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1 o THE "WEATHER. Generally fair, continued cool tonight and Thursday. Palladium job printing is up-to-date and at reasonable prices. Come in and get prices. LJ WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881. DAILY ESTABLISHED 18C6. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUU. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. Y Tj) 11-71 71 !v- i fib I -; 1 cRl(Ti i-Tl H Tl TfTi ij r SHERIFF SMITH'S BUE S j COST HIM FIVE DOLLARS BE CAUSE THE OTHER FEL LOW WAS "NEXT." A VALUABLE LESSON Taught Which Will Likely Not be Heeded Owing to Contrary Proclivities. There is no more practical joker in Wayne county than our geneial sheriff, Richard Smith. He would rather play a trick or spring a "new" ne on somebody than eat a his dinner, and we all know he loves the latter. The following from the Indianapolis Journal tells of one of Dick's .iokes: "Sheriff 'Dick' Smith, of Wayne county, who was in the city yester day, tells the following story on him self. He has had occasion a number of times to visit one of the small towns of his county, and each time he arrived in the town he became in volved in an argument, which usually ended in a bet, which was made with one of the village characters. On one of his last trips he noticed a large number of crates full of tin cans standing in front of the principal store of the place. "Smith cautiously walked around the crates and took the trouble to count them. In all there were 138 crates in the pile. He then walked quickly away from the place and ap proached his betting friend from an entirely different direction. After talking for a few minutes Smith re marked abont the large number of crates standing on the sidewalk, and asked his friend how many there was there. His friend said that he had no idea. "Then Smith, to make it interest ing, said that he would make a -5 bet on the number of crates in the pile, and each one of the bettors to get one guess. This satisfied the friend, so they each guessed. Smith had the first guess, and, not to make the affair look suspicions, he guessed that thre were 12S craies in the pile. "But the friend was to sham for him, and, when it came to his g';ss, he said that there were 130 crates in the pile. S:r.ith, after bewailing the loss, wanted to know how his frl'Mid knew. Th friend then rnv. t!.;T in formed hiai that he jivt finished counting the pile. Sniith swears ihat he Avill never bet on a sure thing again." The Palladium knows several good ones on Dick that wo aid n't look well in print, b'H they an; real good, and can be had for the asking. A Dayton & Western street car conductor reported the following fun ny incident that occurred on his car about a month ago: The car was go ing east and there were several pas sengers aboard. At one of the stops in the country a fellow got on wear ing rubber boots, torn overalls, long hair, hickorv shirt and Russian "spinnaeh." Several of the passen gers observed him closely and as i-f many smiles passed through the car as could be "smoled" with discretion. But the fellow soon noticed that his general contour was -the subject of , mirth, but he "saith not a word," only stared vacantly at one and then the other. He scarcely moved a mus cle, while people chatted and laughed, and carried on as passengers usually do while riding on interurban cars. The silent man at this juncture reached for the bell cord, cave it a vigorous pull, and pulling his "jeans" up, straightened himself at full length and remarked: "You people have been lafin' at me (and milliner out his rairsn it, and showed his auditors several greenbacks) I've got plenty money, and ef you keer to jest examine the Prible county records you'll find I hev 200 akres of land. You people -iin Jaf at a "poor" man if you want to, and he raced through" the catlike the wild man of Borneo, before the passengers had time to collect their thoughts. WEST VIRGINIA CONVENTION. (By Associated Press.) Charleston, W. Va., April 13. It is now conceded that Senators FJkins and Scott and J. S. Caldwell, of Huntington, will be three delegates to the national Republican conven tion. There is a nice contest for the fourth place between Governor White and United States District Attorney Atkinson, with a possibility that Col. H. Schmulbach, of Wheeling, will beat them both. Senator Scott will probably be the temporary chairman and deliver the key note speech to morrow when the convention assem bles. . 'JLiii A BIG FIRE. (By Associated Press.) Wilkesbarre, Pa., April 13. The flour mill of the Miner Hill Flour company at Miners' Hill, burned to day; also two grain elevators and two houses. Loss $150,000. THURSDAY NIGHT FROM INDICATIONS IT WILL BE A GREAT SUCCESS. THE LIST OF SPEAKERS Who Will Expatiate on the Advan tages of the Movement. From present indications it now looks as if the mass meeting of citi zens at the Phillips opera house Thursday night would be a great suc cess. Eveiwthing is now in readiness for a good meeting and buttons will sell well. The following persons will speak : Hon. Henry U. Johnosn. Hon. Charles E. Shiveley. ' Rev. Father Roell. Prof.' D. W. Dennis. Rev. Feeger. - WAYNE CO. CASE Behjg Tried in the Henry County Circuit Court. (New Castle Press.) The case of Mrs. D. W. Deardorf vs. the Pennsylvania Railroad com pany was brought tip for trial today in Henry circuit ?ourt on change of venue from Wayne county. The plain tiff asks damages to the amount of $10,000 on account of the death of her husband four years ago at Hagerstown. Deardorff Avas a mail clerk and fell from the train as it was passing through Hagerstown. John L. Rupe, of Richmond, and W. A. Brown are attorneys for the rail road, and John F. Robbins, of Rich mond, attorney for the plaintiff. MEETING OF CIVIC IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE. There will be a public meeting of the Civic Improvement league Tues day, April 19th, at the Commercial club room at 7:30 o'clock. At that time the chairman of each committee will read a report to the public, to be followed by a general discussion. A nucleus of a library on 'civic im provement has been established at Garfield school building, in charge of Prof. Heironimus. Robinson's work on "The Improvement of Towns and Cities" will be the text book for the year. There is a copy of this book in the library and three copies among the members. Access to the loan of this book can be had by applying to Prof. Heironimus at Garfield school building. David W. Stevenson, Secretary. Elwood Morris, President. PRIMARY EXAMINATIONS. County Superintendent Jordan in forms the Palladium that primary ex aminations will hereafter be held on the last Saturday in March, April, May, June, July and August. BUTTON lid ABOOIW FACTORY ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ART AND CHANDE LIER BRASS WORKS Will Build a New Factory Election of Officers and Other Business. The annual meeting of the dire tors of the Chandelier and Art Brass works was held last evening. Report? were read giving a very satisfaelory showing for the first year's bs,iness Since the starting of the factory i? this city there has been a decided and steady increase in the amount f bus iness done and this manufaeturi;;,! company fills a gap in the" list -f Richmond's list of manufactures. The company has now, after its first yea ' entirely outgrown all its present fac!1 ities, so greatly, has the business in creased, and they are now compelled to build a new factory, the location of which will be decided upon in a few days. The company has three or four different localities under considera tion in this city and has rceived sev eral very flattering propositions frorr other cities to move the factonr t those places. Since the faetory has been under the control of the pres ent wise and efficient business men the output has been doubled and the prospects for the coming year are very bright. The following officers were chosen last night: President Judson R. Rupe. C Vice President W. H. Campbell. Treasurer S. W. Gaar. Secretary O. C. Smith, of Koko mo. The board of directors is as fol lows: J. R. Rupe, II. C. Teeter, of Hagerstown; S. W. Gaar, H. L. Ash ley, Sharon Jones, W. H. Campbell. The capital stock is $50,000, ai.'d has all been sold. The company will soon branch out and take uP an additional line ol manufactures. In addition t its regular line, which has been very en couraging, the company will soon manufacture stepladders, for which there is, without a doubt, a great de mand, and the prospects in both lines are very bright for the coming year. mmiW Will Give a Splendid Entertainment Friday Night. An original of one of the "Bowers" ccrtoons foi ths Indian apolis New3 is to b3 sejn in Craw ford's window, on wesi Main street, having for its subject the Japanese Russian situation, and bing an ad mirabe piecs of drawm:;. Mr. Bowers is an extreme westerner, originally from Orego;:. but ha7:::g done work t;i San Fr-veise.' papers. He has Yeen connected with" the metropoli tan press i.i "New York and his p.cs sti residence in Indianapolis in the middle west gives him a still wider audience. His illustrated talk, on Friday night in hign sc,jm hall will doubtless be one of the most interest in:? entertainments ?i'cn in Richmond tnis season. POPE NOT INDISPOSED. (By Associated Press.) Rome April 13-Secretary Lapponi authorized the denial of . the report of the Pope's' illness. The pope re ceived a number of visitors today. SNOW TWO INCHES DEEP. Cumberland, Md., April 13. Snow fell here and throughout the western part of Maryland today, be ing two inches deep at some points. . CARTOONIST GEO. B. DOUGAN OF THIS CITY TIED FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE INDIANA TRAP SHOOTERS' LEAGUE. FIFTEEN ADDI TIONAL SHARES Of Stock Purchased by Mr. Dougan Eighth Annual Shoot Yesterday. ' Over forty members of the Indi State Trap Shooters' league partici pated in the first day's event of its eighth annual shoot, held at the grounds of the Indianapolis Gun club, west of Indianapolis, yesterday morn ing and afternoon. A cold, raw wind blew across the field the entire day and made shoot in? difficult, but, not withstanding this, some excellent scores were made. At the close of the shooting twt men were tied for the trophy. Ed. Foust, of Warren, and Mr. Dougan, of Richmond, held this place, break ing 44 out of a possible 50 targets J. L. Head, of Peru, was second, with a total of 43 out of a possible 50. and several shooters were tied foi third place with 42, among the lat ter being Dr. Britton, of Indianapolis. The fifty final targets will be shot to day and will doubtless excite great interest as the race i-5 close. Mr. Dougan, of Richmond, bough; fifteen additional shares of the club c stock yesterday in addition to those already held by him. II NEVS FROM THE FAR EAST (By Asoeiated Press.) St. Petersburg April 13. Grand Duke Vladimir, unele of the emperor, received a telegram today saying that his son, the Grand Duke Cyril, was wounded at Port Arthur. Rumors are afloat indicating that he had been in a fight at Port Arhtur, but no de tails are obtainable, except the loss of the Petropavlovsk, and another re port is that the Grand Duke Boris telegraphed Vladimir that Petropav lovsky had been blown up by striking a Russian mine, only four officers es caping. Cyril's wound is slight. The telegram did not state the losses of the erew. London, April 13. The Westmins ter Gazette publishes a Paris rumor that Vce Admiral Makaroff has been taken prisoner. Tokio, April 13. An official tele gram received Tuesday from Wiju says that a company of Russians, who were attempting to cross the stream west of Wiju, were driven back by the Japanese. Twenty dead Russians were found after the fight. St. Petersburg, April 13. It is of ficially announced that Vice Admiral Makaroff was drowned by the sinking of the Petrapovlask. St. Petersburg, April 13. A semi official telegram announces! that the Russian battleship Petropavlovsk has been sunk off Port Arthur and that only four of the officers were saved, among them being Grand Duke Cyril, who was wounded. .-Wei Hai, Wei, April 13. The British gunboat Espiegle, which left New Chwang recently for this port, arrived here, and reports that, at day light yesterday, when off Port Ar thur, the crew heard the sound of heavy firing and saw the flash of guns, and it is believed that fleet ac tion was progressing. Three men of war of unknown nationality were seen in the distance. ; Che Foo, April 13. A private dis WAR patch from Port Arthur says that the Japanese attacked Port Arthur at daylight today. The full Russian fleet went out under Vice Admiral Maka roff, and,' with" the aid of the forts, drove the enemy off. The town was not damaged. The effect on the forts and fleet was not mentioned. St. Petersburg, April 13. While going out to meet the Japanese fleet the Russian battleship Petropavlovsk struck a mine in the outer roadstead and keeled over and sank. Practical ly the whole of her crew was lost. Only four officers were saved. The vessel was flying the flag of Vice Ad miral Makaroff. The result of the naval battle, which, according to the most reliable authority, was in prog ress, has not been received. Another account says that twenty men escaped from the sunken battleship. Grand Duke Cyril was only saved from death by a miracle. His brother, the Grand Duke Boris, witnessed the catastrophe through a marine glass. The naval battle is still progressing off Port Arthur. STOLEllY AID ATCH CHARLES H. STONE'S CAPTURE AT PEORIA, ILLS. WANTED IN THIS CITY For Robbing Sarah Brown of Gold Watch and One Hundred and Thirty Dollars. On the second day of last October Charles H. Stone, colored, stole $130 and a gold watch from Sarah Brown (colored) of this city. The thief evaded the officers and got away from the city, but word was soon sent over the country with a description of the fellow, and it was expected some day or other to locate him. This expecta tion has been realized for Supt. Gor mon yestei'day received word of his arrest in Peoria, 111., and Supt. Gor mon left for that place yesterday, and will return with his victim -tomorrow. CLAY wrap Commencement Exercises Will be Held April 22. The annual commencement of the Clay Township schools will be held Friday, April 22, 1904, at 8 p. m. af the M. E. church, Greensfork, Ind. The school officers are: B. H. Linderman Trustee. C. W. Jordan County. Superinten dent. Teachers, No. 1 Claude Kitter man, Principal, Maude E. Doty, As sistant Principal, Lola B. Oler, In termediate, Mary Lamb, primary. No. 2 J. Warren Dennis. Ushers Linnie Hatfield, Nellie Wise, Flossie Snyder, Blanche Kerr. M'KINLEY'S LAST SPEECH ORDERED PRINTED. Washington, D. C, April 13. Up on request of Senator Fairbanks, the senate today ordered the printing of the late President McKinley 's last speech at Buffalo. OLNEY AHEAD. (By Associated Press.) Boston, April 13. Returns from the Democratic caucuses held last night show fully two thirds of the delegates to the state convention are pledged to Richard OIney for the presidential nomination. Others favor Hearst. . OFFICERS ELECTED. At the n mial meeth'g of the di rectors of ihe Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago St. Loui Railway, com pany, held in Pi-'tshnrg -yesterday, Joseph Wood, J. J. Tu-nr and B. S. Cunningham were r-elecled directors. The fourteenth annual report show $2,325,463.92, and an increase, -in op erating expenses of $2,317,799.64. RS. D. G. REID GIVES ' VI FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TUBERCULOSIS CAMP, FORTHE POOR CHILDREN Of New York City Other Promin ent and Wealthy Donors. According to the Pittsburg Dis patch, Mrs. D. G. Reid is doing a noble work. The article referred to is as follows : "After a meeting of the Speedwell County Home society at Helen Gould's house this afternoon it was announced that Mrs. Andrew Car negie had offered to equal the high est donation made for the establish ment of a tuberculosis eamn for the poor children of New York. Mrs. D. G. Reed has promised to be one of twenty to give $5,000 and Mrs. Rus sell Sage has already subscribed $400 It is probable that $150,000 will be raised in the next Aveek for this most worthy charity.' HARKLEY Wedding Tomorow Afternoon at 3 O'Clock. Tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of . the bride, 106 south twelfth street, will occur the mar-, riage of George C. Burkert and Miss Ruth Markley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Markley. The cere mony will be performed by the Rev. C. J. Burkert, of Dayton, father of the groom. Miss Markley is one of our best young ladies and a general favorite among her many friends. There is a coincidence in connection with her wedding worthy of note: The man of her choice bears the same name as Miss Markley 's mother did before her marriage. Mr. Burkert travels for the Baker-Vader com pany, of Chicago, and is an excellent young man. PRESIDENT KELLY 115,000 BDRKERT Addressed the Y. M. C. A. at Marion. The Y. M. C. A. meeting Sunday at Marion was addressed by Dr. R. L. Kelly, president of Earlham College, and one of the most interesting speakers in the state. The Marion Chronicle said "He delivered a most interesting and pleasing address, the text of which was I have learned that whatsoever state I am in, therewith to be content." In the course of his address Dr. Kelly said: "Paul in making this statement did not mean that laziness should be encouraged but men were commanded to lead he roic and valiant lives. Men in this day of strife and of competition should stand foresquare to every wind. Men must remember their God during periods of adversity and trial as well as during times of prosperity and ' success.' The speaker referred to the late President William McKin ley as a man who during both adver sity f and prosperity 'kept an ever watchful eye on his Divine Leader. The address in many ways was of ' the masterly type, and was both help ful and uplifting to all present. TOM KENNEDY DEAD. Thomas J. Kennedy, who has been connected with the Occidental horel, Indianapolis, for several years, died there yesterday. lie was known to qiite a number of people in this city. Interment will take plce in Cincinnati. CHANGE OF TIME. The teachers' reading circle exam ination will occur in Supt. Jordan's ' i office next Saturday, instead of the third Saturday in July.