The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, February 03, 1910, Page 1, Image 1

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Sunday Journal 5 centi; or IS cents
a week, for Daily and Sunday Jour
nal, by carrier, oeuverea.
:oVJjFjfo easterly winds , ; feU J,
v V! .-f.;s I ' Republicans Unwilling to " Al-1 '. h
ky5';'N;'.;r -low Investigation to Be Left V Ta!v j
'Jp'f$ly "'With-House' Committee- A .
V i:ixM;':t v-' Want Speedy' Action.;' -vS ' . .kV? '. V-
V ,w..
: i ' ' '
sor Stanley Flydricho-
Unadviscdly, Criticises
Inn DdmAwinn DinKA
nnTti Forest Service.
ta .'iO IM Dl AV HI
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Steamship Bear, Built for San
Francisco & Portland S.S.
Co, Leaves New; York To
day With General Cargo.
pes of the Professor- Be- Both Boats, 364 Feet Long,
Ned ta Be Mortal As- . Will Go on Regular Run,
daiiants Under Arrest. Soon 'as Arrive.
Some Democrats Alleged to Be
in i Fear of Whitewash
Hcaso. Keb, .3. Bccaus ha ,r. da-
In command of Captain C. F. Austin,
formerly master of tha ateamablp Min-
, fl T7
.,ird Pinchot from tha forest aenrtca.lfor
neaota, the ateamer Bear, built recently
- f p - - - " ws's v. v-m t lug j;n I
,. j tor several
J 4-fiirat condltk
j '; . today .and or
' Vhtle watting
llology and philosophy of tha Unl-
,n y .or Vienna, is oying Here.
Tf i former Drofessor.haa been In Am.
for several montha atudylng eo-
conaitiona. iia enterea a sa-
ordered a glass of beer.
for tho beverage ha
tan an argument on the action ot the
fraident in dismissing Pinchot,
1 FMydrlchowlca contended , that ,' the
president had done,.wrbng In. ousting
Pty.IlQt and criticised tha chief extcu-
vigoroua manner. . .
i t . Met an and John Herald are
to have -taken exception to tha
'professor's remftrkn and a fight
.president's critic so badly that
t recover from, hi injuries.
ben were placed under arrest.
aft ged they attackod Flydrloho-
Jh . b.4r flnif knnrkefl him - ta
WJl iofcglst was' uncohaeloua when
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aengera and freight between Portland
an San Francisco will sail today from
New York Tor. tha latter port. Bha will
bring a cargo of R-eneral freight ; Fol
lowing her about the end, of the month
will be her. slater ahlp, tha . Beaver.
which will corae around with a cargo
rrom New Yorlc direct to Portland.
Tha Bear will come flrat to Ban Fran-
Cisco and will probably be placed on the
run Between that . city and Portland
about tha latter part of March. The
2600 tons of cargo which she .has aboard,
in ndjiuon to the coal which
necessary to last her on - the " paasage
around, la probably all consigned to San
Francisco, a tha sailing of the Beaver i
ao- aoon after, her with cargo for Port
land dlrect will give them a chance to
segregate It. The paeaage around the
Horn from' New York will take her
about. 4S days and will 'bring her into
the California port about March" J. In
charge of her engine-room .la Chief En
gineer-Jackson, formerly chief ,on tha
Steamship Rose City.
The Beaver, which will sail from New,
York about the last of February, will
be in, command of Captain Kldaton, who
nninnilin nilTnlAT Bul lno "iwmwMi"" vny arouna
UnHDDirUu. LfUltl inHUI and remained with her aa master until
ne was sent oacx east to lane cnarge.or
paper, he had to go.
MoArthur was held to the grand
yeaterday In tha municipal court
. charra , of feloniously taking
r 'contract which ha had with tha
1 1 W. P. Land company. R; F, Wal-
in, managing the land company, was
nplainant. He alleged that McArthur
ime to ma ornce , ana asaea to see
Ae contract. After they had read It.
Arthur grabbed tha Instrument and
.,ttut tha door. . ? . ;.
t-, c Arthur claims 'the contract be-
..."d to blcn, : Ha had. asked for It
'.l times, and the land company
Ha also
from the
the new ateamer. She will take on about I
2500 tona of general cargo at New York,
and will coma directly, to Portland, ar
riving here about the middle of AprlL
The two' new ateamera, which were
given tha nicknames of Oregon and Cal
ifornia, were built for the San Francisco
4; Portland Steamahln company in the
(Continued on Page Fifteen;)
rTfuaed to give it up.
It had been altered
JA .1 7 7A -V"r .
' ' V- v: (Calted.freM Uaa4 Wlre.l
(hrpn Pi Tuft; htvthoi if TrMnf ' Washington, Feb. 3.The eenate
Taft, owner of the Chicago Times- abJy 8cnator Lodce'i resolution nrovial
Star and the. Chicago and Phlla-1 lng for an Investigation Into the cost of
UelplUa Aatlonal league baseball "" oy a special committee of rive
tm hrt l.n. In.t hnnn the 'nto'- The resolution wu then re-
...i" I,,V." vr-VnrI rrred to; the commfttee en contingent
pfuiuu ruiwr vhiiujsu expenses. SO that funda necesnarv for
paper, oecause tne eaitor mvitea me investigation might be provided.
nnu nf tha lojirtlncf 1lrh(a nt h The quick action In reoortlna favor.
haaehall world tr inx( the nrea. b,y today -c th resolution, which waa
m fr 1! m . .S i . P I ,n,r oduce yt-"y. Indlcatea that tha
idenfg brother." , "I don t want finance committee haa agreed to the
'n i- hasehall nlarora , lnaflnir I DrODOSItlnn that tha arfmlniBtratinn
v t " . ... " i "
around this office," is reported to l-" matter, it
h- xr- -r-rc- Vnrm t(,K Peotea tnat enatr idge will be chair
. r: . " '"an or the lnveatlgatlng- committee and
i narim h. ,uurr, uio aponing lit is supposed that his rcuuest that
man, 'had been SO years with the senator amoot be one of the membera
wui oe gramed. uag intends to make
an imhidiate InveatlgatUui and return
a report at this aeaalon of cone-reaa.
"Cos of ilvlng", la the Campaign.
vnservers here eee strona- nolftlRal
aigniricanee in the various resolutions
mat nave Deen introduced on tha sub'
ject. it la believed that the vCost of
HvlngT is aure to be a Mg factor in the
campaign next fall. .Tho n !,,
jwera,- it ii unnereto vnfx: Mu
iallow"-rhertnTPtiation t k.
piacea m tus' hands of the ways and
means Committee of tha house, aa thaw
feared 4t -would then become a lon-
" aiiair ana migni not be com
pleted before the election. On the other
nana some or tne uemocratlo leadera
say tnat the -Republicans art tinw nr..
After Defendant Testified He SFVu srffiS-ZZ: S
If "J tit -xi ' Vk I ' ' . w increaao in pneea."
Had Written Only One Let- ntor idge explains that u 1, m,
' I purpose to ' make an immedln to linen
tPP tfl Wnman PrnPriltnplnd thoroUKhB"oln" investlgaOon that
ici iu vvyuidii riuetuiur wlu bring t0 ght at onco tha real con
anions and make, itpossible to take
Steps to remedy them. He sava that a
long delayed Investigation would defeat
tne very purpose of the inquiry, as its
results would not come Jn time to use to
tne penerit oi the people.
It Is generally believed here toriav
mat tne i.oage resolution will be put
BIra. 'Clarion McTlae of the ' ITood
Hirer country . haa - successfully
grown trawberriea and apples
until she is - worth many thou
sands of dollars. ' She is now in
New York, V . ''
In Letter to Three, Young New
Yorkers, Who Wrote . for In
formation, ; Suggests ;- Rose
City as Best City.
Trio Tell in Letter to Mayor of
, Railroad Magnate's Love
for Portland.
James J. Hill, railroad magnate and
empire builder, la boosting for Port
And. Not only through the large pub
licit y department of his Immense trans
continental railroad system. ' but per
aonally, through letters and converse
tlon. Although Mr. Hill la generally
regarded aa a man of very few worda,
he la pointing the way of the ambitious
to the golden west. ' . '
The following ,. letter, received by
Mayor Simon of this city and turned
over to the Portland chamber of com
merce for further action, - goes a long
way towarda explaining Mr. Hill's atti
tude towarda the Pacific northwest and
hla opinion of Portland. It is from a
young man in New York ; city, who
Iras coma to the conclusion-that -the
west Is the land of opportunities- and
that (Portland ' la the place for him.
This Is what the letter aaya:
"My Dear Bir: Jamea Hill, president
of the Oreat Northern Railway company
of Bt. Paul, Minn.,' In a letter Just -re
ceived, suggested tnat ' your city la a
good place for'a "young man M get Into
business. On behalf of two friends of
mine and myself, who expect to leave
New York City, In .the early part of
February for the purpose of trying our
luck , and pluck In the west, we wrote
Girl's Photograph; Goes Be
yond First Stages of .Trou-
ble and Involves.' Prominent
Complication of : Social Affairs
' Is Result of Court- .
Martial. .1
(Continued on Pare Fifteen.)
Presents Second One.
Charles S. Cummings Sen
lV Chase of a . Sneak Thief.
.J rCUtcd Preaa Leased wi,.
. , 4 Angeles, Feb. 8. Detectives were
-ally detailed to "watch, the big of
..ibulldlngs In tha downtown district
"-'W In an effort to catch a sneak
i who has been active for the nast
tLJSX l '"i.'" r fenced at Boston Connect
t Alaints have come from office aa-
nts and stenographers that , their
, have been stolen,. The police
complete description of the thief
them by Miss A, J. Robertson, a
grapher employed , by Dr. T. J.
ridson. The thief entered the office,
'Opinions on the forest reserve law
expressed by ex-Commissioner Hermann
and - held by Prosecutor Heney ' to be
i ridiculous, and further contradictions I through the remaining-formalities with-
ed With Lombard Case.
tDoltod Preai Le.Md Wire.)
Boston, Mass., Feb..; 3. Charles
Pnmmlnpjt formerlv n rtrnmlnftnt hrnlrer
iceoaea in goiiani jhibs KODertson to I here, waa sentenced todav to aerva from
Into ,the hall , on a meBaage and then five ; to - eight years In atata prison
la her purse. His method of robbing Ion conviction of the charse of larceny
ana uttering forged notes.
The allegations against Cummings
were made in connection with the al
leged forgeries of John B. Lombard,
former city treasurer of South Fram
Ingharo, Maaa.; whose notes amounted
to nearly 12.000.000. - -
The trial, conviction and sentence of
Cummings caused a aeneation here on
account of his prominence in business
circles, and the connection of hla ease
with the - sensational charaea aa-ainst
jomDara. .:.-.( 1 -. . .'
vers was along the same lines.
If Theatre Fireman ScaJded. ,
11 (Rpcclnl DlipaKh to Tb JonrD.L) -;
! Valla Walla,; Wash., t Feb. I.
rougn uie carelessness or tne iire-
Charles Hicks, who went to sleep
a the . hot . water heating plant
t warms the dresslnsr rooms of
Ht Keylor Grand theatre, the boiler
Ft ted under the pressure and Hicks
badly scalded about the face and
. VI)
(United Press Leased Win.) -', "'
lego, Cal.. Feb. 3. After read
the newspaper dispatches that I
for., his arrest bad been issued
w York on a charge of failing to
400 monthly alimony to his wife.
r Davenport, : the cartoonist, who
ijcuperatlng from an Illness at the
i of A o. .Spalding at the Point
at homestead, today, (rave an exclu
(Interview to the United Press cor
ndent: concerning .his family dlffl-
venport ' declared there were no
.idals, no affinities In the mUup,
Jlffht be imagined by some. In the
, Idling, one waa tc-blame aa much aa
ther, h said..
"'leges , on two weeks' acqualnt-
( n encouragea
f ' ) the bef Inning n. ..i-..
WF different and our; taatea . d).
'y-rrl I had not been married a wei
- V rj realised that our marriage cor
"eon" was travesty. As time we:
Ax Rap w'dened, ' but we went
otji'ift wun time wun little hope of a
riJuHtmont, ItHtipholding this false
ofidltlon of home life,; I may have done
n Injustice to my. chlWren, but I still
ad a faint hope that they would briUgo
some of the difficulties. ;:; "Later, when
there was no longer any hope of this,
I decided, for, the happiness of myself
not to remain with them,
though my wife and I had occupied
different apartments-tn-the same house
ior two yeara prior to my final leaving.
It jvas, not until Mrs. Davenport clr
outoted atorlea which reflected upon my
character that I decided to leave my
m worns i'lains, N. J." V s wt ;
Davenport declares he deeded her all
his property and left her a large life
tuut Muce na , nis library and paint
Ings. i , ,
oeueve;-: eaifl Davenport," that
Mrs. Davenport's heartless attacks on
my moral cnaracter were partly In
fluenced by a man and woman whom I
once welcomed in ray home, but whom
I later,-for good reasons, asked tn viit
my home no more.'
Davenport declared "that.-. M h.nh
broke; down and that in order to make
a Ilvlng again he" wlll-mak a. lAnti.
touribeglnninr with tha Run nwn
lecture . February - 4, H declares he
has tried, to make , a settlement with
Mrs. Davenport and Offered one of $600
a, month, which her attorneys advised
her to accept He also says be Is ready
to face Jiny -charges,- .' ?'" V-::c : -
by the defendant of his direct evidence,
marked the features of the Hermann
trial, in the United Statea court at thU
morning's session.
This afternoon the attorney a for the
prosecution and defense are battling
over the. introduction of the testimony
of ' former ; Secretary of the Interior
Hitchcock, now dead, or some state
ments made by him In that testimony
given at Washington which ' will still
further,- 1f admitted, tend to discredit
the testimony, given by Hermann- on
ootn ins direct- and cross-examination,
k f'.&Fg Banabbls" Ovar'ZMid. ' ;;..
Most of . the morning session, today
waa taken up by a' verbal strusrale be
tween. Heney and Hermann- over ' Her
mann's Interpretation of; the, forest re
serve jaw ana tne power of the oreal
dent to exclude or include different sec
tions of privately owned, land .'within
the Outside boundaries .of any proposed
reserve at win, & i . .v, ,
Heney pressed Hermann for hla Inter
pretation of the meaning of the law, or
or ma Deiier m the power of .the preal
dent In creating the. boundaries or with
drawals of reserves by proclsmatlon un
der the forest reserve law of 1891.
After much fencing Hermann ax-
plained that in his belief a reserve could
be created by the proclamation of the
outside boundaries and the inclusion of
all publlo and . unclaimed land within
theae boundaries as being within the re
serve, to the exclusion of all privately
owned or claimed lands. In this war.
Hermann claimed, a reserve . could ; be
created and the private holdings still
wciuoBu, ven .inous;n tney -were ' en
tirely surrounded by the forest lands of
the reserve ana the owners would have
to cross the reserve lands to gain ac
cess to tne outside aomain.
' Straggles for Opinion,
All claims or holdings so excluded.
Hermann held," could thus be exemntd
rrom tne operation or tne lieu land ex
change and Could not be used for base
In making selections ' without the re
Heney Only drew ' the opinion from
Hermann after a long struggle,' lasting
for more than an hour. He contends
that .the opinion of Mr. Hermann is ri
diculous ana at tne same time will use
it as a, point to tear down the effect of
Hermann s insistent. call for the repeal
oi tne lieu iana act. .
The effect of . the testimony Is that
had Hermann S Deuec been well founded
the ' presiaent i or the , commissioner,
through k the president, " could hav.
stopped all the fraud In publlo lands,
and at the same time practically accom
plished the nullification " ,f . the . lieu
land act-under which the: frauds wera
being . perpetrated, by the simple exon.
dlent -of making Wholesale withdrawals
?or xorest reserye purposes and Includ
ing in them all1 of the public and tin.
claimed lands belonging to the ror.
The effecttveheBS 'of Hermann's tes-
out any jdelay, and that the committee
or riva senators will soon be ready to
take up the work.
The resolution providing for an Inves
tigation by the ways and means commit
tee of the house may be put through
also, as It would accomplish the desired
purpose. . Representative Payne, author
of the tariff .bill, has announced his
displeasure with It, however, and has
called it a "dragnet." ,
It was suggested in well - Informed
circles that the regular leaders In the
house would probably be inclined to
leave the matter in the hands of Senator
Lodge's committee of five. If the senate
adopted the resolution Immediately and
started toe work without delay.
Road Slides Into Deschutes
River and Tons of Earth and
Rock ; Bury Oregon Trunk
Seven Consecutive Journa
Coupons and 5 Cents Cost
r of Each Photogravure.
numerous inquiries nave , "been re
ceived at The Journal off loa concerning
tne great picture orrer, or which exten
sive notice was given in - Wednesday's
paper and further explanation of how
1 these pictures can be secured Is given
nerewun. ;.v .
The four pictures in the series include
"La Clgale'v by Edouard ; Blsson, "The
Doctor" by i Samuel Flldes, "The Horse
Fair" by Rosa Bonhcur. and "Last
Change" by Heywood Hardy, and copies
or mem are now on display at Meier &
Frank company. Fifth street window;
juipman, woir uo., yourth street win
dow; Woodard, Clarke & Co., Fourth and
Washington' streets, and 'Sanborn Vail
& Co., 170 First street, and at The Jour
nal office. ' "
Starting Monday, February 1, a num
bered coupon will be published daily in
Tne journal, t copies or any seven con
secutlve coupons with S cents will se
cure any -one of these pictures. It la
not necessary to have the first seven.
any seven, consecutive coupons will suf
fice. It will also be possible to secure
the rour or tnese pnotogravures In a Ilka
manner. -And. coupons will appear for a
period of BlxT weeks In order that all
Journal readers may -have a chance to
avail themselves v of . thjs , offer, a
glimpse ' ol these; pictures, for'-which
$2.50 Jsjiot an unusual retail price will
Convince one of thirtr merit. To aee
these photogravures Is to want them.
And any seven consecutive counona and
5 cents Is all that Is necessary to secure
each of them. If the pictures are" to be
mailed, Jo cents efctra ,1s. necessary to
'',v XCoinuea.On, .Page . Fifteen.! :over cost of nailing.
(Special Dbpitrh to The JnnroiL)
The DaUea, Or., Feb. '3. Swept before
tons of earth 'and rock, two teamsters,
eight horses and two wagons plunrsd
down the. dizzy walls of the Deschutes
river canyon Into the , wacerj of the
swiftly running stream, according to a
report reaching here this afternoon anil
confirmed by the long distance operator
at Sherar's bridge. The men and horses
met Instant death. The watjoiu wore
crushed Into bits. The vast amount of
earth turned the usually , clear stream
into a muddy torrent, say residents in
the vicinity of the accident.
The slide occurred late yesterday aft
ernoon. at Maupln'a ferry, 10 miles south
of Sherar's bridge. The men . and equip
ment are thought to have . been r from
CopenhagenVBros.', camp. Copenhagen
proa, have a subcontract with Portei
Bros, on the Oreeon Trunk Una con
etruction. , It is presumed that the re
cent heavy snowa and rains caused the
road to go out. - At the point where
the slide occurred the road winds along
the side of a steep: bluff, veritably
chiseled out of the rock and earth for
mation. ,
The names of the teamsters have not
been learned.
Judge Holds Allegations
Cruelty Were Fully Proved
Allowed $15,000 Year.
(l'nlt'4 Prrft laMd Win.)
Boston, Feb. 3. No matter what may
be the verdict of the court martial that
la trying Paymaster George Penlval
Apld, and Assistant Surgeon A. II. ltoti
nett, U. 8. N., on charges of "conduct
unbecoming a gentleman," it Is appar
ent today that out of the scandal that
la ahaking naval circles to their very
foundation,, actual trouble, or at lea ft
much unpleasantness, is likely to.aris.i
for high personages of the navy.
Auld and Robnett were brought to
trial as. the result of the physical at
tack .they are alleged to have made
upon Dr.. Edward Spencer Cowleg of
Boston; cousin of Mrs. Theodore Roose
velt and a relative of Rear Admlrat
Cow lea, at a . dance at the home of
Medical Inspector IL E. Ames of the
Boston navy yard.
The attack. was reported to have been
made because Cowles refused to'return
to. Miss Dorothy Hesler of pvanston,
111., one of he photoitraDlia he. Was ac
cused of having s appropriated. i
: .Igaay Xnsiaoationav -'
Since tthe convening of . the court
martial, before which Auld and Rob
nett -were tted to appear aome . weeks
afer charges, had been filed againsc
them by Dr. Amea.- insinuations and
(Continued on Page Fifteen.)
ikis mm
Tramp Dies Leaving $900
Address of Son in Infant's
Bootee Found Over Heart.
(Special m.Dateh t The Journal. t '
Hoqulam. Wash., Feb. . 3 William
Gohl, president of the Sailors' union, la
under arrest In Aberdeen, charged with
the murder of two men, whose names
are unknown. , It is claimed that Gohl
recently made the assertion that, he had
killed two men and aunk their bodies In
ts toenails; river ; near maian. creek.
xne authorities heard of his state
ment and sent a launch to that locality
to make a search. - After arapDlinar for
a while the crewon the launch, brought
up the body- of a, man vtth a ' piece of
ncnoj- cnain .aoout nis necK. , . .-
The body was taken to the Aberdeen
morgue and Gohl was promptly arrested.
The launoh crow: is still searching for
the other, body. , ;, ,y:. ,; .t y -.-'-a-;
Gohl has been in trouble with the au
thorities for yearai-A year or two agd
dotens of men mysteriously disappeared
of Grays Harbor, and the officers hpe
that they are no In a way io clear uxr
some or tua arrange doings which :were
the outcome or labor iuarrc-ls between
Sailors' union and the Shipowners' asso-
clatlan, ;Gobl now denies any knowledge
of the bodle - : : ... t .; . ... :
(United Prcaa Tad Win.)
Mlneola, L. I., N. Y., Feb. 3. Mary
Blair Brokaw was today granted sep
aration from her millionaire husband,
Wllllrfm Gould Brokaw, by Judge Put-
man of the New York supreme court.
Judge Put man's decision filed today,
allows Mrs. Brokaw. f 15.000 a year for
maintenance and holds that her allega
Hons or cruelty, upon which her suit
was based, were .fully proved. Mrs.
Brokaw had demanded 130,000 a year.
iuuko jruiDian neia mis amount was
excessive, in view of Brokaw's income,
'Special Dlvpatco to Tha journal.)
Lakevlew, Or., (via Reno, Nev.). Feb.
8. Bert Petrle, accused of a etatutory
offenae. was lodged In Jail here last
night He, was bound over at today's
preliminary hearing to the May term of
court, under J1000 bonds.
The daughter of Tom Crump, who re
sides near Adel. In Warner Valley, Lake
county, is the complaining witness.
' - (United PrM Leaied Wire.)
Los' Angeles, Feb. 3. Through all the
vicissitudes of tramp life, while Bleeping
in bam,, haystack or field, while camp
ing beside railroads or lying In village
Jails, Nathan Franklin carried with him
a tiny baby shoe, a soiled and crumpled
reminder or nappler days long ago, The
little shoe is now the principal evidence
whereby Thomas J. Franklin of . this
city came ; Into possession of a little
hoard of money .left by his father,, the
aged wanderer. .' ' , - ,
Just a year ago, Nathan 'Franklin, old
and infirm, was received at the Flsgah
home here. Soon , , afterward he dlvd
without revealing his name. or his. his
tory. In his tattered coat was found
1910 sewed In the .lining. Over-his heurt
rested the little shoe. , . , - .
v Later a slip of paper with the name
of the son and his address on It was
found In the shoe. Young Franklin, now
married with children of hla own. Iden
tified the memento and recoitnlzed a
morgue photograph as a likeness of his
dead father, who disappeared from home
Zl years ago. v.c r, -. r-
Franklin recently enent ' nearlv I6rt0
of the small eatate in purchasing a fit
ting Dunai plot and In ercctina a stone
over his father's resting place. ,
(United Pren Leaacd Wire.)
New York, lb. 3. John Mitohell,
former president of the United Mine
Workers, and one of the foremost min
ing authorities id the world, today do
clared his belief tl at the changeable at
mospherlc conditions usually prevalent
at this time of the year are responsible
to a large extent for tho three groit
mine disasters , In America this week,
which have Cosi the lives of at lejat
1S8 men.
A revision of the reports today shows
the followlur toi.u of loss of life:
seventy-nve aro dead, as the eMiilt
of . the exploHio;) Jn the Fuel & Iron
company's mine at Prlmero. Colo. m
Sixty-three r-luers 'are dead at Ita
Esperanzaa, M-xif o, as the result of the
exjjioaiuu in in rauiau mine late en-
tcrday. . '
Thirty are known to be dead in the
White mine at Browser, Ky.
Mitcneu explains that cold air. an.
terlng the workings,' meet tha '.varnn?r
air from the depths of the mine,, and
in : the contact tends, to create a dn
geroua explosive gas. - . : ( .
, ''Most mine disasters could be avoid
ed. If all the metv were compelled to
serve an apprentlceahlp of three years.
and certain , reaulaf lnna
enforced," 'declared Mitchell.
He suggested that the followla if fea
tures ... should , be demanded, undr the
very strictest reguUtlons; Proper un
tllation; emergency escape ' shafts:
sounding pipes, through , which liquid
food could be poured in caae of men
being ! entombed; telephone systems
which would make it possible (o com
municate with the lower woikiturs of
a mine v after , an exploalon; comparts
ments built throughout, mine Jn order
to provide pUces , of refugJ tor In -prisoned
miners .In case of JlJmte;.
. With these provisions for inctimf
emergencies, , and with tralnej miners
capable through experience and train."
lng, of accepting the -" respoiiMibilltie
placed upon them, Mitchell said a grt-m
majority of the . lives sarrlflced
week could have been saved. -
(Cnlted t'rrmt ttft Wirt.)
Washington, Feb. 3. S-ci"i ry
has askedthe naval "cininit..-i
houie for an spprop!i-r!n) "nt t:
tor widening I'tigt - au.t '