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Storv of Fatal
Admits He Became Excited.
Shot at Miner. Then Fled
After 7 Comrades and 3
Townspeople Lay Dead
First Witness at Trial
Deelares Mayor Protested
Actions of Police Leader
Before Hc Was KiHed
W1LLIAMS0N, W. VA., Feb. 12.? ;
John McDows-11, one of tho Baldwin-1
Fclts detectives who fought with the
citizens of Matewan last May 19, testi?
fied to-d;,y that, on that day, with
rifles and pistol3 popping on every :
side. he had become excited and con
fuacd and had fired three shots at
Rmm Chambers, one of the defend
atits, ar.d then ficd from thc scene j
where seven of his comrades and three
of the townspeople lay dead in the
McDowell, who was the first witness j
ca'led at tlie trial of nineteen Matewan
men indicted in connection wku the
death of Albert C. Felts, leader of the j
detectives. told his story to thc jury '
and a crov.ded court room. Ho was i
followed on thc stand by two tele- \
phone operators, May Chailn, 17 years
old, a niece of Reece Chambers, and \
Elsie Chambers, his daughter.
McDowell said he had come with the |
other detectives to evict from houses |
owned by the Stone Mountain Coal
Company at Matewan a number of
miners and thcir families. He could
not recall the cxact number and al?
though pressed on cros3-exammation,
did not give the number of women and
children turned into the streets.
See Mayor and Hatfield
While tho evictions were in progress,
McDowell recalled that Albert Fclts
had seen ('. (.'. Testerman, Mayor of
the town, and Sid Hatvekl, the Chief
of Foliee, accompanied by x party oi' ?
men coming their way. Felts, thc wit- i
nesa testified, ordered some of tho men '
to get their guns and they did. The |
Mayor protested to Felts who an- |
sv.cred that he had ample authority for
what he was doing. To which Tester- |
man replied: "Well, you don't pull I
anything like that and get away with j
it down here."
Later in the day when thc evictions
were over and thc men were preparing
to leave Matewan, ?ittield told Felts
that warrants for their arrest had
been sworn out in Williamson and were
coming on the next train.
McDowell was not clear as to how
the shooting started or, who fired the
.ot but he said that while the
Baidwin-Felts men were going to the
railroad station they passed a hard?
ware store about the door of which
some fifteen men had gathered.
Thc first shot was fired from the
doorway of the store, McDowell testi?
lied. At that time He said he was
Standing in front of the station and
ran to the shelter of a telephone pole.
He said that firing was going on all
arcund him but the only man he saw
shooting was Reece Chambers. Mc?
Dowell, according to his testimony,
fired three shots at Chambers and then
made his way to Tug River, on the
edge of the town, and crossed over
into Kentucky. Fully 100 shots were
lired, he said, in the fight.
3 Btfiss Chafin was on duty in the
Matewan telephone exchange as
operator that day, she testified. She
honrd Sid Hatfield rail Tony Webb, !
Who w :>:; then chief deputy t'or Sheriff
Q, T. Hlankcnship, und asked him when '
warrants' could ho obtained t'or thc :
arrest of the Baldwin-Felts detective**. |
Sho further tostifies that sho heard
Hatfield tell Webb "we'll kill tho-I
before they pet. out <of Matewan."
The next witness, Misa Chambers, '
ttstified to '.nibstantinlly thc same !
Mexico to Consider Bil!
To Protect Native Labor
.\dvent of Manv Vnr >vi.v
?Causes Alarm; Pro; >*??<. l.r.:i
Modeled on Ones 1.2 l'. . .
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 12.- Solution of i
present labor problems growisg out of '
tho influx of foreign workmen and the I
consequent throwing: of many natives;
out of employment will be soujfht >n a
bill to be sent to Congress within a
few days. Rafael Zubaran Copmany,
Minister of Industry and Commerce,
declared yesterday the proposed law
was being modeled largely after sim?
ilar laws in the United States. He
said it would aim at protecting native
labor, which in many districts, notably
at Tampico, is said to be suffering be?
cause of the advent of many Americans.
The bill, he said, would require that
in some cases companies employ from
75 to 80 per cent native lahor.
Discussion of proposed petroleum
legislation may be delayed in the Mex?
ican Congress owing to oppofdtion to
bills governing banking activities,
which will be submitted to Congress
on Monday. Provisions of the banking
law have been disenssed by members of
Congress formally, and the committee
in charge of the projeeted measure is
so divided in its support of fhe admin?
istration's plans that a lively right is
Snappy Dresser Now the Goat;
jazz All Out of Summer Coat
Form-Fitting Garb and Swagger Belt No More Will
Make Young Beaus Look Svelte; Doomed Also Is
Hip Pocket Big, Snug Hiding Piace of Volstead Swig
A s?d and quite disastrous blow
awaits the trim, athletic beaux who
charm the fairer sex. For soon
thcir swank will disappear, the strUt
and pose they hold bo dear and woman
kit.d respects. It's not thc steely hand
of fate directed at the fashion plate
that brings" about this end. It's
ordered by the cutters brave, who
swing their shears and toil and slave
tho dresser to befriend.
They've ruled that men of younger
age, who've made the pinch back coat
the rage, must change thcir dashing
style. Tso longer shall the form-fit
coat, with flanging skirt, on which
they dote cnhance their beaming smiie.
For now the cutters' sad decree pro?
vides that all young men move free,
unhampered by a belt. The lizard of
the loungo will weep and moan and
lose a lot of sleep when he's no longer
They've even changed tho button
rule in this advanced sar-torial school
and that's a further bore; for where
a single-buttoned sack has been de
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clared the proper knack. there must be
two or more. And slashed are cuffs
on loosc-clung sieeves, another jolt at
which he grievcs in following tho
crowd. Tho only surcease in his" ead
and motlrnful lot is to be had by
v.-cnring clothing loud.
'Cauao this will be quite in tho sway,
to play all colors bright and gay, in
stripe or checkered tones. So youth
will find the same oid way tc keep from
being called pnsse, no matter how he
moans. Instead of blue or gray or
brown, at gay affairs in this man's
town there'll be another tale. The
stripes of gorgeous hues nercne will vie
>with checks of red and green, while
tailors get the ksle.
There's yat again another gink?the
man who likes his little drink?-who'B
hit by style decrees. The cutters have
kept pace with time and handed him an
awful lime; disaster now he sees. The
Volstead act has led this band to feel
the^old hip pocket grand no longer
need be big, and to this end thcy'vc
cut its aize so small it can't hold
Scotch or ryes. How can a drinker
All these sad things and some of joy
will grcet the classy dressing boy, if
be but, cares to go and see them pass
upon review on March the one or March
the two, as manly forms they grace.
The New York Custom Cutters' Club
will display clothc3 for beau and dub;
the Cosnmodore's. the place.
Writer of Suicide
Note Clears Self
In Death Mystery
Cumden Man Freed After He
Denies Knowing How Let?
ter Reached Wilmington,
Where Body Was Found
CAMDEN, N. J? Feb. 12.?William
F. Walker, who wae arrested here yes?
terday at thc home of his sixteen
year-old bride to await the instructions
of the poiice of Wilmington, Del.,
where a suicide note written hy Walker
was found at tho same time that the
body of a man who had been shot
through the hoad, was discovered, was
released from custody to-day upon the :
arrival of detectives from Wilmington,
Walker admitted writing the note, i
but said he dropped it fifty miles from
Wilmington. As to the man found
dead in thc pnrk, who was thought at
first to be Walker and since then has i
been identified both as Charles Smith,
of Wilmington, and George Rigley, of
Philadelphia, Walker said he knew j
nothing whatever. Howevr, he agreed i
to accompany thc Wilmington detect?
ives to that city and do what he cvuld
to help them solve the mystery,
Walker had left his home here, he
said, because he thought hia wife had
left him. By the time he reached Bis
more, Dei., about fifty miles from Wil- ;
mington, hc was so despondent that he !
resolved to end his life. With that
resolution in his mir>d, he said, Ive wrote
thc note to his wife and left it on a
doorstep in Elsmore.
How the note got to Wilmington he
had no idea. He himself, he said, got
on a train bound for Baltimore, in
tcnding to jump int,, the SuMmahai,,.
when the train crossed that river. r.
fore the train reached the Uridr
ever, he had changed his mind nnd ri,
cided r.ot to commit suicide at all
Later he learned that his note hs,!
been found in Wilmington at the sair."
time that the body of a man, -*;
supposed to have committed rraicid*
was discovered in Brandywine Sprintr,
Park in that city. Walker then decided
to come home and see if his wife reallv
had left. him. He found that xhe Wj
not. He had been at her home tvt
twenty-four hours before her mothc
informed the poiice of his presence.
Florida Mob Hangs Negro
OCALA, Fla., Feb. 12.-A mob broke
into the county jail here to-night and,
scizing a negro who bad been arreste<S
on a charge of assaulting an aged
white woman, took him to the jeerie
bt the alleged crime" and hanged him.
Before being strung up he -was ider.ri
fied by the woman as her assailant.
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as extreme as in previous
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There have been no such prices for years
past. Neither is there a prospect that they
can be repeated in the near future. The
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EnameUadDecomed Bedroom S-*dJ**~?piece? $1250.00 $900.00
TVo-tone Walnut Bedroom Suite?8 piece* 1375.00 1050.00
Mahogany Bedroom Suite?6 pieces 865.00 690.00
American Walnut Bedroom Suite?8 pieeea 960.00 685.00
American Walnut Dkuxig Room Suite?10 pincea 925.00 595,00
Two-ttne English Walnut Dining Suite 10 piece* 1470.00 1150.00
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