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Volume in. Number 45
GLOBE, GILA COUNTY, AEIZONA, FJ&tfAy, DECEMBER $f lte
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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SAN FRANCISCO AGAIN
YOUNG MAN DIES AFTER
MAILED TO HIM IN
LOVE AFFAIR-BBLIlEVED' TO. BE
LICE IS LOOKING 'FOB, WOMAN IN OASE-VIOTIM'S FORMER'MIS-''
.TRESS OF BOARDING-HOUSE TELLS DETECTIVE THAT HE WAS AL
WAYS POPULAR WITH GIRLS' AT HER, HOUSE NO PREFERENCE.
ui FRANCISCO, Deccmbor 3. Poi
son conveyed in a lcftor mailed 'in this
iity yesterday, is. boliovcd. to havo
ased the death of1 Henry.Boas, a sales
sin for tho Pennant Electric company,
rto was discovered in a dying condi
tloa in his apartments'at 2S16 Harrison
street, early today, and who expired a
few moments later without regaining
t communication purporting to bo
from a physician, but whch displayed
atter ignoranco of y primary princi
ple of medicine, was sent to Boas yes
terdav by special delivery and evi
dence in possession of tho polico indi
cate that tho lotte'r) penned by a wo
nan. contained two powders, which tho
recipient was urgon,tly advised to take
4S a remedy Ior anuigemiun, uui wuira
ere, in fact, of a poisonous chnracter.
Acting upon the clues found among
tie dead man 'a papers,, a dctectivo was
tab morning sent to San' Jose to inter,
ne Mrs. Q G. Walker of 63 South.
Fifth street of 'that city,' whoso daugh
ter said to havQbecn n friend ,of
Boas. The policej basing "their calcu
lations upon the fact that thcr letter was
dated so as to indicate that it was
irittcn In San Jbsdvarp'jpo.sUiythat
tie clue to tho Beaderrwili' bo-found
through tho tracing kof all possible
friends and acquaintances of tho dead
nn in that city.
While the envelopo containing tho lot-
ten missing, it itknpwn that ,the mis.
lirc was mailed in this city yesterday
and delivered by a messenger to the
eleTator operatdr in tho building" at
Third and Mission streets, where the
oSces of the electric- company are- lo
7ate1. The, elevator man signed for
the letter, in the absence of Boas, who
rtarned later and who is supposed to
Uto taken it t.o his home. Tho sjgua-
tare to the letter is so illegible as to
be susceptible of three readings. The
whole missive was undoubtedly written
by a woman who had 1bW scant ac
quaintance with the directions she in
tended to give, and the police regard it
as important that Boas was" fcrged in
the letter npt to .delay taking; the pow
ders enclosed. "Boas, who was a young
unmarried man, resided with his par
ents. Upon, arriving at his homo last
night he informed his mother and sis
ten that he was going to tako some
powders to relievq an attack of indi
gestion, with which ho was afflicted-
Two or three hours af teV ho ha'd' retired
the women heard screams coming from
hu room, and thoy rushed in to find
him writhing in agony and complaining
f acute pains itn-the'stdrha'fch. ' Tr. CV
' Griffin, who was summoned almost
lamedtately, diagnosed the caso aft- one
of poisoning. He administered emetics
Without delay,- but Boas had already
rank into uncouscjousneas and died
within a few minutes.
HAD NO FAVORITE
SAX JOSK, December 3. Mrs. G. G.
talker, who conducts a boarding house
" this city, today admitted, her ac
quaintance with Henry Boas, tho sales-
un who died of poisoning in San
''rancisco early today.
Mrs. Walker stated' that Boa.vup-to
e summer of 1907, resided at her
tome for about a year and a half, dur
ws term of employment with tho Cen-
,0'y Electric company of this city. In
reply to questions sho expressed the
taluto ignoranco of any information
that might assist the police in uncover
K the mystery of the murder. She do
arcl that she had not gcen Boas since
h'J last visit to this city, two months
o, upon which occasion ho called lf.
"Mr Uoas was extrcmenly popular
tb eToryope in tho; houo because of
jolly disposition. Thero "wero a nnm-
. r f young ladies residipg hero at the
"Be, hut while ho was friendly with
J11 f them, calling each ofthem 'sis,'
never, to my knowledge, displayed
"y preference, nor do I know of any
affair wit hanyone in this city or
wewhere. I am unable' 'to -throw any
lm whatever unon his tracic death.
r ran I even Surmise '.who' sent him
V preparation calculated to cause his
ath.'i . , , , t
A detective from San Francisco ar
?W during the day and watf for a eon-
f aU timo flc,Botcd with M:rs
icr and others residing at her borne.
r WASHINGTON,- D. Cf,i(Pecembcr 3.
"feast for Arizona:' Partly cloudy
"wy and Saturday: possibly ra,in or
"" north riortlol". ' " ' "'
LETTER AS. MEDICINE
AT BOTTOM OF TRAGEDY AND PO
COUNCIL 10 GIVE
PETITION FROM BUSINESS MEN
I BRINGS ADDITION TO THE
FACING MUCH. FINANCIAL
-Payment of Salaries Will Lsave Only
About f 800 in Treasury With Which
to Pay Mora Than $1600 in Bills
Proceedings of City Council.
Globo is to Tiavo another policeman.
The present forco of ono doputy mar
shal at night and ono in tho daytime
bus "been decided to bo inadequate .and
last evening the city instructed Mar
shal Anderson to put on anothor, peace
officer to patrol tho streets at ought,
developments during the past icw
weeks having demonstrated to tho sat
isfaction of tho council that additional
police-protection was necessary for the
city. The matter came before" the
council in the shape of a petition signod
by twenty of' the business houses on
Broad street asking that an additional
night patrolman be added to tho mar
shal's force. ' '
That the city is about out of money
and will soon bo in a state of financial
embarrassment was broucht but' by tho
semi-annual roport of City Clerk Welch,
which was submitted last night. After
paying salaries for the rnonth of No
vember, thero is left in tho city treas
ury but about $800 and thero arc still
to bo paid bills to the amount of $1500
to $2000.--In order to meet , this-deficiency
tho .financial conimUtco apd the
mayor were instructed to - make1 ar
rangement's wilh ono of the focal banks
to cash, warrants in anticipation of the
collection of taxes, next month at thojf
face value and chargo tho city not
more than 8 per cent per annum, for
the uso of tho money so advanced This
'iwas asked for in ho report of the
clerk, ns tho warrants -would be' dis
counted unless some such arrangomc'nt
was made, and loss and inconvenience
would result to ihoso haying accounts
against the city. '
The clerk's report also stated that
he bad footed up tho assessment roll
for tho year and the total taxes due
the city amount to $16,510.4G. These
taxes" nrcnor duo' and payable, but as
is usually tho case not a great, deal of
money will be collected until near the
time when tho taxes becomo delinquent,
which will bo'Janunry J, vjvv.
The roport' embodied a financial state
ment covering tho months of Juno to
November, inclusive, and will bo found
in this issue of -thcSilvor Belt in full.
The cleric askod to bo allowed to
make trqnsfect. from certain depart
ments irf tho city to others in order to
clear his books, and reported that
something like $900 in taxes delinquent
from last year still remained unpaid.
Tho report also referred to tho coun
cil the matter of tho taxes of, Solomon
& Wickorsham. B. B. Gridor appeared
pofore tho council and stated that tho
city had raised their assessment more
than $10,000-over tho aomunt assessed
against them by the county; t hat thoy
had neglected to appear boforo tho
council at tho timo it was sitting; as a.
board"of equalization-' 'that ihoir retdrn
hndbeon honestly and proporly made,
and they asked to havo theif'taxes re
stored to tho original assessment, tho
same as tho county had mado. Tho re
quest was granted.
Th.e city attorney was instructed to
draw up a contract between tho city
and. the Gila Valley, Globo & Northern
railroad covering tho oxtonsion of Cot
tonwood strcot and tho closing of New
ton street, as decided -by the council
at the request of tho railroad two weeks
ago..' In consideration of the closing of
Mr' & fContinuod on Pago'Four)
0 C M
RUEF WANTED TO BE
TREATED AS A
"PARKSIDE PEOPLE SEEMED
HAVE MONEY TO THROW
AT THE BIRDS."
William Abbott, Counselor for tho Unit
, od Railroads and Under' Indictment,
Is Forced to Testify Roof andGra
rioy Had Planned "Fight Trust."
SAN FRANCISCO, December 3.
William M. Abbott, assistant counsel
for the United Railroads, was called as
a witness in tho.Rucf trial today. . Jlq
was represented by his own counsel,
and on their advico refused to testify
on tho ground that ho was under indict
ment in connection with tho trolloy
Judge Lawler overruled the. objections
of Abbott's attorneys and compelled
him to testify. Ho thon related tho
incident of his trip to th6 mint in com
pany with Tiroy L. Ford, when tho lat
ter obtained bne of the installments of
$200,000, mado payable to tho ordor of
William J. Dingce, who was associated
with, tho promoters of tho Parksido syn
dicate, related tho substance of a con
versation with Ruef, wherein tho de
fendant had said that thero was no .oc
casion for his employment as an attor
ney by tho Parksido people, and that
Schmidt had taken exception to his
employment in such capacity. "Ruef
said," narrated tho witness, "that the
Parksido peoplo seemed to. havo money
to throw at tho birds, and that if such
was tho caso they might consider him
Mr. Dingco was excused without cross
examination and Morris Levy, a former
promoter, of prize, fights,. .whose testi
mony was instrumental in bringing
about the indictment' of several of his
associates, was called to thcstand for
ho first time during the trinl of any
of the graft' cases. '
Under' a firo of objections from Matt
T.', Sullivan-' for tho prosecution, it was
elicited "frqmthp witness that ho had,
during the early part of December, 1905,
spoken to Ruef about' a permit for a
fight. Ruef told hi mto-seo Graney.
"After I had seen Graney," contin
ued Levy, "I went to Ruef and said,
'Graney wants a great deal of me; is
what I do with him 'ail right?' "
Witness declared that Ruef told him
that this was satisfactory to him. Gra
ney then proposed tho .formation of a
fight, trust with, himself, Willis Britt
and James Coffroth.
Graney 's contribution to the treasury
was to bo $5,000. Levy then left Gra
ney and returned to Ruof and objected
to tho admission of Willis Britt into tho
proposed trust. Hucf advised tho pro
moters to settle- it among themselves,
adding that Britt shoudl be admitted,
as his family had been friendly to' the
OMAHA, Neb., December 3. Two
women, Mrs. Itustin and Hannah Di
neen, a servant in tho Rustin home,
were the principal witnesses' in tho'trial
today of Charles E. Davis, vchargcd with
the murder jpf'Dr. Frederick' Rus'tin, .'
Sirs. Rustin had little difficulty in
parrying tho nevcro "cross questions' of
Attorney Gurley, who forced her to
identify insuranco policies on her hus
band's life, which were incontestable
in tho event of the person insured com
mitting suicide., , ..
Miss PincCn, however, lost the com
posure which characterized her testi
mony at tho coroner's inquest and pro
lapsed during direct, examination by
State's Attorney English, and tko ses
sion of court' was suspended" fdr fen'
minutes until she recovered. Miss Di
neon's testimony clearly corroborated
that of Mrs. Rustin, and in addition
sho testified to. having seen n, man, who
resembled thft defendant 'standing, near
tuo Kustin nomo just before midnight,
whon she returned from a visit to". her.
Technical testimony was given by Dr,
W. R. Lavender, who' performed tho
autopsy on Dr. Rustin 's body. Despite
the efforts of Davis ' counsel,- Dr. Lav
ender was permitted to give expert tes
timouy, during which ho expressed the
opinion that the shot which killed tho
physician was ,not 'selfcirifUctcd.
,', Mrs. Abbie.Rico will givo her testir
vuuuvni , i ,j t
,-. b: ' '
OVER $81,000,000; PAID 'FOR THE
DURING PAST TEAR
RAILWAY SERVICE HANDLED 21,.
C60.849.745 PIECES OF MATT.
THIRTY-FIVE MILLION ILLEGIBLE
ADDRESSED AND REQUIRED
NEW WEIGHING SYSTEM SAVES
THE GOVERNMENT TWO MIL
Congress Will Be Asked to Allow' Trav
eling Expanses to Postal Clerks and
Fay for Superannuated Ronto Agents
Extensions to Bo Mado in Alaska
Parcel Post Extensions and Reduc
tion in Rates for Carrying.
WASHINGTON, D. C, December 3. -Exclusive
of registered matter, tho rail
way .mail servico during tho last fiscal
year handled 21,650,849,745 pioces' of
mail matter, according to the annual re
port of Second Assistant Postmastor
General .Stewart. -Because'of practic
ally illegible addresses 35,505,361 pieces
required special attention, with the re
sult that 18,988,020 wero returned to
senders or corrected and forwarded.
A new division of tho railway mail
service, embracing tho Htatca of Oregon,
Washington and Idaho and tho territory
of Alaska is recommended.
Fnvorablo consideration of congress
is .asked to a recommendation that pos
tal clerks bo allowed traveling expenses
while away from their homes, and also
that postal clerks who have becomo un
fit for active so rvjce by .reason of ad
vanced age or- physical disability in
curred in the lino of duty bo .retired
with suitable pay.,
For the transportation of all classes
of mail matter the department during
th year oxpended $81,157,720 A. con
siderable saving was effected in connec
tion with the .weighing of mails in the
southern states. In consequence, of the
use of tho new divisor the railroads re
ceived $434,730 less than would have
been paid under the old system. Alto
gether the new system of weighing has
resulted so far in a net saving of $2,-
229,108 per annum. Because of the
equalization of the rates of pay to
transportation companies, the report
state's, n moro equitable basis of com
pensation has been reached, with results
mutually satisfactory to carrier and the
Still further economies are recorded.
A review of the rnilwny postoffice car
servico resulted in tho readjustment of
tho car spaco on a number 'Of Toutos,
thereby effecting a saving of $272,040
during tho year.
So-called half lines of railway post
oflico cars that is, whero tho postal
needs in ono direction warranted the
authorization, but in tho opposite di
rection did not nro deal with at length.
Numerous protests arose over tho action
of the department reducing certain
lines to half lines, and these led to the
appointment of a commission to investi
gate tbo whole subject. The postmaster
general npproved their recommendation
that full pay be allowed for a lino of
forty-fpot cars in all cases where a
forty-foot car must bo run and returned.
, 'The report calls attention to tho fnct
that provision hns been mado to trans
port nddjtional weights of malls from
Vnldez to Fairbanks, Alaska, in tho four
mid winter months, so as. to allow 48,
000 pounds increase. The weights on
other main lines have been augmented.
'.Efforts of tho dopartment to estab
lish semi-weekly sailings between New
York and Porto Rico, it is stated, failed,
tho steamship companies refusing to
inako any changes in their practice of
having sailings only on Saturdays.
During the year additional parcel-post
conventions wero negotiated with the
Ncthprlands, Uruguay, Italy, France,
and Austria, and the parcel-post rate
of 20 cents per pound to Bolivia, Chile;
Ecuador and Peril was reduced to 12
eents a pound. ' t
STOLE MAIL POUCH; TEN YEARS
KANSAS CITY, December 3.Chas.
Stevens, a negro, accused of stealing a
registered mail pouch containing $50,
000, from a train hero, July 6, last, was
sentenced to ten years in the federal
prison at Fort Leayonwortb, Kan., by
Judge- Pollock here today.
Tho jury found Stevens guilty on six
counts, but tho court ruled that he
could .bo -sentenced only -on 'two: None
tt thntmnnev -has'been racovere3.-- -V
STIRRING SCENES AT' HAYTIEN
v CAPITAL AS SGRACED ... -
ONE SAILS AWAY
Raging Mob Loses All Restraint as It
Sees Former President Leaving Port
for Shelter of French Warship Gen.
oral Legitime Now Rules Island.
PORT AU PRINCE. December 3.
Presidont Nord Alexis has been deposed
and is now safo on board the-. French
training ship Dueuay Troin and Port
An Princo is in tho hands of tho revo
lutionists. Gcnerad Antonio Simon, tho
leader of tho insurgents, is marching up
tho, peninsula with an army of 5,000
mon and tho new president, General
Legitime, has been proclaimed.
At the last momont President Alexis
yielded to tho urging, of those about
him and decided to take refugo aboard
the French warship. At precisely 5
o'clock a salute' of twenty-ono guns an
nounced his. departuro from tho palace.
Thousands bad gathered thero early in
tho day and surged about tho entrance,
threatening; to tear down tho walls to
Bcizo tho president and his loyal follow
ers. .As tho hours passed the. mob be
came infuriated, shouting for him to
lease thepalacc . .
Tho mob was armed and men and wo
men, beside themselves with rage,
heaped curses on the head of the aged
man who had. expressed a determination
to fight to the last. ' '
So serious ,was the situation that tho
French minister, M. Cartcron, and other
foreign, representatives, together with
members of a special committee, forced
themselves. upon th president, who final
ly conBnted to withdraw. Shouts greet
ed him as ho stepped from the precincts
of tho palace and into a carriage. M.
Cartcron, holding a French tri-co!orcd
banner, sat beside him and tho minister
throw tho folds of the flag over the
shoulders of. tho deposed, president to
An immense crowd of men arid wo
men had assembled at, the wharf and
tho arrival of the presidential carriage,
escorted by. a battalion of infantry .and
a squadron,of cavalry under command
of General nippolyte, was tho signal
for tumult and riot.
All along tho route tho people, who
lined tho streets, jeered and cursed tho
president, but, whn the landing stago
was reached tho mob lost all restraint.
Tho scene was tragic and shameful. In-furiatcd-
women broke through the cor
don, pf polico and shrieked the coarsest
insults in tho very face .of tho presi
dent, who strovo bravely to appear un
They tried to hurl themselves upon
Aloxis and fought with hands and feet
against tho soldiers, who found difficulty
in forcing them back. In order to dis
engage him, the troops discharged their
guns. During this time a space was
cleared and Nord Alexis, with the
French colors still draped about him,
was hurried aboard a skiff in tow of a
steam launch, his suite tumbling into
the skiff after him.
As tho launch drew away, the thrco
Hnytien gunboats and tho Prench and
Amorican warships in tho harbor fired
a salute to tho fallen president.
PROBING POWDER TRUST
WILMINGTON, Del., December 3.
A. Dupont, secretary, and Edward M.
Mead, treasurer," of several powder com
panies against which suit has been
brought by the government, were wit
nesses today before United States Com
missioner Mahaffey. They wehe exam
ined by government counsel in regard
to tho purchase of competing companies
by the- Dupont company, and ah effort
was mado to show that, during the several-
years when no .dividends were de
clared, tho money' was usod in purchas
ing other companies, b,ut this was not
admitted to bo the caso by either of tho
WASHINGTON, December 3. That
the top notch in the production of lum
ber in tho United States was reached
flnrincr tho Inst vear and that, from
now on the annual" production would.
either romain the sarao as last year or
would show a decrease, was tho start
ling announcement mado todny before
the national conservation commission
by Overton" Price, associato forester in
the United States fdrest service. He
also- said that tho annual cut of timber,
last year would cover a piece of land
1,000 .acres in area and would make, a
pilo as high as tho Washington monu
ment. ' ' It 'has-been " estimated, ' '' ' continuod
Prico, "that our. industries, subsisting
MINING CONGRESS HAS
SAFETY OF MINERS IS TOPIC OF LENGTHY
DISCUSSION AND SUGGESTIONS ARE MADE
JOHN MITCHELL GIVEN CLOSE ATTENTION WHEN HE ADVOCATES
LEVY OF SMALL TAX ON OUTPUT TO PENSION WIDOWS AND IN
JURED MEN GOVERNMENT'S INVESTIGATION STATION FORMALT
LY OPENBD DELEGATES INTERESTED IN EXPERIMENTS.
BURGLARS VISIT TWO
8EELIG, COMPANY'S CASH REGIS
TER BROKEN AND ROBBED
. OF 4.75
INGRAM'S PLACE ALSO ENTERED,
. CASH REGISTER OPENED AND
Nothing Found -by Thieves at Latter
Place Merchants Adopt Precautions
to Prevent More Breaking of Expen
sive Machines Naquin Interested.
Two burglaries discovered yesterday
morning and last night lights wero burn
ing in cvcry'sf6ro in Globo and cash
registers were left wide ppen, showing
'H. - '
Two stores were broken into,; cvi-
dntl'y by thq same men, the Scclig com
pany's grocery an dthe Ingram cloth
ing store, in each caso the cash regis
ter' being, apparently, tho main 'attrac
tion for the .robbers, -whoftt both
places, effected entrance by breaking
through a rear window,
At the Scclig store the cash register
was broken open and 44.75 stolen, but
nothing was found missing from the
stock and no damage was noticed. At
Ingram 's the cash register was not lock
ed and was readily opened by pressing
ono of the keys. Tho drawer was emp
ty, however, arid tho thieves jimmied
open an old cash drawer under tho coun
ter, which had not been used in a long
time. Baffled again, they went to Mr.
Ingram's desk and pried. it ppen, badly
disfiguring tho roll top as well as one
of tho drawers that was locked. The
desk only held a few checks and some
shares of mining stock, but these were
not touched by tho burglars, who evi
dently wanted nothing but ready money.
Each job wns done so as to leave marks
that indicated that the rohbers were
well fixed for tools.
"So far as I can 'sec there was riot a
thing missing,' said Mr. Ingram. "I
had no money either in tho cash regis
ter or in the desk. It may be that they
took a pair of shoes or so, or maybe
an overcoat that I would hardly miss
for a while," and ho waved his hand
toward a counter that was loaded with
an elegant line of clothing.
Both tho Seelig and. Ingram stores had
bcon left dark tho night of tho robbery,
making it easy for robbers to operate
undisturbed. The proprietors of these
places, however, as well as other merch
ants, havo adopto dthe rulo of leaving
a light burning all night so that, tho in
terior of the store may bo seen from
tho street by tho police and passcrsby,
and cash 'registers will bo left unlocked
nnd empty every night, instead of doing1
duty ns safes.
And, speaking of safes, tho Herring-Hall-Marvin,
safe if? wpll ablo to take
caro of burglars, as M, L. Naquin will
take pleasure in explaining to interested
REACHES TOP NOTCH
wholly or mainly upon wood, pay the
wages of moro than ono and one-half
miion persons; the original forests
covered one half, of the United States,
and tho oxisting forests cover one
fourth; only one;fifth of all our stand
ing timber is publicly owned; only 70
per cent of the public forests and less
than 1 per cent of our private forests
are conserved by us."
Tho land, section of tho commission
will hold its session tomorrow. , Tho
names of two new commissioners were
announced this afternoon: Ex-Governor
George C- Pardee of California,, and Dr,
Charles R. Van Hise, of the University
of Wisconsin. .
PITTS'BUR'G, December 3. Greater .
safety in mining, conservatism in tho
coal mining industry, the formal open
ing of tho government's station for tho
investigation of rrfinc explosions, which
was established here recently, the elec
tion of three directors, addresses by
Jamps R. Garfield, secretary of the in
'erior, and Dr. J. A. Holmes, chief of
i p ti'Iinologic branch of tho United
jttitci geological survey; tho annual ad-
u.ejfa of President II. J. Richards of
Idaho, speeches by well known jnine
owners and mino officials, and a recep
tion to tho delegates-by tho citizens of
Pittsburg were some of ,tho features
confronting the American Mining con
gress, wh6n the second day's session
of tho eleventh annual convention be
gan here today. Apparently the whole
attention of the convention was con
centrated on efforts for improvement
in tho coal mining industry.
In his address,- former Governor A,
B. Fleming of West Virginia, director
of tho Monongahcla mines, said: ' "I
wonder sometimes if thero is Buch a
thing ns too much ventilation in the
Tho American Mining congress re- '
called that in all the recent mine ex
plosions tho mines were tho foest ventil
ated in the world. Ono of tho most im
portant actions of the convention was
tho introduction of a resolution provid
ing for a tax of cent a ton on all
coal mined,' to provide for pensions for
those injured in mine explosions.
John Mitchell, former presidont of
tho United Mine Workers of America,
was given close attention when ho spoke
on conditions in the mines, hero and
' On tho subject of fatalities in mines,
Mitchell said that provision shonl(Kb ""
fmnde-to pay every .widow of ajniricr
who was killed in a mine $1,000, and
to an injured miner $500. This money,
ho said, could bo secured through a
small tax on the coal that. was taken
out, and tho tax would bo such, that it
would hot bear heavily on any coal -operator.
Secretary of the Interior Garfield was
tho last speaker of the morning session.
He told of the government station in
this cat yfor the' investigation' of mino
explosions, and of its -valu6 for sueh
investigations. ... -
Coal operators, mine, owners, 'engin
eers", practical miners, scientists, -and
national and state ollicials all here Xor .
tho meeting of the mining congress, par-
ticipatcd this afternoon in formal ded
jcation of tho fadcral government's lab-
oratory and testing station, established
recently in this city. A series of tests
in an artificial minOj in which tho con
ditidris of real mines are produced as
far as' possible, showing results from
various' explosives and from so-called
safety agencies, was tho most interest
ing feature of tho ceremony.
Tho first test-'was with safety pow
der, dry fire clay and bituminous coal
dust, the, latter placed on shelves repre
senting the ledges in a mine, Tho pow-dai-.was
ignited for a blast and did not
explode dust. Thero was a terrific ex- ,
plosion during the fourth test when 1.1
pounds of black powder and twenty
pounds of road dust (actual mino dust)
wero used. The recoil was strong and
the flames covered the full length of
the artificial mine. Tho test proved the
combination to be exceedingly danger
ous. At this point' experts appeared,
bearing the Dracger oxygen apparatus, .
including metal nnd glass hoods, chem
ical chamber and air bag, designed to
render breathing1 normal, or nearly so,
while the operator is surrounded by the
most deadly gases and vapors. Men
hurried into tho gallery still filled with
the fumes of tho explosion and appar
ently were not affected by any of tho
gases. This device is designed partic
ularly for rescue work and was used "
with good results at Mariannn.
SAN FRANCISCO, December 3.
Francis J. Henoy has so far recovered
from the effects of the wound inflieted
by Haas, on November 13, that ho was
ablo to leave Lane hospital today for
Kentfield. Marin county, whero he will
probablyremain until fully restored t
health and ablo to resume his work in
the prosecution of the graft cases.
BASEBALL IN JAUAN,
TOKIO,. December 3. Reaeh's all
American "baseball team left hero to"day
for Kobe,, where three games will bo.
played with Japanese nines. The Aracr; ,
icans won the entire series here.
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