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DAILY' ESTABLISHED 1878. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. i n.NTi TJae -li- nLaJ LLiiJJ0 5r iv. i V THE METHODIST AND THE QUAKER EARLHAM WINS OVERDEPAUW IN DEBATE LAST NIGHT LlNDLEY HALL CROWDED To Hear a Debate on the Merits of the 15th Amendment. A large and appreciative audience assembled last night in Lindley Hall, Earlham college to hear the intercol legiate debate between representa tives of DePauw University and Earl ham College. x The question for the evening was: Resolved, That the-15th Amend ment to the Constitution of the United States has not been justified." Affirmative Earlham. Nega ti ve PePa u w. The presiding officer for the even ing was Dr. S. R. Lyons, pastor of the United Presbyterian church. The Judges were John W. Kern, Indianapolis; Charles N. Kendall, superintendent of the Indianapolis public schools; W. E. Henry, state librarian. The judges decided unani mously in favor of the Earlham rep resentatives. The entire evening's entertainment was characterized by enthusiasm on the part of both speakers and audi ence. The stage was tastefully deco rated with the class colors of both institutions with the 1 'Old Flag" for a background. Each sneaker was al lowed 15 minutes for his first speech and four minutes for his rebuttal speech. The speakers on each side were : Affirmative Jesse I. Phillips, Wil liam E. Lear, Jr., Raymond Wehr ley. Negative Ovid E. Mark, George P. Michel. Edwin II. Gibson. The affirmative held that the right of suffrage was a thrust of power on the negro. He received and exercised the right but to his detriment. He had no mind of his own and was so cially only a beast of burden. lie was raised to power when he was not in condition to exercise it. The nega tive held that Congress could not withhold the right of suffrage until they were qualified. It would be like compelling" a person to learn to swim before entering the water. To de prive the negro from voting would be legislating in favor of classes and therefore contrary to the general provisions of the constitution. The negative also showed that the nejrro had improved in education and in material prosperity and was justi fied in having the ballot. The above statements indicate the general trend of the discussion. Six years ago De Pauw held the state championship but Earlham took it from that institution and has held it ever since. Earlham has defeated DePauw three times during the pres ent year in oratory, basketball and debate. Eaijham has now the undis puted claim to the championship of the state. When the decision of the judges was rendered the Earlham hoys rushed forward and bore the victors from the stage on their shoul ders. The college yell was not ab sent and the" close of the evening was overflowing with college snirit. While the decision was given to Earlham, there was a general feeling that the home debaters had contestants "worthy of their steel." Kills a Man at Anderson Last Night. Anderson, Ind., March 12. Charles Dyer, of this city, an employe of the Indiana Brick company, was killed last night by a Panhandle train near the factory. He was discovered this forenoon on a pile of ties partly froz en and to all appearances had, been dead -for several hours. .Coroner Trueblood 's examination shows the PANHANDLE THAI following injuries: , Compound fracture of the right fe mur, simple fracture of both bones of the left leg, left hip gractured, right hip dislocated, left arm broken near shoulder, both bones of left fore arm broken, backward dislocation of right shoulder, twelve ribs fractured and right collar bone broken, besides several cuts and minor bruises. JOHN W. WHITE DEAD. Rock Island, 111., March 12. John W. White, chief attorney of the Mod ern Woodmen, is dead of Bright's dis ease at his. home here. SCHOOL CHALLENGE FOR A DEBATE ACCEPTED BY RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL YESTERDAY AFTERNOON And a Committee Appointed to Or ganize an Association. Mr. Claude Smith of the Steele high school at Dayton Avas the bearer yesterday of a challenge to the Richmond high sehool for a de bate to take place the latter part of May at Dayton, and at a meeting of the boys at noon the challenge was accepted. The boys were divided as to the acceptance of the challenge on account of many other things on hand at present. It is the wish of the pupils to make the track team the strongest thing at high sehool this spring and it was thought that the debate would interfere with that. An other thing was the entertainment to be given for the benefit of the ath letic association, which takes place the first of May, but since this will be composed of the publics, in part, the performers know their lines so it will not take up much extra time. Steele has always had a regular de bating society and has had a team for several years, and in this city, since debates fell under the bane of the school board a few years ago, high school has had no debates. Howev er, there may be some good debating material among the students and if J so this will be brought out. It was also thought that school studies and i the debate would conflict, but all ob jections were overruled from lack of money. The Athletic Association is several dollars in debt at present and the basketball and track outfits must be bought. On that account it was decided to give both the entertain ment and the debate and the chal lenge was accepted. The following were appointed a committee to organ ize a debating association and to stir up the students: Florence Shute, Will Keller, Karl Pierson, Lena Cof fin, Hilda Shute, Aubrey Hawkins. AUTOMOBILES The St. Louis Delegation Will be Here in Angust. The Richmond Automobile club will soon have a called meeting to discuss matters of interest to persons owning automobiles. Action will also be taken in regard to the St. Louis trip. Treasurer Spekenhier received a let ter from New York this morning, giv ing the itinerary of the trip from New York to St. Louis. The party will leave Columbus, Ohio, for this city on August 5, and arrive here that even ing. The party will spend Sunday in Indianapolis. By the time the party from the east arrives here the Henley garage will be in full operation, and the party may be induced to stay here a little longer than scheduled. Miss Lei a Jordan, of north eigh teenth street, returned home last evening after a pleasant visit with Her grandparents in, the northern part of the stated STEELE HIGH A FORMER RICHMOND IAN BODY OF JOHN SHOWE, WHO WAS DROWNED IN WHITE RIVER, FOUND HE AND WIFE LIVED HERE He Was Said to Have $1,000 on His Person, But it Was Not - ' Found. The body of John Showe, formerly of this city, who was drowned a few weeks ago in the Indianapolis flood, was discovered yesterday, near West Newton, with the chain with which his attempted rescuer had tied him to the boat still fastened to him. The body was found lodged in a mass of driftwood some distance from the edge of the White river, where it had been left by the receding water. The body was in a partial state of de composition and a search of the body did not reveal the $1,000 which he was said to have had, as only a rusty monkey wrench was discovered. Showe is the man who lived in a houseboat on the . White river and whose boat was crushed in the ice jam the latter part of January. He and his wife formerry lived in this city, and many people here knew them. EMPEROR WILLIAM. (By Associated Press.) Bremerhaven, March 12. Empei-or William sailed today on the steamer Koenig Albert for the Mediterrean ean. He will be met by the King of Spain at Vigo. Mrs. Campbell returned yester day evening to Seven-Mile, Ohio, after a short visit with her daughter, Mrs. T. J. McMeans, of east Main street. AND BANDITS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER BY A JURY. CAR BARN BANDITS The Fourth Member of the Gang Will Have a Separate Trial. (By Associated Press.) Chicago, March 12. The jury to day found Harvey Van Dine, Peter Niedermeyer and Gustave Marx guilty of murder. They are known as the "car barn bandits," who had a desperate battle with the officers at Liverpool, Ind. Emil Roeski, the fourth member of the gang, will have a separate trial. TO RUSSIA Fifty Car Loads of Western Cattle Fassed Through Here En Route. A great deal of interest was shown last night in two trains of twenty five cars each, loaded with beeves, sheep and hogs, which were in the station. The trains were from the western plains, and were going to New York, where the animals will be put on cattle shins and taken to Rus sia. The '-cattle were in fine condition and none df them have been lost so far on ; te long journey. INDIANA TRAIN ROBBERS QEETM TO BE HELD SOON TO MAKE A FORMAL PROTEST AGAINST THE LIVERY BARN TO BE ERECTED ON NORTH TENTH ST. The Residents of the First Square , Are Justly Indignant and . . I W21 'Protest. , In all probability a meeting will be held soon of the residents of the first square of north tenth street. The purpose of the meeting will be to see what can be done in regard to a thing which will spoil the first square entirely for resident purposes the erection of a livery barn on the north side of the alley on the west side of the street, opposite Dr. Hamilton's office. v '"!3 f When the lot was sold and it was announced that a livery stable would be built on it a storm of protest arose from those living in that square, since the erection of such a building would cause the price of lots to fall con siderably. A meeting of some of the residents was held Thursday evening, but, with the exception of strengthening the determination to fight the barn to the finish, nothing was done. A meeting of all the residents will be held the early part of next week, however, and it is almost certain that a formal protest will be drawn up and filed, with the proper authorities. Tenth street has always been considered one of the best resident streets in this cityivnd the erection of a livery barn, which, no matter how clean it may be kept, will always be the source of bad odors, and should not be thought of by any one, and it should be pro tested against strongly. Moreover, the protests will be upheld by all just and fair-minded persons. HEAD COT AT EARLHAM CHARLES A. FRANCISCO MET WITH AN ACCIDENT LAST NIGHT. FELL AGAINST PIANO And Severed Artery in His Head His Condition is Improved Today. Charles A. Francisco met with quite a bad accident last night at Earlham college. He was standing on the chancel, or lower platform of the stage and unwittingly stepped backwards, missing the single step leading to the chancel, and striking his head on the sharp end of the piano keyboard, and then to the floor, bruising his head and shoulders. A small artery, above the ear was severed. Dr. I. S Harold was summoned and dressed and bandaged Mr. Fran cisco's head, and the latter was taken to his home. This morning Mr. Fran cisco was better, and said he would be entirely recovered and out by to morrow. It was a narrow escape. REVIVAL SERVICES. At the Christian church, last night, where the Rev, , T. J. Legg, of In dianapolis, is assisting the pastor, J. J. White, iri a' series f revival meet-1 ings, a large audience listened with close attention to a splendid sermon on "Relations The Church a Divine Relation.' ' , Mr. Legg said, in the course of his sermon, that while a man might be just as good outside of the church as many who were inside, yet Christ offers terms of pardon only to those who have entered His divine insti tution, the church. In other words, while a man may live a good, clean life outside of Christ's church, he can lay no claim to salvation. Mr. Legg's subject tonight will be "Prayer." Service at 7:30. OBJECTIONABLE DAYTON & WESTERN REMON STRATING AGAINST OBJEC TIONABLE DELAYS. TRAINS PULLING ONTO CIRCUIT Would Cut it Off Panhandle Issues Orders to Trainmen. (Special to Palladium.) Eaton, O., March 12. The Dayton & Western Traction company has been remonstrating against the objec tionable delays to its cars, caused by the locking of the D rail by Pennsyl vania freight trains at Main street crossing, and the traction company has now sought to secure a more sat isfactory operation of the D rail. The traction company's D rail is con trolled by electric circuits and a train pulling on to either circuit locks the D rail and holds it until the end of the train has crossed the D rail, the ends of which are marked by posts called points of insulation. Trouble has been caused by trains pulling on to the circuits, cutting off and then going for water, and also by trains pulling over the crossing and on be yond the ends of the circuit and then backing on to the circuit again. To prevent this unnecessary locking of the D rail the Pennsylvania has issued orders for trains not to stop after the engine has reached the point of insulation until the rear of the train has cleared Main street and for trains, once, having passed entirely over both circuits., not to back on to circuits again if it can possibly be avoided. This matter has caused a great deal of inconvenience and un necessary delays to the traction cars, and it is to be hoped that the trouble will be remedied in the future. A Quiet Place Today Little Matter For Publication. Frank Xossett, by his next friend, Calvin Nossett, vs. G. E. Arlington Roberts, on appeal. Nossett obtained judgment against Roberts in the sum of .$80.90. The suit of Miller vs. Hancock,, on partition, was dismissed in circuit court this morning. i ' H A marriage license was issued to Edward P. Utz and Alice M. Boyd. COMMISSIONERS Returned Home Last Night From In dianapolis. The county commissioners returned from Indianapolis last night, where they went to negotiate for the pur chase of the Marion county cottage at Lafayette. They ' are well pleased with the cottage and will recommend its purchase for $4,000. William II. Wilson, assessor of Jackson township, is in the city to- RELAYS COURT HOUSE COUNTY ANOTHER NEW AOTO OARAGE WILL BE BUILT IN A FEW MONTHS BY HENRY WILKE. THE SCHNEIDER CARRIAGE SHOP On South Sixth Street Will be the Location of the New. Garage. -J Richmond will soon have another automobile repair shop or "garage" than the one now being built by M. C. Henley, on east Main street. The new one will be operated by Henry Wilke, who is the agent for several well known automobiles, and will be located in the old Schneider carriage shop, on south sixth street. This building has not been used for some time, although a strong and well built one in every respect. Mr. Wilke said this morning that he did not know exactly how soon work would be commenced on the new shop, but that in a few months at least, the machinery will be in po sition, and work will be started. Mr. Wilke intends at least, to have the shop " ready in time for the summer trade, as this is the best time for autos. Richmond is becoming quite en thusiastic over the automobile ques tion, and it is probable that there will be a large number of automobilists here this summer. The roads around here are in fine condition, hard and well kept, and promise the chauffeurs many fine runs. MAKE REPLY TO THE RECENT STATEMENT OF THE JAPANESE GOVERN MENT. STATEMENTS CONTRADICTED In the Japanese Manifesto Korean Neutrality Violated. (By Associated Press.) St. Petersburg, March 12. The Russian government has prepared a reply to the recent statement of the Japanese government in reference to the alleged violation of the interna tional law by the Japanese. The re ply contradicts many statements in the Japanese manifesto, and declares the landing of troops in Korea and the Jananese. attack at Chemulpo as violations of the Korean neutrality. St. Petersburg,March 12. Admiral Makaroff is the hero of the hour for his daring movement at Port Arthur. It is expected he will take the ag gressive with the fleet. He does not like the heavy armored battleships. He wants swift cruisers. Port Arthur, March 12. The Rus sian squadron proceeded to the sea yesterday morning and returned in the afternoon. . No Japanese ships were sighted. During 1 i the recent bombardment a number of 'Japanese shells burst in the streets, but the damage to the building was compara tively slight.. The shell burst near the house of M. Sidarski and killed him and his daughter and injured Mrs. Sidarski arid a girl. The latter died in the hospital. One Chinaman ' " J" was killed and several wounded.One officer and three ' soldiers were. also . wounded. 1 1 f - j i : RUSSIANS