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ANOTHXB AMEBIC AH HERO.
The hero of the appalling explo
ioa by which: thirty-two lives were
lost on the United States battleship
Missouri, was Chief Gunner's Mate
Monson. when the first explosion
occurred in the turret the men in
the handling room knew in an In
taut what had occurred. The big
magazine door was open, and stand
ing against it were four charges of
powder. Without a moment's hesi
tation Gunner's Mate Monson
shoved these aside and jumped into
the magazine, pulling the door
closed alter him. The magazine
was totally flooded with water and
when the men opened the door they
found Monson barely alive, water
having reached his neck. It is be
lieved that the brave act of this man
saved the ship and the lives of six
hundred men aboard. Had fire
reached the magazine nothing would
have been left of Monson, even had
the ship escaped destruction. As it
was the brass plate on the magazine
doors was melted. Such acts of
heroism are worthy of the admira
tion of the world.
It is said that the value damage to
the Missouri was $50,000.
LOOT THE ORDER OF THE DAT.
-The cost of Philippine partici
pation in the St. Louis exposition
hag surpassed all expectations. What
was originally planned to cost $250,
000 has already cost near the million
mark and more than likely will
reach $1,600,000. The original ap
propriation was $750,000 and Con
' gress will be asked for more.
It looks like anything the govern
ment has to do with develops imme
diately into extravagance. Loot
'seems to be the order of the day, and
it is natural to presume that the
government patriots and favorites in
charge of the Philippine exhibit ex
penditures will make the most of
their opportunities. It is said on
good authority that at the close of
the fair an investigation will be
-made as to the expenditure of these
funds. When will all the govern
ment scandals cease?
A cablegram tells us that Hadji
Mohammed Bui Abdullah, the Mad
Mullah, against whom the British
have been conducting a campaign
in Somaliland, has escaped into
Italian territory. This looks like the
Mad Mullah is now a Scared Rabbit.
Even St. Petersburg is sending
out rumors that Admiral Togo on
the 13th of April, succeeded at last
in totally bottling up Port Arthur
bj sinking several ships in the chan
nel to the harbor. We can look out
for a confirmation of the fact later.
RueBia has notified the Washing
ton government and all other pow
owers that war correspondents who
use wireless telegraph on vessels in
Chinese waters will be treated as
pies and shot. This looks like mak
ing war on Ananias.
We have been asked what are the
prospects of starting an "Old Wo
man's Christian Association." None
whatever. ThoBe who wonld ac
knowledge that they are eligible are
too feeble to be expected to attend
A famous baseball player died a
couple of days after he got married
to his third wife. Poor fellow.
Out on third," to speak after the
parlance of the fans. He has had
his last ball and his wife has her
Out of 447 delegates so far chosen
to the Republican convention, 344
nave been instructed to rote for
Roosevelt and 103 are uninatructed
-Practically all the nninstrncted del
egates, however, are for Roosevelt.
General Shoffleoff is now hurry
Ing to the front to attack the Japa
m nese invaders at the Yalu. Well,
we see nis finish. If he don't keep
well out of reach he'll bo sure to
Bhuffleoff this mortal coil.
VOL. XXX VP.
Cooper. Watson & And at. .
bnilding a new tobacco warehouse at
Wilson and it will be the largest in
the State, says the Wilson News.
Durham Herald: If fc u all
right and proper for Mr. Roosevelt
to eat with a negro, why do the Re
publicans not admit it and tnn at
tempting to prove that a Democrat
aia tne same tning.
Panl Holland, ion of .T. T. TTi.
land, of Laurinburg. was th inn.
cessful contestant for the appoint
ment to uu a vacancy irom that
Congressional district in thn TTnitod
States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
He leaves abont Jnne 10 for Annap
olis. Winston-Salem Sflnttnnl Wo
see that Wilson and Kinston, in east
ern North Carolina, hare sold nearly
as much leaf tobacco for the season
Of 1903-04 as for the nraviona twnlvA
months, when there was a record
breaking crop marketed. The pro
duction last year was, it seems, larger
than generally sTxppeWL23S "
Raleigh News and Observer:
Having busted" on every other
effort, tha rinnanlranv nrorani ha-wa
returned to abusing Judge Clark be
cause he heard the testimony upon
thirty-sixhoura'notice. They haven't
?rinted a word of criticism of Judge
nrnell. Who Dnt the road Into thn
hands of a receiver without a min
ute's notice. v
Near LaGr&no-A on TMdaw
morning, Mr. Thomas Herring died
While Dlantlnif cotton. "Mr. T.ntMi.
- jpj v v m awa awa. riMW WU
wood reached him soon after he fell
ana zound his heart had ceased to
beat. Mr. Hflrrino- was ad-aA fi1
years, and died of heart disease.
U. 3 il . . -a . .
u-u Btjrveu laitniuuy aunng tne
civil war and was wounded twfoa.
one wound trattinir ont one ava. tha
other inflicting a grievous body
Siler Cilv EntAmriaA- Wo un
derstand that Mr. 0. Randleman,
of Randleman, Randolph county, is
selling abont one thousand dollars
worth of eggs per year from his hen
nery, and says if he were ont in the
country he could sell at least twenty-five
hundred dollars worth. This
fact is worth noting by any who are
out of a job and have a small capital
to operate with.
Asheville News: Those Scotah
lawvers in that n&rfc of tha Rfcata ara
mighty stubborn and are set in their
wavs. We cannot tell how Mia final
issue will result. We do not believe
that Judge Peebles was impartial as
he ahonld havn heart In tha Hiinni1
trial, but whether, the Lumber ton
lawyers can make use ox the unoffi
cial chanrea ft.ora.1nnt tha .In A era in
this case to justify them in their
stand remain to be seen.
North Carolina Bantist; While
that special investigation committee
i looking into the affairs of the At-
anticand North Carolina railroad.
they ought to have the Summer bar
room cut out the Atlantic Hotel.
which the State runs, t It a shame
and disgrace to the State that a Spe
cial act of the Legislature was pass
ed to allow liquor sold at that place,
while the people of that town do
not want it there. Common jus
tice demands that the ba.-room be
Wadesboro Messenger: There
is a good joke on a well known
young man of the county going the
rounds. They say the vounz man,
who is very anxious to marry, en
tered a store recently and asked the
privilege of a few minutes use of the
telephone. On being told that the
phone was at his service, it Is fur
ther avered that the young man
pulled off his hat and hung it up,
carefully brushed his clothes, smoth
ed his hair and twisted his mous
tache, and then proceeded to "call
up" the residence at which the
young lady he desired to speak to
Raleigh News and Observer:
The pure food departments in the
several 8tates having pure food laws
are making a combined exhibit in
the agricultural section of the St.
Lpuis Exposition, showing the pro
gress of their work in the examina
tion of food products, mainly adul
terated foods of different kinds be
ing shown. The North Carolina
Department of Agriculture, through
Dr. B. W. Kilgore, the State chem
ist, is sending a collection of adul
terated food products to the exposi
tion, the main ones being jellies,
jams and preserves which were sold
as fruit products, but upon exami
nation hve been shown to be large
ly and in many cases entirely arti
ficial products. Some of the com
mon foods are also included. One
baking powder is deserving of spe
cial note; in this the starch or flour,
which is the usual diluting material,
is replaced by the ground mineral
tremolite. With the exhibit is be
ing sent a bound copy of the four
reports on food products.
Lauringburg Enterprise: The
Srogress which Laurinburg has made
uring the past five years is note
worthy. Can you realize that more
than half a million dollars of home
capital have1een spent here in that
time? An average of more than one
hundred thousand dollars a year
sounds big, yet it is a fact. And
every cent of it was well spent, and
the most of it is now earning big
dividends. The two. cotton mills,
representing an investment of $350,-
000; the oil mill, with $50,000 cap
ital stock paid in; residences, busi
ness houses, publio buildings, etc..
valued at more than $100,000, have
gone up during the past five years,
and the indications are that this is
only a begining of what will be in a
very few years. Laurinburg la una
dergolng a steady and permanent
growth. She has started up the hill
and is now well on the way, and no
power short of the works of rrovl
dence can ever retard her progress.
Her business men have gone ahead
after their own style, invested home
capital in various enterprises, and in
each instance.it has turned out well.
Outside capital will be attracted by
the happy outcome oz their venture
some spirit and Laurinburg will move
onward and upward.
r Wf--W 1 ! ,AU - .-V' f '1 : . I SPEAKING OF
ON YALO RIVER.
Twenty Thousand Massed on the
Right Bank to Oppose Japs
Invasion of Manchuria.
NO BATTLE FOUGHT AT WTJU.
Believed the Japs Will Force a Passsge
Wlthsot Serious Less Battleship
Sevsslopsl Jspsnese Report
of Attsck oa Port Arthur.
By Cible to the Horning Star.
Tomo. April 18. Private advices
from Corea confirm the reported mut
ing of twenty thousand Russian troops
on the right bank of the Yalu river,
with the object of opposing the Jap
anese invasion of Manchuria. Al
though it Is unknown when a&d where
the Japanese will attempt a crossing
of the Yaln. It fa aim nAllATad that
when read j they will force a passage
without serious low.
- Bsxnrc April 18, io P. M. No bat
tle has been fought at Wiju. The
Bussians occupy strongly fortified pe
titions at Ohlu-Tlen-Cheng (on the
Manchuria aide or the river and about
ten miles north of Antung) and on
Tiger Hill, a rocky promontory jutting
out Into the Yalo river. The Japanese
forces and batteries are screened be
hind the hill between the river and
St. Pktxbsbubq, April 18. A re
port has gained currency here that the
battleship Sevastopol at Port Arthur
has been lost, but at this hour the As
sociated Press is authoritatively in
formed the government has received
no advices intimating that such a dis
aster has occurred. On the contrary,
the lateat aecount received here was
to the effect that the Sevastopel was
Viceroy Alezleff took over the com
mand of the Russian fleet at Port Ar
thur this afternoon and raised his flsg
on board the batttleshlp Sevastopol.
- The Attack on Port Arthur.
Tokio. April 18. 9:30 P. M. Ad
miral Togo reports that in the attack
on Port Arthur Tuesday night the
Japanese sunk mines at midnlsrht and
at 8 in the morning drew the Russian
abips out fifteen miles from the port.
Tne PetropavloTSJc struck a Japanese
mine ana was sunk.
Arrested By Boislsss.
Habbht. Mahohtjbia. Anril 16.
Two Japanese officers of the general
staff have arrived here under strict
escort, having been arrested by the
railroad guard eighteen xntlea from
this place. They were dressed as Thi
betan lamas. In attempting to escape
they forsook their tents, in which were
found alxty pounds of high exploaives,
a f uae, a string of keje to unscrew
railroad nuts, etc. They evidently In
tended to blow up the bridge over the
Nonnl river, near Fullardi. The
prisoners displayed great coolness.
confessing that it was their Intention
to destroy the railroad.
Japs' Official Report.
Washington, April 18. The Ja
panese legation to-night received the
following cablegram, dated Tokio,
"Admiral Togo reports that the com
bined fleets, as previously planned.
commenced on the 11th of April the
eighth attack on Port Arthur. The
fourth and the fifth destroyer flotillas
and the fourteenth torpedo flotilla and
the Koryo Mara reached the mouth or
Port Arthur at midnight of the 12th.
and effected the laying of mines at
several points outside of the port, de
fying the enemy's search lights.
The second destroyer flotilla dis
covered at dawn of the 13th one
Russian destroyer trying to enter
the harbor and after ten minutes
attack sunk her. Another Russian
destroyer was discovered coming from
the direction of Liao Tlshan and was
attacked, but she managed to flee Into
the harbor. On our side there were no
casualties except two seamen on the
Ikazuchl slightly wounded. There
was no time to rescue the enemy's
drowning crews, as the Bayan ap- '
proached. The third fleet reached out- j
side of Port Arthur at 8 A.M., when
the Bayan came out and opened fire. I
Immediately afterward, the Novlk,
Atkold, Dlans.Petropavlovsk, Pobieda j
and Poltava came out and made an
offensive attack. Our third fleet
tardily answering and gradually re
tiring, enticed the enemy fifteen miles
southeast of the port, when our first
fleet, informed through wireless
teleeraohv from the third 'fleet, sud
denly appeared before the enemy and
attacked them. While the enemy was
trying to regain the port a battleship
of the Petropavlovsk type struck mines
laid by us the previous evening and
sunk at 10:80 A. M. Although an
other ship was observed to have lost
freedom of movement, the confusion
of the enemy's ships prevented us
fromjldentirying her.They finally man
azed to regain the port. Our third
fleet suffered no damage and tne ene
my's damage beside above mentioned,
probably was slight also. Our first
fleet did not reach firing distance-.
Oar fleets at 1 P. M. prepared for
another attack. They resailed April
14th to ward Port Arthur. The second,
the fourth and the fifth destroyer flo
tillas and the ninth torpedo flotilla also
joined at 8 A. M. and 7 A. M. No
enemy's ahlps were found outside of
the port. Our first fleet arrived at the
port at 9 A. M. and discovered three
mines laid by the enemy and destroy
ed all. The Kssgua and Niashln were
dispatched to the west of Lao Tlshan
and made Indirect bombardment for
two hours, It being their first action.
The new forts on Lao Tlshan were
finally silenced. Our forces retired at
1:30 P.M. -r
The Kasugua and the Niahln were
purchased from Argentine.
Clash With Chinese.
Liao Yang, April 3. (delayed in
transmission) The outside world does
not know how near Russian and Chi
nese troops were to a clash on the bor
der of Manchuria. Ia order to remove
the menace of a large Chinese army
from the Russian flank, General
Linevltcb, the Russian commander In
Manchuria, deemed it necessary to
communicate an ultimatum to Yuan
Shi Kal, supreme commander of the
Chinese army and navy, ordering that
the Chinese troops withdraw three
hundred or four hundred versts Info
the interior. 'If this demand be not
fulfilled at the order of the Viceroy,"
said the ultimatum of . General Use
vitcb, "I will form a special division
which will drive the Chinese troops
back to the frontier."
Ever since the establishment of the
headquarters of General Linevltcb
at Llago Yang, concern has been man
ifested at the attitude of the Chinese.
Since the opening of hostilities-the
WILMINGTON, N. C.,
Chinese troops in Pe Oh! Li province
have oonetntrated ' on the western
shore of the Liao Ho. According to
reports, persistently circulated by the
Chinese, there are hundreds of Japa
nese among the Chinese troops. Dis
guised in various ways Japanese spies
sre along the line of the railroad and
they follow all Europeans, especially
Russian?. Yuan 8hl Kal Is an impla
cable hater of Russia and a tried
friend of Japan. In view of the Rus
sian demand the Chinese troops have
already bosun to retire into the inte
rior of the Pe Chi Li province.
, HIS REMAINS SENT-HOME.
Corporal QambriU, Nephew of I essior Oor
sa of Msrylsid Flsrsl Tilbnles.
The remains of the late Corporal
George Gambrll', who had died sudd
enly in the Diamond Baloon Friday
night, were sent by Express over the
Seaboard Air Line to his home at Lau
rel, lid., Saturday afternoon. By
request of his father, Stephen Gam
brilf, Eiq.-no military escort accom
panied the remains, though Lieut. J
R. Musgrave and a sergeant from the
fort were here to accompany the cas
ket when the telegram came, making
the singular request
It developed Saturday that Instead
of being a cousin of 8enator Gorman,
the young corporal was a nephew of
the Presidential candidate, his mother
being a sister of the Senator. The
young man was a college graduate and
at one time was the staff correspond
ent of one of the New York papers In
the Philippines. Architect H. P. &
Keller, of this city, was a schoolmate
of young Gambrlll and recognized the
corpse at Woolvln's undertaking es
tablishment Saturday morning. In
token of his esteem for the young
man, Mr. Keller laid upon the casket
a handsome floral design. Another
beautiful floral offering, six feet
square, waa sent by the comrades of
the deceased at Fort Caswell, where he
was very popular.
SINQUL4R IN II DENT IN COURT.
Reprieve from the Governor at Newbera
Before the Jodie Was Ihroofh.
Persons who arrived Saturday from
Newborn told of a moat unusual inci
dent in the Superior Court there be
fore Judge Ferguson Friday. CapL
George Meredith, an engineer In the
employ of the A. and N. O. Railroad,
was recently suspended by order of Mas
ter Maehinlat Newlands. The engineer
chafing under the suspension went to
the A. & N. O. offices and at the point
of a pistol demanded of the Master
Mechanic that he revoke the order
upon penalty of being shot Superin
tendent Dill came out about that time
and the enranged engineer was dissuad
ed from his evident, purpose to do Mr.
Newland barm. Subsequently he was
Indicted for an assault with a deadly
weapon and convicted at last week's
term of court in Newborn, being sen
tenced to 10 days' imprisonment by
Judge Ferguson. The sentence was
to become effective Friday and on that
day Capt. Meredith appeared In court
with his attorney, A. D. Ward, Etq.
When the sentence was about to be
put into execution, Imagine the con
sternation of judge, solicitor and
court attendants when a reprieve from
Governor Aycock was read, giving the
man AO days Immunity from punish
ment until the chief executive can In
quire into the case.
PASSINQ OP THE TICKET SOalPER.
His Dsy Is Rspldly Tsklsf Its Piece ia the
Psst Two Recent Cosvlctloss.
The Buffalo Enquirer of March 23d
prints the following editorial on the
subject of ticket scalping:
Fraud In connection . with ticket
scalping gets a severe blow in the con
viction and sentence to Auburn of
Charles H. Callahan, for forgery in
the manipulation of railroad and
steamship tickets. Callahan goes up
for at least one year, with a possibility
of three, and this penalty is severe
enough to establish a desirable prece
dent and to do away with the notion
df certain unscrupulous ticket scalp
ers that the crime or forgery is venial
if it is committed to help out their op
erations. Ticket forging is one of the meaneat
of rascalities. It perpetrates a gross
wrong oom on tne transportation
companies and the public. If the
aUdle is successful, the com
panies are robbed; if it is de
tected, the frequently innocent pur
chaser of a worthless ticket may be
put to great annoyance and even dis
tress. Thus the energetio efforts which
were made to bring Callahan to justice
were in a twoold sense protective
measures, and will result in even
greater benefit to the" travelling public
than to the transportation companies.
The outcome of the Callahan affair
is an uumistable augury that the game
of the ticket faker is played, that his
era is over, and that a new and better
state of tbtnes Is bere.
Joseph Kelly win ?nt to the Elmlra
Reformatory bj JuJge Emery jester
day for forging railroad tickets. He
pleaded guilty to the charge during
the Pan-American Exposition, and
sentence was suspended because of his
youthf ulness. Recently, he was again
indicted for the same offence, and the
old plea was taken up for sentence.
HOSPITAL ENDOWMENT TRUSTEES
Organise by Electing Officers The Plan
Adopted sod Ratified.
Capt Walter G. MacRae, Mr. George
R. French and Mr. Bam Bear, Jr., who
were recently appointed trustees of
the Endowment Fund of the James
Walker Memorial Hospital met on
March 9th and organized by electing
Mr. Bear permanent chairman and
Mr. French secretary. The endow
ment plan agreed upon and ratified by
the Board of Managers, to whom the
trustees are required to report semi
annually, prescribes that the trustees
shall have custody of all funds donated
to the hospital, its Investment etc.
during their term on the Board of
Managers. Ho part of the principal is
allowed to be spent for any purpose.
and is to be kept separate and apart
irom au otner rasas.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1904;
OSITED STATES COURT JURORS.
Those Drawi la Serve for Terse Berfialof
.y jfMs'ftBJ Jsdte Paraell Presidlaf.
. J urors from the eleven counties com
posing the district have been drawn for
the United Sfates Court wbioh con
venes here June 6tb, as printed below.
The term was:poatponed from MavSJ
owing to the fact that Judge Par n ell
has been asked to preside aa one of tha
Justices at the Circuit Court of Anneala
in Richmond. The jurors are as fol
New Hanover C!anntvJnTin A .
raw, a F. Gore. J. a Haar. Addison
TTl.n mi swat w J
nowicu, xnoa. xnayer, uas. u. Taylor
and Thos. Rivera, Br.
Duplin County T. Q. Hall, J. a
Oliver, J. a McMillan and J. a Wind
ers. Richmond fVnrt FWh A ml.Mn.
U. O. Freeman, James Mecham, O. T
uoawin anu arcny u ay wood.
A. .AC McKlnnon, D. a Patterson!
a t n , mar. a m v
a.iex. o. jaercer ana j. o. ucuaiiman.
RAbiaaan flnim- .J n A
Oakley McNeill and D. M. Hall. '
unmoenaaa uounty w. H. rope,
Jeff D. Bessoma, B. T. McBryde and
o. j. uuruim.
Bladen Gaunt J M Wnanhaw
W. O. Carroll, John O. Burke and K.
Columbus County B. F. Long, A.
W. Buffkln. W. A. TTirMlann .T
Soles and M. J. Stephens.
Rimninn flnnnl Tnal.k .
E, J. A. Anders, D. W. Culbreth and
trsrr m rim
w. r. am.
Rrtinaw1n.tr rinnniw Tnhn TT Whl.
Joseph Gay, a V. Leonard, John j!
A.aox anu j. a. Jttourx.
Pender County O. B. Garriss, a
W. Collins, J, K. Bannerman and E.
QEORQE JUDQE BACK TO JAIL.
Refased Writ of Hsbess Corpse or Ball at j
Tarboro Yesterday Moralsg.
A special teiegram to the Stab from
Tarboro yesterday told of the attempt
of young George Judge, charged with
incendiarism at Rocky Mount, to se
cure bla liberty from Edgecombe jail
upon a writ of habeas corpus being
heard before Judge Moore In that city.
Falling to aecure bis release from jail,
the telegram stated that the attorneys
of the young man would make an
effort to have him allowed bail The
hearing was concluded yesterday
morning and the prisoner was granted
neither or his petitions, having been
remanded to jail without bond until the
next term of Edgecombe Superior
Court, which does not convene until
Chief of Police Jno. J. Furlong left
Thursday night for Tarboro at the re
quest of the authorities at Rocky
Mount through Hitm Rnrin nr Ihla
city. Chief Furlong was wanted to
testify aa to Judge'a alleged connection
with the Several Incendiary fires here
during and just after the Chrfatmas
Red Men Will Ostler.
The Red Men all over North Caro
lina are anticipating with delight the
forthcoming Great Council meeting in
Charlotte May Ath to 7th. inclusive.
which promises to be one of the larg
est gatherings of "Indiana" this side
of the happy hunting grounds. Ad
vices from the Queen City reservation
indicate a large attendance and an
elaborate programme of entertain
ment culminating in a big social day
on the 7th. Among the Wilmington
Red Men who will attend are Great
Prophet W. H, Lane, Great Keeper of
Wampum E. P. EL Btruack and Rep
resentatives G. W. Simmons, of
Cherokee Tribe, and Marsden Bellamy,
Jr., of Eyota Tribe.
Daughters of Liberty.
At the regular meeting of New
Hanover Council, No. 6, Daughters of
Liberty, iFrtday night there were ini
tiated several candidates and several
applications were placed on file. The
order is growing very rapidly. It ap
peals especially as one of the best or
ders in the city for the young lady
clerks, stenographers and typewriters
as at the nomlpal cost of 10 cent per
week, they receive $3 per week sick
benefit and $200 death benefit After
the meeting Friday night refreshments
were served and all enjoyed a pleasant
evening. The Council meeta at Odd
Fellows' hall on Third street opposite
the City Hall on the first and third
Friday nights in each month.
Promotion for Mr. Plstt.
From the Engineer's List, of Bridge
port, Conn., the Stab takes pleasure in
reproducing the following with refer
ence to the promotion of a former
young Wilmlngtonian: "Mr. T. H.
Piatt has accepted the position of su
perintendent of the machine shop de
partment of Geo. I. Roberts & Bros.,
Incp., 471-473 Ath Ave., New York.
Mr. PJatt waa for some time connect
ed with the Clyde Steamship Co., and
the Christie Mfg. Co. He has lately
been with the Oakes Mfg. Co., of Long
Island City. . The trade will find him
to be a thorough gentleman apd a first
Improve Press Brick Plant
The Hydraulic White Press Brick
Company, of this city; has placed an
order with the manufacturers in
Cleveland, Ohio, for two fine hydraulio
presses, each of 2,800 tone capacity,
which will greatly lncreaae the out
put of the plant and materially Im
prove the product The new ma
chines will be installed this week at a
cost of, about $7,000. The plant Is also
being improved otherwise and in view
of theconstantly Increasing business a
side track from the Beaboard Air Line
is being extended Into the grounds of
Florence Timet'. "Gapt. W. J.
Hall, of Sumter, a well known Coast
Line conductor, has been appointed to
the position of station master bere to
succeed Capt John C. McClenaghan
who will go back on the road as con
ductor, probably taktiig a freight run."
FEATURE OF THE
DAY IN THE HOUSE.
A Speech of Criticism on Iheo
dor,e Roosevelt, Republican
BY PATTERSON OP TENNESSEE
Amendment te Deficiency BUI Appropriate
lag $109,000 te Psy (or Special Trails
Used by the Presldeat Offered
by Baker of New York.
By Talacrapb, to tba Homing Star.
.WASHfvaTOS, April 16. The en
tire day in the Benate was given up to
the consideration of a bill for the
modification of an agreement with the
Indiana of Devil's Lass Reservation in
North Dakota for the sale of their
lands. Messrs. DuBoIs and Teller op
posed the bill because it did not pro
vide for the acquisition of the lands in
the reservation under the homestead
law and it was defended by Messra
Hansbrougb, McOumber and others.
No decision waa reached. -
Mr. Morgan addressed the Senate on
his resolution for the discbarge of the
Committee on Inter Oceanic Canals
from consideration of the resolution
calling on the attorney general for In
formation relative to the contract of
the UnitedStates with the new Panama
Canal Company for the transfer of
the Panama canal. He contended that
the paasage of the resolution waa more
important since the passage of the bill
for the government of the canal zone
than it was before. The resolution
waa lost by 17 to 88, a partv vote.
The Senate adjourned until Monday.
House of Representstives.
The routine work on the General
Deficiency bill was nearly completed
by the House today. Preceding this
the District of Columbia was legislated
for in several minor matters. The
feature of the day was a speech of
criticism on "Theodore Roosevelt, the
tepu oilcan presidential candidate,"
by Representative Patterson, of Ten
nessee. Referring to a recent, apeech by Mr.
Grosvenor, "delivered in alienee" (the
speech was inserted under a leave to
print) and giving the record of Presi
dent Roosevelt on the labor problem,
Mr. Patterson referred to the surmises
in some quarters that this speech ema
nated frcm the White House.
After expressing his admiration for
the President as a ranchman, a soldier
and an author, Mr. Patterson quoted
at length from the writings of the
President to show his estimate of the
public men of the country, past and
present. Mr. Roosevelt had declared
one third or the New York legisla
ture, of which ha was a member, wss
corrupt; that both parties in that State
were dominated by corruption.
The President's writings on former
presidents were quoted at length by
Mr. Patterson and In many instances
commented on as grossly unjust criti
cisms. While referring to the Presi
dent's constant talk of war, Mr. Pat
terson was asked by Mr. Cooper, of
Wisconsin, why it was that the for
eign relations of the United States
were so uniformly cordial under Mr.
"When this waa the case, the talk of
war was inexcusable," waa the reply.
Mr. Baker, of New York, offered an
amendment to the Deficiency bill ap
propriating $100,000 to pay for the
special trains which it waa Stated had
been used by the President during the
past two years. A point of order waa
made and sustained against the amend
ment Mr. Hemenway offered an amend
ment which was accepted without
dlscusaion, providing $10,000 as re
quested by the secretary of the navy
for the proper disposition of the re
mains of the victims of the explosion
on the battleship Missouri.
The House adjourned until Monday.
Pay your poll tax before May
lBt, or you cannot vote in the State
and Presidential elections to be held
in November next
Owen Matthews, colored porter
at the store of Mr. W. B. Cooper, be
came suddenly 111 yesterday morning
and died in a short time after being
sent to his home at 700 Campbell street.
It is said that agents from North
Carolina-are in the Florence, 8. C, sec
tion trying to Import strawberry pick
ers and that the growers there are after
the agents under the immigration laws
of South Carolina.
A Jacksonville, Fla. dispatch
says the A. O. L. will soon begin" the
development and Improvement of their
holdings in that city which will Invoke
the expenditure of nearly one million
dollars and that the company will have
large lumber yards slong the river
front and an Immense phosphate ele
vator. Mr. M. F. Croom and wife left
yesterdsy afternoon for Jacksonville,
Fla , which will be their home In the
future. Mr. Croom will engage in the
wholesale and retail grocery business
there this FalL The children will re
main in Wilmington until the close of
school before joining their parents in
their new home.
A Hew Pssh Car.
Florence Times: "The Coast Line
is making at the shops in Wilming
ton a new style of push car which will
be much lighter than those now in use
on the road. It can be handled with
eaae by two men, whereas the old ear
required four to aix to lift It from the
track. The wheels on the new car
will be made lite boggy wheels, of
spokes. The shops are busy now turn
ing out r't qsantlty of it new
cars and the whole division will be
equipped with them. The advantage
of the new car will be at once ap
TIs roataaaster Wallace.
Mr. Thos. a Wallace returned last
nibt from Washington where he spent
a couple of days arranging the exrcu
Man of his bond of $70,000 aa postmas
ter at .Wilmington. Mr. Wallace
brought back with him his commission
as postmaster and it is understood that
he will enter upon bis duties within
the next day or two
RIOTINQ AT PENSACOLA.
Between Police as- Sailors fross the
" Warihlpa la Port Ose Maa Killed
asd Pear Mea Wounded.
Br TcKwtmA to tho Horn In star.
Pessacola. Fla.. Anril 18. In a
riot here to-night between police and
b-ue-jackets from the warships and a
few artillery men rrom Fort Barren
car. one man, private Banks, of lha
Seventh Company of Artillery was In
stantly xuiea anu rour Diue-jacketa
from the Iowa and Alabama were
wounded, though not seriously. The
riot started over the arrest of a blue
jacket Three police officers were at
the patrol call box when a petty offi
cer from one of the ahlps blew a whistle
signal in use on the ships for the mea
to uumhlii ITnllv thro hnmlHl
gathered and- rushed the policemen.
separating mem. a wo or tne po
lice officers backed away from
the crowd, firing as fast as
possible at the advancing blue-jackets,
who were hurling stones, bottles and
other tfCsslles at them. It was4uring
this shooting that the artillery maa
Reinforcement trnm lha nnllmi
station arrived at this juncture and
aruy auoanueu tne oiue jackets.
jater. OWlnc tn th man v tkp.il. nf
tha men from tha warahfna In kill h
policemen, Admiral Barker ordered
marine guards from two of the ship
ashore and they; quelled the riot and
prevented further trouble.
THE FAIR ESTATE.
Final Distribution to lbs Two Sisters ol
the Decessed Ordered.
By Telegraph to the Morning star.
San Fbaitcisco, April 16. Su
perior Court Judge Cook to-day or
dered the final distribution of the
estate of the late Charles L. Fair,
which was appraised at $3,040,000,
to the two sisters of the deceased,
Mrs. Herman Oeliricha and Mrs.
Wm. K. Vanderbilt. The sum of
$126,000 is to be held out for the
purpose of meeting various claims.
Attorneys' lees and other claims
amounting to over $200,000 already
allowed are also to be paid ont of
After taking testimony to prove
that no child had been born to Mr.
and Mrs. Charles L. Fair, the judge
decreed that they had died without
SURPRISE WEDDINQ AT LUuBERTON.
A. W. McLeav, Esq., Weds Miss Margaret
Jones Preach Prominent Conple.
Special Star Ctorrespondetice,'
Lumbbbtoh. N. C. Anril 15. One
of the most complete surprises which
our town haa had for some time oc
curred last evening when Mr. A. W.
McLiean waa married to Miss Margaret
Jones French at the residence of the
bride's grandfather, Mr. B. Godwin,
with whom she resides.
On account of the continued and se
rious illness of Mrs. Godwin, the
wedding waa a very qniet affair, and
no one except a few intimate friends
of the contracting parties were present
immeaiateiy alter the ceremony,
they left for an extended tour through
out the United Statea and Canada.
They will be at borne In Lumberton,
N. C, afitr May the 8th.
The croom Is well and favorably
known throughout the State as one of
the most able and conservative mem
bers of his. the legal, profession. He
is also well known in financial circles,
being the president of the Bank of
Lumberton, and closely identified
with other financial Interests, while
the bride is one of our most accom
plished and popular young women,
with a large circle or friends and ad
mirers, to whom ahe has endeared her
self by her many attractive qualltler,
both of person and of character.
IN SCUIH AFRI6A.
Qeroaan Troops Repulsed aa Attack by
Natives Bat Forced to Retire.
By Cable to the Morning star.
Berlin, April 16. A dispatch from
Colonel Lleutwein, Governor of Ger
man. Southweat Africa, atates that a
superior force of Herorus attacked his
column wbich wss advancing on OvI
vumbo April IStb. The attacking
force was repulsed with" the loss
of several men. The column, how
ever, returned to Oljosatu, as it was
Impossible to bring up munitions and
attend to the wounded, and as there
was no prospect of success through a
further advance. Two officers and
seven troopers were killed In the fight
with the Heroros, which laated ten
hours. Fourteen men of the German
force were wounded.
ARRESTED IN PRANCE.
Three Italians Cbsrged With Plottleg to
Kill Presides! Loabet.
Bt Cable to the Horning Star.
Marseilles, April 16. Michael
Giovanni and two other Italians have
been arrested here In connection with
a supposed plot to kill President
Loubet during his coming visit to
Giovanni is aaid to have made a
statement that he Intended to kill M.
Loubet during the president's Stay in
Italy. The detectives searched are-
sort frequented by Giovanni and found
a lithograph of M. Loubet, with the
word "death" written acrosa the face.
The men arrested with Giovanni are
named respectively Oarzlole and
Regained Its Old Chsssel Sosth sf Vlcks
tori - Floatations Raised.
By Telegraph to the atonta Star.
Vioksbtjrg, Miss., April 16 With
a roar that was heard for mile the
Mlssiaaippi river laat night cut through
Killle Rankle Neck, in Davis Bend, re
stored Ja via Island to the Mtssla
aippi main land, and resumed iu old
channel ' through what ' for forty
years bad been known aa Lake PaK
myra. Incidentally several valuable
cotton plantations were practically
ruined. Tne neck of laad - through
wbich the MIsaiaaiDPl river cut . to re
gain possession of its former channel
was about 600, yards wide. Davis
Bend is twenty miles south Of this
JUDQE f ARK
Edward at Shepsrd Ssys He Is the
Opposite of the Oallait Repsblicar
Now Ii the Wbite Hone, j;
By Telegraph to tho Momlna star.
New York, April 16. At the
nual dinner of the Reform Glnh.
here to-night, at the Manhattan Hi
Edward- M. Shepard, speaking
Judge Parker, said:
"He renresenla lha verv nnnui
restless. Impatient, reckless conte
for constitutional law abiding gov
ment. md tnr thrvan niiuntfnl
righteous relations with the rest of
worm wnien belong to our best tr
uuDB. xnai is to say, re repres
toe very onnoalte or thm nondnnt
POliCT Ot the callantlv Rftmlhl
now dwelling In the White House
A letter from John 8harp
llama mlnorltv laid in tha KaiM
House of Representative, waa read
wmcn reremng principally to the I
portanceof tariff reform, he aaid t J
"In my oninfon not all tha - rJ
societies of the world are as eon
cive to the prevention of war as a
cable trade relations, buying and a
ing wow us a prone '
: "I nn add that an fa aa lha TW
cratla Mnnaflntatlvaa in tha Rnnn
concerned, thev have never hunt!
-naitadlv bant nnon aennanrvaHw i
r - r . r . - i
common sense revision or extortion
$nd unjust tariff schedules as they
at this moment"
A HOB FOILED
la Attempt td Lysch Negro Ibarged
lasaltlnf a Lady at Blcksry, N. 1 1
By Telegraph to the Morning star. I
Abhevillb, N. 0., April 16. f
for the coolness of Judge Council
the salutary effect of a drawn platcc
the hands of the chief of police, IE
ory would have been the scene 4
lynching to-night About 7 o'cUm
a cry was raised that a negro empl
of the Pierce Company had lnsulte;
wnue iaay on tne street. The ne.
was arrested and instantly surroun!
by a furious mob. While Jii
CVtnnHI addMcead tha md tha ni
of police, with drawn pistol, car
the prisoner to J. D.r Elliott's ofi
The mob followed, and a proposit
to storm the stairway was met mil
threat of Instant death to the first rf
who made amove. Meanwhile,
negro waa hurried down a backet
way and taken In a buggy to New
3 an. When the mob found that
prisoner waa gone it alowly
NEW YORK BANKS.
Itstemeai of llesrlsg House Aversgei
the Past Week.
By Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
New York, April 16. The si
ment of averages of the clearing hi
banks of this city for the week aha
Loans $1,043,254,100; lncreaae $42
100. Deposits $1,097,118,400; lncr
$11,605,600. Circulation $35,814,
decrease $308,600. Legal tenders I
838,800; increase $1,645,000. Bps
$888,746,000; Increase $5,644,600.
serve $301,584,200; lncreaae $7,S
600. Reserve required $874,279.)
lncreaae $2.90L400. Surplus I
804,600; Increase $4,888,200. Ex-TJ
deposits fii,3BZ,&Z5; increase aa,4
The Rockland county. (N. Y.) V i
ocratle convention haa instructed ;
delegates to the New York State i f
venuon ror jfaraer. ,
Fire in the Gulf Refinery PropK
at Port-Arthur, Texas, which ri; u
for many hours, was brought ur 1
control yesterday, having caused d
age amounting to $125,000.
The Dutch steamer Beta, repo
ashore near Rebecca light on Flo
coast was floated without the a
tanee of wreckers, after she had i
soned her deck load of timber.
A certificate of incorporation
been filed at Dover, Del., for the N;
Carolina Granite Aasoclatlon of
mington. Del., to deal In granite;
other atones. Capital stock $1,000,!
Ex-Judge William H. Mann,
Nottoway county. Va.. author of
anti-liquor law which bears his ns
naa formally announced bis candir
for the Democratic nomination for.
governorship of Virginia. j
Secretary Taft has directed I
acceptance of tha bid of the 'An:
can National Bank, of Kansas C
for the entire issue of $3,000J
Philippine certificates indebted!
at the rate of $101,181.
It is announced at the Navv Dtt
ment that It la the present intentia
Surgeon General Rlxey to provl,
large hospital for the naval atatld
Charleston, 8. C, there being no n 1
era hospital of the service soutl
Captain William H. Greene, as
ant to the general manager of
Southern Railway Company,' dif
his residence in Washington, u
after a short illness. Captain Qrj
leaves a wife and one son, Alexa'
A requisition waa granted by t
ernor Cummins, of Iowa, yester
to Sheriff Crawford, of Surry cou
North Carolina, for Thomas Mo
who Is now under arrest at !
dorado. Moody is wanted In N.
Carolina for murder.;
At the session of Orange
bvterv on Fridav night at Ore
boro, the Bev. Dr. Henry I
Smith, president of Davidson
lege, speaking in the interest of
Institution, said: "The pre
year has been in point of attend!
the largest in the history of th
stitutlon. In three years'the at
dance has increased from 163 to
Of this year's students 44 are:
paring for ministers. The
of patronage is constantly ezp
ing. Some of the improvem
are a new commencement 1
laboratories for physics and min
ogy. Shearer Hall, athletlo f
college church. A complete)
tern of water works has been
atalled and an electric Ugh
plant ia under construction, j
told in three years $50,000 has 1
: A - - f A 1.1 '
spent on improvements as me
lege, which is one or the nrst
leges in the State."
Dr. Bersheim la Charlotte.
Yesterday's Charlotte Obser
"Rev. G. JD.: Bernhelm, D D
eently of Wilmington, ' but no
Charlotte, will occupy tb? pulpltt
Mark's Lutheran church t xt Su
at 11 A. H. This church waa fou
by Dr. Bernhelm In 1859, and the
gregatlon has ever held him in
esteem, not only tcr that work,
also for bis ability as theologiar
preacher, and his im raonal merit
man and a churchman Doubtl
large number of persons, both ou.
Inside the immediate congregi
will attend the srvleea.M k