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6 NEGROES LYNCHED
- BY FLORIDA MOB
Held at Lake City on Charge of
BODIES RIDDLED BY BULLETS
CLOSE OF REUNION
CLARENCE S.- DARR0W.
J. A. MOON.
A GREAT SUCCESS
Chicago Attorney Retained to
Defend Dynamite Case 8uepeots.
Congressman Who Demands In
vestigation o Poatoffloe Mattara.
Grizzled Veterans Bid Good
bye to 'life Rock.
PLEASED WITH RECEPTION
' The Lynchers- Vlsitad the Lake City
Jail During the Sheriff' Absence
and Presented Bogus Order to
Young Son to Deliver Negroes.
Masquerading as officers of the law,
a, dozen mn appeared before the
county jail at 2 o'clock Sunday at
Lake City, Fla., and presented a
bogus telegram to the credulous 16-
year-old son of the sheriff ordering
the release of Mark Norrls, Jr., Jerry
Gusto and four other negroes, who
had been held for safe keeping on the
charge of murdering B. B. Smith, a
sawmill man, at Wadesborough, Leon
county, and wounding another man,
named Register, on May 12.
Negroes Shot to Pieces.
The men, who had come from Tal
lahassee to Lake City in automobiles,
carried the negroes about a mile out
side of Lake City, compelled the ne
groes to stand abreast, and about ten
men commenced firing with Winches
ters and pistols, until every one of
the six had been riddled with bullets.
The firing lasted about half an
hour, and a few 'straggling citizens at
daybreak found the negroes, butch
ered beyond recognition, just after
the automobiles left the scene of the
Lynchers Traveled 106 Miles.
The men who planned the execution
of the six negroes came overland
from . Tallahassee, a distance of 106
miles, and covered most of the dis
tance at night.
It is possible that the occupants of
the two automobiles were never seen
from the time they left Tallahassee
until they eturned. The plans of the
men were the most daring, and but
for a curious combination of circum
stances probably would have never
been accomplished. The sheriff of
Columbia county was out of the city,
and left the jail in charge of the boy,
who, aroused in the early hours of
the morning, allowed the six negroes
to be taken from the jail without
knowing the sinister purpose of the
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A STRANGE SUICIDE.
Lynching at Swainesboro.
Ben Smith, the old negro preacher
who shot and fatally wounded Neal
Canady, deputy marshal of Summit,
was hanged to a limb and his body
riddled with bullets by an infuriated
Canady was attempting to arrest
Smith, for whom he had a warrant for
shooting his wife. Before Canady
could arrest him, however. Smith
pulled out a pistol, shooting the mar
shal through the bowels, inflicting a
probably fatal wound. As Canady
fell he fired a shot at the fleeing ne
gro, which struck him, but did not
totally disable him.
LYNCHERS HANG MAN.
Orkey Had Confessed to Committing
an Outrage on a Woman.
Praying vainly for mercy at the
hands of , determined mob, John S.
Orkey, a tramp, after confessing to
having committed an assault on Mrs.
Harvey James, wife of a miner, was
hanged at Blueflelds, Va., to the cross
.cn a little church in the suburbs of
the city. It was in the shadow of the
church where his body was hanged
that he lay in wait for his victim.
After Mrs. James told of the crime,
dogs were put on the trail, and when
he was identified he confessed the
crime. The sheriff vainly tried to get
the mob to give up the criminal. The
man's prayers for mercy were cut
short by the rope, which had been
thrown over the cross of the little
Father Requested Little Son to Pull
Trigger of Gun.
Lester Husted, 12 years old, told
the authorities of Greenwich, Conn.,
that, at his father's request, he
pulled the trigger of a shotgun, which
blew the right side of the man's head
Frederick Husted, a wealthy farm
er, was found in his home late yester
day with his head partly blown off
and a shotgun lying on a table. The
boy said his father sent his mother
away, called him into the' house and,
laying the gun on a table, knelt so
that his left eye was at the muzzle of
the gun. Then he said: "Pull the
trigger; it isn't loaded. I want to
hear how it sounds."
The boy pulled the trigger, the
charge of shot blowing away the left
side of the father's face and head.
Repeated questions failed to shake
the boy's story, and the medical
officer decided he would have to call
it a case of suicide.
Comparisons With This and the Last
Hester's cotton statement per New
Orleans dispatch says:
Amount in sight for week, 73,823
hales, against 74,381 bales last year
and 1 1 4,887 bales year before.
In sight since September 1, 11,243,
357 bales, against 9,799,700 bales last
year and 12,870.553 bales year before.
Overland for week, 12,215 bales,
against 9,968 bales last year and 14,
909 bales year before.
Overland since September 1, 885,
484 bales, against 741,767 bales last
year and 1,123,725 bales year before.
Southern consumption, 29,000 bales,
against 35,000 bales last year and 45,
000 bales year before.
WROTE FAREWELL NOTE.
Then Macon Man Took Dose Which
Ended His Life.
The funeral of Charles Bailey, who
killed himself last night by taking
morphine, was held from Hart's
chapel, Macon, Ga. His brother,
from Americus, who is said to be
quite wealthy, was In attendance.
Bailey was a gambler, It Is said, and
recently went broke. When his
room was broken into, a note to his
mother and one to his brother were
found. He had written to his moth
er: "To My Dear Mother: Taking all
things into consideration, I think this
Is the best way, so good-bye. I'll meet
you in the sweet by and bye." To
his brother, Walter Bailey, he re
quested that his death be made cer
tain before burial. Bailey was 46
years of age.
BACKS WOMAN MAYOR.
Attorney General Will Invoke Laws to
Carry Out Her Administration.
The whole power of the state Is
backing up Mrs. Ella Wilson, mayor
of HunncwcU, In hor fight on the city
council and the police department,
which have refused to obey her
orders and the law, says a Topeka,
This was announced in a letter to
her from Attorney General Dawson,
who declared that he would invoke
the laws to see that her administra
tion is carried out and that her rights
will bo protected.
In the letter Attorney General Daw
son advises her to "smile and do not
take too seriously the comment made
"All the doings of a public officer
occupying the high position of mayor
are the subjects of free comment by
free citizens," he wrote.
Taken From County Jail Twenty Mln
utes After Victim Dies.
At 11 o'clock Saturday night, twenty
minutes after Deputy Wood, his vic
tim, died. John McLeod, a negro, was
dragged from Emanuel county (Ga.)
jail and hanged by a body of men,
orderly but determined. The body
was suspended from a tree and rid
dlid with bullets.
There was no excitement to speak
of. Hidden keys to the jail were
found and the victim quickly strung
up. Following the lynching, all par
ties disappeared. The identity of any
one is unknown. The coroner's in
quest found death caused by "un
Two Thousand Attend Jacksonville
Delegates to the Southern Baptist
convention met at Jacksonville, Fla.,
It iB believed that there will be fully
2.000 in attendance.
There are several candidates for
the presidency. Dr. B. D. Gray, of At
lanta, it is said, wil 1 probably be
There are several cities bidding for
the next convention. It will probably
go to some city west of the Missis
At Central, S. C, T. M. Norrls'
automobile ran over two little chil
dren, aged six' years each Johnnie
Pnrkett wak killH almost InRtnnllv
The other child, Grace Kelley. is still j h" '""
FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT.
David Upchurch Meets Instant Death
When His Car Goes Over Bluff.
David Upchurch was Instantly
killed and his companion, Dick Hall,
probably fatally injured at Selma,
Ala., when their automobile ran over
the embankment of the Alabama river
at the foot of Church street in Selma.
Both young men belong to promi
nent families at Uniontown, Ala.
Witnesses to the accident declare
the machine struck a second bluff in
its descent, turning a complete somer
sault, and was crushed to splinters by
the fall. Upchurch's body was so
badly crushed as to be unrecognizable
George Dubois, aged 13, died 'In
New Orleans at a lecal hospital from
lockjaw as the result of running a
Convention of the United Confederate
Veterans' Association Comes to an
End at Little Rook Most Success
ful and Enjoysbs Rsunlon.
Friday the last of the grizzled vet
erans of the lost cause laft LltUe
Rock, and the gathering passed Into
The convention of Confederate vet
erans ended with the grand parade
and the annual Confederate veterans'
All the old soldiers who remained
In the city were escorted to their
trains and presented with baskets of
lunches by the Daughters of the Con
It Is remarkable that the parade
was attended with bul few aocldents
and no fatal results. There war ser
eral of the war-worn soldiers who
found that they were not able to
withstand the tiresome treadmill of
the parade, and succumbed to the
heat, but they were speedily oared
for, and all soon recovered. -
While bands played wartime airs.
the soldiers of the old south marched
Illinois State Senate Is Not Through
With Lorimer Election Scandal.
A Springfield; 111., dispatch- says:
through the streets of LltUe Rook lnl The charges of bribery in the election
their twentv-nrer annual nararta ' William Lorimer to the United
Their commander-in-chief, Gen. Geo. 8tBte 8enate wiU be Pushed the
W. Gordon, of Memphis Tenn., was tate Mnate to the llm,t- fowln8
confined to his room by 'the order of the adoDtlon of ft resolution In that
physicians. As the line of march body- whU:h ted that the seat
passed the hotel, the veterans saluted. a" """'ned by bribery and corrup-
Th rnvlBwin .t.nrf ih.t h.n... '. The resolution passed by a
Intended for officers, was given over Tote of 39 to 10- and recommendation
to aged and infirm veterans, although wai made to the United States sen-
many were in line who had lost a lu vuaa luo "'vesugauon wun au
leg, an arm or were lamed from J8818' Evwence which was gathered
wounds received at war. Governor by tho Btate 8enBte investigating
DnnAirhfiv f irv.n... ith hi. n,. committee recently, connecting Ed-
derly and private secretary, occupied ward"lne8't,h lumber mnaire,
carriage in the parade. ,nd Edward TUden' head of the beef
The last event of this year's re- "u" l" "
union was the Confederate ball, "u OI n "B8ea iuu.uuu corruption
which was given at the auditorium, '"nd; wb cb was U8fd to buy vote8 ln
attended by those who remained for Jbe le8slature, will be presented to
that purpose and who Included dlgni- 8enate:,
tarles of the United Confederate Vet- Pr'nC pa"' theT 'eMt de"
erans and kindred organizations. mauds that the United States senate
The next reunion will be held at " . . , . .? , 1, H7
Macon Ga uusung iurimer. Aauea to mis, me
resolution emooaiea a reouxe to
Judge Edelor Petit, of Chicago, who
VICTORIA MEMORIAL. relieved Tilden and two of his asso
ciates from testifying or producing
Unveiling Marked by Scenes of Pomp documentary evidence demanded by
And Spl6ndor I vuiuwuioo uu .a nui vi uauaae
The Queen Victoria memorial was .pu"' , , . , ... .
unveiled at London amid scenes of " w ,aeclarea 81 opringneia, in.
pomp and in the presence of British lnal lne nmm committee wouia use
and German royalty. King George very mean8 ln ,ts Power to PunIsh
and Queen Mary of England and Em- T,lden for contempt in refusing to ap-
peror William and the empress of Pear be'ore
Germany walked from Buckingham " ,s ProoaDle e win oe iorcea to
palace to the scene of the unveiling "uow UOOKS u,e m,1aura
while a multitude cheered the mon- f tne part played ,n the bribery by
State Senators Broderlck and Pem-
Tho rnval nartv wiud fmm th.l berton. who are alleged to have been
grand entrance in the quadrangle to lUB 8-uelween8.
the grounds of Buckingham palace
through the central archway and the COTTON SHORT.
new gateway to the statue. A guard
of honor was drawn upon the quad- Bull Leader Declares That There Is
rangle and the royal route was lined Not Enough to Go Around,
with soldiers and marines drawn up "There is not enough, cotton to go
with presented arms. around," declared Frank B. Hayne,
A squad of mounted polios rode prominent bull leader and local cot-
through the streets wherein the royal ton buyer, of New Orleans. He
party was to pass, while the "surveil- caused excitement ln the New Or-
lance squad" of Scotland Yard, under leans exchange by offering to buy
personal command of Superintendent 200,000 bales of May and July at the
Frost, kept a sharp lookout for an- market price, then going one better
archlsts. by offering an eighth of a cent higher
The royal party ascended the steps than the exchange quotations for all
of an especially constructed dais on the cotton ln the city
the palace side of Victoria gardens, I "We know how much cotton we
where they remained through the cer- will get between now and September
emonles. The scene was brilliant and 1. he continued. And there is not
Inspiring. The mighty multitude upon enough to keep the mills running,
the Mall made a brilliant setting with and some of them must close down
the gowns of the women and the unl- For the last two years the world has
forms of the soldiers and sailors. needed 27,000,000 bales, and all it will
The privileged guests passed be- get will be 22,500,000 bales, or 4,500,
tween line of soldiers and took up 000 bales short of the amount re
their stations. Both King George and quired, and what would have been
Emperor William wore the uniforms I used had the staple been grown. That
of British field marshals, and their is the situation. I believe cotton will
breasts were covered with medals, go higher.'
They walked side by side, followed by
the English queen and the German
empress. Close behind the royal con
sorts walked Princess Victoria oil
Prussia and other members of royalty.
Streets of Cuautla Reported to Be
Choked With Dead Bodies.
A sanguinary battle was fought at
Cuautla, twenty miles southeast ol
Cuernavaga, Mexico, between the fed-
Wllkesbarre Tsllor Tests His Dlges-I eral garrison, under Colonel Mungula
Harry Fassen, a jeweler, of Pitts-
ton, near Wllkesbarre, Pa., was open-1
and a force of rebels, commanded by
Colonel Zapata. Fugitives arriving
state that the streets of Cuautla are
ing a consignment of unmounted dia- ,trewn with dead and mounded,
monds. when Mu Marmia a ullnr A commission left for Cuautla car-
having a shop nearby, strolled in. ry,nS news of the iatice, which, it
"Here are some fine diamonds " said 18 noDea- wl" DUl an ena lne nSnt'
Fassen, spreading them out.
"That's a beauty," admitted Mar-
ing.. General Flgueroa is leading
3,000 rebel troops from Igualaga, pre
alive, with a chance of recovery
G. W. Kompf, aged 30, a traveling
mnn, from Nashville, Tenn, was
killed at Clarksburg. W. Va., by a
freight train while crossing the
tracks. His home is believed, to be In
The first of the fourteen-year lo
custs have been heard at Acworth,
Ga. Quite a number war reported
from different sectloaf vt tha community.
As he was motoring Into Elberton.
fla., Overton Lowe, of Washington,
ran over a 14-year-old negro boy, who,
during the dny. died from the Injuries.
It is said the negro ran ln front of the
Judge W. ,. nickson quashed the
perjury Indictment against George B.
Cox, the republican boss, of Cincinnati.
cus. Dtckina- un one of the lara.sL H sumably en route for thlB city.
remarked that it must be easy to steal Cuernavaca is the capital of the
stones like that from the diamond Btate of More,os' and 18 forty miles
mines by swallowins them south of Mexico City. Cuautla is a
"Why, I'll bet I could swallow that town of about 8000' ln MoreIos'
easily," he said.
"It will cost you $50 if you do," said
"That s a go," explained Marcus
He popped the diamond In his mouth
seized a glass of water and, with a I
MEETING PLACE CHOSEN.
Baptists Name Oklahoma City for
Oklahoma City has been chosen as
gulp, both water and diamond went the next place of meeting by tha
down his throat.
Before Fassen had recovered hit
voice. Marcus had thrust $50 at him
end walked out. Fassen says the dia-
ineud cost him $150, but be can not
go back on his word.
Southern Baptist convention, which
has been ln session at Jacksonville,
The convention unanimously in-
dorsed President Taft's plans for In
I.awrenr A FelHer r,f Oonr.i. h. Bu"s county, Georgia, will likely
been made first lieutenant in the nied- baTe a frmers institute this summer,
leal reserve corps of the army, accord- , be conducted by Professor J. E.
ing to Washington advices. "lte- ' the State Agricultural col-
,A . . , , icgo. me waiter wm oe lanen up Dy
President Tart has formally nomi- tho Fllrmor.. , ,vol.
nated to the senate Henry L. Stlm- U)eetlng gt Jck Q on u fl '
son, of New York, to be secretary of Friday In June
captain jonn n. uibbons has as
sumed the superlntendency of the
Sick headache results from a disorder-1 United States Naval academy at A li
ed condition of the stomach, and can be I napolis. Captain John M. Bowyer was
cured bytheuseof Chamberlain's Stem- forced bv ill health to rllnm,lah .h
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