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VOL. XXV. RALEIGH. NOBTII CAROLINA, THURSDAY. AUGUST 15, 1307. NO. 32. f TAT HEEL terns Gathered From All Farmers Alliance. J!.? annual meeting of the North (;- !: . a Farmers' Alliance "will be i at ilillsboro next Tuesday and ' ::.-' lay. Reports of officers will .;., .v a good year's work and pro s aiong all lines. I.; . U tter to the Progressive Farm (:, i :' Tring to the approaching Stat:s r .!.!. Mr. George F. Parrott, of Ki:.-t"!i, president of the organiza t;...i .-:tys: With no little pleasure we look f,,i i!i to next luesday, August !!; annual meeting day for the Alliance. We hope that every ty in which there is an organiza wiii w. fully represented and that W l j:atc will have something to t !r the good of the order 1'i.r the good of mankind. en ti' ( .'! -I I'. No well informed man who ha? ! .. proper regard for truth will de (i.i!' that the Alliance stands for any t! i! ' other than for the scattering of p.;i'c ana prosperity an over mis ! "f ours. Our purpose is to build i -. i ii ii up. I'"' 1! not to destroy; we antagonize ity and strife among men; noth- i:i' -re. "(iiir meeting will be a very ira I'Mtiant one. Wc will probably disci-- with a view to some action the Inning of wrapping for our next cot ton crop; also the marketing of our (..ton ;is well as the attitude of the American Tobacco Company toward c;i!l i ation of tobacco. "Let delegates at their leisure h.'te just what suggestions they wish t offer, also any specific matter which they are instructed by their County Alliance to bring before the Stale r.ieet ing. "Again let mc urge delegates to bel :i hand ,and should anything occur s- that the principal cannot attend, t!i n Let your alternate know in time for l,im to report at headquarters at llillshoro at 12:00 M. on LJtli." August Broke Boys Head. Wadesboro, Special. Julius the 8- vcar-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Piiiton, was kicked in the forehead hy a horse Saturday afternoon. The little fellow in company with one of Mr. P. T. Rlrync's sons was playing jii the lot near the horses when one j u iiiciu suuueniy oecame vicious arm kicked the children. The other boy was hurt, but Julius received very serious injuries. His nose was broken and his skull fractured by the blow. While he is in a very critical condi tion, unless some complications set in, he will recover. Dr. Bennett dressed his wounds. Pardons Granted and Refused. Raleigh, Special. Governor Glenn last week granted pardons of three who had made application and refus ed the application of six, among these six being two negroes who are under sentence of death. These negroes are Will Banks, of Ashe .county, and James Rucker, of Buncombe county ami the date set for their hanging is the twentieth of August Rucker 's crime was the atrocious one of rape upon his six-year-old step-daughter, while Ranks had deliberately killed another negro. The Governor sets out his reasons for the pardons grant ed and those refused. Street Railway Franchise. Salisbury, Special. The Board of Aldermen have granted a franchise to the Piedmont Carolina Railway Company, a Salisbury organization t operate a belt line railway starting at Newton IIeights,in Soencer, thence through East Spencer and up Long street to Inniss street in this city, thence through Inniss street to the western outskirts of the city, termi nating at the new fair grounds. Will Double Population. Duke, Special It is said that the Dukes are to erect another mammoth mill at this place. This place exclu sively a factory-village, has now a population of about 3,000, the largest population of any town in Harnett county, and the new factory will al most double this population. Bitten By a Copperhead. New Bern, Special. The three-year-old child, a little boy, of Mr. Morrison Rowe, who lives nine miles from New Bern in the second town ship, was bitten by a snake Sunday morning. The snake was what is lo cally known as a copper head mocca sin, and is one of the most dreaded and poisonous reptiles in this section. Br. Cat on rendered medical aid,' and the tender age of the child made the case very serious and its condition was considered critical at; last ac counts New Court House Plans. t Salisbury, Special. A. movement is on foot looking to the erection of a new court house for Rowan county to take the place of the old one which has been in constant use for nearly half a century. Plans for a hand some structure have been submitted to the County Commissioners, who are considering the expenditure of $50,000 to provide a suitable temple f justice for this county. , TOTICS Sections of the State Awful Double Tragedy. ARheville. Special. A terrihlfl tra gedy was enacted "here Wednesday morning shortly after 10 o'clock, when Robert Murdock, a white man 4a years of age, with a wife and sev eral children, shot to death Mrs. Laura Kay, proprietress of the "Suc cess Inn." a large boarding house of this city, and then turned the weapon on himself and sent three bullets intj his heart. The only motive that can be assigned for the murderer's fearful act was a debt due him by Mrs.-Ray and temporary insanity from the effects of drink. The double tragedy was committed in Mrs. Ray's room in the Success Inn. Murdock fired eight shots in all, taking time after send ing four bullets into Mrs. Ray tr break the pistol, reload and fire four additional shots, three of which went into the madman's own body. The wounds made by the' three shots that Murdock fired at himself could almost be covered by a postage stamp Mrs. Ray was shot twice through the arm and three times through the body. The attending physician stated that Mrs. Murdock widow of the murderer and suicide was in o very serious condition as a result of shock incident to the horrible affair. Shot Wife in Cold Blood. Selma, Special. Ransom Godwin a weii-to-uo white larmer, oo years old at his home five miles west of Kenly a small and remote place io Johnston County, shot and killed his wife without any real cause for tlu deed, so those who know the family say. She was his third wife he hav ing married her about four years ago. From the union two children survive their mother. Mrs. Godwin was 33 years of age. Shortly after the mar riage of the couple, the husband began to drink and kept it up till his treat ment of his wife became extremely cruel. Tuesday night he came home drink and beat Mrs. Godwin with a stick till she was nearly unconscious Wednesday night he came home again in the same condition. When he reached the house he called his wife to come to the door and just as she c topped into the light where he could et a plain view of her he shot he .down in cold olood. Decide for Pilots. Wilmington, Special. Judge J. Crawford Biggs, who presided at the late term of New Hanover Superior court, and who, the past week, heard the suit to test the constitutionality of the compulsory pilotage law, ap plying to the Cape Fear bar, which law was recently passed by the Gen eral Assembly after a fight on the .floor of both houses, on Saturday ren dered his decision, holding the law constitutional and valid This decis ion of course is in favor of the pilots and will be appealed to the Supremo court of the State, and perhaps later to the Supreme Court of the United States. The findings of Judge Biggs are brief and are written after mature deliberation, knowing that in either event they would be reviewed by the highest court in the land. On every point the law is construed in favor of the pilots. Money in Old Shoe. Salisbury, Special. While tearing down an old log house on the lands recently purchased by Mr. L. A. Cline the St. Paul neighborhood, three miles from this city, workmen found $60 hid in a child's shoe underneath the large hearthstone. There were six ten dollar bills. How long the money had been there no one knows. The house is known to have been built more than sixty years ago. Charters Granted. The following charters have been issued: The First Congregational Church Company, at Mount Pleasant, is also granted a charter. The F. W. Hunt Contracting Com pany, of Asheville, to do general con tracting for railroad construction, capital stock $20,000. Ford and Johnson Company, High Point, f urniture ; authorized capital, $25,000,. with $10,000 paid in; Steph en d'Donnell, Carl A. Cline, J. W. McDonald, incorporators. Bridgeport Lumber Company, Cra ven county capital $50,000- outhoriz ed, with $16,000 paid in ; A. P. Buntt ing, H. M. Bunting and some Norfolk parties incorporators. The Salisbury German Coach-Hor-e Company to breed, buy and sell ive stock; capital stock $10,000 ; O. A. Fisher and others. Superintendent of -. ; County Schools t " " Chosen. I Oxford, Special. At a meeting of the county board" of education . Tues day Mr. J. F. Webb was elected su perintendent of the county, schools to succeed Prof. Robert KittrelL-Mr. Webb graduated at the University of North Carolina and has held the po sition of principal of Jhe Salisbury graded school and r superintendent of Gibsonville graded school. SCHOOL APPROPRIATIONS New Hijh School Law Gcinj Into Tore la the Several Counties. Raleigh, Special. The Stat board of educatkm has appropriated about $22000 of the f400vi tet apart by the last Legislature for higb schools in the various counties under the new system, now being inaugurated. Th, law a? with one representative, $750 to one with two and $1,CKX) to one with three. Tb-i apportionment is made by the board of the counties which have complied with the law and the requirements. The following eounites each get aa allowance for one school: Alamance, Anderson, Beaufort, Currituck, Dui lin, Durham, Granville, Jackson, Mc Dowell, Onslow, Person, Richmond, Scotland, Sampson, Surry, Swain, Un ion, Wilkes, Yadkin. The following get allowances for two schools: Cho wan, Cabarrus, Catwba, Cleveland, Caldwell, Davie, Guilford, Harnett. Lincoln, Macon, Martin, Nash, Pender Pitt, Transylvania, anee, Warren, Washington, Wilson. The . following get three schools: Cumberland, For syth, Rockingham, Rowan and Gas ton. The counties of Robeson and Wake gets four each. Wake gets the largest allowance, $1,0Q0. There were no applications from Mecklenbur; and New Hanover. The State board of education grant 27 five-year certificates in various sections of the State and within the next few days will grant certificate to the teachers in the new high schools. A Timber Road. Raleigh, Special In an interview with Mr. William Moncure, so we'l known in railway circles and partic ularly for the last few years as a builder of roads, he said that Henry E. Lichford, of Raleigh; John O. Shaw of Rockingham; D. E. Mclver and C. L. Chisholm of Sanford; him self and others arc now arranging t build the Bladen & Northern Railway from Stedman on the Atlantic Coast Line a distance of 20 miles. He says that it is to bo a road to get at timber and that it will reach what is perhaps the finest bodv of standing pines now in North Carolina about 200,000,000 feet of which this company ownes 50,000,000. Much of it is long-leaf and considerable of it is short-leaf. The road is to be 20 miles long and work will be in progress within GO days from this date. The road will bo standard gnage and will handle passenger;. Finned Beneath Locomotive Ncw York, Special. Pinned be neath a -locomotive," Charles S. Hud ley, a brakeman on the New York New Haven & Hartford Railroad suf fered the amputation of a leg before he "could be extricated from under the engine, which had run over hira in the railroad yards in the Bronx. The operation was performed by an ambulance surgeon without the use of anaesthetics and frequently Iludley gave suggestions to the surgeons dur ing the operation. It is said he may recover. Big Canning Output. Mount Airy, Special. Some 25 hands are now busy at the Mount Airy Canning Factory, putting up canned tomatoes. It is learned that at least 50,000 cans of tomatoes will be put up this season by this company This is a large out put for the first ycf.r, and serves to show what can bs aeompanied by the people of any Njrth Carolina town if they but ex ert themselves a little. Bitten By a Spider. Greenville, Special. Bitten by a large black spider early Friday morn ing Tilden Batson a laundryman of this city, was stricken terribly ill. Two physicians were summoned be fore the man got relief from his suf ferings. A New Industry. Greensboro, Special The Acme Match Company, with authorized cap ital of $100,000 and $20,000 subscrib ed has been chartered to manufacture matches here. A site for the factory has been selected near the city limit and work will begin within 30 dayo The incorporators are all from Win ston-Salem and are J. Palmer, presi dent; Gus Palmer, vice president; L. A. Wade, secretary-treasurer. Four Killed by Train. Allenhurst, N; J., Special. Four persons employes of the Norwood House, were instantly killed when - -a tneir carriage was run down oy a Pennsylvania passenger, flyer known as the Banker's Special, at the Cor- lies Ave. crossing here. . There were Thomas Edwards, a driver and Loret ta Gray, Jennie McDonald and Han nah Murphy, Waitresses. The Cor- lies crossing-is just south of the local station of the New York & Long Branch Railroad, ahd the statio-i platform was crowded with summer visitors, wlio witnessed the accidant. News of the Day. Senator Beveridge was married to Miss Katherine Eddy in Berlin. The Moorish troops at Casablanca have been disarmed and quiet ha3 been restored. A powerful cruiser fleet of three squadrons -is already being" organized in the Pacific Miss Hay Bushnell 27 years old of Winchester, Va., was kiMed in an an tomobile accident near Berryville. 1 NAVAL MONSTER 1 " - England BkSng Largest War Vessel Ever Planned JNITED STATES TO BETTER THAT rVashlnjton Naval Circle Excited Over Report That Keel is About to be Laid Down ! New Ship to Be of No Leas Than 30.000 Tons Dis placement, and Design I Believed to Include Many Novelties, Includ ing Assembling of Three Guns in Each Turret. Washington, Special. Naval cir ;les are agitated over a report which reaches Washington that the BritUb idmiralty is about to lay down the teel for a giant ship that will bo 50 ?cr. cent greater in tonnage than tha redoubtable "Dreadnought." It i liflicult to secure any information respecting the plans for this ship, and t is said that the British govern nent s agian proceeding, as it did in the case of the Dreadnought, to build the vessel behind closed gates. Even tually, of course, the man character istics of war vessels built under these conditions become known, but the British government feels that it U amply repaid for the trouble it take? to build the ship secretly, by the fact that the British navy is thereby kept at least two years ahead of any other navy in point of design, a most valuable consideration in these days, when a battleship is fre- iqucntly obsolete in the course of fiv years after going into commission. It is understood that the new slvp is to be of no less than 30,000 ton? displacement, against 20,000 tons of the Dreadnought, but aside from the mere matter of superior size, the, de sign is believed to include many nov elties some based on the experience of the Dreadnought. Such a one, for instance, is understood to be the con templated assembling of three guns in each turret, fo that if the new shij. is equalled with the six turrets, she will carry no Iess than 18 guns in her main batter'. The calibre of thd guns, however, wi?Ir it K fielieved, re main at 12 inches, the present stand ard. The report of the British plan has caused eome of the bolder designers to proceed to. greater length and to propose the laying down of a battle- hip of 40,000 tons displacement, placing the American navy clearly in the lead. Naval designers are be lieved to be willing to undertake the construction of such a ship. It would cost no less than $20)00,000, but in view of the predaminanco ,.it wornd give to America as a naval power it is argued by the advocates of the proposition that such a ship would be an economical investment by tend ing to ensure peace. 100 Additional Union Mechanics Join Building Trades Strike. Washington, Special. Acting on orders from the executive officers of their unions 100 more union mechan ics joined the building trades strike here Saturday. According to the la bor leaders every building under con struction, where non-union mechanics were employed, is now tied "up an.1 nearly 300 men have quit work. The employers' association cliams that that it has been able to fill the places of all the strikers with the exception of bricklayers. The union men de clare that the strike will be extended next Monday. Lumber Company to Build Railroad. Mount Sterling, Ky., Special. Clearfield Lumber Company, of Clear field, Pa., closed a deal for 30.000 acres of Walnut, oak and poplar tim ber lands in Morgan county for $100. 000. It is announced that the com pany will extend a line of railroad 18 miles up Rush branch and will spend $1,000,000 in approvements. Officers Raid Couaterfieter's Den. Uniontown, Pa., Special. In a raid on an alleged counterfeiter's den at Smithfield, several men were arrested a large number of moulds captured and a big quantity of spurious coins found concealed about the place. The men were all foreigners. " It is claim ed that the plant has been in opera tion several weeks, as the neighbo bee non a still bunt for the counter feit monev. The authorities have been on a still hunt fo rthe counter feiters for some time and believe ad implicated have been captured. Martin A, Knapp Weds Miss Nellie Maynard Gardner. New York, Special. Martin .- A. Knapp, chairman of the inter-State commerce commission and Mrs. Net lie Maynard Gardner, daughter of the late George L. Maynard, of Syracuse, were married at the Hotel Manhatttn, in this cifv in" the presence of a few family friends by Bishop Edward C. Andrews, of the Methodist Uiuren. mm A WINNER But It Required Of fidai Count to ScU?e Mississippi Primary VARDAMAN ACCEPTS RESULT UU Cxecatirt Committee Meets at Jaekroa and Declares . Eetsit of United States Senatorial .Contest, Friends cf .Vardam&a. Sseeadlai Motion to Declare TmIHUeu Noni nee After Short Caucus Zktweea Two Factions. Jackson, Mi., Special. Th Dem ocratic State xeetmve mmiltc met at noon Thursday ami declare! Con gressman John Shaip Williams the party nominee for the Uuited Stalest Senate.- The anvas of the returns bowed a majority of 64H voles for Wiiliaraf the totals being as follows: Williams 59,40G ; Vardaraau 5S,S4. There will be no content over Uo result. - After a bhort caucus between the two factions it was finally cgrecd ! accept the emi-oflicial lttuins a furnished Secretary of State Power from the various counties ami wlich show that Mr. Williams has a ni.t jority of CIS votes. -This motion l declare Mr. Williams the nominee wc seconded by the friends of Governor vardaman. The committee then formally declared Mr. Williams nom inated as United States Senator. Thi" is considered the final settlement of the celebrated contest. Governor Vardomnn conceded the nomination of Mr. Williams by seni the following note to the' committee: "The Democratic party, through iU executive . committee, has declared Mr. Williams the nominee and I ac cept the arbitration of that tribunal without a tinge of resentment or re gret for anything done or said by my .friends for me during the campaign. "I am for the nominee and hoim that he will make the people of Mis sissippi a great United .States Sena tor.' 1 have made the campaign upou living important and pertinent princi ples and while I have lost the nomi nation,!, am thoroughly convinced that the large majority of the white members of this State agree with my views upon public questions, and I shall continue "to fight for those prin ciples as earnestly in the future as I have in the past. "No man was ever blessed by mors loyal and mAre faithful hands than those who favored my fortunes in this -contest. .1 want them to , feel as I do, that we have not been de feated, but that the victory is only postponed for a season. I have been a candidate several times in my lifa, and los.t the fight, but never have I felt the sting of defeat, and I am not defeated today." All Memphis Will March. Memphis, Special. The Executive Committee of the Lakes to the Gulf Deep Waterways Association, local branch, held a meeting last week and appointed chairmen for the various committees to take charge of the big convention. One of the chief features of the convention will, be the mam moth parade which will take place on the day the President and the Gov ernors arrive. Gen. George W. Gov don, a Confederate General and mem ber of Congress from this district, will be chairman of this committee. The parade will be led by mounte 1 police officers, followed by Company A and other Confederate companies. members of the United Commercial Travelers from several States, mem bers of the Lakes to the Gulf Deep Waterways Association, and chair men or committees in carnages prominent business men and club members and companies of the Stat-J militia. It is planned bv those inter ested to make the parade one of the features of the big convention. Big Fire in Baltimore. Baltimore, Special. Fire Thursday destroyed the gigantic grain elevator of the Baltimore & Ohio Railway, with a loss 'to the building alone of $175,000. No estimate of the loss li the contents of the building is yet ob tainable. Many firemen bad narrow escapes. l atar fire started in the big stables oi the mitunore lransier Company, spreading to the chair fac tory of Heching-er Brothers.' The flames spread rapidly and it is feared both buildings have been entirely con- sumed. True Bill Against Kline. Beaufort, N. C, Special. Soon aft er the openinsr of Federal Court Judge Purneli. announced that the foreman of the grand jury had re turned, a true bill of indictment for peonage against E. A. Kline. Attor nev Clark, for defense, stated that he understood the bill contained 9ft counts. Counsel for the defense ask ed the privilege of examining the tiill to enbl i them to prepare their de fense. Priest Kills . Hotel Man. ; Pittsbure. Special. Ludwiz Sezc- giel, said to be an unattached Polish priest, of Chicago, walked into t South Side hotel at 1111 Carson street and without warning, it is said whip ped out a 3S-calibre revolver and open ed fire upon the two proprietors, twiir- brothers named Steven and Andrew Starzvnski. Steven died " within an hour and Andrew may "not recover. The cause of the shooting is unknown. II. C. WEATHER REPOM Cd2 tpcrt ca tta ?ta&tr CU- tiers fet tht T?ttk asf XSreday. Acfuil 12. The North Carc4iaa ec1b f lh weather n4 trvp wmlc t the D prtraert f Arjienltar ia tb fuUowtnff bulletin f wrttbrr eo4i Lkcs for tb t : Ttteperatsr. Tb tprr!at for the week aterayvd about oormaL The first tea day wer coal, aod in some place th lowct temperature for tba week were recorded on tboe day. The lcmjriatunr re o the Mb, and the highest tcmprratur generally occurred a that day. Dar ing the rrroaiedtr of the week cooler weather prevailed. Th highest tem perature reported was 00 dcgrrtu in Lenoir county on th Sth and iHh, iu New Hanover county on the vUu, mul in Robeson county on the 10th; th lowest temperature raa 53 degree in Caldwell county on the Flh. Precipitation.- The rainfall aver aged much below the normal. On the southeast coast, in the extreme north west, and in the nortb-ceutral ctmu ties, rainfall was ample. In other por lions of the State, and particularly in the western district, only light how ers occurred, and moisture U now much needed. Sunshine and Cloudiness. Sun nhine was abundant in the eastern and central districts, but dificieut in the western districts. Cloudy weathei prevailed generally on the 0th, and partly cloudy in the western district throughout the week. Dastardly Crime Sunday Morning. Asheville. Special. When the fam Uy of Mr. J. A. Wild, living on Hill street, awoke Sunday morning it was discovered that some fiend had enter ed the house during the night, ad ministered chloroform to Mr. Wild' daughter and attempted to ct fir to the bed on which she slept Noth ing of value was taken from the hou except a watch belonging to Henry Wild, a son. The familv did not re tire until after midnight, and when Mr. Wild arose in the morning he found the doors of his house open and the plac strongly filled with the odor of chloroform Upon gome to the room of his daughter he fonu her in a deep sleep and had much difficulty in arousing her. On the be was a small bundle of rag thickly saturated with chloroform while hei clothing and hair smelt strongly o the deadly drug. A large number o half brunt matches were strewn oo the bed in which she slept and th? bedding was scorched in a number oi places. A bloodhound was taken to the scene of the attempted crime and ap parently found a strong scent, wbicfc led the officers through a nearby corn field, where a watch fob was picked up, which had been attached to the tfatch stolen from Henry Wild, which indicated that the miscreant had pass ed that way. The trail was later lost owing to many people having crossed and recrossed it, thus mterfenng with the dog. No further clue has beeu discovered although the search still continues. Should the miscreant be discovered bis life may pay the pen alty for his daring enrae. Canning Factory Starts Up. Keruertville, Special. The canninc factory, lecently installed here start ed up last week and will continue thr.wah ti;c sfuon. There is sou. complaint from the fanners that th tomatoes are rotting on the vines, but the crop is just beginning to come on the market rtd it is thought that it w ill be nu r.veraire one. This new in dustry here means a great deal to the town and .'uro: pdiug country, ltf capacity sufficient to take all the tamatoes that can be brought in and at a remunerative price, beside il furnishes employment to alarge num ber of laborers. Tarheel Town Sued. Asheville, Special. The Sontherc Paving and Construction company, a West Virginia corporation baj brought suit in the United States cir cuit court against the town of Way nesville and Herbert R. lergnson the mayor alleging a breach of contract made in 1905 for the paving of Maw street. Damages are asked in the sum of $15,353. State News Items. The Raleigh cotton mill which I makes hosiery yarns, has completed the installation of $13,000 worth oi machinery. Added to this will be the $10,000 worth of-combing machinery. It is stated that borings for coal and oil are to be made in Richmond county near the Pee Dee nvtr. Soft coal was found ther last year and ihe late E- B. C Hambley, of Salis bury, tad options on 20,000 acres of the land, but these bave now revert ed. V h said that traces of oil har; been founoL there. Fruit Grower! Meet. North Wilkesbcro, Special The Brushy Mountain Fruit Growers' As sociation held its third quarter an nual meeting and picnic at Kilby i Gap, on Brushy mountain, between Wilkesboro and Taylorsville, last Thursday and it-was the most enthu siastic meeting ever held by this as- the building up and development the .fruit industry in this section fMMHMMIIM IM I Lute JVcZj I In "Brief A A etiaWaallati of M fpW Crw was fom4 la New Yr- A Cbt&Ajo dopted CLart !!!, whit bay of IVtlmH Ta. Tb Soather Railway rrlrre4 to Alabama m tfe rat eUaa. A big tether it City wat bam4 cattitMS a lo of 1750,001. Storm did tattch dajoajr U Mio ttfMOta, Winii td Not them loa. Many artit iUd4 lb fars! of A. St. Gods CWnUh, N. It Two prron wer kiUeJ ia re for fCS between automobile ia Mil waukee. Four bote! rtnrMe "f' ViU hile summer vuitor at Allroh-rt N. J, watched. All tb Centra! American UfpoU- Uea ar said to be ready to j4n in ear conference. The fight over Arlanai law fimn- railroad that remove ee Irxx State court U spreading. New Jereya Supreme Court up held the constitutionality of tba art taxing "main tewM rauroada. (leorc DeUmster who one ran for Governor of Pennsylvania bol hia- elf in hi office in PilUburg. Governor Comer, of Alabama an nounced that the Southern Kai!j must obey the 2 1-2 rent ral law. The firnt tetimony la tH the Standard Oil Company will Iks taken in New York, Septem ber 3. John Sharp William wa oflSeially 3cclarel to have a majority of rotes in the Misiippi SenatorU! fight. It is reported that Peary ha aban loued bis plan to ail for the North Pole beeau of the delay in repairing hut ship. Ludwig Sezegiel, a polish rrit without a charge, idiot and killed a PitUburg hotel keeper and wounded bis brother. A vaudeville actrewi rode through) the fctreeU of Coventry, reviving thJ d acant bnwd on the legendary ride of Lady Godiva. Another drop in stock demoralised Wall street, but a rally led to th belief that th worst of the preot liquidation waa over. Minister Russell ha been instruct ed to press President Catro for the arbitration of five American claims against Venezuela. Final contract for the two new 20,000-ton battleship were signed, and they are to be puhbed to comple tion as fast a potwible. T. J. Wingfield, aged 35, bot and killed his wife, aged 25, and thri committed suicide in the Wingfield home, in Northwest Roanoke. Acting Attorney-General RuolI states that the Government doe not contemplate a general proeetition of railroads and large corporation. Dr. C. P. Dcnsmorc, a well-known physician of nar Littleton, Va., U dead, and four others are dying a a result of eating toadstools foi mushrooms. The finding of a skeleton in a Telia ride mine is ezepcted to prove true the confession " Steve" Adams made and repudiated before the Haywood trial. Edward Mulraney, who was acting as peacemaker in a New York fight, lost hi temper and killed Robert Sea lander, a contractor, whose daughter be was to wed. The Iotendato Commerce Commit fion decides that a railroad must charge the full published rates, which is as 'i fixed and unalterable" as if it were a "special act of Congress." Pope Pins celebrated the annirer sary of his cornation. Holcomb Bacon, of Albany, Ga., was found dead in an Atlanta hotel. Tales of murder and pillage by the Moors daring the bombardment of Casa Blanca are told by passenger, from there. Koreans who are figbticg-ibe Jap anese Army have called on the Chris tians there to help save the country from the invaders. . The New York subway may be tak en from the Ryan-Belmont syndicate and given to another lessee. The Steel Trust ha determined to spend a total of 1120.000,000 in build ing a city at Gary, Ind. "Bill" Quantrell the famous Kan sas raider is said to be living on Van couver Island. Brick maoufaetarere obtained an injunction in Pittburg against sever al railroads beeaure of new rate on the product. Secretary Straus is investigating condition in Hawaii where the Jap anese, now outnumber all other nat ional tcs. Government statistics estimaU-the yield of winter wheat at 409,500,000 bushels. An interesting reunion of the Lewis family was held at the Moorings, near Charleston, W. Va. Ernest Lemons accused of causing the automobile accident which result ed in the death of Mis May Busbniil was held without bail at Barryrille. Mgr. Faleonio expressed himself aa of i being delighted with the Jameown t-xposmoa.