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The Richmond Palladium, Saturday, October 13, 1906.
THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM Palladium Printing Co., Publishers. Masonia 'Building, North 9th and A Streets. Kntprpd In Richmond Postoffice as second class matter. Weekly Established 1831. Daily Established 1876. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. By Mail in Advance. Daily, one year ....... ..$3.00 Daily, six months 1-50 Dally, three months, Daily, one month, 25 Daily and Sunday, por year ....$1.00 The Palladium will be found at the following places: Palladium Office. Westcott Hotel. Arlington Hotei- Union News Company Depot. dates' Cigar Store, West Main. The Empire Cigar Store. BY CARRIER, 7 CENTS A WEEK. Persona wishing to take the PALLA DIUM by carrier may order by postal or telephone either 'phone No. 21. When delivery is irregular kindly jnake complaint. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14. 1906. TO PEPUBLICANS: We are anxious to have every Republican in close touch, and work ingin harmony with the Republican National Congressional Committee in favor of the election of a Republican Congress. The Congressional campaign must be based on the administrative and legislative record of the party, and, that being so, Theodore Roosevelt's personality must be a central figure and his achievements a central thought in the campaign. We desire to maintain the work of this campaign with popular subscrip tions of One Dollar each from Repub licans. To each subscriber we will send the Republican National Cam paign Text Book and all documents issued by the Committee. Help ns achieve a great victory. James S. Sherman, Chairman. P O. Box 2063, New York, INDIANA'S DEPENDENTS. That Indiana looks well after the comfoX of its thousands of unfov-tun-ates who through some cause or oth er become dependents upon the com monwealth for their maintenance was most forcibly pointed out at the re cent meeting of the Indiana Board of Charities. Summed up the statisti cal report gives a comphensive idea of what the great Hoosier State is doing. There are 940 inmates in the State prison; 140 inmates from the State prison paroled and reporting; 1100 in mates from the Indiana reformatory on parole and reporting; 550 incorri gible boys at Plainfield; 850 boys from Plainfield on parole; 839 crimi nals in work-houses and jails of the State; 1040 inmates in the school for feeble-minded . youth at Ft. Wayne, 935 Inmates in hospital for insane at Logansport; 21S0 inmates in the hos pital for insane at Indianapolis; 692 inmates in the hospital for insane at Evansville; 760 inmates in the hospi tal for insane at Richmond; 990 in mates in Soldiers home at Lafayette; C25 scholars in the school for the deaf; 160 scholars in the school for the blind; 22.7S9 children put in school under operation of the compul sory education law; 3115 inmates in poor asylums of the State; 1699 In mates in private orphans home; 45, 331 people cared for by township trustees for the year ending October 1906, making a grand total of 86,300 dependents and delinquents that are at this time being cared for by peo ple of this State. THE CITY OF PROMISE. (By J. M. S.) Oh the city lies wondrous in promise To. the youth of a country town; But. who knows, or cares, in that far away land If you rlife-ship sails, on, or goes down! Who knows or cares in the city What his neighbors life may be! "I want all I can get. Ill keep all that I have; And no one shall hinder me!K "To the victor belongs the battle. Neath the strong the weak go down Ufe is a ceaseless struggle And sin and sorrow abound Who knows or cares in the city If his neighbor ba dying or dead? Who knows or cares in the city That the mty be crying for bread? Oh the city lies wondrous in promise To the youth of a country town; But the gold is dross in the gleaning And the ladder of gold turns brown! Richmond. Ind., Oct. 1906. RIGHHOND'S HDNIOPAL FOREST IS . A RESOURCE OF GREAT MAGNITUDE Nearly Eighteen Thousand Shade Trees Line the Quaker City's Streets, and Were They to Be Felled By the Woodman's Ax, the Wealth That -Would Result Therefrom Almost Seems Incredible Some "Supposition Statistics" Compiled for Those Who Find Pleasure in Delving into "What-Might-Be" F you ask any visitor to Rich mond what he thinks is the 4. distinguishing feature about the city, it is a ten to one shot . he will reply "the trees." And he would be right. Richmond is famed far and wide for the beauty of its trees and the picturesque appearance they lend to It. Our little city has been called 'the city of trees," and a traveling man, more poetic than the usual run of such men, once declared that Rich mond reminded Sim of a beautiful park. Suppose, however, the city adminis tration should suddenly decide to cut down and do away with all our beau tiful shade trees. It would take sever al hundred axemen two weeks or home to complete the job, for within the corporate limits of Richmond are some 17,204 trees. This number though estimated is pretty nearly cor rect. There are on an average 88 shade trees around and in each city block; there are altogether 198 .blocks in the city limits and 198 times 88 equals 17,201. That is a vast number of trees to be growing in the limits of a city of twenty two thousand popula tion. To go on with our proposition, how ever, suppose that after the trees were cut down the city wanted to dis pose of them. The average tree in Richmond is from 25 to50 feet in height and about a foot and a half in diameter. The actual length of the timber producing trunk would be about twenty feet long by a foot and and a half in diameter. This number THE REPUBLICANS HIGHLY GRATIFIED Wayne County Thirty Day Poll Shows That Plural ity Will Be Normal One. PROGRESS OF CAMPAIGN. VICE PRESIDENT FAIRBANKS WILL BE HEARD IN RICHMOND IN ADDITION TO SENATOR A. J. BEVERIDGE AND OTHERS. The campaign in Wayne county will be well under way this week. The coming of Beveridge on next Thurs day night will not only be the open ing meeting, but it will" be one of the big meetings of the campaign in the Sixth district. Senator Bever idge has been ill though not seriously so, and he will fill all his speaking engagements In Indiana this and next week. The Wayne country Republi can central committee expects to have things on the move the remaining time of the campaign, and the mem bers are highly pleased with the gen eral conditions prevailing. The thir ty day poll in every township in Wayne county showed that the full strength of the party will be polled on November 6. Fairbanks is Coming. The Republican state committee is arranging to announce the itinerary of the Fairbanks special train. Rich mond probably will be included in the tour, and the vice president will address a crowd in the Coliseum in the evening. The date cannot be an nounced for several days, probably. Watson to Be Here. Congressman Watson will be heard in Richmond on Saturday evening, November 3. His meeting likely will be the very biggest of all that will be here. Griffiths Will Speak. John L. Griffiths will speak at the Coliseum on the night of October 31. Mr. Griffiths is United States consul at Liverpool, and is a favorite in this city. He is regarded as one of the most eloquent speakers of the coun try, and has won fame in England since assuming his post. $50,000 GOES TO CHARITY. Indiana Ministers Approve Proposal To Found Old Folks Home to Be Established at Warren. Wabash, Oct. 13 (Spl.) The Rev. E. L. Semans, presiding elder of the Wabash district, North Indiana con ference, at a called meeting of the district ministers today, presented the offer of Mr. and Mrs. William Chopsin of $50,000 to found a home at Warren Ind., for aged and indigent persons, conditional on the conference main taining it. The ministers approved the proposal and will ask the conference to accept the offer. Asks For a Divorce. Moddie Nicholson yesterday filed suit for divorce against Verlin Nich olson in the Wayne circuit court. The plaintiff prays for the custody of their minor child. In the complaint alle gations of abandonment and failure to provide are made. THERE ARE ENOUGH TREES WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF RICHMOND. To build a 12 foot fence all around the corporate lines, 10 miles altogether. To be cut up into 34,408 cords of wood worth $206,448, or more than enough to pay the city's bonded indebtedness. To occupy time of one man 37 years and 8 months in chopping them into cords. To make a wood pile 100 feet square and 440 feet high. To make 798 miles of boards. To make enough lumber to build 527 houses which would return $126,480 annually in rentals. To make a gigantic tree 2,0C0 feet high and spreading over 800 feet with its branches. times 17, 204 trees would give 344, enough fence boards could be pro duced from the 344.0S0 feet of lumber producing logs to build a twelve foot fence around this entire distance. Or if the city wished to have the trees cut up into cord wood, the 17, 204 trees would make about 34.40S cords. On the local wood market a cord of wood sells for $6.00, and the city's 34,400 cords would be worth $206,448, a sum that would more than pay off the bonded indebtedness of Richmond which amounts to approxi mately $193,000, and would also pay off more than half the floating indebt edness amounting to $20,000. It is interesting to note that as the aver age amount of wood a man cut into cords a day would equal about 2 cords, it would take one man 13,762 days, or 37 years and 8 months to complete the job of turning the city's CLAIM EXCESS UNLAWFUL THE PENNSY'S NEW TARIFF Higher Rate When Paying Cash Than When Buying a Ticket Said to Con flict With the Tariffs Filed Wjth Commerce Commission. The Pennsylvania lines West, through its Passenger Traffic Mana ger, has issued an excess fare sched ule, which will be charged passengers who pay their fares on the trains. This excess ranges from five cents to $1, and many local railroad officials believe it is illegal and will not follow the example of the Pennsylvania. There is to be no excess fare charged on the Pennsy's train for local Ohio passengers, but those traveling inter state who have not purchased their tickets before going on the train will be charged extra. It is asserted that' this excess fare will exceed the tariffs filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission and therefore unlawful. WORK OF GAIL H0LMAN, Example in Oil Portraiture From the Brush of a Pupil of William M. Chase of iNew York. In the window of Ellwood Morris & Co's. bookstore, Main street, there is an excellent example of oil por traiture rfom the brush of Gail Hol- raan, a student of William M. Chase of New York, who is well known to Richmond artists, because of his pic tures being shown at various local exhibits. Miss Holman's work, how ever, has never been sen in Rich mond until now. She was a member of Mr. Chase's class which accompan ied him to Europe last year, spending several months in study in the great art centers of France, Germany, Hol land, Spain and England. The por trait shown in the window of Morris & Co.. is that of J. M. Coe, and is a most faithful likeness, while the tech nique displayed is of unusual merit. It has attracted much attention and most honorable comment Fcctosll Victim. Toronto, Oct. 13. W. Glenn Ellir 21, of Toronto, died of injuries it ceived in a practice football game. II walked home after the game and n. serious results were locked for unti he suddenly collapsed. It is believe; he was kicked in the head. Cuban Sugar. San Francisco, Oct. 13. With a car go of Cuban sugar, the British steam ship pueen Victoria arrived in port from Matanzas, Cuba. The cargo ol the Queen Victoria, amounting to 17, 500 bags, is valued at $105,327. Pcsse After Negro. Neodesha, Kas., Oct. 13. A negrc entered the farm house of Frank Tay lor, mear here, and attacked Mrs. Tay lor, who was sick in bed. Posses an In pursuit of the negro and the con: munity is greatly excited. Fray in a Ssloon. Logansport, Ind., Oct. 13. Manut CinnettI was shct and instantly kille by L,uigo Girardi in a saloon here. G rardi escaped and officers are scou: ing the country In an effort to apprc hend him. Ohio Man a Victim. Butte, Mont., Oct. 13. Levan Pt of Madison Mills, O., and Avery Mo; of Glenn, Mich., were tire. men kil' In the collapse of a trestle on t Northern Pacific railroad at Livia '. Mnnt 17,204 trees into 34.0S0 cords. By a reverse procedure it would take 13 080 feet of lumber producing logs. The corporate limits of Richmond measures about ten miles around, and 762 men one day to do the job. If the city's 34,408 cords were plac ed in one wood pile it would occupy 4,404,224 cubic feet, and if this wood pile would furnish enough kindling to supply the present population of Rich mond with the article for 11 years. If set on fire it would take this wood pile over three weeks to be entirely consumed. If the city instead of cutting its trees into cord wood should have them sawed into lumber it would get boards measuring altogether 4, 214,931 feet. These boards if laid end to end would measure 79S miles, or almost enough to reach from Rich mond to New York City. Or as the ALL TH JUST THE SAME Richmond Post Office Employ- es Know Nothing of 31 Days "Officially." AN ORDER OF INTEREST POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT IN CIRCULAR SENT OUT SHOWS WHY UNCLE SAM'S CALENDAR DIFFERS FROM OTHERS. Additional Information in the form of a circular from F. II. Hitchcock, acting postmaster general, has been received at the Richmond postoffice in regard to the regulation that a month consists of no less and no more than thirty days. The circular contains a section of the act of congress of June 3, 1906, setting forth that the annual compensation of employes in the pos tal department shall be divided into twelve equal installments, one of which shall be the pay for each calendar month, and that in making payment for a frac tional part of a month, one-thirtieth of one such installment or monthly compensation 'shall be the daily rate of pay. It is set out in the circular that each month shall be held to consist of thirty days, without regard to the actual number of days in any calen dar month. The following rulings are given in the circular to make the mat ter clearer: "For fractional service in a thirty-one-day month an employe separated from the service before the 31st re ceives one-thirtieth of one month's compensation for each day he works. An employe appointed during a thirty-one-day month receives one-thirtieth of one month's compensation ex cept for the 31st. An employe absent without pay a fractional part of a thirty-one-day month's compensation for each day's absence; if absent on the 31st one-thirtieth is deducted for that day. "In such case the number of thir tieths as employe receives is one less than the number of days he works. For fractional service in February an employe receives cne-thirtleth of one month's compensation for each day of the month, for which in ordinary years he receives three-thirtieths.and in leap year two-thirtieths. For ab sence without pay in February he loses one-thirtieth of ona month's compensation for each day's absence; only one-thirtieth is deducted for the last day of the month." Many postal employes are dissatisfied with this scheme of payment. ueneral Gtora Rcbbeo. Springfield, Oct. 13. The safe in the general store of Campbell & Price at Plattsburg. this county, was blown to pieces and about $235 secured, besides valuable papers. The store is also the postoffice for the village and part of the money belonged to the postoffice department. Roct to Help Hughes. New York, Oct. 13. Secretary of State Root will make at least three speeches in the New York state cam paign. He will speak in Carnegie hall in this city Oct. 22, at the Grand Cen tral palace Oct. 27 and in Utica Nov. 1 at a meeting there to be addressed by Mr. Hugh- MOTHS amount of lumber used in the con struction of the average house in Richmond is about 8,000 feet, the city would have enough lumber to build 527 houses. And as the average house generally contains five inmates the 527 houses which the city could build would easily hold 2,635 people. The rental of these houses would amount at the rate of twenty dollars per month for each, to $10,540 monthly for the total, and to $126,4S0 per year. A tidy little sum and one which would help out greatly with the city's ex pense account. If all the trees in Richmond could be united in one tree it would produce the greatest tree in the world. This giant tree would be every bit of 2,000 feet in height, and its diameter at the base would be in the neighborhood of 150 feet. Its lower branches would have a spread of over 800 feet from tip to tip and would provide enough shade to cover four city blocks. The leaves to be in proportion to the size of the tree would have to be as large as a bed spread. After a heavy rain fall the drops of water which would fiind lodgement on these gigantic leaves, would resemble buckets of wa ter as they tumbled down on the head of the unwary passerby. Fortunately, however, it is extreme ly doubtful if the city fathers would ever consent to the destruction of our shade trees. But if they should do so they would have only one thing to do, and that would be to build the twelve foot fence around Richmond to keep its citizens from leaving their shadeless city. APPLES LEAD THE FRUITS INDIANA'S BIG RECORD. All Over the Fruit Belt the Word Is Sent Out That the Crop Is the Greatest That Has Ever Been Pro duced. That the shade of tne old appie tree is more than a song to. Indiana farmers is shown by the 1906 apple statistics lieing tabulated by Wtate Statistician Joseph H. Stubbs. At present fifteen' of the ninety-two coun ties in the State have been tabulated and the crop so far bears all fndica tions of being a record-breaker. Some of the counties in which th3, largest crops of apples are generally found have not sent in statistics for the compilation yet and it is expected that these counties will show greater crops than their history tells of. Of the counties from which statis tics have been received Clay leads with a totaf of 135,200 bushels to the township. Owen County is next with 111,000 bushels. Third In order is Bartholomew County with 109,000 bushels. Other counties in which the crops are large . are Johnson, 53,0000; Jennings, 54,000; Brown, 67,000; Pike 54,500. In nearly all of these coun ties the crop this year has been much larger than that of 1905. In Wells County the increase was from 10,000 bushels to 31,000. In Clay County It was from 26,950 to 135,200. HEAVY RUN On the Montreal Branch of the On tario Bank. Montreal, Oct. 13. A heavy run on the Montreal branch of the Ontario bank developed as a result of the pub ucation or tne ract tnac tne bank was alleged to be in difficulties and that arrangements had been made by the Bank of Montreal to take over its bus Iness. Depositors, however, were paid in full and R. X. King, local manager, said when asked for a statement on the situation: "Wo opened as usual, and, as usual, we are doing a big bus Iness. I have no Instructions from Toronto other than to continue busi ness as usual, and we shall pay our depositors whatever they demand until they are perfectly satisfied." Fatal Mistake. Akron, O., Oct. 13. Mistaking strycnnlne tablets, which he found in his mother's desk, for candy, Herman Syenik, aged 4, ate a box full. He was taken with convulsions and died. Burst a Blood Vessel. Lancaster, O., Oct 13. William Cruise, aged 60 years, burst a blood vessel in coughing and died. TO THE POINT Every pottery in the East Liver pool (O.) district is idle, the result cf natural gas shortage. At Atlanta, Ga., the grand jury re turned indictments against 22 white men and 60 negroes, charging them with rioting. William R. Hearst formally accepted the Democratic nomination for gover nor of New York state in a letter ad dressed to W. J. Conners, chalrma: of the Democratic state committee. George Williams, the negro who shot and killed Edward J. Petticord. an In dianapolis policeman, was found guilty of murder in the first degree, with death by hanging as the punishment. Paul O. Stensland, former president of the Milwaukee Avenue state bank, undergoing sentence in the peniten tiary at JoIit, III., was adjudged a bankrupt in the United States district court- INCOME TAX IS HOW PROPOSED. Expected That Congress Will Be Called Uoon , at Early Day to Enact Law Which Will Fix Federal Rake-off. Publishers Press J Washington, October 13. If straws show which way the wind blows, it seems more than likely that the next or some near succeeding session of Congress will have presented for Its consideration the question of the im position Of an income tax, or some sort of a government rake-off on pri vate fortunes. Everything that the President has said in recent public addresses lends color to the growing beliefs that he will embody such a suggestion In one of his messages to Congress before his term expires. Of course, before Congress could or would formulate a bill to provide such a tax, the matter would have to be passed on by the Supreme Court. Business College Items. Bert Shirmeyer has accepted a po sition in the Pennsylvania offices. Minnie Eikenberry has been work ing, as bookkeeper and stenographer, at the Hoosier store, or the past week Maude Christopher has been doing typewriting work for the Palladium. Edward Weiman has now finished the Commercial department and has taken up the work in the shorthand department. Miss Mamie Wood, of northern Kan sas will enter the shorthand depart ment Monday. Mr. George Mills and wife, of Win chester made a pleasant call at the college this week. Mr. Mills was a student last year and has recently secured a one-fourth interest in a general store at Winchester. We wish him and his wife success. Mr. J. Li. Van Buskirk, of Muacie ALLADIUM'S VOTING CONTEST HOW THE The Total Vote, as Compiled Tuesday, Oct. 9, the end of the tenth week. Triumph Lodge, K. of P .127,182 Richmond Grove of Druids .. . . 104,204 Eden Lodge, D. of R (I. 0. 0. F.) ....... 48,793 Hokendauqua Tribe Red Men ... 16,392 Modern Woodmen - -. 14,993 Sol Meredith Post, G. A. R. J. 30 G. 0. P .......... .. ..... 29 Ancient Order Hibernians 10 Richmond Lodge of Masons ........ 10 Richmond Country Club 7 Eagles ...... 4 CONDITIONS OF CONTEST FIRST PRIZE To the secret or fraternal organization In Richmond or in any town In Wayne County, which shall receive the largest number of votes during the period of this contest, a STARR PIANO with ME CHANICAL PLAYER ATTACHMENT, built .within the piano, will be given absolutely free. The cost of this instrument Is $850. SECOND PRIZE To the secret or fiaternal organization In Richmond or In any town in Wayne County which shall receive the second largest number of votes, a beautiful lodge altar with elegantly leather bound Bib', valued at $75, will be given absolutely free. THIRD PRIZE To the member of any men's secret or fraternal organi zation in Richmond or Wayne County who shall procure the greatest number of votes for his lodge, a solitaire diamond ring, costing $75 will be given absolutely froe. FOURTH PRIZE To the lady who Is a member of any woman's secret or fraternal organization In Richmond or Wayne County who shall pro cure the largest number of votes for her lodge, a solitaire diamond ring will be given absolutely free. . HOW VOTING WILL BE CONDUCTED. The contest Is free for all. Everybody can vote without the expendi ture of a single penny. Eash day a coupon will appear In the Palladium on page 4. Fill in the coupon today as a starter, with the name of the secret or fraternal organization and its location. Mail or bring the coupon to the Palladium office. North Ninth and A streets and the vote will be counted as directed The expiration date of each coupon will appear on the face each day.. For Instance the coupon ap pearing today will not be good after October 16. Bear lhis in mind. Paid in advance subscriptions to the Palladium will entitle such sub scribers to special voting privileges In order to assist the lodge of hl choice and this will be the method employed: Certificates will be issued with receipts for subscriptions paid In ad vance. THE PAYMENT OF CI WILL BRING THE PALLADIUM TO YOUR DOOR BY CARRIER SEVEN DAYS IN THE WEEK FOR FIFTEEN WEEKS AND WILL ENTITLE YOU TO 600 VOTES FOR THE LODGE OF YOUR CHOICE. THE PAYMENT OF $1.80 WILL BRING YOU THE PALLADIUM EV ERY DAY IN THE WEEK FOR ONE HALF YEAR, SIX MONTHS, AND WILL ENTITLE YOU TO 1.200 VOTES FOR THE LODGE OF YOUR CHOICE. THE PAYMENT OF $3.50 WILL BRING YOU THE PALLADIUM EV ERY DAY IN THE WEEK FOR A SOLID YEAR AND WILL ENTITLE YOU TO 2.500 VOTES FOR THE LODGE OF YOUR CHOICE. ALL ORGANIZATIONS ELIGIBLE. Every loage organization of any description, In Richmond or Wayn County is eligible. Masons, Odd Fellows, Elks, Knights of Pythian Knights of Columbus, Red Men, Knights and Ladies of Honor, the Druids the Eagles, Ladies of the Macabees, Rathbone Sisters, Daughters of Re bekah. Daughters cf Pochahontas. Modern Woodmen, Sons of Veterans Grand Army, the W. R. C, the Ladies of the G. A. R., Ancient Order of HI bernians, Ladies' Auxiliary of Hibernians, Catholic Knights of America, St Joseph's Benevolent Society, Travelers Protective Association, Women'l Catholic Order of Foresters, and In fact any and all other societies Clip the Ballots. -Clip the ballot below, fill it In properly and send or brine 't to the Pal ladium not later than October 16th. The contest will run until Nov. 15th. This Ballot NOT GOOD AFTER OCT. 16th PALLADIUM VOTING CONTEST ONE VOTE For the Most Popular Lodge In Richmond or Wayne County, this Lai lot Is cast for (Ua. this line write plainly came of OF. (On this line write location of lodge)' Carrier feors are not permitted to receive ballot from their patrons. Fill in the ballot, mall, or bring it to the Palladium office before the expiration of above date, otherwise it cannot be considered. A new ballot will appear in the Pal lad lam dally. However, with a possible two of the, five necessary votes assured there being the likelihood that he will have the opportunity to fill that number of vacancies with men supposedly ac quiescing in his views it would not seem a hard matter for the President to obtain a favorable decision from the highest tribunal in the land. Tho last decision of the court on the con stitutionality of the income tax. the vote was 5 to 4 against it. and the wave of disappointment which seem ed to sweep the country Is pointed-tr by those who believe that the Presi dent will raise the point again in tho near future as an indication that he will have the support of public opin ion in his effort to incorporate on tho nation's statute books his theories in this new field of economics. special representative of the Indiana Business College, is in the city mak ing enrollments for the opening of the Winter term. Oct. 29. to Nov. 5, at which time the night school will Tfe open. The college Basket Ball team r celved an Invitation to play a match game with the Easterns of Indianapo lis. The boys are taking the matter under advisement. Good Record Made- There were thirty-two pupils in the, four public schools In Abington town ship who were neither absent nor tar dy during the first month of school, ending October 5. All of these pu pila had a deportment percentage oi 9S or more, and all of them etood. well in their studies. Of the thirty, two children on the honor roll of the township, twenty-two were girl VOTE STANDS. COUPON lodge you rote ton