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RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM. MONDAY, MARCH 14, 1904.
ONE CENT A COPY. FRANK PEER'S SENATOR FAIRBANKS Makes Authoritative Statement That He is Not a Candidate. Indianapolis, Ind., March 14. A personal letter received in this city from Senator Fairbanks, relating to the rumors which have for some time NATIONAL CONVENTION. How Harry S. New Will Take Care of Press Representatives. Washington, March 14. Mr. Harry S. New, of the sub-committee having charge of the distribution of seats in the press section oft the coliseum in GDRERNATORIAl ' RACE IN INDIANA ACCI RIOT CASES WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881. DAILY ESTABLISHED 1876. TIE LIBIT i FOR FRANCHISE SPRINGFIELD DENT MET WITH A MISHAP THAT RENDERED HIM UNCONSCIOUS. r IN PRECARIOUS CONDITION Regained Consciousness Only For a Few Minutes Since the Accident. Frank Peer, foreman of Hutton's coflin factory, met with a very serious accident Saturday afternoon. How the accident happened is something of a mystery, as there were no eye wit nesses, and Mr. Peer has not been conscious long enough to tell about the affair. The noise of a heavy fall was heard, and, when employes rushed into the room Peer was lying on the floor unconscious. It is thought that while working near some machin ery he was hit on the head and sus tained concussion of the brain. The strangest part of it is that there is no mark, save a faint black and blue spot directly over the temple. Im mediately after the accident Dr. II. II. Weist Avas summoned, but it was more than an hour from the time the accident occurred before the unfor tunate man was able to be taken to his home, on south ninth street. Though he is in a very serious condi tion, yet faint hopes are held that he will recover, although the outlook in that direction is very small. The worst part is that Mr. Peer has been unconscious from the time of the ac cident up to last night, with the ex ception of a few minutes yesterday afternoon, when he seemed to recover. When asked what hurt him he said. "Oh, my head; my head," and re lapsed into unconsciousness again, in which state he lias been ever since. Mr. Peer is a well-known young Richmond man, and his many friends are exceedingly sorry to hear of his accident. Dr. Weist reports his condition as being improved. He recognized peo ple at times and then relapsed into unconsciousness. The doctors say he suffered a severe concussion of the brain. GEORGE WHEPMAff Returns Home and is Warmly Wel comed by His Friends. George Sehepman, who fell fron. a train, near Indianapolis, a few vreeks aero, returned this afternoon at 4:50 on No. 20. Mr. Sehepman has made a wonderful recovery, and his leg is now almost entirely healed. Yester day he left his bed for the first time and practiced walking with a crutch. His many friends are rejoiced over his speedy recovery, and a num ber of them were at the station to meet him. Decided by the Supreme Court .in Favor of the Government. Washington, March 14. Justice Harlan read his decision in the Unit ed States Northern Securities merger case, which was in favor of the gov ernment. ! . . The Result. Washington, March 14. The su preme court affirmed the opinion of the lower court, the effect being to hold that the proposed merger of two railroad companies was a clear viola tion of the Sherman anti-trust law. The case is regarded by bench and bar equal in importance (to the insu ''Ifcrases; i:The argument In-' December 'occupied two dars. RAILWAY CAE '12 ' 1 I 'A Senator Fairbanks. attached to his name in connection with the nomination to the vice-presidency says: " These rumors do not arise out of anything said or done by me, as I have rigid! v adhered to one policy, that is, to say nothing for publication. I have been free to ad vise my friends, however, that I am not a candidate for the nomination as vice-president, nor have I any desire whatever for the place." POLO SEASON NEARIE THE END MARION, RICHMOND AND MUN CIE BATTLING FOR FIRST POSITION. RICHMOND WILL BE FIRST Think the Local Enthusiasts The Journal's Summary. The seasons of the Western and Central Polo leagues are now draw ing to a close. Four weeks remain of the present Western schedule, the season closing April 9. The Central season will also dose on this date, but the series of ex hibition games which are being arranged by club owners and managers will carry the actual play ing time of polo until the middle of April. The Indianapolis Journal, in figur ing up the probable results, sajs: "The fight in the Western league is for first place. Marion, Muncie and Richmond are now racing for the first position, with Marion and Rich mond favorities. Muncie' has under gone a slump owing to internal dis sensions among the members of the quintet and unless they brace up and that at once they will not be danger ous factors. Marion should on form defeat the Quakers, as they are in a condition to; come down the home stretch like a whirlwind and make a Garrison finish. The Indianapolis club has an excellent show to pass both El wood and Anderson. Indian apolis is now but eight points behind Elwood and seventy-four point's be hind Anderson. The latter club is greatly handicapped by the absence of Mercer from the rush line and will win few more games this season. The members of the Indian qniintet are all in first-class shape and are playing wonderful polo with Captain Mcflilvray at cover point." That all sounds very well, but it don't look good to us. We can't see any reason in the world why Rich mond should not be first, and we all think that is where she will land. Anyhow, here's hopin'. Homer Davidson spent vcteixjj! with New Par is friends. , , FOR THE SHOCKNEY ROAD EX PIRED SATURDAY, AND THE SAME WAS OFFICIALLY ANNULLED By the Wayne County Commission- ers Subsidy Will Likely go ' to C, G. & R. In 1901 the county commissioners of Wayne county, Ind., granted a franchise to the traction company headed by Theodore Shockney to build a line from Union City to Rich mond, passing through Arba, Bethel, etc. The franchise was granted through Wayne county, and Franklin township 'voted a $12,000 subsidy. There was a two-year time limit on the line, which expired last October. On Saturday last the commissioners declared this franchise annulled, which will also annul the subsidy. This Avill give the people of Frank lin township an opportunity to en courage the building of the Columbus, Greensburg & Richmond traction line through their township, and it is more than likely the subsidy will be tend ered the C, G. & E. The people back of the last named road are men of wealth, any one of whom could finance a road. They are not building on paper merely like the Shockney people, but give vis the ab solute assurance that they mean busi ness. This road should be encouraged by our people generally, as it will be the best thing for the city that could happen. LEATHER THE BALMY SPRING-LIKE DAYS OF LAST WEEK. TURNED INTO WINTER Today Most Disagreeable For Those Whose Business Calls Them Out. Last week wras heard the robins' first sweet note, when he came as a harbinger of spring the blue bird was on hand chirping a tuneful note, rejoicing as it were at the approach of spring. The situation is changed today and if we are permitted to use an old-time phrase, will say that "winter is lingering in the lap of spring." Sunday was cool, but in the morn ing the sun shone brightly at intervals and we felt rather encouraged. To ward evening a light rain began fall ing which finally turned into snow and we arose this morning to find a veritable blizzard prevailing and complete master of the situation.1. The temperature has not fallen very low, but a disagreeable wind was blowing all day. POT TO DEATH Thomas Tobin Electrocuted in Sing Sing Prison. Ossining, N. Y., March 14. TIiqs. Tobin was put to death today in the electric chair at Sing.Sinjsf prison fori the. murder -of ,k Captain. James' B. Craft, et, New Jerk i ctj. : f '., CHANGES OFTEN SPECIAL GRAND JURY BEGAN ITS SESSION TODAY. JUDGEIMOWER'S CHARGE Was Vigorous and to the Point Sa loonkeepers Released. (By Associated Press.) Springfield, O., March 14. The special grand jury to investigate-' the riot began its session today. Judge Mower gave a vigorous charge, and the prosecuting attorney announced that transcript cases would be taken up first, so the riot cases will not be reached for a Aveek. The saloon keepers who defied the mayor's order to close were released in police court, there being no penalty provided by law. AH troops were withdrawn to day. GOOD IMPRESSION. (By Associated Pvess.) St. Petersburg, March 14. Presi dent Roosevelt's recent proclamation regarding the observance of neutral ity by all government officials, pro duced a good impression here. REPORT UNTRUE. (By Associated Press.) Tien Tsin, March 14. A telegram received here today, dated Port Ar thur at 7 p. m. Sunday shows the re ported occupation of Port Arthur by the Japanese is untrue. FIVE HUNDRED SUMMER CARS TOGETHER WITH CAR BARNS OF CHICAGO TRACTION COMPANY DESTROYED. THE LOSS $150,000 Barns Located on Blue Island and Leavitt Avenues Fire Caused by Crossed Wires. (By Associated Press.) Chicago, March 14. The car barn of the Chicago Union Traction com pany at Blue Island and Leavitt ave nues burned today. Five hundred summer cars were destroyed. Loss $150,000. The fire . was caused by crossed wires. AlllAHD In the West Traffic Impeded All Along the Line. (By Associated Press.) Rock Island, 111., It has snowed for twenty hours and is now a foot deep. Traffic is badly impeded. Milwaukee, March 14. A severe blizzard has been raging since mid night. Seven inches of snow had fallen at 8:30 and it is still snowing. Detroit, Mach., March 14. A fur ious blizzard raged last night and, to day. The heavy drifted snow is de laying traffic. - ' ' i Mrs. D. McWhiriney of Union1 CifyJ is the gutst df Ideal relatives.. ! ' 1 ! v;t - Harry S. New. which the national Republican con vention will be held in Chicago, has informed the standing committee of correspondents here that there will be about 275 seats for the use of the representatives of the daily press. Application for seats must be made to W. F. Stone, sergeant-at-arms, whose address is Fayette and North streets, Baltimore, Md. It is pro posed that none shall be admitted to the press section except representa tives of daily newspapers duly ac credited. A SMALL PLACE WITH SOME PRETENTIONS OF SPREADING OUT. NICE CEMENT WALK And Good Wide Streets Are Two Strong Features of the Place. Eldorado, a smal Itown with a large name, is one of the most progressive of the lesser toAvns in Ohio. It is not an imaginary country, like the Spaniards held it' to be in the six teenth century a place that abound ed in gold and precious stones, but it is situated in the midst of broad acres and has a rich farming land contributory to it. It is not a region of fabulous wealth, but one that en joys the distinction of being the "center of population." Situated on the Pennsylvania railroad, it has all the advantages afforded towns along first-class roads. Its streets are broad and clean, sidewalks of cement, lawns, well kept. houses neat in appearance and up to date, with a general air of prosperity permeating the whole place. The stores are up-to-date, with a well kept stock of goods and with fair prices prevailing. ! Eldorado has furnished some dis tinguished men and women , to the world, and especially that partof it that is called Richmond. We have here in this city at least a dozen families from Eldorado, and they are all good citizens and add much in every wray to our population. The schools of this flourishing town are good and well attended. The town also supports splendid church edifices, a new United . Brethren church being just completed and will soon be dedicated. The building is of brick, of modern architecture, with a large seating capacity, and is located in a fashionable portion of the town. The "Eldorado Bee," a newspaper that keeps "buzzing" after business and news, is supported by the town and country. It is a neAvsy sheet and is appreciated by the populace. Y"'V: : D. Graves spent jSatiYda1. id, Cincinnati on bosimess. ; ' " ' FLOURISWNG FOUR CANDIDATES SEEK THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION ' TO BE GOVERNOR. ASPIRANTS FORSENATOR Is Gathering Delegations in Scattered Counties A Few Side Remarks. . Indianapolis, Ind., March 13. The fixing of the date of the Republican nominating convention for April 26 and 27 has been followed by active work on the part of the aspirants for governor, and one of the most inter esting contests in the history of the state politics is in progress. Hereto- . fore candidates have had certain ter ritory reserved to themselves by com mon consent, home counties and even home districts., in some instances, but in the present contest these courte sies seem to have no place, and the fight is being pushed wherever there is a prospect of securing delegates. There are now four candidates in the field, and each can fairly lay claim to having earned support from his party for the position to which he aspires. Judge William L. Penfield of Auburn has never been a marked factor in state politics, but he has been connected with the national ad ministration since the election of Mc Kinley in 1S96, and as solicitor for the State Department at Washington and a representative of the country before The Hague tribunal in the Venezuelan controversy he has won recognition, and would make a state executive of more than average abil ity. Warren G. Sayre of Wabash, who more recently lias " shied his castor into the ring," has been associated with some of the stirring scenes of Indiana politics, and has won distinc tion as a leader of his party. Mr. Sayre was elected a member of the lower house of the legislature in 1SS6, and was chosen s peaker. At that session contests were fi led against twenty or more Democratic members of the house, in which the Republi cans had a majority, and asimilar number against Republicans in the senate, where the Democrats predom inated. The election of Benjamin Harrison to the United States Senate was the aim of the Republicans, which the Democrats defeated by electing Senator David Turpie. So bitter was the feeling that the house passed a resolution of nonintercourse with the senate, and the session closed with only three measures enacted in to laws. Mr.Sayre came back to the legislature at the last session, and was a conspicuous figure, his influ ence showing itself in defeating sev eral measures which,, had they passed, would have made the session a record-breaker in extravagance. Frank Hanly of Tippecanoe eount ty is a later p roduct of Indiana pol itics, b lit has moved at a pace that has distanced many of the old-timers in the popular eye. He is a lawyer by profession, and entered politics as a diversion. Though his name was new to the people six years ago, he succeeded in organizing-" a following in the legislature that made him the leading candidate for the United States Senate on a number of ballots, and it was only by a combination of the opposition on Albert J. Beveridge that he was lieaten. It was expected that Hanly would be a candidate for senator again, but he determined to enter the gubernatorial race, and he is now rounding up his following and promises to be a factor of large pro portions in the state convention. W. L. Taylor of this city, attorney general for four years, is the fourth candidate. Like the others, he is a lawyer and a man of popular pres ence, and is putting an indomitable energy into the fight. Many of the counties are instruct ing their delegates, and each of , the four candidates now, has a goodly number to his credit. ,fTudge Penfield (Continued on fourth page.) ;