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Marion Daily Mirror.
0UE 3LV. NO. 149,
MAUION, O I ITO. MONDAY EVENING. JANUARY 28, 1907.
PHICE TWO CENTS
ITORSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
TWO HUNDRED. AND FIFTY
LIVES LOST SN AN EXPLOSION
MAKES ITS REPORT TO CONGRESS
Mnost Every Corporate Crime in the Calender is
Charged Against the Standard Oil Com
pany and its Officials.
Complete Monolopization, Knifing of Competitors, Dis
crimination, False Pretenses, Fraud, Bribery, Corrupt,
ion of the Press and Debachery of State Inspectors are
' Some of the Allegations Made by the Commissioners-
Drastic Remedies are Suggested to the Government.
. .Some of tho crimes charged
hv' the Interstate Commerce Co
"Knifing' t competitors.
. "Fraud.. i.
Corruption of the, press.
JDobauehtav of slate c-nspcclo r..
llcmodioa Miggeslcd by the
' )isBUp.ocintioii (if tbo production andMIie transportation of
'''Tho "cQverinent (n fi rates 'for tlio Iransp.orlntion of oil.
torrIn"Vrnlifument oT Standard Oil
yetvraddl" byellhor private or public
lnJ4iM5tamwai that Mod with eon.
grew Monday oy tho Interstate
cKVTry' oorpdratfe crime, from din.
orjraln&Von and abe pretenses vto
, tyrtbcc'V-corhtption of tho press and
tfaiiVtfeltfftf'publta officials, Js
couUljvsdiiln tho catalog of charges.
byv';oiJffreB9,v In which hundreds or
' htslt tinnbaa wapa nvnmlnr iiml tin
. 'viefend Itiolf, the . comniUsiou
ftltkekvrepact (hat N ovoV3hndowR
"Itb'p VonBtiop'ul disclosures of Oar
iflold 'ch ' tho -Standard last May.
Garflold's report was confined law.
Ivto tlio relations of tho Stand.
aid to thp railroads. This roport j
goejfjfttbtho subject of monopollatlc
coj)Irf)"l $f Iho oil market. It de
cc;ibff3 the devious mothods em
Xz','H & crush competition.
. ivCHAJROES rADE.
So.iio ,9f, thCBQ. methods are otft.
"The standard ha3 Rold differ
ent, grades, oj oil at different prices
from tlio samo barrel.
"11 Ij? pal(Ji employes of inde
popdsivt companies for information
and 1 has paid employes of ln
rtustrldV companies to secure tho
adoption of itg oil In preference to
that of competitors.
"t haa followed every barrel of
trtiennndent oil to de&tlnatlon. It
secures customers at any sacrifice,
"It has" tampered with oil Inspect,
ors In different ntntes. The laws t)t
several staten on oil Inspection arc
t defective and by this the Standard
has 'profiled .
"tho Standard sabsldlzes many
newspapers by paying high advor
BURNED HER TWO LITTLE
CHILDREN WITH A HOT POKER
Jtyew York Mother Faints When She is Confronted by the
Little Un.es in Police Court but When She Revives Ad
mits Her Guilt and Says She is Possessed of an
r" Unaccountable Mania.
Kpxy York, Jan. 28. -Two little
lotsj. NoJUc, aged .soxen years and
Jejipio, two years younger, . told
Angibtrnle House, in tho Harlem
pnU'c eoprt iflitay, noxv wimr sipp-
liiqth'cr. -5Irs. Katu -Cnvvisus had
'hpptfVL them with a red hot Ktovo
llffey wli'dhtin play, I hey had mado
' Twit'o nluriilg tlm i-eeital. tho
11lJ'0n'er, a 'woman of JntelllgouN
iiild plensing apppurancci nol more-
thri 20 years of age, fainted. When
restored, fho woman admitted that
Mio had buviicjl the ehildroiii lint
nid that ht tiro time ho wp ,pos-
fpsned Jiv pn Jiinacpouulnblo mania.
'Tlui Xvfo "irlrtV slip said. had
Jipph plaviup: yjth their dolls until
. L. ..nJr.t' ni.l 'nAnuDinii ..rvlilinfl hut
against the Standard Oil Co..
mmision : . '
4 s- i sN"
in loturu, '
'The Standard has taken a com
peting company, and operated It un
der '-br old name, to make It ap.
pear s a competitor.
"It has used such companies tc
1(111 off competitors by reducing
prices. Such fako companies,, hmo
been made destutctlve InatrijInentH
"Tile Ptandard has leduceil 4ho
price in one locality until n ronifictl
(or wai ousted. -Then IL has ad
vunced former prices."
TiJc (ommfsslbii's only knowledge
of competitive methods of the Stand,
arrt, says the repot t, was obtained
fnni evidence taken under oath.
"ThW cvidenco, If true." says the
teport, "demonstrate that tho com.
petltivo methods of the company In
the past liave been unfair and oven
disreputable. IU motto has been
the destiuctiou of competition at
any cost, and this policy lias been
pmwl without reference to decency
or oiisclcnco. une lnuepeiuiciii
testl(l3d that 7u per cent, or bla
produe went aboard, and said b5
would .'oinpete with the Standard in
German, ' whero its methods Is fol
lowed in this country would not
bo tolerated, but that ho could not
compote with It hero."
MAY SBIZI3 OCTOPUS.
It is the opinion of the commls
sloa that existing law Is inadequate
to eopa with Standard' ovlls.
"It may beeotho uccc-sary," sayH
tho rrport. "for tho uprooting of
established wrongs and the proven.
tlon of others, that the government
shall fix the vatcs and regulations
for shipping oil. This method has
boon adopted by one state. Itwlll
probably bo found necessary to dl.
ahbociatn the function of transporta-
tlon from that of productoln."
Tho Investigation failed to disclose
of her rpason and left a lesist
less i.npulso' to punish the little
ones. .Seizing the .stove lid lifter
she pressed tho gloxv'ng end upon
the back ol the right hand or each
child, causing M'nrs that Iho lit
tle ones xvill carry to their graves.
A peculiar fealuio of the ease
xvns tho nppment affection for the
children felt by the prisoner, and
thaf tho attachment was lceiptocat
ed was repeatedly dcnionrnled in
court. When j'lv. Cravsins lost
eoiisc'oiisness lljo eliildien whiiled in
The prisoner xyas paroled in eus
!ill.v of hev eouusol ponding a fur
ther heating Wnqriw and the
ehildr&rr given 'in ijaro ot tlio
Ohildion'iS hoeiely, which lirought
any iiiEtanpc wnoro a railway coiu-
lny has boon Interested" directly
In oil lands or oil production. The
report says ceilnln officials of the
Baltimore .& Ohio South western
railroad owned stock of the At guild
Refining company, afterwards Hold
to the Standard.
IM.cusaltiK Its cbatgo.s. tho com.
mission says In part:
"The Standard monopolizes the
handling of petroleum from the
lnoii'h of the well until sold to tho
retail"!, and sometimes to the eon.
"The evidence shows little proof
that StMidard dividends mo tbo lc
gltimntc icaiilt of economics. 1
copt for pipe line, the simulant lifts
llttlo legitimate advantage over 'in
dependent rcfinera. Tho lndepend.
cut refiner Is located near the source
of .Iho' crude Biipply, but tlio Stand
aid 'ocutes Its lefincries near the
great centers of distribution and
wins on railroad rates.
"lyisses-loii of pipe lines allows
the Ht'indard to contiol the price of
crude s petroleum and tho price
Which Its competitors in nny locality
"The pipe lino system is not a
natur.il, but an aitltlclal, advantage.
The 'irasdn why loinpetlng lines
havcnot been provided Is found in
obstacles pioIded by railway,
whoso rlfjht-of.way Iicib generally L
htooil' r.f a Chljieso wall against nil
attempts to extend pipe lines. To
the Standard every facility has been
oxtoiidcd by tho railways.
oot skcri:t baths.
"While the Standard has not re.
coivo'l rebates, it ha enjoyed se
cret rates. The,. commission relates
several Instances. They hay tho
ruin vt its competitors has been a
part of the policy of the Standard
in tho past porsUtenlly pursued. One
meth.id has been espionage over the
shipments of Its competitors. it
'does'" not appear that the railroad
'pmpan1eHniBvo""InrnIshcd' tills' Inlur.
nation, but It Is obtained from
The testimony shows tliat tho
3tand.ini nt ono lime, If It does not
now, ileoted a fund to obtaining
this Information. Often lndepend
Jilt shipments have gone astray.
Continued on Page Four
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.Dth ii worklno 'overtime on all' tho raboad, and if eon08lan reduco hlc
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CylinderHead of Ammonia
Tank L'ets Go in Armour
and Company's Plant.
riiienovf.lhn. 2S.Uya pxj1o
sum of . iijftuyltudoi' head oL an
plant of Armour and oompaiiy
the riiioliHj))i,k Yards this morn
ing, four wmkiiien were killed in
rtlanlly nnilj&eveiitcon injured. Of
the J l i j tt i i Hw o will surely die. and
two moio Waio probably fatally
'JVcnlv-fivIv men weio al woik
in the iioviiiIilhitr when tlio ox
plosion oeciirivd. IiXcilcmcnt ovor
wiouirlil tii5& employes of the sitr
ioui)diiitr ulnnl.s nml woik general
ly was Mispejidpd for a time.
Three Bodies Found in Cin-
cinnati and May Prove to
nncinnnlisflQJ. .Jan. 'JS.-Tlnee
men weie found victims of violent-
deaths in Cincinnati today. In
one of I hem Jan elciiient of myster
has floated jjlu suspicion of foul
play and ffiej police aio woikinir
on I lie Mtirdcjgltheoiy.
Kd. II. GoedlTng, aged IIS, was
f mid f r lyeiiJS WT in an alley.
Tlieie way ivSjlitiisu. on the head
lice arc liivpfigaling.
.Ictni Hlockptt.TR, aired Tm
found fio.eii to death in
under a depot platform.
Clmmbeiiiiai'iU jnjt'he Imperial i ami' !?.'00,(H)0. The company pub
uitel. bioko doVnUie door to (lie lished life Orange .J mid Fnrnn..-,
rrom occupied by uniilentifiod Uooil llmispkeppiinr, I'm in and
man and ftuin.l him dead Jrom lfoiue and a mmuc of other ppnod
asphy.xiation. ' icals.
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PRESIDENT SAYS HE
WILL VISIT COLUMBUS
Washington, ,lan. 129. I're-sident
Hoosevplt today promised a, delega
tion of eoloied men 1'iiiin Ohiw,
leprp.suiiting tho Coloii'd Agrinul
htral and Kduentionul as'-ocialioii.
that lie would stop at Columbus,
early in .lime, on hi return from
MiuhVau. I.ongworth introduced
tho delegation to the piesident.
Walls of a Burned Buffalo
Block Fall, Catching a
Dozen Fire Fighters.
Buffalo, X. Y.. Ja,n.s 2S.
Following the destruction by iiio
of the Seiippti buildiii'.', nil eight
sjory brick, today, the wall.s fell
and a dozen i'iieiiien weie tlll in
the ruin-, and it ! not kown
whether they aie dead or alive.
Of thoio taken out, Pippman Kl
liott is probahly fatally injured.
The rest aio spriouily hurt.
The lire, which started on the
fourth iloor of the building, prae
t:ienliv destined tho stiiivtutc. The
lo-, "is iilueed at .f,"lll).tl(ll) fully
coveiPtl by insurance.
Fiieumn lelley fell from a fiic
escape on the louith iloor and is
badly hurt. Ten business firms
utffeieil heavy looses.
SPRINGFIELD MASS. HAS
& A $1,000,000 FIRE
S)ringlielH)ilns., ' '.Jan.' 2&,
The plant ol the I'lieijis rublisiiuig
Comiiriny was dp.stioypd by tlio to-
ilnv vCilli n his- nPl.()OI).l)llO. lnsur-
labors It cun't be done too'qulekly,
Bartholomew In Minneapolis Journl,
One Hundred and Sixty-Five Bodies are Recovered,
Over a Hundred are Still in the Mine and
Twenty-Five Injured are Rescued.
Hong Kong is Swept by a Terrific Storm Which Swamps
Many Native Crafts With the Loss of Probably a Hun-
dred Lives House Boats Were Caught Without Warn
ing and the Occupants Were Drowned-- The City is
Flooded and Bits of Wreckage Fill the Harbor.
sion (K'puned in a mine at liheden.
near Ksen, today, and !t is feaied
neaily 'J.'iO lie wimp lol. Une liuu
dred and sixty mutilated bodies
hap already been lifted from the
shaft. It is known that 110 niPii are
still in tbo iiiino and it is fpaipd all
hac perislipd. Twenty-fix p injuri'd
haxp been le-rncil and taken to thp
hospMiiU. Spxer.il xvill probably die.
uoii'-Kong. ,ian. "Jh. liUTiblP
damage, accomiianied bv the loss of
over ono hundred ip, was wrouudil h
liv a tPinfic rain storm winch swpp1 ji
SECOND VENIRE OF ONE
HUNDRED NAMES DRAWN
Harry Thaw Works Himself
Another Ultiminatum to
Juror Secured at a
Now York, .Ian. JS -Harry Thaxv
broko cut again toda.x, niul dellxered
another ultimatum to bis attorney.
The sell willed joung man. who Is
now- on trial for his life thanks
to th.'t samo self will -notified his
cnuiw llois that he will not consent
to, or take nny part In any defense
that will place him In the Slightest
jeopa.-dy of being sent to Mntteawan
An mount appeared In tho morn
.ng in -a that his ulloinoya would
ee:i in w i ii him fieeiiom on the
ple.i ( ( "tompoiary Insanity." Hy
time Thaw- had leached tho court
building acro.ss the "hrldgo of sighs"
he had worked himself into a fine
rage. Tho suggestion in the articles
that an the HrPt intimation it wa
proba'jlo that tho dlstiict attorney
.oulil nwk for an insanity Imiuest to
sit on him, proxed the last straw
lor Thaw. The defendant fuiily
insliol to his seat, brnsblng hy his
family, and scarcely glxing ' them a
glance Ho was unubiially pale and
bla llns txvitehed nerxoiisly, and he
called Attorney Pealmdy and Iminad.
lately launched Into a discussion
with him, which, though carried on
low- tone, us ot a('klng In
xvarmth. After sevc-al minutes,
durln-j which the lawyM- appe-ired
to int nor him. and Tljnxv seemed to
GRIDIRON CLUB CENSURES
OHIO'S SENIOR SENATOR
Roosevelt and Foraker Have a Tilt Over the Brownsville
Affair at the Meeting of the Club, Saturday Evening
and the Senator Gets the W orst of the Deal.
Wushlugton, I) c, Jan. 27. Tho
Tirowiuvllla Incident has been le
niovd from the senate chamber "ov
er tho nuts and wlno" at the Grid.
Iron club, which organization gave
a bi:i(iiet In this city last night,
anion'; thoso attainting being tho
president of' tho United States and
U'htlo- naturally al speches mado
at the illnuer aro supposed to bo pro.
tccted by tho iuo prevailing In
executive sessions ot tho senate,
enough has transplied to make tho
IncldJtit liotWeen the picsldont and
tho sonlor senator fiwu Ohio public
it is known' that both Prcwldont
the isl.mil. All of the dead aie f'hi-
The .stoin (xx'amped over fifty
natixe ciall in the lixpr. and many
stpanieis wpio set adrift. The
xxieeknge today litteis tho harbor
and the cily is flooded. In many in
stance, the Chinese houseboats were
caught xvilbi.ut xvnrninir and the oe
piipants Axeie dioxvned when the
boats capsied or .sank. , .Alanv
,x is cue siui iioatiiig ul)Oit
'nbir on npipci's of wreckage
hi ipIm from the Chinese hos-
i.-nupd 'n picking up
j , I
Into a Frenzy and Delivers
His Attorneys-The Eighth
Short Session Today.
, quiet down and' finally nottled buck
0 his scat and remained In a Mill:
'""""' u,e rt'7 0I u,e ni"""n-.
,.., , ,,. ,,.,., nnnnrnlllB. .
journnitnt xvas taken until " o'clock.
nu-liie tho shoit. hPKs,lon. nnn nnv
Juryman, the eighth, Charles New-
toxvn, a retired businesn man, was
Fearing that tho presont panel
xvill 1 o exhausted before the men
still needed can he secured, tho conn
oidcm! another special venlro of
100 talesmen to bo drawn,
In faco of all icports of objections
heie to her presenco hy members of
tho Thaxx- family, .May MeKenzle,
the actress friend of IJvel.xn Thaw,
xvas at the side of her chum today.
The consolation she Is constantly
offering to tho young wlte,.ls about
all tho latter receives. Tho tempera-
tine was frosty In the court room
this morning, a xx-ann comparison of
tlio r.ttltmlo of tho Thaxvs tow.irn
tho heartbroken little xvife. Tho
Countcsb Yarmouth xvas back In
tcuit today with her uiothor turl
sister. Mrs. Carnegie and Ihlward
Thaw. Kxolyn Nesblt Thaw is
breaking down, only her neivo keep.
Ing her up noxx-, but despite the ad
vice of physiciaiiR, she refuses to
sta away from pourt ovon for a.
Uoosevelt and Senator I'oi alter be-
"anio engaged In a debato over the
nroxvisvlllo Incident and tho dlscus-
Iou lecanio so hot ns to cause em.
barasimcnt to tho members of tho
Senator Foraker, In his speeoh
before tho club, maintained the no.
sltlon ho has taken In the senate,
while tho president, on tho other
hand, spoke xflth much fervor on
tho stand ho had takun In regard to
The nioinbei of the club aro pon
demnlng tbo hasty action of Sen
ator Foinkor, In vloxv of the fact
tint thq prosldont had propc-Pd a,
toast to him and tho altalr Is tho
talk o! tho toxvn,
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