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Marion" Daily Mirror.
volume xv. no. 3 no.
MARIOST, OIITO.SA'IURDAY BVUNINGK JATUAHY 5, 1907:
PRICE TWO CENTS
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HARRIMAN'S COMMUNITY OF
INTEREST PLAN LAID BARE
Interstate Commerce Commission Begins the Her
culanean Task of Probing the Workings
of the Great Railroad Trust.
Some Very Valuable Information was Gained at Hearing
Jn New York Yesterday and More is Expected VI hen
A the Sessions are Resumed in Chicago Next Week
Harriman Himself is 111 but will be Able to
Appear at a Later Date.
Now York, .Inn. .". Modem
methods of combining and consoli
dating mammoth railway systems
and extending" the piineiplo of com
mim'jty of intUest were delved into
yesterday nt vyi-oat length by the
itilenlntc com-merco comm!usioii,
wliVli began in this eily an inquiry
into tho so-cnlkd "llnrriiinin
I'ioni here the commission goes
next week to Chicago. ,Sevoral
Other eit!08 will be visited before
all the testimony that is desired is
in t ho hands u the iepioentutivo;
ciL' Ilia government, who.se object is
to detenminc whether any of the
inilronds of tho country nie con
solidated or combined in restraint
r trade, in vioil.'L.n of the Sher
ro'.n anti-trust law.
Counsel foi- the I'liion Pacific
coirfany 'announced thaf President
K. if. llnirimnn on account' of ill
health following nn operation,
would he unable to appear bofoie
1!.'5 ccumission al pieseni, but as
s. ranee wus- give-n that he would
-At the henrin-r it was, bronirht
'.nutl adm.'i''tcd that itho Union!
Pacific llnilrond company, the Ore
e-nn Short Line and the Oregon.
Itoihoad (imd N.r vigaijon ,eonpnn.v
arc prnc'ticiai'ly the fame adniiinistia
tion, Mr. Ilarrinvan appearing as
president of each company, with
nii'y flight vanations in the lists
of other offieer.s.
It was further shown .that the
o.uMie,ni Pacific Ilailvay company
owns tho Pacific Mail Steamship
company; that the Southern Paci
flit Onoany iind Union P-aoifio to
gether hoid a majoiity of 'the Mock
of tho Occidental and Oriental
Steamship company, and that llar
riman iuti'reM$ mo in control of
tiio Portland "and Asiatic Stenm
s'.iip company. All three of these
" lines run steamers between either
San F.ranclfco or Por'land and tho
Orient. 11 was fiuid the Occidental
js in riquidctionj but is still oper
ated. On the Atlantic ocean, it was
shown that the Southern Pacific
owns (ho lino of steamers running
, lietwcpu Now York and New Or
leans fcnneil, known s the Mor
'flio Union pacific, by moans of
ftl ngreomoni- signed by Mr. Harri
nuin flwl Senator William A. Clark
Uns a tlUffi'.- anaugemcul with the
S.n Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt
I,iko railway extending over, n.
period l Of years. Thfs ngil'cincul
V(iH elite; eii into in lOO'l nnd by
its tcHfs H0 San Pedro- cannot
raise or lower its rales without tho
consent nf. le Southern Pacific
company, which it was staled does
iV"t own one dollar of stock in tho
San Pedro company.
Tho Union Pacjfic exercises joint
eon t i)l with the Ohicni1"), Hock Is
land nnil Pacific railway over tho
Chicago and Alton. The' agreement
is Mint' the Union Pacific &hall havo
charge of ho road ono year and.
tho iiock Island tho next. This
Agreement, entered into by Mr.
JlaiTiirvnn 4jncl W. I). Leeds, ex
tends for a period of 10 yours fiom
The Union Pacific owns .2S,12.V
1Q0 .worth of slock, or 2."i..r)i) pa
rent of tho enp'lization of tho
Illinois Central vailioad.
l HO Upton l'acitic also owns
UTj,082,300 worth of slock of the-
iSt. Joseph and Giniid Island rail
road, yh.ic!i is .'17. .17 per cent of tho
Shr-t Lino owns
Mii.O-w.ui-ii worm ot stocic in mo
flatlunoro and Olvo railroad com-colorC(, troopfj now ,n tllt8 country
pany, this bc-ing 18.02 per cent of tho twonty.flfth Infantry, tho ninth
ihV whole and tonth cavalry, Bhiill proceed to
Of '"Chicago, Milwaukee and St. tho Philippines. Tho only other cql
Vnul Mock. Mio Oregon Short Lipo ored rogpiont, ls already thoro. Thoro
cWih fcViOOjOOO -worth or 3.42 per Is no doubt whatever that this m-llou
cent. The ppiripniiy also owps $2,- Is tho direct result of the Drowns.
r72,000 or 'S.f-a por Cent of tho vlllo affair.
Pluck of the Chicago and Nmth
weslcin .f 10,00(1.0(10 of the )icfer
rosl Stock of the Atclnn.son, To
peku and Santa J'o, being 4 .28 per
and .f.H,.JS,H.i n ( .in per
ctnt of Hit' capital
Now York Central
.stock oT I ho
Of t litso holding's by the llarri
ninu (nupanirn, the -stock of the
lllino'u Cctiitial. .Haltimore and Ohio
Now York 'Central, Chicago and
Nftrlhwcston), (Chicago, Milwaukve,
iu-.il ,Sl. Paul, Atchinson, ,'J'opeka,
and Santa Uc and St. Joseph and
(Jrand Island, "aggregating in value
flQ'IIKl.T-l."), have all been bought
since .Inly 1, 11)00.
"Where did the money come
Cio'nV" a.skcd menibeis of the com.
In it'piv it was staled that the
Uii'on Pacific .showed last July
sin plus of i.)l,000,0()0.
Shoit J. "Lie declaied
.)() per cent on its stock bold by
the Union Pacific, and abo con-. Drown wa charged with criminal as.
tiibulcd out of its general aets Fault on his own dnughter. Four
to the 'purchase money. (other prisoners, hold for minor of-
Aftn placing in evidence all that fenses, made no effort to get away,
w.-s available as io the ownership of nn,l they claim they had no knowl
tlw so-called- "llnrrimnii lincs".0,1KO at tho plot. ,
counsel for the interstate commerce' ncwnrcls havo been offered for the
f'.ui iiissmh iim-ii nun jil:.muiih'i .nil I
lar, .secielaiy of the llarrimnn
,..... II..... I... , tl. 1.... Mil
company, irail lioin tho lniuutc.s ot
many exculivo conimittco meetings
of the Union Pacific in which ib
was .shown, that Mr. llarrinian rc-
qnilsil various thing-; ho had done,
and the cominiUco simply voted to
iat if v mi I conf'irjii his Actions. Tt
was n.i-o sIioimi that Mr. llarriman
had authority, by resolution to bor-
low money for the uses of the Un
ion Pacific company without re
striction as lo the amount or
There wo.? rend fiiim the nunntos
a copy of Mr. llarriman 's letter to
Oeorgo J. Ciould, Acknowledging Mr
Goulds letter in which the latter
told Mr. llarriman he had deter
mined to suppoi't tho construction o1
the Western Pnific railroad. .Mr.
Iliiniinan told Mr. Gould he would
decline to qualify as a director ot
Ihctltio Grande Western as he did
not wish -lo bo in any way respon
sible for the altitude of that com
pany toward the Western Pnckic.
"The era of (prosperity thiough
which wo aie now passing" wio.to
Mr. Iliuriinaii lo Mr. Gould Miusl
been innikcd by less construction ,
of ill t rui tive, competitive and non-1
producing lines of transportation,
than any former one, but there has
hem gieal expenditure 'in provid'lng
for 'improvements and additional
facilities to the already existing
linect, theicby bctlor conserving the
interests of tho public and "tho
shiui'hohlnis as well. For myself,
I shall icgaril the cn-a of your ad
vice which 1 have valijed in our af
fairs, as well ns Hie peiv;onal pleas
lire of having you included in them
.Mr. Gould .has resigned from
I ho Union Pacific.
All Colored Troops in the
Regular Service will be
Stationed in the Islands.
Washington, Jan, 5. Orders wore
Issued today by the Secretary of War
thaf ,,.... 190, threo reKin,ontB of
NO TIDINGS FROM
THE STEAMER "PONCE"
Now York, Jan. 5. Tlicrc lo ntlll
no news of the Mcamor "Ponce" of
the New York mid Porto UKo Steam.
ship Company, which Is now five days
overdue. Unusually heavy -weather
was reiwrtcd by the steamer "Ad
vanco" from Colon today, mid tills
has Increased the ulurin felt
Four Men, Three Charged
With Murder and One with
Criminal Assault Escape
Wooster, 0., .Inn. ', When Slier.
Iff Drown, who retires from office,
Sunday, went to look after the prls.
oners, In the county Jail this morning,
he discovered four had escaped during
tho night. Tho3o missing nro: Al
len .Miller, William Kvcrharl and
Hurry White, of Allinnce, and lid
ward Hi own. of Orrville. Tho Hrst
a, three aro under Indictment for mnr.
dor In the first dogieo. charccil with
a dividend ohaving caused the death of Thomas
Dye, a boy at Orrville. last Mav
appiehenslon of the jail breakors.
Cleveland, 0., .Ian. .".-The Woost-
er chief of police nt Crestline at 10
o'clock this mora ng telephoned that
he had captured William ICverhart.
ruin nf Hir nunn nnn it-rfciliAta Uuu.
puctH n0 uUo lielcl nt Cnnlon Maa,
sn,on nllll jinsnel(l.
Senator Warren of Wyoming
Faces Charge but Officials
do not Believe Him
Washington, Jan. !",. Tho secre
tary of tho lutci lor Is luestlgiillng
tho record of United Slates Senator
F. Warren, of Wyoming
vvs. . s
"VV v V7."'' v
,.v. vwim tyir'ni1" ', Nf"7 1
chnlrninn of tho senate committee, on
Tho senator Is charged vlth holiiR
"Land Oraftcr," it helng alleged that
he fenced In and appropriated to his
own use public lands in hU state.
Charges of a formal character aro
accompanied by various data maps,
etc., but tho name of the peiaon who
filed the chnrgos is not disclosed.
Hoosovelt himself is ,sald to have In.
3pocfcd the papers and neither ho
nor Hitchcock believes the charges,
but feel that a eaiefnl ItKpilry would
bo but justice to ihf senator.
Senator Warren denounces the
charges as false, and declares they
were pushed solely for. the puriwto of
prosecuting. He Invite the fullest
riio lands In question aro located
near Cheyenne, Wyoming, niid fiO.OflO
acres are said to he Involved.
NEW PASSENGER BOAT IS
LAUNCHED AND CHRISTENED
Detroit. Mich., Jail. B. "City of
Cleveland" Is tho name selected for
the Detroit nud Cleveland Naviga
tion Company's l.ionstcr now pas?en.
gor steamer, which was launched at
Wyandotte today. Mrs. S-hantz,
wife of the General Superintendent, of
tho line, acted as snonsnr. Tim old
"City of Cleveland" will be icnamed
"City of Stlgnace." Captain Alex I.
McKay will coinnnd the now boat.
Corey and Miss Gilman, He
is Soon to Marry are at
Corey's New Country
Paris, Jan. 5. William i:. Corey,
president of the Unlte-l States steel
corporation Is living under tho same
roof with Mabcllo Glllmnn, the act
ress, whom ho soon will marry,
according to the latest reports.
Corey, hla llauceo, sister and MI33
Glllmnirs motlier havo been living to.
Bother In Chateau Vlllo Dcgnls, near
Massl Fcrrlers since Dec. 21. Tin'
steel mngnnte bought the count"
place three months ago for tho sir.n
of 030,000 francs. Coioy and Mis
Glllman go niitomoblllng every day.
The date for die wedding Is not vot
ALASKA MINERS AUE
OUT ON A STRIKE
Denver, Jan. .".Deports were re
ceived at tho headquarters of tho
Westorn Federation of Miners, from
Nome, Alaska, ay that 1,300 miners,
members of, the federation, struck to
secure the recognition of the union
and a tlollnr In tho dall wage In
cieaso. Tho minors now lecelve five
dollars a day and boaid. It is feaied
tho strike 'will spread to Dawson and
One thousand federation miners nro
s.t 111 out at Grass Valley, California,
even hundred at Deadwood anil Tor.
ly, S, D. Two hundred coal minors
are out at Alilch, Mont. Thoro Is
no Indication of an early seltleiuent
of tho Goldileld, Nevada, strike, In.
volvlng 000 men.
THE MAN WHO WOULD LIKE TO
II Is ttvWM pWUVv y fc I ..a 11
T " J
THE OLD HANNA MACHINE WILL
FIGHT TAFT FOR PRESIDENT
Senator Scott of West Virginia Seeks to Gain Con
trol of Organization in Order to Use it
He Also Seeks to Succeed Secretary Cortelyou as Head of
the National Organization-The Trend of Political Af
fairs in Washington now Seems to be Away From
Both Foraker and Taft and in Favor of Vice
Washington. Jan. . Senator Na
than D. Scott, of West Virginia, is
trying to succeed George 11. Cortel
you as chairman of the ltepubllcan
National committee. Corteljou hax
finally fixed on his assumption of
tho treasury portfolio as the approx
imate date for his resignation from
the rondo! of the party oiganlri
llon. It has boon understood that Harry
New of Indiana-tolls, appointed vice
chairman by Cortelyou, would as.
sumo tho hitter's plicc ns acting
'chairman. Hut 'cotfs activities.
which have been marked during the
last few dovit show that ho Is not
ready to accept this assumption. Uy
a resolution or the committee Us
chairman has the right to 111! all va
Whether that resolution would give
PITTSBURG GETS A
TASTE OF TYPHOID
Pittsburg, Jan. 5. The rapid vari
ations In tho Pittsburg weather dur
ing the past week, has produced a
marked Increase In local dl-eaaes, ac.
cording to tho records- of tho lioalth
office. Health officer Hdwarda states
thoro are probably one thousand cases
of typhoid this time, lnipuro drink.
Ing water Is blamed.
Forty Men Believed to Have
Lost Their Lives by Land
slide on a German
Dorlln, Jan. 5. Foity workmen are
believed to have been killed In a land
slide, which occurred yesterday on 'i
inllton.il line being constructed be.
tweon I.amschlcd and Huiisruck. The
victims were burled under hundteils
of ton of rock and gravel. Three
bodies wore iccovered by tlii icscu.
SEE A FIGHT.
Jamleson In Pittsburg Dltpateh
Cortelyou ns retiring chairman au
thority to till his own place Is an op
en question. Scott apparently thinks
Cortelyou could. In nny event any
many who Is placed at tho head of
i he committee by Cortclyou's retire,
ment must wait for Hie muling of
the full committee In December ncx
for confirmation. if New (.Imply
i-erves as acting chairman, Sott will
piobably be n candidate for election
as full chairman before thai meet,
ScotfK plea Is thai lie has been a
member of tho lOinniltee continuous
ly for nineteen years, and n member
of the executive committee for most
of that time, wliereforo ho thinks his
claim ha a sound basis on senior
Tho real question, however. Is what
Use la tn bo nim!i of tlin unlmwllrl
ASKS FOR WARSHIP
TO PROTECT THEM
Boston Capitalists are in Trouble With Nicaraugan Gov
ernment, Which has Seized Their Plant Valued at
$250,000 and Abrogated Mahogany Cutting Concessions.
Cuatt Mala City, Jan. 3. -The
George n. Kmery Company, composed
JllOStly of DcstOn canltallStS. Il"e In
trouble with the Nlcarnnguan govern
ment and has asked the United States
to hcnd warships to Ulullelds to pio.
tect Its Interests,
'fir Nliariguau government abro-
r:k-I iiie mihouanv t-nitfuir c nice.
hlon held by the lCmer Co , and
STEAMER BELIEVED LOST;
ALL PASSENGERS PERISH
Reports Indicate That the Steamer, "City of Panama
Went Down a Short Distance North of Santa Cruz and
That all of Her One Hundred and Sixty Passen
gers Went to Watery Graves.
S.ni FrnueWo, Jan. n. One hiin"
died and sixty porous nro boliev
i'vl lo h.ie poiihud on llu Meanier
"I ilv ot Panama" of Hie Pacific
mail lino which is thought to havo
gone down a short diMinieo north of
Santa I'm, New Year's day, while
on her wny to Ancor, Pannma.
A uusMigo -from Wuddell lle.ich,
lil'lceu miles m rlh of Santa Gin,
coiilirms the report that two life
bo.i Is and two IM'o rafts, fully pro.
viMoued and criiiped, came ashore
near thcie, jcsterdny afleinoon,
The boats had cars and boat hooks
evidently ready for embaiking the
BURYING TWENTY MINERS
Douglas, Arizona, Jan. 5. A mag.
azlno exploded Friday on tho surfaco
of Donn mlns In low ell. Ono man
was klllod, threo fatally Injured and
twenty minors entombed by tho clos
ing of tho mouth of the shaft. Tho
powor hoiiMj and shaft wote wroekod
by tho xoploslon.
THAWS SISTER GOES INTO
London, Jnn, 5. In almost nun.
)lko seclusion. Lady Yarmouth, for.
morly Alice Coruolla Thaw, has kopt
ltepubllcan party machinery, organ.
l7e( by Hnnna, In the prellmlnar.-.
campaign for tho nomination In 1908?
ly Hanna's direction this machinery
was continued between campaigns
and made perpetual. Its possession
would furnish nny candidate with
correspondence lists and other means
of (mediately reaching thousands of
the politicians throughout the conn.
try who could do a candidate tho
most good In the shortest tlmo.
Theio Is no doubt at all as to what
use Scot i would mnko of this ma
chinery It would bo worked over
time nunlnst Uoosevoltlsm and any
candidate the president favored,
which means Taft.
It ls likely that the organization
will be In the hands of the reaction,
urlcs In an event. Harry New.
while not tho best of friend-, with
Fairbanks, Is committed to that can.-.
dldate by the action of tho Republi
cans of Indiana and will be nioro
effectually committed before conven
tion time. Other candidates havo
Joked forward with some anxiety tp
i ne tune when Now should become
chairman and thus glvo Fairbanks,
as they supposed, control of this ma.
On the other hand, Scott Is counted
a Fairbanks partisan and his candl.
ilncy l accepted In some political
quarters as a warning to New that
he must promise to be good If he
gels It or else as an Indication that
Fairbanks fears that Now will be
carefully lukewarm In his behalf as
isclzeil their $23,000 plant. The Km.
ory's got u concession from the Mos-
nllltn Illillnn mwl -lol H M. ..!,.!.
io import, duty free, supplies for
working it. President Selny says
these iintaxl supplies have been
sold to others than the employees of
tho company. .Minister Grey has
gone to Mosquito territory to Inves
p.ihMingoif. and a wreckage is in
.sight from the beach.
A severe ,slonu litis been raging
and it is hardly possible that any
occupants of tho rafts could have
escaped. Of coiiim il is baiely pos
sible that the wreckage avus 'wash
ed from tho dninngocl vessel, which
proceeded 011 Ms way to ho Ihh.
inns of Panama. This theory is
iardly tenable as, if tJio .stenmer
was so badly damaged, it would
have H'tiunwl to port for repaiu.
The Panama V passenger list con
sists of fifteen cnbiu passengers,
twenty fivo Ohlncso and 20 whites
in the sleeragc. She loft San Fran
cisco last Monday for Mexican
herself slnco her brother, Harry,
killed Stanford White. Sho bas
shut horsolt up In Yarmouth country
e-tato and makes no pretense to meot
Ing nnyono. Queen Alexandria has
faont n personal message of sympathy
i nor turougn lady Hereford, tho
mother of tho Earl of Yarmouth.
MOROCCAN TROOPS AND
RAISUiJ'S FORCES CLASH
Tangier, Jnn. 5.-A fierce light -Is
in progress between Riifsulla and the
government forces, ncordlng to re
ports from Arzllla, 5?inat, whoro
ualsull has encamped since ho left
tho suburbs of Tnnglor. No details
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