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The Tupelo Journal
PUBLISHED WEEKLY. —-- ■ .. .--- - TUPELO. : ; ; MISSISSIPPI. Castro needs a litttle primary in struction as to who w-e are. War balloonists are beginning to make battleships look old fashioned. Persians now have the massacre fever. Oh, civilisation is spreading, all right. If Anna Gould's marriage should turn out happily, how’ surprised every one would be! The world-wide steel trust is warned not to give cause for an alteration of vowels in its name. There are some people who didn't even look at their money after read ing of the teii-dollar counterfeit bills. A celebrated ornithologist says that butterflies are the best actors in the world, and be was not speaking of summer girls, either. ■ ■ ■ _ ' — A New' York woman committed sui cide because she couldn't pay her rent. Some people go to extremes in trying to fool the landlord. The board of education in Shanghai, China, has decided to punish the teach ers of schools who report that some of tlie students are too bad to be edu cated. A New' York thief was arrested, tried, convicted, sentenced and started for prison within 24 hours. However, he is permitted to take his time about serving his term. Commander Peary knows now who the candidates of the great political parties are, hut he will have to wait until next summer to find out who has been elected. Now that wireless telephone mes sages have been successfully trans mitted over 12 miles between Newark sina Vnw Vnrl.- the future of wireless telephony seems bright. The newest and finest passenger steamer has a telephone in every stateroom, thus enabling passengers who are seasick to call one another up and describe in detail all their symp toms. Latest disclosures of the inhuman treatment of prisoners in Yekaterni, St. Petersburg, are convincing that the worst had not been previously told about darkest Russia. But surely there is no worse to come. Peary's last expedition northward is being referred to as "a race to the pole.” if only there was a general be lief that lie will cover the complete stretch of the racetrack the game would be more exciting. » _ This proposition to give every horse employed in the postoffice department a 30 days’ summer vacation further il lustrates the comparative luxurious ness of working for Uncle Sam even on a modest salary. He's easy. The shortest time around the world t* claimed to have been made by Lieut. Col. Burnley Campbell, who left Liv erpool on May 3, 1907, and on his re turn landed at Dover on June 13, 1907, covering the circuit in 40 days and liH/ihours. Prof. George E. Palmer of Harvard university in a rec»?nt lecture said in substance: "The scientific world swung to Darwinism and then swung back; the religious world swung over to the scientific position, and is swinging back.” The queen of Spain has made a quick recovery, and has left her room, while the new baby, now aged three weeks, takes his first promenade in the gardens of La Granja. The first thing we know, the youngster will be riding a pony and driving his elder brother to do stunts over the garden wail. The meanest man in the world has been arrested in New York on the charge of cheating poets. He not only stole tneir songs, Diit also tne money they sent with the verses in a prize competition. A man w-ho would de fraud a hardworking union poet should be made to read all the poetry he re ceived. A well-known French physician has written a long article upon the useful ness of tears, but he fails to note the fact that they ofen procure fur a wom an her own way when dealing w'ith hard-hearted man. No woman who uses her ability to cry aright will agree with the person who speaks of “useless tears." The following advertisement appears in a Hungarian journal: "Experienced person has opened a school for all those who desire to perfect themselves In the art of being humorous. Dry Intellectual humor taught, as well as ordinary witticisms of daily life. Demonstrations in practical jokes if desired.” Here's a great opportunity for the editor of London Punch. Once every three years the Sunday school field is surveyed at a conven tion which brings together delegates from all over the world. The latest . has but just closed at Louisville, Ky. Figures given there are so surprising as to be almost incredible, if tMey w'ere not so well authenticated. For example, during the last three years thea-e has been an increase in the membership of the Sunday school in North America of 1,000,000 pupils, the financial resources have doubled, and 1,000,000 additions have come by way of the Sunday schools. 'I he Wichita (Kan.) Beacon had evi dently mislaid its authorities on eti quette when a rush order was received to tell the occasions on which to lift or remove the hat. But editorial genius boldly and safely met the emergency in a way that may show omissions but is eternally right so far as it goes. On the authority of the Beacon you should lift or remove your hat when mopping your brow, taking a bath, eating, going to bed, taking up a collection or standing on your head. There may be other occasions sug gested by the rules of propriety. • i Prof. J. N. Powers, state superin tendent of education,1 is dividing his time between attending county insti tute sessions and delivering lectures to teachers and visiting the various local boards of education for the purpose of encouraging longer school terms and the establishment of agricultural high schools. He has been constantly on the go, and according to his mileage account, has traveled more than 1,500 miles since the first of the year for the purpose of promoting the cause of edu cation. Prof. Powers has accepted an invitation to deliver an address at a joint rally of the teachers of Grenada and Yalobusha counties to be held at Water Valley during the week begin ning August 24, and continuing for a period of live days. That large sums of money belonging to the school fund of Forrest county are in jeopardy has just been discovered. The money at stake is that derived from what is known as the sixteenth sections, those parcels of land set apart for the use of the schools. As these lands are sold or leased the funds de rived therefrom are loaned out at inter est, the principal being kept inviolate and the interest applied to the schools. Many thousands of dollars of these moneys have been loaned in Forrest county. It is found, upon examination, that the interest, in many cases, has not been paid: in other cases the prin cipal itself remains unpaid after ma turity, and in other cases, where loans have been renewed no security has been taken, and the county is in dan ger of losing the whole amount. Leaf river, from Merrill to Hatties burg, will be dredged and made navi gable at once, without waiting for any survey or appropriation from the United States government, for which a bill is | now pending. The bed of the river is merany lined wild yellow pine sawlogs, the recovery of which, in the course of the dredging operations, will more than pay the expense of cleaning out the channel for ordinary river craft. These logs are the accumulation of the past half century, and, as most of the logs were cut when the timber was all vir gin, they represent the choicest cut of the Mississippi forests. An institute for farmers under the auspices of the United States depart ment of agriculture is being held at Lexington. The institute is conducted by Dr. S. A. Knapp, superintendent of the co-operative and demonstration farm work in the South, and the twen ty special agents of the bureau of plant industry nowt employed in Mississippi are in attendance. Simultaneously with this institute an institute for school teachers is being held, conducted by Prof. W. H. Smith, county superin tendent of education, and originator of the boys’ corn club idea As a result of recent raids by the Jackson police department and by the attaches of the sheriff's office, the “jug rooms’’ at the city hall and courthouse at Jackson are pretty well filled with both whisky and beer, which will be held for a short time, and if no claim is made for it thestulf will be destroyed. F. M. Uerryhill of Amite county, one of Mississippi’s champion farmers, whose exhibit at the state fair at Jack son last year attracted such general attention, will be on hand this year, and has written the management ask ing that adequate space be reserved for the exhibit he will enter for the sweep stakes premium._ After a preliminary discussion by men interested in the gin compress sys tem, the (Jin Compress association was organized at Jackson, with the follow ing officers: S. E. Dudley, Herman ville, president: P. L. Stackhouse, Crystal Springs, vice-president; R. W. Killingsworth. Lorman, secretary and treasurer. -uemoersmp dues were fixed at $25. A meeting of the executive commit tee of the Mississippi branch of the Farmers’ Union was held at Jackson to consider charges that the state business agency of the organization has been purchasing non-union foods and ship ping them out to farmers with union labels attached. An agricultural high school is to be established at Walthall, where twenty acres of land, 50,000 feet of lumber and $5,000 in cash have been sub scribed. The board of supervisors have pledged themselves to vote the necessary levy. The boards of supervisors in most of the counties of the state have com pleted their work of revising the as sessments for this year. It is not be lieved that the entire state will show an increase of more than $400,000. John Goolsby, a prominent farmer residing near Oxford, while in a fit of anger, knocked his wife down with a heavy scantling, poured coal oil over her prostrate body, and then set fire to her clothes. She was rescued by neigh bors, who extinguished the flames. In the “wet” counties of Mississippi the saloonkeepers whose license will expire during the remainder of the year have decided, in a majority of in stances, not to apply for renewals, but will retire from business when their present legal authority ceases. A “civic league” has been organized at Carrollton. The object of the asso ciation is to devise ways and means for the general benefit of the town as to the sanitation, cleanliness and beauti fying the streets. The Great Tribe Improved Order of Red Men for the domain of Mississippi held a three days’ meeting at Columbus. About 500 braves were in attendance. The board of supervisors of Warren county will buy an odometer tor the county, to be used in measuring roads that have been worked. Columbus.—Tonight the tented field of Camp Noel, which for the past ten days has been the home of twenty-two hundred soldiers, is completely aban doned, and the greatest encampment in the history of the state is closed. The encampment was beyond all doubt the greatest in the history of the National Guard. The soldiers were treated as well as it was possible to treat them. They were feasted and dined and accorded every liberty possi ble to make their stay pleasant. Not a single man expressed himself as other wise than having spent a most enjoya ble stay. The only regret entertained is that it is most likely the last encamp ment for Columbus as the army regula tions now seem to be for all state troops to camp at some army post and enjoy the companionship of regulars as their training is so beneficial to them. Camp Noel, like Camp Columbus last summer, closed with nothing but the most pleas ant memories, and its history will make a name for the town. The school boards of the state, county and municipality, and separate dis tricts, are laying the wires for starting the educational ball rolling within the next few weeks, and it is probable that by the opening week in October practi cally all the white schools will have been opened. County superintendents generally are trying to arrange so that all the schools under them will open at the same time, and there will be few exceptions. While a number of new school houses have been built, there have been fewer than usual, upon the, whole, and it seems to have been the policy of school managements to im prove and strengthen what they have rather than build new houses, which is in line with the principles set forth at the educational conference arid the state teachers' conventions. The auditor's department will be very busy next mouth, which will be the time for making up the pension rolls and the apportioning of the ap uronriated funds t n t CPVPrnl nfiou I according to the enrollment in each. The legislature at its last session having increased the general appropaiation for each of the two years from $250,000 to $300,000, this means more pay to be distributed in September, and the officials of the auditor’s department are hoping that the data will be sent in promptly and on time, so that the work of apportionment can be discharged smoothly and satisfactorily. M. O. Leighton, of the United States geological survey, will make the rounds of a number of points in the state on a lecture tour, designed for the instruc tion and education of the people of the state on “The Irrigated Lands of the West," and the companion topic, “The Natural Resources of Our Country.” Dr. A. F. Crider, director of the state geological survey, will accompany Mr. Leighton on his rounds, and wherever practicable the lecture will be accom panied with illustrations. Mr. Leigh ton is keenly interested in the work of research being carried on in this state. The Mississippi Pine association held a special meeting at Hattiesburg, with about forty of the largest mills i the district represented. According to President Wilder prices on lumber have advanced from $1.“5 to $2 on the thousand since the regular meeting of the association, held last March. Preparations are being made for the meeting of the great council of Red Men, which meets in Columbus on the 8th sun of Corn moon at the 9th run, Sept. 8. J. R. Young, great sachem, says that there will be represented fifty-five tribes, showing a gain in mem bership of over 1,200. The New Albany Commandery vis ited Aberdeen Commandery and con ferred Red Cross, Knight Templar and Knight of Malta degrees on several candidates. This team has the distinc tion of being the best drilled team in the state, having conferred degrees at the grand commandery. Ben. L. Jones, president of the First National Bank of Creenwrww) nrirw-inul owner of a large wholesale grocery store there, and a levee commissioner, aged 57 years, dropped dead at Rhea Springs, near Chattanooga, Tenn., where he had gone for his health. Maj.-Gen. Robert Lowry, command ing, has issued his official order to the United Confederate Veterans of Missis sippi division, notifying his comrades that the annual encampment will be held at Greenwood Oct. 7 and 8. All camps that have not paid their dues are requested to send them in to Adjt.-Gen. J. L. McCaskill at Brandon at once. W. W. Welch, state business agent of the Farmers’ Union, resigned and J. S. Collins has been named as his suc cessor. The office is a very important one, doing more than 850,000 worth of business per year, buying supplies for local unions and saving them middle men's profits. Mr. Welch's books and accounts cheeked up correctly. Gov. Noel has offered a reward of 81)0 additional to the aggregate amount offered from other sources for the arrest or identification that will lead thereto, of Sam Pendleton, a negro, who is badly wanted in Tunica county for the murder of James G. Conlon. Floyd M. Parker, a negro postal clerk running on the Mobile and Ohio, was arrested at Artesia on a charge of embezzlement of mail in transit. He was arrested by means of decoy letters. When arrested he had four of the marked bills in his pocket. Warren Smith, commission merchant and former councilman, died at Vicks burg suddenly as the result of an opera tion. He was one of the most popular and prominent men of Vicksburg. He was 47 years of age, and had amassed a considerable fortune. Secretary and Field Officer Archibald Smith of the live stock sanitary board is doing valuable work in Marshall county. ___ Work will begin at once on the street railway at Yazoo City, and the road will be completed in ninety days- - I CUBA 8ETS OUT FOR ANOTHER ATTEMPT. When the Cubans took to the woods and upset the government of Pres ident Palma, necessitating American intervention, Secretary Taft described it as only a stumble, saying we should give them another chance when they had learned to walk. The local elections were held recently. FLORIDA RACE WAR WOMAN CHOKED BY NEGRO TO AVENGE LYNCHING. ARMED WHITES PATROL STREETS Captured, and Jail Now Is Surrounded by Angry Pensacola Whites. Mobile, Ala.—Reports from Pen sacola Friday morning state that one of the most serious outbreaks in the history of Florida is in progress there, following a brutal attack on Mrs. Ed Modair, who was choked into unconsciousness by a negro, who was later captured and lodged in the jail there. Armed whites, t^e report says, filled the streets at dawn Friday and an at tack on the jail is momentarily ex pected. It is also reported that at tacks have already begun on the ne gro quarter of the town, and that at least one negro has been shot to death. The attack on Mrs. Modair was the result of a lynching by a mob of whites there recently. "This is the way we answer lynch ers,” the negro said as lie choked the woman. MACHINISTS VOTE TO STRIKE. Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Em ployes Dislike Piece Work. Cleveland, Ohio—Following the desire for an expression from the ma chinists employed by the Lake Shore Michigan Southern railway upon the advisability of striking if piece work is continued, the dOO men employed here voted in favor of a strike Thurs day. Votes of machinists were cast also in Toledo. Elkhart and other Lake Shore towns where shops are maintained. The Cleveland workmen took the middle ground, however, and will favor piece work, it is said, if there is no discrimination. The matter of striking finally will be referred to the union’s executive committee. It is expected, however, that all piece work will be forbidden by the union after Sept. 1. OIL FIRE NEAR PITTSBURG. Six Men Are Painfully Burned Fight ing Blazing Stream. Pittsburg. Pa. — Six men were painfully burned while fighting a pe culiar fire at Glenfield, near this City. While workmen were connecting the pipes of the Standard Oil Co., one of the pipes sprung a leak and a large quantity of oil flowed into a stream running through the town. The oil on the water was ignited and almost instantly a stream of flames was flow ing through the town. Six buildings were destroyed and for a time it was feared most of the town would be burned, as the only water with which to fight the fire was in the creek under the flames. Smuggled Chinks in Kansas. Topeka. Kas.—Six Chinamen found in a sealed freight car at Her rington, Kas., four weeks ago, were brought here Thursday for trial Friday, before United States Commis sioner Archie F. Williams. Louis Adams of Denver, Chinese inspector, is here to take the Chinamen to San Francisco in case a deportation or der is issued. It is charged the men were sealed in the car and sent over the border frohi Mexico. Speaker uannon opens oampaign. Litchfield, 111. — Speaker Joseph G. Cannon in a speech at the Litchfield-Hillsboro Chautauqua for mally opened the Republican campaign in Southern Illinois. Arkansan Slain with Stone. Conway, Ark—Bob Runker killed Pete Owen with a stone, ten miles north of here. The men were broth ers-in-law and quarreled over the pay ment of 50 cents. The coroner’s' jury held that the killing was justifiable. Liner Stops for Operation. New York—While in mid-ocean the Cedric of the White Star line was stopped for nearly three hours so that a surgical operation could be per formed on Mrs. Thomas Trebell of New York, a cabin passenger. Incorporate Aerial Co. Boston—The Aerial Navigation Co. of Boston, to do a freight and passen ger business by airship between Bos ton and New York, and other points, was incorporated at the state house, the capital stock being $50,000. prohibs May Name Hughes. Syracuse, N. Y.—There is strong likelihood of Gov. Charles Hughes be ing selected to head the Prohibition state ticket at the party’s state con vention to be held :n this city next month. UNEMPLOYED TO PARADE. Demonstration for Benefit of Inter state Prosperity Congress. New York-—Ten thousand unem ployed men on the East Side of this city are preparing to parade next Friday when the Interstate Pros perity congress begins its delibera tions here under the auspices of th" United Commercial Travelers’ Pro tective association. Announcement was made Tuesday that the procession will march through the streets and halt before the building where the prosperity so ciety is assembled, and to ask to par ticipate in some of the benefits. The program is for the unemployed to break in upon the deliberations of the congress at one of its sessions on Fri day. WAR OVER COUNTY SEAT. Troops Held in Readiness for Two Oklahoma Towns. Guthrie. Okla.—Acting Governor Bellamy is prepared to send state troops to the Creek country, the scene of a most bitter county seat war. The election is being conducted Wednesday. Advices reached Bellamy Tuesday night that feeling between the fac tions headed by the towns of Sapulpa and Bristow is intense. Request was made for the militia, but the acting governor decided to await developments. Bloodshed is deemed unavoidable. Beauty prize Winner a Suicide. Kansas City, Mo.—On the eve I - I-«-- ” ^ V.1UIIUV OU1U ■ ly planned, but about to be thwarted by her removal Wednesday to the girls' industrial school at Chilli«othe, May Williams, 17 years old, commit ted suicide Tuesday night by drinking carbolic acid. The young woman was the winner last spring of a prize of fered in St. Louis by a newspaper there in a voting contest for the most beautiful young woman in Missouri. It is said that she was about to fall heiress to $15,000 when she reached her majority. Boats Crash, One Sinks. Rochester, N. Y.—In trying to pass under the bow of the King ston, a large passenger boat which was coming into Charlotte harbor from Thousand Islands late Tuesday night, the Titania, a small passenger boat that plies between Sea Breeze and Charlotte, was struck by the big boat and sank in ten or twelve feet of water. Twenty persons on the Titania were thrown into the water, but all were rescued. Interurban Cars Collide. Detroit, Mich.— Two interurban passenger cars on the Detroit. Ypsi lanto, Ann Arbor & Jackson line col lided head-on Tuesday night a few miles from Detroit. An eastbound car was running full speed and the ait brakes failed to work. About 13 pas sengers were injured, none seriously, and no one was killed. Defaulter Identified at Death. Knoxville, Tenn.—A young man, who died at La Folletee about two weeks ago under peculiar circum stances, Tuesday was identified as L. A. Westford, cashier of a bank at Alma, Okla., who disappeared last February, and was found to be a de faulter. The amount of his shortntra is not known here. When the man arrived at La Follette about a month ago he appeared to be almost a nerv ous wreck. He was very reticent and told no one of the business. Would Take Blacks to Africa. Tulsa, Okla—George Washington, colored, of Okmulgee, has just re turned from West Africa and is en thusiastic over the idea of a general exodus of negroes from Oklahoma to Liberia. Eagles Have 1,800 Lodges. Seattle, Wash.—Conrad H. Mann ot' Kansas City, grand secretary of the fraternal order of Eagles, officially stated that there are 1,800 aeries in the order, with a membership of 312 000. Commissioner Sargent 111. Washington—Frank P. Sargent, commissioner of the bureau of immi gration and naturalization, is serious ly ill at his residence in this city. He is suffering a nervous shock, the re sult of a fall received at Shepherds town, W. Va. Alleged Counterfeiter Hsld for Trial. New Haven, Conn.—Tony and Louis Epifonio, brothers, arrested by secret service men on the charge of counter feiting quarter dollars, were held In $2,500 each. BLACK HAND VICTIM RICH ITALIAN IS TAKEN FROM BICYCLE AND SHOT. YOUNG GIRL SEES THE TRAGEDY Cousin of Victim Is Held by Long Island Police—Clew Found in Letters. New York—Leaping from ambush at Lincoln road and Nostrand avenue, Flatbush, early Thursday, a band of Black Hand men dragged Pie tro Barilla, a rich hotel man of Wood haven, L. L, from his bicycle and shot and stabbed him to death before the eyes of a girl and a man, who saw every move of the assassins. The police have arrested Antonio del Marto, cousin of the dead man, who is known to have been with him just before the murder. Mildred Busch, 15 years old, saw the killing, as did also a man who hap pened to be passing the spot. Exam ined by the police, they said they saw the band of men leap from the bushes as Barilla rode by on his wheel. His Body Is Riddled. When the alarm was given and the reserves from the Flatbush station re sponded, they found Barilla in the road, literally shot and stabbed to pieces. That the killing was not for the pur pose of robbery was plain from the j fact that the dead man's clothing con- : tained a gold watch and a large sum ! of riioney. Several letters in Italian were in his pockets, some of them | with the characteristic red ink of the ! Black Hand. The police believe the same band j who hacked to pieces a man shortly I after Christmas and dumped his body j near the scene of Barilla’s assassina tion are responsible for this crime. TAFT TUMBLES OFF HORSE. Animal's Knees Fail While Carrying Candidate Down Mountain. — Hot Springs, Va.—Judge William Taft had a fall from his horse on j Tuesday afternoon and narrowly es caped serious injury, if not death. He was riding down a mountain road some four miles from the hotel at Hot Springs when the horse’s knees gave way and Taft was pitched to the ground. The horse was not going at,a rapid rate, and the candidate alighted uion j his hands and knees. Beyond a few ! bruises, which arc not visible, and-1 vigorous shakingtup, Taft was none the worse for his fall. Gen. Clarence Edwards, who was 1 here when the accident happened, ih 1 now in Washington try ing to get Taft another horse. It is not likely he will trust himself upon the same horse again. NEGROES AMBUSH OFFICERS. Oklahoma Citizens Rush to Scene and Race War Is Feared. Chandler, Okla.—Sheriff L. E. Marton and Deputy Sheriff Chas. Parker of Lincoln county were am bushed by- a crowd of sixteen negroes in a negro neighborhood and both were shot. They were driving in a buggy- when they were fired upon by the negroes. It is reported that one negro was killed and another fatally wounded before the shooting ceased. It is not known here how serious the wounds received by the officers are, but it is reported that they may prove fatal. Large parties of citizens are proceeding to the scene of the shooting and a serious race war is anticipated. Canada's National Park Menaced. Winnipeg, Manitoba — The forest fires which raged around Fernie have spread to Canada's national path district near Banff, in Spray valley. The fire burned fiercely on the heights of Goat mountain this week and great clouds of smoke arose. Supt. Hunter of the park reports that, though the fire was burning on the upper slopes of Goat mountain, the government gang of men had the fire in the val ley under control. Tuesday'night at several points on the mountain, eight miles away, fire was visible near the top. Idaho Fires Under Control. Spokane, Wash.—The timber fire that has been threatening Sand Point, Idaho, was placed un der control Wednesday with practical ly no damage to the town. Much standing timber to the north and east of Sand Point has been binned. Find Woman’s Head Floating. Cleveland. Ohio—The head of a woman, evidently about 40 years old, was found floating in the lake, near the breakwater, Wednesday night. The features are well preserved. Foul play is suspected and the police are iu v csugauug. $1,000,000 Fire in Naples. Naples—A disastrous fire occurred at Foggia in some warehouses near the station. Driven by a violent wind, the flames spread to a woodyard and other premises in the neighborhood filled with inflammable material. The damage is estimated at nearly a mil lion lire. Scratched Pimple; Dies. Jersey City—Joseph Baudendistel, 40 years old, of 171 Hopkins avenue, died of blood poisoning caused by his scratching a pimple on his right arm. Girl Hangs Herself. Jackson, Tenn.—Miss Lula Gibbs, pretty daughter of J. G. Gibbs, a prominent farmer of this county, corn roiLed suicide by hanging. She had gone to the stable, tied a rope around her neck, jumped off and strangled. Saves Mother from Fire. Chicago—Ten children and an aged woman were rescued in a fire that de stroyed two cottages at Nos. It and 1C Temple street. The flames spread rapidly. Firemen and policemen car ried out the victims. Loss was $2,500. RACE RIOT AT SPRINGFIELD TROOPS ARE RUSHED TO ILLI NOIS CAPITAL TO AID IN MAINTAINING ORDER. NEGRO IS SPIRITED AWAY George Richardson, Who Assaulted Mrs. Hallam, Is Removed to Bloomington by a Ruse of the Sheriff’s. Springfield, 111.—Springfield is in the hands of a mob of enraged citi zens, who began Friday night tj reap vengeance on negro residents for an assault committed Friday by George Richardson, a negro, on .Mrs. Hallam, a white woman. Gov. Deneen was aiked by Sheriff Werner to furnish him with all the troops he could. Ho sent orders to the following commands to come at. once: Companies G and L, Fifth infantry, Peoria. Company D, Fifth infantry, Bloom ington. Company A, Fifth infantry, Pekin. Company F. Fifth infantry, Decatur. Company F, Third infantry, Pontiac. They will arrive here in the morn ing. Orders were also sent to the follow ing companies to be in readiness to come to Springfield at any tune: Company M, Fourth infantry. Champaign. Company A. Fourth infantry, Arrola. Company B, Fifth infantry, Taylor ville. Battery A, Danville. • East End in Flames. At 1 o’clock Saturday morning the whole east end of the town burst into flames, the torch having been applied to several negro houses by the des perate men. Two men are dead and probably two-score others are injured, mostly negroes. The rabble is sweeping through the streets attacking every negro met. AD the local militia are on duty, and half a dozen companies from other cities are rushing here on special trains. Still other companies are or dered to hold themselves in reserve The fire department is helpless to combat the flames in the negro quar ter on account of the threatening at titude of the mob toward firemen. Dead: .1. S. Scott, Louis Johnson. The injured are: Fred Ramsey ot the Gatling gun section of the Illinois national guard, struck on arm by stone. Oscar Dahlkamp, policeman, struck Albert Bierline, employed ar post office. shot in hip by stray bullet. Phillip Pollock of Chicago, Iradlv lacerated while aiding Mayor Reece in escaping from mob at Loper's. John A. Snell, shot in shoulder hv negro. Edwin Bingham, struck on head with brick. Prohibition Candidate Injured. E. W. Chafin, candidate for presi dent of the United States on the Pro hibition ticket, struck on head with brick. nev. l. L>. ix>gan, struck on head with brick. Robert Sturgis, waiter at Leper's restaurant, artery of left forearm cut by shot. Richard and another negro wanted for murder were stealthily taken from the Springfield jail Friday evening and rushed to Bloomington, whence they were later taken to Peoria. Negroes in various parts of town have been attacked, and in some cases have turned with considerable effect on their assailants. Cavalrymen Are Disarmed. A cavalryman of Troop B attempted to separate the combatants and was nearly overwhelmed by those in pur suit of several negroes. , A call for help brought several oth er cavalrymen to the scene, but they were all disarmed and their guns car ried away by the rioters. Most of the members of Troop B of Taylorville are on guard around the jail, whence Geo. Richardson, the negro who assailed Mrs. Hallam at her home, was re moved early Friday to Bloomington. The rioters who had gathered in front of the jail following the in carceration of Richardson were en raged by the ruse practiced by the sheriff in removing him. A company of firemen was sent down the street in front of the jail in a spectacular run, attracting the attention of the crowd while Richard son and another negro, charged with a murder, were stealthily taken from the jail, across the Sangamon river. ^ UUUUU lUi Bloomington. Indian Skeletons Unearthed. Havana, 111—The skeletons or a dozen Flathead Indians were un earthed while workmen were exca vating a cellar four miles west of here. The bones were only a foot below the surface of a flattened mound. Insurance Man Drowned. Enterprise, Kas. — W. A. Hinz, aged 21 years, of Milwaukee. W'is., was drowned here Thursday evening while bathing at Smoky Hill river. He was an insurance man. Little Girl Commits Suicide. Kansas City, Mo.—Vivian Bur dew, 12 years old, committed suicide here Thursday by swallowing carbolic acid. It is believed that the suicide Tuesday of May Williamson, a 16-year old chum and schoolmate, influenced the girl to take her own life. Detroit Boy Accidentally Shot. Oklahoma City, Okla.—John A. Krumholz of Detroit, Mich., was accidentally shot and killed he>-e Thursday night by Andrew Tarsney. Both are boys of 16 years.