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A THOUGHTFUL TALK
President Roosevelt Speaks to
TliE!R NEW CAPITQL DEDICATED
Cost of Ccnstruction and Interior De
coration w3s $13,000,000. Building
Ccvers Two Acres, Has 481 Rooms
and More rloor Space Than Nation
Harrisburg, Pa., Specia.-The new
.apitol dedicated is one of the most
beantiful and imposing buildings in
the United States, not only in archi
leeure but in interior decorations and
funishings. Thus far the building
a41d furnishings represent the expen
liture of $13,000,000. The building
is Roman-Corinthian in general de
sig'n. faced with Barre granite. It
covers a trifle more than two acres
andl conssts of a main building and
t wo wings,- the total length bein
525. and breadth 254 feet. suirmounted
wih a dome rising 292 feet above the
irst floor. The most striking feature
,.-t the exterior is the employiment of
-;2 great granite monoliths. each
wehing 35 tons. The building con
t ains 481 rooms occupied by all the
departments of the State government,
invluding the supreme and superior
<ourts. It contains more floor space
ihan that of the Capitol at Washing
ion. and more than that of the capital
at Albany. The $9,000,000 spnt in
furnishinz the building have beeni
made I he campaign issue by ihe fusioi
4caudidates who are opposed to the Re
The President's Speech.
Tle Pincinai speech at tie dedi
r-alioni I)', the new~ State capitol wvas;
dieliverpd by President Roosevelt. The
I'resident fl icitated Pennsylvania utp
on the tile pvogress she has nade and;
the great men she has produced. .If
ier speaking at some length ipon th*!
powers and duties of the State he ap
pli:d limself for a while to more gen
eral nA;.ters affecting the nation a
large. Among other things the Pros
i do not come here to speak oil\
.&f the past. and still less to appeal
merely ro State pride. We can show
that the past is with us a living
force only by the way in whieii we
handle our.elves in the pre-sent. and
<1*w1h of us cn best show his (e
vo'tion to his own state by yuaking
evidlent his paramotut devotionl to
that. Union which includes all thle
- tate:. The study of the great deeds
of the past is of chief avail in so
far as it ineites us to grapple reso
tiely anid effectively with the prob
Ii ms of the present. We are not
11r menaced by foreign war. Our
Union is firmly established. Blut each
izeneration has its special and( serious
<4ieuiities5: and we of this genera
tion have to struggle with evils spring
ing fronm the very material success
for which we are so proud, from the
very growth and prosperity of which
-with justice we boast. The extraor
4uary~ industrial changes of the last
half century have produced a totally
nz:-w set of conditions, under which
new evik. flourish: and for these nlew
evils new remedies must be devised.
Some of these evils can be grap
pled wit' by private effort only; for
we never can afford t-o forget that in
the last analysis the chief factor in
person2al success, and indeed in niat
ional igreatness, must be the sturdy.
I self-reliant character of the indivi
diial citizen. But many of these
evils are of such a nature that no
private effort can avail against them.
These evils, therefore, must be grap
pled with by governmental action. In
somte cases this grovernmental action
must be exerfcised by the several
States indiividullv. In vet others
it has ibome ine'rensinelv evident
that no edicient State action: is pos
sible. andl what we need thirough (se
--ut ive aWtion. through legislation, and
1hiroug~h ?udicial interpretation and
-onlstruc(ti:mn of law. to increase thc
powVer of the federal gover'nment.
Aftr: showing what has been done
in the past fewyer to help along
the adlvan:-ement of the nation lie
WXe h-:eve aicruall:. acecompoli'ed
uen ( ut wei have not ac'complished
all. norayhin lihe all, that we f'e:l
mtust be' asomxplishxed. We shall not
halt ."': . s; stendily follow the mit h
we lbi ro"' n~rked out, executing the
la ws we h:ave. :ucceeded in putting
upon the stane books wvith absolute
im. riaity* ~* as(' het1 man and miani,
ai un si 'i ou endeavor to
stre.......and suplemenI1Ct thes~ bly
further I v's whch shall enable uts in
mnorte ii-:i4 nt andl more su~mmar~ 1v
fashon J. tohien the enids we hv
o elsn his speech Presnidem
it bhoovs v mer icans to look
ahead and plan out the right kind
of a civilization as that which we ini
tend to develop from these wonderful
new condlitions of vast industrial
growth. It must not be, it shall not
be, the civilization of a mere plutoe
racy. a bankinag heuse, Wall Street
symiicate c'ivilization: nor vet can
the-re be submission to class hatred. to
rncor,:' brutally and' mob violence, for
that ~vnid mean the end of all eivil1
zai:m. Increased poweris are suscep)
tihi,' of abnse as well as use: never
before have the oportunities for .self
ishness been so great, nor the results~
of seitishness so appalling; for in
communities where everything is or
ganized on a merely selfish commer
cial basis, such selfishness, if uin
checked. may transfor the great
forces of the new epoch into powers
of destruction hitherto unequalled.
We need1 to check the forces of
. reed, to insure just treatment alike
of capital and of labor, and of the
general public, to prevent any mian.
rich or poor. from doing or receiving
wroag, whether this wrong be one of
eunning or of violence. Mutch can
be done by wise legislation and by
resolute enforcement of the law. But
still more mnst be done by steady
training of the individual citizen, in
eonscience and ebaracter, until be
-rows to abhor eorruption and greed
and tyrainy and brutality and to prize
justice and fair-dealin.
The men who are to (14 1e wok
of tbe new epoch nust be trained .o
a. to have a sturdy self-respce. a
power of sitrdy inis;Stenwe I'ln their
own rights. and with it a proud and
generous recogiition olf their duties.
a sense of honorable oblization to
their fellows, which will bind them,
as by bands of steel. to refrain in
their daily work at home or in their
business from doing aught to any man
which cannot be blazoned under the
EHU0TH LEAgUE LESSORS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14.
'Vho is My Neighbor, and What of
Hirn?-Luke 10. 29-37.
The sum of obligation to my neigh
bor. Rom. 1:1. S-10.
Setting a good example. 1 Pet. 2.
Behaving wisely. Col. 4. 3. G.
Pray for him. 1 Tim. 2. 1-.
Peae him for his good. Rom.
.ilust not. keep his wa:zcs. or gas
about him. L.ev. 19. 1'. 1(.
yvery man is not only neighbor
but brother to every other man: this
is the glorious democracy of the gos
pel of Jesus Christ. In him thern1 Is
:i--'ther rich nor poor, black nor white.
bonzd nor free, barbarian nor Greek.
What a contrast this to the usual
vicws and practices of men.
If .all men are our neighbors and
brothers. then to them all we have
certa. obligations that can be met
.;nIly by the daily wayside ministry:
only by sacrifice and loving service
in the effort to bring to every neigh
bo- and brother the great blessings
wich we enjoy, for. "Thou shalt
!ove thy neighbor as thyself."
The road from .1crusalem to Jeri
i-ho. full of ravines. cliffs, and cav
c-rns, convenient lurking places for
robbers, was known of old and to this
day is known. as "the bloody way."
t. symbol is it for the world's high
ways along which pilgrims go to the
quiet of the grave. A poor fellow.
..long that gory way somewhere, fell
among thieveso. Priest and Levite
passing sheered away from the naked.
wounded body of the traveler. But
a despised Samaritan succors the un
ftirtinate wayfarer with opulence of
kiindness and purse. "Who, of the
three, is a neighbor to him who fell
among the thieves?" asks the Say
iour. And the proud Jew was com
:elled. perhaps because the service
rei'resented had been rendered to a
Jew, to confess that even a Samaritan
may be one's neighbor. And the
i r clirnches the great argument in
his~ usual practical way by saying.
"Go thou and do likewise." Do as
c~dren in the Reading for Tuesday and
.hat a transformed world this would
rpeedily become: one in which all
men would love all others. none would
'vadie any other's rights and none
would p)ut a stumbling-block in an
at her's way.
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOH NOTES
Who are Foolish, and Who are
No one is wholly foolish or wholly
wise:- but which is the balance and
trend of your life?
The highest wisdom always has re
gard for the future: the dleepest folly
lives only for the present.
We are our br'others' keepers so
far as we can help them, bnut the final
issues of life and decath raust be met
by each soul alone.
Wisdom may be summed up in
three words: "Ready for death.'
The foolish man does not think
himself foolish: if he did, he would
not be a foolish aman.
Wisdom is a slow growth. but to
come in touch with the source of all
wsdlom is the work of an instant.
What the world calls wisdom God
often calls folly: which shall we
There is no betltr way to be'come
wise than by living with wise men:
r foolish. than by living with fool.
No ar-tist is a *:o~od 1..: -
own picture, whose faults le has
wor!ked upon till he ceases to see
them: nor in anv mian a good ob
erver of his own folly.
A writer who would judge his com
position wisely must lay it aside for
atime. So we must stand apart
-rm our immediate lives if we would
estimate our characters.
No cop)y of a copy is good. but we
aways pre fer to go back to the origi
nls. Base yotu' life on Christ, and
nt on even the best of men.
A Cluster of . Quotations.
Thc'gratest of foe's is he who Im
poses ca himself, and thinkts certain
ly he knows that of which he is most
Wisdom is to the mind what health
is to the body.-Rochefoucauld.
True wisdom is to know what is
best worth knowing, and to do what
s best worth doing.-Humphrey..
Alfalfa is a silent, persistent and
effective subsoiler. Under favorable
conditions the roots of alfalfa will
penetrate to a depth of twelve feet
or more, instances being on record
of raots being found more than thirty
feet long. The size of the root varies
with the age oIf the plant, the diameW
orat rhe cro-:.na varying fromi one
half to two and one-half inches. Un
der these conditions it is little won
dri that land should be greatly bene
ntedi by the growth of alfalfa. It is
manifestly suiperior to the subsoil
plow or any other implement which
human effort has devised for' unlock
ng arid bringing within the range of
shallow-rooted plants the virtually in
exhaustible supplies cf plant food
7hich are hidden deep in the bosom
of the earth.-Northwest Pacific
DEATH LIST HEAVY
Many fatalities from Explo
sion in West Virginia
WORK OF RESCUE IS DIFFICULT
Number of Bodies Have Been Locat
ed by Exploring Parties, But Can
not be Brought Up on Account of
the Debris-Three of First Rescue
Party Overcome by Gas, Two Los
ing Their Lives-50 or 60 in Reach
of the Explosion, But Number of
Fatalities Among Them Not Yet
Known-The Death List.
Roanoke, Va.. Speial.-A speeial
from Pocahontas at 11 o'elock Friday
to The Times says:
The work of resenin. bodies from
the West mine has been in progress
since early Wednesday night. The
first rescuing party to go into the mine
was beaded by Superintendent Wil
liam S. Leckie, who took with him
John Odham, W. R1. Talbott and J. J.
Brown. This party had little success.
as three members were overcome with:
gas, Odham and Brown losing theCir
lives. and Talbott being brought out
unconscious. The mine was then
bratticed as the rescuing parties pro
gressed and at 9 o'clock p. m., they
have about reached the place of the
origin of the explosion. The body of
one miner has been recovered ip to
this hour. He is S. B. Cook, who
was within 300 feet of the outside
when found. He was the only survi
vor of the explosion of 1SS4. A nuni
ber of bodies have been located by
the exploring parties, but cannot be
brought to the surface on account
of the debns occasioned by the terri
fie explosion, which in some places has
piled up timbers and dirt to the
height of six feet. Those known to be
dead are: W. C. Kelly, foreman; d.
A. Dancey, G. Radford, H. Green,
Will Davis, John Cumbee, Hall Rich
ards, Samuel B. Cook; colored are Ed.
Ward, John Green, Joy Palmer, Wil
liam Mormian, Lightburn Woody, Ben
Perry; Hungarians are. Paul Valsko,
Bertie Estony, Joe Elash. There are
supposed to have been some 50 or 60
people in this section of the mines
when the explosion or-eurred, but a
great number of them being -miners.
there is no record kept of them, hence
the trouble to state exactly those that
have been killed.
Eight Die in Quaker City.
Philadelphia, S'pecial.-Eight men
were killed and nearly two score of
persons were injured by the explo
sion of illuminating gas in the Mar
ket street subway at Sixth street.
High buildings were shaken by the
force of the explosion and for a
block on either side of the scene of
the explosion nearly every window
was shattered. The street caved iu.
halting trafice and restulting in a sus
pension, of business. Fire followed
the explosion, but it did no damnage
to neighboring buildings. The loss.
is estimated, will exceed $300,000.
First Atlanta Riot Arrest.
Atlanta. Ga., Special.-The first ar
rest in connection with the riot '
Saturday, September 22. whi-h re
sulted in the death of 18 negrroe:
and one white man, was made when
Walter Edmonds, a butcher. was pla
e-d in jail on a grand juryV initmclent
charging mnurdler. Edmonds is charn
edl with, having killed Frank Smith. a
negro messenger, while the latteir wa:
running acro'ss the Forsyth street viai
duct pursuedl by a mob. The police
say they- expect to make other areste
Increase in Chester's Postoltice Re
('hester. S. ('.. Sp eil-.-Thet repor
fl t he audi(ltor of he~ Posto'filee I e
part ment shows that t he reei pis at
the I(Dru postolhee for~ the ytr~ <1
inig April 1st were $9.434.42. an in
irense (of $1,543.65 ovr lhe preceed
igyear. The business of the p)asi six
mnonths shows an increase of $$i00
over the corresponding six months
!ast year-, aind patrons of the local of
fice are congratulating themselves that
next year wvill witnesse the inst a!!a
tion2 of free city delivery-.
A New Association.
Chatt anong. Spxria!. -The iri
St a:e m-edical.oi ~ety dissolve-d a::d a
in-sw m>oeition to be known as t he
S 'other-n Me-dic-al Society was ~oforr
ed. The old organization eniraced
T ennessee. Alabama andI Georgia. T;
men ~Stattes hLs been added Ken
v~k. Mississippi. Floriida and Louis
iaa nd the inteniton is to embrace
!be other Southern States.
Montana Wool Growers.
Helena, Mont.. Special.-Pursuant
to a call issued several weeks ago by
Governor Toole, leading wool growers
of Montana met here for the purpose
o f considering tihe question of product.
The gr-owers hope to devise some plan
to effectively prevent alleged combin
ations on the par-t of buyers. which
this season. it is asserted, deprived
Montana growers of about 3 cents a
oond ourearly 40,000,000 pounds
Fleet of Transports.
tr General Humphrey is exerting all
efforts to assemble a fleet of trans
ports at Newpor-t News. Thirteen
vessels should reach Newport News
in the next few days. It is expected
within a week that practically all
soldiers destined for Cuba and who
are going by way of Newport News
NEW ORLEANS HARD HIT
Cyclonic Disturbances at Least Three
of Them Tornadoes, Rage Around
Crescent City, the Third Striking
the City Squarely, Damaging 800
Buildir gs and Injuring About 50
Persons-Six Killed and Nine Fa
tally Injured in Neighboring Par
ishes--City of Baton Rogue Slight
ly Damaged-List of the Victims.
New Orlez:ms. Special.--This region
was Friday the center or evelonie
disturbauces, at lea'st three of which
were tornadoes. and caused the loss
of six lives. with nine persons fatal
ly injured. About (iylight heavy
storms broke throughout the coun
try within 100 miles west, north and
east of New Orleans. Friday night
reports of sugar cane and cotton
crops blown down or sugar mills de
molished are coming inl from this en
tire section. while damage. includ
ing that doune in New Orleans is
pIeedplaced at over $1.000.000. The
worst tornado was north of New Or
leans, where it devasted portions of
three praishes. Yew O.rleans was
vi-i ed by another torniiado and an
oiher pased northward of Biloxi on
the (ulf coast.
The first tornado struck west of
Baton Rogue parish about 6 o'clock.
killing Mrs. The6. Forest and her
daughter, Mrs. White. Mrs. Forest's
body was found in a field near her
demolished house. Two children in
Mrs. Forest's house were fatally in
jured and five men were injured in
the collapse of a sugar refinery on
the St. Dephine plantation. The. city
of Baton Rogue- was slightly dam
aged. In St. James p1rish one wo
man whose name has not been learn
ed, was killed, while Mrs. H. R.
Webber and daughter and Mrs. John
Meyer, and also a. negro, were report
ed fatally injured. Fifteen buildings
were blown down in this parish. At
Ponchatoula, which the tornado
reached about 7 o 'clock. George
Hawes and son were killed in tli
collapse of their house and the two
other children of Mr. Ha wes were
fatally injured. A dozen other ner
sons were injured there.
Another tornado struck New Or
leans about 8 o'clock. While no lives
were lost here, proprety damage
reached $500.000, and about 50 per
sons were injured. Fully 800 build
ings were damaged. about 75 of
which were blown flat.
Mortorman Suddenly Crazed.
New York, Special.-A street ear
tilled with terrified passengers dashed
across New York at full speed while
the motorman, Leo. Schwartz, sud
denly bereft of reason, stood on the
platform flourishing a heavy control
ling bar and threatening to brain any
one who approached him He was
finally subdued and the car brought to
a stop after a desparate struggle with
half dozen policemen and street rail
way employees, during which several
passengers jumped from the swiftly
moving car and sustained painful
bruises. One of the men who fought
the mad motorman was so badly 'in
jured he had to be taken to the hos
Rocky Mountain Hotel Men,
Denver, Colo., Special-The boni
faces who extend cheer and welcome
to the visiting tourist in Colorado
gathered in Denver for the fifteenth
annual meeting of their organization.
known as the Rocky Mount Hotel
Men's Association. They got together
at the Brown Palace Thursday and
spent the day swapping stories and
incidentally discussing business mat
ters of mutual interest. The mneetinz
wil wind up with a big banqjuet.
Postmasters Meet in St. Louis.
St. Louis. SpecinrL-The naionialI
association of pos:tmiasters of the first
class assemblled in~ St. Loumis arnd be
gan an three days 'li enietionr at l
Hotel Jefesont. More thIan one hrunt
dlred lpostmnast ers anrd assistanti~ pos -
mast ers are in attenan r'e. TIhe busi
nes~s mnaipped out for the' cen tiont
consists largely -of dliscussionis on im
provements of thle posta service in
the~ large ciies.
The Georgia Blection.
Atflanta. Ga.. Spceci-Rehturns fromin
Wednesday's State election inidic t e
that a li;ght vote has been puled over
the Stne The D~emocrat ie ticket.
head-ed by~ Hoke Smith fon Gbovernor,
has5 been elected by the usual mntjority
three beio oposion eO xciiot the
Soc 'iali. hearied byv J. B. Osborne.
Re ns fr4'om the pritmary for thIe
noinati;' on of .judges oft the new rourtt
of \ ri ea"ls will be very lit e oni ie
eount of the large nu mber o! cani
For Texas Development.
Yoakum, Texas, Special.-Public
men. railroad industrial agents arnd
other interested citizens were p~resenlt
here in considerable numbers at the
opening of the big industrial develop
mernt convention. Thre aim of thre
movement is to exploit thne botnidless
resources of this section and to pro
mote imimigrationr and thre induistrtial
development of this region.
Five Passengers Killed.
Troy. N. Y.. Specia l.-Tn a rear-end
collision between ai regular pa;ssenlger
an~d a heavv train of Pullman cars
carrying the Fourteenth United States
Cavalry from Fort Ethan Allen, five
passengers were killed and a score or
more injured, on thne Boston & Maine
road just outside of Troy.
Washington. Special.--The national
association of insurance commission
ers adopted a strong resolution against
the practice of granting rebates aa
OffICER MOB VICTIM
Mobile, Alabama, the Scene of
MCB kCUG IT T0 LYN(N RAPIST
Afte: rein:; A.:d That the Crim
inal They Sought Was Not in the
Prizon, Members of the Mob Storm
the Jail With Telegraph Pole and
Open Fire, Killing Mobile & Ohio
Special Officer Hoyle and Wounding
Mobile. Ala.. Special.-Roy Hoyle,
a speeial officer of the Mobile & Ohio
Railroad, aind one of the most widely
knowi and best liked men in this vi
einity. was fatally shot, and Alder
main Sidner Lvois. ehairman of the
cltv coneil of Mlobile was slightly
woumded in the hand diurilng a tight
at the cout; y jail between deputy
sleriffr: and a crowd of men, deter
mined to canpturv Dick Robinson, a
young negTo. The mob is still hunting
the negro and will lynch him if pos
sible. Tie negro, who. is only 17 years
old. atjacked I1uth. the 12-year-old
dignter of Blonut Sossaman. who
lives abont three miles from here.
The girl was passing a seeluded
spot not far from her home when
she was attacked. Later she was
found lying uncon:seous by the road
side and was taken to her home. De
tectives were placed on the track
of the nf.gro and within three hours
he was catured. He was taken be
fore the Sossamai girl who at oiec
identified him. Deputy Sheriff Fatch
knowui that the life of the negro
whe Lalken by a mob if he brought
hn It) the eitv. cansed him to be
conveved to a station sevc:al miles
up the Mobile & Ohio Railroad. He
was not taken to tie jail at all and
was at least incht miles from the
city wlicn the mob, which determined
to han- him. approached the build
Ginners Report of Cotton Crop.
Census Bulletin Issued Reports 2,044.
426 Bales of Cotton Ginned of This
Ycars Crop. up to September 25th.
Waishingaton. 1). C.. Special.-The
Censas bulletin reports 2,044.42t;
bales of cotton ginned of the present
crop to September- 2-5. counting round
bales as half bales.
Vor the same period last year 2.
255.715 bales were ginned.
Reports By State.
The eesuts ginneing report by sta
tes is as follows: Alabama 2.617;
Arkansas. 1..34f: Florida 194: Geor
ga, .3.55:3 Indian Terriitory. :40;
Kentueky, 1: Louisian. 1.551 Mis
sissippi. 2,657; Missouri 30: North
Coroa. 1.567; ()klahom. 189;
South Carolina. 2.:2; Tennesrsee,
2G4: Texas. 3.871.
Gen. Funston in Command.
Was.hin~gtoni. Special. -Secretary
Taft cabled to the War ]Departm'nt
req'uest ing ha BrigadierGera
Frederick IFunston be de'signat ed to
commrand the American troops in
Cubt and the military secretary im
mediately issued an order to that ef
feet. Formal ordlers were also is
sued to Brigadier G.teeral T. J1. Wint,
commander of the D~epartment of
Missouri, who reached her'' late Tu~es
day night. antd who is to be in charge
oftihe embarkment of~ the expedition
from Newport Newvs. Tile orders
show that the first expedition to Cuba
is to be known as the first expedi
tionary brigade. It is much larger
than an ordinary brigzade. but t l1e
War Department has deided to con
sider it as sucht. General Winit left
Tuesday nighlt for Newport News. It
is not expected he will go to Cuba.
Condition of Crop is 71.6 Per~ Cent.
Washington, ID. C.. Special.-The
Agriculture Department reports the
COdition to September 25 at 71.t.
The condition same date as last
year was 71.2.
The ten year average is t6.7.
By States: \iginie. North and
So' th (Carolina. G; : Georgia and
Ala~he n . G: iF orb h. .4: 3 !sisd
Tle.':., and I n'ib T~: erri ar. *! Ln
Colector Duncan Arrested.
Newbern. N. C.. Special.-Revenue
L'illector Duncan01 is in culstodyi oE t he
sheritt of ('raven count y because he
refusedI to answer qpuestionts put to
him while onl the witness stand by Sc.
!tor Meore in regard to the g!renit
ng of liquror lirense. .Judzre Shaw,
preshling~ ordered.'C that the col'ter be
behzinfrther inlvestigation1 be made
Stock Zxchan. Snspends.
Fit (u1 hin and 'tcj .ompany,.nronitor
of1 aicotto n hnesoc ieshe 11i.!.. :i
The cauise assigned by the mnanagers
s the bad wire serviCe occasioned by
continued rains. While no statemie:iL
is forthcoming re.:arding~ the losses. it
was stated autihoritatively that they
may be able to pay dollar for. doli
ar. Mr. Ferguson s:ays the business
will be .resumedc.
United Irish League of America in
Philadelphia. Penn.. Special.-The
annual conventio'. of the United irish
Lecague of Amerie2 opened with 700
dlerates. Among them are 0O'Dono
'an'Rossa, T. P. O'Connor, leader *f
Ird-and's cause in the English Parlia-.
rent, John Rcdmord and Edward
Bske, members of the English Par
GOV. TAT IS W[LCOMLI
"Long Live the Republic of Cuba" i
Closing Utterance of New Provis
ional Governor Upon Occasion 0
His Formal Assumption of Offic
in Speech Nominally Addressed t
University cf Havana.
l:ivana, By Cable-The presene
of the Seeretary of War of the Unit
ed States in Havana and his assump
tion o(f the Zovernment of Cuba wa
unreservedly anl enthusiastically ap
proved by the highest intellectual, so
cial and business elements of the cap
ital. The scene was enacted in the an
ditorium of the University and th,
audience, in addition to 75 students
who, according to the custop here
graduate at the beginning instead o:
the e!ose of the college year, con
sisted of 700 persons. divided equall:
between men and women.
The welcome accorded to Governo:
Taft and Assistant Secretary o:
State Bacon was unCxpectedly vigor
ous and spontaneous. It began fron
the moment of their arrival and in
the moment of their arrival and in
creased as the Governor uttered sen
timents regarding the American oc
cupation. which found an answering
response in the hearts of all present
Messrs. Taft and Bacon were deel3
impressed and encouraged by the evi
dence that the provisional govern
ment will receive tel best aid of th<
Inl his address to the graduate:
Governor Taft spoke in the most fe
licitous manner of the occasion
AmoIng other things be said:
United States Disinterested.
"It is saddening to me to be call.
ed to Cuba and st.il sadder to Presi.
dent Roosevelt. who isso identitled
with her liberation that we are her(
at the time of a si umble in Cuba 't
progress toward popular government
but it has aiveti us an opplrtunitv
to assure you ill the namne of the Pres.
ident andl the American people inal
we are here only to help you. With
our arm under your arm we are lift.
ilg you up a:tain on the path of tha:
wondernl progress yon have travel
ed. We shl*:il. I am eonident, be ah
to point witn priie to the fact tia
the United States is not an exploit
!ng nation but that she has such deel
sy mpathy with the progress of popu.
!ar governnent as i1 be willing to ex
pend her blood and treasure in inak
ing the spread of eh government it
the world suevessii.
White House Tenanted Again.
Wash ington1. Special. - Presiden
and Mrs. Roosevelt andr three of th<
ehildren, Miss Ethel and Archie ant
Quentin. returned to Washington a
4.20 o'clock Mondar afternoon fron
their summer home at Oyster Bav. L
T., where t hey hiave spent the pp
thr1ee mounhs. The P'resident looke<
the piure ot hedlhh as he steppei
from the train and cordially greete<
a number of acquainta noes who wven
awaiting his arrival. He and Mrs
Roosevelt entered their earriage ani
were dtriven to the White House. The
President and his party occupied a
special ear which had been attachei
to the regular Penxnsvlvania Railroai
train from New York. In addition tr
his family those with him inclu~de(
the wife of Seeretary Loeb and lbe in.
.fant <-ilid. Mr. and Mrs. Cliffori
Richardson, of New York. intimate
friends of the President and Mrs
Roosevelt. and who are to he gnests
at the White House. and M. C. Latta
the assistant secretary to the Presi.
dent ,and several of thI White Houe
Federal Authorities Hold Georgh
Newport News. Va.. Special.--Unir
ed States Commissioner A. C. Garret
held for the Federal grand jury Fre<
Bucks, the prisoner who was brough
up on the cruiser Columbia from Cun
ba. Bucks stabbed A. G. Guaniana
mco last May. Since that time he ha
been contIined on board the monitot
Amphitrite. The prisoner and thret
witnesses, two West Indian ne-zroes
and a government habhorer. we.-eik
to Richmond hy Deruy Mash
West.. Boe!ks is a Georgia negro.
Preparations at Newport News fot
Newport News. Va.. Specia.-Prep
arations for handling troops going t<
C'uba :are being comnpleted heore. Th<
governmnent has leased 20 Gaeres o,
lard oni the riVer abovo the cityv as:
afo the~ couissary depot am
e'nean nimen t. A cont jrac: has beer
let to (rant & Co.. of lumber to h<
nsed in the contsruet ion of ware
houses and (orramis.
$175,000 Railroad Shop Fire at At
Atlanta. Ga.. Special.-Fire starte<
Monday night at 9 o'clock in the rea
of a wood shop of the Western & At
lantie Railroad. and made such rapii
p rogress that before it was ex
tinguished the entire rerpair and pain
shops. rouind-hou:se and 1S enginte
th~ceri- were destroy:ed. The total los
is estimated at $175.000. The fir
wats en used by a spark from a palss
Ground to Death in Stgar Cane Mi'
Greenville, S. C., Special.-A ilttl
daughter of Mr. P. E. Reid. living a
Ebernezer this county, met a tragi
death by being crushed in a sara
cane mill. The chiid was playin
around the mill when she was caud~
hv the beam and before the mill couil
be stopped, she was horribly crushct
IROOP TRAIN IN W E
Fatal Rear End Collision on the
B. & M. at Lansingburg.
Speci~al Carry'n.- 1e Ata rmy Sol-7
diers ln3sbe into PaSsenwer Kx
Signalily thi. eagineer &O .xop. a spec
ial irain on the Boston and Maine
- Railroad. bearing men and horses of
- the Second Sq on, Fifteenth
United Siates Cavalry on their way
from Fort Ethan Allen to Cuba,
crashed into the Boston Express.
The meeting of the trains took place
at the Lansingburg station, just
north of Tro.y. Five persons were
killed and fourteen others were ia
Two of the three Pullman cars at
the end of the express train, which
was standing on the track 100 yards
from the fatal curve waiting for the
northbound express to pass, were
The last car was hurled down a
thirty-foot embankment. All those
killed were occupants of this car.
Thirty others were in this car. The
Pullman next to it was toppled over
into the bank next to the track, while
the third Pullman, the five coaches
and two baggage cars of the train re
mained on the track.
The dead: F. L. .Block, a wealthy
merchant of Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. J. W.
Dacey. Arlington, Mass, married one
day; Mrs. H. S. Poole, Concord, N.
H., an actress of the "Silver King"
company, and known on the stage as
Miss Howard; Mrs. Wallace E. Shaw,
Bath. Me.; Mrs. George D. Stevens,
The wreck occurred at a point
where the grade is one of the steep
est on the road. The passenger
train consisted of a baggage car.
smoker, day car and two parlor cars.
There is a sharp curve a short dis
tance away and the puffing of a loco
motive just around the curve was the
first intimation of the approaching
"special" which came thundering
along with eighteen cars on the steep
grade. A second later it crashed
into the rear end of the passenger
train, smashing the two Pullman cars
Many of the passengers had left
the train when it stopped and were
walking up and down the track when
the crash came. To this some of
them probably owe their lives.
The troopers performed heroic ser
vice. In the absence of the police,
who were all in their annual parade,
Lieutenant-Colonel Hardie in com
mand of the cavalrymen, took com
plete charge and established a cor
don of pickets around the wreck.
His men were impressed into ser
vice, taking out the dead and in
jured from the wreck and carrying
them to places of safety. The troop
ers acted as ambirlance men and as
sisted in carrying the injured to the
hospitals. None of the soldiers was
injured. Their train was taken hack
to Melrose, where the troopers
camped that night.
The death of Mrs. Dacey was one
of peculiar sadness, for she and her
husband -were married the night be
fore at Arlington and were on their
honeymcon, with New York as the
objective point. Engineet Holloran
says he saw a man and woman stand
ing on the rear end of the Pullman
car just before he jumped -from his
engine.' The facts prove that this
couple were Mr. and Mrs. Dacey. Mr.
Dacey was slightly injured. He was
one of the first to find his bride's
body, and it is said that she breathed
her last in his arms.
PEAD WIFE SAT AWAITING H~I.
Husband Stoops to Kiss Her, Only
to Find Her Dead.
Newport, R. .-Mrs. John 3. Sul
livan was twenty-seven years old. On,
his way home from a hard day's
work, her husband bought a birth
day gift for her. She was seated on
the stoop of their little home.
"Here's a little present for your
bir thd ay, Ma ggie,'' said he. as .he as
cended the stoop. "It's only a trifle,
but you kn~oy:'. dear"
H~e bent to kiss her. To his sur
prise she was unresponsive. Fright
ened, he tr'ied.to rouse her. and to his
horror found she was dead. Heart
disease h ad been' fatal.
TWO THOUSAND VOLTS FATAL.
[ngineer Stricken While Showing
New Emdploye About.
Wilmington. Del.-I-Howard Abbott,
aged twenty-eight, an engineer of the
W\ilmington City Electric Company,
w.hile explaining the operation of
switchesi to a new employe, was ee
trioented. :1000 volts passing through
his body. He showe-! signs of life
afterward, but efforts to revive him
iIU.LLS G ENE1RAL AT COURlT.
.Xasn Shot Down While Attempt
ing Second Murder.
Askabad. Russia.-During the trial
c2 the second section of the troops
who mutinied here in Junne anx un
known man entered tihe court room
and killed the Jiudge Advcocate, Cen
eral Kinktevich, and attempted ,.o
shoot the president of the court. Gen
eral Ushakoffsky. The assassin was
siot down by an oficeer.
Discuss Cuba's Anne';ation. -
Talk in favor of annexing Cuba to
the United States is rife in Havana.
Refuses Burglar's Release Money.
John Wipf, a truck farmer living
a few miles west of Omaha, Neb., re
fused an offer of $2000 to release
from custody John Smith, a burglar,
whom he had caught robbing his
Palma Songht Intervention.
-Secretary Root published corres
pondence to show that Palma sought
intervention in Cuba as early as Sep
,tember 14, and that the Government
fmnally was forced to act.
Governor Hoch, of Kansas, Is for
Roosevelt in 1908.
Russell Sa;;e, like most misers, had
a lot of proprtyQ tucked away ou of
sight th'at is .iust co~ming to light.
T'homas W. Law'on, of Bostor. nas
abaendoned business comnpletely since
the deathb of ihis w;ife, a~nd has re