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.EDMly FallatliiuiiB INDIANA WEATHER. V; -f ; ': ; Cloudy, cooler, Thursday fair, ' cooler, frost in north. . , s A Circulation that will give bus- iness men Results. 1 WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881. DAILY ESTABLISHED 1876. BICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 6, 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. Tie wmnm BE FATAL AN EXPLOSION OF GASOLINE IN THE DYING WORKS OP SEEFLOTH & BRATZ At Hamilton, Ohio Bratz was Blown Forty Feet and Through a Win dow. TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL Seventeen People Were in the Build ing at the Time Both Local Young Men. Charles . Brat, a cousin of John Bratz, and Clarence Seefloth, of this city, was seriously if not fatally burned in a fire at Hamilton, Ohio, Tuesday afternoon. Bratz was asso ciated in the dying and cleaning bus- i iness with Clarence Seefloth, former ly of this city, and Tuesday afternoon while he was putting some clothing into a new gasoline cleaner the gaso line in some manner became ignited and an explosion took place. Bratz was blown through a second story window into the alley below, a dis tance of forty feet. When picked up his clothing was f all ablaze and his body was a mass of burns and 'bruises. 'He was hurried to a hospital in the ambulance and the doctors at the hospital said yesterday, after noon that he could not possibly live. In the building at the time of the explosion were seventeen people, two of these were forced to jump from the,., second story in order to save themselves. At a late hour two peo ple who were thought to have been in the building had not been accounted for. Clarence Seefloth, who was a part ner in the firm was not in the build ing at the time of the explosion. The dye works had only been running a short time and was doing a very large business, only this week they had added four men to their working force. The members of the firm had bcn writing very encouraging re ports of their work to local friends and they ;had boon thinking of open ing a branch store in this. city in the near future. The machine with which Mr. Bratz was working was a new one and had only been in the house about two days. Mr, Bratz was working over this machine with an electric lamp in his hand and it is not known how the gasoline could have become ignited from the electricity. Harry Seefloth will leave for Ham ilton this morning to see his brother and his cousin. i ; ROYALTY REBUKED The Czar Conversed and DePachmann Stopped Playing. A daring rebuke was administered by de Pachmann to the present Czar Nicholas at a musieale given in the Winter Palace some years ago. The artist was in the middle of the Chopin "Nocturne"- in F sharp, when the Czar leaned forward and began an audible convex-sation with one of the Grand Dukes, who was standing near, not at first noticing the royal (and the rude) interruption de Pachmann at ast kept ou playing, btu when the Czar's voice rose and he even laughed loudly, de Pachmann stopped, closed the piano and turned toward Nicho las. Why do you stop? nko.1 Hie Czar. Bowing with mock humility, de Pachmann made answer, "Eti quette requires that wheu Your Maj esty speaks, all should be silent." PEACE CONGRESS Calls on Warring Nations to End the Strife. (By Associated Press.) Boston, October 6. The Inter national Peace Conference has adopted resolutions calling on Rus sia and Japan to end the present war and on the signatory powers of the .Hague convention to impress on the governments of Russia and Japan tdie importance of putting an end to the strife. BOY SET FREE Judge Fox Releases John Sanders Boy Sent Back to School. Judge Fox yesterday released four teen year old John Sanders, colored, and ordered him sent back to school. Sanders was charged with having at tempted to hit his grandather, Ben jamin Sanders, with a club. Thei ev idence '-showed that the grandfather had punished the boy after which Johnny picked up a stick and threw it at his grandfather. The old man wanted the boy sent to the reform school, but Judge Fox thought he would give him another trial. Mrs. Elizabeth Candler of the Associated Charities, after the boy had been re leased purchased him some new books and this morning he will start back to school. SOME BRIEF DISPATCHES OPENING OF THE REPUBLICAN LEAGUE CONVENTIONS. JAPS LOSE TEH THOUSAND Cortelyou Will Be Made Postmaster General After the Election. Indianapolis, Ind., October 5. The Biennial convention of the National Republican League opened here to day. Thirty states and territories are represented by delegations. J. Hampton Moore, Philadelphia, presi ded. Governor Durbin formally wel comed the delegations. Sid B. Red ding of Arkansas, responded. Pres ident Moore made the biennial ad dress. St. Petex-sburg, October 5. Ger -al Stoessel says the Japanense lof .es were ten thousand from September 10 to 22, in attack on Port Arthur. Washington, D. C, October 5. acting Postmaster General Wynne to day received from the British Postal officials an expression of deepest sym pathy for the heavy loss sustained by the death of Potmaster General Payne . x - - -, Cape Hayti, October 5. News was received of another revolt in San Do mingo in favor of Jiminez. Not Gen eral Jeminez, the former president. x Madison, Wis., October 5. Lafol lette won in the Supreme Court decis ion in the Wisconsin Republican fac tional case. Washington. .D. C, October 6. President Roosevelt formally desig nated Robert J. Wynne as acting postmaster. general until the appoint ment! of the successor to Postmaster General Payne, deceased. George B. Corfelyou will be appointed after the election. Chicago, October 0. L. F. Loree has resigned the Presidency of the Rock Island, although holding con tract for five years at seventy-five thousand per year, on account of dif ferences wi tlx B. F. Winchell and other members of the executive board. Winchell succeeds Loree. . (Continued on Page Five.) COMPLETES WEEKSWORK CIRCUIT COURT ADJOURNS UN TIL NEXT MONDAY MORNING THE GRAND JURY Had a Busy Day Yesterday Making Inspections and Examining Witnesses. OASES FOR TRIAL MOKDAYiMESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT Four Persons in the Lowry Case Ex amined by the Jury Yesterday General Court News. Cix-euit court adjoxirned yest ex-day morning i until Monday morning, ow ing to the fact that Judge Fox left in the aftex-noon for a trip to Chi cago and St. Louis. The following cases have been set for txial: Albert Stephens vs. Stella McCormack Ste phens, for divorce, Octobr 15; Frank Shucraft, grand larceny, October 11 j Hex-man Kroma, October 12; Theo-dox-e McClellan, assault and battery on Theodore Smith, October 13; Guy Trotter, an appeal fronT Mayor. Zim merman's court, October 14. Yesterday, morning, the grand jurjr ixispectedyfhe . county jail and the Home of the Friendless. After, these investigations had been made the jury examined at the court house, four witnesses in the case of Elmer Lowxy who assaulted Dora Bates at Cam bridge City -oil Monday afternoon with a billiard cixe, inflicting probabl , fafal injui-ies. The quarrel began at Milton, the home of both of the men, at an eax-lxer hour in the aftex-noon and when Bates left for Cambridge City, Elmer Lowry, who is a man over fifty years of age, and his son James, a man of thirty years, fol lowed Bates up on the next tx-action car. A cowax-dly assault on Bates was made when found in Young's saloon at Cambridge City, he being struck repeatedly on the head' from behind by the elder Lowry. Bates was taken to the office of Dr. Little, whei-e his injm-ies were at tended. It was found that the skull was fractux-ed in one place and the skin broken in three places. Bates passed an uncomfortable night, but rallied somewhat yesterday. Deputy Pxosecutor A. R. Feem ster issued a wari-ant for the arrest of the Lowrys, who were taken into custody yesterdsy ending the action of the grand jury. Yesterday aftex-noon the jury com pleted its work by making an in spection of the county poor farm. : QUARTERLY HEALTH REPORT ! : FOR WAYNE COUNTY IS OUT: Dr. Geox-ge H. Grant, of this city, secretary of the. Wayne county board of health, gave oixt the county health report yesterday afternoon for the qxxarter ending September 30. During the mouths of July. August 'and September there were thirty-four cases of contagioxxs aixd infectious dis eases, of this number thirty-three suffered with typhoid fever. The re maining case was one of diphtheria. In July there was five cases of ty phoid fever, in August thirteen and in September fifteen. Tn the past three months seventy four Wayne county couples fell vic tims to Cupid's wiles; sixty-six were white and eight were colored.- Seventy-three of the grooms' and seventy" three of the brides were native Amre- republican GATHERING OF DISTINGUISHED REPUBLICANS AT INDI ANAPOLIS LOCAL DELEGATES Editor of the Palladium Was Invited as Press Representative The Speeches Last Night. Also One From Senator Fairbanks and Secretary Cortelyou Re gretting Non-attendance. The National Republican League, to which Attorney W. C. Converse, of this city, is a delegate, and to which the editor of the Palladium was in vited as a special newspaper repre sentative, began its sessions this moi-ning. A report from Indiana polis says five hundred, delegates were in their seats when the biennial con vention of the National Republican League was called to order in the big assembly room of the German House. C. W. Maguix-e, president of the Lin coln League of Indiana, opened the session and introduced the national president, J. Hampton Moore of Phil adelphia. After a-brief, invocation by Dr. II. W, Kellogg, pastor of the Central avenue .M. E. church, Gover nor Durbin delivered an address wel coming the delegates to Indianapolis. Sid B. Redding, of Arkansas, na tional treasurer of the league, re sponded '"to Governor Durbin 's ad dress. National Secretary -E. W. Weeks read the official call, and Pres ident Moore delivered the biennial ad-dx-ess. The latter part of the session was devoted to informal addresses by several of the ex-presideixts of the national body and prominent leag uers. Mass Meeting. The Palladium received a dispatch fx-om Indianapolis saying that at the mass meeting at Tomlinson Hall last .night there was a perfect jam. Secieaxv of the Treasury Leslie M. Shaw, and George A. Knight, of Cal ifornia, arrived yesterday afternoon. Both of these gentlemen delivered ad dresses last night that were received with enthusiasm. Roosevelt's Letter. The following letter from President Roosevelt1 was read: Whitellouse, Washington, Sept. 27, 1904. To My Dear Mr. Moore: Permit me through you to extend (Continued on fifth page.) icans. One groom and oen bride were of fordism birth. One of the grooms and fifteen of the brides were under twenty years of age Fiftj--two of the grooms and forty-seven of the brides were between twenty and thir ty years of age. Thirteen of the grooms and seven of the brides were between thirty and forty years of age. Three of the grooms and three of the brides were between forty and fifty years of age. Three of the grooms and one of the brides were between fifty and sixty years of are. One groom was between sixty and seventy yeai-s of age. The oldest groom to fall a vistim to the blind god pledged himself "to honor and (Coxxtinued on fifth page.) MASS MEETING Of the Democrats of Wayne County Today. The Wayne county Democrats will hold a mass meeting here this after noon to name a county ticket. The county committee believes that a large number of prominent Democrats from all over the county will be in attendance. While they known that there men will have no chance to be elected they think that they will strong men on the ticket they will help out the State and National slate SUPREME COURT Says Widow is Not Entitled to Sta tutory Allowance. The Supx-eme Court just decided that a widow who had accepted the provision made for her in her hus band's will was not entitled to the statutory allowance of $500 cash in addition. Samuel Bond, of Coving ton, bequeathed his wife their home and surrounding grounds, with $4,000 and provision for her support during life. She was nearly eighty years old at the time, and they had no children. The rest of the estate was left to Bond's brothers and sisters, The widow drew $110 a montlx for her support under the terms of the will, but after receiving $4,000 she presented a claim for $500 more, which was refused by the court. THIEVES DRIVE FARMER CRAZY WILLIAM HOLLER RAVING MA NIAC IN LIBERTY JAIL HIS CONDITION IMPROVED Unfortunate Man Was More Rational Yesterday His Home is Near Abington. (Special to the Palladium.) Liberty, Ind., October G. William Holler, who attempted to commit sui cide while confined in the jail here last Saturday, is at present in a ra tional state of mind and is resting easy today. A nixrse stays in his cell constantly. Yesterday, was per haps the most rational day he has had since he has been confined in the jail. The unfortunate man's family is very anxioxxs that he be admitted to Easthaven as soon as possible. Ilis brother, Frank Holler, stated yester day that if he was not admitted to that institution very soon that ar- ii-angements would be made to take him to a private retreat at Oxford, Ohio Holler is thirty-seven years of age and until recently lived with his bro ther. Frank Heller, on a farm near Abington. The two men had been very much annoyed by thieves, whose depredations , preyed on William's mind. Bloodhounds from New Paris, were secured and tracks of the thieves followed in hopes of locating or at J least frightening the robbers, who were thought to be local persons. The action of the bloodhounds was so new and strange to Mr. Holler that he dwelt ixpon it in his conversa tion for some time after the trails had leen followed to an end. He finally became a raving manias on the sub ject and had to be confined for safe keeping. A local paper stated yesterday that Holler attempted sixicide on Tuesday, but the sheriff of Union county last night declared this to be untrue. A Rxxssian official in Egypt, some time ago, boxxght in the papyrus mar ket a document which has proved to be a yaluable addition to Greek lit erature. It is a. commentary on Pla to's "Theaitetos." , It is to be print ed at once. POUTKAL E-FEAST IT IS PROBABLE THAT OCTO BER 27 WILL BE SELECTED AS THE DATE ? KNOW SATURDAY A Big Industrial Parade and a Torek. Light Procession Will Be Fea tures of the Affair. SUGGESTED BY Y. M. R C. L it To County Chairman A. M. Gard ner to Be Held in Glen Miller Park. The Wayne County Republican Central Committee 'now has under consideration a plan proposed by the Young -Men's Repxxblican Club to hold a big political love feast ci October 27. Yesterday the executive committee of the Young Men's Republican Club broaeld the subject to Chairmaa Gardner of the Central Committee. Their proposition In brief was ."If the county organization will furnish the money for this scheme we wli manage the affair." Mr. Gardner has promised to give an answer by Saturday. " V In ease this plan is adopted it i proposed to hold the love feast at Glen Miller and to make it an all-day affair, to which every, man, woman Mid child in Wayne county will ba in vited to attend with their dinner baskets. In the afternoon there w.iJl be an address delivered by a pror.'i r.ent speaker, also one in the eov r:;:ng. It i. .probable that one these spasf-m will be the Hon. Joh't L. Griffith.. It is a'i-o pitposed to hold a nuiTV moth parade on the same day in which every mercantile firm in the city and .every Republican organiza tion in the county will be asked to participate. Just before the speak ing in the evening a big torchlight parade will be held. It is more than probable that this rally will ba "pulled off" and Richmond can look fonvard to one of the biggest crowds that the old town has ever been call ed on to entertain. Closed For Repairs. The Morrison Reeves Library i closed for two days on account c-i general repairs that are being made. The contractor is going over the en tire bxxilding and a number of new shelves are being put in. The li brary will probably be opened Thurs day morning. . DISCOVERY DAY The Knights of Columbus Observe The Day. A committee of Knights of Colum bus has been appointed to arranp a program for the celebration "Discovery Day," October 12. Invi tations have been issued and will b sent to members of the Knights of Columbus and their lady friends. An elaborate program has.been prepared. The affair will occur in K. C. halL The committee consists of John E. Collins, Timothy Rady, John Zwis sler and George Staubach. Good Rehearsal The Woodward Lodge, L O. O. F.t rehearsed last night at the lodge room in preparation for the Wayne Lodge celebration at Cambridge City on October 14. On that evening their degree staff will 'give the third' 'cEe- LOV