Henderson Holds On to His Original Purpose - - -, , HOLDS OU T AGAINST ALL ; ODDS The Speaker Says That There is Ab solutely No Probability of His Re considering. 'y:-:'f " - -Chicago, Special. David B. Hender son Speaker of the national House of Representative?, passed . through "Chi cagon his way to Atlantic - City, where he will join Mrs. Henderson. Be - fore leaving for the East, Speaker Henderson reiterated his decision to retire from the congressional race in ' Iowa denied any intention of "abdica Ang" his present- position until his term of office shall have expired, . and declared himself in perfect accord with the 'tariff . views which President Roosevelt annunciated ; in his Cincin nati speech. "I have, spent twenty years of my life fighting for protection for American industries ;aad labor, and shall, not be a party to any jug gling at this late day,r the Speaker said, t ."President - Roosevelt's tariff views set forth in his;,, Cincinnati speech coincide with my "own. There is no difference in our belief. His speech was a strong one and it has my hearty endorsement' ; "Then the differences are confined to your own State?" he was. asked. "Yes, largely. Let the , new lights shine." The Speaker smiled broadly as he usedVthis phrase. "I3 there any chance of your friends prevailing upon you to reconsider your action?" "Absolutely none. I cannot see my way clear to gratify their wishes. It grieves me to remain firm, but it is a matter of principles The. pressure brought to bear on me has been strong. Senator Allison and a host of my old friends came to the station; this morn ing to make a final assault on me. I had to say 'no.' " . "Will you resign from Congress and give up the speakership before the. end of your term?" "I shall not," was the prompt reply. "My declination of a renomination is one thing and a resignation from Con gress is another thing. T shall serve out my term and I shall continue to fill the office." The suggestion was advanced that "ideas and foreign policies" in- Mrv Henderson's home State, might change after a brief period. "Let the new light shine,"' again came the answer. When told that Secretary Shaw and Congressman Bab cock were understood to be' awaiting his arrival at Chicago with a view of adding their efforts to those already made to induce him to recede from the position, Mr. Henderson's 'reply was: 'I am on my way to Atlantic City and shall arrive there tomorrow night. When it was suggested that certain leaders had intimated that he was not loyal to his party by resigning, a shade of regret passed over the Speaker's face, but he quickly said:; 'The retire ment of .one man or ten from an office cannot effect. the future of the party. When one steps aside another takes his place and the; work goes on." Cotton Estimates. ' Washington, Speei&I. The bureau of statistics of the Department of Agri culture on complaints of discrepancies between .the Department's reports and various commercial estimates, has de termined to make an investigation with the view of insuring absolute ac curacy in future reports. The subject has been thoroughly considered in the Department and Secretary Wilson has authorized Statistician John; Hyde to use every available means to 'ascertain .wherein the differences lie. - It has been determined to send at once into the cotton belt ten experts who will visit every cotton shipping point and make the closest investigation, taking into consideration every pound of cot ton and its origin whether of this year's crop or of that of another seas on. The effort of the Department will be directed to insure the greatest pos sible accuracy in estimates as to cotton oh hand, as well as to gleaning infor mation which will tend to absolute re liability in the Department's estimates of crops. .. - -, .. Fairbanks ' Lines Up. Anderson, In d.Y Special The Repub lican campaign . opened in this city Saturday night with Senator Chas. W. Fairbanks as the speaker of the occas ion. The Senator, dealt largely with trusts. He said: "There could be no hesitancy in modifying -any ; schedule if the duty imposed therein should be Bnown to wont injury 10 our own pro ducers, or to our own commerce, or i it ' shall be -found to be greater than is necessary to fully protect American industries and labor." ; M j ; Death of Dr. Curry. '- Branford, Conn., Special Dr. Walter ' Curry, for20jears a practicing physi cian in New York, died Sunday of "' acute pleurisy, while Visiting friend3 here, He was horn at Lincoln, Ga.. in 1835, and served with distinction in the Confederate army as a surgeon, during the civil war. He was a brother of Dr. J. L.M. Curry, former United States minister to Spain. - Telegraphic Brief. ' , Some 20,000 . persons ' assembled in 1 Phoenix Park, Dubliiv Sunday to pro test against the" action of the .govern ment in "proclaiming" th'e- Irish capi tal. The lord mayor of -Dublin presided at the meeting and John -Dillon and William O'Brien, 'Nationalist; members of the House of Commons . were ' the - chief speakers. . ' " . ' . . Extraordinary scenes, : urging .upon -riot, occurred. Sunday at Clapton, Eng land, where nearly ...5,000 : persons- a U tempted to mob a former Episcopalian f Icrjynian mined Sraythe Piggct, who II sow the leadsr of aa tccstrio, s'ct Attroclous Murder By Father , of Un " ruly Employe - -Laurinburg, Specialeji serenity of our. town was disturbed Friday by. thie.news of an atrocious murder at the Richmond County j Mill, four miles west of this, town, :in "which MrY Chas. Lockemy, superintendent of heiinilL lost his life." .It seems" that one Norris Saunders" , a middle-aged " man, had a son working in the! mill. The boywas not doing his work in a satisfactory manner and the superintendent under took to Temongtrate with him. The boy became rebellious and unpleasant, and was ordered home. Some time, after wards, Norris Saunders, the boy s fa ther, came to the mil to Interview the superintendent concerning "the. matter anpV the trouble began. Saunders at tempted to use his knife on Lockemy when the latter defended bimseliiWith a stick, Saunders went home ' and shortly afterward returned with a pis tol, and walking up to the superinten dent shot him: through, the bowels;-Drs. Everington and John: were suuaioned and remained with the wounded man the greater part of the night and did what they could to alleviate his suffering.- Lockemy j died today " at 11 o'clock" and Saunders is here In jail. It looks as if Saunders will have a close shave if he escapes the gallows. " ' Supt. Joyner Writes. 0 Raleigh, Special.! The following cor; respondence has ben "made public: .. "Raleigh, Nj C, Sept 15, 1902. Hon: J. Y. Joyner, Raleigh N. C: "Dear' Sir: It is customery.. for the candidates upon the State ticket, other. than candidates for judicial honors, to address the people during the cam paign upon matters ; pertaining to the office for which they are a candidate, If it is your purpose to canvass the State, I -would be: glad to make ap- pointments for you.- I don't know whether -you will care, to enter into a general political discussion or confine yourself to the discussion of matters connected with the educational Inter est of the State. However that may be, am sure the people will gladly hear you. Yours very jtruly, , "P. M. SIMMONS, "Chairman." "Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 17, 1902. Bon. F. M. Simmons, Raleigh, N. C: "Dear Sir: I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of recent date and to thank you for the courtesy of your invitation to take; part in the cam paign, 'In accepting the appointment from the Governor to the office of State Su perintendent of Public Instruction and the unanimous nomination or the Dem ocratic party for the same- office, my one ambition and purpose was for the advancement of education. I would haye no man misled as to my personal political views. I am a Democrat, De- lieving strongly in the immortal prln- ciples of the grand old party, proud of an up gionous nistory, ana, rejoicing lly'l AV.,"u "t."cv.u"" ever, the education of all the people vitally concerns all the people, deserves the support of all the people, it seems tft mo float l-aTtlo an A nvnai that v n vf ? san politics should not be mixed with this question and that the candidate for Superintendent of Ppublic Instruction should make' an educational rather than a political campaign. ,nwhile the Democratic party has never indulged in idle talk about non partisanship, I feel sure that it is the desire of the party that its candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruc tion shall neither mix partisan politics with his campaign nor be influenced thereby in the discharge of his official duties. I trust, therefore, that I shall have, the approval o the Democratic executive-committee in continuing to make educational rather than Dolitical speeches, seeking only to arouse all pa triotic North Carolinians to their duty m tne education of all their children. . "Yours very truly, "J. Y. JOYNER, "Superintendent of Public-. Instruc tion." I - "Raleigh, N. C, Sept, 18, 1902. "Hon. J. Y. Joyner, Raleigh, N. C: Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your favor of the 17th, and in reply beg to express my concurrence in the views you express. ,?Yours very truly, "F. M. SIMMONS, . j ""Chairman." ; Seawell Get Damages. Carthage, Special.The jury in the case of Seawell vs. Carolina Central T" 11 : J THI m " .""' a . m - " jttaiiroaa v naay evening , renaerea a verdict giving the plaintiff $4,500. This case has consumed five' daVs of the ..v. . 1 - court The damage asked for by the plaintiff was $10,000. ; Fire at Pilot flountain. J Pilot Mountain, Special. Fire broke out here Thursday! night tt 8 o'clock in the wagon -and ; buggy shop of J. F. Kirkman, on Depot street It spread rapidly and soon tne wagon. ana ouggy shops cf Warren Davis and jthe livery stables of M. C. Hill were in flames All of these buildings were totally de stroyed with several ssmall sheds and barns. Mr. Hill's stock was saved. The residence of Mr. Geo. Whitaker, on the opposite x side f of the street was slightly, damaged, r At ohe'time it was thought that the town hall would be burned, but by heroic work it was sav ed. . J.F. Kirkman had $300 insurance and Mf L. Hill about $1,000. There waj? no other insurance. The cause of the tire is unknown - 4 . . ' - :-v- . -.x $10,000,000 For the Banks. Washington, . : Special. : Secretarj Shaw announced before leaving Wash ington this afternoon for the ;Wesl that during the "week he had author ized the distribution in round numbers of $10,000;000in public funds amon V banks throughout!; the country . wfcicfc avecmds'ayallable 1 forjreeurityTh, money will be r8leased';lad,;depo9?.t will &U b completed ';Titsiriv& :f; The TtcE Republican Convention SON OF EX-GO Vi SMITH KE ADSf 1 1 The : Platform Adopted Expresses, Confidence Itf President" Roosevelt j; -Some Dlscordr xxlx" Birmingham, Ala., Special. The" Re- publicans of Alabama Wednesday, nom inated the following ticket: '..-' " Governor, W. J. Smith, of Birming ham; Lieutenant C Governor, Chas.. P. Lane, of Huntsville; Attorney General, W. H. Armbrecht, of Mobile; Secre tary, of State, J. H. Carter, of Culmari; Auditor, McNair, of Marshall county; Treasurer, H. Lee Brown, of Conuef county; Superintendent of Education, . C. Fonville, of Crenshal county; Commissioner of- Agriculture, . T. B. Morton, of Fayetteville. W. J.'Smith, the nominee -for Governor, Is a. son ol the late Hon. H. -V. Smith, whv waa Republican Governor" of Alabama du ring the reconstruction period and is a prominent lawyer 'of this city. The? platform as adopted reaffirms the .Philadelphia platform, favors "the organization of labor for its legitimate protection and -the enactment of laws for the peaceable and fair settlement by, arbitration of disagreements .... as they may arise between" organized" cap ital and labor," favors child labor leg islation relating to work in cotton mills; condemns "the - spirit which seeks to arouse prejudiee of the people against the railroads" and advocates the enactment of laws so regulating the railroads as to adequately protect the Interests of the people," but is op- 'r posed to any drastic measures. platform then "endorsed the wisdom of the Dingley tariff law" and urges a continuance of that policy. Republican legislation to build an inter-oceanic canal is approved. The "bravery and heroism of our soldiers and sailors in the Philippines" are applauded and the alleged attacks of the Democratic party on them is condemned. The platform men expresses confidence in the ad ministration of President Roosevelt and says: "We express our faith in his thoroughly American and patriotic ideas, and we believe that his leader ship establishes confidence both in the success of the Republican principles ano tne continued prosperity and prog4 J ress of the country and we therefore I favor his renomination to the great onice which he fills with patriotism and aDUlty. 1 National Committeeman J. W. Dim- mick and State Chairmon William usnan are enaorsea tor their admin- uvy aaairs in mis otate. opPsiti11 to tt opresemnt of President Roosevelt for i - uuubwou, w i removing WiilT v:;,:,;" Republican State clubman, from the Ui uistnci attorney xor nortn Aia- bam14foxr al,leed neglect of duty. A I substitute platform omittine the" en- rJs?me?A was voted down- however, , . u ine original report aaPtea Dy a large majority, In a resolution which was adoDted the Republicans of Alabama accept the new state constitution, but disclaim ail responsibility for its enactment. Boxers Active Again. Pekin, By . Cable. United States Minister Conger has presented to the isumese foreign umce a letter from Dr. Canrisht. the American millionarv . - 1 or uieng tu fu, regarding the massa- cres of native Christians there in July Dr. Canright says that eleven converts were killed bv Boxers and that, the local officials refused to take measures against tne .Boxers. The letter was written August 2. The missionaries were then guarded by troops and were unable to leave the mission buildings except when escorted ; by soldiers. Dr. Canright's recent telegram says the ; situation is worse. The native papers declare the trouble is due to the collec tion of excessive indemnities for Chris tian an account of troubles of 1900, and owing to the Christians' arrogant attitude under foreign protection. Lady Killed In Runaway. Petersburg, Special. Miss Vir ginia H. Lassiter; daughter of Dr. D. W. Lassiter and sister of Congress man Lassiter, of the fourth Virginia district, was killed in a runaway here She attempted to jump from the car riage, when her dress caught and she i was uiruwu ueauiuiciuuBt uu uuc tc- I ment, her head striking the railway. was thrown headforemost to the pave- track, fracturing the skull; at the base of the -brain She was picked up in an unconscious state and , died a few hours later without recovering con sciousness. ; Turpentine Operators.' Jacksonville, Fla., Special. The Tur pentine Operators' Association in ses sion here elected the following officers . President, A. p. Covington; secretary John H. Powell; treasurer. H. A. Me- Eachern. The constitution was revised so as to stipulate for one and a quarter cents for the rating of turpentine box es. Next year s convention wm again be held in Jacksonville. f 1 , News Briefs. , , . W Unllon gii4VinritiMi Iisto cent n nnm. ber Of arry, officers to prison for en- gaging in oueis. ; .. ; ninareie vnnnr twirl Wood rode after -.- MBU" . v o - the Kaiser In a German cavalry charge at the Frankfort maneuvers.' ' General Chlcoyei the Haitian revolu tionary commander, has been sen ten; ced to death. ; ? " v Important expeditions of English scl-1 eptists wi.ll.be sent t,o Amca to stud? qjaiaria, r Prince FrancUosephQf rajranseaj was sat oa i ma l ift Lcsaoa seharicd .Many Matters of General interest; In . " - Short Paraaphsw;yS:: . The Sunny South " . The burning oil gusher at Beau mont, Texas,, ceased flowing of its own accord and the; fire In the oil field' was extinguished. , Since Texas began the shipment of oil la. 1901 up to July 31, 1902, the State exported 7,653,453, barrels of pe troleum. . ; , . : ' Richmond Va,, Special. All i the jBeven gamblers who were arrested on warrants in the course of Policeman Wyatt's crusade against the vice in this city, pleaded guilty in the : police court and were sent to jail and to pay a fine of $100. ' . ':,r-,:.S' c President Roosevelt was enthusi astically received at Chattanooga and Knoxville,LTennessee, - Robert Burrows: of Johnson City, was nominated by the Democratic con gressional' convention of the- first Ten nessee district to make the race against M. P. Brownlowthe present Represen- taUve..-v-V-.k;:" The New Orleans maritime exchange- has established a department for the inspection of cotton seed, products, i It is expected to be of considerable adr vantage to planters, merchants and the trade generally, y . r The jury in the" case jot Chas. Lowen- back, charged with Implfeafion in the lyncliihg of the negro ChasY Craven, near Leesburg, Va., July 31st, return ed a verdict or acquittal after an ab sence of nine minutes from the court room. - At The National Capital. The Navy Bureau of Intelliarence Is I about to issue an interesting publica- htion on the naval nroereas of the world's powers. At The North. At the beginning of the nineteenth week of the coal strike, neither opera- tors nor strikers show any signs of weakening. Paul Haullck. a non-union miner, was accidentally killed by a deputy. - More than 50 persons were burned to death and a large amount of prop erty destroyed by forest fires in Wash ington State. Two dinners were given at New- port, at which Grand Duke Boris was expected, but he did not appear at Mrs, Stuyvesant Fish's elaborate entertain- ment. Eneinepr flporerft T.iiti; wac W11iH nnfl two others iniurert hv hairier hlnw-n nrit nf th r.h nf PPBtisvivnnia Wmn. tive, which exploded near Jersey City ieing-blind for seven years the -sight ofMrs. Julia Morrow, of Trenton. N..J; was restored by an operation. -Ex-Assemblyman J. K. Muwell in a confession stated that 19 members of the former St. Louis As jembly were in a combine to systemtvtiaclly sell their votes. The widow bf Bradford B. McGre gor, of Mamaroneck, N. Y., who mar ried him two days before his death, will receive afprtune of over $1,000,- 000. J. Aspinwall Hodge, Jr., in his an swer in the stock convention suit at Newark, N. Jr, declares that the steel corporation intimidates complainants. While defending his wife Thomas Burke, of Terre Haute, Ind., was fa- taiiv t hv a nPCTo C.AM A t m m Tttta, Cm 1 V1" "v t Rev. J. H. Smyth-PIgott, who says he is the Messiah, was mobbed in Lon don Reinforcements of Colombian troops are being hurried to the . isthmus to I -rt ri: . F. W. Reitz, formerly State Secre- tary of the Transvaal, will sail for the United States September 25 on a lee turing tour. There are the gravest fears for Marie Henriette, Queen of the Bel gians, who is ill of heart disease and asthma. Destructive storms have prevailed In Germany.. . Rome, By. Cabie.-r-pressure tor tne appointment of another American cardinal continues to reach the Vati can from American Churchmen. The correspondent of the Associated Press, tnat however, is in a position to say whatever the future may bring forth, there will be no American, cardinal nominated at the consistory which will mark the close of the papal Jubl- lee. Several earthquakes have occurred in India. ... - wmor- wnnnTn a. rUnner-nartv at Potsdam, alluded to Ms desire to ness Co. of spartanDurg, v.., i m visit America, but said h6 feared itl stalling an 80-horse power Boiler ; ad- was impossible. - , y;w ? The Haiti Provisional Government "notified Germany that It was not 01 - fended by the sinking of the insurgent gunboat Crete-a-Pierrot Fifteen persons were killed and oO injured by a cyclone in Argentina- Miscelfaneous Matters. Tho -war came oft . the Northern coast has ended. ' - ' Th n.n'niversarv of President Mc- K-inioir'a rtp.atli was ODservea ai uio Jvft0 nntnn. Ohio, at Buffalo, N. Y., riaA nrtn in' a. "BUmDer - Ol large cities througnout tue.cuuutijr. Prpsidont. Roosevelt's friends say he I wm tpnnpn - the fleht for Cuban rec ...... . .. " . - . . . procity during ms .w esLei u ..nv Descripiions of the recent volcanic eruptions in Martinque and .St. Tin- i . . r . .,r. vn0 nirV- Van Costellp, strikers., .'at SwDyers- vnie Pa. van vosteiiqiwas; ftHu w A $100,000 Cotton Milt. ; . Mention was made! last week that the Magnolia' CottbalMills of Mag nolia, Miss., had called foVibids on the construction of its buildings. Hereto fore the company had noi j announced the' extent of its ;-: textile.' r equipment, but now states' that this, will consist 5,000 spindles and 150 looms, i t This machinery will be arranged for the production of 'brown iotton ; sheeting 38 12 inches wide, 5.1SL-in weight. Con tract for furnishing the j machinery was ; awarded several weeks ago to Stuart W. Cramer of Charlotte, 'N. C. The compaayorganized j-, several months I ago,?, with v capital stock of $100,000, as was announced in this de partment at the time. T. B. Lampton is president.- ; : . . r : Park Cotton Mills. Park Cotton Mills of Troup Factory, Ga., 'mentioned last ; week as to remove Its plant, has i definitely de cided upon La Grange, ten miles from present site, as its new location. The company will erect a; warehouse and a mill, building under supervision of Howard P. Park, and will; install new additional machinery. 1 This new ma chinery will include a 100-horse power engine, sprinkler equipment for fire protection, j and a plant for chain dye ing. The textile equipment consists of 1,600 spindles and fifty-two looms, etc., and with the additional equip ment the company will "manufacture 3triped goods, denims and sheetings.. - Textiles for Cuba. ; United States Minister H. G. Sqniers at Havana suggests that American ' manufacturers have , either not studied or not heeded certain in dispensable requirements to gain and retain the cotton eoods tradfi in f!nha He urges special and careful packing, accurate Invoices, with complete de tails liberality in credits and atten tion to the needs of the market. The British have the largest part of the cotton goods trade. Spain and the United States are close rivals. Spain (surpassing this country in some lines, notably in knitted hosiery and under wear. Textile Notes. ; A dispatch from Huntsville, Ala., states that during the past ten days some of the largest mill owners in the country have visited Huntsville and took part in the discussion concerning the proposed merger- of aliout sixty Southern cotton mills Nothing defi nite will be given out, but it is un derstood that these mills will be com bined and successfully t under, written within the next month. Thirteen of the njills which are said to have agreed to enter the merger af e in Alabama, seven of these being in Huntsville. This includes all of Huntsville . mills here except the Dallas and Merri mack, i Anderson (S. C.) Water, Light & Power Co. has about completed-"; its new dam, and next week the Ander son Cotton Mills will resume opera tions at full capacity. This mill's ma chinery has been partially idle since last January, when the former dam was destroyed by floods. About half the machinery has since been running by steam power. It is a 61,000 spindle and 1864 loom plant. Messrs. Wm; H. Kimball, Wm.. C. Kimball and Leora Kimball have in corporated the Kimball Knitting Co. at Tallapoosa, Ga., and placed the capital stock at $20,000, with privi lege of increasing to $100,000 if de sired. This company succeeds Messrs. W. C. Kimball & Co., operating eight knitting machines, sixteen cylinders. etc., in the manufacture of ribbed hosiery. ,. Ashcraft Cotton Mills of Florence, Ala., has completed the installation of its dyeing plant, which will treat the product of fifty looms, at the start. This will.be increased later on. Tne hn3 ftlsn r0mnlet.er the ad wtj . - dition of a square-bale ; cotton com press to its round-bale compressing plant . - - . '"',: '', It is reported , that Muscogee Manu facturing Co. of Columbus, Ga., has decided upon the construction of an additional mill at an expenditure or $150,000. The company at present has 16,000 spindles and 500 looms, dyes its own product, uses electric -ana water power, .and has a f capital of $157,500. - ' , " It is reported that Philadelphia capitalists are negotiating ror tne Cuthbert (Ga.) Cotton Mills, with the purpose of putting the plfmt in mod- ern. condition and operating It It ts also stated that local, and outside capi- tal proposes" establishing ia plant for the production of underwear - It is rumored that a $100,000 cotton mm wiil.hA hnilt at Marshall. N. C, and that 175,000 of the -capital will be- furnished Dy iNoruun u cayitanowo.- The Andrews boom, iteeu nr litinnal in its .plan This improve- I mpTit. i necessitated by the increas- 1 lng demands of the cotton miu uaue - TUnnnll Manufacturing i;UO. 01 mc- roll s. C. has given notice 01 its in tention to increase capital stock from $200,000 to $230,000, ana proDauiy in- tends adding new macuuiiy. k ' . - 1 ? TJ. . operates 15,000 ring spinuies on Hosi ery yarn. ";; :'-::'''- ;;;t. ;; v":--' Brenham Cotton Mills of Brenham, Texas, mentioned several times re- cently, has let contraevto v. a. unmu at $8,895 for construction' of its main building. As has been previously an nounced, the plant will have. -5,000 spindles and 16U 100ms; cuyiuw io 1 nn nan. : s f- - -Tlie Odd Fellows Meet. : Des Moines, . Iowa, Special. R. E.- Wrieht of Allentown. Pa .has been elected ;deputy, grand sireby the sov- session-nere.: utuei i?.wi v. day-were the opening of .the drillcon- testa of the Patriarch Militants at tne. i lair grouuus, fO" -Conventioiu - nMMii INJURED, Stampede Begun . When a Lawyer Started ai Bght, yith i the Leader of - the. Choir..-' ' " . ' - , Birmingham, Ala., - Special. In an awful crush of humanity -caused by a stampede .in the Shailoh colored Bap tist church Avenue G. andTLighteenth street, sixty-five persons were " killed and as many more seriously injured. The disaster occurred at 9 o'clock just as Booker ,T. Washington . had - con cluded his address to "-the - National Convention, of Baptists and for three hours the scenes; around the", church were indescribable. Dead' bodies were Kstrewn In every direction and the am bulance service was not equal to the task. The injured were first attended to and dozens of dead bodies were ar ranged in rows outside the house of worship, awaiting removal to the va rious undertaking establishments while more than a score were laid out on the benches inside. The church" is the large house of Vof ship for. negroes in Birmingham, and the pastor, says there were at least 2,000 persons In the edifice when the stampede began. Instructions had been issued to al- rlow no one else to enter' after - 4 the building had been filled, but the ne groes " forced their way inside- the church and were standing in : every aisle. The entrance was literally pack-t ed. . . : , .. t 1 Just after" Booker Washington" con. cludTed his address, Judge Dillou a negro lawyer from Baltimore, engaged In an altercation with the choir, leader concerning an unoccupied seat and it is said blo-W3 were struck. Some "one in the choir cried, "They're fighting." Mistaking the word "fightiftg" for "fire," the congregatloBT' rose en masse ami. started for the" door. One of the ministers mounted the rostrum and ad monished the people to keep quiet He repeated the ; word "quiet" several times and motioned to his hearers to be seated. Again the excited congre gation mistook the word "quiet" for a second alarm of "fire" and rushed for; the door. Men and women ' crawled over benches and . fought their - way through .aisles like cattle. The min isters tried again to stop the stam pede, but no power on earth could stay the struggling, fighting mass of humanity. ... A Crowded Death Trap. " -The screams of the women and children added to the terror of the scene and many persons fainted and went to the floor to be crushed. Brick walls extend on both sides of the out side steps and this proved a veritable death trap. Negroes who tad reached the top of the steps were pushed vio lently forward and many fell. Befora. they could move others fell upon them, and in a few moments persons were piled upon each other to a height of ten. feet This wall of struggling hu manity blocked the entrance and he weight of 1,500 persons was pushing against it More than 20 persons fell on the steps and were killed. White men, who were iiT'the rear of the church, escaped. - I ,. Moving the Dead Bodies. . The fire department answered a call quickly and the patrol scattered the crowds which had gathered around the church. The dead bodies were quickly moved and the crowd outside, finding an outlet, came pouring out Scores of them lost their , footing and rolled, down the long steps to the pavement sustaining broken limbs and internal injuries. In just an hour the church has been practically cleared and the sight which greeted those who had access to the building was most hor rible. Men and "women were strewn" around and Jthe . cries of the wounded were heartrending. In a few' minutes the work of removing, bodies, was be gun and the wails of the relatives of the dead 'who had waited on the out side could be heard for several blocks. - '-' . The Church Turned Into a Morgue. The Shiloh church was turned into a morgue and all the physicians in the city went to the assistance of the in jured. At least 15 of. those brought out injured "died -before they could be moved from the ground. None of those Panic .at Close of ' j - ' ' ' ' . . . " ' " T " - ' mm iMraussseros. ni m ; ;k PTKnes&;Ton 3 "ALl"--', j!". ; yfe w , yj ..made garments fhey are made sciciitifically : r:: - 1: tailors : in ' clean, sanitary shops. '-Every detail 1 NJ Y, r ''" . ' ; Yr lTora. first toiast given tlie .minntest-Mten I ' VMi' II 1 , result being garments distinctly ahove the ordiaaryf -:!fllif f : ;.- ' -r; : and absolutely satisfactory.7 ,011 will wonder S J ISl$i l- . how it can be done atthe low prices quoted. Call and see I llsSK j WM$1$xir "... . ymmMmimmmmm In the choir or , in the- pulpit were ;in- ' lurea in tne ipml For a Tew minutes -k3t they attempted to restore order;' but: . finding .their efforts were- f;utile they J r waited until the struggling crowd, had.,' - . , advanced far enough for them t6 pick . V, ; ther way outv: A remarkable feature,of the calamity i is A that ? no - blood was J seeh. TheC vleUms swere crushed; ; or -diedrfrom suffocation. - -i ' .' (-'. ' ';. .. "v All Died in or About the Entrance. '. - , . The Rev. Dr. T-.WV: Walker, .pastor .- of Shiloh church, said;, "Shiloh church : is a modern brick,: structure : and has r been completed at. a cost:. of .$75,000.; There are four entrances to the build- : lng and the main one is 16 feet wide. . v"s . The i. deaths" were -"caused vby'? every- . bodv ; trvine to rush out- of the: main :4 entrance at the same time. Inside the, . church ' not - a; bench - was overturned v and all of those who "were -killed died: -I- in or, about thev ehtiaice The people -f c up near the front of the church were not injured.'' Mayor , Drenrten said: "Most of those: who were killed were strangers -but their -bodies- will crbo- J7;--cared for until5 identified and' claimed , X . - - . by relatives." --"'-, V" Booker Washington'.s Account Of If. -: : .:; - ; Booker T. Washington, "when seen ' . - after the accident at the resident of U. GCMasonrsaid'f'I iiad just finish-.- - v - . ed .delivering my Jeqtufe; onf"Indus-' .-V;X try," and the-singing had commenced y ; when snmp wnTnaTi . hack of me -was " . heard -, to - scream. A ,member of ' the '- " understood :to be 'Firel :This was ;rei;f neated and started the . stampede. I found on .investigation - that a'. Bir- - - ; .) . mingham man had - stepped: on - the ')'.'; C y toes , of a delegate from Baltimord - ' named Ballou. Ballou resented it and f . made a motion as if to draw, a gun. '. . X 1119 vawcu kmc wuinn.ii - - du som, - j , . . r , There was J little excitement in i tho-.' ';-.."' '-;'v'-;-.-centre ?andj ;front of the( church. ; The i f"-".'. t" j rear of thechurch was cdngested and some men tried to walk dut on the s - , -heads o fthe crowd. At the time theres- : . was . pro Daniy .uuu peoyi iu ..iuo.. church and!1 fully . tnaift nuniber Z wlth-i out The crowd on; the sidewalk-snrged yJji" In and that, in a measure, accounted ' ! fof the large lds of life. The majority. - -- y of those killed iwere -sothered-toip death, very few having bones rbfoken. .' When law that a-stampede was im- mihent I started the choir singing and ' . part of -the audience joined them. . I remained - until . the excitement . had ; ,:v subsided for fully 30. minutes. One r good sister, whose name I could, not , learn, caught me firmly by the waist and held me throughout Che; -excite-: ment saivine:. 'KeeD still.' I -am' unable ' f to say positively, but there is a prob ability that the convention will ad--. iourn out of respect to the dead." : THE NATIONAL CAfiSc.' ; Doc Reisling, f Hartford, is a clever: all "around player.. ' " ' ; . Second Baseman "Kid" Gleason hai re-signed with Detroit. : Fultzv Hartsel and Mertes lead, the M Americans in base rininlng.';:-'; '-ffM' Twice this year Dave Fullz has stolen four bases in a game. yl Townsend, the crack Syracuse first. baseman, is being negotiated for ,;.by Brooklyn. - ' U '-i "Win" . Mercer says the American 11: MiS! J .Lteague.wiii sureiy locate in jriiisourg . .next year. .-- ' - ; -. "? . .. ; Pitcher Malarky and Catcher Kitt HUgC JJ.4X V C - XCOIgUCU. TYAIJU IUC ( XIUCiLUU 4" Lreague Club. -' -v.--..-'".- ' ' xue cusiuu viuu lias, yuiciiuseu au- . -. .. . .. ; baticchip, ' Nashville's crack second ' V-: '-. r V baseman, paying ?1500. .. j':.:; -I'y J'-JM - New York is playing . more losing: : games at home . now f than bef ore the,-' tJ Baltimore players were added. v s-- Pittinger has blanked ' Pittsburg - ; . -thrice and Menefee, Donovan, j Jack 4 r.V'i Ttayjor and Newton once "eaeh". ' ' ' -ss S' , After ; the season Fred Clarge will ' . take champion Pittsburg players ';J-' ; . downto Texas for an exhibition serle s. Pitcher Harper: has deserted th'e St. Louis Amerfcatf'Clnb.ancl 'signe4'!jIt ' S .. Cincinnati, accepting $1000 advance .- - -. - Hickman is .pressing Lajoie .; f or the lead in batting for Cleveland: - That t!, ' ; team, ; ty the Tvayhas seven men;5rs. with a batting. percentage of .300 or " ' : . - Manager Selee has moved Tinker over to third; The position is not new ' to the1 clever Chicago infielder. -Eveiv the new man, has been ! installed ' at short :v.vi;': . '. ' ; i K..y Idleness Is the incubator of a great many small sins... mm. MM' . SI iu.. ; .;'.i - v 1 with a cfiist 89mmltt4: wHU hswat fat tut -wiJ 4. ' -.t Mil n ' : ' ,ad-.it.W.rBWjr;M-lAl..o&Wi

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