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MT. VERNON, 0., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1912 No. 78
WILL BE CALLED
Said To Have Taken Active Interest
In Congressional Campaigns
Chairman Clapp Seeks Light- Rcosevelt Will lie Riven
Chance Next Week To Tell Of Contributions Of 1904
-Subpenas Issued For Service On Standard Oil
Officials In Connection Willi Probe OfjArclibold's
Statements Nichols Called
Wnthlnrton, Scptt 26. J. Ogdon
Armour end other representative!! of
the big IT.' king houses of the United
States Trill bo called nu witnesses fac
tor the Clapp ecniito committee, ap
pointed to inquire Into the source or
inmpalgn contributions and to ascer
tain the relations of sonatois and r
resentatlvis In congress with co
intlons. The list of witnesses to bo
called, by S'-nntor Clapp and his asso
ciates on the committee on inquiry
has been Tlnrged from day to day
and prcnont indications are that be
foie "tho-'flvestlEation la completed
every proi.rinent political lender and
buulncsn man wll bo .'inked to appear.
The beef packers have been credit
ed with tal.Ing a live Interest In poll
ties in the pant. It is alleged they
have contributed liberally to .congres
sional campaigns. Mr. Armour ad
others supposed to have knowledge
of the fnt-tB will be asked to tell thein
Roorevelt to Testify.
Senator Clapp announced that Oct
4 would be set by the senate commit
tee Tur the appearance of Colonel
Sukpenns have been Bent to New
York for service upon General Coun
sel Klllott and the secretary of the
Standard Oil company In connection
with the Investigation of John D.
Archbold's statements, that he con
tributed $11)0,000 to 'the Roosevelt
fund or 1904 In behalf of the Standard
Oil company. The two ofllcials aro
required to produce any papers they
may have bearing upon the transac
tion, the committee having called
them in an effort to discover the re
ceipts which Mr. Archbold said bad
been given him by Cornelius N. Bliss,
then treasurer of the Republican na
Nichols to Testify.
Those who will be asked to explain
the Bourres of campaign fundB this
year and the method of their expend
iture include Senator Dixon, Ormsby
Mcllarg and Treasurer E. R. Hooker
of the national Progressive party for
Colonel Roosevelt; H. L. Nichols for
Governor Harmon, Representative
McKluley for President Taft, Former
Auburn, N. Y., Sept. 26. The Cen
tral New York conference of the
Methodist Episcopal church opened
ftlth Bishop William Burt, D. 1).,
LL.D., presiding. The first day was
devoted to a report by Rev. C. E.
Clements, D. D., of Chicago, on re
tirement of clergymen. He said:
"There are 3,900 Methodist preach
ers within the shadow of the poor
house. The average pay of an edu
cated Methodist minister is $660 per
annum, while in Chicago carpenters
get 65 cents an hour or over 11,501)
year, Last year 300 retired preach
irs voluntarily relinquished their an
nuities 8o that the claims of their
less fortunate brethren could be
Attacking the plan of granting 12.
00 a year to retired bishops while
the ministers are la wast, the speak
II. L. NICHOLS OF OHIO
Will Dc Called Before Commit
tee Probing Campaign Gifts.
Senator P. T. DuBols for Champ
Clark, Senator Bankhead for Repre
sentative Underwood and William P.
McCombs for Governor Wilson.
Senator Clapp made public the
named of the majority of the wit
nesses who are to be heard by the
committee. The list includes J. P.
Morgan, N. C. Prick, Elbert M. Gary,
George W. Perkins, William R.
Hearst, Thomas P. Ryan, Former Sen
ator Chauncey .M. Depew, William
Loeb, Jr., George B. Cortelyou, Alton
B. Parker, George R. Sheldon, Corne
Hub X. Bliss, Jr., and U. C. Tegethoff.
Bull Moose Tag Day,
Now York. Sept. 26. Oct. 28 has
been olllcially designated by the na
tional Bull Moose finance committee
as tag day. Bevies pf girls will pa
trol the streets of every city, town
and hamlet from Maine to California,
pinning little golds moose on every
man, woman and child they oan catch.
Those who don't get away will give
up 25 cents.
er said: "Why should not the retired
bishop go back to bis own conference
and share and sMare alike?"
Columbus, O., 8eit. 26. Edgar Cow
an, 12, and Clarence Simon ton, 11,
two colored youngsters, confessed to
Waving entered a grocery and robbed
toe cash drawer of 4.16, They are
now being held for the Juvenile court.
fhe boys were arrested at school.
NEWSPAPER MAN WHO HELPS
PKOHA,Hl, the most powerful newspaper corres
is now tlut otliolat ptilltU'ul iuUImjuuL Uio,plvill
republic. For llfteen years his dlypTitches fr
I.uuilun Times have largely
the workings of Internal and International Intrigues In China, and be
cause he knows so much certain strong Interest brought pressure to
bear, but vainly, to block his recent nppolntmeut. Dr. George E. Morri
son Is an Australian who has had stirring experiences In many parts of
the world. Be has explored the desert Interior of Australia, has been
left for dead after u battle with New Guinea natives, 'has traveled .'J.uuo
miles on foot across China uud Is said to know the couutry better than
any native statesman. In the course of bis adventurous life he has found
time to qualify as a practicing physician.
Vancouver, II. C, Sept. 2C Cable
message from Toko stated that rail
load and water trafllc has been tied
kp since Monday aB a result of ter
1flc Htorms over Japan. The districts
lU.'.t suffered the greatest damage are
Ehlkoku, Tokyo, Osaka and Acul.
Twenty peisons were reported killed
Springfield, O., Sept. 26. President
Hecker of Wittenberg college has
warned the studentB against drinking
tad smoking clgnrers. Any student
tnown to have been In a saloon -vlll
je Immediately expelled, no matter
what us previous habits may have
oeen, the president says.
Akron. O., Sopt. 26. Deputy state
lira marshals am Investigating the
I fire at Kenniore, where the home of
ex-Muvor Charles M. Smith waKpar-,
lially destroyed. EvMayor Smith re-1
Dlcncd a few months ago and u'we j
Hint time has received sevi-ral fluent-
1 enlng letters from r.nimwn parties j
v.ho thre itrni'd to burr, h'.t lnm 'afcd
' k'lt membuM of hU fciiilly ur.lc i he
lilt the village,
DIRECT CHINA'S DESTINIES
respondent of history
from IVKIiik tothe
formed weMuru public, opinion as to
in Nngo and 20 buildings razed. The
torpedo-boat destroyers Puklki and
Tachibana struck rocks on the north
Jrn const of Yokalchl and were
wrecked. Two other naval boatB weio
blown ashore. Vatsuta was Hooded
nil .1,000 homes submersed.
Lima, U., Sept. 26. Complete or
ganlzatlon was effected of the Ohio
State Shippers' association when 100
."barter members met and elected,'!).
tV. McMillan of Van Wert, president;
T. W. Kemp of Spencervllle, vice pres
ident, and E. W. Young of Shelby, lee
tetary and treasurer.
Ravenna, 0 Sopt. 26.--A will of
death oxlsta at the Lawrence Field
home at Silver Crook, Edlnhurg town
ship, the water of which has alread)
pi-oven fatal to the wife and sitcces
ulvely stilckcn the remaining mom
hers of the family, four of whom are
sow in the White hospital here ill of
typhoid fever, which caused the death
of th mother, f
WAR ON PUBLIC
Ohio Board of Health Likely to
Take Drastic Action,
OFFICIAL ORDER ANTICIPATED
State Utllltes Commission Takes
Heed of the Complaint of Traveling
Men and 8ummons Interurban Rail
way Officials All Drinking Cups
May Be Ordered Taken Out of Pub
lic Conveyances and Buildings.
Columbus, O., Sept. 26. The state
board of health may order all drink
ing cupn taken out of public convey
ances and public buildings.
James E. Iiaumnn, assistant secre
tary of the board, said the board had
under consideration the making of
such an order.
Secretary Bauman made this state
ment In reply to questions propound
ed to him by Interurban railroad offi
cials, who had been summoned by the
state utilities commission to hear tho
complaint of a committee of traveling
men, headed by Secretary Somer
vlllo of the United Commercial Trav
elers, of lack of pure drinking water
and sanitary accommodations on ln
term ban cars.
Tho traveling men complained of
rusty tin cups, no drinking water at
all and uncleanly enrs on some roads.
Representatives of a dozen trolley
lines said their cars wero kept rea-son-'ily
clean. Some of them fur
nished pure water Iced aummer and
winter, others only In summer and
others furnished no water for crew
or passengers. Where dry cars wore
operated t'io excuse was that tho runs
between stations were too short or
that mire water was hard to obtain.
Tho travelers asked that cars be In
f2ad Lfttr tho end of each trip, In
Blead of after tho last trip at night.
REVISION OF TARIFF
President Taft Hints at Extra Session
In Case Republicans Succeed.
New York, Sept. 26. In an Inter
view here President Taft goes at
length Into some of tho current Issues
of the campaign. The president prom
ises a revision of the tariff on a sci
entific basis, so far as may be neces
sary to keep prices from being ex
orbitant. This may be done by the
continuance of the tariff board's inves
tigation into the facts, the president Is
quoted as saying. The president then
hinted at an extra revision session In
case the Republicans should be In
control of the next congress. Refer
ring to the high cost of living, the
president expressed the opinion that
American workmen were very much
better off than workmen of Europe.
WILSON FAVORS I. & R.
But Is Stoutly Opposed to Recall of
New Haven, Sept. 26. Governor
Woodrow Wilson admittedly went
further toward' defining his Ideas on
progressive principles than he has
since he became the Democratic pres
idential nominee. In a speech that
was received with enthusiasm at
Hartford and another at New Haven,
the governor explained that he favor
ed the Initiative and referendum, ar
will as the recall of administrative
olltcers, but that he was unqualifiedly
opposed to the recall of the judiciary.
SMITH A GOOD LOSER
Comments on the Result of the New
Newark, N. J., Sept. 26. Ex-Senator
Smith gave out the following in
commenting on tho result of the pri
maries: "I am delighted with the re
sult of the splendid work of my
friends and will always feel under
seep obligations to them. With the
unprecedented situation of the presi
dential candidate and the national
committee coming into our state pri
mary t owork against us, and by forc
ing the withdrawal of other candi
dates against their will, we havo suc
ceeded In carrying Newark and Essex
county and In making a creditable
run against overwhelming odds. 1
have telegraphed my sincere congrat
ulations to Judgu Huhes,"
Irontonlan Shot and Killed.
Ironton, 0., Sopt. 26. William A.
Williams, a member of a well-known
Ironton family, was shot and Instnnt
ly killed, and his brother-in-law, Sam
Cllne, was arrested, charged with
having dona the shooting. It 1b said
the trouble which led up to the shoot
ing grew out of a dispute over the
estate of Williams' father.
Husband's Confession Explains His
Given Out By Deserted Wife-Latter Goes Into Court And
Asks For Alimony And Counsel Fee Pending A Suit
For Separation On The Ground Of Abandonment
Discloses Follow An Investigation Made By The
New York, Sept. 20. The story of
a husband's confosslon and the sud
den departure of Jamca Valentine,
iianager of the Columbus avenue
tranth of 'he Colbnlal bank, came
nut In the suprutne court when Mrs.
Elsa S. Valentine asked Justice Golf
for alimony and counsel fee, pending
d suit for separation on the ground
of abandonment Tho court gave hor
?G0 a month and counsel fee of 100.
Mrs. Valentino said that until Feb.
14 last her husband was manager of
the branch of the banlt and was also
president of a btablo company of
which ho wag tho chief owner. On the
morning of that day, she said, he
bade her an affcction3tc-goodtoy: He
failed to return homo that night, but
the followlug day a letter came from
him which said:
"The last words my good mother
spoke to me were to say she would
rather see me dead than to marry
you, and declared that If I did she
would leave a curse on me and I
would never be happy with you. At
times I was happy, but the last few
years 1 was not, and slowly my love
for you passed away and Into my life
another person came who made me
happy, and unknown to you. I have
met this unknown person and been
friendly with her. with the result tha.t
a baby was born to us, a boy, now 10
Mrs. Valentine said that after she
had received this letter she had an in'
FIRST WIFE FORGIVES;
WILL NOT PROSECUTE
Cleveland. 0 Sept. 28. Mrs. Sadie
Baxter decided not to prosecute her
Uusband, Albert McKcnzle Baxter,
:bough he has confessed to her ihat
le is living in Jersey City with a blg
tmous wife and three children. He
iileads that he thought his real wife
Columbus, O., Sept. 26. Shares 'of
live banks In Ohio have Increased In
talue In the last year $7,231,983, ac
tordlng to the assessments of banks
ta announced by the state tax com
silsslon. In 1911 all of the banks of
:he state were assessed at $174,693,
439. This year they are assessed at
177,:i71,080. The commission believes
banks should pay taxes in what tbey
Bay they are worth when they go out
to seek business and deposits.
Put "Hooks" to Bad Prisoners.
Canton, O., Sept. 26. "Yes, we ap
ply the 'hooks' to prisoners who ne
lerve it," admitted Ell Boyer, superin
tendent of the workhouse, "but the
treatment Is not nearly as severe as
tome of the prisoners claim after they
havo been released. We take pi Icon
ers who persist in disobeying the
ruleB to the 'torture room,' if you
want to call it that, put their bands
through a ring and fasten them up."
INTO HIS LIFE
vestlgatlon made and found that her
Wusband had maintained a home fo
illss Gertrude Cornwell in the Bronx.
Blie said he kept an automobile for
himself find Ml?s Cornwell, and that
ho and Miss Cornwell and tho baby
left for Euiope on Feb. 21.
Cleveland. O., Sept. 26 -Payroll
padding is alleged to have been prac
ticed In the city's street cleaning de
partment. E. C. Kenner, a time clerk;
Keorge W. Kuehn, a stenographer In
Hie department, and Prank Myers, nu
outsider, were charged In warrauts
with Irregularities that resulted in a
tbortagc of $307.60,
Tried to Cremate Family.
Columbus, O., Sept. 26. Because
they would not let her sleep in their
home, Mrs. Nora Hlllman of Waynes
vllle, Warren county, has confessed to.
deputy state Are marshals, that she
tried to burn up a whole family aa
they slept. She Is now in the county
jail at Lebanon.
fend. Baxter's appeals to her to save
hlB children from disgrace by not
having blm arrested for bigamy havo
touched her and she will not take ac
tion against him except to secure di
vorce and the pament of $100.
Xenla O., Sept. 26. While a Xenla
troman, whose name the police are
keeping secret, waited for Eugene
Belmont, a clairvoyant, to return with
J 87 on which he had promised to
Iprlnklo "good luck" powder, Belmont
left for parts unknown with her
money. The woman drew the $87
from a hank at Belmont's suggestion.
REBEL STRONGHOLD FALLS
General Mena's Surrender Means End
of Nicaragua Rebellion.
Colon, Panama, Sept. 26. Advices
from Nicaragua report the fall of
Granada, the rebel stronghold, and
the surrender of General Luis Mena.
It Is believed that this wilt end the
revolution, although guerrilla warfare
probably will continue for several
weeks. It Is understood the defeated
chieftain will receive the honors of
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