PLEA Of TRUST DENIED
Wickersham Will Not Relent in
A COMPROMISE REJECTED
Counsel for Indicted Men Told
That Government Will Stand
for No More Fines.
Washington. Dec 30.— Attorneys for some
cf the Individuals indicted as members of
the Bathtub Trust for alleged violation of
tbe Sherman law came to the Department
cf Justice to-day in the interest of their
clients, who,' in the event of their convic
tion and of the court's acceptance of the
declared policy of Attorney General Wfck
»•- am to "stand for no more fines." are
threatened with Jail sentences.
The lawyers were Rush Taggart. of New
Tork. and William L. Carpenter and Leo
T-::-zc\. of Detroit. After an hour's confer
ence with TV. E. Kenyon, Mr. "WlckershanTs
assistant, to whom the Attorney General
has referred the whole subject, with power
to act. the attorneys left the department.
They refused to say anything as to the
purpose or result of the conference, but it
■was announced at the department that
they had received no reason to believe that
the Attorney General would consent to the
acceptance of a pica of guilty and the im
jvosltion of fines rather than imprisonment.
They were made to understand, it was
taifl. that th* Attorney General will insist
on jail sentences, and were informed that
their clients will be expected to give bail
in J4.000 each in the United States Circuit
Court at Detroit on January 4. The law
yers salfl they would not make it neces
sary for the government to b^ein fifty re
sioval *ult* to bring the defendants to
court on that day.
The offer cf compromise said to have
been made by the lawyers was in effect
that th- Standard Sanitary Manufacturing
Company and other defendants :n the civil
*uit should appear before the Unlied States
Circuit Court at Baltimore and consent to
• 'io permanent injunction the government
asks if -the government would be satisfied
•with fine? and no jail sentences in the
criminal action. It -was said that "an ef
fectual dissolution of the offensive combi
nation charged by the government would
** effected if the Injunction should be
Thf> Department of Justice, however,
thinks the combination is as good as dis
solved. This week it learned that four '-on
cerns in th» combination sent out notices
to the trad»» that they were no longer par
lies to the alleged price-fixing agreement.
The recent declaration of Attorney Gen
eral WirkTFham. following the "Window
BBS c Trust case hi Pittsburg. that he
•«•<-.:. insist on prison sentences In all
future convictions in anti-trust cases T.-as
th** jti«^«m- to the second proposition.
Frank H. "Watson, United States Attorney
pS Detroit, referred all Inquirers to Mr.
IGI m. who declared that the position of
the department was well known and ad
mitted of no discussion.
CHIEF FORESTER REPORTS
."Causes and Prevention of Fires
TTitsl-.tesion. Dec 30.— Forest Bess. their
I ' ' , livoness. cause and prevention are
7 « : 4-^s**l at. length In the annual report
!?*»nry };. Graves, the Chief Forester.
pr;t?c pubil<* Jo-day. He says that in the
« j '^.nizaUon Bird administration of the na
.■nal forests- the most important consid
• ration is protection from fire. "In a for
.«st fully organized with adequate means
. <".f transportation and communication and
:• sufficient force of ranger? and guards
*.h«>.risk from fire is very small," he says.
"In foreign countries in which forests are
<-.. organized the risk Is so small that the
ferasts are insurahle at a moderate rat?.'
The total out of timber in the last fiscal
■<.-?r was 454.412.000 feet, an increase over
That of the previous year of fs,773,<y>) feet.
The amount of timber sold in the year was
£74,555,000 feet, valued at J1.409.592.
WASTS HUNT INVESTIGATED
Georgian Calls Smithsonian a "Trash
Washington. Dec. ' •- "The African hunt-
Ing trip as organized and carried out by the
Smithsonian Institution via Roosevelt." is
The subject of the latest proposed Investi
ration by Congress. The suggestion was
received here to-day by Representative
Ttainey. of Illinois, from a citizen of
Georgia, who referred to such an inquiry
as a. "public service" and to the Smith
sonian as a ■trash heap institution.''
The Georgian declares that "waste, ex
travagance and squandering of public
money" can be shown.
GREENWICH CANT SEE IT
Lincoln Steffens's Townsfolk
Vote Charges Baseless.
I By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Greenwich, Conn.. Dec 30.— Lincoln Stef
f»ns, the writer of magazine articles on
comiption of cities, appeared on the stage
: at th«» Greenwich Town Hal! this evening
and for two hours talked to an audience of
tn*n and "women, his own town's people,
trying to prove the truth of the statement
■ho made last month in New Britain, that
! "'Greenwich is as corrupt as any city in the
He modified that statement to-night by
Edding the words "that I know of," and
admitted that he ' new of only seventeen
At the close of the meeting he called for
those present to vote that Greenwich was
as corrupt an any city in the United States,
and here the chairman of the meeting,
Henry Dayton, arid Edwin H. Baker, tem
porary chairman, and other well known
men took the floor against '.he motion, and
on c vote betas; taken only two voices were
heard in the affirmative. A suggestion from
Irving Bachellor that a committee be ap
pointed to investigate Greenwich and see
if there v «-re corruptness here also fell flat.
*>nd the meeting adjourned -with no appar
SAY DAN" COUGHLIN IS DEAD
A Eeport from Honduras — Implicated
in Noted Cronin Murder.
New <)•!«-... . Dec. CO. — "Dan" Coughlln,
one of the principal figures in the famous
J>r. CronJji murder case in Chicago twenty
years aro. and now wanted in that city on
a char??" <•: Msvy. Is reported to be dead
»•• San l»adro. Honduras.
After his arrest in ItS* for participation
in Mm Cronin murder while a Chicago po
!;r«fna::. Couffhlin's conviction. " in* new
trial after years of imprisonment at Jo-
Het and his acquittal, came Us indict
j".*. t n <<->r bribing witnesses in a railroad
camag* suit. He fled to Honduras, but In
X9tS returned to Mobile. Ala., where he was
arreMed. c.'i^i-lir: escaped through legal
i^chnicaliticis and returned to Honduras.
FUNERAL COACHES UP IN PRICE.
Albany. D«=r. 30. — It wil! cost more to be
buried ii. Albany after January ]. The
livery owners* association, to ward off a
Bs*tc*ai strike of drive-.-. BBS agreed to
:viise their SMSJBM from 112 to $11 a week.
Aloe? tilth this Increase com«s ihr; art
r.ouncemeiil that with the new year the cost
of coaches for funerals will co -iv *1. i
JOINT R. R. BOARD ASSURED
Agreement with Canada Report
ed to State Department.
Washington. Dec. 30.— An international
railway commission, with supervisory au
thority over roads operating between the
United States and Canada, is practically
Martin A. Knapp. chairman of the In
terstate Commerce <*ommi Fsior.. and J. P.
Mabie. chief of the Railway Commission
cf Canada, who have been in conference
on the subject, presented their report to
the State Department to-day. As it is a
diplomatic matter, the department directed
them not to make public the result of their
negotiations at present.
It is known, however, that they have
agreed as to the advisability of the cre
ation of a commission which shall have
supervisory authority over the railroad
line? doing business between the two coun
tries. This authority is to extend to the
regulation of rates, both freieht and pas
senger. The commission may prescribe
through routes and .ioint rates and through
bills of lading. It will also have authority
over all international transportation, and
shippers or carriers in either country may
appeal tc it for relief from what they may
deem oppressive methods or regulations or
excessive or unreasonable rates.
It was finally decided to recommend that
the arrangement should be concluded by
treaty, rather than by legislation. When
the trea;y is completed it will be submitted
to the Senate, and it is believed that it will
bfl ratified without difficulty.
WORK OF THE LIFESAVERS
Only 53 Lives Lost Where They
Washington. Dec. ML— Oat of «■«"! persons
involved in 1,4«3 disasters to vessels of all
classes within the scope of the lifesaving
service only R lives were lost and only 74
vansehl were destroyed, according to the
BSMSJ report of S. I. Kimhall, general
superintendent of the service, for the fiscal
year ended June 30.
Of the 1,463 vessels of all kinds which met
with accidents t:;e lifepavers rendered as
sistance to 1.407. valued, with their cargoes,
at $10,179,230. The service also rescued 137
persons from drowning, gave surgical aid
to sixty persons suffering from gunshot
wounds, broken limbs or bruises and re
covered 150 bodies of persons who had met
■eatfc \<y jumping or falling from piers and
bridges, breaking through the ice or in
The cost of maintaining the service for
the year was 52,249,375 68. The enactment of
the bill passed by the Senate at the last
session of Congress providing: retirement
pay for members of the service incapaci
tated Bar duty is urged.
ANOTHER BOGEY VANISHES
General Duvall Denies Rumors of
Washington, Dec. SO.— Major General Du
vall, commandng the Division of the Phil
ippines, has sent to the War Department
by cable an unqualified lienial of reports
that a wireless telegraph station, built and
operated by Japanese, had been discov
ered in the Philippines, and that quanti
ties of arms, ammunition and explosives
had been found illegally in the possession
The denial was in answer to an inquiry
from the War Department.
GEBHARDT FOR MARTINE
New Jersey Senator Decla*-
Smith Has No Chance.
Senator William C Gebhardt, of Hnnter
don County, X. J.. one of the Democratic
leaders of the upper house of the Xew
Jersey Legislature, said yesterday that
those persons who are alarmed about the
selection of James Smith, jr., as John
Kean's successor need worry no longer,
because there was not a possibility of
Smith being chosen, unless lie should get
heip from the Republican side. Mr. Geb
hardt defended the candidacy of James E.
Martine and expressed pride in the leader
ship of Governor-elect Wilson.
"I don't consider Dr. Wilson's statement
as a "gToss insult.' " said the Hunterdon
Senator, "but. on the contrary. T am high
ly pleased with it. I am glad that UM
rL»eocratic party of the Stato of Xpw Jer
sey has at last a leader \. ho in not con
! trolled by the corporatioi - and special in
terests of the country, and especially one
who is not the Xew Jersey representative
of the corporations and special interests of
I the entire country. Dr. Wilson is not
i 'heading a movement to evade the Consti
j tution." On the contrary, he is merely in
sisting that the members of tbe Legislature
shall properly perform their constitutional
duty, which is to represent the people. We
Democrats, so far as the United States
scnatorship is concerned, were elected,
first, to elect a Democrat.
■"The»-e. are two ways in which I have
found out what the people do want, and
also what they do not want. I have found
out what they want, first, by looking at
the resnilt of the direct primary held in
September last, and, second, by talking
with the people- I fl nd that about three
fourths of all the people, in all walks of
life, that I have been able to talk with are
in favor of James K. Martine. I find also
from my talks with laboring men. farmer.--,
professional men, bankers and business
j men that they are practically unanimously
rgT*HT* James Smith, jr. In fact, up to this
time I have not heard a single person in
any walk of life who favors Mr. Smiths
election, except members of his own po
SAYS IRELAND HAS NO KING
Msn Is Admitted to Citizenship After
Insisting He's Eight.
Paterpon, N. J., Dec. 30.— Judge Scon was
busy to-day passing upon applicants for
"Who is .-the King of Ireland?" asked
Judge Scott of a young Irishman.
•Hasn't got any King," was the reply.
"Yes, it has" said Judge Scott. "Who is
King of England? 1 "
•'George is King."
••Well, isn't he King of Great Britain and
"He's no King of mine." was the smiling
The Irishman was admitted.
A Hungarian knew the name of the
President of the Unite i States, but when
Baked vim was tli*- Governor of Xew J. r
sey replied: "Bryan ." His application was
After Btneb ihought one applicant de
cided that President Taft lived "in Clifton,"
and an Italian said that America was dis
covered in !; j )J.
INDORSE CLARK FOR SPEAKER
Ohio Congressmen-Elect Split Over Cox
for Ways and Means Committee.
Columbus. Ohio, Dec. 30. — At a caucus
to-night of -the Democratic Congressmen
elect from Ohio. James M. Cox. of Dayton.
was indorsed for member of the Ways and
Means Committee and Champ Clark was
unanimously indorsed for Speaker.
A declaration favoring a committee on
committees to select the standing eomttit
tees of the House was made. An expres
<■:;<-.!) on v the tariff question was deferred
until 'he national caucus •in Washington
Congressmen Ashbrook. Denver. Sher
vv<•(.•'. and Bulkley refused to vote for Mr.
Ccx, and announced .that they would not
be bound by the caucus's ruling.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1010.
NEW FISHERY CONFERENCE
Representatives of Three Gov
ernments Will Meet Next Month,
FOLLOWING HAGUE DECISION
Settlement of Question Will
Clear Way for Annexation of
Newfoundland by Canada.
[From The Tribunr Burrnu.l
Washington, Dec. 30.— Preparations have
been practieaj^y completed for taking up.
in connection with tht- Canadian reciproc
ity negotiations next month, the question
of the Newfoundland fisheries regulations,
v hich were referred to a special commis
sion by the court of arbitration at The
Hague in Its decision in the North Atlantic
coast fisheries cast. It is the aim of the
three governments, the United States,
Newfoundland and Canada, to settle the
difficulties in connection with the reputa
tions among themselves, if possible, mak
ing it unnecessary to appoint the commis
sion called for by The Hague court. The
settlement of these minor problems by such
a body would be a lon^c and expensive
1-rocedure. and it is the belief of the offi
cials of the three governments that they
may be disposed of directly, now that the
main questions relating to the fisheries
have been decided b; the international
The regulations to be considered are
those which are held to restrict unneces
sarily the activities of the American fish
ermen, such as the .prohibition of fishing
on Sunday, the use of trawls In certain
waters along the coast, and the use of
certain appliances and methods of fishing
which have not been taken up in New
foundland, although they are commonly in
vogue almost everywhere else. It is not
expected that any serious obstacles will
arisf to prevent the modification of the
objectionable regulations to the satisfac
tion of the fishermen of the United Stales,
as well as those of Canada and New
By far the most important effect of this
final settlement of the fisheries question
will be the clearing of the way for the
absorption of Newfoundland by the Domin
ion of Canada. At present Newfoundland
is independent except for its allegiance to
Great Britain, and maintains its own gov
ernment, a? does Canada. The fisheries
difficulty has been the most serious, if not
the only obstacle in the way of the an
nexation of the smaller country by the
Dominion. Popular opinion has been much
ir favor of such a move, and interest in it
has been reawakened, now that the fish
eries problem is about to be settled.
No time has actually been set for the
resumption of reciprocit3" negotiations with
the Canadian representatives. The British
Ambassador will arrive in "Washington to
morrow, and it is expected that an agree
ment on the programme will be reached
within the next day or two. The Canadian
representatives will at least arrive in time
for the diplomatic reception on January 10,
so it is probable that the conference will
begin Boon after that date.
EODI3S WERE BURIED IN JARS
Cemetery Nearly 4.000 Years Old Dis
covered in Crete.
Providence. Dec. SO.— With the sessions of
the Archaeological Institute of America
convention to-day, the scientific meetings
i been in progress at Brown Uni-
Lj bince Tuesday closed.
Papers were read at the forenoon session
by Henry EL Armstrong, Princeton Univer
sity; William N. Bates. University of Penn
sylvania; Morton H. Bernaih, Berlin;
David M. Robinson, Johns Hopkins Univer
sity: L.. Earle Rowe, Boston; Walter W.
Hyde, University of Pennsylvania; Miss
Edith H. Hall. Mount Holyoke College:
John P. Harrington, Santa Fe, N. M., and
B. H. Hill, Athens.
One of the most interesting papers was
on "American Excavations in Crete in
1S10." by Miss Hall, who told of the dis
covery of a burying ground which dated
back to 2.000 years before Christ and in
whicb many valuable objects were found.
In this ■ metery were unearthed about 150
large jars in which bodies had been placed
for burial. In many cases the bones were
entirely decomposed, but some were left
so that it could be seen how the bodies
were, bent and placed in the jarß, which
were buried mouth downward.
Professor Francis W. Kelsey, of the Uni
versity of Michigan, was re-elected presi
dent of the institute at the closing session
of the annual convention this afternoon.
The remaining executive officers elected
were: Honorary presidents, Seth Low. New
York, and John Williams White, Harvard;
vice-presidents. John W. Foster, Washing
ton; Allan Mai-quand. Princeton: George F.
Moore. Harvard; William Peterson, McGill
University of Montreal; Edward Robinson,
Metropolitan Museum, New York; F. B.
Tarbell. University of Chicago, and the
Rev. George Bryce, Winnipeg; general sec
retary, Mitchell Carroll, George Washing
ton University; secretaries, George H.
Chase, Harvard; EL R. Fairclough, Iceland
Stanford Junior; A. J. Karton, McGill, and
j\ W. Shipley. Washington; recorder, Harry
1,. Wilson, Johns Hopkins; treasurer, Will
iam Sloane, New York City.
SAY COLLEGES DOMINATE
High School Principals Discuss Report
of New York Teachers.
Syracuse, Dec. 30.— Clarence !>.' Kin.es
lc-y, chairman of th-? New York City High
School Teachers' Association, to-day sub
mitted a report to the state convention of
the Associated Academic Principals on the
question of college domination of high
This report, which has been indorsed by
many leading educators throughout the
country, calls for less dictation of the high
school courses by the colleges and urges
less restrictions as to college entrance with
out lowering the standards.
The principals consider this question one
of the most important concerning high
schools at the present time. The report
contains many recommendations for the re
organization of secondary education.
Andrew S. Draper. State Commissioner of
Education, thinks colleges are too exacting
in their requirements for admission, and
particularly that they lay too much stress
on knowledge of what is in books and too
little on the power to do things, He also
thinks that colleges should receive the
graduates of recognized high schools and
give them their opportunity to show
whether or not they can do college work.
"We are la danger of becoming the best
schooled but the most poorly (-educated
people in the world. The high school is
the people's school, but it poorly provides
for the people's needs," declared Dr. L, W.
Lyttle, inspector in the state department
of education, In an address before the prin
cipals. n : v-
CRITICISES SURVEY BULLETINS
Government Publications of Little
Value, Says Prof. Fsnueman.
Plttshurg:, Dec. Condemning he Unit
rd States Geological Survey bulletins as of
little educational value, Professor N. M.
Fenneman, of the University of Cincinnati,
caused a sensation in the meeting of the
National So<-I- y of Geographers, in annual
session here to-day. The declaration was
followed by •' discussion which lasted more
than an hour. Professor Fennemun advo
cated the publication of geological bulletins
In each state for circulation among high
school-- .. -
COURT EXONERATES BARLOW
Acceptance of Valueless Bail
Bonds Merely a Mistake.
Magistrate Barlow was exonerated by
the Appellate Division of the Supreme
I Court of the charges preferred by District
j Attorney Whitman, under instructions from
i Governor Hughes, that he had accepted
valueless bail bone's for three men who
' were arrested for stealing $35,000 worth of
merchandise In Boston.
The prisoners, Joseph Goldberg. Jacob
Goldberg and Harris Rothstein, we; c
charged with burglary, and were remanded
Tor forty-eight hours. Bail of ?20,000 for
each prisoner was asked, but $5,000 for
each was accepted by the magistrate. The
prisoners disappeared, and then it was
found that the bail bonds were not good.
The defence of Magistrate Barlow was
that he believed that the bondsmen had
Botfr+Bßt equity in the property that they
offered for security. He said he had no
acquaintance with the bandsmen, and their
names did not appear on the list of unfit
bondsmen issued by the District Attorney.
The magistrate declared he acted in entire
The Appellate Division held unanimously
there was no evidence that any influence
had been exerted in behalf of the prison
ers or that the magistrate intentionally
disregarded any statutory provision or vio
lated any duty imposed on him. The court
said that many thousand prisoners were
brought before the magistrates and they
were required to act summarily and often
with great expedition. Under the circum
stances mistakes might often occur, and
-no magistrate, however able he may be
and however sincerely he is devoted to his
public duties, can be expected to avoid
mistakes in the administration of his of
KILLS WIFE AND STEPCHILD
Baltimore Man Then Fires Bullet
Into His Own Body and Dies.
Baltimore, Dec. 30.-WllHam C. Strickler
shot and killed his wife and nineteen-year
old stepdaughter. Eula Kite, at their home,
in Ea^t Lafayette avenue, here to-day.
Stridder then fired a bullet into his own
body, and died to-night.
Domestic troubles are given as the cause
of the tragedy. Strickler, who was em
played as a fireman at a power house, 1b
said to have objected to the girl's fiance.
She was, the daughter of Mrs. Strickler by
a former marriage
The shooting came as a climax to a series
of bitter quarrels between Strickler and his
wife. The latter and her daughter were
busy with household duties when Strickler
returned home this afternoon. According
to f.nother member of the family Strickler
was incensed at his wife because she had
chided him yesterday for wearing his best
clothes when he went to work.
He was said to have been drinking, and
when he came in to-day he carried several
bottles of beer. Going to the room where
the women were, he began upbraiding
them. The shooting followed.
Kula Kite, who was a telephone operator,
and her brother and sifter had remained at
home to-day, fearing violence against their
mother by the man. The two surviving
children were in an adjoining room when
the shooting occurred, but it was done so
quickly that they were powerless to inter
HOXSEY UP 10,575 FEET
Pails to Exceed Own Mark, but
Sets a Time Record.
r,op Angeles, Cal., Dec. 30.— Fearir.jr that
through some technical error or oversight
the height record of 11,474 feet which he
made last Monday might not stand, Arch
Hoxsey, the California aviator, soared into
the air to-day and broKe all the world's
altitude records but his own.
The two barographs he carried rc-gistered
a height of 10,575 feet. This ia nearly 1,000
feet under the world's mark he established
Monday, but It is 70 feet above the record of
I.egagneux, made at Pau, France, a short
A new record must, however, exceed th»
farmer mark by at least 300 feet. There
fore, if the International Federation of Aero
Clubs refuses to recognize Hoxsey's feat
of Monday the Californian will lose the
glory and prize? which aggregate nearly
Nevertheless, through to-day's perform
ance ho will have the satisfaction of know
ing that he holds the American endurance
record. He was in the air to-day thr^e
hours and seventeen minutes, or eight min
utes longer than A. L. Welch.
HABEAS CORPUS FOR BEDLE
Friends Take Steps to Get Son of Ex-
Governor Out of Asylum.
A writ of habeas corpus for the pro
duction in court of Randolph Bedle, a son
of the lat? ex-Governor Joseph D. Bedle,
on January 10, was granted yesterday by
Vic"-<^!ianceilor Steven?on in Jersey City
on the application of Alexander Simpson.
The writ is directed to Dr. Brltton D.
Evans, medical director of the Morris
Plains Tnsane Asylum, ami is on the pe
tition of Robert O'Donncll, of Jersey City
and Fifth avenue. Xew York, who says
Bedle is sane and Is therefore illegally con
Bedlo was committed to the asylum in
September. 15<jO. by Judge John A. Blair In
Jersey city on evidence that he had hallu
cinations resulting from alcoholic excesses.
Mr. Simpson said yesterday he would have
made the application two weeks ago, but for
an assurance from a relative of Bedle that
the young man would be set free without
'.etral pressure. But his client, O'Donnell,
had insi^tel upon yesterday's proceeding.
It is paid Bedle's friends feared that llberty
during the holidays would expose him to
MAKE WHAT NOISE YOU LIKE
Police Won't Tolerate Confetti,
Ticklers or New Year Rowdyism.
Everything in the line of nois** that
human ingenuity hr.s- invented or can In
vent for that occasion will be permitted
by the police to-night, New Year's Eve.
Tin horns, rattlers, whistling instruments,
drums that squeak like a hen and fiendish
Instruments that emit pathetic squeaks aa
of a baby to distress, all will fee allowed hy
the poii< c.
Sounds pretty sweet, eh? But wait a
minute. Noise is the only thing that will
be allowed. Everything else whicn Hew
Yorkers have always regarded as their
sacred right on New Year's Eve has been
tabooed. That is. there will be no such
t> ing as '"ticklers" or confetti; pon*- and
forgotten vill be the lockstep and flying
\\i-«ige, dear t<> the hearts of the college
students. In short, everything in tli" form
of rowdyism will be stopped.
Lower P. ru. id way will be cleared of al!
vehicular uaffic in the vicinity of Trinity
Church. The crowds that flow up and
down Broadway will move south on the
west side of tho street, and north on the
oast side, and will have to keep in mo
lien. Automobiles will procesd at a slow
pace while the crowds are ushering- in the
MRS. MARTIN LOSES APPEAL.
Trenton, N. J, Dec. 30. — Justice Swayze
filed an opinion in the Supreme Court to
day denying the wri* of certlorarl applied
for on behalf of Mrs. Caroline B. Martin,'
who is under indictment in Essex County
for murder in connection with the death
of Ocey Emend. The writ was asked for
to have the Supreme Court review the
action of Judge Ten Eyck, of Bases County,
iii deciding that Mrs. Martin was sane at
the time of the death of Ocey Snead.
OHIO WOMEN AGGRIEVED
Deny They Instigated Vote Sell
ing to Get City Finery.
INDICTMENTS NUMBER 1.247
Last Two Political Leaders Pay
Up — Adams County Now
Purged of Political Jobbery.
[By Telegraph to The Tribunf. 1
West Union. Ohio. Dec. 30.— The woim-n
of We?t Union are claiming the credit .'or
the work of cleansing Adams County poli
tics. Up to date there have been indicted
In this county 1,247 men. cither for thf sale
of their votes or for the purchase of votes.
The women of West Union and the sur
rounding country are indignant over a re
port that they had urged the men to take
money for vote? in order to provide money
to buy them the fineries possessed by city
"We have worked long and hard, in fact,
for the last ten years to purge Adams
County of this corruption," said Mrs. Nel
lie Plummer, president of the West Union
Women's Christian Temperance Union, this
evening. "And now that our hope ha? come
true, now that the ballots will be counted
ia the future without any taint of this
money business, ] and my sister workers
are very happy women. We have long
kept our husbands away from the booths,
that is, those of us who had any influence
with them, and had intended to keep them
away until such an investigation came.
Each of us has for years been a^ special
committee of one to protest against this
sale of the ballot."
Come Uninvited and Unindicted.
When Judge Blair opened court to-day a
dozen men tramped into the courtroom an.',
without the slightest evidence of shame
confessed that they had sold their votes
for trifling sums. Forty other men, unin
vited and unindicted. have come to the
courthouse to enter guilty pleas, not know
ing whether or not the grand jury had re
ported their names and not wishing to take
any chances at appearing dilatory. They
simply wished to clear their skirts.
Judge Blair said to-day that the investi
gation was going to continue, and that it
might be two or 'three- months before it
was concluded. Although the> county will
have a new prosecutor in Frank Shlvely
the first of the year, it was announced that
the present corps of attorneys would con
tinue in charge of the investigation. A few
men, knowing that the court "has the
goods on them," have left the county. If
they are caught it is expected it will go
hard with them.
"Why are you ?o willing to rush to the
courthouse to plead guilty?" was asked of
one of the vote sellers.
"There are two reasons," was the an
swer. "In the first place, we know the
court has the goods on us. In the second
place, we know Judge Blair— that he is a
man of his word. If he says we will get
immunity we know we will get it. We have
had experience with him before."
Judge Blair has adopted a uniform scale
in dealing with those who plead guilty. He
assesses a fine of $25, and immediately sus
pends $20 of the fine, to be held over the
head of the accused person for any future
offence. He also hands oi;t a six months'
workhouse Bentenc*e, which is also suspend
ed. The third section of the penalty of the
court is five years' disfranehisement.
The following notice was ordered inserted
to-day in every paper in Adams county by
Judge Blair and Prosecutor Stephenson, in
their effort to investigate the election
We ask all citizens who have knowledge
of any persons who received mon^y at the
last election and who are nut coming in,
or who know of any persons who bought
votes and who has not been in court, or
who has tried to shield any person Avho re
ceived money at the last election, to let the
undersigned know at once. We will keep
your names in strict confidence and you
will greatly facilitate our work.
ALBION C. BL.AIR. Judge.
WILL P. STEPIIEIn'SON, Prosecutor.
"Adams County may have been shown
up, but it holds the distinction of being
the only county in the state which has been
cleaning house with a vengeance," said
Lucien J. Fenton, foreman of the grand
jury, in commenting on the fact that this
is the only county in the country which is
free of political leaders now. "Every one
of these men who made politics their busi
ness has been fined and disenfranchised;
Adams County is so clean of politicians
that you can't find one in it.
"We have made especial efforts to get all
of them, and this afternoon the last two
were fined and their votes taken away for
five years. We shall soon have a new
bunch of political workers, b;;t they will he
men who will leave the dollar alone and
peek influence through their friends as
Evangelist "Billy" Sunday will come to
Portsmouth on Sunday to conduct a special
series of services, and will come to West
Union to hold meetings in the churches.
Tie will probably make the most of his
Traffic in Votes for Fifty Years.
.A man fifty-seven years old, who was
fined to-day after pleading guilty, said that
vote-buying conditions have existed in
Adams County since h.^ was a boy. Judge
Klair to-night, after a two weeks' investi
gation, express? d the opinion that there was
a systematicc arrangement for vote buying
by both the Republican and Democratic
party managers. Of all the voter? who
have be?n before the juuerc each one said
that he had never been approached by more
than one or two precinct workers, thus in
dicating that each one had his own list to
look after. •
A Tiffin townsihp voter. a.Red eighty -three
M-ars. admitted to-day that he ha<l sold
his vote for ?n. John Sootier, a negro,
who was among the first to plead not guilty
and who demanded a trial by jury, admitted
his guilt to-day, paid $5 and costs an 1 was
disfranchised for five years. When first
accused, Softer wad extremely indignant.
lie said that he had voted tho straight Re
publican ticket for years, and had never
been asked to vote for any other ticket.
He wept when he found that he had tem
porarily lost his citizenship. John lfcNoy,
a prominent farmer, pleaded not guilty to
day and demanded a jury trial. On his
way home, however, after having gone
about ten milts, he changed his mind, re
trrned. pleaded guilty and was fined $15
and cost. 1 -, and flliif i anrhlned.
FIGHT OVER PINOCHLE GAME
Starts at Political Club and Winds Up
in Police Court.
Pinochle and politics became badly mixed
during a fight which started in the club
rooms of the James G. Elaine Republican
Club at No. 236 East Broadway yesterday
afternoon. Samuel Schwartzman, the secre
tary of the club and a clerk of the Board
of Elections, was arrested on a charge of
assault made by Hyman War6hauer and
later freed by Magistrate Hermann in the
Essex Market Court after an exciting scene
in court. '■
Warshauer, it is said, offered untimely
advice to the players in the game and was
ejected from the club because he was not
a member. A delegation of disturbed play
ers, headed by Jacob Frankel, Deputy At
torney General, hurried after the prisoner
to the court to testify against Warshauer,
and Mr. Frankel moved that the complaint
be dismissed on account of lack of evi
"if James G. Elaine knew that such a.
brawl took place in a club that bore his
name," Bald Magistrate Hermann "he
would turn in his grave." "I'll use mv null
to 'queer' them all." said Mr. Warshauer
as he left the court The tame was later
MUCH FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Economists Discuss Tipping,
Clothes and High Prices.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
St. Louis. : Dec. 30.— Members -of the
American Economic Association, com
posed largely of university presidents
and instructors, left St. Louis to-night
after a three days' session, condemning
the "tipping system." The system had
landed not lightly on many of them and
they were not averse to talking about it.
Dr. Edmund J. James, president of the
University of Illinois, and head of the
Economists, who wants the United
States government to give monetary aid
to elementary and secondary schools, the
same as to .state universities, was
"stung" rather heavily in some of the
downtown cafe's during his brief stay
here.. He was picked as "a live one"
wherever he went, and had a separate
waiter for his hat, his coat and his cane,
to say nothing of his dinner and cigar.
Dr. Edward If. Hart-well, chief of the
Boston Bureau of Statistics, reported at
the convention to-day that, though he
had searched the records for five years
back for the American Statistical Asso
ciation, he had been unable to find the
exact point at which one cent disap
peared from the treasury. A new audit
ing committee was named to continue
Clothes do not make the man, but they
do make the woman, In the opinion of
Store Opens at 8:30 A. M. and Closes at 6 P. M.
There Is Something New
Every Day at
Among the interesting features for this
Fine Shirts of Imported
A Feature of the rnr.ual Sale of Men's Wear
Some of the :>.>irtings will be recognized by men for
whom we make shirts to order. The other* are of the same
class — fine imported woven madras intended for shirts
selling at $1.75 to $2.50, with here and there a prize of
much higher class. And the shirtmaking ranks with shirt
Pleated or plain bosoms — all coat shirts with cuffs at
tached. Sizes 14 to 17, in all the sleeve lengths.
Main floor. Xew Building.
Fine White Dress Shirts at $1.25 Mean
That It's Time to Stock Up
These were made for us when the maker needed work. Our
own $2 shirt was the model, and was closely followed. Pure linen
bosoms, fine muslin bodies. Coat style with cuffs attached. Sizes
H to 17^. Main floor, New Build r.-
And Fine Pajamas at $1.65 That Would Be
Impossible In the Regular Way
but in scouting around for extra values for this Annual Sale xve
found one maker with a lot of short ends of high-class fabrics left
from his season's work. He was glad to utilize them for pajamas
made up on our own approved measurements. The extra quality
will make men forget that every size is not here in each pattern.
Main floor, New Building.
A Saving of 35c a Dozen on the Right
Kind of COLLARS
These collars we are selling at $1.15 a dozen are distinctly ' :>.e
right kind" — the equal of any $1.50 collar and with a linen outer
surface instead of the usual cotton. The maker's name may not
be familiar to you, but we vouch for the quality. Styles of our own
selection — lock-front, standing, wing and turndown. All clean,
fresh and perfect — sold dozen in a box only. Si. 15.
Basement.. Old Building.
The Men's Store Is Ready
to Meet the New Year Wants
of Well-Dressed Men
Our tailors have heen kept busy preparing just the
kind of SUITS the younger men a\ ill like as they step over
the threshold of the Xew Year.
Particularly attractive is the sfaowriDjg of tputfttj a 1
grays, in distinctive pattern* that stand for imKtid nlity.
There is just enough color- contrast — just enough jaunti
ness, if you please — -to fit these clothes in with the idea of a
new year and a new era of business or social sue ■• >^.
And There are Twelve Models from
Which to Choose
The young men who want to be "different* without being
freakish will find here just the clothes-touch that they require. At
prices surprisingly low, due to the large making and large sel ing
$16.50 to $30 for young men; up to $48 for older men.
Of Course, You Know This Is
THE Overcoat Store
We think we have demonstrated, this year if never before, that
this is THE overcoat store. Nowhere else is the varictf so ex
tensive, the materials so dependable, the v/orkrnanship so distinctive.
This applies to the domestic storm coats as wel! as to the im
ported ones, to the serge-lined or silk-lined Chesterfields as well as
to the very finest fur coats.
Storm coats, $18 up. English top-coats, $30 up. Motoring
and walking coats in wide range of style and price.
Selling Specially for a Few Days
Black and Oxford and fancy woolen overcoats (the tatfltl
double-face cloth) at $37.50. Chesterfield styles. The black tM
Oxford coats are siik-lined, with velvet collars. If sold in the
regular way. these coats would have fetched $45 to $60.
Main floor. New Building.
Unusual Selling of Overcoats
In the Basement
There is an overcoat event in the Basement as well. Fine black
and gray Coats. Chesterfield style, velvet collars, for dress or busi
ness. $20 coats, offered for the year-end at $14.50.
Basement. New K_-.! '...-:£
Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co., Broadway, 4th aye.. Bth to 10th St.
Barton & Gusstier
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BARTON a GUESTIERj
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rFac3imUe of T>ab»l.>
IMPORTKO I.V BOTTI.I-- ONT.Y.
For sale by all Leading Grocers la --
E. U MOHTIGME'S SONS. Agents,
4.> B*aver !*t.. New York.
Miss Sisal S. Knowles, of the lowa Stat»
Agricultural College, who addressed the
American Home Economics Association.
She thinks the modiste and manict:r»
make for morality, and that noisy man
ners come from wearing noisy clothes.
Professor William Morse Cole, of Har
vard, said that everything that i3.vrasttd
in the home causes the price of that
article to go up. The rich man's un
necessary wear on automobile tires, ->
declared, took rubber overshoes from"
the feet of the poor.
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