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9 V WEATHER Cloudy, probably snow. Daily 1 WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881. DAILY ESTABLISHED WT. CONGRESS CONVENED IN THE SHORT SESSION OF THE FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS SENATOR G. W. FAIRBANKS Was Greeted Warmly by His Col leagues in the Senate No Sore Spots Left. Washington, December 5. Indi ana held a place not far from the center of the stage here on this, the opening day of the short session of the Fifty-eighth Congress. Senator Fairbanks, as the vice president elect, was sought out by nearly all the, influential members of the sen ate and house during the day, in or der that they migh extend congratu lations. An unbroken stream of callers passed in and out of his com mittee room, in the Capitol, and on the floor of the senate he was at all times the center of a group of fellow senators. He bore his honors mod estly, and said many times during the day that he regretted that ne would have to take leave of the sen ate in a little while as a participant in its deliberations. He is not yet prepared to make an announcement as to when he will resign the sena- torshin. but in view of the fact that the contest over the seat is ended, it is nrobable that he will serve out his term, and at the same time afford Representative Hemenway an oppor tunity to finish his labors as cliair man of the committee on appropria iions. The opening day of the session was the occasion for general ielicita tion among the members of the In diana delegation over the fact that tliP contest over the senatorial seat had ended so happily. The members of congress from the State who got here in time for the opening all said that the contest had left no sore snots. None seemed more pleased than Senator Beveridge, who will be come the senior senator alter MarcU 4. Indiana, he said, would honor her (Continued on fifth page.) FINISH DIET Convenes Amid Rejoicing Today s' TmTortfl.Tt. Session. Ilelsingfors, Finland, Dec. ... The Diet will convene here today to the great satisfaction of Finnish sub- jects of Russia. It cannot be said that the list of subjects to be dis cussed is lengthy or of vast import ance, but the mere fact of the as sembling of the four estates, which the Fins consider to be bound up in all their traditions, taken in connec tion with the spirit of the recently imperial manifesto, is regarded as an evidence of better relations between the Emperor and his Finnish sub jects. The imperial degress convening the Finnish Diet not only convokes it this year, but makes provision for its meeting three years hence, thus foreshadowing regular meetings of , the Diet, at intervals of not less than five years, in accordance with the letter of the Finnish Constitution for the first time since the Granc Duchy came under Russian sover , eijnity. EARLHAMITE A Splendid Number Just Issued From Press. The Earlamite for December has just been gotten out. Anna L. Doan, secretary of the Associated Charities at Anderson, has an article on "The .Associated Charities." A splendid P. article by Raymond Wehrley also ap pears in this issue, entitled. "The New Metropolis of Civilization." There is considerable of interest to college and its fraternity. RICHMOND American Bible League. Boston, Mass., Dec. 6. The Amer ican Bible Leage will begin its an nual convention in Park Street church here today. The league was brought into being a few years ago and its purpose is to protect the use of the Bible for evangelist purposes and hasten the evangelization of the world. A number of famous Bible students from all over the United States and Canada are in attend ance and several will speak. McCarren Hopes to Be Re-Elected. New York, Dec. 6. More than lo cal interest centres in the meeting of the Democratic County Committee which will meet here today for reor ganization. Senator Patrick McCar ren, friend of Judge Parker and one of the leaders of the Judge's recent campaign is making a strong fight for re-election as chairman of the executive committee and will doubt less be chosen to succeed himself. Warehousemen to Meet. Washington, Dec. 6. Delegates from all parts of the country are gathering here today for the opening of the convention of the American Warehousemen's Association tomor row. The meeting Avill no doubt be the largest in the history of the or ganization. REPORT IS MADE PUBLIC MUNICH? AL LIGHT COMMIS SIONERS' REPORT SHOWS A LOSS OF $500 Owing to Fact That a Dam is Be ing Constructed Presented to " Council. The report of the Municipal Light Commissioners for November was presented last evening at council. The report shows that the expendi tures exceed the receipts by $470.93 owing to the construction of a dam in the Whitewater river. The re port follows: Receipts. From light and power $2,337.65 From street and park light. 1,76S.75 From merchandise 19.75 Total receipts $4,126.15 Cash on hand October 31. .$1,333.55 $5,459.70 Expenditures. Operating f'vi'e'i--ps $1,750.90 Building and equipment .. 1,520.83 Material and labor on dam. 1,275.35 Furniture and fixtures .... 50.00 Total expenditures $4,597.08 Cash on hand November 30 862.62 $5,459.70 Recapitulation. Receipts from light and power $4,106.40 Operating expenses 1,750.90 Excess of Receipts over operating expenses .... $2,355.50 FEELS PROUD You Couldn't Hand H. Milton El rode a Red Apple. Mr. II. Milton Elrode, who was such a splendid hustler for the Re publican party during the last cam paign, is also an insurance hustler. He is the district manager of the Equitable Life of New York, and he has just closed one of the most suc cessful year's businesses in the his tory of that company in this city, lie tells us that within the past year his company has paid more dividends than any company in existence. Mr. Elrode is to be commended for the excellent year's service he has rendered. DAILY PALLADIUM, TUESDAY COMMISSIONERS' BUSY SESSION DR. GRANT RE-APPOINTED SEC RETARY BOARD OF HEALTH HILTON "DRYS" OPEN WAR On the "Wets" by Opposing the Granting of Liquor Licenses Remonstrances Filed. hi The county commissioners met yes terday at the court house. Besides the regular business routine of pass ing on all claims, such as salaries of county officials, etc., several other business matters were attended to. Dr. John M. Foutz, of Centerville, was appointed physician for the county infirmary in the place of Dr. Gabel, of Centerville, resigned. Dr. George II. Grant, of this city, was re-appointed secretary of the county board of health. At the last session of the legislature an act was passed to elect secretaries of county boards of health every four years but this act has been declared uncon stitutional and these secretaries are once more appointed every year as required by the old statute. On January 1 Dr. Grant begins his third year as secretary. Christian Schlonaker, of Milton, applied for a liquor license which was refused by the commissioners because a majority of the voters of Washington township remonstratied. This is the first step in the active war that the "Drys" propose to wage against the "Wets" in Wash ington township. " ""The following liquor licenses Were granted: Simeon Crockett,Cambridge City; J. A. Vosmeier, South Sixth street; Daniel Gavin, North E street; W. A. McAdams, South Fifth street; B. A. Kennepohl, North D street; Adam Kemper, Main street; D. B. Johnson, Ft. Wayne avenue. The commissioners set December 20 as the date for the opening of bids for the yearly supplies of the county offices. ELVA SLICK Arested for Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses. Deputy Sheriff Jesse Bailey yes terday morning arrested Elva Slick, ared sixteen years, on the charge of incorrigibility. As the girl is over sixteen years of age, she can not be sent to the Industrial School for Girls at Indianapolis, and later in the day a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses was brought against her and she is now in the county jail awaiting a hearing which will be given her by .Judge Fox this morning. S. K. Morgan charges the girl with obtaining $3.00 from him, representing that she was in the em ploy of George II. Knollenberg and that he owed her $5.00. Morgan states that he believed this to be true at the time and as he had no means of ascertaining the contrary he gave her the money. LARGE- CLASS Was Given the First Degree by the Druids. The local lodge of Druids last ev ening held its "roll call session." A large crowd of candidates were giv en the first degree and the team which initiated them was in new par aphernalia and appeared very neat. A number of officers prominent in the work of the lodge were present. Among these were, Grand Noble Arch Burke and Grand Secretary Wright of the Indiana Grand Lodge of Druids. A large banquet follow ed the work last eveninsr. Mr. Norman A. Lees, advertising manager of the Nutriola Medicine company, of Chicago, was in the city yesterday on business. MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1904. CITY COUNCIL'S SHORT SESSION NOT MUCH BUSINESS TRANS ACTED BY BODY IN COMMITTEE OF WHOLE On Some Secret Matter Not Ready for Publication The Municipal , Light Report. Council has a deep mystery, Dr. W. W. - Zimmerman, Mayor of the city of Richmond, from his throne in the council chamber told the august body of the city fathers that there was to be a damage suit to be considered and asked that some one move that council go into a commit tee of the whole, which was promp tly don and a minute later Rich mond's "papas moved with stealthy strides and countenances enveloped in veils of mystery into the clerk's office. As he left the council cham ber His-Honor tossed his hand to the repqrter and in a stage wisper said thetleliberations of the com mittee wold not be made public. The public nitirw waits with bated breath the timelJjippointed when the dark secret .will be disclosed. Outsid of this bit of meelodrama proceedings in council were dull, very dull. Council approved of a memor ial, presented by Henry Deuker, to D. G. Reid, condoling him as repre sentatives of the city on his late bereavement. The text of the mem orial is.printed in another column. The report of the municipal light commissioners was also heard and approved. 1 ' , , - City health officer recommended that the committee on public build ings and grounds examine the build ings on Detention Hospital grounds and report on the external condi tion of these buildings. City Commissioners reported that the matter of the proposed opening of a roadway from North Second street through the lands of the Light, Heat & Power company, should be considered by council. Dr. C. L. Hoover, dairy inspector, reported that he has inspected twen ty-four dairies and found them in fair condition. One cow has been quarantined. JED NEWKIRK Gives Up "999" and is Now Entered in Bicycle Race. Jed Newkirk is now a bicyclist. Jed is well known in this city, in fact he will never be forgotten. lie came here last summer with Harry Pickens and the racing motor car "999", at least it was called a rac ing machine though the local lovers of sport were never furnished with proof that the collection of junk on wheels could move without the as sistanme of horses. The unfortunate "999" was attached for debt and "Manager" Pickens took to parts unknown but Jed stuck to the ship until the attachment was released. Jed is to be a member of the Quaker Chicago team in the six day race at Madison Square Garden in, New York. His partner is Otto Mya of Philadelphia. If Newkirk cannot move a bicycle any faster than he moved "999" he is expected to fin ish about New Year's Dav. PLEADED GUILTY Did the Simpson Brothers to Charge of Assaulting Dunn. Walter and George Simpson were arraigned yesterday afternoon in the circuit court on the charge of as sault and battery on Noah Dunn, while hunting on his farm on Octo ber 27. Both men pleaded guilty. Judge Fox will not render a verdict until the testimony of Noah Dunn is heard. The Simpsons are out on bail. - The Sullivan McCoy Fight. Log Angeles, Cal., Dec. 6. The Jack (Twin) Sullivan-Kid McCoy fight, postponed from last month in order that the seating capacity of the Century Club might be increased, will take place tonight. Both men are in excellent shape for the contest. American Society of Mechanical En gineers. New York, Dec. 6. The annual meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will open here today, with President Ambrose Swasey's annual address, the subject of which was "Achievements of the Engineer with Respect to Exact Measurements." The program con sists chiefly of technical papers to be read by members of the association. Grand Opera For Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 6. Owing to the financial loss which Mr. Con reid suffered last season, it was fear ed at one time that there would be no grand opera here this year. Mr. Oonreid, however, has received a guarantee of $7,000 a performance and beginning tonight, Philadelphia will have eleven night performances and one matinee at several days' in tervals. CITY COUNCIL'S L ON THE DEATH OF THE LATE MRS. D. G. REID HIS MANY LAVISH GIFTS To the City, is the Neucleus of the Memorial to Mr. Reid Pre - - rented at Councilr"- The following memorial was pre sented by Councilman Deuker at the council meeting last night. After its reading the council adopted it unanimously : "On Thursday, December 1, 1904, occurred in this city, the funeral service and burial of Mrs. Daniel G. Reid, who, after a brief illness, died at her home on the Hudson, near New York, November 28. "The body was brought to Rich mond, and with every manifestation of respect, esteem and affection which loving hearts could suggest, was tenderly committed to its final rest in our nearby cemetery. "Mr. Daniel G. Reid holds a place in the hearts and affection of all our people, wholly unique. Born and reared in our community he has ever shown marked characteristics as a man and citizen and has held in an unusual degree, the esteem, respect and confidence of our people. While yet holding his citizenship among us, he has gone from our community to meet larger business opportunities and has achieved a measure of suc cess which is the pride of all our peo ple, the envy of none. In the mar velous success which his genius has invited, and which have .come to him, his heart has clung ds the ivy to his earlier associations and the (Continued on page four.) GOES TO OHIO With Daughter After Filing Charges of Incorrigibility. Yesterday afternoon Adam Ebling filed charges of incorrigibility against his daughter, Olive Ebling, aged fourteen years, and asked that she be plaeed under the guardian ship of the Industrial School for Girls. Shortly after making the charges Ebling left for Ohio taking the girl with him. It is the belief that Ebling took this action because he considered the charges that he had made and wished to keep his daughter out of the hands of the law. The girl's mother is dead and the father states in his petition that Ol ive is of a vicious nature and he has lost his power to control her. MEMORIA SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. JAMES J. TANNER IS DEAD GENTLEMAN WHO HAD FILLED RESPONSIBLE PLACES HE WAS BORN Hi INDIANA Left the Government Service Recent ly on Account of Irregu larities. Washington, December 5. Former Postmaster-General James N. Tyner, of Indiana, died at his home here to day. Mr. Tyner was removed from his position as Assistant Attorney Gen eral for the Postofiice Department last year because of his indictment, together with his nephew, Harrison J. Barett, on a charge of conspiracy in connection with the vuse of the mails by certain alleged "get-rich-quick" concerns. On this charge he was acquitted by a jury. He had been in ill health for a number of years. James Noble Tyner was born in Brookville, Ind.January 17, 1S26. He was graduated from the Brookvilla Academy in 1844. Two years later he entered a partnership with his father in mercantile business. In 1851 he went to Peru, Ind., and op ened a store. During his leisure time he studied law, and in 1857 he was admitted to the bar. He prac ticed law for several years in Mi ami xojymty. axulvwas active in Repub lican politics. He was secretary of i the Indiana senate from 1857 until 1SC1. In 18G0 he was a presidential elector. From 18G1 until 18GG he , served as a special agent of the Post office Department. He was chosen Congressman to fill the vacancy caus ed by the election of Daniel D. Pratt, who then represented the dis trict, to the United States senate and served from 1869 to 1875. INVESTIGATION Is Being Made of the Sudden Death of Stevens. Indianapolis, December 5. The coroner is investigating the death of Walter Stevens, of 428 Erie strecr, formerly of Richmond, who shot him self with a revolver Saturday even ing, causing death. He held the re volver to his temple and pulled the trigger, yet the evidence in the case indicates that the shooting was fl'i accident. With Stevens at the time were M. M. Bonewitz, a close friend, and Mrs. Stevens and her one-year- old daughter. Stevens was proud of a new revolver that he possessed. The weapon had a "safety attach ment," and after explaining it, he said the weapon could not be dis charged. To demonstrate, Stevens held the revolver to his "temple. Bonewitz told him not to be so care less, and Stevens pulled the trigger. Stevens fell with a bullet in his brain and he died while on his way to the City Hospital in the ambu lance. MISS BOOTH Is to Be Given Great Welcome by Salvation Army. New York, Dec. G. A large num ber of the leaders of the Salvation Army movement in America have ar rived here to be present at the wel come reception which will be tender ed Commissioner Eva Booth this evening, at Carengie Hall. Miss Booth is the daughter of Gen. Wil liam Booth and succeeds Commander Booth-Tucker, who sailed recently for England, as head of the work in America. . . . . - i.