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Waycross Weekly Herald
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF WAYCROSS AND WARE COUNTY AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NEGROES 8USPECTED OF MUR
DER OF AGED COUPLE
Excitement At Highest Pitch And
Crowd Or Armed Men Near
Hawkinavllle, Ga., Manta 5.—Tbe
two negroes arrested last night and
suspected of being the murderea of
Warren Hart and Mrs. Hart, an aged
couple yesterday morning, have
lynched. Two other negroes are held
Excitement here Is at the highes
pitch. An Immense crowd, armed to
the teeth are Int he neighborhood of
the teeth are In the neighborhood of
The motive for the atrocious mur-
tier of the old people is supposed to
have been robbery, as $1,500 which
the assassins overlooked has been
discovered Hi the house.
BLACK HAND THREATENS
Birmingham, Ala., March 6.—Cblet
of Police Bodejer received this morn
ing a letter signed “Black Hand," de
manding his resignation within
week on pain of death. The letter
Is probably the outcome of many ar
rests of Italians on the charge of re
ceiving stolen goods.
WAYCROSS GA SATURDAY MARCH 7 1903
ARE SEVERELY STRAINED
By T.l*graph t* Th, Herald.
London, March 6.—The Mornlnf
Post's Shanghai correspondent tele-
craphi that the relations between
China and Jnpan ara seriously strain-
ed aa a result of the seizure of the
Japanese steamer Tstsu Maru by the
The dlspaccb itates tbit Japan has
declared that If the Chinese Oovern-
ment penlata In Ita refusal to release
the ateamahlp It will retard the refua-
al aa a "CasuBellu."
Toklo, March 6.—Japan la prepar
ing to lend warahlpa to. Chinese wat
ers to enforce their demand for toe
Immediate and unconditional releaae
of the ateamahlp Tatau Maru, recent
ly aeised by the Chtneae on suspicion
of having smuggled arms to the Chi
SHOW PALLING OFF
New York. March 5.—The total
camber of immigrants that arrived
In this country, since January let,
1908, Is placed at 29,160, or about 46
per cent, of the number that arrived
during the corresponding period leal
CHIEF AND JUqGE RECEIVE
By Telairaph To The Herald.
Cleveland, Ohio, March 6.—The en
tire police force of this city and the
rtcret service authorities of the post
office department are united in the
search for the author of the letter
received by Chief of Police Mtltlken
threatening with death of the chief
of Judge Lendera.
MANGLED BODIES OF SCHOOL
VICTIMS LAID TO REST.
Twenty Bodies Remain Unidentified
Janitor Harter, erased With Sor
row, Cannot Give Information.
Clerland, Ohio, March .6.—Thin Is
a day of funeralB in North Colling-
wood. Sorrowing parents are follow
ing to the cemeteries on e third of all
the school children of the’town, where
-heir mutilated bodies will be Isid to
Twenty 'more bodies, so mangled
that It Is difficult to Identify them,
still lie In the morgues.
There are still many speculations,
with various conclusions as to the
cause of the accident and the res
ponsibility for same, but tho author-
ltles are no nearer the solution than
t tho first day.
Janitor Herter la so sorrlw strick
en that he la unable to make any sat
isfactory statement. Every time ne
la questioned he becomes frantic and
shouts like a man bereft of his sens-
OVER 200 MAILED BODIES
Pitiful Scenes in Morgue as Frantic
Mothers Search For Bodies of
Cleveland, O'alo, March 5.—Several
more charred corpses were brought
out of the ruins of the ColHngwood
school this morning, and it is now
certain’ that the dead from thin terri
ble holocaust wi.l reftc.: cud evui s^r-
aiariu was sounded it could not be
had gained such headway when the
He Is grief stricken over hla own
loss. His children, which were four
in number, are Ml among the dead.
Herter said this morning that three
The searchers have no- as yet pen-1 little girls wore some trinket of Jewel-
All Inquiry will be made to deter
mine why an alarm waa not turned
In before the lire had gained such
BILL OFFERED TO REDUCE
By Telegraph W The Herald.
Washington, March T.~-Representa
tive Crumpacker of Indiana today In.
traduced a hill to reduce the mileage
of Congressmen from 20 cents to e
cents a mile.
HALL MAY ALEO RUN.
Atlanta. March, 5.—Report comae
from Macon to the effect that e num
ber of friends of Hon. Joe Hill Hail
have written him from vtrloun sec
tions of the state urging him to make
the race for Governor, nod that he
now hee the matter under bonelder-
A well-anow citizen of Macon, who
wee here today eeld he knew It to
be e feet that Mr. Hell ie seriously
thinking of the matter, end express-
er the belief that there .wee e poniblli-
ty of Mr. Hall's flvlnk the matter
FOR BLIND PEOPLE.
London, March 6.—The aluminum
hooks for the blind now being printed
In Edinburgh ere of thin sbeete em
bossed In the usual way. They ere
REFUSED TO GRANT CHARTER
UNLES IT IE CHANGE.!.
Savannah, Qa., March 5.—Hon. W.
G. Charlton, Judge of the Superior
Court, refuted to grant e charter to
the Southern Fruit Juice Company un
til It had changed its application some
what. The company wanted e charter
among other iblnga for the purpoae
nt making cider. The Judge decldeo
that there Is cider and cider only be
fore he grants thee barter he had the
lawyer inaert the word "non intoxicat
ing” before the word Cider. With the
alteration be decided that the con-
corn could do buaineai In a prohibition
etrated into all parts ol the base-
merit of tho burned school building,
but expeot to this afternoon.
Streams of heartbroken women and
men went through the morgues t-tls
morning, looking carefully at the
charred little bodies, shaking their
heads and passing on. Immediately
after aa Inspection which failed to
result In the finding of the bodies of
a son or daughter, the women would
Join the throng in front of the ruins
and await the finding of other bodies.
A conference Is now being held be
tween Deputy Fire Marshall Mrome-
kned, the President of the Board of
Education and Fred Herter, Janitor
ot the school. This conference,
which la a preliminary to the formal
Inquiry to be begnn, la n subject of
great speculation. Officials are reti
cent as to the nature- or the confer
that there was lire In the basement.
He says he wus not told In time to
prevent Its spreading.
At noon over sixty bodies remain
•n the morgues to be Identified, and
It la possible that many of them will
go In one grave. The majority of
-.hem are boys, a* In moat cases tr.v
•ttie girls wore some rlnket of Jewel-
•y by which they were readily recog
Governor Harris has Instructed the
proper authorities to make completf
The people of North Colllngwood
are unwilling to believe that there
was not some good reason for the
great and sudden terror which des
troyed all order among tho children
and exacted aueh an awful^toll In the
NEGRO FOUND GUILTY
NEAL RYAL8 TRIED FOR ASSAULT
Will Be Hanked March 31, Returned
To Brunswick Jail.
3y Telegraph To The Herald
Haxlty, Ga., March 7.—Neal Ilyals,
4 .tegra on trial charged with assault
upon Mrs. Lizzie Overstreet last Sep
tember, was tais morn in k found gull
and .was sentenced to hang oi
HyaU waa immediately returned to
Brunswick Jail where he has been
he!d for safekeeping. During the trl*
a! here armed mobs were constantly
organising and reorganizing, and only
the watchful alertness or the author
ities prevented a lynching.
lives of the little tote.
The children, it la Mid, were aufl*
.dentil' schooled li the Art drill to
Janitor Herter discovered the Are eecapt- if they aaw halt a chance to ’
and turned In an alarm, but the Are do ao. •• ’’
NEW TRIAL REFUSED
FOR HARRY E. LYIE
FIRM LOWER COURT.
Lyla’i Attorney to Apply to Prioon
Commission For Commutation of
A telegram this afternoon from At
lanta announces that the Supreme
Court cf Georgia has affirmed the ver
dict in Ware County Superior Court
n the case of Harry B. Lyle, convict-
J of the rounler of tala wife.
This will mean the hanging of Lyle
cn a date to be eet later by- Judge T.
A. Parker, unices the Governor or
prison commission Intervenes.
Judze L. J. Sweat and John T. My-
EDWARDS IR RACE
TO WINJE SAYS.
HE AND MR. qVERSTREE TO MAKE
Overstreet Claim, That.* Edwaid
Pramlsad Not To Bo Candidate
For Second Term.
MEETING BOARD DIRECTORS
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE.
Savannah, Ga. March 6.—At a-
meeting of the Board of Director! of
the Chambers of Commerce yesterday
afternoon the great Are In the school
near Cleveland, O., waa discussed end
It was decided to hold an Investiga
tion In Savannah to see that all tin-
schools here are safe from such s
calamity. Fire drills are held In the
HARRY E. LYLE
Who Will Likely . Hang For the Mur
der of Hla Wife and Child.
era. attorney* for Lyle, had pefttloned
I he Supreme Court to grant a new
trial to the defendant on elieged Ir-
easter to read than paper books, do public schools of Savannah twice a
not soil, and are parctlcally In- month and Supt. Ashmore says thercirc^ilsrlttcs In me trial of the cr.se
destructible. Their expenstveness Is could not be such a 'horror here as ie.-c, cad this petition waa refused
their drawback. occurred In Ohio. I after having been considered for
Savannah, Ga., March 6.—Hon.
Charlea O. Edward* and Hon. B. O.
Jverstreat, Candidates for Congreaa
■rom the Flrat District, and the Rod
leabery and Grigg* of thli accuon
it Georgia. They have hardly begun
their campaign ao far as public opetk-
ing la concerned, but they have been
st It even so early as to attract at-
entlon. Mr. Overstreet alleged that,
Mr. Edwards could not run fori Con-
grass this time because he bed prom
ised when given the nomination be
fore that he would not make the race
a second time. Mr. Edwards, he eaye,
tried to make a deal with him by
which he was to he made Solicitor of
the City Court of Savannah and ask
ed Mr. Overstreet to support him for
that place. When asked as to th*
truthfuUnes* of these assertions Mr.
Edwards sold be will anewer tee
chargee before the people. He said
such men as Overstreet are' pros
perity busters and are ot no use In
Congrees. He le perfectly well eatle-
fied with the present Job he eaye, and
expects the people to send him bock
to congress. "I am la the race to win,"
e states "and will carry at Ieats tea
f tV.e twelve counties in tirr*district"
Mr. Edwards returned to Washington
GIVEN BREWING CROPS.
Washington, March (--Consider,
able attention Is being given by the
United States Department of Agrlcul
ture to the development of brewing
eropa—particularly barley and hops.
In this It la following the leed or many
European countries, notably Sweden,
Germany, Denmark, and France,
which ere aiding scieaUets lo purauo
Investlgatlone and conduct eaperl-
meuti looking to the Improvement of
crape end yeast used for beer, anJ
sleo to eradicating diseases affect
ing grapes and other frnlte uaed In
Win* production or the manufacture
BANK PRESIDENT COMMITTED
SUICIDE IN DETROIT.
By Telegraph t* Herald.
Detroit, Mich., March g.—Elmer T.
Hance, president ol the Union Trust
Company and one of Detroit'*-most
prominent buelnes* men, oommltied
suicide loet night by shootlns him
eelf In th* mouth.
PULLMAN CO. WILL
NOT SELL LIUUOR.
PRESENT STOCK OF BEVERAGES
TO BE CLOSED OUT
Hereafter No Intoxicants Will Be
Served From Any Of The Com-
Chicago, March 6.- Aa rapidly as
possible the Pullman company will
dispose of Ita present etoca of Intox-
cuttng beverages. Thereafter UeitO
will be served In the company's cars
throughout tlio United Staten. It !»
expected that this can be made ef
fective by the later part or thla mouth
In New England and the middle sta
This Is the result of local option
and aiato prohibition and to escape
annoying perplexities by these laws.
Officials of the compnay say, also,
that for several year* there has been
n tendency upon their part toward a
discontinuance of the aale ot UquST
as the result has been at times for
passengers to become unruly and ob
noxious owing to too free Indulgence.
There has been a growing opinion
that It has been unprofitable to serve
liquor owing to many passenger* re
fusing to patronise buffet care on this
CHINESE VICEROY RESIGNED
BECAUSE OP DISAPPROVAL.
Pekin, China, March 6.—The Vice-
roy If Canton haa resigned owelng
to hla Government's disapproval ot
Ms course in the aelsure of the Jap
anese steamship Tatsu Maru.
Thla Is taken to Indicate that the
Jispute between Calnn and Japan baa
reached a most serious stage. China
has determined not to accede to Jap
an's demands for Indemnity and the
release of a number of men eelted
with th* Tateu Mark.
Two newapaper* ot Toklo urgea
Japan not to aulfer any Inst of dignity
by receding from the position of com
promising demands,, while Jnpsn has
made no attempt pi lore*. Tno con-
elusion can have only one outcome
China's refusal lo accede to the Jap-
BLACK HAND" STILL
Bjr Telegraph To Th* HtraM
Birmingham, Ala, March 7.—A oo>
tin bearing a "Black Hand” Inscrip
tion was found by Cordher. Harris
when-he reached hla office this morn
Sheriff Higdon also learned of ag^
conspiracy to poison th* drinking wa
ter used in the eherir* office.
These Incidents following ao close
the threatening tetter received yes
terday by the chief of police, ho*
caused much alarm lo official circles.
u year by the couth
The attorneys for I.yle announce
that the prison commission pt Geor
gia will be appealed to with a view
of'getting g commutation ot Lyle's
sentence to life imprisonment.
TO BE BROUGHT BACK
GARY WAS ELECTRO
ON FIFTEENTH BALLOT.
By Telegraph To Th* Herald
Columbia, 8. C, March 7.—Frank
R. Gary of Abbeville wae elected on
the fifteenth ballot by th* general *•-
aembly In Joint sesslonlo the' United
States Senate to succeed the late Sen
Bay your Garden Seed from V
Bros. W* sorry all Mods of reliable
seeds. tf <1. w.
ROCKEFELLER WILL NOT
BUY AUGUSTA PROPERTY.
By Telegraph to Harald.
Auguste, as., March 6.—It can be
nuthoritlvely denied that John D.'
Rockefeller purchased property here
and Intends building a number of
home*. While Mr. Rockefeller he*
declined to see reporter*, hut hla
agents have admitted that than has
been no question of a transfer.
JAPANESE TOWN WAS
DESTROYED BY FIRE.
8ffvar.nah, Ga., March 6.—Probabi;
tomorrow or Sunday an officer wll.
leave Savannah to bring back from Telegraph to Herald.
X J'lscy. W. O. Thompson, tho ah- Toklo, Japan, March 6.—A fire this
sc n • Treasurer of the Palmer morning at NaJo Say, a town near
Hardware Company. Thompson has Toklo, destroyed four hundred houses
been arrested there end j requisition causing a loss' of two and a half mil-
papers have been asked for. An offi- n on dollars,
cer will go from Savannah for him.I . ,
Thompson was a church leader and a North Carolina Seed Peanuts, Seed
man of prominence In,Savannah tor com. Many varieties,
many years. He has left with the jj j, w Hardy Bros.
Palmer Hardware Company a writ-
(.-li acknowledgment that he is 912.0U
short In bis account* and it Is'said
Mj shortage will go to 929,000. He
used to draw Lie money .of the Arm
out of one bank and pu: It In anoth- j»-ay? Don't they vote tie voters
er to his own credit. I Ex.
The woman suffragists have been
making their hnnal plea before a
congressional committee. - Why are
these women so bent on voting any-