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RALEIGH VORTH CAROLINA, TUDKSD AY, JUNK 4, 1903.
MIH STATE 1118
y Newsy Items Gleaned From 5
ID Alurphy to flanteo. g
W. A. Lambeth, of Thomasville, rcp
resentlng Vanderbllt university, won
thv thirteenth annual contcat of the
southern intercollegiate oratorcal con
test, lis comp'-ttors were Mesnra. H.
I). Phllps, of Atlanta. Ga., representr.g
the I'nvrsty of the South; John A.
Fhshmanlan, of Constantinople, Tur
key, representing Kentucky univend
ty; J. B. Luton, of Cctor, Tex., rep-.e-nentlng
the University of Texas; J. D.
Maclnnls, of Meridian, Miss., repre
senting the University of Virginia, and
H. II. Lumpkin, of Columbia. S. C,
itprraentlnK South Carolina college.
State Treasurer It. II. Iacy has sent
by expreHH the 1ru of $300,000 four
per rent. Htate bends, maturing Janu
ary 1, 1313, to the purchase in Uall'
more. Cotcrnor Aycoik and Treas
urer I.icy KlKned each of the 323
bonds, L'7." bring In denominations of
$1000 each and .10 were $500 bonds. Trie
bo:id.4 are handsomely engraved, Be-
mNh th? seal or the atato, a woman's
head adorns the outside, while a small
er copy of the same picture Is on each
A destructive hail atorm passed over
Lexington Monday afternoon. The
noi m started by dropping stones about
iu! Ei.-; in lemons, increasing in
Mi m hers and diminishing in size until
the ground was completely covered.
Th!i was followed by a good ram.
which was wry much needed. The
hail must have done an Immense
amount of damage to the crops.
The Southern had a serious wreck
near Belmonf yesterday. The south
round train ran into a detached sec
tion of a freight, train. The engine waa
1 brown from the track and almost
demolished and the box cars badlv
splintered. engineer A. C. Orr o"f
Charlotte will lose one leg and is oth
The state board of education In
structs Col.W.H. Rodman of Washing
ton, N. C, to accept the offer of Baylus
Cade for the State's land in Cartaret
county at 00 cents per acre, and to
draw the nectary papers. The lands
in Cartaret are now less than 100,000
Governor Aycoek haa ordered a spe
e'.al term of the criminal court to be
lield at Wilson June 15, Judge Shaw
pudding. It is probable that the 11
nuu indicted by the grand Jury for
the assassination of Percy Jones, the
insurance agent, will come up at this
Tho mayor of Greensboro has the
veto power, and he used it very proper
ly for tho first time Monday in vetoing
a new ordinance allowing permanent
turnings across the sidewalk in front
cf the Benhow house. There has not
been a swinging sign or wooden awn
ing for years across the sidewalk.
Tho eleventh annual commencement
of the State Normal at Greensboro be
gan Monday. Dr. S. M. Smith of Co
lumbia, S. C, preached the baccalau
reate sermon, and Hon. W. W. Stetson
or Maine delivered the annual ad
dress. Died at Somervllie, Fayette county,
Tennessee, on May 23, 1903, Thomas S.
Galloway, a native of Rockingham
county, North Carolina, and formerly
colonel of the Twenty-second regiment
North Carolina troops.
Chief Justice Walter Clark has ac
cepted the invitation to deliver an ad
dress berore the Virginia State Bar as
sociation on August 22 at Hot Springs,
Va. He has not selected his subject as
The Bank of Llncolnton has been in
corporated with capital of $10,000. The
Lenior & Patterson Turnpike company
of Lenoir has also been Incorporated,
with $200 capital.
Avery B. Sapp, a prominent and
wealthy old bachelor of High Point,
committed suicide Monday. No cause
given save weakness of his mind.
Durham was visited by a terrific wind
storm Monday night. The park of the
Durham Traction company was injured
to the extent of $800.
The first number of the Charlotte
Kvening Chronicle made Its appear
ance Monday. It met a hearty recep
tion from the reading public.
Lightning killed two mules standing
by a stable near Fayettevllle, burning
all the hair off them, but did no dam
age to the building.
The seventh annual closing exercises
or the colored A. & M. college at
Greensboro Is on this week. The school
is very prosperous.
Lightning struck a house in Salis
bury, near Livingston college, and
rent it in twain but the family were
The Southern railway has built a
new passenger depot at Saluda, which
will be ready for the summer travel.
Two houses were burned at Spencer
yesterday. Loss principally covered by
The Salisbury Rifle guards netted
$400 from their street carnival last
Davidson College last week confer
red the degree of L. L. D., on Hon.
Piatt D. Walker, of the Suprem-3 Court.
The thirtieth annual commencement
at Eion college la from June 2 to 4.
News In Brief.
The German Jewish Relief Society's
agent reports that 10.000 persons are
homeless at Kischenek.
King Alfonso of Spain inherited
$7,500,000 from his grandfather, King
The British Cabinet accepted im
portant amendments to the Education
Several young naval officers have
threatened to resign unless given
leaves of absence.
ENGINEER ORS KILLED.
Disastrous Wreck on the Southern
Railway Near Belmont.
Ckarlotte. Special. At 12:15 o'clock
Tuenday morning a disastrous wrevk
occurred on the main line of the South
urn railway, about 12 miles from Char
lotte and only a short distance from
Engineer A. C. Orr. a resident of
Charlotte and a brother of Mr. W. S.
Orr, was fatally Injured and an engine
and 12 box cars were almost complete
Soon after the accident occurred. Su
perintendent Baker, left Charlotte with
a force of hands for the scene of the
wrack. Along with him went Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Orr. Dr. R. U Gibbon, the
road's surgeon, and the wife of the in
They arrived at the wreck about 2:30
o'clock and soon thereafter Engineer
Orr was brought back to Charlotte ar
riving heie at 4:20 o'clock.
The Injured man was taken immedi
ately to the Presbyterian hospital and
a more thorough examination was
made. It was ascertained that both
legs were eo badly crushed that ampu
tation would be necessary.
The accident was near the south fork
of the Catawba river and about to
miles south of Belmont
The engine of freight train, known
as No. 72, due in Charlote ahnut 11
o'clock, became disabled at a po.tu two
miles south of Belmont. No. 25. the
Homn bound fast mall, which was moie
than an hour late, reached Belmont
snoruy ocrore the midnight hour. At
that point, orders were received fir
the engine of No. 35 to proceed to the
piace wnrre No. 72 was and sidetrack
the train. Just before No. 35 s engine
reached the trouble, a section of the
freight train became detached and ns
it was down gradi?, the wild cars rolled
olT at a high rate of speed. Before No
35'b engine, in charge of Mr. Orr, could
itnerso, me cars struck tho pilot aid
crashed Into the engine.
ine xorce of the collision threw the
engine from the track, the monster
stood falling over on Its side.
Engineer Orr, who was at the throt
tle, went over with his engine and the
cab, mashed to kindling wood, pinned
mm to tne earth.
Air. urr died of Ms injuries late
lursday afternoon, after intense suf
Fire at Waynesville.
iisueviiie. special. a message re
ceived from Waynesville Tuesday
morning related the fact that that
place had been the scene of anothei
destructive fire. The Radclif: Hotel.
w-room frame building, caught fire
about 4 o clock Tuesday morning, and
a message irom mere about noon was
to the effct that he buildin.tr was stil
burning some, but that a large number
oA men had fought the flames with an
activity and effectiveness that saved
the building from total loss. There
were not a great many guests in the
building at the time, as the summer
season had not opened, and those who
were in the building got out without a
great deal of difficulty, as the blaze
started near the roof, and the alarm
was given very soon thereafter. This
fact also made it possible to save pait
of the furniture. The fire started
either from a defective flue or from an
electric wir. The building, which
was located on Main street, was owned
by N, P. Walker, clerk of the court of
Haywood county. The log is partially
covered by Insurance. It will be re
called that a large boarding house was
destroyed by fire a few days ago in
Waynesville, in which a young tele
graph operator and a colored woman
and her child lost their lives.
Burned by Lamp Explosron.
Charlotte, Special. The explosion of
a kerosene oil lamp dangerously burn
ed Mr. J. R. Brown, a farmer, who
lives a few "miles from Charlotte, near
the lawyers' road, at about 10 o'clock
Tuesday night. Mr. Brown was sitting
by a table reading when he heard a
faint spluttering that indicated that
something was wrong with the lair.p.
As he reached over to examine it. the
lamp, which was almcct full of oil, ex
ploded close to his breast. From Ins
chest to his feet Mr. Brown was satu
rated with the burning oil, and the
clothing was burned almost off his
body. He received serious burns on his
body and legs. A Charlotte physion
was summoned. It is feared that the
burns wil prove fatal.
State News Notes.
The city of Charlotte has sold its
Issue of $100,000 worth of bonds at
103 to a northern investment company.
The appeal In the case of James Wil
cox, charged with the killing of Misc
Nellie Cropsey, which was to have been
heard last week, was postponed until
today (Tuesday). It is the last case on
tho Supreme Court docket and there
will be oral argument.
Something that very seldom happens
took place in Goldsboro Thursday
evening. William Smith, aged 24 and,
who is supposed to be from Scranton,
Pa., procured from the register of
deeds of Wayne county license to
marry Anna Wooten, a negro, who has
Jived tbjere all her life. He failed to get
&ny one to tie the knot. . Smith ob
tained his license by representing him
self to be mixed-blood. He is without
doubt a -white man. The Wooten wo
man 13 about 25 years of age. When
these facts became known, several
young men advised him to leave town
Without any unnecessary delay he not
ed upon the advice given. Sniirli Lad
been at vcrk in Goldsboro cn tjie
streets for quite a while, assisting in
the street improvements.
In a fight in Wilson Friday after
noon between Thomas Sanders and
Sing Lee, a. Chinese laundryman, the
Chinaman received wounds which may
prove fatal. At the time the doctors
could n6t tell the extent of his inju
ries. Sanders claims self-defense.
Dr. J. K. Ruffin, one of the oldts
rltizens of Wilson, died very suddenly
at that place Friday about 9 o'clock
He has been sicjc for the past fou
months, but his death wa3 not ex
pected. None of his family were . witi
h:m when he died.. The funeral took
place on Sunday.
A TOWN WRECifD
Serea Hundred Armenians Ai I
2,500 PEOPLE LOSE 1HEIR LIVES.
Frightened Peop!e Turn Thslr Stabl.s
Into Sleeping Apartmints A Terri
Constantinople, By Cable. Advices
Thursday from Asiatic Turkey show a
terrible earthquake on April 23 at Mel
arghard. vilayet of Van, eighty miles
southeast of Erzeroom. on tho Eu
phrates. The town was totally de
stroyed with Its entire population
numbering 2.000 coul3. including 700
Armenians as well a3 troops forming
the garrison of Melazghnrd. In addi
tion. 400 houses in the neighboring vil
A somewhat severe earthquake was
felt here this morning but no damage
Washington, Special. Vice Consul
Ojalvo, at Erzerum, Turkey, reports to
the State Department that an earth
quake In the canton of Malasgird, dis
trict of Bitlia, on the 2Dth ultimo,
caused the death of 500 people and left
the city in ruins. The shock was
strongly-felt in Erzecura, a journey of
38 hours, and threw the people into a
panic. Many of them turned their
stables, which are built level with the
ground. Into sleeping apartments for
London. By Cable. The Foreign Of
fice has received details from the Brit
ish consul at Erseroom regarding the
recent earthquake, at Malasgird, ac
cording to which a strong-shock, last
ing thirty seconds, was felt on the
morning of April 29. throughout the
entire district between Lake Van and
the Russian fronHer, and as far west
as Kartbput. The town of Malas
herd, consisting of 500 houses, was de
stroyed and much havoc wrought in
the surrounding villages. Col. Khalil
by commanding the garrison of Mel
azherd, with his whole family, three
other officers and eighty soldiers, per
ished in the ruins. Lieut. Col. Tavib.
Bey, whose family perished, became
Insane. The telegraph operator who
sent the news of the catastrophe sail
he. himself was badly injured and his
wife and sister were killed. The For
eign Office has appealed for subscrip
tions for the relief of the destitute
Mohammedans, and the Christians Lof
Bfquest to Catholic Colics.
Salisbury, Special. By the terms
the will of John H. Buis. a life-I he
esident of Salisbury before goinato
Jersey City, where he died last wf .k,
Belmont College, the Catholic institu
tion in Gaston county, will receive the
bulk of his estate. Bequests to rela
tives amount to about $2,000 and $300
s left to Rev. Father Joseph, of Salis
bury, the former pastor of the de
ceased, for the purchase of a new
organ for his church. Eelmont College
will receive the residue, which is
directed to be devoted to the educa
tion of four young men for the priest-
nood. The estate is valued at from be
tween $10,000 and $15,000, depending
uijon the prices which lots in Salis
bury and Fredericksburg, Va.,
bring. All rue real estate is
to be converted into money.
Jett and While Plead Not Guilty.
Jackson, Ky., Special. Curtis Jett
and Tom White were arraigned Thurs
day for the murder cf J. D. Marcum
and pleaded not guilty. After consid
erable delay, a consultation among
the attorneys was held. This consulta
tion resulted in White and Jett filing
Charles Dilke (advanced Liberal), to
move Elijah Little on the ground of
prejudice. They allege that Little said
they ought to be . hanged. The case
was 3et for Monday, which is the first
day of the regular term of court and
there Is a special term over Saturday.
The grand jury is still working on the
Killed and Takin Prisoners.
Manila, By Cable. Lieutenant Javier
commanding a force of constabulary.
has defeated 200 fanatical insurgents
in the island of Cebu, killing 68 of
them and capturing 29. The fight oc
curred in the mountains near Tabcgon.
No details of the engagement have
been recived, and the government
losses are not known.
Cleveland, O., Special. The Repub
lican county convention adopted res
olutions eadorstng the administration
of President Roosevelt and recom
mending his re-nomination and elec
tion in 1904. The resolutions also
warmly praise the records and ser
vices of Senators Fo raker and Hanna
and Governor Nash. Delegates to the
State convention were instructed to
cast a solid vote for Colonel Myron
T. Herrick for Governor. Senator
Hanna addressed the convention and
paid a high . tribute to President
Roosevelt and his administration.
Well Know.i Man Arrested.
Barnesville, Ga., Special. The sher
iff has arrested George Allen, a well
known citizen of Piedmont, charged
with the murder of George H. Worth
en, whose body was found near the
roadside May 19th. It Is alleged that
there was a serious quarrel between
Allen and Worthen immediately pre
ceding the murder. Anna Fambro, a
negresa, was arrested as an acces
A Large AdJI'.'oi.
The Manufacturers' Record of Aprt
9 referred to the proposition of tnt
Cherokee Falls Manufacturing Co. oJ
Cherokee Falls. S. C. to Increase capl-
J tal stock from $200,099 to $1. 000.000. A
meeting ci the stockholders has beec
held and confirmed the propciitlon ot
the directors. This $00,00 addition
capital will be expended for further d-
veloping the company's water-powci
and adding 50,000 spindles. A new mil!
will be built to hold 40,000 of thet
spindles, and the remaining 10.000 will
be added, to the present plant. Locn:
to suit, probably about 1500. will alsc
le installed. The company's presert
plant Laa 15,520 ring splndlea and 5U
narrow looms, manufacturing sheet
ings, seamlflfcs grar.i bagu and rope.
The report mentioned last week that
Murphy & Bro.. Sixteenth and Fits
water Etreets. Philadelphia. Pa., con
template locating a branch mill in thi
South was correct. But the firm pro
poses "buying an established plant fox
manufacturing white and colored
goods, and investigations are now be
ing made. Their Philadelphia plant
produces dress goods for men's wear,
having 250 looms.
The Agricultural and Mechanical
College at Bryan, Texas, will erect a
building and Install equipment fcr
textile department. This department
will train young men in the actual
work of the cotton mill, there being
two courses, one of two years and oue
of four years. The first two years o!
the latter will be the same as the pre3-
ent mechanical engineering course.
About $30,000 will be expended for the
Hoskins Cottcn Mill Co. of Char
lotte, N. C. incorporated last month
with an authorized capital of $500,000
has organized and elected E. A. Smith,
president and treasurer. A site has
been purchased, and probably ; an
equipment of 15,000 spindles and 450
looms will be installed. Messrs. W B.
Smith. Whalcy & Co. of Boston, Mass.,
and Columbia, S. C, are the engineers
The recent dispatches referred to a
stating that B. Frank Mebane and as
sociates had purchased 4,000 acres of
land at Spray, N. C, were correct.
They have plans in view for additional
textile manufacturing plants, and are
now burning brick for new structures.
Mr. Mebane declines to rngke any
statement at this time.
The Emporia (Va.) Land & Invest
ment Co. has increased its capital
stock from $25,000 to $1,000,000 and e
mcved its main office to Petersburg,
Va. It has purchased for $100,000 the
cotton mill of the Ettrick Manufactur
ing Co., and will operate same. There
are 97S4 spindles and 262 looms in the
plant. New machinery may be added.
Messrs. M. H. Reed, R. M. Evans, W.
H. Badger and others of Marble Falls,
Texas, and T. S. Reed . of Beaumont,
Texas, have purchased water-power
rights and textile buildings on the
Colorado river at Marble Falls, Texas.
They contemplate installing an equip- 1
ment of textile machinery. j
. Banna Cotton Mill has been incorpo
rated, with capital stock of $100,000;
Geo. Johnston of Newberry, S. C, pres
ident, and L. W. C. Blalock of Gold
ville, S. C, secretary-treasurer. Th's
company has purchased the Goldville
Manufacturing Co.'s mill of 5000 spin
dles, and may increase the equipment.
Springfield WToolen Mills Co., Spring
field, Tenn., reported last week, will
have a capital of $50,000. A two-set
woolen-blanket mill will be installed,
the machinery to include 1440 spindles
and twenty broad looms. The company
will be in the market for the machin
ery about June 1.
Steele Bros. Company, reported In
corporated last week with capital stock
of $100,000, has purchased and will
operate the Laurel Bluff Cotton Mill3
at Laurel Bluff, near Mt. Airy, N. C.
The plant has 3500 spindles, employs
sixty operatives, and produces yarns
Durham (N. C.) Hosiery Mills, re
ported last week as increasing capital
$100,000 to erect addition and install
400 knitting machines, etc.. has award
ed all necessary contracts for buildings
and machinery. C. I. Underwood Is the
There is a movement on foot to build
a sheeting mill at Louisville, Ky., and
several local capitalists are interested.
Probably F. F. Gilmore, 125 W. Main
street, can give information.
D. L. Dawson will establish a cotton
mill roll covering. plant at Hjuntsville.
R. P. Boswell of Penfield, Ga., will
build a knitting mill at Greensboro,
Pelham (Ga.) Manufacturing Co. will
expend from $5000 to $10,000 to build
and equip a dyeing and finishing plant.
I Its mill has 5000 ring spindles and 13S
Graniteville (S. C.) Manufacturing
Co. will improve its mill and probabiy
install additional machinery. It now
has 53.3S0 spindles and 1.674 looms.
The Commercial Club of Pilot Point,
Texas, is endeavoring to arrange for
the establishment of a $200,000 cotton
The Commercial Club of Charleston,
S. C, is endeavoring to arrange for the
establishment of a bleachery.
The Pine Tree Lumber Co., of
Beckville, Texas, has been incorporat
ed, with a capital of $5000. The Incor
porators are Frank B. Brown, R. B.
Chsney and D. J. Debbs. -
The Stuart Manufacturing Co. at
Stuart, Va., has been organized, with a
capital of $6000 and privilege of iii-
cieasing to $25,000. The promoters of
the company are J. M. Hooker, M. V.
Stedman, J. C. Adams and others.
BY FIRE AND FLOOD
Death and Deration is the Wake
cf Eijb Walerj.
TALES OF TERRIBLE SUFFERING
Inhabitants cf North Top La Cut Off
From All Chance of Rescue Muca
Loss of Property.
The City of Topefca suffered frightful
less of life and property last week by
both fire and flood. The story is toU
in the following dispatches of San
day and Monday rr-ornings:
Topeka, Kan3.. Special. People yho
did not leave North Topeka Saturday
nlht when they had a chance, are
now in the greatest danger of losing
tiuir Uvea. As far as can be estimated
at this time, over 500 people are b-yc-nd
reach of rescue. The Kansas river
Is rising at the rate cf three inches an
hour. Thirty are known to be dead and
the list will be larger. Hundreds are
miwing. People are drowning and
others are burning to death. If any por
tion of North Topeka shall escape de
struction by the flood. It seems as
though fire would finish the work. The
large lumber yards of Jonathan Thom
as caught fire this afternoon and the
whole block of houses were burned.
Burning houses are floating through
the streets and setting fire to others.
It is reported that the Union Pacific
depot and hotel have bee,n burned.
There is no possible way of quenching
the flames. The loss of life will be ap
palling, and the property loss In the
millions. Nobody can tell just what has
bt-tn destroyed. The water extends
around Shorey and other suburbs.
Every foot of North Topeka, inhabited
by 10,000 people, iti under water. The
current is so swift that no boat can
live in it. Seven thousand people have
escaped to the southside and ate being
cared for as well as possible. The re
maining hundreds have not yet been
accounted for. They have been forced
to the top floors or the roofs of build
ings, and are waiting for the water to
subside or carry them down stream
They are safe only as long as the
building remains standing. Below
town scores of men are in tree-tops,
yelling for help. Thousands of revolver
shots and streams have been heard on
the north side, signals for aid. Women
end children in the western part of
North Topeka are standing on the
highest points in reach and yet in
water to their necks.
Burning houses are floating about,
setting fire to others. The lower sto
ries of the burning buildings contain
10 feet of water. The current is so
strong that no boat can approach any
of them. People are gathered on the
tops of houses and will meet death
either by fire or drowning. The cries
for help can be distinctly heard a mile
away. The whole city is wildly excited
because no aid can be extended to the
sufferers. The river at North Topeka
is five miles wide. No possible esti
mate of the financial loss is obtainable.
but it can be stated that it will reach
nto tho millions.
North Topeka wras the manufactur
ing district of the city. Three large
flour mills, three woolen mills and
other manufacturing enterprises are
entirely destroyed. The water supply
of the whole city has been cut off. The
water from- the river extends nearly
mile on the south side. The Rock
Island depot has been abandoned, and
more than five hundred people on this
side of the river are also homeless,
but no loss of life has resulted in
South Topeka. The Kansas avenue
bridge is the only one across the river
for miles and the approaches to that
bridge are flooded by thirty feet cf
water. A pontoon bridge is being
erected, in an effort to reach the suf
Seven thousand or more people are
on this side of the river sheltered In
the public buildings. Topeka U now
able to take care of all the unfortu
nates. The work of caring for the refu
gees is being pushed with the utmost
raDiditv. From the State house as
many as 0 fires can be counted In dif
ferent parts of North Topeka. The en
tire central portion of the city had
been burned out at 10 o'clock and It
is safe to say that by morning not
a house in that part of Topeka will
be left standine. When it is stated that
North Topeka ha3 10,000 inhabitants,
the extent of the disaster can be re
alized. People are sticking to the roofs
of houses and to trees, and many are
giving up in despair and dropping into
the waters below to be carried away
by the swift current.
The dispatches of Monday morning
give a fuller account of the loss. These
Topeka. Special. At 1 o'clock the
number of drowned people was known
to be at least 150 and a large number
were yet missing. Several were re
ported burned to death, but this could
not be substantiated. From all over
eastern Kansas boats are being rushed
here for the rescue of the sufferers.
Shortly after daylight nine boats ar
rived from Ottawa on a special train
and they were put into active rescue
service at once. Soon after reports of
drowning began to come in. A boat
containing eight men was swept away
in the swift current about 7 o'clock
and as far as known all were drown
ed. Other small boats were not able
to live in the whirling current. North
Topeka is a scene cf utmost descla
tioa. Not a square foot of land can be
seen in any direction. There is but a
small chance of any of the residences
being left standing at the end of the
flood period. Sherry Oakland, and the
reform school north of Topeka, are all
under the rushing waters, but the sit
uation is favorable in these places
compared with what North Topeka is
undergoing. Nearly all the fires were
put out by the heavy rain, which fell
nearly all night.
The total loss .of life Is yet pure
-.. A c
guess worK. uiner points -in tvanaa.?
are suffering severely from the flood.
and the damage will aggregate many
millions of dollars.
live items of news.'MACHEN ARRESTED.
Un M-ttrtsof Oesseral lattrest la
Daa In Dale.
North CarollRa will -a4 loo
on It rapital. jUa tartar.
fumUhcd for tha pur; fcy B Co
Curtis Jftt acd TnotuM Whlt mm
arraigned cn th charg? of rut
in j- J. n. Mirrura at JrkjB. Ky.. C
attirk oa the jail tie n!al prttioui
hati&s in repahwd by trcKp.
Mrs. Kite Taylor. rbarxrl l:h
toollne her husband and rhorplc up
hit body. w a Unr-s In ot oa
At Th; National Csp!taL
A warrant ht t n Uu"d for the
ar-etit of I;snlJ V. Miner. Auliutl
Attorney la the or.ee of the AtiUtartt
Attomy-GcR.-ra! for the IVmadc
Depattment. charring complracy.
Some of F nator Forakrr's fr:nl
declare they believe Fenstor llaan
would accept the Presidential nomtnt
tion. If orfquN?teJ In an emergency.
Gen. Frtdcriik Funston aays it
starvation reported among Alaska E.
klmcs Is due to their lmprovlieat
slaughter cf animals and to Indolence.
At The North.
The Irish Agricultural Organization
Society was formed In New York.
Strikes and loikouts in New Yoik
are the causes of 200.0(H) workmen be
At least 15 persons are known ta
have lost their lives In a Nebraska
Contrai tor J. B. McDonald state!
that he expected to have the New York
subway finished by ChrUtmas.
Many Knights Templar arrived in
Philadelphia for the fiftieth anniver
sary of the Pennsylvania Grand Com
mandery. Charles M.' Shaffer. auperlntend-r.t
of telegraph for the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company, estimates the Pennsyl
vania's lofses in Its i.ole and wire war
with the Western Fa ion at $20,000.
The American college professor was
declared to In only "a hired man lu
a cage" in a lecture by M.
Much damage to life and property
has been don to large areas on the
western tributaries of the Mississip
Evidence nccummulatcs in the
po3tofllce fraud cases.
Arrivals in Saa Francis.-o from Pa
tagonia tell of the escape of 50 convict
who have secured arms and are terrori
zing a large part cf Ten del Fuego.
It la said there are no idle wen in
Kansas to harvest the whtat crop.
From Across The Sea.
Mrs. Gunning S. Bedford pleaded
guilty in London to fasely certifying a
child's birth and was fined $50.
About 150 Macedonians perished nt
the village of Smerdcsh. which was bet
on fire during a fight with Turks.
United States Minister Herbert W.
Eowen arrived at Caracas on hL3 re
turn from the United States.
The Congregation of the Propaganda
in Rome decided to recommend divis
ion of the Archdiocese of Oregon.
According to Russian accounts dis
order has followed the partial evacua
tion of Manchuria.
The Postoffice Department Is investi
gating the increase in salaries of assis
tant postmasters and cierks.
The sea. gulf and lake coasts of the
United States have be:n apportioned
into 13 districts for naval defense.
It is said Secretary Root has decided
the charge that Major R. L. Howie
was cruel to Filipino prisoners was not
Col. Johnston U De Peyster died at
Tivoli-on-Hudscn, aged 57 years.
An earthquake in Asiatic Turkey Ji
gtroyed a whole village near Erzroom
and killed practically all its 2.000 in
habitants. Mlscetlcneous natters.
President Roosevelt Is traveling
eastward through Washington.
Gen. Barnardo Reyes. Governor of
Neuvo Leon. will, it is believed, be ex
onerated by the Mexican Congress fcr
his course in the riots of April 2 in
Monterey, when the matter comes up
The revolver factory of Smith i
Wesson, was closed for the reason, it
was said, that the men Joined a labor
. Marguerite Boyenval died at Tbenel
les, France, after being unconscious
for over 20 years,
A revised list cf the casualties In iiic
first stage of the Paris-Madrid autoni'
Mle race shows that 6 were killed and
Premier Balfour. In answer-ng an at
tack on Sir Charles Dilke. declared
that there was no division of opinion
between himself and Colonial Secr
tin rhamhrrlain and hints that he
might favor protection.
T aA v' Henry Somerset Las retired
frnm the Presidency of the Britlsli
Association because of
a sr "
Andrew Middletcn. colored, a Use
man employed b7 the Southern Stafs
Telephone Company, was killed by
electricity at Berkley, ewanessay ii
ternoon. A wire he was haadlicg can
1o nnnUrt with & live Wire.
The World's typewriting jeeord !s
claimed by Miss Mary Pretty, a clerk
In the Datent office at Washington,
who accomplished the remarkable feat
of typing 20,400 words in six hours.
Sh had only ten minutes rest and re
freshed herself with beef tea and baaa
News was received at Newport News
or th death of Joe Desmond, boner m
snector for the Government at llaui.s
Tf left Newccrt News a year ago. and
j his body will be sent to Newport News
aeicr ef Peril Free DtSitry 1111
Face SerWss (tafes
GETS OUT ON V1IY BUVY BAIL
MachraU AilS t Its- Steetf
nay Iheauied Dtur I'rooi Ca
tracts Imrrvprtty Let.
WaMajton. ?pe!al Ry far tie
&iOt K-aa?Kal tekrmet o? tjk
t roffif !atet!ctUa up t U.s ttsse
recurred waeiar. h August '.
Msrht-O. Ibe gr&eral upTiatr U vt
the fft drltteiy senUe. vss arrU4
on arrant tfl ttta !! lafof.
rixtlcn of rrstoffjfe ttsfx-etar (barg
ing him tts htv.DC fccette Taae
c2s fno cintrrrt r-aS with tt
lral arm of UrotT iirtiefa for a pn.
tot p.;al Nt fsitea-r, Thi warra&t
IperlSral'y rbargrj h: Ua rrcet.
iLg IIS.'. VI 7S s:tr Atgtut . IKK) It is
sliegel. Lnvftrr. at Ih Itrpartseot
tLat this a cent 4m nil tcptr3t
all that M'irbta oLtalnel in rvr.Becilcn
with lhr' contra u. a tw'ng charg4
tLat fcr had prfi:c4 ty then for set
ral )ar prior to tl date of tte first
tcntrart rrentliirrj !a IS warrant,
thher arrets are to fallow.
!mtr.!.a!i lr after Mr.? Mitten it
tk-a Inta lustaly. the Postmaster
General Issued an o.-Jtr leruotlng htm
from o!Tlro. He til bcr pra.ti!lr
LCder supp nsm for a fortnight, pend
ing the investigation Izto Ms bureau.
The dismvery of Mt'Iim i al.egej m
tirefta la the contracts was roaie
quite ! J ntaliy by the- Inspectors
M.me tl;re -Acrks ago. a&d !nr then
their euergies had t"en d!relel to
ward :rakmg o.it a rae.
Ti:fJay Light alter C-.e autrrtt
had te-om tonv'.aed tt tbejr v.tt
'n io!" sic n f the rir siry o!drrc-
Mr. Mac-hen waa notlf.;! to appear at
the l partmat. lie dWl so anl u
Rt:bJ-;d lo c "s eating" ;ros Ly
the lnrretors an 1 Mr. !!rltdw for
thrc hours, but no a!niis'ons that h
had profited by the contracts rou'4 be
scurl from hlai. He fee lined to
fctiswcr many rji:tluns on th ground
that they relst'd to his private b-jsl-ts,
but Inc rtrd to the end that he,
had not ree?ivd a not Improperly.
Nevrrthcl r he wan arns'.td on th
warrant which haJ been prepared and
taken be fa re a t'nltej Stat a torum's
flcner. where? his attorney Immediately
demand 1 a f.ill heirlng. Assistant
iMstrin Attorney Tarjgast. however,
was not ready to prorMd with tho
cmc aal the hearing wes ett for June
Mr. Mac he n gave a $:J.X'0 Ion 1 fi:r
n'shrd by n Philadelphia boning com
pany for Ms'sppearaat-e, dr; lining to
accept the proffer of frirnds to go on
his bond. After his relase he declined
to make any ataterncnt beyond the
siogle declaration thnt the whole thing
v.as a grand-etand rly and be woall
ome out all right. H!a attorn js de
clared that at the proper time they
would show com lusirely that b had
been guilty of no wrong in ronnection
with the contracts an 1. on the con
trary, they would be aM to show that
Ms administration of the free delivery
servlre had been rhatactf rlze-1 by
ability and Integrity.
Th Department officials claim that
their evidence Is rjncli.alve.
It is understood that civil suit will
be entered to recover from Mat hen
the amount he is alleged to bate re
ceived on the contracts.
The warrant alleges several and sun
dry counts against Machen for obtain
ing money In sn Improper and lll'gaj
Then followed a number of other
counts slleging that Mr. Msben re
ceived the following specific sums far
etter box fasteners for th govern
ment: September 20. I'jOO. 12.501; I
cember 17. 100. $3,000; August 21.
1S01. $1,271; September 9. 1901. $753.50;
January 11. 1902. $72!.9: January ZO.
1902. $2,503; April 9. 1V02. $2.2 W.SC;
AugUBt 22. 1902. $2.S50.
According to statements of rost-
offloe Bdpartment efflclals there wsi
a go-between for the sieged transac
tions In connection with the contracts.
The Identity of this person Is withheld
by the Department and the ofsc.als re
fute to tell what steps, if any. have
been'taken looking to this apprehen
sion. It is stated that he doea not re-
tide In Washington and it not here at
Postmaster General Payne was stk-
ed for the name of this man but de
clined to discuss lb; subject, addlnc
that he knew nothing about it The In
spectors, however, it is stated, know
the Identity and movements of the in
termediary. He may be arrested at any
time. The inspectors say the erldence
they have is of the most comprehen
sive nature. It Includes many drafts
of an alleged incriminating character.
bearing the signature of Mr. Machen.
The evidence was wo-Jxd op principal
ly In WashlngtGT though much of It
was obtained in ether parts ox the
country. The final Certain to mate tne
arrest was reached at 2 o'clock this
rrorning. after a protrseted conference
btw?en the ITnited States dlatrict
sttorney and the Inspectors.
The arrest created a procouni sensa
tion at the Postcface Department. The
tews spread rardily an1 within a few
minutes after the ir;'t tn laci was
known generally. Postmaster General
Payne lost no time In communicating
the news to the public summoning its
tewspaper men and aiyict,: Mr. Ma
chen la now ander arreat In thit buiH
ing. He has received a larre sum of
money from the contractors who sup
ply the government with certain ar
ticles. The amount he Is charged witti
receiving Is over $20.00 The Depart
ment will mike a tutenert later ia
the day at soon as It can be prepared."
American Ships Visit Kief.
Washington. Special. The Nary De
partment announces thst the Euro
pean equadron would visit KieL Tte
battleship Alabama, will sail for the
ether side July 5, and Join the Euro
pean equadron ccuilftin; cf the Chi
cago and Ean Ftanctsco at Lisbon.
Thence the snadrrn will p-or1
north to KIeTl The art'en w aV'n
in accordance with the telegraphic in-,
strnctlons received frosa Secretary
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