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VOL. 43. NO. 6917
rfc, N. C.. TU SDA\, JANUARY 31910
Pitched Battle Now
Being Fought In
Heait of London
''riisand Policemen And
. utch Marksmen Fighting
/ oamst Men Suspected of
lloundsditch Murder— 7wo
ohcemen Have Been Shot
Building Occupied by De-
.^^cradoes Catches Fiie and
.Iciiy of Jhem are Burned—
Om Killed by Cops-Jhz
' ' Pross.
:i' out' of the most re-
ouibreaKs evei oc-
Xm’on took place in broad
. n. ! !ar t’voni the heart
• . A i>r suspected an-
. ;i .'■ •.I it - deadly fns?idnle
' 1 ' '' ■ ar,'ornrily ronven-
.i ;;r.n^t hundreds of
• I 11. rriv,‘’orced by troo)'>s
li rno^r 'id and on foot,
’ . ; d ilv. criniiual.'^. finally
. I., fheir fortress and de-
\ the desperatdoes
' d. :th in The ruins of
!. ; Iiu;' dimensions of
.. I t^i The civil auihori-
'.MTie -niist.Ms of the sit-
Cl, wd^; irntlien'd in the
Iradii to the scene
. \vhl!i> '.vrvd of the des-
. ’• r'.:- th'‘ lighting ran
l.uud'i;.. ouusinir wide-
• .‘i ipi). and alarm. At one
t 'i'forces railed for
• . ; ,!i. ^ur these were not
’ a- iuril ii-c A member
i. -fr.. lioine S;-cretary Win-
11 visited the .scene when
'\-^j :iT Irs height and as-
t1 of snl'duinc: ihi re-
: t nf • fatalities and in-
: f;i. ii'j’i’s of continuous
I hvj. caihc'red slowly as
■ 1 wt re rnrried away to hos-
Vtn ".—to the
' ii'n t t]i'ii^rate odds, *‘Pe-
• it'-r" and Dutch Kritz" re-
•liiis’s. V,: re burned to
sh i-'iii'i d' fiance to the
. vrd tha four companions
■ :'h th'Mii in the flames thrit
loir Tun in Sidney Ktreef
I !’"r Iieart of liondon. This
■ ''Iv •'.!? charred bodifs of
. :> -I'cradnt’s watued for the
’ ’.i I '■ three )ioHcemen two
: d l'-en recovered.
! h.iul he' n riddled
> ’ 1” I t!; ■ r.uns of ; he ])o-
’ ; iind : et on fivt the
n I l imbered to the roof
. i.. tht !r last stand, iii iai.'^
’ ^ li A and jperin;.; ih; ir
ir ' il';n uT ;'M' su|iporis of
i; , u.tvf wriy j’.nd tlie O'lt-
-walloued up In the soeth-
.Tan ■■ V thousand T.nn-
: on H‘ d :i t-nuad of niarks-
. tho ScDfs tcuard arc today
. .irrii ,i I 'tfle in the heart
‘ I V Wi' .-aspects, whom they
1 • i . d' i in a block of Sui-
•--> r l'Uil'ti:.a:s.
•ri ' wr.nted in connection
Iioundsditch murder. Th^y
. ' ! \v’;'^ rapid fire revolvers
’I'l.tern and have thus
1C- ii.tn have been shot.
: ii.ir '’here the despera-
siielt '‘red (aught fire dur-
; ff' T 2 o’clock the roof of
: e fell in. carrying the an-
1(1-n amifl the soeihing
.I'lsr before the supports
.:v oi.e (It the desperadoes at-
, ■•'1 a dash from the building,
nr In every direction. He met
- ' from the soldiers and stag-
. :t-U inu) the house, which
•.'I, a fiery furnace.
'' ' i'ipht of '►ecember 16tH the
li.tfrruptcd an attempted bur-
' ; the jewrlry shop of Henry
:i ill Houiidsditch. During the
I •!.:tt follow'-d three policemen
I of the burglars were fatally
■ i- d Subs* quent ad'Mces satisfied
: ' p that the burglars were
■ i who pursued their unlawful
trade in order to secure funds with
vhich to further ar anarchistic propa
Their headquarters were found and
there the polico discovered bombs and
other in&truments of violence which
might be used either in burglary or for
planned assassination.s. Anarchistic
literature was also discovered. Since
then a determined attempt has been
made to round up the band, the num
ber of which is a matter of serious
doubt. Three suspects, all Russians,
weie arrested and are now held in
cliavge of having been connected with
the killing of the three policemen.
The east end was thrown into great
excitement early today by a pitched
b.ittle between several hundred police
and a band of men suspected of being
the murderers and the friends of the
murderers of three policemen v.ho
were killed recently by 'inarchistic
The suspected ores, the num.be^'s of
which it is not known, occupiv-^d a
house in Sidney street, a narrow tlior-
The police, discovering their hepf?-
quarters. surrounded the j'lace
were met with a volley of shots from
A rapid exchange of shots followed
durinc which two detectives were
shot, one seriously.
One iiundred shot.s had been fired
when the house caught fire lind the
fire brigade was summoned.
The police after locating their inen
and anticipating trouble, had ordered
the hcusey in the immediate neigh
borhood vacated before daylight, and
throwing a line of offlcers ar'^tuad the
square, allowed no one to approach
within a hinidred yards of (he scene
of the expected battle.
The police lines had been drawn so
tightly it was believed the inmuies
of the house had no chance to escape.
The police were satisfied tlat tlie
place contained the two murderers
wanted and they had also satisfled
thenirelves that the assassins had for
tified their home and were supported
by a number of friends.
Since the murder of the policemen
almost the entire force of London has
been engaged in watchin-^ for the an
archists. Trouble began this morn
ing when detective sergean Leeion.
watching these premises, was firv'd
upon and wounded in the lungs. In
an almost incredibly short time a cor
don of police armed with revolvers ap
proached the hou'?e and were met Avith
a volley from rapid fire revniverL^ and
liflos of (he most modern iiattern.
Police Si’.i)erintondent Ottawaj took
rhar';e the reinforcements and po
lice from the various iiarts of the
c’ty poured in and took up i)o.'itions
i'oninianding the refuge of the assas
Whenever the officers anp*‘oached
the house a volley of bullets spattered
the pMvenjont. A detachment rl sixty
n:en with one ofFicer and three non-
conimi«sione«l officers of the Scots
'.'uaifl i'rom the tower arrived later
;’nd were served with ball caitrid‘4,es.
! They fired a few rounds in.o (he
j ))uild’njr. There was a lull of five
I minutes and then the besieged re]jlied.
: U was imi)Os;;ible to estimate the
number of persons in the building as
t'ney were armed with magazine rifles,
Maiisf 1 .s and Brownings, and tired with
The excitement in the ea?t end
spread throughout the city and enor
mous crowds flocked to the scene of
the fray, although they were nna-
i)le to ai)]iroar‘.h near enough to wit
ness the lighting.
Last v.eek the authorities were in
formed that men closely resemblin.g
the burglars had rented rooms in the
Sydney street house. Preparing for a
raid on the house, the y)olice '^aused
the tenants in the neighboring houses
to quietly remove from their homes
during tlie night. Detective sergeant
Lt eson was examining the suspected
building from the rear when he was
shot. His brother officers helped him
ui» a ladder and over a wall at the
back of the yard adjoining, w'hile the
men in the house continued to fire
upon the party. A call for help was
sent into headquarters and 200 men
responded. Further drafts were made
it until several hundred officers were
on duty at noon.
As the situation became more se
rious the thousands of onlookers were
driven back and a space w'as hurriedly
cleared for a radius of half a mile
about the scene of action. The sol
diers kept up a fulisade directed at the
wdndows of the house and the men
w'ithin responded continuously. Mean
time loads of straw were hurried to
the place for the purpose of starting a
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Two Bold Bandits
Hold Up Train In
True Western Style
A New Jesse Jeems** Loom
Above the Horzon, And with
His Pal Succeeds m Pulling
Ofi a Stand-And •Deliver
A HARD WINTER’S JOB AHEAD I
fire and smoking out the besieged
Piles of straw were lighted near
the building and the flames either
spread to the house or the anarchists
theniselves set fire to the building.
The fire brigade was then summoned
and reached the scene at 1 o’clock this
afternoon. The fire-fighters divided
their energies between trying to put
out the blaze and trying to flood out
the outlaws by streams of w'ater
throvvii through the windows.
Home Secretary Winston Churchill,
appeared early in the afternoon and
aurveyed the scene, crossing the firing
zone at great risk.
A corps of nuvseK was brought to
the vicinity and treated the wounded,
among whom were a few spectators
who had been struck by stray bullets.
In the face of terrific odds the trap
ped men continued a desperate resist
ance and every few mltiutes ai)peared
at the M’indows anj emptied the guns
at any one in sight.
As the afternoon progressed the bat
tle waged fiercely. Another company
of Scots guards was ordered out and
took up a position in front of the
house at o'clocck. At that hour
so furious was the battle and fo de
termined the resistance of the crimi
nals that machine guns were called
for. These Avere hurried to Sidney
street unuer orders to bombard the
building should other methods to dis
lodge the defenders fail.
The flames, hov.ever, swept np
through the building, driving the occu
pants to the top story. Hard pressed,
the terrorists kept up the grim fight.
At 2 o’clorl; the whole building was
in flames and ibe desperadoes had
been driven to ihe roof. Here they
fired upon ihe police and the soldiers
As the fire enveloped the house hea
vy explosions occurred. These ap
parently were of ammunition, with
which the terrorists seem to have been
The fire imeprilled the neighbor
hood. With the besieged house in
flames the besiegers temporarily sus
pended the bombardment and set to
work to rescue women and children
from adjoining buildings. The zone
of dancer had v.’idened so rapidly that
many persons were caught within its
limits. Of these scores were so par
alyzed with fear that it was necessa
ry to carry them bodily to places of
Up to the time that the roof gave
way the firemen liad made no at
tempts to stay the flames, but when
it was seen that cremation only
awaited the occupants of the
house, Police Inspector McCarthy
crept through the narrow street and
forced the front 5oor. There was no
sign from within. The last shot of
the defenders had been fired. Fire
men brought up a‘ hose and present
ly were able to enter the ground
floor. The place was flooded and a
search for its occupants begun.
Soon it was announced that six
bodies liad beeh discovered.
The coldest weather this morning
was noted in that section of the coun
try lying between the Rocky moun
tains and the Alleghenies. Zero tem
perature extended into Northern Tex
as and Oklahoma. Galveston reported
20 degrees above zero and New Or
The snow w'as preceded by heavy
rains in we&tern Tennessee, portions
of the Carolinas and the more north
erly sections of Mississippi, Alabama
Intensely cold weather and blizzards
were again in evidence in the middle
West today, while Minnesota and the
Dakotas recorded temperatures rang
ing from 20 to 30 degrees below zero.
Captute of Trux-
ullo By Hornet
By Associated Press.
New Orleans, Jan. 3.—A special dis
patch from Puerto Barrios to the
Picayune announces the capture of
Trtixillo. Honduras, by the revolution
ary gunboat Hornet. The garrison at
Ruatan surrendered without a shot,
according to the dispatch, and the gov
ernment troops joined the revolution
“After the Hornet left New Or
leans,” says the Picayune, correspon
dent. “the vessel j)icked up 100 men.
1.000 rifles, two machine guns and a'By Associated Press.
large quantity of ammunition. The j ogden. Utah Jan. 2.-A posse of of-
Honduran flag was hoisted and the , . . , * ^ j ,
vessel regularly commissioned as a armed tracked t\Ao bandits be-
gunboat in the navy of Manuel Bon-^ to have held up the overland
ilia, revolutionary president of Hon- limited to Reese last midnight to a
I point four miles beyond the scene o£
‘ The Hornet arrived at Laguna La
T-» „ oo J J hold-up. ihey are said to be head-
Gracosa. Dec. 28. proceeded to the is-' ' , ,
land of Bonacca. where a base of oper- j toward this city. The money loss
ations was established, then captured'among the passengers was from $2,000
the Bay Islands.” | to $2,500.
The Hornet is expected to take part ogden, Utah, Jan. 3.-Southern Pad.
next m the capture of Puerto Cortez, I ^ , , . , .
near which place the revolutionists! tram No. 1, the Overland Limited,
While One Bandit Holds The
Train Cnw at Taw, His
Affinity Gives Passengerets
an Opportunity to Contri^^
bute to Ihe Cause.
Mobile, Ala., Jan. 3.—Mobile is
shivering in the grip of the ice
king today, the w-ater covered porch
es and steps fro mthe rain of Mon
day being frozen over. It is esti
mated that the thermometer drop
ped 40 degrees since yesterday.
Cold in Central South.
Memphis, Tenn, Jan. 3.—The cold
wave, making its way eastward, Avas
general OA'er the central south this
morning, temperatures ranging be
tween 13 and 18 degrees above
zero. Raw winds and a uriiling fall
of sleet and snow- added 'o dis
comfort. In Memphis it was more
sleet than snow and covered the
ground to a dei?th ,of an inch. Lit
tle Rock, Ark., reports minimum
temperature of 1-3 degrees and a
heavy fall of snow.
An inch of snow and the mercury
bobbing around the freezing point is
reported as far south at Jackson,
Snow in Louisiana.
Alexandria, La.. Jan. 3.—The
ground was completely covered with
snow here this morning and at
9 o’clock, with the sun shining, the
thermometer registered 19 degrees
above zero. The coldest recorded last
night was a temperature of 18.
In New York
New^ York, .Jan. 3.—The heavy fog.
or “scotch mist.” v,’hich has been
enA^eloping the Atlantic seaboard for
the last 24 hours show'ed no sings
of lifting early today and marine
traffic in and out of the port of
NeAv York was at a complete stand
Fourteen trans-Atlantic and coast
wise steamers, both inward and out
ward bound, tugged futiveiy at their
mudhooks off the Ambrose channel
lightship and the quarantine sta-
tion Waiting- for a chance to get un- over Dr. Kincaid's chair. Mag-
der way. Eight other carriers are j nificent in proportion and beautiful
due today but Avill be probably held i i^gvond words to express is a standing
off Sandy Kook by the fog. | design from HaAvley’s Pharmacy. A
Sixteen persons Avere injured, tw'o bunch of lilies of the valley sent
Lying In State
Bel ore His Pulpit
Body oj Dr. Kincaid Lamented
Pastor of The 1st Presby
terian Church Rests in a
Magnificent Bed of Flowers-
Funeral at 4 0*clock.
In a lied of roses in font of the pul
pit Avhich he has adorned in the
beauty of consecration to the Mas
ter’s serAace, tiie remains of Rev. Dr.
V.Mlliam AI. Kincaid rest.
The body was borne by loving hands
from the manse to the church at
noon. The church Avas ready in its
solemn attire of mourning to receive
the precious dust.
The pulpit and choir loft have been
hung in black, also Dr. Kincaid’s
Against this background of mourn
ing is banked a w'ealth of beautiftil
flowers sentf rom this and other
cities. The designs are magnifi
cent — and seldom, if ever equal
ed in numbers From eA'ery
church, from ever>- class of citi
zens has come a floral tribute to the
memory of the great preacher, ideal
pastor, and loved friend. Conspicu
ous i nthe wealth and beauty of de
sign Is an exquisite wreath of roses
from the pastor and ofllcers of the
Second Presbyterian church. This
are said to have encamped
hundred well-armed soldiers.
Avest bound, was held up by tAvo mask
ed bandits at an early hour this morn-
ing at Reese, nine miles west of Og
den. One negro porter, William Davis,
Avas shot and instantly killed and
another porter, A. W. Taylor, was mor-
tally Avounded. A passenger Avaa
slightly wounded. One hundred passe
gera on the train Avere relieved of their
valuables. The robbers did not at
tempt to enter the express car but
demoted their entire attention to tho
Pullmans, where they made a rich haul
among the California-bound passen
gers, holding the train for more than
The train proceeded westward. No
passenger escaped the robbers and thef
trainmen also lost their money and
At 12:30 this morning Con-
By Associated Press.
Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 3.—Fire orig
inating in the Hollenberg mu&ical com
pany’s building, destroyed an entire jewelry,
block of business houses here this ductor Cunningham advised The supei'^
morning, the loss on the buildings and i intendent’e office at this place of th«
stocks of goods amounting to $1,000,-
The business houses destroyed com
pletely are the Hollenberg Musical
Company; .Tackson-Hanley Furniture
Company: E. D. Bracy Hardware Com
pany; Askine & Marine, clothiers;
Lloyd Arms Company; J. H. Martin
Arms Company; Arkansas Water Com
Several other housese were damaged
hold_up. The sheriff and police depart
ment were Immediately notified and
posses left the city for the scena
of the hold-up in automobiles and oa
House Furnishing ■ a special train. Posses from the near
by toAvns are working toward Reese.
Tavo masked men stopped the train
at the little Avatering station by throw
ing the red light on the signal stan^'
toward the approaching locomotive. As
it came to a standstill the bandits eov.
ered the engineer and fireman with.
by fire and Avater. The fire was discov- their revolvers and held them until
ered at 3 o’clock this morning on the j the conductor rushed u]) to Investigate
third floor of the building occupied | the delaj\ He, too, Avas placed under
by the Hollenberg Mu&ical Company j guard.
and was gotten under control shortly One of the robbers left the trainmen
after 9 o’clock. |in charge of his companion and started
The Business Section Of
Greenville, N. Y. Fireswept-
Loss Estimated at $300,000
■ I , .\ V., Jan. 3.—The business
’ ” f>f Granville. N. Y., a village
■ ■ "I inhabltHnts about fifty miles
'if this city was swept by
• :'i!y today with a loss of $300,-
'1' • absolute failure of the wa-
ij; :ily at the critical moment
; to a stoppage of the Intake
:i' the reservoir which supplies
'ilia:-.' eave the Hames full
ri t Ifical firemen, assisted by
■ ••Is from seA’eral nearby
linally strung long lines of
to Ihe bank of the Pawlett
and then pumped a feeble
up to the scene of the
but their efforts were of llt-
^aduen shift ot the wind saved
the residential section of the vil
lage, driving the flames back over
the alreadj' charred business sec
tion to complete their work there.
There was no loss of life and no
injury. The fire was discovered by
Miss Rose Nealon, the 19 year old
girl operator in the telephone ex
change on Main street and she
gave the alarm at once.
Although the office where she
worked was almost constantly threat
ened by fire and twice was ablaze,
she remained at her post and kept
her single wire in communication
without interruption. She sent mes
sage after message to neighboring
town for help,
Granville is a wealthy little place,
known chiefly for its slate quar
Week of Prayer.
The Pritfbcvd Memorial Baptist
church is obserAung the week of
praver. A most interesting service
AVIS held last night. The topic for
toni.ght Avill be, “God is our helper.^
Services begin promptly at 7:43
o’clock. EA'erybody is welcome.
By Associated Press.
New York, Jan. 3.—Sixteen persons
w'ere injured, two fatally in a col
lision between tAvo Brooklyn trolley
cars early today. One of the cars
I ran aw^ay on a long Incline leading
from an elevated line to the sur
face tracks and crashed into the
other in the dense fog. Nearly
every passenger on both cars was
injured to some extent. The motor-
man told the police that his brakes
refused to work, presumably on ac
count of thee ondition of the rails,
which Anere slippery. from sleet and
probably fatally w^hen two crowded
Brooklyn rapid* transit cars crashed
together ear'y today on the incline
at Sixty-seA-enth street and Third
avenue, Brooklyn. One of the trolley
cars AA'as stalled and the motorman
of the following car did not see the
car ahead of him because of the
heavy fog until he was almost upon
it. Thef ront platform of the rear
ear was wrecked and the^ motorman
and seA’eral passengers were badly
An all night search Avas kept up
bv tugs in Long Island sound' for
two young boys, Raymond Collins
and William Rothkranz, who Avent
out on a duck shooting expedition :n
a 12 foot dingy and were lost in
the most off Larchmont.
Among the steamers due here to
day and AA'hich are no doubt lield up
in the ocean by the fog are:
Allianca from Colon; Maracaibo
from San Juan; Breslau from Bre
men; California from Puerto Mex
ico, and Clara from Flume.
Two Frozen in Texas.
Dallas, Texas, Jan. 3.—Two persons
are known to have been frozen to
death in Texas last night as a rsult
of the coldest w’eather experienced in
this state for five years. The body
of an unidentified negro was found in
a local railroad yard this morning. A
Mexican frozen to death was found in
San Antonio early today.
Reports from Houston indicate a
temperature of 17 degrees above rero
on the gulf coast last night and defi
nite news of its effect on the citrus,
orange and grape fruit proGuction is
being awaited with interest. San An
tonio reported 15 degrees. The tem
perature in Dallas was five above.
Blizzard In Kentucky.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 3.—Attended
by freezing temperature as far South
as the Gulf of Mexico, a blizzard in
Kentucky and more or less snow
throughout portions of half a dozen
states, the South is todaj’^ feeling the
full effects of the cold w'ave which
started to sweep across the country
three days ago.
by the Infant class of the primary de
partment of the Sunday school, by re
quest of Mrs. Kincaid, rests on the
casket. The Woman’s Board of Mis
sions of the First church sent a beau
tiful design, a superb wreath of roses
from Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Sadler, also
one from Mr. E. D. Latta.
There are scores of designs.
A committee from the officers of
the church, also a committee of ladies
have remained at the church all morn-
The funeral service will take place
at 4 o’clock the afternoon. Rev. Dr. A.
R. ShaAv, of Tenth Avenue Presbyte
rian church, will presnde and al Ithe
Presbyterian ministers of the city will
take part i nthe service. The Minis
terial Association of the city will at
tend in a body and occupy seats imme
diately in front of the pulpit. Opposite
the oflftcers of the church.
The choir will sing Field’s arrange
ment of “And God Shall ipe Awaj
All Tears f'rom Their Eyes;” also
the hymns, “Abide With He, and O
Love That Will Not I^t Me Go.” Mrs.
T. C. Guthrie—whose voice Dr. Kinc
aid loved so much—will sing, “Jesus
Lover of My Soul” at Dr. Kincaid’s re
quest ^Irs. Guthrie sang this at Mr.
Julian Gillespie’s funeral, the last day
that Dr. Kincaid was out.
The remains occupied by the family
of Dr. Kincaid and a representative
from the eldership and deacons of the
church w'ill leave tonight for Groton,
Conn.. where the interment will be.
At the meeting of the Ministerial
Association of Charlotte yesterdaj
morning a committee w^as appointed
to prepare a tribute to the memory
of Rev. Dr. W’illiam Morris Kincaid,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, who died yesterday morning.
The committee consisted of the fol-
loAving ministers: Rev. Dr. A. R.
Shaw Rev. Dr. H. H. Hulten, Rev.
Dr. J. G. Kennedy, Rev. Dr. G. T.
RoAve, Rev. R. L. Patterson and Rev.
F. M. Osborne
Continued on Page •
The burned buildings were owned by
Governor Donaghey, the Fulk estate
and the Elizabeth Shell estate. No
FIITE OF VESSEL
through the train from the forward
end. He encountered tAvo porters oa
hia A;\'ay and Avhen they disregarded!
his commands he shot one down andl
wounded the other. A curious passen
ger also was wounded.
The s-hots aroused the occupants oC
the cars and when the hold-up appear-!
ed with an open sack and a menacing'
pistol, the passengers w'ere perfectly,
Avilling to contribute to his collection.
He w'ent through the entire train, stop
ping at every berth and making a de* T
liberate search. After completing theli'
By Associated Press. Avork the robbers droA'e away in a veh
London, Jan. 3.—Wreckage report-icle.
ed picked up in the Bay of Biscay | About four miles from Reese th
leaves no doubt of the fate of the j met two girls Avho were returnft,
British steamer Axim, w'hich left Lon- home from a dance. One of the robbern
don December 9 for West African!very politely requested them to hand'
ports with a crew of thirty British and | over their purses and to “beat it.” AK;
German sailors and four passengers. 1 frightened, the girls succeed-,
Evidently the vessel was lost in the'^^j jjj getting a good description of tha
heavy storms w'hich marked the, Avhich tallied with that- fur-
month of December. nished by the passengers and train
After robbing the girls, the daugh
ters of Bishop Waymont, of the Mor-
WEATHER BREAKS UP
AVIATION MEET TODAY.
By Associated Press.
Charleston, S. C., Jan. 3.—Again to
day unfavorable weather marred the
aeroplane fiights. McCurdy and Ward
in Curtiss biplanes ascended this af
ternoon but they were not confident
of doing much in the race of the bad
weather. The meet has been extend-1
ed through tomorrow i nthe hope that
conditions will be favorable to the
mon church, at Warren, the highway
men drove toward the city.
Early this morning no report had
been received from the five posses
that are noAv in the field.
Special to The News.
Wadesboro, Jan. 3.—The Gypsies
are still haviiig trouble getting their
In the habeas corpus proceeding
.Tudge W. J. Adams set the bonds of
the men who w*ere charged with as
sault and battery at $200 each and
taxed the costs of the proceedins
against the Mitchell clan. Mitchell
gave his bond in the sum of $2,000
in the rape case and was released.
This morning the bonds for the oth
er men were tendered to the sheriff
and that officer refused to release
the men on theg round that the
costs had not be npald. Mitchell re
fuses to pay the costs amounting to
$125 and the §re still jail.
Special to The News.
Raleigh, N. C., Jan. ?>.—Legislator*
and candidates for legislative posi
tions are swarming in here today pre*,
i paratory to the party caucus tonight,
I when the Democrats will distribute of
fices. Campaigning is fast and furious,
Mr. W. C. Dowd, of Mecklenburg, is
admitted to have a decided lead for*
speaker. E. M. Koonce, of Onslow,
says he is gaining votes, but it really
i looks like DoAA'd may be chosen witii-
j For president pro tern of the senate,
I.L A. Brown, of Columbus; Z. V. Long,
' of Iredell; J. L. Barham, of Wayne, are
in the race.
j Ottis Self, of Jackson, and W. E.
I Brock, of Wadesboro, are racing for
principal clerk of the senate.
T. G. Cobb, of Burke, has no opposi
tion for principal clerkship of the
F. B. Arendell will be reading clerk
of tlie house, with Mark Squires, of Le-
noir, as reading clerk o£ the seni