Athens Daily Messenger, January 16, 1912

Athens Daily Messenger

January 16, 1912

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Athens Daily Messenger, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1912, Athens, Ohio tNot many tinadvertised business opportunities will tbe -considered by people who have money to invest, in ibis city this week. A 44444 44444 nili) WEATHER THE HOME PAPER OF ATHENS AND ATHENS COUNTY, OHIO. FAIR TONIGHT AND PROB- ABLY WEDNESDAY. 4. HlsrXO TEMP.ERATUKK, VOL 42 ATHENS, OHIO. TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 16, 1912 PRICE TWO CENTS TELLS f BY HE TAET Hltciicock Says His intention Were Ail Right SENATE OPENS DOORS iS HAD SUDDEN BUSINESS CALL Will Discuss President's Peace- Treaties In Public, Washington, Jan. 1C Tho senate, in executive session, by a of to S, decided to debate the peudins; arbitration treaties, or "peace" treaties, with Givftt Britain and Prance ia open senate.' Tli'S conclusion was readied alter a stormy debate in which iho presi- dent and secretary of state -i ere se- verely criticised Senator Lwlq.- lea the fight for keeping I IIP dob.uc bo hind closed doors, while Senator Rayner and others deiiitaiclod that the doors of thp senate bo oien and that the debate pioceed After Pottmmster General Answers Bid to White House and Confers With President, Statement Is Is- Saying That Proposition For Government to Purchase Telegraph Lines Was Considered Year Ago, but Action Delayed. Washington, Jan. 16. Postmaster feneral Frank H. Hitchcock made a flurried trip to the White House in response to a summons from Presi- dent Taft, who was somewhat anx- ious for an explanation of bis con- duct ir having announced, without first having consulted him, 'hat he would recommend to congress the taking ove_r by the United Slatesgov- ernment of all the telegraph lines of the country. Hitchcock replied that he had intended to confer with Mr. Taft on the subject, hut after having made arrangements for pub- lication was hurriedly called out of town. He recalled to Mr. Taft's mind that he had discussed the gov- ernment ownership question witn him ago, when he (Hitchcock) had embodied it in a proijminary draft of his annual report. President Taft accepted Mr. Hitch- cock's explanation and the taJlc of an immediate break between them has been allaypld. It remains, however, for President Taft still to say wheth- er he will accept or reject Postmas- ter General Hitchcock's recommen- dation for government ownership of .telegraph-lines. Everything m. Pres- ident Taft's record of utterances in- dicates that he will reject it. Hs has declared repeatedly against the government ownership idea as ap- plied to the raifi-oads of the country on the ground that it would place too great a power in the hands oi the president. After Postmaster General Hitch- cock's conference with President Taft the White House issued a statement which obviously was intended to help Mr- Hitchcock out of an embar- rassing situation. At the same time President Taft scrupulously refrained from committing himself in any way in the statement in regard to the Hitchcock proposition. Here is tho statement: Action Was Delayed. "A recommendation of the pott- master general that it vould be well for the government to buy the tele- Sraph lines and incorporate them in postoffice system appeared in an earlier annual report submitted by him to the president. some discussion it was decided, at the suggestion of the president, to post- pone reference to the matter to an- othec. year and not to bring- it for- ward then because of the recommen- dation of many other important changes, including the postal savings hank and the parcels post. These, ir adopted, would take up all the en- ergy of the postal department 5a making the necessary changes. "The postmaster general intended to bring this matter to the attention of the president before the publica- tion in advance of this part of his report. He had made preparation for publication, but was suddenly called nut of town without bavins done so. House Clears Calendar. Washington. Jan. hoiue proceeded to the consideiruon of bills on the "motion to discharge ai- endar." Tne Payne bill, firo'jofins the creation, of a peimanev larifi board, the Madden bill, for a physical of railioads, and the bill increasing the pensions oi widows and orphans of Deceased civil war veterans did not come to a vote because of the opposition of the Democratic majority. But Two Cases on Docket for the January Term Q REVERE HOUSE IS SWEPT BY FLAMES WERE SAVED BY I1THEIR GOOD RECORD Federal Judge at Parkers- burg Considered Bean-Nick- olson Affair an Escapade Parkersburg, W Va, Jan. morning Mr. Hileshaw, attorney for L. G. Bean and John Ath- ens boys who were found guilty cl passing fake gold pieces here some months ago, moved that the letcliet be set aside on the ground of the var- iance ot the testimony of Lulu Wil- kinson and Jane Caski-is in regard to the making of -one of the lake coins. Their testimony was different at the last from the former trial, and that, he considered, was a material point. The court did not their testi- mony was material and overruled the motion, and Mr. Hiteshaw made a mo- tion in arrest of judgment and alsc made an appeal for leniency for his clients. In passing on tho case the court said that he was satisfied from the evidence that the men were not crim- inals and that the affair was an es- capade. He had learned that they were respected at their home and had never been in trouble. Taking all things into consideration, the court said that he would not send them to the penitentiary, bur. wculd sentence them to serve six months in the Wood county jai! and each to pay a fine of NORMAL WEATHER NOW PROSPECT Eastern Half of Country to Secure Relief by Middle of Week Relief fiom the intense cold vih'u-h has prevailed over the country in the past two we-eks is now promised and millions are prajing that '.he- weather man ia correct in t'oi e- cast. night was a very cold one and this morning at. an early hour the thermometer registered severa degrees below zero. The discomfort Tho January term oi circuit conn for Athene county opened this nioin- me; with Judges .Tones, ami Sujre ou the bench. TJiis is the dm appearance ot Judge Sayre on the circuit beach in Athens county. The docke' this lime in Athens county, consists oi oiilj two cases, the CSL docket in years. The two ases on the docket are those of James II. Wooilgerd against Clarence Kerr, appeal, and "Shotgun" Smith aganst the State of Ohio, er- lor. Beth cases are to be heard thi? tei m. Prosecutor AVoolley is ill and is represented in the Smith case by partner, Attorney Rowland. Mr. prepared a brief in the case, that there would be no delay. Smith was found guilty of robbery id has begun to serve a 30-year tenn in the penitentiary. The court held that arguments in the case would be iieard. General Grosvenor addressed the court regarding the appeal of the Lynch divorce case, which the circuit court is to take up at Logan tie wanted the court to de- cide now as to the character of ibe hearing next week at Logan, to deter- mine whether or not witnesses are to be heard. Genera! Grosvenor repre- sents Judge Lynch, and stated thai the attorneys of Mrs. Lynch, wanted him to get the court's opinion on tiae above matter. In this suit for divorce, which >rought in Hocking county by Mrs. Lynch, Judge Lynch vas charged with, adultery, habitual drunkenness, cruelty and gross neglect of fluty. Judge fpnnd in favor of Judge Lynch ami denied Mrs. Lynch a de- cree of divorce, declaring that the evidence of the plaintiff was not suf- ficient to sustain the allegations as to the grounds for divorce. On the other hand'the court held chat Mrs. .Lynch was dependent and ordered that she be paid a month alimony, beginning last December. In addition Judge Lynch, was ordered to pay Mrs. Lynch's attorneys, Rick- ets Wright, Judge Lynch has also paid about SGuo in tempo- rary alimony. The defense contends that since Judge Lynch was found innocent 01 any wrong, that he should not have tc pay alimony and declare that the judgment of Judge Lowry is without precedent. This afternoon, the Court will determine the point in question to witnesses. The AVoodgerd-Kerr case next came up. In the lower couit Kerr won. bringing suit to enjoin him from passing over his land on an alleged roadway, which, he claimed was private. Kerr set up a prest rip- live right to the use of the road, claiming that it bad been in use for half a century. Xow Kerr has sold his property and says he adoes not want to use the read. To complicate matters the man to whom IOrr sold 'hf ianci has aiso sold if. Kerr wants fetiit dismissed jnd wants gerd to pay the costs, claiming that IIP won in the lower court and that he npver brought the original suit and the appeal. Mr. Wocdgcrd's attorney contended that rights had not been af- fected by the sale of nis property as tho new owner had sufficient notice of the litigation. The case soon resolved ilself into a matter of costs, ns both sides are fighting to avoid pa} ing them. The coutt will consider the pleadings ai Fireman loses Life in Disas- trous Boston Fire. Boston. Jan. eaily today practically destroyed the Revere lloube. in square, one of Boston's most famous hotels. One life is to have been lost, and it is feared that there may be bodies in the ruins. Tlr'ce hun- dred guests vere sleeping in the ho- tel when the flames were discovered iu the grotto, a dinins room on the ground floor. Firemen, policemen and private Citizens rushed through the" i-uitdin? dragging the guests from their beds and hurrying them to the street. The uead man is a fireKian. who fell from a 6-'-foot ladder ant! landed on a of the public, was increased by west- ern winds which cut like a knife. 7'he local railroads are recovering rapidly from their troubles occasion- ed by the intense cold. Telegraph wires were put in shape Sunday and Monday, although last nisht's freeze put ma-iy of them out oi commis- j .-ion again and once more delayod j many trains, both freight and paisen-j eer (The general pressure distribution as" shown by the weather map of tho northern hemisphere, dining the las', several days." says a "nnHotin issued yesterday by iho weather bureau, "io such to indicate a general reac- tion to normal temperature condi- tions over tho eastern half cf the country by middle of the wee': and to a temperature above tho seas- onable average in western districts throughout the week. "The week will be one of generally fair weather c-abt. of the ROCKV Moun- tains, except that a short period of 'rains in scumem and snows in .lorth- jern states v.iil attend a disturbance j which appear in rho northwest, jTues-day, cross the middle west Wed- nesday or Thursday, and about Friday." the pastern noon, as they held that there is noth- ing to bo tried in the case, since the property has been sold. A decision will given this afternoon. The "Shotgun" case came up nexi. The places its ereat- est dependence on tho holuinc of Judge Wooci in oternilincr itr, motion r'or a Misconduct on thp part of the prosecuting attorney i.- ailoifed. It is claimed that in his ar- gument the state's ropresonrative i'O- olarod that if ippntation wos ijood. why did lie- not brine to pio'vo it. Tho det'onso holds that if dmltnV reputation nor put at issue, ir pivsuuitd thar it is crocd Thanks, John, Thanks. Daily 1 Ibtl tO vial ion ol your o. i-r Tin- music is tuj stj but ihe bione.s btvit the IIHISK-. and the uitoriah- lire botti-r Tliey -t- heunenod and chooivd 111.0 more i han once. -J- Sincerely yours. ,IOHX O. y.HOSLKR lituhtcl. U, .Ian. II. 'Ji' j. 4, 4. 4. 4. DELEGATES E KICK Ordinance to Pay Municipal Appointees Adopted Last Evening Say Scope of Constitutional Convention is Limited, KNIGHT TQ LEAD OPPOSITION All coinu-iiiiiL-n and city officials uero present at the mooting; of the tin failieis last eveninc, which was called to prepare ihe semi-annual ap- propriation ordinance and take; np the ordinance providing for the sala- ries of the employes ol the service department, one of thu most import- ant departments of a itj 's adminis- tration. The labt iiamod ordinance, which is to be entitled Ordinance No. 1 (Ath- ens is roftr a city, remember) was submitted, discussed and unanimous- ly adopted. Director Williams stated ilia! now only two engineers were to be employed at the light and wat- vr plantb" at per month each, workniK 12 hour shifts. This) is a raise of per month for each. Mr. Williams said that several engineers about the city, and Dert Hooper, who will quit the city's service, is one cf thci% will help in the plant's super- Ohio State University Professor Has vision if called iu. There will he no Collected Data Showing That Work superintendent of those plants. .__. _ _ rjKirm r Mapped Out by Rules Committee Does Not Embrace as Many Sub- jects as Were Considered by Other State Constitutional Conventions During Past 40 Years. Columbus, O.. Jan. a re- cess from last Ohio's con- stitutionfti convention resumed work Director Williams plant; to do this work A lineman, who will get per will trim the city's lights and read meters. Bert Uooper did this work and was the head engin- eer at per month. A line- man, whose work was formerly done by John Carsey, resigned, will re- ceive. per month. The firemen at the plant, two in number, will receive today. If the rules committee per month each., an increase of ports before this evening's adjourn- ment it is predicted that 1'rofessor George W. Knight of- Ohio State unhcrsity will lead the liglr from the floor against the list of standing committees which the rules commit- tee has adopted. The iiKht is expect- ed to open a discussion which will bring up for decision tire whole ques- tion of the scope of the -.York of the convention. Election Laws Slighted. The other conventions. JO in num- 25 cents each- The bookkeeper of the two departments will receive the same salary the former holder of this position received. Day laborers in Hie two departments receive per day for time employed, as do labor- ers on the streets. Street Commis- faioner Mariner will receive ?C5 per mouth, an increase of Civil engi- neers will receive ?5 per day, their assistants per 'day. Superinten- dent of, Stevens will receive per year; superintendent of pub- lic water closets, Phil Cooley, who her. had commiltees on bill oi I recently succeeded Ed Paine, will re- on executive departments, on logiblu-j ceive per month. Day laborers on tive department, on education, on, -sanitary sowers will receive pet- counties, townships and villages, on, day for lime employed, militia and kindred subjects, none of which is ided for in the HARMON IN WEST Governor Speaks on "Democracy" j Before. Milwaukee Club Mil'vauKeu, Wis.. Ja.n. nor Harmon of Ohio paid Wisconsin hi-i visit, and deliuMvd an address on "Democracy" at the aiuiitorlum before the .Jefferson club. He optimistic lur his party's cot's in the presidential election. A unitine phase of the reception was this assurance given Governor Harmon by tha progressive Demo- crats, or Wilson men, that -while they do their best to nominate Wilson, tlioy would do their best for ii united Democracy for Harmon U he .should be ;lie nominee. Five Trainmen Killed. Newcastle, Pa., Ohio passenger tiain No. ran into an open switch a few hundred yards: uoutu of Gardneer avenue, in this city, and .switched over into the Phtsburg Uike Krie tracks, crash- ing into P. L. E. train Xo. coming to the city from 1'ktsburR. The tiains met heail-on and both en- gines ami baggage cars were badly wrecked. Five trainmen wore killed and five others injured. SCHOOL FACULTY Three Teachers Resign and Their Places Were Filled Last Evening The hoard of education 7iiet last evening in adjourned session with. aJl members present except Mrs. Price. The resignations of Miss Mary of the Ohio rules committee. n suggested that, the matter be deferred number of these state convnntlons (for a week, so that, the newly elected members of council could investigate the various items. President Roberts said that in Ills opinion the salares and positions named ware very reas- onable from every viewpoint. Mayor Slaughter stated that the saving made in salaries in the light and wat- on. Miss ChaU'ant and Mr. C. n. llide- nour, members of the high school faculty, were received and ail ac- cepted, all to take effect, in about three weeks. Miss Simon, who has been teaching German in the Athens high BCliool for several years, will teach in her home city, Piqua. Miss Chalfant took the position here only temporarily and Mr. Rideriour found his college work too heavy to permit of his "teaching. Miss Margaret Sullivan, of Colum- bus, Mr. C. E. Stailey and Mr. J. IL Comstock, seniors in the university, were elected to fill the places mado vacant, Mr. Stai.ley has been teach- ing one hour each day at the high school. He will now teach four hours, ili-. Comstock will teach five hours. During the discussion that followed) Two ]oca! eateretl as do- 1 positories for the Athens public school ihe reading of the ordinance, t there was a committee on franchise. Professor Knipht has roilectcd data showing that, every state con- stitutional convention of the last 40 years has had a broader scopo of committees except the Xew Hamp- shire convpniion, one of only 20 del- el. departments alone would reach al- egates. which considered every- ?2j0oo. year these two de- thint; in committee of the Tiic rules committee has provided a committee of "I nn short ballot! a second committee of on wnmap's suffrage, but has no coni- mitteo to consider otlier changes in the election ann loting fi ant-Is: laws. Xo provision is madr for foninjiitsp ro cons-irtrr election or Tnited States senators or primary ROBERT POSTON HOME Little Son Dead From Diph- and Daugh- ter Have Same Disease funds. The Athens National Bank of- fered to pay 2.1 per cent interest and the Security Savings Bank company 2 per cent. The contract will be awarded this afternoon. Ia the last four years the Athens school funds have drawn interest I parlments turned about into the sinking fund as earnings and had a balance of over in their funds at the ond of tho year besides. Director Williams stated that he wanted council to consider the ordi- nance advisedly. the motion to defer action was withdrawn and the ordinance was adopted. Director Williams stated to The McfsenEer that Waldo Williamson and Richard lines will be the engin- eers at ihe municipal plant, Ad Ed- and Garneld Porter will be the firemen; Lulu Younp: be the book- keeper: James Roby will be the i die1, s iiear will b'v outlined during the discussion of iho item--'. Oil Jai.uary I. 101 L'. the haiancoh rornaino.d to iho nioi di tho citv: following I Poison Theory Exploded. Columbus. O.. Jan. report Of Chemist O. S. worth, statins ti'jt no ars'enir: was contained in the panoake wr.ii h was thimgnt to li.ivo Mr. and Clinton Sooistlor blasted the theory held counsel foi- Mrs. A'ancy, accused of tier daughter Rutb. 12, that notii sacks of i-ould have Contained the poison fmipral of Poston will be hold Wednc-sday 'iiom-Urenoral Fund ing at 10 o'clock at the home an'i Firnd hf piiiate. latpinipnt will be made Safftv Fund 01 i before they wo-r. nnugnt '1 same brand of f.our was usfd by both families! Revival Services at First M. E. Rexivai services will begin at tho Methodist Episcopal church on next Sunday, January 21. More de- tailed amno'incement wi'l hp civen 'later. in 'ho West Union Street or-metery. New Arrival. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy C'. Moore of Hocking street, daughter, Wed- nesday, January- 10th. Health Fund Water Fund Fund City Hall Fund I American Fired Upon. Tehcian. Tan. 10. B-uce. tbe American officer of gendarmes, tired en while going from t'.ie bar- racks TO his home. The mar who It is estimated that the' city's rev- fired tbe shot was concealed and got riue next '-ear will bo about away. Meet in indiaoapolL to Discuss Wags Problem, CONTRACTS EXPIRE MARCH 31 For Firat Time In History Dii- gers In Anthracite and Fields Will Negotiate New Agree- ments With Operators at Election to Pretf. dency of International Union Pre- dicted by Majority. Indianapolis, Ind.. Jan. Kates to the national convention of the United Mine Workers of America to the mimbe- of today coir- in the initial ot' what promises to be one of the most im- portant gatherings in the history of the organization. The leading miners from state are a unit ia expressing a to demand an increased wage scale, but they differ radically, in the amount that will be demanded, some of thorn wanting as biyh air 20 and others as low as 5 per tent_'ad- vance. The vast importance of. cok- vention Oiis year to the more than a" quarter of a million union' miner! largely in the fact that for the flrit time iii the history of the organiza- tion the wage scale both tho anthracite and mininsr fields will- expire- March -31', and new wage scale agreements will have to be negotiated -before that time. This means that the tioa vrJll have to determine for the central competitive bitmni- nous field and majkj tibns for the wage stile w Ue itoio-' tinted at the conference of an- Wilt on The miners will insist vance in the mining wage 'be-: cause they say the cost-of Uvluf increased greatly in-the Nwtt 1ft whil etheir waged have remained tho same under the award "of- the antUra- cite commission, it is exacted that the anthracite miners will be liip- ported in this'demand lor an." la- crease by all of the members of -the miners organizations, with ot their resources. There ia no longer any doubt as to' the result ot the electipn.-_Accordinc to the best obtainable information John P. White is re-elected president- over Thomas L. Lewis, former! pres- ident, by a majority of something like and the majority of "FVJ. Hayes for re-election as vice dent over Samuel Pascoe ot is about the same. Must Work For Upper Sandnsky, O., Jan. per Sandusky to have, each night of the winter, a tramp fire depart- ment. Heretofore it has been custom to give shelter in the city prison to all persons applying there during unfavorable weather. TheM sleepers number from six to 20 each. night. Cleanliness not being one at their characteristics, their continual habitation of the city prison made the small room a most unsanitary place. So it was decided to heat the large room cf the city building, used an rcom for the fire-fighting appa- ratus, and give them lodging there iu return for which they will be ex- pected to assist, the local department in fighting fires. MORE TROOPS SENT TO AWE STRIKERS Lawrence, Mass., NOD Resm- i dies armed Camp. Lawrence, Mass.. Jan. result or the turbnleut actions oa of the woolen operatives, are now on strike to the number 15.000, this city is almost aa armed camp, martial !aw having been de- clared in factory districts. cally all the mills in the city shut down because of a lack suffi- cient help, and there are now than 300 under anni, tvm. additional companies having sent here by Adjutant General son Mayur Scanlon to Fcss. Police Commissioner Ljnch ed out word that there would shootine to Sril; if the ;