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And Three Negroes Were Quietly
Strung Up for the
Three Brothers Resisted 'Arrest for
Disturbing Public Worship, Kill
ing One Officer and. Fatally
Wounding Another ? Murderers
Caught, Tried and Executed.
Union City. Tenn., Nov. 24.?The
little town of Tiptonville, bordering
on* Reel Foot Lake, which has been
the scene of many stirring incidents
the past month, witnessed the hang
ing late this afternoon of three ne
groes who were arrested this morn
ing for murdering Special Deputy
Sheriff Richard Burr?ss, and fatally
wounding John Kail, a deputy
The negroes names are Marshall
Stinebeck, Edward Stinebeck and
Jim Stinebeck. The brothers creat
ed a disturbance at a religious meet
ing near Tiptonville Saturday night,
and when the two officers went to
arrest them, a fight ensued in whicn
the negroes shot down the officers
and made their escape.
It was barely daylight Sunday
morning before a posse of citizens
fToTQ Tiptonville and the surrounding
country were in pursuit of the ne
groes, but they successfully eluded
the white men until 8 o'clock this
morning when they were surrounded
and captured in a little swamp near
the village of Ridgely.
Once captured, the murderers
were quietly landed in jail at Tip
tonville. The news of their capture
spread rapidly to the surrounding
territory and in addition to several
hundred members of the posse men
began arriving by every road and
soon the jail was surrounded by a
mob which had no hesitancy In
threatening a lynching quickly and
In fact it was feared at noon that
the best towns people could not pre
vent the lynching from taking place
?In broad daylight.
One of the first citizens to mounf
the steps of the jail and make an ap
peal to the mob was J. T. Burnett,
a well' wnown lawyer. He recalled
the recent night rider outrages which
had disgraced the vicintiy. He ad
monished his hearers not to do any
thing desperate, and to let the law
take its course, at the same time
promising that full justice would be
done the three black men. ?Ais
met with a long growi of disapproval
and Mr. Burnett, evidently seeing
that his remarks were of no aval',
pleaded with the men that if they
were determined to lynch the ne
' groes to at least await until night
had fallen.
Taylor Hall, a brother of the
wounded deputy sheriff, followed Mr.
Burnett. He said in effect that a
postponement of the lynching until
night would be satisfactory to him.
The mob, however, was very rest
less and it was soon seen that It
would be impossible to stem the tide
of feeling.
As a last resort S. J. CaldweiL,
a townsman, and Sheriff Haynes
went before Justice Lee Davis and
explained the situation, telling of the
menacing attitude of the crowd,
which thronged the streets leading
to the jail. Justice Davis agreed to
open his court at once, and at 8
o'clock summoned a jury of 12 men
and allowed the negroes, after all
evidence that could be adduced was
heard, to be duly sentenced to death.
Meanwhile Governor Patterson
was advised by telephone of the sit
uation and ordered a company of
militia in this city to porceed with,
all haste to secure the negroes and
conduct them to a place of safety.
The troops were started at once,
but failed to arrive in time to pre
vent the hanging.
At the trial only the evidence of
those who had seen the killing was
heard, and in an incredibly short
time the case was given to the jury
who, in a few minutes, returned a
verdict of guilty and fixing the pen
alty at death.
The sentence had barely been pass
ed on the three negroes when the
mob. with a whoop and a yell,
swarmed into the court room, and
seizing the negroes, rushed them to
a large tree near the edge of town
and hanged them, firing volley aftor
volley into the air as the bodies were
drawn up from the earth.
Some Admirers Pay Tribute to the
Dead Statesman.
.Memphis, Tenn.. Nov. 24.?John
Sharp Williams, United States sen
ator: former Senator Thomas B.
Twrley and other friends and ad
mirers paid tributes to the memory
of the late Senator Carmack at r.
monster memorial service held at
the Jefferson theatre Sunday after
noon. At the conclusion of the ex
ercises lesolutions were adopted In
dorsing the cause for which the "de
parted shed his martyr's blood," con
demning lawlessness in the State,
and calling upon the authorities
"to bring to justice all the conspir
ators who aided and abetted in the
foul assassination."
c. f. adams 1xplains their ab
sence from hearings.
Ho Says the Beneficiaries of the
Tariff Law:-; as They Exist are
Either Thi ves or Hogs.
Boston; Nov. 25.?The letter of
Charles Francis Adams, of Bostoi..
on the tarif', to Congressman re
call, of Massachusetts, is In full as
The Hon. Samuel W. McCall.
Washington, d. C.?My Dear Mr.
McCall: I ree in the Boston Herald
of this morning that the President
elect is anxious that those who de
sire a revision of the tariff in the
direction of reduced schedules should
make themselves heard in Washing
ton. It is claimed those asking that
the tariff schedules should remain
as they are, or should be changed
ohly in the way of Increase, are much
in evidence at the hearing now in
progress, and that the tariff reform
er, so-called, does not appear or is
You, my dear Mr. McOall, know
perfectly well the reason of this.
Those firs;-, referred to are directly
and pecuniarily interested; and as
such naturally divided into two class
es. Speaking after the fashion of
men, they are either thieves or hoga.
I myself belong to the former class.
I am a tariff thief, and I have a
license to steal. It bears the broad
seal of the United States, and Is what
is known as the "Dingley tariff." 1
stole under It yesterday; i am steal
ing under it today. I propose to
steal under It tomorrow. The Gov
ernment has forced me into this
position, and I both do and shall
take full advantage of it. I am.
therefore, a tariff thief, with a li
cense to steal! And?what are you
going to do about It?
The other class comes under the
hog category; that Is, they rush
squealing and struggling to ' the
Washington protection trough, and,
with all four feet in it, they proceed
to gobble the swill. Well acquaint
ed with those of this class, you know
their attitude and their utterance.
It is useless for me to dilate upon
either. To this class I do no belong.
I am simply a tariff thief, but, an
I have said, with a license to steal.
But, on the other hand, I am also
a tariff reformer. I would like to
see every protective schedule swept
out of exlstance, my own included
Meanwhile, what inducement have I
to go to Washington on a public mis
sion of this sort? A mere citizen,
I represent no one; if I went I would
receive from the committee secretly
a respectful hearing, if any hearing
at all; and I would have to go v
considerable expense, both of my
money and my time, the last of
which I can least afford.
My position in these respects is
exactly the position.of myriads of
others. And they say we do not ex
ist! ^
Meanwhile, I do know this: On
every occasion when' of late I have
had occasion to address an audi
ence any reference to "protection
run mad," or to the tariff as "the
mother of trusts" has invariably
elicited a more spontaneous response
than any other utterance I could
make. This feeling is abroad, bo
coming stronger* and will certainly
soon or late, be in evidence at the
polls. Meanwhile, the tens of thou
sands of persons who feel in that
way, like myself, cannot afford eith
er the time or, more frequently,
the money to go to Washington to
ask to be heard before a committee
which they know in advance is both
prejudiced and packed against them
I have in this letter set forth the
situation so far as a revision of the
tariff is concerned, as it exists within
yorr personal knowledge. You are
welcome to make such use of it be
fore the committee, or elsewhere,
as you see fit.
Meanwhile have it distinctly under
stood that my position is exactly
the position of tens of thousands of
others scattered throughout the
country. To ask us to put aside
our business affairs, and at our own
expense sro to Washington on a des
perate mission is askinsr a little too
much whether ,fh" demand comes
from the committee or from a
President-elect. 1 remain, etc.
Mr. Adams has for years been
interested in various raijwny and
industrial concerns in New England.
Boy Aged Fot.rtecn Shoots Lad
of Ten.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 20.?
Clarence Little, ton years of age, was
shot and instantly killed by Tom
Wiekes, asred 14, Monday afternoon.
Young Little chafed the Wiekes boy
on returning from a hunt without
any game, and said: "I would not
be afraid to give you a shot at me."
?JBjr G-. I'll take it." said
Wiekes, and fired a charge of buck
shot, into the boy's breast. The
coroner's jury held Wiekes for first
degree murder.
Ends His Life.
Florence. Nov. 20.?John Haines,
3d years old. ended his life with a
shotgun Monday. Mr. Haines lived
about six miles from Florence. He
had just returned from a trip to
Florida, where he had expected to
locate. He leaves a widow and sev
eral children.
He Confessed That His Intention
Was to Assault Them and Im
plicates Another Negro.
Ham Gilmore, colored, aged 25
years, was taken from the jail at
Luray, in Hampton county, at one
o'clock Monday morning by an angry
mob of three hundred citizens and
lynched. His body was found swing
ing to the limb of an oak tree in
front of a negro church on a prom
inent street of the town. The stor/
leading up to the lynching is about
as follows:
A. C. Fitts, a prominent farmer
living two miles out from Lu~ay,
was awakened Sunday morning at
3 o'clock by the screams of his two
daughters in an adjoining room,
un entering the room Mr. Fitts saw
some party jump out of the window.
The party escaped. His daughters
informed him that the negro had
attempted to assault them.
The alarm was given and friends
assembled. Tracks were discovered,
which, when followed, led to Ham
Gilmore's house. He was taken in
charge by a magistrate who per
suaded the crowd to let the law take
its course. The negro was placed
in jail at Luray at 6 o'clock Sunday
evening, and everything seemed
quiet enough. The negro denied
the charge.
Men began to arrive in great num
bers and continued arriving. They
were not satisfied with things as
they were. At one o'clock Monday
morning they battered down the door
and took Gilmore out.
A rope was placed about his neck
and he confessed that he was in the
room of i-isses Fitts with the in
tent to rape. Gilmore was quietly
led off and strung up to an oak
tree in front of a negro church and
strangled to death.
A magistrate held the inquest.
Before his death Gilmore implicat
ed another negro, who, if caught
will likely be lynched also. About
1,000 people viewed the body Mon
By the Explosion of the Boilers of a
London, Nov. 25.?Reports from
Malta in the Mediterranean state that
many of the J200 passengers of the
Liverpool liner Sardinia, of the Pa
paqanni-Ellerman line lost their
lives when the steamer caught fire a
mile from shore and finally had to be
People on shore in the city saw the
steamer suddenly burst aflame. The
blaze probably occurred from an ex
plosion of the vessel's boilers so rap
idly did it spread. The passengers a
re.: moments afterwards could be
seen leaping overboard.
The captain immediately turned his
vessel toward the shore and with
what little headway he had, managed
to beach her. Passengers continued
to leap overboard as the vessel pro
ceeded in shore. How many of thern
drowned is not known.
Her Husband Died Suddenly From
Mobile, Ala., Nov. 26.?Mrs. Alice
Calhoun, white, well known resident
of Mobile, is on trial in the city court
charged with murder. Her hushanj,
Joseph H. Calhoun, a laundryman,
died suddenly from poison contained
in his lunch which his wife had pre
Mrs. Calhoun was arrested after
a coroner's inquest, and examination
of the dead man's stomach by the
State chemist. The jury was secur
ed in one and a half hours.
This is the first white woman to
answer to murder charge in Mo
bile county in many years, and is
attracting much attention.
Federal Warship Sunk During the
War to be Removed.
Charleston, Nov. 24.?The wreck
of the famous Federal warship
Housatonic is to be removed from im
position near the mouth of Charles
ton harbor. Bids have been submit*
ted to the United States engineers
department for the removal. The
Federal ship was sunk by the torpedo
boat David which slipped through
th<> inlet between Sullivan's Island
and Isle of Palms in the early morn
ing and sunk the big ship. The lit
tle boat was sunk in the explosion
and her gallant crew were all lost
in the mere shell of a craft in which
they were enclosed.
Treasurer Bidder of Democratic
Committee Files Report.
Albany, N. Y., Nov. 2C.?Herman
Bidder, treasurer of the Democratic
National Committee, filed with the
secretary of State Monday this repoi i
of contributions to the Democratic
national campaign which total $020
644.77. Disbursements are given at
$619,110.06. Leaving a balance in
the treasurer's hands of $1,524.71.
There are over seventy-seven thous
and contributors to the fund.
Bryan's Plurality in South Caro
lina Over 58,000. ,
Bryan and Kern Received 62,28?
Votes; Taft and Sherman, 3,847;
Hisgen and Graves, 45; Debs ami
Snooks, 101?Spartanburg County
Gave the Largest Democratic Vote.
Columbia, Nov. 26.?According to
the official returns as tabulated and
declared Monday by the State board
of canvassers, the total vote for the
Democratic . electoral ticket at the
election of November 3, 1908, was
62,289; for'the Republican ticket,
3,847; for the Independence League
ticket, 43, and for the Socialist
ticket, 1.01. This is a total vote of
about 67,000, slightly more than
half the total number of votes cast
in the Democratic primary election
in August.
The largest Republican vote was
cast in Orangeburg county, 405, with
Charleston second, 347; Beaufort,
third, 272; Richland, fourth, 236;
Berkeley, tflfth, 225. This sbJows
that the strength of the Republican
party in this State is now as always
since the war in the counties where
there is the largest negro population,
the main constituency of the party
In this State being colored.
The largest Democratic vote was
cast by Spartanburg, 4.162; with
Greenville second, 2,774; Orange
burg third, 2,687; Lexington, fourth,
2,508, and Anderson, Laurens and
Marion each casting over two thous
and votes for the Democratic ticket.
Here again the same thing Is illus
trated?the strength of the Demo
cratic party lies principally in the
white counties of the Piedmont, the
same thing being proved by the pri
mary returns of the primary elec
In the Congressional election, the
largest vote was cast in the 4th dis
trict and the second largest in the
3rd district, these two districts em
bracing the heavy white counties
and the Democratic Congressional
nominees having no opposition.
Electoral Vote by Counties.
Democratic Republican
Abbeville .1.481 9
Alken ... 1,900 48
Bamberg. 848 33
Barnwell. 1,407 88
Beaufort. 522 272
Berkeley. 609. 235
Calhoun. 669 54
Chalreston. 1,814 347
Cherokee. 1,506 66
Chester. 1,368 3 7
Chesterfield. 1,458 47
Clarendon .... .. 1,091 62
Colleton. 1,399 91
Darlington. 1,279 21
Dorchester. 883 103
Edgefield. 1. 1,097 8
Fairfleld. 830 12
Florence. 1,460 28
Georgetown. 544 108
Greenville !. 2,774 176
Greenwood. 1,765 18
Hampton .1,138
Horry. 1,247 56
Kershaw. 922 45
Lancaster. 1,729 . 58
Laurens.2,160 Gl
Lee. 963 5S
Lexington. 2,508 80
Marion . 2,007 91
Marlboro. 910 16
N'ewberry.1,681 44
Oconee.1,126 172
Orangeburg .. .. 2,687 405
Pickens.1,241 50
Richland. 1.750 23G
Saluda. 1,385 S
Spartanburg .. ..4,1 62 225
Sumter. 1.228 175
Union.1.3S9 49
Williamsburg.. .. 1,550 180
York. 1.606 29
Total.G2.2S9 3.S47
? hlv..91a mfwy^mfwypp
Hisgen and Graves, Hearst's can
didates, received seven votes in
Charleston and seven votes in Green
ville; Dorchester gave them live
votes. In no other county did th -I
receive over three votes. Their total
vote was forty-five in the State.
Debs and Snooks, Socialist, got
nearly all their ninety-seven votes
I in Charleston, Greenville, Richland
and Greenwood, which counties seem
to lie Socialists headquarters in this
I State.
I The Congressional Election.
i In the Congressional election th :
largest Republican vole was cast ml
the 7th district, where Richardson,
the Republican candidate, received
90S votes, against 9,950 for Con
gressman' Lever. The ittstly cele
brated Aaron Prioleau, the Republi
can candidate in the 1st district,
received 631 votes, against 5,759 lor
Congressman Legare.
The vote .by Congressional dis
tricts was as follows:
1st district. Legare, Prioleau.
Berkeley. B22 21 1
Charleston.1.S0S 217
Clarendon.1,037 73
Colleton. 1,399 51
Dorchester. 893 79
Total . .
2d district
Aiken . .
Hamberg . .
Beaufort . . .
P am well ..
Edgefield . .
Hr ipton . .
..5,759 631
Patterson. Myers.
255 9
IBER 27, 1908.
Saluda.1,391 5
Total. 8,448 58
3d district Aiken
Abbeville . l,48o
Andersen . .. 2,970
Greenwood. 1,775
Ne wherry . 1,662
Oconee. 1,033
Pickens. 1,298
Total .10,2 < 4
.4 th district Johnson.
Laurens . 2,078
Spartanburg. 4,324
Union. 1,413
5th district. Kinley.
Cherokee.1,5 t 9
unester. 1,372
Falrfleld. ?oi
Kershaw. bo.J
York. 1,611
Total . 9,463
6th district. Ellerbc.
Georgetown . o4i
Florence . 1,528
Horry. 1,2 8 S
Marion.'. 2,033
Marlboro . 916
Dan,agton. 1,2 e>.
Wlllamsburg. 1,441
Total. 9,035
7th district. Lever. Richardson
Lexington.2,549 86
Lee. 966 68
Orangeburg.2,730 388
Richland.1,819 185
Calhoun. 675 94
Sumter .1,231 177
Total .. .9,959 998
C. C. Featherstone and C. P. Sims
Fight in Open Court.
Columbia, Nov.'25.?The time of
the State board of canvassers was
taken up Monday with the hearing
of contests In the Laurens dispen
sary election case, and the election
in the 1st, 2nd and 7th Congressional
The Laurens contest was the prin
cipal thing before the board in im
portance and the argument of coun
sel became at one point acrimonious
and led to a personal encounter be
tween the opposing counsel, C. C.
Featherstone, of Laurens, and C. P
Sims, of Spartanburg. During the
argument of Mr. Sims, representing
the contestant, he referred several
times to the "crazy Prohibitionists,"
who, he said, could not see the facts!
except in their own way, intimating
it sec-imed, that they were so blinded
by"preju?ice as not to be. able tc.
tell the truth. He was referring par
ticularly to the meeting of citi
zens held at the call of the super
visor to ascertain whether one
fourth the number of voters had
signed the petition for an election.
Mr. Featherstone, representing the
Prohibitionists, requested Mr. Sims
to stick to the record and discontin
ue his references to the "crazy Pro
hibitionists." Mr. Sims replied that
he would settle with Mr. Feather
stone outside afterwards, whereupon
Mr. Featherstone said he would set
tle right then, and >he two attorneys
were instantly In combat. Both are
heavy of build and muscular. Mr.
Featherstone, in his youth, having
been a base ball player of note; aud
the fight, though short, was vigorous.
When the two were separated, Mr. I
Sims was bleeding about the face and
Mr. Featherstone had a siight bruise
on his neck. Both apologized to the
Spartanburg Trouble Cost Over One
Thousand Dollars.
Columbia, Nov. 26.?The State
says the pay warrants for the;mem
bers of the militia who were on duty
at the time of the near-riot in
Spartanburg when an attempt was
ma le to lynch John Irby. have been
sent out by Adjutant General Boyd.
The total expenses of the department
amounted to $1,375, which included
the pay for the companies at Spar
tanburg, Clifton and Laurens, The
authorities consider the money well
spent, however, as the majority of
the members responded promptly
and had it not been for the guard?
thf re would have undoubtedly been
further bloodshed.
An Actor Killed While Acting its
William Tell.
London, Nov. 2fi.?Herbert Lee, a
music hall perfomror, died in ?h"s
city Tuesday from the effects of a
wound in the head received during
a performance of a "William Tell"
act at a local hall last night. Lee
had a ball on his head at whicl
Madame Clementine shot at at a dis
tance of 50 feet. .Madame Clemev
tine surrendered to the police. Mr.
Lee had been given this act for a
period of IS years without having
met with any accident.
Fiend Killed.
Jackson, Miss.. Nov. 26.?Wi'l
Anderson, suspected of being Will
Mack, the negro who criminallj as
saulted Miss Meyers, a 16-year-old
white girl, at Pelahatchie last Fri
day, was shot to death Monday night
by a sheriff's posse near Brandon.
The negro refused to halt when the
command was given to surrender.
Total Amount of Money Admitted
to Have Been Used Over One
Million and a Half Dollars.
Albany, N. Y., Nov. 26.?George
R. Sheldon, treasurer of the Re
publican National campaign Com
mittee Monday filed the list of con
tributions for the regent national
campaign. It shows 12,330 con
tributors, many of them covering a
number of lesser contributions. The
total amount contributed wa3 $1,
The names of individual contribu
tors are given without specifying ad
dress or locality, this being the
method of entering them when re
ceived, but addresses have been in
serted as far as available.
The following are the names of thj
larger contributors:
?110,000, C. P. Taft, Cincinnati.
$34,777, Union League, New York
$22,500, Union League, Phlladel
$25,000, Larz Anderson, Boston,
G. A. Garretson, treasurer.
$20,000, Andrew Carnegie, New
$20,000, J. P. Morgan, New York.
$15,000, Alex. Smith Cochran,
New York.
$15,000, J. N. Bagley, Chairman,
$15,000, Wm. Nelson Cromwell,
New York. '
$10,000, M. C. D. Borden, New
$10,000, Frank A. Munsey, New
York. , '
$10,000, Fred P. Smith,' Michi
$10,000, Edith Agnes Corbin,
$10,000, W. J. Bohan, treasurer,
$9,000, S. Vail and associates
$9,000, H. N. Coe, Chairman.
$7,500, Mark T. Cox, New York.
.$7,000, R. C. Kerons, St. Louis.
$6,000, Wm. Barbour, Paterson. .
Two Women Fight Over a Trival
Family Affair.
Gainesville, Mo., Nov. 24.?A duel
to the death'with knives was fought
Saturday by Mrs. James Crabtree and
Mrs. Frank Graham, slsters-in-lav.\
in a lonely spot in the Ozark woods,
southwest of Gainesville.
Mrs. Graham's throat was cut, dy
ing instantly, and Mrs. Crabtree is
In custody. The place and hlour
were fixed, and the sisters-in-law met
alone according to appointment, on
a lonely mountain-side and fought
out their duel.
Th=y had quarreled some days ago,
following a trival dispute over fam
ily affairs, and one challenged the
other to meet her at the spot where
the killing occurred. The two wom
en were well known in the commu
nity and the dual will probably re
sult in further trouble.
One Man Killed and Four Women
Badly Hurt.
Chicago, Nov. 26.?One man mav
die and four women have euXere/]
serious injuries as a result of an ex
plosion of a moving picture machine,
causing a fire and panic in a five
cent theatre Monday night.
Nick Maros, operator of the ma
chine, may die. Grace Noonan.
Agntfs O'Connell, Mrs. Jerry Dailey
and Pauline Hampton were badly in
The theatre was crowded with a
large Sunday night audience when
the film suddenly took fire and the
picture machine exploded. The en
tire front of the theatre was in
flames. The property damage was
Accidentally Kills Young Fanner She
Was to Wed.
Louisville, Nov. 2H.?Girth Spenc
er, agsd twenty-four, a farmer living
at Owen. Ind.. was accidentally shot
and killed by Miss Ida Reinhardt, to
whom he was engaged to be married
on Christmas day at the girl's home
here Monday.
The tragedy occurred after Spenc
er finished eating breakfast at the
Reinhardt home. Miss Reinhard;,
her mother, and Spencer were talk
ing about revolvers. Miss Reinhardt
showed her revolver and an error
regarding the weapon being loaded
resulted fatally.
Because They Wen- Both Out of
Work and Hungry.
New York. Nov. 24.?Charles Wal
ter. 75 years old, and his daughter,
Emma, 40 years old, committed sui
<jije Sunday in their apartment.
L?21 Simpson street, the Bronx.
Walter had been a tailor, but had
been without work for some tin e,
and had depended for support on his
daughter, who was formerly a sales
woman in it downtown dry goods
store but who also had been out of
work for the past two months. They
may bo said to br victims of tlui
kind of prosperity that the Republi
cans have given the country.
$1.50 PER ANNUM.
By Tornadoes in Northwestern
Part of Arkansas.
Stricken Aren Isolated and mails
of the Disaster Hard to Get,
But MeagTe Reports Early Monday
Indicate Great Destruction of
Lives and Property.
Fcrt Smith, Ark., Nov. 26.?jAc
coru'nr; to meagre reports received
Monday night from a score of towns
in northwestern Aofcansas, 25 per
sons were killed, 50 injured in a
tornado which swept through a strip
of country two miles wide and 70
miles long. The force of the storm
was greatest near Ozark, Ark., the
small town of Gravens, four miles
west, being wiped out.
Four persons were killed there and
three fatally injured. The dead are
Mr. and Mrs. John Rosin and two
children. The injured are Dr. and
Mrs. Hill, who were caught in the
collapse of their house and crushed
A grocery in which several persons
had taken refuge was blown to pieces
and all the occupants' were injured
Dr. 0. Croker, of Lenall, Ark., was
slightly hurt. Three men, two wo
men and three children are reported
missing from Gravens.
At Knoxville, Ark., the storm
crossed over the Arkansas river at
the mouth of Pine^Creek, demolish
ing everything in its path. .Twenty
persons were injured and several are
reported missing.
Calls for doctors have been sett
from Barr. Physicians went to tne
stricken town on a handcar. Barr is
almost destroyed. The country be
tween Knoxville and Bar is in waste
and farm houses are shattered. The
path of destruction in some places is
four miles" wide.
The damage at Berryville was con
fined mostly to stores and churches.
The storm came up from the west
at 2:15 o'clock and lasted but a few
miuntes. The Methodist church was
wrecked and the parsonage was dam
The Baptist church cupola was
blown 15 0 feet away. A telegram
from Knoxville, Ark., states that the
tornado passed through Russellville
and killed 15 persons and injured
a score. This report cannot be con
All means of communication werb
destroyed and only indefinite reports
have as yet been reported from dis
tricts visited by the tornado. From
latest reports received, at least 30
lives were lost. The property loss
will reach hundreds of thousands
of dollars.
According to advices received the
storm was at its height when it ,
swept through Piney, a German set
tlement on the Iron Mountain Rai;
road between Knoxville and London.
Late reports from Russellville, the
nearest town with which communica- "
tion can be had is that between 10
and 12 persons were killed and 20
injured at that place. '
Five lives are also reported to
have been lost 10 miles from Mul
berry. Practically all telegraph and
telephone lines in western Arkansas
are prostrated. Only at an early
hour Monday were several lines put
in operation and these carried only
unsatisfactory reports of conditions
in the western portion of the State.
The Unique Experience of Mr. E. &.
Alton, 111., Nov. 24.?E. S. Ken
nedy, of East Alton, has sworn off
calling on presidents for he is prob
ably the only man in the United
States who has sees two presidents
of the United States assassinated.
When President Garfield was shot b -
Charles Giteau Mr. Kennedy was
standing within a few feet of the
chief executive and ran to his aid.
"I was right on the spot when
President McKinley was assassinated.
I was in the line of people who were
Kin king ban.'s with the president.
I saw a fellow with his arm in a
sling. I was looking right at him
when he shot the president.
"I didn't see Roosevelt just be
cause 1 was afraid I might see anoth
er president killed." (
A Woman's Heart Stopped When
She Saw a Mouse.
Florence, X. .1.. Nov. 24.?Miss
Mary Mead died Sunday evening
from fright at the sight of a mouse.
Miss Mead saw her pet cat was
bringing in a mouse. Shrieking, she
leaned over to draw up her skirts
.Suddenly she stood up, complaining
of a pain in her heart. In less than
a minute she was dead. The at
tending physician said she had suc
cumbed to valvular heart trouble,
death being hastened by fright.
Killed by Train.
Pittsburg, Nov. 26.?During a
dense fog Monday, Miss Lillian Mc
Kee, Supervisor of art in the North
side High School, was instantly
killed and W. S. Bell, a well known,
wealthy photographer, seriously in
jured by a fast passenger train at
Rossline station, a suburb.

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