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Sy Mayor'George B. McClellan
to*a*0*tnv*& of J\few York ??
HERE is a disposition among us today to forget the sturdy
individualism of the past and to think of the- state as the
source of all power and ali blessings. This spirit of pater
nalism has been growing stronger and stronger as the years
have gone by; both parties have felt Its influence, no one
in the community has been absolutely free from it. The
marvelous economic development of the last half century/
"the enormous' increase in population and wealth that has
taken place in this country have presented new problems
for cur solution that require wise thought and tho greatest'care, unless we
ar^ to imperil the happiness-of, our country. The tendency of the day being
-toward paternalism, government has in good faith undertaken the solution of
problems which a generation ago would have been regarded as the exclusive
work of private enterprise. The complicated conditions of modern civiliaa
tion, the centralization of population and wealth have made it impossible for
private enterprise to perform certain public functions, and it has been obliga
tory upon government to undertake them.
The difficulty lies not so much in determining what government can un
dertake as in determining what goevrnment ought to undertake. There are
those who would nevertheless have us make government so paternal as to
carry us hp to, if not over the line of state socialism. Some things govern
ment must do because private enterprise fails in trying to do them, and tho
?langer comes in drawing thc line where government activity shall end and
private endeavor begin. The risk is that government will go so far as to
paternalizo evrry field of endeavor, so that the very spirit of individualism
will be lost.
The prohibition wave that has been sweeping the country has not been
due to restrictive legislation, but to the phenomenal growth of temperance
sentiment which has expressed itself in legisl?tive form. The statutes have
not been the cause of the sentiment, but,- on the contrary, its direct result.
^Forbidding men to drink will not of itself keep them sober any more than
'making gambling in any form a crime will cf itseli! stop betting,, or tinkering
with the primary and election laws will of itself give us honest primaries or
pure elections. No law can be effective that is not supported by public
opinion, for, after all, law is nothing but the recognition of a public opinion
that already exists.
What Is a Gentleman?
Selections From a Small Dictionary of Quo*
tai ?ons or Prejudices
Cy Scribendi Cccoeth.es
HAT Is a gentleman* Clarendon, the historian affirmed:
"If a Scotchman could have either courage or honesty he
mi?bt bo something of a man." Yet Providence owed the
woild some compensation for Carnegie.
Cromwell called Irishmen "the briblngest men I ever
Goethe said: "Der Englander ist eigentlich ohne In
telligenz," and an Englishman has been known to say: "I
have no prejudices, but I do hate a German."
A Frenchman is "a person, generally decorated, who ignores geography.''
A German is like an oyster, all stomach arid no heart, which explains
why the nation is so bellicose.
In Austria, said Windischgralz, "men below the rank of Daron do not
count." - /
A gentleman might perhaps bo a Spaniard; for Lord Dundonald, when he
. captured a 500 ton Spanish man-of-war with his 50 ton brig, told his fallen
foe "he had fought his ship like a gentleman and a Spaniard."
Sydney Smith in.182? apologized for passing: a night at.a bankor's coun
Fielding speaks of "broker.- and other thieves of this kind." "
Jeremy Bentham said of lawyers that "their knowledge was confined to
the corrupt part of human'nature."
Sancho Panza declared: "There are but two lineages in the world, as my
.grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Havenots, and she stuck to the
Izaak Walton may be the'best judge: "I wor'i rather prove myself a
gentleman by being leaued and humble, valiant and inoffensive, virtuous and
communicable, than by any fond ostentation of riches, or wanting these vir
tues myself boast that these were in my.ancestors."
Certainly the man was not a gentleman who took out a policy against
fire for hi3 wife, when she merely wanted an annuity. She was justified in
I Power Boat Fishing
Groat Sport for Those l&ho Go Bown to
* ty Louis Rhead
OWER beats have converted sea' fishing into unalloyed
pleasure. Sailing craft are all right if there is wind,
but to lie becalmed, "a painted ship upon a painted ocean"
within sight of a big schooi ?of bluefish, is very galling, in
reference to the location where August sea fishing is best,
there is no choice. It is all good from Key West to the St.
Lawrence Gulf. It is always best in the neighborhood of the
mouths of rivers, large or small, or near rocky shores where
seaweed clings and shelltlsh may be found. Even sandy
shores, like that of the Jersey shore, are good where the sea bottom is cov
ered with beds of shellfish. The north shore of Long Island is noe nearly so
gcod as the Connecticut coast opposite. On thc other hand, the south coast
of'Long Island is excellent, being cut up in numerous bays and inlets, begin
ning at Rockaway Peint, Jamaica Bay, Great South Bay, and so on to Mon
tauk. Splendid fishing is available' from Block Island to Cape Cod and up to
Boston Harbor, and thence along the Maine coast as far as the Bay of Cha
leurs. The season for this region ls not confined to the month' of August,
but continues on till cold.weather nips the fingers.
Ey Ellis O Jones
HE lowest, form cf art is the essay and the lowest form
of humanity is the essayist. The trouble with the essay
ist is that he knows too much. He wins his questionable
success by pelting his listeners or his readers with huge
cataloglc chunks of erudition until they are completely
submerged and unable to do any more than gasp, for breath.
In the mind of the essayist the Ideal essay is a college
education in tabloid form. On the other hand, an essay
must not be understood to be appreciated. If it is under
stood, it stand3 forth, of course, as naaning less as remark? on the liquor
question by a politician who doesn't know whether he is talking to a saloon
keeper cr a W. C. T. II. lady.
If anyone, wants to take the pains critically to analyze a really artistic
essay, it will b9 found that almost every statement made is true, but that
?lone cf them makes any difference.-From Life.
Drew the Line.
Mrs. Crawford-Did you manage to
coax your doctor to recommend a trip
to that mountain resort you wished to
Mrs. Crabshr-w-Yes; but I can't
go, ?cr I couldn't get him to add that
a few new dresses would do me a
New York city has an extremely
sweet tooth, for its people consumed
28O,COO.00O pounds of sugar during the
"What is your opinion of the long
"They may be all right in semi, peo
"Fxacily. Eut we don't want them
in curs."'-Louisville Courier-Journa!..
"May I kiE3 your beautiful baby?"
"Certainly, madam. One moment,
please. Nurse, fetch me the antisep
tic gauze."-Louisville Courier-Jour
?tems Gathered and Tofd While
You Moid Your Breath.
SOME EVERY BAY HAPPENINGS
Lively and Crisp as They Are Gar
nered From the Fields of Action
at Home and Abroad.
It is now estimated that Warriner
pocketed $2,000,000 of the Big Four's
earnings that came into his hands.
Annie Pelley, a young vigorous and
powerful shop' girl was i'ouly mur
dered in Cario, 111., Monday night.
From her torn clothing scattered
along an alley it is believed she put
up a game fight for her purity and
her life but odds seemed against her
and her voice was stifled with a
heavy cloth gag. The confessed crim
inal was lynched Thursday.
J. H. Bryant and Randal Barber
were instantly killed while crossing
thc S. A. L. Ry., in a wagon near
There is said to be another woman
in the Warriner defalcation though
it is said she will only be a witness
and one knowing where the stealing
went but not getting any of it her
John R. Hare, of Baltimore, has
evolved what he believes to be aD
improved type of .dirigible balloon.
He will inclose all the machinery in
a cylinder that will be open at the
ends thereby protecting it from dam
age by tree tops, etc. He will also
provide for saving the gas of an
overcharged balloon to be utilized
when needed. Scientific men pro
nounce the plan feasible.
James Thielman, head waiter at
Delmonico's. N. Y., died recently
worth half a million dollars, which
he saved out of his wages and tips
and invested judiciously.
Thomas Jefferson Hall killed the
cashier, J. H. Fawcett and probably
mortally wounded the president, Jno.
K. Woodward, Thursday in a reckless
effort to rob the Merchants National
Bank of Louisville, Ky. He was cap
tured and narrowty escaped violence
Mrs. Jeanette Stewart, accused b;,
?haries L. Warriner of sharing thc
proceeds of his defalcation of $643,
000 from the Big Four Ry., says slit
did not share in it at all but that
she knows all about the defalcation
and will tell it in court.
E. M. Davis, head of the Mathison
Alkali Works, Bristol, Tenn., "was
driving his auto at a high speed in
the country Wednesday and on n
turn ran :.nto a wagon, the tognue of
which struck him ra the face.' He
has a narrow chance of life.
Hamburg Belle, a famous trott?
that sold recently for $50,000, di
oh the farm of her owner ne
Thomasville, Ga., on Wednesda.y, <
;. Paris now has a sensation in tht
trial of Mme. Steinheil for \he mur
der of her husband and step-mother.
The judges of the court do the
vehement accusing and she parries
their assaults with consummate clev
erness. She seems now to be getting
the better of public sentiment at
Alexander Miller, for twenty years
the private secretary to the late E.
H. Harriman, says that great finan
cier was never known to swear and
was intense and fervent in is relig
The American Federation of Labor
in meeting at Toronto, Canada, com
mitted the organization to sustain
President Gompers, vice president.
Mitchelll and secretaary Morrison in
their fight to evade the sentence of
Col. G. R. Colton was inaugurated
governor of Porto Rica last Saturday.
Joe Weils and doini Clark, farmers
of near Mint Springs. Ala., quarreled
over some liquor Sunday morning
and drew their guns. Tl ?ey fired at
the same instant with perfect aim.
Both are dead.
William W. Robinson, editor of
the Roswell Register-Tribune, was
tendered the governorship of his own
New Mcsieo Territory but declines
to serve. He would rather bet editor
Four employes are dead and the
lives of many more were endangered
in Jersey City, when the engine of thc
Philadelphia and New York express
Sunday morning jumped .thc track
and butted into an engine and tender
on the other track.
It is said that Mrs. John Jacob
Astor wjll get her divorce secretly,
not suing for alimony, but her hus
band will settle $10,(300.000 upon her
and she will live abroad.
President Taft asked for a chat
with Ty Cobb at Augusta Monday
and of course was accorded the honor.
It is announced that the North Da
kota is the fastest battleship afloat of
the Dreadnaught type.
Alderman Bernard W. Snow has
offered an ordinance requiring all
(rains entering Chicago to be moved
by electric power, declaring that
smoke is so vitiating the air as to
be a death scourge among babies.
The net loss to the Big Four rail
way through thc defalcation of C.
L. Warriner, it is said will he $500,
000. He seems to have gotten away
with $643.000 but has made good !
$100,000 and thc surety company j
must come up with $50.000.
Dr. J. M. Elliott, of LaGrange, Ga., !
was sentenced to be hanged last !
Friday but at temped to commit sui
cide thc day before and has been
respited till he is able to be hanged.
John Stewart Kennedy, who died
in New* York of , whooping
rough at SO years of azo
provided well for his family and left
$25.000,000 to benevolent' objects.
president Taft wis introduced to
.i new larc dish nt the banquet nt
Florence, S. "C., Monday in a pir>a !
Lark fish stew.
PRESIDENT TAFT AT HOME
Ends Gr?.at Tour With a Day of En
joyment in R-iebmond-Visits
Places cf Historic Interest and
Outlines Seme cf Eis Coming Mes
sage to Congress-.
Richmond, Va., Special.-'During
my sixty days of travel there has
heen a moment or two of deliberation
and during that time I have been
studying what is the duty of an
executive to recommend to an in
coming Congress in respect to future
legislation and when I think of the
number of things that Congress ought
to do, I am staggered lest it may not
find time to do them."
In the final speech of his 13,000
mile trip through the West and South
before an immense audience Wednes
day afternoon, president Taft thus
prefaced a preliminary statement of
.jome of the recommendations his first
annual message to Congress would
He declared himself in favor of the
reclamation of arid lands in the West,
and of the issuing of bonds for the
purpose and of some government con
trol over waterpower sites and coal
and phosphate lands, "so that they
may not come into the hands of one
controlling corporation, but may be
retained by th? government, with the
power to restrict the prices at which
coal, or at least at which the power
is sold to prevent thc absorption into
cue command'of all the power on the
The anti-trust law, he declared,
needs enforcing, and the interstate
commerce law an amendment "in
order to give the interstate com
merce tribunal more power to pre
vent the dciays which are now in
cident t? appeals to the courts."
He voiced his favor of a postal
savings bank and declared that "we
mhst improve our legal procedure so
as to make it both in criminal arid
civil cases more simple, more rapid
and less expensive, and I mean to
recommend to Congress the appoint
ment of a commission to take up
Mr. Taft said he believed the time
bad come for ..the organization of a
Federal health bureau.
During the morning he visited Old
St. John church, where Patrick
Henry made-.his famous "Give Me
Liberty of Give Me Death" speech,
and went from there to St. Paul's
church, where Jefferson Davis, Presi
dent of the Confederacy, received the
message from General Lee, saying
that the Confederate forces must
evacuate Petersburg and leave Rich
mond unprotected. He also visited
the Confederate museaum. He made
the comment there that thc picture
of Jefferson Davis which belonged lo
the museum: did not compare in ex
.-""""fl: with the one in the War De
" ' lion. The mu- J
ere?ary of "
e a cop- .ie
lk lp negro
ed mosily to the
j. He said, lie
ting of the board
nton Institute on
November 20 ana felt a very deep
interest in the work of that institu
tion as well as the Booker Washing
ton school at Tuskegee, Ala. The in
fluence of those two schools in the
importance they were giving to in
dustrial and agricultural education
I he President, said, was beginning at
last, to be felt throughout the South.
The President lunched at the Jef
ferson hotel, delivered his principal
address nfc the city auditorium, and
left at 5:15 p. m. for Washington.
A Washington dispatch says that
after an absence of more than three
month's during which he made a 13.
000 mile trio through the West and
South. President Taft slept Wednes
day night in thc White House.
Boihr Explorion Kills Two.
Palr.tka. Fla., Special-A boiler at
the plant of thc Palalka Gas. Light
and Fuel Company exploded Tuesday
afternoon at C :.'!() o'dock, killing two
negro firemen, almost completely de
lolishing i he plant and causing the
city to be in darkness Tuesday night.
Houses for Macks around were shak
en almost oft' their foundations, and
window panes nearby were broken
Hurricane in Jamaca.
Colon, By Cable.-Communication
hetween this place and the Bull bay
cable station, Jamaica, was re-estab
lished for a short time Monday after
noon, but was lost again and lhere
has keen no word from that point
since. The sea here is very high and
another storm from the north seems I
to threaten. It was reported here
Wednesday night that Porto Rico
and some of the other West Indian
Islands besides Jamaica had been cut
off, which would seem to indicate thai;
perhaps another earthquake had oc
curred at Jamaica.
i Awful Crash of Runaway Car.'
Vancouver, B. C., Special.-Fur
teen persons were killed and seven in
jured, two perhaps fatally Wednes
day when a runaway car crashed into
a crowded passenger car on the Brit
ish Railway Company's interurban
line. Thc motorman and conductor
poi' the freight train were among the
I killed. Thc passengers were mostly
j workingmen bound for New West
Was It Pellagra At Anderson Prison?
Nev,' Orleans, Special.-That hun
dreds of deaths which, occurred at
the Confederate prison at Anderson?
ville, Ca., during t?io summer of 183i >
were not Jue to typhoid fever, as then
supposed, but woe caused by Pella
gra, was thc opinion expressed before
the Sou!hern medical convention hers
Wed.ncsdav afternoon by Dr. J. \V.
Kerr of Corsican.!, Tex. Dr. Ken-,
who was sureeon at the AndersonvillH
prison, described tl e symptoms nf t.'ie
disease, which ntfnrked the inmaie.
go fatally at tLat time.
Terribie Disaster in Eiiinois
A SMALL FIRE r lS THE CAUSE.
Explosion in the St. Paul Coal Com
pany's Mine May Prove One of tho
Greatest Tragedies in the List of
Cbarry. 111., Special.-Many offi
cials of the St. Paul Coal Company
mine where an explosion occurred
Saturday say that four hundred men
are dead in the mine. Twelve bodies
have been taken out. Six of these
were heroes not employed in the mine,
who gave their lives in a furtile ef
fort to save the imprisoned workers.
Mine Superintendent James Steele
stated five hours after the explosion
that it was almost impossible thal
any of the miners still imprisoned
could escape death.
The mine had a day shift of 484
men. Of these fifty left the mine at
noon. Twenty-five or more escaped
after thc fire_ broke out. The others
are believed to be dead.
The entrance to the minc has been
sealed up in thc hope of checking the
flames. The building above the pit
entrance was blown up to permit this
Despite the frantic efforts of the of
ficials and the scores of volunteer as
sistants in the little town cf Cherry it
seemed assured at 6 o'clock that only
bodies of the dead would be taken
from the mine. Until Sunday morn
ing when the covering will be,remov
ed and rescuers endeavor to pene
trate t'ie smoke and gas choked shaft
and veins the fate of the inmates
cannot be learned.
The lire causing the explosion
which may prove one of the greatest
tragedies in the list of raine horrors,
had an origin almost trival. A pile
of hay allowed to smoulder too long
and before the workers realized their
clanger thc mine was filled with
smoke, gases and Hames and all exit
Heroism such as is rarely exhibited
was shown by officials of the mine
and residents of the town of Cherry.
These men, who were outside the
mine when the lire originated, con
tributed" five to the list of twelve
TERRIBLE OCEAN" CALAMITY.
Boats Aflame and 100 Go Down-61
Rescued T7ii;h Great Peril.
Singapore, By Caple.-The mail
steamer La Seyne cf the Messageries
maritime service, running between
Java and Singapore, and on her way
to this port, was in collision early
Sunday morning, with the steamer
Onda ol' the British-India linc, and
sank within two minutes. Seven Eu
ropean passengers, including Baron
?nd Baroness Bcniczky, the captain
of La Seyne. five European officers
and SS ethers comprising native pas
sengers and members of the crew,
The ' rescue of GI persons, practi
cally from thc jaws of shoals of
sharks, formed a thrilling incident of
the wreck. #
The accident occurred et 4 o'clock
in thc morning in a thick haze. Thc i
vessels were steaming at good speed
and tho La Scyene was cut almost in
half. The majority of those in board
were caught in their her? hs and car
ried- down with the vessel.
The force of the collision brought
the Onda to almost a dead stop and
her engines were at once slowed and
boats lowered. The rescue work
proved thrilling, for not only were
the rescuing paities impeded by the
dark, but schools of sharks were al
ready attacking these clinging lo
pieces of wreckage in the water.
Sixty-one persons from the ill-fated
steamer were finally dragged into the
boats and brought by the Onada to
this port. Many of them had been
bitten by sharks and several are se
Three Die ia a Tire.
Pittsburg, Pa., Special-Three un
identified men, ali foreigners.- are
dead; five others arc seriously injur
ed, and twelve men and women are
suffering from bruises and shock, the
result of an early morning fire in a
Polish lodging house on the river
front Sunday. When (he fire broke
out at 4 o'clock, about thirty persons
were nlseep in the building. Firemen
aroused the occupants of thc place
and carried the women and children
Death From Foctbail.
Washington, Special-Football ha*
claimed another victim in Archer
Christian, the LS-ycar-cld left-half
back ol' the University of Virginia
team whose injury in the game with
Georgetown Lmiversitv Saturday af
ternoon was fellowed by his death at
Geor^elown ?P''*eisity hospital Sun
day morning. Thc bodv was taken to
Richmond Sunday afternoon for
Mme Steiaicil Not Guilty.
Paris. By Cable.-Mme. jlaiglior
ita Steinheil was acquitted by a j pry
at an carly hour Sunday morning ol
irv murder of her husband, Adolphe
Stemheil. a uoted painter, and '".c.
iUpmotlier, .V,;n\ .J ap v. '?'he verdict
ivas .ewlcred at 12:?f> H. m. aller .:
hours' dedication, nunns whi-d
the jury thrice summoned the Presi
dent, of the rmii-l in explauaiior.J
tims proving that thc original nia*
joi-.ty was fer tunvii-tioii.
Resignations being Accepted and Arrests Being
Made-Company Helps to Ferret the Guilty.
Nev York, Special.-Evidence,
which is confidently expeeUd to re
veal the "mah higher up" in the
sugar weigning frauds unearthed dur
ing the terra of Henry L. Stimson as
United States district attorney for
the Southern district of New York,
has been placed in possession of the
government, it was authoritatively
stated Thursday and is being used
as the basis of a Federal indictment,
soon to be filed against one of the
officials of the American Sugar l?e-!
Since surrendering the duties of
United States District Attroney Mr.
Stimson, acting as a special United
States attorney general has had iu
hand the work of building up the
government's case against the custom !
house weighers and the employes of
thc American Sugar Refining Com
pany who are charged with having
conspired together to defraud thc
United States of $2,000,000 of sugar
Mr. Stimson himself refused to dis
cuss the nature of the new evidence
but it is learned that the evidence,
furnished by one of the implicated
government weighers was regarded
as conclusive enough to make practi
cally certain the indictment of a
high official of the American Sugar
W. M. Thomas, president of the
American Sugar Refining Company,
speaking of the government investi
"Our company is just as anxious
as the government to bring out the
facts in the sugar frauds. We are
doing everything in our power to aid
Mr. Stimson in his investigation."
Resignations of James F. Bencer
nagel, the superintendent of the Wil
liamsburg plant and several other de
partment heads in the plant were ac
cepted Thursday, it is said, and other
changes are contemplated in the
house cleaning that the company has
strarlcd. Bcndemagel has been ar
Henry L. Stimson, special counsel
for the government in the sugarA
fraud cases, denied a statement pub
lished here that the true losses to
the Federal treasury by short weigh
ing of imported raw sugar would
A Gff&E BORN BUND MADE TO SEE AT 23 YEARS.
Ann Arbor. Mich., Special.-Born
blind, Miss Lottie Sheldon of Mount
Pleasant, Mich., 23 years of agc. has
been made to see. This is the re
sult of months of treatment and a
delicate operation which was per
formed at the Homeopathic Hospital
When she was a babv the phy
sicians told thc girl's parents that
she was suffering from congenital
cataracts and that she would never
be able to see.
Because of her affliction she has
been able to perform only the rough
est and crudest kind of labor, and
for many years, day after day, she
has scrubbed floors and clone other
housework. At times her week'?.
earnings would not total, more than
50 cents, but every penny was hoard
ed, and at last she had enough money
to enter the hospital and thc time
for the operation arrived.
When this was completed she was
led to a window and given her first
sight of the world. It was no more
than a glimpse before the bandages
she will be forced to wear for several
weeks were applied, but that glimpse
amply repaid her for the years of
darkness and suffering.
Her joy is almost boundless, not
alone because she is now able to?
see, but that that fact enables her
to work and provide money for a.
like course of treatment for a little'
brother who has also been blind from
MOB THIRSTING FOR MORE BLOOD KILLS ANOTHER.
Cario, 111., Special.-Henry Salz
ner, white, a photographer who kill
ed his wife last July with an axe,
was taken from jail at 11:40 o'clock
Thursday night by a mob and hang
ed to a telegraph pole and his bodv
riddled with bullets. This lynching
followed closely on the lynching of
Will James, a negro^ who earlier ia
the evening had been hanged for the
murder of Miss Annie Pclley.
The mob found some difficulty in
breaking the cage, as it was an en
tirely steel structure, but after a half
hour of telling blows upon the door,
it gave way and Salzner was se
cured. The mob rushed him out of
the back door of the jail, which is
in the basement of the court house,
around the building, through the
yard and out into Washington avenue
and up to Twenty-first street, which
is in a prominent corner and has a
public square. He cried and begged
piteously for his life and was met
by cries aud blows from the nob.
Cario. UL, Special.-With Arthur
Alexander, the last of the persons ar
rested in connection with the murder
of Miss Annie Pelley. safely out of
lown and the Fourth Regiment of the
Illinois National Guard on guard in
thc streets and about the jail Friday
night, the mob spirit that kept Carie*
ablaze with excitement for four day*
No crowds were allowed to gather
at any place and every known dan-.^
ger point was occupied by troops.
Ba3"onets held sway wher? twenty
four hours before the rope, the torch
and the pistol had been in evidence:
PRESIDENT TAFF GOES EAST AND IS MADE AN LL. D.
Hartford, Conn., Special.-Presi- ( dicton Friday and in Hartford at
dent Taft added New England to his
long Western and Southern trip Fri
day by visits to Middletown and
Hartford, attending in the former
city Friday morning thc installation
of Dr. William A. Shanklin as presi
dent of ' Wesleyan University and
participating in this city Friday night
in the dedications of the magnificent
new State arsenal and armory. The
President left Friday night for Wash
ington, going direct to his train from
a State hall in the armory.
The President's reception in Mid-1 of thc President.
night was in keeping with the enthu
siasm that has been displayed else
where on his journey.
As a part of the installation exer
cises at Wesleyan University, degrees
of doctor of laws were conferrer! up
on President Taft, Vive. President
Sherman, Senator Root and ochers.
Arriving in Hartford in the after-4
noon, the President went direot from
his train to the new annoy where he
was presented by Governor Weeks.
Several other speakers lind attempted
in vain to hold the attention pf ti Tr
big crowd which was constantly otv
tiptoe, endeavoring to catch a glimpse
THE LATE SIGMA HITS JAMAICA HARD AND IS ST?.L ON..
Kingston, By Cable, Via Holland
Bay, Jainacia.-From the fragmen
tary reporls that are arriving here
from thc country-side, the damage re
sutling from the storms and flood*
which have rayed throughout the
island since last Friday is enormous.
The greater portion of the railway
and the coast line on the north side
of the island have been seriously
damaged. Landslides are numerous
on the main railroad and communica
tion has been completely cut out..
Many bridges also have been carried
Property in and around Kinst?nr*?
has suffered severely, the damage
sustained thus far being estic:atcd at ;
$500,000. The recorded rainfall!
from November G to Npvember 10 .
was 4S inches. There are no signs
yet of the weather breaking.
TRYING-TO INVOLVE ALL OF CENTRAL AMERICA. \
. .Panama, Special.-Passengers ar
riving here from Central American
ports confirm the report that thc
forces of President Zelaya of Nica
ragua have upon several occasions
invaded Costa Rican territory in or
der to attack the Nicaraguan rehels
who arc in control of thc district
bordering on the San Juan river.
They also state that the government!
of Costa Rica has protested against
these invasion.--, hurried troops to thc
DOCTORS ENDORSE TAFT AND THANK ROCKEFELLER
New Orleans, Special.-The third
annual convention , of thc Southern
Medical Association adjourned Thurs
fronlier, and appealed io the United
States to intervene.
It is said also that President Zel
aya. suspecting that Salvador is as
sisting the Nicaraguan rebels, has
armed 2,000 disaffected Salvadoreans
who under Gen. Prudencio Alfaro,,
will endeavor to forment a rebellion
The ultimate purpose of tl is move*/
is to involve as much of Central
America in internal and external con
flicts as is possible.
i day after electing Dr. W. W. Craw
ford of Hatticsburg, Miss., president;
selecting Nashville as the next place
of meeting and adopting several res
A resolution was unanimously*
adopted, endorsing President Taft's
proposition that there should he es
tablished a Federal health depart
ment. The association also wont A*
record as strongly favoring the ac
ceptance of Mr. Rockefeller's gift of
$1,000,000 for a campaign against the>
hookworm disease and instructed the
councillors to prepare resolutions
thanking the donor.
The report of the council recom
mended that the association "s.. maga
zine should suspend publication after
the December issue.
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