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^ffiHgreTON, NORTji CAROLINA, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 23. 1909
A Victory Claimed
General Estrada's Secretary of
?bt&tc Wires thatZdaya's Acmy
Was Partially Routed and De
Washington, Dee. 23. ? Xolaya's
troops were .routed by the Nicaraguan
~ s revolution Ints yfiRtenlny In -a - flerco
battle at Rama lasting several hours,
according to advices received he~re~
this morning. General . Estrada. In
command of the revolutionary army',
is, roporte&-U> have bpen successful
all along the line. Tho battle is to be
renewed tomorrow, the advices de
clared, and the Estrada army will
beud all ./efforts to compel the uncon
ditional surrender of the government
There is some doubt as to the ex
act extent of Estrada's success. From
revolutionary soyrces the word is
sent that the victory over the Zelayan
tTPO|W-ta complete. The State De
partment has received wOrd from Mr.
Thomas H. Moffett. V. S. consul at
Minefields, - that Estrada had , "pnr
- tlally routed and defeated the forces
of Zelaya." It is agreed. however,
that the' moral effect of such Initial
success on the paxt of the revolution
ists can hardly b? exaggerated.
Ncrt'K ltecelvwl MesRfr.
'""??Tho flrnt announcement of the suc^*
c-ohh of the Estrada arms came 3n a
cablegram to Dr. Castrlllo..the rep
- l.UUU ttf %ttf pr?VlH|UHHl KV\
ernuient. Tho cablegram said:
"Complete victory Is ours. Zelaya'B
troo]?s are In retreat."
I?ater this evening the. State De
partment gave out the following from
Bjnfiul Moffatt, from Colon:
m"Eatrada force* at Tatumbla and
WcFeT new Kamar commanded ~l>y
T-neral Mena at the former place,
Mid Generals Chamorro, Mattutl and
Tornoj Dias at the latter place. par
^ }ty routed and defeated the forces
or Zelaya after desperate fighting of
neural hnnra, The Mini forces
were rcrmmanded by General Gon
ialee. A great many were killed, the
number being unknown. "One hnn-_
iJred were -wounded and 150 prison
- *>m were -taken . by the revolution lata.
The Zelayan troops at Recre have oc
cupied what has been Tbnatd"ered a
? atraM. noaitlon. EatradiTU confident
of defeating the enemy when he. re
news the attack tomorrow and of
forcing the surrender."
The' clash between the two armies
was not unexpected here. For days
on end they have been living prac
tically Idle in thelf-trenrhes around
- Rama, 'skirmislfft only marring the
peace ~that broodfed over that section.
Estrada played a watting game 1n the
hope that the Zelayan commanders
? wmita takH the Hiitiatiig and attempt
the capture of his position, which '
was reported to be very strong.
Furthermore, with the waning of
' Prealdeirt'Zelaya's star, he expected
a -larg? number of accessions from,
tho Zelayan army.
beginning of End of Zelaynism Is
"" When Zelaya abdicated and prac
tically dictated the elevation of Dr.
Madriz as his successor, Estrada, ac
cording to his diplomatic^ friends
here, determined to strike. Accord
? ingip- m?w<i Ma armV^fOrward
early today and took tho field actively
against his enemies. Dr. Cawtrlllo
and his friends 1??K forward confi
dently to die receipt tomorrow -of
word of a complete victory .and the
beginning of the march o^ the vic
torious army on the capital.
None of the officials of the State
Department tonight would discuss
the reported victory of Batrada. 4t
la known, ndftpfvr; thdt tihe new!
waa not unwelcome. Hafl the Ze
lay an army won over Estrada this
government would have been In r
somewhat embarrassing position hav
? espoused openly the caoas of the
HAHRIAGK AT PAH1BUU.
Ur. George L Wilkinson and Mrs.
Bureka Swindell were married at the
reeidence of the bride Wednesday af
011 at PSntego. The groom is a
brother of Mr. John Wilkinson, of
Balhaven. lW bride la the widow of
; llr. Aioin bwiuucii wuu ???*
dead while oyt hunting 1b6dt 6?e
year age. The Daily New? extends
m he m
Warned the World
gr ? 1
The United States Naval Officer
States That from Battle Harbor
He Said Cook Was Tcndcrinj
n Gohl Brick. ' ? . I
-1S-SURB OF THE OH rCOME
r . , - . i_ ? ??
- Washington. D.~CV. 1>0r
"Three months ago from the lAbra
dor coast 1 Bounded an explicit and
deliberately worded warning to tho
wuilU. Uamtl up"" " 1 nmpletg-and
curate Information In regard to the
Cook claims, tn doing so, 1 accepted
ttvi- r"P""?"'""r devolving upon me.
ai^JuISTled Thy duty to myselt and
to the world." .
WltJj ttresa words commander RoIf
ert E PeWrv pointedly expressed bis
the University of Copenhagen to BHd
an>\ proof ot the discovery, uf tbe
North Pole by Dr. Cook.
Seated in a comfortably hea^d
room in his apartments, on Columbia
road; Commander Peary received' air
Associated -I're-Jr representative. who
apprised him of the decision by the
TJenrnaelTeeleHttSe tiKBH'it TV Pooh"
Far from showing any delight over
tho news from Copenhagen It ?W
evident, however, that the -explorer
received the news Willi much jsljt.
faction. JOqVSo much as a fain' . sus
picion v fa ' mile Illuminated hln stern
feature/. b':l Ills e>c? l.glited up fcltli
the welcome knowledge of a vlndh-a
duu whMi liad come to 1'lm after
o tiin uu irtBir
Sure or Outctmic.
"1 have kimwu the outcome or this
since weeks before 1 reachod this
country on my return from the Role.
It was not a matter of belief with me.
hut ot absolute knowledge.
?However. I shall not discuss this
matter t^detatl publication. It
Is not neOaaary.
"The warning which 1 sent to the
cou?u? heloie I Untied la.atlll stifll
clent. You remember my cablegram
from Battle Harbor. Thla Is thej
ciarl unfiling nt II: ? - ? ? ?
?Cook has not been to the Pole
April 21. 1908. or any other date.
Ho has alms II handed the pub\lc a
gold brick." ' I
With thla Commander Pa^rr de
clined further to discuss Dr. Cook
or his affair., and It waa evident that
he reaardedlhf wjole contrgvray as
He declined to say whether he con
sidered It possible for Dr. Cook to
proceed further In preaentlng- addi
tional evidence In submitting his data
to other courts of authority.
"My friends may consider this de
cision a complete vlndliatlon of their
attitude on tMa_whole subject bat as
for me I do not care to comment,
said Mr. Peary, In conclusion.
MRS. CHKItftV WINS.
Held the Winning Coupon nt the (Jem
Mrs. M. Cherry was the winner at
the Gem theater last night, drawing
a handsome china, hand-painted
plate. Tfiere will be, another draw
ing thla evening at 8:30 o'clock.
CHUIBTMAH MATINKK AT (iPJI.
On Christmas day the Gem theater
will offer a special program, in both
afternoon and evening, giving a mat
inee at 4:30 o'clock, at which time
(he children will be delightfully en
tertained with something1 Interesting
which Is In store for them. In the
evening new and especially arranged
muBltf will be rendered by the orches
tra, making the performance more
than usually pleasant and Interesting.
The drawing wil take place as usual
at 8:80, the prise being a beautiful
cut glasa cr$am and sugar set.
Mini WBIHHftU. j
Man-tag* a^the RmMcbcc of Mr.
There was a- quiet home wedding
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.;
ChsrUM Roe, w?*l Third street, last
night at 7: 10 o'clock. The con
tracting parties were Mr. J. H. Pope,
of Greene county, and Miss Bessie
Brown, of Scotland Neck. The cere
mony wms performed by Rer. J. A.
Sullivan, pastor ?+ I ha First flsptUt
unurco. amc ?? wu. jmgm <?
the Atlantic Coast Line train this
morning tor tha^_groora> home In
WO KECEPTYOW TODAT.
Thehe was no reception at the
Country Ctab this afternoon oh ae
count ot thn tu.r nih of Um muoh.
). ..... BRINGING THE GOOD THINGS OF iWE SEASCN
? ????? ft ft ft ft ft ft
? l?H. CXK>K*K CLAIMS
ft AK?i -His IT 1H XTI-'.H
? ? * - - *1
? Finding of the Jury. ft.
ft _ ?The documents presented_arc_#_
? inexcusably lacking In'informa- ?
ft- fk?n ? which would prove that ft
? the astronomical observations ft
ft therein referred to were realiv ft
ftmade.and also contain de- ft
ft tails regarding the practical ft
ft work of the expedition and the ft
ft pledge Journey, which would ft
ft enable the committee to deter- ft
ft mine their reliability.. ft
ft The committee therefore is of ft
ft the opinion that the material ft
ft transmitted for examination ft
ft contains no proof that Dr. Cook ft
ft reached? the pole._ ? Report of ft
ft University of Copenhagen coin- ft
? mlttee. ? W
? -fc . ? ?
ft ' Comment on the Verdict. ft
ft He has fooled^us all. from the ft
ft King of Denmark- down. He ft
ft fooled me with the rest. I don't ft
ft want to hear anything more of ft
ft the north pole or any of its' at- ft'
ft tributes. ? John R. Bradley, ft
ft financial backer of Dr. Cook's ft
ft arctic trip. ft
? ? ft
ft The papers which Cook" sent ft
ft to Copenhagen "University are ft
? matt tmpndent. So schoolboy ft
ft could make such calculations, ft
ft It is a most childish attempt at ft
ft cheating. Cook has killed him- ft
ft self by his otfn foolish acts. ? ft
: ,Knud Rasmussen, arctic -expert, ft
who has championed Dr. Cook, ft
? Dr. Cook's papers convict him ft
ft of bejng a swindler. We unanl- ft
ft mously agreed that they are ft
? worthless. ? Commodore Gustav ft
i Holm, arctic explorer and mem-'jft
y ber of university committee. ft
? I repeat what I have said be- ft
f fore.- He haa simply handed the ft
? public a kold brick. ? Command- ft
4 der Robert E. Peary. ft
+ All the evidence lathe case of ft
ftter. Cook pointed only in one ft
ft direction? the conclusion that ft
ft Copenhagen haa reached.? Prof. ?
ft Henry Gannett, of the United ft
+ States Geological Survey. ?
ft I will accept any decision of ft
ft ths Univeraity of Copenhagen in ft
ft MfrUott to Dr. Coolr'i rlalm r? , ft
ft Coast and Geodetic Survey. ft
ft This la hard for ma to believe ft
? ? this story that my cloae friend ft
^ ?? . . II A
? *d>4o do? yet I muat accept the ft
ft word of the Judges. ? Dr. Roe- ft
c. Stehbins. chairman of #j
Thomas Eborn, Colored,
Dies at Belhaven Under
j_ ; ' ' ,
-i nojnaa_ inborn ? colored. at I
Belhaven. this county. Inst night, as
a reHult of a difficulty with some par
ty unknown in Washington county,
near the town of CresweN. Yester
day afternoon the negro boarded the
train for Delhaven and after reach
ing that place died In front of the
Cooperage Co.'s office last night.
A BOX PARTY
- LAST EYEING
A Nicc- Sum Raised for School
I A box party was given at the pub
lie school. District No. 12, Bath town
ship. last evening. The -purpose of |
;the party wwr't o raise funds with
which to purchase patent desk for,
the school. Already there^ to a ni(wt|
creditable school building and it Is
the desire and ambition of the effl- i
ctent teacher, Miss Ruby Stllley. to1
improve the inteNor. From the sale
$18.25 was raised toward this pur-j
pose. The teacher will also endeavor
to secure money In' the near future
to purchase a library. One of the In
teresting features of the party was,
the hemming of aprons by. the men. !
-Mr ? Bayard 1 .Illy, was awarded fefcej
, prize, a silk' necktie. for hemming \
the best apron and to Mr. Robert
' 8a wy or was given the booby ? a red
bandanna hapkerchtef. Quite a num
ber were preaent and th# occaaion
was nruch enypyoft. ^ ^ '
There seetjfciit^^B^rauch Vnlhusi
asm exerting Itself all ova* t&e* coun
ty for the improvement of the public
-eohools, doe. no doubt, to, the effort*
being put fortk by the Woman's Bet
terment Association. ? Better puhlte
BUM, Africa, wui speaa at me
Strat Presbyterian Church thia even
ing at 7:10 o'clock He will tell of
his thrilling experiences and adven
tures on the Congo. The public are
cordially Invited to kptr Jiim. Mr.
?* U ' mo**
_WhU?_ ha?_jjp far]|
been made It lb-Hw?ught that he died!
from the effects of a wound on the
Eborn wan employed in the log
woods and prior to this was a hand
on the farm of Henry Satterthwaltc.
Coroner Joshua Tayloe was phoned I
for and left this morning to make an j
Investigation of the afTalr.
I y? impish Timontiow. J
The Daily .Vers will not be issued
any hiore this week, taking Friday
and Saturday us '.idlldays^. The paper
will appear at. usual Monday after
noon. December 27.
In taking two days the manage
ment feels that the entire force de
serves some rest from the haFd work
they have experienced the last few j
weeks. We feel sure the readers of j
K the paper will appreciate the. efforts I
everted to give them a readable sheet i
and will not have cause for complaint]
?I the now appeafrmee of tho popes
Friday and Saturday. May every I
reader and patron enjoy a happy
Xmas and be the recipient of all
those requisites to make it so. Once
again we wish ell the pleasures of ?
ujfc ii.ijin \
There will be three pood pictures
,zi the Q?Wyi tonliy and a turkey
given away to the lucky coupon hold
er Tomorrow's program will be as
*jfoe a.ous as you could wish to see
with those pictures. Jho hand-<;ol
ored film of Indian scenes is well
worth, the price of admission alone,
fh? lSr6"<5ftuto8 Fa a.fJcli Pa the com
idy. while The Restoration !s a Bio
grsph drama, and the Biogrkph stuff
needs no. xeoomme ndatlon. On Christ
mas night ther.o will 1;. a irfhgnlflccnt
?ro*rM*. A QU 'On Goddess ts a
JBiogt-Aph ccmedy with, seashore acen
Ane Btograph comedy that will keep
you laughing and drlre away the
blues. Adol's Washdny ig a beautt
Annett Kfinraan na womrerxm pic
ture of the world's famous beauty
and champton Rwimmer. Turkeys
will be given away each night this
week, and next week two 95 gold
places will bo glvoa away Fojlow
the merry crowd.
Show, of Mourning |
Tolling Bells and Booming Car.-!
, non. Military' Bands and Showy '
Uniforms Mark Last Sad Riles
to King Leopold.
200,000 ARE W ITNESSES
Brussels, Dec. 22. Leopold II,
king of the Belgians, was buried to
day. The city mourned w^th all the
pomp that marks the last rltfs of n
- kins, and yet,- beneath the -show -of
sorrow there was rejoicing; beneath
the funeral draperies was the bril
liant array of. color that will be bared
" RTmorrow ?at~tTie Investiture of King"
Albert I. *
From dawn the sounds of mourn.
_ inKLAveto continued without let up ?
the lolling of -belis- In every t-hn rr h
spire in Brussels and the~Rring of sa
luie after salute, till the cann'onad
- -tnr merged ? info nmiiiinoiu
It ww at the historii-ai cathedral,
of St. Gudules. which dates to the
I r?tli "cent mo", that the last words '
over the most detested monarch of
all KuroprTcere Bald, tn the rathe -
dral wore ail the dignataries of the ?
| nation. t!i-? representatives of foreign
Irulerj? aud-the prelates- of the church.
I There v ere pro&ent the cardinals
I of Belgium, tin* pupul nuncio, and a .
jscoro of prinrps^.- including the Duktt;:
of Aosta ta" KUig Victor Kmaniuiel:
I'rin-o lfenry of Prussia; Prince Ar
- M mi .n ? ?> i?t'di-i
nand lin-.imauia; the Arehdukf? '
Francis Joseph, and Prince Charl"^ '
ol' Bourbon. foi* King Alfonso. The
I'nited States was represented by i
J^' iiry Lane Wilson, minister lo'iud- 1
gium. and l*. Grant Smith. the new J1
The funeral proccsslon was one of |
the .most magnificent- spectacles ev?rj
seen in the cucient capital. - Mile hf
ter mile it crept through the clone
paclteil streets, while vast crowds,
drawn from all Europe, peered down
from every, window, every roof, and
every cranny tt> which a man could
The procession was headed by rati"
Itary bands." As Che sombre musir.
heralded the approac_h_pf the funeral
car, not a head ifi the vast throngs
Then ramp detachments from ev
bers of both houses of parliament and
The hearse Itself was surrounded
by a guard. After -It came the royal
family. Prince Albert and Princess
Elizabeth and Princess I. oui.se and
Pjrtweess Clementine riding in a state
coach. Behind them were the for
In spite of the express wishes of I
nit: xaie King tnere w.aa no note oil
simplicity about the ceremonies.. He
had desired a quiet funeral with no I
one present but the mem-bersv?f his j
StrrKSSFI I. H<w; RAISKlt.
Mr. R. L. Bonner, of Aurora, is]
not only a farmer up-to-date, but this,
year has proven himself to be a suc
cessful raiser of hogs. This weekJie 1
killed three_hegs weigh IngTPBfJe.-- I
lively 4 40. 430 and 324 pounds, the |
total weight being 1,175 pounds.
This Is a record to be proud of.
TtTOfffwt-4'uiiiUjF-fwTmr m wrp alwa
in the lead.
Mlis. lKXiART lix.
The man; friends of Mrs. Mary
Bogart will regret to learfl of hep Ill
ness. She has been confined to her
bed for over a week.
Ilt.QrXT-S CRKKK FRO/.KN.
As a result of tlie extrsme cold
gpathfr Rlminl'ii rrenlf 1m frnlen uvur
solid and boats are unable to get
through tha Ice.
^ 0!(I,T ONE BKRVICE.
There will be only one preaching.
serylce la the Hetbodlet Church neit
Sunday. ReV. A. McCuilen" will
preach at~ 7 :.30 o'clock. Subject,
"The Magnetism of the Cross." There
will be special Xmas music, by the
choir.. The public cordially Inrlted.
POHTAI. XMAS BLANK.
?n.? tvwisi Telasranh ? Company
baa an unique message blank to be
used in' sanding Xmas greeting. The
blank la bandaomaly printed and dec
orated 111 -holly. Parties vlahlnc to
only to place tha addreaa and algna
ture and the oompaay sends tha mas
?age within 110 mllaa foe i6c and
four aMUieaal words without extra
chars*. Tha blank la nobby and i
be aeen to b*
WfJF THE ?
Premier Yi the Victim
5 ' ^ >is Anti-Japanese in Semi- \
men i Out Was Continued in Of
fice Because of His Honesty and
Efforts fo Co His Duty.
THE ASSASSIN WAS A YOUTH
'Seoul. Korea, Dec. 2-'.- Premier
Yl. the head of the Korean cabinet
\vu.H stabbed and futuliy wounded to- .
day by a Korean, Yle t'hamm Yofig.
Premier Yi wan formerly minister
of education* In the Korean cabinet.
He became prime minister in May,
1907t when reconstruction of the
with MarqulsJTo. the .Japanene rea
lde'nY,'~had with the emperor. Yl wan
regarded as a flrm and competent of
Hiier, but his offort?-to carry -otit the ?
policy of the new administration met
which Marquis Ito, the Japanese res
It was geneTSTnyDT'lIeved" here to
day that the atteftmt*on the ?
the ]?remler was Till oiTtjHwttli^/ .the
recent plot which culminated in the
assassination of Prince ito, thu-TSp
Ht?e*e -7;tntPKman. ailtl""rcsidcnt-geii
eral of Korea. lie was shot and
killed at the railway station at Har
bin. Premier Yi was lia'erl by the
anti-.lapaneso' party among the Ko
7 'The attaek <M "iirr'?>l :ii !" o'clock '
In-lite morning. The asintlanr vrrmr
young Christian vim was fur inanv ?
cT.'llN !T :vf;.loiH oV 1 ,'h' I' nil'-.!
Ttte premier- wan riding in his jln
rtk?ha-wh?i th<* assassin came up
with a long kitchen knife In his band,
lie. drove this twice Into th<u,flbdomen
of the premier and once Into Ur*?-l?-t? ? -
ter's lung. "
The assassin then i timed on th?
premier's jinricksha man, wjiom he
stabbed and instantly killed.
t "The .'.ssassln was iirtmediately ar
rested. He is, a youth of about twen
ty years and' IB believed to be a mem
ber of a political secret society.
The premier was removed to the
1 1 was always credited with foste'r
ing ' anti-Japam?K<> sentiment In Ko
rea. He bitterly opposed the faction
amnni? the Koreans which favored an
nexation to .TapaVi and refused to pre
sent a petition for annexation to the
Korean emperor. -??*?=
N'olwithstandinu \-|'s knowji senti
I mams Urn MltHnm K*
tween Japan and Korea. Marquis Ito
regarded- Yl as an honest and con
| sclentious patriot and refused to lls<
I ten to the premier's repeated re
quests that he be allowed to resigtf
It Is believed that the assassina
tion is-tlie result of political intrigue.
Last night's pi r turns ai thr* Oem
were uiiusually stirring and the
Western scenery and the cowboy rid
ing were hard to beat. The way they
dashed through the canyons was
enough to take your breath. " "The
program tonight shows four extra
fine flttim, ifnu T-nr* ormostra will give
some of its best selections. The
drawing will take place promptly at
8:3o a lid you'lfiay" be the lucky -cou
pon holder you can't afford to miss
the chance to get the beautiful Yoifflf
irhina jewel _ b??*__whlch Is to be the
UttiM ixUkighl Tomorrow night the
'prize will be carefully selected and
will be. as usual, something W4ll
worth having. These prizes come
from A. G. Smither's store, and are
of best material. Don't fall to come
tonight and" see these pictures. The
'Moonstone Is one of the finest of
dramas, taken from Wllkle Collins'
nttvel by that name qjid the comedy
Airs. J. F. 1-atham, of Pantego,
presented to Sheriff George E. Ricks
this morning a sample of celery she
raised on her farm. It shows be
yond argument that Beaufort "county
soil is well adapted - to the cultira
tlon of celery. We hate never jjep'n
a finer sample frtvm Kalamazoo, Mich.
Mrs. I-atha ml* one of the sheriff's
old neighbors. . ? ? ? -
2 r ?
? in Today's New? ?
G?m Thaatar. ~ +
? Gaiety Theater. +
? J a? K. Clark Co. ? Xmaa Bmw ?
? !??.. > ?
? W. J. Rhode* ? Frutu U4 cdn- ?
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? W?. Briitw ft Co ->IuuriLnc?. ?