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_THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD
_ VOLUME XXXXIII BiRMINCrTI AM. ALABAMA, MONDAY, MAY 19, 1913 NUMBER 1.3 REMARKABLE EVANGELISTIC EFFORT FEATURES SUNDAY WORK OF PRESBYTERIANS Great Congregations Attend Scores of Services in the Churches Yesterday business will be RESUMED TODAY Joint Mass Meeting on Missions and Sunday School Workers’ Mass Meeting—Other Special Sunday Services At lanta. May 1R.~ Business activities of the four great Presbyterian bodies in session here will be resumed tomorrow morning, after a Sunday's remarkable evangelistic effort throughout Atlanta. Creat congregations attended the scores of services in the churches today, and tonight, Jed by some of th-e foremost divines in America. Committee reports *nd the various weighty matters to he attended to in the assemblies this week *vere temporarily forgotten and doctrin al differences had no place in the united pleas put forth for evangelatton. Deep Interest was manifested in the mass Jnettlng of men this afternoon, ad dressed by John Willis Baer of Los An geles. Delegates from all the assemblies united in this meeting. Besides making a vigorous plea for better living in gen eral. Mr. Baer declared lie would "rather go staggering drunk to the gales of Heaven, an unconverted man, than to go as a Presbyterian elder who has rented his property to brothels for trafflc'or for saloon purposes." Others who took part In the services W'ere Rev. Frank Higgins of Ontario, known as "The Sky Pilot of the Lumber Jacks;" Dr. Robert F. Coyle of Denver, •nd Rev. Hugh H. Bell of San Francisco. Joint Mass Meeting A joint mass meeting on missions, a Sunday school workers’ mass meeting, and a mass meeting for women under the auspices of the woman’s hoard of home missions, were the other special services held today. Reports of committees. which were much behind with their work Saturday, will constitute the order of business in all the assemblies tomorrow. A feature of tiie Cnited Presbyterian wrork is ex pected to materialize tomorrow in action upon the report of tiie committee on v board of publication, which criticizes vig / orously tiie business methods of the I hoard. On Tuesday the Southern Presby terians are to take action upon the re poo* of the committee which has sub mitted a "lylef popular statement” pur parting to set vthe future doctrinal stan dards o£ the.church II Little has been said so far hv any of 1 * the delegates about their next meeting place, although the Chicago delegation expresses confidence that that city will win the 1914 Presbyterian U. S. A. as sembly. The majority of the committee of the Northern Presbyterian assembly consider ing tiie adjustment of differences between the church and Union Theological semi nary of New York city, will ask the as sembly tomorrow for a continuation of the committee's work for one year. They express the belief that tiie charges of heresy against memebrs of the faculty may lie amicably settled by 1914. Two minority reports will he submitted. The first, signed by 1511 H. Perkins, of Cleveland, and John R. Davies of Phila delphia will ask that the committee lie discharged, since in their opinion a resor atlon of amicable relations between tiie church and seminary is impossible. Tiie second, signed by Dr. Frank C. Monfort of Cincinnati, editor of a leading organ of the V. S. A. church, is bitter in its denunciation of the seminary. Tt charges that the theology teaches "denies the su pernatural,” and that members of the faculty are not In a proper attitude of balief to be recognized by the assembly as orthodox Presbyterians. S. Dili? FEB - Inventor of International Prominence—“Father of the Trolley Car” fitnckbrldge. Mass., May 18.—Stephen Dudley Field, some times called the “father of the trolley car" and an Inven tor of International prominence, died at his home todny, aged «8 years. Among the Inventions patented by Mr. Field are the qnadruplex telegraph, electric eleva tor. amplifier for doubling the speed of ocean cables, stock ticker, hotel annuncia tor and the police patrol telegraph. Alto gether Mr. Field held more than 300 patents. Mr. Field's first trolley car was built at his experimental station In Stockbrldge. Its success encouraged him to build a second car whlc his now In the Smith f sonlan institution. In 1883 his first car I for commercial purposes was used at the business exposition of railroad men In Chicago. T.ater Mr. Field went to I/ondon where be became chief engineer for a group of Rondon capitalists engaged in building electric railroads in Europe. In 1871 he was married in San Fran cisco, to Miss Celestlle Rutters, who survives him with one son, bavid Dudley Field, of New York, and a daughter. Mr. Field was a member of the famous family which included Cyrus Field, an uncle, who laid the first Atlantic cable; Stephen J. Field, former member of the United States supreme court and the Rev. Dr. Henry M. Field, a famous preacher who were also his uncles. His father, Jonathan Edwards Field, was a dis tinguished lawyer. PRESIDENT’S STAND STRENGTHENS PARTY LINE IN THE SENATE Uncompromising Attitude on Tariff Reform Causes Much Discussion ' EFFECT FELT IN yOTES IN SENATE Uncertainty Which Charged Legisla tive Atmosphere at Capital Dealt ^ Tremendous Blow by the Statement Washington, May 18.—The effect of Pi evident Wilson’s public declaration that there would be no compromise on free wool and free sugar in three years in the new tariff hill, has been the subject of constant discussion since the chief ex ecutive made his announcement in the presence of assembled newspaper corre | spondents last week. Administration lead j era declare that the President’s vigorous | assertion has served to strengthen the j party line up in the Senate, and they I point to the vote on the question of pub j lie hearings of the tariff bill as an indi [ cation of the solidarity of the majority. | Before t*he President came out so strongly in the face of the tremendous lobby influ ence that completely surrounds the capi tol, the legislative air was surcharged with uncertainty. On every hand was heard the report that the finance com mittee was planning to put a duty on wool or to leave sugar at the end of a three year period with a small tariff. Tightens Parly Ropes So thick and fast did the rumors fly that the President decided that a little tightening of the party ropes would do no harm. Taking a Arm grip on the executive end of the strings that lead to Capitol Hill, he tailed in the correspond ents and in their presence gave a strong pull Up to that time several democrats had been reported to be wavering on the subject of public 'hearings. At least’ nve democrats were considering voting for j the Penrose-LaFollette amendment. But | when the President reaffirmed his deter mination to stand by the schedules which be virtually dictated into the tariff bill, "flTTy* Senators ftamrtteH frnd ThorntOn of Louisiana broke through thb%>arly lines to remain outside until the end. Another phase of the tariff discussion In the Senate served as a further indi cator of the exact situation. That was the interpretation of the democratic plat form as relating to free sugar, givep by Senator Ollie James of Kentucky, as tne spokesman for the administration. When ! the Louisiana senators attempted to put Piesident Wilson and the party on record I as opposed to free sugar, the executive i head of the party took notice again and on Friday morning Senator James deliv ered. What amounted to p. flat denial of ihe allegations made bv the insurgent dem- i oerats who are fighting to break up the majority on the sugar schedules. Senator James declared that the pa« i. 1 did favor free sugar that it campaigned I on that issue, and, with the knowledge of the President, he challenged any one to And a man who could truthfully as sert that Woodrow Wilson ever said h* j opposed free sugar. Again the adminis- ! tration scored. Mo Changes Made Now the democrat? of the Senate have the tariff bill to themselves. For two or perhaps three weeks the bill will be In the hands of the finance committee, and whatever other schedules may be al tered, the assurance has gone out that no change in wool or sugar wiP be rec ommended when the bill reaches the party caucuses. Then, behind closed doors tile demo cratic senators will have their final con ference on the bill. The caucus, it is understood, will he a binding one. West ern senators who would like a tariff on wool and those who want a change in sugar will make their last stand. There are some who believe that some change in one schedule or the other will even tuate, while others maintain that no change will be made and that not more than one other renator will join ihe Louisiana salons oiVslde the party lines:. That would leave the majority in a sale position. This week the finance subcommittee will be busily engaged with tariff experts and the representative^ of protesting in terests. The private hearings also wPl be continued the following week, by widen time Chairman Simmons hopes to have* the bill ready for the full committee, if not for the caucus. It will get to the senate as soon after June 1, as the lead ers possibly can get it there. Consid erable changes in the metal, cotton and chemical schedules nre anticipated. This wdll necessitate a conference after the senate passes the bill These probebPI tles give Indications that It will be some time ip August before the task is com pleted. While the finance committee Is at work the senate will be marking time, after the Kern resolution tpr an inquiry into West Virginia coal mine conditions is dis posed of. That matter probably will be settled tomorrow. Committee Organization The organization of committees is the principal business confronting the house leaders. Majority Leader Underwood has nearly completed his preliminary slate of committee assignments, and he expects to call a meeting of the democrats of the ways and means committee either Tues day or Wednesday to go over his slate. Mr. Underwood has arranged the mem bership of the various committees to (Continued on Page Two) SCENES OF ROWDYISM MARK MILITANT MEET London. May 18.—While scenes of rowdyism in Hyde park were not as marked today as on recent Sundays when the sufTrajrettes attempted to hold meetings, the orators who espoused the cause pf the women found It Impossible to make themselves heard on account •f interruptions by the crowd and final police In obtaining safe escort from the park. Meetings also were held at Ham stead and other suburbs and the ora tors received similar treatment. The first arrest under the so-called "cat and mouse" bill was made today, when Annie Bell, a hunger striker, was taken into custody at Brighton. She was sentenced in April to three weeks' Imprisonment for carrying a pistol, but was released on account of 111 health occasioned by abstaining from food* i.: / ' *-->y ;-A- ? • * ■■ ■■ .1 .-- I ■ ' — HAS SERVED FIFTY YEARS AS PROFESSOR Having served half a century as professor in St. Stephen's college, An nandale, N. *Y., the Itev. George B. Hobson will retire. The faculty of the college will hold a celebration in his honor. viisffll UNIVERSAL PEACE BY SECRETARY BRYAN “War Is in Interest of Few People, Not All,” Says the Secretary — Strong Forces at Work Washington, May IS.—Vigorous de nunciation of a “subsidized patriotism which seeks to create war because of the profits in armor plate and battle ships,” and of tiie •sensational and mercenary newspapers which prefer big. scare headlines to the truth,” marked an address by Secretary Bryan here today at a Hague anniversary meeting, held under the auspices of the Washington Peace society. It was in celebration of the fourteenth anniver sary of the first meeting at The Hague. “War is in the interest of a few people, not of all,” Mr. Bryan declared. “The profits are garnered by a few, while the masses pay the taxes. A few men gain glory, while the mothers ot the nations furnish the food for the battlefields. War rests upon feeling, not upon necessity. Back of much of the furore for war is a selfish interest in the manufacturer of battleships. And there are men so unpatriotic that they try to stir up trouble in another coun try against their own so as to make personal profit therefrom. Is there any baser use for money?” Understand Causes Til** Secretary asserted that the world was drawing away from the time when wars will be made to grat ify selfish interests and ambitions. “In creasing intelligence.” he added, “is one of the forces working for peace, because the people arc learning to un derstand the causes that lead to war. "The people are learning to discrim inate. also." he continued, “between patriotic newspapers and those which seek only for big headlines. I was glad to sec the attacks Secretary Dan iels made oh this sensationalism. 1 hope to sec tliis discrimination by the people increase.” Secretary Bryan expressed the belief that in time this country would have treaties with all other nations providing for efforts to arbitrate all questions of dispute, and that other nations would follow this country's example. These agreements, he said, would make it "almost impossible to bring this coun try into war with any other contract ing nation.” Personal Profit Increasing intelligence, the growing disposition to bring governments near er the people, and the fnoral growth of the world.Vsvere the three great fac tors, ho declared, making for peace. The danger that suddenly inflamed pub lic feeling will throw a nation into war is growing less, he said, because the people arc beginning to see that war does not benefit them, that they pay the taxes and shed the blood, and that it is usually incited by those who look for personal profit. Preparation for war encourages war, be added, those nations that spend most of their time getting ready for war stand the best chance of going to war. He said it was impossible to change the ideal of the world, just as can be done with an individual, and that the Ideal of peace would prevail throughout the entire world after a time. ANOTHER ROAST FOR SECRETARY BRYAN Trillion. May 19.—The Daily Mail in an editorial headed "Misplaced Idealism." says: "When Secretary Bryan loudly pro claimed that there should he no war dur ing his tenure ot office, he forgot Cali fornia and forgot Japan. It is not proh ahle that Japan will proheed to extremes her statesmen are too wise to fight on an issue where western opinion would tiot support them, while her strength is not equal to a struggle with the 1'rilted States. "Yet It would he well for Mr. Bryan to remember that he wlm declares that nothing will force him to fight is invit ing his opponents to drive him Into* a position where it would he difficult for him to keep the peace." CHINESE FARMERS BURNED TO DEATH Shanghai, china. 'May 18.-S!xty-«evm fanners of ShencFow Tins, in western Honpii, who had resisted attempts of the soldiers to destroy their crops of Opium, were burned to death today In a building where they were holding a meet ing. according to a dispatch received here by 'be North China Dalle News 'flic dispatch adds that the soldiers started the fire. Flagler Continues III West Palm Beach, Fla.. May 18.—The condition of Henry M. Flagler was import ed u practically unchanged tonight. -vr'Vs IIS BEING GIVEN 10 THE ALIEN SITUATION No Specific Developments, But the Situation Con tinues Tense FURTHER DELAY MAY BE EXPECTED _ / Believed That Japancs Kind No Technical Reason f JT^/niandinit Relief—Gov. J May Take F’ y v * ♦ • San Fraru.* . May 18.—The $ • Asiatic Exclusion League of Cal- * • ifornia Instructed its executive 4 4 committee tonight to draft a po- $ ? lition for a referendum vote on $ • flie^alien land bill, to be circu- ♦ 4 lated immediately after the 4 • measure Is signed by Governor $ • Johnson. $ 4 The objections of the league $ 4 are based on the clause in- the 4 4 W«bb act. which permits terri- 4 4 tory leases. It is the purpose of $ 4 the organization to circulate at $ • the same time an Initiative pe- 4 • titlon for a law which will ex- 4 • elude Japanese and Chinese from $ 4 both ownership and leaseholds $ 4 under any conditions. 4 • ♦ Washington. May IS.—Tension over ‘ho Japanese situation continues to ebccite anxious attention in official and diplom atic quarters hut there were no spe cific developments today at the While House, the State department or the Jap anese embassy. Nine of the thirty days Governor Johnson hns. under *he Califor nia constitution to sign the alien land bill have now elapsed and the impression Is beginning to gain ground here that the governor will avad nimself of the full measure of time, ev'vn though he has <ie ‘■lared his purpose to approve the Webb bill. Secretary Bryan has not communi cated with tile governor since the receipt of his telegraphic message setting out his reasons for upholding the action of the legislature out is simply waiting for the final act of signature before making re ply to the Japanese note protesting against the legislation. Whether the Japanese embassy will continue to await the expiration of the full thirty day period of grace before making fresh representations on this sub ject to the State department, depends entirely upon*the tudgn • n! of . fo-e.'go office in Tokio, for, from this point, for ward, all of tlie proceedings !n the nego tiations will be ad referendum.” No Technical Reason ft has been suggested that although there may be some preliminary exchanges before the event bo Japanese govern ment can find no technical reason for demanding relief before the commission of some action, under the terms of the Webb law. to the detriment of a Japan ese subject. In that case a further ie la.v is expected, as the act wiM not go into operation for a period of 90 days utt er it receives the approval of the gov ernor. It is generalty accepted that one of the primary points of protest by Japan is that the California law Is in contra vention of the treaty of 1911, but exactly wherein has not thus far been discussed. Governor Johnson’s lust communication to the federal authorities analyzed the treaty and the law to the end of show ing that the latest enactment is in no way a contravention of the treaty. The. first and most fun lamental issue, there fore. appears to be over this question oi l whether the law is, cr is not contrary to the treaty. Y\ hile the Japan ^ viewpoint has not been made known from any official source it is believed here 'hat they consider the first clause of the new law as the one contravening the spirit, if not the lette-, of the treaty. This first clause allows aliens “eligible to citizenship” to hold lands. As the Jupnmse are not, unde/ the present naturalization laws, eligible to citizenship, this clause specifically de bars them from land ownership. Aside from the iv-me on the technical construction of the treaty, it is believed that the Japanese i'c chiefly concerned in the general effect of the legislation in placing them in the position of an inferior race. It was pointed »ut here today that it is against this they nave been contending. One of their first steps was to termi nate the old extra-territorial sys tem by which the ! ’lifted States and oth er foreign countries carried on coutts in Japan in order t•» try American citi zens on the theory that Japanese laws were not sufficiently modern to secure justice for foreigners. The extra-terri torial treaties were brought to an end through the efforts of Minister Kurino at Washington and this served ns a star* in terminating them with Great Britain, France and other countries, it was re garded as a distinct recognition that Japanese law had advanced to a mod ern stage where there was no further need for foreign co .rtf and as terminat ing a system which Japan regarded a^ placing on her a refection of racial in feriority. The present attitude in desir ing equality In the matter of land owner ship Is regarded in official circles ns somewhat similar .«» this previous move ment of Japan to terminate what ‘key consider a badge of inferiority on their race. Meetings Brief Some of the diplomatic observers ex pn% - surprise that, larger advantage has not been taken of those informal amen ities which frequently have a powerful influence in supplementing formal ex change. Thus far t.lv meetings have been rather brief and confined strictly to busi ness in hand. This nas afforded little or no opportunity for informal exchanges of courtesies, and repressions ot mutual good will. It ha« frequently occurred in the past during delicate diplomatic ne gotiation-. notabls yt the time of the British-American fisheries controversy that the informal and social side of the exchanges contribute! as rmr/h or more than the formal exchanges toward bring ing about a satisfactory solution. In diplomatic quarters the rank of Via count Chinda as an ambassador gives hin an exceptional stauiv As such he is the representative of his sovereign and the I usage gives to an ambassador the p'dv I liege of carrying -n his business with. I the head of the nation, instead of through departmental channel*-. The ambassador j apparently has not sought to he technical as to the privileges of his rank and most |o fhls dealings have been with the Sur * department and not directly with the President. ! ~~~ ■ ■ - - ~ DR. J. VV. RUSSELL i — DR. JOHN W. RUSSELL Whom Anhut was found guilty of attempting to bribe for the release of Harry K. Thaw. ..... Makes Characteristic Ad dress Before Large Pitts burg Audience Pittsburg, May 18. — ‘‘We are going to organize the state of West Virginia if every one of us dies in the battle,” de clared Mrs, Mary "Mother" Jones, the aged leader of the miners of the mountain state, to a large audience at a local theatre this afternoon. ‘Tm going back to West Virginia. If I can't go on a train, I'll walk In." Mrs. Jones arrived here today from Washington where she had presented the miners’ side of the West Virginia strike situation to Senator Kern. When martial law was declared in West Virginia coal fields "Mother" hur ried to the scene from Montana and de clared her Intention to address the men in the trouble zone. "One of the boys," she said, "told me: If you go up there mother, you'll come hack on a stretcher; no organizer can speak there.’ I spoke there. I didn’t come out on a stretcher. 1 raised hell." Organize Women She explained that after organizing th<° men she went t.o work to organize the women. "I organized the women," said the speaker, "because the women can lick a scab better than you fellows here can." In discussing the question as to whether • ho miners had weapons "Mother" Jones admitted that the miners had some guns; they "needed them." "When 1 was addressing the boys at a meeting," she added, q said 'the gov ernor wants your guns. Don't you dare give up any of them If you are forced to use them, you use them.’ " Tn vigorous attack on the laboring classes of the country she exclaimed: "You are moral cowards! There was a drumhead courtmartial made up of mili tary despots and you did not even stir!" The trial of both herself and tne miner? by tiie military commission was related. Never Forget Trial "I shall never forget the last day of the trial. It seemed to me as If the flag of liberty was gone and in its stead the flag of Russia waved." she said. "When you do go among those people down there and see them as I have. I want to say that the brutality is worse than darkest Russia and barbarous Mexico. "In conclusion, ‘Mother’ Jones advised tlie labor unions of the country to stand toeet her." "You trades’ unions must stop wrang ling with the I. W. W. and the I. W. W. must stop wrangling with the trades’ unions. I know industrial unionism i< coming and you can't stop it." Maintains Martial Kulp Charleston, W. Va.. May 18.—Gov. H. D. Hatfield today announced that "no relinquishment of martial rule will be made until those whose inclinations are to stir up new strife and turmoil end their lawlessness." According to those close to the execu tive it became known today that the gov ernor has recently received threatening letters. "It seems as if there are some who do not want to end our industrial troubles,” said the governor. 'I have been wait ing for the past few days for those who are responsible more than anyone else for the strike in the coal fields to end their agitation. Military regulation will cease when the necessity for it ends and that will he when those who are re sponsible for military regulation end their agitation. "1 am here to stay. Further detentions will be made if found necessary to guar antee peace and tranquillity. No intimi dations or threats can deter me from car rying out my plain duty to all citizens." Harold W. Houston, secretary of the socialist party of West Virginia, and at torney for the striking miners, then dis cussed the legal phases of the situation. The reason Governor Hatfield has not lifted martial law, he declared, Is because Fritz Merrick, editor of the socialist pa per, Justice, and now under arrest at Charleston, told Governor Hatfield "to go to hell." "The situation In West Virginia," de clared Houston, "is such that if any per son writes or ^oes anything Mr. Hat field doesn't like, they are committed to some penal Institution. "West Virginia has more than its share of anarchists. Home of then) have been elected to public offices. All of the an archists in America have not violated the law as has the governor of West Virginia," declared the speaker in con clusion. Wheeling, W. V.. May IS. At a public mass meeting here today addressed by Senator William Green of Ohio, and Pres ident John Moore of the Ohio mine work ers, resolutions were adopted which de mand the immediate termination of martial law In the Kanawha coal field of West Virginia and favor a federal investigation. HARVESTER TRUST SUIT BEGINS AGAIN Chicago. May 18. Taking of testimony in the United States suit to dissolve the International Harvester company will he begun here tomorrow. The annual statement of the harvester company, issued on the (*ve of the Chi cago hearing, showed that during the last year the company’s business reached th** highest point in its history. Total sales for 1912 reached $125,138,104. com I pared with $108,068,596 for 1911. Foreign sales advanced 20 per cent and passed the $50,900,000 mark. BODIES OF FIFTEEN EXPLOSION VICTIMS TAKEN FROM MINE WAR TALK DECLARED RIDICULOUS BY THE Only Embarrasses Govern ments Which Are Working for Peaceful Settlement WILSON PRAISED BY TOKIO NEWSPAPERS Zeal in Endeavors to Preserve Friend ship Warmly Admired—Joint Celebration of Peace Societies Tokio, May 18.—Faith in the American people to see that justice is done the Japanese, is the dominating note in the discussion of the California alien land ownership legislation. War talk is denounced as ridiculous, and j only calculated to embarrass the two | governments which are laboring for a peaceful settlement by diplomacy. It Is conceded, however, that failure on the part of American people to respond to the Japanese appeal for a discontinu ance of the alleged discrimination would be liable to lead to some estrangement of the people. The .Japanese public generally is convinced that the land bill is a racial and not an economic measure, and hence a blow to national pride, and the people feel that the world must be taught the necessity of equal treatment for the whites and non-whites. Praise for Wilson The Tokio newspapers are loud in their praise of President Wilson’s zeal in his endeavors to preserve the traditional friendship and they recognize the diffi culties which confront the President of the United States in the confusing conflict between state and federal rights. The Nichi Nichi is of the opinion that the question as to whether the Washing ton government can procure for the Jap anese equal rights depends upon the si l ength of Japanese diplomacy, and urges the government to take a firm attitude. A joint celebration of the Japanese and American peace societies today was at tended by 1000 Japanese. Speeches were made by Count Okuna, former minister of foreign affairs; Baron Yoshiro Sak atani, mayor of Tokio, and Tsunejiro Mryioka. who was councillor of the Jap anese embassy at Washington in 1906. All speakers endeavored to clarify the situa tion ami decried jingoism. Loudly Applauded Count Okuma was loudly applauded when he compared the attitude of the California legislators with the anti-for eign movement in Japan half a century ago, which he looked upon as an abased race prejudice. "We despised the foreigners," he said, "because they looked different; we did not consider them human beings. Japan finally saw the falsity of its position and became an admirer of everything west ern. The same causes underlie the fcrnia question, but like the Japanese the < 'alifornians will see the folly of their po* sitlon and truth and justice will triumph. "At some future day Californians will laugh at their fathers and grandfathers for driving off the Japanese just as we laugh now at the anti-foreign absurdities of tiie Samurai." Automobile Strikes Express Train With Fatal Results Warren. O., May 18.—Three women and one man are dead and another man seriously injured as a result of a Balti more and Ohio express train striking the automobile In which the party rode at Lea vlt tsburgh, O., late this after noon. Four of the occupants were car ried for -00 yards on the pilot of the engine. The dead are: Mrs. Henry Turner, aged 75. Mrs. Frank Housel. aged 10 Mrs. Ward Turner, aged 4*». Ward Turner. Frank Howard was removed to his homo seriously injured. Frank Housel, the sixth member of the party, jumped just before the col lision occurred. All of the party were residents of Warren. Mr. Turner, who was driving the an tomohn-r* 'tiled to see the train ap proaching until within 100 yards of the crossing, when he attempted to apply the brakes. He stopped the engine and the machine coasted on the track in front of the train. Burned and Blackened Re mains of Miners Taken From Imperial Mine by Rescue Party ——— CONDITIONS OF THE FIVE INJURED MEN SAID TO BE SERIOUS Rescue Party Works Rapid in Bring ing Dead Bodies to the Surface. Fifteen Believed to Have Been Instantly Killen In the First Explosion ♦ T T T , ■*"' “ 7 ' " ‘ " * ♦ nn*n Axn rxJiruF.n. . ♦ — 1 4 Henry Falrhurst, aged 25, • 4 rescuer. 4 ♦ Robert Alton, aged 3:1, nig.it 4 4 boss. 4 ♦ Clarence Brown, aged 30. 4 h ♦ Henry Bryant, age.I 15. 4 ■ ' 4 Henry Dudley, aged 32. assist- 4 4 ant superintendent. r 4 ♦ Clyde Hawkins. 4 4 Alike Mevy. 4 ♦ John Tlnko. 4 4 Alike Yapoo. \ 4 4 Alike Barvis. ’ ♦ John Geczle. 4 4 Clem Martlnskl. 4 4 Peter Dooley. v 4 4 Peter Boh am. # 4 4 Peter Fuga. ! 4 4 Tbe bodies of the last two 4 4 havo been recovered. 4 4 Unidentified miner; body 4 4 burned, hip broken, may die. 4 4 William Thompson aged f»o, 4 4 severely burned. 4 4 Edgar Davis, aged 88, severely 4 4 burned. 4 4 Roy. Yeager, burned about face 4 4 and body; condition serious. 4 ♦ ♦ Ilelle Valley. O., May IS_ll'iriied anil blackened, the bodies of 15 miners who lost their lives early Inat evening when no explosion of Are damp partial, ly w reeked the Imperial mine, were brought to the snrfnee today by rea mers working under the direction of Deputy Mine Inspector Abel Kllnood. Several attempts were made by rescue parties to enter the mine last night, but the gas had not vanished suffi ciently to allow the rescuers to reach Ihe bodies until early this morning. As each body was brought to the surface it was identified by weeping relatives and taken into the engine room of the mine, where it was prepared loi burial Nearly all of the 1000 inhabitants of Belle Valley gathered at (he mine en trance soon after the explosion and stood for hours watching the work of tlie rescuers. The bodies were found a mile and a quarter from the mouth of the mine, lying faces down and badly burned. An investigation Into the cause of the explosion will he begun tomorrow by officials of Ihe state mining depart ment. Tlie Imperial mine Is owned hy the O'Gara Mining company, composed principally of Cleveland stockholders. Henry Falrhurst, a member of the first rescue party to enter the mine last night, was overcome by gas and died soon after being taken to the surface. Orville Mifune, a companion, also over come. will live. Falrhurst and his party found Roy Veager unconscious soon after entering the mine and placed him In a cart. Falrhurst went ahead to clear a pas sageway and was overcome. The other members of the party fell down on their faces and waited a lew minuter until the gas became lighter. They then placed Falrhurst s body in the cart beside Veager and look them to the surface. Veager. rushed to the Cambridge, hos pital. was revived and It Is said he will recover. He was thrown a distance of 300 feet by the explosion and was tlie null man who escaped from the sec tion of the mine where the explosion occurred. Veager attributes his escape to Hie fact thHl his thigh wan broken, lie had to lie on ihe Moor and was pre vented from lining and Inhaling th' poison-laden air. After a few hours he was able to crawl through the shaft until within a half mile of the entrance, where he collapsed. It wah learned .here today that Ihe Imperial mine is now owned hy the Gates Coal company of Chicago which bought it about n year ago. Manufacturers Meet Detroit, May IX.— The members of the National Association of Manufacturers, who meet In annual convention here to. morrow, arrived In the city on every train today. Five hundred manufacturers aye expected. The association represented tow of the country's greatest Industrial firms, having a combined capitalization of $10,. iXX>,(MO and employing 7.000,nop men. The sessions will last three or four days. TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1—Fifteen bodies taken from mine. War talk ridiculous, say .Japanese. Evangelistic work in Atlanta. Bryan makes speech on universal peace. Wilson's stand strengthens party lines. - Garrison talks of preparedness of *ea board cities. 3- Chattanonga ready for reunion. 4 Editorial comment. .'- General strike called for t^dav. Johnson hurt In auto accident. Former mayor of Birmingham dead. Mrs. l^ongstreet still full of fight. H—Sports. 7 Berlin doesn't like King Manuel. X Hornuring returns to Raffles’ vein. ]•' Men in highest positions prove hard est workers. 7 MINE OWNER AND WIFE KILL FIVE EMPLOYES Agues Callentes, Mex., May 18.—John Walker, a British mine owner, and his wife, fighting shoulder to shoulder, re cently killed five and wounded the men out of a band of eleven employes at the mine near Villa Garcia, Zacatecas. Mr. and Mrs. Walker arrived here today under escort of troops. The employes attacked Mr. Walker In the office of the mine because of his inability to raise money with which to pay their wages. The attackers used knives and clubs and Mr. Walker had been serious ly cut and beaten when he opened fire upon them with an automatic revolver. Mrs Walker reinforced her husband with a ride. After the battle Mr. and Mrs. Walker made their escape from the building. They were befriended by a Spanish priest, who hid them until he could pro cure the aid of the American consular agent here. When the latter was in formed of the trouble he obtained * squad of troops to escort Mr. and Mr* Walker here.