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GOV'T TO ENFORCE
EIGHT HOUR LAW
TO THE LETTER
Attorney General Moody
Issues Instructions to U.
S. Attorneys in Regard
to the Rigid Prosecution
of Eight Hour Law.
Any Compaints of Viola
tion of Law in Any of
Must be Thoroughly In
Washington, D. C., Nov. 13. —Attor-
ney General Moody issued a circular
letter of instructions to the United
c.ates attorneys regarding the prose
cutions of violations of the eight
hour law, in which he says the gov
ernment has determined upon the
i.iiet enforcement of this statute as
relating to the public works of the
All United States attorneys are di
iected diligently to investigate ah
complaints which may come to them
l'uni any source of the violation of
the law and upon their own initiative
u> make an investigation if there ap
y.ars any reasonable ground for sus
pecting a violation and where suffi
cient evidence can be secured ii
must be submitted to the grand jury
v.itii the view to securing indictment.
EOMB-TH ROWER IDENTIFIED.
i.lan Who Threw uomb at Prefect of
Police is Identified Today.
Moscow, Nov. 13.—The police have
: U milled the man who yesterday
threw a bomb at Gen. Rheinbot, the
prefect of police, as the brother of
Madimir Mazury, leader of the flying
group of Terrorists, captured here
Srept. 12, and executed Sept. 14 for
the murder of Col. Leshinikoff, of
the secret police.
The third brother, Sorgei Mazury,
\ as executed for participation in the
hi. Fetersburg customs robbery, and
ue fourth is in prison here for mem
bership in a revolutionary organiza
Gen. Rheinbot 4efend3 his action in
shooting the Terrorist after the lat
ter had been seized by two police
men on the ground that Mazury was
malting a desperate struggle to es
cape and succeedeu in drawing a re
volver and firing a shot at the pre
set of police.
ASHEViLLE MAN KILLED.
Met Death in F?r-Off Washington-
Left Ashevilie in April.
Asheville, Nov. 13— Constable F.
Mack Jones has received a telegram
irom Aberdeen, Washington, stating
iLat his-wife's brotner, Walter Hyatt,
l>ad been killed there and asking
what disposition be made of the body
The telegram did not tell how tiie
killing occurred but as Hyatt was an
engineer in a saw mill there it is
opposed that he v. 7 as killed in the
r. Hyatt left here April 15 and
brother, Dan, who sent the tele-
am had been in Washington for
cut two years. The dead man had
vt.l all his life in Buncombe county
ad had many frienas here.
The Thaw Csoe.
New York. Nov. 13— D. M. Del mar,
California lawyer engaged as chief
counsel for Harry K. Thaw, said to-day
he had visited Thaw in his cell in the
tombs prison and found him a nervous
wreck. Delmar said:
' Judging from my single interview
v-ith him, which took place yesterday
afternoon, the young man is laboring
viudof great excitement and is evident
ly of a highly nervous temperament.
Bank Wrecker Confesses
Gets Fine and Two Years
Cleveland, 0., Nov. 13— J. R. Zim
merman pleaded guilty to the charge
c i consDiring to wreck a national
bank in the Federal Court here and
vas sentenced to serve two years in
the penitentiary and pay a fine of
Zimmerman was chairman of the
board of directors of the Wooster,
0.. National Bank, which failed about
two years ago.
Condition of Presid
Castro is Nearing Crisis
Wiilemstad, Island of Curacoa, Nov.
13.—The latest advices received here,
from Caracas confirm the previous re- ■
pcrts to the effect that President Cas
tro's illness is apprbaching a climax
and that his physicians believe it is
impossible for him to recover.
The Venezuela Rebel leader Montil
la, is again in arms, and has twice de-;
feated the government troops and i
threatened to piliage the town of
Serious disturbances are feared ii/|
case of the death of President Castro.
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BIVENS DENIED BAIL.
Raleigh Man Will Have to Stay in
Jail Until Trial—Adoption of Text
Raleigh, Nov. 13. —Judge Geo. H.
| Brown of the Supreme Court has de
| r-ied bail to H. J. Bivens, the Sea
board Air Line policeman who shot
j to death an unknown man who was
! stealing a ride on a freight train
I Oct. 27. The greater part of the
; evidence in the case was heard by
Judge Brown Saturday and Judge
Brown announced his decision yes
terday. In making his ruling deny
ing bail to Bivens Judge 6rown said
among other things that there was
considerable doubt about how the
shots at the fleeing man were fired
l.y the officer and that taken alto
gether he did not think it had been
shown that Bivens was entitled to
bail." He said he would not give all
liis reasons for refusing bail lest it
would prejudice Biven's case on trial.
No additional clues to the identity oi
the man Bivens killed have been dis
covered and it is supposed now that
his identity will never be learned.
The Stale Board of Education has
postponed action in the matter of the
adoption of text books on North
Carolina history, civics and pede
gcgy for use in the public schools
until Jan. 1, with the understanding
that if certain manuscript books ot
tered for adoption are completed in
the meantime the adoption with take
i-Tace at once without regard to the
date of postponement. One of the
North Carolina histories was offered
in complete manuscript and also the
civics by W. J. Peele of Raleigh.
CASE AGAINST STANDARD.
It is Highly Probable That a Case
Will Shortly Be Brought Against
the Standard Oi! Company.
Washington, D. C., Nov. 13. —At-
torney General Moody held a final
conference with Messrs. Morrison
Kellogg and Mr. Purdy, assistant to
the attorney general, on Standard
While all concerned are reticent as
to the action to be taken, there is no
longer any doubt that a suit will be
entered within a few days against
the Standard Oil Co., of New Jersey,
under the Sherman anti-trust law.
After a man has been married a
couple of years he acts as if he had
rescued the other fellows who didn"t
get her from drowning.
Case Karl Hau
American Consular General
at London Forwards In
formation Regarding Case
of Washington Lawyer
Charged with Murder.
London, England, Nov. 13. —At the
request of the State department at
Washington, the American Consul-Gen
eral at London, Mr. Wynn, has for
warded all information available re
specting the case of Karl Hau, alias
Stau, lawyer of Washington, D. C., ar
rested in London,* November 8, charg
ed with the murder of his mother-in
law at Baden-Baden.
The embassy and consulate gen
eral communicated with Hau, asking
whether he wished for assistance as an
American citizen but he did not reply.
The German officials here expect the
extradition papers to reach London
Hau has not yet engaged counsel.
HETTY GREEN AGIN' TRUSTS.
People Will Revolt, She Says, and Fill
the Streets With Gore.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 13—Mrs. Hetty
Green, the richest woman in the United
States, ?s against the trusts. She
thinks them as iniquitous as lawyers,
the limit of her condemnation.
"There is gcing to be a revolution
in this country," said Mrs. Green to
day. "The people are going to revolt
against the oppiessions of the trust?.
There will be a deluge and these
streets will run with blood when the
people are aroused."
NEWS FROM PRESIDENT.
Wireless Message From President
States That all is Well.
Washington. Nov. 13. —According to
a wireless message which reached
the White House over night the battle
ship Louisiana with the President and
party on board was 600 miles off Colon
last night. The weather was reported
fine. A message came from the naval
station at Guantaname to Key We3t
and thence to Washington to the wire
It's a'oun Day Indeed When the Secretary of^State # to Some New Firm in This Section.
FACTS ON SITUATION IN
SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOLS
Death of Two Prominent
Persons at Columbia
Columbia, S. C., November 13. —
Rev. D. B. Ciayton, an evangelist of
the Universalist faith dropped dead
this morning at the home of his son,
William P. Clayton, 1507 Richland
He was stopped to pick up a valise
when the fatal stroke came. Mr. Clay
ton was preparing to go to Mars Hill,
N. C. to visit his daughter, Mrs. Wheel
wright. He was well known in South
Carolina and in North Carolina. He
was S3 years of r:ge.
Capt. Frank B. Fielding, died last!
night at his home in this city after two
weeks illness of brain fever. He leaves
two children, John Fielding of the
Southern railway and Miss Emmie
Fielding and is survived by his wife.
For many years Capt. Fielding had
been n'—'rrm Ur CK i%a
way, at one time running
Charlotte and Columbia and for the
last several years running between
Asheville and Columbia.
Fast Passenger Train Wreck
ed and Every Car Hurled
into Ditch. Miraculous
Escape of All the Passen
St. Louis. Mo., Nov. 13. —A west
hound Missouri Pacific passenger train
while running at full speed was hurl
ed from the track by spreading rails
near Glencoe. 27 miles west of here
today, and beyond cuts and bruises all
on board miraculously escaped.
The entire train plunged into an em
bankment and the track bed was torn
up for 200 feet.
PORT COLLECTOR IN HASTE.
Boston Official Hires a Special Train
to Get to Norfolk.
Petersburg, Va., Nov. 13.—George H.
Lyman, Collector of the Port of Bos-
Lyman, Collector of the Port of Bos
ton, accompanied by a Boston man,
whose name was not learned, arrived
in Richmond this morning on his way
to Norfolk, presumably *on important
business. They were not in time to
catch the Cannon Ball Express for
Norfolk, and came to Petersburg,
where Mr. Lyman chartered a Norfolk
and Western train at a of $l2O to
take him and his friend to their desti
nation. The train consisted of a loco
motive, baggage car and passenger
Highly Respected Citizen Charged
With ' Embezzlement of $lOO,OOO.
Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 13. —A spe
cial from Augusta, Georgia, says E. R.
Derry, one of Augusta's leading busi
ness men and secretary and treasurer
of the Augusta Real Estate and Build
ing Association has been indicted for
embezzlement from the association of
a sum approximating $lOO,OOO.
Thg accused is 60 years old and a
member of an honored and influential
family and has for years occupied a
high position in business and church
Twin Brothers 91.
Amsterdam, N. Y., Nov. 13. —Jacob
Steen who, with his brother, Alonzo
Steen, of Syracuse, are the oldest
twin brothers in the United States, is
critically ill at his home in this city.
The Steens are 91 years old. Until
his present illness, Jacob Steen has
been in remarkable health. He has
all his teeth except two and three
molars. His wife is 82 years old.
HICKORY, N. 0.. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1906,
By Order of President Sec
retary Metcalf Makes
Tnorough Investigation of
Exclusion of Japanese Chil
dren from Schools.
Heard Many Complaints of
Boycotting of Japanese Re
staurants, Etc. Japanese
Newspapers Comment on
San Francisco, Calf., Nov. 13. —Sec-
retary Metcalf who was sent to San
Francisco by President Roosevelt to
investigate the excluding of the Jap
anese children from the schools attend
work and will depart for Washington
to make his report.
He will take with him a great
amount of statistics and facts bearing
on the case. He heard the complaints
of the alleged boycotting of Japanese
restaurants and other places of busi
ness; investigated the cases of assault
on the Japanese, and numerous street
brawls between the Japanese and the
He declined to say what conclusion
he had reached.
Victoria, B. C., Nov. 13.—The Jap
anese newspapers received by the
steamer Empress of China are filled
with comment regarding the anti-Jap
anese demonstration at San Francisco.
Some write very bitterly. The Nip
"The procedure at San Francisco is
disgraceful from the point of view of
American manhood. It is an echo of
the cry of the unfit to be suffered to
survive. Seeing themselves threaten
ed with submergence is the struggle of
life they fall back on the weapons
universally condemned by civiliza
. MAJ. GEN. SHAFTER DEAD. .
Passed Away at Home of Son-in-Law
Twenty Miles From Bakersfield,
at 12:45 Yesterady.
Bakersfield, Cal., Nov. 13. —Major
General William Rufus Shatter, U. S.
A., retired, died at 12:45 p. m. at
the ranch of Captain W. H. McKit
trick, his son-in-law, 20 miles south
of this city, after an illness of seven
clays. Burial will be in the Post
Cemetery at the Presidie, San Fran
cisco, with full military honors.
Increase in Fla.
Another Indictment Return
ed by U. S. Grand Jury at
Pensacola on Charge of
Conspiracy to Commit
Peonage. The Parties who
Mobile, Ala., Nov. 13.—Another in
dictment charging conspiracy to com
mit peonage was Returned last night
by the United States grand jury at
Pensacola, Fla., against W. S. Har
lan, manager of the Jackson Lumber
Co., of' Lockport, Ala., Robt. Galla
gher, foreman of the company, Oscar
Sanders, an interpreter and John At
well, deputy sheriff of Walton county.
The indictments relate .to conspir
acy to detain against their wills and
commit to a condition peonage two
foreigners whose location is at pres
Night Money Clerk is
Missing in Salisbury
Salisbury, Nov. 13. —An investiga
tion at the Southern Express company
of this place was carried on yesterday
by the officials and the result was giv
en out to day. It appears that a num
ber of money bags containing some
thing like SI,OOO are missing from the
office of the company.
To add to the mystery comes the dis
appearance of the young night money
clerk, employed by the company, W.
S. Gray who has not been seen or
heard from since Sunday.
Superintendent Sadler of Charlotte
was here investigating the matter
yesterday but returned to Charlotte
Suspicion of the theft rests strongly
on the head of young cSray, although
up to this time he has been considered
highly trustworthy. Gray is between
the ages of 17 and 18 and is originally
nf. rtosnrhnrn irtinrn he came from
a good family.
No trace of him has yet been found
but the matter is still being looked
TALLEY A DESPERATE CRIMINAL
Will Be Taken Back to Baltimore
Greensboro, Nov. 13. —The United
States marshals office here has been
notified by wire from United States
District Attorney Rose of Baltimore,
to proceed to Salisbury and take to
Baltimore Irvin Talley, who was ar
rested by Chief of Police Miller in
Salisbury Saturday. Talley is de
signated as a "desperate criminal,"
convicted of counterfeiting, who es
caped from the Baltimore jail last
The negro George Wilson, who
v. as shot by Policeman Skeene last
Friday while running, after escaping
from arrest, is now reported in a
critical condition at the hospital.
Ihe ball lodged in his back and he
was no't thought to be* seriously
hurt, but his condition is very grave.
Should the man die, it is being said
that an investigation will prove a
serious matter to the officer who shot
Bishop A. W. Wilson of Baltimore,
arrived in this city Saturday night
on his way to Mt. Airy r where he will
preside over the Western North Car
dina Conference of the M. E.
Church, which meets there tomorrow.
The bishop, with delegates and pas
tors from this section left Greens
boro at 7:55 this morning for Mt.
Airy. There was a large congrega
tion at West Market Street Metho
dist Church Sunday night to hear
Bishop Wilson preach, and his ser
mon was one of great power and elo
quence. Sunday morning he preached
to an overflowing congregation at
Muir's Chapel, four miles from the
city, and after intermission of two
hours for dinner which was served
by the congregation to all present,
the church was dedicated. This
church is one of the best country
churches in the whole section, having
been just completed and fully paid
for, it costing $6,000. It is the third
church built since the congregation
first worshipped there a century ago
in a log cabin constructed by Rev.
Mr. Muir, an itinerant Methodist
preacher. A larger building was
erected in 1853, and the new one
takes its place. The ceremonies
were very impressive anjl were par
ticipated in by a large number of
lowa Ready to Dedicate.
Chicago, Ills., Nov. 12. —Members of
the lowa Monument Commission, with
a considerable delegation of veterans,
leave today by special train for the
South, where they are to take part
this week in the dedication of thirty
monuments erected to the memory of
lowa soldiers. Fourteen monuments
have been erected at Vicksburg, twelve
on the Shilch battlefield, and three at
Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge
Her 140 th Anniversary This Week —
Board of Trade Meeting.
Winston-Salem, Nov. 13. —The histor
ic old town of Salem is celebrating her
140 th anniversary this week. The cel
ebration is of a religious character
and services oin commemoration of the
important event are being held in the
Home Moravian church this week. The
services Sunday were very interesting,
Rt. Rev. Edward Ronthaler, bishop
of the Southern province of the Mora
vian church, conducting the services,
which consisted of festal services at
11 a.m sermon at 1:30 p. m.; love
feast at 4 p. m... and holy communion
at 7:30 p. m. Salem was founded by a
colony of Moravians from Bethlehem,
Pa., under the leadership of Bishop
The board of trade held a very im
portant meeting last night at which
time new officers were elected. Mr.
F. J. Liipfert, of the Liipfert-Scales
Tobacco Co., was elected president.
Mr. G. F. Dwire is secretary, being em
ployed by the year. Railroad and tele
phone matters were the ,chief topics
discussed at the meeting last night.
GEMS GO AS FAMILY DINES.
Jewels Worth' SB,COO Stolen From
Mrs. Robt. Dey, of Syracuse.
Syracuse, Nov. 13.—A sneak thief
entered the residence of Robert Dey,
a dry goods merchant, while the
family was at dinner and stole jewels
I valued at $3,000 from the apartments
i of Mrs. Dey.
One of the articles was a necklace
i containing sixty-four diamonds, valu
led at $3,000. Another was a twenty-
I one-stone sapphire necklace, a pres
ent from her father, the late Will
iam A. Sweet, the stones for which
be had collected from various parts
cf the world.
A brooch containing thirteen pearls
and one with an opal and eighteen
diamonds; a dragoon brooch, a
panck brooch containing diamonds
and pearls, and several diamond
rings and stick pins were stolen.
Moscow, Russia. Nov. 13. —A revo
lutionist, supposed to be Mazurys ac
complice was killed today by falling
iour stories while trying to escape the
police over the house tops.
Governor Glenn Grants Four.
Pardons To-day. One is
to Mecklenburg Boy of 12
Years who Has Served 15
Raleigh, N. C., Nov. 13. —Governor
Glenn today granted pardons to four
parties under sentence in the peniten
tiary and refused pardons to seven
others. One commutation of sentence
was also granted by the Governor.
One of the parties pardoned was
Willie Phipher of Mecklenburg coun
ty, who was serving an 18 months
sentence, having been convicted at
the August term of court, 1905, for
stealing a bicycle. Young Phipher is
only 12 years of age and has already
s.erved 15 months and the pardon was
granted on account of good behavior.
The other pardons are to Frank
Powery, of Burke county, convicted
of bigamy and sentenced to two
years oil the roads; to John Evans of
Rockingham county, convicted of the
charge of assault and battery and
sentenced to 12 months; to Walter
Nelson of Buncombe county, under
sentence of 18 months for aiding in
the escape of a prisoner in breaking
jail and the commutation of sentence
was to John Geddy of Buncombe
county, under sentence of two years
for forcible tresspass.
Girl Robber Sent to Reform School.
Youngstown, 0., Nov. 13. —Maggie
Malone, 11 years old, was taken to
the Girls' Industrial School at Dela
ware. For months she had been
robbing houses and stores, dressed
like a boy. She changed clothes
after each theft and so for a time
fooled the police.
Lexington Man was Killed by
Still Below 10 Cents.
The price of cotton today was rang
ing between 9.75 and 9.90 cents —a very
discouraging figure to the farmers.
Comparatively little has been seen on
the streets for several days past and
the majority will hold for better
It seems hard for the market to re
cover from the decline which was re
corded Saturday—the date the price
lowered itself below ten cents. The
best was bringing 9.85 yesterday and
that is about the average price today.
THE BEST JOS PRINTING Of
ALL KINDS AT THIS OFFICE
A Permanent Organiza
tion was To-day Effec
ted at Southern Immi
gration and Education-
Organization to be Known
as Southern Immigra
tion and Industrial As
sociation He re after.
Object in Future.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 13. —The
Immigration and Educational Confer
ence effected a permanent organiza
tion to be known as The
Southern Immigration and Industrial
Association and elected the following
President, Governor D. C. Heywar-d
of Columbia, S. C.. and secretary and
treasurer, J. R. McMullen, of Gadsden,
The next annual convention is to
be held in Birmingham, Ala., the sec
ond Tuesday in November, 1907.
The report of the committee on or
ganization was the first business of the
day. It recommended that the Asso
ciation be continued as a permanent
organization to be known as The
Southern Immigration and Industrial
Association, it's object being to ex
ercise an educational and supervisory
influence over matters pertaining to
immigration, health, labor, technical
education and the general enforcement
of the vagrancy laws, in order that
a uniform policy regarding these mat
ters may prevail throughout the South..
The governors and state commis
sioners of agriculture, representatives
and the commercial, manufacturing
and business organizations are ma:le
honorary members of the association.
The active membership is to be
composed of railroads, corporations,
and firms or individuals.
The appointment of a vice-president
from each state was recommended.
VIOLATING GAME LAWS.
Pot Hunters Busy in 3uncomfae
County—Good Sport Promised.
Asheville, Nov. 13. —Possibly from
ignorance that the date of the open
season in Buncombe oounty has been
changed from Nov. 1 to Dec. 1. a
number of pot hunters have already
begun to break the law. The game
warden says he means business and
it is not hard to secure conviction as
under the law the burden of proof
rests \/ith the accused, since he must
show that the game in his possession
was not shot in this county. Some
■very good sport is promised the
devotees of the gun this season. An
almost unprecedented number of
pheasants, may be found in the moun
tain woods. In a brief trip without
leaving the main trail, your corres
pondent stirred up sixteen pheas
ants. Quail and partridges are very
A large number of parties have
been going bear hunting from Ashe
ville and the surrounding cities re
cently. . The most successful party
was one from Waynesville which in
one day bagged one large she-bear
and two young fellows. They got no
others on the trip.
AVe all have an idea that everybody
can fool the farmer, but somehow the
farmer keeps on getting all the money.
If women voted it wquld cost a lot
of extra money having looking-glasses
in all the polling booths.
After doing- or e thing, do you not
often wish that you had done the oth
Negro Bank Greenville
Closed by Bank Examiner
Greenville, S. C.. Nov. 13. —Working-
man's" Savings & Loan Co., a negro
banking institution of this city was
closed today by the State Bank Exam
iner Holleman, pending an examina
The corporation is about four years
No statement of the financial condi
tion of the bank has yet been made.
Lexington, Nov. 13. —Yesterday af-
ternoon a young white man named
Cline, employed by Lane Brothers at
a steam shovel near town was acci
dentally shot and killed by his own
He was washing his hands when the
pistol fell out of his hip pooket.
He boarded in Lexington and had
several friend 3 here.
His home was in eKntuc'ky. 'The
body was sent home to-day.