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TUG OHIO DEMOCRAT,
25th', Year, Number 14,
65th. Year, Number 40.
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LOGAN, HOCKINO COUNTY. OHIO. THURSDAY. APRIL 5. 1906.
The Only Democratic Paper in the County
The Ohio Legislature Has Adjourned.
The Laws as Passed by Them in That Turbulent
Session of Fifty-three Days.
ITS WORK REVIEWED
Some of (be Important Laws Enacted by
TEMPERANCE ACTS IN FOREGROUND
Tax on Saloons Raised to $1,000 Per
Year Search and Seizure In Pro-
i scribed Territory Removing Sa
loons by Petition Salary Laws and
Minor Measures Passed.
Columbus, O. Among the most Im-
portunt laws enacted by Ohio leglsln-
ji ture during the' 53 days of .the session
I JSjtist closed are the sumptuary meas-
per year; removing saloons from resi
dence districts by petition Instead of
by ballot; the search and seizure act
and the act forbidding the sale of li
quor in dnncc halls and skating rinks.
A. bill for county local option and
some minor temperance measures
were not passed. .
Jones Local Option,
Whnt Is recognized as the most Im
portant temperance measure enacted
was the Jones bill lo remove saloons
from'resldcntlaY'lIst'rlcts by petition
Instead of :"iy Wllot; as provided In tho
Drnnuock-ldw. It- suitersodes the Bran
nock lavf.- "The Jones act provides
that on-vpresdntntiou of a petition
signed byv.a luojouity of the qualified
electors In any incidence district tho
ma"yor or qomjjion pleas judge may or
der tho closing of all saloons in such
district after '30 days. In two years a
petition may be offered for tho sale of
liquor in" audi district. Where a wet
petition blitaltis a ilry petition may not
hfi rrcyttthi ' fnr two vnnrs. No ner-
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son whof'hns, signed a petition may
J) withdraw' his name from .1 petition
i after filing unless he can prove that
fino signature wns secured uy misrep
resentation. No names may be added
.A4fn J-.. X I.. Ill.l rl.n Kilt
IU L JJClllllfU aiu-i It IE 1I1CU. 1 I1U U1JI
is different from tho Brnunock lnw in
that It provides that tho maximum
size of a district Is from 300 to .",000
voters, the Jatter equivalent to a city
of 10,000 population.
Tho act exempts business blocks
more than half devoted to business,
excluding saloons; and main business
Streets where 63 per cent of both sides
are devoted to business.
Buildings .count for business or resi
dence purposes nccordlng to use of
majority of floor space,
Petitions must be filed with com
mon pleas judge or mayor within 90
days after first signature is secured.
Mayor or Judge must verify signa
tures and certify result.
Penalties for violation of law are
lines of S0 to $100 for first offense,
$100 to $500 for subsequent offenses,
with abatement of saloon as a mil
sauce and exaction of $1,000 bond to
ftboy the law.
Search and Seizure Act.
The Woods "search and seizure"
law gives to ofllcers of the law tho
same powers to .seaze and destroy con
traband liquor as they now have to
sqIzo gambling paraphernalia, and
tlwt there nuiy be no collusion, the
complainant may accompany the offi
cer to see that ho actually searches.
It Is made unlawful for railroads,
express companies or any common
carrier, shipper or draymen to receive,
shin, transport, carry, handle or do-
K -liver packages containing liquor under
iso or fictitious nnmos under penalty
50 to $200 fine for first olfonso;
0 to $500 for subsoquont offense.
s Druggists or pharmacists who sell
liquor In violation of law mny havo
tholr llcons'o revoked If tlioy sell
liquor In proscribed torrltory within
two years after conviction, with a lino
' of $30 to $500 for first offense and
IC00 to $1,000 for subsequent offonso,
This also applies to physicians.
Druggists lu -dry territory are ro
quired to keep n record of proscrip
tions for liquor stating kind, quantity,
purposo, .price, jinino of physician,
name nnu resiuwicu m imtnai-i mm
1 elgnaturo of purchaser similar to tho
ht registration of sales of poison,
No Liquor in uance nans.
After huvlnu been defeated by tho
house, then' reconsidered and passed;
efeated uy the senate then recousld-
rod and passed, "the' Roberts bill to
orbtd the sale of liquor at danco halls
nd skating rinks became a law. It
providea'tlnino dance hall or skating
rink shall ho operated Jn any city or
tillage without. a permit from tho
mayor, No luto"xcntlng liquor shall
be solo" or sorted 011 tho sumo floor of
any hulldlpg, hall 100111 or rink dur
ing a dance, qr whllo tho rink Is be
ing U80d, or In any room connecting
wlllj tho dancing floor or rink by
door or stnlnyuy. Tho mayor may rte
tall pollco to bo stutioued at danco
halls and .rlnl.a to presorvo order and.
enforce this law, a copy of which must
be posted iu such halls and rlnlca,
Violations are punishable by fine from
$15 to $100, or imprisonment not. to
exceed 00 days, or both.
Increase of Saloon Tax,
Under the provisions of tho Alkln
net to Inercaso the Dow tax on sa
loons, which was $.nfi0 por year, tho
tax Is placed tit $1,000 p"r year
for 11 saloon, $1,000 a year for buffet
cars of any railroad not having In ex
cess of 200 miles of trade within the
statu; $1,300 for buffet cars or a rail
road huving more than 200 miles of
track In tho state, and a pounlty of 30
per cent where such railroad falls to
pay an assessment when due. Where
any person keeping a suloon falls to
pay an assessment wlion duo, the pen
nlty shall be 20 per cent addition; and
where any saloon keeper refuses o
furnish information required by tho
auditor relative to his place of busi
ness, the tax sIipII bo fixed at $1,500.
Where one has paid the lax of $1,000
and desires to quit the business with
in the yeai following he shall bo re
funded an amount proportionate to the
unexpired portion of tho year for
which he has paid the tax. but in nc
case shall the amount of tax retained
by tho county be loss than $200. Set
Moments shall bo made the touith
Monday ! May of each year.
Salaries of County Officials.
A county salary law was enacted
11 ml will go into effect Jan. 1, 1007.
It applies only to probate judges,
sheriffs, clerks of common pleas
courts, auditors, treasurers and re
corders, for whom it fixes a scale of
Falary based on population, the maxi
mum being $C,000 per year.
Audltor3 are to receive $100 por
1,000 on the first 15,000 population;
$G5 per 1,000 on the next 15,000; $55
per 1,000 on tho next 15,000; $15 per
1,000 on tho next 15,000; $35 per 1,000
on the next 15,000; $25 per 1,000 on
the next 13,000; und $5 per 1,000 on
each succeeding 1,000, until the maxi
mum of $0,000 is reached.
On the same scale of population the
treasurer will receive tho same com
pensation. Probate Judges also will be compen
sated according to the same scale.
County clerks will be paid on the
same scale of population, $85, $G0, $50,
$40, $30, $20 and S3-
Recorders on the same scale $00,
$50, $10, $30, $20, $10 and $3.
Sheriffs on the same scale, $G3, $55,
$45, $35, $23, $15 and $5. Sheriffs are
also to receive quarterly allowances
by the county commissioners under
section 1233, It. S for feeding pris
oners, transportation of criminals to
prisons or unfortunates to any elee
mosynary institution, and oxpense
for maintaining necessary horses and
vehicles. Sheriffs shall make quar
terly report under oath of all such ex
penses. All fees, costs, percentages, penal
ties, etc., are to be collected as here
tofore and covered Into tho county
treasury quarterly. No official may
make any reduction or remission of
fees. Uncollected fees after one year
delinquency shall bo collected by the
commissioners and prosecuting attor
ney by suit if necessary.
County officers under this act shall
file with the commissioners Nov. 20
each year detailed statements of prob
nblo amount necessary for deputies,
cleik biro, etc., for the ensuing year,
and a sworn statement of such ex
penses for the preceding year; tho
commissioners shall fix tho aggregate
sum to be allowed each ofllcor for
such expenses, each official being per
mitted to make his own selection of
deputies and other assistants.
No ofllcer shall receive or bo paid
directly or Indirectly any part of pay
of u deputy, clerk or assistant, nor
accopt any fee or reward for appoint
ment of n subordinate under penalty
of $500, or Imprisonment ono year or
both, and forfeiture of office. Viola
tion of other provisions of the law Is
subject to a penalty of $2,000 and for
feiture of ollice.
Sureties of such officers shall ho
liable on their bond. Thoro nro many
other minor dotnlls.
Salaries of State Officials,
By tho Ervln state salary net as
finally ugreod to and passed, tho gov
ernor will rccolve a salary of $10,000
at tho end of tho prosent term: lieu
tonant govornor,$l,500; secretai'y of
state, treasuror, auditor and nttornoy
gonornl $i!,D00 each, and snlarlos of all
othor stato officers nro fixed on a per
manent basis, All foes collected by
Btato officials uro to bo paid into tho
Salaries of Prosecutors,
A scparato bill by Mr. Conroy was
passed fixing a scale of salaries for
county prosecuting attorneys. It Is
at tho sumo into us the salaries fixed
for recorders In Ue omnibus salary
net. beginning ut $00 per 1,000 for tho
first 15,000, und ending, with $3 por
1,000 nboyo 7,500 until a maximum
of $5,000 la readied.
Salaries of Solon.
Tho Honutu passed tho houso bill by
Mr. Watson to Increase tho salary of
members of tho legislature, amended
to fix tho salary at $1,000 por year.
Tho Jionse concurred in the senate
amoudmont fixing salary of legislators
at $1,000. '
Criminal Insane Hospital.
Ohio la also to have a hospital for
criminal Insane, which will lie loented
nt hlmn. Its erection and organiza
tion are provided for in Senator Ber
ry's bill, which passed, and allowance
Is made for it in tho appropriation
bills. Insane patients with criminal
tendencies now confined in state In
stitutions and county infirmaries are
to be cared for In Mils hospital, and
there are enough such in the state to
fill a large Institution.
Care of Crippled Children.
A now eleemosynary Institution was
created by an act originating in the
senate. Senator Harper Introduced
the 1)111. It croutes a home where crip
pled and deformed children may be
treated and educated. A commission of
three citizens, with minoiity repiesen
tation, named by the governor, is to
co-operate with the governor and stato
auditor in selecting and purchasing a
kite of 50 acres for the home.
Immunity For Witnesses.
The only "anti-trust" measure en
acted was the hill by .Mr. never to
grant immunity to witnesses in trust
I investigations. It provides that in
Bitch investigations by presecuting at
torneys or attorneys genet al only an
Dn order of cottits, witness may nt
jvntle testifying 011 the claim that K
would incriminate him. but he may
(tot 3 prosecuted on 1 lie testimony he
may be thus loiced to give.
A county compulsory depository law
was enacted. It was introduced by
Mr. Woods of Medina. Af; July 1,
190C, county commissioners must de
posit ccunty funds in such banks as
may be selected as county deposi
tories, the Interest rate to be not less
than 2 per cent. No bank may receive
In excess of $100,000. Security com
pany hoiuU may be accepted by the
county as security for such deposits.
Trust Companies may also be desig
nated as depositories.
Railway Rate Commission.
By the provisions of an act intro
duced in the house by Mr. Wertz, the
stato commissioner of railroads and
telegraphs will be superseded by a
commission of three to be appointed
by the governor within CO days after
passage. It will have general charge
of rate regulation and shipping in
Ohio and the commissioners shall
serve C-year terms, rotating so that
ono shall bo appointed biennially, the
salary of each to be $5,000 per year.
The act is not to apply to sleeping
The senate added an amendment
forbidding the acceptance of railway
passes by public officials, but the
house refused to accept it
Frelner's 2-Cent Fare.
Tho Friener act provides for a flat
rato of 2 cents per mile on all dis
tances beyond five miles, shorter dis
tances at the late of 5 cents per mile.
It went Into ut'iect March 10
Under Section 3537. It. S., a fran
chise could not be granted a compet
ing gas or olictrlc light company
without submitting same to a vote of
the people. Mr. Ilillenkainp's bill to
repeal that boetion and authorize city
councils to giant such franchises with
out a referendum wns enacted. It re
lates especially to the electric light
fight In Toledo, but may bo taken ad
vantage of in any city where ono light
ing company has a monopoly. It Is
one of the most important acts of tho
Convict Labor Contracts.
Ono of the Impoitant bills enacted
Into law during the session was tho
Wertz mpahiiio to abolish convict
labor contract iu Olt'io, a law labor or
ganizations have boon trying for years
The law piovldes for employment of
coiivlc" In the htatti penitentiary and
rafoimatory In the manufacture- of
road material and goods used In other
stato Institutions. Prisoners In county
Jails may bo required to work at road
making. Nc labor contracts at tho
penitentiary may be ronewod,
shall be cancelled as thoy oxplro
Representative Aider's pension
teachors provides that boards of edu
cation may set usldo not more than tl
per cent of tho gross receipts from
tho school levy nitido by thorn, for
such a fund, and pay into tho fund all
deductions mndc from teacheis' sal
aries liom whatever reason. Action
by them Is optional, Any teuchor ro
tlrod by tho hoard, or voluntarily re
tiring, mny bo entitled to tho bcuofUs
of the fund, not exceeding a sum equal
to $10 a year for each year's sorvlco
rendered, not greater than $300 a year.
Other Bills Passed,
Among tho many hills of minor Im
portance passed aro the following:
S. B., by Mr. Russoll, permitting tin
attorney general or his deputies to nn
ponr boforn n grand Jury In tho same
capacity as a prosecuting attorney in
ciBos wherein nu Investigation or
prosecution has been ordored by tho
governor or general assembly,
S. B., by Mr. Howe, to keep voting
places open In all cities In the state
from 5:30 n. m, to 5:30 p. m. Hereto
fore polls elo-ieil nt 4 p rn. in Cleve
land ami Cincinnati.
S. B., by Mr. Russell, providing that
county prosecuting attorneys mny ap
pear liM'ore .supreme court, and that
either prosecutors or attorney general
may appear before Ihe court of appoul
In criminal cases.
S. 1J by Mr. Williams, fixing salary
of memheis of the legislature at $600
per year, Instead of $1,200 per term,
so that lnembeis of this legislature
will receive 1 1 .SOU by serving three
years to bridge over an Interval of one
year, owing to the change to biennial
S. B., by Mr. Lawyer, amending sec
tion 6935, It. 3., reducing minimum
penalty fiom five years to one year
for burglarizing an unoccupied dwel
ling. S. B., Mr. Lawyer, giving right of
eminent domain for proposed canal
from Ashtabula to Pittsburg.
S. B., by Mr. Aleck, annuling the
right of the boards of tax review to
revise the levy for school purposes
made by boards of education In city
S. B., by Mr. Hypes, providing that
stolen property recovered by the po
lice shall be safely kept and registered
by tho mayor, and it not claimed the
same to be sold at public auction.
S. B., by Mr. Crist, to create a de- '
partment of forestry In connection
with the agricultural experiment sta-1
tlon at Wooster.
S. B., by Mr. Hafner, making it a.
misdemeanor to refuse to appear or to
testify before the general assembly
punishable by a fine of from $100 to
$5,000 after trial in court on a charge
of contempt. The bill was passed spa
tially to fortify the Drake commission
2n Its Clnclnnutl investigation.
S. B by Mr. Mahaft'ey, providing
that children abandoned la infancy
can not be compeXvad, when they be
come adults, to support their unnat
S. B., ' Mr. Hypes, authorizing
state board of charities to make bien
nial imports with a bulletin service, in
stead of annual reports, and allowing
members expenses for attending con
ferences, S, B., by Mr. Hypea. fixes a penalty
of $l)0 to $r.00 fine for first offenst.
and same with 30 days to six monttis
imprisonment for second offense, for
displaying Improper or impure pic
tures on hill boards or elsewhere, or
allowing the use of impioper or pro
fane language 011 phonographs.
S. B., by Mr. Hunt, to make manda
tory tho act passed In 1!)04 to extern)
Innte the apiary pest known as "foui
S. Jl.. by Mr. Harper, providing for
tho appointment of an insurance war
den to Imesrlgate charges of law vio-
lation agaiiMt ir.-; rice companies; j
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summon v. Ituc ,.-.-.. .sii-1 to cite them
befoie tho probate ci.ut If they refuse
to answer questions or produce per
S. H by Mr Hspy. strengthening
law against Illegal icgistration and
illegal voting, and making icglstrars
who knowingly permits fnlse regis
tration equally i-.-llty with person
falsely resist eri ir. Depositing bal
lot is prima ftcia iIdence that It was
marked r-v man ' im deposited It.
S. B Mr. West, making terms of
nienibur.s of stut- bo.ml of public
works four lnicail of three years, aod
empowering tho board to lease canal
lands on nppioval of governor and at
torney general, and abolishing canal
S, B .Mr. Cayman, codifying and
extending the jueulle court laws.
S. Il Mr. Pollock, to erect a $13,000
monument on btate house grounds In ;
memory of Ohio's victims of Sultana
steamboat oploslnu iu 18ii5.
S. B., Mr lleatty, repealing the In
heritance tax act.
S, B., by .Mr, Diivall, fixing minimum
salary of teachers at $10 por month.
S, B by .Mr. llcatt.', icqulrlng that j
chattel mortgages be tiled with conn- 1
ty recorder only.
8. 1! by Mr. Ward, lo tako the su. 1
pervlslon of plumbing away from tho I
health department and place It In tho
hands of tho building Inspector.
II. B hy Mr. I'uMati, providing for 1
tho spi Inkling of streets or highways 1
With ciiHlfl ol, tho cost to bo nppor- '
Monod between owners of abutting
property and the city. Either tho city
council or board of public- service may
order such Improvement 011 petition of
a majority of property ownors,
II. II., by Mr. Mluteor, requiring
railroads to equip eais with automatic,
couplet a, uU steps, grublrons and con
tlnuotis brakes, and locomotives with
H. B., by Mr. Wilson, to provide for
tho collection of the per capita dog tax
by making tho tax a lien on roal es
tate wherever the dog Is harbored.
II. 11., by Mr. Aiken, to provide for
filing, recording mid entering on judg
ment dockets in common pleas courti
certlfiod coplos of Judgments remltd
by fedoral courts.
H. II., by Mr. Woodburn, providing
for the admission of imbecile soldteis
to the state soldiers' home.
H. P.., Mr. Tinker, providing that
anti-toxin shall be furnished free to
childien allllcted with diphtheria Iu
cabP parents ate Indigent.
H, B., Mr. Kealy, repealing the
Dana law which ptoveuled the piint
Ing of a candidate' name in nioie
than one ticket on the official ballot.
II. li., Mr. Vuiuluseu, piovidlng de
positories for township lunds by. com
petitive biddlii',' ut a minimum of 2
per cent interest.
II. B., Mr. I.ersch, authorizing school
district boards, boards of trustees of
graded schools and bo3ids of educa
tion In cities to maintain day schools
for the deaf.
H. B., Mr. Crawford, requiring per
sons who seek to work alone in any
Ohio coal mine to have one year's
actual experience as a miner.
II. P.., Mr. Roll, authorizing use n.
concrete iu substructures of bridges.
II. B by Mr. Reynolds of Cuyahoga,
compelling street railway companies
to keep cars piopeily heated and beat
vestibules occupied by motornien dur
ing the winter months.
H. B., by Mr. Harlan, cutting off the
fee of 1 per cent allowed county aud
itors in the collectioo of school fuuds.
The repeal did not disturb the section
allowing a graduated percentage for
II. B., by Mr. Reynolds of Franklin,
requiring railway companies to pio
vlde self-cleanln? ashpan attachments
H. B., by Mr. Wertz, abolishing road
supervisors and putting trustees iu
charge of road work.
II. B by Mr. Stockwell, piovidlng
that physicians from other states corn
tag to Ohio .shall be charged such a
fee for examination and registration
as Ohio physicians are charged in
their states for examination. An effort
to amend the bill so as to recognl.e
Christian Scientists as practitioners
entitled to pay for services ta de
feated by a vote of 23 to 9.
II. B., by Mr. White, abolishing the
two oil inspectors' districts and pro
viding for only one oil inspector at
$3,500 per year salary; all fees 10 be
paid into the state treasury.
II. B., by Mr. Tinker, relating to
the fees of surveyors. It increases
their fees from $4 10 $5 per il-jm and
nllaws them expeuses.
If. B., Mi. Hi -, lequli-ing the sprink
ling of entiles In coal mine's where
the dryness of the track bed offers
dangers of causing tho air to become
dust-charged and thereby liable to ex
plosion. Penalty S200 to $500.
H. B. Mr. Foster, repealing section
70S0, revised statutes, which limits to
rdx months the time in which piosecu
tions for offenses against the electionb
laws may bo be-jun. No limitation of
time now obtains other than the gen
eral statutory piovislon.
II. B., Mr. Smith, empowering city
councils in granting franchises to
water, gas and electric companies, to
stipulate that such companies shall
furnish meters free of rent.
II, B., by Mr. lfarp.r; to prohibit
hazing at universities and coll-geis un
der penalties of $200 fine or ix
months in Jail or both. This bill was
prompted by the tragedy at Csmbler
II. B., by Mr. Spicer, providing thit
probate courts may determine the
share of fuuds for township -impose,
of a village created out of a part of a
II, B., by Mr. Thomas, to amend mu
nicipal code so as to allow municipal
ities to contribute to the support of
private hospitals by a special levy not
to exceed 1 mill.
H. B by Mr. Woods, empowering
county commissioners to contract for
bridges costing less than $200 without
giving; notice even by bulletins.
H. B by Mr. Hatfield, ameudlng
Sec. 1362 It. S. for protecting (nidges
and highways, providing for removal
of driftwood from rivers and water
' H. B by Mr. never, authorising
county ccuicissloueis to furnish quar
ters for law library In courthouse or
in some other building.
II. II., by Mr, I.ersch, authorizing
city councils to require street railway
companies to sprinkle their tracks In
II. B by Mr. Brlggs, making tho
iidnrtnum levy for schools In city dis
tricts 6 mills,
II. II., by Mr. Bishop, adding toilet
articles to pure food law and extend
ing the powers of tho food and dairy
II, II,, by Mr, I.ersch, empowering
tho stato board of health to examine
and roport on water und sewage puri
fication works throughout the state,
nud appropriating $7,500 to enable tho
board to Investigate such plants.
II. U., by Mr. tiawlckl, requiring all
uutomoblle owners to register with
the secretary of state owner's name,
address and brief description of his
machine, fee $2. Fixing a speed rateot
15 miles up hour in city or village, or
20 miles an hour outside their limits.
General rules for all conditions In
city or country are provided. Regis
tration of chauneurs at $2 each Is also
required. The bill Is a virtual repro
duction of the New York law. Fines
of $25 to $100 and 10 days' imptlsou
nieui are provided for lolations
S. J. IL. by Mr. Williams, that the
reading of j bill on its final passage
shall not be dispensed with, and
amending the veto provision so that
only two-thlids of eacli house shall be
necessary to pass over a veto; provid
ing that governor can not veto sec
tions of bills and approve other sec
tions, but may veto Items of appro
priation bills, and piovidlng that bills
vetoed after adjournment of legisla
ture shall not be returned to next gen
S. .1. R., by .Mr. Williams, to submit
to vote of the people a proposition to
amend the state constitution so that
regular sessions of the general as
sembly shall commence the first Mon
day of the Junuaiy following election.
This amendment is suggested by the
change to biennial elections.
S. J. R.. by Mr. Huffman, petition
ing congress to grant .Mayor Kstes G.
Rathbone an investigation.
S. J. R., by Mr. Ward, authorizing
the governor to appoint a. commis
sion of six to Investigate and report
as to feasibility of a new site for the
S. J. R., by Mr. Mahaft'ey, request
ing congiess to- pension civilian team
sters who served in civil war.
S. J. It., by Mr. Mather, to print
and distribute catalogue of the law
library of the supreme court.
S. .1. It., by Mr. Meek, declaring in
favor of electing United States sena
tors bj direct vote of the people;
unanimously adopted in both senate
S. d. R., by Mr.. Gaynian, petitioning
the president, to negotiate a, treaty
ftifh Great Uiiiain for protectioa of
H. J. It., by Mr. O'Ronrke, requeu
ing Ohio's benators in congress to
support railway rate legislation rec
ommended by the president.
A tesolution. by Mr. Paxtou, adopt
ed by tho house congratulating Con
gressman I.ongworth on his marriage
was Indefinitely postponed by senate.
II. .1. R . by .Mr. Pumphrey, memu
rlalizintf cougre.-s to pass per diem
pension bill for Union soldiers who
were prisoners of -war.
S. J. R by Mr. Vanover, providing
for the appointment by the governor
of a commlBion for the Jamestown
II. J. 11., by Mr. Hill, accepting the
Invitation of Salem, 0-, to the legis
lature to attend Its centennial cele
bration. S. .1. R.'. by Mr. Ward, authorizing
the city of Columbus to construct a
public comfott station on grounds of
tHe state bouse.
II. J. R . Mr. Stewart of Clarke,
for the appointment of two Republi
can and one Democratic members of
the house, one Republican and two
Democratic senators to sit after the
session as a jt.int commission to re
vise and co liiy insurance laws, all
pending insurance hills to be referred
to such commission, which is to re
port at lieu hi'-'slon.
S. R., by .Mr. Espy, piovidlng for an
investigation of Cincinnati by a com
mission consisting of Senator! Drake,
Schmidt and Kfiv (l)enis.), Sites nud
Meek liters.), tbr two latter refusing
to serve. This action followed the
adoption by the house of Mr. Little's
substitute for Mr. Henley's original
resolution for au Investigation. The
Little lesolmlon favored a bi-partisan
commission of i'u,ir n.embeib of the
house to be named by tne speaker and
!our bonatois to be named by the lieu
Steuben vllle, O., Apill 1. Congress
man C. L. Weems was lonoinluated
for congress by the Sixteenth district.
Republtcnu cougre.-iMonal couvontlou
Tit "nsolutions Indorsed Roosevelt
nud tho United States senators. Hon.
J. C. Oglevel of Carroll presided.
Snowball Kills Boy,
Murysvlllp, 0 Apill 4. George
Schmidt, ie lO-yea-.'-old sou of John
Schmidt of Daiby township, died from
tho effects of an injury sustained at
school two weeks ago, when he wus
1 truck behind the oar with a snowball,
Toledo, O., April 1 W 11, Simmons,
founder and president of the Sim
mons company, manufacturer; of
boots and shoes, and for to yoars
pi eminent In tho business circles nt
Toledo, Is dead of pneuinoula.
Bridgeport, O., April 4. John 1 Ion
don, u 13-ycar-old Ilarrlsvllle boy,
went out to shoot squirrels for his
dying brother and the gun was acci
dentally discharged, almost blowing
li'a head off.
Local Conventions to Be
Arrangement Made by the Executlv
Board at Columbus to Expedite the
Signing of New Contracts Proceed
ings of the First Session of the An
Columbus, O., April 4. At a meet
ing of the executive body of district
No. C, Ohio United Mine Workers, .
resolution was adopted iustt noting tho
miners of the various districts to draw '
up local wage scales, which will later .
be adopted or rejected by the oper
ators iu joint session with the miners.
The first of these Joint meetings will
bo held Friday and Saturday nt Ath
ens, when the miners of the Hocking
district, comprising Athens and Hock
ing counties and a portion of Perry
county, will adopt a scale for the next,
two years, which will be presented to
the operators .Monday. There aro
about 18 districts in the state.
No prediction can be given of the
scale which the miners will adopt at
Athens, but the scale of 1903 will be
followed out In general, with few vari
ations to make It uniform throughout
the district. No attempt will be made,
it is announced, to construct an ex
actly uniform scale throughout tha
state, but it will be made as nearly so
as is possible. This decision on the
part of the conference here means
that It will be some time before nil
the operators willing to pay the 1903
scale will have a chance to work their
mines. Those operators in the Hock
ing district willing to pay this scale
will probably be able to open their
mines early next week, and with otier
meetings closely following It is ex
pected that there will be other mines
ready for work the latter part of next
week or tho first of tho week fol
Operators and Miners Hold Joint
Meeting at New York.
New York, April 4. The subcom
mittees representing the anthracite
operators und the mine workers of
eastern Pennsylvania hold their first
Joint meeting here, and after nearly a.
three-hours' session adjourned until Z
p. m. Thursday without coming to un
agreement. Each side to the contro
versy has refused to make the slight
est concession, and the whole ques
tion apparently is as far from solution
as it was before the conference began.
In the meantime the Meup of the an
thracite industry remains complete,
without indication that a resumption
of mining will occur very soon. Not
withstanding the fruitless session and
the apparently hopeless deadlock be
tween the workmen and their em
ployers, rumors are still current that
a way will be tound that will enable
tho operators and miners to stand on
common ground and settle their dif
ferences. Mr. Mitchell, In discussing the situ
ation in the bituminous fields, said he
had received a large number of tele
grams from the soft coal fields which
satisfied him that affairs in those re
gions are working themselves out just
ns he had anticipated Thousands of
men, he said, returned to work under
the scale of 1903, which gives them an
Increase of 5.53 per cent over the
wages received during the last two
In West Virginia.
Charleston, W. A'a Apill 1. Tho
conference of operators and miners o
the Seventeenth district, in sessioa
here, has so far been without result.
The miners presented their demands
after the organization of the conven
tion. President John Nugent of the
district demanded on behalf of the
miucis the restoration of tho scale of
1003, and In addition a reduction of
the working time of dny men from
nine to eight hours; also a differential
In the scale of pick and machine min
ing. J. H. Winder of Columbus, O.,
general manager of the Sunday Creek
company, the largest operator In the
Kanawha field; was the chief spokes-,
man for the operators. He declared
that the operators could not and would
not consent to the demands
In Pittsburg District.
Pittsburg'. April 1. With the excep
tion of one or two points outsldo of
tho Pittsburg district, the strained Bit
nation between operators and miners
In the soft coal fields of western Penn
sylvania is hourly growing moro. pa
cific. Following the signing of tha
scale demanded by the miners, the
mines of tho operators who signed the
tcale resumed their operations, al
though In many instances with re
duced forces. In tho Pittsburg: dis
trict thoro aro 18,000 minors working
and 12,000 idle.
Terre Haute, ind., April 4. it was
announced at the district headquatters
of tho United Mine AVorkers of Amer
icatbat 18 coal companies have agreed
to sign tho 1903 scale and resume op
erations at once. Tho I'arlto County
Coal company, employing about 350
rnqn iu two mines near Rosednle, is
among tho number, it is tho belief at
headquarters that the operators of the
larger mines will hold out until tn
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