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VOLUME XXXXIII . BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, THURSDAY, JUNE 1«». 1913 14 PAGES NUMBER 44 DISCOVER A “JOKER” IN SUGAR SCHEDULE OF THE WEE BILE Provision Would Operate to Make All Refined Sugar Dutiable MAJORITY MEMBERS MAKE AMENDMENT Senator Sheppard Tipped Off to Provision by Greenville, Tex. Chamber of Commerce. Strike Out Language THE DAY IN CONGRESS. SENATE: Met at i p. m. Lobbying Investigating commit tee continued reading of lettors mid tolegrams from anti-free su gar men. Finance committee democrats consideration of tariff bill sched ules. Foreign relations committee voted to pass several diplomatic appointments. HOUSE: Not in session. Washington, Juno 18.—An eleventh hour discovery that the sugar schedule of the Underwood tariff bill had a "joker” in It which would have operated to make all refined sugar dutiable at 2 cents a pound and nullify the provision for free sugar after three years resulted today in an amendment by majority members of the Senate finance committee. Elimination in the Underwood bill of tlie dutch standard of color, which had been In tariff bills for many years, it was discovered, made applicable to all refined sugar a paragraph from the Payne-Aidrich bill relating to confection ary, which included the following words, "sugars after being refined, when tinc tured, colored, or in any way adulterated, 2 cents per pound.” The majority members of the finance committee had their attention called ttf tills matter by Senator Sheppard of Texas, who was petitioned by the Chamber of Commerce of Greenville, Tex., to look into the provisions which they believed might defeat the purpose of the adminis tration and the majority in Congress as to ultimate free sugar. It was suggested that the bill as it stood could be so construed as to apply to all refined sugar, which is colored with ultramarine. Order Investigation Tlie dutch standard which was taken out in the House bill, stipulated specific ally ae to the coloring of refined sugar. Members of the finance committee or* tiered an investigation and President Wil son when his attention was called to it, agreed that it should be looked into thoroughly. Late today tlie majority of the commit tee received expert reports that the pro vlsion might operate as a joker and they promptly struck out the language as it referred to refined sugars and left it ap plicable only to confectionaries. Another important amendment to the bill agreed upon by the committee would repeal an act passed in 1890 exempting brandies used by manufacturers to fortify grape wines from the general internal revenue tax. This amendment, it is es timated, wdll increase the government revenue by $7,000,000 a year. The committee tonight bail completed all tlie schedules and Senator Kern, the majority leader, issued a call for a sen atorial democratic caucus next Friday. The caucus can take up the rates while the committee is completing work on the Income tax and administrative features Settled Important Matters One of tlie Important matters settled to day was that a countervailing duty should not be put on livestock and meats which are to go on the free list unre stricted. Wheat and flour will go on the free list, but with a countervailing duty. Hates on leather gloves were increased slightly over the Underwood rates. It also developed that the committee hail increased the proposed rales on pig- lead and spelter line, concerning which some democrats made a fight In the House caucus. Senator Kaulsbury of Delaware today introduced an amendment to the bill, which w'ould raise tlie limit on personal purchases to lie brought In free by trav elers from $100 to $350. The amendment would permit a traveler to bring in articles for personal and Irousehold use to a value of $250 and for souvenirs and gifts to the value of $loo, provided such articles were not "bought on commission or Intended for sale." Senator Works Introduoed an amend ment providing for a tariff board of nine members, not more than four to be of the same political party, and that no member should lie a member or ati ex memher of Congress. The hoard would he directed to provide duties to protect American goods "against Injurious, op pressive or unjust foreign competition." May Change Legation Washington. June 18.—Tlte hill changing the United States legation tn Spain to an embassy was passed without opposi tion. tn the Senate today. It now goes to the House. ! UOSTMASTKHS NAA1KII ( ♦ - * 4 Washington, June 18.—(Spe- 4 4 cial.)—President Wilson also 4 4 nominated the following post- 4 4 masters today for Alabama: 4 4 J. F. Frazier. LaFayette; S. W. 4 4 Riddle. Gadsden; H. I. .Johnson, 4 4 Sheffield; Harlow S. Sparretts, 4 4 Summerdale. 4 4 * I LOBBY COMMITTEE I EXTENDS ITS PROBE INTO NEW FIELDS Orders Union Pacific Rail road Official To Be Subpoenaed + SEVERAL LETTERS MADE PUBLIC Robert S. Lovett Must Explain State ment Credited to Him.—Palmer Letters Feature An Excit ing Session Washington, June IS.—The Senate lobby investigating reached out into ne\v fields today when the Senate, acting on a reso lution presented by Senator Norris, or dered the Overman committee to subpoe na Judge Robert S. Lovett, chairman of the board of directors of the Union Pa cific railroad, to explain a published state ment credited to him yesterday in New York that lobbyists had sought to secure employment from the Union Pacific on the ground that they would be able to influ ence a settlement of the Union Pacific Southern Pacific dissolution case in Wash ington. Earlier in the day the committee had made public, over the protests of a lawryer representing Henry T. Oxnard and Tru man Q. Palmer, a series of letters written by these two beet sugar representatives, showing a long continued effort to influ ence legislation in Washington; to con trol congressional committees, and to di rect national political affairs in support of the continuance of * protective sugar tariff. Waren Is Summoned Chairman Overman hau not determined tonight when the railroad phase of the investigation would be opened. A sum mons was sent today to Charles 3. War ren of Detroit, president of the Michigan Sugar company, and one of the men to whom many of the Hamlin letters, pro duced yesterday, were addressed. Mr. Warren was asked to appear before the committee tomorrow and it is expected he will be asked for more details for beet sugar publicity campaign. Late in the afternoon the com rail to abandoned temporarily the sugar protec tion lobby and took up the free sugar side, calling Frank C. Lowry of New York who directed much of the free sugar publicity under the association name of the "com mittee of wholesale grocers." Mr. Lowry admitted he was employed by the Federal Sugar Refining company and under ques tion- v*y S*-or 1 or Cummin.- agreed tiiat free sugar would benefit the cane sugar reliners. The Oxnard-Palmer letters, produced at the close of the committee's morning ses sion, were the chief feature of an ex citing day. They covered a period from 1906, when Philippine free trade came lip, through the balance of the Roosevelt ad ministration, the political campaign of 1908 and into the Taft administration. Most of the Oxnard letters were writ ten in long hand and signed "Henry T. Oxnard." Some of the Palmer letters were typewritten carborn copies, but were identified by Harry A. Austin, clerk in Palmer’s offices. Assurances that certain senators would lie on the Senate Philippine committee; that “no stone was being left unturned to get real protectionists" on the House ways and means committee; and that strong pressure could be, and was being brought to bear upon members of both houses to accomplish various ends, ap peared frequently in the series of let ters. Chairman Overman’s first effort to read one of the Oxnard letters when the com mittee began its session brought a pro test from John T. Yerkes, an attorney representing Oxnard and Palmer. He de clared the committee had no right to go into "private correspondence" dated be fore the present session of Congress. In a long executive session the committee decided that the letters bore directly upon the attempts of Oxnard and Palmer to influence legislation and they at once be made public. (irant atones Request The committee tonight granted the re quest of Melville K. Stone of New York, general manager of the Associated Press, who asked to he allowed to testify to morrow' regarding claims made in some of the Hamlin letters, produced yester day. as to the publicity the beet sugar Interests hoped to secure through the Associated Press. The free sugar forces, which fought Oxnard, Palmer. Hamlin and other anti free sugar men for many years, got their first innings when Lowry took the stand. He testified that lie was general sales agent of the Federal Sugar Refining com pany, that liis salary was $10,000 a year and that commissions brought his total earnings close up to $17,000 per annum. lie said lie really was employed by Smith & Shipper of New York, a firm which acts as agents for the refining company. He thought that the refiners paid $6000 of his salary and the agents the remainder. Senator Cummins, w’ho conducted his cross examination, brought out that Lowry is connected with the "committee of wholesale grocers," which has figured largely in the fight for free so par, or a reduction in duty on that article. "1 have never received any money for any tariff work at ail," said Lowry. The witness said he couldn't remember whether he went into the sugar fight at the suggestion of C. A. Spreckels, presi dent of the refining company, or whether lie suggested that Spreckels go into the fight. He said the refiners w’ere interest ed in free sugar, or reduced duties, be cause it meant an increased consumption of refined sugar. After many questions by Senator Cummins, he added the re finers would get more business if the duty was removed and beet sugar produc (Coutlmied on Page Ten.) INDIAN APPROPRIATION ACT FINALLY PASSED _ Washington, June 18.—The belated In dian appropriation act tor the fiscal year beginning' July 1, 1913, was passed today by the Senate. It carried an appropria tion of (11,000,000. The committee amendment providing that no contract witlt an Indian relating to tribal funds should be valid unless ap proved by the United States, was amend mt so as to empower the Secretary of the Interior to give the government’s ap proval. Senator Williams made a fight to al-1 low the Mississippi Choctaws to prove their right to enrollment as members of the Choctaw nation. He was defeated, but the committee amendment authoris ing a per capita payment out of tribal funds to the Choctaws, Chlckasaws and; Cherokees wes stricken from the bill. i The measure now goes back to the House for action on the amendment. J THE FIGHT FOR THE MADERO IDEALS FAST SPREADING ALL OVER MEXICO (Hack parts of the map show where constitutionalists are n active eontrol. Shaded parts t i.'hlhualiua I show here active military operations have been suspended and (•iiayma*. in Sonora, still held ns an open port by the fcderals. The rebels are gaining In the northern and central parts of Mexico and bold many cities already. They have captured everything they have fought for and tlud I ttle trouble in holding the places. ENGLISH MINISTERS MADE TO DEFEND PERSONAL HONESTY Isaacs and George Excuse Dealings in Marconi Shares MARCONI SCANDAL REACHES CLIMAX For First Time in Many Years Eng lish Cabinet Members Are Com pelled to Defend Their Honor Before Parliament Loudon. Jum- J8.—For the first time in many years cabinet mUnsteyh were compelled today to defend their per sonal honesty before parliament. The attorney general. Sir Rufus Isaacs, and the chancellor of the exchequer, David Lloyd-George, excused their dealings In American Marconi shares on the floor of the house and the scene in the Mar coni affair, which their enemies had attempted to magnify into a scandal, rivaling the Panama debate, was tense and dramatic. The two ministers admitted that they had acted thoughtlessly and mistakenly, although without dishonest intention, and regretted their failure to divulge all the facts when they made their de nials to tile house last October of buy ing English Marconi shares. Having finished their defense, in def erence to the tradition that the house should be left to discuss their conduct without the embarrassment of their presence, they walked from the cham ber together. A great cheer from their partisans followed them. Tiie resolution introduced by George Cave, unionist, in behalf of the opposi tion. which brought about the debate, went no further than to express Un regret of the house at the transactions of the ministers and the lack of frank ness displayed toward the house. Spike Opponents* Guns By expressing their regret, thereby agreeing witli tin- resolution, the two ministers spiked the guns of their bit terest opponents, who regarded the case as an opportunity to make political capital. This comparatively tame ending to a tierce controversy was apparently the result of a truce between the party leaders to protect the. good nume. of parliament. The liberals were threat ening, if attacked unreasonably, to resurrect all the buried shortcomings of the conservative ministers from al most forgotten graves. Two more different types than the ministers practically before the bur of the house could not be imagined—Sir Rufus Isaacs, with clear cut, scholarly and ascetic features and the low toned earnest voice of a priest; David Lloyd George, whom aristocrats look upon contemptuously as "the Welsh solici tor." Hte is always theatrical and emo tional. The attorney general’s statement was like that of a judge. He emphasized hi.s desire to take all responsibilty for ! tempting the chancellor of the exchequer I and Lord Murray of Ellibank into the! affair. Chancellor Lloyd-George could not re-j frain from denouncing the journalists who had spread rumors of corruption and said: Afterdamp Remains "Although the charge of corruption had been exploded, the deadly afterdamp re mains and the noxious fumes are poison ing the blood of the people now en gaged In considering the minor charges. “X am conscious of having done noth ing to bring uny stain on the honor of the ministers of the crown. If you will, I acted thoughtlessly, I acted carelessly! I acted mistakenly, but I acted Innocent ly, openly, honestly. That is why I am content to place myself with confidence In the hands nut merely of my political friends, but of ull the members of tilts great assembly." Alter the two ministers had retired Lord Robert Cecil, who had made the minority report of the investigating com mittee, censuring the ministers, caused u small sensation by replying to Chan cellor Lloyd-George's charges. He tried to make the case against the ministers as bad as possible, saying: Willing to Tell “If X wished I could have made a really flaming report. I could have said a great many more things, and I am quite ready to tell any member privately of some things I rejected because I did consider tCoatlaued Page Right) V. H. Olmstead Suspended By Secretary Houston Chief of Bureau of Statistics In Department of Agriculture Must Face Charges of Poor Adimnistration—Famous “Cotton Leak’' of Few Years Ago Recalled Washington, June 38.—Victor H. Olm stead, chief of the bureau of statistics of the department of agriculture, was sus pended today by Secretary Houston pend ing an inquiry into charges of luck of discipline and poor administration in the bureau. It was officially stated that there was no suspicion of leaks in crop reports sim ilar to the famous “cotton leak” a few years ago which resulted In a complete overhauling of the office. Numerous complaints of favoritism, resulting in dis affection, confusion and inability to main •■••••••••■•••••••••••••••••••••••••■••••••••••••«••! tain proper- discipline led to the charges, it was said. The solicitor of the department already has started an investigation and to avoid any suggestion of collusion. Secretary Houston decided it would he better for Mr. Olmste&d to be out of the office during the inquiry. The investigation is likely to result. It was suggested by an official, in the trans fer of the entire bureau of statistics to the census bureau. Some changes already had been made a result of the complaints which led to today's action but these, it was said, had only accentuated the general dissatisfac tion at the chief’s administrative meth ods. WILSON MAY TAKE HAND IN RAILROAD RATE PROBLEM Washington, June 18.—Systematic] presentation of “the case of the people,” j in connection with the physical valua tion of railroads about to be undertaken by the interstate commerce commission, was urged upon President Wilson and members of the commission toduy by a delegation of Western state railroad commissioners. After a lengthy con ference, it was said, hat the President favored the idea, and a plan of action would be mapped out later. In the party that called at the White House were W. H. Stusman, chairman of the board of railway commissioners of North Dakota; Henderson S. Martin, chairm&n of the public service commis sion of Kansas. John M. Atkin, chair man of the public service commission of Colorado, and Clifford Thorn, chair man of the Iowa railroad commission. Besides their own states, the delega tion represented as a committee the in terests of Illinois. Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota. "We came to advocate counsel for the public.” said Mr. Thorn at the White House, ‘‘in the national appraisal of railroads to be instituted by the inter state commerce commission. The rail roads have effected an organization, and President Rea of the Pennsylvania is chairman of a committee of IN appoint ed to look after the interests of the railroads. The other side should be or ganized. too. and we think it would be better for the national* government to look after this, than the states. MINERS WILL CALL A GEM STRIKE 15,000 Miners May Be Idle in West Virginia Next Week t'hiirlesmu. W ' u.. June IS.— % gen eral strike of miners In the New r w coal Belli, lllstrlel No. -11. I illicit >llue Workers of America, will lie elllleil ucxt week, aeeoriling In an announeement tonight of Tliomns llllggerty. member of the International tllners lioarit. Fif teen thonsnnil men nre employed in the New river Held. The decision to cull a general strike was reached today at Beckiey, i\ \u. Mr. Haggerty attended the meeting and returned lure tonight. Whether 15.000 millers will be idle depends, ii is said, upon what conces sions may be granted by the operators. It is belie' ed that some of the operators within iIte next few days Will grant terms agreeable to their employes. In all sucli Instances, it is intimated, such operators will be protected when the strike comes. The miners, it is sa^d, are restless and on the verge of organ izing a walkout. It Is rumored the New river operators are in conference late tonight. A strike in the New river field Is ex pected to result in u renewal of the strike on Cabin and Faint creeks, where an attempt was made at meetings of miners to call a strike last Sunday. TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1—Discover "joker” in sugar schedule. Lobby committee extends probe. Kngllsh cabinet forced to defend honor. Olmstead suspended. MjUe , ummittoe ends Thnrleston work. 3—Proposed trunk highway system. 3— Banks to assist handling crops. 4— Editorial comment. 5— Wants monument of Roosevelt here. I’si'ci post box for rural routes. Frisco manager in careful mood. Present conditions not flattering. 0—Society. 7— SportH. 8— Railroads place big orders. 9— Commencement at Catholic school. 10_pj Otrst against Carnegie’s gift. 13- Markets. 1*—Dothan suffers from disastrous lira. SETS PRECEDENT Asks German Ambassador for Representation at Big Exposition Washington. June 18.—Another pre cedent was sef by the administration today when Secretary Bryan appealed to the German ambassador, Count Bernstorff to have the German govern ment and people represented at the ap proaching Panama-Pacific exposition. The ambassador appeared at the state department after a visit to the White House and it was understood that President Wilson expressed a desire that he call upon Secretary Bryan. Count Bernstorff will acquaint his government with the request, adding to it such personal representations as he believes the situation warrants. This movement was, inspired by the hostile attitude toward the exposition of several of the great European pow ers which so far have not accepted in vitations to paiticipate, extended through the state department. This at titude is credited to apprehension as to the; adverse effect upon trade of certain features of the administrative sections of the pending tariff bill, espe cially the so-called inquisitorial sec tion. as well as to a desire on (he part of some nations to sympathetically sup port the British government in its pro test against the exemption of Ameri can shipping from tolls in the Panama canal. Representations similar to those sub mitted to Count Bernstorff may be made later to the representatives of other governments. GEORGE B. COX IS PLACED ON TRIAL Cincinnati. Ohio, June 18.—George H. Cox, former politician and financier, was placed on trial in the common pleas court here today charged with having misap unds of the Cin cinnati Trust ' ny to the extent of *115,000. '■ lieged in the in dictment that aned tills amount to the Ford & on Chair company after that cor . alleged to have become insolvt MAN MOURNS FOR OWN DEATH James Kiely Suffering From Shock of Viewing Body of Double in Coffin Kearney. X. J., June is —ames Kiely is still suffering from tin* shock of witness ing what his relatives ami friends believed to be his own wake. When lie returned to his home last night after a few days’ absence he found his sister, Mrs. Catherine O'Brien, his two brothers and a score of neighbors sitting in the front parlor weeping over a coffin. The mourners espied him as he stood on the threshold and his sister fainted at the shock of seeing him. During his absence the newspapers had told of the death of Janies Kelly from sunstroke in Newark. When Mrs. O'Brien read the item she feared that the victim was her brother tiid that the paper had misspelled the name. She viewed the body. The features were so singularly ulike and almost the double of her brother she believed It to be his ootly. SURGEONS TO MAKE A BAD BOY GOOD Take Out Bone in Naughty Lad’s ; Skull and “Presto C hange,” He’s (iood Philadelphia, June 18.—An operation which the surgeon * declare will make a good boy of 8-year-old Claire H. Jamison was performed yesterday in the Went I Philadelphia Homeopathic hospital, a piece of hone about two inches long and an Inch wide being removed from the boy’s skull. It was said the child was a good be haved boy when he first went to school I three years ago. In his second year he was not quite so good and since then he has been a terror to his teachers, parents and other chil dren. An X-ray operation disclosed the fact that there was depression in hi-* skull, probably the result of a fall or a. blow, which the surgeons said deformed ! the boy's deportment. AUTHORITIES SEEK TWO TRAIN BANDITS Masked Men Loot Express Car on Diamond Special Near Spring field, III. Springfield, 111., June 18.—Two masked men who early today looted the express car on the Diamond special, the. Illinois Central's fast train between St. Louis and Chicago, were sought in this city today. After being intercepted in their work by the police the robbers forced the engi neer to run past the blue uniforms and when a later trial with dynamite forced the safe, they ran the engine Into Spring field and escaped. The safe, according to the express agent here, contained not over $600. In their at tempts to get this sum the robbers threat ened the engine mew with death, over powered the express messenger, fired at pasesngers, disarmed a detective and ex changed shots with another promiscu ously. No one was hurt so far as is known. MONUMENT TO COLLEGE ATHLETE "A Croat Pitcher, a Wise Captain and a (iood Student." I’art of Inscription Philadelphia. June 18.—"A great pitcher, a wise captain and a good student," is part of the inscription upon a bronze tab let which was unveiled on Franklin field today in memory *>f Clarence S. Bayne, a member of the class of 1895 of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania, and one of Hie greatest college pitchers of ills time. The tablet, erected by bis class, was unveiled in connection with "Alumni day" exer cises. The tabelt contain? the full figure por trait of tlie young athlete, attired in a university baseball uniform. Hayne di ;l several years ago. GOETHALS RECEIVES HONORARY DEGREE Nine Noted Men Awarded Degrees by 1’Diversity of Pennsylvania Yesterday Philadelphia, June 18.—Nine men nou-d in the world of science and letters, among : them George Washington Goethals, chief engineer of the Panama canal, received honorary degrees at the 107th com mini* - merit of the rniversity of Pennsylvania today. The degree of doctor of laws was conferred upon Colonel Goethals. Eight hundred and fifty-three? students were graduated. TAFT TO PRESIDE OVER BIG REUNION Former President Expected to De liver Principal Oration at Gettysburg Reunion Gettysburg. Pa., June 18. — It was semi officially announced today that former President Taft would preside over the (great gathering of confederate and union | veterans at trie Gettysburg celebration, lie is expected to deliver the principal or ation July 4. It was planned to have President Wilson preside, but it was an nounced a few days ago that ne probably would not attend. JOHN S. HUNTER NAMED RECEIVER Washington, .June IS. (Special.)—John S. Hunter, editor of the Camden News, wan today nominated by PreakUnt Wil son to be receiver of public moneys at Montgomery. Mr. Hunter is an ex-Con federate soldier and has for years been a warm personal friend of Senator John ston, who earnestly recommended him for the position. The Senate has confirmed the following programme for Alabama, their- commis fclons will he issued by the department: Edward C. Barncn. Evergreen; J. W. Barnes, Prattville; J. F. Beatty, Atmore; Clarence Byrd, Opp; Josephine < larllsle. Girard; W. H. Cleere, Haleyville; J. W. Horn, Brantley, and Itichard P. McCarty. Slocomb. MINE INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE CLOSES CASE IN CHARLESTON Subcommittee May Return to Complete Taking Evidence OPERATORS GIVE BULK OF TESTIMONY Continue Presentation of Their Side of Controversy—Marline's Ac tion May Cause Serious Con I roversy—Employes Are Called Charleston, W. Va„ June 18.—The Sen ate mine strike investigating commute closed up its work in Charleston fdr tht present, and started tonight for Washing ton. The committee took under advise ment a request made by attorneys for th« West Virginia coal operators, that a sub committee be allowed to return to Charles ton at a later time to complete the taking of evidence which the operators desire to submit. The investigation will be resumed! in Washington within the next few weeks. Senator Swanson, chairman of the com mittee, announced. Today the operators controlling the mines on Paint creek and Cabin creek, vs here the troubles of the past year have resulted in riot and bloodshed, continued the presentation of their side of the con troversy. Witnesses were called who con tradicted tlie contention of the miner* that the presence of the “mine guards 111 the district was the cause of the trouble.'* Other witnesses, men working in th# mines on Paint and Cabin creek, told the committee that wages paid and the condi tions of work and life on the creeks were satisfactory* Begin Controversy When the committee resumes sessions in Washington, a controversy will begin over the attitude of Senator Martlne of New Jersey, one of the members of the com? mittee, toward the investigation. The o| orators’ attorneys today asked that as result of yesterday’s near list light b< tween Senator Martlne and Witness Quid .Morton, one of the operators, they lie a| lowed to place in the record newspaM articles, one of them including a writt.i statement by Senator Martlne, criticism the operators. The request was rnude t Senators Swanson and Kenyon, but both argued with the operators, and persuade t them to postpone any action in this dtwfe^ lion until the committee returned Washington. A serious oot»tro« ersy o\i' c Senator Martlne’* activities here proba bly will result. Several of I lie employes of the Bnldwla Feltz Detective agency, who acted a* mine guards in the strike district, were called by the operators today. AH of them [defended the action of the guards, assent ing that the original trouble was started by the miners and that they used their guns only when forced to do so to protect trie people under their charge and the companies’ property. Mother Jones lijfurcs ' This afternoon the operators put on I witnesses to show the activities oi armed miners throughout the strike district and called several witnesses who testified that ‘‘Mother’’ Jones and other labor agitators, at the beginning of the trouble, urged the miners at union mines in the Kanawha district, near the strike zone, to arm them selves and aid the strikers. !•'. 11. Buddy, superintendent of a union mine at Boomer, in the Kanawha field, said that an Italian killed in one of the first battles on Paint creek was employed In his mine. He told of a speech dell\ eied by “Mother" Jones ut his mine, in which he said site urged the miners to keep their guns ami to save money to iy morp. James Claggett, a coal inspector at Boomer, said “Mother" Jones’ speech was “inflammatory." ".She told tiie miners," he said, "to hold their guns, and if they bnd no guns «o save their money and buy them. She said that when she was ready for them to use their guns she would let them know. She said she was going to Charles ton to tell the governor that if he did not m b ase the prisoners held at Pratt, at military headquarters, they would tear tip the state." c. i'. Wood, a negro miner at Boomer, said he heard the same speech and that "Mother" Jones told the men that "If necessary she would take a gun and ao with them." Swore a Good Deal ••Bid she use any profane language?” asked Attorney Knight for the operators. •'She swore a good deal for a lady." re plied the miner. Before the committee finally adjourned Senator Kenyon and the attorneys for both sides agreed on a large amount of documentary testimony, transcripts of records, and public flies that are to be placed In Hie record. These induced a copy of the letters between Governor Glasscock, representatives of the opera tors and representatives of the miners at tending the negotiations which preceded the strike, copies of the assessments on the lands on Paint creek and Cabin creek, owned by the Pratt Land company, copies of the pay rolls of the mines and data as to the ownership of the coal companies and the capital they represented with the dividends paid and profits made ym 9 ■ t-t-§ i t I sill\ SEGREGATION ORDINANCE J * - ♦ i Atlanta. June 18.—Mayor * i .lameH O. Woodward today i i signed the Ashley segregation » i ordinance, designed to debar ne- * if groes from residing In sections i t of the city where a majority of $ i the white residents object to $ i their presence, and the measure ♦ ! . Is now a law. The ordinance is ♦ • ncl retroactive. ♦ * * 14 AMERICANS KILLED IN RECENT FIGHT WJTH MOROS ... J Washington, June 18.— Fourteen Ameri can soldiers were killed in the recent four clays fighting on Jolo island, in the Philippines, when General Pershing's command finally subdued and disarmed the rebellious Muros, according to a re port today to the war department. On the list of dead were rapt. Tay lor A. Nichols of the Philippine scouts. 11 scouts. and two privates of the reg ular army. Captain Nichols, who was 34 years old, and son of John Nichols of Durham, Cal. The two regulars, both of whom were killed in the first day’s action last Wednesday, were Oliver Villard, Company M. Kighth Infantry, whose sister lives in Rhode Island, and Luther Gerhart, of the same company, whose father lives la Pennsylvania.