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STRIK ERS DE FI ANT
Officers of Law In Norfolk, Va.,
Unable to Cope With Mob.
BERAIL CARS; _ FlfiBTi FREQUENT
Woman Striker Knocks Out a Ser
geant of Police and Precenta a
Lieutenant With Black Eye.
Martial Law Probable.
A mob of 5,000 strike sympathiz
ers thronged the streets of Norfolk ’
Va., on which the main line of the
Company runs, and the police were un
able to cope with it. From noon until
after dark the mob had things its own
way in the city. In the county whero
the car barns are the military was in
control of the situation.
Cars were repeatedly derailed, wag
on loads of rocks were piled on the
tracks and free fights between the
military guards and the crowd occur
red during the day at frequent Inter
vals. In one of these a sergeant rf.n
a bayonet into ttte arm of H. H. Har
mansef, a barber. Mrs. Harmansef was
standing by her husband at the time.
She knocked the sergeant to the
ground with both fists and discolorel
the face of Lieutenant E. R. Gale, who
was near her, with a well-directed
blow. Several soldiers were hit by
bricks and other missiles thrown
through the windows of the cars. A
number of arrests have been made,
both by the police and military.
A conference was held by Mayor
Beaman, Police Chief Veltines and
Colonel Higgins, commanding the Sev
enty-flrst Virginia regiment, eight
companies of which are in service, rei
ative to placing the city under mar
tlal law. The police force of 100 men
is unable to meet the emergency.
It is possible that the four additional
companies of the regiment and a bat
tery of artillery will bo called for to
take charge of the city.
There is no settlement uf the strike
in sight, both sides adhering to thoir
Martial law will be declared. Four
more infantry companies from Empo
ria. Suffolk, Smithfleld and Franklin,
making the entire Seventy-first regi
ment, have been ordered out.
The strikers cut a mile of trollev
wire in the city. The troops are now
guarding the power plant. A detach
ment of a Newport News company, un
der Captain Gilkerson, is on dutv.
At a meeting held Tuesday night
the Centrad Labor Union boycotted
the street cars.
Common Councilman S. H. Kelley,
also a leader of the strikers, offered
a resolution during council meet
ing to revoke the street railway fran
chise for a lapse of two days in run
ring cars. The resolution was refer
red to a special committee.
Tuesday night six non-union men
from Knoxville were held up. The
strikers overpowered them. They bore
arms and were arrested for carrying
ROUSS WILL IS FILED.
Document Shows How Dead Million
aire Disposed of His Wealth.
The will of Charles Broadway Rouss
was filed for probate in the surrogate’s
office at New York Tuesday. The will
was executed March 17, 1898. It made
no charitable bequests. The will left
to Mrs. Charles Broadway Rouss, now
dead, the house on Fifth avenue and
$5,000 yearly. The building in which
his business was conducted was left
to his two children, Mrs. Virginia-Lee
and Peter Winchester Rouss. It was
stipulated that Mrs. Lee was to get
the Fifth avenue house if hec mother
died. She also gets Mr. Rouss’ farm
In Virginia. Jefferson county. Mr.
Rouss requested that his son Peter
continue the business on Broadway
under the old name. William W. Rouss.
a brother ot the dead milionaire, is
made an executor, and he and another
brother receive $100,000 each, The
residue of the estate is willed to Peter
Cist of New Postmasters In Georgia,
Alabama and Louisiana.
The president, Thursday, sent the
following postoffice nominations to the
Georgia—Lula M. Farmer, Thomson
Alabama—S. E. York, Athens; John
A. Bingham, lalladega: Robert Cloud,
Louisiana—B. M. Young, Morgan
Oity; Elwyn Barrow, St. Francisville.
Bank and Dispensary Robbed.
The St. Matthews, S. C„ saving bank
and the dispensary were robbed Tues
day night. The burglars used nitro
glycerin. The extent of the robbery
is not known, as the officials could not
get into the inside vault Mechanics
were secured from Columbia to
Pool Rooms Win Victory.
In an opinion handed down Wedngs
ctay the Texas court of criminal ap
peals deciiied that the state law 11
censes pool rooms and that municipal
ities may not prevent them doing busi
ness within their limits
fiAYNUR green skip out.
Fail to Show Up In Court and Their
Bonds Are Forfeited—tfot Roast
By Judge Speer.
In the United States district court
at Savannah, Ga., Friday morning
Judge Emory 8peer estreated the
John F. Gaynor, charged with conspir
acy a * aln8t the Unlted State * and
bench warrants have been issued for
William T. and Ed B. Gaynor were
In court and were arraigned on the
new indictment recently found against
them and the others.
A plea of abatement was presented
by their attorneys.
The bonds of Greene and John F.
Gaynor are for $40,000 each. Greene’s
bond is signed by James D. Leary, of
New York, and Gaynor’s by William
B. Kirk, of Syracuse,
Judge Speer took occasion to an
nounce from the bench his disapproval
of the manner in which the missing
defendants have treated the case
against them. He said they had been
trifling with justice.
In estreating the Greene-Gaynor
bond Judge Speer said:
“This is a case which calls for the
prompt and unremitting exercise of
the executive powers of the govern
ment until these recalcitrant defend
ants, D. B. Greene and John F. Gaynor
are brought to the bar of this court
"They have been indicted by two
successive grand juries for alleged
frauds upon the public treasay of the
most stupendous character. If the
charges in the indictment are true,
their speculations amount to hundreds
of thousands, perhaps millions, of dol
They were first indicted more than
two years ago, and after successfully
delaying the execution of the process
a court the United States and
Placing an enormous cost upon the
government in the attempt to enforce
authority h they were finally com
pe *' ed to appear for trial at this term
cour ^ The term has lasted for
nearly a month. It has been almost
entirely devoted to the laborious and
rare f u l disposition of dilatory or pre
limlnary objections interposed by their
counsel, and when finally ordered to
appear and plead, as they were bound
to do by their bond, in apparent disre
gard of authority of tee law, they are
“ They are both - 1 learn - m€n of fine
intelligence. They, as well as do their
counsel here and elsewhere, fully un
dersta nd their duty to be present. The
government officers have been at great
!abor and the government itself at
great expense in Preparing for their
trSal - Ind eed, the conduct of these
men, unexplained with regards to their
non-appearance, is an outrage upon
pubI1<; justice. From the inception of
their efforts to delay or defeat the
f'lal upon indictment for the serious
char ge Preferred against them, this
court has done a11 in its po F ver to en
force lts regular process to bring
about the speedy and impartial trial
c °ntemplated by the constitution in
usua l and orderly manner estab
hshed, n °t only by the statutes, but
by tbe t ime honored precedents of the
United States courts.
“The case dragged its slow length
along before the commissioner and
district jury in New York and was
thence carried to the supreme court of
the United States and, after final judg
ment of that high tribunal, the ac
cused were compelled to come here
for trial. Its most baneful effect is the
example it offered of the paralysis of
“These men are presumed to be in
nocent of the crime charged. My re
marks exclusively relate to the man
ner in which the process of this court
has been held up and arrested and the
unexplained contempt on the part of
these persons of its orders.”
EXPLOSION KILLS THREE.
Saw , ..... „ Boiler ,, Bursts, Employes
Meet Death and Building Burns.
The boiler of Oakes’ sawmill in Fer
aandina. Fla., exploded Friday morn
ing killing three negro employes and
slightly injuring Gordon Hall, the man
ager. The mill and contents were to
tally destroyed by fire.
WILL MEAN REVOLUTION.
Understood in London that Irish
League Will Be “Proclaimed.”
A London special says: It is under
stood that at the cabinet council the
United Irish League will be “proclaim
e d.” although George Wyndham, chief
secretary for Ireland, -s averse to such
a strong measure. Mr. Wyndham,
however, is not in the cabinet, and his
opinion is likely to be overruled. The
Irish leaders declare they will wel
come such a move, which would re
sult. they say, in a revolution in the
south of Ireland.
BIG MORTGAGE RECORDED.
B. and O. Railroad Pledges Property
For Sevanty-Five Millions.
A mortgage for $75,000,000 given by
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad was
admitted for record in the office of the
county clerk at Clarksburg. W. Va,
Thursday. It was in favor of the Union
Trust Company, of New York,
The purpose of the mortgage is to
liquidate all outstanding mortgages
SMALL HOPE GIVEN
Representatives of the Burghers
Arrive in Washington.
CALL ON PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT
They Are Told to Expect Nothing
From America, as Uncle Bam
Cannot Interfere In
A Washington special says: Messrs.
and Wessels, the r. Boer
representatives who came to the
ted States from Europe for the purpose
of conferring with the secretary of
state, have accomplished their pur
pose. They were received by r. ay
at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning. It
was distinctly understood that the
Boers were to be received as private
citizens and not in an official capacity.
Secretary Hay talked to them freely
with this understanding.
The principal object of the delegates
was to Induce the United States to ter
minate the present bloody struggle in
South Africa. The secretary of state
heard them attentively and promised
to consider their representations and
to do whatever he could to ameliorate
the conditions in South Africa. But
he pointed out that the president was
the prime authority in such matters
and he recommended that the Boers
see Mr. Roosevelt and ascertain his
A matter of complaint by the dele
gates was the shipment of horses,
mules and provisions from the United
States to the British forces in South
Africa. Secretary Hay went over this
subject very carefully with them, cit
ing authorities and precedents, which
he pointed out conclusively establish
ed the lack of authority on the part of
the general government to stop the
American farmer from shipping his
provisions and the stock raiser from
selling his product anywhere in the
world where he could get the best
price. He also pointed out that the
government’s attitude in this, as in
other matters connected with the
South African war, has been strictly
neutral and that the government has
done nothing to prevent shipments of
commodities to the Boer forces.
Later in the day Messrs. Wolmarans
and Wessels, accompanied by Dr.
Frederick Mueller, of the Orange Free
State, called at the white house. They
were received by President Roosevelt
in the library and remained with him
about fifteen minutes. They called as
private citizens and not in their offi
cial capacity as Boer representatives.
Mr. Roosevelt listened attentively to
what they had to say and then Inform
ed them that this government cannot
and will not interfere in the struggle.
SUGAR IS THE WEDGE
WFiieli May Split Republicans In Cu
ban Tariff Concessions.
A Washington special says: The
republicans are apparently all at sea
with regard to the action which will
be taken in the caucus relative to Cu
Individual members will tell you
that everybody’s mind is made up and
there is therefore very little use in
further talk; but so much uncertainty
hangs over this Cuban situation that
it is fair to presume there is still a
chance for President Roosevelt and
those who think with him to bring a
majority of the republicans of the
house to their way of thinking.
Speaker Henderson and Representa
tive Cannon, of Illinois, called at the
white house Wednesday and discussed
with President Roosevelt the subject
of Cuban reciprocity and sentiment
thereon in the house.
CASHIER ENDS HIS TROUBLES.
Could Not Stand Shortage and Goes
the “Cold Lead" Route,
Another scene in the drama of the
closing of the State bank of Elkhart,
Ill., was enacted Wednesday afternoon,
when Frank W T . Cottle, cashier, whose
alleged shortage of $32,000 caused the
closing of the hank a few days ago,
blew out his brains at his residence.
PREPARING TO EVACUATE CUBA.
Secretary Root Orders Governor Wood
to Report In Washington.
Secretary Root has ordered Gover
uor Wood at Havana to report in
Washington at his earliest conve
nien ce for the purpose of conferring
Itlx the president and secretary of
war in regard to the necessary steps
to be taken for winding up the affairs
of the military government in Cuba
and the establishment of the Cuban
republic. It is believed in Washington
that the transfer of government, can
be effected by May j.
ROBBERS LOOT BANK.
By Aid of Dynamite They Secure $10,
000 In Cash and Bonds.
The First National bank of Mont
gomery, Ind.. was burglarized Tuesday
night, the vault blown by dynamite,
and $10,000 in cash and bonds stolen.
The loss is covered by insurance.
Citizens heard five distinct explo
sions. bat failed to attack the robbers,
who had each approached under guard.
The robbers escaped on a hand car.
MINtRS MEET HORRIBLE FATE
Twenty Venture Into Burbling Pit an.$
Five Are Killed and Many Hurt
By Sudden Explosion.
A special from Monongahela, Pa.,
says: An explosion in the Cattsburg
mine of the Monongahela River Con
solidated Coal and Coke Company
Thursday resulted in the death of
five men and serious injury of several
others, two fatally. explosion
On Monday a premature and
of dynamite caused gas to Ignite,
since that time the mine had been
burning. AH the air channels were
closed and it was hoped that the
flames could be smothered. Thursday
morning twenty men entered the mine
^ lnvegtlgate u i# not; explained what
rauged the eX pi O8 i 0 n, but it is thought
^ on Qf the air _ whlch
hâ€“d bgen ghut off fcy th# fan> caused
the gag wh5ch had accumu lated to ig
note A terri fl c explosion followed
^ a(ter the men entcred .
A relief party made an effort and
nearly fiucceeded ln reac hing the im
rlsoned men but were overcome and
arg reported ln a serious condition. A
second relief party entered the mine
another way, but a second explo
gjon occurred and they were forced to
retreat. A third relief party also
made a futile attempt.
The work of rescue will at all haz
ards be carried on. A crowd of women
and children were gathered about the
HANNA MAKES GREAT SPEECH,
Tillman Attempts to “Pitchfork" Ohio
Man, But Fails ito Land.
A notable speech was made in the
senate Thursday by Mr. Hanna, of
Ohio, on the pending shipping bill,
which he discussed from the stand
point of an American business man.
His arguments were carefully arrang
ed, he was always forceful and earnest
aud at times became eloquent. He
commanded the undivided attention
of the senate and of the galleries, and
when he closed he received the con
gratulations of many of his colleagues.
Mr. Hanna argued for help for the
merchant marine, the necessity of hav
ing an auxiliary for our navy in the
form of a merchant marine, and plead
ed that this transportation question
should be discussed above party con
Mr. Tillman interrupted to ask for
information in regard to the reports
that the Morgan syndicate had bought
two or three of the European lines of
“You must ask somebody who
knows,” replied Mr. Hanna. “I do not
know anything about it.”
“It was only reported, you know,”
suggested Mr. Tillman, “and I fiiought
that, the senator being in touch with
that class of people, “knew something
"Why does the senator say I am in
touch with them?” interjected Mr.
Mr. Tillman; “The senator is a
man engaged in shipping, is he not?”
“On the great lakes, yes,” respond
ed Mr. Hanna, “but why does the sena
tor assume that I know what Mr. Mor
gan has done?”
“I thought the senator and Mr. Mor
gan were friends,” replied Mr. Tillman,
“I know nothing about the purchase
of the Leyland line by J. P. Morgan
â€“ Co.,” said Mr. Hanna, “any more
than the senator dves. That is simply
the investment of American capital,
Under the provisions of this bill not a
single one cf those vessels will ever
come under an American register.”
FORESTALL PRESIDENT’S ACTION
Strenuous MetFiods of Roosevelt
Starts Railroads on the Run.
The abolition of all pooling agree
ments and the dissolution of all asso
ciations organized for the purpose of
carrying out pooling agreements was
voted by executive officials of western
lines in a general meeting in Chicago
Action upon the matter was hasten
ed by the positive information that the
attorney general under instructions
from President Roosevelt, had pre
pared a bill praying for an injunction
restraining roads, centering in Chicago
from violating the interstate commerce
and Sherman acts.
SCHOOL KIDS ON STRIKE.
Rebelled Against Teachers Who Ride
on Boycotted Cars.
Eighty-five school children of Zee
ly v M e , Ind., gathered about the school
building Tuesday, marched into the
rooms in a body and carried out their
books. They announced that they
were quitting the school because two
of the teachers ride on inter-urban cars
on which non-union trainmen are em
About all the children belong to fam
ilies of union coal miners, who are in
sympathy with the Terre Haute street
BALM FOR BROKEN TROTH.
Miss Roberts Awarded $13,250 in
Breach of Promise Suit.
At Zanesville, Ohio, Wednesday the
jury in the breach of promise suit of
Miss Loretta Roberts, the daughter of
a wealthy farmer of the county,
against James E. Starkey, county an
.liter, returned a verdict for the plain
tiff of $13,500. The case was on hear
ing about one week and the testimony
was of a sensational nature.
WHIRLED TO DOOM
Frightful Wreck on the Southern
Pacific Near Maxon, Texas.
FIFTEEN DEAD; SCORE INJURED
Cars Piled In a Heap Take Fire and
Many of the Victims Were Cre
A broken rail caused a frightful
wreck on the Southern Pacific railroad
near May on, Texas, 25 miles west of
Sanderson, at 3 o’clock Friday morn
ing. From the latest accounts receiv
ed at San Antonio fifteen people were
kl u ed outright and twenty-eight were
more Qr less injurcd .
The dead are: Three children of
Mart Riddle, of Chetopa, Kans.; Esta
von Contras, Del Rio, Texas; Andrew
C. Spelly, wife and child, Loirer, Tex
as; child of D. E. Housens, Racine,
Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. White Manitowoc,
Wis; Engineer A1 Mast, El Paso, Tex
as; L A. Boone, news agent, Doyline,
j a ; Chris Keel, contractor, San
nio> Texas; W. ’ W. Price, ’ engineer,
gaa Antoni * o,
Makina 1 3 Ud p Lost Time '
train left San Antonio .
at noon Thursday, two and a half
hours late, and at the time of the acci
dent was running at a high rate of
speed in order to make up time. The
road at the P° int wbe ^ the wreck oc
curred is in a rough country, the
curves being sharp and the grades
heavy. It was- when rounding a curve
that the train left the track, it is said,
on a ccount of a broken rail.
The hour was 3 a. m., fifteen hours
a ft er the train left San Antonio, show
; n g that it was still behind time. All
the passengers were asleep and the
s aock that followed was the first inti
nation they had of the danger,
The train was going at such a rate
0 f speed that the tender and engine
laiidec 1 75 feet from where it left the
ra ii s _ The cars behind piled up
against the engine, caught fire and all
were consumed except the sleepers. A
private car owned by Mr. Thomas
Ryan, of New York city, with his fam
ily aboard, was attached to the rear
0 j= (.jj e train, but it was pulled away be
f ore £ be ^ re reached it and no one in
it was injured.
Many Were Cremated.
All the injured in the coaches just
behind the express and baggage car
were cremated. The people in the
sleepers were saved with the assist
ar.ee of the uninjured passengers,
The wrecked train was a Galveston,
Harrisburg and San Antonio west
bound passenger, No. 9, and consisted
of an engine, mail car, baggage car,
ore coach, one chair car, three tour
ist sleepers, one Pullman sleeper and
one private car. The mail car, bag
£ a So car and coaches were piled to
gether against the engine and were
ablaze in a few seconds. It was im
possible to move any of the coaches or
tb <? tourist cars, as they were all off
the rails and they were soon consumed
Just as soon as it was possible to
get in communication with the divi
s I° n headquarters, relief trains, with
surgeons and physicians were started
from El Paso, Del Rio and Sanderson,
picking up along the line all the sur
geons that could be found. All of the
injured who were in a condition to be
nuved were sent to El Paso, where
they are receiving careful '.tention.
WAR ON RAILROADS BEGINS.
District Attorney at Chicago Gets Or
ders From Washington.
United States District Attorney
Beatha, at Chicago, has received in
structions from the department of jus
tice at Washington to begin legal pro
ceedings against railroads centering
in Chicago whose officials testified be
fore the inter-state commerce com
mission to infractions of the law.
It has not been decided definitely
what form the proceedings, will take,
It is understood that suits will also be
instituted in other cities.
PRINCE HENRY IN BOSTON.
Harvard Gives Him Honorary Degree
oi Doctor of Laws.
Prince Henry of Prussia was the
guest of Boston, Mass., Thursday, and
his welcome to the city was. a cordial
one. Governor Winthrop, Murray
Crane and Mayor Collins, acting for
the state and city, extended the official
courtesies to him, and when the prince
had ceremoniously returned their calls
he went to Cambridge to deliver the
gifts of his brother, the kaiser, to the
Germanic museum and to receive from
Harvard the honorary degree of doctor
“I’LL DO THE TALKING."
Is New Order of President Regarding
"Stuff” For Newspaper Men.
a cabinet meeting Friday Presi
dent Roosevelt requested the mem
bers not to talk to newspaper corre
spondents about matters under discus
sioa at semi-weekly meetings. It
wa * thought best for the president
himself to make public such matters
as be deemed proper to be given out.
Hereafter the president will do this.
W0RK IS ««««_•»» HOPE.
60 Declares Booker Washington to u
Eastern Friends—Dishop s
Says Some Potter
Bishop Potter was chairman, and
Booker T. Washington the Principal
speaker , at a meeting held
night at Carnegie hall, Wednesday dj
New York '
in the Interest of the Hampton
Tuskegee Institutes. and
The meeting was
held under the auspices of the Arm
Robert C. Ogden, president of the
Armstrong Association, Introduced
Bishop Potter, who said in part:
“We must deal with the black i- v -an
as a problem, not in fragments, bu t as
a. whole. In doing this, w e must be
prepared not to meet with a great deal
of sympathy from certain quarters
“I must confess that the first man
who entered my mind as I entered this
hall was the senior senator from South
Carolina. Some time ago, in Boston
he delivered himself of the strange ut
terances that what these institutions
at Hampton and Tuskegee were doing
was but to educate the negro, so as to
enable him to enter the trades and
crowd out the white people. This is a
peculiar discrimination to make just
as we have begun to elevate the col
ored men and women. We ought to
realize that the main thing that di
vides the negro from the white is the
lack ° f culture - and that by giving
him this culture we will ennoble him
and ra i se him to a level of intelligence
an d creative citizenship.”
H. B. Frissell, president of the
Hampton institute, followed with a
few words about the work of the in
Booker Washington was introduced
by Bishop Potter, who said that after
the president had entertained Booker
T. Washington as his guest he tele
graphed him as follows:
“I congratulate you upon your guest.
He was a guest at my table last winter
and I never entertained a worthier
“Somehow or other/’ continued the
bishop, “my message became public,
and since that time I have received
numerous letters from people south of
the Mason and Dixon line entreating
me not to show myself in their neigh
borhood, as their citizens had no de
sire to entertain me.”
In his address Booker Washington
“If W'e would discus-s what is known
as the race question with any degree
of benefit, we must reach the point
where we can so far rid ourselves of
sectional and racial prejudice that we
can in a large degree place ourselves
in the position of the southern white
man and at the same time put our
selves in the place of the negro.
“For 250 years the negro has work
ed. What he wants to learn now is to
work. There is a vast difference be
tween working and being worked.
For one to learn that work is honora
ble and to be idle is dishonorable is
at the foundation of civilization.
“It is not the negro who has been
properly trained in hand, head and
heart who commits crime. It is the
ignorant, shiftless negro who has no
regular occupation, who has not learn
ed to love labor and who does not own
a home who is usually the criminal.
When a man becomes the owner of a
piece of land and a decent house and
has a bank account he becomes, I no
tice, at once a conservative, law-abid
ing citizen and one who can he
ed to vote intelligently for the best in
terests of the community in which
SOLDIERS GUARD CARS.
Strong Measures Taken to Break the
Strike at Norfolk.
Street cars, guarded by troops, were
running at long intervals in Norfolk,
Va., Wednesday, but no passengers
Mayor Beamon stated that there was
no necessity yet for declaring martial
law. Four additional companies of the
Seventy-first infantry were ordered
out, and this put the entire command
in the field, the two battalions already
being in service.
The strikers were busy Tuesday
night barricading the tracks, but Wed
nesday morning the obstructions were
removed by the troops.
PATERSON’S BITTER WOES.
Whelmed By Fire and Flood She Now
Has Big Strike on Hand.
All the union plumbers, tinsmiths
and sheet metal workers are on strike
at Paterson, N. J., because their em
ployers refused to grant their demand
for an increase of 50 cents per day o!
The carpenters also have asked for
The painters have served notice on
their employeis that they want an ad
vance of 50 cents a day of eight hours
on April 1st.
PENNY CAUSED BIG FIRE.
Looking For a Cent, Girl Clerk Starts
a $100,000 Blaze In Store.
Fire which was started by a youas
woman c i er k, who, in searching Cue
b basemcnt t f for a t p DenDV - nD - ’ ignited g
some cotton rolls, destroyed the Chk
aon dry goods store at Sedaha. M
Frida - V . and damaged several
buildings. The total loss was
* baa $100,000.