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T big: AND SUN-TELEGRAM. VOL. XXXV. JiO. 2V2. BICIUIOND. IXD.. MONDAY EVENING. AUGUST 8, 1910. SINGLE COPY, 3 CnNTS. MAYOR'S CABINET WAttTS A SiriKlllG FUI10 FOR PLANT Accepts Suggestion of M. J. O'Brien for Saving J&per Hav in Pav Off the Bonds of City Plant. SUPT JOHNSON WANTS THE PLANT ENLARGED He Says Before the New Pro ' ject Is Placed in Effect, a New Unit, Badly Needed, Should Be Built. The proposition (or creating a sink' log fund to pay for the Municipal Light plant was presented at the may or's cabinet meeting this morning, by M. J. O'Brien, president of the Blnklng fund cominlKKlon. in general the prop osition was similar to that outlined lu the Palladium several weeks ago. All members of the cabinet and other elty officials say the plan is a fine one and Mayor Zimmerman promised to do all that is possible to secure its passage ia council. Approximately $22 a day for sixteen years and six months beginning Ot to ber 1, 1010. will pay the bonded In debtedness of $141,000, which falls due March 1, 1027, as the money could be lut out at compound Interest in a lo cal bank. This money would be known as the light plant sinking fund and could be used for no other purpose than to pay the bonds of the plant To Prevent Extravagance. Mr. O'Brien, in presenting the mat ter said that It is a plan to guard gainst the extravagance of any fu ture administration spending money from the regular municipal light plant fund for unnecessary, repairs on the plant i . The regular sinking fund at present contain! l'5,rj6.07. At any time council may pass an ordinance - to spend any Or all of this money' for Improvements on the plant, so It la in no way protected from council "raids" In the future. It wai stated as Mayor Zimmerman was really tbe -father of the plant," he should If possible, form a plan of paying for It The interest on the pro- posed fund would be compounded at the rate of 3 per cent Mmrod H. Johnson, superintendent of the light plant, although favoring 'the project, says It should be post poned until the new unit is Installed at the plant. This unit will mean the construction of a new building, boilers and other equipment and an expendit ure of over $40,000. Mr. Johnson thinks the plant could not make the Improvement, which is absolutely ne cessary and at the same time pay $22 per day to the light plant sinking fund. Other city officials, however, favor temporary loans to construct the Dew unit New Unit la Needed. ,"The new unit" declared Mr. John on, "is an absolute necessity, aa we re carrying almost the full load ca pacity of the plant at present. The real capacity is 1,250 kilowatts, but we are now carrying over 1,450. In a pinch 1.600 can be carried. This will be the case this winter for, although m. Unnalo fir til hi. ua Installs It a own plant, we have other big orders to fill." Mr. Johnson states if the city would pay what it owes the plant for light and power and the sinking fund is not created the new unit could be install ed next year and paid for within a year of ita completion without making any loans at all. He said vhen nec essary to make the Improvement the city would probably iasue bonds against the plant when it is already Indebted to the plant "That is not fair." he said. The plant Is securing new custom ers every day, and now particularly because the natural gas has faflod and many small factories are putting In electric power. Also becauite a large number of big factories are In stalling electric motors Instead of team power. POISONS A FAMILY (American News Service) . Rochester, Aug. S. Toadstools which they mistook for mushrooms poisoned an entire family and caused the deaths of Celia Kingsbury, 3. and her sister Ruth, aged 15 months, last night. The children's grandmother. Hannah Kingsbury, is dying today at ma my noapuai. me loaastoois were gathered by the victim's grand father and were fried for supper. TWO BALLOONS LOST Munich. August 8. Three army diri gibles ascended from here today to search for the two army balloons which ascended on August 5, and from which no news has been received. Grave fears are entertained for the safety of the passengers, three in each balloon. HALF A MILL 1011 KNIGHTS ARE HI THE WINDY CITY An English Delegation, Headed by the Earl of Euston, Was Among the Arriving Delega- jons Today. LOCAL DELEGATION IS IN CONVENTION CITY Knights from This City, Num bering Thirty-five, Left Sun day Many Special Trains Passed Through. (American News Service) Chicago, Aug. 8. Half a million vis itors, including many thousands of white plumed uniformed Knights Tem plars are exacted to be entertained by Chicago this week during the thir-ty-firBt triennial conclave. Half that number are already here, including to day's arrivals, among which were the world-famed Raper Comroandery No. 1 of Indianapolis, whose drill. team has won many prizes in contests. Other arrivals today included the Right Hon orable Earl of Euston, most eminent and supreme grand master of the Knights Tomplar, heading a delega tion of English visitors. He repre sents the Duke of Connaught. head of the order in England. Los Angeles Is being boomed for the next conclave. It Is estimated that Tuesday's monster parade will require three hours In passing the reviewing stand. LOCAL KNIGHTS LEAVE. . Richmond was the center of much activity among the Knight Templars yesterday and today. The local Knight Templars, about thirty-five strong, several accompanied by mem bers of their families, left on a special car for Chicago yesterday noon to at tend tbe triennial conclave. r Thrte c special .-. trains I carrying Knights Templar from Dayton, Spring field. Cincinnati, and delegations from different points in Eastern Kentucky, passed through the city today. There were two trains from Cincinnati, each bearing about five hundred passengers. The lodges represented for the most part Included members of Manson, Trinity and Cincinnati lodges. On the special from Dayton, O., Reed lodge No. 6. of Dayton, and Palestine lodge No. 33 of Springfield were .provided for. Each lodge had its own band. and : short concerts were rendered in the Pennsylvania depot. Clarence Green, a member of Reed lodge of Dayton, formerly a resident here, is a member of the Reed drill team. HOT WATER BLEW UP (American News Service) New York, Aug. 8. Two men were dreadfully scalded, one fatally, and thirty-families were panic stricken to day when a 400-gallon tank of hot water in an eight-inch wall blew up in the airshaft of the six-story building at tbe corner of Broome and Clinton streets. Max Kallenberg was taken in a dy ing condition to Gouveneur hospital. Nathan Zackin suffered many scalds, but was taken to his home. Both were employed as bakers in the basement. POUR INTO BOSTON (American News Service.) Boston, Aug. 8. Delegates to the national convention of the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America are thronging into Boston and several hundred of them will be here when the first session is held at Fanuiel ball on Wednesday. It will be presided over by the Rev. Peter O'Callaghan, S. P.. president, who is of the most forceful and versa tile orators connected with the Paul let order of Chicago. FAIR AT LEXINGTON (American News Service) Lexington, Ky., Aug. S. The. annual Blue Grass fair opened today under favorable conditions and will continue through the week. In conjunction with the fair an attractive program of races will be carried out. AT POLICE COURT. " A case for beating ' a board bill against Earl Regan, was dismissed In police court this morning because of failure of the prosecuting witness to appear against the defendant. "Jim" Stephens and Ira Stlnson were fined $5 and costs for drunk and George Trotter was fined $1 and costs for the same offense. - -'- - AMERICANS GIVEN A . CONCESSION BY TURK GOVERNMENT United States Syndicate Now Have Privilege of Develop ing Mines and Building Great Railroad. BERLIN AND LONDON ALARMED AT REPORT Private Cables Indicate that the United States Steel Cor poration Is Behind the Great - Project. London, Aug. 8. By securing the right to build a $100,000,000 railroad in Turkey, and getting invaluable mining privileges, an American syndicate of financiers has outwitted the mo3t astute commercial interests of Germ any and England, the chief contend ers for rights in Turkey, according to information received here today. Coming soon after America had forc ed Europe to grant her bankers par ticipation in the Chinese railroad loan, the Turkish development is the source of alarm here and in Berlin. Private cables received here indi cate that the . moving power behind the syndicate is the United States steel corporation.' With tbe right of exclusively working for twenty years one of the richest mineral districts of Turkey, untold millions are today In the grasp of the Americans, London financial district holds. , Crumbs for English. British contractors, however, may secure a 'share of the construction which Is soon to begin. The big Eng lish contracting firm of MacArthur. Perks & Co., is Indirectly represented in the deal .through the participation of tbe ' connected American firm - of MacArthur Brothers, which has taken a large part in the construction of American western railroads, including Harriman lines. Rumors - of the railroad deal and mining concessions have been current here since last fall, when the Ottoman-American Development company was organized in New Jersey with a nominal capitalization of $500,000. The full extent of the undertaking was not understood here, however. With concessions for 1.200 miles of railroads through the mineral and oil territories of Kurdistan and the Tigris and Euphrates . valleys, and . with the mining rights for twelve and a half miles on each side of tbe road for its entire length given to the Americans, the Turkish government will be forc ed to abandon working the govern ment mines, which are in the territory affected. " Europe to Protest. The Turkish cabinet has passed fa vorably on the project. Europe how ever, will . bring to bear all possible pressure to prevent the matter being laid before the Turkish parliament when it meets on November 18. The reports current here indicate that probably the most important fig ure in the syndicate is E. C. Converse, who is a steel trust director. MacArthur Brothers are represent ed by .Arthur F. MacArthur, and oth"r prominent men involved are Franklin Remington, of New York; James L. Laidlaw, C. A. Moore and C. M. Ches ter, Jr. HOLD A CONFERENCE. Constantinople, Aug. S. T. B. Hoh ler, first secretary of the British em bassy, today conferred with Rifaat Pasha, minister of foreign affairs. Though the subject was not announc ed, it was reported semi-officially that the conference was caused by the an nouncement that American interests had secured railroad rights and im mense mining concessions. PaUcdimn's Daily Avercge Gradation For Week Ending Aug. 6th, 1910. (Esnept Saturday) This Includes all our Regular Com plimentary Lists AVERAGE CITY CIRCULATION 3,291 TOTAL DAILY AVERAGE For the Same Week. Including Rur al Routes. Small Towns. City Cir culation, Etc.. Six Day 5,007 THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE SAMPLE COPIES WIFE AND CHILD WAITING TO HEAR FROM CHEHQWETH Well Known Local Dentist Left the City Last Friday and Wife Says His Whereabouts Are Unknown. FAMILY TROUBLES ARE ASSIGNED AS REASON Mrs. Chenoweth Says That Her Husband Refused to Live Longer With Her Par entsWas in III Health. - Dr. Leslie S. Chenoweth has left the city and his whereabouts are un known to relatives. His alleged desertion of wife and j child, and abandonment of a lucrative I practice in dentistry caused a big sen- sation in social as well as business ' - 1. i . i J tnvico wucu it uecame Known luuay. He left the city last Friday. His departure is said by the young wife to be due to trouble in the family. On Friday evening when he went home he remonstrated with bis wife, she said, because of the strained relations which had existed between her and his mother, Mrs. W. S. Chenoweth. The outcome was that he declared he would never again live with his parents-in-law,- Mr. and Mrs. Alvin A. Marlatt, 131 South Ninth street. , Relatives Not Alarmed. On Saturday morning it was an nounced by his relatives that he had left the city for several weeks for the benefit of his health. It was said then that he would go north or to the north west, but no word has been received as to where he has located, so far as could be learned today. His relatives are not greatly alarmed at his ab sence and they believe that his where abouts will be made known soon. .Relations existing .between Mrs. Alice Chenoweth and her mother-in-law were not the most congenial, ac- i cording to statements-of the young wife today. - Dr. Chenoweth and his mother had planned to take an auto mobile trip into the southwest, expect ing to leave here on August 15. His wife was not to be a member of the party, and she refused her consent to her husband making the trip. Kissed His Wife Goodbye. When Dr. Chenoweth . went to his home on Friday evening he upbraided his wife, it was stated. Her mother, Mrs. Marlatt, interposed and. told her son-in-law that if he would stop being a baby and be a man that there would be no reason for any marital trouble. Kissing his wife good night and say ing that he was going, away, but would return on Saturday morning, he in formed his mother-in-law that he would never spend another - night in the Marlatt home. He went to the home of his parents, W. S. Chenoweth and wife, and left early tbe next morn ing. The promised visit to his wife and child on Saturday morning was not ful filled. No word was received and his continued absence led her to suspect and afterwards ascertain the real con dition of affairs. Most congenial were the relations of Dr. Chenoweth and his wife, accord ing to the latter, except when the trou ble between the two families arose and made circumstances somewhat strain ed. The young wife has planned no action against her husband and says that she will take none. Left For His Health. It was stated by Dr. Chenoweth's relatives today that he left the city for the benefit of his health. They said that he had had hemorrhages since last November. They did not know where he had located or where he expected to locate but are antici pating word from him iu a few days. His wife, before her marriage, was Miss Alice Marlatt. She was but sev enteen years old when married. She is twenty-one years old today. Eigh teen months ago today a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chenoweth. Dr. and Mrs. Chenoweth were popular among the younger set and he had built np in excellent practice in dentistry. His office was located In the Murray build ing. It has been closed and some of the furniture removed by a local deal er. REVOLT III PERSIA (American News Service" V Teheran. Aug. 8. Sporadic fighting was reported today ia the Northern sections of the city and the suburbs, where the Nationalists' yesterday made a stand against the government troops and were routed by machine guns. It Is believed that the list of casualties exceeds 100 dead and 500 injured., Scores of. Malcontents were captured today, the government forces following up their advantage. The condition of , Sater Khan, the wounded nationalist leader, is . pro nounced serious. Bakir Khan, the oth er chief captured, today refused to consider a peace agreement In behalf of his followers. . . r Would Adopt ESyyW'SVCir , VsjCi jy J Mrs. Adolpb Ladentturg. well-known in tne society or two continents, and little Beatrice, the thirteen-year-old daughter of who has been supporting, herself and six children selling cigarettes. Mrs. Ladenburg, who is exceedingly wealthy has offered again and again to adopt little Beatrice, but the Baroness stands firm against it. CIVIL SERVICE IS NOT FAVORED HERE Competitive Appointments of City Employes Rejected by the Mayor SUGGESTED BY F0ULKE EX-CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION ER ADVISES THE SYSTEM, AR GUING IT WOULD ADVANCE THE CITY OVER OTHERS. With disfavor was the proposition of W. D. Foulke looked upon by the mayor's cabinet v this morning when Mr. Foulke suggested that a competi tive examination be established in tbe city government of Richmond for, the appointment of subordinate employes. According to Mr.'Foulke's plan the heads of departments would be ap pointed as at present by the mayor, but all other employes, including those on the police, fire and street depart ment would be required to take" exam inations to secure appointments. Mayor Zimmerman stated absolute ly that he did not favor the plan of appointing men who had worked against the interests of the adminis tration. The mayor said he believed the present - administration had - ap pointed competent men and that there were no incompetents in the cabinet. Would Advance the City. It was stated by Mr. Foulke that the plan had been successfully tried in many of the large cities of the United States and in a few small ones. As a former , member of the civil service commission Mr. Foulke urged the adoption of the system saying it would place Richmond in a position much in advance of that of any city in the state. Other routine business was taken up by the board. Dairy Inspector Fluke reported the dairies of the city In fair condition. He said there are 17 dairies furnishing milk to Richmond, with 23 wagons,, and 450 cows, of which 23C are tuberculin-tested. William Whitacre, superintendent of the crematory, reported that 469 yards of wet and 110 yards of dry garbage, and 19 animals were consumed at the crematory during the past month. 017LS III COIIVEIITIOil f American Kwt Service.) , Rochester, N. Aug. S The annual convention of the Order of American Owls will open here tomorrow. Fred erick J. Seames of Buffalo is A candi date for president of the ; National council. . THE WEATHER. . STATE -Partly cloudy tonight" and Tuesday. LOcXFai'r tonight and Tuesday. a Nobte Waif CAMPBELL FOLLOWS THEHAHLY SYSTEM Fearing Defeat of Temperance Cause, Texas Solons to Have Extra Session. HE FAVORS DRASTIC LAWS SITUATION IN TEXAS NOW THE SAME AS IN INDIANA' WHEN THE COUNTY LOCAL OPTION LAW WAS ENACTED. (American Ncw Service.) San Antonio, Tex Aug. 8. Gover nor Campbell and his prohibition sup porters are now credited with the Intention to use "dynamite" on th antis, said agent to take the form of a ten-mile and a Quart law. A mes sage of the governor's transmitted to the senate a few days ago recom mends the passage of both these law and will also prevent the saloon men from making campaign contributions. The ten-mile - statute would prohibit the running of a saloon or liquor store within ten miles of any educational in stitution supported wholly or in part by the state, and the Quart law would in effect drive the saloon out of busi ness by prohibiting the drinking of alcoholic beveridges on the premises where bought. A provision of the latter measure would close all liquor stores or dispensaries between the hours of 6 p. m. and ? a. m. Needless to say these recommendations ' If brought into effect would put every saloon in the state out of business. Obstacles in His Path. ' But obstacles have already ben met by tbe governor. Bills Introduced in the senate for these changes have met with support only on the part of the regulars, though only one vote beta? needed . to get a majority. Out of a total of 31 senators 15 have signed the bills, but there Is at present no Indi cation ' that a better showing can be made by the prohibitionists. -In the house the opposition to these bills will be much, greater. v The puzzle: Why "... did Governor Campbell call a special session of the legislature, is now no longer troubling the people of the state. The gover nor's Intentions have been made clear by the drastic measures advocated by him. . Fearing that the cause of prohi bition would not be advanced mater ially as the result of this year's elec tion, the prohibition machine Induced the governor to call the special ses sion with a view of making one last assault on the antis. It Is now claim ed that the. fire insurance matter could have been regulated without the calling of the special session and that such other legislation as was propos ed is of really no importance.' Some labor laws proposed were flat!y turned-down as being not wanted. , FINANCES OF cms BY nIWHAN In a Report Submitted Today the City Controller Points Out that Utmost Economy Is Necessary. EIGHT FUNDS OF CITY t ARE ABOUT EXHAUSTED He Says Supplies Must Be Purchased Only When Nec essary and He Advises No More Appropriations. STREET WORK IS COSTLY AND THE ACCOUNT FOR PARKS HAS BEEN DRAWN UPON HEAV ILY STATEMENT IS MADE V MAYOR ZIMMERMAN. FROM CONTROLLER'S REPORT Eight city funds running very low. Supplies must be purchased only when necessary. Funds being drawn on heavily in August Advises no additional appropri ations. Recommends all ' bills be '0. K.'d" by department heads. Balance in sinking fund August 1. $2075.15. Receipts on AuguBt liquor ' li censes, SI ,255; total receipts 12,780. Absolute economy in all depart ments of the city government and no . additional appropriations are the only things that will carry the city through ' the next five months, according to tha report of "Clty -Controller E. G,..lfov Mahan at the meeting of the mayor's cabinet this morning. The- following funds are especially low as shown in the report: Parks, pay roll Appropriation 3. 400; used g2.4K8.30; balance $911.70. ' Parke, miscellaneous Appropriation ' $2,700; used $1,21.35; balance $V 4:J8.G3. Streets, miscellaneous Appropria tion, $2,200; used $1,233.29; balance $900.80. Streets, pay roll Appropriation, , $2U0O; used $14,054.08; balance $0, 345.12. Garbage hauling Appropriation 4. GOD; used $2,710.08; balance $1,280.02. Fire dep., miscellaneous Appropria tion $2,15o; used $2,020.41; balance , $129.59. Fire dept. feed Appropriation 1,- ' 30D; used $832.94; balance $407.00. Police, miscellaneous Appropriation $280; used $170.73; balance $9.27. "In addition to the small balances' some of the accounts have been drawn on pretty heavily since August 1," say ' the report "The miscellaneous ac count for parks has used $063.00; sup erintendent of streets pay roll $1,070. lO; superintendent of streets, miscel laneous $20.25, and the fire depart ment miscellaneous, $4,188. Must be Economical. Continuing the report says: "It is plainly to be seen by tha above figures that there must be the closest kind of economy exercised ta make the various funds last ' until , January, 1911. At this time I ,do not think it advisable, for tha rfCnder of this year, to ask for any additional appropriation for the different ac counts. "I would respectfully recommend that all the heads of, the various de partments inspect and mO. K." alt bills for .supplies of their respective depart ments before they are passed on by the board. "It is absolutely impossible for tbe ' heads of tbe various departments to make out intelligent reports unless they. have given the Items that save been purchased for their respective departments and have correct receipts for the same, " "Ia conclusion I will urge that only ', such articles be purchased' aa are ab solutely necessary in order to nest the necessary demands of the depart ments' "r Favor "O. K." Feature. . Especially commended in the report was the recommendation that all bills . be "O. Kd by department beads before sent to the board.- This has -not been practiced, previously, it is understood except by the light plant . It is probabe the system will be adopt ed by the board. In connection with the report Slayer Zimmerman took occaslost to g;ar. 1 "-, his position on city Cnanel-i cfra. The mayor said that it Is a bad tZZzj -- and poor business proposes t tr : row money and to pay taterext ca f), "The taxes. sboaSa be bm-S tX . HOW Contiae4 ca Pit rive.) I..