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WFF.KLY ESTABLISHED 1831. DAILY K.STABLISHEu 1S73. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. 7 1 :'1 ) 1 r 3 MOB'S ACTION FEARED TONIGHT T"Z "TT.TTIA WILL MAIN IN SPRING PIELD. OTHER COLORED DIVES Are in Danger of Being Set on Tire Tonight Excitement Runs High. (By Associated Press.) Springfield, O., March 9.Mobs of incendiarism last night, which caused Governor Derrick to call out a regi ment of troops, was checked after burning about a dozen dwellings and saloons of the Iowei reputable portion ol u ih'v ill a uis whieh of the city, negroes. Avere occupied bv The citv prospect is i omct todav. and the ....... . the troops will soon be or- dered home. Negroes, so lar, nae made no effort to revenue the lynch ing of Dixon nor the burning of their property. It may be necessary to hold the troops over night by way of pre caution against retaliation by the ne groes. Tlie mob last night was, apparently, fnmposd of the same elements tint did the lynching the night before, and the turiose seemed to be to drive out i the dangerous class of semi-criminal resorts. i v J .d ? Springfield, O., March 9. Follow ing the lyncliintr of the negro Dixon on Monday night, the mob last night took possession of the "levee" dis-; tricf, largely populated by negroes and a square of old buildings in that quarter Avas burned. The buildings thus destroyed Ave re for the most part negro saloons, dwellings and small rooming houses. Preceding the firing of the build ing the mob, at a distance of a hund red feet, shot at the front of the building for a half hour, but it is not known Avhether any of the occupants had remained in the buildintr, and if thcA- did, Avhether any fatalities re sulted from the shoo tin sr. Five com panies of militia had been ordered out by Governor Derrick upon request of Mayor Bowl us. to supplement the two companies at Springfield, and the ar rival of the guards about 1 o'clock convinced the lawless element that composed the mob that the authori ties Ave re in earnest, and the mob speedily thinned out and finally dis appeared. Intense excitement prevails, Avhich not even the presence of several com panies of national truant can allay. This excitement is shared by all the business men and property owners of the city, who fear that some negroes Avill attempt to avenge the burning of the levee district by firing the dOAvn toAvn business houses or their homes in the residence district. Not a fourth of the business district of the city is under patrol by either militia or police, and it looks as if a close guard Avould have to be kept for sca--eral days to, prevent further incendiarism. the effect that Capt. dowdy, consul Springfield, O., March 9. There is v0neral at Paris, would come to In a college here. Wittenberg, of the : ,i :, i n a vit fliU snrimr -obnblv Lutheran denomination. President Hcckcrt. of Wittenberg, made a stir - ring address to the students in the chapel this morning. He unsparingly denounced the action of the mob last night. "Springfield lias gone back 10.000 years, back to the days of barbarism in a single night. This is a city far famed for its culture and its learning, but today it is n ,VAvord among the other cities of tlie land. "It Avill fake fifty years for Springfield to live down the memory of this one night. Tlie city will go on the pages of history as' a neigh - boring city, which lias been mention- ! (By Associated Pres-.), cd in recent works of fiction as the! Washington. March 9. W. Bonrke place Avhere a diabolical deed of this ! Cochran, the newly elected member of sort Avas done." jtie lon successor to Mayor Mc- President Ilec-kert urged upon alf j Clellan, of New York, w-as sworn in liisstudents to denounce the action of (amid applause from the fralleries. the mob whenever opportunity pre senter! itself. It has Leen decided to hold the troops hero until the end of the week. The provocation to negroes, given by the action of the mob last night, is feared might incite retaliation with most disastrous results. The local authorities are worn out with incessant duty, and have given over the management to the military, and everything is quiet. Efforts are being made to have the mayor declare the other negro saloons nuisance?. The authorities were informed that the mot) proposes to burn the remain ing negro saloons tonight. APPOINTMENTS. (By Associated Press.) Washington, March 9. The Presi dent sent to the senate the nomina tion of Henry B. Richardson, of Louisiana, to be a member of the Mis sissippi river commission. MARKETS. Chicago, March 9. Wheat, 92 3 -2c; May corn, -H l-4c; May oats, 40 3-Sc. STOPllllG RAISE THE BRIDGE COUNCIL'S ACTION CRITICISED BY SEVERAL OF OUR CITIZENS. BRIDGE SHOULD BE RAISED And it Should he Done Very Soon For the Good of All Concerned. Council's action in refusing to or der the C, C. & L. Railway company to raise the Main street bridge is b.v i inr criticised. The reason for such action is given that the Richmond Street & Intorurban company would not change its franchise so that J tickets could be sold on cars and oth er affairs were mentioned that hail not gone just right. The facts in the case are that the Richmond Street & Interurban com pany ar the least interested in tho road of any of the parties named. Their cars run under the bridge all right, and it is only the limited cars and those of other lines that are kept from coming in. The beautiful palace cars of the Holland company can not pas I. rough Richmond oing to the i of the bridge. It i a barrier owne: to Richmond's progress '.and is a very i little matter to quibble over by such j i !i 5 ii w t i t ii t ion s ns flip -pit V of I Richmond, the C. C. & L. Railway i .1., i: i e c ! company ana me ninniu im ?iicci a Tnterurban company. Oct together on the proposition and raise the brid rier to cur progress re that is a bar Will Likely Come Home This Spring. Rushville. Ind., March 9. Word I received here from Washington is to i the ' last cf May or the first of June. i Card. Gowdv has not been in Rush couutv for seven years, although dur- ing that time, he has. through his agent, purchased several farms. He is said to have saved a large amount of money during his seven years in Paris. The advice received here did not indicate Avhether or not Mrs. GoAvdy would accompany the captain, but it is thought that she Avill. Their many friends in this county are great ly pleased to hear of their intended Aisit. j ! BOURKE COCHRAN SWORN IN. CAPTAIN GOWDY FOUR NOTABLE SINGERS WILL APPEAR IN THIS CITY ON THURSDAY NIGHT. IN THE ORATORIO At First M. E. Church Mr. "Miller is a Fine Tenor Sale of Seats Large. Much interest has been manifested in the approaching appearance of four notable singers in Richmond Thursday night to assist the Earlham Chorus in Haydn's Imperial Mass and to sing the entire Persian Car- jdeu. As last year the management of jthe Earlham society has not regard ! ed expense in getting together artists jof ability and distinction. Only one of them has sung in Kichmond before J but the others have received the high est praise by competent critics. )i Miss Elizabeth Blamere, who after a most successful California tour came to Kichmond last year to sing in "'The Creation," little need be said to those Avho have heard her. The quality of her voice, her personality, her splendid musicianship combined to give her a conspicuous position among the Avestern singers immedi ately upon her going from Xew York to Chicago a few years ago. Mr. Jahn is so Avell known as the first baritone of Cincinnati, that to men tion him there is to bring forth strong Avords of praise and his press notices have been flattering in the ex treme. He has done much oratorio singing, Mr. Miller, although comparatively new to the Avest, is the fortunate pos- , I sessor ot. tfiat greatest oi rarities, a "real tenor Aoice, not made by the method sof man, but a gift of nature although nature's endowments ha-e jbeen perfectly reinforced by the 'methods of man.' " The beautiful tenor solo in the Sanctus from Gou nod's Messe Solennelle will give Mr. Miller his best opportunity on Thursday evening. Concerning Miss Callahan, the Musical Courier said that a recital given by her "Avas in point of artistic endeavor and results, far nboA-e the average of similar events", and of her Aoice, that it is one "whicli lies betAveen a mezzo and alto and covers much of both and has acquired an uncommonly even regis ter. But the best recommendation is that it has temperament and that intelligence speaks through its tones." The Avork by the extraordinarily ! talented young- pianist. Mr. Clarence Adler, on the accompaniments of the j j Persian Garden is expected to be ! eminently satisfactory. There Avas a large advance sale of seats at the opening of the plat yes terday morning and every indication of a full house. EISORDllT BOY Makes a Queer Contract With His Family. Urbana , Ohio, March 9. An unii the recor- sual record was fined in 'ors ce f Champaign county, O., ! yesterday. It is said that David a,!?t-v nau 0een disorderly for some ami that he entered into a eon- j jtra"t wit tne other members of the j family that he was to make his home! I elsewhere than with the Hanlevs for I all time to come, excepting in case of i sickness ol- death in the familw The contract further provided for the; sum Avhich Hanley was to reeeiA-e j ) f rom his mother's estate. The docu- i ment was properly signed. ; Hanley, it is alleged, sold his right to his interest in the estate to Geo.' ;llahn. of Woodstock. Hanley lias, 'been confined in the county jail feu some time on an indictment for bur glary. Mr. Hahn became somewhat dubious of his interests in the estate , and he has just had the document re- ! corded, , , J. S. LACKEY'S HORSE SALE!: THE OPENING DAY WITNESSED FINE WEATHER AND A LARGE CROWD. COL. BAIN AUCTIONEER Upper Ten Was Sold First Brought $500 Prices Fair. and There was a fairly good turnout of Uy board of charities and 'the town horse fanciers at the opening of John j sn'p trustees met this afternoon to S. Lackey's horse sale in Cambridge j discuss charitv matters in general. Citv vesterdav. Following are the sales, in Avhich our readers are most j interested: j Isaac Bates, Cincinnati, b g Fpper j Ten. by Crombie, dam Ann Davis by j Star Davis. R. F. Bnaz, Ridge Farm, j Ills., .-)f0. R. F. Boaz, Ridge Farm, 111., s gj Gold Coin, by Forest Wilkes, dam by j Dr. llerr. j. F. Miller, Richmond, ! 275. John S. Lackey. Cambridge City, b g Henry M by Otalgic, dam by Col. Home. l. F. Miller, Richomnd," .120. Cheesman & company, Ilagerstown. b g Lyle S., by Commodore Kittson, dam by Amber. H. C. Knode, Indian apolis, $270. John S. Lackey. Cambridge City, b m Lucy, by Bourbon Patehen. dam by Norseman. Don Thomas, Cleve land, $310. Wm. Barton. Cenierville, c m Top soy, by Xutbert. dam Blanche M., by Ilambletonian Tranby. W. S. Sny der. Springfield, O., -id 10. Cheeseman & company, Hagers toAi., b m Cunningham Girl, by Baker Boy, dam by Bobby Burns. T. C. Rea. Wheeling, West Ya.. .l."j. L. D. Commons, Centerville, b m Queen Omaleer. by OuA'aleer. dam Whim by Omvard. Don Thomas, Cleveland, Ohio, .$18."). J. Tt. Briggs, Cayuga, b s Little page, by Expedition, dam Cloudlet, by Onward. John S. Lackey, city, $190. John S. Lackey, Midnight and The RaAen. Peter Brick, Cincinnati, $400. S. B. Harner. Xenia, b m Bird, by Supervisor, dam Fannv bv Sutton's i Monarch. Cheeseman & company. ! IlagerstoAvn, $2."). The above is the' result up to o'clock last evening. FEW" FIRES Occurred in This City the Past Win ter. The number of fires this winter lias been much smaller than for several ears asi. xne me c.nqa-i i only Jiao tiirce or lour little mes m :t.st;Ut. 0f Merriam Brumflehl. the past month while in former years j the winter and early spring has been i Iartial settlement was made by the lhe time when the greatest nnml-r j iei,.s of pi,oei)0 Weber. occur. One of the firemen, sjieaking j today, said: "It is the dullest" sea- j The time of court is taken up today son that I have known since I have.with a suit entitled Wolfer vs. Jones. ben on the force. Nearly ab.vavs about j About a year ago Jones was driving this time of the year and a little ear-! a horse belonging to Wolfer. The lier Ave have had bad fires and I ex- pected some this year, but was agree- ably surprised. The Wayne Works nre and other bad fires took place about this time b ut with the exeep- tion of a feAv small blazes scarce worthy of mention, the tire depart- j ment has been resting from very hard work. 1 attribute the small number of fires to the fact that so- many of tlie residents use gas instead of -o:l ! this winter, and gas does away with all the trouble of defective 1 ; eoal baseburners, etc. Coal ues from! and the! tires originating from its use cause r great deal of trouble generally, but this year, for the first time in a long while, the number of fires has for- tunately been very small." POLITICAL. Republican State Chairman Jarr.es P. Goodrich, of Winchester, will be at headquarters today and will probably issue the call for the state eonven- tion. The call will name the meet- merly of Richmond, -was here yester ing places for the several district r- day.' rnm7'it!,i!K wne i Avin ergani.e aim select their members of the various committees. The seventh district delegates will meet m the criminal ourt room at the court house. The i other district meetings will be in the state house as follows: First, room -"; second, room 11; third, ifth. room room J2; j 91 ; sixth, 'fourth room . : ! room 79; eighth, room 102; ninth, j room tenth, room ;t, eieenm, room 3; twelfth, room, 81; thirteenth, room 1 22. 1 nd i a n pol is Jon ma 1. CAPS AND GOWNS. A novel feature of the chorus at the First Methodist Episcopal church tomorrow night Avill be the chorus at tired in caps and gowns. A SLIGHT CHANGE. Owing to the inability of Miss Pap Avorth to be at the concert on Thurs day evening, Mrs. Clayton B. Hunt Avill officiate at the organ. CHARITY BOARD MEETS. The countv commissioners. the eoun- HEIR TO $15,000 ISSfflG EDWJN SHELLEY, LATE OF EL DORADO, OHIO, SOUGHT AFTER BY HIS GRANDMOTHER He is an Heir-at-Law to the Amount Given Above His WTiereahouts Are Not Known. (Special to Palladium.) Eaton, O., March 9. Mrs. Josie Beck, as executrix of the estate of the late Dr. Beck, of Eldorado, this coun ty, is searching for a grandson, Ed Avin Shellev, whom she has not seen t..i in mil n i iii .-. j rir"i uui. n.nr irn u sent to all parts of the country, but no trace of him has been found, lie is an heir at knv in an estate valued at $15,000, left by the decedent. There are several Shelley families i In I ? i 1 uiiAii ii lint wliftlinr' iluivr --y ! related or not the Palladium is are or not tne l auamum is un- 4 j able to learn." COURT HOUSE A Few Items of Interest From the Temple of Justice. A marriage license was issued to day to Peter P. Roots and Minnie 11. Watt of Centerville. Final settlement Avas made in the horse became frightened and ran! JaAvay, running into a telegraph pole, ! j breaking the horse's neek. Suit was j j brought to recover damages. The af-j j fajr happened near Greensfork. I THE FLORIST Of the Pennsylvania Lines in the City D. W. Hutchinson, general Florist of the Pennsylvania lines, is in tho city today. Mr. Hutchinson has j charge of the entire floral department of the Pennsylvania Lines and looks ; after the flowers, palms, ferns, etc.. in the Panhandle dining cars and in the various dei ots and depot 'awns He is at present on a tour of ij the read. pection over the lines o W. X. Tallant, of Cincinnati, for- M HEWS TO BATE JAPS HAVE A NAVAL ENGAGE MENT WITH RUSSIAN SQUADRON IN VICINITY OF PASSUT BAY Report Expected Soon From Japanese Other Notes of the War. tho (By Associated Press.) Port Arthur, March 8. The Revit zan has been floated, and the neces sary repairs Avill soon be made. She anchored in the inner roadstead. Tokio, March 9. It is b.iieved here there has been a naval engagement with a Russian squadron with four cruisers in the vicinity of Passut Bay. Xcavs is anxiously awaited. The Jap anese fleet is expected to touch at tiensan, whence a report is expected. Port Arthur, March ). It is ru- mored here today that the Japanese squadron has re-appeared at Vladi vostok. Tokio, .March 9. The Jananese bombarded the foiis at Talien Wan (Port Dalny) u the night of March 8, and then attacked Port Arthur. t St. Petersburg, March 9. The As sociated Press is informed on the highest authority that at 5 o'clock this afternoon no word of a naval battle has been received. It is evi dent, however, that such news Avill not be a surprise to the authorities. They decline to locate the Rusian squadron, but it is now believed it is outside Via di vast ok. Washington, March 9. The goA- iernment has advices from Chee Foo Japanese land forces have lliat tin appeared at Fung AVaug Chang and at Tashan. Naval officers here believe this puis the forces in the Russian flank and perhaps in the rear and on line of communication. THE PAVILION Dissatisfaction Expressed by a Num ber of Citizens. There was considerable disappoint ment expressed by citizens over the i action of council in regard to the pa vilion in the Glen. The mayor ex pressed himself at council meeting as being in favor of the pavilion, but 'did not Avnnt to spend the money to have it built. Of course every one j realizes that it costs money to build j a pavilion or anything else, and, when jthe structure is to be city property, jthe money should come from the j treasury. The men avIio own their homes would, of course, be taxed to jpay for if, but they would likewise . rea j the benefits in the way of meet- i mgs o every kind, without cost. GEO. SCHEPMAN j Sends Message to His Friends in I Richmond. Geo. W. Schepman, who met with a serious accident in IndLananolis j some time ago, is improving nicely ! and sends the folloAving message to I his friends through the Palladium: ! Indianapolis, Ind., March 1904. i City Hospital ; j 1 take this method of letting my ! friends know that I am geeting well ! rapidly. Hae received telegrams, I telephones and letters from manv friends, which I am unable to ans wer at present, but will do so as soon ias possible. Thanking one and all for their messages of kindness and cheer, remain, lours truly Gecrge W. Schepman.