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RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1904.
nvsr i The Richmond Palladium MONDAY. FEBRUARY 15, 1904. THE WEATHER. Indiana : Fair, continued cold to night and Tuesday. ZLOCAL ITJEMS Optical goods at Haner's. Eye -lass -changed at Haner's. Dr. W. A. Park for dentistry, tf Mrs. W. S.Hiser's shorthand school. Try the Palladium for job printing. Spectacles correctly fitted at Ha ner's. - Job work promptly done at the Pal ladium.' Wilfred Jess up was in Indianapolis Saturday on business. 8. C. WliitescII was a guest of rela tives in Ilagerstown yesterday. Three Merchant Trading Stamps instead of one at Xeff & Nusbaum's. Miss Hunt returned to New Castle after "a' visit with Miss Edith Har vey. Very desirable rooms for house keeping, first floor, 225 north twelfth street. 30-tf Miss Sefton of Eaton was a guest of Howard Hoover, north sixth street, Saturday.. Miss Victoria Lindemuth, south fif teenth street,.. was a Winchester visit or Saturday, , Miss Craig returned yesterday to Oreenville,- Ohio, after a visit with local friends. Paul G. O'Neal of south sixteenth stree, was the guest of friends in An derson yesterday. Miss Elizabeth Newman left yes . terday for Indianapolis on a short visit with friends. Ilelene Goodwin, who has been a jruest of Marie Kaufman, returned to New Castle today. Clyde Dawson, Leslie Knight and Roy Dye spent yesterday with Cam bridge City relatives. Richmond Commandery Knights Templar wil confer the Order of Red Cross 7:30 this evening. "Miss Rhoda Overman of Marion, who has been a guest of Mrs. Isaac Jay, returned home today. Miss Lillian Henley hs returned to Carthage after a brief visit with Miss Rae Chandlee, of West Richmond. Rev. and Mrs. J. S. Hughes of Chi cago are visiting thoir daughter, Mrs. Oliver T. Knode, 42 south eighth street. Mrs. Harry Braxton returned this afternoon from Logansport where she lias been spending a few days with friends. Miss Helen Coghlin returned to day to Indianapolis after a brief vis it with Miss Hazel Murphy of east Main street. Mrs. Molly Hascltine returned Sat urday afternoon to Hut ton, W. Ya., after attending the funeral of her husband, P. C.lHaseltine. Miss Alpha Mustard, of north eigh teenth street, returned Saturday evening from Lynn, where she has "been visiting relatives. Mrs. P. L. Bamberger of West Richmond, who has been attending the funeral of her sister in Sidney, Ills., has returned home. Mrs. C. N. Hart of north eleventh street, left Saturday evening for Weaver's Station, Ohio, where she will visit relatives for a week. Misses Mary Little and Mary Web er of Greenville, Ohio, who have been -guests of Miss Bessie Johnson, re turned home yesterday afternoon. Typewriters, all makes, rented, sold. Rentals, $3 to $5 per month. Repairs and ribbons for all machines. Tyrell, W. U. Tel. office. 'Phone 20. Three Merchant Trading Stamps instead of one at Neff & Nusbaum. The Appollo Quartette has made a change in its membership. Mr. Ar thur Ellis has succeeded Mr. Paul S. Jones as second bass. Mr. Ellis has had considerable musical training and is well suited to fill the place. A meeting for the organization of a civic improvement association will be held in the Commercial club rooms to morrow evening. All interested in this movement are urged to be pres ent. Since the smoke of the battle of the ballots has cleared away and men are able to see things as thev are. I wish to thank the many friends who supported me in my recent canvass for the nomination for recorder. I am very grateful for this hearty sup port and although beaten I have no sore spots. John C. Kin. t'.W v ... erorjaLkqel If EDITED BY CHARLOTTE MY HICK c a stvj Sta. SOCIAL CALENDAR Today. Ticknor club with Mis. John Dou gan, 204 north tenth street. Magazine club with Mrs. Charles Neal, 106 south fifteenth street. Supper served in parish house by Ladies' guild of St. Paul's Episco pal church. Whist party at Country club. Card party by church choir in St. Marv's school hall. Tim Plrpninof Wilis t club with Miss Nellie Mawhood, 302 north fourteenth greej. i Valentine leap vear dance in X of C hall bv party of fifteen young " Tuesday. Organization of Civic Improvement association in Commercial club rooms Aftermath with Mrs. M. F. John ston, 34 north ninth street. Mary F. Thomas Woman's Chris tion Temperance LTnion with presi dent, Mrs. M. J. Little, 216 south fourteenth street. Dance and card party in Elk club rooms. Dance by Knights of Columbus in K. of C. hall. Thursday evening Euchre club clos ing meeting for Lent' With Miss Marie Davis, 43 south fifth street. Flinch party by Mrs. J. O. Barber, 117 south thirteenth street. Thimble party by Mrs. Harry L. Weber, 119 south thirteenth street. Ladies Afternoon Social club with Mrs. Henry Wickemeyer, 237 south seventh street. Thursday. East End Whist club with Mrs. Omar Murray, 1213 north B street. Occult Research club with Mrs. Gertrude Hill, 33 south eighteenth street. - ' ' f f Thursday Thimble club with Mrs. Frank McDonnell, north D street. Woman's Relief Corps meeting in G. A. R. hall. Merry-Go-Round Avith Mrs. Milo Ferrell, 33 south eleventh street. U-go, I-go club with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kamp, 51S south twelfth street. Friday. .Aid society of First Presbyterian church in church parlors. Turkey dinner in church parlors by Ladies' Aid society of Grace Method ist Episcopal church. Regular weekly whist party for ladies in Elk club rooms. Junior public at high school. Tourists with Mr. and Mrs. S. S Strattan, jr., 203 north fifteenth street. ., Thimble party by ladies of the United Presbyterian church at the home of Mrs. Sharon Jones, 104 south thirteenth street. Saturday. History club with Mrs. Anna Doughty, 207 north twelfth street. Nomads with Miss Sarah Coe, 130S east Main street. Saturday Cinch club with Mr. and , Mrs. J. W. Roney, 000 north D street. The club of young people who usu ally meet for a whist party at the Country club each fortnight, will not meet this week, but probably Wed nesday or Friday evening of next week. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wilmington, Mrs. Harry Diekhut and Mr. Harry King, of Indianapolis,1 will be guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Swisher, 214 north eighth street, tomorrow and Wednesday. They will attend the Elk dance tomorrow evening. Mrs. Ira Swisher and Mrs. J. A. Moore serve as hostesses for the Elk whist party this week. A dinner at the Hotel Westeott was planned for the Thursday even ing Euchre club for yesterday, but several members were unable to at tend at that time, and the dinner has been postponed until after Lent. The meeting of the Merry-Go-Rounb club with Mrs. Milo Ferrell, this week, will be Thursday afterr noon instead of the regular meeting day Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. George II. Love en tertained with a whist party at the Hotel Westeott Saturday evening. Miss Grace Seinwerth, of Chicago, Social (ew m m was the guest of honor. The favors, tallies, prizes and taste ful decorations, were in keeping with St. Valentine's day. The party formed six tables for whist, at which prizes were won by Miss Juliet Hol lingsworth, Miss Seinwerth, Mr. Har ry Thornburg- and Mr. Ray Shiveley. After the cards refreshments these also hinting of St. Valentine were served in the ladies' ordinarv. Miss Elsie Shaffer, 50 south six- j teenth street, entertained a small j party at dinner yesterday. Among the quests were Miss Jennie Harris, of Economy; Misses Laura Hoover, Vir- iginia Clements and Mary Lupton. The East End Whist club was en- t6rtained Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Jay, 25 south nineteenth street. A first prize was won by Mrs. Omar Murray, and a consolation prize .was given Mrs. Harry Gilbert. The clnbwill meet on the regular date, Thursday evening of this week. with Mrs. B street. Omar Murrav, 1213 north Mrs. Harry L. Weber, 119 south thirteenth street, began a series of parties, Saturday i afternoon, with a whist, which twenty guests enjoyed. The house was beautifully decorat ed with ferns and pink and white roses. St. Valentine had touched the appointments, for valentines served as tally cards, and valentine effects were noticeable in the prizes and the two-course luncheon daintily served. The highest score of the afternoon was made by Mrs. Turner Hadley, who was awarded a pretty first prize. A second prize was won by Miss Anna Lupton, and to Miss Bertha Hill was civen a clever consolation. Mrs. Weber entertains with a thim- ble party tomorrow afternoon, and another party will be given next weok. The ball to be civen this evening bv Daughters of the American Revo lution in Indianapolis is expected to Tio on of thp mot bri'Tinnt pn"'-! "iriftions of t1" oonon in that f4"1". Tim fontnr'1 -rvritl 1" r Twinnnf OTirt in ot'tpptIv livprl in RJcTvmoTl. oi rP fir pott; in "linwP. IVT'Oc: TpnoI l"nf Smith, fl tnlontpd '-iolinic'. who his; nlavd hpforp Richmond " rMortPPS. also dances in this s"t. th mini"" TT)nmli""! O Tvhih pro to ho rir1iofI in bbiq. fho vnrious sets nch having a color scheme. Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Ellabarger en tertained about twenty guests with a very delightful party, given Saturday evening at their home, 31 south fif teenth street. Flinch was played during the evening, followed by a de licious supper, served prettily at the flinch tables. CONGRESSIONAL DOINGS Various Matters Will Engage the So Ions This Week. " Washington, Feb. 15. The senate will continue to consider the Panama treaty during the week, both in open and in executive session. Senator Mor gan has prepared speeches on different phases of the situation which he will present in open session. When these speeches no longer occupy the atten tion of the senate.. Senator Cullom, chairman of the foreign relations com mittee, will insist that consideration of the treaty in executive session be resumed. It is expected that on Tues day a time will be fixed for taking a vote on the treaty. If Senator Han na dies congress will adjourn for one and possibly two days on account of his death and funeral. Should there be any time to spare from considera tion of the treaty and the various resolutions pertaining to the Panama situation, the agricultural appropria tion bill will be passed. The naval appropriation bill will oc cupy much of the time of the house during the week. As usual there will be time devoted to general debate, when not only the naval programme, but many other matters including for eign affairs are likely to be discussed. Should the committee on rules report favorably Chairman Foss' resolution providing for consideration of the par agraph for a naval training station at some point on the great lakes that paragraph will cause a great deal of discussion as the establishment of such a station has met opposition from Canada as being conflicting with the Rush-Bagot treaty relating to the na val force on the great lakes. There also is a conflict between Michigan and Ohio for such jl station. s-s ytftt m rt ; wi il "a i it WHAT LAGNIAPPE'', MEANS. Boiiuk '.With Purchase nn Old Xew Orleans Custom. ' "Laniappe" is a purely local institu tion, anil the word itself is a localized one, signifying ,a bonus, generally in kind, given to a . customer with each purchase, some trilling article added gratuitously to a purchase in the retail shops of the city or the public markets. For the origin of the custom of giv ing 'iagniappc" and the history of the word one must go back to the early colonial traditions of Louisiana. The old Creole legend runs that when Lou isiana was ceded to Spain the Spanish venders opened their shops in the French quarter side by side with the old French mart-hands. A great rivalry sprang up between them. In the quarter lived an old Spanish gentleman who had a pet monkey. Whenever he went to make his pur chases of groceries or provisions he took his monkey with him. Joco, as the monkey was called, was a great thief. While his master would be making his purchases he would quickly seize upon the nearest articles that suit ed his fancy, nuts, fruits, candy or the like, and eagerly devour them. lie wras so quick and dextrous that he would have the article between his teeth before his master or the vender would be aware. Now, the colonial Spanish had a provincial word, -"el niape," signifying one who is skillful or dextrous. Joco became so well known in the stores for" his great dexterity in grasping whatever came in his reach that the Spanish, like the French, fond of giving nicknames. Called him "El Niape." ''' - Whenever the old Spaniard, who was very liberal in buying, would appear with his monkey, as he would conclude his purchases the marchands would hand him a stick of candy, a handful of nuts or the like, saying, "This is for EI Niape." The little children, seeing the monkey get a bonus of candy, fruit, etc., thought they ought to have some, too, and would hold out their hands after every purchase for "el niape." The custom grew, and as the two races, French and Spanish, amalgamat ed the Creoles softened the old term "el niape" in the half French, half Span ish, "lagniappe," the term used today. The pleasant institution of this petty gratuity was looked upon as such a gracious and kindly custom that it took firm root among the various nationali ties that poured into New Orleans aft er the American occupation. Bold must be the vender who would refuse in New Orleans to give "lagniappe" to the lit tle child who holds out its hand in con fident expectation. In many shops it is used to encourage custom. To such an extent had this gone some years ago that a bill was introduced into the leg islature to abolish "lagniappe." There was such a hue and cry in fa vor of the old custom that the bill was postponed indefinitely. It was declared "lagniappe" was one of our own Loui siana institutions, peculiar to ourselves, a generous old time custom that in its open heartedness had nothing in com mon writh the mercenary spirit of the age. Other things might go, but "lagni appe" must stay. And so it did, a kind ly relic of a day that is gone, a custom that often puzzles the stranger, but which has only to be explained to make him more than ever pleased with the warmtk and the glow that come from the heart of this Franco-Spanish city In the bend of the crescent. New Or leans ricayune. Immortellea, The manufacture of immortelle wreaths in Faris occupies at least 1.500 persons. The immortelles are gathered about the beginning of October and come chiefly from the arid hills in the middle and south of France. They are brought to the markets in their natural condition, and the yellow blossoms are dyed green, red and white and woven into wreaths by special workmen in readiness for All Saints' or All Souls' days, when all good Parisians visit their relatives' graves. On these "fetes des morts" the gates of the cemeteries are beset with crowds of dealers in im mortelle wreaths, wire crosses and bead crowns. At Pere la Chaise alone more than 200,000 persons are calculated to visit the cemetery, and the sale of im mortelle wreaths varies from 20,000 to 25,000. Golden Fenny. Entitled to n Pardon. An amusing story is told of Uncle Dick Oglesby, once governor of Illi nois. He made a tour of inspection of the Joliet prison and came to a cell in which a hideously ugly man was confined. The man was so ill favored that the governor stopped to ask about him. "What's he in for?" he asked. "He forced a young woman to elope with him at the point of a pistol," the keeper replied. "Well," said Oglesby, "I guess I'll pardon him." "Pardon him I" protested the warden. "Why, governor, the proof against him is absolute." "I know," said the governor, "but he couldn't get her to marry him in any other way." Telegraphing In China. Chinese cannot be telegraphed, and to meet this difficulty a cipher system has been invented by which messages in that language can be transmitted over the wires. The sender of the mes sage has no need to trouble himself about the meaning and, in fact, may be telegraphing all day without the slightest idea of the information he is sending, for he transmits only numer als. It is very different, however, with the receiver of the message at the oth er end. as he must have a code diction ary and after each message is received must translate it, writing each literary character in the place of the numeral that stands for it. Another Of those Beautiful Worth 50c For Sec them in the window. Better still see them in the store. Large variety of patterns and color ings & & J iseiPier SIGSBY AS A SPEECH MAKER. After the First Plunge, Under Orders He Managed Pairly Well. It is the first plunge that counts, as every sailor knows who ever learned to swim or make a speech. Admiral Sig-sbee has a horror of speechmak- iny. A reporter once asked him -why he did not like to make speeches. He replied: ' 4 Because I never know what I am going:' to 'say until I get on my feet, and then when I get on my feet I know less than I did before." Shortly after the Spanish-American war President Harper, of the Chicago 'University, was in charge of the arrangements for a great banquet to be given to President IvTcIvinley at the Chicago Auditorium. He invited Admiral Sigsbee to visit Chicago. The admiral, suspecting a speech was in store, declined. President Harper expressed his regrets, and President McKinley said he would have order ed him to Chieago. Sigsbee was about to take com mand of the Texas, when he received a remarkable telegram from the sec retary of the navy. "You will take the next train to Chicago to attend a banquet in the Chicago Auditorium to the President of the United States and yon will be prepared to respond to a toast to the navy. ' y This was an order which it was om possible to decline. The admiral reached the Auditorium just as the opening exercises began. He had never made a speech in his life. There were probably seven or eight hundred people at the table and thousands in the boxes. When the moment came the admiral, by a happy inspiration, read his telegram. This proved to be a good starter and he ' got through fairly well. 'Upon another occasion he was cor nered and forced to say a few words to an audience composed of seven hundred club women. On getting up he declared that a sailor on shore could, do only three tilings thoroughly well. First, br -ouId ride a horse. Secoiid, lie covbl manage a farm. Third, ho "--M hold a baby. Col lier's Weekly. Some Richmond People Who Took Indianapolis Journal Prizes. From week to week the Indianapo lis Journal has been offering dollar prizes for the best solution of both puzzles in the Sunday paper. Cor rect guesses for the puzzle in the edition of the 24th inst. were won by Sarah E. Coe, Ruth E. Peltz, O. W. Randall, Hilda C. Kidder, Thomas Campbell and S.E. Henchman, of this city. Each person received honor able mention. INTERESTING TALK. Mrs. Colburn gave a most interest- inq: talk yesterday morning at the First Presbyterian Sunday-school on the "Life of Christ." Her talk was illustrated with stereopticon views of Palestine as it was during Christ's time. , m' '' :i Iim.,-.,:,:llly. ShSpmmee 4. and New Printed & Mmm T1MDKT I want to trade a 55 acre farm, 3 miles from Richmond, fo: Richmond property. Possession Mch. I, '01 Also for sale a 40-acre farm, cheap. Three acres of ground, a new frame house, good out buildings. Price J5)C0. aw 0) ATE NTS fllS will advise you whether your ideas can be patented. Small improve ments and simple inventions have made much money for the inven tors. We develope your ideas or assist you in improving your invention. We take out patents in United States, Can ada and foreign countries. Our terms are reasonable. Marlatt Stc Dopier, 42-43 Colonial Bldg. Richmond TRY THE PALLADIUM JOB PRINTING. FOR People's Exchange STORAGE Ground floor, sixteent and Main. Vern Smith. TOR SALE OR TRADE A good new 8-inch well boring machine and complete outfit for making water wells. Have made two wells a day with a machine like it. Must quit work on account of age. S. B. Huddleston, Dublin. 14-t FOR SALE Old papers for sale ai the Palladium office, 15 cents a hundred and some thrown in. WANTED "Work in private family, no washing-. Call at 1720 north 1' street. - JOB WORK PROMPTLY DONE AT THE PALLADIUM. Suicide Prevented. The startling announcement that a preventitive of suicide has been dis covered will interest many. A run down system, or despondency invari- i ably precede suicide and something las been found that will prevent that condition which makes suicide likely. At the first thought of self destruc tion take Electric Bitters. It being a great tonic and nervine will strengthen the nerves and build up the system. It's also a great Stom ach, Liver and Kidney regulator. Only 50 cents. 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