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NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY, Ni'C. FRIDAY-DECEMBER, 29.' 1911 SECOND SECTION
THEYFEf.il ; ;
Imii i innn rnn
Dim Id- it
By WUIS JOSEPH VAN'
E; CHAPTER V. O'Rourke I 'forced to
M a duel with the viscount The brag
art hobleman Is wonted In the combat
nd acte the poltroon. - -V. -v
CHAPTER VI-The loyal wife bids
O'Rourke farewell and he promises to
Soon return with the reward offered for
the Pool of Flame. He discovers both
31ynn and the viscount on-board the
hip which takes him to Algeria.
nopelesslj r : a uET of (tla
. Intellect' ;f-. J' '-: ;
A sudden gUBt of anger ' swept
O'Rourke off Lis figurative feet. 'He
topped short, blocking the gangway
o This Was What Had Been 8ot to
Spy Upon Him.
and the young nisu'e progress. So this
was what had been set to Bpy upon
"Good evening to ye," he said Bold
ly, fixing the Honorable Mr. Glynn
' with an Interrogative eye that served
" A VIA - V .. , . .1
Sieriiaurc. i ifust i aTfilft flurt ye,
" Mr. Glynu." V ; v
Englishman. "Not In the Jeast. No."
He looked . right - and left ol
O'Rpurke for a way round him, found
himself with no choice butto retreat,
end lost his presence of mind com
pletely. I'l--I say," he continued deg-
perctely,. "I. say, have. you a match?'
"Posefbly," -conceded O'Rourke. , as angering tne young man and ren
But I'vo yet-to meet him. Of thla Jerlng him reckless. 'Tou'U be glad
ye may feel sure, however: if I have, know you've madjs. a dem'jiss of
'tin neither yourself nor: Des Trebes
- Now run along and figure it out for
yourself what I'm meaning. Good
night." ' :,. '
' He brushed past the man, leaving
him a&tare in sudden pallor, and wont
his way, more than a' little disgusted
with himself for his- lack of discre
tion. As matters turned out, however,
he had little to reproach himself with;
tor his outbreak served to keep young
Glynn at a respectful, distance
throughout the remainder of the voy
age. . They met but once more, and
on that occasion the Englishman be
haved himself admirably according to
. the tenets of his caste met O'Rourke's
challenging gaze without a flicker et
recognition, looked him up and down
calmly with the deadly ennuled air
peculiar to the ; underdone ; British
youth of family and sdclal position,
and wandered crjrr.ly awry.
O'Rourke watched hira out of sight,
a smile of appreciation curving his
Hps aad tempering the perturbed and
dangerous "light in his eyes. "There's
tuff in the lad, after all," he con
ceded without a grudge, "If he can
. ' carry a situation oft like that I'm
doubting not at all that something
mlirlit be whipped out of him. If he
weren't what he's made himself a
lave to whisky."- - . .
For all of which appreciation, how
ever, he soon wearied of Mr. Glynn.
During the first day ashore it was not
so bad; there was something amusing
In being so openly dogged by a well-
. set-up young Englishman who had
Quite ceased to dlegutse his Interest.
, But after that hip shadowy surveillance
proved somewhat distracting to a man
busy with Important affairs. And to
ward evening of the second " day
O'Rourke lost patience.
' All -day long in the sun, without
respite he had' knocked about from pil
lar to post of Algiers, seeking news of
Chambret; and not until the eleventh
hour had he secured the Information
be Heeded. Thon, hurrying back to
his hotel, he made arrangements to
j have his luggage cared for during an
absence, of indeterminate '., duration,
hastily crammed a few indispensables
Into tt kit box, and having dispatched
that to the railway terminal, sought
the restaurant for an early, meal.
In the art of consuming his soup he
became; aware that, the Honorable
Bertie, In a dinner coat and a state of
fidgets, had wandered down the outer
Aurririnr. iiassed at the restaurant door
and espied his uuarry. The fact that
O'Rourke was dining with one eye
on the clock and In a dust proof, dust-
, ..Won 'unit nf drill, was enough to
dlBturb seriously the poise of the Eng'
Ilshman. . .
Exasperation stirred in O'Rourke
He eyed the young man rather morose
ly throujThotit the balance of his meal,
tiirm ni In his mtuQ ana
1 , fc..ir rf a ri'-"nlte p'-in
Of aciion without opposition: ifom tn"6
dictates of prudence. And at length
swallowing his coffee and feeing his
servitor, he rose, crossed the room
with a firm tread, and came to a full
stop at the Honorable Mr. Glynn's ta.
ble. : - . V''-: :
. Momentarily he held his tongue,
Btarlng down at the young man while
drumming on the marble with the fin
gers of one hand. Then Glynn, glanc
ing up fn a state of somewhat panlc-
Hetricken Inquiry which strove vainly
to seem insouciant, met the level
stare of the adventurer and ' noticed
the tense lines of his lips. -
"I I say," he floundered, "what's
the matter with you, anyway T Cant
you leave me a lone?"; y a V
"I've been thinking," said O'Rourke
crisply,; disregarding: the other's re
mark entirely, "that It might be of in
terest to ye to save ye a bit of bother
ation to know that I'm going up to
BlBkra by tonight's train. It leaves in
ten minutes, so I'll have to forego -the
pleasure of your society on tho trip."
Glynn got a grip on hlmr o"f and
pulled together the elements of his
manhood. He managed to infUBe blank
insolence into his stare, and said
"Ow?" with that singularly maddening
Inflection of which the Englishman
tlone is master; as who should say;
''Why the dooce d'you annoy me with
i your bally plans?"
"Don't believe I know you, do I?"
"I don't believe ye do, me lad."
"Can't say I wish to very badly,
either."- ... ':,':
. "I believe that," O'Rourke chuckled
grimly, '.. . y
The meaning In his tone sent the
blood into the young man's face, a
Ilary flood of resentment, v "
"Oh, I'm not afraid of you, "y'know,",
?SristlinOX. SojiLse wu're
aot going to Biskra, or you wouldn't
tell me so. But if you do, I shall make
It my business to find out and follow
by the next ,r traln--bringlng 1 Des
Trebes with me."
"Oh, will ye so? Te mean to warn
die he's In Algeria, too?" i .
"His boat's due now; I'm expecting
blm at any moment, if yon wish to
tiiow."; O'Rourke s smiling contempt
yourseir li you reaay are going to
Biskra." V -. ;'
'Praise from Sir Hubert" .
."Oh, don't you think I mind giving
rou ia twelve-hour start; you won't
gain anything by it. T'see I know
irhere you're going, and I know it's
aot there. If you'll take a fool's ad-
rice, you'll turn back now. You'll
some back empty-handed anyway. I
lon't mind telling you that we mean
co have that ruby, Des Trebes and I,
ind we know where It Is. ' You're only
taking needless trouble by interfer
ing." ' ' ' 4 '.
.. Truth waa speaking from the bottom
5f the absinthe tumbler. O'Rourke'a
brows went up and he whistled noise
lessly, for he realized hat at least
31ynn believed what he was admit
ting. , "So that's the way of it, eh?
t admire your candor, me boy; but be
jareful and not go too far . with it
Twill likely prove disastrous to ye,
I'm fearing. . . ; But tit-for-tat;
f e've made me a handsome present
iccording to your lights, of what ye
uost aptly term a fool's advice, and
tis meself who'll not be outdone at
:hat game. For yourself, then, take
warning from the experience of one
who's seen a bit more of this side of
M earth than most men have, and
don't let Des Trebes know ye've
talked so freely. He's a bad-tempered
iort and' , . But I'm obliged to
re and I bid ye a good evening."
South of Biskra there is always
trouble to be had for the seeking;
touth of Brisks there is never peace,
a guerilla warfare Is waged peren
nially between the lords of the desert.
mo Touaregg on ine one nana, ana
:he advance agents of civilization, as
personified . by the reckless French
Condemned Corps and the Foreign Lo
tion on the other.. Year after year
military expeditions set out from the
jasts of Biskra to penetrate the wil
derness, either by caravan route to
rimbuctoo or along the proposed
route of the Trans Saharan Railway
to Lake Tchad; and their lines of
march are traced lit red upon the
land. , - '
Toward this debatable land O'Rourke
aet his face with a will, gladly; for
be loved it. He had fought over It
of old; in his. memory its sands were
sanctified with the blood of comrades,
men by whose side he had been proud
to fight, men of his own stamp whose
friendship he bad been proud to own,
Mentally serene, if physically the re
verse of comfortable, O'Rourke dozed
tbrounh the Interminable twelve
hours of the Journey to El-Guerrah;
arriving at which place after eight the
following morning, he transferred him
self and hi Jiaodla? ffor m ha
(Continued on Tex 2)
Foreign Support May lie Givon to
Imperial Government ynless -
Republicans ' Agree To
Peking, Dec. 26-Early mediation by
the powers to induce the Chinese revo
lutionists to accept a limited' monarchy
is now probable i'-' J rW
It Is stated on "excellent authority
that the: recent ' agreement between
Gieat Britain and Japan, which osten
sibly was only to extend friendly offices
at Shanghai.' also prov:ded that the
allies co-operate to promote a settle
ment of the rebellion on the basis of
a constitutional monarchy. - .
' The Chinese Government has been
advised by its ministers abroad that
Great Britain and Japan have made
overtures to other powers with the
view of obtaining co-operative action
alonir these lines, '
While only, friendly mediation is pro
posed, this ia construed to imply active
intervention in support of the existing
Government unless the revolutionists
manifest some spirit of compromise.
Without doubt there are many moder
ates in the South who look favorably
upon a monarchy, but are not permit
ted, owinir to the terrorist methods of
the fxlrinvstf, to give an expression
of their views. ;.
Tang Shao Yi, the imperial Pleripo
tent'ary appointed by Premier Yuan
Shi Kaiand Wu Ting-fang, the For
eign Secretary of the revolutionary
Cabinet, the . principal figures in the
peace conference here, today gave sign
ed statements to the Associated Press,
briefly setting forth their views at fol
"The situation in China today de
mands caution and deliberation, and al
so the highest form of patroitism
which ' means (he subordination of
everything to the welfare of our coun
try. I am trying my best to set'le all
major .differences as a result of this
conference and show the world a new
Chins, united and strong, autonomous
and peaceful, and a whole jieopje . pros
perous. : r
"We won't divide China. I want
peace here and throughout the world,
but dread any form of intervention.
"TANG SHAO YI.'
PILES! PILES ! PILES!
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment wil
cure Blind, Bleeding and Itching Piles.
It absorbs the tumors, allays itching at
once, acts aa a poultice, gives instant
relief. Williams' Indian Pile Ointment
is prepared for Piles and itching of the
private parts. Sole by druggists, mail
60c and $1.00. Williams' M'f'g. Co,
Props., Cleveland, 0.
Hookworm Disease. Symptons-Skln
. Stage-Intestinal Stage.
Hookworm germs may gain entrance
to the body either through the skin or
by being swallowed. ' When they en-er
through the skin they cause a condition
known as "ground-itch," "toetch"
or '.'dew-poison." This condition is
manifested by four stages, namelj ;
red area or macule, a "bump" or papule
a blister or vesicle, and lastly, a pustle
or sore. In mild attacks the first two
slaees alone are noticed. Itching is
usually intense. Action treatment will
not check the progress of the germs
Thev wondtJr to the inteatine where
they reach adult size within a few
weeks and live for years on the blood,
make wounds, snd produce a poitonou
substance wh'ch causes a chronic in
flammation that " hinders digestion
Their effects upon the patient vary ac
cording to the physical condition of the
latter and the intensity of the infection
Very mild infection may cause very lit
tie inconvenience to the patient In a
severe cause you may notice a retard
ed development, both physical and men
tal. If the person is infected during the
growing age, The skin is dry and there
ia a noticeable absence of perspiration.
The color ia sallow or tan, especially on
Uieorceneau nnu auuut me iiub-. ur
face and feet are often bloated, - The
face is likely to show an anxious, at
times a stupid expression. Dark line
under the eyes are common. The lips
are white. The pupils are often dla'
ted and mgnt x Diwaness is someum.
reported. The shoulders are promi
nent "Heartburn," pain, and tender
ness in the stomach are marked symp
toms. "Bilious attacks" are frequent
Patients often desire pickles, pepper,
soot, clay etc. Palpitatton of the heart
ia verv commcn and the pulee rate is
often rapid, : The blood becomes very
thin, often below 50 per cent of normal. 1
Gallons of human blood are consumed
daily in our State by hookworms. Men
tal lassitJde, headache, dizziness and
timidity are frequently noticeable.
Teachers often asaixt in pointing out
suspected c."8s in school because of
the patient's stupidity. The patient
tires easi'y and on this account gains a
reputation of being lazy, It has bet-n
estimated that hookworm disease doub
les .the chances for death In esses of
typhoid fever and tuberculosis. -
LaFollette's Men and Tart Follow-
- era Are Alarmed at Stam-v-.
'K t6 RooseveltV '.
".,,.''.';'-' -V0. .:!!--''..;' ''v yk-.tfY'
Washington, Dec, 26,-The Roosevelt
cloud, hardly larger than a man's band
two weeks ago, is now - assuming the
appearance of a real storm cloud io the
political sky." It gradually taking on
an ominous form jind Lsfollettitee and
faftites are preparwjsndrai ve1 fe'4be
cyclone cellar. - The Pompadoureans
fear that their own little storm cloud
will be drawn into the swirl of the
more strenuous disturbance, while the
stanpatters and those who have been
nourished at the Federal crib gee vis
ions of dire destruction in the wake of
me DISSr. : v t ; : :, - , v . ..-.- -.
The La Follette publicity bureau has
sounded the alarm' and carbons of type
written warnings and protests are now
Crowding! the " already ; overcrowded
Christmas mails- Messrs. Hitchcock
and Hilles have been stirred to unusual
activity on behalf, of their chief, and
every effort is being made to lash
things securely before the storm breaks,
Party workers ar, coram and going
and they are told at the White House
that quick action tisVery where' is abso
lutely necessary if the at tern Dt to stsm
... - -
pede the party fof Roosevelt is to be
checkmated. ' , -
lhat Air. KooseVslt Ijas made no se
rious effort to check the very evident
tide toward him has frightened the fol
lowers of the two announced candl
date). . When the lews cime of a de
mand that Theodore Koosevelt a name
was to eo on the Nebraska ballot they
hoped that such a sensational move
would force the ex-President's hand,
but the ominous alienee at Oyster Bsy
has been unsatisfactory and disconcert
mg. T -
There are some who . say that Mr.
Roosevelt is still) Mr. Taft'a ally and
that he is only waiting for the psychol
ogical moment to put the finishing
touches to the L& Follette movement.
They say that the demand for Roose
velt is eating like' a canker at the vitals
of he WrdConsin wWi'a populajrity and
that when it is too late for the revolu
tion of the Boxer Republicans to escape
the steam roller the Oyster Bay states
man will step aside and leave them to
be rolled out so flat that they can only
be sized up by the table of square meas
ure . . ...... i-- V
Others there are who say that the
breach between tt e Pesident is widen
ing with every, passing hour and that
the feeling between , the two whilom
friends has reached the stage of bitter
ness that only comes when chums fall
out. This estimate msy prove to be an
exaggerated statement of conditions,
but one thing is certain, and this is that
the hatred for the advocates of the
Roosevelt candidacy by the men who
sre in the saddle for Mr. Taft is too
deep for anything but profane utter
ance. ,'; v,,i ' v. v ' '
To sum it all up, the Grand OH Party
is in a bad way. . Within a few days of
the meeting of the Republican National
Committee the demoralizing effect of
internecine warfare ia driving the lead
era into a panic that gives promise of
ending In a rout, and they are hoping
that some bad move on the part of the
Democrats may open np a view of sal
ration from some hitherto unrevealed
PILES CURED IN 8 TO 14 DAYS
Your druggist will refund money if
PAZO OINTMENT fails to cure any
case of Itching. Blind, Bleeding or Pro
truding Pilesin 6 to 14 days. 60c
Young Man Shoots Himself With
Shot Gun While Out Hunt- .
iDg. Body Found Later,
News was ree Wed here yesterday of
a horrih'e accident which occurred near
Maysville en Christmas day and which
has cast a pall of gloo n over the entire
Early In the day the young son of Mr.
Fred Nets , who Uvea li that locality
and who has charge of Munger ft Ben'
nett's interests there, took his shot gun
ond atnrt.k1 nnt atnn fnr a hunt. Tha
hours sped by and he failed to put In
his appearance.. His father became
alarmed, secured assistance and search
waa made. Arter some c.msinerauu
time his body was found. The entire
load of shot entered the upper part of
his body and must have killed him in
It is supposed that the lad a carry
ing the weapon by the barrel itud that
projecting twigs caught the hammer
which caused it to fire.
' Pontifical mass waa celebrated by
Cardinal Farley in his titular church at
- HEAR L1AYSV1LLE
South Will Derive Great Benefit
From Distribution of Pcabody
New York, Dee. 27 An appeal to
friends of education in America for $1.-
000,000 to make the George Peabody
College for Teachers at Nashville Tenn.
a great final memorial to Mr, Peabody 's
Mmncent service to the South and the
educational crown of the system of
schools now established in that section
is embadried in a U-gthy statement irom
the trustees of the Peabody Education
Fund issued tonight. :
i The trustees give notice of having
voted to close the trust pursuant to the
permission given them by the founder
after distributing millions in building
up State systems of public schools, aid
ing the development of rural schools
and establishing departments of edu
cation in the State universities.
"Since 1865," the statement contin
ues, "the Peabopy Fond has aided in
maintaining the Peabody Normal Col
lege at Nashville, Tenn , as the cen
tral and leading normal school for the
South, in closing the trust, the trustees
have undertaken to found as a succes
sor to this the George Peabody College
The statement goes on to explain
that this institution is to be for the
higher education of teachers through
out the Boutn. ;
.To this end the trustees have given a ' mean an exigency in 1916 and a Diaz
sum of $1,000,000. concurrent with gif.s election in 1920. Now, when we con
by the State of Tennessee, county of . aider that the President of the United
Davidson and the city of Nashvil!?, ; States has more power than any s)v
amounting to $550,000, and 16 acres reign in the world it is easy to see
land, with buildings, by the University i hat the abrogation Of the third-term
of Nashville. In the final dissolution,
of the Peabody fund the trustees have
offered to endow the college with au -
additional $500,000, provided that with i
in two years from November 1, 1911,
the college raises $1,000,000. ,
"All experts on the subject," the
statement continues, "know that sucl
a college is the greatest crying nerd of
the South today. The Southern States, j
with a Courage and self-sacrifice rarely j
if ever, equaled, are devoting every i
year from 35 to 40 per cent of the L
amount raised by taxation to the edu
cation of both races, wisely recognizing
that this is their best hope for the f u
ture. But these sums must go . to the
public schools and State institutions.
Much as this central teachers' college
is needed to do a work which no State
are barred by constitutional limitations
from contribution to its maintenance."
Notice Watch This.
A brand span splendid new 8 room
house, toilet and bath, modern and, up
to-date and an automobile house, all to
rent or tease, at No. 22 New street.
See Big Hill, the man who sells Shing
les for less, and the only Shingle man.
Mr. L. A. Whitehurst, of Columbus,
Gs., and Miss Ethel Willett, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W, C Wil ett, of this
city, were quiatly united in the holy
boads of matrimony at the Methodist
parsonage Monday evening by Rev. J.
B Hurley, The happy couple left yes
terday for their future home at Colum
bus. WILLH ALF-MORNING.
Mr Charles Willhalf and Miss Mag
gie Morning, daughter of Mr. W. H.
Morning, both of this city, were mar
ried at the Methodist parsonage latt
Friday evening by Rev, J B Hurley. The
groom holds a position with the Nor
folk-Southern Railway Co., and he and
his bride will continue to make this city
their home. " .
Mr, Romulous Gooding, of Raleigh,
aid Miss Catherine King, of this city,
were united in Matrimony by Rev. K
T. Carter, at the Baptist parsonage,
Sunday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Good
lag will make their home in Raltigb.
We have a few Cook Stoves
on hand at your priceBut
they are not Bucks., J. S.
Basnight Hdw. Co.
Baptist Union Meeting.
County, December 27th-
session will be held Wltb
J the Capernaum church,
Beginning r n-
day, Pec. 29th. Visitors and delegates
wjll go to Belgrade station where they
wilt be met and driven to the church.
Business men are specially urge! to at
tend. Ladies and young people are cor
Hi. Mb tnvita T? F. T. Tartar IV
D , of New Bern, is expected to prea-h
the Introductory sermon. A number
of Interesting speakers will present ira -
Once in the White House, Henry
Waterson Thinks, Abso- .
ut ism Would Eesult
Atlanta, Ga., Dee. 27. "Roosevelt-
ism would mean absolutism" declared
Henry L. Waterson, editor of the Lou
isville Courier-Journal in an Interview
today in which he expressed the belief
that the long-hoped-for change of par
ties in power was at hand. "If they
put him In the. White House again we
Will never get him out except feet fore
most. ' '"-i.li--.''-- ''"V.5!i
"I believe that the party discipline
and organization will be strong enough
to secure Mr. Taft's nomination; still a
stampede for Mr. Roosevelt is not im
possible. It looks as though bis friends
are playing a very wary game to that
end. It is my opinion, however, that
what Mr. Taft lacks at one end Mr.
Roosevelt lacks at the other. No man
can ride two horses going in opposite
directions at the Same lime. In seek
ing to ride the proletariate of the West
while making his peace with the inter
ests of Wall Street Mr. Roosevelt is
attempting this pass. There is a yet
greater dragon across his path than
any of the lions he encountered in Af
rica. That is the third term issue,
"The limitation set upon the occu
pancy of the Presidency office is all that
stands between us and life tenure. The
election of Roosevelt in 1912 would
election or Koosevelt in
tradition would mean something little
short of absolutism. On that issue,
which would become immediately para-
mount in the campaign. I do not be-
lieve Mr. Roosevelt, with alt his extra-
ordinary resources and popularity.
would carry a ' single state in the
Pictures Great 'Assortment.
You can buy at your own price,
pictures are not selling fast since
many people have their own special
subjects framed. Anything in the pic
ture line at cost, will show you the bill
to prove to you if you want to see it.
J. S. MILLER.
The Furniture Man.
Hookworm Disease Diagnosis Treat-
There are three methods of diagno
sing bookworm disease. First by mi
croscopic examination ' of the feces to
And the eggs ' of the hookworm.' The
State Laboratory of Hygiend st Ral
eigh makes this examination free of
charge. Second, the clinical symptoms
of the disease in severe eases are sum
cient for making a diagnosis. Third, by
experimental treatment and finding the
expelled worms. The principle underly
ing the treatment ef hookworm disease
is to kill the parasite. This caa be done
with thymol and epsom salts 'properly
administered. The treatment is simple,
inexpensive and harmless. If all people
who hsve the disease would be treated
and every one wear shoes for a few
months till the germs in the sole di
there would be no more hookworm dis
ease, - As this is practically impossible
we are forced to rely on sanitary meaa
ures largely to prevent reinfection.
Authorities have agreed that the dis
eases most dreaded can be traced to
causes well known: that their spread
may be prevented and stamped out and
kept out by proper precautions.
Is it not infinitely wiser to prevent
soil polution by using sanitary toilets
and thereby eradicate hookworm dia
ease, than to allow these parasites to
sap the blood and blast the homes of
hundreds of thousands of our people
The disease Is eausing mental and phya
leal degeneracy and industrial Intffl
ciency. To many of its victims it
brings not only physical suffering but
I misery and distress from the poverty
i wnicn ii Dreeos, . sanitation means me
( salvation of one's community the sal
vation of one's country, the salvation
of the world, from preventable diseases
A cablegram announces that Mr, and
Mrs. J. V. Blades did not sail from Na
pies until Dec, 24th, the da? they , ex
pected to arrive in New York.' Their
failure to reach New Bern when ex
pected necessitates the postponement
of Mrs. Buford's tea' invitations which
have been issued for1 December 30th
I M. .n(i Mr. Bladen exnect to' arrive
ln New York on the 6 of Januarv.
How. about' a barn-size
Range, for twenty-five! dol
lars? J.S. BashWht Hdw.
1 Clara Barton celebrated her nin tieth
f birthday at Glen Echo, LI J.
Second Chapter of Terrible Affair
Came to a Close Last Evening , .
iWith Eendering of Verdict ;
, Victim Buried Today a. , .
At ten o'clock yesterday morning the
following jury, Messrs Thomas Dan
iels, foreman, Charles .JtolJ, Z. M. Wil
liams, Harry Slade; Albert.. Bangert
and C P. Bartling, secretary, were em
panelled by the county Coroner,; Dr. R,
DuVel Jones, to investigate tho mur- -
der of young Will Avery which occurred . .
on the previous night, ; AH through the a ,
forenoon they were bu8rly " engaged ..in -,
examining the witnesses of the trage
dy.. At the conclusion of the morning
session it was announced that an autop- '
sy would be held during the afternoon
and the inquest continued.
At three o'clock the body of the vie-.
tim was removed from the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferney Avery,
on Griffith street and carried to Mr. H.
W, Simpson's undertaking establish
ment Under examination it was found
that that the bullet had entered the left
side just above the heart, and after
passing through both lungs had cut the .
cartroid artery and lodged under the
At aix o'clock the inquest was resum
ed and a number of witnesses, includ
ing Baker Bryan, the man who fired
the fatal shot, were examined, At the
conclusion of the session the jury ren
dered the following verdi-.t:
"We, the Coroner's jury, empanelled
this the 26th day of December 1911. to
investigate the cause of death- of Wil
liam Avery, deceased, hereby render
the following verdict; That death re
suited from the effect of a pistol shot
wound at the bands of Baker Bryan."
JOHN COLLETT'S STATEMENT.
John Collett, of Rhode Island, was
one of the young men with yonng Ave
ry when he was killed. He stated that
Avery, Morgan Shaw and himself were
out for. a walk on the night of the trag
edy, and were in no way molesting any
one. That they waiked up Cedar street
and when near the corner they noticed
some commotion. ' That when in front
of the house in which Bryan was stay
ing that he (Bryan) rushed out of the
door and wanted to know what you
are doing around here. That he told
Bryan that was none of his business,
snd that Bryan rushed at him, struck
him, and at the ssme time fired point
blank at young Avery.. That all three
of the young men then ran toward a
bouse further down the street, and .
that Bryan followed them and yelled
that if they did not get into the house .
he would kill the other two. That be
and Shaw ran around to the back door
and passing on through the house found
Avery dead on the front steps.
Young Shaw a statement was practi
cally the same as Mr. Collett's.
THOUGHT CARTRIDGE WAS A BLANK.
Bryan was brought from the count7
jail at the afternoon session of the in
quest He was in a Btate of collapse,
and at times his evidence was almost
incoherable. The Bubstance of his tes
timony was that he did not know the
pistol was loaded with cartridges.
The Coroner committed Bryan to jail
without bail and he will be compelled
to remain there until the next teem of
court which convenes in February. '
The remains of young Avery will be
buried this afternoon in Cedar Grove
Lald To Rest
All that waa mortal of the late J. J.
Wolfenden was laid to rest in Cedar
Grove cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
The services at Centenary Methodist
Church were largely atten Jed. There
were a number of intimate and life
long friends honorary pall bearers.
Confederate Veterans and Daughters
of the Confederacy formed an escort
Rev. J, B. Hurley of Centenary, and
Rev. Dr. Summerell of the Presby
terian Church, officiated. ;
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