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The Butts County progress. (Jackson, Ga.) 18??-1915, January 02, 1907, Image 9

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TRAIN WRECK MANGLES FIVE 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. C. Taylor. 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 steam. 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 'slightly injured. All the dead trainmen lived in De troit. 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. ■tbjr- 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 That Effect. 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 party. 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 the market. ‘‘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 he did. “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 past. “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 Campaign Speech. 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 Hobson said: “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 fairs. “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 Central Committee. 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 ident. 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 to 16. 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 Settle Question. 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 Sunday. 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 city. The American horses carried off the honors. SPARKS TAKES TEDDY'S ADVICE 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 definite line. 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 ture. 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 eral aid. 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 Roosevelt. 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 his office. 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