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Is the only newspaper In Newport News thitt receives full Associated Press report. vol. xl, no. m COAL MINERS STRIKE NOT COMPLETE TIE-UP New York Sends Out Report That Operators (Ire Hopefui for Early Settlement. MANY FIRMS SIGN THE SCALE Workers For Those Companies Will Gel a Goodly Advance in Wages, Amounting to More Than Fivo Per ? Cent.?No Disorders Arc Reported, j Except One Shooting. <Hy Associated Press.) NtJW YORK*. April 2.?Although Hie gr?ntest suspension of cuul hilu I tig in the II titled Slates si neu the production id' fuel attained its pros cut enormous total, occurred today, | the fear of a complete tlu up lit lite Industry has passed nud the situation Is expected to improve rapidly with , each day. Reports received tonight from the I hittnnniotis fields show that, iiiiinv of the lending coal companies have signed the P.iu:i scale, which gi.es nearly ion.nun men an advunc? of ri.r>5 cents over the wages of the la.it! two years. "PENNSY" HAS COSSACK ARMY. These Men Termed Armed Strike Breakers by John Mitchell. W ILK KS HA RR P.. PA., April 2.? During the strike of coal miners, the men will encounter a new mili? tary force in Pcnsyl viinia?mounted bluecouts, who arc the agents of the Stale. The miners have dubbed Uiuin ?'Pennsylvania Cossacks." There, are; lour troops of ihein. Tu) men in each troop. Two of the troops are station? ed in the hard cool region. TIjq oth? ers are in the bituminous field at Hreensbnrg und Punxsiila-wiioy. The mounted officers of l.'.tc law are equipped with short pocket cltiUs and (.'oil's navy revolvers. Nothing But Strike Breakers. That .lohn Mitchell is not. wrong in really Stale si ri lie-broil kcrs was shown, recently during' a small strike al Hie Lobalion iron mines. Half of the troop located at Reading was has lily despatched In the scene und a doz? en arrests made. This action fright? ened Hu* strikers and resulted in breaking their campaign Ruch troop of "Cossacks" lias been supplied ? with maps of the territory In which if is I oca tod, and Ihn map in possession of Troop R, stationed here, has marked upon it very plainly every collier)' from Seranton to Nun tlcokc. The mounted police is u picked body of men, and out. of tho 200 com* posing the force 7S per cunt have seen service in the regular army, while the remainder have served in the National Guard. Operators Depend Upon Them In the last strike Mio min? officials tnesscd into a force a largo number of strike breakers, under the guise of cool anil iron police. President Mit? chell charged that these men wcro hoodlums picked up in tho slums of largo Eastern cities. Whilo Mtoy were supposed lo guard the mine property, their business was to provoke -violence, which they dltl successfully in many Instances. Most of the far-horalded "rioting" of the last strike was Induced by those men, tho press agents for the opera? tors sending broadcast over the point try exaggerating reports of violence and anarchy. These reports finally caused suffi? cient, .public sentiment, ?against the strikers to warrant Governor Stono lit catling out 10.000, military troops, nnd the operators gave out statements Ih'at l.he strike would bo hrokoti In two weeks. The strikers, ;howevcr, refused to lie awed by the display of amis. The new "Pennsylvania- Cossacks" worn really created by l.he State for the operators to .aid in strike-break? ing. Miners Are Sanguine. INDIANAPOMS. IND.. April 2.?Al thotiRh half a million members of Hie United Mine Workers of America ceased work today. awaiting tho granting of their wage demands. N1 tr.erc Is nothing at the iititionul head? quarters of the union here to Indi? cate thiit. anything unusual has hau pencil. All the officials are out of the city and a corps of clerks and stenographers is in charge of the of? fices. President John Mitchell is in New York to meet I lie anthracite operators tomorrow in a final attempt to arrive at. an agroemeiit in the anthracite re? gion. Vicc-ITesldent Lewis is in Ohio directing the strike in that State Secretary-Treasurer Wilson Is at Clcarfleld, Pa., attending the joint conference of the central Pennsylva? nia district. Independents to Sign. The feeling at. the miners' national headquarters concern I tig tin? situation in the bituminous fields is sanguine. It Is known that in the Western Pcuhsylvnnn district, p. I.. Kotibiii?. president of the Pittsburg Coal Com? pany, will at once sign the scale, not only for the Company'? mines, but for bis own well. II. is expected the Independent operators who will meet tomorrow will agree to sgn tho scale lo protect, their markets. In West Virginia and Iowa, the dis? trict Joint conventions between the operators and minors are In session at Charleston and Des Meines, and it is hoped at. national headquarters tint, the operators will meet, tho demand for mi advance. The Michigan miners and operators will meet, tomorrow at. Sagluaw, Tin- central Pennsylvania meet big will be held at Clearfiehl. and the Kentucky meeting III Louis? ville tomorrow. Southwest to Grant Terms. Ii is anticipated that few operators in the Southwestern district, composed of Missouri. Kansas. ArKausns. Texas. Indian Territory and Oklahoma, will grant tho scale for the present and a prolonged strike may follow. In Ohio. Indiana and Illinois the same ques? tion is anticipated. I Wellington U'coiinur. president of Hie Indiana miners' organization, an? nounced' today thai with two exeep-l lions all the operators in Indiana south of the Haiti more ami Ohio rail? road, and several In the central part, of Hie Stale, have signified I heir wil? lingness to sign the scale. Conducting Revival. Rev. .1. W. Porter. I). 1).. pastor of the Newport News Rapt ist church went lo Richmond Sunday evening and begun a series of revival meet? ings at Hie Grove Avenue Haptist church. He will be in Richmond ill week. HE HAD NARROW ESCAPE Aeronaut's Parachute Struck by ? Illinois Central Train. CROWD WATCH FIGHT FOB LIFE Balloonist Descends 5,000 Feet and Adverse Air Currents Drop him Di? rectly Upon Railway Track?Threw Himself Out of the way. (Hy Associated Press.) CHICAGO, II.I... April 2.?IJattling with ad verso euren is Of air, which were blowing him directly In front of an Illinois Central express train, as he descended ?.uon rent, ?front a balloon to the oralh In a llitnsy para? chute, iWilliam .Mattery, a French aeronaut, yesterday fought for bis life, while 5,000 people watched the struggle. The engineer of Hid train saw lite aeronaut, loss than 201) feet In the air above hint; descending directly before bis train. Hi.- .applied I be air brakes, but knew that unless Mint lory con? quered the air currents he was |K>w crloss to save ,biin from death. The aeronaut fought with every muscle in bis body. Ho swung himself back and forth oil his little trapeze, kicked, ond made every effort possible lo swerve bis parachute away from the path of tho' train. Sank in Front of Train. Suddenly the parachute sank quick? ly to the ground just as the train rushed by. Thousands of persons inn.to the scene, expecting to lind Hie mangled body of the balloonist. The parachute was crushed, but Mattery, by dinging himself from it at the last moment, hat escaped death under the engine by two feet. He rolled down an em? bankment and arose unhurt physical? ly, but suffering from the strain through which be had passed. Mattery and VV. IT. McKlnney, all? ot her aeronaut, had entered into n balloon race at Sixty-seven Hi st reet and SUmoy Island avenue. The win? ner of tho novel contest was to lie Hie one who- remained in the air longest. AI $1.500. ?purse, the contri? bution of Chicago aeronauts, w.ns the reward lo Jmttory, the winner. BWrORT NEWS, MA. DQWIE KICKED OUT DY HIS FOLLOWERS Head of the Zioniles Summarily Dismissed for Cause Which Includes Many Crimes. "PROFIT" A BAY OLD REPROBATE Anvr tj the Many Different Accusa? tions Against the Old Man Is That He Taught Polygamy and That Money Which Did Not Belong to Him Has Been Misappropr'atcd. (Hy Associated Prosa.) ' CHICAGO. H.I.S.. April i *--.li)liu Alexander IJowie. head of ibd "Christ inn Catholic Church of Zion.'' was iii i day deposodd as a religious loader, suspended from membership In ihe church he founded, shorn of Lla tent* poral possessions as far as they nie located in SSIori City, the home of hir. church, and warned to e?'!i>t the sit union quietly lest worse things befall Iii111 . ! The following message wat soul to Howie rroni SSidii City: "Howie. Oeollnn, Jalisco. Mexic >: ?'Telegram received hero ami Chi? cago. Practically all. including Cm cinnatl representatives endorse Vtv livia's admiiilstratlon, Spcicher's ro', Instatcment and Granger's raiontioii. emphatically protesting against: your, extravagance, hypocrisy, misrepie sCutatlon, exaggerations, tyranny and injustice. "Von are hereby suspended front of? fice and membership for polygamous leaching and other grave charge;. See, letter. Quietly retire. ?T'Tirtber I tit eric rente will - p-eoljr'' ' t?te complete exposure, rebellion. ",e gal proceedings. Your statement of stupendously magnificent financial outlook is extromelyy foolish, in view of thousands suffering through your shameful mismanagement. Zion and creditors will be protected rt. Bit costs." The message was signed by W. G. ? Volivln, general overseer, tintl others. GRANGER SUCCEEDS OOWIE. Takes Possession of All the Prop? erty of City of Zion as Trustee. (Special to Ilm Dally Press.) CHICAGO. ll.U, April ".?Follow Ing the seusai ioiinl action of Sunday, in which John Alexander Howie, ''First Apostle of the Christian Catho? lic Church In Zion." was deposed from active leadership of the im? mense institution lie established In IXS.x. deeds of transfer were tiled'a! Waukegnn, III., this morning, legally anticipating any move that Or. Howie might make. The documents turned over to Dea? con Alexander Granger, as trustee for the people of Zion, all of the prop? erly and interests of the city of Zion, aggregating millions. Overseer Voliy.t (lied Hie deeds. HO?5TONlffllTS"Fi" BEAF AND RUB BILL Hampton Assemblyman Would Inves? tigate the Alleged Crooked Work in Richmond. (Special to the Daily Press.) RICHMOND. VA.. April 2.?Ilo.i. S. Gordon Gumming and former Judge Sidney J. Dudley, of Hampton, counsel for Harry R. Houston, mem? ber of the house from Acc.omac and ESIiahelh City counties today began an action in the City Client Court, to compel the payment of the sum of 95,000 in accordance with the provi? sions of a bill which passed the last General Assembly, looking to the fs tnbllshment of a school for the negro deaf, dumb and blind of the S*.ate . NEGRO ANO WHITE SAILBR AAVE A HOI FIST FIGHT Negro Arrested on the Charge of At? tacking White Boy in the Streota. of Hampton. fSi.oelnl to the Dally Press.) hampton; vA..Aprii 3.?wm, Fee, negro, from the two-masted schoon? er Bllllo Franks was arrested shortly after midnight Hits morning .in com? plaint of Clayton Johnson, white, who is from the two masted scheme Al? berta. The white boy snys the negro inoi. him In King street, near the wharf and beat hint. Johnson war. badly handled. T?l.SDAY, tfl'ML 3, PERSONAL LIABILITY BILL HITS RAILROADS Congress Proposes to Hold the Companies Responsible for I Acts of Sleepy Men. VIRGINIANS FOR THE MEASURE Doth Employe and Employer Arc Now Held Responsible for Acci? dents Instead of tlic Employer Alone as in the Past?Spanish Amciican War Claims Discussed. (ByAssociated Press ! 1 W?SHtNHT?N. I). C. April :!.? Chief among the measures passed by ihe In use today was Ihr soenllod "per? sonal llahillly hill." which his been favored by the ariny of railway em ploycs throughout tin; country tin.I which had practically a unanimous ? report from the committee. I The Naval Academy report was adopted. The personal liability bill, .so-called j Was (ailed up, Mr. Sterling (III.) stilling its Tent tires. Mr. Parker (N. . J.I mill .Mr. Kiefer (Ohio) opposed ?the Ml. Way to Protect the Public. Mr. Mann (III.) said: "There wen ( 9i\ railroad out ploycs killed last year and 13,360 injured on the railroads of ( the United Stales. The best way to } protect ihe public is to make Ihr railroad pay for the sleepy etigiiioci I .who has wo'rkcvl for twenty hours ? .when \iy reason of this overwork. In ' jury results." The bill was supported by, Mr. j Henry iTex.i. Mr. Williams (Miss.), and Mr. Ha it let I Kin.). I Mr. Kloocl (Vn.) said 1,1ml in ItU statu they had placed the thought iu legislation and believed it a most wise and just nicasur-'. Changes Common Law Liability. Mr. Sterling (III.) said flic hill was to change the (-0111111011 law liability of employers of labor in this Rue ol employment, for personal injuries re? ceived by employes in tin: service and makes belli parlies responsible lor their own negligence. The biil was passed without, di vision. Mr. Need hum (C11I.1 then called up the bill uiuuniling existing laws re? lating to the fori I lien I ion of pure sweul wines. Mr. Nceilhaiu said Ihe hill would permit the tl Rut ion of graph juice used in the manufacture of brandy; define the producL comiitonly known as grape brandy; permit, the use of small ntiatiLitics of water not. in ex? cess of 10 per cent., of Ihe weight of the wine to bo forlillcd. It also places a lax of three mutts on every gallon of wine thus forth lied. The bill was supported by Mr. Wil? liams (Miss.) und Mr. Ptiyiio (N. Y.I nnd passed 184 lo It;!. Okltcr bills passe.i were: To make the law governing the nppoiutinonl of cadols at A n 11 a 1.. * Ii s conform to that of appointments to West Point. A bill to incorporate the national education association of the United Slates led to nulte a spirited debate. Messrs. South wick N. Y.), Walsh (N. ' C). Tnwney (Minn.), and Roytl (Ark.) j supported 1 ho measure and Mr. Snlli vail (Mass. I, opposed il. The hill was passed 1 in to ;!7. A Call for Information. A resolution (-ailing upon the at? torney general for Information us to the number ami amount of chtinu nllowed in favor of claimants 'and agniiiKi tin- United States and the number and amount of claims dutor mined in favor of United Stoics and the number anil amount of claims ti'ow ponding, growing out of the treaty with Spain, also a. revolution requesting flic attorney general to Inform the house of the name and date of appointment of every person appointed under the act of Congress growing out of the treaty with Spain and the total amount paid for sala? ries, compensation and expenses from the 2d of March, I?i?I, to the I present lime wore passed Clerk Gets Tine Office, j WASHINGTON, P. C, April 2 - 1906> The President today sent to the son ale the nomination of Benjamin K. flames, who lias boon his private Bo'cri'lnry to bo postmaster at Wash? ington to succeed .1. M. Morrltt. hdni inatiil Loilay tor collector of customs at Niagara Kails. Oilier nominations sent to thu senate today arc as fol? lows: Commissioner of Hie District of Co llillibia, Henry II. MaeParlaud. Consul at Birmingham, Knglaml: Albeit Itiil?tf.nl. District of Colum? bia. Nominations Confirmed. WASHINGTON. I). C. April 2. Thu Senate in executive session to? day continued Hie nomination of .1. II. Purr as postmaster al Waynes boro, Va. RICHMOND INTERESTS ALARMED. Certain Manufacturers Oppo: : Taking Tax Off AlCOKal. (My Assoeialcd Press.) WASHINGTON. D. C. April 2. Thu opposition of certain Itlchmond Interests will have the off net of di? viding the Virginia delegation on the bill to lake the tux off of alcohol used in lite arts and sciences. Representative I :imb said today thai, be should vole against file bill as Ilm Inking of Ute la.x off of alco? hol would kill the Richmond ether ' works. The product of this concern | is obtained through a secret process j und much more cheaply than ether made from alcohol I txod. Mul if the lax is taken off of alcohol, ilo- Rich? mond concern could compete with these making ether from alcohol. The plant, cannot, be adapted so as to tr. ike ether from alcohol. Held For Grand Jury. James Korbes, alias Joint Kuller, alias John Jenkins, n white carpenter, was held for the grand jury by Just? ice Browii in the police court yester? day on the charge of houschrcaklug. Tbc prisoner is alleged to have-stolen a lot of lools from n bouse on Eight? eenth street. , , , ? LEGAL WIFE WINS 5?IT Half Breed Who Sues for Share in Estate loses Out. ROMANCE OF WESI DISCLOSED Son of Alleged Common Law Wife Fails to Get a Share of His Father's Property?Case decided by United States Supreme Court. (Hy Associated Press. I WASHING TON. D. C. April 2.?Alt i pinion of tlin Supreme Court, ren? dered today developed a romance. The case was that of Kills Keen against. Sophroula Koeue. The suit grew out of a controversy over a small tract of land in SI. Charles county. .Mo., to a half inter? est in which '.Mrs. Keen claims as tin widow and to nil of which Kills Keen made claim as it son of P.Ii Keen, by a common law wife, who was a n egress. II arpoaretl fioiu the record in the case thai us far back as 1851 ICR Keen bail begun to live with a negro woman as IT she were bis wife and although no marriage ceremony was porfoiine.l the relation was continued um 11 I SSI! The won i a ii was livery wltrce recognized as bis wife, and children, among them Ullis, were born lo (hem and were recognized by holli of them and by the com III II II ity as lihclr offspring. In IMS,", ivli Keen was married in West Virginia lo Sophroula Keen, claiming that be had never before been married. When he died Mrs. Keen mtido clulm to one-half of his estate as his widow and the Mis? souri courts recognized the claim, de? ciding against, the contention of a common law marriage to the negro went.in. The writ of error Was dis? missed. The effect, is to affirm the decision of the Missouri courts. Pension Bills Passed. WASHINGTON. O. 0.. April 2.? When the senate convened today M. Hale ro;:or-l.od the urgent dctlcloncy fdll ami gave notice that be wxntl I call It up tomorrow. After passing a Inge number of private pension bills the senate at 5:12 adjourned, fair THE WEATHER Fair Tuesday; and warmer Wednes? day; variable winde. PRICE TWO CENTS RESCUED SAILORS IN BLOODY FIGHT None of Them Are Killed But One of the Men is Expected to Die From Wounds. BAD LIQUOR CAUSED THE ROW Seamen Taken Off the Wrecked Bark Antonio, Turn the Life Saving Sta? tion Into an Amphitheatre?Before Deputy United States Marshal Ar rved Quiet Was Restored. (Fly Associated Picks.) NORFOLK. VA.. April 2.? Crazod by drink, fieovn Kalians, three Amcrt cans and one Herman, survivors of the wrecked Italian hark Antonio, which stranded lit. Cape Henry Satur? day night, engaged In a wild Tight at the life saving station lltcro to^ night. Before the melee ended four of tho men were hadly Injure*!, one fatally. The life savors endeavored to stop the fighting, lint seeing tho serious? ness of the situation, telephoned to the Norfolk police for aid. A special car. with deputy United States mar? shals, was hurried to the scene, but when It arrived tho trouble was over and ipicl had been restored. No arrests were made. One of tho Kalians Is said to have sustained a fractured skull and others are badly cut. I OPERATORS ARE HOPEFUL. Mitchell Meets the Coal Barons Today to Discuss Peace Terms. NEW YORK, Ainll, 2^?The eve uf j tho second i>eeUog o'tJ |lie?<s>mmiU.ees ' representing ' tho iinthra'c'ilu" mine I workers and their employers find tho situation, so far as the hard coal fluids arc concerned, unchanged from (hat disclosed In the communications I that have passed heteweon the con j lending forces and which have been ' made public ^ I Itolh sides arc. hopeful. This feel? ing Is based on tho fact that each I side has only played Us first, card and the real negotiations have nut yet begun. President Mitchell arrived huro tu night from Indianapolis. NO STRIKE IN WEST VIRGINIA. Shut Down in Soft Coal District Will Not Be Long. (By Associated Press.) INDIANAPOLIS. IND.. April 2.? Information received so far ut tho na? tional headquarters of tho United Mine Workers of America tonight in? dicate that the strike of soft coal min? ers will not be extensive for any length of time, many operators al? ready having expressed a wlllingnosa to grant the increased wages asked by the miners' union. There Is no strike iu West Virginia. Missouri Leases Coal Mine. JEFFERSON CITY. MO.. April 2. ? . Governor Folk, through Warden Matt Hall, of the State penitentiary here, has leased a mine near Wavorly. from which coal will be mined during the present si l ike in sufficient quanttUsa to supply the Statu Institutions with i fuel. The miners ut Wnverley are paid more than the regular scale and do not. want to strike. If they should he forced to go out Warden Hall said today that there would bo no diffi? culty In operating the mine if the Slate Is forcotl to resort to that, ux trumity. PRICE OF ILLUMINATING GAS REDUCED TWENTY CENTS Rate of $1.'iU Per Thousand Cubic Feet Put Into Effect "Yesterday. AI a. recent meeting of the city council Mr. W. J. Payne, president of the Newport News Cots Company, announced that his company had de? cided to iiuike a cut in the price of illuminating gas, wnich would bo <o tlticed to $1.-10 per thousand cubic feet?twenty cents less than the price at which it has been sohl since the plain was established hero several years ago. The new price went into effect jii yesterday and will mean a material saving in the gns bills of those mer? chants who use gas for lighting pur poses, as well us to those household? ers who depend upon the convenient fluid to light their homes. Iu speaking of the reduction Iu price and of tho development of the uso of gas lor Illuminating and fuel pur? poses. Mr. V. II. Barclay, spoke en? couragingly of the outlook ami salil that ii was not at. all unlikely that a further cut would be made iu illu? minating gas at uu distant, date.