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Occurrences of Interest from
All Over South Carolina
MANY ITEMS OF STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover
ing a Wide Range-What is Going
On in Our State.
General Cotton Market.
Galveston, lrm.... .. .. .. ..10 1-4
New Orleans firm.. ......10 3-16
Mobile firm.. .. .. ....9
Savannah st-ady.. .. .... ..9 15-16
Chairleston. firm.. .. .. ....9 15-16
Wilmington steady.. .. .. .. ....10
Norfolk firm.. .. .... .. ....10 3-S
Baltimore nominal.. .. .......10 1-2
New York steady.. .. .. ....10.90
Boston steady............ .10.90
Philadelphia steady.. .. .. ....11.15
Houston steady.. .. .. ....10 3-16
Augusta firm.. .. .. .. .. ....10 1-2
Memphis'quiet.. .. .. .. ....10 3-8
St. L.ouis steady.. .. .. .....10 3-S
Louisvile tirm.. ..........10 5-S
These prices represent the prices
quoted to wagons:
Strict middling.. ............10
Middling.. ..............9 3-4
Tinges and stains.. ..S 1-2 to 9 1-4
Charlotte Produce Market.
Chiekens-Sqring.. ......12 to 25
Hens-Per head.. .. ....S. to 35
Ducks.. .. .. .. .. .... .... ....25
Eggs .... .. .... .... .... .....2 0
Rye...... .... .. .. .. .. ..... so
Corn.. .. ........ .. .. .. 72 to 75
Cotton seed......... .... ...21
Oats-Feed.. .. .. ... .55 to 57 1-2
ba'timorc, Nov. 20.-Flour quiet,
unchanged. Wheat firmer, spot con
tract 74 1-2 to 74 3-4; Southern by
sample 55 to 70. Corn firmer; spot
old 49 1-4 to 49 1-2; Aew 48 1-4 to
4S 1-2; new Southern white corn 40
1-2 to 4S.
Oats firm; No. 2. white 39 1-2 to 40.
Rye firm; No. 2, Western domestic
73 to 75. Butter steady and unchaig
ed; Zanev imitation 22 to 23; do
creamery 27 to 2S; store packed 15
E-gs firm 30c. Cheese active and
unchanged; large 13 5-S; medium
13 7-S; small 14 1-8
Sugar steady and unchanged.
Heyward Elected President.
At Nashville the Southern Im
migration and Educational Confer
ence effected a permanent organmza
tion to be known hereafter as the
Southern lInmig~ration and Industrial
Association and elected the follow
ing officers: President, Gov. D. C.
Heyward, Columbia, S. C.; Secretary
and treasurer, J. R. McMullen, Gads
den. Ala.; The next annual conven
tion will be held in Birmingham, Ala.,
the second Tuesday in November..
Mr. Augustus W. Smith President
Columbia. S. C., Special-The
death of Mr. Ewald Fleitman, chair
man of the board of directors of the
Union Mills, at Union, will not in
terrupt the progress of the reorgani
zation of these properties as many
had feared it would. Mr. Aug. W.
Smith, of Spartanburg, has been .elect
ed president of the two mills. vice
Edwin Robertson, of this city, re
signed. Mr. Robertson retains the
position of treasurer of the two, so as
to give the properties the benefit of
his financial training and experience.
The secretary of state commissioned
the Greenville Cotton Mill company
with a capital of $20,000. The con
cern will purchase and sell cotton and
cotton goods and J. F. L. Walker, E.
C. Earnhardt, and J. B. Burgard are
A commission was also issued to the
Alderman-Weeks company of Aiken.
Superintendent of Education 0. B.
Martin will atend the meeting of the
Conference on Secondary Education
in the South which is to meet at the
University of Virginia, November 22,
23 and 24. Mr. Martin is on the pro
gramme for the opening of the dis
cussion on the subject. "In what defi
nite ways may the State department
of education develop a system of pub
lie school high schools once establish
Newberry, Special. - James D.
Nance camp. Confederate veterans, is
preparing to send a 'large delegation
to attend the unveiling of the Hamp
toni statute in Columbia on the 20th
it., and as the very low rate of $1.54
for the round trip has been secured
on the r-ailroads, there is no doubt
that a crowd of Newberrians will ac
Negro Teacher Injured.
. Greenville. Special. - A special
from Walhalla says: Mary E. Sin
gleton. a colored school teacher, was
caught by a backing freight engine
on a trestie near here and run over.
Both legs were cut off and her thigh
crushed. SheC is still unconscious and
cannot recover. One of her pupiils, a
itl negro girl. was also knocked
down~ b th enigine and is uncon
i ~ou 'The woeman was well thought
oe W alhalla.
DIED Of HIS WOUNDS
Lancaster Physician Wio Was Shot
Last Week By His Brother-in-law
Dies in Rock Hill.
Rock Hill, Special.-Dr. E. S. Me
Dow of Lancaster, who was shot in
Heath Springs- last Thursday by Mr.
John A. Bridges and was brought to
the Rock Hill hospital for treatment.
ied of his wounds about 3 o'clock
r'uesday morning. An operation was
performed on him last Friday at noon.
the left arm being amputated at the
shoulder and the right forearm was
split and the shot and pieces of tho
slttered bone removed. The right
arm would also have been amputated
later had the patient been strong
enough to stand the operation. but
his condition was quite serious from
the start. He continued to grow
weaker until the end came Tuesday
morning. Dr. MeDow was a son of
the late Dr. Robert S. McDow and
the )nly brother of the late Dr. T. B.
McDow of Charleston. He was about
35 years of age, and was born in Ten
nessee, ,graduated in medicine at
Mewphis in 1893, practiced at Heath
Springs for a while. then took a post
graduate course.in New York and re
:nioved to Columbia, where he prac,
ticed a while. He located at this
place about four years ago, where
he practiced his profession up to the
time of his death. Mr. Bridges came
up from Heath Springs and surren
dered to the .heriff. He has employ
ed counsel, who will make application
for bail at once.
Negro Bank Closed Pending an In
Greenville, Special.-The following!
notice was posted in the doors of the
Workingman's Savings and Trust
Company: "This bank closed for the
day pending examination of the State
This notice did not cause mnch
comment on the streets after the news
had gone the rounds. No one seemed
especially interested. All seem to
have faith that everything will come
:ut all right. The Workingman's
Savings and Trust Company was or
-anized about six years ago. Some
thing over $14,000 has been paid in
as capital. It is the only institution
in the State that is entirely officered
by negroes and all of the depositors
are negroes. J. 0. Allen is the presi
dent; B. F. McDowell. vice president:
and A. B. Davis is the secretary and
treasurer. All of these are recogniz
ed as good negroes and it is believed
that if there be a shortage in the
bank that it is due to bad manage
ment and bad bookkeeping and not
due to any fraudulent dealings.
Judge J. E. McDonald, of Winns
boro, employed several months ago
by the present State board of dispen
sarv directors to look into some
$80'0,000 worth of purchases made by
the former board and give his opin
ion as to whether some of these ae
counts should not be refused payment
on the ground of fraud, has made
his report, but the board has not yet
given this out for publication. It is
understood that the report is of a
highly sensational character, that the
attorneys discovers that some three
hundred thousand dollars worth was
purchased in an irregular way and
that much of it has been shipped
back and that still more should go
J. A. M. Gardner sent in his resig
nation to the Governor as treasurer
of Aiken county, effective the 1st of
next month. It is understood that
Mr. Grahom will engage in the bank
ing business. The legislative delega
tion will be asked to name a man to
succeed Mr. Graham.
The Secretary of State issued a
commission to the Greenville Cotton
Mills' Company, of Greenville, which
on a capital of $20,000 proposes to
"deal in cotton mill products.'' The
corporators are- J. B. Burgard and
W. C. Earnhardt.
The Alderman-Weeks Company was
also commisioned; capital, $5,000;
eorporators, W. H. Alderman and B.
IAn important conference regardingt
inter-State freight rates will be held
before the railroad commission on
the 27th when the question of whea
the presen~ t+ariff published by the
commission is binding on the road.
will be canvassed.
Row at Mike's Creek Church.
Gaffney, Special.-In a general row
Suniday at Mike's Creek church. Geo
rge Glover was sh~ot and dangerously
wo'inded by Monroe MeSwvain. Thi:i
place is noted for this kind of busi
ness, several negroes having been:
wounded there before. Dr. C. A. Jef
fries, who was called to see Glover.
says that the wound is dangerous
Two Columbians Hurt in Charlotte
Charlotte, N. C., Special.-An ex
tra freight bound for Columbia ran
into an open switch in the Southern
Railway yard here demolishing a
number of box cars standing on the
sidin anddamaging telocomotive.
Engineer Jack }Fisher was b-idly
braised and Fireman Joe Hughes. (co1
ored. had a leg broken. Both are
Record-Breaking Snowstorm at Spar.
Spartanburg. S. C..- Specia.-A
heavy snowstorm raged in this city
throughout most of Wedlnesday and
the indications are that it will contin
tie dlurinig the night. Some of th.
oldest inhabitants say the snowfall
is unprecedented inl Novembher. Tra f
tic is partly blocked. Sn~ow fell mi
various places in the Catrolinas. ;4outhi
ern Virginia and northern Georgia.
LANDED AT COLON
President Roosevelt Reaches
Canal Zone Safely
WELL PLEASED WITH RECEPTION
In Consequence of the Louisiana's
Quick Trip the Chief Executive
Finds Nobody to Welcome Him
President Amandor and Party
Reach Colon by Nightfall and Go
Aboard the Battleship-The Presi
dent Submits to an Interview-Ex
tensive Precautions Taken to Pro
tect Him During His Stay on the
Colon, By pable.-The first trip of
an American President outside of the
boundaries of the United States was
successfully concluded Wednesday
afternon at half-past one when the
battleship Louisiana, having on board
President Roosevelt and his party,
dropped anchor in the harbor of Coloa
The Louisianna, which arrived ahead
of schedule time, was convoyed by
the Tennessee and Washington. The
three vessels anchored about a mile
from the dock during a heavy rain
Owing to the fact that the Louisi
ana arrived ahead of time, neither
President Amador, of Panama, nor
Charman Shounts, of the Isthmian
canal commission was on hand to
welcome President Roosevelt. They
left Panama at half-past four in a
special train for Colon and at half
past eight at night boarded the Loui
siana and exteded a cordial greeting
to America's Chief Executive. In
President Amador's party beside
Shonts, were Chief Engineer Stevens
and Executive Secretary Reed, of the
commission. and Mr. Shonts, the
American minister to Panama.
The President Interviewed.
During the afternoon President
Roosevelt received the local news
paper correspondets on board the
Louisiana. He said that his voyage
had been pleasant and uneventful.
and expressed himself as gratified at
the welcome which the citizens of
the isthmus are preparing for him
when he lands Wednesday. He stat
ed that he propos'ed to look into the
Jamaican labor question and also in
tended to see everything possible con
cerning the canal.
Extensive precautions have been
taken to protect President Roosevelt
during his three days' visit on the
isthmus, and it is reported that a
number of known anarchists have
been arrested here or at Panama.
All steamers arriving at the isth
mus are inspected and suspicious
characters have been imprisoned and
will be held in custody until the Prea
The Metcalf Investigation.
SanFrancisco, Cal., Special.-See
-etary Metcalf 'who was sent to San
Francisco by President Roosevelt to
investigate the excluding of the Jap
anese children from the schools at
tended by the whites has concluded
his work and will depart for Wash
igton to make his report. He will
take with him a great amount'of sta
tistics and facts bearing. on the case
He heard the complaints of the alleg
ed boycotting of Japanese restau
rants and other places of business;
investigated the cases of assault of
the Japanese, and numerous street
brawls between the Japanese and the
white boys. He declined to say what
conclusion he had reached.
Montreal, Que., Special.-Many
members of the Canadian Manufact
urers' Association are gathered in
honor of the retiring president, Mr.
C. C. Ballantyne of this city. The
affair takes place at the Canada Club
and the guests will include many pub
Swindles Total $3,000,00S.
Chicago. Ills., Specia.-Charle:
Whitney Norton said by the police
and postal authorities to be responsi
ble for swindling operations aggre
gating $3,000,0-, was arraigned for
a hearing before United States Com
missioner Foote. It is claimed that
3orton victimized people in all parts
of the <:ountry. His method, it is
alleged, was to obtain bonds, stocks,
mortgages or other negotiable papers
to sell on commission. He. would sell
the stock, the police say, and retain
the entire proo' ds.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-A special
from Augusta, Ga., says R. E. De rry,
one of Augusta 's leading business
men and secretary and ti-easurer of
the Augusta Real Estate and Build
in Association has been indicted for
embezzlement from the association of
a sum approximating $1i00.000. The
accused is 60 years 01(1 and a mem
er of an honored and influential
Iowa at Vicksburg.
Vicksburg, Miss., Special.-With
the lapse of but a few days since
bidding adieu to the Illinois soldiers
and other visitors the city of Vieks
burg is nowv preparing for the recep
tion and entertainment of the Iowans
who are to come to take part in the
dedication of the Iowai monuments in
the Vicksburg National Park. The
dedication is to take place Thursday
and fr-om all indic,.tions will be a
mot- rili, am;. d i nt hw~ event.
PRESIDENT SEES ALL
Criticall'y Inspects Progress of
WELL PLEASED WITH! OUTLOOK
Insists Upon Being Shown All the
Work of Ereavation, Even to Tem
porary Tracks-Clmbs Upon a
Steam Shovel and Plies the En
gineer With Questions -Shakes
.Hands With All the Americans He
Ieets-Witnesses the Effect of
Several Charges of Dynamite
Mrs. Roosevelt Accompanies Him.
Panama, By Cable. - President
Roosevelt started at 7 o'clock Friday
morning with Mrs. Roosevelt and the
other members of his party to make
an examination of the Culebra cut.
At half-past eight the presidential
train arrived at Pedro Wigul, where
some steam shovels were at work. At
this Doint in the cut the peculiar
soil-conditions have resulted in more
or less frequent 'landslides, and this
fact was brought to the President's
atteibn. Pisident Roosevelt climb
ed upon one of the steam shovels,
taking a seat alongside Engineer Gray
whom he subjected to a searching
fire of questions regarding the work.
He stayed on the steam shovel about
' President Roosevelt told Chief En
gineer Stevens that he wanted to see
all the works in connection with ex
eavation, eves to the temporary lay
ng of tracks. With this in view they
poarded a wbrk train near Pedro
Migul and went on to the next point,
where steam shovels were at work.
Here. there was n danger of land
Greets All Americans.
The presidential train continued on
the regular line toward Panama.
,The work of the steam shovels was
observed and th3 President made a
detour to examine the site of the
Pedro Migul lock. He shook hands
wit all the Americans he met. At
25 minutes past nine the President
entered the deep portion of Culebra
cut, his train going slowly in order
that he might observe the working?
of the drill machines and shovyls.
The President spent some time in
the deepest portion of the cut, where
I last Sunday 22 tons of explosives
were used to throw down 35,000 cubic
The rain was coming down in tor
rents and the water poured in rivu
lets down the funnel-shaped sides of
the cat. Several charges of dynamite
were exploded in order that the
President might see threffect, after
which he went back to his own train.
Sugar Trust on the Eack.
New York, Special.-.The so-called
"sugar trust'' or the American Sugar
Refining Company, was brought to
trial for the first time on a charge of
rebating. The specific indictment
charges the corporation with know
ingly violating the Elkins law in ac
epting rebates on shipments by the
New Central & Hudson River Rail
road Company in the spring of 1903,
amounting to $26,000. The ec~a is
on trial before Judge Holt of the
United States Circuit Court. For
granting the same rebates the New
York Central was convicted in the
same court. The sugar company, it
is charged, accepted the $26,000 in re
bates shortly after the passage of the
Elkins act, the shipments having
ben made just before Congress pass
ed the law. There are several other
indictments against the company, it
is understood, also for violations of
the Elkins law.
By Wire and Cable.
A proposed act for uniform divorce
regulation was submitted to the di
vorce congress in Philadelphia.
The Immigration and Industrial
Association formed in Nashville,
Tenn., eleted Gov. D. C. Heyward, of
South Carolina, president and resolv-.
ed to meet next year at Birmingham,
Trunks Rifed at Normal..
Greensboro, N. C.. Special.-While
the students of the State Normal and
Industrial College were at supper
Thursday night, two of the young
ladies' trunks we're ransacked and
about $70 in money .stolen. Suspicion
points to Mary WVest, a negro servant.
who was left in charge of the dormi
tory while the girls were gone to
supper. The regress was given ex
plicit instructions not to leave the
building until the girls returned. The
negro woman was arrested and plac
ed in iail.
Tacoma, Wash., Special.-A flood
area of 300 square miles in northwves
tern Washington is the result of
Thursday's heavy rains and melting
snow, which for 4S hours, have rush
ed from the slopes of the Cascad:
Mountains causing nearly all the~
streams in the northw~est to spread
over the lowlands. Several persons
arc reported drownied and momentarv
loss is already mainy thousands of dol
Jealousy Responsible for a Dual
Tragedy in Georgia.
Griffin. Ga., Special.-Milton Pitts,
a prosperous farmer six miles from
here, shot and killed his brother
Charles, 21 years oild. The elder bro
the then turned his weapon upon
himself. sening~t a bullet through his
hear. Jealbjusy tcaused the double
tragedy, Mrs. Milton Pitts having
been observed speaking to Charle~
aifter her husbar d had warned her not
Demand for Extra Police to Meet the
Exigencies of the Moment. Detail
ed Account of Young Woman Nail
ed to a Board.
Pittsburg, Pa., Special.-Pittsburg
terrorized and likened unto a mining
camp or a frontier town, is the tone
:f all the morning's issues of papers.
Three murders, a number of rob
beries on the highways, accompanied
by violence, and an attempt at cru
cifixion in twenty-four hours added
to a large number that have occurred
during the past two weeks, there has
been such a public demand for extra
police that Mayor Guthrie and the Di
rector of Public Safety, Ridgway, put
on a number of extra police without
legal provision for their compensa
tion, trying to effect a public clamor
upon the Select and Common Council
for favorable action upon the move
The crucifixion was brought to
light by the screams of a woman in
a tenement on Forbes street near
Jones and Laughlin Steel Mills.
The neighbors rushed in and found
Mrs. Jean Mitchell, 19 years old, in
the kitchen in a kneeling position
on the floor with both hands nailed
to the draining board of the sink and
blood running down her arms.
Alongside her hand lay a hatchet,
the weapon which had driven the two
big nails and which was then used
to draw them out.
The woman was unconscious and
taken to a hospital. When she recov
ered she merely said that when she
entered her flat that morning some
thing struck her on the back of the
head and she felt herself drawn to
ward the oink, her hands pressed
against the board and the nails driv
Suggestions for River Works.
Washington, D. C., Special.-Gen
eral Alexander Mankensec, chief of
engineers, has reported to Secretary
of War Taft that $16,052,431 will be
required to complete the engineering
work upon the fortifications of the
board, convened under the President's
order of January 31, 1906. Among
the amounts that Mr. Mackensec
states can be profitably expended dur
ing the next fiscal. year on the princi
pal river and harbor works are the
following: James River, Virginia.
$200,00; Cape Fear River, above Wil
mington, N. C., locks and dams, $200,
000; Cape Fear River, at and below
Wilmington, $250,000; Savannah Riv
er, Georgia, $110,000; Harbor at Pen
sacola, Fla., $100,000; Alabama Riv
er, Ala., $100,000: Mobile Harbor,
Ala., $372,000; Black Warrior, War
rior and Tombigbes Rivers, Ala,
Warehous of American Snuff Co. Dy
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-The
warehouse of the American Snuff
Company at Eddyville, Ky., was
wrecked by dynamite. The explosion
shattered windows for a wide radius.
Bloodhounds- followed the trail of the
wreckers for twelve miles into Cald
well county. Several months ago the
warehouse of the so-called trust in
the southern part of Kentucky were
dynamited and the growers who sold
tobacco to the alleged trust received
warning mesages from the "Night
Funeral Train Wrecked in Georgia.
Macon, Ga., Special.-A funeral
train dashed into an open switch, on
which were three cars, at Meeks, Ga.
Many passengers were injured by the
shock, being thrown from their
seats. The cars were wrecked. The
train was filled with women and
children, who became almost frantic
Fast Passenger Was Wrecked.
St. Louis, Special.-A westbount
Missouri Pacific passenger train while
running at full speed was hurled from
the track by spreading ;rails neat
Glencoe, 27 miles west of here, and
beyond cuts and bruises all on board
miraculously escaped. The entire
train plunged into an embankment
and the track was torn up for 200
Miss Settle Loses Suit.
London, By Cable.-A jury in the
Queen's Bench Division of the High
Court of Justice announced a disa
greement in the breach of promise
suit brought by Marian Draughn, an
actress, daughter of the late Judge
Thomas Settle, of the United States
Circuit Court, against Heinrich This
sen, described as the son and heir of
a millionaire iron magnate of Dussel
dorf, Germany. Counsel Thissen an
noneed subsequently that they would
apply for another writ, and said they
expected an early retrial.
Sunday School Workers.
Somerville, N. J., Special.-Judg
ing from appearances every sunday
school of New Jersey has sent its full
quota of delegates to the Forty-eighth
annual State convention now in ses
sion here. The opening exercises
were held Thursday in the Sec
ond Reformed Chiurch. The gather.
ing will be in session until Friday.
..Maj. Gen. Shafter Dead. ....
Bakersfield. Cal., Special.-Major
General William Rufus Shafter, U.
S. A.. retired, died at 12 :45 p. m. at
the ranch of Captain W. H. Mc~it
trick, his son-in-law, 20 miles south
of this city, after an illness of seven
days. Burial will be in the Post cemn
etrv. at the Presidie. San Francis
co. ~with full military honors.
The German Ambassador gave t
luncheon in Washington in honor of
.Prin Henry of Reuss.
IS SHOT TO PIECES
Ashevile, N. C. Murderer Pays
NOT WILL HARRIS, HOWEVER
Negro Found in Woods Near Fletch
er, 12 Miles from Asheville. Two
Members of Posse Injured.
Charlotte, N. C., Special-James
Harvey, the notorious negro despara
do who on Tuesday night
shot and killed two police officers;
three negroes. and wonnded a police
captain at Asheville, N. C.. and then
escaped. hotly pursued by hundreds
of intfuriated citizens, well-armed, was
captired Thursday morning in the
woods near Fletcher, twelve miles
from Asheville, and his body riddled
with bullets. A long distance tele
phone message from that place, 4sates
that there was no doubt whatever as
to the identity of the negro. It is
stated that the first shot was fired by
a Southern Ry. detective and that
two members of the searching posse
were injured in the capture and com
bat with the negro. The shooting
began as soon as the negro was found.
'he mutilated body of the negro is
now being brought to Asheville ljy the
It will be remembered that immed
iately following the fiendish crimes
of the negro, large parties of Ashe
ville citizens filled with a burning pas
sion for revenge of the crimes of
the negro desperado, armed them
selves to the teeth and began a sys
tematic search of . the neighboring
towns and country around Asheville.
All through the night different posses
departed and up to morning, when the
black murderer was captured and kill
ed, the ardor of the search has never
lagged for a minute. Blood hounds
were used in the chase, but with little
effect. Different rumors came in dur
ing the night as to the whereabouts
of the negro, but it was not until
morning that he -was positively locat
The crimes of the negro were tht.
most daring and uncalled. for occurr
ing in this State in many years. With
out the least provocation the negro
emerged from a house on Valley street
loudly proclaiming himself to be the
noted Charlotte desparado, and be
gan shooting on first sight of a man.
When an attempt was made to arrest
the negro who had already killed two
negroes with his rifle and was shoot
ing into houses promiscuously, by of
ficers, it took the negro only a few
minutes to leave two dead officers and
one wounded in his bloody wake.
Feeling at Asheville, among both
blacks and whites has been at fever
heat, and the quick ending of the ne
gro 's murderous career was merely
the expected result, whenever he
should have been found.
The Capture and Kiling.
Asheville, N. C., Special.-The
dead body of the negro murderer of
five-.men here on Tuesday night was
brought here. The body was fearful
ly mutilated having been pierced by
dozens of bullets. It is not known
to a certainty that the dead negro is
the notorious Mecklenburg county ne
gro, Will Harris, but it is certain that
he is the one who did the killing here
It is stated that one of the balls
from his rifle glazed the head of one
of the posse.
The rifle was the same with which
the negro did his bloody work bere.
There were over fifty men in the
party who found the negro, and doz
ens of shots were fired effectively at
-His body was later identified as
that of James Harvey, of Forest City,
Masons ini Session.
Phoenix, Ariz., Special.-The Ma
sonic bodies of Arizona began their
annual meetings at Pheonix with a
good attendance of visitors. The Ma
sonic Grand Lodge, Knights Temp
lars, F.astern . Star and Royal Arch
Masons are in session.
Wish to Arbitrate.
Chicago, Ill., Special.-Fearing that
the agitation for increased wages has
reached the point where it threatexnt
the successful operation of the rail
roads the executive officials of all the
lines west of Chicago have decided to
ask the Interstate Commerce Com
mission to become the board of arbi
tation for the settlement of all dis
putes between the employees and the
railways. It is hoped that by' this
means to remove the danger oi s trik
ers for all time.
Death Result of Hold-up.
New York, Special.-A hold-up by
six men in an automobile in Central
Park, wvest, early Thursday cost one
of the automobilists his life. He was
run down by a bigs touring car when
the help-up men were making a dash
for liberty and so severely hurt that
he died in a hospital soon afterwards
without regaining consciousness. The
dead man was Wiggs Brandt, a chauf
feur, aged 31 years..
Wages of 8,000 Men Increased.
New York, Special.-The wages of
the employes of the American Ex
press Company. who are paid less
than $200 per month was increased
10 per cent. The announcement of
the increase was made at the oflice
of the company.
The increase affects from 8,000 to
12.000 men throughout the country
and will cost the company about
600,000 to $700,000 to pay the in
In 'Brief A
MINOR MATTERS OF INTEREST
The Vatican authorities have of
ficially acquieseed in King George of
Greece visit in' King Victor Emman
King Haakon. Queen Maud and the
young heir to the Norwegian throne
are on a state visit to England.
M. Santos Dumont made several
short experimental flights, with his
The split in the Cuban Liberal par
ty seems to be widening. 2
King Edward received numerous
congratulatory messages and presents
on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birth.
According to a cable dispatch from
Germany Karl Han was arrested in
London on-a charge of murdering his
The revolutionists who robbed the
mail van of a railroad train in Rus
sian Poland of $650,000 after wreck
ing it with bombs, numbered 100 men,
the leader giving his orders by bugle
Esme Howard, British Consul-Gen
eral in the Island of Crete, has been
appointed Counselor of the British
Embassy at Washington and will act
as Ambassador ad interim.
Attorney General Moody is expect
ed to bring suit in St. Louis to dis
solve the Standard Oil Company.
Secretary Loeb issued a statement
that private conversations with the
President should not be quoted, and
that Mr. Roosevelt will be responsible
for his public and official utterances
Frank Hensley, 40 years old, was
shot and killed near Elkton, Va., by
his cousin, Thomas Lam.
A man who registered as "R. L.
Hall, Washington, D. C.," was found
dead in a Richmond hotel.
Claymont Court, formerly the home
of Frank R. Stockton, near Charles
town, W. Ta., was sold by Mr. 0.
W. von Schrader to Mr. Murphy of
William Jennings Bryan comment
ed on the results of the election, de
claring them a proof that the Demo
cratic party is growing stronger.
At the hearing of the injunction
case to restrain the New York Life
Insurance- Company from using its
funds for the campaign in behalf of
the administration ticket the lawyers
exchanged scathing epithets.
A lone masked robber held up the
passengers on a sleeper of a Rock
Island limited train, securing $65.
A demented boy is accused of start
ing five fires in New York tenement
houses and causing the death of a
woman, while many other persons had
The Federal grand jury at Pitts
burg returned indictments against the
officials and employees of the Shelby
Steel Tube Company on charges of
engaging in a conspiracy to defraud
the, government by putting defective
boiler tubes in a number of war
Texas -rangers were ambushed by a
party of armed Mexicans and liilled
four, fatally wounded one and cap
tured two of the assailants.
A hotel under construction at Long
Beach, Cal., collapsed and between
12 and 15 workmen were killed.
Steps were taken by the New York
State Democratic Committee to dis
eipline P. J. McCarren.
Antonio Villareal, leader of the
Mexican revolutionary movement in
St. Louis, will be extradited on the
request of the Mexican government. '
The report of the Chief of Engin
eers gives an account of the progress
of improvements of the approaches
to the harbor of Baltimore and esti
mates, the cost of the 35-foot channel
to the sea and the improvement of
other bay ports.
Congressman Gillespie, of Texas,
discussed a suggested investigation by
the Interszate Commerce Commission
of the relations of the Standard Oil
and the Harriman merger.
Bankers met in Washington to con
sider a plan for an emergency circula
Nine men, who say they were
shanghaied, were rescued from the
oyster schooner Whiting and taken to
Fou y-sev'en or more !immigan's
bound west from Baltimore were kill
ed or burned to death in a wreck on
the Baltimore and Ohio at Woodville
Gen. W. R. Shafter, who -ommand
ed the American army in Cuba during
the war with Spain, died of pneumon
Convicts were put to work on the
roads in Augusta county.
The Lynchburg annexation ordin
ance is expected to pass without
The Deleware. Laekamanna and
Western Railroad granted practical-.
ly all the demands of its engineers.
A young terrorist threw a bomb
at General Rheinbot, perfect of police
at Moscow, and was shot dead by the
perfect while several policeman held
him as prisoner.
Pittsburg is being terrorized by a
Mrs. Russell Sage, widow of the
New York financier, announces that
she will distribute the bulk of her
husband's fortune of about $50,000,
000 among worthy individuals.
The Tenement House law was up
held by ,the United States Supreme
Court, and as a result the owners of
about 10.000 houses will have to im
prove their properties, at a ccst o1