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ALL ENGLAND IN GLOOM
King Edward Passed
Wales Succeeds to
mony Loved and
London, May 7. King Edward
VII, vhc returned to England
from a vacation ten days ago in
the best of health, died at 11:45
oMock last night in the presence
of his family after an illness of
less than a week, which was seri
lous hardly more than three days.
J The Prince of Wales succeeded
to the throne immediately, accord
ing to the laws of the kingdom,
without official ceremony. His
official act was to despatch to the
Lord Mayor the anouncement of
his father's death, in pursuance of
custom . His telegram said :
''I am deeply grieved to inform
you that my beloved father, the
King, passed away peacefully at
ll:45 tonight. ,
. (Signed) "GEORGE."
The physicians soon afterwards
issued their official bulletin, which
was as follows:
"May 6, 11:50 p. mT, His Ma
jesty the King breathed his last at
11:45 tonight, in the presence of
Her Majesty Queen Alexandra,
the Prince and Prineess of Wales,
the Princess Royal, the Duchess of
Fife, Princess Victoria, Princess
Louise and the Duchess of Argyll.
(Signed) "Laking, Reid, Powell A
Pneumonia, following bronchit
is, is believed to have been the
cause of death, but the doctors
thus far have refused to. make a
sxaiemeni . . Dome oj. me jviug h
friends are convinced that worry
over the critical political situation
which confronted him, with sleep
less nights, aggravated if it did
not cause the fatal illness
Besides the nearest relatives in
England, the Duke of Fife and
the Archbishop of Canterbury
were in the death chamber. . The
king's brother, the Duke of Con
naught, with his family is at Suez,
hastening home from Africa. The
King's daughter, Queen Maud of
Norway, will start for England
London, May 7. While the
great bell of St. Paul's Cathedral
today tolled constantly, speaking
the sorrow of Great Britain for
her well beloved king, Edward
VII, the millions of this city,
hushed and sombre, paid honor to
his memory in tears . The steady
knell of the giant bell sounding
above all others seemed like the
sad beating of the nation's serart
as George :V, the Sailor King, was
acknowledged successor to Ed
ward the Peace-maker, now lay
dead at Buckingham.
Silent crowds fill the streets.
The usual sounds of the metrop
olis are partly stilled; from one
end of the city to the other, and
from one end of the empire to the
other, whither the sad news has
-gone the people mourn; they ap
pear as if a great physical calam
ity had been visited upon the na
A pathtic incident that occurred
as soon as it was known that the
king had died at 11:45 last night
is typical of the nation's sorrow
The crowd that had waited all day
long without Buckingham palace
for wordof the ruler's condition
had just received the last news
Then, unmindful of the mud and
water of the pavement, an aged
woman knelt and, with hands up
lifted, prayed for the soul of the
ruler. The crowd bared their
heads and bowed as they saw the
simple act . , . ; y
A day of bright sunshine open
ed the reign of George V. This
m ornin g come bright and clear
"after the drizzzle and1 rain which
drenched last night's crowds, all
Away at 11:45 last
Crown Without Cere-
Admired by United
unmindful of their own discony"
fort, while they awaited the last
word from the death-bed where
of thenation was cen
The vast majority of London's
millions knew nothing of the loss
of their ruler till this morning
when the morning borders of the
newspapers told a story that could
be read at a distance.
The news that iudward was no
more, after a serious illness of but
three days, spread consternation.
The newspapers were absorbed by
the crowds by the hundreds of
thousands and before 9 :00 o'clock
the morning papers had been ex
hausted. Then cme the evening
papers, in tremendous issues, tell j
ing of the accessin of King George
At railway stations and tram
way terminals the people gather
ed in groups . There was but one
topic. Many gave way to their
grief, and the sight' of men weep
ing, as well as women, was com
mon. - ;
Before the day was far ad
vanced a mighty tide of humanity
was sweeping into the heart of the
city, coming for the. most part
through the great Liverpool and
Cannon street stations. In th
center ofLondon they gathered a
the newspaper offices, about the
bulletin boards or walked slowly
about the city . f There was no
trudged with a semblance of
The chief point of interest was
the Mansion house. Hour by. hour
a close-packed throng of human
ity slowly passed, glancing as
they did so at the formal tidings
of the, king's death. A sheet of
foolscap, on which were hurriedly,
scrawled 'a dozen words, told the
story to the great concourse in the
heart of the empire .
The mourning of the nation for
Edward is not a ceremonial obser
vance, but the genuine expression
of a people for their leader. Ed
ward was to 'the Britons a chief
tain in every sense ; he inspired
confidence as surely as he guided
the destiny of the empire. On
thousands of buildings in London
today, mourning bunting ripplec
on the government buildings, ho
tels, schools, business houses and
stores in the central parts of the
metropolis bore no more crepe
than did the mile upon mile o-
Throughout the city flags flut
tered at half mast.
Whether it was upon the streets
in hotels, outside of Buckingham
palace, or in the clubs, today 's
scenes are such as will never be
forgotten by nay ' who have wit
Silent respect is the keynote of
the people's attitude.
Since the physicians at Buck
ingham admitted the seriousnes
of Edward's illness the streets
have never been cleared of human'
ity, by night or day. Thousands
waited all last night,eager for the
details of the king's condition and
their places were taken by incom
ing airrny from the outer sections
of the city early today. All enter
tainment is under ban, but there
is no need for a formal prohibi
tion. .The people have no heart
for theatres, the opera or sports.
It is prolbable taat the show h6uso
will not reopen for some time . .
The lower courts opened today
only that the judges might ad
journ, with expressions of sorrow
The blow to the social whirl is
keenly felt by American women,
many of whom have 8 already ar
rived or are expected within a
short time. They were e
ik a leading part in the 'sea 1
Besides a notable season - from
the British standpoint, many mem-4
bers of European : royaUy, had.
planned to visit Gre$t - Britain
This fact caused a heavy invasion ,
by American women ot wealth and
; London, May 9. With the
time honored cerejnony of a bril
liant and impressive character
George V this morning was pub
licly proclaimed King of the Unit
ed Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland and the British domains
beyond the sea, defender of the
faith and Emperor of India . ...
Sharply at the stroke of 9 four
heralds arrayed in medieval unir
forms of scarlet heavily braided
with gold mounted the balcony of
Friary court at St . James Palace
where Queen Victoria presented
herself to the people upon the .
opening of her memorable reigB
and blew a fanfare through their
Iong silver trumpets '
The precincts of the palace by
this time were "a great , mass of
people, many of, whom could se
cure but the briefest glimpse of
the proceedings. The balconies
and roofs of the ancient palace
which had been draped with red
cloths were reserved for the nota
bles alio of whom were in deepest
mourning. Members of the roya
household, the ministers and their
wives and high officers of State,
all in brilliant uniforms, were
gathered around the court . Gen
eral Sir John D. P. French, with
headquarters staff in full dress
uniform, stood surrounded by a
tronn nf horsft eruards in their red I
tuiaJcis anefbreast plates' of poKsfi
From the windows of Marlboi-!
ough House immediately opposite
the Duke of Cornwall, the young
est heir to the throne, the younger
Prince and Princess Mary watch
ed the ceremony.
The heralds having concludev
their duties, the officers of arms
chief of whom is the Duke of
Norfolk, the hereditary earl mar
shal and chief butler, of England
took their places on the balcony
forming the great heraldic com
pany. None wore mourning, this
having been removoed for the oc
casion. Sir Alfred Scott Gatty,
garter principal king of arms with
the Duke of Norfolk and two offi
cers bearing the staves of officers
stepped to the front of the bal
cony and in a voice which could
be heard across the court and in
the streets adjoining, read the pro
clamation while great throng
stood uncovered in a drizzling
rain. i .
The Duke and Sir Alfred then
called for three cheers for the
King and the people responded
with fairly deafening hurrahs
which were silenced only by the
reappearance of the heralds who
sounded another fanfare. 1
The last note hardly died away
when the band of the Cold Stream
Guards, which had taken up a po
sition in the square, struck up,
vjuu. oil v c mc .u.xu.g .
The young princess from their
point of vantage in the windows
of Marlborough House stood withi
their hands at salute and the offi
cers and troops stood at attention.
, As the national anthem was con
eluded the first gun from the bat
tery in St. James PaTk belched a
royal salute and the -people in the
square and the streets at the same
moment took up the refrain, God
Save the King
This was probably the most im
pressive part of the ceremony, the
fervent singing of the crowds
growing in volume as more and
more singers joined in, while a
minute intervals . th guns half
drowned the ; chorus. Meanwhile
the royal standard had been
hoisted over Marlborough House
indicating that the -King was in
td.tak a leading part In the 'ie-i
the royal residenqe and "flags Hupon
the.-public .offices' throughout: the
icity were raised tb' tHe mastheads:
; The royal standard on the Buck
ingham Palace alone Temained at
hal mast , :. Th?' flags' will remain
at masthead until sunset tnis even
ing when they will be . lowered
again; to half-inasi t'-r . '
The; Duke k6rfolkd"si
Alfred Scott-Gatty, .the officers o
Stat'e and! others of he disinguish
ed company in " Friary court con
tinued in -eirjtijb.tintii the
people, having concluded teh sing
ing or ine national antnem turned
towards MarlboTdu gh" House and
renewed itheir . cheers for the King,
a glimpse of whpm was caught
as he stood . at the" window with
Queen Maryvat h side. ? ;T
H ARRIMAN 'S DAUGHTER
Reported That She Will Marry
Man Who 'Dcsned Memooria
New York,'May-;4. Mrs. Mary
Averell Harriman, widow of the
late E. H. Hariiman, declined
toniftht that her aughter, Mary
will marry Charleli Cary Ramsey
of Buffalo. .Whe informed thin
afternoon that raws of such an
engagement was current she sent
back word:: - - :
''I will neither 'confirm nor
deny the report' M Sbe would add
nothing this laconic statement.
Miss Mary Harrfman was said
to.be her father's! favorite daugh
ter. She shared $is love of hor
ses and cattle, his plain spoken
ways and capacity for affairs.
Duriug his life he took the great
est pride in her executive ability
and at his death, she succeeded
a manager ot Arden farms with
their 46,000 acres and hundreds
of head of cattle.,
t L i , i
and polo player, as well' as scul
ptor. It was his moded that
was accepted by a committee
chosen to build a memorial to
Harriman at' Goshen, the county
seat of Orange county, in which
Arden. farms are situated in re
cognition of Harriman's services
as a breeder of blooded horses
and a builder of good roads.
4 tmp "
THE FASCINATION OF BAR
How many women are there in
this country who have not, at
some time or other, says Mary
Heaon Vorse in Success Magazine,
gone out with the intention o
buying winter stockings and hav
come home with five yards of pom
padour ribbon or a muslin kimono
instead? How many are there
who make out a shopping list and
sternly buy what they intended
to ? How many can turn their
faces from "a wonderful value1
and refrain from buying a mark
ed-down piece of goods they may
some day want, instead of buying
the useful but uninteresting
things they need today? It is
said that such women exist, and
if they do they are : either very
noble and possess wdnderful will
power, or else are utterly without
the sporting instinct or imagina
tion, for it is the sporting in
stinct that shopping, as it is done
in his country, appeals to.
Is iti;he sordid desire of getting
something for nothing that makes
the American "woman read; the
massive ' advertisement columns?
It is hard to think it. Is it pure
onnisitiveness that sends her
VlfV v- - ,
farms? forth into the mighty
jungle of the department store
day by day? No, it isn't that;, it
is the instinct of the game, for
most women are not shrewd bar
gain buyers ; -X X ;. '
. Taft probably feels easier since
the announcement- has been made
that Theodore Roosevelt says he
hass decided; once and for all to
remam' a. private. citizen.' ; , ;.
: REWABDED FOE .( HEROISM ; I
Two North i Carolina - Negroes to
r Receive Carnegie Medals--Will
; Get Cash Also.' ; -'.' W-X;
: ; Wadesboro, May 8 . The Car
negie 'V hero fund commissiqn -has
Uotified ;Re v ; ' . T ; '. W . Chainbliss
of the awards made in the case of
Ilarley .Tonilins6n, and Frank
Forrest . It will be remembered
by readers of The Observer - that
last August, -Cwhile ; the Pee Dee
river was in flood, Col. Hi G.
Myers of Memphis, Tenn., and
Mr. A. J. Little of Little : Mills,
who were traveling to Little MilLs
,by, buggy," attempted to cross the
river . " , They , were in the ferry
boat which was in charge of three
-. . i
negroes, Frank Snuggs, Jule
Snuggs and Oscar Colson. When
about half way across the
river .the front cliain which had
beeii properly.: shortened but not
securely fastened, slipped its fas
tening, letting the front end of the
boat down stream unil the boat
was at right angles with the cur
ren. The current running very
swift, overturned the boat, and it
sank. The occupants of the boat
with the buggy and team were
swept from the boat by the cur
rent with the exception of one of
the boat hands. '
u i - vu mc uau-o. Ui mu at tuu
time was Harvey Tomlinson aid
Frank Forrest. 'These two ne
groes immediatey took a small row
boat and went to the rescue of the
party. Oscar Colson was still
clinging to te sunken ferry boat
In attempting to rescue ' Colson
Tomllnson and Colson were both
drowned and Forrest 'was swept
off from his boat and down the
stream, i- Later his son, Greely
Forrest, rescued Frank orrest
and the two together went back: to
the scene . of wreck and brought
off all the others who were alive.
both rescued without any injury.
Shortly after the affair occur
ed Rev. Mr. Chambliss brought
the matter before the attention of
the Carnegie hero fund commis
sion, with the result that an inves
tigation was made and full report
of the incident was taken before
commission , at JPittsbure. The
result of this investigation is that
the commission at Pittsburg. The
bronze medals, one to the family
of Harley Tomlhisoni to his widow
and the other to Frank Forrest.
In addition to the medals the com
mission has awarded to the widow
of Harley Tomlinson the, sum of
$15 a month as long as Be may
live, and to Frank Forrest, the
commision has given the sum of
$500 in addition to his medal.
AN HONEST HORSE TRADER.
Sibley Says He Has Sold $1,000,
000 Worth and Never Cheated.
Franklin, Pa., May 7. "I ex
pect to win this fight and will win
it;" says Joseph' C. Sibley in a
letter, in which he opens his cam
paign for congress in the. Twenty
eighth district, against the present
incumbent, Nelson P. -Wheeler.
He charges Mr. Wheeler witfli en
listing the service of all the po-
litical Tiff -raff of the district and
with having set aside $100,000 to
. Mr. Sibley also charges Mr.
Wheeler with having in his ser
vice ''some of the most unprinci
pled and degraded newspaper men
that have ever disgraced the Com
Mr . Sibley, closes his letter
with an appeal to the farmers to
rally to his support. He says-he.
has . sold $1,000,000 worth .of
horses nnd never cheated a man in
Mrs. Ruth Bryan Leavitt mar
ried some more today. Hope she
wont have" as many ' dissapoint
ments as her father nor make: as.
many matrimonial races as iier
father has made political ones.
Raleigh Evening Times.
Let the SprmW rains wash your
rrroouch awar. ! ' . ,
: HERD OF COWS AIJ DEAF-
Lightning !s ,(hh; Seems , to Have
; Injured Cattle .: '
.. York, Pa., May. .7 In a rief
but severe electrical torni light
ning struck the residence . of
J oseph Strickler, in Wrghtsyille.
and through some uncountable
freak rendered stone deaf . every
one of a herd of .cows ownd by.
Latimer Gemmill near Brogue
ville, '.. V ; f-.
The bolt struck the chimney on
the .Strickler home; came out of a
pipe hole. on the second. floor and
ripped off some of the wallpaper,
and blew the flne stop, across the
i.iifn r-1 1 1 i mi i itm r rt a is t o n
room - . ; ?
The deafening of the cows is a
m. " atier me storm taev
failed to come to the bars at the
familiar call, and further experi
ments showed their hearing to be
destoyed. ': -
. Some Interesting SStatistics-
Shall we take restaurant keep-j
ing? The Standard Oil interests
control one "chain? of restau
rants and, the American Tobacco
interests control another.
Or printing? ; One house in
New York issues and prints twen
ty periodicals, and. the small inde
pendent printer,, like the small in
dependent publisher, is disappear
ing. : ; . ..
Milk? The Standard Oil inters!
ests own the Milk Trust. V
Foundries or iron works? The
Steel Trust looks after them. , i
Stores Company owns about. :six
nuuurea reiaii stores ana wm own
many more when the- present
chances of Utigation are removed.
Machinery ? Largely controlled
by institutions like the American
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ticuiany vicious iorm oi tnese
Men's clothinff? Passing inta
the "chain" system. One com
pany owns thirty-seven clothing
stores in the west.
Bauks? Owned or controllec
chiefly by the Standard Oil, Mbr
gan or Beef Trust ' chains."
Butcher shops ? Under .proces
of absorption through, the ab
sorbed grocery stores, - or -becom-ig
practically the agencies for the
The department stores-' con
stantly increase in number and in
What does that mean ?
It means that the men that in a.
past generation would have .heei
independent merchants are now
the employees of these stores, jand
never can be anything else j em-,
ployees on wages with . time
checks, fines, and, their daily work
dependent upon a manager's ca
price. That is their prospect in
life. It is hard (in some, of its
aspects), and we dislike to admit
it,' but it is the truh .
1 TVio crcrarin AfTturimpnt. Ht.nrea
a-rrf mQil'niWav hrniQaa ova Kti 1 1 T" Aft
the ruins of independent stores,
just as the Christian churches jof
Rome were built of , the frag
ments of the old temples, and each
independent store destroyed isj an
indpendent merchant turned into
a salaried employee From" The
Power Behind the Republic,";by
Charles Edward Russell. 1 ' - : "
The human-croaker dosen't
make as big a splash as the bull
frog. Standby your convictions and
sit down on others.
.; Some women make good catches
while others make bad muffs.;
There is no settin the clock back
when the time comes to die . allow his boys to smoke eigar- -
It may be so that trouble never ettes ?7 ; - f.
comes alone, but the 'old miaida ; The Spaniards have smoked ci
are willing to take a chance. . rettes for generations; and' see
It is fine to "pin roses on people -what they, have come to . Spain ,
but the proper spirit has got to go
oacK ox tue x uu.uow;
stick them with the pin when you
place the roses on them
Scatter sunshine.' the, wprld
needs it and you will be the better
of it. :- ; , '
; - .; PKAYER, i S ; . J ,: 1
i We would come to thee.
Jld, with. glad;, and.'; trusjhful ) '
neartsior Tnou dost call us to .
Thyself by ! all. Thy great
ness toward us, and - most
Iy because Thou hast,come near f ;
ius in such tender and gentle fash-
loDi in him in whom Thy name is
We T)less Thee that; all questioning
of our minds . and longings of bur :
hearjts, and the tremor of our con
sciences, meet what they need inf i
Jesus Christ; and we beseech The : r
that He may more and more.be to?
each; of vls our all and all.t Seeing --V
comnig near .him j may .we h!fi:.4f0f0
Losing Him, may; our hearts H&e
filled with. the Sweet and cleansing,-.: --JMfi
influence; of - Go'd's V loye, and mii-SB3W&!0
all our daily .wxjrkiye" haVe ;U&JC
taht blessed example ever before
us, and that mighty Friend ever :
with us to make our poor feet to ".';
tread in His footsteps who goeth i
before us and is the Pattern as
well as the way. Amen. Select-''.
Influence- of Cigarettes 'on
Youths of America. ;
J Cigarettes are sometimes spoken
of as . "nails' They are nails .
Every; one smoked is a. nail in the.
smokers coffin Nothing is more
deadly to the youth of today than
those little paper covered demons
called, cigarettes. .
'. A serpant will give warning be
tore it strikes, but the demon ni-
f; - k coW
He undermines his A victim '
i,. tmin hMrl. ariri : fiftnir;
- Pts hrouffh there is but
i phygical and moral ck on the
that muddled brain, those shatter-. r
ed nerves come from, but 'from; the
deadly poison, contained in cigar
ettes. "v ' ' . "' -.1.
Cigarettes are, the most deadly
enemy mankind. has to comba
with. Men use alcohol, China-
men iiqo nninm Tint, t.hft linvs'JJTif
g Qf more'
deadly, poison, nicotine .
A chemist recently took the to- t
bacco used in a common cigarette
and soaked it in six teaspoonfuls
of water and then injected, it un
der the -skin of a cat. .The eat
went " into convulsions and died
within fifteen minutes . A single
drop of .nicotine has been known ;
to kill- a bloodhound in seven
minutes. ; . ' ' .' . " ,
Look through our insane asyv
lums and you "will find that' the .
most pitiable cases of insanity are
caused ' by cigarettes . 1 Jn Chicago 4
some of the largest - merehantile i
houses have this rule: "No cigar- ;
ettes, can be smoked by employees .
"Why ? Because; it deadens their ;
brains, ruinstheir morals and de-"
- - . . .
their minds, whjch is the secret
mmas, wmen is xne
of all success of life. '.
The superintendent of the Lin-
dell,! Street railway of St. Louis '
says : "A"man' who smokes ciga- '
rettes is as dangerous at the front
. of, & motor, as a man who drinks .
, His nerves are apt to give way at .'
any moment. If I find a car run T
ning badly,; I immediately begin
to investigate: to find if the man
smokea .cigarettes . Nine time
out of ten he does. When he
does he gets the 'time cheek' for;
good." -' " ' . 7 ;.;;v::;
.Cigarettes are to the youth of
America what opium i-.. is to the v
Chinese As such1 they should be
put down . ; Why. does Uncle Sam
L who once was one of the greatest
i.ww wwicigjvu?? . z :
her sea power, and is a wearing
among-nanpnsv lgarexie smo
e'rs, bewarel 7; America beware I5;
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