Athens Daily Messenger, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1912, Athens, Ohio Not many people whose thrift-sense is educated will MISS any great number of this week's want ads- How about YOU THE HOME PAPER OF ATHENS AND ATHENS COUNTY, OHIO. WEATHER SNOW TOOTJHT FRIDAY. COLDER FRIDAY. VOL 38 ATHENS, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 11, 1912 PRICE TWO CENTS Declare Railroads Favor Steal Corporation, E. L LAMPSON Will Help Make Rules For Constitutional Convention. SAT BATES DISCRIMINATING Alabama and Tennessee Iron Manu- facturers Prepare Data For Pres- entation to Interstate Commerce Commission Make Claim That Raise of a Ton on Transporta- tion Charges to Ohio River Points Bars Them From Northern Trade. New York, Jan. in freight latcs will be urged in an ap- peal to be submitted to the inter- state commerce commission by all of the independent steel and iron com- panies in Alabama and Tennessee. Experts preparing the papers and statistics. The purport of these will be that railroads of the south, particularly the Louisville Nash- ville and Southern railway, are main- taining exorbitant rates so that the "Uni'ed States Steel corporarion may continue to command the markets of the north and to the detriment or practical exclusion of all the com- panies in the south. The principal point at issue is the freight charge on iron from the Bir- mingham and Tennessee districts to Ohio river points. In the flush days of the iron industry, in 1906 and the early part of 1907, the railroads ad- vanced freight rates on iron to Ohio river points a ton. At first, when iron was selling at Slo a ton, the railroads advanced the freight rate 50 cents a. ton and then, when the price of iron advanced to a ton, the .railroads, according to -these steel 'men, elaborated the principle of charging all the traffic would bear and imposed a further charge of 50 cents. SNOWPLOW WRECKED Two Men Carried to Death In Mon- tana Snowslide. St. Paul. Jan. in a snowslide a mile east of Java, Mont.. in the Charles Al- len and Frank Brulport. engineers of the Great Northern, were carried to death and seven other employes, in- cluding Division Superintendent W- R. Smith and Roadrnaster James Garritj, suffered injuries. The rotary plow with which the men were fighting snow rolled 200 feet ir.to Middle Fork river when an avalanche of snow slid the mountainside upon it. Output Was Heavy But Prices Low According to U. S. S. MURDERER TURNS HOME INTO FQRT Kills Deputy, B'Jt Sorrento Wlteii Militia Appears. Scottsville, X. V.. .Tan. Although Uie production ol coal in Vmted States for was prob- ably second oi.Iy lo that ol the record 1'JJO, when ihe half billion totf maik was passed, there e never- theless been lew moie unsatisfactory years in the history of the coalm-b- iug industry, in the opinion of Edward Parker, con] statistician of the United Slates Geological Survey. For the aibst part tlie year was one of over-producfion and of a struggle for trade which depressed prices to t-uch an extent that when the total returns for ihe year are i'noted up the balance will probably be on the wrcng siue of the ledger There were, ot course, ex- ceptions, and notable among thorn was the record made in the anthracite re- gion of Pennsylvania. The shipments of reported by A. H. Arm- strong, chief ot" the liureau of anthra- cite statistics, for the eleven months ended November 30. amounted to long tons, and estimating the. shipments during December at UOO tons, the total for the jear was long tons. This exceeded the previous high record of 1907 by approximately tons. Tile local trade in 1011 amounted to about 2.000.000 long tons, and the colliery consumption amounted to about 000 tons. thatQtbe total production was very close to long tons, or about tons over the out- put of 3010. But for a number of years the use of arthraeite has been, wiih the exception ot" the small sizeh Twyman. a negro, while barricaded j used for steam raising in hotels, apart- in the cellar of a house, killed a dep- jments ,and office buildings, confined to uty sheriff and held at bay for" five j purely domestic purposes and in- hours the sheriff of Monroe coauty greases or decreases in its production and his deputies a detachment of can not be considered as factors in the the national guard and nearly every study of industrial conditions. The an- able-bodied man m that section of thracite industry in 10U was probably the oountv as firnl as an-v otner in country. He surrendered only on the assur- A of the increase in production is ance of another man of his race that j probably due to the stocking of no violence would be done if he gave in anticipation of April 1, ivhon up. His surrender followed the ar-jthe wage agreements terminate, but rival of a detachment of state naval the market has been absorbing an tm- thracito, ions tth ecpmaleut of Si'.i'Hi.iiOO lout; tousi, total in eduction of coal agsjresaK-d -1ST.OOO.OOii and hiioit IOHN compared with finl.iIOO.OOd tout, iu 11110. These estimates arc- baaed ou statements trom leading operators, on the railroad Khipni'Mit for all lint the last low weeks of th aud on tilt; monihb. n ports, fiom tilt- bhibt furnaces. The railroad ments indicate a deeiuaso of about I per cent in 11MO continued with Hill, ;md tho production of pis iron, as siv c'll in Tin.- Iron Age, tshows a of aliout it; per cent. Auto Club Tonight. The Athens. Automobile flub will meet in regular sessiou this evening at o'clock iu the Commercial Club room Bigelow is Then Delegated to Name Committees, GOMES AFTER WABM CONTEST militia with a onepouniier cannon. Above him as lie fought, in the front room cf the house, the Vody of his aged father, whom he had mur- dered, lay in a litter of liqnrr bot- usually large tonnage and the in- crease in production has not bcon chiefly artificial. On the whole the bituminous trade has been demoralized and disccurr.K- MADE SPLENDID RECORD IN OFFICE ties, and, scarcely a rod from the much of the business side of the house, throughout a great conducted at a loss. The principal part of the siese. the body of Deputy cauge for thjSj particularly an the Sheriff Simon W. Birmingham lay Eastcrn states, has been the depres- where he fell a hole drilled sjon in Uie iron trade whjch was through his forehead by a bullet from more fieriously roflecred in the the negro's rifle. Deputy Sheriffs regions. Prom correspondence Herbert JJ. Abbott and Edward A. wjtb Q, the principal roai_min. Jenkins and a 'nllaser. M. companies Mr. Vogt, were wounued by 1 wyman s csliraates that the production fire Twyman has been known as dp of bad man for vears. He was a f 20 to 3t> per cent, compared with 1010. hunter ancl a dead shot. About 2-1 per cent ot the coal used in the manufactur of coke is as the fine produced in the mini ig A. R. Bell Retires From Man- agement of Municipal Plants Full of Honors Supt, A. R. Bell, of the municipal light and water plants, yesterday turned over his -office and effects to PACKERS ELATED Judge Carpenter Rules Out Fart of operations is called. It is not a de- Testimony sirable fuel for other purposes, and Chicago, Jan. ll.-T'nere was joy tbe shutting down of hundreds of coke in tiie ranks of the 10 packers on! ovens has added the ot d.s- trial in the Fnitcd States clistricr Dosing of this product to the other court here when Judge Csrpenter! troubles of the bituminous operators. ruled out the testimonv of Jerome demands of the railroads and ot TI Pratt, insofar as it relates to the! other manufactures than iron were idpanfieation of figures ar.d nota- scarcely up to normal, bituminous tions marie on government exhibits, which the witness previously had de- clared were in the of Ogden Armour. Arthur MooV'er an'l Thomas three ot Uie do- bis successor, Director "Williams, at'- J fondants. ter a contiued service cf 14 years in] But the ruling v.as no bomb in tho camp of the government's auornejs. The testimony given by Pratt, for- mer manager for Armour Com- pany, may yet be admitted if on handwjking attribute the nota- tions to IK men to whom Ptatt has ascribed them. Amons other things Pratt testified the position. At tbe same time Miss Faye Baker, who had already tender- ed her resignation as bookkeeper, af- ter a service of eight years, step-ped out with Mr. Bell. The record of both employes is a high commetary upon their efficiency and painstaking care in thv discharge of their duties. Fcr many years Mr. Bell was in charge of tbe "water works plant and in 1896. "was given charge also municipal electric plant. That has inade good, the last year's rec-, for the week. ord of the two plants attest in that- was turned into the sinking fund and over .in the treasury to take expenses. When municipal plants all over the country have been wobbling along, Mr. Bell ccal was a rliug; on the market. A coal mine can not. like a factory, be shut down and allowed to remain idle with- out expense. Ventilation, pumping-, and repairs must be kppt sip. it may be cheaper in the end to mine and ?pll coal at n loss than lo j-bur down the mine. A Kenorally expressed opinion amonK those interested in bituminous- coal mining is that legislation rniiKt be secured which will enable the produc- ers to effect a better control of the in- dustry, under supervision, if need be. in order that life and proper- that four men for nusiness i mav an an. in open territory In all wlien operations are mn the Armour representatives underbid nj or of loo narrmv Lnt and' rone flf ofit_ swmg the ever went bolow the mimmurn Pnco co iservarior-.- margins for each week ar.d, rocoverv with minimum none could sell more goods than the I _.'. _ ,_ ._ SAFE Fire Did Not Reach Inside of Equita- ble Steel Vaults. Xew York. Jan. 11. T'.-.e biggest has put the local plants on their feet and showed a 'handsome profit. He news that came from the ice palace that was once tho Rnuiiable t.iiiklinc: i was the President was uie aiiiiuiiiiffir.i'UL ity t resident has been ably assisted by Miss Baker( A Day of ,he so- It is wimalont to th "who has handled the enormous detail j e.pt.. rhp_t ,hp Vorth prcdur-tion of r.eierium. the is to be accomplished. Thf total production of bituminous fral in 101) was probably from to per cent le-s than in 1010- A decrease of per cent does not see n relaMvojy important, but when if is considered (hat ppr fent of t means ton? more than a quarter of a for each inhabitant, it asume? p production in nuaitiiy, of the office in a highly proficient manner. OftO.OOA.OnO or moie. ?tored in of the Enuitaii'e arM sicnifi- the total ixth ooal- the !producing country of the world, and praci-ical.y double tho output of our r-antile Deposit roinpnny. are Hi) poll- Ship Wrecked; 22 Drowned, Madrid. Jan. 11. The stsanrship of Bilbao has been wrecked at mouth of the river j tact the ?tecl cases on the second Twenty-two were drowned. i sonr- unharmed, and thr.r tiie f'O eies on which the Equitable hctd OOu.OOO had been found in- floor. northern neighbor. Canada. With a of lo .1 per rc'.it in ihe bi- tuminous production, tlie output for the year would be between and short tons. When to this is added the production of sn- Lampson Resolution to Have All Committees of Constitutional Con- vention Named by Committee on Committees Selected by Congres- sional Districts Causes Uproar and Is Withdrawn After Eloquent Ap- peal by Presiding Officer. Columbus, O., Jan. 11. Bigoiow of the Ohio consiHuUonal lonvention. after a hard sun- reeded in h-vins the Lampsnn roso- fntion, which if adopted would have taken from him the pov.-er to name the committees of the convention, withdrawn. The plan con- templated the selection of the com- mittees by a committee of rmc dole- gate from, each dis- trict, such committee to be named by the convention. During the proceedings there wore several lively clashes between the opposing forces, one of which came when President Bigelow refused tc recognize a point of order raised by Delegate Fess of Greece county, when Bigelow refused to gi ant a question of consideration on z. reso- lution proposed by Delegate Lamp- son. Fess threatened to hare the chairman removed if his point was not put. He later receded. Witharaws Rtsolution. Opposition to the Bigelow plan for the appointment of committees by tbe president ceased when Mr. son asked to have his resolution for a rommittee of 21 withdrawn. Presi- dent Biselow had made a tiTsoual appeal to the delegates for the pow- er of appointing the committfes. He said ttat the only way io bring the convention to a friendly basis was to permit him to name the and he promised to be absolutely fair to all inteiests concerned. Accept- ing his plea the convention withdrew the Lampson resolution and1 the pies- ident v.as authorized to make the ap- pointments President Biselow. after t'.io smoke of battle cleaie'l away, named the following committee on rules, which will adopt the Doty ufies nnd will dominate (he work of th-1 conten- tion: President Lampson ol' Ashtabula. of IVtkm.-c. kins of Auglaizf. Uoty of CnyaliOfra. Shaffer of Butloi, f.oeto of [..awrenrf The committee to decide on the minor offices of convention by President T'isrelow as fol- lows: of jlnrsh of Hardin, Hnnis of Asbti'juia. Tet- low of Colv.mht.ar.a nnd of Stark. The convention adjournccJ ut.til next Tuesday at I o'clock. Committee In Session. Requirement for registration of is ospefted to be the action of file committee on rules, whkh assemble-! flu's -morning. As worded, anyone who tipBires to argue before a commute or to a gioup of anvw'iero. inn'st reid.ster r.amc ami ai'drfss with the secretary of tiie convention, for whnm he and he is paid and by whom. Citizens wish to arcuc to the member from their own coun- ty mav register by mail. Tiie committee also i? "sported to iii.ou the rule preventing a committee becominj? a Kriueyard. Thi's a member to withdraw from a committee, after a week's timt, and place on the convention calendar any proposal be has sub- mitted. iiNG SCENES Railroad and Cement Prop- erties Will be Opened Near Here Charters u ill soon bo taken our for tin- Lake Kno and Ohio .River Railroad company with a capital of and The International -Mining and Manufacturing company with a capital of by E. BiutUuuu, J. _M. Partridge and W, B t'heri ington, of Wellston and asso- ciates for the purpose, of building a steam ruilrouu Irom Sandusky to the Ohio River by way of Lancaster, Al- lensville, llanuleu and Wellston to the Ohio river and to erect big ccmer.t plants and open coal mines. The parties behind the new cam- panics are said io have options on large quantities of land in Jackson, Vlnlon, Scioto and Lawrence coun- ties, comprising over acres. It is said that theso options are- to bo taken up at once. 13. F. llowland and N ButtM-ficld, of New York, arc said to be handling; the financial end 01' the deals. It is also said that the plans ot the company contemplate iho taking over of the old Ijancaster and Hamden road lo lie used as a link in the lake to rucr line. The plans of the men behind the companies are largo, in- cluding the construction of the rail- road, the of two cement plants of 2000 barrels a day each capacity, two blast furnaces, a roll- ing mill and two brick plants. Columbus attorneys have been working on the option contracts for some time and it is said that the work of taking up the options will soon begin. Among the options tak- en over are those on acres of coal lands near AJlensville, includ- ing the entire village. These Al- options were secured by Jerry Morrow, of Wellston and the Columbus Savings and Trust com- pany has been made the depository t'6r the options tinder a CO-day agree- ment dated December 20, 1911. ft. is said that a large syndicate composed of wealthy Englishmen, are behind the movement and that engineers sent out by them have al- ready made an examination oi' the line of the proposed railroad, as well as cf the undeveloped coal proper- ties, ft is understood that the char- ters for the two companies will be asked for within a short time. Ohio men will be the principal officers of ihe companies and three of the di- rectors will be from London, En- gland, representing the English cap- ital .which will develop the coal property and build the railroad. Abstracts of title of the land under option are now being- prepared and it is said that as goon as the ab- stracts are completed the properties will be taken over. The principal offices of the company will be at Wellston. LEAGUE REORGANIZES Marsfield and Newark Taken Back ir.to Ohio Circuit. Columbus, O.. Jan. own- ers oi rlie Ohio State league, during the annual meeting, not. only receiv- ed .Mansfield back ir.lo the organiza- tion passed favorably i-pon the application of W. H. Watkiiu to lo- cate life club at Newark, where he was established prior to tiie transfer season to Springfield. This ac- tion, carrying with it the release of the S'lringBSd territory to Cen- tral league, was followed by an or- to the circuit committee to re- main on duty and continue tile work of dfci'iins ju-ct wliar the exact makeup of (he league shall be. In addition to Ihe Newark and .Mansfield clubs, representatives from of Hamilton. Lancaster, Chilh- or.iiH-, Lima and Portsmouth took lirut in the proceedings. WANT BETTER WAGES Ohio Miners Will Act on Committee Report Today. Columbus. O.. .Ian. the wage srale committee of District 6. Vnitert Mine Workers of America, who are holding tlieir twenty-third annual convention in Columbus, re- ports tOflr.y. it is expected an in- crease will recommended It is expected that tho recommendation likely will be adopted by the conven- tion and fought by operators. P. White of Oskaloosa, la., international president of UK- min- ers' organization, addressed tne Ohio 'So long as I am pres- ident there will be no reduction in lie said. Unofficial returns of the votes cast at the recent flection indicate his re-election as jirosident. According to President White there now only one strike in the organ- ization. It is in Colorado an.1 affects men. PREMIER CAILLAUX QUITS Resignations of Entire French Cabi- net Tendered Fallieres. Paris, Jan. Caillaux has found it impossible to patch up a cabinet and has placed his resigna- tion and those of his cabinet in the hands of President Fallieres. Tho immediate difficulty was to fill the ministry of marine. M. Theophile Ueleasse, the present minister of marine, had undertaken to accept the foreign portfolio, but Admirals Oenninet and Aubert and Senator Boudin successively refused to fill the place which Dolcasse would leave vacant. This was sufficient proof that nobody was anxious to enter a moribund ministry. Stanley Serves Papers on dent Farrell, M'CALL IS SAFE Missing Torpedo Boat Destroyer Sighted Near Bermuda. Washington, .Ian. 11. The navy department received a dispatch from Rear Admiral Osterhaus, commander in chief of the Atlantic fleet, an- nouncing that the missing torpedo- boat destroyer McCall lias been found northeast of Bermuda and that ttho is proceeding under hrr own stipin, with all on board well. The receipt of this news greatly relieved the minds of officials of the navy de- partment, who were beginning to have fears over what might have happened to the McCall in the storm that scattered and damaged the fleet. CARNEGIE GIVES TESTIMONY FARMERS MEET TO DISCUSS SITUATION Will Make Several Constitu- tional Recommendations, Columbus, O., Jan. Ohio farmers' congress, in session hero, is expected to oppose anv classification of property for taxation by the con- stitutional convention; also the li- censing of saloons. Boost Ohio reeommemdatlons to the constitutions.! conveatioj; may be made 'by the combined agricultural interests, represented Ohio" farmers' congress, Ohio fair boys, farmers' institute workers, state board of agriculture, Ohio Live Stock association, Ohio grangers and oth- ers interested in rural development in session here today. The association's special object has been to create enthusiasm in the Buckeye stale. It was called, togeth- er at the instance of Secretary A. P. Sandles of the state board of agri- culture to the activities of the state board, which is holding its annual meeting today, and to en- li'St suppflrt for the booster car now touring the state. Following the address of Secretary Jesse Taylor of the Ohio Good Roads federation on "Get Out of the it. is probable that the convention, attended by 400 representative Ohio men, will recommend to the consti- tutional convention a bond issue for building highways. Mr. Taylor declared that Ohio farmers may expect to realize from 5 lo JO per cent more for thsir prod- ucts if highways are improved. He also 'asked that influence be used with representatives in congress to further national aid to states for highways. With the exception of Mr. Taylor, who talked freely of Ohio's lack of sood roads, the principal speakers of the day lauded Ohio's advantages over sister commonwealths and told of plans for bringing larger growth to the slate. Tells House Committee That Is In. veatlgating Buslnesc Methods of United States Steel Corporation How He Beat J. D. Rockefeller on Ore Deal, but Bad Memory as to Sale of Property to Combine. Got For Milil. Washington, Jan. 11. Intimate books and papers of tbe United States Steel corporation are to i examined by the government. Chair- man Stanley of the bouse steel trust Investigating committee Issued j penas duces tecum for :all the' 'docu- ments, which thus far the steel cor- poration had not produced, although the committee expresued Its desiro, to examine them. The subpeau STB served directly on J, J. Furreli, OM president of the "United States StMl corporation. Audiew Carnegie -was, a witness before the steel probera. and chuckled every time he recalled ioir he got the better erf John D. Rock- efeller in a deal involving Lake Su- perior ore. It was an amusing affair for the investigators, of -whoa also chuckled. Shy on Faett.' 'V H- The committee elicited 5 information from Mr. Carnegie1 is important in, its invectigatiOB 1 a ton. Nearly every Building in, Township Except in Nel- sonville Condemned Use Ice to Qusnch rlames. Bellrfont.-iin'-. O.. Jan. home occupied by Opal Speccc and family, IleGraff, burned to the ground. Ice curlers working on an adjacent lake 1'auled blocks of ice and threw them ir.to rhc flames, par- tially r-'neckinr; them. Fata'iy Injured by Fall. Zancsiille, O., Jan. Ra- pier, a telegraph lineman, was fatal- ly injured by falling from a cross- arm on a pole, when his bold flipped because of the ice and snow on his glove. Nelsonville, Ohio, Jan. cally every school building in. York township with the exception of thorn in this city has been -condemned by the chief inspector of workshops and factories. These buildings were In- spected by Deputy Gormley of ter the latter part of. December and orders condemning the were sent out from the chief inspec- tor's office at Columbus the part of the week. At Buchtel, both the brick and the frame school buildings were con- demned. Reasons for this proceeding were given as follows: Buchtel Frame Building unsanitary and not fit for use for j school purposes. Rooms overcnxwd- led and no playground for pupils. Use of building for school purposes must j be discontinued after present term of school. Buchtel Brick 'of tWs building- to be as it is unsanitary playground for the pupila. Doanville Primary Xo. 1 School Use of ibis building is to be linueu after present term of school for the reason, that the build- ing is wot safe, unsanitary, over- I crowded and has no playground tor [the children. For the s-ame reasons as given, fof oanville Primary Xo. 1, 'the follow- ing school buildings have been, tosr demnod: Primary Xo. 2. j'J York School IIS.