RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17. 1903
S Newsy Items Gleaned
m Murphy to flanteo.
These figures represent prices pair
Good middling 131,
Strict middling 13
Stains and tinges 11 to 12
Onions $ CO
Chickens spring 12i
Hens per head 25
Corn . .
Wheat feed 1
Skins calf 40
Hides dry salt 10
Tallow uniendered 2
turned last week from their trip of In
spection over the Spartanburg & Ashe
ville, and the Georgia & Soutfi Caro
lina. Extension Hallway. They went
over all the parts of both roads which
are In North Carolina, and observed
my closely their physical condition.
Their purpose was to ascertain tho
causes of accidents. They will In a few
days prepare a very complete report
which they will submit to Governor
Aycock. They find that the Southern
Hallway is doing a very sensible thing
on the Asheville & Spartanburg road
In building what is known as "run
away tracks" on the Saluda grade, at
the two points where tho fatal acci
dents havo occurred because of runa
way trains (loan that very steep in
line. Each of these tracks will be 2,
000 yards In length, and they will give
nn up-grade of 25 or 30 feet. Each will
have an open switch, at which will be
a switchman, and the latter will be sig
naled by trains to close the switch so
the train can take the main line. If
the train Is "wild" It will, of course,
take the switch and thus save Itself
by running up the steep incline. It Is
the opinion of the commissioners that
this is the best plan, and that It will
obviate the danger. The rail on this
road Is heavy, being 80 pounds to the
yard. It appears that there have been
About a dozen accidents, of which, the
two which occurred quite recently are
the worst in character, once causing
several deaths. The commissioners find
that there are many trestles on the
Georgia & South Carolina Extension,
In fact a very great number of these,
The track and roadbed are found to be
In fairly good condition, and Improve
ments are progressing on these as well
as on the trestles. As yet the work of
fl'llng-in the trestles has not begun. On
the part of this road In North Caro
lina there has been only one accident
of any moment, and in this there was
no loss of life. This accident was due
to the breaking In of a bridge, near
Cleveland. The commissioners were
dosely questioned, these being Super
intendent of I3ridge3 Lunn, Division
Superintendent Hamseur, and Henry
W. Miller, secretary to Vice President
The State charters the Waynesvllle
Furniture Company, capital stock $20,
000, the stockholders being Alden How
ell and Willilam H. Cole, of Waynes
vllle, Gay Green, of Asheville, and W.
E. Land is, of Marion. Another charter
Ij granted The Evening News Publish
ing Company, of Asheville, capital
stock $15,000, in ten-dollar shares; the
stockholders being George L. Hackney,
W. A. Hllderbrand, T. F. Davidson and
The State Superintendent of Public
Instruction Is Informed that since his
recent visit to Ormondsville, Greene
county, three public school districts
havo been consolidated Into one and
will have a successful central school at
Ormondsville, which later will be aid
ed by local taxation. Two other dis
tricts in that county have also been
Governor Aycock has appointed
William Henry Bagley, of Raleigh, a
director of the Atlantic & North Caro
lina Railway, to succeed Thomas
Dewey, of Newbern, who resigned.
A charter has been granted the Lam
bcrt-Murray Company, of Asheville,
with $10,000 paid-up capital and leave
to increase to $50,000. The company
will manufacture lumber and deal in
timber lands, etc. The chief stock
holders are George H. Lambert, of
Asheville. and E. T. Murray, of Hen
Negroes Asked Entertainment
Wilmington, Special. Two well
dressed and apparently intelligent ne
gro men who came down this week on
the Southern Railway excursion from
Mount Airy. Greensboro and other
points, walked up to the desk at the
Bonitz Hotel night before last and told
the clerk they wanted a light lunch
and lodging. Froprietor J. H. W
Bonitz heard the request and ap
proaching the desk ordered the ne
groes to leave. One of them wanted
to argue the point on the plea of be
ing a public hotel, etc., but the threat
ening demeancr of the proprietor caus
d them to beat a hasty retreat
through the front door, by which they
Statesville, Special. Wllford Rose
loro was hanged here Thursday, for
killing Mrs. Beaver. He was put on
the scaffold at 12: 0C o'clock and as he
did not want to make an public state
ment Sheriff Summers threw the trap
at 12:08 o'clock. He dropped six feet
and four inches. His neck was broken
and his pulse ceased to beat in six
minutes and the physicians pronounced
him dead in 13 minutes. The crime for
which he paid the death penalty was
one of the most brutal in the history
of thlg section.
NORTH CAROLINA CROPS
tho Past Week's Record as Reported
From the Department.
The temperature during the week
ending Monday, September 7th. was
much lower than during the preceding
one, but although the weather was
cool, especially In the western section
where low night temperatures were
recorded, the mean for the week was
nearly 2 degrees daily above normal
over the central portion of the State;
at some places the maximum Just
reached 90 degrees on one or two
dates. The rainfall of the last two
days of August and on the 1st and 2nd
of September was generally beneficial,
but there are many counties in the
centbl district where the rainfall was vestlgatlon Is George W. Beavers, for
InsufUclent, and croo! would be bene- merly chief of the division of salary
ntted by more precipitation. Severe
local wind and hail storms occurred
Saturday night (Aug. 29th) in Person,
Granville, Iredell and Jackson coun-
ties with considerable Injury to crops,
especially tobacco. Generally the week
was fine for maturing crops, and for
all kinds of farm work, except that
fall plowing in the west did not ad
vance very rapidly.
Corn is gent-sUy good, except that
ate corn needs ruin badly hi the cen-
nal portion of iav ..'. it; in the ex
treme western mountainous counties
corn is still gic-en and with good color.
and fodder pulling will soon begin;
arge amounts of fodder were saved in
the cast, where this work is nearly
finished. Cotton seems to be in veri
good condition and some correspon
dents report splendid crops; there are
many complaints of rust, which be
ginning at the tap of the plant is caus-
ng shedding, but the number of such
reports Is not excessive as compared
with preceding years. There is every
prospect of a good top crop with fa
vorable weather during the fall. Cot
ton is opening everywhere, and pick-
ng is already making good progress;
the gins hiive also started work. To
bacco is reported really good in only
a few counties, elsewhere, though cur
ing well, the quality is somewhat in
ferior; cutting and curing is approach
ing completion in a majority of coun-
'ies. All minor crop?, continue to do
well including peas, peanuts, sweet po
tatoes and rice; rice is ripening;
turnips have improved; fall Irish po
tatoes have not come up to good
fctands. Making sorghum syrup has
commenced. Large crops of meadow
and pea-vine hay have been made this
week. Some fall oats were sown.
Winter apples are still dropping con
siderably. Scuppernong grapes are
Salisbury's Labor Day.
Salisbury, Special. It is conserva
tively estimated that there were 12,000
people in the crowd gathered on the
streets adjoining the public square to
Bee the Labor Day parade Monday
morning. On the streets were solid
masses, which the marshals parted
with great difficulty, and the upper
windows of all the buildings along the
line of the parade and to a large ex
tent even the roofs were filled with
sight-seers. The most sanguine expec
tations were far exceeded, and it is safe
to say that such a crowd was never be
fore seen In Salisbury. Charlotte, Con
cord, Statesville, Lexington and other
towns were largely represented. It was
a very well-behaved crowd. One acci
dent, and that a serious one, occurred
during the parade, Raymond, the 11-
year-old son of Capt. J. C. McCanless,
being knocked down and trodden upon
twice by a horse on which one of the
marshals was mounted. The horse shied
suddenly towards the line of specta
tors, striking the boy with one of his
raised forefeet and no blame is attach
ed to his rider. Young McCanless' in
juries are internal, and it is feared that
they may prove serious.
There were 1,500 men in line in the
parade, marching in shirt, belt and
trousers. Ninetees floats, all in good
taste and most of them elaborately
gotten: up, added greatly to the gen-
eraleffect of the parade, making it a
very fine spectacule as it wound its
rreat length in and out among the prin
cipal streets. Following are the local
unions and their floats: Central Labor
Union, banner displayed on a carriage;
Brotherhood of Railway Carmen, pre-
cceded by a freight car, with minature
car at their rear; Retail Clerks Asso
ciation. with decorated carriage, in
which were seated Senators Lee S.
Overman and Congressman Theo. F.
Kluttz; Amalgamated Sheet Metal
Workers, Typographical Union and
United Brotherhood of Caprenters and
Joiners, all three with well-designed
floats symbolical of their respective
trades; International Association oi
Machinists, with representation of a
machine shop, including a vertical en
gine, with steam up and whistle blow
ing; Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, with
representation of a blacksmith shop;
Textile Workers Union, and Brother
hood of Railway Clerks, with floats;
Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Ship
builders, with representation of a
boiler in process of construction; a
float representing Spencer, being a log
cabin, with negroes sitting in front
and bearing the legends: "We lived
there once, but we don't now," and
"Population 1869, 4; 1904. 3,000; anoth
er float from Spencer filled with fair
young girls; floats representing the
Salisbury Cigar Manufacturing Compa
ny, G. W. Wright, W. B. Summersett,
McNeely and Holmes and S. L. Swice
good. Labor Days Elsewhere.
Asheville. Special. The observance
of Labor Day was almost universal.
Several thousand people assembled at
Riverside Park, where speeches were
made by Alf -S. Barnard and Prof. J.
J. Britt. The exercises were under the
auspices, of the Central Labor Union.
There were scores of arrests. There
was a severe fight at a negro baseball
game, balls, bats and razors playing a
conspicuous part, while under the in
fluence of whiskey Dock Guyee fell into
a mortar, bed and was almost drowned.
A Promiaeot Mao Now Inrolved in
SPECULATION AS TO OTHERS.
The Desire of the Paesldent la To
Probe the Whole Thin To the
Bottom, and See W ho Is Guilty.
Washlneton. Special. One of the
persons Indicted by the Federal grand
jury fn connection with the postal in-
and allowances. It is understood that
the charge of conspiracy. Another of
lne indictments is against August W.
Mar-hn nn tipw sPt of facts, in vol v-
Ing him with Beavers. The charge is
While the officials refuse to disclose
the names of the four remaining per
sons who were indicted, it is said that
none of them is or has been connected
with the Postoffice Department, and
that ono is a man of some prominence
It was stated at the city hall that the
climax of the investigation is to come
shortly, when a person not connected
with the Department, but a man as
well known as the Postmaster General
himself undoubtedly will be indicted
for complicity in the postoffice frauds.
The grand jury began -hearing tns
evidence in this particular case Wed
nesday, and it is stated that when a
report is made it will in all probabili
ty conclude the investigation in Wash
The Postoffice Charges.
Washington, Special. By direction
of President Roosevelt, a thorough in
vestigation has been made into the
charges preferred by Seymour W. Tul-
loch against the management of af
fairs of the Washington, D. C. post-
office. This investigation has been
made by Charles J. Bonaparte and
Holmes Conrad, special counsel 01
the government in the prosecution of
the Postofflces fraud cases, and it is
Independent of and entirely supple-
mentary to the report made by!
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General;
Bristow on the charges preferred by
Mr. Tulloch. Mr. Bristow's report,
Mr. Conrad said, was simply a collec
tion of the facts in the case as re
ported by postoffice inspectors, and
contained no opinions as to the
merits of the charges. The investiga
tion made by Messrs. Bonaparte and
Conrad will go into the merits of the
charges, and will express an opinion
ac to whether or not the accused per
sons are vindicated or are guilty of
the offenses charged against them.
The conclusions drawn from their
inquiry will be embodied in a report
which will be submitted to the At
torney General the latter part of this
week. No prosecutions will follow
from any conclusions the report may
draw, as the offenses, if any have
been commltteed, are barred by the
statute of limitations.
The President, says Mr. Conrad,
was very anxious that the whole mat
ter should be gone over very care
fully so that if persons named in the
charges of Mr. Tulloch were not
guilty they should be vindicated, and
if they were that this fact might go
on record. Their duty had been to
act in the capacity of a master in
chancery and report on the facts as
they found them. It was not a party
affair with the President, Mr. Conrad
declared, but an honest desire to get
at the facts in the case, both Demo
crats and Republicans being involved
in the charges.
The Elks' Hem?.
Baltimore, Special. Joseph T. Fan
ning, grand exalted ruler of the Benev
olent and Protective Order of Elks,
said that he had appointed as gov
ernors of the Elks National Heme, at
Bedford, Va., Mead D. Detwieler, of
Harrisburg, Pa., to serve- the three
year term, and Thomas F. McNulty, of
Baltimore, to fill the two-year term
The third governor, who will serve one
year, has not been selected.
Three Thousand at Lakevlew.
Lakeview, Special. The Labor Day
celebration and good roads congress
held here were attended by at least 3,-
000 people, and was a complete sue
cess. Excursion trains from Sanford,
Raleigh, Southern Pines, Carthage,
Aberdeen, and Jackson Springs brought
large crowds of people, and were wel
corned by the Southern Pines band, and
Capt. Clarke, it being the first one on
the grounds. At 12 o'clock the special
train brought Leven's splendid band,
and the Sanford Light Infantry, and
Immediately the large concourse of peo
ple assembled in the large grove on tne
lake, where the speaKing was neio.
Youth Shoots a Man.
Spartanburg, S. C, Special. Miller
. 1 ii,
McKinney, a memuer ui luc mm u
Sloan & McKinney, mercnants at luc
arau Mills, was shot and killed Wed
I ' . - 1 x l,w,T, Kt
cesday afternoon about 3 o'clock by
Harry Bean, son of Magistrate j. ai.
Dean, of Duncan's. The tragedy is a
most deplorable one, and the promi
nence of the families of both deceased
and his slayer makes it the more re
grettable. From what can be gleaned
of the happening. U appears inai a utui
of $2.50 due McKinney by Dean caused
I the killing.
SENATOR SIMMONS' FATCER KILLED
A red and Respected Citixan Murder,
ed on His Own Premises.
Newbern, N. C, SpeciaL Jonas
county Sunday was the scene of ex
citement from one end to the other,
over the murder of Furniforl O. Sim
mons, father of United States Sena
tor F. M. Simmons, who was brutally
shot and clubbed to death Saturday
afternoon by a negro whose name is
said to be Daniels.
Mr. Simmons, who lived about eight
miles from Pollocksville, Jones coun
ty, went there to sell his cotton, and
&s be did not return Saturday night
his family became uxeasy as to his
whereabouts, as it was known that he
had a good sum of money on his per
son. His grandson, Jas. H. Simmons,
who is a merchant of this place, was
notified Saturday night that his grand
father was missing, and he left im
mediately to help in the search. Sena
tor Simmons was also notified, and
he arrived here Sunday and was Im
mediately driven out to his old home
stead, and when he reached there he
found that the body of his aged
father had been found down on the
banks of Trent river, about one mile
from his home, with three gun shot
wounds in the body, and a club
wound on his head.
A report reaches here that the man
who committed the crime wa3 caught
near Pollocksville, about 2 o'clock
Sunday afternoon, and there were ev
ery indication that the citizens were
very much wrought up over the mat
ter. Mr. Simmons, the murdered man,
was a quiet, peaceful old gentleman,
and the affair has cast a gloom over
this entire city, where he wa3 well
and favorably known. Mr. Simmons
was 76 years of age.
Warren TJfer, a bank manager, fell
dead in a restaurant in New York as
he raised his glass to drink a toast to
The men on the United States war
ships at Beirut, Syra, are under arms
and ready to land at a signal from the
Servian officers under arrest issued a
proclamation denouncing the regicides
and refusing to serve in the army with
A storem tore away the -war ballons
and made wireless telegraphy impos
sible, thus interfering with the Ger
man army maneuvers at Halle, Prus
sia. The Prussian Cabinet has decided to
propose the construction of a great
canal to connect the Rhine, Weser and
The Russian Minister at Pekln pro
posed the postponement of the evacuar
tlon of the Kirin and Amur districts of
Manchuria, set for October 8.
At a meeting of the British Associa
tion for the Advancement of Science
Sir Norman Lockyer advocated spend
ing as much for state aid to higher
education as for the national navy.
Judge Edmund C. Minor, of Rich
mond, died at Norwich, Conn.
Dr. J. J. Taylor, of Norfolk, has ac
cepted the presidency of Georgetown
The Langley airship was again dis
abled by the breaking of a propeller.
West Virginia editors are in conven
tion in Charleston.
Pedro Alvarado, of the State of Chi
huahua, is dead. Not many years ago
he was a peon, toiling for thirty cents
a day. He discovered the Palmillo sil
ver mine. It made him a Mexican
Croesus. He gave away vast sums to
the poor, built churches, offered to pay
off the national debt. Now his wealth
passes to his widow. A "Sun" corres
pondent writes: "Of the $70,000,000
worth of ore which Alvarado took out
of the mine since its discovery ,it is
said that there is more than $60,000,-
000 worth in silver bars locked in a
steel eage at the residence of Its late
owner. This case is guarded day and
night by a strong force of armed
The telegraph system in Uganda now
extends to Batiaba, on the shore of the
Albert Nyanza. The trunk line from
Mombasa, with its branches, is over
1,034 miles in length and the charge
over the whole distance Is 2d a word,
with a minimum of Is 4d for a message
of eight words. There is also a system
of telephones along the whole distance,
which may be used at Is 4d per conver
sation. The poles on which tho wires
are fixed are living trees.
Martin j. Manon, a seaman rrom the
Franklin, was drowned at a Norfolk
In the gun trials conducted by the
Chilean naval commission, Vlcker3
Sons & Maxim (Limited) have estab
lished a record in power for their
7 1-2-inch naval or coast-defence guns.
One cf these guns made for the new
Chilean battle works developed, with
its 200-pound projectile, a muzzle
velocity cf 3,003 feet per second under
normal conditions of pressure, show
ing a muzzle energy of over 12,500
foot tons. In other words these guns,
using capped shot cf the Vickers pat
tern, can perforate the latest typa cf
6-inch armor at a range of between
three and four miles.
Robbers Took Possession.
Sicux Falls, S. D., Special. Valley
Springs, was Saturday morning the
scene of the operations of a regular
Jesse James band of robbers. Resir
dents of the town were aroused by a
number of explosions, and when they
appeared on the street to ascertain the
cause, discovered that the town was
picketed by seven or eight armed men,
who drove them from the streets. The
bank was the object of the desperadoes
who blew open the safe and secured
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LIVE ITEMS OF NEWS.
Many Mftters of Oeneral Interest la
Down In D.'xle.
Hon. H. A. Gudaer. the minister to
Panama, asks a change to Antwerp.
Got. John W. C. Beckham, of Ken
tucky, opened his campaign for re
election at Winchester, that State.
The Asheville. N. C. Gazette, the
leading Republican daily of the South.
has been sold and publication suspend
"Silver Creek" Sam Pearson, a well
known character of THirke county. N.
C- was shot and killed in a bar room
it Morganton on Tuesday.
Ex-Gov. William C. bates, of Alaba
ma, says the people of that State fear
Secretary Shaw's extension of privi
leges to banks gives those institutions
too much power.
At The National Capital.
Correspondence between Secretary
Hitchcock and Philip C. Garrett, presi
dent of ths Indian Rights Association,
jencerning alleged frauds on Indians is
The agitation for a general staff for
the navy is to be revived when Con
At The North.
President Roosevelt returned to
Sagamore Hill Tuesday after making
his labor day speech.
It is expected that Seth Low, fus
lonist, and George B. McClellan, Dem
ocrat, will be the opposing nominees
In the coming New York Mayoralty
"Big Joe" Grimes, who is said to
have weighed 754 pounds, I3 dead at
It is rumored that the life of Gov.
J. H. Peabody, of Colorado, has been
anonymously threatened because he
ordered troops to Cripple Creek.
lne Chicago Chronicle urged the
nomination of Grover Cleveland for
the Presidency by the Democrats.
The International Congress of
Actuaries in New York chose Berlin
for the place of meeting in 1906 and
A Baltimore and Ohio nasseneer
'.rain broke the world's long-distance
tpeed record, running from Chicago
Junction, Ohio, to Garrett, Ind., 123
miles, in 125 minutes.
Prom Across The Sea.
The situation in the Balkins is fast
approaching open war between Turkey
The British Government appointed
a. commission to Inquire into the
statements that the English people, ar
i whole, are deteriorating physically.
Lionel Carden. British Minister to
Cuba, warns English manufacturers
that they are in danger of losing Cu
tan trade to the Americans.
Theodore W. Myers. ex-Comptroller
Df New York city, was quoted in Paris
as saying that Richard Croker desires
the nomination of Senator A. P. Gor
man for the Presidency by the Demo
crats. Dr. Ladislaus de Lukacs declined the
Invitation of Emperor Francis Joseph
lo form a Hungarian Cabinet.
The Chinese authorities agreed to
the trial of the reformers on the news
paper Supao by the mixed court.
Bishop Hendrlck, of Cebu, P. I., who
will leave Rome today, expressed his
satisfaction at his reception by the
Pope and confirmed Mgr. Pablo Sing
zon ,a Philippine priest, as Vicar
General of the Diocese of Cebu.
Pope Pius X represented to Emperor
Francis Joseph the advisability of an
agreement among the powers to end
the massacres in Macedonia.
Lawlessness, according to the latest
advices, prevails at Beirut, Syria, and
the lives of foreigners are considered
The Bank of England's reserve Is be
ing drained to supply foreign demands
It is expected that an official investi
gation will be made of charges against
the Italian navy.
Yellow fever is raging at Linares,
Francis M. Bengue. wno sent a
number of annoying letters to Secre
tary of State John Hay, was arrested
In New York.
The secretary's report of the New
Orleans Cotton Exchange gives figures
encouraging to the South, both as to
raising and manufacturing of cotton.
It was reported that plans for build
ing operations aggregating $180,000,000
would be abandoned until the condition
of labor was more stable.
Senator J. Frank Allee, of Delaware,
in an interview. Justified bis request
for the removal of Postmistress Todd
at Greenwood, Del., by saying she had
een recommended by a factional op
ponent. The monument on Lake George com
memorating the battle there September
8 1755, will be unveiled tomorrow.
Gov. W. H. Hunt, of Porta Rico, Is
spoken of as the Republican candidate
A cow caused the wrecking cf a pas
senger train in Ohio.
Three men were Injured in a freight
wreck on the Pennsylvania roilroad,
near Altoona, Pa.
In a race riot at Bridgevllle, Bel., a
white man was stabbed and several ne
Three girls were drowned in a pond
near Albany, N. Y.. In sight of more
than 100 friends, who were unable to
Commander Robert E. Peary has
teen granted permission by the Presi
dent to make another attempt to find
the North Pole, sailing April 1 next.
The Government has refused to ad
mit a consignment of white wine from
Bordeaux, France, because analysis
showed the presence of salicylic acid.
A State Department official practi
cally admits that hope of the Colum
bian Congress ratify Iny iJa canaj
treaty la abandoned.
EXPRESS AGE.NT SHOT.
Trnitdy of a Man Svppaed to Dt
Cra iv at Jacksonville.
Jacksonville. Special. J. C Stark
Lot aaj fatally wounded Jobs F. An
gel Thursday aftercocn in tha o of
the Soathrrn ExpttM Company, la
this city, uhlle the latter was protect
ing the life of his slater, the wife of
the man who firrd the shot.
Stark had tx-tn In Jacksonville sev
eral days and TburiJay morning wired
for his wife to join him. She oaraa at
about ncn and at 1 o'clock they rati
In the office of the cxpresa company,
where her brothe.- was employed. The
wife suspected that her husband
meant to do her bodily injury when
he endeavored to gA her to go to
his hotel. She desired to remain near
her brother and declined to go.
"I have brought you here to till
you." Stark said. Quick as a Cash his
wife seized him. as he was endeavoring
to draw a pistol. She pinioned Lis
arms and her cries brought her broth
er. The pietol was then taken from
Stark before it was drawn. Words
between the two men followed an J
blows were cxchai ged. Stark went
to a pawn shop, where he procured an.
other pistol and returned. He entercj
the off.ee and walked to the cage
where Angel was at work with his
back turned. Resting the pistol in one
cf the small stec-l holes of the cage hs
fired, the ball striking Ansel In the
back of the head and lodging near
the brain. Angel fell. Siark looked
about him and started to leave, when
a brother of Angel appeared and
seized him. The brother made an ef
fort to kill Stark with a knife, but oth
ers interfered and the police placed
Stark under arrest. Angel is at St.
Luke's Hospital. No hopes are enter
tained for his recovery.
The defense that Stark's lawyers
will make is that he was Insane, a
theory which is generally accepted by
these who know fclm anJ who have
been1 with him during the paat few
Stark was formerly auditor of the
Jacksonville, Tampa & Key Weat road.
Angel was cashier of the Southern
Annual Pension Report.
Washington, Special. The annual
report of Commissioner Ware places
the number of pensioners now on the
rolls at 09fi,454, of which 729.336 aro
soldiers, and 2G7.1&9 are widow an J
dependents. Mr. Ware announces that
it is not probable that the. pension roll
will again cross the million line, the
highwater mark having been reached
a year ago. The roll shows a net loos
of 2,901 pensioners during the year.
Out of a total of 301.S09 applications
on hand iluring the year, 130.109 were
admitted, and 113,794 rejected. Tho
average annual value of each pension
is now $133. The annual value of the
Spanish war pension roll has reached
?1,7C5.310. The total paymtnts In
pensions for all wars is $3,038,623,
C90; on account of the civil war. $2.
862,240,400. The cost of the pension
system per capita of population for
1905 is given as $1.75. The system,
according to Commissioner Ware, was
about the greatest as a burden to the
people of the United States In 1S93,
since which time it has shrunk from
$2.24 to $1.32 per $1,000 of taxable
wealth, and in ten years, he says, the
burden will cease to bo noticed.
flfss Roosevelt in Submarine IJoat.
Newport, R. I., Special. Miss Alice
Roosevelt, daughter of the President,
went down in the submarine boat Moc
casin. The boat did not leave her
dock at the Torpedo station. Miss
Roosevelt enetered the boat with Capt.
Fletcher, of the station. The crew then
closed the hatches and water ballast
was taken in until the vessel settled
to the bottom. After being submerged
for a few minutes, that the novelty of
the situation might be appreciated, she
rose to the surface and disembarked.
The water was fpiite shallow where
the boat went down.
Macklin (Joes to S A. L.
Roanoke, Va., Special. F. C. Mack
lln has resigned as general store-keeper
for the Norfolk & Western Rail
way, with officers In this city, to ac
cept the position of general purchasing
agent for the Seaboard Air Line Rail
way Company, with headquarters at
Portsmouth, Va. Mr. Macklin ia suc
ceeded here by Herbert Scatchard, of
Powers flak- D.-mand
Washington. Special. Minister
Leishman cabled the State Depart
ment from Constantinople that the
French ambassador ha3 demanded the
removal of the Governor of Beirut and
that other forign representatives prob
ably will do the same. Mr. I elshman
is vigorously urging the subl'.me Porte
to replace the Governor by some ono
more capable of Dre?erving order and
cf giving more efficient protection to
American citizens and interests. In
this course he has the approval cf
the State Department. Nothing la
said in his' cablegram of further dis
orders at Beirut.
Rev. Hovcv Dead.
Newton, Mass., Special. Rev. Al
vah Kovey, D. D., one of the best
known Baptist clergymen in the coun
try and for many years president of
the Newton Theological Institution.
died Sunday night, aged 3. He was a
trustee of Worcester Academy, Brown
University, vice president and trustee
cf Wellsley College, a member cf the
board of manager-of the American
College and others.
SWEPT BY CYCLONE
FbriJi Toiss Gate Ike force cf
West Isd'u dies
HIGH SPEED GALES SU1IE BAID
The Annual Ootf 5 tor aw Strikes thm
South Coast of 11 or Ida and Meavy
Jacksonville. Fia.. Special. lUg'. n
clng Friday morning on the east nt
and Saturday morning 00 the weat.
and laaliai 14 hours st each. Suth
Fl orida haa bro seji by the atrvtig
eat cyclone ever knovn la the history
vt that part of the Stat. The wire
went down at the U cloning, and rail.
r-l ffrvlrc was delayed. On that so
rt cr.t no details reached thta place un
til Sunday. Kven now they are not full,
foi many places that were la the ren
tej of the path of the storm have not
yet been beard from, aa the wtrea In
the turm-swept district are not jet
working. At Miami the wind attained
a lty of CS miles per hour. The
car shed of the Cast Ctt Railroad
was lifted from its foundations clear of
the cars that were under it snl de
molished, not even scratching the cars.
The tin roofing of the Ik-Kher Llk
w- torn o!f and blown arrs the
street, completely demollihing the
fnut t the building on that l3e.
(Just damage was dne to plate (lass
windows. Iarge trees were uprooted
and M-veral small homes were blown
clc.wn. but no one was hurt. Soteral
an.all boats were sunk in the bay. Pas
sengers oa the 11a at Coast train which
arrived in the city Sunday niht re
ported many wrecks along the s'aore.
between Mlatul and llobe's Sounl.
Among them li one three-matted anJ
oi,e four-ma fried schooner and several
tmaitcT vessels. None of their name
la known. One at the Standard Oil
Compsny's large steamers with two
barges, is beached near lloynton. The
crew of fifteen men were saved. Bod
ies of two unknown white men drifted
cn the beach nesr Boynton.
The storm did not extend as far
south as Key West, and did no damax
as far north as St. Augul!ne. Trees
and small house were blown down at
Cutler. At Stuart 15 acres of pineap
ple sheds were blown down, as well
as the saw mill ant) sheds across the
river and the building occupied by the
p.tofr. at V.'a Wa. The racing
yncht No. 23, r: Lolwn up Into the
woods, where she now lies hlrh and
dry. The rc&ldtcee of Capt. McNeil
was blown from Its foundations at
Stuart. At Joplter the wind bVw 75
rollt3 per hour, with the rain falling
Norfolk. Special. The explosion of a
barrel of alcohol oa the superstructure
deck of the rrulHrr Olympla. In dry
dock st the Norfolk navy yard. Satur.
day night killed two men, severely In
jured several others, and set fire to
the ship. The master-at-arms of the
vessel is clsfing. The deaJ: Corpcral
Yerkes. United States marine corps;
wble seaman, unkrown. The damage
by fire was confined to the deck of the
vessel and embraced only the canvas
awn!n?e and their fixtures. The decks,
however, were slightly injured.
Immediately after the explosion fire
quarters were sounded and the crew,
ravy yard fire department and a de
tachment of mrincs under Capt.
Bools soon quelled what looked lite
a very dangerous blaze. The explos
ion was. according to reports from eye
witnesses, the direct rtsult of the
theft oi a barrel cf grain alrohol. con
taining 55 gallons, by a party of sail
ors. This Mrrd wss. It Is said, taken
from one of the storehouses cf th
yard and removed to the deck near the
Sofia, By Cable. With the arrival of
new and sensational reports of -the
wholesale massacres of Christians In
Macedonia the situation here la hourly
becoming more alarming. If the latest
messages, which atate that W.0O0 Bui- .
gaiiar.s hare been slaughtered In the
districts cf Okrldi and Leren. shall be
confirmed, no doubt exists that the
government will be forced to order the
noblllattlon cf the army Immediately.
Cig Lawyer F.-es
Houston. Tex.. Special. The probst
court of Harris County, has approved
a fee or $100,000 for Baker. Bott. Baker
a Lovette for lejral services rendered
the estate of W. M. R!re. who waa
murdered In New York three years ago.
This is the largest fee ever allowed In
Texas In a single case.
Short News Items.
Mayor Seth Ixw. of New York city,
was indorsed for renomination by the
fuslonlsts last night.
Jcbn H. Clarke. Democratic nominee
for raited States Senator, cade an ad
dress at Akron. Ohio, advocating re
duction cf the tariff.
Many bids for building the new
Pennsylvania-Baltimore and Ohio ter
minal station la Washington were re
ceived !n Philadelphia.
On Information furnished by Alice
Btayton. colored. Essex Stayton, her
husland. was committed to prison In
Philadelphia, charged with having
killed Abrabsm Utile, his brother-in-law,
at Grlmesland. Pitt county, N. C.
President Roorevelt asked the Postmaster-General
for a report on the dis
missal of Postmistress Todd, at Green
wood. Del., and said he had In mind a
successor to District Attorney Byrne
vho would heal the party breach.