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)T I' 1L WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 18S1. DAILY ESTABLISHED 1875. SPIRITUAL FORCE IS SUCH BETTER tt wt t-it rsr tt T-rT rn tittO c VTT OF EARLHAM COL LEGE THAN RESORT TO ARMS Fine Lecture Delivered at Friends' Church at Indianapolis Last Night. Prof. Elbert Russell, of Earlham college, delivered the first of a series of lectures in Friends' church 'at In dianapolis yesterday. His subject was "Peace as Related to the Chris tian Character." Prof. Russell said that while he realized the horrors of Avar, yet if it were the only way to overcome evil he should believe in it. "But," said the speaker, "I do not believe it is the only way. The very sense of Christian ideal and method provides a better way to eradicate it. Jesus Christ believed in eradicating evil by spiritual force, and those spiritual forces won the world through, the cross." The speaker thought that all war could be averted by the intervention of spiritual force. He said that while the civil war did away with slavery, which was a great thing, yet, if some time before the outbreak of the war the spiritual force had been used the slaves would have been given their freedom, and the differences be tween the north and south would have been settled for all time, where as they now remain unsettled. In speaking of the late Spanish American war, Prof. Russell said that if we had had a Christian re gard for the welfare of Cuba our government would have called for missionaries twenty years ago and sent half of them to Spain and the other half to Cuba to teach Chris tianity. By this method the speaker thought the war could have been averted and Cuba would then have been self-governing and self-sustaining. Prof. Russell closed his address by saying that as long as we depend on jails, penitentiaries, policemen and sheriffs we go our way in peace, feel ing that if a thief gets into the house he will be arrested qnd sent to the penitentiary. "But the thing we should do," said the speaker, "is to teach Christianity so that there will be no thieves and no need of the jail or penitentiary." SHOWING By Rural Carriers Out ofCen terville Office. Thos. G. Dunbar, postmaster at Centerville, makes a report of the work done by the rural mail carriers during the month just closed. The report is remarkable, inasmuch as during the severe cold weather and the awful condition of the roads the carriers only missed a few families two days, and rendered excellent service to the people, who are loud in their praise of the carriers out of this office. Following is the report: Delievered R.10. R.ll R.12 Registered letters . 1 1 Letters CIS 0G2 633 Postal cards H7 207 84 Newspapers .4340 4284 4790 Circulars 310 10S9 524 Packages gS 57 55 Total delivered .5450 fiGOO G0S7 Collected. Registered letters . (j Money Or. ap Vat's. 32 17 Otters . 314 542 43S Postal cards 75 43 73 Newspapers 1 1 3 Circulars . . 1 3 EXCELLENT r V t. V v v ' r - " - "2 A GOVERNOR WRIGHT, Of Mania, Who Received Congratu lations of Secretary Root. Packages . . .7 10 8 Total collected .. 410. 622 552 Total collected and delivered .. ... .5859 7222 6639 Cancelation $7.24 $12.38 $9.98 Sales $H.2G $16.94 $11.20 R. R. Carriers Wm. Dunkle No. 10; Chas. King No. 11; Walter Mathews No. 12. Thos. G. Dunbar, P. M., Centerville, Ind. Arrangements have been made so that subscribers will get their papers regularly on day following the pub lication, except when trains are very late. II One at Railroad Shop, the Other in a Barber Shop. Sunday morning the fire depart ment was called to the riilroad shop, where it was found a fire h.il bci in some way started in the oil room. The department responded promptly and extinguished the blaze before much damage was done. Loss about $50. The second chair in the Colonial barber shop took fire yesterday after noon and the department was called out about 5:35. The chair cloth on the chair took fire from a match thrown carelessly on the chair by some unknown person. The plush was nearly all burned and the wood work was pretty well charred. The chair will have to )? reupholstered. OLD CITIZENS ' Of Chester Whose Ages Aggregate 263 Years. Three of Chester's oldest and best citizens, whose combined ages ag gregate 263' years are all in good health and quite active for their ages. Following are the names and ages: John Addington 84 Benjamin Martin ". . . . 97 Eli Pickett 82 Total 203 WANT INCREASE. (By Associated Press.) Boston, Feb. 1. Nine hundred book and job printers struck in Bos ton and vicinity today. They want an increase in salary. IN OLD KENTUCKY. (By Associated Press.) Barboursville, Ky., Feb. 1. In a fight over the serving of a writ, at Wilton, Deputy Sheriff Matthew Hil ton killed David and Thomas Fletch er and fatally wounded a man named Brock. Hilton fled. MRS. MAYBRICK NOT RE LEASED. (By Associated Press.) London, Feb. 1. Further investi gation confirms the statement made by the Associated Press that Mrs. Maybrick has not been released. SENTENCE CUT SHORT. (By Associated Press.) Madisonvillo, Ky., Feb. 1. News was received here today that the jail at Dawson Springs burned and a prisoner named Egbert lost his life. The Young People's society of the First Baptist church will give a so cial at the church tomorrow night. There will be a good program, a so cial time and light refreshments. X TWO FIRES RICHMOND DATLT PALLADIUM, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1. 1904. MR. E. J. IQPE IS PRESIDENT OF THE CITY SUNDAY-SCHOOL ORGANIZATION PERFECTED HERE YESTERDAY A Most Profitable Meeting Held in First Baptist Church Rev. Halpenny Present. The union meeting of the local Sunday-schools at the First Baptist church yesterday afternoon was very well attended, between 250 ahd 300 active Sunday-school workers being present. The organization of city Sunday-schools was perfected and the following officers chosen: President E. J. Humpe. Vice-President S. R. Lyons. Secretary F. F. Haisley. ' Treasurer J. Dickinson. These officers, together with one representative from each Sunday school in the city, will form the ex ecutive board. Richmond will prob ably be divided into a number of districts, each with its head and board of officers and these will be under the head officers of the city. Rev. Halpenny, the state superin tendent of the Sunday-school asso ciation was present and gave a high ly interesting and instructive talk. His subject was "City Organiza tion," and he gave several statistics proving the value of such organiza tion. Out of 7,000,000 young men in the United States 95 per cent are not members of any church or Sunday-school, aild only 5 per cent, of this number are active members. Out of this large number 25 per cent, at tend Sunday-school merely and 75 per cent, are entirely unconnected with any church or Sundaj'-school whatsoever. In the Michigan state penitentiary out of the 1,000 convicts only thirty had been identified in any way with church work, and 970 had never had the advantage of the good influence of the church. Mr. Hal penny stated this as an example of what the young men migh become that were not connected with any church. Another thing that Rev. Halpenny spoke of was the way in which the country people find the churches. In the rural districts church organization is very highly perfected, and, when the country people come to live in the town, they find no organization of such a kind, and gradually fall away from the church entirely. Several other facts were given to prove that city Sunday-school organization was an ex ceedingly benefieient thing, and that such an organization should be in every city and town throughout the United States. Several of his facts were startling and brought people face to face with the need of or ganization in the Sunday-schools of the cities. The talk was of such a nature as to make persons think of the state. Sunday-schools are in, and after such a talk the hearers will look on the churches in a very different light. II Were the Remains of Edward B. Fletcher and Ashes Brought Here. The ashes of Mr. Edward B. Fletcher, who died recently in Colo rado, where he had been living the past, few years on account of ill health, were brought here for inter ment Saturday evening, the body having been cremated in Cincinnati Mr. Fletcher's old home was in Rich mond, although he lived for many years abroad, both in England and on the continent, returning to New York a few years ago. Mr. Fletcher was the son-in-law of the late Wil liam Baxter, formerly proprietor of the Wayne Works of this city and pi-ominent in public life in this stale. RE ATED WIDEN TRIP OF AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURED BY THE l WAYNE WORKS COM PANY. MACHINE A SUCCESS In Every Way The Trial Trip Made on Saturday Gives Satis faction. Saturday afternoon the Wayne Works automobile was completed and made its maiden trip. While it was only out for a short time, it was evi dent that the machine was a success in every way and the officials of the company were very much pleased with its run. The company has been working on this automobile since last summer, when the plans were first drawn and the machinery was first planned. The new car works smooth ly in every possible way, and, while, of course, there will have to be sev eral minor improvements and changes, yet the car proved that it was all O. K. to those who witnessed its trial trip. The new ear will be a rather heavier one than otherwise, and, above all else, will be made for steady work, being neither an enor mous, unwieldy touring car nor yet a light runabout. It will have a de tachable tonneau and all the other more modern improvements. It is not known definitely yet just what horse power it will register. Since this is only the first machine and all the parts have taken a good while to make, it is not probable that the reg dar manufacture of these will be !jt?gi;n before this summer or fall, although nothing is certain about the exact time of the beginning of their manufacture. SKETCH CLOB Exhibit to Open This Evening. The February exhibition of. the Sketch club opens this evening at the Morrisson-Reeves library and con tinues through the week. The ex hibit is open to the public, which is invited to attend. It is in place on the third floor of the librnry and can be seen at all hours the latter is open. The public is invite 1 to at tend this evening. The exhibition consists of a comprehensive exhibit of bookplates. THATlOIDIf The Kind of a Structure it Ought To Be. To the Editor of the Palladium: While the question of a pavilion in the Glen is being agitated, the question of method and material of construction should be well consider ed. The tendency so far seems to be j to plan as cheap a structure as can be built. This seems a great mis take. A cheap wooden structure will be a detriment to the park and a credit to nobody concerned. It will only last a few yaers and will be a continued expense to maintain and keep in decent condition, and will be at the mercy of fire from any pas sing tramp or loiterer in the winter time. In view of the great awakening of the country to the matter of safety from fire of all buildings intended for public gatherings, Richmond can not afford to take a step backward. What we should plan is an up-to-date structure of concrete, steel beams and posts with roof of red Spanish tiles. This would give us a building modern, substantial, and an orna ment to the nark and a credit to the city; one of which Ave would never be ashamed, when showing to our visit ors, and one which will last for years with little expense for main tai nance. If the authorities will investigate Ik. V tt. V . : r S, fit O; I j "J 1 4 ... iiWi am-'. W. J. BAILEY, Who Decided to Withdraw From Gubernatorial Race. the cost of such a building they will find it to be very reasonable. In fact, considering the little dif ference in the first cost, and the great advantage of the concrete building in cost of repairs and maintaining, the parties concerned can not afford from a mere pecuniary point of view, to erect a frame building, and for the beauty of the park and the honor of the city. The eoncerete and steel building should be the only one con sidered. There will be no trouble in regard to the completion in time for the chautauqua. If started in the spring the building can be easily erected in ample time for the gath ering in the summer. H. L. Weber. THE'llSTERS Regular Meeting This Morning A Good Attendance. The regular meeting of the Minis terial association was held this morn ing with a good attendance. Prelim inary arrangements for the meeting here on June 21-23 of the Indiana State Sunday-school association were made. The meetings will be held in East Main Street Friends' church, witbjke city. Among her boarders were the First M. E. and the First Baptist fsueh men as the late Senator Sharon churches reserved for overflows and and other pioneer millionaires. In special work. ' 1S5S she returned to the east and met Rev. Halpennv was present at the Jobn Brown." She supplied him with meeting and explained plans for the $30,000 with which to organize and meeting etc. ' carry out the raid, but after its fail THE MATHER Has Another Change and is Much Colder. Yesterday morning had a tinge of spring about it the sun shone brightly and the air was rather warm. About 10 o'clock the tem perature began to fall and kept on falling until it reached two degrees below. There was a change since yesterday noon of 46 degrees. The air is very chilly and is quite disa greeable. NO STRIKE INDICATED. (By Associated Press.") Huntington, W. Va., Feb. 1. A reduction in miners' wages in the Po cahontas and Flat Top regions be came effective today. There are no indications of a strike. COMING HOME. A Washington dispatch says that Harry Starr and the other Indian ians who have been there for a few days were on their way home. NEW CASTLE PRESS SOLD. The New Castle Press, Charley Hernley's paper, was sold Saturday to the Courier. The Courier will likely continue the weekly Press. LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. (By Associated Press.) New York, Feb. 1. Three firemen lost ..their lives last night in a fire in the ware house of the American Manufacturing company, Brooklyn. They were overcome by the fumes of burning jute and hemp. Two others are in a serious condition. The property loss is $25,000. TO SOUTH AMERICA. Mrs. Henry Schurmann and Mrs. George Taylor left yetserday for Washington, I). C, to visit Pleasant Unthank. Mrs. Taylor, who is a sis ter of the late Earle Widitp, will ex tend her visit to include a trip to South America. ONE CENT A COPY. AN IGIDEIT DF ' JOHN BROW RAID RECALLED BY THE DEATH OF A NOTED COLORED WOMAN. OLD MAMMY PLEASANT It Was She Who Financed the Raid and Was the Confidant of Wealthy People. In a little graveyard down in Naapa, California, have just been laid to rest the remains of the most remarkable colored woman in California, if not in the United States "Mammy " Pleas ant. Dying a few days ago in San Francisco, of old age, her demise brings to memory many sensational cases in which she figured prominent ly, notably John Brown's Harper's Ferry raid. To "Mammy" Pleasant is given the credit of backing that historic movement, and to the day of her death its tragic outcome weighed heavily upon her. But it was her connection with affairs involving many of California's wealthiest peo ple that she gained her later and greater renown. Born ninety years ago, she married a Avealthy Cuban in her early 20 's. Her husband died and left her a comfortable fortune. Soon after his death she became acquainted with Garrison, Phillips and other noted abolitionists and through them be came interested in the anti-slavery movement. In 184S she went to Cal ifornia where she married John Pleasant. Arriving at San Francisco she opened what afterwards became the l.mosV iasmonaDie Doardmg nouse m ure she returned to California. When Sarah Althea Hill began her famous suit against Senator Sharon, "Mammy" Pleasant was her prin cipal adviser. She wielded a myster ious influence not only over the Hill woman, but over others of equal prominence, including a number of millionaires. It was said of her that she was the guardian of more family skeletons than any person in Cali fornia. Recently she was offered $50,000 if she would subscribe to certain facts concerning a prominent San Francisco man, but she declin ed with the remark that she never needed money badly enough to be tray a friend. "Mammy" Pleasant left an estate valued at $300,000 to two friends who had taken care of her during her declining years. SOMETHING' FIERCE Will .be the Entertainment at St John's Next Thursday. The young men of St. John's Lu theran Young People's Society have arranged a glee club for their next meeting Thursday night. Following will be the program: Selection Dot Leedle Bandt. Parody W. Kauper. Solo-"Adelaide," G. Eiehorn. "Wits in Bits," C. Duning, E. Weyman, L. Pilgrim. Bass solo H. Schurman. Wits in Bits by Comical Hits, Mc- Dooly's Goat, Minnehaha Grand Fi naleDot Leetle Bandt Will Dun- ing. ! 4 rbf.g There will be some splendid instru mental work. Several stunts will be given in such a German way that no one will be able to understand it in English. "Dere goes Louie Coming Back," will be rendered the same as a butcher does lard by one of the fresh arrivals from Osnabreuck. All friends of the boys are invited to come and enjoy the entertainment.