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ABIIJM H VOL. XXXI. NO. 259. Richmond, Indiana, Tuesday Morning, October 16, 1906. Single Copies, One Cent. HP PA BUSINESS SECTION TO BE CLEARED OF UNSIGHTLY WIRES THE WEATHER PROPHET. OHIO AND INDIANA Fair Tuesday and Wednesday; variable winds becoming south. ASK COUNCIL TO HELP MOVEMENT I. !lew Ordinance Introduced In- - to Council Requires all Companies to Remove Ov-j erhead Wires in a Year. ALL MUST BE PLACED IN UNDERGROUND CONDUITS Circulation Yesterday 3118. On Saturday 3061. Influence or Kicnmona isi Wanted to Aid in Getting Postal Savings Bank. COUNCIL TO INVESTIGATE Street Car Companies Must Replace Wooden Poles for Their Trolley Wires With Iron Ones Fines Attached The anticipated ordinance, requir ing the-placing of wires underground on the business section of Main street which was advised by City Attorney . Study the first part of last month, when he handed an opinion to the Board of Works that a former ordi nance passed by council requiring the placing of wires underground, when the interested companies re built or Imuroved their systems to be ineffective, was presented in coun cil last evening. There is no chance for the interested companies to dodge the issue under the ordinance intro duced last night, as it reads that all telephone, telegraph, electric light. heat and power companies as well as all street car and interurban com panies or persons and firms concern ed, must place all their high tension and low tension wires now on Main street from Second street to Four teenth street, in underground con duits and to take down all wooden poles in that territory within one year's time. All wires must be laid in conduits in Main street or in the first alley north or south of Maain street. The ordinance reads that all ducts shall be made of standard vet rifled tile generally used in this work and that they shall be approved by the City Engineer. Conduits must be laid at a depth of 2 feet, 6 inches un der the surface of the street or al leys. ' One Duct for City's Use The circulation of the Palla dium is still increasing by leaps and bounds. Saturday morning the circulation was 3,061. Sat urday's canvassing as shown in the increase for yesterday boosted the total circulation to 3,118, another highest mark for the Palladium. Watch our pre diction as told in the daily cir culation report in this column come true in regard to the Pal ladium having the largest cir culation of any daily paper pub lished in Richmond on the first of April, 1907, just one year from the day the rejuvenated Palladium made its first bow to the public's appreciation. LEADING FLIRT . i WAS DISMISSED COMMITTEE IS APPOINTED TO LOOK INTO RESOLUTION WHICH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION WANTS PASSED. Manager of "Piff Paff Pouf" Company Reads Riot Act. to Chorus Beauties. ONE PRETTY HEAD FALLS LITTLE LA VINA RICE OUT AS THE WORST THE COQUETTES AND AN EXAMPLE OF. PICKED I OF ALL IS MADE At the coming session or Congress an effort will be made to have an act providing for the establishment of postal savings banks, and the coun cils of every municipality of import ance in the country are being asked to sanction this movement. Julius Goldzier of Chicago, chairman of the National Postal Savings Bank Asso ciation, is taking active interest . in the movement and the following com munication from him, and with it a resolution for the approval and adop tion by the Richmond City Council was presented to council last even ing: Chicago, Sept. 11, 1906. Dear Sir: In pursuance of the object of this committee that of agitating the es tablishment of Postal Savings Banks, we deem it important to have an ex pression from your honorable body. Will you please introduce this res olution and when the same is passed send us a copy. Yours very truly, Julius goldziee. i Chairman Resolution Whereas, Repeated failures of saving banks involving the small savings of wage earners and others, have demonstrated the necessity of a system by which such savings can be made absolutely secure, and Whereas, This question has been solved in other countries by the in stitution of postal savings banks which have proven to be effective in encouraging thrift and economy among the people, therefore be it tablishment of postal saving banks in UUmrnillcG the United States and urge upon Congress the speedy enactment of the necessary laws for that purpose. Mayor Schillinger referred the res HAS SCHILLINGER USED A BIG STICK Ull CITY COUNCIL? After Secret Session Council- men Decide to Postpone Passing Appropriation Bill Over His Veto. MEASURE INCLUDES $6,000 FOR THE CITY HOSPITAL A FALL MEDLEY. HID COUNCIL TO F IT IS AT" WHERE As the audience which filled the It is required that each company Gennett last night filed but of the en- 0iution to a committee comoosed of shall put. in one duct for the fire trance homeward bound after an Messrs. Von Pein, Leftwick and Wil- aiarm ana public teiepnone services evening spent in enjoying tne mirm- jams of the city if it is so directed. Un- ful comedy, "Piff, Paff, Pouf," a littlei der section 5 it is required that all tragedy was going on behind the companies using high tension wires scenes. It seems that the Richmond fchall within a year's time replace audience was too seductive for some to Meet With Traction Line Officials and Settle Controversey. TROUBLE OVER FRANCHISE wooden poles with iron poles or an chor or place the wires in under ground conduits. It is required that before any excavations are made for the placing of conduits the compan ies shall notify the City Engineer in writing. These companies must move their poles or construct improve their conduits without mak- of the girls who composed the cho rus and they engaged in a little harnf- less flirtation from the stage, at least that is what the manager claim ed last night as he read the riot act to his chorus behind the scenes after re- the close of the play. After roundly GREAT NIGHT OF SPEECH MAKING CITY FATHERS INTEND TO FIND OUT IF ATTORNEY ""STUDY'S STATEMENT ABOUT I. & E. AND D. & W. ARE TRUE. V Council last evening decided to cy I ronrfmanrtitio' hire how rf fair nnoc V. 1 V -F. , . V- . - UM. .1.. VA&V - . . I . ...... . . . luuuuui iiu ism- w it i ttiubiii i ail uuiino unu ing the city liable to damages. It is provided that for the first offense for violating this ordinance a fine of $25 shall be imposed and for each and every day that the offense is contin ued it -shall be deemed and held a separate offense. This ordinance was given its first reading last evening and it is proba ble that when it comes up for its third reading it will be passed by for their unbecoming gled out Miss Lavina Rice as the most flagrant offender, and after re buking her discharged her from the company on the spot. Later on' a representative of the Palladium called on Miss Rice at the Westcott to get her side of the story; Miss Rice is a mere slip of a girl and when the Palladium reporter stated his mission she burst into a storm of tears which shook her frail little John L. Griffiths Come Here October 31. OUT 0FT0WN DELEGATIONS council without opposition as public body, and between her sobs told of sentiment is entirely In favor of plac-1 her trouble. ing the unsightly and dangerous wires on the business district of Main street underground. The ordi nance goes into effect on passage. FIREMEN GIVEN THANKS PRAISE FOR VETERANS membered by City Council for Their Long and Faithful Service in Fire Department. Last evening at council meeting a resolution, signed by every council man in behalf of himself and con stituents, praising David Miller and "Walter Paulus for the efficient . ser vice rendered the city in their capac- ities as members of the Richmond fire department, was passed. Mr. - Miller and Mr. Paulus recently left the service. The resolution reads as follows: Whereas. David Miller and Walter Paulus have been in the service of the City of Richmond for a great number of years, and have given most faith ful and efficient service, and where as they have recently severed their . relations with such department, there fore as a testimonial to their long and efficient service as firemen In the saving of life and protection of prop erty in our city the undersigned coun cilmen of tie respective wards In the City of Richmond In accordance with the wish of our respective con stituents wish to publicly express our appreciation and high regard for the faithful and efficient services render ed by David Miller and Walter Pau lus, two of the oldest and most effi cient members of the fire department. And we request that this testimonial and public appreciation for faithful service be made a minute on the rec- Richmond, ind.. October 13, 1906. - Claims Injustice Was Done. "Yes," said Miss Rice, "it is true the manager discharged me tonight at the conclusion of the perform ance because he claimed I flirted with someone in the audience during the play. But he has done me a great in justice for I wasn't - flirting. You peo ple who sit in the audiences at s, show have no idea the trials we cho rus girls have to go through. To you, we are all sunshine and laughter. but mhs? congul mat is part or tne jod we are paid lor We have to be smiling all the tima we are on the stage no matter how our hearts may be aching. And to night just because we entered into the . spirit of" the reception the audi ence gave us, and danced a little har der, tried to sing a little oetter and make the play a little funnier for everyone of us appreciate the . ap plause of an interested audience the manager accuses us of flirting and singles me out especially for the of fense." 'And what do you intend to do now. Miss Rice," asked the Palladium reporter. Chorus Girls Help Her. "Why," and Miss Rice smiled tnrougn ner tears and pointed to a group of chorus girls who were stand ing nearby excitedly discusing the evening's occurrence, "I guess if it hadn't been for my friends there I would have been stranded here. You know we of the chorus don't get princely salaries and most of what we do get goes for expenses, so I was pretty nearly "broke." But my friends have raised enough for me to get to my home in Detroit, Michi gan, where my mother and father live and when I get with them I gue'ss I wont have to worry much more." And Miss Rice looked dreamingly away. "Will you give up the stage now?" Miss Rice was next asked. "Well, I should, think not," she re plied with spirit. "I'm not going to let a little thing like this spoil by chan ces of making a career for myself someday. I'll be able to get another engagement soon after I get home and 3'ou will see me -right back in the i harness again." LOYAL REPUBLICANS FROM ALL OVER. THE COUNTY WILL JOIN IN THE MEETING WHICH WILL BE GLORIOUS ONE. Xo doubt one of the greatest poli tical demonstrations Richmond and Wayne County Republicans will have this campaign will be that of October 31 when both Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks and John L. Grif- general at Liverpool, England, will visit the city and make addresses. Richmond will be includ ed in the Vice President's official tour of the State on a special train and announcement that he will speak here will come as a welcome sur prise to the Republicans, as it was not known until yesterday. Messrs Fairbanks and Griffiths will come to Richmond from Muncie. Excursions will be run to Richmond from vari ous points. ' There are hundreds of admirers of the able and eloquent John L. Grif fiths in Richmond and they will take great pleasure in giving him a cor dial welcome to the city. Coming fresh from his experiences abroad, he will no doubt be a more pleasing and effective speaker than he has ever been. Reports from abroad show that Mr. Griffiths is immensely pop ular at Liverpool and has received signal honors through invitations to deliver addresses and otherwise. Republicans at Cambridge City were hopeful of getting Mr. Fair banks to speak at that place but ow ing to the fact that suitable train con necions could not be made, it was1 not possible to make the arrange ment. For this reason Cambridge City and Western Wayne generally will send a large, delegation to the Richmond meeting. Mrs. Emma Foster, wife of Harry Foster a notorioous horse thief who operated in this section and who is now in State prison, is making an effort to secure a divorce. . , - controvers', which has arisen during the past week, City Attorney T. J. Study having given his opinion to the Board of Public Works that the Indianapolis, Columbus & iEastern and the Dayton & W7esteru are using the' streets of Richmond without franchises. Many complaints have been made by citizens over the ser vice rendered by these two traction companies, especially Dy tne uayton & Western and council has decided that the time has arrived to have the whole matter thoroughly sifted so that the true facts in the case can be learned. On Motion of Deuker. Councilman Deuker last evening moved that the Board of Public Works make arrangements for the proper traction officials to meet with the Board, City Attorney Study and three members of the city council to ascertain and have art understanding in regard to .the rights and privileges the said companies have in the city. The motion was carried without de bate and Mayor Schillinger appoint ed Messrs. Deuker, Brown and Mc Mahan as the three , members of coun cil to act with the Board and the City Attorney. FARMERS CHASE A BICYCLE RIDER Ride at Furious Pace in Effort to Overtake Fellow Who Insulted School Girl. WERE ENRAGED AND ARMED FOLLOW THE BICYCLIST TO THIS i CITY WHERE HE LOSES THEM POLICE ARE CALLED ON TO HELP THEM REPORTS ARE CONFLICTING Stories About the Financial Dealings ' of Daniel Reid Do Not Exactly Agree. There are many conflicting reports emanating from Indianapolis these days about Daniel G. Reid, the Richmond-New York financier as to what he has or has not done. The most re cent was to the effect that he had purchased controlling interest in the Union Trust Company of Indianapo lis. Yesterday John H. Holliday, president of the Trust company de nied this report, saying that Reid is an original stockholder in the com pany, and still owns stock, but that he has not a controlling interest. Officers Were Elected. At the county Christian Endeavor rally held at the South Eighth Street Friends' church, the following offi cers were elected: Miss Lulu Moor man. president; Arthur Jones, vice president; Arthur Fetta, secretary and treasurer - ' Because a bicycle rider insulted his sister-in-law, Balsa Pinnick, a ten year old school girl, Gaar Jackson yes terday afternoon with a neighbor far mer chased the unknown man from near Centerville to this city. The two farmers were on horse back but they could not overtake the bicycle rider. They were armed and had he been found he would have received rough treatment. The local police are now looking for the man, who is thought to live here or being in hiding in this city. The little girl attended school at the Culberson district school about four miles west of her. She was bur rying home when the bicycle rider rode up to her and although he harm ed her in no manner, whatsoever committed an act which was highly indecent. On reaching home she told her sister, Mrs. Jackson, who in turn told her husband. He was very in dignant and jumping on a horse, with out saddle, .and securing a revolver he set out after the bicycle rider. He was joined by a neighbor and they rode at a furious pace but could not overtake the fellow. While on the country road they could see him but when he reached West Fifth street - he lost his pur suers. When Mr. Jackson and his partner reached police headquarters to s.icit the help of the officers, their horses were panting violently and one of the riders had lost his hat. The police have not been able to locate the bicycle rider, who was described as being tall and a blonde. FELL FORTY FEET AIID STILL LIVES Matter of a Bond Issue of $28,000 to Improve Munici pal Light Plant is to be Reconsidered. Before the regular session of tha city council last evening the council men, members of the Board of Public Works, Mayor Schillinger and City Attorney T. J. Study met in secret session in the city clerk's office. The result ?f this ' pow wow, or what the subject under debate was remains a dark secret but it Is known that after council convened in regular session. Councilman Deuker moved that tho ordinance passed at the last session of council for a $2S,000 bond issue to defray the expenses of the improve ment of the Municipal Lighting and Power plant bo reconsidered. This motion was carried as was a motion made by Councilman Leftwiok to have the ordinance laid on the table. A Vote Two Weeks Hence. What is thought to be another re sult of this secret session was the passage of a motion to have final ac tion on the appropriation ordinance for the expenses of the city for tho ensuing year postponed until the next council meeting, two weeks hence. At John. Rolling, a Tinner at Lynn the last council meeting in Septem- Has a Remarkable Escape From Death. HE ALIGHTED ON CEMENT WALL AGAINST WHICH HE WAS ber this ordinance was returned to council with the Mayor's veto attach ed. At that time it was decided to postpone action on the ordinance un- til the council meeting last night. It was thought that the ordinance would be passed over Mayor Schillinger's veto and the decision of council to dodge the issue for two weeks mor LEANING GAVE WAY, LETTING came in the nature of a surprise. No HIM TO THE GROUND NO explanations were onrerea ior lao r-tn,A Tf rll1 Ha-. PAmamhororl that BONES WERE BROKEN. " " . 1 Mayor Schillinger vetoed the ordin ance because it contained an appro- Lynn, Ind., Oct. 15, Spl.) John priatipn of $6,000. for the city s share Rolling aged 60 years a tinner, while in the support of the Reid Memorial Mospuai. 3iayor Bcnminger iieiu Estate to the Widow. Catherine A. Townsend, widow of the late Jesse Townsend, inherits the entire estate according to the terms of the will, probated on Monday. Jo seph and Thomas R. Jessup were wit nesses to the will, which was drawn on December 6, 1S99. . at work putting letters on the K. of P. Temple now building in this city fell forty feet, alighting on a cement sidewalk this P. M. and still lives. The attending physician Dr. Henshaw says that the injured man suffered no broken bones and that he . will sur vive. The accident is one of tho most re markable ones in the history of build ... . . ing in this section. Mr. Rolling was standing on a scaffolding In front of the building, while engaged in putting the letters of tin on the front of the structure. He leaned against the cor nice which was but partially complet ed. It gave way letting Mr. Rolling to the ground, and carrying with him about five thousand brick. that this appropriation was illegal. REPORT OF LIGHT PLANT MADE BY CITY CONTROLLER Total Receipts for the Past Month Have Been Nearly $5,000 the Plant Still Owes the City Nearly Fifty Thousand Dollars. The following is the report of tho Many of Municipal Electric Light and Power the brick hit him. When the work men reached the unfortunate man he was in a sitting posture and his face was a mass of small wounds filled with mortar and brick dust. The brick which fell around him were smashed to pieces, while the man nev er, lost ' consciousness. He was given medical attention at once and it appears that his injuries consist only of bruises caused by the fall, and cuts from the sharp bricks. Mr. Rolling had been warned, against putting up his letters today. Con tractor Perry Williams ofRichmond, who has charge of constructing the buildiDg told Mr. Rolling that it would not be ,safe for him to lean against the cornice. Mr. Koiungs son - was formerly a member of the firm of Johnson and Rolling in Richmond. plant up to October 15: Richmond, Ind., Oct. 13, 1906. To the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Richmond: I submit below a statement of the account of the municipal electric light and power plant with the city as shown by the books in the City Controller's office this 5th day of October, 1906: Amount due the city at date of my last report, Sept. 17, 1906 ..J44.230.5I Expenditures Since Then. CHARGED WITH BIGAMY To Have a New Home. ' A new building will shortly be put up for the use of the Monarch laun dry, at North Eighth and C streets, by G. R. Mitchell, who purchased the property at that location of the Ryan heirs. The price was $2,455. E. M. Allen, a Richmond boy, has been made general manager of the Western Silica Brick plant at Joiiet, 111.' Mr. Allen is a son of Mrs. J. H. Gilchrist and a brother of Mrs. How ard Jones. For pay roll For Coal For Oil ...... For Meters For Repairs Extensions Improvements .. For sundry equipment ..... For rent For Sundy Exjenses For Interest and Commis sion on bonds Total 844.90 864.73 48.1 3 44.10 S6.74 2,030.00 87,23 33.00 253.16 8 SI. 00 3.145.11 Charles A. Butler, Formerly of This City, is Said to Have Three Wives in Pittsburg. From Pittsburg comes the story of a bigamy charge against Charles A. Butler, at one time in the employ of the Pennsylvania detective depart ment in this city. It is claimed that Butler has accumulated three wives and as if this were not punishment enough, it is proposed to prosecute him for his offense against the law. Grand total .$49,393.62 Receipts. From City contract .......$ 1,970.94 From other patrons 2,809.62 Total $ 4,780.56 Balance due the city . ... .$44,615.06 .Respectfully yours, WEBSTER PARRY, City Controller. Hearst Invading Indiana. According to telegraphic advices. Carriers at the Richmond post of- William Randolph Hearst is about to fice have registered some complaint invade Indiana through his represen- in reference to the changes made in j tatives, chief of whom is Richard M. their routes by the addition of a cai jleherwood. of Delphi. It is said that rier, but it appears that all concern- ! headquarters will be opened at India- ed will soon adjust themselves ' to. I napolis and a general boom plan in the new conditions. inaugurated.