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THE KICHliOND VXLAOkDlVU AND SUH'-TEUSGKAM. MONDAY, SEPTE5IBEII 27, 1909.
Tb 1 too:d PallE-Ira . and Sin-Teiegraro Published and owned Toy the . VACXADITM PRINTING CO. , Issued f dsra each week, evenings and Sunday morning- OffJce-Cornr North Btb and A streets Bom Phono 1121. RICHMOND. INDIANA. Redois G. Leeds Editor Claries M. Morcao. ..Maaaslos Editor Carl Bernhardt........ Associate Editor W. R. Pottadatoae. Nowa Editor. SUBSCRIPTION TERMS. In Richmond $5.00 per year (In ad vance) or 10c per week. , MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. 1 , One rear, in advance . . ....... 5.00 ....... 2.60 .45 mi montna, in advance ........ On month,, in advance ........ ," O RURAL ROUTKS. One year. In advance .......... Six months, in advance On month, in advance ......... .. 12.50 .. 1.60 .. .25 Address changed as often as desired; both new and old addresses must be riven. Subscribers will please remit with order, .which should be given for ft specific term; rame will not bo enter ed until payment la received. Entered at Richmond. Indiana, post office as aecond class mail matter. - , AaaoeJa'Jon of Amsrlcaa Advertisers t N'aw Viwb -: i. - - tarn inrTTilin J a tfca d Hems Gathered in From Far and Near Historical Floats. From the New York World. V The half hundred historical floats which are .to be a feature of the Hudson-Fulton celebration will graphical ly depict the city's development from the Indian through the Dutch and co lonial periods to the present' time. They will form a striking panorama of municipal progress. Yet as re gards their historical significance the man in the street watching the page ant pass has seen more real history in the making during a brief lifetime than will be represented by these tab leaux of Indian chiefs and colonial governors. A modern mayor of New York in a single administration helps to make more real history than was made by all Manhattan's Dutch, and English, governors combined. Thanks to the better conception of what his tory Is which we owe to a new breed of, historians, it is not the kings and captains who make a nation's history. They are but pawns In a game in which wars are effects rather than causes. It is not what Peter Stuyve sant did that constitutes the history of the infant metropolis, but what the people were doing under his governor ship, what their mode of life was and what social and political changes they were influencing. Faunal Specimens. From the Syracuse Herald. This is going to be a great year for the Smithsonian Institution. Soaking the Explorers. From the Milwaukee Times-Leader. Won't it be hard for the explorers when they get home to pay, a dime for a chunk of ice weighing five pounds? The Old Pole. ' From the Detroit News. Perhaps up north there is both a positive and a negative pole, but then both of 'em are positive about it. Net a Pleasant Place From the Milwaukee Free Press. Neither Drt Cook nor Dr. peary tar ried long at the north pole. They were both as anxious to get away as they were to get there. ' Bad Streets. From the Baltimore American. Municipal progress is apparent in everything but the character and qual ity of Baltimore's streets. Affidavits Needed. From the Baltimore' Sun. There are still a few old-fashioned women who wear their own hair. TWINKLES (By Philander Johnson) . A Melancholy Oversight. V "Poor Columbus died in poverty!" said the sympathetic citlsen. "It was his own fault," answered the explorer.; ''Before he started in discovering things he neglected mak ing proper arrangements with publish , era." v- "Some men," said Uncle JSben. "is like de weather. De mo' it ain' fit to talk about, de mo' it insis'es on beln' noticed." " : Disappointing. The pumpkin is most fair to see. For, yellow luster you can't beat It; Perhaps that's why it seems to be A "gold brick" when you try to eat 1L , Climatic Ethnology. - "The glorious Indian summer will soon be here, said the enthusiast. - ."Indian summer doesn't make much , Impression.' said' the man who wits gets on my mind Is the possibility of an Eskimo winter." . Excusable Resentment. "It's really provoking said the fond mother, "baby always cries when we have company." "Well. answered Mr. Groucher, "you can't blame children for dlsllk lnf comnany. IX it weren't. for visit-. ANALYSIS OF DES MOINES PLAN. OFFICERS The legislative and administrative functions of city gov arnment are all vested in a mayor and four councilmen who are elected at large at a non-partisan election. ' - PRIMARIES All candidates for the above offices must file a petition ! signed by twenty-five legal voters. The two mayoralty candidates receiving the highest number of votes in " the primary become the candidates for mayor in the election., The eight councilmanic candidates, receiving the highest number of votes in the primary become the candidates for councilmen in the munic ipal election.. T ' , ' MANNER OF ELECTION In the final municipal election the mayor alty candidate receiving the highest number of votes becomes mayor; the four councilmanic candidates receiving the highest number of - votes are . elected. ' . TERM OF OFFICE The mayor and councilmen serve for a term of two years unless recalled by the people. ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL The mayor is the chairman of the council He has no veto, but before any meas ure goes into effect, it must be signed by the mayor and two councilmen. All the administrative and executive powers of municipal government are transferred from the former status of previous management to the may or and council. In the administrative side of the government each member of the city government is apportioned to the management of a department and take the place of all other city officers theretofore elected by the people. These departments are: 1. Public Affairs.' 2. Accounts and Finances. 3. Public Safety. , 4. Streets and Public Improvements. 5. Parks and Public Property. Kach councilman Is elected to the head of the above departments by a majority vote of the council. The council has the power to elect such other officers as police judge. clerk, solicitor, assessor, treasurer, auditor, civil engineer, marshal, fire chief, market master and all other officers and assistants. These are sub ordinate in power and may be removed from office by a majority of coun cil. . LEGISLATIVE POWERS IN DES MOINES PLAN The legislative powers are vested in the mayor and council under the restrictions of Initiative and referendum. INITIATIVE A petition accompanying any proposed ordinance signed by twenty-five per cent of the voters requesting that the ordinance be passed or be submitted to a vote of the people. Council must in that event either: (a) Pass the ordinance without alteration within twenty days. (b) Submit the measure to a special vote of the people unless a municipal election is to occur within ninety days. If the petition is signed by not less than ten or more than twenty-five . per cent of the voters, the Council shall within twenty days pass the measure and submit it to the people at the next city election occurring not more than thirty days after the petition has been presented. THE REFERENDUM No franchise may be granted by the council unless first submitted and: approved by a vote of the people. Ordinances do not go into effect for ten days. If during that time they are protested by twenty-five per cent of the voters, the ordinance is suspended aiwi follows the same procedure as under the initiative ..above mentioned. A majority vote against it of course acta as a veto. THE RECALL The holder of any elective office may at any time be removed by a vote of the people. This is done by a petition of ; twenty-five per cent of the voters at the last preceding election demand ' ing an election of a successor. The election follows the lines already " outlined as to the election, of officers with the exception that the name v'of the officer sought to be removed may be on the ticket. The election of course is final. f ' . ABANDONING THE PLAN. If twenty-five per cent of the legal vot ers shall after six years of the operation of, this plan desire to go back to the general laws of the State affecting municipal government they may petition for an election to decide the question. - A majority shall determine this question. , Ancient Clock Displayed Here Is a Very Probably the most unique novelty in the way of an antique relic, as weiras a most valuable one, is the old fash ioned eight day clock owned by Ben jamin F. Drischel, of 30 North Twelfth street, now on display in the window of Walter J. Feeger, the Main street jeweler. The clock bears the uniqu3 distinction of being the only one of it3 kind ever seen by any local jewelers, and it is 'doubtful If there is another like it in the entire country. The estimated age of the clock is be tween 125 and 20 years, although there is no way of obtaining exact knowledge in this regard as a close in spection disclosed the fact that it bore no date whatever. The clock is about nine feet high and about three and a half feet wide across the top. It strikes on the hour and at the time of strik ing plays a beautiful tune. The clock's repertoire consists of thirteen old-fashioned German airs, of a pecul iarly pleasing charm, and melodious ness. By pulling a cord the clock can also be made to play between the hours. The clock has been in the possession of the Drischel family for a number of years. It was brought to this country about SO years ago by Mr. Drischel's father, Jacob Drischel, from Germany. The face of the clock is profusely dec orated with flowers - and there is a small landscape at the top, in brilliant colors, which stand out with unusual distinctiveness, considering the age of the relic. Directly above the face, and sitting back a little. Is another land scape, a duck shooting scene. There ors1 they wouldn't have to recite or play pieces on the piano. The Banquet Habit, A hero has ventured 'mid perils im mense! ' Oh, how shall we show that we feel A gratitude vast and affection intense? -Oh. how shall we honor his zeal? Shall we deck) him with roses or 'crown him with bay, ' Or spread cloth of gold at his feet? Nay! Let us proceed In a practical way Let's all give him something to eat. How often we've heard of the wolf at ; -. " the door, ' . ' ' Of genius to all walks of life! " The statesman leaves office but sel dom with more Than enough, to buy gowns for his wife. The poet and painter oft blow out the gas, . Declaring that fame Is a cheat. So let's help the great ones along as ' they pass, . By giving them something to eat. Highly Prized Curio are three small wooden figures of men in the foreground which revolve when the clock plays an air. The body of the clock is of cherry wood, the lower portion being made in this country. The works of the clock are Interesting and of a very high order of workman ship. There are a number of small music tubes varying In size and on the order of a pipe organ, through which air is forced In some manner and pro ducing the music sounds. The clock keeps perfect time and is attracting a great deal of attention. Some idea of its great age may be learned from the fact that the keys are lettered in the old style through H Instead .of repeat ing the alphabet again at the letter G. In the olden days It Is said music was lettered in this manner. Mr. Drischel has been offered fabu lous sums for the clock from all over the country, but he stated that he does not Intend to sell the article. Mr. Drischel is a brother to Daniel Dris chel, marshal at Cambridge City. Millionaire ne Was Twenty-one . The arch pmwiKHior of .all times was Cecil Rhodes. .When he was seventeen he bad been touched witb tuberculosis and ordered south. Arriving at his brother Ilerlrt cotton plantation In Africa in the midst of the second dia mond excitement, be. wilb Herbert, was drawn Into the "new rush." They took a claim at Cwlesbnrg at 30 shil lings a niiiutti rental, lu a few weeks earn leased a full claim, all tbe law allowed. Cecil it bodes set himself to get the law to allow one man to own two claims, then ten aud then as many as be could lay bold of. So well did Itbodes keep pace witb ebanging regulations that be returned to Eng land at nineteen a millionaire! Frank lin Clarkin In Everybody's. Not Equipped. "I'd never go up in a balloon. " ' "Of course not. . where would you get the sand V Philadelphia Ledger. We wast to cve every 9iu ana sj. tdcss vno can qct ccinc csatea t&e cay cca cczzz ta ' electric arc Usnts, wWch fcrlns oct the cc!cr cl ccis. EMMdDlMS UPPER MICHIGAN TAKES JO BUTTER New Industry Rapidly Grow ing in Thinly Settled Districts. START MANY CREAMERIES SEVERAL PLANTS ALREADY ES TABLISHED ARE THRIVING AND BUTTER MAKING IS BECOMING VERY POPULAR. Marquette, Mich., Sept, 27. Butter making In upper Michigan is gradual ly taking on the proportions of an Im portant industry. Several creameries have been established within recent years, and so successful have they been that others are springing up In various portions of the region. The peninsula is still very sparsely set tled, but its population is increasing standlly, and with the growth of the farming community it Is promised that the number of creameries will become legion. The latest butter making plant to go into commission has been established at Skandla, Marquette county. The company is composed wholly of farm ers. The capital stock is $5,000. Milk from four hundred cows is being deliv ered to the plant daily and next year much more will be furnished. Another new creamery is being erect ed in Felch township, Dickinson coun ty. The capitalization in this case is $4,800, and practically all the stock it held by farmers in the surrounding county. A third new creamery in Upper Mich igan is being established at Chatham. Alger county. So enthusiastically was the project received that within forty-eight hours after the scheme was launched the stock of $5,0OO had been subscribed, a contract for the erection of the creamery had been awarded and excavating for the foun dation of the plant had been started. GOODRICH PLANS . A QUICK SERVICE C, C. & L. Receiver Would Purchase Some Speedy Motor Engines. MAY PETITION THE COURT HOWEVER, FEDERAL JUDGE, WHO IS PRACTICING STRICT ECONO MY MAY NOT AGREE WITH GOODRICH'S VIEWS. James Goodrich, receiver for the C, C. & L. railroad company, and promi nent in state politics, is considering the advisability of asking Judge An derson of the federal court, for an ap propriation to purchase six gasoline motor engines for the C, C. & L. rail road to be used between this city and Cincinnati, in order to give the trav eling public quick service. However, Mr. Goodrich has an idea that the federal court will not receive his request with favor, or he would have made it several weeks ago. . The court has advised the strictest possible economy. . Arc Big Success. Gasoline motor engines have proven a big success on several roads for quick service for short trips. They can be operated with absolute safety at a fas ter rate of , speed than a traction or railroad train. Some of the cars are geared to a speed of a hundred mile;) an hour. That such a service between here and Cincinnati would prove profitable Is the contention held by Mr. Good rich. It is believed that the time of the trip would be cut down to approx imately ona hour. Rowley, tbe kngiteu violinist. was hard to bent on his perseverance against oue wbo bad incurred bis 111 will. Itowley bad a quarrel with a horse dealer named Brant. It was a trivial manor, but Rowley took tb next bouse to Brant, set up a piano, bought a cornet and proceeded to make insomnia for Brant. After one or two assanlt cases In court Brant moved. Rowley bought nut the next door neighbor and followed witb piano am! coruet. Brant went to law. but found be could do nothing. Failing, be toot: a detached bouse. Then Rowley hired brass bands and organs and assailed him, This was actionable, and Row ley paid 11.000 for his revenge.-London Tatler. A Tactful Politician. I Knicker Does he mend bis fences? Rocker in. but leaves tbe knot- one the opportcslly to see CSM(B Is "Richmond's i i K dti ' H The new prospectus of the Young Men's Christian association, which is entitled - "Richmond's Best Invest ment," has been published and Is ready for distribution. It is very attract ively illustrated with views of the dif ferent departments, in fact the pro spectus being made up more of illus trations than of reading matter. The foreword of the prospectus is as fol lows: Tbe Toung Men's Christian Associa tion is a club for the pleasure and pro fit of its members. It provides de lightful social fellowship, supplements the home, fosters the development of tbe body, mind and spirit It is ac- ; cessible to all self-respecting men and is a public as well as an Individual benefit. Business Review of The Past Week by Henry Clews New York, Sept 27. The large financial and speculative interests are still supporting the stock market, and any discussion of financial prospects must necessarily be subject to thr-Ir movements predicated upon the whims of exigencies of their present Interests. Dealing however, with the fundamen tal situation, which in the long run must prevail, there appears no question that developments are converting it in to one of increasing burden for manip ulative Interests, and the features to be watched In the current period of strain are indications of the endurance, strength and determination of the ma nipulators. The week's news devel opments have been a discouragement to those outside interests who becama enthusiastic over market prospects im mediately after the death of Mr. Har riman. There have been a number of specific disappointments. In the first place the speeches of President Taft It his tour of the West have exercised a rather unsettling Influence upon hold ers of securities. They suggest that the trend towards national supervision of accumulated capital did not end with the retirement of the president's Immediate predecessor; and Mr. Taft's distinct statement that , recommenda tions are to be made to congress at the December session, of a character calcu lated to reopen discussion and action on corporation matters of a controver sial character, can hardly he viewed as a favorable stock market influence. A large percentage of the very heavy advance that has taken place In the Stock Exchange price level since the Inauguration of President Taft In March last has been based upon the be lief that legislative antagonism to ac cumulated capital as such was on the wane and that just as surely as na tional political sentiment moderated so would state, county, municipal and lesser governmental organisations fall into line. Holders of securities began to feel free from care in this direction; they quite freely admitted that the Roosevelt policy, while perhaps at times unnecessarily harsh, had not been without its very pronounced ben efits upon the financial and business fabric as a whole, and that changes had been forced quite as necessary as for the moment they were unsettling and perhaps temporarily disastrous. Ths president's speeches, especially thtat at Des .Moines, havs suddenly mads it clear that great questions affecting the financial markets that were considered settled are. In fact, not settled and that the opening of congress will again become the source of uneasiness and uncertainty among large railroad and industrial managers and owners. The president announces, tor Instance, that he will urge the establishment of what ' will In effect be an interstate com merce court of appeals to consider ap peals from rates fixed by the com merce commission; be will also recom mend the extension under certain con ditions, of th epowers of the interstate commerce commission to Include th? fixing of rates; he will urge legislation tie sciprls!s3 valcss Best Investment" It is not a prayer meeting, not in athletic club, not a business college, not a concert hall. It combines tho best features of all and does much more. Leading men In business, pul pit and state craft have given It the highest praise and are its most cordial supporters. The announcements and illustrations on these pages will be of special inter est to the young men of Richmond. Are you a member? If not, run in some time and let us have a chat with you about the plans for this sea son's work. We are to make this a banner year. You can help us do it Don't stop to knock. Come In. No Introductions necessary. The building Is open every day in the year. preventing one Interstate railroad com pany owning stock In a competing In terstate company and compelling roads owning such stock to dispose of their holdings within a given time. The president announces that he will also seek legislation to prevent tbe overis sue of stocks and bonds and to prevent also the watering of stocks. His posi tion la that the permission of the In terstate Commerce Commission for the issue of such new securities must first be obtained and that the commission itself must make a careful and formal inquiry before granting such permis sion, and that in no case must stock be issued for less than par. Other rec ommendations are to be made to con gress by the president on much the same lines, and taking the legislative outlook as a whole the executive's po sition becomes one of distinct import ance to holders of securities. Some of the recommendations, possibly all of them, havs In view the creation of improved conditions In the financial world, with a distinct tendency to wards steadying the list of security val ues. On the other hand, the danger should not be overlooked of any at tempt by the government to take from railroad managers the proper duties of their various offices. . It will not do to place the management of our great railroad and industrial enter prises upon a plane that shall in effect be purely mechanical, a plane where experience,' judgment and ability shall not count and where financial experi ence and backing shall not be necessn hy. The preservation of enterprise fa quite as necessary as the suppression of abuses, especially conditions that J have In deference to human nature arisen from a too concentrated control of public utilities. On the other hand the first reception of the president's plans is apt to be considered too seri ously. Mr. Taft la a man of excep tional tact and firmness; he earea noth ing for spectacular display; and these two features may be accepted aa a de rided protection against tbe creation of a national legislative situation sim ilar to that current during the closing years of the preceding administration. Mr. Taft has shown no disposition to abrogate to himself any powers not ac knowledged to be well within the prov ince of the executive. He Is not en deavoring to be at once the legislative branch and the executive branch of tbe government Therefore his recom mendations are likely to be thoroughly discussed and their value appraised be fore they take their place on the star ute books. The restriction upon the arbitrary issue of securities will pro vide a distinct check upon the char acter of concentration so clearly exem plified In the Harriman system of railroads, or. to go still further back. In the Gould and Vanderbilt system. A check upon arbitrary financing means a check upon combinations that as a first requisite must have the nec essary financial backing; and the net result, therefore, will be that combina tions would not be possible until exam ined and approved. The president's tve ere cotvfca la crzr fc! vzs Cciiv w mm An Oil Stove will heat up the rooms these eeel days at m very lew cost. Economical and comfort able giving. Sell for S3J0. Jcts Dcrdnm . G5.00 or 010.C0 May Save Yoa a World cf Trccrca 1LAKIQ on household goods, pianos, fix tures, horses and vehicles, etc etc. made quietly and quickly. No red tape or unnecessary de lay. Monthly or weekly pay ments arranged to . suit tht Strictly Private lig is the weekly payment on a $50 loan for fifty weeks. Oth er amounts In the same propor tion. Loans mad in all parts of the city; also surrounding towns and country. Ke guaran tee lowest rates and absolute secrecy. Ten seerd not leave your home to get a loan. It yoa need money and cannot call at our office, fill out and mall to us the following blank and we will tend a repressnta tive to you. Name ..........V............ Address Amount Wanted .............. Kind of Security Richmond Loon Company , Colonial Bids, ' HB .SHE EI2ncl3 Cct3 CarocnTrcc!i Oct. Id Get Prtcco U to (taer G. Utin X3S. . ldeaa may therefore not be highly revolutionary in themselves But not the least depressing features tonnected with their progress will be the tendency by parties affected by them to distort their true significance. It may tana be taken for granted that congress when it convenes In Decem ber will be the source of ao little un certainty and nervousness la stock ex change circles. Our chef says Oeld Medal Fto-nr sets. Vbsosica. PALLADIUM WANT AOS. PAY. Q1.25 Cincinnati 131011 te Pennsylvania ya Train leaves Richmond. 7 a. so. f-i fefTT 1 Vr T-" hv NlnCi end Mc3n ... v