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ONLY THREE
SHOPPINGDAYS
TO
CHRISTMAS.
TIIK DIBPATCIt FOUNDED IN 1*B0.
THR TIMKH FOt'NDKD l''?.
WHOLE NUMBER 18,476
I?lCIL\lOND, VA., THURSlUY. DECEMBER 22, 19.1.0.
TALKS TO SHOPPERS
. ?
Thc buslest shopplng titiic ofilir
year is hcrn. Vou wlll bc ablo to pur?
chase with greater case if yoti take
advantage of thc rnorning hours.
TIIE WEATHER TO-OAV?Falr.
PRIGE TWO CENTS.
ROOSEVELT OWES
Or Would, if He Paid
His Own Traveling
Expenses
CLAIM IS MADE
BY STOCKHOLDER
His Bill for Transportation on
Pennsylvania Would Reach
Neat Total of $120,000.
Rainey Is Determined That
Light Shall Be Shed
on Matter.
Washington, D. C, December 21.?A
determlned llght wlll be made by Rep
reKentatlve Rainey, of Illinois, one of
the Democratic leader:., to brlng tho
question bf former Presldent Rooso
Velt'a travellng expenscri squarely be?
foro CongreB*..
One of tlm stockholders of the
fcouthern Railway to-day wrote Mr.
Ralnoy that lf Mr. Hoosevelt had pald
for all the trarmportatton furnished
lilm on hls orders while he was Itt tho
"Whlte House lt would have cont hlm
''75,000 on that llno alone, and data
furnished Mr. Rainey, he Hays, tn
cludes an estlmate of "1120.000 as the
nmount that Mr. Hoosevelt as a mat
t'r et rlght owes the Pennsylvanla
Rallroad.
Mr. Ralney's reecnt resolution de
manding Information as to all of Mr.
Jtooscvelt's travellng expenses whllo
ho was rresldent has brought out a
largo, correspondence, Includlng lo*ter.<
from a number of railway stockhold
*rs, who agree wlth Mr. Ralney's view
that the rallroads should not be sad
dled with the oxpcnse of the special
tralns and special oars ordered from
the Whlte House aa .asffcngir depart?
ment expense.
Mr. Rainey purposea, immedlatt-ly
nfter Congress reassemblc.t. to move to
iharge tlu- Rules Committee from
futther consideratlon of hls resolution
if. as expected. the committee plgcon
holes the measure.
i...,-.-..-,? I.orlmer.
Washington, D. C, December 21.?
I ? 'aring as its concluslons that "the
i tl? Of Mr. Lorimer to a seat in ttie
.-!,,:? has nol lieen shown to be ln
valld hy the iso or employment ot
. .<rr ipt mt tno
-'itteo whlch lnveatlgati
rlbery made ln connectlon with the
- ion of Wllllam Lorimer as a Sena?
tor from Illinois. preser.te^ n- re
?? ,ri tu ih* Seriatc to-day. Tb? re?
port, whloli Waa pro*ei:(ed by Senator
Burrow*, chalrman of the Commltteo
on Prlvilegea ar.d Elcrtlons, was lald
on the tablo, bu". Inasmuch a? the re?
port Is prlvilcged, it may be called
up at any tlme.
Charges that four members of the
Illinois Leglslaturo wero brlbed and
that throe other members paid hribes
nro not Ignorerl by the committee.
The report declares that those who
confesaed to reeelving brlbes should
not be belleved and that the votes ol
those who were charged wlth paying
brlbes ahould not be counted.
In rolatlon to thc charges that there
*???.* a corruption fund used ln the
Illinois Legislature and that It was
dlsbursed by one Robort E, Wllson.
the report says that there Is no evl?
donce that lt waa used for the beneflt
of Mr. Lorimer. The committee sug
jrosts that any investigation of the use
of such a fund should be maue by
authorlties of thc State of Illinois.
The report declares further "that there
?was no testimony offered durlng tho
Investigation whlch would tend In the
romotest degree to Implfcate Senator
Lorimer in any personal act of bribery
or attempted bribery or corrupt prac
tlces of any sort."
The ftatement of vlews sent to the
committee by Senator Frazier, who
waB a member of the subcommitteo
whlch consldered the case, was not
filed wlth tho report. It was stated
that Mr. Frazier had asked that lt be
withhelcl and that he should he per
mltted to flle a mlnorlty report lf ho
should deslre to do so later.
Frnieler'"" Statement.
Chlcago, 111., December 31.?Senator
Frazier, who was here to-day, made
publlc his statement, ln whlch he dls
eents from the view of his colleagues
that Sonator Lorimer was not bcnellted
by the alleged corruptlsm of certain
members of the Legislature. Hls itate
ment in part is as follows:
"Tho, Legislature of Illinois consist
? d of 201 members. Thero were pres?
ent and votlng on the occasion of the
election of Senator Lorimer 202 mem?
bers. A quorum of both houses belng
present, In my oplnlon, he must have
recelved a majority of all those present
and votlng, or 102 votes, to have been
elected. Senator Lorimer recelved 10S
votes, or slx more than necessary to
elect.
"Tho testimony taken by tho com?
mittee satlstles me that four members
of the Legislature wero pald money
for votlng for, or ln consequonco of
having voted for, Senator Lorimer,
One Senator and three Reprosentativea
admltted, under oath, before the com?
mittee, that they were paid money,
and the udmissions und the facts aiul
clrcumstances surroundlng- tho trans
actions satisfy tne that they recelved
lt as a brlbe for votlng or having
east Iheir votes for Senator Lorimer.
Drlbe-GIvcra Corrupt.
"Thc four self-confessod bribe-takera
lmplicate throo other members of tho
Leglslaturo who voted for Senator
Lorimer ns ,thc persons who brlbed
them. Tho testimony sut.isfled me that
the threo alleged bribe-glvers were
guilty of lhat off ense. To my mlnd tha
man who hribes another ls ns corrupt
as the one who ls brlbed, niffl by his
corrupt act of bribery ho demonstrates
tho fact thut ht) ls nunu too honest
to recetvo u bribo lf offered hlm.
"Whllo thc proof ls not clear or
concluslve thnt these three allcgecl
bribe-glvers were themselves brlbed or
eorruptly inftuonced to voto for S'ena
tor Lorimer, when 1 tako Into con?
sideratlon tho corrupt eanudifot as
brlbers of othors, together wlth all
*tho facts and clrcumstances mirround-.
(Contlnued on Slxth Puge.)"
OLD BOATMAN ON STAND
Tell* uf I'firmntlori ol ";reiit l.nkrn
TcmvIiik Trus*.
Detrolt. Mioh., Doeemher 21.?Cap?
taln ,1-nmos Davldaon. the vetnran shlp
bulldor nnd yesael-owrter of Bay Clty.
took the stand thln afternoon at the
hes/iing of thc governmont's suit to
dlssotve the Oreat l.akes Towlng Com?
pany na a trust In vloliitlon of the
Sherrriah law, und recounted thc steps
that he took aa an actlve partlclpant
ln tlie organization of the towlng
company In lSfiD. Captaln Davldaon
Said he had been vlce-president und
a member of the executlvo commlttee
of tbe company slnce lts Inceptlon.
The wllncsfi said that necesslty for
a largo iuk- nnd wrecklng company
arono when the Increasing slze of lakc
frelghters outgrcw the old towlng and
wrecklng facllltles.
As a member of the purchaslng com
ttiltiee, he said, he went to all the prln
elpal ports on the luke, Inspecting thc
tugs and equlpment ot the larger tug
companles, Offeiing them n "blg. round
prlce," and takintr a thlrty-dnys' op?
tion Where thg tcrins were favorablv
received.
.Mllwaukee and Toledo. hc said, were
about the only port? where the com?
mlttee did not carry through success'
ful negotlatlons for thc purehase of
the exlstlng lar?e tug lines.
''I oxamlm.-d the englnes. bollers.
bull. dlvlng suits and other equlp?
ment of each tug," said Captaln Da?
vldaon. "and said that we were not
golng to steal the tugs, but would
glve a good prlce for them, and want?
ed theni all. and that we were golng
to bave all ihe shlpowners on the Iake?
Interested. but no outslders."
According to Captaln Davldson. it
wai he who Intltiated and pushed
through n deal In 19W) to bave the
Oreat Lakea Towlng Company buy out
the Mnytham Tiipr I.ine at Buffalo,
whlcli competed wlth the Oreat ijikes
Company fnr one season and caused
a reductlon of prlces.
SERIOUS CHARGES MADE
IJnfiks of Concern MIcftrH ?o Hnve
flern ? li;,iiK<-d I'riiiiiliil'-ni l> .
Camden, N. J., December 21.?Se
r.'ous etiarges are contalned in an affl
davlt filed wlth Vlce-Chancellor Uam
Ing here to-day by counsel for the
Stockholders' Protective Commlttee.
whlcli Ls npp'ying for the appolntment
of a recelver for the Amerlcan Mllllnn
Company, Fred Manron. formerly prl?
vate secretary to W. \V. Glbbs. of the
Marsden Company. whlch was taken
over by thc Amerlcan MUllnc Com?
pany. a Sn.5On.O00 corporatlon. alleged
that he was "'Instructed to alter the
books of the concern so that a proflt
could be shown," and avers that when
he "refused. the books were altered
by a bookkeeper under orders of the
board of dlrectors."
The hearing on the p.stltlon for a
recelver wlll be heard by the vice
rhaneellor on Tuesday next. The stock?
holders- petltlon alleges that "there
has been a loss occaaloned bv- waste
or mlsmanagoment of S1.S48.401 to the
Btockholdr-rp."
RUNS INTO GALE
"?teiiinrr lln ? . .. Unrd Time OettlnB
Unritc to Port. -
Boston. Mass.. December 21.?In a
wireless dlspatch received to-nlght the
steamer North star. New York for
F'ortlami. ?? hicli at noon to-day picked
ii;. H- mis&lng ConaoIIdatlen Coal
Comptiny '.argr. No l'J, reported run
nlng Into a heavy gale. durlng which
the hawaer towlng the barge twlce
parted. Tbe message said the North
"*tar was standincr by the barge wlth
little chance of belng able to bring
it to f'ortland to-nlght.
Thc captain and four members of
the crew were stlll on the craft. but in
io immediato danger.
The recovery of the Consolidatlon
sarge stlll leaves three craft, wlth a
otal of fifteen men. missing. Thev
>re tlie British sehooner Laura C. Hall
ind the Malne schooners Marcus Kd
ivards and Mollle Rhodes.
CLASH WITH POLICE
? tudents Hefusr to nisprrsc nnd Fatal
Battle Follows.
Odessa, December 21.?An attempt by
he pollce to-day to disperse a stu
lents' meetinfi: In the preelncts of the
inlverslty led to a serlous riot. in
.vhieh one student was kllled, three
.vere wounded BJid others received
illglu wounds. Seven policemen were
loverely injured.
Durlng the course of the meeting
he pollce requested the students to
vlthdraw. In answer, a shot -was fired
n the alr. Thereupon the deaji called
lpon the prefect. and a stronR detaeh
uent of police and Cossacks surround
?d ihe universlty building. The pre
ect, while mountlng the steps, waa
rreeted with a volley of revolver shots
'rom all the wlndowB of the institu
:lon. The pollce replied with two
"olloys. Two hundred and thirty-flve
?tudents were. arrested.
.?-?-?
SENSATION IN WASHINGTON
Toracr Wylle nnd .Mrs. Phllip Hlch
born MlfKi-d to Have Eloped.
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
Washington. D. C'., December 21.?
'he most sensatlonal and shocklng
vent to Washington soclal and offlclal
Iroles in many years is thc alleged
lopenient of Horacc Wylle, wealthy
lubman, and Mrs. Phllip Hlchborn.
"hey are expected to arrlve ln Europo
o-morrow. Mr. Wylle has a wlfe and
our children and Mrs. Hlchborn a
usbandand young daughter. Strenuous
fforts are being made to conceal the
vent.
VETERAN IS CANED
Superintendent of Home Indlctcd for
Amiuult nnil lluttrry.
Atlanta, Ga., December 21.?Charged
rlth whlpplng an aged Confederate
eteran wlth a cane, a grand Jury
o-day indlcted Superintendent A. W.
i"orce, of the Confederate Soldiers'
tome here, for alleged assault and
?attory. M. C. Frew. an Inmate of
ho home, told the jury he waB caned
or calllng the superlntendont names.
___-?-? ?
BOY IS SENTENCED
lnst Serve Seven Vrnrs for Robhlng
1-ont-Onice.
Now Orleans. Dsu, December 21.?For
obblng the stamn drawer of tho post
lUce at Berwick, l.a., of SO in pennles.
larshall Boudreaux, aged fourteen, to
ay was sentenced by Judge Foster, ln
ho Unlted States Clrcult Court, to
even years in the Federal reforma
ory at Washington,
Tho boy pleaded guilty, and told the
ourt ho did not reallze the serlous
oss of hls crlme.
?-_ -,
REID ENTERTAINS
flloeri" of Fleet Are ('ueNt* of Anierl
cii n A inbii-.siii!or.
l.ondon, Decembor -21.?Ambassador
Vhltelaw Reirl gavo a brilliant dinner
hls ovenlng to tho admlralu, captalns
nd prlnclpal offlcers of the Amerlcan
attleBhlps. Among tho gue?ts presont
3 meot the vlsitors wero Lord Bras
ey, tho Duchess of Marlborough, Lady
Iharles Beresford, Lord and Lady
'orthcote and Mrs. Drexel,
After the dlnnor tho younger offlcers
nd many youm* women friends of tho
mbassodor and. Mrs. Rold came ln aud
njoyed a danc?, J^yi
BV FIILIING WALLj
Twelve MayBe Dead and i
Score Imprisoned
in Ruins.
THEIR RESCUE .
IS UNCERTAIN
One Wall of Destroyed Factory
Is Tottcring Over Place
Where Frenzied Efforts Are
Being Made to Release Vic
tims, and if It Goes All
Will Be Killed.
I'hiiiulolpblri, iirivmiirr 21.?Probably
twrlvr flrrmrn lost thelr llvfir to-nlght
In n firr ?hlch destroyed thp five-story
hrlek bulldlng of l). Frlrdlnndrr,
Irather dealer, IHO to ll^'O North Iln
rllrir Street. Morr tbnn n ncore of
i.thrrs hair l.li 11 llll.rn l? I]., *|ll IIII s,
nn.l 14 In rstlnintril Unu nt lenst twelve
nrr ntIII ln thr rtilnn of the structure.
Of (hose tnken to thr hoxpltnln hnlf
il do/,-,, hnir frneturrrl Hkulln nnd nre
Inti-rnn II, Injnrrd. 'I'hrlr chnnee* of
rrrovrrj- nrr nllKht.
Korir Krii.-.e Denii.
Phlladelphla, Pa.. December 21.?
Four flremen are known to be dead,
iwenty are thought to be buried in
the rulns. and twelve others are in
hospitals as the resuit of a flro to
nlght ln the leather factory of Free
lander & Company, 11]*? to 112n North
Bodlne Stroet.
It was flrst reported that Chlef Bax
ter. of thc fire department. was among
;hos? stlll In the rulns, but. whlle ho
ivas Injured. he escapod being carrled
Ic-wn by the falllng walls.
Whlle the flremen w_tc fightlng th-:
iames from the roofs of adjolnlnw
Iwelllng houses, tho south wall of thc ,
.!g hullding crashed oown on them. ?
\t the time there were at least thlrty- ! '
ive men on these buildings. and allj,
vere carrled down. Four of th.- oti-l
ortunate men later were taken outp
lead. Twelve were able to oxtri-j
:ate themselves from the mass of j j
iricks and twlsted Iron glrders. but ;
t '.= thought thal twentj me., aro itlli'H
n the rulns. All of these are not dearl i '
ir seriously Injured. Some of them'
ire able to talk wlth thelr brother fire-! :
nen, who are bendlng every effort ', >
escue them. ;
Th-? north wall of the burnfd struc
ure ls- stlll standlng. but lt may fall
t any moment. If such a calamlty
hould occur before the men are dug
.ut, it is probable that all wlll he
rushed to death.
Scorc of \ iiiiiuinr.i???* Ready.
Patrlck Carroll and George Slnnlsky,
f englne company No. 7, are among
he killed. These men were worklng
n a ladder whlch was leanlng against j
he south wall when It collapsed. More ,
ban a seore of ambulances are- at the
cene of tht- fire. and the doctors are,
rorklng >vith all their strength '.n alo?
ng tho flremen and pollcernen to re- !
easo the untortunate n:en. I
When Wllliam Olazler, one of thej
iremen, was rcscueJ from boneath the
ebrl?,. he wai almost frozen. Charles j
'.rderman, another fireman, w'r.ose body
ras beneath Glazler, was frozen ?>,-ff..,
'he lee nad caked on hls face, formtngj ,
pe'fect mr.ss.
John Carroll, a brother ot Patrlck j,
'arroll, and Marry Deherlet, both fire-; ,
nen, art- both allve. The men are con-j,
Inually talklng wlth the rescueis ^: 1, '
Irecting them In the removal pf ?eavy J
irders.
Three hundred pollcernen are new I
ndeavorlng to tear the north wall|
own so that lt may not fall ln upon;
hu men who are yet ln the vulns.
Flfteen Hulldlngn Miirn.
Jacksonburg, W. Va.. December 21.? i
'ire to-day destroyed ftfteeri. bulldlngs i
i the buslness distrlct. The loss ls !}
75.000 to J100.000, wlth but little in- I {
urance. The fire started in the res- ! t
mrant connected with the Elk Hotel, j i
ne of the largest bulldlngs ln the i a
jwn, and within a short tlme it had I
een reduced to ashes.
Sparks were carrled to the ware
ouses of J. C. Hill! whlch had a tar
aper roof. and ln a few mlnutes it
?as blazing tlercely. Because of the
ict that the town hns no protectlon
galnst fire the people were helpless.
Dynamita was used on some of the
ulldlngs ln the path of the flames,
ut this had little effect ln stopplng
s progress. ! t
The (lames were checked only nfter
ne-fourth of tho town had heen de- ! J
troyed. j \
LOUIS WEBER DEAD
ed Orohentrn nt Inaugural nnlln of
Buehnnnu aud I.incoln.
Washlngton. D. C, December 21.
ouls F. XV. AVobor, who enjoyed the
Isttnr.tlon of havlng led the orohostra
t the Inaugural ball of President Bll
lanan ln 1 So7. antl that of President;.,
lneoln ln 1801, dled at his home horo . a
.st nlght of apoplexy, nged seventy- j v
x yoars. Ile was a natlve of Baltl- |
:oro, and for a imarter of n century I t
as a member of tho famous Unlted ,
lates Marlne Bnnd. l ?
-0?- _ | |
Wlll Celehrate uilit, Birthday.
Montgomery, Aln,., December 21,
rs. Esthor Dcas, of Montgomery, wlll
ilebrato her 10-lth birthday ou Christ
af< Day. She wns born in Nortli Car'
lna on Blg .Coldwator Croek, Decem
ir 25, 180(5. She has been a resldent I
'. Montgomery for fortv-two years, j
id has a daughter llving who la
ghty-flvo years old. n
. ??.?.- } Q
Waa Alde t?> Sherldan. f
Altoona. Pa? Docembor 21.?Captaln t
tiarles A. Spanogle, an alde on Gen- n
?nl Phll Shorblan's staff during tho I s
Ivll War, and one of tha best-known ' r
anber men ln Central Pennsylvanla, I t
ed hero to-nlght, nged slxiv-piue ll
suro. ' lc
THREE ASPIRANTS
F
Lippitt, Colt and Brown
Would Don Al?
drich 's Toga.
CHANCES ARE
FOR DEADLOCK
Millionairc Lippitt May Win
Because Rcpublican Chest Is
Sadly in Need of Replenish
ing, but It Will Mean
Party Defeat at Polls
Next Fall.
[Special to Thc Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
Provldence, it- L, Dtcember sl.?
Wlth two Republtcans aml ,-t Dcmocra- '
tlc candldate lu the fleld for United
States Senator to succeed Nelson W.
Aldrich. present Indlcatlons polnt to ?
another dcad-locked session in 1911.
Henry K. Lippitt, general manager of
the Manvlllc Company, an.l one of the'
leading; vvoolen manufacturers of the I
country, is tlie machtne'a candldate,!
and Senator Aldrlch's cnoice, while a |
strong PrOgreBslve or Insurgont wing
uf the party has namod Judge LeBaron \
B. Colt, of-*the United States Clrcult |
Court. and brother of Colonel Samuel
fomeroy Colt, president ol the United
?jtates Rubber Company. as Its caridt- |
late. Judge Arthur L. Brown, of the '
United States Dlstrlct Court, ia the I
Democratlc choice. *tVltli a grand coin
Tiittee of 13S mornbers, seventy votea '?.
tvili be necessary to elect.
StroiiB for Colt.
Popular sentiment among the ranK ,
ind tiie of votcrs throughout the State |
s both antl-Aldrich and antl-Llppltt, '
ind strongly for Colt, but the party
.eaders belleve that thoy can awlng
Tiost of thc country towns und some ;
3f the city votea for Lippitt Nelther
>ide has ventured to give any estlmate
jf the number of voteu that the rr
jpective candldatee may bc expected to
:otnmand when the vote is taken on
lanuary 17. but the Lippitt n en place
ill their hopes on a caucuB prcvlons to j
:he day of electlon, even if the Colt,
'ollowers muster twenty-flve t thlrty i
.?otes. a posslblllty whlch the other!
'action admll ma> liappen, Tin Llp
)Itt men thlnk that thoy wlll still con
rol the eaucus and rorce tjic Colt men
nto line for th* other candidate. The
lemocrets wjll nitister fltty to fifty- |
>r.<- voti-s. itatlhg t!;r. i<kianet - > thr.
wo Republlcan factlons.
On thc- other hand. lf the Colt men !
refuse to bc hound by a eaucus the
ight may he dragged out throughout!
:hf*. entire session. Lippitt leaders bc-1
levc. however. that this will not hap
nen. They point to the fact that slnce
h<* death of General Charles B. Blay
ton tho party 1/ without a real head.
md con'sequently more or loss disor-,
sanized. They belleve. and hope to I
make the colt liT-n belleve, that if the '
atter cause a deadlock in the electlon
t wlll t-pell ruin for the Republicans
it the polls next year, polnting to thls
,-ear's narrow margln as a samplc of
ivhat may be expected unless the party
s solldly united next year.
They also express the bellef that
n case of a protracted llght durlng thc
session not enough votes could he held
:or Colt to deadlock the electlon for
ong.
lllir-.ll..ii of l'llliil-..
The whole matter as expressed by
>ne of the local leaders lnvolves into
i questlon of campaign funds for the
'uture. Colonel Lippitt, a mlllionalre,
ias the means to help out llberally in
he yearly campaigns. Judge Colt ls
lot so well equlpped with the slnews I
if war. In advocating Llppitt's elec- |
;ion, party leaders are looking to the
uturo wlien the war chest wlll need i
eplenishing, but thero is a wide- j
ipread feeling among the voters that
ils electlon wlll cause an uphoaval j
lext fall that wlll send overy Repub
ican State offlceholder out of office
,1
THOUSANDS DROWN
?'loods Drlvc Xutlve" to Robbery and
Murder.
Victoria, B. C, December 21,?News
i-iis brought by tho steamshlp Aymeric
o-day of floods that havo caused great
oss of llfe and of a. severe famlne in
ha Anhul provlnce of China. affecting
wo and a half mlllion persons. Rev.
3. C. Lobenstelno. a returning mlsslon -
ry from North Anhul. said;
''So desperate wore the people that
hoosands bantied together, robblng
ny who hnd food supplles, and for
reeks scarcely a night passed without
nany murders.
The Iloods caused great loss of llfe.
"he rapirl rise of water swopt away
c.ores of villages, thousands of per
ons belng clrowned. A rallroad en
Ineer reported that one of the bridges
icar there had beon choked up wlth
odles and ho had been iniprisoned two
ays tn the upper port of a temple
eforo belng rescued hy a boatman.
"The situation durlng the -ty-inter
?ill be terrlble?far worse than during
bo famlne three vears ago. The starv
ng can be reekon'od by hundreds of
tiousands nnd reliof eommttteos
bould bo organized at once,'*
MORE FRAUDS FOUND
u.itonis B-cncrtM Mnklag Invcatlaratlon
of New llevclutlons.
Washlngton, December 21.?Customs
xperts from the Treasury nnd speoial
gents of the Department of Justlce
ro now maklng nn lnvostlgatlon
?hleh promlses to add another chapter
i tlie story ot sugnr frnudH agalnst
iie g*6vornment.
An alleged abtise of the Ho-called
draw back" pflvileges, prlnclpailly at
ho port of N~w York, Is under rtgid
ivestlgation, and ono oftielul declares
ho revelatlon.-) promise to put tho
M'vlco ln posltlon to reeovor nearly as
nich as It did in the underweight
isoH, when more than $3,000,000 was
aid to tho Treaaury,
An, irnfnvorntile Yenr.
Boston. Mass., December 21.?Tho
iisslng yoar has been an unfavorable
ne for wool growors and wool matiu
ic.tururH allke throughout the coun
ry, due to agltatlon ovor the tarlff,
atural conditions whicli affoctotl
tieep-rnlsliig and hlgh prices, whicli
3stricted the market. acoordliiK to
io twenty-sooond annual wool review,
isiied tn-nlglil by the Natlonal As.{jxi
iiitlyn, uf. .Wool MtuiuXacturcrs,
ESCAPE CUT OFF;
300 MEET DEATH
Miners Entombed and
Killed by Terrific
Explosion.
FALLING WALLS
STOP RESCUEHS
Disaster Occurs Soon After Men
Enter Pit on Way to Work.
Crazed Wives and Children
Crowd Entrance, and City
Puts on Mourning
Garb.
ririiton, Knglnnrl, December Sl.? More
thnn three hundred mlner* I >-t thelr
llves to-dnj- lu nn rxploNlnn ln the l.lt- |
tlc llitlton Colllery of the llulton Col- j
Ilrry Company, whlct ln located n short j
dtotance nutnlde thin elty.
The explosion occurred early In the J
mornlng, soon after the mtnors had
entered the plt to begin work. Its
forco was terrific, nnd later Investiga?
tion showed that the lower pnssages
hnd been blocked. Horole efforts wero
mado by rescue partles all day long,
but a llorco flro whlch followed tho ex?
plosion prevontod tho rescuers from
penelratlng beyond 100 yards Into tho
workings.
At the moment of the explosion
flames spread through tho affected pas?
sage and smoke und poisonous gaa
fumes fllled the shaft.
t-lnrnpr by Shnft Cut Off.
The plight of the miners wns rentl
ereil moro desperate bya mlshap to tho
machinery of the shafts, where the
cages refused to movn for a tlmo, pre
ventlng a qulck escape and Interferlng
wlth tho ventllatlon. Tho rlslng gases
were checked by obstruotions and
drlvon back upon thc entombed men.
Meantimo the tlre raged flercely, and
it is supposed that many who wore not
kllled by noxlous fumes were burned
to death.
The rescuers were unablo to go dl
rect to the spot where the miners were
entombed, and there was some delay
whllo they sought access to the place
through adjolnlng leada
"Word of the accident was carried
qulckly to tbe homes of the miners,
and presently thousands of persons
surrounded the mouth of the colliery.
j\h always on thc occasion of such dls
asters. the anxlous throng Includcil
hundreds of half-crazed wlvos and
chlldren. and the pltlable scenea
familtar to coal mining dlstriots were
enactcd
The work ot resuce continued brave
ly amld dlscouraglng conditions. The
rescuers. wearlng helmcts foi thelr
own protection. went boldly into the
pit and succeoded in oxtlngutshing the
flames ln an area of 1S0 feet in length.
but eneountered heavy falls of coal and
slaok that had been looseno.1 from the
roof of thc mlne by tho explosion.
Seven Hundred ln Jeopnrdy.
For a tlme tho llves of 700 men *yere
in ieopardy. as a mlne communloatlng
wltb the one ln whlch the explosion
occurred was also damaged by tho
shock. and lt was somo tlme hofore Its
400 occupants could be reached and
brought to tho surface.
Ono of the elght miners who escaport
sald thnt the force of tho explosion was
such that thc llmbs of many were
Mown off.
The report was heard at points sev?
eral mlles distant. To-day thousands
of persons from the surroundlng coun?
try were still gathercd at the pit head.
The holiday garb of the clty has been
replaced wlth emblems of mourning.
At 3:30 o'clock to-nlght all the res?
cuers were called out of the mlne and
n conferenco was hold, at whlch Gov?
ernment lnspector Gerrard. the engi?
neers and tho mlne manager wero pres?
ent. TnBpector Gerrard lssued a report
after maklng a descent into the pit,
ln whlch he stated that it was lmposslble
that any of the miners are still allve.
He added that nothing could be done
except to brlng up twenty bodles found
lylng near tho shaft. Thls report was
eomniunlcated to the anxlous crowds
around the' plt mouth, after whlch the
Blshop of Manchester conducted a
touchlng servlce in the open air, and
the people slowly dispcrsed. No ex
plnnatlon is glven as the cause of the
explosion, w-hlch completely wrecked
the mlne.
Second Dlsnster.
Thls is the second great mlne disas?
ter in England thls year, an expdo
sion having occurred in the Welling
ton Colllery at Whlte Haven, Oumber
land. on May 12, in whlch 136 miners
were killed.
In all. the rescuers brought out elght
men, still llving. but the majority of
these were ln a serious condltlon from
tho noxlous gases. Ten bodles also
were removed. and twenty additional
bodles were found partly covered hy
heavy falls of.coal.
Late to-nlght the colllery fans were
started ngaln. and the alr was found
to ho falrly good. Arrangements were
then made for relays of rescuers ro
go Into the mlne every threo hou-s
throughout tho nlght. Towards mld?
nlght two more miners wero found
allve. They were terrlbly burned. and
are tn a critical condltlon. It was an?
nounced that forty bodles had been
collocled at thc bottom of the shaft,
and they wlll be brought up ns soon
aa posslble.
A lllck'er of hope stlll anlmates tL
ivHcuors that more men mny bo found
allve. rioctors. nur~.es and ambulances
aro stlll on tho se.cn-, nnd relatlve*,
mostly women, nro llngcrlng ln tha
vloinlty.
Among tlre Incldents wns tho death
of a rescuet", who, anxlous to renoh
hls tvo sons who were entombed, got
ln advance of hls oomrades nnd for
foitod lils llfe from afterdamp.
Tlie Klng has sent n t-iuchlng mes?
sage of sympathy.
LAWS FOUND GUILTY
They Are Held IlexponNlhle for Xew
Jeraoy'a lloloeauat.
iVowark, N. .1., Docomhnr 21.?Not tho
owners. teniints, ocoupants or bulldlng
inspoetors were responsible I'or tho
factory ilre here of a fortnlght ago, ln
whlch twenty-flve girls lost thelr llves,
but tlio laws of the .Slate of N'eu .Jer?
sey. Riich was th-. rtndjnti of a, eor
oaat'a iurj- .to-Oa'',
FILES FORFEITURE SUITS
Governmeni iickImn Clvil Actlon
ignlnnl DtlVeetl Hrnthcrs.
New Vork. December 21.?Tlie Fed?
eral government tiled nine complalnts
here to-day against Duveen Brothers,
the Internatlonal art dealers, ln a
series r,r clvil forfelturo suits uggre
gatlng ftpproxlmately (600,000, The
?"lils nre a SOqUel to the arrest ln
October <,t several members of the nrm
on charges of gross undervoluatlon of
linports.
The goods In'volved are all under
selzure, and to recover possession,
i '-ndlng decision of the Unlted States
Distrlct Court, thc defendants must
Me a hond for the full home value.
Whlch Includcs the forelgn value plus
; he cuatoms dues. The government
also has the right to sue for the for
felture of all goods sold by the Du
veens nnd now ln possession of thelr
eustomers, Includlng ma.ny promlnent
mllllonalres. ln cases where it Is shown
thnt thero was any defeetlon ln the
payment of duty. No such nctlon hns
yet bePTi broucht, hut It may bc cx
peeted,
The Duveen Brothers' list of eus?
tomers Includcs fievernl of the
wealthlest and best-known .-orinols
seurs of the country, and the prosectt
tion said to-nlght thnt It would take
ndvantnge of every legal aid to re?
cover frorn those who have beneflted
elther directly or Indlrectly by the al?
leged frauds, whlch thc government
estimated at $5,000,000 In full.
Henry J. Duveen, one of the flrm. ls
now ln Knglnnd. but has glven a 55,000
bond for hls appeirancc to face crim
innl charges.
MUST REDUCE RATES
I'orninl Ordern to Pullmnn Company
Are Announced.
Washlngton, D. C, December 21.?
Forninl orders were announced by the
Interstate Commeree Commission to?
day reduclng the prlce liorotofore ex
acted by the Pullman Company for up?
per bert*hH In sleeping ctfTS.
The order dlrects the Pullmnn Com?
pany "to fix rates upon upper bertlis
not exceedlng 80 per cent. of the rates
appllcable under tbe Pullman Conir
pany's tariffs upon lower berths, when
ever such lower berth rate 1? $1.75 or
over, and In cases where the lower
'borth rate Is $1.50 the upper berth
rate shall he flxed at a rate not to
- \ceed $1.25."
The reductlon of rates wlll bocome
ef'eetive not later than February 1,
1911, and must remnln ln force for
ai least two years.
???-. ?
RELEASED 0N BAIL
Godfrrj Wanted In Georgla on Serlous
Charge.
Washington. D. C, December 21.?
Wiley Godfrey. who has been under
arrest here. upon complalnt of the au?
thorities of Atlanta, Ga? where an ln
ductment for alleged assault, wlth In?
tent to murder, Is pendlng against him.
to-day was rcleased ln $500 ball ln
habeas corpus proceedings beforo Chlef
Justlce Clabaugh. of the Distrlct Su
preme Court. Godfrey wlll be given a
hearing January 3 next. when the
court wlll pass upon the requisltlon
papers forwarded by the Gcorgia au?
thorities. Godfrey, in 1509, it is al
loged, struck a man wlth a baseball
bat, was arrest ad and flned. Eater,
however. an Indlctment wns obtalned
against Godfrey.
M'ADOO IS GOING
Tnnnel-Rulldrr Wlll Uellrer Addrrsn
nl t'onirnrri-lnl Congress'.
Washlngton. D. C, December 21.?
William G. McAdoo. the tunnel-builder
of New York, formerly of Georgla, has
noUflod the executlve committee of the
Southern Commerclal Congress that he
wlll he present at the sessions of the
congress at Atlanta. March 8, 1011.
He wlll speak on some phase of
"Southern Transportatlon."
Dlrector .1. A. Holmes. of the Bureau
of Mlnes, wlll be chairman of the
section devoted to mlnes and mining
during the congress. Mr. Holmes Ls a
natlve of Laurens. S. C.
Arthur M. Harrls. of the flrm of N.
XV. Harris & Co.. bankers. of New
York, wlll address the congress on
"The Field for Southern Bonds."
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FATAL JOY RIDE
Girl In Killed and l i.nipnnlonM Are
Held for Murder.
New Orleans, La., December 21.?
Ivan Cox and Fred Goodyear to-day
were held for trial ln the Distrlct
I'Vlmlnal Court on the charge of mur?
der, growlng out of a joy rlde. whieh
proved fatal to Tessle Smlth, Tuesday
mornlng. Their machlne dashed Into
the old basln canal and the woman
was drowned.
This Is the second recent fatal auto?
mobile rido, whlch has resulted in
Goodyoat- being charged with murder.
Cox's bond was flxed at $10,000.
TAFT AS SANTA CLAUS
Presldent Will DUtrlbutr Turkeys to
White Houne Employes.
Washlncton, D. C. December 21 _
Presldent Taft wlll play Santa Claus
as usual this year ln givlng away
Christmas turkeys to all of the mar?
ried employes about the White House
and executlve oflices, including the po?
llcernen on duty in tlie White House
grounds. It wlll require 102 of the
holldny birds to flll all the baskets,
and the money outlay will be in the
neighbnrhood of $.'150. It ls a tlme
honored custom of Presidents to dls
trlbute turkeys at Christmas time.
BLUEJACKET KILLED
He In the Second Vlctim of Coal Gas
Explostons'.
Washlngton. D. C. December 21.?
Another blucjacket of the Atlantlc
fleet Is dead as the resuit of an ex
ploslon of coal gas. The accldent oc
?urred last Monday on board the Mlch
igan. off Cherbourg. The vlctim was
Benjamln .Inmes McCleary. a fireman
3f the second class, a natlve of Phlla
ielphla, who had heen ln the naval
service two years. A slmllar fatallty
:>ccurred on board tlie North Dakotii
last week.
INVESTIGATING FRAUDS
illlclnl of Suuar KrflnlnK Company
llcforc Grand Jury.
New Orleans, La.. Decepiber 21,?The
grand jury whlch has been Investi
rating alloged frauds In sugar Impor
atlons at this port fnr ten days had
-.efore It to-day as a wltness General
tlnnager Wtthorspoon, of the Louls
aiila propertles ot' tho American Sn
rar llellnlng Company.
XV. T. Donnlson. the spoclal asslst
mt to tho Attoruey-Go'neral, who had
i hand ln tho sugar frauds trlals In
\'ew York, assisted ln the examina
ion.
KILLS WITH;A KlsS
luther r,-,-.,.Ni-s Aclil-Tiilnlcil I.ips tn
Those nf Her llnh.v.
New Orleans, La., December 81.?
Vfter Bwallowln"- a largo doso of c?r
lollc aold nt her homo hero to-day,
drs. Mary Kadollch lay down on tho
led wlth hor llps Dressed to thoso of
icr livfi-dnyji-olil Infant, whlch she
Irmly elaspcd ln her arms When
Olind tho bnby was dead as thc resuit
if ahsorbtug the fresh aeld from her
p.othcr's llps, and Mrs. Kn.lnli-.-h waa
n u dylng coiulltion. Sha ls said to
lavo .|u;i!-fi..iii.i wlth ucr husbauil luat
Alfint, . - ? ^;.
RUKNIHGI RACE
WITHJARNEGIE
Rockefeller Has Not
Increased Total of His
Benefactions,
HIS LATEST GIFT
IS EXPLAINED
Ten Million Dollars Given to
Chicago University Comes
From Fund of $50,000,000
Formerly Set Apart tor
Education and Is Not a
New Endowment.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch. J
New York. December 21,?Fredcrlck
T. Gates, personal advlser of John D.
Rockefeller ln hls benefactions, point?
ed out to-day that the transfer of $10,
000,000 from the funds of the general
Education Board to Chicago Unlverslty
could In no way cripple the activltlest
of tin- board. Mr. Gates also made lt
plain tliat several of Mr Rockefeller**
recenl glfta to Chlcago Unlverslty, the
Rockefeller Instltute and to othor
P**rpo3os. wro nnt ln fact new gifts,
but deslgnations by hlm of the use*
to whlch a part of tho funds in tho
hands of tho General Educatlon Board
should bo put. lt wa.s mado equally
plain, howover. tliat there had been no
change of policy, and no lmpalrment of
those resourccs of tlie general board,
whlch up to now lt could ernploy.
"What. Mr. Rockefeller did ln the
flrst place," aald Mr. Gates. "was to
give the General Kducation Board $&0,
OOO.omi. Of this sum he set apart $30.
000,000 for thc excluslve purposes of
the general board, the Income of which
the board could spend at pleasure, and
tlie prlnclpal Itself oould. under certaln
prosorlhed conditions, be dlstributed by
a two-thlrds vote of all memers of tho
board after duo notice had been glven
ot thc meetlng at whlch the matter
was to come up
'? ii'i'.'il to Make Sure.
"In regard to the remainlng $20,000,
000, Mr. Rockefeller expressly ntipulat
ed that he, ln his lifetlme, and hls son
thereafter, should have sole rlght to
deslgnate Its uses, hoth prlnclpal and
Income. lt was Mr. Rockefeller's pur?
pose all along to admlnlster this fund
hlmself, hut life ls short and um-ertain.
and the funds were put ln the hands
of tho general board so that ln tho
event of the sudden death of both hlm?
self and hls son, the money would reach
the educatlonal ends for whlch the
donor had designed it."
Mr. Gates here pointed out that Mr.
Rockefeller had sevoral tlmes heforo
nvalled hlmself of the privllege of
dlstrlbutlng thc prlnclpal of thla spe?
cial $20,000,000 fund.
"Mr. Rockefeller," said the advlspr,
"has more than once made contrlbu
tlons of from $2,000,000 to $1,000,000
from this fund to tho Chicago Unlvers
lty, and hls latest gift of $3,000,000
to $'.000,00n to the Rockefeller Instl?
tute for Medical Resenrch was from
thls fund. Now. nll Mr. Rockefeller
has done Is to Inform thc unlverslty
trustees that hc Is going to give them
from what remalns of the fund. $1,000,
000 a year for ten years, and when that
Is done ho ls golng to qult."
By thls explanatlon Mr. Gates made
It plain that Mr. Rockefeller isn't run
ning any race with Mr. Carut-gie in
making great henefactlons. The effect
3f Mr. Gates's explanatton, In fact, will
be to reduce the aggrcgate of Mr.
Rockefoller's known benefactions from
"13-1,000,000 to about $111,000,000, as
tgainst Mr. Carnegie's $1SS,000,000,
eavlng Mr. Carnogie $73,000,000 in tha
oad of hls nearest competltor.
1'nder Wrong Inii>re**"?lon,
Under the. impression that severat
of Mr. Rockefeller's recent gifts havo
come from sdurccs Independent of his
previous designations of income-bcar
Ing securlties, the newspapers hava
been making up their totals of hla
contributlons by addlng ln both tha
smaller gifts and tlie $20,000,000, which
lncluded tTiem as well.
Mr. Gates said that only about $'-'.
000,000 remalned of the $20,000,000, but
that ho had no Idca what Mr. Rocke?
feller had ln mlnd to do wlth lt.
Mr. Gates corructed the statement
ln some papers tliat Mr. Roekefellei'
sver had promised to glvo tne Chicago
Unlverslty $25,000,000, as he has done.
"Mr. Rockefeller never mado any*
such promise," Mr. Oates said, "and not
untll he slgned that letter to thn
trustees on December 13 announciiig
hls tlnal gift, did even hls most con
lldential friends have any idoa how
much lie expected to deslgnato as hls
ilnal contribution. Certalnly, tho trus?
tees did not know, and it ia doubtful
if Mr. oRckefeller iiimself knew untll
shortly before ho wrote the letter."
Mr. Gates talked very freely about
the crtt&Isriis to tho effect tliat Mr.
Rockefeller had run the university aa
his own; that he had . employed pro?
fessors ho llked, and dischargod those
ie dldn't like, nnd liad throttled free
looni or' thought and speeeh. rellglous
ind othor wise. ou tho part of the pro?
fessors. oNl ono word of the things
md evar beon true. Mr. Gates sald;
Merely Houornry Poaltlon**,
"John O. Rockefeller, Jr., and ray
ielf," he said, "havo been Mr. Rocke
'eller's represeutatlve on thu Chlcago
joard of trustees, and wo havo never
itteinlod more than ono meetlng of
ho bonrd, I havo boen a trustoo
.wetity yoars, but havo ationded but
mo meeting in nll thnt timc. Then [
tappened to bo In Ch'cago when tho
>oard met. It was a more chance, aml
io you soo that our connection witli
ho unlvorslty has beon chlefly hon
trary, Now, Mr. Rockefeller g-lyea thn
ichool $10.0000,000, atld ono would
hink tliat bo would ask for several
nore reprosentalivos on tho board, so
hat he could control lt, but what doea
io dO? IIo wlthdraws tho only twq
ie had."
Mr. aates recalled tlio case of u,
irot'essor who wa:: forced out of tha
inlverslty for "heresy," lt was alleged,
"Mitnv people, and thls ousted pro
ossor ln particular, sald Mr. Kucke->
ellot", had hud thls man throw 0Ut|
or personul uratlfloatlo'n, l know lt
,. i?. .-m absolute fact tliat Mr Roeki*
eller luul never lieard of this man ln
il.s lifo until after iii" trustees' action
uui been takon aud tlio man was ..ut. '
Mr. Gates also Hhowed how Mr,
/UKkcigUi-iv had foaml th*t, Un* uacuri

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