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! Zc?aya Orders Twa Americans
[ Summarily Shot.
J1UIS GROCE AND LEROY CARKCH
.Captured in Revolutionary Army Are
Denied Trial-Gunboats Sent to the
Scene-President Taft Enraged.
News has reached the depart
ment that two American citizens,
Leroy Cannon and Louis Groce
caught by the Zelaya forces in
Nicaragua from the insurgent
forces were summarily shot, has
produced a disturbed condition
of thin irs.
Washington, Special.-Two Ameri
can vessels have been ordered to pro
ceed to Nicaraguan waters and Pres
ident Taft has postponed idefinitely
his meeting of Isidore Hasera, the
new minister from Nicaragua to this
.country as the result of news receiv
ed here to the effect that two Ameri
cans, Louis Groce and Leroy Can
non, captured wti?le serving with, the
Tevolutionist army in Nicaragua have
"been sentenced to death by President
Zelaya's orders and it is understood
that sentence has already been carried
Orders has been issued for the
.cruiser Vicksburg to proceed in all
fiaste io Corinto and the .gunboat Des
Moines will proceed at once to Port
Limon to observe events there and
report the situation at that point by
President Taft, upon receipt of tho
news of the execution was so incensed
that he immediately announced he
"would have no communication what?
.ever with the new Nicaraguan minis
ter. That official was promptly so in
Brooding quite settled down Fridaj
-cn* the strained situation this govern
ment finds itself in with Nicaragua.
But if everything was quiet on the
surface, there was plenty stirring be
neath. A communication was receiv
ed at the State Department from the
Nicaraguan legation, the purport of
which wes not divulged, and the min
isters from Guatemala and Costa
Rica held a mysterious conference
with Assistant Secretary Wilson in
-the afternoon. A significant develop
ment of the day, inasmuch as it dis
closed this government's unyielding
?determination not to interfere with
ibe Nicaraguan revolutionists, was
the reiterated announcement that the
State Department would not act to
insure the safety of any American
vessels that might be held up or seiz
disenssea. The violation of the agree
ment was committed by General Tole
do, in command of Jresident Zelaya's
forces, when he invaded Costa Rican
territory'in his advance on Grey town,
where practically he is how besieged.
In the threatened trouble between
Nicaragua and Venezuela, only a
short time ago, the United States
stood- ready to prevent by force if
necessary, the passage of the bellig
erents across the neutral territory of
Zelaya Slays by Hundreds.
New Orleans. Special.-A cable to
The Picayune from Panama sa.ys:
Passengers arriving from Nicaragua
-report that a reign of terror exists
throughout the portion of that coun
try controlled by President Zelaya.
"Government troops are rounding up
.every person suspected of sympathy
with the revolutionists and executing
them without trial.
Sheriff at Cairo Loses His Place Be
cause of Lynching.
Springfield, DI., Special.-Governor
Charles S. Deneen Thursday declared
the office of sheriff of Alexander
county vacant because Sharif Frank
E. Davis allowed William James, a
negro murderer, and Henry Salzner.
white, to be taken from his care and
Hynched at Cairo by a mob on Novem
ber ll. The Governor acted in ob
servance of c law that provides that
whenever a sheriff surrenders a pris
oner to a mob his office expires im
Cleaning New York Custom House.
Washington, Special.-The elimina
tion from the customs service of act
ing Deputy Collector James F. Vail,
the abolition of that office in the New
York customs house, the dismissal of
104 men and demotion of 123 other
"men at New York from March 4 up to
"Wednesday night with about a score
?of other changes included in Collector
Loeb's statement Fridav from New
York were announced by Secretary
3UacVeagh Friday night.
Fi.vo Bodies Recovered.
Cherry, 111., Special.-With the fire
5n the St. Paul mine greatly checked
-and five of the three hundred bodies
?of men who were killed by last Sat
urday's fire recovered, it is hoped
that much progress towards cleaning
?be mine will be made from now on
Charity has poured aid into the homes
.of suffering survivors but this could
not subdue the grief of Cherry's in
habitants when the sight of the dead,
lifted from the tomb, exploded their
o opes of rescuing them alive.
Norfolk Convention Opens Amid En
thusiasm For a Four-Days' Diicu
NM j oik. Va., Special.--With ov.^r
three hundred delegates in attendance
representing practically 'every Stare
on thc Atlantic Seaboard, thc second
annual convention of the Atlantic
Deeper Waterways Association open
ed here Wednesday morning for a
session of four days willi Friday set
apart for a visit and address by thc
President of the United States. The
convention, amid great enthusiasm,
was called to order by its president,
Congressman J. Hampton Moore of
Pessylvania, and the delegates were
welcomed by Mayor James G. Kid
dick of Norfolk.
Mayor Kiddick's address of wel
come was responded to by . Con
gressman W. W. Cocks of Now
York, on behalf of the delegates from
the, Northern States, and by Repres
entative Charles R. Thomas of North
Carolina on behalf of the delegates
from the Southern States.
Representative Thomas,' pointing
to the hazardous coasts of Capes Cod
and Hatteras, called attention to the
great dangers to which Atlantic coast
wise shipping is subjected, with no al
ternate inland waterways for protec
tion to this class of commerce.
"We,, of the South," declared Mr.
Thomas, "are not only ready to unite
with you of the North in unceasing ef
forts fo/ the consummation of this
great inland waterway but we are
ready io unite with you in thc de
velopment of a great commerce that
will bind the sections so closely that
sectionalism will be forgotten as if
it never existed."
Pr?sident Moore, in his address
took the general ground that the de
mand for an equitable and compre
hensive plan of waterway develop
ment as it affected transportation was
a problem which, since the passage of
the new tariff bill had taken rank as
of equal if not greater import than
that of the establishment of a safe
and stable currency.
The speaker touched upon the hus
tle and enterprise of the people of
the West fi securing congressional
aid for internal improvements, and in
this connection he said:
"We ha,-e gone on with our great
enterprises but we have not built for
the future as our wide-awake friends
of other sections of the country have
been doing. Our Eastern waterways
have remained much as their foun
ders left them."
Mr. Moore pointed out, however,
the progress that had been made by
the society and spoke of the decided
interest awakened in the project of a
deeper "waterway along the Atlantic,
coast. Most of the work of the en
gineers in making the survey of the
1,500 miles along the coast had been
completed. He closed with an appeal
to Eastern business men bringing lo
their notice the importance of ear
nest, persistent, self-sacrificing en?
deavor toj)btain for the Atlantio sea
consideration at the banda
s which it so rightly de*
1.1_u .thursday, ^ovwuocj,_,
day of thanksgiving to ?iinighty God
for the good we have received and tho
evil we have escaped. A great and
prosperous people to be happy must
be grateful and charitable. There
fore, let the people throughout th-?
State assemble on that day in their
accustomed places and worship and
tender thanks unto the Lord for His
manifold blessings and let them con
tribute to the relief of the poor and
the needy, the afflicted and the dis
tressed the widow and the orphan."
Can't Beach the Dead Miners.
Chem', 111., Special.-After four
days the St. Paul coal mine in which
are still entombed the bodies of three
hundred or more miners as a result
of last Saturday's fire, Wednesday
refused to yield up ibo dead. Utter
failure to devise any satisfactory
method of recovering the bodies left
the sitation the same as it was before.
The President Reverses His Action.
tive John M. Morehead has won out
in his fight at the White House. The
President Wednesday issued an order
revoking the appointment of Prof. J.
R. Glasson of Trinity College to be
census supervisor in the fifth district
and caused to be announced the ap
pointment of D. H. Blair, the man
recommended by Mr. Morehead. In
laking this action the President also
found it convenient to make a berth
for Professor Glasson, who is to be
appointed an enumerator of manu
Student Poses as Clack Hand.
Philadelphia, Special. - Alleging
that he posed as an influential mem
ber of a "Black Hand" gang, tho
postal inspectors Wednesday arrest
ed in this city Perry Ralph Minnick,
a student of the Drexel Institute, on
a charge of writing threatening letters
to D. T. Walker, a wealthy PhiJade?
phian. demanding $550 under penally
of death. The authorities suv Min
nick lonfessed that he demanded tho
money to pay his way through college.
President Finley in Salisbury.
Salisbury, N. C., S|>ecial.-Wednes
day was Finley day in Salisbury. Had
the genial president of Ute Southern
'?ecu thc Chief Executive of the Unit
id States his welcome could not have
cen mere cordial nor his entertain
ment mere coirplete and satisfying,
for in Salis!'ury's ta vic ou hospitality
mbiaces the men who do thing-?
'rom the moment lie arriad lo th*
vid of the banquet the eily was iii?.
Circuit Court Files Decree of
GOVERNMENT WINS A VICTORY
Judges Sanborn. Vandeventer, Hook
and Adams Concur in Favor of
Every Count Contended For-Ap
peal to Supreme Court Will be
St. Paul, Minn., Special.-In an
opinion written by Judge Walter N.
Sanborn, of St. Paul and concurred in
by Judges Vandeventer, Hook and
Adams with a special concurring
opinion by Judge Hook, the United
States Circuit Court for the ea?teru
district of Missouri Saturday handed
down an opinion declaring the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey,
an illegal combination operating iu
restraint of trade and orders its dis
The opinion of the court was filed
simultaneously in St. Louis and in St.
In this decision the government of
the United Stales wins a sweeping
victory and according to Frank B.
Kellog of this ?itv, who was the gov
ernment's special prosecuting officer,
the government has won every point
for which it contended.
Tho ease will be appealed dircet to
the United States Supreme Court as
the Judges who signed the decree, are
in effect the judges of the United
States circuit court of appeals, al
though they were sitting for the pur
pose of trying this case as the circuit
court for the eastern district of Mis
The decree of the court dissolving
the Standard Oil trust becomes effec
tive in 30 days when no doubt a stav
will be granted for the purpose of au
When the decree takes effect unless
a stay is granted, an injunction will
issue restraining the Standard Oil
Company from a further continuance
of its business under its present form
TWENTY LIVE MINERS.
Parties Searching For and Bringing
Out the Dead Find the Living.
Chem-, 111., Special.-The gamut
from deepest despair to an hysteria
of hope was run herc Saturday when
20 miners, entombed in the St. Paul
mine for a week, ?.lmost to thc hour,
were brought to the surface alive.
The story of their sufferings and
the hei-oism of their resourceful lead
ers is one of the most thrilling in all
the black histor\r of mining disasters.
Dawn broke with the bearers of
stretchers moving from the pit mouth
to the tent which served as a morgue
with bodies swollen and scorched al
most beyond human semblance. Forty
of' them had been brought up and
most of them identified when the
marvelous report shot through the
-cfrofp community: "They've
All tuuue... ....
were alive. It took six hours to bring
the. survivors to the surface. Mean
while a report spread that seventy or
more men were alive in a far reach ,
of the mine, cut off from escape by'
a bank of black damp between their
barricade and the main shaft
Searching parties on Sunday, how
ever, found no more living and con
ditions crush all hope of further suc
cess at rescue. Thirty-seven corpses
were removed and buried Sunday.
Awful Auto Tragedy.
Cuthbert, Ga.. Special.-Threexper
sons are dead and two prohablv fa
tally Injured as a result of an automo
bile accident here late Sunday. The
Curtis Wiliams, of Port Gaines. Ga.
James Shepard, of Edison. Ga. Hor
ace Shepard, of Edison, Ga. The in
jured: Miss Helene Mattox. aged 20,
Coleman, Ga. Shepard and Miss Mat
ton were going to be married.
Prominent Pennsylvania Politician
Kills Himself Accidentally.
Franklin, Pa., Special.-"Acciden
tal, slipped and-" was the con
tents of a note found Sunday night in
a dense thicket beside the body of 1.
B. Borland, aged 50 years, former
county treasurer and a prominent
politician, who had been missing from
home since Friday. A wound in thc
left leg caused Borland to bleed lo
death, according lo the coroner. Tho
accident was the resull of a hunting
trip. It was evident that Borland
began to write the note but fell ex
hausted before he could finish it.
Rockfeller Commission to Attend At
lanta Meeting in January.
Atlanta. Ga.. Special-The Rocke
feller commission for the eradication
of the hookworm disease is expected
to attend in a body the first national
conference for the study of this dis
ease, to be held in Atlanta January
IS and 19. Already the chairman.
Dr. Wiliam H.* Welch, and other
members of the commission, have
signified their intention of attending.
President Taft at Hampton.
Hampton. Va., Special.-Assuminc
his duties a sa member of the boan!
of trustee sand dedaring that he
wis]?eel by that representation to tes
tify to the interest of thc America::
pcoplo in the pruVicni* I cing worker
out by the school. President Tnfl
sr.-tnt all (if Saturday at thc Hampton
Normal Institu? p. for Indian and ne
gro hoys and sirls. Ile a'tended dav
ine the morning a meet ins of thc
hoard, inspected Ibo buildings aile
guns, icvicwcd the students.
PRES. FINLEY TO FARMERS
Sees a Great Future For the Fanner
and Pleads Against an Unfriendly
Attitude and Unjust Verdicts
Against Railroads-The Railroads,
the Farmer, Manufacturer and
Miner Need to Stand Shoulder to
Salisbury, N. C., Special.-In au
address at a meeting of farmers in
Salisbury on November 17 President
Finley, ot" thc Southern Railway Com
pany, took a very optimistic view of
the future of agriculture in tbe South
ern States. He began by saying:
"No one can look forward into tho
future with greater confidence than
can the farmer, and in my opinion
there is no area of equal extent in
the world where the agricultural out
look is better than in our Southern
He directed attention to the de
pendence of all the peoples of thc
earth upon the farmer for food and
clothing, tracing the causes of periods
of low prices for farm products in the
Nineteenth Century in large measure
to the opening up of extensive areas
to agriculture and expressing the be
lief that such relatively rapid increas
es in the supply of farm products in
the future were not probable. Show
ing by comparative, statistics the rate
at "which the demand for cotton goods
is increasing, he expressed the belief
that "we may look forward to a time
in the not distant future when the
world will call on the American cot
ton planters for 20,000,000 bales an
nually,'1' while, at the same time,
there would be an increased demand
ot home and abroad, for cotton seed
products. Yet he did not counsel the
growing of cotton to the neglect of!
other crops, but advised that the iu
cerased production needed to keep
pace with the demand of the world
should be secured hy more intensive
cultivation and by the growing of oth
er crops with cotton.:
Speaking from the viewpoint of one
in touch with the relations of supply
and demand affecting different com
modities in the United States and in
foreign countries, Mr. Finley, with a
view to making suggestions of practi
cal value, emphasized the opportuni
ties in the, South for the production
of grains, hay, fruits, vegetables, live
stock, poultry and dairy products,
giving special attention to the market
opportunities ,for/ Suothern grown
cabbages, Irish potatoes, and sweet
i potatoes. He showed that farmers in
some localities in the South were
shipping these products both to North
ern and Southern markets and were
finding the business so profitable as
to warrant increased production.
Referring to the dependence of ag
ricultaral prosperity on supply and
demaind, he pointed out that the con
dition most favorable to the farmer
is one in which wide-spread prosper
ity prevails in our own and other
lands," and that ability to reach a
market was equally as important as
the existence of the market. The
farmer, therefore, had a vital interest
in the highways from his farm yard
to the ynarkets' of the world. After
referring to the importance of good
country highways, Mr. Finley pointed
out that the interest of the farmer in
way iaciiiuea ut ?.i,?,
little more than sufficient for meet
ing present demands, and were rela
tively less than those of some other
^arts of the country, Mr. Finley
"It is manifestly to the interest of
this section that the railways, as in
strumentalities of transportation,
should be built up and strengthened.
Even a superficial glance at'those sec
tions which are most prosperous will
demonstrate that their prosperity is
largely based upon the perfection of
their transportation facilities. Those
producing communities which have
the easiest, quickest and most reliable
ways to market can sell quicker and
more certainly, and thus possess
commercial advantages over com
munities less favored with means cf
"It is, therefore, short-sighted in
any community to permit any other
section, by a larger, move stable, or
more conservative policy, to stimu
late and encourage, to^a greater ex
tent than it itself does, the develop
ment of transportation facilities. To.
the extent that any community per
mits this, it surrenders to its rival thc
commercial advantage which differen
tiates the growing and prosperous
from the laggard and stagnant com
"In view of these g?nerai consider
ations, which 'are universally accept
ed as sound by thoughtful men, it be
comes important to induire what the
public in any locality can rio to pro
mote, this important interest.
"Thc fundamental tiling to accom
plish is to make the investment in
transportation facilities in that local
ity attractive to the honest investor.
"I is in no way (iillicnlt to deter
mine what will do this. All any sen
sible man has to do is io'inquire of
himself what would make an invset
mcnt for his savings attractive lo him,
and bc may rest assured that the con
siderations which, would induce bim
to invest his savings are of the same
general nature, and are based upon
the same principles nf human action,
as those which inlluence and control
"In the first place, be would ask
himself whether thc proposed invest
ment is safe, and
"Second, whether it would bring in
as large a return as any other invest
ment that might bc open to him as an
"If he could answer both of these,
questions in the affirmative, bc would
not hesitate to make the investment.,
if. however, he should cone hide cither j
that thc investment is unsafe, or thal
he could not rely upon as good a re
turn from it as from some other in
vestment, the prudent man would not
venture to make it.
"It is apparent, therefore, that
those communities which want their
transportation to be gradually im
proved and perfected, must find some
means of convincing the investor that
Iiis investment in that community will
be safe and that it will bring him as
good geturns as an investment in any
other linc fo business.
"This is also the thing in regard to
which the railway manager, who
needs funds to develop his system, is
all the time trying to convince inves
tors. To aid in this is equally the in
terest and the duty of the public
which wants and needs increased and
improved transportation facilities.
"In order to make the investor be
lieve that his investment is safe in
any community, it is necessary to
convince him that it is protected by a
conservative and just public opinion.
"He cannot feel satisfied if one
measure o? justice is, in that com
munity, by juries ia litigated cases,
meted out to an individual litigant
and a different and smaller measure
of justice is meted out to the corpora
tion in which.it is sought to induce
him to become an investor. It is,
therefore, r.ot only right, but it is
wise, in any community, to insist
through the medium of an enlighten
ed unyielding public sentiment, that
there shall be but one measure of jus
tice for all litigants, and that railway
companies and individual litigants
shall bo treated exactly alike-in oth
er words, that there shall be equal
justice to all, and no excessive or un
just verdicts against any. .
"I feel, therefore, that I am mak
ing a plea, not, only in behalf of the
railway that I especially represent,
but also in behalf of justice and the
public welfare, when I ask that a
public sentiment shall be created
which will discourage the giving of
excessive and oppressive verdicts
against railroad companies.
"I do not believe that there are two
opinions among candid and consider
ate men as to the injustice that is apt
to be visited upon corporation liti
gants by large verdicts.
"I have no doubt that frequently
the jury itself is unconscious of the
injustice of its action. It is difficult,
to avoid being influenced by a feeling
of sympathy for an injured indivi
dual. It is also difficult to escape the
feeling that a railwav company is
great, and powerful, and rich, and is
entitled to no consideration. And vet
railway companies are not great or
powerful, for they have little oppor
tunity of making friends. In this
Southern count ry they are not rich,
but are still straggling to equip
themselves adequately for the public
service ,and to keep pace with the
wonderful commercial development of
our people. They need money for
their development and improvements
which they cannot obtain from their
current earnings, and which cannot
be supplied to them by law. but must
come from voluntary investors. To
get it, they must give assurance of a
constructive and helpful sentiment
and of just treatment by juries and in
the making of laws.
"The fact that verdicts are in
many instances most excessive, and
tu?? fiiprp is a growing tendency to
-?*. -fail to ar
"We wish to t>cL.iiu
without putting the claimants to the
necessity of going into court, and it
is our effort to do so. Where, how
ever, it is believed that a claim is al
togther unjust, or that the amount de
manded is excessive, there is nothing
for ns lo do but to permit it to take
tlie course of litigation. We ought to
bc permitted to do so confident of
receiving that measure of justice, and
that measure only, which is meted out
to an individual in his controverted
"The fact that at present there is,
in a degree, one measure of justice for
the corporation and another for the
individu?l is, I think, the result of a
certain thoughtlessness on the, part of
the public. I am confident that the
only thing necessary to correct it is
to bring he fair-minded Americau
people to a realization of the fact tha; j
justice is, and of right ought to bc,
the same, whether the issue be be
tween two individuals or between an
individual on the one side and a cor
poration on the other-the corpora
tion being but an association of indi
viduals, the property rights of each
one of whom are as sacred as tho
property rights of any other Ameri
"It is sometimes suggested that
some of our friends of thc legal pro
fession are, in a measure, responsible
for encouraging the filing o? exces
sive claims. This was thc idea con
veyed by a recent cartoon, in which a
man who had fallen from a street car
was represented as saying: ? i feel all
right, hut 1 can't tell whether I'm
hurt until I see a lawyer.' "
Looking forward into the future.
Mr. Finley expressed thc belief thal
Southern agricultural and industrial
development would continue. He did
not view willi alarm thc tendency of
young pccple to have thu farm, but
believed that, with the increased at
tractiveness and profitableness <>H
farm lifo, the tide would tura in the
other direction. Referring to thc
good work hoing Jone by the agricul
tural press of thc South, he spoke of
a series of articles on how to make
$500 more a year from (he farm, and,
showing that an average of $000 more
a year would add $.004.705.500 to the
annual income of thc farmers of the
South, he said :
"To the railway officials these fig
ures suggest i rain-loads of coll?n, of
fruits and vegetables, of hogs and
cattle, and of dairy product:; to be
handled to market. They suggest car
loads of agricultural implements and
machinery, of pianos, of carriages and
automobiles, and of other articles con-j
tributing to t?>? eorafort and eenven
ience of the farmer and his family.
Is it to be wondered that those re
sponsible for the management of the
railways of the South, see::.ng this ag
ricultural advance going hand in hand
with continued industrial develop
ment, should have faith in their terri
tory and should be striving to tho
utmost to increase the carrying capa
city of their lines so as to be able
properly to handle the increase in
traffic which is sure to come?
"Looking forward into the future,
Mr. Chairman, we see the farmer, the
railway man, the miner, the manufac
turer, and the merchant working to
gether, shoulder to shoulder, and
bringing to our Southern people con
stantly increasing prosperity and hap
piness, in which no one will share
more fully than the Southern farm
Prince George has resigned his
commission as Admiral of the Grecian
Dr. William Arnold Shanklin has
been installed as president of Wes
Deputy Comptroller John IT. Mc
Cooey was elected Democratic leader
ut Kings County, N. Y.
Senator Cullom, of Illinois, de
clared '.hat the negroes are responsi
ble for the "solid South."
Ex-Justice and Mrs. Pryor observed
the sixty-first anniversary of their
wedding in New York City.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Canada's
Premier, declared it could not yet he
said there would be no wars.
President Taft received a silver
cup engraved with his best gol! score
at a luncheon in Augusta, Ga.
Cipriano Castro, ex-President of
Venezuela, left Santander, Spain, for
Malaga, to reside permanently.
Dr. Felix Adler declared that while
he thought woman suffrage right in
theory it was wrong in practice.
M. Briand, the French Premier,
has announced his approval of ulti
mate electoral reform in France.
The Archduke Franz Ferdinand
and his wife, the Duchess of Hohen
berg, were the guests of Kaiser Wil
helm at Potsdam.
Senator Aldrich, at St. Louis, said
that foreign systems could not be
adapted to the needs of a reformed
currency in the United States.
Emperor William told Count Zep
pelin that he had promised the Em
press that he would never make an
ascent in an aeroplane or a dirigible
The Rev. Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis
tells of a remarkable clairvoyant
power possessed by a woman member
of his congregation, who could tell
what her son was drinking in another
FEMININE NEWS NOTES.
Mrs. Grace Van Studdiford received
a decree of absolute divorce in St.
Mrs. C. C. Kenelly has been ap
pointed probation officer of the New
Orleans Juvenile Court by Judge Wil
Miss Winfred S. Gibbs, of New
York City, has taken up the work of
teaching the orphans of that city how
The Wesleyan Conference of Eng
land recently passed by a large major
ity a motion to admit women as lay
Prominent women of St. Louis en
' ? Russian laborer upon the
Brooklyn Bridge, J ne nonce um uu>
protect the women.
Gertrude Gaynor, eldest daughter
of the Mayor-elect of New York City,
is reported to he engaged to A. S.
Wethcrel, a wealthy member of the
summer colony at St. James.
. Miss Susanne Henning, daughter ol
a New York millionaire, married
Marquis Antoine de Charette, ol
France, at a brilliant wedding in St.
Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.
Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, Chicago's
new $10.000 a year Superintendent of
Schools, believes heartily in indus
trial education. "I think all children
should bc taught to do something
with their hands,'' says Mrs. Young.
Only three bidders attended the
auction sale of the Walt Whitman
A fast mail schedule between New
York City and Los Angeles, Cal., was
announced at Washington, D. C.
Miss Margaret Illington, formerly
the wife or Daniel Froh mar, was mar
ried to E. J. Bowes, of Tacoma.
Canada's winter social season was
opened by a brilliant drawing room
in the Senate chamber at Ottawa.
A bomb burst close to Viceroy
Min to's carriage as he and the
Countess were driving in Ahmedabad,
A national movement has started
to rais(i $2.300.000 for a great
memorial building to George Wash
Women and children were sent
flown the Skeena River in canoes to
Princa Rupert, owing to the threaten
ing attitude ot tho Indians.
A granddaughter o? Henry Ward
Beecher, who was one of Mrs. Stet
son's pupils in Christian Science, said
that. Mrs. Stetson's students were in
structed to regard her as Christ.
A member of the Czar's suite, at]
St. Petersburg, said that General
Count Spiridovitch has no standing
in the Russian Court, although he is
a nobleman of Llthuuian descent.
Members o? the athletic association
of the G-eene Avenue I ssbyterian
Church, Brooklyn, N. Y" left the
church because the pastor ordered
Hiern to discontinue the blackball sys
tem in passing on would-be mem
The United States Supreme Court,
at Washington, D. C., sentenced Sher
iff Shipp, ol' Chattanooga, and two
others, to ninety days, and three men
to sixty days' imprisonment, because
of the lynching of a negro while his
case was pending before the Court.
lt is the first time the Court ever
punished contempt by imprisonment.
Hollow Horn Boar, chief of all the
Sioux, ls the first Uvlns man to have
his portra't oa the national currency.
LANDSLIDE KILLS SIX
Without Warning the m
Tumbles Upon Them.
SMOTHERED BY TONS OF EARTH
Ono Escapes Death Through Help of
His Fellow Worker Who Loses His
Winston-Salem, N. C., Special-Six
men were almost instantly killed and
one was seriously injured here Tues
day morning shortly before 10 o 'clock
by a landslide of tons of dirt from
the side of an abutment being con
structed .for the 600-foot bridgo
across the ?Salem creek valley, on the
first section of the Southbound Rail
road. The dead, all white men, are:
Lesso Friesland of Iredell county;
Carl Dortschmidt, a German; Carl
Ebner, a German: Franz Liebman, a
German; Alfred Lippner, a German.
The injured man is Oscar Mise, of
Norfolk, Va., badly crushed, but will
recover. Three others were injured
The men were excavating at the
side of a great hill, working with,
picks and shovels nearly fifty feet bc
lov/ the top of the embankment when
tons of earth broke en . masse from
the mainland and. covered them. A
few, by dint of terrific struggles, man
aged to extricate their arms from
the mass, and the four-score laborera
near by rushed to their assistance.
Eut at once a second crumbling of
thousands of cubic feet of earth
above swept the rescuers aside in tho
twinkling of an eye, and buried the
seven victims hopelessly.
It was nearly an hour before th?
first dead body was recovered, so.
deep was the mass of earth which
had crumbled down the embankment.
The last body was taken out at 1
o'clock. Each was easily recognized,
tine earth had crushed the breath from
their bodies without battering them..
Mis?-, the Norfolk man, was saved
only by the efforts of a comrade, who
himself was killed. This man had
braced himself somewhat as the dirt
began to settle about him, pulling up
his etat and crossing his hands. "His
body was just above Mite's, and be
tween them there was enough air to
permit Mise to live until he <ould
be dug out.
Young Bullin. son of James Bullio
of Stokes county, had got a job on
the work only Monday. The Ger
mans were among a party of seven
teen that has been brought here from
an employment agency in New York
City about ten days ago. The surviv
ing comrades stolidly acepted the
catastrophe; they speak English very
NO HOFE FOR THE MINERS.
Fire Ranges Within and Nothing Can
Be Done to Secure Even the Bodies
of thc Entombed Men
Cherry. 111., Special.-When th?
entombed men, or more likely their
bodies, will be brought to the surface
is doubtful. None of the officer;- be
lieve that any of the 300 entombed
men are alive, but nothing more ir
supply o? hose and chemical -
tinguishers. The seal over the mouth
of the shaft was perforated and it
was intended to force water and
chemicals down through pipes. A
thermometer plunged into the sand
scattered on top of the seal showed
a temperature of 110 decrees, indi
cating that the heat in the inten?*
of the mine must have been intense.
"It's no use." said Chief Horan.
"To lift the lid today would mean
that the whole mine would blaze up
and there would be no possibility of
recovering even the bodies. The coal
deposits would take fire and the tim
ber supports would crumble."
The only progress made Tuesday
was iu organizing relief work for the
many destitute remnants of families.
Pell Company Gets Control of West
Boston, Special.-A long stride to
ward the complete control by one
corporation of all wire communication
ia the United States was made Tues
day in the acquisition by the Ameri
can Telephone & Telegraph Co. of
the control of the Western Union
Telegraph Company. In order to
make the absorption complete, the in
corporation of a new billion dollar
company, it is said, will be necessary
?to include the $592,475r400 of bonds
and stocks of the American Tele
phone Co* jpany.
White Man Given'a 20-Year Sentence.
Savannah, Ga., Special.-Twenty
years in the penitentiary was the pun
ishment meted out to James D. D?
cris Tuesday in Chatham superior
court, fer his attack and assauK upon
a 14-year-old white girl near the out
skirts of the city several months, asro,
after he had lured her from he-v moth
er's charge by promise of finding
work for her. The girl's story on
the witness stand brought tears to
the eyes of hearers.
Girl Burned to Death.
New York, Special.-The third se
rious factory fire in New York within
two wcks occurred in Glcnhill's wal?
paper plant on West Thirty-fourth
street late Tuesday. One girl em
ploye, Annie O'Brien, humeri io
death, and three firemen and a police
man are suffering from bums receiv
ed in assisting the 175 employe;? to
escape. The fire started from an cx
nlosinn of chemicals and spread m
rapidly that many of thc em plo ves
had tn jump from window? to iotv?