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Days in tl
Soon after the close of the Civil War
a number.of _trooys of the Fourth
Cavalry were sent out to the diferent
Posts oil the Rio Grande. Their prin
cipal business was to watch Indians,
who would cross over from Mexico to
steal horses. The Indians seldom de
stroyed ranches; that would not be
good business. The men living on the
ranches, if not driven off or killh-d,
would in the course of time gather up
another bunch of horses for the In
dians to steal. Our trool) aml one
other were sent to Camp Ver(de. Texas,
which was one of the frontier posts
then; about all the country west of
it was still out of doors. We ,egan
hunting Indians as soon as we had
got here. There were a good many
settlers east of us and several smil
towns. Kerrville and Bianders were
the nearest ones. They are probably
larger towns now.
The citizens were continually losing
horses and we were kept busy hunting
them. The greatest drawhack to our
finding them was due to the fact that
these men (d(d not report their losses
soon enouigh, and about. the tine we
would be told of it the Indians would
be safe in Mexico. There was an iar
rangement now uider which we could
follow Indianrs to Mexico, and the
Mexican troops could follow them
across to our sid( of the line if they
wanted to do so. They In them over
to us. then quit, while we have otten
followed them 150 miles Into Mexico.
I have been as far down as thar after
them myself while in tie Fuit h cav
alry. We li no such arrangement
when we first welit m-r (Is. a l( had
there been) any civil governtment in
Mexico thenl our presence over there
would( have been Ihe ca use of !.:u :
tendid d ijplomativ *orre- 'pondence c
tween Mexico a ud Washi ton to ex.
pla in what we were d(Oing over there,
but, at this time there was no civil gov
ernrent iII Alexico, or ratier there
were t wo so-cAlled governiimeits. Gen.
Juarez was at the heiad of one, tle
Eip-ror Maxhimil:m had the othr,
.Nid they were to) blisy Just now try
inlg to keep otit o' rach otier's wvay to
pay aly at,tention to its.
An )ld gentleani who hatd a ranch
near Kerrvilhe lost a bunch of horses
and told us about it. Wo followed up
the Indians, ecnd croSinig the Rio
Grande a few hours after thema, ran
into their cailp at ni'rht when they
thought they were safe at hmie. We
got. back all the horses, tle Indians
making their escape on foot, ill ex
cept a few h.t am in contact with
our pl.st:1 balls; they st-lyed w here
'Ihrse Inridins wIr re LI pa IS and
Kickapoos. '['hey Iad originally he
longed in Texas. but had emigrated
to Mexico and would now come ove r
onl foot, then ride back on st o Ien I
horses, sell them ta the Mexicans and
cMM P11nd get more. We returned the
hior'ses to where they belonged and :
shor't time aifter M\r. Crawfvord, their
ownler', Pild us a nothleir viit. ie lhad
found us mnoire Indians, but they had
not taken his horsres t his timie. HeI
thad been west of t his huntint lg up his
cattle ail haid seen a hunch of In
dIirens, how anny he did( not know;
he0 had n uot stopped long enough to
About a dozen of us under1c comnnd
of 0our Fir'st Lieutenant, a Brevet M~a
jor', we're senit ourt with Cmrwfordl to
help him coiunt those Indians. He led
11s up thlroughl iandiera Pass, a few
miles south of the post , t hen turnmed
west. IHad lie kept on west far enough
we would not have nieeed him for r,
guide. Edwards county was out here,
anurd we lad beeii all over it lately.
After going west a while lie turned
unorthI again and late in the afternoon
we r'ode past a chain of hills. They
wr.' off to our' right, and f notiece
when passing one (if themi what looked(
like a small cave up in the side of' the
hul1. twenty feet above its b~ase; Craw
ford saw~ it, and riding over' got off
his horse a~nd examined the ground.
Trhete certainly could not lie Indians
in that cave. I t houghit ; not more than)
a dozeni, anyhow.. It was about twvo
feet wide and hardly that high at the
entrmance. After looking at the ground
or roks thait lay on thle groundl rather,
Crawford climbed ill to thie cave.
The Major had s'toppedC~ the coliumni,
and now culled out:
"What have you got there, Mr'. ('raw
"1 think there is a b'ar In that. e ve.
"Let himn stay ini there t hen, and
come on. I went to make camp us
soon1 as5 can now. '.
Crawford mounted andi came over to
us, and the nmajor asked him if he
had meant. to crawl into0 that cauve
after a berar?
"No, sir: not all' the way In. I only
wanted to find out if' he was I bar or'
"Well, if lie had becen there, you
would have found it out prettyv
I nearly choked myself trying to
keep from laughing. . I rode just. be
hired the major, arid it wvould riot (10 to
laugh. Trhis Mr. Crawf'ord wr, a cu
riosity. Hie was abopt 60 years old
and rode with his stirrups so short
that his knees were shiovedl half wva.
uip to his'chin, and in riding lie leaned
forward in' 'the saddle something as
E~nglish hunters ai'e represented in
ilewspt',per cuts as doinlg, but rio fox
hunter or any oneC else could1( follow
the hounds riding as ho did. I couli
not, at least.
We were tatught to ride with stirru;
straps long epougth'to allow our legi
1 Troop of Cavalry '
to extend their fill length and to eit
erect. in the saddl. Had we leaned
forward, as he did, an offlicer's naber
across our backs would have straight
ened us up. Crawford carried a
Heitry rifle on the saddle in front 0''
himi aid lugged around two Colt's pis
tols day alnd night. He slept with
them on. We had to do that ourselves
at tlime,. but unless I was told to keep
irtne on. it Came off Iprolptly when I
lay down. I could get it quickly
enot-igh if I needed it.
ie had been an Indian fighter all
his life, or said lie had, and as he
found 11s no Indians this trip, an(]
never made another one wit.h us I
will have to take his word for It, but
fron what I saw -of him afterward,
if J were an Indian he would be the
man I should wiant to follow ie. I
would not expect to have to fight him
oftener t.hani twico a day.
We went into camp more than half
a mile beyond he e'ave, and as soon
ats our horses 'were staked out I went
to Crawford andI(] asked himl if he
would go and examine that cave with
ine. No, he ((did not care to walk that
"It. is oaly halt ai mit ile," I said.
"Yes, but it is anoth r half I mile
bac1. and I ain't ised to walking. You
11113 go down and get that bCar if you
"I want him. of course, if lie In
'Oh. he is tIhere all right. I saw his
tracks thlere. "
I went to t11 major an-d asked per
lisio to hn lit the Iear.
"Ye(s." Ie toli 1me(, "hunt him, hit
ydon' rawl into that (eA'C after 111111,
as Mr. Crawford Was going to do."
I ha(d 1no Idea of doing that. I did
not want. hear quite mo badly as thiat,
:an(I I don't. t hinuk thait Crawford hamd
ever mat to er-awl into it, either.
lie Vz, not exactly a fool.
Oin my way Io th en ve I began 1 to
!ildy plans to get him out of it if lie
was ini it. withmilit g.,oinlg ill and drg
glng him i ut. I Ii st thought to '!imb
up theri'e, then gli him a :ll or t\wo
into0, but1 1 dli niss i that tia iI.
miiiglt kill him if I did and wvould
not kn1ow it. I was not going inl to
See. Ac'orling to sme M0uthoritiCs
ol hears. it takes ", Inul and a gun
half a day to kill one. Sc m etiies it
doe. I have followe(d o with a ritte
n half (ay, ion did( not kill him. I
don1't know that ! evei won. dei'd lhim.
tIhoug h I shot. at hhim oftt-n enouah1.
Aw:i agin I have killed one in JOsS
thia:1 two miue;with a Pitl. I
deipends a good deal on v, her' you hit
the h Iow many sho(:' it takes to
I gA. dIown in front1 of (he (.aIe a
examinied the gIroni for heai :.;
but lound i none. T'lhe groind,. what lit
t!e there was of it (11hat was not cov
R''e(d with Ilooa r'cks, was hard yellow
el'y-an ox te:n passing over it
wou Ild harIdlIy leave a sign.
GIath1t-rinag upI a1 lot of dry:, brush,
wucedt.- an 1 l1 e:i'r's I piled thbem In
ruaing off a few feet to 01ne s1(1e waited
foi' thle hiear Ir bear01 s to ('0111 (lut. I
1had( a Spencer ('bi 'ble and a Colt's
lpil, and I though that I could ston
all the bears thait might. be in there.
The wiind dr'ove the smoke i'ight into
thie cav'e, the fire burned out., but1 no
hear' made his allppearan1ce. Thei'e
would be no dlanger in going into that
ca0'se nlow, and1( I tiedC it, but as ther'e
w.as too much smoke in it I had11 to
cr'awl out. I wen1t baclk to campIlI and1(
Criawford wanted to know if' I had seen
'"No, si', t here 1s nlone there, 1101 has
there been any lately.''
''Oh, yecs, t here has been; ''le had
"You could not sce a slgn there with
''Tiher'e might be plinty of rigns
there that an old huntei' could( see,
aind you could 1not. You have not.
1been in this couintr'y long."
"Yes, I know; but1 we have men ini
this troop that hav'e been, somne of'
hem tw~~enty yeairs 0ut on1 thie fi'ontier.
I myself hav'e been pretty welcl over
the Northwest, and have hunted withl
.1ouix Ind11ians. Theyc3 know SOmelthin~g
shout signs, don't they? We ar'e not.
all tenderfeet, If' we were born anld
raised( In the big cities.''
''Yes, may13be so, but therie has b)een
a b'ar up thbar.'"
"Well, as lie Alajor told youi, wve
wi'll let himn stay up thei'e. I can't
We started again ear'ly next nmorning
to lhunt t hose Indians (of Crawfoi'd's,
anid sooni after' breaCkinhg camp It began
to rain and1( kept on raining all for'e
nooni. The Major went 1into ('VJnp as
.soon1 as lie could( find grass and woodl.
We did( not nieed to look foi' w~ater'.
We had all we wanlted (of thaut and1(
The timber' here wvas cypress, and1(
thei'e w~as a lot of blocks of It that
hioel been cut to make shingles out of
which luud been left; Indians 1had( pro
bably initelrupted thle shingle mauking
before It had got well startedl. That
hadl been s011e years' ago, "before the
wuar,." priobably, to use Crawford's fa
v'orite expressioii when giving the (late
af his numlerous fights wvith Indlians.
WVe triedl to start a cook fire withl these
block~s but they were wet and would
:n01 burn5, onily smoke.
I got a libei'al (10se of this smoke,
:nd( a small (10se of c'ypress8 smoke is
('ure. Then I hunted uIp something
hant wuld burn moire aind smo11ke less,
nd( foundio a lot of det'd ('edars, buit It
oo(k bard w~ork t& get wcodl off them.
the branches had to be broken off. Wo
had no ax6; we never carried one on a
pack mule then, and there is hardly
anything that can be carried on him
that is needed oftener. When I had
anything to (10 with the pack trains
in after yea r; I always carrie(d at least
one tixe in a leather sling and a spade.
While riding through the rain today
we wcre continually passing small
bunches of cattle. They belonged to
ranches away cast of us and had wan
dered out here.
Nearly every cow hald a d'ifferent
brand, some had none at all. They
were still tame and would let a man
ride close en)uglh to examine the:n,
but further Avest could be found thou
sands of them that we could not get
withiln a mile of; they had been born
wild. Crawford would examine every
hunch we passed; he wanted to see it
nayi of them had his btand on, he said.
Th'lils was what had brought him and
us liere; lie had seen no Indians, but
wanted a c.valry escort so that he
could coTie out here and look up his
and hki neighbrs' cows.
These nr'n would not think of com
ing out here alone. If they did they
would have no trouble in seeing all the
Indians they wanted.
I noticed the Major watching Craw
ford while lie was eigaged in tasking
tle census of these cows, and I knew
that if Crawford did not find Indians
in a day or two lie would hear from
the Major. The Major had risen from
lie ranks and cou ld sweax not only
like the proverbi:lI trooper, but like
half a dozen of them. le dare not.
cuirse an enlisted man, and never did:
lie woalId stand a chance of being
court-r.iu:rtialed if lie had, cr else have
to give the mnan he had cursed an
apology in front of his troop. It was
given to me lby another officer in the
presence of the Colonel once, after I
bar reported this officer for cursing
me. But the Major could curse a
tveaister or citIzei guide, and lie often
did, iad I expected Crawford to get
tile full binefit of the Major's expe
rience in the line of ctirsing before he
was a week older. When in camp
Cr(awford kept down among ts. Ho
wouild not go near the Major unless
he was called, and we kept him busy
blowing about the Indians that he had
killed. I had found out Irom him that
lie had he:M in the Confederate Army
of Northicrin Virgini:i. Lee's ariy, and
I had been in the Army of the Potc
m:c at the tne ime, so I got him
stai ted telling about the tHie that
"we uins had flit you tins." and we put
in -olm hours figh tiig the War ef the
Itebellion over again.
The went.her hiand leared up this
r~ftron and gzave t he prounid a1
chanee to dry. I had been thiniing
that I wieald hive to slecp tonight
sea ted on my s:addle w...it illy back to
a tree; I oft en had to s!ee; that way.
We carried no bed bA: nkct : we were
not allowed to put one on tile horse:
I wou lld not ptit it on anyhow; I never
S11ried an uything on 11hi I couldI. (o
xitholtt; I did not want to mliake a
aIc in mIle out( of hii. then ride him.
t had been good weather when we
oft tihle post and no neli hid an over
-ont along wit hi him. I had a rubber
,cat, though few were worn then.
S:non after dark ton i iht we were
-ithered ariound the fire and Crawford
vm givinig us an extendedh accaunt of
he Indian~ lie had killed "before the
va r"-he had not got. to the ones lie
imd killed after the break-up yet.
Vhien he was ab~out in the middle of
his initerestinag nrarative the sentry
mf post outside of the horses fired a
diot. We picked up our carbines andl
an out to form a line out beyond~ thle
ierd. Crawford had followed me withI
us rifie and I thought he had fallen
n linc tint il I heard a noise behin td me
is 1 stood in line in my place on the
eft. I .ookinag ar'ountd I saw Crawford
lowvn on his knees here among lie
horses, with his huand; piressed to
gethdrm; lie wasi busy praying.
I wIanuted to tell him to postpone
that prayer and fall In here and shoot
:1 few more Indians but I w~as not in
:-ommiand. ~There was a sergeant lucre
wvho ranked me, a~nd had I begun to
give ordlers lie would soon let ine knowv
hat he was luere. Tihe Major had inot
g.ot out lucre yet. ie had been outside
of caimp som~vleher w-'hen the shot
was fired, and camne running out now
and( almo~st fell over Crawford. What
lie saidI to Crawford nieed not be re
lieatedl here. Is remarks would have
to lie princIpally in dlashes if t hey
were recorded. None of thuem cotuld lhe
mi staken for a prayer, thbough.
We satistled ourselves that there
were no Indians out lucre now, nor
had there beeni any here lately. TPhe
sentry hiad fired at a bunch of cows
without challenging, as he had been
told to (1(: it was dark, and he could(
tiot see them. We went hack to t lie
fire antd trtied t~o get some more I nan
stories from Crawford, biut I had hurt
his feelings oni thle way in by tellinig
him t,hat. we generally fought our
Indians withlouit the aid of a chaphl an.
lie went to bed now.
This happened to be his last night
with tus. H~ad lie remined, I don'it
suppllose lie would have givetn its any
more Indcian stoirles. }Ils failure to
night to get (lut to where hie could(
slautghtcr them, after buothi he and wve
had thloughit that there were plenty
f t hem here, hiad piut a large dhis
Doumnt oni the stories hie had given uts
Next morning the Major gave no
>rdlers to sai~ddle up. lie seemed to be
Koing to make a plermanenut campl here.
Bhut callinig Crawvford upl, lie told h.im
o go ouit and find those Indians or
heir tra~il or b~e rhot. That was the
gist of his remarks.
Crawford started to find the trail.
WVhether he found it or not I don't
nowv; ho never came back to tell us'
thoutt It. lie probably found a trail
hat led straight home, then took it.
le Major waitedl until noon, then
~t(ted its homne.-Correspondence in
A. A.. A. A. A , A , . A A . A
SPalmetto State News1
Well Known Carolinian Dead.
Dr. L. W. Taylor, well known
throughout South Carolina, died at Co
luibia a few days ago of pneumonia,
aged 72 years. 1lis grandfather was
a colonel in the revolution. Dr. Tay
lor was a colonel in the confederate
army on Geieral Hampton's staff, and
the chief surgeon in Charleston har
bor at the fall of Fort Sumter.
Edward Rice a Suicide.
A news item from Mobile, Ala.,
states that Edward Carew Rice, 33
years old, local representative of the
Virginia Carolina Chemical company,
and a prominent clubman, was found
dead in his office with a bullet
through his Lrain. He left a telegram
and letter on his desk, showing that
the act was a deliberate one. H1e
came from Ninety-Six, S. C., and the
body will be shipped to that point. The
suicide was the son of James Henry
Rice, of Ninety-Six, formerly state su
perintendent of education, and a bro
ther of Jaraes eniry Rice, Jr., editor
of The Carolina Field of Georgetown.
South Carolina Tea Tablets.
A Washington dispatch says: The
latest experiment to be made by tile
department of agriculture is that of
compressing tea into tablets, one of
which will make a delicious Cu) of
tea. As a result of what would ordi
nartily make a big package of tea cai
by this new and unique method be
placed in a space about the size of a
safety matchbox. Th tea is grown
at the dmirtilent's eXperimental tea
garden;s at Sumnrville, S. C.
Each littla 1-: or compre.sel tel
cei:taills twenty taIblets about the size
of a penny, but about twice as thick.
They are darc green. Dr. Galloway
states that tha most favorable reports
have been made by those who have
tried the tabiets.
Seek to Join in Proceedings.
In the (7-:ite.l States district court
at Charleston a few days ago, the
Union Cotton Mills company of Maine
filed a petition asking to be allowed
to intervene in the bankruptcy pro
ings against the Union Cotton -lilis
of this state. It is alleged in the pa
tition that the Maine company is :a
creditor of the South Carolina corpo
ration, having probable claims aggre
gating a om exceeding $2,000,000.
The nature and amount of the claims
are enumerated, the first mentioned
being a note for $5,000, dated June 23,
1905, and due three months fr-om1
date, "executed for value received."
The following is a list of other- notes:
The petitioner-s allege that on Octo
bor- 3, 1903, the Chesapetike Shoe comn
lany, the Sncllenburmg Clothing comn
panmy, the Alwa Furniture company'
and the Spool Cotton company filed
a pietitlon alleging the insolvency Ct'
the Union Cotton Mills of South Car
olina and praying that the mills be
adjudlged bankrupt, that this petition
was amendled November- 4, 1905, andl
the petitioners now ask to intervene
andl join in with them, asking for- a
decree in bankr-uptcy against tihe
Union Cotton Mills of South Car-olin-a.
New Connection for Coal Fields,
The Atlanta Constitution pirints the
following: Recpor-ts of the building
of a br1anchl road that will r-un fr-om
Lake Tfoxaway to XMlhalla, and fi-om
here to connect wvith the mafn line of
the Southern railway at Becncca, S. C.,
above Toccoa, is of special inter-est to
the Atlanta railroad circles just at
pi-esent. The line is said to have re
veal only3 a 1 pci- cenit gradoe in tho
survey that has been made, and~ as
the distance is 0on13 somic 20 miles,
the wvork could be comp ileted ill a
The advantages to Atlantans and
all those living in this sosition would
ho ob~vious. Vast amounts of money
have beeni spenlt by the Souther-n rail
Wasy in making Lake Toxawvay and
the Sapphire couintr-y among tihe moist
bcaut iful anld famious resorts in the
entirec country. Just now tihe traveler
muist go to Spartanbur-g JunctIon, andl
from ther-e to Hen~dcirsonville, N. C.,
and the~% go upi the Ti-ansylvania road
thlrough Bhrevar-d to TIoxaway.
But tile greatest advantage to At
lanta and this entire sectIon would~
be the addinlg of another route to the
Knoxville coal region fro-m Atlanta.
A road~ to Mariyvtie, in the ichl coal
region below Knoxville, to Dillsboro,
alluost a straight line to the main line
of the Southern at Seneca, wouldl be
the result. red in this way At!:nt:>
would tap the coal r-eglon by a new
and prmactically djirect line.
Policy Holders Called to Meet.
A meeting of thle p~olicy holders
in tile Now York Life and the Mutual
Life in South Carolina will be held in
Columbia .Januiary 18, uindler a call is
sued a few (lays ago by soveral prom
inent piolicy holders in those compa
nlies. As many personls hlavo ipolicies
in both conmnanieo. It is deeme ..,e
to hayegthe -meetigs at the same
It Is likely that a permanent or
ganization will be formed for the pro
tection of the policy holders and that
delegations will be named to represent
the South Carolina policy holders at
the annual meeting of ach of the
two companies, which will be held in
the spring. The call is as follows:
"In view of the widespread Interest
in life insurance and the efforts that
may be made at the approaching au
nual meeting to obtain control of the
companies, it hias been deemed wiec
by some of the Soigth Carolino polev
holders in the New York Life and
the Mutual Life to hold a meeting of
the policy holders in South Carolina
for the purpose of organizing an as
sociation and to secure proper repre
sentation of the policy holders at the
annual meetings of the conimanies,
which will be held in the spring. The
object of this meeting will be to se
cure the policy holders in their rights
and it is not the purpose to involve
the companies in litigation or take
any other action which might tend to
impair the value of the policies.
There will be no cost upon any policy
holder who participates in this meet
"All policy holders who are in sym
pathy with these purposes as outlined
above are requested to notify the com
mittee named below or any one of
them, whether it will be agreeable to
attend either iII person or by proxy
the meeting to be held in the city of
Columbia on the 18th day of January
at noon in the city council chamber.'
The call is s'gned by policy holderh
in all parts of the state.
JUDGE SPEER EXPLAINS
Why He Refused to Entertain Motion
of Attorney in Hotel Parlor.
The climax was reached Welines
day in the extraordinary fight befor.
Judge Emory Spe er in the Uniteil
States court at Macon, Ga., for the
vindication of City AtUorney Wimbr
ly, Chief Conner of th1e polKco and
Superintendent E. A. Wimbuu'1, when
Hon. N. ID. Harris spoke for the de
tense. When court opened tilie at
tendance friom the Macoi bar 11d not
lag, and the court roomn was e.owded
with attorneys and business inca who
desired to hear the close.
Attorney larris argued that the re
versal of Judge Speor, and that alone,
was sufliie:nt to justify the three al
leged cont *m)nors in the arrest of Ja
mison on instructions to carry out the
sentence of the recorder by putting
him on the chaingang to work out
his sentence. Ie said th.e fiing of
the mandate of the supreme coirt InII
the local federal Court, Vhiici proco-d
urv. was followed out by the city at
torney as soon as the document cae
down from Washington, imde the re
versal complete, and devoted consid
erable arguaent to the piomsibility of
Jamison's flight from justice *fler the
matter had been disposed of in the
federal supre1m e court.
A most interesting proposition con
fronted the attorueys for the defense
in Judge Speer's statement that the
court was not to be0 driven into ae
tion. The assertion was made, as the
result of continued reference to a past
incident, that in which Attorney W'im
berly made an effort to be hea rd on a
motion to make the reversal iz the s-u
reme court the judgment of the local
federal court, and wh!ch was refused
by Judlge Speer, while lhe was engag
edl in the bankruptcy court upon01 a
matter involving the Plant estatte.
According -to r emarkcs from Judge
Speer, he had been invited into the
ladies' parlor of the Lanier to pass
upon the bankruptcy matters, when
the city attorney lpresented his mo
tion in the Jamison case. -ere, Judge
S-poer said, it wvould have been nec
essary to bring Jamison before hinm,
and as he was merely invited there,
and as it was the ladies' parlor, suich
wou1ld have been very riprop~er, and,
besides, be said, the court could hard
ly have been exp~ectedl to take tup
other business at the time. At this
point want of quarters for the federal
court in Macon in Decemb~er figured
in the discussion.
Assistant Distict Attorney Akcer
man closed in a short argument of
rebuttal. IHe found himself fired at
rromf every direction when lie began.
Messrs. Hall, Harris andl Olla Wim
berly p~ut into his logic and law at
--ory turn, and the last moment wit.
nessedi an effort fr-om Attorney Hlarri;
to refute the pr1osecuting att('rney-'s
'lhe accused men found sympathy
i abundance and ready assistance
was offered from many memibers of
the bar. Attorney Akorman fought
the case through alone, and urged the
conviction of the three mn on many
After argument closed, Judge Spoor
discussed the case at length and an
nounced that lhe would reserve his
COLOR LINE IS SUSTAINED.
Kansas Supreme Court Upholds New
Separate School Law.
The Kansas supr-eme court has do
cidecd that the law passed1 by the,1ast:
legislature providing Reparate high
schtools for the whites and negroea at
Kansas City. K(ans., is va1l(1. The do
c1icn paves the way for the legisla
ture .to pass an act ropairating the
whites froa- the nef-:'ce In all the
schools of thn state.
Men and Animals Entombed
in Pit by Explosion.
OVER SCORE LOSE E
Catastrophe Occurred at Plant of the
Cooper Mine Company at Coaldale,
West Virginia-Rescuera Very
Quickly Begin Work.
Twenty-one miners were killed In
an explosion of mine gas in the shaft
of the Cooper Mine company at Coal
dale, W. Va., at noon Thursday. In
mediately following the explosion,.
which was heard for several miles,.
rescue parties set to work to explore
the wrecked shaft.
Coaldale is a mining town situateo.
on the Norfolk and Western railway,
and i- 15 miles west of Bluefleld. It Is,
in Mercer county, and wire facilities.
are inadequate. Some idea can be;
formed as to the force of the explo
sion when several hours after the ex
plosion, one of the miners, who could
not be identified on account of being
so badly mutilated, was found a dis
tance of several hundred feet fron
the mine mouth, having been blown
there, together with a mining car by
the explosion. Nows of the explo
sion soon spread through the coab
fields, and a great party of miners
from the numerous operations gath
ered to assist in the rescue.
MADE A SCENE AT WHITE HOUSE:
Woman Insisted on Seeing President
and Was Carried Out t3odily.
A Washimint mi dispatch says: A
distressing ccie was enacted at the
white houtse executive offices Thurs
day in which Mrs. Minor Morris. aged
flifty years. was carITled scrCalnini
from the building because she refused
to leav-e without a resort to force.
Mrs. Merris told Asistant Secreta
ry Barnes that she wanted to see the
president. She0 s:aid that her hus.3
band had been discharged from *tlh
government service, and she wanted:
to deniand from the president his re
'Mr. Barnes explained to her that
the president had nothing to do with
such subjects, and that she would bet
ter take up the matter with the head
of the department from which her
husband had be-n discharged.
Mrs. Morris declared in a loud tone
that she had come to the white house
to see the president, and proposed to
see hii even if she had to camp' oil
there for a month. The white house
ofllcers tried to get her to leave, but
she defled any one to touch her.
Two of them li-fted her up bodily
and carr-iedl hier screaming to a pol;ccr
call box, wher-e a patrol wagon was 4
sunnn~oned. She was taken to the
house of detention.
Mrs. Morris was relcased fromn the
house of detention shor-tly after 8
o'clock p. im., andl retur-ned to the New- -
Willard hotel. She reofused to
see any caller-s, sendling word she
She had been a guest at the Willard'
for a long time.
DIXON ALLEGES INFRiNGEMENT..
Author of "Clansman" Seizes Baggage
of Theatrical Aggregation.
Thomas Dixon, author of "The Clans
mant," through attorneys at Raleigh. N.
C., attached pr1operty of the Corinne
Runkel comp~any for pr-esenting "In
Rocogstruietion Days," a play which lie
lidms is an infr-ingement on thie copy
ri lit of his "The Clansman," bit
which Thaddeus Br-eton of the Runke!
compiany says lie wrote in forty days,
fr-om Dixon's and ether novels of ri
Statehood Bill Considered.
The senate committee on territories:
met Thursday and b)egan consider-ation
of the joint statehood bill. This was ~
the first meeting of the committee to'
;onisidler th-e admisisicn of states.
SLAV REOS STILL DEFIANT. -
AdmIt Defeat, But Will Organize a
Fight on Now BasIs,
A St. Peter-sburg dispatch says.
The gener-al mieeting of the woi-k
nien's council and of represetatives
of the p~roleter-lat organizations,which,
was held neross the Finnishi border,.
lasted for' 361 hours.
The practical result of the meet
ing was a' confession tht the gov
ernment had proved to be too strong
In its fIght against the striker-s a
the proletariat organiizationsu, an thia,
It would be necessary to or-ganizeo on
a now basis tho armedlO~ r-evolutioni.
A DAGO TOWN ENGULFED.
Earth Opened and Swallowed Up the
Houses and Many People.
At Gesano, a town of 8,000 inhiab
itants in the province of -. Potenzo,,
Italy the earth suddenly opened, on
ggilfing ten hOUSes and shattor-ing
many others, which threaten to fall. ~
Many persons wore buried in the