Help Poor Child en Christmas By Contributing To Fund
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WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881.
DAILY ESTABLISHE 18T8.
RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 18, 1904.
SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS.
fj OR CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ARE
THE PLANS Of ENGINEER
I an ideal spot
Richmond Would Be if the City En
gineer's Scheme is Decided
Chautauqua Grounds and an Athletic
Field, Also a Boulevard to be
Located in North Richmond.
The plans for the proposed Chau-
j tauqua grounds, athletic park, lake,
i i. nil O
driveway ana tne piat or lors ior tne
new proposed addition to the city,
north of the Pennsylvania railroad,
between North Twenty-fourth street
and North Sixteenth streets, which
r$ has been drawn by City Engineer
Weber, and were yesterday after
5 .ft noon turned over to Dr. T. Henry
J Davis, who in turn presented them
to Dr. Stevenson and Ell wood O.
Morris, the committee appointed by
theCivic Improvement League to
liSposed scheme of Mr. Weber's. "
If the proposed plan which the
,city engineer has set down on paper
is decided feasible Richmond will be
one of the most .delightful inland
, summer resorts that can be found in
the middle west. The following" is
what Mr. Weber proposes for the
ivie Improvement, with the aid of
Hhe city of Richmond, to do:
Widen the east fork of the White
J water river from North Eighteenth
street east three-quarters of a mile,
making it 1,000 feet wide at the wid-
li?st part. At Twenty-fourth street to
have a bridge placed across the lake.
West of this bridge the lake would
cover thirty acres and east of the
same bridge twenty acres would be
ysnder water. The depth of the lake
trcijt of the proposed Twenty-fourth
ftffit I bridge would be twelve feet
fnd slightly shallower on the east.
y Ihe deepest part or the lake would
be fifteen feet and the shallowest
pp't would be four feet.
"Viis lake would be a spring water
ake, being fed by Hawkins' springs
and the springs in Glen Miller park.
Glen Miller lake would be 43 feet
"higher than the proposed body of
water. At the western end of the
1ake the water would find an outlet
into East Fork creek over a concrete
spillway, 100 feet in width and fif
teen feet in height. Over this spill
way the Eighteenth street bridge
would be built and it is also included
in the plans to erect a power house
;near the spillway which would be
"operated by. water power and would
supply light for ihe Chautauqua
4'ounds.and the new city addition.
VJThe lake at it's eastern extremity
mid be about eight feet below the
4te'el -of Eighteenth street. On the
cLsbuth ahore of the lake near Eigh-
Heith street in the little grove where
the Hawkins spring is. the Chautau
qua grounds would bo located. The
U grounds would be 1,200 feet bv S00
feet and a beautiful pavillion would
,'be erected near the center.- Along
fthe shore would be built bath and
I boat houses and the beach made an
( ideal one for bathers.
I One of the most attractive fea
tures is the proposed lake shore
I driveway. This driveway would pass
; through the Chautauqua grounds
from Nineteenth street west to
I Eighteenth' street, across the bridge
,Hna east along the norm snore ot
the lake to the Twentv-fourth street
bridge, thence south to North J street
jr then east to the old Hawkins
baseball grounds, where the road
would make a loop and run south un
der the Pennsylvania railroad cul
vert into Glen Miller park. The new
roadway would there make a junc
ture with the driveway about Glen
Miller lake at the northern end of
the lake. This boulevard would be
macadamized and beautiful shade
trees set along the roadside.
The proposed athletic park will be
on the south side of J street and west
of Twentieth street, near the Nine
teenth street circus grounds. In the
athletic park it is the plan of Mr.
Weber to have a regulation half mile
track and a commodious amphitheat
re. The ground within the race track
can be used for a baseball diamond,
a football gridiron, or a place to
hold field games.
In the 'plans it is arranged that
the car lines be extended from North
E street across the Nineteenth street
bridge to North II street, which
would make the cars pass the athletic
ampitheater, thence east on II street
to Twentieth street, then north on
Twentieth street to J street, where it
is planned to have a loop on the
north side of J street in front of the
The new addition to the city would
include all the land lying north of
the Pennsylvania tracks t'o the lake
and between North Sixteenth street
and North Twenty-fourth street.
This land is all platted off in lots on
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CITY ENGINEER WEBER COR
RECTS WRONG IMPRES
SION. STREET RAILWAY COMPANY
Doing the Work and the City Has
Nothing to Do With It.
I desire to correct the following
statement that appeared in your pa
per in an article " Through Cars are
to be Ruu" Etc. You said, "Sever
al days ago the city engineer's force
began to cut the grade of Main
street twelve inches, accomplishing
the same result. The work was done
with the announcement that the es
tablished grade of the street was
really twelve inches lower,ete." Your
article infers that the city engineer
was doing the work and lowering the
street twelve inches. The fact of the
matter is, the Street Ry. Company is
doing the work, the city has nothing
whatever to do with it. The work
was commenced and executed in the
usual manner corporations do work,
that hold franchises, especially this
corporation and without my knowl
edge that, or when operations were
to begin. The plans under which the
company is making the improvement
is claimed to be those prepared by
this department. If this is true, they
call for a reduction of the street at
the east side of, the C.,CL& : L. bridge
on Main (street eight inches and at
the, east side of East First street, five
inches, and the changing of their
alignment. The work undertaken
has not been finished -nor can it be
until . the weather moderates, and
when completed the street will pre
sent a more pleasing effect, than it
did oefore they undertook it, and
wijl be in accordance to my ideas
and desires at the time the street
railway company laid their tracks.
If through cars are to be operated
under the C. C. & L. Bridge other
(Continued on fifth page.)
City Water Works Company Moving
to Eighth Street.
The Richmond City Water Works
Company is moving from the Hittle
block in North Ninth street to the
room in North Eighth street recently
vacated by the Light, neat and Po
wer Company. The reason for the
move' was -not 'given.!
ON THE STAND
IN THE GILLESPIE TRIAL AT
THE OPPOSING COUNSELS
Have Warm Words at the Opening
of the Session of Yesterday
Rising Sun, Ind., December 17.
City Engineer C. II. Keeney was on
the witness stand all morning in
the Gillespie trial, detailing the dis
tance from the Gillespie home to the
Seward gate and from the gate to
the lattice work in the rear of Miss
Royle's residence. He was closely
cross examined by the defense.
Court adjourned at 11:30 until Mon
A warm war of words between the
opposing counsel, into which the
court was drawn, marked the opening
of the second day's trial of James
Gillespie. Judge Cornet ruled against,
the admission of the testimony of
Mrs. Louis Bloss, tending to show
the kindly disposition of Miss Lizzie
Gillespie and the unfriendly feeling
of her brother James.
The court was taken to task by
the prosecution because it was charg
ed he sustained the objection of the
defense to the questions, not for
reasons that Captain Coles had offer
ed, but because of views of his own.
Mr. McMullen denied that a judge
had any right to furnish the defense
with valid grounds for objection
controversy took up more than an
hour and comparatively slow prog
ress was made until the afternoon
session, when Judge Cornet pushed
the examination of witnesses along
at a rapid rate.
Twelve witnesses were examined
today. Several were called to com
plete the corpus delicti and others
to show the ill feeling existing be
tween James and his murdered sis
ter. The State seems to have its case
in better order than before, and
questioned its witnesses with more
method than at the first trial.
A comparatively neAV point which
was testified to by two witnesses was
the fact that when Lizzie Gillespie
had the typhoid fever some four
years ago James never went near her.
One of the most important bits of
evidence for the State was given by
Rev. John Henry, formerly pastor of
the Presbyterian church here, who
preached Lizzie Gillespie's funeral.
He was brought all the way from
the northern part of the State to tell
of a conversation with Jim Gillespie,
in which he asked Jim on behalf of
his aged mother to call and see her.
Jim said to the minister:
"If my mother wants to see me
she knows where , I live. I will go
over there no more. I have lived in
hell long enough."
Several of the lady friends of
Miss Gillespie testified - as to what
took place at the stricken home on
the night of the murder and subse
quent thereto. Among them were
Miss Maud Matson, sister of the
mayor of Rising Sun; Miss Edith
Buchanan, Mrs. Lizzie Lemmon and
Mrs. Maria Fisher. Even- one of
them said they had not seen Jim Gil
lespie at his mother's house at any
time for two years prior to the mur
der. A morsel of humor relieved the mo
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:' PALLADIUM SANTA GLAUS FUND
Following the advice of several prominent people the Palladium
will start a fund for making the poor children of the city happy
on Christmas day. The list of generous donors will be published
each day, and when the list is completed the money will be placed
in the hands of a committee of Five Prominent Ladies, who will use
it to the best advantage in providing suitable Christmas presents
for poor children. "Who will be the first donor? Bring or send
money to the Palladium.
THE SUM OF $42.00 HAS BEEN
CONTRIBUTED TO FUND
OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE
Employees at International Harvest
er Company Make a Con
The Palladium, Richmond, Ind.
Gentlemen We are interested in
your effort in behalf of the poor chil
dren of the city and the enclosed
contribution, amounting to $7.75, is
given in the fname of the office and
warehouse employees of the Interna
tional Harvester Company of Amer
ica, this city, v
Yours very truly,
ER CO., OF-AMERICA.
By F. B. Black, G. A.
The above Jetter was received yes
terday by the Palladium with a check
for the amount stated and in behalf
of the poor' children of Richmond,
the Palladium extends thanks to the
office and warehouse employees of
the local International Harvester
Company agency for their generous
The fund-to purchase presents for
the poor children of the city contin
ues to come-in and last night the to
tal amount received amounted to an
even $42.00. The Palladium is the
first local-paper that ever attempted
to .raise a fund for the purpose of
rjresentmgi the little waifs of the
I citv wih presents on Christmas day
ajKf-ii -jKiorrs in - tneir- oeuaii are
meeting with great success. Once
more the Palladium requests that ev
eryone who has not yet contributed
to do so at their earliest convenience.
The . following contributions have
been -made to the Palladium's
popular subscription fund to pur
chase presents for the poor children
of this city:
The Palladium $5.00
Friend of poor 5.00
Mrs. Madison Swadener 1.00
Little Friend 05
Mrs. J. M. Westcott 5.00
H. C 1.00
Mr. P 1.00
A Friend 1.00
Mary Johnson 10
Robert Johnson 10
P. IS. Xvrick 1.00
C. E. Shiveley 1.00
Mrs. II. II. Swift 1.00
Mrs. J. H. Shofer 1.00
A. B 50
Office and platform force of the
P., C, C & St. L 5.25
Since Last Report.
Employees of the International
Harvester Company 7.75
15. 0 1.00
Dr. G. II. Grant 1.00
Benjamin Johnson, jr. ..... .10
Irvin Coffin 10
Little Boy 05
Total amount received ....$42.00
The Salvation Army is to have a
new officer, Lieutenant Rex Munselle.
a good banjo and cornet player,
transferred from Evansville to assist
this army in its good work. Young
Munselle is a good boy and no doubt
will be of great benefit to the Salva
tion Army in this city.
Deaths and Funerals.
Morgan Mrs. E. I). McKay and
George Manning have returned from
Kalamazoo, Mich., where they at
tended the funeral of their mother,
Mrs. Nancy A. Morgan, aged sixty
years, who died a few days ago. The
funeral services were held in the A.
M. E. church in Kalamazoo, the Rev.
Mr. Lyons, of that city, officiating.
The pallbearers were P. Beavers, E.
Stewart, S. S. Wheatly, G. StofTord,
J. Ilaekley and J. Outland. The de
ceased had many friends in this citv.
At the high school chapel Monday
morning Mrs. Howard Dill will ex
hibit to the high school pupils aud
their friends the lantern slides in
Japanese art which were so favorably
received by the Tourist Club.
Condition Remains Unchanged.
The condition of Mason Taylor,
who was injured at the foundry of
Gaar, Scott & Company on Wednes
day, remains the same as it did yes
terdaj'. His attending physicians
are unable to state whether the in
juries will be fatal or not, but they
are inclined to believe that the young
man has a good chance for ecovey.
f So Ittq tirvn A ttott
Meetings will be held in the army
hall, 1032 Main street, tonight and
tomorrow night at 8 o'clock. All are
AT THE COLLEGE
SEMI-ANNUAL STUDENTS' RE
CITAL AT EARLHAM
HELD AT LINDLEY HALL
Last Night by the Department of Mu
sicWas a Great Success Held
in Lindley Hall.
Last evening in the chapel at Lind
ley hall the department of music of
Earlham College gave it's semi-annual
students' recital. The program
rendered was an excellent one and
pleased a large audience. Miss Hel
en Votaw 's rendition of McDowell's
"Witches Dance," on the piano was
very commendable. Miss Winifred
Trueblood also made quite an im
pression with her piano recital. The
following was the program rendered:
Scherzo from Heroic Symphony....
Mamie Hough, Nina Harris, Helen
Votaw, Winifred Trueblood.
Polonaise in A Major Chopin
Part Song Ladies' Chorus
Polish Dance Scharwenka
The Rose Max Spicker
Witches' Dance MacDowell
a Hunting Song Reincke
b Fantaisie Caprice Reincke
a Wanderers' Night Song (Goethe)
b Who is Sylvia- (Shakespeare)
Novellette in F Schumann
Sunbeams Landon Roland
The Trout Schubert-Heller
Song Ladies' Chorus
Duo for Two Pianos Heller
Constance Fosler and Pearl Kine
hart. CONDUCTOR HULS
Still at Cambridge City Awaiting
Cambridge City, December 17.
Mr. Huls, the railroad conductor
who was hurt Wednesday afternoon
near East Germantown, is still here
at the home of Oscar Williams. He
is slowly improving and will be tak
en to his home in Indianapolis in a
STEAMER BURNS AND NINE
LIVES ARE LOST ON THE
FIRE BROKE OUT
While the Glen Island Was Off the
Coast of Long Island Loss a
Quarter of a Million
ESCAPE Hi SMALL BOATS
Did Many of the Passengers The
Flames Were Discovered at
New York, December 17. Br the
burning of the Starin line steamer
Glen Island, in Long Island sound to
day, nine lives were lost and property
roughly estimated at a quarter of a
million dollars was destroyed. That
mora lives were not sacrificed un
doubtedly was due to the personal
courage of the Ulcers and the crew,
and the excellent discipline maintain
ed when a horrible death for all
seemed almost a certainty.
When the steamer was abandoned
she Avas tlame-swept . from stern to
stem, and yet the only persons who
lost their lives were those whose es
cape had been entirely cut otf by
the fire before the alarm reached
Of the thirty-one personsf includ
ing ten passengers, who sailed away
on the Glen Island, last night, twenty-two,
including eight passengers,
were brought back today.
The dead are : .
Passengers Unknown Hebrew
woman, said to have lived at 20G
Hamilton street, New Haven.
Unknown man, supposed to be a
Crew W. E. Hendrickson, assist
human Miller, fireman.
Frank Bush, fireman.
John Burke, fireman.
Otto Lalofran, fireman.
O. Berg, deckhand.
Peter Benson, deckhand.
Bound for New Haven.
The Glen Island left her dock hero
at 0:30 o'clock last night cn her reg
ular trip for New Haven. Just be
fore midnight Captain McAllister
left the pilot house and went below
for his midnight lunch. All the pas
sengers were in their berths. At that
lime there was no indication of
trouble of any kind, but hardly had
the captain reached the galley when
there came a rush of stifling smoke
from the held of the steamer and ev
ery electric"1 light on board the craft
wag extinguished. Captain McAl
lister sent in the alarm; for fire drill
and the men came tumbling out of
their bunks. In the meantime the
steering gear had been blocked and
the pilots, finding themselves unable
to direct the course of the steamer,
hurried to the assistance of the other
members of the crew in saving lives.
Frozen to the Davits.
Captain McAllister ordered pilot
McMullen to go to the hurricane deck
and loosen one of the boats while he
went to the main deck and tried to
loosen the two large life boats.
Captain McAllister manared to
loosen the port life boat. The other
life boat was frozen to the davits,
but a smaller one was soon ready to
be lowered away.
The woman who lost her life had
been aroused by the stewardess and
was on her way to one of the boats
when she suddenly turned and dash
ed back into the flaming cabin. It is
supposed that she went back for her
valuables. She was not seen again
and must have perished.
In the large boat fifteen people
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