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Monday, two weehs ago Mr. E. J. j the Masonic lodsje here, and tele
Forguson left Wilson in the interest grams were scnt t'0 Kinston asking
of Boy kin A Co. :md was to sell that the Mason's look after the body!
,0 His and collect accounts at various This was done and yesterday at
joints between here and RaleiRh, ad- I:l6 p. m. the body reached Wilson,
vising his employers each day. For being met here by members of Mt.
- :iie days no word reached them Lebanon Lodge, Rev. Thos. Bell and
i:;-i! finally a telegram daied Raleigh Mr. B W. Margrave bemg deputized
cc from Mr. FcrQiison saying he j lo escort the body to Bon Air, Va.,
w.is sick :n Clayton and would return about fifteen miles from Richmond',
Monday, bent. 2;. He did not!
come, but the firm received an order
from him lor a bill of goods to be
shipped to Clayton, the order being
sent from Clayton. Nothing further
being heard from him Mr. . R.
Boykin. left here on the morning of
the 2Sth, making inquiries along the
1 oid. He went to Raleigh and
hi slid of him there where Mr. Fer-gui-.on
had cashed a number of checks
paid him for Boykin cc Co , but it
was impossible to trace him beyond
Raleiirh as no one knew where he
From that, time unt
'Fuesdav every effort was made to
find him, as it was discovered that he
had been drinking.
Tuesday a telegram came, stating j
that E. J. Ferguson had committed
suicide at Kinston. It was a terrible
shock to his friends here who te!e
orar.hed the sad news to his wife,
who had left here only the night be
fore for Fair Bluff, S. C, with her brother-in-law,
Captain J. N. Gibbons.
Yesterday's Kinston Free Press
contains the following account of the
terrible tragedy :
"About 2:15 o'clock this afternoon
Mr. E.J. Ferguson, of Wilson, N. C,
committed suicide near the Gay
Lumber company's mills, on the out
skirts of Kinston, by shooting himself
in the head with a 38 calibre revolver.
The ball entered just behind the right
"An employe of the mills saw him
from a short distance and heard the
report of the pistol. He and others
quickly gathered around the suicide.
Death occurred almost instantly.
"Sheriff Wooten was soon on the
scene and took charge of body and
the papers and valuables.'
"About $So in cash and checks
were hnnd in the pockets of the sui
citVs clothes. There were many
I-ihs and papers, most of them being
h:l!s of Boykin Co., wholesale
J'iocirs of Wilson, N. C, of whom
we suppose he was an employe in the
capacity of traveling salesman.
"The suicide left a note in his
memorandum book stating that whis
key was the whole cause of his sui
cide, that his home was in Wilson,
that he was a married man, and re
questing that a telegram be sent to
boykin & Co. In the same book he
left a very touching note to his wife,
stating that he had broken his prom
se not to drink any more, etc. We
respect the wish of the dead man, ex
pressed at the bottom of the note to
frs wife, that the note would not be
"He was a nica looking man of
.jo years of age. He had been in
Kinston about a week and we sap
pose the sad endiDg of his life this af
ternoon is the result of a spre during
the time he has been here.
"The coroner's inquest will be held
this afternoon and his remains will be
55111 on tomorrow's train to Wilson."
besides th above the News learns
triat Mr. Ferguson registered at the
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was kept iii the court bo:
where the burial took place yester
day. The body reached here in
charge of Mr J. F. Webb, an under
taker of Kinston, at which place it
had been taken to the train by the
Masons. Mrs. E. J. Ferguson and
her sister, Mrs. J. N. Gibbons came
cn the train at 2:25 p. m. The body
of Mr. Ferguson was transferred to it
and the journey to Bon Air resumed.
Mr. Ferguson was about 33 years
of age, and has been with Boykin &
Co. for about a year. He is a native
of Virginia and leaves a wife but no
i children. He was liked by all who
knew him, and universal regret is ex
pressed Mere over the tragic end of
vhat premised to be a useful life.
Four Days cf !t Near Imus Rapid Fire Guns
Manila, October 4. There have
been four days of the liveliest kind
of fighting and it appears that the in
surgents planned that an attack
should begin on Imus last Saturday
and then that Calamba Mexico
should be attacked.
A large force which has been
hovering in that neighborhood at
tacked Calamba from the northwest
yestetday, using two rapid fire guns
and one machine gun.
Col. Kline advanced two com
panies of the twenty-first with one
gun, which dislodged the weaker
wing of the attacking party south of
the hills. Meanwhile two com panics
of the twenty-first, with a Hotchkiss
gun, crossed the bridge and repulsed
the vigorous attack from the north
The American loss was two killed
and seven wounded, including one of
ficer. The insurgents gun was not
caDtured. In the afternoon one
cavalryman was wounded.
Bolo men concealed m the grass
near Guagau sourrounded and killed
three members of the ninth infantry
who were on outpost duty.
DEMAKDS SURREHDER OF CARACAS.
Gen. Castro is Hoviag la The loterveitioa of
Uaited States fifiaister Aiktd.
' Caracas, October 4. Gen. Castro,
the revolutionary leader, is fifty-five
miles from here and an armistice is
in force. President Andrade has
sent a commission to interview Gen.
Castro, who demands the uncondi
tional surrender of Caracas. It is
understood in diplomatic circles that
U. S. Minister Loomis has been re
quested to attempt to settle the trou
ble between the government and the
IAL TROUBLES APPROACH
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Ocr.isnis the Yilhdrzvrs! of English Troop-Forty-eight
Hours The Goers O!
Aci on the Defensive.
Paris, October 4. A number of
papers say that the Boers have s.nt
an ultimatum to Great Britain de
manding the withdrawal of the troops
from the frontiers within forty-eight
hours. These papers congratulate
President Kruger on coming to a de
cision. British Cver the Border.
Bloemfontein, October 4. The
Landdrest telegraphs that the British
troops have crossed the border trom
Affairs Are Very Serious.
Capetown, October 4. On his ar
rival Quarter Master General Sir
George White found the situation re
garded as extremely grave, and af
fairs looked so serious on the Natal
border that the authorities considered
it expedient to wire the Admiral at
Simons Bay asking if the cruiser
Doris was available to convey Gen.
Vh; an ? 'he principal member? of
his staff direct to Durban: If the
Doris is available Gen. White will
sail to-morrow and take command of
the forces on the Natal border Sun
day. Beers on ths Defensive.
Capetown, October 4.. Reliable
information from Bloemfontein and
Pretoria were received to-daT to the
effect that the Boers will not take the
offensive and invade Natal. They
feared being trapped between Lady-
smith and Dundee. In cons' quence
they will remain in their intrench
ments on the border and act on the
To U3e Their Indian. Troops.
Simla, India, October 4. Under
orders from the British War Office
preparations are being hurried to em
bark a large force of Shoorkas and
other native troops for South Africa.
London, October 5. A New Cas
tle despatch says that the Boer ad
vance began yesterday with a gen
eral movement of their artillery.
Up Goes foney.
The Bank cf England rate of dis
count has been raised to five per
On 3 Mission of Peacs.
Pretoria, October 5. Premier
Schreiner of Cape Colony, and Hof
myer, the Afrikander leader, arrived
here on an unofficial mission of peace.
The St3ts of Change.
London, October 5. The reported
Boer advance has caused apprehen
sion, but prices soon moved upward
except consols, which lell flat on the
uncertainty of the money market.
The Fighting Fifth There.
Ladysmith, October 5. The Fifth,
a crack British force, has arrived here
and is encamped near the railway.
The British Baek Awaj.
London, October 5.- The British
have abandoned Charlestown, the
first Natal town next to Laings Neck
and are prepared to vacuate New
Castle, fifty miles south.
All Natal, as far as Glencoe will be
abandoned by the British, doubtless
to prevent them being cut off in the
rear by incursions from the 0;aa-e
Free State and Transvaal troops from
the west arid the east.
Commander-in-chief Jouhcrt, has a !
lore of fifteen thousand effectives of j
the ':k:;'::u-.'. with a stnvw force cf i
After The Msr.tv. !
! men: tnis
box of gold belonging to the National
Ban!: of South Africa, one of the
German group. No objection was
offered so long as the government
left sufficient Ixv.ids.
RACE AO.! 5 TOMORROW.
The Shamrock 2nd the Columbia The Winds
Will Probably be Ail Right.
New York, October 4. Yester
day's race between the Columbia and
the Shamrock wii! he resailed to
morrow. The variable winds promise a
breeze which wiil probably freshen
then, and ir ought to be a good sail
The yachts are anchored at Sandy
Hook and are being generally over
hauled. 8U3H A TOWN.
Ths Filipinos Set F!re to Paranaque Some
Manila, October 5. Last night the
town of Paranaque was attacked in
force by the insurgents at midnight,
and was set on fire. Two companies
of the fourteenth infantry, under com
mand of Major Daggett repulsed the
enemy, suffering no casualties. Sev
eral buildings were destroyed before
the fire was extinguished.
Scores a Brilliant Success in flew York Ths
Corning Prima Dcnna.
New York, October 5. Adrienne
Remenyi, the daughter of Edward
Remenyi the celebrated violinist,
made her debut before a New York
audience Tuesday night with the
great Kaltenhorn Orchestra. Critics
pronounce her the coming prima
donna with a brilliant future. Her
voice is pure, and has a great carry
She sang the Aria from "Mignon"
and Gounod's "Ave Maria."
Has Bought a Balloon.
Berlin, October 5. Gen. Greeiy
has ascended by means of the Pots
dam Military Kite Balloon. Greeiy
has purchased a similar balloon for
the U. S. Government.
Is It a Fake.
New York, October 5. The
Herald bulletins a report which
comes to a reporter by wire that the
steamer Grand Republic has sunk.
Nothing heard of it here.
Later The Mail and Express and
the Post say the Grand Republic
story is a fake.
Capt. Carter in Court.
New York, October 5. Capt. Car
tec the convicted U. S. Army officer
embezzler waa yesterday in the U. S.
Circuit coort on his writ of kabeas
corpus He was pale and haggard
after his ccfkenent on Governor's
Proposed Telephone Line.
Paris, October 5. Negotiations
have been opened for the establish
ment of a telephone line between
Rome and Milan.
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Fcr sh: Dsy's Race.
.S- A ten
m:le wind W. S. N. this morning was
blowing and the probable course of
the yacht race between the Columbia
and the Shamrock is alono- the Lon
The preparatory gun at 10:44
found the Columbia a quarter mile to
The Shamrock crossed the line at
1 1:1 1 and the Columbia three and a
half seconds later. At 11:26 the Co
lumbia took the lead and at 11:45
was increasing it. At 1 1:50 the Co
lumbia was slightly leading when the
yachts disappeared in the haze. At
12:17 the Columbia was outfooting
the Shamrock, the breeze was dying
away and the boats were searching
for wind. Shortly alter they were
sighted off Rockaway. At 12:33 the
Columbia was one-eighth of a mile
ahead. At 12:50 the wind freshened
and the Columbia was a half mile
ahead. At 1:22 the boats were lost
sight of in the mist but an occasional
glimpse shows the Columbia leading!
On the Stock Exchange the bet
ting is ico to 60 on the Columbia
winning the series and 100 to 80 on
At 1:40 the Columbia was a mile
ahead at the ten mile mark. At 1:50
the wind freshens and is S. by S. W.
If it holds out the yachts will run
At 2:16 the wind still freshens and
the Columbia is way cut but leads by
a mile and a half. At 2:32 news came
that the Columbia rounded the stake
boat at 1:15 ahead of the Shamrock.
At 2:45 the yachts had covered
twenty miles, the Columbia had a
good lead and the chances are for a
finish. At 3 o'clock the Shamrock
had cut down the Columbia's lead
and was only a length behind.
At 3:15 both yachts were on the
starboard tack side by side, with six
miles to go. It seems impossible for
a finish in the tnne limit.
The race was finally declared off
as the yachN did not make the time
limit. Tile Shamrock was ahead.
A Bi Embezzler.
Glasgow, October 5. James Col
quhon, lately the city treasurer and a
representative of the city in the Cor
poration University has been sen
tenced to five years imprisonment for
the embezzlement of nearly eight
hundred thousand dollars.
Oatbreak In India.
Aden, India October 5. The "New"
Mahdi has begun hostilities, and a
battle between the natives and the
British occured at Berbera. Twenty
sevoo of the Mahdi's men were killed.
Dswtj is Relieied.
Washington, October 5. Secre
tary Long has issued an order to Ad
miral Dewey directing him to haul
down the flag of the Olympia and
detaching him from his command.
The Admiral had requested this re
lief from his command.