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The Richmond Palladium. Wednesday, -December 5, 1906.
THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM PRESIDENT OtIITEWrLLiNGJFAMDUS LIQUOR THE WORLD'S GREATEST CREDIT CLOTHIERS Entered at Richmond Postoff:c as Second Class Matter LOBBYIST DEAD ALSO WANTS INFORMATION Roosevelt Tells His Callers that He Is Anxious to Have Foraker Resolution Concerning Brownsville Affair Adooted. WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 5, 1906 03 DO Joe Miller Passed Away in Hospital at Cincinnati Clasping Wife's Hand. RICHMOND, IND. NUMBER 30 1. Page Four. Begging tlie Qtxe&tiotx The Item continues to beg the question of a circulation show-down Try hedging behind its old fence, the Sun-Telegram. In its last evening's is sue the Item again repeats its proposition that a committee of Richmond merchants shall investigate its circulation, and states that such an inves tigation would take only thirty minutes. According to the Item a cir culation investigation consists simply of having the number of papers tak en out us paid for, balance with the amount shown on the cash book. In reality a circulation Investigation, to bo complete and accurate, must go much further. The number of papers taken out by the carrier boys must he checked up with the number of subscribers on their routes. Have the merchants" time enough to do this? Have they the time to spare to also Investigate the circulation of tho local papers in the same painstaking fashion in all the country towns. The Palladium is perfectly willing .to have a committee of merchants investigate its books to show what its paid circulation is, at any time they may wish to. But in doing this they will find that our circulation returns tally with our sworn paid circulation. If the merchants wish to be absolutely sure of the circulation of any paper, irrcspe -vivo of its sworn circulation statements, J.hey could not do better than to put the investigation into the hands of an experienced and trust worthy circulation auditor furnished by a responsible concern. We sug gested that such a man be obtained from Print f s Ink, a New York publi cation, for newspapers and advertisers, which conducts such investiga tions. We'agreed to pay the cost of an investigation by this concern of the Palladium. The Item, however late last night, claimed that we had made this proposition because we intended to bribe the investigator to up hold our figures. The Item in making this assertion, forgets that all newspaper managers do not necessarily have such a low sense of honor, as its manager has. In other words, as a famous King of England said, 'Evil to him who evil thinks.' However, if the merchants of this city should feel that a man fur nished by Printers' Ink would not be satisfactory we will suggest another concernand one which we feel sure the Item will not criticise. We have reference to an association maintained by the proprietory medicine manu facturers of the United States. , This association will furnish a circula tion auditor who conducts the investigation at the expense of the newspa per. This association, furthermore, is composed of firms whose total ad vertising bills annually run into the millions, and in pursuing a circulation investigation it acts in the interests of its members, who like to know whether they are paying for actual or fancied circulation. We would like to know whether the Item tomorrow night will dare question the integ rity of this association. In trying to get out of having a careful Investigation of its circula tion, the Item refuses to go In for such "a thing unless both the Sun-Telegram and the Palladium also go in, and declares that the Palladium owns the Sim-Telegram and can compel itto also undergo such an investigation. The Item knows very well that if the Sun-Telegram were controlled by the Palladium it would be compelled to submit to an investigation. Several months ago the Palladium and Item agreed to a circulation investigation providing the Sun-Telegram were included. The Sun-Telegram, accord ing to its custom, refused and the Item could not bib persuaded to go on with the Investigation of itself and the Palladium." It was afraid then and it is afraid now. If it isn't afraid it will be agreeable to an investi gation of its circulation by the asscciation representing the proprietary medicine manufacturers of this country. It won't keep dodging behind its old fence, the Sun-Telegram. The Item in trying to prove that the Palladium is keeping the Sun-Telegram from an investigation by virtue of ownership. In support of this contention the Item claims that Mr. Gold ing, circulation ruanagerof the Palladium, and Mr. Reller, city editor, are authority for it. Yet both these men deny absolutely the statement of the Item and brand it a lie. The Item goes on further to state that Payne & Young, our foreign advertising solicitors, in representing not only the Palladium, but also the Sun-Telegram, are soliciting business on a guarantee of thet.combined circulation of both papers at 8 cents per inch. The Item says it has documentary evidence that such a contract has been made, but we have one hundred dollars which will be donated to the Y. M. C. A. if the Item can produce proof of 'this. Really, the managing editor of the Item is rather hard up to be caught in so apparent a lie as this. The fact that Payne & Young represent the Palladium and Sun-Telegram doesn't mean that th interests of the two' papers are identical. The Palladium is in the morning field and the Sun-Telegram occupies the even ing field, neither conflicting with the other. - If tho Item dares show its. circulation it will be willing to undergo a rigid examination by the association we have named above. But whether or not tho Item consents, tho Palladium will provide for such an investiga tion of its circulation by that concern or any other concern acceptable to Richmond's merchants, and at its own expense- But we are willing to wager tho Item will again "hedge." ; 1 Publishers' Prfcss. 3 WashiL President Roosevelt made it apparent to sena torial callers that he is anxious for speedy action on the resolution call ing for information regarding the dis charge of negro soldiers cf the Twenty-fifth infantry for participating in the riot at Brownsville, Tex. As soon as a resolution is adopted, he told them, he will send the communication to the senate. He further stated that the Foraker resolution will be accept able to hini. President Roosevelt's message to congress occupied the attention of the senate as soon as the opening prelim inaries were concluded, which includ ed messages from the house citing the deaths of several members. The read ing of the message in both house and senate was given strict attention. Failed to Appear For Trial. Chicago, Dec. 4. N. C. Collins was arrested here on a federal indictment returned two years ago in New Or leans in which Collins, with others, was charged with defrauding a num ber of persons through a pool room scheme, operating under the name of the Co-operative Turf association. When the indictment was returned Collins was arrested, but was released on a bond of $25,000. The trial was postponed from time to time and was finally set for last Saturday. Collins expressed his willingness to return to New Orleans. JUST BACK FROM EUROPE HE HAD GONE TO FOREIGN COUN TRY IN HOPE OF BENEFITTING HIS HEALTH LEAVES COM FORTABLE ESTATE. OA 'S MO iL MAY BE FOR GOOD Said tnat Frisco's Police Chief Is Doomed for Complete Decapitation. HIS PROBABLE SUCCESSOR TO ARMY OFFICERS ARE BEING CONSIDERED AND A DETECTIVE IN THE EMPLOY OF WELLS FAR GO COMPANY Publishers' Prcss.J Cinclu. a ., Joseph A. Miller, 45, secretary of the Ohio State Brewers' association and secretary of the Cincinnati brewers' board of trade, died at a hospital of heart fail ure. Miller died with his hand clasp- Ing that of his wife. Joe Miller was one of the best known figures in the "forces of the liquor interests in Ohio. He was at the head of ail legislative movements in the interests of the brewers and was chief lobbyist against the $1,009 Aikin tax and lecal option laws. He was secretary of the brewers' board of trade since its formation 10 years ago, a"hd was elected secretary of the state body a few years ago. Miller was bora in Kentucky. His first business venture was the publish ing of the Ohio State Record at Co lumbus, which he continued several years. About five months ago Miller, with his wife, went abroad and took the cure at Marienbad, Austria, for rheu matism, with which he suffered acute ly. Twice he was falsely reported dead. He arrived in Cincinnati less than a month ago and was taken to the hospital at which he died. Miller developed pneumonia and in his weak ened condition could not withstand the ravages of the disease which at tacked the heart. Hi3 body will be taken to Columbus for burial Friday. It is estimated that his - estate, which will go to his widow, who alone survives him, will amount to $100,000. Mrs. Miller formerly was a Miss Laura Hughes of Columbus. They were married 12 years ago. CUBANS ARE DISPLEASED NEITHER PARTY IS SUITED Publishers Press. J San Francisco, Dec. 4. It is rumor ed that the chief of police, Jeremiah Dinan, is slated for removal from office by th board of police commis sioners, and it is not unlikely that the action of the commission will amount Wheeling Raised $100,000 For Y.M. C. A. x In Spite of the Many Pessimists There Wheeling, W. Va., completed the raising of $100,000 for a new Young Men's Christian building tho last week in November. As usual there were hundreds who said, "It cannot be done in conservative Wheeling" but it was done, and finished in a great deal of excitement, everybody wanting to get in when it began to bo a sure thing. These canvasses us ually show up the fellows who have tho staying qualities together with the loyalty to their city. This movement is going to become more popu lar in Richmond every day as it has In other towns where efforts of this kind have been before tho people. Subscriptions up to date in Richmond, $13,301.00. THE PLEDGE WHICH YOU SHOULD SIGN t i ' Richmond Ind., Whereas: Owing to the recognized need of a YOUNG MEN'S Ci:iSTIAN ASSOCIATION in Richmond, Ind., it is the purpose of the Citizens Committee and others interest ed, to raise $100,000.00 for the building and equipping of the same: Therefore; in consideration of the pledge of others, I hereby agree to pay to the order of the Treasurer of the YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSO CIATION of Richmond, Ind., $ at National Bank of Richmond, Ind., for the erection and equipment of a building for said Association. I promise to pay one-fifth when $60,000 is subscribed; one fifth in two months, one-fifth in four months, ona-fifth in six months, one fifth in eight months thereafter. , V Name.. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Address.. .. ... ... ............... roues CHtav dtsajx or bajx xtcaxcxsckx to absolute and permanent removal from office, with the speedy appoint ment of a new chief at the head of the department. Among the men under consideration for the place are two army officers, General Woodruff and Colonel Cool idge, both well known residents of this city many years. Captain John F. Seymour, head of the detective bu reau of the Wells Fargo Express com pany and former captain of detectives in the local police department, is also mentioned as a possibility. If the com missioners go outside of the depart ment to find a successor for Dinan it is probable that one of these three will be chosen, provided the selection is not prevented by any legal obstacle. REST0RE.HIST0RIC CHURCH Liberals Laugh at Moderates Out of Corner of the Mouth, Yet Are Dis appointed that Election Is Not to Be Held in June. Publishers Press. Havana, .... at cree was is sued under the specific authority of the president of the United States by which the seats of all members of the second series of the Cuban congress elected in 1905, were declared vacant While the "Liberals are rejoicing over the discomfiture of the Moderates, considerable disappointment is being expressed at the failure of the decree to confirm the confident expectations of the Liberals that new elections would be held next June. Alfredo Zayas and other Liberal leaders de clined to discuss this decree prior to the publication of its full text. Sena tor Dolz probably will issue a mani festo defining the attitude of the Moderates. Ohio Men Sent to Jail. Chicago, Dec. 4. Three men, vreY known in Ohio, were sentenced b Judge Landis in the United State: district court to serve a term of on year each in the house of correctio for conspiracy to violate the federc laws governing interstate traffic it articles used for immoral purposes These men sentenced are: Robert D Bradley, president of the Canton Rub ber corapany of Canton, O.; Edwir Davis, vice president of the Cantor Rubber company; William J. Oby formerly an officer of the rubber com pany, but recently practicing law In Cleveland. Place of Worship Made Famous by Washington and Other Colonial Men to Be Preserved. TO REORGANIZE TONIGHT Frtcnas cf the University Extension Lecture Course to Meet at the Carfietd Garfield school building to elect offi cers and decide on the next lecturer for the course. Walter S. Davis, Pres. Richmond Center. Miss Gertrude Hastings, who been visitingIriend3 and rela the city, has gone to Clevela. visit and from there she will en " i-mi-.lt cueuswu he a Buffalo, X. Y. In I'tichmond are requested tu meet j - Wc!3.1ar, December at 7:30 P. M.I lu s'aperatenleut Jlott's o.flco iu the? AtiCcial gjs, the 20th C entl I r J tixesAn y to Xfi her - iry fuel 10 tx , im Wishers Tress. - Washington, Dec. 4. Historic old Falls church, in Virginia, from which the village of Falls Church derived its name and at which church Washing ton worshiped, is to be restored. This work is to be undertaken by the American Scenic and Historical Preservation society, at the request of Rev. S. M. Somerville, rector of the church. General Washington, Augus tin Washington and other men who were prominent in colonial days were among me vesirjniea oi me cnurcn Auaustin Washington, father of Ge Washington, nominated to restry its first rector in 1736. Accused of Bribery. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 4. J. H. Mil holland, a well known civil engineer, was arrested on a ciarg of conspir acy to bribe certain members of coin: cil to vote for a franchise for tb Pittsburg and Tube City railway, lie furnished bail in the sum of $ 2,000. tin's Pancake flour. Alw? grocers. 15 y6 Ans- good at Mrs. Ed. L. Lovell, Rural Route No. S, spent Tbanksgiviing with her moth er, at RushYiHc. She returned Mn EMMET MASON DEAD AT HOME IN CENTERVILLE; Centerville, Dec. 4. (Spl.) Ora Em-j met Mason died of consumption at i his home on Mondnv ovetiinsr. in hie I thirty-fifth year. The funeral cortege will leave the house on Wednesday a noon for Doddridge Chapel where tb funeral services and interment wii: take place, the Rev. E. B. Westhafe officiating. The Red Men of Center ville will attend in a body. Modern Woodmen Officers. s . fe Modern Woodmen have elects ? following officers: Counsel J. L. Garver. Advisor Charles Henshaw. Banker L. E. Little, Clerk X. C. Heironimus. Escort Elsworth Thomas. "Watchman W. M. 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Home Phone 1569 TO ASK QUEER QUESTION JOHN BULL IS GUESSING County Auditor Hanes Completes Tabulated Statement of Taxes Collected on Duplicate English MemDer of Parliament Wants to Know if United tSates Will Take Charge of German Marine if Kaiser Goes to War. Publishers' press.J London, Dec. 4. 3oth the foreign office and the United States embassy here expressed themselves as unable to imagine the reason for the question George Stewart Bowles, Conservative, proposes to ask in the house of com mons Dec. 6, whether any convention or arrangement has been made be tween the United States and German government providing that in case Germany becomes engaged in war the German mercantile marine shall be taken under the United States flag. The interpellation asks also if the government received any communica tion on the subject from the British ambassador to the United States. At the foreign office it was. stated the officials there never heard the slightest suggestion of such an ar rangement, or anything which could have given birth to such an idea. After a heavy meal, take a couple of Doan's Ilegulets, and give your stomach, liver and bowels the help they will neM. Ilegulets bring easy, regular passages of the bowels. County Auditor llanes and his de puties who are at work on tho dis tribution of the November tax collec tion, have completed a tabulated statement showing the amount of tax es collected upon the duplicate, by County Treasurer Myrick, which giv es a total of $260,469.14. The amounts paid by each township and town and city corporation in the coun ty follow: Abinsrton I 3.4 00.09 Boston , . . 4,971.10 Center 8.9G1.4G C":ay 4.9S7.S4 Dalton 2,556.79 Franklin 4.013.S0 Greene C.031.34 Harrison 2.933.5G Jackson 7,789.58 Jefferson 4,713.94 New Garden 6,493.49 Perry 3,601.43 Washington 7.5S4.39 Wayne 13,817.35 Webster 3.2S4.S Boston, Corp 203.1 Cambridge City 12,225.2 Centerville 2,923.7' Dublin 2,794.& Tnntnin P.itV 1.646.9! I lagers town 3,323 Milton 2,490.5 ML Auburn 402.7 Richmond 144.316.H Spring Grovo 1 089.4 Whitewater 1S7.& Total $260,469.1 Tbe total amount of delinquen taxes duo the county from tbo N vember settlement and all formt- vears la S2S.504.08. The amount delinquencies to be carried forwar to the new duplicate Is $9,194.76, Tb remainder becomes dropped tax an is carried to the insollent record. The amount of taxes collected a the May settlement was $352,70S.67 Ilollister's Rocky Mountain Tea purifies the blood, strengthens the nerves, regulates the bowels, aids the kidneys, cures stomach troubles, builds up the nervous force and re pairs the ill effects of over eating. Tea or Tablets. 25 cents. A. G. Luk en, & Co. Everybody's friend Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil. Cures toothache, ear ache, sore throat. Heals cuts, bruisee, scalds. Stops any pain. DEATH FROM LOCKJAW. never follows an Injury dressed witi Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Its antlsei tic and healing properties preven blood poisoning. Chas. Oswald, met chant, of Rensselaersvllle, N. Y writes: Tt cured Seth Burch, of thi place, of the ugliest sore on his nc-c! I ever saw." Cures Cuts, Wound.' Burns and Sores. 25c at A. G. Lukei & Co., drug store. , Palladium Wanl Ads Pay. 4 THE POOREST (ssy bdwi' ilia! cah f HAVE . PSl A GOOD 5 W STCVE IPI31!(DE OUR G forge Krivel, of New York, sper yesterday in Richmond, visitin.-vfxieiuls. 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