The Weather Today: i FAIR. The News and Observer. VOL. 1111. NO. 61. ELosmOs ©DO DsO® lpll Dd ©stoOdem GDsiotty [Papso 0 © odd ©©UDd R3wi aiuuuu ©Ej[p©QoOsiilo®Qn EIGHT ARE CALLED ID THE MINISTRY Eleven are Elected to Dea con’s Orders. REPORTS OF THE ELDERS Many Accessions to the Churches and Splendid Progress in God's Work—Strong Ad dress by Dr. Kilgc—Case of Rev. Mr. Crater. (Special to the News and Observer.) Monroe. N. C.. Nov. 21. —The third day’3 session of the Western North Caro lina Conference opened this mftrning with devotional exercises, conducted by Rev. Ira Erwin. Rev. Z. Paris, chairman of the com mittee of investigation, reported that a trial was necessary in the matter of charges against Rev. Mr. Crater, and Bishop Smith appointed the trial com mittee, naming Rev. W. V. Honeycutt as prosecutor. Call of question twenty was resumed and some thirty charges reported- Under call of question one, J. F. Armstrong, Joseph W. Long, Wm. Lee Hutchins, Henry C. Byrum. Jno. F. Kirks, Thos. R. Wolfe and Clinton P. Moore were ad mitted on trial. Rev. Dr. Daniel Atkins read a tele gram of Christian greeting from the Moravian Synod assembled in Salem. Question two was taken up and the class of the first year, numbering eleven, were continued on trial and elected to deacon’s orders. Rev. Dr- Brooks offered a resolution expressing the pleasure of the conference that Bishop Smith has decided to live within its bounds, and the same was adopted by a rising vote. A class of eight were admitted into full membership under call of question eight, and were called to the altar and given a solemn charge by the Bishop who admonished to make full proofs of their ministry. The names of S. D. Stamey, Allen H. Whiner and L. H. Triplett were referred for the superanuated relations. Rev. H. M. Duboise, of Nashville, was introduced and addressed the conference in the interest of Epworth League ana the organ of that department of church work. The conference adjourned with bene diction by Rev. Dr. Reid, of Nashville. A meeting was held this afternoon in the interest of domestic missions and addresses were made by Revs- W. L. Grissom and E. L. Bain. Tonight at the educational meeting a strong and able address was delivered by Dr. Kilgo. of Durham. REPORTS OF THE ELDERS. The reports of the presiding elders by districts were made as follows: Rev- R. H. Parker, Asheville district— Was able to attend all but one quarter ly meeting, and have a faithful corps of preachers, who had the work on their hearts. Ten charges out of sixteen have paid pastors' salaries, and all confer ence collections in full, while churches in Hendersonville and Asheville have paid more than assessed. Rev. J. C. Rowe, Charlotte district— All Interests of the church have been well looked after by the preachers on the district. Good revivals in many of the churches, and a large number of ac cessions to church membership. Several new churches have been built on the district, all commodious and well-ap pointed, but not every one as fine as the one in which the present conference is being held. Among the valuable ac cessions to the district may be numbereu Bishop A. Coke Smith, and Dr. John R. Brooks, both of whom recently moved to Charlotte. All financial reports far in advAnce of last year. Rev. J. A. Cook. Franklin district — Have had a prosperous year, and sub stantial progress made along all lines- Good revivals; 500 conversions; several new churches built and SSOO raised in excess of last year on pdeachers’ salaries, and S2OO advance on conference collec tions. Nine charges pay missionary as sessments in full, and two a surplus over. Rev. J. R. Scroggs, Greensboro dis trict—Preachers on the district have all done a faithful year’s work. 500 acces sions, 300 by certificate. Completed one new parsonage; 20 charges pay all claims in full, some over. There is no falling behind in finances, although the Section suffered considerably from the drouth during the summer. Rev. T. E. Wasg, Morganiou district— Preachers have all done well during the year, although there was some little dis organization early in the year, owing to the serious illness of Rev. C. G. Little, first appointed presiding elder, who had to retire from the work. Finances all up on six charges, and an increase gen erally on the others; 460 accessions. Rev- J. J. Renn, Mt. Airy district— District suffered considerably from llu» illness of preachers and their families, and one valuable laborer, Dr. W. 11. Leith, of Elkin, called to his reward. One preacher lost his voice, but despite all the drawbacks a good report is made. Good revivals, several parsonages built; collections in advance of last year; sev eral charges paid in full .and over. Have met all quarterly meetings but one, and that due to high water. Rev. W. W. Bay 3, Salisbury district — A fairly good year, mission colle-tioas paid in full and over. Commenced build ing several new churches. Rev. J. H. Weaver, Shelby district —A' very successful year, large number of accessions by certificate and conversion, nearly 1,000 all told. Finances well in advance of former years- Several charges paying in full and over. Rev. J. E. Thompson, Statesville dis trict—Have not missed a single quarter ly medflng during the year. Spiritual condition of churches good; 50 acces sions. Built one new parsonage, so all charges on the district now have homes for their preaches. Financial report nearly in full, and an increase of $2,000. Rev. F. L. Towmsend, Waynesville district—A very good year; missed only one appointment; all preachers on dis trict blessed with good health, except one. Fine revival meetings; 500 profcs-J sions; four new churches projected; sev eral repaired, one or two parsonage' debts paid off. Rev. Daniel Atkinson, Winston dis trict —Pastors of all charges had good' health, and did a good year'd work. I Gracious revivals on every charge; 1,000 professions. Majority of preachers were paid salaries in full- Only one charge failed to pay full mission assessment. Two have a surplus of $450. Four new mill towns have had new Methodist churches built this year, all of which are occupied except one, A church has also been built during the year in Salem. District parsonage also erected at a cost of $3,000. CONFERENCE NOTES. Four preachers have died since the conference assembled a year ago, namely, Revs. Geo. W. Ivey, W. H. Leith, Geo. J. Owen and R. B. Shelton- Telegrams of fraternal greetings were ordered sent the Moravian Synod in session at Winston-Salem, and the Methodist Protestant Conference at Asbcboro. Bishop Smith is a gentlman of delicate feelings, and broad sympathy, which has shown itself frequently during the conference. Yesterday when one of the infirm superanuated brethren was speak ing there was some confusion, and he said tenderly, and yet with emphasis: ‘‘Brethren, you may not be able to hear the feeble utterances of these aged and infirm Fathers in Israel, but I hope you will at least give them the compliment of silence. FIVE ILLS CLOSE No Coal to . Furnish Power. Thousands in Enforced Idleness. (Special t<| News and Observer.) Charlotte, N C-, Nov. 21.—Thousands of cotton mill operatives were thrown out of employment today by the shutting down of five of the Cannon mills. Mr, J. W. Cannon, owner of the mills, states that the scarcity of coal is the cause. He can give no idea as to when the mills w f ill resume. The Cannon Mills bleach ery and Mills Nos. 1, 2 and 3 shut down at noon today and the Cabarrus Mill will close at the same hour tomorrow. The American Laundry Company, through its attorney here, has brought an action against the Leon laundry, of this city, to show cause why a receiver should not be appointed to wind up the affairs of the local concern. The assets of the Leou laundry, are placed at $6,000, and the liabilities SB,OOO. Dr. J. S. Gribble, one of the best known physicians in the country, passed away at his home near Matthews early this morning, lie, was 79 years old and leaves a wife and two married daugh ters. THE I RIAL OF B REESE- Two Witnesses Testify—None bat Breese Case to be Tried This Term. (Special to the News and Observer.) Charlotte. N. C., Nov. 21. —George M. Coffin, vice president of the Phoenix National Bank of New York, w'ho was Deputy Comptroller of the Currency at the time of the Asheville Bank wreck ing, was the principal witness for the, government today. He testified that Major Breese, the defendant, had con fessed to him that he (Breese) had taken one hundred and fourteen thousand from the bank and had replaced this amount with notes. W. H- Westall, Robert U. Garrett, of Asheville; W. F. Snyder, of Salisbury; J. D. Church, of New York, and Rev. Thomas Lawrence, of Asheville, testified as to certain checks given them by Breese, the government claiming that these checks were drawn by Breese when he had no account in the bank. The court has decided that only one case, that against Breese, will be hoard at this term, the others being continued. Liquor Bills Before the Assembly. (By the Associated Tress.) Richmond, Va., Nov. 21. Ihe session of the Assembly was longer than usual today. Many bills were presented and others passed in both branches. The House heard a long discussion upon a proposed resolution declaring the sense of the *Housc to be in favor of the election of commissioners of the reve nue by the people. It was killed upon the table. Two important liquor bills were offer ed in the Senate. One requires appli cants for license to show the endorse ment of a majority of the qualified voters of the district, and the other authorizes ff/he 'friends and (families of Kabitual drunkards to have the right to take them to places of confinement. Both bodies I adiourned about 1 o'clock until noon to morrow. RALEIGH. NORTH CAROLINA. SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 22. 1902. DUSTED BYDAVIDSON At Greensboro A, and M. Pig skin Pushers Find Their Name is Naught. (Special to the News and Observer.) Greensboro. N. C., Nov. 21.—Last year it was A. and M. football team on top of Davidson to the tune of 27 to 6. To day the brass-buttoned gallants went down in defeat and Davidson is doing the jubilating over a score of 5 to 0. A good attendance was on hand. A. and M. seemed lacking in spirit, caused, it is claimed, by absence, on account of sprained legs, of its two best tackles. The teams were very evenly matched, the ball staying around center field most of the time, Davidson playing a better average, and the only brilliant feature was a sixty-yard run of Cald well, w T ho made a touch-down. Davidson kicked goal but on the off side and it was not counted. The cadets after every down arose to a man with out injury, indicating physical develop ment, while Davidson often delayed for wind and recuperation. Davidson plays Guilford College there tomorrow. A. and M. leaves to night for Raleigh. The line-up follows: A. and M.—Gulley, r- e.; Neal, r. t.; Beebe, r. g.; Hadley, c.; Abernethy, 1. g.; Carpenter, 1. t.; Tucker, 1. e.; As bury, q. b.; Shannonhouse, 1. h. b-; Roberson, f. b.; ’Welch, r. h. b. Subs—Darden, Gaither. Davidson —Caldwell, r. t.; McFadden, t.; Hutchinson, r. g.; Johnston, c-; Sloup, I. g.; Gibson, 1. g.; Gibson, 1. t.; Currie, 1. e.; Mills, q. b.: Mcßound, 1. b.; Dal ton, r. h. b.; Fetncr, 1. h. b. When the A- and M. team left for Greensboro yesterday morning many cadets accompanied them to the depot, wishing their representatives success. President Winston was at the depot, and was called on for a speech. He complimented the team on its excellent record as a team and their conduct as young gentlemen. His hope, he told them, was for their victory over David son by a score of at least 30 to 0. At the close of his remarks he pre sented the team with a box of delicious fruit for their enjoyment while on the train. LAND FOR EIGHT MILLION DOLLAR SHIP YABD BOUGHT. Tho New Yard on Hampton Roads Will be Beady in a Year and / Will Employ Eight Thonsand Men. tßy the Associated Tress.) Norfolk, Va., Nov. 21. —A deed was filed in the recording office today trans ferring to the Norfolk-Hampton Roads Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company from the Norfolk and Hampton Roads Company, in consideration of $339,500, six hundred and seventy-nine acres of land fronting on Hampton Roads, near Sewell’s Point, to be used for the $S 000,- 000 ship yard that will be at once erected, Including a 1,000-foot dry dock. The old ship yard company has been completely reorganized and the officers of the new corporation are: William P. Harrison, of the World Manufacturing Company, of Cincinnati, president; W. H. Knauss. of Columbus, Ohio, of Knauss & Gamble, vice-president and treasurer; John T. Gample, of the same firm, secretary. The board of directors consist of the above and T. J- Davis, of Cincinnati, and J. V. Ewing, of Cincinnati, well known among the leading financiers of that city. The now yard will employ eight thou sand hands and will be completed within one year. It is capitalized at $5,000,000, with a maximum of $10,000,000, and bonded for $3,000,000; $1,000,000 is now available and the purchase price of the tract bought today was paid in cash by a check on the First National Bank of Cincinnati. The yard will be independent of tho Nixon string of shipbuilding plants. BEAUMONT A VENICE- The Streets Canals and the Carriages Boats— Heavy Damage by Bain. (By the Associated Tress.) Beaumont, Texas, Nov. 21.—A heavy rain began falling at 1 a. m., continuing until daylight. Tcople awoke to find the city under from two to seven feet of water. Many stores and dwellings are flooded and business is entirely sus pended. Boats are navigating the streets. Considerable damage has been done. OSCEOLA TRIBE BED MEN. Increasing Membership-Joint Committee on Bazaar. Osceola Tribe of Red Men held a large an enthusiastic meeting last night. Two candidates were exhalted to the Chief’s degree and there were seven applications for membership presented. The member ship is active and working hard to build up the lodge financially and numerically. The following committee on the bazaar to be held some time during January was appointed to acting in conjunction with a similar committee appointed by Occo iieeehee tribe: C. M. Bernard, E. A. Womble, T. T. Sale, W. J. Bell, Junius Moore and J. M. Bishop. The committee from Oceoneechee is Jno. W. Hinsdale, Jr., Jno. U. Smith. A. Dughi. C. 11. Bcine, os. E. Pogue and R. O. King. This joint committee will meet at once and formulate plans for the bazaar which is intended to be made a big affair. THE GOREJiySTERY No Light Thrown on it by the Autopsy, De Rydzeski in Jail. (By the Associated Tress.) Paris, Nov. 21.—The tragic death of the young American artist, Mrs. Ellen Gore, continues to occupy the attention of the police and the staff of the American con sulate. The developments of the true inwardness of the mystery were followed with eager interest by the public today and brought forward many who had known Mrs. Gore here and in America and from them her antecedents were fully established. It was developed also that she had been a pupil of the famous com poser, Moszkowski, while De Rydzewski was a pupil of Jean Lasalle, the baritone of the grand opera. The police branch of the mystery seemingly remains un developed and no further light has been thown on the causes which led to the tragedy or the circumstances attending its enactment. An autopsy was held to day by Dr. Socquet and resulted in a formal report that the cause of death was a bullet wound. Consul-General Gowdy assigned a member of his staff to attend the autopsy and take notes of the condition of the body. That official reported that the bullet entered the fore head above the left eye and went clear through the head. The bullet was not found. The prefect of police designated Gas tinne the expert armorer, to study the weapon and wound for the purpose of determining the possibility of suicide. Although many friends of Mrs. Gore called on Mr. Gowdy, none claimed the body, and late in the day he cabled At torney Butler, of Mexico City, asking as to its disposition. The family of Dr. Burner, an American dentist in the Rue de la Taix. furnished details of the antecedents of Miss Gore. De Rydzewski continues in confinement. The police decline to admit his friends to see him. pending inquiries. M. Lasalle has undertaken to champion his pupils in this and has designated two leading lawyers to defend him. Lasalle says the murder theory is untenable as De Ryd zewski is of a tender, sympathetic dispo sition. De Rydzewski and his brother brought Mrs. Gore to Lasalle recently. She dis cussed her musical ambitions and was vivacious, charming, and enthusiastic over music. The police have modified their theory. De Rydzewski at first claimed that the girl was dead and he, afterwards said she had committed suicide. The police, at first held this to be a damaging con tradiction, but Commissary Landell said, after fuller investigation today, that the second declaration regarding suicide, was misunderstood and that Dc Rydzewski in tended to indicate merely that she was dead. Story of Mrs Gore’s Life. (By the Associated Press.) Mexico City, Nov. 21,—The tragic death in Paris of Mrs. Gore, wife of Thomas Sinclair Gore, has shocked her friends in this city, where she was regarded as a lady of artistic tastes and had a large circle of acquaintances in the American and English colonics. Her husband is a Canadian and brought his wife here as a bride some fifteen years ago. She is be lieved to have been born in Ohio, but on being orphaned at an early age, was brought up by her aunt, Mrs. P. T. Dick inson, of Alameda, California. It is said that the couple did not live happily to gether. They had one child which died. For some time past, Mr. and Mrs. Gore have lived apart, and she, being of an artistic temperament and fond of music, went to Vienna, where she studied under good masters. She returned to this city to arrange for her future support, her husband being the owner of a large amount of real estate here and proprie tor of the Gore court apartment house in the fashionable quarter. It is under stood that Mr. Gore was very liberal in the treatment of his wife, agreeing to an equal division of the ownership and rent as far as the apartment house was con cerned. Edward C. Butler, her attorney here, reys that the idea of suicide is to be dis carded at once. Mrs. Gore was wrapped up in her music, and her business inter ests here were in excellent shape. He had only yesterday received a business letter from her. In this letter she wrote: “I am taking lessons with Maszkowski, the great composer and pianist. lam working hard and getting along well. T am also taking French lessons, so that mv time is completely occupied.” Mrs. Gore is recalled as being a re fined woman of irreproachable character, admired for her grace and taste in dresc and was often known to take part in concerts here. Her husband made his money in coal and real estate operations. He is now supposed to be singing in opera in the United States, although possessed of large property here. Mrs. Gore’s maiden name was Nellie F. Stogdali, and her father was a Meth odist minister, dead years ago. REWARD FOR HANKINB. Feven Registered Distilleries Seized for Irreg ularities—lllicit Stills Captured. (Special to News and Observer.) Greensboro. N. C., Nov. 21, —J. G. Han kins, who escaped from an officer of Rowan county at Salisbury Tuesday, has not been found. The sheriff of Rowan has offered $25 reward for him. His wife, so it is said, has determined to leave Greensboro if he is not soon ar rested, for she was staying only to be present at bis trial. A negro girl called at Dick’s laundry late yesterday after noon and asked to see Mrs. Hankins, In timating in a mysterious manner that she had some news from her husband, but Mrs. Hankins would not see her and she left. A few who know him say that if he gets a few' drinks ahead he will try to see his wife even at the risk of being cap tured. Mr. R. D. Aiken, who was accidentally shot in the arm a few days ago, is at the city hospital and is doing about as wall as could be expected. The wound was a very serious one and Mr. Aiken also suffers from being compelled to lie on his back all the time. In the last ten days there has been re ported to Revenue Agent A. C. Tatter son the seizure of seven registered dis tilleries for the usual irregularities, such as removal of spirits without payment of tax, excessive material, etc. In the same length of time six or eight illicit distilleries were seized. Two of those seizures w r ere made not far from Greens boro. Rev. Dr. Dean, of Atlanta, who has accepted the call at St. Barnabas church, in this city, will arrive and take up his work the first Sunday in December. Mr. A. M. Scales, chairman of the board of trustees of the colored A. and M. College, reached the city yesterdav afternoon after several days spent in the western part of the State. Referring to the “roasting” of the A. and M. by the examiners of State institutions, he said that the affairs of the institution were never in better shape and that as soon as he could get a few moments’ leisure he would prepare a statement for the press in answer to the unfavorable criticism of the examiners. \ FUNERAL OF CAPTAIN BNOW. Followed to the Grave by Hundreds who Loved and Honored Him. (Special to News and Observer.) High Toint, N. C., Nov. 21. —On yester day occurred the funeral services over the remains of the late Capt. W. H. Snow', postmaster at this place. The funeral was very largely attended and was held in the graded school auditorium. Dr. J. B. Richardson made one of the best talks ever listened to on the life and character of this well known man. He was followed by other ministers of the town who, in brief talks, told of the exemplary life of Captain Snow, of the good he had accomplished in life and es pecially here, where, for near on to half a century, he has made his home. Tcople from every direction came to attend the last sad rites of their dead friend and the hundreds of people in attendance tes tified by their presence of their respect, love and devotion for this grand old Tuan. | The remains were followed to 4he ceme tery by the 800 school children and about as many grown people. After short services at the grave the 800 school children passed by the open grave each depositing a twig of cedar in the grave. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. ONE HUNDRED MILLS. The Mtrgor Committee Actß Favorably <ra Properties Aggregating $22,01)0,000. (Special to the News and Observer.) Greensboro, N. C.. Nov. 21- —The cot ton mill merger committee, in session here since yesterday morning, at ten o’clock tonight, contrary to expectations, had failed to complete their heavy task of eliminating undesired properties from the offerings of over a hundred and fifty cotton mills. It is learned that one hun dred properties have been favorably acted on, except that papers Submitted by several of these will have to be re turned for amendment, necessitating an other session after adjournment of this one. The work will be practically con cluded some time during the night. Properties aggregating twenty-two mil lion dollars have been thus far embraced in selected options. Ellen En Gets the Yellow River. (By the Associated Press.) Tensacola, Fla., Nov. 21. —The final transfer of the Yellow River Railroad to the Louisville and Nashville has been made at the first meeting of the board of directors. The Yellow River road will be conducted, for the present, apart from the Louisville and Nashville, being under separate management, although owned by the big system. The board of direc tors are C. F. Brent. W. A. Blount and E. O. Saltmarsh. E. O. Saltmarsh was elected president, and C. F. Brent, secre tary and treasurer. Other matters con nected with the transfer of the property and conducting the business were trans acted. Liberty or Death, Says Wilcox. (Special to the News and Observer.) Elizabeth City, N. C., Nov. 21.—A fellow prisoner today asked Jim Wilcox, the alleged murderer of Nellie Cropsey, if he would be content with a verdict of murder in the second degree. Wilcox replied: ‘‘Give me liberty or give me death.” Your correspondent endeavored to in terview' the famous prisoner, but he would not talk. Tho gallows evidently has no terrors for him, he would rather hang than suffer imprisonment, lie has intimated this before. The Superior Court will tomorrow’ designate the place to which the neav trial will be carried. Sites for Public BuildiDgs. (By the Associated Tress.) Washington, D. C., Nov. 21. —Assistant Secretary Taylor has selected sites for public buildings as follows: Charlottesville, Va., Synagogue site, northeast corner Market and Second streets, price $15,000. Spartanburg, S. C., North Church and Walnut streets, price $8,500. Rock Hill, S. C., northeast corner Main and Caldwell streets, price $5,500. j PRICE FIVE CENTS. SHEDDER OF BLOOD SEEKS SftHCTUARY Our Departmental Solons are Stumped. A PUZZLING QUESTON Minister Hunter’s Son Kills William Fi'zgerald in Guatemala City and Takes Rtfuge in the Legatior, —Shall he b 3 Currendered? (By the Associated Press.) Washington, D. C., Nov. 21. —The Stato Department has been informed that God frey Hunter, Jr., son of the United States minister at Guatemala #city, today shot and killed William Fitzgerald, of Grand Rapids, Mich. Hunter has taken refuge in the legation and an interesting ques tion has arisen as to his exemption from arrest. Important details are lacking in the report of the affair which has come to the department, and the officials are in doubt as to what should be done. They have no notion of surrendering with out protest an American citizen to the local courts of Guatemala, unless satis fied that the man is a proper subject for punishment. A closer inspection of the original advice revealed the fact that the only name by which the man was known was Fitzgerald, he had not the name Wil liam, as was supposed at first. He was shot four times. Another important fact developed was that young Hunter was accompanied at the time of the shooting by the secretary of the legation. This official is set down in the register as being James G. Bailey, of Kentucky, who went to his post in June, 1901. The cable gram also, rather by suggestion than by direct statement, gave ground for an in ference that the killing avas provoked. Not much is known here of the per sonality of Godfrey Hunter, Jr., and it is impossible to learn definitely whether or not he was actually connected offi cially with the United States legation at Guatemala City at the time of the kill ing. That he had been a clerk or type writer in the legation is established but in some quarters it is said that connec tion had been terminated for some time. This may be a very important point in settling the question of exemption of young Hunter from arrest, for a legation attache or employee enjoys a large part of tho exemptions conferred by interna tional law on an ambassador or minis ter. Another point that may operate in Hunter’s favor is his kinship to the min ister. The excitement in the neighborhood of the legation in Guatemala City has made it difficult for the State Department to obtain any information from any unbiased person connected with the legation and not involved in the affray. Therefore it is probable that it will await some ap plication from the Guatemalan authori ties for the surrender of young Hunter and decide Hunter’s claim to exemption from arrest on the basis of all facts presented. It is suggested here that the shooting affray may have been tho result of the recent relief of Dr. Hunter from his post as minister. The Doctor has been steadily embroiled with members of the American colony almost since he as sumed office in 1897, and lately owing to his connection with a government rail road and other matters not supposed to ho proper for a minister to meddle with. The pressure became so acute that tho department was obliged to relievo him from office. It may be that Fitzgerald was connected in some way with tho charges made against the minister. Sketch of Fitzgerald. (By tho Associated Tress.) Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 21.—William Fitzgerald was born here and was about 27 years of age. Seven or eight years ego he drifted to Guatemala, whore he held several different government posi tions, He is said by his relatives hero to have been private secretary of the Tresident of Guatemala for some time past. The last time he was in Grand Rapids was two years ago. At one time Fitzgerald was a parlor car conductor on the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad. A MIBTRIAL EXPECTED. The Jury in the McArthur Seduction Case ia Still Out. (Special to the News and Observer.) Rutherfordton, N. C. Nov. 21.—The jury, which took the case of Lester Mc- Mahan, charged with (ho seduction of Miss Florence McArthur, is still out. It is thought that there will be a mis trial. McMahan's brother, John, who was ! yesterday found guilty of this offense, i has not yet been sentenced. Debate at Elon. (Special to News and Observer.) Elon College, N. C., Nov. 21.—Tomor row is the timo of the fourth annual literary entertainment of the Thilologifin Society of Elon College, November 22nd. An interesting programme will be ren dered. The query of the debate will be, Resolved, That a law prohibiting the employment of child-labor under four ! teen years of age in our Southern Textile ! mills would be wise. Affirmative, E. M. 'Carter, R. J. Williams; negative, P. H. I Elkins, Edward French.

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