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TOE RICHMOND PALXADITJ3I AND SUX-TEL.EGRA3I, FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1910.
PAGE THREE LET THE PEOPLE TAKE ACTION ON LIOUOHUESTiON Legislature, Says Shumaker, Would Balk on Statutory Prohibition, But Would Agree to a Referendum. PEOPLE MUST PLEDGE THEIR LEGISLATORS Not to Repeal Any of Existing Liquor Laws, He Says, This Action Not Being Duty of The "League." (Palladium Special) Indianapolis, Jan. 21. In addition to his statement of yesterday setting forth the purposes of the Indiana An ti-Saloon league, E. S. Shumaker, su perintendent of the league today gave out another statement giving the reas ons why he believes the trustees of the league acted wisely recently when they decided to make a stand for state wide prohibition by constitutional amendment rather than by statutory provisions. In his statement in regard to the policy of the league Mr. Shu maker said that a legislature must be elected that would be against the re peal of any of the present liquor laws and that would be in favor of state wide prohibition ultimately. He ex plained though that he believed that the task of pledging candidates for the legislature to stand for a prohi bition amendment should be left to the people of the different counties rather than to the officers of the anti saloon league. He declared also that the question should, be kept entirely out of politics, but that the followers of all parties should be enlisted for the cause. Mr. Shumaker's additional statement given out today was as fol lows: Rule by the People. "The plan of the constitutional amendment will put the question up to the people. It will be ruled by the people of the entire state. The whole state is affected by the evils of the liquor traffic as is witnessed by the existence of penal institutions, asy lums, etc., which are liable upon the entire state. "It will be easier to induce the gen eral assembly to pass a joint resolu tion twice than statutory prohibition once as it is simply a referendum to the people and fewer legislators will deny the people the opportunity to de cide this question than would refuse to pass statutory prohibition. "This policy is in keeping with the fundamental principles of the league accomplishing the reform by follow ing the line of least resistance. This plan also will appeal to the public. Many who would oppose the enact ment of a so-called arbitrary statutory law will gladly join with temperance workers in securing the submission of state-wide prohibition to the people and will also help to secure its adop tion. This method of procedure therefore commands a much larger following. "This plan will' not be open to the objection of forcing prohibition onto 1he people before they are ready for it. The county option law will have had ample time to win adherents for the final enactment against the liquor traffic because by the latter part of 1913 the voters of the state will have had sufficient opportunity to learn how county option decreases drinking and drunkenness, reduces crime and poverty. In other words county option will have served as an excellent ob ject lesson to the people of the stale and will have prepared them for the extension of the anti-saloon idea to the entire state. Building for Posterity. "It should not be forgotten that we are building not for the immediate Food Fermenting Causes Indigestion future and the present only, but for posterity as well. Any legislature can repeal a siaxui-urji endciiueni, DUt a constitutional amendment can be re pealed only by the same procedure as that by which it was originally enacted the passage of a joint reso lution in two succeeding sessions of the legislative assembly and then its adoption by the people themselves. Hence constitutional prohibition when once enacted is practically beyond all possibility of repeal. This can not be said of statutory prohibition." It is understood that the statement of Mr. Shumaker that the representa tives of the Anti-Saloon league shall not attempt to pledge candidates for the legislature on the prohibition am endment question but shall leave this to the people of the counties is not in accord with the original ideas of Mr. Shumaker. This announcement is said to be the result of one of the concessions he made to the conserva tive ones of the league who believe that the league should proceed slowly toward state-wide prohibition. QUEER ACTING MAf" IS HELD AT JAIL Invades Homes in South End, Pleads Temporary In sanity, Is Released. HE WAS SOON RETURNED BECAUSE HE ALMOST DROVE WORKERS IN RAILROAD YARDS FRANTIC BY JUMPING IN FRONT OF THE TRAINS. A man giving his name as Fred Baker caused considerable excitement in the south end yesterday afternoon by his peculiar actions. His queer movements caused a general feeling of alarm to prevail among the resi dents in that section of the city. The man was evidently harmless, howev er. His favorite form of amusement seemed to consist in entering differ ent houses without the formality of knocking or ringing the door bell and after throwing the excited occupants into a near panic, would calmly make his exit and repeat the performance at another house. He was arrested and' stated that he was subject to temporary insanity spells. The man said that he had no home or rela tives. Wanted to Leave Town. He stated in the city court this morn ing that he wanted to get to Hot Springs, and as he seemed perfectly rational at the time, he was released from custody. About 1 o'clock this afternoon, how ever, Patrolman Vogelsong brought Baker into headquarters again and locked him up. The man was arrest ed in the east end Pennsylvania yards. He almost set the employes themselves crazy by jumping in front of passing freight trains and by climbing over moving box cars. When placed in a cell in the city jail this afternoon, the periodical lunatic tore all his clotlles from his body and attempted to set them afire before the matches were taken away Jfrom him. TO INVADE DETROIT Lopal Lodge of Elks to Send a Big Delegation to the Meeting There. OPE TO CAPTURE PRIZE An organization has been formed among the members of the local Elks lodge, known as the Detroit club, which is for the puropse of raising futids sufficient to meet the expense of sending a large delegation of local Elks? to Detroit next summer to attend the Grand lodge meeting. Those who make the trip will be cos tumed like the delegation to the Cin cinnarti Grand lodge meeting .several years' ago. At that session of the Grand lodge the local delegation was awardpd a $500 prize for the best ap- Owes ! 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Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound, made from native roots and herbs, contains no narcotics or harm ful drags, and to-day holds the record for the largest number of actual cures of female diseases of any similar medi cine in the country, and thousands of Toluntarv testimonials are on-file in the Pinkham laboratory at Lynn, Mass., from women who have been cured from almost everv form of female complaints, inflammation, ul ceration, displacements, fibroid tumors, irregularities, periodic pains, backache, indigestion and nervous prostration Every such suff erinor woman owes it tc herself to give Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a trial. If yon would like special advice about your case write a confiden tial letter to Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass. Her advice is free and always helpful. CHECK FROM STATE ONE HOSE MY TO BUY HIGH CLASS FOOTWEAR AT ME F(Q mm FF Wayne County Received Less Money From School Fund Than Paid In. CAUSE OF THE CONDITION County Treasurer Albert Albertson received from the state treasurer a check for $17,832.12 for the county's apportionment of the funds' received by the state for educational purposes. This county paid into this fund of the state the sum of $23,291.62, but ow ing to the fact that the county is very wealthy and the number of children is below the average, it does not re ceive an amount equal to that paid in. In some counties the reverse is true. Ripley county, for instance, pays into the state educational fund approxi mately $7,100 and the state pays back approximately $10,000. In that county the number of children is above the average and consequently the county receives more than it pays to the state. ALONE IN SAW MILL NIGHT AT MID unmindful of dampness, drafts, storms or cold, W. J. Atkins worked as Night Watchman, at Banner Springs, Tenn. Such exposure gave him a severe cold that settled on his lungs. At last he had to give up work. He tried many remedies but all failed till he used Dr. King's New Discovery. "After using one bottle he writes, "I went back to work as well as ever." Severe Colds, stubborn Coughs, inflamed throats and sore lungs. Hemorrhages, Croup and Whooping Cough get quick relief and prompt cure from this glor ious medicine. 50c and $1.00. Trial bottle free, guaranteed by A. G. Luken & Co. CASE IS DISMISSED Our new Shoe room is almost completed and when finished will be one of the most up-to-date Shoe de partments in the city. We Wish to apologize for the torn up condition our store has been in during this sale which was far beyond our expectations. Our shoe stock must be reduced more in order to make room for new Spring goods now in transit. The reason we can and do sell shoes cheaper than regular Shoe Stores, we equalize our profits from all our ten different departments. Saturday is the Last Day. All Shoes One-Fourth Off Specials From Our Ladies' and Men's Ready-to-Wear De partments Saturday Ladies coats and suits air reduc ed for quick selling Saturday. Ladies $10 suits and coats $6.95 Ladies $15 suits and coats $9.95 Misses $3.50 coats $4.39 Childrens plain and bear Skin coats one-half price. Ladies $10 skirts $5.95 Ladies $7.50 skirts $3.95 This has been the largest cloth' ing month we have ever had so far, which shows that we have the goods at the right price. Men's fine tailored $15:00 suits $9.95 Men's fine dress and business suits $6.95 Men's $10 overcoats .. ..$6.45 Men's $13.50 overcoats $8.95 Your choice of the best over coat in our stock .. ..$13.48 IRAJIIL, ROAD STORE MRS . SWITZER 111 CRITICAL SHAPE Alleged Assault on Her, When In Pregnant State, May Be Serious. WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL CHARLES EVANS, WHO ASSAULT ED WOMAN'S HUSBAND, EN TERS PLEA OF GUILTY AND MAKES AN OPEN THREAT. Charles Evans was arrested this morning for assault and battery on James Switzer, Wednesday at the home of the latter, on North Sixth street. He entered a plea of guilty in the city court and was assessed a fine of $o and costs. The fine was paid. When asked if he was guilty of an assault on Switzer, Evans replied that he was and would assault him again under similar circumstances. Evans alleged that Switzer had been telling lies on him. Switzer is alleeed to have said that The suit against Sarah and William ; Evans shoved his (Switzer's) wife Hartzler, brought by the Richmond j across the porch at his home when she Loan and Savings Association to fore close a mortgage, has been dismissed. Th costs have been paid and the matter satisfactorily adjusted. TheT local delegation, which Is ex pected! to be lriO strong by the time of the mfeeting, will go to Detroit in a speciall train. Beu Price will nave charge! of the arrangements. The fare will beV.S6.oO in all probability. "I got a box of Ml-o-na tablets for a earaiyce in the parade. distress in my stomach, and the first dose relieved me, and after I took the fourth I have not felt any more of it. I think it is a wonderful medicine." Hiram Shultz, Watseka, 111., July 27 '0!. If your stomach is out of order or distressed, no matter from what cause, Mi-o-na stomach tablets will give In stant relief, and if taken regularly, will cure Indigestion, acute or chronic, or money back. Every sufferer from stomach trouble, gas. belching, sour stomach, nervous ness, dizziness, and biliousness, should get a fifty cent box of Ml-o-na stomach tablets today and start a treatment. In three days' time the stomach and bowels will be thoroughly purified, cleaned and renovated, the sourness will go, and pure, sweet breath will take the place of foul breath. Continue the treatment for two weeks and the stomach will become so strong that it will be able to digest the heartiest meal without distress. A few Mio-na tablets will do this. Sold by druggists everywhere and by L H Fine. Booth's Pills best for constipation B5c. BASS BRINGS SUIT WllUSam Bass, a plumber, has brought suit against Clayton Hunt on foreclosure of mechanic's Hen, de mand $157.20. The plaintiff avers in his cfcmplaint that he did work and furnished supplies for the defendant and Ifias not been Daid on the account GOT TO EARN WAGES Hereafter councilmen will be expect ed to be present at council session or give very good excuse for their ab sence. If members fail to arrive at council, it is very probable that the police and patrol will be employed. Mayor Zimmerman has caught two or three of the councilmen with poor excuses for absence. Last evening, Councilman Bartel excused himself for his absence at the short session Mon day night, by saying that he arrived at the city building, but found all lights out and so returned home. His excuse was a good one and accepted. IPM17 Core catarrh or money b ,,,Vnst breathe it in. Complete outft" J fl THEIRPftBEHTS The Garfield school pupils will ho: a Regular night session this evening : y.hich the parents and friends of t; pupils are urgently invited to attet The school faculty have evolved u plan because it gives the fathers of t pupils an opportunity to review .0 work being done in the schools anc so ascertain the progress being n. ? by their children. It is anticipt that a large number of visitors s attend this evening's session. YOUNG MEN WANTED GOVERNMENT PAYS RAILWAY MAIL CLERKS $800 TO $1,400 A YEAR. Free Scholarships Are Offered. Uncle Sam holds spring examin es for railway mail clerks in this aity. le job is for life; hours are short, ry twice monthly and vacation, iny young man this is the oppor ty of a lifetime. Thousands of appointments are to js made. Common school education rM you need; city and country peo have equal chance. Start to pre pare now free information. Free holarshlps this month. Write im mediately to Central Schools, Dept. 1, Rochester. N. Y. IMPROVEMENTS 111 RICHMOND DURING PAST YEAR HEAVY City Engineer Charles Shows That $113,292.62 Came Out of the Treasury for the Public Works. TWO MILES OF SEWERS CONSTRUCTED IN 1909 Of the Improvements Made The Property Owners Paid $79,029.76 While the City Had to Meet the Rest. tal cost of ?23,112.;t;; iS:; lineal feet of alleys graded, graveled and bowldered at a total tost of fi7.87; t!.24.!; line al feet of streets, graded, graveled and cement curbs, gutters and sidewalks constructed at a total cost of S24.S21. 54; 1.505.50 lineal feet of streets grad ed and macadamized; cement curbs, gutters and viaducts, of which M per tent was paid by the property owners, at a total tost of ?27,t;7;.;i : 41.45! lin eal feet of cement curbs, gutters and sidewalks, at a total tost of $2H,4;.';.."': 1,pi5 lineal feet of cement alleys and roadways, at a total cost of ?2.1'..7:: 1o,4a lineal feet of cement sidewalks at a total tost of $J,1 11.74; :KiS.5 lin eal feet of cement intersections anil cross walks, at a total cost of 4.1. Division of the Cost. The total cost of all those improve ments was $1 i:,2!2.;2, of which the city paid $;54iS.S.". and the property owners paid $"!. C.7. The department of wbiih Mr. Charles is in charge was allowed !M.- j for expenses and of this amount I $4.4'..2 was expended during the year I leaving a balance of $14.5. During the year there were "V4 sew er permits issued and xiKl gas and wat- i er permits and taps of the same in-j spected. The approximate amount of . cement used was 12,1'!S pounds. In respect to 'lie report on street; mileage, the report shows that there; More public . improvements were I are r4.M miles or roadway or wnica i made in this city during the past year, I but 7.; miles are not improved. ' with one exception, than during any' There were 2.n; miles of sewers similar period of the city's history, ac-, built last year, making a total mileage eordinsr to the annual rennrt of Fred I now laid in the city of yO.31. 1 I JURY WORKED FAST It required but fifteen minutes this noon for the petit jury of the circuit court to find for the defendants In the case of Irvin Warren of Milton against the Palace Amusement company of this city, for 5m damages for person al injuries. The plaintiff claims that several pieces of his scalp were ehip lod off his head by a revolving elec tric fan. He is unusually tall and claimed that as he attempted to ris from his seat in the t-ampany's amuse ment house, he struck his head against the fan. The rase was start ed yesterday morning. Emory'" The Total Mileage. morning. The showing is regarded as an excel- in i tent one. In his introduction, Mr. Charles addresses the council as fol lows: i t "I have the honor to submit the ac- companying report, covering the opera- j tions of this department for the year ending December 31, From the : 1;ol sought to interfere, although this evi dence was not brought out in the city on improvements was $113,29:1.62. court during the trial this It is said that Mrs. Switzer is now a critical condition, owing to the fact that at the time of the alleged assault upon her, she was in a pregnant condi tion. She was removed to the Reid Memorial hospital this afternoon. Physician's Statement. The attending physician stated to a Palladium representative this morn ing that he had every reason to be lieve that the unborn child was dead At the time of the assault on Mrs. Switzer, of which her husband claims Evans is guilty, the woman had been in a pregnant state for five months. The shock has made her condition critical, it is said. Switzer did not file an affidavit against Evans for assault and battery Charles, city engineer, made at council meeting last evening. In the report ( ,n rPgara to the mileage of cement he shows that the total amount spent i al!evSi curbg and gutters, sidewalks and streets, the reports show that there arc ;7.l miles of which 1.4! miles were built last year. j The report is concluded with a com-; parison of the cost of all kinds of city improvements made during the past ten years, which is as follows: MKVt $ 27.2 . amount of work done, you will observe j l!i2 that this has been cne of our busiest j -j -,; i;.:s32."0 27,444.' :i3.7KMiO j ears, aua mares me completion oi ''tlVC, j several improvements which have long j,,,,- j " ' . . . 1 :mm i i neen aesirea: notaoiy tne west second !iv -i meiii! Street Undergrade crossings, the Fair- j if7 U? S0MX) view sewer system, the South A street j . '. 115140.37 improvement, and numerous other j !!"!!!"""!! 1 13 292 01 smaller ones. Tne records also snow You should jump at this announce ment, as straw is scarce. Will have on track Wednesday. Jan. 26, a car of baled wheat straw. Prices from car: In 10 bale lots 40c per bale; 20 bale lots 37c per bale. ..Mm G. WDELARU Feed and Seed Store 33 S. 6th SL Pheac 179 that during the last five years nearly as much work has been done as in the preceding ten years. For assisting on Mrs. Switzer, although if Evans is ' me in handling this large amount of guilty of such an assault, as Switzer! claims, such an attack would consti tute an assault in the eyes of the law. A charge may yet be filed, or, in event the child is dead, and it is proved that Evans was guilty of an assault on the mother, a more serious charge may be placed against the man, it is said. Thousands of people for him; are you? are waiting Theodofta: Gold Medal Flour makes lightest bread. Scb. work, much credit is due the employes of this department, Messrs. Everett L. Davis, Dell B. Davis, Walter Bundy. Frank Buell and Howard Merrill, to whom I extend thanks for the loyal performance of duty. "I also wish to acknowledge the kind ness and co-operation received at your hands, and those of all other city of ficials, and assure you that it has been a pleasure to associate with such a body of gentlemen in all our work." In his summary of work completed during the year Mr . Charles shows: 10,921.30 lineal feet of sewers, at a to- Only One "BROMO QUININE" That is LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Look for the signature of E. W. GROVE. Used the World over to Cure a Cold in One Day. 25c. NEW DANCING CLASS. Mrs. Charles Kolp is organizing a dancing class of masters and misses tomorrow afternoon. Class for begin ners from 2 to 3 o'clock. Advanced pupils from 3 to 5. As the first les son is most important, all who intend joining are requested to be there to morrow afternoon, I. O. O. F. HalL Adsxaidb: Mother say "ther can't say anything tot good about Gold Medal Floor. Chajutt. Stolz Electrophones Are the finest instruments made to enable Deaf persons to hear their friends with ease and comfort. We have the agency for same and will be pleased to have you call and try one. Free of charge. Right now. Daner, The Jeweler 811 ttxia SL i Wednesday. Tbvsslajr. Friday and Satnrday MUSICAL FEATU3Z "UNTIL THE END OF TIME" Beantilnlly Illustrated song written by Lee B. Nasbai rmtri? tTr-runvn tai.Li 1JIU3I AND SUXTKLEGRA3I, FRIDAY, J A NVARY 21,1910.