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THE RICHMOND PALLADIU3I AND SUN-TELEGRA3I, SUNDAY, FERRUARV 13, 1910.
COLD HAS BROUGHT LOT OF SUFFERING FORGERY CHARGE She Dotes on Her Aerial Flights SIH1L HCS E BY A WIFE PC3D For the information and convenience of STUDENTS and PARENTS NICHOLSON & BRO. Give below the NAMES and PRICES of Books used in our schools for next term Mrs. Candler Tells of Condi tions Existing in This City Now. In Divorce Case Yesterday, ! Mrs. Johnston Says Her i Hubby Is Fugitive. WEATHER QUITE UNUSUAL LEFT HER WITH 50 CENTS PAGE TWO MAD BECAUSE OF THE FREQUENT HEAVY SNOW FALLS OUT OF . DOORS, WORKERS HAVE HAD TO REMAIN JOBLESS. "The unusually severe and contin ued cold weather of the present winter has worked great had;?lii! on the poor people of the city,' ra!'J Mrs. Elizabeth Candler, of the Associated Charities. Continuing ,he !.id that the suffering among the pour had ueeu greater this year t'lan for several years owing to the severity cf the wentiicr and the faet that the heads of tha families were unable to obtain work. Men who de pend on outdoor weil; for a living, she said, were afforded little opportunity for employment bec'iis of the heavy and numerous snow fall. There have been nn.ie ealls for as sistance on the Associated i.harities up to th.-f present tiiu ;, it it said, thai' throughout the entire winter last year. Scarcely a day has passed that the of fice of the worthy chur'tablc organiza tion on South Fifth street has not been beseiged with appeals for aid. Many pitiful cases have come to light this winter. Persons who have scoffed at the idea of asking charity, and who never before have known the pangs of hunger and want, have been fore: d this year to join the ranks of the other unfortunates and put in their appeal with the rest. Aged Couple Appeal. Yesterday morning there appeared at the office of the Associated Chari ties an aged couple, who would excite the sympathy of the most hardened. The man was in his eightieth year and his faithful wife, who had been his life companion for nearly fifty years, was wrinkled and bent by the burdens of advanced age. It was the first time they had ever felt the necessity of call ing on the association for help, but their provisions were exhausted, their fuel supply scant, and the pangs of a gnawing hunger and a desire to warm their infirm, withered bodies, forced pride aside and compelled them to seek that for which they were in dire need. But this Is only one instance in many. There are dozens of such cases and the suffering goes on. The funds of the association are rapidly dimin ishing. It is struggling to keep alive that It may go on with its noble work. Ia these busy days little heed is given to the destitute, except by the chari table organizations. If you are in terested in this work fcnd filled with the desire to do something for the cause of suffering humanity, notify the Associated Charities that you wish to help and your action will be duly ap preciated. FIRE CAUSES SCARE Fire which threatened the destruc tion of the city building was an exag gerated rumor which rapidly spread upou the streets last evening. Fumes of burning rags and smoke filled po lice headquarters and until the cause was discovered, it whs thought that the situation might be serious. It was soon found that, sparks from a pipe had fallen through a hole bored in the floor and set fire to -the accumulated dust. Second Sergeant Scott Winters put out the fire as hastily as possible. The timbers of' the floor were some what charred, but not to the extent that they will have to be replaced. A CONFERENCE HELD -Prof. W. O. Mendenhall, representa tive of the Earlham college Y. M. C. A. to the conference of the associa tions of educational institutions of the state, with the state officers of the Y. SI. C. A., was present at the meet ing Friday evening at Indianapolis. No uniform plan was adopted in car rying on the work in the Indiana edu cational institutions, but the confer ence is expected to result in mui-n good. The purpose of the conference is to secure closer co-operation be tween the student and the general as sociations. TUBBY HAS LEFT US . Fred Turbyville, of Decatur, I.., who for the past few months, has been on the reportorial staff of the Evening Item, has accepted the position of sporting editor on the Sioux City (la.) Journal, and will leave for that city this morning, lie will -.ake up his nev work immediately, upon his arrival there. The many friends of Sir. Tur byville wish him the greatest of suc cess iu his new venture. The ?osi tion is a responsible one, but "Turby" has proved his ability- as a newspaper man of thorough competence. FOR " '" ' ' a ' tiff? .,rtr kt tw 2 STC- if1 Kji "ajjjjyWN. It Mile. Aboukaia, a celebrated Arabian bicycle rider, who has abandoned her wheel for the more exhilarat ing and more dangerous sport of s:i il'ng through the air. The photograph shows her in aeroplane costume. EIGHN HOUR FIGHT MAY CAUSE FIGHT Time Limit Act for Govern ment Work Will Be a Trouble Maker, IT HAS STRONG BACKING BUT ENEMIES OF THE BILL ARE TRYING TO HAVE IT KILLED IN COMMITTEE LABOR UNIONS WANT IT. (American News Servlcu) Washington, Feb. 12. The advocates of the house bill now in the committee establishig the eight hour day for all contract work done for the government are rallying to its support, and one of the hottest fights at this session will develop if the bill is forced from the committee before the house. It has been endorsed by labor bodies through out the country. The leaders of the attempt to have the bill brought to the attention of the house as soon as possible are Rep resentatives Nicholls and Wilson of Pennsylvania, Carey of Wisconsin, and Kiukaid of New Jersey. The eight hour bill has been before the house committee on labor since December 0, last, but has never been considered by the house. Its sup porters in the house are working hard to put on record all members who have declared themselves in favor of it. Will Hold Meeting. The first part of next week they will bold a meeting for the purpose of out lining definitely their plans. A tenta tive program was arranged at a pre vious conference, held a few days ago. when every possible method of forcing a report from the committee was con sidered. The principal outcome of that session was the calling of the sec ond meeting soon to be held. The bill is pne of the most import ant to the labor world that has come up in a long time. The establishment of the eight hour day for all govern ment work, whether done directly by Uncle Sam or by the contract system, lias long been a matter of dissension. The limiting of the days work in labor done directly for the govern ment was brought about many years ago and since that time the extenua tion of the limitation has been pushed to the fore several times. Never, however, according to those familiar with labor legislation has there boon such determined support behind the measure and a definite stand by the House one way or the other is looked for in the near future. CARS 1(1 COLLISION City cars Xos. C01 and Gil collided on the west end of the Doran bridge this afternoon about 5: SO o'clock. Slight damage was done, although the passengers on both cars were badly frightened at first. One of the pa senger'c arm was thrust through the window pane, but he sustained no Injuries. LECTURES ON TEXAS i Gilbert McClurg, who is traveling over the United States in the interest of Texas Commercial organizations, will deliver his illustrated lecture on "Brave New World of Texas," at Lindley hall. Earlham, Tuesday even ing, February 13. He has three hun dred colored st?reopticon views. The public is cordially invited to attend. SEE 3N THE WESTCOTTI HOW TO PURIFY ATHLETICS Cy HARRY PORTER. j Harry Porter, the champion amateur running IukIi jumper ot the world, urges new and dras J tic rules for the purging of ama teur sport- the only regulations. in his opinion, that will aicom- plish this. His suggestions are as follows: Forbid pri.es of nny sort ex ceprlng uncostly and nppripri:itt testimonials at ttie Important championships Forbid athletes competing out side of I heir own district Forbid giving at luetic games for benefits or pecuniary profit Forbid privately ot club main tained teams Abolish training ttble and stabling of athletes. Forbid featuring of stars. Allow no exense money ex cept to competitions held at a distance, such as national chain pionshlps. which should prop erly be defrayed by the manage tueut of the games wholly or shared with the city or tnstitu tion represented. Limit participation In national championships to a period of four years, and world's cham pionships to once in a lifetime. Keep apart and distinct school boy athletics from college ath letics and these, in turn, from other kinds of athletics Put athletic clubs under mu nicipal or district control and separate them from the social. Let them be either one thing or the other. The mixture is ever bad. KETCHEL SPURNS BIG OFFER Middleweight Champ Turns Down Bid of $40,000 For Three Fights. It must be pretty soft for some of the pugilists nowadays vruen they can afford to turu down offers of $40,000. In'the boxing days of twenty-live years ago an offer of 40.000 for three bouts would have been grabbed quickly by any tighter. The other day Hugh Mc intosh, the American promoter, cabled an offer to Stanley Ketchel for three bouts, one with Tommy Burns, an other with Hill Lauge and the third with an opponent to be selected. This was exclusive of expenses, but Ketchel cabled back that there was nothing doing: that he would probably go to Australia later on and arrange the con tests himself. Whether Ketchel will be able to real ize $40,000 on three contests is prob lematical, but it Is a cinch that few fighters would turn dowu an offer of that kind, especially when they are not champions. Ketchel's ambition at the present time seems to be a match with Tom Thomas of England for the world's middleweight title, and if he goes over to England lu the near fu ture the chnuces are be would be matched up in an international con test with Thomas. Should be defeat the Englishman his drawing power would be all the greater, and be could then proceed to Australia and com mand his own price. $40,000 PAID FOR HORSE. Sal of Fitz Herbert On of th Most Notable In Turf History. The sale of Fitz Herbert, acknowl edged to be the best race horse in America today, by S. C Hildreth for $4O.000 is one of the most notable sales tn turf history since the late W. C. Whitney bought Nasturtium from Tony Aste for $50,000. The purchase was mad by Frank M. Taylor, acting, it is believed, for Charles Kohler. who recently bought Uncle from Hildreth. Taylor is a trainer and has handled in his time the Patchogue stable and E. E. Sma thers' string, including McChesney. Kohler is a piano manufacturer and one of the latest of many arrivals on the turf. Fitz Herbert, the four-year-old son cf Ethelbert Morganatic and defeated but once in fifteen starts last season, is top weight in the Brooklyn. Subur ban and Brighton handicaps for next spring A POSTAL RIPJHT IS MADE SATURDAY Shows the Gross Receipts of the Fifty Leading Post Offices. LARGE GAINS WERE MADE COLUMBUS, OHIO, WAS HE CNLY ; OFFICE VHAT ANY Dii- i CREASE, A.D THAT iVA3 ONLY ; A GLIOHT ONE. j (American Xe-vs Service) i Washington, Feb. A statement of the gross postal receipts at the fifty largest offices during January issued today by the postofficc department re flects a decided improvement in busi ness throughout the country, compared with t he same month last year, i Columbus, Ohio, was the only office to report a decrease at;d in that in stance k was only ;.!' per cent torn ; pared with the same month last year. At the fifty offices during January , the total gross receipts amounted to ! $9,00;:.422.;;i. The five offices report ! ing the greatest percentage of in : crease in revenue over the same months of last year were: Hartford, Conn, 27.S1; Springfield. Mass., 2". 36; Portland. Oreg.. 23.10: Denver, Colo., , 20.67 and Chicago, 111., 20.25. WILL RAISE FUNDS A campaign will bo started to raise funds for the construction of a Sun day School building for the Home Mission Sunday School of Fair this spring, according to announce ment of one of the members of the society yesterday afternoon. Much in terest is manifested in the miss'oii Sunday school in Fairview and it seems entirely probable that sufficient funds will be secured during th." spring that the work may ytart in the sum mer and be completed in time tor an early occupancy in the fall. ARE MAKING MONEY The stockholders of the Indian Re fining company which h?s a laiv.r branch office in this city, but has its main offices in. Cincinnati, at a nicer, ing there, yesterday, increased the capital stock of the corporation from $;J,000,000 to $7,500,000. The company's business has increased wonderfully and stockholders are receiving a 12 percent dividend. This corporation is said to be an independent refining company and apparently is bucking the Standard Oil company. Jockeys With New Owners. Deals that will switch the colors on three of the country's greatest Jockeys, Shilling, Dugan and Taplin. were re cently completed. Dugan will ride the Bed well horses for most of the bal ance of the season at Emeryville. Cal. Shilling signed a contract to ride for i Sam Hildreth from April to November on the metropolitan tracks. Taplin's contract was sold by "Wizard" Bed well to Rod McKenzle. the Canadian turfman. Dugan will ride this summer for August Belmont. Sam Hildreth baa second ca'd on the boy's services. Hil dreth will, therefore, have both Shil ling and Dugan riding for bim. Shilling and Eedwell have gone to Juarez. Mexico, and will continue to ride for the "Wizard' until April. Cadets-Middies Meet Nov. 28. That football will be resumed at West Point next acrumn was assured by the recent announcement of the schednle. The soldiers will, of course, again tackle the navy in their big game of the year. This contest will be played on Franklin field, in Phila delphia, on Nor. 26. McGovern to Fight AttelL Pbllly McGovern. the New York bantamweight, has been secured to fight Monte Attcll in San Francisco vn March 17 for the championship of the worid. AND TWO SMALL CHILDREN TO SUPPORT, WHICH SHE HAS DONE WITH THE ASSiSTA NCE OF HER PARENTS. With two small children to provide for and to save the family name from disgrace. Mrs. Mabel McUill Johnston of this city, siriw'. for four years to do ro, only in the end to recoj;niz;. the futility of her efforts. Yesterday she secured a divorce from Edward Y. Johnston, an unfaithful husband and father, and also custody of the two children. Desertion was the major averment of the wife, but she backed ir her assertions in this ivspen with many others, s'-ch a.-, failure to provide and the husband's efforts to disgrace tii fa mily. Mr. arid .Mrs. Johnston and their I children lived in Camden and Erdon. I Ohio, previous to January r.ua',. whin t!:e defer dant took French leave to escape arrest, so it was testified, for forgery. In both places he conduct ed a livery and sales stable and did a vtry prosperous business. Forrjed Several Notes. For some reason, not known to the wife, the husband got into financial difficulties and. she stated, in order to meet hi"? creditors demands, forged s-cvoral notes. Mrs. Johnston refused o tell the court tlie ex'ict amount of his defalcati is. savin;; that she was ; not certain. bi:t admitted that after, her husband's parents sold their fHrm.j that the funds so raised were not suf-j ficint to straighten out her husband's i difficulties. I The authorities of Preble county beJ ban Jin investigation of the case. John-' ston lt one night and has not been seen since and head of but seldom. Mrs. Johnston sa:d that she did not j l.r.ow where her husband was but his last residence, she said, was Montana. At t'.ie time of his leaving, Johnston left his wife with the munifieient sum of 50 cents and since has sent her but 22. In order to keep the wolf from the door she had to come to her par ents in this city and by her own la bors and assistance of Iier mother and grandfather, has been able to raise her family. it BY WIRELESS" "Won by Wireless," a comedy in ihree acts, was presented by the Jay students of Earlham . college in Und ley hall last evening. The play made a big hit with the large audience, and the parts were all cleverly enacted. The cast was carefully drilled under the direction of Professors 1C. P. Trueblood. C. K. Chase and Mrs. W. O. Mendenhall, all of whom deserve much of the credit for the success of the affair. ERESHIES WIN GAME In a fast and scrabby basketball game in the Earlham college gymnas ium, the Earlham freshmen took tne Webster high school i-gt;regation into camp to the tune of to 17. Evans and Winslow starred for the Quaker--. The Webster five showed lack of practice and put up a poor exhibition of team work. ANSAnrrx: I Use Gold Medal Flour for your pastry. Ur.RALDINH. PALLADIUM WANT ADS PAY. 1 9 1 0 WON The Excelsior Autio OycSe Why Mot Ride a Leader? Designed and built by men who know, thoroughly tried and proven before being offered to the public, it MADE GOOD and has become universally recognized as THE LEADER OF AMERICAN MOTOR CY CLES. No changes in the 1909 model were found necessary, and but few advisable, but we have added such refinements as mechanical force feed oiling system, valve silencer and the lowest saddle position ever attained in a road machine. The new EXCELSIOR TWIN that will excel all other motorcycles as the EXCELSIOR 30.50 excels all other single cylinders. Fourteen Excelsior Auto Cycles have been sold in Richmond and vicinity during the year of 1909, or in other words there were more sales on this make than any other. It shows the popularity of the Ex celsior. So we say, "Ride a Leader." Phono WOO High School Books Plane Geometry 80c Trigonometry 80c Foundation of Latin 9Cc Second Year Latin $1-30 Latin Grammar ' 80c Latin Composition 50c Latin Comp. part 2 and 3... 60c Cicero $1.25 Virgil 1-50 MacMilIan Classics 25c Other Classics 30 and 35c Rhetoric '-20 American Literature $1.00 Manly's Eng. Poetry $1.50 Moody's Eng. Literature. .$1.10 Spanhoofd's German $1.00 Cluck Auf 65c Paints 75c Joynes German Grammar $1.20 Guerber's German Pt. 2 70c Pope's Composition 90c Immensee 35c Der-Weg-Zum-Gluck 40c Wm. Tell German 65c Salsbury Physiography ...$1.50 Myer's Ancient History .. .$1.50 Government in State and Nation $1-00 Montgomery's Eng. History $1.20 Hifjh School Physics $1.25 Eddy's Physiology $1.20 Coulter's Plant Studies ..$1.25 N ewe It's Chemistry $1.25 A great variety of Tablets, Composition Books, Pens, Pencils and other School Supplies AX NICHOLSON'S Odd Fellows Boildiag. 729 Uxia St sour CHAMPION hog! Weight 620; value $32.70. The two foregoing particulars are the most important of Wayne county s champion hog, which Mrs. Lu'.u Myers, living near Cambridge City, sold to a stock buyer of Glenwood duria,; tne past week. In' fact, these were about the only unusual features of the ani mal, however. There ari any cumber of Wayne county farmers who would like to have hundreds of suc!i feat ureless animals right no. The hog is said by local stock buyers to hate been the biggest market ar.'mal sold in this county in the past year or so. MRS. BUFFKIN BETTER. Mrs. Hettie Buffkin, of South EigVJi street, who has been confined to her home with a severe attack of the grip, far the past few days is consid erably improved. ' Yon needn't softer with sick besdache, tedt jestioa. constipation or any other trouble rising- from a disordered stomach. Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin wiU cure von and keep yon well. Try it keep it oa band the year around. 9 Science Tablets 30c Botany Tablets 40c Lyric Song Book 65c Trotter's Commercial Geog raphy $1.10 Mod. Bookkeeping Com... $1.50 Vouchers, Forms and Blank Sets $1.35 Commission Outfit 70c Dry Goods Outfit 8Cc Grocery Outfit 40c Daly's Speller 25c Garfield Books Spanhoofd's German $1.00 Historical Note Book 35c Paints 20c C21 Crayons 5c Literary Readings 80c Wells' Algebra $1.25 Bennett's Foundation Latin 90c Joynes' German Grammar $1.20 Cluck Auf 65c Drawing Books, 7th and 8th year 15c Lyric Song Book 65c Graded Schools Grancur Scfcoels Paints 20c Drawing Books Nos. 3 A 4.. 10c Drawing Book Not. 5 A 6. .15c Music Book No. 1 25c Music Book No. 2 30c Music Book No. 3 40c Riverside Classics ....15c Nix's German 40c Round Trip Tictxoto Via C C & L D. IL $7.15 Round Trip, to Chicago. Accoost ActOBwbUe Sfcw Selling dates February 2nd to 7th. Final return limit. Feb. 16. To New Orleans, $23.45 Mobile, Ala $22.05 Pensacola, Fla., $22.05 On account of Mardi Gras Cele bration. Selling dates Feb. 1st to 7th. Final return limit, March 7th. For particulars, call C. A. BLAIR, P. 4 T. A, Home Tel. 2062. PALLADIUM WANT ADS PAY. .COLOSEUrJl... Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday . Morning, Afternoon and Evening No skating tonight on account of concert. Moonlight skating Thursday night. Ladles Admitted Free 1 0 SMITH 42Q r.loln Ot.