priam of Troy. Mene laus was a rough soldier. Paris was handsome, graceful and what would now be called a "woman's man." He and Helen fell in love with each other at sight. In those days there wero several ways In which a man might legally win a wife. He might ask the hand of an unmarried girl; he might marry another man's wife by chal lenging her husband and killing him in fair fight Or he might carry off such a wife, mar The Stealing of Helen. ry her and defend her and hlmstti against her pursuing husband. Paris chose the last named course. Fight ing was not his strong point He kidnaped Helen and took her by sea to his father's great walled city of Troy. In northwestern Asia Minor, at the mouth of tbe Hellespont He knew that the warlike Trojans could easily protect him from any Spartan army. But he did not reckon upon the oath sworn by Helen's suit ors. By the terms of this oath nearly every monarch In Greece joined Mene laus In avenging the theft of the lat ter's wife. The combined Grecian armies, under command of Menelaus brother Agamemnon, King of Myce nae, sailed for Asia Minor and laid siege to Troy. The debt incurred hy Paris in stealing Helen was destined to be paid in the blood of thousands of Innocent men. Helen, meanwhile, had been cor dially welcomed at Troy. She and Paris were married there with splen did ceremonies. They embarked on life of Oriental luxury that delighted the frivolous girl, who had hitherto known nothing more gay than the meagre, rigorous plainness of the Spartan court But their dream of bliss was short lived. An army of 150,000 Greeks encamped outside the Trojan walls about 1184 D. C. and laid siege to the city. Tbe Trojans admiration for their prince's pretty. Greek bride suddenly changed to wrath. For they saw she had brought upon them a deadly war. Neverthe less, they loyally refused to give up Helen at Menelaus' demand, and pre pared to defend their city against the Invaders. For ten long years the war dragged on with varying fortunes. (To while away the time between conflicts the game of checkers is said to have been Invented during the siege by one Pal smedes, a Greek.) Menelaus more than once urged Paris to end the use less bloodshed by coming forth and fighting him. man to man. It was far pleasanter to stay at home with his beautiful wife than face the man he had wronged. At last urged by his elder brother. Hector. Paris consented to the duel. He and Menelaus fought in the presence of both armies, Helen looking on from the city wall. Paris was overcome and barely escaped death at the hands of his foe. Not long afterward while hovering in tbe rear ranks of battle Paris was struck and slain by an arrow. His brother Delphobus then married Helen, who does not seem to have grieved greatly over Paris death. The Greeks, failing to carry Troy by assault, re sorted to tragedy. They pretended to sail away, leaving on tbe seashore a huge wooden horse. The Trojans, thinking this horse an idol, bore It In to tbe town. Withlng tbe wooden an- Imal several Greeks were hid den. That night The Sack of Troy. they crept out and opened tbe gates of Troy to their returning comrades. The city was sacked and utterly de stroyed by fire. The inhabitants were massacred, men, women and children alike. Helen was rescued and carried back to Sparta by Menelaus. who freely for gave her desertion. But the other S partes were less merciful to the wom an who had brought such misfortunes to their country. When Menelaus died they drove her away. She fled to Rhodes for refuge. The queen of that island, jealous of Helen's loveliness and fame, murdered ber. Thus ended the strange career of woman whose beauty had destroyed one nation and nearly ruined another. Seek Trade in Turkey. Germany. Austria and Hungary have established museums in . Con stantinople for the display of samples of various manufactures that Interest the Turks. RECOVERS THE MAIL Postmaster J. A. Spekenhier went to the scene of the Lewisvflle wreck and assisted in recovering the maiL Several letters which he picked up were badly mutilated either with blood or by being torn. The mail col lected was sent to its destination, bo matter what its condition. -"