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THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM AND SUN-TELEGRAM, THURSDAY, JULY 22,1909.
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' ' Te fteeaclatle. of AmaeW AsWtiaara (few York City) baa aaaoarttXiedUtheelraUatlaa Paly tae fUrarea at nimfl fa ft report an IBS turn FOR OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGH' BORS Tb Fall Festival Is given every year (or rather was given last year) In ac cordance with the idea that Richmond is inviting in ell the friends of the town in the surrounding country to be its guests. Last year's Festival, as is well known, charged no admittance lu. any of its departmentsit was free to all the visitors. And this applied not only , to the exhibits, etc., but to the entrance of products for show pur poses. Now, that the success of the' Fall Festival has been demonstrated there are many of the professional exhibit ors who naturally want to exhibit A professional exhibitor has in most in stances an advantage over the farmer. It is our opinion that it will be un fair to put these two classes together. Not that It might not be a good plan to throw the Fall Festival open to all the world. But this distinction should be made, that we. are more interested in our friends and neighbors of the surrounding country than we are in some man who makes a business of gathering in the ribbons. The men who came in last year with their spien did exhibits and showed what Wayne county could do are the ones to be re membered this year. . s ;.t ; .;. One of the biggest features at ail the great : horse shows is the entrance of teams of horses that actually see hard service outside the tanbark. And it Is the application qf this same principl which should be uppermost here. Let the whole world come in if it wants' to but not at the expense of our friends. These are primarily the ones for whom the Fall Festival il& given. of A Short Term Contract '::f-. --.i:.r .iff - .- v: ' ,: - ' J:- ; One of the most important sides to the 'present water works discus sion is the insistence on the part of the city that the contract with the Water Works Company should be a short one. And by,a short one a period of tea years is sufficient. The reason is a good one. In plain words, it will insure the city against any unfair treatment on the part of the company. And let it be said on the side of the com pany that if the company plays fair it will have no trouble in renewing; its contract at the end of ten years. The only way to safeguard the public is to have a short term contract. If the Water Works Company is as willing to play fair with Richmond as it Bays it is there will be no trouble about this. But it is perfectly natural that they should not wish to give In. They will say that their investment will force them to be safeguarded for at least twenty years. . If they play fair with the citizens they need have no fear. The rea son that corporations are regarded with such suspicion by the 'public is because they are in the habit of mulcting the public by introducing a num ber of 'jokers.' That is the reason. And if we have a short term contract there will be no danger of any hardship in the matter of Jokers. For at the end' of ten years the city could refuse to renew its contract. It would obviously be to the advantage of tbecompanV to give good service to Rich mond n the meantime. And that is not a bad advanta&c to the city either. There is one particluar reason why a short term contract ought to be insisted on. The Water Works Company .has an . almost .perpetual franchise to do business here. At least such is their claim. This being so, is there any reason why a short term contract should not bo demanded? This Is the only weapon that the citizens have left. Will they throw It away? .. Will they let themselves be tied up for twenty-five years? Will they let changing conditions put them at the mercy of the Company again with no recourse? , . With a perpetual franchise which only an amendment of the constitu tion of this state can change (unless some flaw is found in it) and a twenty-five year contract (the limit of the state law) where will Rich mond be? , . - Suppose that the cost of production is decreased where will the citizens-get their recourse? Suppose that in the next twenty-five years a graver situation than we face at the present time should arise? Well, what would you do about it? With a twenty-five year contract where would you be? ' The only safe way is in having a club. "Speak softly and carry a big stick." A short term contract of ten years will be long enough to take care of the city rights. And if the terms of the present proposed contract are not alright then, they can be changed. Twenty-five years is a long, long time. Conditions can change and do change. They will change enough in ten years. The Water Works Company has said that it is willing to play fair. natin' 'bout Wall street' said Uncle ,Den, nas bad personal experiences dat intitles dem to speak wif feelin. Dey 'minds me of de boy dat went after honey in a hornet's nest an got TOWN AND COUNTRY "The City death rate was 13.8, and the Country rate 9.5. So reads the bul letin sent out by tthe State Board Hearth.' k . In looking at the typewritten report the figures seem cold and unmeaning. But what pictures it brings up before the eye of the man in some hot office. Perhaps not so many years ago Jthe came man was at the old home place. He hoed the corn and saved up hia money for a trip to the City on some excursion and then he got the city fever., The lights, the hustle, the automobiles,- the buildings, the lavishing of money on the things which are not of the farm all these went to his head. His salary for he got a Job was more In one week than he used to make in a month at home. That is the way he figured it out Then he got married to a pretty girl. And In due course they had a small girl child. ' Oh, those long nights, when the hot air with never a breath of wind stir ring, mothered them in that little flat The stale vegetables, the pois oned milk, the prices of everything, the doctors bills oh, it was all a nightmare In which the Fever Pony played its part The long tale of consumption. Then the' mother died. And looking out of the window the man in the high building saw through the shimmering veil of heat rising from the streets and roofs below Home. " Til do It before it Is too late." . Oh, It is merely a matter of per cents In the mortality tables is it? ' "Consumption wrought its usual havoc,' claiming 389 lives.'. So reads the bulletin. at Atlantic City, N. J., stated that no attention had been paid to the method of reinforcing concrete with nails, be cause on Us face it would appear to be very uneconomical and would not promise to be a " commercial success, says "Cement Age." He recounted, however, some interesting observations- made with reinforcement of this character. 'This occurred through the necessity of filling the compartments of a large steel casting with a mater ial, of that character. The casting formed a pedestal of an important bridge in New York City and it was suggested that concrete reinforced with wire nails, or cut wire, be used and ' tests of the material followed. The results of these tests were so sat isfactory that concrete reinforced by wire noils- was adopted for the filling of the casting. After describing the material and method of making the test, Mr. Moissieff presented a table of results and concluded with the statement that, aside from the prac tical considerations of utilization, the tests have, a theoretical bearing, and illustrated how the compressive strength of a material may be in creased by reinforcing its shearing re sistance. The nails reinforce the shearing planes in all possible direc tions and thereby develop the high compressive resistance of the mater ial, thus throwing some light on the internal stresses of a body in com pression. But the .high cost would preclude the use of concrete so rein forced to any considerable extent department makes a personal appeal to his myriad of subordinates to im prove their manners. He suggests that in their treatment of the public courtesy and consideration would be merits well worth cultivation. It was many years ago that an American railroad king was alleged to have adopted as , his business slogan this bon mot: "The public be blanked. Followers of his in more recent times have embodied the same thought in slightly less offensive form. But the habit is dying out. The people who control and support both government al and private agencies for their wel fare are coming into their own. They are treated with less contempt than formerly. They are still burdened with the various oppressive devices calculated to increase the profits of those who should minister to their well-being, but on the side merely of the personal amenities there has been a vast Improvement. one Fanciful Creations. What strange imm-es&ions Aft. gleans ' Of children with odd ways an 5 looks. Their clothes designed from magazines Their names picked out of story books. PEACE ON TARIFF TAFT THE VICTOR FOR LOWER RATES (Continued From Page One.) A MAN'S INCAPABILITY. It is impossible for a man to stretch a clothes line to please his wife. She will watch with distrustful eyes at his vain attempt to get out the kinks. And after it is up she will test it to see if it is tight enough and finally take it down and stretch it herself, but he does, know that his wife's temper is much sweeter since she began using rub-a-lac. So will yours; try it and see. Burrows this morning of the offensive language he had used to Representa tive Payne yesterday and by the iat ter's conciliatory attitude toward his colleagues, especially Calderhead and Fordney, to whose presence as con ferees he had taken axception. There was evident also a manifest desire on the part of the conferees to meet the president's wish an! this fact meant much in enabling the long desired solution. The president played no favorites in his conversation, but discussed various matters with different guests. He impressed upon each and all of them the need of adjusting the differ ences remaining in a manner which would be best suited to the interests of the country as a whole. Aldrich, Payne, and the other con ferees seemed to be in entire sympa thy with the president's views, though Burrows grumbled over the re moval of the duty on iron ore, and Pensore and Dalzell, after leaving the White house, indicated they were still indisposed to agree to the. Ding ley rates on hosiery and gloves. Corporation Tax Will Stand. The corporation tax was discussed but there was no proposition to drop it from the bill. Much as the con ferees disliked this measure, they realize that the president is for it heart and soul, and consequently they have adopted, it in the language he submitted. Attorney General Wicker sham and Senator Root were present for the special purpose of defending the amendment but were not called upon to do so to any extent Secretary MacVeagh was equipped with figures showing the condition of the treasury and informed as to the effect of the different rates; so that he was able to throw a good deal of light upon questions he discussed with some of the conferees. , 1 Some time was devoted to the pro vision creating a customs court and its location, but languid interest was shown by the conferees for the reason that they had determined . to accept the court and where it should sit made slight difference to them. 'J'r Vice President Sherman jpfayed a minor part in the evening, but Speak er Cannon was active and made , it clear that he is anxious to reach an agreement that will be satisfactory all around. Conference Will Live in History. '". The white house conference will go down in history as one of the most notable of the character held within the century old walls of the executive mansion. The president entered upon it with clear, definite knowledge of Lettero of Oredit Travelers9 Cheetio and EDraftto looued on all Parte of the VJorld the concessions he proposed to obtain. He had secured from the conferees the latest Information as to what they had done, had studied carefully the re ports made to him by experts as to the effect of the rates determined up on, and had reached his conclusions in the broad li?ht of the interests of the entire country. He had secret conferences last night with Representative Payne, leader of the house conferees, Senator Curtis of Kansas, who is in sympathy with the president's attitude and an ' active worker therefor at the capitol and Senator Brown of Nebraska, one of the insurgents who voted against the bill as it passed the senate. He breakfasted this morning with Senator Crane of Massachusetts, re cognized as a moderator of senatorial I disputes, and at . 11 o'clock met the members of his cabinet in an extraor dinary session.' The cabinet meeting lasted over two hours and a half. When it' terminated. Senator Aldrich appeared at the, white house and dis cussed the' situation at . great length with' the president. 1 V Satisfied With Most of Rates. There are so many angles to the tar iff situation that it was difficult for the president to treat them all in the few hours of the conference. It was evident from the beginning, however, that the vast majority of the rates were satisfactory to Mr. Taft. The only items which really remained un settled . when the white house dinner began were hides, coal, iron ore. and oil, constituting what is described gen erally as raw materials, print paper, lumber, hosiery and gloves. Not exactly a deadlock had, occur red in the conference committee with respect to these articles. But there was an inability on the part of the committee to reach an agreement which would be satisfactory to them selves, to the members of the senate and to the president Assurances were given to-Mr. Taft during the day that the senate would pass a tariff bill containing free hides, free iron ore and free oil. PALLADIUM WANT AOS. PAY. BLIND TIGER TRIAL Eaton. O.. July 22. William Butler, arrested a week or two ago by local officers on the charge of operating a blind-tiger, was arraigned before Judge Elam Fisher Wednesday morn ing to answer to the charge. He' pleaded not guilty, and will be given a trial next Monday. When Butler's room was searched a small quantity of liquor was found In and under a bed upon which he lay, suffering . from rheumatism. Farmers Take Notice! There is a creamery in Richmond the only REAL creamery the city ever boast ed and we want all the milk , and cream you can produce. Highest market price paid for butter fat Commons Mry Co. 9 80UTH FIFTH STREET. PHONf 11. Hems Gathered in From Far and Near Of Interest to The Business . Men CONCRETE REINFORCED BY NAILS M. S. Moissieff, a well-known New fork engineer, in a paper read by him recently at an engineering conference "The Human Boy." From the Philadelphia Ledger. Even if it is his privilege to sit upon a "peacock throne' ablaze with jewels, and possess a museum full of mechan ical canary birds, alarm ciocks, talk ing 1 machines and bicycles, the poor little Ahmed Mirza, who has just been created Shah of Persia at the advanc ed age of twelve, does not seem to think that his new position is very much fun. Mark Twain's story. "The Prince and the Pauper," shows how, in spite of the hard knocks and blows the young Prince Edward escaped a deal of worriment owing to his ex change of costume with the little street waif; and the ragamuffin ia his turn found that his rat-haunted attic in the tenement close was a home more to his liking than the palace of the splenetic and tyrannous King Henry. Travel Cure for Old Age. From the New York Evening Post. Long before Metchnikoff had diag nosed old age as a disease the epi grammatists had labeled it as a bad habit. But modest science, as usual, gave more hope than arrogant wit From our diseases hygiene and medi cation may conceivably relieve us, whereas our habits are too often our masters and decline to be exercised. One may acquire a liking for sour milk, with its beneficent microbes, more easily than one may straighten shoulders once rounded. Happily, the remedy for both the malady and habit of old age has been discovered. You have only to take an Atlantic liner, or halt In any of the tourist caravansar ies from London - to Assuan, to see throngs of happy patients complacent ly taking the travel treatment Be fore it old age has retreated and takes its : last stand among the sedentary, the unenterprising and the poor. TWINKLES (By Philander Johnson) More Information for Rollo. "Father," said little Rollo, "what is appendicitis?" "My son," answered' the cynical par ent, "appendicitis is something that enables a good doctor to open up a man's anatomy and remove his entire bank account" An Offended Artist. "There's no use o' talkin," said Farmer Corntossel as he sat down on the horse trough. "I can't git along with some o' these here summer guests." "What's the trouble?" "I have jes been lectured by that good-lookin young woman with glass es fur sp'ilin the color scheme of the garden by puttin' paris green on the Vgetables." A Minifying Estimate. "Does your son know the value of a dollar?" . "Yes," answered Mr. Cumrox, "he has some idea of it. He knows better than to invite the scorn of the waiter at whose table he dines by offering him one as a tip." Courtesy Toward the Public From the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The head of the English post office 'Some o' de men dat I hears indig- Deafness Cannot Be Cured by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure deaf ness. and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness Is caused . bv an inflamed rendition of the mucous lin ing of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed you have a rum bling ound or imperfect hearing-, and when tt is entirely closed. Deafness' is the result, and unless the Inflamma tion can be taken out and this tub re stored to its normal condition, hear'.ns will be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused br Catarrh, which is nothintr but an Inflamed con dition of the mucous surface. We will sire Ona Hundred Dol lars for any case of Deafness (caused bv catarrh) that cannot be cured by "Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars free. . F. J. CHEXET & CO., Toledo. O- Sold by Drue-gists. V$c. Take Hall's Family Pills for consti pation. ' , . . 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