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MT. VERNON, 0., FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1910 No. 22
PRICE TWO CENTS
OVER THE COALS
Wickersiiem Argues Case
Census Enumerator at Work; Soon
to Be Seen Throughout Country
Attorney General Declares Present Organization Perfected
in 1899 For Sole Purposed Evading Provisions
Of Sherman Anti-Trust Act- CItcsINortbern Securities
Decision To Prove Cry Of Disastrous Results From
Dissolution Order Is A Bluff
Washington, March 17. Tho su
premo court, after listening for three
flays to tbo arguments of counsel,
took under advisement tho appeal of
the Standard oil company from tho
docreo of the federal court at St.
LouIb ordering the dissolution of tho
corporation because of Its violation of
(he Sherman anti-trust law.
That this, together with tho dissolu
tion suit against tho American Tobac
co company, argued a few weeks ago,
la tho most important- case ever be
fore the court, was tho opinion ex
pressed by Attorney General Wicker
ehnm. David" T. Watson of Pittsburg for
the Standard devoted himself largely
to the legal side of tho case, contend
ing that the company was not a vio
lator of the anti-trust law and that It
was never Intended to prevent tho
combinations of capital which wero
necessary under modern business con
ditions. Wlckersham Is Severe.
npforrlnir to tho methods of tho
Standard in compelling rebates from
tho great railways, Attorney General
Wlckersham said It was no wonder
that with all those advantages tho
company prospered, but he denounced
them as tho most Iniquitous ever
practiced In the history of tho world.
The present form of tho company un
der its organization of 1S90, ho de
clared, was made with tho pdrpose of
evadTug tho consequence's til IE5 Sher
man act. Reverting to tho cry that
a decision against tho company would
bo disastrous to tho business world,
Mr. Wlckersham said that cry had
been heard beforo when tho Northern
Securities company had been brought
to book, and nothing of tho kind had
i '-''M -ifl&t
Penrose Hastens to Phlladelp'Ja
to Adjust Strike.
FEAR WALKOUTS OVER STATE
Sceues like that shown iu the accompanying picture will be very com
mon in the United States nny time ufter April 15, when tho census enumer
ators will iieziii me wmu ui uuiuum wu mu utouib.
RE.iT GETS i .HMMlSSllIN
ABANDONS! ' TO INVESTIGATE BLffiHA!
THE ElfiUT : u.
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Washington, "March 17. Tho pro
posed light to oust Tim Woodruff from
tho chairmanship of tho New York
Republican state commlttco before
tho stato convention In September
has been abandoned by Senator Root
and his supporters In Washington.
This was made kown authoritatively
after Senator Root had conferred with
State Senator Davenport, who appar
ently had corao to Washington repre
senting tho Hughes forces at Albany.
Mount Rewenzorl. In equatorial Af
rica, is about 20.000 feet high, has
twenty miles of glaciers aud la nearly
niwuvH cloud covered
Canton, O., March 17. Rev. Pathei
J. AdolphCaclanelll, D. IX, has re
signed the pastorate of tbe St. Antho
ny's Italian Roman Catholic church to
fulfill an appointment to Investigate
tho Italian situation In America, In an
effort to get tit tho root of Italian
crime, particularly Black Hand out
rages. It Is a task that will require
about four years to complete, and
when tho report of tho findings Is
finally made "to 'the rope It will cor
tain suggestions for tho remedy
those conditions from a rellglods
Hoppe Defeats Sutton.
Chicago, March 17. Wlllio Hoppt
defeated George Sutton In the contest
for tho 18.1 championship, tbe dia
mond emblem and a side bet of ?250.
Tho final score was: Hoppe, BOO; Sut
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WILD CHASE TO WALK
GEORGIANS DON'T ENTHUSE
Atlanta, Ga., March 17. "If I had
known I waa persona non grata," said
Cpmmander Peary on his arrival here.
"I would not havij permitted any en
gagements to bo mado for mo in At
lanta or clsowhcro In Georgia."
i hn nttiHuln of tho nubile Is not
very friendly to Peary. Doth tho Con
stitution and tho Journal carry cu
P'-y very irienuiy iu rua
I'fTV dilution and tho .
J V ltoxlalscjltics!nP
renting proofs to congress and saying
Peary has only himself to blame for
tho criticism ho la receiving.
Fire Damages Bcttle Plant.
Newark, O., March 17. Damage to
tho amount of $75,000 was done by
flro to. the plant of tho American Dot
tlo company here.
FAME PRECEDES TEDDY
Is Given Notey Reception by
vlshes at Omdurman.
Khartoum. March 17. Tho "king of
America." as tho natives hero call
Colonel Roosovelt. visited tho ancient
city of Omdurinan, tho former Dervish
capital, with a population of nearly
treblo that of Khartoum.
Tho fame of tho great hunting king
had preceded Mr. Roosevelt, and
nmnnmtfnna h:id been mado to glvo
blm a sounding welcome. Local
Bhieks, In gorgeous robes of crimson,
blue and yellow, awaited at tho land
ing atago. Tho men solzed drums
end beat them with vigorous monot
ony, whllo tho women began tho
danco of welcomo, Increasing tho hub
bub of tho drums by their character
istic cries, known us lu-lulng.
Taft Coaches Himself.
Chicago, March 17. President Taft
reached hero this morning, and to
night will deliver an address beforo
tho Irish Fellowship club, standing on
real Irish sod whllo speaking. It is
cold that on tho trip from Washing
ton tho president read a history of
Ireland and a life of St. Patrick in or
der to prepare himself for tho oven
Dcr- w K H B a i
a a a u-i iu o-i js TPBEIP
Zsnosvlllc, p., March 17. John Ba
ker, arrested at Paulding for connec
tion with tho murder of Paymaster
Gcorgo Evans here last week, was not
identified by Sheriff Smltley and
Chief Arter. Tho two officials have
gono to Huntington, Ind., whsro an
other suspect is br)tr held.
Connolly Easy For Mahmout.
Columbus, O., March 17. YusslIT
Mahmout, tho Turk, in a catch-as-catch-can
wrestling match, twice
throw Pat Connolly, said to bo nn
Irish champion, tho first fall In 1C
minutes 50 seconds and tho second In
15 minutes 8 spcnmls.
At Tahiequuti, I. T., Mrs. Carrie
Tipton and Miss Carrlo Eubanlts
fought a harmless revolver duel over
tho former's husband.
Tho tipping system has been abol
ished In tho Vnited States senate res
taurant and hereafter tho waiters will
"raw. regiilarsalai lea
Washington, March 17. Senator
Tillman has Improved to such an ex
tent that ho went to tho capitol In a
taxicab beforo taking tho train for his
homo In South Carolina. Ho wa3 able
to walk unassisted.
Rapid Transit Officials and Labor
Leaders Quit Calling Each Other
Names and Settle Down to Business
of Reaching Agreement Prttt
Meets VIco President of Company
and Outlines Demands That Will
Be Insisted Upon by Union.
Philadelphia, March 17. Senator
Boise Penrose is expected to arrhe
horn tortav frnm Wnnhlnirtnn. ami It
Is predicted that announcement of
end of tho car strlko will bo mado a
few hours after his arJ-val. The pos
sibility of a sUtewldo strlko
will glvo Senator Penrose hla en
trance. That threat aroused Increased
interest when it becamo known that
union labor In Pittsburg, Erie and
Wilkesbarro had voted to go out next
Wednesday, provided the car strlko
here is not settled beforo that time.
Tho Rapid Transit company and tba
striking carmen have quit calling
names and have begun to talk reason
ably of each other. There are only
two points between them, neither
wants tho public to believe that It
took tho Initiative. The real stum
bling block as developed was whether
all of tho men shall bo taken back.
Wolf Confers With Pratt.
ninrenen Wolf, vlco president of tho
company, talked the matter ovi'r with
C. O. Pratt, loader of tho car strikers.
Pratt made a definite proposition. Ho
said that the Philadelphia Rapid Tran
sit company would not bo asked to
recognize unionism provided it agreed
to take back in .employment all otlho
men who went out, including tnoso
who wero filed for no other reason
except for tho "good of the service"
Tho only specification tho union In
sisted on was that hereafter the P.
R. T. deal with tho union through a
committee. The proposition was not
mado In writing, nlthough It will bo
so submitted today. Pratt talked
things over and left no doubt as to
what tho carmen would continue to
If, as Is now believed, peace will bo
patched upon these terms, tho agree
ment would mean that the company
would have to discharge all of the
strikebreakers hired slnco Feb. 19,
perhaps 2,000 men. It would be per
mitted to keep the members of tho
Keystone union, about 1,400, who re
fused to strlko and who nave been
most serviceable in manning cars
throughout tho trouble. The company
would bo permitted by tho Amalga
mated union to deal with tho Key
etnno TMorln na Individuals.
Judge Winters Tells Experience With
Is Nearly Hounded To Death Says attack Began When
Letters Poured In urging Him 10 Vote For E son Bill
-Then He Was Invited To VisitlBIg Men Behind
Alleged Deal-Day Vote Was Taken He Was Offered
Anything He Wanted For Hisjote
Columbus, O., March 17. Numerous Earj-TIme getting ThrougTi tho upper
I iL.t !.. ..4nn r9 Virt flenn I ,nan V a Vin o4 ni n tntrloln ttirA avail
charges that the passage of tho Elson
telephone bill In the house was
due to tho pernicious activity of tho
alleged telephone lobby began to as
sume deflnlto shapo when Judgo
Cyrus B. Winters, representative from
Erie county, In an authorized inter
view told of being called to a promi
nent office building In Columbus by
the big men behind the lobby and,
finally, on the day the vote was taken,
of having been approached by less3r
lobbyists and told that they could
help him, and that he could have any
branch of the state legislature, even
though It be amended so as to curb
the watering of stocks and bonds.
Senator Tuttlo of Columbus declares
that he would not vote for tho bill.
"The bill comes to us through trick
ery and I will not support It. If It
was sent back to the" house and pass
ed fairly, I might vote for It after it
had been amended to control and reg
ulate the Issuance of stocks and
bonds, but not until then," said Sena
Rpnntnr Williams of Jackson county
said he would not vote for the bill
UP FIGHT ON BILL
lit' lit lllill. UI1U Liltlb tV ,vul iu uuj i DUIU UV (iwwau w . -
thine he wanted If he would vote for under any circumstances. At least
rtbe meaauie. -i- - - - three amendments have been pro-
In discussing the activity of the pared by senators covering tho con
lobby Judge Winters said: 'Soon af- trol of the Issuance of ctock3 and
ter the measure was introduced let- bonds. One cf these Is In the hands
ters began coming to me urging me of Senator Clevenger, another In the
to support tho bill. Every writer i hands of Senator Tod, and the third
seemed to think it was a matter of is said to be in the hands of a friend
life and death that I support It. My of the bill.
suspicions were aroused and ray in
vestigation disclosed the fact tba
nrnHnnllv all the letter writers were
either holders of telephone stock or
expected to pront by tne passage oi
When Trouble Started.
"Lobbyists began coming to me, In
sisting that I support the bill. My re
fusal only made them more persistent
That these lobbyists were prepared
to resort to doubtful methods to pass
the bill I havo no doubt.
"Finally I was called to a room in
n Columbus ofilce building, where the
real lobbyists the ones who stay be
hind the scenes and tell the other fel
lows what to do were congregated.
I again refused to support the mil.
rHI ft i $ B Ta MR Rj
W nn iir
Consul Junior, tho famous stago
monkey, died at Dallas, Tex., of pneu
monia. Burglara relieved tho vault In tho
Van Burcu (Ind.) bank of $2,000 of
Jesso Jones, a prisoner in the Kan
sas City (Mo.) jail, was shot to death
whllo trying to escape.
An electric elevator has been In
stalled In tho stairway leading to tho
domo of St. Peter's In Rome.
John A. Hart, quarterback of tho
bimmons collego of Abilene, Tox., Is
dead of injuries received In a game
Say Th3y Are Real Defenders gi
Roosevelt's Rai'.roaii Policies,
Ravenna, O., March 17. Discovery
of the body of a young unidentified
Italian on the farm of A. W. Eskert,
near Ravenna, is thought to reveal
the fourth Black Hand cilme 'n Port
pe( countv within a year. In threo
..,-. n. f.n thi, iiin wji nn rrsvlous cases the victims wero found
for passage I was called from my seat Cead in a similar way, and tueir raur
tn nnswpr n lnmr-dlstaure call. There Cerer3 escaped.
Raleigh, N. C, March 17.--Claudo
Young, brother of Police Chief Young
at Rockingham, N. C, seized a shot
gun and fired at lils wlfo and attend
ing physician, who wero conversing
six feet away from him. Tho shot
killed his wlfo. Young has been ill
for two weeks and was irrational at
the tlmo of tho shooting.
An nldernmn of tho city of London
holds oUlce for life.
Ball Substitute In Egypt.
Ill Kwpt persons placed tindor po
)!co supervision and nimble to tind the
security dcmmulPd for future pood be
havior 'are niilo.vc(l. If tlnv so desire,
in cultlvutiuu or other work ut a dully
Chicago, March 17. The disciplin
ary and seniority domands of tho
Brotherhood of Railroad Mroraen and
Englnemen are mooting with strong
opposition from the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers. Tho engi
neers, according to ono of their offi
cials, are ready to go on rec
ord as opposing tho firemen's organ
ization on tho two questions which
have resulted in uniteu Miaies menta
tion in tho railroad dispute The first
meeting between the firemen and tho
railways representatives and the com
missioners will take place tomorrow.
Tho official of tho Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers who wns au
thority for tho statement that tho fire
men would meet opposition from tho
engineers Raid: "Tho Brotherhood of
Locomotlvo Engineers Is now working
under un agreement with the rail
roads which tho domands of tho
Brotherhood Of Locomotive Firemen
and Englnemen would nullify. We aro
opposed to the granting of tho two de
mands of tho firemen regarding
seniority and representation, and ro
gard them as hitting directly at our
Tho date of the strlko of tho 30,000
firemen and englnemen on 48 western
railroads has been set for March 21,
unless tho mediation of tho govern
ment Is successful.
Washington, March 17. In their
fight agaln3t the administration's rail
road bill, the senato insurgents ar6
trying to create the impression they
aro tho real defonders of tho Roose
velt policies, so far as interstate coin
merco legislation Is concerned. Their
Intention to tax tho administration
with backsliding fiom the Roosevelt
standards was apparent when they
contended that the present bill, drawn
by the attorney general and Indorsed
by Presldcrt Taft, would omasculato
tho rate bill forced1 through congress
by President Roosevelt In 1000.
R.tinn V of tbo nrcsent bill, which
legalizes traffic agreements, was the
.chief subject of contention In tho sen-
ate. Senator Cummins or lowa, wno
led tho debate again against tho ad
ministration measure, and his follow
ers contended that this section re
peals tho provisions of tho Sherman
anti-trust law as applied by railroads.
They declared that while President
Roosovelt and thelast Republican na
tional platform had declared for leg
islation permitting traffic agreements,
they had never contemplated agree
ments without tho approval of tho In
torstato commerce commission.
Spnntor Aldrlch denied that tho bill
would ropeal tho anti-trust law, be
causo tho commission would still havo
the right to pass on tho reasonable
ness of a rato, but Senator Bailey ac
cepted tho Insurgents' view and taxed
Senator Aldrlch with having that pur
pose In view when tho bill wa3 reported.
was no call but the lobbyists had
called me out and again triea to in
fluence me to support the bill. ' again
refused. 'Suprort the bill,' they said,
and wo can help you. You can have
anything you want.' I went back to
my scat and voted against tho bill."
It Is the Intention of tbe house lead
ers today to put through a resolution
demanding an Investigation of tho al
leged bribery charges.
ELSON BILL, IN DOUBT
Senators Object to Alleged Question
able Act3 of Lobby.
Columbus, 0.t March 17. Unless
all signs fall tho Elson tele
phone merger bill, passed In the
house and now rW:'g in tbo senaio
commit! " or r '"--, will have
MAY BECOME LOST ART
Hlch Prices cf Hcrj3 Shut Down
Chlc?so Slaughter Fens.
Chicago, March 17. Hog killing at
the Union stockyards Is at the lowest
notch in oTer a quarter of a century
and prices rule the highest, at $11 a
hundred, with the prospect of a fur
ther rise, much to the joy of tho
farmers in tho great agrlculturi! terri
tory tributary to Chicago. Owing to
the unprecedented scarcity of hog3
several packers have shut down their
big slaughtering pens rather than pay
the heavy rvlces r swine.
Train Kills Sclioolglrl.
Mnrfnn fV. March 17. Maud Peel-
Ming, 15, was killed by a Big Four
freight train wulo on her way to
TO DEATH SMDEB
Pnliimlms. O.. March 17. Scalded
by the bursting of a hot water pipe
which showered him with boiling wat
er Charles Stokes, 40, fireman in tho
boiler room at tho E. Doddlngton
company's plant, was found dead by
Beats Marriott's Time.
Daytona, Fla., March 17. Barney
Oldfield Is tho world's speod cham
pion. The great driver traveled the
fastest mile ever covered by a human,
doing a mile in 27 1-3 seconds, break
ing tho previous mark held by Mar
riott In a steamer, 28 1-5, mado hero
four years ago.
Houston, Tex., March 17. A police
man broke into the home of Tad(i
Schultz ana found the dead bodies of
Schultz, bit. young wife, two children
and Walter Eichm u, a printer. Eich
man was a boarder at tho Schultz
homo. It Sb not known when tho
wholesale murder and culclde took
" Canadian Indians.
Canada has 100.(100 Indians among
hei population of (I.OOO.UUO. The gov
ernment bus iHolnti'd them n wards
of tho nation In ri'servcs which uro
scattered all over the Dominion.
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