Newspaper Page Text
, , ... 11 I "Mill
r in ima - ' 'M V v i " ,i- ; xjf Jtf ',6: , '' 2. V .. . A $50,000,000 GIFT ROCKEFELLER PLANS FUND FOR UPLIFTING OF CHINESE; IT WILL BE HIS CROWING WORK To Establish Institutes to Teach Western Civilization to Entire Chinese Population. Washington, March 16. John. D. Rockefeller la planning to establish a fund of $50,000,000 to lift the Chinese In their own country to the plane of civilization of the American people, Knowledge' that Mr. Rockefeller In- lenas to give tnis enormous sum to turn tne Orientals into the paths of Western civilization has ..been, made public by men who have been consult ed by the intending donor as to the best methods to be employed to make . the money useful In the highest, de gree, - This is what Mr, Rockefeller meant when, immediately following his mag -. niflcent gift of $32,000,000 to the cause of general education,-he said that he hoped before long to have something to announce which might be Of still greater interest to the public. This Is to be his crowning effort in behalf of the world. The sum which ; the Standard Oil chieftain will give for the benefit Of the Orientals is the larges sum ever given singly for the carrying out of a philanthropic pur pose. 'The effect of the gift, it is Mr. Rockefeller's hope will be to give light to a nation that has sat in semi-dark ness. , If the purpose of the giver is -i realized, fully a new and an enlight ened i power will be added ' to ; the world's nations. BURTON'S RELEASE ARRANGED. Former Senator Leaves Jail at I ronton, ". f Mo.,. March 22. v , Abilene, Kas. March 16. A message received from Iron ton, Mo., where he is in Jail, says that .former Senator Joseph R.,' Burton was officially notl- fted that he will be released on March 22. He will, he wires, be in Abilene on the day -following. It was stated that Mr. Burton would be held in jail an additional month in view of the fact that his fine of $2,500 had not been paid. . . Root Pleased with Frisco's Action. San Francisco, March 16. President Walsh, of the board of education, re- ceived a message from Secretary Root,1 paying: "I thank ypu for your telegram and am gratified to learn of the pas sage of the new resolutions by the board of education. The president has signed; an executive order under the immigration act of Feb. 20, 1907, And : ing that the indirect immigration of Jaiiwse laborers via Hawaii, Mer'co and TCanada - Is detrimental to L tor conditions - in the United . States and refusing entrance 'to such lafcorere." . . Congressmen- Leave Colon. v.. Colon, March 18. The members of the United States congress -who came here on board the steamer Panama to inspect the work on the canal sailed ' at noon Sunday. They will stop - at Kingston, Jamaica, and Port an Prince I berore returning to the United States, f : The ' uteamer - Blucher, with Speaker I Cannon and his party. Is expected to I arrive here inarch 25. Miners Get Raise. , Blsbeej Ariz., March 18. The mining -companies operating in this district have posted notices of a new wage scale,, raising the wages of miners from $3.75 to $4 per day and adding 25c to every man connected with the operation of, the mines who has here- 1 toiore neen receiving as mucn as $3.50 per day. xne increase also extends to the men -in the smelters at Douglas, - Ohio- River Receding. Wheeling, W. Va., March 18. The Ohio river is rapidly receding. The losses from fires Allowing the flood aggregate nearly fo.vuu.vuv, wmie me flood damage amounts to $3,000,000 There is much suffering, and relief headquarters were opened at the T. M. C. A. and food and clothing were distributed to several hundred people. " . . lena Victims Identified. ' . Toulon, France, March 16. Only 58 bodies have been identified of the 10? found In or about the hulk of the bat tleship lena, the-after part of which was destroyed by an explosion of her magazine March . 12. ' All the dead . have been posthumously promoted so that the .widows and other relatives will reap the benefit of higher pen sions.. ; ' ' ; - -: . Japanese Laborer for Iowa. Kansas City, Me., March 18. A party -of 300 Japanese laborers ar- rived in Kansas City Sunday morning, They traveled on a special train from San ! Antonio,. Tex." At Kansas City they were transferred to a Burlington train for Sioux City,. la. ' They will work on railroad Construction m Iowa, " , . " Embezzler 8 hoots Self. ' Washington, March 16. Rather than face prosecution for the embezzlement of $2,000 from the brokerage firm of : Wade & Hodges, of which he was man ager, Charles Abbott, 20 .years old, committed suicide by shooting. Wasp Will Go to EvansvIIte. ; WaBhlnrton- March 16. Senator Hemlnewar has secured the orderlnf of the gunboat Wagp to proceed spinas returned for duty at the naval the Ohio as far as Evansvllle, Ind. . I lUM;i&LaLC KVIUUiClVO VWU1I11ICOIUUCI , I rUi confine al their hearings to W'meh- '"'T' .. 7v " 37-FOOT STAGE FOR MEMPHIS Esttmatos for Other Point pa the Mississippi River ' Washington. The weather bureau tonight issued a, snecial flood bulletin announcing ft crest stage 0f 62.1 on the Ohio river at Cincinnati anight and serious flood warnings in various water sheds in Ohio, West Virginia and else- I where. The bulletin follows: 'The Ohio river a Cincinnati reach' ed crest stage of 62.1 feet Tuesday I morning and 1 now falling slowly, the gauge tonight registering 61.9. At Louisville the stage was 35.8 feet, a rise of .7 foot . Since. Monday night Little or no further rise will occur and the river should begin to fall during Wed hesday. No changes have been made in previous forecasts for the district below Louisville. '":: f . "In the lower Mississippi river stages as follows are indicated from the water now in sight: , Memphis between 36 and 37 feet between March 26 and 28; Arkansas City, 46 feet by the last of next week; VIcksburg, 45 feet about April 3; New Orleans between 16.5 and 17 feet fry March. 28. ASSAULTS WOMAN KILLS BABE Negro Brute Commits Horrible Crime 'at Fairmont, Ga. I Cartersville, Ga. Mrs. Tolbert, wife of former Mayor Tolbert of Fairmont, was brutally assaulted and. her two- months-old child was murdered by a negro at their home last evening. The negro, who approached the house when Mt-s. Tolbert was alone with her child, demanded 350. Being refused, he said he must have the money or her life. Then began a struggle,' in which he followed her from room, to room, until she escaped and ran to her .husband's store, some distance away. - When she returned with a party the baby was found with its head nearly severed from its -; body and the negro was missing. A posse immediately set lipon his trail. . A negro, said to be the assailant, was located near Cartersville late today, and his capture is believed to be certain within a short time. TWO NEGRO WOMEN LYNCHED In Arkansas for Using: a Razor on a White Woman. Stamps, Ark. Two colored women were shot to death by a mob last night at McKamie, a village' six miles south of here. ' The town has no jail, and the women had been locked up in the schoolhouse and. a guard put in charge of the building. 'Jt They were charged with using a razor with probably fatal effect on Mrs. Ella Rheton, a white woman, and her daughter, and kicking Mrs. Kheton's little son. It seems that the Rhetons Anet the colored women on & public Yd.8V and, according to Mrs. Rheton, the negresses shoved her out of the road and kicked , the little boy. Mrs, Rheton told them to quit kicking the child, and ,they then attacked her and her daughter, Beulab, with razors. Mrs. Rheton claims she had never 'met the . colored, .women before, and that they had no cause to attack her and children, i-The men guarding the pris oners In the schoolhouse made very lit- tie resistance to the lynchers, who soon overpowered them and then shot the women to death. . I WILL GO TO BROWNSVILLE Senate Committee to Take Evidence , i in Texas Town. . Washington. It has practically been settled, that the senate committee on military affairs will go to Brownsville, Texas, in prosecuting the investigation into the shooting' up of that town by ruffians, believed to have been negro soldiers of the Twenty-fifth Infantry, while no date has been fixed for the trip, it is understood that the commit tee will leave about the middle of April. The committee : desires to personally Inspect the situation there to get an of tow tne ghota were Dre(J on e night of Aug. .13 and to locate the houses . which were fired into during the rioting. '- The testimony of eye- I witnesses will also be taken. CONSCRIPTING MEN. Fruit Companies in Central America ' Can't Get Laborers. . Mobile, Ala. The steamer Mercator i arrived here today from Puerto Cortez, - Honduras, four days out and reports that within the past two weeks the Hon- duran government has conscripted 500 men at that place, and as a result the fruit 6hips have been unable to obtain only small cargoes, and if the work of conscripting continues the companies will lose thousands of dollars. The officers report that a big detachment of I . . men, numbering nearly a tnousand, were sent inland. - ; . . ' When the Mercator- left Puerto Coi tez what men were left, aided by some women, were throwing up entrench- menu to protect the place from a re ported attack by the NIcaraguan navy. The breastworks . were of the poorest kind of construction and the men who came on the vessel said that one solid shot would wreck the whole business. Skin Crafting Operation. Annapolis, Md. A successful opera tion of skin grafting was performed on the leg of Midshipman A. H. Douglass of Tennessee, captain of the nary foot ball team for next season, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, In Baltimore, and he academy. Douglass broke his leg in a game againrt Princeton over two years J - 1 'tl i f - At -v- " T, x J T,: , thstTa permanent cure has been MAKIN3 RESIGNATIONS -.. ' y ' Texas Man "There seems to be fun It resigning and watching the oth er fellows fight for your job. . Bailey y-.i iw .,ow about it." New York Man "Yes, and I'm on my way to tell Piatt and Depew about It." ' ..: STOCK GOING DOWN WEDNESDAY'S SLUMP IN WALL STREET CONTINUES. , BG BULLS ARE HIT FOR MILLIONS Market Opened Thursday Extremely Weak and Action From Wash ington Is Looked For. New York, March 14. Notwith standing the low points hit as a result of Wednesday's slump . in the stock market -and the points, wore the low est since the panic of May 9, 1901 there was no great excitement in. the. street early Thursday. V , Hard blows were, struck Wednesday, but it is. the big fellows who were punched, -some of the most active spec ulative Interests and some of the lead lag figures in the baifklng world. Waila were not to be expected from those quarters and the bleating lambs had most all been shaken out of the tnarket before Wednesday's soc ,l nana ."v. v, -. . . . - . n By 10:35 the market had develop. d extreme weakness.':; Reading fell 2 from high figures. Northern-Pacific, 2; Union Pacific, 3 and other losses In proportion. k.!." ' The declines were in part attributed to fresh selling orders for foreign ac count, and the execution of sales in default of response to remargin calls sent out Wednesday night 1 ' It Is believed the market will be somewhat shaky for several days to come. '. '-. . , - ' - It is known that the federal govern ment is keeping a close eye on the ticker and there is a geenral belief In the street that some important action from Washington can be expected in event of further unsettled conditions. Two Killed In Arkansas Wreck. Little. Rock, Ark., March 16. An eastbound Rock Island passenger train ran into : an open switch and was wrecked at Cuneo, three miles west of Little. Engineer Klllcoyne and Fire man Currier, Argentina, Ark., were killed and two mail clerks, an express messenger,- the porter and four negro dining car waiters were injured. An investigation disclosed that the wreck was the work of a train . wrecker. None of the passengers was Injured. - Louisville Strike Ended. Louisville, Ky., March 15. By a unanimous vote the 800 striking union employes of the Louisville Railroad Co. decided to accept the terms agreed upon, by their executive committee and the officers of the company. All the strikers will to back to work and full service In the city and suburban lines operated by the company will be re sume's, today. . Killed Sweetheart and Self. New Orleans,- March 16. Accosting Miss Dudez Dobson, his : 17-year-old sweetheart, on the mam street of Pointe-A-La-Hache, La., Whitney Mol- lere, a young planter, asked her to marry him, and, t upon tetng refused, shot and killed the girl. He then shot himself and fell dead over her body. ' , . . Fire and Death In Missouri Town. .Birch Tree, Mol, March 16. A block of business houses In ruins and . a little child burned to death is the re sult of a fire started by children play ing with matches in the warehouse of Overcast's store. A' 3-year-old boy of Mrs. Lee Overcast was burned g death. . - ' - 'Guards Stationed Near Ruef. San Francisco, March '16. Four gsards detailed to assist Elisor Btggy In guarding Abraham Ruef have been given quarters in the room adjoining that which the prisoner occupies. Former Mayor Dies. Red Bod, 111., March Id. John H. Meyer, ex-mayor, 79 years eld, died here. ATTRACTIVE. SUIT AGAINST HARGISES Cox Guardian Asks $100,000 of the I Alleged Slayers. Lexington, Ky., March 13. Suit to recover $100,000 damages was filed last nlsrht. in th P'avpttA circuit, cnurf against James Hargis, Edward Calla- Jinn unrt'wiwt Horo-io hv t p rr.i. han and Elbert Hargis by T. P. Card well, Sr guardian for Edward Cox, Lucie Cox and Brackie Cox, children of D. B. Cox. --'lii the petition it is alleged that these defsudants, who are a waiting trial for complicity In the murder ol Dr. Cox, conspired with each other, John Smith, John Abner and Asbury Spicer and others, whose names are not known, to murder Dr. Cox. BARMAIDS GET A RESPITE. English Bill ,to Abolish Them ; Been Abandoned. London, March 13. The barmaids of Great Britain have received a re suite, i Vcnrdine to an RnnminrpiriBnt ! Jf women as barnrJds wiLtot be introduced at this session of -parliament. Instead, Home Secre tary Gladstone has promised to deal with the question in his forthcoming general;, licensing reform bill. The barmaids, however,', decided to con- tlnue their defensive agitation, as they expect no concessions in Mr. Glad- stone's measure. REPORT MERRY TO BE OUSTED. Claim Made Ho Exceeded His Author i t- :f . Ity In Nicaragua. New Orleans, March 13. The New Orleans. Picavune savs that, from in tonation received by that paper, the W Illinois, who were Invited to Wash state department at Washington will lnton by President Roosevelt, have probably place United States Minister alvd wi call at the White Merry on the toboeean slide, and rtnmn him out of the diplomatic service. An excuse has been found bv Secrefarv Root for throwing Mr. Merry over- board, according to information re- ceived by the Picavune. It is paim(..i Minister Merry exceeded Ms authority in Nicaragua. Accident to Another French Warship. Brest, March 15. There was another accident to a French warship off this port ." During torpedo exercises the coast-defense ship Fulminant was struck and seriously damaged on the water line by a torpedo. Collision mats were at once applied In the vessel's side, ' and she was towed Into port in a sinking condition. Greater Pittsburg. Pittsourg. Pa, March 13. The state supreme court has affirmed the judg ment of the superior court permitting tne consolidation of Pittsburg and Al legheny City.- The greater city will have a population of about 520,000 and an area of 38 square -miles. As Long as the Public Will Ride. ew York. March 13. "The New York Central is not going to take off its 18-hour train between here and Lmcago until the public refuses to buy I ttcms ror them - a high official of the road ia quoted as saying. .- Hanged Himself. Lockport, N. T, March 13. Carl Cafly Weaver, aged 28, a nephew of the late Henry Weaver, a well-known Chicago coal merchant and extensive mine owner, committed suicide by hanging. Found Bleeding and Dying. -Sallna, Kag March 13. A. E. Pe terson, a dairyman, 31 years old. was I round ny tne ponce bleeding from a severed artery. He died without being J able to give information as to the mur derers. - . . Congressmen. at Panama. fJon, March lS.-The steamer Pan ama has arrived with 53 congressmen, I who are desirous of inspecting the I wore aone on tne Panama canal. I THEY VON'T GO RAILWAY PRESIDENTS NOT TO VISIT CHIEF EXECUTIVE. LACKING .THE PROPER MANDATE Thomas F. Ryan Believes Visit, Fol .. lowed by Others, Would Do Much Good. New York, March 16. Messrs. Mc- Crea, Mellen, Hughltt and Newman, the four railroad presidents for whose visit to the White House J. Plerpont Morgan arranged before his departure for Europe, held a conference here Friday. The whole situation was can vassed with great care and it was finally decided not to go to Washing ton. i It is understood the reason for this conclusion, was that the railroad of ficials did not feel they had any proper mandate from the railroad corpora tions , to represent them. They felt that they could not assume the posi tion of a self-constituted commission to formulate or present the views of the hundreds of railroad companies which, in turn, are owned by thou sands of shareholders. They recog nized that the railroad managers of the United States are not themselves in perfect accord, and that until some method could be adopted for securing a consensus of opinion, a visit to the president would be idle. At the con clusion of the conference the four presidents left for their homes. Thinks Visit Would Do Good. Thomas F. Ryan, when asked his opinion about the proposed meeting of the president and the heads cf the great railroads, said: "I believe, if Mr. Morgan's visit to the president is followed up as it should be by all of our great business interests, it will do much good. "I also believe that the president's attitude toward corporations is much misunderstood by the general public. It is unfair to assume that it is his desire to hamper the business inter ests of the country. I am, however, convinced that he purposes to enforce the laws as he finds them upon the ?,Jatute ,books' and 1 think th sooner the business interests of the country Conclude to go to work to aid the president In solving the tafflcult prob lems - that confront him every day, the sooner confidence will be restored and the business of the country move on without interruption. So far as general business is concerned, the only fault to be found with It is that it is too active." Were Not Invited. Washington, March. 16. 1 txaiJhnt Roosevelt has received no word from the four railroad presidents, v,ho were suggested by J. Pierpont Morgan on the eve of his departure for Europe as conferees to discuss with the presi- den the railroad situation, and to urge Mr. Roosevelt to take some action to "allow the public anxiety" to the ad ministration's attitude. The president will not invite Messrs. McCrea, Hugh ltt, Newman and Mellen to the Whiet House, but if they ask for an appoint ment, the president will be glad -to receive them. Gov. Deneen to Visit President. Gov. Deneen and Atty. Gen. Stead ouse. w mie uov. weneen reiuses 10 dIsouss 016 object of his conference wltn the President, It can authorita- t,vely be stated that Chicago & Alton deal and cther disclosures brought out at the recent Harriman investigation will be discussed and the situation in general will be gone over. JAPS SWARMING INTO TEXAS. They Are Replacing Mexicans House Servants. El Paso, Tex., March 16. So great has been the influx of Japanese through this port that hundreds have stopped in El Paso, readily securing employment as house servants, dis placing Mexican help. The result is that the Mexican authorities are tak ing cognizance of the matter and pro tection looking to the abatement of immigration unless the new amend ment to the United States immigration law brings relief. An immigrant In spector Btated that every vessel from the continent and the Hawaiian' islands arriving at Manzanillo, Mex., brought from 500 to 1,500 Japanese, and that since Mexico had facilitated the entry Into this country it was not a matter of much surprise that they should suf- fer inconvenience. TWO DROWN IN SCIOTO RIVER. Piledriver and Engine on B. & S. W. Breaks Through Levee. Chilllcothe, O, March 16. A pile- driver and engine on the Baltimore & ohIo southwestern railway went through the levee here into the Scioto river Friday night Seven men were on the piledriver and three on the engme. Eight of these were rescued. Brake man John Long, Olney, III., and Thos. Wheeler of this place were drowned. Date Fixed for G. A. R. Encampment Toledo, O, March 16. J. Cory Win- ns, chief of staff of the National Grand Army of the Republic, has re ceived notification from the citizens' committee at Saratoga, N. Y, fixing the date of the National G. A. R. en- eampment for the week of Sept 9 Mr. WInans wired acceptance. CONDENSED NEWS BRIEFS. Cotton receipts for season at Gal veston exceed 3,000,000 bales, 40 per cent of shipments. ', , ' ; Garfield to thoroughly Inspect Indian affairs, forest reserves and coal lands. Inspection to begin June lv Roosevelt . tposts waterway plan. Commission headed by Burton to ex amine rivers and report feasibility of plan. ' Double tracks for Missouri and Ar kansas included In improvements on Missouri Pacific to cost $100,000,000. Many Iowa weddings declared to be illegal because of ministers' failures to return certificate part f license. Newly-weds and preachers aroused. Bartholdt, of Missouri, submits in terparliamentary union plan of arbi tration to president. Will be submitted to Hague conference. Belleville young widow, jilted, at tempted to end her life with acid, gas oline and razor, overlooking revolver. Legal battle over estate of brother of "Spitehouse" Richardson is to cease after lasting 17 years. Crest of flood is expected at Cincin nati today. Damage by high water far exceeds January overflow. Gov. Folk will issue call Wednes day for special session of Missoi.. legislature to convene April 2. E. H. Gary succeeds Geo. W. Perkii.j as chairman of United States in corporation. Close relation betw -. i firm of J. P. Morgan & Co. and s' company reason assigned for change. St Paul management has determined to suspend all work of improvement, including second track. Clash between members of senate committee shows Foraker is gathering Brownsville evidence at his own ex pense. , Prohibition and excise bills killed In Missouri legislature. Prof. Ross pt Wisconsin declares birth restriction to be hope of race. Commerce commission has plan for supervision , or railway nuances. Mergers may be legalized. Lines ex empt from anti-trust law In order to expand. ,t : : " ' Annual report of the Illinois railro-id and warehouse commission recom mends conservative action in reduc tion of passenger rates for the steaia lines because of the trolley inroa U on traffic. . Robbers seek to wreck Burlington train carrying $150,000 in bullion at Piano river bridge in Illinois. ' Coopers in convention at St. Louis would compel railroads to move car3 150 miles in 24 hours. Penalty for .disregard of law. Spring buying about over, even Missouri! and Arkansas m ; Horace la. Dyer, assistac ' r - States district attorney, St y signs. . -, r'- i-.v.-. ... Resolution Introduced in Viscous,. senate to begin balloting for Spor'l- f s successor on March 19. ' I lows "sShaW and fcouee oted -to-' "", otea -to-jr inaary Willi Is and ott postpone consideration of primary until next week. 1 Columbus (O.) city officials ers Indicted for bribery In connection with favorfbg contract Former Secretaiy of the Interior Hitchcock testified that Senator Mitch ell, convicted of land fraud, tried to shield Commissioner Blnger Hermann. Chicago school teachers have a lobby at Springfield to work for amendments to the teachers' pension law. The French premier was upheld by the chamber of deputies for threat to use troops to suppress strike disorders. The republicans regained control of Portland, Me., at the municipal, elec tion. In Blddeford the republican can didate was elected mayor by 7 votes. The democrats secured the remainder of the ticket Gov. Gillette of California has made public his. correspondence with Presi dent Roosevelt on the Japanese ques tion and the California legislature. The governor expresses the . opinion that there will be no legislation on that line by the legislature this sea slon. Secretary Taft defends Judge Wil fley of Shanghai court from attack. Secret service men believe missing sub-treasury, money at Chicago was probably "borrowed" by a tottering bank. THE MARKETS. Livestock Markets. ST. LOUIS Cattle Fancy steers, $6.156.73; good, to steers, $5.J56.10; choice to heifers, $4.75 5.25; choice to native choice fancy fancy cows, $4.254.75; veal calves. $3.00(3 7.50. Hogs Top, $7.00; bulk of sales, $6.92H6.97H; heavy. $6.95 7.00; packers, $6.957.00; pigs and lights. $5.806.90.- . Sheep Native lambs, $7.25; native sheep, $5.50 5.75. CHICAGO Cattle Plain to best steers, $4.25)6.S5; heifers, $2.65 5.25; cows, $3.255.00; calves, $2.50 7.25; stockers and feeders, $2.505.25. Hogs Choice heavy shipping, $7.00 7.05; light butchers, $7.00(37.024; ight mixed, $6.957.00; packing, $6.50 67.00; pigs, $4.50 6.S0. bulk of sales. $6.957.00. Sheep Sheep, $5.00(9 6.25; lambs, $7.15:&7.S5. KANSAS CITY Cattle Choice ex port and dressed beef steers, $3.40 Q 6.40; fair to good, 4.50B5.30; native cows, $2.254.60; native heifers, $3.60 5.40; calves, $3.257.00. Hogs- Top, $6.85; bulk, $6.75fi6.82H; heavy. $6.806.S5; packers, $6.7506.82. Sheep Lambs, $7.257.60; ewes and yearlings. $5.00(26.85. Grain-Markets. ST. LOUIS Wheat No. 2 red 774 78c Corn No. 2 white, 4C4R6He. Oats No. 2 white, 4444Hc L CHICAGO Wheat No. 2 red. 74 S 67540. Corn No. Z, 45c Oats No. 2 white, 43UQ45C. INDIANAPOLIS Wheat No. S red. 76S77c; No. red. T3c , : V .j A A.