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   Wellsville Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - June 8, 1906, Wellsville, New York                                 m  .•r-.fe  and Rep< resentative Mimr. ^  Watbtngton, June continu»-  tion of the hearing by thehotue agri» euHuràl committee on Chicago me^t Inspao^ Mr. Nelli «aid he at first begat/making notes of ,the condition .. buj^ after several day«^ geeing no tóange in conditions froln day to'day, /he abandoned ttie practice. He felt ^ Justified In «saying the dirty floors'-was  - » common condition. There were' some dirty rooms and «omie çlean rooms, but a clean: room seemed to be accidental and gave the impreasion that sanlta-  - tion was not a matter that j^s looked after In those plants. .This,'incltided all thé îarge plants, .  AgaIn~'Jir. NeiU was askcdi "ïou take direct issue with Mr. Wilson on the fact that these rooms l^Wiçré^ not cleaned?" ^^  "Yes sir, I do. There were floor« tbere that were black. Tliere was Jo ventilation. These / rooms' were hot 'chill' rooms. Those, without excep-  - tioUj were the most "salisfactory part of the plants and no fault could be found," answered. Mr. Keii'U.: _ :_  „"But you did not mention anything credltabLOn^your report," remarked Chairman Wadsworth. f"Were you there simply to find fault?"  "No, we understood^ that we were <o ascertain condition^ that needed legislative remedies," • answered Mr. Nelli.  In reply to Reiwreaentatlve Lorimer, the witness Bald: "There were rooms —where food products were being put up that were not clean; In one particular room, 1 remember, there' were pools of water on~ the floor and the ^ girls hàd,.tó stand on boards, I am '' not prepared to say we did not find canning roma-that were not washed."  Filth In the Cooking Rooms. Jjked about the cooking rooms, Mr. Nelli said one particular rOom was dirty arid he remembered walls, particularly in the entrances, that were sticky with dirt and a pillar that one could scrape jiirtjtro^ with a knife, '^'fir^e boning room, Mri "Néiiï "said he had seen dirt In this connectioti he took Issue with Mr. Wilson's statement. One Instance he remembered  house. ' i  He saw one of the men who had Just finished his boning walk ,over the dirty floor to a pile of meat on the floor, climb upon the pile with his feet, knees and hands, pick up a piece and, throw It 15 feet on the floor -to his bench, and as the dinner . signal Bounded at that "time he saw men climb up on their tables, get their lunches and sit down on their tables to eat. This he said was directly uu' der the eye of the superintendents. Asked again about the bone conveyor • by Mr. I.i)iHmçr, Mr. Nelli said the con-' veyor was covered with grease and  black-with: dirt. ........ ..... _........ °  Chairman Wadsworth took «p the 'statement In the report: "We "saw meat shoveled from dirty floors Into rotten boxes iind pushed from room to room."  "How do you knowrihey were rotten? IMd yoii test them?"  "We fell theiu and smelt them. There-are iloors there," he continued,, "which all the seas çonld not wa.sh the dirt from."  But yQ\i oould not pu^h a box of meat if the box was rotten," persisted Mr. Wadsworth.  Representative Scott asked what he meant by "odor of decayed méats" In his. report. In view of the statement of Mr. Wilson that from a business propo-»itlon decayed meats could not be left  -around." -----------------------  ''Il - waa certalljly.: an odpr _ of de-cayed meat." persisted Dr. Nelll. "'It may have been from the rotten meat soaked wood."  "What do you mean by stinking?" asked Mr. Wadsworth. "One would infer you meant a horrible, rotten, stinking conditlonJî--  "That's what it was," said the witness, who suggested that ventilation might be thè" remedy. There was one odor from a fertilizer room and another ..from the^ meat rooms.  Dr. Nelil's Definition of Stink. Dr. Nelll's. définition of "Stink" waa this: "When a thing smells so loud that you cannpt call it smellj^then it Is stink." , ,  This sentence In the report -was. read and questions asked: "In a word We saw meat shoveled from -filthy wooden troór^7?^iled~^n--table8- rarely--washed; ftom room to room in rotten box  cârts in all Of which processes it was in the way çf gathering dirt, splinters, floor filth and the expectoration of tuberculosis and other diseased workers." " —^ .x.  "How do you know it was tubereu-  I lOBii expectoration r* Mked Chairman  Wadaworth.  "I thought so," anawered Dr. NeUI. Then he saldi he saw men there whom be believed to he tubercular. - The sUppinr of a hog into a privy was th^ subject of a colloquy hétween. the witness and Represe^ttatlve BrOoits Of. Colorado, which finally raised the Itsué of auestlons taking the form of j cross-examination. J  Chairman Wadsworth persisted that j the. witness might "believe" the bog | was not cleaned, but he did not ■ "know" it  "This was riot a case for scraping— | It was one for cleaning with^an anti-. septic fluid," replied í)r. NeÜÍ. j  Chairman Wadsworth persisted thatJ^ this hog'case containeid the esàeiioé of Y the whole report' The statement waa positively made in, the report tha^ the ! hog was not cleaned, he said, when as ' a matter of fact Dr. Nelli had admitted ? he had rtot followed thè hog lo ascer-. tain ábwjüte^y the ^ he had stated.  About Tuberculoais Spittle. Going back to the statement regarding the tuberculosis spittle on the floor, Mr. Wadsworth insisted that Dr. Nelli did not know, aa a fact that these people had tuberculosis,  "The fact was Vestablished to my l,iind, ' peibúted Dr.- Nelli, "I can QRly say that I believe It." -  "Oh. well, there is a difference between belief and knowledge," said Mr. Lorlmerr ^ : "Did you examine them?" "I observed themi'-"You say other diseased persons also —what Other diseases?" . "I am nbt ^filling to state." -  "Well, doctor," said Mr. Lorimer, "you have made these statements to the world la a report which the president has sent to us and which has done Incalculable injury to this ia-dustry, and we want to know the facts."  "I have made thi's report and am willing to stand on It." replied Dr. Nelli. "There were smells of medicine on these men .that you get in dispensaries for certain diseases."  When other questions to draw out details were asked Dr.- Neill remarked: "If you will pardon me, I think jou, Mr. Chairman, and Mr. Lorimer are quibbling."  Representative Bowie (Ala.) arose and protested that the witness was being put in the attitude of a defendant under cross examlnatlpn. The witness representeil "the government.  iSL  Jg  .....■ - . .'i-.;.-  Ml. i\eii. cuuiiueuueu lue - govern-meat inspection.but would not commit himUlf on the state inspection^  It was a mistake to state, as did Mr. Wilson, he siid, that the houses ^ere open to the public. He then described the hog sticking process and said: "One man sticking hogs was nearly as clean as l am, another was The witness ^can take care of him-i covered with blood." ,  self, can't he?" asked the chalrman.4 described one room where girls Mr. Lorlmei-asserted-that -he had ; were pocking drted-4)^ef4n-whlcai the not been discourteous. The wltniBSS, I looked well and cleaü. The  he said, was the author Of à-repórt and i'^olt tWs room, and this applied he dirimer) should, until the com- »mlversally, was that the water closets mlttee passed a rule that tiie witness, ventilated into the room. The closets should not oe questioned,, endeayor ;to! ^«re «"s^ed automatically, ^ascertain the facts. ' Blvery suggestion made to correct  Dr. NeiU here aslved permission to the "absolutely brutal indifference" ■make a statement. It was six weeks with which the employes and especlal-llgo^'tFat "^Ifé was there. He saw - ^y >ohhg girls were treated, wae hundreds of thmgs that did. not go met by the statement "Oh, they don't' Into his report As to ' the rubbish ™>nd thar." t : -  that went into-thè' meat'he did not' —^—•  specify ' rubbish, a nail; rubbish, a SUPERSTITIQN MAY COST TOGA.  piece of rope," ' ! ' -------  ."I saw rubbish go into the meat Coburii Fear« to Take Kansas Sena and said so?'^ ~  As to tuberculosis, he had made ob-'-servations and also had interviewed physicians who had told him the work tended to pioditce that disease.  As to the f^ndency of the work. In the packing liaiisti>s to lower the mor-  &EQINALD VAHDEBBILT ASH BICHABD CANfSpj)/ "PBIKCE OS* OAHSUSBS/  THB sensation of the suit whereby Jotm Delahuhty. a lawyer, scored, judgment In New ïork agatnst Blduurd Caufield, "prince of gamblers," for $66,000 for legal serviiies waè thé tevebtion that Canfleld held ttM note« or young "Mr. V." for $300.000. and oSeràd Delahimty^^ per cent of avrn wae collected la ietttemeot  Beltdiunty secured, $130,000 for -the .noi^^from a la^er rfipresenting ^Mr. V." Cac>fleld teetlfled ttwt moôi ^ the $300.0p0 wns torrowed money andremainder money loet at pUgr\to bit ffim^as houaei la Ntipr XqcIe «nd Newitort Although it baa been alleged that Bèglnald VanderbUt was «"bis loeer U> Canflekl, his naai^iiiM not  mentioned at the. trial. " •_ _ _ ----——." ' ■ ' /"'  > ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ » »  ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ » ♦ ♦ » »  ^ —  Chicago Packers  Gleaning Up  Hastily Toilet  long room fiilîed with men, to go into a water closet-^t'hls does not tend to  torahip in "Fatal Succession.''  Topeka, June 8.—F. D. Coburn, -who hifs been offe'red the seat ,in the United States senate made vacant by the resignation of J.^ R. Burton, is Inclined to be superstitious and may not  , .„ ...1 accept the, ai)pointmeut because It iiii  als,Dr. ,Neill .aul he beheved this was ^ sueces-^on" line. Mr.  tne cahe. , , Coburn has an office full of horse-  As an instance, he saul, a.girl, H»- „..„, u: 1 u I. 11 1 ' t.1 ,, , , . ,, " shoes which he has collected on his  or 17 years old, had to walk across a ^ , „„ , ,  trip-s to and from his work.^ apd these  attest to his superstition. He,said: ... I ,, t ,"Yes. lam superstitious. I do col-  whett some of horseshoes,-but I pSy no atten-th^se men are ot the lowest  will not say the workers are immor- - --------------f . «utuu.  al-" , - : . I  When Mr. Lorimer asked the witness if he had any complaint to make as to his treatment as a witness. Dr. Neill replied that the treatment of the witness (Mr. Wilson) by certain members of the committee and the treat-n^t of hlms^f by these member.^ was strlkln^y dlfferetif, espffclatly when the testimony of Mr, Wilson tended to raise a direct ^queation oi veracity between himself arid Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Wilson. . Reverting to hla Inspection in Chi-'  I see the n«w moon.. I know that George R, Peck declined ism appointment In this same line, but^ do not believe that his action was the result of superstition, and I do not intend to,let my actions be affected by anything intangible."  The strange fatality which hasv^^fiil-Jow^ ever^ senator In the line to which James' H. I^ne was'elected In 18C1, Is a matter of history. Death, disaster or ruiij has been the..4iortlon of every man who has. occupied this seat.  Paving, Adding Rooms aqd Clean Towels - Presidenr Foir-wards Agricuittiral"D€r partment Report to Qh^i^-man Wadsworth. /  Washington,' June S.^—In \r£sponse to Llie recent re^irest \ from» the house commi'ttee' tfn a^imil-, ture the President today forwarded to Chairman Wadswo^m the .report made to him by a cpi^ittee of the depj-rt-ment of Agrl^ture regarding conditions In the/Chtcgao meat packing houses, ^corapanying the , «port wa.s a letter from the President in whTcjUtii points out lhat-'tliere is no conflict In substanc^e- between ^h® Xejli—Reynolds report and-tnftt of th^. Agricultural. Depjirtmept experts. It Is said in the latest ,report that the, packing house proprietors are manifestly In extreme haste to clean up, repave and even to plan for future changes. New toilet rooms are being provide^ With additional dressing rooms and clean towels. The' report says-that the haste towards re-fornr would have been- amusing Jf^It  ised Deatfi oi-Xwo Womfe^^^ . and a Child.  tWXÎ OTHER WOMEN WERE HURT  One of the. Victims a Child  From the Window - arid\ Saved its LIfiH-With Anothe/ Child' the Two Women Started' Down Staira With Tfielr Clotiie's Eurninjr""":  Srracuse, June 8.-^The explosion pf an oil- stove in a i?ecOnd-story apartment at noon yesterday resulted in the,death of Mrs. D. Davis, aged 26 Mré. Hoiiief - Alexander, s^ste^ín-íaw of Mrs. Davis, and krs^Davla' SWaf old daughter Gladys. Mrs. John Wright andl'jMrÁ, ^mmett Harris wére slightly injiiréd. /  Mrs. Davis and her two children Gladys ai^ a baby 8 months old, were visiting Mrs. Alexander. ViTJlle the two women were preparing lunch oy the stove it exploded. They r-u^ed across the room to an adjolnine/room to rescue the children their  clothea„tcaughj_:flre^ One Wo-  álld.  xujìu. threw  were not rieälTy"so tragicr-  tdeht says his Investigations have not Gladys they started ^wn Stairs, the been completed, but that "enough haft-dothing of all three^fr fire, been developed In my judgment to Ambulan^s carried t,he stricken call for an Immediate thorough-going ^ones to ^hospital. There the child and radical enlargement of the pow- died, at 1430 p. ni., Mia. Davis at 5:30 ers of the government in inspecting and Mr^ Alexander late at night, all meats which enter the interstate' A few ho after fhis fire Viola ami forelgiL.xiommerce. ' j Boooks, 3-year oId daughter of Bur-  James »-- ne.vnoius, lu« cu-autuur oivun.», wuw nvtrs m a «uuae aa- . ^ ^ Wiri»«.« tr  with Neill. Of the be.f report, «^s be^iûln-ln« that of the earlier disaster. iK^L'^irr»  Brother./ Buffalo, June &-^Marti&. .Hftber. the fiiurderer ot'^Fred Perclval of iBpr^-ville, committed auictde th Buifolo: B^ left a letter confessinc tbat lie Ji^ murderer, and itating thit he was oia his :way to. Niagara BtiUs to end Wa life. Instead, he placed his neck tipob  B. Reynolds, the co-author dett Brcoka, who lifes^^^^us^-aa"-^  SlItlB tm  w^^id on the, tñotWe» Î^J^J^.  «o the ftbotittòn of freight rebate« by tha ,.aroads when Jamé» McCrea, wT-  Utit vice presldeni^ot the Pen.-^yl- to a hoteP not fai ii^ì vauia company wblcb pp^ratea the /c^ a itivc-xM U-isil  femujhà— ti»^ wiiwt of ......  Pittsbtt¥g> appearttd as a wilneas 'be» Haber waa utreatedv IMmt (ore the interstate commerce commi» 4i8ohargetf, ftrr Mi _  Sion. ^ ■ u -s t lias bt^giw. ; ^^^ ^  Mr. McCrea expreased himaell aa la- No «« B^  voraBIeTo iiubliaity Iff Qlè milng èf 'SS  He surprised the comtnissloners'and S'aito tStilJ'^tS^"^ ^ ^^ their-counsel by announcing that for ¿e^r, >  nearly two years and up to the time ^^ ' ■ - ■ ^^  of president Cassatt'a recent depart- AtKS JEROM^ ftewQV^ ure for Buroije .the board of directors -of the Penns^^Jvanlft railroad, of thlcb Cemplalat Lctés^ at be I» a member, had b^n wjwWertng - ^ Amftrr^  nieans for elimlnaUng the private car L  tfcm the linea of the^oompany.^ He i^f^ÌSl^H^^rÌ!?^ declared the compan/had concluded SSrlera^foÌSn SS ìSfc^^^ ^ ^at «xe use-Of tbes. ca^ waa  Towards the conclusion of biajes- ' %  tiroony. Attorney G'a.go^ asked Mr. iSL^ ** - J  Mc-Crea' when Presiuent Cassatt ^^ ^ ^^ , S  oided to stop rebating. _. _ / ^ ^ JJI^^ ^hÌSJS' tSfÌSS^  "Just as soon as he got co^ol of !Sn7had the Pennsylvania railroad; thZwas I» ^^^ ^ ' ^^^  1889," said Mr, McCrea.  say ribthinf as to the »atare' th«^  - f>ltor0><Hk TniBifat. .HKMsina»'' -  SimulCaneously the çdUunlty of "ÄoÄÄl^TfLmL^^ Brest pian -wa-» a^ted, waa^K " . ^Ji ^^^^  Interest pmn -wa» iiunjjmiii, wd« iv  Mr..GlÄ next .ues. ^^J^^r t ' ^ ,  mV. McCrea saá he was not cert^ jLîf^r?^. ^"Htî ^  atcknowled^ed receipt ^Hi* with the «tatöttent that tber brought tojíliéítflfoyertwr'ji^twíl*« upon hl» tetnrn.** a-  W^üe nothinjp deJlatte «aâ ^ im^, ,  as to that. Hé then entered into a lengthy explanation-ol^ the rebate »far tem, and ^éclared that the directora of other/roads were pleased with the  idea of abolishing it when the aubject as to the ni^««  wM^rought to their atteaUonu^ ^ ^ ^  ona'  tarUy stopped-b^ the rallKMid. After replying to numetoua question» Mr. McCrea. admitted flnaUy that the m S baung stopped when the com^munlty of Interests plan started. He aaaert- »^"«S ed that the shipper waa never ao fairly —  terwitar  treated as now^-Jae and Is placed In a fair position with his competitors. v  - Mr. McCrea also told the commission that he had resigned from the vestigating committee appointed by the directors of the Pennsylvania following the revelations of the commia-sion because he did not want to be in the position ^of investigating the lines under his/jurisdiction. He declared hlniself opposed ofBcials or eu^ ployes holding any personal Interest» whlch^might-elaah- with-their~ofiClaT duties. •  Joseph K. Aikln, chief clerk to Mitchell, %uperintendent ptithe_lipnon: gahela liver division of-the j^nnsyl-vania railroad, admitted ownlhg atc^ In numerous coal companies, somrof which was given to bim, ;Krhlle ^r the other shares he paid a, privilege price. He also testified to hav,ing niud to Joseph Boyer, former c^ef^erk to A. W^roihbs, 5 cents a i^comiialaslon for ; fuel-^al which yae of hUt corn-panics furnished t^ the railroad. Ijt wais simply "a bx^ness transaction/^  Governor peots to trip before may not  charge/befo  ^bef«»« IS  Ol* jtímrr  ■Mton.":  he said. /  S. P. Potteyi>resident of the Dono-hw doai a^ Colie còmpany»_ wj^ose operations ^re located In Westmore-la^à oo^iy, charged that the .'Pennsylvania railroad had committed grosfs dlscmilnation. in the distribution of car^ to hlB company. One car a da/ his allotment for seven months, /he declared. He said also' that i detective sent by big company to deter-mltie the rdting of the Loyal iHanna mine had been fired upon.  MURDERER KIULEÒ HÌMSELV" _ --  Martin Haber Left « Letter Admlttinf "the Crime end Exoneratling HI» '  O^ÌRATOR'«  a Coiliaion on m  tberateo£40müeffaalkflmr«tk«1MMr^ bouna Pennsylvjwiia ItmM «i  a blunder of a  crashed into the Parkbuüg  tion train «n thei.Pennayinuil» mí^ ^^ , s 4  a mire~east% ibe ctty. Ttämp^km-  her« ot the lkiltedjísfe|r  The telegrayb ^operatar, M ' -  Erb, had just Ixacked t^e  to the easthouni ^raclE to ^rmli a t^flÜ^ai^  fore he could close the àwftdh W-Ited expre^-, whÜ^ shöald ^-«d'-iäätm Mí^jsiv the- yeiílhoond ^traé^ nati, throttgb QmJX ^%'kch jand-cpas^ed-^alMt-ÜÉ^iÉfe rï structioo traïBu Both ;  thrown ïnto'the  cars *-ere dertóeft.-^-^^'-^^'^^^'^"  cago, he referred- to a room for girl I ^ , . ^ ..  workers poorly ventilated. i Aa.oclated Dally Nevyspapert  "Did you hâve any objection Jo. the .. W^tertown, N. Y., June 8.—The an-^ i^e wished to substantiate, . Mr. Neill manner in which the méat ' was nual conference of,the New York of  handled,iTr tMs room?" asked, Mr, Lor- so^iated Daily Newspapers was held in ^^^ jjj^ u^qj. j^g Kelson  imer?^"" —_________. this____eity .„.^..lyednesday. There —  "I must say." after, a pause, replied about 20 editors and managers ,  Mr. Neill, "that 1 was-so iniérested Tarions parts of the state prescfot. !  fore the' house committee on  iday. As to Mr. Nelll's testimony, he said there was nothing in  aington «venue, and lay there until- a  XGlir« tesn^^^ich ignitered Bt'arted a fire in her, ' v -Aemst^.i-. died Iif a hnsntrni «ti The ^murder Of Fred Perclyal.anvem-.»uu„ X.« nothing inVfi^so last at. a ~ hospital att ^j^y^ ^^ Assemblyman-ghutUewortb» it he wished to modify, in particular] " . . ■ '___m | occurred at  'I'h®?:® Hi^MoFPlg. eompany;,..sh» he Sa.^. the Conservative members of parliament rs -rrom . ^^ ^^^^ point ^ Chaifnia^  Conservative Resigned by Request i day mbrning. Habei was thought-to London, JUne.8.-^ir Edward Clarke, done the shooting, and Uince the  former solicitor gWi-ai and one of the I he had been in hiding, liie  »\ir. iveui, um[ l was so lunsi tisieu »pw^^mo V..^ ------ -------' i ,„ ____«iV. boi,! T rrvav ho oallnH a  in Observlns the condltlou of the D.lscnsslòns and trlps abont the city ! Wadsworth sald., ! may he called^ a  workers in that room that I dld%ot and vlcinlty consumed the greatei j friend of-thftpacker», Lam .^friend  taUA nofio« nf thA nrnriiiPt— - Dart of the day. Tiie cohference of the packeris and a friend to ali  (Continued on Flfth Page.)  take notice of the yo^uct."" Coinmended Government inap^ctioiu  parr of the day. closed iaut • e veni ni  ^ __murder was the result of a drunken  ol^^Ä^ which occurrefi near the tra«^  bls'seat as the result of^he action ol  the City of London Conservative aaso- railjoad in S<?rliigvllie. ^ -  elation May 2:{, in Inviting blm to re- ^^Haber, bis brother, Peterr «»ber, sign as the res^lt of his attitude'on Fred.,Perciy»I> Siqrder i tariff reiorra.._, , '.r^T  Engineer McCanîey «f^títe ppiied his airbrake» whea be Âïlbf coîliaion wm toevitabXt and- atii^ltd hls.T>08t. His caught under the  'The ^baggage/éar.wa« ifewctJy' bià/^^^^ hind the engii^ One end mm imtä^l-, ed. Bothi m cars of tl^ctíastructíott „None o^br-exeept/a-aevei  "WomeñT~LifÍíráf3f /Syracuse, Jmie i.-^Th^ «Women's juteraiy «nélMMiüi^^ " organl«atJons of In convention bens elect«! ióOòmrTiHryit JHenry 8. Madden, B^M»} president, Mrs. Qeoii» S>-racnae;,.  N. Rand^Ripley—Tbe «tìrtr liold Qver, '  Bwàoo^ JH^IW S. Tucker ut Auhurndaiíí^ the raütúñt of Ifobi^ in im Witt be  «tate jprtsi^ at  weelt bei^ttoii« tînrti» Ottiîd iboar   

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