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MURRETTE TO OPEN
Handsomest Moving Picture
Theater in the Mid
dle .West, x
The Murrette,-admittedly the most
elaborate and best equipped moving
picture theatre in the Middle West,
will be opened to the public on next
Mr. Murray;- the owner, and whose
vaudeville house it adjoins, states that
he has done everything within his
power to make this an attractive and
sanitary structure and that it cannot
be duplicated in this section among
buildings erected- especially for the
purpose ' of displaying the picture
Very few, theatres have been built
for the . production of the latter, the
imajority being in structures not or
iginally designed for the presentation
of this form of theatrical entertain
ment, but the Murrette t.as been built
on the most modern plans for thea
tres of this description and is the last
word in conveniene,eomfort and san
The indirect heating and ventilating
' system has been -utilized, the latter
being perfect in Its theory and prac
tice of keeping the air ip the theatre
fresh, this system resulting in a com
iplete chanfco of air every two minutes,
the pure air being, fanned in from the
balcony in the rear and the impure
leaving the building by way of three
large ventilators ih the roof and two
on the floor.
The floors in the auditorium are all
of concrete' as are" a portion of the
""alls which are finished in ornamental
The entrance and foyer are tiled,
v.ith marble-based walls and plaster
and stucco sides and roof, the foyer
having mirrors on either hand and the
plasa doors heavy green draperies.
The auditorium, which seats five
rtmdrcd, is handsomely decorated in
Ivory and rose and has the semi-indi-rrct
lighting system with handsome
lighting appurtenances, the decorators,
Tedretta and Son, of Cincinnati, hav
ing made an artistic and effectively
The machine booth Is constructed
of cement, there being little wood,
aside from the mahogany door-frames,
in the building, the latter being prac
tically fire-proof. Two Powers number
fix A machines will be used and the
films procured through the Mutual
Film Company of Indianapolis.
The completed structure will repre
sent a cash investment of $32,0(70, the
lot $10,000, the building $22,000, the
theatre, as stated, having' no superior
of its class . . in this section of the
country. .... . ,
, The architects were Taylor and De
camp, of Cincinnati, designers of
buildings of this character, and the
Contractors, who have had the build
ing under way since June, the Hazen
.Construction Company, of the
, "Were all 'medicines as meritorious
as Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy the world would be
much better off and the percentage of
suffering greatly decreased," writes
Lindsay Scott, of Temple, Ind.
sale by all dealers. .
' The case of William Petry and
George Kuhlenberg appealed from po- j
lice court recently on the charge of
fast driving was dismissed from the
Wayne Circuit court.
The case of replevin by Myra L.
iChristman vs. J. H. Christman was
'dismissed from court with costs.
The case of Williams vs. Williams,
originating at Centerville, was coni
l promised yesterday. Claims were for
damages resulting from personal in
juries. The divorce suit of Warren vs. War
jren on the grounds of non-support will
the heard Monday morning.
The case of McCollough vs. McCol--i
lough will be heard Monday morning.
, The following letters remain un
I claimed at the local post office, and
will be sent to the Dead Letter office.
:if not called for within two weeks:
Ladies List Mrs. Leona Clark, Mrs.
! A. L. Durham, Mrs. Clara Myers, Mrs.
! Minne Roberson.
Gentlemen's List Mhas Alexandria,
,T. J. Boomershine, J. C. Brown, S. M.
Carson, Raymond Carver, Harry Con
iley, Charles French,. Abe Herd. Albert
Ilile, Blassek Kovmszek, (due 5c), Al
bert, Laverte, Cbas. E. McBride, A. L.
Murphy, A. E. Sell, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Simons, Don Rehnien, Eugene L.
Williams Frank Wolf.
.-Miscellaneous Dermacilia Mfg. Co.,
Heashe & Helms, Richmond Eve. Jour
nal, Wilburine Oil Works, Pres. or Cor.
Secretary Woman's Teachers" Club.
E. M. Haas, P. M.
; MARRIED TODAY
H. A. Brinkerhoff of Chicago, and
Miss Bessie Parker, of Columbus, Ohio,
were married this morning at the First
Presbyterian parsonage by the Rev.
Thomas J. Graham. The bride wore a
pretty traveling suit with hat to corres
pond. There were no attendants. Mr.
and Mrs. Brinkerhoff will reside in
Richmond, Mr. Brinkerhoff being a
traveling salesman for an electrical
supply house out of Chicago.
' CASE COMPROMISED
The case of JacksoiL versus. The In
terstate . .Automobile ;v Wdrks, , which
Judge Fox was to have heard, at, Win
chester yesterday;" was' 'compromised
for $3,000 and costs. A Jackson, who
was a painter in the factory, was In
jured by ha?lng a car backed. in to Jhim.
,The wounds produced a cancer on his
1 STOP ADVANCE OF PLAGUFI
(National News Association)
BY SURGEON GENERAL RUPERT
BLUE, Public Health and Marine
Plague has appeared for the first
time upon the eastern borders of the
United .States. .- The, nearest point
from which the disease has heretofore
approached our Atlantic and Gulf sea
boards is the Azores. But now it has
found a lodgement in Porto Rico,
where it has already caused over forty-two
cases and a score of deaths, and
in Havana, Cuba, where a dozen per
sons have been attacked and several
deaths have occurred.
Plague, then, is on our doorstep.
And now I am going to indicate raeas
ures which are being taken to prevent
it form crossing the threshold.
The cities on the Atlantic and Gulf
coast, realizing that an absolute quar
antine against rats, without the prohi
bition of commerce, is almost an im
possibility, have begun the work of ex
amining their rodent population for
plague. All vessels from San Juan
and Havana bound for the United
States, are thoroughly fumigated and
every known measure taken to pre
vent their bringing rats into our ports.
Crusades against rats are also under
way in the threatened cities.
I cannot prophesy what United
States ports, if any, will be attacked,
nor can I say which will be the first
to suffer from the incursion of the
plague. Indeed, it is to be hoped that
the timely warning that has been giv
en and the manifold precautions that
have been taken, will serve to protect
us. But in the meantime it is the duty
of every port having marine communi
cations with other countries which are
plague infected to begin at once to
rid Itself of rats, and to so provide
for the future that even if infected
rats may be imported, they will have
no opportunity to enter human dwell-
I ings and spread the disease through
the transference of their flees to man.
When the plague was reported in
Porto Rico, the Public Health and Ma
rine Hospital Service of the United
States at once doubled its precautions
in order to' prevent this ancient dis
ease from gaining access to our east
ern' and southern ports. Our experi
ence with the disease in California has
demonstrated the fact that such dis
eases can be successfully eradicated.
Therefore, Assistant Surgeon S. B.
Grubbs, who was already in Porto Ri
co as chief quarantine officer, imme
diately put into operation the machin
ery which is used to prevent the dis
ease from leaving an infected port.
This embodies a thorough outgoing
quarantine which means that all ships
are fumigated after discharging a car
go; that they are to be loaded from
lighter and that the only freight that
can be shipped is that which has been
certified as having originated and hav
ing been stored in rat proof surround
Plague is carried to man from the
fleas of infected rats. So if we can
prevent the transportation of rats from
infected ports into non-infected ports,
we can prevent the shipment of plague
from stricken territory into clean com
munities. The situation in Porto Rico finally I
became so acute'that it was soon seen
that more exhaustive measures must
be taken. Tne government or Forto
Rico, therefore, requested the assist
ance of the Public Health and Marine
Hospital Service because of the recog
nized experience of this corps in
plague warfare. Assistant Surgeon R.
H. Creel, an officer of great field and
laboratory experience, was at once
ordered to Porto Rico. As his assists-
ante n;rA cent Asaiatsint -1 i 1 virctnn Q .Tna-
eph Ridlon and T. L. Williams.
Plague has manifested itself by hu
man death in the town of San Juan,
Santurce, Carolina, Loiza, Arroyo and
Dorado. This really represents quite
an extensive area. The heaviest In
fection, however, has been found in
the two most populated portions of
San Juan, Puerta De Tierra and San
turce and the work is therefore focus
ed on these points.
How do you fight plague? To fight
plague you must not only wage a war
of absolute extermination upon the rat
but you must also trace the disease
among the rodent population and pre
vent its being transmitted to man.
To exterminate 'the rodents you
must take into consideration every
single factor of their existence.
The first thing is to cut off the rat's
food supply. This implies a clean
household both inside and outside. It
does not mean that the remnants of
the meals are merely out of sight, or
that the refuse from the stables can
be thrown into an uncovered bin, but
it means that all foods which might
tempt the rat shall be rendered inac
cessible by the use of metal contain
ers or metal screening.
Once you have done this it is easy
to kill the rats off by using poisons.
It has been my observation that phos
pherous paste is one of the best poi
sonous agents. It shines at night and
the rats seem to like its taste and
odor. Another advantage it has is
that it deteriates, hence you are not
likely you to kill an animal you never
Intended to harm a couple of years
after you put the poison out. No mat
ter what kind of poison is used it must
be put out carefully bo that children
and domestic animals will not come
in contact with it.
In order to trace the course of the
disease in rats it is necessary to ob
tain samples of the rodent population.
To da this two kinds of traps are used,
the large wire cage trap and the small
er snap trap. The cage trap has the
advantage that it takes the rats alive
and thus permits scientific investiga
tion of the fleas upon their bodies. In
this connection it may be stated that
in San Francisco and Porto Rico many
careful studies are being made of the
different species of fleas.
It requires Just as much intelligence
and care to trap rats as it does to
trap - mink or otter. The rat bait
should.be firmly attached to the trap,
the trap must be placed In the run
way of the rat The surroundings
must K rhinffixi B a littla a a
A - " u v.. fvumiirb
and every precaution taken to prevent
frightening the quarry. Time and lab
or are required to train rat trappers.
And a peculiar combination of skill
and patience is necessary to produce
a good rodent hunter.
All captured rats must be tagged to
show where, when and how and by
whom they are captured. They are
then taken to a laboratory and exam
ined by a skilled corps of officers for
evidence of disease.
The captured rats are firBt emersed
in an antiseptic solution to kill the
fleas. Next a tacker affixes the rat
to a shingle. The shingle is then giv
en a number so that If the tag is lost,
the identity of the rat remains es
tablished. Next the rat Is passed to the skinner
who with a pair of forceps in one
hand and a sharp scalpel in the other
reflects the skin from the abdomen of
the rat and looks at the arm pits and
groins for enlarged glands. He then
opens the body and looks for other
evidences of disease. It Is remark
able how skillful these laborers be
come in recognizing plague, leprosy
and the host of other diseases which
Next the rats are gone over care
fully by an officer who has been train
ed in a hygenic laboratory in the rec
ognition of this disease. Should he
find anything suspicious he makes the
bacteriological cultures necessary to
establish or disprove his diagnosis.
Suppose that a plague infected rat
is found, the field force is immediately
notified and the district from which
the infected animal came is subjected
to a thorough cleaning and deratl
zation. These are the measures that have
been put in force in Porto Rico and in
Puerta De Tierra. Large numbers of
insanitary buildings have also been de
stroyed, others have been rat proofed
by the use of impervious material,
such as concrete and sheet iron, and
still others have been raised in the
air so as to allow easy access to the
cat and the dog, the natural enemies
of the rat.
CUPID GETS A BLOW
FROM UNCLE SAM
The "lovers' roost" at the post office
has had most of its perches removed
by Uncle Sam, and according to Post
master Haas, the post office is now
again used exclusively for postal serv
ice. The recent edict issued by the
post office department forbidding
minors securing mail at the general
delivery window unless they could
give good reason, has caused a notice
able decrease in the number of love
The stand taken by the post office
authorities against using the building
as a trysting and spooning place, has
also resulted in an almost absolute
lack of entertainment for the post of
"I'll meet you at the post office"
bids fair to soon become an obsolete
term among the "younger set" of the
Monday, Aug. 12. Richmond Com
mandery No. 8, K. T., Special Con
clave, work in the Knights Templar
Tuesday, Aug. 13. Richmond lodge
No. 196, F. & A. M., called meeting.
Work Entered Apprentice degree.
Wednesday, Aug. 14. Webb lodge.
No. 24, F. & A. M., called meeting,
work in Master Mason degree.
Harriett B. Shepard, daughter of
John and Nancy A. Myer, was born in
Miami County. Ohio, February 27,
1870, and died at her home in Rich
mond, Indiana, August 5, 1912 at the
age of 42 years 5 months and 8 days.
She grew up on a farm with two
brothers and three sisters to woman
hood. She was married to Edward S.
Shepard September 11, 1886, and to
them was born one daughter, now
Mrs. Pearl Kaveny.
Her husband, her daughter, her
mother, two brothers and three sis
ters, and many friends are left to
mourn her early decease. Her father
having preceeded her to the Spirit
Land about three years ago. She pro
fessed faith in Christ and in the Chris
tians hope, but had not united with
any church. She will be laid to rest
near the home of her childhood.
"Blessed are the dead, who die in
the Lord, they rest from their labors
and their works do follow them."
A Scottish minister was asked to
pray for rain. He did so, and the rain
came down In floods and destroyed the
crops. Irritated at the result, one dis
gusted elder confided to another that
"this comes o' intristln sic a request
to a meenister wha isna acquent wl'
Why They Are Cleaner.
"Women's minds are much cleaner
than men's." said a woman to her hus
band. ' -They ought to be. replied her hus
band. They change them so much
oftener." Ladies' Home Journal.
"1 wonder why Mabel looks. in the
glass so often-
."Maybe she has a grudge against
herself. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
, Manners mast adorn knowledge and
smooth its way through the world.
Chesterfield. . - r
HONORS ARE PAID '
Ferdinand I. Has Ruled the
Little Balkan Country
(National News Association)
VIENNA. Aug. 10. Tomorrow Fer
dinand I., will round out a quarter of
a century as ruler of Bulgaria. The an
niversary recalls much that is of in
terest. It also serves to show that po
litical prophecies often go wide of the
Twenty-five years ago last month
there came to Vienna a Bulgarian
statesman, M. Stoiloff. envoy of Stam
bouloff, the dictator. Stoiloff was
searching for a prince who would
deign to accept the Bulgarian crown.
The offer was not very tempting. The
fate that befell the unhappy Alexan
der of Battenberg, the first prince of
Bulgaria, made it hard to find his suc
cessor. After several princes had been ap
proached without success, Stambou
loff and Stoiloff thought of the
Ooburgs, who had already furnished
several kings. So Stoiloff journeyed to
Ebenthal, near Vienna, and appealed
to the youngest, cleverest, and most
attractive of the Coburgs, Prince Fer
dinand. His mother, Princess Clemen
tine, was a daughter of Louis Philippe.
Ferdinand was a nephew of the king
of the Belgians and related to the
queens of England and Portugal.
Prince Ferdinand was then twenty
six. He was well aware of the dangers
his acceptance would involve. But he
saw in young Bulgaria an enormous
force, which, if he could direct and
control it, might work miracles. He
had faith in the people and faith in
himself. He accepted, and on August
11, 1887, he assumed the reins of gov
ernment The young Prince had an uphill
fight. The confirmative of his selec
tion by the Powers and of his election
by the Bulgarian national assembly
was only secured from the Porte after
the most humiliating restrictions had
been placed upon him. It was the un
derstanding that he was to remain
permanently in the Principality and
that the state of his country religion,
education, finance, defense, industry
and commerce must be periodically
scrutinized by the Ministry at the
- Nominally a vassal of Turkey, in
reality Bulgaria was dominated by
Russia, while Austria and the other
Powers watched with a jealous eye
and stood ready to stir up trouble at
any moment. The foreign relations of
the struggling Principality were bad
enough, but the condition of affairs at
home was even worse. Rival factions
disputed the Government, the army
was torn with dissensions, and noth
ing but the iron rule of Stambouloff
prevented the country's ruin.
Such was Bulgaria in 1887, when
Ferdinand arrived. And what marvel
ous changes twenty-five years under
his rulership have brought about. At
the start, unrecognized by any of the
Powers of Europe, treated as a usur
per, laughed at and hated, he achieved
the recognition of all the Powers, and
with it their respect. Today Ferdinand
is recognized everywhere, received
with royal honors in all the capitals
of Europe; his realm has become the
most prosperous and most powerful
of the Balkan States; it has proudly
broken the last ties that bound it to
Turkey; it has civilized, modernized
and improved its system of govern
ment; the country is covered with
roads and railways; it has a thrifty,
industrious population and a brilliant
capital; everywhere are to be seen
magnificent military buildings, for the
backbone of Bulgaria is her army,
which is the best disciplined In the
Czar Ferdinand, as he has been
known since Bulgaria achieved , her
complete independence five years ago,
is in person a handsome, soldierly
man, bearded and always well groom
ed. He is not only an earnest student,
with a special leaning toward botany
and ornithology, but also a man of
highly cultivated taste. He has made
a complete study of the difficult lan
guage and the history of his people
and is a great stickler for the cere
monies of his court.
Five years after he accepted the
Bulgarian crown Ferdinand married
Marie Louise of the Bourbon family
of Parma, a woman of noble character,
who died six years later, endeared in
the hearts of the people, leaving four
children, two princes and two princess
es, the first royal children born on
Bulgarian soil in 400 years. Prince
Bemis, the heir to the throne, is in his
nineteenth year. He has received an
excellent education and is said to pos
8ss many of the strong qualities that
have helped his father to success. In
1908. about ten years after the loss
of his first wife, Ferdinand was mar
ried to Princess Eleanore of Reuss,
a lady of about his own age.
DIED AT LOS ANGELES ;
WELL KNOWN HERE
Word has been received here of the
death of Leander-A. Teagle at Los
Angeles, California, Thursday, August
eighth. The burial will be in that city
Monday, August the twelfth. Mr. Tea
gle will be remembered here as a part
ner for many years in the Quaker
City Machine company. He is survived
by two children, Mrs. Edward Ncggle
of North Sixteenth street, and Mr. Ben
Teagle of Los Angeles. California. His
wife's death occurred in 1908.
GETS SMALL DAMAGES
The case of Williams versus John
ston for damages has been compromis
ed in the Wayne Circuit court for
$142.50. Williams was In Centerrille
during a celebration and a shot was
fired by Johnson, which glanced and
bit Williams la the ankle.,
EAGLES. . RETURNING
Local Team Did Not Secure
The decision of the judges of the
competitive drills entered into by the
degree teams of Eagle lodges from the
United States at the national conven
tion in Cleveland, failed to place the
Richmond team in the money. Wor
chester. Massachusetts, was first, win
ning 11,000; Indianapolis was second,
winning $500 and Milwaukee third,
winning $250. The result was a keen
disappointment for the local team as
they had faithfully drilled for months
In anticipation of the event, and had
secured new uniforms and parapher
nalia for the affair.
Members of the party of Eagles who
accompanied the team to the national
convention, are now returning home.
They visited Niagara Falls, and many
other points of interest while In the
GLEN PARK POPULAR
FOR PICNIC CROWDS
Glen Miller Park was shown to the
best advantage as a picnic resort to
day, when five picnics were field there.
Among them were the Rhodes family
reunion of Indiana and Ohio, and the
T. P. A. picnic of this city. Nearly a
thousand people spent the day at the
PROGRAM OF BAND
The program for the band concert
at Glen Miller park Sunday afternoon
1. March Port Arthur
Roland F. Seitz
2. Overture Schauspiel. . .Chr. Bach
3. Clarinet Duett U and I
W. E. Strong
Carl Weisbrod and Lawrence Peterson
4. Waltz Visions of Beautiful Wo
5. Everybody's Doing It Now, Berlin
6. March Emblem of Freedom...
K. L. King
7. Medley Overture The King
W. C. Ohare
8. Selection Alma, Where Do You
Live? Jean Briquet
9. Caprice, Bell Solo Tennette...
B. G. Mefall
10. March That Mysterious Rag . .
" HIS CODE MESSAGE.
It Wasn't Quite So Mysterious as He
Intended It to Be.
The frequency with which revolu
tions occur In Latin American lands
makes them "anybody's game," and as
a result of this many persons with
out experience either in conspiracy or
battle are likely at any moment to find
themselves conspirators and warriors.
One of these novices at the gentle art
of "revoluting" is the hero of the tale
which follows, a favorite in a certain
South American republic.
The novice in question, having sud
denly acquired a violent distaste for
the president of his native land, rush
ed away from home in a great rage
and enlisted in the revolutionary
ranks. The next thing be knew be was
detailed' to raise troops in a certain
It was explained to him that be must
envelop all his acts in dark secrecy. In
order the - better to accomplish this
the revolutionary commander told the
novice that whenever he felt called
upon to pen a dispatch he must conch
It in the terms of a code, so that gov
ernment officers might not guess the
meaning of any dispatch if it fell Into
The novice promised to follow In
structions to the letter. A few weeks