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Tl Tl n n TFYT X-AJ LL VLaJ Li Li L WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881. DAILY ESTABLISHED 1870. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. r r BUTTON, BUTTON! WHOSE GOT BUTTON SOUTH SIDE IMPROVEMENT AS SOCIATION DECIDED TO ADOPT BUTTON SCHEME I'M FOR RICHMOND" Is the Insignia to Appear on Each and Every One of the 5,000 Buttons Ordered. For a long: time the business men of the city, together with the South Side Improvement association, have been seeking1 for some scheme where by they might show their interest in the welfare and progress of the pres ent "boom," but no one of the schemes put forward have been prac tical. At its meeting last night the South Side Improvement association decid ed, in order to arouse enthusiasm, to adopt the button scheme; that is, of selling small buttons to be worn in the lapel of the coat. The buttons are to be sold to business men and others avIio wish to show their interest in the boom. The button scheme was suggested by the remarkable success of "the "Anderson 50,000" scheme. At Anderson the first button and the first hundred buttons sold for from $15 to .$250, and it is hoped to. sell the local buttons at good prices. The but ton scheme is also to help the South Side Improvement association, the starters of the present boom, to make money, as it gets a percentage on each button sold. The advantages of this button scheme are many. Many persons would buy a button where they would not buy a share of stock, and the South Side Improvement association needs much money to carry on the present boom. The real cause of the button scheme being originated is to arouse enthusiasm in regard to the boom in the hearts of all Richmond citizens, so that the wearer of a button shows that he is desirous of helping the as sociation to boom this city and like wise shows his interest in the pro gress and welfare of the city, aside from the boom. Several samples of buttons were shown and the button committee was ordered to get 5,000 buttons an inch in diameter, which will be white with "I'm for Richmond" in black letters, and the buttons will be worn in the lapel of the coat. Xo citizen of Richmond, if he has any interest at all in the booming and general progress of the city, should fail to have a button. RURAL JEL1TOY A Wide Extension Contemplated For Indiana. "Washington, March 16. Plans now under consideration at the postoffice department contemplate a wide ex tension of rural free delivery in In diana during the next fiscal year. The emergenc3T appropriation of $300,000 recently made available will be ex hausted by July 1. On that date the department will begin work on the appropriation contained in the pend ing post office bill. It is expected by the officials that several general sys tems promised, including one for Spencer county, will be installed the coming year. This applies to systems that had been ordered b' Machen be . fore his retirement, but which were held up by the department pending an investigation. In nearly every in stance it has been discovered condi tions justify the installation of gen eral systems. The officials are much interested in the outcome of the fight that will be waged over the amend ment in the postal bill relative to the privileges of the carriers. The be lief is expressed that whether or. not "congress prohibits the carriers from acting as agents or solicitors for hire, these privileges will be materially; abridged. In his annual report) Fourth Assistant Bristow recommend ed that the salaries of the carriers be increased to $720 a year, and that they be required to give their services exclusively to the government. This plan will be carried out as far as it can be by executive action. EMPEROR AND KING LUNCH TOGETHER. Vigo, Spain, March 10. Emperor "William lunched today with King Al fonso on board the Spanish Royal Yacht Giralldau. The -Emperor later sailed to Gibraltar on the Steamer Koenig Albert. . EDMONDS CRAIG. Yesterday at 3 o'clock at the "Wes ley an church occurred the pretty wedding ceremony of Mr. Randall R. Edmonds and Elizabeth J. Craig, C. P. Cook officiating. The contract ing parties are both residents of Rich mond and have a host of friends who wish them every success. They will reside in this city. RUSSIANlPT IN PAY OF JAPS SHOT FOR ACTING IN THAT CA PACITY. INCRIMINATING DOCUMENTS Found on Him When Arrested Jap anese to Increase Taxes $34,000,000. Tokio, March 16. A -conference of cabinet elder statesmen and leading political leaders decided to propose to a special diet, convening next Firday, an. extension of the tobacco monopo ly to include "manufactured tobacco; also the creation of a salt monopoly; also to suggest increases in many kinds of taxes and the creation of new taxes on silk piece goods, wool ens and kerosene, making a total in crease of revenue of 68,000,000 yen or $34,000,000. Tort Arthur, March 16. Every thing is quiet here. There is no sign of the enemy. St. Petersburg, March 16. Captain Tokov, of Manchurian eomraissarial service has been summarily court martialed and shot for acting as a spy in the pay of the Japanese. In criminating documents were found on ihim when arrested. The announce ment in the army organ is that the Captain lias been "excluded" from the service. "Washington, March 10. Minister Allen at Seoul notified the state de partment that the cruiser Cincinnati arrived at Chemulpo with twenty three Americans from Chinnampo. lie said missionaries near Ping Yang re fused to send women and children aboard the Cincinnati, thereby mak ing it impossible for the government to afford them protection if military movements occurred at that point. WO YEARS' SCALE Reported to Have Been Adopted by Mine Workers. (By Associated Press.) Indianapolis, Ind., March 10. The national officers of the United Mine Workers have advises that the two years' scale offered by the operators rhas been accepted by votes of the lo cal unions, which were taken yester day in nine states. The official can vass of the vote will be held tomor row. PRESIDENT MARTI DEAD. Newport, K., Y. March 10. Louis K. Marti, president of the German National bank, of this city, died to day from pneumonia, coupled with Bright's disease. He was formerly a druggist at Cincinnati. CANNIG FACTORY SUGGESTED AS ONE OF THE MEANS BY WHICH RICHMOND CAN BE BENEFITTED. THE PROJECT LAUNCHED At Meeting of South Side Improve ment Association Last Night. John Kidwell, of Hagerstown, was before the South Side Improvement association last night with the project of a canning factory, which he is de sirous of locating in this city. Mr. Kidwell has been investigating the canning factories and is promoting one now, the location of which has not been decided upon. He made a short speech to the members present on this matter, setting forth the bene fits a canning factory would have, both to the farmers, city people and stockholders of it. "I know of ten or twenty canning factories," he said, 'that have easily paid for themselves in the first year and no factory here now has ever done that. The cannery would enable the farmer to clear from $75 to $100 per acres; it would-give employment to children, men, boys and women, as no skilled labor is re quired; it would fill a gap in the city's list of manufacturies and it would pay larger dividends than any other factory could possibly do, which is, after all, the main thing. I have been promoting factories for the past few years and seventy-five per cent, have been a success, which, considering the percentage of failures in other busi ness, speaks. Avell for the canneries' suceess. "Where they have failed, onh strong competition and bad man agement have caused them to fail." Mr. Kidwell has been having great success in this city, so far, many i prominent persons having subscribed for stock, but, he said, they all seemed to be waiting for the South Side Im provement association to do some thing. He gave out histerms, which are certainly very reasonable, and the matter Avas taken under consideration, but nothing definite was settled. The matter is worthy of considera tion of all Richmond business men, since the factory would employ prob ably one hundred people, and the pay roil would be larre. A CALL Democrats Preparing to do Some Business. The Democrats of the second, third fourth, fifth and sixth and seventh wards of the City of Richmond, are hereby called to meet in mass con vention on the evening of Friday, March ISth, to nominate candidates for council to be voted for at the coming election. The places of meet ing are as follows: Second ward at 'Squire Abbott's office. Third ward at Kiser's machine shop. Fourth ward at Kehlenbrink's wag on shop. Fifth ward at Sun-Telegram office. Sixth ward at Sun Telegram office. Seventh ward at Kern's machine shop. Wm. Rosa, Chairman. Henry "Walterman, Secretary. March 15, 1004. 20"MjEN In Building Trades Idle in New York More to Follow. New York, March 10. It is esti mated there are already 20,000 men in the building trades idle and more are being added daily. Ten thous and lithographers are. expected to be locked out before nightfall, owing to a refusal to accept the arbitration ST. PATRICK'S DAY BRIDGE DAY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, CITY COUNCIL AND CITIZENS WILL MEET THURSDAY AT 1 P. M. For the Purpose of Considering the BuHding of the South End Bridge. The county commissioners have ap proved Thursday, March 17, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon as the time for their meeting with the South Side bridge committee, the city council and business men at large in regard to making the appiopriation for the south side bridge. This meeting has been hanging fire for about a month, as several dates were proposed and none were entirely satisfactory but this last, date and time is final. Council has resolved to accompany the committee of the South Side Im provement association in a bod, to gether with other business men and merchants. Last night a committee consisting of Messrs Beall, Blickwedel, Brinker and Zwissler was appointed to stir around among the prominent and in fluential business men of the city and to get a large number of these to attend the meeting, as the number present and the interest shown among the, citizens will have a great deal to do with the amount of the appropria tion. The members of the committee named above have promised to be present and to bring as many, influen tial citizens with them as possible and the entire association and all oth ers interested in the matter of the bridge are desirous of arousing keen interest in the meeting among all Richmond business men. They want to have at least fifty present to urge the commissioners to make as large an appropriation as can be made. Engineer Weber will present his plans and specifications and the plans received by him from other companies and civil engineers. Some of the plans are especially fine, and the es timates as to the cost of the bridge range from $75,000 to $150,000, one of which sums the commissioners will be asked to appropriate.. Much interest is shown as to the outcome of the meeting, as the bridge will not benefit the south side alone, but the whole city, bringing us into closer contact with the farmers south west of town. The result of this meet ing will change the whole part of the city affected by the bridge, so that the importance of the meeting can hardly be underestimated. Of Special Interest to Richmond Readers. Charles G. Ross, of Richmond, has been named by Senator Beveridge as an alternate to one of the principals recently designated for appointment as a midshipman in the Annapolis academy. Representative Watson's popular ity with the colored population of the District of Columbia continues to progress. On the ISth instant Mr. Watson will deliver an address at the A. M. E. church in this city. Booker T. Washington ', will be the orator of the occasion. 1 In the advertisement announcing this event the statesman from Rnshvillelis starred as abead- FASHNGTON NOTES liner, as folloAvs: "James E. Wat son, of Indiana, the orator of the House of Representatives, will intro duce Mr. Washington." Mr. Wat son has received a score of invitations to make public addresses during the past few weeks, but. has been obliged to decline most of them. lie is scheduled to speak before the Ameri cus club of Pittsburg, on April 27, when Secretary Taft will be one of the guests of honor. He will also pre side at an intercollegiate debate in Washington, Pa., on April IS. HEALTH OFFICE. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Mc Klann, 200 south second, a girl, eighth child; to Mr. and Mrs. John Rebkel, 1018 north third street, a girl, tenth child ;to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Stevens, 227 south seventh, a girl, first child. Mr. and Mrs. Argus Horr, a girl. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Ferguson, a girl. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Bridget, a girl. Mr. and Mrs. Mullholland, a girl. mstTanF JULY 1 TERRE HAUTE JURY FOUND BEN SPRINGS GULTY OF MURDER. NEGRO CAUSES . SENSATION In the Court Room by Suddenly Leav ing the Witness Stand While Being Examined. Terre Haute, March 16. Ben Springs was found guilty of murder of Jessie Case and sentenced to be hanged July 1. This case has attracted considera ble attention not only here but over the entire state. Yesterday when the case was about closed Springs caused a sensation in the court room. When asked what he committed this assault for he replied in the most de fiant tone: "Oh, nothin'; I just hit her and that's all there is to it." The murderer at this point was vis ibly angry and his loss of control was no surprise to those who knew him. When pressed further to confess some of his criminal career, he said, Avith all the spirit of defiance at his command : "I ain't got nothin' more to say: let me go As he uttered these words the pris oner looked at Attorney Wallace as though he Avere going to fly at him as he climbed doAvn out of the witness chair. The deputy sheriffs arose to their feet, and Attorney Caldwell stood and gazed wonderingly at his client as though dumfounded. The at torneys in the room looked at each other as though they thought their ears Avere deceiA'ing them AA'hile the crowd outside the railing kneAV some thing unusual had happened and tried to get a little closer to the railing. The deptity sheriffs were quick to act and soon succeeded in getting the spectators seated. ' After a consultation of three min utes Avith his attorneys he sullenly climbed back into the AA-itness stand. DAN JCOBINGS Seriously Injured at Ridgeville, In diana. I). L. Cummings, Avhile returning home the other day met with quite a serious accident. While at Ridgeville he attempted to change cars and in so doing a sudden lurch of the train threAv him violently against the side of the car, producing hemorrhage of the stomach, from which he has suf fered severely ever since. Drs. Grant and Meek, have him in charge, and they say it will be at least 'two months before he will be able to-get out. 111! BERTRAM CASE CALLED OP IN THE WAYNE CIRCUIT COURT THIS MORNING. SELECTING A JURY Took Up the Greater Part of the Day Large Number of Witnesses. The Bertram case was called in circuit court . this morning. Otto Bertram is charged by his stepdaugh ter, now Mrs. Lloyd Hill, Avith in cest. Bertram is married to the mother of the woman who brings the charge. . A full account of the case has been published before. John F. Robbins and William A. Bond are assisting Prosecutor Com stock, while Thomas J. Study, Henry U. Johnson and Wilfred Jessun are for the defendant. Bertram lias been out on a $3,000 bond since last April. Besides the regular jury a special venire of thirty jurors have been sum moned. The attorneys on either side will be alloAved to contest the jurors and, for this reason, a large list of special jurors Avas called for. There are only nine on the regular jury at present. They are as follows: Wil liam Smoker, Dolan Daugherty, Geo. W. Klotz, Ennias Kitterman, William C. Reiser, Harry Fagan, J. Will Cun ningham and Chas. Williams. The special Aenire of thirty names is as follows: Clayton B. Hunt, Wayne; John J. JeAvett, Jefferson; Theodore S. Mar tin, Wayne; John C. Bayer, Wayne; W. D. Jordan, Dalton; Lewis H. Hosier, Harrison; Frank E. Huffman, Jackson; Felix W. Dirk, Jackson; Williard Williams, Washington; II. E. Williams, Boston; William A. Clements, XeAv Garden; James A. Cranor, Green; William O. Seaney, Franklin; Ah'is Mendenhall, Perry; Hamilton Williams, Webster; George W. Davis, Clay;. R. G. SAvallow Jack son; Colbert Cronover, Washington; John SteA-ens, Abington; James P. BroAvn, Webster; A. M. Harris, Clay; W. B. Barton, Franklin; Rufus Wil liams, Perry; John M. Sheffer, Web ster; Frank -M. Hunt, New Garden; George F. Paulson, Wayne; Joe W. i Nicholson, Wayne; William M. Hunt, Green; Milton Miller, Jefferson. Sheriff Smith has summoned in all sixty-six Avitnesses for the case. Thirty-six Avitnesses Avere called by th-3 state and thirty by the defense. RET. NAFTZGER Formerly of This City Urged for Presiding Elder. Kokomo, Ind., March 15. Plans for the Muncie session of the Xorth 7iuv"ana Methodist confer anco, to be hd next month, are being formu lated rapidly by the Re. L. J. Naftz ger, pastor of Grace church, of this ; city, who is secretary of th? body. It is quite probable that Mr. Naftz ger, who is closing his third year here, w-JI be transferred to the Muncie dis trict and be made preUmr elder of that district in place of Elder C. U. Wade, Avho is booked for the presid ing eldership of a neAv district in ooi.templation. The new district Afill be cut out of Kokonio, Fot Wayne and Warsaw districts. BlulTt.on or Huntington will be the headquarters of the neAv district. It is likely that ha Rev. D. V. Williams, pastor of Markland ave nue church in Kokomo, will be as signed to another place. In that case both Kokomo congregations will face new pastors after the conference. PROFESSOR OF PHDLOSOPHHY Dr. William Grant Seaman, of Sa lem, Mass., has been elected to the chair of philosophy in De Pauw uni versity. Dr. Seaman is a graduate of De Pauw and ranks very high as " a minister. He pursued a course in philosophy in Boston university and was ; called from one of the largest churches in Massachusetts.