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making big changes in our manner of
living. It is so much easier and cheap
er to take the entire family to the
. neighborhood moving picture show
thap to go clear to the loop and not
get home until nearly midnight.
And, as a general thing, the enter
tainment at any moving picture show
is better than the average theatrical
performance at the loon theaters.
There is also a general movement of
the best actors and actresses to the
movies. .So you can see your favor
ites nearer home and at much less ex
pense the price of carfare.
Besides the movies have enlarged
the audience of every actor to a re
I consider the movies as an import
ant factor in our social life, of ever
growing significance and influence. I
look forward to- the. time when they
will be found in every school room, as
an important part of our educational
Children understand pictures easier
than they do the written word. Th'ey
can be taught easier with picturesjo
illustrate the contents of books than
by reading the books without the pic
tures. MELLEN MAKES MORGAN STAND
OUT PLAIN IN DEAL
Washington, May 20. Ex-President
Mellen of the New Haen Rail
road made it pretty clear to the In
terstate Commerce Commission yes-
terday that J. P. Morgan-- was the
dominating factor in the affairs of the
New Haven and that contracts cov
ering enormous sums of money were
placed at the instigation of Morgan
with firms he recommended.
Mellen identified a letter whiqh
stated that Thorn of the firm of
ThoVn & Perry benefited $1,709,201.
A contract placed with Thorn on the
advice of Morgan to complete the
Westchester road was cancelled dur
ing the 1907 panic, the. firm being
paid $275,000 by J- P. Morgan &' Co.
Mellen indignantly denied that the
Westchester Railroad was purchased I
to suppress it, but admitted that the
purchase eliminated competition at
a cost of $35,000,000.
He also declared that he paid $1,
000,000 to settle a suit brought by
the Portchester promoters against
the New Haven
The famous "account 2" with Mor
gan & Co. was then taken up. Mel
len said it was opened at the sugges
tion of J. P. Morgan and through it
went all the money expended in the
original Westchester deal.
Asked if he had ever, investigated
these payments, .he said it was none
of his .business, as J, P. Morgan was
the principal director of the New
Racine, Wis. Geo. Washington,
negro porter, used razor in effort to
collect 50 cents from Wm. Collins,
another dusky. George jailed. Collins
in care of physician.
Racine, Wis. Chris Olsen, laborer,
fell from top of silo at Adolph Meis
nerfarm. May die.
Wausau, Wis. Body found in Eau
Claire river identified as Wm. Erskine,
70, laborer, But once wealthy man.
Freepoft, 111 Prospect of general
strike in all crafts affiliated with
building trades through walkout of
union lathers who refused to work on
jobs k where non-union carpenters
SWITCHMEN AND TRAINMEN
MAY CALL A STRIKE'
Five thousand switchmen - .and
trainmen on railroads entering Chi
cago may soon call a strike. It tie
came known that secret balloting has
been on since Monday and the final
result will be known, tomorrow.
It is reported that on the Lake
Shore & .Michigan Southern every
switchmen and trainman but one vot
ed for the strike. The men are fight
inr for pay for extra work and more