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Now Is The Time To Think Of Good Resolutions For 1905
WEATHER Colder today. Likely a cold wave. T The .Daily ad Try a Want Ad in the Palladi- um today. WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881. DAILY ESTABLISHED. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMB ER 27, 1904. SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. Pall. We SENATOR FAIRBANKS ENROUTE FROM . WASHINGTON TO INDIANAPOLIS PASSED THROUGH RICHMOND Yesterday Morning, But Only a Few People Knew He Was in the City. Vice President -elect Fairbanks passed through Richmond yesterday morning1 about 10 o'clock on bis way from Washington to Indianapolis. Despite all reports to the eontray, Senator Fairbanks was very much alive. A report was circulated on Sunday evening that the senator had died while en route from Washing ton. At Pittsburg when the train arrived 'there early yesterday morn ing a number of newspaper men met the train to confirm the report. The senator very kindly told the men that he was alive and hearty and that as far as he was concerned there was no truth whatever in the report. Very few people about the Rich mlond depot knew Mr. Fairbanks was on the train when it arrived here. He had a seat on the Pullman car where he could not readily be seen and itwas pure luck that he was dis covered. The senator is to take sev- eial decrees in the Masonic order today. He will remain in Indiana polis until after congress convenes. Today will be a busy day with the vice president-elect. I his morning he will take the first degree, that of entered "apprentice Tn 'Oriental ' Lodge of Masons, Eleventh street and Col lege avenue, at Indianapolis, and at the same place at 2 p. rn. the second degree, that of fellow craftsman. At 8 o'clock p. m. Oriental Lodge will confer on him the third or Mas ter's degree, at the Scottish Rite temple. The main floor iof the lodge room in the temple will be reserved for the workers of the Master's de gree, master Masons of Oriental Lodge, officers of the various Scot tish Rite, Knights Templas and No bles of the Mystic Shrine. The gal lery will be open to all Master Ma sons in good standing. MURDERED GIRL Is Believed by Mr. and Mrs. Kemter to Be Their Daughter. Syracuse, N. Y., December 2G. Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Kemter be lieve that, the girl whose body was found on November 30 in Cheyenne canon, near Colorado Springs, was their daughter Bessie. She had been trayeling for a drug firm in .the West, the name of which they do not know. She was twenty-three years old and traveled under the name of Mrs. Bessie Bouton, having separated from her husband. Mrs. Bouton was in the habit of traveling all over the United States and wore a watch set with diamonds valued at $900, and diamonds valued at $1,000. The last they heard from her was from Colorado Springs . on October 5, when she wrote that she was going to Wilkesbarre and from there would be home in time for Christ mas. Her description tallies with that of the dead girl. For weeks the family has been waiting news of the girl, and .is none has come, they have communicated with the police. No Turkey for Jesse. Mr. Jesse C. Stevens paid the Pal ladium a visit yesterday. Mr. Stev ens is superintendent of construction with the Bell Telephone Company, and is enjoying the best of health. He came home to spend Christmas with his wife and to partake of tur key. But instead of turkey Mr. Stevens had xA luck Christmas din ner as his good wife was called to her daughter's to pay a visit to a new grandchild that Santa Claus left there. Army of Scientists in Session. Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 27. About 1500 scientists from all parts of the country are here as guests of the University of Pennsylvania, to at tend the annual meeting of the American Association for the Ad vancement of Science, which began here today. During the Aveek, forty different scientific societies will hold their annual meetings at the Univer sity. Today's convention will last four days. Carrol D. Wright, Com missioner of Labor and president of the association will deliver the an nual addres tomorrow evening in the gymnasium. Among the prob lems to be discussed are those affect ing electricity which have come up recently. Note For the Wielders. Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 27 The match contest at lS-inch balk line, two shots in, between William Cat- ton and Willie Hoppe, the wonderful boy billiardist, postponed week be fore last, will begin afresh at the Knickerbocker room, this city, this evening. Hoppe, is also practicing hard for his match with Jacob Seha- efer. Western Genealogical Surgeons Meet. Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 27. The convention of the Western Surgical Geneologjcal Association opened here today and a number of promi nent physicians from all parts of the West are in attendance. The conven tion will continue for two days. AN APPOINTMENT Will Be Received By Walter Dynes Soon. Walter Dynes, formerly of Cen terville, Avill soon receive his ap pointment as superintendent of mails of the Indianapolis postofTice. Mr. Dynes has been in the postoffice at. Indianapolis for about eleven years and he has held a number of import ant positions in that time. The no tice of :.his : intended ., appointment came as sort of a Christmas gift to Mr. Dynes. Ohio has laid claim to the assist ant superintendency of the railway mail service at Indianapolis. It was said at the postoffice department, at Washington, yesterday that this would probably make the appoint ment of C. E. Yotaw impossible, as one of the Ohio applicants has the requisite record under the merit sys tem. SPIRITED CONTEST Being Made for the Postoffice at Rushville. At no place in the district has Congressman Watson had such a spirited contest for the postoffice appointments as here, though there is some rivalry at Rushville, his home city. Homer Havens, the present postmaster, has a big peti tion signed by many business and professional men praying for his re-appointment. Ben L. McFar land, former sheriff and ex-eouilty chairman, is also a ' candidate. Charles A. Frazee, also a former county chairman, is also consider ed a candidate. All three men are close friends of Mr. Watson, and he will have to choose one of them. At Newcastle., however, the con gressman will have smooth sailing. James H. Jones, the present post master, will, it is generally conced ed, be re-appointed, and there is no other applicant for the place. Mr. Jones is Watson's right hand man in this county, and he will get the office again on merit and for faith ful service. TO KANSAS CITY Goes Mr. M. F. Conway to Work on Rock Island. Mr. M. F. Conway, late with the C, C. & L.. leaves today for Kan sas City, where he expects to take a position with the Rock Island, un der J. O. Crockett, formerly of this citv. The Young Ladies' Sodality of Sacred Heart of St. Mary's church had a most delightful social evening in St. Mary's hall last night. CHRISTMAS DRUNKS WERE MANY IN NUMBER BE FORE HIS HONOR SHERIFF SMITH'S BOARDERS The Charges Vary in Character and the Fines in Amounts Some Drew Long Sentences. Police court presented a very busy scene yesterday morning. A number of persons were up before Mayor Zimmerman for indulging in too much liquor on Christmas eve and Christmas day and a number of oth ers had been led into fights on ac count of the liquor. John Lipscomb received a larger sentence than any one else as he got sixty-four days as the guest of Sheriff Smith. Lipscomb was arrest ed on the charge of assault on a boy by the name of Lane, but this charge was dismissed against him. He thought he was getting off very easy until the mayor brought him up on a charge oif carrying concealed weap ons and he was fined $25 and costs and given 30 days in jail, which with the fine he was unable to pay amounted to sixty-four days. Tell Eckman, Lester Parker and Dennis and Samuel Gibson, the four men who attempted to break up the dance in South Second street on Saturday night, were all fined $1 and costs. One of them had enough money to- pay his fine and the oth ers had to go to jail. On Sunday Charles Skillens and Willis 'Hatcheff "tried :'to wipe "upa" small part of the earth with Lacey McConlouge, the proprietor of a col ored barber shop in South Sixth street. The two did not do- their work quite well enough as Lacey was able to tell the story and both of the men were arrested. It cost each of them $1 and costs in police court for assault and battery. They were unable to pay their fines and both of them went to jail. John Donlin was up before the mayor on the charge of drunk and was given a fine of $1 and costs. He will lay it out with Sheriff Smith's large family for about, ten days. Donlin was found at the Fifth street M. E. church in a prostrate condi tion by Patrolman Westenberg. William Englebert made one of his regular visits before the mayor on the charge of drunkenness. It appeared by the evidence brought out that Englebert. had been shovel ing coal at the brewery since he was in the jail the last time and the may or thought that it was to much of a temptation for him and he was sent to jail for ten days. He has an un usual amount of privileges at the jail and he has always lived within his privileges during his past visits to the domicile of Sheriff Smith. C. E. MARLATT Will Succeed Himself as Police Com- missioner. Charles E. Maria tt has been ap pointed a member of the board of police commissioners of Richmond to succeed himsVlf. It has generally been understood that Governor Dur bin would re-appoint Mr. Marlatt as there was no opposition to his ap pointment and it did not come as a surprise. The names of commission ers appointed by the Governor on Christmas are: Henry A. Bieknell, Hammond; J. B. Murphy, Jeffersonville; George Wood, Kokomo; John T. Sheerin. Logansport : R. J. Kreuger, Michi gan City; George W. Groscheider. Xew Albany; Q. Y, Newcomer. El wood; J. L. Harman, Elkhart ; Dan iel Geshler, Anderson; F. M. Tin dolph. Yincennes. and Charles E. Marlatt. Richmond. Dr. L. C. Anderson returned from Johnstown, Pa., where he attended the funeral of a relative. WAYNE COUNTY'S OLDEST WOMAN DIED AT HER HOME IN HAG ERSTOWN GRANDMOTHER 0FJ.M.L0I1TZ Lived in Wayne County Nearly Three-Quarters of a Century ',." Well Known. iMrs. Esther Lontz, of Ilagerstown dj,ed at her home in that city on Sun- day evening. Mrs. Lontz was ninety-seven years of age and had lived ifc, Wayne county for over seventy years and was perhaps the oldest woman in the county. Despite her ajge Mrs. Lontz, until a few months ago was in very good health, despite h?er age, and at the age of ninety- seven years she was able to sew and read without the aid of glasses, something which is accomplished by fiw people many years her junior. A few days ago she suffered an at tack of the grip and this was the immediate cause of her death. There is . perhaps few in the western part of. Wayne county who had a larger acquaintance or were held in higher esteem than was Mrs. Lontz. The Children who survive her are Mrs. Margaret Lontz, mother of John M. Eontz, of Richmond; Mrs. Eli Keith, 5jjtrs. Amanda Gebhart, Miss Sarah ontz and John Lontz, of Ilagers town. JiThe funeral will be held in Ila gerstown tomorroAv. Jt? Mrs. Lontz -was -born in .North Carolina, near Ashville. Her par ents were Michael Ritter and Bar bara Byerly, who ninety-two years ago emigrated to Ohio. At the age of twenty-one, Esther Ritter was married to Samuel Lontz. They came to Indiana, where they pur chased a farm of 220 acres two miles southeast of Ilagerstown. But little of the forest had been removed from this land. An apple orchad had been planted by the previous owner; a small piece had been cleared for wheat and one for ye, and a good sized spot prepared for the cultiva tion of vegetables for family use. The woods yielded a plentiful supply of game such as turkeys, deer and squirrels. For fifteen years Mrs. Lontz pre pared the meals at an old fashioned fireplace, and manv a large com pany invited to her home tested the good qualities of her excellent cook ing. Rye was the principal bread stuff during the early years on the farm, and apple turn-overs, baked on the hearth furnished deliciou desert. Coffee was considered a lux ury, and 50 cents a pound prevented its daily use. After fifteen years of baking, boil ing and broiling at the old fireplace, a cook stove was purchased. Mr. Lontz purchased the utensils in Ila gerstown, and paid for it with twen ty cords of wood. The occasion of the arrival of the cook stove was one of rejoicing, and it was honored by the giving of a fine turkey dinner. Mrs. Lontz in speaking of this, some time ago, said the new mode of cooking did not increase the fine flavor of the vivands, but was a con venient improvement over the old method. Mrs. Lontz had in her home her first bureau, which was purchased by her when a girl. During her girlhood, Mrs. Lontz had the privilege of but three months schooling during the year. She often recalled the first sentence she learned to read, which was. "No man may put off the law of God." Mr. and Mrs. Lontz retired from the farm and went to Ilagerstown twen-tv-six years ago. Mr. Lontz died in 1SS2. Bucket Shops To Reopen. Some of the bucket shops of the National Commission company, prob ably fifteen in number will reopen for business this week, i the latest announcement. Nothing has been done here that would indicate that the one here is included. Admiral Schley With Mystic Shrines Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 27. The ceremonial session of Zombo Temple Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, held here today was graced by several distinguished vis itors, among whom were Admiral Wintield Scott Schley, Imporial Po tentate Brown and Hon. Terrence Y. Powderly. Cotton Report Ready. Washington, Dec. 27. Superin tendent North of the Census Bureau announced today that the prelimi nary report on the amount of cotton gined to Dec. 14 is completed and will be made public tomorrow. Securities Meeting. New York. Dec. 27. The annual meeting'' r. the Northern Securities company, postponed from December 1!), will be held at the company's offices here today. The board defi led not to hold the meeting until the decision of the circuit court in the Harriman injunction suit was handed down. New Fast Train to New York and and Boston. Youngstown, O., Dec. 27. The first train to New York and Boston from this city was put in oieration today. The time from Youngstown to New York will now be 17 hours and to Boston 10 Jiours. The new train connects with a train from Pittsburg over the Pittsburg & Lake Erie and makes but three stops be tween here and New York. JAMES SMITH And Wife Are Gaining in Health in Texas. The Palladium received a letter from Mr. James Smith, who with his wife, are spending the winter in Texas. Mr. Smith says the weather is tine and clear most of the time and they have seen no snow yet. The mercury stands at about 40 de grees. The letter closes in Mr. Smith's characteristic style as fol lows: "We are both improving in health, slowly, and have not missed a meal." The next two months will be spent with their son, Morgan T. Smith's family at Elgin, Texas. G. W. SCHEPMAN Appointed a Member of the C. T. A. Reception Committee. The Commercial Travelers' Asso ciation of Indiana will hold its thirtieth annual meeting at the Clay pool Hotel in Indianapolis next Sat urday. George W. Schepman, of this city, is a member of the recep tion committee, which will have charge of the various social func tions, which will be given during the meeting. On Saturday morning a business session will be held in the palm room of the hotel. At this meeting a proposal to amend the constitution to provide for a return to the assessment plan of insurance will be considered. Saturday even ing from 7:30 to 0:30 there will be a reception and musicale to be fol lowed by dancing until midnight. ONE SALOON Pinched Sunday For Keeping Open Dry Spell Still On. Sunday was another dry Sunday notwithstanding the rain, and only one bar in town attempted to do busi ness, that of Albert Stauber's on North Eighth Street. This saloon was raked in by the police drag net about l o clock m the morning. capturing the bar tender, John Sur rev and two thirst patrons. Yester day morning in police court Surrey was fined $10 and costs which he paid. Card games in the cigar stores are still on the police black list, also dice playing, and the tobacco lovers of Richmond had to buy their "smokes" outright. Cedar Springs entertained many "knights of the green cloth" from this city yester day and the money flowed soiritedlv to the whirl of the faro wheel. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Carr, of Sprinfield, Ohio, spent Sunday in the city. WARRANT REFUSED FOR DR. CHADWICK SHERIFF BARRY- STRIKES A SNAG A FLAW 111 THE PAPERS They Do Not Show That Chadwick Was in Ohio at the Time of the Forgery. Albany, N. Y., December 20. An extradition warrant for Dr. Leroy S. Chadwick, husband of Cassie L. Chadwick, was refused Sheriff Barry of Cleveland, at the executive cham ber here today. The ground of re fusal was that his papers failed to prove that Dr. Chadwick was in the State of Ohio March 5, 1903, when the forgery of the signature of An drew Carnegie, in which he is ac cused of having been concerned with his wife, is alleged to have been com mitted. Sheriff Barry went on to New York, where Dr. Chadwick is expected to arrive from Paris Wed nesday. When the sheriff called at the ex ecutive chamber at the Capitol, this morning, he was informed by John T. Joyce, the governor's pardon and requisition clerk, that his paiers were defective. Sheriff Barry de cided not to try to correct bis papers today, but to go on the New York and arrange for his requisition after ward. He Telegraphed Ahead. Before leaving for New York Sun day, the Cleveland sheriff telegraph ed to the executive department here asking that his papers be prepared so that there might be no delay upon his arrival early Monday morning. When the telegram was received, Governor Odell was at bis home in Newburgh and the message was giv en to his pardon clerk. Mr. Joyce immediately telegraphed the gover nor and received authority from him to deliver the desired warrant in case the applicant's papers were properly drawn up. Sheriff Barry called at the executive chamber this morning and presented to Mr. Joyce the requisition papers signed by Governor Herrick, of Ohio, asking an extradition warrant to enable him to take bis prisoner out f New York State. Purely Formal Matter. When the sheriff learned that his proof was defective, there was at first some talk of his returning in person to Ohio for the purpose of getting the corrections.. After fur (Continued on fourth page.) NAN PATTERSON Spent a Quiet Christmas in her Cell Sunday. New York, December 26. A man in rags shivered in the cold on the sidewalk in front, of the Tombs for an hour yesterday afternoon, wait for an answer to a note he had sent in to Nan Patterson. The derelict had arrived at the Tombs accompanied by a richly dressed woman. She took his note to the warden, while the man in rags waited outside. After an hour the richly dressed woman re-appeared and handed the ragged man an en velope that was well filled. They went away together. The ragged man refused to tell what he had asked Nan Patterson for, end the richly dressed woman declined to tell why she had acted as the messenger. Both refused to give their names. This was Christmas mystery Xo. 1 for those who were noting the pro gress of Nan Patterson's holiday in the Tombs. Mystery No. 2 came when a man who said his name was Queen arriv ed at the Tombs and waited half an hour for a reply to a note which he had sent to the actress. When he crot it he read it with apparent satis faction and walked away. The act ress spent the day in her cell, read ing and answering letters.