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RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 1904. THE RICHMOND. PALLADIUM' .MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESH PUBLISHED DAILY AND WEEKLY. -AT 922 MAN STREET. LABOR CONDITIONS In Indiana Mines Are Constantly Grow ing Belter. Insurance and one to each i savings. ' - I Summary cf Facts. Th following summary of facts that can be obtained from the tables will be of interest to all: CENTRAL UNION ROME - - TELEPHONES! 21! 21 WHAT THE STATISTICS SHOW KVTKRKD AT RICHMOSD POSTOFKIOE AS 8KCOXD-CLA88 MATTER idily delivered by carrier to any prt of the city far 9even oaats a weec. SUBSCRIPTION BATES : A ILT OarMd cl'v, six rmntln, la alvatioa . . 11 fin O utside cltv, one m-nth. In dlvance 30 M VUtftHlc UlLV.uilt; ytJli III l lJllViU ............... o r-i jj WEEKLY By mall one year, fl.00 In advance. Ii 1R VTTT pA IT aav tlraa to gat yur paper from your carrier, yon will con -'i ir IVjU r(L f )r a far or arace notifying the office by telephone i JOHN S. FITZCIBBONS. ) Editor and Business Manager I I Senator Stone entertainevl the I emovncy at the New Phillips last riIit. He must have come, unin ?ructel for ha strayed from the 3 ath. The Missourian talked on the tariff (uestion. The Democrats are b-riimmjr to realize that militarism -wasn't much of an issue after all, f.ul will he further away from win i iiiir. in the home stretch as was free 'ihvr. Can't somebody suggest a v innin i.-suef The Chicago Tribune f vest'erdav i: 'online has a rood political cartoon tiititled ''The Hand Writing on the' Wall." It is in th re 3 scenes BASKET BALL j 6.Cu iciMwa Dy dustry are of special Interest Increasing Wages and Decreasing Hours of Labor Demonstrate That Toilers Are Better Off Today Than Ever Before in the History cf the Country. The report of the State Statistician for 1904, which has just gone to the printer, shows that labor conditions in Indiana are better today than ever before in the history of the state. The report of the Indiana State Labor Commission, which has just eone to me ixovernor, shows that there have been fewer strikes and lockouts in Indiana during the past year than ever before. The figures of the State fatatistician relative to the mining in No. of mines sente-1 ... No. of miners report ing No. under 20 No. from 20 to 30..!! No. from CO to 40. !!! No. from 40 to 53.."!! No. over 50 Natives 1?02. 103 1903. 125 2.C06 1.C32 1.0D0 1,533 1.191 8,408 1,583 1,863 1,824 1.G45 1,551 4.9S6 3,4 SI 5.103 3,365 2,241 3.538 2,641 $349,270 2.CC2 High School At the Carfield gymnasium last ev- 'ening the newly organized City Bas j ketball team went down in defeat before the High School Uhm bv a score of 15 to 2. The City put up a mines, in 1903 The two following tables contained in the report of the State Statistician were prepared from information ob tained direct from the mine workers. Of these 4,238, representing 108 mines in 13 counties, were questioned in 1902, and 8,486. rem-esentw io? . .antJ fast game of basketball considerin; . 1 r . m the lact that not one of them had toucnaa a basketball for oves two eyars and that ot any preparatory work had been indulged in. Each sidn mn.-la t In the foidds leaned toward the city team. background of each scene are David The high school boys made 14 fouls Ifeiinett Hill, Alton P. Parker and Tom Taygart. In the sky appears tie following words: "A Reld-headed ir.au has never held the office of pres ident." In the next sceme the read ier changes to "never in the history or' the I'nited States has a man from Kopus held the office of president." i he last picture reads: "Never since trie Avorld begun has a man named Alton bo--.ni elected to the presiden cy. o An organization called the Amer ican Birth Insurance company was organized in Boston recently. The and the city team 28. 1'ierson re f creed the lineup: High school Pos. Eggemeyer . . .forward Decker forward Murray and Hopkins center ftenn guard . Man ford Highb gamy. and The City .Jamison . .Wilson It will readily be seen that th in formation thus obtained gives a very fair report of the conditions of inhnr in the coal mining industry. Thp in. formation is valuable as representing the wages earned, the hours &nd davs of work, and the social condition of the laborers. The tables cover every branch of labor in connection with coal mining. There has been a vrv marked improvement in every direc tion during the two years covert hv this report. There was an improve ment in 1902 over 19C1, and the im provement during 1903 is very marked. $7.00 Average Daily Earnings. f in 1902 the average dailv .Wiggins ranged from $1.00 paid to trappers to Meyers I0r machine men. In 1903 the guard Test averase ranged from $1.13 to trappers uj to foremen. In 192 the averace for minors mrac wuttiji; a AiR TICKETS. and in 1903. $2.74. In I9n the average daily earnings of miners ranged from f 1.80 in Perry to $3.25 in Noon Sale Sundays, Mondays, Tues Greene days, Wednesdays and Thursdays via Pennsylvania Lines. World's Fair 7-dav round tn'n ciety was organized by prominent tickets to St. Louis are now sold over women unique payment of monthly du each . child By taking advantage of this scheme, a mother after the an initiation fee certain may at the birth of receive from $200 in Br.siness will be begun by the company as soon as the names of ui0 members are tiled with the com missioners of insurance, together with .lues of .i.00 each. It is said that the . requisite number of mem bers has been secured. The presi dent of the American Birth Insurance company is Mrs. Estelle M. II. Mer rill, ot Boston, and Pennsylvania Lines Sundays. Mon- 1 w days, luesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday of every week at $7.00 trom Kichmond. Ihese tickets are valid in coaches of through trains. Longer limit low. once excursion tickets to World a Fair are sold every day. For par ticulars consult C. W. Elmer, ticket agent, Pennsylvania lines. Richmond. ma. Excursion tickets at unusually low rates good for the season, on sale dai- j to Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha. jreen Lake, Devils Lake, Gogebic, Ashland, Marquene. Superior. Du- secretary ami luth, St. Paul, Minneapolis and many treasurer, Miss Emma Mcnter. On tner co1 and delightful lake resorts the advisory board are Miss Mary A reached 'J- "rhe North-Western Line. Liveamore, who is so well known to Inmation and tickets can be se- cverv Vmerien,- Af, At n ured from your home agent. Booklet t ; V ia 1)yOT' utitled "The Lakes and Summer Re- Jr., nofed for her philanthropic work, 'orts of the Northwest" mailed upon now president of the Charity and reipt of 4 cents in stamps, W. B. Wintergre.?.n clubs; Mrs. Mary E. Kmskern, P. T. M. C. & N. W. R'y, Parmelyca Rice, president of the Ar.-M. t i i.i .i ... ... iUUl rau.ers club of 15os- Daily nd nersnnlW ,Aa ion, ur. .Mary E. Jones, president cursions in Pullman tourist sleeping of the Ladies' Physiological institute car double berth only $7.00 from of Boston; Mrs. Agnes C. Fall, of hi;aS0 on fast through trains. Maiden, who is said to hv r..; V?ce 01 rutes'. No chan of cars. All wages were lower in Pcrrv eoun- ty than in the other coal sections. In 1903 there was a general advance in the average earnings. In this connec tion the following summary will be found convenient to the student of average daily pay of each class of mining statistics, giving as it does the mine workers for the yedrs 1902 and 1903, and the increase and decrease: 1902 1903 Inc. ..$2.42 $2.74 $0.32 ,.. 2.74 .. 3.09 Miners Loaders Machine men Drivers Tracklayers . Cagers 2.30 2.25 Trappers 1.00 Greasers . Daymen . Foremen . Engineers Firemen . Pumpmen 1.50 2.25. 2.97 2.50 1.81 1.90 3.03 3.22 2.56 2.56 2.56 1.13 1.50 2.56 3.25 2.95 2.05 2.20 2.60 2.30 2.85 1.92 1.92 2.56 2d .13 .31 .26 .31 .13 .31 .28 .45 .24 .30 .25 .25 .04 .30 .32 .28 mi nf i,o, i I....- . , I ocl ucmsw via mis line. ll" icuuners ever paia For full particulars address A. H. a woman attorney; Dr. C. Patterson Waggfener, traveling agent. 22 Fifth oi josiv)u, and Marian A. McBride avenue, Chicago, 111. of Arlington. Initiation fee is .$3, annual cues $1, and there is a mo thly assessment of $3. After the Blacksmiths 2.33 Weighmen 2.05 Check weighmen.. 2.81 Flat trimmers .... 1.62 Helpers i.go Timbermen 2.30 Hours of Employment. There was also an increase in the average number of hours employed Der week, and in the number of days from 1902 to 1903, as shown by the follow Ing summary: 1902 1903 Hrs. Days. Hrs. Days. 4,23S 719 1.538 1,042 5S0 359 2 40 Foreigners m juamea ...... Single .....!!! Own homes Rent . ....!!!!! No. having savings.. Total savings $105,383 arry nre insurance.. 974 loiai ms. carried... .$346,245 $649,200 Prosperity of Mines. The information in tho twn tniin Ing tables was obtained from the op erators of various mines, and P is much more full and complete than wuai ine Bureau has been able to se cure for its former reports. The ta bles cover the years 1902 and 1903 and represent the mines in fourteen counties. The table gives in detail the numbers of mires reporting in each county, the number of days in operation, the average of miners em ployed, the average number of inside workmen (other than miners), the number of outside workmen, the num ber employed in office, and the total number employed. To the table is appended a summary for ready reference. In 1902, 153 mines renortri n,nea In Vanderburg averaged the most in operation, being 241. The average ranged from 120 days in rn.mt.tn 241 in Vanderburg. The average num. ur 01 miners employed in the stat was 9.878, and the total nnmhr employes was 14,893. Clay county haJ .iiw largest number of mines in opera tion, 31; Fountr'n and Perry had one each; Gibson had two; Daviess three and Vanderburg four. In 1903, 180 mines reported. The days in operation ranged from 150 in Fountain to 225 in Vanderburg. There was an Increase In the average number of days in operation over the whole state, the increase showing that the mines were in operation 1,440 more aays in iao3 than In 1902. The aver age number of miners employed was 11,069, an increase of 1,151 over 1902. The total number employed in 1903 was 16,412, a gain of 1.519. Tn lon.T Greene county had the most mines in operation, and employed the greatest number of miners. In 1902 the mines were in operation an average of 190 days, and in 1903 an average of 19S. It will be seen that the mines were operated only about one-third of the time on the average, yet in 1902 they mined 8,793,423 tons of coal, and n. 866,023 tens in 1903. If enabled to operate full time the Indiana mines would have an output annually of the enormous quantity of 35,000,000 tons. Aggregate Wages Paid. The second table gives in detail the number of mines. reporting, the aggre gate wages paid inside workmen, out side workmen, in salaries, total wages paia, tons of coal mined, average value, and total value of output. Sum marized the tables show: 1902 Amount paid In side workmen.. .$6,430,073 Amount paid out side workmen... 740,782 Amount paid sal aries workmen. 249,061 Joyful Anticip ations Are now being indulged in by the "Youn Folks" with of Hallowe'en. The heads of families and winter brings additional expense and care must be erc Led to J? "both ends meet." We cordially invito w d to make them that we will assist in "bringing the ends toother " ' suring as- ONR STORE WAS CROWDED SATURDAY. In Our Dry Goods Denartmpnt tta hx- r 1 - . in all line, of seasonable good "r WMk Flnnno!at4n. i . . ' v umiui i, u iiuerwear, .flannels llannellettes and everything seasonahl f Wo ; u' : 1 ' v - . J'-iiVto u tu til V. GROCERY ITEMS: Apples, winter keepers, in crate sound, per busheel. 65c Cidi V' d daUy' Slid measure P nart, 35c Cider incgar, pure, unwatered, per gallon, 20c, ' Prepared Mustard and Good Catsupper quart 10c, S. & H. Trading Stamps with all Pr. Free delivery Store open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday Evening S. all tll-i WWl 1 1. 1 J --.v. luiiciitaj uauu picKea anu 411-415 MAIN ST. TMflHT STORE Both Phones E. B. GROSVENOR. M D orcoiALICDl, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Scientific Glass Fitting COLONIAL BUILDING office:hours i :00 to 12:00 2:00 to 4:00 17:00 to 8:00 ; Sunday ;00 to 12:00 The Best Place To Buy IS AX . . WITHER BBm. 0(D). PHOXES 49. Braiicli Yard, 39 S. 6tb-.Plione 516. 1903 $8,948,954 946,688 208,425 For N'ce FRESH FISH For Today Miners 31 Loaders 32 Machine men 32 ...35 ,..39 . . 35 . . 1 ..48 tenth payment if a living child is born the mother receivps rfOfi' the nineteenth, $300; after the twen-ty-ighth, .$400; and after the thirty- seventh, JK300. It is stipulated, how ever, th.it eighteen months must 1 m ciapse between .the birth of each child in any one family. $33.00 San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Tacom and Seattle, $31.50 joise vity, 30.50 Spokane andd Walla Walla, $30.00 Ogden, Salt Lake City and Butte. From Chicago via the Chicago, Un ion Pacific & Xorth-Western Line ev ery day until October 15th- inclusive. ' orrespondingly low rates from all points. Daily and personally conduct ed excursions from Chicago and Pull man Tourist Sleeping cars, only $7.00 :or double berth, (accommodating -o people;, through to the Pacific Coast without change of cars. Choice of routes. Excellent train service. Dining cars, (meals a la carte.) For full information apply to A. II. Wag grener, Trav. Agt. 22 Fifth Axe.. Chicago, Ills. SEE THAT MARK ? not r - - - - - r'" ; 209 215 215 224 254 229 208 208 243 304 260 230 365 260 267 208 211 517 246 34 35 35 38 42 37 33 33 39 48 63 39 63 44 45 34 35 35 41 214 222 222 240 246 232 215 215 240 300 365 237 365 252 254 216 217 218 244 a. a. a. - . To vote a straight Republican ticket make a X within th cir cle which surrounds the eagle, the one above is marked. Make no other mark on your ticket. Any other mark than the X will spoil your ballot and will lose your vote. Use noth ing to mark the X but the blue pencil that will be given you by the P9II clerk. Should you by accident make any other mark on your ballot, return it to poll clerk and get a new one. Before leaving booth fold your ballot so that the faoe' cannot be seen, and so that tha initial of the poll clerk on the back can be aev Drivers Tracklayers , Cagers Trappers .... Greasers Daymen Foremen 1 Engineers 63 Firemen 36 Pumpmen 63 Blacksmiths 40 Weighmen 41 Check weighmen.. 32 Flat trimmers 33 Helpers ..........33 Timbermen .......37 Social Conditions. There has also been a marked Im provement in the social condition of mine laborers. Of those reporting in 1902, 974 carried life insurance the average being $355.48, and the 'total $346,245. In 1903, 2,002 carried insur ance, the average being $324.5 and the total $049,200. In 1902, 1.191 had savings, the aver age being $87.20. and the total $103 855; in 1903, 2,641 had savings the average being $132.25 and the'total $349,270. The increase in the average savings is very marked, it h5- - little more than 50 per cent. In 1902 the lowest averace savins was $75 in Perry county, and th h?J. est $118 in Warrick. In 1903 the low IS8 i9Vn Perry and the hih?t $142 m Sullivan. In 1902 the lowest averase innnr,-.. m n -, - . . . -- """"-: .o,,,, as 51o ln snllivan and the highest $25 in Gibson.. In ifoi the lowest was $24 in Pike, and the hlerh est $400 in Gibson. In 1902 one to each 4.76 carried in surance and one to each 3.56 had sar ings; in 1903 one to each 4.22 carrisi Total $7,329,918 $10,104,067 The increased wages to inside work men in 1903 was $2,608,879, and in to tal amount paid in wages and salaries $2,774,149. 1902 1903 Number tons coal mined 8.793.423 11.866,023 Value of output...$9,550,455 $13,787,481 The average value of the coal In 1902 was $1.08 per ton, and in 1903, $1.16. The average varied greatly In the counties; thus, In Clay county in 1902 in some of the mines the average price was 95 cents and In others $2.23 per ton. In 1902 the largest output In any county was In Vigo, but the aver age value was only 99 cents. The lowest average In any one county was 85 cents In Perry, and the highest $1.50, In Daviess. ' . - " ...a.ruru improvement in 1903. Not only was the output great er, but the average was higher. The largest output in any county was 3 057,815 in Greene. In 1903 the aver age price ranged from $1.03 in Greene and Pike to $1.59 in. Clay. Perry In creased its average from 85 cents In 1902 to $1.21 in 1903; Gibsen from 91 cents In 1902 to $1.05 in 1903; Sullivan from 94 cents in 1902 to $1.10; Ver million from 94 cents o $1.07; War rick . from . 91 cents to $1.07. Clay gained 24 cents in. her average, Foun tain 20 cents. Parke 25 cents. Perry 36, Sullivan 16. Vigo 10 cents, Vermil lion 13, and Warrick 16 cents. Tom Watson on Roosevelt vs. Parker. Roosevelt stands ou in the open and says to his enemies: "Here I am a Republican wno stands pat on all existing conditions. If you want a fight, come on." Every line of the Parker platform seems to be in a tremble lest it should displease the "beneficiaries of class legislation. Every tone of its quaking Toice seems to say to the corpora tions: "Don't be afraid; I won't hurt you." Parker can probably use more words and say less that you are certain of than any other man in America. call oi: piioxe THE QUAKER CITY Fish, Oyster and Poultry Market f 1029 Main St. Home Phone 393 4WW-M"T T T T T I I I-1 I I I 1 1 X 111 A h'.W$ - THEY ALL KNOW Tlie'Jerel Stoves and. Ranges are not the cheapest, hut they are THE VERY BEST. A full stock on sale fit the KETCH HARDWARE CO. STORE 921 51 A IN. CASH OR PAYMENTS. r Sudden Death! Are YiiTT farina Htt f- i j ji - . . - ; . . w.aba wnMt i a s i tic tmuiv vinra ix niiraP mt i m it in wa, m -i vitality, underminine your system and leading v.,.. .wiftlw anH ..,!. t ,kl .." I ' PPC TW H.JSlLu L.A,h' ,here' ere the life principle is to be found. Yoor Stomach. Liver KuW-l-. 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