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Fatal Clash With
Armed Negro Mob
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Four More Negroes Added
to List of Dead this Morn
ing. Trouble with Armed
Negroes at Brownvilie Sub
urbs Early To-Pay. Sur
rounded by Militia.
Already 257 have Been Ar
rested, Most of whom were
Heavily Armed. Negro j
Postmaster Among Num-
ber. Policemen Anxious
to Avenge Death of Offi
Atlanta. Ua., Sept. 25. —One negro
was killed in Brownvilie, suburb, by
the militia early this morning while
t.ying to break through the lines.
Two hundred and fifty-seven negroes
Lave already been placed under ar
rest in Brownvilie. The majority
were heavily armed.
One other negro tried to get away
pnd was shot.
The raid started shortly after 5
("clock. The negroes were searched
for arms and every one armed was
1 laced on the cars to be sent to the
One of the first arrested was L. J.
Price, the negro postmaster, who is
charged with supplying ammunition
The negroes who tried to break
through the lines were fired on, halt
Captain Wilson held a conference
with the president of Gammon Semi
nary on the situation.
The negroes are hemmed in by the
The members of the Governor's
Horse Guards and mounted county po
licemen are anxious to avenge the
death of Officer Heard and the
wounding of other members of the
force. The negroes are badly fright
Two Negroes Killed.
Two negroes were killed in a fight
w : th officers mounted on bicycles.
Ihe negroes had barricaded them
selves in a house on the edge of the
city. The officers were not wounded.
A Terrific Fight.
The fight was a desperate one at
close range between the bicycle offi
cers, Smith and Maddox, and Police
man Casen and two negroes barrica
ded in a house near the corner of
Macgruder and Randolph streets.
Officers Maddox and Smith had
been notified that the negroes were
shooting in the vicinity of Houston
Jifld Randolph streets when the offi
cers reached the scene there was no
shooting. The officers were told that
tne difficulty was in the vicinity of
Randolph and Macgruder streets.
Whether this was a trap laid to
kill the officers is not known, but a
i.egro pointed out the house in which
Le said the negro who had done
the shooting had taken refuge.
The officers went to the house,
Smith going to the rear door and
-Maddox to the front. Smith at
tempted to enter and the negroes be
gan shooting. Maddox ran around
the house to his aid. As he did so
he saw two negroes leaning out of
the window firing at them. The offi- i
cers returned the fire and the negroes
cropped below the window. Officer
Lasen had come up in the meantime
f.nd the three charged the house.
I'laddox went to the window and
1 tilled himself up, gun in hand. A
ristol was fired to the left of his
head. He fired point blank and
cropped to the ground pulling the
window down with him. He then ran
to the door and broke it open, his
brother officers running with him.
As he opened the door a shot was
fired, the bullet passing over his head
He and the other officers then fired
lulling the two negroes.
Two Dead In Woods.
Col. Clifford Anderson, decided on a
raid on Brownsviiie as the result of
the killing of policeman Heard and the
seriuus wounding of three other mem
bers of the county police.
Brownsville is the home of 1,500 ne
groes. It is asserted that none of
those arrested were students or con
nected with Clark University. Two
negroes wounded in the fight with the
county police last night were found
dead in the woods.
Citizens Sworn In.
Sneriff Nelms, swore in about 300
citizens as special deputies. It is un
derstood he will swear in as many
many more as he can properly arm,
up to 500. Governor Terrell has wired
for supplies of guns and ammunition.
List of the Dead.
The total known dead as the result
of last night's encounter as reported
are five negroes, besides policeman
Heard and Mrs. Thompson, a white
woman, who dropped dead from the
excitement of witnessing the shooting
ot two negcro prisoners.
Two of the dead negroes were track
ed from the scene of the attack on the
police to their homes by trails of blood.
There they were easily found to-day.
Two more died at the hospital, both
Shot during the last night's fight and
THE HICKORY DEMOCRAT
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1 AND PRESS
an unknown negro was found dead
near the scene of the same fight.
Governor Terrell declared to the
Associated Press that he does not
believe it will be necessary to declare
martial law but as a precautionary
measure he intends to ordtr several
companies of the State militia, prob
ably four, to be in Atlanta by eight
Hon. John Sharp Williams and Rich
ard Pearson Hobson to Speak in
Raleigh, N. C., Sept. 25.—1t was an
j noUnced from Democratic headquart
j ers that Hon. John Suarp Williams
'will deliver campaign speeches in this
i State at Statesville, October 13th; at
j Greensboro, on the 15th and at Golds
boro on the 16th.
Hon. Richmond Pearson Hobson
will speak at Morgan ton October 6th
and at Salisbury on October Bth.
Men are Discharged.
New York, Sept. 25.—John Banda
kos and George Capenake, two Greeks,
arrested on suspicion of knowing
about the murder of the man whose
dismembered body was found Sunday
afternoon, have been discharged.
The police have not discovered the
identity of the supposed murdered
BRYAN AT MEMPHIS.
Is Given a Warm Reception in Spite
of Downpour of Rain.
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 25. —Mr. and
Mrs. Bryan arrived from New Orleans
and were escorted to the hotel for a
few hours rest. Despite the down
pour of rain, a large crowd was at the
railway station. Mr. Bryan delivered
an address at the Lyceum theatre.
Mrs. Bryan will go direct to Lincoln.
Mr. Bryan will leave tonight for Lit
tle Rock and Oklahoma.^
DID SHE KILL HER HUSBAND?
Mrs. Clara J. Mahaffey Arraigned Un
der Charge of Murdering Her Hus
Knoxville, Tenn., Sept. 25. —Mrs.,
Clara J. MahafTey, widow of Judge
Mahaffey, retained counsel *o de
fend her on the charge of murdering
her husband five weeks age- A
chemical analysis of Mahaffey's
fctomach resulted in finding strych
nine. The State will claim Mrs. Ma
haffey killed her husband to secure
Tenth Annual Convention will
Open To-morrow. About 1500
Delegates to be in Attendance.
Most Successful Convention
Ever Held is Anticipated.
Chicago, Sept. 25. —The tenth an
rual convention of the American Lea
gue of Municipalities, which will open
tomorrow at the auditorium promises
to be the largest in the history of
President Rhett, mayor of Charles
ton, S. C., said: "We will have ap
proximately 1,500 delegates here
with their wives and this will mean
the greatest convention of the kind
ever held. Mayors and other city
officials of the United States and
Canada have taken a deeper interest
in the coming meeting than ever be
fore. This is shown especially by
the early arrival of hundreds of
The convention will continue
HUGE OCTOPUS KILLED.
Mobile, Ala., Sept. 25. —A 500 pound
t octopus was caught yesterday by a
f l:3hing party in the Mississippi sound
i killed after a struggle that last
" c,! eight hours. The octopus towed
the boat of the party, stern first, for
' ten miles.
It finally was killed with rifles.
Col. Isaac Hill Dead.
\ Washington, Sept. 25. —Colonal Is
aac R. Hill, better known as "Ike'
of Ohio, for 35 years employed almost
continuously in the house of Repre
sentatives, died from complication of
of kidney, liver and heart trouble.
1 Negro Baptists Denounce the
Dual Crimes of Atlanta, Ga.
Wasbiusw.., ocpt. 25 At the meet
ing last night of the National Negro
} | Baptist Preachers' Union, of Wash
\iigton and vicinity, resolutions were
i adopted condeming mob violence by
1 the whites upon innocent negroes and
HICKORY, N. O.i, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27. 1906,
A Problem That the South Will Have to Solve for Itself.
CUBA REJECTS PROPOSITION.
Cuban Government Rejects Proposi
tion of Secretary Taft and Bacon.
Havana, September 25. —On behalf
of the government officials General
Andrade speaker of the lower house
said to the Associated Press:
"If the Americans wish to take our
' government and give it to the rebels,
I they may do so, but not with our
j consent. We should never consent to
' holding new elections. It would not
' only be a great injustice, but if the
| rebels won. Cuba would have the
J worst elements in control and if the
I government won we would have an-
I other rievolution on our hands."
The general said Vice-president Ca
| liote had gone to inform Secretary
j Taft that the Cuban government posi
tively rejected the Liberals proposition
[ laid before President Palma by Secre-
I tary Taft and Senator Bacon.
Thinks U. S. Should Control.
,| General Andrade said the only satis
factory way he saw out of the difllmil
ty was for the United States to take
control of Cuba for one or two, or pos
sil**~ 'our years.
Thirty Marines Ordered.
Secretary Taft has ordered a de
spatch of thirty marines to Sagua la
Grande, province of Santu Clara, to
guard the shops of the Cuban Central
railroad, a British concern, which con
tain $1,000,000 worth of supplies. The
manager of the road declares it has
already been damaged to the extent of
Rutherford College News.
Rutherford College, N. C., Sept. 25. —
To-day one hundred and fifty students
have been enrolled of whom one hun
dread and three were boarding stud
Owing to the poor health of Presi
: dent Thompson he has been advised
by his physician to take a month's rest.
He left for his home on Friday.
Prof. Peele, A. 8., Trinity College,
who taught here for three years pre
vious to this has been secured to take
his class work. Prof. Peele came to
us, by no means a stranger, and the
work will move on well in his hands.
He is expected to-night and will be
I ready for work Tuesday.
| A very rare opportunity was afford-
I ed the school and the people of this
town on Saturday evening by the well
known Dailey Quartette of Philadel
phia. This Quartette was in Charlotte
only a few days ago, and it goes with
out saying that they gave an excellent
programme of vocal music. This con
cert was highly afpreciated by the
people here. They spent Sunday in
our midst. The eleven o'clock hour
was given them at which time they
held a very helpful entertaining ser
vice of song.
Rev. D. P. Goodloe opened the ser
vice with prayer. Such meetings as
this are calculated to do much good.
THE PIKE CELEBRATION.
Pioneer Day Centennial Celebra
tion Given to Glorification of Man
Who Discovered the Peak.
I Colorado Springs, Sept. 25. —Pioneer
l day, in the 'Pike Centennial celebra
[ tion, was set aside for the glorifica
• tion of the efforts and achievements
I of the man who blazed the trial and
■ belonged to. the vanguard of civiliza
tion. Vice President Fairbanks spoke
to 10,000 people and was given an
If we could see ouselves as others
• see us, what a disagreeable old world
t this would be to live in.
Gas trusts would be unable to de
f clare dividends if peopxe didn't have
money to bur*. >
the assaults on white women by ne
groes, "the dual crimes in Atlanta
which disgrace our Christian na
tion," and calling upon all negroes
cf this vicinity to assemble in their
churches Sunday, Oct. 7. and offer
grayer for a peaceful solution of the
1000 Marines are Ordered
Dispatched to Cuba at Once
One Thousand Extra Marines Ordered
to be Assembled at Once Prepara
tory to Bailing far Cuba.
Washington, Sept. 25. —One thous
and extra marines have been ordered
to be assembled at at the Atlan
tic coast points, preparatory to sail
ing for Cuba. - ✓
The men will be concentrated chief
ly at Norfolk and League Island.
Probably all of the marines of the
Atlantic coast stations will have to be
employed to meet this draft.
Those at the small Southern naval
stations and yards will probably b
transported By some of the sforgah
Line steamers, while from Northern
points the warships will be used.
RATE OF VENEERING.
Reduction Made of About 33 1-3 Per
Raleigh, N. C., Sept. 25. —An order
was made this morning by the Corpo
ration Commission changing the class
ification of - veneering so that one
eighth inch veneer will be fourth class
freight and all over one-eighth inch
be sixth class. In car lots the rate
is changed to the same as lumber, plus
20 per cent. The order has the effect
of reducing the rate about 33 1-3 per
A charter was granted the Forsyth
Sporting Goods Co., of Winston-Salem,
at a $25,000 oapital authorized, and $4,-
500 subscribed by Chap Bodenheimer,
Russell L. Vaughn, G. C. Thomas and
W. E. Beck to handle all kinds of
Charles R. Addison, of Danville,
Threw Himself in Front of a
Moving Engine. Tragedy Oc
curred Opposite Passenger De
pot at Spencer. v
Salisbury, N. C., September 25.—Mr.
Charles R. Addison, of Danville, Va.,
committed suicide at Spencer at 7:30
o'clock this morning by deliberately
throwing himself in front of an engine.
The tragedy occurred directly in
front of the Spencer Depot in the
presence of half a dozen people
several of whom were talking
to the man as he threw himself in front
of the engine, which had just pulled
out of the yards to be coupled to a
north bound freight train. As the
engine approached near the men Ad
dison said to a call boy "Good-bye"
and without the least warning fell
across the tracks the engine passing
over his body\mutilating it in a hor
rible manner. The body was taken to
Wright's undertaking parlors.
Letters were found in the dead man's
pockets addressed to Charles R. Ad
dison, Danville, Va., and in addition to
this indentification the man was rec
ognized by an acquaintance at Spen
Addison came to Spencer last night
from South Carolina and on his way
told the conductor to remember him
after death and speak a farewell to his
relatives. He was a man of good ap
pearance being neatly dressed and in
telligent. He was about 35 years old.
No cause is given for the deed.
Addison first attempted suicide an
hour previous to this time. He threw
himself in front of an engine but the
engineer stopped the big mogul just
before it reached him.
N. C. JAMESON NOMINATED.
i New Hamshire Democrats Nominate
Jameson For Governor.
j Concord, Sept. 25. —Tne New Ham
shire Democrats nominated Nathan C.
Jameson for Governor.
To Guard Against Illegal Voting Mas
sachusetts Voters Must Run the
Boston, Mass., September 25. —The
man who undertook to vote on some
' body else's name at the primaries in
this city today had to run more of a
"gauntlet" than heretofore, for in ad
dition to having the name called out
; by the precinct officer when he asked
for a ballot, the precinct officer also
announced the hight of the man whose
1 name had been called. Then the po
lice officer on dutvat the polling booth
. looked over Wg d#scripttve> Itet-of vot
ers to see if the man who had called
1 for a ballot answered the description
against that name on the descriptive,
fist. This was only putting into effect
the new state law governing elections.
At each polling booth there is a meas
p uring rod near the ballot box under
which the voter must stand in case
. there is question about his hight.
Bryan in Tennessee.
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 25. —The wel
come which Tennessee has given to
5 William J. Bryan has been quite in
i keeping with that of other States in
? the South. Hundreds of people were
, at the station when the train arrived
' this morning, and they cheered the
1 distinguished Nebraskan all along the
r route of the procession and also at the
conclusion of his address. Mr. Bryan
i at the close of his address here left
, for Nashville, where he is scheduled
- for a speech tonight.
1 •- Indiana Labor Federation.
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 25. —The In
dianapolis State Federation of Labor
began a three days' convention in In
dianapolis today with an attendance
of delegates representing the local la
bor organizations throughout the
State. A number of important mat
| ters are slated for consideration and
| action by the convention.
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 25.—The
j building at 95 South Main street, oc
cupied by L. Ginnochio, a saloonist,
I collapsed this afternoon. Six people
were taken from the debris in an
■ injured condition, one seriously. No
loss of life.
Wyoming's Big Fair.
Douglas, Wyo., Sept. 25.—The pro
. of mine, farm and orchard are display
ed to their best advantage at the Wy
' oming State Fair, which opened here
' today under conditions devoting an
' unusually successful exhibition. "A
good programme of races has been
( arranged for the week. Many visitors
, are already in the city. Among the
[ arrivals are many members of the
; State Teachers' Association, whose an
' nual convention opens tonight and will
j continue during the next two days.
Schooner Towed In.
3 Norfolk, Va., Sept. 25.—The schoon
j er Laura C. Anderson from Charles
, ton, with crossties for New York,
r was towed into Hampton Roads last
' night) l The Anderson suffered con
j s'derably, lost her jib-boom and fore
topmast and all attachments. She
s is leaking.
: Paul Stensland, Bank Wrecker
' Spent Last Night in His Cell
I - . .
New YorK, Sept. 25. —The discom
fort of the night in a narrow and bed
less cell which was experienced by
Paul O. Stensland, former president
cf the Milwaukee Avenue State Bank,
of Chicago, who was returned from
Morocco last night a prisoner on the
JLY. Democrats and
Tin FIVE NEGRO
Band ot Negro Prisoners, Among
Whom were 18 Murderers Re
belled Against Officers. Offi
cers Held at Bay Two Hours.
Atlanta Riots Incited Negroes.
Knoxville, Tena., Sept. 25. —Thirty-
fve negro prisoners, including 18
murderers, two of whom are sen
tenced to die, rebelled against the
jailer at the Knox county jail last
Bight, refusing to go from the corri
cer into their cells.
For two hours they kept the offi
cers at bay.
Although inclosed behind bars four
if the officers were cut with bottles
thrown by the prisoners, and C. A.
I-.eeder, Jr., son of the sheriff, was
Ihe jailer's turned the hose on
• the refractory negroes, but this fren
zied them. The negroes finally cap
tured the hose and turned it on the
officers and then attacked the latter
' vith bottles, plates, cups and saucers
and with broom handles on the end
cf which open knives were fastened.
Three of the officers were hemmed
.n by the negroes and had to draw
" their pistols in order t to get out of
5 the range of the bottles.
The arrival of the sheriff and po
s hce finally quelled the negroes.
The trouble is said to have re
i suited from the negroes reading of
i the Atlanta riots.
) News Notes and Personal Items —
• New Cotton Gins.
! Matthews, Sept. 25.—The people of
. our town and community had the
I priviledge of hearing Dr. Miller, of
t Sardis, preach last Sunday at the
> Presbyterian Church. Quite a crowd
t attended the service in spite of the
. unfavorable weather.
Our people will be given a treat
' this afternoon and evening in the
■ way of a one-ring circus given by
• George W. Rentz & Co.
Mrs. J. A. Bennett continues very
ill at her home. Her friends have
very little hope of her recovery.
, Mrs. William Freeman, who has
! been very sick for the past two
L months, is improving.
i A bright youth, Master Otto Pitt
l man, died last week and was burried
j in the Matthews cemetery.
; Mr. Ben Wolf, of Sharon, has been
; visiting in our town,
i Mrs. J. H. Hood, of Charlotte, is
t visiting her sister, Mrs. J. A. Ben
The new firm of Hood & Simpson
have opened up an enterprising busi
ness in the way of a livery, sale and
. Our community has good accommo
. df.tions in the way of ginneries. Five
» big gins are operated by Funderburk
- Bros, on Church street, while the
i Matthews Manufacturing Co. on
- South Main street have a new and
I up-to-date ginnery and are busy late
ROBBERY AT MORVEN.
Wadesboro, Sept. 25. —The mer
, chants and clerks of the thriving town
! cf Morven, seven miles from here on
i the Atlantic Coast Line, were sur
i prised this morning on going to their
stores to find that several of the
most prominent stores in the place
had been robbed;
The burglars were amateurs and it
- is-surprising that they were able to
- behave as they did and not arouse
5 the citizens.
i Four stores, those of Messrs. T. J.
>- Ballard, Little & Co., T. V. Hardison
1 end Henry Liles suffered from the
Marauders. Mr. Ballard is the great
est loser. A number of watches and
pistols were taken from his store
j amounting in value to about $2OO.
Entrance was effected through doors,
windows and transomC
"Your friend, that political leader,
" seems anxious to get into society. Do
• you think h6 will?"
: "No; he has.no family tree."
"He's pretty solid with the plain
i people, though."
s "Yes, he has a plum tree that in
charge Of the wrecking the institu
tion, was followed today by the ad
ditional unpleasant details of a po
lice examination; after which he was
.measured by Bertillon system and
The formalities incident to the re
moval to Chicago were carried out
in the distriet attorney's office.
I)— 1 *
THE BEST JOB PRINTING OF
ALU KINDS AT THI3 OFFICE.
Both Democrats and Repub
licans of New York Open
To-day. Few Definite
Steps Taken so Far. Hot
Factional Pights in both
Jerome May Withdraw.
Nixon Selected Chairman.
A Victory for Tammany.
Chairman Odell Calls Con
vention to Order at 12:20.
Buffalo, N. Y., September 25. —The
late conferences following the meeting
last night of Democratic State commit
-1 tee did not deter the delegates of the
State convention from appearing. At
; noon State chairman Meyer, introduc
ed the temporary chairifian, Lewis Nix
! on, of New York, former leader of
, Tammany Hall. • ,
A permanent organization may not
! be reached until Wednesday. There is
, apparently a disposition to put over
the serious work of the convention
until to-morrow when it is planned to
adopt a platform and name candidates
for governor, lieutenant-governor, sec
. retary of state, state comptroller, at
torney general,, state treasurer, and
state engineer and surveyor.
i Three of the candidates for gover
nor, Hearst, Jerome and Sulzer,
; from New York county; Gaynor is
from Kings county, and Adam is mayor
of this city. Others are talked of in
the event of a dead lock which is re
garded as not improbable.
District Attorney Jerome's candidacy
was poetically withdrawn at the ad
, journed meeting of the so-called Al
bany conference of the anti-Hearst
; Democrats. At the meeting which was
attended by representatives from about
! 25 counties it was decided that the
delegates opposed to the nomination
of Hearst should concentrate on either
Gaynor or Adam.
A Tammany Victory.
Jerome would make no statement.
He has let it be generally understood
during the past few days that his
object in entering the race was for
Ihe purpose of defeating the nomina
tion of Hearst. Any combination that
could accomplish this would be satis
factory to him.
The selection of Nixon as a tempo
rary chairman was the first Tammany
victory. It is also regarded as a point
Nixon spoke briefly. The Republi
can party, he said, was entrenched in
power in both state and nation. The
State victory which he predicted,
would be a forerunner of a national
victory. f \
A Twenty-Four Minutes Session.
When the necessary preliminary
work was completed the convention
adjourned to 11 o'clock . tomorrow,
the session having lasted twenty-four
Negro Offers Resolution.
On motion of Charles Anderson, the
colored, delegate from New York, a
resolution denouncing the mob •vio
lence and lynching and demanding
equal protection for all races, was ,
adopted by unanimous consent with a
Routine business was concluded and
the convention took a recess till 11
Everything Is Vague.
Saratoga, Sept. 25. —There has been
no such crystalization of sentiment in
favor of any one candidate for the Re
publican nomination for governor as
to make it possible to predict with ac
"■ curacy the choice that will be made
by the State convention called to or
der at noon. Ex-Governor Black has
[developed some strength, but is quot
ed as saying that he will be a candi
date only on the unanimous demand
of the delegates; and New Yorjc coun
ty, with 150 votes, is alleged to be op
posed to him, and for Charles E.
Hughes, insurance investigator. Lieu
fcenant-Oovernor Bruce's friends are
hopeful that he will be chosen. X here
has been some talk of Secretary Root
and Judge Hiscoclt, bu«. it cannot be
said to have taken definite form in
favor of either.
Convention f}alled to Order.
' State Chairman Odell called'the con
vention to order at 12:20 and Con
gressman Driscoll, of Syracuse, was\
i chosen temporary chairman.
An Average of 26 People Killed Daily
Washington, Sept. 25. —During the
year ending June 30th, according to
the statement by the inter-State
Commerce Commission, an average of
, 2C people were killed and 238 injured
a day on the railroads in the United
States. The total number killed dur
ing the year is 9,703, injured 3C.008.
Prepose To Send Troops.
Washington, Sept. 25. —Th£ battle-'*
ship Texas cruisers Brooklyn
Columbia, and aqxiliery cruiser Prariej
are being put in readiness for the
■ transportation of troops to Cuba v if
the necessity arises.