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o WRKKLY KSTABIjISHKD 1831. DAILY ESTABLISHED 1878. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 1904. ONE GENT A COPY. U.1 i!i I If. BOUSIRS METING last n GHT OF THE SOUTH SIDE IMPROVE MENT ASSOCIATION. NEW SOUTH END BRIDGE Discussed and the Matter of New Factories Taken Up and Considered. The south end bridge matter was brought up at the meeting of the South Side Impi'ovenient association last night. This matter is not proceeding in as lively and stirring a manner, nor with as keen enthusiasm as it did at first, so the members last night decid ed to get to work and aro;ise more interest among the residents of the south end and the eouneilmen. City Engineer Weber has sent away for several plans of a bridge such as the new one would probably be and has prepared some himself. C. X. Wilson, general manager of the Columbus, Greensburg & Rich mon Traction company, who was here some time ago, looked over the plans and ideas of the bridge and was pleased with them and approved them highly. The C f J. & 11. will not prepare any plans or specifications for their bridge until they have some idea of the cost, material to be used and kind of bridge to be erected, on account of the costliness of such plans. One thing besides the cost that is important is the kind of bridge. The residents ' of the south side, to a man. are in favor of a good cement bridge and, furthermore, will have no bridge but a cement one, if such a kind can, by any possibility, be gotten. On account or tne un willingness of the C, G. & R. to pre pare plans before they, know some thing about the bridge, the council, in a body, and the South Side Im provement association, in a body, will go before the county commissioners in a week or so to ask the comimssion ers to make their appropriation for the bridge. The whole affair, in fact, lies now in the hands of the county commissioners, and they will be the one sto determine all about the bridge. Their appropriation, which it is hoped will be a large one, will have a great deal to do with the cost of the bridge, etc. Speculation is rife as to to the amount of the appropriation on account of the results of it. Nearly all the citizens of Richmond are in favor of a fine cement bridge, one that will withstand the attacks of the weather and one that will, as well, be an ornament to Richmond in general and the south side in particular. The citizens realize the need of such a bridge and foresee the bene fits to be derived from it. Thus all hope and expect that the county com missioners will see fit to make a suf ficient large appropriation as to get Richmond a fine and much needed bridge. The surveyors of the proposed route of the C, G. & R. Traction company are surveying the' route now and will be here about the 2Gth or 27th of this month, as the route will be complete ly surveyed by that time. The proposed audience of council, the South Side Improvement associa tion and the county commissioners will take place at that time, in order that all sides of the matter may be presented. the lead of Otho H. Williams, is do- J ing good Avork. The washing machine factory that was to come here from Honey Creek, Ind., has not materialized. They ask a large building, with nominal rent and the privilege of buying at cost price at the expiration of five years. But this factory only employs fifteen men, and so the South Side Improve ment association will endeavor to get them here without putting up a fac tor building. Furthermore, there is some hesitation on the part of mem bers of the South Side Improvement association about bringing such a small factory here, as not enough men could get emplojment to pay for the trouble taken in bringing the factory here. The South bide Improvement association do not want to get any factory just because it is a factory, alid do not want to bring all the lit tle ones here. What they want is to get good, solid companies, the larger the better, such as will gain Rich- j mond the name of a manufacturing town and the little ones are not Avant- ed, as they do not furnish anything to the city. HfflAFAlLY TAKE LEAVE MMCIPAL 1PB0YEMENT MEETING AT THE COMMERCIAL CLUB ROOMS LAST NIGHT TO ORGANIZE A LEAGUE Committee Appointed to Suggest Plans For Permanent Organization. RICHMOND s r riihi HOUSE THE OLD PHILLIPS TO BE RE MODELED IN MODERN FASHION. AND MADE UP TO DATE THE FIRE. The fire department Avas called this morning about 6:30 to north G street, between fourteenth and fifteenth streets, wbere a house owned by Mr. Dickinson Avas ablaze. The fire was small and Avas quickly gotten under control. The damage Avas slight, only a small hole being burned in the roof. COL FRY SHOT BY BURGLAR. (By Associated Press.) Guyandotte, W. Va., Feb. 17. A. F. Fry, aged SO years, proprietor of the National hotel, Avas fatally shot by a burglar last night. In Every Particular Fire Proof Cur tain and Other Protection Added. A meeting for the organization of ;.i municipal improvement league in Richmond Avas held at the. rooms of the Commercial club last evening raid largely attended. In order to enable those present to get together defi.n',3 ly, Mr. Frank Reeves, secretary of the Commercial club, moved that a temporary chairman be 3P2xiiiro:T. Mr. Wissler, of the park board at once moved that Mrs. F. M. Johnston be made chairman, Mr. T. A. Mott, OF THEIR DISTINGUISHED superintendent of the rmblic schools. A M. y seconding. Mr. Mott immediately moved thereafter that Mr. lieironi- mus, principal of the Garfield school building, be made secretary for the evening, which was at once seconded. Things Avere thus put into immediate MRS. HANNAPREFERRED jshape. Mrs. Johnston asked for a I general expression of opinion with j reference to this movement and called on Mr. Wissler for remarks to this ef fect. Mr. Wissler responded at some. THEIR DISTINGUISHED DEAD IN THE SENATE CHAMBER. Not to See Him Dead Services Over the Remains Floral Tributes, Etc. length, the matter contained in his speech being a resume of a preAious The old Phillips opera, house is to be remodeled and redecorated. Man ager Murray is completing pjans for a general change in the appearance of the4 playhouse that in times past Avas thej scene of many a notable gather ing. hen the contemplated changes are made the old theater Avill appear as pretty as a girl at sixteen, and, like many at that age, Avill change its name. The neAV Phillips theater will have the same foundation and be -surrounded by the same Avails ,all of Avhich are solid, never having been injured by fire or accident,- and the old theater ends right there. The seating arrangement Avill be changed and a new fire curtain Avill be added, a standpipe erected as a precaution against fire and another exit -will be made. The box office Aill be removed from its present location, cloak rooms A-ill be fitted up, and the iwnoie interior redecorated Avitn tne best touches of the painter's brush. The use of gns, other tha n .as a reserve for contingencies. Avill be dis- FEED HOUSE BURNED (By Associated Press.) Peoria, 111., Feb. 17. The feed house of the Great Western distill ery was burned today. Loss .$ 75,000. PERISHED IN FLAMES. (By Associated Press.) Youngstown, O., Feb. 17. Mrs. Lottie Garwood perished in the flames at her house ast night triyng jto rescue her child. The house took fire from natural gas. UNION FROM SEAT OF MB A STORM CAME IN GOOD PLAY FOR THE RUSSIANS editorial in the San-Telegram. Mrs. j eon;nue(1 an(1 the llouse be wit,ej Johnston then called on Dr. Bowers. ) for electric lighting throughoutWhen of the city council, who Avas present, ; tiic work Js completed Richmond Avill The residents of the south side, to a man, are in favor of this bridge, and great interest is shown concern ing it, as'its erection will materially effect the suth side, bringing it and southwest Richmond together. The stock of , the reincorporated South Side Improvement association is selling rapidly. Tli capital stock has been increased from ? 0,000 to $100,000. Many of th best and most conservative business men of the city are buying the stock. The South Side Improvement association, under (Bv Associated Press.) Washington, ireb. 1. ine room i Avhere the body of the late Senator Hanna laA- is banked with floral tributes. During the morning a num ber of friends called to A'iew the re mains. Upon the lapel of his coat Avas the insignia of the Loyal Legion, and the casket was draped with the American flag, which is a funeral tribute of that organization sent by the Ohio Commandery, of Avhich Sen ator Ilanna Avas a member. Shortly after 10 o'clock the family took leave and the -casket Avas closed. Mrs. Ilanna said she preferred not to see hira dead. At 11:15 o'clock the capitol police and mounted police es corted the remains to the senate chamber, Avhere, in the presence of the President and cabinet, members of the supreme court, diplomatic body, both houses of congress and the galleries filled, simple religious cere monies Avere observed. Chaplain Condon, of the house, of fered prayer. In the senate Chaplain E. Fj. Hale made an address. After Chaplain Hale's prayer and folloAving his address, the Gridiron quartet, from the press gallery, sang "Nearer My God to Thee." The serv ices closed Avith benediction. Both houses adjourned as a mark of re- ! speet. RESPECT TO HAfflA Mine Operators Will Cease Labor Friday Noon. (By Associated Press.) Indianapolis, Feb. 17.An order has been issued from the headquarters of the United Mine Workers requesting all members, as a mark of respect of the late Senator Ilanna and in ap preciation of his many services to the organization, to cease work at noon on Friday, the day of the funeral. Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 17. The sen ate adjourned today out of respect to the memory of Senator Ilanna. The Ladies Aid society of the First English Lutheran church will meet tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the church. Dr. Stephenson, of the park board, and seAeral . others, who expressed opinions Avhich Avere a repetition of Avhat has appeared in the city papers with regard to this subject and also Mr. Albert Kelsey's recent lecture here, so that a detailed account would be of no particular moment at this time. Others who spoke in a general Avay were Mr. Gurney Hill, Mr. O'Neal, councilman from the fifth ward, ReA II. II. Hadley and Prof. Sackett, all of whose remarks were extremely pertinent and of much in terest, Mr. O'Neal making the inter esting announcement that all of Richmond west of west fifth street would shortly be added to the city under favorable conditions. Mr. Frank ReeA-es brought out plans made by City Engineer Weber for the con struction of a pavilion at the Glen and spoke at some length concern ing the latter, seA-eral other people present expressing themselA-es with regard to the erection of this build ing. Mr. Wissler then moved that a committee be appointed to suggest plans for permanent organization and nomination of officers, Mr. Mott sec onding this motion. Mr. Wissler further suggested that the temporary chairman appoint this committee. Mrs. Johnston then appointed Mr. Wissler chairman ; Dr. Bowers t o represent the city council; Mr. Reecs for the Commercial club; Prof. Sackett for Earlham; Mrs. W. F. Iliatt to represent the Aftermath club; Mrs. Walter Hutton to repre sent the Tourists, and Mrs. Doan to represent the Atheanea, a litearv so ciety of the South Eight Street Friends' church. Mr. Wissler then moA-ed that Mrs. Johnston's name be added to this committee, Mr. Mott seconding ibis motion. This -committee of eight Avill meet and make plans and nominate officers as above stated, calling a meet ing of those interested to hear a re port. The meeting then adjourned. dollaTIIat be able to point with pride to one of the handsomest, most comfortable and safe theaters in the state. The new house Avill be popular from the fact that it is on Main street and all interurban and other cars pass the door, thus making it very conA'en ient to attend the theater and have all the comforts A'ouchsafed by any Avell regulated theater. These contemplated changes will be made early in the summer and the Phillips theater will be ready for a grand opening in September. LAlllAJW . In Price Along the Right of Way of the C, G. & R. Columbus, Ind., Feb. 17. An ex ample of the way in which interurban roads are bringing the price of real estate up Avas shoAvn in this county last Saturday, Avhen forty-six acres of land belonging to the estate of the late Ferdinand Deitrich sold for $1,- 354. Six years ago the same land sold for $060, and, Avith no improve ments on it, the price has more than doubled. The land is on the right-of- way of the Columbus, Greensburg & Richmond Traction company, and all real estate in the county which is near the line has taken a decided jump. AT PORT ARTHUR Fifteen Thousand Troops Embarking on Transports Russian War ship Torpedoed. NATIONAL ALLOWED CLAIM ON THE CITIZENS BANK OF MILTON FOR LITTLE OVER TWO THOUSAND OTHER COURTJNEWS Suit of Eeeson vs. North on Notes Demand $700.00 Marriage Licenses. Robbins & Starr and John L. Rupe have filed the suit of OliAer II. Bee son, as assignee of Elijah E. Kessler, vs. John North. On note. Demand .$700.00. ' MB-. BOmiASTER And Wife Entertain at Their Coun try Home. Mr. and Mrs. Milton BoAvermaster delightfully entertained a number of friends Monday eA-ening at their beautiful country home, east of Ger man toAvn. Cards and other games furnished the evening's entertain ment. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. John Beard, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bert sch-, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reiser, Mr. and Mrs. John Kepler, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sourbeer, Misses Lizzie Boughner. Edith Bertseh, Blanche Soiirbeer, Messrs.. Paul Kepler, Har vey Bertseh and Curtis Reiser. After The Champion Roller Mills reports j refreshments, which consisted of j cider and apples, the guests departed at a late hour, rssured that Mr. and Mrs. Bowermaster Ave re royar enter-entertainers. First Time in Several Years That Wheat Ercught Such a Price. Hay's Note. St. Petersburg, Feb. 17. It is noAV said Russia Avill adhere in principle to Secretary Hay's note. -regarding the preserving of the Chinese control. Embarking on Transports. Shanghai, Feb. 17. A cablegram from Nagaski, dated the 15th, says fifteen thousand troops Avere embark ing on transports. Baron De Rosan, late Russian minister to Japan, has arriA-ed at Shanghai. Saved by Storm. Tokio, Feb. 17. A heaA'y storm of wind and siioav spared the Russians at Port Arthur from a desperate tor pedo attack on the morning of the 14th. The storm separated the fleet in the night, and only t aao A-essels reached the scene of action. These made an attack and the commander of one of them thinks he succeeded in torpedoing one of the Russian war ships. A IVllHEME Invented by the C, C. & L. Railroad Company in This City. Shipping pianos in winter-has al- Avays been a problem difficult of solu tion. A musical instrument like a piano is always shipped at the risk of being ruined in winter. When load ing, if the weather is severe, the pia no will surely be injured. But, if the Aveather is mild, the piano can be loaded Avith not fear of injury it will have been out in the weather'long enough to become acclimated. The C, C. & L. railroad people have struck upon a plan that will re lieve this trouble. . They have dis-coA-ered that refrigerator cars are just the thing for hauling pianos during all kinds of weather, and, all through the zero Aveather we have been having, pianos Avere loaded and shipped in refrigerator cars to all points reached by the C, C & L. W. C. Converse, attorney, filed the suit of Joseph P. Skinner vs. Mary Skinner, for diAorce. The following marriage licenses were issued : William G. Thompson and Millie J. LeAvis, Centerville. David Hayes and Jesse Rummels, city. Emmett Tice and Ada Barton. Final settlement Avas made by El mer Pyle in estate John M. Pyle, de ceased. The Union National Bank was al lowed its claim of over $2000 on the J defunct Kessler bank at Milton. ! - . Frank Moore, Avho was indicted by the grand jury, plead guilty in court and was released on a floater. Wm. Townsend plead guilty to as sault and battery and was fined $5 and given a sentence of thirty days in jail. RICHAlllTH ' Some Talk About His Nomination For Sheriff. Next day after the nomination we published the ticket that was nomi nated, and the name of the sheriff was omitted. Some people thought this Avas an error, but they were mis takenj as the name was omitted on purpose. We were deliberate in the matter, and, after consulting B. B. Myrick, jr., E. M. Haas, John Mark ley and a few other good Republi cans, we were advised to leave it out until after the official count, as it AA-as thought a man AATith no opposition ought to be elected unanimously. But "Dick" insists on the name be ing put on the ticket, and, as he is sheriff, we concluded to accede to his wishes, and today his name appears in its nroner place. DAVID JENKS Aged Citizen Dies at His Home Here. that they are paying $1 a bushel for wheat. Tip's is the first time in years that wheat has brought a dollar in this market. i The members of the S A history class Avill Avrito essays on local topics this term. The topics assigned Avill require some study of actual condi tions and thus prepare the Avay for better citizenship. Some of the top ics assigned are as follows: The City Charter, Council, Fire Department, Revenues and Expenses, Streets, Po lice Forces, Schools, etc. David J. Jenks, of No. 1302 Main street, this city, died last night at his residence of cancer. He was born in Berkshire, county, Massachusetts in 1S31, and came to the state of Ohio with his parents when a boy. He has been a resident of this city for nearly half a century. He Avas a carpenter by trade and helped to build Earlham College. He Avas always esteemed for his kindly good nature and his honesty in his dealings. For many years last past he Avas a real estate broker in this city. Besides his Avid oav he leaA-es three children, his son, Elmer, pressman at Coe's printing es tablishment, Mrs. Marion . Wallace and Mrs. C. W. Merrill, both of this city. Funeral Friday at 2 p. m. from the home. Interment at Earlham. Wliitesell as. Stricklcr, from the Hancock circuit court, Avas tried in appellate court. Leave Avas denied the appellant to file reply brief.