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Semi-Weekly Founded
1908 i
Wayne County Organ
of the
Weeklv Founder!. 1844 &
66th YEAR.
NO. 45
nil! coal ftl 1
Senator Elkins In Protec
tion Plea In Senate.
West Virginia Millionaire Says Pro
ducers Are In No Position to
Stand Reduction of Pres
ent Rates.
Washington, .Tuiu 3. During the dis
cussion liy the somite of the schedules
on coal and oil, protect Ion for tho coal
unil petroloum Industries of tho United
States was the slogan on the senate
floor of Senator Elkins of West Vir
ginia. Senator Elkins said that the coal
producers are in no position to stand a
reduction in the existing rates of duty
or reciprocal relations with Canada
and that protection should ho given to
independent oil producers regardless
of whether It would lienellt the Stand
ard Oil company.
Mr. Elkins said that coal mining has
been for general Ions the chief Indus
try of West Virginia. He said coal
should he considered In connection
with transportation, as It does not be
come valuable for commercial pur
poses until It reaches the point of dis
tribution and consumptions
The average profit on a ton of bitu
minous coal Is about 15 cents, he said,
and during tho last two years he as
sorted that there had been no prolit.
feihor constitutes about SO per cent of
tile cost.
"The coal Industry can no more be
disturbed without great damage," said
Mr. Elkins, "than the manufacturing
interests of New England, New York,
New Jersey and Pennsylvania without
bringing distress upon communities
and even disorganizing society, as each
coal mine is the nucleus of a town."
Mr. Elkins declared that if Nova Sco
tia coal should be made free or the
duty reduced it would gradually enter
New England and displace the 10,000,
000 tons of coal now shipped there
from West Virginia, Maryland and
Pennsylvania. The effect mld be to
throw out of employment from TJ.OUO
to 15,000 miners and reduce the wages
of the rest.
In speaking of the petroleum indus
try Mr. Elkins said he proposed to
vote to protect it by levying a reason
able duty on it and that he would not
voto otherwise in response to a preju
dice against the Standard Oil compa
ny. He offered figures to show that
during tho past two years oil produc
tion has doubled in the United States.
The value of oil producing property
of independent concerns uud independ
ent refiueries, he suld, is about eight
times greater than that of the Stand
ard Oil company. The independent
producers sell most of their oil to the
Standard Oil company, which Mr. El
kins explained by the fact that this
company has nearly all of the pipe
lines to the sea and docs most of the
refining. According to the senator's
figures, the Standard'Oil compauy pro
duces only 11 per cent of the crude oil
of the United States and independent
operators produce the other 89 per
Tho 250 Independent oil producers
In West Virginia, Mr. Elkins said, in
sist that If the countervailing duty on
crude petroleum and Its products Is
taken off, as provided in the Payne
bill, there should be n duty of 40 per
cent ad valorem on petroleum and Its
products or a specific duty of 1 cent a
gauon on crude on.
"If there Is to be a revision In the
tariff I protest on making it down
ward on coal, oil, lumber, iron ore,
hides and other southern products and
not on highly protected products," he
said. "Why reduce the duty on lum
ber 50 per cent and Increase or retain
a high duty on wheat, barley, cotton,
woolen goods, cutlery, shoes, sugar
and manv other articles.' Protection
should not lie mountain high on some
competing products, with none on otb
ers. The present tariff bill must be
t illicit right to last. Duties must lie
fairly and Justly levied and distributed
on foreign products, with no favorit
ism to states or sections."
He ("jfeats Georgo Slosson In 'Balk
' Line Billard Match.
Now York, June 3. George Sutton,
formerly of Chicago, but now a resi
dent of this city, won the world's
championship title at 1S.1 balk Hue
billiards from Ucorge Slosson nt tho
Madison Square Garden here. The
giinie went thlrty-nlno Innings, and at
every stage from the third Inning Slos
son was outplayed.
Sutton's work h) the twenty-eighth
ttmtuir vn mi In Ills In. st form TTi
made a run of seventy, most of which I
ho gathered from delicate line nurs
lug. Slosson also made his best effort
in this tuning with his high run of
twenty-six. When tho match ended
with Sutton's required 500 points Slos
son's total was only 201.
Seven Indictments Follow Failure For
$1,500,000 In Detroit.
Detroit, Mich... June 3. As a result
of the $1,500,000 failure of the Detroit
brokerage firm of Cameron Currie &
Co.. Louis II. Case, managing partner;
Herbert II. Page, Robert L. Edwards,
Krnest Kraetke hnd William H.
Strltzskie, clerks, and William Itowley 1
and Frederick T. Dolsen. telegraph
mwii'iilnra nnmtnvml lv tlin rlofimnf
firm, have been Indicted on charges of
criminal irregularity.
Three Indictments were returned,
one being against the seven men joint-,
, , ,. ,f ric t.ii,.i,iii..
l, .lull I I, iii.ti. Mint ui.Ji , I
One indictment charges Case with
wrongfully converting a check for '
$15,000 on complaint of James A. Cur-1
tls In connection with a deal of 200
shares of railroad sttock.
One nllegcs that Case wrongfully
converted a check for $1,212. The
third Indictment charges Case Jointly
with the others with being implicated
in an alleged conspiracy to defraud the
Cnrrle tinn of. $50,000.
It is alleged that tho indicted men
jointly by the use of fictitious names
and names of citizen) used without
their consent conspired to defraud
Cameron Currie by unauthorized use
of the Cameron Currie & Co. credit
with Ilayden, Stone & Co. of lioston
and other institutions and banks.
Latter Will Inspect Part of the Great
Northern Railroad.
' St. Paul. Minn., June !!. President
j L. W. Hill of the Great Northern rail-,
way announces that John F. Stevens,
who has just resigned as lirst vice
president of the New York, New Ha
ven and Hartford railroad, will join
the Great Northern. Mr. Hill said: I
"Mr. Slovens has boon engaged by
the Great Northern Railroad company
to inspect and report on the road's
water power in Montana and Wash
ington and look into other engineering
questions now up ror consideration.
"He was engaged because lie Is the
best man in the country to do the
work and because as he was leaving
the New Haven road he was nt liberty
at the right time. The work he has
ahead of him will require about six
Samuel Gompers to Go to Europe.
Contempt Decision In October.
Washington, Juno 3. Samuel Goni-
rvntit imno ilnnl O twl li'l'flll I. A I 1 ril CAli
secretary of the American federation
Federation of Labor, 'hacTHt further
conference with the president regard
ing matters affecting organized labor.
Mr. Taft promised to take the matters
up with members of his cabinet during
the summer months.
Mr. .Gompers sails for Europe on
June 10 on the steamship Baltic and
will be gone until September. He will j
make a general investigation of Indus
trial conditions In Great Britain and
on the continent. He has been in
formed that the court of appeals of
the District of Columbia will not ren-
der a decision In the contempt cases in
which he is one of the defendants un-
til October.
Closing Stock Quotations.
Money on call was 2 per cent; tlm
money and mercantile paper unchanged
In rates. Closing prices or stocks were:
Amal. Copper... 84
Atchison 109 K.
Norf. & West... KH4
Northwestern i..lSiy
Penn. R. B
Reading 1HU
Rock Island St.
St. Paul 1S3
Southern Fac.,124
Southern Ity.... 31H
B. & 0 115
Brooklyn K. T. . 79W
Ches. & Ohio....
,L.. 74Vi
D, & H
Gen. Electric... 101 South. Ry. pr... 70
111. Central 147 Sugar 131
Int.-Met 16 Texas Paolflo... S4
Louis. &Nash..t33Vi Union Pacific. . .10
Manhattan 147 U. S. Steel CT
Missouri Pac... 7SV4 U. S. Steel pf.lS2
N. Y. Central. ...181 West. Union..,. 76
Motormen In Philadelphia
Pulled from Cars.
McCnrter & English of Trenton ap
peared as President Ilolnzo's personal
Cars Are Set on Fire and Thrown representative. He said that .Mr.
Across the Tracks Police Pow
erless to Check the An
gry Assailants.
Philadelphia, June 3. The attempt
of tho Philadelphia Knpid Transit com-
Vmy to operate Its cars with strike
breakers Imported from other cities
rcHultcd In the most serious rioting
j which has- occurred since the strike
i of the street car men began.
! In the Kensington district, where
, many mills are located, the feeling ran
! high. Mobs of men, women and chil-
dren pulled tho niotornien and con
ductors from their cars and beat them
i severely.
lu many Instances cars were set on
fire and lu other cases thrown across
the tracks. The police were power
less to control the angry strike sym
pathizers. When they charged the
mob It separated only to form again
1,1 llIU v,tml v ""'-
hen the rioting started every car
lllill IMMIIU 111' fUl llll" Ull' "HI UP "l
thp company were taken off the street,
Sl-'vt-,'i,1 policemen were injured during
the ''loting.
, ,St l"itlrotl more strike breakers
hired in New ork were detrained at
barn In closed cars under heavy police
escort. They were hooted, and stones
wore thrown at them by strike syni
palhlzors along the route.
Seldom in the history of modern
traction has so singular a situation de
veloped as that in which Philadelphia
finds Itself enmeshed. With the pri
maries due next Saturday, the Repub
lican "machine" faces an inevitable
loss of prestige and votes, no matter
whether the Philadelphia ltapid Tran
sit company Wins or loses. That the
city government is straining every
nerve to assist tho company Is freely
admitted by unbiased persons, espe
cially those who are maintaining a
noutrtil altitude.
Even the stranger who alighted In
Philadelphia this morning cnu'd coo
that tho city was under what amount-
ed almost to martial law. in the
courtyard of the city hall, opposite the
Broad street slatlon, a troop of natty
nmiinlod police stood beside their sad-
died horses, ready and waiting for alder Ihe F.rdman act, returned here
call to any point whdre nn outbreak i from Atlanta. Ga.. where they had
of violence threatened. In the eorrl- ' been directing their efforts to an ad
dors of the building were ranged rows just meat of tho strike on the Georgia
of motor cycles, and blue clad police railroad.
olllcers in black puttees, with signlfi- A tentative agreement has been en
cant lumps on their right hips, lounged tered into lie! ween the olllcers of the
in rooms' to the right and left of the road' and the strikers whereby train
passageway. service has boon resumed, but there
The Mime conditions prevail in every I are yet points of difference between
section of the ilty. Policemen are ev- the parties in controversy. The Indlca
erywhore. always with their night tIon are that the differences will be
sticks hanging loose and handy. submitted to arbitration, but that is
Strike Director Pratt and President not yet definite.
Timothy Hoaly of the International1 Mr. Knnpp and Dr. Nelll brought the
Brotherhood of Stationary Firemen do- two parties to the controversy togoth
dared that they could bring out the er so that the train service on the road
elevated men and the power house could be resumed. That Is as far ns
men whenever the actions of the com-, they could go under the law. If the
pany made this a desirable tactical , two sides cannot agree upon a fair nd
niovc. These men hold mass meetings j justment of all the trouble the ar
boglunlng at 2 a. m. rangeinont Is that they will submit It
The company's latest stand Is that it , to arbitration. Thus far no arbitrators
positively will not consider nrbltra- imvt. ),een mimed, nnd none will bo
tion involving the point of recognition , named until It shall become evident
of the union. I tmr a settlement cannot be reached
An offer or a bribe of .fl.OOO to call
u- the strike In the Willow Grove 6am
Is declared by Conductor G. C. Bach-
man to have been made to him. Bach -
man reported the matter to Strike Dl -
recior rrau, who lwwen n sinienienr
! Ill which he added that he himself
I Knew peupie ueic who wuiuu jmj- inui
I -'.."uii to get out of town.
All Traffic Tied Up When Conductors
and Motormen Go Out.
PIttsfleld, Mass., Juno 3. All traffic
thn llnna nf Iho Plftcflnlil Htvnnl-
IlaIhvily company ls tied up by a
, otrM.. nf tim 10s ortnotn.-a n,i n,inr.
A demand of the men for an increase
of a cent an hour and for a ten hour
working day led to the strike, which
came as asurprlse to the company of
ficials In view of the fact that they
hnd arranged to have a conference
with the employees later In the week.
The strike leaders issued a. state
ment asserting that two attempts on
their part to approach the officials of
the company or a conference had been
D. F. Fitzgerald, a member of the
general executive board of tho Amal
gamated Association of Electrical
Street Ballway Employees of America,
has come from New Haven, Conn., to
take chargo of the strike.
No Opposition at Meeting of United
Copper Stockholders.
New York, June 3. The absence of j
F. Augustus Helnze, president and lar- '
gest Individual stockholder of the Unit- i
cd Copper company, was the feature
of the annual meeting at Hobokon at
which a Helnze board was elected
without a dissenting vote,
t'onover English of the law firm of
Helnze was Ul and would not be able
to nttend.
"Whore's Arthur P. HolnzeV" was
"He Is sick too," said English. "He's
in a hospital."
Itlchard 1!. KHroy appeared as the
custodian of tho proxies for Hclnze's
stock, Kilroy voted 241,(151 shares.
Eight directors were to lie elected.
Nino persons were nominated, us fol-
David Melkeljohn, F. A. Helnze and
George I.ane. Butte. Mont.; L. A. Dun
ham. Salt Lake City; Stanley Gilford,
M. M. Joyce and Hicbard K. Kilroy of
this city, W. P. Byrnes. Montreal, and
Abraham V. Wyckoff. Newark.
Each of the nine nominees received
241.C51 votes. It was explained that
Wyckoff was nominated because at
the last moment It was discovered that
one of the directors must be a New
Jersey resident.
"Of course tho company can have
only eight directors, but Wyckoff. nft
er being properly elected, can resign,"
explained one of the Helnze adher
ents. Only F. A. Helnze and. Stanley Glf
ford were members of the old board.
The latter Is abroad.
George P.aglln. vice president of tho
company, who was committed to the
Tombs In contempt of court, was ar
raigned before Judge LiTcombe and
was permitted to go. with the under
standing that if lie intended to leave
tho city he must notify District At
torney Wise throe days before the
time of his Intended departure.
linglin was released on the ground
that his term ns vice president and di
rector of the copper company had ex
pired and that lie could no longer bo
hold accountable as an otlicer of the
company for hiding the books.
San ford iioblnson, another former
director, was granted until Friday to
show why ho should not follow Bng
liu lo a Tombs cell for contempt of
conrl In refusing to -Ivo up the books.
Points of Difference, Although Train
Service Has Been Resumed.
Washington. June ;. Chairman
Kuapp of the Interstate commerce
commission and Dr. Charles P. Nelll,
commissioner of labor, mediators un-
In the event of the appointment of
- nrbltrators it Is not unlikely that ,Mr.
: Knnpp and Dr. Nelll will be named,
' wlti, ppri,aps third man. not yet sug-
i nested.
Year In Prison and Fine For "Two
Queens" Promoters In Arizona.
Kansas City, June .1. Frank H.
Horn, S. H. Snyder and Bayniond P.
May were sentenced to serve a year
at Leavenworth and to pay a fine of
$500 each, nnd John E. Horn was
fined ?500 In the federal court here for
fraud In promoting the "Two Queens"
mine In Arizona.
E. S. Horn, the other defendant, who
collapsed when the verdict was re
turned, was still too ill to appear for
The judge in pronouncing judgment
said the fine of $500 was a ridiculously
smnll amount to punish so serious an
Theological Student Drowned.
Columbus, 0 June 3. Alfred Seldel
of Altoona, Pa., a theological student
at the .Tosephlnul, a Catholic institu
tion lrere, wus drowned In Alum creek
while bathing. Ho was a victim of
Rev. Dr. Peters Uses Plain Speech at
Beer Makers' Convention.
Atlantic City, N. J., June Tho
chief feature of the brewers' conven
tion hero wns an address by thtj-Uov.
Dr. John P. Peters, chairman oT the
committee of fourteen which Is Inves
tigating the liquor question lu New
York. I
He advocated the wiping out of sa- ,..,., . ,,
loons that are not conduced according GOVERNMENT ASKS MORE TIME
to law and also urged a better en- '
forcement of reasonable and fair liq-1
u,jr 1,1 WM- ! Says It Will Produce Hitchcock,
In discussing the causes of the prohl
bit Ion movement Bev. Mr. Peters Mack, Cortelyou and Some of
frankly told tfte members of the Brew-1 J. Pierpont Morgan's Asso
ers' association that the liquor dealers . , -.,
themselves are partly responsible for clates as Witnesses.
the agitation In that they have not al-
ways conducted their business prompt-'
ly, Indianapolis, Ind June It. After a
Speaking especially of conditions in sharp controversy lu which the court
New York city, he said the brewers by took a prominent part over the merits
their methods of transacting business J of tho "Panama scandal," the govorn
lnive shouldered the responsibility for nwnl woll l)olut lu Its u.osw.mioll of
political corruption and other evils and j (;hll.llM n W11I1W mu, iuL.Van
flaunted In the tnee of tho people tho j s , , ((f , ,,
fact that they do so. in,,, , , ,
"Anv effort on the part of brewers to ! Vws' ,mlk'twl ''' raml Jp" 1,1 tuo
hotter conditions Is rendered dillicult j "Strict of Columbia on the charge of
hi New York and In the country at j criminal libel in publishing Intiina
large by the bodge podge of uur liquor Hons that there was enormoiiH graft In
laws." I the purchase of the Panama canal by
The administration of the Raines j the United States,
law In New York, he said, had been It was the second day of the hearing
probablv worse than the law itself, before Judge Anderson In the United
which 'is a most faulty and vicious 1 States district court on the govern
one. lie added: ! meut's application for an order reniov-
"Our courts In New York are not ' mg the defendants to the District of
above reproach. They have establish-; Columbia for trial,
ed a svstem of testimony, methods of i At the request of Federal Attorneys
procedure and the like which turn this i Stuart McNunnira and Charles W. Mll
and other laws Into a farce. The fall-1 JutlK Anderson continued tho cose
urc of the law tends peculiarly to dls- "'t Oct. 11 to permit tho prosecution
credit the liquor trade and to reflect to introduce as witnesses Frank H.
ulllmatelv on the brewers, who arc ' Hitchcock, former chairman of the Be
held to be behind the whole business." publican national committee; Norman
i E. Mack, chairman of the Democratic
nn iT-P-uTTHTonur txttt national committee; George B. Cortel-
DR. CLEM1.N&U.N ILhLD. vou fonnet. secretary of the treasury;
certain members of the ofllco staff of
Chicago Physician Says He Gave Wife j i,.,.n(mt Morgan & Co.. and certain
Strychnine as Medicine. olllcers of various departments of the
Chicago, June1 3. Formally charged government nt Washington.'
with having murdered his young wife, uiio defense protested against a con-
who was found dead in her home, Dr. tinunnce, saying the government
Hnldaue Clonilnson was held without should have been prepared at this time
ball in Judge Bruggemejer's court t submit all Its evidence, and tho
here. court at first seemed to approve, but
Before the hearing Police Captain on n statement of the opposing conn
Kane had an interview with Dr. Clem sol as to what It was expected to prove
liiMMi. by (ho now witnesses the court decld-
"lir. Cioinlnson told me," said Kane, cd to hoar the further evidence,
"that he and his wife were of differ- Mr. McNaniara declared II was im-
cnt temperaments. He said ho asso- possible to anticipate the wide scope
elated with other women and that long dint the case had taken on. He pur-
ago ho and his wife had agreed to go
in opposite directions, but that foi
their children's sake they were to keoj
up appearances before strangers.
"lie said that on the night of hi,
wife's death he had given her strych
nine to relieve suffering. Previously
he had told me that ho never gave hoi 1
medicine, as she had summoned u spe
cial doctor whenever she was ill. lie
also told of a poisonous mixture he had World, and the same journal printed
made up for a friend which contained Mr. Cromwell's denial of it on Oct. 3.
chloral. Tills mixture his wife know Mr. McNaniar.i said ho expected to
of. . prove that the defendants hnd knowl-
"Dr. Cloniinson has admitted to me edge of tho denial when they prepared
that the story ho told of the burglary the editorial articles published mror !:;
at his home Is faNe." 1 the Indianapolis News.
The prisoner said lie would testlfj Judge Anderson had expressed
at the coroner's Inquest If summoned I doubt as to the relevancy of further
as a witness. "I will tell the jury the evidence for tlie reason, he said, that
whole truth," ho added. he himself was Impressed by the fact
Dr. Itolnhardt, coroner's physician j that Mr. 'Cromwell had refused to tell
made a careful examination of the the senate investigating committee the
heart and lungs of the dead woman j names of his clients, who composed n
and could not find the slightest tract 1 syndicate for 'Americanizing" the ca
of chloroform, the drug with whlcb nal. a plan that afterward was aban
Dr. Clonilnson at first assorted that doned. The public might justly infer,
burglars killed his wife and almost the court said, that there was some
killed him. thing wrong somewhere In the transac-
I tlon In which $40.()(M),000 of its money
Defalcation of $137,000 In National In
stitution In Idaho.
Lewlston. Ida., June 3. The nation-!
al bank examiner, Claude Gatch, has
discovered a big shortage in the funds
of the Lewlston National bank. It ls
said that the alleged defalcation
amounts to $137,000.
The embezzlement has, It is stated,
extended over a period of five years,
and it was made possible by manipu
lation of the adding machines used in
computing the dully balances.
Immediately after the condition he
came known to the bnnk officers a
meeting of the stockholders was called,
and the defalcation was made good.
The Lewlston National bank nnd the
Idaho Trust company were consoli
dated about a year ago. At that time
the capital and surplus of the Lewis
ton National was $200,000 .and the cap
ital of the trust company $400,000. The
aggregate deposits at the present time
are about $000,000, of which $450,000
ls subject to check. The cash on baud
Is $200,000.
The case has been placed In the
hands of the comptroller of the cur
rency, who will decide whether any
arrests shall be made.
Taft Defeats Brother at Golf.
Washington, June 3. In a game of
golf on the Chevy Chase links Presi
dent Taft succeeded in defeating his
brother, Charles P. Taft of Cincinnati,
who ls a guest at the White House.
Indiana Editors' Case Put
Off Until October.
posed to prove by Messrs. Hitchcock
ind Alack, ho said, that they both bad
nude public announcements that the
story" offered to both of them for a
consideration that there was oorrup
ion in the Panama transfer was "a
fake" originated by lilackiuaileis who
at first hoped to get money from Wil
iam Nelson Cromwell, but failed. The
story was published in the New York
I was expended.
1 Mr. McNaniara combated the court
I on this point, saying that the fact that
I Mr. Cromwell subsequently declared
that no American received a cent of
profit from the sale and that other
prominent men and newspapers hud
absolved Mr. Cromwell, Charles P.
Taft, Douglas Bobluson and J. Pier
pont Morgan from suspicion of cor
ruption in the matter should have
caused the owners of the Indianapolis
News-not to publish the charges lu the
alleged libelous manner In which It did
publish them.
Ton! Capon! Takes the Count In tho
Fourth Round of Fight.
Schenectady, N. Y., June 3. TonI
Caponl of Chicago was knocked out by
Stunley Ketohel with 11 blow to the
jaw In the fourth round of a scheduled
ten round bout before the American
Athletic club here.
The westerner seemed utterly una
ble to ward off the blows of the cham
pion, who landed whenever nnd wher
ever he wanted to. Caponl was knock
ed down once In the second and four
times in the fourth, ou the last fall
taking the count.
It wns evident from the first that
Ketchel lntedded to take no chances,
and he went after his man hammer
and tongs. He was aggressive In the
extreme, nnd his footwork was fast.
He wns apparently in the best of con
dition and needed scarcely any atten
tion between rounds.