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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY I\EWS = JOURNAL
NORFOLK , NEIWASKA , Fill DAY. SMITH MM 10 It kt ) , 1907
WILL TAKE ACTIVE INTEREST IN
ROGERS HAS LOST HIS HEALTH
Within the Past Few Days John D.
Rockefeller Has Twice Been at His
Office , Though Not Before In Eight
New York , Sept. 19. Things of one
kind or another have been happening
to the Standard Oil company and the
companies It Is Interested In so fast
In the last few months that John D.
Rockefeller has decided It Is time for
him to take a hand , and It was learned
today that ho has been down at his
office twice In the last two weeks , al
though before that ho had not been
down for eight years.
He did a good dual of looking around
on these two occasions , and It Is un
11 derstood that he Is going to keep close
watch on the management of the com
pany until several Important matters
are cleared up. This will not cease
until a successor for Henry II. Rogers ,
who has been the active head of the
organization for a long time and who
Is now to retire on account of 111
health , has been chosen.
H. H. Rogers , jr. , Is one of the pos
sibilities , but he Is only 28 and not
sufficiently acquainted with business
to step Into his father's shoes.
Urban H. Brotighton , treasurer of
the United Metals Selling company ,
nnd Mr. Rogers' son-in-law , Is consid
ered most likely to fill the vacancy.
Ho Is In cose touch with the copper
situation nnd would be best able to
cope with the present difficult state of
WORST WINTERJN THIS ! VALLEY
1880-1 Terrific , According to Biggest
Sioux City , la. , Sept. 19. Declaring
that the winter of 1880-81 , which" he
passed in the then new Elkhorn river
country In Nobrnska , was one of the
most Interesting periods In his life ,
although filled with many discomforts ,
A. A. White of Baltimore , Md. , who
Is the head of the largest baking con
cern In that city , arrived yesterday to
become the guest of Mayor W. G.
Sears , whom he met during the famous
cold "spell. "
Mr. White had come to the northwest -
west nt that time for his health and
selected Stanton , Neb. , as his home for
the winter. Mayor Sears had just been
graduated from the law school and In
looking for n place to hang out his
shingle had gone there to attend to
the legal wanta of the people. Stanton -
ton had but 200 Inhabitants then and
the future chief executive of Sioux
City did not find his services In great
demand. He had formed a partnership
which did not prove any too profitable.
Between the young lawyer and the
southerner sprang up a strong friend
ship which has been continued through
the twenty-seven years. Stanton is
only seventy odd miles from Sioux
City and the old settlers In this sec
tion do not have any difficulty in re
membering the severity of the winter.
In the Elkhorn river country the snow
fell to a terrific depth and the cold
was intense. At one time there was
no train service for over a week. The
floods fn the following spring were
the worst that have ever been seen
and great damage was done.
Mr. Sears left the town at the end
of the winter and later located at To
ledo , Iowa , where he lived before com
ing to Sioux City. Some time during
the week Mr. Sears and Mr. White will
take a trip ot Stanton and view the
scenes of their young manhood.
FALLS WITH LOAD OF HAY.
Lindsay Man Gets Hard Fall and
Breaks Leg , Tears Ligaments.
Lindsay , Neb. , Sept. 19. Special to
The News : P. J. Petersen met with
quite a serious accident hauling a load
of hay. The load tipped over , throwIng -
Ing him violently to the ground. His
leg was broken and ligaments about
the ankle joint were torn and sprained.
He will probably keep a stiff anke.
Bqlt Rips Shoe and Kills a Dog.
Winside , Neb. , Sept. 19. Lightning
performed its second freakish trick
of the summer Monday night when It
struck the home of Will Baldwin. Mr.
Baldwin , who was standing in the
doorway , had a shoe ripped to pieces ,
a dog lying on the doorstep was In
stantly killed , while other members
of the family , all sitting near by , were
uninjured except from the shock. Mr.
Baldwin Is suffering greatly from his
foot. The house , a new one recenty
built , was badly riddled.
0,000 ODD FELLOWS IN LINE.
Climax of Annual Convention of Grand
Lodge at St. Paul.
' \ St. Paul , Sept. 19. The festivities
incident to the annual convention of
the sovereign grand lodge of Odd
Follows reached a climax in the an
nual parade. About C.OOO persons were
in lino. It was an elaborate spectacle ,
with its Iloata , tableaux and uni
Primary Decision ,
Llncon , Neb. , Sopt. 19. Special to
The News ; In an opinion Issued thin
morning Attorney General Thompson
holds that only vacancies existing
since the primaries may bo filled.
Names written In the ballots cannot
bo counted and defeated candidates
may go on by petition. Thin decision
keeps democrats from putting up a
man to contest with Clarke.
VALENTINE BALL TEAM HAS
SAYS IT CAN BEAT THE BEST
By a Little Geometrical Figuring , the
Valentine Ball Club Claims to Dem
onstrate That It Is Entitled to North
Valentine , Neb. , Sept. 19. Special to
The News : The Valentino ball team
have Just closed a very successful sea
son and lay claim to the championship
of northwest Nebraska. This Is not
merely assuming the title but has been
well earned by the good ball which
the team played. This honor will read
ily ho seen to bo clear by the follow
ing games which were played between
teams of the northwest : Alnsworth
beating Atkinson and O'Neill ; Johns
town winning from Alnsworth and Val
entino winning two successive games
pulled o ma. ! So' 7 fnvm. Fit-
gate and J. C. Jensen wiSs- * ! . , fine exhi
bition of skill and strength. Fugatc
won the two falls out of three in suc
cession , the time being 10 minutes , 2
seconds for the first fall and 3'/fc min
utes for the second. Fugatc was the
smaller man , weighing thirty-two
pounds less than Jensen.
American League Cleveland , 2 ; St.
Louis , 0. Washington , 2 ; Boston , 1 ,
Detroit , 2-3 ; Chicago , 3-2.
National League Boston , 2 ; New
York , 10. Cincinnati , 1 ; Chicago , 1
(10 ( mnincsK
mUEMIC OF BERI-BERI FEARED
Nebraska Health Inspector Orden
Afflicted Japs Segregated.
Lincoln , Sept. 19. Fear of an epi
dcinic of burl-beri , a disease with
which twenty Japanese laborers at
Alvo are afflicted , prompted City
Physician Slattery to order un inspec
tion of the Orientals in this city and
he will endeavor to have it extended tc
the entire county. Dr. W. H. Wilson ,
state health inspector , visited the
camp at Alvo and ordered the afllicted
laborers segregated. Ho pronounced
the disease beri-berl. No official action
on the part of the state board ol
health has been taken. Many Japan'
ese are employed in railroad con
struction work near Lincoln.
BULLET ENTERS HIS HEART.
John J. Haul Killed Handling Re
volver He Thought Unloaded.
St. Paul , Neb. , Sept. 19. Whll
handling a revolver he supposed wai
unloaded , John J. Haul , son of N. J.
Haul , president of the St. Paul StaU
bonk , accidentally shot bimaoli
through the heart. He was twenty-
three years of age and & director in
bis father's bank.
Nebraska Banker * M t
Omaha , Sept. 19. Tha eleventh an
nual convention of the Nebraska Bank
ers' association began ita sessions ol
three days at the Rome hotel , being
called to order by the president , P. L
Hall of Lincoln. About 200 bankers
have registered and more are arriving
with each Incoming train.
Mrs. Knox Denies Charge.
Lincoln , Sept. 19. Mrs. Knox ,
county superintendent of Cheyenne
county , has written Governor Sheldon
that she has not defied the law in
her own county , as has been alleged
by State Superintendent McBrlen , and
that she would like an interview with
PLANS HUGE IOWA MELON FEAST
Veteran at Boone Invites Hundreds to
Devour Growth of Luscious Fruit.
Boone , la. , Sept. 19. Hundreds of
watermelons are to bo picked , quar
tered and devoured' here tomorrow.
From all parts of the state people
have been invited to clear the half
aero patch of Comrade A. C. But-
toloph , which is literally paved with
melons. He Is a civil war veteran and
has invited old companions and theli
families from all over the state to eat
their fill of the luscious fruit.
Death of Alva Trowbrldge.
New York , Sept. 19. Alva H. W.
Trowbrldge , former president of the
American Bankers' association , died
nt his home In Hackensack , N. J.
Carrie Nation Arrested.
Washington , Sopt. 19. Mrs. Carrie
Nation was arrested and locked up
to answer to the charge In the police-
court of "disorderly conduct. " Mrs.
Nation refused , when requested by an
officer , to stop lecturing to 200 men
from the steps of the postolfico depart
BROWN COUNTY HAS FINE LOT
LONG PINE LOST BALL GAME
After They Had the Game Won , Long
Pine Lost to Meade The Melons
Raised In the "Sandhills" Have
Georgia Color and Favor.
AliiBworth , Neb. , Sept. 19. Special
to The News : Yesterday was the
first day of the lirown county fair.
Though the attendance was not largo
and the work was mainly In putting
the exhibits In place , Secretary Potter -
tor says It was a vury aucccsHful day ,
and the best first day In many years ,
The exhibits arc fine are worthy
of the county that took firm place In
the county collective exhibits , western
division , at the state fair this year.
The only criticism that could bo miulo
IB that there are not as many as there
should be In a year like this when
everybody had extra good crops.
The watermelons from the socallud
sandhill regions are Immense Geor
gia never produced finer looking ones
nor sweeter to the taste. Gale Worloy ,
who lives about thlrly-llvo miles
south , has sornu exceptionally line
The ball game was an Intensely In
teresting one. It was between Mead-
vlllo nml Long Pine. At the close of
the fifth Inning the score stood G to
0 In favor of Long Pino. In the sixth
the Muadvllle boys begun to win and
when thu game closed the score stood
11 to C In favor of Meadvllle.
SWEDISH CONFERENCE ENDS
Considerable Business Is Transacted
on the Closing Day of the Session.
Burlington , la. , Sept. 10. The last
session of this conference was opened
with scripture reading and prayer ser
vice conducted by Rev. C. Nord. Th
reports from thu statistical secretary
showed a very substantial Increase In
the membership , and the treasurer's
report showed an excellent financial
Increase , proving the year has beer ,
Rev. Leonard Stromberg and Rev
Bmel Malmstrom were elected to rep
resent the conference at the annua'
meeting of the book conference 1
Chicago next June. Rev. Guataf Bug
strom was appointed financial agent ol
the manual homo located at Clay Center -
tor , Kan.
Tlio next conference session will
convene in Looking Glass , Nob.
Rov. A. P. Wlnell was ro-electcd at
trustee of the conference , also elected
ae conference visitor at the commence
ment next Juno of the seminary.
The following arc the officers of tin
Preachers' Aid society of the Swed
ish Methodist church in America :
Rov. O. Eugptrom , president ; Ror.
Leonard Stromberg , secretary ; R T
Peter Munson , treasurer.
ESCAPES DEATHJH FAR NORTH
Iowa University Boy Is One of Sur
vivors of Arctic Expedition.
Iowa City , Sept. 19. Ono University
of Iowa student , rescued after weeks
of llfe-lmporlling adventure on tha
frozen seas of the far north , was a
member of the ill-fated party on the
Duchess of Bedford , which sank In
the Arctic regions. This was Vllhjal-
mar Btefanason of Grand Forks , N. D. ,
who was a member of the Lafflngwell-
MlkkeUen expedition , which recently
reached Alaska , every member olive ,
but all greatly affected by the terrible
trip acroaa the northern snows and ice.
BRITISH LABItt TROUBLES
Fifty Thousand Boilermakers Will Be
Locked Out Oct. 5.
London , Supt. 19. Fifty thousand
members of the bollermakurs' society
will be locked out Oct. 5. The chief
grievance of the employers Is that
the executive committee of the boiler-
makers' society has no real power
and cannot force the men to observe
any agreement which may bo adopted.
With prospect of a strike of the mem
bers of the Amalgamated Society of
Railway Servants , which , unless prevented -
vented , will be one of the most serious
ever known In the United Kingdom ,
the labor situation in this country Is
becoming most critical.
AUTO LAWS TO BE PUSHED
American Association Will Agree on
Uniform Legislation for Many States.
New York , Sept. 19. President W.
H. Hotchklsd of the American Auto
mobile association arrived hero from
Buffalo to meet a number of officers
and others Interested to discuss s v-
oral questions of Importance prepara
tory to the regular meeting ot the as
sociation directors tomorrow.
The bill of Charles T. Terry , chair
man of the American Automobile as
sociation legislative committee , for
equal state automobile laws , which
has been revised during the summer ,
will be discussed , as It IB the inten
tion to lay this bill before the legis
latures of several states this corning
year and secure Its adoption. The fed
eral automobile act , introduced in the
last session of congress , Is also to be
bushed vigorously In the next congress.
Train Robbers Got ( -10,000.
Spoknno. WiiHh. , Hoot. ID.-Fwrly
thousand dollars , mainly In largo blllH ,
Is now declared to luivo buun Hocurod
by the robbers who huld up ( ho Great
Northern train near lloxlord , Mont. ,
Sept , 12. Thin rnonuy In reported to
have boon shipped by thu Commercial
National bank of Chicago to the Old
National bank of Spokane. It IN stat
ed that the hnnku wuro Inttnrod , HO
that noltlmr bank will loiiu anything-
No trace of the robhurn has boon re
ported. A ruward of $ Ci,000 for uach of
the two robbers In offered.
Alleged Abductor Ends His Life.
Norfolk , Vn. , Sopt. 19 Joshua Harrison
risen 01 Currltur.k county , New Hump
shlro , convicted of nhdurllng the
young son of Stnto Hunator Dunnluy.
committed sulddu In the Gladstone ho
tol. Harrison has b"cn dnnli'd a new
trial by the supreme court. Thi *
Hnanloy child was never found , liar
rlsonwas glvnn twenty yours In th
penitentiary , hut wiu admitted to bail
pending a durlnlon on hlt > appeal.
EXCESSIVE DJETINO OPPOSED
English Physician Declares Craze for
Getting Thin Is Carried Too Far.
Louuou , bopi. la. air JamebCikch-
ton Urowiiu , m ueiivonn uio pioul-
ileutlul auuieflu at uiu uiuiuiu metniiirf
ol luw atuiiiiuy iiinioLiuib uatiouuiiuu
ut Uiunuuuu , ii-iuijuiu to tnu Liigiiun
uieat bupiuj aim uitu tue auuition ot
private uniusiuui UUUDUS ami tuu pio-
VluiLg 01 uuouioiiu mm it ceiuiiu omcu
lor meal niopiuiiun. 111111 puopiu
no longer woum imu "pruu ( Jliimuuau
fat bunt ubboiuiuly imeu witn general
ized luburuuio&ib. " Hu uddou : "It
Chicago nab Us jungle , IAHIUOU him Us
dlsmut bwuiup. ' 1,11 anotner part o (
his iiudrtua uiu ununuiii payslciuu do-
uouncud what hu Uut > cribud aa th
pruvaleiu uuzu lor gutting thin. On
all hands , hu sum , tnu ciy Is tnat wo
eat too mm.il. &o lleicu lu uome qtiur-
tors la tnu propaganda of dietetic
ascutlsm Hint in uruid of being uus-
peeled ot gluttony , people only Indulge -
dulgo their ncaluiy appetite In secret.
This craze , Sir James declared , was
producing a debility which Miner urs
therctroui weru uueklug to commit , by
Indulgence In alcohol mid narcotics.
TRANSFERREM/\TNS / \ OF M'KINLE/S ' /
Bodies Now Rest In Caskets Especially
Constructed for Mausoleum.
Canton , O Supt. iy. I'lio nuw
bronze casket containing thu remains
of Mra. McKlnley now rusts in a sar
cophagus In thu ' mley mausoleum
on Monument hil. Un guard at the
tomb are United States regular sol
diers. A half rnilu distant to tha
south In the vault that has held the
remains of President McKlnley , still
rest the body of the late president ,
but In a new casket. Here too sol
dlers are on watch. The work ol
transferring the bodies of the Me-
Klnleys to the mausoleum was en
trusted by the McKlnley Memorial as
sociation to a Canton undertaker. The
bodies were taken from the other cas
kets which have held the president
and wife since death and laid In the
duplicate caskets especially construct
ed for the mausoleum.
The state of preservation of both
bodies w s p onouncol remarkably
good. The work of transferring the
caskets was done with as much pri
vacy aa possible.
Defense Will Be That Mrs. Gentry
Chicago , Sopt. 19. Taking of testi
mony was begun in tha trial of Frank
J. Constantine , accused of the murder
of Mrs. Louise Gentry. The state's
attorney , in opening , salt ) it would bo
shown' that-ConBtantlne murdered the
woman after a dispute with her about
his failure to repay money borrowed
from the Oentrys. The defense con
tends that Mrs. Gentry committed sui
cide. The first wftneBseVtestlfled that
after hearing Mrs. Gentry scream ,
Constantine was seen running from
the rear door of the apartment build
ing , that he asked the janitor to get
his hat for him , but that when the
janitor , having learned of the mur
der , returned to look for him , Constan
tine had fled.
THREE GIRLS DROWNED IN COVE
Water Fills Gulch In Which They Had
Taken Refuge From Cloudburst.
Durango , Colo. , Sept. 19. Three
daughters of Sam Cook of this city ,
Sarah , aged five ; Rose , aged , eleven ,
and Julia , aged one , were drowned by
a cloudburst which filled a gulch In
which they had taken refuge from a
rainstorm. The girls entered a cave
for shelter and the gulch became filled
with water which rushed Into the cave
and drowned them. The water caused
the earth above the cave to sink and
buried the children.
DROPS 3,000J-EET , TO DEATH
Parachute Falls to Work and Aero
naut Richards Is Killed.
Troy , O. , Sept. 19. Edward Rich
ards of Dayton , an a < . .onaut , dropped
2,000 feet to death at the Miami coun
ty fair grounds. When Richards cut
the parachute loose It fell , but only
for a few feet , when it struck a heavy
wind and was tossed about until sev
eral of the ropes broke. Richards shot
to the ground llko an arrow. Ho
struck In a trco and was Instantly
INDIANA CORPORATION EARNQ
ONE THOUSAND PER CENT ,
TEN MILLIONS IN ONE YEAR
More Details of Huge Earnings of
Rockefeller's Companies Brought
Out In New York Hearing of Govern
ment's Suit for Dissolution ,
NBW York , . t. 19. Moro light
WIIH nhiid upon thu rumarkublu earning
capacity ol thu various mibtildlury
companies of thu Standard Oil com
puny when Krunk B. Kullogg , who Is
conducting thu federal milt , Miccei'ded
lu placing upon thu record thu profits
of Hovrntcon of thu principal aiibHld-
lary companies lu thu years 11)03 ) and
The Htutemunt of earning ) ! of thu
Standard Oil com piny of Indiana ,
which was recently lined | UI,240i)0 ) ) ( )
by Judgu UindlH of Chicago for rebut-
Ing , dlm-loHi-d that In 190U thu com
pany earned $10r > 10Hl ( ) ! on a capital
of $1,000,000 , or over 1,000 pur ri-nl
a , year. The Indiana company In 1006
earned ruoru ttiun any miliHtdlary com
pany of the big combine.
Mr. Kellogg developed during the
day , whllu Clarcnco (1 ( Fny , iiHnlntnut
comptroller of the .Standard Oil com
pany , watt on the Htand , a curious
problem of financial bookkeeping , or
handling ol' acconntH , which Mr. Fay
failed to explain. From IlKtiruH uub
milled It WIIH Bhown that thu Standard
Oil company of Nuw York In 1904
made a profit of $7,751K ! ! ) , and paid
In dtvldonda to the Standard Oil com
pany of Now Jersey thu total Hum of
$32,908,430. This transaction reduced
the nut iiHHUtH of the Ni-w York com
pany from $4U,41r.90f ! ) to $10,179.700 ,
whllu thu llnlillltleH leaped from $17.-
U40.235 In 19i3 ( to $81,3115,745 In 1901 ,
an Increase of nearly $31,000,000. Thu
grohs iisbi'tii of thu New York com
pany , however , Increased Irorn $88-
07-1,5C,1 lu 11103 to $9li,57l,8o In 1901.
Meanwhile thu accounts receivable ot
thu Standard OH company of Nuw Jer-
Buy grew irom $ l'jU45,01l lu 1903 lo
Mr. Fay was closely questioned as
to the nature of the IncruiHed liabil
ities of thu New Yotk company and
Increase In the accounts receivable ol
the Standard Oil company of Nuw Jur
soy , but hu said hu could not tell until
hu had examined thu books of both
companies , which he told Mr. Kellogg
ho would do.
Chnrlt'K M. Pratt , secretary of the
Standard Oil company , recalled to thu
witnciiH stand , told how hu had held
for the Standard Oil company thu
stock of the Wuters-Plerco Oil com
pany at the tlrnu whun it was not per
mitted to operate in the state of Tex
as. He suid that hu held the stock UA
a matter of convenience and not to
avoid thu anti-trust laws of Texan.
Mr. Pratt threw Home Interesting sldu
lights on the Waters-PIurcu OH com
pany , the stock of which was held for
a long period by M. M. Van Huron ,
who was not connected with the
Standard Oil company. Mr. Van
Buren purchased the stock from Mr.
Pratt and early this year the Standard
Oil company bought it back. The na
ture , of the transaction showed that
Mr. Van Buren received from the
Standard Oil company exactly what hu
paid for the slock and that during
the time he held it the dividends were
paid to the Standard company.
Wesley Tilford , treasurer of the
Standard Oil company , was called to
the stand and Mr. Kellogg made an
effort to have spread on the records a
copy of the trust agreement of 1882.
but John G. Mllburn , chief counsel
for the defendant ) company , objected
on the ground that ' ' "h an agreement
vms prior to July T > 1890 , when the
Bhorman anti-trust iuw went Into ef
INDICTED FORLAN ? FRAUDS I
Warrants Issued at Solse for Arrest
of Wisconsin Lumber Barons ,
Boise , Ida. , Sept. 19 A warrant was
Issued for the arrest of Surnnur G.
Moon and Janifs L. Harbor of Eau
Claire , Wls. , millionaire officers of the
Barber Lumber company , and Horace
8. Rand ot Hurllnston , Conn. , Indicted
for conspiracy to defraud the govern
ment. They were Indicted with Sena
tor Borah and others. They will be
brought to Boise at once to answer
Suit to Enjoin Manhattan Oil.
Flndlay , O. , Sept Ij ) Suit was filed
In the common pleas court by W L.
David , county prosecutor , to deprive
the Manhattan Oil company of ita
charter and to enjoin it from paying
a higher price for oil than Is paid by
the Buckeye Pipe Line company In
the same territory The petition alleges -
loges that the Manhattan was former
ly an "Independent company , " but was
absorbed eight years ago by the Stand
ard Oil Comnnnv
HelreSk Shot by Jealous Man.
Now York. Sept. 19 Droga Slogol ,
an heiress , of twenty years , and
daughter of a colonel In the Austrian
army , now dead , wab fatally bhot by
Julius Hoffman , a married man , ana
formerly a lieutenant of Colonel Sle-
gel's regiment. The tragedy was the
outcome of jealousy on the part of
Hoffman , who , after shooting MUs Sle-
gel , tried to shoot himself , but was
prevented by the dyluc
THfc CONDITION F THE WUTHtR
Temperature for Twenty.four Houra ,
Forecast For Nebraska.
Condition/I of tlio weather na record
ed for the twonty-four hours ondlnc
at R a. m. today :
Maximum . , 93
Minimum . C7
AvnniKO . 711
Iliiromotor . 29.08
PENNSYLVANIA OFFICIAL8 AND
CONTRACTORS IN TUB TOILQ.
WARRANTQ OUT FOR FOURTEEN
Proaecutlon Will Incude All Persons
Mentioned by Special Investigation
Cominloilon Principal Defendants
Furnish > UO,000 Qond.
Harrlnburg , 1'u. , Supt. 19. Tlio long
oxpuctud IIIIUHU ol tlmtiu ht'UI to bo
tuspoiibibiu lor thu Iruudu committed
la tlio lui nibbing mill dueorullng oi
I'umiHylvimnru $13OM,00' ) ' > eapltol Imvu
buun made , tliu attorney uenural CIIUB-
liitf win imils to bu Itmiiud lor ( ourtuuu
of tlio ulgl.tuen porhoim mid llrmti
named by thu capllol IruustlKUlluu
coiniulHhloa ua being Involved In tlio
Following IB u list of the men for
whom wai runts wuru Issued. Joseph
M. lliiHtoti , architect , and his actlvo
UBHtutant , Stanford liuwlH , botli of
Philadelphia ; John II. SiuulurHon of
Philadelphia , chief coutiactor for fur
nishings , CungiuHHiuiui II. Kurd CUB-
BO ! of Marietta , Pa. , trujwirer and
oxeciitlvu ofllcur of tlio Puimsylviinla
Construction compiiny , contractors for
utull filing casus ; J. M. Shumnkur
of Johnstown , tormor uuperlntuiidunt
of public giounds and bulldlngu , who
receipted lei llio furnishings ; ( .Jcorgo
F. i'aynu and bin paitnor , Chailos U ,
Woller , both uf Philadelphia , build-
urn ol thu eapltol and contractors for
the $303,000 attic ; Wlllluni 1' . Snyder
of Spring City , former auditor ecu-
oral , who approved thu wariantH of the
contractors , William L. Matlnia of
Media , iormur state trcamirur , who
paid thu bills of thu contractors ;
Charles R KlriHinan , WulllH Dolluau ,
John O. Nuldi-rur and George * 1C.
Storm , all of Philadelphia , stockhold
ers In thu Pennsylvania Bronzu corn-
puny , organized by Sanderson for the
manufacture of thu $12,01)0.000 ) lighting
llxlurus ; Frank Irvlnu , auditor lu thti
Nearly all thu defendants appeared
during thu day , waived huarlng and
.entered bull for their appearance lu
the Dauphin county court. Several
wuro unable to appear bccaiiHu of 111-
IIUHS and will make their appearance
Itttur. Thu principal dufenduntB wuro
hold In $00,000 bond , which wan fur
nished In every Instance by surety
All thu defendants are charged with
conspiracy to cheat and defraud thu
state by making false Invoices , which
were approved by Huston and Shu-
maker. Charges of obtaining money
by falsa pretenses were also entered
against Sanderson , Cassel , Payne and
Wetter , It being alleged they furnished
fictitious bills for a greater amount
than they wuro entitled to rocolvo un
Based on Report of Commission.
The prosecutions are the outcome
of tha political upheaval In Philadel
phia In 1905 , when Mayor Weaver
quarreled with the Republican organl-
zatlon. The Independent movement
Against the Republicans In Philadel
phia that year spread throughout the
state and led to the election UK state
treasurer of William H. I3orry , a
Democrat , on the fusion ticket. Uerry
took office early In 190fi , being the
first Democrat to occupy that position
In twenty-five years. In the fall cam
paign of last year Berry startled the
state by charging that , according to
the state treasurer's books , the buildIng -
Ing and furnishings of. the state capItol -
Itol had roht $13,000.000 and not $5-
000,000 , as had been generally be-
liove-1. and that $9,000.000 of the
money wont to furnish the building.
He charged that $ n.OOQOOu of the $9-
000.000 wng pure "graft. " Governor
Pennyparker. other .state officials and
the contractors denied the chart1 s.
but ih agitation for on Investigation
vas Immediately began and continued
until the last legislature appointed ,1
commission to Investigate the wnoV
.i"alr. Much sensat'onal testimony
wis brought out during the hean.rgs.
v > h : n foveroil a period of about six
ino ths The commission made .1 re-
po" ' ) Governor Stuart , who turned Ito
o\ > t to Attorney General Todd. The
'ntt r thought the evidence of fraud
was o 'ironc that he at once decided
( o iiri'c ; rrlmlnnl and civil suits
against < nfc held to be responsible
for th- ' " "idji.
MICHAEL DONNELLY MISSING.
Former President of Butchers' Union
Believed to Be Demented.
Chicago , Sept. 19. Search Is being
made in various cities for Michael
Donnelly , lonntr president of the
butchers' union , who disappeared from
his homo in Kansas City four weeks
ago. Two years ago Donnelly was
slugged while acting as judge of an
election of the Chicago Federation of
Labor. He has never fully recovered
from the effects of the beating and his
friends believe that ha has lost hU
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