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THE RICHMOND PALLADIU3I AXD SUX-TELEGRA3T, TUESDAY. JULY 2, 1912.
GREAT CROWD WILL
SEE TOG MILL
jjohnson-Flynn Battle at Los
Vegas Thursday Is Anx
FACTS ABOUT FIGHT.
Contestants Jack Johnson of
Chicago and Jim Flynn of Pueblo,
Place and time Las Vegas, N.
M., Thursday, at 2 p. m.
Title at stake World's heavy
Length of Jlght Twenty-five
rounds, in twenty-four-foot ring.
Rules Marquis of Queensberry.
Referee Ed. W. Smith, of Chi
cago. (National News Association)
; LAS VEGAS, N. M., July 2. Visitors
from many parts of the country have
jbeen coming throughout the day to see
'the battle for the world's pugilistic
Championship between the present hol
der of the title, Jack Johnson, and Jim
iFlynn of Pueblo, Colo., and interest in
jthe contest extends to all classes.
From the training quarters of the ri
vals the announcement has been made
!that both men are in perfect physical
'condition and ready for the struggle
The promoters of the mill expect a
jlarge attendance. They disposed of
(many tickets in advance and count up
lon the late arrivals from a distance
'and the eleventh-hour rush from Las
;Vegas and vicinity to swell the crowd
at the ringside to proportions that will
leave them something after all expen
ses are paid and the fighters given
their share. Among the old-timers,
however, It. is the belief that the crowd
tomorrow will fall far short of that at
the Jefferson-Johnson battle at Reno
.two years ago, both numerically and
As a betting proposition the fight
oes not promise much. To date very
few dollars have oeen placed on the
esult. There are many persons who
think well of Flynn's prowess as a
fighter and a vastly larger number
who wish him all the good luch and
success possible when he faces the
champion in the squared circle, but
there are comparatively few who think
well enough of his chances to back
him with cold cash. At the same time
'there are some who are willing to bet
on the Pueblo man at the liberal odds
offered. They remember the odds offer
ed on Jeffries two years ago and also
the result of the fight, when the sports
who had nerve to back Johnson pulled
down some big money. They figure out
nhat if the big negro champion has
gone back during his two years" ab
sence from the ring, the contest tomor
row may be a repetition of the affair
But with all things considered,
Johnson looks the winner, and, as he
himself says, he ought to score a
knockout long before the limit of the
fight is reached.
THEY ARE SQUATTERS
Alleges Cambridge City Man
Wants Them Ejected.
Alleging that he owns lots in Cam
bridge City which are now occupied
by persons who refuse to move or ac
knowledge his ownership of them,
Alonzo Feemster, a Cambridge City
attorney today filed. suit for ejectment
and for damages in the Wayne circuit
court versus Solomon F. Mettert and
The plaintiff alleges that the defend-
iant3 have held possession of three lots
lying west of the river and south of
the National road in the town of Cam
bridge City and that he has asked
them to move, but they have refused.
He asked damages to the amount of
(NOTED GERMAN TO
COME TO AMERICA
, (National News Association)
NEW YORK, July 2 Among the
noted passengers on the steamship
Amerika. due to reach New York to
morrow, is Dr. Hermann Paasche, first
vice president of the German Reisch
stag, and leader of the NationalLiberal
party. Dr. Paasche is making a world
tour for the purpose of studying sys
tems of government and public ques
tions of general importance. He is
particularly interested in legislation
for the abolition or restriction of the
liquor traffic. He will visit many of
ithe principal cities of the United
States and Canada.
j (National News Association)
j EUGENE. Ore., July 2. Prominent
educators of Oregon are here today to
(address sessions of the Congress of
Mothers and Parent-Teachers' associa
jtion, held in connection with the sum
kner school of the University of Ore
gon. Mrs. P. I. Tait of Portland, pres
ident of the Oregon State Association
iof Mothers' Clubs, is presiding, and
the scheduled speakers include Dr.
iCalvin S. White, chairman of the
43tate board of health; Dr. Bertha
Stewart, physical Instructor for wom
en at the State University and Dr.
George Rebec of the University of
Michigan. The sessions will conclude
For soreness of the muscles, wheth
er Induced by violent exercises or in
Jury, there Is nothing better than
Chamberlain's Liniment. This liniment
Rlso relieves rheumatic palts. For sale
y all dealers.
WILBUR WRIGHT, INDIAfllAli
For Such Was the Celebrated Aviator and Discoverer of
Flight, Thus Adding Another to the Long
List of Hoosier Notables.
BY ESTHER GRIFFIN WHITE.
Read last night at a meeting of
the City Council.
This is American vernacular which
every American understands.
And its the thing that every Ameri
can admires whatever his own defec
tions from the strict rules of the game.
This is what Wilbur Wright did.
And herein lay his appeal to the im
agination not only of his countrymen
bat of the world.
When others were grandstanding,
throwing fancy curves and stealing
bases Wilbur Wright was playing ball.
When others were posing in the spot
light Wilbur Wright was playing ball.
When others were engaged in run
ning up their batting average Wilbur
Wright played ball.
And he played ball with such effect
and precision and unerring calculation
that he will go down the ages as the
greatest Captain of them all.
When a great man dies he is eulo
gized. When an obscure man dies he is cel
ebrated within the limited circle of his
Death is the great crucible through
which reputation is strained, and, not
withstanding Mr. William Shakespeare
to the contrary, the good floats to the
top, is skimmed off, and bottled up in
the memories of his confreres and con
temporaries for exploitation by poster
ity. When Wilbur Wright was mown
down by one of the most insiduous en
emies, of the human structure he was
on the second lap of his distinguished
And the whole world rang with his
praises and lamentation that humanity j
had lost inestimably through his
But there was a time when Wilbur
Wright was not so acclaimed.
A time when he was the object of
jetrs, sneers and derision.
Was denominated "queer," "cranky,"
'peculiar" and "odd."
For it is the misfortune ever of ge
nius to be the derided of the uncou.
To be misunderstood of the rank and
To endure the cheap jibes of .the
To be harried by jealousy and beset
by the envies of the little people.
"The terrible little people," as they
are denominated in a recent piece of
Dare to be original and you have
the whole pack on your heels, snarl
iug, biting, snatching.
But all this found Wilbur Wright
Wright was obsessed with an idea
an idea which had been fermenting
in the brain of man from the beginning
of time to Wright's day. The supreme
idea of flight.
This might be, indeed, symbolic of
man's impotent desire for immortality.
His protest against his inability to
rtsist that force which keeps him
chained to the earth. Which denies
him the privilege of soaring above its
confines. Which shackles him in that
perfect individual freedom which is
the ideal of humanity. And to accom
plish this literally. In the flesh. Not
figuratively through the spirit.
For man cannot disassociate himself
from his body.
And the fact that this desire of the
ages was concentrated in Wilbur
Wright and with such intensity that it
generated and created is when you
th.nk of his unassuming residence in
cur own town wonderful, amazing,
i!endid, picturesque and unbelievable.
For .until those more familiarly
known as "the Wright Brothers" ex
hibited practically to the world that
this achievement was possible it had
only been a theory embryonic in con
conception and futile in realization.
For, say what you will, flight was
originated, its means discovered by
Wilbur and Orville Wright.
The history of their experiments and
successes is too well known and too
recent for recapitulation here.
Suffice to say that, after their sue
cpssful exhibit in the country and
abroad, a host rose up with machines
built on the Wright plan to shout "I
But not one of them but that was
using that peculiar device which had
been evolved to this end through the
brains of those inventors.
Recognizing this, the Wrights insti
tuted suits everywhere to protect the
integrity of their patents and in this.
too. were subjected to the anathemas
of the little people. Those little people
who were riding into fame by way of
the newspaper headlines through the
manipulation of the Wright discover
Wilbur Wright showed the world
how to fly.
Since his death the great clearing
house of truth and fact this is uni
versally admitted. And Wright is class
td with the greatest inventors of all
But what did Wilbur Wright do after
he had perfected and exhibited the cre
ation of his genius, the acme of his im
agination? Did he pose in the spot-light? Grand
stand? Throw fancy curves.
Nohe played ball.
Leaving his imitators the field, refus
ing to engage in acrimonious and re
criminating accusation, merely assert
ing his just and admitted claim he re
tired to his home in Dayton to experi
ment toward perfecting and developing
There he directed the further ex
periments of his aviators and there he
A man absolutely unspoiled. As sim
ple and unaffected in both thought
and manner as when he attended the
Richmond high school.
When Wilbur Wright went to Paris
and he had to go to another country
to receive distinguished recognition
he was feted and acclaimed and pur
sued by both the worthy and unworthy
a no other mam of bis generation.
But Wilbur Wright went calmly on
And it was this very attitude, this
very quality, whether temperamental .
or purposely assumed, that appealed to
the fancy of the volatile Parisian.
His indifference, his henesty and
simplicity were to them incredible but
fascinating, so that the spectacle of
Wilbur Wright, our one time citizen
playing circus with other boys of the
town, standing alone while royalty and
the great in every phase of human ac
tivity sued for his favor and his not
ice, was one of the most impressive,
and also one of the most delightful, of
a modern day.
"Vilbare Reet Americaine," as the
French fearfully pronounced him, was
placed on a pinnacle by the sophisti
cated of all Europe. But he refused to
He climbed down and proceeded to
I lay ball.
The picture of Wilbur Wright, seat
ed on the edge of his aeroplane side
by side with King Alphonso, of Spain,
with his impertubabilty and Alphonso's
complacent grin in being photograph
ed with such a celebrity as Wright
lingers longest in the writer's memory.
That this great man attended our
public schools and played about town
with his fellows is, naturally, the
thing in his career that takes the
fancy of the citizens of Richmond.
Wilbur and Orville Wright lived in
Richmond from 1880 to 1884, and, as
has been repeated many times were
the sons of Milton and Susan Koer
ner Wright, the latter a Virginian, who
came to this city to reside, the former
a native of Rush County, Indiana, Wil
bur Wright having been born near
Millville, this state, north of this city,
Orville in Dayton, where the Wrights
again went to live and where the sur
viving brother now resides.
It may be interesting to know that
whjle residents of this town they liv
ed on the third block on North Four
teenth, the fourth on North Twelfth,
next to the old home of Mr. and Mrs.
Daniel Johnston, whose daughter is
Mrs. E. B. Grosvenor, and on South
13th near Mr. and Mrs. T. W. O. Braf-
While here both attended the public
schools, Orville having been a pupil of
Miss Sarah Hill, at that time a teach
er and whom he holds in the highest
regard, and Wilbur the high school in
a class, a number of whose members
still live here.
While standing third in this class.
he did not graduate, caring little for
The Wright boys weregreat friends
of Rush Miller, the son of Colonel
John F. Miller, now deceased, both
holding Colonel Miller in the greatest
affection, and with the former and the
Johnston boys, held a number of cir
cuses and animal parades that were
of such proportions as to be celebrated
in the -local press, Mr. Isaac Kline,
the first owner and editor of the Item,
giving one of these an extended write
up in the peculiarly vivacious style
for which he was noted at the period
of his newspaper activities in this
These parades were made extraor
dinary by the fact that the Johnston
boys' father was a taxadermist and
lent them various specimens of the
"animal kingdom" which naturally add
ed to the bizarre effects in which they
Wilbur Wright had a great affection
and esteem for Dr. Zachias Test, a for
mer member of the high school facul
ty no longer living, and one of the
most erudite scholars in the Middle
West, and whose learning was so
great, but so little exploited, that he
was denominated a "literary miser"
by ono of his friends. The genius in
Wilbur Wright, however, recognized
that in the scholar, the boy stating
that "Dr. Test was fine to get things
from" an end not always accomplish
ed by others.
Wilbur Wright was fortunate in hav
ing cultured parents for although they
lived modestly they were interested in
all the activities of the day, both poli
tical and artistic and discussed them
with their children, Mr. Wright, a
minister in the United Brethren
church, having been the editor of the !
church paper for an extended period, i
Wilbur Wright's mother was a re
She was a mathematical and me
chanical genius. It is told of her that
she never called in anyone to adjust j
her sewing machine. When it got out j
of order she pulled it apart and reme-1
died the difficulty herself although in
a way which was sometimes deprecat
ed as not the right one by other mem
bers of the family.
But as the results were all that
could be desired, the means through
which they were accomplished were
negligible. In other words, she origin
ated mechanical methods which were
better than those discarded.
"Their's was not a home," said Mrs.
David W. Dennis, of this city, wife of
Profeesor Dennis of Earlham college,
and a niece of Wilbur Wright's father,
"in which you heard the tittle tattle of
the neighborhood. But a cultured
household where art, literature and
politics were discussed and good books
read. While living unpretentiously,
they possessed a library of over two
thousand volumes and the family was
of an unusual order of intelligence."
His forbears, therefore, give some
account of Wilbur Wright.
But still do not explain him.
For genius, however and variously
defined, is not understandable.
It is the fine bloom of the human
brain. The brilliant flash which illu
mines the vastnesses of the universe.
The attribute which makes man a god
and the exquisite essence of the beauty
and wonder of all things.
With this was Wilbur Wright en
dowed. And through this he became one of
the greatest figures ever silhoutted
against the background of time.
Showing Expenditures of the
City for That Month.
City Controller Ed McMahan's re
port for the month of June was read
tQ CQuncil lagt evenlng It Bhow8 tne
receipts of June added to the balance
on hand at the first of the month, to
have been $29,815.13. and that $15,610.
11 had been paid out during the
month. $15,000 as a part payment of
the spring taxes had been received
from the county. The street Improve
ment special fund now contains $4,
784.48. The sinking fund has $10,453.
87. the Chautauqua fund has $869.75,
the light plant sinking fund has $13,
522.42, the special city fund has $12.
413.58, and as $12,114.28 has been paid
out during the months, but $299.30 re
mains. BASEBALL RESULTS
New York 51
St. Louis 27
Chicago, 1; Pittsburgh, 9.
Philadelphia, 10-1; Brooklyn,
New York, 9; Boston, 6.
Cincinnati, 12; St. Louis, 6.
Chicago at Pittsburgh.
Boston at New York.
Brooklyn at Philadelphia.
Won Lost Pet.
Boston 47 21 .691
Philadelphia 39 25 .609
Chicago 38 28 .576
Washington 38 31 .551
Cleveland 33 33 .500
Detroit 33 36 .478
New York 18 44 .290
St. Louis 17 45 .274
Detroit, 8; Cleveland, 2.
Philadelphia, 6; Washington, 2.
Boston, 4; New York, 1.
Chicago at St. Louis, rain.
Cleveland at Detroit.
Chicago at St. Louis.
Philadelphia at Washington.
New York at Boston.
Won Lost Pet.
Columbus 54 27 .667
Toledo 49 28 .636
Minneapolis 47 29 .618
Kansas City 36 41 .468
St. Paul 33 45 .423
Milwaukee 33 45 .423
Louisville 28 45 .384
Indianapolis 29 49 .372
Columbus, 4; Indianapolis, 2.
Minneapolis, 4; Kansas City,
Milwaukee, 5; St. Paul, 2.
Toledo at Louisville, rain.
Indianapolih at Columbus.
Toledo at Louisville.
Milwaukee at St. Paul.
Kansas City at Minneapolis.
The Quean Bee.
The queen is always at the mercy of
the bees and is a slave instead of a
The Flower Shop
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to Retail Customers living out
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During July and August we will
prepay the express and make al
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new, living in the country around
Richmond and In surrounding
towns. This offer to apply only
where $5.00 worth or more may be
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The following announcement cards
were received yesterday through the
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Van Meter
announce the marriage of their
Mr. George Hodge, of Richmond, Ind.,
on Sunday, the thirteenth of June
Nineteen Hundred and Twelve
Cambridge City. Indiana
After August the First
298 North Twentieth Street
Miss Marguerite Turner was pleas
antly surprised by her host of friends
at her pretty home south of the city.
Saturday evening. Those present were
Misses Jessie Davenport, Mary Klute.
Olga Pilgrim, Martha Tieman, Lillian
Bode, Blanch Davenport, Louisa Buch
holz. Ella Wuenker, Ellen Hartman,
Marguerite Turner, Ruby Pilgrim, Ber
dina Hoppe, Irene Haas, Hattie Ebby,
Mary Stilman. Mr. and Mrs. Harman
Tieman, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Buch
holz, Miss Mary McKee, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Turner, Mr. Hugh Williams,
Walter Hartman, Harry Pilgrim,
Henry Tieman, Herbert Turner, Ray
mond Shindler, Fred Tieman, Mr.
Aaron, Raymond. Paul Turner, Carl
Hartman, Albert Frauman, Harry
Boble, Raymond Pilgrim, Clarence
Haas, Will Stilman, John Wuenker,
Howard Turner. A dainty luncheon
was served at the midnight hour.
A meeting of the Christian Woman's
Eoard of Missions of" the First Chris
tian church will be held Wednesday
afternoon with Mrs. Barnes at her
home, 104 Fort Wayne avenue. The
members are invited to attend. The
hostess will be assisted in entertain
ii g by Mrs. Marietta Thomas.
GIVEN A SURPRISE.
Mr. Henry Veregge was given a de
lightful surprise Sunday by a number
of his friends who called at his home
near Fountain City and assisted in cel
ebrating his birthday anniversary. The
party enjoyed an elegant dinner serv
ed at noon. The guests were Mr. Hen
ry Veregge, Mr. and Mrs. John Ver
egge, Mr. and Mrs. Quigley, Mr. and
Mrs. Fornshell, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Veregge, Miss Falia Kreimeier, Miss
Pearl Veregge, Miss Anna McCarthy,
Mr. Claude Veregge, Mr. Richard Ver
egge, and Mr. Francis Tingle.
Mrs. C. S. Owsley and son Charles
of Kansas City, Missouri, are visiting
her mother, Mrs. Sarah Thistlethwaite.
An important social event for the
week is the dancing party which will
be given by the Wednesday Evening
dancing club, Wednesday evening, Ju
ly third at Jackson Park pavilion. A
special program including patriotic
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Plasters of Many Kinds for Many Purposes
There's corn, bunion, court, cough, kidney, mustard,
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Many an ache and pain brought about by some
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application of a plaster. Results are not to be ques
tioned when one is used.
When you want a plaster of any kind come here for it.
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Specials For July 4th
20c doz. FANCY LARGE LEMONS 20c doz
25c Large Jar of Large Queen Olives 25c
Pirn. Olive Cheese
Lemon Juice Extractors, Picnic Plates.
Sanitary Drinking Cups (8 in a carton for 5 cents.)
FRUnSBlack Raspberries, Red Raspberries, Or
anges, Plums, Pineapples, Bananas, Nutmeg Melons,
Store Closed All Day the 4th.
numbers will be a feature. The decora
tion will be in patriotic colors through
cut the hall. Piano and drums will fur-1
UEh the dance music. A number of out '
of town people who are here to spend
the fourth will be in attendance.
"Lunch Day" will be observed Wed
nesday afternoon when the Penny club
meets with Mrs. Kate Fersonette at
her home, 1120 Boyer street. A good at
tendance of the membership Is request
ed. The entertainment committee has
arranged for a program which will be
presented during the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conrad enter
tained with a dinner Sunday at their
bome in West Main street, complimen
tary to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kinert and
little daughter Vera of Sanford. Indi
ana. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kinert and
little son Reed of this city. Mr. and
Mrs. Marine and daughters. Dott and
Pauline of Fountain City, Indiana. Mrs.
J B. Benton, of Chicago. Mrs. Leona
Clark, of Kansas City. Missouri, and
Miss Irene Reed of this city. The din
ler table was attractively appointed
with flowers and ferns. An elegant din
ner in several courses was served.
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Trueblood have
returned to Chicago after having spent
a few days here the guest of Mrs. A.
F. Trueblood or South Twelfth street
and other kinspeople.
The girls of the C. I. C. class of the
Middleboro M. E. church Sunday
sotool will give an ice cream social
Friday evening on the church lawn.
The public Is invited to attend. A fa
vor will be given to the handsomest
lady. Ice-cream and cake will be serv
ed. MEETS WEDNESDAY.
The Grace M. E. Foreign Missionary
society will meet Wednesday after
noon with Mrs. Townsend. 124 South
A GREAT CANADIAN
IS HONORED TODAY
(National News Association)
VANCOUVER. B. C. July 2: Sir
Charles Tupper, who has made his
home with his sons in this city since
the death of his wife last spring, quiet
ly observed his ninety-first birthday
anniversary today. Felicitous mess
ages were received from friends in all
parts of Canada. Sir Charles is justly
entitled to be called Canada's "Grand
Old Man." It is more than half a cen
tury since he became a historic figure
by defeating for the Nova Scotia as
sembly the Hon. Joseph Howe, then
leader of the Liberal party in that
colony. He was one of the great lead
ers in the movement which brought
the Dominion of Canada into existence
and is now the only surviving Father
of Confederation. During his active ca
reer he held most of the portfolios of
the Federal ministry at vatious times,
as well as the premiership of Nova
Scotia and the office of High Com
missioner of Canada in London.
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Deaths and Funerals.
LEE The funeral of Philomena
Lee who died at her home. 102 West
Seventh street will be held Friday
morning at nine o'clock from the Su
Andrew's church. Burial will be in St,'
Andrew's cemetery. Friends may call
any time Wednesday afternoon from
two until five o'clock; seven until nine
o'clock in the evening and Thursday
afternoon from two until five o'clock
and evening from seven until nine
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