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THE PERRYSBURG, OHIO, JOURNAL. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1913.
WEI Hi ORIS
III BITJER RGHI
Both Sides Seek Aid of
COX SAID TO BE NEUTRAL
Mechanics Lien Measure Agreed Upon
By All Contending Forces to Be
Introduced by Representa
tive W. J. Duffy.
DY D. A. DONOVAN.
Special Columbus Correspondent.
Ono of the hard
est tasks facing
Gov. Cox just now
is tli a task of
keoping aloof from
the bitterly con
tested liquor fight
going on in tho
forces fighting for
oyery inch of ground, both are anxious
to secure the aid of tho administra
tive) head of the state, and at every
stago. of the battle the governor is
appealed to for assistance. Although
the real warfare is yet to come, Gov.
Cox already has been supplicated
many times. When tho rumor is
spread that the chief executive has
beon aBked for aid by one side, the
other side rushes in to appeal to him
not to grant the opponent's request,
whatever it may be. Both forces have
been desperately contending over the
naming of a sub-committee, whose
duty it will bo to draft a liquor li
cense law. The sub-committee is sup
posed to bo named by the chairman of
the house and senate temperanco
committees. As usual, the governor
has bocn appealed to, but he is de
clared to havo taken neutral ground.
New Civil Service BUI.
Tho charge that tho proposed civil
sorvice bill now before the general
assembly will loosen rather than con
firm tho present civil service struc
ture in the cities of Ohio, will be
made when tho civil service com
mittee and the house and the
judiciary committee of the senate
meet together for the first time to
considor tho bill. It is arranged to
have a public hearing before tho two
committees. Tho most serious phaso
of the promised charge against the
bill is that it will permit both the po
lice and fire department to bo dis
rupted by political preferences. The
provision of tho proposed law giving
tho mayor of cities the right to ap
point the civil service commissions in
cities is declared by opponents of the
measure to strike a death blow at
the spirit of non-partisanship of the
present law. The new civil service ,
bill was introduced by Senator Cleve
land of Cleveland. It is declared to
be essentially a Cleveland fostered
plan. It is also desired by the Colum
bus city administration, which has
been trying ineffectually to get rid
of tho chief of police. It would place
every city department solely within
tho power of tho mayor, it will bo
charged, not only by permitting him
to name tho commissions, but also by
preventing any adoquato appeal from
suspension or dismissal. Lively
charges from both sides are expected
to characterize the hearing.
Mechanics Lien Measure.
According to statement given out
here by Stephen Stilwell of the Cleve
land Federation of Labor, all contend
ing forces have finally agreed upon a
mechanics lien bill and the measure
will be introduced in the general as
sembly soon by Representative War
ren J. Duffy of Toledo. Its provisions
are briefly thesq: When any laborer
or mechanic employed by a contractor
upon any building becomes suspicious
through belated wage payments of
tho honesty or Integrity of the con
tractor, ho is expected immediately to
give written notice toi tho owner of
the building. The owner of the build
ing must thereupon immediately de
mand from the contractor a receipt
for tho back wages. If tho contractor
fails to produce such receipts, the
owner of the building muBt then him
self pay tho wage claims. However,
the owner is carefully safeguarded In
two ways. Tho laborer or mechanic
cannot collect from tho owner for
wages for more than 30 days previous
to the filing of tho protest, and more
important still, no wage or other
claims may exceed the amount of the
original contract. Thus there is no
possible chango for the homo owner
to lose. Tho only additional difficulty
bo will face will be a need for greater
precautions la selecting bis con,
tractor, and in Beolng to it that just
claims are paid. Tho provision that
no claims, of any sort can exceed tho
amount of the contract protects him
absolutely, it is contended. By the
terms of the bill, labor claims tako
priority over all others. After them
.come claims from material men. Ma-
To Have Outside Blackboard.
Carrying out tho spirit of the anti
lobby act, ono feature of which pro
vides for invitations to appear before
committees, Sergeant-at-Arms Mech
ling of tho house is preparing a huge
blackboard, which will bo erected in
tho hall outside tho main entrance
to tho house.' Upon It will bo posted
notices of all meetings of committeos
,for tbo information of the general
The new bulletin board will be large
enough to carry tho names of all tho
tcrlal men are prosumod by tho bill tc
fllo tho sumo notices of lack of pay
mont with tho ownor of a building
when a contractor Is rotnisa. The
owner must make tho ssimo demand,
of tho contractor for receipts. If thej
are not forthcoming, then tho ownoi
must settle tho claim. But laboi
claims must come first, and finally the
samo safeguard, tho provision thai
tho owner iriny bo Hablo for more
than tho amount of tho contract, pro
Resurrects Old Question.
Tho slogan raised In tho legisla
ture by Senntor William A. Weygandt
of Portngo county regarding tho
canals, 1ms resurrected tho same ques
tion that lias for two generations
troubled every session of every gen
eral assembly. Sonator Wcygnndt's
slogan is "Sell tho canals and with
tho proceeds build better roads." Tho
Portage county senator figures that
tho stato ought to get at least $20,
000,000 for its cannls. Distributed
among 88 counties this would mean
$228,000 for each. Senator Weygandt
is asking suggestions from interested
citizens of tho stato as to his plan.
Ho would not havo the slate sell un
less it could realize an equitable sum.
Ho holds the canals as now con
structed useless, and he further holds
that larger waterways, involving fed
eral aid, to bo out of the question.
So he would advertise for bids. Ho
would sell piecemeal if that plan
should promise a better bargain. In
cases wherein cities, such as Akron,
use the water of tho canals for manu
facturing purposes, Senator Weygandt
would give tho city or its manufac
turing industries the right to appro
priate enough to leave tho present
water rights unimpaired. Such in
brief Is the Weygandt plan. Thus far
it has not become before any branch
of the assembly for serious consider
ation. Take Up Traveling Men's Fight.
Although personally they may bo un
mindful of their fate, the acanthia
lectularia soon may have to step Into
tho class with fraternities and saloon,
and other alleged evils, and bo "regu
lated" by tho general assembly. The
traveling men of Ohio havo donned
their war paint and they aro hot on
tho trail of the gay little lectularia.
They havo asked Senator J. B. Dol
llson of Hocking county to prepare the
proper measure for a finish fight. He
is now at work and the first gun will
bo fired when ho presents tho meas
aure to the senate this week. Peopk
so untutored in worldly ways as to be
ignorant of the identity of that flip
pant little animal, called cimex lee
tularlus, when ho is alone, and acan
thia lectularia when he is in num
bers, are asked to look in their en
cyclopedia under "general nuisances"
or "unmitigated evils." An easier way
would be tp ask tho first traveling
man they meet. Traveling men have
to sleep in all sorts of hotels and all
manner of beds and they know.
The bill which Senntor Dollison is
preparing is aimed particularly at
conditions in hotels in small towns
and country sections. Ho would have
some state authority given supervi
sion over the sanitary status of such
hostelrles and he would Include res
taurants and eating places in the su
pervised list. He holds that the san
itary condition of hotels and restaur
ants in large places is now controlled
by city boards of health, while in the
smaller sections sanitary regulation
of ctlng and sleeping places is nil.
Ho would havo stato inspectors do
for the smaller places what the city
inspectors do for the cities now.
So it is that the lectularls would
como under stato regulation. The
traveling men, in approaching Son
ator Dollison, complained of many
things, unsanitary kitchens, unclean
food, unkempt food servers, restaur
ant "come-backs," or the food pre
pared for the new guest from the left
overs of his predecessors, and the like,
but tho most hitter complaint was
lodged against lertularia-infestcd beds.
Anti-Spear Fishing Laws.
On the ground that greedy and un
scrupulous fishermen make mockery
of the antl-spear fishing laws, Son
ator Haas proposes a real "stinger"
in the way of legislation. Ho Intro
duced a bill in the senato making it
absolutely unlawful to spear fish in
Ohio. Tho present law permits the
owners of land abutting upon streams
and reservoirs to spear, and also gives
them the right to permit others to do
so on their promises. Senator HaaB
holds that this law is being made
sport of. Ho says that all over Ohio
now tons of fish are being speared
through holes in tho ice. Carloads
of speared fish ara being shipped
dally Into Cleveland, Columbus, Cin
cinnati and other large towns, he de
clares, and so ho would stop tho privi
lege of spear flBhing altogether and
cut off the lucrative business that
many peoplo seemed to have estab
lished through tho alleged loosoness
of the law".
In the hoise Representative Cowan
of Putnam county Introduced a bill
providing for tho sterilization of hab
itual criminals, feoblo-mlnded persons,
the hopelessly insane and othor de
fectives. The aim of tho measure is
to prevent the propagation of tho de
fective. It is a stato administratis
Many Inaulrles Received.
Inquiries concorxlng tho tax Iawe
of Ohio aro flooding tho tax commls
sion, and pamphlets containing the
laws, together with letters explaining
methods pursued in their enforcement
aro being sent daily from tho office
of the commission to all parts of the
country. Jn several states the logls
latures aro at work on tax reform
Tho wave of progressivenoss swopt In
to powor scores of men now to publh
life, who aro seeking tho boot o
everything for their respective com
10 KILLED IN
Many Others Are Seriously
and Painfully Injured.
TWO DEAD ARE WOMEN
Between 750 and 1,000 Spectators
Push, Haul and Fight One An
other When Film Catches Fire
In Moving Picture House.
New York City. Two women were
crushed to death, IS men, wom
en and children were injured so bad
ly as to necessitate their instant re
moval to tho operating room of Belle
vue hospital and almost a hundred
others wero seriously and painfully
hurt In a panic in the moving picture
theater at 143 E. Houston-st, known
as the Houston Hippodyrome.
Film Catches on Fire.
Between 750 nnd 1,000 spectators,
It Is estimated by several survivors,
wero crowded Into tho Hippodrome,
which for 40 years was used by tho
First German Methodist Episcopal
church, watching a film called "Dr.
Gar-el-Hama, or tho Daredevil Crim
inal," when a spark from tho small
electric motor which operated the'
film set tho film on fire. Instantly
there was a slight hiss and then a
sizzling sound as the flames quickly
ato their way through the inflammable
substance of which the film Is made.
A flash of tho fire .got through the
vents in the front of the projector
booth before the operator could
throw the traps across the vents.
The subject of tho picture was of
Itself enough to carry tho spectators
to a high state of excitement. A rail
road train crowded with Parisian po
lice was hearing down on a handcar
on which "Dr. Gar-el-Hama" was es
caping and was about to crash into
It when tho overstrained nerves of
tho watchers were still further bur
dened by a cry of "fire!" from a man
in the rear of the theater. The cry
was taken up by others, who Immedi
ately started for the exit.
Tries to Quiet Crowd.
Arther Davis, a lecturer, who was
on the platform explaining the In
tricacies of the plot unfolded by the
picture drama, called to thei specta
tors: "There Is no danger; keep
At the same instant an old man
shouted in Yiddish: "We shall all be
burned. Out for your lives!"
The spectators quickly lost all
sense of order and In another mo
ment the entire audience was rushing
for the street, shoving, pushing, haul
ing, fighting one another madly for a
chance to get through the narrow
The spectators in the balcony joined
their frightened numbers to those on
the main floor, fairly throwing them
selves down the winding stairways
into the same foyer that does exit
duty for both floors.
While this panic raged within tho
building, 200 persons who were out
side the theater waiting for a chance
to get in became alarmed for the
safety of friends and relatives' inside
and started up the steps leading to
the foyer and tho second flight Iead
infi into auditorium.
Women Crushed to Death.
The ingoing .rush met the outcom
ing mob at the doors at the head of
the inside stairway. The dense
throngs grappled in a frenzied mass
for an instant and then the ingoing
crowd, being less numerous and light
er in weight, had to give way before
tho onsweeping rush of the terrified
Two women jumped three feet In
the air and threw themselves bodily
Into the crowd on the iron stairway.
The maneuver so startled the onrush
ing mob that it split and let the two
women tumble headlong to the side
walk below. Then the whole mob
piled up on bodies of the two women,
who had only an instant in which to
put their arms In front of their faces
in a vain effort to protect their heads
from the heels of their fellows.
A fire alarm brought a crew of fire
men to the scene while tho crowd was
still struggling. The firemen forced
their way Into the building over the
heads of the struggling mass and be
gan pulling and hauling women, men
and children out of the jam and di
recting them to the rear exit which
none had thought of using although
it was plainly marked. When the
jamb had been cleared the ambulance
surgeons were called into service to
attend tho injured, while tho police
formed fire lines and kept thousands
of wailing spectators in tho streets at
a safo distance. The two women who
had hurled themselves into tho mob
at the head of tho stairway when the
panic left their minds no alternative,
wero found afterwards on the side
walk where tboy had fallen. Both
wero dead, crushed by hundreds of
Poatoffice Chief's Report.
Washington, D. C. Postmaster
General HItchock's annual report, just
made public, tentatively recommends
reduction of some parceUpost rates
and Increasing tbo limit of weight bo
yond 11 pounds; recommends civil
pensions for postal employes; an in
crease in rates on second-class mall
which may pave tho way for 1-cont
letter postage; and tho consolidation
of the third and fourth classes, so
books and papers may bo forwarded
by parcol post, He points out that
expenses have been cut down. v
MRS. WILLIAM KENT
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Mrs. William Kent, wife of the Pro
creative congrecamnrt from California,
Is one of the leaders In the suffragist
campaign that is being conducted in
E TAX WINS OUT
AMENDMENT IS APPROVED BY
Estimated Tax of One Per Cent on In
comes Exceeding 95,000 Will Re
turn Revenue of 9100,000,000
HOW NEW ARTICLE IN CONSTITU
TION WILL READ.
Here Is the full and exact wording of
the Income tax amendment as It will
read when formaly declared a part of
the United States constitution:
Article XVI The congress shall have
power to lay and collect taxes on Incomes,
from whatever source derived, without
apportionment among the states and with
out regard to any census or enumeration.
Washington, D. C. A general In
come tax will be levied by congress
during the special session to be called
by President-elect Wilson for revision
of the tariff.
Senator Norrls Brown of Nebraska,
father of the resolution for constitu
tional amendment legalizing an in
come tax, notified the senate that more
than the sufficient number of states
had ratified the the amendment and
that the principle was now a part of
tho organic law of tho country. The
latest states were Nebraska, Wyom
ing and Delaware. Representative
Cordell Hull of Tennessee, the ways
and means committee's authority on
the income tax, estimates that a one
per cent tax levied on incomes ex
ceedfng ?5,000 a year will return a
revenue of nearly $100,000,000 a year.
Mr. Hull pointed out that with the
levying of the income tax there must
come a repeal of the corporation in
come tax or there would be double
taxation. Tho government gets about
$28,000,000 from the corporation tax.
Free sugar is proposed and the aban
donment of this tax will cut the rev
enue another $53,000,000.
The income tax will run with the
tariff duties, but it will be used as an
equalizer for treasury receipts.
Tho 38 states that ratified the
amendment are Alabama, Arkansas,
Arizona, California, Colorado, Dela
ware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Louisiana, Kansas, Kentucky,
Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minne
sota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana,
Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New
York, North Carolina, North Dakota,
Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Caro
lina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,
Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
INDICTS FIRE INSURANCE MEN
Grand Jury Charges Fourteen Promi
nent Buckeyes With Violating Val
entine Anti-Trust Law.
Cleveland, O. The grand Jury re
turned indictments against 14 mem
bers of the governing committee of
the Cleveland Fire Insurance Exchange
for alleged violations of tho Valentine
anti-trust law. The list of indicted
men Includes some of the moBt prom
inent 'insurance agents in Ohio. The
extreme penalty for each defendant,
If convlctod tinders the jofnt indict
ment, would be 725 years In the work
house and a fine of $3,625,000.
Tho defendants had anticipated the
grand jury's action by employing tho
legal firm of White, JohnBon & Can
non and Attorney John J. Sullivan to
represent them. They wero-nll wait
ing In the offices of White, Johnson &
Cannon when tho Indictments were
returned. Sullivan appeared in Judge
Gott's court as soon as the indict
ments were read and agreed that the
bail of each defendant should bo fixed
at $1,000. Tho defendants later ap
peared before Judge Gott, pleaded not
guilty, and gave ball. (
Foe of White Slavery Talks.
Denver, Col. "Eighty por cent of
the' school, children in tbo larger
pities of the United States aro im
moral," was one of tho declarations
made before a meeting of women by
Mrs. Eugenia St. John, a leader
In tho worlc of tho National Anti
White Slavery association. Mrs, St.
John declared that ono out of every
17 girls who go wrong Is a high school,
girl and said that high school prlncl-.
pals and teachers, being powerless to
flea) with tho conditions, conceal
(hem from tho public.
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"Miss Brown," said the art inspec
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The poorest pupil in the class
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