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WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY; MARCH 18, 1904.
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MADE ROME HOWL.
Some Republican official at Wash
ington thought he was doing some
thing awfully smart when the
Bristow on the latest phase of post
office department crookedness was
sent ino the House of Representa
tives, evidently with the. motive of
exposing some Democrats along
with the Republican grafters. The
thing has proved to be'a boome
rang, for a lot of Republican Con
gressmen are "up in arms," as the
Washington Post says.
Quite a number of Republicans
are as mad as a wet hornet, and as
our dispatches have previously said,
the Democrats are highly indgnant
and are bent on having a thorough
and sweeping investigation of the
Postoffice Department scandals.
So mo of the Republican Congress
men, heretofore opposing any reso
lution looking to a sweeping Investi
gation, have been hit so hard by the
Bristow omnibus report, in which
they have been named, that some of
them declare that they will stand
by the Democrats in their demand
for a sweeping investigation. The
following is taken from the Wash
ington Post of yesterday:
It the present healed condition of
tire Congressional mind, many hard
thing;! are ssid about executive offi
cials. There are Republicans who
even blame the President for not
knowing that auch inflammable ma
terial was being prepared for trans
mission to Congress. Others want to
make officials of the Postofflce De
partment beir all the odium. There
Is criticism of Postmaster General
Pyne and ot First Assistant Post
mitr Heneral Wvnne. as well as
M Brlslow. As aoon-s the House
has a special committee at work to
scrutinize the cases of members, it is
declared that several postoffice offi
cials will be called to testify, and
when all the truth is brought out
thr,e officials will be left In anything
bu. a good light.
Doartment officials, on the other
ha.i , say that Chairman Overstreet
la .nollv resoonsible for the report.
H insisted upon having the informa
tion, being goaded on by Democrats
of ina Committee on Postoffices and
Potroad. Officiale wbo knew what
was eiog prepared for uoDgress were
reluctant to see It aent there, foresee
ing the storm it would create, but
thy had no other alternative in view
of the committee's action.
U will be no surprise If the bitter in
vectives that members of the Republi
can household are now hurling at each
other in nrlvate are soon spoken open
ly. Things have come to such a pass
with those Congressmen, who think
-tbey have personal grievances, that
the; are disposed to look out for them-
selves and let other Republicans do the
lime. The cooler head, however, be
litre that Indignation will subside,and
that there will be no serious after
Toe anxiety of the President has
beo aroused by the situation In the
Q iuse. and yesterday,before the House
' convened, 8peaker Cannon and Chair
man Overstreet. of the Poatoffice and
Poitroads Committer, called at the
Wbl.e House and had a conference
wi h Mr. Roosevelt. It Is not definitely
knon that the President urged some
sort of a compromise that would allay
tb angry passions of members, but
soon after the Speaker and Mr. Over
street reached the Capitol word went
around that there would be a change
in ih programme. Later In the day,
M'. Roosevelt sent for Mr. Bristow.the
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General,
- aid it is understood the "report con
necting members of Congress with the
nottal irregularities was discussed.
Wednesday's debate was sufficient
to onvicice the House leaders that
the could not put through the com
mittee programme of laying the Hay
resolution on the table, thus officially
ending the matter and making It Im
possible for members to secure any
sort of official vindication. It also
convinced them that there was great
danger that a sufficient number of Re
publicans would vote with the Demo
crats to order a general Investigation
of the Postofflce Department, some
thing the House leaders are especially
anxious to avoid. An attempt was
made to bring Republican Insurgents
Into line, and the crack of the party
whip was heard,but the members would
not drive. They declared their per
sonal honor was of more moment to
them than party discipline; and some
of them told the leaders In plain lan
guage that they proposed to be Demo
crats on the subject of investigating
the Postofflce Department. The theory
of the leaders that time would cool the
.anger of themembers has not yet oeen
demooftrated to be correct. It ap
pears, on the contrary,- that members
only grow the more angry as tbey
- havelor.ger time to examine there
port and to talk with one another
about the things It contains. The more
comparing of notes there Is the more
members become convinced that a
(treat Injustice has bsen done the Con
gress. Senators also are aroused over the
report; and yesterday Benator Pen
rose, chairman of the Senate Commit
tee on Postoffices and Postroads, call
ed on the President and discussed the
-matter. Other members of Congress
' cauea on ine same errand. Includ
ing senator Elkins and Representative
viuanea u. ianais, oi Indiana.
What the political effect of tha ra
port will be la the absorbing feature of
uai perplexing document. Returns
are in from a few localities. The men
who were poob-poohlng the matter as
of no political significance are chang
ing their minds. While conservative
Republicans still profess no alarm,
they are watchingclosely.
Representative Burkett, of Nebras
ka, one of the most promising of the
younger Republicans In the House,
with strong prospects of becoming a
United States Senator, was refused an
endorsement by a gathering of old sol
diers the other day, even after those
resolutions had been prepared with
every assurance apparently of being
Indorsed unanimously. Ex-Represen-sentatlve
Strode, a fellow-townsman,
and a Republican, but a party rival,
harangued his old comrades on the
strength of the departmental reference,
and the resolutions were not adopted.
Bnrkett's friends have become alarm
ed at the outlook, where last week
everything was roseate for him,
Benator Clay, of Georgia, a Demo
crat of high political ideals, received
a newspaper from Georgia, announc
ing in one of Its headlines: "Clay
Among the Grafters. These are only
a few instances, but senators and mem
bers are telling each other about them.
Little Indignation meetings are held
continuously around the capItoL The
excitement continues at fever pitch,
excelling anything observed In con
gressional circles for many years. It
Is all the greater brcause the dates for
conventtons are near In several
Many are in a quandary about the
political effect of a restricted, as con
trasted with an unrestricted investiga
tion of postal affairs by Congress.
The Republican programme in the
House is for an investigation
restricted to the cases of members.
Not a few of the party, however,
think they cannot wisely stop there.
The clamor of the Democratic party,
first and last, will be for opening
everything in the department. It is
thought that tha country already sus
picious of the administration of the
Postoffice Department, will sympathize
with the cry.
But there would be even more trou
ble ahead if a thorough Congressional
investigation of the Postoffice Depart
ment were ordered. Those familiar
with the facta know there ia material
within the department with which to
keep the country stirred up for several
months if skillfully handled by de
signing politicians. There are thou
sands of letters In the flies of the Post
offlce Department which Congressmen
would not want made public. Re
publicans might be kept constantly on
the defensive throughout the cam
paign, however honestly the depart
ment Is administered.
Th Manning (8. 0.) Times and
the Charleston News and Courier
are having words of commendation
for the good record which Con
gressman George Legare, of the
Charleston district,-is doing in
Congress Our contemporaries say
that "tha record he has made in
his first term virtually assures bis
unopposed return." We don't
know this George, but if he is like
all the other Legares nothing more
could be expected of him than that
he would give a good account of
himself at Washington or anywhere
DR.. ZACQAKY DEAD.
FOUNDLING AT THE DOUR.
BLEW SAFES AT KENLY
Prominent Young Physician. Suc
cumbed to Appendicitis in ;
Most Acute Form.
THE FUNERAL LAST SUNDAY
Operation Wednesday FoIIewsd by Com
plications Which Msde Death ler
tali Popular la Social and
Professional Life of City.
From the market reports we learn
that "there is a good current con
sumptive demand for pig lead and
the market is firm." We suppose
the demand for bullets for "civil
ized" men to plug each other with
is what Is bulling the prioo of lead.
Anyhow, the evidence before the
investigating" committee, at Wash
ington shows that the many-wived
Mormons were in cohoot with the
Republican gang. The Republicans
are welcome to stand for their old
polygamous radical brothers.
The members of Congress in the
past few days have been calling each
other "liars and scoundrels." The
liars and scoundrels should come to
order, and not take up the time of
Congress in bandying nndispnted
The Bristow report will serve a
good purpose. It shows us that the
Republican"mi8ery loves company,"
and while it is a tempest in a teapot
that will hurt rather than help the
hot air administration crowd, it will
- According to the sale of one wife
for two seines in Currituck county,
N. C, President Smith, the head of
the Mormon Church, might be
worth ten seines, if he could suit the
Currituck men who are out for a
The wire truBt, the American
Steel and Wire Company, has ad
vanced the price of wire and wire
nails one dollar a ton. However,
wire never srets too high for the
According to a religious newspa
per the Czar of Russia Is a composer.
MSTa m a Via Via a fn RDBTlcl hlS
give the clean Congressmen a chance t.mnow com ln- himself when
lor vindication ana put a .cn ft newg romthe 8eat of
n . . . 1 . 1 . A A i. WI
uetterjtnan an, it ougns io stop
Congress from "rushing the I When the St. Louis convention
growler," so to speak.for every little I meets In July somebody is bound to
pap sucker who cries for more pap
and wants to get his lip deeper in
In on the public teat. It. is to be
hoped that it will be a lesson that
will teach Congressmen that the
people's money in the treasury is
not so much free boot that it can
be slung around, as that much
Honest Congressman who have
made a mistake will learn a lesson.
Some of the North Carolina repre
sentatives have been . mentioned in
the Bristow report, and it is ridicu
lous to suppose that they meant
anything more than to be loyally
looking after the interest of their
The whole thing was an infamous
piece of campaign littleness on the
part of the administration pals, but
it is so palpable it ought to hnrt
them in the eyes of an intelligent
and discriminating American public.
It may open the way for a sweeping
investigation of the Postoffice De
partment debauchery a thing which
all honest Americans, whether Dem
ocrats or Republicans, would be glad
to see and ought to demand. There
should be no hesitation because there
are letters on file which Congress
men would not desire to be made
The investigation ought to be
made and when it is made, "Let the
galled jade wince." We say, "Hew
to the line, let the chips fall where
We don't presume that it is neces
sary to call attention to the fact that
Roosevelt is manifesting "anxiety"
and fixing up a compromise and that
the Republican majority is now and
always has been blocking any at
tempt at inquiry. That ought td
damn the Roosevelt aspirations and
the Republican pretensions through
out the Republic.
I The adoption of the McCall reso
lution in the House on Jb riday is a
miserable makeshift, and be it re
membered it is as far as the admin
istration wanted to go. The Insur
gent Republicans were evidently
whipped In. The McCall resolution
simply provides for a special com
mittee before which Congressmen
can go and be either vindicated or
whitewashed. It sidetracks any
proposition to wade into the whole
Infamy of the Postoffice depart
ment. This ought to be enough to
convince all honest men on the out
side that there is "Something rot
ten in Denmark 1"
be "out of harmony with his quo
rum," as the Mormons say.
Every time President Smith goes
on the witness stand he doesn't fail
to tell the committee what he
"stands for." ' "
Dr. Robert Edgar Zichary, a lead
ing young physician, of Wilmington,
prominent ia the social and profes
sional life of the city, died Saturday
evening at 7 o'clock at the James
Walker Memorial Hospital, where he
underwent an operation Wednesday
at noon for appendicitis in Its most
acute and advanced "form: The oper
ation was performed by DrFrankTH.
Rusaell and Dr. Joseph Akerman, sur
geon in charge of the Institution, but
complications had already set in, and
during his illness ana sunenng fol
lowing, the young physician had the
tenderest care and the advantage of
thA Axarcisa of the combined skill of
his profession in Wilmington. It was
seen from-ihe first, however, that
there was little hope for the alck man,,
and friends anxiously inquired about
his condition from day to day as if
they half expected the worst. Dr.
Zichary had been subject to recurrent
attacks of appendicitis for several
months, but lately his prac
tice bad grown to large pro
portions, and in the enthusiasm
of his young manhood and devotion to
his profession, he had deferred until
too late an operation thaf might have
saved him if performed earlier.
Dr. Zichary was born in Transylva
nia county, near Brevard, N. 0 , and
at his death he was in the 29th year of
his age. His parents were the late
Jonathan Zsohary and Mrs. Eliza
Zachary. The father passed away
about two years ago at the advanced
age of 84. Dr. Z senary was a direct
descendant of the late Wy lie Jones, a
noted educator of the Stale in his day.
The young man was reared on h!a
father's farm but entered the State
University before he was grown, grad
uating from that Institution with dis
tinction. Later he attended the medi
cal inhool of the University and also
graduated with high honors. He was the
first in distinction of those who stood
the State Board at Morehead City In
1887, winning thereby the anato
my prize and the appointment to
the Buperlntendency of the City Hos
pital in Wilmington, which.later gave
way to the magnificent James waiter
Memorial Hospital, in which the
young physician breathed his last
Since 1898 Dr. Zachary had enjoyed a
large private practice and was easily
in the very front rank of the younger
members of his profession In the city.
Only last year be took a poai graaaaw
lis j Isfant, Asleep la Basket and Supplied
: With Laxirles ef Bsbybeod, Lett at
Foaitk Street Resldcsce.
Fast asleep la an ordinary willow
basket, comfortably clothed and sup
plied with nursing bottle, a phial of
toothing syrup and a box of talcum
powder, a tiny male infant, from one
to three weeks of agt.waa found Friday
night between 10 and 11 o'clock on the
porch of Mr. J. B. Elkins' residence,
No. 1105 North Fourth street. By
whom the basket was left, the police
have thus far been unable to discover.
The matter was reported to police head
quarters by. Mr. Elkins and the child
was at once sent to the James Walker
Memorial Hospital ; where - it was
tenderly eared for until there were
developments at 8 o'clock Saturday
morning. Acting Captain Burnett got
la possession of a clue and he worked it
ladustriousluhtil the identity of the
mother-as established r also, 4hat ol
the person who left the basket on the
porch. The officer, however, refused
to give names or discuss the way in
which the case was worked up. He
went out to the hospital and returned
the infant to its already repentant
Mr. Elkins is employed in the Coast
Line car shops and retired rather
early. About the hour indicated, he
heard a sharp rap on the outside and
going to the front door and opening
it, ha asked wbo was there.- tie heard
some one run of the porch. Receiving
no response, he went back into his
room, secured his pistol and again
opened the door. The second time he
hsd more opportunity for investiga
tion and saw the basket on the floor.
He called his mother's attention to the
And and it soon 'developed that the
foundling was resting peacefully
under the- cover. It was mads as
comfortable as possible by Mr. Elkins'
mother and his wife until Acting
Captain a 8. Burnett and Tunkey
Frank Harper could arrive with the
police tranafer and take the Infant to
the hospital. The child slept peace
fully until it reached the hospital.
Little Atlantic Coast Line Town
Near Wilson Visited Early
$1,600 IN CASH WAS STOLEN.
SID DEATH OF YOUNQ CLERK.
Chss. P. Baker Passed Awsy si Walthonr
ville, Qa. Was Employed Here.
Vrienda in the cllv learned Satur
day with regret of the death of young
Charles F. Baker, a clerk in the Pas
senger Department of the Atlantic
Coast Line, which occurred at his old
home in Walthourvillr, ua , aio:o
o'clock Friday evening. Young Baker
was an exceptionally bright and clever
young man, having just reached his
21st year and although he had resided
in Wilmington only a short time ne
had drawn to himself many warm per
sonal friends. The young man came
to Wilmington from Savannah upon
the consolidation of .the Plant System
. Sure, Mike, we be in the midst of
perilous times." The "Perils" seem
to be "coming up all the time."
with the Coast Line and was later
course in one of the New York insti I joined by his mother, brother and sis
SHARP TA6TUI BY SEABOARD.
It Now Asks far "Permission" to DUcon
tlane Wl!mIeton-Ham!et Stations.
Special Star Telegram.
Raleigh, N. C, March 18. The
nnmnration Commission has named
March 23rd as the date for the hearing
of the petition by the 8eaboard Air
Line that they be allowed to discon
tinue flag stations between Wilming
ton and Hamlet. This Is the casein
which the Commission began some
time ago a suit in Wake Superior
Court against the Seaboard for unlaw
ful discontinuance. No complaint has
ever been filed in the suit and it Is
tated that the Seaboard proposes now
to comply by securing the consent of
the Commission for discontinuance of
the stations; thereby arresting the suit.
Coast Line Extension. .
A special to the Raleigh News and
Observer from Washington, N. C,
w. Jl 1. 3 tk.t tk. At.
says: Ills unaersioou u u
lantlc Coast Line is about to extend
its Washington branch from thia place
to Newbern. It is also understood that
a corp of engineers are at once to
locate a line from Suffolk or Whaley,
on the Norfolk division, to Elizabeth
F. Kirk, a farmer living six
miles from Durham, was painfully
wounded late Thursday night by
his brother. The two brothers were
out fishing when their dog treed a
'possum. One brother went to the
dog, and Was soon followed by the
other brother. In the meantime
the first Kirk had gone up the tree,
and when the latter arrived he shot
him out with a rifle, wniie pain
ful, the wound he received is not
serious. The brother who used the
rifle thought he was shooting some
kind of wild animal.
As a young man Vt. acnary wm
most exemplary In his life and none
knew him but to love and respect him.
He was unostentatious and rarely
spoke of himself, but the peopIeW his
adopted home speak of him In words
of most enthusiastic praise. He was a
member of 81. James' Episcopal
church and was upright, honest
and faithful in his every walk.
Tha fraternal spirit was sironK
in his character. He was a
member of Wilmington Lodge No.
S33 B. P. O. E., Hanover Lodge No.
H5, I. O. O. F., and Jeff Davis Coun
cil, No. 63 Jr. O. U. A. M. By mem
bers of these orders he was held 1n the
highest esteem and each of the lodges
were officially called to assemble Sun
a.w .ft.nrnnn And attend the funeral
in a body. The remains were taken
Saturday night to Woolvln's undertak
ing establishment and prepared for
The services were held from BL James'
Episcopal church by the rector, Rev.
R. W. Hogue, at 2 o'clock Sunday after
noon and the remains were taken on
the afternoon SeaboarjLAlr Line train
for interment in the Zachary family
burjing ground in Transylvania coun
ty. Dr. Zichary is survived by his
mother, seven brothers and four sis
ters, all of whom have the tenderest
sympathy of the community in their
great bereavement. The brothers are
Messrs. Ralph, Wylie and J. M.
Zachary, of Transylvania; Messrs.
John and W. W. Zachary, of Brevard;
Mr. L. J. Zachary, of Saundersville,
N. O. ; Capt. Eugene Zschary, a South
ern Railway conductor; and Mr.
Frank Zachary, of Greenville, S. 0.
The sisters are Mm. T. F. Marr, of
r-harlatiat Mrs. D. H. Rogers, of
Oconee, Gs. ; Mrs. J. T. Gazaway, of
Central, 8. 0., and Miss Bailie
Zachary, a student of Elizabeth Col
lege, of Charlotte. Owing to a delay
in the transmission of some telegrams,
Rev. T. F. Marr, of Charlotte, a
brother-in-law, was tho only relative
with Dr. Ztchary when he died.
tnra In December he contracieu a
severe case of pneumonia but tender
nursing by loved ones and the atten
tion of the best physicians brought him
through the attack and a short time
ago he went to WalthourviUe to re
cuperate. He became worse, and passed
away at the hour named. The young
man is survived by his mother, who
was with him when he died, two sisters
and an older brother, who left Satur
day afternoon to attend the funeral
at WalthourviUe Bunday. His fellow
employes at the Coast Line sent an
exceedingly beautiful floral tribute to
be laid upon the casket.
Safe Door Blows Fifteei Feet Awsy Evl
deafly Werk of Seml-Profeislosals.
Seversl Ssspecta Uiier Arrest.
Woman Hssrd the Noise.
Safes in two stores in the small town
of Kenly, N. 0., on the Atlantic Coast
Line, about midway between Wilson
and Bmlthfield, were dynamited early
Friday . morning, and ., from one
$1,600 in cash was stolen. The methods
employed by the semi-professionals
for as such they appear to have operated
were about the same as bave charac
terized similar robberies ot late in the
Oarolinaav A number of tools were
stolen from a cheat In Edgerton's ferti
lizer house, near the railroad, and 'still
others were procured from the black
smith shop of Rufus Pearce, colored.
With the Implements thus procured,
the burglars proceeded to the store of
Mr. Josiah 8tanclll, broke the door
open and blew the safe, the door hav
ing been found completely off its
hinges some fifteen feet away, where it
struck against the wall. The $1,600
taken from the safe was in gold and
greenbacks and is said to have been
the proceeds of the sale of some lands
three years ago. The second store en
tered was that of Mr. G. L. Morrlss,
but fortunately - nothing was taken
from the safe as Mr. Morriss had left
nothing of value therein. The door of
the safe was barely hanging by its
hinges. - '
About 2 o'clock in the morning,
Mrs. J. L. Uinnant was up with her
children and beard an explosion, but
upon awakening her husband, they
decided it was the report of a gun and
paid no more attention. The stores
were found open by persons passing
about daybreak. Several suspects
bave been arrested, but it appears
doubtful if evidence sufficient to con
vict will be obtained. Four strangers
loitered about the town all the after
noon previous, visiting nearly all the
stores and making small purchaser.
Two of the number seemed to confine
themselves for the most part to the
outskirts of the town. Late in the
afternoon W. L. Moore, a railroad
section master, saw the four about a
mile from town, cooking and eating
provisions they had bought from the
atore of O. G. Edgerton & Co. Still
later they were seen reading papers
near the guano house from which a
part of the tools were stolen.
The supposition is that the burglars
went to Selma after the robbery and
boarded a through freight. A suspicious-looking
character, answering the
description of.one of those seen about
Kenly the afternoon before the robbery
was seen later between two cars of the
through freight The train was stopped
at Wilson and a search made for the
man, but he was nowhere to be found.
A previous effort had been made to
stop the train at Lucama and the sup
position is that the man got "on to
the game" and dropped off at Con
tentnea creek when the cars slowed
up for the trestle. It was reported
that bloodhounds had been sent for.
Another freight, following the through
train, was stopped at Lucama and a
white man and two negroes were ar-.
rested, but parties who came overfrpm
Kenly were unable to identify the
white man. It was thought best, how
ever, to detain him a while longer.
REHEARSALS BEGIN THIS WEEK.
HANGING FOR ALL.
Delus Upchurch, a negro, was
arrested at Durham Friday after
noon on the charge of criminally
assaulting a negro girl named, Hattle
Woods. The girl is reported as being
in a serious condition.
At Charlotte on Friday papers
were filed in a $10,000 damage suit
to be brought against the Seaboard
Air Line Railway, by W. G. Adams,
who for twelve years has been in the
employ of the Southern Railway.
Mr. Adams was standing on the
Southern's Track last December and
claims that as the result of a door of
one of the Seaboard's car falling
upon him he sustained permanent
Raeford Chronicle: To show
the progress of our town along the
building line, there has been built
within the past year 15 dwellings,
the most of them nice ones, four
stores, a bank, a large school build
lng, a Methodist churoh, a cotton
gin and a livery stable. Several
buildings are under construction
now and work will commence on a
number .of new buildings as soon as
the material can be plaoedon jthe
ground. Can any other small town
beat this record?
Raleigh News and Observer,
March 12: The sixteen cent magnet
pulled more cotton to Raleigh yes
terday and the price kept up. There
was no advance of the market here,
the price for the various grades
ranging from -15 cents till the best
grades were looked at and then 16
cents a round was paid. -Several
bales were sold here yesterday nL
these figures, the majority oi the
sales being at from 15i cents
a pound to 16 cents. A year
ago, when cotton was selling at
from 9f to 91 cents a pound, twenty
five bales of cotton were sold in
The town of Spencer, Rowan
county, where the shops of -the
Southern Railway are located, and
which now has a population of about
3.000. is having its first taste of
infnftl nnlltlca. and is arranging
for its initial election to be held in
May foi the election of a mayor and
board of aldermen. The town being
anew one, the present board was
appointed' at the time the charter
was secured. Heretofore but little
attention has been paid to politics,
and it now develops that the place
is overwhelmingly Democratic. In
fact it is said that there ars perhaps
less than a dozen Republican voters
within the corporate limits.
Nashville Graphic: The train
returning from Spring Hope Satur
day evening was met at the station
by several white men and negroes
who were waiting to relieve their
Sunday allowance of whiskey which
had been sent for. On the train
one man was a regular travelling bar
room, having in his charge about
three gallons of whiskey in jugs and
flasks, which were delivered to va-
nous persons, ootn wnue auu uui
ored. Just how long the town offi
cials and those citizens who believe
in the enforcement of the law will
let this practice continue remains to
be seen. Some one is surely going
to get into trouble if this violation
of the law continues.
The body of Joseph J. Ser
mons, who disappeared mysteriously
from near the town of Bath, Beau
fort county, last Sunday night, was
found Friday afternoon. ' A posse of
over one hundred men naa oeen
searching for Sermons for three
days, when round ne was sitting
between the trunk of two gum
trees about 100 yards behind his
field. The six hundred dollars that
It was alleged disappeared with him
was found on his person, being lo
cated in his pocket. The surmise
is that after Sermons left the house
of a Mr. Swindell, on Sunday night,
he wandered about, he knew not
where, until he became exhausted
and then died,
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT j
(AND BOOKCR WASHINGTON.
y S "saaaaaawaavi -
Aa Echo el the ladlaaola Postoffice lass
. ' la the SesateSpeclsl Committee
ippolsted la the House.
BrTalecrapb. to the afondng Star.
WABHoroTOir, March 13. There
was an echo of the Indlanola, Miss.,
postoffice case in the Senate today,
when Mr. McLturiu rose to a ques
tion of personal privilege to explain
a newspaper report to the effect tb it
the authorities of that town place un
der arrest peddlers of pictures t'
President Roosevelt and Booker
Washington who may chance to go
The Senate considered but did not
dispose of the Fortifications Appro- '
A number of bills were passed.
One of them has for its purpose the
prevention of the desecration of the
I American flag by using it for adver
tising purposes. -
Mr. ucuturln, oi Mississippi, took
the floor to make a personal explana
tion regarding a newspaper paragraph,
saying that authorities of Indlanola,
Miss., are engaged in arresting people -for
selling photographs of President :
Roosevelt and Booker Washington.
Ordinarily, said Mr. McLaurln. a story
of this character would not be worth
attention, but that under the clrcum
stances he felt he should refer to it for
the purpose of refuting it, as it is en
tirely without foundation.
Mr. McLaurln said that the para
graph had grown out of a statement
made in a newspaper letter written
by A. G. Paxton, an attorney of Le
land, Miss., who told of -the arrest at
that point of three men who he said
were engaged In selling pictures of the
President and Booker Washington .,'
seated at table together, and also of -aaobseene
character. These pictures"
he said appealed strongly to race
prejudice. . . .
Similar arrests also, Mr. McLaurln
said, had been made at Indlanola, and
it was found upon the hearing of the
case that a Cincinnati firm engaged in
Eublishing the pictures in question
ad many agents out in the interest or
these works. The men were tried and
some of them sent out of the country,
and Mr. McLaurln expressed surprise
that any community should have per
mitted them to be tried. He said the
penalty Imposed by the law was en
tirely too small and expressed the
opinion that the death penalty would
not be too severe. He added that the
arrests were not because the men were
selling photographs of , the President
or of Washington, but because tbey
were selling lewd pictures.
Mr. Foraker said that ne never nau
heard of the Cincinnati firm mention
ed as responsible for the publication of
the pictures. .
The Senate adjourned until Monday.
House ot Representatives.
When the House met to-day, Speak
er Cannon announced the special com
mittee provided for in the McCall res
olution adopted by the House yoster
day to investigate "the Indictment"
report from the Postoffice Department,
as follows: McCall, Republican, Mas
sachusetts, chairman; Representative
Hltt, Republican, Illinois: Burton,
Republican, Ohio: Metcal, Republi
can. California; MoDermott, Demo
crat, New Jersey ; Bartlett, Democrat,
Georgia, and Rfcbardson, Democrat,
A bill was passed to authorise the
Norfolk and Western Railway Com
pany to bridge the 'rug Fork ot Big
Sandy river where the same forms the
boundary line between West Virginia
and Kentucky and west Virginia.
After passing 264 pension bills,
House adjourned until Monday.
QUIET IN SPR1HQFIELD.
Militia Still on Doty, Bat No Indications
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Eprihgfield, O., March 13. It was. .
Bsturday night that was mot feared
by the city officlalv, and it has passed
without disturbance of any sort. There
have been the usual Bsturday night
crowds in the streets and there has
been constant reference to the rioting,
but absolutely no demonstration.
The soldiers are still on auty ana
will remain over Bunday. There Is no
indication of trouble after the soldiers
go further than that there have been
veiled threats on the part of the
negroes, and the people are still easily
thrown into a panic. A man In the
street dropped a revolver from his
pocket and It was discharged. A crowd
at once gathered, but it was dispersed
by the police.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Press Aiest of W. L. I. Comedy Club Ab
nonsces Second Appesrssce Here.
"Preparations of a preliminary
nature have been in progress for some
time by the Wilmington Ligh Infan
try for the presentation of another
dramatic performance shortly after
Easter and a rehearsal will be begun
"The Light Infantry presented suc
cessfully, the 'early part of Jan
uary, "A Modern 8hakespeare," which
la so pleasantly remembered by the
public, and they received very flatter
ing praise for the able manner in
wk h tnin nwu Drcaouicu. a. tim
Yerdict 6f the Jary la the First Murder
esse ef the So-cslled cblcsxo
ear Barn Bandits.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Chicago March 13. Hanging for
all was the verdict of the jury to-day
in the firstiimurder case against the
so-called "Oar barn bandits" Harvey
Vandloe, Peter Niedermeler and Gus
tavo Marx who attained notori
ety by a desperate all-day battle
that started in a "dug-out" near
Ltvernool. Ind . where the trio
had taken refuee after a series of re
markable crlmes.mciuaing tnemuraer
dislch from Newbern on
Friday says: U
thought at the time that thia would be of empIoyeg 0f the Chicago City Rail-
repeated, out u nas ueoa tlucu I Way at one of the company 's earns in
to produce sometning new, ana aa our
friend, Mr. Jas. EL Cowan, will
have charge of this , production, it
safe to say, that they will score an
other success. The cast, of course,
ill ha nraetlcallv the same, and to
thote who ssw the former presenta
tion, thia is a sufficient guarantee.
"The company will bold its regular
monthly meeting at the Armory to
morrow oigh, at which definite plans
and arrangements will be made. The
play has of course been selected, but
we are not able, just at present to give
its name, as this will be. announced
later. It is said, however, to be one of
the brightest and most amusing come
dies that has ever been written.
"It is safe to say that anything the
W. L. I. boys take hold of they do in
proper form, and this entertainment is
going to be a "good one."
J . .. . i fl
this city, ine motive in eaco in
stance being robbery.
Kmtl Roeskl. who was with the ban
dits in the dug-out, and who partici
pated in many of their crimes, Is to
be tried separately, not having been
Implicated directly In the particular
murder for which bis associates; were
A confession on the part of Marx
ld tn thA diicovervof the hiding place
of the other bandits. Marx entered a
nia nf ffuiltT and begged for mercy,
whiuthn nther bandits attempted to
brazen out a plea of innocence. Epi
lepsy, the result of heredity,- was also
pleaded in the case oi vaname.
LYN6H13Q IN CALIFORNIA,
Both the Senate and House of
Representatives of Maryland have
passed the bill proposing a consti
tutional amendment limiting the
franchise in Maryland. The pur
pose is to eliminate the negro vote
and the bill was passed by a strict
nartv vote. " It is up to Governor
Warfleld now to sign the bill.
Former, Congressman Joseph
Pullltzer, owner of the Jfew xorK
World and one oi tne greatest news
paper men of the country, passed
through Charlotte on Friday on the
'Palm Limited," returning from a
visit to his winter home on Jekyl
Island. Mr. Pullitzer has been
blind for six years.
A favorable report ontheTawney
bill prohibiting the inclusion iu
packages of manufactured topaccu
ot.r.. Via been ordered
Vi wKv--l i w, A
to the full uommittee on
Means by the sub committee naving
that matter in charge. An amend
ment to obviate a constitutional
question was made in the bill.
RHODE ISLAND DEMOiRATS.
Suit has been brought at Dur
ham, against the board of county
commissioners, Dr. N. M. Johnson,
county health officer, and J. W. Al
len, chairman of the board, by J.W.
Coble, who claims that he was sent
and that by coming in cuniauw wu 1 1"""
patients he contracted the disease. Znwne.
Customer My husband says
cattle are much cheaper now than
they used to be. Why do we still
have to pay such high prices for
steak? Man at the Meat Mar
ketThat is a question for the
anatomlcla.na. ma'am. How -many
MVMW . - .
this morning r-www
Hesrst Delegates to the St. Louis (oaves
tlon Met aod Orfaalztd.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Pbovhehoe, R L. March 18. Six
of the eight delegates to the St. Louis
convention chosen at the Democratic
convention on Thursday formally or
t,an',mA tn-diT. Resolutions were
adopted supporting Wm. R. Hearst,
of New York, for prMldent, andde;
claring in favor of the "Unit rule,"
in voting at St. Louis.
Colonel Patrick Henry Qulnn, of
Warwick, and Col. Samuel B. Honey,
of -Newport, both or wnom were
chosen delegates, notwithstanding
their-opposition to Mr. Hearst, were
Uaknown Negro Takes from Jail by
Mob and Killed.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Mojavk. March 12. An unknown
nesrro was taken from the local jail by
a mob last night and after being Urred
mmA fafhiu1 waa ft'hAr shot to death
nr killed bv twine struck over the
with a. hea.T-r niece of iron.
The negro was arresvd yesterday
fn an .trociousL Ciime and was con
fined in the MOjave jau preparatory
aVfii him tn Bftkeraville.
The facts concerning the crime be
came noticed about the time and before
tha nffiMra eonld nlace the man
aboard the train a large crowd had.
a-athnMd ahont theiall. which is an
insignificant affair and unguarded.
aim .M iiinM anoTftd some of those
in the snob with tbe result that In the
midst of the scuffle the negro was
and Passenger Agent S. L. Dill, who
has been connected with the Atlantic
& North Carolina railroad for thirty-
five years, was notified on Friday by
Receiver McBee that his services
were no longer needed by the com
pany.. The reason given out for Mr.
Dill's removal was that McBee would
act In the capacity of general super
intendent. The removal oi Mr. urn
has caused universal comment, as
he has been connected with the road
In various capacities and was familiar
with the working of every depart
ment, and It is thought that he
should have been retained for he
was a most valuable official.
Charlotte Observer, March 10th:
Between Charlotte and Salisbury are
strewn about 75 negro emigrants, all
afoot. The negroes text unariotte
on No. 40 on the Southern Monday
night, bound for Baltimore, Md.
and unipepper, v a. xney naa dbbu
got together by a white and a colored
agent worsting in conjuueuou. Ac
cording to the story of a few of the
negroes who happened to have some
money and wno returned to tne city
yesterday, the white man told them
to get on the train and that he would
get on at tne juucuou, uvtuuvum v
the city, with their transportation.
Capt.w. M. Giles was tne conductor
in charge of No.40,and when he went
into the car to collect fares not a
single man could ante up. They
said that the agent wno toio mem
to get on the train was in the train
somewhere with their transporta
tion, and Capt. Giles passed Con
cord. When near Salisbury the
gentleman; had not yet turned up
and Capt. Giles ordered the train
cleared of the dusky emigrants, and
the seventy-five piled out. The dis
appointed emigrants boarded some
of the southbound trains to return
to the city yesterday morning, but
they had no money, and they were
forced out of the cars, and the
greater number started to walk
back to Charlotte. A few arrived
last nights wearing that they had
had enough of emigrant agents and
others are still en route and will get
in this morning. The whereabouts
of the agent remains a mystery.
Property Which Exchanged Hasds by
Deeds Filed for Record Yesterday.
Jno. H. Rehder and wife to Drlnda
Hall, for $160, lot on east side of Dick
inson, 66 feet south of Miller street,
83x165 feet in rise. n
Jno. H. Beery and wife to Hiram
H. Merritt and wife, for $S0O, lot at
northwest corner of Fifteenth and
Market streets, 78x165 feet in size.
Bucky Patrick, of Wasblngio-, D.
O., to R. G. Grady, for $10 and other
considerations, property on east side
of Love, 140 feet north of Bwann
street, 40x75 feet in size.
R. G. Grady, receiver of the Castle
Mfg. Co., to Samuel Blossom, five
tracts of land in New Hanover and
Susan E. Moore, ex., to Mary Bear
Schloss. for $3,040, property on east
side of Becond, 66 feet soutn i rrn
cess street, 66x165 feet in sice.
Susan E. Moore, ex. et al., to Hen
rietta Breeland, for $350, property on
east side of Eleventh, 99 feet north of
Ann street, 83x150 feet in size. ;
City Ssoltsry Jospector ef St. Loals Mor
By Telegrapa so ine Mornlna' Star. ...
St. LotJfS, Mo., March 12.-John
Klely, sqjn of Chief of Police
Klely, to-night shot and ' mor
tally wounded City Banitsry Inspec
tor John Silence. Klely immediately
surrendered to tbe police. It Is stated
that Silence was overheard by Klely
sharply criticising the efforts of the
iattp'a father in the position of chief
of police. The altercation that follow-
ed resuitea in ouence bduuuuk
in the hand. Kiely then .hot Silence
in the abdomen.
At Philadelphia last nlgbt Jim Jef
fords, the California heavy weight,
and Gus Ruhlin, tbe Akron wan,
boxed a terrible six rouna oout, w
which Jeffords had the better of tbe
milling. Ruhlin was knocked down
twice in the first round, and the last
time he was sent to the mat he Was
compelled to take the count.
Lieutenant Governor Joseph E.
Wlllard will formally announce Ms
candidacy for governorship of the
BUte of Virginia. He bas been in the
legl'U ure several terms. Is a Bpanlsn
war veteran, and about thirty-eight
years of eg He is rated as several
times a millionaire.