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tux: kicihiont rxLLmun and .siik-telegra3i. Tuesday, September 21, 1909.
al Sia-Tetecram
riMMwd ul owntl by the
lamed f days Nh week, evenings and
Sunday morning.
Offlos Corner North 9th and A street.
Heais Phone 1121.
nw4olh G. l4a. . . .Manasta Editor.
Chart e M. Marsaa ........... M aaase.
W. R. PMUidtMf Editor.
la Richmond $5.00 per year (in ad
; vance) or 10c per week.
One year. In advance ........... .$5. 00
Eiv months, In advance" ....2.60
c?.e month, in advance .45
One year, in advance $2.60
Six months. In advance 1.50
One month. In advance 26
Address changed as often as desired;
both new and old addresses must be
Subscribers will please remit with
order, which should be Riven for a
specified term; name will not bo enter
ed until payment Is received.
Entered at Richmond. Indiana, post
office as second class mail matter.
(Now Yark City) hami
aadasrttttadtotlMalraalatlea 1
nauiasa la iu ttftrt n
fey Ike AatMUtloa.
Items Gathered in
From Far and Near
A Manchester draper, who has a
large number of employes under Mm,
has posted up in the various depart
ments of his establishment cards that
bear the above heading and the follow
ing rules. These make it very plain
what he expects and what he does not
expect of those who draw salaries
from him:
Rule 1. Don't He; It wastes my
time an yours. I'm sure to catch
you in the end and that's the wrong
Rule 2. Watch your work and not
the olocki A long: day's work makes
my face long.
Rule 3. Give me more than I ex
pect and I'll pay you more than you
expect. I cam afford) to Increase your
pay if you Increase my profits.
Rule 4. You owe so much io your
self that you can't afford to owe any
body else. Keep out of debt or keep
out of my shops. ;
Rule 5; Dishonesty is never an ac
cident Good men, like good women,
always scorn temptation when they
meet it.
Rule 6. Mind - your own business
and in time you'll have a business of
your own to mind.
Rule 7. Don't do anything here
which hurts your self-respect. The
employe who is willing to steal for. me
Is oapafble of stealing from me.
Rule 8.Its none of my business
what you do at night; but if dissipa
tion affects what you do next day, and
. you do half as much as I demand,
' you'd last half as long as you hoped.
Rule 9. Dont tell me what I'd like
to hear, but what I ought to hear. I
don't want a valet to my vanity, but I
need one for my bank balance.
. Rule 10. Don't kick if I kick. If
you're worth while correcting, you're
worth while keeping. I don't waste
time cutting specks out of rotten ap
- Going to Need a Few New Planks.
. It ia going to cost 10 cents instead
f 8 cents to register letters after this.
No doubt Mr. Bryan has this filed
away as the first campaign issue for
1912. Denver Republican.
As 8caree as My Policies.
'At the rate in which Roosevelt's
friends are dropping out of this Ad
ministration there will be few of them
left in the next three years. Philadel
phia Record.
Subject To a Flareback.
A marriage has been arranged!, but
may never take plaee between Wil
liam Jennings Bryan and old Mrs.
Tariff for Revenue. Richmond Times
Dispatch. Gee, But He's Easy!
Chief Forester Pinchot says he
knows President Taft will carry out
Colonel Roosevelt's policies because
he told him so. New York Telegram.
It Doesn't Want a Fair Trial.
Only result of the fair trial asked by
President Taft for the new tariff law
will be the death sentence. Chicago
Journal. ' " -
Are a Few From Missouri.
Incredulous persons, however, will
insist that Dr. Cook exhibit a splinter
or some other souvenir. Chicago Trib
une. Harry Thaw's Advice Is Don't.
Abdul Hamid is said to be going
crazy. Philadelphia Inquirer.
"What makes you keep on asking me
if the razor hurts?" asked the man
who was being shaved. 'Tve said
'yes, three times and it hasn't made
any difference."
"No," answered the barber, "I wad
merely trying my razors out to see
which of 'em wants honing.
. Improved. -
"You say the man you married
seems more kind and generous sine
your divorce than he did before?" .
"Yes," answered Mrs. FUmmson.
He never says a word, about economic-
F IXi JuTsii
The action of council will bring the meter rental situation to a focus.
What ever may be the views of citizens on this matter , we think that they
will agree that it is most important that this matter be settled. The
most encouraging thing about the action of council in passing an ordi
nance abolishing meter rental in Richmond Is that the council is neither
awed nor terror stricken by the fact that it is dealing with a public ser
vice corporation.
Some days ago in addressing council a representative of - the Rich
mond City Water Works was moved to say that in case the council
should see fit to do away with meter rental, the Richmond City Water
Works would construe it as "an unfriendly act" He later said with
much vehemence that the company would "use force." By this he
meant simply that the company would test the legality of the ordinance
in the courts. We see no reason for alarm at any such apparently
fearsome threats. It will mean that at last it will be found out for a
certainty the true legal status of the situation.
And this, we take it, the city and its representatives should and
ought to find out as speedily as possible 'before a new contract is en
tered into and are to be congratulated for taking steps to do so.
Our views on the meter situation are well enough known. In brief,
it is our belief, at this time, that no matter whether meter rental is legal
or illegal, the company derives too much money from that item. The
. company has as yet only met this with a general and perfunctory denial.
The accounting wMch is being made from the books of the Richmond
City Water Works should if properly made, show the meter rental situa
tion. Until then we have no reason for changing our attitude.
The vote last night was unanimous with the exception of the dis
senting vote of Councilman Ogborn who stated that he wished to wait
for the report of the accountant who is at work on the books of the
company. In our opinion this does not bear directly on the case. The
question which the council and the city attorney are engaged in is as to
the legality of meter rental. No amount of examination of the com
pany's books will decide the question of the legality or the illegality of
Mr. Ogborn is entirely right in his stand that the books of the com
pany will shed a little light on the meter rental subject, but that is a
matter to be taken Into account when the legality of charging or not
charging for the measurement of water Is settled.
As we said in the beginning, we view the situation as of value (if
for no other reason) in that council seems at this time to be very much
in earnest in getting to the bottom of the situation. It is very unwise for
the Richmond City Water Works to take the attitude that the action of
council is "unfriendly" and to threaten to "use force." If council is
convinced that there is a doubt as to the legality of meter rental, it is
their plain duty to protect the interests of the citizens and to bring the
matter to a point which may then, if necessary, be decided by the courts.
The citizens, we imagine, will care more about whether council contin
ues to look after their interests than whether the Water Works company
is entirely pleased. We have no doubt that the Water Works company
will continue to look after their own affairs with the same carefulness
that they have in the past. We entertain no fear that they will be done
any injustice.
At the time of the Wright celebration in Dayton, at which hundreds of
Richmond people were present, it was a matter of favorable comment
that the well to do citizens showed a most enthusiastic interest in their
home. town. That this was true, was particularly noticeable in the auto
mobile parade. No expense was snared by the individuals who went into
the parade to make the event as pleasing to the eye by the decorations
and the electrical effects as ingenuity and money could make it. As a
matter of fact, It was not the money, but the Ingenuity itself, which showed
that the owners of motor cars were interested in the event and In the town.
It is commonly said in consideration of the amount of push and go in
a town, that the well to do citizens are the ones who are the last to show
' symptoms of public spirit A certain inertia and phlegmatic disdain of
working for the common good is more apt to crop out here than not un
less it is an exceptional town.
Dayton is an exceptional town. Richmond has proved its claim to that
honor very many times in the last few years. It will be interesting to
watch as an indication of the public spirit and resourcefulness of the more
well to do citizens whether they are up to the rest of the town in the sup
port of the Fall Festival. We say irteresting, because it will be a sure
indication of the temper of a certain class of people in Richmond. It may
be well compared to the "keying" of advertising by which a medium is
tested or the tracing processes .used by the postof flee department.
It is a source of much gratification to the Palladium that the Grand
Jury in its report has more than vindicated its editorial policy in re
gard to the care of the excess insane and the conditions at the county
jail. It will be remembered that eome time ago the Palladium sent two
representatives to the jail for the purpose of finding the true situation.
We expressed our views in an editorial article entitled "What's the Mat
ter with the Jail?" The Grand Jury found the identical conditions which
we mentioned. The report of the Grand Jury is so complete that it needs
little comment. We urge that all citizens read it and, do their best to
bring to a satisfactory issue, fitting the need so forcibly brought forward
not only in regard to the jail but to the conditions which are a sore
source of shame to this county In her charitable and corrective institutions.
ing, but sends around his alimony
without a murmur."
Growth of Arbitration.
Who says the world is growing worse?
Who says that peace is not in sight,
When e'en the pugilists convers
Instead of getting up a fight?
Artistic Vociferation.
"You will miss your son John when
he goes back to school."
"Yes," answered Farmer Corntassell.
"I don't know how I'm going to get
along. Josh has got all the critters
on the place so used to his college
yell that I don't s'pose any one else
kin drive 'em."
Flat Contradiction.
"I am afraid you are a hard drink
er!" said the student of human nature.
"You're wrong," answered Plodding
Pee; "drinkin is one o' de easiest
t'ings I does."
The Returned Metropolitan.
Back to de flat compartment, six by
Back to de oil stove an de foldln
Back to de nights where 9 o'clock
ain't late!
Dat rural game's a bunco, on de
I fell fur it, jes' like de other guys,
It looked to me like such an easv
To roam de arden pickin' apple pies
An' milk de cow fur cream puffs for
me lunch!
Tack up dat "Home, Sweet Home" card
on de wall
An' greet de landloard wit a lovln'
Where gnats don't bite ner caterpil
lars crawl.
An where you needn't beat it fur a
To git a drink o water at da pump...
Nor stay awake until de nigh is o'er
'Cause de mosquitos calls around to
De bumps dey buil on you de night
(Continued From Page One.)
the beginning to the end of the year,
Their home has been, for the most
part a cell but largo enough for a cot
a lavatory and water closet Not suf
ficient room for a chair, so that the
patient must either lie down or sit on
the edge of the bed. Of course a part
of the time they are permitted in the
corridor, where chairs are possible.
A room about eight feet square, sur
rounded by iron bars, cement floor, a
water closet and lavatory hard by the
bed, insufficient heat in winter, no
personal attendant, no sunshine or
out-door air, with personal wants in
case of illness during the night by
criminal women, is the lot of these old
women from the beginning to the end
of the year, with no hope of escape.
A , sound mind would in time succumb
anjid such surroundings. It Is well
enough suited for the incarceration of
criminals whose time of sentence is
but a few days and at most a few
months; but it is an intolerable place
for the confinement of . our mothers,
sisters and daughters, who are not
guilty of any crime but are sick in
mind and body. Protest on their part
is unheeded; indeed, most of them are
incapable of maklns protest; bat their
friends and a self-respecting and In
telligent community, when fully con
versant with conditions, has a right to
enter protest and mnit be heard.
At thetcounty jail the conditions are
even worse. Tho unsanitary condi
tions there have already been alluded
to, but while, at the Home of the
Friendless, the criminal number but
one, two or three and often none, at
the jail are always some twenty or
more criminals including almost every
type from the common drunken brawl
er to the thief and murderer. These
are the companions of the unfortunate
insane. They must eat the same
coarse food, sleep in the same cell,
work on the same stone pile and other
wise get the same attention as the
common "bum" or murderer all this,
not because they are guilty of crime,
but because they are insane. They
are submitted to the taunts and jibes
of the prisoners. The prisoners will
order them to do ridiculous things in
order to furnish amusement This is
an inconceivable place for our fathers,
brothers or sons who have been so
unfortunate as to become insane.
Even the criminal has a humanitar
ian .right to protest against being in
carcerated with the insane. The law
does not contemplate that any one
committed for safe keeping should be
the companion of the insane, to be
annoyed, perhaps, by shrieks and oth
er noises which grate on the nerves
and prevent rest and sleep. One may
be -detained and yet be innocent of
any crime, and the temporary confine
ment is sufficient to endure without
being placed with the insane.
There are at present three insane
in the county jail, two of whom are
mere boys who have been there some
three .or four months, and a third a
man of 42 who has been there for
about three years. These do get out
of doors with prisoners and get fresh
air. The sheriff has had as many as
seven in jail at one time. Some are
admitted into the hospital, some have
returned to sanity after a long con
finement, and others have lingered in
jail until death relieved them. With
in the last two years two insane died
in jail, one of which had been there
for about two year3 and the other for
a few days. Others have died in jail
in previous years of which the Jury
has no record. These insane men,
like the women, must stay here until
admitted to the hospital or are taken
care of privately by friends or are re
lieved by death which often comes on
ly after years of suffering.
As to the physical and mental ef
fect on the insane on account of the
association with criminals in the jail,
we have this statement from Dr. Sam
uel E. Smith:
"An insane man that is, a sick
man ought not to be confined in the
presence of criminals. You have two
kinds of care necessary that are very
hard to dove-tail; different principles
apply. Because a man is sick and
helpless, he should not be made the
associate of the criminal class; he
can't have, in he very nature of
things, the kind of care that he ought
to have. There ia not the proper op
portunity afforded for him to get out
in the open air. which is very essen
tial, and during his more lucid inter
vals and during his tractable periods
he ought to be given some little em
ployment, which cannot possibly be
given about a jail, and there is a stig
ma attaching to that sort of commit
ment which is unpleasant to the pa
tient when he realizes his condition.
It has an injurious effect, physically
and mentally. They are brought in
contact with these prisoners who
often annoy them and do a great many
things that they rught not do. They
should not be kept constantly in the
same room; it leads to bad habits and
indolence and, I am sure, both to men
tal and physical deterioration,. They
should have a crcat deal of out-door
exercise, and I am sure that general
health and general mental comfort are
helped by it."
Dr. T. Henry Drvis, a member of
the State Board of Health, and Dr.
J. E. King, county health officer, sub
stantiated the statements of Dr. Smith.
In view of all the?e facts, the grand
jury, in the name of humanity, recom-
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I mends that some provision be made
I at once for a suitable place where
these unfortunates can be cared for
until it is possible for the state to take
care of them.
j Under the constitution, it is the
duty of the state to take care of all
insane, but the facilities so far have
been entirely Inadequate. It has been
the policy of the state not to make
provision until it is imperatively nec
essary. There is a new hospital about
completed that will accommodate 1,
200 patients . and there are 1,300 pa
tients waiting for t dmittance. Wayne
county now has 90 cases in the hospit
al which is 30 more than properly be
long to it, and in addition there are
Borne 20 applications on file from this
county for admission. With these con
ditions obtaining and the fact that
curables that is, those that have
been insane for less than one year
will be received first it will be nec
essary for the state to still make fur
ther provision before this county can
be entirely relieved of the care of the
excess insane. Those who have been
in our jail and Home of the Friendless
for a period of years, would be the
ilast to get admittance at the hospital.
In view of this condition, the county
should construct some place for the
safe keeping and comfort of these un
In considering the proper location
for such a building, three propositions
received attention: First an indepen
dent building for the insane. This
was considered unwise as it might
ultimately grow into an effort to es
tablish a separate Institution for the
insane which would grow into an enor
mous expenditure. Second, an addition
to the jail. We cuote Dr. Smith on
this point:
"My judgment would be clearly
against building an addition to the
jail. I don't think you would be jus
tified in doing that. I think it would
be a matter of onlv two or three years
until you would regret it It would be
abandoned. I think It would be turn
ing the wheels backward quite a bit"
Also quoting the Court as to the
"People who are confined in the jail
have been sent there because there is
no other place to put them. The
sheriff has no jurisdiction over an in
sane man at all and for that reason
there is no use tor a jail for insane
persons, and for that reason also. I
would not recommend at all that there
be any addition to the jail because the
sheriff has nothing to do with the in
sane." It was also regarded by the jury as
an unsuitable location on account of
the noises and smoke in the vicinity
of the jail property and the possible
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annoyance to residents of the neigh
borhood. Complaint of this character
is made by those living in the vicinity
of the Home of the Friendless.
Third, an addition or separate build
ing to the county infirmary. It is be
lieved by the grand jury that this is
the most feasible place for the con
struction of such an addition or build
ing, from the standpoint of economy,
adaptability and propriety. It is the
opinion of Dr. Smith that this is the
best possible place. Also Dr. Davis,
Mr. Timothy Nicholson, Amos Butler
and others, that this is the proper
place. It would be away from the
noises of the city, with plenty of room
for out-door exercise which is very
essential, and pleuty of good air. as
well as. opportunity for some simple
employment Room could be provided
for about six or eight cases of each
sex where they might be detained un
til the state should provide for them.
It is not required to make any extend
ed expenditure. It could be so locat
ed, in connection with the existing
structures there that it would be avail
able for other purposes about the In
firmary in the event that It la not
needed for the Insane later on. It
would cost the county no more to take
care of these cas-ji in this way than
it does now. A ni?.n and wife could
be employed who have had some little
training in the matter at no more ex
pense than the present plan and prob
ably less, as something might be sav
ed in both the salaries paid for present
attendants as ws'l as the cost of
board. There are precedents for this
plan in several counties of the state
and the plan works admirably.
As to the best location for this pro
posed building at the Infirmary, the
jury can make no specific recommen
dation, although it is their best Judg
ment that a point directly east of the
present woman's building Is the most
suitable, as it would be somewhat iso
lated from the other buildings, with
opportunity for plenty of light and air.
It will be necessary to consult an ar
chitect, and we also recommend that
Dr. Smith be consulted with reference
to its appointment i, so that the best
results could be had.
Wayne county has been looked up
to as leading in nil matters of a hu
manitarian character, but in this mat
ter of the care of its excess insane, is
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AJt uoar doctor if alcoholic itaU mm mot
often very Jbmtbon whom given to mm
He will teU you why. tJiif iuS!
far behind other counties of this state
of less wealth and population. The
conditions that obtain are a shame
and disgrace to the county and utterly
intolerable in any self-respecting com
munity. In the name of decency and
humanity, the grand jury recommends
that a suitable structure be built as
early as possible at the county infirm
ary for the safe keeping and care of
the county's excess insane, large
enough to accommodate about twelve
to fifteen Insane.
Iff I nieannaone It' Ckimki
How to Tell Whether a Skin Affeo
tion ia an Inherited Blood Disease
or Not.
Sometimes it is hard to determine
nether a skin affection is a sign of a
blood disorder or simply a form of
eczema. Even physicians are often '
puzzled in their diagnosis. The best
way for any one afflicted is to go to
W. H. Sudhoffs or any good druggist
who handles pure drugs and obtain SO
cents' worth of poslam. Apply 'this,
and if the itching stops at once and
the trouble is cured In a few days it
may be set down as having been ecze
ma, as this is the way poslam acta ia
the worst cases of eczema, and in cur
ing acne, herpes, blotches, tetter,
piles, salt rheum, rash, barber's and
other forms of itch, scaly scalp, and
all surface skin affections.
Those who will write to the Emer
gency Laboratories, No. 32 West
wentv- fifth Street New York, can
secure, by mall free of charge, a sup
ply suffiCMat to cure a small eczema
surface or clear a complexion over
night and remove pimples in twenty
four hours.
(American News Servlca)
Rome, Sept 21. That the duke of
the Abruzzl had asked for a year's
command of a vessel in order to kec;
from meeting Miss Katherlne Elklns
in Europe, was the report current here
today. The duke will sail for a pro
longed cruise off northern Europe in
December, commanding a flying squad
ron of three cruisers.
. Your nerves must be fed with pure,
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"u Diuvu, w lucre wiu am uvuvw.
poory nerves;
ana weaz nerves mean nervousness,
neuralgia, headaches, debility. Weak
nerves need good food, fresh sir, and
Avers non-slconouc ssrsspawua.
- 415 Hain St

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