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A Serial Story by Howard Fielding
Begins Today. Don't Fail to Read
, It. , ' .
Indiana: Rain in the south, heavy
snow or rain in the north this even
4n?j air Friday and m the southwest
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Question Should be Settled and the
Matter of Street Dis
posed Of.
The Palladium received a letter
from Manager Wilson, of the Colum
bus, Greensburg & Richmond Trac
t'on company, which is of special in
terest, inasmuch as it gives assur
ance that the company is willing to do
their part if our citizens and officials
will only meet them part way. They
do not seek money only privileges
"ranted to anv ordinary company.
Following is the letter:
"Indianapolis, Ind.; March 10, 1904.
"To the Citizens of the City of Rich
mond :
"I am inspired to write this signed
statement by the confidence I have in
the people of your city. It is not my
purpose to enter into a public contro
versy nor to censure those who have
been honest in their convictions and
who are opposing the entry of the C,
G. & R. traction road into your town.
I am convinced that if the people at
large will thoroughly consider the re
quirements of this road that they will
seek a happy solution to the benefit of
all concerned.
"I have never lost confidence and
have always believed that the city
authorities were seeking the best in
terests of their constituents, and at
the same time were using honest en
deavors to eventually effect some ar
rangement by which we might be able
to connect the merchants with a ter
ritory now inaccessible.
"The history of electric roads has
been such as to warrant any munici
pality in lending encouragement to
these enterprises. There has been a
disposition shown against through
service on electric lines, which to me
seems not to be justified by the facts.
It might as well be said that steam
roads should not have through trains
that would carry passengers to larger
. . . -"
"Richmond is unfortunate that she
is bound on the west by a gorge so
expensive to span as to be prohibi
tive of any one interurban road, and
it is well known that the bridges
?nr tli Afmrtnt nf heavv eouinment.
jYIt Avould seem that the time is oppor
tune for the construction of such a
bridge as will admit the several lines
into the city and permit the eastern
lines to reach on westward.
"There has for some time been an
agitation in favor of a south end
bridge, and which, from indications,
would seem among the possibilities.
It has been remarked that the county
commissioners have not been officially
approached, and while this is true, it
Iras not seemed wise, as the C, G.
& R. would not build such a bridge as
is needed, and since the county must
assume the major expense, it would
seem that if they considered it de
sirable that an1nvitation extended to
, the road might be productive of good
results. Should such arrangements be
made for a joint bridge it would in
sure a traffic arrangement by which
j, the roads of the future might have,
with reasonable compensation, ingress
and egress to Richmond that would
result in great benefits. Should the
C. G. & R. be invited to join issues
with the county commissioners I
have no doubt that an arrangement
could be effected that would be mu
tually agreeable and an assistance in
the completion of this great project.
"There has been much discussion
as to the streets to be occupied by
this company and it is evident that
) to obtain this road some suitable
V street must be conceded. . It seems
that the desire for this road is unani
mous, yet the residents of each street
their neighbor. There is also a dia-
r -
Who Created a Panic in a Pittsburg
position to have us use tracks already
laid which becomes impossible for the
reason that our cars are two feet
wider than any traction car now in
operation, hence they will not pass
upon opposite tracks under the pres
ent mode of construction, neither can
thev be turned upon a "Y" as built
for original street car service, hence
to obtain and receive the benefits of
(Continued on last page.)
In the Next Few Days, and When it
Does the Palladium Will Give
it Straight.
Nothing new seems to have devel
oped so far, .in the negotiations ex
isting between Earlham college and
Notre Dame in regard to holding the
interstate oratorical contest in Rich
mond. Rumors have circulated to the
effect that Xotre Dame would not per
mit Mr. Feeger, Indiana's represen
tative, to deliver hisora tion at that
institution, and also that the Notre
Dame people would not permit the
contest to be held in Richmond. At
present there appears to be no foun
dation for these rumors.
Something is expected to develop
within the next few days, which will
explain the actions of these two insti
tutions in this matter.
A renresentative of the Palladium
is investigating this matter and it is
possible the Palladium will be able
to publish something within the next
few days that will interest its read
ers very much.
Rev. Willis R. Hotehkiss, who has
been a missionary to Africa, is ex
pected to arrive at Earlham college
this afternoon. Mr. Hotehkiss will
address the students of the college to
morrow morning in the chapel, and a
joint meeting of the Y. M. C. A. and
Y. W. C. A. associations tomorrow
The Young Men's Christian asso
ciation held a business meeting last
evening for the purpose of electing
officers for the spring term. Those
elected were as follows:
President M. N. Dillon.
Vice-President R. M. Allan.
Secretary Archibald Bond.
Corresponding Secretary Wallace
Treasurer Hugh Manzzy.
The Young Women's Christian as
sociation wil elect their officers this
President Kelly had the last phil
osophy recitation this morning, and
the algebra class .will probably meet
for the last time this term tomorrow.
The time for holding examinations
has not been definitely arranged as
yet.-: ;' ; ' . .: .'
Will Have a Meeting Tonight in St.
Mary's and K. C. Hall.
Through Erin's Isle,
To sport awhile.
As Love and Valor wander 'd,
With Wit, the sprite,
Whose quiver bright
A thousand arrows squander 'd;
Where'er they pass,
A triple grass
Shoots up, with dew-drojs streaming,
As softly green
As emerald seen
Through purest crystal gleaming,
O the Shamrock, the green, immortal
Chosen leaf
Of Bard and Chief,
Old Erin's native Shamrock!
Says Valor, 'See,
They spring for me,
Those leafy gems of morning!'
Says Love, 'No, no,
For me the3T grow,
My fragrant path adorning.'
But Wit perceives
The triple leaves,
And cries, 'Oh! do not sever
A type that blends
Three godlike friends,
Love, Valor, Wit, forever!
O the Shamrock, the green, immortal
Chosen leaf
Of Bard and Chief,
Old Erin's native Shamrock!
So firmly fond
May last the bond
They wove that morn together,
And ne'er may fall
One drop of gall
On Wit's celestial feather!
May Love, as twine
His flowers divine,
Of thorn j' falsehood weed 'em!
May Valor ne'er
His standard rear
Against the cause of Freedom !
O the Shamrock, the green, immortal
Chosen leaf
Of Bard and Chief,
Old Erin's native Shamrock!
This is St. Patrick's day and the
"wearin' of the green" is in evi
dence everywhere. Mass was cele
brated at St. Mary's Catholic church
this morning at S o'clock and was
well attended.
Owing to the fact that St. Patrick
did so much good in his life the cele
bration of his day is not exclusively
in the hands of the Irish. His noble
character and pure life are examples
worthy of emulation by all ages and
peoples. This evening at St. Mary's
hall the Ladies' Auxiliary to the A.
O. II. will have an entertainment of
a literary nature appropriate to the
At 8 o'clock tonight, in K. C. hall,
twenty-five candidates will be initi
ated into the Ancient Order of Hi
bernians. The ceremonies are very
beautiful. After the initiation, there
will lie, music, songs, speech-making,
(By Associated Press.)
Detroit, Mich., March 17. nenry
Thurber, who was private ecretary to
President Cleveland during the Mat
ter's second term, died today. He
was operated on for appendicitis two
weeks a 2:0.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, March 17. As a re
sult of inquiring into charges against
Senator Dietrich, U. S. Summers,
United States district attorney, for
Nebraska, will he removed from of
fice.. .- , - ; :v,v" J ' ' ,
In Indianapolis to Select Delegates
and Nominate Candidates.
The following call has been issued
by the Republican State Chairman
Indianapolis, Ind., Mch. 4, 1904.
To the Republicans of Indiana and
All Those Who Desire to Co-operate
with them:
Pursuant to an order of the Repub
lican Sti'te Committee vou are invited
to meet in delegate convention in
Tomlinsou Hall, in the City of Indi
anapolis, on Tuesday and Wednesday,
April 20 th and 27th, 1004, for the
purpose of adopting a platform for
the coming State campaign, selecting
four delegates and four alternate
delegates to the Republican National
Convention of 1904, nominating two
presidential electors-at-large for the
State of Indiana and nominating
candidates for the several offices here
inafter named.
The convention will assemble at 2
o'clock p. m. on Tuesday, April 20th,
for the transaction of all other busi
ness except the selection of candi
dates. The convention will reassemble at
9 o'clock a. m. Wednesday, April "27,
select delegates and nominate candi
dates for the following state offices,
to-wit: ' , .
Four Jiegates-at-iargf;, four alter
nate delegates-at-large, two eleetoVs-at-large,
governor, lieutenant gover
nor, secretary of state, auditor of
stale, treasurer of state, ' attorney
general, reporter of supreme court,
superintendent of public instruction,
chief bureau of statistics, judge su
preme court, second district, judge
supreme court, third district.
The convention will be composed of
1,4SS delegates, apportioned among
the several counties of the state on
the basis of one delegate for every
200 votes, and for each additional
fraction of more than 100 votes cast
for Hon. Daniel E. Storms for Sec
retary of State at the November
election, 1902.
Wayne county is entitled to 20
Whole number of -delegate. 1.48S.
Necessary to choice, 745. The dele
gates from this district will meet in
Indianapolis, Tuesday, April 26th,
in the State House, Room 79, second
At each of such meetings the fol
lowing officers and members of com
mittees will be selected:
One member of the committee on
Rules and permanent Organization.
One member of the Committee on
One member of the Committee on
One Vice President of the conven
tion. One Assistant Secretary of the con
vention. Tickets of the convention will be
distributed by the District Chairman
at these district meetings. The mem
bers of the Committees thus chosen
will meet at the following places at
12 o'clock noon of the same day.
Committee on Rules and Permanent
Onranflhtion Room 324, Hotel Eng
lish. Committee on Credentials Room
320, Hotel English.
Committee on Resolutions Room
327, Hotel English.
The County Committees of the sev
eral counties wherein delegates have
not been chosen will apportion to the
different townships of their respective
counties the representation to which
they are entitled, and make the nec
essary arrangements for the selection
of delegates accordingly and in con
formity with the rules pertaining
thereto recently adopted by the Re
publican State Committee, giving no
tice of at least two wefcksj by publi
cation; in the Republican press of
Colombia's Minister at Washington
Who Closes the Legation.
their counties, of the time and place
of meeting for the selection of said
County Chairmen will please send
their committees copies of the pub
lished call and apportionment, and
report as soon as selected the names
and addresses of the delegates and
alternates as chosen if they have not
already done so.
J. P. Goodrich, Chairman.
Fred A. Sims, Secretary.
Were t Made by, the Different Chair
menProspects For Find
Display Good.
The excutive committee of the
Richmond Art association met last
night at the Garfield building.
Mrs. M. F. Johnston presided. Sev
eral committees reported progress.
Prof. W. S. Hiser suggested that the
pictures this year should be accom
panied by some information that
would give the observer assistance in
getting at their beauty and the prime
object of the artist. This suggestion
was approved, but for fear of mak
ing the catalogue too bulky, no effort
will be made to include this informa
tion in that publication. If gath
ered it will be given the public
through the newspapers.
Mr. Girardin announced that his
committee on local artists would be
composed of the local artists. A com
munication, in reference to the new
buildings to be erected by the govern
ment at Washington City, in which it
was stated the plan about to be pur
sued is not in harmony with the
plans of President Washington and
not iu keeping with the best ideas
of civic beauty, was read. This com
munication was from the American
Institute of architects. Protests
against this were enclosed and they
will be signed by the officers of the
association and forwarded to mem
bers of confess.
The most important matter to come
up was in reference to the picture
called "The Child of Mary" which
is a madonna by Daingerfield, one of
the greatest things of this kind ever
done in America. The picture is
valued at $5,000 and is very large. It
is owned in New York and it will cost
about $70 to secure it for exhibit here
This is a rather large sum to invest in
securing one picture, but, as it would
be the distinctive feature and would
take the place of several others, it
was decided a good thing to do and
the officers of the association will
close up the negotiations. The pic
ture will be given a room to itself
and every possible advantage of set
ting and light. It will no doubt prove
a strong attraction.
Dr. Stevenson, chairman .of the
municipal art committee, reported
that he has an opportunity to secure
(Continued on eighth page.)
BEGUN. . '
Mrs. Lloyd Hill on the Stand The
Court House Thronged.
After spending almost an entire
day, exhausting the special venire
and the regular jury and several oth
ers, a jury was finally selected at 3 :30
yesterday afternoon to try the Ber
tram incest case, which has been
hanging fire in circuit court for al
most a year. The following gentlemen
compose the jury:
John M. Thomas.
J. Jewett.
John Shaffer.
Henderson B. Oler.
Frank M. Hunt.
Chas. F. Williams.
Louis Hosier.
Hamilton Williams.
Howard Ridge.
Frank B. Huffman.
W. H. Cheesman.
Clayton Shaffer.
One of the peculiar things about
the jury is the fact that there are
two sets of brothers on it the Wil
liamses and the Shaffers. Immediate
ly after the selection of the jury they
were sworn in and the trial begun.
Attorney William A. Bond opened
the case for the state by giving a
brief history of the charges preferred
against Otto S. Bertram by his step
daughter, Eliza Alice Hill, nnd the
law in relation to the case. This was
explained for the benefit of the jury.
The case is one in which a mother
must face the only daughter of a
dead husband in a court room and
deny the charges preferred against
the man whom she married as a pro
tector for the child who was then al
most an infant. ; "I f
There is no difficulty in the wav of
knowing that Mrs. Hill is a daughter
of Mm. Bertram ; for there is a strong
facial resemblance.
Mrs. Bertram and her husband sits
on the east side of the court room,
while Mrs. Hill and her husband are
on the west side. Mrs. Bertram's
husband, Robert Delap, "died when
Mrs. Hill was four years old, and she
made her home with her mother and
stepfather from the time of their
marriage in 1890 until her own mar
riage. The first witness was the mother of
the girl, Mary Bertram. , She stated
"fehe was married to Robert Delap and
that the plaintiff in the case, Eliza
Alice Hill, was their daughter, and
she was born October 3, 1SS5. She
said she was married to Otto S. Ber
tram in 1S90. She was then excused.
E. M. Haas was the next witness
called. He identified the marriage
certificate issued to Otto S. Bertram
and Mary Delap as being a part of
the reerods of the court of which he
is clerk.
The plaintiff, Eliza Alice Hill, wife
of Lloyd K. Hill, was called. She
gave a history of her relations with
Bertram, her stepfather, from the
time she was eight years old until the
suit was filed. The evidence given
by the witness is appaling in its vile
ness, and is not only not worthy of
a place in print, but unwholesome to
listen to. It is corrupting, inasmuch
as it falls on the ears of vast num
bers of young "buds," who crane
their necks to get every word uttered.
This Afternoon.
The cross-examination of Mrs. Hill
was continued by Henry U. Johnson.
In answer to questions she gave a
history of all the occurrences that
took place before her marriage. Of
her trips to Buffalo, ostensibly to at
tend the exposition, but in reality for
other purposes. She will be on the
stand all afternoon. . . ; -. ;
.The court room is crowded .iosuf--foeation.

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