DEATH TO MOSQUITOES.
The Efforts Being Made to Destroy a Pest
-Measures Advised by the
* Health Officer.
The warfare against the mosquito -is
being relentlessly waged by the City
Council and Board of Health. The
health officer has secured a regular
machine for pumping' disinfectants
which rapidly facilitates the work.
In addition to the disinfecting method
the drainage of all holes, ditches and
other places is being looked after
closely, and the railroads have been
notified by the health officer to keep
their rights of way free from all stag?
Wherever any water stagnates in the
ditches or drains of the city the mos?
quito killing machine is immediately
put to work. The citizens of Sumter
must co-operate with the health officer,
-however, by frequently inspecting
their own premises, and removing
every tin can, bottle and useless re?
ceptacle which holds rain or other wa?
ter ; by not allowing barrels, buckets,
nor anything to remain with any wa?
ter in them be it ever so little. "Cess?
pools" or "dry wells" as they are
commonly called, of all descriptions
are favorite breeding places for mos?
quitos. These places should have some
strong disinfectant, which .mix easily,
frequently flushed into them. Barrels
r of water around factories, mills, de?
pots and warehouses for fire purposes
should be kept covered so as to be
mosquito proof ; or have kerosene oil
poured into them ofter. A number
cf wells used by individuals for draw?
ing water for washing purposes, and
for animals, breed mosquitos also.
These should be kept covered. Any
old well not in use should bs filled up.
There are some places where the la?
dies raise water-liles, in the tubs that
are kept constantly filled with water.
An inspection of these tabs will dis?
close wiggle tails or embryo mosquitos.
Kerosene oil will not injure the plant,
it is said, but will kill the mosquita
Perhaps it would be wise to change
the water every ' other day. Wire
screens should be put in wherever
possible. High grass, weeds, thick
bushes and all thick vegetation are
favorite harboring places for mosqui?
tos. Mosquitos like water and shade.
They will hide in the shade all day
and come out at night. So cut down
?all weeds and high grass and bum
them. All places where water stag?
nates, or where there are any tin cans
or other receptacles should be reported
to the health officer. The space around
watering troughs, water spiggots,
pumps and other waste-water places
should be kept drained or filled with
lime or kerosene oil or some other dis?
infectant. When it is considered that
by helping the city authorities to
stamp out the mosquito pest, you con?
tribute to your own personal comfort,
as well as assist in stamping out ma?
larial fever, it is worth while attempt?
ing to do away with this insect by a
little exertion and forethought on
your part Sumter is now a city of
about eight thousand inhabitants, and
one health officer has about all he can
do to look after certain mattera If
he abates the nuisances as they exist
and'kills out the mosquitos he will be
doing a rushing business, so do not
wait until he can get around to show
you something which will breed mos?
quitos or sickness, but inspect your
premises at- least once a week yourself?
it your neighbor has a nuisance or a
place which breeds mosquitos, report
it to the health officer. All reports of
nuisances are treated as strictly confi?
dential by him.
Glenn Springs Water is the water
. that cures.
Stubbs Bros. have given out the
contract *or enlarging and modernizing
their clothing store. The front will
be taken ont and a handsome plate
glass and iron front put in, a second
story will be pat on and the building
will be lengthened by an addition to
the rear. When the improvements
have been made Stubbs Bros. will
have one of the handsomest and best
appointed business houses on Main
Ed Jones and Alice Bogers were
j committed to jail Monday morning for
trial at the next term of the Lee
county court. They were recently ar
$rested in Aiken under a warrant,
-charging Jones with poisoning the
Rogers girl's motlier and Alice Rogers
with being an acceso ry. They were
taken to Bishopville last week for a
preliminary hearing and were remand?
ed to ?ail for triai
It has been suggested that a wagon
race between the two bose teams be
arranged for the Fourth of July or
some other suitable time. The race
would be for a purse which could be
easily raised and the Pierson Medal
If the contest can be arranged it
would anora a great deal of entertain?
ment for the people of fche town and
would revive interest the fire depart?
ment, as well as keep the racing team
in training for the next big tourna?
There are still far too many vagrants
loafing around this town, and fifty or
a hundred of these able bodied loafers
who are fed by other folks cooks could
be used to advantage on the chain
gag. Put out a police drag net and rnn
them in. It does not prove that a
man is not a vagrant if he worked two
days month before last or can produce
a few dollars when brought into court.
A vagrant is anyone who "leads an
idle, vicions or disorderly life."
The Nixon House will be remodeled
and enlarged this sommer and by the
opening of the fall sseason will prac?
tically be a new hotel. An entire new
front will be built and the whole
building will have a th ird story added.
Tiie plans call for ? handsome and im?
posing front with a balcony extending
over the sidewalk and a spacious lobby
and office in the center of the build?
ing, the entrance being directly from
the pavement. When the improvements
are completed the hotel will have
forty-five bed rooms
The Graded School Military Com?
pany had" the last public parade and
drill of the school year Friday after?
noon. The parade and band concert
together attracted a large crowd and
the boys had an interested and ap?
preciative audience to watch them.
The company is remarkably well drill?
ed and the proficiency of some of the
smaller boys in the manual is really
surprising. The company has been in
existence only two years and the suc?
cess attained in this time shows that
the Graded School is laying the
foundation for the crack military com?
pany of the State.
SECOND ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT.
Sumter Military Academy and Female
Seminary Close Next Wednesday.
The second animal commencement of
the Snmter Military Academy and Fe?
male Seminary will be held at 10 a.
m., Wednesday, June 3rd, in the
Opera House. The commencement
week exercises will begin Sunday
night with the Baccalaureate sermon
in the First Baptist Church and will
conclude with graduation exercises
The following programme of the ex?
ercises has been sent ont with the
neat invitations recently issued:
Sunday, May 31.-Baccalaureate
Sermon, Rev. C. E. Burts, Blackville,
Monday, June 1, 10 a. m.-Decla?
mation and Elocution Contests.
8.30 p. m.-Annual Celebration
Timrod and Gogner Literary Societies.
Debate : Compulsory Education. An?
nual Address, State Supt. O. B. Mar?
Tuesday, June 2, 10 a. m.-Ready
Speakers' and Military Contests.
S.30 p. m.-Annual Drama and Con?
Wednesday, June 3, 10 a. m.-Grad?
uating Exercises. Presentation of Di?
plomas, Pres. Clarence J. Owens.
Address to Graduates, Mhj. H. ?\
Literary Department-Lieut. J.
McSwain Woods, A. B., Pres., Class
Orator, Clarendon ; Miss Marie White,
A. B., Sea, Class Historian, Sumter;.
Lieut. Nugent B. Hicks, A. B., Class
Valedictorian, Clarendon ; Miss Annie
Brailsford, A. B., Class Prophet,
Clarendon ; Capt. J. Clinton Brogdon,
B. L., Class Poet, Sumter; Adjt. J.
Calhoun Durant, B. L., Class Will,
Clarendon; Capt. Edgar P. Durant,
B. L., Class Punster, Clarendon; Miss
Alleen Owens, B? E., Class Essay,
Barnwell; Miss Bessie Keels, B. E.,
Class Essay Sumter.
Bookkeep3r-S. H, Butler, Reids-,
ville, N. C.; O. C. Hinnant, Wil?
liamsburg; B. E. Chandler, Florence;
L. M. Jones, Clarendon ; J. D.
Daugherty. Oranegburg; W. C. Mc?
Knight, Williamsburg; Ellen Edens,
Sumter; A. C. Reynolds, Darlington;
P. R. Felder, Dorchester; P. H. Rey?
nolds, Darlington; S.1 J. Greene,
Barnwell; P. L. Wilson, Kershaw;
D. L. Hill, -Sumter; B. R. White,
Stenography-Ada Mary Butler,
Reid8ville, N. C. ; Birdie Winburn,
Sumter ; Susie Belle LaMott?, Sumter ;
Ammie Wells, Sumter; Kate Tarrar,
Sumter; Onena Wells, Sumter.
List of Petit Jurors for Jone Term "of
Court for Lee County.
E. T. Turner, W. W. Player, I. W.
Brown, W. L. Parrott, Jno. F. McIn?
tosh, Sr, J. W. Blyther, W. J. Barrett,
Joseph E. Wilson, Elisha Hall, T.
E. Davis, H. W. Rembert, W. M.
McCaskill, L. Siessinger, S. J.
Mooneyham, R. E. Muldrow, Jr., J.
J. C. Beasley, E. G. Smith, W. W.
DesChamps, W. H. Dixon, C. K.
Fields, D. h. Reaves, L. A. Hawkins,
J. A. Beasley, Ellie Hancock, L. A.
Woodham X W. Cresswell, J. E.
Alexander, J. A. Galloway, W. C.
Corbett, L. W Watson, E. B. Brown,
W. C. Rogers, F. L. Green, H. G
Cromwell, C. S. Reames, K. E.
Last Dance of the Summer.
The Cotillion Club will give the
last dance of the summer on Thurs?
day night after the Graded School
Commencement, in the club rooms in
the Masonic Temple. Dancing will
start immediately after the commence?
ment, and will keep up until two in
the morning. Refreshments will be
served at China's Drug Store. This
TTIJ be quijte a new and novel feature
in the supper line. About 12 o'clock
all of the dancing crowd will repair
to the drug store where everything
cool and refreshing will be served,
especially cool air from the fast going
fans. The drug store will be used ex?
clusively by the dancing crowd, no
outsiders being allowed. Four tickets
can be sold to every dance to town
boys for $1.50 per ticket, and to all
the county residents for 50 cents. The
music for the occasion will be furnish?
ed by Winn's orchestra of four pieces,
and will be everything that conld be
desired The Club is counting on hav?
ing one of the largest dances of the
season, so it is to be hoped that all of
the members will make engagements
Some folks are already figuring on
next year's election and are devoting
time to the study and analysis of last
year's election returns.
Mr. D. G. Zeigler, the inventor of
the new * perpetual motion machine,
says, in reference to the article quoted
from the Washington Star, that he
has never stated, or authorized the
statement credited to him, that he had
been granted letters patent on his
machine. What he does claim is that
his invention is fully protected by
the patent office against infringements
as he has been granted a caveat, which
gives full protection while his applica?
tion for a patent is pending. Mr.
Zeigler is still at work on his invention
and the improvements he has in view
will make the machine more ^perfect
and develop more power than the
first that he made.
TERRIBLE FAMINE 111 CHINS.
Victoria, B. C.. May 25.-Heartrend?
ing details of the suffering and death
of families as a result of the famine in
Kwangsi were given in Hong Knog
papers recieved by the steamer In
dravelli, from the Orient Mr. Hess,
a missionary at Wu Chow, who has
been investigating on behalf of the
Hong Kong charities, says that owing
to three successive failures of cropsj
people are starving and dying by hun?
dreds. During March and April it is
computed that 300,000 people were
sold, men selling themselves for em?
ployment in the Straits Settlement
and the women and children being
sold into slavery on the coast.
Story after story of distress was told
by the missionary. He told of famish?
ed people dying in tho act of eating
when food was brought to them ; of
people reduced to skeltons, being
abandoned, and mothers selling their
daughters into lives of slavery for a
mere bottle of* rice. It was said in
the missionary's report that thousands
would perish unless speedy relief is
IKE FQSTQFF1GE SCANDALS.
Bribe Taking Official Arrested
Daniel V. Miller, an Assistant
in the Postoince Department,
Charged With Accepting a Bribe
to Allow a "Get-Rich-Quick"
Concern to Use the Mails.
Washington, May 25.-Postmaster
General Payne has summarily dismiss?
ed Daniel V Miller, assistant attorney
in the office of the assistant Attorney
General for the postoffice department,
for acceptinag bribe in connection
with the case of John J. Ryan' & Co,
charged with frandnlent use of the
mails. A warrant has been issned
for Miller's arrest.
Another warrant has been issned for
the arrest of a man who is charged with
being the partner, or go-between, in
the transaction. A postoffice inspector
has gone west from Cincinnati to
effect the arrest, which is expected to
occur tonight or to-morrow. The bribe
is alleged to have been accepted at
Cincinnati last December.
Miller came here from Terre Haute,
Ind., about two years ago. He was
appointed by former Assistant At?
torney General James N. Tyner. The
charge against Miller has been under
investigation for three months. The
Ryan Company was a turf investment
concern, which operated at St. Louis
and Covington, Ky. Its methods and
working operations are said to be
similar to those of the Arnold Com?
pany, which has figured conspicuously
in the postoffice investigation. The
inspectors have been quietly at work
on the case, and action was delayed so
they might get together all the papers
and evidence which, in their opinion,
was necessary. Postoffice Inspector W.
J. Vickery, at Cincinnati, and Post
office Inspector R. M^ Fulton, at St.
Louis, were recently given full charge
of the case. Complaint was made by
Inspector Fulton before a United
States commissioner in Cincinnati on
Saturday, and a warrant was then is?
sued for Miller and for the other party.
Inspector Fulton immediately came to
Washington, while another inspector
went west from Cincinnati to make
the other arrest. Today Inspector
Fulton exhibited the papers in the
case to United States District Attorney
Beach. Tonight Miller is in the
custody of a postoffice inspector, and
his formal arrest will follow tomorrow
morning. Miller was at his desk all
day today. He was called into the
office of Assistant Attorney General
Robb shortly after 3 o'clock this after?
noon and notified of his immediate
dismissal and of the steps that had
been taken. He was allowed to draw
his salary, and then return to the
private office of the assistant Attorney
General, where inspectors were in
The Ryan Company was the benefici?
ary under a decision of the assistant
Attorney General of the postoffice de?
partment, made several .months ago,
subsequent to the decision in the
Arnold case, and couched in practical?
ly the same terms as that decision.
Those decisions declared the con?
cerns named to be free to use the
mails. The Arnold decision it is stated,
was signed by Assistant Attorney Gen?
eral Tyner, and the Ryan decision by
George A. C. Christiancy, the law
clerk of the department, who was
then acting assistant Attorney General
on account of Mr. Tyner's protracted
illness. Mr. Christiancy was at the
postoffice department today on a sum?
mons from the department, and was
closely examined regarding the case.
It is stated that the amount offered
Miller as a bribe aggregated several
thousand dollars and was in the form
of a cash paymont, followed by a check.
This payment is alleged to have taken
place in Cincinnati, so the case will
be tried there, probably in the October
term of the Court. Mr. Miller prob?
ably will give bail for his appearance
at- that time. The penalty for the
offence is a fine of not more than three
times the amount asked or accepted and
imprisonment of not more than three
Miller was taken to the City Hall
tonight and placed under arrest by a
deputy marshall. He waived examina?
tion and was released on $1,500 bonds
for appearance at Court in Cincinnati
next autumn. The warrant, it was
learned late tonight, charges con?
spiracy . instead .of bribery as first re?
A warrant on the same charge bas
been issue for the arrest of Joseph
M. Johns, a Jawyer, of Rock Hill,
Parker County, Ind. It was intended
to have both arrests made at the same
time, but no report has been received
of John's apprehension.
Postmaster General Payne made the
annoucement of this latest develop?
ment in the investigation this after?
noon in a brief statement, giving the
foregoing facts. Mr. Payne said that
this statement was all that could be
said a * this time, in view of the fact
that the ease is now before the judicial
authorities. He said that the. case has
been under consideration ever since the
general inevstigati^a began, and add?
ed that there would be another arrest
immediately. The party, he said, is
outside of the department. He de?
clined to say what explanatory state?
ment had been made by Miller.
Exploration of Lake Chad.
Two French officers, Capt Trnffert
and Naval Ensign L'Huard, have com?
pleted an exhaustive exploration of
Lake Chad, in Africa, and its numer?
ous islands, hitherto very imperfectly
known. According to these two ex?
plorers the lake is 185 miles in length
by 89 miles in width. Curiously
enough, it is, on the whole, extreme?
ly shallow, the deepest part being the
western side, where the water is 25
feet in depth, while on the eastern
shores it is only 5 feet in depth. The
lake is interspersed with 80 islands,
divided into three groups-the first
void of vegetation ; the second, covered
only with grass and herbs, but used
by the natives for pasturing cattle,
and the third, inhabited islands,
which are thickly and well forested
and contain extensive millet planta?
tions. Altogether 50,000 people dwell
on these islands. One of the most
notable achievements of this expedi?
tion was the discovery of a hitherto
unknown tree the wood of which is
lighter than cork.-Chicago News.
CLOUD BURST IN OKLAHOMA.
OKLAHOMA CITY AND VICINITY
Three Feet Deep in the First
Floors and Ten Feet Deep in
Women and Children Moved in Boats to
Dallas, Texas, May 24.- A special
to the News from Oklahoma City, 0.
Oklahoma City and vicinity were
visited on Saturday night and Sunday
morning by the heaviest rainfall and
most severe electrical storm known in
the history of the city. Many persons
thought that the city would experi?
ence a tornado, and they spent the
night in the caves. All today and to?
night more than half the city has been
under water, and in some instances
water is three feet deep in houses. It
requires boats to transport the women
and children through the. streets *to
higher and dryer land. The basement
under many of the big wholesale hous?
es are flooded, the water in some cases
being ten feet deep.
It is estimated that the total loss
from the flood will reach $100,000.
Trahie on the electric railway is sus?
pended on account of the power house
being under water. All trains into
this city, except the Santa Fe, are
water-bound, and many washouts are
reported west on the Choctaw. The
Canadian River at this point is over a
quarter of a mile wide, with a four?
foot rise in sight. It is reported that
several people in the bottoms could
not escape the flood and were drowned.
This report, however, cannot be
ENID DELUGED-LOSS $300,000.
Enid, Oklahoma, May 24.-Hun?
dreds of persons were rendered home?
less and property damage to the ex?
tent of $300,000 was done in the Enid
bottoms alone by a cloudburst that
struck west of this city at midnight
last night. The aggregate damage
probably will be much higher on ac?
count of losses sustained between Enid
and the seat of the storm. A bank of
water three feet high and two hundred
feet wide, swept down through the
bottoms at midnight, carrying houses
and everything . before it. It came
upon Enid without warning, while
most of its inhabitants were asleep.
Within a few minutes a hundred hous?
es were completely submerged. Many
persons lost everything they possessed.
The means for relieving distress are
inadequate. Tho rainfall the past ten
days has been the heaviest in the his?
tory of Oklahoma and the indications
are that more will follow. Reports of
losses in the country west of Enid are
meagre, but it is believed that heavy
damage was done.
24 DAYS OF RAIN IN GUTHRIE.
Guthrie, Oklahoma, May 24.-Early
today this vicinity was visited by
another deluge, making the 24th con?
secutive day of rain.
STORMS IN INDIAN TERRITORY.
Chickasha, L T., May 24.-A severe
rain and wind storm passed over
Chickasha and through the Washita
Valley last night. The damage was
confined mostly to the Rocky Island
and 'Frisco railroads. Two Rock Isl?
and bridges over the Canadian and
Washita rivers were washed out, carry?
ing more than 800 feet of track with
them, and effectually blocking traffic.
A north-bound Rock Island passenger
train ran into a washout, five miles
north of Chickasha and left the track.
There was no loss of life. Another
Rock Island passenger train, on the
Mangum branch, arrived here after
passing through a terrfic hail storm,
during which almost every window in
the train was broken. Two bridges
on the 'Frisco Railway, between
Chickasha and Oklahoma City were
A Bride Six Hours.
A Richmond dispatch of May 19
says: Prof. T. A. Rose, a well known
educator of Durham, N. C., who for
the past year has been in charge of
Matthews Academy, at Matthews
Court House, Va., was married today
to Miss Margaret Johnson, a trained
nurse of Harrisonburg, who had faith?
fully nursed him through a six-weeks'
illness of typhoid fever. He was
thought to be on the high road to re?
covery and was so much better tiiat
his brother and sister, who had watch?
ed by his bedside, returned to Durham
yesterday. The ceremony was per?
formed at his bedside by Rev. O. M.
Yerger, the Episcopal rector. Six
hours later Prof. Rose was dead and
his bride a widow. The marriage
was an entire surprise to Prof. Rose's
friends. The announcement of his
death and marriage reached his home
together. The bride belongs to a
well known family in Harrisonburg
and is young and pretty.
Turks and Macedonians Fight.
Sal?nica, May 24.-A revolutionary
band of nineteen men. headed by the
Macedonian leader, Svetkoff, against
the Turkish troops, were fighting all
day Thursday near the Bulgarian vil?
lage village of Mogil, six miles north
of Monastir, and was finally surround?
ed and destroyed. The* fight was a
prolonged one and Svetkoff and twelve
of his men and six villagers were
killed. The Turkish loss was trifling.
After the fighting the Bashi Basouks
pillaged and burned eighteen houses
Terror prevails in Monastir and the
consuls propose to ask for foreign
guards. Sixteen battalions of Turkish
troops are coming from Asia Minor to
complete tiie occupation of the villages.
Attempt to Kill in Edgefield.
Edgefield, May 24.-Last night Mr.
Sam Morgan, one of the supervisors of
registration of the county, and his
wife, while returning home from this
place, in a buggy, were shot at from
ambush. Fortunately the ball, fired
with deadly, intention, missed its
mark, and the would-be assassin, a
negro, was recognized by Mr. Morgan.
A posse is in pursuit, but so far the
miscreant has succeeded in avoiding
capture. Feeling in the community
runs high against him, and if caught
it is probable a lynching will follow. |
KILLING AUTOMOBILE RAGE.
The Deperate Bash From Paris to
Madrid Results in Tragedy:
Paris, May 24.- The first stage in
the Paris-Madrid automobile race,
from Versailles to Bordeaux, 343
miles, was finished at noon to?
day, when Louis Renault dashed at a
furious pace into Bordeaux, having
made a record mn of 8 hours, 27
minutes. An hour later M. Gabriel
arrived, with a still better record of 8
hours, 7 minutes. It is estimated from
the times made that these automobiles
covered sixty-two miles an hour on
the road outside the cities. These
victories, however, were clouded by a
series of accidents, having in one case
at least, a fatal result. At least two
cars were wrecked, and Zvlarcel Re?
nault, the winner of the Paris-Vienna
race last year; Lorraine Barrows, a
very well known atuomobilist, and
Renault's chauffeur, were seriously, it
is believed fatally, injured, while
Barrow's chauffeur was killed. More?
over, an unconfirmed report says a
serious accident occurred near Angou
leme, in which the two occupants of
an automobile, the owner of which is
not yet known, were seriously injured
and two spectators were killed. This
number of accidents in view of the
number of contestants in the race, the
great speed and power of their ma?
chines has not caused any great sur?
W. K. VANDERBILT, JR., WITH?
The name of W. IL Vanderbilt, Jr.,
disappeared from the reports along the
route after Rambouillett, where he
passed twenty-eight in order, at a
quarter of 5 this morning, going in
fine form. The omission of his name
from the dispatches from Chartres,
the next town on the road, caused
some anxiety and brought forth a
number of inquiries. It was learned
later that he, Henri Fournier and
Baron de Forest withdrew from the
race together before reaching Char?
tres. All of them suffered break?
downs, and, having lost three hours,
they decided it was useless to con?
tinue. Vanderbilt and Baron de For?
est laughed and made light of their
withdrawal. Foxhall Keene, Tod
Sloan and W. J. Dannat, the Amer?
ican artist, did not start. C. Gray
Dinsmore is thus the only American
EXCITEMENT OF THE START. .
Versailles passed a night of wild
excitement. It is estimated that a
hundred thousand persons crowded
into the little town to witness the
start of the race. Soldiers with fixed
bayonets lined the track for some dis?
tance from Versailles. A bomb was
exploded at 3.35 a. m. as a signal to
get ready, and immediately Charles
Jarrett's car drew into place. Another
bomb was fired at a quarter to 4 for
the start, and then the enormous ma?
chine shot forward, amid the shouts
of the thousands of spectators. The
other cars followed in quick succes?
sion. Mme de Gas, the sole female I
competitor in last year's Paris-Berlin
race, was again the only woman to
participate injthe present contest. Her '
machine was decked with flowers and
her deprature was the signal for a
great ovation. She made a splendid
run, passing five of her competitors
before reaching Chartres. The crowd
around Mr. Vanderbilt's rncahine .pre?
vented him from reaching the starting
line in time, and he was further delay?
ed by a controversy with the judges,
finally starting two minutes late. The
last departure was at a quarter to 7
LOUIS RENAULT'S GREAT RUN.
The reports along the route soon
showed that Louis Renault was making
a great race, and before Chartres was
reached he had overtaken and passed
Charles Jarrott, M. Rene de Knyff,
I and gained a lead which he never after
i lost. Dispatches from Vendome, Tours
and Poictiers told of his passing
through ahead, and Bordeaux sent the
[ announcement of his arrival first, at
12 hours, 14 minutes and 45 seconds.
He had beaten Henri Fonrnier's re?
cord of 8 hours, 44 minutes. Charles
Jarrott finished second at 12.30 having
covered the course in 8 hours, 44
minutes. M. Gabriel arrived third,
at 1.08, his time being 8 hours, 7
minutes. The other contestants \ :o
made fast time were J. Salleron, 8
hours, 40 minutes ; Baron de Crawhor,
8 hours, 53 mintues ; J. B. Warden, 8
hours, 50 minutes, and M. Voigt, 8
hours, 55 minutes.
? During the afternoon word of acci
j dents began to arrive and cast a cloud
j over the event. A dispatch from Bor?
deaux announced that Lorraine Bar?
rows, had met a shocking accident
! near Libourne, seventeen miles from
Bordeaux, at quarter to 2 this after
j LIFE LOST TO SAVE A DOG.
It appears that Mr. Barrows had
tried to avoid a dog which was cross?
ing the track, and bis monster car,
No. 5 in the race, struck a tree with
terrific force. His chaffenr was killed
outright. Barrows himself was picked
up unconscious, but still breathing,
and taken to a hospital, where his con?
dition was declared to be critical. His
car was dashed to pieces. Shortly
afterward news came that Marcel Re?
nault had been overturned in a deep
ditch besides the road near Couche,
21 miles from Poictiers, and that he
was dangerously injured.
The Automobile Club of Bordeaux
received a dispatch at 4 o'clock saying
Renault was unconscious and, it was
feared, dying. Many lesser break?
downs and casualities are reported.
OTHER FATAL ACCIDENTS.
Dispatches arriving from points
along the course add to the list of
fatalities and accidents. The most
terrible occurred near Bonneval, 19
miles from Chartres, where Machine
No. 243, driven by M. Porter, was
overturned at a railroad crossing and
took fire. The chaffenr was caught
undeneath the automobile and ^burned
to death, while two soldiers" and a
child were killed.
A chauffeur was badly injured by
an accident to his motor car near
Angouleme. A woman crossing the
road in the neighborhood of Ablis was
run over by one of the competing cars
Mr. Stead and his chuffeur, who
were first reported to have been kill?
ed, are still alive. Their automobile
collided with another car, with which
Mr. Stead had been racing for several
kilometres, wheel to wheel, and was
completely overturned in a ditch near
Montgyon. Mr. Stead was canght un?
der the machine, while his chauffeur
was hurled to a distance of 30 feet
and had his head and body badly cut.
Mr. Stead was conscious when he was
picked up, but complained of suffering
great pain. He was conveyed to the
nearest farm. It is stated that Louis
Renault's auto attained at Beourdin
iere, between Chartres and Bonneval,
a maximum speed of 88% miles per
It is reported that the Spanish Gov?
ernment has also forbidden the con?
tinuance of the race on Spanish terri?
Illuminations, which were fixed for
tonight in honor of the automobile
race, have been countermanded, as a
sign of mourning fer the persons kill?
ed during the contest.
Details of Ik Automobile Catas?
Paris, May 25.-It is now possible
to assemble from the reports along the
route of the first stage of the Paris
Madrid automobile race a complete
list; of the casualties. This shows six
persons killed, two so dangerously in?
jured that they may die, " and ten se?
riously injured. A carefully revised
list of the casualties follows :
Some miraculous escapes have been
reported. M. Terry's machine was
burned at Coagnieres, but he and his
machinist were uninjured. M. Ro?
dolphe Darzens and his machinist
were thrown ont near Bordeaux and
wens practically unhurt, though the
car was destroyed.
The manufacturers have agreed that
as a road race is impossible, the meet?
ing will be resumed within a closed
The correspondent of the Associated
Press interviewed a number of the
leading American and Fench automo
bilists, and they all expressed horror at
the series of accidents, and added that
in their opinion it would end speed
races in France and on the Continent.
Foxhall Keene said: "The killing
or maiming of so many persons is a
terrible blow to individuals and to
automobiling. I had hoped to drive
my sixty-horse power car. It was a
i wonderful machine, showing 112 kilo
! meters without effort."
I There is not the slightest ground for
j the suggestion that Henri Fonrnier,
W. K Vanderbilt, Jr., and Baron de
Forest withdrew from the race on ac?
count of the dangers. Each has a
damaged cylinder and cculd not pro?
ceed. J. B. Worden, who arrived fifth
at Bordeaux, is the only American re?
maining in the contest. He has only
a touring car, but nevertheless made
a fine race. The speed limitations,
which have now been fixed by the
French and Spanish Governments,
will put an end to any chance of fast
time being made between Bordeaux
and Madrid, and the balance of the
race will be run under tourist condi?
Clarence l^oore, of Washington, has
returned from an inspection of .the
track, for which unusual facilities
were granted him by the judges of
yesterday's race. He gives a graphic
description of the terrific speed of the
racers. He timed Louis Renault's car
as it passed him and he found it was
making 74}4 miles an hour. The au?
tomobile of" M. Gabriel, yesterday's
winner, he says, gave forth a roar as
it leaped the steep incline near Char?
tres like a huge rabbit bounding up a
hill. He saw Jarrott approaching at
lightning speed. A linge black mastiff
got right in the path. Jarrott real?
ized that to try to avoid the dog
would throw his car against a tree
and he steered directly ahead, f?e
struck the dog squarely and it was
pinned in front of the automobile for
a moment and then dropped on the
ground between the wheels. Every
bone in its body was broken, some of
them in a dozen places.
ANOTHER TERRIBLE ACCIDENT.
Paris, May 25.-Midnight.-A late
disptach from Bordeaux adds another
terrible accident to the long list of
casualties. Mme. Chayssas, accompa?
nied by her husband, both riding
bykes,were watching the passing auto?
mobiles, at St. Andre de Cubzac,
twelve miles from Bordeaux, when a
horse, frightened by the noise, bolted
and overturned the woman, who fell
under a racing automobile. Both her
legs were cut off. The hope of saving
her life is slight.
Many of the Mills in the Carolinas
Are Coming in.
New York, May22.-Ata meeting of
the directors of the Southern Textile
company held in this city today Wal?
ter Holt of Fayetteville, N. C., and
D. L. Lewis of^Sycamore, Ala., wen?
added to the board. Contrary to re?
ports, all the mills in Alabama, Mis?
sissippi, Tennesse and Georgia are be?
ing taken into the company, while
many of the manufaturing concerns
in the Carolinas have signified their in?
tention of amalgamating with the
larger concern. The Holt mills of
North Carolina will be absorbed and
the local office of the Holts will be?
come the headquarters for the hand?
ling of the woven products. The yarn
will be looked out for by T. Ashley
Blvthe of Philadelphia.
Charles Hallam Keep, a prominevc-.
lawyer of Buffalo, N. Y., has been ap?
pointed assistant secretary of the
The Front Street Warehouse, Phila?
delphia, was burned Sundav, causing a,
loss of $1,000,000.
Grant Badgett, a bookkeeper in the.
Bank of Buffalo, Buffalo, N. Y., blew
out his brains Sunday, because he w??
short $519 in his accounts.
Lipton's cup challenger, Shamrock
III sails for New York on Thursday.
! President Gompers of the American
Federation of Labor addressed the
Lowell, Mass., cotton mill strkers on
Sunday and encouraged them to con?
tinue the strike for higher wages, and
promised financial aid.
A. L. Funderbuk, of Chesterfield
county, was kicked *n the face by a
mule he was driving and killed" at
Monroe N. C. on Fri Jay.
Three companies of infantry and a
Gatling gun squad have been sent to
Breathett county, Ky., to preserve
order during the investigation of the
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