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Ipreme Court of the United States Crushes Hopes. ------ b IT OF CpSCTAWs IS sETnTLE .egcd That Citizenship Rolls Had cl Seen Prepared From Pandu lent List and Court Had . Beet Bribed. S Washington.-In an opinion by 1 stice Holmes, the Supreme Court c' the United States has decided )Linst the complainants in the case k< the 13,000 Choctaw and Chicka- o w Indians who asked for redress h being excluded from the citl-1tl nship rolls of these nations, when c ey were prepared by Secretary tl tchcock of the interior department March 4, 1907. The suit. instituted by one J. E. A eming, in the United States cir it court for the eastern district of .lahoma, alleged among other Jngs that the citlzen.hip rolls had t; en prepared on fraudulent lists; e at the citizenship court had been o ibtl; that $7o,0.000 had been paid o the Oklahoma legal firm of Mans-i Id, McMurray and Cornish as the g sult of unlawful conniving, and s t notwithstanding these charges d hben brought to the attention of o cretary G(arfield, he had failed to ' , stigate thenm. It was also aauert- t that the secretary had withdrawn o at areas of land for reservation g Irposes and for other uses contrary a law. ('laiming to be entitled to a share the Choctaw and Chickasaw funds t d lands under the terms of the eaty beltween the Indians and the rited States which was entered in in 1S30. the petitioners asked for' decree compelling a general ac unting for the award of their pro Srtion of the property and for an in mention prohibiting further pro- c tedings looking to the alienation of The trial court decided against e :tem and its opinion was affirmed. -a- IG(;IITNING FIRES OIL TANKS. --tt ilth a Total Loss of Over a Half t Million Dollars. 1lBeaumont, Tex.-During a series r heavy showers lightning played a avwc w ith the old companies' pro- t ·rtics in this vicinity. Shortly be- e re noon lightning hit and set on t e the Gulf Refining Company's f .000 barrel tank of naptha at t sort Arthur. Another thunderstorm t Sime up and in a few minutes nine u . the oil tanks of the Texas com ý'any near thil city were set on fire "ith one stroke of lightning. The t 'vtal loss will reach about $600, r 00. The Texas company's nine ;ecl tanks held about 325,000 bar ls of crude oil. Six hundred men. d e various oil company employes. i, ?lunteere their services at once to t "1Ip control the fire and the work a throwing up embankments to pre- t ,fnt the flaming oil from running l er the fields went on almost all 11 ght. J ." s POWERFUL ORGANIZATION. ommerce Could be Paralyzed Throughout the World. New York.-To prepare demands r a uniform wage scale from five ndred thousand to a million mar era wat the programme proposed i Havelock Wilson. leader of the *amen of Great Birtain. at a meet mat g in Hoboken. The English lead r. who is in this country with the bject of uniting American and Eu opean marine workers in an inter tional federation to improve the onilitiens of their labor, told his wearers a refunal of their demands c t::t result in au international ship ng 'trike designed to paralyze mmerce the world over. KILLEDI, IN ACCIDIENT. Q ife in Auto Runs Over Dying t Husband. r Atlanta. (;a.-After being man lec by two automobiles, and while e was on the ground dying, Har y i.. Anderson, one of the leading I er.linnts of Atlanta, was run over [ y a third moter car which his wifec as drtiing. Mrs. Anderson without nowing that she had driven her car ver her dying husband not reall-I g that soine one had been struck, urried into a nearby house and lephonedl for an ambulance for the Jjured man. W'hen the ambulance, rrived Mrs. Anderson saw that her r had struck her dying husband. FNOI'N('CFS CHRISTIAN SCIENCE little Better Than Ralvings of a Perverted Mentality." New York.-In an article in hic Christian Science is termed a terrible mental affliction, the editor ' if American Medicine urges the edical profession to take active' eps to expose the fallacies of its' ectrines. The writer declares that I arny innocent lives have been MC- !ilced on account of it. JUNCTION QUICKLY DISOLVED. nd Election Certificate is Promptly I S Issued Cramp. Memr;phis.-Ruling that his court :; without Jurisdiction Chancellor I.;Loll dlissolved the injunction:I tu' :. inn the Shelby county elec-'' H: tnOt ! on from delivering to I 1 'rutui p a certificate of i lthet otice of nlayor of i , I . ':r t'rt!iup was given a i I...:: it. (f T' (2tes over .1r. Wil-.t S...:,: threD ethe r contestants.I TRE NEGRO '~i POLITICS. Eliminate Him and South Will Go Republican. Washington.-"Ellminate the ne bro from politics in the South give that section of the country an exclusively white ballot or L fran chisement which 4hall mean abso lute and unequivocal white supre macy in the management of its whole affairs and there's not a State below the Mason and Dixon's line which will not be found in the Republican column of the electoral college." The foregoing is what Senator Cul lom of Illinois. one of the successors of Abraham Lincoln, who prides himself on his facial resemblance to the war President, said during a dis cusslon of President Taft's trip through the South. LABOR MEN GATIIEIUNG. American Federation Convene in Toronto This Week. Toronto. Ontario.-For the first time in the twenty-nine years of its existence, the American Federation of Labor has crossed the border line of the United States to hold its an nual convention in Canada. Dele gates from all parts of the United States and Canada are here. With jail hanging over the heads of President Samuel Gompers, vice President John Mitchell and Secre tary Frank Morrison for contempt of court as a result of the Buck Stove and Range case, the question as to whether an appeal to the Uni ted States Supreme Court shall be taken will probably be decided by the convention. TO REDUICE MILEAGE. Farmers Think Solons Get Too Much Travel Pay. Raleigh, N. C.-A reduction in the mileage allowance of members of congress from ten to five cents a mile is sought in resolutions adopt ed by the Farmers' National Con gress here. Legislation to establish four na tional roads from the Atlantic to f the Pacific; the strengthening of the "oleo" law; a law prohibiting rail s roads from charging a full trip mile I age rate in excess of the rates of - the states through which the trip - extends, the enactment of a postal 1 bank law; the increasing of the s franking privilege to state agricul t tural schools. and colleges for the ex I tension of publication work, were e urged in other resolutions. LICENSE MEN WINNERS. Only One "Dry" Town in West chester County. New York.-The net result of a determined effort by the local option ists to close the bars in fourteen towns of Westchester county was L one town captured-Yorktown, in the northern part of the county, I which gave a majority of 23 against I license. Mount Pleasant, where John D. Rockefeller has a county seat, went "wet" by about 400 ma Jority. Mr. Rockefeller has always been opposed to saloons and is said to have urged his employees to vote • "no license." The hardest fight was in White Plains. The "antis" were badly beaten and White Plains promises to be very "wet" town hereafter. IOBBEI, OF $1,500,000. High Officials of Kaiser's Navy are Said to be Involved. S New York.--Germany's reputa tion of immunity from graft has re Sceived a rude jolt. Revelations brought out at a trial now proceed a ing in Klel indicate that high offi cials of the Kaiser's navy and a qulntet of wealthy material con tractors have for years been doing I business on a basis of which Tam many itself would have no cause to - be ashamed. s It is estimated that the imperial - dock yards at Klel have been rob Sbed of not less than $1.500.000 r worth of naval stores in consequence 'of systematic grafting. t r STANDS BY OFFICERS. Will Support Them in Evading the Jail Sentence. Toronto.-That the American Federation of Labor intends to r stand by President Samuel Gompers. Vice President John Mitchell and Secretary Frank Morrison in theirl fight to evade the jail sentence im · posed in the United States court for contempt of court, was indicated by n 'the attitude of the delegates in at a tendance at the 29th annual con r vention. It is apparent that ths e, committee on the president's report e: will recommend that the cases be car. s ried to the supreme court of the , United States. At least this is the Sexpressed opinion of many of the de ig FOUR DIE FROM EPIDEMIC. y Death List at Athens Female Col t lege Growing. r Athens. Ala.-An omclal statement a: issued by Athens Female College. Swhich was recently suspended be o cause of an epidemic, states that I four of the young women died on : Frilay. Two of them died at their a homes and the others at the college Sbuilding. The epidemic has been ; o nounced typhoid fever. NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE To date seventeen candidates for mayor have announced in Boston. President Taft rode fifty miles an hour in an automobile at Savannah, Ga. .ir,. Mary Ce.s, at Chicago, killed her daughter and suicided by asphyx iation. Ze!ay claims to have won a vio tory over the insurgents in Nicarau gua. Geographers are making arrange ments for an official map of the world. The Interstate Commerce Commis sion resumed sittings at Washing ton this week. Mayor-elect W. J. Gaynor, of New York, is being boomed for the Demo cratic nomination for president. The report that Col. Roosevelt had been killed in Africa was charac terized as a fake. The Federation of Labor leaders are planning to appeal the Gompers contempt case to the Supreme Court. State Senator J. L. Fleming and Harry Skinner, Jr., were killed in an automobile wreck near Greenville, N. C. More than $25.000,000 is left to charitable institutions in the will of John Kennedy, filed in New York. The entire estate is worth more than $60,000,000. A boiler tube on the North Dako ta blew out in the battleship's four hour endurance test, off the New England coast, injuring four men. The North Dakota, nevertheless, ful filled her contract of 21 knots an hour for four hours. After a relentless examination by the Judge, in which he savagely at tacked her veracity, Mme. Steiheil, charged with the murder of her hus band and step-mother, was carried fainting from the courtroom in Par Is. Lord Lansdowne, leader of the op position in the House of Lords, would decline, it was said, to accept the finance bill until it had first re ceived the sanction of the electors. Greek senior naval officers de manded that the extreme penalty be meted out to Tibaldos and his band of mutineers. William Torey Harris, former United States Commissioner of Edu cation, died in Providence, R. I. The reward of $15,000 offered by the State of Pennsylvania in the Whitla kidnaping case was allotted. The annual report of the Postof flce Department tended to show that foreingers would deposit vast sums in postal savings banks here should they be established. Rudolph Spreckles announced plans for a national organization to make war on municipal graft. It was rumored that Mrs. Russell Sage would give $1,000,000 to aid in fighting tuberculosis and that An drew Carnegie would donote a like amount with which to war on palla gra. Honduran and Guatemalan diplo mats assured Secretary Knox that their countries were neutral as far as the affairs of Nicaragua were con certed. The negro highwayman who wounded W. T. Willis near Pensa cola, Fla., was reported to have es caped. It was admitted that the pres ence of soldiers at Jackson, Ky., during the recent election prevented much bloodshed. Dogs believed to be affected with rabies bit several children at Coving ton, La. Public dance halls were flayed by the grand jury of Acadia parish at Crowley, La. Forest fires have destroyed miles of valuable timber in the great North Mountains of Virginia. The San Francisco District Attor ney's office, taking the result of Tuesday's election as a mandate from the people, decided not to push the graft prosecutions. It was rumored that the Jackson. Miss., Electrical Company had been purchased by a New York concern. The dying state of "Bussy" Bree land was introduced at the trial of Ben Klnchen, at Amite City, La. The Mississippi State Fair at Jack son closed after most successful run in its history. In the will of John Steward Ken I nedy, one of New York's little known rich men, bequests of more than $25, 000,000 were made to religious, charitable and educational instltu tions. He died of whooping oough. The Eastern trunk lines decided to reduce the rate on sugar from New York to St. Louis and Mississippil river points 8 cents, effective Dec. 20. .t was said at the Pellagra Con ference at Columbia 8. C.. that the disease was contracted by persons who ate grits. Details of the issuance of the new $80,006,000 of stock were announced by the Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany. The Tensas Levee Board, at its meeting at Rayville, La., ordered a suit instituted to annul the alleged fraudulent land sale. An armed clash between the Fed eral and State courts was predicted by Thomas E Watson of Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. H. Breet, an aged woman, was killed in a runaway accident at Pensacola, Fla. Cordinal Gibbons declared he was opposed to woman's suffrage. Prince Ito's assassin and his accom. plces were taken to -E ul. Korea, for trial. Ex-Vice President Fairbanks may be appointed American Ambassador to London. It was said a treaty of commerce was about to be agreed upon between Spain and Cuba. Pellagra was said to be spreading at the First National Pellagra Con ference, held at Columbia, S. C. Inez Rulz, a notorious criminal, has been captured in Texas after ter rorising the border for six years. The Treasury Department will in stall automatic scales at the large ports of entry for weighing sugar. Unomlcial figures showed the pro posed amendment to disfranchise the negro in Maryland had been defeat ed by 16,155. The Japanese Commercial Com mission was entertained at a ban quet in Washington at which Secre tary Knox was a speaker. Count Louis von Vestra, who sev eral years ago killed his sister and Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria, died in Denver, Col. At the State Department the opin ion prevailed that the question of granting naturalization to Turkish subjects was one for competent courts to decide. Mony letters were received by the Comptroller of the Currency from na tional banks promising to comply with the law governing overloans. Four defendants in ,the Jackson Lumber Company peonage cases were recola, but admitted to $20,000 bond on appeal to the United States Sup reme Court. Four men convicted of the mur der of a nonunion driver during a strike at Chicago were sentenced to twenty-five years each. John Ferrell was arrested at Beckley, W. Va., in connection with the murder of four members of the family of George W. Hood. Mrs. M. B. T. Milledge, blind and decript, pleaded guilty at Kansas City, Mo., to attempt to defraud the government in a pension claim case. The arrival in the Thames of a cargo of chilled beef from Australia. said to be in tiptop condition, is heralded in London as foreshadow ing the relief of the British meat market from the "danger of being throttled by the American Beef Trust." Mr. White, the retiring ambassa dor to France, sailed for the United States on the steamship George Washington. The now Nicaragua minister, Mr. Hazera, sailed for New York on his way to Washington, where he will succeed Ispinosa, who resigned be cause of his brother's connection with the revolutionists. Arrangements are being completed for the erection of a building at Washington for the Southern Com mercial Congress. The National Ghographic Society decided that Robert E. Peary reach ed the North Pole and awarded the explorer a medal. The campaign of financial educa tion, which is being carried on from the rostrum by Chairman Aldrich, of the monetary commission will stretch from Chicago to Milwaukee during the week. Passengers on the steamship City of Augusta, which went aground at the mouth of the Savannah river, were rescued by President Taft's tug boat After confessing in court to the 8telnheil murders, Jean Lefevre la ter admitted he knew nothing of the crimes and only acted on a chivalrous impaulse to save Mme. 8teinheil. The House of Commons passed the third reading of the finance bill by a vote of 379 to 149. The body of Prince Ito was buried with imposing ceremonies in a sub urb of Toklo. Ben Jones was shot from ambush and seriously wounded at Lake Charles, La. Commander Peary closed a con tract to write a b0,000-word story at $1.20 per word. The posability of an Angle-Ger man understanding appears to be under consideration in high German government circles. The failure to reach such an understanding here tofore is attributed to the method adopted by Great Britain. The large sugar mill of William Jackson a cane grower of Tangipahoa parish, began operations. There is an exceptionally large crop of cane near Ponchatoula and the mill will be kept busy for some time. The Federal Court of Appeals, at Washington, affirmed the jail senten. ce imposed on Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison charged with contempt of court in the Buolis Stone and Range case. Samuel P. Rotan. Republican, was elected district attorney at Philadel phla, Pa. The Republicans darried Rhode Il. and. Tom L. Johnson. Democrat, was de. I fcated for re-election to the mayoral ty of Cleveland, Ohio. FARMERS I CONVETIONI , Hear Many Addresses Affect ing Interest of Planters. t INFERIOR FARIEIG Ni TO Ela Claims an Uplifting of the Negro Race Essential to the Improve meat of the Farmer's Con dition. Raleigh. N. C.-The Farmers' Na tional Congress at its three sessions held Saturday heard many addresses and discussions of matters affecting the interests of farmers. The matter of the service of the railroad to agri cultural interests came up frequently. At the afternoon session, Prof. H. E. Stockbridge, editor of "Southern Ruralist." Atlanta, said inferiority in Southern farming is due to the pre ponderance of the interior negro race, and that must be an effort to raise the ability of that race. Dr. Joe. Wyde Pratt, North Caro liana state geologist, urged good roads movement as an aid to farming. M. V. Richards, land and industrial agent of the Southern R. R. told of how the railroads had aided agricul ture. At the night session F. Gilbert Pearson. state secretary of the Audu bon Society, appealed to the farmers to protect the birds that aid them. The delegates to the congress return ed after their visit to Durham and Greensboro and resumed its sessions with an address by John Skelton Wil liams, former president and now dir ector of the seaboard Air Line. Mr. Williams directed his remarks to the relationship existing between the farming industry and the railroads and entered a strong protest against the proposition of unlimited railway consolidation and combination. Andrew M. Soule, president of the Georgia Agricultural College, declar ed that schools of the present time were too far away from the actual needs of the people and should be industrialized to suit the times. Chief Justice Walter Clark, of North Carolina, speaking of the South and its advantages, said that in addition to its need for more people, it wanted a "square deal and fair play from the national government." After a long session the commit tee on resolutions of the Farmers' National Congres agreed to report favorably for adoption the following resolutions: "1. Parcels poet system. "2. Postal saving bank. 3. Opposition to large standing army. "4. Opposition to ship subsid. "5. Reaffirmation of temperance views, favoring anti-saloon move ment. "6. Reaffirmation of encourage ment of agricultural education. "7. Co-operation of farmers in holding product of farms against arti ficially depressed markets. "8. Committee of five to investi gate equity of taxation." TEST AT BROWN UNIVERSITY.. History Class Ignorant of Full Name Of President. Providence, R. I.-None of the twenty-four membres of Prof. Wil fred Monroe's history class at Brown University, composed of seniors and Juniors, was able to give correctly the full names of the President of the United States, a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Governor of Rhode Island, a SJustice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, and the mayor of Providence when the questions were proposed as a test. Prof. Munroe de sired to make an experiment based on the recent attempt to secure a constitutional amendment in Mary land, requiring from voters ability to answer correctly questions similliar to these. Eighteen of the twenty four members of the class gave cor rectly the President's full name. and two knew only his last name. No one succeeded in giving the full name partly correct. Seven could not give even the last name of a justice. WARRINER RELEASED. Bond Fixed at 30,000, Which is Fur nished by Ris Friends. Clncinnatl.--Charlle L. Warrlner, the deposed local treasurer of the Big Pour Railroad Company, who is charged with the misappropriation of $54.500, was released from custody on a bond of $20,000. He was ar ranged, four friends came forward and by signing bonds for $5,000 apiece, secured his temporary liberty. Warriner made a remarkable charge of front. In the forenoon he gave out a statement admitting his res ponsiblllty for the shortage, but de claring that there were others in volved who were equally guilty. Lat er he changed tactics and declared that he edmitted nothing. This lat ter declaration is taken to mean that he intends to force his alleged part ners in guilt into the open, MYSTERIOUS HOTEL DEATH. SWealthy Nashl 3 Ma Dies Bud a derly in Colorado. SColorado 8prings, Col.-Apparent ly mysterious circumstanoes con nected with the death In a local ho tel of James Cox, Jr., of Nashville, Tenn.. have caused the police to In vestigate. A woman is being held until the cause of Cox's death can be ascertained. The woman said she had given Cox a teadpoonful of medicine on the advice of a bell boy. ACCIDENT ON WANBSIP. Four Men Hart am aestdep bees Dakota. Portsmouth, N. H.-As the mno battleship North Dakota was cor' pleting her tour-hour endurance rut at a 21-knot gait off the New llp land coast with the battleship qe*d championship of America altost Is her grasp, a boiler room aeside t robbed her of the laurels and set her scurrying into this port to land four injured men. The big ship nev ertheless exceeded her contract re quirement of 21 knots an hour, rLak Ing 21.71 In the first two hours, 31. 64 in the t.hird and 21 knots flat as she hurried in on the fourth hour to this port. The injured men are Wil liam H. Grange, water tender; John Souden, coal passer; A. Peterson. fireman and Peter McConnell. fire man. It was reported from the na vy yard that all the injured smes would probably recover, but it was feared Souden might lose his eye, sight. In addition to the four men brought ashore, twelve others suf* fered from scalding. POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS. F Post Office Report Carries Argumm in Favor. Washington.-An argument in ta vor of the establishment of postal Eavings banks is contained in thei annual report of .O. Chance, aud itor "for the Postoffice Department. He alleges that in the last twenty years foreigners in the United States have sent back to their homes by means of money orders the enormous sum of $431,956,623 in excess of the amount that they have received free abroad. This represents the surplus earnings of foreign labor employed In the gigantic industrial and cen mercial business of the country. And Itor Chance says that it is a fair as sumption that a majority of the for eign element sojourning In this coun try would patronise government poe tal savings banks, and thus a cot siderable share of the millions of dollars now annually spent abroad for deposit in banks of their own countries would remain here in the custody of the Secretary of the Tress ury. ROOStEEIVE Y D"DIED. D Lst Heard roam s othing Unmar Had Then Happened. Entebbe, Uganda.-The rasera that harm has come to Oet. Rosevelt may be denied with esuranre. The last word from the party earne t that nothing unusual had oeeurNd. Roosevelt was in excellent health Oct. 28, and news of the party re ceived on Oct. 30 reported all well. A letter dated Nov. 3 has been reevlred from the party, who at the time the message was sent, were on the ne Ingishu plateau. The letter made no mention at all of Col. Roosevelt. It any of the party is sick, we. the nearest medical help, have received no news of such sickness." TENSAS DELTA LAND C0. C Sutt Involves Iand to The Amoc of a Mmillom Dollas. New Orleans.-- uit was brought In the state District court here against the Tensas Delta Lead CMe pOny, the petitioner being the state of Louisiana. The suit Involves the title to land in northern Loulsiuas valued at upwards of a million dol lars. It is alleged in the petition that the Tenses Basin Board practi cally gave to the Tensas Delta Land Company about 900,000 acres df state land, disguising the donstion as a sale. The plit follows a r cent lnvestigation by the state o. cilas which caused quite a sous tion. 8PANIARIDS TO MEET TRIBESMEN Intsate Carlos Selue Impetaut Positf. Melilla.-The avance guard of siz, tesen thousand Spanish troops unaer the Infanto Carlos of Bour, which began an advance over the Benl Sicar territory seised the Ia portant strategic point at Hidim. The point was seized without firing a shot, the Moors making a hasty re treat. A squadron of the htkings' regiment. however, had e engage meat with the tribesmen sad, in a brilliant charge several ofcers wer killed. HONDURAS NOT HELPING. Gumatemi Ms Ai 's freiudm Fm Meddlig. SWashianton.-Asurances of a most solemn character were given Secretary Knox that honduras is not helping President Zelaya and that 1 Guatemala would not think of such a duastardly thing as aiding and abett · ing Juan J. Estrada, the leader of · the Nicaraguan revolution. HIGH SCHOIl BTUDENTS WIN. Cleveland.-A strike of 500 girl and boy students of the West High SSchool in this city has already foreod I the school board to recommend the Sabolishment of the lunchroom con. t cession at the school. The board of education has promised to fura"IU wholesome meals tn the future. 8M . STEINBHEIL FAINTS. , Woman Unnerved Dy Ordeel iS Paris.-After havtng withteoao for nearly three days a merciless e amination at the hands of the pre siding Judge of Court of Asises, where she is being tried on a charge I of murdering her husband and her stepmother, the iron nerves of Mme. Marguerite Steinhell gave way and she was led from the witnus stand in a state of utter collapee.