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71 o THE WEATHER. Tor Indiana Fair tonight and Sunday. 7! a. sen" Palladium job printing is tip-to-date and at reasonable prices. Come in and get prices. n rrm I ! iiii WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881. DAILY ESTABLISHED 1878. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADrULL SATURDAY MARCH 261904. ONE CENT A COPY. r 1 Sill T , -ww RIAL CABBIEBS WILL GET $720 BUT THEY- ARE PROHIBITED FROM ACTING AS AGENTS OR SOLICITORS. COERCION THE ONLY TERM That Can be Applied to the Campaign Cunningham to Blame. Washington, March 26. A long step in the direction of placing the rural carriers of the United States on an equal footing with other fedral employes was taken Yesterday when the house adopted the amendment in the postofhec appropriation bill in creasing the pay of the carriers to $720 a year and prohibiting them trom acting as agents or solicitors for hire. The action of the house followed one of the most animated de bates that has taken place in congress at this session. It is noteworthy that in the dis cussion on the floor yesterday the al iened friends of the carriers had lit tle to say on the subject of increased salaries. Prompted by firms and cor porations interested in the couriers only for selfish ends the subject of increased salaries has been scarcely mentioned during the past week, while President Cunningham and his employers have been harping on the string that the carriers of the coun try would rise in their might if the agency business was abridged. This was the straw that broke the camel's back. The carriers of Indiana wnd the country gen lly owe it to Cun ningham and those associated vith him that their pay was not increased by the house to $S50 a year. Coercion is the only term that can be applied to the campaign -hat has been conducted here during the ?ast few weeks. Seated in the gallcrie. of the house in an effort to intimidate members, the agents of the firms and corporations interested in promoting their own business on rural routes to the prejudice of competitors inflicted irreparable harm to their cause. The houso was in an rurly u.ood Yesterday and voted down viva voce every amendment offered that altered in the slightest degree that proposed by Representative CKerstret i:i the postoffice appropriation b'll. The scale advocated by President Cun ningham, of the Rural Carrer asso ciation, was not given a hearing; arr'. when members had exhausted tl. em- selves offering amend :ii rHs providing fo a continuance of t!:- agency pihi leges, Representative Over street moved that the coiiLiiitoe o.Z the whole report to iho ho;ie and Hint the bill be passed Tins motion was carried without division. POLO PLAYERS Will Indulge in Baseball During the Coming Summer. With the closing of the Western Roller Polo league a number of he players will immediately depart for the east, where they hive been signed to play baseball for the summer. Among them will be the following r George Bone, of the Richmo id team, will play in Hie outfield for the New Haven, Conn., aggregation; Eugene Hart, of the Muncie team will be one of the outfielders on the Lawrence, Mass., team; Clarence Jessup, cap' sin of the Richmond team, will catch for the Marion, Ind., team; George Cun ningham, jr., of the Richmond team will play third base for Marion, Ind., team; Phil Jason, of he Fort Wayne learn, in the Central league, will hold down one of he bases for the Marion, Ind.. team; John Wiley, of the Laf ayette team, of the Central league, will play first base on the Lawrence, Mass., team: Eddie Higirins will play left field on the Muncie team; Soxy Lyons, of Elwood, will remain in the west and play ball; Teddy Lewis, of the Marion team, will pitch for an eastern team; Cameron, of the Ma rion polo team, has been retained and will play baseball there this summer. William Bannon, the Indianapolis goal tender, will again play first base for the Schnectady team, champions of the New York state league. Last week some bird houses, manu factured by the Garfield boys, were placed in trees near the school build ing. It is hoped that a number of birds will live in these houses thus al lowing the Audubon society to study them at closer range. LIBERTY HERALD Industrial Edition New Partner in the Business. The last edition of the Liberty Herald was an industrial number, gotten out for the purpose of booming Liberty and her merchants. In this issue is also found the announcement that Orion L. Stivers was taken in as a full partner in the business. The Herald is a good paper and will be made better. starrTiahT i "hermitage" AT THE ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION NAMED AFTER HOME OF ANDREW JACKSON Located Near Nashville, Tenn Starr Display in Palace of Arts. It will certainly be a matter of lo cal pride to know that the Starr Grand Piano has been selected by the Ten nessee State committee for use in he " Hermitage" at the World's Fair. The name given to the building is af ter that of the home of Andrew Jack son, located near Nashville, and is a source of great interest, as Jackson's tomb is in the garden nearby, and is annually visited by a great many peo ple. Specimens of the art of the Starr Piano Company will also be found in the Indiana State Building, and their pavilion exhibit in the Pal ace of Liberal Arts will be a handsome affair, as Mr. Clarence Bennett, sec retary and treasurer of the company has given it a good bit of attention, and has just returned from St. Louis The company may conclude to show their exhibit in the local store before shipment. FIFTY" lEARS ... Golden Anniversary of Wayne Coun ty Couple. Mr. and Mrs. William Stonebraker celebrated their fiftieth wedding an niversary at their homes on Washing ton, street, recently. Mr. and Mrs. Stonebraker have spent all their mar ried life at this place. This is the birthplace of Mrs. Stonebraker, who before her marriage was Miss Aman da Robison,'was born and raised on her father's farm, near Chicago Cor ner. They have five children, all liv ing and are: Mrs. Arch Hindman, of this place, John Stonebraker of Alex andria, Mrs. Clara Swift, of Chicago, Mrs. Ethel Hindman, of ' Richmond, and Mrs. Dora Martin, whose home, is with her parents. There are eight grandchildren and one great grand child. Mr. Stonebraker, who was for many years a successful merchant of this place, and also an extensive grain and pork dealer, is now engaged in the manufacture of hominy mills. Hagerstown Exponent. DEATHS AND FUNERALS Plummer. Addison Ballard Plum met, youngest son of Jonathan rnd Hannah Plummer, died in Chicago Thursday night. He will be buried in Graceland cemetery, Chicago. The deceased's mother is a sister of M. B. Ballard, of this city. . OCR DUTY AS CITIZENS ATTENTION CALLED TO THE ' LETTER OF MANAGER WILSON. RICHMOND'S POSSIBILITIES May be Retarded by a Wall Large Enough to Keep Out Trade. The letter printed in the Palladium last night and written by Charles N. Wilson, general manager of the C, G. & R. Traction company, ought to be sufficient to teach our people a les son. Fifteenth street, twelfth street, seventh street and sixth slreet were asked for, and property owners liing on those streets got Hp petitions re monstrating against laying street ear tracks along those streets; and, would not this be the case with any street in the city? Is there a spirit of en terprise manifested in those remon strances? Do they add anything to a city looking for new people and new factories. What good' will it do to wear a button advertising Richmond if we don 't offer a word of encourage ment to interurban roads to come here? We expect some day to be a large city, with car lines on every street in the city, and the hum of in dustry heard on every hand, and it is just as well that our citizens get used to the noise of street cars running by their homes right now. Council should call a special meet ing and pass a resolution granting to this traction company the use of any street they name. Tt would be a stroke of enterprise and publie-spirit-edness that would be worthy of com mendation. IIROCEAN DAILY For Steamer Passengers Printed on Steamers. New York, March 25. A daily newspaper of standard sizs, contain ing full wireless telegraphic reports from the Associated Press, published every morning on all the great trans Atlantic steamships while at sea, is i project expected to be in full opera tion before the end of May. The editorial-rooms will be located ashore, either in America or in Europe, and the news, editorials and miscellaneous matter for each edition will be fur nished fresh each day by wireless, as well as the changes for advertise ments. The projector of the publica tion is said to have completed a con tract with the Marconi Company to receive as many words per day as the company can transmit with its pres ent facilities. As there is at times a population of 20,000 to 30,000 peo ple afloat on ocean steamships be tween the United States and Europe, the combined circulation of this jour nal will be large enough to make it a valuable medium for advertisers. The same matter will be printed in each edition of the paper whether issued on board the Lucania.the Kaiser Wil helm or the Minnehaha. It is ex neeted that the enterprise will prove immensely profitable, as a daily paper giving a summary of the world's hap- penimrs cannot fail to become popular with the large number of passengers, who have heretofore been practically isolated during the five to ten days required for the trip across the At lantic. Tomorrow being palm Sunday St. Paul's ' Episcopal church will have special music. Handel's "Largo" will be the organ pre1 ml c in the raorn incr, and the offertory solo will be ' 'The I'ahi.n" sumr by J F. lag gart. Edgar Hamilton will render a vocal solo in the evening. "Abide With Me," and the evening offertory will be Westbrook's organ arrange ment of "The Palms," -by i Miss Laura Gaston. . Ricnnoi STORH SOTT WIND AND RAIN COMBINE TO DO DAMAGE STREETS AND CELLARS FLOODED. HAPPY HOLLOW SUBMERGED Whitewater Overspread Its Banks Telephone Service Injured Car Lines Impaired. The rain yesterday and last night was of the old fashioned kind regu lar down-pours at intervals. From C o'clock until midnight the moisture came down in torrents, trun ing the streets into veritable rivers and giving the sewers a good test. Poor Happy Hollow was again visited with her annual or semi-anrual housecleaning and the inhabitants were on the qui vive until the rain ceased. Meetings that were plam.ed for last night were poorly attended and only those who had business up or down town ventured out. Reports have come in from all parts of th? city of the si o mi's work On north sixteenth street n stone wall was caved in by the wind and rain and limbs of trees were blown off here and there over town. Shingles were blown off of roofs ar.d slight damages, due to the freaks of the wind and ram combined, ire the ony bad result.? of the storm in the east ern part: of the city. West Richmond, in the high ground i-arts, seeni.es to have s.iffered nc ma terial damage and -no persons hav been reported injured, either there oi in any other section of the city. The river, along the notth silo of the city, spread or.t over fields lasi night, but, with the exception oi washing drift high tvpon th field, ap parently did no damage, except ti give the people living alo-:g it a bad scare. Happy Hollow Imndattd. As usual, Haopy 'Tollow suffered most of anv portion of Richmond. When the heavy storm started last evening the persons residing in tho lowlands began to gt alarmed abeu the river rising By 6 o'clock it had risen a foot or more and the rcerr thoughtful of the denizen- b-an to think of removing their 'urmtmc to higher grounds and to the upper sto-i lies of the houses. As the downpom kept on and the river increase 1 ii swiftness and depth a feeling of alarm spread over the threatened dis trict and the people living there had little sleep from that time until the Tain ceased. The greatest damage was done to the paper mill, the water flooding the lower rooms and spreading over the .surrounding grounds. Newman's creek, which enters the Whitewater from the northwest, was a raginsr fwollen, muddy torent, and the Whitewater, which has been only ?, rivulet since the breaking of the dam, was a large and swollen stream. The night was one of fear for Happy Hollow residents, for if the rain had kept on , for a few more hours a bad flood could not possibly have been averted. The power pi.ints were only slightly damaged. Streets Not Damaged Greatly. Street Commissioner Genu has not reported any severe damage to the streets of the city. The effects of last night's rain is shmvn today in a look of cleanliness and the purs air of this morning, with nice clean streets, is henlthf ul indeed. The street car service last night .vas bad on account of the rain. Telephone Wires Down. The greatest damage in the high ground districts wns done to the tel ephone wires, which were torn .''own and twisted rronnd poles by the wind. This morning the repair wagon wns making its rounds and doing r it conid to repair the damage. Tele phone service was only temporarily obstructed and testing of wires took place this morning. The railroads "centering here suf fered much damage from last night's flood. There are no trains on the C, C. & L. today owing to the condition of the track. It is especially bad at Muncie. There was a washout on the G. II & T. and trains were annulled tnis morn ing because cf a washout up the road. Traction cars are not running to IndianapoLs, a serious washout hav ing occured on the line. BERTRAM ! JAIL Experiences Quite a Change of Living in Prison. Otto S. Bertram is now in the county jail. It is quite a change for one who is accustomed to home living all his life and he does not like it a bit. His wife visited him this morn ing and brought enough good things to eat to last him some time. Appli cation for a new trial will likely be made next week. FEDERAL BUILDING HAY RE STONE POSTMASTER SURFACE RE CEIVED AN ADDENDUM THIS MORNING ASKING ADDI TIONAL COST Between Br.ilding of Stone or Brick Result of Protest. Postmaster Surface received tl is morning from the supervising archi tect at Washington an addendum to the plans and specifications of the new Federal building asking contrac tors to state the additional cost in stone instead of brick. This adden dum was added on account of the red hot protest "sent by the Commer cial Club against the building being made of brick when stone, so much :rore beautiful, could be secured a"" a nominal increase in cost in our own state. Indiana limestone and sand stone has long been noted for its beauty and the citizens of Riclimond to a man are in favor of having the building made of such material and will do everything to that end. The addendum ii taken to mean that the architect possibly contemplates buibl ing the new Federal building of stone and it is the earnest wish of every citizen that stone instead of brick will be used. Loss Sustained by the Burning of the Cincinnati Car Barns. (By Associated Press.) Cincinnati, O., March 20. The Hewitt .avenue car barn , of the Cin cinati Traction company burned at 4 o'clock this morning. There were thirty summer cars consumed. Loss, $90,000, covered by insurance. PALlTolAY Will be Solemnly Observed Tomorrow TomoiTow is Palm Sunday. It is celebrated in commemor.it joi of the great festal day in Jerusalem, when Christ's triumphal entry mo that city was marked by cutting off branches of trees and strewing them in the roadway and other outbursts o welcome. It is one week in advance of Easter. Palms will be blessed at the Catholic churches and distributed to the people. It is understood there were plenty tar' and 'feathers ready and waiting at Centerville the other night, but the in tended victim did not materialize.' NINETr THOUSAND TERRIBLE :ST0RHS OVER COUNTRY SEVERAL DISTRICTS FLOODED ENTAILING GREAT LOSS OF PROPERTY. WATER STANDING IN CITIES Six Feet Deep Railroads Suffering Everywhere Little Loss of Life. ' Cincinnati, March 2G. The heavi est rainstorm in years throughout Ohio occurred last night," causing floods in al! tributaries of the Ohio. The big Miami at Hamilton rose fif teen feet in four hours, caused part ly by the breaking of the reservoir in lorth Hamilton. Two hundred fami lies were driven from their homes. Paper mills are flooded. Railway and traction lines are compelled to sus pend. All towns along the Big M;ami to North Bend sre flooded. The same is true of towns east of Cincinnati, from Lovcland to Coney sland. Blanchard river at Findlay invaded he city, stopping street cars and threatening business houses. 7.25 Inches Rain. Washing cn, ind., March 2G. The rainfall the last 24 hours was 7.25. White river is rising rapidly. Already p thousand dollars damage is done by the overflow in lowlands. Springfield, O., March 20. The worst flood in the town's history threw a thousand men out of employ ment and drove 25 families out of their homes and imprisoned others. The street car traffic is completely stopped. Policemen in boats are re moving families from houses. Grand Rapids Like Venice, Grand Rapids, Mich., March 26. On the west side of Grand Rapids 2,500 residences are surrounded by water. Many streets are three to live feet in water and the inhabitants must use boats to get about. Grand River this morning is the highest ever known. Cold weather is ex pected to check the flood. Louisville, Ivy., March 2G. Eight persons were injured and extensive damage done to the city and suburban property by the storm which swept over Louisville last night. The wind reached a velocity of sixty miles an hour. Rain fell in torrents, and the street car service was suspended for several hours. The roof of the Indus trial Reform school was blown off. A portion of the roof of the Masonic Widows' and Orphans' home was torn off. About one hundred and fifty houses were damaged. CHRISTIAN BE VIVAL A Glorious Week's Work Recorded. The great revival meetings at the Christian church do not abate in in terest or attendance, though they have been running for 'three weeks. This week has been, by far, the most successful, with largely increased au diences and many conversions. Tonight 1 "Evangelist T. J. f.egg presents another vital subject : "Pal pation in Type." There will be a baptism at the close of the serviee. The subject tomorrow morning de serves special mention; for it is a question in which all religious people Trhether outside of the chu-cli or in side, and oE whatever religious faith, should be deeply interested in. naue- ly: "What is the Christian Church.?" Services at 10:30 a m. The even ing subject, "The Church as tho last Apostle Saw It!' is equally deserving of mention. Service at 7:30 p. m. These meetings will conjinue duung t ext week. The orders of Knights Terrplar and Knight of Malta will be confenel I y Richmond Commandery next Mon- . day evening.