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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More of Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
Mrs. Sallie M. Hanna, who confess
ed to poisoning six persons at Lynch
burg, Va., and waived trial by jury.
has been sentenced to five years at
labor in the state prison.
By the will of the late James C.
Carter, which has been made public
in New York, $200,ooo is left to Har
vard university and $io,ooo to the
University of Virginia. The value of
the estate is probably more than $i,
William Buckner, a negro was
hanged at Hamburg. Ark., on Friday,
for the murder of Joseph Burton, a
Cuban, near Montrose, January 29
last. Buckner. who was convicted
on circumstantial evidence, made a
confession several days before the
One more body has been recovered
from the Virginia mines, near Bir
mingham, making the total number
of bodies removed i'7. it is expect
ed that but three or four more bodies
will be found. The state mine com
mission has begun its investigation
into the cause of the explosion.
While seven men were being hoist
ed in the carriage in the Clear Spring
colliery at west Pittsburg, Pa., on
Thursday, the rope broke and the
men were hurled to the bottom, a
distance of 250 feet. All were killed.
The bodies of the seven men were
found in a heap at the bottom of the
shaft horribly mangled.
Wm. H. Harrell, a prominent mer
chant of Cochran, Ga.. was shot on
Friday afternoon by John J. Blount.
It is reported that Blount cursed
Harrell and attacked him in the lat
ter's store, shooting him down and
probably fatally wounding him.
Blount was arrested and placed in
The coroner's jury in Honolulu has
returned a verdict that Mrs. Jane L.
Stanford died an unnatural death. The
verdict says that death was due to
strychnine poisoning, the poison hav
ing been introduced into a bottle of
bicarbonate of soda with felonious in
tent by some person or persons un
known to the jury. All the present
and former members of the Stanford
household are being watched in San
The deaths from the plague in Cal
cutta week before last numbered 34,
ooo. Statistics show that the deaths
from bubonic plague in India within
a few years reached nearly 3,ooo-ooo
In 1903 the mortality in India from
the plague alone was 83o. The num
be of deaths recorded week before
last while extraordinary is not un
precedented. The infection recently
spread to Burmah where it is mak
ing rapid strides. This seasc.n of the
year always favors its spread.
Grand Chief Stone. of Cleveland
Ohio, of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers, on Friday revok
ed the charter of the striking Inter
$orough engineers in New York. Mr.
.itone stated that this action was tak
en on the ground that the Brother
hood had a contract with the Inter
borough company covering a period
of three years which had been signed
in September last, and that the en
gineers struck without consulting the
officers of the Brotherhood and in
clear vioaltion of the existing agree
United States Senator Wil:iam B.
Bate, of Tenre-ssee, twice governor
of his state, a veteran of both the
Mexican and Civil wars, rising from
private to major general in the Con
federate army, for eighteen years a
conspicuous member of the upper
house of congress, died at his hotel
apartments in WVas' :ngtonl on Thurs
day. aged 78 years. Death was dlue
to pneumoni!a and defective heart.
Senator Bate attended the inaugura
tion ceremonies on March 4 and his
death is believed to be due primarily
to exposure on that occasicn.
Jacob Zucker, of New York, on
Friday found that beyond all doubt
his son, Morris Zucker, 18 years old,
was buried in the potter's field in Sa
vannah. The boy stowed away aboard
the steamer Lesington last Novem
ber. He jumped through a port hole
upon te arrivl of the steam'er in Sa
vannah. It was n('t knwn what had
beco-e of him until the next trip of v
the vessel to Savannah wien the
body rise from the place where i
vyung Zuckcr had jumped. The fath- t
e- xill have the bodv exhumed and t
:aken to New York for b-.rial. t
In the wreck of the express train
near Butler. Pa.. on Saturday night
the engineer was killed and nine per
sons were injured. A sprealing rail
is believed to have been the cause of
A seat on the New York Stock Ex
change has been sold for $82,500. 1
This is the high record price. The
name of the purchaser hasnot been
The New York strikers have lost
their fight against the Interborough
cunpa ny and the old employes of the
subwav and elevated railways have
been crowding the officers o)f the
COmpanv seeking :heir former posi
tions. Only a small number were re
I instated. the oficials uf the company
e!aiminV to be satisfied with the men
I who had enabled them to break the
strike and announcing that in future
the rules as to sobrie:y -:ud be
strictly adhered to.
\fr. John Jordlan. one of the most
I rominent citizens of Wilkes coun:y%.
Ga.. was fired upon :rom ambush on
Friday night by some unknown party.
at the point where less than a week
before Barney Smith had been found
dead. It was too dark for the assas
sin to make sure of his aim at Mr.
.ordan and all five missiles went
wide of their mark. Several murders
have been committed in this com
munity within the past several weeks,
and it is reported that the citizens
feel they are taking their lives in
iheir hands when they venture out af
Among the many unique and at
tractive features proposed in connec
tion with the reception to be tender
ed President Roosevelt on his trip to
Sherman, Texas, is a squadron of ju
venile Rough Riders attired in char
acteristic costume on carefully select
ed ponies equipped with all accourte
ments of war. The little warriors
will head the honorary escort. Their
ponies will be equipped with full war
accoutrements and the youngsters
will be uniformed exactly as were the
famous Rough Riders when they
were led by the president up San
Juan Hill. The first stop of the pres
ident in Texas will be at Sherman,
and his first address will be deliver-t
WAR ON GROUND HOG.
Interesting Publication by Washing-:
In an interesting volume uponi
"Long Range WVeather Forecasts,"
copies of which were received yeste~r- I
day, the central bureau at WVashing~- 1'
ton seeks, apparently, to deal a soiar
plexus blowv to sore of its competi
tors. notably the ground hog. the s
bear, the goose bone, and even the'Ii
"If," declares the publication. "the c
saying regarding the coming out of 'a
the ground hog and the bear on Can- i
dlemas day possesses any merit, it
rests upon the fact that fine and clear r
days in the early part of February f
Writes MRs. JANE PETrY, of Roa
"~My little boy could not walk a ste
all other remedies had failed to do 1
cured him and made him sound and
give the same testimony.
cleanses the blood of all the poisons
other blood diseases, and absolutely
powerful and effective blood purifier i
digestion and builds up the entire sysi
"TE ONE THAT CURES
Wbs 505B117 CHEMICAL COMPM?
As ., 7O rggist S.. -ro70
Sol hy Gilder. Weeks &]1
re usually cld lays. Pn1 tnat cloudy
veathr at that seas()n is likely to
irevail (huring %wZarm (a::.. Th n
ials in question therefore consult
heir own coif-1rt inl cas wh-:re
hy make a plrenat,.rc exnt m P1 o
er quarters. If it is cold they return:
f it is not cold they remain out until
he inevitable return of cold weather,
vhich at that season will not be de
ayed many days.
"The accumulation of food by
quirrels, beavers, and other animals
Iuring the autumn months is also
akcn as a guide to the character of
he coming winter. It is assumed
hat the gathering of a large supply
)f food indicates a long. hard winter.
md vice versa. Careful observations
)f the habits of animals show that the
mitumn habits referred to or their
-mission bear no relation to the char
icter of the following winter. The
vIuantity -f nuts stored by squirrels
s governed by the supply of mits at
"The thickness of plumage on wild
mud domestic fowls is also a result of
eeding and past conditions of weath
r. ra:her than an indication of the
haractcr of future weather. And the
oose-bone theory is one on which
io two gecse agree.
"Moss. bark on trees, and the thick
iess of nut shells, pumpkin rinds. etc.,
urnish another basis for long range
veather speculation that also confuse
nd mininterpret conditions that are
Jue to past conditions and have no
)earing on future weatl.er."
After thus disposing of the weather
)rophets in whom the "oldest inhab
tants" still place confidence, the vol
ime says of the work of the bureau:
"The United States weather bureau
vhich possesses facilities that permit
t to surpass all other meteorological
ervices in the accuracy of its predic
ions, now issues forecasts each day
or periods of one and two days in
dvance and at tilmes the period is ex
ended to three days or four days.
rhis is the greatest length of time
or which calculations based upon
)resent available data and informa
ion can be made.
"The data referred to is received
laily by telegraph from an area that
mbraces the United States. Canada,
he Western Atlantic ocean, the West
ndies, and Mexico. and the forecasts
re results of careful studies from
lay to day of atmospheric changes.
novements that appear within the re
~ion of observation. The daily cal
ulations thus prepared are subjected
o a rigid verification that yields 8o
o 85 per cent. of verified forecasts
hat have been made in detail of each
welve hours of the forecast period."
Reflections of a Bachelor.
If she weren't so bashful, a girl
ould like to be photographed in aw
illy unbashful clothes.
If a man has a little sense he is on
7 fit to work like a truck horse; if
e has none at all, he is called a
It's hard for a woman to make her
elf believe that the man who pays all
is house bills promptly and can't do
ny more is as good a husband as the
ne who doesn't, but who brings his
;ife home a bunch of flowers every
A widow is awful clever to make a
nan think he is good to her because
e pities her.
ring River, N. C., Aug. 12, 1904.I
p from RHEUMATISM, and!
any good. Rheumacide has
ye Hundreds of other letters
that cause Rheumatism and all
cures to stay cured. The most
n the world vet it improves theB
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