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employ his -son. It is true that Ar
thur is attorney for many large cor
porations in Judge Dayton's district.
The judge is a stockholder in the
First National Bank of Philippi, and
son Arthur is a director in the bank.
It is charged that receivers and trus
tees appointed by the judge in cases
pending in his court, as well as clerks
of the court, are required by the
judge to deposit funds in their keep
ing in this particular bank.
The judge is largely interested, it
is charged, in coal, timber, gas and
oil lands in the judicial district of
West Virginia, over which he pre
sides. Numerous cases have recently
come before him growing out of the
injunction issued by him in behalf of
the Pittsburgh-West Virginia Coal
Company against the "United Mine
Workers of America. A permanent
injunction now rests against this or
ganization and its officers forbidding
these people doing acts which are
perfectly legal. Many miners have
been arrested and jailed for violation
of this injunction.
In his attempts to enforce the in
junction, it is charged that Dayton
has shown violent prejudice, de
nouncing the miners' organization in
open court as a "criminal conspir
acy." Judge Dayton is quoted as saying,
in open cdurt: "I wish I had John P.
White, the president of the United
Mine Workers, before me. I would
give him one year sentence in jail!"
On March 19, 1914, when a num
ber of the miners were before him
on charges of contempt, he is quoted
"I will not permit the United Mine
Workers of America to exist within
iny jurisdiction as I consider their or
ganization a criminal conspiracy."
It is charged incidentally that
Judge Dayton uses the stenographer
and janitor paid by the United States
Gourt to do work for himself and his
son Arthur. The court messenger at
Philippi does not work for the gov-
ernment, but is, it is charged, em-
ployed as a domestic in Judge Day
FOUNDED A COLLEGE, RECEIVING
OWN DIPLOMA THERE
Mf &-E. S.rfosseyILD)
Finding difficulties in the way of
obtaining a decree to practice law,
after having had the necessary edu
cation and practical training, Mrs.
Ellen Spencer Mussey founded herj
own college of law, open to both
sexes, from which she and other wo
men have since received degrees.
Mrs. Mussey was born in Geneva,
O., and is the daughter of Piatt Rog
ers Spencer, author of the Spencerian l
system of penmanship. '
She was admitted to the bar a year
after her husband's death. She found- s
ed the Washington college of law in
1896, which conferred on her the
Master of Degree three years later. '
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