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McNAIRY COUNTY INDEPENDENT, SELMER, TENN..
COMPLAINT AGAINST CUMBER
LAND CO. UPHELD BY RAIL
EVENTS IN STATE CAPITAL
Doing in the Various Departments of
the Government of the Common
wealth Reported for Ben
efit of Our Readers.
The first Indication of the disposi
tion of the state railroad commisson
relative to telephone matters was
given when the commission upheld the
complaint of the Sun Telephone com
pany, a west Tennessee corporation,'
operating also In portions of Alabama
and Mississippi, against the Cumber
land Telephone & Telegraph company
In its complaint filed in February.
The Sun company alleged the Cumber
land was operating without franchise
rights In Henderson, Selmer and Ad
ams ville; that it had cut its rates from
11.65 to residences and $2.75 to busi
ness houses to a flat rate of 60 cents
to all, and that this action of the Cum
berland company was taken for the
sole purpose of driving the Sun com
pany out of business. The complaint
was heard by the commission with the
result that the following order was
"That the Sun Telephone & Tele
graph company shall, within ten days
from this date, file with the commis
sion its exchange rates for telephone
service In each exchange it operates in
this state, and on or after April 1,
1914, it shall be unlawful for the Cum
berland Telephone & Telegraph com
pany, or any telephone company, to
charge less rates for exchange service
in any of said places than may be
charged by the Sun Telephone & Tele
graph company. It is further ordered
that no free exchange service shall be
furnished by any company in any of
said exchanges other than to the re
spective municipalities and railroad
The commission is now working on
a plan to regulate telephone rates all
over the state, and will, it is said, have
a hearing at an early date.
State Y. M. C. A. Convention.
April 10-11 is the date set for the
meeting in Nashville of the thirty-first
state convention of the Young Men's
Christian association, and it is ex
pected that the meeting will bring to
gether many men prominent in the as
sociatlon circles of Tennessee and oth-
er states. It is announced that John
R. Mott, the great missionary leader of
the world, is expected to take part on
the program. Others to be heard in
public addresses are B. G. Alexander,
International field secretary; H. T
Baker, boys' work secretary for Vir
glnia; L. W. Dunn, international boys'
work secretary; C. C. McCullough,
street Tallway secretary of Memphis;
Rev. Paul B. Kern, Murfreesboro,
chairman state student work commit
tee; ex-Senator W. R. Webb, Bell
Buckle; Dr. W. D. Weatherford, inter
national student secretary, and Dr. O
E. Brown, chairman Tennessee stat
committee. One of the features of
ib.3 CCSVSSt'Cu "nil! be & big bttUiuet.
Soft Drink Dealers Reopen.
The bottlers and soft drink dealers
of Nashville made a move on Criminal
Judge Neal, Attorney-General A. B. An
derson and Sheriff Longhurst when
they presented Judge Nell with a pe
tltion, asking to be allowed to reopen
the soft drink stands on the following
To sell no intoxicating liquors; to
permit no gambling of any kind about
their places; to permit no lunch in
their houses; to prevent all women en
tering the places; to close from 11
p.m. Saturday until 4:30 a.m. Monday,
and at 10:30 p.m. every other night;
to promptly report all persons selling
intoxicating liquors. Other conditions
were made in order to strengthen the
After Judge Neil had heard the rep
resentatlves of the bottlers and soft
drink dealers he instructed Sheriff
Longhurst to allow the places to open
as soon as the respective soft drink
stand proprietors had signed the
agreement presented to him. Judge
Neil Bald he w-Uited it understood that
any man who allows whisky sold in
his place will get the limit of the law
It is said here this agreement will
probably result in the sale of beer
Branch Postoffice Remains.
The northeast Nashville postoffice
station will not be discontinued, ac
cording to a telegram received by
Postmaster Shannon from the depart
ment at Washington.
Ffoht New Slan Ordinance.
The Sory Sign company is seeking
to have the recent Nashville ordinance
limiting the erection of sign boards) de
clared unconstitutional. The com
pany claims it secured valuable leases
on sign board space before the new
law was passed.
Acquitted of Abusing Malls.
In the federal court the Jury In the
F. E. Tanner case returned a verdict
of not guilty. The defendant was in
dicted for violating the United States
Freshmen Are Up in Arms.
Students of Roger Williams univer
sity, Nashville's negro school, wear
green caps for college colors, and the
freshmen of Vanderbilt university are
"up in arms because upper classmen
compel them to wear caps of the same
Preachers Against Pictures.
The ministers' alliance of Nashville
has sat down on a series of creation
moving pictures which have been on
exhibition here. ,
Amis Quits State Committee.
Jonas T. Amis, chairman of the in
dependent democratic state executive
committee, has tendered his resigna
tion to James B. Ezzell, secretary, in a
letter to Mr. Ezzell. Mr. Ezzell imme
diately replied, stating that he would
present it to the committee at its next
Col. Amis states, in his letter to Ez-
zell, that the action of the committee
at its meeting "was intended to pre
maturely commit the independent dem
ocrats of the state to the candidacy of
Gov. Ben W. Hooper for a third term
aiming thereby to foresail any and all
efforts to harmonize existing differ
ences within the party acceptable to
the independent democrats." Under
these circumstances Col. Amis states
that it is due both to himself and the
committee that he resign.
In his reply Mr. Ezzell denies that
any premature action was taken. He
said that the proper construction "of
the committee's action is that it de
cltnes to trifle or traffic with the pow
er conferred upon it by the lndepend-
Judge Sam M. Young of the state
board of ' elections has informed
Messrs. Hlckerson and Woollen, who
will elect Stratton's successor, that he
is still an independent democrat, and
will select independents on county
boards. Judge Young's declaration
makes it certain the state officials will
now elect a regular to fill Stratton's
place and may elect one of the men
recommended by the state democratic
executive committee within a few
Accused Slayer Claims Innocence.
Sensational developments in the case
of Ben Hammonds, aged 22, charged
with the murder of Mrs. Hattie Ham
monds, his wife, are expected to be re
vealed by clews which the authorities
are working on. Hammonds claims
that his wife came to Nashville from
Tullahoma and that his wife disap
peared from a restaurant and that he
has not been able to find her. When
arrested he inserted an advertisement
in a local paper requesting his wife to
make her whereabouts known and
have him released. A witness is said
to have been found who will testify
where the woman is burled. After the
disappearance of the first wife Ham
monds is said to have changed his
name from Brown and married again,
the second wife endeavoring to pass
herself off as the first wife. When he
was arrested at Fort Worth, Tex., he
endeavored to have his second wife
pretend she was the missing woman.
This she did until Hammonds was tak
en away and then she confessed that
she was not the woman.
Election Board Is Complete.
Charles H. King, a prominent demo
crat of Jackson, has been elected a
member of the state board of election
commissioners by the nominating
committee, composed of Hlckerson,
Woollen and Sneed. The election
board Is complete now with Mr. King's
election. The other members are
Judge Sam Young of Dickson Springs
and J .Y. Penland of Knoxvllle. The
selection of King for the vacancy was
made unanimously. King was four
years chairman of the election com
mission of Madison county and for
two years chairman of the governing
board of the democratic executive com
mittee of Madison cdnnty.
Royal Arcanum Electa.
The Grand Council of Royal Arca
num elected the following officers at
Its annual session in Nashville: E. L.
McLemore, Knoxvllle, grand regent;
B. S. Seals, Nashville, grand vice
regent; C. H. Bradford, Chattanooga,
grand orator; Arch Lawrence, Nash
ville, sitting past grand regent; W. H.
Gray,- Nashville, grand secretary;
Louis David, Knoxvllle, grand treas
urer; Prof. A. G. Bowen, Nashville,
grand chaplain; C. S. Bernard, Mem
phis, grand guide; W. D. Stringfellow,
Nashville, grand warden; L. S Green
wood, Chattanooga, grand sentry.
Richardson Not Ambitious.
Judge John E. Richardson in a sign
ed statement that an injustice has
been done him by news reports to the
effect that an agreement had been
reached at Washington to name him
as the democratic candidate for gover
nor. He says no such agreement has
been made; that he will not be a can
didate and has no desire to be gover
nor. "I am attending strictly to the
duties of my office," says the Judge,
"with no desire to enter politics."
Nashville After Spitters.
Mayor Howse issued an emphatic
order to Chief of Police Curran to
instruct his force to arrest every per
son found spitting on the sidewalks.
The ordinance against sidewalk spit
ting has never been very effectively
Charged With Official Oppression.
H. C. Long, state electrical Inspect
or, has been arrested on a charge of
official oppression. The warrant
charges that he had arrested one man
a number of times through malice. He
Talks Tennessee Farms.
J. J. B. Johnsonlus, representing the
state board of agriculture, is back from
an extended talking Tennessee tour
through Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.
Along with him have come six repre
sentative farmers, three from Michi
gan, one from Indiana and two from
Ohio, who come to Tennessee with p.
view to Investigating the claims made
by Mr. Johnsonlus and to secure. It
satisfied, suitable farms and planta
tions. Mr. Johnsonlus says others wiT
Capt. J. P. Womack Dead.
CaDt. John P. Womack. aged i5, is
doad at the Confederate Soldiers'
home. He was the first Inmate of the
Institution, going there when it was
only a cabin and before the present
building was erected.
The Nashville park commission has
elected W. R. Cole to fill the vacancy
on the commission caused by death
some months ago of F. P. McWhorter,
then chairman. Mr. Cole is chairman
of the worklngmen's compensation
commission of Tennessee.
GALLATIN BANK IS
ROBBED OF $30,000
DETECTIVES CLAIM WORK IS NOT
THAT OF PROFESSIONAL
NEWS FROM ALL OVER STATE
Complete Review of Recent Interest
ing Happenings Throughout Ten
nessee as Reported by Our
Gallatin. The First National bank
of this city has been robbed of $30,000,
and from the evidence adduced thus
far the detectives are convinced that
the job was not done by yeggmen, but
by some one who had familiarized him
self with the interior of the bank. No
dynamite or nitroglycerin was used in
opening the vault of the money safe
inside the big vault. No mark or ef-
faeament of any kind was found on the
vault doors. The door of the outside
vault was operated by a combination
The door to the inside vault was a
time lock meclmnism.
President R. E. Donnell of the bank
says that of the funds taken $8,785
was in gold coin, $7,000 of which was
in one sealed bag; $8,500 was in gold
certificates, mostly in $20, $50 and
$100 bills; $700 was in $10 bills and
$3,100 in unsigned currency. The rob
bers left $500 or $600 in silver. The
bank was protected by burglar ins.ur
ance to the amount of $18,000.
Fire was discovered in the bank
vault at about 3 o'clock in the morn
ing, and an alarn developed the fact
that the robbery had been committed
There are no clews to the perpetrators
so far as is known.
All but $1,900 of the $30,710 miss
ing was taken from the inside or
money vault. All records of the bank
and Individual ledgers were burned in
a heap in the middle of the floor of
the main vault. Two hundred thou
sand dollars of loan notes were found
scattered over the room of the direct
ors. The bank claims it will pay dollar
SLAVES' HERITAGE CASE UP.
United States Supreme Court Asked to
Give Far-Reaching Decision.
Memphis. The far-reaching and fi
nal judgment of the United States su
preme court is asked in a bill filed
at Washington on the right of ex
slaves to inherit from their brothers
and sisters who, likewise, were in serv
ltude. The central figure in the ques
tlon is John Jones, now dead. He
was born a slave near Memphis, but
after the war acquired 87 acres of land
near Woodstock, Tenn., and paid for
it bit by bit, until he became owner
outright of a piece of improved land
now valued at $10,000. Will Jones, an
illegitimate son, helped him work the
farm. John Jones died intestate. His
widow, Margaret Jones, claimed the
property and the supreme court of
Tennessee hearing the complaint of
Jones' brothers and sisters who claim
ed their interest, held that ex-slaves
had no inheritable blood. The broth
ers and sisters waived their conten
tion in favor of Will Jones, the son.
LONE DEPOSITOR OPPOSES.
Settlement of Defunct Memphis Bank's
Affairs Grows Nearer.
Memphis. Immediate success of the
Mercantile bank reorganization plan,
which will give Memphis a new na
tional bank, with paid up capital of
$600,000, practically hinges on one de
positor. This depositor, with an tK
count of $12,000, has refused to sign
the 75 per cent settlement, thereby
holding in check a majority of the
eleven other unsigned bank customers,
each holding deposit claims In excess
of $1,000. Only $4,000 Is needed to
complete the fund of $200,000 which
the citizens' committee set out to raise
in order to settle in full the claim of
5,600 depositors having accounts of
less than $1,000, and allow the bank
ing business to be resumed under gov
Acquitted of Burning Church.
Paris. In circuit court here John
Jackson, negro, was acquitted of the
charge of arson. The accusation took
place a tew months ago, when the
Bird's Creek Baptist church burned to
the ground. TWis was one of the old
est churches in the county, dating
back 100 years., Bloodhounds were
procured and trailed to the negro's
Strikes Signs of Oil.
Parts. S.' N. King, a prominent
farmer near here, caused quite a sen
satlon by announcing that he had evl
dence and indications that he has
struck oil on his farm near Buchannon
To Sell School Pig.
Knoxvllle. The Rlverdale school pig
will be sold on the market In Knox
vllle. This pig was fattened on the
scraps from the baskets and corn
brought by the children. This la the
first school pig in 'Tennessee.
Mule Kicks False Teeth Out.
Clarksville. Frank E. Broome, a
farmer, residing between Palmyra and
Shlloh, lost a set of false teeth and
was painfully Injured when a mule
kicked him in the face.
Veteran of Crimea Dies.
Chattanooga. Peter McArthur, a
veteran of the Crimean war, 76 years
of age, is dead here. He was a mem
ber of the Twenty-fourth Highlanders
of the British army and was with his
regiment in the siege of Lucknow.
Seventy-five to Lose Jobs.
Memphis. Seventy five men em
ployed by the, United States Express
company will be thrown out of employ
ment by the recent decision to dis
solve the company.
HELD NOT LIABLE FOR ERRORS.
Ruling Mads UW$Demage Suit Against
Bristol. DamavAK esmot be recov
ered in the state courts of Tennessee
against the Western Union Telegraph
company for errors in the transmis
sion of Interstate messages, according
to a holding of Judge Dana Harmon bt
the first judicial court, which settles a
much disputed question as far as the
lower, court is concerned. .A Bristol
broker sued the Western Union for
his commission, alleging to have been
lost by the defendant's error in a code
word transmitted in a message from
California. Judge Harmon sustained
a motion to dismiss the suit on the
ground that the message was inter
state and that tha plaintiff was bound
by the conditions on the back of the
message blank, which prohibited a re
covery. The state courts do not recog
nize this condition on interstate mes
sages, but the federal courts have rec
ognized It as valid. '
FORMER DEPUTY ON TRIAL.
Sam McCampbell , Accused of Killing
Paris. Among the more prominent
cases before the present term of cir
cuit court is that pt Sam McCampbell,
charged with murder. About a year
ago, while acting as deputy sheriff, he
shot Earl Ford, a youth about 17 years
of age, causing death about eight
hours later. -, Young Ford was one
among the number of boys who rode
a freight train from Paris to Whltlock.
McCampbell was on guard when the
train arrived at the station and when
he attempted to arrest the boys they
broke and ran. McCampbell entered
Into pursuit of them and It seems that
he being at some distance, pulled his
revolver and discharged it. The ball
struck young Ford In a vital spot and
his death resulted. A civil suit was
tried in the circuit court at its last
session In which -Ford's father asked
damages of $10,000, but he lost the
SUE ON LIQUOR SHIPMENTS.
Would Compel Express Company to
Deliver in North Carolina.
Bristol. The Bristol liquor" shippers
have instituted a suit here to compel
the Southern Express Company to do
liver liquor shipments in North Caro
lina. As a result of a law passed by
the legislature of North Carolina, and
applicable to many counties in that
state, the express company is prohib
ited from delivering liquor shipments
that contain in excess of one quart.
The Bristol liquor shippers filed a suit
in the federal court to compel the ex
press company to accept shipments for
these counties, but Federal Judge Mc
Dowell decided that the United States
court had no jurisdiction and that the
suit would have to be brought in thi
GENTER PLEADS GUILTY.
Chattanooga Man Admits Slaying His
Wife Near Rhea Springs.
Dayton. Hubert P. Center of Chat
tanooga, accused of the murder of his
wife and the wounding of his wife's
uncle recently, at their home near
Rhea Springs, was brought into cir
cuit court for trial before Judge Ed
win L. Davis." A formal plea of not
guilty and also one of insanity were
entered. Because of the absence of
certain witnesses the case was con
tinued until the July term of the court.
Genter had expressed the hope that
the case would not be continued, say
ing he wanted th matter "settled." .
Protest Against 8tock Pens.
Big Sandy. An ordinance, rather
drastic in Its nature has been passed
by the city council here. By its pro
visions dealers, shippers and others
are prevented from penning and feed
ing stock within the corporate limits,
and offenders are subject to a fine of
not less than $25, nor more than $50.
The railroad stock pens provided for
shippers of stock are within the corpo
rate limits and some of the citizens
claim they are unsanitary and should
be declared a nuisance and abated.
Form Anti-Gossip Club.
Paris. One of the new things un
der the sun is a woman's club whose
leading feature is a restriction of all
gossip. The motto of this new organ
ization is:' "There is so much good
in the worst of us, and so much tad
In the best of us, it does not behoove
any of us to talk about the rest of us."
This organization is the Prlscilfa club
of Puryear, this county. The purpdse
of the organization is needlework ar
well as social work.
Editor Found Dead In Bed.
Knoxvllle. J. P. Dugglns, editor of
the Oliver Springs News, was found
dead in bed. His death was from
heart failure. ; f
Will Build Coke Ovens.
Chattanooga. J. E. James, promot
er of the Hale's bar power plant, an
nounces that he expects to build a big
row of coke ovens In Chattanooga.
Humboldt Postmaster Chosen.
Humboldt. J. W. McGlathery has
been given the indorsement of Con
gressman Finis J. Garrett for postmas
ter of Humboldt, and the spirited fight
that has been waged for the position
has come to an end.
Fatally Hurt In Runaway.
Maury City. Chester Boon, whfle
driving a young horse to a cart, was
thrown from tire cart and fatally in
jured. The horse became frightened
and ran away.
Plan to Repave Streets.
Jackson. The city council is consid
ering the purchasing of a large amount
of bituallthlc pavement fcr the streets
of Jackson. The streets were graveled
several years ago, but constant repair
work has been very expensive
Will Hold Drainage Congress.
Humboldt. The Humboldt Business
Men's club has started a nfbvement
for a great drainage congress, - com
posed of lowland holders on all the
forks of the Forked Deer river and
IEHB DF THE WEEK
HAPPENINGS OF THE 8EVEM
PAST DAYS ARE BRIEFLY
cR0M AROUND THE PLANET
Dispatches From Our Own and Far
sign Countries Are Here Given
In Short Meter Tor
Indictments charging oppression
and malfeasance in office were re
turned against Dr. U. G. Crandall
president, and Joseph I. McDonald
treasurer of the St. Joseph, Mo., board
of police commissioners.
The First National bank of Gallatl
Tenn., was robbed of $30,000. Fire
was discovered In the bank vault
about 3 o'clock in the morning and an
alarm led to discovery of the robbery
Flans for Joint maneuvers by the
regular army and national guard, to
include attacks on Washington and
San Francisco by invading armies, to
gether with the establishment of nu
merous training camps throughout the
country, were announced by the war
Woodrow Wilson unbosomed him
elf to the members of the National
Press club of Washington, telling
them in frank, conversational way
how he felt as president of the United
A gift of $50,000 from John D. Rock
efeller to the International Y. M. C
A. college at Springfield, Mass., was
announced at Boston.
Gen. Villa and his army of 12,000
rebels invested the federal stronghold
of Torreon. The khaki-clad columns
occupied the environs of the city with
Believing she had consumption and
would be a burden to her husband,
Mrs. William Anthony, wife of a con
tractor at Greenwich, Conn., drowned
her two small daughters In a bathtub
and then swallowed poison.
John L. Lawson, "star" reporter for
the Chicago Tribune, and one of the
best-kno'vn newspaper rflen in tle
middle west, met a tragic death when
he fell down an elevator slwft in the
Chicago Press club building.
Connie Mack, chieftain of the
world's champion Athletics, who is at
Jacksonville, Fla., training his play
ers, received a message from hPlla
delphia telling him that he was the
father of a dainty baby girl. This is
Mack's second child by his present
Jay Gould, American and British
amateur court tennis champion, won
the open professional championship of
the world at Philadelphia from George
F. Covey of England, the professional
a a a
The fifth body recovered from the
ruins of the St. Louis Seed company's
lour-story brick building, destroyed
by the collapse of the M. A. C. west
wali, was delivered at the morgue and
a a a
"That's the biggest fake ever start
edit's perfectly ridiculous," said
Mrs. Champ Clark when asked about
a report that her only daughter, Miss
Genevieve Clark, Is engaged to marry
a a a
William West, 97 years old, was
married to Marceline Brady, 107, ot
New Orleans, La. The ceremony was
performed by Justice Dauenhauer.
Both are negroes and their romance
dates back three-quarters of a cen
a a a
Dallas Shields, a negro barber, was
lynched in Fayette. Mo., by a mob of
250 men, less than two hours after he
had shot and killed John Gaines, a
a a ' '
The Interstate commerce commis
sion elected Commissioner James Har
lan chairman' to succeed Commission
er Edward E. Clark.
. a a a '
A material decrease in the number
of train, accidents was shown by an
interstate commerce, commission bul
letin issued for the quarter ending
Sept. 30, 1913.
a a a
. Sixty thousand, one hundred and
nineteen women registered Tuesday
in Chicago in preparation for their
first chance to use their newly grant
ed suffrage at the oldermanic elec
tion April 7.
A verdict of not guilty was returned
In May field, Ky., by the jury in the
second trial of May Copeland and her
fiance, Luclan Turk, charged with
having murdered Miss Copeland's
brother-in-law, Hugh Atchison, a
wealthy farmer, in Carlisle county,
a a a
Bert Adams and Lloyd Bitzberger,
who escaped from the United States
military prison Sunday by sliding
down a rope made of carpets, were
apprehended in South Omaha, Neb.,
according to a telegram.
a a a
Gaston Calmette, editor of the Fi
garo, Paris, was shot and killed by
MmevHenrlette Calllaux, wife of Jo
seph Calllaux, the French minister ot
finance. Mme. Calllaux went to the
office of the Figaro to carry out an
act of vengeance against M. Calmette.
The Lehigh Valley Railroad com
pany was sued by Attorney-General
McReynolds under the Sherman anti
trust law as being the dominant fac
tor in a combination alleged to con
trol the output of anthracite coal from
"For advertising, one mileage
book, may become a freauent Itam
on the books of the great railroads ot
America, should a bill proposed hy
Senator Henry L. Meyers of Montana,
Democrat, and referred to the senate
interstate commerce committee be
panFod by congress.
a a a
Frank P. Wheatly, note teller In
the Third National bank at St. Louis.
Is accused of embezzling $17,053.33 of
the bank s money during the last four
Four persons were burned to death
as the result of a fire caused by a gas
explosion in Ardmore, Ok. A fifth
was seriously Injured.
a a a
"War in Ulster" is the startling
headline sensational London aewssa
pers are displaying in black-Bet tyre.
The government began to place Its
regular troops in Ireland so they may
be in a position to deal with any sit
uation that may arise.
Suit alleging conspiracy, claiming
million dollars damages and asking
body judgments against the national
and state officers of the United Mine
AVorkers of America, and all national
organizers who have participated in
the Colorado coal strike, were filed in
the district court at Trinidad by coun
sel for the Colorado Fuel and Iror
Representative Hill of the Cairo
111., district introduced a bill requiring
ail interstate railroads, steam or elec
tric, to pay their employes "as often
a a a
An explosion tnat occurred In mij
No. 12, at Buxton, la., caused the
death of two men and 19 mules. The
accident , occurred at the shot-firing
period and was followed by a cave-in
of part of the mine.
Two battalions of the Ninth infan
try regiment, United States army, Col
Crane commanding, left Fort Thorn
as, Ky., for Laredo, Tex., where they
will take up the duty of patroling the
a a a
After bundling the messenger,
"Rob" Martin, into a gunny sack, a
masked man robbed the express car
attached to northbound Gulf. Colo
rado & Santa Fe Dasseneer train of
currency estimated at about $14,000
ana escaped at neimg, Tex.
a a a
After deliberating nine hours a jury
at Pontiac, 111., found former Judge
Fred G. White guHty of forgery and
recommended imprisonment in the
penitentiary for an indeterminate pa
riod, not to exceed 14 years.
Harry Nlsbet of Coulterville, 111.,
and John Donley of Whatcheer, la,
were killed when a handcar on which
they were riding was struck by a
a a a
After a vigorous defense of woman
suffrage in the senate. Senator Borah
of Idaho shocked suffrage advocates
on the floor and in the galleries by
declaring that it was Impractical and
impossible to obtain the vote for worn
en by a constitutional amendment.
a a a
Hearings began on Senator Reed's
resolution to direct the secretary of
war to take over and operate the Mer
chants' bridge at St. Louis.
a a a
Vincent St. John, general secretary
of the Industrial Workers of the
World, scouted the possibility of any
army of unemployed conducting a rev
olution against the government.
a a a
Laborers digging in the ruins of
he Missouri Athletic club in St. Louis
took out 'the thirtieth body, it was
identified as that of William A. Hun
William Miller of Detroit, Mich.,
shattered all high marks in the Amer
ican Bowling congress tournament at
Buflalo, N. Y taking first place in
the jingles with a ssore of 675.
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A conference of representatives of
commercial clubs of the Mississippi
valley from St. Paul to New Orleans
is to. be held in St. Louis April 29 to
consider river terminals.
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Dr. Edward S. Holden, 68 years old,
famous as an astronomer, scientist
and educator, librarian of the United
StaUs military academy since 1902,
died at West Point.
Sir John Murray, the noted natural
ist and oceanographer, was killed near
his home, Challenger Lodge, Wardie,
Edinburgh, in a motor car accident
which occurred while his daughter
Rhoda was driving.
A serious earthquake occurred in
the Prefecture of Akita, Island of
Hondo, Japan. Hundreds of persons
in both Akita and Kowakubl were
killed and many houses destroyed or
damaged. . The volcano Asaraa-Yama,
90 miles northwest of Tokio, is in
The senate went on record in favor
of 'a constitutional amendment for
equal suffrage. The vote was 35 to 34
in favor of the resolution, but, as a
two-thirds- vote was required to pass
the resolution, the vice-president an-'
nounced that it had failed to carry.
Grave events are impending In Ul
ster, according to the Unionist news
papers, and a rumor is current that
the government is preparing for the
military occupation of the province.
There are various Indications that
crisis has been reached.
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Saving whisky was a more impor
tant consideration than saving hu
man lives In the Saxon boarding
house fire, near Ashland, Wis., in
which the lives of Miss Auger and
three unidentified men were lost, ac
cording to testimony brought out at
the coroner's inquest.
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A. H. House and A. D. Parkins,
strike-breakers employed at the Oak
Creek mines, were arrested, accused
of killing a striker ana seriously
wounding another in a street fight at
Oak Creek. Colo. '
T.-RS PARTY IN
MISHAP IN BRAZIL
"WE HAVE LOST EVERYTHING,"
SAYS BRIEF ME8SAGE FROM
COLONEL IS BELIEVED SAFE
Valuable Specimens Gathered by Ex
pedition Supposed to Be Lost In
the Rapids of a Tributary of
the Amazon River.
New York. The following message
was received from Anthony Fiala, the
well known Arctic explorer and resi- '
dent of Brooklyn, who is one of the.
members of the party of Col. Theodore
Roosevelt, which plunged into the un
explored wilds of central Brazil about
nine days, ago, expecting to reach.
Manaes, the commercial metropolis
of the Amazon country, about 900
miles from the mouth of the river:
" San Tarem, Brazil (via Pernamb
co, St. Vincent and the Azores).
"We have lost everything in the rap
ids (presumably rapids of a tributary
of the Amazon river). Telephone my
wife of my safety.
San Tarem is on the Tapajos river
close to its confluence with the Ama
zon and about 500 miles from the
mouth of the latter.
No Word From Roosevelt.
Inquiries made showed that tha
Roosevelt family had heard nothing
yet from the colonel concerning the
mishap of the expedition or his ow n
situation. It need not be inferred
from this fact, however, that th
colonel sustained any personal injury.
On the contrary,, Mr: Fiala's silence
on the subject Indicates that the col
onel is safe and that the loss is con.
fined to the equipment and the arch
aeological and other specimens gath
ered by the expedition for the under
standing with Mr. Fiala was that any
personal Injury to the colonel wan to
be cabled Immediately and fully. It
is aiso proDapie that Mr. Fiala -himself
is not at San Tarem, but has en
trusted his message to some native on
the way to that town.
Five Americans In Party.
In a letter written Jan. 16 from
Tapirapoan in Matto Grosso. a Wtbh
province in the south-central part of
Brazil, and received last week by
Frank M. Chapman, curator of hlrda
of the American Museum of Natural
History, Col. Roosevelt said that in a
monm or six weeks he would manh
the headwaters of an unexplored river
ana tnat ne expected to go down this,
taking with him his son. Kermlt. Mr.
Fiala and George K. Cherrie, a repre
sentative of the museum, besides Col.
Hondon and other Brazilian membera
of the party.
Col. Roosevelt did not sav In thl
letter whether the river had a name,
but Theodore Roosevelt. Jr., said that
in another letter his father had prIIpiI
it the Rio Duivata, or "River of
25,000 Soldiers at Ulster.
Belfast. No disorder was reDorted
from the closely guarded province of
Ulster, occupied by more than 25,000
government troops. Fear of riots
among the work-ingmen who were idle
proved unfounded, Sir Edward-Carson's
warning to his followers evl- ;
dently having been heeded. The defec- '
tion of the army officers Is the cause
of great jubilation in Ulster and
among the officials of the nrovifslnnftl
government, who are keeping In close
touch with events in Curragh and
other military depots in Ireland
through secret correspondence.
Rebels Are Ready to Strike.
El Paso, Tex. Pancho Villa and his
rebel soldiers drove the federal de
fenders of Torreon further back to
ward their final base, and his ad
vance guard was in Brittingham Junc
tion, only six miles from Gomez Pa
laclo," a suburb of Torreon. This is
the location of the advance guard ot
the main army, commanded by Villa
Hope for Early Action.
Washington. Democratic leaders ot .
the two houses are planning to expe
dite committee consideration of the
onti-trust bills so that they can be
takejl up and pushed to passage the
instant the tolls repeal measure It ,
out of the way. (
8how With Nude Woman.
Paris. The sensation of the first
production of a dramatization ot
Pierre Louy's "Aphrodite" at the Re
naissance theater was the appearance
upon the stage of a totally nud
woman In the final act. ,
Land Dealer Kills 8elf.
Marion, 111. Thomas M. Mitchell,
6, wealthy, killed himself by shoot
ing at his home In Corinth township.
He leaves an estate of about $100,000,
much of It being made in the last few
months on coal land deals.
Nagged, Hits Her; Divorce Denied.
Clevland. Ruling that poking one's
wife In the face was not extreme
cruelty, Judge Phillips refused a di
vorce to Mrs. George KnanD. when
her husband testified she was $
Paderewski "Buys." '
New York. When dancers In a
Carnegie hail studia agreed to soft
pedal the ragtime which made Pader
ewski nervous before a concert, the
famous pianist treated them to cham
pagne. Paid Cent for Two Weeks' Work.
Baltimore. "I was paid Just 1 cent
for two weeks' hard work In a cotton
mill at Rock Spur, N. C," said Andrew
Neugebauer, who was given money
to take himself, wife and two childrua
hack to their borne in New Yorl