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o UT of that experiencE
vivid. At Fourth at
drant was still giving
stood there, rushing
sides; I can see their
helmet rosy with th
mouth pouring out a
men, the hose upon
toward the terrific i
walls. The whole city, mind you, is
hose, one stream of water; they are
futility of their effort. of their immens
world crashing to ruins about them,
the hopeless fight.
On Valencia street, at the corner
tel collapsed, and now seems but one
men and 50 volunteers are working. I
partition. tugging in concert. A hundi
fire is only a few blocks away. They
the effort, beads of cold perspiration
,they stop, all of them; they look tov
with the glow, puckering in an express
with new courage they tug again.
At the end of the third day I waq
The fire had then swept the city, but w
trict. To the south, a little below me
hallucination possessed me. I though
hallucination. Up on the tip top of th
street, the only thing standing for mi
on it: I could see his h-nds rising and
his long black hair and a loosened re
bore the sounds away from me, but i
was Saint-Saens's "DE-se Macabre"-1
and down. his body swayed, his hair s
the devastated city, like a cascade,
shaken dry bone.-Harper's Weekly.
afrt destruction of our
a rate as to alarm the
accept some remedy.
The interests of
attention to the nece
water courses by re
whICh they flow.
still held by the nati
acres of these -lands have been set ap
serves. The primary purpose of these
and provide means of irrigation and als
fall. They are well scattered in the
which is of little value for agricultural
They are reserve(. for the use of m,
ripened trees will be cut as they may
cal opposition to many of these reserv
greatly changed the local sentiment.
and they can therefore be accepted as
naturally arises as to what extent the:
of the remains of our birds, fish and i
* gation and supply. At least a portion,
writer of this article has for many yea
this end. Wyonaing has shown her sy:
ing a permanen :ly closed season in th(
to the Yellowstone National Park.-Tt
'} Generally i
~~,,By abbi Err
+M+.+++g ICH men's sons, inhei
_________+ the Pittsburg school,
+. ~. in the main are cumt
~' J~ ~ erant, idle and utteri
+~ 3 e and actively vicious.
From my persont
+ .+ convinced that 95 per
'4 '~ callv worthless. AmtC
observe ordinary dec
pearance of elementary virtues, but eve
sort. Often they receive praise, not fo
evil they have refrained from.
The money-getting faculty, the desi
only one of the qualities that do not sc
was the great grief of the late Marshall
less, and that he had to leave his vast i
M. Pullman declared in his will that hi
he cut them off with annuities of $3004
Rockefeller family to be positive about
feller, Jr., is no exception to the rule.
It is rarely that any good quality d
youths go to college, not to learn, but to
themselyes. Such persons cannot exe3
make it a hateful thing. Charity of tha
is needed is philanthropy-all too scarc
long as the means of giving are so gen
rich and their degenerate children.
4 A Word to
~ By Senator AlbE
ET into the habit of ht
we can turn every li
G the most worth-while
table. It is as good a
And, mark you, it is<
But what a coward a r
pent-up irritability, di
There is no sense of
-less gloomy to fill yo
to do it even from the point of view<
in a sour silence which almost curdles
to death, you do not and cannot diges
have had a hard day say to yourself:
some rest and fun." Get into the habi
(lo it. Practice saying to yourself whe
thing is all right"-and keep on saying
"all right" the mere saying of it at the
FLOWERS THAT DON'T AGREE.
An interesting discovery with re
gard to the perfume of flowers has
been made, writes a correspondent,
by a Belgian naturalist. He finds
that roses and mignonette will not
live together in the same vase, and
that they not only die quickly in eacnl
other's company, but also lose their
own particular fragrance. It is also
' contended that other fiowers in the
ame vase with the mignonette and
the roses acquire a sweeter scent as
the two latter fade,
Tragedy of i
several pictures remain detached but
d Folsom streets, by some freak, a hy
out water. I still see the firemen who
i hose down the street flaming on both
chief standing at the corner, his white
flame, his long slicker dripping, his
volley of jolly oaths, and then these
their shoulders, their helmets tilted
eat, rushing in between the roaring
burning beyond them. They have one
four. It was something big, the very
determination to do, with their whole
their single duty-to fight to the last
of Eighteenth, a four-story wooden ho
tory high. Upon the ruins four police
se'e them, a rope noosed about a fallen
ed men are buried in those ruins. The
tug, their yellow faces distorted with
vrelling from their pores. At intervals
ard the fire, their weary faces ros:ed
ion of anxiety almost simian, and then
standing on the top of Russian Hill.
as still burning in the North Beach dis
was the Jones Street hill. A strange
t I heard strains of music. It was no
Jones Street hill, in the middle of the
es, was a piano. A man was playing
falling, his body swaying. In the wind
I tie at his neck streamed. The wind
a a lull I-finally heard the music. Tt
he death dance. His hands beat up
reamed, and from the crest down over
>oured the notes with their sound of
n of Forests :
forests has beer going on at so great
public mind and prepare the people to
irrigation and navigation have called
ssity of preserving the sources of our
aining or restoring the forests from
millions of acres of wooded lands are
mnal government, and about 85,000,060
rt in S3 permanent national forest re
reservations is to conserve the streams
, in some degree, to influence the rain
far west, and are generally upon land
in and not reserved from his use. The
be needed. There has been much lo
ations, but time and observation have
The experimental stage has passed
an established fact, and the question
may be utilized for the .preservation
me and be used as sources of propa
f these lands should be so used. The
s endeavored to secure legislation to
apathy with the movement by declar
part of the forests reserves adjacent
e Outing Magazine.
i G. Hirsch.
itors of great wealth, millionaires of
ho virtually fell heir to their millions,
erers of the earth-purse-proud, intol
r useless when they are not actually
1 observation and acquaintance, I am
ent of all rich men's sons are practi
ng this great majority are some who
ency and even conform to the ap
t their good qualities are of a negative
- good they have accomplishd, but for
ability of which may be debatable, is
em to descend from father to son. It
Field's life that his son proved wor-th
iterests in the hands of others. George
two sons were no credit to him. So
. I am not familiar. enough with the
it, but I imagine that John D. Rocke
scends to the sons of the rich. Such
nke a display of wealth and to amuse
cise charity. When they try it they
particular kind is mischievous. What
. It will continue to be so, I fear, so
~rally accumulated in the hands of the
~rt J. Beverige.
ppiness. It is positively amazing how
tie incident into a sunbeam. One o1
families I know always joke at the
a vacation to take a meal with them.
uite as easy to take the other course.
an is who releases in his home all the
sappointment and gloom of the :.y
such a course. It does not make you
ir house with gloom. You ought not
if good health. If you eat your meal
the cream and scares your wife half
your food. Forget it then. If you
Well, that was a hard day! Now for
of being happy, I tell you. You can
you waken in the morning, "Every
it. You will be surprised how nearly
beginning of the day will really make
WW LINGERIE SETS.
The chemisette proper is of lace
and embroidery, composed of an am
pie front and dainty stock. Sleeves
fitting the forearms and over the
hands, like the armiets worn to pre
scre cne's dress sleeves, complete
2e set, made to match. They may
e sitched int the coat or mounteat
m shirtwaists. No other trimming
gould be necessary for the waist save
tfew tucks to blend them to the law3
29 KILLED IN WREOM
frightful Collision on Seaboarc
Near Hamlet, N. C.
ORDERS WERE NOT DELIVERE[
Seaboard Air Line Passenger Trair
No. 44 and an Extra Freight Traim
Come Together With an Awful
Crash in a Deep Cut One Mile From
Hamlet. N. C. Special.-Twenty o1
more were killed and tweity-tlree
badly injured in a head-on eollisioi
between a Seaboard Air Line Passen
ger train and an extra freight on
mile from here Sunday night. Nearly
all those killed were ctored passen
The known dead are:
En.ineer F. B. Lewis. of the pas
H. S. Byrd. Ba-gage master.
Fireman Tom 1il1, colored, of the
Negre. fireman name unknown, oi
Probably 25 others unidentified.
Railroad men. citizens and the pas
sengers who escaped injury. are work.
ing heroically t., recover the dea(l
and injured imprisoned in the wreek
Both the second and first clast
coaches were overturned and it is sad
ly agnmented before the work of the
rescuers js conipleted.
The rescuers cail see a number of
lifeless fontus by the fitful oifht of
lanterns and these they are strivi
manfully to reach. Fortunatelv the
lamps in the coaches were extinguish
ed in the crash and .ire was not ad
ded to the hoi ror of the catastrophe
Thus far the list of the serious!y
injured reaehies twenty-three-Iiv
white and eighteen colored. Other,
may be imprisoned in the overturnec
The cnmineer nd fireman of the
freight train jumped and escape(
with a few bruise,. The coach for
colored people was completely (lenol
ished and nearly everyone in it miet
death. Both locomotives were demfol
ished an(d the bazzage ears and coach
es ijlml)led toze!ler in an unsightly
mass. The tracks are piled high with
wreeka-.te and will be blocked for
The. wreck (occurred about 7 :3(
o 'chock. Thme passenger train. which2
left Charlotte at 5 o'clock, was with
out orders and was moving at the
rate of forty miles an hour. With
out warning thle freizht, an extra fruit
train. west, bound, dashed around th1i
curve in the deep cut one mile from
Hamlbt. and the two trains came to
eether with an awful erash and roar.
Enuinuer Lewis andi Is firenman were
instan:!lv killed and death was almost
as swi!n to the passengers in the co!
ored r-oar-h. The <h-s!tuction was (0mm
plete and rendier-ed morme horrible byr
them (-rie and ~ro'ans of the dvinr.
The dea d anad i njumred will bie eon
vrd to Rock-;ingham as soon as n
snee ei be w-nld upJ and the trackiei
elcared semefien~tly. Messnuees har
been set to' (very phbvsician inHa
let anti Roc-kin.:ham. as well as in
It is imrossihlo at this time to as
eartain1 the names of the (lead and
injure owinz to the confusion inei
mient to the catastrophe. Not a!! t he
dead have been identified, but it is
stt m ot the list will reach 29. Th"
chief dispatcher of the Seaboard at
Raleiah has ordered 18 coffins from
the undertaker at Rockingham.
The bame for the wreck has not
been placed. The passenger train,
it is said. had no orders to meet the
freight, and it is the presumption that
the freight overlooked its orders. One
report ascribes the cause of the wreck
to have been a lap order, stating that
the passenger train had ordlers to meet
thme f'reizht at Hamlet. while the
frei-:hmt's orders were to meet the pais
snuer train at Rockingham.
Lightning Strikes Depot.
Scotland Neck, Special.-The depot
and warehouse at Speed station, on
he Norfolk & Carolina railroad, was
truck by lightning and entirely de
troyed. A considerable quatidity of
oods was burned. The statiou agent
ost his trunk and clothes. The loss
o the railroad company is estimated
t .$3,000. The thu~nder storm passed
cer the entire region throughout and
asted several hours. Mr. Newhin, a
farmer living a mile or two from town
had a valuable cow and calf killed by
':gitinig about the same hour of the
brning at Speed.
egro Mob Pursuing Negro Murderer.
Decatur, Ala., Special.-A mob of
egroes are searchiing the woods
round Moulton Heights. a suburb of
his city. for Henry Howard. one of
reir own r-ace. Howard killed an
thier ne..ro, Charlie Davis. with a
slotgun. in a quarrel over a woman.
oward is believed to be hiding in a
5:muip muar 31eulton Heights. He
ill probably be lynchei if eatught.
Foot Mashed Off by Train.
D~urham. Special.-A white man by
he namre Gf Henry Huimphr~ies, who
ays that his home is in Roxboro. was
10und( on thle right of way of the
Southern road, in the western patrt of
he city, with his right foot mashed
-.ff. An ambulance was called and lie
was taken to the Watts Hospital.
rhere his right leg was amputated.
Is injuries are not serious. Humph
ieis refused to make a statement as
A SAD FUN[ARL S[RVIC[
Simple Services in Unity Presbyteri
an Church, Barber Junction, Over
the Mortal Remains of Lyerly Fazm
ily, Who Died by the Hands of
Barber Junction, N. C.. Special.
The fueneral services and interment
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Lyer
ly, their little daughter. Alice, andi
son. Johnnie, were held at Unity Pres
byterian church Sunday morning at
11 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Spence con
duiting the services. Unity Presby
telian church is an old house of wor
;hip, about two miles from the Lyer
lv home, of which all the Lyerly fam
ily were members. It is where their
ancestors worshipped and they are
buried there in the churchyard.
At an earl hour. though the
weather was threatening, hundreds of
people began to assemble at the an
eestral home of the Lyerly family,
which, up until Saturday, has been
the home of three generations of this
honorable family withbut blemish or
stain. At this time this coun
try place was the- site of a death
stricken home, there being four cas
kets containing the remains of the Ly
erly family, slain Saturday by a band
of negro brutes.
By 10 o'clock more than one thou
sand people had gathered at the home,
there being people from all over the
counties of Rowan, Iredell and For
svth, and from the cities of Salis
bury, Statesville, Winston, and Char
lotte. When the funeral reached the
church over two thousand people had
fallen in the line, which was over one
and a half miles long, to pay their
last tribute to their honored neigh
bors and friends. The procession ar
riving at the churchyard found the
church ci-owded with people. who had
not been able to get inside of the
home, there being rooom left only
for the remaining little giris and near
relatives. The Rev. Mr. Spence
preached a most beautiful sermon.
The thr.ee remaining little girls
were caln and well composed. not
realizinz their cruel bereavement. No
braver heroines ever Ivied than these
three little girls, Mary, Addie and
The father, mothcr and two chil
dren were buried in one grave. Many
beautiful floral offerings were either
brought or sent from the towns and
cities nearby. The three children will
reside with their neighbor. Mr. W. P.
Barber. and their uncle, Mr. Aex Ly
erly. of Cleveland, until matters are
- May Acquit Lynchers.
Monroe. N. C., Special-When court
adjourned for the day the trial of the
twenty citizens of Anson county,
charged with lynching J. V. Johnson,
was nearer a focus than before.
The expeeted decision of the court
on the motion entertained Monday
afternoon was not rendered owingr to
the desire of the State to amend the
bill of indictment. This unexpected
move halted the proceedinas and puts
the case back where it was-with the
motion of the defense to co:ash the in
dictment under the reevto of the
conrt. .Tudge Shaw will pass on that
motion as soon as the grand jury ihas
completed the formality of present
inz the defendants under, th revised
bill of indictmeut. Eleven true hi!!s
have been found on this revised in
dietment and the jury will soon finish
Monroe. Sneeia!.-On WVednesdayv
. .dg Saw heard a motio to gus
the indictment against the lyneh'-rs.
and acting upon the same they were
all released on bond for their apnear
ance at a future term. This action
was the result of the repeal of the
act under which the first action was
Considerable property damage was
done by earthquake shocks in New
The demurrer of the West Baden
and French Lick companies in the
suit brought by Indiana as a result
of the recent raid on the casinos at
tached to them was upheld by the
igh Point's New Bank Organi:ed.
High Point, Special.-The stock
holders of the Carolina Savings Bank
& Trust Company have been in ses
sion here perfecting an organization
of the new enterprise. Over $200.
000 of the stock was represented by
stockholders from ten counties. The
officers are: E. M. Armfleld, presi
dent: J. A. Lindsay, vice president.
and F. C. Boyles, secretary and treas
urer. Business will begin in a short
time and branches will be established
throughout the State. This financial
institution 1s promoted by the Arm
fields, of this place.
Virginia Judge Holds Two-Cent Mile
age Bill Vcid.
Richmond, Va.. Specia.-At Staun
ton Judge Henry WV. Holt, of the
Corporation Court. handed down an
opinion in the case of Virginia vs.
the Baltimore and Ohio Railway de
laring the Churchman two-cent-a
mile rate bill to be in violation of
the fourteenth :mendment to the Fed
eral constitution and therefore un
constitutional and void. On thi.
ground he dismissed the suit.
Three Injured in a Fight.
Columbus. 0.. Special.-In a fight
between 50 striking moulders and
seven non-union men at work in the
foundry of the Hanee Brown Com
pany. 'Frank Miller. the company's
bookkeeper. and Albert Angel a
strike-breaker. emnploycd by the com
pay. were seriously i:nred, andI( .Ta
cob Strakey. leuder of the attaekinu:
party of mnoulders. was shot min te
left leg. Miller's injuries may result
5KILLED IN A MIN
Lives Snuffed Out By Sudden
BODIES TERRIBLY MUTILATED
Explosion in the Dixon Mine in West
Virginia Results Fatally to Five and
Two Others May Die-Bodies Hor
Bluefield, W. Va., Special.-As a
resu't of an explosion in the Dixon
mine at Huger, in the east end of
the Tug river field, at 8 o'clock
Thursday night, Wallace Mitchell
and four miners. Ernest Jones, Pal
mer Harris and R<>bert Harris, broth
ers, and John Gilmore are dead, and
Bill Crouse aand Langdon Whiteside
will die from burns and shock.
The men were going on duty for
the night and had started down the
shaft in a bucket. They had gone
about half way down when the ex.
plosion occurred. The first five men
named were blown out of the bucket
and down to the bottom of the shaft,
where they were later picked up
Their bodies were crushed almost to
a pulp. The explosion was caused
by ihe man having a gasoline lamp
in the bucket, while descending the
ligit igniting an accumulation of gas.
The safety lamps are ordinarly used
in entering and it not known why
the men carried the gasoline lamp.
Peace Treaty Signed.
San Jose, Guatemala, By Cable.
A treaty of peace between Guatemala,
Salvador and Honduras was signed on
board the United States cruiser Mar
blehcad on the high seas.
The News in Washington.
Washington, Specia.-The State
Department was advised of the signing
of the treaty of peace by the repre
sentatives of thc belligerent republics
aboard the Marblehead. A cablegram
was received from Mr. Merry, the
Amnerican minister to Salvador. Co'sta
Ria. and Nicaragua, announcing that
a treaty of peace had been signed ou
board the American warship.
Killed By His Uncle.
Columbia, Special.-By an acciden
tal dischairge of a gun, a 12-year-old
boy was iunstan.ly killed by his uncle
in the county, 12 miles from the city,
on the Winnsboro road in the .Camp
Ground neighborhood. The name of
the little fellow who was the victim
of the lamentable mishap was Sam
Sharp. a prosp~erouts farmer of that
section. and the uncle. whose gun
was discharged with such deadly re
sult, was D. T. Sharp. Mr. Sharp,
the tsnele, is only 22 years of age. A
heartriending feature of the tragedy
was that the mother of the boy was
standing nearby when tihe gun was
dischlarged and was a horrified witness
of the entire affair.
Struck by Lightning.
U.nion. Special.-During an elec
trical storm lightning struck the wire
from the power house at Neals Shoals.
opening the circuits at Union and
Buffalo mills and power plant. Work
at Buffalo stopped about one - hour,
and at Union about five hours. No
serious damage was done.
Horrible State of Affairs.
Moseow. By Cable.-A landlord flee
ing from Bobrov, in the province of
Yoronesezh, where a peasant upris
iig has taken palce arrived here and
gives a frightful picture of devasta
tion. He described the losses in the
province as colossal. The troops are
powerless to cope withI the peasants,
who are marching in large ba'nds, de
stroying practically everything. Not
more than one-tenth of the estates are
spared. The movement was started
by the refusals of the landlords to ad
vance the wages to farm women. The
ripening crops are not harvested.
Hoback Murder Trial.
Roanoke, Special.-The Fred Ho
back murder case was called at Floyd.
this being the second trial Hoback
has had. He was sentenced to eight
years in the State prison at a former
trial, the decision being reversed by
the Court of Appeals. At Friday's
session W. A. Sowers, editor of the
Flod Press, was the principal wit
For Illicit Distilling.
Washington, N . C., Specia.-Wil
lam and James Sexton, of Jamesville.
were brought to this city and lodged
in jail. The chaige against them was
operating an illit distillery near
Jamesville. This distillery is suppos
ed to be the same one raided andi
captured by Revenue Collector J. C.
Meekins. J.. a few weeks age. Both
prisoners wer unuirca to give bond
in the 5uma of :00~ e.h for their ap
Richmond. Snecial.-The han'dsome
steamer Pokanoket., recently placed
in commission by the Petersburg.
Newport News and Norfolk Steam
ship Company. sank at her wharf. A
mutinous negro fireman was arrest
ed charged with having opened her
SlOOK ALL NIGlT
New Mexico Visited With Very
PEOPLE FLED IN GREAT TERROR
Shocks in New Mexico and Western
Texas Grow Terrifying Continu
ous and But Few People are Sleep
ing in Houses in Spite of Drenching
Rains-Refugees From Cocorro and
Other Towns Pouring Into Santa
Fe and Albuquerque-Thin Spirals
of Smoke Seen in Lava Fields To
ward Alamo Gorda.
Santa Fe. N. M.. Special.-Two
more earthouake shocks occurred at
Socorro Wednesday morning. The
shocks were felt distinctly as far
south as Ei Paso, Tex.. where, Tues
day a street car was thrown from the
tracks by a shock. Refugees from
ocorro and other towns in the Rio
.rande valley are adily coming to
Santa Fe and Albuqucrquc.
All night long one tremor after an
other passed over the lower Rio
Grande valley, keeping the people at
the highest tension. But few have
slept in houses for the past few
nights. Observers reported thin spi
rals of smoke in the lava fields in
the direction of Alamo Gorda, prob
ably from hot springs or other vol
canic manifestations. A drenching
rain passed over the valley during
the night. adding to the discomfort
Death of Lady Curzon.
London. Special.-Lady Curzon of
Kedleston, wife of the former Vice
roy of India, and daughter of the
late Levi Z. Leiter, of Chicago. who
has been ill for some days. died at
5.40 o'clock Wednesday evening. She
never quite recovered from her ser
ious ilnss at Woalmer Castle. Kent,
in 1904. n-d the recent hot weeher
broug on n pronouneced tta-k of
-encral debility. It was no: -til
latelv- that Lady Cozn 's eon' -On
eave ,-erse for anxiety. At n'out
noon Wedd' she lrw v -ors
two specinllets were e.'ded in. T!ey
remained in attendance till the "nd.
Lady Cnrzon leaves two daue~'rs.
Tt was nnloineed t the Curr' res
idence that t1e final cause of Laidy
Crzon's death was heart failure. but
he had been sufferinz from comr-1ca
tions which were the sequel of her
f erible illness of two years ago. The
fnral. the date of which has not
vet been fixed, will take place at Ked
Eloped With a Girl.
Newport News. Vn.. Soccial.-All
efforts to locate Daniel P. Goodman
Ind 1.'-year-old Lillian Harris.
who eloped from this eity on Sunday
ni-t. have been in vain. It is presumn
ed that tho couple went south. prob
nbly into North Carolina. but the po
iee have been unable to establich any
trace of them. Goodman is 25 yeers
ld. He loff a yo'ime wife and baby
to o with the 'girl. MisHoio
isa danehter' of M-s. Carrie IThrri
~on. a widow and liv-ed near th'-OGotd
man home. Goodman and bl wf
were frequient visitors at thi' Ha;r
~on home. Little attention was paid
o the man's attention to the chlild.
loodmm. klowever. became infat pat
ed ith the eirl, who returned his
~entiment. Several weeks neo be had
i dificolty- with the ?ir~l's brothier he
~arse of her. A warrant hios been is.
ned for the arrest of Gloodnian. As
he airl is a minior. the charge wil!
e criminal assault.
New Boilers for Warships.
Brooklyn. N. Y., Special.-The bat
tleship Massachusets. now at the
tary yard in this city, will have an
ntirely new boiler plant installed.
rhis work. together with similar in
~tallation on board the Newv York.
2w at the Boston Navy Yard. will
~ost the government $300.000. Bids
or the boilers, which will be of the
vater tube type. will be opened in the
mreau of supplies and accounts. Navy
Department, Weashington, D. C., on~
:he last day of this month.
Murder of General Kozlo.
St. Petersburg. By Cable.-The
nurder of General Koziov is reported
:o have made an exceedingly bad im
ression on tihe Emperor and the No
roe Vremva denies that the cabinet
*sad resignedl. The hesitation at Pe
erhof has undoubtedly raised hopes
n the minds of some of the premier's
~olleaues that he can hold on even
a the face of the adverse vote in
:he upper House of Parliament
Hyde County Suffers.
Elizabeth City, Special.-Reports
~ontinue to come here of the deplor
ible condition of affairs inHyde coun
y due to continued rains. A promi
.ent farmer says that the oat crop
Sa failure. Good lands will not yield
nore than ten bushels per acre.
housands of acres of corn and cot
on have been abandoned in some see
ions of the county. The corn, cot
on and grass has all been killed,
eaving the earth entirelv bare.
Mrs. William Thaw, mother of Har
y K. Thaw, accused of murdering
stanford White, re-enzaged the coun
el whom her son dismissed last week.
Nineteen persons alleged to have
>een implicated in the lynching of J.
V. Johnson in North Carolina were
$33,000 Missing from Treas
MR.BARTLETT PARTLY IN FAULT
An Investigation of the Accounts o
the Laate G. A. Bartlett, Disburs
ing Officer of the Treasury Depart-\
ment, Shows a Shortage of $33,000.
Washington, D. C., Special.-It is
stated at the Treasury Department
that the investigation of the accounts
of the late Major George A. Bartlett.
disbursing officer of the Treasury
Department, shows a shortage of
About $14.000 are said to have been
innocently paid out on fraudulent
vouchers, presented by James W.
Boyd, clerk in the Marine Hospital
Service, who in September last was
arrested and is now in jail pending
trial for misappropriating govern
Although Bartlett was technically
responsible for the payments on
Boyd's fraudulent vouchers, the short
age in his own office will probably
not exceed $19.000. The treasury
officials have no means of knowing'
how long the shortage has been
standing, but are inclined to the
opinion that comparatively small
amounts have been taken from time
to time during the several years.
Bartlett was taken ill, and died.
while his office was being investi
gated. His shortage was fully cov
ered by a bond of the surety com
pany, which has been notified of the
defaleation, and the demand made
for re- imbursement.
A Surprise Sprung.
Cleveland, 0., Special.-The gov
ernment sprung a surprise in the
grand jury investigation of the rela
tions of the Lake Shore and Michi
an Sotithern Railway Co. and Stan
dard Oil Co., shortly b-efore noon.
At that time the session of the jury
was adjourned to 3 o'clock and all
the witnesses who were to appeal
were excused, permanently. This ac
tion was taken to mean that the in
vestigation is ended. and that the
grand jury will at once begin the con.
pideration of the testimony sub
Is It Ed Davis?'
Salisbury, Special.-SheritT Julian
received a telegram from Jacksonboro,.
Ten., stating that a man filling the
description of Ed. Davis, the murder
er of .Conductor Wiggins, had been
captured there and asks Sheriff Julian
what disposition to make of him.
Sheriff Julian w'i th.e Tennessee
officer that if the negro capth was
the right man Rowan county would
pay a reward of $550. It is pro
bable that the negro will be broughit
to Salisbury for identiflcation,
Man and Wife Found Dead.
Chicago, Ill.. Special.-Edward F..
Kloss and wife who conducted a small
millinery store at 231 North Avenue,
were found dead in their rooms above
the store. The throats of both had
been eut, and blood was spattered on
the floor and furniture. In addition
to the wounds ini the throats, both,
ad beehi shot through thie head. A
revolver was found on the bed by the
body of Klouse and it is believed !w
the polbe tat he committed the
Appropriation For Famine Eelief.
St. Peters'burg, By Cable.-Thie Em
peror approved the bill of the Lower
House Parliament, which was opened
by the Upper House, appropriating
$7,00,000 for famine relief. thus
supportng the contention of iboth
houses of Parliament against his own
minisers. This law is the first en
actment of the Russian parliament
and represents the legal result of a
session of over two months.
Three Injured in a Fight.
Columbus, 0., Special.-In a figzht
between 50 striking moulders and
seven non-union men at work in the
foundryv of the Hanee Brown Com
pany. Frank Miller. the company1
bookkeeper. and Albert Angel. :
strike-breaker. employed by the com
pany, were seriously injured, and Ja
cob Strakey, leader of the attacking
party of moulders. was shot mith
left 'leg. Miller's injuries may resnib
THE DATE CHANGED.
Negroes Charged With Lylerly Mur
der Will Be Tried August 6.
Salisbury, Special.-The. special
term of the Rowan county Superior
ourt will be held on Monday, August
6th for the trial of the five ne'w'oes
who are charged with the murder of
the Lyerly family.
Two Burned to Death.
Pittsburg, Pa., Special.-James
Conway, a city employe and Neal
Conners, bartender, were burned to,
death in the fire at Hotel Park. Sev
eral wre overcome by smoke but were
rescued by the firemen.
Paloi, Ind.. Special.-Judge Bus
kirk sustained the demurrer of Thos.
Taggart and the other defendants,
which mens that the receiver will
no be apoointed for French Lick
Flotel at this time. Attorney General
Miller immediately gave notice of an
aa1t the tate+ Supreme Court.