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MORE MYSTERY SURROUNDS
Further mystery was thrown about
the death of Cassius M. Fairman,
Board of Trade operator, whose dead
body was found on the Northwestern
tracks in West Chicago, Feb. 28, by
facts disclosed at the coroner's in
Here are some of the new facts:
Body was nude when found.
Some of the victim's clothing was
ground to pieces.
Vest, overcoat and underwear were
300 feet away from body and had not
been touched by train.
Watch, ring and money found in
Suitcase and railroad ticket, which
Fairman is supposed to have bought,
have not been found. .
Wallet containing valuable papers
The coroner's jury decided that
Fairman came to his death from un
MOST OF UNITED STATES IS
OWNED BY THIRTEEN MEN
By Gilson Gardner.
Washington, March 10. Most of
the United States is owned by thir
teen men. Testimony to this effect
was presented before the joint com
mittee of the Senate and House con
sidering the president's trust bills. In
diagram form it was set out by Dr.
Frank JWarne, the well-known sta
tician. He presented the committee
with figures on interlocking director
ates, and it appears that the principle
owners of America are the following:
W. K. Vanderbilt, James Stillman,
George F. Baker, L. C. Ledyard, W. K.
Vanderbilt, Jr., H. B. Ledyard, W. C.
Brown, Marvin Hughitt, W. H. New
man, J. P. Morgan, William Rocke
feller, C. M. Depew and F. W. VanderT
These men have 304 connections
with transportation lines, 31 with
financial companies, 116 with indus
trials, among their interlocking direc
torates. How things interlock are in
dicated by the following list of in
stitutions controlled by these men:
New York Central R. R., U. S. Steel
Corporation, Amalgamated Copper,,
International Mercantile Marine, Ad
ams Express, American Telephone,
Etna Insurance, National City Bank
of N. Y., Union Pacific R. R., North
ern Pacific R. R., and Union Trust of
WEST VIRGINIA AUTHORITIES
SCORED FOR ACTIONS
Washington, March, 10. Scorch
ing arraignment of the West Virginia
authorities for conditions in the Paint
and Cabin Creek mining regions was
contained in the final report of the
Senate investigating committee..
State and civil authorities were cen
sured for failure to check unlawful
actions and for permitting military
court martial to send men to the
penitentiary while courts of the state
were in session.
Hostess (gushingly) They tell
me, doctor, you are a perfect lady
Doctor (modestly) I assure you,
my dear madam, I make no distinc
tion between the sexes.