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I Vol. XIX.
RALEIGH. NORTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARY 21, 1901.
CONDENSED REPORT OF THE
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
MOST IMPORTANT BILLS INTRODUCED
Hmmw ttllia aad Kaoltloa Itrodcd
rw laportut Mr ITr I loan
Senate Tho following bills were
Introduced and passed flrst reading:
Mr Foushee To authorize the Sec
retary of Secn.'tary of State to print
the eleirtlon return of 1898 and
Mr JuMtlco To incorporate tho
Rutherford, Hickory Nut Gap and
Ashevllle llailroad Company. Com
mittee on Ilallroads.
Mr JuHtice To amend sub-s!ction
4, hoc t Ion 501 of the Code, in refer
ence to the limitation of statute as
to Judgments against homestead.
Mr Wtxalard In reference to
purcha.se of real OHtato by corjtora
tlons. Judiciary Committee.
Mr Speight To esUbllsh a liquor
dispensary in Township No 1, Edge
combo county. Protxinitlons and
Mr Oudgor To provide for regis
tration of architects. Corporations
TAB8ED 8KTND KEADIXO.
The following roll-call bills paw
ed their second reading and were re
placed on the calendar for final read
ing, under tho rule: ... ,
To authorize Anson county to levy
Authorizing Beaufort county, to
levy special tax.
To Invalidate certain fonoo law
elections in Swain county.
To authorize Halifax county to
Issue bonds to pay indebtedness.
PASSED FINAL HEADING.
To eatablisn graded schools and
provide electric lights for town
of Rockingham. Richmond
coanty, as amended by Senator Mor
rison. In reference to the issue of bonds
by municipality of Concord, ainend
J log law on subject.
To incorporate the town of Pin
noch, Stokes county.
To create certain stock law dis
f trlcta in Chowan and other counties.
' To regulate suits for trespass in
I cases of cutting timber on lands al-
leged to belong to another.
IIou!o The following bills pass-
oil their second reading:
j II B 884, authorizing the town of
i Weaverville to levy a special tax.
1 111) 780, authoizing the school
I committee of Reidsville school dls-
trict to issue bonds.
t II B 929, incorporating the town
The following bills passed their
third aud final readings:
II B 615, authorizing persons who
have been lunatic or confined in an
asylum to manage and sell their
own property when they shall be
restored to sanity.
H B 203, requiring city and street
railway companies to use vestibule
fronts and fenders on their cars.
The bill as amended gives the Cor
poration Commission discretion in
the enforcement of this act.
H B 421, an act to regulate the
return of property seized under at
tachment and to repeal sections 273
and 274 of the Code.
II B 835, repealing the charter of
town of Swepsonvllle.
II B 608, incorporating the Tuck
asegee High School.
II B 907, autorlzing and enabling
the Norfolk and Western Railway
Company to locate, construct and
operate extensions and branches of
its lines within the State.
II B 694, requiring that the exe
cution of all condemned criminals
be private. This bill repeals the pn
vision, which elves the board of
couney commissioners authority to
have public hangings.
H B 623, establishing the Guil
ford Graded Schools.
H. B 647, establishing graded
schools in Hendersonville.
H B 676. establishing a stock law
in certain parts of McDowell county
H B 717, Incorporating the town
of Bushnell, Swain county.
B B 863. an act to prohibit live
stock from running at large in cer
tain parts of Alleghany.
H B 546, amending the charter of
the E L Shuford Manufacturing
Company of Hickory.
SenateThe greater part of the
day's session taken up In discussion
of the bill authorizing the State to
furnish counsel to defend the State
election officers, which finally pass
ed, all the Populists and Republi
cans voting against the bill.
The following new bills were in
Mr Morrison To amend section
1524 of the Code, In reference to
commissions of executors and ad
ministrators. Judiciary Commit
Mr Morton r or the better gov
ernment of Brunswick county.
Counties, Cities and Towns Com
HILL I' Art ED THIBD HEADING.
H 11 G2Q Authorizing Anson
county to levy a special tax.
W li 623 Authorizing Beaufort
county to levy a special tax.
8 Ji 626 To authorize Halifax
county to Iue bond to jay indebt
edness. 8 li C37 To prevent live stock
from running at large in Mitchell,
Caldwell and Watauga counties.
8 B 528 Conferring on Govern
or to fill vacancies occurring In Cor
8 IS 671 -To authorize Governor
and Attorney General to employ
counsel to assist in defence of State
election officers Indicted iu tho Uni
ted States courts.
House Tne greater irt of the
day ws consumed in the discu.-iou
of the impeachment proceedings.
Tho following new bills were introduced:
liy Mr. Craig An act relative to
the treatment of animals.
ny Mr. txmnor An act to pro
vent live stock f rom running at
large In Wilson county.
By Mr. Mason An act to increase
tho number of county commissioners
of Gaston county.
By Mr. Dean An act to provide
for working public roads iu Macon
By Mr. Baldwin An act to de
fine tho liability of commissioners
and to protect shippers from loss.
By Mr. Shaunonhouse of Meek-
lenburg An act Instructing tho
Attorney General to bring action
vs. W. H. Worth and the sureties
on his bond.
By Mr. Mcintosh An act to pro
hibit throwing of dynamite into the
streams of Yancey county for the
purpose of killing fish.
The following bills iiassed their
third and final reading:
To prevent live stock trom run
ning at large in Wilson county.
Incorporating tho town of Rae
ford in Cumeborland aud Rolieson
Senate A greater part of the
day's Bttwion was devoted to the dis
cussion of the amendment to the di
vorce bill which makes abandon
meni by either husband or w lie for
three years a ground for divorce.
f ne argument w as not completed
and tne bill went over uutil Satur
The following new bills were in
troduced: Mr Marshall To withdraw au
ihorily trom commissioners of Mt.
Airy to issue ceilain bouds.
Mr Burroughs Resolution to pay
expenses of committee Vlsitiug tne
iCasteru Hospital for tne Insane (col
ored) at Goldsboro.
Mr Foushee To incorporate the
Southport, Wilmington and Durham
llallioau Company. Committee on
Mr Sugg To protect landlords.
Mr Wood To protect game birds.
Propositions and Grievances Com
Mr Morton To authorize com
missioners of New Hanover to issue
bonds for road improvement.
SHOT DEAD WHILE KREf URCFQl ttERCT I
Dr. MeLo4 Kill II U Wlf and TkM
lt M Ka4 to Ilia On Life. DHk
Wm ta Cm of la Deed.
Credent City, Fla , Feb. 16. Dr.
W. L McLeod and his wife were
found dead in their residence this
morning. The evidence disclosed
that MeLeod had killed his wife and
Neither of the couple had beeu
seen since last Saturday when Mrs.
McLeod was visiting members of
her church regarding some religious
work. For the first several days it
wai believed that the couple had left
on a visit to Mrs. McLeod'a sister.
who w as reported to be 111. The
fact that no one knew anything
about th-ir departure, however, and
their continued absence, led to an
investigation today by the mayor
Tho bodies were found In the bed
room, undressed, and two bullet
wounds, both mortal, had been in
dicted in Mrs. McLeod. Her hus
band then fired the third bullet
through his own brain and held his
pistol in his hand. Mrs. McLeod
had first been shot in bed and then
on tho floor as sho kneeled before
him. It is believed the tragedy oc
curred lat Saturday night.
Dr. McLeod had been drinking
on Saturday. He was a prominent
citizen and ex-city official.
EXTERM I XATINU S ALOOXS
IN KANSAS-MANY JOINTS
rtSACffltS LEAD A IAI0 AT AtKANSAS
TCI CC3X3E CF JtZl L0YL
BILLS PASSED FIXAL READING.
To establish stock law in portions
of McDowell county.
To amend charter of city of Dur
Authorizing Forsyth county to
fund its debt and levy a special tax
to meet expenses of same.
To establish stock law portions of
To prevent live stock trom run
ning at large in Wilson county
To amend act to incorporate
Wrightsville and Onslow Naviga
tion Company. Substitute by com
To protect roads of Pasquotank
county froni log haulers.
Resolution of instruction to North
Carolina Congressmen and Senators,
requesting them to vote for the bill
in Congress for the purchase and
preservation of Temple Farm and
Moore House, orktown, Va.
To repeal chapter 353, acts 1897,
in reference to stock law of John
ston and Randolph counties. After
Randolph was eliminated from pro
visions of bill, passed final reading.
To repeal chapter 255, acts 1899,
in reference to drainage of lands.
Saloosa, Dnur Store aad Other PI
Wkor WfaUkjr ha bM Sold. Dsatroy
d hr tha. AD(li CraMdor UssbU
to Find Mr. N atlon.
Perry, Kansas, Feb. 16. Fitly
prominent women led by the wived
of a Methodist minister and a tank
cashier, raided several "Joints" hero
last night. With hatchets and axes
they demolished fixtures right and
left, entailing a loss in that particu
lar saloon alone of more than $1,000.
Twenty-six whiskey barrels and
sixty-two kegs, and twenty casts of
beer wore carried into the streets,
where they were chopped Into kind
ling wood and their' con touts flowed
away in the gutters.
A drug store was the last place
visited. The proprietor was accused
of quenching the thirst of local in
ebriates and his stock was quickly
destroyed. In striking at the shel
ves with her hatchet, one of the wo
men accidentally struck a bottle of
carbolic acid. The fluid bespattered
her clothing and hands, burning her
Arkansas City, Kansas, Feb. 17
Seventy men, led by the ministers
of this city, crossed the Arkansas
River to-day and demolished the
"Last Chance" saloon. All the
"joints" here had been closed for
several days, but the "Last Chance"
being outside the city limits, its
proprietor continued to do a flour
ishing business. When the crowd
swept down upon the place the bar
tender was asleep. He was hacked
Into a corner at a revolver's point
and witnessed the complete demoli
tion of the fixtures and stock.
MBS. 2fA,TIOX VANISHES.
Wichita, Kansas, Feb. 16. Sher
iff Simmons of this county searched
Wichita today for Mrs. Nation, liav
ing heard that she was here, with a
warrant charging her with inciting
a riot during her previous visit. Up
till 11 o'clock he was unable to find
her. It is reported that she arrived
here this morning and that she was
sequestered by her friends to avoid
being arrested. ,
FURTHER TROUBLE FEARED.
Winfield, Kansas, Feb. 16. In
tense ill feeling, aroused here by the
recent destruction of the "joints,"
and which led to dozens of street
fights and the arming of many citi
zeus for self protection, apparently
has died out.
"Jomtists" are removing what is
left of their property to places of
ed to his home, where he defied the ty, but insist on remaining in
. . I 11 5 A
officers. Lusby, who has killed ine cuy
four negroes on similar raids, enter Tnelr action, may, it is feared,
ed Nelson's house by the front door, start tne trouble afresh.
while Vaughn guarded the rear. charges against mcgraw.
Tne negro nad darkened tne room Topeka, Kansas, Feb. 16, Chief
and was hid. He sprang: upon Lus- of Police Stahl todav flld charcreH
by and picking him up threw him with the citv council against Police
across a red-hot stove and attempted Judge McGraw and asked for his
to hold him there.' The cries of removal from office. The ehie
tne omcer brougnt Vaughn into the charges the police justice with col-
room and the negro was shot four lusion with the Inlntists and r-nn.
A PIECE OF SPECIAL LEGISLATION.
Mill to Employ Coanal to Protect Demo
cratic Itegtatrar la Carl-yins Oat th
Work or tho Machine.
The Morning Post admits that the
bill passed by the Legislature au
thorizing the Governor to employ
counsel to defend State election offi
cers was a piece of special legislation
to pay the attorney fees of the Dem
ocratic registrars who have been in
dicted in the western part of the
State for violating their own election
law. The article below is taken
from Friday's Post:
"Yesterday's session of the Senate
chiefly consisted of three hours oi
argument and the debate was a
"The rucus grew out of the pass
age, on its second and third readings,
of the House bill authorizing j the
Oovernor to employ additional oun
sel to defeud State elect iou officers
now or hereafter indicted in the
Federal court the object of th bill
being to secure a proper and effective
(ieieube in me uuiieu states couru
of the Demo rraiic registrars of Fo -s
y t h, Mecklen burg, Montgomery
and other counties who have been
indicted at the Instance of Unite'
States District Attorney Holtou and
Over thirty years ago, beneath
the warm sunshine of the Old North
State, a man and a girl discovered
In their hearts the devr of youth.
That strange, fragrant flower that
has ever made tweet the turn of hu
man existence since In the Garden
long ago, Adam concluded that it
was not good for man to be alone,
gladdened their hearts with Its won
derful beauty, and the sweetuess
and strangeness of Its intoxicating
perfume. They loved, those two,
aud the world grew brighter as the
mystical meaning of this new glad
ness lighted their paths as with a
halo. But the dark wolf of pover
ty howled in the distance. They
read life's meaning In the long line
that stretched into tho future, aud
would not. Tho man said he would
go out and carve a fortune for him
self in the lives of his fellow men.
he girl said she would wait for
him. And so they parted.
Not many days ago this mau
stood in his doorway in the wild aud
wooly West and gazed over the wide
area of his arable lands, lie heard
the champ of many horses from his
stables. He heard the low of num
erous cattle from the meadows. The
hillsides in front of him were white
like snow with his herds of sheen.
In his hands he held a letter saying
that his sweetheart of the long ago
still waited for him in the Old North
State. He filled his pockets with a
roll that would make one's wifh-
t5ne quiver and started for tho East.
In Danville he met an old school
friend and to him ho told the tale.
He showed a photograph of a wom
an as young and tresh-lookinsr as
when the dews of youth nourished
the blossom of love In her heart. He
did not tarry lone:, but took tho
first train for the South, anxious to
whisper into the woman's ear the
same tale that she listened to as a
maiden thirty years ago.
He promised to stop for two days
on his way back to the West, and
et his friend here see the woman
who knows how to wait. .
Held the Officer on Hot Hioye,
Georgetown, Ky., Dispatch, 12th.
A desperate fight took' place here
to-day between Chief of. Police Lus
by and Deputy Vaughn and a negro
named Newton Nelson. ' Lusby and
his assistant arrested Nelson this
morning after a sharp figrht, in
which the negro was shot in the
foot, but during: the day he broke
out of the station house and return-
times, once through the breast. He
Lusby was severely burned. He !
and his deputies haye killed seven
negroes during the last five years.
Weyler In the, Saddle.
Washington, Feb. 16. Informa
tion has been received here that,
owing to the inability of the civil
government in the province of Mad
rid to maintain public order, full
authority in the province has been
given to the captain-general of Mad
rid, General Weylerl It has been
found expedient to declare martial
law, and General Weyler has occu
pied all the most important points
in the city with his troops. It is
spiring to prevent harmony in the
Topeka joints yet remain closed
but the Vigilance Committee is care
fully watching the situation. Most
of the preachers will preach specia
sermons on the "joiot" question to
A FREE FOR AXIi FIGHT.
Beloit, Kansas, Feb. 16. There
wras a free-for-all fight today, aris
4ng from the feeling over the joints
The temperance men and women in
sisted on inspecting the places to see
that their orders for closing had
been observed. The mayor allowed
three or four enter a joint at a time,
and sent an officer to see that no
damage was done. The lnvestigat
TEC3U3CJ WILL ICS! flAat.
PECULIAR RAILROAD MISHAPS.
Sour Milk a Poor Substitute for Water-
ng-iner Buri.din Hia Cab.
Cortland, N. Yl, Feb. 15. The
Erie and Central New York Rail
way, extending from Cortland to
Ciucinnatus, has a water tank at
Cincinnatus, which is supplied with
water by a pump in a creamery ad
joining. An employe made a
Wrong connection yesterday and fill
ed the tank witn sour milk trom a
vat. The milk was taken aboard
by an engine which started for Cort
land. The fireman could not
keep up steam, as the sour milk
would not feed into the boiler, and
an inspection showed that the con
necting pipes were filled with curd
from milk.. There was barely
enough steam to get the engine to
Cortland, where it required a great
deal of work to clear the pipes.
Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 15. A pas
senger train on tne .imira, Port
land, and Northern Road, due here
at 6 o'clock p. m., ran into a deep
cut filled with snow a mile outside
of East Ithaca station. The snow
was forced in through the windows
of the engineer's cab and crowded
him against the tender, and shut
him oft completely from connection
with the throttle of the locomotive,
which was then running at a high
rate of speed. The fireman, seeing
the plight of Engineer Reidy,
climbed back across the tender and
was able to stop the train by the use
of the emergency valve Just in time
to avoid, an accident. It required
some time for the passengers to re
lease, the engineer from -underneath
the grert heap of snow that had
piled In upon him.
New York Sun.
Fully fifty trade offlcer of th
rallrutds Gyrating In the Vt4rrn.
Central TraOc and Trunk Lin ter
ritory have Uu lu New York with
in the pa,-l (Vw day, and the nen
have talkrd lrtvly though unofficial
ly, of the pniftct of uee4ng re
ductions In the working foicu of all
the roads Involved in the big con
solidation, and "community of lu
Estimate have varied regarding
the number of railway employe
who are likely to Ions their J.J-s iu
consequence of the centralization of
executive work, tho abolition of
competing agencies and the- conoli
datlon of traffic and accounting de
partments. One rallrood traffic
manager says that the railroad- in
the big combinations already form
ed can do away with the service of
50,000 persons now employed. An
other rallrmd man puts the figure
at 75,000 and there are many esti
mates at from 25,000 up.
It is a recognized (act among tl
railroad men that economy of nitr
ation is tho chief reason for combin
ing groups of railroad In different
parts of the country. Two 4 of
officers will not be retained when
one set can do the work, and after
two competing railroads are consoli
dated it is a question of the survi
val of the fittest on the part of the
high salaried executives. In the
Vanderbilt system moro than f 100,-
000 has been saved annually by con
solidation of duties, abolition of of
ficers and reductions In pay. This
saving in salaries is but a small part
of the economies effected by menr-
Ing departments and doing away
with superfluous heads of depart
ments, agents etc.
The recent union of the Reading
and the Jeey Ceutral Railroads
tho Southern and the Mobile A Ohio,
aud the Union Pacific and the
Southern Pacific are cited as in
stances where enormous saving will
soon be brought about by the con
solidation of departments and the
reduction in clerical forces. A
great many high-salaried railroad
presidents and vice-presidents are
likely to retire to private life with
in the next two years.
CSIB C1CIS CUI CSAtltm.
T T Mitt i
C i i i If il n,
Considerable Inter U bHng r
vired la tulnlcg ojrlV bear
Charlotte, and amoog the tzxt ac
tive proprrUc la the 8uutzervtlle(
Charu4oa. Orler and MctVxnh
tutor. Throojch the cater ti of
C A. A toe, a Colorado culatog tuan,
ho caioe her two year tfu, nw
dated with rapitalUU frocu Kkrh
tuood, the Su turnery Hie ha tmtt de
veloped trotu a prospect to a rudu
ting mine, new running a teutatu.
mill day and night. Through Mr.
Amea the Orler Mine u auk! a year
go toF. W. Wool worth, a million
aire ot New York, w ho la opeulng
up the proTly with exteolv de
velopment. The Champion Mine,
nine mile northeast of Charlotte,
now has a teu-4arup mill In t.pr ra
ti on, under the tuanacen-fit of Mr.
Ames. ThU ir" petty baa a very
prontia! tig outlook
The McComhrt Mine l being ope
rated on an extensive arale ty the
Atlanta Smelting Corntwny, under
the supervlnion of C. J. lughmi,
vt ho is also an eTperetMd 't-- -r u
The attention of t-apitalUU l t
ing directed to the uudevt otd gold
deposits of Met k lenburg county,
which only require the application
of Wetorn ueihuU of mining atul
a a . ,
mouern macninery for treatiug ore,
to make mining one of the tin tt
lying Investment in the Ktate.
INNOCENT NKliltO CONVICT
ED OK MIRHEU IN
OAS StfTIKClO T8 XX tZZZ AT
Capt. King Discharged.
Washington, Feb. 20. According
to an order lued at the War De
partment, Capt. Cyril W. King, as
sistant quartermaster United Statett
volunteers, ha been discharged from
the service of the United States by
direction of the President, to take
effect 15, 1901, "his services being
no longer required."
This action Indicates that Capt.
King will not be court-martialed for
alleged misconduct involving the al
leged acceptance of a bribe from a
contractor for work at Fort Morgan,
Ala., and that further proceeding-)
under the charge upon which he
was arrested will be left to the de
mination of the civil authorities.
THE HOB LOST ITS MERYL
ArUr Smrimg mm Allrc4 AMltr. N
On Wa WI11U u TU a IUt Arumm4
Huntsvllle, Ala., Feb. in l
the arrival of the militia from Hir
mingham aud Uadndt-n ordered to
Ountersville by Governor Samford
all attempt to lynch lierry Hall, the
white school master, for an alkged
ansault on Cora Pritchett, a 13 year
old white girl, have lwen dlfqlled
and no signs of a mob are now apjw
rent. The jail Is clotely guarded by
the two coiopauiert of soldier.
At the close of Hall's preliminary
I rial the mob burst lu the d.-or !
the ctirt room, k cured Hail with
il trouble, and led hliu Into lh
court houo yaid for the evident pur
pose of hanging him. A rope wa
thrown over a limb. No one, how
ever, vtould volunteer to lie the ro
around the victim's neck. Koine
m inules were wat-d in trying to
compel various men to perform thi
tak, but at the critical time a dejio
ty sheriff walked up with no resis
tance whatever on the part of the
mob and led the pilsoner to Jail.
The Sheridan's Passengers.
Stfn Francico, Feb. 15. At noon
to-morrow the transport Sheridan
will sail for Manila via Honolulu
with 1,200 soldiers comprising two
battalions of the Twenty-sixth and
Twenty-seventh infantry and a num
ber of recruits and cabin passengers.
Among the latter will be Oscar F.
Williams, United States consul to
Singapore, C. G. Abbott and assist
ant, representing the Smithsonian
Institute, for Sumatra, Mrs. 1 Ber
nard Moses, wife of one of the
Philippines Commissioners, and the
wives of several military and naval
officers. The Sheridan takes a car
go of 3.900 tons of supplies for
troops in the Philippines and China.
WILCOX TO KEEP HIS SEAT.
. To prohibit the sale or manufac- believed that changed in the minis- jn committee was followed bv a
ture of spirituous liquors in Madison try are lnevitaDie.
The bill to exempt members of
military companies from working
on public roads was killed.
House Jenkins of Granville In
troduced a bill for the establishment
of a new county. It provides that
the new county be created out of
parts of Granville. Franklin and
A petition was presented by Mr.
Ebbs, from Madison, from certain
citizens of Cumberland, Caldwell,
Cherekee, Cleveland, Camden and
Mills Stop Jffgit Work.
Albemarle, N. C.- Feb. 20. All
the mills here have, stopped night
work. This is due to the low price
of yarn. They hope, by decreasing
production to increase the price and
clear up the situation. About 800
hands are thus thrpwn out of em
ployment. The ney Eflrd mill will
start up in a few weeks, and this
will employ about one hundred. The
11-hour system gpps into effect .the
first of March, and no child under
large crowd. Soon an alarm of fire
was sounded, and a hose cart dashed
up and the firemen commenced
throwing water on the crowd. Some
men attempted to cut the hose, but
were prevented by a display of re
volvers. After several had been
more or less hurt some arrests were
made and quiet was restored.
tteprcaentattr From Hawat wai
not Found Guilty or Treason.
. i 1 1 T r
a dissenting vote, me nouse tom
mittee on Election No. 1 this morn-
ng agreed that Delegate Wilcox
should remain in his seat undisturb
ed. A report will be made by
Chairman Taylor that the charges
made by attorney John D. Gear
were investigated by the committee
and no ground was found for dis
turbing Mr. Wilcox.
200-Mile Wireless Message.
London, Feb. 19. Prof. John A
Fleming, lecturing at Liverpool,
said he had SIgnor Marconi's per-
Carteret asking certain modifications 1 12 years is to be worked in the mills, mission to announce that on the first
aay 01 uio reign 01 xviug xAtwaru
VII, Marconi sent wireless messa-
of the elections laws.
The following new bills were in
Daniels, of Vance, to amend chap
ter 360, Laws of 1897, in regard to
impounding live stock in Vance
Parker, of Halifax, to prevent
the raising of Spanish peanuts on
Parker, to prevent the State from
hiring farm laborers.
Lane, of Kockingham, to amend
chapter 581, Public Laws of 1899,
in relation to working the public
roads of Rockingham county.
Winston, of Bertie, resolution in
ma aa a iAvannnT'i'n nararkMaK 1 . a j- e -a- . .
.1,4. y- w lavor ox juiwaras ana ijrougnton
hil. r. - b.1 I 1 . a I
ovav uoara 01 xauuaumng ana - w t -nd E. M. Uizell. Public Printers.
rsguiate tne Duainess 01 emoaLm
Mob After a School Teacher.
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 16.
A special to The Age-Herald from
Huntsvillej Ala says: 'News has
reached here 01 great excitement in
Marshall county, over a case of crim
inal assault. A white school teach
er named Hall, -near Ountersville,
it Is said, committed a criminal as
sault upon a 18-year-old girk A
mob scoured the country for the
teacher, but he fell into the hands
of officers and was lodged in jail at
ges between St. Catherine's, Isle of
Wight, and The Lizzard, 200 miles.
Perfect communication - between the
two points has. since been estab
Portrait of Vance.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
of North Carolina are working to
place a portrait of Governor Vance
in the North Carolina room in Rich
mond, Va. - -
Extra Session Will be Called.
Washington, Feb. 20. The lre-
ident has informed certain Senators
Reports from . Alaska state that
the thermometer registers 70 below
zero. What an ideal residence for that Congress would be called in ex
the gay and festive plumber. Mon-1 tra session as toon as the Cuban con-
Reld May Succeed Cnoate.
Washington, Feb. 15. Whltelaw
Reid, editor of the New York Trib-
v T a a a
une, ana tormer itepuDiican candi
date for Vice-President, was at the
White House this afternoon and had
a long conference with the President
immediately after the meeting of
It is stated on good authority
that the President has tendered him
the post of - Ambassador to Great
Britain to succeed Mr. Choate. It
is also stated that Mr. Choate Is to
return to America to enter the
Father Sent to Prlaon.
Cumberland, Md., Feb. 19.
Judge Sloan has sentenced William
lirendllnger, the uibsdon exh..rtfr
and former boatman on the Chesa
peake and Ohio Canal, to two yar
in the penitentiary, lielng convicted
on a charge made aginst him by his
sixteen-year-old daughter Clara.
Baltimore Wlrea to Oo Under
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 20. The
electrical commission of Baltimore
has adopted resolutions and drafted
letter notifying all electrical, tele
phone and telegraph companies u
ing poles and wires In the city streets.
except trolly wires and llen, that
all such poles must be removed and
the wires placed In conduits by the
end of the present year.
Grip-crazed Man' Leap. .
Parkersburg, W. Va., Frb. 16.
B. D. Carr, a traveling man crazed
by tne grip, leaped from a second
story window at the City Hospital,
Thursday, taking sash and glass with
him and dragging William Hender
son, a nurse, out on to a corn Ion.
Carr escaped wrioui injury but i In
a bad way from the shock.
Consul Goee Cro y.
Washington, Feb. 16. In a tele
gram to the State Department the
vice consul at Kehi, Germany, fys
that Alexander Wood, the consul
there, suddenly became insane and
was taken to and asylum at Stras
burg. The experts who examined Mr.
Wood declared that recovery
Gettlnsr Snuare With His Con
From the Chicago Tribune.
"The poor old X., Y. and Z. rail
road," wrote the editor of the Hick
ory Ridge Miurlan, 'declines to
exchange courtesies with us this
year and we have taken its ad. out
of our columns. It's a moth-eaten
old concern, any way, and we never
took a trip over it without kfeeing
our wife good-by twice and taking
ut an extra accident insurance poli
cy before we started. Last year we
done $467 worth of lying for the
Y. and 2L, and all we got in return
was S27.40 worth of traveling. We
can stand it if the darned old road
can. When you feel as if yon would
like tov.be seasick and don't care par
ticularly how you get the. sensation,
and have plenty of money and no
better way to get rid of It, and would
Just as lief risk your lite as not, ana
haven't and other way or spending
your time, go and take a ride of five
or six miles on the X., Y. : and Zn
and may the LonKhave mercy on
youfBoal!'' - :
American Sailor Buried AUt.
Washington, Feb. 19. According
to mall advices from the Philip
pines, Captain Novico, the insur
gent officer who commanded the
band which captured Lieutenant
Gllmore and party of the Yorktown
and held them captive for many
months, has been sentenced to im
prisonment at hard labor for life, on
the charge of having permitted one
of Gilmore's party to be buried alive.
The victim was a sailor named Mac-
Donaldr who was a burden to the
Filipinos because of hia wounds.
Aaat PecaT Joae. aa Old On.
Lexington, Ky., Feb. 16. Aunt
Peggy Jones, 124 years old, died
yesterday in the arms of her hundred-year-old
Peggy was an ardent believer In the
old times and has often said that
the condition of negroes was better
In the days before the war than at
Men Froaen In Maryland.
Hagerstown, Md., Feb. 20. Dan
iel P. Fortney, road supervisor of
Franklin coanty, was frozen to death
on a road near his' home, Waynes
boro, last week.
Howard M. Kozer was frozen to
death Wednesday near Newville.
He started oat in a sleigh and got
within three miles of home. He
was found the next morning lying
in the road.'
Boy Attempt to Commit Suicide
Mount Vernon, 0 Feb. 15. WIl
lie Huffman, nine years old, made a
desnerate effort to commit sulci le
today with a knife. He cut hi
throat badly. His mother rescue!
him and had him lorkxl up to keep
him from killing himself. Cigar
ette smoking is believed to have un
The eb&rper a man is the
We call the attention of oar read
ers to the advertisement of the Cash
Bayer's Supply Company, which ap
pears in another colnmn of this pav
Centenarlan Burned to Death.
Philadelphia. Feb. 15. After II
ing 103 years, JSancy Woods, color
ed, was burned to death, it is
thought, while attempting to light
her . pipe, which she habitually
Eight alleged Boxer leaden, after
trial by oncers of Chang Chi Tung,
the Viceroy of Hanknw. have been
rw iW K
Newttto, N. February .-A
cat uixtirml brr thU wr-. that
fthow how danerroua it U la tuatt
of life and dth. to taV anything
f-r grant ixl luttd of 1ov1cl cxjo
cliulvfly all the tact mrmry i.
make out a charg of murd?.
A mau by the name of Sinnm
ITawM-r, aUiut eighty yr old and
who tltl by IniMftr a fr utll
fnm thl town, wa found dad In
hi dwelling hou. An eramlna
tlon of the ly di'cwi a vera
cut on the luml and It wa arT-jM
by evertly that tb old man bad
dUxl of tin wound.
A negro by tha nam f Inor4
Travl llvoa within a (uarw of a
miloof IIaMr, atxl tdi track
w hich provM to l thM of TravU,
wen fouud going and rt4umln(
from tho houe of Hiumt. A trail
of nouio rwtti criming from under
the hiKiw wa aUo found. Travl
admitted that he had lm titers on
the previou aiterna, but Would
make no further eiplanatlon. lie
trenuouAly denied ttiat he bad
harmed the old man, and Inflated
that ho had dlod a natural dmth.
TravU waarrhed and a few gold
coltw were found on hia M-raoa for
w hlch he preMently rfued to ac
count. It wa al hown that on
ly a few days before Hawarr had
fold In thU town varlou article of
produe and chickens, turkeys, egg
aud other thlnin and had (hanged
his money at the hank into god aa
a his uual custom. On these
tacts the coroner' Jury returned a
verdict against I ravin, although It
was proven that the houw) had not
boi-n entered, unlens with a fale
key, that nothing limd been stolen,
that there was no 'gna of a struggle,
and there was no rootlv for the
murder other than robbery, btouae
Travis and Hiw wr were the bvt of
friend. The money and watch of
Hawser were lu the clothes lie had
on when he was found dtd. All
his private pa-rs deed, mort
gagen, notes and other it, were
all intact, and ap-aml not to have
been dUturhod. No weam by
w hich the blow could have been In
flicted could 1 fouud. TravU w aa
arrested and iit in Jail. He stoutly
maintained hU Innocence and de
clared that Hawser died a natural
dth. The coroner did not have a
ptwt-mortein examinations made be
cause the attending county phyalclan
said that It wa not mvewary and
that the wound on the bead had
caused death. Travis Instated to
every one to whom he talked that
there should be a poet-mortem ex
amination and that this would prova
that Hawser died a natural death.
TravU was not able to employ a
Uwyer and therefore had no one to
look after hU lntereat. TravU aUo
would not tell where he got the gold
coins and this added to the belief
that be had murdered Hawser. The
trUl came on and on the facts aa
herein atated. TravU was found
guilty of murder in the find degree.
After the trial the Judge uggeted
to the prowjcuting attorney that in
order to be perfectly certain aa to
the cause of death and not make the
horrible mistake of hanging an In
nocent man, that the body be ex
humed anl a post-mortem made.
TrU was done and to the great rur
priwe of eveyrbody it was found
that the wound on the head was en
tirely superficial and did not cause
the fracture of the outer skull bone.
Inside the tkull was found a can
cerous growth on the brain which
had undoubtedly caused the death
of the old man. The verdict wa
then set aside and TravU was dis
charged and he then made this state
He had gone to the hooe of Haw
ser to get pay for a number of quail
he had sold Hawser. Hawser paid
him in gold and made a memoran
da of the payment on a piece of pa
per and put the same in Ids inside
coat pocket. While sitting there
with the old man this being the '
evening before Hawser was found
dead Hawser fell to the floor and
died while TravU was there. In fall
ing the bead struck the floor very
hard which made the wound on the
bead. Travis knew that Hawser
was dead and he was afraid thai be
would be charged with murdering
the old man If it wa . known that
he tm there when be died, no mat
ter what ex pU nation be might give
of the cause of his death Therefore
be locked the door and pot the key
In the old man's pants pockt, and
then took op a plank which farmed
a part of the floor and which had not
been Bailed down to the sleepers,
and got under the house and man
aged to get the plank bark into its
place, and crawled oat ssd went
home. An examination of the
clothes discovered the key 4n the
pants pocket and the memoranda of
the payment of the xaoney in the in
side coat pocket exactly as TravU
uuj. ' (Continued on Second Page.)
tana Beonrd.1 latitution wm received.
it U tonaakea tool of him.
decapitated at that place..