Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, November 2, 1909

Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette

November 02, 1909

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Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1909, Cedar Rapids, Iowa VOLUME 254. CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA. PAGES. PRICE THREE CENTS NATION WATCHES ELECTION TODAY IN MANHTATES NEW YORKERS VOTE EARLY WITH 6AY- KOR STILL BETTIN6 FAVORITE Breathitt Co., Kentucky, May See Bloodshed Before Night- fall; Factions Armed. Prohibition, Negro Question and Alleged Graft Issues in Various Sections. By Associated Press. Chicago, Nov. 2 Election weather early today varied in different sections. In most east- ern points there was rain or threatening skies, while in the western section it was more fa- vorable. From the sensational point of view, Breathitt county, Kentucky, easily occupies the center of the stage. From vari- ous points of that county come reports of armed factions ready for serious trouble, stolen and burned ballots and state militia stationed at threatened points to see that a fair election is held. In Louisville, Ky., the negro question is the dominant issue. Tom Johnson Confident. Ohio's municipal elections are on purely local issues, with the liquor question standing out prominently here and there Tom Johnson is confident of re-election as mayor of Cleveland, while his opponents seem 'sure of his defeat. The liquor question, law en- forcement, control of party machinery and the political complexion of the noxt legislature are paramount issues in In- diana today. Frisco Has Graft Problem. San Krancisco's fight is on issues growing out of alleged graft among public officials which has been before the courts and attracted country-wide attention. The chief issue in Maryland is the proposed amendment to the state con- stitution designed to disfranchise the negro. Prohibition in Illinois. Elections in which the prohibition question is involved are being held in thirty-three Illinois cities and vollagej today. Of the sections affected nine are at present in the "wet" column, and twenty-tour are classed as "dry." ALL CONFIDENT IN NEW YORK. New York. X. Y., Nov. York- ers went to the polls ertrly today to cast their vote in the mayorality elec- tion. The polls opened at six o'clock and a large vote was cast early. Man- agers all confidently predicted a vic- tory for their candidates. Gaynor. dem- ocrat, was the favorite in early betting at 2 to 1. Robert Taft, son of President Taft, came down from Xew Haven last nisht with several classmates of Yale and did duty as a republican watcher at a voting place in a little store on Third avenue. LITTLE INTEREST IN ISLANDS. Manila, Xov. general election was held throughout the Philippines today for members of- the and provincial and municipal officials. Little interest Is shown and it is doubtful it the total vote will he found to have equalled that of two years ago, when only about one in thirty of the population registered. OTTUMWA 8UBRS Remarkable Case in Which There Were Many Escapes. Ottumwa, Iowa, Nov. explo- sion of gasoline used in removing tar from the creosote block floor of Bast Ottumwa fire station, caused the total wreckage of the building equipment yesterday afternoon. Two firemen, Henry Schmidt and Michael Boylan, barely escaped death in removing horses from the burning building, so quick did the flames fol- low the explosion. One horse and the entire building were destroyed, at a damage of The fluid was being used to remove the coating ot tar from the blocks which prevented the horses from getting sufficient hold of the floor to make a quick departure from the building. The fire station was just opened a week ago, and had not yet been paid for by the city. The cen- tral station wagons were called, but the flames were too great to subdue. OPERATES iH GARY Person Casting Aspersions at Another May be Arrested; But Little Disorder is Reported. By Associated Press. Gary, Ind., Nov. "provoca- tion" law, operative here, furnished the feature of the election today. Un- der this law a person casting asper- sions on another may be arrested. Four arrests were made on this charge after the polls were opened here. About half the total vote was cast before 9 o'clock. Only one minor disorder has been reported. SAFE DEPOSIT MOCKERY IN MINERALJW BANK Reports to Controller Show Envelopes Minus as to Immunity. Washington, D. C., Nov. 2 Safe keeping was but a mockery at the First National hank at Mineral Point, Wis., according to the controller of the cur- rency. A report just received says that a package of envelopes left with enclosures by about fifty persons for safe keeping at the bank had been found minus their contents. What was in the envelopes is unknown. A flat denial of any promise of im- munity is made by the treasury in re- ply to the claim that Barney Gross- man. whose transactions with the Far- mers and Drovers' National bank of Waynesburg-, Pa., got him into trouble, given such assurance. The depart- ment of justice asked the controller for information as to whether there v.-as any foundation in fact; for the charge that a promise of immunity from criminal prosecution, had been given Grossman. The request for in- formation was made because the United States attorney for the Waynesburg district requested Instruc- tions from the attorney general wheth- er. if the charge of immunity is true, courtesy required that he should re- spect that arrangement. MRS, AUGUSTA STETSON TO OBEYEDDY VERDICT Suspended Leader of New York Church Declares She Never Intended to Secede. New York, Xov. Augusta E. Stetson in a letter to the press yes- terday announced her complete sub- mission to the Boston officials of the Christian Science movement and de- nied she intended to from the Chirstian Science church. The text of the letter follows: "The reports that I am resisting the authority of the board of directors of the mother church and that I expect to secede from that church and form an independent church are false. I have not said to any one any of the things attributed to me in the napers. "On Oct. 16. 1909, I notified the di- rectors of the mother church that I would comply strictly with their orders and therefore would neither teach classes in Christian Science nor con- vene or attend .my students' associa- tion. I leave all judgment to God, tho righteous judire. "On the same day I notified the trus- tees of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York City, that I had so advised the authorities of the mother church. I also requested the secretary of my students' association to notify its members whom 1 taught in past years that there would be no meeting of my students this year. "I shall never secede from Christian Science and no student of mine with my approval vrill ever secede from Christian Science or disobey the con- stituted authorities of our denomina- tion. I was never more devoted to the cause of Christian Science, to which I have given my whole life for twenty- five years. "I was never more grateful, loving and obedient to my revered leader, Mary Baker Eddy, discoverer and founder of Christian Science and the leader forever of all true Christian Scientists. "I have labored for over twenty- three years to build and strengthen the. First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York City. I have seen it spring from nothing to what it now is. It Is for others to say what part I had in its growth. From -what I have learned? of Its members by my labors in develop- ing this church, and in teaching Chris- tian Science to its members, I nm sure that this church and my -students everywhere v.-ill always br- found hold- ing the bnrner of Christian Science aloft most valiantly and fearlessly when the enemies of Christian Science are most aggressive. Sincerely "AUGUSTA E. STETSON." DEEP WATERWAYS CONVENTION CLOSES By Associated Press. Orleans, La., Nov. 2 The clos- ing session today of the deep water- way convention was marked by en- expressions of faith in the "attainment of fourteen feet through the further pledges of sup- port of the movement and additional estimates of the benefit to result from the movement's realization. Participating in the program were representatives of several Latin- American countries which will be di- rectly affected by the construction of a deepened channel through the Mis- sissippi valley to the lakes. GRANGE MEMBERSJJUH BIG EVENT Make Arrangements for National Con- vention Des Moincs. Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. ar- rangements for the annual convention of the National Grange association to be held in the Des Moines coliseum for nine days beginning November 10 will be completed tomorrow with the ar- rival of the president of the executive board. The grange association will bring to Des Moines more than farmers and their wives from all parts of the United States and the most prominent agriculturists of the world. The organization is the strongest of its kind in the country and has a great influence in national affairs. The grantee association is responsible for the fact that the department of agri- culture has been raised to the dignity of the other cabinet departments and has had much to do with shaping leg- islation benefltting farmers. SHERMAN GIVEN FINE. Mason City, lown, Nov. Clark yesterday sentenced S. S. Sher- man, editor of the Thornton Enterprise, convicted of assault and battery after a trial on a. charge of criminal assault on Laura Parish. He was given or thirty days in jail. MAN HOOKWORM DISEASE Specimens of Parasite Discovered in a Seattle Patient. Seattle, Wash., Nov. Hof- flnger, who wandered into the city hospital three days ago, is afflicted with the hookworm disease, according to the diagnosis of Dr. A. B. Green. Hoffingor is 23 years old, a laborer, and a former resident of Texas. When Hoffinger was received at the hospi- tal testa were made to determine the presence of the parasite, but it was not until yesterday that specimens of the hookworm were discovered. As far as .known this is the tlrst case on record in the northwest. KILLED SY FALL FROM TREE. Council Bluffs, Iowa. Nov. Henry Heinze of Shelby, Iowa, who injured week by fall- a tree, died the hospital here from a fracture of the spine. DR- eeased G2 years -old, and while ting nenr Shelby climbed Into a to secure some especially desirable uit and way thrown to the ground ;e breaking of a limb. THE HOOKWORM IS ABROAD IN THE LAND. LABOR OFFICIALS FOUND COILTY BY U3STRIGT COURT 8F APPEALS AFFIRMS SENTENCE OF_FE8EMTION LEADERS Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison Hold in Contempt in Buck's Stove and Range Case, Decision Declares Failure to Obey Mandates of Law Would Pro- duce State of Anarchy. By Associated Press. Washington, D. C., district court of appeals today af- firmed the decree of the supreme court of the District of Columbia adjudging President Samuel Gom- pers, Secretary Frank Morrison and Vice President John Mitchell, of the American Federation of La- bor, guilty of contempt of court in the Bucks Stove and Range case. Chief Justice Sheppard dissented from tho opinion of the court on constitutional grounds. The court held the fundamental is- sue was whether the constitutional agencies of the government should be obeyed or defied. The mere fact that the defendants were officers of or- ganized labor in America, said the court, lent importance to the cause and added to the gravity of the situa- tion, but It should not be permitted to Influence he result. Ail Are Subject to Law. "If an organization of citizens, how- ever the court held, "may dis- obey the mandates of a court, the same reasoning would render them subject to individual defiance. Both are sub- ject to the law and neither is above it If a citizen, though he may honestly believe his rights have been invaded, may elect when and to what extent he will obey the mandates of the court and requirements of the law ns in- terpreted by the court, instead of pur- suing an orderly course of appeal, not only the courts but the government it- self would become powerless and so- ciety would be reduced to a state of anarchy." Given Jail Terms. The action of the supreme court of the District of Columbia sentencing Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison to twelve, nine and six months imprison- ment in jail was tho result of the fail- ure of these defendants to obey the order of the court directing them to desist from placing Bucks Stove and Range company of St. Louis on their "unfair list" In the prosecution of their boycott against the corporation. Out of Eight-Hour Fight. The boycott placed by the federation against Buck's Stove and Hange com- pany grew out of the fight made by tho metal polisher's union and supported by the federation for an eight instead of a nine-hour day. This was resisted by the' company and the Fcderatlonist published the name, of the company un- der the caption "We Don't Patronize." Proceedings against officers of the federation were begun August 19, 1907, by the company. An injunction against the boycott was issued by trie supreme court. of the District of Col- umbia. The case went to the court at appeals of the District of Colombia. References to the company continuing in the Fc-derationist and in the speech- es and writings of the defendants, they were cited for contempt, found, gxtilty and sentenced to imprisonment in 43te district ail, but released on ball.' Injunction Modi-Rod. j 3jast March the court cf appeals modified tho district supremo court's! injunction decree by adding to the In- junction the-words "in furtherance-of I the said toycott." This modincation WEATHER FORECAST FOR IOWA Chicago, Nov. Iowa: Fair tonight and warmer Wednesday, .v was looked upon by for the defendants as the proceedings-ftrr contempt.; They-clrdm- ed that had those appeared in the original injunction tlifc contempt proceedings never could have been de- cided against them. Labor leaders will probably attempt to appeal the case to the United States supreme court, but in some quarters there is doubt as to the right of ap- peal. Justice Shepard Dissents. Washington, D. C., Nov. Justice Sheppard 1h his dissenting opinion held the decree should be re- served because he was convinced the lower court was without authority to make the only order which the defend- ants could be said to have disobeyed. Tjhe chief justice says he is no clear- ly convinced "that this proceeding must be reg-arded as criminal solely, and in conseauence that the evidence on which the conviction rests can bo considered because not presented in the bill of exceptions, reserved on hearing." He also says he Is confirmed in his previous opinion "that much of the in- junction order Is null and void because opposed to the constitutional provision concerning freedom of speech and of tho press. Not Constitutional. "I says Sheppnrd, "that the court had jurisdiction of the sub- ject matter of the controversy, and of the parties but I cannot agree that the decree was rendered In accordance with the power of the power limited hy express provisions oC the constitution." SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE FATE FORMER CARYfiCN BANKER MUST IN PRISON UNTIL NOV. 16 Friends Declare Convicted Man is Not Real Culprit and That Guilty Ones Fear His Release. BANDIT SHOOTS CARROLL, IOWA CITYJPSHAL "PAT" HATTQNIH PURSUIT OF BOBBERS MEETS SjJDDEN DEATH Police Officer Follows Housebreakers, One of Whom Kills Him After Being Captured, By Associated Press. Des Moiriesj Iowa, Nov. Hatton, city marshal of Carroll, iowa, was shot and killed by one of a pair of robbera this morning near GHdden, seven miles east of Carroll. Hatton had followed the robbers from Carroll where they had entered a house last night. Hatton had cap- tured the men and while covering them with a gun turned toward his team. Instantly one of the men shot him in the back. A posse of armed men cap- tured the robbers an hour later in a cornfield. WHERE 18 ALVA LONGNECKER? Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. where in the United States there is a young man by ,the name of Alva D. who is heir to a valuablo estate In Polk county. IBs -fattier find mother both died several years; ago, leaving him and hl-j brothertheirs to a. bis farm. A guard- fen -was appointed when the boy Ta years of else he left home and 'has not been heard from since. He bocairv of ago a year ago and since that tim2 the guardian and his brother have sent .out Inquiries to every part of tho so far have failed ot lo- cate him. Special Correspondence, Des Moines, Iowa, JVov. Ware must remain in the penitentiary at Fort Madison till tho supreme court meets Nov. 16 when the writ of Habeas j corpus will be heard by the court. Nov. 16 will be the flrst day of the third period of the September term. The merits of the question of law raised by Judge Towner's decision will then be finally determined, viz: as to whether or not the board of parole has author- ity to issue paroles to persons convict- ed of crimes that were committed be- fore the state board of parole law took effect Vast Sum Embezzled. Ware was convicted of the embez- zlement of something like He was paroled within a year or so after his conviction on certain representa- tions, alleged to have indicated strong- ly that Ware was not the real culprit and that his conviction was for the purpose of shielding others. There was some opposition to the parole as soon as it was announced. It has been since variously rumored that the real culprits in the wrecking of the Cory- don bank were back of the scheme to keep Ware in the penitentiary on the theory that ns long as Ware is at lib- erty their own liberty is endangered. Various threats have been heard con- cerning this matter. It is claimed on the part of the Ware people that they propose to see to it that the other? are punished and the others are said to have threatened that If the supreme court decided that the board of parole has authority to parole Ware they will come before the next legislature and get the whole parole law repealed. Hard to Get Law Repealed. It la harder to get repealed a law that gives any Indication of being a good law than it is to get it passed in the first place and there is little grounds for believing that the board of parole law will be readily repealed. GLEBGY STIRRED BY HIGH ART DANCE St. Louis Pastors Denounce Perform- ance of Isadora Duncan. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. Louts Methodist Episcopal pastors yesterday adopted a. resolution which character- ized as "the grossest violation of the proprieties of life" the "diaphanous' dance given here Tuesday by Isadora Duncan in conjunction with the Dam- rosch concert. Many of St. Louts' richest women, interviewed yesterday, however, up- held Miss Duncan's dance. Mrs. Wil- liam K. Kavanaugh is quoted as say- ing: "To rrje Miss Duncan looked like an exquisite figure on an old vase that we are allowed to admire with perfect propriety." The resolution of the ministers fol- lows "Resolved, That it is a matter of exceeding regret that in the name of charity and before an audience of character and culture, and excused only by being, nigh art, a woman clad only in a kirtie, slitted to the belt, of a fabric so diaphanous that in certain changing phases she was virtually naked, rising to the horisontal in the whirl oJ the dancei has been permitted to appear. Such a performance, what- ever the. motive, is the grossest viola- tion of the proprieties of life, and wo trust it may never be reepated in our city." YOUTHFUL IOWA EL8PEBS TRAPPED voung Men Are Arrested for Enticing Young Girls. Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nov. J. Colar, -aged 22 years, and James R. Wilhelm, aged 23, young men who Missouri as their home, were ar- here and taken to Glenwood, Iowa, yesterday on a charge of entic- ing two girls, Lulu Howard and Hazel Stephenson, both under 16 years, to this city. The four were arrested in a hotel where they had registered from Crestcm, Iowa, under assumed names. The boys occupied one room adjoining that In which the girls were lodged. The young men have been engaged In Glenwood during the apple harvest, where they met the girls. They hired a livery rig and drove to Pacific Junc- tion, from where they came here on a train. Sheriff Lindel of Mills county came her after the young men. The mother of the Howard girl and the Stephenson girl's father came after their daughters. LIFE JOB FOR GENERAL THRIFT WITH UNCLE Washington, Nov. Adju- tant General Thrift of Clinton has ar- rived here to accept a position as as- sistant superintendent of Arlington cemetery. General Thrift will remain here six or eight months and then be assigned to the superintendency of the national cemetery on some southern battlefield. This will be a life position for him. Recently General Thrift has been re- siding near Fayettesville, Ark., where he owns a fine fruit farm. Mrs. Thrift will join him here in a short time. They Jaave a son here who Is a prominent Washington real estate dealer. WOMAN SLAIN IN HOME; HUNT MISSING BOAROER Slayer Systematic in Planning Tragedyp According to Vic- tim Wore Taken. New York, Nov. stab wounds in a dozen places, the body of Mrs. Anna Kessler was found on a couch at 31D East One Hundred and Twenty-first street sesterday. A ring she had been known to wear was miss- ing. The woman lived alone save for a boarder, whose whereabouts the police set out to discover. Mrs. Kessler's husband left her more than a year ago. The woman's body was found hy her sister, Mrs. Sadie Altman, and a neigh- boring tenant. The woman's murderer went about his work systematically. This was evident from the placing- ot a .cuspidor at the head of the couch and "the head of his victim so arranged that blood would drip into the utensil, not throush -the floor and. leave its telltale sfeiin on the ceitins of "Ene rpom .in tho floor below. Newman is the'name of the slain woman's boarder. The police sent out a ffoneral alarm for his errect.' He Is described as 26 years, five feet eight inches in height, smooth face, light complexion, arid sandy hair. MILITARYlMisTl FUNEIUL BYRNE By Associated Press. West Point, N. Y., Nov. Eugene A. Byrne, who died Sunday as a result of an injury received in a football game Saturday, was given a military burial in the academy ceme- tery here today. STRUCK BY TRAIN IS VERDICT. La Crosse, Wis., Nov. cor- oner's jury in the inquest over the body of Walter Jordan of Chicago, found on the edge of town Saturday, decided today that Jordan's death was caused by his being struck by a train, MOTHERLAND FOUR GHiLDRENIDIE IN FIRE Pittsburgh Pa., Nov. William Marlow and four children were burned to death today when flre, caused by up- setting of an oil lamp, destroyed their home on the outskirts of this city. FAST TRAINS RACE !8 FREIGHT WAR Milwaukee Trying to Beat Northern Pacific Across Continent. Tacoma, Wash., Nov. right of way over all other trains, a Chi- cago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound spe- cial train left Sunday night with 000 worth of silk for New York deliv- ery, and the officials hope to beat to the east a Northern Pacific train which left Seattle twenty-one hours earlier with silk worth This is a continuation of the race across the Pacific ocean between the Blue Funnel liner Oanfa and the Mil- waukee steamer Tacoma Maru. The Oanfa arrived here on Saturday and the Tacoma Maru Sunday. Although the Northern Pacific train has a good lead, the Milwaukee road, by sidetracking everything else, hopes to win the long race. JCHHSOS IS GOOD TO HIS FOLKS Champion Building Home for His Mother and Two Sisters. Galveston, Tex., Nov. mother of Jack Johnson, champion pugilist, is authority for the statement that the champion is building a homo in Chi- cago which when completed and fur- nished will represent a J10.000 invest- ment. He wrote to his mother before the Ketchel fight that he had bought the lot and would commence the p.rec- tion of the home after the contest. Mrs. Johnson is just in receipt ofan- letter telling her and her two daughters to be ready to move to Chi- cago in a few weeks to make their home. He says he never will live in Texas again. Mrs. Johnson said: "My boy has always been good to me and bis sisters. He promised to build me a fine home, and I am going to Chi- cago to be near him. He wrote three weeks before ths Ketchel match that it would not last fifteen and told me I could mortgage the old home and bet the money he would win. He sends Me regularly about a montli." OIL OCTOPUS TO KNOW ITS FATE MOSTJNY TIME COURT OF APPEALS TO DECIDE 6REAT CASE ATJARLY DATE Standard Will Quickly Hustle Trial for Life Along to Federal Su- preme Tribunal. By J, C. Welliver. Washington, Nov. greatest case ever brought under the anti-trusS law may be decided any day now, In the circuit court of appeals, and thenca it will be started instanter on its way to the federal supreme court. As tho supreme court has been dividing IB trust-law cases for some time past, it la very possible the man whom President Taft will place on su- supreme bench in succession to Justice Peckham, will cast the. vote which wlU decide this case. The case is that involving the life of the Standard Oil company. Started two or three years ago, it was finally sub- mitted during the past summer, on briefs and arguments of great volume. It Is now in the hands of the appellate judges of the sixth circuit. They have had it so long that a decision is ex- pected at any time. Volumes of Testimony. This Is the case in which the gov- ernment was represented by Frank B, Kellogg as chief counsel. The testi- mony taken makes a long shell! of printed volumes. The government, al- leging that the Standard Oil company is a conspiracy in restraint of com- merce among- the states, demands that it be dissolved, and that the seventy- odd corporations whose properties it took over be distributed back to the original stockholders. Mr. Kellogg was in Washington a few days ago on business with the de- partment of Justice officials. It Is known that he has great confidence ite winning this case in the circuit court of appeals, and that he has expected, further, to get the court of appeals Judgment affirmed in the supreme court of the United States. Test of Sherman Law. It Is not remarkable that, with a ease of such overweening significance as this one pending; a case on which there Is every reason to expect a pro- found opinion and a general restate- ment of the supreme court's views of the Sherman anti-trust is not strange that there should be prodigious interests, among people concerned In .this.particular litigation, in connection "with the change In the personnel of the supreme bench. There is no deny- ing that in quarters where close de- tailed consideration is given to' these subjects, the prospect for a victory- over the Standard Oil company has been marked down since Justice Peck- ham's death. Peckham Against Standard. Despite that Justice Peckham dis- sented in the Northern Securities case, It has been generally considered by the lawyers that he would follow his own decision in the traffic association cases, and hold that the Standard Oil com- pany should be dissolved. His removal from the bench opens the way for a. change that may be determinative; and since the impression has gone abroad that Circuit Judge Lurton is to go to the supreme court, confidence in a final victory for the government has decidedly waned. This change of sentiment is based on the impression that Judge Lurton-'s record of former opinions justifies the' belief that as a supreme judge ho would generally take the conservative side and end to construe ihe law' in the interest of the great business ag- gregations, it is especially pointed out that he had a chance to lead the way to the Northern Securities decision, but instead, in the Harriman-Kcene cases, decided the exact opposite, and clined to enforce the anti-trust -law' against railroads. The general tettor of his decisions for many years has been such as to justify the impression that he would follow the <3ecidedly conservative course in all such litiga- tion. Important Cases Pending. Various extremely important cases are pending, in which the new mem- ber of the court will have a hand. Tho- Union Pacific case itself is one ot these. He will be excluded from the tobacco trust case, In which the su- preme court arguments have already been made, and which, it is understood, is liable to be decided at almost any- time. The largest Interest in the new ap- pointment, however, pertains to its ef- fect on the Standard Oil case, which will not get to the supreme court until after the new justice shall have been named, and in which a five-to-four de- cision has been regarded as very prob- able. The government has devoted immense expense and effort to this case, believing that it was about the strongest that could be presented for, the maintenance of the Sherman act. President Roosevelt took the deep-; est interest in the proceedings, and- Frank B. Kellogg has at various expressed in private the most abso- lute confidence that he would win It, What Will Be Result? Should the government win, one of the most difficult financial problems ever undertaken would require atten-.- tlon, in the distribution of the immense assets of the Standard Oil back to the multiplied original cor- porations. This would be a impossible task, and it would accom- plish, in the end, very little good, lie- cause Standard Oil shares are now so closely held that the nominal re-dis- tribution would simply leave the con- trol of this vast series of small cor- porations in the hands of the small group of men now dominating Stand- ard Oil.___________' TOM JDHKSON BENTS SOTHAH SUITE Daughter Says it's the peso to Maintain Home There. Cleveland, O., Nov. JSiita- beth daughter of Mayor Johnson, will leave with her daughter within a few' days New York, where Mayor Johnson has rent- ed a suite in a fashionable apartment, house. Mrs. Mariani tells her it Is the purpose of tils family to main-, tain a home in Now York well aa ta CleyeJend. ;