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RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1904.
SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS.
POR THE NATIONAL COMMIS
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
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.)
Will be Served the Poor by Salva
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
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
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.
SOMEWHAT PROUD OF SHOW
ING IN FUNDS
THERE IS A LARGE INCREASE
In Collections Over Last Year, Say
ing Nothing About the Tax
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
Collections for 1903
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.
Pictures Made Whether Sun Shines
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.
Mr. Ellis Gaston, of Ft. Wayne,
formerly of this city, paid local
friends a visit yesterday.
INDIANA'S WAR GOVERNOR TO
A SUITABLE MEMORIAL
To Be Erected in Indianapolis
Jhe Committees Were Named
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
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.
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."
MEMBERS OP GENERAL ASS EM-
ELY "OLD BURNT" DISTRICT
MEETING) Al RUSHVILLE
And Enthusiastically Endorse Him
for the Place in the 'National
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.
Of Newcastle is Enlarged by W. H.
(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,
General Improvement in Industrial
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-
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
PRIVATE SECRETARY TO GOV
A VERY HANDSOME SALARY
Goes With the Office Has Been a
Close Personal Friend for
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.
Tan Alpha Phis Take a Game from
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.
TO CHURCH MEETING IN INDI
MR. NICHOLSON, REV. LYONS
Assist in Drawing Up Provisions
For a New Divorce
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 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
The sixth provision is to prevent
the so-called "habitual drunkards"
from remarrying until they can con
vince the court that they have com
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.
Home of Mr. ELincaid Bnrned to the
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. .
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