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COLUMBUS, POLK COUNTY, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18,
WANTONLY SHOT BY NEGROES
FIRE IS THE CAUSE.
St. Paul Coal Coni
ne May Prove One of the
Young Man Fares Roughly
Hands of Negro Boys.
Asheville, Special. Dock Atkins, a
young white jpan of the town 23
rs of age, is at the Mission hos
pital seriously hurt as a result of an
attack made on him Saturday night a
little after 11 o'clock by -two negro
boys at the corner of Southside ave
nue and South Main street. It an-
rageclies m the List of t . Alutu atemeuts oi witnesses
i fiat the attack was unprovoked; that
At Kin in passing simply spoke to the
ii".uro boys when one of them with an
oath whipped out a revolver and say
ing something about ''Don't eone on
me,' began shooting. At kin was
shot in the breast and while at first
his wound was not thought serious
later there were symptoms that be
came alarming and Sunday the young
man was removed to' the hospital for
treatment. After firing the .shots tho
negroes tied and although the officers
forked all night in an effort to lo
cate them their efforts thus far are
i .!!!.. Special. Many o3i-
St. Paul Coal Company
an explosion occurred
-ay that four hundred men
li e mine. Twelve bodies
taken out. Six of these
- not employed in the mine,
heir lives in a furtile ei
e the imprisoned workers
Superintendent James Steele
tve' hours after the explosion
was almost impossible that
i the miners still imprisoned
' scape death.
mine had a day shift of 4S4
Of these fifty left the mine at
fwenty-five or more escaped
tire broke out. The others
lieved to be dead.
The entrance to the mine has been
up in the hope of checking the
8a -. The building above the pit
enfrance was blown up to permit. this
Despite the frantic efforts of the of
ficials and the scores of volunteer as
sistants in the little town of Cherry it
se ed assured at 6 o'clock that only
bodies of the dead would be taken
from the mine. Until Sundav morn-
ing when the covering will be remov
ed and rescuers endeavor to pene
trate the smoke and gas choked shaft
and veins the fate of the inmates
cannot be learned.
The tire causing the explosion
which may pove one of the greatest
tragedies in the list of mine horrors,
had an origin almost trival. A pile
of hay allowed to smoulder too Ions;
and before the workers realized their
danger the mine was filled with
smoke, gases and flames and all exit
Heroism such as is rarely exhibited
was shown by officials of the mine
and residents of the town of Cherry.
Those men, who were outside the
mine when the fire originated, con
tributed five to the list of twelve
TAR HEEL CHRONICLES
Ne-ws Notes Gathered From All
Parts of tho Old North State.
TERRIBLE OCEAN CALAMITY.
Boats Aflame and 100 Go Down 61
Rescued With Great Peril.
Singapore,, By Caple. The mail
stearner La Seyne of the Messageries
maritime service, running between
Java and Singapore, and on her way
was in collision early
Our Orphanages at Thanksgiving.
The Orphanages of North Carolina
are performing a valuable service.
They deserve our interest and sup
port. Many of our people generously
contribute to the maintenance and ex
tension of the work of institutions so
worthy. Thanksgiving Day is special
"Orphans' Day " in our "State. At
this season a people greatly blessed
and grateful to God for His mercies
express their thanks in a fitting, prac
tical way by offerings to aid the work
for needy, homeless little ones, a
work for the kingdom of God.' At
the Thanksgiving season, which is ap
proaching, may even a larger number
of our people unite to do greater
things for this cause than ever be
fore. The demands unon our Or
phanages have increased. The cost
of living has advanced. These insti
tutions are endeavoring constantly to
do a more efficient work. Their
needs are greater.
Father Charged With Murdering Son
Greensboro, Special. Simpson H.
Coble, the Greene township farmer
who was found lying in a gully near
the roadside mortally founded Wed
nesday, died Thursday morning at
his home 18 miles south of this city.
His father, Dan "Foot" Coble, and
his brother-in-law, Hiram Elliot, are
in Guilford county jail charged with
the murder. A third prisoner is H.
M. Holt, who was operating a block
ade distillery in the neighborhood
near the scene of the crime.
The father and the brother-in-law
of the dead man were arrested
Thursday morning by Deputy Sheriffs
John Weatherly and George Crutch
field, who went to Greene town&aip
Wednesday night immediately upon
receipt of information of the crime.
Holt, who came to Greensboro in
company with a neighbor to notify
the officers of the murderous assault
on Simpson Coble, was arrested
Thursday morning by Deputy Sheriff
Shaw upon receipt of a telephone
communication that his blockade dis
tillery had been captured by Depu
ties Weatherly and Shaw. Holt was
in the sheriff's office when the ar
rest was made and did not appear
to be surprised when he found him
self in custody.
KILLS BANK CASHIER,
Youth Who Holds Up Indiana fa
stitution Saved From Lynching.
TRIES TO ESCAPE IN SKIFF
To Extend Railway Lines.
Asheville. Special. The pleasing
news was given out Wednesday that
the Asheville & East Tennesee Rail
road Company, the company that
built and is now operating the inter
urban electric line from Asheville to
Wearerville. is making rapid prepar
ation for an extension- of the line on
io what is known as the Forks of Ivy,
a distance of a little more than seven
miles beyond Weaverville and a total
distance of about sixteen miles from
Asheville. It is understood that the
surveys are all complete; that rights-of-way
have been given the company
for quite. a distance toard the Forks
of Ivy and that probably the contract
for the extension work will be let this
fall or inter with actual construction
of the line undetaken early in tho
Mr. Jeff Fisher Killed by a Man
Whiteville, Special. Mr. Jeff
Fisher was killed near here by a man
named Bufkin. The tragedy oc
curred at the home of Mr. R. V. T.
Duncan. Bufkin fired through a
window at Mr. Duncan and killed
Mr. Fisher. Mr. Duncan ran from
the house and Bufkin fired again,
wounding him slightly. The mur
derer made his escape.
Before the killing Messrs. Duncan
and Fisher were driving in a buggy
and were halted in the road by Buf
kin, who renewed an old quarrel with
Duncan, cursiner both men in the
vehicle while he held the mule by the
bridle. They whipped up and left.
But kin. but he made a swine with a
knife as they passed, and cut Mr
Duncan on the hand. Bufkin, who
lived in the same neighborhood, went
home, secured a gun and proceeded
to tho home of Duncan and com
mitted the fearful crime.
'lav morning, witn the steamer
i of the British-India line, and
within two minutes. Seven Eu
an passengers, including Baron
Baroness Beniczky, the captain
.a Seyne, five European officers
88 i. tiiers comprising native pas-
gers and members of the crew,
Flie tesciie of 61 persons, practi
ly from the jaws of shoals of
irks, formed a thrilling incident of
Phe accident occurred at 4 o'clock
the morning in a thick haze. The
Is were steaming at good speed
i the La Seyene was cut almost in
Phe majority of those in board
re caught in their berths and ear
ldown with the vessel,
file fence of the collision brought
Onda to almost a dead stop and
engines were at once slowed and
its lowered. The rescue work
rd thrilling, for not only were
rescuing parties impeded by the
rk, but schools of sharks were al
dy a"! tacking those clinging to
05 of wreckage in the water,
ty-one persons from the ill-fated
' wore finally .dragged into the
nts and brought by the Onada to
port. Many of them had been
" n by sharks and several are se-injured.
Oyster Crop Very Low Owing to Dry
Weather and Low Water.
Newbern, Special. The supply of
oysters in this market is pretty good
but the quality very inferior. Few
fat oysters have been brought here
so far. Most of them are very poor
and watery and the price is around
50 cents a tub at times 75 cents
and as low as 35 cents. The past few
days has seen the price drop consid
erably as they can now be bought on
the streets for 15 cents a quart and
the best for not over 25 cents a quart.
It is said that so much dry weather
and low water is responsible for the
poor quality of the bivalves.
Dread Pellagra Claims a Victim at
Wilmington, Special Mrs. Leah
R. Duke, aged 32 years died at the
James Walker Memorial hospital
Friday after a long illness of pella
gra. She is survived by her husband
and one child.
Three Die in a Fire.
irg, Pa., Special. Three un
men, all foreigners, are
others are seriously injur
: I welve men and women are
r from bruises and shock, the
an early morning fire in a
lodging house on the river
iday. When the fire broke
"Mock, about thirty persons
'" in the building. Firemen
! the occupants of the place
tried the women and children
Would Mob Motorman.
nrepnville. Snecial. A small
of nearly a hundred people held a
street car Sunday afternoon just out
side of the city limits and some
threats were made against the motor
man, who had run over a girl about
16 montbs old. The girl was not
se'riously injured by the mob spirit
seemed rising and county officers
were sent for to quiet the crowd.
There were no arrests made.
Lightning Fires Barn and Stock is
Taylorsville, Special. Tuesday
right about 8 o'ejock during a
thunder storm which passed over till:
MM t ion, lightning svuek and set fire
to the barn of Mr A!. Wilson in the
eastern part of town near Connefelv
Teague's veneer mill. The barn loft
was filled with dry feed and in al
most an instant the whole structure
was in a blaze and soon reduced to
ashes. Two horses and a cow were
within. The latter was saved by
quick work. One horse was isntantly
killed and the other burned to death.
About one hundred and fifty bushels
of corn, a wagon, drill and other
farming implements were destroyed.
Several parties who were in the
central office of the Bell Telephone
Company received slight shocks. A
plug was blown across the room
with terrible force and all lights ex
tinguished. It was several minutes
before the parties could move or
Killed in van Explosion.
Salisbury, Special. A white man
named McLean, from the Richfield
section of Stanly county, who was
employed by Contractor Rose on the
Southbound Railroad in this county,
was instantly killed Thursday in an
explosion of dynamite. The par
ticulars of the accident could not be
Valuable Old Furniture Destroyed in
Buncombe County by Fire.
Asheville, Special. It is learned
here that as a result of a fire in Lime
stone township Thursday night which
destroyed the residence of Miss Delia
Yeaton many valuable heirlooms and
much old and rare mahogany furni
ture were burned. It, seems that the
origin of the fire is unknown; thai
Miss Yeaton spent the night with a
nearby friend leaving a boy in charge
that when the fire was discovered it
had gained such headway that ven
little was saved from the structure
The loss of the furniture is irreparable.
Tobacco Brought $50 Per Hundred.
Raleigh, Special. Sheriff Seares
came in Wednesday afternoon from
the thriving little city of Apex. Dur
ing the day, he said, there had been
a big tobacco sale there, the best
brands of the weed bringing $40,
$45 .and $50 per hundred pounds.
Sheriff Seares agrees with Hon.
Percy J. Olive, who always greets
one with the happy words "Apex
Enters Building by Rear Door With
Two Pistols, Orders All Em
ployes Into the Vault and Begins
New Albany, Ind. In an attempt
at bank robbery a seventeen-year-old
boy, Thomas Jefferson Hall, of Louis
vftyii ISy., entered the Merchants'
Nafvonal Bank here shortly before
noon and killed J. Hangary Fawcett,
cashier of the bank; seriously wound
ed John K. Woodward, president of
the bank, and wounded James R.
Tucker, a negro chauffeur, fatally.
According to William J. Hall, the
boy's father, who has a furniture
store at No. 802 South Preston street,
Louisville, young Hall has been "a
household tyrant." He denies that
the lad is insane. 8
"He is simply mean," said the fath
er. The family is formerly of Knox
Among young Hall's effects was
found a strongly made cabinet, lined
and outfitted like a room. It is be
lieved that the boy expected to escape
with his loot, crawling into the hot,
which was consigned to "R. J. Smith,
Knoxville, Tenn.," and escape as
Hall came to New Albany in an au
tomobile, the property of Mrs. Walter
Escott, a resident of one of the most
fashionable districts of Louisville.
The chauffeur. James R. Tucker, a
negro, tcld the police that the youth
took possession of the automobile in
front of Mrs. Escott's home and
forced him, at the muzzle of a revol
ver, to drive him to New Albany.
Hall entered the bank by a rear
dcor, a revolver in each hand. He
gave the command, "Hands up,
everybody; get into the vault!"
President Woodward advanced to
ward the robber and attempted to
talk to him. Hall's response to Mr.
Woodward's question as to what was
wanted was two shots, which struck
the official in the arm and the stom
ach. Inflicting dangerous wounds.
Fawcett then rushed forward, but
before he could reach the fallen presi
dent was shot in the neck and breast,
dying a short time afterward.
Hall, still without speaking a word,
walked out the front door, dropping
one of his revolvers just outside the
building. Turning the corner to where
the automobile stood, he jumped into
the rear seat, with the command to
the negro, "Get out of this as fast as
you can." But the automobile stood
still, the negro, thoroughly fright
ened, being unable to move. Hall
jumped to the ground, drew a revol
ver and sent a bullet into the negro's
An instant later the assassin was
running at top speed down the bank
to the Ohio, where he jumped into a
He had pulled out some distance
into the stream before the astonished
citizens of the town and the river
bank knew what had happened. One
old sailor on a dredge, seeing the
youth rowing for the Kentucky shore,
gave the alarm through a megaphone.
Owners of river craft then engaged
in a race for the desperado. The po
lice, however, in a motor boat, dis
tanced all followers, and in a short
time had Hall at bay on an island
just south of the big bridge connect
ing New Albany with West Louisville.
They covered him with revolvers and
th arrest was made without a fight.
The prisoner was taken to New Al
bany. There the police were sur
prised to find 200 men who wanted
to take the prisoner. Only by a piece
of strategy was the latter's life saved,
as a chorus of "Hang him! Lynch
him! He killed Fawcett!" greeted
Woodward, the wounded president,
is fifty years old, and is a son of J.
K. Woodward, a wealthy merchant,
who died a few years ago. He has
been president of the bank for fifteen
Fawcett, the dead cashier, was
forty-one years old, and leaves a
widow, formerly Miss Elsie McDon
ald, a society girl of Louisville, Ky..
to whom he was married two years
ago. He also leaves a son, Charles
Fawcett, by a former marriage. He
was a son of Charles H. Fawcett, a
retired business man and director in
the Merchants' National Bank.
The Duke of Aosta dislocated
kneecap while riding near Naples.
Sir Morgan Crofton and his wife,
whom he found in New York, re
turned to London. i
Prince Ito was buried in a mauso
leum on his estate, near Tokio, after
The Tarrytown annual flower show
closed. William Rockefeller being
prominent as a prize winner.
Henryk Sienkiewicz, author of
"Quo Vadis,"' says he can write to his
satisfaction only when he uses scarlet
. Ambassador and Mrs. Henry White
were passengers - on the steamer
George Washington, sailing for New
York from France.
Statues in honor of General Jose
de San Martin, the South American
liberator, were unveiled at Eoulogne
and Santiago de Chili.
President Taft at New Orleans paid
a tribute to the memory of Lieutenant
Aiken, of that city, who was killed by
an explosion on the battleship North
Senora Arcadia Yarnell Calderon.'
wife of Senor Ignacia Calderon, the
Minister of Bolivia in Washington, D.
C. died at the Bolivian Legation, aged Cambridge, Mass.
o i -v i r f c o v r
Senator Aldrichmadetwo addresses
in St. Louis on monetary reform.
Colonel G. R. Colton Avas inaugu
rated at San Juan, Porto Rico, as
Governor of the island.
President Taft on his way back to
Washington, D. C. spoke at the Georgia-Carolina
Fair, in Augusta, Ga.
It was agreed between the United
States and Chile to submit the Alsop
claim to The Hague court for arbitra
tion. The new British Dreadnoughts of
the Lion type will have tonnage of
2 6,350 and speed of twenty-eight
Vice-President Harris, of the New
York Central, placed the shortage of
Treasurer Warriner, of Cincinnati, at
The newspapers at Berlin attacked
the Government for the defalcations
at the Kiel navy yards, which reach
. Count von Bernstorff, German Am
bassador, declared in a speech at Phil
adelphia that Germany seeks no terri
It was announced at Boston that
the trustees of Andover Theological
Seminary haa purchased a ste in
F. A. Souhart, French Minister to
Colombia, has been appointed Minis
ter to Cuba in place of the late M.
Bonnardet, formerly counselor of the
embassy at Eerne.
Dr. Charles W. Eliot, as chairman
of the National Conservation Associa
tion, issued a statement on the dan
ger of monopolistic control of th
country's power sources.
James A. Patten, "King of the
Wheat Pit," made $4,000,000 in one
day by a sudden rise in cotton based
on crop shortage, which made his es
timated market winnings for the year
Senator Cummins, of Iowa, at
tacked Speaker Cannon and defended
the "insurgents" in Congress in a
speech at Chicago.
Experts decided that the Criminal
Courts Building, New York City, could
be repaired at a cost of $12,000 for
occupancy within two weeks.
Again risking arrest for contempt
of court, President Gompers at the
Toronto convention of the American
Federation of Labor denounced Judg
Wright, of Washington, D. C, who
sentenced the lubor leaders to jail.
Death From Football.
Washington, Special Football has
claimed another victim in Archer
Christian, the 18-year-old left-halfback
of the University of Virginia
team whose injury in the game with
Georgetown University Saturday af
ternoon was followed by his death at
Georgetown University hospital Sun
day morning. The body was taken to
Richmond Sunday afternoon for
OR THE CONSEQUENCES WERE.
Quirk They say that love is a dis
ease. Do you believe it?
Quickwed I do. In my case it
turned out to be a sort of rash.
Mme. Steinheil Not Guilty.
Paris, By Cable. Mme. Maigher-
ita Steinheil was acquitted by a jury
at an early hour Sunday morning of
the murder of her husband, Adolphe
Kteinheil, a noted painter, and her
ilepmother, Mm?. Japy. The verdict
was jendered at 12:55 a. m. after 2
1-9 hours' dp.li'v-ration, diirins' whh h
the jury thrice summoned the presi
dent of the court for explanation.-,
thus proving that the original ma
or.ty was for conviction.
Will Meet in Wilmington.
Newbern, Special. The North Car
olina Drainage Association held its
second day's meeting on the revenue
cutter Pamlico while taking a trip
down the Neuse Friday. The busi
ness session resulted in the election
of J. A. Bron of Chadbourn, presi
dent; Joseph Hyde Pratt, secretary
and treasurer, and a vice president
was elected from each county which
New Yorkers drink tea as well as
other things, and it is estimated that
one pound of the herb is consumed
by each inhabitant yearly.
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Mt. Pleasant Boy Torn to Pieces.
Concord, Special. A twelve-year-old
son of R. L. Overcash, of
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WOMAN COLLAPSES ON T&IAL.
Mrs. Read, Accused of Blackmailing
Mrs. G. C. Phipps, Near Death.
Denver, Col. Violent convulsions
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