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Sleepy Philadelphia Scene of Wile
Disorder When Street Car Men
Quit Work
TroJIeynicn Demand Wage Increase
Quitting Work Suddenly
When It Is Refuced
Philadelphia Feb 19 Coming when
least expected a strike was declared
against the Philadelphia Rapid Transit
company by the Amalgamated Osso
elation of Street and Electric Railway
Euiplojes this afternoon and tonight
the police and firemen wero busy
handling turbulent crowds
Two cars were burned a score of
cars were attacked forcing their
crows to abandon them and numerous
arrests were made
Except In the center of the city
street car service was almost at a
standstill Cars running through tho
ccntial sections wero heavily pro
Great crowds collected near the
burned cars and for a time It was
fcorcd a riot would follow Firemen
were ordered to turn their hoso on
Hie crowd and the mob quickly scat
tered Many passengers wore struck
In missiles but no one was oorloualy
Tin1 strike Is the second Inaugurated
by the trolley men In a year The
men asked an Increase In wages and
wanted tho company to recognize no
other union but the Omalgonwted as
sociation The union leaders charged
that a rival organization had been put
lu the field to defeat tho Omnlgamated
nssociatlons campaign for better work
ing conditions The company declin
ed to recognize the Amalgamated as
sociation exclusively Tho break In
tho negotiations camo on Thursday
and last night and today 200 men wore
dismissed for the good of tho ser
vice This aroused tho indignation
o the men and they began turning
In their cars about 1 oclock News
oulckly reached headquarters with the
jesult that a strlko order was in
taantly Issued
The greatest difficulty was expe
rienced from live to seven oclock
when thousands of peoplo found It
Impossible get a foothold on the
cars and were compelled to walk
Thousands refused to ride cars fearing
The police and entlro floredepart
menls In anticipating a strike had
leen on a war footing for a month
end were ready for business when the
trouble came today Tho moment the
fact that a strike had been called
reached city hall the police piano
plans were placed in operation
Mounted police were assembled In the
clt > hall court yard and squads or
men and firemen also wore put on
nollce and firemen were assigned to
the various barns In tho city Police
cars to protect men who desired to
remain at work
I In the HallsI
of Congress
Washington Feb 19The Indian
appropriation bill occupied the atten
tion of the house for six hours today
Most of the debate was upon an
amendment for the abolition of Indian
> 7crchouses in Now York Chicago
St Louis Omaha and San Francis
co The house adjourned until Mon
day without taking action on that
question The senate was not In ses
Court at Billings Adjudges
Northern Pacific Guilty of
u Violating 16Hour Law
Billings Mont Fob 191n a test
ease tried In the district court today
1eloro Judge Sydney Sonncr the
Northern Pacific railroad was ad
Judged guilty of violating tho sixteen
hour law of the Mate of Montana
Thlch provides that no employe of a
L railroad may work more than sixteen
ongocutlvo hours
The case wns tiled by Attorney
General Albert J Galen and was tried
to lest the validity of the law
It is charged in the petition that
A 1 Johnson a freight conductor
J was ordered to work from D oclock
1011 the evening of October 0 100U
iitil shortly aftor noon the following
i Joy without any just cause such an
< i ivnck washout storm or other un
iYldable clrCumHtance
Thf jury after deliberating for
bout an hour returned a verdict of
n lIUr nnd left the penalty to ho Jlxod
uy the court I
As the case was tried merely to test
i tile validity of tho law the penalty
hich could by law haw boon a flue
iOf from 100 to 5iO vas fixed at the
iinlnlniuin The defendant was given
Odays In which to lllc a bill or ex
if Some arc BO anxious about tholr
dings tIle r never get around to mak
lUg a beginning
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O Wllington Kas Feb 19 0
O Just because William Stotler 0
O a newspaper man happens to 0
O be the polico Judge here that 0
O did not excuse him from ar 0
O ralgnlng himself In hla own 0
O court on a charge of disturbing 0
I 0 thu peace after ho had engaged 0
O in a fight with J L Ferguson 0
O today 0
O Immediately after the fight 0
O Stotler summoned himself In 0
O to court 0
O Have you been fighting 0
O he asked hlmscfl 0
O Yes ho answered 0
O Bul Judge I O
l O Tut tut interrupted tho O
O Judge O
O Ill fine you five and costs O
O Ferguson was then arraign O
O ed by Judge Stotler and fined O
O the same amount O
O Stollor also Is the city edl O
O tor of a Wellington paper O
O The fight started over a O
O story Stotler wrote about For O
O gtison O
South Carolina Senator Shows
Improvement Encouraging
Anxious Ones
Washington Feb 19Tho condi
tion of Senator B R Tlllman of
South Carolina who is critically ill
with paralysis and ajhasla was a
little more encouraging tonight
While his case continues to be ex
treme grave his chances for recov
ery are said by attending physicians
to ho better than ever
This gleam of hope homo of tho
fact that tho vital organs of tho sen
otor not directly affected by tho stroke
of paralysis are performing their
functions admirably has given his
relatives and friends the greatest en
couragement thoy havo received In
tbe last fortyeight hours
Following consultation Doctors
Babcock and Pickford tonight issued
the following bulletin
Senator Tlllman hag not lost any
ground during the day The tempera
ture 9SC pulse 74 resporatlon IS
The character of his hearts action is
excellent He Is fully conscious and
writes wjth his left hand Bodily func
tions morn
lions normal Outlook more encour
aging than 24 hours ago
New York Congressman Says
Ballingers Office Makes
Big Mistake
Washington Feb 19At the time
when the department of the interior
IB under the gravest of charges and
under a cloud those recommendations
should not havo weight hero declared
Representative Fitzgerald of Now
York today In opposing an amendment
to tho Indian bill for the abolition of
Indian warehouses
The proposed change in the method
of making purchases for the Indian
I office had tho approval of the secre
tary of tho Interior The amendment
waR proposed by Chairman Burk6 of
he committee which reported tho mea
sure to the house
By Its terms five Indian ware
houses at New York St Louis Chi
cago Omaha and San Francisco
would not be maintained unless tho
secretary of the Interior should deem
it advisable to do so
Now tills new secretary continued
Mr Fitzgerald with a desire to im
prove the public service in so many
ways and while he Is being investi
gated under charges should not bt
cited hero upon proposed legislation
the only effect of which will bo to
Introduce to the Indian service tho
I most extensive system of graft and
fraud which tho country has ever ex
Mr FHzgoralda reference to the
secretary of the Interior was made
near the end of a three hours debate
on the amendment effecting Indian
warehouses in which Reprosontatlve I
Parsons and Fitzgerald of Now York
Bartholdt of St Louis Hitchcock of
Nchrauka Kahn of California upheld
existing warehouse systems while
Representatives Burke of South Da
kota Miller of Minnesota and Saun
dom of Virginia were prominent In
advocating its abolition
Johnson Pa Feb 1SElght per
vons all prominent wcro Injured
oarly today when their two horse I
HlelRh slid from a twentyfoot em I
bankment Horses and sleigh fell on i
top of the pnueengers who landed In I
snow drifts In a ravine Six aro in a I
ecrlmis condition 1
Vigo SpaIn Feb IS Former Presi
dent Zcliiya of Nicaragua who arrived
hero yesterday left today for Madrid <
W r
Dr Davis Kinley Issues Mono
graph Saying 50 Per Cent of
Retail Trade is on Paper
Banks of Wyoming Showthc Highest
Percentage of Checks in
UrHed States
Washington Feb 19Wc are justi
fied In concluding that 50 100
or per
cent of the retail trade of the country
is settled by means of chocks and
other credit Instruments Over 90 per
cent of the wholesale trade Is dono
with credit Instruments
i Such arc tho conclusions of Mr
Davis Kinley of tho University of Ill
inois expressed In a monograph which
the National monetary commission
I will Issco In a day or two under the
title of Tho Use of Credit Instru
ments In Payments In tho United
In 1909 Mr Kinloy made an Investi
gation of this subject through the In
strumentality of tho commission and
the comptroller of tho currency In
terrogatories wore sent to all kinds of
The aggregate retail deposits on
March 6 1909 tho day of which the
banks were requested to report their
detail deposits showed some Interest
ing facts according to Mr KInloy
Tho larger amount of deposits was
in tho returns of tho national banks
whero the percentage of checks was
747 tho highest shown by any clan
of hanks Tho loan and trust com
panies were next with 737 par cent
but their total deposits wore only
about oneeighth of those of tho na
tional banks
Tho third In order of percentage was
tho stato banks and tho percentage
of credit paper In their deposits was
70 in deposits amounting to about
40 per cent of tho national banks
The private banks with leas than a
I million dollars deposits showed 634
per cent of checks while the stock
tavlngs banks with deposits of less
than 400000 showed 641 per cent
In checks The mutual savings banks
showed 12 3 per cent in checks In de
posits of less than 15000
The highest percentage of checks
employed In the retail deposits was In
banks of Wyoming There the ratio
was S370 per cent Now York came
next with 806 por cent and Oregon
third with SOl per cent The only
two states that showed a percentage
of checks less than CO per cent wore
Maine where tho percentage was
5S 8 of deposits reported and Rhode
Island whero it was 565
Dr Kinley says the use of checks
Is promoted in a measure by the pay
ment of wages In checks Of weekly
pay rolls reported by the banks 70
per cent were in checks
The transaction of so large a vol
ume of business by checks Is an ole
ment of danger in times of strin
gency and crisis says Dr Kinloy
In such times tho uncancelled bal
ances of credit transactions create a
larger demand for money but the habit
of settling by check has meant to take
the available amount of money at a
Consequently there ought to be
some means of supplying additional
currency when credit as a means of
payment diminishes This currency
ought to bo as safe and as uniform
as tho ordinary currency
The volume of credit transactions
very likely tends to Increase as the
populations and business grow It docs
not Increase uniformly however but
by movements the rato of increase or
credit transactions as compared with
the whole volume of business grows
as It were by Jerks and at a de
creasing rate
President White Declares Against
Evils Before House Commit
tee on Agriculture
Washington Feb 19 Disapproval
of corners and possible censorship of
market letters figured In the days
hearing of tho opposition of the anti
option bills before the house com
rniUco on agriculture Tho ethics of
corners and of market letters sent
broadcast by members of exchanges
was discussed by President White of
the Chicago board of trade He dls
approved of corners an wrong detri
mental to the exchange and disturb
ing to boniness
While the amount of buoiness done
where there was a corner vas small
compared to tho total amount of busi
ness on the board tho corners ho
skid attracted moro attention than
tho regular operations
Mon who have been successful In
corners ho Bald can bo counted on
the fingers of two hands Loiter lost
Mr White said the Chicago board
of trade recently considered a prO
posed amendment to Its rulings de
signed to prevent corners and penal
izing any one defaulting In tho ful
fillment of his obligations to deliver
The change wan voted down on the
contention that It might work so flU
to Impair the sttnctty of contracts
I I think ho added that sentiment
IB getting around 10 the point where
something along that line boon will
bu adopted I
Ballinger Pinchot Investigation
Committee Adjourns After Day
of Examination
Chief Forester Who WaG Wanted on
Stand Falls to Appear Wit
nesses Corroborate Glavlo
Washington Fob 18The case for
the prosecution In tho DalllngerPln
chot Inquiry practically has been i
closed When the committee adjourn I
ed today until Friday Mr Brandeis
stated there was some corroborative I
evidence yet to be produced and that
Gifford Pinchot probably would want
to make a statement before he could
announce his case wan ended
Mr Pinchot was to have taken the
ntand this afternoon but ho could not
be found in the luncheon recess
Tho das proceedings began with
the unexpected announcement that
tho cross examination of Louis R
Glavis was ended Henry M Hoyt
attorney general for Porto Rico was
called to tho stand to corroborate
that portion of Glavls testimony In
which ho told of seeking the advice
of Mr Hoyt In Washington In May
1909 after First Assistant Secretary
of the Interior Plerco had rendered
an opinion which Olavls thought
would permit tho Cunning claims In
Alaska to go to patent
Mr Hoyt told of bow doeply wor
ried Glavls seemed to boat this limo
nnd said that before going to Attor
ney General Wlckersham he and Cia
vis had discussed tho advisability of
taking tho matter up directly with
the president Mr Hoyt also testi
fied to the good character of Glavls
saying ho had known him for a num
ber of years and he had told tho at
torney general that Glavls was an
honorable upright young man The
only other phase of the case to which
Mr Hoyt directed his testimony had
tl do with tho Wilson coal land cases
lo which ho acted as special attorney
for tho United staten Glavls testi
fied ho had hoard the name of R A
Balllnger an attorney for some of
tho Wilson claimants been left
out of tho court record by stipulation
of counsel Hoyt said It was at his
personal suggestion and without tho
knowledge of Mr Balllugcr that tho
stipulation had been entered Into As
a matttor of fac however Mr Bal
lingers name did appear fifteen or
twenty times hi tho testimony giv
en Mr Hoyt said a search had been
made for tho alleged escrow agree
ment which Mr Balllngor is said by
Glavla to have drawn up and which
according to Glavls constituted a
criminal act but that it could not
bo found and the only evidence as to
Its existence was an informal state
ment by ono of the witnesses who
at the trial denied the existence of
such an agreement The remainder
of tho day was taken up with the In
troduction of documentary evidence
by Mr Branders who read such ex
tracts as he considered of peculiar
Interest to tho committee These
consisted largely of references In the
agents reports to conversations or
interviews with Mr Balllnger as
commissioner of the land ofllco on the
subject of the Alaska claims This
was done the attorney said to show
that Mr Balllngor had been actively
interested in these cases before ho
left the land office and acted as at
torney for some of the claimants
He also read from a statement by
H H Schwartz chief of the field
service that It was at Mr Balling
ers direction In January 1908 that
tho Cunningham claims were ordered
to be clearlisted for patent This
was withdrawn after Glavls had been
notified and had protested
Mr Branders accompanied tho in
troduction of the documents with a
Bort of summing up statement In
which he said it was claimed Mr Bal
linger had acted on favorable re
port by Special Agent Lovo He thon
read a letter from Love to Commis
sioner Dennett of the land of lice In
which Love denied that his report of
August 2 1907 favored thin clearlist
ing of the clainiR This report ho
said suggested the advlsabllltv of
further InvesVJsaaon although pre
viously ho had recommended clear
Spokane Wash Fob 19trs C F
lUils a pioneer resident of Spokane
living at Fifth avenue and Crestline
street has regained her sight follow
ing an operation for plnuconu ono of
the difficult diseases of the aye with
which occulluts have to deal Tho op
eration performed at tho Deaconess
hospital in this city consists of rais
ing the eye ball and making an incis
ion to permit the fluids to escape
Tho disease usually Inrcaulta In total I
blindness The first state Is a so
called smoky vision caused by harden
ing eye balls arid thon periods or I
blindnpat following visions of irrldob
ont light A sudden shock and fre
quently without cause Is followed by
blindness Mrs Uhls was under hos
pital treatment less than a week and
it now at her huino The operation
wns the first of Its kind performed In
I tills part of tho northwest and was
fiuccrnsfiil In every way in that the
womans night has been restored and
0hp sees bettor than at any time dur
ing the last 20 years While giving
ovory credit to the occullst Mrs
Uhlu eays hor prayer for eight was J
answered from heaven
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Manager Beroh of Guggenheim
Morgan Syndicate Before Sen
ate Committee
Explanations of Alaska Coal Mine Op
erations Attract Attention aa
to Copper Holdings
Washington Feb 19Tbe senate
committee on territories today fur
nished an attraction In the way of
tho devlopment relative to Alaska
cal lands which fairly entitled It to
rival in interest the BalllngerPlnchot
Investigation Manager Stephen Birch
of the GuggenheimMorgan Alaska
syndicate again was the witness
Ho reeled off figures concerning tho
value of coal In tho Cunningham and
the Alaska Coal and Copper mines
that were quite calculated to cause
heads of the mombers of the commit
tee to swim Placing the tonnogo In
the Cunningham mines at fifty mil
lions ho Bald that the total could
probably be taken out so as to net
a nroflt of 525000000
Output Two Hundred Million
Thlo statement taken In connec
tion MMth the fact that the syndicate
had agreed to pay only 250000 for
half of the property aroused much
Interest Mr Birch placed tho prob
able output of the entire Bering river
coast district of which the Cunning
ham group Is a port at five hundred
million tons with a net value of 200
000000 and a gross value of 5000
But there was another portion of
Mr BIrchR testimony which attract
ed oven more attention than that re
lating to coal mines It had reference
to his efforts to extend the holdings
of the Alaska Coal and Copper com
pany In the Bonanza group of Copper
claims before It was acquired by tho
Guggenheim Morman syndicate
Responding to questions from Sena
tor Frnsler Mr Birch Bald some of
the land now embraced in that group
bacTboon located by hlmsolf throu tr
the use of his own name and the
names of other stockholders of tho
Frazier Discovers DummieD
Did tho company furnish the
money to pay for the claims asked I
Mr Froslor
Mr Birch responded that it had
done eo and mentioned come of the I
stockholders whose names had been
so used
They were more dummies were
they not asked the Tennessee sen
ator No indeed responded the
They wore Interested in the prop
erty I located a claim myself I
Wau there an understanding with
the company that these claims should
be turned ovcr2 Mr Frasler asked j
There was no such understand j
ing was the reply
I was thbre as manager and 11
went ahead and mado the locations to
protect the company I
Asked If ho had received any com
pensation for this service Mr Birch
replied that ho hod not except Inso
far l1J he had received pay for his
general work for the company I
Comollod With Law
Tho land was desirable and the
law was compiled with in all our pro
ceedings he said Testifying con
cerning the GuggenheimMorgan op
tions on the Cunningham mines Mr
Birch said it covered only a half In
terest the Cunningham people re
taining tho remainder
Tho syndicate hud agreed he said
to pay 260000 and to furnish the
transportation The company was to
be capitalized for 5000000 Ho es
timated it would cost 1 75 per ton to
mine the coal and was of the opinion
that it could be marketed at a profit
of 50 cents por ton
Some veins in the Guggenheim
group were he Bald ten or twelve
feet wide but still wore not BO largo
as veins In some other mines In tho
district He denied emphatically that
the syndicate had used any Influence
to have the patents to tho mines Is
Interested of course wo are but
we have not tried to Influence the
Mr Birch denied that tho syndicate
never hod employed a lobbyist to rep
resent it In Washington and he made
tho denials specific as to Governor
Hoggatt dclcgntc WIckersliam and
Major Richardson of the army who
has boon stationed In the territory
many yearn in charge of road work
Ho said that after he
He said that after he left the
bench and before he was elected to
congress Judge Wlckersham had
made application that had not been
favorably acted upon
Mr Wlckcraham who was present I
read Ills lottor requesting employ
ment In It he stated morely that
having loft tho bench he was In a
position to represent the company If
his service ho desired I
He staled ho had read the letter to
make It plain he had not tried to hold
up tho combination Delegate Wick
ersham had denianded the right to
examine Mr Birch but tho com
mittee ruled that he could ask his
questions only through tho commit1
tee ItBelf Aftqr the explanation con
corning his application for employ
ment as counsel be did not press
his request
I At Washington Commander Peary
said last night that he has no knowl I
edge of an expedition to ho made next
Hummer by bin assistant Prof Donald I
B McMillan and Capt Robert Dart
lott ty obtain ISsklmoa and dogs from I
Ktah fop tho coming American Ant1
arllc exposition
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Important Testimony Withheld in
Idaho Fraud Trial and
Case Postponed
Boise Idaho Fob 19An early ad
journment was taken in the Ketten
baohKeaterDwyer land fraud trial today
day bocauso of unexpected turn of
Rowland A Larbdln one of the gov
ernments most Important witnessed
invoked his constitutional right to re
fuse to testify o the ground that he
would self be giving evidence against him
Larbdln is under Indlcement for
perjury in connection with making
proof on an entry Involved in the cato
at bar
Judge Dietrich sustained him in his
position and Assistant Attorney Gen
oral Gordon asked for an adjournment
until Monday which was granted
Larbdln at the former trial of Kot
lonbach KoBter and Dwyer testified
to having made prior arrangements
with the defendants v to eutl on
tho land and disposition of tho claims
I Is this point of prior arrangement
that the government must prove un
der tho ruling of Judge Dietrich Gor
don Intimated In court today that only
a few more witnesses would bo exam
ined by the government
Men Women and Children Piled
in Tangle When Floor of Thea
ter Breaks Down
Johnstown Pa Feb 19Fhe hun
dred persons attending a theater at
Patton near Johnstown tonight wore
rcciplutcd into the basement of the
building when the floor collapsed at
a fire One person was killed
Men women and children were
struggling in tho debris Then adding
I to tho panic firemen were forced to
turn streams of water Into the base
ment whore the crowds was strug
gling to cccapo the flames
Tho fire started In the basement
when the theater was filled with I
watching a moving I
persons movinG picture
show By the time smoke began to I
appear In tho room the floor had boon I
weakened by the flames and when
the rush for the doors begun the floor I
collapsed allowing tho struggling
crowd to drop in a mass to the base
ment I
While ono body has been recovered
a score of the rescued are Injured
seriously several fatally while hard
ly a person In the building escaped I
without bruises and scratches
In tho rush for tho exits two coal
stoves were overturned Many vieI
thus escaped by climbing out of the I
basement to safety but many were j
caught under tho timbers and tramp j
led by those who had been thrown j
on op In the collapse
Many victims were pinned down I
arId unable to extricate themselves
and wore rescued by volunteers the
crowds attracted by the crash and I
screams of tho victims under the
ruins almost tearing the building to
piece In removing the Injured
Twenty degrees below zero the
coldest weather of the winter was re
corded at Yankee Run Bottom Ponn I
fiylvanla yesterday In and about
Sharon grecs below tho temperature wan 1 de j
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Strychnine in Great Quantity
I Found in Stomach of Chris
man Swopo
Grand Jury Maintains Secrecy But
Story Same as That Given
in Evidence
Kansas City Mo Feb 19Strych
J nine In far greater quantities than is
i usually administered In medicinal
1 doses has been found In tho stomach
I and liver of Chrsraan Swope and n
I the contents of tho stomach of Miss
Margaret Swope according to a spe
cial received from Chicago today
i This Infrmatloon was given out b
an assistant in the Rush Medical col
lege laboratory I wan there that Dr
i Walter S Haines and Dr Ludwig
Hcktoen and Dr Victor Vaughn work
ed on the Swope mystery In the ah
eonce of these men who are here
teslfylng before a grand jury that Is
Investigating the case the assistant
I revealed the story of the findings of
1 the scientists In the two capes upon
which no official report has been
I I was In this sro laboratory that
tho stomach and liver of Thomas II
Swope was examined and it was de
I termined that there was poison In his
None of the examinations have been
finished That IB
an absolute quanti
live analysis has not yet been made
The scientists have progressed far
enough however so that they are
convinced that neither Thomas E nor
Chrismnn Swope would have dtod
when they did had It not been for
Strychnine is moro apparont in the
viscera of Chrlsman Swope than in
that of Thomas B Swope When the
examination of Thomas E Swopos
stomach was made poison was found
but In such minute particles that an
examination of tho liver was necoc
faary to determine whether enough
death strychnine had been given t cause
In neither tho case of Miss Margaret
nor Chrlnma Swope could tho styoh
nine have been present a a result
of hypodermic Injections for medi
cinal purposes Even if the strych
nine bad been given repeatedly
enough of the poison could not bavo
been placed in circulation by that
method to have caused tho deposits
found in the ejecta of Miss Margaret
Ewopes stomach and the liver of
Chrisman Swope it Is said
Although the greatest secrecy Is be I
ing maintained regarding tho testi
mony of the physicians before the
grand jury It Is understood that the
story of tho laboratory assistant
tho same as that told by physicians
today before the grand jury
The Wolf and Gang of Six
Alien Criminals Given
Severe Sentences
New York Feb 19Lupo the
to l socalled chief of tho Back
Hand In America Gulsoppe Morello
chief of Sicilian counterfeiters In this
country and six of their confeder
ates were found guilty today of mak
ing spurious money and wore sen
tenced tonight to hard labor In thr
federal prison at Atlanta Ga for
terms varying from fifteen years and
1000 fine to thirty years and 1000
Lupo who is under sentence of thirty
years for murder In Italy wept when
his counsels plead for mercy and had
to be supported when led from tho
courtroom after sentence Caliccho I
collapsed In the arms of two mar
shals sobbing Not Just not Just
Morello fainted and went into con
vulclons As Palermo was being sen
tenced there was a loud report from
a flashlight in realistic ImitiUon of
a black hand bomb and for a moment
startled court and prisoners alike were visibly
Spokane Waali Feb 19 Stephen
W OBrien a mining man of Spokane
who Is backed by a syndicate of local
cupitallsts in a project to Irrigate
30000 acres of fruit and vegetable
lands near Northport Wash 90
miles north of here has gone to Ire
land t organize a colony of 3000 fam
ilies to make their homes along the
Columbia and Kotttn rivers In Ste
vens and Ferry counties OBrien has
flied on numerous water rights on the
two streams between the International
boundary and Northport and engin
eers now on tho ground making the
nicllminary surveys for tho canals and
laterals say ho has control of suffi I
cient water to supply moisture to
more than 60000 acres of land It IH
reported hero that It is planned to
have the Irish immigrants work the
land on aharca until they are familiar
with modern tillage when they will I
bo permitted to buy acreage nt actual
cost A trained horticulturist will I
leach thorn the principles of Irucatfon
I c
Statement of Negroes That They
I Fired on Whites Stirs
Public Feeling
ToW Practically Under Martial Law
With Three Hundred Men
Patrolljng Streets
Cairo Ills Feb 19 Statements by
fonr negro deputy sheriffs today at
the coroners Investigation of the kill
ing of Alexander Halllday that they
fired several shots Into the mob that
al demanding admission to the
county Jail and court house Thursday
night has renewed the antinegro agi
tation and the situation tonight IB
Three hundred militiamen began
patrolling the streets at dusk In an
ticipation of trouble The town Is
practically under martial
Tho coroners Inquest resolved itself
into moro ora grand jury quiz than
the usual formal proceedings before
a coroner The Jurymen mostly buBl
nesfl men could hardly restrain them
selves stand when the negroes were on the
r She Negroes Marked
Questions were showered on the
witnesses In such rapidity by the
Jurymen that the negroes quickly b
came confused as well 8 alarmed
Tho Jurymen tried to learn which of
the negroes fired the steel Jacketed
bullet that killed Halllday They
got admissions that the
admlsllon8 negro depu
ties fired Indiscriminately into the
crowd with shotguns and revolvers
but none would admit having used a
Swiss rifle with which it IB supposed
Halllday waR killed
Tho inquiry was adjourned until
Monday afternoon after sixteen wIt
nesEee were examined The six
nEass nc
sroes I who participated In the firing
on tho mpb are said t bo marked
men DOW that their names have c
come public I
ubJcSlerlf Weeps
The killing of one white man and
the wounding of several others at
the hands of negroes has brought out
pretests from even the conservative
Sheriff Nellis testified at the Inquest
that he had negroes because be could
not find his regular deputies nor the
Cairo militia company officers nor
white men who would answer his
call for help
Tears ran down the sheriffs cheeks
I n ho told of his desperate efforts
to find men to assist him In protect
ing his prisoners He declared that
the Cairo militia company Company
K was notified before 10 oclock
Thursday nlhgt to report to him Im
mediately to protect the Jail The
company did not put In an appear
once until six hours later
Blamec Governor
Kellls said he obeyed the orders of
Governor Deneen In leaving Hal
days body In the snow In front ot
the courthouse for three hours before
permitting It to bo removed 1
He also insisted that somo ono in I
the mob fired the first shot which J
whlzzod by his head and said his
men mistaking the shot for his ale i
ash fred first Into the air and then
into the crowd This statement was
contradicted by George Jackson a ne
gro who insisted that the sheriff fir
ed the first shot
Jackson Charles Huson Henry
Douglas and T A Head arc tho ne
gro deputies admitting firing Into tho
mob The witnesses said the mob
lender wore gunnysacks over their
heads with holes cut f through for
Woman Has Encounter
Mrs Rosa Maloney whose pocket
book was snatched by John Pratt the
negro tho mob was after Thursday
night had n second encounter with a
negro today She lost a diamond
brooch and when she heard that a
negro had found It went to his home
She recovered the Jewelry but the
iran insisted he did not Intend to
deal It
1 Drawing a revolver from hor muff
she placed It against his stomach and
HaldYou knew It was mine whon you
found I didnt you Say you did
quick or m shoot
The negro then said he did recog
nize I Li I
flEES FRnfi fURtA
Walla Walln Wash Feb 10 Admitting
had forfeited bonds
I mitting that he
in the Hiira of J2100 hut declaring
that ho had lied from Chicago to ct
I colic death threatened him by mem
bers Cn black hand society because
he refused toccomply with heir de
I mands for money Salvatore Suaralanl
nn Italluu was arrested here today
upon advices from tho Chicago po
lice SuaralnnI is paralyzed In lits
lower limbs and unable to walk with
out thC aid of crutches Hr says that
ho Is wealthy and that the charg >
gainst I him Is part of a plot tp ex
tort money from Tilin An attempt
to dynamitehis home in Chicago no
dcplarnd caused him to jump his
hood and heave for the test
Xcv York Feb lSXlno peiuons
were bttved from death by fro today
burning tenement in Xowark N
by jumping Into life nets from

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