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FIRST DAY CLASHES
Mild Troubles Follow Walkout
CITY IS STIRRED THROUGHOUT.
At Least 60,000 Men Have Now Quit
Their Jobs, So Estimate tie Labor
Leaders, Though it is Thous ht to be
Philadelphia, Pa., Special;-The
general sympathetic strike, the su
preme and final effort of organized
labor to win the fight of the trolley
men for recognition of their union,
which began here two weeks ago, is
now in full swings
Acting on the orders \>i the com
mittee of ten of the Central Labor
Union, which is directing this de
monstration of the power of union,
labor workers in many trades ceas
ed work Saturday as a protest
against the refusal of the Philadel
phia Rapid Transit Company to ad
just the grievances of striking con
ductors and motormen or treat with
the officers of the Amalgamated As
sociation of Street and Electric
In the Central part of the city
the first persons to feel the effect of
the m?ndate were the users of pub
lic hacks and taxicabs.. Riders, in
these vehicles, when the clocks struck
midnight were politely informed by
the drivers that it would be neces
sary to walk the remainder of the
way. Then the non-union "cabbies,"
whether from sympathy with the car
men or fear ot injury, withdrew
from the streets.
Several union trades remained at
wrok, among them the printers, whose
committee voted not to join the
strike, although most of the job men
were anxious to join in th? strike.
Philadelphia will thus not be depriv
ed of its newspapers.
More than the tie-up of business,
the authorities fear the thronging of
the thousand" of idle people on the
streets and tne disorder that almost
inevitably ensues. Since the trolley
strike begun the greatest distur
bances have occurred on the days
when work was generally suspended
-Sundays and Saturday afternoon.
Tho greatest trouble Saturday was
experienced by the police at Indepen
dence square, the very centre of the
city, where despite the announce
men by Mayor Reyburn that no dem
onstration could be held on that
historic ground, a crowd estimated
at 25,000 persons gathered to par
ticipate in or watch the demonstra
tions of organized labor.
Policemen, mounted and afoot,
were there by the score with strict
orders to keep the crowd moving.
This was accomplished and it is
due to the patience, carefulness and
steadiness of the polic?' that no se
rious outbreak occurred.
A statement issued, by the labor
leaders says: "Let the Philadelphia
Rapid Transit company reinstate all
employes now on strike to their old
positions and let the company then
appoint one arbitrator, and we one,
these two to be disinterested parties.
Let the two thus selected choose a
third person and both parties to the
dispute submit all questions to the
board, the decision of the majority
to be final and binding/'
_ This includes recognition of the
union, one of the issues between the
transit company and its striking em
The general strike, which went into
effect at midnight, rbas taken away
from their jobs according to the esti
mate of the labor leaders, between
55,000 and 70,000 men. The police
men say the number only reached
about 30,000. i
No matter which is true, there
have been ominous looking bands
of idle ones passing through 1 the
streets in almost every section of
the city ever since morning. It
didn't take much to stir them into
action, and before long the Rapid
Transit people deemed it wise not to
run very many cars.
Shoots School Girl.
New York, Special.-Because he
was being teased by a number of
echo ol children Jan on . Vamosky, a
tailor, fired into a crowd in front of
his shop and 15-year-old Nita Pincer
fell to the pavement with a bullet in
her left side. .
Are Warned to Leave Ky Town.
Lexington, Ky., Special.-A mes
sage from Pikeville says whites and
negroes were on the verge of a clash
there Saturday ai the result of an
attempt by a negro to murder Mar
ion Cecil, a prominent lawyer.
Posters have been distributed ali
over the town warning the negroes to
leave. The negroes are reported to
being arming to resist the whites if
any attempt is made to force them to
leave the towns. . Pikeville is the
scene of the former feud battles be
tween the McCoy and Hatfield fac
Gas Kills Indians.
Washington, Special.-One of the
most picturesque chieftains of the
Indian race and his nephew, both
members of the Chippewa tribe in
Minnesota, were found' dead in a
Washington hotel, the victims of -
aspbyxation. The dead chief was
than. 95 years old, and bis. unfortunate
companion was A-ne-way*way-aush.
Wounded Negro Banded.
Tampa, Fla., Special.-^Unable to
stand as a result, of wounds be re
ceived when he was captured, Roland
Flowers, the assailant of Mrs. Jane
Ellerbee. made a lull confession from
the gallows Saturday, just before the.
t*ap was sprung, and he was sent in
to eternity. Flowers advised the sev
eral hi ndred negroes, who heard him,
to remember that there is but one re
sult of such crimes as he committed.
When he had finished his statement
he was lifted to his feet, the noose
adjusted and the trap sprung. - '
Demand the Proof,
Washington, D. C., Special.
Proofs of Commander Peary's dis
covery of the North Pole caused a
row in the subcommittee of the House
Committee on Naval Affairs Satur
day. Two members of the National
Geographic Society appeared before
the committee with copies of Mr.
Peary's proofs to urge the granting
of a suitable reward by Congress to
the noted explorer, but the commit
tee declined to receive them in con
fidence, with the ultimate result that
the committee has made, it know
that unless the Peary proofs are
forthcoming to the full satisfaction
of the committee that every bill in
troduced for the purpose of reward
ing the North Pole discoverer will >e
Identified After 14 Years.
Pittsburg, Special.-"This is the
man who bound me and my wife and
burned our feet until we told where
we had hidden our money," fcaid1
John Wagner, 80 years old, as he
picked Frank Donohue out of a line
of eight men at the Etna Police
Station. "It is 14 years ago, but I
shall never forget his face. I have
prayed that the guilty one would be
captured, because those men were re
sponsible for my wife's death."
Wants Roosevelt As Editor.
New York, Special.-W. J. Arkell,
a well-known publisher of Canajo
harie, N. Y., who formerly owned a
weekly magazine in this city, admit
ted that he had attempted to buy the
New York Sun and had hoped to
have Theodore Roosevelt for editor.
I got in touch with the Laffan people
and offered $2,000,000. They replied
that they had already refused $3,500,
000. Later I may try again, but not
at $3,500,000. There is a small syn
dicate of us who believe that it would
be advantageous for the country to
have Mr. Roosevelt at the head of
a big daily paper."
Low Rate Messages.
Chicago, Special.-The night ser
vice of thc Western Union and Postal
Telegraph companies, which is to be
known as the night letter service, was
put in actual operation on Monday,
March 7. The letter will be handled
under the usual regulations covering
the transmission of messages and will
be received at any time of day up to
midnight but ?will not be put on the
wires until night and until after the
day business had been cleared.
The charges for this night letter
service will be the standard day
rate for ten words for the transmis
sion of 50 words or less, and one-fifth
of this rate will be charged for each
additional 10 words or less.
Asks Fifteen Million.
New Orleans, Special.-Plans to
hold an exposition in New Orcans to
commemorate the completion of the
Panama Canal were acted on Friday
by an .executive committee, lt was
decided that a committee headed by
Governor Sanders, of Louisiana and
Mayor Bchrmau, of New Orleans,
should be at once sent to Washing
ton lo seek Federal, aid. Fifteen mil
lion dollars will be required, the com
Divorce is Absolute.
New York, Special.-The final de:
cree granting an absolute divorce to
Mrs. Ave Willing Astor, from Col.
John Jacob Astor, has been signed by
Justice Isaac N. Mills, in the Su
preme Court at White Plains. The
decree carries an agreement by which
Col. Astor pays his former wife
$300,000 a year income and $10,000,
000 in cash or securities in a lump
Ninety-Two Crushed by Snow.
Winnepeg, Mich., Special.-At fl
o'clock Saturday night Canadian
Pacific officials announced that 92
had met death and 14 injured were
in the hospitals as a result of the
avalanche at Rogers Pass.
To Welcome Roosevelt.
New York, Special.-Eminent men
of various political faiths and relig
ions, leaders in the financial and
business world, and professional men
-150 in all-have been named by
Mayor Gaynor as a committee to Co
honor to ex-President Roosevelt on
his return in June from his hunting
trip in Africa. The committee is
headed by Cornelius Vanderbilt.
Job Not So Easy.
Washington, Special. - President
Taft made his first anniversary
speech at a dinner of the Tweuty
Four-Hour-a-Day Club of the Young
Men's Christian Association Sunday.
The President frankly told his audi
tors that being a President was no
Ask Morse's Pardon.
Dallas, Texas-, Special.-Petitions
are being numerously signed here
isking President Taft to pardon
Charles W. Morse.
$11 Hog In Portland, Ore.
Portland, Ore., Special.-Choice
hogs sold for $11 a hundred at the
Union Stock Yards here Saturday.
Bad Conditions Exist.
Tacoma, Wash., Special.-Condi
iions in the mountains are terrible.
Several bridges are gone and in one
place, three-quarters of a mile of
railway track is wiped out. In spots
the track is under 50 feet of rock,
.rees, and snow.
Big Gas Bill Paid.
New York, Special-Father Knick
erbocker is at last in a way to pay
the largest gas bill on record, follow
ing a tentative agreement reached be
tween the city and the Consolidated
Gas Company by which the city will
save approximately $1,500,000. The
city owed more than $6,000,0000 foi
lighting and the Gas Company more
than $7,000,000 for unpaid franchise
taxes. A balance will now be struck
and all accounts settled by payment
of about $500,000 to thc city.
Scope of Rockefeller Enter
prise Very Broad.
WILL INCORPORATE FOUNDATION
Ideas of Founders Extend to Every
Sort of Elemosynary Institution
A Sill Introduced to Secure the
Washington, Special.-Steps were
taken Thursday to incorporate the
Rockefeller foundation in the Dis
trict of Columbia. The bill for this
purpose was introduced by Senator
Gallinger and was referred to the
Committee on Judiciary. The pur
pose of the foundation is to provide
for a general organization to conduct
philanthropic enterprises along
ail lines. It is understood that the
foundation will be endowed largely
by John D. Rockefeller, and that he
takes this means to dispose of large
part of his enormous wealth.
The incorporators are John D.
Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller, Jr.,
Fred T. Gates, Starr J. Murphy and
Chales 0. Heydt. These incorpora
tors are authorized to select assist
ants not to exceed a total of 20, and
it is provided that there shall not be
at any time less than five.
It was said by Senator Gallinger
that Mr. Rockefeller already had
given away $52,000,000, and that he
was seeking a method of disposing
of his fortune that would benefit
Refuses His Fardon.
Washington, D. C., Special.-Free
dom was granted by presidential
clemency to Thomas J. Taylor, who
has been serving a life imprison
ment term in the Atlanta peniten
tiary for killing his wife, whom he
suspected of infidelity, in Washing
ton, fifteen years ago.
Since his incarceration at Atlanta
Taylor has become an expert pharma
cist and his record in prison has been
an excellent one. During a serious
smallpox epidemic the prisoner iso
lated himself with the sick patients
and nursed them.
He has declined to take advantage
of the pardon granted to him by Pres
ident Taft, and has asked to be al
lowed to remain as one of the utrus-'
ties" of the institution. He will re
main in this capacity.
Halley's Comet Visible.
Washington, D. C., Special.-Wash
ington astronomers and others inter
ested in the flight of Halley's comet,
are daily watching the progress of
that -phenomenon, which can easily
been seen with the aid of a pair of
operat glasses. t
The comet is slightly west of the
star Delta, of the constellation of the
fish. The easiest way to locate it is
from the three bright stars of the
constellation of aries, from which it
is one hour and twenty minutes of
arc in a southwesterly direction.
Thc comet may soon be visible to
the naked eye, but at present can be
seen with ordinary glasses. The ob
servatory at Georgetown is keeping
close on its course, and its flight is
Two Killed in Hotel Fire.
.Montgomery, Ala., Special-In a
fire which destroyed the St. Clair Ho
tel, at Uniontown, Wesley Davis, a
printer, was burned to death. A ne
gro employee was kiled by a falling
wall. Five others were hurt, but
To Study Our Phones.
Paris, By Cable.-M. Milon. sub
chief of the telephone service of Par
is has left for the United States to
study thc American systems of tele
phony. His object is to recommend
improvements in the Paris service,
which is subject to universal com
High Price Faid for Hogs.
Chicago, Special.-The highest
price paid for live hogg since 1870
brought an even $10 a hundred
weight at the stock yards Friday.
Sixty-six head of hogs, averaging
264 pounds each, were sold at this
price. In Pittsburg a rise of 5 cents
brought the price of prime heavy
weight hogs up to $10.20 per hun
dredweight at the stockyards.
President of Panama Dies.
Panama, By Cable.-Jose Domin
go de Obaldia, president of Panama,
died from heart disease at 2:30
o'clock Wednesday. He had been
sick only since Friday.
President Obadaldia was elected on
July 12, 1908. He bad before acted
as the chief executive during the ab
sence of President Amador. He was
formerly minister to the United
States. He was born 63 j'ears ago,
and was a son of Former President
Obaldia of Colombia.
The new president of Panama will
be Dr. C. A. Mendoza.
Chicago, Special.-James A. Pat
ten, corn, wheat, and later cotton
king, is to retire from the pit. This
announcement was' made positive by
Patten himself, who declares he will
sail for Europe and not return until
April 1. With the retirement from
active dealing in grain and cotton
also will come the withdrawal from
the pit of his brother, George W.
Patten, and his partner of years, Wm.
Texas Negro Lynched.
Dallas, Texas, Special.-Allen
Brooks, a negro charged with assault
ing a 3-year-old white girl last week,
was lynched here Thursday by a mob
of 5,000 men.
Brooks was in the court room
awaiting trial when the mob surged
by the officers and threw the negro
from the second story window, break
ing his neck. A rope was then plac
ed around the dead man's neck and
he was dragged down the Main
street, a dist-?nce o? ten blocks to the
Elks' arch,-where it was Strunk up.
News Note? of General Imtoreft
From All Parts of the Stat?.
Delinquents and tbs Excise Law.
Several hundred corporations of
South Carolina are liable to a fine of
not less than $1,000, and not more
than $10,000, for. not making the
proper return to the collector of in
ternal revenue as required by the ex
cise tax law, which was enacted last
year by congress.
Every mail brought hundreds of
letters yesterday andythe telephone
and telegraph wires were used fre
quently by the heads of the different
corporations of the State. Just how
many filed the proper returns and
just how many failed to can not be
stated at this time. No statistics are
available at the internal revenue of
fice, for it will require several weeks
to complete all of the data sent in.
Every corporation, insurance ocm
pan}', joint stock company, and asso
ciation doing business in the State at
any time during the past year was re
quired to make return. Every cor
poration having a net income of over
$5,000 is taxed 1 per cent under tb*?
excise tax law. Numbers of sm
companies have not made returr ,
the managers were under the i s
sion that a company tba? not
make over $5,000 was not i- . ..ired to
The number of corporations failing
to make return is estimated as from
300 to 500. These companies will be
fined at least $1,000, unless the time
for the making the return is extend
ed by congress.
Micah Jenkins, the collector of in
ternal revenue at this place, has giv
en wide publicity to the act.
Life Imprisonment for Wealthy
W. T. Jones has been refused a
new trial by the State Supreme Court
which heard his appeal on Monday,
Jau. 3rd. This announcement of the
highest tribunal in the State of South
Carolina removes the hope of the
prisoner in his fight for liberty.
The history of the now famous
Jones case is one that has excited
widespread interest, because of the
prominence and wealth of the prin
cipals, and the very sensational fea
tures brought out at the inquest and
at the trial, and the bard fought, con
tinued and able efforts that have been
put forth by the defendant's counsel
in the attempt to keep him from hav
ing to receive the punishment provi
ded by law and imposed by the pre
siding judge after the jury hearing
the ease had rendered a verdict of
guilty of murder with recommenda
tion to mercy.
It was on Sunday night, July 5th,
1908, that W. T.^Jojaes, one of the
largest laud owners; and wealthiest
men in that section poisoned his wife,
who died in agony, repeating the
"The South Carolina."
The battleship, "South Carolina,'9
has been placed in commission at the
Philadelphia navy yard. She and her
sister ship, the "Michigan," are the
most powerful vessels in the navy.
The new ship will sail on Sunday for
Hampton Roads and later will pro
ceed to Charleston. There it will be
given a handsome silver service by
the Daughters of the American Rev
Bain and Temperature.
Thc greatest amount of precipita
tion in any 24 hours in South Cai*o
lina during Februarv was 4.33 inches
on the 23rd and 24th. The total for
the month was 6.98 inches, and tho
average for 23 years is 4.75. In tho
miscellaneous phenomena of days;
fog, three days; thunderstorms, four
S. C. Advertised in West,
That South Carolina is well ad
vertised throughout the West is aptly
shown by a letter received by the De
partment of Agriculture. The writer
of the Iettpr is a farmer residing in
the Yellowstone river valley and he
asks what ingredients are to be used
to make his molasses brighter.
In bad health, and suffering from a
series of incurable carbunkles, W. P.
Williams, for years foreman of the
planing mills, of the Sumter Pine &
Cypress Co., Sumter, S. C., put an
end to all of his earthly trouble by
shooting himself in the head.
Charles C. Cooper, a well-known
salesman in Columbia, S. C., and Miss
Julia L. Abernethy, of Charlotte, N.
C., were married in the parlor of the
Huffine Hotel Wednesday morning
shortly after midnight.
Senator Tillman will take a trip to
Europe as soon as he has recovered
sufficiently to travel.
Thirty cases were disposed of at
the criminal court of Darlington and
$2,000 in fines collected.
George Metts, a well-to-do farmer,
of Branchville, is dead. He buried
his son last Thursday.
Miss Merraonie Wy son, of Flor
ence, was badly burned at her home
while attempting to make a fire.
The city j council of Florence bas
awarded a . contract for building a
Plann are on foot in Chester for
the -organization of a knitting mill.
The etnerprise is under the manage
ment of E. B. Reid," of Newherry.
Maj. Edward Willias, a well-known
citizen of Charleston, is dead.
An important farmers' telephone
line will soon be connected with the
telephone exchange of the Southern
Bell and Telegraph Co. in Orange
burg. The line will extend about 7
miles from Orangeburg out on the
Cannon B?dge road.
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Recent raids on "blind tigers" in
Danville, Ky., and vicinity have re
sulted in more than 250 arrests, with
2on viciions in 155 cases and fully 100
more to be tried. Fines already as
sessed for violations of the liquor
laws aggregate $9,000, and workhouse
sentences amounting to 2,000 days
have been imposed. Danville is one
of Kentucky's "dry" spots, and in
the effort to enforce the laws even
the trains are watched.
The body of a negro boy, identified
as Dan Williams, who has been miss
ing from his home since before
Christmas, was found under the coal
shed of the Charleston & Western
Carolina Road at Port Royal, S. C.
Dr. Sams, county " coroner, went to
Port Royal and examined the body,
and found that the boy had come to
his death from natural causes, there
being no sign of violence.
Counsel for Mrs. Ava Willing As
tor has filed in White Plains, N. Y.,
a note of issue for a motion to make
permanent the interlocutory decree
of divorce she obtained from Col.
John Jacob Astor, granted by Justice
Mills at New York more than three
Daniel Collins Graves, the "Paul
Revere" of one of the greate?it disas
ters that New England has known,
the Mill river flood of 1874, is dead
it his home in Williamsburg, Pa. He
was 70 years old.
Mrs. Grace Gayou, aged 19, was
?hot and killed in a store at 3019 E.
18th street, New York, by Louis Hill
son, who then killed himself after he
had assaulted and severely beaten
Jack Doyle, a rival for Mrs. Glayou 'c
In a miserable room on the second
floor of a Memphis, Tenn., deserted
building on Madison avenue, the
body of J. S. Lockeridge, .about 65
years old, has lain, it is believed since
the latter part of November. With
no relatives in the city and no friends
to investigate his absence his death
was not discovered until this week
when contractors began to raise the
building. Tn a pocket was a letter
from W. J. Wells, of 132 Silter street
Texarkana, Tex., who signed himself
"Your loving nephew." Enclosed
was a short letter written in the
round baby hand of his nephew's
little daughter, in which she said she
wished "papa's uncle would come
and make them a long visit."
Mr. F. M. Sawyer, an architect, is
to bring suit against the Charlotte
(N. C.) Sanatorium for $100,000, al
leging damages to Mrs. Sawyer as
the effects of administering ether
from an operation.
Fire in Hobart, Okla., destroyed
the entire plant of the Traders' Com
press together with 2,400 bales of cot
ton,, wharves and two freight cars.
The loss is estimated at $300,000.
The headquarters of the Tra lers:
Compress are at Fort Worth, Tex.
While G. E. Sewright was eating
a wienerwnrst, commonly known as
a "hot dog," in a restaurant in Los
Angeles, Cal., he bit something metal
lic. It proved to be dog license No
4,413. Sewright went to the . city
hall and asked the license clerk whose
dog was numbered 4,413. The clerk
replied: "Miss Anna Bell, 300 1-2
South Los Angeles street; a female
After an acquaintance of two hours.,
during which time he proposed mar
riage and was rejected, Frank Marsh,
of Dillondale, 0., shot and probably
fatally wounded Grace Hall, in New
York, and then killed himself. He
was 27 years old, she 20.
Mayor V. C. Bullard in behalf of
the city of Fayetteville, N. C., issued
a warrant for the arrest of the At
lantic Coast Line Railway. The war
rant was served on C. S .McMillan,
agent for the company here. The
complaint made by J. McD. Monaghan
sets forth that the conditions of the
franchise granted the old Western
Railroad required said road to keep
Russell and Mumford streets and
sidewalks in good condition, which
they had failed to do,
Marriages brought about as a re
sult of advertisraents are binding
in the eyes of the law In the opinion
of Justice Van Orsdel, of the Court
of Appeals of the District of Colum
bia. He has held that Clyde L. Will
iamson, who won his wife by corres
pondence begun through a matrimon
ial bureau and who married her with
in two hours of their first meeting,
must retain her, there being nothing
"'that would in law vitiate the maj*
Having raised the $10,000 bond
named by Judge E. B. Jones in th?
habeas corpus hearing in Charlotte,
N. C., Ed Cox, the young man charg'
ed with the killing" ot Reece Hucks
last August, bas been released from
jail. The bond is signed by C. T.
Cox, fainer of the defendant, and
'Squire W. D. Alexander.
The Brazilian battleship, "Mina*
Garaes," which is to convoy the Uni
ted States armored cuiser, "North
Carolina," bearing the body of the
late Brazilian ambassador, Joaquin
Nabuco, to Rio de Janeiro, has been '
sighted 150 miles off the Virginia
Three men were killed, one fatally
hurt and seven others severely injur
ed on the Illinois Central Railroad,
one mile south of Oconee, where two
freight trains collided in a heavy fog.
One year for each nickel he stole
and an added nine months for carry
ing a gun was the sentence imposed
on Robert Watson, who held up Sam
Truman, in a Tennessee town, and
relieved him of his money. Truman
had ten cents he was saving for car
That he be buried with his bead
six inches lower than his feet was the
single request left in a note by Rich-,
ard Howard, prominent among farm-?
ers living near Owensboro, Ky., when
he ended his life with strychnine.
From many sections of the country
there arc reports of thousands of
quail being frozen to death because
of the long period of snow-covered
ground. Since thc snow has been
passing off, farmers are finding hun
dreds of coveys unable to get any
thing to eat, huddled together in
fence corners until they froze to
death? ? _.
Charity in Wrong Way.
"Why bestow our charitable ener
gies to the converting of the hea
then Chinese, or missionary work in
far-off Africa, when within a few
hours' travel from our National Cap
ital are to be found in the mountain
region of Kentucky thousands who
are living and dying in ignorance,
privation and destitution?"
This was one of the many queries
asked the audience who heard Mrs.
Martha^ Gielow, of the Southern In
dustrial* Education Association, make
an address in George Washington
"There ar&.'tp be found in this
region many gold nuggets of hu
manity of the Washington and Lin
coln material, who only await an op
portunity to gather the fruit of the
trees of knowledge and civilization
which we are striving to plant in this
region," said Mrs. Gielow. "Owing
to lack of funds of the association,
TS cannot do the work that comes
before our observation, the applicants
for admission to the schools greatly
exceeding- their means of accommo
"Many of these people have never
possessed .$5 at one time in their life,
but they are ambitious and crave for
enlightment on their low existence."
President Taft and Attorney-Gen
eral Wickersham insist that the
Townsend administration interstate
commerce bill shall be enacted into
law,^substantially as framed and in
troduced, including the provision
creating an interstate commerce
Mr. Wickersham was before the
committee Monday. The indications
are that the bill will be reported thc
latter part of next week in virtually
thc same form as introduced.
There is a conciliatory altitude in
the committee, however, and there is
a disposition to yield to the P.resi
dent's views if he insists that the
commerce court provision is vital to
The President regards the railroad
bill, it is said, as the most impor
tant feature of the entire so-called
administration. He feels that it
should be enacted into law and as
speedily as possible.
Protest Against Larger Navy.
A remonstrance against a further
increase of American navy signed by
500 clergymen of Boston and vicin
ity, representing all denominations,
was forwarded to Washington to be
presented to Congress. The remon
strance poiuts to the high cost of liv
ing and urges international arbitra
Done In Congress.
The Senate has passed several bills
increasing private pensions and pro
viding -for new public buildings
throughout the country.
?The postoffice appropriation bill is
under consideration in the House. By
a majority of two, the house commit
tee on interstate commerce voted to
create the interstate commerce court,
wliich is one of the principal features
of the Townsend administration rail
road bill. This is the provision for
which the president and the attorney
general have been fighting to have
kept in the bill. The vote in the
committee was ten to eight.
No More Burials in Frisco.
The validity of the ordinance of
the board of supervisors of San
Francisco prohibiting the future
burial of the dead within its limits,
except that part under the jurisdic
tion of the United States, has been
upheld by the supreme court of the
United States. The Laurel Hill Cem
etery Company was plaintiff to the
To Protect Trainmen.
The house bill so amending the
safety appliance law as to make it
cover all appliance! included for the
master car builders' standard fpr the
protection of trainmen, has passed
the senate. The measure is intend
ed especially to lesson accidents
caused by defective sill steps, lad
ders, roof handholds, running boards
and handbrakes, or by the absence
of these appliances.
Confederate Act Extended.
The Senate passed a bill extend
ing until December 31 of the present
year the act providing for the ap
propriate marking the graves of the
soldiers and sailors of the Confed
erate army and navy who died in
The commissioner in charge of
marking the graves of Confederate
dead, would be unable, to complete
the wosk in the time specified by
Test Court's Power.
Whether the judicial branch cf the
government has only control over the
legislative branches was argued be
fore Justice Wright in the supreme
court of the District of Columbia
in' the Action of the Kelley Paper
Company of Holyoke, Mass., Against
the joint congressional printiug com
The house members of the committee
were represented by counsel, who
argued that the court had na juris
Before insuring elsewhere
Old Line Companies.
jUt The Farmers ]
Banks May Have to Pay.
Discontinuance of the govern?
mental practice of paying for thc
transportation of fractional silver
and minor coins distributed through
out the country bas been recommend?
ed to Congress by Assistant Secre
tary of the Treasury Norton. He
says the government will save $100,?
OOO a year by this means, in addition
to reducing clerical work in the
subtreasuries. At the beginning of
the current fiscal year the stock of
fractional silver in the country was
$159,000,000, of which $132,000,000
was in circulation and the rest in
the Treasury, while minor coins out
standing aggregated $49,000,000.
The Treasury may have to submit
a deficiency estimate for transporta
ing these coins during the balance
of the fiscal year.
Shad Under Suspicion.
The frozen fish with the filmy eye
is to be the next subject of investiga
tion by Dr. Wiley, chief chemist of
the United States.
The particular fish referred to is
"shad," the shad which is shipped
to Washington in cold storage. It
has been reported to Dr. Wiley that
cold storage shad is shipped to this
city under the guise of real fresh
food which is a violation of the -pure
It is recognized that bad fish is
the worst possible enemy of a sound
and healthy system. It is understood
that Dr. Wiley had called to his at
tention some cold storage shad whose
eyes had practically disappeared on
account of age. during a period of
Is at Last Captured.
After eluding the police of many
cities for more than six months,
Harry L. Waring, who was indicted
for using the name of President Taft
in connection with the Bank De
positor's Insurance Company trans
actions last July, has been arrested
at Rochester, N. Y. He will be
brought to Washington to stand trial
late this week.
Plums Handed Out.
Recent nominations sent by the
President to the Senate include the
following: United States attorney,
Easter District of North Carolina,
Herbert S. Seawell; postmaster at
Birmingham, Ala., Nenian L. Steele;
postmaster at Asheville, N. C., Wal
lace W. Rollins. Spencer B. Adams
of North Carolina is appointed dis
trict attorney for the western dis
trict of that State, succeeding Alfred
Drop Daily Reports.
The Daily Consular and Trade
Reports which has been issued by
the government since the middle '70's
suspended publication as a daily on
February 28, and will hereafter be
issued as a weekly. The suspension
was caused by a lack of funds. The
weekly issue will continue until July,
when the daily may be resumed, if
Congress votes the money. The "Re
ports" have a circulation of 10,000
and furnish information to manu
facturers and exporters on new marr
Penny Campaign in Washington.
More than 20,000 pennies for the
$5,000 vacation home to be erected
by the Y. W. C. A. were found ia
the envelopes opened at a reception
given by the board of directors at
the headquarters at Twelfth and P
streets, in Washington. One hundred
young women are out to raise the
balance needed for the erection of
the home. Pennies will be asked, but
larger donations will, of course, ne
received by the canvassers. "
Want? Young Blood in Navy.
Young blood in the command of
the navy is the keynote of a special
message that President Taft has
sent to congress urging legislation
for improving the personnel of the
fighting force, and to remedy what
the president termed "an abnormal
condition, the result of past legisla
Two Hundred Will be Dropped.
The services of nearly 200 em
ployees of ihe treasury department
will be dispensed with July 1 next?
according to an announcement from
the omeo of the secretary of tho
treasury. This reduction was decid
ed upon as a result of a study of
the office system with a view toward
economy and efficiency. It will ef
fect a saving annually of $133,000
in salaries. President Taft approved
Extends Parcels Post to Italy.
Postmaster General Hitchcock has
informed the Italian government that
the United States will accede to the
proposal to extend thc parcel post
convention existing between the
two countries, so that parcels may
be exchanged with the postomces in
thc Asiatic and African colonies.
The Italian government will bear
the expense of the transportation by
sea cf the parcels to all of the
places mentioned. All parcels will
be subject to customs regulations at
colony of destination.
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