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?erious Nature i < Spreadiiif Columbia, Special.-The National Assoeia?icn For the Study and Pre vention cf Pellagra was formally or ganized Thursday at thc conclusion of a two days' conference on pel , lagra attended by more than three hundred physicians, the first meeting of national scope held in this country for the study of this disease. Dr. J. W. Babcock, superintendent of the South Carolina State hospitcl for the insane,. Columbia, wai elected president of the association; Dr. Wil liam A. White., superintendent of the United States hospital for the in sane, Washington, D. C., vice presi dent, and Dr. George A. Zcller, su perintendent of thc State hospital for the insane. Peoria, 111., secretary tresurer. Later a vice president for each State interested in the move ment will le named. An official pellagra congress, to be hold under the auspices of the asso ciation, is scheduled for June, 1910, in Peoria, 111., which city was chosen withoat a contest. The association, following the"pre sentation of forty-odd addresses and papers by men prominent in the med ical profession, covering a wide rang? of investigation of pellagra in the . United States and foreign countries, unanimously adopted the following resolution, presented by Dr. J. How ell Way of the North Carolina Board of Health : Dr. Way's Resolution. "Resolved, That this conference . recognizes the widespread existence of pellagra in the United States and .urges upon the national government the necessity of bringing its powerful resources to bear upon, the vital ques tions of its cause, prevention and con trol. FEARY ENDORSED BY SCI Washington, Special.-For having ?reached the North Pole, Commander Robert E. Peary was voted a gold medal by the National Geographic Society. The board of managers of the So ciety acepted unanimously the report -af its substitute committee of scientists, who had examined the ex plorer's records and' proofs, and . found them to- be conclusive of his ?claim that he had reached the Pole. Report of the Committee. "The substitute committee, to -which was referred th? task of ex amining the records of Commander Peary in evidence of his 1 haring ?eacti?d the North Pole, * beg to re port they have completed their task. '.'Commander Peary has submitted io this substitute committee his -original journal and records of ob . serrations, together with all of his 'instruments and apoaratus and cer tain of the most important of the scientific results of his expedition. These have been carefully examined by' your substitute committee and they are unanimously of the opinion . that Commander Pearv reached the "North Pole on April 6, 1909. "They also feel warranted in -stating that the organization, plan king and management of the exp? PRESIDEN f TAF ? HAS GR Charleston, S. C., Special.-Arriv ing here at dusk Friday evening President Taft had one of the most picturesque receptions of his trip. At the head of a procession of au tomobiles, and escorted by an impos ing array of military organizations he passed through the principal business ^streets of the city, under arches of electric lights that gave an illumina tion almost equal to day. The sicje -walks held a .throng that at places overflowed into the streets and the President's progress from the union RUMOR. ABOUT EX - PRE? New York, Special.-Anotiier of j .those apparently absurd rumors that bob up almost every time a prominent anan gets out of direct touch with the! ?world, went skipping over the coun-j try Friday concerning former Presi dent Roosevelt. This will-o'-jbe wisp had it that Mr. Roosevelt^had tieen killed in Africa and because of "the dangers of African hunting fresh ly imprinted on the public mind by FARMERS* JUNKET TO DUK1 Raleigh, Special.-Thc national ^farmers' congress, now holding an an nual meeting here, was piloted to "Durham to see the great tobacco fac tories of the American Tobacco Com-? ;pany and to, Greensboro to inspect the cotton mills of the Cones. More t/.an five hundred delegates, .coming from almost every State in HARLTNG Before insuring elsewhcr Old Line Companies. HARLlflG At Thc Farmer? sd to Study Iis Mys? and Check Its ; i; Sweep. Sn? [ "Resolved,. That while sound corn is in no way connected with pellagra, evidences of the relation? between the use of spoiled corn .nd the pre valence wf pellagra seem so apparent that vre advise continued and syste matic study of the subject, and, in the meantime, we commend to core growers the great importance of fully maturing corn upon the stalk before cutting the same. "Resolved. That the work of thii conference be brought to the atten tion of the various State and Terri torial boards of health and they sev erally be urged to specially investi gate the disease, particularly as re gards its prevalence, and that they also see that the proper inspection of corn products sold in the varioui States be had." In another resolution adopted, Dr. Babcock was recognized "as th? father of the movement for the studj and control of pellagra in America." Disease Attacks All. One of the most interesting ad dresses of the conference was deli vered by Dr. Sara A. Castle cf Merid ian, Miss., who mad? the somewhat [startling statement that of the manj cases of pellagra which she hal treated since it was first recognised in Meridian, six of the patients wer? socially prominent in the city, an?" five of these died. It is not necea sarily a disease confined to the poor, according to a prevailing popular im* pression, declared Dr. Castle. All ol lier patients were eaters of corn bread and grits. She stated also that several of her hookworm pa tients subsequently developed pel lagra and died. Dr. J.. M. Buchanan of the State hospital, Meridian, Miss., addressed the conference on the treatment pf cases in that institution. A number of other addresses were delivered at the closing sessions. ENTISTS RECEIVES MEDAL. dition, its complete success and its scientific results reflect the greatest credit on the ability of Commander Robert E. Peary and render him worthy of the highest honors that the National Geographic Society can be stow upon him. (Signed) "Henrv Gannett, "C. M. Chester. "O. H. Tittman.." Resolutions. The resolutions adopted by thc So ciety were as follows: "Whereas, Commander Robert E Peary has reached the North Pole, the goal sought for centuries. "Whereas, this is the greatest geo graphical achievement that this (So ciety can iave opportunity to honor, therefore, ' "Resolved, that a special medal be awarded to Commander Peary. "Resolved, that the question of whether or not anyone reached the North Pole prior to 1909 be referred to the committee on researcli with in structions to recommend to the board of managers a Substitute committc-: of experts who shall hare authority to send for papers or to make such journevs as may be necessary to in spect records and that this action of the Society be communicated at one? to those who may have evidencs of importance." EAT TIME m CHARLESTON station to the home of Mayor Rhett, where he spent the night, w?s marked by cheers. Mr. Taft is no stranger to Charleston. He has been here five times in recent years and said in Savannah that ht "was go ing home to Charleston." His recep tion at night was a repetition of th* cordial welcomes the President had received elsewhere throughout the South and which have made his stay in this section of the country one of tbe pleasantest features of thc long presidential trip. il?ENT ROOSEVELT FALSE. Mr. Roosevelt's magazine articles, there was some uneasiness until Douglas Robinson, Mr. Roosevelt'? brother-in-law, said emphatically that he took no .stock in such reports. Mr. Robinson .branded the first vague re ports of the day as false and when informed that later rumors had it that he (Mr. Robinson) had been ad vised by cable of Mr. Roosevelt 'i death, he authorized another vigorous denial. HAM TOBACCO FACTORIES. the Union, enjoyed the junket, which was made on a special train. The visitors were delighted with i.he recep tion given them every here. Ambassador Bryce and Secretary Wilson of the Department of Agri culture at Washington, two of thc most remarkable men of the agc. were in th? party and made short talks in both of the towns. ) SEE r & BYRD e. We^represcnt the Best & BYRD* Bank of Edgcfleld ???????an WASHINGTON NOTES The Clark School for the Deaf at : Northampton, Mass., is the largest j single beneficiary mid sr the terras lof the will of the late Gertrude M. 1 Hubbard, who was killed in au au tomobile aeident here October 15. In leaving' $30,000 to that institution she directs that it be used for the erection of a memorial building to her husband, the late Gardiner Greene Hubard, the founder of the Nation Georgraphic Society, in w;hose honor the present home of the insti tution was built. The corwning event of the visit to "Washington of the Commercial Com missioners from Japan, headed by Baron Shibusawa, came at, the end of the three davs' festivities here, when Mr. Matsui,' counselor and charge d'affaires of the Japanese Embassy, gave an elaborate dinner in their honor at the Willard Hotel Wednesday night. The dinner was given on the birthday of the Japanese Emperor. The question of granting naturali zation to Turkish subjects is for the determination of compentent courts. This is the attitude of the State De partment as defined in a statement issued Wednesday and is taken to indicate that tho deparetment is not prepared to accept without question the conclusion of the Bureau of Nat uralization that Turkish subjects are not entitled to naturalization. On the ground that they have sent circular matter through the United States mails exploiting the Hamburg State lottery, fraud ordets have been issued by the Postoffice Department against Franz Steinbeck and C. Schweedt, both of Hamburg, Ger many. Loewenherz & Co., of Ham burg, and Louis Gyrard, of Paris, have also been placed under the ban. Rich mineral deposits, principally coal, have been discovered by Gov ernment agents on large tracts of public land in New Mexico, and the Interior Department has withdrawn from public entry class in that State approximately 102,440 acres pending classification. A postal deficiency of $17,479,770, an increase of $509,491 over last year was announced in the annual report of Merrit O. Chance, auditor of the Postoffice Department, made public Wednesday. The audited revenues for the fiscal year ended June. 30 last amounted to $203,562,383, an increase of 0.31 per cent, over the preceding year. The audited expenditures in creased 6.07 per cent., including losses hy fire, burglarly, etc. A whirlwind tour of the city, a pilgrimage to Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon, and a sviit to the Congressional Libarry and the Cap itol filled the first day at "Washington of the honorary commercial com missioners of Japan.. The commis sioners and their party were espec ially pleased ^ith the Congressional Library and the Capitol, which were especially illuminated in their honor Monday night. The flag on the Cap itol flew at half-mast out of respect to the memory of the late Prince Ito. People who have recently delighted in thc fact that the hook worm dis euse was prevalent in the South, got a good hard jt.. here Wdenesday when it was reported that at. least one hundred cases exist under the very shadow of the Capitol dome. The commander-in-chief of the Pacific fleet reports by cablegram the following deni hs in the fleet en route from Honolulu to Manila, where lt arrived Sunday: Roy E. Vermilyea, Henry J.- Smith, Otto Doerr. Imports into the United States from the Philippines during Septem ber, 1909, the first full month under the new tariff, amounted to only $S21,036, against $1,631,970 in Sep tember of last vear. All the imports last month entered free of duty ex cept $426 worth. No sugar produced in the Philippines was imported into the United States during the month though in September, 1908. the quan tity was ' 35.168,000 pounds. The August import statement showed 9. 856,000 pounds of sugar coming in from the Philippine Islands free of duty under the new tariff, as against 24,040.000 pounds dutiable in August of the preeeeding year. To devise some means of defense against aerial hr "sion, the bureau of ordinance of the War Department, it was learned, is about to begin a series of 'experiments of shooting at air craft with cannon. Ormsby McIIarg, Assistant Secre tary of Commerce and Labor, retired October 30th from that office to be gin the practice of law in New York and Washington. Peruvian Guano Exhibit at State Pair. The Peruvian Guano corporation of Charleston had an interesting exhibit in thc commercial building, which was the only exhibit of fertilizing material at the farr this year. The object of the exhibit is not only to call the at tention of farmers and others not al ready familiar with it to thc value of lin's wonderful fertiliser, but to cor red, thc- false impression that it. is a manufactured article. Thc Peruvan guano concern, according to the com pany, is as pure as the firsh shipload brought to this country. It is thc un- J surpassed product of nature, and can ? not bo imitated- or approached by chemistry. The comnany had the gi-.ano on exhibit and took pleasure in giving samples in convenient packages to those interested. A mother ls satisfied If her daugh- j tor gots a igood steady man for a j husband, muses the Atcbison Globe, j but she demands a princess for hei. son. SNAPPY ?ND BRIEF Stems Gathered and Told While You Hold Your Breath. SOME EVERY DAY HAPPENINGS Lively and Crisp1 as They Are Gar nered. Pron the Fields of Action at Home and Abroad. . Thirty students of the Georgia Mil itary academy are still sick frum the eating of boneless ham that contain ed ptomaine poison. Two of Wilbur Wright's students at College Park made a" fly of Cl 3-1 minutes duration Wednesday, exceed ing all amateur records and coming nearly up to their tutor. Tom L. Johnson for 12 years mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, was defeated in the election Tuesday. It is said that fie cranberry crop of Massachusetts is 32 per cent and that of New Jersey is 80 per cent greater this year than last year, mak ing something of an impetus to the turkey Thanksgiving dinner. The "loving cup" presented by Mrs. Lindsey Patterson of Winston, N. C., for the best literary work for the past year was won bv Mr. Clar ence Poe, editor of the Progressiv? Farmer. It was presented on Thurs day by Ambassador Brice who at tended the farmers' congress at Ra leigh. The book on which Editor Poe won the prize is entitled "A South erner in Europe." The Seaboard Air Line Railroad is now restored to the management of its' regular officials, all of whom are' retained and the policies are to be continued by which the receivership made it a crowning success. A serious situation exists at Gass away, W. Va., growing out of an assault by a negro man on a white woman. The supposed guilty party was shot down while running to es cape. Two others said to be accom plices are in jail and mobocracy reigns. Two military companies are present but in answer to Gov. Glass cox's direct question the captain said his men had voted to do all they could to save the prisoners except to shoot their fellow citizens. William Halloway, of Sioux City, Iowa, had lost his sight. His son Tom had been away for some time and on visiting his father recently, the latter buried his face on Tom's shoulder and wept. When he wiped away his tears he could see his son. The Lakes-to-the-Gulf waterways association mean to send 500 lobby ists to the national capitol at the next session of congress to urge ac tion on the subject. Trespassing on railroad property in violation of law, says the Phila delphia Dispatch, is responsible for 47.416 deaths in the United States within, the last 10 years, and along with these were more than "$50,000 persons injured. Rougier, the French aeroplanist, made a flight Tuesday at Antwerp, in which he attained a height cf 880 feet. The great national Farmers' Con gress met. in Raleigh, N. C., Thurs day. Ambassador Brice from the court of St. James was the prin cipal speaker and greatly pleased his audience. Gov. Ansel, of South Carolina, or dered the dispensaries closed Friday and Saturday as a means of preserv ing the best cf behavior while Presi dent Taft was the city's guest. The National Association for the study and prevention of pellagra vms formed at Columbia, S. C., cn Thurs day night at the close of a two days conference for the study of the dis ease. Otto Mueller who murdered Annie Luther in New York State now con fesses to have murdered seven wives. His motive seems always to have been tn obtain a few hundred dollars\ from them. Practicing physicians, heads of medical colleges and prominent edu cators will convene at New Haven. Conn., on the 11th and 12th to con sider means to lessen the mortality of infants. v A monument to the Confederate ? veterans of Granville, N. C., county was unveiled at Oxford last Satur day. Kentucky farmers not in the com pact are again uneasy and are arm ing against the outrageous barnburn ing night riders. Nine lives were lost in a burning hanhi building at Johnsburg, Vt., on last Saturday. Forty-five fine horses and mules were burned in a livery stable firs at Pelham, Ga., on Monday. Two men were killed ;ind one was seriously scalded in a freight wreck at Hannastown, Pa.@, Saturday. Milton Mullen, an old man living near Rolfe, Logan county, W. "Va., believing that he was going to die re vealed to his grand son the hiding place in the ground of $7,000 which he had accumulated. It was first thought that his mind was wander ing. The New York to Atlanta autoists reached Charlotte, N. C., Saturday evening and left there Monday morn ing. A. J. Denton was instantly killed and William Can-oil was seriously in jured by a boiler explosion at Pur cell, Lee county, Va., Monday. - Bad political blood is again at the boiling point in Jackson and Breath itt counties, Ky. John Stewart Kcnnedv, financier and philanthropist, died in New York Sunday of whooping cough at the age cf 80 years, less two months. Cadet Eugene Byrne died at West Point. N. Y., Sunday from injuries received in a game of foot hall. THE LAW'S Sparing -Cartoon bj WHAT'S THE MATTER WITHPI New Rules Needed to lessen Chances o Leads to Changes at Conference tc to Saye Game or Abo Ash It-Ex DEATH LIST IN THREE GREAT SPORTS. The following table gives the comparative number of denths in baseball, football and automobil ing since '1005: Base- Foot Year, ball. ball. 1905..... ll 21 Auto. 1006. 19 1907. 13 1908. 42 1909. 39 16 13 21 ll 3 7 ?! 16 Tot. 32 38 33 71 Totals. . .115 S2 34 227 New York City.-The unfortunate and untimely death of Cadet Byrne has focussed American attention on football as it is played to-day and given to it the worst black eye it has had in many a year. For coupled with the West Point fatality is the case of Midshipman Earl Wilson, the Navy quarterback, who wa3 probably mortally injured in a flying tackle in the Annapolis-Villanova game. Tho unfortunate accidents have ex cited interest all over the country, and the question that is being asked: "Are such accidents avoidable?" is being answered in the negative. As a result of the death of Cadet Byrne, of West Point, and the dan gerous injury to Midshipman Wilson, of Annapolis, in games of football, it is likely some action will be taken by the college football conference as sociation to eliminate certain rough features of the present game. Four years ;<go, after the death of Harold Moore, of Union College, who was injured in a game with New York University on. Ohio Field, a con ference of universities and colleges was called by Chancellor MacCracken, of New York University, which prac tically revolutionized the game. Mass plays have given way for the greater part to more scientific methods and greater stress has been laid, experts say, on speed than on weight. It was thought the new rules of open play, the forward pass and the out side kick would minimize the danger of the sport. It has been said that the greatest of injuries come from the bruising mass plays, but it is pointed out in a very significant manner by those op posed to even the so-called new game, that Villanova has a lighter team than the Navy, and that .the weight question, therefore, can hardly enter into the present discussion. The opinion was general among all the ex-college players seen that the trouble lies not in the differences of weight, not in the differences in meth ods of training-for it is pointed out that the best conditioned undergrad uate bodies in the world are the corps of cadets at West Point, and the brigade of midshipmen at Annapolis -not in inferior football knowledge, not in any of the usually accepted theories, but in the rules themselves. There never was a harder player, a more difficult man to stop, or one who knew more of the ins and outs of mass playing under the old rules than Robert P. Kernan, of Harvard. In discussing the nev,- game, as op posed to the old, with particular re gard as to whether the rules had been really revised, he said: "They say they've opened the game. Maybe they think they have. But just look carefully at the penal ties that surround an incompleted forward pass. On the first and second downs an incompleted forward pass entails the loss of fifteen yards. Well, a team's hardly going to take a chance on that play; then, when lt has. it is backed up somewhere near its own goal line or even in its own territory anywhere when it's playing against an opponent of nearly equal strength. It would indeed be too haz ardous. "Again, on the third down, if a team tries to pull off the forward cass and it falls to the ground, the Cornell Scientist Compares Football to Bull-I?aiting and Prize Fighting. Ithaca, N. Y.-Burt G. Wilder, the Cornell scientist, attacked football again, advocating its abolishment. While he declared that the recent casualty had no particular influence on his mind, he hoped the views of other men might be changed. He said he would rather encourage bull-baiting and prize fighting than football on the ground that resultant deaths would help the community. He used one of his favorite farms, calling football a relic of barbarism. Thc Field of Sports. .lack Johnson is G feet \i inch In height. James J. Corbett is C feet 1 inch tall. The Detroit Baseball Club will net a profit of $200,000 on the season just Cl033d. The sixteenth annual relay races of the University of Pennsylvania will be held on Franklin Field, Philadel phia, on April CO next. Arthur Irwin, who studies baseball closely, says the Detroits lost the world's championship because the Pittsburgs made a d:ad set for Cobb and Cranford. OE LAY OR thc Rod. ' G. Williams, in the Indianapolis News. KNT-DAY FOOTBALL GAME? f Fatal Injuries-Death of Cadet Byrne > Be Held-Up to Rules Committee pressions From College Centres. ball goes to the opponents on the spot where the ball was put in play for that third down. Who's going to try a forward pass under such condi tions? Naturally enough, since they are hampered by such a rule, a team in its own territory has simply got to stick to line bucking on the first two downs and punting on the third." Asked how he would remedy this difficulty, Mr. Kernan said: "Easy and simple. Let them re move these penalties, or else modify them." No Remedy, Says Coach Warner. Carlisle, Pa. - Glenn S. Warner, the Carlisle Indian football coach, said: "Of course football is a rough game and there is an element of danger in it, probably but little more so that in other branches of athletics. It is sim ply an unfortunate coincident that these accidents have happened. They are not due to any radical fault in the game, and I don't see any way to rem edy the rules to make football less rough, although I think changes can be made in the rules to make it a bea ter game." Principal Wants to Stop the Game. Brooklyn, N. Y;-Dr. William Fair ley, at Commercial High School, Brooklyn, said: "I thoroughly disapprove of foot ball, and I wish I could stop it imme diately. It is rough and brutal and should be abolished. I am writing to the parents of the football players in my school, hoping that enough will prohibit their sons from playing so that the team will break up. I am also demanding a signed statement from the family physicians declaring the candidates to he physically fit to play." j j Fighting Safer Than Football. * Pittsburg, Pa.-Because of the re cent football fatalities, Samuel An drews, superintendent of,the public schools of Tittsburg, took a decided stand against the game, and it is probable that every influence will be brought to bear for the suppression of football here. "I think fighting is a better sport,'* said Superintendent Andrews. "Too many young men are killed and seri ously injured in football, and the game should be done away with." No Remedy, Saj-s Referee Sharpe. Philadelphia.-Dr. A. L. C. Sharpe, the famous Yale player of the '90's, now acting as athletic director at the William Penn Charter School in Phil adelphia, who served as referee of tho Harvard-West Point game, stated that the fatality was due to an "unfortu nate accident as distressing as un avoidable." 1 "There was no fault of the coaches that contributed to Byrne's death. I noted that he was in fine physical shape, in perfect health, I might say. I was behind the Harvard line at the time of the accident. Just as soon as the ball was snapped back Byrne dove in between left tackle and guard. The Harvard players moved right on and Byrne was stretched on the field. The whole thing-occurred so quickly that no one will ever know just how it did actually occur. It was not due to the roughness of the game, for I have sel dom officiated in a football game which was so cleanly and fairly played. There was not the faintest indication of unnecessary violence, and no uncalled for piling upon the player after he had been thrown." "Can you suggest any modification of the rules which might insure more safety to the players?" was asked. "No," was Dr. Sharpe's emphatic reply. "Most of the injuries in foot ball to-day resulted from tackles, and if you were to eliminate tackling you could not play football. Personally I think that all the criticism of football and present football rules is unde served. Football is too firmly estab lished as a sport of the colleges to be abolished because of fatal injuries in rare instances." Yale Ms.n to Be Carefully Watched For Signs, of Exhaustion. New Haven. - Although no Yale football officials admit need of foot ball reform, two strict innovations will mark Yale's remaining games of the season. No diving tackles will be allowed, and Mack, the trainer, will promptly remove any player who shows signs of exhaustion. . It'is certain that the Yale facility will hold a protracted discussion on football, but will not act until they note how many players are injured in the remaining games. Items of Interest. Unionists are hopeful of victory In Great Britain. The United States Pacific fleet ar rived at Manila. Cases of champagne to the number of 150.000 were released from bond at the New York Customs House. Four British warships have arrived at Pbalernm, near the Piraeus after the revolt in the Greek navy had ended. Leading physicians and pilanthro plc workers decided to meet in New Haven to consider means of prevent ing infant mortality. LABOR LEADERS LOSE Gompers, Morrison and Mitch el] Not Sustained in Appeal. ONE APPEAL YET FOR THEM. Penalty of Imprisonment by Lower . Court, For Contempt to be Fought to the End. Washington, Speeial.*-The decree of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia adjudging President Samuel Gompers, Secretary Frank Morrison and Vice President John Mitchell of the American Federation of Labor guilty of contempt of court in the Buck's Stove and Range case was affirmed Tuesday by the court of appeals of the District of Columbia. The case will now be taken to the Su preme Court of the United States. Chief Justice Sheppard dissented from the opinion of the court o:a con stitutional grounds. The court held that the fundament al issue was whether the constitution al agencies of the government should be obeyed or defied. The mere fact that the defendants were the officer? of organized labor in America, said the court, lent importance to the cause and added to the gravity of the situation, but it should not be per mitted to influence the result. Court's Decision. "If the organization of citizens, however large," the court held, "may disobey the mandates of the court, the same reasoning would render them subject to individual defiance. Both are subject to the law and neither ia above it. If a citizen, though he may honestly believe that his rights have' been invaded, may elect who and te what extent he will obey the man dates of the court and the require ments of the law as interpreted by the court, instead of pursuing the or* derly course of appeal, not only the courts but government itself would become powerless and surely would be reduced to a state of anarchy. ' ? The action of the Supreme Court. of the District of Columbia in sen tencing Samuel Gompers, John Mitch ell and Frank Morrison of the Ameri can Federation of Labor to 12, 9 and 6 months' imprisonment in jail re sepctivety, was the result of the fail ure of these three defendants to obey the order of tho court directing them to desist fi'om placing the Buck's Stove & Range Company of St. Louis, Mo., on their unfair list in the prosecution of their boycott against the corporation. While the name of the corporation was romeved from the unfair list o? the federation, Messrs. Gompers and Mitchell continued to keep alive the boycott by frequent r?fr?n?es to it in The Federationist, the official or gan of the federation. Mr. Mitchell was involved in the trouhle by reason of his membership on the executive board of tile federation and because . it was alleged he had made no effort to prevent the adoption of a resolu tion at the convention of the United Mine Workers of America in antag onism to the Buck's Stove & Range . Company. The result of the boycottv it was said was to cause a decline in . the business of the stove and ranga company of 50 per cent. The boycott placed by the federa tion against the prodaets of the Buck's Stove & Range Company grew out of a fight made by the metal pol-1 ishers' union and supported by the federation for an eight instead of a nine hour day. This was resisted by the company and The Federationist published the name of Bucks Stove & Range Company under the caption of "We Don't Patronize." Gomper's Comment on Decision. New York, Special.-President Samuel Gompers of the American Federation of Labor, issued a state? ment in regard to? the decision. . "With all due respect to the major ity of the court I cannot sui-render , constitutionally guaranteed rights be cause a judge will issue an injunction invading and denying th?se rights. Chief justice Sheppard's dissenting opinion is in defense of the constitu tional and inherent rights. Minority opinions of courts in the past in which human rights have been invad ed have ultimately prevailed, become the law of the land and the generally accepted rule of life, and I have an abiding faith that the rule in this case will prove no exception. "If I must go to jail I shall have the consciousness of the fact that other men have iu the past been COM pclled to suffer in defense of justice and right in the cause of humanity and for the maintenance of human liberty. "I intend to stay over here Wed nesday to finish my report for the an nualaconvention at Toronto and also to attend the wedding of the daugh ter of a very dear friend of mine, but I am going to change my plans ar.d shall leave so I can get into Washington as soon as I can. I want to he within the jurisdiction of ' the court whatever disposal is made of the case." Mr. Van Cleave's Comment. St. Louis. Special.-J. W. Van Cleve, president of the Buck's Stove and Range Company, Tuesday in tx statement concerning the decision in the case of Gompers, Morrison and Mitchell, said: "The assault upon me hy the Am erican Federation of Labor in 190(5 was plotted in co id blood. I was as saulted not as an individual hut ns president of the National Association of Manufacturers. The federation, did this in order to s>ow its power. It aimed to strike terror into every body outside its own ranks-workers, employers and the ceneral public alike, and to coerce the President of. thc United States, the Congress and. the courts, Federal and State, to dc? its bidding. "It must be remembered that these men are not convicted because of their attempt to destroy the business; of the Buck's Stove and Range Com pany but because they openly defied! the order of the Federal c/urt."