OCR Interpretation

The White Pine news. [volume] (Ely, Nev.) 1906-1910, June 21, 1910, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Nevada Las Vegas University Libraries

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86076249/1910-06-21/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

A tlOArti a • ’ * * i * ■ ?r» ? •*. ? w ^ ^ . . .< . «>?
“" ™ »">■* *m> mi weekly Siir ‘ v-Alnr
▼? J.-1I l jjj_ -
Railroad and Industrial
Combination Need In
centive for Good Service
l*t PHILADELPHIA, June 20.—Bold
ly deriding all that has been done in
America to curb the formation of
great corporations, the consolidation
of capital and the creation of private
monopolies, as both unwise in the-1
ory and Ineffective in practice, Judge!
Peter S Orosscup, of the United
States District Court of Appeals, of'
Chicago, one of the most prominent
judges in the city. In the annual ad
dress before the Philadelphia Law
Academy, struck out along the most
radical lines In bis search for a rem
edy. He proposed nothing less than
that the abolition of the Interstate
Commerce Commission, the abandon
ment of the governmental regulation
of rates, the legal recognition of
monopolies and the establishment In
their stead of a system of limitations
upon the return that can be received
for the service rendered, which would
place a premium upon good service
and low prices.
In his lengthy address, no less re
markable for its able analysis of the
law than for Its remarkably radical
suggestions, he declared his firm be-j
Hef In the inadequacy of the Sherman '
Anti-Trust law, the State Anti-Trust,
laws, the Railroad Rate bill, and pre- |
dieted tbe utter failure of the meas- j
urea now being pushed through Con
gress for the further extension of the
powers of the Interstate Commerce
Commission. Indeed, to the Sherman
law. more than to any other agency,!
he traced the startling growth of!
great corporations in the last decade. !
Under it, he said, no single corpora
tion has been permanently dissolved; j
no property has been permanently j
taken from Its possessor; no enter
prise permanently ended.
I*refient Laws Inadequate.
"The only result of the famous
Northern Securities case," he declar
ed, "has beep a change of bookkeep
ing. The toads are still governed try
the same men; they still have the
same rates; they do all that they
were forbidden to do under the de
clsltui, but In other ways." "We cap’t
make corporations compete," he Bald
again; "that has been proved. We
cannot prevent them from forming;
we cannot prevent them from charg
ing excessive prices. We cannot reg
ulate their rates with any justice to
arallroad or to public because we have
*np yardstick that will apply to all
the varied conditions under which
the ral’roads and great corporations
are managed. All that the Inter
state Commerce Commission enn do
In that direction is to make an in
telligent guess, which may be Just or
"All ths that we have tried to do Is
Ineffective and unjust because it
starts from the wrong basis—name
ly, that these monopolies and these J
great consolidations of capital are
wrong In themselves Instead of being
the natural and Inevitable evolution
of the ages. That Is the honest way.
and no system of Jurisprudence or
Industry can be permanently valuable
which Is not based upon honest rec
ognition of the tacts as they are.
Justice In the Remedy.
"What then Is the remedy? First,
let there be a valuation of the proper
ties. We must reject In this the prin
ciple that value 1b measured by the
cost of reproduction. That would be
unjust, for In the development of the
property there have been experiments
and losses which the present status
of the plant In no way represents. We
must take as our aim, what It fair
ly would cost to bring the property
to Its present condition, adding such
WASHINGTON, Jcne 20.—Sena
mcnt to the Senate resolution direct
brlltory In connection with the elec
to require the Investigation to be pr
„,ent was rejected. The Senate then
President Taft, Secretary Knox and
German Ambassador at Ball Game
Photo by American Press Association.
Herewith Is shown a picture of President Taft, Secretary Knox and Am
bassador von BcrtistorfT of Germany witnessing a baseball game at Washing
ton. Despite the fact that the chief executive Is burdened with numerous j
official duties lie manages to dud an hour or so to attend a game. He Is said to
be a very enthusiastic follower of the "national pastime” and la a thorough
rooter, lie Would much rather attend a good game I bsu an otln ial reception.
• •
• - •
• NEW YORK, June 20.—Lead •
• $4.40 to $4 0. Copper easy, •
• 12 to 12:20. Silver 52%. •
• CHICAGO, June 20.—July •
• wheat closed 95%. •
• •
• •••••••••••••a
cost for extensions and improve
ments, from time to time, as the ne
cessities of the case demand. Take
this as the capital, on which a reason
able return can be made by the
charge for service. Then put a pre
mium on reduction of rates by giving
to the railroad a percentage of all
that the public saves by reason of
the voluntary reduction in rates.
"Give to the railroad another per
centage of its gross income as a sink
ing fund against lean years; another
percentage for old-age pensions and
employes' insurance; another percent
age for an employes’ investment
fund, which is to pay for an allot
ment of securities to be issued in the
future, to be distributed to the em
ployes of the concern. If it appears
that after all these j -rcentages of the
total Income have been deducted, that
there is still a surplus left out of the
earnings at present rates, give the
roads the option of reducing rates in
the future, enough to absorb this sur
plus or to turn the surplus into the
United States treasury.
Incentive to Good Service.
"Under this aystem it gives the
road an incentive to reduce rates and
to improve service, while It subjects
them to none of the incompetent and
unjust meddling, and the uncertain
political manipulations that now
harass them. It gives the carrier the
right to fix his own traffic rate, but
It takes all the pecuniary interest out
of increased rates."
The same principle, in substance,
the speaker applied to the vexing con
servation issue, which, he said, would
disappear if solved along thpse lines,
because natural resources fcould be
developed by private monopolies,
I subject to proper public guidance,
land with incentives to good, public
Trickle Into Llme»liarrel§ and Car It
Soon Ablaze.
NEW YORK, July 20.—A stream
of rain dropfc was responsible for
a fire today In v.hbh the greater part
of a freight car was burned In the
New York Central railroad yard at
Twelfth avenue and Sixty-fourth
street. Several hundred gallons of
water were required to extinguish the
The fire started in a car filled with
barrels of dry lime. The roof leak
ed. The hole was tiny, but It was
enough. Water dropped through it
and Into the barrels. As the lime
slaked the heat became ao Intense
that the barrels caught fire, and soon
the entire car was In flames. Eire en
gines could not be brought near, but
25 lines Of hose were stretched from
I streets cloge by.
tor lloruli Unlay offered an amend*
Ing Investigation Into the charges of
tion of Senator Iiorlmer, of Illinois,
osecuted Immediately. The amend
agreed to the resolution.
WASHINGTON, June 20.—Presi
dent Taft derided today to make an
issue of the passage by Congress be
fore the adjournment of the present
session of a bill providing for the
publicity of contributions in all cam
paigns affecting federal offices.
The president sent for the party
leaders in both House and Senate and
told them his views regarding this
piece of legislation. Mr. Taft said
he had made a personal pledge dur
ing the last presidential campaign to
do what he could toward furthering
the enactment of the publicity bill.
Today the President secured the
consent of Senator Brandegee tem
porarily to lay the Appalachian forest
reserve bill aside in order that the
publicity bill might be given the
right-of-way as an unfinished bill in
the Senate, following the disposition
of the postal savings bank bill. The
President does not anticipate any se
rious trouble in getting the bill
through the House. Senators and
representatives who visited the White
House were inclined to the view that
Congress may adjourn some time be
tween Thursday and Saturday of this
week. It is probable that President
Taft will not begin his vacation until
July 4th when he is due for a speech
at Boston.
Wireless and lletter Chart* Robbed
Sable Island of Terror.
HALIFAX. N. S., June 20—The
passing as an "ocean graveyard” of
Sable Island, scene of Innumerable
shipwrecks, Is brought to mind by
the recent breaking up for junk of
the last vessel wrecked there, the
steamer Skldby, a 2000-ton freighter,
wnirh met Its fate January 6, 1904.
Since that time no vessel has been
wrecked on the treacherous rib of
sand forming the Island coast which
previously had taken a toll of more
than 250 vessels and many more than
that number of human lives. Wire
less telegraphy, more numerous and
Improved lighthouses and corrected
charts have robbed this quondam
"ocean graveyard” of its terrors for
the mariner.
I Mrs. Susan Kelley, wife of a for
I mer keeper of a life-saving station
there, and now approaching four
score years, saw 52 wrecks, many of
which she worked on with her hus
band during her 20 years on the is
land. She now lives in Halifax.
I —
CHICAGO, June 20.—Death, caus
ed by a rattlesnake bite last night
ended nearly a week of torture en
dured through religious fanaticism
by Oliver Pufch, GO years old, of Zion
Pugh was bitten by the snake last I
Wednesday, but, true to the teachings [
of his creed, refused to take anti
dotes for the poison or medicine of
any kind, relying on the prayers of |
his fellow religionists to cure b(m.
He was a former alderman of Sion
City, going to Zl'>n in the days when
John Alexander Dowie was overseer.
11 h-. =m. »• la c lo Ji . »i
^ - l 1 *
Miss Eleanor Butler and
3 i r
1 heodore Roosevelt, Jr.
Before Hymen’s Altar
NEW YORK, June 20.—Weather
typical of the month of brides and
roses attended the wedding day
of Miss Eleanor Butler Alexander and
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., whose nup
tials at the Fifth avenue Presbyterian
church today promised to furnish one
of the most notable society events of
the season. The promised attend
ance of the groom’s distinguished
father, whose welcome home from
abroad stirred New l ork on Satur
day, stimulated popular interest in
the function so that there was every
promise of record throngs In the vi
cinity of the church edifice long be
fore 4 o’clock, the hour set for the
The bride’s matron of honor is Mrs.
Snowden Fahnestock, whose wedding
took place on June 1st with Miss
Alexander as bridesmaid. Kermit
iioosevelt is his brother’s best man.
The young people will go on their
honeymoon to California.
As soon as Colonel Roosevelt ar
rived in New York today he shut him
self up with his private secretary to
go through a portion of his accumu
lation of correspondence awaiting
him. it was said on his behalf that
he could see no callers, but would re
main at work until it was time for
him to go to the wedding,
OYSTER BAY, June 20.—Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt went to New
York late last night on the dispatch
boat Dolphin with Secretary of the
Navy Meyer to attend the marriage
today of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. to
Miss Eleanor Alexander. Other mem
bers of the family and a number of
friends left for New York this morn
12:15 o’clock today the Vice Presi
dent affixed his signature to the state
hood bill which is the last step in
the progress of legislation before the
measure goes to the President for his
approval. President Taft signed the
statehood bill at 1:40 today. The gen
eral deficiency bill was received in the
Senate from the House today and was
referred to the Senate committee on
appropriations. Four minutes and
50 seconds later it was reported back
to the Senate with amendments. As
reported to the Senate the bill car
ries items aggregating $7,945,072, an
Increase of $1,682,345 over the
amount carried by the House bill.
The Gillette hill to permit Justice
Moody of the United States Supreme
Court to retire on full pay on account
of his long continued Illness, was
passed by the House today by unani
mous consent.
Alleged Thief Killed by Officer
After Long Chase.
GAINESVILLE, Ga., June 20.—
Hill Loudermllk, a young man of
Isabella. Tenn., accused of horse
stealing and chased across several
counties, was shot and killed today
In the public , road near Concord
| church, by Deputy Sheriff Coffee, of
Cherokee county, N. C. Loudermllk.
It Is alleged, aiole a mule and a horse
In Cherokeee county. When Deputy
Sheriff Coffffee and Sheriff Horn, of
Union county, Georgia, came up with
him today Loudermllk resisted arrest
and was shot from the mule he was
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 20'.—
Jerry Petronovitch, aged 39,
cook in a local restaurant, this
afternoon shot and stabbed his
young wife, aged 19, and then
cut bis own throat. Both are
dying at the Belvedere hospital.
About a month ago, Petrono
vitph gave, a cousin Id the town
of SpMt Delmatia, power of at
torney to marry the' girl for him,
and after the ceremony ip that
country she sailed for America,
arriving hefe two weeks ago.
The bride was dissatisfied with
conditions here and her con
stant requests td be allowed to
return to her home in the old
country, led to today’s tragedy.
WASHINGTON. D. C., June 17.—
The days of service of Whitelaw Retd
as American Ambassador to the Court
of St. James are numbered. This in
formation comes tonight from a
source in possession of both the Am
erican and British sides of the case.
The informant declares that King
George and Mr. Reid, while on cor
dial terms, are not close to the degree
of official intimacy expected between
the King and an Ambassador. In sup
port of this it is pointed out that all
court functions given by the late
iving Edward, Ambassador Reid was
seldom in the group that surrounded
the then Prince of Wales. . King
George is opposed to the social am
bitions of rich foreigners, and is said
to have often remonstrated with his
august father for the way presenta
tions were engineered. King George
is already eliminating all foreigners
from his entourage.
ihe understanding is that Charles
W. Fairbanks, former vice president,
will see his way clear to accept the
i 6:
KANSAS. CITY, Mo., June 20.—
Judge Ralph Latshaw will not give
his decision on Dr, C. B. Hyde's mo
tion for a new trial until June 29.
The court announced this at the close
of the arguments today.
Attorney R. R. Brewster, arguing
la support of the motion, said it
would have been kinder for the Jury
to have sentenced Dr. Hyde to death
than life imprisonment.
“You cannot make me believe it is
better to be hanged than imprison
ed," quickly said Judge Latshaw.
“It is always in the power of a man
in prison to take the other course, if
he desires to, and as long as there is
life there is hope.”
Construing the judge’s remarks to
mean that a prisoner might end htB
life if he did not like his imprison
ment, Attorneys Walsh and Brewster
both rose and demanded an explana
“I say that nobody but a coward
would pursue the other course,”
shouted Mr. Brewster.
Dr. Hyde did not appear excited
over the tilt or the lawyers and court,
but smiled calmly.
After court had adjourned, Judge
Latshaw said his remarks had been
“I referred to the chance a man
has to be pardoned,” he explained.
“The remark was simply a bad
choice of words on my part.
wulBVILLE, June 20.—The
grand Jury today indicted Joseph
Wendling on the charge of murder
ing Alma Kellner and it Is understood
that Governor Willson issued a
requisition for him a few minutes
later. Wendling is believed to be
under surveillance in Texas.
.1 ’. 1 ■ ' ■ 1 -I
Rickard Arrives In State
to Hear Propositions
FromReno andGoidfield
moter “Tex" Rickard left this morn
ing for Reno, Nevada, where tonight
he will meet committees from Reno
and Goldfield and receive bids of the
rival towns for the Jeffrles-Johnson
fight. Accompanying Rickard are
Tom Flanagan, Jack Johnson's man
ager, a building contractor who will
construct an arena in Nevada, numer
ous applicants for fight concessions,
and over a score of newspaper cor
respondens. Nevada’s arena will be
modeled closely along lines of the one
which was in course of erection here
and the seating arrangements, it Is
announced will be the same. Tickets
already purchased may be used in Ne
Up to Mayor McCarthy.
SACRAMENTO, June 20.—Govern
or Gillett stated today that he and
Mayor McCarthy of San Francisco
had a conference yesterday on the
fight situation. "1 will not state what
passed between the Mayor and my
self,” said the governor. ‘‘Mr. Mc
Carthy is at liberty to repeat that
conversation. A statement as to what
occurred at that interview should
come from him.”
Jelfries Iteudy 10 Move.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 20.—Ac
cording to Sam Merger, Jeffries' man
ager, who arrived here this afternoon
with Jeffries, who gave a sparring ex
hibition at a local theater, arrange
ments are being made for the break
ing up of the Ben Lomond training
camp Tuesday evening.
“We are prepared to be on the
move,” said Berger, “and the sooner
we hear from Rickard the better we
will like it. 1 have arranged for a
special Pullman car for Jelfries and
his trainers, and Just as soon as we
receive word from the promoters the
■ entire outfit will go to Oakland,
I where the special will be awaiting
I them.”
i Berger said he believed there was
still a slight chance of holding the
mill in San Francisco, but neverthe
less be Is negotiating for training
quarters at Reno, which probably will
be at Moana Springs, about three
I miles out from Reno.
The only work accomplished by
JefTrleB today was the live rounds
boxing with Corbett and Choynskl in
his exhibition and a short period of
shadow boxing and rope skipping.
Johnson Has Good Workout.
though he is ready at a moment's no
tice to pack his belongings and move
to Reno. Jack Johnson went through
his usual performance at the beach.
Something like 1,200 people, attract
ed by the fact that it was probably
the last boxing that the champion
would do in San Francisco, were on
hand, and the negro gave them a
good run. Previous to his workout,
Johnson had a little ‘‘sput” with a
local newspaper photographer, and
Sig Hart banded words with one of
the Chicago correspondents who was
accused of ''roasting” Johnson
through the medium of bis paper.
Hart ordered the easterner out of
the pavilion, but when it was finally
passed up to Johnson, the latter said
that the reporter could do as he
In consequence, Johnson was in the
worst possible humor when he put on
the gloves with George Cotton, and
the latter. In the five rounds that
were allotted to him, suffered. John
(ConUnued on page two>
CANANKA, June 20.—Four men who were arrested by Mexican
rural es twenty miles from here Sunday and taken to Nogales had in
their posseslson 8,500 rounds of ammunition, two rifles, two carbines
and two revolvers which had been am uggled over the border. The arms
are believed to be part of a large qu antity purchased by Mexicans within
I the last few days in American bord er towns.

xml | txt