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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.

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