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VOI- XXXV. NO. 343.
Water Works Question Reop
ened by Council, School
Board Roasted for Allowing
. Kids on Streets,
Councilman Von Pcin Denoun
ces Water Meter Rental and
Thinks the Public Should Be
While there was no business of
great importance before the city coun
cil at its meeting Monday night, there
was some discussion of live topics
that proved a mighty good substitute.
The meter rent charged by the water
works company was again given a
round and the company was charged
with holding up the cltisens on this
proposition; the school board was
given a lively round for its rule in re
gard to the admission of the children
to the school yards, and its alleged
cant courtesy shown the council, and
the placing of express wagons about
the court house led to the develop
ment of a diversity of views and the
discovery that the ' proposition will
meet with determined opposition
from certain sources.
Matt Von Pein started the water
'works discussion anew, . remarking
that he considered It the proper thing
to keep agitating the subject and let
the) people be Informed as to what the
situation la so that Intelligent action
ean be taken when the time for
action comes. The discussion was a
little personal with Mr. Von Pein be
cause it was only recently that he
peJJ kla water bill of $20 of which
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. u.a k. r.
cards this aster rent proposition as
a. nlais. and sura hold nn. Mr. Von
Pels thinks It would be far better for
the company to place the meter rent
at a lee figure so that It would not
work a hardship on the consumer, and
to keep the good will of the people,
than to kill the good goose that lays
the golden egg,. for In his judgment
this la what It amounts to, It the good
will of the people Is lost.
Hae the City by the Neck?
An Impression has gone out that
the company has the city by the neck,
but Mr. Von Pein is not Inclined to
think so. lie believes .there will be
found a way of escape through some
of the plans Suggested and that It is
possible the city may erect a water
works plant of Ita own. In the mat
ter of the rates for water, they are
, held to be reasonable enough but the
Justice of charging $3 rent a year on
an investment oi f or as aoes not
look good to Mr. Von Pein or to other
mwbw m ws v vvvuviif s w mw uiv
covered. Apparently they are sim
ply trying to abide In patience until
they can get a "crack" at the meter
rent with the hope of putting it out
of commission.
. Mayor Zimmerman has long favored
a municipal water works plant and he
has not wholly abandoned hope In this
regard. He admits the possibility of
the company having a 1 perpetual
franchise, but he Is pretty sure It has
no perpetual hold on the patronage of
the city Itself, and herein may lie the
salvation of the situation.
Councilman Williams, chairman of
me puoiio acnooi, committee, reported
that his committee had called on the
school board In regard to the admis
sion of children to the school yards
earlier than Is the custom and found
the board unwilling to change the rule
which has been effective for years.
The board holds that It Is not advisa
ble for the children to come to the
schools too early and has the rule in
an effort to have some regular time
for their appearance and to have them
under proper control. The council has
been led to believe that It would be
far better to admit the children to
the school yard, where they would
engage In harmless play, than to have
them congregate In other yards to the
annoyance of property holders or In
business houses near by when the
weather Is disagreeable. One member
of council told of frequently finding a
dosen or more children camped In a
corner grocery nearly every morning
during the cold weather, waiting until
the time arrived that they could go
Into the school yard and the school
Think It Dud Wrena.
Mayor Zimmerman believes the
school board Is dead wrong In Its atti
tude, that the rule la a bad one and
that It ought to be changed, and he
took especial pains Is saying so. He
wants the board to .know just what
the eentlmett Is. In his talk to the
council he pronounced the rule as an
unjust and uncharitable one to the
children, causing them unnecessary
suffering and proving a detriment to
their health. He takes the position
that, the ground ' about the school
buildings are meant for. play purposes
and that If the children are to have
torn ae or little use of it, the ground
(Continued on Par. Ten.)
Arrested by the Government
. v V 1
The Two Duveen Brothers, the famous art dealers, who are under ar
rest in New York on a charge of defrauding the government of millions
of dollars by undervaluing importations of objects of art. On the left is
Henry Duveen, who was arrested as he was stepping from a steamer on
his return from abroad, and to the right, Benjamin Duveen, whose arrest
was made in a raid on their Fifth Avenue store. The Duveen concern In
cludes nearly all the American art collectors, among their patrons, and
have establishments in New York. London and Paris. Collector Loeb
says he expects the frauds perpetrated by the international art concern
will be larger than those figuring in the Sugar Trust exposures.
This Question Will Be the Only
One ot Interest to Women,
However, Not on Convention
Delegates to the Convention
Will Be Greeted at the Li
braryCharter Members to
Hold Reunion.
The State Federation of Women's
clubs which will convene here on Oc
tober 25 for a three days' session will
be opened with a reception to the vis
iting, delegates and members of clubs
in this city at the Morrisson-Reeves
library on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs.
Ada Bernhardt, the librarian, and the
library committee will act as host
esses. The reception will follow an
automobile ride which will be given
in honor of the visiting delegates,
they being taken to points of interest
at Glen Miller park, Earlham college
and other places in the city. .
Invitations for the receptionwill be
sent out soon. The hostesses are par
ticularly anxious that as many of the
club women of the city attend as pos
sible In order that they may assist in
receiving the visitors.
To all other meetings of the federa
tion every one," especially women, are
invited. The program for the . con
vention ' has been made as broad as
possible. Matters pertaining to the
homey the child, the Improvement of
women's conditions and the like will
be discussed. One of the members of
the local committee declared that
about the only queation ' In which
many women are interested which, so
far as she knows.' win not' be 'discuss
ed Is suffrage for women.
." To Hold Reception. '
On Tuesday, evening at the high
school auditorium an informal 'recep
tion will be given. . Mrs., JUlen D.
Hole will extend greetings In behalf
of the local committee. William Dud
ley Foulke in 'behalf of the citizens
and S. S.'Strattan.' Jr" in behalf of
the school' board: Response will be
made by a visiting speaker. The state
president, Mrs. Grace. Julian Clark of
Irvlngton will be introduced by -Miss
Miriam McDivitt, the president of the
local federation, who will preside at
this meeting. t
The high school orchestra will give
a concert while the guests are assem
bling. . . . . ?
Prof. Elbert Russell of Earlham col
lege will pronounce the Invocation.
Afterwards there will be a reception
in the art gallery of the high school
building. The art exhibit will be
open until 11 o'clock every evening
during the convention. "
The business sessions will be held
at the high school auditorium. The
local committee has arranged for rest
and committee rooms in the same
building. Places for the registration
of delegates will be selected - also.
Richmond will be boomed. Members
of the four clubs of the city which
constitute the city - federation will
weaer buttons, colored dark blue and
with the word "Richmond" stamped
on them in another color. .These
will be given out among the dele
gates and local residents on Tuesday
at the meeting at the high school.
For Charter Members.
The reunion 'of the charter mem
bers of the federation will be held at
the Westcott hotel on Thursday after
noon. ; This promises to be one of the
most enjoyable affairs for the older
members during the-meetlng.- An vt-A
gan recital will be given at r Reid
Memorial church on Thursday after
noon by Mrs. Will Earhart During the
convention dinners will be served at
the Grace M. E. church and suppers
at the Episcopal.
The financial success of the con
vention is not causing any apprehen
sion. Members of the local commit
tee which met on Monday afternoon
reported that approximately $200 had
been raised which is considered suf
ficient to meet all expenses. . Among
other matters taken up on Monday by
the local committee were the details
connected with' the convention. Near
ly all plans have been perfected al
though the entire program probably
will not be ready for announcement
until Thursday when the committee
holds another important meeting with
Mrs. George Ballinger in North
Twelfth street
Mrs. Miriam McDivitt announced the
following .this afternoon: '"Members
of the clubs who have assisted finan
cially to the support of the State Fed
eration meeting are invited to call at
the Starr Piano rooms on Wednesday
afternoon from 4 to 5 o'clock, or Sat
urday afternoon from 2 to 5 to receive
admission tickets to the reception to
be given for the ladies of the State
Federation of Clubs, Tuesday; Oct 25
at 8 p. m.. in the public library at' the
New High School."
Some question has been raised as to
the authority by which the American
Seeding Machine Company is erecting
overhead bridges at its plant across
Thirteenth street Two bridges are
being erected, a lower and upper one,
This work is being done' at the com
pany's own risk, the board of works
having declined to give any permis
sion. As the bridges will not Inter
fere In any way with the public and
will , be of great benefit to the com
pany, no reasonable objection could be
raised to them. -. ' . : -
, .Oscar Leonard. was arraigned In the
city court Tuesday morning, charged
with the theft of $15 from Ben T. Rob-
bins, it being charged that the money
was taken from Robbins on Sunday
while he was in an intoxicated condi
tion. The theft is alleged to have tak
en place at the Skiles home, 611 North
Thirteenth street, and to have been
committed while Leonard was putting
Robbins to bed because of his intoxi
cated condition. Leonard claimed that
Robbins had loaned him $10 and that
he had promised to pay it back at a
certain time, but this Robbins denied
The evidence was largely circumstan
tial and at variance. The court fined
Leonard 25 and costs and added thir
ty days in jail."
STATE AND LOCAL Fair tonight
- and Wednesday;-cooler tonight.
Mack's Men, However, Showed
Superior Form, Hitting in
Pinches and Accepting Mis
takes of Cubs.
Chicago Twirler Got Past in
Fairly Good Way Until Sev
enth When He Blew Up with
a Loud Report.
Sheckard. left field.
Schulte. right field.
Hofman, center field.
Chance, first base.
Zimmerman, second base.
Steinfeldt, third base.
Tinker, short stop.
Kling, catcher.
Brown, pitcher.
Richie, pitcher.
Strunk, center field.
Lord, left field.
v Collins, second base.
. Baker, third base.
"Murphy, right field.
. Barry, short stop. ,
-Thomas, catcher.'
Coombs, pitcher.
Umpires Connolly, O'Day, .Rig
ler, Sheridan.
Attendance 24,597.
(American News Service)
Philadelphia, Oct 18. Upon the
three fingers of Mordecai Brown, the
Chicago Cubs pinned their hopes to
day for winning the second game in
the series with the Philadelphia Ath
letics for the championship of the
Jack Coombs was selected to op
pose the veteran Brown, who, from
past experience knew what was ex
pected in world's championship
If Philadelphia was baseball mad
yesterday, when the Athletics defeat
ed the Cubs to the tube of 4 to 1. it
was completely insane today. Early
today a line had gathered before
Shibe park waiting impatiently for the
gates to open,
With the overthrow of the Cubs, the
betting veered , today and the Phila
delphians were favorite. 10 to 8.
Chicago Sheckard walked but
Schulte forced Sheckard, Collins . to
Barry.' Hoffman walked and Schulte
went to second. Coombs looked very
wild. Chance got three balls and a
strike, then" singled, filling the bases.
It was a scratch hit Zimmerman sac
rificed with a fly to Strunk. Schulte
scoring with . Hoffman on third and
Chance' on second. Steinfeldt fanned.
"One run. One hit Two left No er
rors. Philadelphia Strunk struck out
Brown showing his old control. Kling
threw Strunk out having dropped the
third strike. Lord was out Steinfeldt
to Chance. Collins singled to center
and stole second. Baker out. Brown
to Chance. No runs. One hit One
left No errors. .
Chicago Tinker was safe when
Davis dropped Baker's throw. Kling
lined to Collins who threw to Davis
doubling up Tinker. Brown out Col
lins to Davis. No runs. No hits. One
error. None left
Philadelphia Davis Tew out to
Hoffman. Murphy walked but Barry
forced Murphy at second by Tinker's
unassisted play. Tinker doubled Bar
ry at first Chance getting the out
No runs. No hits. No errors. None
. Chicago Sheckard walked. Schulte
sacrificed, with a bunt and was safe at
first when, Davis muffed Coombs
throw. Sheckard went to second. Da
vis was credited with an error and
Schulte with a sacrifice. Hoffman pop
ped to Davis. Thomas made a great
stop with his bare hand when Coombs
made a wild pitch. Chance fanned.
Zimmerman drove to Lord. No runs.
No hits. Two left One error.
Philadelphia Thomas was safe on
Steinfeldt's error. Steinfeldt failed to
get a slow bounder. Coombs fanned.
Strunk bunted safely for a single.
Lord forced Strunk, Zimmerman to
Tinker. Thomas went to third. Col
lins doubled to left scoring Thomas
Star. Twirler
! and Lord. Steinfeldt muffed Sbeck
ard's l&row, letting Lord go home.
Baker out Zimmerman to Chance.
iTo funs. Two hits." Two errors.' One
left. -
Chicago Steinfeldt filed to Strunk.
Tinker singled to center. Tinker out
stealing, Thomas .to Collins. Kling
struck out No runs. One hit None
left No errors.
Philadelphia Davis out Tinker to
Chance. Murphy fouled out to Chance.
Barry singled. Thomas singled, Barry
going to third. Coombs fanned. No
runs. Two hits. Two left No errors.
Chicago Brown safe on Coombs
fumble. Coombs made another error
on Sheckard's tap to the box ; Schulte
sacrificed to Davis. Hoffman walked,
filling the bases. Chance filed to Mur
phy who threw to Thomas and doubl
ed Brown at the plate. No runs. No
hits. Two errors. Two left.
Philadelphia Strunk fanned. ' Lord
singled but Collins forced Lord at
second. Tinker to Zimmerman. Col
lins stole second." ' "Baker walked. Da
vis singled,, scoring Coljins. , Baker
went to third and Davis to second on
Lhe throw home : Marphy .was out
Tinker to Chance. One run: Two
hits.' Two left. No .errors.
Chicago Zimmerman walked. . Steim
feldt lined to. Collins, who threw to
Davis, doubling Zimmerman.! Tinker
doubled to Jeff, Kling filed- to Strunk.
No runs. 'One hit , One left -No;er-rors.
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Philadelphia Barry - fanned. Thom
as walked. ' Coombs singled, Thomas
taking third. - Strunk;. fanned. Lord
fouled to Chance. i No runs.- One hit
Two left - No errors.; - -,
Chicago Brown fanned 1 Sheckard
doubled Into the right field crowd.
Schulte lined to Strunk. Hoffman
walked. Chance singled, s - scoring
Sheckard, -Hoffman going r-to -tbird.'-Zimmerman
forced Chance.- Collins to
Barry. One run. Two 'hits. ""No er
rors. Two left
Philadelphia Collins walked- Bak
er singled, sending Collins to third.
Davis doubled, : scoring - Collins ' and
putting Baker on thlrd.-Murphy doub
led, scoring Baker and Davis. Richie,
a Cub pitcher, then began to warm up.
Barry sacrificed. Brown to Chance.
Thomas singled f' scoring ' Murphy.
Coombs out to Chance. Strunk doub
led scoring Thomas. Sheckard muff
ed Lord's drive, scoring Strunk. Lord
was out stealing, Kling to Tinker. Six
runs. Five , hits: One error. None
Chicago Steinfeldt doubled. Tinker
Hew out to Baker. - Kling walked.
Beaumont fanned. ' Sheckard walked
filling the bases. Schulte flew to Col
lins. Richie began to pitch for the
Cubs in this inning. Beaumont batted
for Brown. No runs. One hit Three
left No errors. --
Philadelphia Collins 1 doubled. Bak
er was out to Chance. Collins taking
third. Davis was out to Chance. Mur
phy was out. Steinfeldt to Chance. No
runs. One hit No errors. One left
Chicago Hoffman singled. Chance
out Collins to Davis. Zimmerman
doubled, scoring Hoffman. . Steinfeldt
ouf Barry to DavisZimmerman going
to third on the play. Tinker walked.
- A
of the Cubs
Kling forced Tinker to Barry, unassis
ted. One run. Two hits. Two left
No errors.
Score by Innings r
Phila. ' ....0 0 2 0 1 0 6 O x 9 14 4
Chicago ...1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13 .8 3
Time of game 2 : 23. " .
(American News Service.)
Washington, Oct. '. 18. Wire ' com
munication is entirely "destroyed with
Tampa and other points south of Jack
sonville and. the last, reports u told of
great devastation by a hurricane and
floods sweeping; the Florida coast
. Havana,' Oct ; 18. The exact loss of
life in the second 'fatal hurricane
which' swept Cuba, centering Its most
terrific -velocity on -this city, may nev
er .be known for the rescue squads re
ported today that many bodies bad
been swept to sea by the tidal waves
and from the flooded suburbs. Hund
reds of lives were lost it is believed.
, More than nine blocks of this city
were under, water today. Large build
ings' in the path of the storm were
crumpled over . like paper. The loss
throughout the . island will likely go
far into the millions. ,
c;' t Devastation Complete.
: Minister Nodarso said today that he
had .received private advices that
parts of the island had been complete
ly, devastated. News from the Inter
ior is . meager, as practically all the
wires are down.
Thirty are reported dead at Con
colacion del Sur, where the town was
almost destroyed.
LA dozen . towns and . villages have
been wiped out among them the pros
perous communities of Martinas, Gu
ane, La Griffa, Punta Cartes, Artemisa
and Cortes.
1 In Pinar del Rio many, villages were
destroyed and all the crops ruined.
Nettie Thompson and William I.
Robbins were married at Newport, Ky.
on Monday, according to a Cincinnati
account The bride, who was divorced
from Harold Enoch in the circuit court
about ten days ago, is 26 years old,
while the bridegroom is 34.
Local horsemen were out Tuesday
on the lookout for a suitable site for a
half mile track, which they hope to
have constructed within another year.
One of the places visited was the Gus
Scott farm, east of the city.'
Wireless from Steamer Trent
Says Big Airship Was Aban
doned and Wellman and
Crew Are Picked Up.
It Is Generally Believed the
Gas Bag Was Badly Crip
pled in Electrical Storm of
Nova Scotian Coast.
(American News Service)
New York. Oct 18. The dlrlgtbl
balloon "America" carrying Wellman
and crew in an attempt to reach
Europe has been abandoned at sea. '
All were rescued Including the mas
cot kitten by the steamship Trent of
the Royal Packet line, which plies be
tween Bermuda and New York. The '
official report of Captain Downs of the
Trent says be sighted Wellman's air
ship and caught signals of distress at
five o'clock this moraine." Ha uiammmI.
ed in rescuing the entire crew after
maneuvering three boors. The "Amer-
ica". was abandoned in latitude thirty
five - degrees, - forty-three - minutes. '
north, .longitude .. sixty-eight , degrees,
eighteen minutes west Details 'are
lackinc .but It Is srenerallv Believed
a tempest of lightning and sarp eon.
trary winds disabled the "America." '
From 12: 45 8anday until Downs'
uudhbjv twm avwsvw auvi uj esvaixys"
noon today the Atlantic . had " been "
swept from wireless stations along the
tact Heard of Sunday.
Th "America wan last hart tf aft
Siasconset Mass.. at 5 minutes to one
o'clock Sunday afternoon. The wire
less operator in the Marconi com
pany's station at Siasconset sent a
wireless direct to the America asking
if all were well. The reply, very fee -ble
and indistinct came back. ' It con
sisted of the single word: "Yes" It
was estimated the America was then
from 100 to 300 miles east of the -
Massachusetts coast although her ex-1
act location, was doubtful.
Since the weather bureau has re
ported fair weather , with the eioap
tlon of an electrical storm, off Sable
Tain.! 1AA l. At. .
a mmmmm m mmwm . a vhbb m ivibw sbi mmmm asm if 1
coast, Sunday night. . . . ,
Although no advices have been re
ceived as to how the balloon - was
wrecked it Is believed that' It foil a'
victim of the . Sable Island electrical
o i.i 1 1 lib i-Lirii hmb wiMHmi i is SB, ipmnsni
of lightning and sharp contrary winds. ?
The- America had evidently- been
blown out far to sea . and : had drifted
down past the gateways to the harbors
along . the coast between Boston and
southern ports. ' At 11 this morning a
message was received at Siasconset
which stated that the motor was shut
down owing to the dragging of the
equilibriator, which gave the airship
a Jarring motion, injurious to the en
gines. At that . time it was reported
no damage had. been done and no men
tion was made of bad weather.
At noon Sunday the last message,
MUV Vi. vi IM) AiHvl Mill .neM )
man believed he .was southwest of;
Nantucket , . -
The America was equipped with all
the ' Instruments used by navigators
and many had been ' especially con
structed. Among these was a baro
meter ' for the forecasting of future
Appointment of appraisers s for the
Goshen cemetery association la being'
fought by several who are-dissatisfied
with the arrangement, to incorporate
the cemetery. - Heretofore' the ceme
tery has been open to . the burial of
Avcrc-2 OrcdiCca
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Including Complimentary lists, for
Week Ending October 15th,. 1910,
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