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Bad Smash-Up Caused by follision
of Passenger and Freight. .
Passengers in lock
All of Those Killed Were of Train Crews.
Disaster Caused By Heavy Fog
Which Hid Signal.
Speeding through a dense fog at
40 miles an hour, Grand Trunk pas
senger train No. 5, which left Port
Huron shortly before 7 o’clock Friday
night for Detroit, collided head-on with
.a double-header freight train, half a
mile north of Lenox, Mich.
Five trainmen met death, four be
ing killed instantly, the fifth dying
three hours later. All of the passen
gers serious injury. The kill
ed were Engineer Bennett of the pas
senger, Engineer Bohowski of the
first freight engine, Fireman Boughner,
Fireman Albert McCall, Switchman W.
The j/assenger locomotive plowed
under the engines of the double-header
and the trainmen were buried in the
wreckage. Their bodies were terribly
mangled and scalded by the escaping
Engineer Fred Haug and Fireman
Washburn of the second freight en
gine escaped death. Haug was caught
in his cab, but was taken out unhurt
L.Washburn jumped and was only very
All the dead trainmen lived in De
The freight train had switched from
the main track to a siding to allow
the passenger to pass. It is alleged
that the switch was not properly closed
and on account of the heavy fog which
prevailed the passenger could not see
that the target was set against them.
SOCIETY GIRL WEDS INDIAN.
Miss Arnold Defied Family Opposition and
Took Her Red Man.
News has been received in Denver
Cal., that Miss Cora Marie Arnold, o)
that city, was married Monday, Decem
ber, 23, in Santa Fe, N. M., to Albino
Chavarria, a full-blooded Indian. The
vedding ends a romance which begar
ive years ago during the mountain and
festival, when a number of In
were brought to the city,
ceremony was performed by the
ReVM Mr. Rendon, a Presbyterian cler
■’fcyrrian, and was witnessed by the sis
ters of the bride, Misses Lillian and
Geneva Arnold of Denver.
Chavarria is chief of the Santa Clara
Indians, a tribe of the Pueblos in New
Mexico. With a large number of his
tribesmen he was in camp in the city
| park in Denver five years ago, when
Miss Arnold saw him and immediately
formed an attachment for him. Aftet
frequent visits to the camp Miss Ar
nold invited the Indian to call at her
home. She lived at the time in a fash-
Ele flat w r ith her sisters and hei
ither, George Wilder.
3 Indian’s first visit to his sweet
was the cause of a disagreement
jen her and the remaining mem
of her family. Objection was made
to the Indian race, his character
above reproach. In April, 1905,
Wilder jumped overboard from a
ter in the Gulf of Mexico and wai
led. He left a will in which he
Lvrited the present Mrs. Chavar
cause of her refusal to give up
iresent Indian lover. The sisten
ss Arnold finally consented to the
.age and one month ago they wenl
her to New Mexico,
ivarria is full civilized, religious,
fairly well-educated and well-to-do. He
a large farm near Taos, N. M..
hich he cultivates himself.
EMBEZZLER UNDER ARREST.
ookkeeper Juggled His Accounts and Se
cured $35,000 in Cash.
On complaint of the New Jersey
toiler company of Boonton, N. J., Sam
el H. Debrell was arrested and placed
a Morristown jail charged with the
mbezzlement of $35,000. Debrell was
mployed as a bookkeeper by the com
anj- and was arrested as a result o!
n examination of his books Friday al
is artae m Norfolk, Va.
BIG r AWBLTURE PLANT BURNED.
La., Causes Property
||| Loss of $125,000.
' W f-ltx lieved to be of incendiary
mrly Friday morning, complete-
I the plant of :i;- j Union
■ 'nraituro Manufacturing --•>’
K . support, La. The loss is p.aced
M| ■ aJK. Insurance, $50,000.
AS SET OFF TO NOTES
Deposits in Defunct Neal Bank Can Be
Used-Court Issues Order to
If a person has a deposit of SSOO
in the defunct Neal bank at Atlanta
and in consideration of a loan of an
equal or larger amount, has given his
note, his deposit can be applied in tho
payment of his note —provided the
same is still in the bank’s possession
and has not been sold to an innocent
An order to this effect was issued
by Judge Pendletcn at Atlanta on
application of Attorney General John
C. Hart through Candler, Thomson
& Hirsch. Judge Pendleton’s order
makes no distinction between notes
held by the bank and notes which
have been hypothecated, but those fa
miliar with the law declare that the
order will apply only to notes now
actually held by the bank.
This matter has been the subject of
a great deal of interesting discussion
since the state authorities took charge
of the bank. Some have held that all
obligations would have to be met and
that depositors who owe the bank
w’ould have to take their chance of
getting their money back the same as
depositors who are not in debt to the
bank, claiming that any set-off would
make%a preferred creditor of the de
positor who happened to owe the bank.
Others have held that a bank stands in
the same position as any individual or
other corporation and where a man is
both a debtor o and creditor of the
bank there must be a set-off, only the
difference to be paid. There seems to
be practically no division of opinion as
to the fact that where the bank has
sold a note the giver must meet it at
maturity whether any deposit he may
have had in the bank is returned to
him or not. The note having been sold
is in the hands of an innocent party,
the bank is known only as an indorser,
and the man who made it is responsi
ble for its payment, the fact that he
is a depositor in the bank having no
bearing on the case.
All unpaid checks on other banks de
posited with the bank to the accounts
of depositors will be charged off and re
turned to the depositors.
This applies to similar checks not
yet reported and not on the list at
tached to the petition as an exhibit.
In describing the notes in question
the petition stated that there were
numerous notes and other evidences
of indebtedness signed by customers
with deposits on hand at the time a
receiver w T as appointed, some of which
have been become due and some are
approaching maturity, that depositors
had claimed and would claim set-offs,
and it was asked that such notes
should receive the credit of deposits.
As to the checks on other banks, it
set out that drawers had ordered pay
ment on them stopped before presen
tation and that tJie order was obeyed
by the bank. This was before a re
ceiver was named and before the fact
of insolvency. The petitioners asked
that the amounts of these unpaid
checks be charged off the accounts
and returned to the depositors.
Deputy Sheriff Dan Perkerson took
charge of the stock of dry goods, mer
chanidse, etc., of G. G. Reid at 165-167-
169 Peters street to satisfy the chattel
mortgage held by the Neal bank and
foreclosed by the Central bank and
Trust company, receivers. The amount
of the indebtedness of G. G. Reid was
$10,999.10 piu3 $307.72, principal and
interest of four promissory notes
drawn August 20 of this year. The first
was for SI,OOO due October 15, the sec
ond for a like amount due November 1,
the third for $3,000 due December 1
and the fourth for $5,990.10 due Jan
uary 1, 1908.
Only the stock and store and store
fixtures are involved.
RACE TROUBLE IN OKLAHOMA.
Governor Holds Troops in Readiness in
Case of Emergency.
Governor Haskell of Oklahoma re
ceived most disquieting reports Fri
day from Henrietta and two compa
nies of national guards were being
held in readiness to move to that town
at any moment.
Armed guards are patrolling Henri
etta streets and couriers and officers
are out endeavoring to locate an armed
body of negroes who were last re
ported four miles from the town.
SLIGHT EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS.
Seismic Tremors are Felt in Four Towns
on Gulf Coast.
Four towns on the Mississippi gull
reported slight shocks Friday,
believed to have been caused by an
earthquake. The disturbance was not
ed at Pass Christian, Gulfport, Moss
Point and Pascagonia.
A FAKE INTERVIEW
Arouses Ire of National President Barrett
of Farmers’ Union, Who Makes
Caustic Comment Thereon.
National President Charles S. Bar
rett of the Farmers Union is much in
censed at a recent editorial in the Sa
vannah Morning News, based on an
alleged interview with him at Green
ville, S. C.
The interview quoted President Bar
rett as stating that 8,030,000 bales of
eotton are being held off 'the market by
farmers generally, and The News in its
editorial drew the conclusion that Lf
such were tho case, with the 5,500,000
Dales already marketed, there would
be at least a crop of 13,500,000 bales,
uot. including the cotton not yet ginned.
President Barrett was naturally in
dignant, both that he should have been
quoted without authority and that a
false interview should have been used
as the basis of editorial conclusions.
“Not only did I not say anything of
the kind,” President Barrett said, “but
i gave no interview to any newspaper
man in Greenville on any subject.
“I was busy in the office of State
Secretary-Treasurer B. F . Earle in
Greenville when L. A. Watson came
to me and said there were a number
of newspaper men outside who wanted
an interview. I sent word that I was
very busy and did not have time to
see them, and in addition that I had
nothing to say.
“That was my only experience with
newspaper men on the occasion of my
visit to Greenville, and I felt surprised
and outraged when shown by one of
my associates an editorial from the Sa
vannah Morning News, quoting me as
saying that the farmers generally were
holding 8,000,000 bales of cotton off
‘‘Not only was the interview false
from beginning to end, but I have
never at anytime given for publication
any expression of my opinion as to
the amount of cotton being held or to
the extent of the crop.
4 ‘Wliy a man would be a fool to make
any such statement as that, and I can
not conceive of the writer of the edito
rial believing that I made any such
statement when he commented on it as
“Whenever I have anything to say
about the cotton crop or any cf the af
fairs of the Farmers’ Union I shall
make the statement over my signature,
as I have consistently done in the
“The trouble is there are a lot of
newspapers in various parts of the
country which are pretending friend
ship for the Farmers’ Union, but which
are not letting slip any opportunity to
attack us not even that afforded by
the fake interview.
“I do not know who is responsible for
the interview, but I do know that it is
a fake pure and simple, and it ought
not to have taken any great amount
of discernment to discover its falsity.”
GUTTER FLOWED WITH BEER.
Over Two Thousand Barrels Emptied by
Oklahoma City Authorities
Twenty-three hundred barrels of
beer, valued at $17,500, belonging to
the new state brewery, was poured into,
the sewers of Oklahoma City Monday
by United States Internal Revenue Col
lector Howard. The brew was com
pleted after Oklahoma became a state.
The state authorities wouid not permit
its sale and shipment from the state.
“PEACE” DINNER IN WASHINGTON.
Delegates Who Settled the South Ameri
can Racket are Dined.
What was termed r. “peace” dinner
was given in Washington Monday
night by the delegates to the recent
peace conference of the Central Amer
ican republics in celebration of the
conclusion of an agreement of amity
between them. Toasts were drunk to
the presidents of the United States,
Mexico and the five republics, parties
to the pact, and speeches were made
expressive of good will and a desire
for lasting peace.
TAFT LAUDS ADMINISTRATION.
Endorses Policies of Roosevelt in Initial
Greeted with cheers as “The Next
President of the United Slat :s,” a
topic which he carefully avoided in his
own remarks, however, Seci tary of
War William H. Taft delivered his
first public speech since his world
circling tour at the annual banquet of
the Merchants’ Association at Boston,
Mass., Monday night.
Mr. Tati s speech was in th main a
broad defense of Pi stdent Roosevelt
and the administration.
UNCLE SAM WEEKLY
Suggested By Hero of the Merrimac Hob
son Who Will Introduce Bill
for the Project.
A Washington dispatch says: An
official Journal to be published weekly
by the government, and oftener if nec
essary, and which shall contain brief
notices of the work of the various ex
ecutive departments and independent
bureaus cl the government, of the su
preme court of the United States and
of the proceedings of congress so far
as they may be of general public in
terest is provided for in a bill which
Captain Richmond Pearson Hobson
of tlie sixth Alabama district proposes
to introduce after the holidays. The
sum of $75,000 is appropriated for the?
equipment and $275,000 for the ex
penses of issuing the publication.
Captain Hobson has gone to some
pains to properly convey his idea of
what tho journal should be, and has
printed a number of specimen copies
containing just such matter as would
be expected to fill its columns.
In icp4iking of his bill, Captain
“The official journal is intended to
make a connecting link between tne
government and the public, and will be
in effect a periodical report to the peo
ple of the work dene by all branches
of the government. The project grew
out of my having ascertained that a
vast amount of visible material did not
reach the people for whom it was in
tended. I believe this journal will be
a means of familiarizing the people
with the really stupendous work that
their government is doing and will re
move distrust and suspicion and cre
ate renewed interest and confidence
among the masses in governmental af
“It cannot help but aid the press of
the country, not only in furnishing a
ready index, but in creating a taste
and demand for reading matter ana
for additional information upon impor
tant subjects that can only be touched
upon in the journal.”
It is provided in the bill that the
journal shall be non-partisan, and shall
contain no editorial comment. In case
It should be deemed advisable provis
ion also is made for the simultaneous
publication of the journal at one point
in the middle west and at one point
on Pacific coast. The journal is
to be distributed free.
TAFT ENDORSED UNANIMOUSLY
For President By Kansas Republican State
At a strenuous session of the Kansas
republican state central committee at
Topeka, Secretary of War William H.
Taft was unanimously endorsed as the
choice of the party in Kansas for pres
The state convention is called for
March 4 at Topeka. The resolution to
nominate state officers by the primary
system was tabled by a vote of 13
DEATH TAKES “SKELETON MAN.”
Perry Was Over Six Feec High But Weigh
ed Only 80 Pounds.
Charles H. Perry, who traveled with
several circuses for sixteen years, fig
uring as “The Skeleton Man,” was
found dead Sunday in a hut in the out
skirts of Providence, R. 1., where he
had lately led a hermit’s life.
Death was due to natural causes.
Perry was known to the public as "Eu
gene Feralto.” Although he was six
feet one inch in height, he weighed
only eighty pounds.
SKELETON OR SHEET LEAD?
Druce Grave in London Being Opened to
A London special says: The work
of opening the grave of Thomas Chas.
Druce, in High Gate cemetery, to de
termine primarily whether the coffin
contains the body of a man, or, as has
been asserted, a roll of sheet lead
weighing some 200 pounds, was begun
TRINIDAD GOVERNOR ENTERTAINS.
Luncheon Given Commanders of Battleships
at Port of Spain.
A special from Port of Spain says:
The captains of the American battle
ships and their staffs were entertained
at luncheon Thursday by Sir Henry
Moore, the governor of Trinidad, and
later were guests of the governor at
the horse race. - ?. The weather wasi
ideal and the race course was throng
ed with officers and men of the fleet,
together with a holiday crowd from
The American horses carried off the
Nevada Governor Agrees to Call
Extra Session of Legislature.
SOLDIERS WILL STAY ON
Action of Governor Insures Presence of
Troops at Goldfi-dd for an In
President Roosevelt Saturday indi
cated by telegram to Governor Sparks
of Nevada that the federal troops now
at Goldfield will be ordered to re
main there for a further period of
three weeks provided the governor
within five days issues a call for a
special session of the state legisla
The telegram of the president was in
response to one from the governor in
whi h'he sets forth the need of armed
intervention and the doubt that to call
the legislature would result in the nec
essary request from that body for fed
The letter of Governor Sparks, which
was made public at the white house,
was, in part, as follows:
“Carson, Nev., Dec. 26—The Presi
dent, Washington, D. C.: As chief mag
istrate of the state of Nevada I have
been of the opinion for the past year
that a condition bordering on domes
tic violence and insurrection has ex
isted in the Goldfield mining district.
“Without considering the merits ot
any of the controversies it is only nec
essary to state that the entire district
became divided Into two hostile camps.
One on the one hand the miners, with
their adherents and sympathizers, and
on the other mine owners, with their
adherents and sympathizers. The un
ion alone claimed a membership of
3,000 and fully one-half of the mem
bership was constantly armed. Arms
and ammunition were purchased and
kept by the union as a body.
“On the other hand, the mine own
ers had In their employ a large num
ber of watchmen and guards who
were constantly armed and on duty;
in addition to those opposing forces
were an unusually large number off
the criminal element attracted to tho
new and booming mining camp. Un
der such conditions the civil authori
ties were probably powerless. They
could attend to the ordinary petty of
fenders from day to day, but at the
first conflict between the real armies
of labor and capital would have been
swept away. The repeated strikes and
continued threats of other strikes ex-
cited mine owners more and more. It
was clear to me, therefore, that when
the last strike was called in the midst
of the financial crisis spreading over
the country and with a long winter
facing the 20,000 people situated upon
the desert hundreds of miles from
any centers of population, it was tima
to recognize the actual condition of
affairs and to act accordingly. A state
of insurrection arises, in my judgment,
when armed bodies are in existence
with satisfactory power to overcome
the civil authorities and continued
threats were made of life and prop
erty. This condition has existed in the
Goldfield mining district the past year
and exists there now.”
A dispatch of Sunday from Reno,
Nev., is as follows: A special session
of the Nevada legislature will be call
ed by Governor John Sparks. The
governor said that he would issue the
proclamation and that the date of con
vening the legislature would probably
be January 14t.n. The call will be
made at the request of President
Notification of the decision to as
semble the legislature has been trans
mitted to Washington. County Com
missioner Rosenthal of Goldfield,whose
resignation lias been requested by Gov
ernor Sparks, has refused to vacate
The announcement that Governor
Sparks will call the Nevada legislaturo
together in special session hft; put
an entirely new aspect upon the la
bor situation at Goldfield. At least a
portion of the federal troops, it Is
thought, will remain in Goldfield for
an indefinite period and fear of any
serious disturbance growing out of the
dispute has vanished. It is not at all
certain, however, that the legislature
will act in accordance with the wishes
of Governor Sparks, but the calling
of the special session will have the
effect of keeping federal troops in
Goldfield for several weeks and will
make the possibility of serious trouble
more remote. j