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VOL. XXXV. NO. 314.
nicnnoND. ixd.. Monday evening, September 19, 1910.
singus COPT, 3 czxmv
Zimmerman Will Present a
Communication in which He
Promises to Strike Regard-
. less of Results. t ;
And the City Executive May
Make a Reply to a Criticism
Budget Ordinance Is Up
for a Reading. ,
On of the most lively teutons of
city council for several years Is prom
ised for tonight. The bis feature will
be Mayor W. W. Zimmerman's com-
muni cation. In which he promises to
hand 'em out without regard for whom
he hits.
- la the mayor's communication he
- will show Just why the city tax rate
Should be placed at the limit, $1.25.
: There are $350,000 worth , of lm
arovements that should be made, but
they will be cut In halt because we
hare not the money. If people want
taprovements, they're got to pay for
them," Zimmerman declared.
"The board knows what should be
Cone sad the people, many of them
dont. There's North Seventh street
from Mala to Fort Wayne avenue;
North B street from - Tenth to Six
teenth, and North D street from the
river to Ft. Wayne avenue, that all
eunht to be paved. About one of
these Improvements can be made.
.May Net Answer It.
' TII think about that communica
tion published in one of the Richmond
papers from A. Bavls, tonight," said
the mayor. T dont say 111 answer it,
far I aever pay aay attention to news
paper communications, especially to
one the answer to which Is so ob-
Mr. Bavls communication regarding
what he alleges the republican admin
lstratloa has not done, and pointing
eat the condition of the city as left
by the republicans just before the
Schllllnger administration, may be
found In the "People's Forum," of the
Palladium today.
"People dont pay any attention, to
' that kind of rot," said the mayor to
day. There's nothing to answer about
It Ire already told the public what
the tax rate should be and what Is the
condition of the city at this time. 111
tell 'em again tonight I'm not afraid
f anyone.
"Bavls has left out some Important
things," he continued. "How about
the Indebtedness they added to the
city. Then they got a lot of seques
tered taxes, and payments on the light
plant so of course they could afford to
make some big Improvements. No
body knows the city's present and
past condition as well as I do," said
the mayor.
It Is Misleading.
The communication le misleading
la many ways," was the comment of
City Attorney A. M. Gardner.
The budget and tax rate ordin
ances will come up for second read
ing at the council meeting tonight
when amendments will be In order.
The budget provides for appropria-
tlone amounting to $174,788 from all
municipal funds, exclusive of the light
plant fund, and from the latter fund.
tS9.9M.20. The tax rate Is fixed at
$1.11, an advance of six cents over
that of last year.
Many of the councllmen are said to
be In favor of raising the rate, but as
all the meetings In which the. budget
and tax rate have been discussed have
been absolutely secret and as delta-
Its Information regarding them has
not been given out no authentic
statement, on this subject can be
Fer a Sinking Fund.
Some of the city officials favored
open meetings, but the mayor said
this should not be. It Is claimed the
councllmen get embarrassed In the
presence of the public and the news
paper reporters, and are afraid to say
what the think.
Another Important ordinance com
ing up for second reading will be that
establishing a fund to pay the bonded
Indebtedness of the municipal electric
fight plant This will probably be ac
cepted and passed tonight It has
been before the secret sessions of
council on two occasions and is deem
ed -O. It-
Two minor ordinances, the first reg
alexins the variety of warning signals
ased oa automobiles and motor cy
cles, aad another to license traveling
photographers and protect local men.
will bo ap for third ana second read
tags respectively.
STATS Pertly steady tonight and
LOCAL Partly elovdy tonight and
. -, .' Tuesday. Net much change In
This space here will be reserved
In each Issue of the Palladium from
this date until the Fall Festival,
for Fall Festival committee meet
ing announcements. The chair
man of any committee desiring to
announce a meeting to the other
members of his committee should
send a brief announcement to the
Palladium, addressed care of the
news editor.
Two Earlham Professors to
Assist at Bloomingdale
Two Earlbam professors will leave
Tuesday for Bloomingdale where they
are scheduled to appear on the pro
gram at the opening of the reorganiz
ed Bloomingdale academy. The pro-
'essors are William N. Trueblood and
Harlow Llndley. Dr. David W. Den
nis is also on the program but will
not be able to attend.
Bloomingdale academy will open
this year as an agricultural school.
Professor William Hill, formerly head
of the agricultural college at Chicago
university has resigned his , position
there and with his wife will assume
charge of the Friends academy. Mrs.
Hill is an Earlham alumnus and Mr.
Hill Is a graduate of Bloomingdale.
The academy was recently granted
several large farms around Blooming
dale to cultivate and they will be con
ducted along scientific lines. The
school will also have courses in do
mestic science, English and religion.
Edifice at Greensfork Last
Night Nearly Demolished
and Debris Was Hurled All
Over the Town.
Palladium Office Visited This
Morning by Lightning and
Linotypes Were Stopped a
Short Time.
Lightning struck the tower of the
Methodist church at Greensfork about
eight o'clock last night and tearing
out the east side, from the belfry; rip
ped a huge hole in the celling, and
descended Into the church, striking
near the altar.
Large boards, chips and parts of
the bell tower were hurled over i
block from the church and many win
dows in Greensfork were broken. The
bolt of electricity hit the church about
half an hour after the dismissal of
an Epworth league service. There
was no one in the church when it was
struck. Services were being held at
the time of the storm In the two oth
er churches of Greensfork, but they
were not struck.
The flash of lightning striking the
Methodist church was the only bolt of
the heavy rain storm, which visited
Greensfork and the vicinity last night
Although lightning is reputed never
to strike in the same place, wires
leading Into the composing room of
the Palladium was hit twice during
the heavy electrical storm this morn
ing. The first bolt burned out the
fuses of one of the power companies
In the office and stopped the linotype
machines. The foreman was Just
climbing a ladder to shift the current
to the other power company when a
second bolt bit the switch board, burn
ing out the other fuses and putting
the machines out of commission for a
half hour.
So far as reported lightning did not
strike any buildings in the city during
the storm this morning or .last night
There was a very heavy fall of rain,
which was general throughout the
(American News Service.) .
Jefferson City. Ifo, 8ept 19. Dele
gates from all the principal dtles aad
towns la Missouri assembled here to
day oa the opening of the nineteenth
annual convention of the Missouri
State Federation of Labor. Owing to
the large amount of business slated
tor transaction it will probably be the
end of the week before adjournment X
reached. J
But Seven of the Balloons En
tered in the National Cham
pionship Races Have Drop
ped to Earth.
All of the Contestants in the
Free-for-all Race Have
Landed Last One Landed
Early Monday.
(American News Service.)
Indianapolis, Sept. 19. Six balloons
out of thirteen which left Indianapolis
Speedwal Saturday are still floating
eastward through Pennsylvania and
West Virginia. ' No reports of their
exact whereabouts have been received
here since Sunday afternoon. They
are contestants in the national cham
pionshlp race, as follows: "America
II," Allan R. H&wley, pilot, of New
York; "Miss Sofia." of St. Louis. Wil
liam L. Assman, pilot; "Centennial,"
of St. Louis, H. E. Honeywell, pilot;
"Hoosier 11." Charles Wals"h. of
Kingston, N. Y., pilot; "Buckeye." J.
H. Wade, Cleveland, pilot; the "New
York." Clifford R. Harmon, pilot. All
the contestants in the free-for-all have
landed. Captain Johon Berry, in the
"University City" of St. Louis, coming
to earth neaer McKeesport Pa., at
four o'clock this morning. Three of
the competitors in the national cham
pionship landed 8unday, the "Pennsyl
vania" at Dexter, O., the "Indiana II"
at Willock, . near Pittsburg, and the
"Million Population Club" near Traf
ford City,'. Pa. " Thrilling flights
through storms of rain and almost
freezing temperatures . were reported
by tn who have already landed. Carl
Fisher, pilot of the "Indiana II, which
landed at Willock, Pa., last evening
that four . of the championship bal
loons passed ' him while his' balloon
was anchoredto a tree.
Pittsburg. Sept 19. Grave fears
were expressed today that some of
the ten balloons remaining in the aer
ial races that started at Indianapolis,
Ind., and which were driven eastward
by strong wind currents, may founder
in Inaccessible parts of the Allegheny
mountains and that the aeronauts
may suffer dire, if not fatal conse
quences, as a result
Conflicting reports were received
through the night and early today
from sections of Pennsylvania, West
Virginia and Eastern . Ohio.
Reports from Wheeling and points
near there stated that from three to
ten balloons . had passed, traveling
eastward. The "Topeka," of Topeka,
Kas., Capt Cole, pilot' and F. M. Ja
cobs, aide, was brought Into Washing
ton, Pa., today having landed near
there late yesterday. The "Drifter,1
Albert Hols. . Cincinnati, pilot and
George B. Howard, aide, was at Union-
town, Pa., today, having landed there
almost at the same time that the To
peka descended. The balloon hunt
ing was continued with a vengeance
today, throughout this state. A re
port from the 'Interior of West Vir
ginia stated that the "Buckeye." of
Cleveland, J. H. Wade Jr., pilot and
J. H. Morgan aide, passed eastward
apparently in the best of condition
and making good time.
Capt Cole of the Topeka," claims
to have broken the records for time
and distance, in making 402 miles in
20 hours and' 50 minutes. In a tele
phone message received here, it was
stated that the balloons suffered from
the heavy wet atmosphere above the
Ohio valley and that the gas bags
were affected by the climatic ' con
Avercae GitdaUcn
For Week Ending Sept 17, 1910.
(Except Saturday)
Including Rural Routes, Mall Cir
culation. Small Towns, Compllmen
taries, City Circulation, Etc, Six
This Includes Regular - Compli
mentary list
. This' Report Does Not laclude
ajample Copies. 0-
To Fight
' " f
Principal officers of the American
paign againat the White Slave traffic.
town. Mo., one of the best known social workers in the South; Judge Ben Lindsay, cf Denver, Vice-president of
the American Purity Federation; and Mr. B. S. Steadwell. president of the organization, and head of the pres
ent movement Below, beginning at
worker in the west; and Mrs. A. B.
Says Order Removing His
Scales from Street Is
Class Legislation.
"Talk about , class legislation on
amending that awning shed ordin
ance," cried William Dicks, at the
board of works meeting this morning,
where he was protesting against the
board's order that he should remove
scales from the street in front of his
building on A street between North
Fifth . and Sixth streets, "what about
this ordering me to remove my scales
and not ruling against other scales in
town, off the streets?" j
"It's a rank imposition," he exclaim
ed. It la not fair to order me to take
the scales off the street and not. rul
ing against the ' . other people. My
mother la at home, over 86 years old,
lust wotjryinfT to - death over it I
know the - scales are -not being ased
Just at present, bat I may rent the
building within two weeks and if the
scales are removed it can't be rented."
Mayoss2tmmerman said that there
ought 'jtcrbe public scales and that it
is not right for streets to be taken
up with oca obstructions. -
' Cotmcilmen Are Afraid.
"The city councllmen are afraid to
pass aa ordinance for the scales to be
remored,"j exclaimed - the mayor.
They're afraid somebody . will - aay
Ton shouldn't have done that - I am
in favor of. every scale being taken
from the streets. And then we could
have uniform weights also.1
"You put In public scales and make
every wagon of coal go there- to be
weighed and up willgo coal from 35 to
50 cents on the ton." replied Mr.
Dicks, who has been In the coal busi
ness. Tt would be worth hat much
for extra hauling.
Mr. Dicks was told the objection to
his keeping the scales on A street Is
that the street-Is Terr narrow and
that the scales are In a rery danger
ous condition. However Mr. Dicks
promised to repair them. He claimed
there had never been a blockade on A
street during, the seventeen years the
scales had been in use. It was claim
ed by members, of. the board much
complaint has been registered against
the scales but Mr. Dicks refused to
beUere this.' .;.
The matter was taken under advise
ment and win be decided within the
next few days.
. - Other Beard Matter.
The Hoosier store asked for permfav
sloft to build a coal bin under the side
walk on North tUath street and this
"White Slave"
Purity Federation and reformers who
At the top berinnins at the left are:
the left are: Emma F. A. Drake. M. D
Sims, of Des Moines. Iowa.. known as the
I privilege was granted. The work will
be done under the supervision of the
city engineer.
The final assessment roll was ap
proved on a combination storm and
sanitary 6ewer from West Second, to
West Fourth street, in the alley , be
tween Chestnut street and the India
napolis ' divisi6n of the Pennsylvania
railroad. It .was reported that the
contractor repairing curb and gutter
on South Seventh street has complet
ed his work. Bids were received for
the construction of a cement walk be
tween North , D and North Eighth
street on the east side of Ft Wayne
avenue. The contrast was not let to
day. . '
The final hearing on the widening
of West Fifth street, from National
road to the" Pennsylvania railroad was
again considered but postponed as the
board has not yet investigated the re
monstrance - filed by William Bell
some time ago. The matter will be
looked into tomorrow.
(American Newa Service.
New Haven, Conn., Sept 19. Presi
dent Taft arrived 'In this city in his
special car at 5 a. m. today. He came
here as a member of the Yale corpor
ation to attend an important meeting
scheduled for today at which it ' was
thought that the - question of the , ap
pointment of President Hadley "of Yale
as chairman of the railroad stock and
bond commission - might be brought
and arrangements made whereby, he
might 'be granted time from 'his uni
versity duties to attend to the com
mission's work. ' ,
' It was planned that President Taft
should ' leave '' for Cincinnati at : 3
(American News Service.)
Portland, OregW Sept 19. A woman
won the gold 1 medal offered br . the
Southern Pacific lines for the best
kept station grounds and depot in" this
state. Mrs. M. R. Bice, station agent
at Gold Hill, Oreg Is the victor in
the contest that Includes several hun
dred station agents . in . Western Ore
gon, and the prize was won only af
ter the sharpest kind of competition.
At the finish, however, Mrs. Bice was
a few points ahead of all others. The
railroad company seeks to encourage
tidy conditions about the stations
along its line in this way. and there
is keen. rivalry among the agents.
Mrs. Bice won the gold medal ' three
years ago also. -.
The Fall Festival
and Richmond's
Prosperity Go
will conduct a nation wide cam
Prof. T. w. Shannon, of Frederick-
of Denver. Colo.; a well known social
converted whist champion.
Two Dre'adnaughts per Year
Are to be Added to Navy
Says President. ; t
Manama fortifications
Beverly, Mass., Sept 19. As the
result of the luncheon conference held
by President Taft with George Von
L. Meyer, secretary - of . the navy, it
was announced that - the -' administra
tion will continue its policy" of two
battleships a year.
, An appropriation, for two new ves
sels of the best known type with aux
iliaries .corresponding to this increase
will be asked of congress. After , the
success of this -policy , at the last ses
sion, no serious opposition is anticl
pated. ? That the Increase in the navy
Is to remain at ,, the ' two battleship
ratio In the face of serious reductions
In other , government A departments,
shows that , the president , looks upon
it as the strong arm of ' the nation.
He is going to Washington to meet
his cabinet with a pruning knife well
sharpened', for the ' estimates which
will be ready .for his inspection, but
the navy is not to be sacrificed.
ExpecU Hearty Support
In this policy the president Is confi
dent; the people win : give .him hearty
support It also shows that the pol
icy of disarmament has not yet reach
ed a practical situation ' Which permits
of its consideration on the part of the
United States by an abandonment of
navy up-buildlngs.
One of , the first things which the
president will : ; ask of , congress is
means to begin the fortification of the
Panama canal. He regards this as
matter of -n very J s; great Importance
which has been passed by until It can
not longer be ignored. In a special
message sent to congress last session
the president submitted plans for this
work which had been prepared in the
war: department' - Two million dollars
was asked that tie work might be be
Congress was not In a mood to ex
pend this money or any part of it
and the recommendation was not act
ed upon.
: With work: upon the canal going ev
en faster than was anticipated aad its
completion promised early In 1915, the
president holds that the fortification
of the waterway must now be taken
, Will Ask Early Action.
He' wfn mate such a
tion in his annual message aad ask
that r oa grass take early action toward
. (Coaaaed ca Pac rj.)
Former 'Trustee of Klcxzd
Township, Now Towncip
Assessor, Returns Ameur,t
Overdrawn as a Salary.
Say Potter Drew tlcrc Sc'cry
than Classification of ttc
Township Permitted, but
They Split Difference
OWE 13,100. .
Charles E. Potter, Wayne towt, -
assessor paid back to the toWBslw
$399.80 this morning, wLteh - was
charged up to him by the stat sJ
examiners as over drawn
township trustee during the
190. 1907, 1908 and 1909. The rtirt
of the examiners was made putHs t
day by Township . . Trustee Jastea :
Howarth to whom the report waa t3&
The report charges Mr. Potter' wK '
general looseness in handling the roar
fund and office wort; yet it aaye Cat'
there Is no evidence of rahataa c ::
to the former trusted - 1' -
Concluding, tTfte report saysr .'.
" "We believe that the showing uuS
in this report ought to emphasis
importance of electing competent can ?
office If men , of good Juraent
and business ability are not elected -
All the public offices of Indiana
the people cannot complain if their tn v
terests are not guarded and their mon-
ey squandered."
After itemising the accounts of tha
former trustee the report says:
; What Potter Would Owe.
The statutory allowance for the sal.-
ary in this township under the present
classification with a population lass
than 25,000 would be tttS a year or .
$2,504 for four years. But granCx?
that the township be claaslaed as a'
township having 25,000 populatloavaad
we believe from the volume of bust
ness done that . such claadScation
would be Just still the maxtarran sal- '
ary which could be fixed by tl Taoavg:
of commissioners would 1 be tlJT? a"
year or $6,000 for four yeara. Under
this classification Mr. Potter w!3 owa
the township $399)80. -
There was ,a general ,looctss3
which characterised the haadZzj; cz
the poor fund during this admislrtrv
tion. It seems to havs bean diapers:
aa a relief of permanent puTcSItt cJsar
es rather than that of gltrstj tseapw
ary relief. During the four years t
total expendlturea were '. t214-13.
Of this amount $2,0707 waa danocda
ated in the report aa poor rcSef. :
"$3,373.43 waa expended on the eosl
and wood yard, which has bee
talned by. the township for
years. .Of this amount $1,C30.C3
expended for foef while $2Jtt.49
spent in handling and deliTering ft At
this rate it is readily seen that it cost
the township more than $1 to dvr
$1 in fueL The coal -ordered fSroOh
the local dealers Is designated ta tl
poor report aa coal tdeketa.
Call Potter -a Victim.
"While Mr. Potter was pk5
supplies for a large townslip.
lag 15 schools and f road diatrlcta yet'
we beliera that he fell a TlcCtx ty
some of the unscrupulous supply zsaa ,
that have been robbing tho pecla rf
Indiana for several years. TTfiara U tK
evidence that an rebates war circa -or
that the trustee prcCttl oor t
count of any purchases Cat he xzzlx -but
we believe that uanecaeray crt
des were bought and patectxl- cr
copyrighted articles were prc3sl.
for the schools which cost te trro-'
ship an Immense amount cf xserrr
account of the copyrfcht er tzzJlr)
sale. For Instance, a comyUta rrt-
folio which consisted of a set of cgpa
and charts was bought for the axoct .
at a cost of $225. ' A set of Ustorfeal;
maps and charts were bought far ti,
schools at a coat of $1S9. They onc'
to be supplied at one fosrth at d
was purchased for oae za the
tees office at an expense of f 29. wticar
la not worth the raw material ct
which It U made.
"We wish to can ittrttfm t cc
axpendStara mada tPtt-i wa ttx'. ;:
fund In 12C3, la wLka. tla trvtrj t
sored aa oU weoan briJLr c!i a X
the laadlns toad cf Ca tawx!
Ttda lasuraaoa waa wrrra'fcr err
years tsl eoct tt trrr "iZi.- ..
Tlai Ki frj i" ' Csr

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