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! ' if I fi i! I; ti " P I: l! ' ; '! i ' " . " v h y . I " ' N i X 9 . i 200 LIVES LOST IN MINEDISASTER Eiplosion In Canadian Mine Entombs 250 of The Six Hundred Men At Wort FIFTY DIE JITTER RESCUE Wives of Misting Miners Hover About Mine Entrance Hoping Against Hope. Lethbridge, Alberta. A mighty ex plosion entombed 250 miners employ ed in mine No. 20, or the Hillcrest Collieries. Limited. Of the fifty min ers rescued, only fourteen were liv ing. Despite the efforts of two score mine experts laboring amid the poisoned pases and debris, hope of rescuing alive the 200 men yet in the mine was remote. The effect of the disaster were: Men in mine when explosion oc curred, 600, of whom 350 escaped. Number rescued, 50, of whom 30 died later. Miners still entombed, 200, probably killed by fire, which followed the ex plosion. Miners' Wives Hopeless. At dusk a group of women stood at the mouth of the mine, which had been closed by the explosion, still hopeful that the cries for help that issued from the inner workings earlier in the day might be repeated. Later, however, many of the women dispersed, ex pressing the general feeling that the situation of those imprisoned was hopeless. U. S. WILL NOT YIELD Success of Peace Conference Seems Hopeless. Niagara Falls, Ont. Justice Lamar's memorandum to Emilio Rabasa, head of the Mexican mediation delegation, announcing that the United States must insist on the acceptance of its plan for the pacification of Mexico, is an ultimatum. Unless the Huerta delegates yield, mediation will end. This is the firm determination of the United States aa conveyed to the mediators. Am bassador Da Gama of Braail and Min ister Suarez of Chile, asked the Amer ican delegates if their position had changed .in view of the Carranza-Villa split, and the reply was no. Washington. Hope that the waver ing mediation program still might bring peace to Mexico was expressed by Argentina Minister Naon as he took the train for Niagara Falls, after a series of conferences with Presi dent Wilson and. Secretary Bryan and Luis Cabrera of tie Washington agen cy of the Constitutionalists. 4i . . 4 , . . " "lfJEBlGNATliri.lS ASKED President ntsj Atlanta Negro in Washirjton to Quit. Washington. President Wilson re quested the immediate resignation of Henry Lincoln Johnson, the Atlanta negro who has been recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia for the past four or five years. The action of the president in calling for the immediate resignation of the Johnson negro is the result of the efforts of Senator Hoke Smith and other Southerners to rid the government of service of negro office holders, who came in under Re publican rule. The Georgia senator has had several interviews with the president about the removal of John son. Britain's Industrial Exhibit. San Francisco, Cal. The Panama Pacific exposition has treated the Brit ish interests with the greatest fairness, and Great Britain's industrial exhibit will probably be more representative than if it had been undertaken by gov ernment officials, said W. A. M. ' Goode, secretary of the British com mission on the exposition, in a state ment made public. Railroad Sues Wagon Driver. Newark, N. J. As the result of a collision between a team driven by P. V. Wilkinson and an Erie locomo tive, the road sued Wilkinson for$100 damages because "divers slats" of the cowcatcher of the engine were broken, the paint on the locomotive was bruis ed and the track "strewn with litter." Dyer of St. Louis Unseated. Washington. L. C. Dyer of St. Louis (Rep.), representing the Twelfth Missouri district, was unseated by the house by a vote of 147 to 98. His elec tion was contested by Michael J. Gill (Dem.). New York Democrats Silent. New York. The Democratic state conference in session in New York miiRtered only one vote for a propo- sltion that the party place itself on record at the primaries as either for or against Tammany nan. Oldest Senator Celebrates. "Uncle Ike" Stephen son, the oldest senator, celebrated his i eighty-fifth birthday by appearing in the senate chamber wearing a bright red carnation. Vera C Heroes Awarded. Washington. Six privates, one cor poral and and a sergeant in the ma aiora mmtnended bv Secre TIUO tui F - a Tr,iQi fnr imllantrv displayed In removing two of their woundod comrades to a place of safety while VACATION TIME WILSON AFTERJHE TRUSTS PRESIDENT DECLARES BIG BUSI NESS SEEKS TO BLOCK PAS SAGE OF ANTI-TRUST BILLS Wants Entire Program Carried Out By Congress Before It Adjourns. Washington. President Wilson came out with a flat declaration that, despite what he characterized as a de liberate campaign by certain interests to secure adjournment of congress and postponement of the administration's trust legislation program, he would use every influence at his command to get the pending bills through the sen ate at this session. "Psychological Depression." Choosinsr his words carefully, the president disclosed his belief that or- ganized distribution of circular let ters and telegrams among business men, members of congress and other public officials, calling for an adjourn ment of congress, a halt in the trust hills, an increase in freight rates for the railroads and a "rest for busi ness," was responsible for what he re cently described as a "psychological depression." GOVERNMENT MONEY READY To Assist Southern and Western Banks in Moving Crops. WnRhlnirton. Secretary McAdoo again stands ready to lend a hand tn Western and Southern banks in case they need money for crop-moving nnrnoses. The Dlan of lending gov ernment money to the banks in agri cultural districts for use during crop moving season last year was so suc cessful that it will be adopted this year if the necessity arises. The to tal amount loaned to banks last year was $37,386,000. It went to Danns in sixty-two cities of twenty-eight states. LIVES ARE LOST IN STORM. Sewers in Streets of Paris Bwt, Forming a Death Trap. Paris. A thunderstorm of phenome nal violence Monday raged over Par is for three hours. It Caused loss of life and enormous damage to prop erty. The rain flooded the streets ana mused the bursting, of sewere. in the central fashionable quarter of the city a street caved in, engulfing sev eral pedestrians. The number of vic tims is not known, v Son Killed and Father Injured. Tallahassee, Fla. Clyde Hughes of Mnnticello was instantly killed two miles from this city, and his father, J. R. Hughes, was seriously injured when a large tree, undermined by road work, fell across the automoDiie in which they were riding, crushing the machine to jelly. Lorimer's Bank Closed. Chicago. Four state banks, the most important having for its pres ident William Lorimer, unseated from the United States senate, were closed by the state banking department here. Representatives of the department im mediately began an examination into the institutions' affairs. President Signs Toll Bill. Washington. President Wilson Monday signed the Panama tolls ex emption repeal bill as amended in the senate and agreed to by the house. Strike Situation Quiet. Rome, Italy. Dreams of a golden age, with the high cost of life ended, are doomed to be shattered in the vil lages and towns of the province of Ra venna, with the arrival of 10,000 troops and the news that the proposed nation al railway strike has been abandoned Supreme Court Recessed. Washington. The Supreme court of the United States' recessed until June 22 without announcing decisions in the intermountain rate of other Im portant cases. m i , Af5o Vv - "-.iT REBEL LEADERS RECONCILED BREACH IS HEALED BETWEEN VILLA AND CARRANZA DIF FERENCES ADJUSTED. Campaign Against Huerta Will Be Continued With Villa as Chief of Army. Saltillo, Mexico. General Villa's resignation as commander of the Con stitutionalist army of the central di vision has not been accepted and the threatened breach between General Villa and General Carranza as been averted, according to a statement from General Carranza's headquarters. It was reiterated that representa tions of the strained relations between Generals Villa and Carranza had been greatly exaggerated, and that Villa would go immediately to Zacatecas to direct the assault on that town. It was announced that five thousand men had left Torreon for Zacatecas and that 3,000 more would leave later. El Paso. Texas. Gen. Venustiano Carranza and Gen. Francisco Villa fail ed to deny that their relations had reached the breaking point. Neitner did aeents of the Constitutionalist leader or of his field commander at- omnan frivA fAflKfinS for' the OUfftjlg .H-mjit- o -v hv suDDorters ot ail .fci7 "wsr appointees in the offices at juarea URGES IMMEDIATE PASSAGE. Bill to Prevent Combine of Big Eiectric Interests. Washington. Urged for immediate passage to curb a giant combination of electric interests, the bill for the de velopment of water power in connec tion with the use of the public domain, one of the measures on the Democratic program for conservation legislation, was reported to the house Tuesday by the public lands committee. The measure, the report explains, would preserve to the people owner ship of all public lands available for hydro-electric purposes and provide for their leasing, and would inaugu rate an era of activity and progress in the development of water power possi bilities. Police Chiefs In Session. Grand Rapids, Mich Uniform auto mobile traffic regulations for all the cities of the United States and Canada and the consideration of moving pic tures in their relation to crime were considered by the annual convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police at its sessions here. Defends Income Tax Law. Washington. Representative Hull of Tennessee, author of the income tax act, in a statement Tuesday de clared that after careful observation of the operation of the income tax law, he feels "no reasonable doubt as to its successful administration Federal Control of Railroads. Washington. Senator Newlands, chairman of the interstate commerce committee, Tuesday re-introduced his bill for 'the federal incorporation of railroads. He first introduced it in 1909. "The recent decision of the Supreme court in the Shreveport rate case and the proposed legislation for the regulation of the issuing of stocks and bonds show the trend is to place the entire jurisdiction over railroads under the federal government," he said. Jones Favored for Governor. Washington. Thomas D. Jones of Chicago, nominated Monday for the six-year term on the federal reserve board, was said in official circles on Tuesday, to be the president's choice for governor of the board. Greeks Are Massacred. Athens, Greece. Greek , refugees from Asia Minor Tuesday brought re ports of the massacre by Turks of 100 Greeks, including priests, old men and children in the town of Fhoklu, twenty five miles northwest of Smyrna. - i l MEDIATORS WILL PROLONGMEETING Kcpe Teat Southing Wii! Turn Bp Td - - Salve Complications o! Toe Conference. MAY RECESSJOR A WEEK In the Meanwhile They Will Search For a New President For Mexico. Niatrara Falls. Out. Instead of ad journing abruptly, as expected, the mediation proceedings will be prolong ed perhaps for another week. The clianKe was brought about as a result of. the vi.-iit of Minister Naon, of Argentine, to Washington, where he conferred with President Wilson and Secretary l'.ryan. Dr. Naon brought back a spirit of optimism and some new ideas which he imparted to Ambassador Da Gama, of Brazil, and Minister Sureze, or Chile. The determination reached is to keep the meditation beard from for mal adjournment, though there may be a recess in another week or while the search is continued for persons eligible, according to the ideas set forth in the conference, for provi sional president of Mexico. Althouch no definate plan has been framed, all parlies expressed a wish to make renewed effort to effect a compromise. There is every reason to believe that the friction between Carranza and Villa and the report that General Huerta intends to retire in favor of Pedro Lascurian affected the media tors in their decision. The possibility of developments in Mexico in the im mediate future, which might change the entire aspect of the problem here, also has been taken into consideration El Paso, Texas. Gen. Venustiano Carranza has forwarded his reply to the two notes of June 2 and 5, sent him by the mediation commissioners at Niagara Falls, it was' learned here. According to information here his re ply to the ABC mediators was sent to Constitutionalist headquarters at Washington to be forwarded to Niag ara Falls. While thanking the mediators for (heir efforts, General Carranza made plain, according to word reaching here, that among the subjects he considered it impossible to discuss are the pro posed armistice, military movements of the Constitutionalists, the agrarian question and the designation of a pro visional president of Mexico. WAR ON CORRUPT POLITICS Bill Introduced In Senate to Eradicate the Machine. , Washington. Senator Owen called upon his Democratic colleagues in the senate to remember the plank in the party platform calling for the "extirpa tion of corruption, fraud and machine rule In American politics," and offer ed four bills designed, he said, to bring about the needed reforms. "If," he said, "the Democratic par ty leaves the country under the ma chine rule system, with the door open to fraudulent practices in nominating senators and congressmen, after its solemn promise to the people, it un doubtedly will receive severe condem nation. "No senator would venture to say he thought it wise to permit corrup tion in our election machinery," said Senator Owen. "But," he contimied, "no individual seems to feel charged with the responsibility of preparing the necessary measure and urging its passage. I propose, therefore, a reso lution charging the committee on privileges and elections with this duty, in the hope that it may meet with sym pathetic . co-operation." , DEVOURED BY LIONS Theatrical Manager Loses His Life When He Enters Cage. Chicago. Emerson D. Dietrich, man ager of a theatrical production pre senting a troupe of trained lions, was killed and partly devoured by six Hons when he entered the car in which they were caged. While the keepers were recovering Dietrich's body a lion escaped from an adjoining cage and terrorized the residents of the thickly populated quarter in which the car stood. Many New National Banks. Washington. In the period between November 1, 1913, and June 18, 1914, 105 national banks were authorized to begin business, the comptroller of the currency reported. Thirty of the new national banks were formed by the conversion of state banks. During the same period fifteen national banks were absorbed by other national banks, six were reorganized and forty-nine were absorbed by state banks. This eaves a net Increase of thirty-two na tional banks. To Increase Whiskey Tax. Washlngton.-A bill proposing a plan for raising more revenue froni whiskey to be pressed in the event the Hobson prohibition amendment i. voted down in the house, was Intro duced. 95 Bodies Recovered From Mine. IthbrldBff, Alberta.-Although the won of recovering bodies progressed slowly owing to smoldering fires In tjc entrance of mine No. 20 of the Hill creat Collieries Limited, a total ot U bodies had been removed. Rout Announced. The itinerary for the special agri cultural train which the Southern rail way and the Mobile & Ohio railroad will operate over their lines in Ten nessee, working in co-operation with the Tennessee department of agricul ture, has just been arranged and in cludes sUty nine stops along the South ern and thirteen along the M. & O. The train will consist or nine cars, in which will be placed live slock and agricultural exhibits and will be more thoroughly equipped for the purpose of teaching modern methods of agri culture with particular reference to what can be done in Tennessee than any train previously sent out on a similar mfssion. Lectures and dem onstration will be conducted at each stop by experts representing the Ten nessee department yt agriculture. The train is being run for the purpose of developing the agricultural and live stock interests of Tennesse by carry ing the latest information to the farm ers ard demonstrating to them the value of modern methods. The Southern railway and the Mo bile & Ohio railroad, believing their interest identical with that of the people along their lines, are giving full co-operation to the movement by furnishing their part of the equipment and transporting it, together with the lecturers, without cost. Following is the itinerary over the Southern railway in East Tennessee: Thursday, July 2" Harrinian .1 unc tion, Oliver Springs, Marlow, Clinton, Vasper, Pioneer. Friday, .July 24 Maloneyville, Cor ryton, Luttrell, Liberty Hill, Lone Mountain, Tazewell, Cumberland Gap. Saturday, July 25 Corryton, Lea's Red House, Joppa, Rutledge, Clinch dale, Crosby. Monday, July 27 Straw Plains, New Market, Jefferson City, Talbott, Mor ristown. Tuesday, July 2S Russellville, Bull's Gap, Mosheim, Grceneville, Chuckey, Limestone, Jonesboro. Wednesday, July 29 Johnson City, Watauga, Bluff City, Vance, Bristol. Thursday, July 30 Elizabethtown, Butler, Maymead, Mountain City, Bluff City. Saturady, August 1 White Pine, Newport, Del Rio, Wolf Creek, Bull's Gap, Rogersville. Monday, August 10 Athens, Rice ville, Calhoun, Tasso, Cleveland. Tuesday, August 11 McDonald, Ool tewah, Tyner, Chattanooga. Pressmen Elect. In the annual convention of the Printing Pressmen's and Assistants' Union of North America, in session at the Pressmen's home at Hale Springs, the installation of officers to serve two years was the feature of the ses sion. Thesebfficers are: President George L. Berry of Hale Springs. First Vice-President John M. Bro phy of Milwaukee. . Second Vice President William H. McHugh of Kansas City, Mo. Third Vice-President Daniel H. Pfister of St. Louis. Secretary-Treasurer Joseph C. Orr of Chicago. Home-Trustee William J. Hall of Toronto Trade School Trustees William Geary of Chicago, Frank Dermody of Chicago and Patrick S. Grady of Cleveland. Speakers were George Isaacs of England and Charles Frances, of the Printers' league of America, which is an employers' association. The propo sition to hold biennial instead of an nual conventions is expected to carry without opposition. The administra tion forces won on every question of credentials and other matters. Mission Cause Suffers. Dr. Edgbert W. Smith, executive secretary of the board of missions of the Southern Presbyterian church, has prepared a report on the financial con dition of the boards of the different churches, which shows that every board has a deficit of several thou sand dollars. In speaking of the re port, Dr. Smith said: "Whatever the explanation, the for eign mission! cause in this country is suffering from a serious and wide spread financial embarrassment." The report follows: The Northern Presbyterian foreign mission board is in debt nearly ?300, 000. The United Presbyterian board has a debt of over $50,000. The North ern Baptist board reports a deficit of $182,000. The Southern Baptist board is behind $68,000. The Southern Methodist board has a debt of $175, 000. The Episcopal board, whose year is not yet closed, has issued a state ment to the effect that a shortage of $300,000 is imminent. The Southern Presbyterian committee's deficit is $36,000. The Great American board (Congregational), organized in 1810, reports the last year as the hardest in its history. First Bloom at Ridgely. The first cotton bloom near Ridge ly was brought in by Fred Ragan, a prosperous young farmer. The recent rains here have done much good to the crops. Millers' Association Meets. Flour millers from six states attend ed the meeting of the Southeastern Millers' association here. The associa tion indorsed federal supervision of grain Inspection. Hog Cholera Serum Effective. The hog cholera serum plant at Nashville, conducted by the state, is being worked overtime in order to supply the farmers of the state. There are at present 630 farmers and live stock men using the serum. DALLAS CHOSEN FOR UNIVERSITY Commissica Appointed By the Methodist Cnurcii Conference Reaches This Decision VANDEREILT WITHDRAWS University Board Passes Resolution Severing Their Connection With the Methodist Church. Birmingham. Ala. Dallas, Texas, will get the Methodist university to be located west of the Mississippi riv er according to formal announcement of a special commission named at the general conference o the Methodist Episcopal church, south, re cently held in Oklahoma City, which is in session here. The commission was empowered to handle the situa tion growing out of the break with V a n d e r b i 1 1 university. The location of the school of theol ogy and the university to be located east of the Mississippi has not been decided up n. University Takes Action. Nashville, Ttnn. That the general conference of the Southern Methodist church, meeting recently at Oklahoma City ,have voluntarily terminated its relations with Vanderbilt university and voluntarily renounced all rights it had, or may have, directly or through any agencies to confirm the election of members of the board ot trustees of the university, and that it is now the right and duty of the board of trustees to fill vacancies la its body without requesting or receiv ing the confirmation of the general conference or any of its agencies, is the sense of a resolution adopted at Tuesday's meeting of the board. ASSESSMENT WILL BE MADE TO PAY SALARIES No Funds Available to Pay Salaries of Members of Federal Reserve Board. - ' Washington. Comptroller of the Treasury Downey decided that the federal reserve board, after it comes into existence, immediately must levy an assessment on member banks to defray the salaries of board members and employees. An appropriation of $100,000, much of which is' still unex pended, was made for the use of the organization committee, which has set up the new banking system, but Mr. Downey held that money was set aside especially for organization and cannot be utilized after the system Is regularly organized. Church Janitor Seeks Fortune. Atlanta. A runaway from his Switzerland home at the age of 18; a stowaway en route to America; a sol dier of fortune during most of his youth; a chef for aristocracy for years, and now the janitor of North Avenue Presbyterian church, Carl Zillig of Atlanta embarked for Europe to be comethe heir to his dead mother's for tune. Army Officer Dismissed. Washington. First Lieut. Frank C. McCune of the First infantry has been dismissed from the army by order of the president, after conviction by courtmartial of absenting himself fre quently from his post at Alcatraz, Cal., without permission. Lieutenant Mc Cune is from Nebraska. He served five years as an enlisted man before his appointment as second lieutenant in October, 1903. Judge to Help Condemned Man. Ashburn, Ga. Judge E. E. Cox, In sentencing Miles Cribb to be hanged on August 7 for murder, told the pris oner that he had definitely determined to go before the prison commission and the governor to ask the sentence be commuted to life imprisonment. Turks Are Barring Greeks. London, England. A dispatch from Constantinople says a state of siege has been proclaimed by the Turks at Smyrna in Asia Minor, and along the Dardanelles, in order to stop the emi gration of Greek residents in Turkey. AccuseU. S. of Unfairness. Niagara Falls, Ont. The Huerta del egation to the mediation conference issued a statement Wednesday, charging that the insistence by the United States on a Constitutionalist for the provisional presidency as op posed to a "neutral" was "tantamount" to abetting, and even exacting fraud Colombian Treaty Opposed. Washington. Strong opposition t the treaties with Colombia and NIc; rague developed at a meeting of th senate foreign relations committee. Wants American Consul Recalled. Santo Domingo. The government has asked the United States govern ment for the withdrawal of the Amer ican consul at Puerto Plata on the ground that he had sided with the revolution. Another Accident at 8ea. . Sotuhamtpon. The North German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wllhelm II., is anchored off Nettley, three miles to the southeast, with a big hole in her side amidships, caused by a collision with the Llveipool grain ship Incemore. TV..; : . v. ti, I V'rf :) Vera Cruz was under nre rewuuj.