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. J -t. uht: lA.kvlV,.., . i-l 4 lH I ! I ! hi I.' iii THE HAYTI HERALD $1.03 A YE4R IN ADVANCE HAYTI, : : : : : MISSOUKL lilt NEWS in liiiirf A GENERAL SUMMARY OF IMPOR TANT NEWS OF THE WEEK GATHERED FROM ALL OVER. Democratic leaders in the House viil fight for an income and inherit ance tax. An estimate of 1.71 7.000 sacks of rice for Texas and Louisiana lia3 been made. .Mis.cissj))i members of Congress arc divided on the question of a tariff on lumber. The Department of Agriculture will continue rice experimental Hurl: in Louisiana. Three inmates jieri.-lied by the dc.-t ruction of nil orphans' home at Battle ("'reek, .Midi. W. J. Hrynn dome? that he was injured in an automobile accident in Florida .Saturday. Will J'arker. a negro, vn.- lynched i".ir 3!r-.ia, Ala., for mis-treating li.c child of his employer. J 'resident Hoocvelt pent a- mes-eagi- to f'ongrc-s announcing that Ji had vetoed the census bill. chief (J. T. (Haver, for thirty fuc years connected with the .Mein-pli!'- police dcj)ujtmcnt, rc-igjned. ( "oiigre.-iiian K. S. Candler of -M i--i -ay- lie will not jc a c.:nilidiiie for governor of that 'ate. The J'iinama railroad, owned by the 1'nited .States, will bo used to control transcontinental freight rate--. Mrs. 0. K. Sampson was indicted at Lyons, X. V., for the murder of Iter husband, a nephew of the late admiral. A conference of leaders interest ed in the movement to construct a southern building at Washington is being held. One more juror was secured in the Cooper-Sharp trial at Nashville, 'J'cjjji., making a total of eleven men Jii the box. Louisiana congressmen ere press ing the Federal government to aid in the campaign against the cotton boll weevil. Airangements. have been com pleted for the reception of the bat tleship nVct jit Hampton l?oad. Va .February '!. Charley Crumley, a , negro, was fated from binning at the stake at Tuiupa, Fin., through lin- interces Mon of ollicerri. Reports from Salvador and Nica ragua indicate an early outbreak of hostilities, and that other con Ulrica vill he drawn in. Michigan will send a delegation to Xew Orleans to urge President elect Tuft to retain Newberry as K'orclury of the navy. N. T. Anders, business man and banker; accidentally shot and wounded himself while hoarding a train at Jackson, Miss. Louisiana and Texas liimhernien were given a hearing by the Inter state Commerce Commission on the question of tap line railroad rates. The chief of police of Vieksburg, Miss., announced that he will not in rest persons in social flubs where drinks are served from lockers. The Senate committee on naval n flair adopted the provision in the naval appropriation hill for the con struction of two '.'(i.OOO-lon battle ships. The Federal Grand .Jury has com pleted its probe into the alleged timber thefts and frauds in the 'hoctaw .Indian Nation at Musko fo, Okla. Ftate Superintendent Harm urges that a course of scientific farming be taught in. the rural s'hool- of Louisiana. - A crew of nine and the captain's wife were rescued from the schoon er Sarah W. Iawrence. which went to pieces off Cape Henlopc-n, Del. Considerable damage was done by the recent storm in north Louisiana and central Mississippi. Several ne groes wvtu hilled at Booth's Mills. Miss. Waldemar 11. Bille of New Or leans was indicted by the grand jury at Washington on a charge of ob taining goods under false pre- tenses. The situation at Pittsburg, Pa., a a re-ult of the as-atilts on white girls by negroes is becoming more acute and a dangerous race war is threatened. Senator Bayner of Maryland has introduced a resolution in the Sen ate which asserts that Congress has a right to call for and inspect all public papers. President Roosevelt sent a long telegram to the speaker of the Cali fornia Hou-c of Representatives in which he urged that the ami-Japa-i..-i bill be killed. Senator lluile introduced a bill in the Senate to remove the disabil ity of Senator Knox bv lencalintr i c? the law increasing the -alary of the secietary of state. Senator Lodge of -Massachusetts is trying to gag Senator Tillman of ouiuji i arojina anu prevent nun from attacking President Hoo-evelt by amending the Senate rule.-. It wu- ollicially stated that Hunt ington Wilson, foimerly third as sistant secretary of state, recently appointed minister to Argentine Re public, would be as-i.-taut secretary of state under the Taft admini-tra-tion. There i- no truth in the rumor that a tidal wave has destroyed Port Limon, Costa Rica. A wirele.-.- dis patch was received by the U'c.-tcrn L'liion at Sow York from Port Li mon saying the rumors of a tidal wave were untrue. Senator Tillman of South Caro- Carolina triumphed in his' light against the confirmation of W. D. Cruni, the negro collector of cus toms at Charleston. Senator Frye announced that the name oi Cruni would be withdrawn. Bcpresontative Bennett of Ken lucky is making an effort to have Congress to acquire, for the benefit of the congressional library, a rare collection of manuscript book which once belonged to Chief Jus tice John Marshall. A provisional revolutionary gov ernment has been established at llii, capital of the Province of (ihilan, where a serious uprising has broken out that re.-ulted in the kill ing of the governor and several oth er ollicials of the administration. The ollieial statement of I'nited States Senator Isaac Stephenson of Wisconsin with aflidavit attached, shows that tiie expense of his can didacy for the nomination of Cni ted States senator at the primary election on September 1, ll)8, amounted to fplOeO.'J.O."). March I will be a sad day for the Smith faniih. Its representation in the Mouse of Representatives will on thai day be reduced from six to four. Representative .Madison B. Smith of .Missouri and Marcus A. Smith, delegate from Arizona, will not be in the sixty-first Congress, and no strange Smith will come to uphold thu family name and fame. The reception accorded King Ed ward and Queen Alexandra in Ber lin is causing the greatest satisfac tion to British ollicials and the pub lic at large. The welcome given their majesties by (he populace is regarded even more than the olli eial ceremonies as an opportunity for the introduction of better feel ing between the two peoples andthe setting aside of those mutual, sus picions which have prevailed for a quarter of-n century. Because 800 citizens at Houston. Mis-?., did not desire to desecrate the Sabbath, the lynching of Boby Baskin, a negro boy, accused of murdering and robbing Bev. "W. T. Hudson, a Baptist preacher, was postponed for a day. Herbert Fisher, aged 12 years, of Sparks Gap, south of Birmingham, Ala., i? dead as a result of explod ing a dynamite cap which he had in his pocket. The little fellow did not know what he had and was knocking it when the explosion fol lowed. In a feud battle over a do' at Hineston, La., Henry and Bud Bar rington. father and -on. were in stantly killed and Bobext Weather ford, member of the opposition fac tion, probably fatally wounded. Charle- Weatherford. his brother, is charged with killing the Barring Ions. The house committee on alcoholic liquor tralh'c voted down the Ben nett bill providing for a commission to collect information regarding the liquor traflic in this country and to recommend to Congress any needful legislation. The vote in the com mittee was eight to four against the bill. For the first time it is believed in the history of the railroads and unionists in the I'nited State.-, the managements of all roads enterinir Texa-. and the railway unions, have before the state legislature. The employe soon agree to a lenient full crew bill and will fight the --cent fare law. A Chicago firm has been award ed a contract to Mipply the British army with corned beef for a period of three years. The first deliverv. between oOO.Ouo and l.UOO.OUO pounds, will be made next July. The meat will be packed at Chicago under the supervision of British army ofliccrs. That the assets of the Fidelity Funding Company aie worth 'mil lions of dollars' was the assertion of Peter 1$. Olney. special master of the I'nited States Court, in his report to the court on the company's affairs, presented in New York. lie further reported that the corpora tion was not amenable to the Fed eral bankruptcy act. A mob of negroes attacked Sheriff I. M. Hoff at Humble, Tex., and he narrowly escaped death. He was knocked down and fired at fifteen times. He escaped by cutting his way through a mob with a long knife. He was after a negro charged with murder. A large posse is form ing to make whole.-ale arrests and a serious race riot is feared. Four men were killed, one fatally injured and two seriously hurt when a high wind blew down a staging at the vards of the Ameri can Ship RuildingConipany at Lo rain, Ohio. The men fell one hun dred feet to the bottom of the dry dock. The staging was being placed for the construction of a ship when the gale tore it loose and precipi tated the men downward. The president has nominated Robert 10. Mansfield of Indiana to be consul general at Zurich, Switz erland ; Newton W. Gilbert of In diana, to be secretary of public in struction, Philippine Islands; Bob ert W. .Junk of Iowa, to be surveyor of customs for the port of Burling ton, Ia and Isaac A. Manning of Oregon, consul at La Guaira, Vene zuela. After all the salary of the presi dent of the I'nited States may not be raised to .$100,000 a year, the House having declined to accept t'lo amendment inserted in the legisla tive, executive and judicial appro priation bill, in which the presi dent's salary and the salaries of tho vice president and all United States judges were advanced. The bill was referred to conferees appointed'' by both houses. Senator Warren, for the conferees on the part of the' Senate,, reported Unit the confer-.' enee agreed on all items favorably, in dispute except those fixing the' salaries of the president and tho, rest 300 PERISH IN THEATER HORRIBLE HOLOCAUST IN HEX ICAN PLAT HOUSE. Imprisoned Victims Burned Beyond Recognition Many Are Tram pled Under Foot. Mexico City. Between 2.0 and 30C people uere burned to death and inan injured in a fire which destroyed tin Flore theater, in the city of Acapulco The Flore.s theater was a wooden struc ture, and over 1,000 eople crowded in it to witness u special crformance given in honor of Gov. Damian Floies. of the state of liuerro, who was visiting the port nt the time. One of the numbers on the programme consisted of a series of inoing pictures. While the opcrutoi wa exhibiting tlie-e, a lihn caught tire, and n blaze was quickly communicated to some bunting which hud Ik-cu u-ed foi decorative purposes. In an incredibly short time, the flumes spread to all parts of the structure. There were but thtee narrow exit-, and the panic-stricken audience rushed to tlie-e, many falling and being cru-hed to death, clinking the only avenue of es cape with bodies. The scream- of tlm-e iinpri-oned weio terrifying and heart rending. (wing to the rapidity with which the lire -piead. and to it- inteii-e heat, it wiii impo ible to attempt re-cue work, an-1 tho-e iuipri-oned were literally na-ted alive. l'itiful -cene- of grief are being en acted on the street- of the little we-t coast port. Men, women and children are wandering from place to place hunt ing for iclativci. or friend-. Many of the dead are from the fir-t families of the -tale, the atl'air at the theater be ing a -ocial event of eoii-iilerable im portance, and calling out the wealthiest and olde-t families for mile- around. In -ome instance-., entire families h'itb wiped out of ei-tence. The municipal authorities caused larL'e trenehe. to be dug. and into these the remain- of the dead were laid. ISeeog nition of any of the dead ha- been an hiipo ibiliiy, owing to the fact that the boclie- were burned, in nn-t e.i-e-., to a crisp. KNOX WINS IN HARD FIGHT Two-Third Majority Provision Is Laid Aside. Wa-hingtoii. By a vote of 173 to 117. the house today pa ed the bill returning the bar to-r-nator Kno.s's eligibility, for the office of -ecictary of state. This was the second vote of the day on this measure, and the two .vere separated only by about two hours' time. The first vote was 'taken on the hill under general order for the -us-pen-ion of the rule-, but under that order, according to the -tanding rules of the house, a bill must receie a two thiids majority to insure its passage. The first vote stood 17U to 12,'t. the ma jority thu- falling considerably below the two-thirds reipiirement. Immediately after this result was an nounced, the house committee on rules held a meeting, which resulted in Mr. Dalzell bringing in a rule making it in iinler for the hou-e to again take up the bill and act upon it under condi tion which would require only a ma jority vote to pass it. REUNION RATES ANNOUNCED Southeastern Passenger Association Agrees on One Cont Per Mile. Memphis, Tenn. A rate of 1 cent per mile for the Confederate reunion over all railroad lines in the territory east of the .Missi-sippi river and south of the Ohio and Potomac rivers was de eded upon by the Southeastern Passen ger Association. It is more than proh ibit; that side trips will also he an nouiicc.l, making a rate of one fare fur the round trip, plus ;::, cents. This will enable persons coming to Memphis for the reunion 'to continue their trips to rfny point in Arkansas, Texas, Missis sippi, Missouri, Tennessee or Oklahoma, mil remain two weeks, then return to Memphis and resume their trip homo an thi! original ticket purchased for tho -emiion. The roads in the Southwestern territory (onsisting of all states west if the Mississippi and south of the Mis souri ri.'cr, will make no anuoiiucenieut is to rates until the meeting of the Southwestern Passenger Association some time in April. NO BLUE AND GRAY REUNION. Only Confederates Are Invited to Meet ing in Memphis, .Yew Orleans, l.a. (ien. William K. Mickle, adjutant general of the I'nited Confederate Veterans, today gave out the statement saying that there would be no joint session of the "hlnc and the gray" at Memphis. No invitations will be issued to any but Confederates to fake pint in the iviuiion, as the com titiitiou of the order nbsolutclyfii:Iiiil tny invitation to others. vrnmpn- MISSOURI NEWS Sullivan Gets Four Years. St. Louis. Cornelius Sullivan, known also as "Connie" Sullivan, who -was indicted recently for assault to kill, in connection with the shoot ing of Patrolman John Hutton in the West End Physical Culture club. Twenty-second Btreet and Washington avenue, pleaded guilty in Judge Shields' court and was sentenced to four years in the penitentiary. Attor ney E. A. Noonan, Jr., who represent ed Sullivan, stated, when the case was called, that his client wished to enter a pica of guilty. Sullivan, he said, had been drinking before he fired the shot. The attorney ap pealed for clemency for the prisoner on account of his youth. Girl Operator Could Shoot. Chillicothe. For the first time In her 1!2 years that inherent nerve born of the rugged west was called to test when Miss Mary McCarthy, operator and agent for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway at Sturis, leveled a pistol at an alleged burglar, forced him to disgorge the loot of her office safe, held him prisoner against the wall nnd with her left hand opened the key and sounded the -C. Q. D." call to Chillicothe. Sheriff White pro cured a team and reached Sturgis two hours later. He found the plucky girl still keeping determined vigil over her powering captive in the corner. Philip Sf-hott. who was brought to Chilli cothe. confessed and said his home is in St. Joseph. To Move Fletcher's Body. De Soto. A movement is lining started here to buy uie home of for mer Gov. Thomas C. Fletcher on Main street and convert It into a library and to erect a bronze statue of Mr. F!tcher in front of it. Relatives ot the former governor say that hfj body, ulikh now rests in Hcllefon tnine cemetery in St. Louis, will be rouglH here and buried on the family lot in the cemetery. Thomas C. Fletcher was born and reared in this town, and was living here when he was elerted governor of Missouri in 1SC0. The old homestead Is In a good state ot preservation. Crowd Sees Daring Robbery. St. Joseph. What is regarded as the most daring, best planned and well executed robbery In St. Joseph's history occurred in sight of 1,000 per sons when a man dressed in overalls threw a brick through the window of M. C. Rosenfeld's jewelry store win dow and seized $2,000 worth of dia monds. He escaped by running down an alley. He was followed by tho po lice, but had evidently planned the robbery, as a rope stretched across the alley in a dark spot tripped tho pursuing officers and delayed them. Officers Were After Suicide. Chillicothe. Maurice But-, wl'o committed suicide in New Orleans, was llcdng fiom officers from this county when he took his own life. He had been working as a farm hand near Chuln, north of Chillicothe, until three weeks ago, when he disap peared. He was wanted on tho charge of forgery, it wns learned. Harvester Hearing to Be Resumed. Jefferson City. Hearings in the ouster suif which is pending against the International Harvester Co. of America will he resumed In April be fore Special Commissioner Theodore Brace, probably in this city. This de terinination was arrived at after a conference between Judge Brace and Attorney General Major. Slayer Gets Five Years. Trenton. John C. Chnppell, convict ed of killing Walter Holdcn, was sen tenced to five years in the state pen itentiary by Special Judge Georgo Hall, In the circuit court here. Chap pell stabbed and killed Wnlter Hoi don, his chum, during a dance nt Moherly Park, last August. Murder Warrant Against Brophy. St. Louis. A warrant charging sec ond degreo murder was issued against LcbIIo Brophy, who shot and killed his brother-in-law, Georgo Mayer, at 525(5 Goodfellow place, last week. Brophy says bo shot Mayor In defense of hla slBter, Mrs, Mayer, Twenty More Stricken. Liberty. There are twenty now cases of Binullpox among tho students at William Jowell Collego hero, mak ing about thirty-five in all. Tho col lego remains closed. Tho town is not under quarantine and there 1b no pros pect that it will bo at present. Union to Vote on Bonds. Union. At the refjuest of moro than 1,100 taxpayei-B, the county court or dorod a special election to bo held April 20, 1909, to vote on the proposi tion to bond Franklin county for $75,. 000 to build a new courthouse. Ml ill vl 1YnW-iMi,n--''s r iMaw) m m iimni.i) n-.iif j "iiini'T:iiiiiiiKmniitttiiiia8Mtw86aa Wfs"