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?I L. C. HAYNS, President
? ; FRANK G. FORD, Cashier.
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; ? Surplus and Profits. 150,000
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'. K?GEFIELfl, Si g jj|gi>NJBSPA?, JANUARY 30,1507.
Meeting cf Fn^ifie^l Negroes
Held in Coombia, S. C.
ADDRESS BY B. T. WASHINGTON
- Plaident- :?Qtt% Tuskegee . j In^itute
Spoaks in. Afternoon at Allen tJni
versify, Negro Institution and at
Niffht at Columbia Theatre, Ad
dressing Large Audience, including
'Several'Prominent White Citzens
'? . andi va Number of Negrbi leaders
Prom South .Carolina: and1 Other j
ft : -?taW . r P V : V?
Wi ! - . ? ? . .-: iili . ;.
Colombia, 'S: C., Special.-Booker
-.; T.^ashiiigtpn, president.....0%. the
* Tuskegee'; Institute, '- ' addressed" ! the
fi?s? negro.- race t. conference .iever."held
bf'-South ^Carolina. ;
Washington spoke iii the after
noon at Allen university, .a negro .in-,
' i?jjgjtff?^ ^b*%tyVMv3.".a*:;h@t}ft\^
dressed"a hjige audience ai ti?e Coy,
lumhift Theatre. ;The^ first floor of.
the' house' was '?eserved foi' white
. people. Seated? on . the . stage were
several prominent ,whit? ?'citizeiis/Jto^^j
gether w?fh a large^humbor ?b^>;
leaders frohi this and other States'." .
.Washington, af ter-r - praising--tke
work iof, Rev. Rioharcl. Carrol?, the
- . moving spirit of the. conference,. said
that the ?olding of this conference in
South Carolina was, in his opiiiiori,
, , evidence that the friendly feeling ho
?!??tween the nwes was steadily grow
ing! Washington s?id ' in part : j
"I was born here in the South, my
' early boyhood was spent in- slavery
here; in the South and there is no
?pot on earth so dear to me as the
BO? of "our Southern. States, where
we, of both races for so many years
. haye Jived; andVteiled. . -X .Vi
gilliam E: Gonzales, editdryof The
N State, spoke to the conference at
the noon session, expressing .gratifi
. cation , at-the meeting'.being , held-in
Columbia. Observance of law hy
both races was the surest .guarantee
of. harmony in th? South': ) -It; is' tire
province of'white leaders to impress
the necessity of the laws' observance
?on'the whites, and of the negro lead
ers to teach their race-the vital im
portance of being law-abiding.
x?laces- to Eemain Together, :
" - -"We'of- both races are to live here
in the South side'.by side for .-all
" " time, no matter what ''the;.ries, may
be -advanced and emphasized. This
' tb"any sensible man is seems to me,
" '? . k" " tb?- fact " which ' we must >. face.'
'.SiU'ce'.we arc to remain together, "the
^ ^estijin^.'which; we should ^constantly;
"consider rs how can .we do it in
''^peace^ in harmony, and in a^way^that \
each race. w^V-serve^ the best inter
- : ; > ests^oi' the other'; in a way- that : each
race will. be. made more"> happy,-?m?r?
prosperous because of tho presence
.of,..st??D,/ qt?er.It .is. the extreme, of-j
lollyr-jitti^^ for ii;iy>in*4
^g^sn^^co'urse .winch will encpiixage
ri - ^racial :. strife Vwhen two :. peoples - .are
to remain together for ?|t time.
"I.- was glad to'rse?-. that ' a -jbrave,^
strong' whit.e'Jman from- jf?ssfeijipm a;;
- few days - ago- at rtte-:So*her?f%)t
. JSM; Cojjy.entip.u..he}d in Bixm.mgh^m
. stood lip-and ??ia'tbiat he/had' gpt
||i?n fcrthe pojnt w?er? be was stired
| Qof '-'hearing the:. ? .negro continually
abused. That opinion representsjthe
attitude of,, thousands of our best
j Souttar^white people!.' : %
" The ' negro'-, race^ is given a free
opporlun^tryVto tenter, the.'educational'
i.and professional field and can siio
. .' ceed as many are doing in the ? city
i bl -Columbia. rr Vv A % -. -
~ "But we must not rest "satisfied
; with what we have, achieved in the
past 1 want to. emphasize with.you,
. to-night.- a: 'few; matters that :directlyi
' concern, our futrure in this communi
^ ty, and throughout'the State. In the
. 'first place, we must face the: fact" that'
I considerable criticism -is; constantly
brought against.'us.', as ? ipeoj?e, "be
. cause it is said that 'the negro is
uot reliable, as a laborer.', The lead
ers and teachers of our people "must |
' see tO; it; that there is a change in
this; respect.- : ~:. ' \ z""?~''
"No s?ctioh of the :South is more
interested from,, a financial point of
view in the success of the negro than
. ia, true. of- this State. .-..In, the firsj;
place, it ;' is tremendouslj' important
?rth'at the ia?gfo be happy/ that^ peace
' exist between the races, because
> there , can be no satisfactory labor
when the- white -man and, the black
man*" are" at. daggers' pomts. -, :Jhe
^moye the laborer is "satisfied, -the' bet*"]
ter service will he render.
'/I have referred to the subject of
making negro lagorr ;areliabl,e. "> One^
way to do-it "(and that is what the'j
Tuskegee Institute has been driving ;
at among other things) in: the 'firs?
placet fe HO], teact the negro Raboter
the dignity of Tabor. --- - - - -,
"I am glad to. see that in South
Carolina these lessons are .being in
stilled into our people. There;isyiot
a white family, in , South Carolina; j
that sh'i?dd"-iiot- be vitally interested j
in the improvement of then egro
..womtan-especially in (the improve
ment pi! the negro nurse.;'_s
' "Right here in Columbia there j
should vbe a, large central train
ing school for the training of.?orr?es
tic serirants. Such a school should
be ib ^yery laige city in the South.
We_^i?d--.;?&rjB?s?h -the.tj?achers- for
these communities. , ;
"The food t*at>:gdes7--'irr?a' the
bodies of the majority hf the. white
families in South Carqlin-i is pre
pared and served three times a day
. by the hands of the negro women.
It is njigbty: important that the wo-1
man ' who prepares and serves the j
food ^which is to make blood and
bones Vand -?flesbr and : brant^ ?fori the.
wBit? peopjle, as well aa-membefsjof
her own race, be just a's inf?llig?nt,
skilled and consecientious as possi
ble." - ? . . . *'
. Thep^lore 'P^ ??honts jrflsjgied ? th?
ebairmibshp of lhe Panama^ Canal,
r?rumisidos, ta take charge of tho
.?3]Eoni'.?y?n ilie?t- railway }nti>
pli in New 7A
GENERAL ALGER IS Dp
Suffered-.Acute. Attach of Oedema of
"Lungs'" af 8 O'Clbck'and Esp jed at.
8:45-Wednesday He Appeared ia
Usual. Health and Transacted Con
siderable Business at War Depart-"
"Wa?Mnt?n, Speciali^fTJnit?d States.
Senate* Bussell A; Alger; of Michi
gan,1 ^ied .sudd?hly ?t his r?sidenc?
in this-?ity;-at 8:45 o'clo?k Thursday
morning, - following aii ?cute attack
Df oedema pf the - lungs with which
he was'stricken shortly- after; 8
.>'clock. Although Senator Alger had
not peen in good ;h?alth for some
1 time, his death .wH's^uhexpectecl: -Th?
Senator '?-.at .hight j was ' apparently
fin hisfusual h??ithV: "Duritig thej day
'tie.' transactedyojiskl?r?bi? business
and was at the ""War Department' up
tb ablate hoar. At the bedsid? when
?ie passed^a.way.Avare?.Mr?i Alger, and
their sou," Capt". ? ?E ? Mi Alger, j and
wife?..'. j:- - - ; . -1
Senator" Algert Itended'the session
of the Senate Tuesday .and remain^
?ed; in the chamber"^intil .about 4
^cl&fe' ?ltetenfeg. ?i$&u%?-&Sx??6' on
-The news;pf'the^d??lh' was ?T ?nee
communicated1 to President Roose-.
velt "and Vice President Fairbanks.
\ Senator . Alger.- is^suryiyed^'b'y* his
widow and five childrei? j?sjifoll?ws :
Mrs. Charies'B. ""P'i'keJ ' of "Chicago,
William E. Bailey, of Harisburg, Pa.;
Russ?li-A. Alger, Jr., of Detroit, who
is now in Florida, and Captain F.
Although entitled by.army r?gula
tions to . a funeral escort composed
.of one regiment , of infantry,; two
troops of cavalry and a battery of
field artillery; the family of G?nerai
Alger has decided that the ^escort
here-' shall -be- ?onfiend to a squadron
of cavalry. In Detroit the troops at
Fort ;.Wayne will furnish the escort.
. r W^enft^e-Pr?j?ideut was informed
'of\SCT?ipr:-A1ger;7s death he addressed
a note , of condolence to Mrs./Alger
and accompanied it with a floral of
The formal announcement of Sena
tor Alger's death was^made to the
army >by" Secretary '^D?xt in the fol
lowing ordert ; i '
"The Secretary of War announces
with' deep sorrow the "d??th'?f the
Honorahle Russell Alonder Alger,
which occurred at his residence in
.this?city." H I \? 'l ?J,
Geuer^l Alger-r was? Secretary pf
War during the edministratitfp of
President McKinley/ from Ma&h. '5,;
1S97, to August 1, ?S99, a perio'4 durr .
ing which '/the administration of the*
War .. -Department ^as brought, into
g^?t.rpromine?ce .?tht??gh 'its?, acti
vities in connection jr?ith. ?the;: War
-with: Spain' ancl/the military Spera
-tions in the Philippines that succeed-'
ed it.. , ... .'.;yr- -
; "G?n?ral AJ^,wns;patribtiej ear-.
.nest' and mostr-devoted'"to th?' inter-.
este;'o? thejiarmy. especu^lly;^n?detj;
;a?*f ol..- welfares ;.o
^sV-and'was '.mucK;.berov?d:Dyt?is' sub
ordinates, '- He Svtes^the, . su'bjecVof un
just criticism because . of-.^th? coun
try^ lack of preparedness for war
when war cMe, a'lt%'ugh for this he
.was no ' wis| '?espojs?ile. -His c record.
*as"a soldier in the civil war was long,
|sef;ul-and ?ighly honorahle:** '
:* '% * '?choo??? and. Bridges.
; Knoxville, Special.-The* need:' of
additional school bnildings'iand bridge
repairs-..has . become\ so -urgent in
"Knoxville that "Mayor, Heiskell \ has
been requested, by ar vote df the City
Council in special session'to go: be
fore the Legislature and ask author
ity ito levy -;a - special 3<^cent .tax,
which;. ' it. is estimated, y will * raise
about $60,000 for tue purpose. ;The
City Council considered this plan a
^wiser; onei than... asking authority to
issue ..b'nodsr A -two years' special
tax will -furnish all -. the money ithat
is:???d?d for th?^purposes;
i .---.-?< \
- -Two* Brothers-iarLaws; Held.
Cup'epper, Va., Special; Philip J.
and fiants A~c Strokers, ? brothers,
were indicted by. the grand jury for
?ihV killing'-of HWillim F. j Bywaters,
recently, within-a hour after he-had
married "their sister. The grand jury
heard a large number of j witnesses,
the testimony ^f^kchbeing eompara
tiyely^-brief. The:indi?tment was re
turned within a few hours after the
-? - '. # '* *?
case was taken up. Mrs. Bywaters
was too Appear beforejhe grand
. Shot Dead in His Office.
-.London, By Cable.-A dramatic
tragedy startled London, when Wil
liam Wnitdy^h? of- the most uni
que, ?nd i-a't. th$ same time, one of
:the most:'prominent figures in the
buisn&ss world, was shot dead in his
storg by a youth, ?.aiming to be his
'sorL-r The assassinrther7 attempted to
blow, out ! ^own, brains. f
'"' A ' .?***''".&. _
Captured a*. Salisbury.
JBristol,-Va., Special.-Wesley Wil
kie, the condemned murderer of Otis
Ross, - who made a sensational escape
from jail at Gate City, Va., Decem
ber 17th,. while awaiting the execu
tion of '?is sentence-1 to die on th<
1 scaffold*- Pebr??jty 21st, . was recap
tared. at Salisbry, N.. C., and will a
once 'be returned ta" Gate City anc
hung on the original date set for hi)
execution. ... ?:
iTidal Wave'Drowned 1,500.
The H?agiie, By Cable.-The tida
wave which devastated some of th
.Dntck 'E??st Indian Islands south o:
Atch^h, ^iis announced .Tanuaiy ll
practically engulfed the Island o
Simalu. has almost disappeared. I
is;.?said -that -^probably- -1,500 person
losV-their lives. Violent shocks cor
f?nie fb-be?eli dai?y. 'The civil Go\
.nor of Atohiu bas yone tq the-jeep,
of tin ORtMtroybt.
Sends Secreteo R at a Polite
OFFICIAL INQUIRIES BY ENGLAND
English Authorities jSoweveri Are
Not Through With the jamaica In
cident so Par as the Governor is
Washington, Special.-An expres
sion of gratitude from Governor
Sw?ttfcrihah?) of jamaica^ for the
sympathy and aid extended by the
United States to the 'vidtinls Of the
disaster" on that island, the publica
tion of the text of a graceful note
from Esma Howard, the British
charge here, conveyed the regrets of
.Sir Edward Grey, the British prin
cipal Secretary of State* on account
of the incident, ahd ? cabled report
from American Vice Cotisul Orrett
at Kingston, Were among Tuesday's
developments in the now famous
controversy between Governor Swet
tenham and Bear Admiral Davis,
commanding the relief squadron
which went to Kingston. While Gov
ernor Swettenham's message is
couched in the most polite terms,
the British authorities, nevertheless,
are not through with the matter so
far as the Governor is concerned.
In his letter Mr. Howard takes oc
casion to inform this ' government
that His Majesty's government is
causing official inquiries to be made
as; to tho authenticity of the letter
credited' tb Governor Swettenham.
"Governor Swettenham's cablegram
? reads as follows:
"Jamaica, Jan. 20.
<"The Hon.-. Elihu Hoot, State Secre
"Jamaica profoundly grateful to
.your excellency for expression of
sympathy, and for the very practical
aid so kindly given by Admiral Davis
abd the entire particular service
squadron bf the United States Navy, i
$75,000 Fire at Hamlet.
Samlet,' Special.-The building and
entire'plant of the Carolina Distill
ing . company, 7 or 8 cottages occu
pied, by negroes, the Seaboard freight
,;deppt and all its contents, together
:with 17 loaded box cars, were totally
destroyed by a disastrous fire which
raged furiously for three hours Tues
day afternoon. It was only by the
most desparate and tireless firefight
ing by all the citizens that the flames
Vere finally stayed. " Time and again
:itHooked KS if the heart of Hamlet
'would be swept away. The.fire.broke
out ? about ,2. o'clock in ihe'Voods oh
;the;/outskirts .'.of - town. ' ;;The^ stiff
jjjyji&A^ ' c?n^?nicat=.
-e?'?tM'': fire.: td ;'the: !'Gar?liim:rDistil?ng .
Company's plant. This,, a large
frame structure, burned rapidly. The
building arid machinery, valueJ at
$15,000, was,a total loss. From here
the wind. carried the sparks across
to - the colored settlement of Boyd
town," owned by Mr. T. F. Boyd. The
loss to the railroad is variously esti-.
mated at from $40,000 to $50,000.
Mr. Boyd's loss is $5,000 or $6,000.
There was no insurance whatever on
the building or on the plant of the
Carolina Distilling Company. The
other loss is covered by insurance
fully. The total value of the prop
erty destroyed or damasred is in the
near neighborhood of $75,000.
For $1,000,000 Bank at Honduras.
New Orleans, Special.-Announce
ment of a concession to Chicago and
New York capitalists to establish in
Honduras a bank having $1,000,000
capital, to be known as the Honduras
& United States Bank, was made
New': Head for Virginia's Test Farm.
.- Richmond, Special.-The Slate
Board of Agriculture took up two
items of considerable interest: The
first was the appointment of a manag
er.-for the State test farm to succeed
C. H. Hamlet. H. C. Marshall, of
Charlotte county, was selected .for
this position. Hamlet was not a can-k
didate for re-election on account o?
ill health. The second was the im
migration movement. Commissioner
of Agriculture Koiner read his quar
terly report on the work of that de
partment, showing that a decided ad
vance had been made in the immigra
Big Georgia Cotton Warehouse Fails.
Macon, Go., Special.-Petition it.
involuntary bankruptcy was filed m
the Federal court herc against W. A.
Davis & Co., one of the-largest cotton
and supply warehouse in Georgia
by Creditors. It is not known what
the liabilities and assets are, but tho
firm had been long established and
did a "arge business.
Held , on Charge of Arson.
.Neport News, Special. - Parker
Crawford, the young night, clerk of
the Augusta Hotel, who was arrest
ed several nights ago as a suspicious
character, has been held for the grand
jury on the charge of arson. It is
alleged that young Parker mbade an
attempt t? burn the Augusta last
week, and it is believed that he is
responsible for several other efforts
which have been made to destroy the
The National Farmer's Union.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-Between
500 and 600 members of the National
Formers' Union gathered here Tues
day for their fifth annual meeting.
Most of the Southern States and sev
eral^ Northern and Western States
tfer? represented. The organization
numbers a million members through
out the country, gathered in various
States organizations. The first ses
sions/which was held behind closed
doors, was presided over by Presi
dent Charle* g, Barrett, of Atwator,
Waat Our Naiib??? .La^^?eis. &H
Doing From" Day[WS.
The Senate accepted;--wTer proposi
tion, of the House -of Representatives
to increase the salaries^. Senators,
.Members and Territory-Delegates
to $7,500 annually, and vah?se of the
Vie? President; the Spiker of the
Ho?s? ?nd ffi?tttafr?wt?? - Presi
dent^ cabinet '^^fW?^^s ac
tion was tafe?? b? ,a:?j&? df 53 to
21 and followed a duscris]Wof near
ly three hours. An amendment con
fining the increase to/rcabinet officers
and the presiding officers of the
B?n?te and H??s?; wa^#?t?d down,
as Was also a pr?pos?ti?a.to postpone
the increase until ?9l??;|j
i Seuator B?veridg? o&Indi?na, be
gan an extended address|setting forth
the child labor I o?ndrt^ns- of the
eountry,' in support-off his pending
bill prohibiting inter-St?ter-commerce
in articles which ?r? t?e^ pro duct of
froin ? ocl?ck Uti til 4(30 and gave
notice that he Wou?d^ts?ncl?de his
President- Rooseyeit/s .- message in
support of the ship'.rs^isidy was re
ceived and read, by ' bflth houses of
After the readingC|u; the House,
the message was referid to the com
mittee on merdba?t/'?nafine and fish
eries, from which "-agnail subsidy
measure has just ".-.beeil reported, iu
the Senate the message was sent to
the committee oh commerce.
The President cal&- attenti n to
the great desirability ;ct enactment of
legislation ' to help. ^American ship
ping and American trade by encour
aging the building :^ld . running of
lines of large and swift steamers to
South America and.t&e Orient.
For An Increase p the Navy.
An appropriation }oi about $95,
000,000 is provided-"for in the naval
appropriation bill agr?ed upon by the
House committee on^naval affairs..
The b?L provides ,fc|;:r an additional
battleship of tile type^hgreed upon in
the naval appropriation bill of last
year. It also makes.TOO.vis.ion for two
torepdo'boat destroyers and appro
priates $2,000,000. ?for submarine.
This $2,000,000 is .?dditional to the
$1,000,000 for submarines provided
in the bill last yea^v which has not
yet been expended'^. . Provision . is
made for about 3,0040?.additional sail
ors -and 900 additional marines.
The new -battleship.'-.provided for
in the bill is to ,b e^afsister ship of the
monster ,'a?tho'rized<|by' Congress ? last
year, which- the';- bm, requires should
"be a first-clas&V;gattleship, carrying
as heavy armorva?S ? as powerful ar
mament as .a?yf;kn0wn vessel of its
classj to have th^jpghest practicable
speed, ?nd'jgr??t?sf?pfacticable "radius
of action.''.'Tne^&iof :the new bat
tleship- is estimat3^;--?ip,000,0p.0.',.-.;
.. .cT^?:vHovuse^yote?pto abolish all
pension." agencies 3 throughout ' the
country, 18 in nucfcber, and centra
lise, the payment O? pensions in the
city of Washington.! Thisection was
.taken on the pesion appropriation
bill after spirited opposition on the
part of those having pension agencies
in their States.
By a vote of 58 to 114 an amend
ment offered by Mr. Dalzell, of
Pennsylvania, restoring the number
of agencies to. 18 as at present, was
defeated, and t?hen an amendment
offered by Mr. Gardner, of Michi
gan, consolidating all the agencies in
one was adopted without-division.
The pension aporopriation bill car
rying $138,000,000 in round numbers
A message from the President was
read relative to insurance, aud at
2:30,.out of respect to the memory of
the late Senator Algrer, of Michi
gan, the House adjourned.
A Brief Session.
The Senate was in session Satur
day only for a little more than an
hour, the early adjournment being
taken to permit attendance on thc
funeral of the late Senator Alger. A
few bills of minor importance were
passed, but most of the time of the
sitting was devoted to the further dis
cussion of Senator Hale's resolution
providing for an inquiry into the per
sonal interest manifested by naval
officers in the navy personnel bill.
The resolution was ultimately refer
red to the committee on naval affairs.
Washington Treatre Burned.
Washington, Special.-The Acade
my of Music, at Ninth and D streets,
northwest, was almost completely
gutted by fire of unknown Origin
which broke out about 5 o'clock
Thursday morning. A number of of
fices were located in the building, as
was also the Spencerian Business Col
lege. None of these were damaged
by fire, but were flooded by water,
the fire being confined to the stage
and auditorium of tlic theatre. The
loss is estimated at $S0,00?. The
building was insured for $75,000.
Marriott Will Probably Recover.
m Ormond, Pla., Special.-Fred Mar
riott, who was seriously injured when
his racing automobile was wrecked
while racing along, Ormond-Dayton
beach at a speed of nearly 125 miles
an hour, passed a fairly comfortable
night and probably will recover. It
was feared at first that the driver
had sustained internal injuries, but no
indication of anything of that kind
Nine Foreigners Blown to Atoms.
Roanoke, Va., Special.-A Rich
mond special to The Times says nine
men, all foreigners, were blown ?rito
eternity by a dynamite explosion
Saturday on the Tidewater Railroad
near Pearisburg, Va. The laborers
were at dinner and a quantity of the
explosive which was being thawed in
front of a fire blow np, The bodies
wore badly manijied anti were hurled,
quite a distance,
BURNED TO DEATH
MiM Kb"; i of Goch?dc Manufacturing
G6mi^a.fi Dover', li; H.-, Burned to
Ground-Bodies of Four Boy- Oper
atives, Charred Beyond Hope of
Identification, Found in Smoking
Ruins and it is Believed Another
Will he Discovered.
Dover, N. H., Special.-Dover's
most disast?rous fire, which occurred
Saturday, cost the lives of four and
ptob?bly five young mill operatives
and a property IOSB of half a million
dollars. The fire destroyed Mill No.
1 of the C?ch?do Manufacturing Coin
pany?, The bodies of four boys*,- Char
red beyond hope of identification,
were found in. the smoking ruins,
and as five boys are known to be miss
ing, it is believed that another body
will be discovered.
' The missing boys are :
Charles Cosgrove, aged 16 years.
Constantine EiopulouSj aged 16
? John Nicholopulous, aged 15 years'.
-Redden, aged 15 years.
--Hester, aged 15 years.
Several of the injured were hurt
while descending by ropes.
The fire broke out in the mill not
l'oug after the 500 or more operatives
had asembled for their day's work.
Friction from belt generated sparks,
which lodged in a mass of cotton and
the flames quickly spread throughout
the building. The exits soon became
' blocked by a struggling mass of mill
hands, and many were obliged to
jump from the windows. ? Others se
cured ropes and defended to the
There were several daring rescues
.by firemen. Four imprisoned men on
the fourth floor we're taken out of a
window, though not until they had
climbed one. by one down a stout
pole which the firemen had made fast
to the top of a ladder too short to
reach the window sill. The total loss
is $500,000, covered by insurance.
12 Killed in Explosion.
Weston, W. Va., Special.-Five
Americans and seven Italians are
known to be dead as the result of an
explosion of fire damp in the Penn
sylvania Company's mine at Lorenz,
Wi Va,i near Buchannon, W. Va.,
which occured about 5:30 Saturday
evening. Immediately following the
explosion the mine caved in and near
ly caused the entombment of all the
miners estimated at 100. The bodies
of 12 dead men have been recovered
and it is not known at this time
whether any others met death. The
Americans who were killed are:
The bodies of seven Italians have
also been recovered, but as they are
ilcnowa.-only by numbers, their iden
tity is not possible.
The explosion occurred just as tho
day force was leaving the mine.
Only a few of the men had reached
the surface when, with a terrific re
port, the fire damp exploded.
The five* Americans and seven Ital
ians, who were killed, were found
about 100 feet back in the mine. Ap
parently the 12 men had been over
come by gas and died, as their bod
ies were not burned.
W. P. Fife Dies Suddenly.
St. Louis, Special.-W. P. Fife,
capitalist, died suddenly at ll
o'clock Sunday at the St. James Ho
tel. Mr. Fife was in the hotel lobby
chatting with friends when he be
came suddenly ill, and soon lost con
sciousness. Dr. William Beuerns was
hastily summoned from the Southern
Hotel, across the street, but could
do nothing for Mr. Fife, who died
shortly after the doctor's arrival.
Dr. Heherns says the death was prob
ably due to a heart attack, but is not
Asks -$10,000 For Husband's Deith.
Roanoke, Special.-Mayor Joel P.
Cutchin,- representing Mrs. Edward
Carper, entered suit against the
Roanoke Railway and Electric Com
pany for $10,000 damages for Hie
death of Mrs. Carper's husband, who
was killed some time ago by an elec
tric current. Mrs. Carper was also
injured in the same manner, and it
is probable that suit will be entered
for damages in her case.
Damage Sustained by Battleships.
San Juan, P. E., By Cable.-Ac
cording to information obtained here,
which however, cannot be verified, the
damage sustained by the United Sta
tes battleship, Conneclicutt when
she ran on a reef while entering the
harbor of Culebra Island, consisted
of an indenture, forward, 50 feet
long. It is also said that 7,000 feet
of lumber and 300 barrels of cement
were used to stop the battleship's
leaks. A court of inquiry is investi
gating the accident, thc responsibili
ty for which is not known. The of
ficers of the Connecticut refuse to
discuss the maller.
Dr. Charles D. Walcott, director of
the Geological Survey, was elected
secretary of the Smithsonian Insti
President Roosevelt sent a special
message to Congress, urging the pas
sage of the Modified Ship Subsidy
The new River and Harbor bill
caries appropriations of $2,215,000
Mysterious Crime Done.
New York, Special.-Dr. Charles
W. Townsend, one of thc best known
physicians and surgeons on Staten
Island, was shot and probably mor
tally wounded while in bed in his
home in New Brighton, S. I., early
Saturday. The case is surrounded by
mystery, but from the meagre details
which' have been permitted to leak
out by the official?, it ?B believed thal
the doator waa the victim of a aan
who sought vengence for soma real
or fancied wrong.
?ssited By the Presided Tkat
Wi?i Stop Land Frauds
ENTRIES MUST BE BONA FIDE
Ia in Form 6i Letter to Secretary
Hitchcok and Directs That Here
after no Certificte, Patent or Oth
er Evidence of Titles Sha? be la
Sued Under Law Until Actual Ex
amination Has Been Made on
Ground by Authorized Official of
GovernmentMkands Already Ex
amined in This Mafifi?? Are Ex
cepted From Provisions of Ordei.
Washiagton, Special. - President
Roosevelt has determined to put an
end, if possible, to frauds in the ac
quisition of public lands by indivi
duals and corporations. He-has di
rected that, hereafter, no patent shall
be issued to public land until an ex
amination of the ground shall have
been made by an authorized officer
of the government.
The President's order is in ? the
form of a letter to Secretary Hitch
cock, and, under its provisions, or
ders are being sent out by the of
ficials of the general laud office,
Following is the text of President
"Washington, Jan. 25, 1907.
"The Secretary of the Interior,
"Sir:-To prevent the fraud now
practiced in the acquisition of publi*
lands of the United States, I have to
direct that hereafter, no final certi
ficates, patent or other evidence of
titles shall be issued under the pub
lic land laws until an actual exami
nation has been made on the ground
by an authorized officer of the gov
ernment; but the following shall be
excepted from the force-of this or
Exceptions to Order.
"(1)-All claims which have here
tofore been examined on the ground
by an authorized officer of the gov
ernment, whose report is found satis
"(2)-All calims where heretofore
on officer of the government other
than officers authorized to take final
proof,- shall have been present at
the taking of final proof to cross- ex
amine claimant and witnesses, if such
proof is found satisfactory.
"(3)-All claims where claimant's
compliance with law has been estab
lished by contest or other regular
"(4)-Entries which may have
been confirmed by virtue of an act of
"(5)-Selections and entries in
which no residence or improvement
is required by law, when the landi
embraced therein are strictly speak
ing in agricultural districts, or when
charter has been fixed by investiga
tion and classification made in ac
cordance with law.
"(6)-Cases of re-issuance of pat
ents because of some clerical error
occurring in the patent heretofore
"(7)-All Indian allotments which
have been regularly approved in ac
cordance with instructions of the
Secretary of the Interior.
"You will issue all necessary in
structions to carry this order into ef
"This order is in lieu of my order
of December 13, 1906.
Contractor Charged With Peonage
Sent on to Grand Jury.
Roanoke, Va., Special.-John Sa
loney, a- railroad contractor arrested
charged with peonage, was sent on to
the Federal grand jury by United
States Commissioner White after a
hearing that lasted two days.
For Placing Additional Anchorage
Washington, Special.-Rear Ad
miral P. F. Harrington, U. S. navy,
has submitted to the Navy Depart
ment an estimate of $15,000 for plac
ing additional anchorage marks in
Hampton Roads as part of the gen
eral plan to have Hampton Roads and
the adjacent waters ready by the mid
dle of April to receive the foreign
fleets* coming to the Jamestown Expo
sition. The work includes the plac
ing of pile beacons and making
buoys the publication of an anchor
age chart and rules of anchorage
and other important preparations of
the same kind.
To Ask Rates Given St. Louis.
Norfolk, Va., Special.-The pas
senger representatives of railroad and
steamship lines entering Norfolk, af
ter conference of two days on the
Jamestown Exposition, desided to is
sue a circular to all railroads and
transportation lines in the country
requesting that rates practically simi
lar to those in effect during the St.
Louis Exposition be made effective
during the Jamestown Exposition
period. The rates will vary accord
ing to di tance and time ^.mit and
will be of a considerably reduced
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