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igp STANDARD OIL
'Sf Attorney for Great Corpor
KiyKon Eloquently Points Out
" W Virtues of His Client.
rW-WITHOUT FATAL RESULT
Blares Ida 31. Tarbell Is En
Xjlc to Patent on Alleged
2jB Trust Conspiracy.
rSBr.L0riS, April 7. :.riss lla Tnr
ifKis entitled to a patent flu the al
Standard Oil conspiracy of 1S70,
AJEcd Lawyer John G. Milburu, the
'jjEjird Oil company's chief of conn
)Vi2H?ioday, duriup his argument before
:feR;jjitcd Stales circuit court in the
JfrKfjaent's easo to dissolvo the Stau
j?,5Mjis a violator of tho Sherman act.
LKlni" he adde.I, turning toward
tSKral 'Attorney Frank B. Kellogg,
VBn'Ovornment bcre is lr3ing to de
jgEhcr of it."
Mmit Mjlburn compared the Standard
human body, with its many rami
ijjKions, corresponding to the blood,
itrSH its pipo lmos to tbo veins and ar-
I dismautlo this corporation." he
;,ff(iuld bo to strike it dead. It
e the orpanism of tho human
. Every part of it is so related
other that to separate them
ho to dismember and destroy
No Menace to Others,
ead of being a menace lo ihc in
3ent refiners, Mr. Milburu do
tho Standard had always led the
and blazed tho trail in tho oil
, and that the independents had
follow, as thev had always done.
Milburn will conclude his argil
tomorrow. :ine told yesterday ot John D.
feller's introduction into the. oil
53 throuph tho acquisition of a
rvin Cleveland in 1S65, today tho
fork attorney continued his re
lic Jold first of the cstablish
d( refinenes throughout tho eoun
otb prior and subsequent to 1S70.
lilburn said that Ihese iuvest
hsd been very prosperous at first,
iter, as a result of over construe
thero bad followed a decline in
iriso and general development of
mdard prior to tbo trust agree
f 18S2 was next taken up, and
Qisition of properties, including
aes, down to 1S75. explained as
ry to the development of the
Utra's growing business.
Extension of Business.
Milburu next explained the or
ion and extension of the oil
ing hnsiucss after 1S75. The lu
ie field was then invaded, ae
;to Mr Milburu, a feature which
ryer qxplnined with great care,
by as the acquisition of 07 per
1 tho country's lubrication by a
rd Mtbaidinn- company, the Gal
;nnl Oil company, thro'ugh the al
vcight of liockofeller money iu
hvny directorates, had been one
government 's principal charges
the deondauts. as showing a
!y toward monopolization. The
auts' chief counsel told of tho
ihmciit of the inarheting stations
8 lubrication business, and its
Milburn discussed the facts snr
br the Standard's acquisition of
i miscellaneous property, which,
I, were 011I3- incidental to the cor
n's general expansion, and then
p the propcrtiosprior to the trust
icnt, narrating just how and un
3!t conditions each concern was
toil or founded by Standard Oil
Most Important Feature,
is one of, if net tho. most, inv
t features of tho. defendants'
is it will insist I hat the proper
Dining into t ho trM, agreement
n no ficiifo competing companies,
om tho start were companies pos
distinctively a separate field in
world, and, tlierefore, not coin
Milbuni told of (he caro with
.tht' Arm of Hockefeller & Co.,
! Us earliest da vs. studied tho
W5K wan-houses and lighterage fa---tM't8."'
New Vork that they might
tlFM'Pcndent of the local condi-
Fm?1,' ;is ISliw.' said Mr. Mil
iPJmZl, VlQ .vouiig linn marlo its own
-V'5 at il.50 each, instead of paying
PRP'B 1Q tho market. This care of do
rtffkKnRav? tno bankers coulideuco in
BPMf nJ enabled the young oil mer
- JBu ,orrow !l'ill.'''
tS 'libIpoI 1 ben of I lie light made against
aKIfi "s " rt'fi'"J-r eu(cr by tbc
'I'iK!5- ani11 railroad in an endeavor
: ilKi. nat,c t1"-' wil world, Mr. Milburn.
8 ""ilically, with uplifted
.ilMKf.1' fxclauncd: .
I1"? .S1 -of sitting in tho night,
tf.aWihi'iv'1011' ""dnight oil and con
sl5l!,LR tn,s so-called eojispiracv about
,IIlV(" h,'ur(l su 'u"cl1' Mr
tiilB .i 01,cr an,l I"" associates w-ro at
Crvinoineiit iifhtiiifr for Ihoir own
!fK'a'd coniineieial existence."
ZttWkn. Entors piitecl Denial.
ik? nnMt:i"!!ar'1 'uwyiM- denied I hat
nmrf i1,,,fr W,H om' -,f orunu
SiMn,. , Cnmo"K South Improvement
S of 1'onnf.ylvania. lnt-tead, lio
itSBinl.l c!'l)ryc oil king denounced
. "MltcCi-llpr and his associates
Kiifmi . tln,n l,lilt' self-pvesevvation
2BwlBr,, l,ly 1,1 slreugthening their
k'jflBtiii.. ,,kcft',,el" faith in tbo oil
fK?' 1 H'1' Thero are stockhold
Si'A S.VU. Standard Oil, who, from
1 'iShir iini.v Uri"-S' lave never increased
IJflMWcff !, V,'!cu ,,IOil,J lcfendanta 11c
i!'&DL'ht"nrluicr.v ' Cleveland that
1lBfi!rf9,V,er Ir- P.Vno into the
jWRtlai Ji l'-0',lP:"'y many more limits
'jl'.Kr! Vr' B,ll'scribed for stock, but
im V f,'1 tn u,'clt tbo stock."
'i kZm" i nr."' diseussiiig next tho
W 'ou r -,-,fuers by. tbc
The Eastern Mississippi Valley
Swept From Michigan to
the Far South.
LOSS OF LIFE LIKELY
TO EXCEED A SCORE
Many Are Injured, and Damage
to Crops and Property
DETJIOIT, Mich., April 7. At least
eight persons lost -their lives in the
storm that visited Detroit mid Michigan
last night and today. Three men at
tempted to cross tho Detroit river in
a row boat and wcro drowned.
At .Tonnings three men were killed by
being caught under a wall blown down
by the wind. Tho wind velocity
reached over sixty-five miles an hour.
Near Ionia lightning shot iuto a
farmhouse along a telephone wire and
killed S-j'ear-old Benjamin Helmer and
severely shocked two other children
while tho family of seven was sitting
at the dining table.
Tnterurban traffic, out of Grand IJap
ids was delayed by the storm. Dozens
oflbarus in wostern Michigan were set
on lire by lightning.
MANY INJURED AT
"WABASH, Ind.. April 7. A tornado
passed over this city last night, injur
ing a score of persons and doing thou
sands of dollars' worth of damage. The
storm struck the city at S o'clock, pass
ing through the northeast part of the
town. Dozens of houses wcro demol
ished. 1 Mrs. James ITayes and four children
were piuncd beneath tho wreckage of
their home, which caught lire. The
mother was fatally burned and the chil
dren wore seriously hurt. William Sbep
ard, -wife and tw;o children -were held
beneath fallon ruins and tho neighbors
extricated them. Wires went down and
the city was in darkness throughout the
nighl. Tho entire second story of tho
dwelling occupied by William Ilavnes
v.-as carried away, leaving tho family in
their bods exposed to a drenching rain.
The wind was followed by a cloudburst
and the river rose, flooding lowlands.
Many bridges are washed away. The
streets are impassable this morning ow
ing to fallen trees.
TEN REPORTED TO
HAVE BEEN KILLED
MEMPHIS. Tonn,, April 7. Ton per
sons are reported to have been killed
by the storm that swept over northern
Mississippi last night. The tornado
covered a wide area and wrought much
damage to crops.
At Aberdeen, Mis?., W. C. McMillan,
cashier of the bank, and his son, T. T.
McMillan, were instantly killed in the
wreckage of the Illinois Central station.
Two negroes also met death.
At Westpoint, Miss., much damage
was done on the Terrell plantation, east
of tjiero, and two negroes were killed.
At Rich. Miss., a territic rain, hail
aud wind storm prevailed.
At Cotton Plant, Ark., a church was
Reports from western Tennessee say
tho storm wrecked many small build
ings. At Buntyan a scboolhousc was
shaken, causing a panic among 1500 stu
dents. At Starkvillc, Miss., four negroes
HIGH VELOCITY IS
ATTAINED BY WIND
TOLEDO, O., April 7. Hundreds of
men are out of work, thousands of dol
lars' damage done and many persons
slightly injured arc the results of a
hurricane that visited Toledo and vi
The -wind attained a velocitj- of
sixty-nine miles an hour iu this city.
The roof of tho plant of the Mnssilon
Bridge company, ISO by -M0 feet, was
ripped-off and "hurled into a field, and
H00 men wore thrown out of employ
ment until the damage can bo repaired.
Pedestrians were injured by falling
signs, parts of roofs, chimneys and
limbs of trees. Mnnv women were
, .1 . -1 i... 1 1.,.
OOWICU UUI im 1 111; num.
Iu small towns near Toledo consider
able damage was done. Many houses
wore struck by lightning and I he occu
pants stunned, but there arc no reports
NJ3W YORK, April 7. Tho high
gale provniling to the west ami north
of New York today attained its full
force hero at 7-A o'clock tonight,
when the wind reached a velocity of
sixty miles an hour. A woman and a
chilli were badly hurl, by being blown
off tboir feet. ' . ,
Tho Cunard liner Caronia. irom Liver
pool, which arrived tonight, could not
berth, but was obliged to anchor at
quarantine, owing to tbo gale.
HOUGHTON". Mich., April 7. The
copper country was practicnlly isolated
from the outside world today as the
result of a blizzard, which swept down
on the district last, night. Telephone
and telegraphic communication is de
moralized, 'thero being miles of wires
down Between four and six inches ot
snow fell in Houghton and over a loot
110PKINSV1LLK, Ky.f April 7. A
windstorm in Christian county las.
niht blow down stables and uurooied
l oW. The barn on Lou . Adams's
farm collapsed and five men wore
buried. John Sivcly was fatally 111
Slandard in purchasing properties, de-
"l that a single witness 111 the case
had oven hinted of such coercion on
U Smiling Mr. Milburu said:
'M , all we have hoard of tho Stand
ard Oil wo have never heard of any
St anil 'd Oil man being not. loyal to
his "c low men in tlio company. Vyor
has there been the breath of suspicion
against '"'uy 01,0 o lIien1'
"jjy " tkc fiatNC WE'LL SEE vrto .
ANOTHER BIG STRIKE
11 HE COHSOLiflATEB
Immense Body of High-Grade
Ore Opened on Lucky Boy
Speclnl to Tho Tribune.
GOLDFIELD, Nov., April 7. An
other enormous strike, duly authenti
cated, was made public today when
Consolidated stock took a rise. Ou the
Lucky Boy claim of the Jumbo estate,
lying south of the Red To), the ore has
been entered for twenty feet and is
ten feet in width. Assays arc up to
iifty-ciglit "ounces in gold to the ton,
or moro than' $1000. The entire vein is
easily $li50 clear across the leu feet,
and the ledge is broadening and taking
the trond ot tho famous Hampton stopo
in the Combination, which is one of tbo
biggest finds in mining history.
This strike, following closely upon
that of Hie Combination, apparently
places the Consolidated beyond the
realms of possibility, but the figures aro
official and thero is now no telling
where the next whale of a find in this
gigantic estate will bo made.
There is enough oro practicnlly
blocked out iu the various properties
of tho Consolidated at this time to keep
both mills going night and day for
mnnv, many years. That, the regular
dividends of .'10 cents a share a quar
ter will be increased by extras this
year seems to admit of 110 doubt whatever.
IS SUED FOR DIVORCE
LOS AXGELES, April 7. A. D.
Myers, a Goldfield mining operator,
who made a million dollars, it is re
ported, in the development of tbo Com
bination Fracliou property, is defend
ant iu a suit for divorce filed in the
superior court by Mattie M. Myers.
Mrs. Myers asks for a divorce decree
and a properly settlement. Thero aro
Neither Mr. nor Mrs. Myers would
discuss I boir differences today. Al
though Mr. Myers has lived in Los An
geles, where be has a haudsomo homo,
he still retains largo interests iu Gold- I
LITTLE BOY ATTACKED
AND SLAIN BY WOLVES
KINGMAN, Kan.. April 7. Willio
Hotchkiss, aged 30, a son of a farmer
living near l?ago, this county, was at
tacked ami killed by prairie wolves last
night, and George. Nichols, also aged
JO, was severely bitten by the beasts,
but was rescued by neighbors, according
to a story received here today. The
bovs were at play in a large pasture,
some distance Irom their homes, at. dusk
BOY SHOT AN I) KILLED
PLAYING "WILD WEST"
LINTON, IniL April 7. While play
ing "wild west" with live companions,
Clifford Wolford. J."5 years old. was shot
and killed bv Loreu Hamilton, IS years
old. Hamilton then tried ro commit sui
cide, but was prevented by the other
boys, who took his rifle away from
him. Tbo boys had been taking balls
from cartridges. By mistake a loaded
cartridge, was placed in the rifle.
Explosion Kills Three.
HC7NTINGTON. W. Va., April 7.
Threo men were, killed tonight when .100
quarts of nit ro-glycerine exploded in a
i'ont ruction camp at. Bins Sulphur. A
heavy blast set off the explosion.
Index to Today's Tribune
'V Departments. Pago v
-r Railroads 3 -I4
4. Society '"' .J-
I- Editorial G
v Alines S r
Markets 9 -J
Inlcrmountain 10 ;
r Domestic. , r
j Republican machine in. houso
J. gets -a actbackk 1
Standard JDU- aTtorne,v rdeuris.-.
t'-;--" for Ufa of-corporation 1 y
. 4. Great storm sweeps eastern
1 . Mississippi valley 1
I Another blcr gold strike made i
at GoldfleTd 1 v
4. Youth publicly and officially
I whipped as punishment for
! crime 1 !-
4- Flashes from the wire 1- v
4- Foreign. !
Castro lands in HI temper at j
j. Port de France 1 i
I -j- Roosevelt highly praises work of !-
Americans at stricken Mcs- -j.
J. slna 12 4-
Forclgy news iu brief 12 4-
V Some interesting ligurcs for the !-
J- board of education 1 v
- Bingham Junction's new bank ?
ready for business 11 :
J. I3ig improvements to bo mudc .
this year It
Boys In rolo of "bad men" 11 4-
4 Sporting News. 4
I- Jack Johnson will give Al Kauf- r
. maim llrst match 11 4-
; Hacglng nt Santa Anita next 4-
iv year 11 $
4. New York police raid fight 4
clubs 11 4
' ! Brighton Bench will run 11 -r
! 4. . t
Lash Applied to Bare Back for
Attempt, to Entice a Lit
VANCOUVER, April 7. Tho whip
ping post as a punishment for a crime
against a .young girl was" brought into
uso at Wntl&burg, a milling town in tho
Crow's Nest, Pass district..
A young man named Anderson con
fessed to having atteniptd to entice a
girl of tender years. Mayor E. J.
Watts gave him his choice of a jail sen
tence or a lash. The prisoner choose
the lash. Ho was stripped to the waist
and commanded to place his hands
above his head as ho leaned forwards
against Iho ilngstaff in tho front yard
of the courthouse. Tho lash was then
applied vigorously on his back. Every
stroke brought forth cries for mercy.
Anderson left, the city later.
4- MOTHER'S OWN FLESH 4-
-I- SAVED HER CHILDREN 4"
-i- PONT ART I ruil. Ont.. April
-I-. 7. William McCurdy confirms a 4-
4-' story that an Indian woman, 4
4- living north of here, cut a piece
4- of Ilesh from her body in an of- 4-
fort to procure food for her 4
-I- children when they were starv- -f
4- ing. . "
- The woman and children wore 4
-I- in desperae straits. The last scrap 4
4- of food had been eaten days 4
4- before and there was no game. 4
4- though the woman hunted until 4-
4- her strength was gone. In this 4
4- pitiable condition she secured a 4
-! knife and cut a strip of flesh 4
4- from her body. This flesh she 4
4 used as bnif with which to catch 4
4j fish and thus sustained iifo tin- 4
4 til help arrived. f
mm is whisky?
STILL A - QUESTIDH
Another Conference Held at the
White House, With Taft
... ... -
WASHINGTON. April 7. "What is
wb isky, a ny way '? ' '
President Taft was referco again to
day in a While House discussion lo find
the answer lo this query.
Among tho lawyers present were
Joseph H. Choato, former embassador
to England, and John G Carlisle, for
mer secretary of the trcasuiy.
In addition thero were present the
representatives of practically all the
big distilleries of this country. Mr.
Choate appeared for Canadian interests.
Mr. Carlislo rcprcsontcd Kentucky dis
tillers. Attorney-General Wickersham, Secre
tary of Agriculture Wilson and Dr. Har
vey W. Wiley, the pure food expert,
were among tbo government representa
tives. Under the ruling of former Attorney
General Bonaparte, all whisky not aged
and freed from fusil oil by several
years of storage in whito oak -barrels
which have been charred on the iuside,
has been made subject to rating under
the head of "imitation" or "com
Tbo distillers who purify their pro
duct hy higher forms of mechanical
rectification and redistillation aro anx
ious to have this ruling reversed, de
claring the- arc suffering damage from
the system of labelling now in vogue,
whereas their whiskey is as pure and
free from deleterious ingredients as the
whisy rectified iu tho old-fashioned wny
and now regarded as tho only
"straight" whisky on the market. Most
Scotch whiskies and somo high grades
of rye and sour mash in use in this coun
try are now classed as "imitation."
After tho conference it was an
nounced that the whole matter would be
reforrcd to Solicitor General Bowers of
tho department of justice, who will take
GOVERNOR HAD LEY NOT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 7.
Whether by submitting to tho voters
of I lie st.afo a proposed constitutional
amendment providing for statc-wido
prohibition, and thus making tho sub
ject a matter of uetivo controversy for
'two years, any useful public purpose
would bo served was declared by Gov
ernor Hadloy today to be tho test by
which tho legislature should treat the
measure. This opinion was expressed
in a special message which the execu
tive addressed to tho general assembly
and in which be discussed the liquor
issue at some length.
Governor Hadloy declared that abso
lute prohibition was mentioned in tbo
platform of neither of the major- po
litical parties of tho state, and there
fore that tho legislature is free lo dis
pose of it as it may see fit. He fa
vored tho severing of saloons from
breweries and distilleries and of whisky
dealers from politics.
Stringent laws against tho sale of
liquors in counties which have adopted
local option is recommended.
HOPKINS STILL FAILS
TO RECEIVE MAJORITY
SPRINGFriiLD, HI.. April 7. No
election resulted from the sixty-seventh
joint ballot of tho legislature for United
Slates seualor today. Senator Hop
kins received seventy-five votes. Ouo
ballot was cast for Charles Comiskoy,
tho owner of tbo Chicago American
BAD IM FOR THE
Combination of Republican "In
surgents" and Democrats
Knocks Out Committee.
ADVOCATES OF FREE OIL
WIN A SIGNAL VICTORY
Action Taken Is Admittedly
Aimed at the Standard Oil,
Now Under Fire.
WASHINGTON, April 7. This was
a bad day for the Republican organiz
ation of the house. B3' a coalition be
tween some Republican "insurgents"
and tbo Democrats, the ways and
means committee was bowled over and
the advocates of free crude oil and its
products won a signal victory when
an amendment by Mr. Norris of Ne
braska, placing the insignificant duty
of 1 per cent ad valorem on those ar
ticles, wa3 adopted by a substantial
A decision of. tho chairman that
amendments could not be offered to tbc
oil schedule other than the one covered
by the special rule of last Monday,
which provided for the removal for the
countervailing duty on crude petro
leum and applied an ad valorem duty
of 25 per cent, was overturned, and not
even a fervid appeal by the speaker,
in an endeavor to rally tho Republican
forces, was sufficient to stem tbo tide
avowedly against the Standard Oil
company. By a practically unanimous
vote the countervailing duty went out,
as tbo committee bad recommended.
Tea and Ooffeo on Free List.
On all other propositions tho commit
tee was sustained. The barley sched
ule ran tbo gauntlet without change.
Tea and coffee were placed on the freo
A colloquy, at first humorous but
later resulting in personalities, devel
oped between Mr. Stanley of Kentucky
and Mr. Clark of Florida, and was ter
minated only upon an objection by Mr.
Crumpacker of Indiana that it was
against the dignity of the houso.
Tho ways and means committee today
agreed to several important amend
ments to the Payne tariff bill.
The duty on crude cocoa was reduced
from 4 to 3 conts a pound.
Barytes was raised from 75 cents .to
$1.50 a ton. '
. Par a graph. 42 7. relating lo toys, was
stricken out and a new ono inserted, ex
cepting toys of rubber and porcelain,
which are taxed at 35 per cent ad va
lorem, provided that only those arti
cles should bo taxed as toys which are
manufactured as playthings for chil
dren. Newman's AmencUnents.
Paragraph 3'2S was changed so as to
tax tiro fabrics, or fabrics used for
puuematic tiros, at -IS per cent ad va
lorem. This moant lo tax long staple
cotton used in the fabric. The steel
and iron schedules, steel nigots, blooms
and slabs were reduced from 1 cent to
eight-tenths of a cent and from four
teutbs to three-tenths of a cent, a
pound. The ad valorem duty on boiler
' and plate iron or stool was strickcu out.
Some of them were made specific and
others were slightly reduced.
The paragraph of the Dingley law
providing a duty of 50 ver cent ad va
lorem on silk bindings, which had been
consolidated with the paragraph of the
Payne bill, which providos a duty of GO
per cent on laces, was restored.
The drawback feature of the bill was
so amended as to provide that grain
must be manufactured at the same plnco
where the imported grain is milled and
within twelvo months. This provision
is intended to guard against speculation
in grain by providiug that grain in
tended for drawback purposes can only
bo manufactured subscouent lo the im
portation against which it is to be
Argument Over Barley.
s a substituto for both amendments,
Mr. Humphrey of Washington offered
an amendment placing barley on the
Chairman Payne earnestly opposed
all threo of the amendments. After
twenty minutes' debate the vote was
about to be taken ou tho Miller pro
vision when Mr. Tawney offered a
resolution making the rate 20 cents a
bushol. This was defeated, as was also
amendments of Miller. Tho vote then
turnod to tho Alexander nnd Humphrey
amendments, both of which were lost.
On barley malt, Mr. Miller of Kan
sas offered the amondment4 raising the
Payuo rato from 25 to 45 cents a
Replying to a question by Mr, Mann
of Illinois, the Kansas member declared
his purpose was lo protect au Ameri
can industry aud not to encourage pro
hibition. . , M
A vigorous appeal was made by Mr.
Campbell of Kansas for protection for
independent oil producers, who. he
said, needed protection while tho Stand
company did not.
Attack on Oil Trust.
A bitter attack on the Standard Oil
company was made by Mr. Cooper of
Wisconsin in favoring tbo amendment
by Norris of Nebraska placing a duty
of 1 per cent ou crude petroleum and
Seeing the wavo of sentiment 111 la
yer of the amendment. Speaker Cannon
took Iho floor and warned the mem
bers of the dangers ahead. He made a
plea for tho American producer of oil.
The amendment, ho declared, wan de
signed to punish the wicked Standard
Oil company. .
"Gentlemen," he said, "is it not well
enough to see when 3011 seek to punish
somebodv, that .you claim is bad. that
von do not. like Samson, pull down Iho
pillars and have the templo fall upon
yo ? " - . ,
' Tho adopt 1011 of tho Isorris amend
I moat, he said, would let in pracl icnlly t
I free refined oil from Mexico, "and still'
I Iho r'ontleman from Wisconsin and oth
ers 1'lnp their wings and crow and
I Continued on Page Four
soi Finn I
EDUCATION BOARD I
Why an Investigation Should Be j! ,
Had in Building and Grounds ' t ;j
Department. -'j .
THREE FAMILIES APPEAR j ,
TO HAVE CINCn UPON IT ;j ; " H
Thousands of Dollars Paid Out 1
to These Three and No ' Jl
Questions Asked. tj
In view of Iho fact that Mntbonibali
Thomas, a member of the board of cdu- I'
cation of Salt Lake City, has arraigned
tho board and the superintendent of
buildings for -what he declares is jug- v
gang and doctoring payrolls, and that . j 1
the payrolls do not tell au honest story; ' .
that the board has been charged with ' , 1
nepotism aud other isms until he is :
sick of it, coupled with the further ad- ' j
mission that the charges arc true, thus
admitting that the charges which wcro :,, ,
made against the board through tho
public press were true, is it not about
time that the board got busy and or- C'
dered an investigation into the charges? i
There is no question whatever but t.
that the building department is rotten.
This is demonstrated by fh'o disappear-
anco of two payrolls and a persistent 1
refusal upon the pari of the superin- 1' IH
tendent of buildings to produce tho
There is no question but that ihcru jH
is nepotism and favoritism shown in re- IH
gard to the employment of those other ;
t liaai teachers, and that tho supplies !
aro purchased from the few instead of i' jH
the many, and that favoritism is shown
beyond question. Tbore is but littlo ,J '
question that some members of tho i'
board arc interested iu contracts or L
construction work under the direction t. 'H
of the board, clearly in violation of ilia
Law is Violated.
There is no question but what flu.
law is violated in the matter of tho
purchaso of supplies, no advertisement, '
save in few instances, being made in -J
order Hint all may have an opportu- 'V
nity to bid and thus enable the board ; J
to buy at the minimum figure and .
save tho taxpayers a large amount of
money every year. j
The borad of education, of' Salt Laka 1
City was organized in 1890.. Durum j
the eighteen years of its cxistenco it '
has handled a tremendous sum - of ''
money. Horc is the amount that tliis j
board .bas.rpcoivcdJ.'tflin various source.-,
including the sale of bonds, the school
year ending on June 30 each vcar. Dur
ing tho years 1S90 to 1S9S," the last
date available for a report, the board IH
has received from sales of bonds this
Total bonds Issued $S'J5,D00 j-
Total bonds redeemed and can
celed 210.000 j! JM
Total bonds outstanding: June
o'O, 11) OS J615.000
The total receipts by the board from IH
all sources during this time is ns fol-
.June 30, 1S01 513.1.-107. 31 . '
Juno .0. 1SU2 n57.6Sti.IS i
Juno 30, ISO.'! .17!i.DS5.G7 .
June 30, lS'll 4 13.019. GH ;
Juno 30. lStir 2Sl,073.4-'.
June 30, 18'JG :',02.--22.'.H ,
Juno 30. 1S07 2G3,C3o.n7
Juno 30. 1S9S 3C:.S04.5S
June 30. 1S99, .':09,22.r.G
June 30, 1900 30i.2.-..-.i;;
June 30. 1901 320.801. fit".
June 30. 1902.1 -K3 1,021.17
Juno 30, 1903 -1 19.41 ft.. S3
Juno 30, 1901 -I31.n53.3t IH
June 30. 190r 4S5.19'i.2G
June 30, 190(3 4SS.313.70 '
Juno 30, 1907 511.100. GJ
Juno 30. 190S 657,197.12
What Figures Mean. ),
This, as said, is an enormous sum ot
money. The amount which is handled
by Iho committee on buildings and
grounds aggregates a big sum. Messrs. r
Giauquc, Newmau and Martn are mem 1
bors of this committee. Gcorgo M. ! '
Bridwcll is superintendent of buildings
and grounds. This committee, which
disburses such a big sum of money ovr-ry ' 1
vear. a great deal of it through Georgo '
M. Bridwcll, had this to S.-13' about Mr. IH
Bridwcll iu its annual report to tbo
board of education for the vear ending ,
June 30. 1.00G. viz.; "Under tho nblo
supervision of Mm superintendent of
buildings, Mr. George M. Bridwcll. great
caro and economy" has been exercised
iu maintaining the good condition of
tho buildings." This is tho same Brid
well who refuses to return tho missing 1
pay rolls to the board as directed.
In order apparently thai "great care ,v
and economy bo exorcised," this super
intcudent. of buildings has seven of his
relatives working for him, and nlso four
of Newman 's sons. Hero is a list of IBV
Superintendent Bridwell's relatives: jHKV
Is Family Affair.
T. J. Bridwcll, brother.
Will Jefferson Bridwcll, under uamo '
of Will Jefferson, sou.
J. S. Lewis, .son-in-law of T. J. Bnd-
H.'M. AVilliams. said to bo nephew ot , HBV
Sunerinteudent Bridwcll. 1
Jehu F. Williams, said to be another
William A. Tice, said to be auolhcr : HB
W. J. Tice, .iuuitor at Poplar Grovo
school, said to be close relative. )
Here is tho list of the Newmau family
employed by M.r. Bridwcll: v
David Newman. j
Theodore Newman. ' 1
Arthur Newman. .
The first named was on the pa; roll
as David Crocket and the last two uii- '
der tho nnmes of Arthur Smith and Ed
Green. Twice the elder Nowinan, a jH
member of the board of oducation. re-
ceipted for David Newman's pav .under
the name of "David Crocket." The .
receipting was as follows:
"David Crocket." per W. J. New-
"David Crocket, ' per W. J. . .
E. H. Evans, Bridwell-s forcniau, has j , ( 'HH
given employment continuousb- to his ;
(Hvans's") nephew, or cousin, John t
.Evans. These men all were employed j j