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MOBILE IS SLOWLY
EFFECTS OP STORM
No Storm Appeared During Night.
Telegraphic Facilities Being
Restored. Streets Cleared Away
Relief Work Progressing. Aid
for Sufferers is Greatly Needed.
Forty-four Lighthouses Either
Swept into Sea or Greatly Dam
aged, Four Lighthouse Keep
ers Drowned' During Hurricane
' is* Reported.
Mobile. October 2. —No storm ap
peared during the night and there is
none immediately at hand. The ba
rometer is still low but the decline is
gradual and although some wind may
strike the city, no storm of great se
verity is expectedd.
The telegraphic facilities are grad
ually being restored. The railroads
except the Louisville and Nashville are
running on time. The city streets have
been cleared and save for the battered
conditions of many buildings Mobile
is outwardly as good as ever.
The relief work for the stricken com
munities down the bay is working ad
mirably. Food, clothing and bedding
is being furnished rapidly as .possible
although there is still much suffering.
There is need for all supplies
that can be sent in from outside points.
4 4 Lighthouses Ruined.
New Orleans, La., October 2.—Forty
four lighthouses were either swept into
the sea and lost or the structures so
badly damaged that no lights can be
shown, and four lighthoqse keepers
were drowned during the last week's
hurricane is the summary of the re
port by the United States Lighthouse
These lights were located on the
coast TtiMi islands between the
mouth of the Mississippi river and
The inspector did not investigate the
lighthouse losses between Mobile and
May Call for Help.
Pensacola, Oct. 2.—After a restless
niglu Pensacola awoke to renew the
work of rescue and rebuilding. Gover
nor Broward wired Mayor Bliss that
if tho citizens desired, he would imme
diately issue a proclamation calling
upon the state and outside world for
assistance. The offer has not baen
accepted, the city believing that it
can pull through Without assistance.
Death of Master Cook.
Wake Forest College, October 2. —
Mr. Edwin Cooke was called to his I
home at LouisbUrg Saturday night
on the account of the death ft his
nephew, Master Francis Neal Cook,
Jr., aged 12 years, who died at Louis
burg Saturday night after a long ill
ness of typhoid fever. Deceased was
a son of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Cooke and
a grandson of Judge and Mrs. C M.
Cooke. Owing to the extreme illness
of his sister there were no funeral
services. Rev. Mr. Crudup made a sim
ple prayer at the grave. Among the
family who came to Louisburg to at
tend the funeral were Judge Cooke and
Mr. Edwin Cooke.
Two Official Removed.
Washington, Oct. 2. —The President
has removed Vivian J. Fagin, United
States marshal of the southern dis
trict of Ohio, upon the report of the
eivil service commission that he has
been :;uilty of making political assess
ments and Marshal O'Neill of the wes
tern district of Louisiana, on the alle
gation of general unfitness as disclosed
by the report of the commisisoner of
the department of justice.
A little show girl
i 1 Now and then.
Is what upsets
A lot of men.
1M LIKELY BE
SENT TO HAVANA
The Proposition is Considered at
Cabinet Meeting to Send Ma
goon to Havana to Act as Rpe
resentative of Civil Branch ct
Washington,, Oct. 2. —The first cabi
net meeting for over three months
was held at the Whit§ House, attended
by Pviri, Bcnaparte, Wilson, Metcalf,
Cortelyou and Moody, absentees being
Taft, Shaw and Hitchcock.
Cuba occupied the most
conspicuous place in the discussion.
It is understood that a proposition
was considered to send Magoon, late
governor of the canal zone, to Havana
to act as representative of the civil
branch of the War Department in case
such an official is deemed necessary.
THE HICKORY DEMOCRAT
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INSURANCE DEPT. CLOSED.
Department Closed on Account of
Death .of Infant Son of Insurance
Raleigh, N. C.. October 2—The
State Department of Insurance was
closed this morning on aefcount of the
death of little Francis Nicholls Young,
the infant son of Insurance Commis
sioner James R. Young, which occur
red last night.
The little fellow had been sick for
several weeks. The funeral was held
at 10:30 o'clock. The remains were
carried to Henderson for burial.
NEGRO KILLED POLICEMAN.
Policeman Petticord Died From Ef
fects of Shot—Big Reward Offered
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 2. —Police-
man Petticord died from a bullet
wound inflicted by George Williams, a
negro, now under arrest. Jesse Coe,
a nsgro desperado, who killed Patrol
man Russel at the time Petticord was
shot by Williams, is still at large. A
S6OO reward is offered.
LIQUOR AND MURDER.
Man Crazed by Drink Opens Fire on
Men in Saloon With Fatal Results.
Oklanoma City, Oct. * 2. —Crazed
from liquor, John F. Noble, of Mem
phis, fired six shots into a crowd of
men in the saloon fatally wounded
George Williams, a butiher, and dan
gerously wounding John Thompson, a
painter. Noble was arrested.
Wheeler, Ala.. Oct. 2. —A number
of guests from out of town are hqre
for today's wedding of Miss Carrie
Payton Wheeler, daughter of the late
Gen. Joseph Wheeler, and Mr. Gor
con M. Buck of New York city. The
ceremony takes place this evening at
the Wheeler country home here. The
bride is the youngest of the four
daughters of the renowned fighter.
Mr. Buck, like his bride, is a South
erner, who has resided In New York
for several years. He is a lawyer
and was graduated from the Univer
sity of Virginia in 1894.
Dowie to Remain.
Chicago, Oct. 2. —A few hours be
fore the time of the intended departure
for Mexico, Dowie decided to remain
in Zion City indefinitely. His sudden
change of' plans caused a great sur
Battleship Texas Sails.
Norfolk, Va., Oct. 2.-r-The battleship
Texas which was recaKed after having 1
been hurriedly fo«- Cuba
with marines and supplies sailed
again this morning.
FIRST DETACHMENT !
LEAVE FOR CUBA
Amid Cheers and Goodbyes of
Sweethearts and Friends 900
Men Set Sail tor Cuba. Many
Troops Now en Route to New
New York City, October 2:—Amid
cheers, the farewells of wives, sweet
hearts and friends. 900 men compos
ing the first portion of the Cuban expe
ditionary force to sail from New York
direct to the island sailed at noon on
board the transport Sumner. \
The troops on the Sumner compriip
three battallions of the sth infantiy,
two battallions of engineers and a hos
pital corps detachment.
En Route to Newport News.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 2. —Practical-
ly all the troops of the first Cuban ex
pedition are now en route to Newport
News, where they begin to arrive to
morrow or Thursday and immediately
embark on the transports awaiting
Cruiser Sails for Cuba.
Philadelphia, Oct. 2. —The armored
cruiser Brooklyn with 400 marines,
ammunition, stores and medical sup
plies sailed for Cuba.
United Irish League Meets.
. Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 2.—One of
the most notable gatherings of men
been in Philadelphia in a long time
r.ten whose life aim and work has
been to better the condition of Ire
land and to secure for that country
self-government—assembled here to
day for the national convention of
the United Irish League of America.
Hundreds of delegates and interested
spectators filled the Academy of
Music when the convention was
formally called to order by the na
tional president, John Finerty of
Chicago. T. P. O'Connor and .Ed
ward Blake, representatives of the
Irish party in the British parliament,
occupied places of honof on the
stage and Were given an enthusiastic
ovation by the assemblage. After
the usual preliminaries incident to
the opening of the gathering had
been disposed of the convention went
into executive session.
Ohio Charities Conference.
Marietta, 0., Oct. 2.—Many dele
gates are in Marietta to attend the
sixteenth annual State conference of
Charities and Correction, which will
be in session here during the re
mainder of the week. A wide varie
ty of subjects are slated fon discus
sion. The two principal speakers to
be heard are Hastings H. Hart, su
perintendent* of the Illinois Children's
Home and Aid Society, and Alexan ;
der Johnson, secretary of the Na
tional Conference of Charities and
With APCLO OILS Tp FrccL Ofrl»er -for
And Her Name Wss Maud.
HOW TO SEND AID TO
American National Red Cross to
Receive Contributions for Re
lief of Sufferers in the Gulf
States. Contributions May be
Sent to National Treasurer.
Washington, D. C., October 2. —The
American National Red Cross decided
to receive contributions for the reliei
of the storm sufferers in the Gulf
States and sent appropriate instruct*
long tQ the President of all Staje
Persons living in a State which has
no Red Cross branches many sand
contributions to the national treasur
er, Charles Hallam Keep, assistant
Secretary of the United States Treas
IRISH LEAGUE OF AMRICA.
Opened Jo-Day with 700 Delegates
Philadelphia, Pa.. October 2. —The
annual convention of the United Irish
League of America opened with 700
Among them are O'Donovan Rossa,
T. P. O'Connor, leader of Ireland's
cause in the English Parliament, John
Redmond and Edward Blake, mem
bers of the English Parliament.
A NEW CHARGE OF MURDER.
Chas. Peacock Taken from Jail to An
swer Charge of Murder.
Norfolk, Va., Oct. 2. —Charles S. Pea
cock of Smithfield, N. C., who has been
in the local jail on a minor charge,
was taken to Smithfield to answer the
charge of murder and robbery.
Mr. Cook Buys Paper.
Maxton, N. C., October 2.—Mr. Leon
T. Cook, an attorney of this place,
has purchased the "Scottish Chief,"
from Mr. Jos. E. Avent and expects to
take charge shortly. He expects to
get a capable man to run the same. Mr.
Avent has accepted the position of
superintendent of the Morganton grad
ed schools, and has already taken up
his work there.
Abe Attel and Harry Powers to Fight
Los Angeles, Oct. 2. —Abe Attel and
Harry Parker will meet in Los Angeles
before the Pacific Athletic Club for
the featherweight championship of the
world in a round about October 30th.
While Driving in Outskirts M,
Hazer, the Swedish Vice Con
sul, was Murdered. The As
sas sins Escaped, William
Stuart Killed Last May.
Batum, Trans-Caucasia, October 2. —
M. Hagar, the Swedish Vice-Consul
was mortally wounded while driving in
the outskirts and died in the hospital.
The Murderers escaped.
Hager, is tlie second consular officer
murdered during the last five months,
the first victim being William E. Stu
art, American Vice-Consul, who was
shot and killed at his country place
near here May 20th.
When a man talks about "accept
ing" a job it is a sign the salary is
HICKORY, N. C.. THURSDAY OCTOBER 4, 1906,
CONDITION OF CROP
IS 71.6 PER CENT
Government Issues Report up to
September 25th. Local Mar
ket on the Upward Trend, De
spite Fact that Futures Went
OfMen to Twelve Points.
Washington, D. C., October 2
The Agriculture Department re
ports the" condition of cotton to Sep
tember 25 at 71.6.
The condUtor ,/same date as last
yeaT was 71.2.
The ten year average is 66.7.
By States: Virginia, North and
South Carolina, 66; Georgia and Ala
bama, 68; Florida, 64; Mississippi,
Tennessee and Oklahoma, 75; Texas
and Indian Territory, 74; Louisiana,
73; Arkansas, 76; Missouri, 82.
The government report on the condi
tion of the cotton crop was received
here this afternoon at 1 o'clock. The
report gave the condition at 71.G per
cent, against 74 4nd a fraction last
month. The market went ofT about
12 points. The Charlotte market was
not materially affected either way.
Despite such a report as was today
handed out by the government it is a
pretty generally conceded fact that the
cotton market is now on the upward
trend. The fact that the report was
not much lower than was given by the
government officials is not surprising
when it is remembered that the state
ment was issued on reports received
from all over the country up to Sept.
'2sth. The disaster that has swept the
South Atlantic states since that time
did not enter into this report at all.
Along the track of the hurricane that
prevailed in the lower Gulf States
the crop is said to be practically ruin
ed. This is not a great cotton produc
ing area, but when the reports from
Mississippi, Alabama and portions of
Louisiana came in Bhowing that the
wind had been inestimably detrimen
to the crop in that great section, prices
took a jump immediately.
Added to the damage suffered in
this section, the Piedmont region has
been materially hurt by the incessant
rains, and even those who held out
during all September that the yield
would be heavy,, are now ready to
admit that the crop has been cut short
to a serious decree.
The cotton offered for sale on the
local market bears out this statement.
Its condition, stained, wet, and discol
ored, is very unsatisfactory to the spin
ners, and of course the loss falls on
the growers. A few days of fair weath
er would contribute in remedying this
defect; but unless the rains Cease at
an early date, the outlook is most dis
One farmer was told that if hi 3 cot
ton was of good variety he could easi
ly get ten cents for it. But he only had
one bale on the market, and it was in
the usual condition, badly stained.
The farmers are confidently expecting
the market to continue to advance
and are holding their staple just as
long as possible with this in view.
The present conditions seem to add
foundation to their belief.
The farmers have not only suffered
extremely in the damage wrought to
cotton, but other products have not
escaped the baneful effects of too much
rain. Farmers who have peavine hay
and reap neat sums from the market
on this product have been heavy losers.
Hundreds of tons have been lost, or
seriously damaged. That which has
been mowed remained in the field un
til it was ruined, and that which is
still uncut has fallen down until it
will be almost impossible to reap it.
The hay crop is a big item to the
farmer of this section of the country
and the loss which attends the market
ing of this crop is as distinct as the
cotton loss. v .
* OF COTTON CROP
Census Bulletin Issued Reports
2,044,426 Bales of Cotton
Ginned of this Years Crop up
to September 25th. Report ot
Washington, D. C., Oct. 2. —The Cen
sus bulletin reports 2,044,426 bales of
cotton ginned of the present crop to
September 25, counting round bales as
For the same period last year 2,355,-
715 bales were ginned.
Report By State.
Washington, Oct. 2.—The census
i ginning report by states is as follows:
Alabama, 2,61/; Arkansas, 1,346;
Florida, 194; Georgia, 3,553; Indian
Territoiy, 340; Kentucky 1; Louisi
ana, 1,551; Mississippi, 2657; Mis
souri, 30; North Carolina, 1,567; Okla
homa, 18S; South Carolina, 2,332; Ten
nesee 264.; Texas, 3,871.
Trying to Escape the Chair.
Columbus, 0., Oct. 2. —The case of
Frank Castor, a Michigan boy now
' :n the State penitentiary annex here
awaiting the death penalty for the
murder of a Columbus police officer,
came up for hearing in the Supreme
Court today. The case has already
been carried through the common
pleas and circuit courts, in both of
which he was found guilty of murder
in the first degree.
Missouri Sheep Breeders Organize.
Sedalia, Mo., Oct. 2. —Missouri
cheep breeders met at the State fair
here today and took the initial steps
for the formation of a State associa
tion, which will have for its aims the
protection of the breeders' interests
and the promotion of the industry in
Case of Caleb Powers.
Georgetown, Ky., Oct. 2.—The case
of Caleb Powers, under sentence of
death for assassination of Governor
Goebel was passed to the February
term by agreement.
Michigan K. of P.
Traverse City, Mich., Oct. 2.—The
business section of this city is gay
today with Pythians whoso annual
encampment is in progress. The
meeting of the grand lodge the com
petitive drills and other features of
the program have attracted a large
number of members of the order and
ether visitors from all sections of
MAKE MAIL MATTER
Assistant Postmaster Hubbard Re
commends to Postal Commis
sion that Second Class Mail
Matter be Made Self-sustain
ing by Carrying in Bulk.
New York, Oct. 2.—Assistant Fost
master Hubbard, of Chicago, recom
mended to the Postal Commission in
session here that second-class mail
matter be made self-sustaining by car
rying it in bulk outside of the mail
ur increasing the rate to two cents a
pound to news agents, three cents to
subscribers and advertisers, the aboli
tion of the sample copy privilege and
the transient rate and the compulsory
routing of second class matter by pub
It was said the cost of handling the
unrouted mail is 41 cents and of the
routed mail four cents per hundred
STATtSVILLE N EWS
Statesville, N. C.. October 2. —The
Iredell-Alexander Medical Society held
its regualr quarterly meeting here yes
terday. This being the meeting for the
election of officers for the coming
year, the following were elected: Dr
M. R. Adams president; i)r. W. G.
Nicholson, of Harmony, vice-president *
Dr. J. E. McLaughlin, secretary and
treasurer. Dr. B. M. Yount was elected
a delegate, with Dr. Arch. Conysbell
as alternate to the meeting of the State
society to be held at Morehead City,
next spring. Dr. T. E. Anderson was
elected a member of the board of cen
sus and Dr. P. L. Shayse was made
secretary of the deligent committee.
Dr. F. A. Caysenter, of Mooresville,
was admitted as a member of the so
ciety. Dr. T. E. Anderson rood an
interesting paper before the society on
tuberculosis. The next mealing of the
society wil be held in Mooresville, Jan
Unknown parties entered the store
of Christopher and Keller, on the
Boulevard, Saturday night and took
therefrom $1.50 in money, a shoulder
of meat, a gold watch and several oth
er small articles. An entrance to the
store was effected through a window.
The police are at work on the case,
but so far there is no clue as to the
guilty party. j
Miss Lila Kurfees has taken a posi
tion with the T. M. Miller company as
A stalk of corn 181-2 feet high,
grown by Mr. >l. P. Watt, was on exhi
bition at Fry and Philips' store yester
day. There was only one ear on the
stalky and it was at a point 14 feet from
Ha& Never Changed its Rates.
Chicago, 111., October 2. —The United
States Railway Service Mutual Benefit
Association, the membership of which
is confined to railway postal clerks,
began its third annual convention in
Chicago today. The reports presented
by Pres. C. E. Lancaster of Kansas
City, Secretary, and Treasurer W. S.
Corning of this city and other officials
show the affairs of the association to
he in a satisfactory condition. Among
mutual benefit organizations the as
sociation is unique in that, during its
existence of over thirty years, it has
never changed its rates nor has It
ever failed to meet its obligations.
MAN FOUND DEAD 111
Dead Body ot Albinus McLean
Found this Morning at Maxton
with Hole Through Head.
Thought to have Been Murder
ed Sunday Night.
Maxton, N. C., Oct. 2. —Albinus Mc-
Leon was found dead with a hole
through his head.
It is thought someone killed him
He was about seventy-five years of
age. An inquest will be held.
Rev. E. E. Ervin Will Probably
Wadesboro Presbyterian Church —
Sale of Real Estate.
Wadesboro, N. C.> Oct. 1. —Rev.E. E.
Ervin, of Kingstree, S. C., preached in
the Presbyterian church yesterday
morning and at night. Mr. E. is here
looking over the field with a view of
accepting a call to this field. Mr. E.,
while not a brilliant orator, is a most
lovable teacher and his manner of dis
pensing the Word is most pleasing.
We hope the church will extend an
The "Grand Union," a benevolent
society of the colored race, paraded in
North Wadesboro yesterday. One of
their number preached to the order in
one of the colored churches of the
Three lots were sold last Saturday
in South Wadesboro. Messrs. E. V.
Fenton, Jeff Rhyne and Neal Bowman
were the purchasers. The lots were
bought of Mr. Rich Tarlton and each
lot contained 1 1-2 acres and had one
half acre frontage. The lots brought
These parties will commence the erec
tion of cottages at an early day.
Robert Tarlton, a young son of Mr.
Jabez Tarlton, died last Friday and
was buried at Deep Creek Saturday.
Saturday was the largest cotton day
of the year. The amount reached
near 200 bales. The highest price
paid was 9.60.
Prof. W. A. Smith, of Ansonville,
was down Saturday evening viewing
the remains of his building, (the opera
house). The Major will soon com
mence the erection of a modern build
ing to take the place of the old build
ing. Smoke is still coming from the
debris of the buildings destroyed by
the late fire.
The sick in our midst are all im
proving and are in a state of con
"Can't you find any work at all?"
asked the kind lady of Frayed Frank
lin - .■
"Plenty, mum. But everybody wants
references from me last employer."
"Can't you get them?"
"No, mum. He's been dead twenty
THE BEST JOB PRINTING OF
ALU KINDS AT THIS OFFICE.
WOH BEHBETT CUP
111 BALLfION RACE
Aero Club Receives Dispatch To
day Stating that Last Contest
ant in Balloon Race for Gordon
Bennett Cup had Landed, th's
Lieut. Lahm, of Sixth U. S. Caval
ry in Balloon United States,
Won Race. Covered 415 Miles.
Got Cash Prize ot $2,900.
Rolls Won Endurance Prize,
Paris, France, October 2. —All un
certainty regarding the results of the
balloon race for the James Gordon
Bennett cup which started from here
Sunday was ended at noon when a de
spatch received by the Areo Club an
nouncing that Rolls and his companion,
.the balloon Britannia, landed at
Sandringham upland last night, thus
establishing that Lieutenant Lahm,
Sixth United States Cavalry, the Ame
rican competitor who descended near
Whitby yesterday afternoon in the
United States is the winner.
r Von Wilier of Italy, second; Count
De La Vaulx of France was .third, and
i Rolls, of Great Britain was fourth.
With the exception of Salamanca,
the Spanish aeronaut, Lahm was the
Lahm covered 415 miles against 370
by Von Wilier his nearest competitor.
The beautiful cup, presented for the
competition by Bennett, became the
trophy of the Aero Club of America.
First cash of $2,000 goes to
Lahm and the endurance medal to
Rolls, who was the longest in the air.
CHAPEL HILL NEWS.
A Delightful Dance by The Gimghouls
—News and Notes.
Chapel Hill, Oct. 2. —The Order of
Gimghouls gave quite a v delightful in
formal dance in the Gimghoul Lodge
last Saturday evening from 8.30 to
12. The dance was gracefully led by
Mr. W. S. O'B. Robinson, Jr. The lodge
was tastefully decorated in the colos
sal colors of the order, red and black,
together with hanging moss. Refresh
ments were served by Mars Jesse jn
his characteristic style and Prof. Duns
ton with his band furnished the music
for the occasion. During intermis
sions the couples promenaded on the
The participants were: Mr. N. C.
Curtis with Miss Margaret Alexander,
of. Chapel Hill; Dr. De R. Hamilton
with Miss Axson of Princeton, N. J.;
J. B. Jones with Miss Howe, of Prjnct
'ton, N. J.; L. S. Green with Miss
Cooke, New York City; Mr. R. R.
Bridges with Miss Carol Gray, of RaU
eigh; Mr. F. Hutchison with' Miss Ar
cher, Chapel Hill; Mr. Eben Alexander
with Mrs. Alexander, Chapel Hill; Mr.
C. T. Woolen with Miss Bessie Rober
son, Chapel Hill; Mr. Manlius Orr with
Miss DaisiSN&llen, Salisbury; Mr. B.
Perry with Mrs. Vance.
Chaperones: Dr. and Mrs. How«,
Mrs. Howe of Princeton, N. J.; Dr.
and Mrs. Mangum, Dr. and Mrs. R&per,
Dr. and Mrs. Lawson.
Stags: Messrs W. S. eßrnard, Green
Berkley, Herty, W. S. O'B. Rooinson,
Jr., E. K. Graham, Percy Whitaker,
Coker, Dolly, Jiickerson, Mills, Holt,
Haywood, Johnnie Pemberton, Hubert
Hill, Jas T. McAden, Jr., Joe Pogue,
W. H. S. Burgwyn. *
Dr. and Mrs. Pratt entertained the
members of the Alpha Tan Omega fra
ternity last Friday evening, of which
Dr. Pratt is an honored member.
Mrs. George Howe on last Thursday
evening gave a charming reception to
members of the faculty in honor of her
mother-in-law, Mrs. Howe, Mrs. Gillard
and Misses Gray, Howe, Axson.
Mrs. Noobryde—Fred is late again
tonight. What would you do if your
husband never same home until the
dinner was stone cold?
Mrs. Trongmind—l'd make it hot
TIE DEPOSED CUBAN
Ex-President Palma, Valiant Lead
er of Ltbeity. Seeking Cubans,
Says Farewell to friends and
Accompanied by Family Departs
Havana, Oct. 2. —Ex-President
Palma left the palace at nine this
He said farewell to his many friends
and then, accompanied by his family,
departed for Matanzas.
His departure was witnessed by a
small gathering of loungers in front of
I the palace, but there wase no demon