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U K'i M n t-y U li V I i .9 i i IE ""A -Column of He 1300 Feet; His LeaD3 From Volcano. ITALIAN VILLAGERS IN FLIGHT Stream of Tara, SOO Feet VTile, De- ii, stroys ETeryllilns in Its Terribla i Path Air Th Irk Wit U Aslies Masses f Molten Stone Ejected t'rom a -Twenty-Foot Crater. K Naples, '.ttaiyJ-.Tae;'. inhabitants . of lhe villages in-the 'vicinity of Mount ".Vesuvius are in' a condition of panic. 3Ian homes have been aba ndoued, ; and the atmosphere is dense w ith vo. camc ashes and the fumes of subterra nean fires. V J: It The churches are crowded day and, flight with people praying for. deliver '"knee from the impending peril, mani r gestations of which are hoard and felt in explosions which resemble a heavy 'canuonading and in the tremblings of --the earth, which are constantly recur- ring.- ;.i The main stream of lava from Vesu vius' is 200 feet wide, and it advances It times at the rate of t wen r;-one feet a minute, the intense heat destroying i Vegetation before the stream reaches it. The peasants of rortici. at the west fCfoot-of Vesuviusv cleared their grounds i of vineyards and' trees in the effort to Jessen the danger from tire, and resist ' ed the progress of the lava to their ut v?.most. The population of Boseotrecase, j.on the southern declivity of the raoun- tain, have sought safety iu flight, and ItBoseo lleale,-to the eastward, is also .. threatened. Women of this village, Sweeping with fright, carried a statue sof Sr. Anne as near as they could go to I: the; flowing lava, imploring a miracle U to stay the advance of the consuming i stream: ' ' ' ' The cemetery at Boscotrcease has been invaded by lava. Tiie scene at night is one of mingled ; grandeur and horror, as from the sum mit of Vesuvius there leaps a-column i;of fire fully 1000 feet in height, the glare lighting sky and sea for many miles. Occasionally great masses of molten -stone, some weighing as much as a ton, f are 'ejected from the crater. The village of Torre del Grecc. which 'has been eight limes ' destroy ecP and as H ofte"n rebuiltr is again threatened, and lthe inhaDi'tarits are in extreme terror. ? Signor Matteucci, director of the ob heervatory, is working indefatigably. tj He has had military engineers estab lish telephonic connection between the observatory and points within the vol ycanic activity. The director said that although the eruption presented a grave menace, he did not believe it would reach. tne illages. Indeed, he , . a id, the present volcanic activity was not altogether unmixed-with good, for ii if it had not come to pass a violent and h sudden eruption having a far wider ra V; dius might have occurred. On the Pompeii side the main stream f of lava has divided into two. one . threatening Ottajano. a commune of s 20,000 inhabitants, and the jther men !i;cing Torre del Greco, with a popula- tion of 30,000. ; The danger is so serious that calls ;Y liave been issued for the immediate evacuation of Boscotrecase. the nearest I ? Tillage to the crater, which has a popu h lation ot 900C 4. Streams of lava which an? diffusing lv great heat are progressing rapidly in 'P the direction cf Pompeii. From the '.- new crater, which is twenty leet in cir umference, the lava has gone two miles and a half. Hot mud. ashes and H black sand are also ejected. H MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP S LOSS. XJreat Falling Off in the Yole iu One . Year in Chicago. Chicago. An analysis- of the elec tion returns shows a large falling off in the vote for municipal ownership as compared with thv vote a year ago, "when Mayor Dunne was elected. A year ago one public policy question on the little ballot was: ' Shall Council pass any ordinance granting a fran Jiise to any street railway company?" The vote was. "No." 132.133; "yes." 50,213; the total vote being 211.148. Those favoring municipal ownership voted in the negative, and had a ma jority of 93,122 on a small vote. At the late election, on a 231,000 vote, they are only able to score a majority of 3339 votes for the $73,000,000 or dinance. -. The Socialists were jubilant over -the fact that their total vote reached 27,715, an increase of 73S2 f.ver the vote which tliey polled last year. The City Council stands thirty for munic ipal ownership, thirty-two against, and eight doubtful. There are thirty-six Democrats and" thirty-four Republi-! cans. r BANKER SLAIN AT HIS. DOOR. Prominent Indian Territory Man Mur dered After Political Triumph. ; Eufala, Indian Territory. Only a ; few hours after his re-election to the 1 City Council, J. Burdette, President of the First National Bank, and owner of the largest department store here, was "murdered. His body was found oji.the hack porch of his home, a bullet pierc ing the brain. There is no cine. Burdeite's store has twice been de stroyed by lire. A few days ago .he confided to a :bu?iness associate v his feaf of assassination,' as his life had beek threatened. ' - Burdette Vas5 one of the best known .men in Indian Territory,- and was con sidered wealthy. : When last seen -aliye he was in the best of spirits. . 5" j Bill Legalizes Picketing. s A bill which provides that one picket may be established for every, twenty men in cases of strike, if such pickets be auaiutained peacefully, .was passed : by (the Massachusetts House of Rep resentatives, Boston, by a vote of C7 to f.Cast-i'i 'Johnson Dead at 82. ' JtastmanJJahusan the disUnguished painter, died suddenly at his home, in New Vork City,, in his "eighty -second jrear, . Mr-, Johnson had been ailing for almost a year, - DANCERS DROP TO DEATH HoteV Collapse iKiiW; Forty-nine: an& Injurers Hfty in the Black Forest - Scenes of Grief at MijoW, South fierMjany, Where There is Hardly "iiny Xiiat lias Sot Lt a Meuibcrr - iMagold, Black Forest, South Ger many. A revised list of the casualties resulting from the collapse of the Hotel Zum Hirschen (Stag Hotel) shows that forty-nine persons lost their Hves and that fifty were severely Injured. . The accident is attributed. fare-, lessness on the part of those who were making repairs on the building.' which" had been raised live feet from the ground in order to give more, space for; the lower story. The work began, early; in the morning and was supposed to have, jeen finished at noon. ' The roof of the . building had been put in place, an event which; in accord ance with German cutoin, was cele brated by a feast. ' The keeper of the hotel invited the' workmen and a large number of towns people to a dinner. :.; ;C""j- The 300 guests engaged in avdance and this, together with the large iuin) ber of persons ou the floors, was prob ably what caused the building to col-, lapse. 4 v; ' . The company assembled in the mid dle banquet room, and were drinking the health of the builder and landlord, when a crash was heard above. Twen ty of those in the; banquet worn jumped" from the windows and doors in time to escape before the. house crumbled into a heap of ruins. v .. . , Many of them "ereunstaritly; billed. Hardly one escaped wit-out injury $ , . Doctors were .hastily .summoned from neighboring places to attend the wounded, .while all who. could be called upon aided in the attempts to extricate' the dead and injured frcjui tire'wreckr age. The work, however, was slow. ' The town presents? an indescribable scene of horror and grief. There is hardly a family but has lost one or more members. The villagers and peo ple of the surrounding country are in quiring for their relatives. The dead are laid out in the town?, hall, adjacent to the scene of the disaster. WON'T TAKE CABNjSGIFS LUCRE Iowa Village Says It's Tainted Re fuses $3000. Library Cift. ? Guthrie Centre, Iowa. After the bit terest elect on fight in its history, this town has refused to accept $3000 of fered br Andrew Carnegie toward building a library; ' The gl.t was con tingent upon the city's voting $300 an nually for the support of the institu tion. A remarkable feature wa'i the way in which women 'voters organized against the proposition, insisting rant it would be a aisgrace to accept the "tainted m rey" pf an Eastern plutc crat. - t , . Women worked at the polls dll day long, and when he ballots were counted the project was defeated by ninety-one majority. Three hundred of the 61G votes cast were by women. Of tha votes cast by men there was a majority of twenty-nine against the proposition. . CREVASSE IN OHIO CITT - Street Car and Railroad Tracks -Swallowed Up by Quicksand. Steubenville, Ohio. A veritable cre vasse, 700 feet long, 200 feet wide,' and twenty-five feet deep, has result ed supposedly from quicksand, on the West Virginia side ot the river here. A paved boulevard, the tracks of th'i Steubenville and W'llsburg street rail way, the tracks of ue Pittsburg, Wheeling and Kentucky Railroad, and three natural '-vs mains have sunk with the ground. Traffic on the street car and railroad lines was blocked and the gas supply from the three mains was shut off.' Danced While Wife Burned. Mrs. Martin Van Hof, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was burned . to death. Her husband is held .at the county jail. The twelve-year-old son of the couple was aroused by hi mother's cries and rushed dowu stairs to find her body on the floor surrounded s by flames and his father dancing around the room, apparently demented. He says his father held him and. would not let him go to his mother's assist ance. - ; T : Zuii Wins Columbia rrtae. -.. . Columbia University's highest ora torical honors went this year to a full blooded Zuhl. who von the annual con test in New York City ;for the George Mlliam Curtis meda!.'T'Ka isaka Seme is the name of the winner. He is a mission student and a jnember of the class of lr-HXi. Hisi1 subject was "The" Regeneration of Africa." Loss -of Life in Pacifiq Cyclone. ? The steamer Moan. which has ar rived at Honolulu. Hawaii, reports that 121 persons Were drowned insthe cyclone which recently swept over Ta hiti and the neighboring islands: ' Of these victims, one' perished on Tahiti, ninety-one natives and four whites on the Tuamotus. and twenty-four natives and one white on the other islands. Woman's Suffrage Bill Passed. The Woman's Sti ftra'ge lull, proTid ing that women as well as-men-may. participate in the election of Presiden tial Elec tors, was passed by the Rhode Island Slate Seuate. Providence, by. a vote of .29 io .J. ' The Seuate gallery was filled with women during ther conh- sideration of .the' measure. ' Receiver For Rosebrock Company.. Fred Rosebrock & CoicQrpora? tion), butter and eggs com nission mer chants, New York City, W"of the largest oncerns in the trade, withex tensive Western ccmnectiocj, Is,in:fin aneiaf tuificulties.' witJ liabilities $411, 000 and assets $315,'xU t r i t "Irfo j Higgins. Signs Gas Bill. - ...Governor Higgins. signing the New York City Eighty-Cent Gas; bill, de clared the remedy for extortion was wise regulation of corporations," not municipal ownershJp."iatx T H E WO R S i b E t m is T u b 1 1 AST Streams of Lava From Vesuvius Are v New Almost Stationary,' "but Quan tity of Ashes and Cinders" Thrown Up - is -Unprecedented - and vHas Caused i Complete, or .Partial - De stmction of Numbers' of Tovms and Cities. Naples, By Cable Reports of fata lities consequent upon the eruption'of Mount Vesuvius are coming in. Ac cording to information received late Monday night; more "than, 500 perish ed in the district of San Quiseppe; while frpm the ruinsi of a church which. collapsed cwing to the weight . i ashes Qh the roof, 49 coipses were extricated, lind 'it is asserted that at 5oiTento, 37 pci-sons were killed by .fallinf houses. . ' '1 ; t " , ' Cavalry proceeding:' to the succor of the inhabitants of the devastated sec tion have been unable to make prog ress, the rain1, falling on-the ashes a foot deep having made it impossible for the horses to travel. The sea is breath- agitated. The sky has cleared, but heavy clouds hang over the east, threatening a fur ther downpour. ' '' " ' ' 1 The, streams of lava rre almost sta 'tiohary. Troops are erecting barriers ih the direction of Pompeii to 'pre vcA further danger in that quarter. 1 1 Sittiation More HopCfuL ; This lias been a day of terror for the cities, towns and country about .Mount .yesuyitrs. At, midnight the situatioii .appears more, assuring, the lava streams having diminished m volume, and in some directions having stopped altogether, while a copius rainfall is. cooling the lava where it lies stationary. . V, Almost equal with the devastation wrought, by t the lava is the damage done by cinders and ashes," which in considerable quant ites have been car ried great clistaiices. This has caused the practical destruction of San Guies eppe, a place of , 0,000 inhabitants. All but .200 of the people had flcnLfrom San .Guiespoe, and these 200 assemb led in the' church to artend mass, while the priest was performing his sacred office the roof fell in, and about GO persons were badly iujured. These unfortunates were for hours Svithout ?food or medical attention. The only thing left standing insthe church was a statue of St. Annetthe preservation of which the jxwr. home less people accepted as a miracle and promise of .deliverance .from their peril. . 150,000 Have Fled. About 150,000 refugees from Vesii viana had sought shelter here and elsewhere. Four thousand were lodged in the barracks in this city. All the trains were delayed owing to the tracks .being covered with cin ders, and telegraphic communication with all points was badly congested. The stream 'of lava Avhich had been threatening Torre Annunziata. a town of 2S,000 inhabitants, 12 miles from Naples, on the road to Castellamare, had remained stationary since Sun day evening so that the danger that the place wold be overwhelmed ap peared to have passed. The 'action of Mount Vesuvius had perceptibly diminished and the show er of ashes caused to fall over Na ples for a time. But ashes and sand began falling again Jater in the day. When the last traiu' was leaving Boscitrecaz a fresh crater opened near the observatory station. , Beat His Wife to Death. Baltimore, Special. Because his nine-year old son -Thomas did . not cook a. meal quickly enough to please him John T. Kennedv created a dis tnrbance that attracted his sick .wife from her bedroom and in a fight that ensued between the man and his wife, the -latter .was. so badly beaten that she died. soon afterward. . -.':. Mr. Swift's Funeral , Beverly, -Mass.5Special. The fun eral of Edwin C. Swift of the firm of Swift & Co., i the Chicago meat packers, who died Thursday in Bos ton fronV pneumonia, was held at Beyeiij' Farms. The honorary pall bearers were 50 in number, represent- ihg"the Various' industries" with which Mr; Swift was conected, Avhile the acting pall bearers, were from St, John's church. The body was taken ."io, Forest Hills- emetcry and placed in ! the receiving vault to await the arrival of Mrs. Swift from Europe.' Russia's Bis Loan. jst. Petersburg, By: Cables-It was posith'fely-stkted that a loan had been' arangedinprinciple to the amount of between $200,000,000 and $350,000,000 Finance Minister Kokovsoff has gone to Patisto eqncltide inal negotiations Details of the loan are not available. It is "variously reported that. the loan will bear 4 1-2 and 5 per eent. inter est, the emission price being 90 or 92, .wjjtli 1 1-2 -per . cent, commission, j ORTH aOUI AFFAIRS Items of Interest From' Many v Parts of the State MINOR MATTERS OF STATE NEWS Happeninss of More or Less Import ance Told in ParagraphsThe Cot- ton Marketsv ; . Charlotte Produce Market. Chickens Spring .. . . ..12 25 Hens per head ...... . . 35 40 Ducks. ...... ... . . ..25 Rye.. .. .. ..SO' Oats Feed .. .. .. ..45 50 Corn . . ...... .. .. ..66 GS Cottno Seed . . . . .... . .22Vi Oat Seed .. .. . . . . . .50 55 Cotton Market. Galveston, firm . . . New Orleans, firm . . . Mobile, steady 1 . ." Savannah, steadj' . . Charleston, firm . . Wilmingtbn steady Norfolk, steady . . , Beltimore nominal New York, quiet . . Boston, quiet Philadelphia, steady Houston steady , . . Augusta, linn .'. .. Memphis, steady . . . St. Louis, quiet . . Louisville, firm . . . Charlotte . . .... . 11 3-16 .. llVi '8. in. IS ..11 .. 1.1 .-11 ..11.70 .. 11.70 . . 11.05 .. 11 .. 11 . . 11 Vi .. 11V .. 11 to 11 1A 11 Pee Will Get $17,000. AVinston-Salem, Special. John W. Poe, who, received over $1)00 from the city of -Winston for the killing of his wife in the reservoir break in November, 1904, announced that he is in receipt of a message from Wash ington advising him that the govern ment has recognized and decided to pay his claim of $47,000 for cotton destroyed in Guilford county during the Civil War by Federal troops. Mr. Poe says that several hundred bales of cotton owned by him were burned by Northern soldiers. He has de cided to let District Attorney Holton collect the claim. ' Union Depot at Goldshoro. Goldsboro, Special. A site has been selected for the union depot at GoMsboro by-the railroads interested in the matter, and the corporation commission officially notified of the d oice of location. This site is at the western -terminus of Mulberry-street, running south to Walnut, and it is believed that" the intention is to re move the tracks from Center street and belt the city. The Atlantic Coast Line authorities have the drawing of the plans for the handsome structure which is to be reared here for the ac commodation of the traveling public, and as soon as these designs are com plete work on the building will begin. The Abels Furnish Bond. Waynesville. Special. The verdict of the coroner jury in the case Of the killing . of Sam Kay here three days ago was that the dead man came to his death at the hands of cither Policeman Abel or his brother, Dr. J. F. Abel. The Abels were then arrested on a bench warrant and tried before Judge G. S. Ferguson, for the killing of Sam Ray. He bonnd them over to court in the sum of .$1,500, which they promptly gave. , North. State Brevities. Mr. L. A. Dodo .forth, of the Char lotte Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade, has secured an itemized list of all goods that wer- shipped, eihtef" in or out of Charlotte in car load lots, during the past month. . During March, 1,CS1 cars of commodities, all classes, were shipped out while 2,618 were shipped in, making a total of 4,299 cars handled during the month. The North Carolina Christian Ad vocate says that a letter from Dr. Lambeth, secretary of the . board of missions, announces that Rev. Ste phen A. Stewart, a member of the Western North Carolina Conference, now at Harvard University, has of fered himself to the board for work in the foreign field. Mr. Stewart is a son of Mrs. S. M. Stewart, of Mon roe.. . , . . .' '.; i . . i - .; , . " Mr. P. H. Elkins has purchased the Siler City Grit and will edit it, suc ceeding Mr. W. E. Lawson, who has made it good - exponent . of Western Chatham.; . Pastor T. B. Justice writes that he has just moved into the new $1S,C00 home built by the Franklinton church for their pastor. Mr. G. F.'M. Dial has a contract to move about two million feet of tim ber, to the creek from the E. C. Cobb and E. ' C. Edward? lands near Con tentnea, N. C. He is now building him a tramroad for that purpose, the contract price runs up in the thous ands. Geo. is a hustler. " ; J. P. Rickman, President Bank of Hiendersoii ville 5 . A STRONG BANK Four per cent paid on time deposits We extend to our customers every courtesy con . sistent with sound banking 5 W. J. DAVIS, President Geo. I. White, Vice-Pres. 1C G. MORRIS, Cashier- Ube ffiommerciai GSank HENDERSON VILLE, N. C. ONE D O L, L, A R .. Starts a Savings Account with this bank TRANSACTING A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS The Claude Brown Company CASH or CREDIT We Buy and Sell Horses and flutes. Wagons. Buggies, Harnesst Feed Stuff of All Kinds We will trj3de anything we have for anything youVe got. " Come and see us. We're .open for business. WORK OF CONGRESS vThat is Being Done Day by Day By the National House and Senate. After Southern Fast MauV When the House convened Speaker Cannon appointed the following com mittee to participate in the exercises attendant upon the second centennary of Benjamin Franklin's birth to be held at Philadelphia April 17: Messrs Olmsted of .Pennsylvania ; Stevens' of Minensota; Fassett-of New York; Hoar of Massachusetts; Smith of Ma ryland; Pou of North Carolina: Ryan of New York, and Watkins of Lou isiana. The bill making it obligatory for the circuit and district court of the middle district of Alabama to sit six months at Birmingham was passed. Mr. Gaines of West Virginia se cured consent to have printed in The Record Judge Humphrey 's opinion in the beef packers' cases, the oral ar gument made by the Attorney Gen eral and the several statntes relating to compulsory testimony and result ing immunity from prosecution. The. postoffice appropriation bill was then taken up. Mr. Moon of Tennessee, the rank ing minority member of the post-office and post roads committees, in explanation of the several provisions of the postoffice appropriation bill, aid that the railroads contended that they were not receiving sufficient pay to carry the mails notwithstanding ihe charges made that the railroads were receiving sums of LM ney far in excess of the value of the service rendered. He insisted that if the ap propriation for railway mail service was to be cut down it ought to be after complete investigation. Should Forego Benefits. After citing instances of special privileges to certain Southern locali ties, Mr. Moon asked: 'What does the Democratic party demand on this question! It repudiates, it denounces it condemns every character of sub sidy. The Republican Dlatform does likewise. Can you say-to the people of the United States, standing upon your platform and opposed to ship subsidy, that you are ready, beeause of little paltry benefit to your imme diate section, to violate the pledges of your party and the great tenets that it has held for a century i I believe the Southern Democrats ought to appeal to their people, and not to this railroad company which is grant ed special privileges between Wash ington, Atlanta and New Orleans." "President Not a Czar." The House during its session lis tened to a criticism of the President on the part of Mr. Fitzgerald New York) for the failure of he Chief Executive to properly advise the House as to the objections .he had to the bill opening 503,000 acres of land : for grazing purposes in Okla homa territory, instead of advising the members of the Indian Affairs Committee as to the weakness of the measure so that it might be amended to meet, the -wishes of the Commis sioner of Indian Affairs. Mr. Fitzgerald, in the course of his strictures on the President, said: y'This is not Russia. The Presi dent is not like the Czar, who origi nates and enacts legislation. The President may recommend, but he can neither originate or enact legislation. "Somebody may say this is trivial. The history of all governments which have parliamentary institutions shows that the failure to resist trivial en croachment on the part of, the chief executive has led to vast encroach- J, A. MaddreY, Cashier V ments until the legislative branch of the government existed in name on ly." The Postoffice Appropriation "bill .was taken up, but beyond explanation of the bill by the chairman of the Postoffice Committee. Mr. Overstreet (Ind.), no headway was made. White House Conference. There was a reverberation in the Senate of the echo of the White House conference of last Saturday relative to the pending railroad rate legislation, and while it ended in good nature, there was a time vhen the feeling was quite intense. The inci dent occurred at the close of a speech by Mr. Stone, which was devoted largely, to a discussion cf that con ference. After the Missouri Ssaior had taken his seat Mr. Dolliver tok the floor and in the course of a brief speech devoted to a defense of the right ot Senators to confer with the President, charged that other Sena tors had been in consultation with the presidents of railroad companies. The intimation contained in the charge was resented by both Mr. Bailey and Mr. Foraker and they de manded the names of the Senators referred to. These Mr. Dolliver de clined to give, but he justified his course in making the charge by say ing that he- and other Senators who had participated in the eonfereHce had been sneered at and ridiculed in the discussion of last Tuesday. This avowal of his motive brought about an explanation from Mr. Foraker and the incident ended pleasantly. Demand the Names. Mr. Bailey, in following Mr. Dolli ver, first outlined his cwn position iu opposition to the practice of confer ring with the President. He said that thexpresent .situation presented pecu liar reasons why the President should not interfere in legislation. He then said: "The Senator from Iowa is not given to intemperate or iucalculous speech and when he sug gests that Senators have been con sulting with railroad, pi cedents he utters a serious reflection n some Senators." . Mr. Foraker endorsed the statement by Mr. Bailey and demanded the names. Mr. Dolliver declined to give the names, then he said he meant no im proprietv. and added that he did not believe that a Senator's right to con fer with the railroad men should he Questioned. Snatching Victory from Defeat. They were married about the 1st of November, had just got back from the" honeymoon and settled down in their new house in Germantown. The new cook was about as green as the lady of the house. The latter said, as she went cut for a visit on the day fce j fore Thankssrivin?: "Now. Emus. ?o si. to work on the turkey and iirc-pa'S u just as yen would chicken." Emma did so. She cut the turkey into a coz en big pieces and was about to fry them like "spring chicken when t he lady cams in and saw the hr.voc that had been plaj'ed with the royal bir.l A good cry relieved her feelings r.nI then the husband suested that th sew the pieces into place, pack in the stuffing to support the fabric, and make the best' out of the dilemma. This was. done and the guests at din ner next day never once suspected that anything, was wrong: But hubbf got a reproachful glance from the low er end of the table as he cast a sol emn look at his wife, and said as be wielded the carving knife: "Our turkey is certainly nicely basted, dear. Philadelphia Record. To test for cake, white paper she turn ydlow in fire nr.sutes. it ,Yen U the rht temperature. ,