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b N EXPLOSION
fifteen Known to Be Dead and
Many Others Injured
EXPLCSION IN WEST VIRGINIA
Disaster Caused by Gas in Shaft at
Cea:-y Enrolls 15 Unknown Dead.
F:o 25 to 85 Missing and Believ
ed to be Dead, and 25 Injured
Only Main Heading as Yet Explor
cd by Rescurers.
FaiVt. W. Va.. Slwe.. - Fifteon
know:: to bw di:id. 25 injured
!A1 1:wn 25 to ~5 mii-: a id be
lieved t- be dead, is the result (f ain
ex plo..>n ) of -as ill Iw . b Ja ft of tic
4e-tlny Coal (omp:y at (entury.
a t-ai miiI in situaei 50
mniit th of Fairrnyii;. w! the Bel
nli.to, and luekhan::i brancth of
ti- BaltirUore & Ohio Iaiu1a'i. The
explosiwn took .le :n 4.:"t) o'clock
Th uri'duiv afternoon I. bl I 4wing to the
vh-p2i" vires betilni ''it o eom
iss'in by the high wind f of the day
aalis are hack~jin a: ni tOhe naes of
;4 victims. six of whom are knowin
1t bt t)reitgners, hal not been se
eured at a late honr. 1i:oi the explo
fin lbee an.11 r ea-iier. ihe loss of
!D- would have ben ampelin. As it
as, here were bit few of the 250
*n roaining in the shaft. the main
edIv 0* the miners hiav ini wo/k
eilm day. The giaIt fan which
nd air fir the shaft was par
liv .reeked v the 1'-.re of the ex
lui-Lon, but was repahel inLneiate
Iv.: within anl hor. a ftr the acci
Si04n t Sunerintendent J1 anes W\ard had
ai reli gang in tie miine. he irest
tr:p ;:: brought 11, we!!--live dead
:oi live badly burind. They were
n ithe main heatin'. near the
bottom of the sha ft. The living
ecnid i~i e no details f the* explosit)n
:~~that thev wore 4)11 their war
. surfaice wlin the explosion
Ik piace behind thcier. A. secindt
:ni explored tie imai: tdiiwin. Four
more bodies wvere tomii and 21) inijur
Sm:: were imakiili their way to
wa lir te b1ttm to' th shanft atd
w.Vtere broutghlit to tie surface by the
Ftourteen sub-heai::nn. :t mihdnlitl
vc. eeyt unexplored. :ni s-ipt. Ward.
who was still in tle n1ine. sent word
.nt that owing to the plrvelenc of
ls was u1ndeci'id at thai timie
whheefr rnt to puish. tim, work i!)n
-zhths hin s for a hour a O s.
Th ''n':in lloever.t wa5 ji.Wi edily
av te oran, am:: . nIhe flen
\v'r hirtied fr;~ Pil .lieIe a ruc
~en o an the doehitm immedhatelyog.
1>g cir f t.,le~t wion.~ime itt hse
buildi::m. wirebl waty mt ormted nied
to a temprarM y spi::d terih
Ayerl wCh ateoog a nchr.f
Wa** hingft1n.Lii~1m tpeia.-The Deptrt
men of Julie illrie! take ia o
tootiteet ~tt of the lyahig.inhhttnog.
T n.. if the negritamit Jhsee. in~ wose
ranethe1 Suree dg Courtlef the Unied
ml nop~ea will act e at aatayo
bthe Deatet okn t nm
Vesigin Gethe16 n S air- Wa
tl(ction wil tb eesitru c eneredka
aihorowjtih ivetigoattn ot the lcing
1n inrsteat obtind d 4jtsemto wr
rut. i, aicedings e the ed- t
eal voatuteer arll bll beun waamit
th ipa a hent ir los o
al decisint tn the mae of teclaim
Vfeae nivrinia Prfsor Dead.
ratm.e. aidin Sthl.overnme_
lea vouteeayi the war.vo with
pin. Thes Comptrolle allweto
was pfyer 37 hear S)'~tat of L61.366
Venerble EUversity Pr.ofesso ad.a
.pl ro the td ta. y and Vir
loved educato rs ofi te South. Hie
~erv dt as coliontel under Gienieral .Tu
hal Earlyr in t he Conederate army
.I 'Y m to 'K5 ad wa reg~arded
a ott. of the most citvalrous Southern
ieaders. lHe i' viV'd by a widow
and inrhret sot. Ilatermen~lt will be
a: ,.g2on. Va.. Saturday.
Tie 3tu tual Life I usutrante ( en
a y of Newv. Yo rk has sue~d 14)ormer
1r '"idenit Richartd A. Mc~atrdy to re
c-.4. .:4j0.:tj.6 and a subpeon~a
v. .l- servedI (n hmin prio r to his dec
pre for Europee.
lC vard Puilnan. a watchman at
'.in, wa's killedl by ban~k burtiartll
wh::*'tn he surpriled drillintg a hoie in
S tt appitmtent by (iOvernor
n-v vmoti th'e foliowing co'nmmi
s fro (' m he Stat ofVrni t;e
7 LIVES CRUSHED OUT
Representatives of Three Geerations
in the Neidig Family Killed by an
MI s zTin'eleitin ii!i % ll' ren11"rlions
-e famlili'. were kcilledi on tile
Pia-i rlphia anrd l~.ading~ railroadl: at
h r n one Mihs-.,t fiiS
lh'r'nc' Neidig, a:nitd :6. so of
Mrs. (l renice Nerii, aged :11. and
h i tre childrenl. Mary. ageud four
yen r ; Blanhe, aged six. 1 and Gil bert,
All of t etims were insltantly
ki!h-i with the exception ot Blanch-.
Xli, lied laiter at a hosnital.
Therel were to have beeni a familyr
reun1io 1 t the 11om f (G.
W. .Neidig at Auust aville, a small
village Iar here. and the Latter had
driven !o he home of his sons to 'on
Vey the' party to Augus4taville.
A t Ilia-s crossing the Pennisylvanit
railroatd and tIhv Philadelphlia :md
Rc-adii railroad run parallel :i short
d4wance! aiparlt. A curve renders one
rad i:visale fromt lh ther aml to
tbis fact the(.aceidentl was due".
Thec wa'4on, conta-inling the eve
person's. had crossed thr PenIsylvan
iv railroad t racks 11and itai just reach
ce! the HWain: tr('whna x
press trainl, notbon roml 'hamu
oikini. dasheilnto tl he vehicle. The
occupaits of tihe wa-ron were thrown
Sdragged myll feet by tle locouo
tiVe and their IoClieS weie terribly
Millions of Tons Ready for Strike.
Nw\ York, Special. -Annonce
miientz was- m1ad' by tle anth rici'e
Miine operators that thev lav( oi
iaid within a rdiols ot' less thaii
100 mle!'s of New York e'ily a supply
o imore than 9.0o0,000 t11)1 I oo((d
ma!rketable -rades of aithiracite coal.
Tlis. is in aIdditioni tI' the supplies
held by t ie dealeis anl larger (coi
sumers. In aicumiulating \this st
etorc of ecoal an army v of ni have
Iween sta1llY emplovetifl r 1,1. mollitls.
;t:rage acties Ilave Iwen iilereased
ve ry larely. in some caseos bv the
!easing of! farmis aloni the rntc of
riilroads. Manv of these spots are
:'olatedj but they are witfhll easy.
tvltranspolt atnion distaice fri' oN New
Georgia Peach Crop Hard Hit.
Atlan ta.( . Specia.--Reluirts re
ee-ived' from Imny of thet pevach growv
in-: sections of the 't:0Itt iindicate an
aver los 1 (,f 50 per ve'.t. fiom ihe
(ol(! of Monday and Tuesday liighlts.
(Commrissioner of Agricultuare Hudson
stted that he bhelievedl th e iiamage~1
will reach 440 per. cent (it the( lowest
elh1mate. lilt a1 week or~ ten dIays will
be requiired to (leterlinei wit Ii anil
neeuracy the inju'ry thIa has been
thle croip wouilld miean pr.bable loss
otf two uiilhioii dtOhild 'to h Gerh.Ia
Fire at Fayetteville, N. C.
Fevyetteville, N. 4 .. Special.-F'ire
atmdih.1na nih strin
inI theC reard ofj theI T'~.imrnon dryi g~ods
store,' dlestrmoved hlalf i uthe norith-'rn
block on iayv st ret. west and nonhl
west Ma rka' sq uare anid lhe wiim le of
lie Highsumith litek lii the Hli.ih
smiith hl .p it il. The loss5 w ill reach
Boy Drowned at Fredricksburg.
lFredricksburg. Special - Ernest
Tooms, aged four years. son oif (Ches
tre Toomns, while playingr with ather
hors on thle baniks of the Rappahanl
nOck river fell into the water and was
drowned. The body was recovered.
Fanatics of Samar Fight with Troops
\Ilanilla. By C'able.-A telegram re
eived by 1the government from the
imd oft Samlar says that an eingage
st abularv and a foce of fanat ical
Pulajaiies. Gov. G;eo. B. (Curmy is re
ported to be miissing. Details of the
affairi are lacking.
Col. 0. H. Dockery Dead.
.Baitijmore. Special.-( ol. Oliver H.
Docry, ex-CongreiusSman1 h. former
consu general to Brazil. and one of
the most prominenilt Republicans in!
the South, died herme late Wednesday
to Jolhs Hopikinls Hospital a fewVi
day~ aigo. by jiis son. Marishal Docik
ery, of Haleijh. ail son-in-law. Mr.
Frank 0. Lanodis, of (Charlot te. for an
operation which, it was noped. would
relieve huitt a ciompli ation of (dis
enes5 fromt wich~l hei had been a great
sufferer fori 1wo years.
Boy Killed By Boiler Explosion at
Anderson, S. C.
Augusta. Ga.. Special.-A special
eeiv'ed from Anderson. S. C.. says
that Thursday afternoon about a
o'clock an engine on the saw mill oi
L. A. Bolt, about five miles from
there. exploided. killing Mr. Bolt 's
12-ear old son. Roy. and fataally
injuring a negro. The lad's body
was hurled a hundred feet and hor
Snow Slide Kills Six Men.
Granite. C'ol.. Special.-An enor
mous snow slide came down in the
Wintield and Clear Creek mining dis
trit. killing it is reported. at least
haltf a doz7enl men. Among the dead
is Harry Wineborn. tile pioneer pros
rectori and ining man of hiatti'(
\ony A rlie.f party was r1m5
her' hyv James lBall anid has gonte to
HIGH COURT ANGRY
Serious Trouble is in Store For
MAY BE SEVERELY PUNISHED
Supreme Court Justices and the De
partment of Justice Considering
the Chattanooga Lynching.
Waintn. Specia.-Sone 4,f the
members of the Supiie ( ourt of the
.14ted States are coisidering the ad
visabiht of' an attempt it, seecre he
punishmn1ijt of the members if the
mob whihi Monday night took from
the jail in Chattainooga, Teni.. Johin:
sonl. the negro rapist. vhose lel ex
eeiition was5 stayetl by an11 irier is
sue0d by. teil Supreme Court. The De
partmeit ot Justice alo is cosi
erin. netion ill the matter.
TI! Sipreme (siUrt is 1141 11()% win
sevs5lion and will not be fSr a firt
nig-hit vet. but it is poi bb, sih tlant a
conference may be cilled t an early
(1ate to ('i ider what cus should
be pulsedl. So far11 therC ha bwen
no effort -,:i tie part o" ii:- meni:hern:
to teach1 a.omnu1rhoig
but. two.( mrodes of proceed(in- ha1%ve
been. w:gted: one contemphttiit
the lakite.ir of the maiter ii hand by
the sipreei esu4rt an11d the other (if
tu/ai&;: tle matier over to tihle Ex(et
tive bralich of tile overnment.
In tle firs;tt event the otleeirs Ie
.ponsible for the etstody ot the pris
uner would probably he called upon
to answe1 to tile court an1.1 inl ease
the matter were turned over to the
Exective branchl there woild be an
effort to secure ite arrest anid pmia
ishiment of mneimbeis of tie l)ob.
Chattanooga Saloons Closed.
Chattanooga. Special.-The ite
-roes empij1loyed in several 'arge fae
tories !tilt work presiiably oil ae
count (f tihe lynchin 4f Ed1 J-ili
son by a miob Minday iilit. .lii
son 'w-as 1 prij1soneriI under Federal
conBtrol. notification to t hat eftect hav
iitg been given aid tli members of
the moh are amenable i') indictmenc(1t
by a United States grand jury aiid
a trizal in a Federal court. .Act on
by the Federal authorities is looked
for. Ihe police commission. fearing
a race riot. Monday orderedi all sa
boins iln the city to close at once1. ol
reimain clo sed unt ii furthe 1 o''rders.
Denounces Lynching as "Downright
Kmiixvillie. Special .-Honi m. Johni I?.
Penland. U'nited States Attorney for
as .1d!wn righit .miutrder.' Hie cont
denmned tihe shieritt sever.ely and stated
that lie was now tivestigating~ the
le'gal aspect of the ease. It he he
(comes conlvinlced t hat Joh~lnson was a
Federal priiisonler lie state~d that he
would call (on At torney1 Gene'ral Moo
dIv for1 instruct ion1s atnd would prose
eute thle (ihlenders to the fullest ex
tent osf the law.
$140,000,000 for Pensions.
W~ashingtomn. Special.-In less than
20 niinuites time the Senate Tuesday
voted away $140,000.000 of the publie
funds. Tile sumn i carried by the
penlsion appro)priationl bill which. be
ing a brief document. was made the
subject ofi very little discussion.
English Spinners Leave for America.
Mamehlester. 1-n. By CaleI.-A
delezg;tin of Manlcheister cottonl ex
pets sailed from tiverpmo'i Ttuesday
fr Boston on the steamer Saxonia
to) join American spinners in inivesti
eating the proelss of balinz, mariket
ig andi tranisport int (4f raW co4t toni.
whiiich,. it is cia ilmd. is contductedi iln
an unsatisfactory manner.
Mrs. Roosevelt Going to Cuba.
Washiirngton. Spe'cial-31r'. ILoose
vel t :lermmpied~lii4 by b'c 544ns. Ar
liss L-thill, 11nd4 possibly by heri son,.
Kermih. whom is at school at ;iroton.
ter p:art of4 the weeck fo lorHiida. At
someit con:veniit 1prst there. pomsibly
Fernadint m a. t hey wcill gos absardi 1hle
naval yaich t Mayfloswer andls mlake a
ernise5( to t he W\est 11ad1ies. They wvill
visit (.uba an ld Poritoi licio. stomppinu
at both Havana andl San 'Juan. It
iw expeccted that the party will be
absetnt tenl days osr two weeks.
Ninieteen Perish in a Storm.
perisonls perishesd in a territh14ie t rher
which swept t he coa:st of1 \Xera ('ruz
Two) sf the storm victims were pleas
utre-sekers from11 thIiis cityV. B. Stritt
presden sf thle American Club. and1
Franciscso Benia. a member ot a promr
innt family here. The oither 17 w~ere~
shrmen. It is b)elieved that there
has been' futrt her loss of life.
Mise Helen Miller' Gould and Mr.
I h1rle~S~ Steeil'. tile lait 141r (of J. P. Ms r
an& 1 'n.. gave' $50.100. re(speCtively,.
to\the n.ivll.ersi 11f. Virin.\ s(1.~i
iNs4'1'l !gave risein a4 rumor114i that
Pe! ~ .hrmsbr hais itiapSprpiated $1.00"
DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
What is Beig Dcne Day by Day By
the National House and Senate.
Statehood Bill Revived.
T saihood bli ill wasttak.'o
the e ker' i: bh* - in i l l M se (,(I a
ph - in ii lu dl s of con eres m111i
Ii l n-<p- InI l. of tie Sene for ai
in i a((ill Iie sagelies.- imm
no411 aiicoiniplishied wihoilIitlally words
r:1t ioles. ot was ievielopeAd Lt once
hwa-lver, that1 then- Wert. votes- enI
Ough1 to) earry out thv programlinec
of- ih h laders. Then follow 0ed
iniuItes of liery speecI.hes. some ofi
whiih provokedl thiie aiusenifot i the
lar'e vattieae4 of mleubers and
the( crowded r.alleries. Then ,am
rin- final vote on the dlloplion of the
rlde. which h7i members approved
and 15ti opposed . 31essris. -anilton
of: MIicigan: PBrick, of. Indliaia. and
Mon. orf Tennesse. xere apin the
The features of the dnba.te wier
Is)ta. dull ring whice h lId o' his
approval of the President. particular
lv becaust e nhet ht givenl hi.,<mgter
;I marriagev to a1 memiber oif thet(
Hioset of lprliesentivs and not to
a degenra e prince or a repre
sltative of '"ilit hloils-t' of detll
tionl at the other endii (-f thel vapito!.''
j.ionled thle special r-ale. andl Mr. Wil
Iiims. thle mlinority leader, suggtestedI
il:ai lifyn-blicans would nieed the spe
:-:i praycr o,!flthe chiapAlum after he
hail made their record 'ioi statehood.
Several other short speeches ullowed
Would Ruin New England.
The railroad rate bill occupied prav
1 ally all of the time of the Senate.
The-re were two speeches. one by Mr.
Lodge and the other by Mr. "pooner.
Ir. Lnodge spoke in advocae; of his
am endminenitt looking,- to tle enlarge
I mciit '1 the inter-state comlllerc
Ie-(ImmI1iin anld inl doing- so replied
I shlalply to some receit. uttierances by
Conmiiissioler Prouty. Refcrrin'i g to an11
intview by the comisioer 3r.
Lod.-e. spoke first o' ani r-tte-lnce of
E ene D,)- na:Id then said that it
was not ca:Ipable (if doint so i much
arm :s 1\fr. P'rout v '1 ta temen'it. Hie
outlined N-sw England's a:tnite to
Ward tle :-ate bill an .a>d that with
I the mlile' systIm established all the
ma(nfct urer in the New England
States woild -e destroyed.
M1r. LodO e il entered upon a 'plea in
support of the various proNvisions of
his ameIdment, first takiii,... up the
distributionl of the comma1 sionlers
throug3)iithout the coun1try otn tie basis
of the judicial circuits. when he was
interrupted by 31r. T10ihan. who, ob
~eted to this method of1 selection be.
ease of the import ance of the coin
mission. and i. Faruiaker' agreed with
himl, saying~ that loctationi should not
ie consideired ~in fillinig the commis
sioni. "If.'' lie saidi. "we arec gomii
to have a r'ate-mnaking~ commiussioni. I
shall iinsist upon1 the( conilltiing of the
numbiler to thr'ee aiid that all be r'es
dets of1 Washiingon antd free from
prejudice.' ' As going tio shou- how
ocationi might infhm:nee action by
comissionlers, lie cited a ease im
which Mr. Clenments, a membller of the
coiiissioni had writ tenl an opinionl
favorable to Rome. Ga.. his own cityv.
as compared with Atlanta. in the
ma~ximum rate case.
$1,480,000 to Jamestown.
The House Committee on industrial
arts and expositionis decided to re
comend a total a ppropriation of
$1480,000 for the Jamestown Expo
sition. Of this sum $2S5,000 is a
direct appropriation. The exposition
sought a direct appropriation to $1,
For the construction of a pier at
the exposition grounds $400,000 was
approved, and other items were agreed
uion as follows:
Government buildings, $230,000;
government exhibits, $200,000; ren
dezvous for army and naval officers,
$S000; rendezvous for enlisted men.
$100000; transpor'tationi for soldiers
and arms. $100.000; for an exhibit of
nego development, $100.000.
The proposed appropriation of $40,
000 sought for building a pier at
Jamestown Island and improving the
islands was referred to a sub-commit
tee, which will' investigate what
rights the government will have on
the island, which is owned chiefly
by private patrties. In ('ase thle gov
eriment can improve the island on
satisa'tory terms. this appropriation
d Ioutess will be agreed upon01.
Pass Fortification Bill.
r. Spoone'r concluded hiis speech
n the Senate on the railr'oad rate bill
aad t he tort ificatIions approipriation
bill was takeii up andi passed. The
bill nrries; and apapropriation of
$125.000 for the crer'iin of a powder
uafactrv andi Mr. D)aniel spoke
at lengt h ini support ot the provision.
He declaredl that the niation was en
irelv at thle merey'(' of a "powder
r~st '' anid li-rgedN that the amiendnmenit
sh~uldl be adophted as a sat'eguard't. As
pssedl the hill cairries aii appr'opria
iot of $5.27S.99:;.
Mr. Tillman also spoke on thle rate
ll. suggzesting that thle inter'Etate
cmmerhlce't '011 comm ii shiould have an
tho'ity to enjoin the railiroads firomn
in'easitg their rates, lie said the
suggestioni had ben made by a "corn
field lawyer'' in Oklahoma.
Third Recent Jail Delivery.
Dawsotn. Ga.. Special.-For thle
hird time in lie past few monathis,
aw~son hail a jii del ivery Thturs
ia iight. F'letchier M\urphy. imranik
('lark andi Ebier Brtowtn. nlegroes get
ttin their freedomi. (lirk, au onle-arm
ed nr.io. was chargedZ~u withI assault
:n it ttenpt toi murder Wi . Hi. ( ohh1.
TDawson mler'chantt. ai few weeks
:u. ShieritY Oxford has offered $25
rewrd achfor the capllture of the
TO THE LABOR MEN
President Roosevelt Gives z
VIEWS ON ALLEGED GRIVANCES
Committee Composed of 100 Merabers
of American Federation of Labor's
Executive Council and Representa
tives of Nearly All Important La
bor Organizations Present Memorial
and Receive Detailed Response
Decent Treatment for Exempt Chi
nese No Ground For Scare-De
mand for 8-Hour Day on Panama
W\ashingtlin. Sitieial. Pn-Pidtett
RooSevelt reeil :ta ar.e 1 b!y , 11he
represeitativi's of Il*r;anizIe labor at
the White Ilouse and talki t I t.he:n
abolit Iheir tlrgeiti rellUst for ille en
actinellt til labor lili:tslirtt nw )j peii
ilig before ('olig-ess.
Samulel Golpers. presilt'lt. illii
Frantk Morrison. seerelarv. of tho
Anerivan Federatio Ilof 1.albrt. heil
edI the deleratitin. which- contsiste, of
aboti :1 lilli-Iel weiill)rs f Ithex
eetitt- ,onll ,f the Akmerialn Fe
erati(m! oif La.bor andii oiicials of pla
tieoliy all the importnt labir\n
Seretarv Miolrisoll retl to ihe
PresidteIt a mIlellorial of thet! exectilive
coutillil of lie Aalerieall Fdera iton,
ur-in11 a'*tiol'! oil the 1:ari'.ut demands
for leislaion being Iiade by tilt -
ganized labor interests of tIle coilitIy.
T1he nillorial dwel t partiieilarly 4il
the eigit-lion r law ind its enlree
lf:i11iI of goverlmtIel wor k. inl Ilg
the l'anamna ('anal: and the iuini.ra
tion laws. espeeially the ('hinese ex
elusionl laws. President Roose(-lt re
plied inl :n extended atddre-s. ThI1e
ANTI-I N. 'N( 'T ION i ILLA STlTNG
. lr. ;ornpers: -It* ytur 1)I body ob.
ject s to the passagt of the proposvil
allti-iljinttioi i 1ill, I 1:.ve Ino l i li -
tiotlt t1iat Vtll c al stop it. fir tilte is
not a capital ist eenleel'led whvo. sinllipy
as cpitalst, is nlot agaillst it. Ithough
I be-liteve tat ai goodt ly wnniber of:
capitlist al ' a e-eLr.1I'ler 'wil" are
concerned primarily - as citizenis favor
it. The lav: was worked alii sibstani
tially whiljt ed iIto its prtltst1I shape
at a 11umb,1wr 4)f eotnt'eriiens bet v-ei
rlpr(eeiliv11 . es 4)f the railroad orl:n:
izationl. Ili the De-partol-i o J
tire. :1114 of the P11 rea . f ('.ralrl
tiol. wiI i lle. It gae as far as I
rDer'sonally thinlk it -;inld go.f in Ilimit
li, . lit I it lt t ithertt I Veen
adiVatnced whlich make mie thlink it
shtonl :o urther. I dot not4 believe it
has alny chaine of* passilig beause
baitses oft ( tllress against- thle at
tiltne hI' tile a:llltiillistratittti inl golii
so tar as wve have gonie: andt if yol
titlk It is noit tar enotugl:. why. Vytt
will have no earthly diflicutlty in kill
ing the bill. Ptersonally, [ think the
protptse(l law a most adtilrable one,1
andl I very sincerely wish it wyotthl be
HAS ECNJOINED:I ONLY ('APIT.AL
'As fotr thle right of intjunct ion, it i
absoltutely necessary to have this
power lodgred in the courts. though
of courtse any abuse of the power is
stgongly to he reprobated. During the
four and a Ihal f years that 1 have been
President. I do n1t remember an in
stanee where the government has
invoked the right ot injunct ion
againlst a combination of laborers.
We have invoked it certainily a score
of times against combinations of cap-l)
ital: 1 think possibly oftener. Thus.
though we have secured~t the issutance
of inljuntctions1 ini a number of eas~es
against capitalhistic 'omb~linat ions. it
has happened itat we have never
tred to secure an itnjunictiotn against
a cotnnisop of labor. But tunder
Staind me. gentlemen: if I ever
t hought it necessary, if ever~ 1 though tt
a cominbiation of laborers were dloing
wr-ong. I wotuld apply for an ill jutte
tion against thema just as quaick as
againlst so) manyv capitalists.''
Referringz to its legislative referen
ees. the Presitdent said thI wo uhIl not
receive thle pet it ion! bitt ftor its aft'eet -
(-it icismn of his si-.nting ie Panama~
catnal apIpropriationl bill cotainting- thei
prvisiona tor nonul-applea.t ion itf t he
iaaht-hout~r law. thet Prtesidetut said thint
if their statemiet meat that 1no iip
ptrt.iity was giveni tar a lhearUig be
tort- him. that staitement is not tin ae
cordlance withi the facts. ie saivs
there was nii regniest lto hint for at
learlag. Ele aliinonai eethis emi~diat ii
belitet in thle eight-htour liw "fv ourt tn
owni peoplle ini onrv owii .ottiry.' bit
tat all tightI-lintr Iaw xxor t ie antta
ma c aal "is: an a1bsnrdityx." as thbe
condiitioins of labtor are so different.
The Prtesidient saidl that "w eare' driv
ent tot extrtemnet ies im the effort tto wt
any kind otf laboat a ll' ini Pananm
anad that thIe government is workuin
chit. Iy with Itnegrot labr fromt!) thbe
\est Inidies. aind be jcommpetltetitnti
teiloi habit ital tlrtppit. n it rtunt *ir
-You hamttpir Ie"h said. "in the
effort ti gtet fotr you whla t I tink~
viti lttghlt to have inl cecettiton withI
te eightt-hou ll awx when1' youi mtki a
rentest t hat is11 idefenisible. anil to
~rantI such! would meani intdetin ite d1e
lay and itnjury tio the woruk ii the
--.s toi the violat ions of tile e-iht
Ior law. rh~. 3Morrison. cotulil yii
give mer ni spetilications-15? At yVour
earl ies:in ovtieiee iaielyIt-ht
of xi hlat itts of: the eight-hoiur Jaw.
\letre I have~ 1,('wer. I wil see that
the latw is obeyed. .\ll I ask i- that1
you: aire liig the tra!'e. Iwltk
iithe til. iandt it t hey pro ve to be
sust a ined by t he fac-ts. I shall se~e that
timt En\V 1 ellftreecl.
DARING BANK ROBBtRY
One of the Most Daring Jobs on
Record Performed by Twenty Rus
sian Cracksmen--The Credit Mu
tual, One of the Largest Banks in
Moscow. Plundcrcd at Dusk.
Moscw. y C:ble--The Credit
111 ua . III 4d lit' li~ s ai, ~
M oow. w;a: myt eri sav robbed by
am !sed ..n at dunsk Tues.day niht
the rbb)ers seuring s4:2.5(100. It wias
anl extreruely daring job. The acts
.1 r1elady developed ii.S! the question
that the robbiery was committed by
or under the tirection of some one
at present or previously employed in
I te isiititttil-n. The bank is situated
in I!inka street. in the heart of the
A Negro Arested For Horse Steal
Creenville. Specia!.--The arrest of
a nlotoriouS negro namied Will Gam
meli will possibly put an end to the
numerous horse stealinus that have
oInIed iii Greenville reenlitly. In
three weeks ei.ht hlorses and muiles
have been stolen in the business cen
tre of the city. The arrest was made
by a plain clothes man, and it is
said that (ammell has coifessed to
being responsible for al ight t hefts.
lIe has alo. implicated John C arte
anid two other ne-roes. Carter has
also been arrested. All the negroes
entioned are kmov by the potre 's
a bad lot.
Heavy Loss to Texas Fruit Growers.
Houston. Tex.. Special.-The cold
wave which prevailed over Texas on
Tuesday night was one of the most
Severe Oer known at this time of the
vear. Freezing temperatures e'tend
eld far down the coast. and consid
erable damage v.as done to vegeta
bles and strawberries. In east and
northeast Texas. the orehardists made
efforts to save their peach crop. but
to little avail, and from reports now
it hand. it is estimated that the crop
is damaged at least 50 per cent., in
rouid figires. euialling a million dol
lars. The weather continues cold and
antlier liea.'.vy frost is feared.
Track Boss Killed.
Knoxville, Tenn.. Special.-Reuben
Bird. aged 26. wititie. employed as a
track boss on the Louisville & Nash
rille Railroad work fifteen miles from
this eitv, was shot and fatally wound
.d h 'negroes ot is working gang
who refused to go to work. Two bul
ts entered his body, in the right
de' and the other in the abdomen
Bird wais hurried to a hospital in this
ity. where he died within 15 minutes
after he hand enter9(d. Several suts
pets were arrested by memblers of
.hriti' pIosse, butt no)ne proved to
be :he right parties.
Killed His Divorced Wife.
MIemphis. Tenn.. Special.-Leon
(rft, a night watchmnan. shot and
moria Il wounded his divorced wife.
irs. Lena (Croft. late M1onday night
ni the residence of his brother-in-hi"
. I.. Nurray and then committed
uicide. Cr-oft had called to see his
itt le dlaughter. Mrs. Croft (1ied at
he city hospital Tuesday.
Clubbed Seven to Death.
FEristol. Tenn.. Special.-Informa
tion received here from Marion. N.
2.. is to the effeet that in a Iight be
twe'n a foreman and Italian hiaborers
>n the- South & Western Rtailroad,
he foreman, in defending himself,
lubed seven of the men to death
vith a crowbar.
The legal 'ontest for thle fortune of
Mrs. Margaret Todd. whio was found
lead along ihe Reading~ Railroad
tracks in Philadelphia. began in New
Wiltresses in Lthe complaint against
ertain railroads for rate discrimina
tion told about the methods employed
y the Standard Oil C'ompanmy to kill
Mirs. Geomrgie 0. CarPr. of Lourtoun
otuty, Virg~iiai. Sued(' lher husband,
William Carr. a promuinent WXashingr
onin. for divorce allie.ing infidelity.
The Virgrinia Legislature met and
dourned after doing little business.
overnor Swanson auppoint ed ai n1ium
e of ofileiais.
Louis De Lange. a writer of
plays, was found dead1 in his room in
New York with his throat '.ut. anid it
is belevedj he was murdered.
The hunt of the Wicklifik bandl of
>t laws continnes, anid later reports
huow that only one deputy wvas killed
mutrigt last Sunday.
Judge Altoni B. Parker delivered an
address at Jackson. Miss., to the Leg
slature on . Democr2 cy.''
A Chicago pape. says JIohn Alexan
tier Dowie and Mrs. Dowvie have part
Friends of Senator Depew. who is
in selusion somewhere itn Newv York
State. say lbe is wvasting away.
The latest figures give total um
ber of victims of the French mine
disaster as -1.212.
It is said thuat the oflieers of a
~uards regiment at St. Petersburg re
ignedl in a body rather than go to
the Baltic provncees to take part ~in
Another railroad strike is threaten
Five persouns were killed in a con
ie between two religions sects neat
.odz. Russiar. Poland.
Countess de ( astellane has formally
requested permission to chanige her
application for a separation to one for
ist divor.e from her husband.
Entire Country feels the force
of Equinoctial Weather
RAIN, WIND, SNOW AND COL
All of the United States Last of the
Mississippi in Grasp of a Stcrm,
With Heavy Rains in the South
and Snows in the North, and Un
seasonably Low Temperatures in
Washington. Special.-Thc whole
of the country east of the Mississippi
river. according to reports to the
Weatner Bu reau. is experiencing ef
fects of the prevailing storm, with
temperatures below the average for
this time of the year. There have
been heavy rains in the South and
snow in the North. The storm began
Sunday night in the South and ex
tended into New England. New York.
and the lower Lake region and the
upper Ohio valley, where the rain
turned into snow. The rivers in the
States of Mississippi. Alabama, Geor
gia and the Carolinas are bank-full
and stages above the danger line are
expected to-morrow in a majority of
the big waterways.
The storm is expected to pass down
the St. Lawrence valley during the
next 24 hours.
Montgomery. Ala., Special.-Owing
to incessant rairs, the Coosa, Talla
poo.sa and Alabama rivers are on a
rise, and tile predictions ,re that the
waters will go over thle danger line at
Wetumpka. Montgomery and Selma.
Owing to warnings. it is believed that
comparatively small damages will re
Railroad traffic has been disarrang
ed by washouts. and at Oxmoor, on
the Louisville & Nashville Railroads,
100 feet of trestle are reported wash
ed away. At Bletsher Monday morn
ing a freight engine of the Mobile &
Ohio was overturned because of the
weakening of.the roadbed by water.
State Commissioner of Azriculture
R. R. Poole said Monday that crops
in Alabama are at least two weeks
behind as a result of the heavy rains.
Meridian. Miss.. Special.-During
the past 24 hours Meridian and vicin
ity has experienced the heaviest rain
fall in many years, the total for the
period beinl 5.78 inches, at Shubuta
it reached 5.50 inches and at Enter
prise 7.54 inches. Sowashee Creek
bounding the city on the south, is a
raging torrent and spread half a mile
beyond its banks. Stock and cattle
are reported as drowned in several
places, and fences and outhouses are
washed away. No lives are reported
lost as yet.
Partial Tie-up in New York.
ew York, Special.-Six inches of
snw fell here Monday and for a
time interfered seriously with the ser
vice on all surface roads. The sub
way Monday night was taxed more
severely than at any time since the
tunnel was opened. The snow storm
of last Thursday had left most of the
down town streets in bad condition
and the added fall made heavy truck
ing an impossibility. Only a few of
the more important thoroughfares had
been cleared when Monday's storm
set in. Monday night it was raining
hard, with fair and colder weather
Suit Against Observer.
Charlotte, Special.-The suit of Dr.
A. J. McKelway for $50,000 damages
for libel was called in the superior
court here Monday. The case was
made tip by counsel and given to the
jury. The defendant was adjudged
guilty and fined one penny and each
party to pay his own costs.
Formorsa Earthquake Deadly.
London. By Cable-The Daily Tele
praph 's Tokio correspondent. tele
graphing concerning the earthquake
Saturday morning in the vicinity of
Kagi. I'sland of Formosa, says the
railway lines were twisted. telegraph
poles thrown down and houses des
troyed. The correspohdent says that
The Nichi Shimbun states that theC
causualties exceed 100 and that The
Jiji Shimpo places them as high as
800. An oficeial dispatch, lie adds,
reports 60 deaths and many more
persons injured and 200 houses des
Sociaist Meetings Pass Off Quietly.
Berlin. By Cable.-One hundred
and four Socialist meetings which
were held in Berlin and its suburbs -Th
outbreaks of 1S4S-40, and to protest
aainst the thiree-class suffrage sys
temn of Prussia, passed off with com
plete quiet. The meetings were ad
dressed by Herr Bebel. leader of the
Socialists in the Reichstag, Herr
B~ernstin and other memibers of the
Reicstag, and several women Social
Strychnine Found in Dead Womna's
Fitzgerald. Specia!.-The State
chemist, who made a chemical anay
sis of the stomach of Mrs. Reason
Handley. states that lie found strych
nine, and this is supposed to have
caused her death. Reason Handley
is held in the Irwinsville jail on the
charge of murder of his wife and will
be tried at the coming term of court.
Alabama Fruit Crop as Yet Unin
Mont gomecry. Ala.. Speiak-Spe
cciai to The Adevrtiser from towns
in the northern part of the State say
that so far no material damage hias
been dlone the fruit crop, although at
sone points the thermomneter regis
tered as low as 30o degriees. It is
feared, however, that injury will be
done as the predictions were for cold