WASHINGTQ^. NORTH QARQLINA, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 13, 1909.
W 8F KEY
WEST A MASS
If Lu I n tftmJu
500 Homes Destroyed
More Than 100 Vessels, Seven
Ghurches and Nine Cigar Fac
tories Add to Great Loss in the
Jacksonville. Fla., Oct. 13. ? rWitn
the hurricane burled In the Atlantic
" ocean, several hundred miles off
Jacksonville and the reports from the
peninsula of Florida njore reassuring,
interest centers in the late of the sev
eral thousand workmen employed on
^he Florida East Coast Extension
railway. These men are bridging the
Atlantic, building a railway from Mi
ami to Ke/"\VeBt, across the waters
of the ocean/ In ordinary cond'ltlona
they live on dredges and house boats,
but the weaftTOr bureau was able to
~ 36-hours^ warning and preparations
wero'made for the "big blow." The
men were called into the safer parts
of the coast, and measures were tak
en to protect tlyj construction of the
line. / .
Just ho\v_v^ar thft- precautionary
measures were successful remains to
be seen. The only reports from the
line are in the possession of Vice
President Beckwith, dTThe railroad,
and he declines to make them public.
Other officials claim that the men
are all safe and that, it Is the belief
of the engineers that the work has
not been greatly damaged.
Half of Kej West in Rains.
Key West. Fla., Oct. 12? The Flor
ida Bast Coast Railway extension
lUnmar Phil SheckeT arrived here
tkls afternoon from Sugar I>oaf,
bringing the first direct news from
the . thousands of men employed* on
tta? extension, concerning whom there
was grave apprehension. _ The camps
at Bocaehicaand Sugar Loaf were de
stroyed and the^gr%de-tor 30 miles
but there has been no loss of life
along -the line.
Second Mate A ndre.w* Cooper, or
the schooner Med ford, lost his life
the government wharf and his body
was washed overboard. Three mem
bers of the crew^of another schooner
are missing and It Is .thought they
were drowned. * ? - .
Matacumble reports no loes of life
NWfW 16H- Ot HUQ llvAl
ftlong <he eoaat is bgllered Jte be i
One death Is . reported, that of
Frank Ofay, a photographer. <
Today hundreds of homeless were
roaming the streets. Fortunately the
weather Is brtfht and warm and
thece is little physical, suffering.
1'? Wit- JD+EiUM&ftf his Instruct-1
ed the commandant of the coast ar
tillery companies stationed here to
aid the city authorities In every way
possible; and tents and bedding will
be distributed by the soldiers.
At this time no estimate can be
rftren. of the financial l6i?Ws Tncurre<r
T>y Ihe storm, but It Is believed it will
be between two and three million dol
stances months, before the big tobac
co factories will be able to resume
operation8r and business generally
will be at a standstill* for at least sev
*??> *"? ? i: ? - ? '
. As Boon aa dirknol fell laat night.
tU?VH began their rmld on the
hom?e and offlce buildings -deetroyed
Duetto, gtiyi , The pnlUie were iin.
able to cope with the aUtutloo and
Mayor Fogarty Immediately called
for IMKW Weel-Guarda. the loeal
?lllllary orgaalaatlon, and the city
?IHIml ?alee ??Hl.l H? -- ? ?
In the realrtoc^aifttkt the streets
la many Instances were rendered lm
paaaable by the mtai of the honeea.
Whole bullrings were picked up and
hurled serosa the streets, and ?aty
advance w%rnjpfa of th?\w*aU*V bu
reau prevented a Heavy loss of life. |
Along the wafer front, the beaches]
were 'strewn with the wreckage* o 1
IN BOX CAR
Infant About Thirty -Six Hours
OM FnnnH l.yiny In-iiilp nf
Suit C?S?^ _
Huntington. W. Va>, Oct. 11. ? A
pretty, little, ltgbt-hairod. blue-eyed,
girl baby, apparently not moro than
36 hours old, was taken from* a suit
case. In a box car of the-^?hesapeake
& Ohio freight train at Montgomery ,
When the tradn which fe/l this city
shortly before daylight" thfs" mornng
pulled Into Montgomery two tramps
told tho conductor that the screams
of a child could be..beard in the box
car, and' an Investigation. was begun.
The child was found in the sultcasc. j
dressed in the finest of linens. About
Its body was a white broadcloth cape. j
Nothing could be found by which the
child could be Identified. It was at
last turned over to Squire Davis, who ;
says he will adopt the infant. " ' ? J
a" copy or a Toledo ne^-Bpaper, dated :
September 29. The car had bee^ in!
the railway yards hers tivo days. |
a Local Virtue
I am comparatively a stranger in j
Washington which probably accounts .
for me noticing- the beautiful spirit'
and Interest eo manifest one towards
another in your lovely city. The co- j
operation of Wirablngtbfttans is -str^
marked that even the casual observer ;
could but notice It.
A tow days ago one of the carni
val operators was held up, assaulted !
and robbed. The mgjiy expressions'
of sympathy toward.th Is unfortunate
young man was certainly a clear ,
dembnstratlon of the love^hn<Wrlend
lines8 of her good folk, and can but
help make the stranger feel, that I
within the confines qf Washington. he (
is truly among friends
| Generally speaking, we "are prone
to be selfish, and Invariably over
look the many opportunities to speak ?
a kind word to those In distress, but'
not so with Washington. I am proud;
m?t nr tiuw? Mwwi ibhi rtr fmrr guy !
and today all that- remains of his
mortal being rests peaoefully beneath
f^tnur and Waahlnprfitn a
ciiy, founded upoh a basis as fertile
and; productive as the best. Her peo
ple thrifty and energetic, while the
"go aftet.lt" anaff and energy (>re-i
vails, as in all business centers, "yet
that spirit of brotherly love and
frlendlinesa 6o. rarely seen In these
****** -days of commercial -Jtax*
beautlfxil town than all the selfish
greed that ever existed.
Strangers notice more than your
home people. You kpow that we can
never see ourselves as others seef^us.
Continue faithfully upon the pattu^
"Sfready biased, and great will be
you* ? stfEeona and ? Godly ? be ? pout ?
p?opi?- , ? h. Pt w.
HKCKVTIOS tHIH- EVKMNU.
Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Wlnfield, who
were married in Norfolk, October 6,'
Will arrive today~from their bridal ;
tour. This evening a reception will
| be tendered them at the home of the
.gron>rt!4 mother^Jklrs. Sarah A-Wlij
. field, corner Third and Fearce streets, '
from 8 to 11. ???'
small ' boats of all kinds, and here
vrhne piefi andwharves ? weie , all ;
| swept away'. At the time the storm !
brok^ yesterday afternoon there were
naarly 100 vat? Is in the hsrhnr Thn
majority of these were swept to sea
or broken up on the beaches. ' ?
city is practically in ruins, over 500
kmmm haretmen destroys A andJlAflt*
thdf a hnndred ships wrecked as a
result of the hurricane which swept
this ctty yesterday afternoon. 8e*B
churches and nine of. the Urfest
clgsr factories Iff the 8outh also were
Hundred of men are how at work
cleaning u( the streets under the di
rection of Mayor Fogarty. *.
PARTS f BfflMf
Severed Woman's Legs
Victim In Awful Murder Was a
Young Rhode Island Girl? Was
Murdered in New Bedford in
All Probability. ? -
?Tiverton, R. I., Oct. 12. ? Tho flnd-[
Jng of tho severed legs of a wcotian In
a dress suit case among some bushes
!n an outlying section of this town to
day brought to light What jtyg Author
ities aro convinced is a case of mur
der. The discovery of a Netf Bed
ford newspaper or yesteraay date
with the portions of the litnbs is re
garded as the most' Important clui.
thus far obtained, indicating possibly
the place of the murder, if murder
thOTC WQSi Thn nnH-rirlt lr>g "freight
were of tho opinion that the woman
was murdered in New Bedford, that
ih? legs were placed in the sr.M msp
there and brought by team or auto
mobile to Tiverton last night.
According to tho raetyaal examtnerrj
t>r. John Stlmson, the murder was!
committed not more than 12 or 15'
?:ou'rs before the- suit case wao -dis
covered. . That a .murder v.-asr com- 1
mlted, that the cutting was not done
by the experienced hands of a sur
geon or bjT a medic&T student Is the
belief of - the medical e'JEfiaiiner, who
says that apparently a common hand
saw was used lo-eer^rTBe legs from
the trunk. A search for the other
portions -of the body in the woods
nearby is being made.
The body might have lain undis
covered for days had not a rural lel"
ter carrier, Geo. Potter, chanced to
go to the spot this afternoon. Potter
was making hls'rounds, passing along
the road, when he noticed the por
tions of human legs partly wrapped
in a newspaper in the case. Later in
vestigation by the medical examiner
showed that the, suit case contained
tire left lqg, cut in two pieces at the ,
knee. The medical examiner after!
taking measui ements of the limbs in-1
timated that the Oman (or girl)
probaBTy was flvei feet three Inches
hi^h and Weighed Wout 129 pounds.
A large callous spot on the bottom
of the foot Indicated that the girl
was*accustomed to walking much or
to standing, and suggested that sh^
' j j.yliln.a
i Yesterday it is claimed there were
at least two thousand people In the
city to see the circus. The deport
ment of the .crowd was such that not
a single arrest was- made by the po
lice, neither was there a person 'seen
intoxicated. This spe'aks well for the
visitors and the city.
[ Y esterday afternoon a colored boy i
employed by Mr. Isaac Buck while'
riding a wheel up Main street deliver
_lnx_mfiftts. etc.. accidentally j>an intoi
ft wagon anfl.waa painfully hurt. Ati
first it was thought his arm had been
broken, but on examination this wa3
found to be not the case. He was
m arwmu ?na ?Kinne*/-nrservrttT Jnacewr
Arsenic in the Float flakes All
Mlddleburg, Pa., Oct ? Charg
ed with attempting to poison hU aged
mother-in-law, Mrs. 'Ante Stetzer, of
Laurelton, near here, another entire
family by placing arsenic In medicine
and flour which they u4^d, Jacob
-Baughman, aged 35yeatfc, of" Cass,
"WV Va., is under arreat *tajcwlsbup?
Baughman and his wife ,J?ad a dis
agreement, and she returned to hef
mother's home in Lafurelfen. He .fol
lowed and tried to eflfctSL reconcil
iation. This failed, and'jyKer another
disagreement he left tfreJiouse.
Shortly after his departure mem
bcrs of .the family, who "0artoc!: of
gome medicine became violently 111.
Others of l^e family and tome neigh
bors who ate bread bakef with flour
that was in<he house^dufeng. Baugh
aan'g visit also became ill with the
| symptoms indicating rjirttnlcal poi
soning. An analysis of the bread and'
Jjiedlcine dteclosed arWolc.
I - Baughman was arrtated jn a lum
ber camp liear Plttsbtirc. He was
! brought here and_ heKUtor the Janu
'ary term of court. J 1
News reached 'this city today an
nouncing the death at Plnotown yes
deceased was between 70 and SO
years of age. He had been a sufferer
for several years. The funeral toolc
place this afternoon at 1 o clock- ~rB'
Mr. Fenner Pllley, of Greenville,
grandson of the deceased, was in the
city this morning on hit way to at
tend the funeral. . , _
Miss Ada May Ajera^Jtho has-baea
confined to her home suffering from
a slight attack of diphtheria, is rap
idly improving. Her foany friends
will .welcome this Information with
cepted a position with the Carolina
Distributing Company. His many
friends are glad to know he has re
At State Fair, Raleigh, N. C., October
18th to 23d.
L 1. The- "Great Davenports." hlgh
w^e artists. ?
rare ? two monster balloons Htarting
at same time ? two paracnuies ar6p
from each balloon.
3. Four-horse Roman chariot race.
6. Mexican race.
! 6. Cowgirl race. ,
j 7. Cowboy race.
| 8.. Mexican cowgirl, cowboy and
I 9. Indfitn race.
10. Miss May- Cody, fancy and
tr.lck shooting (world's champion).
11. Big Indian war dance.
| 12, Hold-up of the Overland stage
f And others.
Don't go to "the nearest plfcce" when
baying a suit, or hat, or shoes go to
Jhe store that earn* your interest' by
Federal CQuri y -
WFfF Meet in This
The Federal court, for the Eaatam
District ot North C.rolln.
W (hf> city tomorrow m?latkg. with
HI* Honor. Judge H. O. Connor, pre
?Idln*. tTnlted States DtstrRT Xltqr
nW, Hori. Harrj Skinner, will appear
?PWBJI?aL There are be
tween fifteen and, twenty warrant
cuee on the docket foT trial,
' Thle will be the Drat time! Judxe
Connor baa rl.lted Waablnsrtoii la hi*
official capacity as United Sti-teB
iuilt- While a State Superior CaarL
lodge he rmted thl. eo.nty sereral
tlmee and made a meet favorable im
preasloif orTIttlganU end members of
The Dally News, In the name of the
city, extends to thla distinguished
inrlat a cardial welcome. He wears
the ermln* with dignity an<t ability,
and fa an honor to hla high position. 1
THE SMS HAVE
RIGHT TO M
Is Now Up to Them
Fundamental JL^w of the Coun
try in Speaking of Agitation
for Direct Vote of Senators
By the People.
The art lot] 31 of the sovereign
States of the Union declaring for a
constitutional convention to author
ize the election of senators by direct
vote uf the people and the possibility
that Congress man be confronted
with a demand for such a conven
tion, as has been pointed out, "con
tinues to be a fruitful theme of dis
cussion among public- men.
There" appears to be a tfn&nlmity *
of opinion that there Is nO tlmjs limit '
within which action teust be 'had af-l
ter a State Jits passed the proper res
olution. Nor^Ts ttiere^any dispute
over tn?F grower of a constituttoirat
convention to consider any and all
amendments \hat may be proposed.
Tho nillv n nnrl iiin n-Klnp 4prnw^ f,,,t
of the character of the resolutions as
passed by the legislatures, and the
will bring the matter properly before
Gives Light on Subject.
On TKTB subject, "Harmis Tayfor,
former minister to Spain, and well
known as an authority on constitu
tional law, taWced entertainingly yes
terday. Assuming that the action of
the *81 States consisted Of formal ap
plications for the constitutional con
vention,. Mr. Taylor said:
"Let us begin with the text dt ar
ticle 5 of the Constitution, which pro
" 'The Congress, whenever two- 1
Xhirds of both houses shall de^in it
necessary, shall propose amendments I
to this Constitution, or,' on the appli
cation of the legislature* of two
Xhirds of the several States, shall call 1
-4 convention -for-- proposing amend
ments, which, In either case, shall be i
valid to all Intents and purposes, as
part of tht< Constitution, when ratl
-fietl ? hjc the legislatures of three
fourths of the several States_or by
conventions hi three-fourths thereof,
as the one or the "other mode of ratl-j
ftcation , -may be proposed by Con
_"Tho compromise embodied in that!
article was peculiarly the work of
U ? ? been nKrerrt ? that the
11 111 I'n liilimlnn fataiaifc
special covenants- with the South _on!
slavery should- not? be liable to'
change. 1 ~
Cannot Control Process.
"The texT'of the article in ques-'
tlon makes k perfectly plain that'
Congress can exercise no authority j
w couliul wha^rsr otsf the pra<? ?]
through which the application of the i
legislatures of two-thirds of .the sev- '
' *' 1 ' .T1n ,
convention for proposing amend
"It Is for the legislatures of the
States alone, through concerted ac
tion. to make the call ta such man-'
ner as they may deem best. As Con
gress can have no Jurisdiction w.hat
tvwyi thftjllhlont /if a Aon.
ventlon, until the 'application of the
legislatures of two-thirds of the sev
eral States shall have been actually
presented to It, it is self-evident that
Congress cannot prescribe, either the
time or the manner in which the leg
islatures of two-thirds of the States
shall take their concerted action."
? Congress Bonnd to ^ '
y "But if the legislatures of two
'thlrds of tffe States apply to Con
gress to call a convention for the pur
pose of. proposing one or .any number
_of amendments to the Constitution
Congress Is bound to act. Therefore,
whether or not the action taken by 31
States on the sgbject of thV'dlreot
election of senators will oblige Con
gress to proceed In the matter de
pends upon what the precise action
| of the States has been.
-Uf Uiei kavejpetejy voted in favor
'of a constitutional aipendment on the
Hobs Box Care of the N. & S. at
iv'ft Can m y
7 u 1 * J 1*1
Clint Downing, colored, was arrest*
ed by Chief of Police Geo. N. Howard
thih afternoon at the Norfolk and
Southern depot, charged with the
breaking and entering box cars and
the larceny of four boxc3 of cigars, at
Downing was employed as a brake
man oir one of the freight trains.
Monday oilghr he broke the fphI of
cne of the cars and secured the
cigars. He made disposition of them
to another. The goods were uubse-l
Suently locaifiiLand Downing suB?ect
od. A warrant was sworn out for1
him today aii^TTe was apprehended. j
He Is uow in jail.
There will be prayer meeting serv- ,
Ices in all tl>e different churchcs of
jTfie city this evening beginning tit
7:30 o'clock. All cordially United to
SKATS ON SAI.K.
" Seats will ko on- sale- at Brown's
drug store tomorrow morning for the I
appearance of tlje Merchant of Venice
at tho opera house, Friday" avowing |
l\ l>. C. COXVKXTIOX.
Thif State convention of the United 1
Daughters of the Confederacy was
l.opened in Wilmington yesterday. The!
following E>aughters are delegates
from tlje Washington chapter: Mrs. |
Llda Rodman. Miss Maud R. Wind ley,
Mrs. Stephen ,T. Bragaw, and Mrs. I
HAS HKTt HXKl) HOME.
Mr. JesFe Mayo, who has been to
Newrnkn . Gil , for the past several]
months taking a course In the busi- I
ness college la that town, returned
home yesterday, where expects to re
I ? .
Looking Over Situation
I Mr. T. W. Ford of the J. S.
Farren Company in the City
Looking Over the Eield With ?
View of Re-openmg Factory.
Mr. T. Wheeden Ford, of the J. S.
Farren & Co.. Canned Goods Parkers,
Baltimore, arrived in _ t he city last -
evening. Mr; Ford 1!? here looking
over ihe oyster situation with a view
of ? reopening tl.e canning factory,
which has been dosed down for the
Iiast two year's..
In talkiflt; to ? News representative
i his morning. Mr. Ford stated that If
the outlook for oysters the coming
season were., propitious it was his
'.H'ltiii'ri the fartamrntitd resume op
orations. " Mr. Ford will leave for
Bel haven today so as to get in cL OBer ~
UHteli with the dredgers and tong5T8.
Before the factory could Tje opened
the management must have some as
to keep the plant busy.
When the factory operates, over
20 ft hands arc employed and the .city
is thereby benefitted In more ways
than one. Mr.. Ford speaks most en-. ? ? -
eouragirigly of the outloqk go far,
and thinks if nothing unforsfeen takes
place the factory will open here this
Much needed repairs to the plant
will havfe to bo made itod several lato
machinery " improvements installed.
If the company decides to open the
factory they will begin operations
within the next 30 . days.
The opening of thjs large plant will
be welcome newsJto the people as It .
will mean employment to a large
ihe Very Best
To Visit Here
The opinion is unlversaPlh \\"?sh- 1
Ington that the Howe's Great London
Shows is the best to- visit here, and I
this opinion is expressed by those.]
rompeten?.'nr ffSBf nt Avf&7 n~ sfinw"!
ia aha r^<v.
day was witnessed by a packed tent |
-and" also at- night, the seats -aera-l
filled, an unusual occurrence for a|
night show. Every act by the artists
showed skill and the large audience
appreciated their efforts in that, they
heartily applauded. The entire per
fnrnrniipp In r1?*n ?nrt iin.rn-Hatfl
there is nothing shoddy. There is no
show on the road today, for the price
of admission, that comnares with
Howe's. All the people from the pro
prietor down, are clever, accommo
dating and courteous. The Dally
News* feels confident whenever Mr.
Howe makes a return date to Wash
ington the news will be received with
pleasure, and that he will have to
hcinc a. much. Jarsrer rent. finma of
the acts yesterday and night have
never been equalled In this city. The
Wakh&ama troupe of Japanese boys,
jugglers and contortionist, and the
TrBell alsters In their spiral aiyf ser
pentine work, were stunts not to be
manner of choosing senators, then
there Is nothing which Congress Is
luiupelied to ao. even though ? rt~
States, or all the States, may have
asked Congress to- submit the (juea- 1
tlon. But if two-thirds of the States ,
have appLled to Congress to call a j
pose of considering an amendment, '
or amendments, to the Constitution,
then Con grass is not only morally,
but legally, compelled to obey the
Make your aext purchaae at a itorr
thaC InviifH^ you lb ronrf, ?*
surpassed anywhere, or by any show
traveling. These iwo^tfcts alone are
more than worth price of admis
sion. The clowns are above tHe aver
ittt M(t i tit r? amo to Jta-tMa- ?
snare of fun. ? Their tricks and ?Hty
hay tag* ? nnn nf iha faaturaa. ' ...
The concensus of opinion here is that
How?^-_circufr-4a-&ll claimed -for it,- .
They did what they advertised. One
thing was noticeable above all oth
ers. Usually there seems to be a dis
position on the part of show people
to get all they can but of folk; this
sf.aU' of tl^ngB dooti not oalat with
the liowe'a Great London Show.
give one full value for his mon
ey and only claimed that which iras
rightfully theirs. The entire aggre
gation made a most favorable impres
sion upon Washington and If they
chance to drift this way again they
x:an rest assured of a generaus pat
No circus has ever visited Wash
luCtftO . W h Q?fl ? TTtttMgcran, ??????
agent were more obliging. Mr. wJ"!
A. Rhodes tflade a lasting and pleas
ant impression on the members of
the press, as well as the public gen
Tomorrow they exhibit In New Bern.
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? New Advertisements ^ ^
? in Today's News .
? Knight Shoe Ou. ?? J. B.? Tilt *
? Shoes. *? \ t f
? J. K. If oyt? Underwear. ?
? Parisian ' Sage. :
4 Hotel Kernan. ?
? J. L. O'Qoinn, Florist, Raleigh. ?
Carl D. Parker? General Insur
ite Volunteer Fire
evening promptly at 8 o'clock. Matters of riiuch lmport*
nt>er turn out and express nimsew; w urcuijiuers