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. THE RICmiOXD PAJLJLAD1U3I AND SUX-TELEGRAM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2l, 1910.
PAGE FOUR. The Richmond Palladium and Son-Telegram Published and owned by the PALLADIUM PRINTING CO. Issued 7 days each week, evenings and Sunday morning. Office Corner North 9th and A streets. Home Phone 1121. RICHMOND. INDIANA. Rndolph G. Leeds Editor Charles M. Morgan ... Managing Editor Carl Bernhardt Associate Editor V. It. Tonndstone News Editor. SUBSCRIPTION TERMS. In Richmond $5.00 per year (In ad vance) or 10c per week. MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. One year. In advance 5.00 Fix months, In advance 2-60 One month, in advance 15 RURAL ROUTES. One year, in advance $2.50 Fix months, In advance 1. One month, in advance 25 Address changed as often as desired: both new and old addresses must be given. Subscribers will please remit with order, which nhould be given for a specified term; name will not be enter ed until payment Is received. Kntered at Richmond, Indiana, post office as second class mall matter. The Association of American 4 Advertisers (New York City) has 4 L examined and certified to the circulation j I of tali publication. Only the figures ot 4 r circulation contained in its report us 1 F . I 1 f-J 1 WUWH 90 wvsnwuuvib tlfa. Items Gathered in From Far and Near Changing Inauguration Date. From the Philadelphia Inquirer. Unexpectedly and rather unfortu nately the house of representatives took what seems to be adverse action on the proposal to change the date of the inauguration of president and vice president and the beginning of con gressional terms Saturday last. It ap pears that this decision, however, was not on the merits of the case, but was the result of a fight between two committees of the house as to which should stand sponsor for the measure. The bill has been recommitted and it is stated on what we trust is good authority that a new and better meas ure will soon be reported out and pass the house without substantial op position. Just why there should be any op position at all, and especially in Washington, is difficult to under stand. Most of the members of the present congress were In Washington on the 4th of last March and they are not likely to forget that day for the rest of their lives. If they still oppose a change it must be because they think that risks of a snowstorm are good for the nation, so that the law of survival of the fittest may be put to its strongest test. So far, one pres ident has died from exposure March 4, and a lot of lesser statesmen have either died or suffered terribly from pneumonia. Last March ought to serve as a warning and incentive to prompt action. Southern Progress. From the Boston Transcript. "Before the war" is still in many parts of the south the period of milk and honey, of gold and grandeur. In Charleston the northern tourist is of ten told that he should have seen that city in I860 to realize the difference between its past and its present. The tourist hears stories of profusion when a ten-dollar bill was no more than a withered leaf; and Charleston was a gay metropolis. Now comes the News and Courier, in a special edition reviewing the progress of the city In the last century, and shows that there is far more money in Char leston than there was before the war. The capital invested in industrial en terprises? is nearly $11,000,000, or sev en times what it was in 1SG0, and the amount of annual wages of industrial workers has increased proportionate ly. Capital generally is much larger than in the Charleston of 1860, which pinned Its faith on cotton. What is true of Charleston Is true of most southern cities. With the abolition of slavery came emancipation of indus try, by which they all have profited. Efficiency in Public Service. From the Chicago News. It should be a source of pride to the people of Chicaso that the activities of this city in the field of municipal government are selected for praise in other communities. The Boston Her ald in an editorial on "Possibilities in Public Service," comments on the re sults of the recent civil service ex aminations in this city for public li brarian and superintendent of streets. The successful contestant in the lat ter examination is a civil engineer by profession and a man who received his first training under Col. Waring in New York's street department. This training has been supplemented by a thorough Investigation of methods of street cleaning in European cities. Hard to Cipher It. From the Pittsburg Gazette-Times. There is a plan on foot to consoli date five Central American republics Into one. The only doubt is as wheth er this will reduce present troubles down that way to one-fifth as many or multiply thera by five. English and French Justice. From the Paris Matin. Only French Justice Is psychologi cal: Enelish justice is practical. Ours is dangerous for the innocent; the English is should Imitate it. Under Neptune's Influence. from the Baltimore Sun. The battleship Georgia goes stag gering around, bumping into things, Just aa If It didn't represent a prohi bition state. , A RIGHT AND ITS SAFEGUARDS In council last night the Mayor incorporated in his address the re port of the city attorney on the subject of franchises. In this report the j city attorney made the point which the Palladium has Insisted on for weeks, namely that if the city is to own the water works, or desires to have a provision whereby it may own either the water works or any oth er public service corporation, it must have the right to buy stock- This paper objected to the present franchise passed by the former Board of Public Works on the ground that It made no provision of this sort. (There are other objections, too.) Now that our contention that the right to buy in a lump sum is value less and the city has come to see the value of owning stock, another point needs to be made. According to Poor's Manual for 1908 (a directory of corporations) we read the following: "Richmond Natural Gas Co. The company has 50 miles of pipe line, 80 gas wells. Capital stock $600,000." It Is obvious that, the city's right to buy stock ought to be safeguard ed. Richmond wants only the right to buy the plant for the manufacture and delivery of gas in the city limits. It does not want the right to buy gas wells and fifty miles of pipe. Therefore, as we urged yesterday, there should be an investigation of this company and before a franchise is granted the city should be safeguarded along this line. In other words: What is the value of the Richmond Natural Gas Company's prop erty (available for artificial gas) in Richmond? The capitalization of the artificial plant must not be watered by the outside gas wells, pipe lines and pumping stations. Council has the power to investigate the books of the company and to take evidence under oath. The right to buy stock is an important right. The right is worthless unless it is safeguarded. Richmond is entitled to the right and the safeguards. This right to buy stock and the proper safeguards apply to every public service corporation and its franchises. MERELY AN AMENDMENT. It appears from a perusal of the ordinance granting the Richmond Natural Gas company the right to manufacture artificial gas, that it is merely an amendment to the original franchise of 1886. That was a' broad franchise and the company's attorney did well to draw it up so. Attention has already been called to the fact that the city must be safeguarded if it has the right to buy stock. Richmond does not want to buy the Henry county plant. In addition, the original ordinance speaks of "successors or assigns." That is the part which gives the Richmond Natural Gas Co. the right to sell out and to destroy competition. In view of the fact that the old franchise is pretty broad and that the right to buy stock and real competition are made valueless by the present form why not have a new ordinance Instead of an amendment? There is a possibility that some little points might come up involv ing litigation if the present ordinance (which is an amendment to the original franchise ordinance) goes through. It will bo safer for Rich mond if we start at the beginning. If there is nothing for the company to gain by merely altering the old franchise surely there is nothing to lose by having a new franchise. WE REPEA T. "And here let us say that we hpe that Richmond will never again delude itself that it can buy under the old style conditions which are so carefully framed and manipulated that they are worthless. "Let the city buy In a perfectly business-like way. Let it use the right granted by the legislature to buy stock." Palladium, Dec. 21, 1909. "The safeguard is the right of the city to buy stock at its pleasure. Let us say here and now that whether it is the water works the artificial gas plant every public utility shoiild have this provision. "Those who are perplexed as to municipalization and regulation of corporation will do well to consider the legal powers of the city, as set forth in the acts of 1909. Chapter 18S." Palladium, Dec. 23, 1909. 7 WINKLES (BY PHILANDER JOHNSON.) The Worried Manager. "What's the trouble?" asked the im presario's friend. "I can't keep my people down to their own lines of work. The prima donnas will kick and the ballet won't." A Thawful Thought. I do not want a pair of wings To speed me through the air, With snow and frost and other things In waiting for me there. O'er motor cars that shirk their task I cannot now enthuse. In days like these I only ask My trusty overshoes. The railway train, the trolley car May both refuse to budge. The safest, surest way by far Is to get out and trudge, And so I strike the lyre anew And bid my humble muse Inscribe a gentle tribute to My honest overshoes. Woes of the Absent-Minded. "Why don't you keep a memoran dum book?" "I used to keep one," answered the forgetful person. "But it kept me so busy trying to remember where I had left it that I couldn't think of anything to write in it." In the Cellar. Now comes that feeling of despair When you walk down and see That little spot of coal dust where The fuel used to be. "Don't look a gif boss in de mouth," said Uncle Eben. "If you does you's ; liable to think about how much it ' g'ineter cost to feed 'im an refuse de i gif." Mr. Bliggins' Baskets. "Bliargins must be a liberal provid er," said the observant citizen. "He always takes two baskets to market with him. But I wonder why one ! Breakfast Food Koat economical food. fiw-oM la e.oktng. Eenl ly ncd Quickly prepared n ored delicious and d. pvetbte la enenarter of the time required by Roltrd Oata. Yro-re ft ! by free sample at 7our grocer's. Ratste ! Mlfla St. Leerfe. Me. mm e',ej iweaaf basket Is so large the other so small?" "The large basket," replied Miss j Cayenne, "is to carry the money to j market and the small one is to bring the provisions back." Rich Men's Gifts Are Poor beside this: "I want to go on record as saying that I regard Electric Bit ters as one of the greatest gifts that God has made to woman, writes Mrs. O. Rhinevault, of Vestal Center, N. Y., "I can never forget what it has done for me." This glorious medicine gives a woman buoyant spirits, vigor of body and jubilant health. It quick- ly cures Nervousness, Sleeplessness, ! Molannlintv MftftHnpho RrmkanTna Fainting and Dizzy Spells; soon builds up the weak, ailing and sickly. Trv them. 50c. at A. G. Luken & Co. COUNCIL SHOULD HAVE MORE POWER This Opinion Expressed by Mayor Zimmerman at the Meeting Last Night. OPPOSED TO STATE LAWS HIS HONOR SAYS THAT THEY SHOULD BE CONSIDERABLY AL TERED BOARD OF WORKS MUST WORK OVERTIME. Mayor Zimmerman expressed him self very emphatically in council meet ing last evening in regard to several of the present laws. His honor stated that the council did not have enough to do and that it should have more power and more control. Under the present law he stated the board of works was worked overtime and bore the burden and responsibility of it all. He declared that he thought the law in that respect would be repealed some day, but that inasmuch as it was the law now, such a course would have to be pursued, despite the objectionable features. Mayor Zimmerman stated that the city fathers should take care of their "children"; that the board of works had entirely enough on its hands. Wants City Treasurer. The mayor declared that he was also opposed to doing away with the office of city treasurer, because he believed that one was needed in Richmond. Mayor Zimmerman stated that while the board of works apparently had so- preme power under the law, it was not the intention of the board to "bull" anything through, and that it was wil ling and ready at all times to hear all sides of the argument and would care fully consider all matters before pass ing judgment. A communication was presented to council by Councilman Bartel, signed by Mrs. Sarah A. Wrigley to the effect that considerable difficulty was expe rienced in the summer by the women in getting on the street cars, owing to the high steps. This is only true on the summer cars and, as they will be put into use soon, it was suggested that the matter be investigated. Councilman Williams suggested that new cars be built instead of the steps being lowered. The matter was re ferred to the committee on railroads. An ordinance for the appropriation for the city's part of the Fairview sew er expense, amounting to 53S4.S3, was presented. Councilman Englebert stated that there had been considerable complaint over the sewer because the inlets had sunk down in places, and he thought the matter should be straightened out by the contractor be fore the appropriation was made. It will be investigated. MASONIC CALENDAR, Friday evening, Jan. 21 King Solo mon's Chapter, No. 4, R. A. M., called meeting. Past Master Degree. Free Sample Helps IVeali Women So many of the ills of women are due to constipation that too much warning cannot be given them to keep the bowels well open. They have a modesty and timidity about this that is positively dangerous to their health. It is a function that is as necessary as air and food and should not be avoided. But It is Important to know the remedy best suited to woman's needs. Cathartic pills and tablets are too powerful and salts and purgative waters are both pow erful and nauseating. What Is wanted Is something: milder and better tasting, but which at the same time Is promptly ef fective. Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin fills these requirements and Is being- taken by thousands of Intelligent American women. They not only use It themselves, but bav ins found -It effective in their own case, they keep It In the house for other mem bers of the family, for we are all called upon at some time or other to use such, a remedy. It Is a safe and reliable laxative tonic and can be conveniently obtained of any i druggist At fifty cents and one dollar a bottle. Before buying a bottle of your druggist the doctor Invites you to make a i test of It at his expense, and when you 1 are satisfied it Is what you want you can buy It In the regular way. Just as thou sands are doing. So. If you will send your name and address to Dr. Caldwell he will send you a sample bottle free of, charge. Thousands of people owe the present good health of their families to applying , for a free sample bottle, for in this way ; thev learned of an effective and In ex-! pensive cure for constipation. Indigestion, liver trouble, sick headache, sour stomach and troubles of that kind that come from a disordered stomach, liver or bowels. The familv of Harry T. Keeker. 203 "W. Monroe street. Chicago, are among the! legions who highly praise this grand laxa tive and are glad to publicly say so. Dr. CaldweQ personally will be pleased to give you any medical advice you may desire for yourself or family pertaining to the stomach. liver or bowels absolutely free of charge. Explain your case In a letter and he will reply to you In detail. For the free sample simply send your name and address on a postal card or otherwise. For either request the doctor's addrese Is Ir. W. B. Caldwell. R.504 CsUd well building. MonticeUo. HL Gone, Mtotr Or More Will Make You a Member of Our Savings Department Compounded Every Six Months on the First Day of May and First Day of November Call and Let Us Explai n THE Second National IBank Resources $2,400,000.00 POLITIC A L ANNOUNCEMENTS JOINT SENATOR. WALTER S. COMMONS Candidate for Joint Senator from Wayne and Union counties, subject to Republi can nomination. CHARLES W. STIVERS, of Union county, is a candidate for joint sen ator from Wayne and Union coun ties, subject to the Republican pri mary election. REPRESENTATIVE ELMER S. LAYMON Candidate for Representative of Wayne County, subject to the Republican nomina tion. LEE J. REYNOLDS, of Hagerstown, candidate for Representative of Wayne County, subject to the Re publican nomination. WALTER S. RATLIFF Candidate for Representative of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomina tion. JOINT REPRESENTATIVE. JOHN C. HARVEY Candidate for Joint Representative, from Wayne and Fayette counties, subject to the Republican Nomination. TREASURER. ALBERT R. ALBERTSON Candidate INSURE With E. B. Knolleoberg Room 6 Knolleoberg Annex Save Your Old Blades JSrAR t m i Jxazorj) lades ..Ten Days Free Trial. Clem Thistlethwaite Drug Store 415 N. 8Gi St Phoae 1445 for Treasurer of Wayne County, subject to Republican nomination. COUNTY SHERIFF i JESSE A. BAILEY Candidate for sheriff of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomination. EZRA N. THOMPSON Candidate for sheriff of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomination. LAFAYETTE LARSH Candidate for sheriff of Wayne county subject to the Republican nomination. One term of two years only. OSCAR E. MASHMEYER Candidate for sheriff of Wayne county subject to the Republican nomination. V COUNTY CLERK, FRANK M. WHITESELL Candidate for County Clerk, subject to the .Re publican nomination. Cm MATTHEWS Candidate fotr County Clerk, subject to the Repub lican nomination. WM. K. CHEESMAN Candidate for County Clerk, subject to the Repub lican nomination. I F. F. RIGGS Candidate for Count Clerk, subject to the Republlcajn nomination. f W. E. EIKENBERRY Candidate for County Clerk, subject to the Repub lican nomination. ' THOMAS R. JESSUP Candidate for Clerk of Wayne County, subject to the Republican nomination. . COUNTY CORONER. DR. R. J. PIERCE Candldatet for EGGEMEYER'S Twt, Dressed Turkeys; Rablits; Pickles, Smoked Halibut; Imported Swiss Cheese; Cooking ple Syrup; Fine Cod-fisvi in erel; Halibut Chips. Ferndell Olive Relish; SI tiled nuts; Ferndell Corn ReVish. SPECIAL WHILE IT LASTS 100 Pounds Good Young Hylson Tea. 30 cents for one full pound. Parmesan Cheese; Sap Sara; Brick Cheese, Deviled Crabs and Shells; Pine Apples; Tanlgerinos; Grape Fruit. el toi SPECIAL WHILE THEY LAST 100 Cans Fancy French I Mushrooms, 20 Cents Cooking Oil; Fancy Butterir pig Hams; Plum Puddintj r; leans Molasses in Bulk. QUEEN OLIVES STUFFCED WITH CAPERS QUEEN OLIVES STUFFEJ3 WITH CELERY QUEEN OLIVES STUFFED? WITH ALMONDS QUEEN OLIVES STUFFED t WITH PIMENTOEt QUEEN OLIVES STUFFED 4 VITH OLIVES Jehu r.L Eggemeyer Coroner of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomination. DR. MORA S. BULLA Candidate for Coroner of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomination. COUNTY AUDITOR. L. S. BOWMAN Of Hagerstown. can didate for Auditor of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomina tion. ALBERT E. MOREL Candidate for Auditor of Wayne County, subject to the Republican nomination. COUNTY ASSESSOR. ALBERT OLER Caudidate for As sessor of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomination. THOS. F. SWAIN Candidate for As sessor of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomination. i WILLIAM MATHEWS Candidate for Assessor of Wayne County, subject to the Republican Nomination. COUNTY COMMISSIONER. ROBERT N. I'.EESON Candidate for Commissioner of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomin ation for the second term from the Western District. B. H. I.INDERMAN Candidate for Commissioner of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomin ation from the Middle District. THEODORE P. CRIST is a candidate for County Commissioner (Western DiBtrict). Subject to the Republi can Nomination. les 1151 1152 Dressed Chickens; Genuine Dill Herring; Smoked Salmon. Figs; Maple Sugar; Pure Ma Strips; Smoked Bloaters; Mack Pecans; Almonds; Shelled W si- per Can. French Peas; Small, sweet-cured Olive Oil; Sweet Cider; New Or- & ;ns Fourth and. Mala Streets Sal