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\ Sensation Sprung by
Jhe Calling of Evelyn
10 Surprise of Nearly
Everybody Mrs. Thaw
To-day Called to
Witness Stand . She
Identified White's letter.
She Told Story of the "Pte
Girl" and Other Alleg
ed Victims of White.
Problem of The De
• New York, Feb. 19—The defense
in the Thaw case having practically
included the attempt to prove Thaw
i wis insane at the time he killed
[White new faces the problem of
that this insanity was of a
temporary nature and that he has
Thaw's counsel announced that
Tj r G. M. Hammond and Dr. S. E.
elliffe noted alienists, will go on the
s-aad today, following Dr. Evans. It
js believed they will be called' to
f how Thaw now sane.
A. decided surprise was sprung by
the defence in recalling Evelyn Thaw
to the stand immediately after the
court convened. She looked pale and
serious. appearing in the same staple
Dtlmas handed her a paper, asking
if from the beginning t J the end it
was the handwritirg cf White. She
said it was.
White's Letters Identified.
Letter after letter was headed to
She identified eac.i by an inclination
of her heat 1 .
Ia all ihe identified forty-two let-
Mrs. Thaw testified that May Mac
kenzie told her Stanford White said
the love between Thaw and his wife
vrcu'-d net last, and that he would get
She also said she had a second op
eration performed January, 1905, paid
for by Thaw. She said Thaw told her
her illness was due to White.
She said she had known May Mac-'
Kenzie since 1901. Mrs. Thaw said
she met White at Mae Mackenzie's
bedside in 1004, and he attempted te
The "Pie Girl."
The nature cf the operation* under
gone by Mrs. Thaw was not gone
"Did you visit May Mackinzie at
her apartments in 11)04 ?"
"While you were there did Stan
ford White come in?"
"Did you tell Thaw of anything
that then occurred?"
"Yes. Stanford White spoke to me
several times and I always answered
}es or no. He then came ovet and
started to straighten a bow on my
hair. My hair was short, having been
'•ut off at the time of the first opera
tion. Then White tried to put his
arms around me, and wanted me to
p't beside him on the bed. I told him
to leave me alone."
She said Thaw always attributed
her ill health, necessity of the sec
-OIJd operation, etc., to White, and
Suid he told her he was going to
lake up White's affairs with Corn
She told him it would do no good
2nd that lots of people would not be
"®ve the things about White on ac
count of his personality.
She said the names in the codicil
of tbe will were the same she and
'J haw discussed.
Did you and Thaw discuss the
fats of the 'Pie Girl'"?
"Yes, it was in Paris in 1903. He
2 -ked n;e what other girls I knew
who had suffered at the hands ot
"bite. I toil him I had heard of
Pie Girl, whose name was known
both of us. A girl at the theatre
bal fold me about it, and that night
'•hen Stanford White came to my
tossing room I asked him about it.
He told me all about it. There was
s s&g dinner, he 3aid, and this girl
WJt in a big pie with a lot of
tir ds. B>ie was about 15 years 1
l3 ink he sairj.
He also told me that the girl had
2 beautiful figure and wore _only
® gauze dress. He helped put her in
pie and fix it and said it was
*he best ,stunt he ever saw at a
At the dinner party at St. Regis,
when Mr. and Mrs.- Thaw and
• nother man were present a guest
Mrs. Thaw the story of the pie
"He said" Mrs Thaw continued,
White and another man had trouble
to toep it out of the newspapers."
Picture of a Villian.
She testified he said, they went on
their knee£ to an editor of one paper
5ll( l through a friend had it suppress
JWhat newspaper was it?"
She then said Thaw subseqqentley
«he th' n said Thaw subsequently
/ • her that he had investigated and
jKind the story true; that afterward
, e girl married, but her husband
tvv' 1 t,le stor y h er connection with
>hite and cast her off, and that she
if any boy should hit the President
J'rth a snowball, probably the Presi
dent would throw one back.
THE HICKORY DEMOCRAT
_____ AND PRESS .
died in poverty and disgrace.
The .witness said Thaw said White
ought to be in the penitentiary.
Mrs. Thaw identified a letter from
Thaw to Comstock. In the letter Thaw
described the studio in Madison Square
tower, said it was filled with obscene
pictures and should be raided. It also
described the studio in 24th street,
which she said was "consecrated to'de
bauchery" and was used by a gang oi
In this building the letter said were
the famous red velvet swing and mir
rored bedroom. "Workmen on the
outside of the building," says the let
ter, "have freqquently heard the
screams of young girls."
The leter caled attention to another
"You may also abolish another
place at 122 East 22d street —
a ihouse used secretly by three or
four of the same scoundrels. Young
girls are taken there to perform fel
ony. In one of the rooms is a fine
French painting of a nude woman —a
peculiarly infamous and suggestive pic
"Pardon me for asking, Mrs. Thaw,
but did not Thaw tell you that any
of White's practices on young women
Mrs. Thaw flushed. "Oh, no!" she
said. "They are unspeakable."
"Can you describe them?"
■ "Now you may take the witness,"
said Delmas to Jerome.
' "I will ask permission to reserve
the cross-examination of the witness
until I determine whether a cross-ex
amination is needful on the issues
raised in this case.*'
"We will assent to that," said Del
mas and Mrs. Thaw left the stand.
| BOSTON'S BIG DOG SHOW.
Boston, Mass., Feb. 19. —Hundreds
of bow-wows made their bow in Me
chanics building today at the opening
of the twenty-third annual bench show
of the New England Kennel Club.
Such a turn out of aristocratic canines
Boston has never seen before. The ex
hibits come from many parts of this
coutnry and Canada and from Europe
and include almost every breed known
to the fancier.
Pointers and setters, fox hounds
and beagles are much in evidence. The
Boston terriers naturally lead the en
tries in point of number, there being
about 2GO of this breed on display.
Irish terriers and Scottish terriers are
also numerous. The big dogs, such as
"thfe St. 36rnard's and great "Danes,
Russian wolfhounds and greyhounds,
are likewise well represented. Judging
began soon after the opening today
and will be continued until the show
comes to a close on Friday night.
DEATH OF MR. McGHEE.
Died While Out With Surveying Party
Near Union—Was Brother of Zack
Union, February 19. —Mr. Abner Mc-
Ghee, who was out with a surveying
party of the South and Western rail
road, died yesterday about eleven
o'clock at Mr. John Kendricks about
16 miles northeast of here.
Mr. McGhee was taken ill only last
Monday but grew rapidly worse, and
on Wednesday his brother, Mr. J.
Rutledge McGhee, who was bill clerk
in the senate, was summoned to the
home where he was taken from the
It was thought on Friday and Satur
day that the crisis had past, but on
Sunday morning early the news was
received that he was again seriously
ill and not expected to live during the
Mr.'McGhee was born in Cokesbury
and was about 22 years of age. He
was a graduate of the South Carolina
University, and had been with the
surveying party under Mr. Frank
Cothran for about three months and
is s?.id to have been a fine, bright
He leaves three brothers, Mr. Zack
McGhee, of Washington; Mr. Sam Mc-
Ghee and Mr. J. Rutledge McGhee, of
Greenwood, and three siaters Miss
Mary McGhee, bf Chicago, and Mrs.
Ben F. Hammond, of this place, and
Miss Helen McGhee, of Greenwood.
GEORGIA WANTS IMMIGRANTS.
Representative Gathering at Macon To
day to Discuss the Immigration
Macon, Ga., Feb. 19.—Several hun
dred delegates, including bankers,
farmers, mill men and others, drawn
together by their common interest in
the welfare and development of their
State, assembled in Macon today to
discuss the important subject of im
migration to Georgia.
Mayor Bridges Smith and others
"welcomed the delegates at the open
ing of the conference. Later in the
day Commissioner Sargent, Governor
Terrell, GGovernor-Elect Hoke Smith
and other prominent participants are
to be heard.
THE EXCLUSION BILL.
" Amendment of President to Exclusion
Bill Causes Great Dissatisfaction.
Tokio, Feb. 19.—The ofilcia,l text
, 0 f the President's amendment of the
r exclusion bill has been published.
I As expected it has created the
l! strongest dissatisfaction among inter-
I ested parties, although the movement
i of the procedure have not yet as
-3 rained definite shape.
b The woman who wants to wear a
- three-story hat in the theatre wants
to go bareheaded in a snowstorm.
THE MAN BEHIND.
RETURNS TO OPERATIC STAGE.
Madam Gadski Has Joined the Me
tropolitan Opera Company.
Quite the most important musical
event of the week in New York has
l.ten Mme. Johanna Gadslti's return to
the operatic stage, as a member of
the Metropolitan Opera Company.
Scarcely less interesting than the
definite termination cf the feud for
two years existing between the
prima donna and Herr Direktor Hein
rich Conreid, is the fact that the
lole chosen for her reappearance was
"Isolde" —the greatest of the Wag
rcrian roles and the ultimate test of
an operatic soprano's title to highest
recognition. Even more significant
still was the fact that it was Gads
ki's premier in the role, and indeed
it marked the first time in America
in which a great artist has sung
"Isolde" without first having essayed
tbe role in Europe.
A reasonable inference to be drawn
from Gadski's unqualified success is
that she, at the age of 36, is the
legitimate successor to Ternina and
singers whose Isolde has hitherto
been accorded first place in Wagner
ian operatic history. Those familiar
with Gadski's successes in Munich
and London in the Brunhilde roles —
which, by the way, she is to sing in
the course of her present engage
ment —could have entertained no
doubts as to the likelihood of this
While the prima donna is to be
heard this season in the%Wagnerians
operas only, it must net be inferred
that she proposes to neglect her
Mozartian repertoire or other works
of the "bel canto" school. Gadski is
bv no means a cne-sided singer, her
repertory extending quite as freely
through the lighter Italian operas, as
into the more exacting realm of
Wagner. At the close of her present
season with Mr. Conreid, Mme. Gad
ski will fill a few concert engage
ments, returning to America next
year for a limited number of oper
atic appearances and an extended
concert tour under the direction of
ICE BREAKS; 3 BOYS DROWN.
Companions, Fearing Punishment,
Keep Tragedy Secret Many Hours.
Dixon, 111., Feb. 19.—Fearing punish
ment because they ventured on brit
tle ice in the Rock River, contrary to
the orders of their parents, William
Barge and George Vernon for twenty
hours kept secret the death of three
companions. The drowned boys are
John Hilbert, ten years, Ralph Schaf
er, nine years, and Lauren Frye, eight
The boys went through the ice Sun
day afternoon. Vernon and Barge
could swim, and clambered back to the
"We tried every way to save the
other boys," said Barge, "but they got
away and sank. We agreed to say
nothing about fear we would be
Parents of the drowned boys had the
police looking for them all night.
Barge who was seen with them, when
sharply questioned, told cf the drown-
ONE ROOM IN MY HEART SHALL
One room in my heart shall be closed,
One chamber at least in my soul shall
be secret and locked!
I shall hold it my holy of holies, and no
one shall know it!
But you, calm woman predestined,
* with casual hands,
You came with this trivial key,
And ward by obdurate ward the sur
rendering lock fell back,
And disdainfully now you wander and
brood and wait
In this room that I thought was my
—Arthur Stringer, in March Evdry
She (after the first kiss) —Do you
like my lips?
He (enthusiastically)—My dearest,
they're simply immense! —Young's
Magazine for March.
HICKORY, N. 0.. THU
Doings of The
Scotland Neck Prohibition
Question is Discussed at
Length. A Great Num
ber of Important Mat
ters Taken Up. j
By Bell Telephone.
Raleigh, N. C., Feb, 10. —Among the
bills introduced in the House today
was one by Lochart, to protect that
fire insurance companies aid in pay
ing for the material used in saving
By Lochart, for the relief of Mary
A. Watkins and J. A. Henry, teach
ers of Anson county.
By Douglass, to regulate the em
ployment of railroad flagmen.
By Yount, to authorize electric
lights for Hickory, t
By—3tatmi r .to improve the* streets
By Dcrwd, to amend the revisal,
relative to the qualifications of dis
By Dowd, to prevent the sale of
adulterated ciders in Mecklenburg
By Sharp, to direct the directors
of the state normal and industrial
college at Greensboro, to allow Mrs.
Mclver to retain her residence there.
By Taylor, of Brunswick, to pro
vide for the publication of the dis
trict apportionment of the public
By Doughton, to amend the ma
chinery act as to assessments and
collection of taxes.
The Scotland Neck prohibition
question was disfcussed most of the
morning and a part of the afternoon
in the House. Kitchin is leading the
rupport of the. bill, which-provides
for an election on prohibition or
dispensary. Scotland Neck is now
Inhibition. At two o'clock this after
noon Dowd, of Meckjenburg, was
speaking in opposition to the bill.
In the Senate.
Among the notabjp bills introduced
in the Senate today, was one by
Pharr, to regulate the amount of
biggage allowed passengers on trains.
By Reid, to establish a school of
technology at Spray.
By Howard, a resolution of sympa
thy for Senator Flemming over the
' death of his mother.
By Buxton, a joint resolution to
authorize the governor and counsel of
state to expend the necessary money
for the placing of the statue of Vance
in the Statuary building at Washing
ton. . ■ J .
Dickey, by request, a resolution urg
ing the President to use his best effort
to have the next Hague conference re
main in session until world-peace is
guaranteed for at least five years. The
resolution passed a tonce.
By Mason, to amend the charter of
the Gastonia Cotton Manufacturing
Company. This passed.
By Klutz, to compel prompt delivery
of telegrams. The bill provides a
penalty of SIOO for negligence in the
delivery of telegrams. The Senate
discussed this bill at length. A minor
ity report, opposing the bill, was pre
sented by Pharr and Hicks.
A message from Governor Glenn was
read today before both branches of
the General Assembly. In his message
the governor urged the passage of the
bill for a teachers training school for
eastern Carolina. He said it would not
interfere with the Greensboro Nor
mal, and that unless it Was passed
there would be much friction.
He also urged the need of a special
school of technology and favored the
bill .establishing one at Spray.
He advocates special legislation for
Ashe, Alle'ghany and Watauga.
He urged the enactment of a strong
immigration law and the taking of ev
ery step possible to attract foreign
capital. He advocated the re-establish
ment of an. immigration Bureau in
connection with the agricultural de
The Governor's Message.
Y FEBRUARY 21, 1907, ,
Emperor William To-day
Opened the New Reich
stag. Read Speech from
Throne. Not a Social
ist in the Body.
Berlin, Feb. 19—Emperor William
opened the new Reichstag, reading his
speech from the throne.
Referring to foreign relations, he
"The generrl political situation en
titles us to the assurance that peace
will continue to be preserved."
The members of the Reichstag, in
uniform or evening dres3, assembled
on the floor of the Hall, but there was
not a Socialist among them. ,
They refused to countenance the
sovereign in any form.
The Empross attended by numerous
princesses of the German "fnltng
houTSe, occupied the great box at the
end of the Hall, while from another
box the diplomatic corps surveyed the
The members of the Reichstag cheer
ed as the Emperor and Empress enter
ed the Hall.
SMOOT DEFENDS HIMSELF
Washington, Feb. 18. —Speaking in
his own defense, Senator Smoot ad
dressed the Senate on the general sub
ject of Mormonism.
He condemned Polygamy in the
strongest terms and declared emphati
cally he had no oath inconsist
ent with that that he had taken as
He said a manifesto had been issued
by the church against polygamy and
recited the history of the church.
He declared-anyone who had married
a polygamous wife since the manifesto
should be prosecuted and, if convicted,
punished according to the law.
Williams Resolution Favorably Re
Washington, D. C., Feb. 19. —The
House committee on inter-State and
foreign commerce decided to make a
favorable report on the Williams reso
lution, providing that the Secretary of
Commerce and Labor shall send to the
House information he may have show
ing whether any railroad company
owns, in whole or in part, any of the
coastwise steamships or steamboat
lines protected from foreign competi
tion by coastwise laws of the United
Appropriations of $70,000 Each for
Three Southern Stations Provided.
Washington, Feb. 19. —The House
committee on naturalization and im
migration decided to make a favora
ble report on bills providing an appro
priation of $70,000 each for immigrant
stations at New Orleans, Galveston,
and Charleston, S. C.
W. L. Pepperman Resigned/
1 Washington, D. C., Feb. 19,—' W. Leon
Pepperman resigned from the position
of Chief of the Washington office of the
Isthmian Canal Commission to be
come Assistant to Mr. Shonts »of thp
of New York.
Mr. Wait's New Work.
Norfolk, Va., Feb. 19. H. M. Waits,
superintendent cf the Chattanooga di
vision of the Queen and Crescent, has
resigned to become superintendent of
the Birmingham division of the Sea
board with headquarters at Birming
General WlnfielcFs Command.
San Francisco, California, Feb 18.—
General Winfleld S. Edgerly, who re
turned from the Philippines last week
has been ordered to Atlanta to take
command of the Department of the
Washington, Feb. 19. —The Senate
has decided to hold night sessions on
account of the appropriation bills.
Some Bjusiness Changes—Personals—
Notes of Interest.
Statesville, N; C., Feb. 19. —Mr. P.
A. Jones, who recently bought the gro
cery business cf Mr. J. W. Marshall,
In the St. Charles building, has sold
that business to Messrs. R M. Knox
and W. J. Poston. Messrs. Jo Poston
and Banner Knox will" have charge of
the business at the Marshall stand
under the hrm name of Poston & Knox.
Mr. Jopes will continue his meat and
grocery buclnesg in his present stand
in tfn* St. Charls3 building.
Mr. T. A. Nash, salesman for the
WlU'ams furniture house, has been us
ing cn?tches since last Friday as a re
sult of stepping on a nr.il which pene
tratec} his foot and passed almost
Mr. Fred C. Booe, who recently re
signed as ticket agent at the States
viUe depot, has accepted a position
Southern as telegraph opera
tor c.t Fletcher, on the Spartanburg
and Ashevllle d.vis.on.
- Messrs. S. P. Eagle and J. S. Alex
ander, delegates irom the local lodge,
went to Fayetteville yesterday to at
tend a State meeting cf tta Jr. O. U.
A. M., which will be held today.
Geo. Church and Will Sells, two
white men, epgag?d in a difficulty at
the Statesville Cotton . Mill Sunday.
Tljey submitted before 'Sqquire Sloan
and were fined $2.50 and half the costg
IN THE LEGISLATURE
Raleigh, N. C., Feb. 19.—The House
after a long discussion in which, Mr.
Kitchin and Dowd opposed the bill
to repeal a special act of 1905 for
prohibition of Scotland 'Neck, the
bili- passed by a roll call vote of
64 to 29. Objection was made to the
final reading and parliamentary fig
ures: This question was in progress
at 3 o'clock.
In Senate on motion, by Buxton, to
table the bill to provide a penalty
of SIOO for delays of telegrams pre
vailed by 18 to 17. The Holt bill for
four months schools passed its second
WILL SEND TO REFORMATORY.
Greenville, S. C., Feb. 19. —Ike and
Bob Leslie, the youthful burglars, who
were mentioned in this correspondence
Monday, are still in custody at the
county jail, awaiting committment to
a reform school, as soon as some
school may be found to take them in.
This State has no reform school, and
it seems an outrage to put these boys
on the chaingang or in the peniten
BEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY.
Local Transportation Between Norfolk
and the Jamestown Exposition.
Portsmouth, Va., Feb. 11, 1907.
To Ticket Agents and Passenger Rep
For your information, I quote below
an article regarding the transporta
tion facilities between Norfolk and the
Jamestown Exposition Grounds, which
should be of interest to our patrons
who intend visiting "the Exposition.
"Realizing that to a great extent,
the success of an exposition depends
on the efficient transportation facili
ties, both local and otherwise, the
j Street Car systems of Norfolk and the
I surrounding cities of Tidewater Vir
! ginia, have approved plans for the ex
penditure of some $ 700,000 for the
general improvement of their various
lines, which will insure a quick and
reliable service between these cities
and tke Jamestown Ter-Centennial
Exposition, to be held on the Southern
shores of Hampton Roads, from April
26, to Nov. 30, 1907.
Foremost among these .improve
ments, is a new and modern power
house, being erected by the Norfolk
and Portsmouth Traction Company at
an expense of $150,000 which will sup
ply power to all of the lines belonging
to this company. An appropriation of
$500,000 has recently been made by the
company for the improvement of its
tracks, overhead construction, trestles,
bridges, etc., and negotiations are be
ing made by the company for the im
provement of its tracks, overhead con
struction, trestles, bridges, etc., and
negotiations are being, made for the
purchase of one or more steamers of
1,200 capacity to insure adequate ser-
Vice between Newport News, Old Point
and the Exposition Grounds.
The Norfolk and Atlantic Terminal
Electric Railroad is also spending a
large sum of jnoney on their lines. New
cars have been ordered for all the lo
cal systems and a two and a half min
ute schedule will be maintained on all
of the lines, running to the Exposition
Grounds. Plans for a joint terminal
station between the street car systems
and the Tidewater Railroad has been
approved thereby giving a combined
loading and unloading capacity of 20,-
000 people every* hour. The Atlantic
Terminal Railroad Tn connection with
the Jamestown Boulevard Commission
will change a portion of its line to
center-pole construction, and in many
points shorten the route by securing
a more direct right-of-way for its
tracks. The many water routes to
and from the Exposition Grounds will
carry their quota of visitors, and these
in connection with the railroads, will
adequately handle the crowds during
the period of tlie Exposition."
CHARLES B. RYAN, G. P. A.
L. SEVIER.. Second V. Pres.
Suits Against Standard.
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 19. —Arguments
of the attorneys were begun before
Special Commissioner lAnotliony today
in the ouster suit brought by Attorney
General Hadley against the Standard,
Republic and Waters-Pierce Oil com
panies. When the arguments are con
cluded Commissioner Anthony wil pre
pare his report to the Supreme Court
and it is possible that the case may be
decided at the April term of court.
THE BEST JOB PRINTING OF
ALU K'NDS AT THIS OFFICE.
Durham,* N. C., Feb. 19. —The Stu
dents' Conference, which was in ses
sion in this city beginning Friday eve
ning and closing Sunday night, was
the largest annual meeting of the col
lege Y. M. C. A. in recent years. The
closing address was delivered by Dr.
A. L. Phillips, of Richmond, Va., and
was considered one that its equal has
rarely ever been heard in Durham.
The committee at Trinity College who
secured the speakers were certainly
fortunate in securing such a splendid
array of distinguished men, who deliv
ered addresses at the different ses
sions. The assemblage of delegates
was unusually large, and it proved to
be an enthusiastic gathering. The ad
dress of Dr. H. L. McFlamme, on Sun
day afternoon was very instructive and
interesting. He is a returned mission
ary from India and at present is visit
ing the different colleges, in the inter
| est of the Students Volunteer Move
jment. The delegates returned to the
' different colleges and prepartory
[schools throughout the State Monday
Mr. Sterling Ruffin, Sr., son of the
late Chief Justice Ruffin. died yester
;day afternoon shortly after 3 o'clock
lat .his home in Hillsboro. Mr. Ruffin
was well known throughout the State,
and his death will be learned with
much regret. He was eighty-odd years
of "age, and has been in feeble health
for some time. Mr. Ruffin formerly
resided with the lats Duncan Cameron,
at Farintosk, but during recent years
he has resided in Hillsboro, where he
is survived by a host of relatives. The
deceased was also a brother of the
,late Judge Ruffin. The funeral was
conducted this afternoon and the re
! mains interred.
A very enthusiastic campaign is be
ing conducted in Durham for the pur
pose of securing $35,000 for the erec
tion of a Young Men's Christian As
sociation. The campaign has been in
progress for several days and the pub
lic spirited citizens have been readily
contributing, and it is evident that the
committee will be successful in obtain
ing the necessary amount. Tonight at
the Academy of Music there will be a
grahd rally for the purpose of rejoic
ing over the successful campaign.
There will be a number of speakers,
and other regular exercises.
Invitations have been issued for the
marriage of a very popular couple in
this city and throughout the State.
The contracting parties are Mr. Daniel
Webster Horton and Miss Georgia
Farthing. The event will be solemniz
ed at the home of the bride's parents
on the sth of March, at 9 o'clock p.
m. The wedding ceremony will be
performed by Editor P. D. Gold, and
the couple will reside in this city.
There was a very disastrous fire in
Durham Saturday night, when the old
factory of-the Virginia-Carolina Chem
ical Company burned to the ground at
I a 16ss of $5,000, the entire structure
[being totally destroyed. Since the er
ection of the large brick structure in
East Durham the old factory has been
used for storage purposes, but fortu
nately was empty when the fire occurr
ed. The building was fully covered by
ffilFF LEVIES 01
Greensboro, N. C., Feb. 19.—This
afternoon the sheriff made a levy upon
the personal property of Congressman
Blackburn, consisting of household and
kitchen furniture under an execution
from Guilford Superior Court in a case
entitled Cobb & Copening vs. E. Spen
cer Blackburn. The suit was brought
to satisfy a claim held by Cobb & Cop
ening against Mr. Blackburn" for a
board bill amounting to nearly S2OO.
W. E. Holly, colored, who runs a
store in Jonesboro, was arrested yes
terday charged with retailing.
The store owned by Jennings Bros,
on the corner of Spring Garden and
Mendenhall streets was entered by
thieves last nigh|t and a large number
of small articles! were taken, aiso
money to ttie amount of SB. The en
trance was made through one of the
Albert A. Kirkman, who has been
with the Southern 25 years as tele
grapher and for 18 years as train dis
patcher has resigned his position and
will go to Norfolk this week to accept
a similar position with the Atlantic
I Sunday evening Mr. D. A. Kirkpat
rick and Mrs. Effie Ingold, both of this
city, went to Danville, where they were
married at the lesidence of M f. W. G.
Benefleld. The couple returned to
Greensboro last night and are staying
at the Benbow hotel for a fojv days.
Death of Mrs. Hull.
Shelby, February 19.—%1r5. Mary
Hull the wife of our townsman, Mr.
M. F. Hull, died today at their home
on Marion street after protracted ill
She leaves surviving her, her hus
band and children as follows:
Messrs. Jaywood and Guy Hull of
New York, Mrs. Crowell, of Lincoln
ton, Misses Colon and Lucio Hull,
and Mrs. John Black, and Miss Lilla
Hull, of Shelby. She was 71 years
The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon by. her pastor, Rev. G. D.
Herman, and the remains will be in
terred in the cemetery here.
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