Newspaper Page Text
AN EDIIOR SHIOT
BY JAS. TILLMAN
Mr. Gonzaes'Editor of the State,
NO PROVOCATION WAS SHOWN.
Met on the Street When Lieutenant
Governor Drew Pistol and Shot
Columbia, S. C., Special.-N. G.
Gonzales, editor of the State. was
shot and -seriously-wouned Thursday
It was just a few moments before 2
o'clock when the cry was passed
along the streets that "Jim Tillman
had shot N. G. Gonzales." It was a
shocking and a startling announce
ment. It went like a thrill through all
Columbia and there was a rush to
wards the scene of the tragedy to
learn the facts and the condition o1
the distinguished editor. The office of
The State is on the same block as the
scene of the shooting and it took but
a few moments for a great throng to
assemble in front of the newspaper of
The excitement and the indignation
on the streets v:as intense. Policeman
Boland immediately after the shoot
ing arrested Lieut.'Gov. Tillman and
took him to police headquarters where
he was relizvedi of two pistols-the
one with which he shot Editor Gon
zates and a second large revolver of
"8 calibre. From the police station he
was taken to the county jail Where he
i' tonight in ftal protection of the
There was no conflict and the only
attributed cause for the shooting by
Lieut. Gov. Tillman is that during the
recent primary election Editor Gon
zales opposed Leut. Gov. Tillman in
his raco for governor and in that edi
torial opposing Editor Gonzales had
been severe in his opposition.
- During the,-progress of that cam
paign Editor Gonzales -in his fight to
defeat Mr. Tillman had editorially
called him a debauchee, "blackguard '
end in fact dencunced him as a "crimi
nal candidat'' and a proven "liar." It
was this and other such editorial ex
presslons it is supposed that goaded
Mr. Tillman to the desperate deed of
today. This vas in August ldst and
since the first primary, August 26,
1902. Editor Gonzales has had noth
irg to say about Mr. Tillman, excbpt
to comment on the result of the pri
Editor Gonzales and Lieut. Gov.
Tillman have passed each other in
full view since the opening of the
present session of the general as
sembly on Tuenday but there had been
n o encounter, no word passed, no nod
or recognition of any kind and today
* t came like a thunderclap out of a
peaceful sky when the Thot was fired.
It was abrolutely unexpected and al
thought that whatever soreness there
was as a result of the primary of last
Augst adpassed away, but it seems
As to the shootinf that is a silmple
story. Lient. Gov. Tillman met Mr.
Gonzales on the street. drew- his pistol
and fired into him. There was no fuss
or feathers but when at close rangc
Mr. Tilhnan opened fire, wiped his
pistol on his coat sleeve, took aim as
if to fire a second time changed his
mind and let his pistol fall to his
side, Lieut. Gov. Tillman was perfect
ly cool and collected, sober and unex
cited to all appearances. Mr-. Gonzales
was unarmed. The shock fr~rm the
magazine piizc! paralyzed him and a
Mr. Gonzales saw the deadly weap n
aimed at him. perhaps for a fatal hul
let, he cried crit "Shoot again, youj
coward." Mr. Gonzales was in no way
armed and had no pistoi. If his life be~
spared; perhaps that expression wich
may have spartad the second bullet
was the magic of the occasion. Mr-.
Gonzales is a man of robust healIth,
strong phys:qee, and activi-, all ,,f
which are in his favor.
As he fell against the nearby tr~aus
fer station to steady himself Mr.
James Sims and Mr. Glamewell La
Motte came rushing up and gave Mr.
Gonzales support, and helped him to1
the business office of the newspaper
which Mr. Gou::ales had labored so
-nara anit so Ialttnfunfy to establish and,
S make a leading factor- in the affairs
--of his State. There with his head st
ing on a bund le of newspape'rs he re
qucsted that his wife be sent for and
to stricken friends, most of whom
were in tears, he told the story of thenI
~tragedy. Dr. B3. W. Taylor. Dr. F..1
Kendall. Dr. Philpot and D~r. J. W
SBabcock were soon at his side and'i
a few moments there were half a
riozen or n'ore physicians doing all
they coold to save life It was promptly
, decided that the only hope was to oer
form an operation and get the true
course of the bullet and tr' to repair
the serious but then unknown dam
The last message from the Cohumbia
coe~rrespondenit of the Associated Press
early Saturday morning reported Mr.
Gonzales as still living, with little
hopes, however, of recovery.
The foflowing is appended:
- Then there Is the other figure in the
awful tragedy-Lieutenant Governo:
Jas. H. Tillman. He is taking things
quietly and calmly in the county jail.
During the day -he had visitors and
three of his lawyers, Congressman
George W. Croft, former Judge 0. WV.
Buchanan, and Mr. Coleman L. Blease,
spent most of the day with their cli
ent. Mr. P. H. Nelson, who is said to
'ie in the ease, was consulted during
the day. Lieutenant Governor Tillmafi
Is quartered in the corridor rgQom un
. he seeand floor of the county jail. HeI
has a room to himself. This afternoon
he had new fuirniture' brought to the
room and is comfortably fixed. Dur
ing the afterngen two of his counsel
broug'ht a copy- of a statement whii h
Colonel Tillman had himself writtar in
5 response to an offer from a New Ycrk
paper that its columns were op*m; to~
him. It was also required that ;he
statement be sent to the Associa:.ed
Press. It is as follows;
"I thank you for yot .courteous and
kind telegram. In vi# of the facts
that the dispatches sent out from Co
lumbia emanated from the offiee of
The State newspaper, of which 3r.
Gonzalee was editor, I don't deem iZ
necessary to deny what has been sent
from that quarter. When this unfir
tunate affair is known to my friends I
as well as to the people of this coun
try, they will see ho Ioroghly I was
justified in acting Z.1 did.
"The statements already pulished j
in the papers ire untrue and it the
proper time I will be prepared to show
this. Beyond this I do not care to
make any further statement. .
(Signed) "JAS, H .TILLMAN."
The New York papers, with whatever
accounts they may have published,
have not reached here to be read, and
the reports published here are based
on the available facts and evidence.
The understanding is that Colonel
Tillman's line of defense will be that
he thought Mr. Gonzales was armed,
that he had a weapon in his coat pock
et and that he had, his hands. in his
coat pocket. He is said to contend that
he did not know Mr. Gonzales was not
armed. Second. that when he aimed
his pistol the second time at Mr. Gon
zales, he did so expectiiig Mr. Gon
zales to defend himself and that he
lowered his weapon because there was
no response and not because of any
thing Mr. Gonzales said. He refutes
the reiterated statement of Mr. Gon
zales that he said to him with a bullet
through him and unarmed. "Shoot
again, you cowaro.
Mr. Tillman will also, it is under
stood, contvpd that he had not met Mr.
Gonzales. This is denied, and it is
said that Mr. Gonzales and Mr. Till
man were in the Senate chamber and
State capitol together.
Lieutenant Governor Tillman. how
ever, only makes the statement that
appears over his signature. The whole
story has, however, all been given and
faere is now no need to repeat the de
tails of the awful affair. That Mr.
Gonzales sent no message; that be was
quietly on his way to dinner: that he
was alone: that he was unarined; that
he said nothing to -provoke hostilities,
all seem admitted, and that Lieuten
ant Governor Tillman met Gonzales
promptly and fired Into him is eqnally
tue. What there was in the mind of
the assailant is another queMion.
Victim of James Tillman's Enmity
Succumbs to Assassin's Bullet.
N. G. Gonzales. Esq.. editor of the
olumbia, S. C., State, who was shot
on Thursday of last week by Lieuten
ont Governor James Tillman, died
Monday arternbon at 1:10.
The Crown Prince of Germany is a
Colonel Thomas Wentworih Higgin
son has just celebrated his seventy
Joaquin Miller, the "Poet of the Pa
ific Slope," bhis, it is said, made a for
tune out oZ Texas real estate.
The eminent GAerman paywvght.
erha rdt Hauptiaann, recentiy ee
brated his fortieth birthday. lie was
born at Obersalzhrulnn in Silesia. His
father was a hotelkeeper.
President Hadley, of Yale. is the lirst
man in his positionl to take an active
part in college athletics. HeI r'e.'tly
plyed in the-Yale tennis tournamnenit,
easily beating his opponent.
Senator Mitchell has pzresentedl to the
President Major Wil~im~ uno::k
Clark, of Portland. Ore.. Ihe lest liv
ing descendant of Colonel Clark. of the
Lewis and Clark expedition.
C mmissioner - General Sa rgecnt. of
Washington, who was Grand Maister
of the Brotherhood of Locomotine Fire
men for seventeen~'I years. has been pre'
seted by the order with a bandsomeC
silver service of 191 pieces.
Former President Steyn has been
spending somec mnoths at Claren-e. on
the Lake of Geneva, where his children
go to school. When he firs5t went
there he was so worn out thait he could
hardly speak. bult his health was soon
The man who invented the Swedish
safety match, Karl Kiescwetter., died
a few weeks aigo in Roumania in grerat
poverty. His invention had brov':ht
him -a fortune which, however, lie 5st
Through unlucky and risky railway
speculation. He was born in 1819.
As a sort of reward, after preventing
his relative from becoming a member
of a London stock-brokinrdrm, King
Edward has allowed Prince 1"rancis of
Te-k S10.000 a year until the prince
can'obtain some remunerative position
more in kecping with his standing as a
member of the royal family.
The Necessity of Courage.
When a man is depressed he may be
sure that the indulgence in physical
actions chuanteristic of depression.
sch as nmoping and sighing, will still
more increase his depression, while
his first attempt at more rensible con
duct .vill prove that the deliberate and
at first artificial assumption of cheer
:ulness and activity will, alter a while,
actually bi-ing about a more cheerful
frme of mind. Slow movemients, slow
speech, physical action of every kind
deliberately rendered slow, is an anti
dote to the irritation of a man har
rasse i and pressed with affairs, which
good sense will suggest to him. al
though he may know notbing about the
psychological theory of attaining a de
sired condition of mental quiet by, at
first, imitating the bodily gestures of
a calm mind. On the other hand, the
giving way to quick, irritated' bodily
movements is sure to cause an acces
ion of irritability.-New Xork News.
The danger of cafrying an argument
to its logical- conclusion is thus set
forth by The Chicago Post: They wecre
at a picnic. "Fingers were mad" he
fore forks," she laughed as she helped
herself in democratic fashion. "Yes,"
he admitted, "and people were made
before clothes." She hastily reached
for a fork.
KILLED OR INJURED.
Powder Charge Explodes on Board
CAUSED BY PERCUSSION PRIMER.
Which Was Accidentally Discharged
While the Breech on an Eight-inch
Gun was Open.
Washington, Special.-Admiral Hig
ginson cabled from San Juan, Puerto
Rico, that by an explosion of powder
in the 8-inch turret of the battleship
Massachusetts, five men were killed
andfour injured. None-were commis
sioned officers. The text of Admiral
igginson's dispatch is as follows:
"San Juan, P. R.-S-ecretary of Na
ry, Washington,: Powder charge ex
ploded accidentally in 8-inch turret
Massachusetts. Cause being investi
gated by board. Dead, A. Hendrick
ton, boatswain mate; F. H. Loesser,
tpprentice; S. F. Malinowski, lands
nan; K. J. Platt, ordinary seaman.
Robert Rule, ordinary seaman.
Injured: W. W. A. Schert, apprentice;
k. S. Taeke. coxswain; J. G. Patter
on, ordinary seaman; A. N. Dassett,
The records of the Navy Department
how that of the dead Loesser and
endrickson lived in New York, Malin
wski. Chicago; Platt, in Troy, N. Y..
nd Rule, in Mount Washizigton, 0. Of
he wounded Dassett, landsman, en
sted at Durham, N. C., July 20. 1901.
,'ext of kin Newton Dassett, father,
003 Pettigrew street, Durham, N. C.
atterson was from Pittsburg, Tacks
rem St. Louis and Schert from Chi
It is realized here that It will be very
ilifficult for the board referred te in
kdmiral Higginson's dispatch to as
ertain the cause of the explosion, for,
'rom the heavy casualty list, it is sur
nised that the entire turret crew was
ther killed or disabled. The 8-inch
,uns are next in size btlow the 13
nch turret guns carried by this battle
hip -and just above the rapid fire gun
mit. So their charges were not con
ained in fixed mettalic cases and the
owder was put up in canvass bags.
'he regulations require that the pow
ter bags referred to should be con
eyed from the magazines to theP
ireech of the gun in can-like metal
eeeptacles to guard against just this
:Ind of an accident.
San Juan, P. R., By Cable.-FIve
aen were killed and four others were
rounded, two of them probably fatally,
y the explosion of a powder charge
f an 8-inch gun on board the United
tates battleship Massachusetts , last
veek, while at target practie; off
The following is the list of the dead:
K. J. Platt, 369 Eighth street, Troy,
S. F. Mallnowski, 1438 Ontario aye
ue, Chicago, Ill.
F. H. Loesser. 313 East 86th ~e e.
ew Yd rk.
A..., wenarrenson, Norway.
R. R. Rule. Walnut Hill, Cincin atI.
The following men were seriousl~y
A. N. Dossett. Durham, N. C.
J. G. Pattcerson, 32 Soho street, Pitts
W. A. Schert, 365 Cleveland avenue,
A. S. Taeke. Miamzi street. St. Louis.
A PERCUSiiION PRIMER.
Details of the explosion were~ obtain
d when the Massachusetts arrived
Lere. The explosion ovx erred in the
tarboard a' the 8-inch turret, shortly
core noCon. an~d was dIue to the acci
Lental discharge of a percussion primer
'hile the breech of the gun was open.
h full cha.-ge exploded in the turret
.nd kilkd ,'r injur~ed all the crew of
he gun. numbe'ing nine men. Ensign
Vard W. Wortman,' who was in charge
f the t'rret, escapedc injury, though
e was st:mrding near the scene of the
Magniicen di'pn' was immedi
itely sho'rn byv th-ac?ic";s end crew of
he battleship. Captain Harry Leec.
ommaniing the marine guard of the
essel. and Ensign Clarence A. Abele
mmediately flooded the tur-et with
aer anid Laut. Chas. F. Hughes and
::ner Kulwein wvent helow to the
agazine, picking up powder charges.
d prevented further explosions, while
it. William C. Cole and Gun Cap
ala Stonemnan entered the turret and
ihdrew the charge from the other
run, whose breech was open. The sur
ivors of the gun's crew when res
ved were burnod, mutilated and nearly
One m.an whose clothing was on fire
In less than a minute after the ex
losion three streams of water were
ouring into the turret, preventing the
:harge in the other 8-inch gun from
Abram S. Hewitt Dead.
New York, Special.-Abram S. Hew
tt, former mayor of New York and
Representative in .Congress from 1874
o 1887, died at 6 o'clock Sunday morn
ng. He was in his 81st year and had
been critically ill for ten dlays. With
him at the moment of his death were
his W-ife, his three seons and three
laughters. Mr. Hewitt, who had been
In feeble health for some months, was
attacked with obstructive jaundice on
January 8th, and from the fir it was
recognized by his attending p aICins
that there was .practically no hope for
the aged patient's recovery. "Only his
wonderful vitalit.y: kept him fri until
Steamer Goes Ashore.
Gibraltar, By Cable.-The North Ger
man Lloyd steamer Lahn, Captain
Malchow, from Mediterranean ports
for New York, went ashore at 4 o'clock
Sunday morning at Tumara, 10 mIles
east of the Rock of Gilbraltar. There
was a heavy fog and rain was falling
at the time. Aboard the steamer are
00 sailors and 200 emigrants. She is in
no danger and is waiting for high tide
to get off. The Lahn Is stern on to the
sea, The weather ai moderate, but there
TilE WILCOX TRIAL
Sister and Cousin of Dead Girl Gi
Hertford, Special.-The State
nearly ready te-rest in the trnal
James E. Wilcd% for the murder
Nellie Cropsey. *l
Miss Ollie Cropsey, the pretty sist
of the dead girl, was the first witne
to testify Friday. She told a ve
forceful story. Her testimony was d
rect and full. In part she said: "El
Maude Cropsey was my sister. She w
19 years old and weighed 110 poun
when she disappeared. We lived
Brooklyn, N. Y., before coming
Elizabeth City, where we arrived
April of 1898. I had four sisters, Nelli
Lettie, Lala and Mamie. W. H. Cro
sey is my father. We met -Jit W'lcc
in June, 1898. He sent Nell his ca
two tVeek from that time and aski
her to go driving and she went. Fro
that day an he began to call on he
took her riding and sailing. He calli
Thursdays and Sundays. He gave h
presents of' flowers and picture. I
went sailing alone with Nell twice. S)
was scolded for accompanying hi:
During the summer before the disa)
pearance of Nell she and Jim began 1
quarrel. They had been friendly up 1
that time. They were at outs in Se'
tember. Neli attended Stuart's mee
ngs during that month. I sat inski
the room one night and heard Nell sa
to Jim: 'Jim, if you are going to 5
like this, you stay at home.' I kn
they were quarreling, and, not carin
to hear it, I left. They had not see
me. Jim went to the Stuart meetini
ometimes with Nell ag sometim
by himself, but often didlot go, excei
to wait outside for Nell. Nell joine
the church on the 13th - of Octobe
From some time it September till th
33rd of Octolier Jirand Nell quarrele:
At times they did not speak. Aft(
Dctober they were on better terms an
spoke regulrArly. The Elizabeth Cit
'air was in progress about that timi
im sent two tickets so. that Carri
nd Nell could go. He was at wor]
Tim, Nell, Carrie and myself all wer
o the fair one day. Jim and Nell wer
'riendly till November 7th, when the
luit speaking to each other. Up to tho
Ime they had been going out togethe
ut -all connections were -severed-ther
le kept on calling at the house.
"On the night of November 7th Wi)
:ox spent a few hours at our hom4
e and Nell were at oits. He left a
I o'clock. When he took his hat to g
qell said: 'Pull, Jim, pull,' meanin
so, and followed him out to see hii
)ff, as was her custom. Nell returnei
ooked jp on us, said good 'night an
etired to her room. Jim carme on jus
he- same, but Nell never poke t
iim. One day after the 7th I saw Ca:
'ie, Nell and Jim coming up t e stree
arrie was, next to Jim. I do t knoa
hether Nell and Jim spoke that da
>r not. .
:ewed on a jacket that she op~ed t
ear to New York. Jim and y we:
iot on speaking terms. Jim as mood
md talked but little.He started int
space anid kept looking at his watel
Ele appeared to be restless. By 10:-j
ill except Jim. Roy, Nell and myse
1ad left the room. Jim arose, picked u
is hat and said: 'It is 11 p'clock an
[ ust go. My mother docd not allo
rne to stay out after 11.' P~efore th
Lme Jim had asked for watar. I tol
liim I would get him aglass. Hie sai
'No.' he might poison it. When he gt
uip to go we all ros9 and. while I
rolicd a cigarette, Roy caught Nel!
ehin in his hands and said: 'Nl. y
re looking mighty sweet tonighi
Jim glanced his eyes at N~elI ai 'th'
at me. He wnt into the hall'a
turning. said: 'Nell. I want to s"e y
in the hall.' She Icokl at e an;d fo
lowed him out. I never say her a:a
She and Jim habd not .:okeni sine N'
"I closed the door hbhnd the" :
ty went out. Roy and myv.,elf stot
by the fire till&1:30..when I toldl bi
was time for hin: to go. He said: 'X
need not get snap~py about it. Ji::n.
Nellic are in the hail yat.' We wet
to the ball, and found tae dpors ope
but .lim and Nell were not-'insbti
remarked that it was strange that N:
had gone up and left me to lock up.
went to my room and retired. Neil w
not there. I dozed off, tbinking she at
Jim were in the parlor. About 1 o'clo<
I gave the alarm. We searched ever
whre,~ but in vain,*.for Nell. Duri:
the evening when rhe subject of suicil
was brought up. Nell said she wou
not like to drown, for her hair wou
e such a fright. It would be friz::li
p. She thought she might lke
Miss Carrie C~psey followed Mi
Ollie. She corroborated much of ti
latter's evidence. Among other thini
she said: "I asked; Jim why he a:
Neil qnareled. He said: 'She has qu
going $ the door' with me. I have d
cided th'irop ber.' Tuesday night Ji
heard ts talking about him. He to
me tat. listeners never heard a:
good -of themselves. Nellie had ask'
me why I did not call him 'aquati
I said that I felt like an elephant ta
night we went to the skating rink. ~
asked Jtn to unbridle ,our horse .
Tuesdiy. He said he was tired of benr
Messrs. H1. T. Greenleaf, Sr., and
T.-Greenleaf, Jr., civil engineers, we
put in the stand to furnish figures
distances. The body of Nellie Crops
was found in four feet of watbr at
distance of 300 feet, the exact pin
being 200 feet to ''' left or' tb' l'Qou
Among those who testified this afti
noon were: Leonard Owens, who n
Wilcox on his way from the Crops
home the night the girl disappeare
Mayor Wilson, of Elizabeth City, I
fore whom the defendant had appe:
ed; Sheriff Reid. of Pasquotank con
ty, who arnested Wilcox, after the de
body was found, and W. H. Crops
the father of Nellie. By Mr. Owe
testimony. Wilcox had about 20 m~
utes to dispose of from the time
left the Cropsey porch till he met hi
several hundred feet away. Wile
seemed to be perfectly natural at t
ta.e. Shef Reidl said that Wiie
was very ind!fferent but admitted that
it was his way.
Caleb Parker testified. He said that
lie had passed the Cropsey place soon
after 11 o'clock on the night of the
20th of Nuvember. He saw a man and
, woman of about equal size moving
is along the sidewalk. He did not know
f who they were.
>f - Ollie Meades swore that he slept with
Wilcox that night, but never knew
er anything from the time he went to
sleen till the next morning. He said
s5 that Wilcox had on the same pants in
7Y court that he wore then. This fact was
I-- contradicted later by Misses Lettie ani
a Ollie Cropsey, who were put on the.
stand for that purpose.
Is Two Killed at a Dance.
O Cairo, Ill., Special.-At a dance at
Morrehouse, Mo., Tuesday night,
James and Dolpheus Hill, of Johnson
e, county, became drunk and created a
>- disturbance, and Marshal- Dan Lance
t and: Deputy Marshal John Taylor were
-d called to restore order. Dolpheus HHl
shot and instantly killed Marshill
Lance and James Hill fatally cut Taj.
lor. The Hill boys started to leave the
r. house, when Taylor shot and wounded
d one of them, but they succeeded in
r making their escape. Scarching par
tes have been organized, but the Hills
are still at Liberty.
: Gainesville, Fla.. Special.-CitY Edi
tor P. A. Ruhl was cut Sunday morn
ing by Linotype Operator Sauls, a gash
5 inches long and three-fourths of an
-inch deep being mnade in his neck Rnhl
e was taken to his home, where he lies
v In a dangerous condition. Details are
unobtainable, because Mr. Ruhl Is not
t permitted to talk and Sauls has disap
peared. Mr. Ruhl is city tax assessor
g and is prominently connected.
T Italy has proposed to establish the
s Marconi system of wireless telegriphy
t between Pekin and 'ftaku. ,.
e Rochester, N. Y., is to have a three
I. quarter-mile speedway.
r Roller polo Is the leading winter
d sport In Massachusetts.
y Motor bicycle racing has become a
feature on European cycre tracks.
Fair progress is being made In the
construction of the new cup yacht.
t Bend Or, the famous race'horse and
e Derby winger, has died in England.
7 The Chicago racing season of 1903
t will begin at Lakeside on April 20 next.
r Cresceus has trotted the Montgomery
- (Ala.) track In 2.07, breaking the track
Morris Wood. of Montclair, N. J.,
has won the principalhonors in the
skating races on Veroia Lake, N. J. -
The New York' National League
Baseball Club will open its prelimin
ary season at the Polo Ground on
t Although It wag believed that Jim
> Murphy, the noted Southern trainer.
died poor, it has been found since that
, he was worth about $60,000.
~The golf club of the Michigan Uni
I a Ann Ar .r, are be purchased.
0 Henri Fournier, a noted chauffeur,
ehas arrived In th United States from
Y Europe, and has issued a challenge for
0 an automobile race to Alexander Win
5Burt Downing, Jabrother of Hardy
Downing, and th~ youngest of the trio
of brothers, is now the amateur cy
cling king of the' Pacific coast, having
.been undefeated. this season. Young
Downing is nineteen, weighs 179
pounds and stants five feet ten inches.
There will be i invasion of Austra
ila next fall by number of the lead
mng' cycele crack.9 of America, including
Iver Lawson, Vloyd McFarland andi
Hardy Dow~ning, sprinters, and several
pace followers, with modern motors.
Austrailia is to have several colisu
cycle traicks. ...
How He Kept Informed on Clocks.
A fad rmore or less general in the
collecting of old clocks, from the tall
dgrandfather variety to ;he curious
t timekeepers of foreign make. The
us garrets of old farmhouses fromi Maine
:d to the Carolinas have been ransacked
for the former, and there is many a
-man and woraan in New York who
eesan eye on the Pawnshops of the
foreign districts for curious and an
cient things fromi abroad-.
t''Tt is almost imp)osile~ to keep
~them all running," complainedl a wo
-inan who has two dozen aged and valu
gable clocks scattered through her
Ic Madiseon avenue home. "They seem
d to be in good order and run along for
d a while, then all of a sudden they
stop for no reason at all.
k"I have found an old German Zb,
s knows more about th'e ways. of' old
e clocks than any one in the city. 1
a sent hifn my German piz a few
d weeks ago, and when It did Wtcome
t back after the usual period of waiting4
~I went to his shop. What do ypu
d think 1 found him reading?"
The friend did not have the slightest
. "It- was a little German volume with .
e a title something like this, -"Thirteen,
e Hundred Reasons Why a Clock in
Perfect Order Won't Run."-New
Louis Kauffeld, a Bavarian glass
a worke r. makes entraordinary claims
e b r a new kind of glass 'm has just dis
le, covered. It is a glass of such nature
that it will not break, that can' be
'T moulded into any desired! form, that
# (.n he hammered' without catastrophe
-in short, a glass that'-will be as mal
leable as lead or anf . stber metgL
SWith an ordiriary goblet mnade of this
new material you can himmer .agi
id irta a tough board. You can bore.-4
y, hole In a glass pane and then patch.t
s' with another piecq o!fthe.,same ldnil
-of glass. Coffee Ipots andte kttes
1it is claimd ca emade of the new
ubstance, and will no more crack,
cycevn under the most Intense heat, than
Operatcrs Deny They Perive Benefiis
From igh Price of Coal.
CHAIRMAN STOPS PERSONAL TILTS
Physicians Testify That t n* Work of
Anthracite Miners is Nat as Un
healthy as Representei..
Philadelphia, Special.-Having oceu
pied nearly three days in calling wit
nesses to testify, the Delaware & Hud-,
son Company closed its case before the
Coal Strike Commission Tuesday after
noon and the commission's attenttion
then was called to the conditio'sedist
Ing in and about the collieries operated
by the Erie Company. This corporation
managed the HiHside Coal and. Iron
Company and the Pennsylvania Coal
Company, and its counsel before the
commission is Wayne MacVeagh, of
Philadelphia, and Major Everett War
ren, of Scranton.
One of, the .princIpal witnesses call
ed before the commission was Thdmas
F. Torrey, general coal sales agent of
the Dela are,&.HudsonCompany at
Npw York, who testified that the com
pny he represents is deriving ao bene
t; front the present abnormal price
which the public is paying for Its fuel.
Among other witnesses called by the
Delaware & Hudson Company were two*'
physicians who gaye testimony tend
Ing -to show that the occupation of a
mine worker is not so unhealthfp as -
physicians for the miners have stated,
a real estate agent who testified to the
amount of property owned by miners
of the company and an employe of the
Delaware & Hudson who mie an
vestigation of wages paid to bitumi
nous miners which showed their pay
was under that received by the .an
General Wilson, owing to d illness
of Judge Gray, again acted as chair
man of the commission and was -ser
eral times called upon to intervene
In the personal tilts between opposing
counsel over-the admission of certain-C
Major Everett Warren, for the Erie
Company, in his statement, says the
miners have It in their power to earn
large wages, that the demand for an
eight hour 0ay is "most unreasonable"
and that a 2,240 pounhd tonqiifaka
ticable. Major Warren says the
Coznpany has no objection to labor
ganizing but said the local agians. de- A
stroy individual effort, curb-ia6tfen,
restrict earning capacity, encourage
Idleness and discontelt, breed lack of
respect of authority and destroy dis
Capt. W. A. May, of Scranton; the
general superintendent of the two comu
panies, was the first witness 'for the
Erie. Before the strike of 1900 t wit
when- adjournment taken.
Hired to Commit Murder.
Roanoke, Va., Special-Details
reached bore of a tragedy neaa' Bramn
well, a little town in the coal fields o~
West Virginia. Mrs. Maggie Riley is
alleged to have promised to pay her
son Hiram, and Arthur Emr a sum of
money to kill a woman named4!fy
Clark. The men It is charged went to
the Clark woman's home and shot her
to death. Eller and young Riley. to
gether with Riley's mother, were ar
rested and lodged in the county jail
charged with murder. The women were
enemies and had frequently quarreled.
It Is alleged that jealousy was the
cause of the killing.
Norfolk & Western Appointments.
'Roanoke, Va., Special.-The -Noirfolk
& Western Railway officially announc
ed the following appointments: C. S.
Churchill, chief engineer; J-. C. CasseH
re"'ntly resigned as generally suippos
ed, is made assistant vice president
and general manager; Theodore w
resigijed as superintendent of the ,r
folk division,. becqmes real
agent; Jose B. Lacf;, ,paymast is
made assitant treasurer, All with head
quarters at Roanoke...Treasurer W. G.
McDowell In future will have his office
Fighting in Morocco.
Madrid, By Cable.-Fighting Is pro
ceeding between the troops of the Sul
tan of Morocco and the forces of the
pretender to the throne,. aecgrdng to
a dispatch received by the Gtefromn
Fg. The fiollowers of the pretender
are said to be overcoming the Im- .
perial troops. The correspondent of
The Globo adds that the lnhafdtantsa
of Fez have risen against the Sultan
jithat anxiety reigns at~ Rabat,
there the Europeans are in fear .o
an immediate, attack. The Sutaa~
representative at'Tangier has been or
to.elze cattle and to dispatch
ments to the irtan.
Te a " Ak.,Speclat-Iaae
' ,widely-known commercil
eer Eastern housetrywas found
deadin hs rom ina toca4 hotel.Hs
throa . znd wrists were cut open. A
note from the dead man toithggoroner
stated that he' had killed hhiself for
private reas~ns. The note further said:
"I traveled on the road ?4 lears, i.P
every State In the Union, Canana, Ja.?T
pan, China and South Ameri
Coal Companies Combing
Harrisburg, Pa., Special-Applio*
tion was made at,,the State Depart
ment for a charter or tpie Eastern SQ-'
curities Company *bch, It Is said,
Is to be the vehic the consoltda
tion of the anthrad ~al interests of
Pennsylvania. Thq lcation for a
charter Ismadund ~law pasbed by
the Legislatuit of _~i The nominal
eapital iOf the corporation is $1,000. -~ -