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. FOR SALE 8 acres, alfalfa, fruit
and garden; 4-room hoflse, furnished;
5 Jersey cows, horse and buggy; 125
laying hens, garden and -wakon tools;
location, close in; $3,500 takes It.
Come quick if you Ayant this.
E. E. PASCOE, HO N. Center Street.
VOL. XXI. NO. 314.
FOR SALE Price $2000: Five
room brick; modern; close in; J500
cash, balance by the month. Price
$2-100: Five-room brick; modern;
close in; built-in bookcases, china
closet; $750 cash.
E. E. PASCOE, 110 N. Center St.
IN 10 D E
Baron de Constant on Use
lessness of War
Mistakes by Governments
When Discovered and Ad
mitted, as by Russia and
Prance, Do Not Recall
Wasted Lives.
Sun Francisco, April 2. "The use
lessness of war," with the conflict
between France and Russia as a par
ticular illustration, was preached to
night at the First Congregational
cliurah by Baron d'Estournelles de
Constant. It was his first address in
English in this city and was listened
to by a large audience.
"Without discussing recent wars
but merely those that have taken
place between France and Russia,"
suid Baron de Constant, "we may be
said to have lived through a chapter
of history which will be written one
of these days under the title that
onllghtened patriotism would give it
usoless wars.' In less than a cen
tury. French armies have carried war
into Russia, first to Moscow and then
to the Crimea. Neither of those wars
has been taken to heart and remem-
1 1... Ttiuctrn nonnlo find fhtV
UC1W U. t.l-- .iiu 1 w I ' '
have 'not held France responsible.
Neither at Moscow In Napoleon's
time nor in the trenches before Sa
bnstapol did the French soldiers dis
cover any sign of hostility, hatred
or incompatibility among the Rus
sians. The past has vanished; liking
and affection spring up from the first i
direct contact between the .two peo-!
pies, and the Franco-Russian alliance
seems as if it had always existed.
"And yet the two governments, be
fore they came to an understanding
had long regarded war between the
two countries as a natural and nec
essary state of things to be generally
accepted in virtue of reasons of state.
The governments believed that both
nations were bound to hate each oth
er, while the people themselves asked
for nothing better than mutual con
fidence. While the two governments
were deciding for war, the two na
tions were friendly, and neither de
feat nor bloodshed nor bitterness has
been able to stifle this sentiment.
"It was all very well for govern
ments to admit that they were mis
taken, but that did not bring back
the victims to life and to the service
of their country. During a visit I
paid to ftloscow, it seemed as if I
were living the trials and sufferings
nfortunate Grand Army all
over again. At least 6S0.000 men were
mobilized for the campaign in Rus
sia. They were drawn from all the
countries conquered by France, and
they included about 150,000 young
French conscripts. As the genera
tions fit for service in the army had
been already wiped out. It was found
necessary to lower the age-limit and
begin to take more boys who, though
brave enough, were physically unable
to withstand the fatigues of cam
paigning. All those youths had to
be marched acro.s Europe as far as
the Nieman and part of then. at
least, beyong over the Russian
steppes, only to take part in the cli
max of the war, the burning of Mos
cow, the retreat of all the inhabitants,
carrying awav with them all means
of subslstance. and the most pitiless
of Winters, combined with the re
treat, coming as the denouement of
the tragedy.
"My way back to France from Mos
cow "by railway took me over prac
tically the same route as the French
troops followed In their retreat. Even
in an express train It seemed endless.
It took in a whole day and night
and the names of the stations, such
as Borodino, Smolensk and Bereslna.
aroused painful memories. These
worn the places where our troops had
to fight their way back to a hos
tile Europe, the battlefield of Leipzig
and the final campaign In France-
"I saw the snow spread out over
the plain like an immense white
sheet. Not the least trace of a road
jvas visible for many and miiny a
mile a waste through- which our of
ficers and men. destitute of almost
all supplies, had to make their way
at any cost Every day some of the
weaker succumbed. Shrouded in ic
before they were dead, they were de
voured by the - crows and wolves.
Think-of the nights those men pass
ed! Even one spent in a sleeping
car berth seemed long to me, but
what must it have been to them, and
what an awakening! It is hard to
say whether" they had more to fear
from Isolation or from ambush and
pursuit by a fantical enemy.
"Was It a dream! It seemed to
me as if France's children were lying
asleep under the snow and that as
the train approached they rose up
and held out their arms imploringly.
Tiie saddest tiling of all' was to have
no reply to make to their doleful cry:
'We died for nothing.'"
At San Francisco First game:
R. H. E.
Vernon 0 3 3
csan .Francisco l v o
BafTeries Carson and Hogal; Miller
and Berry.
Second game B. H. E.
Vernon .5 7 2
San Francisco 6 10 2
Batteries Raleigh, Stewardt, Brack
enrldge and Brown; Senley, Suter and
At Sacramento R. H. E.
Oakland 2 6 Z
Sacramento 0 5 2
Batteries Kilroy and Mitze; Thomp
son and Thomas.
At Los Angeles Morning game:
R. II. E.
Portland 5 10 4
Los Angeles ' 4 9 3
Batteries Arlett, Henderson, Steen
and Murray; Thorsen, Wheeler and
Afternoon game R. H. E.
Portland 5 15 4
Los Angeles 10 8 2
Batteries Steen, Archer, Arlett and
Kuhn; Criger, Klein and Smith.
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Thirty-Four Rebels Killed and Scores
Chihuahua, April 2 Thirty-four
rebels were killed and scores wounded
in a clash between a detachment of
3G0 federal soldiers and 150 insurrec
tos at Analdama on Friday night. The
insurrectos are said to have been shot
down in a running light following a
surprise and attack by the federals,
The Diaz soldiers say they lost only
four men killed, two whom were lieu
tenants who led the chase.
The rout followed an orgy in which
the insurrectos engaged after they had
marched into Analdama without re
sistance early on Friday. Not antic
ipating an attack their officers Issued
invitations to a dance and then be
gan killing twenty head of cattle,
announcing that thoy were preparing
beef for the supper of 1.000 rebels
encamped south of Chihuahua.
At the dance both the rebels and
their guests drank heavily and late
in the night the insurrecto camp was
pitched in a grove near town. No
rebel sentries' were out when the
federals attacked and few of the
rebels had their guns. They fled
toward town. Among the rebel
are Captains Francisco and Jose
tillo, brothers.
At Least the Story Looks Like It at
This Distance.
According to the Los Angeles Times
W. W. Bass has started something
that is important if true, and if he
carries out' his reported plans they
will bring him more fame from the
incident of ills riding a mule down
the great precipice of the Grand Can
yon and jumping from his back to
save himself just before reaching the
bottom. The local reader may won
der whether Mr. Bass told this story
solely to entertain a newspaper re
porter, or whether he plans to build
an automobile road to compete with
the territorial highway now under
.construction, connecting practically
the. same points. If so. It would be
pleasing to know what inducements
he will offer travelers that will be
more attractive than the free use of
the territorial highway. The Times
"A syndicate known as the Phoenix
and Grand Canyon Development com
pany, was formed yesterday by Los
Angeles and Arizona mining operators
to finance the consruction of an au
tomobile road between Phoenix ana
the Grand Canyon. It will serve as
a connecting link with the mining
properties of that section and lend en
couragement to tourist exploitation of
the northern part of the state.
"The road will be over 2S0 Uniles In
length when completed and will open
up a country for tourist traffic un
equaled for scenic grandeur in the
west. The route will be mapped out
by W. W. Bass of this city, proprietor
of Bass Camp in the Grand Canyon,
a desert and mountain guide of long
experience. Contracts .for the work
will be let shortly to Phoenix con
cerns and the worst section of the
route whipped into shape for the en
suing summer season traffic, that will
compare with any in the country. It
Is not the purpose of the syndicate to
construct . a new route entirely.
Stretches of roadway already built
will be taken advantage of wherever
possible. Much of the way is now
represented by rough trails and it is
expected that the new road will effect
a large opening up of the mining dis
tricsts." i
Francisco Rodriguez At
tempts to Nlurder Bis Wile
The Woman, With Three
Wounds, All Apparently
Mortal, Lying Between
Life and Death at Sisters'
Hospital Man in Jail.
Francisco Rodriguez made a desper
ate, fiendish and cowardly attempt to
murder Ills wife, Jesus Rodriguez, yes
terday a little after noon. If his effort
should not be crowned by success, his
failure will be regarded as a miracle
to which the surgeons at the Sister's
hospital largely contributed.
The woman lay there last night be
tween life and death with the chances
in her favor pitifully small. Yet they
had perceptibly increased and mere was
a faint hope that they would continue
to grow.
She was shot down near the corner of
Ninth and Jackson streets at half an
hour after noon yesterday. Three wit
nesses were horrified to sec Rodriguez
place a revolver against the back of
thewomnn and fire twice. There were
two more shots and Uien Mrs. Rodri
guez ran toward her home at 836 East
Jefferson street. She was overtaken
by her husband and as she was sinking
forward he fired again, the bullet
striking her low down in the breast.
The woman sank into a growth of
weeds, which quickly turned red, and
the husband started ea;t on Jackson
street. He stopped to leload his re
volver and hurried on. Neighbors start
ed In pursuit, and a message was sent
to tlie lMjlice station. Officer Trout
man sprang inti) an automotive and
Fire Chief "sTillivan In the patroTVagon
started for the scene of the shooting.
Arriving there, the officers learned the
direction taken by Rodriguez, who ran
across some vacant lots and came out
upon Eleventh street, which he fol
lowed north to Pierce -and then turned
into tlie Brill addition.
Manuel Miranda, a brother of Mrs.
Rodriguez, was close upon him, though
he did not get a sight of him until he
saw him running past Ninth street on
Pierce! Miranda, who was riding
along McKinley, uttered a yell and
started across. Holding a revolver he
overtook his brother-in-law a short
distance, east of Ninth. By this time
the officers had come up. Miranda was
pressing the muzzle of-lffs revolver
against Rodriguez, but unfortunately
the weapon was not loaded.
Tilings had happened rapidly, for It
was not yet fifteen minutes since the
woman had sunk down among the red
dening weeds.
Rodriguez was dazed, but the officers
said that he was not drunk. He was
unarmed and could not say what had
become of his revolver; nor could he
give an account of the recent bloody
happenings. He was taken to the city
jai! and a couple of hours later he
was removed to the county jail, a war
rant for his arrest on a charge of as
sault to commit murder having been
sworn out of Justice Johnstone's court.
It was expected that a new one charg
ing a grayer offense would shortly be
In the meantime tlie woman was
taken to the Sisters' hospital and
preparations were made for an opera
tion though from the number and loca
tion of three of the wounds an opera
tion did not promise a lease of life.
The woman was conscious, and able
to speak of tlie-shooting. She said her
husband had tried to kill her because
she had refused to live with him.
The operation was performed by Dr.
Wlllard Smith, assisted by Dr. Sargent,
city physician, and Dr. Watkins. One
bullet was found to have lodged under
skin on the outer side of the upper left
leg. having passed through the leg.
making only a flesh wound. That was
the first extracted, and then tl-e more
serious business of investigating the
wound in the breast was begun.
The bullet had entered just below
the breast bone slightly on the right
side and had found an exit on the lower
right side. Before she had been put
under the influence of an anaesthetic,
the woman had said that she was sink
ing forward-Avhen that wound was in
flicted. An Incision nearly a foot- "n length
was made and the intestines were tak
en out. It was ffliind that they had
been perforated in six places. Of the
bullets -which had entered the back, one
had cut through the Jiver and the oth
er had cut the diaphragm. Both were
s till 'In the breast and could not be ex
tracted. There was one other wound.
A bullet had passed through the fleshy
part of the right hand.
Last night, late, it was stated at the
hospital that though the condition of
Mrs. Rodriguez was most critical she
was resting easily.
It was about 3 o'clock when Rodri
guez was transferred from tlie city to
the county jail. He was then quite
sober and told a coherent story. He
said that he had been stopping at the
Star lodging house, where his wife
came to see him about S o'clock. He
said that she asked him for money
and invited him to accompany her
home, saying that her sister had come
and wanted to see him. He replied,
he said, that he would not go to the
house for the reason that he had been
told by the court, after .recent trou
ble he had had, that He must not go
He said that he and his wife then
came up town, were at the city hall
plaza and went from there to the court
house plaza. Then they returned to
tlie Star lodging house. From this point
Rodriguez professed to remember
nothing. They were seen leaving the
Star lodging house about 11 o'clock and
were not noticed after tha,t for an hour
and a half until they were seen stand
ing by the railroad track at Ninth and
Jackson when the shooting began.
Rodriguez said that he had drunk
three bottles of beer and a couple of
bottles of whisky In Ills room at the
Star lodging house before ills wife
called, but that is not believed, for at
the time of his arrest he had not, the
appearance of being drunk and certain
ly at 3 o'clock in tlie afternoon he was
entirely sober. When arrested he had
a pint of whisky in his pocket, un
touched. It is not believed, though that Mrs.
Rodriguez called on her husband at
the Star lodging house at all. but tha.t
they met somewhere on the street and
that she accompanied him to the lodg
ing house later, where he went prob
ably for the purpose of getting his re
volver. Her mother said that she left home
early In the morning to answer an ad
vertisement of a confectionery store for
help. The theory Is that aftar Rodri
guez met her he besought her to live
witli him again, as she had stated, and
when she had refused him, he de
termined to kill her.
About five weeks ago, Rodriguez
made an assault upon his wife with a
knife and, was then charged with as
sault -toommlt murder. There was
not a great deal of evidence in the case
and Justice Johnstone, before whom the
matter had been brought, at the request
of the wife reduced the charge to sim
ple assault and sentenced him to thirty
days in the county jail. He was dis
charged about a week ago.
Mrs. Rodriguez is a very handsome
woman and about 2.1 years of age.
Rodriguez Is about the same age.
The weapon he used In the assault
upon his wife was of 32-caliber. He said
he bought it at Massie's second hand
store three or four days ago. Rodriguez
said he did not knowingly throw it
away In his flight, and though the
course he followed was gone over thor
oughly, it could not be found.
A Federal Soldier Killed by Second
El Paso, Tex.. April 2 Francisco
Sonoro, a federal soldier, is dead and
three men are wounded as a result of
an explosion of three bombs in the
Calle Diablo, Ciudad Juarez, at mid
night. An attack being planned on
tlie jail, it is said, was thwarted by
the bomb explosion. Tlie first explos
ion occurred in tlie street in front of
a dance hall and as revelers ran out
a woman shouted that two men on top
of a roof opposite tlie dance hall, had
thrown tlie bomb.
A number' of special policemen and
soldiers who were in the hall, dashed
Into the building where the men were
supposed to be and two more bombs
were hurled as they reached the patio
of the buildimj. The first bomb
blew Francisco Sonoro to pieces, and
tlie second wounded his companions.
The bomb throwers escaped.
It is the theory of the federal of
ficers that the bomb throwers were
making their way across the roof
tops to hurl bombs against the walls
of the state prison, which is in the
block in which they were discovered,
and that they dropped a bomb by ac
cident Texas officers report that m band of
fifty Mexicans, intending to join the
Mexican insurrectos left Ysleta, twelve
miles cast of El Paso, last night. It
is known that another band crossed
the line in this vicinity on Friday
night. Juarez is nervous and appary
ently fears an attack.
A hold-up and the wounding of
two American horsemen, Jesse Buth-
schell and J. A. Socking'ton. by two
negroes last night, has added to the
excitement in Juarez. Butsohndll
died today. The Juarez jail is full of
negro suspects.
He Entered Mexico To Visit His Sick
Laredo, Tex., April 2 Mexican au
thorities early today arrested Salva
dor Madero, an uncle of Francisco I.
Madero, the rebel leader, when he ar
rived at Nueva Lareda enroute tc
Monterey to visit his sick father.
Officials do not state on what
charges Madero is held. Evariste
Madero, tlie sick man, is the father
of Francisco Madero and grand father
of Francisco I. Madero, Jr.. the in
surrecto leader.
Don Salvadore left here early this
morning for Nueva Lareda. No soon
er had he reached Mexican soil than
he was taken from tlie train. He will
be held incommuncado until a com
plete Inquiry into his motives for en
tering Mexico is made. If It Is found
that his sole object was to visit his
sick father he will be released but
will be kept under surveillance.
Insurrecto, Envoys Have
Gome to El Paso
Accompanied by Man Said
to Be Representative of
Limantour Diaz' Mes
sage, Withholding Recog
nition a New Grievance.
San Antonio, Tex., April 2 As
forecasted on Tuesday the first steps
looking to a restoration of peace In
Mexico are proceeding with all possl
ble spevd. Francisco I. Madero Sr..
Alfonso Madero, It. Estrada and Her
nandez Gonzales arrived in El Paso
tonight. Gonzales, it is stated today
by Juan Sanchez Azuona. member of
tlie insurrectos junta here, is the rep
resentative of Minister Limantour.
Azcona emphasized the statement that
the El Paso program Is of necessity
informal and designed to result In a
real and binding conference if the
preliminaries succeed. Estrada Is a
lawyer and a member of the junta.
His home is in Mazatlan.
Azcona said the delegation named
will wait at El Paso, if they go into
Mexico at all, for passports giving
them the fullest assurance of safety.
It may not be-necessary for them to
leave Americanr soil in case Fran
cisco I. Madero, the younger, has di
gested Llmantour's tentative propos
als and as. lJjped, hasalready dis
patched a messenger from his camp
to El Paso.
The members of the junta today
reiterated in a general way their
comments on Diaz's message to con
gress as unsatisfactory. It makes
no direct reference to any reay move
on the government's part to secure
peace. In fact It is hSld rather to
minimize the importance of the re
volt. Complete reforms are advocated
but the pressure' of the revolutionists
in securing them is not recognized.
The insurrectos hold that Diaz must
do more than his message promises.
He must resign and make way for
a free election.
El Paso, Tex., April 2. Revivals of
peace rumors started tonight with
the arrival of Francisco I. Madero
Sr., and Alfonso Madero, the father
and brother of the insurrecto pres
ident, Roque Estrada, a Mexico City
lawyer and Hernandes Gonzales.
They came from San Antonio.
The two Maderos refused to make
any statements. Asked if they had
come on a mission of peace, the
senl&r Madero said, "Perhaps- so, I
will tell you later."
Gonzales Garza, the insurrecto sec
retary of state, met the Maderos and
accompanied them to their hotel,
where a conference was opened at
So far as learned, there Is no rep
resentatives here of the federal gov
ernment but the insurrecto junta is
supposed to be in communication lty
courier with Francisco Madeo.
Sounds Like a Prominent Insurrecto.
Washington, D. C. April 2 Pointing
out that the message of Diaz to the
Mexican congress endorses the de
mands of the Mexican revolutionists.
Dr. Vasquez Gomez, head of the con
fidential agency of the insurgents here
tonight issued a statement suggesting
two solutions of the trouble in Mexi
co. The government of Diaz, he de
clares, by throwing aside its pride and
furnishing proof of its patriotism
may treat openly with the revolu
tionists, for putting an end to the
conflict and arranging in the "best
manner for guaranteeing the reforms
and just' demands of the revolution
ists." or the war may continue to its
final triumph which. Dr. Gomez be
lieves. Is not far distant.
Gomez said that If the revolution
ists were obliged to pursue the latter
course he hoped that in the interest
of justice and humanity, the United
States would recttgrnize the belliger
ency of tlie insurrection.
In his analysis of the message of
Diaz, Gomez savs he found much en
couragement for tlie cause of the
Shot 'Frisco Saloon Proprietor Who
Discharged Him.
San Francisco, April 2. Jefferson
D. Floyd, one of the most widely
known cafe and saloon men of San
Francisco was shot and probably
fatally wounded by Milton Humphrey,
a bartender In Floyd's saloon, tonight.
In an ante-mortem statement Floyd
declared that he was shot by Hum
phrey when he discharged him for be
ing Intoxicated. There were no wit
nesses. o
Wife of the Late Traction Mag
nate. New York, April 2. Mrs. Mary
Adelaide Yerkes, widow of the late
Charles T. Yerkes. died at her home
tonight. She hud been in failing
health since last November.
I'pon the death of her husband
four years ago she received, it is
said, more than $3,000,000 as her por
tion of the estate. Within twelve
months she married Wilson Mizner, a
New York piayright.
Well Known Persons Thought to Have
had Part In Rogers Kidnaping.
Las Vegas, N. M., April 2 With the
abduction and ransoming of Wallace
Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T.
Rogers, - three days ago and no ar
rests made, the mystery surrounding
the ease seems deepening. Persistent
rumors today connect well known
persons of Las Vegas with the abduc
tion and several suspects are under
surveillance. It became known today
that only one man actually partici
pated in the abduction but there is
no doubt among the authorities that
others abetted it.
Every memler of the New Mexico
mounted police is here working on
tlie case with a large force of detec
tives. This afternoon Captain Fred For
noff, of the mounted police, with a
heavily armed posse left in an auto
mobile for some point south of Las
Vegas. The destination and object
of the expedition is known only to
those in charge of the search.
Question of Population as Indicated
by Financial Business.
It is exceedingly hard to harmonize
the wonderful greatness of Tucson
as heralded by its newspapers, in
comparison with the unimportance
and insignificance of Phoenix, after
carefully considering the following
rigures, taken from tlie bank state
ment compiled by the territorial audi
tor and published in The Republican
yesterday morning.
The bank statement shows that
the totals representing the business
of all the banks. In certain Arizona
cities, are as follows:
Ml the Phoenix banks $3,953,575
All the Preseott banks 3,196.932
tU the Tucson banks 2.904.90S
Alt the Bisbee banks 2.511.911
The statement shows that the total
deposits in all the banks of certain
Arizona cities are:
In all the Phoenix banks.. $4,691,026
In all the Preseott banks.. 2,767.179
In all the Tucson banks 2,329,632
In all the Bisbee banks 2.137.732
It will be seen that both in point
of deposits and volume of business
done. Tucson ranks third in size
among tlie cities of the territory.
This does not necessarily prove that
Tucson's population is not greater
than that of Phoenix, but it is most
imnzing that such a little village as
the capitol city should do nearly twice
the banking business transacted in a
city claiming itself to be so much
larger. Nor can it be assumed that
the people living in Tucson are
"broke." On the contrary the banks
are prosperous and there is shown
to be enough money in their banks
to buy them all car fare to Phoenix,
and they would not stay there and
starve when they could come here
and be prosperous.
San Francisco. April 2 With the de
parture tonight of Theodore Roosevelt
for Reno, Nev.. the reunion of the
Roosevelt family at the home of Theo
dore Roosevelt. Jr., the eldest son.,
came to an end, and Colonel Roose
velt began the latter half of his joiir-;
ney. which he lias repeatedly declared
Is his last extended speaking tour.
Watches, Diamonds and Jewelry, Bought,
Sold and exchanged. Highest cash price paid for Old Gold, Silver
and Precious Stones
M'fg. Jeweler and Watch Repairing. 33 W. Wash. St, Phoealx, Aria.
They Do Not Involve Gen
eral Legislation
The Senate Will Confine the
Business to the Call of
the President, So That an
Early Adjournment Is
Washington, April 2. Although the
democrats of the house by official
caucus action have declared their pur
pose to enact tariff legislation during
the extra session of congress begin
ning on Tuesday, the prediction is
freely made tonight that no such legis
lation can be put through the senate
at this time, and that the extra ses
sion will adjourn earlier than has
generally been anticipated.
As matters stand today it is appar
ent that the regular republicans of
the senate will do everything in their
power to postpone all matters of gen
eral legislation until the regular ses
sion in December. It is reported that
a number of progressive republicans
are likely to fall In with this idea.
President Taft by sending a mes
sage dealing with Canadian reciproc
ity .alone will pave the way for a pro
gram which the senate republicans
propose to adopt at a caucus, proba
bly on Tuesday afternoon.
Senator Galllnger of New Hampshire
will be mude chairman of the senate
committee on committees. It is ex
pected thnt"the committee assignments
in the new congress will clearly In
dicate the purpose of the regulars to
give increased recognition to the
The democratic house leaders to
night indicated that they will go
ahead of their program m the house,
regardless of the probable fate of
their measures In the senate, until
such time as the senate clearly demon
strates that It will give no considera
tion to general legislation during the
extra session.
It Is said that some of the democratic
members of the senate strongly favor
waiting until the regular session con
venes before revising the tariff. They
declare that as the republicans have
already the big appropriation bills for
the next fiscal year the revenues must
be raised to meet them. During the
regular session the tariff could be re
vised and the new appropriation bills
scaled down accordingly.
Boy Killed and Many Hurt in a Satur
day Night Battle.
Laurel, Del.. April 2. About 10
o'clock on Saturday night a mob of
armed negroes swooped down upon a
crowd of spectators on the main thor
oughfare of the town and fired a vol
ley of buckshot into the crowd. Ormc
Stockley. IS years old, son of a farmer,
was shot through the head and died
George Hudson, aged 50. white, was
shot in the leg. necessitating amputa
tion, and Jofhn Thompson, a white
barber, was shot in both legs white
shaving a patron. Others suffered minor
injuries. Several negroes were injured
but they cannot be located.
The officers were unable to cope with
the mob and there was a fierce strug
gle between the. two races until 3
o'clock this morning. "When it was
learned that Stockey had died Chief of
Police Ellis and others entered the col
ored section and raided the house which
was said to be the headquarters of th.
negro rioters. Three wounded ring
leaders were arrested and- taken to tlf
county- jail.
Earl Richards, a 15-year-old white
boy. stole his father's revolver an.l
captured George Wright, for whom th
authorities had been looking more than
a year. Richards compelled the negr
to hold up his hands until the officers

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