Wisconsin State Journal from Madison, Wisconsin on August 11, 1919 · 1
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Monday, August 11, 1919
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VOL. 133, NO. 114. 80th Year. Andrew r PNEUMONIA IS FATAL TO STEEL KING Great Philanthropist Built Up "Billion Dollar Industry From Small Salary; Father of Hundreds of Libraries (Kj United Praa.) LENOX, Mass., Aug. 11. Andrew Carnegie, the world's greatest philanthropist, is dead. The aged steel king, whose benefits totalled more than $300,000,000. suc cumbed to bronchial pneumonia at his summer home here this morning. Carnegie, shortly after hi career as a financial leader, expressed the conviction that it was "a sin to die rich." He sought, through countless gifts, to avoid this self designated "sin." His income was so great, however, that it is believed he was able to make but little impression upon his wealth. Carnegie had been incapacitated several years. During the early part of the war, which came as a terrific. shock to him and shattered his Ideals, he began to fail rapidly, and thereafter appeared seldom in public. AIDED BY ATTENDANTS At the time of his daughter's wedding recently to Ensign Koswell Miller, U. S. N., it was reported the aged philanthropist was in fair health. He attended the ceremony but was very feeble. Since that time he had been able to move about with numerous attendants. Recently it was given out that he enjoyed a successful fishing trip, , but it was explained that his attendants were with him constantly, baiting his hook and assisting him in every way. - Due to his enfeebled condition, Carnegie had taken practically no part in any public affairs at any time since 1918. Mrs. Carnegie and John Poynton, a private secretary, were at' the bedside when the end came. Carnegie had been seriously ill only since last Friday. His condition became critical late yesterday, it is understood. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced, but it is believed the body will be sent to Pittsburgh for burial. BORN IN SCOTLAND Andrew Carnegie, philanthropist, was born at Dunformline Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1S35. He came with his family to the United States in 1848, settling in Pittsburg. He was lord rector of St. Andrews' university from 1903 to 1907, from which he received the degree of L. L. D. in 1905. He was lord rector of Aberdeen University from 1912 to 1914. He received the degree from Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, in 1915. Carnegie married Louise Whitefield of New York City in 1887. His first job in America was that of a weaver's assistant In a cotton factory in Allegheny, Pa., after which in 1851, he became telegraph messenger boy for the Ohio Telegraph company at Pittsburgh. ENTERS RAIL EMPLOY He learned telegraphy and entered the employ of the Pennsylvania railroad company as an operator, advanc ing by promotion to the management of the Pittsburgh division of that system. He Joined T. T. Woodruff, inventor of the sleeping car In organizing the Woodruff Sleeping Car company, gain ing through this the nucleus of his fortune. Careful investment of small earn Ings in oil lands increased Carnegie's means. During the Civil war he served as superintendent of military railways and governmetn telegraph lines in the east. After the war, Carnegie developed iron works of various kinds and es tablished at Pittsburgh the Keystone Bridge works and the Union Iron works. lie introduced the Bessemer process of making steel in this country in 1868. MILLIONS FOR LIBRARIES He was principal owner a few years later of the Homestead and Edgar Thomson Steel workers and other large plants and head of the firm Car negie, Phlpps & Company and Carne gie Brothers and Company. Carnegie consolidated his interests in 1S89 in the so-called billion dollar steel trust, the Carnegie Steel company. This in 1901, was merged with the United States Steel corporation. Carnegie closed this part of his life by retiring from business. Dating from this retirement, he began a chapter of speech making, globe trotting and million dollar gift giving lor the establishment of libraries. Carnegie's benefactions totalled more than $300,000,000, which was the size of his fortune in 1913. This enormous amount included more than $60,000,000 to 3,000 municipal library buildings, also the building and grounds for the Pan-American Union building at Washington in 1906; $16,150,000 for the foundation for the advancement of teaching in the United States, Canada and New Foundland. WEATHER Shower probable tonight anil Tuesday; warmer Tuesday. Full Leased Wire Sersica of THE UNITED PRESS n PHILANTHROPIST AND MADISON MEMORIAL ' Jfer' ill Above Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate. Below Madison Public Library, which was established by the eitv with the aid of Mr. Carnegie and which will stand as a memorial to the millionaire philanthropist. CARNEGIE GAVE MADISON $90,000 CITY RECEIVED LARGEST DONATION MADE IN STATE FOR LIBRARIES Madison, in a total gift of $90,000, received the largest amount of the $1,022,500 which Andrew Carnegie gave to 63 libraries in this state. Of that sum, $75,000 was given to the city library, and $15,000 to the sixth ward branch: Late in 1902 the city bought the F. J. Lamb property. North Carroll and West Dayton streets, for $25,000. There the three-story structure of Elizabethan Gothic style was erected in 1905 at a cost of $64,247, the remainder of the $75,000 being spent on equipment. According to the contract with Carnegie, the city provides an annual maintenance fund of $7,600. In 1911, the sixth ward branch library was erected with another Carnegie gift. An annual maintenance fund of $1,500 is provided for the branch. In Madison alone, 16,307 borrowers, of whom 4,378 are children, are now reading annually 208,320 books from these libraries provided by the great steel king and educator. Edgerton and Stoughton each received $10,000 gifts to help erect their city free libraries. The next largest gift was to Racine, which received $50,000 for the main library and $10,000 for a branch, in 1904. Other gifts range from $6,000 to $25,000, the major part of them being $10,000. JOHN R. ARNOLD NEW PATROLMAN John R. Arnold has been appointed patrolman by Chief of Police Shaugh-nessy. He will fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of Charles O'Neill. MADISON, WIS., araespe Ones ilm I he Last I J V-Bi' Li, S vr LJ i 1 I - 1 -J LJ v I 1 1 iT I I SHOPMEN RETURN BY THOUSANDS PRACTICALLY ALL RAIL STRIKERS BACK AT WORK WEST OF MISSISSIPPI AND IN SOUTH (By United I'resa. ) WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. Between 15,000 and 25,000 unauthorized railroad shop strikers returned to work this morning in response to President Wilson's decision that there would be no wage conferences while the men were out, it was said at the railroad administration today. Reports here were that practically all men are back at work west of the Mississippi; less than 50 percent in Chicago, Ohio and the Central West; all back in the south except at Atlanta, while New England shops still are almost without workmen. 6,000 BACK IN BALTIMORE According to telegrams received at the railroad administration, 6,000 men returned at Baltimore and 6,000 at Kansas City. All shops are operating, officials said, on the Seabord Air line. Other towns where men are reported to have gone back to work are Macon, Ga., Richmond, Nashville, Lexington, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Cincinnati, and Cleveland. Some, it was said, have returned to shops at Indianapolis. Strikers also went back at 25 points in Wisconsin and 25 points in Iowa. FAVOR RETURN SOON MILWAUKEE, Aug. 11. The strike of the railroad shopmen here will end before Thursday, according to word issued by workers and executives. Strike leaders spent Sunday at roundhouses, banking fires and making minor repairs to engines, to permit passenger and freight traffic to continue uninterrupted. Sentiment seems to be In favor of returning to respect President Wilson's wishes for return to work. MONDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 11, 1919. DRY BILL IS MODIFED BY COMMITTEE Senate Sub-Committee Re ports Enfocement Bill With Several Fangs Dulled; Near Beers Given Lease on Life - IBj United Preu.) WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. With many of its drastic features modified, the house prohibition enforcement bill was reported to the senate judiciary committee today by the sub-committee which has been revising it. The senate sub-committee went over the bill with great thoroughness, revising the more extreme clauses. The first modification by the senate committee was the revision of the house provision making it a misdemeanor for a person to allow his property to be used if he has "reason to believe," it is being used in violation of the war prohibition act. The senate requires that a person must have right of use of his property before he can be held responsible. It was feared over zealous enforcement agents might use this provision improperly. Near beers were given a new leaso of life by the senate committee, which allows de-alcoholized wine and brewed drinks, if they contain less than one-half of one percent of alcohol and are not designated as "beer, ale or porter." The anti-saloon league feared H.lla might make it easy to evade the dry laws and sought to prohibit all beverages which resembled intoxicants. AIMED AT BEVERAGES One provision, forbidding manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquor, is btrlcken out and the following substituted: "All provisions of this act shall be liberally construed to the end that use of intoxicating liquor as a beverage may be prevented; provided that nothing in this act shall prohibit the purchase and sale of warehouse receipts covering distilled spirits, on deposit in general or distillery - bonded ware- hn T--U II1, houses, and no special tax liability shall attach the business of purchasing and selling such warehouse receipts." This clause was Inserted to safeguard the 60 million gallons of whiskey in bond, which would be gradually contributed to industrial purposes. Toilet water, medical and flavoring solutions are exemnt if "unfit for beverage purposes." The senate committee struck out the requirement that such compound must bear a label stating the percentage of alcohol contained In it. To 'prevent possible misuse of enforcement laws by officials, the senate committee inserted a special clause authorizing manufacture, sale, transportation, delivery and possession of intoxicating liquor for non-beverage purposes and directing the prohibition commissioner to Issue permits on application, these permits to be effective for 90 instead of 10 days, as the house specified. Anyone believing he has been unjustly refused a permit is given the right of appeal in court. Use of wines and other liquor for sacramental purposes is allowed, without restriction, except that certain church officials must be authorized to purchase and keep the supplies. Physicians' prescriptions are limited to one pint, but this limitation applies, the senate committee specified, only to that "to be Taken internally." The much criticized house provision barring advertisements containing pictures of a brewery, distillery or bottle, was stricken out. The provisions making it unlawful for any one to drink liquor In a public conveyance, or to carry it on his person, met the same fate. Making of non-intoicating cider and wine in the home was exempted from the enforcement bill by the senate committee. This provision rends "the penalty provided in this act against Ihe manufacturing of liquor without a permit shall not apply to a person manufacturing non-intoxicating elder fruit juices exclusively for use in his home." AURORA PROVES BAD MEDICINE; WIRES'SICKLY' THe Aurora borealis may inspire admiration in nature lovers, but it kills all the Joy in a telegrapher's life. Wires all over the country today were laid out by "earth currents," attributed to the electricity responsible for aurora's appearance. Earth currents neutralize the legitimate current on the wire and play queer pranks. Generally the trouble is dissipated in an hour. Today the condition hung on for hours, delaying commercial and press association wires, which frequently were interrupted for many minutes at a time. WILSON TO MEET LABOR CAPITAL PRESIDENT PLANS INDUSTRIAL CONFERENCES! NATION ALIZA TION IN ABEYANCE FOR TIME (Xtr United Fran.) T T "ASHINGTON, Aug. 11. Indus VV . trial conferences in which President Wilson will meet representatives of capital and labor lor open discussion of economic problems, will be held at the white house before the high cost of liviner nrob- lem is disposed of, according to plans ueiiig xuaae nere today. The men whom the president will meet will form some sort of unofficial cabinet. The object sought is a free exchange of ideas' to clarify the atmosphere and eliminate mlsundertand-ings between workers and employers, and the development of constructive suggestions for betterment of relations between labor and capital. Nationalization of the railroads will not be pressed to an issue by labor Immediately. This was made evident by developments today. The nationalization scheme is temporarily in the background while representatives of the 14 principal railway unions go ahead with the campaign to get higher wages at once. They will confer with Director General Hines this week. The preliminary conference called in Washington by advocates of nationalization, to outline some program for obtaining adoption of the fciin, adjourned today, leaving its business in charge of an executive committee, of which Supreme Court Justice Clark of North Carolina is chairman., This committee has announced that a national railroad conference will meet in Wash ington Oct. 6 to review all plans which have been brought forward for perma nent disposition of the lines, and de cide which is best. President Wilsons attitude toward the industi'itW conference idea was sent foith in his last speech to congress, when he said he was willing to meet any groups of his fellow citizens who "know what they're talking about," to take steps for improving capital-labor relations. NAME H.'F. HANSEN ON COMMITTEES Herbert F. Hansen, clerk of circuit court, has returned from Oshkosh. where he attended the annunl state convention of circuit court clerks. New officers are Ingebret Ovrom, Waupaca, president; Leonard Kleeber, La Crosse, vice president, and F. Jj. Moss, Bjiraboo. secretary-treasurer, to succeed Herbert F. Hansen, resigned Committees appointed were: Natur alization, John Laabs, Oshkosh, Leon ard Klesber, Herbert F. Hansen; executive, B. M. De Diemar, 'Kenosha, Max Binner. Milwaukee, J. C. Hood Racine; judiciary, ohn Laabs, O. H. Doxrud, Sparta. A. D. Ilelgeson, iro Qua, Herbert F. Hansen, W..L. Rob erta, Wautoma. LEAVE TUESDAY . FOR STATE MEET Madison delegation to the meetini: of Wisconsin League of Municipalities In West Allis this week will leave tomorrow. Representatives will be Mayor George C. Sayle, City Attorney William Ryan. City Engineer E. E. Parker, anil Alderman G. H. Mason. Aldermnn Mason will go in the place of Aldermnn W. L. Dowling, who has attended previous meetings. BLUE BOOK TO' BE READY THIS WEEK Printers have promised to have thu 1919 Wisconsin Rlue Book ready for distribution this week. The book con tains a complete account of Badger war time activities as a special feature. More than 30,000 copies will be distributed throughout the state. PERMITS ISSUED FOR TWO HOMES Building permits have been issued to C. B. Stewart tc:- a 57.0IM) frame residence on Itowley ne:;urt and to Harold I., Schlu"ter for i t..'.00 frame resi dence at tlJB Center avenue. Latest Home Edition E X T WORK OF RAZING PRESENT FACTORY IS UNDERWAY; WILL EMPLOY 700 MEN New Buildings to Be Started As Soon As Site Is Cleared; Will Be Ready For Operation in About Five Months VW'ORK on a new factory, modernly equipped and sufficiently large to care for a greatly increased business was started today bv the Fuller and Johnson Manufacturing company. Part of the old plant, erected in 1864, will be torn down and the new building erected immediately. The new structure, according to contractors, will take approximately five months for completion. Brick work will be under direction of Matt Zwank, Madison contractor. Iron construction will be done by the Worden-Allen company of Milwaukee. Two large derricks are understood to be enroute from Mil kee to Madison for use in putting up tne Dmiciing s iron superstructure. It is understood thnt end t 7n workers will be employed in the new plant, manufacturing the small and large size farm gas engines for which demand throughout the northwest has been increasing steadily. A growing volume of business too large for the limited present plant is understood to be the immediate cause of the decision to build a new factorv. The Fuller and John son enmnnnv originated in a wholesale ImDlement business established before the Civil war by M. E. Fuller, in which John A. Johnson became a partner In 1867. In istiJ the present firm started with pur wiui pur-j eha.1A nf Rtnnlr nf tKa TntnnM t 1 . inuiovu x iu w i enmnAnv TVi Mnltai . a I ' mo nrm was I 4 a OAAAA1 v. . . .1 increased to $200,000. Later capital w f,wu. juuier cupiiai biock was raised to 300,000, then to tnfl fiftn nnA inmA .1 J a - x- $500,000, and the name changed to the Fuller and Johnson Manufacturing company. . The firm manufactured aiillrv nlnu-s corn planters, tobacco transplanters. gang DlOWS and corn pnltivnlnra In past years the business has been done mainly along gas engine lines.. Since rne end or tne war the smaller utility farm meine bns. enmA tnln nrnmlnannc with the result that the plant has been running any ana night to keep up to orders, which multiplied during a recent strike. The company contracts with large nrms to supply smaller engines lor electricity and other purposes. STRIKERS HERE WILL STAND PAT With no change in the strike situation of 175 railroad shopmen at Madison round houses, train schedules and freight shipments are being held up on the Madison-Milwaukee divisions of the Milwaukee and Northwestern railroads. The shopmen at a meeting today, decided to stand pat on their demand for increased wages. This action is taken despite the return to work of railroad shop strikers all over the country. At many Wisconsin points the shop men already have returned. No change is expected in the situation here until the Milwaukee strikers on both roads vote to return, pending wage settlement by the U. S. railroad administration. MEET TONIGHT FOR LABOR DAY PLANS The general labor day committee of the Madison fpilprntinn r, i.,Kn .m meet Jointly with representatives of mo jjane ouniy isociety of Equity tonight at 8 in Labor hall to divide work of preparing for the celebration among general chairman for the labor federation. H. B. Fargo, Mt. Horeb, and J. A Hogan, Waunakee, president and secretary, resneetivelv. nf the P,,niiv ciety, probably will represent Dane coumy organized tarmers. CANRIGHT TAKES NEW OFFICE TODAY Garfield S. Pnnrlflif ed "blue sky commissioner" of the r.nnroaa commission, today took office He will have charge of enforcement nf the new law litrtiti,. .... i .-. e securities created by the passage of Mr. Canliold for snvon vUom nssistaht city Attorney of Milwaukee- it ml Kniichlld. Hp win i.nr vo r- ti'y here later in the summer. PRICE TWO CENTS VICTIM'S FRIENDS HEARD NO SIGNAL PLAYMATES TESTIFY AT INQUEST OVER DEATH OF DANIEL PARR That the automobile which killed 11-year-old Daniel Parr last Thursday was approaching rapidly and that no warning was heard, was the testimony of boy playmates at the Inquest this afternoon. Daniel was pitcher in a game of baseball on Mifflin street He had Just run to the side of the road to stop a batted ball when the fatal accident occurred. Edwin Hull. 11 -year-old colored newsboy, living at 69 East Dayton street, and Chester Roberts, aged 14, Paterson street, testified that they heard no signal, that the car hit Daniel In the back and stopped three feet farther on. Two other playmates, John Swltzenberg and George Foster, gave similar testimony. Death was caused by a fracture at the base of the skult rieMnroH ri a Gt Sullivan, who examined the boy ivwj, luuiBtiKir mgnt. 'x ne wneei or ,An,Ai.nn ... nu. j -i , . . ui.uiiiuuiie eviufnuy passea over lmn.i'. t 1 i ,a "t"i b ii?eiu, lie SH1U All T. . i aucu i. xiurr, or Waterloo, a stu- All T Tl m . aent at the university, driver of ths ra Ur J a. i . . car that caused the fatal accident at Mifflin and Livingston streets, was present at the Inquest with his attor ney, Frank W. Hall. Mr. and Mrs. F!Hn Parp urn r--, Mifflin street, parents of the' dead boy. iso were in tne courtroom. District Attornev H A n oilman Acting Coroner Henry Casson con- ucted the inatiest nttpmntin frt tablish a urecedent in the creasing automobile accidents. tin tne coroner s Jurv were E. G. Wheeler, G. L. Erdahl, H. R. Ireland. Boy Marks. William Fehlandt and P. H. I'orter. MAKES INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SURVEY Alfred P. Haake of the university de partment of political economy left today to spend a month In making a survey of selected industries between Chicago and New York in reference to Industrial relations work. The survey- Is made at request of Wisconsin business men and probably will be used as a basis for some systematized method of industrial relations work in Wis consin sianufacturtng centers. ALLEGED "PEEPER" FINED IN COURT Pete Bartelo, 122 North First street. was fined $10 in superior court today on a charge of disorderly conduct. Ha wns brought into the police station about 11:30 last night from 1910 Railroad street, where Mrs. John Koppel claimed he was pooping in the windows. This morning in court, Bartelo claimed he was Just sitting on the porch, resting. Judge Casson found him guilty. CASE OF ALLEGED SPEEDER UP TODAY The case of A. J. Faynter, who pleaded not guilty to a charge of speeding, on complaint of John End-line, was set for this afternoon in superior court. A week ago the cars of the two parties collided. Mrs. End-line's face was badly cut. STUDENT FINED FOR SPEEDING Harold Brinkman, a student, was fined $20 in superior court today on a charge of speeding on University avenue. RT. JOHN'S, N. F, Aug. 11. The British cruiser Renown, currying tho Prince of Wales to Canada, was sighted off Newfoundland waters by tho crew of the Cape St. Francis lighthouse today. He will land here tomorrow noon.

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