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VOL. 1. NO. 1.
Weekljr, K t WUhe4 1860;Doily, Jan. 18, 1914.
ANDERSON, S. C. TUESDAY MORNING, JAN. 13, 1914.
PRICE FIVE CENTS. $5.00 PEF ANNUM.
Mystery Still i
REPORT IN DETAIL
The Remains Were Bropgbt to
American Soil Early Sun
(Hy Associated Press.)
Laredo, Texas, March 9 --"Rescu- I
crdo Remembrance"-written on a !
card attached to a shovel that protrud- (
cd from the ground was the single j
trace found of tho party of men who i
mysteriously entered Hidalgo eenie- j
tory ia Mexico, exhumed the body of (
Clemente Vergara and returned it U?'|
Texas. . '| ?
Versara'? body was carried across
thc Kio Grunde 45 miles below Larc- '
do Sunday morning and there it was j
found by a federal official, a state of
" fleer and a county deputy sheriff. Who ]
was ro'jopnsible for its removal from
Mexico was a question unanswerable, j
Ti: I:cody was here today awaiting
examination which state authorities
hope may disclose something to aid ,
them . in placing the blame for the
ranchman's violent death after he
was taken prisoner in Mexico .
Capt Sanders Reports
i Hy Associated Press.i
Au-jtin, Tex., March 9.-Preliminary
to un official investigation of the exe-'
cutlon in Mexico of elemento Vergara
American ranchman, and the myste- j
rlous return of his body early Sun
day morning to the United States, Gov.
O. B. Colquitt of Texas, late today di
rected Adjutant .General Hutchings !
to proceed to Lai-ed? immediately to
view tile body. Mr. Hutchings lef? for,
Laredo tonight. The. governor in
structed that photographs be taken \
?' of the wounds' oilba body and ot the j
. burned left hand, and proper measure- 1
Capt. J. J. Sanders, commander of.
Texas ranger?, in the Laredo ?district,!
TBS today telogrpahed hi* offici?t and;.
detailed report of the incident to Gov.
' Colquitt. who, without commenting,'
made it public. I'
"Vesara's body was brought across'j
thc river cn ? stretcher a?y?l, S.30 fi.
m Sunday morning and deposited on
bank on this side about four miles ?
down the river "tvin Belasco," says
* Captain Saundra. "This was *h* first.1
time i Baw the body I do not know'
who exhumed lt I turned the body!;
orr? to Veres?.ts. ?'slaUvea who wars i
on the river, and took lt to Laredo
and put it In an undertaking estab- '1
lishineut. I do not konw t haatny
one Held an Inquest or that any medl
cal examination of tho remains had
teen made. There ;.w?re two" bullet
holes In the head and one hand was
burned to a crisp, and the head look
ed Uko lt had been mashed" In."
S. A. Lynch Saya That He la Now
Ready to Come Hera and
J. S.-lawlor, president of Ibo Ac
derson Theatre company, yesterday '
received a lotter from s. A. Lyncu. J
tho Asheville theatre man, who ls now
ot Jacksonville, fla, in regard to fae <
local Uieatro. in this lotter. Mr. Lynch '*
said that he would come to Anderson ]
any time within the bett ten days to,1
close a deal With the local th??tre
company, either to tak? over their I ]
theatre or to lease the place.. Ha
madn the?? IOTA prepositions to the "o-1
cal folks when ho was hero several
weeks ago abd since that time ?hey
have been deliberating over th?s mat
Offlc era of thc' company are endeav
oring ta Rot Charles K. Bryant of B'.ch
mond, Va., ;ne. architect Who has In
chargo the plans, to bo present at the
trotting and It also hoped that A.
B. Cheatbam of AbbetlHo <?an, arrange
to be here when Mr. Lynch com??.
Mr. Choatham desires to figure on leas
ing the new :*hcatr-j and tr he cares
to maka a proposition it will bk Ve to
bp done by the time Mr. Lynch ar- !<
This sounds y ike real business to
Andorson .people and it ts not hard j j
for them! to shut their eyes and see ; <
a magnificent play house In Anderson''
at almost any minute now. ' <
Mm m Ah v. ?mm?oN
Wif* of tko T??j?*.?* ?r^'v'Uejj
Greenville, March 9.-^fe?- Geo. V/.ji
Drunson, Jr.. wi is af *\\Q editor tf thr i
Ort?i?::;? Pally NcVa. died at the]
homo o? 1er parent? In Wilmington, ' i
N. C., Monday morning at 10 o'clock.]
The funeral will be hsld in Wilmington 1
Tu ced ey morning. ? Mrs. ?rusos ts sur
.vlved by h;r husband sad two chil
n of Remains
NEW MILL MAN
L. J. Barbee Comes to Assume
Duties as Superintendent of
The new superintendent of the Ri
verside and Toxaway mills, L. J. Bar
bee, p*. Lockhart mills, arrived in Aft
icrson yesterday and will at once as
sume his duties. Mr. Uarhce expcctB
to move his family to Anderson with
in the near future.
Tho new officials comes to Ander
son with tho highest /ecommenda
Lions. He was sgoe'lntendent at
Lockhart Tor years. He was accom
panied here yesterday by Alfred
Moore, one of the foremost mill men
3f. South Carolina, an$ Mr.,Moore says
that the new superintendent is one
?? the best men la We? business.
iMa". Harbvc succeeds J. H. Merritt,
who tendered his resignation as su
perintendent of "the two Anderson
mills a short time ago.
FOR TtJE SCHOOLS
The 27th of March Will Be a Big
Occasion in the City of
The. Andorson county schools arc
planning 'Field Day exoretaes for
March 27. Thie will be one of the
largest gatherings over held in Ae
lerson. There are about 11,000 white
children in the schools of the county,
ind it is hoped "that all of these will
t?3 present, together w'th the teach
?rs axd patrons.
The schools q% Anderson have been .
lected: Pnrlng, Ivanhoe. HaUowe'en,
a, Boy scouts.
"If"there'dre" any ^^Wieen?ols that
would Ilk? to.enter a: float, arid fetl I
that their distance - from 'mderson |
would not be too groat, they are urged
to notify Miss Garlic gnon at once,
ind she will be glad to aid in the de
sign or in any other way possible.
On the 27th there will be contests In '
spelling, map-drawing and arithme
After this will b.- & picnic diu., s
it tho park.
in the afternoon the athletic con
test will be held. Any boys wishing
?pecia! infsrmtatlon |&oul this con
test, may wrlto to Pr$. G. W. Cham
Special prizes will be given in all
ji the couttHfis. Tflo jjrlzes will be
announced at an early date.
.IAH. H. CR Alt! XAJEKD
Captain Btaaletn Makes Him Assistant
' Bank Examiner I
Jas. H. Cralg has been appointed by,
Ivy M Mauldin as assistant state bank
sxamlner. ' Mr. Cralg was auditor or
Anderson county for a number of
roars and recently was cashier of the
Dime Savings Bank of this city. He
was prominently, spoken o? as a can
didate for Comptroller-General of the
state to oppose A. W. Jones, but tb?s
present appointment will meavj a much
norp pleasant and profitabel occupa-,
tica without th< necessity of making
l state campaign. Mr. Cralg has long
been a favorite in this city. He waaj
seeo captain of tjie Palnetto Riflemen,;
tias been an offic?n in a number or se- ;
sret organizations, and is an "an after,
llnner speaker' x>t some renown. He',
receives this appointment from Ivy M. ,
Mauldin of Hckena who was appoinl
?d last week to succeed B. J. Rhame,'
tvhose term vlll expire in April. Cap-|
tain Mauldin and Mr. Cralg will uual
PLAZA WI14* GET
THE WHITE WAY
Ladies of Civic League WiU Again
Offer to Furnish The Light
A rr.c .ting qf the ciyle association or
Uiderson will take place this after
noon at which Urns H will again be
ioelded to offer ?1 city council a
proposition in regard to the white-way
trouad the plass. The offer.of the la
ttes is to the effect that the league
will famish the poles for the lights,,
sompletad and ready to put up, if the
:lty will do the work of placing the1
the poles, having them wired and fur
nish the electricity that they will
>urn. This IS thought to be a splendid
iffer oa the part or the civic organ
sstion. Counatt will meot tonight
It ia said ?hat the ctvlc league will
?eo make a proposition Jp council,
when it convenes tonight to pave tho
walk way around the plrzA It council
will giv? its permission. It is pre
Bupsed that this will "be very easy to
GONE TO RES T
Mrs. Sallie Wilson Died Sunday
Meraing at her r-?onse In
News was received in Anderson Sun
day to the effect that Mrs. Sallie Wil
son,, one of WillianiBton's best known
women,, and one of Anderson county's
beBt loved women, had died Sunday
morning at 2:30 o'clock. Mrs. Wil
son had not been in ill health so far
us is known and had not been com
plaining. She awoke Sunday morning
at 2 o'clock with an attack of heart
trouble and medical assistance was at
onco summoned but before the phy
sician could arrive, she was dead.
She was 78 years of age and is sur
vived by the following children: Dr j
Wilson of Indianapolis, Mrs. Clatwor
thy of Honea Path and Lay ton Wilson
The deceased was a devout Chris
tian woman, being a member or the
Presbyterian church and sh?j had al
ways been closely identified with th;
church work of tho community in
which sh? lived.
Tho funeral services wen eo-iducti'd
this afternoon at 3 o'clock by Pov
Stewart of Polzcr and tb?* intormc'-U
will take place at the Big Creek cem
etery, a few'miles from Willmmston.
SCHOOL CLUB MEETS SATURDAY
Th-? Teachers' ' Club of Anderson
county will meet Saturday at tho
First Baptist church. The invocation
will bo by Rev. J. H. Gibboney. There
will be an address by Mr. W. 11. Bar
ton, subject^ "Agriculture." Mrs. Wal-i
1er Nardln. will sing. All teachers in
the county are urged to bo present.
J. WATSON OUTLINES AN
Greenville, Spartanburg and An
derson ask for. Some Con
A telegram was last night sent
to E. J. WVUwn, commissioner of ag
riculture.-. South Carolina, from
Spartsaburg, Gresnvllle and Ander
son chambers or commerce, respect
fully r*\\uestlng that If be saw fit to
take the ecoatlng pasty of automo
biles, via the low coun'ry towns on
their Capitol to Capitol highway In
spection trip, that he also grange for
hem is make the trip back to Wash
ington via Anderson. Greenville. Spar
tanburg, Chorlotto, etc. The step was
taken following the. announcement of
yesterday that Mr. Watson wonld con
duct the party by way of Cheraw and
Columbia Into Georgia on the trip of
inspection through the state.
K&?!c of this section know that the
national highway route as now fol-1
lowed la the most logical route, that It
is the most direct route sod'the route
that tho pathfinders will select ir they
be given gn opportunity to Inspect it;
that is the reason that the telegram
was sent to Mr. Watson last night. At
the time of the Intelligencer going'.to
press this morning no reply had hoes
rocQtved from the commissioner but
It is presumed that some reply will
The automobile organization refer
red to is maintained by a plan of scien
tific management on tho part of the
United States office of public roads
and the American highway association
and tbp trip in immediate prospect Is
for the purpose of selecting whst is
to be known r.s the capltol. highway.
The tourist > will make a start trotn
Richmond. Vs.: nn M?rch 17, at S:?<?
A. M. god will make as good time com
ing South as weather conditions may
And-?rton people, as weir the the
people of Greenville snd Spartanburg
feel sure that the route should em
brace., all three of the counties and
they will spare no effort In undertak
ing to convince both tho commis- 1
sloners of agriculture and the tourists
Ciat this Is the case.
! BE AT ADDRESS BY DR, H.NYBKR
There was s larg<; audience at the
court house Sunday to hear Henry
Nelson Border, LI*. D.. president of
Wbrford College, who had come here
? the invitation of Secretary Burnett1
to address the men of Anderson under j
the auspices of the v. M. CA. This!
was the most scholarly address of the
whole winter series, snd its concluding!
apostrophe to the return home of the
prodigal was a beautiful piece or word
' PHKft3>ENT ENTERTAINS
(By Associated Press)
Washington, March 9.?President
Wilson tonight entertained at dinner
with Representative and Mrs. Oscar
W. Underwood as guests of honor.
Mrs. Wilson wbo Is still Indisposed,
u in i lui lu
ABOUT tHE POSTION OF THE
TRUSTEES OF CITY .
Mr. J. A. Brock, the Chairman
gives a True Statement of
Tho Dully Intelligencer, has boon In
formed that it has un intent ion all y done
an injustice to the Southern Public
Utilities Company lb reproducing from j
another paper v.-hnt purported* to be a J
list of roasons assigned ,by the school
trustees for not paying tho bill for wa
ter used by the public schools last
month. A reporter for this paper has
boon shown nn official communication,
in which it is stated that the reason
actuating thi board was that tho(
statement might'bo looked Into. The'
board bad never before boon called
upon to pay a water bill, and the mat
ter was put aside to bo acted upon
at the next regular meeting.
One of tho trustee* stated no such
a tin as published bad boon taken, and i
J the board had not thought of taking
such action and, had expressly declin
1 eJ to (In-an, find hn?* m?r?!y referred
the matter to the board's attorney for i
advice. Upon this' information, Tin]
Intelligencer inquired of tho chair-'
man of the board, Mr. J. A. Brock, jUBt
what had happened
Pen kid by Mr. Brach
"Wo did not isaea ?at paper publish
ed Saturday. its Brock. Mr.
Shearer during'the meeting presented
a long paper, Xv long as the Declara
tion of Indep ' ifriWB and asked that
he wanted tl:.c 1*/ \rwto'refuse to pay
the water ht::'^dvwf?cC'ept these as
the reasons 1*04' frjgrd did not want
any such thing spr|j|j| on the minutes
and said ?o
i suiyti 'afalji1
aworney of the
"I told Mr. Shearer Monday that-he
had done the board of trustees an in
justice in publishing that payer.''
Mr. W. H. Shearer, the trustee re
ferred to, is also the city engineer.
Mr. H. A. Orr. manager q'. the util
ities company, said yosi<snfiy that he
had learned that, the publication was
not only grossly misleading,: but a
g real deal of "color" hn'J been given
to an mcideat to whicb the board of
trustees had given vary llttl? atten
Mr. iirtn rpsition
Mr. Orr *ald that he will not cut
off the water supply for the schools,
*? this whole matter Is too trivial io
worrk over and ho would not put the
public to any discomfort just because
of some people, but he would like to
see the matter determined in court
and he will insist upon . It He de
clares that his company came to the
city with this proposition to renew
the contract, that the matter was
known for weeks and months, that
no ana,- judgment was taken and
that the city had a good contract. The
city of Anderson, as a municipality,
will, in his Judgment, save at least
$700 a year In this contract.
The?-e are, ho says, 169 hydrants, on
which tbe city will save $10 each for j
the wvter supply ror the year, the
rate bel?g- reduced from $65 to $55 per I
hydrant; and there are 4 new hy-j
! drantt? to be placed at once, making
approximately a gross saving of $1,
710. Prom this deduct the $1,000 a
I year In round numbers that the esti
I mated cost for the water for Bchools
and other public buildings, and the
I city woll have a net saving or about,
$700 a year on its water. Mr. Orr
says that proposition ia acceptable to
Wishes the Truth
Me. Orr stated that the school truB-I
tees should have been charged tor
water before this, hut the company
never put the cost into operation un
til the new contract went -into effect. |
He states that when the school dis
trict was cut off from the heart of]
the city, tho school board became' a]
separate organisation and really
should have paid tor the water all of'
tho year. He says that he wishes
that the trustees, through their attor
ney, would take the master up and
take a reasonable time tor Investiga
tion, and. then'if they are pot-satis
fied, let them t<*ke the matter into
tho courts. He is willing for the
truth of the whole tiling to come out,
ror when It does he feels that the
company ?will bo stronger than ever
la the respect of all the people who
wish for a square deal alt around.
COBB SIGNS WITH DETROIT
Detroit, Mich.. Mardi 9.?Ty Cobb's
signed contract was received by)
Pre. Nsvin of the Detroit club. Tho
contract covers two years and calls
for the biggest salary in the game.
At a recent hearing before the Mas
sachusetts legislature on a proposed
law granting suffrage to women, rep
resentatives of virtually all of the Bos
, ton labor unions spoke In fawr of the
Watch Thought. ; BurWd in
Laugh Un Fire was Found
Whon th? residence of Mr. and Mrs.
William i,auglilin was destroyed by |
lire a f r.v nights ago, a very valuable
watch was lcit lu tbo bouse und it
wan thought uf course that the time
piece hud brcn lost. However, a Mr.
Tuck or, who conduis a cafe In the city,
> storday told Mr. Luughlln that bo
had n'en a watch In the possession of
a boy named Jim Wood, that answered
perefctly to t'.ie description of the !,
watch furnished hy Mr. Laug'tlin thatj]
had been in the the. Mr. I4iug'ilin
reported this matter to do police und i
OfIlcer8 Driskell and Payne arrested!,
the boy yesterday afternoon at 1.
o clock. IV hed the watch on him at
the time, although he had succeeded .
hi digging a diamond setting out oft
the back of It. Aflor continued
search on the part or the oftlcers.
they found that tiic boy hid prized
up the cork under the cover of a bot- j
tie. 7/id bad hidden t'.'e store bet we*. ^
the t.n and the cork, ropluclng the cork
cover. The watch was at owe turned
over to Mr. Laughliu and Wood vva:i
placed in Jail.
Mr. Laughlln said last nlg'it that b's
wife bad also lost a tine emerald in
the fre. |ogeth'?r wlt'i a Jewel stud-,
ded D. A. R. pin and that ho now
feols as though thero Is a possibility
recovering both these In time.
Wood, tbo r.oy who was nrrestod, is
only about 18 yoara old. He is said
to have been implicated in several
transaction? with the polios on pre
TO BE THRASHED OUT
FREIGHT RATES WILLL BE
ATG R ? JmW,04W?4
Anderson Will Send Man To Meet-1
ing Foi Better Freight
Announcement was made yesterday
that a meeting is to be held in Green
wood tomorrow to considor the ques
tion vZ a bettor freight ratj for the,
various Soutn Carolina -points,' but i
more especially the cities of the Pied
mont section of the State. At this
meeting tomorrow representatives
fron. Greenwood, Greenville, Spartan
burg and Anderson will be present and
participate in the discussion of the
best taotlcs to bo adopted In order to
secure the desired results. It is said
that a member of the South Carolina
railroad commission will be present
to confer with these representatives
of the Piedmont cit|es 'present at the
Anderson is to be represented by
D, A. Henning, the trafllc manager for
the city, end Mr. Jlennlng says that
he has great hopes of this meeting
being productive of dcfln'te results.
At this meeting the su to railroad
commission will be asked to take the
matter up with the Interstate Com
mission at Washington arid make ap
plication to. that body to lend, aid in
the fight the four towns of th? Pied
mont. section of th? State are making
for more just freight rates for this
territory. The representatives of
these cities will pray that the Btate
commission adopt tbe same methods
as those used by the North Carolina
commission when It took this satno
matter up with the Interstate commis
sion at Washington and secured vast
ly better rates for certain Western
North. Carolina towns. . If the North
Carolina railroad commission could
lend It? aid there and win out In tbo
fight there is no appreciable reason
why the commission for -this State
should not be. able to do likewise and
this will be used as an argument at
tomorrow's mooting. People of this
section will confidently look for r?
sulta following the conference which
will take place at Greenwood and wtll
hope that this section of South Caro
lina may receive only what is its just
Monthly Sessions of the City
Fathers Will Be of a Rout
The regular monthly meeting of. I
the olty council of Anderson will take <
place in the council chambers at the t
city hall tonight at ? o'clock. Mayor I
Holleman will preside. 11
The bustaess to be considered by)'
council tonight will consist largely,!
of hearing committee reports and at
tending to routine matters and so far)
as la known there ts nothing of an, i
unusual nature to come up for con- <
roll of Death
_ ? , i i
NEW TRIAL NOW
Much New Evidence Will Be Sub?
milted jp Cf tc of Leo M.
(Hy Associai cd Truss.)
Atlanta, Mareil 9. -Lawyers for Leo
M. Frank, under death sentence fdr
the murder 01 Mary Phagan, were to
day engaged in tlie arraignment of
new evidence which will ho submitted
to thc superior court with an extra
ordinary action for u new trial. Tho
newly discovered evidence ls Bald to
Include several affidavits which have
not been made public.
There apparently is little probnbllltv
that Frank will he executed on April
17, the date recently designated by
Judge Hall of the superior court In
dications arc that the extraordinary
motion for a new trial will not be sub
mitted until a few day? before the
date set for thc execution.
A NEW SOLICITOR
FOR OCONEE COURT
But the People Up There Were
Strong For Their Favorite,
Walhalla. March ti.-Court of gen
eral session? open? d here Monday
Judge John S. Wilson, Solicitor Bon
ham and Stenographer Clyde Smith
were In their respective places.
Judge Wilson's charge to the grand
jury was brief but unusually, strong
and clear. He showed thin their, great
power and resposlbillty In no mistak
able terms. It is believed that the
clrmhial docket* will he easily cleared
thia week,-a?' no cases of any length
will be disposed of.
Thus ls* Solicitor Bonh
Kamt joi?jfr,Qsli#ik,mjk ,.
BQRRor ai tbii mlHHL
always conducted the business of the
Bile with dispatch md signal ability
ls ?nany friends regret that he will
no longer be solicitor of the110th cir
cuit . v
Kurt/. P. Smith of Anderson, the so
llcitor-to-be of the tenth circuit, is at
tending court and learning the ropes.
He is paying strict attention to the
solicitor's work. There is no objec
tion iu Mi\ Smith, but th? great majo
rity ot the people believed that this
position should have gone to an Oco
nee man. The local bar and many
citizens urged the governor to appoint
Mr. M. C. Long solicitor.
Mr. Long has had long experience
In m H rt work and v.'culd have sade a
competent officer. The , 10th circuit
now comprises the counties of Oconee
and Anderson. T his gives the entire
court to Anderson. Judge Prince and
Stenographer Smith resides there aa
does K. P Smith.
Oconee feels as if she were,entirely
cut put ot ever securing any of these
positions- Anderson will always out
vote her In the primaries. It the so
llcitorshtp had come to us by appoint
ment we would have had some chance
of re-electing sn Oconee men If he had
made good and. we feel that he would
have. Oconee's treatment ls quito: a
contrast to that of Plckens at the
hands of Greenville. It seems all to
be a game of politics. Others are play
ing cow; Oconee will play later.
Supreme Court Refused to Grant
Review of the Con
(By Associated Press.)
Washington. March 9.-The supr?me
court to day refused to grant a re
view of the conviction of the dyna
matlng cases of Frank IL Byan and
twenty-three other members of thc
bridge-workers union. Only a pardon
can now keep the convicted men out
of the penitentiary.
Corrvlctlon of Byan and his follow
ttssoclatos in the International Assor
elation or ?ridge and Structural
Iron Workers, resulted from the blow
ing up of the 1x>s Angeles Times
building and other structures. Tho
government did not Indict the labor,
leaders on charges ol blowing up tba
buildings, but with conspiracy to carry
explosives on interstate trains on
which passengers were riding.
Senator Kern, leading counsel for
the Iron Workers at their trial at In
ila na pol is. stated after ibo supreme
onri's nr. ?n?wn iiiui be did not con
template appealing to the president
'or a pardon for the convicted men,1
which alone aAaods between them and
In Grast nritetn jpyernessea earn
in annual average wage of leas than
me hundred dollars and ?jany ot them
?re brilliant vrcmon.
THIRTY OR MORE PERISH IN
ST. LOUIS CLUB
BIG PROPERTY LOSS
Most Serious as to Fatalities In
(By Associated Press.)
St. lxmla. March 9.?That from thir
ty to thirty-jive guests of the Missouri
Athletic club perished In the flames
that destroyed thu building this morn
ing is thu belief of officers of the club
Seven bodies have been rccovcrod
a:ul from twenty-throe to twnuty-nlno
occupants of thu structure ulill aro un
accounted for. At sundown Monday
firemen continued the search for
bodies in the smouldering ruins under
: night opened headquarters at the
the glare uf Hcarchlights.
j Though a committee early Monday
: nglh tpoeuede hadquariers at tho
Pro3s club and asxed all who wen
guests of the Missouri Athletic club
i last night to report. .10 or 86 did not
' register, und hourly the feeling grew
that oil these were lost..
I Hopow as given by Pire Chief
Swingley late Monday that tho water
j could be pumped out of the ruins to
j nightand in at, the search for bodies
might then be resumed,
i While' tho search continued Monday,
teen persons Injured In the fire
under treatment.at public, and
, There was much difficulty in getting
Conflagration ut Lu (Grange, tin.
(By Associated Press)
, La Orange, Oa.,; March S.-^Firo er-,
ly Monday did damage estimated at
(126,000. in the business section of La
stroyed and several nearby buildings,
It Store wiut Aa
690MM toss ttt ladisna
(By Associated Press)
Terre Haute, Ind., March 9.?V/S:
here tonight destroyed the B. H. Bind
ley whoeslale Drgu Co., adh damaged
two other buildings. Th? loss la es
timated to exceed $200,000.
.St. Loulr. March |!52i?y;
ch.'o? of tac SI. Louis rlf? r-revea
tlon Bureau, today was told of a man
who claimed to be an eniploye of tho
club that the fire was caused by the
breaking ot a gas pipe in the kitchen.
The kitchen was on the third flo, <, '
? ?iruin Klarster
Buffalo; N. Y.. March 9.?The con
necting treminai, a one million bushel
-elevator, owned by' the Connecting
Terminal railroad was destroyed by
fire tonight. The loss was placed at
about $400,000 by Charles J. Strasmor,
general agent of the company.
Another Big One
Terre, tfauto,, lud , March 9.-rFire
that started In'the basement of a
ley wholesale Drug Co., and damaged
- district here tonight has spread to ad
joining "structures and is said to have
gOtten: beyond control.
Thirty minutes after the fire was
discovered it was estimated that It
hirl caused $100.000 damage to stock
Waco Tex., March 9.?Property
valued at a half million dollars was
destroyed today in a fire which swept
the plant ot theExporter's and Trad
. er's ware house and compress com
pany In East. Waco. The loss In
cludes the $100,000 plant, five thous
and bales of cotton In storage and va
rious other things.
Private Negro School Partially
Burned at 8:30 O'clock
I The fire department was called out
lust night shortly after 8 o'clock, a
negro school julidlng oh Railroad
street bcintr in flameB, The Sro had
galhsd considerable headway before
the department arrived hut the fire
laddies put up a splendid fight and
managed to subduo the Are in short
The school is owned by Pjsv. J. T.
Pos 3r and was a private enterprise
of bis own.
The top of tho building was burned,
and considerable damage was done by
the water. Tho damage, ?.m mm-*?*
to about 1800
Tlilma*** f?ujm?cn Adepted
(By Associated Press.)
Washington. March ?. ? Senator
Tlllinan's Ming pending resolution for
bidding smoking during executive Sel
stens was ^adopted by the senate to
day by m ?nauimooB win.