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The Marion ? Daily Mirror
VOLUME XV. NO. 250.
MARION, OniO, SATURDAY EVENING. JUNE 1, 1907.
PRICE TWO OENTfl
A Bill, Patterened After the Measure Which Re
: cently Became a Law in New York has
Been Drafted and Will be Before
the Next Legislature.
Govornor Hughes Met with
the Corporations in New York and Yet was Successful
in Securing the Passage of the Bill and it is Highly
Probable That a Like Battle Must be Fought in the
Buckoye State Before the Victory is Won Provided it is
Olovoland, O., Juno 1. A public util
ities bill, similar to that Just passed
In New York under tho spm of Gov.
Hughes and aglnst tho opposition of
both tho Republican and Democratic
political machines In New York
irtato, will bo tho central feature of
tho coming session of tho Ohio legis
lature Th bill Is alroady being drawn up.
A promlBo has boon secured from Sec
retary of War Taft that ho will give
his support to legislation In tho Ohio
Assembly aiming to rcctrlct the
powers of tho public service corpor
Tho plana how laid contemplato the
biggest anti-corporation fight In tho
history of Ohio. Both Republican
and Democratic mombcrs of the legls
laturo have been corresponding In re
gard to It for the past month. The
correspondence reveals a belief that
twltli tho ascendancy of Secretary
fl'ftft Jn,0)lo legislation of a radical
nature", hitherto Impossible, can bo
enacted Into law.
iA conforonco of those Interested -In
tho framing of tho bill for Introduc
tion Into tho Ohio legislature will bo
hold within tho next month. Publlo-
WRECKED THE BANK
Pittsburg Bank Official Lays the Blame of the Failuro
the Enterprise Bank of That City at the Door of
President Roosevelt's New Mexico Chum.
Pltsburg, June 1. A big sensation
was sprung In United States court
yesterday during tho trial of Individ
ual Bookkeeper Georgo L. Ralston,
of tho rocont EnotorprJso bank fail
ure, who was being tried on lorty
nlno different counts of falsifying
Ralston took tho btnnd In his own
behalf and during an hour's question
ing gave tostlmony wliHi may ulti
mately result In sonsat.onal arrests
lor this groat $2,000,000 loot. Ralston
openly accused W. II. (Bull) And
iowa of having had a strong hand In
wrecking tho bank, and said that ho
ruled tho bank, getting moi.cy In
great quantities for the Pennsylvania
Development Co., of which ho was
ijlo accused Andrews, who Is now
thp territorial roprosu'jtatlvfl at Wash
ington from Now Mexico, n Republi
can leader of the southwest nnd a
personal friend of President Rooso
volt, of having hftd ono bank oxam
Inpr discharged and having another
appointed. This oxnmlnor, appointed
at tho request of Androws nceordlng
to Ralston, kcipt away for three years
allowing Androws and his gang to
ibove full ploy and loot the bank nt
Tho tostlmony of RaUton was that
of a desperHto man but It created a
great sensation oven among those
who had long oxcted tho namo of
(Andrews tj bo brought into tho enso
legally. Ttto case went to tho Jury
lato this afternoon.
Italston was In Cuba on his wed
ding trip when tho Kntornrlso bank
collapsod and C-shlor T, Leo Clarke
Wiled himself, On tho stand today
(RMston said In Part:
"Before I went away to mifrry I
told Clarko I did not llko the way
Wng were going. I fold him tho
(PeniwylYJiuJfcj Development Co. and W.
H, Andrew' were gottlng too much
PUBLIC UTILITIES LAW
the Combined Opposition of
lty will not bo courted until nftor
the conference. Plans will bo laid
at the conforenco to work up a pub
licity campaign calculated to stir up
Bcntlmcnt to such nn extent that tho
legislature will to forced to tako fav
orable action in tho face of anything
that tho big public sorvlco corpora
tions and their agents can do,
Tho conference, which will bo held
at Columbus, will bo o'tended by
members of tho leglslaturo who were
conspicuous at tho last session In at
tempts to promoto antl-corporatton
I legislation. Tho conferees will In
Iclude some of tho Influential Rcnub-
lloan as -well as Democratic members
of tho nssombly.
The bill -which In being drawn pro
vides for the creation of a state com
mlBston with strong power of con
trol over all tho stato transportation
and transmission companies and to
limit tho dividends and earnings of all
street railway, gas, water and elec
tee Hghtlng.companles.to fi per cont.
on tho capital nctualy Invested In tho
Tho bill also alms to cccuro valua
tions of actual property and to fix
tho rate of fare and cliarces on tho
,real vnluo of tho proporty rathor
monoy and asked him If he had good
securities to cover theso largo loans.
Ho said lie had and I believed jjlm go
ing away satisfied. "
Tho sensation of tho afternoon camo
however, when AsslBtait United
States District Attorney Gibson, ex
amining Ralston said:
"Yon say a'balanco was not taken
In tho bank for thrco years?"
"Didn't the bank oxamilnor force
tho taking of ono?"
"No slr.In fact. I considered him
ibut a- part an parcel of the man who
got tho monoy,"
"Kxplaln that statement, plcaso,
.Mr. Ralston. It Is rathor sorlous,"
said Attorney Gibson.
"I understood .Mr. W H. Androws
of tho Pennsylvania Development Co.
got him his Job. I also heard tho ex
aminer who preceded Slattern wtc
discharged through tho Influence of
Mr, Andrews because Andrews feared
ho would roally examlno tho bank.
Ho looked at tho statement, not know
ing whothor tho figures ran up or
down, and let that go for an examin
ation.'! Ralston said that at ono tlmo ho hnd
taken a memorandum of about $ 500.000
to Cashier Clarko, tolling him hs did
not think tho securities good, but ho
was put off. Most of this p.apor was
that of tho Pennsylvania Dmo'.opmont
Co. run by "Bull" Andrews.
Ralston also declared that note? of
tho Pennsylvania Development Co,
for monoy borrowed from tho bank
were carrlod on Mie bank's bookf! as
enfh and that Clark had to pay many
of thun. Ho attributes tho failuro qf
tho bank of Clark's suicide to this
When nsimd to oxiploln a chock of
his for R875 Rdlston said till had
boon Issued to him by Clarke with
which to make a paymont on a homo
ho had decided to purchase. Tho Is
suance of the chock to him, Ralston-
said ho knew was Irregular, 'but tho're
than the franchlso value aa at pres
ent. Tho purposo Is to compel tho
public service corporations to pay
taxes on tho same valuations that
they oolloct dividends on, and to
glvo to Ohio municipalities absolute
control over the service, rale of fare
and tho amount of stock which may
bo Issued. Thcro will bo a provi
sion In tho bill to enforce Uicbo
things by compulsory publicity.
Tho bill Is being patterned after
tho radical measure passed by tho
legislature of Wisconsin as well as
after tho law just enacted In New
York. Thoso who ana back of tho
movement In this stato point to tho
publto opinion In New York and Wis
consin, that virtually forced tho mora
hers to lino up on tho bills In thoso
states, ns evidence that the people of
Ohio, aided by Secretary Taft will
demand tho enactment of somo sim
ilar measure In Ohio.
tin addition to giving tho proposed
commission power to fix rates tho bill
to bo Introduced in tho Ohio legls
laturo establishes tho power of
forcing safe and adequate facilities.
No bonds and stocks can lie Issued
without tho sanction of tho com
mission ami full publicity as to captal
Izatlon, expenditures, receipts and re
lations with other companies Is pro
scribed. (In tho terms of tho bill, as tenta
tively mapped out, transfers or mer
gers aro forbidden except with tho
"consent of tho commission. The
proposed bill provides for prompt In
vestigations of accidents, forbids free
ipasso s by carriers and contains strict
(provisions against tho preferences or
rebates In any form.
Tho backers of the proposed legis
lation say thnt It provides for tho
right kind of public control of public
servlco utilities, Thoy say it threat
ens no legitimate property or other
right, hut Is calculated to protect tho
public and Insure good service at fair
raUm. The atlve advocates of the
measure say It will 1k Impossible
for the enemies of proper reform In
tho leglslaturo to defeat the bill.
was an understanding. If anything
would havo happened, tho defendant
said, while on his wedding trip, ho
did not bollovetho check In Its presont
state would have been collectable
from his estato.
Ralston also admitted that boforo
ho was loaned tho $2,875 ho was In
lobtert to tho bank for over $1,500 and
had glvon his check for $500 In pay
ment for a noto ho held.
LAKE FREIGHTER RAMMED
BY A BIG BOAT BARGE
Dotroit, Mich., Juno 1. Tho
freighter Sclwyn Eddy was struck
by the conl barge Malta this morn
ing, near Sandwich and is on tho
bottom near tho bank with wntor
over her decks. Tho crew escaped.
PukIo Flid tho mn In tho audience
' GRADUATION DAY.
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WILL BEGIN TAKING
Boise, Idaho, Juno 1, It was
regarded tig certain, when court
met tin's morning that a jury to try
Haywood will be completed before
nfcht and tho hiking of testimony
will begin Monday. Hut two jur
ors remain to qualify and but one
prccinptory challenge remains and
the defenso Jin that.
Pcaco will Reign in Pitts
burg Coal District for
Thirty Days at
Pittsburg, !,'., .Tune l.-Tho
strike in the Iitt.sburg coal district
is bottled at Joust J'or 30 days.
Mallei's nnd operators have agreed
to Icavo tho question of tho uso of
tho dumping machine to a commit
tee of three, to report in DO days.
Six thousand men who aro now out
will return to work. The objection
nbdo feature of the machino will
be discontinued, pending nrbitra
Work on the Alaska-Youkon
Grounds is Begun
Seattle, Wash,, Juno 1. John
Barrett, director of tho jntcrnntion
nl bureau of American Republics,
was tho orator at itho ground
breaking exercises of, tho Alaska-Yiukwn-Pacifio
Barrett said 1'iesident Koosovclt
had sent sincere greetings to Seat
tle and regrets that timo would not
allow him to make a long trip to
tho coast to tuko part in tho core
mony. Barrett .said tho President
hnd heartily praised itlio energy nnd
courage of tho great Pacific North
west. AN EMBEZZLER IS
CAUGHT IN WHEELING
Wheeling, W. Vn., Juno 1.
F. W. llochn, of IndJannpolis
wauled in Indinunpolis on a
charge of embezzling $40,000 in
bonds and $11,000 in monoy from
his sister nnd i bank was arrested
here this morning"! Indianapolis
officers took him.
to Ydvm youna ldy reading .thoughtful
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LYNCHES A NEGRO
Kcho, La., Juno 1. Henry John
son, a negro was lynched lust night
for nn attempted assault upon Ids
BLAST FURNACE WORKERS
DID NOT STRIKE, TODAY
Yoiingstown, 0., .Juno 1. The
expected strik o of blast furnnco
woikcrs did not tako placo today,
as unt.wpaled. Tho workmen made
no move, following tho refusal of
an eight hour day.
IS STILL A MYSTERY
Cincinnati. O., Juno 1. Tho po
lice failed, today do learn tho iden
tity of the furnace murder victim
or to trace the responsibility for
the crime. Tho suicido theory is
scouted by tho coroner.
WHEELING IS AT THE
MERCY OF STRIKE!
Wheeling", W . Ya., Juno 1.
Whecling and Ohio towns aro ut
iho meicy oi'( strikers, today. All
ouildings trades uro Uwl up with
strikes and all linemen, but those
of the traction lines, are out. Two
bundled 'teamsters quit for highci
wages and owners of wholesulo
houses are driving a fow of their
EIGHT Y-THREE PEOPLE
KILLED BY RAILROADS:
Columbus, O., Juno 1. Reports
of tho state railroad commissioner
for May shows that the hteam roads
of Ohio killed 71 people and the
traction lines 12. The commission
will try to Juivo Jaw passed to
prevent such ealastropho as the
Elyria trolley wreck.
Jury Returns Verdict Which
is a Sweeping Victory
for the State.
Austin, Tex., Juno 1. Tho. jury
;n the case of the state against the
Wnteiw-Piercu Oil company to oust
it from Texas and collect penalties
for a violation of, tho anti-trusl
laws, returned a verdict today
against the company, cancelling its
permit to do business in Texas,
and assessing penalties against it,
amounting to $1,023,000. A jury"oi
farmers returned tho verdict. This
is a sweeping victory for tho stato.
Tho defense will appeal.
graduation enay ! going to tie married.
Trlgge in New York Preee. '
REVOLT NOW AFFECTS
Uprising Against the Dynasty in China is Spreading and
Foreigners are Becoming Greatly Alarmed Women
Have Been Ordered to the Coast For Protection.
I long Kong", China, Juno 1.
Three provinces aie now affected
by tho t'li'nesc revolt and the up
ris'ii.g iiuiiiust the dynasty is grow
ing, daily. Between 50,000 nnd
100,000 aimed lidjels are now in the
fight. Civil and military nuthin'i
tics have been put to dcalh with
KILLED MAN WHO ,
RUINED HIS HOME
A Mt. Vernon
Later Cut His Throat
Detroit, Mich.,. Juno 1.-David
Walters, who killed his wife at her
home, last night by stabbing her
seven limes with a jack knite and
hen cut his own .throat, lias a
hnnee to recover.
Walters killed tlio woman be
ause he said sho followed Clif
ford Kihkpatrick to Detroit and
Imrgcs that Kirkpalrirk ruined his
home. Wallers at d wife ci.ir't'd
n Mt. Ycinon, Ohio, four months'
TWO MORE VICTIMS
OF WRECK MAY DIE
Grand Jury Will Begin Ptobing Elyria Wreck, Next Mon
dayCoroner Will Begin His Work, Tuesday Rail
road Commission Has a Representative
on the Scene,
Elyria, (J., June 1. Reports
"rem the hospital today are that
ho conditon of Mrs." Sala and
onductor Avery, who wcro injured
u the Momoi-.til Day trolley wreck
ire serious nnd they may die boforo
light. That would bring 'the deaths
The grand jury which is inves
f'gating the wreck Jnis been con
tinned to Monday, at which timo
Jther witnesses will be here and it
s believed at least one indictment
vill be returned. Motormnn
Friendcr wri is held on
BREWERY WORKERS ARE
EXPELLED FROM UNION
President Gompers Issues the Order and Hereafter the
Beer Made by the Expelled Workmen Will bo Treated
Just as the Non-Union Product.
Washington, Juno -.President
Gompers of tho American Federa
tion of Ijiibor today, issued a form
il order of expulsion of the United
llrewery Workmen of America from
the Federation. This action was
laken on account of tho failure ofi
the brewery workmen's union to
enrry out tho mandate of the Min
neapolis convention of tho Ameri
can Federation to refrain from fur
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Tells of a Shake at Some
Point to the South.
Washington, Juno 1. An earth
quake was reporteu today by tho
their families in many scctijiis. '
Representative., of foreign gov
ernment aro alarmed by tho out
break. -U many points, where for
eign colonics exist, wlilite women
have all been ordered to tho coast,
where they can bo put on tho war
Couple Figures in a Double Tragedy in a
Killed by the Husband Who
The Man May Recover.
iiy. Walters went to Fimilny and
hi wife to Detroit. Picture of
Knkp.it lick was found pinned to
the woman's waist.
Walt pis left a unto from, his
wife addressed to Kirkpatrick aa
"My only dear one" with a noto
from himself saying Kirkpatrick
had ruined his home.
Kirkpatrick wa.s arrested but lat
er released. He .says he is engag
d to marry a Lebanon, Olio, girl
on July 4.
slaughter chaigo was refused bail,
this morning because tho bondsmcu
on ht .ff,0(u hnod were not uccept
ablo to tilt prosecutors .
Inspector Jkicksou, representing
the state railroad commission is
here investigating the wreck, en
tirely independent of tho grand
The coroner's jury will probably
begin its. investigation Tuesday, as
company otficials are expected to
go before it he grand jury Monday
and the coroner also wants to cx-
ther iucliin'un in its member-hip of
norkmeii, who are employed as fire
men, engineers and teamsteitt. Tho
otficuN of tho federation say
this action prevents brewery work
er, being represented in tho cen
tral labor bodies in tho states or
cities. Heer manufactured by ox
polled organization vri'll Jioroafter,
no coiisicioicu as a iiou union
weather bureau soizinograph . From
the evidence of tho record and
origin this enrthqtinko was probab
ly at considerable distanco south
probably thousands of miles from
Washington and consequently tho
nniplitudo of tho motion in Wash
ington was comparatively slight,
TITUS VIH,E, PENNSYLVANIA
HAS A $100,000 FIRE
Titusvillo, Pa., Juno 1. Fire,
this morning, burned over eight
acres largely ooeupiodby manufac
turing concerns hero, Tho loss ig
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