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THE WILMINGTON MESSENGER, TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1903
TO FIGHT DIXOX
Breton Will Play "In Reconstruction
Pays" And Have it Out With the
Author of the "Clansman" in the
Courts Thus He Declares His In
tentions. (Special to News and Observer.)
Durham, N. C, January 3.-r-The out
look now" is that Rev. Thomas DUon,
author of the "Clansman," will hare to
go into the courts if he wishes to pre
vent the staging of "In Reconstruction
Days," written by Thaddeus Breton,
who is now with the Corinne Runkei
Stock Company, which, "is playing at
the Academy of Music this week. Mr.
Breton has employed counsel, Mr, R.
O. EVerette, of this city, being re
tained, and he says that while the play
will not be put on here, as Manager
Burroughs, of the Academy will not
allow this, he will leave the Runkei
company and put out a company of
his own. for the purpose of staging
"in Reconstruction Days"
A night or so ago Mr. Runkei au
thorized the statement that he would
not put on the play here or elsewhere,
as he did not wish to have any trouble,
although he thought he has the right
to put on the play. This statement
did not suit Mr. Breton very much,
and since then he has employed coun
sel and will be prepared to figh the
case in court whenever a move is
made to prevent him putting on the
. L play. Through his attorney he 3aid
ifr. today that he would not sacrifice the
results of his labors to the greed o!
Rev. Thomas Dixon or any other man.
In substance he said that the play
would be put on and if Rev. Mr. Dixon
wanted to stop him he hail his recourse
in law and that an injunction would
have to be "secured against him to
stop him. He says that he never saw
the presentation of the "Clansman"
and that "In Reconstruction Days" is
his own version of several books cover
ing the reconstruction period, among
them being Rev. Dixon's books. He
stated that he spent quite a while,
Borne forty days, writing "In Recon
struction Days" and that he proposes
to put on the play and enjoy some 01
the fruits of his work.
Mr. Everette was seen this af ternoot
and he gave out a statement regard
ing Mr. Breton's contentions and the
attitude he will take. The statemem
was as folio wst
"The United States statute has no
relation to the play entitled" "In Re
construction Days," written by Mr.
Thaddeus Breton and presented by the
Corinne Runkei Stock Company in
Raleigh and other towns of the state
with such great success. That statute
only has reference to persons perform
ing or representing any dramatic or
musical composition for which a copy
right has ben obtained without the
consent of the proprietor or assigns.
This cannot be the case here," contin
ued the lawyer, "for Mr. Breton has
never read the dramatized version of
the 'Clansman' nor seen its presenta
tion; but has written a play based on
information gleaned from the popular
books, among others the 'Clansman,'
, Which took on that period of our hls-
try. the reconstruction, which fill so
large a place In current literature. The
only thing for which Mr. Breton could
he answerable to the author of the
'Clansman would be the dramatiza
fion of his book, if this could be shown
a n&TFrv indiscretion compared to
the pirating of a copyrighted arania
and even in this he would be equally
-amenable to Thomas Nelson Page for
writinff a play which covered the same
period as Red Rock and a host of
others who have employed the same
"The 'Clansman' and 'In Reconstruc
tion Days' cover the same period."
continued Mr. Everette, "and even it
the writer of the latter had gotten
the suggestion from the novel the
'Clansman' he wOuld not be guilty of a
violation of the copyright laws, for it
was Arided in Chatterton vs. Cave
that the taking of an idea or general
scheme was not such as to constitute
a violation and this Is all that has
been done. It is well known that
hrp are cvcles in literature and at
different periods we are for the time
hpincr del need in a certain class at
one time war stories, then of the West,
and now of the reconstruction period
and it would be a vain hope for the
author of the Clansman to monopolize
this broad and alluring field for his
vwn exploitation as it, has been the
- space beneath the lime-iignts.
Mr. Frank Myers Convalescing.
The many frineds of Mr. Frank K.
Mvers. located at Charleston, b.
will be oleased to learn that his condi
tion is much improved and each day
marks an advance in his favor. He has
hAn ill with tvDhoid fever but reports
are that he has passed the crisis and
is now in a fair way or recovering.
During his illness his mother, Mrs. C.
t D. Myers, has been a constant atten
dant at his bedside.
Now is the time to decide whether
you are going to buy a new diary to
kn this vear or just "tear out the
first three or four- pages from last
year's diary and use that for auotner
year. Somerville journal.
Beats The Music Cure.
"To keep the body in tune," writes
Mrs. Mary Brown, 20 Lafayette Place,
Trto4iVrvRte NT Y. "i taKe ur.
Kind's New Life Pills. They are the
most reliable and pleasant laxative
I have found." Best for the Stomach,
and Bowels. Guaranteed by R.
R. Bellamy, druggist 25c
"Judge" Hamilton expresses the
highest opinion of legislators in gen
eral. Of course"! If it hadn't been
f w them the "Judge" wouldn't have
eot a million or more from the insur-
- ance companies. New York Commer
Two million Americans suffer the
torturing pans of dispepsia. No need
tn -RurPinrV Tilood Bitters cures. xt
any drug store.
Former Governor , Odell charging
President Roosevelt and Governor Hig-
irins with a deliberate attempt to
wreck the Republican party of New
York for their own personal ambition
is almost as humorous as Mr. Harri-
: iuaxt. Boston Globe.
Indigestion is easily overcome by the -use
of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure, because
this remedy, digests what you eat and
gives the stomach a rest allows it to
recuperate and grow strong again, t
Kodol relieves Indigestion; Belching of
Gas, Sour Stomach. Heart-Burn, etc.,
and enables the digestive organs to
transform all foods Into the kind of
rich red blood that makes health and
strength. Sold by It. R. Bellamy. ,
A DOPE FIEND
Drugs a Charlotte Woman and Steals
Her Money Arrested in Greensboro.
A Charlotte policeman came here
today and took to that city a white
man giving his name as J. W. Card
weli: This man is accused of having
doped a woman in Charlotte and stol-
en au irom ner. ne
here yesterday and made no denial of
Vinrinw 1-m tt"l mnriM' hilt RfLVS IIO
having taken the money, but says he
was morphine and whiskey drunk at
the time, and upon coming to his
senses in Greensboro he found that
he had spent $20 of the money for
clothing, etc., and at once telegraphed
the remaining $40 back to the woman.
It was a fact that he had sent the $10
ns he. stated, as the telegraph office
showed. Another corroborative cir
cumstance is that the Greensboro po
licemen on description of party wanted
n Charlotte, was looking for a hobo
appearing fellow. After a two aays
search they arrested a well dressed
young fellow in a restaurant yester
day who proved to be the man wanted.
He had on new riggins from his nob
by cap to his socks and underwear.
The fellcw freely admitted that ne
was a cigarette and opium fiend and
looked to be not over eighteen years
of -age. The Charlotte police who took
him to Charlotte says he also stole a
ouantity of drugs from a drug firm
there. He is plainly a typical degen
erate. Greensboro Special to Char
A reasonable amount of food thor
oughly digested and properly assimi
lated will always increase the strength.
If your stomach is a "little off" Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure will digest what you
eat and enable the digestive organs to
assimilate and transform all foods into
tissue-building blood. Kodol relieves
Sour Stomach. Belching. Heart-Burn
and all forms of Indigestion. Palatable
and strengthening. Sold by R. R. Bel
lamy. The Water Wagon.
Prior to yesterday, the "water wag
on was a vehicle not much used in
this- city, but when it passed through
on its annual trip the boys filled it up
and standing room was in demand.
The good resolution crowd taxed the
capacity of the waterworks, and nearly
everybody was wearing a miniature
hose-wagon on the lapel of his coat,
while whiskey dropped several points.
Some will continue to ride, while oth
ers, in a snort time, will "get sorry for
the team" and undertake to walk up
all the hills, and then the good reso-
lutions will rest another year. If they
only hold out a short while it will be a
for a Law and Order League or for a
Blind Tiger in this community.
Mount Airy Leader. January 2nd.
One Minute Cough Cure contains
not an atom of any harmful drug, and
it has been curing Coughs, Colds,
Croup and "Whooping Cough so long
that it has proven itself to be a tried
and true friend to the many who use
it. Sold by R. R. Bellamy.
Describe the Criminals.
It must be a source of real satisfac
tion to the people in the yellow fever-
stricken distrct to know that the vex
atious problem has at last been settled.
Thft American Association for the Ad-
vaneement of Science yesterday sad-
died the entire responsibility for the
communication of the disease upon the
stegomya fasciata. Before the inhab
itants arm themselves, to do battle
upon the offending insects, however,
the learned gentlemen who settled the
problem must first arrange to have
the pests properly tagged: otherwise
how shall the exterminators distinguish
the guilty insect from the inoffensive
critter, whose crude music is its only
crime? Charlotte Observer.
The greatest system renovator. Re
stores vitality, regulates the kidneys,
liver and stomach. If Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea fails to cure get your
money back. That's fair. 35 cents. Tea
TK1to T t nn
He Got Comfort.
Mr. R. B. Liueberger has been tak
ing a paper named "Comfort." The
other afternoon the paper was carried
by to Mrs. M. E. Faires. Mr. Lineberg-
er sent a darkey down to Mrs. Faires ,
to get nis paper. t want comrort"
stated the messenger to Mrs. Faires.
She did not Question the boy out wrap
ped her best one up and handed it to .
the negro. 'Now don't get it soiled.
It is the best one I have." cautioned
Mrs. Faires. Imagine Mr. laneberger's
surprise when the boy rode up and
handed him the only kind of a comfort
the negro had ever heard of. Gastonia
Constipation and piles are twins.
They kill people inch by inch, sap life
away every day. Holhster s Rocky
Mountain Tea will positively cure you.
No cure no pay. 35 cents, Tea or Tab
lets.1 R. R. Bellamy.
Governor Glenn's Most Important Bnty
Governor Glenn is reported to have
said he considered the work of making:
North Carolina a prohibition state of
greater moment than any other task
now before. him. We respectfully sug-
gest to pjxceiiency that the first
great step in the cause of temperance
is to see by an appeal to the criminal
law if necessary that the various
sheriffs and deputy sheriffs through- J
and enforce the law in regard to illicit
distilleries, without regard to its (possi
ble influence on the' question of votes.
NEW BERN IX 1905
The Old Town Keeps Up With the Pro
The year 1905 in New Bern has been
one of steads' progress and standing at
the end we can see a gratifying ad
vance over 1904. Some bte'and impor
tant enterprises have been completed
and the building fervor has been quite
marked. It has been a year in which
a notable decrease of available build
ing space has been made. The reign of
prosperity has nowhere been so much
in evidence as in the year 1905. New
Bern Journal. , . :
Senator Depew wrote a magazine ar
ticle, in 18S9 on "yVby it Fays to be
Honest" He probably has not chang
ed his views since that time? Hartford
post . ;-.
WANT RECEIVER APPOINTED
Suit Brought Against the Union Manu
facturing and Power Company,
Charleston, S. C, January 3. The
Union and Buffalo Cotton Mills today
Jn the United States circuit court, in
stituted action against the Union Man
ufacturing and Power Company, the
action being for the appointment of a
receiver. The bill of complaint prays
that a receiver be anointed and that a
sale of the securities held by the de
fendants be enjoined, and that an ac
counting of the limit of debt due to
creditors' to be had. The action is un
derstood to be for the purpose of pre
venting the disposal of the securities
in question, it being held that a sale
of the securities in certain markets
would prejudicial to the Interests of
. . .
the plaintiff corporation, ine union
Manufacturing and Power Company
was intimately connected with the
Union and Buffalo Cotton Mills, and T.
C. Duncan, ex-president of the Union
and Buffalo mills, is president of the
Some time ago, a petition was filed
that T. C. Duncan, ex-president of the
Union and Buffalo Cotton Mills, be ad
judged bankrupt, and some time later,
an amendment to the first petition,
containing other allegations, was filed.
Today he (Duncan) filed an answer to
this amendment to the original petition
and in the answer reiterates his state
ment that the mills are indebted to
bim, and avers that he is now solvent
and asks that a hearing and judgment
of the court be had therein.
John A. McCall Resigned the Presi
dency of the New York Life Insur
ance Company A. E..Orr Appointed
to Succeed Him.
New York, January 3. John A. Mc
Call today resigned the presidency of
the New York Life Insurance Company
and Alexander E. Orr was appointed
in his place at a salary of $50,000 a
year. Mr. McCall's salary was $100,000.
Mr. McCall, who has for fourteen
years held the office which he resign
ed today, sent a letter to the trustees
in which he stated that this . errors
probably semed greater to him than to
his critics but he was comforted to
think of the company's unprecedented
achievements and to know that no offi
cer or trustee had profited improperly
at the policy holders' expense.
It is uncertain whether Mr. Orr will
retain tihe presidency beyond April 1
next, when Mr. McCall's term would
have expired. The new president Is a
retired merchant or this city, presx
f fh- Pnnif1 Transit Commission.
a former president of the chamber of
commerce anu a. uhcuui iu x.j
nancial and philanthropic institu
tions. He was born in Tyrone county,
Ireland, in 1831.
In accenting the presidency Mr. Orr
said he hoped John C. McCall and Vice
President Kingslet would remain in
v's emnlov. John C. Mc-
Call is the son of former President Mc
Call and is secretary of the New York
Chorus at Metropolitan Opera House
New York, January 3. Gounod's
"Faust" was sung at the Metropolitan
nnera house tonight without a cno
rus, the result of a strike of the re
nAniv orsranized chorus union. The
union, on Monday had demanded that
carries he raised nearly fifty per cent.
Director Heinrich Conried .told the
members of the chorus that if they
would come to him as individuals he
wnniri use his best efforts to Detter
atv .nHitinn. hut refuse to treat
LAI vi I. -vvv v-w f
hAm as members of a labor union.
Tnnie-ht when the usual hour for re-
norting came none of the chorus put
in an appearance, 'ine opening ui iu
opera was delayed until 8:25 o'clock,
when the members of the ballet were
trio RtAsre to maKe we
! f afrivo rwssihle under the
" SOICO 0.0 cuw.v ,
i rircumsxancvE. ut-
number about 150
Bill to Reduce Duty Will be Taken Up
Washington, January 3. The bil
reducing the duty on Philippine pro
ducts will be the regular order of bus
iness in the house of representatives
tomorrow and for several days there
after instead of the statehood Dill as
j vri nrpuimi;1v arran sred. This
jiau i- w "
vnnrm ivoc npcGssarv because the
sitatAKrtor! hill is not ready to report
wbiio thP Philippine bill was reported
hfnr thP holiday recess and is now
nn the calendar. Moreover Chairman
Tn-rA nf the. Wavs and Means commit
tee announced that he would call up
the bill when the house met after the
holiday recess and there will be no rea
son for delay because of insufficient
notice. 1 l'H
No time has been set for the limit
of debate on the Philippine bill. It is
expected that a demand to vote may
be reached after a reasonable time.
Chairman Payne will open the de
bate on the bill tomorrow according
to present arrangements and some
member of the minority is expected to
Wind Storm Strikes Chicago.
Chicago. 111., January 3. Thomas J3.
Henderson was killed by a falling, sign,
a score of persons were injured and
$100,000 worth of property was de
stroyed, bya wind storm which struck
Chicago tonight. In south Chicago an
open hearth furnace under course of
construction by the Illinois Steel Com
pany was blown down. The steel
company's loss is $50,000.
Pcckham's Bail Fixed at $12,000.
Utica, N Y., January 3.Frederick
A. Peckham, implicated by cotton leak
reports, appeared before Federal Judge
Ray today on a writ of habeas corpus.
Pecham has been, indicted in the Dis
trict of Columbia and gave bail for
appearance. His bondsmen surrender
ed him and habeas corpus was secur
ed. The district attorney moved for
the dismissal - of the writ Judge Ray
granted the motion and ordered Peck
ham surrendered f o the custody of the
marshal for conveyance to Washing
ton. Ball was fixed at $12,000 and fur
nished. Peckham's counsel will .ap
peal . -
THE REPUBLICAN ROW .
North Carolina Case to Hare An Air
ing in Congress An Appointment
and Allowance of Pay Made by
Beavers Similar to One That Formed
the Basis of Charges Against
Further developments are expected
when Congress re-assembles after the
holidays in the interesting North
Carolina Republican political row,
which, as told In a Washington, dis
patch printed In The Sun of Thursday,
involves a lawsuit over the failure of
a party worker In that state to get.
a federal office and his allegation that
United States Judge Jeter C. Pritch
ard, formerly United States Senator,
and Thomas S. Rollins, his son-in-law,
chairman of the Republican state ex
ecutive committee, have more that 50
relatives by blood or marriage who
hold positions of profit under the gov
The nomination of Major W. W.
Rollins, father of the state chairman,
as postmaster at Asheville, has been
made, and if the matter of alleged
nepotism in North Carolina is not air
ed in the Senate when Major Rollins
name comes up for confirmation a res
olution calling on the postoffice de
partment for certain information re
garding the Asheville postoffice will,
t is understood, be introduced in eith
er the Senate or the House.
H. S. Anderson, who Is mainly re
sponsible for the present aspect oi
the factional trouble among Republi
can Tar Heels through his unique suit
at law to recover damages from sev
eral prominent North Carolinians, in
cluding Chairman Rollins and three
federal office holders, for failure to
carry out an alleged written agree
ment to get a federal office for, him,
wrote a letter the other day to Wil
liam H. Moody, the attorney general
of the United States, giving notice that
Mr. Moody would be called as a
witness in the suit to testify whether
he had said that Anderson's allega
tions against Rollins and others were
a tissue of lies." Anderson said in
the letter that more than 50 relatives
of Judge Pritchard and Chairman Rol
lins were drawing salaries from the
United States government and he al
so charged that Jacob L. Ray, a step
son of Judge Pritchard, had been ap
pointed to the postal service in viola
tion of law and regulation. It is the
case of Ray's appointment that will
form the basis for the inquiry which
one of the houses of Congress will be
asked to make.
That the charges made by Anderson
of irregularity in Ray's appointment
will be borne out by the official rec
ords, there seems to be no question.
He was appointed a clerk in the
fourth class postoffice at West Ashe
ville at $400 a year, without the know
ledge of the postmaster, who, in fact.
wrote to the postoffice department that
he did not need any assistance. The
postmaster was receiving only $300 a
year, and the revenues from his omce
were only about $100 a year.
The allowance for Ray's pay ,was
made by George W. Beavers, formerly
chief of the salaries and allowances
division of the postoffice department,
who will soon be brought to trial for
complicity in the postoffice fraud.
Through whose influences the allow
ance was made it is impossible to as
certain officially, but Ray secured the
appointment upon the recommendation
of his step-father, Senator Pritchard.
The object of the allowance and ap
pointment was soon apparent, for
within two months the West Asheville
postoffice was consolidated with the
Asheville, which was in the classified
service, thus bringing Ray under the
protection of the civil service and en
abling him to be promoted to a more
lucrative position in the postoffice de
partment. The case is similar toin fact al
most identical with one of the cases
which formed the basis of charges
against Justice Hooker, of the New
York bench, who secured unnecessary
allowances for clerks in postoffices in
what was then his Congressional dis
trict, in order to provide places for
relatives and friends at the expense of
IX STREET CAR ACCIDENT
Mr. J. Edgar Leach injured Toy Pis
tol Wound Proves Fatal Death of
Captain James II. Smith Methodist
Presiding Elders in Conference.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, January 1. This af
ternoon. Mr. G. Edgar Leach, a well
known business man, was struck by a
street car while endeavoring: to cross ;
the track. One leg was broken, and
also dislocated at the ankle.' j
This evenins the presiding elders ;
of the North Carolina Methodist con
ference met here, with them being
several members of the missionary
board. An important matter was con
sidered, that of holdinsr a missionary
institute in each district during the
year. It is felt that this will do more
than anything else to stimulate and de
velop this important work.
A very sad death occurred here, due
to the terrible toy pistol, the victim
being Vance Hampton Harrell, aged 11
years, who died of lockjaw, having
been wounded in the hand Christmas
day, while playing with a number of
Mrs. Julian Harrell. of Portsmouth, i
Va.. formerly of Raleigh, and was
visiting: relatives. The funeral will
be held tomorrow. The body will be
buried here. The body of the little
brother of the dead boy will be brought
from Portsmouth and will be buried '.
here at the same time. Boys inform j
your correspondent that one merchant .
here sold 55,000 toy pistol cartridges I
during the holidays.
Captain James H. Smith, for ten (
years past keeper of the National cem-
etery here died there this afternoon
of pneumonia, after four days illness,
aged 76 years. He served in the war .
with Mexico, was wounded at Chapul
tepec, and at City of Mexico. ' Served
during the civil war in the second
Michigan cavalry and on the staff of
General Thomas. He leaves ; a son.
Colonel Z. P. Smith, of the State Na
tional Guard who is editor of the Na
tional organ of Junior Order United
American 5 Mechanics here. ; and a
daughter, Mrs. A. J. Hall, of Pottsville.
Pa. He was a Mason. Remains will
be buried in the National cemetery -and
inmates of Confederate- soldiers
home, who were greatly attached to '
i hira. will he present
ITALIANS IN DIXIE
Negro's Future Threatened by Com
petition In the Cotton Fields the
Negro 3Iust be Alive It lie Would
Not be Supplanted.
The session of the American Econ
omic Associations were resumed today,
the chief subject for discussion being
"The Economic Future of the Negro."
This discussion was participated in by
Charles L. Itaper, University of North
Carolina; It C Bruce, Tuekegee Insti
tute; and Theodore Marburg, of Bal
timore. W. D. B, DuBols. of Atlanta
University, and Alfred Holstone. of
MIssisiiippippI. read papers.
The greatest fact in the negroes
past economic history, ' Mr. Stone be
lieves to have leen the absence of
white competition In the south. The
gravest factor In his future U the
steady Increase of such competition.
lie quoted numerous negro authorities
on the subject of this competition In
northern cities id n riving negroes Into
menial occupations, and concluded that
the masses of the race had but little
to hope for in this section. In fact
the leaders of the negro, with singular
unanimity agree that the destiny of
their people must be worked out In the
south, and upon the soil. Hence the
question of white competitions in the
sou tli becomes one of paramount im
Mr. Stone quoted at considerable
length from statistical dati gathered
by himself, showing the comparative
result obtained by negroes and Ital
ians growing cotton side by side. The
figures covered a series of years, and
showed that when the two classes
worked under Identical conditions, on
the same plantation, the Italian ac
complished very much more than the
negro, both In the amount of cotton
produced and in the matter of saving
what he earns. Mr. Stone says that
the ability of the white foreigner suc
cessfully to grow cotton in competition
with the negro is no longer a matter
of question or experiment. As to the
extent to which they will come Into
the south and supplant the negro, he
does not express an opinion, but thinks
it will largely depend on the negro
himself. If the latter continues to In
vite such competition, by his improvi
dence and unreliability, unquestionably
it will come. When it does come there
seems to be nothing in such a situation
to prevent a repetition of the disastrous
results already witnessed in the north.
Baltimore Dispatch. f
All Around the Clock.
Not many lovers of Shakespeare's
works know that a quotation, can be
made from them for each hour of the
twelve. But such is the case, and here
"The bell then beating one."
Hamlet, Act I.
"Sure, Luciana, it is 2 o'clock."
Comedy of Errors, Act II.
"The clock hath stricken 3."
Julius Caesar, Act II
"Richmond: "How far into the
morning is it. Lords?"
Lords: "Upon the stroke of 4."
Richard III. Act V.
"At 5 o'clock
I shall receive the money for the
Comedy of Errors, Act I.
Prospero: "How's the day?"
Ariel: "On the sixth hour at the
which time my lord.
You said our work should cease."
The Tempest, Act V.
"Let's see. I think 'tis now some 7
The Taming of the Shrew, Act IV,
"The eighth hour,
Be that the uttermost."
Julius Caesar, Act II.
"It's supper time, my lord;
It's 9 o'clock."
Richard III, Act V.
Parolles: "Ten o'clock: within these
three hours 'twill be time enough to go
home." fti 0
All'a Well That Ends Well, Act IV.
Ford: "Eleven o'clock the hour."
Merry Wives of Windsor, Act IV
Hamlet: "What hour now?"
Horatio: "I think it lacks of 12."
Hamlet, Act I.
Southern Places Orders for 8,729 Cars
Atlanta. Ga., January 3. The At
lanta Constitution tomorrow will say
that the Southern Railway has Just
Dlaced orders for 8.729 freight cars
involving: an outlay of more than five:
million dollars. The delivery is to be
gin in March in five hundred car lots
and will be increased each month untl
all shall be received.
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BEAUTIFd SOUTHKRX WOMAN
Tle President Called Her the Mot
Beautiful Woman If e Saw t in tins
South." : ' ' - ' '.
': When President Roosevelt was In
Atlanta on his recent Southern tour he
shattered the traditional standard upon
which the most beautiful women of the
souih have been gauged. The tall,
slender, vivacious, rlnk rose girt with
big hazel eyes and an abundance of
soft brown hair, who was undisputed
queen, has been dethroned. The pe
tite blonde of the lilly of the valley
type with eyes of finest blue and a
crown of buff gold hair has taken her
At the reception given to Mr. Roose
velt In Atlanta, Miss Selma Adelaide
.Mien was one of the hundreds of lady
guests who In line awaited their op
portunity to be presented to the Presi
dent. After shaking hands with a
large number he was Interrupted by
Secretary Loeb, who told him he wa
exceeding his time limit
Ob, very welt" said the President
"but I can't go until I have been pre
sented to that joung lady over there,
pointing to the graceful, shrinking fig
ure of Miss Alien. She was told of
the President's wish and was led blush
ing and smiling to where be stood and
was presented to him.
"I am honored. said Mr. Rooaevelt
while holding her hand, as is a cu
torn with those who particularly at
tract him, to meet the most beautiful
woman I have seen in the south.
It iras a moment of supreme hai
plness, aa well as embarrassment, to
the young lady, who managed to say,
quite modestly: Oh, I thank you, Mr.
President; but I am afraid our south
em hospitality has blinded you some
what to our defects.' The the band
struck up, 4The Prettiest Girl In Geor
gia." Men and women gathered con
gratulating the recipient of the Pres
ident's favor, and quicker than It can
Ik? told a new standard had been set
for the most beautiful southern wom
an. Miss Allen Is a remarkable wom
an, one of the fairest flower in At
lanta's rose-bud garden of girls. Her
blue eyes, under dark lahe, com
plexion of blended roses and gardenia,
well poised head, crowned in vivid
gold, presents what Do Vela would
term "a glorious color scheme.' We
have the Gibson girl, with variations;
now the south has the Roosevelt girl.
New York World.
A TRUANT LITTLE TOT
A Ten Year Old Girl Itiins Away From
Raleigh and Lands in Winston.
tv lien .uu it (Xiii iiuiu ivuiciKit
rived here yesterday afternoon at 2:45.
a pretty Httie plrl ten years old. bru
nette type, and bearing as her only
baggage a school satchel full of books,
stepped off the train and in a diffident,
hesitating way asked if any one could
tell her where her mother lived. When
asked her name and where she wa.i
from she replied: "My name is Lucy
Reaves and I came from Raleigh."
Then, as if she had Just remember
ed It she said. "No may aunt's name I
'Reaves, my name is Lucy Beidler. and
mama lives here. She used to live in
Virginia when I went to my aunt's to
live. But she moved here, and I jrot
a letter from her after she moved here,
and I have come to see her."
No one could tell her where her
mother lived, and she bejran to cry.
Conductor Guthrie comforted her and
carried her to the Phoenix Hotel lob
by, where she was soon the center of
an Intensely interested ctoud of drum
mers and citizens.
Her story, as well as she could be
Induced to tell it between sobs Is as
follows: She has been living with
her aunt, a Mrs. Reaves, at Ralelsrh
and was a pupil at the Wiley school.
She has lived with her aunt since 1901.
The name of her parents Is Bledler.
They lived in Culpeper. Va. in 1901.
when they sent her to live with her
aunt at Raleigh: she has not seen her
mother since, but received a letter
from this city sayimr that she had
moved here, was staying In a milinery
store and had 150 hens and was set
ting lots of es. It was about a year
asro when she received the letter. Her
father, she said was a farmer before
she left home at Culpepper. Va.
When asked how she came to leave
her aunt she said T wanted to see my
mother. I had saved ud some Christ
mas money and my aunt had jriven me
some, and I just made up my mind
to come. I asked and somebody told
me how to come. I went to the depot
and asked how much was the ticket to
Winston and the man told me one dol
lar and eighty cents. I had one dol
lar and clsrhty-flve cents, so I bought
the ticket and got on the train." She
had just five cents when she reached
When asked about changing cars
at Greensboro, she said a nice old gen
tleman talked to her on the train from
Raleigh and told her how to do when
she got to Greensboro.
No family by the name of Bledler
is known in either Winston or Salem
or In the suburbs.
The little runaway lady is quite
pretty, with dark hair and eyes, and
very Intelligent. Her clothing was
neat and warm. She wore a cloak
and little toboggan cap and nice shoe
and stockings. She was evidently be
ing well cared for.
The book fn her satchel bore the
name Lucy Reaves and the date 1904.
She had evidently started to school
when she' made up her mind to come
to Winston-Salem. She brought noth
ing but her little self the satchel of
hooks and a nickel. Winston Journal.
f A Raleigh, special In yesterday's
Messenger cleared up this case and an
nounced the return of the little girl to
her home. Editor of Messenger.)
CASTOR D A
For Infants and Children.
Th fti Yea Hats Always DcrgJil
. 1 1 , .
The president should order two courts
of Inquiry, one to Inquire and report
concerning the widow and orphans
insurance money sworn to have been
contributed to bis campaign fund, the
other to clear up nod dean the Pana
ma canal scandaJ. Houston Chron-