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April 21, 1910 - - - 10 Pages
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Waco, Tex.. April 21. Folio-wing: an
announcement late yesterday that judge
George Clark -would not introduce R.
V. Davidson here this afternoon when
he opened the campaign for governor.
DaTidson, this morning-, sent -word to
judge Clark asking for a conference.
Clark Tvas asked to introduce Davidson
several days ago, but after a conference
with state senator Holsey, yesterday it
was given out that the introduction by
Clark -would not take place. It is re
ported authentically today that two mem
bers of the local Davidson committee
will resign on account -of the action of
Holies'. A special train from Cisco
arrived this morning with 500 David
son adherents. Among the prominent
visitors here today were Mrs. Cone John
son, Tyler Rawlins Colquitt, son of O.
B. Colquitt, Tom Connolly, of Martin:
J. I Churlin, of Hamilton; Bob Barker,
No Relief Given Men Caught
In Alabama Coal Mine.
Rescue Cut Off.
EFFORTS TO TUMP
AIR TO THE MEN
IJlrmlHgkaHi, Ala., April 21. Xot one
of the 41 men imprisoned last night Ih
the Jlulga mine of the Birmingham Iron
Rd Coal ceHipHHjr is slii'e. This word
was hroHght to the surface this after
noon to raiting asd weeping families
of the victims whea, hhcobscIobs from
deadly gas, shaft superintendent John
son, of the mine aad a man named Bonds,
who risked their lives for those al
ready perished, vrere drawn back to the
fresh air after going down in the mine.
Birmingham, Ala April 21. Little
hope was expressed this morning that
any of the 35 or 40 miners entombed in
Mulga, a mine of the Birmingham Coal
and Iron company as a result of the ex
plosion about 9 oclock last night, will
be rescued ulive, when it was learned
that it was impossible to gain an en
trance to the mine through the shaft be
cause the. cages had sprung. The passage
entrance was then sealed to prevent if
possIMe a spread of the fire.
Shortly after midnight, the hospital
car Tennessee of the company was rush
ed to the scene, equipped with gas hel
mets and other necessary paraphernalia
for entering the gaseous mine. Hos
pital ambulances nere also sent from
Knsley and Birmingham, the scene,
which is about 12 miles northwest of
The only list of names of miners at
work at the time of the explosion was
held by the foreman of the gang at
work, and he is among the entombed.
It is belie v.ed, however, that there are
about 15 white men and 20 to 25 ne
groes. The mine has been in operation about
two years and was considered a model
of Its kind.
The fact that the flames shot from the
mouth of the shaft to a height of 15 feet
leads to the belief that the explosion
occurred near the bottom of the main
?haft cutting off any means of escape
for the miners.
The cages in the shaft of the mine
were so badly sprung by the force of
the explosion that they are useless
and all other means adopted by rescue
parties in an effort to reach the en
tombed men have proved futile.
Following the e'xploslon flames spread
t:p the shaft for a distance of 400 feet
fContinued on Ptre Two.)
Eastland, Tex., April 21. Marshal Jordan, the slayer of Fink Braugltton
scar here Tuesday night, was captured after n fight by a. posse of 40 men four
miles outh of Carboa creek, at 2 oc!o?k this morning.
"When seized, both barrels of hi shotgun were cocked, hut he was appnrently
afrald. to pull the trigger. Jordan was traced from the scene of the murder
to hi9 own home where he was beseigen. He opened fire upon the officers who
emptied their guns at him and then retarncd to Eastland for ammunition and
.lorriaa theH attempted to escape, putting his family in a viagon and starting
to the home of his father, 10 miles distant. He was overtaken and driven from
the wagon into the -noods, where a number of ihots were exchanged. Guy Hill
was shot la the arm and Jordan -was wounded in the face, but not seriously.
"When Jordan vras captured, some proposed to hang him to a tree immediate
ly, hut officer hurried him from Eastland coHnty before their purpose could
bp. carried out.
Jordan admits he killed Braughton, but refuses to give &ny cause, claim
ing it was accidental. Jordan was in ai asylum for It years.
PckiR, CklBa, April 21- The lawlessness of natives which bpgan at Chang
Sha, the capital of Hunan province, Is reported to be spreading.
Aivlce received here say pat riot occurred at Xing Siang, tfae Kite of a
I'reieistant missioH 30 miles wet of Chang Sha, and that the mission school at
"V Yhhs, -0 hiIIck north of .Xlag Sians, has been burned.
Fereigncrg arc itald to have escaped harm.
yLuLnflUrUli LuunL UMlU!!!
of San Antonio, and controller J. W.
Stephens, of Austin.
j The Speech.
Almost at the beginning of the ad
i dress here this afternoon, R. V. David
j ron complimented judge George Clark,
j who was to have introduced him but
j which introduction was opposed by Dav
j idson's managers,
j Davidson jumped at once Into the is-
! si.es, declaring that meat and bread
were problems of much more importance
than the prohibition problem, and de
. clared that a man of one idea, one is
i sue, or one faction Is not the man for
, For the first time Davidson announced
that he is directly opposed to state
wide prohibition. He favors local 'option
and believes the submission of a consti
tutional amendment to the voters would
be a wise move. He also said statutory
prohibition is unconstitutional.
He defended his record as attorney
general lengthily and declared his op
ponents were "toy soldiers" who were
Met at Railway Station by
Large Crowds American
HONORED BY THE
Paris, France, April 21. Theodore
Roosevelt, expresident of the United
States, entered Paris at 7:30 oclock this
morning and was received with all the
honors of a reigning sovereign travel
ing incognito. A cordon of troops sur
rounded the railway station and held
back the multitude, which in spite of
the early hour, congregated and gath
ered upon the platform station to for
mally welcome Roosevelt. In addition
there was American ambassador Bacon
and his staff; M. Jusserand, French
ambassador at "Washington, who came
from America especially to be present
during .tooseveifs visit, and a number
of other notables.
Roosevelt appeared to be greatly
j touched by the character of his recep
tion. He spent r ie morning Quietly at
the embassy, lunching there with Mr.
Bacon, and f-ever.il of "he foimer presi
dent's friends, including Marques Las
teyrie, a grandson of Gen. Lafayette.
This afternoon, the official part of
Roosevelt's -program began wizh ca.ls
upon president Fallieres, and foreign
minister Pinchon, who immediately aft
erwards paid return visits to the em
bassy in honor of Roosevelt's visit.
The city Is bristling with American
TUG LONG OVERDUE AT
MORGAN" CITY: MAY BE tOST
Morgan City, La.. April 21. Fears are
entertained here for the safety of the
j tug Delia, carrying a crew of 10 men,
! which sailed from Galveston, Tex., last
saiuraay in tow oi two oarges. jx was
due to arrive here Monday morning.
In spite of the fact that the Tessel is
long overdue, the consignees here are
inclined to believe that some derange
ment of machinery in the absence of
storms served to delay the arrival of
the boat and that here may be no
ground for apprehension.
RAILWAY CLERICS END
SESSIONS AT NEW ORLEANS
New Orleans, La., April 21. The elec
tion of officers and the selection of next
year's convention place were among
the Important matters scheduled for de
cision of the International Brotherhood
of Railway Clerks here today. The -meetings
that have been held involving a dis
cussion and settlement of association
policies have all been in executive session.
of San Antonio, and controller J. W. silent
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silent during the fight against the trusts
but are now anxious to tell their views.
Davidson emphatically denied that
the trusts he drove out of the state are
now back and robbing the people as al
leged. The speaker also denied receiving ar.y
money for antitrust litigation and sa'd
the statement that he received any funis
I were malicious falsehoods.
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Davidson declares he favors the re
clamation and agricultural development
Introduced by McCollum.
A. R. McCollum, chairman of the
local Davidson committee, introduced
Mr. Davidson at the Auditorium this
afternoon when the latter fired the first"
gun in the gubernatorial campaign.
Messages of a friendly character
passed between Davidson and judge
Clark and it is expected thatthey will
meet later today. Clark does not blame
Davidson for his manager's refusal to
permit him to Introduce Davidson.
o, FFed Barnes, Found
Not Guilty by Jury Which
Heard the Case.
HIS PLEA WAS
"I hope I don't get in no more; I
won't be up here no more," cried Fred
Barnes in the 34th district court room
when the jury announced at 11:30
Thursday morning, that they had ac
quitted him on a charge of murdering
Ian Jackson called to the negro to
keep still, as court was In session, but
he" was overjoyed at the report for
which he had waited while the jury was
hung fbr two whole days. He went to
each juryman and shook hands with
him, thanking him for the veroMct.
Tuesday morning at 11:15 the case
was given to the jury for deliberation
and it was feared a verdict could not be
reached, as the men had been reported
as standing 8 to 4 and there was no
evidence of weakening, therefore it was
with some surprise that the verdict was
announced Thursday morning at 11:30.
Fred Barnes, a negro barber, shot and
killed Albert "Washington, a negro sa
loon porter in the Elite saloon on South
Oregon street on the night of July 5,
1909, and seriously wounded John More
land, another attache of the place.
Barnes said the two men had attacked
him and he shot in self defence.
For two days he hid in a house in the
southern part of the city and while
deputy sheriffs were waiting for him to
come out. he walked to the county jail
at 9:30 at night and surrendered to the
Bond was arranged for, lie was in
dicted and again gave bond; the case
was twice postponed on account of the
absence of witnesses and finally the
case went to trial Monday afternoon,
being presented to the jury for its con
sideration Tuesday and a verdict being
reached Thursday morning.
John Moreland, a, witness much want
ed by the state, was not here.
The jury which tried Barnes was
composed of: F. E. Sawyer, Sam "Will
iamson, A. F. Fegan, Tom "White, R. B. j
Vanderwater, A. J. Davis. B. F. Beatty,
T. J. Rankin. R. Sukerman. Charles
Schaeffcr, L. E. Harrison, J. M. McAfee.
COEDERATES DIFFER AS
TO REUXIOX CITIES
New Orleans. La.. April 21. With the
approach of the annual reunion of Con
federate Veterans at Mobile members
of the veterans's organizations in Lou
isiana and Mississippi have received
scores or letters eniismiK men suppuu
for certain cities for the next annual
According to the expressions of camps
in this section, the choice for the next
reunion lies between Little Rock, Ark.,
Macon, Ga., and Chattanooga. Tenn.
TR VIX DITCHED HUT
OXIiY OXE IXJURED
Washington, D. C, April 21. The
Southern railway through train Xo. 29.
froui New York, which left the city yes
terday for Atlanta, was ditched early
today by a broken rail ' near Besse
mer Cit X. C. One day coach, a tour
ist enr and a Pullman sleeper turned
completely over. Mrs. Konas, a passen
ger, who was slightly bruised, was the
only casualty. !
The Hobo and the Dog; Also Spring By
T. G. Turner
Just a Little Incident In an El Paso Park J
Xobody cared o penk to him, nor
even to look at Iiini. He vrei that filinb
ly. Only a policeman Klanced at him
sitting there on a bench in Snn Ja
cinto plaza, but the policeman only
lookcd at him because of duty, nothing
The man was at the very bottom, a
down and outer, n tramp, a hobo, a bum.
ITe knew it and did not care, especially
ulnce nobody else seemed to care. He
did not see the grass and the tree
MURDERER FACES TRIAL INDIFFERENTLY
Does.iiot Quiver Even at the
Sight of the Body He
Tried to Burn.
New York, X. T., April 21. No pris
oner on trial for his life in the New
Tork courts i? ever remembered to have
faced such an array of hostile facts
and heartrending testimony with such
stolid indifference as did Albert Wol-
ter when, confronted with the charred
fragments of the body that was once
Ruth Wheeler, whom he is charged with
luring to her death in his flat.
Philip O'Hanlon. a coroner's physi
cian, testified that Ruth Wheeler had
been attacked before she was mur
dered, and that there was still life in
her body when it had been soaked with
kerosene, jammed up the chimney and
set afire. He had found human hair
not her own adhering to the burned fin
gers, and soot in her lungs.
During the testimony "Wolter sat list
lessly scanning the jurors, the grue
some exhibits themselves, and hi law
yer. He gave no sign of emotion when
Adelaide Wheeler, 19 years old and
said to bear an extraordinary resemb
lance to her dead sister, took the stand.
With perfect poise, the girl identified
a braid of artificial hair that had been
her sister's, bits of underclothing that
she knew by tneir texture, jewelry that
Ruth had worn and, lastly, a seal ring
engraved wit.U Rufh Aneeler's Intitials,
which was fuOiJd on the bodj The
prosecution will contend that this
clinches beyond doijbt previous identi
fication. PRESIDENT TAFT
Daughters of American Rev
olution Throng White
House Large -Attendance.
Washington, l). C-, April 21. There
was a full attendance of delegates" when
the morning session of the 19th conti
nental congress of. the Daughters of the
American revolution opened today.
Every one of the daughters was anxious
to hear th result of the election of the
ten vice presidents in general. Today's
program consisted of the reading of re
ports from state regents and standing
What was looked forward to with the
greatest pleasure by the daughters was
the reception in the famous east room
of the white house this afternoon by
the president of the United States.
Every daughter was there and the great
reception room was thronged to Its ca
pacity. "UNLOADED" GUN
INJURES TWO BOYS
Serious Accident Mars Cele
bration of School Chil
dren at Dallas.
Dallas, Tex., April 21. Richard Dun
can and Malcolm Greer, two boys, were i
seriously injured tnis morning when
they were accidentally shot by Will
Brown, another youth, during the San
Jacinto day picnic of school children in
Oak Cliff. The boy did not know the
gun was loaded.
TEXAX IS SHOT.
McKinney, Te.. April 21. Gordon
Knight, aged 30, was shot and probably
fatally wounded at Rock Hill, 12 miles '
west of this city, late 'last night. Tipp 1
Fades, aged 3 b. was caugin here today
rnd placed in Jail. Fades refuses to dis
cuss the affair. Both men 'are married.
CHUKCH MERGER IiEGAI,.
Springfield, 111.. April 21. The state
supreme court today held valid the mer
ger of the Cumberland Presbyterian
church with the Presbyterian church.
brcnthe under the evening sun: he did
not hear the birds' faint twitter he
only saw the dusty street: felt the
scorching sun: heard the rumble of the
The dog was a tramp, too, an ordi
nary, lowlived, yellow dog. vtith a crook
In his tall, and scarred face ind ears.
As the dog trotted past, the man spoko
from where he sat on the bench and
the dos: stopped with that sudden ca
nine jerk of suspicion.
"Ho bo," greeted the man, extending
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SEIZURE OP PESOS; '
JUAREZ COLLECTOR FACES COURT
Charges have been preferred against
Adolfo A. Berea, collector of customs at
Juarez, and his chief inspector, Desid
erio A. Paredes, as a result of the de
tention Saturday night of Anselmo
Granados, and the seizure at his home
of Mexican peso5:. Papers making the
charges were presented this afternoon
to federal court authorities through at
torneys J. X. Amador and J. Escontrias. j
Granados, at present holding license J
as a rupal officer, and -a former em- I
ploye of the Xational Rallwaj's of Mex
ico, was detained by customs officers
over Sunday last, but released on the .
following Monday. At his home was
found $2000 In Mexican pesos, at pres- I
ent held by the collector on the sus-
picion that tne money is contraDana Dy
virtue of the peculiar Mexican law re
garding the importation of silver ten- j
According to the allegations against
the two officials, the home of Granados
on Calle Chamizal was visited at about I
11 oclock Saturday night, April 16: the
two officials, with the assistance of a
. FULL OF BISHOPS
Church Extension Board of
Methodist Church Is in
Louisville, Ky., April 21. When the
board of church extension of the
Methodist church south resumed its ses
sions today, all bishops of the denom
ination were present with the exception
of bishop Fitzgerald, who ls absent be
cause of ill health. Bishops Candler, of
Atlanta aud Key, of Sherman, Tex., were
the last to arrive.
a nrtr.n tnHav the members of the
board were guests at a dinner by the
Louisville Convention and- Publlcity
League, and tonight there vl" b9 a
public reception at one of the churches,
where a number of bishops wilL speak.
The session will conclude tomorrow
with a meeting of the oliege of 'bishops
when bishop Hendrick will read an ad
dress reveiewiug the work of the church
during the past year, which he has pre
pared for submission to the general
r:r.rrTTV PATHPIXDER IS
KUXXIXG IX GwOO WJ3ATHEU
vTomnJii-! Tux.. Anril 21. Under i the I
most favorable weather conditions the I
Glidden -tour pathfmedr, leit nere j
promptly at 9 oclock. on the journey j
to Helena, Ark. It will goy tnence to j
Little Rock, with Dallas as its ohjective $
point. ' .
ha-e been that some time the iIor had
a man friend who had trained him to
do mannish tricks, as men friends of
doers usually do. Anyvtaj, the dog ex
tended his pavt. and the man grasped it.
Then the ilog trotted nway, just the
same common yellow cur that he vras.
Rut the man had clmnjced. A flush
covered his face, -j' blush from some
strange source. Aud for the first time
he turned his gaze from the dirty
street, and gazed long at the srrass, and
the trees. The birds begaH to sing, and
it was spring.
subordinate, took papers and money be
longing' '"to;" tlie resident, entered the
toom wliere hiswife and children were
sleeping and finally confined Granados
at the customs house" until c oclock Mon
day night, when he -was Teleased by or
der of judge Arnulfo Miranda of the
All this, the complainant alleges
through his attorneys, was done with
out due process of law. Hence the
charges against the collector.
Silver pesos are dutiable, according to
a Mexican law passed November 23,
1904. to the degree of $15 per kilo. This
law was passed in view of the surplus
of pesos in European and Asiatic coun
tries, which could be procured at
about 40 cents and imported at a net
profit of the difference up to 50 cents
gold. The seizure of Granados's money
was based on a suspected violation of
this law- Federal court authorities this
morning announced that the investiga
tion against Granados had produced
nothing further than his possession of
the money, hence his release after a
24 hour detention. -
4" FIVE TRAIX ROBBERS ,
ESCAPE FROM PRISOX.
v Leavenworth, Kans., April 21.
41 Five train robbers serving life
? sentences escaped today from the
4 federal prison, near here. Within Hf
Hr a short time two of the men were
recaptured and at 11 a. m. three fr
4- others were surrounded in the
Crush within a short distance of
& the prison, and it is believed all 4.
5 will be taken. a
4- -51 $
FALLS TO DEATH.
Shreveport, La., April 21. J. J. Fish
er, a well driller, fell from the top of a
derrick and was instantlv killed in
Caddo City today
: REPUBLICANS AFTER
SCALP OF CECIL LYON
San Antonio, Tex., April 21. The Republican association of Texas Is meet
Ing here today, Duncan Mackny, of San Antonio, presiding-. Delegates from nil
the largcrcltles aud many smaller 'ones are attending.
The resolutions adopted request the Xational Republican executive com
mittee to appoint n ub committee to Investigate party affairs la Texas in an
effort to oust Cecil Lyon from the party management.
The meeting today decided to recognize no negro delegates but permit them
to have an affiliated organization.
' " ' BaBies Take Tke Lead
THIS is a little story of a, child whose heart is right and wlio3e hanil
knoweth charity: It is Thursday morning .very very early. He i
only two years old and not high enough to see over the counter of
The Herald office. He walks sturdily in and through the office ta the
news department, with two silver dollars held tightly in a verv small fist.
He look up confidently at the olerk. and his nursa lifts him so he can se?
'behind the works. He insists on h inding the clerk hi3 two silver dollar-,
with his tfwn dimpled hands, and the nurse explains that this i; master
Bertram Heil Hirsch and that he wants to contribute $2 of his own money
to ''Help Save the Babies."
Little Max Fischer Krakauer sends $15 to the fund, and this brines the
total so far subscribed up to $101.50. So less than $400 is needed (i ad
dition to what the city and county may do) to insure carrying on . the
work of babv saving during the hot months.
The appeal is verv personal and real. Have vou ever watched tlw long
night through over the bedside ofa.sick babv? "Cannot yquyrfve a dollar
or two to spare some mother this terror? " '-"
Prosecution and Defence In
Hyde Case to Demonstrate
Poisoning to Jury.
Defence G-arris Possession of
It and Creates Courtroom
Kansas City, Mo., April 21. Dogs and
frogs are expected to play an fcaportast
part In convicting or freeing Dr. Hyde
on the charge of murder. The state has
Renounced its intention of demonstrat
ing the action of strychnine by poisoa
ing a frog with the drug before the eya
of the jury.
I Tbxieologists have been employed by
the defence to poison s:x dogs for the
purpose of stuaying" the effects of
strychnine upon them. Some canines be-
i ing- given one-fifteenth of a grain of
strychnine four times a day others to
reteive a. saumivi. aiuuuui ui 'me yuisuxi.
Some dogs will be permitted to die Irom
the drug and others will be killed and
the digestive organs of the animais used
by the defence in presenting its case
to the jury-
Sensation In Court.
A stormy court room scene In which
many lawyers addressed the court at
the same time, bandied charges of un
fairness among themselves, the bond of
Dr. Hyde was almost revoked, and at
torneys for the defence threatened, upon
certain conditions, to attempt impeach
ment of state witnesses, marked the
Hyde murder trial thLi afternoon. And
the trouble arose over an attache of
prosecutor Conkling's office losing the
grand jury notes on the testimony to
Dr. Walter S. Haines and 42 other state
I witnesses. A woman found the notes
and gave them to Frank P. Walsh, chief
counsel for Dr. Hyde.
Xo PoIsor la Viscera.
These notes, according to Mr. Walsh
contain statements of Dr. Haines that
no cyanide of potassium was found In
the viscera of Col. Swope and that not
enough poison was found in Chrisman
Swope's viscera, to cause death.
"If Dr. Haines swears on the witness
stand to any alleged facts other than
these, he will be prosecuted for per
jury," said Mr. Walsh. Perjury is a
capital offense in 'a. murder case.
Prosecutor Conkling admits this is
the testimony Dr. Haines gave before
the grand jury, and avers that later the
chemist found traces of cyanide of
potassium in both viscera. He will
testify to this, says Mr. Conkling.
Attorney Walsh declared he had in
his possession papers containing notes
of the testimony of Dr. Walter S.
Haines given before the grand jury
which showed that the scientist had
declared that n6v cyanide of potassium
was found in the stomach of Col.
These papers, Mr. "Walsh said, had
been found in a street by a woman and
turned over to him.
Refuges to Answer.
Mr. Walsh's assertion followed a de-
mand of the court for Mr. Walsh xo te!i
whether ha had in his possession papers
belonging to the state.
"I refuse to, answer," shouted Walsh.
"Then brinjr in the iurv." said ludere
-Latshaw, striking the desk with his
Mr. Walsh ru3hed forward to tha
bench and made his startling- statement.
The order for the jury to be returned
"A man holding papers belonging to
the state is no better than a thief,"
said the court hotlj.
Pointing toward the jail adjoining
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