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WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881.
DAILY ESTABLISHED 1876.
RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1904.
ONE CENT A COPY.
MRS. ALICE HILL
TO THE INTERVIEW WITH OTTO
f S. BERTRAM PUBLISHED
Commented Upon "I Wear thePalm
of Victory" Says the Writer.
To the Editor of the Palladium:
Yes, Bertram will soon wear the
convict's stripes in vindication of law
aiid justice and in punishment of the
debauchery of a child. And if he
wore them the rest of his life it would
only be a drop in the bucket of what
is justly due him.
He says he is a victim of a con
spiracy. The truth is he is a victim
of his own uncontrollable disposition.
He also says the verdict is not at all
satisfactory, but nine-tenths of the
community say "Amen."
I have always been a Arm believer
in an over ruling Providence which
hast been my guiding star in my great
secret sorrow and have rememoerea
the words of the Psalmist that De
liverance will come and it did come
when I ran away and got married.
I told a story about my age in self
protection that I might get away
from that den of infamy and the hu
man hyenas in it, and if you will
take the trouble to ask the respectable
people of Centerville you will find
that some people who bore false testi
mony about me and perjured them
selves that ink, the blackest made
would make a white mark on their
character and souls. I trust and
thank God that in the estimation of
the good citizens where both sides are
known, I wear the Palm of Victory
and I can see the hidden hand of the
Creator of the universe in His allwise
support of the old adage, "truth will
pre vail,' ' and may He give a crown
of glory to the twelve good men who
set the stamp of condemnation on
false swearing and perjury and again
shows to them who trust in Him, that
deliverance will come.
About my mother's statement that
she loved me as ardently as when a
babe, that may be so, and yet proves
no love for me. Is there another
mother in the land that would do
what she has done.
Attorney John Robbins had facts
to talk about and can substantiate all
he has said, and as to the Hill family
they firmly and kindly told me I
should be protected.
Alice Delap Hill.
Divorces Granted and New Suits Filed
With the Clerk.
Bernadina Imhoff sues the estate of
Marie Imhoff, for $1,S35.00.
Philip Franzman, existing partner
in the business of Franzman & Jame-
filed final settlement.
Cora Van Aerman Peters and Hil-
&sxy A. Van Aerman, executrices,
made yearly settlement in the estate
of Thos. Van Aerman.
.Letters of administration were
granted to Henry C. Starr on the es
tate of John Brown. Bond, .$200.
Sarah Overpeck filed her bond of
$1,000 as executrix of estate of John
INSTRUCTED FOR ROOSEVELT.
Harrisburg, Pa., April f.The Re
publican state convention nominated
John P. Elkin for supremo court jus
tice today. Governor Pennypacker,
James Kherson, of Philadelphia. O.'
D. Blenkley. of Franklin, and Francis
L. Robbins, of Pittsburg, were elect
ed delegates at large to the national
Invention and instructed for Roosevelt.
The trustees of Wayne township
are settling quarterly poor accounts
with the county commissioners today.
SArE IN PEN.
Deputy Sheriff Bailey returned last
night from Jefferson ville where he
had taken William II. Artis. He said
Artis took his dose philosophically
and seemed happy and contented.
A JOINT CONFERENCE.
(By Associated Press.)
Oskaloosa, Iowa, April 6. An offi
cial call from the miners headquarters
here has been issued for a joint meet
ing of operators and miners on April
11 at which it is certain that an agree
ment will be reached and a strike
of thirteen thousand miners will be
ended within a week.
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ALL QUIET ON YALU.
(By Associated Press.)
St. Petersburg, April 6. All is
quiet on the Yalu. In an exchange of
shots near Wiju the Russians had no
losses. Five Japanese are killed.
DAUGHTERS OF POCAHONTAS
GATHERED IN LARGE NUM
BERS IN THE CITY
AUXILIARY TO RED MEN
Work in the Degrees Exemplified on
Several Candidates Yesterday
The district gathering of the
Daughters, of Pocahontas, the worn
ens' auxiliary to the order of Red
Men, took place here yesterday. More
than 100 delegates, representing the
seventeen councils of the district are
present. The order of Red Men in
this district is very flourishing as is
also the ladies' auxiliary. The mem
bership has shown ' very rapid
growth during the past
year. The district meeting was held
in the afternoon in the Hittle Block,
the session opening at 1 o7co!ek.
Work in the Past Chief and Great
Prophet degrees was the first exem
plified on several candidates. Mrs.
Mary Sapper, of Noblesville, was in
charge. At six o'clock last evening
supper was served and from 0:30 to
7:30 there was an "open" ho., O.
A. Robinson of Greenfield, giving tl.e
address. After this there was work
by teams from Winchester and Cam
bridge City. These teams together
vwiu a large numoer oi delegates ar
rived yesterday and spent the fore
noon in viewing the city.
Several of the Great Council offi
cers of the state were in attendance.
Gets Too Much Gas For the Second
Time This Week.
William Brennan, while fixing a
gas main near the Westcott hotel, last
night, inhaled too much gas and be
came deathly sick for a time. He is
out again toda3
For Extradition Signed by Secretary
Hay and Cuban Mirister.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington. April 0. Se:-retarv
Hay and Senor Oueseda. Cuban min
ister, today signed th-.i treaty for ex
KANSAS CITY ELECTION.
Kansas City, April G. Jay II. Neff.
Republican, was elected nvyor by a
plurality of nearly 2,000. All the
Republican ticket was elected, except
the police judge. The candidate of
both the Democratic factions and
Labor party has a plurality of 47.
CONTRACT WITH L.. H. & P. CO.
WELL EXPIRE NEXT SEP
TEMBER. NO SAVING BUT
Will be the Result When the City
Takes Hold Good Showing
There is a big season of work ahead
for the management of the municipal
light plant, but, when the work is
completed, it is believed there will
be a better chance than ever before
for a revenue-produeing plant.
The contract for the lighting of
the city streets, which is now held
by the Richmond Light, Heat &
Power company, will expire on Sep
tember 1st. Before that date arrives
the city will have completed the work
of erecting its own street lighting system.-
It expects to produce the street
lights at a cost of $75 each, whereas,
the present contract with the L., H,
& P. Co. costs the city $90.
Owing to the fact that many more
lights will be used than at present the
total cost per year will likely run
about the same as at present ,Tbe
actual saving in money to the city
will not be great in comparison to
the lighting bills at present but when
the fact is taken into consideration
that many more lights will be used
the benefit is apparent.
The city officers and. light com
missioners have made a good showing
with the p:ant since its installation.
The report of the municipal plant yes
terday, published in the Palladium,
showed earnings of $702.72 for tl:e
month of March. Every month a
balance remains on the right side of
the ledger, and, when, considering the
storms through which the municipal
light plant has been guided, the show
ing is very fine, and the citizens of
Richmond should help make the bal
ance of earnings larger each year.
Have a Big Meeting at Indianapolis
The Prohibitionists of the state
met in convention at Indianapolis yes
terday, about 1,500 delegates being
present. They chose delegates to the
national convention, nominated can
didates for congress, presidential elec
tors and judicial benches. State
Chairman Xewlin presided.
Prof. Cyrus W. Hodgin, of this
city, was elected a delegate to the na
Will be Chairman of the Republican
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, April 6. Former Sec
retary Root will be temporary chair
man and Speaker Cannon permanent
chairman of the Republican national
convention. This arrangement was
made by leading Republicans here to
day and approved by those elsewhere.
Report For the Year Ready For Pub
lication. The city missionary, Mrs. Libbie
Candler, handed in her yearly report
today, but owing to its length, the
Palladium will not be able to publish
it. until tomorrow.
Grace M. E. Epworth league will
have a business meeting tonight at
the church. A good attendance is de
FOR LICENSE TO SELL LIQUOR
ON NORTH EIGHTH
Frank Besselman, This Morning, De
cided He Didn't Want a
The liquor license application of
Frank Besselman, over which there
has been so much talk for a few days,
came to a sudden ending this morning.
Mr. Besselman 's attorney appeared
before the county commissioners and
withdrew the application, this sud
denly terminating the whole matter.
The remonstrance presented by
such reputable citizens as signed it,
and the interest taken by the clergy
man, proved too much in the case
and it was thought advisable to with
draw the application.
Contract for New Building and Steam
The board of trustees of White 's
Institute met last Friday and Sat
urday at Wabash. John II. Johnson
of this city is a member. Contracts
for a new building to replace the one
consumed by fire some time ago and
a steam heating plant were let. Con
tracts for building was let to John
Hipskind & Son of U abash for
$7,000 and the steam heating was let
to Hipskind & Hipskind for $5,000.
Was a Feature at the Christian
Church Revival Last Night.
The revival meetings at the Chris
tian church continue with increased
interest and most encouraging results,
there being additions now at every
Last night a crowded house listened
to a masterly presentation of the
great question, "Did Jesus Christ
Rise From the Dead? "
Evangelist T. J. Legg will preacii
tonight on "Things to which Salva
tion is Ascribed."
A feature of last night's service
was a male quartet. There will be
special music at each service. Serv
ice begins at 7:30.
All the Methodist ministers of the
city are attending conference at Mun
His Condition Still Serious, but Im
proving. Nathan Lamar, who has been suf
fering with pneumonia for some time,
is still in a serious condition, but the
physician in attendance says he is
improving day by day.
Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting to be
Held Next Week.
The twenty-eighth annual meeting
of the W oman's Missionary Societies
of Whitewater Presbytery will be
held next Tuesday and Wednesday in
the Presbyterian church at Liberty,
Ind. The program will consist of pa
pers and talks on missionary work in
the various parts of the . world. A
large number of women will go from
here. The delegate from the First
Presbyterian church is Miss Virginia
Colburn. Besides the regular candi
dates from the three Presbyterian
churches many members will attend.
WORKMAN'S LAMP EXPLODES.
By Associated Press.)
New York, April 6. The wood
work in the subway under construc
tion took fire from the explosion of a
workman's lamp at Broadway and
Fulton streets. The firemen extin
guished it in half an hour.
Workmen in the subway escaped
through an opening cut for them at
Day street. Telegraph and telephone
wires in the street had the insulation
burned off. Six thousand wires in
one telephone exchange were put out
FIRE CAUSES DEATH OF FIVE.
(By Associated Press.)
Mt. Vernon, N. Y. April 6. Five
persons lost their lives in a fire here
today in Columbia hall building. They
are Nathan Frey, Isadore, Helen and
Henry Frey, children and Gussie
Dehring, aged ten. Mrs. Rebecca Frey
is dying, Mrs. Asa Barry badly
burned, and Mrs. Lavign overcome by
A BIG TIME
FOR THE 0. E. S.
MEETING AND BANQUET TO BE
HELD THURSDAY EVENING
FIFTY RICHMOND PEOPLE
Will Go Up on the C, C. & L. In
iatory Work to be Given and
a Large Banquet Spread.
The O. E. S. will have one of its
"big times" Thursday evening, when
a grand banquet and meeting of this
district will be held at Williamsburg.
The local lodge has received an invi
tation to be present and assist in the
initiatory work, together with lodges
from about ten towns around here,
and the Richmond members look for
ward to a grand time, as Williams
burg, for all its -smallness, has the
reputation for being able to royally
entertain visitors. After the initia-
tory work and the other events on the
program, a sumptuous banquet will
be spread in the hall. The Richmond
delegation will be composed of about
fifty Of the Loyal chapter, O. E. S.,
and will go up in the afternoon on
the C, C. & L. railroad. Williams
burg expects to entertain over a hun
dred guests that evening. All those
who are going anticipate a great time.
James Meyers was fined in police
court for assault.
John Beecher arrested last night
for peddling along Main street and
annoying people was fired out of
JAMES E. COLLINS
Died This Morning at Muncie
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Sulivan, of
913 north G street, this city, received
word this morning of the death of
their son-in-law, James E. Collins, of
Muncie. The cause of Mr. Collins '
death was an aggravated fistula, from
which he suffered for eleven weeks.
He died this morning at 3 o'clock,
aged 33 years.
It will be remembered that a few
years ago Mr. Collins married Miss
Alice Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Patrick Sullivan, of this city,
and they at once took up their resi
dence in Muncie, where Mr. Collirs
was in the grocery business. Besides
the widow, Mr. Collins leaver one
child to mourn his loss; for h' was
an excellent gentleman and had hosts
Mr. and Mrs. Sullivon left for
Muncie this morning.
Mrs. Dr. Hill and daughter are in
Muncie attending conference.
FATHER OF MRS. DR. JOHN M.
WAMPLER, OF THIS CITY,
Lived in Decatur County All His Life
Elder in Presbyterian
Mrs. Dr. John M. Wampler, of this
city, left yesterday for Greensburg,
called there by the illness of her
father, Judge Bonner. A dispatch
from Greensburg tells of his death:
Greensburg, Ind., April . 6. Judge
Samuel A. Bonner, one of the most
widely known jurists in Indiana, died
at his home in this city at 8:30
o'clock. His death wras the result of
an attack of heart disease, which he
suffered Saturdajr and from Avhich he
Judge Bonner was seventy-seven
years old. He lived in Decatur coun
ty all his life. His family is one of
the oldest and best known in south
eastern Indiana. He early engaged in
the practice of law and attained en
viable distinction in his profession.
He was judge of the circuit court
here for twelve years. At the time
of his death he was one of the trus
tees of the Indiana Institution for
the Deaf and Dumb. He was an
elder in the Presbyterian church and
always took an active interest in re
ligious and charitable work.
FOR MAYOR SUCH IS THE IN
TENTION OF THE RICH
When a Committee Appointed For
the Purpose Will Report the
Name of a Candidate.
The called meeting of the Demo
crats occured last night at G. A. R.
hall, for the purpose of considering
matters of interest to the Democratic
party in this citjr. It looks, from in
dications, as if a full ticket would
not be nominated. They are after
Dr. Zimmerman's scalp ilone, and,
for this purpose, a committee was ap
pointed last night to meef next Thursr
day night in the city hall and select a
victim for slaughter. Who that party
will be is not known at present, but
the committee will select some one
and report his name. The following
named persons from the different
wards will constitute the committee:
First Ward Henry Farwig. ;
Second Ward Michael Kelley.
Third Ward-Charles Madatt
Fourth Ward Wm. H. Rosa.
Fifth Ward Clifton ' Men ill
Sixth Ward John M. Lontz.
Seventh Ward John M. HuUUin
The meeting was very well attended
This Time, But Right Here in In
(By Associated Press.)
Waterloo, Ind., April 6. Frank
Foltz killed Wm. Swigart, at Auburn
last1 night,' the result of a previous
(quarrel. 1 . t t :
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