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SIXTIETH CONGRESS OPENS,
GANNON ELECTED SPEAKER Galleries Are Crowded With Friends and Relatives of .Members and Others. LIKE A SOCIAL FUNCTION President is Notified of As semblage?Adjournment in Memory of Dead Members fBy Associated Press.]. WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 2.? The' meeting of congress today re sembled a social function - rather than a gathering for the. transaction of important business of the coun try. The galleries of the house were crowded with families aud friends of the members and only a few places were left for the general pul> lic unprovided with tickets'. In the senate the same condition prevailed except that a larger space was kept for those who came without tickets. Early 4n the day the caplto! was filled with spectators and In all of the corridors leading to the gallery entrance there were lines of men and women who wished to witness the opening ceremonies. In each ihouse the sessions were .short and the business done was con fined to the adoption of formal res olutions notifying the President that Congress had assembled, and in swearing in new senators and repre sentatives and other perfnctory acts that always accompany the organiza tion of a new congress. Both houses adjourned in respecl to the members who died since the close of the last Congress. Vice President Fairbanks called the senate to order. S^enVor r-ui non was elected speaker of the house over .Tohn Shar-> Williams, Democrat, by a vote of 207 to 154. FIGHTER JAILED | In Default of Payment of Fine and Costs For Assault on Davis. L6wis Jackson was committed to jail Monday morning by Justice James N. David for 10 days in default of the payment of a fine of $5 and costs, im posed on him. on the charge of as saulting A. O Davis at Mt. Clare Sat urday night The assault was the re sult of a misunderstanding as to an account at a coal company store at Mt. Clare. Jackson while intoxicated hunted Davis up and began the as sault. but got badly battered up be fore he got through with it. He was punished much more severely than the one he assaulted. Sunday Jackson was placed under arrest and brought to jail. He will be released before the ten days expire, if he pays the fine and costs. THREE ARE KILLED IN B 8 0 WRECK Day Coach of St. Louis-New York Express Sideswiped at Shenandoah Junction. [By AnoclaM Pr.ii.] BALTTMORK. Md.. T> 1-?In a wreck on the lialtimor . rail road at Shenandoah - today, W. L. K. Hoffman and < m Nr'. He. of Baltimore, and an :.ni .entitle'" white man were killed, .??ij a dozen other passenger* injured, hut none fatally. The accident <-< curred to the castbound St. Lotil- t-.d New York express, the day coi<< of which was side-swiped by son-..- ? .-railed cars of a freight train and iJirown from C. track. ABKKSTKD FOR ,STE.\L1XG TWO KFCS OF RKKR. Constable J Worthy Shrader arrest ed Joe Itenardi at Gypsy Sunday night on a warrant sworn out in Magistrate Gordon's court by William Franks who charged him with stealing two kegs of be?r. Franks proposed to drop the prosecution If Kenardl paid for the beer and the costs of the case un<S this was agreed to by Itenardi. whereupon the warrant was with drawn and the case dismissed. CHICAGO. Dec. 2.?Wheat corn 54%. oats 46%. IIAU ESCAPES DEATH. rB7 Associated Press.] KARLSRUE. Germany, Dec. death sentence passed upon Karl Hil formerly a professor in George Was in??ton University, for the murderi his mother-in-law. has been comm( o.I to life imprisonment. MANY MINERS ARE El At Least Fifty Perish ir Mine and Eteven ir Another One. [By .Associated Press.] PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec. morning the exact number of tombed in the Naromi mine United Coal Company near! City, Pa., or their condition.! known. Between thirty and forty said to h?.?e been caught b>| plosion last night. It is thought an entrancl mine can be effected some tiij Nearly all the men entra| foreigners. The number of men ent| now said to be fifty. At noon a large force of J had only succeeded in reaf nineteenth entry. No sig men was found. Hope thai will be rescued alive is' dwindling away. [By Associated Press.] DRYTOWN, Calif.. Dec. 2?With smoke still pouring from the shaft of the Fremont mine, hope for the eleven miners who were entombed Saturday was virtually abandoned, last night. It Is believed all of them perished in the flames. A number of attempts were made to jjjet into the mine but all had to be abandoned. JANUARY 6 Is the Date Now Set for Second Trial of Harry K. Thaw. Special Venire Ordered. [By Associated Press.] NEW YORK, Dec. 2?The second trial of Harry K. Thaw for the mur der of Stanford White at Madison Square Garden, was today postponed until Jan. 6. The court ordered a special panel of two hundred and fifty talesmen to be summoned for the se lection of the jury. GALL ISSUED For Populist National Conven tion to Be Held in St. Louis April 2 Next, by Chairman (By Associated Press.] JOLIET. 111.. Doc. 2?Chairman Ferris, of the Populist national com mittee, has Issued a call for the Popu list national convention to be held in St. Louis April 2. 1908. for the purpose of nominating candidates for presi dent and vice-president of the United States. AGED LADY DIES MISS EMILY POTTS PASSES AWAY AT THE ADVANCED AGE OP 80 YEARS. BRIDGEPORT, Dec 2?Miss Emily Potts, an estimable old lady, aged 80. tiled Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. She is survived by her nelce. Miss Laura Potts, with whom she had lived for many years, on* Mechanic street. "Aunt Emily," as she was affection ately called, lived un exemplary life and way a devoted Christian woman. The body was laid to rest this after noon in the Masonic cemetery. We commend her spirit to Him Who is mindful of even the little sparrow that falls by the wayside. IH'N'CAX QUALITIES. tirortfc- L. Duncan today qualified as administrator de bonus non with will annexed of the estate of Evan P. Lowther. deceased, giving bond of *S00. with R. 8. Douglass as surety. DIAMOND RINGS AND WATCHES ARE GIVEN Frank Welch and Miss Flora Haymaker the Popular postmaster at Bridgeport, is well known ana highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. Miss Flora Haymaker, the winner of the ladies' diamond ring, is on* of the best known and "highly es teemed young women in the city. Miss Haymnker is employed at the postoffice. Miss Pearl Deem, although one of the youngest of the candidates, made a remarkaBle showing, landing a winner of the fine gold watch. Miss, Deem has made hundreds of friends by her great work, and Industrial can well feel proud of their popular hustler. Over a million votes were cast for the several candidates during the contest, and makes the contest very successful. The prominent gentlemen that acted as judges and counted the votes have the hearty thanks of the Telegram, and Woods & Company, who promoted the contest. The judges' decision: Award of Prizes. We. the undersigned, judges of the popularity contest given by the Dally Telegram, have canvassed the vote and award the prizes as fol: lows: First, ladles' diamond ring. to Miss Flora Haymaker, 219,263. Second, ladies' gold watch, to Pearl Deem. 166.533. First, gentlemen's diamond ring, to Frank "Welch. 2S7.742. Second, gentlemen's gold watch, to A. D. Fltzhugh. 162,181. l;ix?yd souders. judge. D. A. GODFREY, Judge. L. G. LOCKWOOD. Judge, j. t., McMillan. Judge. The Final Vote. Ladles Haymaker, Flora 219.263 Deem, Pearl 166,535 Prltchard. Sallie 80,584 Flaherty, Grace 60.303 Flynn, Genevieve 25.482 Savre,' . Lorena 13,301 Jones. Elva 12,561 Fuller. Mrs. Dell 4,47S Roman, Clara 2,904 Gentelemen. Welch, Frank 287,742 Fitzhugh, A. D 162,181 Lorentz, P. H j.. 56.630 Bartlett, A. G 1,796 Francis, Harry 1,647 Kraft, Owen 1,638 Cohen, Joe 1,618 APPOINTED BY GOVERNOR TO VVriO.VAIi CONGRESS. Postmaster Sherman C. Deilhnm will leave tonight for Washington to attend the meeting of the Nntional River and Harbors Congress # which will be helil at the New Wlllaril hotel the 4th. 5th and 6th He goes as a delegate appointed by Governor Daw son to represent West Virginia. The Most Popular Man in Harrison County. FRANK J. WELCH. JEAL O USL Y CA USES SHOOTING SCRAPE ?drich Cavins Shoots Seymore Carson for Alleged At tentions to Wife. With two bullets in his body, Se> more Carson, of Tin Plate, lies n prisoner In the county jail undor oare of physicians and confined m the same place is Bdrich Cavins, who is said to havo. shot the former while Ln a jealous rage in a room In the Park hotel at Tin Plate Sunday ev>r ning. Too much attention on the part of Carsou towards Mrs. Cavins, is said to be the cause of the shoot ing. Carson was shot in the right shoulder, the ball entering from the rear, and through the right thigh. The wound in the leg is a fit'sn wound and not serious, but the one In the shoulder Is a rather bad on?, and the ball has not been located by the attending physlclan% The shooting occurred in room No. 10 In the hotel and it was th? one occupied l?y Cavins. Carson !s said to have been drinking Sunday afternoon and when he entered Gav in's room the two got into an alter cation over Carson's attentions to Mrs. Cavins. Cavins accused Car son of trying to wreck his home, it is reported, and after some angry words commanded him to leave the room. Carson refused to leave and then, it Is said. Cavins took a revol ver and shot Carson twice. W. R. Price, of the hotfel, upon hearing the shots, ran to the room. Finding Cavins with a revolver In his hand Price grappled with him and took the weapon away from him. Officers were then telephoned for'and soon afterwards Constables J. W. Shrader and Art Waldo arriv ed at the hotel and placed both Car son and Cavins under arrest. The constables took both men to th^ county Jail. Carson was able to walk In spjte of his wounds. James Cox, who is connected with the hotel, preferred charges of drunkenness .and disorderly conduct against both (parson and Cavins and so far these a re the only charges against the two men, but there will likely be pttfOT* Ywhen the men are given hearings \>efore Magistrate Gordon. When t'::vins wafe taken to jail he had a severe blacK and blue spct under one eye whic& the doctors ssy mighty havi been in Acted by a chair or other lieav> weapon. This indi cates that the two hall an encounter just before the shootifog Cavins's name wasV given to the constable and magistrate as Aleck Caywood but at the Jnil he wrote it out as Endrtch Cavintf nOCTOKS TO Exaexl OFFIC Bits. The l-lurrisun County ft^lfetllcal So ciety will meet Tuesday ?^^ninn at it* room, r.-jo Rmplre builJ^^k It win t>? the Mjular monthly Dr. S. M. Mason Is to spea! " lection of officers for the <-ns:..|^Heur will be held. ! SORROW LODGE Of the Elks is Held at Opera House?Fine Address by Mr. Willett. Anntlsfr- memorial exercises were h-jld In :he Grand opera house Sun day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with be lodge and many others attend ing. The house was filled to Its ?ity end the exercises were im pressive. Preceding the opening of the ser vices the lodge members met at their 1 lodge room on Third street and I marched to the opera house, where | she stage had been appropriately ar ranged for the occasion, with the colors of the lodge much in evidence and where easels held the pictures of the deceased members, and while the l.irge number of members were be ing seated. Prof. Crow's orchestra ".nidored a selection of music in a beautiful manner. The Exalted Ruler h. Hoge and the i^odge opened the exercises. Mr. Hoge made a brief address alluding to the departed members In a touch ing manner and paying them a trib ute of esteem. Secretary Jay Reef er then read the names of the de partd brothrs: C. Sprlgg Sands, \V. gbert Dawson, W. B. McGary. O. Carl Kunst. Charles J. GofT. U. T. I-owndes. Jr.. J. F. Jones, E. B. C'arlin. Edward Tunstlll, Harry W. Hendersliot, Frank H. Rhodes. Michael J. McAndrew, Meshack Frost and William B. Floyd. A. J. Smith sang in his usual beautiful manner "If with all your . Hearts. Ye truly Seek Me," which was followed with an invocation prayer by the Rev. J. F. Plummer of Christ Episcopal church. The duet: "Love Divine." was beautifully and Impressive sung by Misses Frost and Smith, and the or chestra played an appropriate se lection. The memorial address was deliv ered by theh Hon. Philip Willett, a i distinguished member of the Order. The solemnly auspicious occasion brought out. in all their fullness and richness, the scholarship, the tender ness, the grace and eloquence of this superbly gifted man. The address throughout was a rare gem, in structive and intensely interesting In its description of ? the principles, traditions and purposes of the Or | der: fascinating In Its wealth of llt I erary and classical illustration and scholarship and moving profoundly . and inspiring by its depth of feeling, | its pathos and beauty. i has made an impression which can never be effaced. In that pe culiar field of human endeavor, where the work tends to the in structing. the uplifting, the en i noMIng of humanity, Mr. Willett (Continued on page 6.) ? - ?- ?' . iSn ? . it, ,? BI6 LUMBER PLANTS WILL COHTINUE TO RUN FOI KTH WKKK OK Altl.VI, [ By Associated Prm.] GEORGETOWN. Ky.. Dec. 2. ? The opening of the fourth week of the Caleb Powers trial occurred to day and the hearing of testimony was resumed.. BRADLEY CASE GOES TO JORY Defense Claims it Was Attempt to Secure Name For Her Children, [BT AannUM Pn*?.] WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 2.? Both the defense and prosecution made their closing arguments today before the jury in the trial of Mrs. Bradley. Judge Powers, senior cenlor counsel, and Attorney Hoov er for the defense occupied the morning session. District Attorney Baker following during the after noon. The defense laid special stress upon the evidence regarding Insanity and contended It was Brown and not Mrs. Bradley who Importun ed for the illicit relatione, and that it was not a case of breaking up a home bpt that with Mrs. Bradley it was an attempt to secure a name for her children. The case was given to the Jury this afternoon. EDITOR DIES Of Gun Wound Inflicted by Gen. Richard Horn?Company President May Recover. [By Associated Prsss.] KANSAS CITY. Mo., Dec. 1!?II. J. Groves. managing editor of the Kansan City Post, who a few days ago was shot by General Richard Horn, died today. President Woodward, of the Post company, who was shot at the same time, is expected to recover. Horn is out on bond. He is one of the oldest and best known newspaper men in Missouri. SCALPERS LOSE In the Suit Brought by Louis ville & Nashville Railroad Against Them. [By Asaoclatad Press. 1 WASHINGTON, D. C., Doc. 2.?? The Supreme Court of the United States today decided the case of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad com pany versus Marcus K. Rltterman and others Involving the right of the defendants to engage In scalping tickets of the railroad company In favor of the company. HflRTJE LOSES In the Supreme Court in Peti tion for Re-Argument of Divorce Case. tSr .associated Pro?*.l PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Doc. 2.? The Superior court this afternoon refused the petition of F. Augustus Hartje for a reargument In his suit for divorce from his wife. Mary Scott Hartje. The court recently ai flrmed a decision of the Allegheney county court which refused Hartje a divorce. The case will probably 1>? appealed to the supreme court of Pennsylvania. WINDOW ?;l, \SS MEN TO MEET. It is announced that the United Window Glass Manufacturers Associa tion of West Virginia and Southern Pennsylvania will hold a meeting: here tomorrow afternoon to further con sider the wase trouble. MAItHIAGE LICENSE. I A murriuec license has been Issued to Charles P. Hill and Delia R. (Swisher. / ? i - i'-&&&!-... , tjnOSBi Report That They Are to Shut Down is But Mere Wild Rumor. OWNERS DENY THE REPORT. Conditions at Mills Are About Normal and False Report is Denounced. "General George W. Curtlu of the Pardee & Curtln Lumber Company denounces the published arXlcle that the mills of the company are closing down as wholly unauthorized and without the slightest foundation, as do the offices of the company here". The actlcle. under scare headlines stated that the plant and others were closing down owing to the money stringency end It pictured bad conditions at the mills. As soon as General Curtin'a at tention was arrested to the article, he did not hesitate to deny tt in tl?e most emphatic manner. An author ized statement is to the effect that the Pardee Curtln Lumber Company has no intention of suspending oper ations. and, though this is the usual dull season of the year in the lum ber trade, tfte company will continue its operations, expecting business In the trade to open up livelier the first of the year as is always tihe case In that line of- manufacture. The company is at a loss, to know why such an article was published unless it be that It was based on mere wild rumor. The publication of such an article, it Is claimed tends to work injury to local build ers and to bring about unsettled conditions in the building "trade. So far as the company itslf Is con cerned such' false report does not Injure It, except to bring about the annoyance of answering Inquiries from such sections of the trade as the report may reach. It is also announced at the com pany's offices here that its store Is in operation and will continue to be and thus there will be no lack of foodstufTs in the community of the mills as was pictured. The Oauley plant of the Cherry Ulver Boom & Lumber Company ; shuts down at this season of the year on account of the weather. It closed down nearly three months last year. The reason for suspension of operations there at this time of th year is that the Gauley river is used as a log pond and as it freezes over at this time Of the year. It is beter to shut down - the plant during the winter. The Richwood plant owned and operated by the same company is In operation and there Is said to be no indication of a suspension of opera tions there. Nor will this company's -mill at Holcomb close down. It is also stated that the stores this comipany owns and' operates will contlirrs.. business as usual and not close their doors, as the article in ques tion says. '*> Mr. H. B. Curtln in speaking cf the conditions at the Pardee & Cur tin Lumber Company's plant says positively the company has no lnten tion now of suspending operations, though the dull season Is at hand, and. so far as Is seen now, will con tinue operations right along. The Richwood plant will likely 'do the same thing, and there is nothing unusual about the suspension of op eration at the Gauley iplant, which Is largely the result of weather con ditions. ' ' The Pardee Curtin Company op erates three big mills at Curtla. Nicholas county, and none of them will shut down, is the positive state ment of those who have the manage ment of the mills. Various business Interests 'here are Indignant over the " attempt made through what they deem a political and calamity canard to In jure the business of the community. REKD MAKES ADBltFSS. Stuart F. Reed has returned from the northern part of the State. While In Wheeling he was selected to deliver the address at the grand banquet of the Shriners Friday night. Mr. lleed met with much encouragement In his randldacy for secretary of state, and received strong assurances of support.