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Racing lutll IN m&d« to fit tbt
Mark the returned vacationer. By
Via tan ye ahall know him.
Some people-to on plcnlca and oth
er* get their ahower batha at home.
Old General Humidity la once more
In aupreme command of all the force*.
Air pockets continue to cauae trou
ble, but nobody ever trlea to pick
The tide* ebb and flow In political
battle*, but the fly seta swatted all
Another way to avoid aup*troke I*
e to ilet somebody els* do the political
Alrahlp or aeroplane. They can
both become engines of death when
the unforeseen happena.
In Germany, too, the birth rate la
declining. la the whole human race
Volng co commit suicide?
New Tork ha* again given evidence
of Ita dislike of dead ones by avert
ing the hear** driver*' strike.
Not until hi* wlf* goee away on a ,
vacation doe* a man fully realise the 1
toy* of poker aa a summer sport
Conflicting emotion* *way the girl
who I* a delight to the eye In a bath
ing ault but who freckle* In the *unl
A historian claims that the liberty
bell la a myth, but our English breth
ren have reason to suspect otherwise.
Perhaps If the weather bureau will
take an Interlude In lta prediction of j
showers, the perverse akles might fa
A London suffragette who donned
male attire had her shins kicked by
a mob. Even the hobble skirt ha* It*
A ault brought In 1826 has Juat been
settled. There must have been eome
of the law'* delay* In the good old
Why bother to water the plant*
while wlfle 1* away? lt'a much easier
to buy her a new set Juat before ahe !■
We are becoming a spry and sprlght
ly people, science flnd*. A reflex, no
doubt, of the agility acquired In dodg- i
One pleasurable form of summer va
cation Is to spend two weeks on one of
those scout cruisers now engaged ID |
A French town has proposed a grad
uated tax on fat residents, those under .
135 pounds being tax free. The weight 1
of opinion Is against It.
Is the large Increase In business
shown by the Indianapolis postofflc*
for the fiscal year evidence of the In
duatry of Indiana's authors T
An Austrian eount has gone Into
bankruptcy with assets of |7.20. It
looks as If some American heiresi
might get a bargain there.
When a small boy can go around all
day attired In nothing but a cotton
bathing suit the amenities of civilisa
tion do not greatly bother him.
Over In New York an alimony claim
for $28,446 was sold at auction fot
fIOO. This does not sound like a
sporting proposition. It looks more
Uke a donation.
There are nearly 12,000 lawyers In
active practice In New York city. Nc
wonder some of the people there pre
fer to settle their disputes on th«
streets with revolvers.
A Pennsylvania farmer says he has
a flock of hens that can run th* mu
sical scale, but what we want in oui
hens is less artistic temperament and
more egg laying ability.
A New Jersey man has been fined
for allowing mosquitoes to breed on
hi* land. But how can a man dl*per*«
a flock of Jersey skeeters unless hs
be arm*d with a gatllng gun 7
A denlaen of a Detroit boarding
houae demand* that his room rent bi
returned because he has been forced
to kill 28,000 bedbugs. if he doei
not have a care he will be arrested foi
banting without a license.
Students of the University
cago have been forbidden to uae tooth
pick* In public, if thl* *ort of thlni
keep* up, Chicago will aoon be de
prlved of all lta dlatlngulahlng cbarao
It la said that girl acout* must lean
to bake broad, waah and Iron, do slm
pi* cooking, build a coal fire, dan
sock* and take oar* of bablea. Bui
what'* the UN? Olrla who can do at
of those thing* don't h*v* to do an)
People who complained of the heal
during the past few day* should havi
their attention and memory directed t
the record* of a year ago. Having re
called the temperature* of that tor
/ rid Interval they will be duly thank
fal that they are alive thl* year.
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S. MARINES ON
WASHINGTON LANDS A FORCE
TO PREVENT ANARCHY IN
ORDER WILL BE RESTORED
Th* Marin** Landed at Corinto and
Were Hurried by Train to the
and marine* were landed In Nlcara
gua for protection of United States
j citizens and their property. The ex
! pedltlon, part of the force of the gun
boat Annapolis, under Lieut, James A.
I Campbell, Jr., wan landed at Corinto
I and transported by rail to Managua,
American forces were landed only
j after President Diaz had confessed
the Inability of bis government to
protect the American owned line from
Corinto to Managua and the steam
ers on Lake Managua. Some of the
latter had been seized by the revo
lutionist* under General Mena, depos
ed minister of war. Mr. Weltzel de
manded of Mena the return of ves
> *els his men had taken and used as
I warships In the attack upon Managua
The American minister reported
that foreigners concur with resident
American* in Managua that thl* ac
tion upon the part of the American
naval commander was the only move
which could have prevented complete
anarchy and the spread of disorder
throughout Central America,
The Annapolis Is a small gunboat
and her complement Is only about
176 men so that Captain Terbune
employed a much larger proportion
j of his force In this Instance than usu
j ally Is drafn from a ship's company
for a landing party to operate as far
from the vessel as is Managua from
The state department Is averse to
Intervention In the factional quarrels
lof the Central American republics,
but It Is understood its position In
this case is the constitutional guar
antee must be respected and whoever
seeks to administer the government
of Nicaragua must base his title not
upon force of arms alone, but upon
the majority of the baiolts of the
people, caßt without duress.
NEGRO fo LYNCHED BY MOB
| Th* Victim'* Brother I* Being Chased
j and Will Likely Meet Same Fat*.
Demopolis, Ala. —Sam Verge, a ne
gro, was taken from officers near
Hall's creek, Marengo county, near
here, and riddled with bullets. His
| brother, Richard, heavily armed, Is
being sought by a posse and, if he Is
I caught, the same fate probably will
I be meted out to him.
Vernon Tuft, a well-to-do- farmer,
| was the employer of the negroeß, and
had words with them about putting a
team of horses out of the tain. Tutt
j struck one of the negroes with hlB
fist and the other got possession of a
shotgun in Gundy's store and barrl
eatled themselves after driving dandy
and Tutt off. lAter Tutt returned
and was shot and mortally wounded.
Gandy gave the alrm.
I . To Search for Snake*.
New York.—Not In a decade or
more have there been so many snakes
In the southeastern part of New York
; state as at present, accord ng to re
ports received by the New York Zoo
| logical society. Because of this prev
alence the society has placed In serv
ice an automobile equipped with 500-
; candle power searchlight and will
i hunt the snakes by night in several
i suburban counties. The automobllS
1b equipped to carry several hundred
New Kind of Whisky.
Columbia, Mo. —A new kind of in
j toxlcatlng liquor has . been discovered
In Missouri. At the bottom of every
, ! silo Is found a liquor produced by
II the fermentation of the Bliage. It 1B
j similar to ordinary corn whisky be
j fore being distilled. While it Is not
I expected to become fashionable at
! ! city bars, the liquor is pronounced
! ! good, considering its cost.
Only Chinese Birdman.
San Francisco. —The only Chinese
I aviator In the world, Tom Cunn,
i made an aeroplane flight at Alameda
j carrying Gen. Lau Tien Wei, formerly
i :In command of the Manchurian army
i ' of the Chinese republic, and now in
this county to inspect the American
aimy. The general was taken one
1 thousand feet up and carried through
v i turns and dips In fearless fashion.
I | When he set foot on earth he an
» j nounced unqualifiedly that aviation
> would be introduced into the Chinese
1 Witness Shot Dead.
* Winona. Miss.—The finding of an
1 unbreeched shotgun, wrapped In a
" sack, in a glnhouse, 200 yard* from
1 the home of Eugene Shewmake, at
5 Eupora, where Walter Permenter was
shot to death, Inspires the peace offi
cer* to hope that the assassin will
be captured. This Is the first import
ant clue unerathed in the last chap
* ter of Winston's county'* bloody trag
* edy. In which pretty Janle Sharp was
' killed. A reward of SI,OOO has been
offered for the arrest of Permenter'a
HENRY L STIMSON
Mr. Stlmson Is secretary of war In ,
Prealdent Tift'i cabinet.
;i— • I
MRS. DAISY GRACE FREE
MRS. GRACE WILL MAKE NO
STATEMENT A 8 TO PROBABLE
SUIT FOR DIVORCE.
Women Preae Around Her Whan the
Verdict |a Rendered, Congrat
A startled cry fell from the quiver
ing lips of Mra. Daisy Ulrlch Ople
Qrace, when the Jury foreman pro
npunced the verdict which forVer puts
the woman beyond the pale of the law
on the charge of shooting her hus
band, "Gene" Grace, In their home.
28 West Eleventh street, last Mhrch
The stirring climax of the trial
crowded Itself upon the prisoner, her
attorneys, the court and others. The
wretched woman, pale and trembling,
almost ran through the Btreeta from
the car line to the court room, and
when she sank, exhausted in her seat,
her Hps were hard set and her flngertt
beat the table like strokes of a trip
Word was sent to the attorneys J
after the Jury had retired that they j
wanted further instructions from j
Judge Roan and Ave minutes later it
was announced by Deputy Lydell that
the Jury was ready to give its verdict.
Mrs. Grace was not in her seat when
Judge Koan ascended the bench to
receive the verdict, but ahe rushed in
before the Jury came from tho ante
"Gentlemen, have you reached a
verdict?" came clearly from the !
William A. Laird, the foreman, nod
ded. The court room was hushed. It
was possible for one to hear the
heavy breathing of the crowd when
Foreman Laird raised from his seat
"Please read It," commanded the
Mrs. Grace moved a trifle forward.
She bit down heavily on her lips. Her
face was livid, and her handß clutched
nervously at the yellow telegram
which had startled her Just a min
"We, the Jury, find the defendant
LIME BENEFITS THE SOIL
Southern Railway laauea Booklet of
Intereat to Southern Farmera.
Washington. An Investigation
made by President Flnley of the
i Southern railway system has shown
that experts in the chemistry of 80118
are unanimously of the opinion that
lime In some form will benefit many
of the soils of the Southeastern slates
by correcting their acidity and improv
ing their mechanical condition.
President Finley has secured the
1 opinions of expertß throughout the
i Southeastern states and also in the
I Eastern and Middle Btates, in Home
of which experiments with the use
of lime have been carried on for a
long series of years. These opinions
have been published In an illustrated
I folder, which is being widely tliatrlb
' uted among the farmers in the terri
' tory traversed by the lines of the
i Southern railway system.
Farmers and others Interested In
t this subject may obtain copies of this
I folder by addressing W. W. Finley,
I pres'dent Southern Hallway company,
Washington, D. C.
Gunboat Ordered to Blueflelda.
' Washington.—Evidence of the grow
• Ing anxiety of the administration. in
4 regard to the revolution In Nlcara
t gua was shown when orders were IB
i sued to the gunboat Tacoma at Guan
» tanamo. Cuba, to proceed forthwith
i to Blueflelda. She Is due to arrive
s soon, and will try to communicate
i with Managua, so Minister Weltzel
• may keep the state department in
• formed of developments. The gunboat
i Annapolis, on the west coast has been
» getting only fragmentary advices
Palmer Bcales Mount Bsndford.'
II New York.—The conquest of Mount
• Sir Sandford, the highest peak in the
t Selkirks, by Howard Palmer, secre
s tary of the American Alpine club, is
i- nounced In a message sent by Mr.
II Palmer to the American Georgraphl
t- cal society. The ascent of the moun
»■ tain, which la 11,634 feet high, and
[- 1b practically one continuous wall of
• Ice, was made on June 24. No less
n than eight separata attempts to scale
• Sir Bandford have been made during
the last half doien years.
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MOST BUCCEBBFUL -RAFFLES"
ON RECORD IN HANDS OF
V ' '
STOLE ONLY FROM THE RICH
He Watched Movements of Society
Women In Order to Pull Off
Chicago, 111.—After twenty-four
' hours' work the police completed an
inventory of the ait treasures, brlc
a-brack, Jewelry, silver plate and oth
er articles stolen by Jacob F. Guth
rie, alleged society burglar and forg
er, now under arrest, and announced
that the goods recovered ar« estimat
ed to be worth $250,000.
After a partial examination of the
barn and the room In a storage ware
house which Guthrie used to hide a
portion of the articles stolen, the po
lice estimated the value at $150,000.
This was nearly doubled when half
a dozen additional trunks and chests
tilled with Jewelry, laces and bric-a
brac were discovered. Much of the
stolen property was found In Guthrie's
home, where he lived with his mother, |
sister and brother, who is a Chicago
More of the young man's history
revealed that after graduating in a
course In electrical engineering at a
Chicago technical Institute he ob
talned employment with an electric
company. Later he was employed in
the municipal laboratory. Subsequent
ly he was appointed an Instructor in
electrical engineering at one of the
public high schools.
Guthrie Is 26 years of age, six feet 1
In height and weighs 200 pounds. He
Is poorly dressed, although when ar
rested he had more than $16,000 de
posited to his credit In Chicago banks.
Chief of Detectives llalpln said:
"Beyond a doubt Guthrie has ob
tained the most valuable collection '
of stolen articles I ever saw In all
!my connection with the Chicago po
j lice departments. There 1b an end
less list of all kind of Jewelry, silver
j ware, brlc-a-brack and art treasures.
There are diamonds, rubles, sapphires,
emeralds and pearls worth thousands
of dollars each.
"All his burglaries were commit
ted In the homes of the city's most
wealthy citizens. He read the society
'column in the newspapers and when
the noticed that some wealthy woman
had left home for a few days he then
would break Into the house and steal
the most valuable articles he could
"He has confessed to entering the
homes of a score of wealthy persons.
I have no Idea what percentage of the
stolen goods we have recovered. He
apparently kept all the things he
stole which appealed to his artistic
taste. But he must have disposed of
a large quantity of the plunder."
REBELS FLEEING TO BORDER
Believed That the United Statea Will
increase Patrol Along the Border.
El Paso, Texas. —Movements of the
Federal and rebel armies In the dis
trict south of the border at this point,
together with the yet uncompleted de
aertlon of the American coloniea in
the trouble zone, occupies the Inter
est of officers of the United States
troops engaged in patrolling the bor
der at this point.
A party of thirty men from Colonta,
Diaz, to the west of the Casas Gran
des district, arrived at Hachlta, N.
M., according to advices received at
Bliss, and the colonies are expected
to reach the border. The Americans
from the latter settlements are re
ported to have been unsuccessful In
reaching the Federal army, engaged
in a series of skirmishes with the
rebels about Casas Grandes, and have
attempted the hard overland trip.
—report has readied the United
States secret service that General Sal
azar, with 1,000 rebels, has evacuated
Casas Grandes with the two groups of
Federals, greatly outnumbering the
rebel forces, in pursuit.
According to this Information Sala
zar Is headed for the border, moving
Dog Finds Murdered Girl.
Washington, Pa.—After a search of
24 hours the. body of Cella Funka, au
18-year-old Austrian girl, who had
been missing from her home at Mani
fold, three miles northeast of here,
> was found near Washington by a
i Newfoundland dog, which had been
her pet for years. August Funka, fa
ther of the girl, was led to a clump of
trees by the animal, and there dls
i covered his child. She had been chok
i ed to death. On her throat were the
prints of fingers.
Britons Held for Spying.
Berlin, Germany.—The Lokal Anzel
ger publishes a Kiel dispatch saying
' that five Englishmen, whose names
have not been made public, have been
i arrested at Eckenforde, in Schleswlg
. Holsteln, on the charge of espionage.
■ They appeared oft the coast in a
- yacht and two of them went ashore.
I It Is alleged that they were making
I photographs when they were arrested,
i The police confiscated plates which
i they found on the yacht and which,
j whan developed, proved to be p ctures
of the Holsteln coast.
WILLIAM M. BULLITT |
William Marshall Bullitt of Louis
ville has been appointed aollcltor gen
eral of the United Statea to auooeed
Frederick W. Lehman" St. Louis.
MEXICAN HANG AMERICANS
BODIES OF THE VICTIMS WERE
FOUND NEAR CANANEA,
Madero Says the Americans Were
Hanged by Rebels In Order to
Mexico City.—Two Americans were
banged near Cananea, Sonora. Their
bodlea were found and the Incident
reported to President Madero by the
governor of Sonora. The governor
has ordered an Investigation. He be
lieves the two men were executed by j
rebels In order to precipitate Amerl- |
can Intervention. The victims have
not been Identified.
Juarez, Mexico. —General Pascual (
Orozco, commander-ln chief of the j
Mexican rebels, declared he did not
recognize the United States govern
ment. He made the remark to Thom
as Edwards, American consul here,
who called at the rebel leader's quar
ters to deliver a message from Secre
The message, belated through diplo
matic channels, was regarding the
treatment of the American aettlers in
northern Mexico by the rebels, grow
ing out of the disarming of the Mor
General Orozco told Consul Ed
wards he did not receive the Ameri
can as a representative of the United
States, which government, Orozco
said, he did not recognize. However,
he was glad to sep Mr. Edwards, he
said, and to receive him as an Amer
ican citizen. Orozco accepted the
message from the American consul
without further comment. ' •
HE HID FOR TEN YEARS
Clyde 81ms of Chsrlotte, Ga., la Found
by Dstectives in Bt. Louis.
St Louis, Mo.—Clyde Marcellus j
Sims, 42 years old, who disappeared j
from his home in Georgia ten years
ago and has been hiding under the j
name of C- E. Van Wormer, was found ,
in St. LOUIB, and, after close question |
ing by detectives, admitted his iden- !
His wife, who has been seeking him
for a long time and who for years,
mourned him as dead, is in the city, j
and a reconciliation took place be
tween them in the office of Chief of j
Detectives Allender. Sims was found
through detectives employed by an In j
surance company, which had been
sued for a $5,000 policy on his life,
under the legal presumption that one
who Is missing for seven years is
Sims, or Van Wormer. as he has
been know here, was taken to police
headquarters by Detectives McLaugh
lin and Boyle.
Fell Out of Sleeping Car.
Springfield, Mass. —The body of Cur
t's Nichols, a traveling salesman, who
occujpied a berth In a sleeper on the
Chicago express, which left Spring
field .was found In a gully adjoining
the tracks west of hero
"Blue Tad" System Opposed.
Washington.—The senate gave Its
approval to the abolition of the "blue
tag" system or fast freight branch of
the Becond class mail service Inaug
urated by Poetmaßter General Hitch
cock, agreeing to second class pro
visions of the postoffice appropriation
bill, requiring transportstion of peri
odical In mall cars. Senator Swan
son led an unsuccessful fight to give
publishers the option of having their
publications go by mail or fast
freight, declaring that the postoffice
bill as presented was unfair
First Bala Bold.
Savananh, Ga. —In front of the Sa
vannah cotton exchange, the first bale
of cotton for the new season of 1912-
13 was sold at auction. The staple
brought 81 1-$ cents, a new record
for the first bale for many years. The
bale was received by express from A
P. Petway of Eastman. It graded
middling and weighed 850 pounds.
Th« bale will be expressed to New
York at once. The first bale of eot
-1 ton -was received last year on July 26
and sold tor tf 1-8 cents a pound.
WORK OF TEACHERS
HAVE MADE MUCH PROGRESS AT
THE TRAINING BCHOOL FOR
SOME INTERESTING DATA
Regarding the Work of the Past Year
of Eut Carolina Collage at Green
ville.—Elated Over the Sueceaa of
the Summer School.
Greenville. —Those who take pride
In the career and progress of East
Carolina Teachers' Training School
will be interested In some points from
the session just closed. With thia
purpose in view a visit waa made to
the school to get some data on the
work of the past year. It waa found
that the enrollment of the regular
term had reached 235 and of the
summer term 359, making a total
enrollment for the year of 594. In
addition to these, there were 266 more
applicants for admission that the
school could not accommodate.
Through the kindess of the people of
Greenville in opening their homes to
students about one hundred of these
excess applicants found places to
board outside of the school and thus
were enabled to take advantage of
the course, but this still left 166 who
could not be admitted throuugh lack
Fully a month before the summer
term began the applications had
reached the capacity of the school,
and from then on letters had to be
sent advising that there was no more
room. Could all who applied for ad
mission to this term have been taken
i the enrollment would have reached
; 760, not to mention others who would
have applied but for the information
i being sent out that the capacity of
the school had been filled. The at
j tendance this year was much larger
than last year, and more than twice
| as many teachers remained through
to the end--of the term than remain
ed last year, the number standing
the final examination being 163.
Another remarkable thing about
the summer term this year is the
earnestness with which the teachers
took up and pursued their work. Even
with so large attendance, necessitat
ing much work In registering they
were ready to take up the regular
class duties on the .seoond day.
Sickness Among Cattle Not Berlous.
Henderson vllle. —Stockralsers and
cattle owners of Henderson county and
other sections of Western North Car
olina will be glad to learn that after
an investigation of the trouble that
has caused considerable alarm, State
Veterinarian W .0. Chrlsman an
nounced that the sickness among cat
' tie is not by any means serious. Af-
I ter reports had been received from
■ various parts of the county to the ef
fect that cattle were sick and dying
: In'some Instances, Dr. Chrlsman was
wired and urged to come and investi
gate the trouble at once.
Premium List of State Fair.
Raleigh.—The premium list for the
fifty-second great state fair has been
| issued, the largest prizes yet given
i being shown In the catalogue. Hon.
! E. F. Mcßae, of Maxton, Is president.
of the association; Joseph E. Pogue,
! of Raleigh, secretary and Sanford L.
Rotter, of Raleigh, treasurer. Their
report for the 1911 exhibition shows
i up well, one reform, the abolition of
the complimentary and half tickets
having shown an Increase of $1,485
Improvements In Echoola.
Hendersonville. —Many of the lead
ing public schools In Henderson coun
ty will be seated with modern desks
: at an early date, about 100 desks
having been ordered at a cost of ap
proximately $276. Prof. W. S. Shit-
I tie, superintendent of the county
schools, announces that desks have
been ordered for schools as designar
ted below: Fore Horse Shoe, 25;
Reese school, 20; high school depart- -
ment of Mills River Academy, 12:
Middle Fork school, district No. 2.
Edneyvlllf township, 26; Cedar
Springs school 15.
1 James McCullsn Has Besn Captured.
Clinton. —James McCullen, charged
with the murder of Jonah Simmons,
reported from here several days ago,.
; was Raptured near Newton Grove by
; a posse of citlsens and brought her*
and lodxed in ]ail with his father, W.
R. McCullen. who is charged with
being present aiding and abetting at
the time the fatal shot was fired. It
is said that Simmons was on the front.
; porch of his own house when shot by
some one standing in the yard. Mrs.
Simmons testified that it was the-.
Grand Jury Established Record.
' Wilmington. The present grand
Jury, which has been In session near
ly two weeks has established a record
for activity for this county and pos
sibly for the state. About 275 indict
ments have been brought at this term
of court and §bout K0 of these were
returned In one day. The indict
ments are tor violations of the prohi
bition law, nuisance, the latter In
cluding various particulars, disorder
. ly houses, frequenters of such places,
; owners and agents of houses of 111-
Caaie, knowing than to be such, etc..