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n o imm Try a Want Ad in the Palladi- um today. WEATHER Fair today.. Stationary temper- ature. WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881. DAILY EHTRM8HKi' l7 RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1904. SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. .Daily COMMISSIONERS CONSIDER BIDS TOREE CLASSES OF COUNTY SUPPLIES CAPTURED BY NICHOLSON PRINTING GO. Contracts for Furnishing Supplies to the County Poor House and the Jail. The county commissioners met yesterday and let the annual con tracts for county officers supplies, al so for supplies for the county jail and poor farm. The bids for piint ing and stationery for the county officers were as follows : First Class. Nicholson Printing Co. Burford Printing Co. Second Class. Nicholson Printing Co. , Burford Printing Co. . . Third Class. Nicholson Printing Co. , Burford Printing Co. . . William Bartel, jr. Fourth Class. Nicholson Printing Co. .$ 939.35 . 1,011.93 . .$349.70 329.50 . .$307.17 .. 363.12 372.35 . .$149.55 Burford Printing Co 107.00 The Nicholson Printing Company, of this city captured the first, third and fourth classes. The following were the lowest bidders for court house, county jail and poor farm supplies: The supplies to be fur nished for the year: f Court house supplies Henry' W. Deuker, Richmond, $44.34. County jail (groceries) J. T. Brooks. 'Richmond, $31.21. " r County "if Cdvygdids) John , Y.v Crawford, Richmond, $62.00. County poor farm (groceries) J. M. Eggemeyer, Richmond, $220.49. County poor farm (dry goods) L. P. Lantz, Milton, $23.90. County poor farm (coal) Dunbar Bros., Centerville, $119.00. County poor farm (wood) Davis Hanagan, Centerville, $315.00. County poor farm (drugs) Phoe be Tilson, Centerville, $49.49. The supplies for the county 'poor farm to be furnished for the quarter ending March 31, 1905. The county attorney was called before the commissioners for advice rela'tive to the laggard manner in which the Cheltenham Press, of Indi anapolis, who has had the contract for furnishing county officers' sup plies for the past year, has forward ed these supplies on demand. Treasurer-elect B. B. Myrick's bond of $400,000 was accepted by the commissioners. The bond siirncd bv D. O. Reid. is CHRISTMAS Festivities at the First Methodist Episcopal Church. The Christmas 4 festivities at tine First M. E. church are expected to be somewhat elaborate this year. On Wedesday evening of this week a Christmas banquet will be given to the children and parents of the school ; before the banquet the peo ple assembled will be entertained by st'ereopticon views of an interesting nature. After the banquet an in teresting: short program consisting of steivopticon views suited to the children, music and recitations will be srivm. The parents of the school and church are coming with well till ed baskets, and a general good time is promised to all. For Sunday morning a special Christinas pro gram has been arranged which will add much interest to the Sunday school hour. Good music and attrac tive Christmas decorations are now in preparation and all are invited to attend the Sunday school session. On Sunday night Dr. Swadener will lecture on the "Life and Works of the Master." This lecture will be il lustrated by. many beautiful colored lantern slides, aud, presented in Dr. Swedener's interesting manner, will be of great value to all who hear it. JOE SJUILLER The Indianapolis Star Funny Man Takes a "Rap" at Earlham. Joseph S. Miller, editor of the One-Thing-or-a'-nother" column in the Indianapolis Star, took a gentle rap at the recent order of the officers of Earlham College in regard to com pleting a course in physical culture before graduation. The article by Mr. Miller reads: "Now that Earlham College has decided to force all her students to study physical culture before receiv ing their diplomas we may say some thing like this: "Dear Mr. Smith Your son Clar ence, we regret jo. state, failed to pass in dumb bell exercises. He got only a grade of 10 per cent, in foot ball and is far behind his class in work on the horse and punching bag. Unless these studies are brought up lie will have to be suspended from his classes." CIVIL SERVICE DEFINED IN A SPLENDID ADDRESS BY HON. W. D. FOULKE AT EARLHAM COLLEGE The Requirements for Positions Ful ly Explained by the Speaker Interesting and Instructive The students of Earlham College were - addressed -esteday""m6rTiirig by the Hon. William Dudley Foulke on the subject of the civil service system. A very comprehensive re view of the entire system was given by Mr. Foulke, also what the system had accomplished. The speaker dealt at length in a discussion of congres sional patronage, the evils of the spoils sys'tem and its economical law. Mr. Foulke characterized the civil service as 'the most democratic system in the world as it provides that every man has a chance accoi'd ing to his ability. He fully explain ed the requirements for positions under the service and the complete way in which the law operates. Mr. Foulke divided public corruption into two classes, the love of gain and the love of office. He said that office also means honor and many men who scorn the dollar enter poli tics for this reason. Corruption due to love of greed has disappear ed to a great extent through the abandonment of the competitive sys tem. Mr. I'ou'.kt' classified reforms as being of three general characters penal, legislation, appeal to moral sense of the people and devices for the removal ot temptation. jone of these would be valuable unless sustained by the majority of the people. Of the tbi-ee, removal of temptation is the most applicable. COAL DOCK Will Be Ready by Saturday for the Test. The engineer who has charge of the building of the large coal dock at Twelfth street and the railroad tracks for the Pennsylvania rail road company, expects to have the dock in running order by Saturday when the first test will be made. It has taken over two months for tlie dock to be completed on account of a number of important changes which were made. The failure of a large amount of material to arrive on time was also a cause for the de lav in the building . The dock is the first one of its kind to be built west of Columbus, although one is now under construction at Bradford Junction. Ohio. The test Saturday will be watched with interest by a number of prominent railroad men. The dock itself is a wonderful piece of construction and it will save a large amount of time in loading the tenders of engines with coal. ORDERED TO INSANE HOSPITAL JOHN HEIZ SENT THERE FOR THE FIFTH TIME WELL KNOWN HORSE THIEF Was Arrested in Richmond for the Theft of Outfit Belonging to Omer RatlhT. For the fifth time Probate Judge Jones, of Hamilton, Ohio, has order ed John Heinz, the notorious horse thief, who was captured and sentenc ed in this city, to be returned to the Dayton State Hospital for the In sane. On last Monday at the re quest of Judge Jones, Dr. Walter Brown, a well known physician of Hamilton, made an examination of Heinz to see just what the criminal's mental candition was. Dr. Brown examined him and found that Heinz did not like to work and that he had a mania for stealing horses. It is not known just how many htorses he has stolen during the lime since he was last released from the insane hospital, btu it is believed by the authorities that a number of, the robberies which occurred in Indiana and Ohio duing the last fall can be traced to the work of Heinz. He was taken to 'the hospital at Dayton yesterday by the Hamilton author ities. The cause of the arrest of Heinz in Richmond was the theft of the horse and buggy belonging to Omer Ratlin. Heinz escaped with the outfit alright, but had a very narrow escape from being shot by the au thorities at Eaton, through whielf town he passed "tttit" driv ing about for two days Heinz left the outfit in a little town in Ohio at a livery stable and returned to Richmond The officers here had a very good description of him and he was arrested soon after his return to this city by Patrolman Little. He was mound over to the circuit court from the police court and would probably have gone to the penitentiary had not Judge Jones, of Hamilton, int erf erred and shown that Heinz had been in the insane hospital a number of times. On this proof of his insanity the Richmond authorities released him and he was returned to Hamilton, where he has since been. While Heinz was in this city he created the impression among the local authorities that his insanity was all feigned and the lo cal police still think that he was a verv clever criminal. OVER Earl Huntington Sent to Circuit Court Under $100 Bond. Earl Huntington, who was charg ed with the theft of a revolver from Charles Mitchell, in police court yes terday morning, was bound over to the circuit court under bond of $100. Huntington pleaded hard for his liberty, but Mayor Zimmerman would not release him. Mitchell was the only witness for the Sta'te in the case and it was his word against that of Huntington, "as no one had seen the defendant take the pistol. Huntington claimed that the revolver was given to him by Mitch ell to get beer money. ACCIDENT Street Car Struck a Horse and Buggy. Yesterday afternoon a Ncrth Eighth street south-bound street car struck a buggy occupied by an old man. The horse and buggy was just emerging from North B street. The old gentleman was badly shaken up, and the horse and buggy were only slightly injured. Mr. George Culbertson of Olive Hill will move to Richmond next week to make this city his home. BOUND PITIFUL APPEAL TO PALLADIUM LARGE NUMBER OF LETTERS RECEIVED HERE ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE That Christmas Morning May Have Joys; for the Little Ones More Sushscriptions. Tn Tuesday morning's Palladium it was announced that parents who knew their children would not re ceive very much Christmas on ac count of poverty, were invited to send letters to the Christmas Fund Department of this paper and ar rangements would be made to give the poor little ones a treat. Yes terday letters came into this office in large quantities from anxious fathers and mothers who wanted their little ones to have some enjoy ment on Christmas day. If just one of thees letters was published so that our readers could see for them selves the dire straits in which some families are we are confident that the fund would be doubled before nightfall. The letters, however, will not be published as it was stated in the article yesterday morning that all such letters received would be perfectly confidential However, two lines , from one of the letters will be quoted: "I have two children and I do not think that I will be able to get them anything for Christmas as their father has not the money to spend." The above was from a mother, who wishes to see her chil dren a treat on Christmas day, yet she eou1Tnbt' afford ' t.64btry - them anything. The articles which the children wish for are not toys or candies, but something which will be of benefit to 'them clothing. That is just one instance of a num ber of cases which have come to this office. Last evening a little fellow who did not look to be much over four years of age and talked with a lisp, walked into this office and told the Christmas fund manager that he was a very poor little boy and that he did not believe that Santa Claus would visit him. He asked the manager to see if he could not have some toys for his Christmas. He had written a little note to Santa Claus, stating the fact that he was poor and that he did not wish to be forgotten. It is very likely that there are hundreds of cases in Ibis city that are not now known that are very similar to those two raen t ioned above. Previously announced $51.50 Received since last issue: Lamb Children 20 E. D 25 J. Bennett Gordon 1.00 COACHAT YALE "Billy" Lush, Former Polo Referee, Accepts New Position. William T. Lush, who was one of tlte referees of the Western Polo League, has been engaged as profes sional baseball coach at Yale Uni versity. Lush was to have played in the Cleveland left field the com ing season and it is likely that he will be late in joining the team as his duties at Yale will continue un til after the league baseball season has started. He is the first profes sional coach Yale has had in ten years when darkson. the old Nation al Leaguer .-.ached them. Lush was very well liked by polo fans thrnosrh out the Western League, but he and the league manasrers could not agree. Congress Takes Recess. Washington. Dec. 21 According to a concurrent resolution adopted by the House and Senate several days ago. Congress today adjourned for the Christmas holidays. The sessions will be resumed January 4, 1905. Mrs. Paul D. Miller of Wellsville, CU is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. X ewman. north sixteenth street. THE CHORUS To Be Rendered for Charity Ad vance Sale of Seats. Everything for the charity enter tainment is getting along nicely. The rehearsal last Sunday was good and the affair will be a success. The sale of reservation seats will occur Thursday, next, at 7 a. m., at the Coliseum. The May Festival plan of selecting seats wiii be car ried out. It will certainly be an occasion for the Richmond public to assist a most worthy cause. Deaths and Funerals. Austin Mrs. Elizabeth Austin died at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Will Morrow, ti"J North Tenth street, yesterday, aged seventy-four years. The funeral will be held at Arba, Thursday at 11 o'clock. Mr. Jacob Lantz, of West Main street, is a son. OIL COMPANY IFORMED HERE TO BUY OR LEASE LAND IN BOSTON TOWNSHIP TO SEEK AFTER OIL Richmond Financiers Backing the Movement The Outcome is Anxiously Awaited. Boston township people, it seems are., giving, out the impression that test wells for oil and gas'ywiir be driven soon in that part of Wayne county, but investigation concerning the success and intentions of our Richmond financiers connected with such proposed operations reveals the facts, that if a sufficient body of suitable land can be leased for such purpose, tests can be made, but up to the present time the necessary acreage of desirable land has not been secured and no tests will be made in districts desired by the company, unless the farmers are willing to co-operate by leasing for such privilege. When such necessary acreage has once been secured a Richmond com pany will at once be incorporated and the lujeessary sif'ps taken to sink at least two or three wells. While all of the necessary back- ers of the movement can not ue learned, it is certain that those con nected with the enterprise are amp ly able to finance the operations. The greater portion of the fanners in the southwestern part of the County are not only willing, but anxious to co-operate in every way possible to have, ample tests made while the same are unnecessarily timid in giving their support to the movement. A. J. Pickett and J. W. Xewbern are taking leases for the Richmond company and report good progress, especially among the progressive and more public spirited land owners and believe that with a little more time to confer with more of the farm owners, the necessary acreage will vet be secured. MAY RECOVER Mason Taylor Has a Good Chance to Get WelL Mason Taylor, the young man who was so seriously injured several days ago at the foundry of Caar, Sott & Company, will likely recov er. He has regained his eyesight to a small extent. It was noted yes terday that a change for the better had occurred in his condition. The yolng man is very cheerful and be lieves that he has strength enough to overecme the shock as well as the injuries. He is being eared for at St. Stephen's -Hospital by Dr. Weist. LETTERS FOR SANTA CLAUS RECEIVED AT THIS OFFICE FROM CHILDREN THEIR CHILDISH APPEALS To the Distributor of Gifts Make Very Intresting Reading to Interested Persons. The Palladium received yesterday from Santa Clausville, Greenland, a package of letters from Santa Claus which have been sent him by boys and girls living in Richmond. Sit:. Nick says that he will reach Rich mond about 11:30 o'clock Christmas Eve and he wants every "kid" in town to be in bed and sound asleep. The following are the letters re ceived : Please bring me a little automo bile and Noah's Ark with a whole lot of animals for Harold and me. I want a sled and some candie and nuts. I am going to be agoodboy till Xmas please don't forget to eome to our house. I am as ever vour little friend Charles Kelly. P. S. A french harp please. I love you 4 bushels and Harold 3 bushels. Good Bye. Here is a letter from a modest little boy: Dear Santa Claus I would like four you to bring me a pair of boots and some blocks and a train of cars and a little wagon with a man on it and a drum and a tonle spf nrul n. , "ri guuics aim a liuiy nnA It... - ..M .1 I... ' ' c few- v-. Your little friend . Arthur Burr. This youngster forgot to tell who he or she was but Santa knows all right: Dear Santa Claus I am glad you Are coming and tell you what I want. Set of trains; suit; drum; violin; doll; sled; horse; dishes; slippers; Xmas tree; automobile; story book; chair; piano, handkerchiefs; collars. Here is a letter with a business like ring to it: Dear Santa Claus Please bring me a gold ring, rubber coat, hat, au tomobile, candy, nuts and oranires. That's all. Paul Wolfer. This lassie insists that Mr. Claus enter her home via the chimney: At School Dear Santa Claus Iwan't adoll and some books and some games. I want some candy. I want some hand kerchiefs and I want a wheel to ride on. You come down the chimney. I (Continued on page four.) POSTPONED High School Public Indefinitely Put Off. The public which was to have been given by the senior class of the high school o nthe night of December 23, has been indefinitely postponed, be cause of the very serious illness of Paul Kinker, a member of the class. In connection with the public, the juniors' complimentary banquet will not be held until the following week. Mr. Kinker was originally given a very prominent part in the cast of the public, but after he was taken ill his part was given to another boy and rehearsals went on. Physi cians rwf n f 1 v announced flat a new development had taken place in the sufferer's ailment and that he had taken a relapse. After due delibera tion the class decided to abandon the public. The postponement may mean that the publie will never be criven. It is feared that not enough interest will be manifested after the holidays to give the public as the junior class day and public will be given on February 22. Mr. Kinker was a very popular student in the school and was especially disting uished in the art classes.