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For Saving Life. ,
ITS VALUE TO SHIPS AT SEA.
SameJhingS Said -abOUt
Wireless leiegraphy by
a man Who has Stu d i e d
the Subject. A failure
"While over at Manteo, last
veek, the writer visited the wire
less telegraph station and was
given a cordial reception by the
assistant in charge : Prof.- Saint
Marie. The Professor escorted
me over the grounds and explain
ed many features , of the " system.
Prof. Saint Marie has been en-
gaged in asisting Fessenden for
some time and is ; thoroughly
familiar with the work. During
ifc interview hft made mm state-
ments that may be "of interest' to
our readers." And while he im.
pressed me with the value of this
invention he showed conclusively -
that wireless telegraphy- was not
all its inventors pretended.
Saint Marie, ;is" priV J of. T those
fellows who : neter venture an
opinion until .they are first sure
they are right and then , again he
doesn't believe in 4 coloring up : a
matter. . He does not reach that
enthusiastic xoint and he views
the brieht and dark side of things,
o .... . .
He said: "
aii uta mnrA nr Iprs
enthusiasUc. They imagine' they
vill accomplish a-things often they
themselves believe success achiev
ed 1 nn r Vtnfnvn it ' la ' roonan
Fessenden, Marconi and the others
are an inniciea ,mm too muou
imagination. 1 dont i believe
Marfnni Avor ct ft-TTifissftprfi across
Ai.n TTo coi tlmt hfl
diRtinnflv TiaVt Iia 1 Affair a ticked
out on his instrument from- across
thA nr. Knw TVW.oi .is a
that would never wilfully tell a
falsehood Electricity in' the
atmosphere probablv caused that
signal and as it was the cipher de-
cided upon he was firm in his be-
lief that success was his. We
have had iust such signals here
and its n.11 rfriA to the causes I
have just named the air is always
charged with electricty." -
"I dont believe that Marconi got
a signal from . across the Atlantic
because I have worked under
many inventors and am acquainted
with the why's and wherefores of
the subject I know that at pres
ent a message cannot be sent sue
cessiuny only over salt water ana
. i i
ana tnen lor only a distance . oi
one hundred miles fixcerjt in rarelmurder and assault of Mrs. Carrie
"Wireless telegraphy can never
he used successfully on land. In
1 the first plaoe. you can't send a
message but a. short distance and
then the TVlAflOn OTA Vflll send ffoes
to every other station within its
radius. 'This is ' conflicting and
"will occasion much trouble' Thus
in order to use it successfully ; you
must have a code for every station
something almost impossible."
Yes; wireless teleerrarhv will, be
invaluable to water" home com-
merce. Ships' at sea' may keep
constanflv in Mmn vwith eaoh
otner ana life , saving. , stations
will find it indispensable in Warn
ing ships 1 at sea; - Wireless teleg
raphy is destined to figure con
spicuously in naval wars -ija. the
future." " T ' : , '
Railroad For Carteret. .
Some of the residents of Carteret
and Pamlico counties are agitating
the building ;ofU a new railroad
f rom Be'aufort to a point . where
New Bern and Pamlico Bailroad
now in process ' of instruction,
The road will be about forty miles
a11'11 traverse a partof Carteret
that will be, good feeder to the
Bayboro road. The scheme is ex
cellent and, should prevail. New
A List of Those Named For The Coun-
v ty Ticket
1 (Special to Tar Heel.)
Columbia, K. - C. Oct i: The
democrats of Tyrell i county have '
nominated the , following ticket:
rr the House of BepresentaUves,
c Bateman; for Register of Deeds
A - 4J. :uones; ior onenii, v. i.
Cobptrj for. Clerk, J. L. Li verm an;
for Treasurer, W. P. LeEby; for
Coroner, Dr.. X I. Spruill; for
Sumyor, Wm.illson; for County
wuuwuBnr. o. ov. ,onen,
H. H, Phelps and Ii. P Combs,
au are canaiaaies -iox - roiecuon
exdept'Mr. "Bateman whois a, new,1
man ior legisiauTe uonora.,
It was a high and well merited
tribute to Mr. W. P. LeRoy that
he should have; been renominated
by acclimation. Me is an ideal
treasurer and w perhaps continue
? it- iser 1 . T 'Mil
umw AU116 " w"
accept it. lyrrell democracy is
alrigbt and '11 up her accus-
And Merge The Elizabeth City and
Western With The S. & C. R. R.
Messrs C. W. and F. M. Grice,
Chas: H. Kobmson. W. T. Old, . M.
N. Sawyer, Geo. M." Scott and C.
E. Kramer, comprising the board
of directors and stockholders of
.B. met in the office of Culpeper,
Grifiin, Old and Grice and merged
the interests of the new road with
those of the Suffolk and Carolina,
This is a decided step, towards
getting the construction of the
road underway. General Manager
xJarton oi tne ounoiK ana aro-
lina writes that now construction
will besrin in a reasonable time.
. W ..M... - "
RAPIST BURNED ALIVE.
Goes to His Death After Confessing
Corinth. Miss.. Sept. 29. Tcm
Clark, alias Will Gibson, was burn
i ' . it . -i.i.. i.i 'U'i: tt-1
ea ai xne biukc xu ixio puuuU
nere yesperuav aiu.x
Whitfield. ' The crime1 was com
mitted on Agust 19 last and the
negro escaped arrest until batur
day, when his wife, with whom he
had "trouble, exposed him.
The nesrro confessed to the
murder and also to other crimes
A stake was driveninto thevground.
The negro was chained firmly to it
ane faggots of wood piled around
him and lighted. The flames were
fed until the negro was burned to
a crisp.1 Before the torch was ,ap
plied he made a statement in which
he declared that he deserved, his
fate. V r. ' . -
: ,,; v- -o "
The result of the Demo
cratic ; primaries
FUR TIE LEGISLATURE
Mr. Morgan a close sec
ond for Mr. Hinton. Dr.
Pendleton with drew. J.
C; Spence leads the
The democratic primaries which
were held Monday were attended
.irith much interest and altogether
harmonious. In the country pre
cincts the. primaries were held in
the afternoon while in town they
were held at night
The race for the legislative ticket
was attended with more interest
than any other. The candidates are
good men and it was battle royal.
irroi. v. ju. -mnton received a
majority of all votes cas and is
therefore the nominee of ? the
democratic , hosts. Mr Morgan
led a "close second and made a
race auugewier creuuauie 10 mm-
selt Dr. Pendleton, in the face of
butuij proieBt ironi, uis jrienus,
witlidrew hisi candidacy early Mon-
uajf, uui wo xutu xur every uuo to
learn of it and hence he obtained
a fair vote.
Mr. X C. Spence has the
honor of leading his ticket, having
received the largest number of
. . . .
voies 01 any candidate in tne race.
The convention meets tomorrow to
ratify the action of the primaries
Below is a list of the candidates
with the vote they received in
each precinct: .
FOR BEPRESENTATIYE. ,
B&jton Salem 28, Nixinton 23,
Pool's School House 45, Mt 'Her-
m0n 21, Cartwright's School House
9Proridence 15, Newland 70, E.
City 1st ward 78 2nd ward 21 3rd
ward 70, 4th ward 61, 5th vrard 32,
6th ward 28, 7th Ward 22. Total
-Morgan Salem 52, Nixinton 6,
Pool's School House 24, Mt Her
mon 46, Cartwright's School HousW
19, Providence 68, Newland 8, E.
City 1st ward 42v2nd ward 4, 3rd
ward 66, 4th ward 58, 5th ward 41,
bth ward zo, tn ward 66. Total 4y&.
Pekdleton Salem 9, Nixonton
1, Pool's School House: 4, Cart-
wright's School House 2, E. City
1st ward 3,, 4th ward 2, 6th ward
2, 7th ward 4. Total 27.
' Grandy Salem 22, Nixonton 6,
Pool's School House 8, Cartwright,
School House 8, Providence 13,
Rowland 36, Mt Hermbn 4, E. City
1st ward 20, 2nd ward 3, 3rd ward
37. 4th ward 41. 5th ward 22, 6th
ward 5, 7th ward 19, total 244
Keid -Salem . 66, Nixonton 19,
Pool's School House 6S, Cart
wright's School ' House $6, Provi.
dence 70, Newland; 41, Mt. Hermon
68, E. City 1st ward 101, 2nd ward
23. 3rd ward 97. 4th ward 78, 5th
ward 51, 6 th ward 46, 7 th ward 39.
Total 784. .
FOR CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT
JEJijrcsGS-i-Salem 83, Nixonton
30, Pool's School House '73, . Cart
jwright's School Souse 33, Provi
de'nce 76, Newland 74, Mt Hermon
70, E.- City 1st ward 105,.2nd ward
26, 3rd, ward 126, 4th ward 115,
5th,ward 706th ward 50, 7th ward
56. -Total 987. : - - - . ' V : '
Di.vjs Salem . 1, 1-Providence 9,
Newland 3, R City 1st ward .16,
5rd ward 12, ,4th ward 3, 5th ward
4.- -Total 45. -
' ' FOB REGISTER OP DEEDS. '
Spence Salem 89; Nixonton 30,
Pool's School House 67, Cart
wright's School House" 35, Provi
dence 83, Newland 78, Mt. Her
mon 70, E. City 1st ward 122,' 2nd
ward .26; 3rd ward 137, 4th ward
119, 5th ward 74, 6th ward 47, 7th
ward 55. Total 1032.
FOR , TREASURER. ,
Foster Salem 7, Nixonoton 2,
Pools School House 6, Providence
2, Newland 75, Mt. Hermen 3, E.
City 1st ward 0, 2nd ward 1, 3rd
ward 26, 4th ward 1 9, 5 th ward 6,
6th ward 7, 7th ward 2. Tatal 166.
Pabkeb -Salem 18, Nixonton 3,
Pools School House 5, Cartwrights
School House ' 15, i Provicence 6,
Newland 1, Mt Hermon 14, E. City
1st ward 33 3rd ward 30, 4th ward
22 6th ward 17, 6th ward 26 7th
ward 23. Total 213. '
' ..niVHiTEHrRST rNixonton 2, Pools
School house 5, Cartwrights School,
House 2, Providence 53, Mt Her
mond 2, R City 1st ward '28, 2nd
ward 5, 3rd ward 16, 4th ward 6,
5th ward 4, 6th ward 1, 7th Vard
2. Total 126. ' .'
L:.GaicB-i-Salem f-3f Pools School
House ..2. Cartwrisrhts School
House 1, E City 1st ward 4; 2nd
ward 12, 3rd ward 9, 4th ward 25,
5th ward 18, 6th ward 4, 7th Ward
1. Total 78.
Thompson Salem 52, Nixonton
6, Pool's School House 31, Cart
wright's School House 17, Provi
dence I, Mt Hermon 48, E. City
1st ward 37, 2nd 6, 3rd 54, 4th 42,
5th 27, 6th 15, 7th 29. Total 405.
Holmes Salem 3, Nixonton 7,
Pad's School House 5, Elizabeth
City 1st ward 15, 4th .3, 5 th h
6th 1, 7th 1. Total 36, . ,
Smithson Pool's School House
14, M't.Hermon 1, Providence 21
Eliz. City 1st ward 1, 2nd 1, 3rd
3, 4th 1, 5th 1, 6th 2. Total 45.
Fearing Mt Hermon 13, Provi
dence 27, Pool's School House 4,
Nixonton 30, E. City 1st ward 101,
2nd 18, 3rd 79, 4th 56, 5th 31, 6th
34, 7th 35. Total 428.'
Griggs E. City 1st ward 18, 2nd
4th, 3rd 35,4th 48, 5th 37, 6th 7,
7th 19. Total 168.
for surveyor: .
Perry Pool's School House, 11,
E. Citv, 1st ward 87,2nd ward 14,
3rd 106, 4th 90, 5th 40, 6th 38,
7th 52. Total 428.
E. City, 1st ward 14, 3rd 8, 4th 12,
5th 22. Total 56.
Wages at the Southern Railway
at Spencer : for p carpenters and
copper-smiths have been raised ten
cents per' day and blacksmiths and
machinists twenty cents per day.
Pour hundred men are affected by
this raise. -
I will sell for cash at the court
house in Elizabeth City, Monday;
Oct. 6 at 12 M. my farm of 60 acres
known as the old brick house place,
situated on the banks of the Pas
quntank, two miles from".;. town
desirable for trucking, poultry or
stock raising. ' . - - 4
- f -T. Ij. Spence.
Jas. Wilcox. The Alleg
ed Murderer to be
SUPREME COURT'S DECISION.
The ' Demonstrations in
Court Room the Cause
of flew Trial. Vilcox
i Hears the Result Calmly.
: The first intimation that the
Supreme Court had, arrived at a
decision, in the hearing of: the
fam ous Wilcox case, reached here
Tuesday morning in a telegram
from Governor Aycock' to Sheriff
N. G. Grandy. It read: , " ' ?
"If the Supreme Court grants
Wilcoxnew trial and there is danger
of violence all the military assist
ance you may desire is at your dis
posaL Preserve order at any costs.
This message was succeeded by
another announcing that supreme
court had granted Wilcox a' new
trial. In a few hours the decision
was generally " , knb wnu It' . was
qmetlyxjsceived y thdugfi mtich sur4
prise was manifested not at the
texti The'new trial? was granted
upon the ground that Wilcox5 did
not get a lair trial.
It is one of the most absiirb
things to come, under our notice."
There is no man woman or child
in Elizabeth City, save Wilcox's re
lations and friends who will not
vouch for the untruth of the above.
If any man, Charged with asuch
foul murder, ever received a fair
and impartial trial at the hands of
a North Carolina court; Jim W
cox is the man. - r - ; i-v"
THE YELLOW NOTICE j ON THE WALL.
Some time during Wednesday
night a mischievous, ignorant or
malicious person tacked the .fol
lowing notice upon the outer walls
of the county jaiL
6 Get Jim Wilcox out of
jail by Saturday night if you f
don't want trouble.
Vox Popull Q
Quite a number of people read
the notice yesterday morning and
the concensous of opinion vas that
it could have no import whatever.
A reward is offered for the arrest,
or dention, and purnishment of the
party. Various officials, when in
terviewed upon tne matter, say
they fear no violence; that if any
one intended such they would
never have advertised the matter.
Many believe that some friend, of
Wilcox placed the notice to ereate
tne impression tnat Wilcox was
The decision in no - way meets
with the approval of the; cropseys;
They are dissatisfied. Nothing
less than the execution of Wilcox
will j satisfy them ; - if statements
made by various ; members of the
families are to be. accepted as evi
dence. Ml. ,H. Cropsey said;
"They will let him ,get clear-, yet.
If any body spits upon the floorj
next , time, , he will get another
hearing. They, rare . after postr
poning. They now that procrastin
ation will in crease his chances, ,"
, , ' TEE WILCX FAMILY HAPPY.
They say that tears of joy were-
shed in the Wilcox home .when .the
news of -the decision was heard- ,
Mr. Tom Wilcox is in the best, of
of spirits. .He looks that a great
burden has been lifted from 7 his .
shoulders. The family have the
sympathy of the entire community!. '
None; saveTthe father of Jim
have as yet visited the prisoner-When-told
of the decision, ' Jimn
Wilcox displayed no Amotion. '- He
simply said:, ."Thank you." ' - ;
. The - full text of the opinions-
folio ws; r'ar. J v v"
r No person ought to be taken or
disseized of his freedom, liberties; ;
or privileges, or outlawed or exiled,,
or in any manner - deprived . of; his
life, liberty or property but by the-
law of the land. ; And that provis ion
of our State', Constitution ap-
plies, as well to the procedure and. ; :
manner of trial in our courts of
ustice as it does to the great prin-
of law which underlie our' society-- '
Under the law of the land, all per : ;
sons' charged with, crime are as
much entitled to a fair and unpre- .
judiced trial as, they are to Jhepro-:; .
tection of their persons, their pro- -
perty and their reputation. They, ,
have the right under, the ' constitu
tion to have counsel for their " de- . ;
fense, and any "wilful interruptions. :.
of such counsel while conducting:' , v
sucK defense, intended to " discon- -V; .
cert and embarrass, is hot , only un- . '
lawful as obstructing and4 prevent-; ;
mg a fair1 trial, but Tar" deserving" ' -j'
o tlTcpndemnationof vail good ,
citizens. r"- ': ''' ',J
In tnis case, the prisoifeir - was
arraigned on " an indictment 'for
inurder and was convicted.of r that " ?
crime in the first degree. ': The"- "
evidence was entirely circomstan-
tiali and while that character, of :
evidence may, in its very nature,
produce a high, degree of moral
certainly in its application, yet ifc. ,
is never to, be forgotten that it re
quires the greatest degree of ; cau-'.
tionandj vigilance in its application- -
"in reaaing tne ; recoru m iu
case," it hardly seems possible that
the jury could have given, that
cautions and vigilant attention?
to the evidence which the
law required of them, or to the--presentation
of the prisoner's case
to them by his counsel' that
thought, which the importance . of
the case demaded. Vln .their imV "
mediate presence, -one hundred. 1
people in their delibetate purpose ,
to prejudice the rights of the pris
oner, committed a great ; wrong;,'
against the commonwealth-: and a-,
contempt of the court On the-
outside of the court house: greateur
improprieties took place for the-'
purpose of prejudicing the prisoner.
with the jury. No such demon- -strations
were ever witnessed in '
our State before and for the honor ' .
of the commonwealth, such ought
never to be repeated.
J "In the statement of the case by -His
Honori t he said: After the ';
evidence was all in, and while one .
of the counsel was making the
closing argument for th,e prisoner '
about one hundred people, beingr
about a fourth of those present in
the court room as if by concert, .
left the - room. Soon thereafter. ' .
while the same counsel was ad-1 :
dressing the jury, a fire alarm was-
given near the court house which
caused: a number of other persons - ,
to leave : the , tsourtl room. The
court is of opinion ;and so finds-;
the fact, these demonstrations were ;
made for the purpose of breaking:
the force of the counsel's argument;
But thV court does not . find thafcv
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