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Good Roads Convention.
Sj>artanburg ,Speciah -The annual
convention of the Good Roads Asso
ciation of South Carolina met here in
the courthouse. The morning sessions
were devoted to the discussions of
questions on good roads while the aft
ernoon part of the programme was
given over to the inspection of good
roacls machinery and giving practical
demonstration. There -were present
quite a number of/suprvisors and
commissioners fro various parts of
the State, Greenville, - Chester, Ab
beville, Laurens. Marlboro, Lexington
Richland, Manning, Greenwood, An
dersen, Union, Cherokee and other
counties being well represented. Ad
dresses were made by Governor Ansel
F. H. Hyattt, J. W. Nash and Prcsi
' dent E. D. Smith of the South "Caro
lina Cotton Growers' Association. All
of the speakers pointed out thc neces
sity of the counties' building good
roads. In speaking on this subject J
Governor Ansel declared that money
spent in building permanent high
ways is a good investment and the
good results will be felt for genera
tions to come. He congratulated
Spartanbuxg ,on its fine streets and
sidewalks ?nd expressed the hope that
the people would vote an issue of
$200,006 for building good roads
throughout the county. Messrs. Nash
Smith and Hyatt made excellent talk?
on improving the highways. Mr.
Nash spoke in support of a bill he had
. passed at the last session of the Leg
islature providing for an election to
vote on issuing bonds in the sum of
$200,000 for building good roads in
this r county. There is some opposi
tion ih'eertain sections of the county
to voting the bonds and Mr. Nash
in a most convincing manner ans
wered all<objections to the question?
The election will be held August 20th.
Complete Rural Service For Laurens.
Complete rural delivery service has
been ordered established in Laurens
county, South Carolina, effective
September 1, 1907. Tbe'service will
consist"of 25 rout?s of which none
are hew. Routes amended: Clinton.
-No. 3; Graycouit, NQS. 1 and 2;
No.- 3 by transfer of No. 1 from
Lanford Station, No. 4 by transfer
of No. 2 from Almit. Lanford Station,.
No. 2 renumbered No. 1. jUurensf
Nos, 2, 3 and 4. :STo. 6 by transfer
of No. 1 from Alma; Owings, Nos.
1 and 2. Princeton, No. L Routes
not changed: Barnsdale, No. 1; Clin
ton," Nos. 1 and 2;; Cross Hill, Nor
1; Laurens, Nos. 1 and 5; Mountville,
Nos. l and 2; Princeton, No. 2; Ren
no, No. lj Waterloo, Nos. 1 and 2.
. j . . Mill Site Secured.
Gaffney, Special.-The st?ckholde
of the Merrimac Mills at the last
meeting appointed a committee to se
lect a suitable site upon which to lo
cate the .structure. That committee,
in company with two engineers', sel
ected a tract of land belonging to the
Gaffney Land & Investment Co., just
north of the eity, and adjoining the
grounds of the Globe Mills. Work
will commence on the buildings just
as soon as the material can be got on
the ground. It is the purpose of the
management to have the mills in op
eration by the first of next January
Given Fifteen Years.
Union, Special. -The jury in the
case of Arthur -Davis, negro, charged
with the murder of Clarence Gist, of
this S tat ey at Carlisle on the night
of May 23 returned a verdict of man
slaughter. Davis was immediately
sontenced to fifteen years in the peni
tentiary at hard labor.
Gang of Carbreakera Held.
Marlon, Special.-As a result bf
good work by Agent S. C. Bannister
of Pee Dee and Atlantic Coast Line
Special Agents Wheeler of Florence,
Musselwhite' of Wilmington and Koop
man of Florence a regularly organized
gang of carbreakers has been unearth
ed at Pee Dee. Several of the gang
were placed in jail here. Goods in
cars passing Pee Dee have been mys
teriously disappearing for some time,
and Agent Bannister suspected that
there was an organized gang commit
ting the robberies.
Baptists Meet in Greenville.
Greenville, Special.-Very attrac
tive announcements have been sent
out concerning the South Carolina
Baptist assembly to be held in Green
ville, Aug., 12-16. The assembly is
called together by the Sunday school
committee of thc State mission board
and is a summer gathering of Chris
tian workers. Among the number of
interesting addresses to be delivered
is one by Governor Ansel. The meet
ing will doubtless be largely attended.
Struck Down By Lightning and In
Keidsville, Special.-While en route
te his home five miles north of Reids
ville Mr. Green Craddock was struck
by lightning and instantly killed. He
and Mr. W. B. Williams took shelter
nader a barn during the severe elec
trical storm. Mr. Williams was badly
shocked and burned about the face,
b it soon regained consciousness and
villi recover. Mr. Craddock's age is
niont 50 years and he leaves a wife
atid eight children.
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)!tna in Condensed Form |j
an i nu i m iniiiiiinm
i Celebration at Pendleton;.
Pendleton,. Special.-Historic Pen
dleton was the scene of a most joyous
celebration last week, and fully 5,000
persons gathered from every section
of the old Pendleton district. The oc
casion was the 91st anniversary, of tba
Pendleton Farmers' society^ It was
in 1815 that the farmers in this dia-j
trict, which then comprised Anderson
and Pickens counties, realized that a
great good could be accomplished oy
organizing and many prominent plan
ters, among them being_John-C. Cal
houn, formed the celebrated'- society
which has been one of* mitch '.impor
tance during all of ihese years. u It
was in 1815 that the old-Pendleton
district was dissolved1-and that .Ander
son and Pickens counties were estab
lisher*. A c??rt house was being buiit
that year for the district at Pendle
ton, but when thc general assembly
"abolished the district, work on con
struction on the building was discon
tinued. It was then that the fanners'
society purchased the uncompleted
building and completed it for a meet
ing place. Governor Am-el and other
well known speakers were present and
addressed the attentive audience. The
occasion was one .of great interest
and was thoroughly enjoyed.
The Sumter Monument.
Sumter, Special.-r-The programnir
for the exercises at the unveiling" ol
the monument to "Gen. Thomas Sum
ter, at Stat?sburg, Aug. 14, is as fol
Procession forms in the grove in
front of the General Sumter Memor
Procession moves to tomb of .Gen
Sumter, United States Artillery "bai?l
United States troops and State miii
tia in the lead.
Monument unveiled by Mrs. J. H.
Haynsworth and Miss Beatrice Sum- j
ter, daughters of Mr. Thomas S. Sum- j
Procession then returns to the
Address by Gov. M. F. Ansel of
Address by ex-Governor A. J. Mon
tague of Virginia^ ,
Address by Hon. H. A. M. Smith of
An educational meeting will be hold
after the unveiling ceremonies in the
academy at which addresses will bc
made by Miss Mary Nance,- Prof. E
S. Dreher and Dr. D. B. Johnson.. The
meeting will be presided over by Hoiy|
O. B. Martin, State superintendent
losses rn Lexington Fire;
. Lexington,- ;.-Spe^^Tl?? losses- ?*t
I the fire which occurred here last week
are approximately as follows:
Jesse Hallinan, two-story dwelling
and about half contents and'-' st ore
room adojining, $1,500, without insur
Mrs. Hallinan, stock of millinery
and. dress goods, $600, no'.insurance:
Dr. John "W. Sandel, stock of ?1r,???
and medicine, $1,500 with $1,000 in-,
Samuel B. George, the Sande! drug |
store and an adjoining dwelling,, $!,??
000 with no insurance.
The cause of the fire is yet unknown
I but it was discovered in-the rear of
the George dwelling, occupied hy a
Mr. Smith, who was away at the time
having gone to a nearby house after
his sapper where he spent-the night.
The dwelling owned by Roof &
Barre Lumber company was damaged
several hundred dollars, as also the
Kaufman house, occupied by Auditor
Dent but as to these two they wera
Murder and Arson.
Clio, .Special.-Afc a preliminary
hearing before J. .?. Calhoun, Esq..
John Millan colored was heloTor tbs
court of general sessions on the charge
or murder and arson in connection
with the-late liver}- stable fire her? in
which two persons were bumed to
death and a number- of horses perish
ed. ' . -:
Marion's New Railroad.
I Marion, Special.-The Marion &
s Southern railroad has acquired over
[ half of its right of way into the to\#j
the largest part of it being given with
out any charge whatever by the own
ers of the Jones property, north of
teh Atlantic-Coast -Line railroad. The
owners of this property take the vies '
that the railroad will be an advantage
to them. The tracks of the Marion &
Southern will connect with" those of
the Raleigh & Charl?stori and it is
probable that these two roads will usc
the same depot.- The construction is
advancing rapidly and trains will he
in operation within a few months.
Thief Killed by Policeman.
to escape arrest for stealing brass
firings from the foundry where he wa*3
employed, Edward Pierce, 50 years
old, was shot and killed by Policeman
W. W. Stevenson. Pierce was carry
ing a bag when he was halted by the
policeman. He started'to run and the
policeman fired two shots, the second
killing the fleeing man instantly.
New Record for Firemen.
Wilmington, Special.-At the in"..*:-.
state firemen's tournament here in
connection with the 20th annual'con
vention of the North Carolina State
Firemen's association, "W. R. "Wom
ble Hook and Ladder Company o?
Raleigh lowered the world's record by
two-fifths of a second, running 3C?
yards on a regulation truck, taking off
a 30-foot ladder and sending a mali 1?
the top and returning the ladder to
the truck in 42 seconds. .
Telegraphers in Chicago Waft
Out By Hundreds
BUSINESS SERIOUSLY CRIPPLED
Resolution Adopted in Meeting of
Strikers That Every Operator io
the . City Holding a Card Shall be
Called Out-Postal Men Demand 25
Per Cent Increase, 8-Hour Day and
Recognition of Union With Ulti
mate Aim of Aiding Western Union
Chicago, Ul., Special.-The 600 op
erators of the Postal Telegraph Com
pany struck Friday night at 6 o'clock.
This, with-the 1,100 men out front
the .offices of - the- Western Union"
throughout the city, makes 1)600 rUCil
j UoW On strike in Chicago.
' At a meeting of the operators held
in the afternoon' a resolution was
unanimously passed dedaring that
every operator in tile city having a
union caril should be called out.
A short time after the meeting hod
dissolved demands were presented to
the officials of tho Postal company
asking for an increase of 25 per
cent in wages, tn 8-hour day and
recognition of the union. If these
were not passed, upon the strike was
1 to follow. It was the g?neral feeling
among tho operators that ;the -de-"
mands could not bc granted at once
and the move was evidently intended
to bring about the strike at the pres
ent time in order to aid the "West
ern Union -men if the demands were
not.'granted. Under the working of
the order all the operators working
for brokers and commission housed
will be called out in the morning and
business generally will -be badly
It was said by some of the opera-,
lore who were present in the meeting
that the intention of the union wa.?
to cripple the telegraph facilitites of
Chicago in. every direction, and to do
it so completely that uublic senti
ment would be brought to bear heavi
ly oh the two telegraph, companies,
and in this manner force a settlement
between them and the operators.
The strike ^at the Chicago, office'of.
the Postal company was-attended by
nb sign of disorder. When a whistle
was blown, the. operators rose, frbiu j
their keys with a" cheer and "walked'
i out.. . There was not the slightest
?evidence of ill-feeling on either sid?1..
The men after reachiag the street
! gave repeated cheers and then dis
^The strike throughout the day has
been m?i'k*?oT~1jy absence 6? trouble
bf any kind. Chief of Police Shh>
py informed thc'leaders in the after
noon that he would not allow any
picketing or violence, and he was in
formed that none was intended, and*
that every effort would be made to
keep the men peaceable.
The general situation throughout
the West became more serious as
the day lengthened. j
. When the strike of the Postal em- j
ployes, Chicago is left with about 35
commercial telegraphers, who are en
deavoring to transmit thc business ?of
both telegraph companies, whereas
under normal conditions frUW TJiOO
i:"n are necessary to do the work it;
Other Western Union offices which
became involved in the trouble to
gether with the number of- men who
quit work are:
Salt Lake City, 36; Helena, 40;
Kansas City, 330; Dallas, 105; Fort
Worth, Tex^ 40j Colorado. Springs,
10; Denver, 83; New Orleans, 60.
Pour Dead;-Three Badly Hurt.
Dalton, Ga., Specal.-Four persons
are dead and three seriously injured
as the result of a head-on collision be
tween a southbound local fright and
an extra freight train on the Western
& Atlantic Railroad, one mile north?
of this place at 5 o'clock Thursday
Dr. -J. P. Ensor Dead.
Columbia, S. C., Special.-Dr. J.
F. Ensor, for the past ten :years post
master at Columbia, superintendent
of the State Hospital'for the Insane
during reconstruction, former chief
surveyor of thc port of Charleston
and for several years deputy collec
tor of internal revenue, died at his
home here Friday afternoon in his
72d year. He was a native of Mary
land and served six years in the Fed
eral army in the war between the
States as surgeon. He came here iu
1868 and served as medical purvey
or for the Freedman's bureau in this
Georgia Capitalist Dead in Hotel.
Atlanta, Ga., Special-Halcombt
Bacon, of Albany, Ga., aged 35, capi
talist and prominent business man.
was found dead at the Aragon Hotel
here and on a table at his bedside
were bottles partly, filled, labelled
chloral hydrate, bromide and, bromi
dia. Appearances indicate that ""hc
had been dead many hours. The re
sult of the inquest has not been an
Western Union Operators Strike
Los Angeles, Cal., Special.-Follov
ing the refusal of the Western Unior
Telegraph Co., officers to reinstate
a discharged operator, "nearly 7(
members of Los Angeles local Com
mercial Telegraphers of America
walked out of the operating depart
ment-at 5:30 o'clock Thursday after
noon At'6:30 o'clock there were fits
men working at the keys, while i
block away more than 50 operator
were holding a meeting to decide or
GRE AT STRIKE SPREAlf
?fflcers of Telegraphers' Union ?J
planning to Oarry Strike to A
Parts of United States and Cana*!
-Some 4,000 Men Are Now pxrt i
60 Cities Prom Ohio to Oaliforni
Chicago, Special- With some A
OOO telegraphers on strike in aboi
50 cities from Ohio to California, au
encouraged by their success in li ami
ering telegraph facilities, of both eon
mendal telegraph companies in Chi?
ago, where all but leased wiro me
are out, officers of the Coramerch
Telegraphers' Union are planning t
carry the strike to all parts of "tb
United States and Canada.
Instructions were telegraphed' b
National Secretary Russell to anio
telegraphers in New York and otb?
cities, where they are still.at yprl
to "sr their monev and awaiti: or
A telegram was sent to Pr?siden
Small, of the Telegraphers'.' "Efjiio
who is in San Francisco, urgin^i?
to taite the first train to Chicago t
look af tey ?he situation as it is^b'&ar
nounced intention of the mei^-iqB?ri
gineer the strike from ChieagQ^^f/;
The' telegraph companies arerr?
paring to meet the issue, an&.;dewir
that they wilUfight to ? finish: .-.pie
. declare they have been tempoi^&v
with the union for months ?nd?b?
1 they will hold uo farther^K?^otia^on
with the representative's "of thc
on strike. Cots have been ?iis||fe<
in the buildings of both compagnie
in Chicago foi thc accommodarS$|#>
strike-breakers and other pr??jia
tions for a biter struggle areijojMfc
Cities Affected by Strike^JE'
According to information i-?&H|?
in Chicago Saturday'night tbejfl
already affected outside of CaB
and thc total of strikers are : IS
Chicago-Western Union 'gH
Houston-Western Union, 30fi9|
Kansas City-Western Unio^B
Topeka-West am Union, 8 3
' Oklahoma City-Western H
- Pueblo-Western Union, 8;8
New Orleans-Western UniJHH
Dallas-Western Union, lOHfl
:" Minneapolis-Western UnJjffl
St. Louis-Western UnioSBBo;
Helena, Mont.-Western U^Bp"4? ;
Colorado ' Springs-Westcrj^Jnion,
Denver-Western Union, 75; Post
Fort Worth, Tex.-Western Union.
El Paso-Western Union, 35 ; Post
St. Paul-Western Union, 100:
? Los Angeles-Western Union, 50 ;
Fargo-Western Union, 10; Postai,
Omaha-Western Union, 60; Post
Sioux Citv-Western Union, 25;
Knoxville-western Union, 55 ;
Birmintrhara-Western Union, 35:
Jackson, Miss.-Western Union,-.
Augusta--Westerr Union,- ; Post
"We are filling vacancies as rapidly
as possible," said T. P. Cook, general
superintendent of the Western Union
and we are in better position than we
expected to be. We will not dei!
with any representatives of the strik
ers, as this company only treats wirb
its own employes. When the men quit
work, they ceased t<~ be employes of
the Western Union and our relations
with them are at an end. There will
be no union recognition/'
"Will you let President Gompers
of the American Federation of La
bor, should he come to Chicago and
offer his services?" -Mr. Cook was
'1 We. .will not, ' ' was' the empbat ic
W. I. Capen, superintendent of the
Postal Telegraph Company in Chic
ago, said his company was making
b5tter progress than he had antici
"A number of our employes have
already returned to work,"- he de
clared and others have signified then
intention of returning."
National Secretary Russell, of " th?.
Telegraphers.' Union, said :
"We arc highly pleased with tho
situation, and no matter what sort
of assertions thc telegraph officers
may make, the fact remains, they
are not doing any business. They
have a few chiefs and inexperienced
telegraphers at work, but as far as
the company's being able to handle
thc public business is concerned, they
are merely trying: to mislead the pub
lic. We know for an actual fact in
Chicago there arc not 50 operatois
who are working for the commercial
companies, where under normal con
ditions thc number amounts to 1,550.
We are in this fight to 9tay, and w^
most have recognition, dr our unpn
might as well go out of business."
Thc developments Sunday in th*
great strike of thc telegraphers were
not such as to warrant optimism."
Practically all union commercial oper
ators arc now out, and all tho large
cities are crippled. Thc snecial wire
men and tho press operators arc pre
paring to join i'i thc walkout, and
ij)e tie up will lilieiv; be complete.
Nothing ?coms lo p mil to any settle-,
aient: \ \ ' ?
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Eoglend Building Largest War
Vessel Ever Planned
UNITED STATES TO-BETTER THAT
Washington Naval Circles Excited
Over Report That Keel is About
to he Laid Down New Ship to Be
of No Less Than 30,000 Tons Dis
placement, and Design is Believed
to Include Many Novelties, Includ
ing Assembling of Three Guns in
Washington, Special,-Naval cir
cles are agitated over a report which
reaches Washington that the British
admiralty is about to lay down tho
keel f?r ? giant ship that will be 50
? p"er Cent greater in tonnage than tb3
redoubtable ' *? Dreadnought. ' ' It U
difficult to secure any iuformatioa
respecting' the plans for this ship, anil
it is said that the British govern
ment s agian proceeding, as it did in
the case of thc Dreadnought, to build
the vessel behind closed gates. Even
tually, of course, the man character
istics of war vessels built under the^e
conditions become known, but thc
British government feels that it ls
amply repaid for the trouble it take?
to build the ship secretly, by tho
fact that the British navy is thereby
kept at least two years ahead of
any other navy in point of design,
a most valuable consideration In
these days, when a battleship is fre
quently obsolete in the course of five
years after going into commission.
It is understood that the new ship
is to be of no less than 30,000 ton=
displacement, against 20,000 tons of
the Dreadnought, but aside from the
mere matter of superior size, the de
sign is believed to include many nov
elties some based on the experience
.of the Dreadnought. Such a one, for
instance, is understood to be the con
templated assembling of tfiree guns
in each turret, so that if the new shih
is equalled with the six turrets, she
will carry no less than 18- guns in
her main battery. The calibre of lb?
guns, however, will, it is believed, re
main at 12 inches, thc present stand
ard. . * **
The report of the British plan has
caus?d some of the bolder designers
to proceed to greater length and to
propose the laying dovFh of a battle
ship of 40,000 tons displacement,
placing the Americau navy clearly in
.the lead. Naval designers are be
lieved to be willing to undertake tho
construction of such a ship. It would
costn? "Tess thaii $20^)00,000, but in
view of the predaminancc it would
give to America as a naval power it
is argued by the advocates of the
proposition that such a ship would
be an economical investment by tend
ing to ensure peace.
100 Additional Union Mechanics Join
Building Trades Strike.
Washington, Special.-Acting O:J
orders from the executive officers of
their unions 100 more union med?an
les joined the building trades strike
here Saturday. According to the la
bor leaders ?very building under con
struction, where non-union mechanics
were employed, is now tied up and
nearly 30.0 men have quit work. The
employers' association cliams that
that it has been able to fill the places
of all the strikers with the exception
of bricklayers. The union men de
clare that the strike will be extended
Officers Raid Connterfieter's Den.
Uniontown, Pa., Special.-In a raid
on an alleged counterfeiter's den at
Smithfield, several men were arrested
a large number of moulds captured
and a big quantity of spurious coins
found concealed about the place. The
men were all foreigners. It is claim
ed that the plant has been in opera
tion several weeks, as the neighbo/
bee non a still hunt for the counter
feit money. The authorities have
been on a still hunt fo rthe counter
feiters for some time and believe ail
implicated Have been captured.
Mr.rtin A. Knapp Weds Miss Nellie
New York, Special. -Martin A.
Knapp, chairman of the inter-State
commerce commission and Mrs. Nel
lie Maynard Gardner, daughter of the
late George L. Maynard, of Syracuse,
were married at the Hotel Manhatttn,
in this city in the presence of a few
family friends by Bishop Edward C.
Andrews, of the Methodist Church.
Bomb Labratory in School.
Moscow, By Cable. - The police
searched the imperial technical school
and discovered the central revolution
ary l.iborukiy for manufacturing
bombs of a new pattern and tremen
dous explosive powder, regular sup
plies of which were being shipped to
-'various interior points. The police
seized a number of bombs, GOO time
fuse appliances, and some forbidden'
'itcraturc and arrested twenty maic
rod female students of the schools/
Lumber Company to Build Railroad.
Mount Sterling, Ky., Special.
Clearfield Lumber Company, of Clear
field, Pa., closed a deal for 30,000
acres of Walnut, oak and poplar tim
ber lands in Morgan county for $100.
000. It is announced that the com
pany will extend, a line of railroad
18 miles up Rush branch and wiil
spend $1,000,000 in approvements.
But It Required Official Count
to'Settle Mississippi Primary
VARDAMAN ACCEPTS RESUL'f
State Executive Committee Meets <a1
Jackson and Declares Result of
United States Senatorial SC ont est,
Friends of . Var daman. Seconding
Motion to Declare Williams Nomi
nee After Short Caucus Between
Jackson, Miss., Special.-The Dem
ocratic State executive committee met
at noon Thursday and declared Con
gressman John Sharp Williams the
Sarty nominee for thc United States
The canvass of the returns showed
a majority of C-1S votes for Wiilianis
the totals being as follows:
Wilhams 59,496; Vardaman 53,843.
?here will bc no contest over thc
After a short caucus between thc
two factions it was finally agreed to
accept the semi-official returns a?
furnished Secretan' of State Power
from the various counties and which
show, that Mr. Williams has a ma
jority of 648 votes. This motion to
declare Mr. Williams the nominee wr.s
seconded by the friends of Governor
Vardaman. Thc committee then
formally declared Mr. Williams nom
inated os United States Senator. This
is considered the final settlement of
the celebrated contest.
Governor Vairioman conceded tho
nomination ofiMr. Williams by sen li
the following note to the committee:
"The Democratic party, through its
executive committee, has declared
Mr. Williams thc nominee and I ac
cept the arbitration of that tribunal
without a tinge of resentment or re
gret tar anything done or said bytmj
friends for me during thc campaign.
"I am for the nominee ?nd hope
that he will make thc people of Mis
sissippi a great United Slates Sena
tor. 1 have made the campaign upon
living important and pertinent princi
ples and while I have lost the nomi
nation, I am .thoroughly convinced
that the large majority of the white
members of this State agree with my
views upon public questions, and I
shall continue to fighf. for those prin
ciples as earnestly in the future as i
have in the. past.
"No man was ever blessed by mora
loyal' and' more faithful hands than
those who favored my fortunes in
this contest. I want- them to feel
as I do, that we have not been de
feated, but that the victory is only
postponed, for a season. I have been
a candidate several times in my lifo,
and lost the fight, but never have ?
felt the sting of defeat, and I am net
defeated today.*' ?
All Memphis Will March.
Memphis, -.Special.-The Executive
Committee of the Lakes to the Gulf
Deep Waterways Association, local
branch, hold a meeting last week and
appointed chairmen for the various
committees to take charge of-the big
convention. One of the chief features
of the convention will be the mam
moth parado which will take place on
the day thc President and the Gov
ernors arrive. Gen. George W. Gor
don, a Confederate General and mem
ber of Congress from this district,
will be chairman of this committee.
The parade will be led by mountel
police officers, followed by Company
A and other Confederate companies,
members of thc United Commercial
Travelers from several States, mem
bers of the Lakes to.the Gulf Deep
Waterways Association, and chair
men of committees in carriages,
prominent business men and club
members and companies of the State
militia. It is planned by those inter
ested to make thc parade one of the
features of the big convention.
Big Fire in Baltimore.
Baltimore, Special.-Fire Thursday
destroyed the gigantic grain elevator
of the Baltimore & Ohio Railway,
with a loss to the building alone of
$175,000. No estimate of thc loss t >
the contents of thc building is yet ob
tainable. Many firemen had narrow
escapes. T atar fire started m the big
stables of the Baltimore Transfer
Company, spreading to the cjair fac
tor}' of Hechinger Brothers. Tho
flames spread rapidly and it is feared
both buildings have been entirely con
True Bill Against Kline.
Beaufort, N. C., Special.-Soon af I - ^
er the opening of Federal Court
Judge Purnell announced that the
foreman of the grand jury had re
turned a true bill of indictment for1
peonage against E. A. Kline. Attor
ney Clark, for defense, stated that he
understood the bill contained 9fi
counts. Counsel for the defense ask
ed the privilege of examining the bill
to embh thorn to'prepare their de
fense, i ?
Liner City of Panama Sinks the,
Steamer Alliance. $
Portland, Ore., Special- Thcr Pore-"
land & San Francisco liner' City'?-f
Panama chroutc from Portland" with
a full list of passengers" collided with
arid sank the steamer Alliance from
Coos bay, for Portbind, with passen
gers and freight. The colllision oc
curred in a fog. near tho mouth of thc
Williamet te'river. The passengers-of
the Alliance were brought to Port
' Priest Kills Hotel Man.
Pittsburg, Special.-Ludwiz Sezc
giel, said to be an unattached Polish
priest, of Chicago, walked into n
South Side hotel at lill Carson street
and without warning, it is said whip
ped out a 38-calibrc revolver and open
ed fire upon thc two proprietors, twin
brothers named Steven and Andrew
Starzynski. Steven died within an
hour and Andrew may not recover.
The cause of the shooting is unknown.
. Secretary Root is said to be "fte
most inaccessible man In Washing
Ferdinand of Bulgaria is the only
sovereign in Europe who speaks Yid
The oldest member of the Institute
of France 13 M. Rousse, who is in
rn;? ninety-first year.
Secretary Taft says that he is an
ticipating with much pleasure his vis
it to the Philippines.
Abbe Currant, in Paris, has hit
upon the scheme of giving a lottery
I ticket to every person who attends
! mass, good for a drawing of provi
The King of Siam is a practical ex
emplar of neptolsm. His one broth
er and twenty half-brothers fill all
the important administrative and- ex
ecutive posts in the government.
-Nearly all the sovereigns of Eu
rope have essayed painting as an
amusement, and King Edward of
England and the Kaiser have been
more than ordinarily successful with
the brush. . King Carlos of Portgu
gal, however, is by univers,., consent
the ablest artist among crowned
The-statue of Parnell, the Irish
leader,'has arrived at Liverpool from
Rome, where it was cast from the
model executed by Mri Augustus St.
.Gaudens, H. F. R. A., the distin
guished Irish-American sculptor, t .
be erected in Dublin's principal thor
oughfare, O'Connell street -8 better
known as Sackville street.
Augustus St. Gaudens, noted sculp
tor, who died in his home In Corn
ish, N. H., w?s born in Dublin, Ire-i
land, March 1, 1848. Be was brought |
to America by his parents when he 1
was only six weeks old, and after a |
very indifferent education in the 1
primary schools of New York he was !
apprenticed to a cameo cutter at the 1
age of. thirteen.
N KU'S Y GLEANINGS.
Estimates of damage caused "by
the cyclone at Kurrachi, India, are
between $3,000,000 and $6,0 0 070 0 0.
Canadian - Government erperts 'es
t?mate that $64,000,000 - worth of
gold; remains in the districts of the
High Point, "N. J., voted down* Mr.
Andrew Carnegie's proposition-to
give that town $15,000 for a public
; The farmers of the Southwest are
making a strenuous effort this year
to combine ;in a demand 'for higher
prices for their cotton..
Cases of-death from hunger are so
commong New York City that only
jthose attended by peculiar circum
stances receive mention.
Julius Leek, a New-York City po
liceman, swamv.two miles through the
waters cf Hell\Gate, towing a. boat
which contained\hree men.
, The American^ delegates were
pr' id at The Hague Peace Confer- *
?or taking the initiative In whaC
tvasvconsJdered the?first real work for
According"to au expert, the State
Df Pennsylvania was charged'$1,500,- *
?0O too much for $2,000,000 worth of
metal furnishings for the Capitol
Ex-Judge Roger A. Pryor pointed
jut tho possible public danger that '
Iles in the piesent .stem empower
ing a president tv. fill the Federal
?ourts with his own judges. Judge -
Pryor contended that, judges should
'Saying she wanted ?g see how it ?
would seem to-watch tue blood stop
in the ends of her fingers and the
nails turn blue, Carrie Mattison, a
farmer's daughter, took strychnine
md die.d, :witbin au hour in Sioux
C\ty, Iowa*. " "
; American^ tourists . fill - the 'hotels" '
?? Paris to oyerflowlnc.
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