DEATH AND HAVOC I
IN GAS EXPLOSION
Workmen V."ere L >r. 1 .a Ruins of
TOUR DEAD AN J MANY INJURED
Chit ago, Nov. 19. ? Four p. rsons |
were billed and a score of others were
injured by a series of gas explosions
t.ial complicity destroyed the plant
of the Pyle .lieetric Headlight com- j
pany in South Chicago. The shocks of ?
the explosions were sw severe that all
the buildings near yie demolished i
plant were badly damaged, windows
were shattered for blocks and persons .
walkin g in the streets were thrown off
their feet. Over pressure on tanks con
taining gas is believed to have caused I
The dead are: Ralph Wells, super- |
intendent for the Pyle National Elec
tric Headlight company; Amos Wat
kins, assistant superintendent; George
Muehl and Thomas Jennings.
The fatally injured are: William M. j
Maloney, blown from third floor of tiie j
building, body crushed; Alfred Cox. ;
Many persons who were walking in
the street near the plant were hurt by J
flying pieces of debris and were taken j
to their homes in carriages before :
their names could be learned.
All of the dead were buried under
tons of burning timber and hot bricks
and iron, making it Impossible to re
move their bodies for hours after the
accident occurred. Firemen poured ;
water on the portion of the building
in which the dead were thought to be,
until the flames were subdued suffi
ciently to permit of the four dead
bodies being removed from the debris.
One of the victims was blown through
a wall and 100 feet away from the
building in which he was at work. He
was fearfully crushed, but may live.
The scene of the explosion is the old
Hyde Park gas plant, which passed
into the hands of the People's Gaslight
and Coke company several years ago
with tho consolidation of the gas inter
ests in Chicago. Through lease, Lhe
big plant is occupied partly by the
Pyle National Electric Headlight com
pany. This illuminant is forced into
small tubes, which, placed under the
floor of a car, will supply it with light
for months. In order to make this
possible, the retorts are submitted to
an extremely high pressure. It was
such a tank that caused the first ex
plosion. Without warning of any kind
it burst. Amid the debris workmen
were blown out of the structure far
into the street about the building. Be
fore any one realized what had hap
pened, retort after retort exploded in
such rapid succession that it was al
most impossible to distinguish the de
tonations. There were nine such ex
plosions in all, which left the plant in
flames. Hard fighting on the part of
fully 100 firemen finally subdued the
The total loss caused by the accident
is estimated at $75,000.
Fourteen Dead In Mine Explosion.
St. Paul. Minn.. Nov. 19.?A Fernie,
B. C., dispatch to the Pioneer Press
says that 14 miners were killed at the
Carbonado mines, near ivlorrissey, as
a result of a terrific explosion of coal
gas. The disaster occurred in No. 1
mile, 10 miles west of Fernie. The
work of rescue was kept up until all
the bodies had been recovered.
The Sicilian Prince. With Over 600
New York, Nov. 21.?The Prince
lino steamship Sicilian Prince, from
Genoa and Naples, lies aground on the
Long Island Shore, one mile west of
the Ixrng Reach life saving station.
The steamer stranded yesterday, and
all efforts to get the ship into deeper
water have proved futile.
Pour tugs are standing by the ves
sel. and with hawsers made fast to bow
and stern by their united efforts are
keeping her from being washed further
on the beach.
The vessel lies easily on the beach.
There is little surf and hardly any
wind, and unless a storm breaks It is
expected that the ship will be pulled
off the bar at flood tide. Should this
attempt fail the f>00 steerage ami 12
cabin passengers will be taken off on
steamboats or tugs and brought to this
city and the cargo will be lightered.
The vessel lies 300 yards off shore in
about 18 feet of water.
The Sicilian Prince is 14 days out
from Italian ports, and has about 60)
Italian emigrants in the steerage. An
unusually fast trip bad been made,
aud when the vessel struck she was
making about 12 knots.
All Traveling On Sleighs.
Ringhamton, N. Y., Nov. 21.?For
over a week all traveling in Jackson
and Thompeon townships, of Susque
hanna county. Pa., has been on sleighs,
and In mnny places it was ne< essary
to shovel through drifts four and five
feet deep to make the roads passable.
The farmers and lumbermen are tak
ing advantage of the early snow to
get logs to the mills on sleds.
Chattanooga ?lans Peace Jubilee.
Chatanooga, Tenn., Nov. 19. ? The
first announcement was made of a
formal movement to hold in this city
In 1915 a world s fair to be known as
the semi-centennial peace Jubilee ex
position, commemorating the end of
the Civil War. It Is asserted that as
surances of aid from the government
and various organizations have been
TRAMPLED AT HORSE SHOW
Secretary Heckscher Run Down By
P:ir of Horses On Exhibition.
Nev York, Nov. 18?Sp^ctatori wore
thr wn Into Intense ex ilrment at the |
Km . e Phew in M tdl'or. Square Gar
K ' on J >ha H kseh r, t i-retary
of the N,"!? nei In se Show Associa
tion r \?:< s run down and
tr r: ;,lr. "? o y a pair of hordes on
exi. oition i rf* . w'omen scr. ant
ed end c, ? . toward the ring
Before i h- ? ;t parsed severs
won n t. i l-.ny bi-iieved that
Mr. H k6i . . r !. d '? ? n hi!'i d. as half j
uncov " 1 w a rtr -d from un- i
da? the he of;-' of the hores.
In th j' of pair# of horses,
shown to for the R. M. \
Sth . m 1 ..ecUicher, who had j
b i. n< r the S7th fr ct entrance it i
the Garden, etc.;; d for the judges
stand in the <? at r oi the ring. In the I
ring at the time were the horses Bug- j
ter Brown and K 'trrnjammer Kid !
driven by .V Edward Ladew, of Glen
Cove, H. T.
?V.! Lr.rt- ??? ! pulled them up from
a r: h'-r i ;.t t t it, and Mr. Heckscher
attempted t< ; r in front of them,
when ' ne ? i the her.es lunged forward
and struck him. In an instant Mr.
l.'e 'seeker ? '? ? i vn and the animal
was trail i .r.c, h'.n. His head and
shoe] , i ? re rt? k several times by
t!i ho.r hoc.-. When help reached
hire he w-r am -t unconscious, his
face was i i: veral places and ho
was bleeding pri r -? !y.
Mr. Heck hi v - r.t once removed
to ii.i hot. , wh :< the fear was ex
pressed that he may have concussion
of the b: .;n or a possible fiacture ot
Mr. Iicekscher is the father-in-law
of Mayor C or; 'lellan, and .3
a me- i . r of u. ,uy prominent organi
BROKE HIS NECK AT FOOTBALL '
Boy PI?} r Fe'l On His Head When
Camden, X. J., ." v. 21.?Encouraged
bjr the k tr of friends and full of I
glee over t' 1 plsy, William E. Steedle,
17 veers old, bugged a football to his
1 a i !? for a i .-eat run on ,
th ... 'iron at 1 v rly, N. J. He had
not i :n far wh n he was tackled b>
c it" of t - op in; eleven and fell <
1 ? ;iy up .n bead. Steedle was ,
I i up uncon lous and hurried to i
the i op-r hospital, In this city, but i
he ? :?d whi. I>ii:y-r carried Into that )
Institution, Cor:, y Physician Jones . 1
dei ided thr r death wis due to a broken I t
net I;. The young man was the son of
Morris Steedle, of liiverton, N. J.
Died of Injuries Received at Football.
ltcthlehe l a., Nov. 21. ? Samuel j
Hess, a senior at Lehigh University. j f
son of former Stntr Senator J. S. Hess, : |
died here from concussion of the brain, j ]
superinduc ii by being thrown in a fl>- i 1
Ing tackle in a football game at Heller I
town on Saturday afternoon. '
PANAMA REVOLUTION AVERTED
Minister of War Will Resign to Clear '
Politieal Atmosphere. <
Panama. Nov. 18.?The treaty be
tween the United States and Panama
has prevented one more revolution on '
the Isthmus. The rumored coup d'etat ,
by the military elements. It seems,
was more serious than it was at first
thought to he. Minister Barrett, after '
a consultation with the Panaman gov- ,
| ernment and General Davis, com
mander of th? canal zone, decided to
I ask Admiral Goodrich to leave one of
the warships of the United States Pa- |
elfic squadron here to prevent any pos
sible disturbance. Yesterday 200 ma
rines from Empire Camp arrived here.
General Huertas, the minister of war, .
has announced his intention to resign,
which will clear the political atmos
phere. Though disturbances are not 1
feared in the present circumstances,
Panama is greatly excited.
CIRCUS ROBBED OF $30,000
Ticket Wagon of Forepaugh and Sells '
Bros. Entered By Thieves.
Norfolk. Va? Nov. 21.?While en
j route on a flat ear between Greenville
1 and TRrboro. N. C., the ticket wagon
of the Forepaugh and Sells Bros, cir
: ens was entered and robbed of $30,003.
, The entrance to the wagon was ef
I ferted by the use of the regular keys,
which had been stolen from the treas
urer of the circus. The robbery was
not discovered until after the entire
circus, which was traveling in three
sections over the Atlantic Coast line,
had reached Tarboro.
There were a score of arrests among
the circus people. All apprehended
were taken into custody on suspicion,
and while in the town lockup their be
longings were searched at the show
grounds. Absolutely no trace of tho
money has been found.
Found Headless Body of Man.
Shamokln, Pa., No.v. 21. Hunters
near Hickory Ridge, discovered the,
headless body of a man containing Ave
bullet wounds. Search Is being made
by the police authorities for the miss
ing head. It is supposed that the man
was decapitated after being shot t"
death to pr-vent Identification of the
body. The condition of the hands Indi
cates that the victim was not a mine
worker. From papt rs found on the
body the tr.cn s believed to be John
T. Doyle, of Pateriion, N. J.
Killed His Broiler's Murderer.
Huntingdon. Pa., Nov. IP. -Charles
Venlerc. tip Italian coal miner, of Rob
ertsdale, this eornty, was shot end
Instantly kill d b; Antonio C induani
[ a fellow-countrymen. Cunduanl es
caped to the mountains, hut was ar
rested and brought to jail here. Cun
duanl accused Venh?r of having killed
the former's brother in Italy, ant. it ts
alleged followed Venlere to this coun
try for thP express purpose of killing
Mr. Percy Stott, of Wilson,
"isited his brother Mr. Charles
5tott this week.
The school at Archer Academy
legan Monday with Mf. Thad
A'oodard as principal aud Miss
Vloieta Boyett as assistant.
Mr and Mrs. VV. A Newton are
ositing relatives aud friends at
touugsville this week.
Owing to the inclemency of the
Teat her pastor Pippin failed to
ireach at White Oak Sunday.
Mr. Jesse Bissett, Archer's
jopular R F. I), carrier, moved
he old post office building last
Nov. 14th. S. L. W.
A Good Complexion.
"Sparkling eves and rosy cheeks re
stored by using DcWiti's Little Krrly
tisers," so writes S. P. Moore of
Nacogdoches. Tex. A certain cure for
liliousness, constipation, etc. Small
till?easy to act. Sold by Hood Bros.,
Senson Drug Co. and J. H. Ltdbetter.
Mecklenburg county takes the
Daniier for the largest Demo
iratic majority in the State.
lose phut Jones was out ol Ox,
The world wat out of tune,
'My liiz." said he. "is in a mix,
My head is full of rheum."
His face was sallow, drawn and sad,
His eye had lost its light,
'If things don't mend I'll soon be mad,"
Declared the broken wright.
'Alas, alas, dear wife," quoth he,
"1 wish that I were dead,
II! health, starvation, poverty,
Are all I see ahead."
'Oh, not so bad as that, my dear,
I know just what you need;
Vour Liver's wrong. I greatly fear;
Isit's try some JULY WEED."
Jones took his good wife's words as true,
And they were true indeed,
He's all made over, all made new,
He's taking JULY WEED.
July Weed is truely a wonderful rem
edy. Price 50c and ? 1.00 at all Drug
DR. A. 2. TAYLOR,
Has Returned to Selnia and has his
Office in Rear of Snipes' Store.
I can irive you bargains in
Watches, Clocks. Spectacles
and all kinds of Jewelry.
Also in Photo Frames, Musi
cal Instrument:! and Musical
Supplies. Buy n chart of
of chords for the Guitar and
learu to pick auy cord in a
lew minutes, one mailed to
auy address for only ~?0c.
Have your eyes tested and
glasses fitted free. Fine
watch and clock repairing
and adjusting a specialty.
J. L. JOHNSON,
CLAYTON, North Carolina.
Rocky Mountain Tea Nuggets
A Bony Medioine for Ba?y Feople
Brings Golden Health and Renewed Vigor.
A specific for Constipation, Indigestion, L'r?
and Kidney Troubles Pimples. Cwemi Impun
Blood. Bad Breath. Sluggish Bowels. lleadaeht
and Backache It's Rocky Mountain Tea tu tab
let form, 8A cents a ho*. (tenulno made bj
Holmbtkr Druu Company, Mad i ton. Wis.
GOLDEN NUGGETS FOR 8ALL. TJPLC
There are now 193 State, pri
, vate and savings banks in North
I Carolina, this number showing
1 the most remarkable increase
over that of a year ago.
Dayton, Ohio, Mrs MarvSimp
! son?"Everything disagreed with
me and baby until 1 used Uollis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea. Now
baby sleeps and grows like a
weed." 35 cents. Tea or Tablets.
A. H. Boyett, Selma Drug Co.
WRITE TO ME
If you expect to buy a Sewing
j Machine soon please write and
! let me know it. State whether
i you want a box top machine or
a drop-head, a New Home or a
Domestic. Tell me how much
you can pay ou a machine and
give the name of some of your
nearest neighbors so 1 can find
J. M. Beaty,
Smithfield, N. C.
Seven miles North of
Smithfield where you will
find a big stock of every
thing from old fashon
tallow candles to a car
load of salt. Shoes,
Trunks, Clothing, Dry
Goods, Notions. Hard
ware, Harness, Hats and
Caps. A big line of trunks
bought direct from the
manufacturers at cut
prices. Call and examine
our stock before you buy,
our prices are the lowest.
J. J. Wallace,
I have bought the Joyner
corner store and will con
tinue business there. I
am keeping Groceries,
F r u i t s, Confectioneries,
Tobacco, Snuff, Ac. After
January 1st, 1 shall add
Dry Goods, Shoes, Hard
ware and Genera! Mer
chandise. Highest prices
paid for country produce.
1 ask your patronage. .
D. H, WALLACE,
Princeton, N- C.
No appetite, loss ot strength, nervous
ness, headache, constipation, bad breath,
general debility, aour risings, and catarrh
of the stomach are all due to Indigestion.
Kodil cures Indigestion. This new discov
ery represents the natural Juices of diges
tion as they exist In a healthy stomach,
combined with the greatest known tonla
end reconstructive properties. Kodol Dys
pepsia Cure does not only cure Indigestion
end dyspepsia, but this famous remedy
cures all stomach troubles by cleansing,
purifying, sweetening and strengthening
the mucous membranes lining the stomach.
Mr. S. S. Ball, of Ravenswood, W. Vs., lays:?
" I was troubled with aour atomach for twenty yeare.
, Kodol cured me and we are now uaint It in milk
Kodol Digests What Yon Eat.
' Bottles only. $1.00 Sire holdln* 2H times the trial
?Ire. which eells for 50 cents.
Prepared by E. O. OeWITT fc 00.. GHIOAOQ.
Go to J. J. Ferrli's old
stand for Fresh Fruits Con
fectioneries and Fancy Groce
ries. Full line of Nuts,
Raisins, Chocolates and
Flavoring extracts. Heavy
Groceries in Bulk kept in
our store nearby.
J. J. Ferre!!,
CLAYTON, N. C.
If you trade at Clayton I
want part of your trade.
I keep Beef, Pork, Fresh
Oysters and Groceries.
Call and see me. Opposite
W. E. Stallings store.
J. L. Johnson,
CLAYTON, N. C.
Something To Eat.
Everybody is interested
in something to eat and
that is what we keep?an
up-to-date stock of
Groceries, Salt, Flour,
Canned Goods, Heavy
and Fancy Groceries. .
fl Buyers and shippers of
Country Produce. Call
and see us. Our prices
D. D. MEDLIN & CO..
BENSON. N. C
When you come to Benson re
member we are at the Han kin
old stand fully p repared to
Carts, Wagons and Buggies.
Horseshoeing Correctly Done.
Special attention is called to our
cold tire shrinker which is a com
plete success. ....
A large lot of the best carts
for sale. Call and see us.
E. P. & J JHI. BRUT.
Schedule fcr Shoofly.
Lv. 5.50 a, m. Fayottevllle, Ar. 11.15 p.m.
?? |.D?. m Dunn. " 10.S1 p. m.
?? 7.12 a. m. Smlthfleld, " 0.15 p.m.
?' 7.10 a. m. Sclma, " 0.8H p. m.
" 0.07 a.m. Wilson, " H.52 p. m,
" 0.05 a.m. Kooky Mount, " S.Ott p. m.
" 1 05 p. m. Klchmond. Lv. 4.10 p. m.
W. G. Ckaiq, G. P. A.
By virtue 01 the authority contained in a
judgment of the Superior court in the spe
cial proceeding entitled W. C. Lassiter Ad
ministrator ui i' If. Parrish is. N..I. Parrish,
L. O. Parrish. L. E. Parrish and others petition
to sell land for assets to pay debts and for
division, the the undersigned will sell at
public auction for cash at'the Court House
door in the town ol" Muithtlold, N. on
Saturday, 26th day ot November 1904, the
following described.tract of land.
Beginning at Ihe center of the Averasboro
and Raleigh roao in Me. D. Lang-don s line and
runs 8 65 K 10 chains to a stake in the head of
Spring branch, thence down the run of aaid
branch, to the run of horse Pen branch,
thence down the run of said branch to a stake
P. B. Parrlsh's corner, thence N E with
Pagrish's line 16.40 chains to u hickory P. B.
Parrish's corner, thence N 88)4 W *"6 chains
to a stake P. B. Parrish's corner, thence N 11
E 17.82 chains to a stake K. k. Pollard's corner,
thence N 67 W 18.20 chains to a stake in ihe
center of the Averasboro and Raleigh road,
thence with the center of said road 17.4 chains
to the beginning, containing (74) acres more
or less. Sold subject to widows dower of
James A. Wcllons.
Oct. 25, 1?*.
WORTH CAROLINA, I In The
JOHNSTON COUNTV. I Superior Court.
Sarah E. Parker, Plant!If, 1
Jeremiah Parker, Defendant, i
The defendant Jeremiah Parker above
named will take notice that an action entitled
as above lias been commenced in the Superior
Court of Johnston county to annul and dis
solve the bonds ot matrimony now and
heretofore existing between the plaintiff and
defendant and tor a divorce a viuculo
matrimoni; and the said defendant v will
further take notice that he is required to
appear at the term of the Superior.Court of
Johnston county to be held on the 1 ith day
of March. 1905, at the court house in said
county in Smithtield. N. C., and answer or
demur to the compleint by the plant iff in
-aid action riled, or the plantiff will apply to
the C ourt for the relief demanded in said
This 15th day of November. 1904.
\v. S. STEVEN'S,
Clerk of the Superior Court of
POU Ar BROOKS.
Attorneys for Plaintiff.
HOUSE MOVER. f =
moved at reasonable rates. T'eople want
ing that kind of work done please let ine
know. .Satisfaction trim ran teed.
Mi. J. M. MeLanib, Benson, N. C., 1?
J. N. CREEL. J)unu. N. C.
A T T n e\
If you want to rent any
kind of a house in Smith
field please let me know it.
J. M. BEATY.
SMITHPIELD N. C.
Alex. Wiggs, Treasurer of Johnstoi County
will be in Smithtleld ever?
Monday and Saturday and Court Weeks
Office in back room of the Rank of Smith*
aeld. In his absence county orders wlli
Da id at the Rank
J. AA. BEATY
Sole Agent in
Johnston County foh the
: Domestic and
m^Jr Ncw Home
and Other Sew*
** ing Machines.
&?mlthri?Hd. fN. C.
DR. J. C. JOHlliOll,
I 'ermnnently Located at
beNson, n. c.
Office ifourn, Daily, 9:00 ?. m., to 12 ni;
1:00 to 4:00 p. m.
?BT^D PARKE ii's I
I ' A I
fik-T^vSv Never Fails to Battm "r?yi
Js ( Hair to ita Tot iful Color. I
,-J^H Cur*.? ?rap <1 ?M?ft ? r 'a . i ? 1
, ??? ? ?r .. J
[ BEWARE OF
of FOLEY'S HONEY AND TAR I
- On account of the great merit and popularity of FOLEY'S HONEY A CD FAR
for Coughs, Colds, and Lung Trouble, several manufacturers are advertising
[ j imitations with similar sounding names with the view of profiting by the favorably
I known reputation of FOLEY'S HONEY AND TAR.
I ' DD# GOT BE IMPOSED U?0'3 i]
We originated Honf.y and Tar as a Throat and Lung Remedy and unless you get Uj
I FOLEY'S honey and tax you do not get the original and genuine. h
Remember the name and insist upon having Foley's Honey and Far. Do not risk
*1 your life or health by taking imitations, which cost you the same as the genuine.
Foley's Honey and Tar is put up in three sizes ? 25c, 50c and $1.00.
I Prepared only Siy FOLEY & 00., 92-94-96 Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois. 1
xsr;m sold and recommended by : ~:.J
HOOD BROS., Smithfield, DR. J. A. GRIFFIN. Clayton.