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VOL. XXI PLYMOUTH, C. FRIDAY; AUGUST 19, 1910. NO, 10.
FEAR IN STAUNTON.
Earth Swallows Houses and
Trees in Virginia Town.
"GEOLOGIST GOES TO THE SCENE.
.Limestone Foundation Gradually
Giving Away and Rivers Under
Town People Moving.
Staunton, Va., Special. A two
story house and a large tree have
been swallowed up into the earth,
many other residences are sinking
and have been abandoned by tihetf
occupants and public buildings aj.v'1
endangered as the result of the bor
ing of an eight hundred foot well
in the public square here.
Wide cracks in the earth are
spreading, threatening the postoffice
and public school building. The
walls of the school house already are
cracked. Residents are much alarm
ed and heroic efforts are being mode
to 'prevent further caving of the
"Washington, Special. In response
to an appeal to the geological sur
vey from Staunton, Va., F. B. Van
Horn, assistant thief geologist, has
.gone to investigate the cave-ins,
which have caused heavy property
damage in the Virginia town. The
theory held by the jTovernmeux geo
logist is that the trouble was caused
"by water percolating through the
limestone, which underlies the entire
section, and thus has weakened the
foundations of . buildings and caused
them to give way. Mr. Van Horn is
familiar' with the geological structure
of that portion of Virginia and from
press reports he judges that dissol
ving limestone is responsible for the
-Senator Heyburn Stopped "Dixie."
Seattle, Wash., Special Senator
W. B. Heyburn of Idaho, dislikes
He created a sensation at a recep
tion given to Congressman T. R.
Ilamer iat .Wallace, Idaho, Friday
night by stopping the orchestra while
the, musicians were playing that pop
ular strain. Colonel Hamer had just
finished his address and the orchestra
had started a medley of well-known
airs. 1 "
About the sixth number in, the
medley was "Dixie." The Senator
leaped to his feet, strode across to
the musicians and cried out :
"This is a Republican meeting.
We want no such turnes here."
The amazed musicians stopped im
mediately. The Senator strode back
to his seat. After a moment of si
lence Mayor Hanson arose and closed
"Pride Goeth Before a rail."
Biddeford, Me.,. Special. Pride in
the financial standing of the institu
tion, of which he had long been treas
urer, and fear lest the 'announcement
of poor investments in .Western se
curities would hurt that standing, led
Richmond H. Ingersoll to make false
entries in the books of the York coun
ty savings bank a quarter of a cen
tury ago and to continue the falsifica
tion through all the .years without de
tection, each, year getting deeper in
the middle of false figures. This is
the explanation given by the treas
urer following -the closing of the
doors of the bank after a discovery
of a shortage in the funds had been
made by a baak examiner. That In
gersoll himself did not profit by ma
nipulation of the accounts is the be
lief of hmk officials. He had been
treasurer of the bank for fiftv years.
Treasurer Ingersoll himself is at
the 'point of death, as the result, it
is blieved, of having taken an over
dose of headache powders. He has
The depositors in the bank num
ber, about 4,000 and axe largely cotton
Hear End Collison At Raleigh.
The Seaboard Air Line north
bound train No. 84, at 1:10 Friday
morning ran into the rear of an ex
cursion train on the Southern rail
way just returned from Durham,
while standing under the shed of the
Union depot at Raleigh, killing one
negro man named William Jordan,
and injured probably fatally a col
ored man from Norfolk. Others in
jured were some half dozen.
Negro Shot From Excursion Train.
Valdosta, Ga., Special. A 13-year-old
negro boy, named Robert Lang,
son cf Mack Lang, residing on High
tower place, near here, was seriously
shot through the head by a passenger
on an excursion train from Florida to
Atlanta on the Georgia Southern
road. Efforts to catch the guilty
party at Tifton and Cordele failed.
The boy was riding a mule to his
work when shot. Tart of his brains
oozed from the wound and physicians
state that he will die. It is not
known whether the shooting was in
toutional or the result of an accident.
WOMAN DIESJN PRISON.
Higher Court Will Declare Miss
Wardlaw's Guilt or Innocence.
Newark, N. J., Special. Miss Vir
ginia .Wardlaw, who, with her two
sisters, is indicted for the murder of
Mrs. Ocey Wardlaw Martin Snead,
died here in the house of detention'.
Her death, it is said, will materially
affect the (prosecution of Iher two
sisters. General decline is given as
the cause of death. Miss Wardlaw
was at one time a resident of Tennes
see. The fate of the aged woman in this
respect paralleled that of her alleged
victim, for doctors who examined
Oeey Snead before her death said her
laments were all due to lack of nour
i6n.ment. In the opinion of jail attendants,
Miss Wardlaw deliberately starved
herself to death. This has revived ru-,
mors circulated at the time of Ocey
Snead 's death when the history of
the mysterious household was under
investigation that a 6uieide pact ex
isted between Miss Wardlaw and her
When she was removed from jail
there was found in the cell "she oc
cupied a quantity of stale food which
the prisoner had concealed.
At the aged woman's bedside when
she died were her sister, Mrs. Rich
ard Pringle, and her brother, the Rev.
Albert Wardlaw, both of Christians
burg, Va. But her other sisters, Miss
Caroline B. Martin and Mrs. Mary W.
Snead, jointly indicted with her, were
in their cell as she expired.
Die at Age of 29-.
Atlanta, Ga., (Special. Frederick
W. Cooper died here Friday, his
death being remarkable because it
occurred in his twenty-ninth year.
That was the age at which his
father and eight of his father's broth
ers all died. Illness, and not acci
dents, were the cause of these
deaths. Cooper became uneasy as
his twenty-ninth jear approached its
half way mark, a presentment seem
ed to come to him and he said, sneak
ing, of his thirtieth birthday next
"If I can on'.y Kve until then, why,
I'll live to be a thousand "
A short time ago when Cooper was
taken sick with typhoid, the inevi
table brooding over the fate of his
fat.Ber and his uncles hastened the
progress oflthe disease. "He died
while his near relatives were too far
away to be summoned to his bedside.
"Spirit Will" Null and Void.
Washington, D. C, Special. A
"spirit will" has no standing in law,
according to ruling made by Justice
Barnard, in the Supreme Court of the
District of Columbia, Mrs. Elida J.
G. Crow-ell, -widow of William H.
Crowell, a clerk in the Treasury De
partment, applied to the court for
the appointment of her late husband 's
brother as administrator of his es
tate, and offered in evidence whN
purported to be a translation of an
illegible message- V'hieh Crowell
scribbled while on his death bed fav
oring his brother's appointment. The
court was unable to decipher the
scrawl, but Mrs. Crowell said a
"translation" had been made for
her. by a "slate writing medium."
The "translation" in part read: -
'Dear Elida This is what I tried
to write on a slip of paper: "I want
my crotlier, W. II. II. Crowell, Wash
ington, U. S. A., my administrator if
I should pass away with my sickness.
I' have (perfect trust in him. I be
lieve he will deal honestly with-my
children. I have set aside $5,000
for the exclusive use of my wife.
Give little Elizabeth and brother
both- $100 to put in the savings bank.
Ruby met me. I have seen many
folks here. This is a beautiful world. '
Is better than the sixth auditor's of- '
fice. They can't put me out here."
(Signed) "W. H. CROWELL."
Dated June 7, 1910.
Judge Barnard appointed Mrs.
Crowell and her stepson, William B.
Crowell, joint administrators. .
Aged Woman Millionaire Weds Boy.
Chicago, Special. Mrs. Mary. B.
Tiain, who gave her age as 70 years,
her home as San Diego, Cal., and es
timated her wealth in the millions,
was married here Friday to James
Dibs, of New York, an Assyrian linen
salesman, 23 year3 of age. Mrs. Train
said her income from rents alone was
$2,600 a month. She said she was- a
distant relative -of the late -George ,
Harrassed to Death.
. Newark, N. J., Special. The prose
cution of Mrs. Carolina B. Martin
and Mrs. Mary Snead will not be in
terfered with in any wav by the death
of Virginia Wardlaw, the third sis
ter indicted in connection with the
mysterious death of Ocey W. M.
Snead, the East Orange bath tub vic
tim. This statement was made by
Louis Hood, special counsel for the
State in the Wardlaw case...
An autopsy performed showed con
clusively that Miss Wardlaw had died
of starvation. She will be buried in
a cemetery near here beside Oeey
Belgians' World's fair "White
. City" Buildings Destroyed.
MENAGERIE IS ROASTED ALIYE.
Little Loss of Life Over 100,000 Peo
ple on the Grounds Thieves Pillage
Aggregate Loss Enormous.
Brussels, By Cable. The White
City of the "world's fair," as the
Belgians have called their 1910 expo
sition, is a mass of flames and smoul
dering ruins. The loss is estimated
A spark falling into inflammable
material in the telegraph building
burst up in flames, which driven by a
high wind, swept rapidly in all direc
tions. Soon the Belgian, English and
French sections were destroyed. The
firemen and detachments of soldiers
called quickly to the scene, found
themselves baffled by the veritable
gale, which carried the burning
embers to all parts of the grounds.
To the left of the main building
arose the picturesque roofs and
spires of "Bruxelles' Kermessee,"
a Belgian Coney Island, -with water
chutes, toboggan slides and scores of
side shows. This place was alive with
Sunday crowds and before they could
be gotten out with any semblance of
order the Kermessee -was afire. Ihe
crowds became panic-stricken and
men, women and children fought
madly to escape. ' The exits became
choked with the struggling masses
and men used their fists to clear the
Many were trampled under feet and
badly injured. An engine corps from
Antwerp attended to dynamite the
bridge of the French section in the
hope of checking the fire but the
flames leaped across and engulfed the
Italian,, Russian, Austrian, Japanese,
Chinese and Norwegian buildings.
Forty houses on the Avenue Solbosch,
adjoining the exposition, were de
stroyed. At the time of the outbreak not
less than 100,000 persons were circu
lating in the grounds and the Kermes
As the flames reached the menagerie
it was decided to shoot the beasts but
the heat drove back the soldiers and
the animals were left to their fate.
Many Indians Irresponsible.
Sulphur, Okla. Special. Witness
es testified before the Congressional
Indian land investigating committee
Saturday that if the Indian lands in
Oklahoma were sold and the $30,
000,000 proceeds were turned over
to the Indians in cash, the State
within ten .years would be flooded
It was asserted that many of the
Indians who. signed the McMurray
contracts allowing a 10 per cent "at
torney' fees" to J. F. MoMurray and
Lis associates, were financially irre
sponsible. They would soon squan
der the cash, it was asserted.
Many Chaekasaws testified they
were willing to give McMurray as
high as 25 per cent attorneys' fees,
if 'he would sell the land within a
"Do you mean to say you would be
willing to pay McMurray from $3,
000,000 to $5000,000 for doing some
thing which the government has
promised to do for nothing t" asked
Senator T. F. Gore of Ben Dourlan,
"Yes, we would to get quick
Confederate Veteran Honored.
Memphis, Tenn,. Special. In the
second primary held Saturday in tbe
tenth Congressional district to select
a Democratic nominee, General
George W. Gordon of Memphis was
renominated by about 2,500 majority.
He is commander-in-chief of the
United Confederate Veterans.
Fast Train Hits Four Brothers.
East Greenwich, R. I., Special.
Three boys, all sons of John II.
Straight, of Cow esett, were killed and
a fourth boyv a brother of tlie others,
was seriously injured Wednesday
when a NeAV York bound Portland
express on the New York, New
Haven and Hartford railroad, .travel
ing at the rate of 00 miles an hour
around a sharp turn, ran into the
All Took Sugar in Theirn.
"Washington, Special. The aver
age American ate 82 pounds of sugar
last year, which was more than he
ever had before in the 'history of the
country according to figures made
public by the Department of Com
merce and Labor for the 12 months
ended June 30.
The total amount of sugar eat?n
by Americans during the yeir is esti
mated t seven and one-balf billion
pounds. Only in two previous years
did the total ever approach the 7,
000.000,000 mark and only on four
other occasions did it exceed 6,000,-000,000.
HIGH OFFICIALS' CRIME.
Swindle Illinois Central Railroad
Out of Millions of Dollars.
Memphis, Tenn., Special. Disclos
ures of a most sensational nature, in
volving high former officials of th
Illinois Central Railroad, in con
spiracy by which the Memphis Cai
Company is alleged to have defraud
ed the railroad of hundreds of thou
sands of dollars, were made here
when a decree was entered in Chan
cellor Ileskel's court. By this de
cree' every dollar's Worth f pro
perty in the Memphis Car Company 's
plant and a sum in cash will be turn
ed oyer to the Illinois Central Rail
road. Deeds were filed from the
entering of the decree.
Prosecution will immediately be
gin, it is said, against a number of
the former officials implicated, prob
ably in the Illinois courts first and
later in the Tennessee courts. The
stockholders mentioned in the de
cree, besides E. H. Ward and H. C.
Osterman, the organizers of the
Memphis Car Company, and their
official positions at the time of the
issuance of the stock were:
Frank B. Ilarriman, general man
ager of the Illinois Central.
- Hugh McCourt, general superinten
dent of the Yazoo & Mississippi
W. S. King, general superinten
dent of the' Yazoo and Mississippi
Valley Railroad, operating also tfte
Memphis terminals of the Illinois
William I 'Renshaw, until May 1,
1908, superintendent of machinery
having charge of the repair of equip
ment. Joseph E. Buker, assistant super
intendent of machinery.
John M. Taylor, general store
keeper Bumside shops, Chicago.
Rensbaw is said t be in France,
but as soon as a true bill is secured
efforts will be made to bring Mm
It is known that the Illinois Cen
tral refused offers of larre sums iu
a settlement to include immunity,
declaring that the road, would rather
lose . the millions of which it bad
been defrauded than to 'have the
officials who had been parties to the
alleged fraud, escape punishment.
Two of the officials, it is set forth,
have rturned to the Illinois Central
the amounts received by them as div
idends. These are H. McCourt and
W. S. King, each of whom made vol
untary restitution of. $13,000 in
One of the stockholders, Ira G.
Rawn, is dead.
Mysterious Death Wilmington Lad.
Wilmington, Special. The sup
posed murder of a youth to se
cure $2,500 insurance on his life, the
gutting of the Rock Spring hotel, a
combination hotel and lodging house
on the wharf, the arrest of J. C.
Holly, about 40 years odd, proprietor
of the house, erstwhile preacher of
the Sanetifi cation faith, constituted
the sensational features of a tragic
fire which occurred in this city early
Wednesday morning. .
The seriously burned body of the
youth, Edward. Cromwell, 19 years
old. wrho is said to have come here
four months ago from an orphan
home in Charleston, and was cook at
the hotel, was found lying on the
floor of his room, in his night clothes,
nearly an hour after the fire was dis
covered. J. If. Scull testified that on Mon
day, acting as notary public, he sign
ed certificate of transfer of insu
rance policy for $2,500 from Crom
well to Holly, the premium on which
he was informed was paid by Holly.
Who had applied for insurance to the
amount of $5,000, the company re
fusing more than $2,500. This is
sopposed to have furnished the mo
tive for the crime that is believed
to have been committed.
Fire Euining the Northwest.
Washington. Special. Forest fires
in the Northwest threatening de
struction to human life and to mil
lions of dollars worth of property,
have alarmed officials of the Interior
Department and forest service. In
response to appeals from the fire
zones, additional United States sol
diers are being rushed to the scenes
to assist in combatting the flames.
Postal Banks in Small Cities.
Beverly, Mass., Special. Post
master General Hitchcock has made
a prelinrjnary report, to President
Taft regarding the plans for the in
stitution of postal savings banks in
different parts of the country in the
near future. The experimental bank
will be located in the smaller it;e3.
Sufficient money to establish the sys
tem in cities like New York, Chicago;
Philadelnhia, Boston and other srreat
centres is not yet available. There
is aho a desire to perfect the sys
tem through the experiments in the
smaller communities, before an at
tempt is ni-ad-a 1c open up the metro
THE NEWS MINUTELY TOLD
The Heart of Happenings Carvel
From the Whole Country.
For annoying a woman in a New
York subway train, John Claneey, a
telegrapher, was committed to the
workhouse for six months by Magis
trate Breen, in the West Side Court.
Application of the "grandfather
clause" was made for the first time
in a gas franchise election at West
ville, Okla., and it proved to be hard
on the negroes. Only three of 100
negroes passed the educational test
which the clause requires, the elec
tion judges reported.
The tax returns for Georgia when
complete will show a gain of $40,
000,000 for the year.
Under 'an agreement of attorneys
the Porter Charlton case has been
postponed until September 20.
Turner BroAvning, iage"d 115, accord
ing to most authentic records, died at
Durham, N. C.
' The Alabama division of the Na
tional Red Cross has been organized
with Gov. B. B. Comer as presi
dent. Tyrus Cobb, the base ball idol, is
valued at $50,000 by the managers of
the Detroit team, -with which he playa
under the usual contract.
Advices from Costa Rica say there
was a severe tiurricane last week
on the - Atlantic Coast, destroying a
million banana trees, worth more than
$1,000,000 and belonging principally
to the United Fruit Company.
Robert Treat Payne, president of
the American Peace Society and
widely known as a philanthropist,
died at his home at Waltham, Mass.
All franks and half -rate certificates
have been called in by the Postal and
Western Union Telegraph Companies.
Governor Patterson, of Tennessee,
has comimuted the sentence of Mar
cell us Reirabart, the Montgomery
county Night Rider, to life imprison
ment. Reinhart was convicted of the
murder of Ruf us ' Hunter and sen
tenced to death.
About 15 additional day schools
have been established in various
parts of the country since July 1 and
half a dozen more will be organized
before the fall term begins. State
and county officials are being urged
to open the white schools to the Indian-children.
Children in play poured water down
the itbroat of Ralph, the 4-year-old
son of J. A. Juan, of Calmar, Iowa,
and the little fellow only lived an
hour. The water went into his lungs
and he was drowned.
During the month of July 52,727
citizens of foreign lands entered the
port of New York and of this number
the Ellis Island records class, 12,
985 as illiterate. The number bar
red was 1,127. - The immigrants
brought $1,537,794 in money.
Material reductions are made in
the freight rates on cottonseed from
points on the Central- of Georgia
Railroad, and Jacksonville, Fla., by
ord er of the In t er-S t at e comme ree
Commission in connection with a de
cision handed down in the case of
the Florida Cotton Oil ' Company
against the Central of Georgia Rail
road and other carriers'.
Only 30 generals of the Confederate
forces, one lieutenant geenral, four
major generate and 25 brigadier gen
erals now survive, according to a
statement by Gen. Marcus J. Wright,
who has been an agent for the war
department in the collection of mili
tary records since 18?2.
Further competition with the Virginia-Carolina
Chemical Company in
Columbia, S. C, 'territory is promised
through the commissioning of the
Oongaree Fertilizer Company with
an initial capitalization of $100,000
to build a large mill at Columbia.
Mrs. John Hanan, a well-known
society woman, of New York, frankly
admits that she was in the Narra
gansett Club on th occasion of the
anti-gambling raid Sunday, and
she is the only person yet found
who has admitted as much.
For the first f.wr months of frn
fiscal year Canada's revenue shows
an inarms.? of $5,000,000 over the
same period la At year.
Cavalieri, as she remained on the
stage, an Italian, and of lowly origin,
is declared the most beautiful of
present day singers. Only 12 years
ago she worked for a small pittance
folding papers iu a printing office in
the city of Rome. She married mil
lionaire Charier of New York.
The Alleghany County, Man-land,
Commissioners made the first award
under the new Miners' Relief law,
which originated with former State
Senator David J. Lewis, to Mrs. Eliz
abeth llosken, widow of James IIos
ken, vo was hilled in Mine No. 7 of
the Coi ttlidation Coal Companv, May
13 last. She recr-ived $1,500."
Expert engineers l:av? refoiw.od
rA to the Italian Government t'lat the
famous leaning tower of Piw be
iorn down and re-erected on a better
JViurda! ion. Tlv1 t"wor was built in
1154. It is of white marble. 1SS
feet iu height. The inclination from
the top to the lass is 10 feet.
Breeding Ground of The Worst
ORGANIZED TO STEAL LAND.
Congressional Investigtion. Uncover3
Scheme Thousands of Acre3 Taken
From Minors by Land Grabbers.
Sulphur, Okla., Special Details of
an alleged scheme by which "land
grabbers" organized systematically to
enrich themselves at the expense of
minor Indians were related at the
congressional investigation into In
dian land affairs Monday.
In one instance, it was asserted the
cost of disposing of the property of an
18-year-olJ ' Indian was $2,075r more
than the pToperty;,brought. The con
dition which permafted this arrd sim
iliar deals "was declared to be "a
disgrace to Oklahoma.'' '
Hearing that the scheme prevailed
generally, Representative Philip P.
Campbell, of Kansas, a member of
the investigating committee, put on
the stand James Yarbo rough, a Chick
asaw Indian by intermarriage. -
"Do you call this sort of .thing
grafting or just plain stealing?" ask
ed Mr. Campbell after the witness had
related the circumstances.
"Well, the people down our way
think it is a scandal that the laws
permit such a thing and we think it
is time that Congress take notice of
The probate court at Durant al
lowed the guardian to sell for $2,800
a tract of 140 acres of allotted land
owned by. an 18-year-old Indian.
The guardian then put in a claim
on the proceeds.
The claim included $S50 for acting
as jruardian, $1,650 for improving the
land, $500 for a barn, $60 for posts,
and more money for other purposes.
It was found when the deed was
closed that the child owed her for
mer guardian $2,075. Now the guard
ian is threateniug to have the "other
property of the child sold in order to
get the '$2,075.
"I know of another case in which
325 acres were sold for an Indian
minor and when all the claims were
paid, the child got only $350. In an
other instance $1,500 was obtained
for 200 acres, but the' child got only
$120. The property is sold at prices
dictated by the land robbers. The
children are robbed at one end bj
their guardians and at the other by
ii. . i
" --.v.-, -r 7
"Do you mean to say that such
things are countenanced by the pro
bate courts!" ?
"Yes, they go on with fullknowl
edge of the judges. Thousands of
acres of property thus are taken from
the Indians and thrown into the
hands of white people, the Indians
getting poorer and the land !: grab
bers richer. ' '
Most of Monday 's testimony was
envp.n bv witnesses for the defense
J. F. McMurray, whose 10,000 con
tracts allowed him a 10 per cent at
torneys' fee for the sale of $50,000,
000 worth of Indian land caused the
present investigation, sotight to show
that a large percentage of the sisraera
were 6till in favor of his terms.
Balloon Aeronaut Falls 1,000 Feet.
Pittsburg, Special. Thomas Moore,
aged 24, of Jacksonville, Fla, a pro
fessional aeronaut, is in the hospital
with a fractured skull and broken
limbs, the result of a parachute
jump. Moore was exhibiting at an
open air show, and after reaching
about 1,000 feet cut. lose with his
parachute. It failed to open and
he was dashed against the roof of a
hotel in the East End residence sec
tion. Physicians are unable to say
that he will recover.
Thirty-Two Persons Killed.
Royan, Fiance, By Cable. An ex
cursion train from Bordeaux with
1,200 passengers, running at a speed
of 50 miles an hour, crashed into a
freisrlTt train at Saukjon Sunday.
Thirty-two persons were killed and
100 injured. Many of the victims
were school girls. "Several of the
passenger cars were torn to splinters.
A misplaced switch caused .the acci
dent. Stole S5C0 Worth of Diamonds.
Asheville, N. C, Special A clever
thief succeeded in getting away with,
l- SUV JJUi l.UUfca4.ill-i i v '
of diamonds, three railroad tickets
to New Orleans and aboat $15 in cur
rency, the property of Mrs. J. Mama
Jorcy, wife of a prominent dumber
man of New Orleans, aV.d has tot
The couple were staying at a Wal
hotel. Mrs. Jorcey left her pursj mi
a t.ble and. while cm the porch, the
thit-f grabled it. Sensational de
velopments may be expected, accord
ing to the detectives.