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J - - 1 " , .V . .. V- v' . -. j: V . 1 . ,1 V , I - ' - r' .:. -p.-- '... 3 .' - 4, 7- 7 DROWN ELEVEN MEN SEN. MORGAN -DEAD 4" ' --lr;-:' ' . ... " . ' . -:::; , . , Famous Southern Statesman l . r . Passes Away. In "Brief, STICKS TO HIS TESTIMONY v Harry Orchard, Confessed Murderer, .Sticks Boldly to All His Statements an& Continues to Talk Cooly of His Horrible Crimes. " Boise, Idatio, Special. In minute detail Harry Orchard on cross-examination described the attempt he made to poison ' ' Fred ' ' Bradley and his family in San Francisco He told how he got acquainted with the servants in the house, took the cook to X - Stuyvesant Fish, talking to Columbia College men, expressed the opinion v that ratefixing by' Federal authority ivrould - tend .to arrest, the extension of railroads into undeveloped country. C A. ) ,The Federal grand jury at Charleston, W. Va.,brought in more indictments against . the Ritter Lumber Company, of Wyoming county, and its officials on the charge of holdt ing laborers in peonage. At Selma, Ala., the charred body of Will Skinner ;was found in -the rums, of his store near; Sardis. It is said shots were heard just before thltre which gives rise to the theory of mur-der-and arson. for the purpose of robbery." -v -,-v''- -,; :-:-v-.'t: President Roosevelt .attended the opening of the Georgia Building t Jamestown where he made an address and also made an 'address before the National Editorial ' Association. Public opinion in Japan in very jingoistic, but has not yet reached the point of appealing for a hostile demonstration against the United States. , The examination of Major Pen rose-in command of the negro troops sta-tined at Brownsville, Tex., on August 13th when that town was "shot up" and Captain Macklin, of Company Cr Twenty-fifth - Infantry, consumed nearly the entire time of the Senate committee on military affairs Tuesday. They denied several important statements of witnesses tending to fix the blame of the shooting up of the town upon the negro soldiers. Major Penrose reasserted his belief that the soldiers did not do the shooting. Governor Hughes of New York vetoed the bill instituting a flat passenger rate of 2 cents a mile on every railroad system in the State more than 150 miles long. The Governor points put that the "passage of the SUNKEN LAUNCH LOCATED Seve; al Bodies Found, But on Ac-coiint of Confined ! Space Tneir Ntxnber Conid Not Be 'Counted.:, . Nerwport News, Va., SpeciaL With cano y frame crushed, but canvass still ightly. fastened down the missing launch of the battleship Minnesota was ocated in 27 feet of water,, about 1,40C yards west by south of . Fort Woo Friday afternoon about 5 o'clojk. Across the little craft a telltale piece of ' towing line served to conv nee the naval , officers 'that they are right in their theory that the launch' was run down by a float of some kind in tow of a tug. rThe diver who went down to examine the launch reported that the heads and arms of thre men were protruding from beneath the canvass covering ; me men having made a desparate fight for life when they were carried down like rats in a trap. It is believed that certainly nine of the lxdies will be under the canopy, but the fact that uniform capes of Midshipmen Ulrich and Stevenson were picked up in the roads indicates that these two must have succeeded in getting free from the boat before they were drowned. Aboard the battleship Indiana Captain Mahan confirmed for the As-socia ted Press the report of the finding f the launch. He said that ail the :!acts had been wired to Washington md that an official .report would be j;iven out later. Searchlights fron all the American battleships are play ing upon, the spot around which two floating derricks, the naval tug Potomac and half a dozen launches and cutters are anchored. A diver is at the bottom of the roads, placing the cables with which the klerricks will raise the launch. Officers and men on board the Atlantic eet are waiting anxiously for the raising of the boat. Naval launch Goes Down and ' All on Board Arc Lost A SEVERE BLOW TO THE NAVY sota Containing Six Enlisted Men and Six Middies ' Goes Down in Hampton Roads With 'All on Board. f I" Washington, Special. A telegram received at the Nevy Department Tuesday from Rear Admiral Evans at Norfolk, Va.j says: "Minnesota steam launch after facing to exposition is still missing and grave fears are entertained -that she jWas run down and sunk. She had a 7 crew of five men and as passengers Midshipmen Field, Stevenson, Hold-en, Ulrich; Murfin and Holcomb. Search has been made, but without success' The Navy Department , has ' received dispatch from Rear Admiral Evans in command of the United States fleet in Hampton Roads, which says: "A ditty-box belonging to fireman of the Minnesota's missing launch has been picked up afloat near berth 27 and I am forced to conclude that launch with all on board is lost. Haye ordered board of investigation. .Steamer last seen at Exposition pier about midnight last night." The loss at one time of five bright young midshipmen fresh from ?.he Academy at Annapolis, a young ma-rine officer very recently appointed, and ' a coxswain and four other enlisted men attached to the big battleship Minnesota eleven men altogether as reported briefly to the Navy Department, was oiie of the most severe blows that , has fallen . upon the personnel of the navy since the Spanish war in the estimation of the officials. The Dead. Acting Secretarypf the Navy Newberry sent telegrams to the relatives of the victims of .the accident, notifying them'df the disappearance of the Minnesota's launch. Record of Victims. Philip Henry Field, was born in Albemarle county, Virginia. William Hollister Stevenson, of Newberne, N. C. Franklin Porteous Holcomb, was born at Newcastle, Deleware. Herbert Leander Holden, son of Susan A. Holton, of Portage, Wis. Henry Clay Murfin, Jr., son of Henry Clay Murfin, of Jackson, Ohio. Walter Karl Ulrich, the son of Carl Ulrich, Milwaukee, Mis. The Missing Bine Jackets. Sailors all attached to the Minnesota: Robert H. Dodson, next of kin, father, E. F. Dodson, 158 West 84th street, New York City. Jesse Conn, next of kin, father, J. - C. ' Conn, 2834 Cleveland avenue, Louisville, Ky. Frank R, Plumber, next of- kin, mother, Edna Kitchen, Mabton, Washington. Harley L. Vandorne, next of kinr .father, C. L. Vandorne,, 318 Sixth ayenue, West Cedar Rapids, la. George W. Westphal, next of kin, sister, Mrs. C. B. Harding of Meenah, Wis. Was Run Down By JJteamer. Norfolk, Va.",Special. Itwas stated authoritively here that the naval officials have absolute knowledge of the identity of a steamer which ran down ; the Idunch of the battleship Minnesota in Hampton Roads and that the : arrest of the crew of the steamer k expected to follow. MINOR MATTERS OMNTEREST Governor Higgins signed the Public Utilities bill. '. ; The prosecution in the Schmitz trial rested its case. A reign of terror again prevails at Lodz, Russian Poland. The Virginia Federation" of Labor adjourned at Nortolk. j v Three prisoners escaped from the Loudoun County jail. President Castro sent a message to the Venezuelan Congress. , A Norfolk and Western express train was wrecked at Lynchburg. William Jenings Bryan, in an inter view discussed the issues of the next campaign. " . .Tnds Showalter. of Parkersburg, W. Va., sentencedll persons to the penitentiary. The Pennsylvania Republican State Convention declared for Senato'r Knox for President. , United States Senator John Tyler Morgan, of Alabama, died Tuesday night at 11:15 o'clock. Contracts for 6,000 steel cars have been placed by. the United States Steel Corporation. Capt. J. M. Little, of Wadesboro, N. C., who atteaded the Confederate reunion in Richmond is missing. Howard Gould appeared in court to have some of the charges in his wife's bill for partial divorce stricken out. American Society of Red Cross women entertained delegates to the international conference in London. The strike of the winegrowers in France has begun and the Government views the situation with much apprehension. Harry Orchard testifies that in trying to poison Fred Bradley he was indifferent to the fate of the rest of the household. A determined fight is being made against the merger of the New York New Haven and Hartford and Boston and Maine roads. N John Henley Smith leaves to the Library of Congress his large collection of manuscripts- and letters of the early Presidents. It was decided in the suit against Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy to appoint a master and have her examined as to her mental competency. The navy yeomen who sued for damages after being barred from a Newport dance hall, because of his uniform, was awarded 25 cents. Elder Bringham H. Roberts, of the Mormon Church, in an address declared his adherence to polygamy, regardless of all prohibitive laws. The retrenchment committee of the Mutual Reserve Life Insurance Com-plany cut salaries of other officers and fixed things so their own would be increased. President Roosevelt has appointed a special commission to inquire into the course of instruction of the midshipmen at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Harry Orchard continued his confession of plottings on the witness stand in the Heywood case and told of the murder of Governor Steunen-berg. The Council of the Progessives in Tokio adopted a resolution calling upon the - Government to demand reparation and assurances of future goad behavior from the United States. An important conference was held at the White House last week to determine the policv of the Gov-i ernment in regard to prosecution of'i the trusts and railroads, especially the Harriman lines.' 'bill was not preceded by the legisla tive investigation or suitable inquiry under the authority of the State. Hostilities have broken out in Central America, A force of Nicaragu-ans, assited by Salvadorean revolutionists captured the port of Acaju- Nla, . Salvador, Wednesda; morning. . . , Telephone service for residences costs $49 a year Id Vienna, W. W. BARBER Attorney and Counsellor at L.w Wllkesboro, N. O. Praotices in the State and Federal Court. Brompt attention glren to all business given him. - T. B. Finley. F. B. Hendren Finley & Hendren ATTORNEYS AT LAW Wflkesboro, N. O. T Practice in all the eourts. Beal estate V1U UU WUUIUMIVU, 41 it It It John Holbrook Attorney at Law. WILKESBOBO. ----- N. O. J. S. Oraaor, H. A. Cranor. CRANOR & CRANOR ATTORNEYS AT LAW WILKESBOBO, N. O. Praetloe in State and Federal Courts. Collection oi. Claims a Specialty. S I M I.V'OM o mm m m m m m mm m m g O auuKniii ai latt tr U 'WJlkesboro, N. O. Profit pt attention gi Ten all business o Intrusted to his bands. Insurance and o If the collection of claims, specialties. M tto hoho not i naato atoato no io itotte WAS AN OLD-TIME GENTLEMAN Distingished Alabamian, for Thirty ; Years a Member of the Upper . House of Congress, and' Prominent in the Affairs of the Nation, Passes Away at the Bipe Old Age. of 83. Washington, D. C, Special. United States Senator John Tyler Morgan, of Alabama, for 30 years a member oC the upper house of Congress, chairman of the Senate committee on'inter-oceanic canals .and prominent as a-Brig. General in the Confederate army, died at' his home here Tuesday night. Senator Morgan had been in bad health for a number of years, but had more or less regularly attended the sessions of Congress. He suf fered from angina pectoris, .which was the cause of death. He passed away at 11:45 o'clock. At the bedside were his daughters, Miss Mary Morgan and Miss Cornelia Morgan, both of this city, and his secretary, J. O. Jones. . ' Mr. Morgan was a Democrat and was born in Athens, Tenn., June L0, 1824. His home in Alabama was at Selma, where the funeral will take place. Morgan Funeral Committee Washington, Special. The committee appointed byjVice President Fait-banks to represent the Senate at the funeral of the late Senator John T. Morgan at Selma, Ala., is as follows: Senators Pettus, Allison, Frye, Cullom, Daniel, Simmons, Melhaur-in, Culberson Perkins, Bacon, McCreary, Elkins, Tillman, Frazier, Gallinger, Rayner, Mallory, McEnery, Clarke of Arkansas; Nelson, Stoue, Proctor, White, Taliaferro, Overman,' Foraker, Crane and Scott. The following were named to represent the House of Representatives at the funeral: - The entire Alabama delegation: Bartlett, Georgia; Livingstone, Georgia; Gillespie, Texas, and Brownlow, Tennessee. No funeral services will be held at the Washington home. , State Mourns Late Senator. Montgomery, Ala., Specials The State ceased business Wednesday to mourn the death of Senator Morgan. The flag on the Capitol is at half-mast and the Governor has issued a proclamation reciting the Senator's virtues, his service to the State and long public career. The death of the Senator was reported to the Governor by Senator Pettus, his colleague. By primary least summer ex-Congressman J. H. Bankhead was nominated for any vacancy that might occur by death or incapacity of either of the Senators. The endorsement is for appointment to an unexpired term and does not apply to an election, as the platform of the primary stipulated such appointment would be only to the next regular or adjourned term of the Legislature. x Convict Chief Witness. Chattanooga, Tenn., Special. On the third day of the investigation of the charge of contempt of the United States Supreme Court by Sheriff Shipp, Arthur Waller, a convict, now doing time for manslaughter, was the principal witness. He testified as to a conversation with the day jailer cn the day5f the lynching which it is charged should have been prevented. Two other witnesses were called, their evidence being unimportant. Roosevelt Children on the Sylph. New Haven, Conn. Special The president's yatch Sylph was in this harbor over-night and during - the morning Masters Quentin and Kennit and Miss Ethel Roosevelt, with a governess, came here from Farmington and were taken aboard. The Sylph then sailed for Oyster Bay. The children had been on a visit to Mrs. Cowles their aunt. v At Washington and Lee. Lexington, Va., Special. Commencement day exercises at Washington and Lee University were hejd in Lee Memorial Chapel, presided over by President Denny. Degrees were conferred on 66 graduates, of which ?8 were irt the law course. Hamilton Wright Mable , of New York, , delivered "the annual address before the Literary Societies. The law -class oration was delivered by David Scott MacDonald, of Key-scr, W Va., and the. valedictory address by Carl Converse- Crockett, of Wil-more,' Ivy. f - V T Dispatch From Secretary Metcalf. i- Washington,- Special. A. dispatch was received at the JiTavy Department at 2:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from Secretary Metcalf. It was. dated at Fortress Monroe and made some inquiry about departmental matters. The officials .here are; now satisfied that the Secretary jand; party, I whose ; vessel, the, tender. Maple was lonsr delayed in rs turning-froca a trip to Jamestown Island, is. all- right; 5 fa theatre and learned that Mr. Brad- - ley ate breakfast early in the' morning. He procured the strychnine and lay on the a roof until he saw th milkman deliver the milk on J.he porch and then deliberately put the conteats of the small bottle he carried into the milk. 0 Attorney Richardson made the most of the attempted poisoning, presumably for the effect it would have on the jury. He spoke of the little baby in the family, and the innocent wife ; of how the witness took the cook to the theatre and then tried to poison her. Orchord remained unmoved. He said he never gave the other members of the. family a thought, and did not care whether he killed them or not, as he was there to kill Bradley ana had no instructions about the methods to be used. The defense began by making it clear that as far as Orchard knew, Heywood, Moyer and Pettibone had nothing to do with the inspiration, planning and execution of the Vindicator explosion, .and that Heywood and Moyer had nothing to do with the planning of the murder of Datec-tive Gregory. Passing then to the dynamiting of the Independence station the first crime with which the testimony ot Orehardv directly connects Heywood, Moyer and Pettibone, they endeavored to show that Orchard in springing the mine had purposely sought to spare the oncoming train and the nonunion men who were expected to entrain, and that the whole plot was engineered-by agents of mineowners and railway managers, who wanted a comparatively Harmless 11 outrage to injure the union miners who were oa strike. " f Leaving the Independence station crime, which was followed by the flight of Orchard into Wyoming and then by his unexpected return to Denver, the defense sought to discredit the story that Heywood directed Orchard to kill, Andy Mayberry by showing that Heywood and Mayberry were old and intimate friends. The readiness with which Orchard answers questions himself continues to puzzle the defense. He told cf burning the cheese factory in Canada and collecting $800 insurance on it. "Was that the first crime you committed?" asked Richardson. "It was the first crime of that kind." "Well, I want to know what your first crime was?" "It was in selling short-weight cheese, if you consider that a crime." Well,do-you consider it a crime?" I do now; yes, sir. It was such 1 1 dishonest methods that first started me out in- a criminal career. ' ' The witness went over the Independence outrage again, and said that the . reason the powder was fired when the train was some distance away was because he did not want to kill f he trainmen. He said that- Sherman Parker told him not to injure the railway employes, as the engineer had proved a good witness for the defense in the trainwrecking episode.. After fleeing from Colorado, after the Independence explosion, the witness stuck to his storytold on direct examination, that Pat Moran, a saloonkeeper, that journeyed to Denver and carried back a letter from Pettrbone with $500 for him. He told that he lost the money in a gambling house in Cody and borrowed $50 from the keeper of the place to take him back to Denver. As to the Independence Depot affair Orchard said it was to blow up the depot before the arrival of the train. This was arranged to save the trainmen. "And you didn't intend to blow up anybody, but just this depot, which was simply a stopping place without an agent or anybody there?" "Yes, sir; we intended blowing up the nonunion men who took the train there." "Why did you want to save the trainmen?" asked Richardsdn. with a significant inflection. "Sherman Parker said that one of the merion the train had Keen a goocl witness for him in the trials and he did not want him hurt." "But this was the same train you felt sore about not being selected to wreck?" - " "Yes, sir." ' . Orchard denied that he had talked to Railroad Detective Scott about the plans to blow up the depot and save the train. He also denied that it was On Scott's account he agreed to save the train. v "You epected to kill 50 men that night?" ' "I didn't know how many." "You thought the more the merriei, didn't you?" ; , -"I wasn't thinking about it." - - -"You didn't care -wheiner it :was - u-ijr- jffir nr --,.-. uue ui. uuc uuuui cu, uiu jr uu . "1 wasn't thinking "about it,'-.re-peated the witness, somewhat sullenly. .7- : '";,.: , --, ,'Vv.v 4. i : i - j'vyf ' . t " ; t v " - ; The ill-fated boat was found by the launches of the battleship Phio and Iowa. Orchard's Story Upheld. JBoise, bpecial. The prosecution ijj the pteunenberg murder trial Friday entering in earnest on the corrobora tion of Harry Orchard's testimony, shoed a continuous thread of evidence connecting George Pettibone's store in Denver with Orchard at San Franaisco while engaered on the Bradley nurder plot, partly developed another direct line bv which it is hoped I to -sjhow that Haywood engaged and paidj Steve Adams for the same desperate work, and added special touches ojf confirmation to Orchard's general! story. Officers of the postoflice at San Francisco and Denver produced riginal records showing that in August, 19C4, a registered letter was sentj under the name of "J. Wolf" from the address of Pettibone's store in Denver to "J. Dempsey," at the Golden West Hotel in San Francisco. Orchard swore that he stayed at the Golden West Hotel under an alias that was either "Demspey" or "Mo- gah of 'Wolfe" and "Pat Bone" and under the name of "Wolff," thatj Pettibone in the month mentioned sent! him a registered letter containing $100 to pay his expenses while attempting to kill Bradley. Three Women Died in Flames. Cincinatti, Ov Special. Three women were burned to death and two men were seriously injured in a fire-that destroyed the , four principal buil lings of the Shaker settlement at Whitewater village, near , Harrison, Ohi. Mrs. Kuele Dear, Kathrine Sterr ' and Mary Middletown, three aged; women who occupied quarters in the main building, were the victims. They were burned to death before any one could arouse them. Charles Sten and Andrew Bass were seriously injured in making their escape from the burning building. ' Acquitted of Peonage Charge. Macon, Ga., Special. Paul E. Wheeler, a farmer of Putnam county was tried here in the United States commissioner's court on a charge cf peonage. It was claimed that Wheol-er returned and held unlawfully, one Henry Smith. After- hearingr the evidence, Commissioner W. E. Martin released the accused man. Memphis Firemen Stop a Very Bad Blaze. 4 Memphis, Special. By one -of the mos t remarkable fights ever made by Jfthe Memphis fire department a dis astrous conflagration was prevented and a loss that, might have reached iftt d the hundreds of thousands w-.ip limited to about $10,000, " when the fire fighters subdued in an incredibly short time the conflagration in the llill cotton shed . Madison avenue and Wellfngton street. .ThB blaze was one of fiie most spectacular ever witnessed, m Memphis and drew a large crowd. 1 A Terrific Hail Storm. Millen, Ga., . SpeciaL A tern the hail stormy the path - of which- was foui; miles wide and 10 miles long,; has I ' wrought havoc with srowin" crons in1 Jenkins county. The. 10- t horse farm of. E. Darnel was cora- rjletbly destroyed jmd a seven-horse farm of the "Daniel Son -and Palmer Company i is: -pra cticall-c a total., loss. Thel hail- stones killed grown ehickens in nianv place3 and "went entirely through watermelons , Man and Wife Fonnd Dead. Cincinnati, O., Special. The bodies ofMr. and Mrs, Edward Baumgart-' . ner were, found in their apartment. ik- Both had bullet wounds in the head. " -Whether the husband or wife did the shooting is unknown. From his favh-er, Bumgartner recently inherited .$4,0QP sinceN which time he and his wifexnad quarreled repeatedly over the disposition of the money. National, Electric Light Association Ofiicers Elected. " Washington, Spscial. The Nat ional Electric Light Association elect- ml THE NEW MODELS OF THE li jL " Remington Tjrpewriter ft Sjl please the man who receives the letters- because the' Yf I r work is the best he has ever seen. ( ,( Ami They satisfy the man who signs the letters 11 1 iff because the w:orL is the bect and the swiftest he Ul ! has ever known. . , . Ju They gratify the operator who writes the letters Lr because the work is tKc beet, the swiftest, and r? I - the easiest she has ever done.- ( ai f I j The New Remington. Escapement accounts for it alL l 1 1 'W . , Have YOLJ seen it? V m ' ed Dudley, Farrand, of Newark, N. -president; Alex. 'Dow, of Detroit v;Vv3dicfc.y fifSt vice president; W. C. Leg-; -n, ot Philadelphia, second vice presi- ' dent, and M. W. Freeman, of Brook- lvn secretary Und treasurer, (renm H. "Harrison, of this city was elected Aa member of the executive cimmitiee in place of W. F. ' White. The1 rest of the committee : was reelected. .' ' i , X 111343 6 E.UdM.V&.V UWXXee. Roanoke, Yai -Speeial.At ; Roa a-J oseV: College j. Salem, Va., Tuesday evening the address before the Liter4 ary Socieites : was delivered by I Hon - Martin?! A. ;Knapp, chairman, of ttbe inter-State " commerce' commission. A ' large audience, heard tbe address: The commencement' exercises : close WerP; . nesday when the largest class in the liistoryof -the college will graduate. .v

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