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Uaily ii WFEKLY ESTABLISHED 18tll. DAILY KSTABLISHKU 1876. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. MR. Fin iiUUJJI 1HTERYIEWED MISS WHITE OF THE PALL A DIUM TALKS WITH HIM AT THE WESTCOTT. TELLS RICHMOND PEOPLE How to Organize Their Civic Im provement League. The lecture on "The City Pos sible." by Mr. Albert Kelsej-, of Philadelphia, delivered under the au spices of several of the city's clubs, including the Commercial club, at South Eighth Street Friends church, last evening:, was largely attended, the auditorium being; entirely filler by representative citizens and those interested in this phase of municipal life. Mr. Kelsey was introduced by Mr. S. S. Stattan. dr., president of the Commercial club, in a cleverly worded speech, statin- among other things that Mr. Kelsey had been ap pointed by the Louisiana Purchase exyiosition to have charge of the mu nicipal improvement section at the world's fair, a fact Avhic-h had also been announced in the press of the city. Mr. Ivelsey proved himself a lec turer of the easy, conversational type, and, at once, concentrated the in terest of his audience. Mr. Kelsey's Ion.: connection with movements for civic adornment and general better ment, both aesthetically and profes sionally, as in the latter ca pacity he is engragred on public works in a number of cities, the physical development of cities having: been made the object of his special study and attention, was in a position toj briefly refer to this phase of life in many European countries and cities, and his frequent trips and sojourns abroad he being: sent on a mission to Europe last summer by the exposi tion officials enabled him to punc tuate his lecture with many stereopti con views of various ptiblie works of this nature in different quarters of the globe. Mr. Kelsey, in a preamble of a gren eral character, spoke of the absurdity and genuine lack of utility as well as resultant lack of aesthetic effect in what is known as the "gridiron" sys tem of planning: a town, the system adopted in the laying: out of Rich mond and most other American cities, contrasting it with the plotting; of diagonal avenues, nnd the "ring;" or concentric plan, of which the fa mous " Ring-strasse" and "Gnrtle strasse" of Vienna are the most dis tinctive examples. Mr. Kelsey also spoke of the value of the aesthetic treatment of river fronts, which are ?o much abused in this country; of the decorative ef fects produced by the introduction of sculpture in the greneral scheme of driveways and boulevards, giving pic tures of many of the best examples in foreign countries; and, in short, covered all of the recently accepted ground of municipal embellishment and the theories covering; municipal art in the lanre. lie also spoke briefly of fhe local possibilities as they presented them selves to him upn a necessarily cur sory inspection due to his brief stay in Richmond, but, in ail interview with a representative of the Palla dium, he expressed himself more in detail. "Organize your civic . league for a broad and definite purpose," said Mr. Kelsey. "While you will natural ly wish to organize departments ,each for a worthy purpose such as one for play-grounds, another for the distri bution of seed, another for public baths and another for municipal art, etc.. etc.: have one main purpose em bracing them all, namely, thp prepara tion of a comprehensive plan for the development, extension and embell ishment of Richmond. "Let your civic league declare for a permanent non-partisan and self perpetuating improvement board, and employ an expert to occasionally at tend its meetings. "In such a prosperous and public spirited community there should be no difficulty in carrying out such a scheme. "Furthermore, those who obtain such a plan for Richmond will do more for the future of your city thai any bequest of money could do for it. "The civic league should make it its business to arouse a general in terest in this project. If public funds are not forthcoming for the work doubtless there are men who would subscribe the money. "I repeat, now is the time to settle the future development of Richmond, the proposed new bridge and the parking of your beautiful gorge offer ing unusual far-reaching opportuni ties. N "The South Side Improvement as sociation controls a large area of very desirable property and should see to it that Liberty avenue, one of the few diagonal ' thoroughfares is im proved with a better class of struc tures than now exists there. Here is a chance to break the monotony of (Continued on eighth page.) EARLHAM COLLE&E GETS $0,000 BY THE DEATH OF EXUM EL LIOTT, NEAR DUBLIN, INDIANA. GAVE FARM TO COLLEGE Some Time Ago and His Life Insur ance Goes to the Quaker Institution. Exum Elliott, the notice of whose death is given elsewhere, was a good friend to Earlham college during his life and did not forget his favorit institution at any time. His life in surance policy, amounting to $5,000. was made in favor of Earlham col lege. Mr. Elliott's fine farm of about 300 acres was given to the college some time ago. He was one of 1 institution's best benefactors and was greatly interested in . its advancer men't. The $5,000 will greatly aid Earl ham in her work and is greatly ap preciated by the president and fac ulty. LINCOLN LEAGUE To Convene on the Birthday Anni versary of President. Evansville, Ind., Feb. 10. The Lincoln league meeting is of espec ial importance this year owing to the fact that a national campaign is at hand and at the same time the most important of the state officers are to he filled. There will naturally be some little rivalry for the offices in the league and there are now three i candidates for president, Will A. Stevens, of Columbus; C. W. Mc Guire, of Terre Haute, and Senator Samuel Crumbaker, of Evansville. George D. Helman, of Evansville, will ask a re-election as secretary, it is understood, and he will probably be opposed by Col. W. W. Hoffman, the custodian of the state house. Treas urer Morton S. Hawkins, of Portland, has at present no opposition for re election. W. C. Geake, of Fort Wayne, is a candidate for vice pres ident, to succeed Mr. Stevens, who seeks to be made the head of the or ganization. So far as announced there is but one candidate -for the next meeting of the leajrue. "Vin cennes is the cit.v and a lanre num ber of Republicans of that place will cro to Evansville to push the claims of their city. Inasmuch, however, as the legislature will be in session at the time of the next meeting it is possible that the leasme will decide to meet in Indianapolis. XOM ELLIOTT IS DEAD ONE OF THE OLDEST CITIZENS OF WAYNE COUNTY AND EXTENSIVE LAND OWNER Owned Nearly Three Hundred Acres Near Dublin Biography. Exum Elliott, one of Wayne coun ty's pioneer citizens, died of apo plexy this morning at his home, one and one-half miles north of Dublin aged about S2 years. He was one of the large land own ers of Wayne county, having over 30C aci-es of fine land in and about where he resided. He was born on the farm where Ik died November o3 1S23. He was : son of Jacob and Mary (Pellee) El liott. Being of an industrious nature he attended Bethel school, conducted by the Society of Friends, during th winter terms, and helped on the farm the remainder of the year. He fol lowed agricultural pursuits all through his life and was still en gaged in the same line, together with stock raising, up to the time of his death. In 1851 he married Mary Meyers, daughter of Gideon and Catherine Meyers, who were early settlers of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott reared one child, Carrie Chappellee. wife of William L. Kimpner, of Dub lin. After the death of his first wife lie married a daughter of 'Matthias Wise, who was a widow with five children. The deceased was a life long mem ber of the Society of Friends of the Orthodox persuasion. Mr. E. M. Haas, county clerk, aftei coming west from Pennsylvania, lived, for several years with Mr. and Mrs. Elliott and he speaks in the highest terms of praise of the de ceased. A RICH VOICE Mine. Schumann-Heinle's Interest in a Poor Girl. Another instance of Madame Sehu-mann-Heink's universality is shown in an " exchange' ' article which is as follows: "Syracuse, N. Y., February 9. Eighteen-year-old Martha Wittkow ski, who has a remarkably fine voice, according to those who profess to know, is to receive the opportunity her talent demands. Mn;e. Sehumann-IIeink, the great contralto, gave her a hearing ' while in Syracuse recently, pronounced her vocal gifts of the highest order and promised the girl a career. That is if Miss Wittkowski will do her part, Avhich Mme. Schumann-Heink assur ed her was to work hard and intelli gently, and above all not to iret a 'swelled head.' Those were Madame 's very words, and young Miss Witt kowski declared she would try to avoid it and be a credit to her advis er. The girl is poor. Two years ago while Martha was employed as a do mestic, a. visitor at the house, Mrs. Edward Joy, heard her sing and was amazed at the quality of her voice. She called the attention of Prof. Richard Calthrop and C. P. Renaud to her, and they urged the matter of developing her gift. Mrs. Joy has since been paying for Miss Wittkow ski 's instructions at the College of Fine Arts, Syi-aeuse University." All the interest at high school cen ters in the coming Junior public, foi which the Juniors are -making great preparations. The program is an nounced elsewhere in today's issue. The high school scenery has been re touched by skillful painters md now presents a fine appearance. The pre vailing color is green. WAR NEWS FROH FAR EAST FORMAL DECLARATION BY RUSSIA ON ACCOUNT OF JAPAN'S STAB. MONGOLIANS AHEAD War Has Begun in Earnest and May Involve Other Powers. (By Associated Press.) New York, Feb. 10. The Russian cruiser Yariag, which was disabled yesterday at Chemulpo, was built in Philadelphia by the Cramps in 1893. It was 6,500 tons, with 20,000 horse power. The Korietz was also dis abled. The Chemulpo was built in Stockholm and weighs 1,413 tons, with 1,500 horse-power. St. Petersburg, Feb. 10. The Czar has issued a manifesto, reciting his desire for peace and Japan's sever ance of diplomatic relations before receiving his last friendly proposi tions; also Japan's midnight attack on the Russian fleet without due no tice. He adds he then ordered the Russian admiral to meet Japan'? challenge with armed force. Rely ing on the favor of the Almighty, he asks his faithful subjects to unite in defense of their country. London, Feb. 10. Official dis patches, received by the Japanese minister, say it is believed two Rus sian cruisers were sunk by the Jap anese fire at Chemulpo, but might have been by Russia's own action. The crews took refuge on a French war ship at Chemulpo. There were no casualties among the Japanese. London, Feb. 10. A special from Tokio, dated today says it is reported three transports of the Russian volun teer fleet, conveying about two thous and troops, have been captured by the Japanese off the Korean coast. London, Feb. 10. Baron nayasb says the Japanese attack on Port Ar thur was planned some time ago. He thinks Alexieff may, like Cervera, come out in the open, but if he doe: not he can be attacked from the China side. Speaking of Secretary Hay's note to the powers concerning neutrality in China, he says Japan will join, so far as China proper is concerned, but not as to Manchuriti. which Japan may decide to invade. Washington, Feb. 10. Specific in structions were cabled to Rear Ad miral Wise, who is in Dominican waters, regarding the protection of American shipping interests. The firing on the Clyde line steamer New York by the government crunboat may result in the seizure of the gunboat. A LOIG NAME Occurs on the Records at the Court House. Hon. John L. Rupe was in i remin iscent mood this morning, and whihi in the county clerk' s office the thought occurred to him fh.t away back in the sixties a marriage license was issued to a man with a name as loner as the shortest day in winter, and the name had so fixed itself upon his mind that he could call it. Not doubting Mr. Rupe's word, but rath er out of a spirit of curiosity, Gus Huey hunted up the record and found the following facts: On the 23d of March, 1800, a mar riage license was issued by deputy clerk. John M. Cook, to William Gil dee Leroy Franklin Kineade Eudorus Dawson Moore to Martha Bales. William W. Dudley was clerk and Nimrod H. Johnson, father of Henry U. Johnson, was judge of the crimi nal court. It is believed to be the longest name on record. TROOPS FOR FIRE DISTRICT. (By Associated Press. I Baltimore, Md., Feb. 10. The joint committee of the legislature are eon fering with the mayor and other au thorities and have unanimously agreed to ask the government to send troops to Baltimore to police the fire district. (By (Associated Press.) Baltimore, Md., Feb. 10. There Avere two alarms of fire during the night. They were not serious. Many wralls fell under the pressure of higl wind. Soldiers and police suffered from a keen wind. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Albaugh and family,' of noith ninth street, will move shortly to Bellfontaine, Ohio, where Mr. Albaugh will engage in the lumber business. BEN PARSls" TAKES EXCEPTION TO THE COUNT IN FOUR PRE CINCTS IN WAYNE COUNTY. AND RICHMOND'S FIRST WARD Granted Privilege in Two Precincts Action of Inspectors. The inspectors of Wayne county assembled in the county chamber thi? morning at 10 o'clock and canvassed the vote of the recent election. Only a few material changes were made, and they are as follows: Representative. Yencer, 3,102; Ratliff, 2,950. Yen cer's majority, 152. Prosecutor. Corns tock, 2,013; Jessup, 3,370. Jes sup's majority, 427. Treasurer. Albertson, 2,050; Benton, 1,1 G4; Myrick, 3,051. Myrick's plurality, 1,001. Commissioner. Clark, 3,310; Beeson, 2,755. Clark's majority, 555. Recorder. King, 502; Williams, 992; Nichol son, 264; Fisher, 2C10; Mosbangh, 1, 420; Parsons, 1,339; Conley" 730. Mosbangh 's plurality, PI. On motion of Benjamin Parsons that the vote on recorder be recounted in Center and Groen townships, the same wa: done. The committees to recount v?re appointed Chairman Gardner and, after canvassing the votes, reported as follows: Mr. Parsons, in his complaint to the board, says out of 202 votes cast in Greene township only six voted for him, while more tha nthat num ber since the election have said they voted for him. He cited the same as the case in two townships in Center township He says he' received enough votes to elect him. The complaint was signed bv Mr. Parsons and A. C. Lindemutii, at torney. First precinct in Center toAvnship reported the same vote. Second precinct, same township, a slight change. Parson's vote was the same, Avhile Mosbangh gained one. Greene reported the same vote. Four ballots were voted with votes cast for Parsons and another candi date. On motion the report was adopted. Parsons then presented a second communication setting forth that in Franklin and New Garden townships and the first ward of the city of Richmond out of the vote cast he should have received more than the count showed, as he has been told by persons since the election that they voted for him. He asked that the vote in the above named places be re counted. John Russell moved that the re quest of Mr. Parsons be laid on the table, and the motion carried. Mr. Parsons wished to make a statement, but no further objection? were entertained. HIGH SCHOOL MING PROGRESS ARRANGEMENTS FOR PUBLIC ON THE EVENING OF FEBURUARY 19. NEW SCENERY PAINTED For the Production of Sheridan's "Rivals" The Program and Cast. The program to be presented by the Juniors at their public on the evening of February 19th was posted this morning on the high school bul letin board by their class president. It differs materially from the pro gram recently given by the' Seniors, in that only the first part consists of a play, while the rest is of a lighter nature. In selecting their play the Juniors found many points to be considered the audience, the school work and, above all, the dramatic ability of the members of the class. After due con sideration several scenes from Sheri dan's "Rivals" were chosen. This play is so well known it needs but little comment, and time- spent in the necessary preparation is well spent and not wasted, as is often the case in lighter plays. The school board wishing to show their' appreciation of the Juniors' ef forts, presented them with a new set of scenery, painted to suit the scenes portrayed. The stage will be equipped with electricit.y for the evening's performance, the work being done by the Junior boys under the super vision of Prof. Fiske. Therefore, this public should surpass any similai -performance recently given by classes in the high school, because of a com plete stage equipment and a standard play. The second part will be equally as interesting; for the girls of the class arc preparing a drill of a unique na ture, to be followed by the "Fools' Dance at Midnight." This number seems rather mysterious, but if it is half as good as the participants claim it to be, it will prove a marvel of comedy. The next number will be a tennis drill by the boys, the performance closing with a class soig of a new and novel nature. Miss Katherine Schaefer, of the English department, is in charge oi the entertainment. The following is the program: Part I. Orchestra Mr. Rivals. Three selected scenes. Mrs. Malaprop Lena Coffin. Lvdia Languish Tillara Haas. Lucy Hazel Reid. Sir Anthony Absolute Karl Pier son. Captain Absolute Arthur Meyers. Fag Harry Sloan. Part II. 1. Drill Edna Jones, Edith Moore, Hat tie Lyons, Ethel Henderson, Bes sie Trueblood, Norma Horn, Mary Wilson, Lillian Horton, Nellie Wil liams. Matilda von Pein, Bertha All baugh and Elizabeth Hasemeier. 2. Fool's Dance at Midnight 3. Drill Merle Genn, Galen Hop kins, Paul Kienker, Frank Dickinson, Rudolph Hill, Orba Deeker, Harry Sloan, George Rettig, Fred Gennett, Harry Nilcs, Burt Johnson and Gus Hoelscher. 4. Clas Son?. A RARE LECTURE. Dr. Wad-El-Ward, of Jerusalem, Palestine, gave his famous illustrat ed lecture, "From Dan to Beershe ba," at the First M. E. church last night. Though the audience was smaller than the character of the work deserved, those who were there were delighted with the entertain ment. When one hears the doctor he is sure to get light on some puzzling passages of Scripture. He is a veri table mine of information on Oriental matters. .