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THE RICHMdXD PAIXADITJM AND SUN-TELEGRAM, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1911.
BARS OF CITY ARE
LOWERED BY CITY
C0U11C1L LAST IIIGHT
(Continued from rage One.)
A SENSATIONAL CASE
Delaware Society Sequence
'purchase the plant and we can create
a sinking fund (or this," the council
man said. "It does not matter what
the mayor wants, for its up to the peo
ple." "The vote will be 8 to 1 for the pur
chase of the plant," quickly answered
, Mayor Zimmerman, "as the vote on
, the light plant was 7 to 1.
Engage H. U. Johnson.
The ordinance appropriating $500 to
be used in securing additional legal
' talent to assist the city attorney in the
light against the water works com
! pany was paused and the mayor sug
' gested that Henry U. Johnson be se-
"I see by the Palladium that Thomas
J. Study, former city attorney, has
1 entered the services of the water
works people, when he was retained
'by the Palladium to assist the city In
i the fight in this matter," the mayor
'said. "Attorney Johnson, I believe will
(be a good man and I suggest that he
Local Telephone Service.
In a communication to council May
tor Zimmerman deplored the alleged
j fact that poor service is being given
by the telephone company. He said
'that during the past four weeks a
L great deal of complaint has reached
I him about the service. He advised
Kilty Attorney Gardner to look into this
ftnatter and ascertain if there is any
Ithing in the company's franchise
hwhlch the city could employ in corn
spelling the company to render better
Much discussion resulted on the sub
hject of business men and firms placing
signs In the sidewalks. This matter
.was brought up at a previous session
and last evening a bill for an ordi
nance was presented repealing a for
mer ordinance which prohibited signs
being placed in the sidewalks. The
majority of the couneilmen expressed
themselves as being heartily in favor
of the bill, which was presented by
Councilman Waldele, but Councilman
"Weishaupt declared himself opposed
"If you allow one man to put a sign
'in a walk, every merchant in town
"will do so," was his declaration, "and
every cigar store will be advertising
tobaccos and every saloon will have
pictures of beers in the walks. Main
street sidewalk will resemble a vaude
ville." - Councilman Williams said that he
believed the signs would look nice and
that they were no worse than show
cases which protrude two and three
feet on the sidewalks. The mayor said
the signs in the walks were dangerous
and that some one might slip on them
and fall. The ordinance was read the
second time and will come up for third
reading ac next meeting or council.
'The report of the Municipal Light
plant for the month of August was
read, showing that Sept. 1 there was a
balance of $17,178.44 in the fund. The
(receipts during the month were $8,110.
22 and the total disbursements, $13,-
464.63. The amount in the sinking fund
The matter of closing the Doran
bridge was discussed, as it is alleged
(that wheels on vehicles have been bro-
tken owing to holes at the east side of
fthe structure. Alter some objections
hhe matter was dropped.
; ' Councilman Weishaupt said that
imore bumpers were needed at South
(Eighth and J streets on the C. & O.
'.railroad company's tracks. It is said
fttaat a similar condition exists at the
(Champion Roller Mills' switch on
North Tenth street. The board of
Works will look Into this matter
I The city engineer was Instructed to
pook into matter of unprotected man
holes and sewers in which small chil
dren might be liable to fall.
L Councilman Williams asked that
Worth- E street which has recently
Ibeen paved be scrubbed
(National News Association)
WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 19. The
opening of the September term of the
Newcastle County superior ceurt yes
terday once more brings before the
public the much tangled romance of
millionaire John Bancroft, secretary
of the textile manufacturing concern
of Joseph Bancroft and Sons' company
who eloped with Madeline Du Pont,
eldest daughter of Alfred I. DuPont,
Vice-President of the DuPont Powder
company, and whom he is now sueing j
for divorce, alleging that hia three
months old infant son is not his own.
The suit will probably come up for
trial a few days after the opening of
Much publicity has been given the
case both because of the social prom
inence and wealth of the principals
and the novel charge upon which the
suit hinges, it is said that deposit
ions will be introduced that while the
young couple were in Munich and oth
er European cities the conduct of the
forpier Madeline DuPont was such as
to warrant the action. The infant son,
Max Heibler, jr., is with the mother.
The divorce proceedings is a sequel
to the the runaway marriage of young
Bancroft and Madeline DuPont on
December 18, 1907. They were mar
ried at Washington by the Reverand
I). C. McLeod, a Presbyterian minister.
The bridegroom was then a student at
Princeton. He and the bride went
to Munich, Germany, shortly after
ward and the husband conpleted bis
studies at Heidelberg university. They
remained abroad over two years.
Since then young Bancroft has been
associated with his father in the Ban
OF SCHOOLS MADE
Lee B. Nusbaum Shows the
Condition of Funds Is
Frank Frohnapfel to Charles A
LBertsch. Sent. 2. 1911. SS50: lots 28.
129, 30, 31, 32, Blk. II, WRNR. Cam
, Benj. F. Thompson to Alva H. Mills.
t'Aug. 21. 1911. $2,800. Pt. N. E.
i Mary L. Christopher to Jno. M
rworl, Sept. 7. 1911. $6,000. Pt. lot
'630, 631, 642 Ellz. Starr's Add., Rich
Florence L. Meinsen to Jesse C.
Hadley, Sept. 11. 1911. $1,200, lot 36,
'Grand Boulevard subdivision, Rich
Wllke R. Holland to Frank I. Braf-
fett. Aug. 23, 1911, $3,000. Pt W. H
Hamilton Bryan to Emma M
Graves. Sept. 16, 1911, $6,000. Pt. S
!W. H Sec. 27-16-12.
Dickinson Trust Co.. Tr. to Milton
B. Craighead, Sept. 11. 1911, $2,700,
lots 1, 2, Reeveston Place. '
England's "Gospel Oaks."
'At rolstead. Suffolk, there still exist?
a "gospel oak which la orer 2.000
years old. The oak has a girth of
thirty-six feet and although the "go
pel oaks" generally stood ou the boun
daries of parishes, this tree stands in
the center of the Tillage. , "Gospel
oaks' at one time studded the coun
try, taking their names from the fact
that tacyy served as stations from
tvhlch ' the . Christian missionaries
preached to the Angles and Saxons
1400 years ago. Very few of the trees
now remain, but In some cases It is
possible to tell vaguely where they
stood from the names given to places
such, as Gospel Oak. rail Mall Ga
setts. . r-
Buchanan of Killarney, Was
One of the Richest Men
in the Commonwealth
MELBOURNE, Sept. 19. Australia
lost one of her squatter kings in W,
Buchanan, owner of Killarney and
many other great station properties in
the commonwealth. Like the late
James Tyson, he accumulated his mil
lions out of grass. .They catered for
beef eaters and themselves grew fat
fat, figuratively, not in figure, for
both were physically spare men. But
Buchanan was in all other respects
a very different type of man from the
social recluse, Tyson.
The Squire of Killarney was mar
ried and brought up a family. He had
broad and (as to those who did not
know him) unsuspected human sym
pathies. He was an ardent Imperial
ist, and had a deep-rooted belief in
the genius of the Briton and the
mighty power for good which he is
exercising and is destined to exercise
in the world. From his great stores
of wealth he would give freely and
generously to national or patriotic ob
jects; he was more discriminating in
meeting demands for local purposes
He believed that few things were
more abused than charity, or more mis-
chevlous than indiscriminate almsgiv
Such a man is easily misunderstood
Hence it came as somewhat of a sur
prise to those who did not know the
man when he and a few other patriot
ic citizens made princely donations to
the Australian Dreadnaught fund.
Buchanan had a wonderful insight
into the pastoral possibilities of Aus
tralia. Not even Tyson had a keen
er eye for a good station. With him
stock raising was an instinct. He
had more than half a century's exper
ience of the life. In his time and up
to hia death, he owned many big
sheep and cattle stations in different
parts of Australia. Buchanan would
lay out, without the faintest fear of
consequences, hundreds of thousands
on stations properties. Early in his
colonial career he was infected with
the gold fever, but he very soon de
cided that there was a good deal more
in beef, hides, hoofs and horns than
in nuggets. Life in the saddle and
in the bush made hard as nails a
frame naturally robust, and Buchanan
died, as a pastoralist should, at the ad
vanced age, being at the time of his
Lee B. Nusbaum, treasurer of the
school board, presented a detailed re
port of the general financial condi
tion of the Richmond schools for the
year ending August 1, 1911, to the city
council, at its meeting last night. The
report shows that $54,245.58 was in
the school fund August 1, of this year.
The balance in the fund August 1,
1910 was $92,420.54, but $45,009.75 was
expended during the past year in the
completion of the new high school
building. The report was presented
to Oscar Williams, councilman-at-
large, who presented it to council. It
is considered a very good report.
The report, in full, follows:
Money on hand August 1,
1910 $ 92,420.54
Received local tuition tax
Jan., 1911 22,605.92
Received local special
school tax Jan.. 1911 ... 20,426.36
Received local bond tax Jan.
1911 . 10,100.83
Received state school fund
Received local tuition tax
Received local special
school tax, July, 1911 . . .
Received local bond tax
July, 1911 12,869.82
Received state school fund
July, 1911 11,206.32
Received rent from oity . .
Received tuition from pu
pils and transfers
Received money borrowed
to complete high school..
Total receipts for year . . .
Total amount in hand for
To complete new high
school $ 45,009.75
Permanent equipment new
high school 42,575.86
Garfield building 5,252.14
General supplies and equip
ment Payment of school bonds . .
Payment of interest
Paid school trustees
Salaries Superintendent &
Salaries janitors 10,851.34
Tuition transferred pupils 153.66
SuDDlies for indigent pupils 190.84
Educational lectures r
Supervision and care of
Supplies Music department
Supplies Manual Training
Supplies Kindergarten de
partment Supplies Art department ..
Supplies Cooking depart
ment Supplies Sewing depart
ment Enumeration school chil
dren Library and supplementary
Electrical supplies and , la
Repairs or heating appara
Repairs and labor on roofs.
Freight, drayage and ex
Plumbing repairs and labor
Lumber for repairs, etc. . . .
Printing and stationery . . .
Carpenter work and other
Miscellaneous supplies and
Total expenses for the year 240,224.10
Balance on hand August 1,
Signed, Lee B. Nusbaum,
Treasurer of the Board.
All ATHLETIC BOARD
For the State High Schools
Whether there is going to be any
championship tournament to settle the
question of supremacy in basketball
among the high schools of Indiana this
winter, is the leading subject that will
come up for discussion at the meeting
of the State Board of Athletic Control
which Is to be held at half past ten
next Saturday morning at the Clay
pool Hotel in Indianapolis. The meet
ing has been called by the secretary
of the board, J. T. Jiles, of Mario and
all three members of the board. Princi
pals Ramsey, of Bloomington High
School; Thester, of Alexandria, and
Isaac Neff, of .Richmond High School,
have promised to be present. The
board is going to try to settle this
question in such a way that there will
be no hard feeling over the matter, as
was the case last year. The other sub
ject of importance that must be deter
mined is whether the State Board will
permit schools to use the method of
coaching their football teams by mail.
Warner, the noted authority at Car
lisle, has prepared a correspondence
system of instruction in the game, and
it is now up to the board to settle
whether this is a legitimate method
of teaching higa school boys how to
TO RECEIVE GUESTS
And Mother Officiates.
Eddie Do you have morning prayers
at your house? Freddie We have
Rome kind of n service when father
gets In. New York Press.
He that always complains Is never
pitied. German Proverb.
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When you get tired of wasting dol
lars on high-priced alcohol prepara
tions buy a 10-cent box of Plex, '"the
quick-healing salve." It will open your
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One application cures itching piles
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Cures croup and sore throat. Splen
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A big box of plex costs only 10
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Your druggist has it or can easily get
it for you. Sent prepaid on receipt of
price by the O. C Co, Terre Haute,
Th Explanation Given by the Book on
Tliey were newly married and were
calliug upon one of the friends of the
bride who had been particularly pleas
ant upon the occasion of their wed
ding. The bridegroom, apropos of
nothing, began to talk about phrenolo
gy and told how his wife had discov
ered two very prominent bumps on the
back of his head. He was proud of
them. So was she, and she passed him
nround that the host and hostess might
feci the bumps and know of their ex
istence. Then she explained:
"My book on phrenology says that
they mean good memory and generos
ity." It was evident that she was proud
of the facts, and so was he. But the
host, being of an inquiring turn of
mind, wished to satisfy himself, so he
got down a phrenological work from
one of his library shelves and after
much labor found the bumps on the
chart. Turning to the notes, he read,
seriously at first, then unsteadily. The
bride became suspicious, but she was
game and said:
"Read it out loud. Please do!" And
the host read:
"These bumps are most frequently
found on cats and monkeys."
Other topics consumed the remain
der of the visit, which was brief.
New York Sun.
Indianapolis Tradesmen Will
Be Honored by Local Y.
M. B. C. Sept. 27.
The following Is a list of the var
ious committees named by the Young
Men's Business club, to arrange for
the banquet and entertainment to be
tendered to the members of the In
dianapolis Trade association who will
visit this city September 27:
Master of Ceremonies.
Hon. William H. Kelley.
Banquet and Halls E. H. Harris,
Chairman; John Zwissler, George Bay
er, C. D. Slifer.
Decoration F. H. Lemon, Chair
man; Will Scheurman, F. L. Waidele,
Music Frank I. Braffett, Chairman;
Lewis E. Iliff.
Reception Demas S. Coe, chair
man; B. 1J. Game, luiwara bpencer,
Harlan Simmons, Frank I. Reed, Dr.
F. S. Anderson, C. A. Blair, A. D.
Gayle, Fred Krone, Dr. W. W. Zim
merman, Albert Gregg, W. M. Bailey,
E. M. Haas, John McCarthy, George
Brehm, T. P. Butler, Adolph Blickwe
del, John L. Rupe, Cash Beall, Benj.
C. Price, F. M. Taylor, C. C. Allen, J.
C. Bayer, W. H. Romey, B. B. Johnson,
W. A. Bond, A. E. Morel.
Invitation, Printing and Publicity
Raymond Mather, chairman; Edwin
N. Wilson, Roy Compton, Myron Mals
by. Program Theo H. Hill, chairman;
John Y. Poundstone, Ira C. Wood.
Executive Committee J. A. Speken
hier, chairman; Leo. H. Fine, C. D.
Slifer, Theo. H. Hill, John Zwissler,
DISCUSS EXTRA FARE
Passenger and Ticket Agents
in Annual Meeting.
BT4 PAUL. Minn., Sept. 19.- The flt-ty-nlxth
annual convention of the Am
erican AsHociation of General Passen-
K-r and Ticket Agents began its ses
sion hre today with Colonel Samuel
Moody, paftaenger traffic manager of
lh i'f nnylvania railroad, presiding.
Th convention will continue for sev
eral days. One of the timely topics to
be diftcufised is the recommendation
that railroad passengers be charged
extra for using high class equipment.
It has been suggested that a quarter
of a cent a mite be added to the price
of a ticket for a passenger using an
observation or a parlor car. In sup
port of the proposal it is contended
that the railroads expend large am
ounts to furnish this class of travelers
fast train service luxurious surround-!
ings, and special attention of various '
kinds. The association will thorough-'
ly discuss the matter, but any action
it may take wil be purely advisory in'
A notable feature of the conTentiojn
will be the banquet tomorrow night.
Among those scheduled to speak at
the banquet are James J. Hill. Presi
dent McCrea of the Pennsylvania sys-
tem. Vice-President Daly of the New
York lines, and several represents
es of government railways in France
Staving It Off.
The street piano was out our Vsy "
the other night, and our next door
seighbor didn't like it.
"Here's a nickel, he shouted to the
grinder, "if you'll go away at once. .
"Ees der someboda wat is seeckr '
asked the grinder. " ,?
"Not yet." answered our neighbor.
"Hurry." Cleveland riain Dealer.
Use Queen Ready Mixed
PAINT, $1.75 per Gal.
Old Reliable Paint Co.
H. C. SHAW, Mgr.
10 A 12 8. 7th. Phone 2230
When thou wishest to delight thy
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