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MORE STEALS FROM
W. C. BROWN.
UNCLE SAM'S PURSE
Nw York Central President
Fighting For Rate Inorease.
Damooratio Candidate For
Governor of Oregon.
Several Prominent Lumber
Another Customs Scandal Re
Firms In Court.
ported From New York.
U. S. SUES FOR
ATTORNEY GENERAL NOTIFIED
Inspectors Report Trespass on Gov
RUNS INTO THE MILLIONS
i 1 !
ernment Lands of the State of Flor
ida Large Sums Are Demanded for
Infringing on the Public Domain.
Eleven oases have been filed in the
United States court at Jacksonville,
In which the United States is the
plaintiff and several lumber and naval
stores firms are the defendants. The
several cases are for damages arising
out of lumber trespass.
Information has been filed by in
spectors alleging trespass on the part
Of the defendants and United States
District Attorney J. M. Cheney and
his assistant, Richard P. Maries, sign
ed orders that summons and respon
dendum be issued by E. O. Locke,
clerk of the United States court. This
Duplicate copies of all the cases
were made out and signed and later
forwarded to United States Attorney
General WickerBham at Washington,
The firms Involved are among the
largest and most prominent In the
state. The Joseph Dixon Crucible
Company Is the defendant in the case
asking for the largest amount of
damages. In this suit the govern
ment demands the amount of JIO.OOO.
The other cases all call for smaller
amounts, two being as low as $500.
Damage by Hurricane.
A Tampa dispatch says: From
Punta Rassa, In the Ten Thousand
Islands, comes the news of great dam
age Inflicted by the recent hurricane.
The report says that the islands were
swept by a tidal wave and that those
residents who had escaped drowning
were in destitute circumstances. Crops
were ruined, merchandise houses de
stroyed and many women and chil
dren were drowned. Seventeen bod
ies, supposedly those of sailors, who
perished during the storm, washed
ashore. A petition, signed by thirty
six survivors, asks the board of trade
of Tampa for assistance.
Asking for Information.
Secretary Willis B. Powell, of the
Tampa Board of Trade, is being
flooded with letters containg inqui
ries about Tampa and South Florida
and asking for Information on dif
ferent matters pending the location
there of new business houses, facto
ries and other Industries. A large
number of writers from all section?
state that they intend to spend the
winter in Tampa. Many Intend to
locate there permanently and Invest
capital, and all are very much inter
ested in Florida from the reports from
ITEMS OF A provision prohibiting
GENERAL the "third degree" In po-
INTEREST lice investigations was
introduced at Phoenix, Ariz., in the
constitutional convention as a part
of the proposed declaration of rights.
It forbids the use of threats or tor.
ture in efforts to obtain evidence.
Grace Gilbert, who has been the
bearded lady" attraction of several
road showB, was married at South
Bend, Ind., to GileB E. Calvin, a farm
er of Kalkasha, Mich. The bride tins
a beard 18 inches long, while the
groom boasts nothing but a mustache
Contributions of $1,000,000 for the
world-wide expansion of the Young
Men's Christian Association, 450,000
of whloh was given by John D. Rocke
feller, were announced at Washington,
at the conference of the Young Men's
christian Association Workers in the
east room of the White House. Presi
umt Taft addressed the delegates and
heartily endorsed the organization.
Miss Amanda Moore, a beautiful
southern society girl, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Rlttenhouse Moors, of Mo
bile, Ala., was married to Dr. Henry
Goldthwaite, of Mobile, a nephew of
the late Senator Goldthwaite, of Ala
bama, In one of the private drawing
tha H'V-- at XT...
Capt. O'Brien Honored. ' . " I " " bCT1'"- Z-
Th. t..l oniilpun r,A stenrnhnaf 1 u'1 ""' "cu" "iuui, ro-
v - t. - rw t i?,ilto.r of tne Church of Heavenly Rest,
... cn.ni. ,... Performed the ceremony in the pres-
r. , ., , , ' ence of a large number of relatives
him with a silver set on the event ol . . ,. . , , . . .
" . . , , P . and Intimate friends. Miss Moore was
u ,J ,,' well knowi in society of Atlanta and
quarter u. ,ut. j uu,. , other eouthern cm
ornment as inspector of steamboat ' Announcement has been made at
boilers for the district from Gulfport ? tesboro, N. a, that the Statesvi le
Air Lditxta xvmiruttu Vjumpuiiy will DUlia
Purchased New Boat.
Preparing for the winter season,
the Favorite line of steamers, run
ning boats between St. Petersburg,
Tampa and Manatee river points, hat
Just purchased a new boat and faster
than any In the service. This boat's
name will be the Pokanoket. She Is
181 feet In length and has a 29-foot
beam. Being of the two-screw variety
she Is capable of a great de,al ot
speed and will make the trip be
tween Tampa and 8t. Petersburg in
Just a little more than one hour's time.
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Photo by American Press Association.
WORKED CLEVER THEFT.
Woman Feigned Illness and Robbed
Man of 86,000 In Notes.
Julius" PauiinT asalcS5Tan " cT" 749
Broadway, New York, was robbed of
$6,000 In notes by a woman who en
tered his room at a down town hotel
and assimilated illness. "Quick, give
me a glass of water, I'm fainting,'
said the woman as sbe tottered to
ward a couch In the room.
Mr. Paulin gave her the water and
asked If he should call the house phy
sician. The woman said not to call
a doctor, as she was subject to
"these fainting spells" and would
soon be all right.
'Please let me He on the couch a
few minutes," sbe pleaded, "and
wll go when I am stronger.'"
A long wallet protruded from the
hip pocket of Paulin's trousers. In
it were five notes for $6,000. After
the woman had gone Paulin discov
ered that he had ben robbed. He
reported the theft at detective head
with headquarters in '
at once a new line of road from
Statesvllle to Yadklnvllle, the county
seat of Yadkin county, a distance of
25 miles. The proposed road will run
through a rich section Cf the country,
touching a number of small towns.
Receipts of the season's cotton at
since the season
Many Setters Arriving.
Prospective settlers are arriving in ,
great numbers at Miami, and the real1
estate dealers are sure doing a "land
tiiialnAaa PMwnrrt RtlllineR ar- !
fmm TWHnt hHniHnir with him Galveston, Tex
flftnon MmtllPH. who will settle at the , opened, Septemebr 1, reached 1,000
new town of Detroit, south of Miami.1000 a,es which broke all previous
The demand for Improved property it fec 3' havln8 tbfore Pw"
im-tn., rfoilv an manv fine ETovef the 1,000,000-bale mark this early in
have chanted hands recently. . I the 8eason.
' j In the course of a political speech
. 'at Clarenda, Iowa, Governor Carroll
Citrus Fruit Uninjured. ; made h,8 first bUc announoement
The citrus fruit groves In Tltusvillc aa tn th. flnnninttnBnt nf . ,.,,
vicinity were uninjured by the recent tQ the ,ate 3enator Dolliver, intlmat-
storm. Most of the groves were pro
tected by the trees of the thick ham
mock which skirts the river. Only
a few oranges were blown from the
To Abolish Gulf Navy Yards.
Secretary of the Navy Meyer hae
ing that he would name no one until
after the coming election,
United States Senator B. E. Shively
will undergo an operation within a few
days for the removal of a dead bone
from his foot, according to his physi
cian, says a dispatch from South Bend,
Ind. Mr. Shively's condition has been
visited Pensacola for an lnspectioc exaggerated, says the physician, but
of the Pensacola navy yard. He was he admits that the senator will prob
entertained at a banquet by a delega ably not recover in time to enter the
tlon of prominent citizens, where hi campaign.
discussed the future policy of the gov- j Fifteen hundred union bollermakera.
ernment relative to abandoning two oi '
the three gulf navy yards. He would
not commit himself as to which of the :
three will be maintained. He de-
clared that Guantanamo Is to be the
future naval base of the country and
that a modern naval station will b
Happy Hunting Grounds.
Quail are reported as being plentl-:
ful In the vicinity of Orlando. In j
fact, the huntsmen claim that the crop :
n ...all thU aoaonn la Kn 1 n renin In
VI uua.il into DinDuu ia v. r-"v
several years, but that the birds ar
found to be much smaller In size
Local nimrods are anxiously awaiting
the opening of the season.
who have been out on a noiseless
strike since August 1, returned to
work at Pittsburg, Pa., at increased
wages which the manufacturers con
reded. A score of shops were affected.
L. B. Paine, of Duluth, Minn., cap
tain of the Cornell football team, died
at the Cornell Infirmary from sup
posed Internal Injuries received while
playing football, says dispatch from
T'haca, N. Y.
Negro Shot and Kilted.
A negro by the name of Charlev
Bell was shot to death at Orange City
by another negro by the name of Jobs countries as well
Robinson. The tragedv was about th have their special tourist rates on and
daughter of the negro killed. He ot ( a large crowd of visitors will no doubl
Jected to Robinson calling on her, attend.
Fruit and Flo.-al Show.
One of the biggest exhibitions ol
fruits and flowers ever seen In this
country will be that which will be
conducted In Tampa by the American
Pomologlcal Society, which will hold
Its annual meeting in that city. Fruits
and flowers will be sent there from
every state In tne union ana from
Honolulu, Canada, Cuba and othei
The railroads will
Collector Loeb Finds That Certain
Importers Have Been Getting Re
bates and Thereby Robbing United
States Government of Large Sums.
Another alleged leakage In the cus
toms service, whereby it Is estimat
ed that duties ranging Into the mil
lions have been diverted from the
federal treasury, Is b9lng Investigat
ed by William Loeb, Jr., collector ot
the port of New York. The Inquiry
deals with rebates allowed importers
of fruits on shipments reported as
decayed or unfit for market.
Owing to the fact that the num
ber of inspectors was too small to
permit examination of all cargoes an
agreement was reached some time
ago between Importers and the cus
toms officials whereby, If an allow
ance for decay was claimed, an in
spection of only five per cent of the
cargo was made, but percentage ol
the decay found In this portion alone
applied to the entire cargo. It Is now
claimed that frequently the rebates
thus allowed were excessive.
Rebates on lemons are said to rep
resent the greatest loss and unoffi
cial estimates of the amount turned
from the treasury on this item alone
since the McKInley tarlfl law
became effective, range from $1,60U
to $3,000,000. The duty paid on lem
ons since 1898 exceeds $18,000,000.
ALLEN D. CANDLER'S DEATH.
Former Governor of Georgia, Con
gressman and Historian.
Allan D. Candler, former governor
of Georgia, brave soldier of the civil
war, and for years representative in
congress from the ninth congressional
district, died Wednesday at his hom,
657 Gdgewood avenue, Atlanta, Ga., In
the 76th year of his age.
Former Governor Candler, known
affectionately to hundreds of thous
ands of Georgians as the "One-Eyed
Plowboy of Pigeon Roost" was
member of the famous Georgian fam
ily of that name. He was a cousin
of Bishop Candler, Asa G. Candlnr,
and Judge John S. Candler. He
comes from a stock that has reflect
ed signal honor upon Georgia In wide
ly different fields.
Since his retirement from the of
fice of Governor, which he filed with
signal ability and fearlessness, the
patriot son of Georgia who breathed
his last on Wednesday morning, has
been compiling and publishing the
official records of colonial, revolution
ary and civil war times in this state.
He was engaged In that work when
overtaken by his last illness.
NINETEEN MEN LOST.
Steamer Regulua, Caught In Storm,
Becomes a Total Wreck.
News of the wreck of the steamer
Regulus, bound from Belle Island to
Sydney, with the loss of nineteen men
of the orew, was received at St.
Johns, N. F.
The wreck occurred at Shoal Bay.
The Regulus was owned In St
Johns, and the crew consisted almost
wholly of New Foundlanders.
The Regulus has been running be
tween New Foundland ports, Sydney,
C. B., New York and Philadelphia.
She broke her tail shaft off Bay of
Bulls, 36 miles from St John, while
on ber way from Belle Island to Syd
ney, and a tug picked her up. The
storm increased, however; four haw
sers were parted, and the Regulus be
came lost in the fog and darkness.
At daylight the steamer was found to
be a total wreck on a point of land at
the entrance of Shoal Bay. Nineteen
members of the crew had been swept
into the sea and drowned.
Alabama County Reports a Remark
Reports were brought to Annlston.
Ala., of a singular phenomenon ol
nature at Heflin, Cleburne county,
which has attracted the attention ol
the population of the entire county-side.
According to the reports an Inces
sant rain has been fulling on a plot
of land tt Heflin no larger than 'i
feet square for the last week, while
everywhere around the atmosphere
was perfectly dry.
Residents of Heflin have been un
able to give any explanation of thf
DISASTER AT SEA.
British Vessel Reported Wreaked en
Cuban Coast . by Storm.
A cablegram from Cuba says thai
the liner Crown Prince has been
wrecked on the coast near Havana.
The Crown Prince, bound foi
Liverpool, Eng., was caught in the
great Cuban storm and was long over
due. The Crown Pr'nce, an English
ship, was bound to Liverpool from
Colon. The vessel is of modern con
struction, being built In Newcastle
England, six years ago.
An official report was received
from the captain of the Crown
Prince. He stated that the vessel
had gone ashore off Handes Point on
October 16. The ship breke in twe
amidships and the stem was com
pletely broken by the pounding of the
waves. The fore holds filled with
water. The captain Indicated that all
hands had been saved.
WHS qc jjf
SLEW HIS SWEETHEART.
Jealous Rage Seized Young Farmer
Near La Fayette, Ind.
Jealousy .at the attentions - being
paid his sweetheart by another man
Is said to have prompted Martin Rob
inson, a prominent young farmer, 'o
shoot and kill Miss Grace Eller, 17
years old, and to fire one shot at Wll
lard Southworth, who was spending
the evening with her.
Southworth ran, and It Is not known
if he was injured. The tragedy oc
curred at Montmorencte,. 10 miles
north of Lafayette, Ind. Robinson,
who has not been found, Is said to
have told a neighbor after the shoot
in? that he Intended to commit sui
Main Building at Georgia State
SEVEN PRISONERS ESCAPE
Explosion of Oil Lamp in Prisoner's
Cell Caused Fire Intense Excite
ment Followed Coolness of Guards
Fire Thursday night destroyed the
main building of the state prison
farm at Milledgeville, Ga. Two hun
dred and six male prisoners were
confined In the building. None were
injured. Seven male prisoners es
caped in the excitement.
The fire was caused by the explos
ion of an oil lamp In the cell of a
The flames spread quickly and a
mad rush for exits followed. With
coolness the guards let the prison
ers into the corridors, the majority
of them being confined in their cells.
The convicts exhibited great cour
age and those awake when the con
flagration broke out materially as
sisted the guards in waking others
and assisting them to places of safe
Despite the confusion and terror in
cident to the spreading flames, the
prisoners obeyed orders splendidly
and the management was surprised
to find but seven men missing wh-n
the roll call was made after the fire.
The main building was valued at
$15,000. The clothing of .prisoners,
bedding, furniture and fixtures of the
building was a total loss. Most of
the convicts were driven from thtlr
beds In their night clothes.
RICH 0IFT TO NEW YORK.
Jected to nooinson cmniug an ur. i
Robinson has escaped apprehensloa J
Ralph Wilson, member of the Wa
bash College football team, who was
Injured In the game at 8t Leuls, died
there, according to dispatches received
at Crswfordvllle, Ind. Wllae was
(laying star (am at tK back whoa
ie received a blow oa the bead and
retired, dying from the tajbrr w&kavt
-egalninf eon sal tmmmt,
Ten Thousand Acres of Land and
Check for 11,000,000.
In accordance with the plan out
lined by her husband, the late E. H.
Harriman, Mrs. . Mary W. Harrlman
has presented to the state of New
York 10,000 acres of land, a part ot
the Arden eBtate, to l e Incorporated
In the State Palisades park.
At the same time a gift ef $1,000,-
000 was made by Mrs. Harrlman for
the development of the park, and the
preserve was further increased by
the transfer to the park commission
of 700 acres which had been intended
for the new state prison on Bear
Mountain, but which, by act of the
last legislature, was ceded to the
Presentation of the great Harrl
man gift was made to George W.
Perkins, president of the Palisades
Park commission, by Averlll W. Har
rlman, son of the late financier, who
handed the deeds and $1,000,000
check to Mr. Perkins.
Richard Ott, a resident of Grove
Hill, Ala., is on trial charged with
cutting his wife's throat and stuffing
the body down a well. This Is the
second trial for the offense, the first
resulting in a mistrial. I
Before and Aftsr.
The young Prince Tsai Tao during
his visit to America welcomed criti
cism of Chinese customs and retorted
politely with counter criticism of the
customs of the United States.
The prince at a fashionable luncheon
In New York sat beside a lady prom
inent In a rich and rather fast set
"Prince," said this lady, -I think it's
dreadful that tn China a bride never
sees her husband before the wedding
"Well." said the prince, with a grin,
"here In America you neTer see him
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