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DAILY KSTABL18HEU 1876. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. LAST DAY C. C. & L. HAS THE THIRTY-NINTH THE ILL REPORT ADVERSELY TO PAVING EIGHTH STREET WITH BRICK AT NEXT COUNCIL MEETING. COMMITTEE MET OFFICIALS And Talked Over the Situation Company Will Pay Cost of Repairs. The streets and alleys committee had a meeting with President Smith of the Richmond Street and Interur ban Co. at the city clerk's office last night. City Attorney Robbins was present. The matter of paving eighth street with brick was taken up and discussed pro and con. President Smith stated that the paving with brick at this time would be a hard ship on the company. They have just added three new summer cars to the service hero, have had the old ones painted and repaired and general im provements were made all along: the line. The poles of t lie company along the right away are also being painted. The company have boon and still are under great expense. Mr. John M. Lontz voiced the sentiment expressed by Mr. Smith. The committee with the city attorney took a logical view of the situation and will recommend to council that the improvement of eighth street with brick be not made. Repairing of eighth street wijl be made by the street commissioner and paid for by the railroad company. B. B. lYBICK, SB. SELLS INSURANCE PART OF THE BUSINESS TO GEO. C. BALL OF THIS CITY LEADS A BUSY LIFE Still Retains Real Estate, Mortgage, Renting Business, Etc. It has been rumored for some days that Mr. B. B. Myrick, Sr., was con templating selling his insurance busi ness, but nothing definite was known until this morning. He has sold his fire insurance business to Mr. George C. Ball, who will continue the busi ness at the old stand, occupying the place with Mr. Myrick. The remaind er of the business such as real estate, loans, mortgage and renting business will be conducted by Mr. Myrick as of old. Mr. Myrick, who is now in his eightv-third Year, is one of our old est, safest and best business men, and is an exceptionally bright man for one of his years. lie has conducted a j sustained some damage.. One of her fire, life and accident business since j sailors was killed and two wounded. 1804, and from 1SS2 to 1888, was New Chwang, June 8. Lewis Et manager of the local insurance board, sell, correspondent of the London at Evansville, Ind., since which time he has been at lfis present place of business. Mr. Myrick is not retiring from business by any means, but has more irons in the fire than ever be fore. He is concerned in business in Cambridge City, and also has inter ests in the Standard Manufacturing Co. of that place. Mr. Myrick is the very personification of honesty and has a personal magnetism that sur rounds him with a coterie of friends. He is a gentleman of culture and re finement and a Christian of the high est type- EARLHAM BOY One of the Suuccessful Candidates For Rhodes Scholarship. Mr. G. E. Hamilton, one of the successful candidates in the Rhodes scholarship, is an Earlhf.m student and has been most successful in ath letics. Earlham students can always be found in the front rank winning honors in every land. Of School Is Tomorrow Closing Ex ercises. Tomorrow is the last .day of the school year and one looked forward to with a great deal of enjoyment by all pupils, of whatever age. The pub lic schools, the graded ones., will have their closing exercises tomorrow af ternoon, when pieces will be spoken, the cards given out, and a general program given. The Garfield com mencement is rather elaborate, a large class leaving for high school this year. An excellent program has been prepared, which will be given tomor row afternoon. The commencement of high school occurs tomorrow morn ing. We gave the program and list of graduates some time ago as they will be tomorrow. The. Seniors and Juniors held their annual picnic yes terday. AUSPICIOUS OF THE ART EXHIBIT AT GAR FIELD SCHOOL LAST EVENING. LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE Show Their Appreciation of the Work By Lending Their Presence. The June exhibit of art work, un der direction of the Richmond Art Association, was seen by a large num ber of people for the first time last night. The untiring efforts of the members of the Art Association has made the display this year almost as good, if not as good,, as that of last yqear. This association has been or ganized but eight years and in ilf&t time has accomplished much. The sole aim of the association has ever been to stimulate an interest in art and it has done so to a marked de gree. Through the efforts of the or ganization the walls of our public school have been decorated with some fine pictures by noted artists, and more are to follow. The attendance last niidit was most satisfactory and all expressed themselves as highly pleased with the arrangement of the work anil the splendid display. The exhibit will be open every day and nisrht until the close. (By Associated Press.) Tokio, June 8. Four Japanese gun boats which made a close reconoi sance of Port Arthur harbor, at mid night on June Gth, to examine the en trance were exposed to a severe can nonade, one was hit eight times and i Telegraph was killed ten miles out at sea by Chinese searching for pirates. As soon ns the yfound out their mis take they put to sea and have not been found. Brindle and Etsell were attempting to reach Port Arthur. Russian authorities arrested Consul General Miller. . C. BALL Has Returned to Richmond to Live. George C. Ball and family who have spent the last two years in Fredericksburg, Ya., for the health of their little boy, have returned to their home here, with their boy much im proved in health. Mr. Ball will go in to the Fire Insurance business at 8 and 10 north seventh street. Dr. T. Henry Davis has returned home and will be at his office at the regular hours. L OFDM WAR NEWS GEO BOUGHT GIGANTIC DEAL WHEREBY THE FORMER ACQUIRES THE EN TIRE PROPERTY OF LATTER COMPLETED TODAY The Standard OH Company and Boston Interests Are Backing the C, C. & L. in Its Purchase Rumors of a Great Merger of Roads Caused by This Deal Bradford in New York. The rumors that have been flying of the gigantic interests were affixed around concerning an alleged enlarge- today and the deal will be completed x n m e r -i a ,n this evenin. The legal counsels of ment of the C. C. & L. railroad have ... -,i n both roads, together with President culminated in the announcement by Bradford of the C. C. & L. are now in a Cincinnati paper today that New York completing arrangements the C. C. & L. has purchased the C. for the transfer. The utmost secrecy II. and D., its entire line, stock, etc. was observed by all the railroad offi This broadening of the C, C. & L. in cials yesterday in regard to Mr. Brad thus buying a railroad larrer than it-.ford's whereabouts, but. it leaked out self has created no end of talk. The that he had gone to New York for the C. C. and L. is backed by Boston purpose mentioned above, financial interests and by the Stand-i The fact that the C. C. and L. ard Oil Company, and it is rumored built no terminal depot at Cincinnati that this great octopus is backing the is looked upon as significant that the C. C. & L,. in its purchase in order to C. C. & L. contemplated absorbing get a great system in the middle west, the C. II. & D. and using the facili hi which the C. C. & L., the C. H. & .ties of the latter road. D. and the Pere Marquette on the The interests back of the C. C. & L. north all figure. combined with the C. C. & L. itself The papers ready for the formal , will amount to over one hundred mil transfer of the C. II. & D. to the C. j lions of dollars and this sum is easily C. & L. are all ready and the signa- j able to finance the roads and the mer tures necessary to insure the passing ger of the two or more roads. WM SPEAR RETS CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF FEDERAL BUILDING IN RICHMOND CONTRACT PRICE $58,350 Limestone or Sandstone to he Used as Facings Completed March 15, 1905. Postmaster Surface received word from Washington this morning that the contract for the federal building for Richmond had been awarded tjfcjof duty as pastor of the First Pres Wm. J. Spear, Toledo, Ohio, for $5S,- byterian church after a Ionj; and .T0. The letter savs that, limestone or brilliant career. His resignation was sandstone is to be used for facings in stead of brick. The contract is to be completed by March 15, 1905. It is evident from the tone of the communication that there will be no change in the frontage of the struc ture, and that it will be constructed according to the original plans, and will front on north A street. While the letter does not say it will front on north A street, it says nothing that would indicate a change from the ori ginal plan. There was nothing said either, why the contract was not given to the low est bidder, a firm at Portland, Ind. It will be noted that the building will be finished by March 15, 1905. Second Session Last Night Reports of Officers. The Grand Lodge of Druids of In diana held its second session last evening. The reports from officers throughout the state were receved and approved and special business pertaining to the Grand Grove was transacted. A number of out of town Druids were present. The election of officers takes place this afternoon and there is a warm contest on. i FIRST DEGREE MURDER. (By Associated Press.) Albany, June 8. Preuaser waived examination and was sent to jail in charge of murder of the first degree. His friends say his mind is. affected. THE DRUIDS C. Ik RETIREMENT OF BR. 1. 1. HUSHES OCCURS ON JUNE 30, AFTER A LONG AND BRILLIANT PASTORATE. HIS SUCCESSOR NOT APPOINTED And Nothing Has Been Done in ,That Line Many Letters From Applicants. In a few weeks, on June 30, Dr. I. M. Hughees will retire from his post announced some weeks ago, also the fact that it was accepted, with great sorrow, by the congregation and eld ers. Dr. Hughes has a record finer than that of any other Indiana preacher of the same denomination, and his work and long, faithful pas- . torate are known all over the state and are held up as examples u.-.i ideals. Much interest is being show i, even now, though in the selection of a Sii e cessor to Dr. Hughes. There are a number of ministers, capable ov.d ef ficient, under consideration, it is as serted, but, according to a member of the committee which has the matter in charge; nothing whatever ha been 'one in the way of appointing .1 suc cessor. Onte a number of letters! have been received fro. i prospective j.pplicants and from Crt -.nds of min isters who are now under considera 1 ion. SHOT Al KILLED New York Broker Kills a Traveling Man. Albany, June 8. Richard E. Prues ser, broker, today shot and killed Miles E. McDonnell, travelling man, of Boston, in the latter's room at j Ten Eyck hotel, and then gave him self up. McLEAN FOR VICE-PRESIDENT. New York, June S. Specials from Washington say John R. McLean is slated by conservative Democrats for vice President. TIE Annual Reunion of the 0. V. I. As sociation at Miamisburg Next Friday. The thirty-ninth annual reunion of the ninety-third 0. V. I. association will take place at Miamisburg, O., on Friday of this week. This regimental association was formed at Dayton on the return of the regiment from the "Civil War." The regiment was mus tered out of serviee on the second Friday of June, 1865, and adopted that day as their "reunion day." The following members of that regiment are residents of this city and will answer to roll call r.t Miamisburg on Friday: Thomas Pickens, Gus G. Mey ers, John W. Tingle, Wm. B. Nelson, John B. Cramer and Wm. Cooper. OF TENNESSEE DELIVERED A SPLENDID AD DRESS IN LINDLEY HALL COMMENCEMENT THIS MORNING 1 j i A Large Number of People Present Regular Program Carried Out. Commencement exercises began at Earlham this morning at 10 o'clock in Lindley hall. The principal feature of this morning's progjim was the' BE BABNEY address of Charles W. Dabney, presi-jmade dent of the university of Tennessee, and President elect of Cincinnati University. President Dabney spoke in substance as follows: "I like the welcome you give me, not as a Southerner, not as a coming Northerner, but as an American. The time has come now when we see again the North and South united. The ha tred felt on those fields of Virginia exisfs no longer. I am glad to be in Earlham College this morning, be cause I think among her many insti tutions, one of the greatest is her edu cational one. So I think it appropri ate to speak on "The End of Educa tion." The end, the purpose of the education for which you have been (Continued on fourth page.) NOVEL kXHIBIT Specimen of City Street at Art Ex hibit. One of the most unique u and in teresting features of the Art Exhibit is the miniature street. It is modelled after some of Richmond's latest im proved streets and is a bit of tech nical perfection that combines all the latest ideas of street building in lines of symmetrical beauty. This piece of work is classed with civic improvement exhibit and was designed and executed by H. L. Weber, city engineer, whose untiring energy and engineering skill have been a strong factor in aiding the residents of Richmond to secure up-to-date improvements. This miniature street is made on a twelve foot scale, or one-twelfth the actual size, showing the sodded lawn, cement walk, grass plot with row of trees through the center, the cement curb and gutter, the macadamized street, and the gutter, curb, grass plot, cement walk and lawn-on the op posite side. It represents the improvement of north fifteenth street and also the work that is being done on south Eleventh street, and which will soon be accomplished on Thirteenth street from south C street to north E street. Those who so kindly and materially assisted Mr. Weber were the E. II. Bell nurseries, Louck & Hill, and Daniel Burkjjardt, cement finisher, making the entire feature a local product. It is said to be the equal of any thing of the -kind at the St. Louis exposition. MAY YET RET TO mm THE I. & E. NOT GIVEN UP HOPE OF GAINING ACCESS TO THIS CITY. C G. & R. BRIDGE May Be Used by It for the Purpose Holland Palace Cars Barred. The Indianapolis & Eastern Trac tion company has by no means given up the hope of getting an enfvnce in to this city, although the refusal of council to raise the C, C. & L. bridge has made it postpone the entrance. The company Avill yet get an entrance and that not four years away either. The officials of this line are watching j with great interest the project of the Columbus, Greensburg and Richmond j Traction company, whose long fight j is now over, council having granted jit a franchise on Monday evening. This company will build a bridge by which to gain access to this city and the Indianapolis & Eastern people are seeing a light and think they have found a new way of getting around the C, C. & L. bridge stumbling 1lofk' namely to use the c., G. & R. bridge when it is completed for its entrance. It i the ultimate hope of the fndianapolis & Eastern company to gain an entrance into Richmond (their second best terminal), by means of ihe C. G. & R. bridge, and it is rumored that negotiation: pm. now being made whereby the I. & E. may procure the use of this bridge. The Holland palace car ' 'Francis ' the trip from Indianapolis to Dublin yesterday, with H. F. Holland, president of the. Holland palace car company, on board, together with his family. The report that the two Hol land cars, the, Francis and the The odore, would go on another line was confirmed. The Cleveland & Detroit line will get the cars, which were orig inally built for the I. & E., and which were barred from the use on that road an entrance into this city on account of the low C, C. & L. bridge. Another blow. STRAWBERRY Of the -Horticultural Society Next Saturday. The Horticultural Society will have an all day picnic next Saturday at Stephen Ruth's berry farm. All mem bers are invited. LIBERTY BELL Arrives in St. Louis Greeted by Fif ty Thousand School Children. (By Associated Press.) St. Louis, June 8. The Liberty Bell arrived from Philadelphia today and will remain in the Pennsylvania building until the close of the world 's fair. It was estimated fifty thousand school children were in the grounds to greet the arrival of the bell. ARRESTED IN WASHINGTON. (By Associated Press.) New York, June S. Geo. W. Bea vas, former Supt. of the division of salaries and allowances in the post office department was today arrested in Washington on an indictment char ging him with receiving money for influence in making contract for pur chase of book typewriters. He was given until Monday to procure ten thousand additional bond. TEACHER SUICIDED. (By Associated Press.) Tronton, O., June 8. Miss Lizzie Evans suicided today. She became despondent over the insanity of her mother. . MEETING