rmift iSS rAfM .
iirr,. rr- muarciiwnwc iff AL.L THINGS.
If COAST STORM
ii ,. f ic isaticrrir nnrl Mf.
FATALITY NOT GREAT HOWEVER
timated Damage $2,000,000 Wood
aid Brick Buildings Tumble Alike
Stcrm Takes to the Ocean and j
Belief is Felt.
gey West, Fla.. Special. As a re-
ajt 0t tne hurricane which struck
Southern coast or r loricia Mon-
Lvir' rninff. Ivev West Monday nii:t
a mass wreckage and the damage
property is estimated at $2,000,-
. mm 1 1 1
aiariiai law was proclaimed by
I maw r at o o ciock and the ivey
fest guards are patrolm? the citv.
Tin United States government was
iskpi to uisuiucn troops here without
1 tl i. 1 i - 1 ll A
Helav. to assist in patroling the storm-
Chaos reigned on every hand and
i i t i i
feu- people remained -in tneir homes,
humliitls of which were either totally
rcecked or damaged.
It is known that many persons have
peetved more or less serious injury
and reports are current that several
lives were lost.
The storm reached its height at 1
i I . I. ' . iK XV 1 xl
i ciock in i ne aiicnioon, wnen ine
rind reached an estimated velocity of
miles an hour. There was a
ard. steady hlow from 8 a. m. to 3
p. m.. when the wind began to die
Mown and iiy 4 o clock theOeenter or
the hurricane had passed this point.
The hurricane is the worst that
Key West has ever experienced. Of
hundred local vessels in the har-
Dor Monaay out nve remained at an
chor, the others having either gone
loses or been washed upon the beach
es. The streets along the water front
rere a mass of wreckage.
Prick as well as frame dwellings
Brouehont the citv suffered ' alike
from the furv of the heavy wind and
any miraculous escapes from death
rious injury have been reported.
Besides the several score of resi-
kcs either totally wrecked or
st from their pillars, nine fac
es were partially destroyed, in-
raudinp: the Havana-American, Mar
. Nichols, Ruy Lopez, Manut-1
top z, FlotaiJ Torris, Cortez and
X. 1 and Xo. 2 engine houses of
eitv fire department were de
frayed, the firemen narrowly escap
h:. bul several of the horses beincr
killed: Tne top of the First National
rai vras blown off, the postofnee
daa r tl and two running gears of
the government coaling station v?re
telephone and electric light
pole . Duval street, the principal
ftwou are of tlie city, were blown
1 fears were suffered for ether
ah ns? the coast, but at 9:30
ay niirht the weather bureau re
' v fears with, the folk)w-
iwn hurricane warning 10 p. m..
Pensacola; Panama City. Ap
ioola. Carrabejlo. C?dar Keys.
' i'. Tampa. Punta Gorla, Pun
ssa, Key "West. Storm centers
ast Florida moving northeast,
fi tly no further danger on th
Cuba in Storm.
' ana. By Cable. The most ser
eyelone since the bis: blow of
(jr 17, 190(5, struck Cuba early
ay morning, causing extensive
tation through the whole west
1 rtion of the island. In the city
lavana many minor buildings
blown down or unroofed, almost.
ie trees were uprooted and five
- were killed one by an electric
and the others by falling build
About twenty-five persons were
L. Makes Progressive Step.
i 'Mid, Va., Special. John
Williams is back from the
! of the reorganization com
and the board of directors of
Hoard Air Line system in New
ib speaks encouragingly of
in and the harmony and co
on hoped for among interested
The system has recently ab
five smaller systems in the far
iggregatiag nearly 400 miles.
as a Horrible Murder.
n, R. L, Special, The find-.
severed legs of a woman in
.it case among some bushes
ttlying section of this town
brought to Hght what the
3 are convinced is a case of
The. discovery of a New
newspaper of Sunday's date
portions of the limbs is vc
" .'the most important clue
obtained, indicating: possibly
e of the murder, if murder
:'s- The authorities were of
on thai the woman was mur
PRESIDENT TAFFS TOUR!
EnthusiasticThousands Greet Him
On His Western Trip.
As he was crossing from tho Oak
land to San Francisco the army
transport Thomas was setting sail for
the Philippines and by the Presi
dent's request the revenue cutter
Golden Gate, on which he was a pus
senger, was drawn up alongside the
big vessel, the sides of which were
lines with soldiers and the families of
On the bridge of the transport the
Philippine constabulary band was
drawn up and was playing, "Hail to
the Chief as the President shouted
across the water to khaki-clad sol
diers: "Good-bye, boys; I wish you a
Answering cheers came back to the
"Does it make you feel homesick.
Mr. President?" asked a member of
the President's party.
"Indeed, it does," replied Mr.
Taft, "and I would give anything if
I were going with them."
One of the most pathetic incidents
of the President's trip marked his
stay in Berkley. He passed in re
view of the pupils of an institution
for the deaf, dumb and blind. The
tribute of flags waved with unseeing
eyes, of silent nods of the dumb, and
cheers from the blind deeply impress
ed the President.
An all-day stage ride over thirty
four miles of mountain road brought
President Taft Thursday night to this
little sierra retreat, eight miles from
the entrance to the Mariposa grove of
big trees, whither the Chief Executive'
started at sunrise Friday.
News that mountain lions were in
festing the park held out hope of ad
venture for a time, but not even the
tracks of one were seen on the road.
The President declared that Thursday
was one-of the most enjoyable days
of his life. It was the first glimpse of
the Yosemite anel the impressive sur
roundings, the bracing mountain air,
the freedom from speech-making all
contributed to the pleasure of the first
day of roughing it in the Sierras.
His constant coach companion was
John Muir, t he noted naturalist and
He alight eel from the stase during a
portion of the trip and walked a mile
or meu'e up the mountain road. It
gave him a splendid appetitie for the
picnic luncheon of fried chicken, pota
toes, fruit and jelly served in the
Grouse creek pine forest.
The President arrived at Glacier
Point Friday evening. The drive from
Wawona, where he spent the forenoon
visiting the Mariposa big tree groves,
was over twenty miles of mountain
road and the President was ready for
bed immediately after dinner. He
arose before dawn and started for the
sequoia trees in a dense fog, which
ejuickly cleared, however. He was
deeply impressed with the immense
trees, especially in the upper groves.
He was photographed at the base of
the "Grizzly Grant," the biggest and
oldest tree in the world; and he was
snapped in the stage as it passed
through the trunk of the Wawona,
one of the largest of the forest mon
archy. The President 's speech at Fresno,
Ca., Sunday was in reality another
Sunday sermon, the third he has
preached since his trip began.
His text, quoted from memory, was
"He Who Conquereth Himself is
Greater Than He Who Taketh a
City," and from it the President drew
the lesson that popular government
must always be a failure unless it is
based upon sound common sense and
the self-restraint that goes to make
the good loser. He drew an anology
between the American people in this
respect and those people who in their
attempts at self-government follow
an election with a revolution.
On his way here President Taft at
tended morning service at the Presby
terian church at Merced.
A feature of the President's visit
to Fresno was the presentation of
good will from the Japanese residents.
"We hail you, sir, as the honored
Chief of a "great nation which we
are glad is on the friendliest terms
with ours," they said, "and we also
rejoice that our beloved country,
Japan, has the honor and, great priv
ilege of reciprocating such fraternal
regard. ' '
After an all-day stay at El Paso
Sunday he President starts on anoth
er long jump, San Antonio being his
nevt stop, and there he is to accept
on behalf of the United States army
a magnificent chapel and library
building, the gift of San Antonians,
as an appreciation of the American
POLK COONTY, N. C,
show"an beaten androbbed
On Main Street, in the Heart oi
Washington, Unknown Highway
man Croshes C. R. Shafer's Skull
Washington, N. C, Special. One
of the boldest and most daring as
saults and robberies that has ever
taken place in this city was commit
ted on Saturday night on east Main
street when Mr. C. R. Shafer, owuer
of several of the Barkoot carnical
shows, which have been exhibiting in
this city for the past week, was way
laid on his way to his boarding house
by a thUg, who coming up behind
struck him a powerful blow over the
right eye with an old gun barrel, fell
ing him at a single blow, and very
nearly killing him.
When found both pockets of the
man had been rifled and between $75
and $100 had been stolen. The pa
tient regained consciousness Satur
day morning, and gave a partial de
scription of his assailant. There are
slight hopes for the recovery of the
Nine Bitten By Rabid Dog.
Raleigh, Special. Saturday there
was a regular influx of people bitten
by mad dogs. Mr. J. C. page came in
with his six children, Kathleen, May,
Annie, Jane, John and Henry, from
Pender county. All of these were bit
ten by a little puppy, a shepherd dog.
The same dog bit a yearling heifer
and a Httle calf, both of which were
killed Saturday. Another patient is a
3-year-old daughter of Sidney W.
Burton of Reidsville, and another
James Womack of Rockingham coun
ty, 3-year-old, bitten by a pug dog.
Yet another is M. B. Baldwin of
Scotland county, who was in his yard,
a neighbor and a little child being
wit?i him. While loading his wagon
with cotton, a dog ran in, open
mouthed, at the child, whose father
kicked the dog away, the animal im
mediately biting Baldwin on the leg.
He seized the dog and choked it to
death. The people now under treat
ment, as well as those who have been
under it, are crying death to the dogs,
and one man said he intended to use
poison --eely on his premises.
Statesville, Special. Cashier Rob
erts, of the revenue office of Collec
tor Geo. H. Brown reports collec
tions as follows for last month: Lists
$788.68; spirits $280.28; cigars $48.00;
tobacco $243,749.64; special tax $478.
88; total $245,345.48.
Compared with the collections for
September, 1908, the collections last
month show a decrease of $165.84.
The collections on spirits in Septem
ber of last year were $51,144.39; to
hacco $192,899.04. Compared with
these figures the collections on spirits
last month show a loss of $50,864.11.
but the loss i almost entirely covered
by the gain of $50,850.60 on tobacco,
and the decrease in the total collec
"us is therefore small.
Receives Gift From Carnegie.
Greensboro, Special. A check foi
$25,000 has just been received by the
president of the Greensboro Female
College from Andrew Carnegie, this
being the amount offered conditional
ly to the College by Mr. Carnegie two
years ago. The conditions have been
complied with, and this check for
$25,000 completes the $100,000 en
dowment fund. The conditions im
posed by Mr. Carnegie that he woulc
give $25,000 after the friends of the
College had raised $75,000 was ar
incentive and enabled the College tc
raise this fund within the period oi
Accidentally Shot While Chasing s
Fayetteville, Special. Moses Mc
Lean Saturday acidentally shot and
dangerously wounded his sister, Ha
gar McLean, while attempting tc
shoot a wild chicken which the woman
was assisting him to round up. A
clump of weeds hid his sister from
McLean's sight when he fired.
Plenty of Partridges This Season.
Raleigh, Sportsmen will be inter
ested in the information that there
dtp fnr more partridges this yeai
than there were in 1908, in fact, it'
is said that over a large area oi the
State there are ten where there was
onlv one last year. The terrible rains
of 1908 drowned vast numbers of the
birds. In the early part of last sea
son nearly all the birds killed bv
hunters were old ones.
Bold Robbery at Washington.
Washington, Special. One of the
boldest and most daring robberies
a. j J : V.;o j?fTT tnnlf
ever perpeiraieu tu ima
I place in broad daylight Thursday af
the office of Mr. W.
Mayo, a justice of peace, on Marketi
street, was entered, his safe broken
into and something over $100 in cash
taken. It seems that Mr. Mayo had
gone out of his ofiice for a few min
utes and on his return he found the
jotpt. in his safe ooen and the
money missing. The police are at
work on the case, but as yet there is
no clue to the fuilty parties.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1909.
TAR HEEL CHRONICLES
Hews Notes Gathered From AH
Parts of the Old North State.
SOUTHERN TEXTILE ASSOCIA
TION. Fourth Regular Meeting of This
Growing Organization of of Cotton
Mill Men to Be Held in Raleigh, N.
C, Wednesday, Oct. 20.
The Fall meeting of the Southern
Textile Association will be held in
Raleigh, N. C, on Wednesday, Oct.
20th. As this will be at the time of
the North Carolina State Fair the
sessions of the association will be
held in the morning and at night,
giving time in the afternoon for vis
itkig the fair and looking through the
Textile Department of the State Ag
ricultural and Mechanical College,
which consists of a fully equipped
model mill with competent instructors
who take an active interest in the
work of the association and will ren
der assistance in any possible way to
make the meeting of interest and
value to every mill man who may at
tend. The program of the association
will include addresses and papers on
Weaving by Prof. William Nel
son, formerly instructor in the Lowell
The Spinning Frame by Supt. T.
F .Cuddy, of Clio," S. C.
The Card Room by Supt. Alfred
N. Landau, formerly of the Maginnis
Mill, New Orleans, La.
Power Economy in Mills by Chief
Engineer G. F. King, of King's
Humidifiers by Mr. W. P. Hazel
wood, of Atlanta.
Care of the Operatives' Health
by Supt. A. S. Winslow, of Clinton,
The Southern Textile Association
composed chiefly of superintendents
and overseers of departments in the
actual work of cotton manufacturing
had its birth in a meeting held in
Charlotte last fall which was attend
ed by a number of representative
men in these lines, chiefly from North
and South Carolina.
A permanent organization was ef
fected with provision for holding
meetings quarterly; and the next reg
ular meeting held at Greenville in
April was attended by large delega
tions from the leading mill towns of
the Carolinas with representatives
from other Southern States.
The meeting at Spartanburg in July
was the largest yet held when theat
tendance was over two hundred, the
membership at that time and by ad
ditions since having grown to consid
erably more than 300.
Young Boy Accidentally Killed While
Lumberton, Special. Loyd Odum.
the 15-year-bId son of Ferdinand
Odum, who lives about seven miles
from here, while out hunting with his
brother Tuesday was killed. He with
a pistol and his brother a gun started
in different directions and in a short
time his brother hearing a pistol fire
called to him, but receiving no answer
went to him and found him dead with
a wound in the left breast. There
were no eye-witnesses of the affair
and it will probably never be known
exactly how he came to be killed.
Woman Seizes Rat With Hand and
Hurls it Against Wall.
Tarboro, Special. To grab a rat
with the hand and hurl it to death is
an act of bravery. This happened
here, when Mrs. John Grimmer went
to her pantry to cut a piece of meat.
She found a rat helping himself to
her meat, and struck at him with the
knife.' The blow fell short and the
rodent made for the door. With the
quickness of thought, she grasped the
rat and hurled it against the wall,
Morphine by Mistake.
Pilot Mountain, Special. A sad oc
currence took place here. Mr. and
Mrs. D. R. Fulk's little child had
sores on its . mouth and the mother
gave it four grains of morphine by
mistake for calomel. Every effort
was made to wake the little one, but
without avail. The parents are grief
stricken at the child's death.
Washington Stave Mill Destroyed by
Fire Loss $10,000.
Washington, Special. The large
stave manufacturing plant of the
Moore Lumber Company of this city
caught fire Wednesday night about
10 o'clock and rapidly burned down,
resulting in almost a total loss to the
company. The stave mill was ap
proximately worth $10,000 and as
nearly as can be ascertained there
was but little insurance. The local
fire department responded to the
alarm verv DromDtly and renderd va-
Subscription Price, $1.00
Japan has replaced her residency
general In Hsientao with a consulate.
Many former employes of the
Stockholm street car lines have emi
grated to America
Jndge E. H. Gary, back from
Europe, reported that propsperity is
rapidly returning abroad.
The Nebraska Supreme Court up
held the Sibley act providing a twenty-five
per cent, reduction in express
A monument commemorating the
founding of the International Postal
Union will be unveiled at Berne,
Dr. David Starr Jordan said at San
Francisco that the Japanese had dis
regarded every international law in
re sard to seal killing.
, Senor Chaumer, a municipal coun
cillor of Caracas, was shot and killed
by the President of the Council, Senor
Garcia, in a street of Caracas.
The Grand Jury in Youngstown,
Ohio, indicted seventeen city and
county officials and contractors for
bribery and acceptance of bribes.
Count Boni de Castellane an
nounced his intention to interpellate
the French Parliament against the
"Spanish repression" committee, on
the ground that it was illegal.
The Quebec provincial government,
It is reported from Montreal, will pro
hibit the exportation of unmanufac
tured timber, but will not impose an
export duty on raw pulp wood.
The homicides involved in Lieuten
ant Clark's Kansu expedition will be
investigated at the Chinese Foreign
Ofiice, China, Great Britain and the
United States being participants in it.
Principals in the Manhattan and
Italian opera companies, New York
City, took steps to crush out the
"elaquers" who have been demanding
money for applause and threatening
singers who refused to pay.
Alamance County Fair.
Burlington, Special. The twenty-
swond annual Fair of Alamance 1
county opened Tuesday at the Fui
grounds here. Most of the day was
spent in entering and arranging the
exhibits. Never before has there
been so large and splendid an exhibit
taken as a whole. All of the depart
ments were well filled and some were
full to overflowing. It is a matter of
gratification to the management that
everything is so bright and promising
for the best Fair ever held.
Seven White Caps are Convicted.
Raleigh, Special. After being out
Jill Wednesday afternoon and over
night the jury in the "white cap"
case from Mark's Creek township
brought in a verdict of guilty against
all seven defendants. The verdict
took the defendants and their counsel
completely by surprise and a demand
made by counsel that a poll of the
jury be taken. Every juryman re
sponded "guilty." No appeal was
takn. - '
Fires at Rocky Point.
Rocky Point, Special. Thomas J.
Brown lost his barn, its contents of
hay, tools and fertilizer by fire. The
loss is about $500, with no insurance.
Harry Hearne lost a fine saw mill
planer, valued at $1,000, with no in
surance. It is dry here and forest
fires are raging.
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King Edward has knighted LietK
Robert E. Peary took part with the
Roosevelt in the Hudseja-FuKon river
All Mirza, the deposed Shah of
Persia, left Anzali, a Caspian seaport,
Dr. F. A. Cook delivered a lecture
In Philadelphia and was greeted with
an enthusiastic official reception.
William Watson, chairman of the
Cunard Steamship Company, died in
London at the age of sixty-six years.
The Rev. Dr. Wise, of the Free
Synagogue, denounced intermarriage
of Jews and Christians in a sermon
In New York City.
President Taft preached a sermon
at the laying: of the cornerstone of
the First Universalist Church, in
East Portland, Ore.
John D. Rockefeller advised the
boys in the Sunday-school connected
with his church in Cleveland how to
get and keep a job.
Albert Pulitzer, founder of the New
York Morning Journal, committed
suicide in Vienna, where he had
made his home for years.
Sir Edward P. Morris, Premier of
Newfoundland, opposed the entrance
of the Commercial Cable Company's
new cable into St. Johns.
The Consistory of the Collegiate
Dutch Reformed Church, New York
City, Increased the salary of the Rev.
Dr. Burrell, pastor of the church, to
915,000 a year.
Harry Whitney avoided coming to
New York City lest he should meet
either Cook or Peary and become
more deeply involved in the North
The Great Northern Railroad put
into operation a train to cover the
1814 miles between Seattle and St.
Paul in forty-six hours, said to be the
World's fastest long distance train.
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Journal declares : Two young Ameri
can girls made a comfortable living
because they appealed to honesty, and
so brought it out. They put their
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