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COLUMBUS, POLK COUNTY, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1909.
Held For Tiverton Mulder.
Fall River Mass. Professor"
Frank rlill, the herb doctor, of this
city, was held without bail tor the
Grand Jury tor the murder of Miss
Amelia St. Jean, of Woonsocket, R. L.
-whose dismembered body was found
In sections along the Bulgarmarsh
road in the adjoining town of Tiver
ton, R. I., recently.
U. S. Gun Contract Awarded.
Washington, D. C A contract, tor
the manufacture ot four twelve-inch
gun carriages has been awarded by
the Navy Department to the Beth
lehem Steel Company, of South Beth
lehem, Pa., at a total of 209,428.
Woolen Efert Named. . ,
Washington D. G. E. Dana tu
rand, Director of the Census, an
nounced the appointment of W. J.
Battison, of Boston, as the consulting
expert of the census with respect to
the census of woolen manufacturers.
Drunken Motorist Fined.
Chicago. On a charge of operating
an automobile while intoxicated, E.
M. Haaker was lined $100 In the
Municipal Court. , .
$1,000,000 For Famine Sufferers.
Mexico City. The Government will
advance $1,000,000 to alleviate the
suffering caused by the corn famine
among the poorer classes. Half of
this sum will be put to immediate use
by a special junta.
Astor Divorce Ajrrecment.
New York City. As-a sequel of the
divorce suit of Mrs. J. J. Astor, in
which it is said only one co-respondent
was named and only one
witness heard, an attache of the
household, Mrs. Astor, formerly Miss
WiTling, ot Philadelphia, will have
custody of the daughter and Colonel
Astor custody of the son. In lieu of
alimony, it is said, the estate will ba
k.M sr T.P
Lar.ston Co. Increases Capital.
Alexandria, V a. The annual meet
ing of the Lanston Monotype Machine
Company, held here, decided to in
crease the capital stock from $5,000,
000 to $10,000,000. and to increase
the par value of stock from $20 to
$100 per share. Both measures were
Boycotting Walter Fined.
Cincinnati, Ohio. Joseph Hirsch
feldt, a waiter who had been dis
charged from a restaurant, stationed
himself at the door of the restaurant
and stopped every patron who en
tered. Judge Bode fined him $25 and
Pullman Company Earnings.
Chicago. The annual report of the
Pullman Company for the fiscal yean
ended on July 31 show gross earn
ings of $33,801,155. The net earn
ings ware $10,94S,201. or 10.94 per
cent, on the capital stock.
Racing Motorcyclist Killed.
Dallas, Texas. While speeding n
practice mile, Eugene J. Marsh, an
amateur, of this city, was throwji
from his 1 motocycle and instantly
killed at the State fair grounds "race
course.. Marsh was riding fifty miles
an hour when a tire burst and the
rider was thrown against a fence. .
Parsons, Kan., Commission City.
Parsons. Kan. At a soecial elec
tion this city decided to adopt a com mission
form of government by a vote
of 75 to 209. The present Mnyor
ouiCiais ooposea .me new
Chicago Hotel Fojr Chinese.
Chicago.- Chicago will oe the pos
sessor of the finest hotel for Chinese
in the United States. The new build
ing, as planned, will :besix stories,
and much of the work wiH be done
by Orientals. . The decorations will be
England's Newest Warship.
vonport, England. The new In-
it;able, a larger and improved
i .Sh I l.-rrtt l aar nf tVio In Vinethla
. was launched here. This ves
will complete the quartet of twen
Liverpool Cotton Brokers Pail.
Liverpool, England. Notice was
posted on the Cotton 'Exchange that
J-be 'brokerage firm' of Johnson &
gorburn much regretted that they
Sre vnabler to keep tteif engage
a: the day's cleanings.
toierican Hospital Opened. ,
P .r ? The American Hospital at
gyHy, built and equipped through
J1 seneroslty of the American col
aton.yi Paris has beea formally
c'u already baveiiefen en
court which had un-
the case of Count
J; "astellaue against his for-
ttetw". f':e Princess de Sagan, for
tw i Gould. decided that the
cho0j st pons should be sent to
$ar&U. d incidenUlly rebuked both
GUILT NOT ESTABLISHED
Peculiar and Knotty. Case With Jury
i. Five Hours.
' Beaufort, Special. Court convened
at 9:30 Saturday morning. Solicitor
C. L. Abernethy consumed 4 1-2
hours in going over the evidence" for
the State. He placed special stress on
the evidence of C. E. Herrington.
Judge Guion made a lengthy charge,
paying special attention to every part
of the evidence that could in any way
assist the jury in giving its verdict.
At 3:30 the jury took the case for
consideration. At 8:30 the jury sent
for the judge and after court conven
ed the jury was called and polled and
a verdict of "not guilty" was given.
Wayne County Still Destroyed
Goldsboro, Special. Revenue of
ficers arrived in this city Friday from
Fork township bringing with them a
still which they captured over in that
section. When the officers approach
ed the still and demanded of the
moonshiners to surrender, they were
greeted with silence, and upon inves
tigation it was found that the juice
makers bad-been too sharp to be
caught napping, but in their hurry to
get away they had to leave most
of the whiskey, which proved to be
quite a large quantity. The still haa
been stored until the case can more
definitely be worked out.
Two-Year-Old Child Burned to Death.
Lenoir, Special. Lale Wednesday
evening the 2-year-old child of Mr.
Forney Lackey of this place was
burned to death. It seems the mother
went out of the house for a bucket
of water telling the child to siay in
until she came back. On returning she
found the child screaming 'with its
eyes burned out. Having gone too
close to the fire its clothes became ig
nited by the lames which enveloped
and burned the little fellow so badly
that he died before the doctor arrived.
Wife Shoots Husband, Mistaking
Him For a Burglar.
Wilmington, Special Returning to
his home on a late train. Thursday
night, Frank Lahna, a well-known
traveling man, upon entering his
house was mistaken by, Mrs. Lahna
for a burglar, and shooting through
the door she wounded him in the hip.
Mr. Lahna cried out at the crack of
pistol and his wife recognizing his
voice desisted .from further shooting.
Mr. Lahna is painfully but not ser-
Hand Torn Off by Corn Shredder.
Concord, Special Ernest. Untz, the
young son of Mr. G. J. Untz, of No.
2 townshiD. sustained a serious m-
jury Thursday afternoon while feed
ing a corn shredder. He was passing
up the stalks when his right arm was
caught in the machine, and before re
lief could be iriven him four finger
and the major portion of his hand
were torn off. It is quite probable
that his hand will have to be taken
off entirely as. the bones were pretty
Insanity Dodge Fails.
Wilson, Special: An interesting
case was tried in superior court here
Saturday. On Christmas Eve, 1907,
Roy Goshea went to the home of Sa
rah Armstrong in this eity and killed
her witha butcher kmfe. Goshea
"then was pronounced insane and sent
to the -asylutin- Recently authorities
there pronounced him sane, and he
was returned here for trial. His de
fense was insanity, but fife was con
victed and given ten yearsin the pen
itentiary. . f
Four Women Sent to Roads
Charge of Vagrancy.
Durham, Special. Justice Pegram
sent four women to the roads Friday
morning on charges of vagrancy with
allegations of a worse - nature. They
take terms of 30 days. The city court
has been much worried by a growing
class of workless women and has de
cided to put them where they can
serve the county.
Contra Ldt For Double Trackin
Concord, Special.--Assistant Chief
Engineer Durham of the Southern
Railway was iu the eity Friday and
stated that contracts had aiready
heen let for the double-tracking of
the Southern's line to this city from
Kannapolis Work on this link will
begin this week, and the crew that is
now located at Landis will be trans
ferred to the Phifer place, one mile
above the city, where a camp will be
TAR HEEL CHRONICLES
News Notes Gathered From All
Parts of the Old North State.
TRIPLE MURDER NEAR MURPHY
Three Hen Killed in a Lumber damp
Following a Dispute Over a Sunday
trame of Cards.
Asheville, Special. A special re
ceived here Wednesdav afternoon
from Murphy tells of a triple murder
eommittftd nMr tW Sr,
The special says
"A triple murder occurred Sunday
night at a lumber camp near Jellico
Plain, Tenn., over a game of cards.
The dead bodies of Archie and Harvey
Bateman, brothers, were brought here
Monday over the L. & N. The dead
body of Henry Fair arrived Tuesday.
'tv. j. -ri i it
.me uuuicb ui i wu oaieman orovc
ers were shipped to Kyle, Macon
county, their home; the body of Farr
to Graham county. Pat Lovin, Jim
Nelson and J. S. Cable are now
charged with the killing, and a re
ward of $150 for their capture has
been offered by the sheriff of Monroe
county, Tenn. Nelson boarded the
Southern Railway train here Monday
morning before the telegram frbpi
the Tennessee authorities was re
ceived. He said that Pat Lovin killed
the Bateman brothers in self-defense.
Watkins Tells Why He Shot.
Asheville, Special The State v.
Watkins rested about the middle of
Tuesday afternoon and the defendant
gave in his direct testimony and was
being cross-examined when court ad
journed in the Watkins case. In his
statement, which was impressive,
"I shot the mew because they were
vicious. I had never seen them be
fore and when I told them that I
would arrest them they did not de
sist their misconduct; they asked,
'Who in the hell are you? and when
I told them that I was an officer they
swore that they would take care of
me. One of them shut the door and
the other grabbed me, catching me
by the neck and bringing me to ray
knees. Bunting lifted his pillow and
run his hand where it had been while
Collins forced me back between the
bureau and washstand, and was try
ing to take my pistol."
Woman Stole Cloth From Mill.
Rockingham, Special. Tuesday af
ternoon Mrs. Mary Alexander, wa
arrested at Roberdel Mill No. 2, on
the charge of stealing cloth. A search
warrant was procured and the horns
of the woman was searched. In the
bottom of her trunk was found near
ly 400 yards of cloth, both the wo
man and her husband were operatives
at Roberdel No. 2. They have one
child, about 4 years old. At six
o'clock the woman had been unable
to give bond.
The woman's arrest was brought
about by a firm in South Carolina to
whom she had tried to sell goods.
Their letter of inquiry to local mill
men led to an investigation with the
results above mentioned. It is kiipwn
that the woman made several trios
to South Carolina and to points in
this State, carrying a heavy trunk
with hex each time. It is supposed
that the stealing has been going on
Erwin Mills Reduce Time.
Durham, Special. The Erwin Cot
ton Mills agree to cut one day, from
each working week until August next
to assist the mill men in getting rid
of their fabrics, which are" now ex
ceedingly low as compared with raw
Gattis Appointed Solicitor.
Raleigh, Special. Gov. Kitchin is
sued a commission Wednesday after
noon to S. M. Gattis, of Hillsboro, as
solicitor for the Ninth judicial dis
trict, succeeding Jones Fuller, who
resigned to become counsel for the
Rexall Company of Boston. Mr.
Gattis is ex-speaker of the lower
house of the State legislature and is
grand master of the North Carolina
grand lodge of masons.
Forest Fires Do Damage.
Tarboro, Special. A locomotive of
the A. C. L. set fire to the woods of
Mrs. J. C. Powell, near MacNairV
Crossing Tuesday. A high wind pre
vailed and the flames spread rapidly.:
390 acres were swept before the fire
could be checked. All the under
growth and young trees were killed and
and the young trees were killed and
the larger ones badly damaged. The
loss is estimated at $1,500 or $2,000.
The same evening sparks from an
engine fired the woods near Harts
boro, were there is a public gin.
AUTOMOBILES THROUGH N. C.
End the First Week With Increasing
. ly Enthusiastic Receptions Speed
Excels Schedule Time North Caro
lina Wild With Joy.
Charlotte, N. C, SpeciaLWith the
Stars and Stripes afloat on ceaseless
breezes, emblem of the common nat
ionality of the North and the South
which their tour is destined to bind
ndinp- a cioc' t
O ""JO JVU1HOJ Ui IUU1C
than 600 miles from the metropolis of
""u" fcuiuewnai, weary ana worn
fk. i -i
4 stopped Saturday evening in the me-
tropohs of North Carolina. The
sheers of thousands of watching peo
ple and the glad hand of hundreds
more bade the participants in The
New York Herald-Atlanta Journal
goad roads tour, en route from New
York to Atlanta, welcome to Char
lotte and to Dixie.
In the language of Mr. W. T. Wa
ters of the staff of The Atlanta Jour
nal in the story which he Sunday
night wired his paper:
"If the good roads tour of The At
lanta Journal and The New York
Herald has been met with ovations
growing more enthusiastic with each
mile of southward progress until Sat
urday, the receptions which were ac
corded it on Saturday defy descrip
tion. Nothing even half so cordial
bad been anticipated. Its movement
on Saturday from Winston-Salem to
Charlotte, 138 miles, has stirred the
whole western half of North Carolina.
Its progress has been attended by
such widespread and intense welcome
that it seems as if nothing could equal
it. Yet so it seemed on Friday. On
Thursday it looked as though the
high-water mark of enthusiasm had
"Winston-Salem bade the tourists
a rousing farewell, and passed them
on through Greensboro to High Point,
where all business was supended
while the whole city did honor to the
dusty visitors. Thoroasville indus
tries and chair manufacturies gave ail
their employes holiday while the tour
ists were passing. Lexington feasted
them upon barbecue and flattered
.them with an ovation that represent
ed not only the eitv itself but the
whole county of Davidson. Automo
biles from Winston-Salem, thirty-two
in number, met them again in Lexing
ton. Other automobiles gathered at
Lexington from High Point and
Greensboro. The way of the tour to
Salisbury was preceded and followed
by a flying squadron of automobile
escorts, and still on through Salis
bury to Charlotte, where many of the
unofficial visitors are remaining over
Saturday night. Salisbury begged the
tour to stop a few moments and par
take of refreshments and finally com
promised by putting the refreshments
in the cars. Salisbury had already
extended the courtesies of the toil
bridge over the Yadkin river to th:j
tourists, every official car being pass
ed with a cheer by the toll keepers.
China Grove, Landis, Kannapolis,
Concord and Newell suspended every
thing to give rousing acclaim to the
passing tourists. Charlotte turned
out as never before and gave the good
roads army royal' welcome. "
To the Maxwell Toy Tonneau of
Marietta, Ga., belongs the distinction
of achieving the best speed of the day
Saturday. It accomplished the allot
ted distance in 6 hours and 33 miuues,
or in 1 hour a"bd 37 minutes less than
the time in which it was "scheduled to
cover it. A close second was fur
nished by Mr. Jacques Futrelle, the
well-known writer of Scituate, Mass.,
who is driving his own car and
is accompanied by his wife and
two children. He made the distance
in 6 hours and 46 minutes a differ
ence of 16 minutes.
Refreshed by the first day's rest
afforded by their long itinerary and,
judging from their freely expressed
comments, entirely delighted with
Charlotte and the entertainment of
forded them here, approximately 150
automobilists journeying in 37 cars
form the nation's New York to the
New York of Dixie early Monday
morning glided out across several
leagues Of the finest roads they have
experiem-ed since they' left the valley
of the Shenandoah. For more than
36 hours they have been in a very
real and manifest sense the guests of
the city of Charlotte and for not one
single moment has that fact been al
lowed td slip from their minds.
Two Dead in Duel Following a Wed
Gonzales, Tex., Special. In a duel
following a wedding frolic in the Mex
ican quarter on the Henry Cardweil
farm two miles north of Wrightsboro,
two men met death early Sunday.
There were no witnesses to the quar
rl t,iv frt ih fioVif Th mpn want
in whieh the dance was held and be
gan firing at each other. Erroyo was
instantly killed and his body fell
across Moriale's. The latter lived for
about an hone
NEW ORLEANS GREETS TAFT.
Spends Saturday and Sunday in
Strenuous Program and is Tired
Out at Seeing the Sights and En
joying His Glad Reception. A
New Orleans, SpecialPresident
Taft arrived in New Orleans Satur
day to renew bid acquaintances and
to enjoy two days of the hospitality
hich he declared a few days ago he
the moment of his arrival at 12:30
p. m., on the lighthouse tender Olean
der; whichrleoV a long trailing fleet of
river packets into port, the President
was kept on the go until past mid
night Saturday night.
He ended his river trip with an ad
dress before the waterways conven
tion in the afternoon in which ho re
iterated what be said before, that he
favors the issuance of bonds to carry
forward every deep waterway pro
ject which shall be approved by a
competent board of engineers as prac
ticable and can be shown to be neces
sary to take care of the growing com
merce of the sections.
This address concluded, the Presi
dent became the guest of the city. He
lunched with Archbishop Blenk at the
latter 's palace, attended two J foot
ball games, had a dinner given in his
honor at the Pickwick Club Saturday
night and went direct from there to I
gala performance of "Les Hugenots
at the French opera house. A little
supper at a famous French restau
rant after the opera brought tfie
Chief Executive's busy day to a close.
He thoroughly enjoyed his four
and a half nights and five days on the
Mississippi river. And, although he
has learned much of the difficulty that
must be encountered in attempting to
seemed Saturday to be just as enthu
siastic as ever in the belief that th&
Mississippi can -be made to recognize
a channel deep enough to handle all
of the commerce that can be assigned
President Taft went to bed on his
train Sunday night a thoroughly tired j
man. His New Orleans friends kept
him on the go nearly all day long. He
made two speeches during the after
noon, visited the naval station and
Jackson barracks, .rode through the
interesting old French quarter of the
city and attended a sacred concert on
the campus of Tulane University.
This day of strenuousness, following
the activities and entertainments of
Saturday, which did not end until 3
o'clock Sunday morning when supper
after the opera was concluded
brought the President's stay in New
Orleans to a close. His train left
before daylight for Jackson, Miss.,
where he spent all day Monday.
The President was so tired when
he got back to his hotel at 6 o'clock
Sunday night that he declined all
invitations for dinner and had the
meal served in his apartments with
Secretary of War Dickinson as a
The drive thorough the old French
section of the city was immensely
interesting to the President and he
vetoed any suggestion of its curtail
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the Unitarian church, where he heard
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Life," by Rev. H. Elmer Gilchrist.
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Death Checks Foot Ball.
West Point, N. Y., Special. Be
cause of the death of Eugene A.
Byrne, of Buffalo, N. Y.. no more
football will be played by the West
Point eleven this year. This state
ment was made by Col. Hugh L.
J Scott, superintendent of the United
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