Newspaper Page Text
THE llAllIiK DAILY TIMES, NOV. 23, 100'J.
HEARING IN WOOD CASE Uajor i:at!i!-.vii'reiiro.! I.y the fili ate Military CouiaiUee. EE 13 TOLD KOT TO TALK. Report THat leelln FTor tit the General Will He Contested (in the Semite I'loor '1' llecord Commended. Washington, Nov. 23. At Ihe senate Military committee investigation of the thargea made against (ieiioral Leonard Wood, Mnjor Lathbono, who filed many Df the' charges, was ask"d if ho had pi veil out statements concerning the ronmiit lee's iu-juirj- uud admitted that lie had done so. lie wns requested In the future to consider whatever tooii place inside the committee room to he executive and agreed to refrain from making public any of the subsequent proceedings. The committee decided that all extraneous and irrelevant evi dence should he excluded. Hearsay tes timony, even if supported by docu ments known to he on file at the war lieniirtment, were included in the mat ter ruled out, as was that of the wit liesses who told of the g"iienl impres sions relating to the acceptance of gifts from the Jul Alai company by General end Mrs. Wood. In thin connection much of the evidence offered by Ernst Lee Conant of the Havana office of a New York law linn was ruled out. The " methods of procedure are those of a court of justice, with the members of the committee serving as court and Jury. Semite Committee CrUlelned. "If General Leonard Wood were on trial for hi life he would receive In structions from the court more favora ble than 11k rulings which have been made by the senate' military committee In the conduct of the present investiga tion," said a member of the committee , when asked concerning the methods used iu dealing with 1 lie various wit iiesses examined. It is believed that this evidence will go before the senate . In executive session, and in the event of a decision by the committee favora ble to General Wood the fight will be transferred to the floor of the senate. In fact, notice of this has been given to a member of the committee by one of , the sen at ova who "Joined he the protest npiiiist General M ood's confirmation to be a brigadier general. In conned Ion- with the alleged ac ceptance of presents from the Jai Alai by General and Mrs. Wood Mr. Conant told of it telegram which was sent from Havana to New York while the granting of a concession to the estab lishment was ponding. The story of the telegram Avas told to Mr. Conant by G. Lawton Chtlds. n sh.ircl'-'hler iu 1he Jul Alai. lie said that fedro Galbis, (secretary of tiie establishment, went to New York to purchase a silver dinner Ret for General Wood and while there was ordered not to make the Invest 'inent until notice of the granting of the concession was printed in the Ofllchil Gazette nt Havana. The concession was granted, a telegram sent Galbis tind, according to Mr. Conant, the pur chase made at n cost of $5,100. After considerable discussion the committee ruled thi testimony out of order. Gal bis is dead, but it is said the telegram , can be produced am' YM1 It offered to the senate. liequest has been made that the com mittee subpo'im a number of army offi cers who served in Culm with General Wood, but thus far no action lias been taken by the committee in that direc tion. , Keport u W(i(iil' Heeortl. Secretary Hoot in response to a re quest from the military committee has nont a report upon the military record of General Wood. It is a strong com mendation, of that officer.' The secreta ry reviews. his career, pointing out that be was first a line officer and then be came a. surgeon. When a surgeon he asked and obtained command of troops In the Geronimo campaign, and in tlds connection he appends Jet tors of com mendation by General Miles ami the late General Lawton. He also points ' general Wood's services during the Spanish war and calls attention, to the fact that lie has been five times named as a general officer, twice as a briga dier general of volunteers, once as a major genera 1 of volunteers, once as brigadier general in the regular army and again as major general In the reg ular army. .Secretary Hoot In Ids letter does not make any reference or reply to the charges that have been made against General Wood as military gov ernor of Cuba. Won r i'H Want Onr Ala. San Juan, Porto Kico, Nov. !!.. Senor Galvan, the foreign minister of Santo Domingo, has arrived here on his way to Washington, where, it is said on high authority, he will offer to the United States Snmana bay aa a coaling station In exchange for the United States' sup port of the government of President "WosyGII. Swiss Hit II way IH.nxtcr. Uerne, .Switzerland, Nov. 23. The rv'rue-Lausanne express was wrecked nenr Lausanne by coming into collision with a shifting engine. The accident resulted in the deth of five persons. Many othera were Injured. Thieve Mnke IOch Hol. , lirookllno, Mass., Nov. 23. Mra. Ed ward W. Clark of this place hag been robbed of jewelry valued at $3,000 and prized' ns heirlooms by clever thieves who, It Is thought, tracked her from New York. G01IPEE3 AGAIN FT Auif rlcnn I-'elrrntl.n of Labor (hook.- Aln II !t-r l!!eer. lioNtr.n. Nov. 1'.'..-Samuel Gompcrs of YVahimrnu Pas 1 -en re-elected pres. ldent of the A is1--1 n Federation of Labor over Lrnst Kreft of Philadel phia, the socialist del-gate, by a ma jority greater than that by whi'-h a few days ago was ih-f a ted the resolu tions to pledge the federation t social ism. Mr, Gonipers' vote was l'J.i.i and Mr. Krcffs Ll'H. The previous year's sit vice presi dents were ail re-elected, though the so cialists attempted to defeat Thomas I. Kidd of Chicago, fifth vice president, by nominating John W. Slaybui of Newcastle, Pa. Contests developed for the newly created offices of seven" h !nd eighth vice presidents. The fol lowing were chosen: President. Samuel Gompcrs of Washington; first vice pres ident, James Duncan of Washington; second vice president, John Mitchell of Spring Valley, III.; tldrd vice president, James O'Connell of Washington; fourth vice, president, Max Morris of Denver; fifth vice president, Thomas I. Kidd of Chicago; fcixth vice president, P, A. Hayes of Philadelphia; seventh vice president, Daniel J. Kecfe of Chicago; eighth vice president, William J. Spen cer of Sioux City, la.; secretary, Frank Morrison of Chicago; treasurer, John 15. Lonnon of l'.loomington, 111. W. D. Lyan of Springfield, 111., tind D. P. Dris coil of the P.oslon Central Labor union were elected fraternal delegates to th( next convention of, the British trades congress and John II. Kiclrards of Newcastle, Pa., to the Canadian trades congress. San Francisco was chosen as the place of meeting for the next conven tion. ANTJ-SKCOT MEETING. Mother' I nnsrm lannea a f all For a Meeting to t ight I tali Senator, Philadelphia, Nov. 23. The national Congress of Mothers has held a special executive session here, Mrs. Frederick Schoff, national president, presiding. A call was issued inviting "represent:! fives of the churches and of every na tional and state women's organization who believe the seating of United States Senator Smoot to be a menace to the home and to the nation" to meet In the New Willard hotel, Washington. on Friday, Dec. 4, at 2 p. m. The rep resentatives will wait on President Roosevelt In a body. The national Congress of Mothers asks that "a petition for the unseating of Senator Smoot be extensively circu lated and sent to senators during the. next month." The ministers of all the churches throughout the country are requested to preach a sermon against polygamy on Sunday, Nov. 20. SpanlNli War Veteran to More. Washington. Nov, -3. Commander In Chief Harold C. Megrew of the Nation al Army and Navy Spanish War Veter ans has issued general orders removing headquarters from this city to Indian apolis and relieving T. C. Dyer of the office of adjutant general. The follow ing appoint merits are announced: Cap tain Guy A. Howie of Indianapolis, ad jutant general; Captain J. Walter Mitchell of Washington, historian, and Henry M. Franklin, mustering officer. More Trouble For Fiulnnd, llelsingfors, Finland, Nov. 23. Un der the terms of an ordinance of the czar, dated Nov. C, Russian subjects not having Finnish civil rights are per mitted to acquire real estate of every description in Finland and to own such property with the same rights ns na tives. The restrictions which formerly prevented such ownership are now en forced against Jews only. liiauriiento Ivllllou Turk. Salonika, European Turkey, Nov. 23. An entire battalion of troops lias been dispatched from Seres, in Macedonia, to re-en force a Turkish command which has been besieged for two days in the mountains near Spatovo by a band of 330 insurgents. Thirty of the Turkish soldiers have already been killed. - Great Fire In Norfolk, Va. Norfolk, Va., Nov. 2.'!. Fire destroyed 1,000,000 feet of lumber, ten box cars loaded with lumber and the 500 foot pier of the Rowland Lumber company nt Pinners Point and for a tinio endan gered the two large piers of the Hitch Lumber mills adjoining, together with 3,000,000 feet of Iumlier stored there. Shot In Labor Flttlil. Chicago;' Nov. 23. Daniel K. Lang, foreman of the pressroom of the R. R. Donnelly & Sons company, was at tacked by a mob of striking pressmen and in defending himself killed Emil Reichow, one of his assailants. The mob had beaten Lang badly before he killed Reichow. Tbltt lee Cansea Death. Worcester, Mass., Nov. 23. A special to the Telegram from WInchendou says that Philip, eight-year-old son of Au gust Gauthicr, and Walter, seven years old, son of Maxhne La Froniere, both of Winchcndon Springs, broke through the ice on a small pond and were drowned. trhwab l'reent Memorial Chnrch. Isrnddock, Pa., Nov. 23. St. Thomas' Roman Catholic church, probably the handsomest church edifice in the Mo nongahela valley, erected as a memo rial to Very Rev. Father John Hickcy, the aged pastor, has been presented to the congregation by Charles M. Schwab, the donor. "Mollier" F.ddjr Robbed. Concord, N. If., Nov. 23.-A burglar entered the residence of lira. Mary Baker G. Eddy, the founder of Chris tian Science, nt Pleasant View, and se cured a number of gold and silver arti cles and other valuables. FIRE TRAP KILLS MANY Iwcniv-ecvcn Itai j;m Workmen Meet Death bv IluriiiD''. GAVE LIVES FOU SAVINGS. Money Hoarded t Hetnrn to Kaly tieiM'n Cremation nt Many Hor rible Scene Kimeted In At tempt to F.MCIl Johnstown, Pa., Nov. 23. Twenty eight bodies, charred and blackened be yond nil possibility of identification were found in the ruins of what was once an Italian lodging shanty located on the line of the Pennsylvania, rail road twenty miles east of this city and three-fourths of a. mile west of Lilly. In addition to the list of the dead there are thirty-two men who Lave been re moved to hospitals or to the homes of friends. Twelve of this number are in tiie hospital In this city, and several canuot recover. The fire started early in the morning while the men were still In bed. How It originated Is a mystery. According to the story of one man who escaped from the shanty, the men lost theit lives through a fire which started from an overheated stove. It is said that be fore retiring for the night the man who had charge of the -stoves filled both of those in the shanty high with fuel. The stove became red hot, it is said, and the interior of the shanty, which was lined with inflammable toi paper, caught fire. The shanty waf ninety-three feet long and about twen ty-four feet wide. It was occupied by sixty-five men, mostly Italians, em ployed on the Pennsylvania railroad improvement between Lilly and .Port age. . . ' On each side of an aisle which ran down the center of the structure was a row of bunks three high. In these bunks were piles of straw. One of the water hoys employed on the work said that he was awakened by hearing a man cry out, "Fire!" At this time the fire was in the upper end of the shanty only, whore a straggling mass of men were fighting to escape from" the build ing. Awakened suddenly and confused by the sudden alarm, the occupants of the shanty were unable to control 1 hem solves. Some of the men escaped, but a few remained asleep In the hunks. All at once the foreigners on the out side remembered that they had left their trunks in the bla.ing building. Then followed a rush of men' into the building through the lower door. The majority of those who entered never again saw the outside world. Those who strove for the door were in the wildest sort of panic. , When one man got ahead of another the other pulled him back. They fought, hit and kicked, and among those who escaped there are many who bcaf marks of the fierce struggle which took place in this battle for life. One of the witnesses says he does not believe a single man of those who went back for his trunk succeeded in getting' out again. In the' ruins some of the corpses were close beside the hoop iron bands of the trunks, and the melted gold and silver which had been kept in these re ceptacles indicated that the owners had fallen and died with their treasure in their arms. The bodies were all prac tically burned to pieces, l'eter Consalvi, the superintendent of the commissary, said: "It will be impossible for anybody to tell for some days the names of ail those who were burned. Tiie bosses know, them only by numbers. I had their names and numbers in my book in the commissary,, but they were ail destroyed. I had some !?200 worth of supplies, and they were burned. 1 had also $4n0 in my trousers pocket, and that was burned, of course. I acted as banker for the men, and the wonder was that I did not have more money than tlds. There is not the least doubt that several thousand dollars were burned up in the 'trunks of the men. They kept their savings there, and I would say there was some $1,000 or $5,000 anyhow. Many of them had enough to go back to their homes and families in Italy and soon would have sailed." Fire Claim Three More. Somerset, Pa., Nov. 23. Three per sons were burned to death by a fire which destroyed the large power house of the Markelton sanitarium at Markle ton, Pa. The engineer of the plant, hi Wife and child were tho only occupants of the building,, mid they were dead when found. In Trouble For Seeking Itrihe. Roston, Nov. 23. On the charge of seeking a bribe for his vote as a jnroi James D. Lynch, a collector of this city, has been adjudged in contempt by Judge Sherman In tiie superior court. Judge Sherman characterized the of fense as "most serious and wicked" and said that Lynch must prepare for a term of Imprisonment. The maximum sentence ii three years' imprisonment and a fin of $1,000. Italian Ktntr Leave England. London, Nov. 23. After a visit to England marked with great cordiality on both sides their Italian majesties King Victor Emmanuel and Queen Helena have loft for home. Kliznbeth (V. J.) Firemen Hart. Elizabeth, N. J., Nov. 23. In a $00,000 fire here five' firemen were injured by a falling wall. The Weather. Fair; warmer; fresh to brisk south winds. THE PEOPLE! Press, PuTpit, Professions All Agree That Kan yen's Paw Paw WORKS WONDERS l ao not believe there is much use in trying to think happiness when the stomach is dragging you in the opposite direction Real happiness comes when you put a stop to the drags upon the stomach. Indigestion is the cause of this stomach oppression. I know that mv Paw-Paw will CURE in digestion. I know it will cure dyspepsia. These stomach ailments cause nervousness and put an end to restful sleep. Paw-Paw will change these conditions quicker than anything I know of, and many people here will tell you so. MUX VON. Anyone and everyone w ho has dyspep sia or indigestion, or who is troubled with nervousness or sleeplessness should take Paw-Paw. OVERWORKED MINISTERS who need to recruit their strength should take Paw-Paw. SCHOOL TEACHERS who may find that brain and body is overtaxed should build up with Paw-Paw. JUDGES OF THE COURTS who need clear brains and strong bodies should tone up with Paw-Paw. BANKERS AND BROKERS who find the pace of today too much for them will find Paw-Paw a wonderful help. SOCIETY PEOPLE will find that Paw-Paw will give them the strength they need to keep abreast with society's de mands. MOTHERS who find that the cares of the home and the children are wearing them down will find that Paw-Paw gives them renewed strength and courage. BUSINESS MEN who find them selves harassed and perplexed with busi ness cares can take Paw-Paw to the great est advantage. WORKINGMEN who feel that they have nearly reached the limit of endurance should take Paw-Paw, It will stimulate lagging energv and make labor light. ELDERLY PEOPLE who feel that energy and hopefulness have gone will find that Paw-Paw will make old folks young and weak people strong, Munyon's Paw-Paw at all druggists. Large bottles, $i.oo. Paw-Paw Laxative Pills, .2 5 cents per bottle. Cohan ISill Vote on Dee. tJ, Washington, Nov. 2;. The Republic an and Democratic leaders of the sen ate have boon in conference over the question of fixing a time for a vote on the Cuban reciprocity bill and entered Into an agreement to take the final vote on Dec. Ki, or a little more than n week after the convening of the regular ses sion of congress. Bold IliirttlniH In Sr'HnirMeld, iB. Springfield. Mass.. Nuv. :-.V s-rios of burglaries has been perpetrated in this city, the thieves working with an audacity which has paralyzed the e'ty. They ransacked half dozen trading houses and stole clothing, jewelry and even ornaments. In one place a cook stove was taken, evidently in a spirit of bravado. MeKintey'a Friend Ilentl. New. York. Nov. 2.'!. Word has been received by tiie secretary of the Carna tion League of America here of the. death at Dayton, O.i of Mrs. .Tcanette Lytle Reynolds, the first member of the society. She Was a personal friend of the late President McKinlcy, to whose memory the league was formed. Mueh Wetern Land Foe Sale. Omaha, Neb., Nov. 2::. The Union Pacific railway's land .department will at once place about 4,5iiO,000 acres of granted lands at the disposal of ail comers, the sale not being restricted to homesteaders. Over 4,000,000 acres of these lands have been sold in the last four years. Life Convlet Set Free. Thomaston, Me.. Nov. 2.'!. The par don papers signed by President Roose velt for Ephraim Clark, who was serv ing a life sentence in state prison for murder in the Jefferson Borden mutiny case on the high seas, have arrived, and Clark has been set nt liberty. Always , Hcmc-nbcr- tfee Full Name axativs Hromo rifctdnma Cures Col& Qic Tty9 Crspln 2 bays y on every y"Df40 box. 25c t :. Vl'l Rich Mi!k from (Telephone 214-13.) LOOK TO rl OUR SENATE Colombians Uelh've Ii Wilt Not Sap port the President. ' AWAIT RESULT CF MISSION. I'revldeut Mnrrmjuia Ixhues State ment (allium Attention to Ilia "Appeal to the National Con aelenee of I tilted State." Bogota, Colombia, Nov. 23. The be lief is expressed in government circle.' that the United States senate will not approve of the action of President liooseveit regarding affairs on the inrli mus. All jinnies here have offered their aid to the government, and over Hki.uj;! volunteers have tendered their services iu the event of a declaration of hostili ties. A man prominent iu public affairs here says that the Colombian govern ment would await the result of the mission to Washington of General ltcyes before deciding ujion its policy as regards the new republic of Pana ma. The general opinion here is that there will lie war, but the government will do Its utmost to effect a diplomatic arrangement. United States Minister P.eaupre and the American colony here are deeply grateful to the authorities for the con sideration shown them. President Marropiin has made the following statement in resjionse to que ries as to the jKiiiUeal situation In Co lombia: ' i "United States Minister P.eaupre and I all Americans here are surrounded ' with every guarantee for their safety. ; My communications to the United j States senate and to the people of tiie , United States make manifest the atti tude of my government on the Panama question. The situation in the interior of the Colombian republic is quiet." The commitment ion to the jvo-do of the United States referred to is a pro-1 test against the act inn of the American I government iu reeoguiring the inde pendence of the Isthmus of Panama and an appeal from ilie Colombian jico pie "to the national conscience, of the United States,'' "Wouollii Fleet" to lie F.nlureed. ' Washington, Nov. 2:i. Uecent events in isthmian and South American' wa ters have convinced the Washington government of the necessity ot increas ing its "mosquito fleet" The matter has been called by the state department to the attention of the navy depart ment, and Secretary Moody after a careful study of the subject lias decided to recommend to congress in iris annual report that an adequate number of these vessels, probably not less than six, shall be authorized. These boats will be of the Nashville type, with cer tain modifications. They will be of about 1,000 tons displacement and will cost about .$2."0.000 each. They will Ik especially useful in the waters of the South American rejmblics. Navy Lieutenant llixttrneeil. Washington, Nov. 23.The navy de partment is Informed that Lieutenant G. T. P, Stone of the navy, attached to the monitor Wyoming, on the Pacific station, was convicted by court martial of drunkenness on duty and sentenced to lose ten numbers in his grade and to be publicly reprimanded by the secre tary of the navy. The secretary of the navy has ordered the publication of the proceedings, findings and sentence in this case as a compliance with that jior tion of the sentence calling for a repri mand. IHr Meriden Strike Averted. Merlden, Conn., Nov. 23.-At a spe cial meeting of ten unions of metal and brass workers emjdoyed in Factories A, K and N of the International Sliver company it was voted not to go out 011 a strike in symjiathy with the strike of buffers and polishers at Factory H. The vole against a sympathetic strike is hailed with gratification in this city, as such a strike would have meant tiie putting of L000 people out of employ ment. Vauderbilt'a Conn In Found Dead. Newark, X. , J., Nov. 2:1. William Vanderbilt Kissam, cousin of William IC. YandorWIt, was found dead in the public room of a cheap lodging house of this city. Our Own Herd. Everything Under Eest Sanitary Conditions. TEE COLCEAIO STEIKE. FropoKlUon For lt Sc-ttlement by the Minors. 1 louver,' Nov.- 2.'!. The- miners of tiie northern coal fields in mas meeting nt UouNviik- have for the second lime voted to reject the ), reposition of the operators for a settlement of the strike, in that district It is understood that this action is in the nature of a sympa thetic strike, a the ojierntors had prac tically conee!ld all the demands of the men. The vote is said to have been in imposition to the advice of the officials of the union mine workers, who have been trying to effect a settlement in tin; fields. About 1,500 men are affected by the vote. At the meeting of tiie miners a letter from President Mitchell of the national organization urging the acceptance of the operators' offer was read, and ,T. IV Leam, member of the national execu tive board, spoke in support of it, but the opposite position -was taken by "Mother"' .Tones and William Howells, president of district No. 1", who con tended that if the men should return to work in the lmrtlieru field it would hurt the ehanors of winning the strike in southern Colorado, and the preposi tion was defeated by almost a two to one vole. The operators say that the question of opening their mines with Dominion men has not yet boon considered. Three hundred members of the Colo rado national guard in command of Major Hill have gone from here to Tel luride. The CMeaijo !tll,t Strike. Chicago. Nov. 2-'l. Tiie street cur ing at iea-d, to a bargaining proposition. Negotiations have laen in progress. The result is that the company has present ed an niisHi r to the proposition of the men which makes some concessions in the matter of routing cars, but d.ws not grant anywhere near what the men have been demnuditic. Lexter AVailark'a Uoaae Darned. Stamford, Conn., Nov, 23. A larg; residence at Sound View, formerly fh projierty of Lester Waliack, the famous actor, and lately occupied by Henry ! Koy of New York, was burned to th ground with all its contents. The lo will exceed $2r,.ixni. Mrs. Le Koy was slightly injured while es.-noing. Don e nave a fall ing out with your hair. Use Ayer's Hair Vigor. w AUTO MILLIONAIRES WEAR SOLID GOLD WATCH CHAINS.BUT THE GREAT MAJORITY OF MEN WEAR Simmons Watch Chains Just aa stylish and hand some as all-gold oneg, wear just aa long, and a good deal cheaper. Thev ara guaranteed to give entire satisfaction to the wearer. There are Jots of little Silver Knick-knack which are! both pretty and useful without'bemg expensive. You are sure'to see something here that you ilke and we arc glad to show goods. feedTing, Jl.WIXKU AM) OITICI , ' ll'POt Sllltnie. - - . U:rra V.