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REEKING WITH POISON
1^. ??
Scranton's Water Supply Contaminated
by Cesspools.
CAUSE OF FEVER EPIDEMIC
Amazing Conditions Revealed by Official
Inspection.
PONDS FED BY DRAINAGE
Contents of Three Reservoirs Pilled
With Bacilli?State Authorities
Take Charge.
I
SOU ANTON. Pa., January 5.?T!ie falling
i>IT in new eases of typnoin tever yesienm)
was followed by u big increase today, the
.total number for the twenty-four hours
ending at noon being 29.
The known cases of typhoid fever in the
city are 1,010 registered and in the hospitals.
but it is believed the real figures
are far above that number.
There are also fifty-three registered cases
in Dunmore, which adjoins this city and is
supplied by the same water company. There
have been eight deaths thus far In that
place. Dunmore is practically a part of this
city, and has a population of 12.000. There
are fifty to seventy-five cases in the surrounding
towns, all traced directly, to this
city. Dixon city, which also adjoins this
city, reported thirteen cases last night.
All of the smaller towns In the country
v roport at least one case. Most of these are
young people who have been working here
and went to their homes for the holidays.
Wilkesbarre reports seven cases, where the
people were visiting here. In fact, northeastern
Pennsylvania has the fever thoroughly
distributed through it. and this
causes the health authorities much uneasi
iifaa.
Sev?nty-nine registered deaths have occurred
in Scranton since the epidemic began.
Great trouble has been experienced
because there is no adequate method of enforcing
registration of sick people. Doctors
are too busy t?? make out blanks, and
frequently cases are not reported until the
undertaker applies at the city clerk s offiee
for a burial permit. Now that the state
health commissioner has taken hold of matters
in a vigorous manner, there may be an
effort made to learn the truth about the
disease. Without tending to cause alarm,
conditions arc worse than appear on the
sui face.
All Water Poisoned.
It is hard to estimate the sensation that
has been caused by a placard p< sted today
in all the public places announcing
that all the water supply of Scranton. inc
lull rig the three big ponds from which"
water is received, has been contamin ited
with typhoid fever bacilli and warning .he
nOA,1,a r?r?lv w > 1 er hnileil fhirtv mill
.. -- ?
nte? for drinking purposes.
According to l>r Johnson, the expert
from the state board of health, who is here,
different kinds of health-wrecking germs
have been found in the waters fro- the
Elmhurst reservoir. Scranton's chief ; urce
of supply. These include the deadly typhoid
bacilli.
State Authorities in Charge.
The?state health authorities have taken a
vigorous hold of the situation here. Just
what they will do has not been decided, but
nothing will be left undone to put down the
epidemic.
Dr. Johnson, after a conference with
Mayor Dimmit k, accompanied President W.
AV. Scrantun of the Scranton Gas and
Water Company, on a tour of the Moscow
watershed in .Mr S<ranton's automobile.
They were accompanied by F. Herbert
Snow, chief sanitary engineer of the state
department. Inspectors of the department
also spent the d.-iy examining the watershed
in a most minute manner, giving notice
fur the removal of all contaminations
and p< ssibie contaminations. Few watersheds
have been found In such a state of
pollution.
Cesspool after c -spool was found within
a few feet of mail treams in tile Moscow
district. In many Instances as at the K:ms
lorf Hotel, drains were btiilt for the overllow
which led directly into the brooks. At
one place a dead cow was found half immersod,
with the drinking water 01 the city
trickling over its carcass. Nearly all the
tributaries of Roaring brook, the largest
feeder for the reservoir, were found reeking
in tilth. The water from none of the
reservoirs has ever been filtered, but lias
been distributed to the city for years in this
condition.
Pathetic Side to Epidemic.
More trained nurses are being engaged
n tv flnilv All thft hnsnitals nf
Scranton now being tilled with typhoid
patients, an emergency hospital at the 13th
Regiment Armory of the National Guard
has been opened. Miss Eva Hawkins of
Wilmington. Del., one of the trained nurses
who came here to l.elp care for the sick,
has been sent to her home in a serious
condition, presumably with typhoid. Many
pathetl<- features characterize the epidemic.
John Kllllan of tilt'. H< < eh street, who died
In the State Hospital, leaves a wife and live
children Miss l.ulu Hrune, wtio lives In
the same house, died of the fever on Sunday.
so now there are two crepes Instead
of one on the door. Mrs. Killlan, the dead
man's widow, is al.-o a victim of the disease
She Is in the hospital in a critical
condition ,,
About twenty nurses have been secured
from Phihuh lphia and New York. Some
nursi s have ,n high as forty cases. There
Is .1 large t'.cii.and for medicine and lime
at the hosiiital. and urgent appeals have
been issued for assistance.
Philadelphia's Fever Record.
PHILADELPHIA, January 5.?There
wore 'J.TJ typhoid fever canes reported for
the w.-ek ended ;it noon yesterday, an increase
of sixty-six over the preceding seven
days. Health department officials say the
malady is prevalent in almost epidemic
form
impure water is the sole cause given for
the increase The usual "boll the water"
warning is lie!i:g issued by the l>oard of
health. Only four wards?the tenth, sixth,
eleventh and twelfth?are free of the disease.
EXPENSIVE TERMINAL.
Improvements Will Cost as Much as
Bridge Itself.
NEW YORK. January 5. Terminal ini?
. ... ?u.? u...in
ill inr uivnija """Jgc v?iii
cost neailj i> much a^ the bridge itself, if
present plans ar,. carried out. Not long ago
the board of estimate authorlxed the condemnation
of the Staats-Zeitung building
and other property near I'ark row for the
proposed new terminal at an estimated cost
of more than >.000.000. and today the
bridge department willed on the board for
an appropriation of $:i,250,000 more with
which to luild underground loops and train
platforms to complete the terminal.
Another *4.<<oo.im> or $5.000.0?X), it is
expected, will l?' spent to erect buildings
on the same site. s<> that the Brooklyn
bridge improvement In the end will cost
in the neighborhood of $1-I,1M>U,000 or $15,OUO.OUI).
This is about at much as the
whole bridge cost.
Nothing was done with the plans submitted
by the bridge department, as Con
troller M--tz and on.- of the engineers
wished to examine them carefully. The
matter will come up and probably receive
favorable action at next week's meeting of
the board.
Accompanying the plans. Bridge Commissioner
James \V. Stevenson submitted a
letter urging their adoption and asking for
the appropriation of
When the station as proposed is completed
It will be possible to run trains on
the bridge at the rate of fifteen miles an
hour, on a headway of forty-five seconds,
thus increasing the capacity of tile bridge
during rush hours about 25 per cent.
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tablets. Drue
glut* refunil money If It fulls to cure. K. w.
<JKOVK'IS signature U on eacb box. 2Sc.
PAWLEY NOT ROBBEK
DETECTIVES MAY HAVE ARRESTED
WRONG MAN".
RICHMOND. Va? January 5.?Evidence
secured in Norfolk yesterday indicates
that he detec tives arrested the wrong man
when they apprehended Charles Pawley
as the man who robbed the Seaboard Ait
1-ine train at La Crosse, Va. Pawley is
now in jail at Boydton. Va.. in Mecklenburg
county. He will be ararigned for the
preliminary trial next Thursday.
In Norfolk a number of witnesses were
found to establish an alibi for Pawley.
These witnesses all identified a picture of
the accused taken since the arrest of the
prisoner. They declare Pawley had been
in Norfolk for five weeks, and go into details
as to the movements of Pawley in
Norfolk at the very hour of the train robbery.
Mrs. Frederick Hustead of 21 Penchuroh
street. Norfolk, declares that Pawley had
lived in her house several weeks and did
not leave there until Tuesday morning.
The detectives say. however, it would have
have been easy enough for Pawley to have
it'll rviorcoiK ftiuurnay evening anu lu
returned on Sunday. Mrs. Husteed says
tliat there are many men who come into
her house when she does not know it.
Pawley gave the correct names of a number
of his Norfolk friends. Mrs. Hustead
says Pawley left her boarding house owing
her two weeks' board.
Pawley has been positively identified by
Conductor Whitehurst and Porter Sparrow
as the man who held up and robbed the
passengers of the Seabonrd train last Sunday
morning. "That's the man as sure
as my name is Jim." said Sparrow. "He
certainly is the man," said Conductor
Whitehurst.
Photographs of Pawley taken yesterday
were sent to Superintendent MacQuade of
the Pittsburg police force, to the head of
the Halt imore police force and to detectives
in other cities in the United States and
Canada. ,
Richmond Police Laugh.
r"* T?: ' ? -i a man
I Il(* r\il'Iliiiouu iiumc a?c c* ......
laughing at the idea that Pawley I3 the
man wanted. It is true that people who
were on the train have positively identified
Pawley, but a great many persons believe
that at the time the crime was committed
they were too excited to have noticed tiie
robber at all closely.
The detectives have worked up what
they believe is a string of aliases for Paw.
ley. such as John C. Anderson. L. C. Cox
and C. Pauley. As he appears to resemble
the description of the supposed murderer
of James Agnew McMillan of Pittsburg,
an officer is expected from that city to
see the prisoner.
Detectives Karl T.,. Norton and C. D.
Duke arrested Pawley under a tree at
Area Wednesday evening.
Harry M. Smith, jr., of this city, lias
1 been retained to defend Pawley. The
prisoner will endeavor to prove an alibi.
The ''ffnrts of the accused to get Harry
Reilly, who was with him at the time of
the arrest, to tell them how long the.v
had been sitting under the tree proved of
no avail. Reilly had papers to show that
he was employed as an engineer on board
the battleship Louisiana, and was on a
leave of absence.
Pawley s father left Canada last night
for Virginia for the purpose of lending his
aid to his son in his present trouble. He
will be in consultation with Alton.ey
4 m t )i i c f'hv t h
ssmitn in hip mufi ? unite ... ?
night It is presumed from this that P.iwloy
pave his right name in this instance.
The father will probably remain in Virginia
until after the trial next week.
SWINDLER IS CAPTURED.
R. C. Flower Has Been a Fugitive
Since 1903.
PHILADELPHIA, January fi?Detectives
late yesterday afternoon arrested R. C.
Flower, alias C. G. Dalney. in the Girard
Trust Building, upon a warrant issued in
New York. Flower, it is alleged in the warrant,
has been a fugitive from justice since
l'.MXi. He left, it is said, under bail to the
amount of $20,000, which has been increased
to more than J150.000. Flower was locked
up in the city hall and will be held for
requisition.
Flower was arrested in a room in which
lie had a di sk and win re he claimed to con
duct the business of manufacturing "bricks,
diamonds and rubies." He is charged with
swindling at least 1.000 persons of more
| than JI.UOO.OOO by means of a mining
scheme. He Is known In Philadelphia as
Professor Oxford. The prisoner Is a well!
educated roan ar.d graduate of a leading
college.
The arrest of Flower ends a chase by the
detectives and postal authorities that carried
them through Mexico, Central America,
part of South America and Canada, besides
many points in the United States. Following
his operations in New York, through
which, it is siid by the detectives, many
society women lost money. Flower jumped
ball after Indictment In May, 1003.
He was traced to Mexico City. Central
America, Brazil, Montreal, Passaic and
Paterson. N. J., and finally to this city,
where in September It was learned that lie
was stopping at a prominent hotel under
the name of Dalney. He disappeared just
when the detectives thought they had him,
as he had done In previous Instances. He
was finally located through messages sent
to one of his sons and an intercepted tele
phone message.
When the detectives eventually ran him
down they found that he was so changed In
appearance that they could scarcely recognize
hlin. As Professor Oxford, he was apparently
a benevolent old gentleman, who
wore a long white beard. and though the
detectives h;ul photographs 'of him they
were afraid they had made a mistake and
kept him under surveillance for several
days before they were willing to make the
arrest. When lie was taken Into custody
he denied being the missing Dr. Flower,
but after being placed in a cell at the central
station admitted his identity.
\"<i pomnl'i ints have b, en received hv the
local authorities, so far as can bo learned,
from any one who has fallen a victim to
his wiles here.
Hf will be given a hearing tomorrow
morning.
REVERSAL OF PLANS.
Southern Railway Offices Moved Back
to Washington.
DANVILLE, Va.. January 5.?The car
records Offices of the northern district of
the Southern railway were yesterday moved
to Washington. The offices gave employto
eighteen persons.
It has since been decided that to facilitate
the proper handling of freight the offices
should be located in one place. The
same offices for the Charlotte. Birmingham
and Knoxville divisions of the Southern also
go back to Washington.
The car records office of all the divisions
of the Southern railway, which several
months ago wire moved from this city and
located in Danville, Charlotte, Birmingham,
Knoxville and other points on the Southern
system, in order, as it was thought, to expedite
the handling of the car records, have
been brought buck to this city. Since January
1 all car records have been kept in
this city, but a small force, it is stated, are
still at the points named cleaning up the
work of l-ast year. The change Involves
about seventy-five clerks.
Since the offices were taken away from
tills city it has been determined that the
handling of the records could be done with
more speed and correctness by having all
the offices located in one place, hence the
change back to this city.
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sr?i?U ur iiir. t/uiii<LiV/iibUl.
Capt. Swift Putting the Big Ship
Through Her Paces.
I'nder general instructions from the NavyDepartment
to thoroughly but gradually
try out the machinery and boilers of the
Connecticut. Capt. Swift is bringing that
big battleship from Newport to Hampton
roads under full speed, with the exception
that he is not to use forced draft. The ship
is due in Hampton roads today. On his
tirst trip down to the roads from New
York Capt. Swift brought the ship along
under six boilers at an average of 14 knots.
On i?is way north he used eight boilers.
muVliii/ fllmiit 1 .V~. knots. It is Prnrx>tiw1
that on this full-power trial coming southward
the ship will make 10% or possibly 17
knots, using all of her twelve boilers. Later
on there will be a forced-draft trial, when
it is believed that with the machinery thoroughly
smoothed down the Connecticut will
be able to real off IB knots.
HURRICANE IN HARBOR
Bia STEAMERS DRAG ANCHORS
AND CRASH AGAINST PIERS.
BALTIMORK, January 5.?After the rainfall
that accompanied the easterly storm
yesterday morning the wind veered around
to the northwest with such violence that
> t-vsrae-ia uaiivru ai uicn muui
The British steamer Sandhurst. Captain
Robertson, which arrived from New York,
dragged her anchors and drifted against
Northern Central Elevator No. 3. off Clinton
street. She then swung around and,
closing up the pier between the elevators,
she brought up astern at No. 2 pier, where
she lay safely while the gale blew. Late in
the afternoon the wind moderated enough
for the Baker-Whitney tugs to release and
take her to an anchorage.
At the Northern Central Iron ore pier,
near Thompson's Sea Girt House, the British
steamer Valdlvia parted her steel lines,
was blown across the dock and brought up
against Northern Central Elevator No. 8.
but not before she had imualed one of the
I Baker & Whitney Coal Company's steam
holsters on a ridge of piling extending a few
feet above the water, which was low at the
time. A lighter from which the ship was
being coaled "by the holster was carried
against the elevator, but was not damaged.
.
As the tugs could not safely perform the
work of towing the British steamer Gafsa
from an anchorage off the Sea Girt House
to Sparrows Point, the task was given up.
The Norwegian steamer Universe, which
arrived from New York to load coal,
dragged her anchors from a position in the
channel. At one time it looked as if she
would be beached near Dundalk.
The Johnston line steamer Vedamore,
Captain Henry, arrived from Liverpool,
but had to be anchored outside the harbor,
it being dangerous to undertake to dock
her at Pier 34, I>ocust Point. In the afternoon
she was placed In berth.
Several schooners arrived to load or discharge,
but all had to remain at anchor
and will not be able to get to their berths
before this morning.
Three Houses Unroofed.
i'ne steamer fartuanns was 10 come up
from Sparrows Point to load if the wind
permitted her being handled with safety.
A violent gust of wind blew down an
awning frame in front of the furniture
store of H. Guhsman, 2H2 South Broadway,
and in falling It broke a plate glass window.
The damage amounted to $100.
Three houses were unroofed and a chimney
blown down by the wind. The damage
was as follows:
Linton Jones, colored, 11M8 Russell street;
roof blown off.
Nathan Edward, colored, 1140 Russell
street; roof blown off.
Joseph Snowden. colored, 1142 Russell
chimney blown down.
John Parent, colored, 1144 Russell street;
chimney blown off.
For several hours the street in front of
the houses was impassable due to the pile
of debris. The noise of the falling tin
created excitement in the neighborhood.
Part of the day was of almost summer
temperature and was the climax of the
warm spell that has hovered over the city
for several days. Ere morning, however,
the weather forecaster said, the mercury
will have dropped to the freezing point.
It is not thought that the change will
be anything akin to a cold wave, but will
simpiy afford a day or two of delight. A
sudden wind that reached 36 miles an hour,
and aocompanied by a shower that cleaned
the streets, came along in the forenoon.
The downpour, though very heavy, lasted
but a few minutes, the total precipitation
having been little more than one-third of
an inch. The warm weather at this season
is attributed to the course the western
storms have been taking. All have passed
along the great lakes and to the valley of
the St. Lawrence river, thus drawing northward
the winds from south and the Atlantic
coast.
Another warm wave is traveling eastward,
having reached Montana yesterday.
This will probably pass along the siyne
route as the recent one, and cause more
warm and wet weather in this section.
LYNCHED IN ALABAMA.
Negro Confessed an Attempt to Assault
Young Lady.
EUFAULA, Ala., January 5.?A negro
whose name has not been learned was
lynched for attempted criminal assault at
Midway, Ala., yesterday afternoon by citizens,
who hanged him up to a tree and
riddled his body with bullets.
The r.egro had only recently returned
from the penitentiary. Wednesday night
he entered the room of Miss Morrell King,
daughter of a banker at Midway, and
grasped her hand before she awoke. Her
screams attracted the other inmates of
the house, and the negro ran away.
Citizens immediately set out after the
negro and captured him. When brought to
Midway yesterday he confessed and the
lynching followed.
After the excitement had subsided It was
established that ihe negro lyncneu was
Will Scott, a notorious character.
Hohawk Valley Under Water.
UTICA, N. Y., January 5.?Constant rain
falling in the Mohawk valley has raised
the Mohawk river to flood stage, and exceedingly
high water prevails throughout
the valley.
Trains on the New York Central railway
are delayed, and It is said that all passenger
trains will be from one to two hours
late. The water is still rising. Two highway
bridges over the new channel of the
river at this city have been carried away.
The rainfall for twenty-four hours was
2.20 inches, or considerably more than the
rainfall of any one day during 1!?06.
Seaboard Acquires Road.
MACON, Ga., January 5.?At the meeting
of the directors and stockholders of the
Mupon Dublin and Savannah railway the
Seaboard Air Line acquired the former
road, which connects at Vidalia with the
Seaboard Air Line.
It is rumored that there is also a trackage
combination between the Seaboard, the
Atlantic Coast Line and the Georgia railroad.
Government Opposes Police.
BOSTON. January 5.?The general government
has stepped into the controversy
over the enforcement of the laws relating
to Sunday work. When William Hessian,
an employe at the Federal building, was
called in the municipal court yesterday to
answer to the complaint that he had broken
the Sunday law by cleaning the sidewalks
in front of the Federal building. Assistant
United States District Attorney
I.ewis announced liIs intention to defend
Hessian in behalf of the government, on the
ground that the police of Boston have no
jurisdiction over federal property or federal
employes. The case was postponed
until January 14.
The enforcement of the Sunday law follows
a controversy between District Attorney
Moran and Police Commissioner
O'Meara. The police have summoned as
many as 1.200 persons in an attempt to test
the law and determine what work is legal
and what is illegal.
McCrea to Leave B. and 0.
PHILADELPHIA, January 5.?It is reported
that because of his unusual responsibilities
President James McCrea of the
Pennslyvannia railroad will resign from
the boards of the Norfolk and Western and
the Baltimore and Ohio, while, to be In direct
touch with the management of the
New York, New Haven and Hartford,
which is to form a link in the proposed all
rail line connecting: Boston, Chicago and St.
Louis, he will be elected to the vacancy on
the board caused by the death of A. J. Cassatt.
The Norfolk and Western board will meet
either January 23 in this city, or in New
York January 24. At that time it Is understood
Mr. McCrea's resignation will toe presented
and accepted. It is considered likely
that Henry Tatriall, fifth vice president of
th<? Pennsylvania, will be chosen to succeed
him.
Mrs. E. J. i.1 mineral an of near Frederick,
Md., died Thursday night, aged seventyfour
years, and at noon yesterday her aged
husband, E. Joshua Zimmerman, aroped
dead. Mrs. Zimmerman was a daughter of
the late Philip and Elizabeth Wachter, and
her husband was a well-known farmer.
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jj> Randolph Hotel Co.,
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't | ROOM 4, 1328 NEW 1 >RK AVE.
] J Hotel Site,
< ? PENNSYLVANIA AVE.,
14TH AND E STS. N.W.
X TRUSTEES:
Chr. Heurirh Jan. Lansbnrgb
A Chas. E. Wood F. V. Klllian
X John F. Wllkins R. T. Warwick
X P. P. Burke
I Washington. D. C., December 19. 1906.
Mr. Clarence Reizenstein.
The Hub.
14th and Pa. Ave. N.W., City.
My Dear Sir:
I beg to advise you that In consequence
of obstacles rendering It Im
practicable to begin the construcA
tion of the building for the Randolph
X Hotel Company, on or about the first
A (1st) of January, next, the Company
A has concluded not to begin the cono
structlon of its Improvement, on the
? site of your store, until on or about
V September 1, 1!H)7. The notice to vaY
cate heretofore sent you will, there
X fore, not be Insisted upon by the HoX
tel Company, but in a few days a
A new lease will be sent you covering
A your holding. The Company regrets
> very much the inconvenience you
have been put to In making arrange >
ments to vacate, but hopes you will
Y be able to make up your losses by
Y the additional term of lease given
you.
? Verj' respectfully,
5: LEON TOBRINER, Secretary.
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43 WORKMEN BURIED
CAVE-IN RESULTS IN" BIG LOSS OF
LIFE IN GERMANY.
BINGEN, Hesse, January 5.?Forty-three
workmen were buried yesterday evening in
the cutting of a new railway line between
Lamscheid and Leiningen. The dead bodies
of thirteen of the men and fifteen injured
workmen have been recovered.
An embankment collapsed, burying two
men. To rescue them large parties of
other laborers employed along the line
were immediately set to work, an^ a wide
pit was dug. in which were about fifty men
when the overhanging hillside fell, burying
forty of the laborers under masses of earth.
Those who were not buried began to dig
out their comrades, while messengers were
sent to nearby villages asking for help.
Several physicians and a large force of
workmen were sent to the scene of the
disaster from Boppard and other towns.
The rescue work, which was continued
throughout the night, was dangerous owing
to the possibility of fresh masses of earth
falling on the laborers. Most of the workmen
killed were young men. Among the
injured are three children. It is probable
that there are still fifteen bodies beneath
the fallen earth.
BAD FOR RAILROADS.
Startling Demands May Result From
Chicago Conference.
CHICAGO, January 5?Railway managers
of roads throughout the country are facing
fresh demands for an increase in wages and
better working conditions that will startle,
it is declared, the <ntire industrial world.
A conference of lilhor leaders, representing
nearly all classes of railroad labor, is in
session in Chicago to initiate the move. A
universal eight-hour day and a wage increase
of from r> to 20 per cent are the
demands that will lie brought to the attention
of the general managers of not only
the twenty-three systems centering In Chicago,
but on nearly all tiie roads in the
United States, Canada and Mexico.
The committee, representing 150,000 railway
employes, is composed of A. B. Garretson,
grand chief of the railway conductors;
J. J. Hannahan of the locomotive
firemen and P. M. Morrissey. chief of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. These
men arrived in Chicago today and immediately
went into executive session.
The conference, it was said, came as a
shock to railway officials in the city, who
are already listening to the arguments of
locomotive engineers for a greater Increase
In pay. The fresh demands follow negotiations
between the roads and the switchmen.
who were granted an increase
cliiiwmiiiiifi ?.*? iu UCIII, 111 conferences
held in Chicago in November.
Many roads throughout the country voluntarily
raised the pay of thetr employes
and millions of dollars were added to the
payrolls of the road by the additional advances
in wages.
Agitation for the eight-hour day, it was
understood, was to be left to future discussion.
The law, it was declared, would prove
impossible of enforcement under present
conditions. This fresh demand for it has
caused great surprise, as the managers of
many roads considered the fact understood
by the men. Rumors of strikes also followed
the announcement of the purpose of
the conference. It was hinted that the
road employes on all the lines of the country
are earnest in their demands for a
shorter workday, and that strikes may follow
refusal of tlie railroads to accede to
their requests.
The case of the Southern Pacific firemen,
who are out on strike, was mentioned in
the argument. It was also said that the
situation regarding the Burlington and the
Rock Island roads was acute and that labor
committees are at present waiting on
the manager^ of the two roads with requests
for an amelioration of conditions.
Son-in-Law Killed.
WHEELING, W. Va.. January 5?Clarence
Calvert is dead at his home on Limestone
Ridge, five miles from this place, and
a warrant is out for the arrest of his
father-in-law, Howard Estep, charged with
his murder.
Calvert and a son of Estep met on a
country road, and after a quarrel came to
blows. The old man watched the fight until
Calvert got the better of his on, when,
if la allee-ed he nicked irn a heavv board
and brought It down with all the force at
hU command upon the head of Calvert.
Calvert was picked up in an unconscious^
condition and carried to his home, where
he died of a fractured skull.
South's Industrials Grow.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., January 5.?The
Industrial record of the week closing the
old year and beginning the new In . the
south Is fairly well illustrated by the reports
made to The Tradesman. In spite of
the diversions of holiday times. It has been
an exceedingly busy week, and In several
of the states large amounts of capital were
invested. Conspicuous among the new enterprises
may be noted a $300,000 lumber
company in West Virginia, a $200,000 manufacturing
company in Virginia, a $100,000
oil company In Texas, a $100,000 lumber
company in Tennessee, a $500,000 mill company
In Oklahoma, a $400,000 mining company
in North Carolina, a $250,000 contracting
company in Missouri, three land companies
In Mississippi, a $000,000 lumber company
in Louisiana, a $100,000 creosotlng
plant In Indian Territory and a $100,000
lumDer company ui aibuoujo.
Mr. Bartholdt's Medal.
Representative Bartholdt of Missouri,
chairman of the American branch of the International
Parliamentary Union, has received
through Nicholas Murray Butler
from Baron d'Estourelle de Constant, president
general of the council general of the
Association for International Conciliation, a
bronze medal as an expression of the appreciation
rendered by Mr. Bartholdt In the
cause of universal peace.
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OPINION OF COUBT.
Decision Rendered in the Hyattsville
Sidewalks Case.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
UPPER MARLBORO, Md.,
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Ocinucti^ t?, xin/i.
Judge Merrick of the circuit court for
Prince George county, lias handed down his
opinion in the case of Mary Smith and
others, property owners, against the council
of Hyattsville, giving the reason upon
which his decision against the town was
rendered several days ago This decision
held that the mayor and common council
could not^lay sidewalks in Hyattsville and
assess the entire cost thereof against
abutting property owners.
"It is only a question of law where the
meaning of the language is doubtful," the
court explained, "and it should always have
the least hurtful construction, and it would
seem to the court less hurtful for the corporate
authorities to wait for awhile, than :
to unjustly burden the citizen. The rights
of the citizens are very sacred and doubtful |
burdens should never be forced upon mem.
Under this act It would seem that the
mayor and common council are only authorized
to construct sidewalks where, on
any of the streets, they determine that
such walks are necessary for the public
benefit, and the town must pay the. cost of
same."
Leesburg and Vicinity.
Special rnrresixwidenoe of The Star.
LEESBt'RG. Va.. January 5, 1!K>7.
Hiss Nellie E. Palmer, daughter of Mr.
'and Mrs. R. Henry Palmer of Daysville,
Loudoun county, and Mr. George C. Cox.
assistant chief clerk in the auditing department
of the Southern railway, were
married last Thursday.
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lngton of Lovettsville, this county, and Miss
Maude Kalb. daughter of Mr. Judson Kalb
of Elvan, this county, were also married.
Little Miss Evelyn Curzon, a niece of Lord
Curzon and a daughter of Ellis Jeffreys,
is, with her governess, a guest of Mr. A.
Henry Higginson, M. F. H. of the Middlesex
Hunt Club of Boston, MaS3.
Mr. Fitzhugh Lee Lindamood, son of Mr.
James H. Lindamood of Shenandoah county,
and Miss Josie Yates, daughter of Mr. B.
B. Yates of Fauquier, were married on
Thursday at Middleburg. this county, by
Rev. Mr. Coleman, rector of the Episcopal
Church at Aldle.
Mr. A. J. Poland and Miss Mabel Rice,
daughter of Mr. C. W. Rice, were married
fit Plpn?j,int Vallpv thU rnnntv Janiinrv *>.
The Leesburg Reading Club met on Thursday
afternoon at the home of Misses Alice
and Marie Harrison on King street.
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Meeting of Hyattsville Council.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
HYATTSVILLE, Md., January 5. 1907.
At the last meeting of the common council,
Mayor Owens presiding, the Inspector
of buildings and plumbing reported the Issuance
of Ave building permits, 318 water
connections and 100 sewer connections.
The question of the right of the underbailUt
to carry arms was discussed, and the
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opinion was expressed that In as much as
the council had been given police powers
under the town charter, the right to appoint
a bailiff and to provide him with necessary
arms to protect himself in the discharge
of his duty was clear. The council
also instructed the chairman of the road
committee. Dr. Joseph A. Mudd, to cause
such trees in the town as were in the way
of the stretching of electric lighting wires
to be trimmed, the town assuming all responsibility
for damage suits that might
arise.
This afternoon at 5:4,"> o'clock 178 20-candlepower
incandescent lamps will be lighted
on the streets of this town under contract
with the Potomac Klectric Powt-r Company.
Mr. William L4. Wilson of Nottingham
district died at his home, near Croorae,
New Year day.
Events of Vienna, Va.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
VIENNA, Va., January 5, il)07.
muuuig lur tut* extension or me uiil Ltominion
railroad from Vienna to some point
on the main line yet to be determined wilt
begin Just us soon as some necessary material
arrives. Considerable speculation has
been indulged in as to whether the Old
Dominion or private parties are financially
interested in this proposed spur. It can
be stated upon unquestioned authority that
the work will be pushed to early completion.
it having been expressly stipulated
that the grading be completed before the
opening of spring.
Mr. George Ferguson of Leesburg has
been the guest of Dr. R. D. L.eith during
the week.
Dr. B. \V. Summy and family have-removed
to the city for the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Maffitt have moved
into the Westcott house, on Maple avenue.
Rev. E. H. Bronson returned to his home
at Princeton, N. J., during the week. The
trustees of the Preshvterinn fhnrch
have not yet decided upon his successor.
Mrs. Kate Waller Barrett of the W. C.
T. U. delivered an address before a large
audience in the Presbyterian Church last
Wednesday evening.
The Vienna public schools will reopen
Monday.
Laurel and Vicinity.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
LAUREL, Md., January 5, 1907.
The Laurel Knights of Pythias have
elected the following officers for the coming
year: Chancellor Commander, Dr.
Richard Cook Harley; vice chancellor, Albert
Nelson; prelate, John W. Falrall;
master of finance, James A. Lawrence;
master of exchequer, William Frothingham:
keeper of records and seals, Harry
S. Phelps; master of work, Richard Tucker;
master of arms, Edward Robey; representative
to Grand Lodge, James Federline;
trustee, L. C. Donaldson. The Laurel
luuge lias iitiu <i vci} piuapciuus jtsai itnu
has a membership of over 100 ana still increasing.
Initiations are held nearly every
week.
The following officers have been elected
by the Relay Volunteer Fire Company:
President, Edward Herold; vice president,
Theodore A. Steeger; recording secretary,
Richard Stapleton; financial secretary,
George Smith;, treasurer, Milton Smith;
first lieutenant, Thomas Gallagher: second
lieutenant. Thomas Dlneen; captain, John
Dawes; board of directors, C. W. 8. Banks,
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Henry Bender. Kdward Herold, Kobert
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It has been decided by the Ministerial
Union of Laurel to observe the week of
prayer. The several ministers will ex- ,
change pulpits.
Mrs. T. II. Whitehead, who has boon
sick for several weeks past. Is now at the
Maryland University Hospital in Baltimore
awaiting an opetattNL
NATIVES AT WORK.
Gen. Bell's Report on Conditions in
Cuba.
MaJ. Gen J Franklin Bell, who lias just
returned to Washington from Cuba, where
for the past several months he has been in
command of the army of pacification, says
that he left matters In Cuba in an eminently
satisfactory condition In company
with Gen. VVlnt, to whom he relinquished
military command of the American forces
in Cuba Monday, Gen. Bell made a complete
tour of the Island of Cuba and says
ii.at everywhere he found the natives at
work, cutting sugar cane and cultivating
tobacco, and that although there were a
few unoccupied and dissatisfied men In
some of the provinces, they numln-red less
than usual. Gov. Magoon, he says, has already
endeared himself to Cuba and lils
administration is ?
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Bell was accompanied to Washington by
(Jen. Alexandra Rodriguez, one of tlie native
Cuban military leaders, who came
here to be treated at the Soldiers' l!om?
Hospital for a wound in the left leg:, received
by htm in the war fi>r independence
and which has so far refused to heal
Child Fell Into Deep Well.
ROANOKE. Va., January 5.?Little William
Oliver, axed five years, was miraculously
saved from drowning yesterday
morning by his cousin. Frank Oliver, at the
home of the boy's grandfather, near Conner's
Springs. in Roanoke county.
The boy and his sister were on a visit to
their grandparents, and went to the well to
draw some water. The well Is eighty feet
deep, with twenty feet of water. While
pulling the rope which drew uo the bucket
the little bov fell in. liis sister at once
gave the alarm. Frank Oliver rushed out
and climbed down the slimy wall. He
reached the boy lust in the nick of time,
as the lad was unconscious. He sent the
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rope was not stout enough to hold his own
weight Oliver held his perilous position
nearly two hours, until neighbors could be
notified and a strong rope was lowered to
him. This he fastened around his body,
and when willing hands drew him up he
fell exhausted on the ground, but soon recovered.
The boy was resuscitated.
W. H. Chadderton, a farmer, and one of
the prominent men of Garratt county. Aid.,
hanged himself In his barn.
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