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TESTIFY AGAINST ALLEN.
Saw Victor, Armed, Advance o Court Officers, Say Witnesses. Wytheville, Va., Sept. 5.?Tha they saw Victor Allen, pistol in hanc advancing on the court officers dui ing the shooting up of Carroll cour ty court by the Allen clan, was th testimony given to-day at Allen trial by two witnesses, Preston Fow er and W. D. Tompkins. Judge D. W. Bowlen was the fln witness called to-day and repeate * the statements he made at the forte er trials, that Claude Allen fired th first shot and that Floyd Allen pr< cipitated the tragedy by defying th court. Cyrus Phibbs and Clerk Dej ter Goad also were examined to-da] but nothing new was brought out. 4'Bugs" Raymond Dead. Chicago, Sept. 7.?Arthur, bette - -L*- - 1 11 o Known in tu.*? uctdcuau wvnu a "Bugs" Raymond, former pitche with the New York National Leagu baseball team, was found dead in down-town hotel at noon to-day. A coroner's physician said Raj mond's death was due to heart dis ease, which had been aggravated b the excessive heat. Raymond was bought by the St Louis Nationals from the Charlestor South Atlantic League. Club, an later secured by the Giants. Owin; to his habits McGraw was unable t accomplish anything with the pitch er. Raymond had been stopping at th hotel since Tuesddy. Yesterday af ternoon he went to his room, as h< did so he complained of the heat f "I'm about all in with* this heat,' Raymond said to the manager of th? hotel. He was not seen about th< hotel last night and to-day a mai discovered his body. CROWD LYNCHED FIEND. The Judge and a Lawyer Mad' Kittwhes to the Mob. Walter Johnson, negro, accused o assaulting a fourteen-year-old- whit< girl at Princeton, W. Va., Wednes day, was lynched that night. John ston was first hanged to a telegrapl pole and then his body was riddle< with bullets. Johnston is said t< have attacked Nita White, daughte of a well-known railroad man. Afte entering the White home, where th< child was alone, the negro chokec and chloroformed her. He was cap tured later and partially identifie< by his victim. To protect the negr< officers secretly took him out of towi ?^3d had reached Lashmoot whei overtaken by the mob. The negr< was taken away from the authorities and brought back to Princeton. Up on arrival at Princeton the mob lis tened to speeches by a criminal cour judge and district attorney. It wa? decided to postpone the lynching un til Thursday pending a certain iden tification of the negro by the girl But later this decision was recon sidered. OVEKPOWEli OFriCEItS. Band of Armed Negroes Take Elevei Prisoners irom niicnus. Brcokcville, Fla., Sept. S.?Elever negro prisoners were rescued fron three deputy sheriffs, eight mile: from here this afternoon by a banc: of armed negroes who fired on anc slightly wounded two of the officers A posse has gone in pursuit of the negroes and a serious clash is feared Three deputy sheriffs left here las' night to go to a turpentine still tc arrest negro gamblers. They made ; raid early to-day and started tc Brooksvllle with their prisoners They had not proceeded far when ar armed band of negroes made an ef fort to recapture the eleven prison ers, all of whom were handcuffec together. The officers sought refug< with their prisoners in a hous< which was quickly surrounded by th< negroes. Not less than a hundre< shots were fired into the house, botl of the Smith brothers receiving load of buckshot in their feet. The of ficers made their escape after darkleaving the prisoners to the attack ing party, and came here to repor the trouble. In the event the ne groes show fight it is expected tha a pitched battle will result. Sheriff and Wife Halted Prisoner* Ocilla, Ga., Sept. 5.?Eleven pris oners, all negroes, pried bolts fror a cage door in the Irwin county jai here before dawn to-day, but owin to the bravery of Sheriff \V. A. Tuck er and his wife, only one escaped an he was wounded. A dog in the jail yard saw the fleeing prisoners an aroused the sheriff, who brough down three negroes with his shotgur A fourth, although slightly woundec escaped. Mrs. Tucker ran out with pistol and held up the remaining pris oners. The ten were taken back t their cells. None of the prisoners ar badly hurt. Suit cases and hand-bags 25 pe cent. off. Write F. G. MERTINS Augusta, Ga. Bl'ILDIXG THE ROADS. n The Government's Proposition to the < Counties. Lt Government aid in road building 1( will soon begin in this State. At the < .. recent session of congress a bill in- 1 t_ troduced by Senator Simmons was 1 e passed appropriating $500,000 for ] s experimental road construction, and < l- the government officials in charge of I the work have decided to begin their < ^ work first in this State in compliment d to Senator Simmons, who Introduced i the bill authorizing it. e The government's aid will be ex- 1 tended to those counties or commu- 1 e nities which will expend twice the 1 amount appropriated by the govern- ? jt ment?that is, where the govern- J ment expends $1,000 for this work < the county or community in which < the work is done must expend $2,000. In other words the government i tr pays one-third of the expense. ? 8 This small appropriation of $500,- * T 000 for this experimental road work 1 e is only a beginning and entering 1 a wedge, and no doubt in a few years '< many million dollars will be appror~ priated annually. It will be remem- ? 5~ bered that only $20,000 were appro- * y priated at first to experiment with the rural free delivery of mails, but ? - now the appropriation is about $40,- ? l? 000,000 a year. We predict that in ^ like manner the appropriation for s good roads will be greatly increased 0 in a few years. t L~ This government aid will be ex- t tended only to those public highways E e that are used by the mail carriers, j " for such an appropriation by cone gress is authorized only by that clause ^ of the constitution of the United r States that says congress may "es- E B +r>KUoV> nnptnffifioc onH nnct-rnaris" \*CL UilO LX ^V/ObVUlVVW muu 5 Christian Record. a Wreck Near Macon. Macon, Ga., Sept. 6.?Broken trucks of the tender of Southern Railway train No. 6, Cincinnati to e Macon, are officially believed to have been the cause of the disastrous wreck at Holton, nine miles from this f city, yesterday afternoon. The track 3 has been cleared and all trains are now operating on schedule. The body of Engineer C. F. Scribner, the ' only one killed, though mashed beyond recognition, has been sent to 5 his family in Atlanta. Of the 18 inr jured persons all will recover. An unknown tramp was riding the " trucks of the combination car which 1 s followed the engine and tender, and ~ left the tracks, plunging down an embankment. The first passengers . to alight saw him crawl from beneath the demolished car apparently unhurt, coolly light a cigarette and disappear in an adjoining cotton patch. * By a curious coincidence there was r another wreck on this same trestle t six years ago and it happened to the r same train that was wrecked yester- a day. b o - BOYS TOO YOUNG, RULES JUDGE. s - Two Orangeburg Lads Charged with ^ Uiivninir Cphnnl Hoiisp. liPlPSSed. V, "'"r> * u Orangeburg, Sept. 4.?Barnwell Gross and Ransom Moorer, 9 and 10 r 1 years old, respectively, against whom ^ the grand jury of this county found v a true bill for the burning of the 1 school house at Holly Hill, were re- ^ 1 leased this morning by Judge Rice, 5 who is presiding over the court of general sessions. The case of the Q 1 State was based upon an alleged con fession made by the boys, and upon t - finding this, the court ruled that they were too young to be responsible 'for c t a confession, and for the same to } stand. . 1 It is said that the two boys be- d } came tired of going to school, and de- ^ cided that the best way of getting out * 1 of the difficulty was to fire the school 1 " house. a m s i KILLED IN DOCTOR'S OFFICE. s 3 S a Fires Ten Shots from Automatic Re- ^ 3 volver Into Body of Victim. i v 1 Jackson, Miss., Sept. 8.?J. H. ^ s Helton, bookdealer and stationer of ^ this city, was instantly killed here this afternoon by W. H. Curtis, a ^ traveling salesman, employed by a J. ?I. JUUUia ill III. J. CLI SUU13 WCiC 11icu t \ from an automatic revolver into the >"* 2 t body of the victim. The killing occurred in the office of Dr. A. S. Applewaite. The tragedy is said to be i. the result of trouble which involves the wife of the salesman. . Curtis and his father-in-law, V. L. n Skates, entered Helton's store last ( ^ May and, it is said, whipped him. 5 Helton recently sued for $10,000 , " damages for injuries alleged to have been received in the assault. Curtis I" met Helton yesterday and asked him to withdraw the suit, it is said. Helton is asserted to have refused. l- Helton is said to have drawn a ( I- weapon in to-day's encounter, but he , a fired no shots. The physician in , whose office Helton was shot ran ? from the scene when the shooting 'e commenced. ^ 5 or 6 doses 666 will break any '< sr case of Chills & Fever; and if taken ] 5, then as a tonic the Fever will not return. Price 25c. WOMAN HELD AS ACCESSORY. Companion of Man Who Died Under Suspicious Circumstances. Chicago, Sept. 6. ?Frances Ford, irrested yesterday as an accessory before the fact in connection with [he death of John Messmaker in a resort at West Hammond, 111., conflicted by Henry Foss, was taken before County Judge Owens here tofay and was held under $15,000 bail to appear again before the court September 13. The warrant against the young ivoman was worn out at the instance of Miss Virginia Brooks who has Deen conducting an anti-vice crusade in West Hammond. The woman idmitted that she was the companion >f Messmaker the night before he "One of the drinks taken by Messnaker in Foss's place gagged him," she said, "and I smelled of it. It smelled more like gasoline than .vhiskey. I don't know who served ;hat drink. It was served through i hole in the door." While she was on the witness stand deputy United States marshals icting on information furnished by Miss Brooks raided a number of resorts in West Hammond and arrested six women. Woman Murders Husband? East Liverpool, Ohio, Sept. 5.?Afer having hidden for two days and a light in the woods about 10 miles lorth of here, John Coburn, 21, and sirs. *Mary Burrows, 35, were arrestid last night, and brought to this ilace. They are charged with the uurder of Richard Burrows, the wooan's husband. Burrows, a wealthy contractor, vas killed on Monday night. His irtHv urith tho hpnd rrnshpd in and a lullet through the heart was found he next day. Coburn and Mrs. Burows were missing and a search for hem was started. That Burrows was slain by John loburn to protect Mrs. Burrows is he defense, which will be made acording to the prisoner's counsel, "he lawyer said that Coburn, who toarded at the Burrows's home, went here Monday evening to find Burows and his wife (quarreling. Bur-, ows, it is said, threw his wife on he floor and choked her. Coburn hen threw a flat iron at Burrows. Coburn's story is that the blow tunned Burrows, but that he recorred and drew his revolver. Coburn ired several times at Burrows, killng him. His Head Stops a Big Bomb. New York, Sept. 5.?Benny Conolei stood in front of his saloon in he basement of the five-story teneQent house at No. 203 Chrystie street bout half past 10 o'clock last night >ewaiiing the scarcity of profitable ustomers. Suddenly something truck him on the head, glanced off. lit the window and fell to the ground rith a terrific explosion. The neighiorhood was thrown into a panic. When Patrolman Nathan Whitaan of the Fifth street station arived he found Benny crouched down iehind the bar, his teeth chattering vith fright. The policeman showed colnnnlroonor -A -hit nf hnmb and X1C/ Ottiuvuiivvyvi v? >w? v ? -- - Jenny nearly fainted. " 'Tis a fine noodle you have," aid Whitman. "It put the bomb out f commission entirely." The tenement was not damaged byhe explosion. )ffers $10,000 for Children's Cure. St. Louis, Sept. 4.?Following the :eath of his seven-year-old daughter, Virginia, from infantile paralysis, Dr. tobert Edward Wilson, of No. 4295 jindell Boulevard said he would give . fortune to any physician who would ave the lives of the other three Wilon children who are all ill of the ame disease at their home in Patenville, Mo. "I will give $10,000 to the man rho can save my children," was Dr. Vilson's cry after his daughter's [eath. The scene in the little girl's oom was so touching just before her leath Saturday night that the father yas frantic, and two other physicians vho had been in attendance were so tffected they had to go out. Doomed Man Sounds Warning. Clarkesville, Ga., Sept. 6.?In an mte-mortem speech lasting 30 minites, John Hegwood, who was hang>d here to-day for murder, warned a :rowd of spectators, estimated at 500 )ersons, to beware of whiskey, cards ind dancing. The condemned man sang a song vhile standing on the scaffold and )rotested to the last that he was inlocent of the murder for which he vas to be executed. Hegwood was convicted of the murder of Jonii iVhittemore, at Baldwin, Ga., January 14, last. During the course of his speech he -elated the incidents connected with :l:e tragedy and fixed the crime on mother person alleged to have been present at the killing. The Herald is only $1.50 a year. JAMISON LODGED IX JAIL. Held in Lexington on Charge of Assaulting Conductor Boozer. Lexington, Sept. 5.?George W. Jamison, for many years baggagemaster on the Southern Railway between Columbia and Augusta, Ga., who was lodged in the Lexington county jail last night, charged with . having made an assault upon Conductor R. A. Boozer on a passenger train yesterday afternoon between Summit and Leesville, continues his reticence to-day, refusing to discuss the circumstances surrounding the fight. He claims to be suffering severely from injuries to his back, and "also asserts that his throat is giving him trouble from the effects of being choked. He was attended at the jail to-day by Dr. E. P. Derrick, county physician. Both Jamison and Conductor Boozer are well known to the travelling public. Reports from Columbia to-day are to the effect that the injured man , is not fatally injured, and unless unforeseen complications arise, he will soon be out again. Jamison will be held here pending further developments in the case and i. ? /i j-.-i. tne outcome 01 cuiiauciur ouuiei a injuries. Confesses to Firing Warehouses. Mayfield, Ky., Sept. 4.?Testifying to-day in the trial of Wood Gordon, accused of arson, Lee Perkins admitted that he was implicated in the destruction of tobacco warehouses here and confessed that he set his own home ablaze after the store houses burned. Perkins swore that Bolin Wright, who is under arrest, and Gordon contracted with him to apply the torch. He weakened, he said, but stood guard while the fire was started by Wright and Gordon. = He said Gordon, who is a former city councilman, threatened to kill him if he divulged the alleged plot. Gordon was held to the grand jury. The three men are accused of fir ing nve warenouses ill wmuu wao stored about $50,0.00 worth of tobacco, held for foreign shipment. CHILD BADLY BURXED. Little Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Perhaps Fatally Injured. Barnwell, Sept. 4.?The 18months-old boy of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. B. Harley was perhaps fatally burned yesterday afternoon at the home of its parents here. The little fellow's elder brother, who is only a little over three years old, was playing with candles, which he would ? light and place in a box. In passing by one of the lighted candles, the smaller child's clothing caught fire and before the flames could be extinguished he was so badly burned that his life is despaired of. Everything known to the medical profession is being done in an effort to alleviate the boy's awful agony, but little hope is held out for his ultimate recovery. Mine Trouble More Serious. Charleston. W. Va., Sept. 7.?That the strike situation in the Kanawha Valley coal fields, which has been under martial law for the past few days, is growing more complex is the report received to-night from those in close touch. It is said that union officials have been endeavoring to assist the State authorities in bringing aDout an adjustment of conditions, but have been impeded in their progress by lack of control of miners along the Kanawha and Michigan Railway on the north side of the Kanawha river. It is thought that on account of this situation the martial law zone may have to be extended so as to take in that section. The attacks on the militia on Friday night resulted in one death. It is known that at Burnwell, on Paint creek, an attack was made by miners, but it is not known whether those who fired on the soldiers at Oakley were miners or mine guards. Early to-day Samuel Altman was killed by a soldier, after he refused to halt. No one has been able up to a late hour to ascertain whether Altman was a miner or mine guard. Vice President Frank J. Hayes, of the United Mine Workers, arrived on the scene to-day and will personally take charge of the miners' end of the controversy. The mine investigating committee also returned to the coal fields and is distributing a large number of blank forms to get an expression of opinion from the miners and operators as to the high cost of living, the expense of maintaining the guard system, wages and ? 11: ~c 1 f'vr fho rwct threp seinug pnec ui tuai years. The militia stationed near Oakley was again fired upon to-night but the military headquarters at Paint creek up to a late hour had not been able to ascertain whether or not there had been any casualties. The scene of the shooting was at the same place where Samuel Altman was killed early to-day by a soldier. 1 % ? The Cream of the Coffee Crop Specially imported; specially prepared in New Orleans, America's Good Coffee Capital; specially packed fa dainty, dampproof, dust-proof, freshness-preserving cans; a VERY SPECIAL coffee of top-notch hv Ottfv mm itftftlpf In this town. 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