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MT. VERNON, 0., FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1911 No. 36
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Republicans And Democrats Ale
Are Indicted
Five Held For Al
leged Grafting,
Three Senators and Two Rep
resentatives In List,
four True Bills Against Represen
. tative Who Started Trouble.
Detectives Freed of Charges,
i Vining Names New Steering
Committee and Is Given Vote
' of "Confidence.
Sonator, Montgomery county, fruit
srowpr. Democrat.
Senator, Butler county, attorney,
' Democrat.
Senator, Laurence county, attor-
ney, Republican.
Ttepresentative, Plko county, physl-
clan, Democrat.
Sergeant-at-arms of senate, Erie
Representative, Lawrence county,
physician, Republican.
Nye wni Indicted four times, Dle-
gel three times. One Indictment
was returned against each of the
others. Nye and Dlegel irero put
under S10.00C bonds and the others
under bonds of (5,000 each.
Columbus, O., May 4. Three sena
tors, two reprosontatlvea and one sen
ate attache were Indicted for solicit
ing bribes by the Franklin county
crand Jury, In' Its first report. , Tho
five men wero prepared for the an
nouncement and when notified of the
Jury's action went to the courthouse
In a body and furnished bond to ap
pear for arraignment in court tomor
row morning.
Nye, who caused the arrest of
Burns detectives on charges of brib
ing him, was among thoso indicted.
His bond was placed at ?10.000, as
Iso that of Sergeant-at-Arms Rodney
J. Dlegel of Erie county, alleged go
between. Dli'gel, It was roported,
was about to confess. Ho was sent
for by Detective Burns and spent con
siderable time ut tho courthouse, but
later, when asked if he had been
promised Immunity, declared he had
nothing to confess, In addition to
Nye, one other representative waB in
dicted, A. C, Lowry of Lawrence
county, son-in-law of Colonel H. A.
Harting, a rich manufacturer. Lowry,
like Nye, Is a physician.
There wore threo senators indict
ed: George K. Cetone of Montgomery
county, a fruit grower; Isaac N. Huff
man of Butler county, lawyer and for
mer school teacher; L. It. Andrews of
Lawrence county, attornoy. The
bonds of all save Nye and Dlegel
were fixed at $5,000. Surety bonds
-were supplied, save by Huffman and
Ono indictment was -oturnod
against each savo in the caso of Nye,
charging tho solicitation of bribes.
Four indictments were returned
against Nye. Dlegel was indicted
three times, as ho is Included in each
of tho bills against senators.
Andrews and Lowry, both of whom
ball 'from Lawrence county, are lie-
One of Republicans Ac
cused of Soliciting Bribes.
publicans, tho others Democrats.
Three Bills Involved.
The legislation in connection with
which tho indictments were returned
includes the women's nine-hour bill,
tho Whltternoro insurance bill to ad
mit mutual insurance companies now
barred, and the gerrymander bill de
signed to put off the bench Judge A.
Z. Blair of Portsmouth, who was in
strumental In tho Adams county elec
tion probe. Tho bribes which the In
dictments allege were eolicitcd range
from J100 to $5,000. The latter, it is
alleged, Nye demanded from a detec
tlvo posing as a lobbyist to secure
tho passage of the Whltternoro meas
ure. Nye, it is charged, solicited
bribes in connection with all tho bills
Friends of Speaker Vining rallied
to his support and put through vote
of confidence in tho house after he
had named a new calendar commit
tee, composed of high-class men
against whom there has been no sus
picion. It had beon reported that
progressives would seek to force the
retirement of the speaker, wbo is a
Democrat, but Lawrence IC Langdan
of Warren county, Republican floor
leader, disclaimed any such olert on
the part of the Republicans. Lang
ion and Price Russell of Wayne
county, the Democratic floor leader,
were both reappointed to the calen
dar committee, although both at first
declined to accept the job.
It Is said that startling confessions
Involving many members of tho leg
islature are in possession of William
J. Burns, head of tho detective
agency employed to uncover graft in
the legislature. Burns has spent prac
tically all his time here in examining
witnesses who may bo callod before
tho grand jury.
It is learned that some of those im
plicated In the boodlo disclosure were
weakening, and are now ready to toll
Burns the truth regarding tho corrupt
practices. At least one is said to
have- asked to tell his story to Gov
ernor Harmon. That tho governor
will absolutely refuse to take n hand
to savo anyone is apparent from the
firm stand ho Is taking to bring every
grafter to Justice.
Among tho witnesses before the
grand Jury waB Detective Harrison,
who explained the working of the
dictagraph, which tho dotoctives as
sort conveyed to a stenographer in
an adjoining room all conversations
in which bribe deals wero mado.
Threo detectives, F, 9. Harrison, A,
O. Bailoy and David H. Berry, who al
lege thoy trapped tho legislators in
the brlbory deal and who were ar
I rested last week at the lnstanco of
Andrew Carnegie Is Hale and
Hearty Nearing 74th Birthday
Copyright by American Press-Association, 1911.
ANDREW CARNROI13 uMt be seventy-fonr years old on Nov. 25 next,
but be Is still hale and hearty, and when ho goes for a walk he moves
nlang with u springy step thnt many men half his years do not have.
Above la un excellent likeness C the great Ironmaster made in New
York only a few days ago, nnd with it Is a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Carnegie,
their daughter Margaret nnd Mrs. Carnegie's sister. Mr. Carnegie -was In his
fiftieth year when he married, und thore Is only tltf one child to inherit such
millions as may be left after Mr. Carnegie hasfefeubed giving away huge for
tunes. Just now he is devoting his time principally to working for universal
peace. He was recently the guest of honor at a "peace dinner" given by the
New York Press club. In a brief speech be complimented the Journalists on
the work they arc doing for peace, and be paid them n delicate compliment by
saying that when be was young his greatest ambition was to become a reporter.
Nye, were bound over to the grand
jury, but that body returned "no
bills" In their cases.
Tho detectives will be the principal
witnesses at the trials of the assem
blymen and Dleglo, which, it Is de
clared, will bo pushed as rapidly as
possible. It Is announced that al
though! tho April term of court does
not run many weeks Iongor ordinar
ily, adjournment will not be taken
until tho bribery trials are disposed
of. Meanwhile, tho grand Jury will
continue its investigation.
County detectives are keeping a
'closo watch on tho implicated legisla
tors to seo that none of them attempt
to lcavo tho city. Immediate arrests
would follow any such attempts.
Tho probing Is going back as far
as possible, and ex-inembors arenot
After Representative George B.
Nye had reluctantly resigned from
the house steering committee, Speak
er Vining named a new committee, as
follows: Democrats, Russell, Gott
schall Combs and Frlebolln; Republi
cans, Langdon, GIbbs and Crist. Rus
sell and Langdon wero mombers of
the old committee, who resigned bo
cause of tho presence on tho commit
tee of Representative Nyo after he
admitted having acceptod a bribo.
The indictment of Dr. A. C. Lowry,
Lawrence county representative, has
its ironical side. Lowry is a son-in-law
of Colonel Henry A. Martlng,
iron nnd steel manufacturer of Iron
ton, and momber of the association
at whoso instance the investigation
was made. Tho incident Is consid
ered an unusual one In bribery Inves
tigations. House Passes Qebhardt BUI.
Columbus, O., May 4. Tho house,
by a vote of 60 to 48, passed the Gob
hardt bill, which takes uway many of
the powers now enjoyed by the board
of public works and confers then
upon Canal Engineer James R. Mar
ker. Factory Bill Passes.
Columbus, O., May 4. Employes of
workshops and factories are given
added protection against fire horrors
such as the Triangle shirtwaist fac
tory holocaust in the Donson bund
ling code bill, which passed tho bouse
with a big majority. Uudor he bill,
owners of workshops and factories
as welT as tho proprietors or mercan
tile establishments which employ
men, women and children, aro com
pelled to erect flro escapes and pro
vldo other means of protection
agalst flre, Workshop Inspectors can
order buildings closed whore the own
ers refuse to comply with tho law.
House Passes Bill to Send Leglsla
tive Grafters to Prison.
Columbus, O., May i Tho house
unanimously adopted tho Tod bill, In
creasing tho punishment for bribing
legislators. It makes It mandatory
for judges to sontonco guilty bribers
to a penitentiary term of one to 10
years and cuts out a fine as an alter
native penalty.
Tho house also passed tho David
son bill, establishing juvenile courts
in Allen, Butler, Columbiana Frank
lin,. Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Mont
gomery, Stark and Wood countlos.
Gerrymander BUI Changed.
Columbus, O., May 4. The Fulton
congressional gerrymander bill was
unrecognizable when reported to the
house by the federal relations com
mittee. All except three districts
wore changed and tho amended bill
makes 10 Democratic districts, whore
as the original bill provided for 11.
Kent, o., May . Lottie Mocklln,
13, had sovon fingers manglol, whon
she picked open a dynamite cartridge
with a pin. Three of the iflngcrs were
Scented Tooth Powder.
Orris root and prepared chalk Is
quite a simple tooth powder nnd may
bo purebnsed at your druggist's or
blended by yourself, one-third of bo
orris root to two-thirds of chalk.
i-. yi-
8pringfleld, O., May 4. Mrs. Kate
Marino was arrested hero and taken
back to Beaver, 0., to answer a
charge of bigamy and nonsupport of
a child. The marshal who came otter
her says she has a husband at Bea
ver. She married Mason Everett
McArtbur, O., May 4. Mrs. Benja
min Piper hanged herself in the barn
when she went to milk the cows.
Threo years ago her busband fell
from the haymow in the same barn
and was killed. The shock of bis
death unbalanced her mind.
East Liverpool, O., May 4. A
merger of all the electric porcelain
plants In the country, with one ex
ception, Is said to bo the object to be
considered at a general conference
of porcelain manufacturers at Tren
ton, N. J., today. The exception Is a
local concern. The majority of the
plants aro located In this city, Tren
ton, New Cumberland, Vavand Find
lay, O.
The Oriental Headdress.
Paul Polret, that much talked about
French dressmaker, has adopted the
style of having his manikins wear
pieces of bountifully tinted silk wrap
ped tightly around their heads so that
only a little of the front hair shows.
This fad has been taken up by the
fashionable world in Paris for Indoor
wear, and It replaces tho broad ribbons
for evening wear which were so popu
lar there the past wijjrfer. It Is an ex
cellent and a very pretty fashion for
homo use, especlally,'sttractlve. since
it keeps tho hair from looking untidy,
and tho silk handkerchief or scarf
obviates the necessity of wearing false
Handmade Turbans.
Lnrge nnd small turbans of supple
straw, handmade, nre being shown In
the shops. The crowns nre high, and
the trimming inn I; cm them more so.
CHICAGO Cattlo: Beeves, J5 0006 10;
Texas steers, $1 C06 CO; western steers,
54 8005 05; cows nnd heifers, J2 400
5 GO; stackers and feeders, 54 0005 45.
Calves S4 0005 75. Sheep and Lambs
Native sheep, (3 0004 CO; wostern, $3 25
ffi4 00; native lambs, 54 2506 10; west
ern, $4 C50B 25; jeatllngs, $4 4005 40.
Uokb LiBlit, $5 7001! 15; mixed, 55 70
C 03; heavy. $3 0005 D5; rough, $5 050
G 70: pigs, 15 5006 00. Wheat No. 2
red, 94H95?;c. Corn No. 2, 54064Sc.
Oats No. 2, 31 032c.
CINCINNATI Wheat: No. 2 red. 925?
15c. Corn No. 2 mixed, 565G4c.
Oats No. 2 mixed, 34034'4c. Rye No. 2,
f 1 0601 08. I.nrd 57 5007 60. Bulk Meats
$8 7509 00. Bacon 5 75010 00. But
ter Croamery extras, 24c; creamery
firsts and seconds, 2123c; dairy, 15c.
Poultry Springers, 2030c; hens, 12i4c;
turkeys, 14c. Eggs 12VS015c. Cattle
52 2505 50. Slwep 52 0003 75. Lambs
$4 5005 40. Hogs Butchers and shipper,
55 9006 10; common, J4 7506 00.
EAST BUFFALO Cattle: Export cat
tle. (5 6506 10; shipping steers, J5 500
6 76; butcher cattle, 56 0006 0C; heifers,
4 6006 75; fat cows. 53 5005 00; bulls,
$4 004 25; milkers and springers, (30 00
65 00. Calves 16 6007 00. Sheep and
Lambs Mixed sheep, 53 7504 00; weth
ers, U 0004 25; ewes, 3 5003 76; lambs,
$4 5005 90; yearlings, 54 2504 75. Hogs
Heavies, JO 25; mediums, 36 3006 40;
Yorkers, 16 6006 60; pigs, 56 60; roughs,
5 25; stags, $4 0004 75
PITTSBURG Cattle: Choice, JS 000
6 15: prime, 55 8506 00; tidy butchers,
J5 5O0C 70; heifers, J3 0005 65; fat cows,
bulls and stags, J2 5004 50; fresh cows,
125 00055 00. Calves Veal, J4 6006 25.
Sheep and Lambs Prime wethers, S3 90
04 10; good mixed, J3 6503 85; 1mbs.
13 0005 65; spring lambs, J7 00010 60,
Hops Heavy hogs, 16 0506 15; heavy
mixed, 56 2506 35; mediums and heavy
Yorkers, JS 5506 60; light Yorkers and
pigs, 56 6006 65.
CLEVELAND Cattle: Choice 55 900
6 15; good to choice steers, 56 5006 00;
heifers, 54 0005 25; fat cows, 54 2604 60;
bulls, 54 7605 25; milkers and springers,
520 00fffi0 00. Calves 56 25 down. Sheep
and Lambs Mixed sheep, 53 60; ewes,
53 5003 65; best sheep, 53 75; lambs,
54 0005 CO. Hogs Heavies, 56 00; me
diums, 56 2006 30; Yorkers, 56 3506 40;
llKhU, 5 40; roughs, 56 00; stags, 54 23
04 76.
TOLEDO Wheat, 92c; oorn, 65o; OAts,
35o; clovtrseed, 59 45.
Will Arraign McNamaros On Minor
Officials Admit Tbat Few Essential Points Id Times Dyna
miting Case Are Lacking And Thai To Disclose
Evidence To Defense Might Result Disastrously
Prosecutor Das Long Conference Witb McManigoL
At Wiiic!) Stenographer Was Present
Los Angeles, Cal., May 4. District
Attorney W. J. Ford arrived in Los
Angeles from Indianapolis Ind.,
bringing with him, according to
reports from the east, a duplicate of
tho confession made by Ortie Mc
Manlgal in Chicago, but lef using
either to affirm or deny that he has It.
The deputy prosecutor evaded an
swering many questions. He said he
would make no statement regarding
his trip or the evidence he obtained
until ho had conferred with J. D.
Fredericks, his chief, and perhaps
not- then. In -a few minutes the' con
ference began, and it continued sev
eral hours.
John J. McNamara and bis brother,
James B. McNamara, may be arraign
ed today. It developed, however, that
they probably will not be charged
with the dynamiting f the Times
building and the killing of 21 men.
The prosecution wants to avoid sub
mitting Its evidence in tho main case
at the arraignment of the McNa
inaras, and therefore may resort to
John Doe warrants and ralnor charges
to hold the prisoners. It Is admitted
that there aro some points In the evi
dence to be cleared up, and that if
tho defense got possession of It at
this time It would gain an advantage.
District- Attorney Fredericks de
clined to say what the minor charges
against the McNamaras will be.
"They might be charged with carry
ing dynamite in a public conveyance,"
he said.
Prosecutor Visits McManlgal.
Tho prosecutor went to the Jail
with a stenographer and for cd hour
talked with Ortie McManigal, appar
ently amplifying points .n the latter's
confession. Later Detective MrLaren
of tho Burns agency and Sergeant
Reed of the Chicago force, in whose
house .McManlgal made his first con
fession, took charge of the prisoner
for a short time They had a pair of
shoes, some articles of clothing, etc.,
which It Is presumed McManlral was
asked to Identify as having been
worn by one of the men accused.
A dispatch received here hrought
news that tho finger prints obtained
from James B. McNamara had been
received In San Francisco and are to
be compared with those found on the
launch Pcerlesa, used to carry the
dynamite J. B. Bryce and his asso
ciates brought from Giant to South
San Francisco,
Father of Dynamite Suspects Left
Penitentiary In 1906.
Columbus, O., May 4. John McNa
mara, the father of John J. and James
Newark, O., May 4. Judge Nicho
las, sitting in the case of Vincent
Sutley, charged with murder in con
nection with the Newark lynching,
took strong measures to stop tho per
sistent jury dodging that has marked
all of the trials.
When a new venire of 160 was call
ed the corurt told them that many
Butler County Legislator
Indicted In Bribe Scandak
B. McNamara, held in connection
with the dynamiting of the Los An
geles Times building, is a resident of
this city, never having returned to,
bis home in Cummlnsvllle. Hamilton
county, after having been discharged
from the penitentiary in 1906, where,
he served a term for assault. Adju
tant Walter Collins of tre Volunteers
of America speaks highly, of McNa
mara, wbo also has a good reputation .
among the people for whom ho has.
worked. McNamara was released from the
penitentiary late in 1006, his lite sen
tence having been commuted to 20
years by Governor Herrlck. After
the commutation had been granted
McNamara asked for a parole. -and bet
was released under tho conditions f
the same, a few months later, Ms
final discharge being made in the.
same year.
Muncle Backslides.
Muncie, Ind. May 4. By a major-,
ity of 519 Muncie, tho largest "dry"
city In Indiana, flopped back into ths
"wet" column. The result came a
the conclusion of a bitter and spec
tacular contest In which hundreds of
women participated.
had been escaping service on the Im
provised plea that they were opposofl.
to capital punishment Ho warned)
them that If this continues he will'
convene a special grand jury and wiKi
indict for perjury those founl guilty
of lying 'o escape Jury duty. Follow
Ing this tbreSftJurors were uocured.
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