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. BIOMMOOT) DAILY ' PALLADIUM
WEEKLY FSTAUHKD 1881 DAJL.Y STAfJLt 1IEI .870 " RICHMOND. INDIANA, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1906. SINGLE COPIES 'i OEN IS. ISAAC JENKINSON TELLS OF LINCOLN EARLHAM BADLY BEATEN CHARGES FILED -AGAINST NIXON LIEUT. BUCHANON GOORT MARTIALED DEPEND Oil "FID" JACKSON PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR IS DEAD ROSE POLY WINS IN BASKET BALL, 51 TO 15. YALE PLACES FAITH IN FOR . MER RICHMOND BOY. ONCE CALLED ON MARTYRED PRESIDENT AND REMAIN ED AN HOUR. Terre Haute Team Gave Quakers Worse Drubbing Than Wabash On Friday Night. FORMER WAYNE COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH MALFEA SANCE IN OFFICE. AND RELEASED FROM THE UNITED STATES ARMY FOR. DRUNKENNESS. To Lead Her Baseball Team to Eastern Championship During Coming Season. FAMOUS NEGRO POET PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME IN DAYTON, OHIO. WAS HONORARY PALLBEARER On Great Emancipator's Funeral Train Many Touching Scenes at the Railway Stations. Today, the anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, will be ob served in various ways all over the j country, even in the Southland where J the people are just beginning to ap preciate the true character of the man whom manj' regard as the great est president this country ever had. The lion. Isaac Jenkinsou of this city recalled last evening to a Palla dium reporter the first and only time he ever met Lincoln. Mr. Jenkinson was a member of the first electoral college that elected Lincoln Presi dent of the United States, and a del egate to the convention that nomi nated Lincoln for a second term, but Mr. Jenkinson only had the privilege of meeting the great president once. Mr. Jenkinson also served as an hon orary pallbearer when the body of the martyred leader was escorted through this state to Springfield, 111., where Lincoln was buried. "When Lincoln was first elected" said Mr. Jenkinson "I was so fortun ate as to be chosen out of thirteen members of the Indiana delegation to the electoral college. Myself and John W. Gay of Indianapolis are the oi,Jy two now living. It was neces sary to send the vote of the Indiana electors to the electroal college when it met at Washington and we drew lots for the honor. I was the for tunate one being the last to draw. The national Republican convention that nominated Lincoln for a second term met at Baltimore in 18C4 and I was a delegate to that convention. My home at that time was in Ft. "Wayne. "The day before the convention I met Judge Killgore of Delaware County, this state, and he was per sonally acquainted with the Presi dent. We went together to , the White House and were ushered into the waiting room of the executive office which was crowded to suffoca tion with delegates. 'Killgore' I said 'we had better go as we will never get in to see the President with this great crowd ahead of us.' "Killgore told me to wait and he thought he could arrange an audi ence. He took out of his pocket a card and sent it into Mr. Lincoln. A minute later an usher took us into bis presence. Mr. Lincoln stood with his back to an empty lire place and was regarding the card Killgore sent him with a smile. After shaking hands' with us he laid the card down on the table and remarked that he was extremely busy but thought we could have a chat be tween audiences. While he was talk ing my curiosity got the better of me and I glanced at the card on the ta ble. Killgore had pasted on the back of it an army anecdote which was just a little bit spicy. We sat and talked with the President for an hour and he and Judge Killgore told story after story." When the funeral train which car ried the body of Lincoln from Wash ington to Springfield, 111., began its journey across the country the State of Indiana appointed twelve men as honorary pallbearers and among them was Mr. Jenkinson. Together with the other pallbearers he met the fu neral train in this ity and Mr. Jen kinson states that there was an im mense crowd at the Pan Handle sta tion and that hundreds of men, wom en and .hildren broke down at the si "lit of their beloved leader's bier and cried like babies. The low an'1 Mrs. Allen Jay leave today for a visit of several months duration with their daughters who reside in Whit Her and San Diego, California Earlham was unmercifully beaten at the hands of Rose Polytechnic in her game "at Terre Haute Saturday night by the score of 51 to 15. At the end of the first half the score stood 23 to fi in favor of Rose. At this period Bond of Earlham was removed in favor -of Reagen. Bond had scored all of Earlham 's points up to this period, which is something unusual for a guard. In the second half the work of the Earlham feam was no better than in the first. REV. ELLIS LECTURED. Rev. E. O. Pllis lectured before a meeting of the school trustees of Grant county last week. He showed a number of views of scenes which he had collected on his trip to. Pales tine several years ago. LITTLE PROSPECT FOR HOSE HOUSE WEST SIDERS WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO. WAIT SOME LITTLE TIME. CITY'S FINANCIAL CONDITION Will Hardly Permit of Necessary Expenditure of Money Thought -It Would Cost $15,000. The residents of the west side will shortly renew the agitation for a hose house for that part of the city. At the time the people of the south end were busy in their successful campaign for the location of a 'fire company on South E street, the prop erty owners west of the river were also busy trying to secure proper protection. The south side people were a little more persistent than the west end property owners and the result was that council lent its ears to their ap peals and the "cold shoulder" was given to the west-siders. The citizens residing in West Rich mond claim that they have not suffi cient fire protection, and that it is absolutely necessary that they have a fire company, as there are several large factories now located in that part of town, and there are many homes and buildings planned for. The west side residents also point out that their efforts to secure man ufacturing plants aire handicapped by the lack of fire protection, the nearest fire company being located at the city building on Fifth street. Notwithstanding the earnest de sires of the people of West Richmond for better fire protection it is almost certain that the Board of Public Works will make no recommendation to council this year for the location of a hose house in that part of Rich mond owing to the expense the city was put to in building and equipping a hose house in the south side and the present financial condition of the city, which is far from being all that could be desired. It is estimated that it would be necessary to expend $15, 000 to secure property and build a hose house in West Richmond. WEATHER INDICATIONS. Temperature. February 11, 1903. Morning .......... 7 Noon .......... 21 Niirht .......10 February 11, 1900. Mornivg S Noon ..... .......50 Night '.V.38 Forecast fcr Richmond and vicin- itv: Fair and warmer. FITCH PLUMBING COMPANY Claims That Nixon Used Position as Government Collector to Further His Own Ends. William Penn Nixon, a native of Fountain City, this county, formerly one of the proprietors and editors of the Chicago Inter Ocean and at pres ent the collector of the port of Chi cago, has been assailed together with his chief deputy, Col. Thomas II. Keefe. Charges of malfeasance in office have been directed against Mr. Nixon and Col. Keefe and have been filed in Washington with Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of the treasury. The charges are made by the Fitch Plumbing Company of Chicago and are the outgrowth, it is asserted, of the ousting of a custodian appointed by the state courts to take . charge A WORD TO THE The Sultan of Turkey: "Take it from me, there's nothing like a naval demon stration for the good of the country." Chicago Inter Ocean. of the Golgotha painting which re cently was exhibited in Chicago. The complaintants aver that the removal of this custodian was done just in time to prevent the sale of the paint ing to satisfy a judgment against it secured by the Fitch company. In its reference to the filing of the charges, the Chicago Chronicle of yesterday contained the following: "In the charges the ousting of the custodian is explained by the allega tion that both the collector of the port and his chief deputy are inter ested in the Golgotha Exhibition Company. It is set forth that Col onel Keefe is first vice president of the company and that Mr. Nixon is one of its directors. In explanation of the charges Col lector of the Port Nixon said: "I have just received information of the tiling: of the charges; 'which I believe are without basis. I seized the pic ture on the orders pf the secretary of the treasury in order to insure the payment of the duty due the govern ment upon it. When the picture was brought to this count ry an exhibi tion bond was given to secure the government for the duty if it was permitted to remain in this country. As the Golgotha company was unable to pay its debts and has practically abandoned the painting it was neces sary to take it. I have had no inter est in the Golgo'tha company and so far as I know Thomas H. Keefe, who is special agent of the treasury de partment, has none either. I do not know whether the claim of the Fitch company was prior to that made by the government or not. Several judg ments have been made against the company and I do not know their dates. There are several specifications 16 tire charges made against the two (Continued K page S.) MEMBER OF 161 ST INDIANA And Was Popularly Known by All Soldiers of Company F. Was a Brave Officer. cal members of Company F, 161st. Indiana, who saw service during the Spanish-American War, have received information that one of the most popular members of that regiment, Lieutenant Richard W. Buchanon, has been dismissed from the regular army, after a court mar tial held at Governor's Island, N. Y., on the charge of violating a pledge and drunkenness. He was "cashier ed" after making an enviable record for himself. Buchanon is from Madison, Ind., where he was engaged, in newspaper work prior to his enlistment in the 101st. He joined that regiment as a WISE, ETC. lieutenant in company D and was one of the most popular men in that organization. While in Cuba Buchan on Avas promoted to captain of Com pany D. In April 1S99 he was mustered out of the service. He later entered the service as a first lieutenant in the Forty-fourth United States Volun teer infantry in Auguset, 1899, and saw service in China and the Philip pines. He was again honorably mus tered out in June, 1901. lie was made first lieutenant in the Twenty-third infantry in April, 1902, after first being commissioned second lieutenant of the Ninth infantry the year before. He was assigned to du ty at the Columbus Barracks late last fall, and upon being reported by the commandant was ordered to New York under arest. SMALL STRIKE AT THE F. & N. Five Men Left Faint Room Last Week on Account of Wage Increase. There was a small strike at the F. & N. Lawn Mower Works last week and about five men walked out of the paint shop, demanding more wages. The loss does not affect the plant in any way. The men have not yet re turned. INDIANA WON MEET. Bloomiiigton. Ind.. Feb. 11. Indi ana eaily retrieved the loss of the basket ball game to Wabash early in the week by administering a decisive defeat to the scarlet team las' night. The score was 4S to 24. The visitors took the lead at the start, but Indi ana soon reversed conditions. Yale depends on Fielding Jackson, formerly of this citj, to be their mainstay in the pitchers box again this season. Coach Billy Lush, who is well known-in Richmond having been at one time a referee . in the Western Polo League, predicts that Jackson will be one of the best col lege pitchers in the country this sea son provided- that he does not have a physical breakdown, which is far from probable. Yale has two other clever slab ar tists but Jackson will work in the majority of the games and will be in trusted with the duty of beating the Eli's ancient rivals, Princeton and Harvard. Last year "Fid" succeeded in accomplishing both of these feats and the students promptly presented him with the entire university, them selves included. CARPET SELECTED FOR REID CHURCH IT WILL BE A RICH RED SHADE OF THE WILTON VARIETY -SMALL FIGURE. 3000 YARDS WILL BE NEEDED To Cover Ctmrch Floors To Har , monize With Walls Cost Will be Bis Item of Expense. The selection of carpet for the New Reid Memorial church has been made by the committee and the order placed with a New York firm. The building committee, composed of Frank Glass, Sharon ' Jones and the Rev. Mr. Lyons, was in doubt as to tfhat shade of carpet to select, in order to have it harmonize with the interior of the church. When Mr. Pape, agent of Tiffany & Co., of New York, was here looking over the work of decorating, he was pressed into service with the result that a . fine grade of Wilton carpet, of a rich red shade, was selected. After measuring the floors where carpets will be required, it was found that between 2500 and 3000 yards will be needed and all but about four hundred yards will be of the Wilton texture. There is an im perceptible pattern in the carpet, which relieves the monotony of the red color. The cost of carpet will be a large item in the total amount expended on the building by Mr. Reid, as this grade is one of the most expensive to be had. WILL REPAIR FOUNTAIN. - A notice has been received by the Board of Public Works to the effect that the fountain of South Seventh street can be repaired at a cost of $229. It is probable that the foun tain will be repaired early in the summer. , TRY IT ONCE. It's easy to win the Palla- dium prize for "tipping" off a piece of news. Nearly every one knows something that, the general public is not aware of. It is hard for the reporters to hear everything that is going on. After getting a "tip" it is no trouble for them to hunt it up. All they want is a "tip." To win the dollar prize it is not necessary that the "tip" be a''' tremendous p;eee of news. A little item .may wia the prize. Try it once and see if you can't win. STRUGGLING DAYS, HERE His First Poem Published Outside of Dayton Appeared -in the Old Independent. Paul Laurence Dunbar, negro poet and writer, is dead at his home in Dayton, and members of his race and literary people all over the country are in mourning for the man. Dunbar, in his struggling days, be fore the world of letters had set upon his work its stamp of approval was well known in Richmond, and as a joung, poverty stricken colored boy, was brought here by people who were r interested in his efforts and who wished to have him make a name for himself. Much of the credit for his fame can be laid to those Richmond people who looked beyond the color and into the keen mind of the Day ton elevator boy. Born in Dayton, in the early seven ties, Dunbar commenced life as the son of poverty stricken colored peo ple who had been slaves in Kentucky, and who trace their ancestors back to African origin. This was one of the things in which Dunbar alwajs took pride and was happy in the thought not only that he was a negro, but with as pure African blood as .Mowed. During his early life-he was taught to read by his mother, who knew more of books than most slaves, and when he entered tbe. JDayton C high school, he had already written sever el poems, although none had pet been puDusnea. Alter grauuaung, ne iook a position as elevator boy in a hotel, and studying at nights, acquired a vocabulary of excellent words which he could, frame into the best of Eng lish, or into the genuine southern dia lect, at will. It was while 5 he . was working at this hotel that he first ' came 10 ue Known in jticnmona. A man who had learned to like the young colored boy came here and told Mrs. Mary Frame Selby that there was an' elevator boy in Dayton who had more than ordinary intellect and talent. Mrs. Selby wrote to him and in a short time received one of his early poems. The name has been for gotten, but it was published in the old Richmond Independent, and is thought by some to have been the first of his poems that ever appeared in print. After that, he was brought to Rich mond to recite before the congrega tion of a colored church. He received ' J 1 F T 7 T. 1 much applause and his works were published with greater frequency. After a time, he gave his first public appearance, in which he got the bene fit of the receipts. The entertainment was held in the old Phillips House, but it was not well advertised, and from the size of the audience it was seen that there would not be enough money to cover expenses. Without a word to the young boy who was so badly in need of the money, Judge L. C. Abbott went about over the city and finally succeeded in raising en ough to cover the expenses and the receipts, about $18, went to young Dunbar. He had never had so much money before and his appreciation of the efforts of Richmond people to help him was shown in the number of po ems he later wrote and dedicated to -the city. Later, when he was in bet ter circumstance?, he learned" that Judge Abbott had been instrumental in making his first public appearance a success, and in return he dedicated two short poems to the Judge. Isaac .Jenkinson, then editor of "The Palladium," was interested in the boy, and published many of his poems, thus winning for Dunbar the admiration of hundreds of readers all over Eastern Indiana. Miss Alrnira Starr was home from Tcudor Hali Indianapoli3 yesterday.