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1. WEATHER -Fair and warmer. Try a Want Ad in the Palladi- um today. J WSBKLT ESTABLISHED 1881. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1904. SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. The- Pall. A3m Sr. r PIONEER CITIZEN DIED LAST' NIGHT -BARCLAY BALLARD AT AGE OF EIGHTY-EIGHT YEARS ' AN OLD TIME RESIDENT y Of This City Brother 0f Addison and M. B. Ballard An Invalid for Many Years. ) Barclay Ballard, one tf the oldest and best known citizens of Rich mond, died at the home of Edward Ranks, 112 Ft. Wayne avenue, last Jiight about 7 o'clock, after a se vere illness of about six weeks. He has been an invalid for about twenty years. Barclay Ballard was the son of Thomas and Sarah Ballard and was born January 20, 1817, in Highland county, Ohio. lie removed with his parents to this State in 1S.19 and came to Richmond in 1S47. In 1S40 Mr. Ballard married Adaline R. Heywood, of Goshen, Ohio. In 1S32 when he was but sixteen years of age, he was engaged in the transpor tation of mails on horseback from Eaton, Ohio, to Augusta, Ky. The distance of the route which had to be taken was one' hundred and five miles. He Avas the father of four children, Amanda J., Thomas C. and Nathan II. The oldest child died in infancy. The only one who survives is Thomas C. Ballard, who lives in Chicago. Nathan II. Ballard, the youngest child, was one of the best known physicians of Richmond and died in 1890. Mr. Ballard 's wife died in 1892. Two brothers and a sister survive him, Addison Ballard and Mrs. Jonathan Plummer, of Chicago, and M. B. Ballard the drug gist, of this city. At the time of his death Mr. Ballard was eighty-seven years, ten months and 21 days of age. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, but it is likely that it will take place on Fri day. SDPPOSED CROOKS Arrested by Patrolman Lawler Last Night. Patrolman Lawler arrested two men last night whom the local police believe to be very clever crooks The men are strangers here and it is supposed that they just arrived in f4he city last evening via freight train. When locked up at police headquarters they gave the names of A. C. Craft and Charles Kenle. On being searched a revolver and a number of razors were found on one of the men. They will likely be held until the local police have secured information in regard to them from some other city. A GOOD SHOW At the New Phillips Last Evening- Was Deserving. A show which deserved a much better patronage and which was one of the best that has been in the citv this season was the "A Trip to Chinatown" at the New Phillips last night. Some of the best specialties that have been seen in this citv for some time were given in the show. In fact it was" chiefly composed of specialties. The original lines were followed just enough to give the plot of the show. The sister team act by the DeGraff sisters was very v clever and the songs,' and dances they gave were very good. William A. Inman and Violet Staley were the other headliners in the specialty line. Taken as a whole the company was very good. A fair sized audi ence greeted the show. Mrs. Clara Connor, of Dayton, ()., !Will spend the holidays in Richomnd. Central Ohio Gets Ottawa Road. Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 22. Official an nouncement was made here today of the sale of the New York and Otta wa 'railroad to the New York Central Railroad. The control of the N. Y. & O. passed to the N. Y. C. on De cember 1, but the official announce ment was not made until today. The purchase price is in the neigh borhood of $2,000,000. The purchase line runs 12S miles rom Ottawa to Tupper Lake, N. Y. crossing the Canadian Pacific Rail road at Finch, the Grand Trunk at Cornwall Junction, the Rutland Rail w av at Moira, X. Y. and connecting vith the New York Central at Tup ii'r Lake. The road was built in 1890 7. Fifty miles of the road are in "anada and the company received he Dominion subsidy of $8,200 a m ile for this section. It also receiv ed from the Dominion Government K'0,000 for the bridge at Cornwall, ind secured a provincial subsidy and umusos from various municipalities. Ottawa granted a bonus of $75,000 n consideration of the carshops be ng erected here. The entrance of he Vanderbilt system into Ottowa s thought a big stride forward in he city as a railroid center. F. D. HAMILTON IS APPOINTED BY CONGRESSMAN WATSON TO THE NAVAL ACADEMY. HE GOES TO ANNAPOLIS In a Few days to Prepare for His Entrance Examination Next June. Edgar D. Hamilton, 2104 Main street, and a son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hamilton, has been ap pointed to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., by Con gressman Watson. Mr. Hamilton will leave Richmond the first of the year and go to a pre paratory school at Annapolis to prepare himself for the entrance ex axinations to the Naval Academy next June. Hamilton was appointed to fill the place left vacant at the Academy from the Sixth Indiana District by the resignation of George Cole, also of this city. Mr. Hamilton is a graduate of Richmond High School and for the past two years has been a student at Earlham College. When out of school he was employed in the tailor ing establishment of Emmons & Co. He is one of the best known and most popular young iren in the city and while his appointemnt comes as a surprise to his many friends, if is an agreeable surprise and they all wish him the best of success now that he has determined towear navy blue for Uncle Sam. Hamilton is IS years of age and besides being a proficient scholar he has always participated in athletics with much success. For three years he was a member of the High School football team and play ed a guard on the eleven of 1902 that won the championship of eastern Indiana. DR. J. D. HAYNIE Of Columbus to be Local Medical Examiner for Pan Handle. It was announced yesterday that Dr. J. D. Haynie of Columbus, O., who has been assistant medical ex aminer of the volunteer relief de partment in that city has been ap pointed medical examiner on the Richmond Division of the Pan Han dle with headquarters in Richmond. Dr. Haynie succeeds Dr. G. K. An gle who recently resigned. Dr. Hay nie will remove to this city at once and the place left vacant by his trans fer -will be taken by Dr. A. B. Gru ver of Columbus. Raymond Nicholson, a student at Purdue, will spend his vacation at his" home in this city. ENGAGEMENT ANNODNGED OF MISS ANGIE BLADEN CLAPP OF PHILADELPHIA, PA. TO MR. BENJAMIN JOHNSON One of the Most Prominent Resi dents and Business Men of Richmond. The Palladium yesterday morning received the following announce ment sent out from Philadelphia: Mr. and Mrs. John Clapp of 1500 Green Street, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Angie Bladen to Benjamin John sou, a prominent citizen of Rich mond, Indiana. This engagement announcement come in the nature of a surprise to Mr. Johnson's many friends in this city and vicinity. Miss Angie Clapp comes of one of the most prominent families in Philadelphia and is an accomplished and popular young lady. Mr. Benjamin Johnson is one of Richmond's most prominent resi dents. He has for many years been a leading member of the Friends Church in eastern Indiana and is the senior member of the firm of B. Johnson & Son, contractors for rail road cross ties and lumber manufac turers and delers. Mr. Johnson is also an enthusiastic horseman and his stock farm at Rener, Ind., is one of the largest as well as finest in this section of the country. He has also taken an active interest in Earlham College, being at iJio present tre one of the trustees of that institu tion and has also been a liberal sub scriber to the fund raised annually by the Friends' Church for the sup port of the college. Since the death of his wife sev eral years ago Mr. Johnson has lived with his son John II. Johnson and wife at their home, 205 North Eleventh Street. Mrs. Charles Mar vel, 127 North Tenth Street, is a daughter of Mr. Johnson. It is not known when the wedding will take place but it is thought next June at Philadelphia. MOTHERS; MEET At Garfield School Was a Complete Success. The mothers' meeting at the Gar field school last night was very well attended. After the general meet ing, which was held in one of the large class rooms, a number of the girl students of the school gave an exhibition of gymnastic work. The different meetings which are being held by the Garfield authorities have been very beneficial as they bring the teacher, the parent and the schol ar closer together and each has a chance to learn something of the other's views in regard to school work in general. A FORGER Named West Much Wanted by the Authorities. Both the Milton authorities and the local police are on the lookout for a man by the name of West, who has been stavintr in Milton for some time past and is alleged to have forged and cashed two checks while he was there. He worked in the stave factory at Milton and it is claimed that he forged the signature of the proprietor. Mr. Jenings, to two checks of $10 each. One of the checks was cashed by saloonkeeper Wharton, at Cambridge City, and the ether was cashed by a firm in Muncie. West has now disappeared from Milton and the authorities are trying to find him. Not much is known about him as he was in Mil ton onlj a short time before he com mitted the forgery. STOLE PONY AND BOGGY ALBERT PONTELL AGAIN IN THE TOILS ON A VERY SERIOUS CHARGE Arrested Here For Stealing Fixtures From the Nixon Paper Mill Sixteen Years of Age. Albert Pontell, the sixteen year old boy, who was arrested here a few months ago for stealing fixtures from the Nixon Paper Mill, is under airest at Xenia, Ohio, on the charge of stealing a pony and buggy. Su perintendent Gormon, of the local police department, has returned from Xenia, where he identified the young inan'as the same person who had been arrested and confined here in the jail for larceny. Pontell ad mits the theft of the horse and bug gy from near Xenia. He was trac ed to near Washington Court House, Ohio, where he was arrested. He willue- arraigned in the Xenia court in u .lort time and Superintendent Gormon will be called upon to testi fy as to the lad's, local reputation. In company with his mother, Pontell formerly lived at the Akron Hotel, in this city, but both of them toured the country to a great extent. When on the road he sold junk and his mgther told fortunes. When Pon tell was arrested here he claimed that two boys, whom he did not know had forced him to enter the Nixon Paper Mill and steal against his will. He was bound over to the circuioiwt from the police court and Judge Fox sent him to jail. While in the jail he became engaged in a scuffle with a fellow prisoner and in some manner his leg was broken. He was cared for and after his recovery he was again taken be fore Judge Fox. The judge admin istered a very severe lecture to the boy and released him as he thought the lad had received punishment enough. Shortly after his release, the boy left town and it is not known how long he has been in Ohio. Pontell formerly lived in Muncie, where he has relatives. He also has relatives in Piqua, Ohio. SCHOOLS CLOSE Today and Will Remain Closed Un til January 2. Today the city schools will close and Avill not open ajain until Tues- dav, January 3. The pupils of the citv schools will get a vacation of ten days for the holidays, while those in the country will only get a week. The county board of educa tion thought that one week would be enough for the country children and the country schools will close tomor row and will open one week from Monday, January 2. Nearly all of the country schools have made great preparations for celebrating Christ mas and : nearly every school will have a Christmas tree, and exercises will be held in all of them on Fri dav afternoon. ZELDA DAMERON An Edition de Luxe is Issued by the Publishers. Because of a srreat local, as well as foreign demand, for Meredith Nicholson's successful novel "Zelda Dameron" as a Christmas gift, the BobbsMerrill Company has iissued an edition de luxe of the novel with special colored illustrations by Ho ward Chandler Christy. The volume is bound in specially decorated silk cloth, is printed on high-grade pa per and-comes in a neat box. "Zel da Dameron" is one of the most talked of books in Indianapolis to day and it promises to be one of the successes of the season. Big Telegraph Merger Certain? New York. Dec. 22. A confer ence of bankers said to represent the interests of both the Western' Union and Postal - Telegraph com panies is ealleil lor today in this city and rumors of a merger between the two companies is revived. The officials of the two companies, have persistently refused to discuss the subject. Sometime ago the Goulds and the Pennsylvania railroad ko ple had a little war. which ended in the Western Union being ordered to recmove its poos from certain sec tions of the Pennsylvania railroad, the Postal Telegraph being awarded the space made vacant by the West ern Union. Recent purchases by the Pennsylvania road makes it probable that if a merger is not effected, the rivaling companies will at least come to a closer business airreement. Chess Tournament. New York, Dec. 22. The annual intercollegiate chess tournament be tween Columbia, Harvard, Yale and Princeton began here today. It continue until the 21th. The crack players of each of the colleges are represented on the team. STILL IS THE MONEY FOR THE SANTA CLAUS FUND FOR CHILDREN OVER TWELVE DOLLARS Was Received Today to Swell the Amount Only One Day Now Remains. Several more very touching ap peals for aid from mothers who want their children to receive Christmas presents were received at this office yesterday. The fund continues to grow and yesterday was one of the most successful days that the fund has experienced. No contributions will' be received after 10 o'clock Fri day morning as the ladies who have been selected to distribute the pres ents will meet at that hour on Fri day and all arrangements will be made to distribute the presents. Fri day afternoon will be spent by the ladies in buying toys and wearing apparel for the little ones. A num ber of very poor children have writ ten letters to this office in which they do not ask for toys, but for wearing apparel not only lor them selves, but for their small brothers and sisters. A number of requests have also come from the children for clothing for their fathers and moth ers. Previously reported, $52.45 Those contributing to the fund yesterday were: Alice Vogelsong 10 Walter Vogelsong 10 Wilbur Vogelsong .10 Robert Parry 1-00 A Father 50 J. G. T. .50 A. R. B. 1.00 Beatrice Bone 100 Mrs. Agnes Gaar 5.00 Abraham Gaar Strattan 2.00 Frank Fox 1.00 Russell Thomas 10 II. W 1-00 WILL PARADE I The Eagles Have Changed Their Minds. It has been decided by Messrs. Frick and Moore, managers of the Eagles' Minstrel Show, which is to be given tonight, that it would be all right to have a parade this after noon. All Eagles were then notified to report at the Gennett theater at 2 o'clock this afternoon and the pa rade will be held at 2:30 sharp. The final dress reheasal will be held at the theater this afternoon after the parade. COMING POPOLAR STUDENT PAOL KIENKER IS DEAD AT THE HOME OF HIS FATHER A PROFICIENT ARTIST And a Young Man With Hosts of Friends Funeral Arrange ments not Complete Paid Kienker, the young high school student who was seriously ill for several days, died at the home of his father, Herman H. Kienker. 1520 South Thirteenth street. The death of the young man is a very sad one as he was only eighteen years of age and until a few weeks ago had al ways been in the best of health. He was one of the most popular stu dents in the high school and was very bright in all of his classes, lie was a member of the senior class in the school and was to have taken a very prominent part in the senior public, which was to have been given tomorrow evening. On account of the death of the young man the pub lic has been indefinitely postjoned. Yesterday the senior class of the high school held a meeting and ap pointed a committee to draft suit able resolutions in regard to the death of their classmate. It is prob able that the class will attend the funeral in a body. In the death of Paul Kienker Richmond loses one of its most promising artists. Mr. Kienker had never taken any in structions in art with the exception of what he had received in the pub lic schools, yet at the time of his death he ranked very high among the local artists. He was very, profi cient in black and white work. The funeral arrangements have not been made, but friends may call at the house this afternoon from 5 to S o'clock. NEW ROAD To Connect Richmond, Newcastle and Muncie. Charles L. Hernly, of Newcastle, general manager for the new Indi anapolis, Newcastle and Toledo Electric railway, is very enthusias tic over the prospects of the new road. The road when built will con nect Richmond, Newcastle, Muncie, Winchester and Toledo with Indi anapolis. The city attorney of In dianapolis has been instructed to draw a franchise for the new road and it seems now that the road will be built i for sure. Mr. Hernly said yesterday: "This road is going to be constructed. Paste that in your hat. The big power house and the company's general offices will be lo cated in Newcastle and that city is going to be second only to Indiana polis as a traction center. We have the best town in the State already, but this traction line is going to be a great thing for us." DOC'S DENIAL Street Commissioner Says He Did Not Sprinkle North A Street. Street Commissioner Genn wishes to deny the report, that he sprinkled North A street so that it would free7.e and be used for racing pur poses. He says that the work was done by people who wished to race and was done entirely without his knowledge and consent. He also says that had he known that the street was being sprinkled he would have stopped the parties who were doing the work and referred them to the proper authorities. James G. Martin will spend Christmas with his daughter and son-in-law at Fowler, Ind. Mrs. Martin has been visiting there for several days.