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VICTIMS OF FIERCE
800 UP TO M
Mutiny Broke Out Last Night in
Fortress of Sveaborg, Finland.
Artillerymen Join Mutineers.
Artillery Turned Guns on Loyal
Trocps with Great Havoc.
The Dead and Injured were Taken
to Heisirgfors. Fight Con
tinues, Over 600 Killed or
Wounded. Warships Bombard
Stockholm, July 31.—1t is reported
that mutiny broke out at midnight in
the fortress of Sveaborg, Finland.
The officers, families and wounded
are said to have been to Hel
A dispatch from Helsingfors says
the artillerymen joined the Sveaborg
mutineers, but the infantry remained
loyal. Artillery trained their guns on
the loyal troops, 500 of whom were
killed or wounded.
It is stated that a large part of the
Sveaborg fortress are in the hands of
mutineers. An outbreak also oc
curred at Skatudden. The officers
t&ere Were made prisoners and the
soldiers elected* their leaders. One
officer was killed. The Russian tor
pedo destroyer Finn is bombarding
the barracks and mutineers.
London, July 31.—A dispatch from
Helsingfors, Finland, says a portion
of the garrison of Sveaborg, Finland,
muainied last night and that a long
and sanguinary struggle took place
between the mutineers and loyal
troops, in which the former are said
to have been victorious. The muti
neers are now in possession of the
fortress. "* : ' *
London, July 31. —A later dispatch
from Helsingfors says fierce fighting
continues at Sveaborg. Up to mid
day over GOO men were killed or
Warships are now bombarding the
lortress and the inhabitants of rtel
singfors are in a state of panic.
A serious mutiny has broken out in
the great island fortress of Sveaborg,
which defends the sea approaches to
Since 10 last night there has been
heavy cannonading at the fortress in
terspersed with volleys of rifle shoot
ing. The sound of cheering among the
soldiers is distinctly audible in Hel
infors indicating that fighting was in
progress during the whole night be
tween the mutineers and the loyal
troops. It is impossible to reach the
fortress, but it is said several hundred
are deod and wounded.
The cause of the mutiny is said to
have been the death of a soldier in the
battalion of Sappos and Miners. His
comrades claim it was due to ill treat
ment. The rose and were joined by
the artillerymen. Together they out
numbered the loyal infantry troops
who were supported by their officers.
The infantry from the Skatudden bar
racks, which stands on the seafront in
Helsingfors were immediately ordered
out. Two torpedo boats lying at an
chorage off the city opened with rapid
fire guns against the barracks, shoot
ing over the heads of the people, gath
ered up the sea front and causing a
The greatest excitement prevailed,
but the Socialistic workmen and Red
Guard of Helsingfors were all highly
elated over the outbreak. They threat
ened to take advantage of the situation
and proclaim a general strik for the
purpose of tying up the rairoads. At
the latest report the forties- at Svea
borg was completely in- the hands of
NEGRO WILL PROBABLY HANG.
Negro Who Assaulted Girl Brought
Up for Trial—Strong Feeling
Against Him —Gallows' Alreaay
Mayfield, Ky., July 31.—'The May
field company of the militia under
arms and Hopkinsville command is
coming to assist in protecting Allen
Mathis, the negro arrested for as
saulting Ethel McLane, who has been
in the Louisville jail lor safe keep
The negro will arrive here this
evening. Excitement grows and busi
ness is practically suspended, it is
•feared there will be trouble tonight
if the negro is not taken off the train
lefore he reaches Mayfield. The
trial begins tomorrow. It is expect
ed to be over in one hour. The gal
lows for the execution was erected
7 esterady and it is believed Mathis
will be taken directly from the court
room to the scaffold.
Newport, July 31. —A collision be
tween the battleships Alabama and
Illinois occurred last night in a thick
log, while the squadron was making
for this harbor. It* is reported that
neither .ship was injured below the
water line, although the exact dam
age is not stated.
THE HICKORY DEMOCRAT
HARTJE CASE WILL CONTINUE.
Will Probably Not be Concluded for
Week or More—Some Sensational
Pittsburg, July 31.—When the
Hartje case was resumed it was re
garded as a forgone conclusion that
the proceedings would extend into
next week and possibly the week
following. Detective Munsey was
recalled by the plaintiffs counsel but
Judge Frazer refused to admit the
testimony, saying he would not al
low them to reinforce their case by
introducing direct evidence. Ser
geant Hanley, of the Oakland Police
Station, told of Madine reporting the
lobbery of his trunk.
Augustus Hartje, formally denied
on the witness stand all allegations
against him about offering Madine
$5,000 to tell that a certain man was
at the Hartje home alone with Mrs.
Hartje, that he visited a resort on
Second avenue and that he had taken
a blonde woman home with him.
Hartje admitted owning the property
tn Second avenue, but said he di
not know of the character of tenants
until last week when he heard of
them in court.
The witness also denied offering
Madine $2,500 to kill a man.
40 LASHES ADMINISTERED
Trial of Wood and Porter Continued —
Lyman Swore he Received 40 Lashes
Pensacola, July 31. —The preliminary
trial of Robert Gallagher Wood super
intendent, and J. Porter, bookkeeper
for the Jackson Lumber Co. at Lock
hart, Ala., on the charge of peonage,
which began yesterday, continued be
fore United States Commissioner
Harry Lyman, of New York, made
an oath that he had been given 20
lashes with rawhide for attempting to
get away after having been run down
with bloodhounds, and an additional
20 because he would not plead fot
AFRICAN WOULD BE
LIEUT, GOV. IN ALA,
for the First Time Since Recon
struction Days a Negro To-day
Announced H'mselfas Candid
ale for Lieutenant Governor oi
Alabama. Subject to Primary.
Birmingham, Ala., July 31. —Ad-
wimbs of Greensboro, Alabama, one of
the well known negroes of Alabama,
who was a delegate to the last Nation
al Republican Convention has address
ed a letter to Chairman Thomson of
the Republican State Committee an
nouncing his candidacy for Lieutenant
Governor, at the approaching primary.
In Session This Week—Death of Mr.
Morse and Also of an lanfant.
Shelby, July 31.—Cleveland Super
ior Court convened Monday, Judge
Peebles presiding, and Solicitor Her
lot Clarkson representing the State.
The docket is very light. The crim
inal docket consisting solely of cases
of retailing, assault, etc. The civil
cases are booked to begin Wednes
day, August Ist. No cases of great
importance. It is expected that all
business will be finished this week.
Miss Kate York, of Cherryville, is
the guest of Miss Madge Osborne.
Mr. J. Heywood Hull, of New York,
is here on business and pleasure
The death angel entered the house
of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Austill on
Monday morning and took from them
their baby, Harry, aged 2 years.
The little one had been ill for three
months with tuberculosis of the
On Saturday night Mr. W. Hill
Morse died of typhoid fever at his
home at Waco, after an illness of
several weeks. He was 38 years of
age and leaves a wife and baby. The
funeral services were conducted by
his pastor. Rev. Mr. Pasour. He
was a consistant member of the Bap
tist church. He was buried with
Masonic honors. The Grand Lodge
of Cherryvilie, Waco, Fallston and
Miss Dorris Jenkins and Mr.
Chalmers Green, of Beaver uam sec
tion, betcok themselves to South
Carolina Sunday and were wed.
Mr. Eli Hardin, who has for many
years been in the West, is now here
en a visit to his old home.
Mr. W. H. Redfern, of Charlotte,
ie in the city.
SULLIVAN MUST RESIGN.
Refuses to Take Mr. Bryan's Advice
and Resign From National Com
Chicago, July 31. —Judge Owen
mompson of Jacksonville, 111., an
nounced this afternoon that in a
letter dated July 17, William J. Bry
an requested Judge Thompson to call
upon Roger Sullivan with a message
from Bryan Requesting that Sullivan
in the interest of harmony at once
lesign as the national committeeman
from Illinois. Thompson says he
saw Sullivan and delivered Mr. Bry
an s message. Sullivan "declined to
resigyi. Thompson thereupon made
% public a letter from Bryan ueclaring
f that the National Comm... eeman
Sullivan holds office by fraud and
that it is impossible for honest Dem
ocrats to associate with Sullivan as
u member of the national committee-
' fT§T§] Uncle Sam —"Au Revoir! Good Luck to You."
TWO MEN KILLED
After shooting his Countryman the
Murderer was Stabbed Himself and
New York, July 31. —Vengeance for
the murder he had committed was
visited upon an Italian named Salva
tore Siammonco after he had shot and
mortally wounded his countryman
Salvatore Carodone on South Street,
near Fulton market.
Hardly a minute after the
Siammonco was stabbed in the heart
and instantly killed by Guisseppe
Tocco. All three were peddlers who
were buying fish at the market, and
engaged in an altercation.
DAMAGE OF $3,500
Was Awarded the Norfolk and Western
Norfolk, Va., July 31. —Commission-
ers appointed by the Norfolk county
circuit court have awarded the Nor
folk and Western $3,500 damages by
reason of the Tidewater Railway cross
ing formerly at the grade crossing
for the entrance to Norfolk. The Nor
folk and Western claimed $265,000 and
the Tidewater offered $2,200. i
BIG NEGRO MEETING.
Several Thousand Delegates are Pres
• ent at Negro Congress.
Washington, July 31. —The Negro
Young People's Christian and Educa
tional Congress began a five days' ses
sion, the Relegates numbering several
thousand, are most from the Southern
HEAD CAUGHT 111
WilPam Briggs, 15 Year Old
Boy, had his Head Caught in
Machine and Mangled Horribly,
Is Still Unconscious. Skull
Union, S. C.. July 31—A special
from Jonesville today says William
Briggs, aged 15 had his head caught
in a carding machine at the yarn
mill of the Jonesville Manufactur
ing Co. here this morning about y
o'clock, and is now in a desperate
His skull was fractured, his scalp
broken in several places, and his
body bruised, though he was not
taken off his feet.
How his head got caught in the
machine which is worked by pulleys
cr how long he had been there is not
known, for when discovered he was
unconscious and still remains so.
.But slight hones are entertained
for hl3 recover:'. About two years
ago young Briggs had a brother
killed in the Pacolet Mills by being
caught in the shafting and dashed to
Loss by Fire $175,000 -
Buffalo, July 31. —The box factory
of the Montgomery Brothers, Pierce
Automobile Company and smaller con
cerns were damaged $175,000 by fire.
Fred Obrien the night watchman is
NAT. DEMOCRATIC CLUB.
Will Probably be the New Name of
the Democratic Club.
New York, July 31. —The Democratic
club made an application before Jus
tice McLean's court for an order enti
tling it to change its name to the Na
tional Democratic Club. It is the pur
pose of the club petition set forth to
admit in the future members residing
in all States of the country and ex
tend operations to all parts of the
United States. The court announced
its intention of granting the applica
HICKORY, N, P., THURSDAY AUGUST 2,19 C6 f
NEW COMPANIES CHARTERED.
Several Large Companies Were To-
Day Chartered by Secretary of the
Raleigh, July* 31. —The French-
Broad Quarry and Building Material
Co. of Asheviiiw.. was 'Jtiarrered to-
Gay, J. M. Gudger, Judge J. C.
f'ritchard, being the principal incor
porators, an authorized capital
of $lO,OOO, subscribed $l,BOO.
Other charters were the Century
Development Co. of Salisbury, for de
veloping real estate. J. F. Murdock,
C. M. Bell, being the principal in
i orporators; the H. Susman Co. of
Washington, N. C., at a $50,000 capi
tal, for a general mercantile business,
ihe principal incorporators being H.
tusman and C. E. Harding; the
Club, of Williamston, without a cap
ital, to maintain library club apart
ments, Dennis S. Biggs, being presi
dent, S. A. Newell, secretary-treas
urer; also the Benefield Furniture
Co. amends its charter so as to au
thorize the issuance of $5,000 prefer
led stock. J. L. Spencer is presi
Governor Swanson and Adjutant
General Anderson of Virginia have
written J. A. Spence, merchant here
and manager Wright of the Union
Newa Stand at the Raleigh Union sta
tion that steps will be taken at once
to remunerate them for the large
quantities of fruits and other edibles
that were taken from their places of
business last Friday by the Virginia
troops while the train that was con
veying them to Chicamauga was in
the Union depot, the men having, it
is alleged, helped themselves to large
quantities of fruits, sandwiches and
other articles on display without offer
ing to pay for them. Col. Vaughn of
the 71st. Regiment has been directed
by the Governor and Adjutant General
of Virginia to make a thorough inves
tigation and report to them as soon
as this is done. The two Raleigh mer
chants will be compensated for their
Fire broke out about nine o'clock
last night in the clothing and" gentle
men's furnishings store of of Lee &
Broughton on Fayetteville street and
did about $lO,OOO damage before it was
extinguished. The origin is thought
to have been rats and matches in a
pile of trash paper in the rear of the
store. The stock was valued at $14,-
000 and about $9,000 insurance was
carried, part of it being in the North
Carolina Home and Atlantic Insurance
copanies of Raleigh. It was pretty
well distributed among the leading
companies of the country. E. H. Lee,
of the firm, is a member of the board
Governor Glenn, Col. A. H. Arring
ton, private secretary, left yesterday
morning for Morehead to attend the
encampment of the Second North Car
olina National Guard in progress there.
Governor Glenn will review the troops
MRS, HARRY THAW
She States Most Emphatically that
she and Harry's Moiher are on
*he Best of T erms and Have
had no Disagreement What
New York. July 31.—"1 wish you
would deny the stories sent out about
the falling out between Harry's moth
er and myself," said Mrs. Harry
Thaw when she visited the Tombs to
see her husband today.
"It is an infamous lie," she con
tinued. "We are best of friends,
both working for Harry's best inter
"Mrs. Thaw was asked about the
repqrt that Harry Thaw and his
mother had disagreed over the meth
od of conducting his defense.
"You may deny that too, if you
want to," replied Mrs. Thaw. It
isn't true. As far as I know they are
getting along famously."
A HUMAN DERRICK.
It Being Made to Suspend Wreck
Patient in Mid Air.
Strange as it may sound, a derrick
is being manufactured by 'a Char
lotte firm for the purpose of raising
a woman from a cot in the Good
Lizzie Bowman, one of the injured
in thV Seaboard wreck near Hamlet
j-everal days ago, weighs .360 pounds.
She was fearfully mangled and at one
time her lite was •• despaired of.
Splendid medical attention and good
nursing have about brought the wo
r. an through the critical period.
She, however, suffers greatly from
wounds on the back and the physl
c ans now find it necessary to sus
pend-her in mid air, in order that
the wounds may be properly dresed.
In order to do this the firm of As
lury & Finger have been given an
oruer to construct a derrick that wil]
be used in raising the woman when
.he nurses wish to dress her wounds.
Dr. Wilder in informing the re
porter this morning of this human
cerrick. said that it was very neces
sary that such an apparatus be maae.
He lias superintended the construc
tion of this novel medical device.
OHIO POLITICAL SITUATION.
Is Discussed by President and Senator
Dick and Secretary Dover.
Oyster Bay, July 31.—Senator Dick,
of Ohio, and Secretary Dover of the
Republican National Committee had
a two hours conference with the Pres
ident on the Ohio political situation.
New York. July 31. —The executive
council of the International Policy
holders committee met to consider the
names to be placed upon the policy
holders ticket for trustees of the Mu
tual and New York Life.
HI COUNTRY ROME
Mr. and Mrs, Rockefeller Reach
ed Cleveland To-day and were
Driven to Country Home. Talks
of America and the Reforms
Cleveland, July 31. —Mr. and Mrs.
John D. Rockefeller reached Cleveland
early this morning and were driven di
rectly to Forest Hill, their suburban
Mr. Rockefeller said:
"I hope the time will come when
some of the people will know others
of the people better.
"You newspaper men can do much
toward making some of us better ac
quainted with others. You can tell
what kind oi people we are. I believe
the duty of the paper is to do this."
He said that he was glad to get aome
"If you don't think it is pl easure to
be here go to another country for a
time. Our own country is best,
though we can still make great im
FIERCE WAR WAGES
War Between Armenians, Tartars and
Russians Assume Serious Propor
tions. • \
St. Petersburg, July 31. —A fierco
war is raging in Caucassus between
the Armenians, Tartars and Russians,
especially near the Persian Frontier
is assuming threatening dimentions.
There is considerable apprehension
that it may cause an outbreak of the
Holy war. for which serious agitation
heve been in progress both among the
Shiite, and Sunnite Tartars for a
ACCIDENT TO MR. CANNON.
Skull Fractured in Automobile Acci-
dent Last Night at Concord.
Concord, July 31. —Mr. Eugene Can
non, son of Mr. J. W. cannon, or this
city, was dangerously if nm raitally
injured here last night about 10:30
Young Cannon left his home for the
station in his touring car to meet his
mother and father who were expected
.home from Flat Rock. When he reach
i the station he learned that the
in on which his parents were ex
pected was late and he decided to take
At the station, night Ticket Agent
Edward Lady got aboard the car and
he and Mr.Connon passedswiftly out tlie
road in rear of the station. About 200
yards from the station there is a
bridge that spans Buffalo creek. Just
as Mr. Cannon guided the machine to
wards the bridge the swift moving au
tomobile struck the edge of the struc
ture with fearful force, smashing it
Nothing was known of the accident
until Mr. Lady managed to crawl a
distance of 175 feet to the station
where he informed some persons
there of the trouble.
When the automobile was reached
Mr. Cannon was found lying to the
ifront of the machine with his head
down beneath particles of the broken
and twisted automobile. He was un
conscious and was removed to his
home as quickly as possible. Physi
cians were hastily summoned. On ex
amination it was found that he had
sustained a fracture of the skull, the
wound being on the right side, just
behind the ear.
The young man has been in a semi
-conscious condition all day. At three
o'clock this afternoon the attending
physicians say that the young man is
getting along as well as could be ex
pected under the circumstances.
Mr. J. W. Cannon, his father, arrived
this afternoon on No. 3G which was
several hours late. Mrs. Cannon will
arrive home on No. 12 this evening.
Both were at Flat Rock when the acci
MR, HAMMER CALLS
OK IRE PRISONERS
Man who will Prosecute the Five
Negroes for the Murder of the
Lyerly's was at Mecklenburg
Jail Sunday. He Inierviews
Witresses and Prisoners,
Solicitor Hammer who will prose
cute the five negroes now in Mecklen
burg jail, charged with the murder of
the Lyerly family, was in Charlotte
Sunday. He went to the and
had a talk with the two negro wit
nesses who that Jack Dilling
ham has made a confession. He also
questioned the prisoners. The Salis
bury Post has this to say of Solici
tor Hammer's visit:
"Solicitor Hammer was in Salis
bury cgain yesterday and as on his
previous visit gave his whole time
to the case of the negroes charged
with the murder of the Lyerly fami
ly. Mr. Hammer ran to Char
lotte and Qjestioned the witnesses
and prisoners but if he got any satis
faction from the latter he does not
say so. It is certain that the two
men confined' in the cell with Jack
Dillingham will be introduced as wit
nesses by the State Siefr testi
mony will be valuable.
"The solicitor made another trip
through the country to Barbers Junc
tion yesterday in order to familiarize
himself with the local surroundings,
and question certain witnesses.
"The special term of court ordered
by Governor Glenn convenes nexti
Monday morning in Salisbury. The
selection of a jury will occupy the
court possibly for an hour, after
which the ease will be opened. So
far none of the defendants have em
ployed counsel and it will probably
devolve upon Judge Long to appoint
members of the Salisbury bar to ap
pear for them. •
"All told more than a half hundred
witnesses will be examined but most
of these will be disposed of in a few
minutes. The cases will be tried in
a regular and orderly manner and no
trouble from outside sources is an
ticipated. An immense crowd will
be in Salisbury, however. All Cleve
land township will be here and the
court room will not ue able to accom
modate half the number that wish to
attend the trial."
CORNER STONE LAID
Corner Stone of New Senate Office
Building Laid Today,
Washington, July.—The cornerstone
or the new Senate office - building
fronting on Capital Plaza was laid at
noon. The exercises were entirely in
formal and were in striking contrast
to those when the cornerstone for the
House building was laid in the spring,
upon which occasion the Masonic order
had charge of the ceremonies and
President Roosevelt delivered the
"Muck rake" speech.
A DOUBLE TRAGEDY.
Husband Shot arid Killed His Wife
Greenville, 0.. July 31. —As a re
sult of the divorce suit growing out
of the quarrels over the wife's
children by former marriage, Samuei
Demond, aged 37, shot and killed his
wife, aged 35, then shot himself with
the same revolver, dying soon after
/ 1 ,u 11 1
THE BEST JO3 PRINTING OF >
j ALL KINDS AT THIS OFFICE.
PRESIDENTS IN U. S.
President Roosevelt Sends Pope
at Rome his Most Profound Re
gards. Tells Him he has Al
ways Tried to Treat Catholics
Cites his Appointments as proofs.
Sa>s he Expects to See Catho
lic Presidents in this Republic
as well as Protestants.* The
Rome, July 31.—The Pope received
the Pilgrimages conducted by Bishop
Gabriel of Ogdensburg, N. Y. Bishop
Gabriels quoted President Roosevelt
as saying to him on learning that the
Bishop was to conduct a pilgrimage to
"Tell the Pope I send him my pro
found regards. I have tried to treat
Protestants and Catholics alike, as my
latest appointments show. I will try
to perpetuate this policy.
"This republic will stand for many
a century. I expect > there will be
Cathoiic Presidents as well as Protes
tant. I trust they all will treat each
other as I have tried to do."
The the Bishop most
warmly, expressed great love for the
United States and the veYy highest
esteem for President Roosevelt.
CHANGES ON A. C. L.
Two New Superintendents Appointed
—Mr. Jobe Resigns—Personal.
Wilmington, July 31. —The follow
ing changes will take place on the
Atlantic Ccast Line Railroad, effec
tive August Ist, 1906, which have
been mado known by a circular from
the office of Mr. A. W. Anderson,
.-rrneral . and
by Mr. W. N. Royal, general mana
ger: Mr. E. R. Wooton, has been
appointed superintendent of .the Rich
[ mond district, vice Mr. J. P. Rus
sell, resigned. Mr. J. F. Council has
been appointed superintendent of the
Norfolk district, vice Mr. E. R.
Mi 1 . Charles T. Bennett, for a num
ber of years chief clerk of the Orton
Hotel in this city, has resigned his
position with that hostelry and ac
cepted one with a large hotel in
Norfolk, Va„ Mr. Bennett is well
known to all traveling men in North
Carolina as a clever and att'aole hotel
man and his many friends will re
gret to knhw thrt in the future he
will make his home in Virginia.
Rev. A. McCullen.. pastor of Fifth
Street M. E. Church of this city, who
is also chrnla'n of the Third Regi
ment, N. C. N. G. ranking as cap
tain, advises thas it is his intention
to go with that regiment to Chica
mauga cn August 19th, where they
will participate in the maneuvers of
the other national guards and regu
lars at that place.
Mr. R. N. Jobe for some years a
clerk in the office of the auditor
freight receipts of the A. C. L. Rail
road, has resigned his position and
left today for Cleveland. 0., where
he will work in the general offices
of the L. S. & M. S. Y.
.Miss Bessie Muse, of Raleigh, N.
C., is the guest of Miss Jennie Stan
land on Princess street.
Mr. W. F. Alexander, Jr., a young
railroad man of Richmond. Va., is
in the city for a few days on a visit
to his parents.
XAISER ACCUSERD OF
HAVING COLD HEART.
Bold Newspaper Declares That Empe
ror Is Egotistic to the Verge of Self
Berlin, July 30.—The Kaiser's want
of sympathy with the feelings of his
people, is the subject of some out
spoken criticism,, by publishing which
the National Zeitung, the organ of the
National Liberty party, lias risked
prosecution for lese majeste.
The paper finds fault with the Em
peror for his egotistic method of cele
brating the birth of his first grandson.
Instead Qf signalizing the happy event
by procalaiming an amnesty for polit
ical and minor offences, he contented
himself with conferring on the Impe-.
rial yacht Hohenzollern the privilege
of having a special march played in
memory of the fact that he, the Empe
ror, spent the birthday of his first
grandson in company with the officers
of the imperial yacht.
"An amnesty." says the National
Zeitung, "would have been interpreted
by the nation as a sign that its sov
ereign, amid his constant travels and
his military surroundings, had not lost
touch with the scul of uis people.
"As things are we cannot escape the
conviction that the Emperor's person
ality is dominated by influences which
are ibnorant of the longings of the
masses. He is hidden from his people
by a dense body of time-serving cour
tiers, and the information supplied to
him is of a most one-sided character."
Will to Be Contested.
Troy, N. Y., July 31. —James H. Sage,
nephew of the late Russell Sage declar
ed that the will of the late millionaire
will be contested.