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THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM AND SUX-TELEGRAM, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1910.
PAGE THREE HELP ASKED FOR; KEEP CARS CLEAN T. H. & I. Official Appeals to State Board of Health Secretary. CAMPAIGN OF EDUCATION PEOPLE WHO RIDE IN INTERUR BAN CARS, IT IS POINTED OUT, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF THE DIRT. The Borrowing of Forest Trees Enterprise of German Foreste rs Is Strikingly Shown in Re ports Received from Montana and from Ontario. Indianapolis, March 3. T. F. Grov- er, of Terre Haute, manager of the Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern traction lines, has written to the state board of health asking the board to co-operate with his company in keep ing his interurban cars clean, and offering anything in his power to help the board along in this phase of its sanitary undertakings. "I think the board understands. wrote Mr. Grover. "that a large per centage of the cause of dirty cars is to be traced to the people themselves, and that the problem of keeping cars clean is largely a problem of educat ing the people in sanitation. Our com pany makes every effort it can to keep cur cars in a sanitary and cleanly con dition, but we are unable to accom plish as much as we desire because of the heedlessness of the patrons. If the board can assist u in bringing our patrons to see the necessity of cleanly cars we will gladly accept any recommendations they may make." Dr. J. N. Hurty, secretary of the board, by whom the letter was receiv ed, said that Mr. Grover was entirely right in the statement that the pa trons, rather than the interurban com panies, are the ones who must be reached ; in the car cleanliness cru sade. "Jn figures, I should estimate that the ratio of blame between the pa trons and the companies is about three to one," said Dr. Hurty. "That is, the people are to blame for 75 per cent of the unsanitary condition of the cars, and the companies for the other 25 percent. An Employe Overwhelmed. The other day I boarded a Ft. . ..yne & Wabash Valley traction car at the station here to go to Ander son. The car was ten minutes late in arriving and about five minutes late in going out. When it pulled in there were fifty people, I should judge, wait ing to board. No sooner had the last incoming passenger alighted than the outgoing ones began to pour in, and I was among the first. Half the dis tance of the car floor I encountered an employe of the station hastily try ing to make the car presentable, but he was soon overwhelmed with the passengers and compelled to give up the task. "I knew that when that car left Ft. Wayne it was clean, but when it ar rived here the floor was covered with banana peels, orange skins, apple par ings and apple cores, remains of lun ches, torn newspapers, mud and ex pectorations. There was absolutely no opportunity for the company to clean it here and have the car maintain its schedule time, although it made an attempt to do so. "A condition like that can only be remedied by having the people come 10 a realization that it is up o them to. keep the cars clean if they wish to ride in clean cars. With Mr. Grov er and other traction men of the state, the board is preparing to take up a number of suggestions as to how the patrons may be made to see their duty in this respect. One plan receiving favorable consideration is the placard system, which has often proved its efficiency. It is probable that patrons of interurban cars will soon become as familiar with signs cautioning them not to litter the car floor as they have become with, the no-spltting cards which have served to reduce spitting to a degree scarcely appreciated by tiie average man. The enterprise of German foresters and the importance of tree planting for forest purposes are strikingly shown by two items of news which come, the one from Montana, the oth er from Ontario. It is reported that a demand has developed for Montana larch seeds to be used by German nurserymen, while white pine seed lings are to be imported from Ger many by the town of Gueph, Ont., for planting a 168-acre tract of land be longing to the municipality. The Germans recognize that the in troduction into their forests of valua ble trees native to other countries may be decidedly to their advantage. Although as a rule the forest trees best adapted to each region are those which naturally grow in it, there are many exceptions. Norway spruce and Austrian and Scotch pine have been carried from their native home to oth er parts of Europe and to America and have been found well worth the atten tion of the grower of timber. Several of our own species have met with favor in Europe and flourished there, such as the Douglas fir, black walnut, and others. The Australian eucalyp tus is proving a great find for Ameri ca and South Africa. Our own white pine long ago crossed the Atlantic in response to the needs of Europeans, whose forests are comparatively poor in tree species, and is now grown commercially on such a scale that when it is wanted for planting in its own native habitat the German nurseryman is often ready to deliver young plants here for a lower price than our own nurserymen will quote. Now the Germans are go ing to try the Western larch also. The request from the German nurseryman instructs the collectors to gather the choicest seeds when ripe this falL One nurseryman on Flathead Lake has of fered to exchange larch seeds for seeds of desirable German shrubs, which be intends to cultivate and sell in America. In the same region, four or five months ago, foresters of our own Department of Agriculture gath ered seed for use in the neighboring Lolo Forest, where a new forest-planting nursery was begun last year. The objects of the Guelph planting are, according to local accounts, to protect the town's water source by a forest cover over its springs in the hills, to make a beautiful woods for a public park, and to provide for a fu ture timber supply as a municipal as set. In foreign countries, forest tracts are often owned and managed by towns and cities as a paying invest ment and to insure a permanent sup ply of wood for local consumption, but in America planting by municipalities other than for parks and for water shed protection has scarcely been thought of. The kinds of trees to be grown in the Guelph park have al ready been decided upon by the Ontar io Agricultural College. The proposed reforestation promises to be of so great economic and sanitary value that the estimated cost of $8 per acre for importing and planting the seed lings and caring for the growing trees is regarded as well worth while. All IRRIGATION DAM Which Can Be Safely Re moved in Case of High Water. INVENTION OF A MEXICAN novel of the same title. The produc tion is complete in every detail in cluding the stage furniture and drap eries requiring a specially constructed sixty-foot baggage car for its transpor tation and will be seen at the Gennett Friday, March 11th. Whitney Musical Company. Song, dance and laugh-provoking sayings and situations, with a com pany of picked colored performers guaranteed the best of their color and class, are the salient features of the Whitney Musical Comedy company performances announced for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week at the Gennett theater. Salem Tutt Whitney in the title role of the new musical comedy entitled "The Ruler of the Town," will introduce many new and original musical numbers written exclusively for this company. Whitney and Trevor L. Corwell, in conjunction with Homer Tutt and Henry Watterson, have been collabor ating on the book and lyrics, result ing in a string of original . musical gems that are destined to create a sensation in the singing world. Those who have heard the lyrics are most enthusiastic in their praise of "Smile on Sue," "Strutting Sam" and "I'm the Man That Rules the Town," feature songs by Salem Tutt Whitney and Homer Tutt, the composers. Oth er compositions of note are "Come Out Dear Louise," "Chicken Song," 'My Spanish Maid," "Way Back in Dixieland Where I Long To Be," and You'se my All in All." Vaudeville This Week. Amy Butler, heralded as vaude ville's youngest star, is the special feature at the Murray this week. She is assisted by a quartette. Reiff, Clay ton and Reiff, the smart singers and dancers, is another big number on the program. Roy Lynn as the Royal Rube is entertaining all. Legerts, the acrobats, interest the big audiences at Richmond's popular playhouse by their marvelous feats of strength and dexterity. With the motion pictures a big bill is assured. DEATH WAS SUDDEII Charles H. Smith, a former resi dent of Richmond, died yesterday at his home in Indianapolis. Death, which, was sudden, was due to apo plexy. For more than thirty years Mr. Smith was credit man for the wholesale dry goods firm of Hibben, Holloweg and company at Indianapo lis. The deceased resided in Rich mond in the early fifties. He was widely known throughout the middle western states. He is survived by his wife and four children, two boys and two girls, all married. San Antonio, Texas, March 3. An ir rigatior. dam that will prove of great benefit in rivers subject to sudden floods has been invented by Frederico Wulff, a Mexican engineer of Torreon, and will be used in a dam he is con structing for the firm of William Pur cell & Co., on the Nazas river. The dam consists of a solid foundation of concrete and two tteel cylinders, in this case, KJO feet long and eight feet in diameter. Behind these the water will b backed ud to a level where it will enter the irrigation ditches. The ' steel cylinders are anchored on the ) banks and in the middle of the river ! bed, and by means of jack-chains and a winch, can be rolled out of the way in case of high water. The same arrange ment will govern the size of the orifice the stel cylinders rovide for a spill way as their ends converge on each other. The opinion of experts who have seen a similar dam in operation is that it is an unqualified success in rivers where sudden floods have to be taken into consideration. Instead of inun dating the fields which the river under normal conditions irrigates, the sur plus of water will de disposed of by rolling the steel cylinders out of the way entirely. The cam now in the course of con struction is on the Nazas river in the San Pedro cotton district. It will cost about $200,000 and when ready will store up water enough to take care of 13,000 acres of the richest cotton land Arrow COLLARS having flexible, bending points DO NOT CRACK 15c each, 2 for 25c Cfcwtt. Peabody Ac Co., Maker ARROW CUFFS, 25 cents Pair V Moray Co Mm $10. and apwsrcs Our nis are without doubt the lowest in the city. IKir Nw FUn is the most convenient and we always eipUin every feature and tell ywi in Erls INDIANA LOAN CO. exactly jrd Floor Colonial Bldg vour PHONE 1341 ROOM 4a. j loan will cost. Here you get tne tun RICHMOND, amount you ask for and without delay. anywhere. Since Egyptian cotton is best suited for cultivation by means of irrigation, this variety will be planted to a large extent. At Local Theaters "The Traveling Salesman." "The Traveling Salesman," by James Forbes, the author of "The Chorus La dy," will be seen in this city at the Gennett on Saturday, matinee and night, and the lasting Qualities of the Forbes comedy. Its consistent strength as a popular magnet, are only more surprising than the true-to-life types and humor that delight every auditor of this play, and not since the days of Charles Hoyt has a comedy enjoyed greater success than this James Forbes offering. New York, Boston and Chi cago grew very fond of Bob Blake and Ted Watts, the "knights of the road as they are characterized by Austin Webb and Dan Baker, and it is rarely indeed that a stage type is given the widespread vogue, that Mr. Forbes has brought before us of that well known Americain product, with graphic touch es of human nature, breezy dialogue and energetic, wholesome humor. Fol lowing the well-known policy of Henry B. Hauls, whose productions of "The Third Degree," "The Lion and the Mouse," and other famous plays that have been' seen in this city, "The Trav eling Salesman" leaves nothing to be desired and it is marked with the same careful attention to details and stag ing as was manifest during the long run of this play in New York, Boston and Chicago. GraustarK. Castle & Harvey, the well known Pcenic artists of the 14th Street the ater, New York, have completed the most elaborate scenic production ever constructed in their studio, which is carried on tour by the company pre senting "Graustark," a dramatization of Geo. Barr McCutch eon's successful Official statistics in Germany, gath ered in connection with compulsory insurance, show a constantly increas ing rate of wages among the working classes. Divided into five categories, out of every thousand workers in 1900, 189 were in the first (lowest), 342 in the second, 238 in the third, 158 in the fourth, 73 in the fifth (highest). In 1908 the divisions had changed as fol lows: First (lowest), 114; second, 263; third, 243; fourth, 179; fifth (highest) 201. The average weekly wage of $4.95, in 1900 had become $6 in 1908 As their condition improves German wage earners are emigrating in fewer numbers. Miss Mary Hayden, of Dublin, re cently appointed professor of history in the Dublin college of the new Catholic University of Ireland, is one of the leaders in the Gaelic revival. Her ap pointment was obtained by a compet itive examination. The Catholic Uni versity of Ireland is to be co-education al in all its branches, and among Miss Hayden's pupils will be men in holy orders. IS III You get nothing but your money's worth in the Heniry George You get good tobacco, good work manship, good value you get a big cigar, a solid cigar, a cigar that burns on the level and not on the slanty a ripe cigar, a well - blended cigar a tasty wrapper combined with a fragrant long filler. Found in every cast in town and aHead in every case. Tkm Qhfcnn fa UmA4 thmPuefadm it A. KIErFER. DRUG CO. MtirifalM INDIANAPOLIS. INBIANA AT CON KEY'S" How to Make Better Cough Syrup Than You Can Buy A full pint of cou(?h syrup enough to last a family a long time can be made by the recipe given below in five minutes, for only 54 cents. Simple as it is, there is nothing better at any price. It usually stops a deep seated cough in twenty-four hours, and is a splendid house hold remedy for whooping cough, colds, hoarseness, bron chitis, etc. Take a pint of granulated sugar, add pint warm water and stir about Z minutes. Put ZVz oz. Pinex in a pint bottle and fill up with syrup. Take a teaspoonful every one, two or three hours. It keeps perfectly and the taste is pleasing. The chemical elements of pine which are vry healing to mem branes, are obtained in high proportion in Pinex. the most valuable concentrated compound of Norway White Pine Kxtract. None of the weaker pine pre parations will work with this recipe. Your druggist has Pinex or can easily get it for you. Strained honey can be used Instead of the syrup, and makes a very fine honey and pine tar cough syrup. t V The reproach that England is not a musical nation will be no longer heard after the "Army Pageant" is produced next June. Christopher Wilson will shatter the illusion. He is going to reproduce the music of the stone age by means of 'marrowbones struck with flints, the holow bone giving out a curiously resonant note." The same instruments struck with knives will produce a "melodious concorn" rep resentative of the iron age. West minster Gazette. H44W'HW''rW GEWM ETT Next Sat., Mat. and Night 'I'M THE ASSASSINATOR IV1 OF SORROW" J HENfiY O. HAJWS THE TIMELlKfi SALESMAN EOT BT JAMES Prices, Matinee. 25c to $1 Evening. 25c to $1.50 Seats Now Selling MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LAMD AND GOES OUT LIKE A LION THIS MEANS r.l ORE CO Al ive have plenty to take care ol job till flanlellras tlwa Telephones 1178 and 1179 MATHER BROS. GO. COLOSEIUO... Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Morning, Afternoon and Evening Ladles Admitted Free BASKETBALL Rose Poly vs. Earlhain COLISEUM FRIDAY EVENING 7:30 To decide State Championship. New Murray Theatre APPROVED VAUDEVILLE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28 Special Feature Vaudeville's Young est Star, AMY BUTLER, and Quartet. 4 Other Exclusive Features. Matinee, any seat, 10c. Evening per formances, 7:45 and 9:00. Prices, 10, 15 and 20c. Loge seats, 25c. Steojsjfa Ux?ei! valtem mVI Hr (5 ILLS) liMDu m hniHh 111 EFELW)S 2 cJJunsG Teim ITDsiys Q ooo SQikqxb SflamngjMeiF "THE PLACE YOU GET THE MOST CHANGE BACK!" Konkey s Koff and Kold Knockers. Conkejs "White Pine Expectorant, Conkey's Flaxseed, Wild Cherry and Menthol Cough Syrup, Conkeys Cold and La Grippe Tablets. Use our free messenger delivery. CONKEY DRUG CO, 9th and Main. ' If It s Filled at Conkey's, It s Right." To Make Room For New Stock and Improvements Lahrman, Teeple Co. having bought the Shoe Stock and Fixtures from Cunningham & Lahrman, will now proceed to slaughter the same at prices that will clean out the entire stock of shoes in 10 days' time. To ac complish this we realize that we will have to make the cut a deep one. Now is your chance to buy the best shoes made at very near your own prices. We will quote a few prices in tomorrow night's issue look for s it and post yourself; also come and get acquainted with the new members of the firm. They want to meet you face to face. LAIHIIRMARI -TEEPLE Co ' v. Title Since Haisttfleirs Successors to Cunningham & lahrman 718 Main Street 4S