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^WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. DECEMBER J5. 1909. ?
- INTO NIARHIAGE
Arrest Was Dramatic
RnnHi fforfnllr <ftnmanrp Had a
Stnrmv Tlmp When One Suitor
AppeareiLas Protector Against
ROMANCE IN THE CASE
Norfolk, Doc. 1 Jame?-Mnson. h
sawfiler residing In South "Norfolk,
was arrested last night by Police De
tective S??i>henHojj and is being hel!
at Central police station for the Nor
folk county authorities upon the
charge of swearing falsely to^obtaln
a marriage license.
Detective Stevenebn was <nformcil
lost night that tbo warrant of arrest
?would be taken out this morning and
that a constable from South Norfolk
would Immed'ately come over aftor
tl-o pi*n now being'held. J. E. Wal
lace, of Seaboard avenue. South Nor
? ?? folk, is the complainant, and he tun |
fought the services of Attorney Geo
Martjn. of Berkeley, to prosecute |
Arrest Wn* Dramatic.
The arrest- of Mason -in Norfolk I
bordered on the dramatic: Early last |
right "Delect ive 'Stevenson ^*a? sum
moned to the store of the Arco Cloth
ing Company, on Main street, and he|
there fout\d Maspn, Thomas Haskell
aged 17 years, of South Ko^fplk, and I
Miss Emma Wallace. MTTTlaskon ex-|
plained to the officer that, he' was the
friend and protector of Miss Wal
lace, and he requested that M&6on Iks
taken in charge .saying that Mason
had secured a marriage license for
himself and Miss Wallace, tolling the
clerk of the Norfolk county court
j that she was 22 years of age. when
J In fact she -Is not yet year*
~ """lnrvc In the Ca*e.
I There is a'loi ofToifflTT^^a-Jlrj]
'"way youiitf Hashett came to be mix-]
et* UP ,n tltt ease. He has beetvn auli
<?h- Miss Wallace's .hand. but on
ccount of the girl's youth her par
?nls had frowned up6n any - matri
monial advances oad, had forbidden
? / .*4
the yofing man to come to the house.
Mason boards at th* home of Per
-?Xy -Giles, Park avenue, South Kor*
Folk, and yesterday he confided t>
Mrs. Giles that he had secured a li
'cense and was going to marry Miss
-Wallas, fitine |nBf tlaso - >n~
conveying the news to lira. Wallace,
the girl s mother, aiid Mrs. Wallave
began -to put a stop to any auch mar
riage occurring. Her husband was at
work at Money Point, and she could
rot reach him, so she thought of
young Haskett and his love for her
It did not take. her loiig to get In
touch with him at the drug store of
1 . d A- "1'hottIiMll, wlivie he Ib employ
cd, and he was soon oh his way. to
Norfolk determined to^keep Mason
from winning the girl. He at once"
went to ^'oolwortb*8 -5 and 10 Cent
Store, where Mliis Wallace Is em:
*'v, ployed and found her, there at work
He stayed on the scene until the
store #closed, and as he walked out
on the*-etreet. with Miss Wallace, Ms
son appeared and demanded that the
raartl^ge ljcenne and repressing hia
rieternriiiaMon -of having the ceje
? \ ' "f
\ Kite tiets IJccnsc While Itlvnls Fight.
\ Hackett Interposed some strong ob
jection to-any suoh^ procedure, and in
less time than -It takes to tell of It,
the two men had ?ome_lQ_blows. , In
the sniffling Mason dropped the mar
riage license, and Miss Wallace, who
Jiad been n terrlffled spectator, grab
? bed It from the street. -The fight lasfc
heated argument began, the three
walking together down Main street
When they reached the Arco Haskett
? , persuaded Miss Wallace to enter that,
store to get awa/ from the curious
crowd, and .then he telephoned for,
the polled. Mason's arrest followed,!
?*"? prrllrrmTh took the saw
flier to ^headquarters Miss Wallace
was hurried to the home of a friend
in Norfolk by Haskett, where sho
spent the rilght, being- afraid -to go
k ' home and face her pareifts after the
excitement she bad be?n through.
Miss Wallace Denies Consent.
Miss wallah tUUUluii lhat she hut
even given hor promise to marry Ma
son, although he- baa been persistant
"\n "KHT suit and has made throats
H?r father liuT ilghr rwonrmu n
warrant against Maaon, wBleh will b?
krought toMorfolk by the South Nor
(oik polios tJJi morajng.
Tho record, tn the clerk', office In
I SECY WILSOW
Ambition of Present Secretary to
Round Out Cabinet Term Long
er Than* Any American Has
?; Been Achieved
it ! ?
.HE IS ANXIOUS TO RETIRE
I '"washingum. D. C., Dec. L 4. ? At-j
cording to present ulans, Secretary
JameH Wilson, of the Department of
Agriculture, la -to retire about Janu
ary 1, and is to be succeeded by Will
la? 0. Thompson, president ofi the
| Ohio State Unlresslty.
Secretary Wilson's ambition to
round out a cabinet term longer that
of any other Amorlcan wes achieved
on November 30 last, when he^Assed
the record of Albert Ctwllatin, Secre
tary of the Treasury in the two Jef
ferson and two Madlson^tfminiHtra
tlons. Gallatin's term ran from May
14, 1801, jo February 9, 1814, mak
ing twelve years, eight months and
26, days. Secretary Wilson was ap
pointed by President McKinlcy March
arid on January l next, he
will have served twelve years, nine
months and? 27 days; ? ?
President Roosevelt c<5ld some of
his friends, Just before March *4 last,
that he had made only one request of
President-elect Taft. That was. that
he should reappoint Secretary Wil
son ami ? retain him until he could
rouud out the longest cabinet term
In American history.
Request Crttnleil Readily.
This request met wilh the cordial
approval of -f*Aai4?<nTv Taft, and If
Secretary Wilson were willing to re
main. longer It wot^Ul bo entirely
agreeable to the -President. It is un
derstood. however, that Mr. Wilson
is now not* only ready bin auxtuus io
f1%\T^'Tnnmpfinn. his 8uc
cessor, la a native of Ohio, born at
Cambridge, November 5, 1855. the
son of David Glenn and Oxley
Thompson. He was graduated from
Muskingum . College in 1878, and
4??ry. aL-Allegheny Pity, Pa., in 1882.
when he was ordained to, the Presby
terian ministry. He 'tfAached In
Iowa, became president of Longmont
College, Colorado, and served as pres
ident of Miami University, at Oxford,.
Ohio, from"r89T"io "H? was]
made president of the Ohio Univer
sity at Columbus, in 1899. Mr.
Thompson received the degree of LL?. L
D. from the University of Pennsylva-J
nla In 1897.
Given by Local Talent for Bene- 1
fit of M. E. Church Organ
. .? - Fund,
Next Friday evening, at the public
pchool auditorium, "The -Worsted
Man" will be presented by local tai
Church organ fund. '*
The price of admission will be: Re
served seats, 60 cents; geheral ad
mission. 3* ecnifcVeMUll'eil. 2J ipiiIjj.I
8ome of Washington's best- local 1
talent -compose the cast, and all ?whoj
attend will be given a flrst-class per
formance In every detalh No town la
the Statfc has more histrionic talent'
than Washington. It will be seen Fri
day night. Hear the sweet solos, the
laughable dialogues, otc. It will pay
all to attend and, then. It is for a
| cause most worthy, deserving of
generous patronage. Sec advertfie^
'ment on Second, page, f
. . ? ' L,,,/.'
PKN8ION WARRANTS RECEIVED.
The Clerk of the Superior court,
Mr. George Paul, has received from
'tliy Stall- ufflilals in Ralnlgh. the pan
slofi?warrants for tie ex-Con federate
soldiers. Those jentl tied to receive
them can do so. now from the cljark.
The u?Tn>n's Betterment A woe la
tlon will mw In the public ?aw?
auditorium- tomorrow ( Thursday)
afternoon. *tr4 o'clock. All tha mem
?ot?d. ~S ~
nation Muoa begged Dotoctlvo 8to
venson to let hlm^go tree, pleading
th?t "h? would not (It* thoie folk*
? -YOUNG LADY
v . ~T
Burglar Discovered in Room of |
Youpg Lady? Another Attempt j
Made on Miss Eunice Laurisif",
: HAS REMARKABLE NERVE
Chariot ? Following the
attack inatle Saturday night upon
Miss Rosa, l-oo Dlnkinfe on South
Church etrfeet, another attempt of
the same character waa made yester
day on the samc^young lady. Owing
to the fact that these occurrences
have been in the same vicinity and
that the descriptions invariably given
by those attacked arc so nearly iden
tloal, the police are inclined to bev
lieve that the same negro made both
of the brutal attempts.
2VHss Eunice Lawing, who lives on
South Church street two or three
blocks from Trade, wag attacked last
night about 6 o'clock by an unknown
negro Just as she reached Thirds]
street. Intersection. The negro laid
his hands upon her just . as she
emerged under t^te electric lamp, hot
her screams frightened him and ne
.darted across the vacant lot on the
left of the' thoroughfare. The cries
of girl attracted attention
and the street at that moment was
well filled with, pedestrians, but ev
ery search failed .to reveal any fact
as to the identity of the assailant or
as to his whereabouts.
With thc'oxception of being severe
ly frightened. Miss La wing was not
harmed In any, way. She became ex
ceedingly nervous after the dastard
ly ? ocoir-1 ill n, ? lull Eonn became
quieted and .waa all right a little
?Ml*'. ~ ?
Miss lowing' discovered the negro
walking behint) her nearly all the
way from Trade street after she turn
ed down Church. She thought little
of hjs conduct, however, until sho
n*?rt tr> pa? tyhfn RllP
reached Third street. He then laid
hands on. her. ~T "
-^n the-semwiarkness of yesterday
morning early one of the young ladies
who is employed at the local tele
phone exchange was given a consid
erable mare by. a~ negro, .wliofollo wed
her several blocks as she made her
way to the telephone building on
East Third street. The negro follow-!
ftd her several blocks, but .kept on |
the opposite sid^ of the street from
her until she nearly reached the
building when he crossed over and
approached the dooT. just as she did.
When tl^e young lady made, an effort
to enter the door, the negro grabbed
hftr hTliu'.-i it : u 'lanueaeil that a
young man also employed at the
butfdlng was coming down the stairs I
just at that time and the negro was,
Whether the fiend .who Is making
thpse. assaults is after money or has
another purpose In view is' a ques
tion which the irolice have not been
able to solve. . It 4s believed, how
ever. thaj^the man is insane from the
use of Heme drug, cocaine, perhaps,
to which such a large uroportion-orf
negroes is becoming addicted, and.
that in the Irrational moments fol
' 1 ii r "* 'til- **?"
he has been induced to commit some
crime. It Is generally believed that |
it is the same negrfo who is respon
sible for all these alat^ns and froth
the descriptions glvetu !T la etpected
that he *w!ll be caught unless hei
leaves the city.
Experience With R'urfclnr.
-Mies Rosa Meyers, who lives with
JiW^father',' Mr. J. If. Meyers, on East
Oak street, had a tfiriUirig" experience
at an early hour Sunday morning
when she awoke and found a burglar
in her room. She was awakened by
feeling a cold draught of air coming
in the window which she had cfosed
and when she opened her eyes, she
plainly saw the ifonn ? ?X ? a ? man
crouching over her bed. The burglar
commanded her not to speak but,
displaying a rare courage and pres
ence of mind, she leaped from her
bed and seised a lamp on the fable,
flinging it violently at the Intruder.
&fee JantD was completely shattered
over bis held
The young glfl thtsn awakened her
father who was In -another p*rt of
was discovered thaVthe burglar had
taken a watch, and a puree contain
ing |3. Miss Meyer* was informed
later h* the, afternoon by telephone
from her home that the puree had
She Dies of Wotinds
Officers Havs a Theory That
Two or Possibly Three Were
tngaged in Commission of the
Crime arid Hunter One of Them.
EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM i
| -S^vaaaui, Ga.. Dec. 14. ? Develop-]
jmenta tonlglu ? ti Hie aftermath or j
, ternoon pave birth to tho Startling
theory thai not a single Murderer
but two or possible three were ?BI
KiKcd in the commission oflhe ter
rible crimes. County officers tonight
declares that of theso J. C. Hunter,
husband of Mrs. Maggie Hunter,
whose death today added a third to
the number of murdered womeii, is
They declare that, the qhain'ef evi
dence is complete, asserting that
xome clothing, badly stalne& appar
ently spattered with blood was
found late today and belongs to Hun
ter is the fln%l-4iak. This clpthing
iris declared,- was worn by Hunter
on the day of tl\o crimes, anil n walk
ing cane found in the houw of mur
ders is declared to have been~rarried
by Hunter on tho same day.
It was declared tontgnt uy A |iliy- ?
siclan at the Savannah hospital that
the statements made during a mo
ment of consciousness by ilre. Hunt
er early today charged the~crimes to
her husband, and that she was being
beld by a negro man when the blows
were struck-that cau&ed_4ier death.
Rev. J. S. Wilder, pastot; of a Ea]&- ,
tlst-church,* stated that Mrs. Hunter
after recognizing him declared a ,
white man had struck the blows. ,
Today and tonighL the police of
ficers" "conttnifg their adestiOTitngr ~crf
Hiiiiteu.- -w*o -h&o be?wr-jN^rrVacncr
since Saturday. He stoutly denies
any giitit. ^
Mayor Tledma'n tonight asked that
no extra editions of the newspapers
be issued Tarrying the developments
In the case and though one paper was
sOwost on the press, the edition was
The .many friends of Mr. R. B.
Weston will regret to learn of his ill
ness. The surmise Is that his disease!
*rtTphnli1 fnTTi ? 1
Yesterday afternoon about half
past n o'clock on West Main street a j
rather serious accident happened to
George, the- C-year-old sou of Mr.]
Ben Taylor. ' Miss Anna Keys, driv
ing her-^ony. attempted to -pas* th?
buggy of youn^Stfm Fowle, and thej
[tonics ijjjiiu i jj, rjy- v ? i.iuie nmmr|
ran across the afreet just In front of j
Mr. Sam' Fowle's residence, and the I
pony driven by Mies Keys knocked
him down, breaking his collar bone. I'
The child was badly shaken- and
frightened and refused to be taken j
up by Miss Keys and her companions, I
but let Miss Reba Dumay, who was
passing In her surry, take him home, |
where medical aid was summoned.
? i? Q- Eflrinim fnrl llinK^nnt driv
ing Is Indulged in on the streets of j
this town by both the young and old
er folk, and that more accidents have
not jiap|x.-nefi IHMu'i lu be wen
dered at. The city police should see
to It that'the speed limits are not ex
oewltfd, they seem to be -<ab?elut6I$
blind to fast driving and have no re
gard 1ot their duty.
THIEVES ENTER DRUG STORE.
Last night the drugstore of Dr. J.
M. Lloyti. and jewelry tetore of Robt.
Mitchell, both ctflore d loeated ' on
Gladden street^ was entocedl En
trance was made by breaking a, pane
of glass to the front window, a box
of finger rings and hat pins, several
boxes of soap, bottles of cologne and
hair oil, were taken. The oresump
tlcn is that It was the work ^f^boys.
THE HARBOR LlNEH.
Meeting Held In the ChunlNy of Com- I
mere* Rooms This Morning.
Th^re was a meeting held in the
Chamber of Commert* room* this
21 .** - a? ?.v
[voq? ?' conelderln* the extension of
the harbor lines of the olty. Capt.
Earl I. Brown, o( the Omfted Statu
pwrrai wufcitu, ? ?
recanting the War Department. The
meeting waa called to order by Mayor
Sterling, whp explained the object of
the meetiog. Sereral gentlemen In
terested In the extension TmlQf abort
tallta. Thle Important matter will I
m W- ;
: TOM. IN WRECK
Three Killed Outright
Two Trains. Freight and Pas
senger, Run Together on Sid
ing ? Accident' Happened on
take Shore Division.
PASSENGERS ARE TERRIFIED
^ Erie, Pa., Doc. 14. ? Three persons
were killed 'a ud is*~hijured lodaS'-bn
rlllU Lukeshuro division -*of ? New
York Central Railroad at Northeast.
Pa., 'In the wreck of three trains,
they ? the second UL't'lion of the
Twentieth Limited, the New -York,
Chicago &. Boston special and a.
freight. The Twentieth Century
dashed Into two cars of the Boston j
special after the latter hud crashed
Into the freight train.
The wreck occurred iust btyond
tile siding at Northomit. I Th? Boiloaj
Special was being wide- tracked . to !
glve-ihe righto f- way to the limited.!
train, but through a misunderstand
ing of orders, the freight train was
already on tho siding. The Special's
last two cars did not take the siding,
butj*ei'e still on the main t rack*
wfien the twentieth Century, speed
ing at the rate ot S2 miles a?? kuiit
~ ~ 1 1 thos? killed and injured were |
in the two cars of the Boston Special. I
By what railroatf officials consider
the most remarkable of chances, no
one in the Twentieth Centxrry snffer-4
ed any injury worse than trifling
bruises. The passengers were asleep
in their berths on the Twentieth Cen
tury and were violently, shaken up,|
but so far as could be learned none!
of thein was hurt enough to need the
services of a physician.
The passengers in the Twentieth I
Century suffered more from shoc^t
TlTere was a panic on the train until!
it was realized that no one was in
my danger. Men and women rushed
through the curs, scantily clad and
many of them left their cars alto
gether to investigate. *
Most of the injured were almost
suffocated to death in the last car of
the ? Beaton Special because of the
smashing of the gas tanks when the
engine of the Twentieth Century!
rammed it. The gas* filled Uje car
ind it' was ohly through the quick I
lid heroic work of the rescuers that
nany were not asphyxiated.
Wil! be Given Friday Evening
? at 7.30 O'Clock. 4
Next Friday evening.- December 1 7,'
Carolina Institute. Old Ford, the fol
lowing interesting and entertaining
program will be rendered. The per
formance begins promptly at 7:30
and there will be an admission of lo
and 27, cents.
1. Flower tllrl Drill.
t. KecltailUii, "Saudj.a Roiuange.'H
3. I'iauo solov Selected. Jessife
7. Recitation. "We Jlus1 ah
Scratch."' Little boys.
5. Western drill.
6. Piano quartet, VMitzi Katz
rhen." Miss Burcb. Kula Russ, Pearl!
Bwanner and Jessie Hodges.
7. Song, "Rings on My Fingers. '
Esther Hodges, Atha Walker, Gladys]
Woolard and Essie Ricks.
Y oc-arThief. "Say* No Mignon."
Koma Holden and FearTTJuttiiner.?
0. llano "Jingle Bells."]
Mha Walker arid Esther Hodges. ,
10. Pantomime, "Rock of Ages."
*11. Piano trio, "Valse." Esther,]
Marie and Jessie Hodges.
12. Reflation, '"Blngen on thej
Rhine. 1 Maude Hatdlatm.
13. Song, "Sun Bird." Esther ]
Hodges and Guy Swanner.
11. Song, Take- Me UP-'*.
16. Recitation, /'WUh't I Wu* a|
Ourl." Marie Hodges.
16. Song, "Hark to the Mandolin.")
Maud* Hardhton, Jessie Hodges, Ko-j
17. Recitation, "Krfc Krlegle'aj
Surprise." Larger boys.
18. Pl^nq duo. Miss Buch and!
Burch, Jessie Hodges and Koma Hol
SO. SMtae. V
21. "Jungle Town."
It. Piano duet. Queen of the
Hodge* and Mlsa
; TS M
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: Should Be Avenged
HwSrnator Declares Nicaraguan
| President is a Highwayman, T y
| rantr Usurper, Assassin and is
I Most Despicable. ? ?
' SPEAKS FOR RESOLUTION
Washington. Dee. h.? Vigorously
denouncing President Zelaya for hav
ing "murdered" t'ltunon and Ciroee.
Cfliccrs of the revolutionary army.
Senator Rayiicr of Maryland today
advocated the passage of his resolu
tion 'authorizing (lie President of the
United States to apprehend and try
the President of Nicaragua for his
crime against these two American
The private life of Zelaya, almost
unspeakable In its euorm^v. said Mr.
Hayner, should be t mad bile by
the. Stale Department in order that
the people of the United States might
know the kijid of man Zelaya was.
Mr. Rayner. insisted that there was
ample authority in international "fh^
for the course he advocated to bring
Zelaya to the bar of Justice.
In moving that the resolution "be
referred-to the to the committee on
roreign relatione. Senator Lodge said
lie was glad to know that the Senator
Trom Maryland -so thoroughly ap-j
proved the course taken by the ad
min 1st rat loll,- as he himself ? heartily |
ipproved it. -
Senator Cultoin, chairman of the
?omtrrittee on foreign relations, add
>d that he would have something to
tay about the resolution when It was
?oported by his committee bark to
he Senate, n remark which was in
terpreted as meaning that he expect
ed it lo be favorably reported.
?i)o a king t rL_jjLnr-j'E?ti1 u t ion nffurud
n the rfeitxie last Friday authorizing
he ProKldent of_ the United Slates to
ake all necessary steps to appreh^pd
President Zelaya of Nicaragua and
?ring him to trial on a charge of the
nurder of Groce" and (Tannori.' Ifie"
wo Amerh-an citizens. recently ex-,
tcuted In Nicaraugua. Senator Ray-|i
ler of Maryland today addressed the
Senate at length. Senator Rayner's
peach, stirring and denunciatory In
one and characterized by ?ramatlc
eryor, was an unsparing arraign- h
nffBt? of president Zelaya whom he I1
Iesignale(T"fc? one"orTtiA'cmni!iai3 or|'
"*'What I a:n concerned in now."
fftd Senator Rayner. '"is not the
tuestion of the bellgerent rights of
he' revolutionists. or in case of their
itireess their recognition either as
he de facto or the d?? jure govern
nent, but in the spqedy apprehension
md punishment cf Zelaya. This d**s
^ f?v.-rvihliiL''thai the Secre-^
ary of State says about him. and ;i_r
treat djjal more. If the count ry^1
tnew what is known in official circles
n reference to his general depravity,
t would regard the Secretary's com-,
nunication e.' exceeding temperate.]
is It shows upon its face the restraint
tpder which ho was laboring in deal
ng with such a character.
Un^iarhig Arraignment .
"I have watched for years the rev-.
JTutlonary history of "Central Amor J,
ca, and am familiar with the career
>f a great many of the imposters and
i:!n;-':r'>- ,i r 'i the grotesque and mol
<jy""li'ai!ers that have sprung irom
heir chaotic institutions, but Zelaytf
s probably ihr most despicable fig
ure that has ever risen in flielr
midst. If he were simply a highway
man, we might identify ' him; if he
tvas simply a tyrant who oppressed
the pc<jf>ie for the pnrpbse of rob
bing them. we might particularize
him; If he was A usurper wht> wafc|
ririly'i Ti n I rl 1 " on In piHtrrm rV Innr n">
ihc.i i was any momi.. Ir tliv* ttea^ur/ 1
ptu-l. or any further territory that
he could sack for private plunder, we!
rould assign him a proper place In
the ranks of rome of hie predeces
pnv?, and If ho was purely an assassin
who'i*WHra*'fl ?t m dei
profession, through which he could,
despoil his vlctimB of the^r posses
sions until the time came for him to
fife from the hands fo retributive
."f.fUco, it would he arf easy task alpo
fo anyone acj'iainted with the polit
ic*: hi?tOry of, Mcnagua to classify
A'iitu" ~U ?tK**a
. V ' '
? rrr-k- - r-- ^
Hem ITW U innitlK v/rm,
Theater LMt Xi*lit.
Mr. D. Clinton Row held tb?r~vin
eing coupon In , .the Oem drawing
contest last night The prize was -
hall-dosen Japanese cape and sauc
er*. ' There* will to* another ilrswinsr
I - ;
r SOCIATE JUSTICE
I 1 :
Judge Hears News
r ? *
Judge H. L.urton, of the Sixth
Circuit Court, Elevated ? Was
Appointed to I'resent Position ?
MAN OF REPL'TAJION
Washington .Deo. 14. ? The nomi
nation or Judge II l.urlon. of Ten
nessee, to lie as?o<-late Justice of the ?
I Supreme- court of the 1'nltod States
in succession of the late .Justice Peck
ham. was scut to the Senate today by
| President Taft.
Judge Lurion is a Tennessee man
and WQ8 appointed judge of the Sixth
circuit by President Cleveland March
27. 1&93. He was a Democrat in
politics at that time. ?
President Taft was himself a judge
of the Sixtii circuit at the same time
"tn? 'was appointed governor of th >
Philippines, in 1S9S, and it was his
association with Judge l.urton that
gave him such a high opUiiou of the
legnt qualifications of t ^--Tennessee
? CluclnnnatJ. Dfec. 13, .Judge LnJV
ton and' his associates were 1n the
midst of the hearing of a half mil
lion dollar will case today when a
reporter cntfpfcd the court with the
news of th<? judge's appointment to
the rnited' States. Supreme bench.
The reporter quietly whispered the
news to the court clerk. who wrote
it nu a blip of paper and sent it to
Llie judge. ? ,
The Judge casually glanced at the
note as if it wore the most ordinary
:>f cofrnmsr.tcatioiifi. instead of an
nouncment of his selection to the
highest legal body in America. - Hf
folded tbd slip and etuck it in his
uocket without, even communicating
mo news to rhe two Jndges who sat
beside him on tho- bench
Meanwhile the case proceeded un
There will be prayer meeting serv
ees in all the different churches of
he city this euenlug : 3(l_o'elock
o which all strangers in the city are
Spinach and Kale
Crops Are Safe
Norfolk. Va., Dec. 14. ? A heavy
-ainfall tdday put an end to the mo6t
extended drought known in this sec
lion The precipitation-- was 1.45
nches. Not since June, when the
!all was abnormal, has there been a
rain of any consequence in south
?aMcrn Virginia, ?
. The"sT>tnach and kale crop In this
?Vtloh. valued at upward of $1,000,
i)rtV>, was saved by the rain of today.
lts*-growth. as Well as fall and wln
ler grain, had been retarded and de
struction threatened. . Pumps and
wells went dry and there was but Ut
ile water to be found In water
courses and swamps, and some of
them were as dry as the hills.
The Dismal Swamp has but little_
water TiFTT ? Railroads have had to ? -
haul water to fire their locomotives.
It will take several Inches of rain
to thoroughly moist mi the soil. There
was not enough of It to repienisu FEeT""?"
swamps and creeks.
Hydraulic power and electric light
ing plants which had been compelled
to shot down part of the day for
weeks f>ast., owing to lack of water,
for the first time today began again
to run fnl I force.
Dr. J. T. Nicholson, of Bslh, is in
ihh cUy. ?
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