Newspaper Page Text
LARGER QUARTERS DEMAND OF BOARD TO GO TQ SCHOOL THE RICHMOND PALLADIU3I AND SUX-TELEGRA3I, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1909. State Accounting Department May Have to Be Moved Out of State House. TO EXAMINE THE RECORDS ALL PUBLIC DOCUMENTS WILL BE INVESTIGATED, THE BOARD RULES, FOR A CONSIDERABLE PERIOD BACK. (Palladium Special) Indianapolis, Dec. 24. The state ac counting board is saying that it ha3 not sufficient room in its present quar ters in the state house to carry on it3 business and it is possible that tbc governor may have to draw on bis con tingent fund to pay rent for office rooms outside the sUte capitol. This matter has been presented to the gov ernor and he has it under considcra tlon. The board is sending to the township trustees throughout the state a copy of an order issued by the governor and a resolution adopted by the board. Un der the order the governor directs, as required by the statute "the examina tion of all public records back to the time when the liability of bondsmen ceases; and if at that point in the ex amination the examiners believe that there are irregularities in the accounts of officials prior to that time who are solvent and responsible, they shall in vestigate the accounts of such offi cials." What Provision It. The resolution of the board provides that where irregularities are found in an examination "of township trustees and other public officials, where the Ir regularities have occurred from failure to follow the strict letter of the law, but where the public has had value re ceived for the expenditures which have been made by public officials, and where such expenditures have been lawfully authorized by proper action of public officials that the field examiner shall assist such public officials in making all necessary entries as to val Idate such public expenditures." The board further found that no prosecution shall be instituted except as against dishonest officials and ac tions shall not be brought against pub lie officials unless the record fairly discloses that such officials have been using their offices for private gain. Blank bonds in the sum of $1,000 have been sent to all of the one hun dred men who were recently appointed field examiners, and they are instruct ed to execute the bonds and return them not later than January 1. It is expected that the full hundred men will be kept busy for twelve to fif teen months in making the first gener al examination of all public offices in the state. After this has been done it is believed by Chief Accountant Dehority that the force can he reduced to fifty men. The men making the best records as field examiners in the gen eral examination and inspection will be retained. Before YOU slip or get the grippe, INSURE with E. B. KNOLLENBERG Room 6, Knollenberg Annex. Accident, Health, Life and Fire Insurance. WE HAVE FOR 8ALE INVESTMENT PROPERTY e) Good for 10 net Income. WM. H. BRADBURY eVON. 1 A 3 Westcott Block. 7i lfcln st icSMOI. Hi M DEAD THAT Christmas List WITH KPAE Any size and price. A com plete line IV. II. Ross Drug Co., 84 MAIN LEANDER With the Blanden Players IP? mm-at t Uncle Tom'e Cabin. Al. W. Martin's mammoth double production of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" will appear at the Gennett tomorrow, with a matinee at 3 o'clock. The rendition of Uncle Tom by this well known and well liked company will never grow old. This management evidently believes in the maxim: "What's worth doing at all is worth doing well." There runs through this grand story a pathos peculiarly touch ing and sweet. It speaks the univer sal language of the heart. It reflects like a mirror the innermost phases of the human emotions. It is more than a play it is a moral classic. It argues for two of the greatest themes that can engage the mind human lib erty and the immortality of the soul. Notwithstanding the frequent produc tion" of this play, it is never produced in the sumptuous manner by other companies as it is in Martin's. It is like meeting an old friend after a year's absence. In his theatric offer ing, Manager Kibble has brought to gether all the requisites that go to make up a really great production and one it will be a real loss to miss. "Mary's Lamb." The part of Leander Lamb is one which is particularly well suited to the humorous tendencies of Richard Carle, and his forthcoming appear ance at the Gennett in "Mary's Lamb" will be a pleasant surprise to the the ater going public of Richmond. At the Murray. The Four Benningtons head the bill with one of the most expensive acts that has ever appeared on the vaude ville stage in this city. They carry their own scenery and this feature adds much to the popularity of their act. Arthur Deming, the well known minstrel man formerly with the Vo gel's minstrels, is also appearing in a black face act. Mr. Deming needs no introduction in this city or any other city as his reputation precedes his appearance in any city. His jokes and songs are new and original and they are of the kind that always brings a good hearty laugh. Mr. Dem ing is perfectly at home on the stage and has the attention of the audience upon his first entrance on the stage. Renfrow and Jansen present a com edy sketch entitled "The Second Mr. Fiddle." The funny' circumstance of a Mr. Fiddle when he voluntarily takes the place of a dummy are sure to please every audience and bring many hearty laughs. Two of the cleverest gymnasts on the vaudeville stage are appearing this week. Their work is exception ally good and they display an unusual amount of strength, and muscle. Blanden Player. With a repertoire of plays that is bound to attract attention for their merit, and the majority of which will be seen here for the first time at pop ular prices. The Blanden Players, will inaugurate a week of high class pro ductions at the Gennett Theater Mon day evening next in the Broadway i Theater success, "By Right of Sword, a Russian comedy drama dealing with the social and political intrigues mili tary circles in the Russian capitol. II o I BLANDEN. at the Gennett next week. The plot is an interesting one, the comedy bright, while the scenes and climaxes border on sensationalism. Mr. Leander Blanden will be seen in the role made famous by James K. Hackett, and the press have been unanimous in the praise of his excel lent work in the role, as well as that of the associate players in the cast. AH the special scenery, electrical ef fects and costumes used in the origi nal presentation of the bill have been secured by Mr. Blanden and a produc tion complete in detail will be given. As a special inducement to the ladies for the initial performance, the usual ladies free offering will be extended for Monday night. Stung For 15 Years by Indigestion's pangs trying many doctors and $200.00 worth of medicine in vain, B. F. Ayscue, of Ingleside, N. C, at last used Dr. King's New Life Pills, and writes they wholly cured him. They cure Constipation, Bilious ness, Sick Headache, Stomach, Liver, Kidney and Bowel troubles. 25c at A. O. Luken & Co. Seeking a Complaint. A young lady who appeared to be in perfect health, but who bad a very worried expression upon her blooming face, entered the consulting room of a New York physician early last sum mcr. "Doctor," she said, "it is absolutely essential that I go to White Sulphur Springs." "Ob. perhaps not!" tbe physician re marked reassuringly. "Tell me. fully your symptoms, What do you expect to cure at the springs?" "That is just what I came to you to find out, doctor." she confessed. "You see, I have got to talk with . papa. What do you go to White Sulphur to be cured of Exchange. He Wanted to Know. "And now," said the temperance lec turer in confusion, "I shall be glad to answer any questions concerning tbe baleful results of the use of Intoxi cants." A man with a red nose arose in tbe audience and said: "Yon have studied intoxication for many years?" "For thirty-two years, sir, and I" "Well, I want to ask, in justice to the drinking classes, if you ever in all that time saw a drunken man holding up a lamppost as he is usually pictured In the funny papers?" Life. An average of thirteen personB a day who use the railroads of the country for footpaths therefor with their lives. Drive Out Rheumatism with tbc remedy that bu rertored ban died of rheumatic cripple to health and Vi fror. Let ua send their testimony. Drue giata everywhere recommend and ell CROCKER'S Rheumatic Cure . Dra- Ce- Warren. I. or eale at Me a tmttle by Clem.ThUtlethwmlte Vf . H Bodnoff II! A UNIQUE WAY Prediction That In Fifty Years Children Will Be Sent By Tubes. SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY SO THE LITTLE ONES CAN STUDY AND GROW OUTSIDE THE DIRT AND NOISE OF THE CITIES A LITTLE GLIMPSE. Chicago, Dec. 24. The evolution of Chicago's public school system as forecast bv school architect D. H. Perkins is to consist of two principal J stages of development in the next fifty years: The first is to be increased hight of school buildings, and tbe second near tbe close of the semi-centennial period will be a perfect system of transportation which will permit the moving of the schools "out into the country. "We will shoot the children out through pneumatic tubes every morn ing, away from the dirt and noise of the city, into fields, groves and parks to school," was the architect's enthus iastic prophecy. "And in the evening we will shoot them back again." The architect insisted that this prophecy is not a mere Utopian vision, but is the result of a study of school conditions and the work of providing school sites and buildings for tbe board of education. It was prompted by a discussion of an annual report of the school board of New York city which has been received in Chicago. Eight Stories in New York. "New York is building schools eight stories high now," he said. "They have been building them six stories for years, while the highest we have in Chicago is four stories. There is economy in high buildings where sites are expensive. We will be forced to adopt the higher building, and within the next twenty years I shall not be surprised to see ten-story school build ings in Chicago. "Fifty years from now we will have perfected a system of transportation. While business men are coming down town in the morning children will be sent out to the schools, which will be on the outskirts of the city. In the evening the children will be brought back and they will not be on crowded street cars. The transportation will solve the problem of expensive school sites." Some Figures of Cost. Mr. Perkins pointed out that the cost of the average six-story school building in New York, containing eighty-five classrooms and 3,600 seats, is $523,000, while the new four-story buildings in Chicago, with an average J of thirty rooms and 1,500 seats, are to be erected at a cost of $160,000 each. New York had in 1908 an invest ment in school sites and buildings amounting to $122,403,000, while Chi cago's investment amounts to $40,000. 000. New York has a little more than double Chicago's school population. The total disbursements of the New York school board for the year 1908 amounted to $36,840,000 while that of Chicago for the same year was ap proximately $12,000,000. New York spent to increase school plants $9, 550,000. while Chicago's building fund for schools is $4,000,000 a year. STATUE OFMLLACE Will Be Unveiled at the Nation al Capital on January Eleventh. IS OF CARRARA MARBLE (American News Service) Washington, Dec. 24 An event of historical and literary importance will be the unveiling of the statue of Gen eral Lew Wallace in the Hall of Fame in the capitol on Jan. 11th. The statue is of Carrara marble. The figure, which is the work of Andred O'Connor of Paris, is clad in the uni form of a major general of the United States army and presents a heroic at titude. One of the interesting features of the ceremony will be the presence of Gen eral Wallace's two grandsons. Lew Wallace Jr., and Noble Wallace. The cord that will unveil the statue will be pulled by Lew Wallace. Both the house of representatives and Senate will be officially represent ed at the unveiling. William Allen Wood will make the presentation speech and Governor Tom Marshall, on behalf of the State of Indiana will respond. Senator Albert J. Beveridge will deliver an address in honor of the occasion. A poem written for the occasion, will be read by its author, James Whitcomb Riley, a life long friend of General Wallace. The Indiana Society will have a Wallace meeting and the sur vivors of the Eleventh Indiana regi ment, which was General Wallace's command in the early part of the civil war, will attend this gathering. General Wallace waa the author of the celebrated book "Ben Hur." The coat of a red setter normally stands cat fairly clearly against hea ther of the ordinary hue; when, how ever. It gets soaked with rain it dar kens very much and blends very clos ely with the heather. The Gordon setters, are pernaps. the worst in this regard of assimilating with the color of heather, and so being liable to get a charge of shot Country Life. Indiana Coal Shortage is Feared Railroads Are Demanding the Output in the Mines for Their Own Consumption at the Present Time. Terre Haute, Ind., Dec. 24. The railroad companies are demanding most of the coal that will be lifted from Indiana mines now lor their own use. The custom is to notify the op erators the night before the number of cars that will be left at his mine during the night to be loaded the next day with coal mined that day, that he may know how many miners to put to work at 7 o'clock in the morning. Un til the first of the week there had been no car shortage at Indiana mines, but this week not half enough have been sent. in. The Southern Indiana Wednesday evening first asked if the operator would turn over the filled cars to the railroad company for its own use. If not, his mine was scratched from the list of mines to be served during the night. The Big Gour is doing the same. No More Confiscation. The' old plan of confiscating tbe coal in transit and telling the operator of it afterward has been abandoned by those roads which have mines on their own tracks. Yesterday the Big Four loaded a train of cars at a West Terre Haute mine and had an engine in wait ing to rush it to Indianapolis. It was not secret among operators that the road management had permitted the supply there to run down to seven or eight cars when several hundred car loads is a minimum for that point where many engines from various di visions get their coal. The Indiana mines are not being worked two-thirds time, and there are orders in for a full-time output for sev eral weeks to come. But if this cold weather continues the railroads will impose their own wants between the mine and the public to a larger extent than might be supposed. In tbe first place, the locomotive burns a third more coal in this kind of weather. In the second place, tbe holidays increase the traffic and number of engines in use. Short of Motive Power. There is not a coal car shortage in the old sense. There are plenty of "empties" but there is a shortage of motive power to get them to the mines and to get the loaded cars away to mar ket. The Big Four has had a block ade of loaded cars in Terre Haute this week. There is another shortage and one which the railroad companies do not make public in these days, when train crew service brotherhoods are asking for an increase in wages. There is a shortage of men, something that has not been mixed with the "car shortage" of other winters. There is not a road that has all tbe engineers, firemen, conductors and brakemen it requires for freight service. Indiana operators have information that there is not yet a coal famine in the cities, but ten days or two weeks of this weather may bring about such conditions as the cities have never ex 0 STAG DEAD ESs 81.C0 Paart KJ The test ty test1 L-vJ Exctastve sgeats Wdisrf Wise t4 Li;r Cs. 1f N. Ms St Phes) 1S70. We close the Christmas season with one of the most prosperous years in the history of our store therefore we feel a duty in wishing our friends A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR Yours, JENKINS & CO. perienced. There is another cause yet to have its effect the idleness of min- j ers in the holiday week. Though the railroads should be able to set in "empties" next week, there will be only a few men ready to dig coal. Satur day is the regular semi-monthly pay day. but the pay will be made today, and if a third of the eighteen thousand Indiana miners are ready to work next week, not because of dissipation, but because it is an old custom to observe a full week for tbe holiday season, it will be more than in former years. i In tbe last few days there has been no concerted advance in prices at the mines, but yesterday and today offers of higher prices have been made by customers. A week more of the pres ent conditions will double the price customers offer for coal. For every man, woman and child in this country there in manufactured each week more than twelve pounds of finished iron and steel products. State of Ohio. City of Toledo. Lucas County. sa. Frank J. Cheney makes oath that ha is senior partner of the firm of h" J. Cheney & Co.. doing; business in the City of Toledo. County and State afore said, and that raid firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by th use of Hall's Catarrh Cure. FRANK J. CHEXET. Sworn to before me and subscribed In my presence, this ith day of Decem ber. A. D. 1886. (Seal.) A. W. G LEA SOX, Notary Public Hall's Catarrh Cure 1s taken Inter nally, and acts directly on the bloods and mucous surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials free. F. J. CHENEY CO.. Toledo, O. Sold by all Druggists. 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. euuiraetttt Ylhioatiir TOMORROW CHRIOTMAO DAY UNCLE TOH'S CADI TO Watch for the Big Street Parade at Noon. Special Matinee at 3 P. M. Prices, 13, 25, 35 and 50c; children, 10c. Evening 15, 23, 33 and 50c Seats now selling. ... GENNETT THEATRE ... ALL HEXT WEEK Seats on Sale Tomorrow Morning for The Blanden (Players - Ladies Free Monday Night Under Usual Conditions. OPENING PLAY: "BY RIGHT OF SWORD." Matinee. Daily, Starting Tuesday, 10c Evenings. 10. 20 and SOc 117 xdl A ION Thursday OuIER G. 17CELAN Feed ficd Seed Stere 33 S. CD SL ftzzz 1(7$ PALLADIUM WANT ADS PAY. El U RRAY'S APPROVED VAUDEVILLE WEEK OFDCCCttOER 20 THE FOUR BENNINGTONS America's Representative Farceurs ARTHUR DEMING The Famous Minstrel Man. 3 OTHER BIG ACTS. MATINEE. 2:30: any seat, 10c EVENING. 7:43 and :00; prices 10. 15 and 20c. Lose seats. 25c Matinee prices Christmas same as evening prices. LosEyr.i... Thursday Afternoon and Evening, Fri day Evening and Saturday Morn ing, Afternoon and Evening.