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' "Vv Q T Tjj) 7-J 71 THE WEATHER. Indiana: Showers, possibly thunderstorms tonight and Thurs day. Palladium job printing is up-to-date and at reasonable prices. Come in and get prices. WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1831. DAILY ESTABLISHEU 1878. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30. 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. E. REEVES DIED THIS 10II1 ONE OF RICHMOND'S OLDEST AND BEST KNOWN CITIZENS. AN OLD PIONEER GONE President of the First National Bank For Forty Years Biography. James E. Reeves is dead. One of Richmond 'r. best known and highly lespeeted citizens passed to his re ward this morning at his home, 222 north tenth street at 11:45. The deceased was born November 27, 1814, hi the village of Berkley, Gloucester county, New Jersey, which was also the birthplace of his father and mother, Mark and Ann (Ewan) Reeves, wiio in 1823, came to Rich mond with their family, consisting of two sons and two daughters. At this time the subject of this sketch was but sine yeirs of age. His tirst busi ness experience was obtained while clerking in the drug store of Dr. James R. Mendenhall, for one year, and he then went to Liberty, Ind., as salesman for Dr. Mendenhall in his dry goods store there. A year later 1 e accepted a position with his broth er, Mark E. Reeves, who opened a store in Washington (now Greens- fork). Mr. Reeves worked m this ft ore for eight years. At the end cf that time the brothers formed a partnership under the firm name of M. E. and J. E. Reeves. . This partnership continued for three years, when the junior member of the firm returned to Richmond and opened a general store. This was in February, 3S40, and the business was continued for eight years. Daring this time Mr. Reeves established a cotton factory, and, for two years, i uccessf ully conducted it . In 184S iie went to Cincinnati, O., -where he engaged in the wholesale boot and shoe, hat and cap and straw poods business. A year later he ad mitted his brother, Mark, to partner ship and in another year took in Isaac Stephens. The business was ;on linued until 1855, when, on account of failing health, Mr. Reeves returned to Richmond. He purchased one hundred acres of land west of the river and engaged :n farming for eight years. Farm work soon restored him to health and strength. In ISO!) he took up his resilience in this city and with lis brother, Mark, established the First National bank, it being the second national bank in Indiana. - Mr. Reeves was elected president of the bank and was annually re elected until failing health caused him to retire a year or two ago. The deceased was twice married. His first wife was Isabella Cornell, of Philadelphia. Of this marriage three children were born, only one of whom survives, James F. Reeves, of this city. Mrs. Reeves died in 1862. His second union was with Mrs. Han nah More Treland. Of this marriage two sons were born "William P. Reeves and Jessie S. Reeves. The deceased was an ardent Re publican, his first vote hiving been cast for William Henry Harrison for President, in 1836. Robert Morrisson appointed him as one of the three trustees to effect the purchase of what is now the Mor 1 isson-Re-nos library. In 18G5 Governor Morton appoint ed him treasurer of the Tn liana Agri cultural college, now Pur.Iuc univer sity. Mr. Reeves' life Avas inseparably connected with the history of this city. The funeral notice will be found in the regular place. STRUCK BY WHALE. (By Associated Press.) "Vladivastok, March 30. One of the mines in Passiet bay. was struck by a whale, whose mutilated body was vashed ashore. JAIE JESSE PARKER Bought Blacksmith Shop at Fountain City. Charles Dormer of Fountain City has sold his blacksmith shop to Jesse Parker of this city. Mr. Dormer in tends moving to Montpelier and Mr. Parker will soon leave here for Fountain City, with his family. BASEBALL A Great Game , at Muncie Next Sun day. Manager Bobby Hart, of the polo players' baseball team, which wall cross bats at the Athletic park, Mun cie, next Sunday with the Muncie team, announces that his line-up is complete and all the players will be an hand fr the game. The contest will open the baseball season in Muncie and is attracting general interest. Manager Stroup, of the Muncij team, has had his men out for several work-outs and the team will go in the field in good condition. The line-up of the two teams fol lows: Polo Players. Position. Muncie Jessup Catch.. Hall or Wolf Lewis Pitch Hiatt Bannon First base Decker Fields or Cameron . . Second base Stroup Hart Third base Bates Bone Shortstop. . .Richmond Gardner Left field Eaton Lyons Center field . .Hawkins Higgins ... Right field Golliver. The polo players all have good rep utations as baseball players, and. with a little practice together, this team would undoubtedly prove a strong 01. It is thought, however, that they will not be able to put up ihe game they are capable of putting up as nona of them have had a base ball in their hands since last fall. Jessup wiil make a good backstop for the polo players, and if Lewis can get himself in shape, it is safe to say the Muncie team will not score many runs. GREEK OR IRISH Dan McManus, Ed McNaUy and Geo. Staubach Couldn't Tell. A young foreigner arrived in the city vestertlav who had no knowledge of' our language. Officer McManus was approached by the stranger, who tried to tell his troubles, but the of ficer couldn't understand him. He thought he was Irish, and asked Of ficer McXally's advice about the matter, but it seems as if Sw couldn't tell. Officer Staubach decided that he wasn't German, so McManus was up a tree. Then the thought dawned up on him that maybe he was Greek, and look him around to "John's" place on north ninth street, and he soon discovered it was a lucky strike. He was Greek sure enough, and was soon at home among friends. RIAL MEIERS It Takes $75,000 to Pay Them in In diana For One Month. The total salaries to be handed out to the 1,563 rural mail carriers throughout Indiana at the end of the present month is $75,000. Frank L. Richman, cashier at tbe pes-f office at Indianapolis, has just finirhed mak ing out tha checks for the above amount. The number of carriers on the Marcii ;y roll exceeds that of previous months. DEATHS AND FUNERALS Brown. The funeral of John Brown, the old soldier who died Sun day morning at his room, 23 south ninth streei, took place yesterday from the undertaking parlors of Wil son & Pohlmeyer. Services by Rev. E. O. Ellis. The interment was in the soldiers' lot. at Earlham ceme tery. The pall-bearers were Wil liam Arnold, William Lemon, Ilenrv Porter, Joseph Brush, W. K. Young and William Baumer Reeve.r Died at his late residence, 222 north tenth street, this (Wednes day) morning at 11:45, James E. Reeves, in the ninetieth year of his age. Notice of the funeral will be given later. GRACE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH ELECTS DELEGATES TO CON FERENCE AND OTHER CHURCH OFFICERS. QUARTERLY CONFERENCE Expresses Its Appreciation of the Pastor, Rev. II. S. Marble, and Presiding Elder HttL At a recent election held by the members of Grace Methodist Episco pal church Mr. Horace M. Kramer was elected lay delegate to the lay electoral conference to be held at Muncie, Ind., April 8, 1904. Members of the quarterly confer ence of Grace Methodist Episcopal church in Richmond, Ind., for the con ference year 1904-5: Trustees T. A. Mott, D. B. Strat ton, Alonzo Girton, Horace Kramer and George W. Miller. Stewards R. M. Lacy, George M. Worley, F. F. Riggs, Henry Town send, Alden Mote, Fred S. Butler, J. L. Garver, Dr. A. E. Price, Clarence Kramer, Everett R. Lemon and James A. Turner. Class Leaders Mrs. George IT. Hill, Mrs. Anna Dougktj7, George M. Worley, Mrs. Frances Kelley, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Haughton, J. Will Mount, Mrs. Alden Mote, Miss Jessie B. Dulin, Mrs. Elsie M. Turner. Sunday-school Superintendent T. A. Mott. Epworth League President Clar ence Kramer. Local Elder Dr. R. E. Haughton. Recording Steward Alden Mote. District Steward J. L. Garver. Honorary Members. President of the Woman's Foreign (Continued on last page.) THE SOUTHERN fflDIAHA TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION WILL MEET IN INDIANAPOLIS TOMORROW. PROMINENT EDUCATORS From the East and Canada Will Make Addresses An Excellent Program. The custom of Indiana teachers is to meet in general association once each year, usually during the holi days, and in the spring, about April 1st, they meet in two district asso ciations, Northern Indiana and South ern Indiana Teachers' associations. The southern association will meet tomorrow ivening at Indianapolis and continue in session until Saturday morning. The committee who planned this association and prepared its program had in mind both the pleasure and profit, intellectually speaking, of all the pedagogues who will be fortunate enough to partici pate in the exercises. Among the prominent names on the program are Bliss Perry, editor of the Atlantic Monthly; James L. Hughes, inspector of schools, Toronto, Can.; Wilbur F. Gordy, Hartford, Conn.; Florence Holbrook, Chicago, and El mer B. Bryan, late of the Philippine Islands. MINE ON FIRE. Houghton, Mich., March 30.r Quincy mine is on fire in No. 7 shaft. 01 HUNDRED ANO FIFTEEN CONVERSIONS THE. RESULT OF THE REVIVAL AT FIRST M. E. CHURCH. THE PASTOR, REV. NETHERCUT Gratified Over the Result Rev. Reed ;'WiUs,lemigliCdi- "Slum' 'Life' Christian Revival. The meeting last night at the First Methodist Episcopal church was the greatest that has been held since the, beginning of the series. The auditorium was packed and it was necessary to open the Sunday school room. After a stirring ser mon by the evangelist the invitation was given and twenty-three persons came forward and knelt at the altar and accepted Christ as their personal Savior. Tonight Evangelist Reed will give his great lecture on "Slum Life." He was for years engaged in slum work in Liverpool, England. The lecture will be illustrated with stereopficon views, taken by the evangelist him self. This lecture will be very help ful. There have been one hundred and fifteen persons converted during the meetings. There will be services Thursday evening. Christian Church. . Unusual interest was manifested at the revival services at the Christian church last evening when Rev. T. J. Legg, who is conducting the revival, addressed his attentive listeners on the subject, "Conversion of a Na tional Cabinet Officer," a most inter esting theme. There were six conver sions last evening. Tonight at 7:30 Mr. Legg will speak on JJ Wise Man, Foolish Man." GAME ROOSTERS HAVE MEETING ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR OWN ERS FROM RICHMOND AND NEW MADISON. $350 CHANGE HANDS Great Sport Carried on and the "Sports" Are Unmolested. Monday night a few Richmond men who are the possessors of game roost ers with lighting proclivities, with a like number from New Madison, Ohio, proceeded to a secluded spot about fifteen miles away and had a regular "meet." There was quite a goodly number in the bunch and the "sport was carried on high handed, the Pal ladium is informed, until the hours grew small. There was considerable money up on the results, and one Richmond man was lucky enough to carry off sev eral prizes. About $350 changed Jands. The Richmond roosters wov every battle. It was brTd da hchi before the Richmond contingent reached home. The Palladium undci-OiMds anothei meeting is bei ij arra'.grd. ALL RENOMINATED. (By Associated Press.) Philadelphia, Pa., March 30. The Republicans today renominated the present congressman inthe first, sec ond, third, fourth, fifth and ?ixth dis tricts, r-.ii ! ,:-" A ) . ; ':) STRIK JY COff , Thrown From Track by Train and Was Killed. Burnside, Ky., March 30. Norton Morgan and son, Oscar, aged four teen years, Avere killed today by being struck by a cow thrown from a track by a train on the Queen & Cresent, near Tateville. IDElTOlHEN i Suit Brought Against an Estate to Recover $100,000. Modern Woodmen of this city will be interested in the following dis patch from Iowa : Sioux City, la., March 30. The Modern Woodmen of America yester day filed a suit in the United States court to recover judgment for $100, 000 against the estate of the late E. H. McCutchen, a former Holstein banker, aod twenty-one sureties upon an indemnity bond for $200,000. The judgment is demanded for moneys which were on deposit in the private bank of E. M. McCutchen & company at Holstein at the time oi the death of E. II. McCutchen. in January, 1J04. "The Modern Woodmen claim to have been triable to secure the return of their $100,000, which was on de posit, and the bondsmen are asked to stand good for the alleged loss." A Dull Place on a Rainy Day. The court house was unusually quiet today and it is usually so when court is not in session and the weath er is bad. William H. Kelley, attorney, peti tions court to grant Jacob H. Beckel and Catharine D. Beckel the privi lege of adopting Leon Stanley, a mi nor. They state in the petition that they are financially able and other wise competent to care for and edu cate the child. Dick Smith, the genial sheriff of Wayne county, has been very restless during the last few days of the com ing spring. A thought struck him. "I go a ,-hing," and all prepai-a-tions are made to go tomorrow an see the end of -March on the silent banks of some nearby creek or iver. Clerk Haas is a good wader and will go along to Avade in to the br.nks where he can cast his hook in' deep v.'ater. The sheriff has so nviny prisoners now that he wanty them to have some delicacies from the f'-esh water streams before the end of J ent. The i alladium got a scoop on this bit of news. It will report results on Sat urday and believes that Mr. Haas can be relied on for the truth. BELGRADE LEVEE ' BROKE TODAY HOUSES WASHED AWAY AND LIVE STOCK WERE DROWNED. WEST PORT ABANDONED Ohio Southwestern Track Washed Out For More Than a Mile Ilain Falling. (By Associated Press.) - Vincennes, Ind., March 30. The Belgrade levee, eight miles north of here on the Illinois ?idc, broke to day. Houses were washed avay and live stock .irowned. West Port was abandoned. Two-thirds of Lawrence county is under water. The Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern railroad traclo washed oul more than a mile. The largest trestles are in danger A bard rain is falling. OURT HOUSE REID MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETS TONIGHT TO SELECT FLAN FROM WHICH HOSPITAL Will be Bnilt-All the Local Archi tects Interested. The building committee of the Reed Memorial hospital will have a meeting tonight. The three local ar chitects Marlatt & Dosier, Haseeos- ter and Kaufman have each pre pared plans, and they are certainly as fine as any architect in the country would have or could submit. The committee will look over the plans, adopt one of them, make what changes they deem necessary and then call for detailed specifications. Aftei this is all done, bids wrill be called for. ; SOCIAL EVENT Rev. Wm. Hogan and Family Eater tain A Few Friends. Among our colored citizens there is none mere wrorthy of recognition than Rev, Wm. Hogau, his wife and daughter, "Miss Bertha, whose beaut i nil home is 520 north nineteenth street. They have been residents of Richmond about thirty years, an I, during that period, by strict econ omy and industry, have accumulated several pieces of valuable property, besides their palatial residence, which ts equipped wTith all the modern im provements. Rev, .. Hogan and wife invited a company of friends to dinner yester day, which was an elegant spread, and consisted of all the choice edibles of the season, and was skilfully pre pared, tempting the appetites of those who partook of it. The following guests were present: Rev. Hypes and wife, pastor of Akron hotel mission church; Rev. Winchester and wife, evangelist, and P. Outland. After the dinner feast the company were escorted to the handsome parlcr. and Rev. Winchester and wife sang a number of beautiful sacred songs that would touch the heart of the most ob durate sinner. Another interesting feature of the occasion was the Bible reading from the 21st chapter, Sec ond Samuei, each person reading a verse by turn which closed, with sev eral fervent prayers that kindled a name of love in the hearts of all pres ent. The company feeling they had spent 1 very profitable day, thanking Rev. Hogan and his estimable Christian wife for their kind welcome and ele gant dinner, departed. G. A. R. Twenty-Second Anniversary of Sol. Meredith Post Celebrated To morrow Evening. ! Sol. Meredith Post,' G. A. R.,- will celebrate its twenty-second anniver sary tomorrow evening at the G. A. E. hall. A large attendance is de sired. A program will Doors open at 8 p.m. be given. WAR NEWS. (By Associated Press.) Chee Fojj March 30. The captain; one passenger and one member of the crew of th Japanese coasting steam er Hanyei arrived at Teng Chow to day, and the wire reported the Han 3'ei was sunk by the Russian fleet March 27 near Miatae Islands. The remainder of the crew snd passengors, numbering seventeen were captured. Seoul, March 30. The Japanese advance occupied Haiju sonport,south of Anju, March 27tb. New Chwang, March 30. The United States gunboat Helena wag qi dered ' to Shankhai.