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WARTINE IN HOT ARGUMENT
AT COAL MINE PROBE
Charleston, W. Va., June 17.
Today's session of the senate inves-
tlgatlng committee was marred by a
sensational verbal controversy be-
teen Senator James R, Martine, of
( IJTew Jersey, and Gen. C. C. Watts,
counsel for the West Virginia opera-
Martine was questioning Dr. W. J.
Asbiby, a Cabin Creek physician, re
garding sanitary conditions In that
Section and had developed from him
tjoat there was no method for the dis
posal of sewerage in the entire dis
trict Martine was pressing the ques
tion when Watts suddenly jumped to
5 is feet
"l demand that you cease your
rowbeatlng and bullying of wit
nesses," he yelled. "The fact that you
s&-e a United States senator doe not
gjve you the right to be a czar."
( "It is your duty to provide sanitary
metnoas wnicn wiu protect tne lives
of these workers," Martine shouted,
his face'aflame, "and I am asking this
educated physician whether he con
siders the present sanitary methods
the best possible."
Watts was as angry as Martine,
and shouted: "This state knows how
to take care of her own people, and
anyhow West Virginia does not have
to go to the mosquito laden swamps
of New Jersey to learn a lesson in
r This is probably theifirst time In
the history of the United States Sen
ate where a member of that body has
i ujjeii verDauy aitaciieu uunug a aear
W) ing, and it added to the bitter feeling
between the coal operators attorney
and Senator Martine.
r Quinn Morton, the millionaire mine
owner and operator who was alleged
byLee Calvin, a miner witness, to
have not only participated in the
"shooting up" of Holly Grove, but tQ
have ordered that the train-be backed
up that they might "give them an
other round," was a witness this
He frankly admitted Xhat he had
been on the train that "shot up"
Holly Grove, but he declared that the
miners started the shooting and they
oMrton's testimony developed the
fact that the Paint Creek Coal and
Land Company, which is dominated
by Charles Pratt, of New York, one
of the big Standard Oil magnates,
absolutely owns nearly all of the coal
lands on Paint Creek.
The operators are laughing at the
threats of another strike and declare
that nearly all of the men now1 at
work are non-union men who are
satisfied with conditions.
NO DANCER OF A FROST, BUT
RELIEF IS PROMISED
There is no danger of frost but
the weather bureau promises steady
lake breezes as a relief from the
three-day BpeU of torrid weather. A
temperature in the neighborhood, of
SO, normal for June, Ib predicted Tor
the remainder of the week.
Last night's electrical and wind
storm brought relief to sweltering
thousands, and few prostrations
were reported today.
The name of Dusocca Fritz, 9340
Ridgeland avenue, was Added to the
death toll today. He died at his home
from heart disease superinduced by
A warning has been issued by the
police against allowing children .to
play with dogs. Twenty-one persons
have been bitten within the last 36
hours. Sixteen were children, and
several of the cases are serious.
By the time the next hot wave
appears the county board will have
made arrangements to distribute free .
ice to poor families with children.
Smoke signals from aeroplanes
can be seen a long distance, and the
smoke telegraph of James Means,
giving long and short puffs for the
dashes and dots of the Morse alpha
bet, requires only a simple and easily
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