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WHY HAS GASOLINE JUMPED?
PROBES ARE ON
The poor abused and threatened
Standard Oil Co., whose stock has
gone up more than 300 points since
the dissolving order entered by the
U. S. supreme court;--is again being
threatened by the U. S. department
of justice, which wants to know the
reason for the sudden jump in the
price of gasoline.
Dis't Att'y Clyne is holding back a
grand jury investigation here until
word comes from Washington. In
' dependent oil dealers claim the Stan
dard Oil Co. is trying to gain com
plete control of the Indiana territory,
which includes Chicago, by under
According to E. E. Grant, secre
tary of the Independent Oil Men's
ass'n, independent dealers are com
pelled to pay 15 cents a gallon for
gasoline purchased from Oklahoma
refineries. Transportation costs 1.82
cents and it costs a cent a gallon to
inspect it Gasoline is now selling
in Chicago at 16 cents a gallon.
The independents say they are los
They claim the Standard Oil Co.
is trying to undersell them to gain a
monopoly here that they may boost
prices as they have in territories
now under control. Throughout New
York the price ranges from 20 to 23
cents. In Ohio it is 18 and in Penn
sylvania it is 19 and 20.
Dispatches from Washington say
that congress; is becoming interested
in the probe.
TO PREVENT NEWSPAPERMEN
Ossinning, N. Y.,-Jan. 8. George
W. Kirchwey, new warden of Sing
Sing and former 'dean of Columbia
law school, will' not permit newspa
per men to witness executions in the
prison because he believes descrip
tions of men going to their death will
make the American people victims of
a blood lust.
Kirchwey was asked today, to ex
plain his position following the an
nouncement that reporters would
hereafter be barred x from the Sing
Sing death chamber.
"Many of my friends believe execu
tions should be public," Kirchway
told the United Press. "Thomas Mott
Osborne told me he would stage ex
ecutions in Central Park, invite the
public and make the affairs as hor
rible as possible, hoping thereby to
quicken the abolishment of capital
"That would not turn people
against capital punishment On the
contrary, It would teach them to love
it The more executions they saw
the more they would want to see. All
history proves that"
FINDS HOME, BUT ALMOST
LOSES HER LIFE
Orange, N. J., Jan. 8. During all
her 14 years Minnie Linckels had
yearned for home and dolls and
playmates, such as other girls have.
At last she has found them, but al
most at the cost of her life.
Minnie's mother died when she
Tvas born. She was taken by her
foster sister, Mrs. Albert Miller. But
she complained that she had neither
dolls nor playmates. A few days ago
when the girl went out into the yard
to perform her daily tasks she found
a auarter. To her the money meant
two dolls from the 10-cent store and
carfare to her sister's home at Ir
vington. She arrived at her new
home, but while making explanations
was startled by a knock at the door.
While her sister was gone she hid in
a closet to evade possible return to
her former home, and, half suffocat
ed, remained there for 19 hours be
fore she was found. Today she is
weak and sick, but happy in the as-''
surance that neither her home nor
dolls will be taken from her.
State will give military training to
boys sent to St Charles reform
school. U. S. gov't will furnish regu