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RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1904.
Ftiopd-ffd nz& GnadoHSHaaUb toft . - fill . A VALUABLE DITCH 4 v ,t : :", ,-..4.-. --v.,--- Two Thousand Acres of Waste Land Will Be Re claimed by It. NO OPPOSITION NOV Absolutely Pure lit mg a BBattop f nattfo rer$oral ard Social yum. BY MB. WKHKS CLEMENTS. Mr. aud Mrs, Harmon Meyer gave the games,, the following prizes were a card party Thursday evening at awarded: First prize, Mrs. Jack their home on South Eleventh street. Moore: second prize. Mis. Charles The guest of honor was Miss Marjor-, MeGuire; consolation prize, Miss ie Taylor, Huntington, W. Va.. Three Lucy IJarnett. Miss Marie Davis tables were present and prizes were and Mrs. Gottschall were f.ppointe- awarded to Mr. Fred Hartel and Miss hostesses for the next meeting. Cora Egaremever. A liirlit luncheon was daintily served. The celebration of the annual so cial day of the M. E. Missioary so cieties of the county was held re cently at Oakland Farm. Some eighty members, including small del- j jurs ega turns from Richmond, (..enterviIH Hagerstown and other cities weiv in attendance. Mrs. Madison Swaden- At the South Eighth Street op-n church, this evening, there will be an old-time singing geography schoo , with Prof. C. W". Hodgin as teacl-e-. This is expected to prove the ?rost enjoyable of the series of open ucet- Ten' Years Aro Wh:n Ditch Was Projected Times Were Too Hard '. to Go AhYad. : Now Those Concerned In the provement Find It Not So Difficult. lin- Silver Lake, lnd., May 14. Farmers south of Silver Lake are showing great interest in the big ditch now being dredged through the channel of Silver creek, by which 2,000 acres of practi cally useless land will become avail able for farming purposes. The dredge floats in 7V feet of water, and a day and a night force is working, dredging 150 feet a .day. The ditch will be nearly eight miles in length, terminating near Laketon. It will have a spur running to Twin lakes, which will be lowered three feet. The ditch was started ten years ago, but times were so hard and the assess ments were so high that the work was abandoned. There is now no opposi tion to the ditch along its proposed route, everybody conceding that it is a work much needed, and which will prove of great advantage. MURDER AT UNIONTOWN The Ladies' Aid society of the Grace M. E. church held a bmh.ess meeting yesterday afternoon in the parlors of the church. The atten dance was verv irood. nearlv all oF Bunyau, also of Rich- j f, mpTnhppa h:h nvPSPnf The re- Reports of the work in eachjular business of " the society was nd town were called for and . j ;., : were discussed. It was decided to give a supper in the newly refur nished basement of the church on May 25th. After the business of the day a short social hour was spent. er, of this city, read a paper on "The ' Work of the Society.' which was fol lowed by a general discussion, led by Mrs. L. II xnond. citv a read. The'tmrtfraf-feiTsirtes' w;ts also transacted, and the remainder of the day was socially spent. Refresh ments were served during the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reed enter tained last evening at a card party, given at their home, on north fif teenth street, the occasion being Mrs. Reed's birthday. Some twenty-two guests wore present and spent a most enjoyable evening. "Whist, played at six tables, was the elr'ef feature of the evening, Mrs. Ed. Swayne and Mr. Ed. Swayne winning the first prizes and Mrs. Piatt Robinson and Mr. Jonas Gaar the second prizes. A luncheon was daintily served at the close of the games. w Invitations have been Issued by frs. Walter Hutton for a reception to be given Wednesday afternoon at i her home, on north fifteenth s'reet. The guests of honor will be Mrs. Will Hutton and Mrs. M. finnlli, of Philadelphia. o A delightful card party was aiven yesterday afternoon in - the Elks' club rooms, the hostesses for the aft ernoon being Miss Ruby Hunt and Mrs. Harry Morrow. Whist, pbyed at seven tables, formed the feature of the afternoon, and, at the close of The Knights of Columbus will give a dance this evening at the Iv. of C. hall in honor of the visiting knights. Colored Woman Shot Dead by a White Neighbor. Evansville, lnd., May 14 A family row at Uniontown, Ky last night re sulted "in the murder of Mrs. Etta Fin ney, colored, by J. E. Ellis, white. The families lived adjoining, and there was trouble between the white and col ored children. When Ellis returned home last night he found a battle rag ing between the children. Mrs. Fin ney bore a part, seeing which Ellis used his shotgun, killing her instantly. Then he barricaded himself in his house, saying he would not submit to arrest, but he was captured by the town marshal and was removed to Morgantown for safe keeping. Ellis was in the grocery business, and bore a good reputation. The negroes at Un iontown are much disturbed by the murder. FIFTH DISTRICT.. RSPUBUCAf9' h Will Meet, Jn ,.Ccnvent!on at Terrs , TM Haut Monday! . J IndIaiyi?pHs,May 14. The next Re publican "convention of general inter est in this state will be held Monday at Tcrre Hr.it?, when the Fifth dis trict will meet to nominal a successor to Cc2r"83n?f3? Holiidty of Bra- !. rr'c R (iiilloy oi Danvlle has Lcdr i- a cr; v!-;orous cam --'-- j."-f! b-Mt ur ?n orm'.zation U.'i'L..j l- - very icrr.iidable. The y ?";-,- nr of t':o district, it Is said, : i : ii'iyiuK t.) his support. HclUday is tha only old soldier mem ber of tho Indiana delegation and that element is strcnuons in hi3 behalf. There have lean frequent rumors that Senator Earkus of Terre Hauto will make another effort to land the nom ination, but he has made no public announcement to that effect. It is the prospect oi his entrance, however, that i3 creating te c-r.cr?.l interest In tho contest. The Hon. Thomas . Taggart has re turned to I'rerca L.ick. His famous smile was troaaer than ever when he departed. He is so pleased over his big victory in the-state convention that he co-jld not keep from showing it. He declared that, in his opinion, the endorsement of Indiana means that Judge Parker will certainly capture the Democratic nomination for presi dent. Indiana, he said, is a pivotal state, and, having followed the suit of New York, he is confident that it practically cinches matters lor Judge Parker. Taggart s joy in this matter is two-fold, for it is generally believed that he expects to become chairman of the national committee, providing his man is successful at the St. Louis convention. Taggart's pockets were bulging with telegrams of congratula tion, a number of which came from men in New York who stand very close to David B. Hill and Judge Parker. ixmttt Sarsapa ri I la i The doctors' Sarsaparilla; the kind they have used for over 60 years. No other Sarsapa rilla II V If i- TLP- unrtu, All Ha mors Arc impure matters -which the skin, liver, kidneys and other organs can cot take cure of without help, there is 'Such an accumulation of them. ' They litter the whole system. Pimples, boils, eczema and other rnptions, loss of appetite, that tired feeling- biliou3 turns, fits of indiges tion, dull headaches and many other troubles are due to them. Hood's Sarsaparilla and Pills humors, overcome all on, tone and Remove nil heir et!c0, et.rc Invigorate tho whole system. "I had salt rhi.nru on my hands so that I eould not work. I toofc Hood's Sarsaparir.a 4jnd it drove out the Lumor. I continued lis 03e till the sores disappeared." Mug. Xsa O. I:-ows, Kaaiford Fills, lie. Mood's Sarsaparilia promises to euro and !,ocp3 tha promise TRADE CONDITIONS The Situation for the Week as Noted by Bradstreet'o. New York, May 14. Bradstreet's weekly review of trade today says: Weather conditions have been favor able, crop planting and growth have made fair progress and retail trade has been benefited, the improvement extending in some lines to re-orders from Jobbers. Dry goods, shoes and groceries note relatively greatest ac tivity. Rather more is doing also in fall goods. General industry has re mained rather quiet, notably so in cot ton, woolen and shoe manufacturing. The iron trade Is quieter as a whole, with prices easier. An immense area of fall-sown wheat has had to be aban doned, but this will probably go into other crops. Prices show a gradual drifting downward from the high lev els of early spring. The serious labor troubles of the week, and in fact the most hurtful so far this year, is the strike of lake pilots and sailors. A long continuance of this trouble may have an important effect upon the iron trade, as it affects demand for ore. He Fooled the Undertaker. Bloomington, lnd., May 14. Funeral Director Pauley of this city was called .eight miles into the. country to, take.! charge of the burial of Tyson Sherrul, a well-known citizen, and upon arrival at the door of the family home he was informed that his services were not yet required. Two hours before he had been summoned by telephone. Sher rill had apparently died after bidding the family farewell. The body was ar ranged after death, and friends were seated near the bedside, mourning over his departure, when Sherrill sud denly opened his eyes and startled the family by remarking: "I am not dead." Sherrill is seventy years old and was a soldier in the Mexican and civil wars. The Hearst headquarters at the Claypool hotel will probably be closed at once. J. Oecar Henderson, who has been in charge, is now closing up af fairs. While it is not disputed that many of Hearst's loyal followers are disgruntled at the result of the stata convention, Mr. Henderson says that he takes no stock in the reports that they will bolt if Judge Parker is nom inated. Most of them are showing a disposition already to abide by the will of the majority, but close observers believe that the majority of the Hearst men are very hopeful that, if he does not receive the nomination, it will go to a third candidate. Already there seems to be a growing sentiment in favor of McClellan of New York, and it is possible that Hearst's followers under the circumstances would sup port him more loyally than they would Parker. Union Made The Union Label on our clothing signi fies that it is the o oduct of careful, expert and well-paid workmen. You'll find this clothing ahead of most of its rivals. The fabrics are fancy cheviots and worst eds, also black or blue thibets and cheviots. The Price Range, "$8.50 to $20 LOEHR & KLUTE . - -T-1. - , ahrimiefi's 718 MAIN STREET Decrease in Death Rate. Indianapolis, May 14. The tabula tion of the vital statistics for the year 1903, which has just been completed in the office of the state board of health, shows a decrease In the number of deaths that speaks well for the battle that has been waged in Indiana against disease. The figures show that the total number of deaths in .the year was 33,892, a rate of 13.4 a thousand. The average for the last four years was 35,005, a rate of 13.8. As com pared with the average for the last four years, there was a decrease in the number of deaths of 1,113, and in the rata of .4. Victim of Cruel Murder. Chicago, May 14 The body of a man who had evidently been murdered was found in the Illinois and Michigan canal last night. The corpse had evi dently been in the water for some time, as it was badly decomposed. A gag had been pfciced across the mouth and two heavy sections of steampipe were attached by a heavy cord to the right arm of the body. There was a deep knife wound about four Inches above the right knee, the skull had ben fractured by a blow behind the right ear, and the left shoulder was broken. Suspicion of Foul Play. Bloomfield, lnd., May 14. The Greene county board of commissioners has appointed William Huffman to fill out the unexpired term of his late father, Sheriff John C. Huffman, who recently committed suicide. While all the evidence points to self-destruction, Dr. George B. Gray of Worthington, who held the autopsy, believes that Sheriff Huffman was murdered. . The-political atmosphere of Indiana Is now resuming its normal tempera ture. It has been greatly disturbed during the last six months by the fight for places on the Republican state ticket and the contest for control of the Indiana delegation to the Demo cratic convention at St. Louis. The next big convention here will be in June, when the Prohibitionists will nominate their national ticket. It is likely that Indiana will present the name of Felix T. McWhirter of Indi anapolis for vice president. Although the party leaders never have hopes of carrying Indiana, yet this is recognized as one of the strong prohibition states. Elaborate plans are being made for the entertainment of the visitors, and it is expected there will be a crowd of ten thousand. Sole Agent For Strong & Garfield's Fine Let us show you the best line of Men's Fine Shoes you ever looked at s You will say so, too, if you see them Mens Base Ball Shoes Spikes $2.00 a Pair with An Important Session. Bloomington, lnd., May 14. The Woman's General Foreign Missionary society of the United Presbyterian church has closed its 21st annual ses sion. It was one of the most import ant business meetings ever held by the organization. The place for holding the next annual meeting was not fully determined, but Allegheny City, Pa., will probably be selected. Catarrh Cannot be Cured. with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot reach the seat of the dis ease. Catarrh is a blood or consti tutional disease, and in order to cure it you must take internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internal ly, and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. It was pre scribed by one of the best physicians in this country for years and is a reg ular prescription. It is composed of j the best tonics known, combined with the best blood purifiers, acting direct ly on the mucous surfaces. The per fect combination of the two ingredi ents is what produces such wonderful results in curing Catarrh. S end for testimonials free. F. J. Cheney & Co., Props, Toledo, 0. Sold by druggists, price 75 cents. Hall's family Pills are the best. FRED C. LAHRMAN, 718 Main Street. Steelville's Serious Loss. Steelville, Mo.. May 14. The entire business section and many dwellings were destroyed by fire last night, i Forty business building blocks have been burned to the ground. The loss la estimated at $100,000, with about S20.000 insurance. COMMISSIONERS. The county commissioners will meet in regailar session next Tues- iday at the court house. Child Fell Into a Spring. Peru, lnd., May 14. While leaning over to drink out of a spring at the family home three miles west of Peru, the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Long fell into thfi wator and was drowned. She h id l.en 'le.d for several minutes when found bv her mother. Sorely Stricken Fnn-flly. Charlostvnvn, lnd., May 14. Four ot the five children of Washington Smith of this township have been buried side by side in a country cemetery in the last three months, all dyin of con sumption. The oldest boy was ten years and the youngest six month. ... " t Do you want an up-to date house that just suits you, at the right j. rice? 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