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''ikJ MT VERN0N' 0HI0' FRIDAY MAY 10, 1912 No. 38
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TAFT 13 GIVEN
GREAT
Large Columbus
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President
Calls Roosevelt Dangerous Declares That Policies Pur
sued By tils Administration Were Inaugurated By
Predecessor Who Now Assails Them Expresses
Belief That Dissolution Of Standard Oil Company
Was Good Thing For Country
Columbus, O., May 9. When ha
appeared In Memorial ball President
Taft was given a great ovation by
the large crowd assembled to bear
him defend his administration front
the attacks of Colonel Roosevelt and
tako & few whacks at the sago ot
Oyster Bay. His remarks were greet
ed with loud approval.
In his address he vigorously de
nounced Colonel Roosevelt's attacks.
These he termed absolutely unjust
and uncalled for. As to many of the
Issues upon which his predecessor Is
fighting him, be said they were poli
cies whirh Colonel Roosevelt himself
hasTailvocsittd, both as president and
as private citizen,
He scoieil Colonel Roosevelt as an
advocate of class hatred and a man
who Is appealing to the element of
discontent. "It is dangerous to put
such a man in the office of presl
d it," he said.
"Mr. Roosevelt is not a safe man
for this country to trust, with his
Ideas as to the recall of court de
cisions," he declared with emphasis.
The pi evident defended his action
In prosecution of the trusts and espe
cially the dissolution of the Standard
OH' company. In most of these ac
tions, he said, he was following out
the plan adopted by Mr. Roosevelt as
president, who In turn was criticising
him because the results obtained do
not seem to be tho best remedy.
This, however, the president denied.
He said it was his opinion that the
dissolution of the oil trust was a
good remedy.
Greatest applause greeted him in
his defense of his advocacy of the
Canadian reciprocity.
Says Teddy Now Howling.
"Mr. Roosevelt Is now howling to
the farmers that it was a measure
Intended to harm them and is playing
for their support on this issue. I
deny It was against the interest ot
the fanner, and I will not change
my opinion for I don't caro how many
Totes. The treaty was killed by tho
Canadians and Is now a dead issue,
but Mr. Roosevelt Is using it tor po
litical purposes against me. He him
self advocated the measure and
wrote articles commending it, but
now he Is explaining that he did not
understand It and la sorry he sup
ported the measure," Mr. Taft said.
Answeilng the colonel's charge
that he was using public office pat
ronage to obtain his renomlnation,
he said TO per cent of the present
public officeholders were Mr. Roose
velt's npnolnteea, and a majority of
Cincinnati. May 9. With his
clothes a raging mass of flames, Cap
tain Jack Conway ot the salvage
corps, and hero ot many fires, took
his most sensational and perhaps his
fast ride. With his entlro company
he was blown out of the Prostolight
zonipany Are by a series ot six ex
plosions of gas tanks. Practically
every member of tho salvage corps
was burned. Efforts were made to
vmother the flames that licked tho
ilant form of the heroic Conway, but
the chemical mlxturo burned fiercely
Into his flesh. As the automobile
CINCINNATI FIREMAN
ENGULFED IN FLAMES
VAIN
Crowd Listens To
them are now fighting for the col
onel's re-election.
President Taft spent a busy day In
Ohio, which started at Rata via early
in the morning. At Portsmouth the
piesldent said: "I'm up against the
wall and I'm.belng hit. I'm Jng hit
below the belt and I'm here to fight,"
he continued, and the crowd yelled
with delight.
At "Wincheslpr, Seaman and Pee
bles the president was speaking In
Adams county, wheic Judge A. Z.
Blair disfranchised for several years
nearly 2,000 men for being concerned
In vote-buying and vote-selling, al
though he did not know this until
later. The humorous side of the sit
uation appealed to one man who was
on the statIo"h platform at Seaman.
"What's he talking to these people
for?" he asked, "they're all disfran
chised and can not vote for him."
President Taft will spend eight
days, beginning" next Monday, cam
paigning in Ohio. Ills Itinerary cov
ers practically every city of more
than 5 000 inhabitants. He will zig
zag across the state several times
both north and south, and will make
about 100 speeches In all, or an aer
nge of about 10 a day.
ROOSEVELT PLEASED
Hears Good News From Several
States In West.
Oyster Bay. N Y., May 9. As the
reports' of the Roosevelt successes in
Texas, Washington, Kansas and Min
nesota roll in on top of the Maryland
victory, the colonel Is overjoyed.
Ohio Is In the foreground as the
next and almost the'flnal battlefield.
Colonel Roosevelt refuses to com
ment on the outlook. Baying: "I'm a
better warrior than a prophet." But
from his air of confidence he evident
ly believes Ohio will declare for him.
The ground for the Ohio fight Is
being gone over most carefully. No
detail is being lost sight of. The
colonel Is going a day ahead of time
previously announced, leaving on
Monday Instead of Tuesday. William
Ward and James Garfield were
among those who went into confer
ence with thu rolonel especially on
the Ohio situation.
AS YOU LIIE IT
Emma Calve, grand opera prima
donna, has announced her marriage
jo Marie Oaspey, the tenor.
The dead body of Anna Becker,
fQ, was found in Little Walnut creek
It Oroveport. O. It ii thought sho
committed suicide.
sped to the hospital bystanders saw
in anguish the spectacle of Captain
Conway virtually transformed in a
pillar of fire.
NABS GOVERNOR'S DOG.
Columbus, O., May 9. In a
raid on the residence district
Dog Catcher Kotcham picked up
Governor Harmon's pet colllo
and carted It off to the dog
pound, In company with a bunch
of other pedigreed canines.
Troubles
INQUIRY INTO STEEL SITUATION BEFORE
SPECIAL EXAMINER HENRY P. BROWN WILL
CONTINUE IN NEW YORK FOR TWO MONTHS
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, w i n -ru i l j e e. i .ii.. ' Port Chester, N. Y., and George E. Hoi
New York, May 9 The Investlga-1 ed States Steel corporation by Henry, ,. ' '. . u
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tlon into the steel business of the
country begun as a preliminary to the
government's suit to dissolve the Unit -
URNED
New York, !May 9. In the steel
trust hearing before Examiner Henry
P. Brown, Jacob M. Dickinson, spe
cial assistant attorney general, sue
reeded in drawing from Harry A.
Whitney the story of the destruc
tion of hundreds of documents bear
ing upon the connection of the Amer
Klndlay, O., May 9,. William Jen
nings Bryun sprung the biggest sen
sation of his Ohio tour here when he
gave out a carefully prepared state
ment chtuglng that the friends of
Governor Harmon during the latter
part of June, 1908, tried to purchase
delegates Instructed for Bryan.
Bryan says that If Governor Har
mon will deny In writing that such
Lima. O., May !). foul play is be'
lloved to have caused the death of
Thomas
las Shea, an Indianapolis rail -
man, whom mutilated bo.ly vns
raed In 'the Ottawa liver. -
rond
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ELLS HOW S
HARMON ENTERS DENIAL
FIND BODY
IN RIVER
: BVAMgRtCWt PRE5S ASOC!ATK?n
P. Brown will continue for at least
two months. The evidence that Mr.,shoe company of Catasauqua, Pa.,
. Brown gathers will ultimately be were witnesses the first day.
TEEL TRU!
THE RECUR
ican Steel and Wire company with
the wire rope pool.
The papers in question were the
basis of the injunction by which the
government attempted to restrain the
steel corporation from destroying any
more evidence In connection with the
wire pool Indictments. Among them
OF BRYAN'S CHARGE
an effort was made, he will produce
the letter in which the ofTer was
made.
Harmon Enters Denial.
Columbus, O., May 9. Governor
Harmon issued a signed statement In
tho presence of his presidential cam
paign manager, llugn Nichols, In reply
to the charge of William J. Bryan
made at Klndlay. The governor said:
"I emphatically deny that anyone,
authorized to act In my behalf or
with my knowledge or consent, of
fered to purchase delegates in June,
1908, or at any other time."
Titanic Relief Fund Grows.
New York. May 9. With a fund
leaiing $120,000 back of It, the Red
i Cross emergency relief committee Is
still working at high speed to relievo
j the financial dlsticss caused by tho
I V)tanlodlsaster.
i . -
Carsouc Who was It said "deeds
, ,ull(ler than oids?" Geblnudt
J ueu l( lcn, cstnte llgeut.
turned over to the United States cir
cuit court at Trenton, N. J:, Where ar
guments will probably be heard within
a year. Jacob M. Dickinson, special
assistant to the attorney general, and
Henry E.?Colton are in direct charge
, of the government's case. The cor
poration's counsel are Richard V. Lln
dabury, Cordenlo A. Severance and
Raynal C. Boiling. Wallace Buell of
were letters said to reveal the con
nection of the United States Steel
Products company with the wire pool
and its patticlpntlon in the fixing of
prices. They had been returned by
the United States district attorney to
the American Steel and Wire com
fany with the understanding, the
government contends, that they were
to be preserved.
Under questioning from Mr. Dickin
son, Mr. Whitney iclated how early
in November or late In October he
had. acting under instructions from
Vice President Baackes, superintend
ed the destruction of the documents,
which were burned beneath the boil
ers of the north works of the Ameri
can Steel and Wire company at
Worcester, Mass.
Delaware, O, May 9. After a pro
longed search by husband and neigh
bors, .Mrs. Emma Shults, 60, residing
in a fnim north of here, was found
frowned In 10 Inches of water In
Mum creek. Sho had gone Ashing.
As Mrs. Shults was subject to epilep
tic attacks, It is supposed she suffered
ne of these and fell Into the creek,
according to her husband.
Zanesvillo, O., May 9. Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Vlckroy of Rosseuu
wore both stricken with appendicitis
at the came time, and four physicians
Operated on the couplo at the same
time. Both rallied and will recover.
WOMAN
DROWNED
MUST RUN
IN FAMILY
ALDERMAN WW BREAK
BANKRUPT
Columbus, 0., May 9. A. Dean Al
derman of Marietta, who was de
posed as postmaster of that city last
week, filed a voluntary petition in
bankruptcy. Ills liabilities are given
at $12,223 and his assets at $3,230
J.
FATE OF HUFFMAN
HINGES ON ALIBI
State Will Attack Testimony of
Senator's Colleagues,
Columbus, O., May 9. After taking
two days to select a Jury, the retrial
proper of Senator Isaac E. Huffman
f Oxford, Butler county, charged
with bribery, began in Judge Rath
mell's court with the statements ot
the case by the attorneys.
Prosecutor Turner's opening state
ment showed that the state will vig
orously assail the alibi pleaded by
Senator Huffman In his first trial,
when the Jury disagreed, and which
will be his defense again.
After reciting the familiar story of
the alleged bribery brought out Jn
previous trials. Prosecutor Turner
said:
"The defense will say that Senator
Huffman was attending a taxation
meeting that afternoon after the ad
journment of the senate, and that he
did not leave there until 6 o'clock,
after which he went out with his
wife to dinner. We will show jou
that the senate adjourned between 3
and 3:30 that afternoon, that Senator
Huffman did attend a meeting of the
committee on taxation, but that be
fore C o'clock he left the meeting and
went to the Chittenden. He was
there between 3:30 and 6."
Allen Andrews of defendant's coun
sel declared in his statement: "All
jou have heard is the conjuring up
of a Chicago crook. They have used
a confessed bribe-giver to inculpate
an alleged bribe-taker."
Cops Watch Speeders.
Youngstown, O., May 9. Policemen
Vn citizens' clothes and mounted on
wotorc.vcles have been detailed to
irrest automobile speeders. A notice-!
able decrease in speed violations has
been noted
LIVE STOCK AND GRAIN
CHICAGO Cattle: Receipts, 21,000
bend; beeves. $3 90 18 S 90; Texas
steers. iZ n3" 25; western steers.
ffi l'T)Ci CO; stockers and feeders.
Si KiifiS GO; cows and heifers. $2 75
G'7 GO calve. $3 00S 00. Hogs
Iteceipts, 20,000 head: light. $7 25
7 7.": mixed. $7 ",3f?7 82A: heavv,
$7 S3f27 90; ronsh. $7 3:.Cr7"55; pigs.
54 S5fi 93. Sheep and Lamb -Receipts,
IS.OOO h.ead; native sheep,
M G541" 50; western. $5 00ff?7 fir.;
njtive lambs, $3 1019 00; western,
$i! 25iJ9 G.r.; yearlings. 16 OOirS ::f.
Wheal No 2 red. $1 171T1 19. Corn -No
2. S0'AS0aic Oats--.'o. 2 white,
EAST BUFFALO rattle- Receipts
3 cars: exiiort cattle, $7 lOfi'7 45,
shipping steers, $7 107 S3; heifers,
$(. .15fi6 S3: butc'ier cattle, J7 10E
7 33: fat cows, $3 25ft5 25; bulls. $4 00
SG 10: milkers and springers, $25 00
fN3 00; calves, $S 00(f?S 50. Hoes
Receipts, 13 cars; heavies, JS 10
5 20: mediums, $8 O'.fJS 10: Yorkers,
$8 OOfrrS 10; pigs, 16 75WG $5: roughs,
?fi 90T'7 10; stags. $5 .Vlffrti 00 Sheep
and I.ambs Receipts, 43 cars: jear
lings, $G 75(jp7 '5; wethers, $6 50fr
6 73: mixed sheep, $C, OOifrt. 25; ewes,
$5 50C 00; lambs, $6 OOiTS 50.
PITTSBURG - Cattlo- He:epts
light; choice cattle, $S 258 GO;
prime. $7 75S 15 tidy butchers,
$7 2(j?7 55; holfers, J5 00fi7 50: fat
cows. $3 506 50; bulls. $4" 507 25;
fresh cows, $25 00G0 00; calves,
55 n0ff!7 JO. Hogs -Receipts, 10 curs;
heavv hogs mediums and heavy S'ork
ers, $7 907 93; light Yorkers, ?7 00
7 25; pigs, $G 00(fi7 00. Sheep and
Lambs - Receipts light; prime weth
ers. SF. 7551 G 00; good mixed, $5 40
5 70' fair mixed, $4 75ST5 30; lambs.
$4 COfiS 00, spring Iambs, 17 00
11 on.
CINCINNATI Tattle- Receipts.
1.0K4 head: steers. $4 5008 00; heif
ers. $4 00r7 50; cows. $2 25)B 50;
calves, $3 0007 50 Hogs Receipts,
2.S05 head; packers, $7 65'gS 00;
common sows. $5 OQfl" 15: pigs and
lights, 5 004T7 10: stags. $4 00r36 00.
Sheep and Lambs Receipts, 424
head: sheep, $2 755 00; lambs. f5 50
37 50: spring lambs, $r 009 50.
Wheat No. 2 red, $1 .MCI 25, Corn -No.
2 mixed, S2(f?)S3e. Oats-No. 2
mixed, 5Sii5&V4c. Rye No. 2, 909Sc.
CLEVELAND Cattle: Receipts.
150 head; choice fat steers, $7 00
7 25; fair steers, $G 00G 75: holfers,
$5 0007 00, fat cows, $3 506 25;
fat bulls. 33 r.Olffi 50: milkers and
springers, $20 00GOOO; calves, $7 75
(ft 8 00. Hogs Receipts, 1.000 head;
mediums, $7 90; Yorkers, $7 90; pigs,
$G COSftC 75: roughs. $C 90; tags, $5 75
(ffti 00. Sheep and Lambs Receipts,
GOO head; choice clipped lambs, $7 75
f! 8 00.
TOLEDO Wheat, $1 19-V,; corn,
'lc;, oats, G0c; cloverreed, $12 90.
IN LEVEE
Lets Loose Another Great
Volume Of Water
Dealt), Destitution And Dis
tress Follow In Wake
A Prosperous Town In
Louisiana Completely
Submerged
FIND DEAD IN DESERTED HOMES
Couriers Go by Horse and Boat to
Warn People That Deluge Is Ap
proaching Rescuing Party In
Steamer Picks Up 750 Refugees
Who Had Spent Three Days Hud
dled Together Like Animal on
Top of Dike.
New "Orleans, May 9. Morevllle,
prosperous town, was completely sub
merged when the Bayou des Glace
levee, near the great Torras crevasse,
broke and let loose upon the already
flooded sugar country another great
volume of water.
The destitution and distress that
follows in the path of the crevasses
had a practical demonstration at
Melville, when the steamer Whitman
with 7E0 refugees from the McRea
section landed here. Huddled togeth
er like cattle, these vnfortunates had
been on the levees for.tJbre,edays.
Immediately following the break
couriers were sent on horseback and
by boat, where the water was deeper,
to warn even one within reach, but
fears were expressed that a number
of people had been trapped. The
panic-stricken people of the interior
continue to tell of seeing many per
sons dtown, and more than once res
cue paities have entered humble
homes to find only the dead bodiei
of their former inmates.
IN CIEK
Chardon, O.. May 9. Marv Hotlo
ich, the j ear-old daughter of Mr.
and Mis. Charles Hololwich, drowned
m a pail of water. Mrs. Hololwich
left the little girl In the house while
she went out to milk the cows. The
pail of water was on the porch. The
child fell into it aud was unablo to
Bet out before death came.
THE FIRST
Columbus. O., May 9. Henry K.
Shaffer. 24, employed at the Pauldlug
Cement company's plant In Paulding,
nas the first person killed who came
bnder the new compensation act. IJn
ler the provisions of the act his de
pendents will be awarded $3,400
iamages.
KILLED
San Diego, Cal., May 9.- A police
man was shot In the back, ano'her'e
head was cut open by a thrown
hatchet and an unidentified man was
I killed hero in a light precipitated
hen policemen were fired upon from
windows ot a house occupied by
members of tho Industrial Wol;er&
of the Woild.
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