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T "T o j J L i WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1831. DAILY E8TABLISHEU 1876. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1904 ONE CENT A COPY. TRACTION LIE GOSIP LIBERTY FEELS CERTAIN A NEW ROAD. OF INTER-STATE TRACTION COMPANY President Fauvre, of the I. & E., Be fore the Indianapolis Board of Public Works. Mr. John D. Boroff, of Dayton, manager of the Inter-State general Traction Railway company, who hat been in Liberty since Tuesday in th interest of the proposed electric rail way, has no hesitancy in saying that his enterprise will be iushed to suc cess speedily. The right of way through Montgomery , and Preble counties has nearly entirely been se cured, and seventy-tive per cent, of the franchise in Union and Fayette counties has been assured. Early ii March the surveyors will be started on the survey from Dayton, O., to ConnersilIe, Ind. From the latter city the line may swing slightly to the northwest through Falmouth, Carthage and on to Greenfield, thence over the Eastern traction line to In dianapolis. Mr. Boroff assures the people of Liberty that he and his associates are energetically at work planning every detail for the construction of the road, and they only ask a liberal spirit on the part of the people along the route over which they will pass Mr. Boroff will ask right of way over certain highways in Union county and a franchise' through the streets of Liberty, which matter will be brought before the county commis sioners and the board of corporation trustees at the proper time. The Liberty Heard says it has faith in the coming of this traction line, the building- of which will be of great benefit to Liberty and Unioi county. President F. M. Fauvre, of the In dianapolis and Eastern Traction com pany, yesterday protested to the board of public works at Indianapo lis against its recent action in assess ing a fine of $50. A few days ago a man brought suit against the com pany for the alleged failure to stop on a signal and the board assessed this fine. The board reconsidered its action, and next Wednesday was se for the hearing, at which both sides of the controversy can be heard. Today was set a few -weeks ago for the Indianapolis and Eastern to be gin carrying freight, and it was the only road entering Indianapolis which did so today. All of the other roads, the I. C. and S. and the Plainfield line, pleaded for a further extension of time on account of the lack of termina facilities. W F1L On Exhibilion Yesterday at McNeill & Porterfields. , tmte a Jarge number ot persons were present yesterday affernoon to witness the exhibition of a new kind of fuel, the new substitute for coal The new substance burns brightly, with a bronze-red flame and gives off an exceedingly large amount of heat in comparison with the amount of fuel used. There is absolutely no smoke, soot or "sticky" material left after burning and the amount of ashes is less than seven per cent of the total amount of fnel consumed. In appearance i t is dark, and made in round or square cakes or large cubes, according to the size of the stove or grate in which the new fuel is to be used. It appears to be made of clay and loam, with a verv small part of sand, and the fact of its being made' in this city will make the price locally istill lower than it otherwise would be as all freight bills, an important item always, will be eliminated entirely. The inventor of this new substance. James M. Dennis, is very sanguine about it and confident of the final success and it must be acknowledged, that if all of this fuel burns as did that yes terday afternoon, that coal will stand a slim chance against it here. Its Superority. Several points are claimed by its inventor whereas it is greatly super ior 'to coal. The item of cheapness will be an important one, as this sub stitute for coal can be made for $2. 20 per ton. The other points of su perority are: total lack of soot, lack of smoke, amount of heat giveil off in comparison with the total amount used, cheapness, long length of burning ami general all-around good qualities. The exact time of the putting of this substance on sale has not been decided definitely but the probable time will be this sum mer, about July or August. Since the small machine, propelled by hand power, can not give over one hundred pounds pressure, the cakes are not as hard tand lasting as they wil be when Mr. Den nis gets new machinery, as the solid er the cakes, the greater heat given out and the greater length of burn ing. A stock company will soon be formed to manufacture this sub stance. Several leading merchants and business men have taken the matter up and many are willing to invest capital in what looks like ah extremely sure thing. TATE CASE IN AND THE DEMURRER IS BEING ARGUED BEFORE JUDGE FOX N THE CIRCUIT COURT Johnson is Against Tate, and Rob j bins is For Him. The Clarence Tate matter is up be fore Judge ox today in the Wayne circuit court. The argument is on a demurrer fded by Tate's attorney, Air. jtouums, in ,HuceuiaS ed to prevent iale Iroin Deing taicen to Ohio to stand trial for complicity in the robberv of Mr. and Mrs. Shute. The attorney for Tate holds that the fact of Ellis' saying Tate was there at the time does not necessarily . -t j i i. mean lie was mere, ana ior mat reason he is being held and habeas corpus proceedings instituted. The case was continued all day and only one side was heard. It will be continued on Monday. Reported About the pity Since Yes terday. Yesterday Mrs. B. B. Johnson was in the cellar at her east Main street j home attending to the furnace dur ing the absence of her husband and son, who are at Carlisle, Ind. Mrs. Johnson was about to attend to the fire when the gas exploded and blew into her face, setting her hair on fire and burning it pretty badly, besides burning her face and hands. The burns proved to be not very severe, and Mrs. Johnson is getting on verv well today. Allen Graves met with a very pain ful accident yesterday. While riding along the Abington pike his wheel struck against something and threw him off, breaking his arm just above the wrist. Dr. Bulla attended him and he is resting comfortably today. AN INDIANA BANK SUSPENDS. (By Associated Press.) Washington, Feb. 13. The comp troller of the currency has news of the 'suspension of the First National bank of Matthews, Ind. COURT ACCIDENTS HORTICULTURAL ANNUAL DINNER FINE SPREAD OF ALL THE GOOD THINGS OF THE SEASON. PREMIUMS AWARDED Excellent Work of the Good Ladies of the Society. The busiest house today is place at the court the Horticultural so ciety's room, where the awarding oi and the annual premiums occurred dinner was served. Everyone who has ever partaken of one of the dinners prepared by the ladies of this society knows just what it means everything imagina ble that is good to eat prepared in a way that makes it palatable. All tastes Avere catered to if you didn't like mince pie you could have pump kin; if you didn't care for one kind of meat you could have another. And oh, the breaa .l butter, and the jel lies and the jams, ana the pickles, and the preserves, the sweets ana sours everything was there in plen ty, and it was all good and whole some and appetizing. RICHMOND FURNITURE Being Put in Several Prominence. Places of The Kramer Manufacturing eom- pany are today shipping government furniture to many places to be put and custom houses. The company has work on hand now that they are trying to finish before they move in to their new shop. The shipments to day were to Fremont, Neb., Quincy, 111., Cincinnati, O., Fort Smith, Ark., Lafayette, Ind., and Ottumwa, Iowa, and, in the next few days, they ex pect to ship to various other points as soon as the furniture is finished , Qn last Wednesday they also shipped to Buffalo, N. Y., Creston, Iowa, and ban Antoma, lexas There is considerable furniture made for the government each -year, and the local firm is getting its share. IN SAN FRANCISCO -FIVE MEN HOLD UP SEVERAL GAMBLERS AT POINT OF REVOLVERS Take $5,500 in Coin and $1,800 From Those Present Diamonds Taken Also. (By Associated Press.) San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 13. Five men entered tne colonial club gam bling resor,t and, at the point of re volvers, robbed a bank of the concern of $5,500 coin, and from six men present took $1,800 more, besides sev eral diamond studs and rings. The robbers bound their victims-and made their escape. German Neutrality. Berlin,, Feb. 13. The German pro clamation of neutrality in the Russo Japanese' War was issued today.' . GAMBL NG-RESORT BOBBED PANAMA WORTH SOMETHING WHAT THE UNITED STATES WILL GET WHEN SHE GETS THE PANAMA CANAL Tie Suez Canal, Under British Con ! trol, Repays Its Cost Every ! Five Years. In the midst of all this pother about Panama it is worth while to call to mind just what the United States will get when she comes into possession of the canal. Here are the items, according to the Book lover's Magazine: " Thirty thousand acres of ground at terminals and along the route. "Two thousand, four hundred and thirty-one buildings including offices, quarters, storehouses, shops, hospi tals and terminal sheds. "An immense collection of dred ges, tug-s, barges, excavators, cars, locomotives, and other machinery, nrl fli-nliflne.es.. not considered of "oif-h present value. "Work done by the old and the new French companies, with an esti mated removal of about 30,000,000 cubic yards of material at a cost of little more than .$88,600,000. "Maps and drawings, and the rec ords gathered by the French engi neers, valued at $2,000,000. "The Panama Railway, including three steamships. "For these several items the sec ond, or new, French company is to receive $40,000,000. Twenty-four mvll.;ons of this amount, less obliga tions, will be turned over to the old company, which had spent at the time of its collapse, nearly $250,000, 000, largely in promotion. "The Republic of Panama is to re- ceive immediately $iv,vvv,vvv ana annually after nine years, the sum of $250,000. The United States re ceives from Panama the grant of the strip of land five miles wide on each side of the canal. We are also tc become sponsors for the continuance of good order throughout the v new republic. "The total excavation yet to be done is estimated at about 95,000, 000 cubic yards, not including the work at the Bohio dam and the Gi- erante spillway. The completion of the canal to a depth of 'thirty-six feet from ocean to ocean a distance of forty-nine miles, is expected to cost about $145,000,000. Vessels will navigate , the channel at a rate, in cluding lockage, of four milos per hour. All sailing craft will be tow ed not only through the canal, but upon the Pacific side for a long dis tance out to sea. . "The aggregated probable tonnage is placed at about 10,000,000 tons. Of Jhis business twenty per.ent. will consist of coal. To what extent the canal will prove profitable above the cost of administration, cannot now be stated. The Suez canal, under British control, repays its cost every five years. ' PUBLIC SCHOOLS A British View of Them Poorly Paid Teachers. Alferd Moselj', who headed a com mission of thirty English education al experts, which recently made an investigation of American schools, makes the following points concern ing our schools in an article in the World's Work: "The people of the United States spend a marvelous amount of money on their public-schools, endowing ed ucation more lavishly than any other people in the world. f "They do not spend enough. The salaries to teachers are not sufficient for the service the country desires and should have. "One especially notable manifes tation of enthusiasm I found in New York Bpstpn and other large cities. On the East Side, in New York, and at the North End, in Boston, the schools in the poorest districts are kept open at night to give tlie cini dren of the crowded tenements a clean and comfortable place to study their moow's lessons, with' some one to help them on difficult points. The children resort to these evening tudv rooms in surprising numbers, and the teachers helr them patiently and encouragingly. "As a whole, the Middle West is more intense in matters of education than other parts of the country. The schools of the Middle West are new er than the Eastern schools, and more modern, because they have no traditions to get rid of. There is an ,i i i even greater mirsi ior Hiiowieugu there than elsewhere, and money is spent to advantage. The schools of Indianapolis are among the best in the country. , "In brief, I might sum up my im pressions of American education by a single personal note. I have plae ed my two sons in the Hopkins Grammar School, at New Haven, to prepare for Yale." BREWER SUICIDES. St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 13.-William "J. Lemp, president of the Lemp BreAving company, committed suicide today. Sorrow over the recent death of his son is supposed to be the cause. A ENTERPRISE MARLATT & DOZIER BRANCH ING OUT IN A NEW LINE. GOOD FOR INVESTORS The Plan Will be of Advantage to Parties Seeking Patents, Etc. Marlatt & Dozier, who are archi tects and mechanical experts, consid ering the troubles inventors have in procuring valuable claims on inven tions, have associated themselves with an old and reliable firm of attorneys of Washington, D. C. The advantage of the movement will be readily seen by inventors as Marlatt & Dozier are on the ground to get the ideas, prepare drawings and specifications and their' attor neys are on the ground in Washing ton to give the matter personal atten tion through the patent office. This way will give applicants bet ter claims and more satisfactory re sults than can be secured by local at torneys. It is a move in the right direction and the firm proposes that its work shall continue to be charac terized by thoroughness, intelligence and energy and the association with this firm of attorneys gives the as surance or able and skilltul service in patent matters. The business will be conducted with promptness arid fidelity, while the terms will be as liberal as pos sible consistent with good profes sional service. BANK Pittsburg, Pa., CLOSED. Feb. 13. The State Bank of Pittsburg, a small institu tion, which wras capitalized at $50, 000, was closed today by order of the state banking department. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. NEB Burke. The funeral of W. E. Burke took place this afternoon at 3 o'clock at Cottage Grove, the Rev. J. P. Chamness officiating. Mr. Burke died Thursday in Redland, Cal., and his body arrived at Cottage Grove this morning at 5 o'clock. Mr. Burke was a brother of Mrs. W. H. Rigsby, of nortlj fifth, street. Utley. The funeral of Lydia Ut ley, instead of being Monday, will be tomorrow afternoon at the Baptist church, corner of south ninth and B streets, at 2:30 o'clock. After serv ices the remains will be taken back to her late residence, and, on Monday morning, will be taken by 10:10 train to Burgin, Ky., for interment. . i ' BUREAU OF FORESTRY THE NORTHWESTERN FORESTS WILL HAVE BETTER MANAGEMENT THE VVEYERH AEURER COMPANY To Manage About 1,300,000 Acres of Timberlands in Washington. Washington, D. C, Feb. 13. Mr. Frederick Weyerhaeuser, president of the Weyerhaeuser Timber Com pany, has signed an agreement with the bureau of Forestry by which the Bureau agrees to prepare working plans for the conservative manage ment of about 1,300,00 acres of the company's timber lands in Washing ton. By the agreement, the Weyer haeuser Company agrees to deiray the living and traveling expenses of agents of the Bureau engaged in the work. The Northern Pacific Railway Co. has also requested that the Bureau of Forestry prepare working plans for its enormous timber land hold ings in Washington and Idaho. The timber lands of the Weyer haeuser and the .Northern Pacific companies are the most extensive privately owned tracts of land for which the Bureau of Forestry: has ev er been asked to prepare working plans. The field work will begin next summer. How long it wiil con tinue before figures enough are se cured on which to base plans intel ligently it is impossible at present to state. The task of putting all these lands under careful manage ment is of great magnitude, and only one familiar with the nature of the forests of the Northwest can appre ciate its difficulties. But great as these difficulties are, the importance' and value of the work, once accom plished, far outweigh them. It is another proof of the profound inter est and confidence which the West has come to feel in the practical re sults of forestry that the two great est land-holding companies of the Pacific coast and Rocky Mountain States, the one representative of the lumber, the other of the railroad iri- terests of that country, should have called on the Bureau of Forestry for expert advice in managing their lands. The main timber supply of the United States is contained in the Northwestern States, and the great advances which forestry has made, in that part of the country must be re garded everywhere as of general ben efit. ' v In a letter to the chief of the Bu reau of Forestry, Mr. Howard El liott, president of the Northern Pa cific Railway, writes these significant words : "The Northern Pacific Railway Company is a large holder of timber lands in the Northwestern States, which are now being logged from in more or less irregular methods. "Realizing the increasing scarcity of timber, and the probability of a more economical use of forest tracts which we have, and understanding that your foresters lend assistance to landholders in the wav of makins? - surveys and plans for economical forest management, I would ask whether it would be possible for the Bureau of Forestry to make surveys and plans for this company, looking toward the forest management of its tracts." The work for the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company is not the first un dertaken by the Bureau for that con cern. Last summer a party of for esters made a studv of the Norwav pine on the company's lands near Cloquet, Minn., and a working plan for these lands is now in prepara tion. WILL PAY IN FULL (By Associated Press.) Matthews, Ind., Feb. 13. Notice of the suspension of the First Na tional bank stated that denositora J would be paid in full. ' -i 1'-'