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A DEATH PLUNGE
A Young New York Lawyer Killed
by Terrible Fall.
EVERY BONE BROKEN
The Deceased, Who Was the Young
est Son of Henry Watterson, Pitch- 1
es Forward Through a Window tN
His Death on a Roof One Hundred
and Ten Feet Below.
New York, Nov. 11-Harvey W.
Watterson, a lawyer, younger son
of Henry Watterson. editor of the
Louisville Courier-Journal, plunged
to his death from the 19th floor of
his office building at 37 Wall street
late today. His body shot dow
ward for 110 feet and landed on
the roof of a 10-story building ad
joining. Almost every bone was
broken, the head was crushed and
death was practically instantaneous.
While there were no eye-witnesses
to the tragedy, evidently it was en
tirely accidental. Mr. Watterson's
hat and overcoat were on his closed
desk. Presumably he had attempted
to lower the window, and either
stumbled over the radiator, which
was in front of the low sill, or los
ing footing in some manner un
known, pitched forward and dowit
to death on the roof below.
Mr. Watterson was 30 years ola
and married. He was junior mem
ber of the law firm of Wing, Russell
Shortly before 4 o'clock Mr. Wat
terson left the office library, remark
ing that he was going home, and
passed from the library through the
office of F. R. Bagg, the managing
clerk, into his private office, the door
of which, closed and locked auto
matically as he entered. Bagg wse
the last person to see the young
A few minutes later the superin
tendent of the building rushed in and
informed Thomas Wing, senior
member of the firm, that he believ
ed Mr. Watterson had fallen from
the window and looked down from
the window. The mangled form was
'een lying on the roof below. The
.,ody was removed to the Watterson
home after the coroner had declared
that the death of Mr. Watterson was
due entirely to accident.
A peculiar feature of the oase was
that Mr. Watterson's watch and
cigarette case in one pocket and a
pipe in another pocket were not
damaged by the fall.
Mrs. Watterson was prostrated
when informed of her husband's
Mr. Wing said that Watterson had
been a member of the firm about.
three years, two years after he was
graduated from Columbia universit
law school. He was sure he said,
that death was accidentaly, sinee
Watterson had no financial or do
Wattersonl was born and reared
in Louisville, Ky. When about 21
years old he came to New York an-]
edered the Columbia university law
school. During the time he was a
student there he taught in a night
Shortly after becoming a member
of the Wing, Russell & Watterson
law firm he ran for assembly on the
Tammany ticket in an upper west
side district, but the district was
strongly Republican and he was de
MORE CORN GROWN.
The Department of Agriculture 1s
sues Interestig Statement.
Washington, Nov. 9.-An averag2
yield., of 26.2 bushels of eorn per
acre and an indicated total produc
tion of 2,642,687,000 bushels of corn
are preliminary estimates announced
in the report of the department of
- agriculture Issued today, summariz
ing and five other crops. The yieldl
of corn per acre in 1907 was 25.9.
as finally estimated, and averageci
25.6 for ten years, while the produc
tion Is compared with 2,59,320,000
'bushels finally estimated in 1907.
Quality of corn is 86.9 per een eom
pared with 82.8 in 1907 and 84.3
ten-year average. About 2.7 per
cent or 71,124,000 bushels, is esti
mated to have been in the farmers'
hands on November 1, against 4.!
per cent, or 130,995,000 bushels,
a year ago, and a ten-year average
of 4.5 per cent.
The preliminary figures for im
portant corn State, giving In bushels
the yield per acre and total produc
tion, respectively, include:
Missouri, 27 and 203,634,000;
Texas, 25.7 and 201,848,000;. Ken
tucky, 25.2 and 84,323,000; Ten
nessee, 24.8 and 74,747,000; Geor.
gia, 12.5 and 56,438,800; Alabama,
14.7 and 44,835,000; Virginfa, 26
and 48,828,000; North Carolina, 13
and 50,168,000; Arkansas, 20.2 and
The prelIminary estImates of po
tatoes, tobacco and rice, giving av
erage yield per acre and comparisons
wIth final estimates for 1907 and
for periods of years, are as follows:
Potatoes, yield 85.9 bushels.
against 95.4 in 1907, and ten-year
average, 88.6. Production, 274,660.
000 bushels, against 297,929,000 in
1907. Quality, 87.6 per cent, against
83.3 last year, and ten-year average
Tobacco, yield 825.2 pounds.
against 858.5 pounds in 1907, and
ten-year average 797.6. Production.
629.634,000 pounds, against 698,
126,000 in 1907. Quality, 87.9 par
cent, as against 90 a year ago, and
a ten-year average of 85.8.
Rice, yield 34.7 bushels, against
29.9 in 1907, and ten-year average
of 30.6. ProductIon, 22,718,00
-bushels, against 18,730,000 in 1907.
The woman that a man likes is
the woman that makes him believe
The more you expect good fortune
the more surprised you would be to
Don't invest your money in a i
scheme because it figures out well on <
A man is never sure he knows uni- 1
0 RAISE OVER THIRTY-TWO
fhich Amount is to be Expended
in the Foreign and Home Mis
Charleston, Nov. 12.-Not content
rith the large sum of $28,000 appor
toned yesterday for missionary
vork, the Woman's Baptist Mission
ry union at its session today at the
litadel Square 'Baptist ohurch adopt
xd the recommendations of the ex
>cutive committee, which provided
'or the raising of $32,830 during
he coming year, to be apportioned as
ollows: $4,330 for foreign mis
ions; $11,000 for home missions;
15,000 for State missions and the
um of $2,500, which will be raisea
>y the Sunbeam bands and Order of
Royal Ambassadors for work In this
ndeavor of the missionary union.
It was also decided to continue
he contributions to the endowment
und of the Missionary training in
titute at Louisville. as well as the
upport to young women's clubs,
bands and the Order of Royal Am
bassadors. The missionary union
adopted the recommendations of the
executive eommittes unanimously,
being of the opinion that the union
will be able to undertake and carry
on successfully all that has been
planned along financial lines.
Greenwood was selected as the
next place of meeting, the time for
the convention to be determined and
announeed later by the executive
Among the reports which were
submitted and read was that of the
committee on nominating delegates
to the Woman's Missionary union
auxiliary. The nominees were all
declared elected as follows: At
large, Mrs. Sojourner, Mrs. Wingo
and Mrs. Quattlebaum; northern di
vision, Mrs. J. F. Vines, Mrs. H. G.
Miller. Mrs. L. M. Roper, Mrs. Cudd
and Mrs. Candel; southern division,
Mrs. J. A. Fizer, Mrs. Howard Jones.
Mrs. Eunice Williams; eastern di
vision, Mrs. J. E. MeLaurin, Mrs. J.
L. Coker, Jr., and Mrs. Camelis
Napier; western division, Mrs. C. B
Burts. Mrs. W. J. Hatcher, Mrs. C.
T. Jamison; central division, Mrs. 0
E. Scarborough, Mrs. H. J. Hortor
and Miss Lilly Mobley.
State missons were interestingly
discussed by Dr. T. M. Bailey and
Mrs. H. H. Wright, the latter rep.
resenting 14 missions in south Car
olian, with her headquarters al
Telegrams of greeting and gooc
will were ordered to be sent to Mrs
C. E. Watson of the northern divis
fog; Mrs. Fannie E. S. Heck, presi
dent of the Southern Women's Mis
sionary union; former president
Mrs. J. D. Chaplin, and former mem
bers of the central committee, Mrs
John Stout and Mrs.'M. L. Coker.
After a prayer for State missions
a eollection was taken up for the
work at Roek Hill.
Miss Lou Tindal presented an in-.
teresting statement on the work o:
the Margaret home, and Miss Islh
Mecenzie spoke on the trainin'
school. The report of the obituari
committee was received and re
The representatihes of ehurch pub
lications were then heard as fol
lows: Dr. H. S. Thomas. of Th4
Courier; Miss A. L. Smathers, o
The W. M. U.; Mrs. Fitz Landford
of The Journal, and Miss Cleo At
taway, of The Home Field.
An interesting communication wa:
neceived from Rev. Dr. C. C. Browi
of Sumter, regarding assistance fo.
aged ministers. The missionar:
union decided to co-operate in the
The morning session was open'ei
with a devotional exercise by Mrs. W
The afternoon session was opener
with exercises by Mrs. Eliza Hyde
and then came a mission study 11
which some interesting Chinese cu
rious were exhibited among the col
lections of the Sunbeams.
The most interesting business a1
the afternoon session was the elec
tion of officers as follows: Presi
dent, Mrs. I. W. Wingo; vice presi
dents, northern division, Mrs. C. E
Waston; southern division, Mrs
William Haynesworth; eastern di
viion, Mrs. J. P. Bauknight; western
division, Mrs. M. B. Clinkscales, and
central division, Mrs. W. H. Mobley:
corresponding secretary, Mrs. A. L.
Crutchfleld; recording secretary,
Mrs. J. W. Quattlebaum,
treasurer, Mrs. J. N. Cudd; band]
superintendent, Mrs. W. H. Hatcher.
superintendent of young people'%
works, Miss Eliza Hyde; superinten
dent young women's auxiliary, Mrs.
A. L. Crutchfield, and local executive
committee, Mrs. W. B. Abbott, Mrs.
Elisa Bomar, Mrs. Hannah Mont
gomery, Mrs. Beverly Montgomery,
Mrs. L. M. Roper, Mrs. D. A. Switzer
and Mrs. W. M. Whiteside.
At the session tonight Rev. Dr. T.
B. Ray of Richmond, secretary of
foreign missions, delivered an ad
:res and the edercises were of gen
A number of the delgeates left
iere tonight for their homes, but
the bulk of the number will leave
tomorrow after a very successful and
FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
rwe Trainmen KIlled in a Head-on
Woodstoek, Va., Nov. 9.--In a
ead-on collision between two freight
rains two miles north of here to.
lay, on the Southern Railway,
Engineer Amos Johnson, of Alex
ndria, Va., an dFireman T. J. Jones,
if Manassas, wg'e killed, and
Dngineer D. W. Tuck and Conductor
. E. Rohr, both of Strasburg, were
njured, but not seriously. The
rains came upon each other whih
unning fast around a curve. The
esponsiility has not been fixed.
Child Gets Life Sentence.
Savannah, Ga.. Nov. 1 0.-Solomon
teilly, a negro boy of ten, and smali
or his years. was today ccovicted
t the Superior Court of the murder
f Mrs. Walter Torrence, at Pooler,
ight miles from Savannah. and
'iven a life sentence. The boy
filed her with a shot gun while her
People of Cotton Belt Urged To
BY FARMER'S UNION
New Orleans Convention Adjourns
After Making Urgent Plea That
Business People of the South Aid
in the Movement for Better Prices
for the South's Greatest Crop.
New Orleans. La., Nov. 13.-With
a stiring appeal to every Interest Ir
a stirring appealio every interest In
the South-agricultural, financial
holding cotton for higher prices,
the joint confere~ce committee of
the National Farmers' Union and
financial interests of New Orleans,
adjourned today. The appeal is ad
dressed to the people of the cotton
belt and is as follows:
"We, the joint committee of the
National Farmers' Union and of the
financial and commercial interests of
New Orleans, realizing that oonk
dence in cotton market conditions
has been impaired, and the appn-l
hension thereby engendered has
caused more rapid marketing of cot
on than has ever been known, and
belie-ving that the holding of cotton
at the present time will permit the
healthy assimilation of temporary
superabundance and restore normal
conditions under which remunera
tive prices may be obtamned, hereby
earnestly appeal to every farmer.
merchant and banker and other hold
ers and owners of cotton, to hold
back, so far as they can, their present
hl.Idings and not se.ll unless abso
lutely compelled to do so, until the
price of cotton shall have reached
a substantially increased figure.
"We especially request all mer
chants and bankers of the cotton
helt to extend the obligation of the
cotton grower, when called upon to
do so, for a reasonable period, and
to do all other things in their power
to aid and encourage such growers
and holders of cotton, believing, as
we do, that all the business con
ditions of the world, and especially
of the cotton world, steadily point
toward better prices than now obtain
"We believe that such concerted
and determined action will logically,
and in all probability, increase the
present inadequate price paid for
Committees were named to In
vestigate the public ware house plan.
which calls for a quasi public com
mission, appointed by the State of
Louisiana, to control the operation
of a large ware house to be built on
the river front at New Orleans. The
proposed ware house is designed to
hold from 1,500,000 to 3,000,000
bales of cotton.
SHOT BY A MADMAN.
E. M. Morgan, Postmaster of Newt
York, Dangerously Wounded.
'New York, Nov. 9.-Edward M.
M?organ, postmaster of New Yorki
city, who was wounded in the ab
domen this morning by a bullet fired
by E. H. B. Mackay, an eccentric
English stenographer, who then conm
mitted suicide, was resting well to
,night, and unless complications de
.velop he will recover.
Mr. Morgan probably owes his life
Sto the Quick wit and bravery of his
I fourteen-year-old daughter, Dorothy,
-who saw Mackay draw his revolve:
rand struck it with her hand. This
deflected the bullet, otherwise~ the
postmaster would have been fatally
[wounded, for his assailant was at
close range and fired four shots in
all. The shooting occurred at 146d
street, and only a short distance
from Mr. Morgan's home. He was
on his way down town at the time.
An investigation of the life and
record of Mackay reveals that he was
of a morbid nature and a former
inmate of an asylum in Worcester,
Mass. That his act was premedi
tated is made certain by a letter he
left, but aside from a fancied griev
ance against Mr. Morgan and the
postoffiee authorities coneerning the
handling of his mail, nothing has
come to light to indicate why he
should have sought to murder the
postmaster. His clothing when
searched gave up between thirty and
forty smokeless cartridges, a heavy
slingshot, a knife with a four-in
blade and a clasp knife.
A quantity of literature on Social
ism and a slingshot similar to the
one found on his body were discover
ed in his room. That he was
rational during work hours, howev
er, was attested by the Broadway
firm of lawyers by whom he was em
Young Mill Hand at Anderson Com
Anderson, Nov. 9.-T. A. Sims,
aged thirty years, a weaver in the
Brogon Mill, committed suicide in
a patch of woods near the mills
just outside the city timits this
afternoon by firing a 32-calibre pistol
ball in his right temple. Death re
sulted 25 minutes after the shot was
Sims moved to Anderson from
Fort Mill some four years ag,.
Two years ago he married Miss Mes
sie Finlayson, daughter of Robert
Finalyson, of the Anderson Mills,
and his family troubles have been
many. It is sai<4 that he dranic
considerably at times and that on
account of his intemperance his wife
has left him several times. She left
him last week and he had been in
toxicated for several days, so it is
said. He has not worked for four
weeks, and it is supposed that re
morse set in. and caused the awful
At four o'clock some persons were
attracted to the woods by a pistol
shot. They found Sims sitting
against an oaik tree, with a bullet
hole in his right temple. He was
gasping for breath, and was uncon
scious. A doctor was hastily calledI
who ministered to him, but his life
could not be saved. The bullet
lodged in the skull over the right
eye, and the brains were scattered
VOTES HELD BACK
SUSPICION OF FRAUD IN OHIO
Count in Various Congressional Dis
tricts Also Held Up for an Un
Washington, Nov. 10.-For some
reason or other the returns from
the various congressional district
have been coming in exceedingly in
complete, and from some doughtfuI
districts they have not come in at
all; so that with all the tables be
ing published In various newspapers
purporting to show the exact
membership of the Sixty-first con
gress, there is no really reliable in
formation at hand even now, over
a week after the election.
Dispatches from Washington and
New York have been enumerating
laahn and Hays, Republican mem
bers from California, re-elected for
instance. Mr. Kahn's secretary here
has received a telegram from Kahn
himself saying that both he and
Hays have been defeated. Yet not
one single dispatch from California
has announced the result. There is
an impression here that the returns
have been held back to be fixed.
There are several instances of
holding back returns in Indian%,
Ohio and other State which were
doubtful, but where the electio'1
machinery was in the hands of Re
publicans, which are suspicious.
There are those hereabouts famil
iar with methods in those States
when the G. O. P. has a bar'l of
money who express a serious doubt
as to Indiana's giving Marshall, the
Democratic candidate for governor,
a plurality of 10,000 and Taft a
plurality of 15,000.
Indiana is a notoriously corrupt
State politically, and the Republicans
poured several hundred thousand
dollars into it during the elosing
days of the election, and yet it has
not been fully determined whethei
they bought up the voters them.
selves or some of the election man
agers. And it is the same as to
A Republican newspaper man from
Ohio said to me the other day that
it was his belief that the Ohio re
turns were held back because the
the Republican leaders were asham
ed of Taft's small majority and that
they would announce them at a
time when they would not attract
so much attention. It is still a
matter of some considerable doubt
throughout the country whethe:
Taft's majority in Ohio was 75,00(
or 25,000. And some doubt whether
Taft carried Ohio at all, legitimately
In Coumbia State.
The Old City Gave Her Vote to th'
Charleston, Nov. 11.-The vote e.
Charleston county in the recent elec
tion was officially tabulated yester
day by the Federal and State board:
of election, each board resolving
itself Into a body of canvassers.
The tabulation of the Federal re
turns showed the following figures:
For Congress: The Hon. George
S. Logare, 1,808 votes; Prioleau
Presidential electors: Democrat
ic, 1,814; Republican, Baxter, 342;
Grant, 334; Powell, 344; all othen:
347. SocialIst, 26; Independent
There was no opposition to the
Democratic State and county tickets
An Innocent Bystander is Seriously
Shot in Foot.
Newberry, Nov. 9.--This town ha!
had another shooting scrape. I1
took place on the carnival grounds
one night last week. It seems that
:Mr. Mitchell Wright and Mr. Tom
Burley had some differences, which
resulted in Mr. Burley striking Mr.
Wright over the head with a police
man's billy, and Mr. Wright shot
at Mr. Burley three or tour times
with a pistol. Fortunately, though.
there was a large crowd on tnle
grounds, only one stray bullet struck
any of the people who were around,
.Mr. Boyd Jacobs being painfully,
though not seriously, wounded in
the foot. One of the shots took ef
feet is Mr. Burley's shoulder, infiet
ing a painful wound, and Mr. Wright
has a severe gash on the top of his
head, inflicted by the billy in the
hands of Mr Burley.
COLUMBIA FOUNDRY BURNED.
Part of Plant ot Gibbes Machinery
Columbia, Nov. 9.-The foundry
of the Gibbes Machinery Company
was practically destroyed by fire
this evening shortly after 6 o'clock
i ne origin of the fire is unknown, as
the workmen had all left the build
ing at 5 o'clock.
President A. M. Gibbes, of the
company, stated tonight that he
could not at this time give an esti
mate of the loss. The property is
well insured and the principal loEss
will be the interruption of business
by reason of the destruction of the
patterns in the foundry, this being
a husy season in the machinery trade
and the compuany doing an ext mnsive
Cotton Seed Meal for Milk.
There is no Question but that co::
ton seed meal grows in popularity
as its intrinsic value becomes known.
There Is no foodstuff known that
will place the same amount of feat
on cattle within so short a time as
-otton seed mea)1 combined with
cotton seed hulls, and th's fact is
recognized wheresoever this feed is
used. When fed to dairy cows, or
by the family that has but a sing'e
cow, its use increases the quantity
of milk, improves the color, and the
cream therefrom mak-es richer and
better butter, but while the ration
of hulls need not be li-nited ot all,
that of meal should not be more.
than one-half the quantity ?ed for
fattening purposes. *
The first time a woman marries she
calculates her future In sentiment:
the second time she estimates it in
WILL REMAIN OPEN
WINTHROP FEVER SITUATION IS
College Authorities and State Health
Officials Go Over the Situation.
An Official Statement.
Rock Hill, Nov. 10.-On Novem
ber 4 the State health officer was
notified by the acting president of
Winthrop college that there had been
an outbreak of typhoid fever in that
institution. At the same time the
matter was reported to the local
health authorities and they, togeth
er with the oollege physicians and
the State health offier, immediately
Assuming drinking water and milk
to be the two most fruitful sources
for the spread of the disease, it was
deemed wise to eliminate these
sources at the earliest possible mo
ment. An arrangement was made
with the city authorities to procure
from them city water. Milk ani
butter produced at the college dairy
were eliminated from. the diet of the
A minute and thorough investi
gation was then carried on to see if
in any way the infection might come
from other sources. This investi
gation not pointing conclusively to
any specific source, the health of
ficer reported the findings to the
chairman of the State board o:
health, who called a meeting of the
board on November 9 at Winthrop
college for the purpose of studying
the situation and of advising the
authorities want policy to pursue
under existing conditions.
The board, accompanied by Dr.
J. R. Miller, a representative of the
local board, the college physicians,
Dr. Boyd and Dr. Crawford, Dr. 1.
W. Babcock of the State health of
nee made a :sanitary survey of the
water supply, a thorough investiga
tion of the dairy, eollege bulldings
and grounds. After this investiga
tion the board, in session with the
gentlemen mentioned, discussed the
phase of the situation and made the
"After a study and discussion of
the evidence collected from the inves
tigation made, this body d -s not
feel that the situation is alarming.
While no specific source of infection
can be definitely decided upon, it
is the opinion of the body that since
the inauguration of the precaution
ary measurer which are now being
rigidly enforced the epidemic will
die out as soon as the period of in
eubation has passed."
GETS THE CASH.
Stalvey's First Wife Gets Money in
A dispatch to The News and Cour
ier says news has been received there
of the action of the presiding judge
in the Atlanta county court in grant
ing a .decree, -giving the entirse sun
of money deposited in an Atlanta
bank by George M. Stalvey to
Mrs. Elizabeth Stalvey, his allege:]
Mrs. Stalvey contended that this
sum of mo~ey--about $700-was
earned while she and Stalvey were
living together as husband and wife
and that she earned a portion oi
the money, which had been deposited
in his name, and she instituted prc
ceedings to recover a portion of the
money as being hers and also asked
the court for alimony, and this. ac
counts for the fact that she recovers
the' whole amount.
Notice was given that the case
would be appealed. She was rep
resented in, this action by Lamar
Hill, Esq., of Atlanta. It will be
recalled that Stalvey was recently
convicted in the. Aiken court of big
amy, having married Miss tEtta
Lightfoot, of Orangeburg, and Mrs.
Elizabeth Stalvey alleging that she
was his rightful wife.
STANDARD OIL WINS OUT.
Seems to Have Bought Courts .-n
Well as Election.
Chicago, Nov. 1 0.-The govern
ment's petition for a rehearing of
the case in which the United States
circuit court of appeals reversed the
trial court in finding the Standard
Oil Company of Indiana, $29,240,001
for alleged rebating, was denied in
the court of appeals today.
- It is authoratively stated that the
government will now attempt to
bring the whole matter before the
Supreme Court on a writ certiorari.
The government in its petition for
a rehearing intimated that if the
opinion of the judges of the appelate
court, Grousscup, Seaman asd Baken
were allowed to stand it would nul
lify nearly every shred of rate ra
flormatory legisltion accomplisbhed
by the Roosevelt administration.
TWO KILLED IN WRECK.
Work Train on New England Road
Collides With Freight.
Deep River, Conn, Nov. 10. -
Two men were killed outright, two
others fatally injured and a half
dozen severely hurt when a work
train, with Italian section hands
aboard, crashed into the rear of a
freight train standing on the main
track of the New York, New Haven
and Hartford Railroad in front of
the station here this afternoon.
There were twenty-eight Itlalans on
the work train and all suffered in
The dead are .L rank A. Furlong.
of New London, a brakeman, and
one of the Italian section hands.
Shot Young Man.
Troy, Ala., Niov. 9.--News was
received here today of the serious
wounding of WV. WV. White, near
Banks, yesterday evening by Mr.
Wadley, a farmer. White eloped
with Miss Maud Wadley yesterday.
the couple coming to Troy to secure
a license and marry. After the cer
emony the couple started home and
were met on the road by the father
of the girl, who emptied the contenl
of a shotgun into the bridegroon .
White will recover.
A woman will do a lot of cheeky
things to improrea her complexion.
Pay For the Errors of Careless C
SOME HEROIC WORK
Surviving Passengers Prevent th'
Cremation of Victims of a Terrible he
and Fatal Collission on the New We
Orleans and Northwestern Railway M
Tracks at Little Woods- Al
New Orleans, Nov. 11.-It was a Cc
heavy price in human flesh and blood N
that paid for the errors of railroad
employes when a Great Northern ex- de
press crashed into the rear of a New m
Orleans & Northeastern local passen m
ger train shortly before 9 o'clock this
morning at Little Woods, a small sta- i
tion on the Lake Pontchartrain, 12 m
miles north of this city.
Eleven dead and many more in- u
jured, some of them fatally, is the g
record of the wreck, which was at- o;
tended by unusually gruesome scenes tc
in the fog-bound swamps. To add to ii
the horror of the situation the work '
of the surviving passengers prevent- w
ed the cremation of those pinned e:
down in the debris. a
Between Slidell and New Orleans g
the Great Northern trains run over u
the tracks of the New Orleans & o
Northeastern. A local train of the a
Northeastern from Hattiesburg, due t'
to arrive in New Orleans at 8:30
a. m., is followed by a fast Great is
Northern train from Covington. i1
scheduled to reach here at 8:40 a. m. b
This morning the Northeastern v
train was late and the difference s
of 20 minutes between the running e
of the trains was considerably re
When Engineer Blackman of the
Great Northern train took the North
eastern tracks at Slidell, he says, he
was given the usual right of way
signal and proceeded toward New
Orleans at a 45-mile an hour clip. I
As the station at Little Woods was Q
approached he discovered the North- t
eastern local, which suddenly loom- s
ed up out of the fog. C
Fireman McCarty leaped from the t
engine, but Blackman applied 'his t
brakes and remained at the throttle s
while the , ponderous locomlotive
ploughed its way through the train i
ahead, leaving .behind it death and ?
destruction. Blackman crawled out t
practically unscathed, while his fire
man sustained painful injuries in
No one in the Great Northern ex- I
press was seriously hurt, but those I
aboard the Northeastern train were f
not so fortunate. The nose of the
big express engine tore Its way en
tirely through the two rear coache.
of the local and the crash of split
ting timber was followed by the
groans of those pinned down in th-e
A little golden-haIred boy waved
his hands piteously above his head,
unable to extricate himself from the
wreckage. A socre or more of men:
some of them stained wIth their own t
blood, made heroic effort to rescuei
the child, but in vain. This child
was Willie Attaway, 3-year-old son
of Mrs. Alphonse Attaway of Slidell.
His little body was taken out of the
wreck several hours later, horribly
mutilated, and placed beside ~those
of others whose lives were sacri
ficed in the catastrophe.
SENATOR TILLMAN SHOCKED.
Carmack Was Knightly and Noble
Trenton, Nov. 10.--The corre
spondent of The News and Courier
carried Senator Tillman the news of
the sudden and tragic death of hisc
former colleague, Senator Carmack.
of Tennessee, today. He was very
much surprised and shocked and said
that Mr. Carmack was a knightl;
and noble-hearted gentleman, and
that the South can ill spare such 2
men at this time. "His taking off
in such a way and for such a cause
is deplorable, nay, horible," sai-1
Senator Tillman, "and without know-r
ing anything about the facts the t
newspaper reports would indicate a
that he was assassinated, being shot ~
from behind and any one who knew
him would feel absolutely certain
that he was not running. Altogeth- tl
er it is a lamentable affair."
Cotton Seed Meal as Fertilizer.
Although cotton seed meal con
tains considerable percentages of nr
phosphate acid and potash, a large e
proportion of which has been shown
to be readily available to plants, ift
is chiefly used as a source of nitrogen
in fertilizers. Storer states the
"experience has shown that cotton
seed meal is usually as good as fer
tilizer as regards Its nitrogen as
either dried fish or flesh scrap, pro
vided the land is not too dry." Cot
ton seed meal has given excellent re
sults, especially in the Southern
States, as a fertilizer for sugar cane,
cotton and corn. It has also been
successfully substituted for barnyard i
manure in the culture of tobacco. jj
While cotton seed meal, as the
above facts show, has high value i!
when applied directly as a fertilizer.
a more rational practice in many
cases is to feed the meals to animals
and apply the resulting manure to
the soil. From 80 to 90 per rent of
the fertilizing materials of the meal
will thus be recovered in the manure.
and additional benefit will be se
cure.d in the production of meat, K
milk. etc.--Farmers' Bulletin, U. S.
Dept. Agriculture. *
BOLD ROBBERESS BAFFLED.
Forced Woman to Go for Money But
Denver, Col., Nov. 9.-A woman
giving her name as Mrs. H. C. Zones t
this afternoon compelled Mr.
Genevieve Chandler Phipps, divorcedI
wife of Lawrence Phipps, a Pittsbur'
millionaire, to take her in an auto
mobile to a bank to get $10.000 that
she demanded of Mrs. Phipps, whom
she threatened to blow to pieces
ith dynamite. At the bank Mrs.
Cones was overpowvered by special
NVENED AT MEMPHIS ON LAST
esident of Southern Cotton Grow- t;
ers' Association Makes Strong Plea
for Better Prices.
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 10.-The I
uthern Cotton conference began t
re today. Gov. M. R. Patterson
Ilcomed the delegates. The re -
onses were made by E. S. Gay of c
:ntgomery and Harvie Jordan of
:lanta. president of the Southern
>tton Growers' association. Gov.
)el of Mississippi also spoke.
!Lrvie Jordan was made permanent
airman. In an interview Mr. Jor
Ln said the meeting would be the
ost important conference of cotton
en ever held.
Mr. Jordan said that it was indeed
sting that it should be assembled
this the largest interior cotton
arket in the world.
"We have assembled," he contin
?d, "to safeguard and protect the
reat staple crop of the South from
ie artificial and depressing influence
federated interests which operate
> the detriment of every business
terest in this section of America.
Ve face a serious condition and
'hether we will arise equal to the
iergency and protect our interests
s men of brain and business sa
acity or indifferently accept the sit
ation and parade before the world
ur voluntary weakness, is the issue
hich presents itself to this conven
Mr. Jordan said that raw cotton
s the only great staple commodity
: the world today which is selling
elow the cost of production, not
rithstanding the fact that it repre
ents one of the world's greatest ne
"That this great staple should
ver sell at a priee to the cotton
mowers of less than 10, cents per
ound Is a reflection upon the man
tood and intelligemee of the South
"If the cotton growers, bankers,
erchants and allied business Inter
sts of the South will determine that
he price of cotton must and sha'i
o back to 10 cents before the month
if November passes, that price will
>e protected, the financial future of
he South will be saved and not a
pindle In the world will be injured."
Mr. Jordan' condemned "night rid
ng" and urged that the convention
,ive its attention to the boll weevil
nenace. He also recommended the
ormation of a chain of warehouses
herefrom redeipts could be issue .
hich would be acepted as collateral
'or short time loans by the leading
inancial institutions In this country
tnd in Europe.
Bishop Gaynor of the Episcopal
Iiocese of Tennessee also spoke.
Woman Arrested for Murderess Will
Sue the Railroad.
New York, Nov. 13.--Mrs. Cora
3. Heeren has brought suit again::t
he New York Central railroad, ask
ng $3,000 damages, because, as she
tleges, she was mistakcen for Mrs.
elle Gunness, the Laporte, mI.,
nurderess, a'nd taken from the train
rom Utica last summer.
Her mother, it is said, who was
'ith her at the time, has filed suit
or a similar amount for allieged in
Lignities to which she was submit
Mrs. Heeren, who lives In Brook
yn, declares that she suffered such
Sshock that neither she nor her
nother has completely recovered.*
Why Joyner Left Home.
"Are you ready to receive the ob
igation?" asked the Most Upri'ght
upreme Hocus-Pocus of the Order
f Hoot Owls, says Judge.
"I am," said the candidate firmly.
"Then take a sip of this prussic
cid, place your right -hand in this
ot of boiling lead, rest your left
and upon this revolving buzz-saw,
lose your eyes and repeat after
Eearly next morning shreds of
oyner's clothing were found upon
e bushes and trees all alon-g the'
oad to Pottsville, thirty miles dis
ant, and at Scrabbletown, sixty
iles away, he was reported stili
eaded west. *
A man can get awful morbid over
e political depravity of the country
he doesn't like the coffee his wife
ves him. -
Fortune is sometimes fickle, but
isfortune is always sincere.
The" only bakingp<
ioyal Grape Crea
a wholesome, hig
STherc is greater deception Is the sale a
nd the Office He Was In Set on
Greenville, Nov. 10.-A most mys
'rious thing happened in this city
half-past 11 o'clock last night.
,t that hour fire was discovered in
ie office of William Goldsmith, Jr,
sal estate agent in the Palmetto
uilding on Main street. As the
remen entered the' room a man was
)und lying on the floor with his
ead wrapped. He was hastily re
ioved, and it was found that he was
Ir. T. E. McCullough, Mr. Gold
He says that as he entered the
ffice from a closet about 11 o'clock,
ome one threw a rag over his hea.l
.nd that was the last he knew until
Le came to in the police station.
['he rag was chloroformed and it
s very plain that the work was that
>f robbers. The flames were extin
;uished with a little damage.
Mr. McCullough was down posting
iis books, and they were all out on
he shelves, and the safe was open.
Mr. McCullough's keys were taken
rom his pocket, and thus far, the
police have not been able to find
them. The whole case is shrouded
in mystery, but the general opinion
is that robbers had chloroformed Mr.
McCullough. How the fire originated
is a mystery.
PATRICK WANTS TO DIE.
Slayer of Rice Didn't Like Commu
tation of Sentence.
New York, November S.-To ar
gue before the United State Su
preme Court a motion to advance the
appeal to that Court in the case of
Albert T. Patrick, convicted of the
murder of William Marsh Rice in
this city eight years ago, William L.
McDonald, attorney for Patrick, left
tonight for Washington.
The motion is expected to .come
up before the Supreme Court to
morrow when Patrick's counsel says,
he will further ask the Suprme Court.
for. a writ of habeas corpus for the
production of Patrick' in Washing- -
ton in order that he may argue' his
Patrick's appeal is ' to declare 11
legal the commutation granted him
by Governor Higgins .whereby his.
sentence to die 'in the electric chair
was changed to -imprisonment for
life. Patrick made the point that
life imprisonment was ~ a much ose
verer sentence than that which con
demned him to- die.
Because Bryan Failed to be Elected
Raleigh, Nov. 10.-H. L. Smith,
joint station agent for the Norfolk
and Southern and., Raleigh and
Southport railroad, at Varina; twenty
miles from Raleigh, committed'sin
cide this morning by discharging
both loads of a double-barrel shot
gun into his head. Je had a. stIng
attached to ~the trigger to shoot.
He left a note that he was per
fectly sane, had contemiplated suicide
for some time but- could not bring
himself to the point -until now..
It is reported that he, was despon-'
dent over Bryan's defeat. He was
23 years old. He -had been at the
station eight months.
NEGRO BOY FOUND DEAD.
Ghastly Find Made in. Greenwood Oil
Mill Seed Warehouse.
Greenwood, Nov. 10.-Special:
Arthur Warner, a young negro boy,
was found dead, yesterday 4n- the
big seed warehouse of'the Greenwood
Oil Mills here. His neck was. broken.
by the fall, though foul playf Is not
suspected. Rather It Is thought that
his neck was broken by a fall, irhich
he evidently had wbile crawling
in the house: hunting a place to
sleep. He fell into. a deep seed ph,.
and this was probably the cause of
his broken neck. He was seen
around the oil mill at midnight Sat
"TAX ON JUTE BA.GGING UNJUST"
Cotton Exchange Says it is 'Burden'
on Cotton Industry.
New Orleans, La., November- 9.
The New Orleans Cotton' Exchange
today passed resolutions calling upion
Congress to reduce the present tar
if On jute' bagging used for balling
cotton. "This tax is a direct burden;
on cotton raising industry of the
South for the benefit of a few manu
facturers- who are thus enabled to
thrive at the expense of the most
importanr. class of agriculturist in
this country," declares the resolu
>wder made from
m of Tartar, the
1 ingredient for
baking powders tilan ever before.
Cs rain of getting Dayal.