RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1903
The Germs of Death
By the Editor of Collier's Weekly
T may be maintained that nobody ever dies a natural death.
Old nge, the premature old age. which Is the only kind we
know, is a pathological condition. Such are the opinions of
Dr. Kile Motchnlkoff, not a fakir, but a serious person, who
studies things through a microscope at the Pasteur Institute.
Each of us swarms with tiny beasts of prey, which travel
up and down our body, seeking what they may devour, By
attacking our beneficent cells, previously weakened by the
unwise life we all lead, they produce an nrtifleiiii nimv
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tlORIB (IDE 1111
Newsy Item Gleaned From
Murphy to flanteo.
Child Fooled With Gun.
Newbern, Special. One of the most
L.IVt. - a .. .. . .
tl,. malady which kills those men whom in nr inmn " V naa occurrea m
I.or.k(l nt from Dr. Metchnikoff's standpoint, old age is merely a problem for P lD JtT' t00k place Thure"
uu'tVu'ul science. How shall we help our beneficent cells in their struggle dy mornInS' In the bouse of Sam
ji inst the enemy? One way would be to take every baby and cut out his Lanca8ter. white, keeper of the Neuse
lar-r Intestine, an organ which ought not to have been Included In our anat- river brifige. Lancaster's house is close
i.iny. At present thN can not be done, as the operation Is risky. A second
i :. tlio l would be to destroy the beasts of prey. But we do not yet know what
th y exactly are. Some are a legacy left by our ancestors, immediate and
v mote, who Mineral from heritable diseases. Others, more mysterious, are
I" i h.spi the instruments of a sort of essential disease, of that old age w'hlch
, mciausly kills all who do not die sUll earlier of tuberculosis, pneumonia,
t!.. bubonic plague, or croup. Until we know more we can only reform our
diet, eating little meat or none, and subsisting chiefly on butter, cheese and
Konr milk. By them Imperfect means we may prolong life a little two
lnimlred years or ho. Up to ninety, for example, we may be as active as the
resident of the United States, and thereafter, for a hundred years more as
rriM-tive as the Prime Minister of England. This would still leave us half
a century for art, philanthropy, or croquet But when death does finally draw
iM'.ir.will not its approach be as distasteful as ever? By no means, says the
f!rw"tor. Under present conditions death is like an unnatural sleep, which over
tiU.'H us enrly in thr day-say before dinner. In the future it will come after
n run uiu, wii'.-n the day s work Is done.
A SEMAIKABLE SEOWING
An Aristocracy in America?
The Impossibility of an American
Aristocracy of Wealth :s :: ::
By Anna McClurc Sholl
089g. II IK FLY upon two conditions depends an aristocracy the con-
m tinued possession and exercise of power, and the consequent
J ff ""My of aims and Ideals. The aristocratic body in England, for
, - - - , Lutuiuci o nit; uiiiicu uy UlUlUal
understanding. They acknowledge certain wc!l-recognized laws
of life and manners. They depend upon each other to uphold
Individually, wealthy Americans may be both self-conscious and
self-assertive, but collectively they are antagonistic to one another. The ac
cumulation of wealth Implies struggle, and struggle does not bring forth
tie kind of qualities which make the gentle and stately men snd women
of Van Iyck's canvases one great family.
One of the greatest perils of the republic, and one reason why a genuine
American aristocracy can never be formed Is that a strong class has arisen.
without its strength being officially recognized, as in the aristocracy of rank,
and certain duties and obligations toward society are imposed upon it by that
recognition. For if wealthy Americans lack social unity among themselves, they
la:k also to a greater degree, the sense of social responsibility, that mark of a
true aristocracy. The sense of his public duties, inborn in an English aristo
crat, is owing, to be sure, largely to the law, of primogeniture, a law which
nlso insures to him that wealth without which 'the aristocratic ideal can not be
perfectly enforced. He is expected to take his seat In Parliament, to give his
aid in legislation, to perform certain public duties which have no connection
with his own material prosperity. Another bar to unity of social aims and
ideals among the wealthy is their frequent lack of genuine culture. To know
rather than to feel is the aim, and ideals are not born of knowledge alone.
The culture which implies courtesy and humanity those aristocratic essen
tials Is too often lacking.
If this unity of social Ideals upon which an aristocracy largely depends
floos not now exist, is it likely to be evolved out of the present conditions?
Its evolution would depend largely upon the permanent power of one class,
exercised in the right direction. But though the second condition may be
possible, the first can never be. Under conditions peculiar to American life,
great fortunes are constantly changing hands. Accumulated by the fathers,
they arc squandered by the sons, or divided among many children, or lost
through mismanagement or speculation. The aristocracy of wealth constantly
endangers its position by its very style of living, making large demarls on
evrn large fortunes. The law of decay, which eventually protects society from
power of whatever nature, operates to disperse wealth so that the powerful
class can not be the permanent class, can not therefore form an an aristocracy.
It is the safeguard of the aristocracy of rank that its power is mystical as
well as material; can never, therefore, wholly perish. Another bar to unity
and permanency in the wealthy class is the constant inundation of newcomers.
Into the rose-lighted drawing-room may stride at any moment a breezy
Westerner, or a member of the first generation, his riches raw upon him.
McClure's Magazine. - -v ' " -v
to the draw of the bridge. It seems
that, about 8 o'clock in the morning.
Lancaster saw several ducks swimming
close to the draw, and he went In and
got his gun from the rack, laying it
across the bed, in the room in which
were his wife and three small children.
Lancaster, noticing that the gun con
tained shot that was too large for
ducks, went Into an adjoining room to
get some shells that were loaded with
smaller shot. When his back was turn
ed, Lottie, the eldest of the three chil
dren, ran over and picked up the gun;
and, when she turned around, with the
muzzle facing her mother and sisters,
the. gun was, in some way, discharged,
part of 'the load taking effect In the
head of Manilla, the youngest chilC,
about five years old, completely tear
ing the left side of her head off. The
next child, Winona, about 10 years
old, received a large portion of the shot
in her back, and a few scattering shots
lodged in a picture that was hanging
on the wall. Manilla died about 10
o'clock, and Wilnona, who was shot in
the back, is seriously wounded, but, it
is thought by the attending physicians,
she will recover. One of the most re
markable incidents connected with the
affair is that the shot that went In the
wall slightly grazed the neck of Mrs.
Lancaster, the mother of the children.
The children that were1 shot were
standing at the lap of their mother
when the gun was discharged.
Concord, Special. The following call
has been Issued: "The committee that
was appointed at the last meeting of
the North Carolina Manufacturers' As
sociation at Greensboro, N. C, believ
ing that the conditions of trade and
the future of manufacturing calls for
some united- action to curtail produc
tlon, do hereby call a meeting of all th-j
cotton manufacturers of North Caro
lina to meet at Charlotte. N. c. on
Tuesday. December 8th, 1903. at 12 m
A cordial invitation Is extended to ail
Interested cotton manufacturers In the
United States, who feel an interest in
the welfare of the cotton manufactur
ing business, to be present at the place
and on day mentioned above.
"J. M. Odell, W. A. Erwin, Alfred
Thompson, Stanhope Bryant, J. H.
McAden, J. Q. Gant, Committee for
the North Carolina Manufacturers'
Safes Cracked at Durham.
Durham, Special. Sometime during
Wednesday night two safes were rob
bed in Durham. One was the safe in
the office of the Standard Oil Com
nanv. and the other in the office of
the Durham Paper Box Factory. In the
first named robbery the robbers se
cured $160 in money and an old Swiss
gold watch, the property of Mr. Paul
Ceilings, an employe of the company,
which was valued at, $250. From the
latter place the robbers secured $2.f9
in money. None of the papers were dis
turbed at either place. The police have
Pro tree of the State Along Indus,
trial Lines the Past Year.
The annual report of the State Com
missioner of Labor, which will be is
sued in January, will contain some
very interesting agricultural statistics,
arranged in average tables compiled
from blanks filled out by representa
tive farmers from every county in the
The returns were received during
the period from July 1 to October 1,
1903, which explains the difference in
selling price of cotton and other pro
ducts. Table No. 1 shows an increase In
value of land in seventy-four counties,
and no change in twenty-three, Seventy-three
report fertility of land main
tained, and twenty-four not main
tained. Eighty counties report ten
dency to smaller farms, six to larger,
and eleven no change. Ninety coun
ties report labor scarce, six plenty, and
one abundant. Ninety-five report ne
gro labor unreliable, one reliable, and
one no negro labor. Forty-six counties
report employment regular, and fifty
one not regular.
Table No. 2 shows cost of living in
creased in eighty-nine counties, and
no increase in eight counties. Highest
average wages of men per month
SW.Y7, lowest xio.77, highest wages
of women $10.98, lowest $7.00; wages
of children $5.96. Sixty-four counties
report increase of wages, and thirty-
three no increase.
Table No. 3 shows sixty-three coun
ties produce cotton at average cost of
$29.19 per 500-pound bale; seventy
four produce wkoat at 72 cents per
bushel; ninety-two produce corn at 48
cents per bushel; eighty-seven pro
duce oats at 34 cents per bushel; fifty
three produce tobacco at $7.05 per 100
Table No. 4 shows average market
price of cotton $57.75 per 500-pound
bale; wheat, 94 cents per bushel;
corn, 75 cent3 per bushel; oats, 51
cents per bushel; tobacco, $8.56 per
100 pounds. These prices make the
profit on products $28.56 per bale for
cotton; 22 cents per bushel for wheat;
27 cents per bushel for corn; 17 cents
per bushel for oats; $1.51 per hundred
Table No. 5 shows educational con
dition and in eight counties, fair in
forty-five, and poor In forty-four.
Ninety counties report improvement
in education, and seven report no im
provement. Twenty-five counties re
port moral condition good, fifty-eight
fair, and fourteen poor. Seventy-two
counties report improvement in
morals, and twenty-five no improve
ment. Thirteen counties report finan
cial condition good, forty-nine fair,
and thirty-five poor. Eighty report fin
ancial condition improving, and seven
teen report no Improvement.
Eighty per cent, .answered the ques
tion, "Do you favor compulsory school
law?" "Yes," and twenty per cent.,
LIKE A DIME NOVEL "k" .
Many Crimes of Three Desperate
PITCHED BATTLE W1TB POLICE.
Tbey Were Wanted for Participation
In Chicago Murder Cases Two
The Care of Children's Eyes
By D. T. Marshall, M. D.
II AwmmmmTAiMSAIt research in a large eye clinic has proved to me that
many parents, even of fair intelligence, are extremely neglect
ful of the eyes of their children.
Either from some congenital defect of the inner eye, or from
the presence of squint and the consequent inability to fix both
eyes upon an object, the work is thrown upon the better
eye, and the poorer eye gradually becomes less capable from
mere disuse. It would be well for parents to test the vision of
their children by covering first one eye and then the other with
a small card or book, and asking them to read some sign or
describe some object at a convenient distance. It is often a matter of great
surprise for one to find that a child sees very little with one of his eyes. If
children having such eyes are fitted with suitable glasses when young, the
vision of the poor eye may be made equal to that of the other, and by use
become stronger instead of weaker. Children with squint can often be cured
.without operation by wearing proper glasses.
Very often defects in vision in children are noticed only when they are
sent to school. The teacher notices that the child cannot see the blackboard,
and so notifies the parents of a defect, which they themselves might have
easily observed had they ever given the matter any attention. Since the
large influx of Russians, Hungarians and the inhabitants of Southeastern
Europe and Syria to this country, there has been, especially in New York,
a very large increase in the number of cases of granulated eyelids, or
This is a contagious disease which Is characterised by the growth on the
The Jay Trial.
Asheville, Special. At the third
day's trial of Dr. Jay, for the murder
of his children, a number of witnesses
for the defense testified as to the man's
sanity. Only a half-day's session was
held Thursday. Judge Jones allowing
a four-hour's recess for those attend
ing court to eat their Thanksgiving
dinner. There are yet some 75 or 80
witnesses to testify, and it is expected
that the trial will last all of next
United Sons of Confederate Veterans.
E. R. MacKethan, Esq., commander
of the local camps of Fayetteville of the
United Sons of Confederate Veterans
and of the Spanish-American War
Veterans, and a well known member
of the State National Guard, has been
appointed commander of the North
Carolina Division of the United Sons
of Confederate Veterans to succeed Dr.
John C. Rodman, of Washington, N.
C, who has been appointed to a posi
tion on tne Department stair. At a
late meeting of the Confederate Vet
erans a resolution was adopted looking
to a closer union between that order
and the one above mentioned. It is
hoped that this will now be effected.
The N. C. Division of Confederate Vet
erans Is -now under the command of
General J. S. Carr, of Durham.
Robert Munn Goes Up.
Fayetteville. Special. After being
out five hours, the jury returned a ver
diet at 7 o'clock Thursday night of
murder in the first degree against
Robert Munn. who killed Isaiah Ray,
at Godwin. Munn claimed self-defense,
and that Ray had ravished his sister
Destroyed By Flood.
London, By Cable. A telegram has
been received at the Indian office from
the viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, say
ing that, according to reports received
at Madras, a flood In the Palar river
but, on the deceased, there was found, J November 12th destroyed half of the
hv the coroner, a bloody leuer irom
this woman, warning the deceased, and
nrmnirinr to meet him elsewhere. All
the parties are colored.
town of Vanizambadi, in the Salem
district. Two hundred persons were
drowned. The floods, the telegram
says," have now subsided.
Tar Keel Topics.
Uoon the re-conveuing of Superior
court in Salisbury Monday the grand
Jury filed Into court and presented a
tup bill for murder in the first de-
it,p nrainst Thomas J. and Chalmer
Inside of the eyelids of small crannies as large as pin-heads, or larger, which white, of Concord, for killing RusseU
look very much like grains of pearl sago after they have been soaked In Shcrrill at the latter'. home in Roan
wnter t crr. oofiQ hio HUoDco cHr-M rtsft to no svmntoms. but in most I :ountv on September 17th last. The
enspa tWft io r ifltw rpdness. and sensitiveness to llcht Later on The Whites killed yaang bherriii oe-
there may be clouding of the cornea (the tranparent part of the eyeball), ex
treme sensitiveness to light, and In extreme cases blindness. Even when the
disease gives rise to no symptoms, later in life it may cause a contraction of
the inner surfaces of the lids, which causes the eyelashes to turn in and rub
ci the eyeball, thus giving- rise to great discomfort and loss of good vision.
iue metnoa or exposing tne inner sunace oi uie ejeuu
cause of his refusal to marry ineir
niece, whom it is claimed he ruined.
and they have ben out on $2o,000 bono.
Governor Aycock commutes to life
fTnTtnnment the death sentence of
John Flowers, of Wilson county, con.
victed of outraging his own daughter.
Prosperous Clothing Factory.
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Charlotte Clothing
manufacturing Co., held in the office
on South Try on street last week at 4
o'clock, a dividend of 10 per cent was
aeciarea ror last year, and quite a
handsome sum was added to the sur
plus of the company. The stock
holders were pleased with the evident
flourishing condition of the business
of the firm. On account of the healthy
growth of the business, it was de
cided to increase the capital stock of
Chicago, Special. Chained wrist to
wrist, their hair matted with blood.
their clothing with dust and dirt, two
beardless boys, Peter Neidermeier
and Harvey Van Dine, sat in the pres
ence of Mayor Harrison and Chief of
Police O'Neil calmly confessing to
their share in a three months' career
of crime, which has included eight
murders, the wounding of five other
men a"nd a long series of robberies.
The two young bandits, neither of
whom is over 21 yeara of age. together
with their companion, Emil Roeskie,
who is no older, were captured near
Liverpool, Ind., after a fight in which
they battled against policemen, rail
road detectives, railroad laborers and
farmers. One man was killed, another
fatally injured and all three of the
young bandits were wounded, but not
seriously. The dead man is T. J.
Sovea, brakeman on the Pennsyl
vania Railroad ; wounded. Joseph Drii-
coll, detective on Chicago police force,
shot through the abdomen, and can
live but a short time; Matthew Zim
mer, detective on Chicago police force,
shot In head and arm.
Niedermier was wounded in the
hand by bird shot; Van Dine was shot
and slightly injured, and sustained
in addition a flesh wound in the left
thigh. Roeskie was shot in the right
The three men were wanted by the
police for complicity in the murders at
the car barns of the Chicago City
Railroad Company on August 30, when
two men were killed, a third badly
wounded and $2,250 stolen. Gustave
Marx, who last Saturday night mur
dered Officer John Quinn when the
policeman endeavored to place him un
der arrest, confessed after his capture
that he. in company with the three
men, had committed the crimes at the
car barns. The hunt for Van Dine.
Niedermier and Roeskie has been hot
ever since. Although tuey knew that
the entire police force was rooking for
them, the three men remained in the
city until Wednesday morning,
We were Paying' for a fellow that
vas a witness against Marx, said
On Wednesday they left Chicago,
going to a dugout made near Miller's
Station, Ind., where they were sur
prised by the police. Both parties
opened fire and Driscoll fell. Van Dine
ana Koeskie rushed out, followed a
few minutes later by Niedermier. The
latter ran to the tracks o ftfce MIchI
gan Central Railroad and, throwing
himself fiat on the roadbed steadied
nis arm on tne ran as ne kept up a
rapid fire with three revolvers. Roeskie
ran for the brush, but Van Dine re
treated slowly, although the air around
him was filled with bullets and the
snow at his feet was "licked up by
them. He is a splendid marksman and.
catching sight of Detective Zimmer,
who was behind a tree, he fired. Zim
mer went down with a bullet in the
head. As he fell, Van Dine fired again
and the second bullet tore through
Zimmer s arm
The detectives fired constantly, but
the bandits escaped. After running
about a mile across country, they came
to the tracks of the Pennsylvania Rail
road. A switch engine with a train of
cars was close at hand and, hurrying
up to it, the men ordered Brakeman
Sovea to uncouple the train from the
locomotive. He refused and attempted
to take Niedermier's revolver from
him. The later sent a bullet throueh
the brakeman's head, killing him In
stantly. Springing past Sovea's body
the bandits mounted the locomotive
with revolvers in hand and ordered
the engineer to move out in a hurry.
which he did, going in the direction of
Liverpool, Ind. After two miles had
been covered, the men ordered the en
gineer to slow down and. leaping to the
ground, disappeared in the woods. Af
ter the train had carried Van Dine and
Neidermeyer away. Detective Sheehan
hurried to the nearest telegraph sta
tion and wired Chief of Police O'Neill
asking that men be sent out with
rifles. The message met with a
prompt response, and in a short time.
Assistant Chief of Police Schuettler
and 50 officers armed with rifles were
on the way to Miler's by special train.
Capt. Briggs. of the detective service of
the Pennsylvania Railway, was given
orders to get the three men dead or
alive. He and his men were off toward
When the bandits left the train they
were nearly exhautsed and unable to
traveL It was easy to trace them aown
in the snow and the hunt was speedily
ended. The men were seen and the
farmers, most of whom were armed
with double-barrelled .shot-guns, open
ed fire on them. Neidermler received a
full charge In the head, and the blood
streamed down his face and into his
eyes, blinding him so that he could
hardly see. A shot grazed Van Dine's
h-ad, and his wounded leg was weak
rtng. The posse was closing in on all
sides. There was no escape and It was
evident to both men that the time had
come either to surrender or to fight It
to the death. Van Dine said In discus
sing his surrender:
"The jig was up for us no matter
how many we killed. I says to Pete
OFFER OF A BRIBE
The House and 5osU Taking Things
The House met Friday, and ad
journed until Tuesiay. The proceed
ings were marked by a debate on the
motion to adjourn over, durtoc the
course of which the minority towk the
Republican to task for cot proceedt&c
to the transaction of business. Mr.
Williams, of Mississippi, the minority
lider. protested araiast the Inactivity
of the House, asking If a rnaJo.-'.ty
were afraid to trust themselves. !!
skid that, while the Speaker l id cot
txen able, as he saw, to name all tae
committees, yet there were mstter
which the ways and means committee,
already organised, could consider,
citing among other thincs. the resolu
tion relative to Canadian reciprocity.
Mr. De Armond. of Missouri, also
criticised the Republican majority
course, saying It tended to mortify the
Mr. Payne, of New York, upon whoee
request unanimous consent was sjlven
for debate on the motion to adjourn
over, replying to the opposition, took
occasion to say that the Republicans
would hsrdly care to tske up the Ques
tion of tariff revision and disturb con
ditions on the eve of a presidential
He also said the time was not op
portune to consider reciprocity, with
Canada, as desired by the minority
There was a party alignment on the
vote on the motion to adjourn fjver,
the Democrats voting ajtalnst It. The
motion prevailed, 81 to 63.
Mr. Meyer, of Louisiana, called up
h!j resolution providing for the accept
ance of the invitation to the members
or the House to be present at the Ixu
iplana purchase celebration. In New
Orleans, but objection was made to Its
consideration. Mr. Bartholdt. of Mis
souri, made an address on the St. Lo'ii
exposition. He reviewed what bad
been accomplished, and what was be
ing provided for the public
Sesutbsal Tcsticoaj ia Ficcaj St$
now ss.cco.co) stock is divided
Mior Ssv Me Aftefwrard Ri
mtnJrd Stuldoo PUn-0;bef Tes-tlmosy.
In the Senate.
The Senate committee on military
affairs heard James E. Runcie. of Ha
vana, probably the most Important
witness that will be offered by the
opponents of General Leonard Wood.
In their atemnt to prevent his cennr-
mation to major general. Major Runic-
was on the stand several times during
the day telling the committee of a din
ner at Santiago, Cuba, attended by
himself. General Wood and Ray stan
dard Baker, a newspaper man. at
which. It is alleged, was planned the
magazine article attacking Major Gen
eral Brooke, that has figured conspicu
ously in the Wood case. Major Hunice
was stooped more than once during the
ana ton 10
New York. Srl!- Testimony ct
m lensationsl nature was Ictrodce4
at the Vntted States S&lp-bvUdi&g
hearing which was resumed Tedaj.
Durlsj the course of his re-dlrect
amlcatlon of LewU Nlaoa. president
of the Shipbuilding Company. Mr.
I'ntrrmeyer. couns! for the coaplals
ants. brought out fruxa Ntioo thf
statement that of the fS.OOO.OCO ad
ditional stock Utued when the coss
pany was re-fKanlted to laks Deth
ehera Coapany. 11,000 .000 went to
Max Pam. Mr. Schwabs counsel. a4
$1,000,000 rath to Mr. Nixon. Mr.
Dresser and tho Trust Company of ths
Republic, leaving ll.uOO.0O0. the dis
position of which he did cot konw. IU
did not know wh-ther Mr Schwab ob
tained It. It was alo brought out that,
at the time the Sheldon re-organlssr
tlon pl.-.n was under consideration.
Mr. St h sab oftVred to purchas fiOO..
000 bonds, with the accompanying
bonus ct 25.000 shares common, and
15.000 shares prcferrM stock. Issued
to Mr. Nixon for fSO.000. while Us
market value as far less than this.
Mr. Unttrmcyer making the dtrsct
charge .that this was In the nature of
a bribe to Induce Mr. Nixon to agree
to the Sheldon plan of reorganliallosi
Instead of the plan for an assessment
of stock, which he had previously ad
vocated. The offer wss shown In two letter
of Mr. Schwab to Jos. II. ltoadler.
dated May 2. 1903. copies of which
wer Introd'ced In evidence. Mr.
Hoadlcy. It as testified, had eon
ducted the ncotlatlvi with Mr.
Schwab, when Mr. Nixon was en
deavoring to iersuade Schwab to ae
ceV.e to the assessment plan and had,
after the proposal, urged Nixon to ac
cede to the Sheldon plan. Nlxoa said
that at lloadley's request he had dose
The tatters are as follows:
"Provided the United States Rhip-
pAiieea rtf his f taT 1 m fiTl V
riVA ht farfa of which he had Ruildinc re-organltatlon s perfected I
personal knowledge. This did not ex- hereby guarantee to take and pay for
elude his story of the dinner Incident.
which resulted in the Issue of subpoe
naes for three oter witnesses, among
whom Is Gener-' n-. In hla testi
mony. Major " omplalned that
he had acte - confidential ad
viser of Gen' od for nearly two
years and that they lived together at
$100,000 of first mortgage bonds of th
I'cited States Ship-Building Company.
25.0000 shares of preferred and 25.000
shares of common stock, for the sum of
$90,000. plus interest n said bonds, on
or before December 1, 103. Said bonds
and stocks to be deposited with
Messrs. Mclntyre ft Marshall. 74 Broad-
Santiago. It was while they were living wart New York, and to b exchange 4
In Havana that they went to Santiago
in search of a magazine article. A
meeting was arranged between the
three men and a dinner followed, tes
tified Major Runice, at which was dis
cussed the plan to have published an
article which would exploit the suc
cess of General Wood in dealing with
affairs at Santiago and draw a com
parison with the sltustlon at Havana
unfavorable to the administration of
A good deal of sensational testimony
was brought out.
Murder and Suicide.
Washington, Special. Robert J.
Hale, a compositor In the government
T-rintiTur office, killed his wife, and
then committed suicide at thlr nome.
In this city, at an early hour Thurs
day. He had been under suspicion of
being responsible for the condition of
voune woman, who It Is claimed.
for securities of the re-orrsnue
company, as designated by agreemssit
Issued by the re-organlsatlon commit
tee. (Signed) -C. M. SCHWAB."
"Providing the United 8tates Shlp
Bnlldlng Company re-organltatlon Is
perfected. I hereby guarantee to pay
to your order $40,000. amount of pay
ment which has been made to the Shel
don syndicate on a subscription of
$100,000 made by LewU Nixon. I also
agree to have said subscription placed
to my account and guarantee to have
a complete release Issued by said
Nixon, by said Sheldon syndicate.
(Signed) C. M. SCHWAB.-
"Afur the date of these letters did
or did not Mr. Hosdley get you to ac
ccpt this planr asked Mr. Uoter
meyer. "Mr. Nixon explained In answer that
Mr. Hoadley advised him to consent to
the Sheldon re-orgaclzatlon because
Mr. Schwab had refused to accept the
assessment dan and thai he fKlxonl
died a few days ago, as the res-Jit oi na(j threreupon written a letter recom
an operation performed at a sanltarl- mending the Sheldon plan,
um, near this city. He was not relsted -As to my deriving any profit from
to the girl, but passed as her cousin, the transaction, that Is nonsense." sail
and, as such, visited at her rooms. Mr. Nixon. "The transaction concern
When he read the announcement In the ed others and I prefer that they should
moraine naoers of the arrest or tne tell it'
physician charged with causing the
girls death, he wrote s numwr: .
notes, and, proceeding to his wife's
room, killed her and himself.
Raleigh, Special. The Capitol Man
ufacturing Company, of Marshal, Mad
ison county, was Incorporated here
last week with a capital stock of $300 -
Wlnnlnr Wltfc IfO.WW. II
For the lower lid, the most common seat of trachoma, simply put the finger on I pj-j. rep0rt to the Governor that! the company from $60,000 to $75,000, WelL what do yon think?' He nodded
the lower edge of the lid. and pull down, at the same time telling the child to
100 it up. to examine the upper Jid, take noia or xne eywueswiu u
thumb and forefinger of ' one band," and "with the 'other hihd rgently 'press a
pencil-point or the edge of a card against the fold above the stiff part of the
lid, and fold the lid backward, at the same time telling the child to look
down. The eyelids turn back with a snap. It does not hurt. If the Inside
of the lid is not smooth and clear, the child had better be taken to an oculist
for examination. The above method of turning the lid is useful when one
is called npon to remove a foreign body from the eye. Cinders and grains of
Fand do get into the eye, and tt is not always convenient to get a doctor to take
them out. Turn the lid back, and with a toothpick or hairpin, around the
end of which a bit of cotton has been smoothly wound, gently wipe out the
oEending object If you have no cotton at hand, wet the end of a toothpick
and crush it up, thus forming a kind of brush.
Grains of sand and cinders which are lodged in the cornea are r-Aore
serious, and usually have to be removed under cocoaine Influence by. an ex
perienced oculist. JVjomaa'i Home Companion. ,
Flowers is hut slightly removed from
The State Tuesday chartered the
Asheboro Chair Company with $15,000
The board of aldermen met in Ral
eigh in special session Monday atter
nnon and elected We3!ey N. Jones, W
N.Snelling and John A. Mills, dispen
sary commissioners to serve eiguieen
Mr. W. C. Dowd. of Charlotte, went
to Raleigh Tuesday to ask Governor
Aycock to pardon Sylvanus Kendrick,
white, sentenced to nine months on
the Mefklenburg conn. roads for re
ceiving stolen good
thus securing a corresponding increase
m the output of , clothing.
his head and dropped
that's how they got us.
his guns and
County Loses Suit.
Asheville, - Special. The Buncombe
county boad case was decided in the
United States Circuit Court Monday,
the jury returning a rerdlct for the
plaintiffs, the Western Sayings Fund
Society of Philadelphia, which was
suing the county commissioners for the
interest coupons on the $100,000 worth
.of bonds Issued by the county in aid for
the building of the Asheville 4k Spar
tanburg Railroad. - .
North Carolina Won.
Richmond, Ya., Special Virginia's
flaunting orange and blue, fresh from
the field of many victories, was trailed
In the dust Thursday by the hardy
sons of the old North State. At the
close of a snappy game, kicked In
frozen weather, but clear, the score
stood 16 to 0 In favor of North Caro
lina. It vas a surprise to all, and to
none mora perhaps than to the Tietori
ota team Itsett.
Tv-annfarttir cotton, wool and
textile products. The principal Incor
porators are: J. R. Swann J. I. Red-
roon. F. Sbeiton. u. . vc
Fisher, with about 50. others.
Warsaw. Special. The 14-year-old
son of Mr. James Balderson. residing
near Heathsvllle. was, seriously shot
last week by the accidental discharge
of a shotgun while he was riding on a
lead of pine tags, xne enure
shot lodged In the young mans hip.
making an ugly wound.
Columbus. Ga., Special. In the trail
of Burton Nix. aged U years, here for
the killing last summer of John T. Ed
wards In an oat patch which was
claimed by each, the Jury rendered a
f ntT of murder, wito a
recommendation of merry. Mx i-ot
the son of Edwards at the time he
killed the elder man and the roung
man died later from the wounds. Mx
was tried for killing the father, and
an Indictment stands against him tor
klllina Che son-
Mr. Nixon testified to writing to Mr.
Schwab later and obtaining from him a
letter confirmatory of the proposal la
tee letter or May 2( to Kr. I load ley.
Mr. Schwab's letters its ted that tha
proposal was contingent upon the rae
cess of the Sheldon re-organlxatloa
plan and Mr. Nixon said that be then
let the matter drop.
Witness said. In reference to the
Sheldon plan, that be felt -greatly Ir
ritated" because he tbouglr the presi
dent of the ship yards company had
not been consulted, and reiterated hla
statement at the previous bearing, that
his only knowledge of the reorgaalaa
Jon plan had come froza coaversatioaj
with Sir. Pam.
Train Wrecker Coavictcsl.
Roanoke. Va.. Special la the An
gusta county court at Staunton Jams
Bailey wis tried on the charge of mur
der lc connection with the wrecking
of a Norfolk Western passenger
train last December, when Engineer
Wesley Bailey, of Roanoke, was killrt.
He was found guilty of murder ia the
second degree and sentenced to It
years In the penitentiary. Bailey's
mother. Indicted for the same crime,
will be tried tomorrow. Joseph Kaa
nedy has already been tried on th
same charge and convicted of mardar
In the same degree, but baa act yt
Wounded By Blank Shot
Danville. Va., Special. Mabel Paige.
an actress, who Is at the Academy, this
week, was shot In her arm Friday
night hy a blank load, between the
acts. The charge of powder and the
wad entered her left arm. and Inflicted
a painful wound. It was necessary to
have the wound dressed before the
curtain went tra, though the delay was
Dies of Drags.
Danville. Va. Special A. W. Grif
fith, of Wlaxtcn-SeJem. died her
Tuesday afternoon, from the effects of
an overdose -of aa opiate. The man.
who wis in the employ of the Daa
River Power tc Mannfactarlng Cota
pany. had been on a protracted sprea
for some time. It is not known wheth
er or not the opiate waa taken with
suicidal Intent, it la alleged, however.
tuat bi man deserted bis wife aa4
little children in Winston-galea Defer)