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YOL. 35 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. MONDAY, APRIL 9, 1906. NO. 342 AICRY VESUVIUS CAUSES PANIC IN PLACID NAPLES Observatory is Destroyed and Residents of Many Villages lie Lefl Destitute TRAINS DELAYED 8! HOT ROCKS THROWN ON TRACKS Fear of Tidal Waves Causes Many Vessels To Put Out To Sea and Coast Hotels Are Deserted. Naples, April 8.—The hope that Mount Vesuvius was becoming calm was dissi pated today when the volcano became more active than ever. The panic has spread to Naples. Two •trong earthquake shocks which shatter ed windows and cracked the walls of buildings were experienced today. The entire population rushed to the streets In terror, many persons crying "The Madonna has forsaken us; the end of the world has come.” No trace remains of Boscotrecase, a commune on the southern declivity of the mountain, and Torre Annunziata, on the shores of the Gulf of Naples, one mile to the southward Is almost surrounded by the Invading lava, and has been evacu ated by Its thirty thousand Inhabitants. People Brought To Naples. The people were brought to Naples by trains, street cars, military carts and eteamships. Similar means of transporta tion are being employed to bring away the people from Torre del Greco. The police and carbineers are guarding the abandoned houses, and several members of the government a\so are ther^ ^ A .oirgram received from the Ala. r of San Sebastlano, a village near the ob servatory on the northwest declivity of Vesuvius, says the lava is approaching rapidly, and that the people are terror stricken. They have been for nights with out sleep, lie says; are destitute, and beg that assistance be given them. The work of succor Is hampered owing to delays lo the railway service, which Is interrupted by red hot stones thrown to a height of three thousand feet, fall ing on the tracks. Impossible To Count Craters. As yet it is impossible to count the craters that have opened and from which ■treams of lava have Hooded the beau tiful and prosperous districts on tire southeast shores of the Gulf of Naples. The atmosphere is heavily charged with electricity and .now and then the flashes of lightning are blinding, while the de tonations from the volcano resemble those of terrible explosions. The churches of the city were open all Saturday night, and were crowded with panic-stricken people. Members of the clergy are doing their utmost to calm their fears, but their arguments go al most for nothing when renewed earth quake shocks are experienced. Spectacular Scene Presented. With the danger and horror of the sit uation aside, Vesuvius is one of the most splendid sights imaginable. The mountain of Arc, whose speech Is by thunder, and whose acts arc destruction, seems like an enraged giant determined to make the pigmies of earth feel the might of his wrath. Here and there on the mountain side stand the blasted trunks of pine trees, their bare branches outstretched as though in protest against the devastation the volcano has wrought. The Duchess of Aosta, wl is always to be found where misery exists, is not sparing herself In her efforts to alleviate distress. The people call her an angel of mercy. Today she took several children from their weary mothers and in her carriage conveyed them to the royal pal are, where they will remain until condi tions are brighter. The observatory has been destroyed and Signor Matteuccl, the director, and tho employes had narrow escapes. They passed last night In the (*,' ness save for frequent flashes of llghtm as the gas works and electric llglitu ilant were destroyed. '. Prisoners Go Mad With jrror. Prisoners in jails on the mountain side | went mad with terror, and mutinied and were only partially quieted by being brought here. But their rears have been communicated to the prisoners here, who ' may rebel at any moment. . The situation is critical. Breathing is momentarily becoming more difficult because of the poisonous fumes and smoke while the hot ashes which are still falling tend to make life a burden. Contrary to expectations the sea has not yet shown signs of Detng affected by the phenomena, but fears are entertained that tidal waves may yet come and many craft have put to sea. Visitors to Na ples are avoiding the hotels on the sea front, and the people living there are beginning to leave for higher altitudes. Though there is much m«sery, up to the present time there have been no fatali ties. Pope Greatly Distressed. Rome, April 8.—Pope Pius is greatly distressed by the calamity wrought by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, in talk ing to his secretary today, he said: “There are moments when my imprison ment is irksome.** His holiness personally will not be able to go to the scene, but he has sent a letter to Cardinal Frisco, archbishop of Naples, expressing his grief for the suf ferers by the disaster, and instructing him to distribute relief among them, and to send the Vatican particulars of the •ruption. He also gave the apostoUc i benedictions to the faithful, % ' ZION HOSTS STAND SY NEW LEADER Every Men Save One Deserts the Apostle at Great Meet ing in the Tabernacle CUD IN SIMPLE ROBE VOL VA DENOUNCES DOWIE Audience of Six Thousand Rises En* masse In Protest Against the Wrongdoings of the Foun der of Zion City. Zion City, Ills., April S.—The people of Zion City heard their former leader. John Alexander Dowie denounced from the pul pit In Shiloh tabernacle today, and they approved of It, or at least as many of them as could crowd into that vast meet ing house signified their willingness to follow General Overseer Voliva. Zion's new leader told of Dr. Dowle’s alleged misdeeds, and the more bitter and scath ing his words of denunciation, the more general and enthusiastic was the approval of his listeners. When after denouncing Dowie as a "spendthrift,” “liar” and a “traitor to his trust and his people,” Overseer , Vo liva suddenly demanded a decision of the audience as to who should be their future leader, the 6000 people In the tab ernacle arose as one person and signified their willingness to' follow Voliva to the end. Today's meeting was called for 2:30 o'clock In the Rftcrnoon, but as early as 10 o'clock in the morning all the streets leading to the house of worship were filled with Zionists, some walking, others riding in carriages, but all headed in one direction—Shiloh tabernacle. When Overseer Voliva accompanied by Mrs. Voliva and their little daughter reached the meeting house, the place was full to overflowing. On the platform with Voliva were Mrs. John Alexander Dowie, Judge Barns, head of the law department of Zion City, and Overseers Speicher, Excell, Cantel and Granger. Clad In Simple Robe. At the conclusion of ,i shof’t prayer j by Overseer Speicher i«e newly appoint- j ed head of Zion, clad in a robe of simple white and black, a decided departure from the gaudy raiment assumed by the first apostle on similar occasions, an nounced in a calm and studied voice that he was going to take advantage of to day s meeting to tell them a few truths about the man whom they had so faith fully followed for years. He told in the first few words lie uttered of the "perfidy of John Alexander." There was no one in the tabernacle who showed more ap proval of his remarks than Overseer Jane Dowie, the wife for thirty years of John Alexander Dowie, and the mother of his three children. When Voliva in angry tones exclaimed, "I will see that all the costly furniture and expensive library adorning Dowie's Zion City residence, and which were pur chased by that hypocrite while many of his people were in need of food, are sold and the money turned into Zion City storehouses." Mrs. Dowie half rose from her seat and with voice and hands ap plauded the speaker. Spent Money for Own Comfort. Overseer Voliva told how money had been spent for Dowie's own comfort while the creditors and the people of Zion were demanding money. Voliva cited as his own experience that he had been com pelled to keep himself and a family of five on $50 a month, and that of this he had been compelled to turn over a tenth in tithes to the church. Voliva declared that he had been sending the storehous at Zion City an average of $1700 a month, and that the other deacons doing the same kind of missionary work had done fully as well for the church. He informed his listeners that the greater portions of these funds had been squandered by Dowie. In bringing his denouncement to a close Voliva said: Pay In Granger’s Name. "Alexander Granger owns this taber nacle. This church owns this entirement. What I want you to do It to send all tithes and offerings to Zion in the name of Overseer Granger, instead of In the name of John Alexander Dowie. Make all checks and all commercial paper of every description payable to Alexander Granger. The day has come when you ought to act as men and women. I don't want you to do anything by constraint. I want to be calm and straightforward, and present these matters In such a way that none can truthfully say that you were excited, or acted on the Impulse of the moment. If you want to stand for downright lying, hypocrisy, shameful misuse of moneys, keep your seats, but all of these present who are tired of hls lying, his exaggera tions, his misrepresentatTons, and his In consistencies, his gross ignorance of all business laws and principles, stand up as an evidence of their denouncement of Dowie and his methods." Response Was Instantaneous. The response was instantaneous, every one in the building rising to their feet. He then requested all present to keep away from the railway station next Tues day when Dowie Is expected to reach Zion City. "I don't want you to go down there and listen to Ills egotlBtlcal harangue,” said Vollva. "It he should try any of his spectacular antics on his arrival here., we will soon put a stop to it." After the meeting the 250 Zion guards, or polictmen, were sworn In to supi>ort Vollva all his undertakings, and all ex cept ont pok the oath of allegiance. A mess.ge was received from Dowie during the afternoon stating that he would arrive here Tuesday morning, and ordering Shiloh house, his residence in Zion City, to he prepared for his home coming Vollva after reading this mes sage. stated la emphatic terms that Dowie would not be allowed to enter even the door of what was formerly his home. London Confirms Deposition. Iamdon. April S.-The Zionist here today confirmed the deposition of John Alexan der Dowie. St. Louis Dowieites Denounce Voliva. St. Txiuis. April 8.-A large gathering of the followers of John Alexander Dowie SOCIALISTS RIOT IN SAN FRANCIS/1/ - ' V PARADE WITH RED BANN ,S DISPERSED BY POLICE AF-TER SEVERAL SKULLS HAVE BEEN DAMAGED. Sun Francisco. April 8.-A riot took place today following a meeting of social ists hold in sympathy with Moyer and Haywood, arrested in connection with the assassination of ex-Govemor Steunen berg of Idaho. The meeting was held in a hall, and at its close an impromptu parade was started toward the business district. At Market and Kearney streets a halt was made at T.otta's fountain and on** of the paraders climbed to the pedes tal and placed on top of it a red banner bearing the inscription: “The constitution be damned.” Another socialist started to harange tlie crowd when a squad of police arrived to disperse the gathering. A fight followed and about ten of the crowd were landed in the patrol wagon with damaged skulls. The crowd then dispersed. CRUMP ACKER WILL STAY AT CAPITAL Cannot Get Indiana Convention To Endorse Plan For Reducing Southern Representation. Washington. April 8.—(Special.)—For the first time in several years Representative Crumpacker of Indiana will not join the rest of the delegation and attend the republican state convention this week. Just as regularly it lias been Repre sentative Crumpacker’s custom to Intro duce a southern reduction bill the first day of a new Congress, he has never failed to ask the Indiana republican con vention to indorse his course. The con vention has always refused. Mr. Crum packer has given it up as a bad job and will remain in Washington. FINDS INNOVATIONS. Conditional Sentences and Juvenile Courts Figure In German Report. Berlin. April 8.—Judge Adolph Hartmann of Berlin, who was the German repre sentative at the St. I-ouis Congress of lawyers and who spent fifteen months 1 raveling In the United States, Ju order to study corn proceedings and American legal Institutions, has Just published an exhaustive treatise on American law. It includes practical suggestions for the re form In German court procedure, which Is scheduled for the next decade. Judge Hartman says he found many In novations In the United States of which he recommends limited imitation in Ger many, such as conditional sentences, de layed during good behavior und juvenile courts. THREE MORE DEATHS. Over a Hundred New Cases of Ty phoid In Pittsburg Yesterday. Pittsburg. April 8.—Three deaths were reported In Pittsburg's epidemic of ty phoid fever today. There was no official report of eftses, but from what waa gath ered from a number of physicians, more Jlian a hundred cases have broken out In the past twenty-four hours, and the list to be reported to the bureau of health tomorrow is expected to be large. The hospitals of Pittsburg and Alle gheny are beginning to fill up with ty phoid cases, and from ten hospitals it is reported that 121 cases have been ad mitted since last Monday. TROUBLE IN ATHENS. Several Killed and Injured In Riot Over Political Affairs. Athens, April 8.—In the celebration of the anniversary of the Independence of Greece Saturday, the patriotic demonstra tions were ended at 9 o'clock in the even ing by a serious riot arising from political dissensions over the elections. Two per sons were killed and seventeen wounded during a revolver fuallade. The troops then cleared the streets. The results of the elections which were held today will not he known until to morrow. Sanguinary conflicts and riots are re port from several towns. held here today declared In favor of sup porting him and denonneed the charges formulated by Overseer Voliva as a ' wicked and malicious betrayal of a sa cred trust, and the work of the devil." Dowie Denounced In Harlem. New York. April 8.—Overseer George K. Mason of the Christian Catholic Apostolic church In Harlem today denounced John Alexander Dowie In an address from the P“Hlg lively Imagination," said Mr. Ma son "makes Dowie a picturesque prevari cator. In raising money he saw unlimited possibilities, and estimated that eleven millions of dollars had been invested in Zion Cltv and that he hnd raised about nine millions abroad. The latter have never been discovered. if he is Insane he has become so by his uncontrollable anger and his Insatiable pride. Tie Is to he pitied and prayed for. John Alexander Dowie seemH to be the self-deluded fiist apostle." Examined and Found Sane. Pittsburg. April 8.—‘•John Alexander Dowie, the deposed prophet of Zion City, submitted himself to a week's examina tion hs lo his sanity by an alienist In Mexico because his wife and the faith ful believed him crazy." sa^l Elder E. G. Hendrickson, who passed through lids city tonight from New' York to Chicago. "Two weeks ago in Han I.uis Potosl. a little Mexican village, where he could avoid publicity, Dowie allowed himself to be put under surveillance by a promi nent English alienist nl ' In Mexico and was pronounced absolul ly sane and ra tional.” Elder Hendrickson left Dowie In Mexico eight days ago. and hurried to New York to safeguard Dowles speculative enter prises In Wall street, as margins were being demanded by brokerage houses which had become fn fhtened at thp con flict in Zion City. \ I i E ^-LD TO PEOPLE // <2 ,0 V- \ y0 Comment's Calculations Rude ly Upset tif Election Results LIBERALS HAVE GREAT LEAD Indications Are That Constitutional Democrats Have Gained Tremen dous Victory Over Octoberists and Other Conservatives. Si. Petersburg, April 8.—The electoral colleges in twenty-eight out of tile fifty one provinces in European Russia to day elected 178 members to tlie national parliament—about one-third of its entire membership—and returns received up to midnight Indicate that the wildest hopes of tli© liberals have been realized, the constitutional democrats and old progress- j ivists practically everywhere having gain ed a tremendous victory over the Octo- j berists and other conservatives. As far as is ascertained not a single reactionary candidate pulled through, and no where did even the Octoberists | score a triumph. The majorities obtained by the radicals clinch the character of tlie victory. From the frontier of Poland 1 and from the still ice-bound coast of Archangel, to the Hlack sea, the story is substantially the same. Many Peasants Are Elected. One of the astonishing as well as hope- i ful signs for the future Is the charac ter of many of the peasants elected, lie j fore the electoral college began to elect the members allotted a province, the peasants separately chose one of their I number as a candidate. This provision was designed to appease the peasants and was soon regarded by the government as insuring a conservative nucleus but this calculation has been sadly upset, for . in almost every instance the peasants elected not only were progress!vists but the most highly educated among their clasp, the majority of them at least hav ing a high school education. A peasant in Simbirsk named Ailailin was educated in England. In the Volga district and the central provinces Where famine and agrarian ills urdcra. hax1^.bee rr-the greatest the peas- ' ant vote wa most radical. In Sam it a by a vote of 8«i to 8 they chose a socialist, while the members elected by the college were a donator, four zemst volsts and live progressive peasnnts. In far away l*fa, the border territory, the Orenburg Cossacks returned a solid progressive delegation consisting of four Russians and six Mussulmans. Social Revolutionist. The effect of the revolutionary out- ! breaks at Sebastopol was reflected in the j results in Taurida, which includes the i whole of the Crimea, where the peasants j chose a social revolutionist. In the province of Grodno in the Jew ish pale, a colid progressive delegation was chosen including two Jews. Tver, where Governor General Steptzuff was assassinated Saturday, was swept by the constitutional democrats by an over whelming majority. Ivan Petrunkevitch, leader of the constitutional democrats, and i against whom the opposition was concen- ; trated, and Rodieheff and Kuzminkara- ' vleff were triumphantly elected. Among other prominent persons elect- I ed arc Prince BaUtaiteff, the well known zemstvoist worker of Simbirsk; Prince Shakeffsky, and Prof. Miaximo Kovotev sky of Kharkoff. In Favor of Progressives. While no definite results of the muni- j cipal election held today are known, they ! seem also everywhere to have gone in favor of the progressives. In Minsk the ' radical Russians and Jews and Poles formed a coalition and decided to put up a joint ticket comprised of four Jews, two | Poles and one Russian. Today's results prove beyond question that the calculations of the government | have been rudely upset and that the op position elements will control the national j parliment by a decisive majority. Premier | Witte's efforts to induce Emperor Nlcho- j las to proclaim a constitution, should now . be greatly reinforced. Another crisis plainly confronts the government for the sweeping character of their victory undoubtedly will encour age the liberals to push the government to the walls, and It should seem that the Emperor must yield to the entreaties of i those who counsel a final surrender by issuing a constitution to the people, or dispersing the national parliament os soon as It assembles. There seems no alterna tive except the choice of one of these two j courses. BISHOP MORRIS DEAD. Was Bishop of Protestant Episcopal Church For Oregon Diocese. Portland, Ore.. April 8.—Benjamin Win ter Morris, bishop of the Protestant Epis copal church for the diocese of Oregon, died shortly before 12 o'clock tills morn ing. Bishop Morris was born at Wellsboro, Pa.. May .'W, 1819, and was rector of churches at Sunbtiry; Pa., Manayunk, Pa., and Germantown, Pa., from 1845 to j 18**8, when he was consecrated missionary j bishop of Oregon and Washington. Later ! when the diocese of Washington was es- 1 tablished he became Its bishop. Washington To IK.ake Speed Trials. Rockland, Me., April 8.—The new cruiser I Washington, which has Just been com- I pleted for the I nked States government, ! arrived here tonight and anchored outside the breakwater In readiness for her speed trials which will take place during the week. The naval trial board is expected to arrive tomorrow .and the standardiza tion tests will be held on the Owl s Head measured mile course Tuesday. The Washington s contract calls for a mini mum speed of 12 knots per hour. 1 GREATSPEECH EXPECTED FROM BAILEY THIS WEEK Washington, April 8.—(Special.)—Interest in the railroad debate this week practical ly centers upon the proposed speech of Senator Hailey of Texas. That it will be a great speech goes without saying but whether it will convince a very strong faction of the democrats, both in the House and Senate remains to be seen. A prominent House democrat who lias1 taken an active part in the debate in! the lower branch of Congress, pointed out the interesting fact tonight that the present contentions of Senator Knox are closely In line with the arguments of t lie democratic members of the House In-1 terstate and foreign commerce committee. He said: “When the rate bill was under j discussion before the interstate commit-j tee the minority members of the commit tee agreed upon a hill known as the Davis bill. That bill contained a provi sion conceding the right to a federal court to issue a temporary restraining order j against the operation of a rate until the court had finally passed upon the j same. But the demand was made In the , bill that before such temporary restrain-j ing order was Issued by the court that( notice should be given and a hearing had. “The leading anti vital difference in the Senate today upon the question of court review is expressed In the position which Bailey takes on one hand, to the effect that Congress has the right to forbid the court to issue a temporary restrain ing order against the operation of the rate at all. Senator Knox contends that the contention of Senator Bailey is uncon stitutional for the reason that the court ' has the inherent right under the constltu- j tlon to issue a temporary restraining order against the operation of the rati, but that Congress has the right to pre scribe a procedure such as requiring the court to give notice before issuing the temporary restraining order and grant ing a hearing on tlie same. “Senator Knox contends that requiring this notice and hearing is no Interfer ence with the exercise by the court of Us constitutional function to issue a tem porary restraining order. This is exactly the postion taken by the House demo crats In committee as shown by the j Davis bill. 'Phis provision In the Davis ! bill was surrendered by the House demo-j crats In order that an agreement might j he reached with tin* republican members, j The result was the Hepburn bill. Now Senator Knox is advocating what the House democrats In committee origi nally contended for and which was strick en out owing to the republican objection." BOILERS OH OHIO TOWBOAT EXPLODE ONE MAN IS KILLED, ONE FATAL LY INJURED AND THREE OTHERS ARE BADLY HURT— BOAT SINKS. Pomeroy. O., April 8.—Early this morn ing the towboat H. M. Hoxle while head ed for port with a heavy fleet of empty barges exploded her boilers at Portland, O., thirty-four miles above here, and sank with the water over the hurricane deck. The boilers blew out forward and wrecked the forward end of the boat. John Moran, foreman, Pittsburg, was knocked overboard and drowned. The injured: Charles Cooper, fireman, Mason, W. Va., arm broken. John Wheeler, fireman, Pittsburg, fatal ly scalded. John Casey, fireman. Pittsburg, seri ously scalded. Ed McGonigal, lamp trimmer, Pittsburg, blown through roof and fatally injured. The injured were taken to Parkersburg. The boat was owned by the Mononga hela River Consolidated Coal and Coke company of Pittsburg. APOSTLES RESIGN. None of Mormon Officers Now Live In i Polygamy. Salt Lake City. Utah, April 8.—As fore Merrill has caused another vacancy Jn opening address before the Mormon con ference. two members were dropped from the quorum of the twelve apostles at the church election today. When the nominations were able to be read Apostle F. L. Lyman announced that Apostles S. M. Cowley and J. W. Taylor had tendered their resignations on October 28 for the reason that they were not In harmony with the quorum. Taylor and Cowley are the polygamist apostles who could not he found w'hen they were subpoenaed before the Senate committee on tlie Smoot investigation. At that time they were believed to be , iti Canada. The recent death of M. W. | Merrill has cause d¬her vacancy in i the quorum, and the three places were filled by the election of D. O. McKay of Ogden; G. F. Richards of Toole and O. F. Whitney of Salt Lake City. The vote of tlie congregation for President Smith and the other officers was unanimous. Apos tle Reed Smoot was not present. None of the newly elected apostles is ( living now In polygamy. LODGE’S SECRETARY UP. Released On Bail Under Charge of Embezzlement. Boston, April 8.—Robert G. Proctor, i private secretory of United States Senator shadowed by President John Smith at his on the charge of embezzlement a warrant was issued yesterday, surrendered him self at police headquarters today. Mr. Proctor was immediately relelased on $500 ball. The warrant was Issued after the grand Jury had made its report. The specific charge is that Proctor embellzed $225 belonging to John E. Bestgen of Quincy In October 1904. Bestigen alleged that he gave Proctor the money as a repub lican campaign contribution, and that Proctor promised to aid in obtaining a consulship. It is further alleged that no record of this sum appears upon the books of the republican state committee and that it has not been included in the returns of campaign contributions. CARNEGIE GETS LEFT. Makes Record Run To Catch Train To Hot Springs. Richmond, Va.. April 8.—Andrew Carne gie, the steel magnate, today made a record-breaking run on a specially chart ered train from Richmond to Gordonavllle In a futile effort to catch up with tlie regular Chesapeake and Ohio train for Hot Springs, which was Mr. Carnegie's destination. The philanthropist arrived In Richmond over (lie Atlantic Coast Line E minutes after the Chesapeake and Ohio train had left, and although that train hud a full hour's start, it had lefi Gordonavllle only n few minutes when Mr. Carnegie's spe cial slowed down there. The steel king complimented and handsomely rewarded tiie train crew for their efforts in his behalf. It l» not known why he was In such iiate to reach Hot Springs. Swift Funeral Is Held. Beverly, Maas., April 8.—'The funeral of Kdwin C. Swift of the firm of Swift & Co., tile Chicago meat packers, who died Thursday at the Quincy house In Boston from pneumonia, was heltl at Beverly farms today. The honorary pall hearers were fifty In number representing the various industries with which Mr. Swift was connected while the acting pall bear ers were from St. Johns church. The body was taken to Forest Hills cemetery and placed in the receiving vault to await the arrival of Mrs. Swift from Europe. HAVANA STRIKE IS IN FULL BLAST MASS MEETING OF 1000 IS DIS- i PERSED BY POLICE AND SEV- i ERAL ARRESTS ARE MADE— THREATENS TO SPREAD. Havana, April 8.—The strike situation here Is assuming formidable proportions. Mounted policemen this afternoon dis persed a mass meeting of lOOo strikers and arrested the leader, who was engaged In condemning the police and local of ficials, Two other men who attempted to rescue the orator also were taken Into custody. 'Tonight committees composed of four representatives ol' each trade met and reiterated the intention already expressed of calling out all their workmen tomor row morning. The leaders assert that the workers In more than twenty trades will go on strike. The lightermen, stevedores, wharfmen and others engaged In harbor work any that they cannot strike before Wednes day on account of their agreement to give two days’ notice of such Intention. The original grievances of the street car emptilyes relating to minor changes In the wage scale owing to the company’s decision to pay in American Instead of Spanish money, are almost lost sight of In what Is really the main grievance—the company’s Insistent refusal to permit its employes to be members of any organiza tion regarded as antagonistic to the com pany’s interest. 'This clause has always been a feature in contracts between the company and Its employes. The latter claim that the company broke Its con tracts when It changed the wage scale and now demand contracts which have no non-union clause. The general strike will not he a wholly sympathetic one, us several unions will take the opportunity to press various oth- j er grievances of their own. for which they have hitherto unsuccessfully con tended. Workman In other Cuban cities also ure to be asked to strike, and the movement Is expected to lest the strength of the trades unions In Chiba. CONFEDERATE SHAFT TO BE IN ARLINGTON Secretary Taft Sees No Legal Objec tion and Subscriptions Will Be Asked From South. Washington. April 8.—(Special.) The Confederate Veterans’ association Is en couraged to believe that tho consumma tion of tile plans for the erection of a monument to tho Confederate dead In Arlington is good assessment. The asso cition seeks the hearty co-operation of Confederate societies throughout the south. in a letter from Secretary Taft to Rep resentative John Sharp Williams, tlie sec retary says there are no legal objections to a monument. The letter makes It plain that, tho secretary would take pleasure in granting permission but calls attention to the fact that tho plans for the monument, Its location, the Inscription and all the dotails connected with It would have to be left to the quarter master general, who is immediately in charge of the cemetery. FEARS VANISHING. Danger Along Mississippi River Will Soon Be Over. Memphis. Tenn., April k. Fears of a general overflow In this vicinity are rapid ly vanishing. The river tonight register- j ed 34.5 feet and Is rising very slowly. The ! crest of the high wave has passed Cairo, j und rlvermeil estimate that it will reach Memphis by Wednesday. The levees protecting the* St. Francis basin have withstood the strain of the immense* volume of water magnificently, and It is now believed that all danger will have passed by Wednesday at the latest. Muny people have abandoned their homes l in the low lands. THIRD EFFORT SUCCESSFUL. L. W. Hoch Commits Suicide In Hotel In Kansas City. Kansas City. April 8.—L. W. Hoch, u travelling man, 40 years of age. whose | residence Is in Worcester, Mass., com* ! nittted suicide some time after retiring last night at a local hotel. Ills body was found late this afternoon by a hotel attache. fie left a note stating that this was his I third attempt at suicide, his two pre vious attempts being made in El Paso ! last week. Hoch is said to ne well known I In El Paso. He wfus worried over business | trouble*. y/ TEXANS PLEDGE Apostle Explains Domestic Trou bles at San Antonio IS EN ROUTE TO ST, LOUIS Leader Is Shocked By Telegram From Zion City Saying That Every body There Was For Voliva. San Antonio, Tex., April a.—Dr. Dowie and his party left tonight shortly before 8 o’clock for St. Louis. The train wan delayed at San Antonio and this was taken advantage of by the local Zionites who arranged for a meeting at whioh Dr. Dowie was to speak. This meeting was secret In Its nature for the Zionltes feared if the general pub lic became aware that the Hist apostle was to deliver an fed dress, the hall would not hold the audience who would come to hear him. As it was, every seat In the local temple was tilled fully an hour be fore tin* venerable leader was to make his appearance. Previous to the coming of Dowie. L. C\ Hall, pastor of the lo _ Zionist church made a vigorous ad'>® in which ho defended Dowie at, I point. Throughout his talk eji S • 9 of amen and "yes” and “Go 9 thee” wore made by tlie a» 9 Believe Dowie I Preacher Hall made t* every man, woman * who was connected v jtM ment, endorsed • . apostle" had dt ■" ly In his inn "Even If r numj v. t * v, have been ./ and his hr Christian whole of i Kreat t anu GoU >| (liotf ! anr I G i ■ h i n I ■ V dlei as ) In* ten ^ ed tt, Then ant ji tered \ t he '*‘1 s with r he 1>J( dramaA - had bew*i when Mi arose art craned \\ pectuney ? ^ ' * “Have said the \A * "1 lived' of years,"! to tell the there a kii; tlan gentlei when your ♦ and considel made life rm' Jealousy and wondered how the conditions statement of i God has told u Then DeaconAr arose and hjsIA duct of Mrs. L> Ized us almost a nee. Throughdj* the audience sj| "amen" and “yc Dowie closed \ | tion In which : breath remained tight for the rehf Has Not j L "I have not lo ed, "but I pray 7^* Just long enough • , J shall be willing sleep, knowing that the last by the 'w and faithful servant tered by all of my I have seen the light John Alexander 'first by tlod to give the ' After the benedict lo past Dowle and sho reiterating an assuraru Dowle returned to his . correspondent of the & presented him with t i gram, which arrived \ were making their plec, "At ZJon City today e Vollva. Communicate t;, DowIh seemed soniewii^ bluntness of the messtv that It would be unwise ' any comments on It sit t1 owing to the fact that It \ plan of battle. PROBABLY LAST Arguments Will Be Contr vannah This We Savapnu.li. Ga„ April 8.~ and Gay nor trial tomorrow wi i its fourteenth, and probably Arguments will «Mintinu| will conclude Its deliberations its findings before the we»*k enu^ \V. \V. Osborne, for the defe w conclude his argument tomorrow, Vie followed by the district attor rion Erwin; 1*. M. Meldrlm. !*'adi( ael for the defense. will follow win, and Judge S. B. Adams for ernment will conclude. /