North Carolina Newspapers

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Items Gleaned From
Murphy to fltnteo.
Tli- revenue officers are pushing
IhingH rather lively in Durham county
Ii'to cf late. About the fam time n
iohh from Alamance county Invade!
Durham and picked up three ilicli
plants In thf northern part of th
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timing, ti i. him; i hit, in Uie nOUlfl
Lowell h' tion. Thy were within twr.
rniM'H or fain other ana ail weie In
operation. On' man. a negro by thf
nam'- of John Butler, was arrested at
fin- of tin- Mills and taken bark to Ala
mance county. The three plants wm
destroyed a -axyv quantity of beer
low uhi'K, etc., were destroyed. A
white man by the nam" of Handy Hop
kinn, was found at one of th Mill and
wh ii thf officer came up h" ran. Tr.ey
fired Hfvral times and finally Hopkins
fell ami frilling that, ho fainted es-
rapi d br-hif,' njTf-stMl, as th- ffic( r?
did ti"f have time to "doctor" a pri.f n-
er bff.-ic taking him away.
V telephone mffH'u-f from Lexington
f-tat'd Hint at S: 1" o'clock Tuesday
nitflit .six freight, rar.s at that place
wire if'i)iolih-licd and a conductor pain
fully injured as a result of a collision
l"'l'''''i) freight trains No. 81 and XL.
I Nn. si ,vas on thf! main line at Lcxing-
Ion. Nr. S' cumins from- the south,
J couldn't make the air f.rakcs work
1 properly and was unable to ( heck itself
on the steep down grade. This was r--
Fpimsiide for the accident. The engine
of No. 2 ".side-wiped" No. SI, splintr-r-
j ig ti'.f six fr.'iht cars, three of which
. wi re tilled with cotton mill machnTy.
J Ti e main line vat covered with debri:;,
I but 1 1 ; : 1 1 . was n.,t blocked as the other
train!, passed i!ie wrcik on the siding.
's Asiii-vil e's .di ike situation became
I t"Mn , ilnrified Tuesday through
I ti e decision ,.f tllf capC!ltors to ga tc
fwnl; :i tij :se buihaiKK which ti'.i
I a':i;-.!id ne.l b c:oisi
?ol the puiil' i:'
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I biddvin.'
s l:. and lab;
the prcbtn-.v
who we,e not in
tlif iiuildiiiK Trades
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tlf tfi'ect 01
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rci.ent, but it ii
of armed ncu
until May :.
I .'.u '. i'-.iii'.u in (li ccnviUc T'.ie ida
fit; ou.' .-lion of issaing $r.WO bonrH
I i'c : i'.i, :!'', t i-,)cn;; a rl 5iO.()0 fot
Iiadid rr'-jnitc.-l as follows:
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.-nvy for I'oaiis (il. :,nd :i ma-
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m'o! tri'stet's was couj;raui-
lalcd by the i iti;;ens in a niads-mcetiufj;
and were b':'fe. , ithout oppoiiiion.
in nttemptiM.:; to boaru an ouiconig
train wh'n!i moving: r.t a slow
jiate of ; y. v 1 fmra under the pr.sscn--I
gei- shod in Wilmington, J. t'arl Paddi
I son, at,c, :.'7. and a son of A. H. l'ad
l tii-( li, o;' Wilmington, fell under the
wli'eh oi" (Icaei-al ManaRt-r Kenlcy's
1 iM-ivav ca.'. whicii was attached te the
I traia Monday a 'ternoon. and was in
r;.intly killed. His body was terribly
4 iui'-ib d and cut almost in half.
I Mi. d Mary Uantt'tt. who is employ
Mil in the American Manufacturing
Company's overall factory at Greens
Jboio. atteiiipted to commit suicide
Men lay ii i; ,!i t by taking aa overdece
'f laudanum. 1 ft-1 lift; was saved by
the prompt and efficient action of a
pliysiclau. and it is said that the
-youns woman will sulTer no ill effects.
A love ai'fair is said to have hen the
rause cf the rash act.
Ten thottsand dollars worth of bonds
were sold at Laurinhurs Tuesday for
the purpose of ins tailing an electric
lijdit plant at that place. The bonds
.were bought by F. M. Stafford & Com
pany, o? Chattanooga, Tenn., and were
fold at par with a premium approxi
mating The contract for the
Avork has boon let and the plant will
le installed at the earliest possible mo
Stent. I A dry kiln filled with lumber, be
longing to Mr. Monroe Putnam, of
She-lby, was burned Monday near the
llelmont Cotton Mills at that place.
ir had almost completed a nice cot-
tnge and it was only by hard work that
It was saved from the flames.
I The Supremo Court at Ilaleich af
firms the sentence of Edward L. Utley,
and he must now begin his twenty
jears in the penitentiary for killing
Ilotel Clerk Hollingsworth, at Fayette-
jj, ine lonowing companies were in
corporated in the Secretary of State's
office last week. The Star Machine
Company, of Star, Montgomery eountv,
japital $10,000, John Jenkins main
Stockholder; the Raleigh. Coca-Cola
bottling Company, of Raleigh, canital
$4,000, J. B. Harrison, Greensboro, and
K. N. Poindexter, incorporatoi's; the
Southern States Lyceum Company, of
AVinston. to present entertainments
;and dramatic productions, capital $5.-
louo. incorporates. F. J. Gaither, S. B.
land M. D. Wheete'r.
J The commencement at Feace Insti
Jtute will be held May 17-20. Rev. Dr.
IE. V. Smith, cf Greensboro, will
..jpreach the sermon Sunday, May 17th
Rev. Frank Striagfellow will lecture
ITuesilay niht, and the concert will be
The remains of Susan VAulv-ncr o
White woman, of Durham, who died
luddenly Tuesday evening, were inter
red Wednesday. She was a pauper and
a j ijecn a ramiuar figure on the
treets there for some time Aft.
path it was found that she carried
mall life insurance policy, enough to
ay for her funeral expenses.
Robert Stanford, the married mr,
V, ho was shot at a house of ill repute
In Greensboro, Sunday night, is im-
inuins ana it is now thought that his
pauses lor recovery are good.
The First Bulletin (itves Conditions
at Opening of Season.
The? month of February wax mild but
othfrwi- a typ'.:iiiy bad winter
month, on ai count of the extensive
rainfall ami the unusual number of
tevere gab-a, whiiii au-ed some m
age at io'ht pla a eu in the interior
of the State. Tho rainfall 'xeedcd 10
inches for the- loonth at tiix western
btations. A B'-ven- t old w.iv? occurrel
from the 17tii to oth with the lowest
Jernp' rature-s for the winter on the
1Mb, rca king at mountain stations a
few degrees beiow z'ro. On account of
the frequent rain very little farm
work was done dating February, and
the (onditions wt-n- not favorable for
the cereals. Jlxcf s.-ive wa:mth and
moisture the first half of the month
cautied succulent growth of wheat
which was much injured by the sub:-;c?-HK-nt
freezing wiaiher. At the close of
the; month, therefore, the appearanco
if wheat, oats and rye wan not so good,
though the exi t llent stands were un
impaired. iJiiriiii; the latter part of tho
month which was more favorable, farm
work made some fJigrtss, especially
the. planting of truck crops in th i
Dast; many tobacco beds also were
The conditions during March indi
cted the approach of an early Spring.
The temperature v.-as above normal the
ntire month, the excess averaged ap
proximately 8 desires (or t lie State;
".he temperature did not even reach
'rcrzing until the I't'-th and 27th, whea j
illing frosts oceurn d west of tne Lh;o
Ridge, and light frosts east of the
fr.ountains a.s far south as Wilmington
but with very little injury to crops.
Vegetation was muc.'i advanced in
growth and before tho end of tho
month fruit trees were generally in
aluom, and many forest trees were ia
eaf. Th disadv::niagoo'is feature for
March was the excessive rainfall which
lelayed plowing and caused the Hooti
ng of low lands with .some damage to
wheat in places. Iluvvever. much plow
ing was accomplished during the week
ending March 2otii. The weather was
ery favorable for the growth of wheat,
3ats and rye which advanced rapidly,
slants were, spreading and jointing
nicely at the closa of the month. Straw
berries were in full b!otm before the
:nd of March inuieatinp; a crop from
ine to three weeks earlier than tho
iverage; the plants won; strong and
teavy, and conditions favor a large
;-rop of excellent quality. Truck crops
tlso are we1) advanced, especially az
aaragus. cabbage, early irish potatoes,
'.ettuce and rait "ashes; some large ship
nents of lettuce and radishes have been
nade; an early and successful season
'or truckers seems assured. Th sovero
roast storm cn the L'C'th and SGch did
ipparently little damage to agricul
tural interttt.-:.
Reports of crop correspondents for
:he week ending Monday, April o',
U'viJ. indicate that conditions have not
Dcen favorable' fcr the rapid progress
)f farm work, on account of the exces
sive rainfall on March 20th and 30th,
which caused freshets in the rivers,
flooded low lands, and j.'enevally kept
the soil too wet to piow. liasterly gales
caused exceptionally high iid.-s in the
joast region. I'lowing and other pre
parations for planting the staple crops
ire still behind .but this is largely in
:ontrol with the early advance of
spring, as plowing can easily be ac
complished in good time with favor
able weather. The temperature during
the week remained decidedly above
normal until Saturday, April 4,
when a very rapid fall occurred to a
ew degrees below the freezing point i:i
he Western Dislriit, with light snow.
rhe freeze extended into the central
portion of the State Sunday morning
nd ice formed in places. Fruit trees,
juch as peaches, apples and cherries,
were generally in bloom, and the in-
ury caused by the freeze to the fruit
:rop must have been very great. Re
ports in regard to the amount of darn
igc done will appear in the next Bul
letin. Warning of the approach of
iilling frost was so widely distributed
3y the Weather Bureau to the farmers
n the trucking section, that truck and
Deny crops probably received adequate
protecton. A little t orn has been plant
id in the southern and eastern por
tions of the State and some is up. To
bacco in beds is well advanced in
growth and the plants are plentiful.
wljeat, oats and lye appear unusually
fine, and are large in growth: some
fields of wheat were yellow by cold,
and much of the crop "in very low'
ground has been ruined by high, water.
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Eleven American Wounded in
Twelve-Inch Gun Bursts With Fata!
The floroi Were Strongly Fortified
and Defended the IMaco Desperately.
Manila. By Cable. The investment
of Haeolod whk-h was eapturcd by Cap
tain Pershing's forces, after a fight in
which a hundred Moros were killed,
occupied three days. The final assault
was made at rrjon Wednesday. Des
perate lighting took place inside the
forts. Seven cannon were captured
and eleven Americans were wounded,
a few of them seriously. It is probable
that all the Americans will recover.
The column approached Bacolod early
on Monday and found new forts, which
J had been a year under construction.
flying battle ilags. The Moros did not
wait to be attacked, but fired a volley,
which wounded two Americans. Cap
tain Pershing then dec ided to bombard
the fortification, and Gatley's batteries
took up positions and shelled the forts
and works until Wednesday morning,
the infantry and cavalry supporting
the attack. Many of the Moros left the
forts on Monday and Tuesday nights,
and escaped in boats on the lake. The
assault on Wednesday was carefully
prepared. The column carried forward
a bamboo bridge, on which the troops
crodced the moat under fire and after
wards scaled the walls. The fighting
inside th? forts was most desperate.
Sixty dead Moros were found inside
the walls and 40 were killed in the
trenches. The whereabouts of the Sul
tan or isacoioa is not known, tie is
believed to have escape;! Monday
Thj Damage to the Vesl of Such a
Character as to Necessitate Putting
Her Out of Commission.
Murder at Buffalo.
Buffola. Special. A shooting affair
in which a JJ-ycar-old boy wan killed
and a woman mortally wounded, an at
tempted murder, two suicides and two
attempts at suicide that may result fa
tally, occurred in this city. Joseph
KwaitkowFki. T1 years obi. a repre
sentarive rui'.sti citizen, is iockcu no
at police headquarters, charged with
shooting his landlady and killing hid
own 8-year-old boy. Kwaifkowski
formerly conducted an extensive l.usi
ness in one of the markets oi the city.
His wife died about a year ago, leav
ing two children. Since the death of
his wife, business difficulties drove
him to drink. For the last four rionth3
he has lived in rooms at l'JO Coit
street. The owner of the house, Mrs.
Tekla Winski. her husband and the
children, occupied the rear part of the
building. The children of the two
families were constantly quarreling.
Sunday night Kwaitkowski returned
home and found the children in the
usual turmoil. Mr. Wolinski informed
him that he would have to move,
whereupon Kwaitkowski drew a re
volver and began firing, backing out of
the house as he drd so. Mrs. Wolinski
followed the infuriated Pole and grap
pled with him. lie pointed the re
volver at her breast and fired. She
fell to the ground, mortally wounded.
Kwaitkowski fired several more shots,
one of them striking his own 9-year-old
son, Peter, killing him instantly.
A large crowd quickly gathered and
Kwaitkowski retreated into the house,
locking and barricading the door be
hind him. Then began a lively ex
change of shots through the windows
between the policemen who had gath
ered, and Kwaitkowrski which contin
ued until the latter exhausted his am
munition when the officers battered
down the door and captured him.
George Denning, 55 years old, had
been separated from his wife for some
Washington, Special. The tljhi?r
dispatch received by the Navy Depart
ment, regarding the explosion on the
Iowa, off Pensacola was on Friday de
ciphered. It was from Admiral llig-
ginson and said: "Iowa's jreach-load-
lug 12-inch pun burst in front of
trunnions, three killed, four wounded."
Then followed'the names given in pre
vious dispatch. The Department ex
pects fuller particulars. Another dis
patch was received as follows: "Pur
eed!, landsman. Kelle, seaman, F. T.
Berry, ordinary seaman, killed in Iowa,
will be buried at navy yard at Pensa-cola."
Because of the meagre details cf the
explosion which Admiral Higginson's
dispatch contained, officials at the
Navy Department can only speculate as
to us An investicatiou board
hag already been appointed.
Hear Admiral O'Neill, chief of the
bureau of ordnance, has already issued
orders for the transportation to New
York of a new 12-inch gun which is
now at the Washington navy yard, and
it will be placed on the Iowa when that
vessel comes to New York for repairs.
Admiral O'Neill said:
"The gun which burst was designed
in 1SG3 and manufactured at the naval
gun factory, January 1, lCC. The gun
had been fired 12o tinvea. Yesterday's
accident is the first that "has ever hap
pened to any of the large calibre gun3
of the navy, except in the case of the
13-inch gun on the Kearsage. the lore
of which was injur?d by a premature
explosion of a shell two years ago. A
lining tube was inserted in that gun
and it is in use at the proving grounds
No reason can yet be assigned for the
accident. As yet I do not know what
kind of powder was used, or details ao
to the location of the shell. While the
accident may have been due to the pre
mature explosion of the shell in the
bore, such a contingency is unlikely, as
shells have on several occasions broken
up in bores cf guns without any other
injury than the defacing of the bore. So
far as th3 bureau is advised, all the
Iowa's 12-inch shells are fitted with
base covets, with a view to preventing
a possible prematures explosion due to
the action of the powder gasses."
- The bureau of navigation has sent
telegrams of sympathy to the families
of the men killed and wounded in the
explosion. Acting Secretary Darling
sent the following dispatch of sym
pathy to Hear Admiral Higginson,
commander of the North Atlantic fleet,
at Pensacola:
"Please convey to the officers and
men of the Heel sincere sympathy of
the Department in the lass of their
comrades by the unfortunate accident
on board the Iowa.
(Signed) "DARLING."
Although it had been intended that
the Iowa should be repaired at the New
York yard, the damage done by the ex
plosion will probably make it necessary
to put the vessel out of commission.
The damage to the battleship Iowa
caused by the premature explosion of
a shell in the forward port 12-inch gun
has developed to be more serious than
was thought when the first examina
tion was made and as a consequence
the big ship has been ordered to the
New Y'ork navy yard to go out of com
mission. She steamed down to the
Pensacola navy yard, where she is fit
ting out with supplies and coal prepa
A W.000 Spiral Addition.
It U n&ouccvd that the Fulton 1U
and Cotton Mill of Atlanta. (U, will
build an ad hti jq to ! .-iutpp-l with
60,0O pindk. Thi -t-:iiu v.f tt
plant '! t from J. to 34..
iKR). anl arraos mcnt are now brtnc
znaW to txFg'.a th vorlt nf cout ruc
tion soon. The (nainy ha at prr-nl
4j.-'. rla pindl-s and I kms.
using fcteam -povr. ltd ptvlurt it UkM
sheetings. M-aru!- bas, burlap, cot
ton and jute tln ani tatting, and
has U'cn knourt on th market for
some ytarn. Tht company' pr-Bt
capitalization in $2i.iMH. .
A Path of Pcsclaiha Cel Across a
Prosperous Farmif 5cc:'w.
finer ef Idl-r Cesu'cs
Apf circ J ia Cfo t
A 5,000 Spindle Addition.
The Norrts Cotton MIIIa Co.. Cte
chee, 8. C, baa decided to add
spindles, with looms and other com
plementary machinery lo uit. This
enlargement will require the expendi
ture of probably about Jl'M"'. n l
immediate arrangements will W made
to effect the betterment. The I. A.
Tompkins Co. of Charlotte, N. C . has
been engaged a.s engineer in harne.
The Norria plant at pre nt ha 13.
24S ring Fpinlks and ."f.2 looms, use
water and electric power, and manu
factures sheetings. Its present capi
talization Is $2,)iM)t.
To Add 3,000 Spindles.
The Opelika Cotton Mill of Ope
lika. Ala., has inert ased Hb capital
Etock S.'o.OOO. making $loOOuO in all.
for the purpose of enlarging the plant.
An additional building will be con
structed, work to be,;in at once, and
3,000 additional spindles will be in
stalled. There will then remain pace
for installation of 2,0t0 spindles more.
Contract for the new machinery has
been signed. At- present there are
7, 40'j ring spindles in tin, plant, and
fine counts of yarns is the product.
Industrial Miscellany.
The big dry-kiln at Corbetfs mills.
New Moultrie, (la., owned by Aycock
Bros., was destroyed by fire on the 3rd
inst. The loss is estimated at $3,000,
with no insurance.
The W. K. Small Sioke Manufactur
ing Co. will build a hardwood saw
mill with capacity of UO.OoO feet of
lumber per day on tract of 1.200 acres
of timber land near Corinth, Miss.
Savannah trade bodies have endorsed
the project for i.n inland waterway
connecting the Chesapeake biy with
Beaufort inlet, North Carolina, and
their secretaries will co-operate in as
sembling statistics showing how the
project will benefit Savannah's trade.
The Board of Trade and Cotton Kx
change of Meridian, Miss., in a desire
to promote the common good of all the
commercial and industrial interests of
the Stat", have invited the commercial
bodies of Mississippi to a convention
to be held at Meridian on May 2. It
is designed to form a federation of the
commercial organizations in a union
of efforts and energies for the devel
opment of Mississippi's resources and
the encouragement of the migration to
the State of men and money.
Besides Thoae Killed Outright. Three
or I'our Were fatally anJ a Sof
Srriously Injured.
Hiiuilnjfham. AU. Sprvia! -WtthvUt
a ord of warning th, littlr L:aM rf
Uoprwtll. futty milt UwttU of this
city and uoe mil from Hu
at awrpt away arly Wdt kJay
morals: 1 a cydbne. whkn cut a path
of d- olatlon arrpa a pro,prruji fa.ra
ii section if Blount county. Tn jut
sons were killed, three or four fatally
and a wore wrlo'isly Injure 1. Th
deal: Nathan Crifl'.n,
Henry Mi Coy and Cme .hUdf a; C. C
OJn. a prominent plotter. II ft r
Odn. Miss Tlilni.-i 0'..n. Mrs. C C
Oden. The Injured: A s -u at. i nicte
of Nathan Crlflin. Mrs. Orlfr.n. Mi
Nor3 Oden. Mra. lk-nry Mi Coy and
two children; It. tl. Quirk. I!nW k.
family of McCoy. Kwn ; Mts.
ilolstin llortcn. Ml lnz 11 n a.
Richard Griffin.
It is believed that evejal of ti.e in
jured will dir. The norm tia.!d in a
north-a!t rly diretlun winking v-
erythlr.g In lis path. One i.f the firM
houses struck that of N&
Griffin, the house .n demolished and !
Mr. Griffl i and Me son. J am s. tr
killed. Mre. Grifln wa h.i b.ijly in
jured that Fhe died later. Auoltwr n
and nivce of Mr. Griffin made a mira-. u-
louj es ape l y running from the hence
before the demolition was complete
and saving their 11 vis. They c.e in
jured, but all r."ovr.
IWiause l; ell rr m
the Heating ct the C'ae W est! Owe
I'ntll Jar.e Term of Ccnitt
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luth aides. The Ji-cpie me.e rij-;-
The house of John McCoy as then 1 p ctM by Au-lri C:af-i ! unl
time. He called upon her and tried to
induce her to resume martial rela- f ratory to sailing soon as possible for
tions. She refused. He drew a revolver
and fired. She fell to the floor in a
faint, and believing that he had killed
her, Denning ran away. His body was
fcund later in the evening in a Salva
tion Army lodging house. He had
taken poison.
Less than half the spring oat crop has
nccn seecieu. truck crops Were general
ly planted early and are doing well;
Irish potatoes are up. May peas are in
bloom; a few strawberries have been
shipped. Gardens are fairly well ad
vanced in the east, but are backward
Court Findings.
Washington. Special. The United
States Supreme Court decided the
eases growing out of the seizure cf
a number of fishing tmaeks bv
United States vessels, during the
Spanish war. The court having pre
viously decided that the seizures
were not . legitimate, the only ques
tion . before the court was as to the
reasonableness of the ward of dam
ages made by the commission ap
pointed far that purpose. The court
held the award to be excessive and
reversed the finding of the United
States District Court for the south
ern district cf Florida, by which the
award was afurraed.
Two Burned to Death.
Indianapolis, Special. Nathan Mo?
ris, one of the best known attorneys of
Indiana, and Frank Haas, the 12-year-oid
son of Dr. Jos. Haas, were burned
to death Sunday, and Mrs. Jos. Haas,
Hiss Belle Haas, Mi;s Rose Haas,
Louis Haas and Grace Lemon, a gov
erness, were injured more or less se
riously. The residence of Dr. Jos.
Haas was nearly burned to the ground.
- Murder and Suicide.
Birmingham, Ala., Special. Mrs.
Susie McMillan, wife of Policeman A.
B. McMillan, gave her eight-months-old
baby a large dose of carbolic acid
Monday afternoon and then commit
ted suicide, by shooting herself twice
in the breast. She .was found lying
dead on the floor, by her husband. No
motive can be assigned for the deed.
Demands of Textil; Workers.
Philadelphia, Special. Union textile
workers of this city assembled in con
vention Sunday, for the purpose of for
mulating demands to be presented to
the onerators. The convention ad
journed at night after adopting a reso
lution demanding a 55-hour week, uai
ing from June 1, leaving the wag
question for future consideration. Time
and half time will be asked for all
work done in excess cf the 55 hoiu'e. A
committee was apponited to present
the demands to the manufacturers who
wi also be informed that a strike will
folio-?: their refusal to aocept the pro
Killed by Falling Cannon.
Mobile, Ala., Special While super
intending the removal of a six-poundei
emi from the wharf to the United
States barracks here Saturday, Joh
R. Burns, aged 29, an electrical en
gineer, was instantly killed by the gun
which broke from its fastenings and
passed over his body. The remains will
be interred in the National Cemetery
here. Burns wa3 from New York city.
the North. It is known that three
decks including the upper deck in the
forward part of h-s fhip, will have to
be entirely removed and rebuilt. It is
feared that the steel supports under the
2-inch port turret are sprung to such
an extent that they will have to be re
moved, though this cannot yet be stat
ed positively. The gun itself is a hope
less wreck. Although the gvm which
burst went into numeriess pieces
the end of the gun is as smooth as if it
had just been turned out of a ship, and
except that it is about 12 feet shorter
than the starboard gun, it is hardly
noticeable that an explosion occurred.
According to the record cf the exploded
gun. it was good for at least another
year of service, and reports that the
gun had been condemned are without
Government Forces Wh'pped.
Willemstadt, By Cable. News has
been received here that the Venezuelan
revolutionists have defeated the forces
of the government near Caracas and
captured two cannon and a large
quantity of ammunition. They have
also captured the city cf Barquismeto,
which is the key to the western Part
of Venezuela, taking many prisoners
Heavy fighting, undecisive as yet, has
taken place at Coro.
Blind Chaplain Dead.
Washington, Special. The Rev. Wm.
Henry Milbuin, the venerable blind
chaplain of th& United States Senate,
died in-Santa Barbara, Cal., Frfeay
Word to this effect was received here
tonight by Col. Randall, the sergeant-at-arms
of the Senate. The deceased
was a native of Philadelphia, where
he was born in 1S23. When he was five
years of age, a playfellow accidentaly
struck him in the left eye with a piece
of glass. For two years. he was con
fined to a dark room under medical
treatment and subsequently became to
tally blind.
Textile Notes.
Messrs. 1). K. Norris. J. T. Gass
away and I". B. Morgan of Central,
S. C, and O. A. Robbins of Charlotte,
N. C, have incorporated the Isaqueena
Mills of Central, S. C, with capital
stock cf $200,000, to build plant. This
enterprise is identical with the Norris
Central Mills, mentioned March 20 as
to be incorporated. The projectors
changed the title. Details as to the
plant have not as yet been decided.
Louisville (Ky.) Cotton Mill.? Co.
has engaged Messrs. C. It. Makepeace
& Co., Providence, It. I., as engineers
in charge of its improvements and ad
ditions of machinery, referred to last
week. All contract?, for machinery
have practically been awarded. Messrs.
D. X. Murphy & Bro. of Louisville are
about completing plans for the nov
building, which will be 100x00 feet in
Woodruff (S. C.) Cotton Mills' ad
dition, now in course of construction,
will be equipped with 10,500 Epindles
and 394 looms, as was announced some
weeks ago. The company will have
space in this new building for 22,000
more spindles, which it hopes to in
stall during the next few years. Con
tract has been placed for machinery
required at present.
Messrs. A. G. Velasko and C. G.
Culin of Syracuse, N: C. are confer
ring with the Business Men's League
of Florence, Ala., with a view of build
ing a hosiery mill in that city. Mr.
Velasko is manager of the Oak Knit
ting Co. at Syracuse, New York.
A. K. Clark, now engaged in cotton
manufacturing at Augusta, Ga., con
templates establishing a plant of 5000
spindles and 150 looms at Jackson,
The Spray (N. C.) Woolen Mills Is
having plans prepared by O. A. Rob
bins & Co. of Charlotte, N. J., lor a
four-set woolen mill.
A company has been organized to
build cotton mill at Pauline, S. C. E.
TV Fnrpst of Fair Forest. S. C. is re
ported as president.
H. B. Neal cf McDonough. Ga.. ii
nreanizine company to build cotton
mill at Neal. Ga. He owns a water
power which it is proposed to develop
in connection witn tne mm.
Messrs. B. Frank Mebane. W. W
Walker and J. S. Patterson, all of
Spray. N. C. have incorporated the
Rhode Island Co. to manufacture eotr
ton, wool and other textiles. The cap!
tal stocK 1? JlSa.OOO.
Messrs. W. E. Morton and M. L
Smith of Clover, S. C, and associates
will build a cotton mill The details as
to character and size of plant have
not as vet been determined. It is saw
that Xorthern can'tal will be in
Messrs. Harry Tatum and brothers
of -Franklin. Ky., will form company
to build a woolen mill at Springfield
Tenn. They propose a ,-ioek company
with capital of SSo.oCO, and will manu
facture blankets, linsey and yarns, em
ploying about fifty persons. The mill
building will be 60x150 feet in size,
two stories high, constructed of, brick.
next wrecked, but he and l.ia family
escaped with never brui.Ke.. The li.:ue
of Henry Mi Coy. i on of Jcbn Mi Coy,
received th worst Impact of 4he st.rm.
His wife wa severely injured. to of
his children are Ftill urn-; nsciou an I
may die. and he and his babe and two
other children are dead.
The !orm then struck the IrMv if
C. C. Oden. Treerf in the yard were
twisted Into gnarled shapes u,nl ivta
the vegetables in the garden were torn
up by their roots. Mr. C)dn was kill
ed out light as were his three aauch
tei. aged 15. 12 and 9 years, refpc -tivcly.
MrsOden received InjuiKa
from which sue died later.
The home of Mr. Henry Wharton
was next attacked by the storm and it
was wrecked but Mrs. Wharton was
not badly Injured. Then ani the
home of R. G. Quick. It went to pieces
and he and his two children were in
jured, but there were r.o fatalities
Little Rock. Ark., Special. Spe
cials to The Arkansas Gazette from
several town in White and Cleburne
counties. Ark., tell of a tornado v. uu U
swept through that section Tuesday
night, leaving death and destruction
in it3 wake. The major portion of tho
country through which the hton-i i
ploughed its way Ia remote from rail
road, telegraph or telephone Pnes.
The dead are: Jim Leggitt. Littb;
Red; Joe Leggitt. Little Red; Tom
King and wife. Little Red; 3 King
-.1. It.!-., . 1a.1i. - ..V. .W.l 1
emiuieii, ju.u.s ittuy n.i ii I .,! t.l t ' : re.uet fir.', tl.r i.riain.-r
I.,..-,:.... l. f , - - - --- --
uu vi aa uuaiuiiiK a i mug c, .1. .
Slit ttor l'ouitjtinw-a::h Att:u l
J. W. Will. am TLuiin t. 1 and the
fintii ly Congrt .-Jiijii G .;; W".
"rf, In Aa nt .Uf time t!.- '- fn
ant'ji law pttn r. an 1 Pa'rhk II N-1
Tb' I'foMi u'n; t T. r j 1.1 1 tl
rofeedtr.j. wl'h n !;'t!t f-r mi at
rui ::iii nt. Ciii.- 1 fr the f. ;. . in
terrut te. to cuter a tin tKn for a t,n
tfnuant tn th' roun 1 .t !.. :
f the two v. lint!- k'.n a i;- jnr'.lti
cl. Th y prei,c;;t. d r.Tl livit . fu.. t!.e
witneMH wLMi Jn a mrsMin' J ml i
rat-, what thy wouM t t'fv t. The
proetutiin pror-ptlt anno :u d that
it was v Uliis to a ft !.
atfidavit-i and tr nuoiifly dj t 1 to
any further delay In the rnse. In
pnir.t Mas niad ihat th t!f !i..- I.jd
h;d ample thin- to prepue f r th'
trial and the ftfn iavit wej-. u'. that
vas n t i ...--jry in the d T U'iai.l a t e
half fo far i" w.tne. : lu q iej.
tion were out cited.
The prosecution ui:el that a ri;
had been made recently to prevent
eontinuanr-fM under mk!i i!:oinii-t;:t-c-s
as those hi. own In thi ran but
the c ourt rub d RKalnt them nl
granted a omtlni:an e until the Jro
term on an alli lavit tf 5'-feiJIar:t
oiun.'i 1 ttat'to: that it Lz 1 l w u Ji.i
jmKMble to fT- t v.ltue.ei In time for
thlj term. Ti. oI: itor Urn nrtt-l
that the tit fendar.t 1 arraU-L d at ta'.a
time, but Jude Kli;.:?i d ( lin I to i -
was rei.:a::d d and the (a.- o:4t;r.i:vl
niitil the i:ne I' iui of urt.
Williams, near Heber.
The injured are: Infant child of
the King family; Mrs. A. C. Wil
liams, near Hebtr, nrt expected to
live; Buck Neeley. Searcy; Albert
Kceler. Elbert Derritt, Walker Pol
lard. Little Red; two of the Pollard
family near Albion; Mrs. Hoverton
and child, Pangburg. not expected to i Let p n J active ari l t-troui; nil
live; Miss Burkhoustn, little Red, ! aictrnd, but the hort w ie blrcoat the
eg broken and skull fractured; Wal- ibuc-iH ef May. tl.j Lj'.I elrn'nt I.eiJ-
ter Muller Pangburn. Ie broken; ing off aud taking only ko m jch as -vas
."lay Cotton I 'p.
New York. Special. Th rl-f Jn cot
ton which "igan aim1:! fur n:oitbs
ayn wa t ti'iau'l when Miy t oa h I
11.10 and J:;lj O.'.'X new hi;i i ;-U
for the prt.-tnt movement. '1 he ir.3r-
Mrs. Henry Wells. Injured Internally.
fatally; unknown woman.
both legs broken; Tom Houston, near j the
Heber, both arms broken; unknown ; July
man at Bradford.
necessary to n.rcnrth-n their p 'Kjtkn.
Pangburn. ! Advance tended fro.a 1 to 7 points. L ;t
the bulk of the tra lins was In May an J of July cotton at 'i
were liberal nl rales at that figure
A special from Heber says: "In the were rro..iratly lar. By 11
rnado which Bwent across thU sec- o't k.t k My ftol l oT t i an 1 July
tion last night A. C. Williams, living
ten miles south of Heber, was killed.
He was 70 years of age. and lived with
his wife on top cf one of th? moun
tains Eouth of this town. His hou?e waa
caught up by the wind and thrown
down the mountain side, he beins
killed and hi. wife badly injured. At
Pangburn six residences were blown
down. A lar.e church near Pangburn
was hlown half a mW."
Forty three residences ar.l .sixteen
barns destroyed and other wreckage
is the record of the damage reported
up to 8 o'clock.
to S.'JZ. May tk.sed .Z'J LM;
ed; July 'J.'ji bid. 9.51 a.ed.
10 30 at
Mr. Steven?on Woundsd.
Eloomington. 111.. Special. Adlal C.
Stevenson, former Vice President of
the Unitod States, lost his hair and
moustache and received painful burns
on his face, head and hands Wednes
day, while, trying to extinguish a fire
io his home. The fire started in a bed
room. When Mr. Stevenson rusted1 in
to the roooa the curtains re in a
blaze. Vv it tout calling aid he attacked
the flames. In a moment the hair on
his head went up in a puff cf smke
The fire then seized hi3 moustache
blistered his face. Thn Mr. Stevens jn
called for help. He retreated before
the fianes caught bis clcthln?. The
less to the ho-iie was 51.0'K).
Broke the Record.
Pensacola, Fla.. Special. World's
records are being smashed here with
frequency by the ships of the North
Atlantic fleet The Illinois lowered ail
records for accuracy with 13-inch guns
I and the Iowa took'tle record with six-
pounders. The vessel aa Dnng tne
gnna of this size In the gulf Wednes
day afternoon when the gunners fired
30 shots in succession eaeh. falling true
at a rang- of 1.700 yards. Three gnn
crew participated.
Telegraphic Briefs.
There has been renewed &n the Nf w
York ccttoa exeban? the f ciU'Jon ! tr
a syetern of deliveries of e;e,tioa In ;2r
tylng out f -intrans raJe cn t!. f. j.r
of the New York cotton exchange t a
number of Southern porta in-tca t of
New York only as at prr.--r.t. A e-in-pany
hai rf 'n eecte-1 to wo:k In favcr
of the plan to which there it ton.'Mcr
able opposition.
A Ixndon dispatch tays: 'i!r.
Mabel To vnAcnd. formerly ejf tL
Alcazar Theatre, Kan rtan'.lzco. rhot
Lersell with a revolver n the ooe:
step of her rcr-idcare in Litch
field hired. Hfce was dead when taka
to the hofpital. Mrs. Toac nd In
to Lave been suffering from rdig!ois
An - Indianapolia 'JUi-atth eay:
'-The bational executive boirl ct t
Vcited Mire Wor'ers cit tre tt
wtklj It vas unde'ntood rectmjsfn
!aticns would b male far bilnt'zg
a'l the miners r f tli- rcustry Into tL
orsanization before the cxt cnnnal
convention. There are i-rotably liO.
ciea'&tout th3 mine wfco io n-.t
belo'r-s to it o.-gacizitlsx,
One of tie grc-atett pgillati tttt
Ametica ever produced. Join Daryer,
of Brooklyn, qalt b'.s regular ocenpa
tlon to enter the counting room. He
died within a year from- tuberculoal.
The explanation in this case waa aim- ?
pie enough. The immense lungs
which were ceccssarlly en adTantag"
in the p-ize ring, fell Into disuse U
the counting room. Disuse miant dc- -jreneration.
and degeneration meant a'
lack of resistance, of which tubercle
bacilli's was not slow to tak advant
age. . ,

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