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The Richmond Palladium, Thursday, August 23, 1908.
Ffege Three. THE CONTROVERSY 111 LOWE TUX CASE City Clerk Taggart Issues Statement Regarding Matter. HOW FEES WERE ALLOWED CITY ATTORNEY GARDNER ALSO MAKES A STATENet TO THE PALLADIUM WITH REFERENCE .rJTO THE DISPUTED POINTS. Editor Palladium Relative to the controversy which exists regarding the payment of fees to W. E. Lowe the tax adjustor, by the city of Rich mond, I desire to make this state ment: In the first place the city of Rich mond entered into a contract to pay Charters & Lowe, tax adjustors of Indianapolis, 20 per cent, of all omit ted taxes placed upon the duplicate of the city of Richmond. This con tract was made and entered into properly. After this contract was entered Into bills were properly presented to the common council as will be shown by the rec ord of council in the office of the clerk. These bills after being proper ly presented were allowed a ad paid, as also will be shown by the records of the clerk. If as alleged the $2,000 has been illegally paid, definite in formation can be obtained by con sulting the records in the offices of the clerk and treasurer. At the time these bills were allowed the city at torney A. MJ Gardner, who succeeded Sir. Robbins, was consulted and gave It as his opinion that these bills were In a legal sense technically wrong, yet as a matter of fact they should be allowed. This, the opinion of the city attorney was accepted and proper warrants were drawn for the amount of . the claims, as was usual in such cases. The city clerk drew the or ders and the same were transferred to the treasurer as also was usual in such cases. If any mistake has been made, It is not the fault of the clerk or treasurer, but the fault of the le gal adviser employed by the city. Charles Tennis, city treasurer, de clared to me last ntgnt tnat tms was the manner in which the transaction was made. , JOHN F. TAGGART, ,,W7, City Clerk. The City Attorney Says. City Attorney Gardner made this efattimpiit tncf nffht- "At the time the new law went in to effect and the city government as organized tinder the ivow law took charge of affairs, there were a large number of bills against the city that had- been contracted by council un der the old law. Under the new law appropriations were made to pay the expenses of the several departments and when the bil1-. made by the old council came up for payment, there being no specific appropriations made for them, the question arose as to how they should be paid. I stated at the time that technically the only legal way to do would be to make appropriations to pay these several bills, and warrants be issued by the controller for their payment. Before the new machinery got into opera tion, however, a large number of the bills were due, and the people want ed their money. I said to council, that I thought there would be no ob jection raised if all proper bills were allowed and paid in the usual way.. There were a good many bills pre sented In the usual way, being read jray IIyimibeir ckLiinies deceived by Call Up We Will Take Your Want Ads and Collect Later. off by the clerk before council, and then allowed as nsual. ." Unless my attention was called to some specific claim, I paid no atten tion to the matter, as it was usual that disputed bills were referred to the committee on claims and they would consult with, me about them. If a bill was not disputed it was not called to my attention. If the record shows that the Lowe bill was allowed by council, I have no reason to doubt that it was, but I never heard it read myself and my attention was never called to it. As a matter of fact I am not always in the council chamber and I may have been in the engineers office looking after something when the Lowe bill was presented. While I was a member of council and a member of the finance committee Mr. Lowe asked for a contract at that time but we turned him down. I was opposed to it at that time and if my attention had been called to the bill when it was al lowed. I certainly would have been opposed to it. I am satisfied that. Lowe was never entitled to a fee for putting the Morrisson estate property on the city duplicate. FRIGHTFULLY BURNED. Charles W. Moore, a machinist of Ford City, Pa., had his hand fright fully burned in an electrical furnace. He applied Bucklin's Arnica Salve with the usual result: "a quick and perfect cure." Greatest healer on earth for Burns, Wounds, Sores, Ec zema and Piles. 25c at A. G. Luken & Co.'s, druggists. CENTER VI LLE. Centerville, Aug. 22. (Spl) Miss Florence Ratlin" and Miss Clara Rat liff and Mrs. Horace Commons and daughter, Ruth, ' all of Richmond, and Mrs. Frank Nugent of Center ville, were guests on Monday of Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson arid of Mrs. Porter Pike at their country homes. Frank Williams of Chicago, who Is spending the summer with his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Williams left on Tuesday for a week's visit with relatives at Liberty, Ind. Mrs. G. P. Morris and her two daughters of De Funiak Springs,, Flor ida, visited Dr. C. J. Woods and Miss Laura Woods, last Saturday and Sun day. Miss Mary Clark left today on an excursion to Niagara Falls. Mr. and Mrs. William Harvey and their niece Gladys Harris of Webster were guests at dinner on Tuesday of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brumfield. Mr. Isaac Allen of Liberty, Ind., spent Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Williams. W. C. Ferguson of the Ferguson In vestment Company, Richmond, was in town on business on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Fricker of Dub lin, were entertained on Wednesday by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clevenger. Mrs. Jennie Brumfield has been seriously sick the past week, but Is now improving. Brothcr-in-Law cf Hanna. Cleveland, O., Aug. 22. Jay C. j Morse, at one time president of the Illinois Steel company and brother-in-ilaw of the late Senator M. A. Hanna, died here of a complication of dis eases, .which made him an invalid for over a year. Fought With Revolvers. Muskcgec.X T., Aug. 22. Near Tus tin, I. T., 23 wiles southwest of Mus kogee, James Haynes and George Brown fought' a duel with revolvers. Brown was killed outright and Haynes died shortly afterward. KilledtPassersby. Warsaw, Aug 22. An unknown man shot and slightlyjwounded Count Fermor, a colonel i of gendarmes. A patrol of soldierr, 'replied with a vol ley, killicir tw rrersbr. CAST c? in.!-- Bears tha s& Kind You Have Alwavs BaugM Bigaatare cf ilfiedl divert! mie Loirae or 1 1 IPhone TO THE POINT Telegraphic News Boiled Down and Bunched For Convenience. Frank Sardinia and Dominic Garcia and their families engaged in battle at Buffalo. N. Y. . Sardinia and Garcia both fatally-hurt; -' Charles Vas, 20, while swimming in Black river, at Lorain, O.; was drown ed in a deep hole that has caused the death of four others this summer. An infuriated mob at Mulberry, in Polk county, Florida, hanged John Rapes, a negro, and riddled his body with bullets. Bapes attempted to kill Captain Hughes, a prominent white citizen. Lightning struck and destroyed by fire three tanks of oil on tne Pentz lease, on the Ford farm, near Steuben ville. O. Several derricks and tanks of oil were burned in the Turkey Foot, W. Va., field. Passenger train No. 23 on the Big Four railroad was derailed 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Engineer Bugby and Fireman Guy were killed, the engine rolling down an embank ment. None of the passengers were Injured. By an explosion of gas in the West Buck mountain gangway in the fifth level of the Vulcan colliery at Ma- fconoy City, Pa., Charles Stankus, 25, tnd John Maruka. 30, were instantly killed, and five persons were probably fatally injured. Depends cn the Kind. - - 4 "How would you like to ask for bread and be given a stone?" "Well, if it were a diamond and there was a pawnshop handy I think I could survive the shock." Not if He Knows It. "Aren't you afraid that Mr. Titepurse will give you trouble?" f'Oh, dear, no. lie never gives any thing." In the Good Time. When soda water fountains To please their patrons try Will every drink be sundae By and by? Down on Whiskers. A Kansas expert asks the doctors to remove their whiskers, claiming that the microbes find tbem a convenient place in which to build their nests and rear their young. Ho doesn't want the doctor to go bout dropping a word of cheer here and a microbe there and charging it all up in the bill, just as though it were X raj treatment or A prescription for 3 cents" worth of medicine that the druggist would gladly fill for JjO cents. Whiskers have received some hard blows of late, not including those hand ed to them by the breezes, and proba bly they will have to go. But how Is the young doctor to make an impres sion on the public if he doesn't carry around a set of whiskers on his first trip? The public rnay allow him to give them medicine, but they won' stand for as big charges. Jcilcan Police. The Mexican police attend closely to their duties and are very polite. At night each policeman carries a lan tern, and this lantern is set out on the sidewalk opposite wherever he may be; so it is possible to look down a street and see a whole row of these twinkling lanterns. Morning; Rainbows. A rainbow in the morning foretells rainy weather during the day. Tlie Hessian Kly. The wheat fly feeds upon the flower of the wheat, while the hessian fly lays its eggs on the stem. The former thus renders the flower abortive, while the injury done by the latter affect? the whole r::r:t. I r m t !,. V I EithJr Photi Humor and Philosophy By DUNCAN M. SMITH PERT PARAGRAPHS. The man who Is in love with himself doesn't love beneath his station. You never know how many enemies you have until you need your friends. When a man is smarter than he looks, he is apt to make you smart. A tactful woman is one who can manage a house and a hired girl at the same time. A lie has to be lively or some one would be sure to nail it. We are always willing to take any body's word for our own virtues. On questions of behavior a child al ways exhibits undue curiosity as to his father's past record. Imitation is . sometimes the rawest caricature. The innocent bystander usually is outfitted with a life sized vacuum In his cranium. Wild oats as a crop do better in the city than the rolled variety. There seems to be a pure wellspring of delight in fooling oneself. Envious. I wish I were an elephant Unwieldy, large and strong. With dusky palm leaf fans for ears And tusks a few feet long. And with a Saratoga trunk To swing from side to side, A fancy blanket on my back. Where all my friends might ride. I'd have a barrelful of fun In working at that trade; Go to the circus every day And be in the parade. I'd cut up capers in the ring And stand upon my head, And I could always stay inside To see the lions fed. The ladles as they passed me by On me would all be sweet. They'd open up their peanut bag And let me eat and eat. The little children would come round And dope me up with cake And cookies and a lot of things Like mother used to make. I'd scare my keeper half to death When I was feeling gay. For when I went upon a toot There'd be old smash to pay. The owner of the blooming show Might come and throw a fit. But If I didn't like the place I'd pack my trunk and quit. Proof of Its Worth. "He knows his play will succeed if he can get it produced." "Great plot?" "Just ordinary." "Fine dialogue?" "Commonplace."' "Why so certain?" "It has been rejected by all of the managers." Couldn't Qualify. "Her friends were charitable enough to call her trouble kleptomania, but the doctor knew at a glance that wasn't .what ailed her." "How could he tell?" "She was neither young nor beauti ful." The Way It Goes. Where the foaming breakers roar Down beside the sandy shore. There the sportive maiden sweet Dips her dainty hands and feet. Plunges in. a mermaid fair. With the sun bleach on her hair, Nature's hue upon her skin. For the swim she's strictly in. In the autumn at the store Where- the busy traffic's roar Frets the ear, with worried mien There the maid Is daily seen Buying drugs and lotions weird That the freckles may be cleared From her tanned and toughened skin, For the social swim she's in. Out of a Job. "would, you help a poor man who can't find work in his line and can do nothing else?" "What is your line of work?". "Carrying sympathy- to the worthy but friendless rich." A Poser. 'I see they are having monkey party at Newport." "Say, how do the girls tell which Is monkey and which Is dude?" All Right. "I thought you said that Bragger Is a man of veracity." "Oh. he was just talking about him self last night. He never lies about any one elsA." And He Couldn't Stay In. "I never could get my own consent to fait in love." "Why not?" "Too much trouble to get out." No Accounting For Tastes. "Ilere's the test thing in this line that ever happ?ned." "You might show me the worst then. It might be different." VV.(AfiE YOU another All the Frfcit. Because he thought she was a. peach. This maiden-fair tnd rare. He asked her it she wouldn't lite To be one of apalr. - THie Foodl off a other tissue i forming lrom AT THE THEATERS "A Poor Relation" Gennett. If the lingering of pleasant recollec tions of a delightful personality be the test of the merit of a drama per formance, then Sol Smith Russell's 'A Poor Relation" may claim distinc tion as a worthy, wholesome drama. It will be seen next Saturday mati nee and night at the uennett. in these days of the erotic exhalations of the Parasian stage, in which vir tue is scoffed at and vice exhibited for applause, it is doubly refreshing to view and contemplate the drama that extols virtue and attains honest with and humor, without holding a good man or woman up to ridicule. Nobody who has the good fortune to witness a performance of "A Poor Relation" which Edward Kidder wrote for Sol Smith Russell has ever forgotten the impression that play produced. Its humor, so essentially American, its wit spontaneous, and its pathos enforced, present an irre sistable combination. The character of Noah Vale, the inventor, whose plans for a great mechanical device are stolen from him. and who is re duced to extreme poverty through this misfortune, yet who In spite of fortune's frowns, retains a cheerful smile and a big heart, anneals stron gly to human sympathy. His love for the small boy, whom he fathers amid all his reverses, whose clothes he never fails to feed, awakens the best impulses of human nature, suggest ing that there is something worth I striving for in this world besides fame and dollars and cents. Vaudeville at the Phillips. Although he was late in arriving on the scene of . action, Arthur Brown ing, the dancing tramp, is doing his full share toward entertaining the audience at the Xew Phillips vaude ville this week. Mr. Browning is one of the most clever in his line. The work of the Five Lovelands musi cians, has been considered of a reve lation to New Phillips patrons who show an appreciation of real music that is devoid of any comedy ele ment. It is not surprising, that all are charmed by the plaving of the Love lands for they are real artists in that they are devoted to music for music's sake, as well as to turn it to account financially. All efforts to solve the mystery connected with the illusion work of Frank Bowman, on the part of members of the audience, have proven a failure, notwithstanding that his tricks are performed in the open and boldly and much amuse ment is caused by the singing dog, "Dude," who renders a popular song according to his interpretation of the music. Business this week Is again very large and promises to continue so throughout. Friday night the ama teurs will have a chance. There Are ?o Certain Ones. "The only objection I have to ths story," said the cynical bachelor, "ia the frequent use of the phrase a cer tain girl. The phrase is grossly inac curate, as everybody well knows that all girls are exceedingly uricertaln.' Chlcago News. Teacher (junior grammar class) Johnny, what gender l-i "phonograph?" Johnny Feminine gender. Teacher No, no; it's neuter. Johnny Well, it ought to be femi nine, 'cause it re.-teats everything ii hears. Chion THE YELLOW FEVER GERM. has recently been discovered. It bears la close resemblance to the Malaria germ. To free the system from dis ease germs the most effective remedy is Dr. King's Nw Life Pills. Guaran teed to cure all diseases due to ma laria poison and constipation., 25c at 1 A. G. Luken & CQ.'s drag store. m 1 Value Sodla CrackeF, You have heard that some foods fui foods make muscle, and still oj building and heat forming. ou Know inai most iooas nayyonc of these elements, but do yoknow that no food contains them all in sucjflroperly balanced proportions as a good sodafacker ? The United States Qvernment report shows that soda crackers cafain less water, are richer In the muscle and k!T elements, and have a much higher per centfthe tissue building and heat propejpes than any article of food made flour, A ThatVs why Uneeda Biscuit Jorm jrimportant part of every meat represent tne superlative ot the soda cracker, all their goodness and nourishment being brought from the oven to you in a package that is proof against air, moisture and dust the price being too small to mention. - NATIONAL BISCUIT. COMPANY Lake Points VIA TNE INDIANA, COLUMBUS & EASTERN TRACTION CO. j Sugar Islancf Park $4.95 Detroit . 5.70 Star Island 6.20 Grande Points 6.45 Algonac .. 6.45 Port Lambton 5.70 Marine Cit 5.70 Sasnia ...I 6.95 Port Hurorf 6.95 Put-in-Bayl 5.70 Cleveland I ; 6.95 Harbor Bfach 9,20 Oscoda . j. 10.20 Alpena . I l1.20 Sheboygaf 12.45 Mackinac! J. 12.45 St. Ignacf . 12.45 Buffalo, If. Y. if... 10.95 I Seilingfdates Aug. 1 to Aug. 25 in , elusive! Return Limit, 30 days from , Date 4f Sale. Ask tne agent for , particulars. rm CHICHESTER'S nglish PEruWR0Y( L PILLS lhw. uriicrm KK'S ENGLISH I metallic box.. Malxl CHK 'r v. la with blo.rii; )aaceroa itttatlana mm& lltm- U.lk Bay ot jour Drtifglil, or mi 4s. ia muim for Particulars. TMtl..l.l. V f? a " Relief fw I.adleo," m Uttm. by re- ' " aa aaBj Ball. u.iinu TMUmnalala A all T)rnTatBTfa af ! ttW a.. af l i. I Maattea thto ppor. Madlaoa aare, fUlLA. Dour Day! TMTOSDA' The Gold Medal People Stamp Store and will give for 70c; 100 lb. sack Gold Also Elk Horn Flour, 25 each. Fancy Hoirle Grown Potatoa-vat90c bushel. Fancy Horne grown Tomatoeat 40c bushel. Tea Sittings. Tea Sittings, 15c pound. Imperial Tea, big grain and fancy at 60 cts. pound and 60 stamps with each. Store open Tuesday night. S. & H. Stamps. HOOD'S MODEL DEPARTMENT STORE Trading Stamps with All Purchases. Free Delivery. Njpr Phone 1079; Old Phone 13R. Store Open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday Evenings. 41-413 Main Street. & arf IRA SWISHER, Lessee and Saturday, Aug. 25, DAVIS & EUGENE present SMITH RUSSELL'S Greatest lay, ii A POOR A SUPERIOR COMPANY OF Must be seen to be appreciated. PRICES Matinee, children 25 25, 50 and 75 cents. A few choice Plat open Thursday A. M. at the 1 8 f H Payironts Monthly tor s-v7o2.o. or more should They THE NEW PHILLIPS VAUDEVILLE THEATER O. G .MURRAY MANAGER. WEEK OF AUG. 20th. " DAILY at 3 and 8:15 P. M. A PROF SEWELL. Piano Overture. B -THE JUGGLING DEPONTi The only act of this kind. ing the singing dog "Dude, C BEATRICE SMITH. SiAring and talking Sy D FRXNK BOWMAf IllusioUsts. E ARTHOftHROWNING. The Dancing Tramp. F CLAYTON HUFFORD Illustrated Songs. G THE FIVE LOVELANDS. Solo Quintet. H THE PHILOSCOPB. Latest Motion pictures. Why wait for your friend's friend to come anfl look at your house week f.Aer next? You can sell it wivra To Let ad in The Palladivm. ; n Hour have arra ed with S. H. lbs Gold IV dal and 15 stamps Ledal and stamps for $2.75 for 60( and 15 stamps with Manager. I JL Matinee anfNight. it Mr. Lee D. E'Jsworth In SOL LAT JON. 9J CAPA1 LLE fAYERS. cents: 50 cents. Night sea WescotiPharmacy. LIGHT, & POWER CO if 1 r Wroduo- r Vbretto. CO. AW AW