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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,
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Secretary and Field Officer Archibald
Smith of the live stock sanitary board
is doing valuable work in Marshall
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
ARMED WHITES PATROL STREETS
Captured, and Jail Now Is Surrounded
by Angry Pensacola
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
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
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
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
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
WAR OVER COUNTY SEAT.
Troops Held in Readiness for Two
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
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
Beauty prize Winner a Suicide.
Kansas City, Mo.—On the eve
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 !
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
TROOPS ARE RUSHED TO ILLI
NOIS CAPITAL TO AID IN
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.
Companies G and L, Fifth infantry,
Company D, Fifth infantry, Bloom
Company A, Fifth infantry, Pekin.
Company F. Fifth infantry, Decatur.
Company F, Third infantry, Pontiac.
They will arrive here in the morn
Orders were also sent to the follow
ing companies to be in readiness to
come to Springfield at any tune:
Company M, Fourth infantry.
Company A. Fourth infantry, Arrola.
Company B, Fifth infantry, Taylor
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
Two men are dead and probably
two-score others are injured, mostly
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
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
Edwin Bingham, struck on head with
Prohibition Candidate Injured.
E. W. Chafin, candidate for presi
dent of the United States on the Pro
hibition ticket, struck on head with
nev. l. L>. ix>gan, struck on head
Robert Sturgis, waiter at Leper's
restaurant, artery of left forearm cut
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.
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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
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.
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