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WILMINGTON N. C. AUGCJST 7, 1908.
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DAMEkS & ((. RAIDED.
Fake Danker are Arrested and
Pat Under Heavy Hond.
New York, August 5. Tn police to
day rhided the offices of Daniels & Co.,
arresting Daniels and detaining all em
; ployes in the offices.
Five prisoners were taken. They
were Thomas P. Daniels, th alleged
head of the firm, Elisha Caldwell, -who
claimed to be the attorney for the firm;
.Richard Wood.-:, who said he was for
merly the representative of the firm in
Boston; John Avery, an employe, and
Samuel R. Bullock, who said he was
the contractor for the firm. The firm
described themselves as bankers and
The wafrants were issued on the
specific complaint of Edwin E. Co'l'ns,
of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that he had lost
$150. through the firm. Collins told the
police, however, that he had given al
most a thousand dollars to the firm and
had never received a penny from them
In court Caldwell was discharged, the
prosecutor saying the the lawyer had
nothing to do with the firm.
- Daniels was held in $2,000 bail and the
remainder of the prisoners in $1,000 bail,
each for examination next Tuesday.
Th specific charge is grand larceny
in the first degree.
World' Fair IluildinK the Scene of
Death and Injury.
St. L.ouis, Mo., August 5. One of tV.e
heaviest storms of the year, and cf
brief duration, swept over St. Lioui
this afternoon. The furious wind tore
through the worlds Pair Grounds, kill
ing Theodore Richter, a flourist, prob
ably fatally injuring A. R. Clark, a car
penter, and seriously injuring seven
other workmen besides causing damage
to Worlds Fair buildings and other
property generally throughout the city
to the extent of $10,000.
The weather had been extremely
warm, the temperature registering 94
decrees. Suddenly the sky began to
grow dark, and soon after the storm
broke wi.th the force of a gale. At the
World's Fair grounds the agricultural
building was struck. by the gale and six
laborers working on scaffolding were
hurled to the ground. Theodore Rich
ter, a florist from Kirkwood, suburb,
was on the ground running to shelter
when a flying plank struck him.
The World's Fair fire department turn
ed out and hastily dug the injured men
from the debris and hurried them to
A. R. Clark was so badly injured that
it is believed he will die.
JUDGE HARGIS TESTIFIES .
He Says He Saw Ewen Running
and Marcum Fall.
Cynthiana, Ky., August 5. In the
Jett-White trial today the defense Mrs.
Lulu South, a sister of Judge Hargis,
on the witness stand. Her testimony
was contradictory of Miss Emma Clark
who testified for the commonwealth last
Friday. Mrs. South corroborated for
the defense in placing Curtis Jett in the
court house yard after the firing of the
Judge James Hargis was placed on
the stand. He said he saw Ewen run
ning and Marcum fall, and saw Curtis
Jett on a street corner near a tree, af
ter the shooting.
Judge Hargis was cross-examined by
Mr. Eyrd. In reply to a question as to
why he stood by Jett, his nephew,
when they did not speak to each other,
Hargis said Jett was not tried right by
being brought to court by fifty soldiers
and a gattling gun. On being pressed
for another reason, Hargis stated that
Jett's mother, who was his elder sister,
had cared for h'm during the war wnen
his father had been chased away by
federal soldiers and that as an honest
man he now wanted to repay that debt
OFFICERS BEFORE GRAM) JURY.
Governor, Secretary of State,
Treasurer and Auditor Called.
Jefferson City Mo., August 5. Gov
ernor Dockery, Secretary of State
Cook. Treasurer Williams and Audi
tor Allen, who comprise the executivr
department of the state, were sum
moned today before the Cole county
grand jury that is investigating
crarges of legislative boodling. 'All or
the officials appeared before the jury.
Statements have been made in cer
tain newspapers declaring that the
state officials should be investigated,
and it is probable that the grand jury
called these to give them an opportun
ity to testify regarding boodling nd
to deny any accusations that may have
been made against them.
l'hil May Dead.
London. August 5. Phil May. the
artist and illustrator of Punch. The
Graphic, and other periodicals, is
dead. Mr. May died of phthisis, af
ter a year of noor health. ThA end
was probably hastened by his Bohe
mian life, hard work and fondness
for late hours. The papers this morn
ing express the greatest sympathy
and regret at the short careeer of the
man who was regarded among the
greatest black and white artists since
the days of John Leech.
Wriffht Allowed Bail.
London. August 5. Wrieht. the
promoter and director of the London
and Globe Corporation, limited, was
arrfcugned at the Guild Hall police
court - today and remanded after for
mal evidence of his arrest had been !
taken. The prisoner was released on
bail of 5233.000. of which he provided
$125,000,and three sureties guaranteed
the remaining $125,000.
TWO - FAILED
Making Six Failures On
the Exchange In
Firm of Sharp &. Bryan Dealt
Mainly in Virginia - Carolina
Chemical, United StaJ Realty &.
Construction and Southern. Rail
way Member of Firm are Both
Members of Board Cause of Their
Failure i.n Attributed to Decline
in Virginia-Carolina Chemical
Stock Firm of Hurlbutt, Hatch &
Co. Has Been Financially embar
rassed for Some Weeks.
New York, August 3. Two more
i Stock exchange failures, making a total
I Of 2IX in the last eleven hllinpsa Hnvs
were recorded today when Sharp and
Bryan & Hurlbutt, Hatch & Co., an
nounced their inability to meet their
obligations. Neither failure occasioned
the slightest surprise; in fact, both had
been discounted for a week or more.
The failure of Sharp & Bryan came
during the morning session, shortly af
ter the market had recovered from its
demoralized opening. That of Hurl
butt, Hatch & Co., was announced in
the afternoon just as prices throughout
the list were tumbling lower than at
any time before.
Th day's business can best be sum
marized by the statement that fully
two-thirds of the active list touched the
lowest record reached during the pres
ent movement which had its inception
At the close of the day some of the
solid interests and it is significant that
these interests have been "out of the
market" for weeks past, save here and
there, when support was most neces
sary. They declared that the financial
atmosphere was being clarified, but for
all that Wall street as a whole could
see no silver lining in the clouds, much
less a golden one.
Other failures were confidently pre
dicted and the names of several impor
tant firms were mentioned as among
those in financial straights.
A sharp break in sterling exchange
during the day was coup'ei with the
suggestion that at least one interna
tional banking house had been making
desperate efforts to borrow money
abroad. Officers of leading local banks
and trust companies declined to discuss
the situation except to express confi
dence as to the sound condition of the
financial institutions. The day began
ominiously. Opening prices on the ex
change were decided lower almost all
through the list, but the break was
checked by supporting orders. In fact,
veteran observers were heard to de
clare that but for this support a panic
would certainly have occurred.
The Sharp & Bryan failure made
little impression on values but towards
noon the list receded the decline in
cluding most all the standard shares,
the market then becoming dull except
during the last hour and a half when
stocks were again thrown over ruthless
ly and the closing was weak and ex
Today's shrinkage alone aggregates
many millions of dollars. Countless
"stop loss" orders were caught in the
selling avalanche, and it is probable
that hundreds of weak accounts were
closed in utter disregard of the losses
sustained by their owners.
The list of stocks that touched their
lowest level Includes Atchison. Balti
more and Ohio, Chesapeake and Ohio,
Chicago and Alton, common and pre
ferred. Chicago Gneat Western and the
debentures and second preferred, Chi
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, Chicago
and Northwest, common and preferred:
Delaware and Hudson; Colorado and
Southern; first and second preferred;
Denver and Rio Grande, common and
preferred; Great Northern preferred:
Evans ville and Terre Haute preferred;
Long Island. Louisville and Nashville;
Kansas and Texas; Missouri Pacific,
New York. Ontario and Western: Rock
Island, common and preferred: St. Lous
Southwestern: common and preferred;
Southern Railway common and prefer
red: Texas and Pacific; Union Pacific,
and Wabash preferred.
In the industrial class new low re
cords were the order in American Cot
ton Oil; American Locomotive, common
and preferred: American Smelting, pre-
i ferred; Republic Iron and Steel com
mon and preferred; United States
Leather; United States Realty common
and preferred; United States Steel pre
ferred. Virginia-Carolina Chemical,
command and preferred; American Hide
and Leather, preferred; American
Snuff; American Sugar; Hocking Coal
: and Iron: Consolidated Gas; Continen-
tal tobacco preferred: venerai iectric,
National Biscuit; New York Air tfrake;
Pacific Mail; Peoples Gas; Virginia
Iron, Coal and Coke, and Pressed Stel
To these lists should be added Brook
lyn Rapid Transit, and such specialties
as American Express, United States
Express, and corn products, common
and preferred. Fully a dozen or more
other issues sold on a parity with pre
vious low prices of the year.
The.se stock made the greatest net
ioss-s for the day.
American Snuff 1 points; General
Electric Z 1-2; Pullman Palace Car
7 3-4; Sugar 2; St. Paul 2 3-4; Colored
and Southern first and second preferred
o 1-S: and 4 3-4 respectively; Consoli
dated Gas 6; Brooklyn Union Gas 4 1-2;
Delaware and Hudson 5; Denver and
Rio Grande preferred 4; Evansville and
Terre Haute 7 1-2; Metropolitan sub
scriptions 5; Missouri Pacific 5 5-8; St
Louis and" San Francisco, Chicago and
Lasterr. Illinois Certificates 10; St
L-ouis; Southwestern preferred 4 3-4
Texas and Pacific Land Trust 4; Wa
bash preferred 4 1-2; and reading and
Lake Erie first preferred 5.
In the entire list just 7 stocks made
net gains, these including an advance
of 2 1-2 per cent, in Virginia-Carolina
Chemical, preferred. Slightly over 1,
000,000 shares changed hands during the
day. The heaviest trading was in
Atchison, Baltimore and Ohio, St. Paul,
Erie common. Missouri Pacific, Union
Pacific. Pennsylvania, Reading, com
mon and United States Steel common,
the latter leading the list with a total
of more than 85,000 shares.
SHARP & BRYAN FAIL.
The failure of Sharp & Bryan, (W
W. Sharp and C. S. Bryan) excited gen
eral sympathy as these men are mem
bers of the board and popular on the
Stock exchange. Mr. Bryan is a mem
ber of the governors of the exchange.
The firm was organized in 1801. They
were specialists in several stocks, more
particularly in Virginia-Carolina Chem
ical and their failure is regarded as di
rectly attributable to the decline in
those shares. During last year's boom
chemical preferred sold as high as
134 7-8 and the common at 80. They
closed at 80 and 23 3-4 respectively. Ac
cording to the statement of the assignee
Sharp & Bryan's liabilities are about
$5,000,000 mostly secured. Assets are
said to include several million dollars
of -stock exchange securities, the value
of which is almost altogether contin
gent on market conditions.
HURLBUTT, HATCH & CO.
The firm of Hurlbutt, Hatch & Co.,
(John Henry Hurlbutt) (E. Sanford
Hatch, the board member, and J. Frai
Iey Smith) was organized in Septem
ber 1839. Their financial embarrass
ment has been a matter of general com
ment in "the "street" for some week's.
No statement regarding their affairs
was obtainable today. An assignment
was made to Henry B. Ketcham, a law
yer, of the firm of Reid, Esselstyn and
The firm of Sharp & Bryan wasor
ganized July 2, 1891; the individual
members being W. W. Sharp and Chas.
S. Bryan, both board members. The
office of the firm is at 25 Broad street,
and they were known as specialists in
Virginia-Carolina Chemical, United
States Realty and Construction and
The firm had a mercantile agency
rating of from $200,000 to $300,00,0.
G. H. Sullivan of the law firm oil Sul
livan and Cromwell, was made assignee
of the suspended firm.
Sharp and Bryan were prominent in
operations on the curb. They were spe
cialists there in American Bridge,
Northern Securities and Seaboard
shares. The firm offered large blocks
of Seaboard shares, for sale on the curb
yesterday. The greater part of Sharp
& Bryan's obligations on the exchange,
were liquidated yesterday and several
hanks and trust companies threw out
their loans. In fact, the greater part
of yesterday's liquidation on the ex
change was for Sharp & Bryan's ac
count. Mr. Cromwell, counsel for the assignee
of Sharp & Bryan made the following
"The firm, made the general assign
ment for the purpose of insuring equal
ity among its creditors without pref
erence. The cause is directly attribu
table to the sudden and extreme
shrinkage in the market value of the
securities of the firm. The liabilities
mostly secured, are about $5,000,000. The
value of assets comprising almost ex
clusively stock exchange securities to
the amount of several million dollars.
Is dependent on the market conditions.
Most of the creditors recognizing that
present conditions are short lived, are
very fairly and wisely withholding
their securities from sale."
An unofficial statement was made to
the effect that the firm had no open con
tracts in the market and that at today's
prices there was still a fair margin on
their loans. It was added that if prices
did not decline further the firm would
be able to liquidate its assets on a sat
CARNEGIE'S PRINCELY GIFT.
Donated ,f 2..00.MKJ to Hit Birth
place in Scotland.
London. August 5. Andrew Carnegie
has made known his intention to do
nate $2,500,000 in United States steel
corporation bonds to Dunfermiline,
Scotland, his birthplace.
He stipulates that the gift shall be
employed in keeping up the estate of
Pittencrieff which contains the tower
in which Malcolmn Canmore marriea
Princess Margaret, and which he re
cently purchased, as a pleasure
Editor Grandy Dead.
Norfolk. August 5. Albert H. Gran- '
dy, editor of the Norfolk Virginian- j
Pilot, and president of the Virginian !
Publishing company, died tonight of
apoplexy at White Face Inn. Lake
Placid, N T., where he was summer
ing with his family.
POPE PIUS X
Will Be Crowned As the
Pope On Next
American Pilgrims are Received by
Pontiff Through Influence of Car
dinal Gibbons They Presented
Him With Zncehetto in Ex.
change for One He Wore Re
ceived Americans Very Cordially
He Arose at 5:30, .Saying He
Would Not Change His Habits,
But Afterwards Said, "How Shall
I Get Along Without My Long
Rome, August 5. The spirit of "The
King is dead long live the King," which
has been repeated through all the long
ages upon a change of sovereigns was
the dominant note today at the Vati
can among those gathered there, not to
acknowledge an earthly sovereign, but
to accept without reserve Pope Pius X.
as their spiritual King. Not only had
America enjoyed the honor of first an
nouncing, through the Associated Press,
the accession of the present Pontiff to
the chair of St. Peter's but today
Americans enjoyed the far greater priv
ilege and honor of being the first among
those of many other countries, who
were to follow and convey to his Holi
ness the homage of the nations. The
American pilgrimage, conducted by
John J.McGrane, of New York, and
Father Lynch, of Niagara University
of Buffalo. N. Y., which left the Unit
ed 'States for its pious journey to 'Rome
to receive the blessing of Leo XIII ar
rived while the conclave was sitting.
Cardinal Gibbons yesterday secured
the consent of the pope to receive his
fellow countrymen. This afternoon all
were at the bronze doors of the Vati
can. They were met by Monsignor
Kennedy, rector of the American Col
lege, and conducted to the hall of in
scriptions. After a considerable wait,
there was a murmured "hush, hush,"
and two Swiss guards, entered from a
corridor. Before the pilgrims could
quite realize it the pope stood among
them. Pius X. is a little taller than
Cardinal Gibbons, giving, however, the
impression of being a much larger man
as he is inclined to stoutness. He has
.abundant errav hair, with no sign of
baldheadness, dark clear eyes, hand-i
some features and a magnificent voice,
low in tone, to which is added a pecu
liar grace due to his musical Venetian
accent- His whole person emanated
great benignity and cordiality.
He walked slowly, but with the firm
ness of quite a young man down the
long kneeling line, accompanied by Car
dinal Gibbons and Monsignor Kennedy,
and gave to each of the pilgrims as he
passed his hand to be kissed. He spoke
a few words to almost everyone. Piu3
X. was arrayed completely in white,
without a gleam of color, except that
whicn sparkled from the huge emerald
on his finger. Cardinal Gibbons was on
his right n red robes and Monsignor
Kennedy on his left in purple. They
were preceded by Swiss guards with
halberds and followed by members- of
the noble guard. The moving group was
set oft by the kneeling women who were
all in black. The men wore dress euits
and the priests black gowns. Pope
Pius X. appeared to be very much in
terested when Father Lynch presented
to him a box containing a white zuc
We would be extremely gratified if
your Holiness would accept this gift in
exchange, for the one you wear."
"I will cheerfully do so," the pope
Thereupon Monsignor Bisleti lifted
the zucchetto which the pope word
from his head and replaced it with the
one which had been presented by Fath
er Lynch. The pope spoke especially
to Rev. John E. Burke, pastor of the
church of St. Benedict, the Moor, of
New York, and Father Wall, who ex
pressly represented Arch Bishop Far
ley, and to Rev. James Roger Mat
thews, of Washington. To Father Burke
he gave a special benediction for the
colored people. Occasionally as th
pope passed along he laid his hand
upon the head of one of the pilgrims.
When Pius reached the persons who
waved two American flags, at St.
Peter's, who were carrying them today,
"Cara, cara, America, dear America
forty-four stars, eh."
When he reached the last person in
the line he turned, and while all the
pilgrims knelt he gave the apostolic
blessing, ending with the words:
"I recommend myself to your pious
It was a moment of most intense
emotion and scarcely an eye was dry.
WILL NOT CHANGE HABITS.
Rome, August 5. Pope Pius X. rose
at 5:30 this morning saying that he did
not wisi to change his habits. He slept
last night in the apartment occupied
by Cardinal Oreglia during the inter
regnum, which is situated on the first
floor of the Vatican. No decision has
been taken concerning the Pontiff's ul
timate quarters, but it is already said
that he desires them to be extremely
At 7:15 the pope said mass, assisted
only by Monsignor Bressan, his convla
vist. He afterwards took breakfast,
consisting of only coffee, milk and aroll.
Then, as he stood against the window,
from which he caught a glimpse of the
gardens of the Vatican, the Pontiff ex
claimed: "My first pleasure, when I
can spare a moment, .will b? to explore
the gardens which now confine my lit
tie world. Heigho! How shall I get on
without my long country tramps; how
I shall miss them and my see."
Pope Pius wished to see most of the
innumerable telegrams of congratula
tion received, giving instructions for
the answers to those for which he cared
most, and looked at the copies, chang
ing here and there a word.
The third and last obedience of the
Sacred College wjs consummated this
morning with the same ceremonial as
before, in the Sistine Chapel, the pope
being in his full pontificial robes and
palpably restored in mind and nerves
by a night's rest. The cardinals filed
before him and kissed his hand and
foot, all smiling and apparently in a
perfectly contented frame of mind.
They themselves in turn received a
hearty embrace from Pius X.. The
music was directed by Abbe Perosi who
was the pontiff's protege, all present
remarking how the Sistine Choir had
improved its method since being under
the Abbe's care. Every available cor
ner of the small chapel was filled this
morning and those present seemed to
forget Pius X. in their pleasure in the
magnificent harmony of the voices of
choir, and the feast of color as they
rested their eyes on the pictures be
fore them. The ceremony ended about
Both going to and coming frojy the
Sistine Chapel, when he passed through
the Raphael Loggia and the Ducal hall
the pope refused to be carried in the
Sedla Gestatoria, which, however, fol
lowed him. After taking i few steps.
he turned to Monsignor Bisleti.and said:
"I shall never voluntarily get into
The new pope has confirmed Cardi
nal Orelina as camerlengo. Cardinal
Agliardi will probably be secretary of
The pope, yielding to the pressure ex
ercised by the foreign cardinals, who
are desirous of returning to their re
spective countries as soon as possible,
has decided that" his coronation r shall
take place next Sunday.
The Railways Kick .on Assessment
of Their Property.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh N. C, August 5. Upon ap
plication by the corporation commis
sion this afternoon, Judge Geo. H.
Brown appointed Thomas Daniels, re
ceiver of the Farmers and Mechanics
bank of New Bern, whose cashier has
defaulted for over 75,000 dollars and
Today the Seaboard Air Line, the
Southern and the Atlantic Coast Line
Railways through their attorneys filed
exceptions to the corporation commis
sion's assessment of railways. These
exceptions are of the same general
tone. That of the Southern for exam
ple sets forth that it is filed because
the assessments are believed to be
greater than the properties treu value,
calculated upon any lawful and Just
method, applicable to such values, and
disproportianally greater than person
al property valuations, that it is ad
mitted in certain townships or tax Gis
tricts in some counties there is a full
valuation of real estate but that this
is the exception and not the rule.
That laws by which the assessments
are made are void and in conflict with
the fourteenth amendment of the
United States constitute because It
prescribes a different and more oner
ous rule for assessing railway property
from that of all other kinds of proper
ey and thus denies to railways equal
protection of law.
the taxable values of property In this
(Raleigh) township are increased $1,
500,000. There is very little increase
in any other townships. A great kick
is made by the citizens against in
crease. They will begin hearing them
on the ninetteeth.
The secretary of state today char
tered the Marietta Tobacco Warehouse
Company of Robeson county, with a
capital of $10,000.
Reception to Negro Regiment.
Springfieldj 111.. August 5. Gover
nor and Mrs. Richard Yates, assisted
by Auditor of Public Accounts Mc-
Cullough, Assistant Secretary of
State Cianahan, and several secre
taries of departments, and local offi
cers of the Illinois National Guard,
gave a reception to the officers of the
Eighth Infantry. Illinois National
Guard, now in camp of instruction
at Camp Lincoln, at the executive
mansion tonight. During the even
ing the regimental band, stationed
on the lawn in front of the mansion's
psincipal entrance, gave a concert,
which was listened to by an enthusi
astic audience of citizens, mostly col
ored. BASE BALL YESTERDAY.
AMERICAN ' "B.
"Washington 1, New York 2.
Philadelphia 0. Boston 3.
Cleveland 8, Detroit 2.
New York-Philadelphia postponed
St. Louis-Cincinnati postponed rain.
Chicago 9, Pittsburg 2.
SOUTHERN LEA QUE,
Birmingham 1, Nashville 5.
New Orleans 2 Memphis 4.
Montgomery 3, Atlanta 2.
Shreveport 8. Little Rock 7.
White Man Paid The Pen
alty For Murder of
Body of Masked Men Marched to
Jail, Brushed Aside Guards and,
Took Keys From Jailer Hamil
ton Was Taken From His Cell
and Into Streets. When Ther
Reached First and Filmary
Streets They Halted Under Elec
tric Light i0ie and Gave Him a
Chance to Confess, Which. "lie
Did He Was Then Lynched.
Asotin, Washn., August 5. Despite
the efforts of the victims father, Sher
iff Richards, of Asotin county, who had
sworn in 25 deputies to guard the man,
William Hamilton, a well-to-do- farmer,
the self-confessed murderer of -little
Mabel Richards, was forcibly taken
from the Asotin county jail shortly af
ter midnight and lynched by a mob of
more than one thousand men which had
been congregating all day from all part3
of Asotin county.
About 12:15 o'clock a band of men,
their faces concealed with handker
chiefs, marched to the jail. The officers
and guards were swept aside, and the
keys taken from the jailor. The bars
of the cell had to be sawed before the
door could be opened. Hamilton was
then dragged from the prison and into
Meanwhile another band of masked,
men had marched to the jail. They,
kept back the crowd which had waited
all nightfor the lynching. Guarded by
several masked men the mob came from
the jail with Hamilton followed by oth
er members. Then the men who had
been guarding the jail formed about
captive and captors and kept the crowd
away. When the lynchers with Hamil
ton reached First and Pilmore streets
they halted under a guy wire connect
ing electric light poles. Hamilton was
asked if he wanted to confess. He did
so. Finally he asked that his jewelry
and trinkets he had be given his father
and mother and it was promised that
this would be done.
Then there was another delay. The
manner of Hamilton's death was being
discussed. Some wanted to torture him,
but it was decided to hang him. A
mask was put over the man's head, a
rope around his neck, thrown over the
guy wire, and seized by many of the
'lynchers. When they were certain he
was dead the body was left suspended.
The crowds then left.
"PEN" DIRECTORS MEET.
Insurance Company Deposits Neat
Sum Hinton at Work.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, August 5. Insurance
Commissioner Young today deposited
$21,000 with the treasurer as the re
ceipts of his department during July.
TV. M. Hinton, of Elizabeth City, ar
rived here today and formally accept
ed the position as state organizer of
the North Carolina anti-saloon league.
He goes to work immediately.
The penitentiary directors were la
session here today and had several ap
pli cations for convicts. The Southern
Railway wants five hundred, if possi
ble. It is thought that a hundred anl
fifty can be furnished a little later. A
large force of convicts are now at work
in the brick yards.
The directors had to pay the railroad
$400 for the transportation oZ coavicta
during W. H. Iays administration of
the penitentiary. It also had to pay
$230, as a part of a $300 debt Incurred
by Mr. Tay for some land in front of
Mr. Julian S. Carr left this afternoon
for Winston where he will, tomorrow
address the confederate veterans from
TWO BAD ACCIDENTS.
Two Boys Were Drowned and i
Young: Man Had Narrow Escape.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Beaufort, N. C, August 5. Ernest
and Raymond Conner, ages 11 and 13
years, only son3 of Samuel Conner,
a farmer, at Harlow thirteen miles from,
here went to the creek near their home
yesterday morning. Not returning at
night search was made and their bodies
were found. They are supposed t have
been playing on a raft and one falling
over board and in the others endeavor
to assist his brother both were drowned.
This afternoon while bathing near
here at the same place where Mr.
Joseph and family, of Goldsboro, came
near being drowned, a few weeks ago.
Mr. Rcbert Shaw, son of Mr. William
Shaw, of Durham, N. C, was rescued,
after going down twice. The doctor
had hard work in resuscitating him.
He could not swim and stepped in a
deep hole and would have beer, drown
ed but for timely assistance. i