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VOL. XVII. NO. 22.
9 ASHEVILLE, N. 0., WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON , MARCH 6, 1911.
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Electrical Illumination of Niagara Falls
OUT TOR TRFT
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She and Her Neice Brave
Snowstorm to Listen to
Stories of Lawrence
TALKS WITH BERGER
OF STRIKE SITUATION
Unassisted and Plainly Attired
She Enters Crowded Room,
Clouded with Tobacco
REPLY TO. STIMSON
Says It's Easy to Determine
Who Is Forcing Him to
Washington, March . Mrs. Taft,
wife of the president, today again at
tended a hearing before the house
rule!) committee Into strike conditions
nt Lawrence. Mrs,. Taft Journeyed to
Capitol hill ' through a' heavy snow
Htorm and reached the committee
room soon after 1 0 'o'clock. She occu
pied a sent behind the committee plat
form. The wives of many congress
men were present.
Mrs. Taft listened attentively three
hours to testimony relating to the
strike of the Lawrence mill workers.
Attired In a modest dark-blue stroet
dress and brown-plumed hat, Mrs. Taft
entered the crowded room accompa
nied by her niece, Miss Anderson.
They walked unassisted around the
crowd of spectators surrounding the
witness chair and past people lined
against the wall. Reaching the long
platform occupied by the committee,
Mrs. Tuft accepted a chair directly
beside Representative Berger, who Is
pleading the cause of the strikers.
Mrs. Taft several times conversed with
Herger. As the testimony progressed
she appeared much Interested and do
lied cigar and cigarette smoke that
llllud the room.
Mlneola, March G. Secretary Stlm
son's Chicago, speech supporting Taft
brought from Roosevelt n tart reply
"As for the question concerning who
are forcing me Into the arena, the
answer Is easy," he said. "Which side
is making tlie demand for open pri
marles, and which side is stifling this
demand wherever possible?
"If In open primaries the plain pen-
lo of the republican party declare
they do not wish me nominated, then I
do not wish the nomination; if they
declare they do wish me, not in my
nterest hut in the interest of the peo
ple as a whole, then 1 will accept and
strive to serve the people with all the
power I possess." . .
KILLED BY CHINESE
Detachment of British Soldiers lA-i
Today for Chin Clnw to Rcwno
. , , v.. Another.
Pekin, March Day, church
of Kngland missionary In the Paoting
fV district, was killed by mutinous
(Chinese soldiers today. A detachment
of British soldiers left this morning
for Chin-Chow to rescue a missionary,
V. S. Hughes, Day's companion,
New. York, March 6. Rev. Arthur
J. Hrown, president of the Presbyte-
rlan Uonrd of Foreign missions today
received from Peking a dispatch that
conditions are Improving In Pekln and
Paoting Fu. Missionaries and church
property are safe.
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Roosevelt's Candidate for Gov
ernor of New York Sides
CALLS THE PRESIDENT
A TRUE PROGRESSIVE
, To provide for thi electrical Illumination of Niagara Falls by New York State, In co-operation with the government of the Province of Ontario,
Senator Robert H. Oittins will Introduce a bill providing for an appropriation of 50,000 for the, construction and equipment of an electrical plant and
I'.'Goa for one year's operation. . '. '
The electrical 'illuminutlon Is not entirely an expelriment, for about live years ago in.l.OOO was raised by subscription for a temporary, -'Illumination.'
Projectors were installed and the falls were illuminated for two hours a night for two weeks, the electrical companies at Niagara furnishing the
current. Photographs taken at that time, at 19 o'clock in the evening, give a slight Idea of the beautiful effect produced.
Says Those Who Are Forcing
the Colonel Into the Fight
the Party. ,
JUDGE WRIGHT'S TERMS
He Declines' to Give Assurance
of Future Law Abiding
Roosevelt's Manager Wants a
Test of Popular Strength
Washington, March 6. John Mitch
ell, vice president of the American
Federation of Uibor, today deennea i
to give to Judge Wright of the District
Hupreme court any assurance thnt he
expected "hereafter to lend adherence
to the decrees of the judicial irinunHis
nH ih IhmLI'u, To-do. s, he neclari
would, be an admission that he had
heretofore, failed to comply with law-
Pldri Meeting with Favor
Large Bequests Received Toward Establishment of New In
stitution in the Southern Mountains Mrs. Susan Wet
more Among Speakers at Washington Conference.
Washington, ..March" . Senator
Joseph M.rDixon. chairman of the
Roosevelt executive committee yester
day. challenged the Taft campaign
forces "to a lest by means of, prima
ries In every state in the union."' Sen
ator Dixon conveyed the proposal In a
letter to Representative William B.
McKlnley, : director ofl the national
ft : l)re:ui- ,;iM .- ' ?z., t '
Director Mcfilniey last night sent n
letter to Senator Dixon asking If the
proposal was made with the authority
of Col. Roosevelt, and Ulso insklng 11
Washington, Mairch 6. Large toe
quests have been received towards the
establishment somewhere , in the
mountain district t)f the south a
model Industrial school, according to
olllcers of the Southern Industrial Ed
ucational association here. Plans for
the proposed school were discussed
at a public meeting last night by Chief
ustice Shepard of the District Su-
Mn,.hii a, iiit he hnri rather he con
victed of contempt than be acquitted Senator Dixon were acting as chair-
on any other ground than the facts man or ine Jtooseven executive corn
in the case, I inittee either by selection or authority
Mitchell's lettnr to the court says: or ma coionei
Arrested; Husband Shot
"I have given the court's recommen
dation careful thought and Berious
consideration. I desire to say I be
lieve a statement by me that I expect
hereafter to lend adherence to the
decrees of the Judicial tribunals of
land' would be subject to no other In
terpretation than that I have hereto-
Senator Dixon's letter was as fol
lows: 1 ,' . , '
"My De;ir Mr. McKlnley:
"For the purpose of determining
definitely whether the republican vot
ers of the 'country desire Col. Theo
dore Roosevelt or President Taft as
their candidate In the approaching
Hoth Advocates anil Opponent arc
Prepared for l-'lnnl Voting Tills
(,, failed nr refused to comply with presidential campaign, I hereby chal-
the lawful decrees of the courts or lenge you to a test by means of prl-
thut my evidence In this proceeding marles in every state in the union.'
wo- n,t truthful sincere and in keep- Senator Dixon Btates that the obvi
inir with the facts in this case. I amlous purpose of both the republican
not willing to make any statement I campaign committees is to elect a re
that would impugn my own testimony, publican next full; that both are Intcr-
i m ot willing hv nnv device or bud- esien primarily in me success ui m.
terfuge to attempt to drive the court such success in to choose the candi
or secure acquittal by Uny other party, and that the lirst requisite to
Washington. March 6. Ry nightfall
the. arbitration treaties with Great
Hrliafn and France may be rati lied by
the senate, which continued their con
sideration today as In the "legislative
day of March 5." Senators Bacon,
Shlvely and Hoke Smith was among
the speakers today.' Both advocate?
and opponents of the treaties are pre
pared for final voting this afternoon.
There Is possibility of a night session
or more delay In the event of unfore
seen latitude In debate.
TO AUGMENT FORCE
m ON MEXICAN BORDER
Washington, March . The admin
istration' is planning to send .more
troons to tho Mexican border. 8ecre
tary Stimson on his return from Chi
cago tomorrow I expected to take up
with the president the number of
troops to be sent and their disposition
along the International line. The
Mexican ambassador is expected to
have a conference with the president
means thau those of the evidence and
the truthfulness of my testimony.
Indeed I Bhould feel more content
ment If convicted conscious oi me
rectitude of my course ahd the truth
fulness of my- evidence than If acquit
ted on any other ground than the
facts as presented to the court and tne
law. as It has been enunciated by n
ARRESTED WITH GIRL
TROOPS TO CHINA
Minister Calhoun Calls for Additional
Force hi l iciv. Belt Will Hush
' i,; '. Battalion! :
Washington, March . American
Minister Calhoun has called upon
Major :-aeneral Belt at Manila, for
more American troops for China ser
vice, Gen. Hell has Informed the war
department. It Is expected that he
will dispatch the remaining battalion
of the U)th Infantry, numbering 700
men, to Tlen-Tsln Immediately.
ROOSEVELT A JUROR
Former President - Dolnn Ills Diily
as a Cltlxen and Thereby Knro
Ing 3 a Day.
Mlneola, L. T.. March 8. For the
first time In his history, Theodore
Itnnspvelt Is serving as a juror and he
Is thereby earning $3 daily.
, Roosevelt did not care to comment
'iipoi Secretary Stlmson'a Chicago
speech In support of Taft.
Snowfall Closes fU-hools.
! IWi'hmond, March 6. The city end
county schools here are closed tortav
i . ....
Iici-ansc or snow, which was seven
lin-hes deep Hits morning mid stll
such success Is to choose the candl
date with' the greatest popular
Warns to Know Whom Voters Want.
"We ought to have a free and vol
untarv expression of opinion directly
from the voters who will carry the
ballots that will determine finally the
yerdlct at the polls," the leC-r con
tinues. "The time to find out what
the voters want Is before the nomina
tion Is made rather than nfterwards.
It will be too late after the convention
Senator Dixon states that the re
publican national committee was not
instilled In leaving the primary ques
tion to ine action oi me niiiiex.
"In every state and district in the
union proper arrangements can be
made and- effectively corried out," he
savs, "for -securing i( free and volun
tarv expression of the will of the re
publican voters. If it cannot be done
bv a statewide primary, which would
be preferable. It can be arranged for
districts, under the supervision of
"The voters of the country have an
unquestionable right to express the!
C.rand lyodge Will Convene at lUili'lgh desire, ana i wneereiy lr mi you w .
Prominent Flriliidelplilan In Custody
on Cliargc of Grand Iiarceny and ,
Cincinnati, March 6. William Van
Buren Bradley, scion of a wealthy
Philadelphia family, who was appre
hended here Inst night, left today for
Philadelphia with a detective. It Is
said he Is wanted on charges of grand
larceny and wife desertion. Accom
panying him was Estelle Wright John
ston, a young Philadelphia girl.
I. 0. 0. F. MEET MAY 7
accept this challenge, and prepare to
co-operate with me In tho arrange
ment of such primaries.
"Commissioned officers are neces
sary to direct an army,- but It Is th
rank and tile that win the victories.
Director McKlnley's letter was brief
'I am just. In receipt of your letter.
Since you are pleased to apply to ydur
communication so g.ave a term
'challenge' It becomes somewhat Im
portant to have our respective rela
tions to candidates made clear at tne
"I would, therefore, say thnt I have
been asked by President Taft to act
as director nt a bureau with head
quarters In Washington organised for
the Dtirnose of serurlng his re-noml-
Windsor Locks, Conn., March . nation for a second term. Before an-
Treasnrer Converse's stealings from Uwering vour challenge, I desire to
on Tlutt Date Instead of on
. . Gassette-News Bureau,
The Hotel Rallcgh,
nalelgh, March 6.
The North Carolina Grand lodge of
Odd Fellows will meet here on May
7 Instead of on May 15, as originally
planned, the change In date belnfc due
to tho selection of May Hi by the re
publicans for their state convention.
BANKER TOOK $40,000
Windsor Locks Institution's OnVlnl
StolP from Ills Ktrongliot
for 30 Years.
preme court, president of the associa
tion; United Slates Commissioner of
F.dueatlon Claxtnn and Representa
tive Littleton of New York.
President Hubble of the Lincoln
school nt Cumberland Gap, Tenn.. and
Miw. Susan Wetmore of Christ School,
Arden. N. C, urged the necessity for
aiding the .Ignorant people of their
Chicago, March 6. Henry I Stim
son. of New York, secrntnrv nt vr.
ind the Koosevelt candidate for gov
ernor of New York in 1910, last night
declared himself for President Taft,
and said that while he remained the
sincere friend of Mr. Roosevelt, he
could not support him for the presi
Mr. Stimson entered President
Taffa cabinet last jaar, after consul
tation with Mr. Roosevelt, and with
the distinct understanding with the
president that he would be bound In
no way to take part In the political
xi !. n TUil.. lu"v,"e 01 lne aaminisirauon. in a
Anthracite Men Flatly Refuse speech before theTan dub of Illinois
last night, h declared hla belief that
to Increase Wages 20
New York, March 6. The-anthra
cite coal miners' demands for In
creased pay, recognition of the union
a shorter working day and other
President Taft's administration repre
sented the highest expression of pro
gressive republican policy.
"I am here to speak for the renom-
inntion of President Taft," said Mr.
Stimson. "I am now and always have
been a progressive. - '
"I am for Mr. Tan because I believe
he has faithfully carried out the pro
gressive faith of the republican party;
thnt his administration stands for or-
changes were unanimously rejected Jderly. permanent progress In our na-
yesterdiiy by 47 operators. The op-tlonal government; and that to refUBa
erators adjourned sine die after ap-1 n'm tne nomination on the assertions
pointing a committee to acquaint the TTrn n
VMxyteVV.JW&teXlmeW m. a. premium. upon naaty and .
their decision. ' This committee was unfounded criticism. ;
Remains Roosevelt's Friend.
I entered Into public life under the
Atlanta, March The police are
trying to unravel a shooting mystery
with Mrs. Eugene Grace, a society
woman,--an the chief figure. She is
under urresit. Her husband, a wealthy
builder, Is In bed with a Millet wound.
The police were called to their resi-
ATLANTIC FLEET LEAVES
THE CUBAN COAST S
After Long Maneuvering, War
ships Soon Will Steam for
dence In an exclusive district this
morning. Arriving, they were com
pelled to break down the doors. In
'the house they found" Grace with a
bullet wound in his side. He told a
rambling story in which his wife figured.
SIIEED'S FATHER SLAIN
BYl VENGEFUL TENANT
Another Tragic Chapter in His
tory of Ill-Fated Texas
Washington, March 6. Within tw
weeks the Atlantic fleet will head for
home after nearly three months of
maneuvering off the south coast of
Cuba. Arriving off the Virginia capes
about March 24, the ships engage in
regular spring target practice for
about two weeks before scattering to
thoir home yards for repairs. Pre
paratory to summer drills off the New
lOnglaird coast, the fleet will be aug
mented soon by the new dreadnaughts
Utah and Florida, now. engaged in
final trials. The monitor Tallahassee
leaves the Norfolk navy yard In a few
days to test a new fuse In lower Chesa
peake Hay, Later projectiles flred
with the new fuses may he given a
practical test against what Is left of
the old battlenhlp San Marcos, now
resting on the mud flats of the Chesapeake.
Georgetown, Tex,, March . John
T. Sneed was killed today by one of
his tenants, U. O. Milliard. The assas
sin then killed himself, lie shot for
John T. Sneed was John Heale
Sneed's father. John U. recently was
tiled for killing Capt, A. G. Hoyce,
The llrst tragedy was the sequel to
the elopement of lloyce's Sort with
Sneed's wile. The Sneed trial was
not decisive, the Jurv failing to
ESCAPES GOING DOWN
Court of Inquiry May Investigate Ac.
cldent to New Hampshire In
SAILING CRAFT SWEPT
FROM SEIJ STORMS
Atlantic Coast Vessels Worth
Six Millions Destroyed
clothed with full power to act and
will formulate its reply Monday for
presentation to the miners March 13.
The decisive action of the operators .. . .. ,
J ... - ikol H""
Was linepet -leu. Jl nuo urucru niv
a compromise course would be sug
gested. After the meeting, however,
one fif the operators declared that the
ction would not prevent the commit
tee from making a counter-proposi
tion to the miners. The belief Is
growing-among the operators that
there will be no general strike of the
1X0,000 men in the Pennsylvania fields
affected by the decision, he said, but
the operators would rather face
general strike than advance wages 20
per cent and in consequence be com
pelled to Increase the price of coal,
The price of coal went up In many
sections of the city and its environs
luring the day. Wholesale and retail
dealers were swamped with orders.'
Thev justified the Increased prices by
statements that the cost to them had
ieen advanced on coal for immediate
delivery, and were Inclined to be pes-
Rimmuc l-CKUiuii.R uU, traflnn wn hoirnn ho .illrt nnnn a
tally in view of the coal strike In Lng- . Tha,tVl,h' .
anil. Oil UI""" vuoi miu ..u...v. . ollh-oo ..Hnn. nl , M-
Roosevelt;" and to that plan Presi
dent Taft had adhered rigidly.
'Is it fair now to criticise him,"
asked Mr. Stimson, "because, In faith
fully carrying out this pledge of four
years ago. In performing this vitally
useful though Inconspicuous work, he
has not dominated the public atten-
V.ABT.V MARRIAGES tion with dramatic display?"
Mays nooseveni iwm -re uevmqieu
President Tnft nledeed himself, ajtlri
rrot. immwc- nniiiii nmr mm-raiiira. Mr. stimson, to a "progressive devel
I liiinico Miintai emiirc ooment" of the work that President
Poor Youths. I rtoosevelt had Inaugurated, and the
"pnmnlAtlnn nnri ntarfectinn nf the
Itoston. March 6. Because early I mh,n.rv hv vy.tci, .u. moral stand-
arrlages are calculated to raise me rrti, Be, hv prMident Roosevelt mav
standard of chastity, tne state snouiaihe maintained."
limine ally aid poor young men io i ,.T ,h, wnrk Mr Taft ha- nVoted
marry between the ages or zi ano ia. nfm8eif " gad Mr. Stimson. "He thus
according to rroi. wiiiiam noose " deliberately renounced more striking
the Massachusetts general hospital. I metnods of ref0rm, and set himself
Me urges the teaching of more moiog i undramatic and Inconspicuous
the Windsor Locks Savings bnn-ki ex
ceeded $40,000, states a stockholders'
report today. The stealings extended
over a period of 30 years. '
Suffragettes Held Without Rond
know whether you are acting as
chslrmsn of the 'Roosevelt executive
committee' either by selection or au
thority of Mr. Roosevelt and also
whether1 your so-called 'challenge'
was Issued by authority of Mr. Roose
velt whose nomination for a third
London, March I. Mr. .and Mrs. I term as president I understand you
Frederick Ijiwrence, joint editors of land your organisation, are attempting
"Votes for Women," were arrested to secure.
last night, and Mrs. Emmellne Pank-
hurst and Mrs. Tuke wire arraigned Tlu-oo Burned to Death,
this afternoon for inciting to commit Qnincy, Mass., March 6. Three
malicious damage to property. The men were burned to death last night
liiiHoners were remanded by the mag- In a boarding house fire here. A lamp
inflate for a week. I'.iM was refused. I overturned,
New York, March 6. That the bat
tleship New Hampshire nnrrowly es
caped sinking at the Brooklyn navy
yard, on Monday has just leaked out
unofficially. The battleship was about
to be towed out of drydock after un
dergoing repairs. When the big dock
was flooded three tugs made fast to
Inspiration of Theodore Roosevelt. I
urn a firm believer In the great na-
which he has
fought; and I now remain his sincere
friend. But I believe- that those who
re forcing him, contrary to his orig
inal Intention, Into the arena against
Mr. Taft, are jeopardising instead of
helpinc? the real cause of progress in
'The Introduction of such a contest
at thlB time, dragging In, as It neces
sarily will, new and personal Issues
which are quite foreign to the great
progressive policies for which the re
publican party stands, cannot fail to
weaken whichever candidate Is even
tually nominated in June. If, as a re
sult, that candidate is defeated in No
vember, the government may be
thrown into the hands of a truly reac
tionary party for years to come."
Mr. Stimson said that President Taft
hud devoted himself unceasingly to
the carrying out of constructive work
along progressive lines. The admlnls-
steam coal were marked up from fifty
ents to a dollar a ton by many deal
Ten operators were appointed to
serve on the committee wnicn win
draft the reply to the miners.
and sex hygiene In the public schools
and less history, Greek, etc.
WANT PERCY OUT
Ihilh Houses of til Mississippi LeirlHla-
lure Request Him to Relinquish
Philadelphia. March 6. Sailing
craft worth six million dollars were
destroyed In this winters' storms on
the Atluntle coast between Cape Hat
terns and Cope Cod. The Philadelphia
Vessel Owners and Captains' associ
ation has disbanded after i0 years' ex-
the battleship and started to pull J (stance. The association owners find
that nearly ail ineir vessels nave ueen
lost during the past few years.
her out. One of the bluejackets dis
covered that the sea valves had brok
en and water was pouring Into the
vessel In great volume. The vessel
was quickly replaced In the dock and
the water was pumped out.
A court of Inquiry Is probable.
KILLS WIFE AND SELF
Husband Enrage,' Hecause Woman
Divorced Him W illi He Wssln
Fremont, Mar., 8. Because his wife
divorced him while he was In the
workhouse tor mistreating her, Hen
ry Dnrman, a laborer, today shot and
killed her on Main street and then
Jackson, Miss., March . A Joint
resolution demanding the resignation
of United States Senator Leroy Percy
was adopted by both houses of the
Mississippi legislature yesterday.
The resolution recites an alleged
promise of Percy to resign If he
should be defeated In the, democratic
primary election of last summer.
Former Governor James K. Vardaman
won the nomination over Percy In
public service which leaves out all
thought of a man's own aggrandise
ment. "He has repeatedly, for example,
urged upon congress to place upon the
classified civil service virtually all of
the presidential offices; a measure
which would at one blow strike out
most of the enormous political power
of the president.
"The results of this deliberate self
abnegation are shown In the great
legislative and constructive accom
plishments of hl term. Mr. Taft's
stundurds of administration, like
those of Mr. Roosevelt's have been
constantly toward purity and elevation
in our public service and our public
"With great patience, with unswerv
Continued on page lis.
pallet Generally Prevails. However,
Iwrence Six Women Among
Lawrence, Mass., March 0. -Quiet
prevailed during the hours preceding
the opening of the textile mills this
morning. Twelve arrests were made
for minor offenses. Half a dozen of
the prisoners were women who had
In their possession a mixture of pep
per, sand and spice.
It Is estimated that mrethan 3100
operatives have resumed work In the
MY CHOICE TOR PRESIDENT
If I could Select the Mm I Would Nsme
Cut this ticket out ami nwU It to The GaxetleNewa, or hand It In at
this office. If yon do not care to write your name on the ballot, yon
care write It In m registrf book provided at the office.
Results will be published from time to time and In no -ase will the
name of the voter be given oat Hole so requested.