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Help-Poor Children Chiistmas By Contributing To Fund
WEATHER . Fair, warmer in south portion, fresh winds. . . - Try a Want Ad in the Palladi- nm today. WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 181. DAILY T,HTARLIHRi' "T RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 19, 1904. SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. Tie SENSATION IS TO MARK NEW EFFORT TO GET VANDA LIA RAILROAD TAX OLD SCANDALS TO BE SEEN Reputations of Former Members of Legislature in Danger From Exposure. Indianapolis, December 17. The determination of the State to push lts claim lor fri,UW,UUU against tne Vandalia railroad company, even at the expense of a sensational exposure of the alleged questionable methods by which the railroad company pre- vented investigation and settlement for so many years, has caused a sen sation in State official circles. The suit is expected to reveal a chapter of the unwritten history of the State .which is full of sensational episodes and which will be a severe reflection upon men who fell before the blandishments and temptations held out by the company. TTip store of thp pffort, to force a settlement with the Vandalia is pregJ nant with dramatic incidents and is not wanting in tragedy. There was connected with it a man of State vnrmtnJrm onrtofAfA sibilitv ns a Ttowt nnrl flfknn-wlpfTT nrohitv as a judge, who practically was driven irom tne Dencn, iorceci out oi nis profession and finally went into the saloon business as the only means open to him of making a living. The Vandalia railroad company was organized in 1S47, and applied IU luc icgisiaiuie wc b-bjioiboi visi ter of privileges. It was provided in the charter that a certain per cent., of the road's gross earnings should go to the State for the bene fit of the school fund. The road was uunt aim uperaieu unuer uns ;n. i a.i j- cnarier, ana irom me ursi n was u , , ., n if n . , . paying property. Nearly twenty years passed before the State asked for an accounting, me company snowed no exposition in rocnAnil and inn I orn cl CI IllVo flTL. I pointed a committee to investigate. Tl, nmm;tf0 AA not owe the State anything. The .-f lofr?Clntnr nnnnintpJ nnnthpr committee and it made a similar re- port. The next committee did not do any better. Tn flip mpnntimp Pbnrp.1 tlmf tb cnrnmHtPPs bad bppn bmiht ' nn bv th railroad com- ram-. Then came tliP ooen charge that as pecial committee consisting of three men had received 10.000 from the company for" making a re- port adverse to the State. "Resort, to Court. Fails. Convinced that nothing could be expected of the legislature, the State brought suit, and the case was taken to Owen county. Judge James ler will address the meeting Wednes Hester was on the bench. The jury day at the morning session. John M. retired early in the afternoon and Bloss will review the work, of the at 3 o'clock the next morning the (Continued on fifth page.) BANKRUPT Grant County Treasury Has Money. no For the first time in twenty-two years Grant county has no money in its general or county fund with which to make payments or bills al lowed bv the county commissioners. n Saturday the counay auditor re ised to pay a "warrant that, was pre sented to him on the grounds that the county treasurer had notified him that the account was overdrawn both on the county and general funds. The law makes a penal offense if the auditor issues warrants after such notices by the county treasurer, and it is the duty of the county treasurer to maks such reports to the auditor at stated intervals. The commis sioners at their meeting on next Tuesday will take up the matter of overdraft and some plan will be adopted to tide the county over until the first installment of collections come in in May. King Sponsor For Manchester Heir. London, Dee. 19. The infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Man chester was christened today at the Chapel Royal, St. James' Palace. King Edward VII., acted as sponsor for the little fellow, along with Kath erine, Duchess of Westminster and Mr. George Wyndham. The Duchess of Manchester was formerly Miss Helen Zimmerman, of Cincinnati, O: - Reception For Mrs." Morton. Washington, Dec. 19. One of th. largest social functions of the seasjfcrf will be the reception given hreTa night by Mrs. Southerland, wife)f Commander Southerland in honor-fif Mrs. Paul Morton, wife of the Sdc- retar' of the Navy. Mrs. Southerland is entertaining ioi utv iwugmci who are" very xopular in Washington societv. -Practically all the Capital society has been bidden to the affair. Pinero's Play in New York. London, Dee. 19.-' 'The Wife Without a Smile," Arthur Pinero's play, -will be produced at the Criter- - xo theatre here tonight for the hrst me jn America. The play comes rom jjondon, where it aroused a o - reat deal of discussion and criticism an( jn some instances was described ag nasty. TRUSTEES TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING AT INDIANAPOLIS DECEMBER 20 AND 21. RECEPTION TO GOV. DURBIH Will Be Given by the Trustees Gov- k err-Jr-Elect Hanly to Address r the Body on Tuesday. The last meeting of the present . T1:an. TWnsbin Trustee uj. " I T . .. W1U ue "em 111 h"-"f cember 20 and Zl. It is the tour teenth annual meeting and the newly elected trustees who take office Jan- uai x im'e ?1SU ucc" l" lenu uie lueeun Tuesda y m orning t he firs t session Will be held at 10:30, at which time reuring presiuein, uouu ,x. uiUSS wil1 sPeak and the inaugural address give Governor Durbin a reception. Governor-elect J. Frank Hanly wil Paaress me meeung m me aneimnm, -I -t . . n . ,1 as Superintendent of Public In- struetion r. a. conon, wno v,u speak on "Teachers' Salaries' 'point- in om u lnct Uiat. cause oi ine increased cost oi living teacners are iawe to live on tne salaries now De mg given tnem Attorney General Charles vv . Mil trustees and C. U Miller, trustee- elect of Sidney, Ind., will speak on the "Trustees' Relations to the Schools." The morning session will close with the election of officers. In the afternoon the closing ses sion will be devoted to addrejsses by Amos "W. Butler on ' ' Our County Charities;" J. D. Butt on "Build ing, and Care of Roads;" P. N. His er. State agent in child saving work, on "The Care of Dependent Chil dren.' CLOSED TIGHT Was Richmond Saloons All Day Yes terdayNothing Doing. Yesterday saw no change in the Sunday closing reform which the po lice took up several days ago. All of the bars in the business section were closed up tight and it was very hard for any one to have his thirst quenched. . Xo, card games were running in the rear of the cigar stores as is usually the case. Taking it all together Richmond was a very close town all day yesterday. LAST EXECUTION IN WAYNE CO. INDIANAPOLIS STAR CONTAINS A LENGTHY ARTICLE J1IE. ARTICLE IS INCORRECT , .... In a few Instances Alexander Gor- raon Was s Sheriff at Time of Execution. The Indianapolis Star yesterday contained an account of the execu tion of N. Stillman Bates, which took place in Richmond on August 26, 1886. The execution of Bates was the last execution which took place i& Indiana outside of the penitentiary walls. At the next session of the egislature, after the hanging, Henry U. Johnson introduced and succeed ed in having passed a bill requiring that all executions should take place in the penitentiaries. Alexander Gormon,now superintendent of police was sheriff at the time of the execu tion and he performed the execution himself. The article in the Star was in error in stating that the children of Bates were taken to an orphans' home at Cincinnati. The children were placed in a Catholic institution at Terre Haute. Shortly before he was executed Bates asked that a Catholic priest be sent to him. Sher iff Gormon notified Father McMullen who at that time was pastor of St. Mary's. Father McMulIen called on the condemned man and gave him the last religious sacrament. After the execution Father McMulIen took charge of the two children and plac ed ihns-lnv -the-rpJnahs home at Terre Haute. . The management of the home at Terre Haute was not in formed as to the names of the chil dren and perhaps to this day the chil dren do not know their real names. The last words that Bates uttered as the black cap was being adjusted J were: "God bye, Old Boy," and they were addressed to Sheriff Gormon. Christmas Pardon for Rose Quinn. New York, Dec. 19. It is expected that tomorrow will see Rose Quinn, whose case has attracted attention throughout the country, a free girl. So far the unfortunate cirl, who was committed to Auburn prison in 1903 for the murder of her soldier-boy lover who deserted her, has had no intimation of the steps that have been taken in her behalf, so that her freedom will be the greatest Christ mas gift of her life. Rose Quinn was a parlor maid in the Fifth Avenue hotel which General Charles F. Fur long, the millionaire, politician, globe trotter and philanthropist has stop ped for many years, and it was through his interest that a petition signed by Governor-elect Higgins, Senator Depew and others was sent ito Governor Odell for the girl's re lease. Big Finn's Creditors Meet. New York, Dec. 19. A meeting of the creditors of Jacob Berry & Co., was called by the referee in bank ruptcy today" for the purpose of el ecting a trustee. The creditors are divided I into two factions and a big fight has been on for several days to gain supremacy. The meeting was called at the firm's office, 42 Broad way. SERIOUSLY ILL Is the Rev. C. P. Cook, of the Wes- leyan M. E. Church. The Rev. C. P. Cook, pastor of the Wesleyan M. E. church, colored, in South Tenth street, is seriously ill at his home and doubt is expressed for his recovery. The Rev. Cook has held no services for the past six weeks. Friday night he was very low and Saturday he spent a restless night. Mrs. Carl Xuss, of South Eleventh street, is visiting her parents in Ft. Wayne. She will remain there until after Christmas. mi MORE 1 DAYS LEFT TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHRIST- ; MAS FUND MONEY ' IS STILL COMING Front' -"Present Outlook the Total Sun fWiU Be Over One Hun dred Dollars. i i .,-r. ?? Friday morning, December 23, the Palladium will stop receiving con tributions for the fund to purchase Christmas presents for the poor chil dren of -the city. If the money con tinues tot come in at the rate it has been if oi" the past several days the $109 jnark should be reached by that date - aiwl there are hopes that the fund will exceed this sum. Onf fJViday morning of this week at I0!qclock the members of the Christinas v fund committee : Mrs. George' j Smith, Mrs. John Kamp, Miss ; Mary Shiveley, Mrs. Joseph Beck; arid Miss Kate VanDusen, will meet at the Palladium office, where the fund. will be turned over to them. Thesa 'ladies will then purchase the many" gifts that are to cheer the poor little' waifs of the city and on Sat urday evening, Christmas eve, Santa Claulefwill deliver the presents in a big- express wagon to the children It .has been urged that the receiv ing pfthese '.Christmas bundles is in no Srisec, accepting charity, and it hasheeitithg aim to seek out for re membrance the children who through unfortunate circumstances. might be iSnlCJJms eu that tney win receive tne pacKages in the same spirit in which their friends have provided them There is no greater blessing than that of giving, and the best exempli fication of this truth will be found in the hundreds of home where sad ness will have been turned to joy through the unexpected visit of San ta Clans on Christmas eve. Contributions Made. The following contributions have been made to the Palladium's popular subscription fund to pur chase presents for the poor children of this city: Employes of the International Harvester -company $7.75 Office and platform force of the P., C., C, & St. Ij. ........ The Palladium 5.00 A subscriber 5.00 Friend of Poor 5.00 Mrs. J. M. Westcott 5.00 Mrs. Madison Swadener 1.00 100 H. C 1.00 Mr. P 1.00 A Friend 1.00 B. B. Myrick 1.00 C. E. Shiveley 1.00 Mrs. H. H. Swift 1.00 Mrs. J. H. Sbofer 1.00 Friend 1.00 B C. R 100 Dr. G. H. Grant 1.00 Cash Sympathizer . . . A VI it Mary Johnson . Robert Johnson .50 .50 .50 .10 .10 Benjamin Johnson, jr. 10 Irvin Coffin Little Boy Little Friend .10 .05 .05 W. I. ALLEN Formerly of Richmond Behind a New Railroad Project. W. I. Allen, formerly manager of the C, It. & M., who had his head quarters in Richmond for severa years and who left this city about a year ago and went to Chicago, is the father of a new railroad project and also of a bouncing baby boy. Mr. Allen does not care to make public just where and what this new road will be, but he states that it will be a good one, running through a splendid territory. Getting Ready For Big Fight. San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 19. Both "Battling" Nelson and Jimmy Britt have finished training for tomorrow's big fight and it is certain that the struggle will be witnessed by a large crowd of sports, many having come lere from as far East as New York to see the game. "While there will be no title involved, the winner will no doubt be entitled to all the honors f that division. Gans, who hols the championship on a technicality, is really out of the game. lie can no Ion ger tight as a liyfhtweight, andeven if le could make, the weight easily, he would hardly stand a chance with either Nelson or Britt. His recent fight with Britt. showed that he was practically a dead one pugilistically. The fight will be a great one and to day sports are saying ' that they would not be surprised if it went the limt. Baron Von Sternberg Home. Berlin, Dec. 19. Baron Speck Von Sternberg, German Ambassador to the United States, accompanied by his American wife arrived here to day. The Baron comes to visit his relatives and will remain in Germany a month. THE BARTENDERS AND MINISTERS WORKING TOGETHER AT AN DERSON TOR ONE CAUSE SUNDAY CLOSING ACTION Is Desired by Both Organizations , A Very Unusual Combination :,.: Affected: - A very unusual combination has been affected in the city of Ander son. The bartenders and the mem bers of the Ministerial Association of the iopular gas belt city are work ing together for the first time in his torv. The bartenders want Sunday or their own day and in this they are in accord with the ministers of he city and it is possible that the two organizations will work together, For over two months the men who deal out the joys of life from behind the counter have been endeavoring to have Sunday a closing day as far as the saloons were concerned. As it is at the present time they have a ten-hour day for seven days in the week. Not finding encourage else, the bartenders went to the Min isterial Association. Both the min isters and the bartenders agree that the law makes the sale of the liquor possible. The bartenders are a law abiding class of people and so long as there is a law permitting the sale of the liquor, they would much prefer it to be sold within the lim its of the law. The question to say the least, is a very peculiar one and the outcome is watched with much interest. WIFE BEATING Is Charged by R. K. Gould's Wife- Gould Under Arrest. Patrolman McXally last night ar rested R. K. Gould on charges pre ferred by Gould's wife. Mrs. Gould claims that yesterday she and her husband had an argument and that he struck her several, times. She will appear in police court against him this morning. Iternational Electrical Exposition. NewYork, Dec. 19. The electrical exposition under the auspices of the Electrical Contractors' Association of New York City, opened today in Madisoix, Square Garden and will con tinue for eight days. The exhibition is international in character and the largest and most interesting of its kind ever held in this city. FEARS HE HAS SHARED FATE PROMINENT PHILADELPHIA MERCHANT DISAPEARS FROM VIEW. NVOLVED III FENIAN ROWS Search of Hospitals and Passenger Lists of Departing Steamers Unavailing. New York, Dec. 18. Many of the features which marked the celebrated case of Dr. Cronin, whose murder was the result of a Fenian quarrel in Chicago seems to reappear in the strange disappearance of Owen Kelly a well-to-do merchant and manufac turer of Philadelphia, of whom all trace has been lost to his friends and relatives for seven weeks since Octo ber 25. On that day he attended a meeting of the Continental trut com pany, of which he was a director. He left the meeting and no friend of his has laid eves on him since. The hospitals of Philadelphia have been searched for him, the passenger lists q all steamers leaving Phila delphia and New York since October 25 have been scrutinized, and the po lice of Philadelphia have worked in vain to find him. His brother-in-law Francis Mulgrew, who is in business at Seventieth street and Columbus avenue, has taken an active part in the hunt. He and Kelly were intimate and for years Kelly had made it a practice to keep his - brother-in-law posted as to his whereabouts. Mr. Mulgrew said yesterday that he could only -feel " that Kelly had met with " foul play. "I feel," he added, "that when he turns up it will be as a dead man. There is some amazing reason for tius silence. Some organization is. I think, at the bottom of it all. If Kel ly had any enemies they were in the Clan-na-Gael. He was a member of both that organization and the An cient Order of Hibernians, and when he led a lot of Clan-na-Gael men over to Redmond and away from the Fe nian element he antagonized a great number of persons. That's why I think there must be an organization back of his disappearance." When the case of Dr. Cronin wa3 recalled to Mr. Mulgrave he said: 'I hone it won't he as bad as that." Mr. Mulgrew said that Mr. Kelly's financial and family affairs are in the est of condition. He has a large cot ton mill at Odams and Amber streets hiladelphia, which is being managed by his partner, Daniel Wade, and a grocerv store at Cirard avenue and Franklin street, which is being con ducted by the Continental trust com pany. The Clan-na-Gael fight in Philadel phia was extremely bitter, and was followed by long litigation, in which Mr. Kelly was prominent. IN A LEAGUE With a Good Baseball Team This City Probably Will he. It is probable that" next summer Richmond will have league baseball, a thing long desired by the hundreds of local fans. Two days ago repre sentatives from Greensburg, Rush ville and Connersville met at Cincin nati with would-be managers of sev eral towns, including Hamilton, in the vicinity of Cincinnati and an at tempt was made to organize a league, but the Indiana towns were given the cold shoulder, owing to the fact that they were too far from Cincin nati. The representatives of these three teams are now trying to or ganize an Eastern Indiana League, which, besides the three towns men tioned, would include Richmond, Greenfield and Shelbyville. These men will attempt to interest local baseball men in the project. With a fast semi-professional team Rich mond would make a good ball town and the club would be welcomed by Richmond "bugs" with outstretched arms.