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THE CICmiOXD PAIXADIUXX AND SUN-TELEGRAM, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1910. Tta Hlctc:d Palkiicn c:J Ssa-Teltcrea ' Published and owned by tha PAIXACIUM PRINTINO CO. iHUd T days each week, evenings ud BUnuir grnw , Off lea Corner North tth and A atreets. Palladium and Bun-Telearam Phonee Business Office, 2S; Editorial Kooros, 1121. , RICHMOND. INDIANA. Radalah O. Lea .....Editor J, V, Mtesboff Baalaee Maaaajer Carl Soraaardt Aaaoelalo Editor hi aa u4....a Hmwmm EdHa WW . ..-.------- SUBSCRIPTION TERMS. la Richmond i.C per year (In ad vance) or 1O0 per week. MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. One year, la advance ..... '5 ?? Sis months. In advance ; On month. In. advance RURAL ROUTES One year, in advance ............ IJ-J2 Hla montha. In advance ....... t.. 1.55 One month. In advance .......... . Address chanced aa often as desired; both new and old addresaea muit be given. Subscribers will plea.se remit with order, which should bo given for a specified term; name will not bo enter od until payment Is received. ' Entered at Richmond. Indiana, post office as second class mall matter. ' New York 1tprfsntatlvea Payne it Younr. 10-34 West (3rd street, and 29 SS West 12nd street. New York. N. Y. Chicago Itepreaentatlvee Payne & Young. 747-7IS Marquette UuildlneT, Chlcafe-o, UL eiJLs.v.yjrje e tt ;tMt m a . a Tasa ieaaocJalloa of ra (Now York City) ha j aaartOodtaUMeinalatloa I et tkla avbUoatlom. Only tac Harare of eoBtaiaafl u its. report ait ' qt tbo tmrlatfirSi RICHMOND, INDIANA "PANIC PROOF CITY" Has a population of 11.000 and fs growing, it Is the county seat of Wayne County, and the trading- center of a rich agri cultural community. It Is lo . cated due east from Indianapolis , miles and 4 miles from tho atate lino. Richmond Is a city of homes and of Industry. . Primarily a manufacturing- city. It la also the ; lobblngf ce.-.ter of Eastern I- dtana and enjoys the retail trae of the populous community for miles around. Richmond la proud of Its eplen ,dld street, well kept yarda. Ita .cement aldewalks and beautiful shade trees. It ha S national banks. J trust companies and 4 ' building- association, with com Mned resourrea of over IS.OOO.OftO. Number of factories 121; capital Invested 17,000,00. with an an nual output of H7.nO0.0OO. and a pay roll of fl.700.00C The total pay roll for tho city amounts to approximately 14.300,900 annual v'w There aro five railroad com panles radiating- In eight differ ent directions from the city. In romlng freight lir.ndled dally. 1. TIO.000 Ibs.t outgoing freight bandied dally. 7SO.OO0 lbs.- , Yard facilities, per day, 1.700 cars. Number of paaaenger trains datly. Number of freight tretne dally, 77. Tho annua! post office receipts amount to 110.000. Total "'"J. valuation of tlu city, I IS, 000,000, , Richmond has two tnterurban railways. Three newspapers with a combined clroilatlon of 11.000. Richmond la tho greatest hard ware Jobbing- rner In the state and only recond n general lob bins; Interests. It hna a p'ano faetry prodticlns: a high grade (ilano every IB minutes. It Is the eader In the manufacture of traction ensMnes, end produces more threshing machlrrea. lawn mowers roller skates, errata Grille and bu-lal casket than any oth or city In tho world. Tha city's area la I.40 acres; has a court house costing- IBOO.. M0; 10 public schools and has tha fines and Most complete hlg school In the middle west tinder construction: I parochial schools; Karlham rolle an the Indiana Itimlneea Cnllea-e; five anlendld fire companies tn fine hose , bouses; flten Miller park, the larreet and most beautiful park , In Indiana, tho homo af Rich mond's annual ehautannua: rn hotels; municipal electric light T!tnt, tinder successful operation. and a private electrlo llerrtt plant Insuring competition; the oldest piiMlo library In tho state, . cent one and the second tare-out. 4A.A0 volumes; pnre. refreshing ( water, tinsnrriassed; S mfles of Imnrov.ed streets; 40 miles of eewera: JS mile af cement curb - and -rutter combined; 40 miles of , cement walks and mnv miles of brick walks. Thirty churches. In. eluding the Tfeld Memorial, built at a rst of Sfl.OOO: Held Mem orial Ho-plMl. one of tha most modern In the state T. M. f A ' bnMdr-, erected at a cost of Han 000 one of the finest In the at. Tho amusement center of tern Indiana and Western Oh'. rltv of the also cf Richmond holds a fin an annual art ex bM. The Richmond Tall Fea. tlval held each October Is unique, no other cltv holds a similar af fair It !a given In the tntersst of tho cltv and financed by tho business men. uceesa awaiting anvona with' enterprise In tho Panto Proof f?ltv. This Is My 52nd Birthday SELMA LAGER LOF. , SolDia Lagerlof, considered to be one of, the greatest writers of fiction that Sweden hat ever known, was born In Marbacka. Munkeryd. Nor. 20, 1858. Many of her ancestors axe well known figures in the literary history of Swe den. At the age of 24 she went to Stockholm to secure special training for the work of teaching. Shortly aft erward a prise of nearly $1,300 offered by a leading woman's magazine tn the Swedish capital for "the best story of boat 100 pages' was won by a part of "Gotta Sterling's Saga," a story on which Miss Lagerlof had long been en gaged. The winning of the prise en abled the young writer .to give up her other work and devote herself entirely to writing. Her greatest book Is "Jerusalem." a book which has been translated Into all modern languages and which has gained for the auth ereae worldwide fame. Last year Miss Lscerlof was awarded the model prise for literature. Else Perler will have Aitcal Cale af Millinery. everything tftt rtrCJeee ef Can You Swim? There are five hundred boys In Richmond who cannot swim. Next week they have the chance to learn. The death tolls are very heavy. Do you remember bow often the head line appears: "Drowns couldn't swim." Sixty yards even sixty feet will pull a life out of the Beyond. The Y. M. C. A. has done well to get an instructor from New York this next week who will teach any boy how to swim who doesn't know free. That is the real thing. Can you swim? This Is a big chance a big chance when your life may sometime de pend on it. The arrangement has been made with the school authorities to allow boys who can't swim to learn how when they have this big opportunity. The Building Code An ordinance providing for ALL matters concerning, af fecting or relating to the construction, alteration, repair or remov al of buildings structures .md appurtenances thereof, erected or to be erected in the city of Richmond, Indiana. Fifty pages of typewritten technicalities known as a building code have been drafted and passed to the council of Richmond to read and study out. If we were to publish this document In an issue of the Palladium it would take about a page and a half of solid composition. The building code ordinance is a good illustration of how little the average citizen knows about what is going on in his city affairs. Here Is an ordinance of fifty pages of typewritten copy, containing eighteen different subsections affecting all the future growth of 'Richmond, every house built, every electric wire, every foundation, all cement work, all plans and specifications, all alterations and repairs, division walls and so on down the list. It affects every house that you live In, rent, or own, or may want to build. It affects rents, affects the laboring conditions it affects every citizen In a most vital way as vital as a public service corporation franchise and of the tens of thousands of people affected who knows much about it? - Frankly, we do not know at thfg time whether this paper will sup port the building code as drawn up or not. No one outside of the build ing trade and its allied industries is competent to tell (without some lit tle research just what the building code means, for whose benef t it is drawn, whom it will most affect and how. And those are precisely the things that we want to have everyone in Richmond know before this or dinance goes through. It is a lot easier to get an ordinance on the files of the city clerk passed by the council than It Is to get them off. If you have seen the volume of city ordinances that are already passed you will believe this the more readily. ' But not for a long.time has there been any thing quite so far reach ing in its possibilities as this building code. We have an idea that before this ordinance is passed the average Individual who lives in, rents or owns, or desires to build houses in Richmond will like to know just what this ordinance Is. The first consideration is, for whose benef t is this? Is it for the benefit of the majority or for men who want the fire rates reduced because they have large special Interests at stake; is it for the benefit of the building tradeB, the electrical and the plumbing trades, or is it for the benefit of them and the man who employs them; is it of the sort which will discourage building in the town or the sort that will give the town sturdy and rapid growth; will It raise rents or lower them; will It crowd some men out of business if so, who are they; what effect will It have on the use of electricity as opposed to gas? Wouldn't you like to -know? What effect will it have on the man of small means who wants to build a house? One point which we have noted in this ordinance is that there is considerably more attention paid to danger by fire than there Is to un sanitary conditions in fact the general impression one gets from look ing over the ordinance is that it is directed against the fire Insurance rate more especially than anything else. ' We are not prepared to say where we aball stand on this proposi tion. It Is our opinion that it will take the everyday man several months to get to the bottom of the thing so that he may determine whether this is in his interest or not. We can not now furnish him any other evidence than that statement at the top of this article It affects all buildings In Richmond. We can say that if this Is for the beneit of the everyday citizen the ultimate consumer as opposed to any class of men who are directly Interested In the building code for business reasons of their own we are for it and will fight it if it isn't. . The way to approach such a subject as this is by giving it full public ity. There are too many things that slip by without being well gone 'into the council has shown excellent judgment. In waiting until they know more about this. CORELESS APPLES ON BLOOMLESS TREE Columbus, Ind., Nov. 19. Almost everybody has heard of the story of the boy who asked his companion for the core of his apple, to which request the companion made the historic re mark: "There ain't going to . be no core." Now Justice of the Peace Dave Barb of Clifford, Bartholomew county, has an apple tree and that tree bears apples.- Should any person ask for the core of an apple from the tree he would be doomed to disappointment, because the apples do not have cores. Justice Barb has brought some of the apples to this city and exhibited them. He says the tree that bears the apples never blooms in the spring, but through some freak process it bears apples, the same as other trees. These apples are without a core and they are also seedless. A xlgia? arrow bas been adopted In Germany as a danger sign to be dis played on high tension elelctrical ap paratus. "THIS DATE NOVEMBER 20. 1732 Thomas Cha'tterton. English literary genius, born. 1770. 1780 First license to a negro preacher was granted. 1804 New York Historical society organized. 1812 Americans repulsed at Odelltown. 1843 Ferdinand R. Hassler, who organized the U. SY Coast Survey, died In Philadelphia. Born In Switzerland. Oct. 6, 1770. 1S59 Rt. Rev. John Joseph Lynch, consecrated coadjutor archbishop of Toronto.'. . 1871 Oen. Chester A. Arthur appointed collector of the port of New York. 1S77 First Issue of the "Dally Evening News" at Augusta, Ga. 1903 Francis M. Drake, ex governor of Iowa, died at Centreville, Iowa. Born at Rushville, I1U Dec. 30, 1830. I United States circuit court decreed the dissolution of the tSand- turd Oil company of New eJraey. . w FEVER DESTROYED REASON OF A GIRL Garrett, Ind., Nov. 19. Deprived of her mental faculties by. reason of a long siege of typhoid fever. Miss Mabel, daughter of I. N. Whirledge of this city, was taken today to Long- cliffe asylum, where she will be treat ed. The physicians in the institution state that they can cure the girl in a short time, as her case Is not a serious one. DISCHARGED AFTER 34 YEARS SERVICE Washington, Ind., Nov. 19. After thirty-four . years service with the B. and O. S. W. R. It., master mechanic Frank J. Smith today recenved word he had been suspended. It Is believed his discharge is directly due to the mechanics sirike which has been In progress here for several months. Smith refused to make and statement. IN HISTORY" Died Aug. 24, NIGHT MESSENGER SERVICE AND CHILD LABOR QUESTION During the past year the National child labor committee has engaged in labor in the night messenger service. The reports were placed in the hands of local committees in a number of states, resulting in some Instances in the enactment of restlrctive laws. The most advanced of these was a law passed by the New York Jegislature. providing that no minor child In cities of the first and second class should be employed at this occupation between 10 o'clock p. m., and 5 o'clock a. m. This bill was not opposed by any of the companies engaged in the messen ger business, but evidently some friends of the industry are not satis fied. The telegraph and telephone age for October obtained an editorial de nouncing this legislation as radical and unreasonable. The editorial was widely distributed among newspapers and extensively reprinted. On Oct. 7 the New York child labor committee published in the New York Evening Post, a carefully prepared reply in which the chief grounds of objection to the employment of young boys at night were set forth and the argument reduced to the simple proposition whether the employment of miners after 10 o'clock at night as telegraph messengers , is a desirable occupation. This statement elicits another edi-. torial in the current lsues of the tele graph and telephone age, which ac cepts the challenge and says "there j are several interesting points for an alysis in this statement of the case." Proceeding to the analysis, the- edi tor asks three direct questions, to which we are glad to respond without hesitation. 1. "Are tae morals of "youth any more in danger at the age of 16 than at 21?" Answer: Yes. 2. "Are the morals of a city more vicious at 10 o'clock than at 9 o'clock?" Answer: Morals are nev er vicious. Immoral forces in large cities are notoriously more unbridled late at night and presumably there is more danger at 10 o'clock than at 9 o'clock. Those familar with the evi dence gathered, however, would wel come prohibition of this service at 9 9 o'clock if the editor prefers. 3. "Is the delivery of a telegram at night a more undesirable occupation than the delivery of newspapers or the early morning milk?" Answer: (a) Delivery of "a telegram" is a small part of the night messenger's work. The bulk of his service Is In gathering and delivering other kinds of messages and performing other kinds of service, not only to and from, but within gam bling house, saloons, house of prostitu tion and other equally undesirable places, (b) We do not commend the present condition of newspaper de livery. The unrestricted exposure of little boys to this unnecessary work fs a reproacn to nearly every large American city, (c) Nor do we ap prove the exploitation of the little child or half-grown youth in "delivery of the early morning milk." The pro fits In the milk business are without doubt sufficient to warrant employ ment of adults in places now so fre quently occupied by children for whom It is far more appropriate as a diet than as a burden.' The editor then proceeds to argue on two assumptions: first, he says. "we assume that the committee now pressing this child labor legislation is actuated by motives to safeguard the mocals not only of minors, but also of those past legal age." The as sumption is unfounded. The commit tee which made and published the re sults of this investigation is a child labor committee. However, deeply in terested its individual members may be in conserving the health and morals of our general citizenship, it recog nizes that as a committee its interest must be confined to those legally wards of the state, viz:, those under 21 years of age. The ,second assumption has better foundation. He says, "We assumed that the committee takes Into consid eration the important feature of not destroying the earning power of the embryo citizen." Precisely, and al though the wreckage of juvenile char acter as a result of contamination in this service has received more publi Men, Be Well Togged SHIRTS We just received a big shipment of shirts in all the newest patterns, and there is a certain style that is handled exclusively by us. HATS It's another part of the Men's Furnishing line that you can't overlook all styles and shapes. . s UNDERWEAR, SWEATERS, AND SWEATER COATS, COLLARS, NECKWEAR, GLOVES, Etc. Give us your order for your Suit or Overcoat. Perfect Satisfaction. WD)G) city than any other feature of the problem, the committee regards the economic aspects of the night mes senger service paramount. It is be cause this particular kind of work ordinarily contributes to "destroying the earning- power of the embryo citi zen" that we look upon it with dis favor. If the service from the begin ning paid an adequate wage, or if it offered a sure road to industrial effi done its menace to character and health in view of the economic advan tage to be gained. It Is therefore for-1 tunate that the thirst of our people for indusrial achievement finds no bul- wark here. There are forms of laboo In which a child may wisely be em- , . . ployed at 16 or even 14 years of age. under proper regulations. The night messenger service, to the majority of boys, is an industrial blind alley. In- j stead of being an avenue to higher in- j dustrial opportunities, the work leaves : Ihe boy at the end of one or five years as undeveloped industrially as when he began, meanwhile his years have been absorbed, his energy sapped, his j sensibilities blunted, and his ideals shattered. The editor of the "Age" next at tempts to lay upon us the burden of eradicating the so-called social evil, of putting an end to all gambling and disorderly houses; of immoral condi tions must exist, asks "why should not the committee work to have them con fined to a certain designated district from which young and tender messeng ers should be prohibited?" Certain ly a most contract! Again we dis claim responsibility, as a child labor committee, for erradlcating evils that have baffled the foremost experts In social reform. We may lay claim, however, to a serious attempt to place such restriction about growing youth that the exigencies of their employ ment shall not force them Into immedi ate contact with these vices. The public cannot be led astray by the contention that "of the total amount of duty which a messenger boy must do at night, more than 90 per cent is of an advantageous char acter" nor that the service "is health ful outdoor work, far better physically than indoor confinement." Whenever the question has been fairly put the public has not been slow - to decide whether the purchase of opium for prostitutes, guiding strangers to the haunts of vice, catering to gamblers and drunkards, is of an "advantage ous character. If the editor of the Telegraph and Telephone Age has any statistics to submit controverting this evidence, he will oblige by submitting the evidence. We admit that it is out door work, and we hole . no brief for ; the "Indoor confinement' at night of children and growing youth. But we have no evidence that the kind of out door work required in this service, exposing to all sorts of weather condi tions, is better physically than even indoor confinement. The editor closes with a statement he regards final. He says, "men will not work as messengers. Only the semblance of men will take the job." This is certainly not complimentary to tho business. The answer to the charge is that since Oct. 1 men , are employed in this city, and. so far as we know, with satisfaction to their em ployers and to the public. Of course the wages are small, for it has always passed as a "boy's job." But we have thus far discovered no kind of employ merit in which real men are unwilling to engage if the compensation is at tractive. It was acknowledged by one of the representatives of a messenger company that their wage scale rep resents $25 per month to messengers. We know of instances in which night messengers are paid not to exceed $18 per month and we cbeerfulfy sub mit to the citizens of this country that no industry has a right to utilize the time and strength of our youth with out rendering financial compensation suffiicent to purchase food and shelter. The industry which fails to do this is partly parasitic, depending upon pub lic charity, emergency hospitals, re lief societies, reformatories and pub lic poor houses to supply the different between what they pay and a living wage. A service which cannot pay its The Bay We Are you ready for Thanksgiving? You may have the turkey and the rest of the good things to eatt but are you ready (from s '.employes more than $25 a month j should be re-constructed on a higher j economic plane, or abandoned alto gether. If. however, public opinion Is cot sufficiently advanced to demand such a step, we suggest that cripples, elderly persons. Industrial misfits and others beyond the probability of be ing tempted to wrongdoing and to whom the meager wage would be a welcome alternative to their present poverty, might well be substituted, for growing boys. There is a plague of rates in the French chamber of deputies. During the recess of the legislators rates, which have probably come from the sewers, have overrun the committee rooms, the offces, the library and of co"r8e- the little restaurant. But the library has suffered most, and the pearliest meals made by the rodents have been on the old leather bound I volumes of historic speeches corrected the nands of their august makorj. Gambetta was a great favorite, and M. XnSer8. gpeeches have also suffered badly. The first vote of the new cham- ber will be one of $40 for rat poison. JORDAN M MAN US & HUNT FUNERAL DIRECTORS eV EMBALMERS Automobile Service for Calls Out of City. Private Chapel and Ambu lance. Telephone 2175. Parlors 1014 Main Street. High Grade Butterlne, 25c lb. H. G. HADLEY aPlibne 2292 1035 lVfaln Sf. xVSEATT! IV1IEAX! Everybody can eat meat if you buy at Sell't grocery and meat mark et. (Successor to C. E. Wiley A Son.) , . ' PORK CHOPS, per pound 1 5o FRESH SAUSAGE, i. .r pound I5c WHOLE HAMS (fresh), per pound. . l-ViO FRESH SIDE, per pound 1 5o PORK ROAST, per pound . . . . 1 2 Vi to 1 5o LARD (in pails, 3, 5, 10 lbs.) per pound . . I Qo We have a full line of groceries at lower prices than you can buy any where in Richmond. 21 LBS. GRANULATED 8UQAR, 1.00 with every two dollars worth of groceries (flour not Included In grocery orders); 10 lbs., 48c, with a dollar grocery order. POTATOES. ... . .65c a Bushel. FINE ONIONS.... 98c a Bushel I pay no rent and buy my meata from the farmer and my customer get the middle men'a profit. The above prices are for cash, in affect Monday, Nov, 21st. Sell's Grocery and t!eat litrtel 181 Ft. Wayne Ave. Buy Your Winter up.y of Coal MOT InsHre Satisficctton POCAHONTAS for the Furnace. ANTHRACITE for the Base Burner and Furnace. ISLAND CREEK for the Heating Stove and Grate. JACKSON for the Cook Stove and Range. We guarantee that these kinds of coal will give satisfaction. 525 South the carnal side)? . The Store With the ffew treat 915 Main Street DANDRUFF CAUSED BY A GERM. A New Discovery That KHte the Germ v and Prevent Batdnaea, Pretty nearly all the hair pnepara- lions xor oanarun nave some wem allaying itching of the scalp, and in being a fairly good dressing for the hair, but there is. only one that recog nizes what causes dandruff, . falling, hair, and baldness, and that destroys the cause, a little germ nd that is Newbro's Herpicide. This gem eats its way into the scalp, it digs up the scalp into little white scales. Unless it is destroyed there's no permanent stopping of falling hair and cure of dandruff and baldness. Newbro's Her picide kills the germ. "Destroy the cause, you remove the effect." Sold by leading druggists. Send 10c. in stamps for sample to The Herpicide Co.. Detroit., Mich. One dollar , Hot tics guaranteed. A. G. Luken & Co., special agents. , Miss Porter will hava her Semi Annual Sale of Millinery. Everything sold regardless of cost. 19-2t Fifth Gtrc'ct ' I S'