Athens Daily Messenger, January 6, 1912

Athens Daily Messenger

January 06, 1912

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Athens Daily Messenger, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1912, Athens, Ohio >'ot many employers will 4 talk business with work- t burners who can not be reached thru want adverus- 4t ing: in this city this week. fjtlje WEATHER Snow, probably heavy. Sunday cold and clearing. X vy to- J THE HOME PAPER OF ATHENS AND ATHENS COUNTY, OHIO. VOL 34 CONVENTION CITY IN ATHENS, OHIO, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 6, 1912 PRICE TWO CENTS Two Contests Will Also Engage Democratic Convention MEMBERS MEET IN CAPITAL Palmer In Pennsylvania and Vertrees In Tennessee Try Hard to Break Into National Campaign Organiza- tion St. Louis Representatives Ready to Spring Check In Support of Claims For National Convention. Washington, Jan to Norman IS. Mack, chairman of the Democratic national committee, there is every indication that the delib- erations of the committee, which will begin at noon Monday, are to continue through a ears age, appealed ex- Mayor Josiah Quincy of Boston a.__ the others associated wirh them in a number of Canadian projects, be- fore Judge Hough in the Criminal branch of the United States diMii court, and pleaded not guiltv ro indictments charging ihem with using the mails to def'aud. Picked Up at Sea. Cherbourg, Jan. 6 A n picked up a bottle in the .sea winch contained a check for issued by John Schmidt of Venting. A note attached to the check blared thai the finder could have the money ami that the bottle had been Unown over- board from the steamship George Washington on Nov. il. OF FEDERAL, DEAD Prominent Merchant and Farmer Passed Away Early This Morning ATTORNETFOSTER FOUND GUILTLESS Amesville. Ohio, Jan -Williaoi Fleming-, 63, prominent merchant and farmer of Federal, died at 3 o clock this morning at his home, after an illness of several weeks Septic gangrene caused his death. About three weeks ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis, causing him 10 lose the use of his body- from the wai.-t dow n. His death had been expected fcr sev- eral days. Mr. Fleming- second son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fleming, and leaves a wife, four children, Charles of Federal; Austin, of Stockport, Mrs. Riley Morris, of Trimble, and Mrs. Ed McCuue, of Trimble, an aged, father, and several brothers and sisters. He was one of a family of 13 children. The funeral will bo held Monday afternoon at at the M. E chinch at this place and burial will be made the Fleming cemetery Report oflnvestigating Com- mittee Read to Bar Mem- bers Yesterday Ac the linal of common pleas court of the October leim held yesterday afternoon, Judge" called tho members of the liar 10- ;etiier to be present at the leading ot the a-eport of the eominiuee lad appointed to imesugate the ;barges, of unprofessional conduct m- vohing- moral turpitude brought b> Mayor Kay C Gardner, of Chauncey, against Israel jl. Foster, of this cify. Xcarly all of the members of, the bar vere present wheii the report, which stated that the membcis of the com- ruiitee had iouud that none of the .on charges made by Mayor Gardner lad been made out' sufficiently to the preferment oi any :harges. was read- The committee, Attorney Sam M. ohnscu, of this city. Attorney J. C. Irennan. of Marietta and Attoiney 'rank A Jeffers. of Woodsfield, met n Marietta on Thursday to consider the evidence taken at the hearing held here some days ago. The mem- bers were in session Thursday after- noon and evening and Friday mom- ing and Attorney Johnson brought their report to Judge j ester- day afternoon. The report follows. To Hon. Joseph M Wood, Judge of Bought Aumiiler Residence. The near urossed miller residence on College street, the piupeily ol Mrs Ulfuh-, Ij.U'tleU. was. on puri U.ih ed by Mrs, W Laurence ,ulio continue to rent the properly it i-, now occupied bj Mi. ;llia Mi> Jones and is one ot the iteateht home-, in the oily Tho on.sidern.iion in the uauslcr was S4.00U tno Court of Common Pleas of Athens County, Ohio Sir Your committee heretofore ap- pointed to investigate and report to your Honor on the charges preferred by one Ray C. Gardner and filed with you, charging- one Israel M. Foster, one of. the attorneys at this bar, with unprofessional conduct involving moral turpitude, and with misconduct in his office as an attorney at ATHENS LOST BY A VERY SMALL SCORE Parkersburg's Weight Won Out in Second Half- Game To-night The Athens high school basketball team journeyed to Parkersburi? last evening and was defeated by the 1' II. S by it score of 20 to 1." iu :i fast and clenu game, that was mark ed by great guarding ou the o Athens and the absence oi fouls oi both sides. At the end of the first half the score was S to 4 m favor of A. II. S. but in tho second half, the superio weight of Parkersburg wore ihe loca boy and forced them to plaj largely on the defensive Even a that, tne victors had a hard light to win ihe game. Captain L-o Roy, o Athens, -was the particular star and R.USS Finfaterwald played a. great Neale, a man twice his size, and a guarding game against "Greasy' former Marietta college basketball man. Neale was able to throw but very few baskets while much was ex pected of him. Parkersburg had a very heavy team but !hey played a clean game. Athens high plays Xel- sonville next Friday evening, Athens lined up as follows: guards R. Finstenvald and Parker; cantor, forwards, Pickering am Mann, evening at the 'varsity i i.- i it j. I ilo CJL i t -JTJ i lie; Hi at i. and seeking his aisbarmenl. beg Univer3ity alumn1 wlu report That wt have diligently endeavor- ed to arrive at rhe truth as to each and every charge and specification preierred in this matter, and in doing so have heard about sixty witnesses Rev. Cheadle will officiate at the besides numerous pages of documen- funeral and burial Mr. Fleming was bom in Ames {township on January 7, IS 19, he grew to manhood on his father's farm. On September 7, 1S71, he mar- ried Jane Smith, daughter of .Mr. and Mrs. Edmund South. Pie was known to all as an upright man who bail the respect of every one. He was always ready to help the needy and his place in this town- ship will indeed be hard to fill Williard discussed the merits of their cities. respective PRATT WILLING WITNESS Against indicted Meat Packers. Chicago. Jan. Jerome Pratt, formerly an assistant manager for Armour Corupanv. -Gas called to the witness stand in the "Cmted States district court here, his appear- ance and his testimony fell like a bomb in the camp of the 30 indicted Pratt proved a willing wit- ness for the government. He bolstered up every claim tne govern- ment has made concerning the old pool ivethods. His testimony brought the plans and actions of the pool up until within H months of the statute of Robbed the Mail Car. Redding. Cal.. Jan. 6. mail car of the Oregon express on the Southern Pacific was lobbed of all eastern registered mail by two ma'ls- ed men Three mail cierks were bound and gagged by the robbers, who pi.tered the car while the train between Red Bluff and Jteclding. The train pulied into Reading and the robbers, carrying then loot, drop- j ped off and escaped. Darby Child Dies. William Cyril Darby, the 35 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. John William Darby, of Ellictt street, died this morning at of pneumonia, having been one week. The fun- against each and all cral will be held some Mflftday and specifications so have uotiferred Djr Ray c- Gardner. j And jjfur committee, having coui- its duties, prays that it .nay tary and other evidence, and the ar- guments of counsel, and have care- fully read the exhaustive briefs of coiinscl on both bides, having spent four days m the hearing of the mat- ter, iu addition to the time taken by us in the examination of the evi- dence and briefs. Upon a careful painstaking investigation of the same. e do find and say that of the charges 'so made against the said Israel M. Foster have been made out sufficiently to warrant yow-com- mittee in preferring any charges against the said Israel M. Fostei either for misconduct in office or for unprofessional conduct involving moral turpitude, and we report ad- The p re- ketball at the gym. The alumni line up as follows: Guards, Tewks- fcury and Bingman, center, Wood: forwards, Lewis and McCorklc. Gib- sou, Kenney, Shields. Miller, Kilbury, and Xutting will all appear on the 'varsity team. but definite arrangements yet been made. ENTIRE COUNTRY IS IN WINTER'S GRIP Old Boreas Sweeps Down From DRAWN YfflOMY Veniremen for Next Term of Court Taken From the Wheel Moore and Sheriff Mulligan yesterday afternoon drew from the county jury wheel the names of men who are to serve as grand and petit jurors at the February term of pleted be discharged. Respectfully submitted. J.- C. Brennan F. A Jeffers S M. Johnson. January .1th, 1U12 In sneaking of the report Junee 'sheriff is now servintr, lollov stated that he did not know) Petit Jury. i court, which -will open February The grand jury will report for duty 10 o'clock: cu tho morning of Mon- day, February 5, and the petit a week later at the- same hour The names of the jurors, which the or not it called for remarks -1- Marshfield. Rome: Frank Tha llnrthuinot HIM him, but that he had decided to! Moore. York: Sim Poston, Athens: Kew York, Jan. -Fresh from the frigid northwesi. tern- itia-l committee of attorneys to mvef- peratures ruled, a gale ui' the charges and believed that f CANCER DROVES FATAL Wife cf Day Pastes Away at Canton, Ohio. Canton. O.. Jan. William R. Day. wife of Judge Day of the rnired Stales supreme court, died in her home here from cancer of the Her husband has bee i ar net all winter, refusing to leave jher to aitevd thfe sessions of the su- preme conrt. Sfce in the jsiotaer of "United States Judge AViliiam L. Day of Cleveland and also of Rufus and Lu- ther Day of Cleveland. The fourth son, Stephen, is an attorney of Chi- cago. 'four -were at her bedside when death cans. eveything- liquid except the salty waters of the Atlantic ocean. The cold enveloped the en- tire continent. The riidest place on the map was Q'Appeile, away up ia Saskatchewan, wiiere the thermome- ter registered "0 degrees zero. And it was not so warm in some pares of the notably at Moore- head. Minn., where it was 24 beiow; W. R. Goddard, Bern; Ed Chase. Car- thage: F. M. Barker. Waterloo. Waldo Baird. Canaan Henry Hart- man, Trimble: S. T Troy Emmett I.inseotf, Ames; fiobt York; Charles Maxwell, John Rlako, Alexander: Lewis he had succeeded. This com uittee. i feres-aid. Rome Frank Pie-re. judge said, had made an even Henry Nelson. Athens, Joseph I'aik- u foTt- regarding the case. The case was a very unpleasant one for him to have to Handle from its nature, but the court stated that ho had tried to pick a fair and impar- ATTORNEY ISRAEL. M. FOSTER, Who was exonerated by a court committee'from the brought by Mayor Gardner, alleging unprofessional conduct, involving moral tur- pitude. OCTOBER TERM WAS ADJOURNED FRIDAY Feburary Session of Common Pleas Court Opens in Few Weeks Common jileas court was adjourn- ed yesterday afternoon, sine die. The February term will begin with the convening ol tho Brand jury on Mon- day, February 5. Judge "Wood took up mat- ters which have been pending and decided them. Motions in the Krepple and Spray from Nelsonville wore overrul- ed. In these- aciions suit on bonds n liquor cases brought. The court reversed Mayor Gardner n the case of Lewis Nagy, a Hun- eariau of Chauncey, who was found .guilty of keeping a place and fined n the court of that village. Judge Wood held that the verdict of Mayor raidner was not sustained by the evidence in the ease. The court stated that while liquor was found at Kagy's house after a celebration f foreigners, there was no evidence o show that the house was a place f public resort. Xagy's fine was paid to Mayor Gardi or arid will now have to be etuined to him. According to Treas- rer Minister, of Chauncey, Xagy tands a poor chance of getting his nonoy for some time as he states hat the outgoing odicials of Chaun- ey had spent so much money that hr- village was now about in ebt. Judge staiod that IIP ad no way of .seeing that Nag} got is money back. The court pap-sod on a motion in he dainagf suit brought by Robc-i f laker against The Guysvillo Tele- hone company. Paris of the motion vere sustjuticd and pail'; GOT VINDICATION SAYS RAY GARDNER Ex-Mayor of Chauncey In- terviewed of Probe Committee Ray Gardner, ex-mayor of Chaun- cey, was m the city this moraine, ,oa-.e was 'fivc-n to fiir- ;L iv plcad- liakcr alleges that his horse hurt through neglige it slnng- WillJPton, X, O., and Huron. S D. where it was 20 Kven Chi-, hivestigaiion than lie had expefted and hearing had been public court said that he had observed that a sreat deal of bit- terness had existed between the par- ties and the attorneys m the hea.r- ii.r, and now that it was all over he hoped tne verdict, of the the members of bar as ir should be and that c-ago had below, and the raercury -tnoro would be no bitter feeling hit the buIVseje at Dajion. O., and !The tnat- !lp-'J alwavs was only 2 above at Pltwourg. j been proud of the JVehn? that __ had existed among the iwmberrf rf Eight Freeze to Death. j tiie Athens count} bar aid that life Winnipeg. iUn.. .Ian. 6 Mounted i was too short to hol'i realise The or, Athens. .loh.i Athens. Bai Grand Jurors. Hiii. Athens. John nu" of :i telephone The judge did riot dec- the Her> shaw, Trimble; rio.v! York: O. C. Howard, Do-.r--. J. u Vaughn, Trimble. W O, Sto-jt, f'arthage; George Myora, York IL i; Union. Rome; J M Lama York: John C. A. P.ean, Rome. Charl.-'S M, T. Walsh. Athens. Howard. Anit-s. Sam Ba Featherstonc. Homo "Thirty-two I ook Monthly Exam. Thirty-two took ihe ranuar> ina examination. way held policemen have reported th.-it eight I he said, should always Athens building tr- those of six men. T. woman earetul of their professional and Of this number, sought ele- "meutary atcs d but two trier] for hiffh .school crnficatcs. Bryson, of not able to be present and a found under jsonal conduct each other and the great snow that ha? fallen within tcward the court the last 4S horns in the territory SO Th.-- coiirr held that the ofiicial rec- miles north of this r-itv The of tr.e neanng should be put on was clasped to the bosom.- the court journal, becinnma wirh his The bodies were found at the edge j appointmt-nt of an "InvestiaraUng of a ranch. Three dead horses committee and this committee's re- fonnd in harness near the bodies. A covered wagon, anipty, save 'or a (Continued an Two.) Jiayor Gardner's charges, he held, were not a oourr record and (Continued -on Two stow case trom Xc-lsonvilJe. uliieu heard by him ago He stated >cstfrda> that .'if tended to withhold hi'} derision foi h( mo time and hoped the pm- ties uouid got logfth'-i agam. Four liquor fioin Nt-lsonvillc bt, d to tiic court on briefs and bills of and be of this term In the P of Thf- Security rfav- P.rutk roiiipatiy ;igai isi I.'daar. the let-cud was tliat cause had been war- the uinii.fiU' and aaked by a reporter as to what ho had to say about the report oi' the conwrjittee filed yesterday in r-ouil. Ho said: "I do not Imve much to aay fur- ther than tliat T have been grossly libeled by Mr. Foster, by the plead- ings filed jn the court of common 1 have been advised by attor- neys outside of Athens that the act was grossly unprofessional ou the part of Mr. Foster. J have read and heard read court decisions holding such conduct libelous and unprofes- sional, and I therefore founded the in good faith that I might meet Mr. Foster tace to face in court where I would bo exonerated by the testimony given. "The hearings completely vindi cated me from I be charges of cor- ruption made by Mr. Foster, and it was neier my purpose to punish Mr. Foster for the sake of punishment, but to vindicate myself ol the charge of ccnuption in office. My under- standing is that the charges are open yet for further investigation in oth- er courts, if I shall desire to file the same or other charges against him, but if sufh should he my policy in the future, I shall prepare charges on my own responsibility, and involve (Continued on, page 4.) Hanna's lieutenant Gets Back in Political Gama WILL SMOOTH OUT WRINKLES STREETCAR DIVES FROM HIGH BRIDGE Four Persons Fatally Injured a! Cincinnati. the brought I.ettie foe V. ool'ey to file an V motion ro IK- as rhoii-'h oi Jiic loot of ibis '--nil v. as suh- iritt.Ml to the court the Milt brot Ira Mm.shaii again1-! ff.el ev-MHor of rlu- e-tate tiir- late- Fipernan of Ko-h !ra his acied us for Mr and Mrs J Vouna- aLCJ rv.'o erjf h -i houis r.nd for -J.1 pay him -Mrs. James Musser. of 23 Brown avc-lfnr ibcne services, but thar. the exec- nue. Mr. Ycung is employed in tliisjtitor woisld nor nlio-.v- claim when Cincinnati 0.. Jan 6.- While geSag oxer the Centra! bridge over the between Onc'inmti and ew port. K5 a youth BeKeviie iegttar jumped the track and was from the bii'lge to the river Lank at foot of Ludlosv street. The motciman. i ondueto.- and threo -A PIP injured am! four of thorn are to be at ihe finf-innaii hospita1 Tho .njuied art- TJarton Scliroli. 2f'. nf ihe Ceiitrj.1 Bridge com- pany the bridge where the t-oiithgate. Ky., injuries; f'inonuiaM. ftafur.'d rii'i i iiapfe! s-kul! frarinrcil. i'i Hearv Finnan. 23, motor-man. Cov- Kj skull fra> fured. muitiri'e Jlrfirj conductor. .NVv.-poit. Ky. fractured sk-iU ar.a multiple injuries: Sam Hoilov. walr- er. 24, Now fort, multiple The (ar was an extra, ami as it. I turn %-rieie the approach to the bridge curves at an angle of degrees into Broadway, it left the rails, tearing down the four-foot iron rail at the side of the bridge, and jumped into space. It alighted top on Trip to Pacific Coatt For Avowed Purpose of Getting War- ring Into Harmony Curnp. Working For No Particular but Wanta Unity of Action In let Appearance-. Wathington, Jan. fj. on tour of o coast, Rocky and wwt of Miuiourl rtrer, with, a view to corralling uniuatruct- cd delegations to the national cou- vention next June, vary'lfttwit feature Of the prwidett- tlal situation. Before leaving town Mr. that hlc tour not in of Prealdent or Colonel but that ha Repub- licans %no inclined that neitbfir oouid or should ed, and that the nomination' nhould go to a candidate who could unite the discordant In-tAe nation- al party. Mr. Heath referral to political end of tbe Republican partr in moat of the vnich in a number ba4 liven their electoral vote to the He remarked that .the 'n of were torn to factional and that publican t almoat shot to the last 1 recounted tbe turmoil between the Taft and antl-Taft ttw anceo between- the Rooeevelt men and the by and and on down thf, Mr. Heath added that tour not in the Intereit of any 'stnglr publlccn presidential poaaibility. ,but .hat tt a hape that from the he to will find it agreeable tc leave" hemselvei to dticuasion and counsel when they arrlve-fn the con- rentioa city. Hanna Lieutenant. Mr. Heath bent remembered U' one of tbe chief" of the late A. Hanna. It Heath and 1895, under the .direction of Mr. Hanna, traveled broadcast through.- the land solidify- ing to the national conven- tion of forJMcKinley. the- belief of many that Mr, Heath can organize tbe ol the old Hansa machine Into a nu- cleus which may become a power in determining the of a Republican candidate in Chi- cago In' June. The" attitude of tbe president'-s not al- tered ooe jot. They believe that if the president can not win in tbe ap- proaching national struggle, no Re- publican can. There are very eminent Republi- cans in this city who tell you that quite a number of their brethren hfive been aware that in a quiet way a boomlet for George W. WleJcu'iham, attorney general, been started. There a vagueness about this boomlet that is rather mysterious, and yet there is no ques- tion but that it has been discussed and its feature? remarked m somo of the inner circles of "Washington. Flames Gut Building. Columbus. O.. Jan. (5. File which stauod on the third floor of the C. T. Phillips Decorating company's store in Xorth High street, gutted that e.'-tabHsbinT.t and (Bused a loss estimated at S75.00U. Adjoining buildings in w'tiieh were located Sank Brothers' saloon said the Cash- att cigar store, were damaged by water and Owing to rhe ex-' treme cold, water from the fire hoga froze to the Drills of the At- Atwood Quits Akron, O., Jan. Harry X. wroo.i. who made a flight across tha eountry from St. Louis to the Atlan- t'c, coanf. and who se'-erai days ago experienced a ia the easr. ii to quit flying. On his arrival here it s arnouaced that the aviator is to engage IE the manufacture o' a new machine of his own invention. She Will Change Then. Mrs. my daugh- ter is such a big girl, still afraid of the dark. Mrs. worry about rhat. my She'll sooct ;