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THE LAMAR REGISTER
LAMAR. ■ • • COl/IRAD 0 191 LIVES LOST IN MINE WRECKS 118 BURIED IN ONE; 73 IN OTHER —RESCUE WORK IS SLOW. WERE MOSTLY NEGROES TERRIBLE GAS PREVENTS MEN FROM ENTERING MINES TO REMOVE DEAD. IJttleton, Ala.—One hundred and eighteen men are entombed in the Banner coal mine, near here, follow ing a terrific explosion. Three bodies have been recovered. Scranton, Pa.—A revised list of dead shows that seventy-three men and boys met their deaths In the fire In the Pancoast colliery at Throop, near here. A canvass of the victims' families shows fifteen widows and 137 or phans. Littleton, Ala. —The fatal after damp which followed the explosion has so far kept the rescuers from penetrating the mine, although they have been far enough into the Interior to see a grue some pile of human bodies huddled to gether near the shaft. It Is estimated that about twenty corpses are in this pile. Officials of the Pratt Consolidated Coal Com pany, which owns the mine, have abandoned hope of bringing out alive any of those below the surface. At first the entombed men could be heard knocking on the pii>es below, but there is an ominous stllluess now which indicates that the after damp has done its deadly work. Practically all of the men are negro convicts. The rescue work cannot proceed safely until the mine can be brattlced so that fresh air can be forced in to drive out the after damp. This work is going on, but It probably will be several days before all of the bodies are recovered. A special train Is bringing the gov ernment rescue car from Chattanooga. This explosion differs from others in that there are practically no mourn ers at the openings. The men at Banner were convicts, without friends here, and whose rela tives are scattered throughout the counties of Alabama. While no official statement has been made, it Is believed the explosion was caused by safety powder Ignited by a lamp and followed by dust. When the night crew left the mines shortly before the explosion happened the night fire boss. Sparks, reported the condition of the mine as good and the day shift was sent to work. There were 170 men in all. only five of whom were free laborers. The others were convicts, mostly negroes. Immediately following the explosion several of the convicts with mining ex perience discovered that black damp was forming. They spread the alarm and many started a race with death to the entrance. Forty-five of the miners cither reached the outside in safety or got within hailing distance of the shaft and were taken out by rescuers. Scores of volunteers were on hand, brought by the alarm and made hero ic efforts to bring out the victims. This work proved effective until the deadly gases reached the main shaft Into which the men were headed. State Mine Inspector James Hlll house and Assistant Dickerson togeth er with several other experts and offi cials of the Pratt company, hurried to the mine when news of the disas ter reached Birmingham. Legislative Plan Made Known. Washington.—Legislative plans of the Democratic majority of the House, made known from a reliable source, in dicate that the Senate will be given speedily important measures for ac tion. The definite outline, subject to further ratification, lists as follows the order of legislation to be pushed: Popular election of United States senators. Publicity before elections of cam paign contributions. Statehood for Arizona and New Mex ico. Canadian reciprocity. Revision of schedule K, the wool schedule of the Payne-Aldrich bill. Leading Democrats, when asked what they would do if the Senate im mediately passed the Canadian reci procity bill and then Indicated Its readiness to adjourn, said the House would not adlourn. FOR PUBLIC CONTROL VAIL FOR REGULATION A8 WELL AS PUBLICITY. SAYS BOTH HERE TO STAY Frank Recognition of Public Righto by the President of Western Union and Tolephono Companies. Public regulation of public service corporations has come to stay. P ought to have come and it ought to stay. That is the flat and unequivocal assertion of Theodore N. Vail, presi dent of both the American Telephone and Telegraph company and the Western Union Telegraph company. It came In the form of his annual re port to the, seventy thousand stock holders of the two great corporations. Although Mr. Vail’s advocacy of full publicity In connection with the affairs of such concerns was well under stood. nobody In financial circles had anticipated so frank an avowal of full public rights In the shaping of their general conduct. It came conse quently as a surprise, not only be cause of Its novelty and squareness, but also on account of the unqualified acquiescence of a board of directors comprising such eminent and conserv ative financiers as-Robert Winson of Kidder, Peabody A Co., and Henry L. Hlgginson of Boston. Henry P. Davi son of J. P. Morgan A Co.; Senator W. Murray Crane. George F. Baer. T. Jefferson G'oolldge Jr.. Norman W\ Harris. John I. Waterbury and others. President Vail's declaration Is her alded as the first recognition by those In high corporate authority of the Jus tice of the demand that the public be regarded as virtual partners in all matters that pertain to the common welfare. He goes directly to the point. ''Public control or regulation of public service corporations by perma nent commissions.'* he says, “has come and come to stay. Control, or regulation, to be effective means pub licity; It means semi-public discus sion and consideration before action; It means everything which is the op posite of and Inconsistent with effec tive competition. Competition—ag gressive. effective competition—means strife. Industrial warfare; it means contention; it oftentimes means tak ing advantage of or resorting to any means that the conscience of the con testants or the degree of the enforce ment of the laws will permit. “Aggressive competition means duplication of plant and Investment. The ultimate object of such competi tion Is the possession of the field wholly or partially; therefore It means either ultimate combination on such basis and with such price* as will cover past losses, or it means loss of return on Investment., and eventual losa of capital. However It results, all costs of aggressive, un controlled competition are eventually borne, directly or Indirectly, by the public. Competition which Is not ag gressive. presupposes co-operative ac tion. understandings, agreements, which result In general uniformity or harmony of action, which. In fact. Is not competition but is combination, unstable, but for the time effective. When thoroughly understood It will be found that “control" will give more of the benefits and public ad vantages. which are expected to be obtained through such ownership, and will obtain them without the public burden of either the public office holder or public debt or operating deficit. “When through a wise and Judi cious state control and regulation all the advantages without any of the disadvantages of state ownership sre secured, state ownership Is doomed." "If Mr. Vail Is right." says Harper's Weekly. In a concise summing-up, "then it seems pretty plain that we are entered upon a new era in both economics and politics. And It Is high time we did if evolution Is to sup plant revolution as an efficient force in the development of civilization.” Unreliable Physiognomy. I am a'profound disbeliever In phys iognomy. Features are false wit nesses. Stupidity frequently wears a mask of intelligence. I know busi ness men who look like poets and poets who look like business men. Men of genius Invariably look like Idiots, and if you pick out the man who looks most eminent in a party you are sure to find he Is a nobody. I always distrust men who look mag nificent. Nature is a stingy creature. She seldom gives a man the double gift of being great and looking great. She took care to lame Byron and de form Pope and disfigure Johnson. But the crowning example of her Jealous Tarsimony Is Shakespeare. I have al ways been disappointed with Shakes peare's face. It does not live up to his poetry. It Is dull, heavy and com monplace.—Adventures In London. COLORADO LEGISLATIVE DOINGS Gove Bank Guaranty Bill. A statement was made in the Sen ate to the effect that nearly 90 per cent of the banks of the country are made insolvent through loans to their officers, directors and stockholders. Senator Frank EL Gove who prepared the “banking code" portion of the Crowley bank guaranty bill, explained that, if depositors are to be fully pro tected, a hard and fast rule on the subject of loans by state banks would have to be enacted and the Senate voted to retain the following provi sions of the Crowley bank guaranty bill. "No bank shall loan to any officer or employe thereof. No officer or em ploye of any bank shall become en dorser for any person, firm or cor poration borrowing money therefrom without the approval of the board of directors entered on record In the minutes of the board.” The same provisions apply to unin corporated banks and the following amendment was adopted: “No bank shall become the creditor of Its stock holders in an amount exceeding 40 per cent of its capital.” For three days and two nights the Senate, in committee of the whole, has subjected the Gove portion of the bank guaranty bill to a critical analy sis and of the sixty-three sections of the bill thus far considered, but few amendments have been offered. Sen ator Gove prepared his portion of the bill with the aid of thirty state bank ers and as the measure now stands the guaranty offered to depositors con sists in the enforcement of rigid bank ing regulations as to loans, invest ments, reserves and examinations. The bill applies only to state banks hereafter organized. Bill Establishing New Court. There is one bill in the Senate over which both legislators and politicians have given themselves but little con cern. The bill becomes quite import ant as adjournment approaches be cause there are the Democratic plat form pledges, the tunnel and the ap propriation bills which will crowd every minute of the remaining portion of the session and force night sessions besides. The Gove bill, re-establish ing the court of appeals has been lost sight of, but Its author will call It out Into the sunlight one day, not later than next week, and Senator Gove will try to make it a special order on the calendar. Will Adjourn April 22nd. The Eighteenth General Assembly will adjourn without day on April 22d. The House will concur with the Benate in adopting a resolution fixing this as the day for closing the regular session, leaders have decided that this will be sufficient to pas sail the laws that can be passed by this as sembly in regular session, as well as to break the senatorial deadlock. Bills Made Special Orders. The other bills made a special order which were not reached: 8. B. No. 464, Cornforth, an act to encourage the breeding of horses and creating a state racing commission. 8. B. No. 4C5, Cornforth, an act to regulate the holding of racing meets 8. B. No. 193. Hilts, an act making new regulations to govern warehouses and the issuing of warehouse receipts H. B. No. 117, Teller, an act making a new classification of counties and regulating the salaries of county of fleers. H. B. No. 256, Slattery, an act to amend the revenue law of the state to require the payment of a fee when a state license is transferred. H. B. No. 544. Madden, an act to make possible the creation of road 1m provement districts in rural communi ties. H. B. No. 1, Skinner, the railroad commission bill. (Platform pledge.) 1 1 H. B. No. 116, Lafferty, an act mak ing an appropriation to enforce the act providing for the examination and care of pupils in the public schools. H. B. No. 321, Parker, an act pro viding for a change In the terms of the district court for the Thirteenth district. H. B. No. 363, Ellison, an act re pealing the law requiring the Supreme Court to hand down written decisions. H. B. No. 287, Hasty, an act pro viding for the creation of the Four teenth judicial district, to be composed of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa and Bent counties. H. B. No. 89, Vogel, an act provid ing for the building of a bridge over Sand creek in Cheyenne county. H. B. No. 172, Riddle, an act pro viding for the appointment of an as sistant state librarian. Other special orders will be made by the combine that has control of the situation from time to time. At the request of Representative Ashton of Pueblo his anti-cigarette bill was also made a special order of busi ness. Spring Debility Felt by so many upon the return of warm weather Is due to the Impure, Impoverished, devitalized condition of the blood which causes that tired feeling and loss of appetite as well as the pimples, bolls and other eruptions so common at this season. It Is cured by the great constitutional remedy Hood’s Sarsaparilla which effects its wonderful cures, not simply because it conUins sarsaparil la, but because it combines the utmost remedial values of me**, than twenty different ingredients. There is no real substitute for flood’s Sarsaparilla. If urged to buy any preparation said to be “just as good,” you may be sura it is inferior, costs less to make, and yields the dealer a larger profit. “JUST FERNINST THE HILL” Little Polntar for Those Who Fool a Desire to Seek the State of Matrimony. The state of Matrimony Is one of the United States. It Is bounded by kissing and hugging on one side and cradles and babies on the other. Its chief products are population, broom sticks and staying out at night. It was discovered by Adam and Ev* while trying to find a Northwest pas sage out of Paradise. The climate Is sultry until you pass the tropics of housekeeping, when squally weather commonly sets In with such power as to keep all hands as cool as cucum bers. For the principal roads leading to this Interesting state, consult the first pair of blue eyes you see. —Ex- change. ITCHED SO COULD NOT SLEEP *7 suffered from the early part of December until nearly the beginning of March with severe skin eruptions on my face and scalp. At first I treated It as a trivial matter. But after having used castile soap, medi cated waahrags, cold cream, vanish ing cream, etc., I found no relief what ever. After that I diagnosed my case as eczema, because of Its dry, scaly appearance. The Itching and burning of my acalp became so intense that I thought I should go mad. having not slept regularly for months past, only at Intervals, waking up now and then because of the burning and Itching of my skin. Having read different tes timonials of cures by the Cutlcurm Remedies, I decided to purchase a box of Cutlcura Ointment and & cake of Cutlcura Soap. After using them for a few days I recognized a marked change In my condition. I bought about two boxes of Cutlcura Ointment and five cakes of Cutlcura Soap In all, and after a few days I was entirely free from the itching and burning. My eczema was entirely cured, all due to using Cutlcura Boap and Oint ment dally. Hereafter I will never be without a cake of Cutlcura Soap on my washstand. I highly recommend the Cutlcura Remedies to anyone suf fering from similar skin eruptions and hope you will publish my letter so that others may learn of Cutlcura Remedies and be cured." (Signed) David M. Shaw, care Paymaster, Pier 65, N. R., New York City, June 2, 1910. Cutlcura Remedies sold everywhere. Send to Potter Drug A Chem. Corp., Boston, for free book on akin and scalp troubles. Covered. Mother—Did you paint the table? Father—Yes, I gave It a coat and two pairs of trousers.—Harper's Ba zar. LADIES CAN WEAR SHOES on* site •mailer after using Allen • K<>ot-Ms**. the Antiseptic powder to be shaken Into the shoes. It makes tight or new shoes fee lens j. Gives rest snd comfort. /refuse iztilUvhi. for KIIKM trial package, address Allen 8. Olmsted, Le lloy, N. T. Full life exists in three dimensions, art In two, and science in one; like a solid, a superficies, and a line. 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