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WEATHER .Bally a Want Ad in the Palladi- Thursday fair. Be no material today. change in temperature. KEKLY ESTARr-THHRn lWtl. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1904. SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. The Fall A RECEIVER APPOINTED POR THE NATIONAL COMMIS SION COMPANY 4 FAILURE OCCURRED TUESDAY Banks Notified to Discontinue Pay ment of Checks Second Na tional in List. it A receiver for the National Com mission company, the concern which thad an office in Richmond and went to the wall on Tuesday, was appoint ed in Indianapolis yesterday. The Second National Bank in this city has been notified to cease cashing checks. The petition for the receiv er was filed by Frank M. Ketchman, a broker in the Indianapolis Board of Trade and until Monday an agent of the National Commission Com pany. Ketchman has a claim of $725.25 against, the company. The Marion Trust Company was oppoint ed as receiver for the company. The officers of the company did not ap pear until yesterday morning. J. Douglass, president of the defunct organization began work on the books as soon as he arrived. He stated to the plaintiffs in the receiv ership case that all of the indebted ness of the company would be paid as soon as he could check up the accounts of the ' company, but said he knew nothing of the condition of the accounts or what the assets or the, indebtedness would be. ' A story comes from Boston to the effect that Thomas W. Lawson is responsible for the failure of the company and that he has caused the failure of a number of firms throughout the country who are in the same line if business in the last few weeks. George A. Buskirk, acting receiver for the Union Trust Company, ob tained a list of banks in which the company had deposits and notified them to discontinue payment of the checks. These banks are: First National, Decatur, Ind.; First National, Lima, 0. ; Farmers and Merchants,' Win chester, Ind.; Farmers' National, Edinburg, Ind.; Citizens' State Bank, Knightstown, Ind.; Commer cial National, Union City, Ind.; Cit izens' Bank, Liberty, Ind.; Citizens' Exchange, Elwood, Ind.; Alexandria Bank, Alexandria, Ind.; American Rational Bank, Frankfort, Ind.; Ma rion National Bank, Marion, 0. ; People's Bank, Portland, Ind.; Bank of Redkey, Redkey, Ind.; Rush Coun ty National Bank, Rushville, Ind.; State Bank, Tipton, Ind.; Studeba ker Bank, BlufTton, Ind.; Union Na tional, Muncie, Ind.; Western Wayne Bank, Cambridge City, Ind.; Union State Bank, Moristown, Ind.; Wabash National, Wabash, Ind.; Second National, Richmond, Ind.; Shirley Bank, Shirley, Ind.; Oxford, National, Oxford, 0.; Anderson Banking Company, Anderson, Ind.; Central Trust and Savings, Newcas tle, Ind.; Citizens' Bank, Greenfield, Ind.; Citizens' Loan and Trust Com pany, Bloomington, Ind.; Citizens' National, Hope, Ind.; Citizens' Na tional, Bedford, Ind.; Delaware county National Bank, Muncie, Ind.; Dayton National, Dayton, O.; Eaton Banking Company, Eaton, O.; Fay ( Continued on Page Five.) 500 DINNERS Will be Served the Poor by Salva tion Army. The Salvation Army in America -will on Christmas Day serve 300,000 dinners to the poor. Ensign and Mrs. Winterbottom n charge of the sub-station in this city will serve 500 of the poor of Richmond on this day and the friends of the Army are be ing appealed to for financial assist ance to help defray the expenses of these dinners. Ensign Winterbottom and his wife have made a house to house canvass and a good sized fund been raised. Lancaster Has Star Fight Card. Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 8. The Ath letic Club of this city has arranged a good card for tonight, and many out of town sports will witness it. George Decker and Billy Maharg, featherweights, will clash for six rounds at catchweights. Kid Locke and Phil Logan will also meet in the semi-star bout for the same . route. Willie Gibbs and Kid Beebe, the war horse of Philadelphia, meet in the third bout. Paris' Big Auto Show. Paris, Dec. 8. A large nun ber ot Americans were present at the open ing of the automobile show in the Paris salon today. Practically all the makes of autos in the market are on exhibition and there will bn some interesting contests held during the show. A feature of the exhibit will be the auto boat race on the Seine. The race is to be known as the Coupe du Salon, and the fact that it is to be held right on the doorstep of the auto world will, it is believed., do a great deal to favor the sport and eradicate the unfavorable ideas which exist as to the nature of this class of craft. TREASURER SPEKENHIER SOMEWHAT PROUD OF SHOW ING IN FUNDS THERE IS A LARGE INCREASE In Collections Over Last Year, Say ing Nothing About the Tax Adjuster. County Treasurer J. A. Speken hier yesterday afternoon gave out his report of the second installment of taxes for the year. The report shows that the increase of collections over last year amounts to nearly $3, 000, outside the amounts turned into the treasury by the tax adjuster. In cluding the amount collected by the tax adjuster the increase in collec tions over last year is a little over $33,000. The showing of the coun ty treasury is a splendid one and Mr. Spekenhier has a perfect, right to feel a little "set up." Tax Adjust er Lowe has also made a most ei-edit-able showing the brief time he has been in the employ of the county, since April last, and in that time he has ferreted out and collected back taxes amounting to the snug sum of $30,144.04. The following is the re port of the county treasurer given out for publication: Second installment collec tion, 1001 $183,174.03 Turned in by uix adjuster 30.144.05 Total Collections for 1903 $213,318.08 .$180,210.23 Net gain $33,090.75 Outside of amounts turned into the treasury by adjuster the collec tions show a gain of $2,054.80. J. A. SPEKENHIER, Count v Treasurer. SOMETHING NEIV Pictures Made Whether Sun Shines or Not. At this season of the year people have usually been at a loss to have pictures finished for Christmas pres ents. If the weather was dark and cloudy no pictures could be secured Last year the weather before Christ mas was cloudy and few pictures were made; This Christmas the sit uation is changed, and Mr. F. J. Par sons cares little whether the sun shines or not. He has a new ap paratus called the Risto Printing cab inet, which contains an electric bulb. Forty cabinets and twenty SxlO pic tures can be finished at one time. The apparatus is a Godsend to Mr. Parsons. Mr. Ellis Gaston, of Ft. Wayne, formerly of this city, paid local friends a visit yesterday. MONUMENT TO MORTON INDIANA'S WAR GOVERNOR TO BE HONORED A SUITABLE MEMORIAL To Be Erected in Indianapolis Jhe Committees Were Named at Meeting. Plans to have a monument erected to the Hon. Oliver P. Morton, at In dianapolis have now taken definite shape and it is quite probable that the next legislature will appropriate a sum of money for the erection of such a monument. Today at the State House in Indianapolis, a com mittee, which was recently appoint ed by the G. A. R. department of In diana, will meet to consider a report which the committee intends making to the legislature. It has been the desire of the members of the G. A. R. for some time that a statue of Indi ana's war governor be placed on the piazza or terrace at the east of the State House and facing the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument. In the appointment of the committee for this purpose it seems strange that no member of the G. A. R. was appointed from Wayne county which was the home of Governor Morton. This has often attracted the atten tion of prominent Grand Army men, but no explanation has ever been made of the matter. The members of the committee are W. R. King, of Greenfield; George W. Grubbs, Mar tinsville; A. D. Van Osdal, Madison; I). N: Foster, Ft. Wayne, and Charles M. Travis, Crawfordsville. It is said that no set amount for such a monu ment has been decided upon by the committee, but there is a sentiment in favor of an appropriation of a sum as Inrge or larger than the ap propriation authorized for the erec tion of the Hendricks monument in the State House grounds. J. 0. BARRETT Earlham Etudent Not Insane as Was First Reported. Last Saturday morning an article was printed stating that James O. Barrett, a student at Earlham Col lege, was suddenlv crazed in his room at the college on Friday after niin and rushed into the parlor of the dormitory in a half nude state. It was learned yesterday afternoon that the voung man was onlv delir ions from a high fever and while in this condition wandered into the parlor, not however in a half nude condition. Young Barrett is now at his home in Greenville, Ohio, and is under the care of a physician. STRONG NUMBER Is Dignani's Magazine for Decem ber. The December number of Dig nam's magazine has made its appear ance in the market and is the most interesting number of that popular magazine that has yet been publish ed. It has all the features that are contained in up-to-date periodicals and also contains thirty-two pages of solid reading matter. Besides the regular features, the opening chap ters of "The Flight of the Red Ar row," are also introduced. This is one of the strongest stories that has been published in any magazine for some time. The circulation of the magazine is rapidly increasing and Dignam's promises to be a fixture in the-literary world of Richmond. "The Four Biggest Fools." The revival at the Christian church is still in progress. A large congregation was present at the service last evening. Tonight Mr. Ivuhn will preach on "The Four Big gest Fools in Richmond." SIXTH DISTRICT FOR HEMENWAY MEMBERS OP GENERAL ASS EM- ELY "OLD BURNT" DISTRICT MEETING) Al RUSHVILLE And Enthusiastically Endorse Him for the Place in the 'National Senate. Tuesday night the members of the General Assembly of the Sixth Indi ana District met at Rushville and enthusiastically passed a resolution endorsing James A. Hemenway for the United States senate and endors ing Senator Beveridge for re-election. The meeting was called by E. P. Thayer, district chairman. Senator Roscoe E. Kirkman, of Richmond, was chairman, and Senator E. E. Moore, of-' Connersville, secretary. Besides Messrs. Moore and Kirkman, there were present Representatives Henry E. Guffin, ctf Rush county; Web Woodfill, Decatur county; Ev erett Haymond, Shelby county; W. H. II. Rock, Hancock and Marion counties, and Richard N. Elliott, of Madison, Rush and Hancock counties was not present, but sent a telegram in favor of the resolution. Repre sentative M. W. Yencer, of Wayne county; Representative Levi Ulrieh, Henry county, and Senator New house Decatur count', were not pres ent. The' resolution will be sent to them, to give them an opportunity to sign if they desire. Mr. Yencer was classed as an anti-IIemenway man a fe- days ago before the other candidates for the senate had with drawn, but it is believed that he will now support him. Judging from the reports sent out of the meetings of the members of the General Assembly in the congres sional districts throughout the State, Mr. Hemenway will bury all opposition in a veritable landslide. DAILY COURIER Of Newcastle is Enlarged by W. H. Elliott. (Special to the Palladium.) Newcastle, Ind., December 7. The Newcastle Daily Courier, which was recently purchased by William H. Elliott, formerly Commissioner of the Interior of Porto Rico, made its appearance Tuesday in an enlarged and grealty improved form. Mr. Elliott intends making the paper one of the best dailies in the State, and no expense will' be spared to make it one. The paper was formerly a seven-column, four-page and in its enlarged condition it is a six-colmun, eight-page paper. LABOR CIRCLES General Improvement in Industrial Conditions. A general improvement in indus trial conditions in Indiana during the last two years is noted in the bi ennial report of Labor CommissioTi- ers L. P. McCormack and B. Frank Schmid, which is in the hands of the State printer. Regarding the improvement, the report says: "This fact finds expres sion in fewer lockouts, strikes and boycotts; a smaller number of per sons involved; a shorter duration of trouble; a lessened intensity of strife. more gratifying settlements and a greater number of adjustments with- iiiii miiilc?. Of Interest to Shooters. Brooklyn, N. Y.. Dec. S. The an nual meeting of the Interstate Asso ciation of Marksmen will be held here today. The Grand Americf-n Handi cap affairs, applications for tourna ments during the season of 1005 and other important business will be I passed upon. Pastor Wagner Home. Paris, Dec. S. Rev. Charles Wag ner, author of "The Simple Life," returned home today from a visit to America. Pastor Wagner expressed himself as delighted with his trip, but refused to discuss the report that a number of American admirers headed by John Wanarnaker will build an independent church for him in Paris where the doctrines of the simple life may be advocated. Dan Patch Closes Season. New Orleans, La., Dec. S. Dan Patch, the famous racer concludes his season at the race track here to day. Ths wonderful trotter has run several memorable races this year and the season which closes today is the most successful of his career. Walker to Box Matthews. Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. S. Foster Walker, who has lately been given charge of his affairs to Nelson Osborn, has been matched wth Mat ty Matthews for a bout before the Grand Rapids Athletic Club tonight. The men are to fight at 142 pounds. ONION B. HONT APPOINTED PRIVATE SECRETARY TO GOV ERNOR HANLY A VERY HANDSOME SALARY Goes With the Office Has Been a Close Personal Friend for Years. Yesterday morning at Indianapolis Governor-elect J. Frank Hanly an nounced that Union B. Hunt, of Winchester, would be the governor's private secretary. Mr. Hanly and Mr. Hunt have been close friends, both politically and personally for a number of years and Mr. Hunt hesi tated for some time about accepting the position but finally accepted. Mr. Hunt is a well known poli tician and attorney of the Eighth district and he has served two terms as Secretary of State. In speaking of the appointment Governor Hanly said: "The position of secretary to the governor is something more than a clerkship. The manner in which the duties are performed go far to make or mar the State administration The relation between the secretary and the governor is so confidential that the selection ought to be a per sonal one. Acting upon this convic tion, I tendered the position to Un ion B. Hunt immediately after the election. The administration and the people are more to be congratulated than Mr. Hunt." The salary of the private secre tary to the governor is $2,400 a year, as provided by the general appropri ation bill passed in 1903. BASKET BALL Tan Alpha Phis Take a Game from Monarchs. A game of basketball was played last evening at Garfield gymnasium between the Monarchs and the Tau J Alpha Phis. The score resulted 92 to 13 in favor of the latter team. Team work was the feature of the game. Following is the lineup: Monarchs Tau Alpha Phi Kinsella .... forward .... Wiggins Buckingham . . forward Wilson Taylor center Sands Wright guard Test Evans guard Hill The winners are trying to arrange a srame with the high school. To Indiana Industrial SchooL Elva Slick, the young girl who was convicted before Judge Fox in the juvenile court on Tuesday of obtain- mg money unaer iaise pretenses, win be taken to Indianapolis today by Sheriff Smith. She will be placed in the Indiana Industrial School for girls until she becomes of age. RICHMOND DELEGATES TO CHURCH MEETING IN INDI ANAPOLIS TUESDAY MR. NICHOLSON, REV. LYONS Assist in Drawing Up Provisions For a New Divorce Law. Timothy Nicholson and the Rev. S. R. Lyons of the United Presbyterian Church attended a meeting of church representatives in Indianapolis Tues day afternoon which decided on six provisions for a new law covering di vorces. These provisions will be em bodied in a bill which wDl be intro duced in the Legislature after being examined by several of the , best known jurists in the state. Church members of every denomination will memoralize the Legislature to pass the bill. The following are the six provis ions that were decided on: 1. After a divorce suit is filed,the trial shall be deferred from three months to one year. 2. Three years' residence in a county shall be required before a di vorce suit can be filed. 3. Un corroborated testimony of the plaintiff or defendant shall not be accepted by the court in the trial of a divorce action. 4. When the commission of a crime is sufficient reason for the granting of a divorce it should be made a cause for the punishment of the wrong-doer and the prosecuting attorney should be compelled to pros- , ecute the case. 5. Limited divorces for a consid erable time should be granted and punishment for bigamy should be in flicted if a marriage is contracted be fore the expiration of the time speci fied in the limited divorce decree. G. The guilty party should not be allowed to remarry as long as the cause for wheh the divorce was grant ed exists. The sixth provision is to prevent the so-called "habitual drunkards" from remarrying until they can con vince the court that they have com pletely reformed. Besides Mr. Nicholson and Dr. Ly ons the following representatives at tended the meeting: A. tc. TTY."yHl. M. C. Pearson and W. S. Doan, Indianapolis;. Tohn L. Thompson and A. C. 'Wood, Pen dleton; Enos Harvey, Fairmount; W. P. Henley, Carthage, and Mrs. Mary H. Goddard, Muncie: Lutheran church. W. W. Criley, Indianapolis; D. M. Horner, Broad Ripple, and W. S. Sigmund, Columbus; Presbyter ian churuch, Thomas C. Day, India napolis: Thomas M. Green, Rushville Eli F. Ritter, Jesse C. Moore and W. G. Dreythaler, all of Indianapolis, were present, but not as representa tives of the churches. To draw up a legislative bill em bodying the provisions decided upon a committee was appointed as fol lows: Timothy Nicholson, chairman; W. S. Doan, " Eli F. Ritter, M. C. Pearson and W. S. Sigmund. In the open discussion of marriage and divorce laws several of the rep resentatives favored a provision de nying marriage licenses to the feeble minded, drunkards, and persons in the last stages of consumption. Another meeting will be held be fore the legislature convenes. COUNTY FIRE Home of Mr. ELincaid Bnrned to the Ground. A fire broke out in the residence of J. II. Kincaid, three miles west of Centerville (Pinhook) yesterday morning about 8 o'clock. The fire originated in the sitting room from a pipe leading upstairs. The loss will amount to about $1,000, with about $400 insurance. There was very lit tle insurance on the household goods. There was no possible way to fight the flames and the house was en tirely consumed. .