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   Evening Record, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1908, Greenville, Pennsylvania                                ESTABLISHED 2 CENTS PBR SCAPEGOAT Capitol Graft Defense Have Apparently Settled on Architect Huston as the One Victim JOHN HUSTON ISJBUi Bo Say Lawyers in Opening for Defense of Capitol Trim mers at Harrisburg MOTION TO ACQUIT IS DENIED Thereupon Attorneys for Defence Be gin Taek of Outlining Their Declare Huston Was Responsible That State Has Proven No the for the alleged abuses in the contracts for the furnishing of the capital will be shifted from Con tractor Sanderson and the three for mer state officers now on trial In the Dauphin county coma for conspiracy to Architect is apparent from opening argument of counsel tor the defense to the Following the refusal of Judge Kunkel to make an order to give binding instructions to the jury to acquit all of the four de the lawyers for the defense began their opening which be continued when Bergner will speak for former Superin tendent Shuraaker and Schaffer tor State Treasurer Arguments were made by Roth ermel for Contractor Sanderson and DeWltts Little ftarly Risers are the beat pills Sold by Harry West ITUROI t furniture now la to buy when you can everything In stock that to needed to make your home look pleasant It you anticipate camping out or spending the summer in your cottage It will pay you to look over our selection ot cot tage just the thing tor You can use them on your porch or lawn In the daytime and use them tor a bed at night Our evergrowing trade en ables us to carry a full line of uptodate Furniture which we at such reasonable prices that we never have anything but staples on Our Christmas goods were cleaned up to the limit A visit to our store will sat isfy you as it has many otliers that we have the right goods at the right THE QIBSON FURNITURE THE BIQ STOKE by Gilbert for former Audlloi eat They contended that as agents of the board of grounds and buildings the defendants relied on Huston as to the correctness of the bills of the contractors ant that it was his duty to certify to the quality and quantity of all the furnishings before the bills were Former Governor Penny who was president of the board at the time of the award of the Sanderson con tract and during the furnishing ot the will be one of the most Impor tant witnesses for the Sny der and Mathues will also testify In their own behalf and it is probable the other two defendants will be called to the witness Depended Entirely on in his opening state said that the state offers the resolution of the board of public grounds and buildings to show that the auditor general was ordered to pay all bills on the certificate ot Huston We propose to prove by the evidence of Governor Math ues and he that when they were confronted with the real magnitude of the when they wore called to pass upon propo sitions to determine questions of which they had no fit they looked for someone with eyes of Intel ligence to substitute for theirs and picked Huston as the man best fitted to advise He was the man trusted by the state with the design Ing of the great His intelli gence could best be used In deter mining upon the performance of the Could they have selected a better man under the circumstances Referring to the testimony regard ing the open manner in which the San derson contract had been Rothermel all the tacts sur rounding that as shown by the commonwealths indicate that everything had been fair and He said Sanderson was the only contractor with the courage to take the risk involved In such a a contract running up into the and in which u however slight that mistake might would be ruin to the Sanderson Could Have Charged He said the defense proposes to show that the amounts of Sandersons bills were so much under surface measurements of those articles that be was sacrificed and that he was will ing to be sacrificed because he had made large profits on the furniture We will show that San derson was entitled to charge under his Rothermel went four times as much as he had charged showing you will show that even if billed under item 25 It would show a large excess of measurement in our and we will Show that we gave the state feet of furni ture In excess ot the amount for which we You are asked by the commonwealth to infer fraud from these but how can you find such fraud when we show you from bills that tiie furniture placed In the capital was in excess of the amount of those And when we have shown you these facts we will ask you to acquit Sanderson and the other who followed Roth declared that the defendants were not charged with conspiracy In connection with all the furniture in the but just a few articles and read the indictment to show the small area of the He asked the jury to eliminate all testimony per taining to all furniture other than that mentioned In the Huston la still here under subpena by the but it is doubtful if he will be called as a His lawyers were in court for the first time for ten days but took no part in the The defense lias sub fienaed a largo number of witnesses and does not expect to close Its case before New YorkParis Auto Race New automobiles started from Times square on the race to Paris by the way of Bering The departure was witnessed by a great throng and the racers were fol lowed up Broadway by several hun dred ger Wolverton ot the Wlllianiflport Trlstate announces that he has purchased the release ot Infield ers Burde and Shean from Connie Mack ot the Philadelphia Ath Last season Foster played short for Burde was with Wll liamsport and comes from the Montreal Eastern league Penn sylvania railroad has on its lines east and west Idle represent ing an investment of Of these Idle which represent ap proximately 35 per cent of the com panys freight car are standing on the sidings and yards over the system and are in the various shops undergoing or awaiting a Colo rado indictment charging embezzle ment and Arthur superintendent of the Pomeroy Mid dleport was arrested by offi cers of a surety He Is said to have been followed all over North having eluded capture for two iHe waived extradition and will return at once to Garfleld the young farmhand who shot and killed fifteenyearold Norraa Too land near her home in West Plkeland township and then turned his revolver upon is dead ot his selfin flicted It developed at an in quest in the that Miller iwas en amored of the girl andwas enraged because Hiram the and discharged him to enforce a sep Mortar There is no hud in Till native builders i niilhod of mortar uliiHi makes it svm more like timn the The is mixed In a pile In the streol tuiman makes Ms up Into bulls Hi ilini six pounds which tosjiiK in n man who simiils on a ladder nililnviy lietween Illroof and tlic This man deftly catches losses it Up hi uittu wlio slmids mi Hie Francisco Childrens For children high cut either laced or arc fashionable for cold Tan will be worn by ttio llttlo folks us well as by their par ents for everyday mid shoes with patent leather tlnlshlngs ore in demand for although col ored the color of the frock or nre also Patent leather pumps are always in good taste for both boys and Little girls are threequar ter length hooded capes in pretty col over party IN BRIEF broom factory of Jones at eleven miles south of this has Qeorg3 age forty of Tubbs Cor committed suicide by shooting herself through the heart East Waugh of a car was struck by an engine and received injuries from which he age about was killed by a shifting engine on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie railroad at Fayette a was found dead along the creek bank at Bakowell coal west of He had been Franklin eighty years of former chief justice of the Ohio supreme court and one of the citys bestknown is dead of heart a wellknown miner in this was Instantly killed by a fall of rock and coal in the Baltimore mine of the Delaware and Hudson Coal board of grounds and buildings has awarded the contract for the construction of a new steel bridge at Lu zerne to the Penn Bridge com pany of Beaver Falls at its bid of i Mast implement manufacturers ot were thrown into bank ruptcy in the federal court Re ceivers were It is one ot the largest manufacturing concerns in the ad ditional mills have been ordered on at the Aetna Standard plant of the Car negie Steel company at Martins The 900 men who have been Idle for two months past will return to their age was hanged in the mill room the Goodrich rubber plant Jiy his coat catching on a shafting and winding around his strangling him to He waS found half an hour later suspended at the top of the Mo his wife and pon Totiy were burned as of a myste rious explosion In their apartments in South Monaco recently was arrested for extortion and blackmail in connection with the Black Hand age of attempt ed suicide by slashing his throat with a knife while on a Pennsylvania train en route to He was taken from the train here and after his wounds were dressed he was sent on to Pittsburg with a attempt to wreck the New YorkChicago express on the Baltimore and Ohio A tie and a pile of stones were placed on the track but were discovered by a section who hurriedly moved them just before the train Steve Vargo and John Metro were ar rested near the Anna accused of having mur dered her Fred by shooting him in the head with a shot gun at the Sharon plant of the Amer ican Steel Foundries company on temebr 30 protests her innocence and repeats God knows I am inno cent almost leyB constitutional amendment prohib iting the exportation of natural gas from West Virginia was passed to Its Uiird reading in the senate and will come up for Its final passage NEARL Y BILLION Senator Knox Believes in Mortgaging the Future in the Matter of Developing Natural Watercourses Pennaylvanian Says Nearly Billion Dollars Should Be Spent on Rivers and Harbors WORK SHOULD BEGIN AT ONCE Pennsylvanias Favorite In Ad dreis at Lincoln Birthday Shows How Country Benefits by Such NEWSIES Prospect of Free Show and Hearing the Sky Scraper Voice of Noodles Gets Em Noodles the champion who will sell Fri day afternoon for the benefit of the Greenville was greeted with a crowded house at Youngs theatre last night and as usual made abis Tonight Noodles changes his He will imitate Lew Doc Cliff James Mor Bert Williams and President Roosevelt In delighted and also sing some clever character He will sing Brer Noah Gave Out Checks or The newsboys are all talking about Friday night at Youngs theatre which will be Noodles when they will bo guests of the Evening Record and Manager Young at the There will be special seats set aside for the and they will all sit Badges will be given out at the Evening Record office on Friday atternoon at 4 The Evening Record Invites all the news boys la the city to They can get a badge by calling at the It will be a great All Greenville should be present and see the The boys will meet at the Evening Record office at 7 oclock and march In a body to the headed by On Saturday through the courtesy of the Evening Noodles will deliver a lecture on Life in the Slums of New at Youngs This will be a free lecture with moving Tick ets can be hod by calling at the Evening Record office or Youngs theatre on Saturday The Evening Record Invites all the their mothers and fathers to It will be a great entertain Noodles will give an exhibition at 4 Friday as to how a New York newsboy sells his He will give a sample of his skyscraping voice with the Even ing Record on Main Noodles Is said to have the loudest voice ot any newsboy in the Take DeWitfe Kidney aad Bladder They promptly relieve back ache aad weak Sold Weet States Senator Philander Knox was the principal speaker last night at the Chamber of Commerce banquet in honor of Abraham Llncolira Congressman James Burke was Other speakers were Sen ator Thomas Carter ot Senator Dolliver of Iowa and Congressman Sloat Fassett of New Senator Knox devoted his speech to an exposition ot the need of river and harbor improvement on a sys tematic Referring to the Pan ama canal and the benefits to be de rived from it he said We are expending a vast sum of money to dig the Panama canal to a depth of thirtyfive That depth is fixed by the wellestablished fact that the cheapest ocean transportation is in the great vessels of about that In order that the canal may give the commerce between the Atlan tic and Pacific oceans its full developi ment this depth is admittedly neces1 But at the same time only two or three ports of the United States have a depth of water equal to that for the Isthmian and ap plications of cities to have their har bor channels deepened to that stand ard are met with procrastination if not If this is not congress will stand selfconvicted of spending the nations money in dig ging acanal and confining Its fullest benefits to the commerce of other no tions or at best giving to the United States the privilege ot using the full depth only through a few ports al ready notoriously Will this nation fix upon itself the amazing in congruity of spending a certain and a possible in digging the Panama canal and deny ing to the seacoast harbors of the United States two or three score mil lions to enable them to enjoy the full benefit of the canal A Local The feature of the senators remarks was a comparison of development along the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers as the result of river improve in this connection he said At as all two the Allegheny and Mononga unite to form the While these streams and their littorals have many points of they stood in their original form very nearly on a The Allegheny drains a wider and larger Its low water flow has been demonstrated by engi neering tests to be three times that of the The coal re sources of the Monongahela basin are more readily developed and superior in extent and but the coal beds of the Allegheny basin are also while its resources of agricul petroleum and lumber are the The vital difference between them is that the Monongahela was im proved by locks and dams a genera tion while the improvement of the Allegheny is confined to two dams completed within the present decade and carrying reliable navigation about twenty miles up the The Monongabela river valley had received no slight impetus from its Im proved navigation prior to but the most notable industrial growth IB recorded in the statistical comparison between that year and Effect of Carrying out his the speaker showed that In the thirty years from 1870 to 1890 the population ot ton cities and towns on the Monon gahela river bad increased from to as a direct result of the canalization ot thut while In tBe sonie peTloo the population of thirteen boroughs along the Allegheny river had Increased only from to he said far as this comparison goes It shows the Allegheny river towns to have had moro than20 per cent larger total population in but the Mo iongahela river towns were nearly 40 per cent larger in But this is in Between 1870 and 1900 man ufacturing towns having no previous existence were built on both showing the following population in 1900 Mononeahelariver cities and Allegheny river cities and Crelgh and Further than thin the towns of Donora and Qlassport have Crown up on the Mouongahela aince WOO and have no standing In that oen though they undoubtedly add from to to the total of the next There no corre Increase IP gTieTYy THougli Hie extension of the canalization of that stream pro duces Indications of such a growtk In the next A Striking 7n this example It Is again seen that at the beginning of the period the unimproved river towns had the larger but at the end the Improved river owns are GO per cent the The growth of the Mo nongahela river towns has been six that ot the Allegheny river towns slightly less than This is the result so far as recorded In the cen but wellknown growth since then would Increase the As the returns from the lake Im provement and the Monongahela and Kanawha canalizations show that the government need not seek a direct re funding of any part of the they also demonstrate that there Is no ex cuse for hesitation in prosecuting the extension of navigation to other water ways capable of equal or greater de The Missouri and Ohio rivers promise no less than the lakes The difference in their transportation efficiency between the present everrecurring suspensions of navigation and a reliable constant nine feet of depth IB greater than the difference between the former twelve to fifteen feet of depth ot lake trans portation and its Improved eighteen to twentyone The natnroi re sources of that great basin will sure ly bear comparison with those ot the Can anyone who digests the results of the work already done doubt that the proper improvement of such streams would repay the govern ment by enough Increased revenue before the child born at its completion would reach middle age Consider that a debt reported by the United States engineers as the cost of improving the Ohio for Its Interest and extinction within an or dinary require a fixed charge ot per year and that the In crease of population necessary to yield that enlargement In national revenue IB only I would not hesitate to guarantee a greater Increase iwith In the three counties of Pennsylvania bordering directly on the first thirty miles of the Ohio within twenty years from the completion ot the And what is true of the Ohio is true ot the rivers and harbors throughout the country Should Mortgage the The idea that such work must be halted on account ot a temporary dej flciency in revenues is a counsel of fiscal The business man of ability and capital does not on ac count of anticipated diminution ot re ceipts proceed to starve and stunt his He seeks rather the invest ment of more capital that will enlarge his facilities and increase his reve Concede that a very few years work on this and the Panama project will reduce our overgrown treasury surplus to a margin beyond which it would be unwise to When that point is reached what fitter pur pose is there for an Increase of public debt than the enterprises will confer greater benefitson future gen rations than on this one and will re pay their cost within a term of a bond Issue Engineering experts have estimat ed the cost of such a national sys tem as Is here outlined in the neigh borhood of I under that total is asked for the vari ous parts would form this comprehensive Sup pose the amount increased for contin gent enlargement 60 per cent to Interest and sinking fund charges of 4 per cent would make the annual cost At the low estimate of per capita contribution to the national revenues this would call for an increase of population by this vast expansion of cheap transpor averaging during the term ot the In other the gain of population and revenue need ed to make the government revenues whole would very little exceed that directly traceable within the past thirty yeajs to ihe ImDrpvement of the SENATOR lakes and such partial work on the rivers as has attained efficient It would be gross pusillanimity to doubt that before the maturity of too debt was half reached the gain In pop ulation and revenue directly due to the work would many times exceed that Magnificent In all the range of material bene fts for this nation there arc none of such magnificent possibilities more certainly attainable than The conception of the of the north west linked by waterways with the coal of the cotton fields ot the the ports ot the Pacific and the cities of the coast the pic ture ot great tows and fleets of steam bearing cotton on the streams from the lakes to the gulf and from Nebraska to New York the full enjoyment of the Panama canal for the productive interests ot the Mississippi basin and the Atlantic ooast alike the agriculture of that vast region doubled In Its production by the rewards of intensive cultiva tion and multiplication ot near surpasses theability of the to grasp in Its But that it can be realized in fact is beyond dispute when we set about It with the full knowledge of its com pelling Importance and with the deep resolution to attain it by measures bold without rashness and earnest only achieve the utmost national Van SehalckV Sentence New conviction of William Van captain of the excursion steamer General Slo which was burned on June In East a of more than was affirmed by the United States circuit court of Captain Van Schalck was con victed of neglect of his duty as cap tain and was a sentence of ten years In Captain Van Schalck is seventy years He baa keen at liberty on ball and baa bean married tfte Pomp of English Chlchester arms ltn chief magistrate with a gold mounted cone of while the iiinyor of GuildfofA curries the stick presented to the OOP ousli by Queen At York liiiili the lord mayor and lady mayor ess nre equipped with tlio silver mount ed oak staves which have marked their authority for Among the oUklal of the mayor of Upon Is the municipal liorn every night at 0 oclock winds three bluets upon tills iiucd 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