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Athens Daily Messenger, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1912, Athens, Ohio Kpt many want ads in this pap-ir nowadays are of mere- ly general good many will come "close home" to you. 44444 44444 WEATHER INDICATIONS. bly T nge e THE HOME PAPER OF ATHENS AND ATHENS COUNTY, OHIO. Snow tonight and probably A Ttif-sday: not much change in temperature. VOL 35 ATHENS, OHIO. MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 6, 1912 PRICE TWO CENTS ALL READY TOR DROPOMJAVfl Ohio's Gonstfytjonai Conven- tion Opens Tomorrow FOURTH IN STATE'S HISTORY Four Big Questions, Including Initia- tive and Referendum, Will Occupy Most of Debates' and Warm Predicted by Those Conversant With Situation. Judge Dwyer of Dayton, Owing to Will Preside at Opening. Columbus. O., .Inn Den- nis D'vyer of Dayton, who by virtue or his age will be temporary presid- ing officer of the Ohio constitutional convention, will call the first session order at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning in the hall of the house of representatives. The Green bill, au- thorizing the convention, provides that the oldest delegate elected is to act as temporary presiding officer, and.as Judge Dwyer is S3 years old, tlie .yinor therefore fails to him. After Oe delegates have presented tlieir credentials, the first business o convention will be the selec- tion of a president and other officers. For the presidency Rev. Herbert S. Bigelow of Cincinnati, Judge Caleb II. Morris of Marion and D. F. Ander- son of Youngstawn are leading can- didates, with Professor George AV. Knight of Columbus mentioned as a dark horse. Candidates Numerous. 'The selection of secretary, the posh ion "paying the highest salary in the convention, will be made from outside the convention membership. Candidates' are Former State Li- brarian Charles B. Galbreath of Co- lumbus.' Former State Senator Bd- Gillette of. Fan-field county and' AV. S, Pollock and jfalloran D. Banks of Cleveland. That the convention will be in ses- sion at least four months is the opinion of those who have the problems that will come up for consideration. A quarter of a thousand men will take part in the performances, these 119 be delegates, some or more will be clerks, stenogra- phers., officers, doorkeepers and call boys, while the rest will represent, in one rapacity or another. This is the fourth of Ohio's consti- tutional conventions. The-fi-'st was held at Chillicothe in 1902 and its work. Ohio's first constitution, was adopted Nov. 20 of that year. The second convention was in Columbus and Cincinnati, in iSol. us work ratified by a popular vote .Tune IT of that year, by a majority of 16.2SS. The third convention was in Columbus and Cincinnati. ;n and 1J-74. first two had some- Thing to show for their work, but the third, after entailing an expense of more than saw its work re- jected by the voters. It is the result of the labors of the convention of 1851 that is still the supreme law of the state- One of the big questions to be fought out before the contention settles down to the work of drafting a new constitution is the manner in which the committees be the members shall he selected by the presiding officer or by a committee on committees picked by the delegates themselves. Among the questions which are to come before the convention, four stand out pre-eminently as certain to engage the attention of t'le dele- gates. First conies the initiative and ref- erendum. About this the fights of the session arc expected to wage the hottest longest. The consensus of opiwfen is that the final proposi- tion will provide S per cent to secure a referendum vote. 10 per cent to initiate a law and 12 per cent to se- cure s vote on a constitutional amendment. Ii) this connection the farmer delegates and those from the smaller communties are expected to make strtogent demands for con- stitutional provisions requiring that these percentages be distributed over a majority of the counties of the state ta prevent the domination of rural communities by the large titles.' Classification of Property. Second of the propositions which nr.doubtedly .will be subrmtte-J is the classification of property for taxa- tube. AAThat form the classification -will take or whether it will take any form other than to give authority to he legislature to pass classifying laws ir a thing which no one wiii venture to predict, but that Hie.ques- tion vill he submitted to tha voters In one form or another seems quite certain. The risht of the state to license the liouo.- traffic is the third which they say will so to vote, while the fourth is the right if wom- en to vote. Like almost cneiv other question which will come thf convention, these four question? liaxt- been before every constitutional con- vention and almost ic the historv of Ameiica. Toledo Veteran Dies. Toledo, O.. Jan. Former I'ost- master Patrick Uowling. 71. y eran of the chil war, died .it his home m this city. Camain Dowhn? was collector of internal rc.euut- :a New York back in the seventies and was for a number of mem- ber of the board ot manager of ihe Xenia home tor soldiers' and "ailors orpbai-s. COUNCIL TO mm ON nsma Contest and Protest Will Adjudicated This Evening Clljf FEDERATION 10 tt ORGANIZED Club Women Preparing for State Meet Here in October The first meeting of the Pa.lb.is club for was hold Saturday at the Did You Know This? .j. ___ XOL main- tluit on election dai. when an- he me of Mrs ris The club was, favored be At the adjourned sermon 01 council this evening two important matters that vitally concern the membership of the new body of city fathers will be decided, viz: a pretest to the seat of C. E. Starr, of the third ward, and a contest to the election of M. J_. Bowers, of the second ward. The meeting this evening will begin at 1 o'clock. At the first meeting of the new council the contest to the election of Air. Bowers and the protest to the seating of Mr, Starr were filed by .1. L. Phillips and John Cook, respec- Mr. Phillips claims that he was legally elected through a vote which was not counted because it was placed in the wrong ballot box and that this would have otherwise prevented the tie vote for councilman in the third tic which v.as decided in favor of Air. Bowers, by the winning of a coin-toss. Mr. Cook claims that Mr. Starr is the postmaster at The Plains and for that reason is not a resident of this city, and therefore can not be a coun- cilman for any ward. Both sides in both controversies will be present at council meting this evening with witnesses and attorneys and the session be an unusually interesting one. Springfield i-aqtory Burns. Springfield, O.. Jan. S. Fire de- stroyed the Sterling company's ware- house and the shop of the electrical construction supply company, entail- ing a loss of It is believed the fire started from an overheated stove in the shop. C. Hopkins on i auo selections by little Miss liachacl Hopkins, daughter of the hostess The sketch on "The Pantheon" that) Monfort was to have given, was its place was substituted a. delayed paper by E Moore, on 'The Capitoline Museum A paper on "A A'isit to Tripoli and Hadrian's Villa" was made very in- teresting by Mrs. C. S. McDougall. Mrs. Pierce a comprehensive review of "The Maible Faun" that fit- ted well wiih the program. "The Conversation on Underground Italy" was conducted by Mrs. Treud- ley. At the business session, arrange- ments were made to hold a meeting of the Federated Clubs of this city, on Thursday, January 18, at the Con- cast their ballot, iicahy immuno trom arii-t-t thi.s immunity is ;uiara.Heed to th" tiio Ohio coiisiitutioii. coavenlion which ou Tuesday, in Columlms. will seek to revise. Ki-i.tioit ui Article V, sajs" "Elecrors. durinu their at- tendance at elections, and ui So 1111? to and rcturnins there- irom. shall be privileged from arrest in ail (Uses evccpr trea-on, felony, and breach of the peace." The same immunity ib grant- ed by thu constitution to leg- islators during the sessions oi uie geneiiti a 'VARSITY SHOWED t WEIL INJIRSTGAME Coacii Much Marietta Here A. H. S. Without Gym Coach Ilinamau was .j.I surprised at the show, ins; of the ma- u-iial for the "varsity basketball toam Saturday cnening, when a strong alum ni team had a great lime in winning mcrcial Club room in the Athens Xa- IS BURIED NEAR THE SCENES OFCHILDHOOD Mrs. Elizabeth Vorhees Cotton Died at Home in Baltimore, Md. Elizabeth Gotten died at Friday from after an ill- :ich ha'' congestion of the brahi ness of nervous trouble tional Bank building, to form a. City Federation. The purpose of this fed- eration will be to co-operate in plans and arrangements for the meeting of the State Federation, to be held here' yesterday afternoon and interment continued for some time. The funer- was held at Albany al 1 o'cloe in October. AVord was received from the state president that she would be present borne time during the year to assist in plans for the meeting. The club was made near the scene of her chi hcod. Mrs. Cotton leaves a sou. Dr. Al- bertus Cotton, with whom she ina( her home, a sister. Mrs. J. V. uer uuuie, a sister, jirs. .1. r. adjourned to meet m two weeks w.tn this city_ brotners. Dl, B. c, Vor. 1 S" u- A- natcn-_________ hes, of rolumbus, and Austin W. Aror- CHANGE OtOHS IN NEW GAS COMPANY WILSON'S LETTER GIVEN TO PUBLIC Wanted Bryan Knocked Into Cocked Hat, Xew York. Jan. exact wish which AVoodrow Wilson expressed in that letter to Adrian K. .lolnie was that AVilliam -1. Uryan might be knocked "once for all into a cocke'l hat." and not that ho be ?o' out of the Democratic party. The letter was given out by Mr. Joline <'irtor he had beard That Governor Wilson thought that the full and accurate text should replace the modified ver- sion that had been piinted. Tin? is the letter, ddtcd at PrincetongikApril "5. "My Dear Sir. Joline: Thank you very much for sending me your ad- dress at Parsons. Kansas, bci'ore tho board of directors of the Missouri, Kansas Texas railway. I have read it with relish and entire- agree- ment. AVould that we could ,'o some- thing at once dignified and effective to knock Mr. Bryan once for all into a. cocked hat." In th eaddress to whirh President AVii-Pon. refer; ed. Mr. Joline. then president of the M.. K. T railroad, had expressed disagreement witli Mr. Bryan as to certain opinions about railroads. AVoodrow AVilson ?au! in regard to his letter to Mr. -Inline that he didn't remember scndinp: the letter out. and that the whole matter is a pieco of gossip gotten up at the present time to injure him. but if they wanted they rr-ight go ahead and make the letter public. Guysville Parties Now Con- trol Line on East Side of City The interest of Dr. Lefever, of Glousier, and of J. A. Lxjvetl. of Mar- ietta, in the Sutinyside Gas company, were purchased last week by Finster- wald Brothers, Dr. Harper and C. JT. ropelaud, of Guysville. and this com- pany will be merged with the Mari- etta and Hocking A'alley Gas a.nd Oil compa.iy, of which the purchasers of the local company ars the owners. The two companies will be operated to- gether. The Marietta and Hocking Valley Company has a number of consumers in Rome and Canaan townships while the Sunnysido company has con- sumers in this city on East State street. Hocking and Palmer streets, Mill and Elliott streets. The wells that supply this company are in Can- aan and Lodi townships and have held up well during- the present coid spell. Xow that both companies are undei the same management, new wilj be drilled, new lines laid and othor done to improve the service. The Guysville men now have con- troll of noth companies, having pur- chased five-eights of the stock uf the Sunnyside company. FRUIT MEN WILL MEET State Horticultural Society to Hold Annual Session. Marietta. Ohio. .fan. inter- est is manifest, in the announcement that the -l-lth annual meeting of tiie Ohio State Horticultural society will be held in this city. January The year just closed a record- breaker for the society in the in- crease of membership. Amonp the will L. n. Caton, president of the society: X. E. Shaw, chief of the of orchard inspection. W. industrial agent of.the 11. O. Railway; Profs D.' Se-lby. J._ Groeu and II. A. of the 'Ohio Suite ment'station: Prof. AV AV. Paddock, of Oliio State Dr O. Thompson, president of the Ohio State university, and F. II. Ballon, of Xewark. hees, of Pomercy. Jiary Elizabeth VorLiees Cotton was the daughter of the late John ard E. M. McGrath, of near Albany. John Vorhees, for a mrmber of years lived in Albany and Hcbbardsville and was one of the very substantial men of Athens count3'. Mrs. Cotton had liv- ed in the East with her soil for many years. Dr. Albert us Cotton, who ac- companied the remains of his mother to Athens county, attended the Ohio university for several years and last year was honored with a degree. from the younger men by Hie score of 17 to As the result ot thi.s Same, the coach now looks for a bet- ter teaai than he at first expected. Although all of, ihe material tor the team was inexperienced except Cap- 'ain Kennoy, tin- new men played a last fuuiu; and showed that they are together on their team work. Miller and Gibson displayed great form. For the alumni McCorklo plny- ed most consistent game. Gibson. Bethel, Miiler, Yauger, and Kenny .started for the 'varsity and there were a number of substitutions. AVooii. Lew-is. McCorkle, Tewksbury and Dins-man were on thu alumni team. The first colegiate game of the season will be played against Marietta colloiU' here nes.t Saturday evening. The first of tlie interchiBs games will bp played tomorrow evening between the Sophomores and Juniors and the Preps and Seniors. The two games will be seen for one small admission tee. The liiRli school team has been de- prived ot the use of the university mmnasium for practice and for games bc-cause of the conflict with the reg- ular college gym. work. Since gym work has been rcrruii ed, the floor is iii nearly constant use and there are many different basketball teams and track teams at, work there much of the time. If a placeo for the high school games can not be secured nt once, the team will probably disband. OTADR n 01 Him 10 Li Councilman From Third Ward Cannot Vote in Meeting Tonight Mrs. Day Buried Today. Canton, O.. Jan. S. The funeral Service-! for Mrs. R. Day were held at the family residence in Xorth Market street, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial was made in Decides Knotty Problem. Colr.mbtis. O.. -Inn S Tiia: the sheriff of a drv county can lawfully sell seized by t'ae county in satisfaction of a claim of the county for Aiken !a'.v tax. de- spite tho Rose oountv option law. is the opinion rendered by Attorney General Hcgan to Prosecuting Attor- ney of Ffardin cnuntj. John K. Cook, of the third -ward, this morning brought an injunction suit against C. E. Starr, councilman from that ward, asking that he be ousted frcm the city council and be restrained from act iris as councilman until the merits of the cace can be heard moie fully. The application for temporary in- junction was heard this raorniiiR at chambers .Tudse who aliow- ed it and set the for hearing- next Friday. Accordingly Mr. otarr can no I sit and vote as a councilman this evening in the matters of tho pro- test to bis own beat and the contest to the election of Mr. Bowers. Judge AVood this, inormns for Xew Ijcxingfc.i, nrro he will hold court fcr several days, returning in time to hear the injunction suit on its merits. Cook, in his petition, alleges that Couixilman Starr in not a resident 01 this city, and is :m office; at The and for those- reasons, can not ly t-it anHiijt the f'.'y REV. L. C. MADDOX. Of Nevj Lexington, former Athens pas- tor, was stricken with paraly- sis yesterday, while in the pulpit. OHIO'S 191 IMAGE WILL SHOWHASE Production of Coal Dropped Three Million Tons Last Year Advance reports received by State Mine Inspector Geo. Harrison, indi- cate that the coal production in Ohio for the year 1911 will show a decrease of from three and one-half to four million tons as compared with the out- put of the year before, when the ton- nage was tons, the greatest production for any one year in the history of the state. The principal reason for the large tonnage in 1910 was the long strike in Illinois, which increased the lake trade from Ohio. During- tho last year many of the districts there was a suspension of work of from five and one-half to six months, and in other districts the work is reported as having been light. The greatest slump was in the small producing counties. The large pro- ducing counties worked nearly full time. In falling off of tonnage, the Hocking district, the big coal producing section, shows an approxi- mate increase of 13 per cent. Eastern Ohio counties fell ojf probably 10 per cent., or a decrease of about 0-00 tons. In Jackson and Meics coun- ties the per centage of loss is 40 per renr. Mahoning county suffered a loss of 10 per cent, and Columbiana coun- ty 20 per cent. will be short. tons. Coal prices were lower that the pror-eedii.5 jear and were subject to more or leas Hurt nation. There was a shortage of cars in the Hocking valley tho latter part nt" the year, v. hen the demand for fuel is larger. The "-ar- not so large as the j ear There is a gratfying decrease in the number of aceide_ns. to Xoveri- this year, b'lt v.ere report- ed. Of these. -SI were due to falls ot to mine car accidents, and three to elertricitj. output fell off but apnro.vimately .S per cent, the number of deaths per cent. Bolmont the largest number ot' tatal ace.dents, -Jfi, of v.-'nkh were due to fall slate. feferFon couiity was f-eoond with 21, and of thas-c in To falls of roof. These conn tie? have the Xo. S scam of eoal which has a dangerous top, fall! is easiiy when deprived of proper support. Guernsey county had ifi fatal accidents, 10 being from falls of root Thirteen counties had no fa- tal Tho number of violations of the mining laws dropped from 52 cases in irtio to in 1911. The linos from pni.secuiioiib during the year amount- ed to The convictions were: For liuiinim; impure oil. JO; employ- ment of minor, i; violating the break- iug-throuAh improper chield- ing of mining machine. 2; crossing a daunor Mgnal of lire boss, '2; entf-r- mg a mine before examination by the lire bops, 3j entering a mine generat- ing fire damp with an open light be- lore examination by fire boss. 1; [ailing lo supply sullicient ventilation 1, failing to provide safety catches on mine i-ugoh, 1; burning acetylene lamps, 2; failure lo supply proper timber to 2. riding on haulage trips, (j. and for selling inferior oil, J. It I.H predicted that 1912 will he a prosperous year for both the employ- er and employe. AN EXCELLENT ONE Tale of West Wingers by Striek Gillian a Real Feature The special Aluniui Magazine num- ber of The Green and AA'hite, issued Saturday is a 24-page booklet which fairly bristles with matter of interest to the student of the present and es- pecially to the gruels of many years ago. The cover of the issue bears a half tone of Prof. D. J. Evans, "the grand oid man" of the O. U. faculty. The pages of the publication are crammed with good things. "Tho Auto Suspen- sion" by Striek Gillilan, in the master- piece of the issue. This is a plain, unvarnished tale of the adventures of ihe adventurers of the AVost Wins, in which Pud Dew, Park Coller, Cash Shepard, M. A. Hermon, Arthur John- son, Kippy Norris, Clarence Murphey, John Sheffield. Irish John Pickott and others play a part, and it is as laugh- able as il is true. J. R. Collins and r. B. Dickson write of the Old Guard 'members-of the faculty, who have' been here for ten years or more, ath- etics of_ the early days, etc. Mes- sages of, good cheer from old-alumni ippear in 'most interesting form and every branch of college activity is carried from the beginning' to the present. Editor Blower contributed a spelndid. article on Attorney General Pirn Hogan, in the AVho's AVho depart- ment. THE ELEMENTS JIHPJIKT Battleships Encounter Fierce Gale Off Eastern Coast, Wfjk of Prayer Starts Tonight. Tho AVeek of Prayer will be observ- ed at Ihe First Presbyterian church each evening this week, beginning at 7 o'clock. All persons who are inter- sted in these services are urged to meet at this church each evening this veek. FATE OF RIGHESON HANGS IN BALANCE Confessed Murderer's Case Gomes Up Today. Boston. Jan. for a visit from Dr. Lothrop, the jail physician, the Clarence V. T. Hicheson. issed slayer of Miss Avis Linnell, passed a quiet and lone- some clay in his ceil at the Charles street Jail, lie spent, a portion of the day reading his Bible and looked over the newspapers. Ac- cording to a report he appeared in good spirits and calmly awaits tho decision of the court, today as to nis fate. AVhat most people are wondering at i? the nature of the sentence that if no pleads guilty in the superior court today, and there are many who believe thai, vcn if District Attorney Peliefier does insist upon a plea of Kiiiity tho first degree, ari'l although the de- fense hopes to save the man from tile, electric chair by securing a com- mutation from governor, that in war- a plea of degree followed by life j 'be tne TWO SEAMEN WASHED AWAY Dreadnaught Delaware, Pride of Un- cle Sam's Navy, More Darn- age In Buffeting From Waves Than Smaller and Prttentiouc Sis- ters Yacht Rendered Helpless and Is In Charge of enui Cutter. Norfolk, A'a., Jan. In the storm. that swept the entire Atlantic coast. practically every ship. in the Atlan- tic: fleet, now eu route to Cuba, 1 more or less damaged. So fur only two lives have beenreported lost, and- both of these were- from the cruiser Saleni, which arrived at the this morning. The two men who lost their Itvst were Taylor Bagwell of Beif Ara., and Herman Goldstein or New.' York city. Ton other inea who caught by the same -wave that wash- ed their less fortunate shipmates overboard were picked up .from the deck by comrades. These -men. it U said, fell face downward on the deck and managed remain on the ship by grabbing bold of chains and the railing. They were nearly -Ircwei" when picked up, and their- was covered with Ice where the hlg seas washed over them.; The cruiser Dixie hard- hit 'br? the have Wen extent at- -har jonld- not. ho learnea. The Dixie. WRB lintljer the .coast; 8f leja jwi being towed into Bermuda; battleflhlpB. The .battleship' lost two lifeboats a and the ham n'nd Washington The Delaware, one of the dreadnaughtB of the say, to' have suffered more than the Connecticut and some of thiK smalle- latest; MORGAN'S YAQHT CfflPPU) Crtw and Passengers cued by t Norfolk, -Va., her cabin, a portion of her mil and- both." anchors gone, the steam Cor- sair, owned by J. P. Morgan, lying at anchor off Awateagfue islaud, near- Tom Shoals, with the revenue cutter. Onondaga standing by. J The Corsair terrible expert- ence in the storm, and came n foundering in the gale. Llfesaver from Assateague lifesaving atatioa sighted the yacht in distress and went to her assistance. The of those on board could not be leanj-. ed. hut it was reported that they were taken off by llfesavers, whof gave them dry clotbing and food ami a place to sleep. Destroyers Reach Port. Hamilton, Bermuda, .Tan. -Sir of tlie smaiicr vessels of the North At- lantic squadron were compelle.d to put in here on account of the heavy weather encountered to the south of Bermuda, They -were the destroyers Perkins, Walker, Sterett, Amman and Pieston and supply ship Dixie. FACE OF WASHINGTON Was Seen in 1833 by John Lane Who ic Stricken at Capital. AVashington, Jan, aid to be the living man who lias looked upon the face of AVashington, Is critically ill here. Although RS year old, Lane carries with him. a, vivid recollection of the time. It happened in 1833, when the body of General AVashington was tak- en from the old grave in 5It_ Vermm arid placed in the vault where it now rests. At that time Mr. Lane but of the r-ourt 'JO- a11c' so srna'l ne nad to perch j himself upon the wagon seat before It learned for a posHHe could iook over the beads of tho that Hlfheson gave Miss Linnell poison which latibeil her death on] Tile Roman nose and striking fea- Saturday af tot noon, Oct. 24, follow- tures of the face and the white hair :g 3 lunciieoii. lie fold his counsel impressed him so tbat he never for- so when tney questioned him after writ injr the two confessions, and he also told the. lawyers that he s-.ig- j caused "by air tested to Miss Linnell tbat she take coffin, it that night for the purpose of re- lieving her physical rendition. jrot the scene. On the side of the face was a dark blotch, ho said, penetrating thru Representatives Eulogize Eikms. "Washington, Jan. S. The house convened noon today for the pur- pose of eulogizing the late of AVest Virginia. Veteran Succumbs to Exposure. Dayton. O.. Jan. Tim- me. a x-eteran of Xatioaal tary home, found in a frozen tion at the entrance to the tion, died in the hospital without covering
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