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MT. VERNON, 0., FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1910 No. 28
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Action Follows Statement Of
Effect That The President Of German National Bank
Proposed To Make Him Holder Of Big Graft Stake
-Head Of Workingman's Savings Bank Admits
Tampering With Councilmen
Pittsburg, April 7. Prank N. Hoff-
atot, millionaire president of the Ger
man National bank of Allegheny and
president of the Pressed Steel Car
company, was Indicted by the grand
Jury on charges of bribery and con
spiracy. Emll Winter of tho Work
ingman's Savings Bank and Trust
company of Allegehny, went Into
court and confessed that ho had
bribed councilmen to the extent of
$20,000. James M. Anderson, general
bookkeeper of tho Workingman's
Savings Bank and Trust company,
was arraigned on a charge of having
mutilated tho books of his bank to
saves exposure of certain persons. lie
was p'laced under ball. For some
time Hoffstot has been making his
residence in Now York; and the
grand Jury calls on tho district attor
ney to proceed forthwith to extradite
- Blakcly Turns Witness.
District Attorney William A. Blake
ley appeared ns a citizen before tho
grand jury In connection with tho
Hoffstot probe and told how, before
ho becamo district attornoy, he had
been approached by Hoffstot, by the
late J. W Friend and by Councilman
Charles Stewart and nskod to act as
stakeholder for a fund of $52,000
which they wore to pay certain coun
cilmen for tho passago of a bank or
dinance. Blakcly was asked to hold
tho mnnov - ctinH wrilnit n"-'
Columbus, O., April 7. Tho place,
Columbus; tho time, July 20 and 27;
tho peoplo, delpgates to tho Republi
can state comontlon. Tho foregoing
Is the decision' reached by tho Repub
lican state central committco at its
meeting hold in this city. Tho
eclcctton of a temporary organization
was postponed until a future meeting.
Tho question of a senatorial primary
was not disci"'1
Rome, April 7. Mr. Roosevelt has
ended his visit to Komo. and ho left
the city after- threo busy, stormy
days. His Btay has awakened n
etrango mixture of enthusiasm and
bitterness, and will bo long remem
bored. The soreness of tho Vatican
and Catholics against him is very
acute, but ho seems more concerned
for tho moment with tho irritating
attitude of tho Methodists.
Mr. Roosevelt's last day was a
busy one. Sightseeing and feasting
filled practically evory hour. Tho
mayor's dinner and reception wero
tedious affairs to many of tho guests,
who had to assemble In evening
dress for tea, after which there was
no escape until midnight. There was
District Attorney Blakely To
Ing on the part of tho councilmen,
and part of his duty would be to pay
it out to tho crooked city fathers as
they fulfilled their' promises. Attor
ney Blakely refused to consider the
Hoffstot and friends then began to
negotiate with Stewart, representing
the councilmen, to have all payments
of graft made in New York city Vlth
money shipped from Pittsburg.
It is charged that Hoffstot on two
occasions solicited money from Cash
ier James M. Young of the Second
National bank of Pittsburg, and
caused him to Bhlp to Now York
521,000 as that bank's share of the
Akron, O., April 7. Friends of
Judge It. M. Wanamaker are urging
him to be a, candidate for congress
against W. Aubrey Thomas, and
Wanamaker, who has been ant insur-ge-t
of Insurgents, Is In a receptive
mood, lefuslng, however, to make
any rositlvo statement now.
Milwaukee Wis., April 7. "Tho In
itiative nnd referendum; three-cent
car fares; the eight-hour day; mu
nicipal ico and gas plants and wood
and coal yards, and work for tho un
employed with union labor condi
tions." Sucn Is tho platform outlined
by Muyor-olect Emll Seldol, tho flret
Socialist to be elected the head of a
large city in the United States.
no "Tack of bnthuslasm at the Ulnner,
but it was so slowly served that
.Mayor Nathan lost his tompor and
ra the presence of tho guests abused
Mr. Roosevelt was obliged to leave
before It was over lu order to got tho
train for Spczla, with his wife. They
will begin from that place ' a senti
mental Journey by road to Genoa, fol
lowing tho routo of their honeymoon
trip noarly 25 .years ago. Tho dis
tance, C5 miles, will bo covered In
carriages, as It was on tho first occa
sion. It is likely to take three days.
Tho reports have agreed to respect
Mr. Roosevelt's nequost that ho bo
allowed to spend theso romantic days
in privacy, only recording his movements.
I IS nrBi
No Chance of Nature Faking
With Kermit's Camera
There is one thing that sticks out iu the long hunt of Colonel Roosevelt
in Africa, and that Is he has left no chances of ever belntf accused of being
a nature faker. All the game he shot be made It a point to have photographed.
And Kermit was always on the Job. The shooting of a rhino, with p bustard,
was one of his best efforts during the hunt, according to Colonol Roosevelt,
nnd tho scene was photographed for Scrlbner'w.
Washington, April 7. President
Tnft hns canceled his engagement to
visit IndlanacollB on May 5. This
decision is believed to bo the direct
dcsult of the events at tho Indiana
state Republican convention, when
the delegates refused to indorse the
new tariff law.
New York, April 7. In his testi
mony beforo the senato select com
mittee investigating tho prices of
food, John Newman, president of
tho Elgin (111.) board of trade,
said that five men who met
every Monday morning In Elgin arbi
trarily fixed the price 'of creamery
butter- to consumers. The five men
name tho highest price which tho
markot, in their Judgment, will stand.
The "quotation board" is tho techni
cal name by which tho live arbiters
of butter prices is known to the
trade, according to the .witness.
He explained tho details of tho or
ganization. Tho men who produce
the butter will not sell for less than
THIS AND. THAT
Unwritten law failed to save John
Carter, charged with killing Dr. R.
R. Wendell at Aberdeen, Miss., tho
Jury finding him guilty of manslaugh
ter. At North Ponnal, Vt., a house was
dynamited to save tho village from
total destruction. Loss 100,000.
Mansfield. O.. April 7. Tho trial of
PRov. Simon P. Long, formerly of Co
lumbus, president of Wittenberg
synod and pastor of tho First Lu
theran church of .Mansfield, on
charges of misconduct unbecoming a
minister, contjnues behind closed
doors. A supplemental charge of dis
regarding a temporary suspension or
dor from the synod was added to tho
charges against Rev. Long, who ad
mitted Ignoring tho ordr, but con
tended that this was not In violation
of tho laws of the church. Witnesses
testified ' they heard risquo stories
told by Rev. Mr. Long. Four wrltton
REV. LONG ACQUITTED
Cincinnati, O., April 7. Harry Fa
gin, son of Former United States
Marshal Fagin, was shot and killed
in an oClco in tho Polai . Hotel build
ing. Bernard Nlchauso, a stenogra
pher, did the shootlnc.lt was acci
dental, as the boy dlu-c !cnow the
pistol was loadP'i I
the .prices fixed. This Is brought
about by mutual agreement among
the farmers, creameries and butter
merchants. Any dealer who sells be
low the prlco fixed by the quotation
board Is promptly expelled and can
not get butter thereafter. The quo
tation board is composed, under tho
rules, of two buyers of butter, two
sellers of butter, and one other who
mav be elti'pr.
leggmcn secured ?2,000 by crack
ing tho safe In the Western State
bank at Welden, Colo.
Government inspectors at San An
tonio. Tex., arrested 15 men and
seized ?25,000 worth of opium that
was doing smuggled across the bor
der from Mxlco.
Kllng Pays His Fine.
Kansas, City, Mo., April 7. John
Kllng forwarded to tho national com
mission hio check for ?700 and will
taroit to the Cubs Monday.
You find people ready enougti to do
the SniiinrTtan without tho oil and
twopence. Sydney Kmlt h.
statements wero Introduced in ev!
denco purporting to recount incidents
of Improper conduct. Tho conference
adopted a resolution that delegates
shall not dlvulgo any of tho proceed
ings of tho trial nor talk of tho case
among themselves during Intormls-
REVt LONG ACQUITTED
Mansfield, O., April 7. Rev. S. P.
Long, Lutheran minister, was acqult
ted at 3 o'clock this morning.
Clelus Willemcp, Wanted at Can
ton, Czcilit in GrJcago.
IS SAID TO HAVE CONFESSED
Tells Windy City Police That Warren
Kcons, His Father-ln-Law. and
Mrs. Koons, Who Were Killed In
Presence of Tcn-Ycar-Old Son, Ex
ercised Hyp-iotlc Influenco Over
Him Revolver and Bloodstained
Clothing Found In Suitcase.
Canton, O., April 7. Word reached
hero that Clotus Wlllamnn, who Is
under arrest in Chicago, will be
rought back to Canton today to
titand trial for tho murder of his
father-in-law, Warren E. Koons, 60,
and of Koons' wife. The crinu was
revealed by Ear Koons, 10, son of
the slain couple.
Investigation showed that Mrs.
Koons had been shot dead and her
husband had been beaten to death
with a brick. Mrs. Koons body also
showed contusions from the brick
and Koons had been shot In the
head, though the bullet had glanced.
Tho Koo s boy says that, aroused
by sounds of shots, he went to In
vestigate and that Wlllaman, stand
ing over te bodies, hurled a brick
at him. The boy had a severe con
tusion on the head. The pollc-3 found
the gas Jets In tho house turned on,
and It was the gas, they believe, that
kept the boy In a semi-comatose con
dition until several hours after tho
commission of tho crime.
Wlllaman, who Is 30 years old, la
the husband of tho daughter tf
Koons' former wife. He bought a
ticket' at Masslllon for Montana. He
boarded a train then ostensibly for
the west, but, according to the Koons
boy, he came to their home and re
quested lodging. The pollde theory
of a planned robbery is complicated
by a statement credited to Willaman
in Chicago that the Koons couple
held a mysterious influence over
him. Officers hero have been advised
that Willaman will not fight extradi
tion. Ho Is said by tho Chicago po
lice to havo confessed the double
murder. A bloodstained revolver and
clothes wero found in his suitcase.
CYRUS B. WINTERS
Democratic Floor Leader of
House of Representatives.
Roosevelt's Orcer Sustained,
Washington, April 7. The dlsmlu
sal of threo companies of the Twenty-fifth
Infantry by Formor President
Roosovelt for participation In tho
shooting up of Hrownsvllle, Tex., o:i
the night of Aug. 13 and 14, 1005,
was sustnlned by tho report of tho
court of Inquiry which Investigated
tho affray. The court s unanimously
of the opinion that tho evidenco sus
tained tho charges that tho colored
soldlors were guilty.
REPORTS ON SLAUGHTER
Roosevelt Tells Smithsonian Institute
of Specimens Secured.
Washington, April 7. It seemed
almost llko old times In tho house
whon Representative Mann of Illinois
aroso and' road a report signed by
Theodore Roosovelt. Tho document
was tho former president's report to
the Smithsonian Institute as head of
tho African expedition. It was dated
Khartoum, Feb, 15, and was Rooso
vcltlan oven to Instances of simpli
fied spelling. Tho former president
'reports that tho expedition has gath-
ereu, uu luiu, J.l,oiu Blt--uiui;iia iui
REPEATS STORY ""
who Approached Him
Says Cincinnati Political Boss Arid Telephone Man Offer
ed Him Support For Democratic Nomination For
Secretary Of Slate If Legislator Would Withdraw
Opposition To Telephone Merger Measure EIsod
lolls What He Knows Of The Hill
Columbus, O., April 7. Judge
Cyni3 B. Winters, representative
from Erie county and Democratic
floor leader In the house, who de
clared In a newppaper Interview that
he had been offered "anything he
wanted" If ho would vote for the El
son bill, testified before the legisla
tive investigating committee that it
was Louis Bernard of Cincinnati who
had made the offer to him.
Judge Winters said that on the day
before the Elson bill passed, Bernard
and John Murphy, the latter connect
ed wltn the Cincinnati and Suburban
Telephone company, had discussed
with him his (Winters') political as
pirations. At that time the secre
tary of state's oSice was mentioned
and Bernard intimated that he would
be In a rosltlon to help Winters land
the nomination for the office.
The next day, when the Elson bill
was up for passage, Winters was told
there was a long distance call for
him In the smoking room. Bernard
and Murphy were there, and they
urged him to withdraw his opposition
to the bill and vote for it. Bernard
declared, Winters testified, that they
were In position to help Winters get
anything he wanted If he voted right.
Winters voted against the bill. Win
ters said Bernard didn't specify what
"anything he wanted" meant.
Representative Asa W. Elson, first
witness In the investigation of al
leged bribery in connection with the
passage of the telephone merger bill,
testlfed that he had drafted the bill
without assistance, that he, had no
interest in any telephone company
and that he knew of no improper In
fluence or action before, during or
after the passage of .he bill.
Admits There Wao Lobby.
There had bean a big lobby, he
said, but it had operated rather
against the bill, he believed. He did
not know, except through mmor, he
said, of anyone having-been improp
erly Influenced or of any such at
tenipt having been made. He had
heard of one member whose name
he forgot having been promised a
delegation to seeuro his nomination
In tho senate the substitute for a
houso bill, introduced by Mr. Utj
banks of Cuahoga, was passed. It
empowers governors' to remove sher
iffs who permit a prisoner to be
taken from their cusFody.
Senator Williams of the food probe
Introduced a bill to provide and re
quire the general use of standard.
weights Rnd measures in Ohio;
makes the state dairy and food com
missioner the state sealer oi weights
and measures and charges him with
the enforcement of all laws relating
to, weights and ra'easures: makes the
county auditor sealer of weights and
measures; no weight or measure
Bhall be uped uuless approved by
The senate, on motion of Mr. Ba
ker of Hamilton and by a vote of 27
to 1, relieved tho judiciary commit
tee of further consideration of tho
Mathews employers' liability bill and
ordered It placed on tho calendar.
Tho house has passed by just the
necessary uumbor of vote3 the An
derson bill to permit municipalities
and townships to permit amateur
baseball on Sunday. The roll had
been called and verified and one vote
wns lacking for passage, when
Schurr of Madison voted yes.
The houso passed the Kempel bill,
designed to end many lobby abuses.
It requires the registration of legis
lative counsel and agents, the filing
of statements as to compensation.
and prohibits the accepanco of feea
contingent on the passage or defeat
of proposed legislation..
To Make Grafting Dangerous.
Columbus, O., April 7. Attorney
General Denman'a bill to prevent
state officials from grafting money
out of the state treasury on false
vouchers was submitted to Represen
tative Riddle for Introduction. Tho
bill places all state officials empow
ered to buy supplies for their depart
ments or institutions under $10,000
bond each to require them to audit
all bills for supplies and to make an
invoice of all purchases delivered.
Failure to comply moans a fine of
U.000 and imprisonment in tb.3 peni
tentiary from one to five years.
Columbus, O., April "."Less Tar
iff, Less Taffy and Less Taft" will be
the subject of the address to be de
livered by Senator T. P. Gore of Ok
lahoma at the second annual banquet
of the Jefferson club April 16, in Me
morial hall. Columbus. -
Newark, O.. Arr'l ". Mrs. B. G.
Ashbrook, slster-ln-Iaw of Congress
man Ashbrook, was badly uurued lu
a gas 'stove explosion. Miss Minnie
II. Ashbrook, a sister, was killed
Tuesday on a train In MarBhalltown,
la. She was a school teacher.
ALL QUIET IN PERU
People Regain Composure and Gov
ernment Will Settle Bills.
Lima, Peru, April 7, Everything is
quiet here. This is due to the ener
getic measures taken by tho authori
ties to prevent a repetition of the
demonstrations .against Ecuador and
Colombia by the populace In Lima
and Callao. A commission has been
nppolnted to assess the damage done
to tho property of Ecuadoreans and
Colombians, who will be reimbursed
by the government.
Tug Captain Killed.
1 New York, April 7. John Plant,
captain of the tugboat Robert Robert-
son, was shot and killed on the deck'
of his own tug by Alvln O. Collins,
captain of the coal barge Joel, which
was In tow of the Robert Robertson,
Collins had heard that .Plant had at
tacked his wife.
Canal Fortification Plans Ready.
Washington, April 7. The mem
bers m" the Puuuma fortification
board, which visited the Panama ca
nal recently, will submit their report
to Secretary of War Dickinson within
the next few weeks. Tho work of
fortifying the canal will cost about