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ESTABLISHED 1836
A STREET
Car Filled
Oynairiife Is Used
, in Philadelphia.
PASSENGERS NOT HURT
Two Thousand Baldwin Loco
I
motive Workers Strike,
BIS MEETING BARRED BY CLAY
-Tells Strikers if They Are Looking
For Trouble They Can Have'lt
1 in Bunches-Big Manufactur
( ingConcernsPrepareForYear's
. Idleness If Workmen Refuse to
i' Return.
Philadelphia, March 10. Dynamite
wau uaed to blow up a trolley car at
Cermantown avenue and Logan street,
In Germantown,, Tho explosion lifted
tho car up and set it down crossways
with a crash that smashed every win
(Jowpano and hurled 20 passengers
against the seats and sides o( tho car.
Tho concussion broke wlndowglass In
dozens of tho houses nlong the ave
nue and produced a panicky feeling in
tho neighborhood that lasted for
liours. It was remarkable that none
of the people In the car woro serious
ly hurt.
Apparently a dynamlto cartridge
with a percussion cap had been fixed
to a rail. A wheel of tho car rolled
over tho cap and tho charge let go,
throwing up tho front end of tho car
as a horso rears. Tho roar of the
explosion was heard a mile away.
When tho car was directly in front
of tho homo, or Dr. William II. Her"
ton, in Germantown avenue, it struck
tho cartridge. Tho niotorman was
thrown back against tho car front so
bard that the back of his' head was
bruised and ho was stunned for some
minutes.
Passengers Piled on Floor.
Tho passengers, half a dozen of
whom wero women, were pitched out
of their scats to their hands and
knees and dashed agalnat tho car
Bides or to tho lloor. They wero thor
oughly frightened, much more scared
than hurt. Tho shouts and screams
brought many pcoplo who, alarmed by
tho explosion, flocked.) to their doors.
In a fow minutes several thousand
pcoplo were massed about tho car.
Ambulance calls woro sent Jo hos
pitals, hut nobody needed them, as It
turned out. Tho police carao with a
rush from tho city hall and nearby
stations and raked tho ground. for a
posslblo clew. Nono was found.
Tho union loaders announced that
they had Issued a call for all thu
workers to meet at tho ball park and
make a-poaccablo demonstration. Tho
director of public safety, Henry
Clay, forbade tho meeting. Clay no
tified tho comnittteo of ten that, such
en assemblage would bo regarded as
unlawful and that he bad authority
undor the riot act to dlspcrso It with
force. Thero was a stern hint in
Clay's messago that If tho btrlkors
wero looking for trouble they woro
going to get It in bunchoa. Tho com
mittee of ten refused to back down
and sent out word that tho meeting
.would most certainly bo hold.
Thore Is, though, tho possibility of
cerious trouble if the men who struck
at tho Baldwin works rauko good
their declaration to march to tho city
boll cheering for tho unions. Thero
nro upwards of 2,000 of these man on
6trlko, big husky follows, who would
as soon light as not. They havo plan
ned to make a demonstration to show
their sympathy with tho unions. Tho
CAR
BLOWN
UP
police are preparing to break up any
ouch demonstration.
Owners of texttlo mills aro firm In
their determination to shut down
their mills for a year, if necessary,
and profess to feel no alarm over tho
threat from Newcastle of a statewide
strike. Smaller merchants and dealers
whoso business Is affected an? still
calling loudly for arbitration.
FEDERATION ON RECORD
Passes Resclutlons Favoring Monster
Labor Demonstration.
Newcastle, Pa., March 10. At lt3
second day's session hero tho Penn
sylvania State Federation of Labor'
came out strongly in favor of a gen
eral strike to be inaugurated through
out the state In case the Philadelphia
street railway troubles are not ad
Justed speedily. A pointed resolution
was presented tho convention by
President W. D. Mahon of the Amal
gamated Association of Street and
Electric Hallway Employes, and was
unanimously ndoptcd. Tho resolution,
among other things, says:
"Whereas, this strike against or
ganized labor of Philadelphia by tho
mayor, transit company and allied
corporations is against organized la
bor hero and if successful means open
warfare aga'nEt the movement for in
dustrial democracy throughout Penn
sylvania nd tho United States;
"Resolved, that we, tho Pennsylva
nia State Federation of Labor, In con
vention assembled nt Newcastle, do
hereby indorse and approve of tho ac
tion" taken by tho fellow unionists and
fellow citizens of Philadelphia in
their movement for liberty and Jus
tice. "Resolved, that we pledgo to our
fellow workers of Philadelphia our
moral and financial, support, nnd If
necessary to extend tho general
strike to every industry in tho "state
of Pennsylvania and to appeal to tho
workers of tho nation to take similar
action.
"Resolved, that wo hereby appeal
to the American Federation cf Labor
and to all national and International
unions who aro affiliated or unaffil
iated to Indorso and givo their sup
port to tho Philadelphia workers, and
that organizers bo sent at once to as
sist in organizing tho Philadelphia
unorganized and to collect and for
ward financial support to tho men and
women engaged In this groat strug
gle." Toledo, O., March 10. Long believ
ed dead by those who knew him hero,
Joseph Shambergcr, G9, la undor ar
rest at Sturgls, S. D., and will bo
brought back to Lucas county to an
Gwer for a murder commlttod near
Wihto House 30 years ago. In Pros
ecutor Wabstor's oilico an affidavit
charging Shamborger with murdor In
tho porpotratlon of a robbory, which
amounts to a first degreo charge, was
signed by Frank Kohll, nophow of
John 'Kohll, who was beaten to death
by robbers In tho fall of 18S0,
WOOSTE
Woooter, O., March 10. At Orrvillo
Stove Seca, 23, and Randolph Kroklo,
50, section men on tho Wheeling &
Lake Erie, woro struck by a freight,
train and instantly killed. At Shrove,
Earl Wachtcl, 21, a section hand on
tho Pennsylvania lines, wbllo gather
ing up his tools was struck by a
freight train and killed. Johnson Pen
nicks, 45, a farmer, who was felling
trees, was struck by a huco branch
and pinned to tho earthy
.With People, Butjone
Seriously Hurt
CAUGHT AFTER
MANY YEARS
FATALTES
NEAR
MT. VERNON,
ONE OF PENNSYLVANIA'S
FAMOUS MOUNTED POLICEMEN.
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Ability to shoot straight nnd to ride hard and long are the first qualifica
tions for membership In the famous state constabulary of Pennsylvania,
called upon for service during the street car strike In Philadelphia, the steel
workers' strike nt Bethlehem nnd other disturbances. Another necessary
characteristic of the troopers Is willingness to obey orders without thought of
the consequences. The troopers are n splendid body of men physically nnd
are ranked equal with the best of the world's cavalrymen and mounted police.
SHOOT!) HIS S
iaCj lillJL EaiLaUtiiv
Marion, Ind., March 10. MIs3 Dottle
Murden, jL7, tho daughter of Mrs.
Mary Murden, i widow, was ohot by
Sanford Love, 37, her sweetheart, at
the Murden home. Two bullets from
a 32-callber revolver entered the
young woman's body. She died with
out making a statement. The shoot
ing followed a quarrel and Miss Mur
den was returning Love's letters
Cincinnati, D., March 10. Rev. G.
R. Robbins, pastor of tho Lincoln
Parks. Institutional church (Baptist),
who has repeatedly requested the
pravera of his flock for tho spiritual
wolfaro of Georgo B. Cox, tho Repub
lican boss of Cincinnati, haj called
Chicago. March 10. Alfred D. Mil
tcor, secretary and treasurer of tho
Mack Realty company, Is dead; Dr
E. E. Goisol and his father, John Gel
eel, nro dying, nnd Ora McNiece, a
chauffeur, 13 seriously Injured, as tho
result of an automobllo eniashup In
Gary, Ind.
Washington, March 10. Aftor 113
toning to a critical analysis of Com
mander Robert 'E. Peary's narratives
of his north rolar expedition by Rep
rcsoutatlvo Macon, Democrat, cf Ar
kansas, Jn which the congressman put
Peary in tho Dr. Cook clas3, tho sub
MINISTERS TO PRAY
FOR COX'S REGENERATION
KILLED IN
PEARY MUST SHOW PROOF
OF REACHING POLE
0., FRIDAY, MARCH 11,
WEETHEART
wnen ho shot her.
This is the second time Love has
shot a girl with whom ho was in lovo,
having fired a bullet Into tho body of
Miss Nora Miller, a waitress at the
Hatfield hotel, on June 9, 1903. Miss
Miller recovered and Lovo was ac
quitted by a Jury on tho plea that he
was not mentally responsible. After
shooting Miss Murden Love gavo him
self up to tho sheriff.
upon other pastors ana Their charges
to Join In tho supplications for the
great political leader's salvation. Rov.
Mr. Robbins Issued a call to mtnUtera
in all churches of Cincinnthl to pray
next Sunday that Cox be" resenijrated.
Akron, O., March jo. Edwin Mur
baugh and E. B. McCaffrey of Clove
land fell four stories from tho top of
a steel building being constructed for
tho Goodyear Tiro and Rubb'-r com
pany, both landing In the basement.
McCaffrey only sprained his ankle,
but Murbaugh shattered hla skull and
Will net live.
committee of tho "house naval affairs
committee voted unanimously not to
tako action on any of tho vnrlous
measures introduced to roward tho
explorer until nctual proofq of his nl
leged discovery of tho north- polo aro
submitted.
LETTERS
FELL FROM
1910 No. 20
UNITE ON PROGRAM
FOR TAX REFORMS
Denman's Warning Has Effect
on Legislate;;;,
Colurabtis, O., March 10. As a re
sult of the warning Issued by Attor
ney General Dcnman relative to a
posslblo deficit in tho state treasury
leaders of both parties, Governor Har
mon and Attorney General Denman
have been busy shaping future events
so that tho passage by the house of
the L-ngdon taxation bill today seems
more than a possibility, and prompt
action by tho senate Is also predicted.
Tho Smith bill, limiting the tax rate
to 1 per cent, also Is said to be cer
tain of passago by both branches.
These measures aro designed to re
lievo the revenue situation, which, ac
cording to Attorney General Dcnman,
is very serious since the validity of
the Colo law, under which tho state
receives from corporations annually
tho huge sum of $2,300,000, Is to be
tested in the courts, and the state offi
cials are known to entertain little
faith that tho courts will uphold the
statute.
Governor Harmon sent a letter to
Denman in which ho emphasized the
attitude which the attorney gen
eral Las taken, that tho Langdon
measure when It passes the legisla
ture should put all public utility cor
porations on the Nichols law basis of
taxation, which is on the market val
ue of securities.
AUTOMOBILE COMBINE NEXT
Morgan Engineers Studebaker Deal
With Detroit Firm.
Now York, March 10. One of tho
largest deals ever made in the history
of tho automobile industry in this
country was made public when J. P.
Morgan & Company announced that,
In accordance with an agreement with
tho stockholders of the Studobaker
Brothers Manufacturing company, the
firm bad purchased all the stock In
the Everltt-Metzger-Flanders company
of Detroit that was not already owned
by members of the Studebaker firm.
Big Combine Pending.
New York, March 10. J. P. Morgan
& Company, it was stated, acted in
the matter merely as brokers for the
Studobaker interests in putting the
deal through. Rumors of a big con
solidation of automobile Interests
which have been current in the finan
cial district for some time were
strengthened by the announcement of
the Studebakcr-E. M. F. purchase and
by tho additional news from Albany
of the incorporation of the 'Studeba
ker Vehicle company. According to
rumor thero Is at present at work In
the automobile manufacturing field a
steady tendency toward consolidation,
a policy that In time Is likely to lead
to a greater combination of these In
terests than has yet been announced.
LIVE STOCK AND GRAIN
CHICACO Cattle: Decves. $3 2O0S 40,
wostern steers, 4 8000 60; stockers and
fecdois, $3 6006 35; cows and hellurs,
M 6506 60. Calves $7 50010 00. Shejp
nnd Lambs--.Ntitlvo sheep, IS 0008 10;
western, $5 6003 10; native lambs, $8 00
3 G0J western, $S 0003 JO; yearlings.
$7 7503 "5. Hogs Light, 9 93010 30;
mixed, $10 03010 45; lieavy. $10 050
10 50; roush. $10 03010 20; Igs, $0 150
0 93. Wheat No. 2 red, 1 15 1 21
Corn Nd. 3, ES'jSSDc. Oats No. 2.
ilc.
EAST BUFFALO Cattle: Export cat
tle, JO 5007 33; shipping steers, $8 00
0 50; butcher cattle, $3 230 75: heifers,
J5 0300 CO; fat cows, $3 235 73; bulls,
$3 25(55 75; mlllicrs nnd sprlnsers, $13 00
fcC3 00, Calves $10 C0311 50. Sheep anil
l-umbs lllKcd sheep, $7 E07 75; weth
ers, $' O0Q 40; ewes, $7 0007 50; lambs,
$3 7E10 00; yearlings. $3 7509 25.
Hogs Heavies nnd mediums, 510 70iT
10 73; Yorkers, $10 60010 C5; piss, $10 35;
roughs, $D CO09 73; stags, $3 00S 50.
PITTSBURG -Cattle: Choice, $7 250
7 50; pr. if, $7 0007 25; tidy butchers,
16 7506 70; heifers. $4 O0QC 23; cows,
built, and stags, $2 0006 00; fresh cows,
J23 001550 00. Calves Veal, $0 0009 60.
Sheep Jind Lamba Prime wethers, $7 S3
T8 CO: good mixed, $7 4007 75; lambs.
$7 0009 S5; yearlings, $7 0009 00. Hogs
Prima heavy hogs, $10 80; mediums,
$10 73; eavy Yorkers, $10 10010 70;
light Yorkers, $10 10010 SO; piss, $9 90
10 10.
CLEVELAND Cattls: Prime dry-fed
cattle, $6 OO0S 25; fat steers, $5 750ti 00;
110.101-3, $3 6005 50; cans, $2 6001 60;
bu Is, .$3 5004 75; milkers and springers.
$30 00060 00. Calves $10 00 down. Sheep
and Lambs Mixed sheep, $7 0007 60;
e03, $0 7507 25; best sheep, $7 0007 50;
lambs, $7 CO09 60. Hogs Heavies, mo
tlums and Yorkers, $10 60; pigs, $10 00;
tnlNcd, $10 53; roughs, $9 CO; stags, $8 50
08 75.
BOSTON Wool; Ohio and Pennsylva.
nil No. 1 washed, 40041c; delaine wash
ed 39010c; XX, 37033c; H-blood comb
ing, 36037c; V'i-btood combing, 35c; -bood
combing, 36037c; delalno unwash
ed, 2903'Jc; tlno unwashed, 27028c; Ken
tuck and Indiana ?i-blood, 36037c; U
Mooil, 33030c.
CINCINNATI Wheat: No. 2 red. $1 19
01 .1. Corn - No. 2 mixed, fiO061VjC.
Oats-Wo. 2 mixed, 47',.,0J9c. Hye No.
2. S3(85c. Lard .1 33.' Hulk Meats
Hi 60. Iiacon $14 23. Cattle 52 750
I 00. Sheet) 3 7600 60. Lambs-$a 090
9 25. ll02S-$T 00(3)10 00.
WHATlAPPENDED
TO ONE GROCER
Columbus Retailer Descries Work
inos 01 Association
Tells State Probers That His Consignments From Colum
bus Wholesalers Were Held lip On Days He Adver
tised Cut Rates And Invariable Excuse Was That
Wheel On Wagon Broke-Williams Satisfied Probers
Have Good Case
Columbus, O., March 10. Methods
employed by tho Columbus Retail
Trocars' association to show their dis
approval of grocerymen who tefused
to join the association and maintain
its Ecale of prices, were disclosed be
fore the state food probers by John
A. Violet of Columbus, a retail grocer
with Independent tendencies After
telling the probers of the warning he
received from the West Jefferson
Creamery company threatening to
quit selling to him unless he sold
their product at association price",
Mr Violet said:
"One of the most annoying experi
ences we have 1j wlth the G. W. Bobb
company, We buy sugar from this
company in ton lots and sell it below
the grocers' association price. One
day when' we were going to have a
sale our .sugar did not arrive until af
ter dark. The sale was over. The
Bobb company Informed us that a
wheel had come off their wagon and
that delayed the delivery. Well, that
wheel continued coming off so much
that now when we order sugar we
caution the Bobb company not to put
our gcods on tho wagon with the bad
wheel. Cf course, the wheel never
did come off, for we interviewed their
drivers and learned the truth."
Threatened With Trouble.
In concluding his testimony Violet
said: "When the grocers' association
asked me to Join, I asked what ad
vantages would accrue to me. The
secretary of the association said I
would share the one big advantage
that all members had, namely, the
profits resulting from the high prices
maintained by the association In Co
lumbus. When I refused to Join I was
told that I would hae trouble, and
all 'the troubles I hod followed that
conference."
E. P. Gwynn of the Electric Holler
Milling company testified that P. O.
Snj-der, secretary of the Columbus
Retail Grocers' asjoclation, wrote him
letters, and these were produced be
fore the committee, to the effect that
members of the association would not
Kansas City, Mo., March iu. vc
termlned to avenge an attempted as
sault made on Miss Cora Downs, 17,
by nn unidentified negro In Kansas
City, Kan., 50 high school students,
rlasnraates of the girl Joined a sher
iff's posec In a search for tho fugitive.
JOHNSON IN THE FIELD
Wants to Break 'Into Either Branch
of Legislature.
Cleveland, O., March 10. Tom L.
Johnson, defeated for tho mayoralty
last fall after serving continually
slnco 1001, let It be known to his fol
lowers in tho Democratic party that
ho wouldllko to go to tho legislature
next fall either as stato senator or
as representative. Ho probably will
bo nominated in tho May primaries.
Will Not Stop Fight.
San Francisco, March 10. Thera
will 3e no interference by the authori
ties with the big fight at the racu
track in Emeryville. ,
to
PRICE TWO CENTS
patronize his firm if It continued, as
it had been -doing, to sell direct to
consumers.
"It looks as though we have estab
lished that the Columbus Grocers' as
sociation has .been flagrantly working
to control prices of foodstuffs," said
Senator Williams, chairman of the
probe committee.
Hawkins Bill Defeated.
Columbus, O., March 10. The Haw
kins bill, providing that all congres
sional candidates be nominated by'
direct vote at primaries, was defeated
In the house by a vote of 42 to 57.
Little Rock, Ark., March 10. Tne
will of A- W. Shlrey, a prominent
merchant at Minturn, who was assas
sinated, was opened. A fortune of
about J200.000 was left entirely to the
grand lodge of Odd Fellows to estab
lish a sanitarium at Hot Springs..
TCH GETS
Detroit, March 10. Kltteen years
In Jackson prison Is the penalty Dr.
George A. Fritch must pay for caus
ing the death .of Maybell Millman by
a criminal operation and attempting
to conceal the crime by cutting u?
her body and throwing the nect!on3
Into Ecorso creek.
TAGGART ON THH STAI.D
Cays He Never Flirted With Goddess
of Chancs at Own CaslnJ.
Paoll, Ind., March 10. Tom Tag
gart never gambled at any of tho de
vices In the French Lick casino nor
did he know that gambling was car
ried on thero till It had been In prog
ress for a long time-, and then he
took sters to stop it at once. This
is tho gist of Mr. Taggart's testimony
In tho suit of the state to nnnul the
charter of his hotel company. Ho was
on the stand during most ''of the day
and testified to a number of things in
connection with his management of
the hotel.
Former Suitor Suspected.
Hamilton, O., March 10. Andrew
ICrcItz, SO, was .found at the bottom
of the elevator shaft at the Paul A.
Sorg Paper company's building, with
a broken neck. Ho was married two
weeks ago to a girl who dame from
Budapest. Coroner Burnett said that
Kreitz was thrown Into the shaft, a3
ho found all the safety gates closed.
Tho police began nu Inquiry. They
9ay they suspect a ilval for the girl'
hand.
Hamilton Bank Scorched.
Hamilton, O., March 10. The First
National bank building was darJagcd.
ro tho extent of $10,000 by fire and"
water. Fireman Ben Davis was se
verely hurl by falling glass.
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