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THE HAYTI HERALD
SI.09 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
A GENERAL SUMMARY OF IMPOR
TANT NEWS OF THE WEEK
GATHERED FROM ALU OVER.
As the result of nn explosion nt
Lick Branch mine, nt Switchback,
W. Vn., between 50 anil 100 miners
With twenty state senators voting
for it, the Ilolladny state-wide pro
hibition bill has been passed in the
upper branch of the general as
sembly of Tennessee.
The administration, it is learned.
18 preparing a bill for the exclusion
of Asiatic laborers, intended to
make the exclusion laws moie eco
nomical 'and effective.
Anahsis of the returns of the
recent prcsidcntal election discloses
that one county of the United States,
Zapata County, Texas, cast its vote
unanimously for the Eepublisan elec
tors. Joseph Massing, aged 43 years,
while hunting near Madison, Ind.,
leaned on his rifle, and his dog in
pawing at him pulled the trigger
and the bullet entered
It will require $234 ,000,000 to
run the postal seivico during the
fiscal year 1910, according to the
decision reached by the House Com
mittee on Post Offices and Post
The Ways and Means Comfittee
reported favorably to the House the
bill introduced by Chairman Payne
providing a duty of $1.10 a gallon
on bay rum imported from Porto
In commemoration of the 100th
anniversary of the birth of Abraham
Lincoln, the House authorized the
postmaster general to is-Mio Lincoln
postage stamps of the denomination
of 2 cents.
The Illinois branch of the Eed
Cross Society has forwarded more
than $ 15.000 to Washington to be
transmitted to the Italian Red
Cross to be used for the. relief of
President l?oo-evelt rode ninety
miles on horseback as an experiment.
and when he diMiiounted at the
"White House door, after seventeen
hours in the saddle, ho did not show
any marked signs of weariness.
Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson, a col
ored woman, aged 107. and a former
slave, said to be the oldest person
in Indiana, is dead at Indianapolis.
She always said she remembered
Jiunso Madison and Thomas .lefl'er
Much interest was manifested by
the senntors in the procedure that
will be adopted to dispose of the
charges by the President against
Senator Tillman in relation to the
attempted purchase of timber lands
After a long period of hard,
pnt ient work, Secretary of State
Ifoot and Ambassador Brycc of
Great Hritiim Tuesday night signed
n treaty for the settlement of inter
national differences between the
national differences between the
United States and Canada.
Alf II. Cardin of New Albany,
Ind., until recently a resident of
Crittenden county, Kentucky, filed
suit in the United States court here
Aguinet William Neal and about one
hundred others alleged night riders
of Marshall, Crittenden, Caldwell,
Trigg and Lyon counties, for $10,
400 damages, claiming they burned
his tobacco warehouse at View, Ivy.,
on the night of Feb. 8, 1908. and
compelled him to leave the slate.
Directors of the National Bill
Posters' Association, in tesaion nt
Oklahoma City, issued an order for
bidding members of the association
to post nude pictures, such as are
used to advertise union suits and
Judge Thomas G. Jones of the
United States Court for the Middle
District of Tennessee, in a ckborntc
opinion Wednesday afternoon held
the Carmichacl prohibition net, un
dor which this stute is operating,
While both were riding on the
same mule William Ni-x, who sat
in front, was cut to death by his
brother-in-law. Bright Uilstrnp, two
miles south of Cleveland, Ga. Gil
strap, according to report, stabbed
Nix seventeen times.
Herbert S. Hadley, former attor
ney general for Missouri, was sworn
in as governor Tuesday at noon by
Justice Lamm of the supreme court.
A blizzard raged outside the capitol,
but the inaugural ceremonies were
attended by immense throngs.
One by one, as his four children
.descended the stairs from their bed
rooms Wednesday, James York, a
quarry worker, nt Bradley's Cross
ing. Minn., slaughtered them all
with a knife. Then ho went into
a woodshed and hanged himself.
Tl.o T Al-;..c f CU Tnnic w-na
j nur. xi . Olivine j i. uii jji.i3 tuiij
before the House Committee on
Claims for more than an hour Wed
nesday, submitting to a lengthy ex
amination by members of that com
mittee Regarding the $1(,."()0 short
age discovered in the St. Louis sub
treasury more than two years ngo.
For several days stories have been
going the rounds that the relations
between the President and Judge
Tuft were strained. Dissatisfaction
at the White House because of the
prominence given to "reactionaries"
in the prospective Taft Cabinet vas
given iu the basis for the alleged
The first infliction of capital
punishment in France for a number
of years past were witnessed in this
Town this week, when four murder
ers were decapitated by the guillo
tine. The executions were public
and took place in the presence of
a large crowd.
Speedy action to prevent lobby
ing in the Kansas Legislature, was
outlined in the House, when it pass
ed a reolution authorizing the
speaker to appoint a committee to
act jointly with a similar commit
tee from the Senate to frame an
anlilobhying bill to be rushed
through to passage.
Through the sympathy of Charles
W. Morse, the Wall-street financier
who was sentenced to l."5 years' im
prisonment for breaking the Federal
banking laws, a young Texan named
.James B. Wilson will return to his
home in San Antonio and take u
fresh start in life.
Plans for what it is stated will
be the most extensive publicity
campaign ever conducted in the in
terest of great national problems as
they confront the church have been
announced in New York by the
Homo Missions Council of the Evan
gelical denominations throughout
the United States.
As the resit of keeping a New
Year' s resolution, in which he gave
up the use of cigarettes, Edward
Lane, 20 years old, died at Hazle
ton, Ind. He was additid to ex
cessive smoking nnd was urged to
stop them with the new year. So
accustomed had the young man be
come to the use that the denial
affected his nervous system seriously.
Following the receipt of special
cable dispatches from San Frnncisco
Tokio, Japan, relating to matters
now pending before the California
Legislature Japanese newspaper
here elaborate upon the strained re
lations that may arise through the
passage of bills nnd the enactment
of laws forbidding the ownership
of land and the -attendance of pub
lic schools by Japanese residents of
Miss Hufe, a school nurso of
Cambridge, Mass., says Hint cig
nrotte smoking is that city is very
common nnd that hundreds of little
girls are among tho smokers. About
two-thirds of the girls smoke from
five to fifteen cigarettes a day.
Nose affections and heart trouble
Tho State Corporation Commis
sion of Oklahoma began the hearing
of u docket of sixty-two cases this
wjek, including ten cases of con
tempt, four each against tho Santa
Fe and Hock Island railroads and
two against the Frisco, for violations
of the mill nnd transit order nnd
other rules of the commission.
Estimates place the damage re
sulting from the blizzard which
swept Texas from the Pan-Handle
to the gulf coast at more than one
million and a half dollars. In tho
western section it is known that nt
least 10,000 head of cattle succumb
ed, while more suffered from the
It was learned from nn authori
tative source here that the United
Sates Government has forced tho
llonduran Government to apologise
for an insult olliered to an American
consular officer by a llonduran offi
cial. The o trending llonduran offi
cial was dismissed from office and
officially degraded on the emphatic
demand of the United States.
Gov. Deneen and the other state
officers-el cct will be inaugurated
next Monday. The legislative dead
lock over the canvass of the vote
has been broken. The vote was can
vassed and the result officially de
clared. Arrangements were then
made for the inaugural ceremonies
on Januaiy 18 just one week after
the dale fixed by the constitution.
A resolution declaring the water
wagon in Oklahoma to be a common
carrier was introduced in the Okla
homa house by Representative ''Bill"
Durant of Durant, passed with a
whoop, and sent to the senate for
concurrence. The resolution de
chucs that the welfare of the peo
ple demands that the state-wide pro
hibition law have the moral support
of tho stale's entire citizenship.
"Many people aie. sending me
material in regard to Hooscvelt's
dark and crooked ways and I am
prepaiing a speech in which I will
try to redeem my promise made,''
said Senator Tillman. He said ho
did not know how soon he would
be able to deliver his speech, but
he would make it before the presi
dent retired from office.
Thornton Jenkins llnins listened
to the Inst of the testimony that
can possibly be given against him
when he heard the rebuttal witness
called by Prosecutor Dnrrin. Judge
Crane promised Attorney Mclntyre
that he could have all day in which
to deliver his summing up address
to the jury. Mr. Mclntyre said
that he could use every minute of
the court day and that he might
need to ask Judpj Crane to extend
the legal day.
Tho National Government has
come to n realization that tho Pana
ma Canal will cost, in the neighbor
hood of $1500,000,000. It proposes
to issue bonds early in the spring
which will go n long ways toward
reimbursing tho treasury for the ex
penditures which have Already been
made. The time is considered op
vortune because of the general rc
vivnl of commercial and trade condi
tions coincident with the incoming
It was lenraed Friday on reliable
authority that the Department of
Juhtice had turned over to the
United States district attorney,
Stimson, of the Southern district
of New York, all the papers con
nected with tho Panama canal pur
chase, which has been the target
for criticism for the last few months.
It is believed this transfer is made
with a view of bringing criminal
action in Now York against publish
ers of newspapers who havo been
held responsible for the reflections
on tho transaction
20 DIE WHEN TRAINS KIT
Firo Starts in Wreckage, But Extin
guished With Snow.
Denver, Col. Twenty persona lost
their lives and between 40 nnd 00 oth
ers were injured, some fatally, in n
hend-on collision between westbound
Denver nnd Rio Grande passenger train
No. ( nnd castbound double-header
freight No. GO, late Sunday nignt, 18
miles cast of Qlcnwood Springs, because
Guslav Olson, a veteran engineer of the
system, failed to obey orders.
Tho wreckage caught fire, and the
horrors of a holocaust weio only avert
ed by the uninjured passengers and mem
bers of tho train crews, who used shov
els and boards to throw snow upon the
flames, putting them out before they
could eat their way through the debris
nnd consume tho dead and living. And,
to make matters worse, a second wreck
occurred cast of Glcnwood Springs, after
tho first relief train readied that city
with the injured, marooning the second
relief train carrying other wreck vie
turns nnd tho bodies of nineteen dead,
for nearly ten hours.
CUBA LIBRE JANUARY 28.
Cubans to Be Given Second Chance
Havana. On January 2S at noon the
Cuban people will conic into their own
for the second time at the hands of the
American go eminent. It was on May
20, 1002, that the American ilag, hoisted
after the war with Spain, was hauled
down in favor of the blue-striped, single
st aired ensign of Cuba.
This republic, for which tho Cubans
vainly fought Spain for so many years,
lasted little more than the period be
tween presidential elections in the
United States. In September, 100G, a
company of marines landed at the pal
ace from the United States cruiser Den
vpr and halted a victorious levuliitionary
army on tho outskirts of Havana, and
American intencntion, which first came
against a foreign power, was once more
a reality, this time to set things right
among the Cubans themselves.
TROUBLED OVER SALARIES
Congress Raised Own Salary, Why
Washington. Congress is worried
over what to do with the salary ques
tion. The wo-riment of the .statesmen
comes about in large part because, hav
ing cheerfully voted to increase their
own salaries, and that not long enough
ngo to be out of the mind of the pub
lic, senutors and representatives cannot
with any grace keep from doing some
thing for their official brethren.
Now nlong comes a variety of snlary
increase propositions that, if carried out,
mean additional expenditures for the
president, the speaker of the house, the
vice-president and the federal judges of
The aggregate incrense that would be
carried if all these proposed provisions
for higher salai ies go into effect amounts
to over $400,000.
TAFT TALKS TO THE NEGROES
Black Man Must JKTalco Himself In
Augusta, Ga. Introduced to a big au
dience of men, comprising the negro Y.
M. C. A. of tliis city, as "the most pop
lar and conspicuous citizen of tho United
Stutes; America's greatest .statesman,
our uncrowned king, for whom we wish
a successful administration and a Becond
term," by tho famous Dr. Walker,
known us the "Black Spurgeon," Mr.
Taft became greatly inteicsted in dis
cussing the Christian uplift of Y. M. C.
A. work, nnd talked for an unusually
long time to his enthusiastic listeners.
Dr. Walker painted a bright present
and a brighter future for the negroes
of Georgia, who owned, he said, a million
ncres of land in the State, and paid
taxes on $20,000,000 worth of property.
This report Mr. Taft regarded us most
encouraging; it gave him an illustra
tion for his oft-expressed belief thnt tho"
race question must be settled by the
negroes making themselves indispensa
ble to tho community in which they
lived. This meant industry, information
and thrift, only acquired by constant in
3,000 Houses to Be Built.
Washington. An innovation in inter
national relief measures is to bo under
taken by iho American government in
expending the $800,000 in money appro
priated for the Italian- earthquake suf
ferers. Penlizing thut great used among
tho suircrorB will bo shelter from the ele
ments, President ltooseelt lias decided
to. send to Italy material for the con-
struction of .'1,000 substantul but neces-
sarlly very modest frame house, supple
meiitiiig this by supplying civilian car-
penters to auporvlRo the construction if
this cuu bo arranged.
VICTORY FOR THE DRYS.
Success of Anti-Saloon Forces at
Charleston, Mo., Is Celebrated.
Charleston. Church bolls ami
whistles were sounded in honor of.
the victory of tho day in the local con
test and a public meeting of thanks
giving waB held nt tho court house.
Charleston voted dry by 128
majority, after a hard campaign,
which brought out tho largest vote
ever polled here.
Notwithstanding a blizzard was rag
ing all day, members of the Anti-Saloon
League, assisted by the W. C. T.
U., camped near each precinct polling
placo and, warmed by camp fires
made their fight against the liquor in
terests. Trolley to Lone Jack Soon.
Joplin. The promoters of tho pro
posed trolley lino from this city to
Lone Jack says that tho final survey
has been made -and accepted and that
It is only a question of a short time
before the work of construction will
begin. It is the ultimate object la
building this line, together with sey
eral divisions already projected, trf
connect Kansas City with Jefferson
City by trolley. The entire distuncol
to be covered is approximately 125?
iniles, tho one to be built first from v
here to Lone Jack covering thirty
miles of the distance. The new road
will leave tho Metropolitan proper
at about Twenty-ninth street and
Train Runs Down Rich Hill Man.
Rich Hill. J. L. Kooyston. aged
62 years, of this city, was struck
by a Missouri Pacific passenger
train here Saturday and received
injuries from which he died an hour
later. He was picking up coal on the
tracks and did not hear or see the
Missouri Girl Dies From Burns.
Rich Hill. Miss Minnie Melnts,
aged IS years, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Meints, living near Am
sterdam, this county, died Friday
from injuries received when her cloth
ing caught firo from a heating stove
earlier in the day.
Another County Votes Dry.
Charleston. Mississippi county
outside of Charleston voted on tho
question of local option Saturday.
Eight out of thirteen precincts give
a majority of CG3 in favor of tho drys.
Tho remaining preclnts will probably
increase this majority. Charleston
voted dry recently.
Sentenced for Girl's Downfall.
Sedalia, .Mo. Edgar Wood of Wind
sor, a member of a prominent Henry
county family, was convicted in the
Pettis county criminal court of caus
ing the downfall of a young schoolgirl,
also of Henry county. The jury gave
tho defendant the limit, fixing his
punishment at two years in tho peni
tentiary. Tree Kills Eldon, Mo., Farmer.
Eldon. Dallas Hcynes, a farmer,
living near Kltorville, was killed by a
tree falling uion l.im.
Standard Oil Has One Friend.
Jcffeison City. Whether it was a
joko or stern reality will never bo
known, but the Standard Oil Company
has at least one friend in Missouri.
One prominent Democratic member of
tho House has received a bill from an
unknown source authorizing the
Standard Oil Company to come back
to Clinton County nnd do business.
The bill went into the waste basket.
Pike County Apples for Legislators.
Jefferson City. Every member of
the Legislature has received two Piko
County apples as a sample of what
that section of Missouri can produce.
The apples were presented by State
Senator Stnrk3 of Piko County, and
were the cause of a scries of resolu
tions inviting the Pike County states
man to repent the presentation as
often as ho desired.
Marshall Paper Changes.
Marslmil. A. L. Preston, for seven
teen years circulation manager of tho
Evening Post, at Nevada, Mo., has
purchased J, R. Napton's interest in
tho Democrat News.
Mr. Preston will continue in chnrgo
of tho circulation of tho Post at Ne
vada, but will give the Democrat
News his personal attention after
Trains Collide; Man Killed.
Springfield. A nothbound passenger
train crashed Into the rear of a freight
1 1 rnln nn tlif Rt. 1 .nil in f- Ksin FVnnnlypn
rB,Iroul at Walnut QroV() 20 mle8
J0rth of ,,erc MondB.f resulting in tho
dealh o Dow,u Dav,B( 1G ye;ui 0,Ui
ftnd Bevero luju,.y t0 a number of
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