RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13. 1903.
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Items Gleaned From
Murphy to flanteo.
Loan of School Funds.
Tho State board of education has
passed upon application for loans for
building public school houses in 34
counties, and has allowed $16,286. The
result of this will bo the erection of
0". new school houses at a total expen
diture of $104,315. Thus the State will
get the benefit of this amount of school
property. Fifty-two of the new schools
houses are to be built in accordance
with the plans prepared by the State
Superintendent and published In hfs
last annyal report. Fourteen school
houses arc in course of construction,
nino are being repaired and enlarged,
Bix will be in accordance with different
plans, which, however, have been ap
proved, while six are held up until
plans are agreed upon by the State
beard and the counties. In eight cases
the loan is for the purpose of buying
private academic h. It will be seen that
the loan has greatly stimulated the
building of school bouses, and that it
has also brought about the erection of
improved buildings, nince the average
cost is, aB will be seen, over $1,000.
State News Notes.
James Sistarc and Verge Snipes, two
white boys, 15 years of age, were ar
rested in Charlotte Saturday on a
charge of stealing $110 from the father
of Sistaro, who lives nine miles from
"Wax haw and is a farmer. The money
represented years of saving on the part
of Mr. Sistare and his daughter. James
Sistare and Vergo Snipes plotted to
t.ike the money and go West. Friday
morning they stole the $110 and went
to Waxhaw, where they purchased two
bicycles for $17.25. They went to Char
lotte, and stopped at the Queen City
Hotel, refusing to register. The boys,
vim spent the night in the police sta
tion, expressed no regret over their ac
tum. While engaged in putting a new roof
on the residence of Mrs. Mary Huntley
at Wndsboro Thursday, a carpenter
dropped his hammer through the raf
ters, doing down for the tool, the
workman was horrified to find a skele
ton lying in the attic. The skeleton
was apparently that of a white man.
Dried flesh still adhered to portions of
the bones and there were signs that
rats had eaten a part of the body.
Fragments of clothing, an old hat, a
pair of shoes and a collar button were
niso found lying around the skeleton.
The hat was near the skull and the
shoos were just below the feet.
The body of Mrs. Dolph Weaver was
found dead in a well at her' home in
Cool Springs, near Statesvllle, Friday.
She was bruised about the neck, indi
cating that she had been choked to
death and then thrown into the well.
The coroner's jury reported that Mrs.
l)olph Weaver, had been outraged. A
negro, Wilford Hoseboro, is charged
with the crime. Hoseboro has been
located in Saluda, and the sheriff has
gone after him.
Working at her place on an operat
ing table in the knitting mill at Wash
ington. Bessie Ipock, a twelve-year-old
girl, had her dress wound around
the exposed shaft bar that was revolv
ing swiftly. As soon as the slack of
the dress was wound up. the girl's
body was whirled round and round
through the air and her head struck
the floor with a sickening thud, killing
Crand Secretary Drewry, of the grand
lodge of Masons, says that Francis D.
Winston last week raised $2,220 for the
Masonic Temple. Of this $570 was
raised at Goldsboro, $420 at Enfield,
$1S0 at Smithfield and $4S5 at Wilson.
Windsor lodge has so far contributed
more than any lodge outside of Ral
eigh, it having taken $1,200 of stock.
A charter is granted the Greensboro
Supply Company, capital $35,000, to
manufacture and deal in engines, ma
chinery, etc.; W. L. Guthry and others
As yet the railways have given no
indications as to whether they intend
to. contest the assessment of their prop
erty by the corporation commission.
Of course not a few of the railways
ere much stirred by the large increase
The State charters the Springhope
Cotton Oil Company, of Nash county,
capital $30,000, li. W. Upchurch and
several score of other residents being
The State grants a charter to the
Tamlico & Neuse River Timber Com
pany, of Newbern, with $125,000 capi
tal, the stockholders being D. W.
Green. D. J. Nusewander and C. H.
Mills, all of Toledo, Ohio. The com
pany will deal in timber and timber
lands, operate saw mills and wood
working plants of any kind.
The gold receipts at the local United
States assay office in Charlotte during
the month of July were $28,946.18. The
corresponding month of last year the
receipts were $35,313.57. The receipts
the past month-amounted to more than
the receipts for any month this year
up to date.
The Increase in State taxes which
the Increase lu railway arsssment will
bring about will be about $70,000.
Lucette McDonald, a young colored
woman, was run over and killed by
the shifting engine in the Southern
fi eight yards at Charlotte at 11 o'clock
Saturday right. The dead woman was
drunk that night and it is presumed
that she as asleep on the track. She
had an unsavory reputation.
One hundred and four negroes, men
and wojaen, all fvom New York and
vicinity, returned to North Carolina on
one tndn Saturdiy, on the Seaboard
Air Line. They were so glad to get
back tnat most of them cried for Joy.
NORTH STATE CROPS.
Report on Conditions Given Out By
Very warm, dry weather prevailed
during the fore part of the week, with
maximum temperatures above 90 dv
grees and bright sunshine and crops
continued to suffer in nearly all sec
tions from the general deficiency in
moisture. Favorable local rains oc
curred from July 29th to AugU3t 1st,
which greatly revived vegetation. The
precipitation, however, was quite
irregularly distributed and was in
sufficient over most of the central and
western counties, hardly wetting the
soil to the depth of an inch or so. The
counties in which rain is still urgent
ly needed are chiefly: Bladen, Cumber
land, Granville, Union, McDowell,
Mecklenburg, and Henderson. Local
heavy and washing rains occurred at
Raleigh on the night of the 27th, at
Berlin, Ashe county 28th and at Yad
kinville and Pilot Mountain on the
31st. The temperature for the week
averaged about normal, but the last
few days were cloudy and cooler.
Crop3 have been generally laid by
clean and well cultivated, and in con
dition to respond rapidly to favorable
weather ,but all crops are still late
for the season.
The drought has undoubtedly in
jured the early corn crop consider
ably, especially on light, sandy land,
where the plants fired up to the ears;
the deficiency in moisture at this time
was not favorable for the maturing of
the ears; late corn looks green and
thrifty, and is very promising; some
fodder has been stripped from old
corn. Cotton is small and many cor
respondents report that it is bloom
ing to the top; it appears to bs fruit
ing well, however, and in the extreme
south portion of the State some bolls
are nearly full grown. Some shedding
of forms is reported, but less than
usual at this season; generally cotton
continues to do fairly well. Tobacco
has been all topped in northwestern
counties, where some splendid crops
are reported; many plants fired at the
bottom in northern section; curing is
being carried on rapidly under favor
able conditions. Field peas were some
what checked in growth by drought.
Sweet potatoes, peanuts and rice have
not suffeied much injury, but garden
vegetables have failed to make much
growth. Saving hay was accomplished
successfully during the week; some
little plowing for winter wheat has
been done. Iate apples appear to be
more promising in western counties
than heretofore reported.
Rains during the week: Hatteras,
0.7 Oinches; Weldon, 0.52; Newbern.
1.42; Lumberton, 1.24; Wilmington.
1.90; Raleigh, 3.16; Soapstone Mount,
1.25; Foster, 2.00; Saxon, 1.60; Greens
boro, 0.46; Asheville, 2.40; Charlotte,
0.10; Marion, 0.56; Settle, 1.78.
Raleigh, Special. At 8 o'clock Mon
day evening the State tax commission
made public its assessment of railway
properties and those of other common
carriers. The valuations are as fol
lows: Atlantic Coast Line, 947 miles,
$24,454,014, increase $10,475,574, valua
tion per miles $25,S00; Seaboard Air
Line 612 miles, valuation $12,500,000,
increase $3,787,272, valuation per mile
$20,420; Southern Railway, owned
lines 589, miles $14,735,250, increase
$7,770,015, valuation per mile. $25,
000; Southern Railway, leased lines,
690 miles, $11565,339, increase $2,
704,897 valuation per mile $16,757.
Miscellaneous railways, 994 miles,
$6,757,745, increase $2,647,331. Grand
total 3,834 miles $70,012,348, increase
$27,385,089. The North Carolina Rail
way is valued at $29,928 per mile, the
Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line at
$30,000, and the Norfolk and Western
at $60,000. The average valuation of
miscellaneous roads is $6,793 per mile
and of. all roads $18,259 per mile. Tele
graph companies are assessed at
$990,321; telephone, $508,205; express,
$402,109; Pullman cars, $179,071; re
frigerator companies, $157,082; street
railways, $1,395,750; water-works,
$374,000, electric light plants, $329,
430, steamboats, $204,000. The grand
total of all common carriers Is $74,
552,226. Tar Heel Top'cs.
The State Superintendent of Public
Instruction was informed that a lady
who had, for several yeara, been a
good teacher in a public school had
secured a husband and did not attend
a teacher's institute this year because,
as the writer said, "she was on a
bridle tour," it was contended by her
that this was a "providential hin
drance." The question was submitted
to the State Superintendent. He re
plied that he will have to leave it to
the judgment of the county superin
tendent to pass upon such a delicate
matter. He rather thought that the
county superintendent could afford to
excuse her on the ground that marry
ing was good work. However, it was
added that in the parable of the feast
the Master said that marriage was not
a providential hindrance. However, in
the latter case a man offered the ex
use of marrying the woman, while in
the one now before the authorities the
excuse that a woman was marrying a
husband might make a difference. The
State Superintendent added that he
thought his correspondent had unwit
tingly stumbled upon a great truth in
using the word "bridle" for "bridal.''
Accused of Murder.
A negro woman of bad repute was
run over by a shifting engine of the
Southern Railway at Charlotte on
Saturday night. Evidence has de
veloped to showthat she was mur
dered by a band of thieves who quar
relled with her earlier in the evening.
The coronor's jury will complete its
investigation and hold the guilty
parties for trial at the next term of
VIEWS ON LYNCHING
President Sends His Congratulations
to Governor Durbin
M UTTERANCE BY THE EXECUTIVE
fl. Rootevelt Holds That Lynching
For Any Crime is Subversive of All
Law and flust Be Suppressed.
Oyster Bay, Special. In a letter,
the publication of which was author
ized, President Roosevelt commends
Governor Durbin, of Indiana, for the
attitude he assumed recently respect
ing lynching. The President also em
braces the opportunity to express his
own views on lynching and mob vio
lence generally, pointing out that
mob violence i3 merely one form of
anarchy and that anarchy is the
forerunner of tyranny. The President
vigorously urges that the penalty for
that crime which most frequently in
duces a resort to lynching shall be
applied swiftly and surely, but by due
process of the courts, so that it may
be demonstrated "tat the law is ade
quate to deal with crime by freeing
it from every vestige of technicality
and delay." President Roosevelt's let
ter in full to Governor Durbin fol
lows: "Oyster Bay, August 6, 1903.
"Governor Durbin: Permit me to
thank you as an American citizen for
the admirable way in which you have
vindicated the majesty of the law by
your recent action in reference to
lynching. I feel, my dear sir, that you
have made all men your debtors who
believe as all of the far-seeing men
must, that the well-being, indeed, the
very existence of th.e republic, de
pends upon that spirit of orderly liber
ty under the law which is as incom
patible with mob violence as with any
form of despotism. Of course mob
violence is simply one form of an
archy, and anarchy is now, as it al
ways has been, the handmaiden and
forerunner of tyranny.
"I feel that you have not only re
flected honor upon the State which
for its good fortune has you as its
Chief Executive, but upon the whole
nation. It is incumbent upon every
man throughout this country not only
to hold up your hands in the course
you have been following, but to show
his realization that the matter i. one
of -vital concern to us all. .
"All thoughtful men must feel the
gravest alarm over the growth ofV
lynching in this country and especi
ally over the peculiarly hideous
forms so often taken by mob violence
when colored men are the victims,
on which occasions the mob seems ;
to lay most weight, not on the crime,
but on the color of the criminal. In a
certain proportion of these cases the
man lynched has been guilty of a
crime horrible beyond description, a
crime so horrible that as far as he
himself is concerned he has for
feited the right to any kind of sym
pathy whatsoever. The feeling of all
good citizens that such a hideous
crime shall not be hideously punish
ed by mob violence is due not in the
least to sympathy for the criminal,
but to a lively sense of the train of
dreadful consequences which follow
the course taken by the mob in exact
ing inhuman vengeance for an in
human wrong. In such cases, more
over, it is well to remember that the
criminal not merely sins against hu
manity in inexplicable and unpar
donable fashion, but sins particularly
against his own race, and does them
a wrong far greater than any white
man can possibly do to them. There
fore, in such cases the colored people
throughout the land should in every
possible way show their belief that
they, more than all others in the com'
munity, are horrified at the commis
sion of such a crime and are pe
culiarly concerned in taking every
possible measure to prevent its re
currence and to bring the criminal to
immediate justice. The slightest lack
of vigor either in denunciation of the
crime or in bringing the criminal to
justice is itself unpardonable.
"Moreover, every effort should be
made under the law to expedite the
proceedings of justice in the case of
such an awful crime. But it cannot
be necessary, in order to accomplish
this, to deprive any citizen of those
fundamental rights to be heard in his
own defense, which are so dear to us
all and which lie at the root of our
liberty. It certainly ought to be possi
ble by the proper administration of
the laws to secure swift vengeance
upon the criminal, and the best and
immediate efforts of all legislators,
judges and citizens should be ad
dressed to securing such reforms in
our legal procedure as to leave no
vestige of excuse for those misguided
men who undertake to reap venge
ance through violent methods.
"Men who have been guilty of a
crime like rape or murder should be
visited with swift and certain pun
ishment, and the just effort made by
the courts to protect them in their
rights should under no circumstances
be perverted into permitting any mere
technicality to avert or 'delay their
punishment. The substantial rights of
the prisoner to a fair trial of course
must be guaranteed, as you have so
justly insisted that they should be,
but, subject to this guarantee the
law must work swiftly and surely, and
all agents cf the law should realize
the wrong they do when they permit
justice to be delayed or thwarted for
technical or insufficient reasons. We
must show that the law is adequate
to deal with crimeby freeing it from
every vestige of technicality and de
lay. "But the fullest recognition of the
horror of the crime and the most com
plete lack of sympathy with the crimi
nal cannot, in the least diminish our
horror at the way in which it has be
come customary to avenge these
ci lines and at the consequences that
are already proceeding therefrom. It
is, of course, inevitable that where
vengeance is taken by-a mob it should
frequently light on innocent people,
and the wrong dene in each case to
the individual Is one for which there
is no remedy. But even where the
real criminal is reached the wrong
done by the mob to the community It
self is well-nigh as great. Especially
is this true where the lynching is ac
companied with torture. There are
certain hideous sights which once
s e tl ca n never be wholly erased from
the mental retina. The mere fact of
having seen them implies degradation.
This is a thousand fold stronger when,
instead of merely seeing the deed, the
man has participated in it. Whoever
I iv any part of our country has ever
teken part in lawlessly putting to
death a criminal by the dreadful tor
ture of fire, must forever after have
the awful spectacle of his own hand
wcrk seared Into his brain and soul.
He can never again be the same man.
This matter of lynching would be a
terrible thing even if it stopped with
the lynching of men gui'ty of the in
human and hideous crime of rape;
but as a matter of fact, lawlessness of
this type never does stop and never
can stop In sueh fashion. Every vio
lent man in the community is en
couraged by every case of lynching in
which the lynchers go unpunished to
himself take the law into his own
hands whenever it suits his own con
venience. In the same way the use of
toiture by the mob in certain cases is
sure to spread until it is applied more
ci less indiscriminately In other cases
The spirit of lawlessness grows with
what it feeds on, and when mobs with
impunity lynch criminals for one
cause, they are certain to begin t3
lynch real or alleged criminals for
other causes. In the recent cases of
lynching over three-fourths were not
for rape at all, - but for murder, at
tempted murder and even less heinous
offenses. Moreover, the history of
these recent cases shows the awful
fact that when the minds of men are
habituated to the use of torture by
lawless bodies to avengo crimes of a
peculiarly revolting description, other
lawless bodies will use force to ac
complish crimes of an ordinary type.
Surely no patriot can fail to see the
fearful brutalization and debasement
which the indulgence of such a spirit
and such practices inevitably portend.
Surely ail public men, all writers fo:
the daily press, all clergymen, all
teachers, all who in any way' have a
right to address the public should with
every energy unite to denounce such
crimes and to support those engaged
in putting them down. As a people
we claim the right to speak with pe
culiar emphasis for freedom and for
fair treatment of all men without re
gard to differences of race, fortune.
creed or color. We forfeit the right
to speak when we commit or condone
such crimes as these of which I speak.
"The nation, like the individual, can
not commit a crime with impunity. If
wc are guilty of lawlessness and brutal
violence, whether our guilt consist in
active participation therein, or in
mere connivance and encouragement,
we shall assuredly suffer later on be
cause cf what we have done. The corner-stone
of this republic, as of all
free governments, is respect for and
obedience of the law. Where we per
mit the law to be defied or evaded,
whether by rich man or poor man,
by black man or white, we are by just
so much weakening the bonds of our
civilization and increasing the chances
of its overthrow and of the substitu
tion therefor of a system in which
there shall be violent alternations of
anarchy and tyranny.
"Hon. WTinfield T. Durbin,
"Governor of Indiana,
Textile Strike Ended.
Philadelphia, Special. The textile
strike in this city, which was inau
gurated ten weeks ago, was Saturday
afternoon practically declared off, 20,
00 of the strikers through their exe
cutive board deciding to return to
work on Monday. It is estimated that
about 60,000 textile strikers are still on
rtrike and the determination of one
third of these to return to work, it is
believed will force the collapse of the
Col, ma Active.
Tuxapan, Mex., Special. The Coli
ma volcano continues in a violent
state of activity. The eruption Satur
day wras the most severe that has yet
been known. Great clouds of smoke
poured from the crater, but no ashes
fell. Eearthquake shocks extending
along the coast as far south as the
isthmus are reported. At some points
the shock was oscillatory, while at
others they were of a trepidatcry
character. No damages or casualties
The Inland Waterway.
Norfolk, Special. The inland water
way board, consisting of three army
engineers, Co!. C. J. Allen, of Wash
ington; Lieutenant Colonel Quinn, of
Savannah, and Captain E. E. Winslow,
of Norfolk, met here to consider re
ports received from Norfolk and other
Southern cities, upon the feasibility
and advisability of the construction
by the United States government of
an inland water way between Norfolk
and Beaufort, N. C. The board formu
lated a report to the chief engineer,
but nothing regarding the nature of
the report was made public.
i"VIIs Shut Down.
Boston, Special. Instructions have
been forwarded to the managers cf the
cotton mills of the China, Webster and
Pembroke Manufacturing Companies
at Suncock, N. H., to shut down three
corporations on Saturday next until
August 24th. The action was decided
upon because of the high cost of cot
ton and the unsatisfactory condition of
the market for print cloths, in the pro
duction of which all the Suncock mills
are engaged. The Pittsfield, N. H.,
Cotton Mill will shut down the rxme
day for several weeks.
In Cuba sixteen tons of cane yielded
one ton of syrup; in Peru it requires
only twelve and a half.
m ' " ' mill Mil mm i p , .
NEW POPE GOES IN
Pios Tenth Now Wears the Famous
THOUSANDS WITNESS CEREMONIES
Hultltudes Stood For Ten Hours on
Their Feet to Get a fJlirapse of th
Rome, By Cable. The ceremony of
the coronation of Pope Pius X took
place in the basilica of St. Peter's. In
the presence of the prince and high
dignitaries of the Church, diplomats
and Roman nobics. and with all the
solemnity and splendor associated with
this, the most magnificent rite in the
Roman Catholic Church. As Cardinal
Macchi, the dean of the cardinal dea
cons, placed the triple crown on tne
head of the venerable Pontiff, the throng
of 70,000 persons gathered within the
cathedral -burst into unrestrained ac
clamations, tho choir into a hymn of
triumph and the bells of Rome rang
out a joyful peal.
It is 57 years since the Romans and
Europe assisted at such a function, in
St. Peter's. The great basilica, popu
larly supposed never to have been quite
full, was overflowing. A bewildering
mixture of gold, red and silver was
erected in front of each altar. Contrary
to custom on these ceremonious occa
sions there were no galleries and the
basilica bore more of its normal aspect.
On the altar, which was dressed in
white, stood the famous silver gilt can
dlesticks and a magnificent crucifix. All
the available standing space within the
cathedral wa3 divided into sections by
wooden barriers, which, to a certain
extent, kept the vast crowd In order.
A thick fog overhung Rome in the
early hours, but the sun came out later
and it was unbearablely hot. At C a. m.,
the ringing of bells announced the im
minent opening of the church doors
and a commotion at once began among
the crowd. But ten minutes had to
elapse before the doors opened and
each seemed a century to the waiting
crowd which for hours .had been stand
ing before the closed portals. The po
lice and Italian soldiers had a difficult
task, tc maintain order. When the
doors were opened the rush in was ter
rific. Many who started from tho bot
tom of the steps outside were lifted off
their feet and carried into the cathe
dral. It was a great human torrent
let loose. The compactness of the
crowd proved to be the safety of those
who were caught in it. Women faint
ed in comparatively large numbers and
even men were overcome by the heat,
but no serious accidents were reported.
Fortunately, there were few children
present. After their entrance the peo
ple had further long hours of waiting
and it is computed that the majority
were on their feet together ten hours,
five before the ceremony and another
five while it lasted.
Those who had "received special invi
tationsncluding the high ecclesiastics
who were not participating in the pro
cession, the diplomats and the Roman
aristocracy, had a reserved entrance
through the sacristy of St. Peter's.
Prince Massino arrived accompanied by
his daughter-in-law. Princess Beatrice,
the daughter of Dbn Carlos, and they
were given prominent seats. Duks?
Robert of Parma was the only other
member of the royal family to attend.
Among the aristocracy there was a
great mixture of those Roman nobles
who remain faithful to the papacy and
those adhering, to the Quirinal. Sir
Thomas Esmonde, representing the
Irish parliamentary party, was re
ceived by two Knights of the Cape and
Sword, one F. McNutt, an American,
and conducted to the diplomatic en
closure. After the preliminary ceremonies,
which were grand beyond description,
the triple tiara was carried before the
new Pope with appropriate remarks in
latin. Cardinal Deacon Segna then
raised the Pontiff's mitre and Senior
Cardinal Deason Macchi placed on the
venerable white head the triple crown.
At this moment the church was filled
with the ringing of bells, the blowing
of silver trumpets, the triumphant
strains of the choir and the acclama
tions of the multitude, which no longer
could be repressed.
When comparative silence had been
restored, Cardinal Macchi addressed
the Pope in Latin as follows: "Receive
the tiara ornamented with three
crowns. Remember thou art the father
of Princes and Kings, the rector of the
world, the vicar on earth of our Sivior,
Jesus Christ, who is the honor and
glory of all centuries."
"Amen! Amen!" again burst forth
from tho concourse.
Pope Pius was quite overcome and
had scarcely strength left to impart
the apostolic benediction. Cardinals
Macchi and Sagna granted a plenary
indulgence to all present and the pro
cession then re-formed and left the
basilica in the same form as it came.
The Pope was visibly fatigued.
Strong as the Pope is physically, he
supported the ordeal of hi3 coronation
today perhaps with less fortitude than
did Leo XIII when he was crowned, al
though the latter was merely a shadow
of a man. This evening when the Pon
tiff received the Duke of Parma he
said to him: "Not counting the elec
tion, today was the most tremendous
experience of my life. I must find a
way to stop the noise in the Church.
It is an offense against religion."
Atlanta, Special. Representative C.
C. Houston, cf Fulton, was assaulted
in the street here Saturday by J. J.
Spalding, an Atlanta Li wye r, who
struck. Houston on the head twice with
a heavy cane before bystanders inter
feied. No seriou3 injury was inflicted.
The attack grew out of a charge of
lobbying made against Mr. Spalding
by' Representative Houston and fol
lowed a general investigation of
similar charges by a special legislative
live items of new& j
Many Matters of General Interest It
Down In Dixie.
Dewey, cashier of the Newborn. N.
C bank, who stole $131,000. is still at
large, $1,000 reward ia offered for his
The Jefferson Auditorium a: Char
loUesvlll. Va.. waa sobi by the
Hotopps to Mr. IL C. N. Lelberg.
The body of Helen Green. the Utile
girl who waa drowned at Winchester
Tuesday, waa found at night lodged in
the roots of pome trees. The funeral
was held Thursday.
At Tho National Capital.
General Miles says he is not a candi
date for Commander-in-Chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic.
It Is stated that President Roosevelt
suggested the general features of the
act providing a civil government for
The United States Kuropean Squad
ron haa been ordered to inll from Ua
bon for "some quiet Mediterranean
ports. preparatory to target practice
Of the 857.046 immigranta who ar
rived in the United States In the last
fiscal year only 115.2SI went to the
States west of the Mississippi river.
Congressman Lltauer issued a
statement In answer to Secretary of
War Root concernig the glove con
tract with the Government.
Senator Hanna declared tho Civic
Federation had within two year
brought about the settlement of over
At The North.
Charles Iake, a life guard, was
drowned at Atlantic City.
Frank Heine, a gypsy, killed his
wife and wounded her companion at
a park near Philadelphia.
Twelve people were killed and two
hundred seriously Injured by the col
lapse of a part of the grand stand, at
Stocks in Wall street broke badly.
United States Steel Corporation and
Virginia-Carolina Chemical be-ins
among those that fell farthest.
A recently imported elephant be
longing to Frank C. Rostock ran
amuck at Coney Island and two men
were badly hurt
Eighty stocks made new low marks
on the exchange and the failures of
Sharp & Bryan and Hurlburt. Hatch
& Co., of New York, were announced.
Bar Harbor is believed to be the ob
jective point cf the attacking fleet In
the "war game."
Mrs. Grace Snell Coffln-Walker-Layman,
of Chicago, is said to be pe
titioning for her fifth divorce.
An explosion during a storm In the
World's Fair buildings in St. Louis
killed and injured a large numlcr of
William Hamilton, a white farmer,
was lynched at Asotin, Wash., for the
brutal murder of 13-year-old Mabel
From Across The Sen.
The Humberts, celebrated swindlers,
were arraigned for trial at Paris
Viceroy Curzon. of India, announced
to the Council that he would aceept the
position a second time, but would take
a vacation to England In 1901.
Incendiaries are reported to be firing
the oil wells at Baku. Russia, and
strikes are epidemic in Southern Rus
sia. A non-commissioned officer of the
German Army was convicted of bru
tality to -soldiers and sentenced to im
prisonment. Refugees made homeless by the
Soufrlere Volcano In St. Vincent are
reported to be sick and starting.
Charles M. Schwab resigned as
president of the United States Steel
Corporation and William E. Corey was
elected to succeed him.
Col. W. J. Bryan denounced ex
President Cleveland as a "bunkc
steercr" at Urbana. Ohio, where he had
a conference with Mayor Tom L.
Pope Pius X. received a body of
American pilgrims before those of any
Lieut. Gen. Nelson A. Miles, com
manding the army, was placed on the
retired list last Saturday.
Representative Rhea, of Kentucky,
proposes that each State he free to
deal with the race problem without
Interference by Congress.
Col. Henry Lippinot will not be
promoted to the grade of brigadier
general in the army. President Roose
velt has directed that his name he
The titock of the Evansville and
Terre Haute Railway waa transferred
to Rock Island interests.
"Phil" May, well-known humorous
artist, dted In London.
Whitaker Wright, the promoter.
wa3 released on $250,000 bail in Lon
don. Andrew Carnegie announces that he
will donate $2,500,000 to Dunfermline,
Scotland, his birthplace.
Cardinal Oreglia was reappointed
cameilengo. and It is believed Cardi
nal Agliardl will be chosen Papal
Secretary of State.
Bryan In a Wreck.
St. Louis. Special. Wm. J. Bryan
was severely shaken up, but escaped
Injury in a small wreck on the South
ern Railway, near Mount Vernon, 111.,
Sunday. While -running at full speed
the train ran into an open switch and
was delayed several hours. Beyond
bruises no one was injured. Mr. Bry
an arrived here from Ixmisville, Ky
&nd continued his Journey to Syca
a TERRIBLE WRECK
Two Circts Trains. Crasb Tofct&cr
Willi rrifblfsl Force
OYER A SC0IE tllilD Cl'UlGBT
Engineer of 5:conJ Section IVwad
Mis Drake Wewld Not Work aJ
Lost Control of III Train.
Durand. Mich-. Fpx!al. Two auc
tions of Wallaces cirru train wtr
reck J Frliay morning. Sren cf tbo
dead are la tL crgu unidentified.
Oter twenty are mora or U TUnly
la;ured. Cooner Farrril tmpaacllrd a
;ury. which viewed tte rtmaJsa anJ
a:!ourned until AucuM II. hra lb
iniueft will b htld. ravine
Jiru McCarthy. traieuaattrr.
Granl Tiunk it'll U:en Pott llur
ca and Rattle Crn-k, A. V. Larsr.
tpetial cKcfr Grati Tun. lUUle
Crtk; John Purcell. of Peru, led.,
Ikmji canvaastnan; li!r laroa. cf
CambridRe. O. i!rh im tram drlier;
G. Thomas. rrflIenie unknown, mem
ber of itake and chain ga&c: Harry
St. Clair. rel!cBc unknown. rr'cl
leal man; John Iary. of SprlntSrld.
III., boa of ring etutk; Andrrw'liow-
latid. of New York S:ate. ranvajuman;
Fiank Thorp, of Dunder. M.cb.. train
maner of cirrus train; KoUrt Rice,
refidnce unknown, i.arnciui taak-v;
George Smith. rsU-not? unknown,
blacksmith; Jam Tcffclroire. of
Oiimt. Iowa; Charles Sanda. of IVru.
Ind.. driver; Joe WiLsou. of l'lttal ji ;
W. J. MrC.y. c,f ColumUus. O.. taa
v a sun an w.th tidr show; Kiwarl
York, of Trra llautr. In J.; unWaon
n an. drivr of band wifoa; unkaun
man. Lome sal J to be Id Jiana;xha.
Mdtr in ctrcus ra-s; unknown man,
home salt to t- In Lniaville. fuur
horse drirr; unknown man. four
horse driwr; unknown man. nutTM-at-cd
to death. Two unMcntinvl men
are deal at the hospital.
James S. Foley, of Detroit, upecial
cfiicer of th Grand Trunk, was ert.
ously Injurel and J. J. Meadow i. of
Andorson. S. C. was alo am' ok the
The circus travels In two trains of
alom 25 cars each. After Thursday
night's exhibition at Charlotte, tha
two trains left for L;-r over tha
Grand Trunk road, the econJ auction
leaving a half hour after the flrvt. It
was 3:43 o'clock when the flrat aectJon
pulled into the west end cf the Grand
Trunk yards here. A red light was
hung on the rear ear to utop t sec
ond aection. Engineer Irolt. of Bat
tle Creek, who was running the en
gine of the rear train, says he saw thlj
light and applied the air brake.
eays it refused to work. He reversed
his engine, but the momentum of the
heavy train behind waa too great and
with a era?h that aroused all of the
town near the yards, the two train
met. Three ears of the stationary first
section were telescoped an! the engine
and five cars of the moving train
Mere demolished. The rear ear t4 tb
first section was a rabooee. la which
the trainmen were bleeping, and the
r.ext two were filled with sleeping elr
cua employes. The greatest ioka of
life was in the calooie. One of th
wrecked cars of the second aectJon was
occupied by five elephants and several
camels. One of the eUphanta and two
of the camels were killed outrljcht.
while the other animals and their
trainer escaped. With the exception
of this car. none of the menagerie was
wrecked, the other demolished era
containing canvass or wagona. and
there wan comparatively little eicite
raent among the wild animals. As
s'xm as they recovered from the flrat
shock the trainers rushed among the
cages quieting the few bea&:s that
were excited. The elephanta In th
wrecked car behaved with aurprlflng
calmness and were led out of the
wreck without trouble. The e-seapinjr.
fcteam and screams and crlMi of thoss
pinned In the wreck made a horrifying
spectacle In the gray ef the early
r.crnlng. when the trainmen in the
yards and the aroused townspeople
first reached the scene. Many feared
at first that acme of the menagerie
had v-r raped, as some of the anima.
could be heard crying. The fire whis
tle waa sounded aril the whole town
mas aroused. The rescut-ra could see"
unfortunatea through the tangled
wreckage and went furiously to work
without waiting for tocls to extricate
them. A wrecking crew is kept In the
yards here, and It was on the sene In
a very few minutes, bringing tools and ,
equipment in plenty.
Cenrral Hilr Retired.
r.'ashinjrton. Fpe-eial. Lieutenant
General Nelson A. Miles, roraman3lng
the army, retired from active service
at noon Saturday, having reached the
age limit of 64 years. The following
order waa prepared and issued:
Waehington. August 7. 103.
"The retirement from active service
by the President. August . lSKtt. of
Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles.
Uc ited S?ates Army, by operation of
law. under the provisions of the act
of CongTes approved Jcne JO. 1882. Is
announced. Lieutenant General Miles
will proceed to his home. The travel
ccjclned is necessary fcr the public
"By order of Secretary of War.
"H. C. CORBIN.
-Adjutant General. Major General,
U. S. A.
Pekin. Special. Edward T. Wil
liams, the Cninese secretary of the
United States legation. Las tade an
extensive Investigation Into the execu
tion of Cbien hen. the Journalist who
was pet to death by orders cf the Em
press Dowager. Jnly 31. and has hand
ed Minister Conger a detailed report
proving that the executioners, after
beating Chlen for three or four hoars,
despaired of being able to fulfill the
.Empress DowagerVr orders and yield
ing to Shen's pleadings to end his mis
ery, strangled him with their bands.