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MY SK SEA.
one T :.
Ai ' aboamrd. al:td then ie s db
A eve r.. mus unders-t md
Thre v''" -ropels i.s and wt :
I tr ! reCI thi otheir sice:
-And -. v h at joy and wonder w:t,
Inside : porl, and set tire 2ate.
Far en::tning that lovely seen ,
Anid e'tIng you -ee II dreamh,
And :"' longinzs tiat you fetel
lin t .:: they a come rea!'
By Crace Leigh.
Ao= T"S the strangest noise I
''ver hen I !he Ihourse
C 0 nlust bi un IL ted for wniy
ghost could lie uilty of
OW miaking such an uuearthly
s. "replied1 sister Battie.
with a I l nervous Iaugh. t's only
the wind or aNmouse stirrin: thero."
Htth-* glanced apprehensively over
hier shi, r in the directin Indicated.
Iluik wlh and startled.
-lixw 'f1ish1 it was of us to think of
%styi Wwhole nightS in this great
cil U - :iro(n: I wish ('ousi J11a-k
w o.re h .' fr if a ghost were really to
mrake' it :aarce wha~rt should. wve
: .l.: so unchir a frajil of "hosts
-tomli 's as I amas of .1o1berAs. 1hiank
hev :: iedoors are locked, and 110
<iw ::Pre in without our eain
Duinra'th a bsiIee of rotu" paen ts.
-who hai goni. to vit : sick rehltive
living n : neig'hboring town. my sister
H1artie I: had volunteercd to stay at
11111. and! take einarge of ad'airs unltil
thlir einv:. The onily person besides
urrselvdn tile lOulse-a great. t'ilb
linig old i iiture, with mny imneys
and l und wvethr-stind porh1e's i
-was a -:ale donc'stie. who sleptd in i
a tei:J, -iiinbe' on t1 first Mloor. We
wenllrt up tI oIr 1Oolii e'arly ill til even
inz. for wt. felt a little timid in spite 0f1
th oe oftl'i e-xjpressed nss-rtin tlt we I
w 01rot . hit afraid.
Ie sreer was kept in a suia' safE I
in my m'.iner's apartments. Whieb comli
nunient-ed' wxNith our. and coli Id not bei
reachled othlerwi~se wvithou, ;go in :!'
through a lonl: hall, the d(:or of whilcil
wvas oil: ieked and bolted oni the in-l
side. TI.-: noise that had so star'tied urs
was uunike anyrth ing I had ever before
heard-a kind of stealtlky. uncertain
rutstling. z- if made unintentionally
atnd enttu2ly against th illi of what
everCL er wioev-er it was that occasioned
.Naturally>3 courageous, and accus
toimed to an:.in as well as thrinking fori
nmyself, arose, locked the door, l
dr'opped nide shrade, and took a 14ook(
21'ound th' noonm. No :ign of either1
!ghost or :ubber was to bre seen.1
*'A lbravt pair we are, I must say."
said I. tnking a volm;e of Scott'si
poems froml the table anid begining to1
read aloud from the "L~ay of tire Last
Minstre&." but I had scarcely read
lihree lanes before tire samne low.
strange ru~stiing soun~d was hreard i
Hattie *uickly turned and looked in
iuiringiy at the big closet in Ihe cor
ner, the door of which ::tood patrtly
open. A li:.'ge, old fashioned o.ak chest
was irn one ('orner, and above it hung
d resses. skirts. wraps and ladies' ap
parels of nll kinds.
'It must surely be a mrouse. Grace,
for there can't be arnythring else inl tile
closet." said Hattie, in a frightened
I got up and flung the closet door
wxide open and ;;ave the skirts a :'igor
ouis shake. I even rmounted tire old
-chest arn2 took a prolonged survey of
tihe urp;.er shelves, mnoving~ bonnet
boxes n::d shrawls anid e'verything~
within myi reach, but mouse ihere wasI
none. no:' any' irndicatioin thna rtine had
ever been there.
"It is v'ery odd."'. observed Ilarttie. in
a low u'. notinug anxinously tire result
of iny search.a"I wonder i.s thene truly
are a"y suc 'thin;:s as spir'its'
"Of co'.ie riot. We ar ' only a little
nrvous. fo there is really nothing
here." :. I gav'e the ski rtsanrother
shrake xy wayi if atdding~ voint to mry
Hatir-1'd nIo mtore( and I resumnedI
mry ye't. irmlt determined not to againr
aillow n' Y f:ars to get the better' ot my
Hattie. after a whriie. -a id she" would
go to lbed, and I inight have Scott anid
the ghost all to myvself. But it was i
ra ther' nely' sitting up :il atlone. "o 1
througir sh wie thing I could do
wxas o foallow hier'C~ examle-bi ut no:i
util I i:ad again miade sre that thre
door was locked and had placed a
shaded himp on tire stand at the head
of the bed.
It nmst have been near levenr O'ioek
whenr I was awxakenied. niot by ar soundr.
for 1 did nrot hiean any. burt bry somre
Ihing tha seemtued like a sihad'w Pass'
ju ic he *sn me 'and4 thre lirht.
I spra-~::a up i wvithout dlistrinrg Ihnt
tie. an looked evrywhvier:e abou411t theI
rioomf sm sian of t her- myste'rous
pilsem't-it "r whtever it was tt had
"io unt xvantly wakene mr:: buit I
I drew u. p 11: shadt :and cikrd onut
onl th'i -l'Awn. -\hi5'lme si:en 'r-cr.ned
e'very xl:''r'. W\ithl : a iri of relie'
drewexn tiv a shade aganl ad re
:and iny for more- thani hour 'rzing' ab
sently at the faint r'ay af liht that
shimmered across the carpet: and
P'rese-ntly I sawy tihe ild ot the 'ld
oak ch.st "lowly: rise, andr two tiere
hrla-k te,. raed in a matted mass
of >-. jet-bh'tek hrair, peered cau
tiul ot.Ii et sod still: thc
t. o aw:. anr:t fratinr.heXt 2P
11r -;114dw hd ".I cliest
_I:. anr ie it
:idt. lwrface s wite asa h. t
-il. (;r:ce0. for !a v1n':.,:k. kwhlt
:I itit" :)i.- :sed
.\ mn-a bur 'r iar-:i imurd err. for
I i k HIolt iakr . for your life!
Thi lihall-simothered wretch. by a vio
ent etiort. suceeeded in forcin;- off ont
inge it sueh a manner as~ to admit
ir enough to preclude the possibility
f hit; being suffocated in his strange
Another wrench. and the remaining
inge was started. A second con
-ulsive movement. so vielent as to
nake the stout old chest quiver, and
ive grimy lingers were thrust out in a
-ain attempt to clutch my throat.
I bore down with all my might. but
he terrile hand maintained its ad
-antage. and inch by inch the lid was
lowly moved aside until only our
nited strellgth held it in place.
Hattie did her best to aid my efforts;
)ut when two giaring black eyes ap
ieared on a level with the fearful
and she lost all control of herself and
loud ear-piercing shriek broke from
er :1shell lips.
T:.- nearest neigibor lived half a
lile away. We were utterly alone.
ind entirely at the m _rcy of the ruf
ian in the chest. who. should he es
ape, would doubtless murder us both
nd' burn the house aftei:ward, per
aps. to hide the double crime.
The thougit wa; appallin.-. and
bough she had no hope of help reach
ug us. 1lattie continued to screatm at
he top of her voice. tid every shrielO
as lie tlat of onei in mortal agony.
H.ark: Soie one Nas colillg: An
nswe-rig shout from the porch below,
sliverling of glass and window sash.
Ind up the stairs. three at a time.
qame Couini .Jaek.
HIatze flew to tihe door -ind ,ulocked
. -nd teI fell to he floor in a dead
"What is thle mari" exclaimed
.ick. h ltered. "Wlat in the
17lh4 man11,11 spranilg fronm the chest and
mnae a dash for the door. Jack in
tatly seized him. clapped a revolver
o the villain's Car, and iI no gentle
>neadmonished him to surrendey. if
e (11i not wanlt to die there and then.
The ruttian. seeing that resistance
vas of no further avail. snlkenly per
lited imsl1eSt'lf to be bound. Ie did
ot speak a word. but his glittering
es told plainlyx of th: flry raging in
A plentiful use of cold water quickly
estored Hattie to (onclioustess. :nd
.5 soon 1s she was able to walk we,
rew on our wrappers and went out
i t he hall. where the burglar ltay
rowr on the floor, securely bound
and and foot-.
"I in::pened to be passinlg thle house
t :ihe momenlt amnd I heard your
-reams." explained Jack. "so I made
11 hlaste to see what was the mlatter.
tt expecting to 11ind you in quite so
erilous a fly. thlough I felt sure you
mst he ill sore need of help, for
evet before did I hleat suIch a ser'iesI
f blood-curdling shr'ieks as those with
hiha~ttie has just beetn favoring
Hattie shuddered. and crept closer
o stronlg. courageous Jack, and not
ill tile nlext day did wve knlow that the
an we had held captive in the old
ak chest for two mortal hours, was
i-k Billings. one of the most daring
urglrs of the presenlt genleration.
~ew York Weekly.
The secretary of a rur:1 English so
lety for tile propagation and advance
lenht of agriculture tile other day re
~eved this letter:
"Sir-I partickly wish the satiety to
e called to c-onsider the case what
ollows. as I tiink it nrite be maid
ralxtionlaole ill thle next Reports. ly1
if had Tombd Cat that dyd. Being
torture shell anld a grate favrit, we
id Himl berried inl tile Guar'dianl and
'or thle sake of thle enrichment of the
told I hlad thle ealrks deposited tmnder
he roots of a Gotsherry Bush (The
rit beinlg upl till thlen of a smooth
tindi. But next Sesons Frute. after
he Cat was berried, tile Gosberries
ms all hairy, and more Remarkable
to~ Catpillers of tile same Bush was
-1 of the samle hlairy Description."
Armour's Egg Waterloo.
Tile Iowa henl broke up the Armilur
::g Trust. Of course, thle Illinois hent
ld the Iissourli hell and~ some othler
ens helped, but it was the collective
101 that did the business. Tile Ar
tours have been selling thleir egg
torage establishlments in Iowa. At
dl. Perry. Gowrie an~d several other
laes thley hlav't wittin a fortnight
old their planlts. costing large amounts
f monley. to priva'2te dealers. It is
aid that thle hoose of Armour has
ist at roundl~ sum ill 11e big venlture'.
rhe Iowa farmler talkes notie thlat tile
gTrust coillhapsed wvithlout legisla
ol. Some other conmbilnes atre goin
he samelt waty. It does not pay to
ory too much about --monlopolies.''
Something to Think Of.
Grit is at quallity evenl mote desirable
L~ fe loves beost thlose of hecr children
.\rdent loveris .lon't alwaiys mlake
Who cver' heartd 4)1 a personl being
;ory for what they didii't telli
Th1: ro i no iini ity in abulse: all
h \- wCl S m-.ietow r alt e
E-'very ma wh'Io is n'airing the enld
Shis dayi mu;ast regrel(t thei w'o-ry he
ms Ci ven thle fals1 ialirmS all through
Somte people can say a good deal and
.;t talk too mucht'l. whlile' othlers say too
nuh when thiey talk to thenmselv'es.
31arriage wvill be one granLid sweet
Ong whlen somnvbody in-:ntts a way of
ning duets as a sol .
Poorfarm Supouorted by Grapes.
The G;eary County Ipoortifr haS a
vineyard of el'veni acres. and the inl
mates pick enough grapes in a good
roj year to)11: maintain tile enitire insti
tuti..-Kan C ity .Tourna l
Report of friglt~;id Loss of Life in a
CORPSES FLOAT IN EVERY STREET
3uanjuato. Bui't in a Great Gorge in
the Mountains. is Partly Submerged.
and the Breaking of a Dam Above
the City Would Mean Utter Ruin
One Report Says at Least 100 Were
Drowned and a Later One Placts
the Dead at 1,000.
Mexico City. Special.--No news has
been received directly from Guanajuto
regarding a great flood in that mining
-ity, now the important seat of activ
ity *by several large American and
Brtish companies. The wires were
own all day Sunday and the roais
were impassible Two reports are
:-urrent: one says 1.000 were killed,
another says at least 100 were drown
Late tidings are that Guanajuto is
::ompletely flooded and water is already
invading the higher parts of the town.
while there is fear that "Laolla" dam
may give way, which would mean
-omplete and gencral ruin.
The city is built in a great gorge in
the mountains and the streets ramble
up the mountain side in picturesque
A storm began furiously on the
night of June 30th. and after midnight
no one of the inhabitants dared to go
to bed, so tremendous were the fury
of the elements. The water rose in the
lower or business streets flooding shops
.nd damaging thousands of dollars'
worth of merchandise. The lower
treets became lower torrents as the
waters poured in rivers down the up
per streets. Doors were smashed in by
the force of the :ater. and windows
were no protection against the furious
PROPERTY LOSS IMMENSE.
The authorities worked strenuously
to get people safely from their homes
to the higher par-: of the city. The
loss of property, it is said, will be im
Advices from Querelaro are to the
effect that there was no telegraphic
ommunication with the stricken city
unday night. Messengers who man
aged to get or)t of the city say the
water stands :hree or four feet deep in
houses and shops in the lower part of
the city and that panic stricken )e(
ple have gono into the mountains car
rying their valuables. The storm be
gan to abate at 3 oclck in the after
l.ater advices state that it is known
that over 100 lives were lcst at Guana
juto. Telegraphi.- communication is
cut off and it is supposed "Laolla"
Iam was completely destroyed. bu this
cannot be confirmed.
SMIALLER TOWNS WIPED OUT.
The Mexican Central northbound
passenger train ran into a washout
north of Irapuato and was derailed.
the water running over some of the
ars. President R*)binson. of the rail
road, say some lives were lost, but he
oes not know how many. The town
of Marafil. just below Guanajuto, was
completely wiped out.
Another dispatch to President Rob
inson. of the Me.xican Central. -says
that there are 1.000 dead at Guana
The raging water is carrying the
rlead through every street. The wa
ter is up9 to the second story of the
Hotel U'nion. Great damage has been
wrought to the street car lines, and ser
vice cannot be restmed inside a month.
There is only one way the people can
get to Marafil. which is with mules or
A Revolutionary Plot.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-Reports
eceived by the Ministry of the Interior
rive an entirely different version of the
rigin of the Knias Potemkine mutiny.
which is attributed to a deliberate plot
>rganized by twenty sailors belonging
:o the revolutionary organization.
'hese reports placed the number of
iled during the rioting on shore at
t0 and the wounded at twice that
lumber. Gossip says there has been a
nutiny on board the battleship Tehes
ne at Seabastopol.
Martial Law Extended.
St. Petersburg. By Cable.-Martial
aw has been proclaimed in the gov
ernment of Sebastopol. Nicholaieff and
rivan. An imperial decree confers on
:he viceroy of the Caucasus the rights
>f a military commander with special
>owers. The same powers are bestowed
n the commander of the Black Sea
eet so far as the districts of Seabas
opol and Nicholaieff are concerned.
Fatal Wreck at Spartanburg.
Charleston. S. C., Special.-A spe
cial from -Spartan burg says that a
serious wre:-k ocurred at the Brawley
street crossing, on the Southern Rail
e~y at 1 a. m. Through freight No.
2. running in two sections, came to.
;ether wvhile in the city of Spartan
~urg near the crossing, and a dozen
~reight cars, laden with coal, and one
ngine were badly damaged. Sher
rnan Justice and a second member of
he crew of train No. 52 are dead, and
Engineer Whitmire is seriously in
jured. Another colored trainman was
zlso hurt. The accident was causedl
by failure of brakes on section No.
SThe track was soon cleured and
Police Ousted For Grafting.
New Orleans, Special.-After an in
restigation which disclosed wide
spread grafting by police department.
nspector Wh'itaker dismissed Cap
ain Iohn Cooper from the force.
Witnesses restifiedi that gambling
ouses. hand~bcok rooms. fake auction
shops and other pllaces paidl tribute
to the police. andl there was specific
testimony against Cooper. Patrlmanr'
Kerin was also dismissed byv the in
spector for alleged grafting.
A Mysterious Corpse.
Branchville. Special-The body of a
negro. who had evidently been dead
for several months,. was found in a
swamp about two miles from here. The
body was almost entirely decomposed
and could not Le identified, but theC
man had evidently been murdered, as
the body when found was partly bar
ie. As soon as; notified of the find
Acting Coroner D.akes em paneled a jury
to hold the inquest, the verdiet of the
jury being that ai party unknojwn had
come to his death by means unknown
LYNCIED IN EORA'
White Man aqd Eight .-egroes Are
Shot to Pieces
WAS A VERY BLOODTIiRSTY MOB,
Jail at Watkinsville, Ga., Near Athens,
is Entered by From 50 to 75 Masked
Men at 2 a. m., and of Ten Prisoners
Ore is Overlooked and Another
Mistakingly Left Dead, While the
Other Eight Are Shot to Death.
Watkinsville. Ga.. Speeial.-A mob
entered the jail at Watkinsville at 2
O'clock Thursday morning and took
therefrom nine prisoners, eight of
whom were shot to death, and the ninth
escaped only by being thought dead by
the mob. The prisoners taken out and
ly nehed were Leon J. Aycock. white,
charged with the murder of F. M. Hol
brook and wife. Oconee county, and
seven negroes-Rich Robinson, Lewis
Robinson, and Claud Elder, charged
with the murder of the Holbrook
couple: Sandy Price. a young negro,
charged with attempted rape on the
person of Mrs. Weldon Dooley: Rich
Allen, a negro convicted and under sen
tence of death for the murder of Will
Robertson. another negro: Gene Yer
by, another negro charged with the
burglary of a rifle from Mr. Marshall,
and Bob Harris, a negro. charged with
shooting another negro.
MADE OFFICER OPEN JAIL.
The mob came quetly into Watkins
ville a little before 2 a. m. There were
about 50 to 75 men in the crowd. All i
were heavily masked and no one knows
whence they came or to what point
they returned. They went at once to
the house of Town Marshal L. H. Aiken
and quetly called him to the door.
As he put his head out of the door he
was seized and told that he must de
liver the jail kcay. He refused and the
men put pistols in his face and over
powered him, he being a rather small
man. Aiken refused to dress, but some
of the party dressed him and carried
him along. The mob next seized Court
ney Elder. a blacksmith, and made him
bring his tools along-with him.
(ATIZEN'S PLEA DISREGARDED.
On their way to the jail they were
met by A. -W. Ashford. a prominent
citizen of Watkinsville. who had heard
the noise at the marshal's house, and
came down town as soon as he could
dress. Mr. Ashford begged the men to
desist and let the law take its course,
especially pleading for Aycock. on the
ground that the evidence had not been
secured to warrant his convinction. He
also begged them not to lynch those
not earged with capital crimes. They
told hom that they were cool, sober
and determined and that he might as
well go back and go to bed. The
jail was then opened by the town mar
shal under the cover of severm. pis
tols. and inside the jail the mob held
up Jailer Crow and demanded the keys
to the cells. He refused at first, but
surrendered them after being menaced
with guns. Jailer Crow begged hard
for Aycock on the same ground that
Mr. Ashford did, and also for the two
negroes who were not charged with
capital crimes. Members of the attack
ing party told him to shut his mouth.
They knew what to do, they said, andI
they were going to clear out the whole
WHITE MAN DIES PROTESTING.
The mob got every prisoner in jail I
except Ed. Thrasher, a negro, charged
with gambling, who was on the misde
meanor side of the prison and carried
to a point some one hundred yards
from the jail and tied to three fence
posts, by their necks. Aycock protested
his innocence to the las':. He said they]
were killing an innocent man. While
the general belief in Oconee county is
that Aycock was not guilty, still there
are many who did not t:elieve so. Rich
Robinson \said it was all right, so far
as he wa concerned, but that three
more negroes were in the Holbrook
murder. He named Sidney Norris, Jim
Taylor, and Wiley Durham as the three
implicated. These negroes had been in
jail before on this charge and had been
released after full investigation by the
committee. The other prisoners did not
open their mouths during their march
to their doom.
Will Offer Rewards.
IAtlanta, Ga., Special.--In an inter
view with a correspondent of the As
sociated Press, Governor Joseph M.1
Terrell said that he deplored the hor
rible affair at Watkinsville. Governor
Terrell said further that he was mak
ing a rigid investigation of the affair
and that he intended to do everything
in his powver to bring the guilty per
sons to justice.
"These men killed by the mob
should have had a fair trial," stated
The Governor will immediately offer
a suitable reward for the apprehension
of the men composing the mob.
Cruiser Collides With Liner.
Ferrol, Spain, Special.-The British
cruiser Carnarvon ran down the North
German Lloyd steamer Coblenz in a
dense fog at 4 o'clock Sunday morn
ing off Cape Prior (on the northwest
coast of Spain, ten miles from Ferro,)
The Coblenz was badly damaged and
sprung a leak. The passengers were
transferred to the cruiser, which tow
ed the liner here. The injury to the
cruiser was trifling, but the Coblenz
will have to go into dry dock.
No Hurry to Face Rebels.
Sr. Petersburg. By Cable.-A dis
patch which arrived here early Thurs
day morning from Sebastopol an
nounced that a srinadron of battle
ships, the Tri Siatitelia. Sinope and
Rostslav, with a cruiser and several
torpedo boats, only started for Odessa
at S o'clock last evening.
This explains the non-appearance of
the squadron at Odessa. but it is diffi
cult to conjecture the reasons for de
laying the departure two days at so
critical a junicture.
ONE NEGRO WILL RECOVER.
After the prisoners had been tied to
the fence posts, the mob lined up and
fired five volleys into their bodies. All]
died without a struggle with the ex-1
ception of Joe Patterson, a negro, who
was charged with pointing a gun at
Albert Ward. Patterson was shot sev
eral times in the body. but was alive
after the mob left and will recover.
Aycock's body was fairly riddled
with shot. a great hole was torn
through his heart'and another through
Ihis right breast,
CHINESE STIRRED UP
Celestials Become Wrathy Against
Uncle Sam's aclusiveness
DISPLAYING SiARP RESENTMENT
They Urge That Coolies Should Not
Be Kept Out of Hawaii, Where They
Do Not Compete With American
Labor, While Chinese immigration
Has Long Been Established in the
Pekln, By Cable.-The question of
Chinese exclusion from the United
States continues chiefly to occupy the
Lttention of the Chinese. The e.<tent
ind depth of the feeling manifested
istonish foreigners and is regarded as
in evidence of the growth of a nation
Qi sentiment of public spirit which five
rears ago would have been iuconceiv
The chief obstacle is the questicn of
xclusion of coolies from Hawaii and
he Philippines. it is urged that there
s no reasonable objection to the land
:ng of coolies in Hawaii, where they
o not compete with American labor,
while Chinese immigration has long
>een established in the Philippines.
hese points the Chinese regard as es
ential. but it is thought unlikely that
bey will be conceded by the Ameri
an government. hence te apparent
leadlock. With a view of facilitating
ettlement. China proposed to send a
pecial mision to Washington. but
merican Minister Rockhill declined
o entertain the idea.
In the meantime the boycott of
merican goods from the United StatCs
ontinues and the anti-American cam
aign is increasing in vigor. The Am
rican minister has applied to the
3oard of Foreign Affairs to check
he movement and Viceroy Yuan. of
hili province, has issued a proclama
ion on the subject, but its effmiency
s considered doubtful.
COSSACKS ATTACK SOCIALISTS.
k Raid on a Meeting of 200 Near Lodz
Results in 18. Being Wounded and
Warsaw, By Cable.- -A secret meeting
if 200 Socialists in the forest of
quierz, near Lodz, was surprised by
3ossacks at noon Tuesday.. Eighteen of
he Socialists were wounded and 180
Lrrested. The authorities are making
Ln Insistent search for the Socialist
eaders. In the course of the search
number of persons were killed or
All the restaurants and liquor stores
iave been ordered closed.
The day passed quietly here. Polish
>apers this even'ng unanimously con
lemn the strikers and their resultant
listurbances. which they say can only
ead to bloodshed and distress.
All the prisons are full to overfiow
ng, no less than 672 persons, mostly
Fews, having been arrested during the
ast 24 hours. It is expected that a
tate of siege will be proclaimed, as
~reat riots are antictpated bring the
The laborers on thirty-two beet root
)lantations in the government of Po
lolla have struck and it is feared the
larvest will be lcst.
The peasants in the government of
Cova are forcefully cecupying pasture
nd other lands of ti.,: proprietors of
Philadelphia, Special.--The directors
f the Reading Valley Railway Coim
any declared a- semi-annual dividend
>f 2 per cent on the common stock.
[his is an increase of one-half per
ent on the last dividend and is at the
ate of 3 1-2 per cent for the year. The
egular semi-annual dividend of 2 per
:ent on the company's first preferred
stock was also declared.
Green and Gayner Lose.
Ottawa, Ont. Special.-The Supreme
jourt unanimously granted the motion
ns.de on behalf of the government of
he United States to quash the appeal
f Gaynor and Greene from the judg
nent of the court of the King's bench,
ffirming the refusal of a writ of pro
libition by Judge Davidson against the
ssue of a warrant tor extradition.
[he appeal was quashed ,with costs.
[he Court of the King's Bench of Que
>ec gave judgment in favor of handing
ver Gaynor and Greene to the United
states government. Leave was- given
:o appeal to the Supreme Court of
attawa against that decision. The Su
reme Court has decided that there
z no appeal
Negro Teachers to Meet in Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-The second
annual meeting of the National As
ociation of Teachers of Negro Youth
began a three-days session here. Col
red teachers from all parts of the
outh and from many sections of the
North are expected to be present. A
programme has been prepared which
ncludes topics of special interest for
:he various meetings. J. R. E. Lee, of
olumba. S. C.. is president; F. G.
Smith. Nashville. Tenn., secretary.
md( Roscoe C. Simmons. New York
city, statistical secretary.
Joins Catholic Church.
New York, Special.-Mrs. Winthrop
Rutherford, fourth dlaughter of Levi
P. Morton, formar Vice President of
:he United States, was last Saturday
loon received into-the Roman Catholic
hurch. She had been considering
:he step for the last two years, and
lbad been givin ; much attention to
rading of relfgious subjects. Mrs.
Rutherford wa-, and her parents are,
iembers of the Protestant Episcopal
haurch, as is also her husband.
Father r.nd Daughter Slain.
Miam. Fla., Special.-Charles E.
)avis and his daughter, Elsie, were
'ound Menday morning dead, in their
iome. Thcy had besen murdered, prob
tbly Saturday night. Both had been
hot. One shot killed Mr. Davis,
hile his (laughter was shot twice.
7: was rumored that an assault had
een committed on Miss Davis, but
MUTINY ON WARSHIP
I Officers Killed and Red Flag floated
ODESSA IS HIELD AT THEIR MERCY
Captain and All Officers Except Eight
Compliant Ones on Board the Most
Powerful Battleship Left to the Czar
Are Murdered in a Mutiny Growing
Out of Shooting of a Sailor Who
Presented Complaint Against Bad
Odessa, By Cable.-The red flag of i
revolution is at the masthead of the
Kniaz Potemkine, Russia's most pow
erful battleship in the Black Sea, which
now lies in the harbor in the hands
The captain and most of the officers
were murdered and thrown overboard
in the open sea and the snip is com
pletely in the possession of the crew 1
and a few officers who have thrown t
in their lot with the mutineers.
The guns of the Kniaz Potemkine
command the city, and in the streets
masses of striking workmen, who Wed
nesday fled before the volleys of the
troops, are now inflamed by the spec
tacle of open revolt on board an im- i
perial warship and are making a bold I
front against the military.
All day long firing has been heard
in many quarters of the city. A num
ber of barracades have been erected,
and tumult and disorder reign.
EXPECT A CIVIL SEA FIGHT. K
The main squadron of the Black Sea i
fleet, consisting of the battleships Geor- 1
gei Pobiedonosetz (George the Victo
rious), Tri Sviatitelia Rostivlav and
Ekaterina II, with two cruisers, are
expected to arrive here and a regular
naval battle is in prospect.
The rioters are in a most defiant
mood and are not inclined to surren
der without fighting.
Reports of the mutiny which occur
red while the battlesiip was at sea,
are difficult to obtain, as the mutineers i
refuse to allow communication with the t
shore; but it is ascertained that it t
arose from the shooting of a sailor
who was presenting, in behalf of the
crew, a complaint against bad food.
According to one version, this sailor.
whose name was Omiltchuk, objected
to the quality of the "borchth," or
soup, and was immediately shot down
by a mess officer.
BEGINNING OF MUTINY.
The crew then rose and seized the J
ship and officers, eight of whom were
spared on the condition that they
would join the mutineers. The others
were killed and their bodies thrown
overboard. After a period of vacilla
tion, the Kniaz Potemkine headed for
Odessa and arrived here last Wednes
day night, accompanied by two torpedo
boats. Early Thursday the body of 1
Omiltchuk was brought ashore in onet
of the battleships boats, and was land-t
od on the new mole, where it was ex
posed in semi-state all day. It was
visited by thousands of persons, many,
of whom placed .coins in the bas~ket
at the head of the body towards a
fund to defray the cost of the funeral
which the sailors propose to hold and(
which the strikers will make the occa
sion of a great derionstration.
An inscription on the breast of the
dead sailor states on behalf of the crew
that Omiltchuk died for the truth be
cause he presented a just complaint of
The authorities have made no at-t
tempt to remove the body, the sailors
having served notice that the ship
would open fire on any one seeking to
interfere with it. A police agent vis
iting the spot was killed by the strik
During the day a red flag was hoist
ed on the Kniaz Potemkine, and mem
bers of the crew rode from ship to
ship in the harbor, forcing the stop
page of all work thereon.. Food was
supplied them by sympathizers on the <
shore who pillaged the maritime store
Tried for Taking Bribe.
Little Rock, Ark., Special.-In the
Circuit Court of Pulaski county here,
the trial of State Senator A. W. Coy
ington, of Clarkesville, on a charge of
accepting a bribe, was begun. The
indictment against Senator Covington
charges that he received $6,000 as a
bribe for his vote for, and support of. a
Senate bill appropriating $800,000 for
the completion of the new State capitol.
The defendant entered a plea of "not
guilty." The entire day was spent in
selecting jurors. This task was com
pleted Wednesday and the taking of
evidence began Thursday. The jury is
composed of five farmers, five mer
chants and two retail salesmen.
President at Harvard.
Cambridge. Mass., Special.--AI
though nominally celebrating with his]
class mates the 25th anniversary of]
the class of '80 from Harvard Univer
sity, President Roosevelt was the hon
ored guest of America's most ancient
seat of learning. No degrees of honor
were conferred upon him, as he al
ready holds the highest degree the
Univrsity is empowered to bestow,
but the welcome accorded hinm by 1
Cambridge citizens, alumni and col
lege officials was most cordial. ]
Cotton Goes Up.
New York, Special.--The local cot
ton market was excited and prices ad
vanced approximately fifty points in
the various options to January. This2
was equivalent to an advance of $2.50
a bale over last night's closing quo
tations. and followed an advance of
thirty points in yesterday's session
and a previous advance in the last
two or three weeks weeks of nearly a
cent a pound.
Miss Rogers' Body Found.
Saranac Lake, N. Y., Special.-The
body of Mary 0. Rogers. of Leesburg,
Va., was f'ound in the Saranac river,
near the cottage from which she dis
appeared a week ago. District Attorney
Finn issued an official statement exon
erating Willoughby N. Smith from all
blame in connection with the death of
Leesburg, Va., Special.-Miss Mary
Rogers was born in this city about 34
years ago. She is the daughter of Alex
Iander Rogers. her mother, before her.)
marriage to Mr. Rogers. being Miss:
Julia Clagett, of Leesburg.1
~j ~F. AIYfl
The Movement Growing.
is hard to uierst:ind
how anly studious man cani
persuade himself that gov
ernment aid to good roads
is not a national neces
ity. affecting all sections of the coun
ry and all classes. and therefore de
nanded as good public policy. Many
)t'the very foremost men of the coun
ry have declared in its favor, and
he feeling is constantly growing that
t should prevail. Of course. here
ad there we find it opposed by spe
ious argument and strained interpre
ations of thc constitution, but this op
osition cannot stand in the face of
he practice of the government in road
ilding many years ago. and at this
lay in Porto Rico. where we have
onstructed more highways in the
ast live years than did the Span
ards in four hundred years; and in
he Philippines. where we are build
ng highways every day in the year.
here is more serious consideration.
eing given to the subject of good
oads to-day than any other that can
)e named. and as a question fraught
ith vital concern to the internal
,ommerce of the country and to its
eligious. educational and social ad
ancement. it is a sure thing that the
all for natieial aid will have to be
It is not the farmer alone who is
ffected by bad roads: trade condi
ions are disastrously affected wher
ver bad roads exist. Good roads are
ecessary to every vocation and every
nterest. The cost of bad roads has
)een so often presented that repeti
ion would not strengthen argument. e
he main fact is the cleai fact that
)ad roads are a curse to the nation
md disgrace to our boasted Ameri
anism. There is a necessity for gor
rnment aid to better roads and it
ught to be extended with the least
ossible delay. In every civilized
outry but ours government has fos
ered improved highways. Wherever
mproved highways have been built
he people are happier and the coun
ry more prosperous. In the United
tates there has been marvelous
rogress notwithstanding bad roads.
Ve would have progressed a thou
and fold more under an improved
stem of highways. A change is
eeded here. The common roads
hould be made adequate to the neces
ities of the country. There is no
pecial class in the discussion. It is
reat economic question. rapping
oudly for recognition, and as all the
)eople are involved the government
hould step in and co-operate with
he States in its solution. While
any prominent men are now active
support of the Brownlow-Latimer
pills for national aid, the people in
heir primary capacity have a duty to
emselves to perform in the matter.
lvery citizen knows how to press
e question on his Congressman. The
rood roads' camp-fires ought to be
ighted in every constituency in the
tates. The proposition is strong in
~ongress. Let its friends get to work
Lnd make it stronger by direct com
unication with those we send to re
ect the public will in Washington.
f the people who have made the gov
~rnment what it is and upon whom it
oust rely in every crisis cannot be
teard in the national councils, then
he Caesars of the day have grown
oo great on public meat. and we soon
hall have fallen upon still. more evil
Chief Foe to GoodRoads.
All practice and experience have
learly proven that the greatest foe
good roads is water. The drain
Lge of improved roads is. therefore.
e of the first principles of road
onstruction. and its importance
hould not be lost sight of. Water will
nake mud of any soil however hard.
Lnd unless it can be led away. mud
nust follow as the inevitable result.
[he fact has been stated so many
ines that it almost seems out of
)iace to refer to it here.
A Comparison in Values.
With first class roads, over which
wo horses can draw two tons in
two-horse wagon three hundred and
;ixty-five days in the year, irrespec
'ive of weather conditions, the land
ifteen miles from town would be
orth as much as it is now two miles
Love Letter Received After 20 Years.
Although belated more than twenty
ears. a love letter appointing a tryst
ias been discovered and forwarded to
he person addressed. Alonzo Birdsall,
motorman. who lives in Darby.4
~irdsall was born and reared near
3ay City. MIieh.. and there he met,
ooed and won his wife. who was a
Her parents and his people occupied
idjoining farms. but, owing to a tem
,orary feud. the young people's love
id not run smoothly. They courted on
he sly. and. to facilitate meetings, used
:o leave letters for each other in the
tollow of an old elm tree. One day
Leath visited the Birdsall family and
he feud was suddenly terminated. In
he excitement Miss Parkinson totally
orgot a letter she had just left in the
The barriers removed, the lovers mar
*ied. ar d about ten years ago moved to
[hladelpia. Last week Birdsall re
eived a letter from his brother. which
xxplaind that in c'hopping down the
)ld elm he had found a note. which he
n losed. Althoughi weather-bieaten
nd iscolored. the writing was legible.
-John. Dear-Meet me at the willows
o-night. Ellen.''-Philadelphia Record.
Small Girl Tiger Hunter.
The Kumarahi Rajah of Venkata
iri writes to us that one of his cous
s. a daughter of the Rajahi of Jat
role. in the Nizam's dominions. ''be
an her hmuntig ea~rer while she was
ery young. .ane bagged a tiger in
er eighth year and completed her
rnting care-er lately, having bagged
n all thirty-six games without a single
nss. including a tiger, five cheetahs.
id other gamnes. She is now in her
mnelt yer.'-Mndra$ Mail.