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Ust So'cbo Honors Paid to He
WEM MANY IOYAL MOUINEtS
*IM Ebhtm of OinMny aad the
I (MM of Coanaught R'd* With
Edward la ths Procession.
'7 8 •
Lonloa. By Cable—With every
circumstance of splendid pomp b«flt
ting the obsequies of so mighty and
wall beloved monarcn. all that to mor
-I*l Qf Queen Victoria baa been bans
through the streets of Ute capital and
started toward* the anient fortress
palace of the of EDgland.
The solemn munificence of FYlday's
opening phase cf theee laat rltea was
* lolly: malnitaint i. Perhaps the ntateiy
grandeur of Saturday's sorrowful pag
an* through the swanmlng atreets of
London with hundred* of thousands
. a .«# mwcuer*Jarmmg * blank border,
to the route, will never be surparpetl.
Never in English history baa a sover
eign bean borne to the grave attended
by 00 many distinguished mourners.
The gathering cf cuowncd heads sur
passed thoee who rode In the jubilee
proosasion. All the great offlcera of
The display of the naval and mill-
V tary force* reached the great total of
The day waa sombre, wet and chilly,
aa are moot of London'a winter days.
The sky added to the gloom of tfea
Moat of the spectators expected na
Imposing catafalque and the coffin
•aa almost past before they re=ognized~
Ha presence by rexovtng their hots. It
waa a pathetically small oblong block
concealed beneath a rich pall of while
) s*tin, on the corners of which gleamed
,i the royal arma. Across the pall the
royal standard waa draped and a large
crown of gold, encrusted wth Jewe'si
rem*d at the head of the coffin, which
waa at the end ot the gun carriage,
Just over the gun. On the foot ot the
oofHn were two smaller crowaa with
* gold. Jeweled sceptre lying between
toem. The eight hones which drew
the gun carriage were almost oon
cesltd beneath their rich harheeses. A
large bow of purple wad attached to
UM coffin. Thla waa the only symbol
Ot mou ruling.
The funeral |» occasion occupied twa
hours la passing from Victoria Station
to a distance or three
"fr™ precisely' 12:20 p. m. when the
guarde lining the plat form at tMs sta
tion came to a sharp "attention." and
with a solemn treid the head of the
nrocssaion entered the buitdiag. For
naif an hour all waa huahed save thi
occasional clatter or homes' hoofs as
the Hussars and lapeera trottol Into
▼lew, or the rattle ot heavy gun car*
rlsgea aa they lumbered by. Then
there waa a break In the "fcrooeason
atad in through the archway came the
royal bier, followed by the mounted
representatives of royalty. Then came
a score or more of attendants. The
King and the Oerman Emperor alight
•4; the muolc of the massed bands
schaaj throughout the station; the
poll was removed from the coffin, and
the caakst waa depoeltel In the enloon
(si I'tags which the Queeo had oo often
occupied during her'life time.
mat Ettward, Queen Alexandra and
the Duke of Connaught, stood grouped
together ae the coffin waa borne In and
the® they all took seats and the! rain
started ftr Windsor.
f Cart. Kitchen Dead.
r Scotland Neck, N. C., Special.—Cap.
tain W. H. Kltchln, passed away neace
fully at 0 o'clock Saturday night/Cap
tain Kltchln wee well known through
out the Mate and his death will be
greatly regretted. The high estima
tton In watch be wae held by the peo
ple was attested by the fact of hla elec- 1
Hon by theoi drat to the State Legis- i
•atore and afterward* to OoDirsa la li
•**h ot those bodies Captain Kiltchln "
performed the duties which devolved ,
upon tfhn with an ability and ooa
adsnttouaiices that woo the esteem ol
all who know Mm. '
' Col. George Tillman Dead. i
Wl»W(l, 8 C , Special—Ex-Con- I
■fllpwui George D. Tillman died af- I
ter a lone Illness at his home at 1
Cart a Hill, la thla county, Saturday,
aped W. Be waa a brother of Senator
TOlman, and waa a member of Ooc- ,
Crew from l7« to ISU. when be waa .
paooeedsd by the incumbent, John W.
A Pretoria announces i
Basse, 4>aa surrendered. Pretoriui, '
state* however. that th* Boera are as ]
ft to WoebMly announced that King i
Wwardhas dsdnitely decided to open 1
Pprtiataeot lii psraoo February 14th.
*j a***afti#on * the army at U:4O |
p. m. Saturday, ft la now a law. j
_ The pgmsenadt of the of «
loa#ia» d Mr. Ip. w. Aator, has t
v WipMy arraogod for mt «a» c
toauSkJba bnatsbment to ths archan- s
gel guniswtoW fired twice at Jen.
MM to On. Mhnlng to i
Tin Ssaate aad Hoaso SIM WaHdag
Fortieth Day.—Mr. Batter, after stat
ing that he was absent yesterday when
"the paper purporting to-be the .cre
dentials" of Senator-eleet Simmoaa, of
Worth Carolina, was preseotod, of
fered s resolution for ths reference of
that document to the Senate commit
tee on privllegss aad eleeUona He
•aid he recognised that the question
waa one requiring the attention of ths
Beat Congress, but that ha Introducsd
this resolution sa a "notlca" and hs
asked that It ll* upon the labia.
Forty-Brat Day.—The shipping bill
was kept at the front la the Senate
throughout the day, bat no appreciable
progress waa made, moat of the time
being occupied by Mr. Traiey, of Ten
nessee, and Mr. J ass. of Arkansas, la.
speeches severely arraigning the bill's
Forty-second Day.—Ths shipping
bill wss kept ateadlly at the front la
the Eenste and to erpedlti business a
motion was sgreed to for a tnasion
beginning an hour earlier to-morrow.
Senator Rawlins, of UUli. and Berry,
of Arkanaa*. occupied most of the
tilne to-day in speeches of vlgnrous
* '"*** w>u 9yt '
Forty-third Day—The situation la
tlSer Mm waa not changed by any de
velopmenta. The Republicans latond to
contlnus pressing the shipping bill snd
the leaders say next week will develop
whether or not ths opposition intend to
talk the measure to death. The Sena
tors who are leading the oppcaltlon say
that there are enough apeechea to con
sume ten daya, and that sane Republi
cans are lewding rncoursgraient to ths
light agalnat the bill.
Fortieth Day.—'ihe Houae spent the
dsy upon ths agricultural appropria
tion bill. It was need aa a vehicle for
the introduction of several general
speeches. Mr. Thayer, of Maasa
chuaetta. discussed ship subsidy
bill. Representative White, of North
Carolina, the colored member, who
goea out of Congress Msrch 4, deliver
ed his valedictory upon ths general
subject of ths asplrationa ot his raos,
and Mr. Gaines, of Tennsssee. dis
cussed the limitations of the consti
tution la connection irtth oar inaular
Forty-first Day.—The House discuss
ed the agricultural appropriation bill,
and passed It finally after a number
of amendments had been voted down.
The farmere of the country wore well
Forty-second Dsy.—Ths house
pssssd an omnibus bill carrying 1(1
claims for stores and supplies taken
by the Union army during the civil
war. Ths claims were paused on by
ths Court of Claims, under ths Bcw-.
man act, aad aggregated |944.18».
Practically all the.benoSclariea reside
In the South.
Fbrty-thlrd Dsy.—The House spent
the day until 3 o'clock in th* consider
ation of postofflce appropriations. The
struggle was over the qusstion of re-
Storing the appropriations Cor pneu
matic tubs ssrvloe and or the reduction
ot railway mall pay precipitated by
a-niondments offered, but no action was
taken. At S o'clock public business
waa suspended to permit members to
pay ttlbuts to the memory of the late
Senator Davta of Minnesota
Hotel Chamberlain Sold.
Fort Monroe, Va., Special.—The
famous Hotel Chamberlain waa soM at
noon Saiturday under order of ths
Uadttd States court. It was purchased
by E. Cornell of New York; represent
ing the bondholders, for |tOO,OM. Ths
phrcbaaera will reorganise ths com
pany ss soon as the sals Is confirmed.
Meantime th* hotel will be continued
under the direction of Receiver W. B.
Duncan. Jr. Ths debt for will oh the
hotel was sold amounted to $76,000.
Hetel Jefferson Burned.
Now York, Spsclsl.—Two llrsa wsrs
tost at ths burning of ths Hotsl Jeffer
son, a sereo-story building. 103-103
Esat Fiftenth street, early Wsdnecdty
Ths damage by fir* Is estimated at
•#•,000. The dead are: Blonara
Downing, X yaw* old, a nurse: Ellss
beth Reynolds, to yean old, a waitress.
Mia. Downiag was being lowered from
a sixth-story window by asans of a
ropaThe rope broke aad she fell to ths
Mdewalk, striking oo hsr skull. Miss
Reynolds wsa suffocatad.
,oo 000 Peoole p nrtlmnuth
IvV|vuv i Cvplv s vfisnivllin,
Portsmootb, Eng., By Qabla—'Three
speelsl trains took dowai the members
of ths House of Lords aad of ths
Hoass dt Commons, th* diplomats snd
athsr oSeiala aad th* sorrsspoadsnts
from Victoria Station to Fbrtsmoth
early Friday morning. Th* crowd la
Portsmouth la estimated at 100,000.
Thousands crowded into ths stations
to-night, homeward bound, and liter
al, y fought their amy to the trains.
Ths apodal cars war* at their mercy
ahil an ranhs war* mfand up In ths
A Polish Rising Feared.
Barha, By Cable.;— The Prussian aa
thorttlaa In ths Polish provinces of
Prussia hare discovered evidence of ths '
existence of oscrst socl*ti*s aiming at
a rising. A number of i
arrests have been and* in Poehea. One
of the ring-Isadora, a medical stndsut
named Dole rati eacapad across ths 1
■ , > .
Iron tends showing mors than 7,000,-
M 0 tons of ore have haea 1 saasd la
Northern Minnesota by the American 1
■teal aad Iron Compear. * 1
Dean Brlgg's Idea of eoOege foot- I
ball as "a disciplinary force" la pro- l
discing wideawake buaines* msn :
seems to be that In football the play- I
■" "««» » ]
which Is a cardinal orincl Die of 1
MM. r - I
True #• Ouraelven, Our Neighbora. Our Country and Our God.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7,1901.
CALLED A TRAITOR.
Ce«|ressio«al Dekpte li Uapt
| SEIIOUS CiIARGES AGAINST WILCOX
> Said to(ja Bigamist Atao-lacrlml
Bating Correspondence Has Bom
Waahlngton, D. Q, Sp«ctel.-Cbar
, have b**n submitted to th* hows
, oommlttee on elections No. 1, apafhat
Deisgate Robert W. Wilcox, the Ha
i walien representative In the House of
1 HopressotaMves, by Osorge D. Dear,
of Hawaii, who submitted letter*
porting to be copies of letters written
by Wilcox to Filipino officials. Ths
alla**d letters are of a*ulghly sensa
tional'character. One bears th* al
leged signature of Wilcox. It la dated
HorolVlu. January «, lMt. and is
addressed to Dv. lossda Captain Marti
Burgos and genor J. Lama, aad Intro
duced to them "a friend of mine who
I* a very able man, to help you in your
•ause." Among other things, the let
ter says: "Mr. will lis a
uaeful ally to tight for ths cause of the
Philippine*. One thing Is sure that
you could reels* against any army of
limslon. Y®« havs a population of
13,000,000 and already a dls.lpllned
army of 30,000 well equipped with mod
"I havs already maul* up my mind
tfl Join with you in your, country
agalart America in case they Insist to
Ignore ths rights, th* Justice of yot#
cause. I know well my profession as
an artillery officer. I have no fear
of the arhole world when I light tor a
legitimate cause like yours. Betwuen
General Agulnaldo's determination
and myself it would be' vety little
chance le!t to the Invadfng army of
the United States to conquer your -
country. Tell General Auilnaldo I
have already given my service for
your couLtry and I am ready to obey
orders to go to your country and light
for the Independence of your people
aad country at any moment."
Another letter, dated Honolulu,-
March 8, MM, says: "1 am thinking
to go to the Philippine Islands and
glv* my assistance to Aguinaldo
against toe invaders—the hypocritical
Yankees—ths carpet-bag politician,
The petition Says there waa no also*
tion machinery when Wilcox waa eleet
od delegats, November 6, 1W)0, and
that .jnaay voters therefore made no
attempt to vote. It is alleged "that
Wiloox, in his speeches prior to ths
election, made us* of the strongest
kind ot antl-American utterances for
the purpose of carrying th* election,
telling th* native Hawallans that ihs
Americans had stolen their oouutry
and that a vote tor bim waa a vote for
th* restoration of the Queen, and that
If hs were elected ths Queen would
be restored: that said Wilcox was and
la guilty ot treason against ths United
States in that he did ss petitioner is
Informed snd believes, since the an
nexation of said Hawaiian Islands,
write and send through the United
Statee malls certain letters highly
treasonable In their nature, wherein
be did counsel and incite others to s
engsge In open rebellion against tho~
United States, and did so offer his
The petition, In conclusion, charges
his slsctlon wth Invalid; that 'h* Is
not a lit and proper person" to repre
sent Hawaii; alleges bigamy and fur
ther alleges written and uttered trea
sonable language; wherefore it Is pe
titioned he should be expelled from
Mr. Wilcox says he has no fear of
the charges made. He admits that h*
wrote a letter to Dr. Losads, Captain
Burgos anl Senor Luna, Introducing
C. Caesar Morlno, an Italian of this
city, whom he knew while th* lat tar
waa in Hawaii, and to whom the un>
addressed letter filed by Qsar aa ad
dresssd, but he said hs as uukbls to
say whether the letters filed wore ax
act copies of those sent. 1
7.000 Kilted In Battle.
Parts, By Oabls.—A dispatch to ths
Francatoe, from Oolro, says news has 1
bean received from Abyssinia, of a
battle In which 7,000 were killed. It Is 1
supposed the chiefs rebelled during the
absence of King Man Silk, who has pons
to ths Egyptian frontier in connection
with the deliberation of the Egypto-
Abysalnlan frontier. A Cairo special 1
to the sxohange telegraph gives ths 1
same report. v
,-tl P 11
Says Wire Oang Killed Miss Pasburg.
Providence, R. L, Special.—ln a 1
boa* of hte dead* to a prison official '
at Craneter, recently, Wm. McCaugh-
sy, one of the "wire gang," said thai it
waa bis gang that kilted Mtoa Foeburg.
His statement ootoeidhi with that of 1
another member of the gang at Taun. 1
ton. Mass., and the Wo men have not
«**n each other slno* their arrest Me- '
Oaughay named the five members of t
the gang who wsatt to Ptttarield, g
"Dirty" Dtck Quian. "Shag" Smith, t
"Jack" fily, Fred Patterson and one '
Hennessey. Mtoa FosborTs brother to
under arresv charged with thp crime. |j
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Faitare of th* Hooper Compmmy. ' s
Baltimore, Special.—Upon apptioa- t
aaUon oT Bartt* Brothsre Company. «
aad the Unen Thread Company, New "
Jersey corporations. Judge Ritchls '
Friday appointed Jneeph Tate receiver "
for ths WJlUam J. Ho per Manutactar- 1
Ing Company, of this city. Bond lu Jl
liOO.OOft waa given. The Mil alleges
Indebtedness of fl-MOO to peUtioneft
aad 142,000 other debta Th* Hooper .
Company, which owns the Baltimore 1
.. AFTEt TIE JUDGES.
Fifteenth Day.—The Senate VH
called tor order at 8008 by Lieutenant
Governor Turner and Rev. Dr. Bugena
Dante! offered prayer. Leave ot ab
sence vaa granted Broughton, Leak,
Crisp, Speight, Morrison and Gndgcr.
Houae bill, to Incorporate Blacoe,
Montgomery county, passed final read
Senate bill, to increaie the license
tax on liquor uealars In Oreentboro
(|I,OOO being minimum and |B,BOO the
maximum), passed third raking.
Beaate Mil, to establish graded
school at Rocky Mount, earns back
with aa amendment by the House. The
House bill, to prevent Ashing and
shooting from bridges over the riven
of Neuae and Treat in Craven county,
paaaed final reading.
Beaa*e bill, authorlilag Snow Hill
to subscribe to stock of Oreat Eastern
Railroad, passed second reading.
Buchanan Introduced a bill to ad
vance J, C. Howell, of Mitchell coun
ty. to the second class of ths pension
The Senate then adjourned until 11
o'clock Tuesday, ihe calendar being
Slxtenth Day.—The Senate convened
at 11 o'clock, Lieutenant Governor
Turner in the chair. Senator Brought
on offered prayer and the Journal was
partially read and aproved.. Senator
Oudger wss granted leave of" absence
until next Friday.
A number of i»titlons and bills were
introduced. But little waa done except
concerning matters of a local nature.
Eighteenth Day.—Th« Senate by a
vote ot 20 to 18 killed the divorce bllL
A number of petitions and memor
ials were preeented. Message* from
the governor were received, transmit
ting certain reports.
Nineteenth Day.—The Senate recon
trtdered and passed the alimony bill.
A number ot bills and reeolutlons were
Introduced and referred At 1:80 p.
m. the Senate adjourned.
Twentieth Day—The Senate passed
tlie bill for State adoption of text
.books to'be used In the public schools.
There wers nly -two or three scattering
votes cast against the bill. Senator
Lojudco-'s lotw'l law was pasted.
A Nil to establish the office of treas
urer of Surry county was under discus
sion. Irs third reading was objected
M. O. Sherrlll waa elected Stats
Librarian by both Houses.
Fifteenth Day.—Speaker moors con
vened tbf -Hons* at 7:30 o'clock.
Prayer wts offered by Representative
Burnhlll, of Pitt.
Sixteenth Day.—Speaker Moore con
vened the House at 10 o'elock. Prayer
was -offered by Rev. Dr. A. A. Mar
shsll. The reading ot the Journal was
dispensed with. *
The only bill ojLgeneral Interest pre
sented was thatof Mr. James Baldwin
to regulate the employmelt of labor in
It forbids the working of any child
under li more than 80 hours a week;
or after 10 o'clock at night or before
6 a. m., with penalty for violation.
There la no reference to hours of labor
for other employee.
Elffhtenth Day.—The, House was oall
ed to order at 10 a. m„ by Speaker
The committee on election In the
contested election case of Cowell
against Does, made a report to the ef
fect that the rotes of Bayboro precinct
were properly thrown out by the can
vassing board on Account of stuffing
the box and voting ballota of wrong
site. The contestant Cowell having
failed to show what vote he received,
the eommltte could only decide In fa
vor of the sitting member, Dees, who
received the certificate of the canvass-
The Speaker announced the following
Courts and Judicial Districts:
Spalnbour, chairman; Lawrence, Dan
iels, of Warren; Allen, of Wayne; Yar
borough, Roberson, of Oullford; Roun
tree, Patterson, Wright, Greene, Galth
er, Shanftonhouse, - Craig, Ben bow,
Apportionment of House of Repre
sentatives- Whltsker, of Guilford,
chairman; Mann, Carr, Hall, Richard
son, Wilson, McLean, Stevenson,
Fields, Mauney, Carson, Benbow, Dun
Senatorial Watts, chair
man; Stubbs, Parker, "Stewart, Brit
tain, Roberson, of Guilford; Patterson,
Whitaker, of Forsyth; Morphew, Car
A message as received from Gov
ernor Aycock, submitting ths reports of
B. R. Lacy, of the Labor Bureau; Hal
W. Ayer, Auditor; S. L. Patterson,
Commissioner of Agriculture, and the
finance committee. ____________
Nineteenth Day.—Mr. Craig intro
duced a bill to, impeach Chief Justloe
Furches and Associate Justice pony
lass of the Suir«Ti« Court. Tbla was
the feature of ehe day's proceedings.
Twentieth Day—The Hooae was call
ed to order by Speaker Moore at 10
o'clock. Prayer waa offMfed by Rev.'
A meseage from the governor wss
resd, relating to railroad tax assess
The«eaaage recommends the accept
ance of the compromise ma'e with the
railroads, they sgreeing to pay tha
taxes due, amounting to sl7B,Jit. The
governor says In hJs Judgment the set
tlement agreed up:u was Just and
v Twenty l)r»t Daj-Tbn Efonse | aased
the bill to reqnlre all lobbyists to enroll
their names on a register to be provid
ed for that purpose.The moat Impo taut
features of the bill were killed by
amendments. The nwt' eenaa'onal
w >rk of the House la the conslde -ation '
't the bill ;o Chkf . us*!c«
?it;ehes and other Rcpntoruat j con
noted with ho payment of :h» *VhIU ,
Tha State of Ohio expends 114.000,- 1
000 annually on Its 1,200.000 school 1
children. Of this fund Cincinnati pays |
11.000,00 a Ig I
' SMASHING SALOONS.
More Kaisas Women are 01 Ihe War
; MRS. NATION ENTIRELY OUTDONE.
! tUrny Saloons Wrecked aad the
Whiskey Turned late the Clutter in
, Anthony, Kan., Special—Mra. Na
t Won waa outlets here Wedneadayi
I whan a band of W. C. T. U. women,
headed by Mrs. Sheriff, of Danville,
Kan., completely wrecked the fixtures
In four "Joints," amashing plate glass
windows and mirrors light and left
1 and turned gallons of liquor Into the
i gutters. The women, who were of th 4
best families in Anthony, were ac
, oompanled by their huabanda and
[ sons or brothers, who assured prate©.
tion. No arrests were made and thq
i handa will, tt ia aadd, start out on a
1 tour of destruction throughout Hsrpev
I oounty, which Is prolific In saloons,
. Mrs. Sheriff, who led the raid, la undo*
■ bond to appear In Danville to answe*
J a charge of saloon-wrecking placed
' against her six weeks ago. Mrs. Sheriff
eame to Anthony and worked all night
i procuring hatchets, axes and other
t implcmvrata of tleatrurtion and It was
8 o'clock 10 the morning before shq
1 had perfected plana for the raid. Site
enMateOfie following women; Mea
damea M. J. Da via, Wro. Scott, I. H.
Brubaker, Louis Macy, T. C. Hooper,
Ohaa. Robinson, John Hlckena, oJhn
Kendall, J. H. Shelton and the Misses
McKay, Page, Massey, Roblnaon and
Niaon, all of Anthony. They began
their attack shoruy after daybreak,
I taking ths saloon-keepers and the
1 town offioials by surprise.
A drug store was the drat point at
■ taoked, but, though demolishing costly
bar fixtures and a register, they were
. unable to locate the stock ot liquor.
. Tha next place, a half a block away,
I waa thoroughly wrecked. Tne pro
prietor attempted to stop the work,
i but the hueband bodyguard, with a
blow on the head with a beer bottle,
quickly rendered the Irate proprietor
bors du combat.
Two more "Joints" were vlelted In
quick succession. Their furniture waa
demolished and tho stocks of liquor
emptied. The women then knelt and
prayed. „ They asked the Almightty
' God to gvlde them to other dens of In
iquity and direr* their footatepe to
i other rum-cursed town* In Kafcsaa.
Immediately warning was telephone
to adjacent towns by local saloon sym
pathisers. who wished to. warn their
del low-saloon-keepers. Ths (nayor
swore In extra police and the crusad
ers were placed under strict surveil
lance. He also preserved the names
of tha women engaged In the day's
As a sequel to the raid a number of
young men and two or three small
boys became reeling drunk.
Also In Boston.
Boston. Special.—Mrs. Mary Green,
who aenmed to be familiar with ths
methodrof Mrs. Carrie Nation, of
Kansas, wrecked a Cambridge street
bar-room Wednesday evening and waa
sentenced to eerve a term at the house
of correction. Mrs. Green not only
laid the bar-tender low with a plate,
but also reduced the bar ware to mole
ourles, shattered aeveral plate glass
mirror* and drove the frightened pa
trons of the eetabllshment Into ths
wine cellar. "I'm Carrie Nation," stis
yelled, "and I'll leave no rum shop In
the town when 1 get through."
Indemnity Against Lyncher*.
Washington, Special.—Tha President
has sent a message to Congress renew
ing his recommendations of the laat
session that Congress make "gflfcelou*
provision for Indemnity to the families
of the two victims of the Tallulah, La.,
lynching, July 20, 1889, who were sub
jects of the Italian government.
Train Derailed by Dynamite.
Pretoria, By Cable.—Thutaday a
train with Lord Kitchener and a body
of troope, proceeded toward Middle
burg. aa armored pilot engine preced
ing. It waa derailed by dyfiamite near
Balmoral. The Boers, who were In
force, opend fire and the British re
plied heavily. Ultimately -the Boers
were driven off. The British sustained
Neeley Arrives st Havana
Havana, By Oable.-Chaa. F. W. Mc-
Neeley, fonqer chief of the bureau of
finance of the Cuban Poatofflce Depart
ment, wbo was arretted In Rochester,
N. Y., last May, charged with em ber
ating SBB,OOO of the department funds,
has arrived here on the steamship
Mexico, from Naw York, Jandary 87.
Oapt. Lucian Young, captain of the
port, took charge of the pWaoner and
Wfteisd Mm to the keeper of the car
eel. Lawyer VtondJ, Neeley* counsel,
bad a long talk with the prisoner.
Neeley is In good spirits, received many
visitors and talked confidently of hi*
73 Wild Aalmits Burn.-d to Death.
1 Baltonoea, . SpaeiaJ.-Wtth pitiful
fcrraifita of fright and groans of pain
the 78 or. more animals of all descrip
tions confined In oagea at Frank C.
Boetoeks Zoo, which was In winter
quarter* in the old cyclorama building
In thin city, were roasted or burned to
death. The fire qrobably originated
Iron a badly Insulated wire on the out
aide of the building. Mr. Beetock esti
mates his to*a cm animals at about
MjKMW. Less on bulldlnf probably
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ENDOF FAMOUS CASE
TJie Cosrt Glres Thirty Years Impris
onment it Hard Labor.
FATTERSON MUIDERERS SENTENCED
TIM Defendants (liven the Pull Pen
alty of the Law--A Severe Arraign
ment By the Judgj.
P*toraon» N. J., Special.—Walter C.
McAHster. Wm. A. Death and Andre*
J. Campbell, who were found guilty of
murder la the cetoAd degree, for the
killing of Jennie Boaschletcrt on Octo
ber 18, by the admlnlateraUon of
chloral and subsequent rape, together
with George J. Kerr, who pleaded m>n
vult contendere to a charge of rape,
were brought Into the Court of Oyer
and Terminer here for sentence by
Judge Dixon. Ale A Deter, Campbell
and Death were each soDtenced to SO
yews' Imprisonment -at hard' labor
and Kerr to 14 years' Imprisonment
at hard labor. The roatence of all the
■en are the full terma of Imprison
ment which the law 'provide*, hut In
the oaae of Kerr a fine of SI,OOO might
have been added.
The court house was crowded. In
the court room were the father, step
mother and sleter of Jennie Qoes
ohleter. Counsel for all the defen
dants pleaded for clemency, McAllster
and Campbell looked extremely pale'
and Death had the appearance of suf
fering greatly under the strain.
Judge Dixon, addreaalng the three 1
prisoners, said; "You stand convicted
of murder In the second degree. Had
you been found guilty of murder In the
first degree the punishment would
have been death, but the leniency of
toe Jury in the exercise of their law
ful authority saved you from the gal
lows. We must administer laws as
they are. It Is true thsae sentences
will dcistroy your Uvee, obliterating
every prospect of an honorable exist
ence among the people. The court
oannot make any distinction, but
must sentence you for this crime. I
trust the fearful consequence* from
this crime will help young men and
young women of this community and
point out to thorn thait they oannot
hope to secure happineas outside of
virtue and honor. The sentience of the
court Is that each of you be Imprison
ed In the Stats prison at Trenton at
hard labor for a term of 30 years."
Qeorge J. Kerr WHS then called t»
the bar, and by his attorney entered s
plea of non vult contendere to the
charge of assault Counsel asked the
court to exercise clemency. He spoke
of the prisoner's father, said to be
dying, and of hie sisters, wife and six
children. Judge Dixon at once passed
sentence. He said: >
"The evidence In this case does not
say that you helped In administering
the drug, but participated In the rav
ishment of the glrl.n In one respect
your case is worse than the others.
You were older and had more obllga-„
tlons for virtue. You had a wife,
worthy of the highest affections, and
children for your concern, but you
disregarded all and permitted your
self to drift away from a proper do
mestic life and now you stand here a
wreck of vice and crime, and such a
crime! No wonder It shocked the com
munity and startled every womanly
and manly heart. Tha/t pitiless ride,
that dastardly outrage, the poor vic
tim laid dead by the roadside regard
less of whether she would be found by
kind friends or by beasts. How gladly
would I spore your relatives, but In
the exercise of my duty I cannot with
hold anything which the sentence of
the law requires. The sentence of the
court Is that you be Imprisoned In
the State prison for a term of 15 years
at hard labor."
McAllarter, Campbell and Death and
Kerr made a statement to £he public
It say*: "We are resigned to our late
and propose to face the future with
manly hearts, dark as It Is. We have
no criticism to make, but we want to
thank the newspapers of Peterson for
their sense of fairness. We could say
many things thot would tend to abate
the public Indignation, but we propose
to bear our punishment In silence. Wo
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2 propose to earn the (ferae days a mftotfc'
. which the Urn remits for good be
havior. We are oootsot to saSsr ouf
selves, but wt keenly fsel the awful
sorrow brought upon our famlMe* and
• friends, who have stood so nobly by
ua through It alt"
While Judge Dlxoa was eenteoelng
the prisoners, Hugh Kerr, the father
of George, within a Hone's throw of
) the court house, lay dying because of
his SOO'S disgrace.
Street Railway Tied Upby Strike.
Paris, By Cable.—A general atrlke of
the ecnployts of the underground rail*
road has bee* declared. Stations aH
oeupied by troop*. Thede I* a general
congestion ot passenger traffic. The
oompany refussd the demands of the
employes for higher wage* and the re
instatement of dismissed men. Onleas
It re-engages the strikers It Is not like
ly to be able to resume traffic In a
fortnight The strikers have Issued an
appeal to Parisian* declaring the com
pany and not the men are responsible
for the stoppage.
990,000 For The Exposition.
Columbia, S. C., Special.—The House
of Representatives passed a bill giv
ing $50,000 In aid of the Sonth Carolina
and West Indian Exposition at
Charleston, next fall. The Senato
•greed to the bill. The vote was al
The Legislature vassed a bill to pro
hibit reckless driving of automobile*,
and the House, by a large majority,
decided to dlscontlue the hire of oon
leaae them to build up the public high*
PROMINENT PEOPLE.' J
Mark Twain smokes continuously
President Krugcr has undergone aa
operation for his sight.
King lOdward VII. made nn exten
sive tour of America lb 1880.
Blsliop l'ottcr hns rented his cottsg*
. nt Newport, It. 1., and will hot go there
Through the defeat of Sonntor
Chandler the Senate *lll lose Its only
President McKlnley has promised to
open the Pan-American Exposition at
Buffalo on May 20.
W. J. Bryan denies that lie Is going
to Europe. He hns no present :ntentlou
of leaving Ills editorial chair.
The Duke of Norfolk, as Chief Sutler
of England, Is entitled to a gold cup
at King Edward's coronation.
Prince Joachim, the ten-year-old oon
of the German Emperor, Is the young
est lieutenant In the German army.
The I'rinee Imperial of Japan will
start on a foreign tour next spring. He
will probably visit the United Statea
Sir Hiram Maxim says that years be
fore the safety bicycle was Invented
he had made one for himself and rid
den all over Mnlnc on it.
IgxMce Pnderewskl has left Swltser
lnnd for Berlin and Dresden to ar
range for the production of a new
opera to he presented first In either of
111 speaking of the keen but always
good unfured wit of the Into Senator
Davis, Senator Hoar made this epi
gram: "No spark from his train was
ever a cinder In the eye of a friend."
When former I'resldout Kruger wa*
In Dnrls some of his warmest admir
ers were the sewing girls, who used to
gut her under his wiudow and cheer
him on their way to work. Kruger's
wedding gift lo Queen Wilhelmlna will
lie a thimble engraved with the figures
of n number of these seamstresses at *1
The Mexican jgllar has been In use
In the Orient for many years, and the
people are so conservative and so
posed to innovations that It will be dif
ficult to persuade them to accept an
other form of money. A large portion
of the bullion mined in Mexico ha*
been shipped to the Blast In the fonb.pl
dollars for many years, and this trade
will doubtless continue, whatever ac
tion the government of the United
States may take. The President and
the Secretary of War prefer
1 the solution of this problem to Coh
gress, but ask that Immediate actio*
1 be taker