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THEY CAN'T SMOTHER IT.
An effort" will be made to amother
taritf discussion when Congress
moots, but it can't be done, for , the
agitation fpr lower duties where it
has been demonstrated; that our
manufacturers can compete with
foreign manufacturers has already
gone too far to be suppressed by the
party managers. :
. Mr. ' MjcKinley and others who
seek tQwork the protection ' pro
gramme, while pretending to be
working in the interest of American
trade, may play their game but it
will not work, it will not placate
the Republicans who., stand behind
Mr. Babcock and encourage him in
his proposed fight against the
Trusts, which are doing a competi
tive business abroad and a monopo
list ic business at home.
Senator Allison, ;who deprecates
tariff agitation and does not believe
that tho tariff is as responsible for
thtf Trusts as Mr. Babcock sup
ports, says he can very well under
stand why there should bo a popu
lar, sentiment against the Trusts
which sell goods in foreign markets
lower than they do in the home
market. But how does Senator
Allison propose to meet that ques
tion and placate that sentiment?
lit can't do it with the reciprocity
ilolgf, for that will not, in the lan
guage of the late Mr. Blaine, "make
a market for another bushel of
Anuriciiii wheat or another barrel
of (American pork," and it will not
buiM up those great home markets
with which the protection advocates
have been humbugging Republican
'voters, j They have sampled that
kiihl of stuff and can't see any
particular reason why markets for
American wheat and American
pork should be cut off to keep up
pr'-tective duties for the benefit of
manufacturers who can afford to
1 shipnheir goods to countries 'with
whose manufacturers they compete,
while they charge American pur
chasers from twenty-five to fifty per
cent, more for the same -articles. It
ill take some persuasive argument
to convince them that such a-policy
13 cither necessary, fair or honest.
'We protectionists . are trying to
brow-beat and bluff Mr. Babcock by
threatening to oust him from the
chairmanship of the committee on
W"js and Means, if he doesn't hold
i.p inhis anti-Trust war, and they
aro beginning to threaten Speaker
Unperson; with opposition for re
election if he doesn't turn the cold
shoulder to Babcock.
1 They have had meetings of Pro
tection clubs in which resolutions
were adopted deprecating tariff agi
tation and have appointed commit-
" tfrea to go to Washington when
congress meets to present these
resolutions and back them up with
oral eloquence, flowing champagne,
etc, while some of them have Sup
plemented these proceedings with
declarations that if Congress goes
to revising the tariff, not another
jlollar will be put into such 'manu
factures as they are engaged in, an
old method of scaring Congressmen
and deterring them from doing their
It is apparent from all this that
they do not regard the tariff revis
ion talk as lightly as lion. Mark
Ilanna did some time ago when he
tfuiid that Mr. Babcock's contention
was not "worthy - of serious
consideration." Mr. Babcock "be
lieves it is; a good many Republican
Congressmen agree with him, and
thousands of Republican voters, es
pecially in the West, who have been
voting light along for the protective
policy believe it is, and these pro
tected manufacturers who are so
anxious to prevent tariff agitation
believe it is, and there are with all
theso about 6,500,000 Democratic
voters who believe it is.
Mr. Babcock saya he does not pro
poaa to bo browbeaten or blufEed
into silence or inaction, but that he
intends to move right along on the
lincB he has drawn and to "carry
the war into Africa." He may, con
sidering the encouragement he is
getting from Republican voters and
from leading' Republican papers in
the Vest,have the nerve to tackle the
tariff as the breeder of the Trusts, but
if he shouldn't, if thav should
succeeded in gagging him or hold
up him back until they have work-
ed off their reciprocity fake, can
they silence the 'Democrats in Con
gress who are waiting for Mr. Bab
cock to make his move? If he does
noi move promptly surely some
leading Democrat will spring that
question, and then how will they
manage the gagging business? If
they refuse' to hear him, they will
put themselves in a position of re
fusing to discuss that question, and
the onus will be thrown upon the
Republican party and it will be held
responsible for the refusal to grant
the people the relief they demand
from the extortions of the Trusts,
which such refusal will prove more
powerful in that party than the de
mands of the people.
When this was a straight party issue
it.was a different matter, but it has
ceased to be that now, for Mr. Bab
cock and thousands of other Repub
licans who haye been supporting
protection, stand practically upon the
Democratic platform which dis
tinguishes between an honest tariff
and a tariff that fosters monopoly,
extortion, imposition, fraud and
corruption. They can't smother
this discussion with the reciprocity
dodge or any other dodge. The
agitation within the Republican
ranks has been going on too long
and protected manufacturers them
selves have furnished too many
strong arguments for tariff reduc
WILMINGTON, C, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1901.
WHAT THE SOUTH HAS DONE.
- In all that is written about the
industrial progress of this country,
but little mention is made by the
Northern papers, as a rule, about
the part the South playf in this
progress. We get a good deal of
gratuitous advice about how to
manage our business, how to entice
Northern capital to help us out,
and all that sort of rot, as if North
ern capital didn't jump at a good
thing when it sees it, and where it
can have everything its own way.
Occasionally, however, some North
ern paper does write up some inter
esting information, and a few of
them do that frequently. In re
ferring to the Southern Industrial
Convention recently held in Phila
delphia the New York World cram
med a good deal of solid stuff into
"The South includes .one-fourth of
the total area and one-third of the
population of tbe United States Its
cotton and cotton seed aloue eave it
an iLC .me last year of $545,000,000
the largest value of any single crop in
the. world. Its corn and its lumber
product brought it the snug sum of
$300,000,000. Moreover.tbe South raises
80 per cent, of all the American to
bacco, mines 20 per cent, of all its
coal, produces 18 per cent, of its iron,
has 30 per cent, of its total railroad
mileage and a steadily increasing per
centage of its manufacturing. The
growth of its cotton mills has been
simply wonderful. New - England's
old supremacy in this great industry
is gone, never probably to return;
This does not embrace the oil dis
covered in Texas and other South
ern States, which is destined to add
millions to the income of the South,
and to give impetus to manufactur
ing industries, which will add mill
ions more. In this connection it
must be remembered that what the
Southern people have achieved on
these lines has been mainly the re
sult of their own efforts, and has
been accomplished without Trusts,
and combines, and tariff-favoritism
to which the North is so much in
debted for the wealth accumulated
by that section,
But the time is passing when the
South will be content with produc
ing the crude material to enrich
others, for the day will come when
she will manufacture most of her
cotton-and wool, and instead of ship
ping iron in pig and plain castings,
she will convert it into finished
forms, Buch as locomotives, engines,
machinery of various descriptions,
and other things which she now
buys from the North. It will take
time to do all this, of course, but it
will come in time as surely as her
five hundred or more textile mills
BIO YIELDS FEB ACRE.!
In commenting upon tne big yields
of Georgia land, as stated by Col.
Hemphill, of Atlanta, in his speech
at the Southern Industrial Conven
tion at Philadelphia, and the refer
ence of The Stak: to big yields in
North Carolina, the Raleigh Post
"Before the war Mr. Nicholas W.
Woodfin, of Buncombe, won a prize
offered by the State Fair Association
for the largest yield of corn per acre,
which was 126 bushels and three
pecks. It was produced on Mr. Wood
fin's river bottom farm about three
miles north of Asheville. We have
frequently heard that Hyde county
lands yielded from 100 to 125 bushels
to the acre.
- "Hon. Allen T. Davidson, of Ashe
ville, is our authority for the state
ment that on Valley river. Cherokee
county, he raised one year 1,100 bush
els of Irish potatoes to the acre. On
the spot now occupied by the Battery
Park Bank at Asheville, the late Capt
Hugh Johnston told us he raised 800
bushels of this potato to the acre.
"From 350 to 400 bushels of tha
sweet variety is as much as we re
member to have heard of in this State,
but no doubt Judge Fred Philips, or
Judge Howard, of Edgecombe, in
which county these potatoes grow to
perfection, or Mr. Geo. N. Ives, of
Newborn, can give us something more
encouraging in this particular.
"Our late friend, Mr. Henry Pearce,
of Franklin county, succeeded in pro
ducing a crop of two and a half bales
of cotton to the acres, fifty-one bales
from twenty acres, if our memory
serves us, whi'e the late judge Wur
man, of Georgia, passed the three-bales-to-the
acre crop and was work
ing for the five, insisting that he
would succeed, at the time of his
If 1,100 bushels of Irish potatoes
can be produced on one acre of
land, judging from the size of some
of the sweet potatoes we have seen
an acre ought to produce about
THE HEROES IN GRAY.
SOUTHERN ROAD SUED.
History of the Soldiers of the
Old North State in the
VOLUME ONE IS COMPLETED.
A Beautiful Tale of the Third Regiment
and Some of Wilmington's Immortal
Sons A Noble and Jost Work ,
for Posterity. t
Wilmingtonians will be glad1 to
know that the, first volume of ,the
"Histories of the Several Regiments
and Battalions from North Carolina in
the Great War of 1861-65" is off the
Damage Suit Instituted at Bargaw Yester
day by Lawyers of This City for
Widow of At D. Thompson.
R. G. Grady, Esq., returned y ester
afternoon from Burgaw, where he
went to institute suit for damages in
the Pender cDunty Superior Court
against the Southern Railway Compa
ny. The plaintiff in the suit is Mrs.
Delia D. Thompson, of Burgaw, whose
husband, M. D. Thompson, was killed
by a train on the Southern road last
December near Columbia, 8. C. Her
counsel are all of this city, R G.
Grady, Esq.. and Messrs Bellamy
In i tie complaint the plaintiff alleges
In Boston last week there was a
debate on the immortality of the
soul. About the same time two
negro preachers" in Athens, Ala
bama, had a dispute on the same
subject. We do not know which
side won in Boston, but in Athens
the question was decided by one of
the preachers carving the other up
with a big knife.
Tariff protection may have done
some things, but it has never built up
a fish-hook factory in this country.
Nearly all the fish hooks we use come
from England, where they are made
by hand, children being employed
in doing much of the work, such as
polishing, filing, &c. We do, how
ever spin our own fish yarns.
According to the New York Tri
bune the property exempt from tax
ation in Greater New York
has increased within the: past
year from $553,000,000 to $572,000,
000. There is probably, that much
more which is not exempt, but
To-day Mr. McNally dives off a
dock in Boston to take a little three-hundred-mile
swim to New York
harbor, where he expects to land at
the Battery in about thirty days,
provided he doesn't run up against
some impediment - in the meantime.
It is estimated that in the month
of July the pensions on account of
the war with Spain will figure up
$1,000,000. This is only a starter.
The pension sharks have not begun
to get in their work yet.
Mr. Rockefeller told the boys at
the Chicago University that he en
joyed bis wealth. That may be, but
we know people who would get a
lot more fun out of it than he does.
During the mosquito season in
New Jersey there ought to be a
great demand for that Frenchman's
air boat which will stay up in the
air three months.
Adjutant General Corbin has
started to take in the Philippines.
If he sees any inviting takes lying
around loose he will probably take
them in,, also.
In Chicago the other day a judge
ordered a sick child to be taken
from its parents, Christian Scien
tists, and sent to a hospital for
treatment, holding thaWhile the
parents who were old enough to be
responsible and to know what they
were doing, might refuse to employ
a physician in case Of sickness they
had no right to refuse their child
medical aid. .
A new bean has been discovered
in Africa which supplies everything
a person needs but raiment. It is
said a man could live and grow fat
on two pounds a day. Bostonese
should catch onto that bean. They
have been sort of partial to African
Big Fourth at Carolina Beach.
The Fourth of July, as has been be
fore stated, will be gloriously cele
brated at Carolina Beach this year.
The Red Men of the city, under whose
auspices tbe celebration will take
place, are still working hard and
expect to score a splendid artistic
There will be no more delightful
place to spend the Fourth than at
Carolina Beach, for aside from the
many seashore pleasures that this pop
ular resort affords, the Red Men have
prepared an enjoyable programme of
entertainments for the occasion, and
last but not least is the delightful ride
on the commodious steamer Wilmington.
Those South Sea cannibals live
high sometimes. They banquetted
on a German millionaire some time
ago, and didn't put on any airs
about it. '".'.
The famouB Col. Jack Chinn, of
Kentucky, has quit drinking ex
hilarating beyerages, quit wiping off
his chin, as it were.
Supreme Court meets in August.
The Supreme Court, it is announced,
will commence its fall session this year
on the first Monday in August instead
of September, as heretofore, but appli
cants for license will be examined (for
this year only) on the first Monday in
September. This change has been
made by the court, because of the
greater number oft judicial districts
created,by the Legislature,;and so as to
complete the call of the districts at the
Fall term before the Christmas holiday.
press. A number of editions have
been received in this city and will be
read with interest, as its pages unfold
to posterity tbe daring deeds of tbe
greatest and noblest soldier of them all
the Confederate. To our people it is
of especial interest as it contains a
history of the Third Regiment, which
contained three companies from New
Hanover county and two of the three
were from Wilmington. The names
of many of the gallant officers of this
regiment are immortalized and a just
and high tribute paid to the men of the
ranks. The history of this regiment is
the work -of the late Capt. John
Cowan and Capt. James I. Metts, of
After a recital of the birth and
launching of the regiment and a
vivid narrative of its many battles, a
"roll of honor" is given of those who
gave up their life in the great strife,
and in the list can be noted the follow
iog Wilmingtonians: Col. Gaston
Meares, Lieut. Col. W. M. Parsley,
Capt. F. S. VanBokkelin, Capt.
David Williams, Capt. E. G. Meares,
Capt. E. H. Armstrong, Lieut. Thomas
Cowan, Lieut. Wm. Quince, Lieut.
Tobias Garrison, Lieut Henry A.
Potter, Lieut. Cicero H. Craig and
Sergeant Major Robt. C. McRee.
High tribute is paid to these heroes,
and also to the memory of the follow ,
ing who have died since the recapit
ulation: Lieut. Col. Edw. Savage, Dr.
J. F. McRee, Dr. J. C. Walker, Dr.
Thos. F. Wood, Capt. R. S. Radcliffe,
Capt. Wm. A. Camming, Capt. R. F.
Lang don, Lieut. I. T. Pic&ett. and
Lieut. W. H. Barr.
The writers express deep regret that
they were unable to furnish the names
of the host of non-commissioned
officers and privates who fought
for the great cause, and continuing
say: "Good soldiers and true men
they were, discharging duty under
any and all conditions. Their hearts'
blood flecked the soil of Virginia,
Maryland and Pennsylvania, and the
fields of battle attest their prowess."
The tribute paid to Capt. VanBok
klen is a beautifuLone and as fol
lows: "He was universally popular and
almost idolized by his own men. But
twenty-one years of age and full of
youthful ardor, intelligent, with
acute conception of his duties and an
indomitable energy in pursuing Ihe
line of conduct which a discriminating
judgment dictated to him possibly
more than any other officer of the
company in which he commanded
was due the high morale to which the
A truly touching tribute is the fol
lowing : j
"Adjutant Theodore C. James has"
also crossed .the "narrow stream of
death." Our pen falters when we
attempt topay tribute to his memory
companion of ouryoutb, friend of our
manhood. For him to espouse a cause
was to make it apart of his very self.
Intrepid, no more courageous soldier
ever, trod the soil of any battle field
upon which the Army of Northern
Virginia encountered , a foe. The im
pulses of his nature were magnani
mous, no grovelling thoughts unbal.
anced tbe equity of his judgment
"True to his friends and to principle,
he remained as constant as the North
star, whose true fixed, and resting
quality there is no fellow in the firma
ment." Leaving his right arm upon
a battle field of Virginia and exempt
for that cause from further military
duty, he disdained any privilege which
such disability brought to him, but
continued in active service until the
last shot had been fired and arms
In closing the historians write the
following true and beautiful lines:
"The memories of the ' martyrs of
the lost cause are too precious to be
relegated to oblivion through any
blotches on the part of those who
could prevent it, or whose duty it is
to preserve them A duty -owed first
to the dead and to the living."
This history of the Third North
Carolina has a valuable addition, sbly
written by Col. Wm. L. DeRosBet, of
Both sketches are prefaced by a fine
engraving of a group of officers, each
Lftinc a Wilmiuetonian. They are
Col. Gaston Meares, Col. Wm. L. De
Rosset, Lieut. Col. R. H. Cowan,
Lieut. Col. Wm. M. Parsley, Capt
John F. S. VanBokkelen, Capt. John
Cowan, Capt. James I. Metts, Rev.
G. W. Patterson, D- D., and Dr.
Thomas F. Wood.
&.s to the volume itself it is No. 1
of three to be issued, and contains the
histories of sixteen North Carolina
regiments. The next volume ,will
five a history of our gallant
lighteenth. This first volume is an
octavo, very appropriately colored
gray and has the Confederate and
State flags on the front corner and
the coat of arms of the Old North
State on the rear one. On the front
appears the folio wing glorious inscrip
tion. "First at Bethel, Farthest to the
Front at Gettysburg and Chicka
mauga, Last at Appomattox."
The history is ably edited by Judge
Walter E. Clark, of the Supreme
Court, who was a Lieutenant Colonel
in the Seventh Regiment, and is a vaN
uable bureau of information.
iit-r husband was killed in the
day time on a trestle of the defendant
road aiid that his death was wholly
due t j ihe carelessness and celnce
of th railway company. She cluims
Mr. Grady last week visited ' "ilu?ii
bia and investigated the tragedy.
BEQUEST TURNED OVER
To the Catharine Kennedy Home Yester
day by Executors of the Walker W ill.
The coffers of the Catherine Ken
nedy Home through another act of
benevolence of the late James Walker,
whom our citizens will always remem
ber with love, have received $5,000.
This amount was paid to the executive
committee of the home yesterday at
noon as a bequest from Mr. Walker.
It was turned over to the committee
by Messrs. James Sprunt and William
Gilchrist, executors of the will. The
money was deposited in bank and
will be invested for the best interest
of the home. This investment is
necessary as the terms of the bequest
viil not permit the capital to be Used,
ouh ti e interest.
Th- eift of $5,000 was a noble one
aud ii gfM-s to help a most worthy
ijstuu.ifjL'. Our citizens should take
an active i ule rest in its maintenance.
The executive committee is compos
ed cf the officers of the home: Mrs.
Roger Moore president, Mrs. P. Pear
sail vice president, Miss Louise liar
lowe secretary, and Mrs. W. R.
Wilmington Crooks At Work
It is reported that fwo Wilmington
crooks, neero men, have been gelling
iit some of their work at Rose Hill, on
the Atlantic Coast Line, about fifty
, miles from this city. At that place
Thunday bight the general merchan
dise store of Mr. Henry Fussell was
broken into and robbed of a number
of suits of clothes, shoes, etc.
The thieves were tracked and ar
rested near Burgaw. There were two
of them and they were caught with
the plunder in their possession. One
of the negroes had five complete suits
of clothes on and the other was wear
ing three. Both had a bag filled with
Glorious Celebration at Southport.
The citizens of Southport are cer
tainly making big preparation, for a
eel v oration of the Fourth in their live
town. They have mapped out a
splendid and patriotic programme for
the observance, which will, no doubt,
be as much enjoyed by a large number
of visitors from this city as the South
port paople themselves. Boat racing,
a grand display of fireworks, etc., are
all on the tapis.
One of the chief features will be a
historical address by E. H. Cranmer,
Lumberton Argus: Mrs. Octavia
McLean, who was recently appointed
postmaster at Maxton by President
McKinley, has taken charge of the
office. Her assistants will be Frank
McLean, of Maxton, and Carl McLean,
of Laurinburg. Carl has been assist
ant to postmaster Cooper at Laurin
burg for the past sixteen months.
NASHVILLE STREET RAILWAY.
Receivers Appointed Pending a Sale Under
By Telegrapu to tne Morning Star.
Nashville, Tkkn., June 22. A re
ceiver was appointed to-day for the
Nashville Street Railway, capitalized
at $13,000,000. Application was made
in the United States District Court by
the- Baltimore Trust and Guarantee
Company, which, as holder of $2,000,
000 of the company's bonds, alleged
that interest payment was defaulted
last February. The complainants
prayed for foreclosure and on their
petition Judge Clarke appointed E. F.
C. Lewis and Percy Warner receivers,
pending a sale by foreclosure. Joint bond
of $30,000 was given by the receivers
who at once assumed control of the pro
perty. The company is capitalized at
$13,000,000, half in bonds and half in
STORM IN VIRGINIA.
Alamance Gleaner: Wheat har
vest this week the crop is very good
in some sections, but some of it is
Richmond Headlight: The pro
tracted heavy rains have greatly
damaged the crops, and from present
appearances farmers can't hope to re
alize more than half crops.
Raleigh News and Observer:
At Cook's saw mill, on the Yadkin
river, Thursday night, Arthur Fergu
son, negro, killed John McGhinnis,
white, with an axe. No particulars
have yet been received. "-The negro
made his -escape. Crowds are out in
pursuit of him.
Chatham Record: "Old Tom,"
a'mule belonging to Mr. B. G. Lam
beth, of Baldwin township, died last
Friday at the extreme age of 35 years.
He bad been owned by Mr. Lambeth
ever since he was two years old, and
had been working steadily up to the
day of his death.
Statesville. Mascot: Wheat har
vest is now in full blast, and the gen
eral -opinion is that the wheat crop
will be a fair one, if it can be safely
harvested. The rains of the past week
and this week have interfered with
the farmers very much, but it is hoped
that the sunshine will help them out
for some days.
Charlotte News: Frances Mor
gan, the young woman from Clear
Creek, whose sudden derangement we
told about Monday, has been taken to
the county home, but her condition is
such that Superintendent McCall is at
a loss to know what to do with her.
She is no longer violent. On the con
trary entirely passive. She lies down
all the time and refuses to either eat
or drink. -
Tarboro Southener: Th.Q recent
publication in the Southerner that
Capt. E. E. Knight had sold here three
cabbages weighing nine pounds per
head has brought out other cabbage
raisers. A. A. Nichols says that be
has had one or more fifteen pounders.
But N. B. Dawson easily goe3 to the
head of the cabbage class. He has
raised many weighing fourteen
pounds and one that just balanced the
scales at 22.
Newbern News: News has
reached here to the effect that Gbston
L. Wetherington who lives .near
Vanceboro, Pamlico county, shot his
wife last Monday or Tuesday night
He was drunk and they had some
words, which resulted in the shooting.
The ball passed through her hand and
into her stomach. Dr. Nobles of Vance
boro, is attending the case, and it is
said that her condition is quite critical
and that she will likely die.
Greenville Reflector: The trial
of E. B. McLawhorn for assault upon
C. M. Bernard was held before Justice
of the Peace L. A. Mayo Wednesday
afternoon in the Court House. Mr.
McLawhorn plead guilty of assault,
and after hearing the evidence ; in the
case the Justice fined the defendent
$25 and cost but later reduced the fine
to $20 and cost. Mr. Bernard was not
present at the trial. The citizens of
the town made up a purse to pay Mr.
McLawhorn s cost.
Fayettville Observer: The ar
rest in this city Thursday night of
Rev. W. Montgomery Jackson, pastor
of St Joseph's Episcopal church, col
ored, has created a sensation. He was
arrested at the rectory of his church
about 8 o'clock by Deputy United
States Marshal H. B. Averitt, on a
warrant charging him with selling
whiskey, and was at once taken before
United States Commissioner Morrisey,
who required a two hundred dollar
justified bond for his appearance at
trial on Saturday morning.
Lexington Dispatch: Benbow
Hedrick, aged about 18 years, was
drowned in Abbott's creek last Thurs
day evening about 1 o'clock. Mr.
Hedrick, in company with two other
young men, were swimming at what
is known as the "Rocks," about two
miles from town. He was not a good
swimmer and got in water over his
head. He became frightened and
drowned in the presence of four peo
ple. His companions did what they
could to rescue him, but were unsuc
cessful. His body was recovered
about half an hour after he sank.
Dunn Banner: A man named
Stephen Faircloth living in or near
Benson, six miles from here, was
beaten last Friday night by Bud
Hodge, John Draughon and John
Musselwhite, and died Saturday fol
lowing. It seems that these men were
drinking and were out for sport and
mischief. They went to this man
Faircloth's house after midnight and
went in, the door not being locked,
and tried to get his daughter up to
dance with them, in fact, they arroused
the whole family. Mr. Faircloth asked
them to behave themselves and get
out, but instead of this they got a gun
and beat him unmercifully, causing
his death the next day. Mrs Fair
cloth also received a blow from one of
the murderers. They were arrested
and placed in Johnson county jail to
await the action of the court. Mr.
J. J. Wilson lost all of his blood
hounds several weeks ago, He has
recentlv bought two more, one of
them said to be the finest in the State.
MINERS' STRIKE IN
The Whole Field in a State of
Excitement and Serious
CONFLICTS HAVE OCCURRED.
Two of the Miners Shot by Some of the
Guards The Latter Dispersed by
the Miners Superintendent
By Telegraph to the'Mornlng star.
Williamson, W. Va June 22.
The miners' strike in the Thacker
Matowan coal fields is growing critical
and resort to firearms has been the re
sult. The whole field is in a state of
excitement and serious trouble is fear
ed. Already two or three conflicts
haye occurred between the striking
miners and the guards, which have
been placed on the works by the oper
tors. Tbe trouble has grown out of non
recognition of the Union by the opera
tors. The operators declare they will
not recognize the Union and the
miners are equally as persistent in de
manding that they shall be recognized.
The trouble did not assume a critical
stage until within .the last few days,
when, it is alleged,' two of the miners
were shot by the guards of the opera
tors who were armed with rifles. Then
it was that the situation became criti
cal and the men began to arm them
selves. What at first seemed only to be a
small strike is now threatened to
assume great proportions. Up to last,
evening four or five hundred miners
had gone out on strike and it is now
said that the whole field is on strike,
with the guards to some extent de
moralized. Sheriff Hatfield, with
deputies, has gone to the scene of ac
tion to quiet the trouble as far as
Judge Jackson yesterday issued an
injunction restraining the miners.
What effect the United States court
will have on the strike is not known.
The miners have all the money neces
sary and have opened commissary
stores on tbe ground and are taking
care of all men who will not work.
Last evening, late, some of the
miners were fired upon by the guards.
The fire was returned by the miners,
dispersing the guards and slightly
wounding Superintendent Lambert in
the leg. The miners claim they want
no trouble and that they already have
the situation in hand.
The lines have been drawn closely
and any moment may bring forward a
new development with serious result.
The entire community is in a state of
anxiety, and business has virtually
THE AMERICAN DERBY.
Representations Made to the Russian
Qovernment by the State Depart
ment at Washington.
By Telegrapn to tne Morning star.
Washington, Jane 22. The State
Department has addressed to the Rus
sian government, as represented by
Count Cassini, its ambassador, such
representations respecting the sugar
and .petroleum tat iff controversy as
deemed necessary to meet the Rus
sian action. The purpose of the letter
is to smooth away if possible the fric
tion that has been engendered between
the two governments in the handling
of those two subjects and in particular
to divest the exchanges of any per
sonal character. To that end, as set
out in Secretary Gage's statement is-
sued yesterday, the effort is made to
show that what has been done by th
United States government was
in a manner brought about bv
the automatic operation of the Ameri
can tariff laws. The facts set out
by the Treasury statement, as to the
provisions of the countervailing duty
section of the Dingley law ar
recited, together with the circulars
and instructions of the Treasury De
partment issued thereunder! As the
Russian government has been espec
ially irritated over the proceeding as
to Russian sugar imports into tbe
United States, particular attention is
given to that subject and reasons are
adduced to bring the Russian govern
ment to believe it should remit the
increased duties on American goods.
- The Russian ambassador received
Secretary Hay's note during the after
noon, and took steps to communicate
it to the imperial government. This
closes the incident for the present, and.
it probably will be some weeks or
may be months before any further
development occurs. In the meantime.
Count Cassini will in person go over
tbe entire subject with the officials at
St. Petersburg, and this gives hopes of
a satisfactory adjustment, as the am
bassador has lost no opportunity dur
ing his last three years in Washington
to harmonize differences and bring
about every possible measure of co
operation between the two countries.
He leaves Washington Monday after
noon and will sail from New York on
the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse Tues
day. Count Cassini is quite confident
that no ill effect can come out of tLe
incident and his efforts will be directed
toward removing this and like small
EARL RUSSELL IN COURT
ON CHARGE OF BIGAMY.
He is only six months old and has run
down seven criminals within the last
six months who are now in the penitentiary.
CENSUS BULLETINS ISSUED.
Won by the Gelding Robert Waddell.
Thirty Thousand People Present.
By Telegrapn to the Morning Star.
Chicago, June 22. Thirty thou
sand people saw "Virginia" .Bradley's
Alahoa gelding, "Robert Waddell,"
at 12 to 1 in the betting, win the
fourteenth American Derby at Wash
ington Park to day by . one length in
2:33 4-5, record time for the race. Few
in " the cheering throng had backed
the comparatively friendless animal
to capture the rich stake, yet never
since the day that the grand filly mod
estly took the first American Derby
has the tumultuous cheering the
genuine ovation given to horse and
rider been equalled in this State.
Jockey Bullmav, to whom fell the
honor of taking two derbies in suc
cession, was swept into a human
maelstrom. Upon tbe shoulders of
strong men this popular rider was
carried and a detail of blue coats had
to be called to clear the admiring
throngs from the course.
Immediately the Derby had been
run, extravagant stories were circu
lated in the crowd about the fortune
"Virginia" Bradley had won on the
victory of his gelding. Turfmen
rushed to the paddock and over
whelmed tbe tall Virginian with con
gratulations. Enthusiasts who escaped
the vigilance of the officers at the
gate sought to destroy the owner's old
hat, tear off his coat and play similar
pranks on the quaintest character on
the Western turf. But "Pa" Brad
ley was not to be stampe
ded. He declared that he just
knowed he would win with Wad
dell and that he had played a few
fifty dollar bills in the Winter
book when the gelding was held at
100 to 1. The turfmen jumped to
the conclusion that he had won at
least $75,000, and renewed their en
thusiasm until the fortunate owner of
the Derby winner nearly fainted.
Waddell won $19,000 for his owner
and Bradley paid $2,000 of it to Jockey
DISMISSED THE CASE.
Held Under Bond of Two Thousand Pounds.
Must be- Tried As a Peer in tbe
House of Commons.
By Cable to the Morning star.
London, June 22. Earl Russell re
appeared in the Bow street police court
to-day on the charge of bigamy and
was committed for trial. The count
was crowded. Among those present
was the woman (.Mrs. somervuie,
whom the Earl claims is his wife, and
to whom he was married in Reno,
Nev., in 1900, after he had obtained a
divorce from his first wife. The regis
ter of his first marriage was produced.
Mr. Browa assistant director of pub
lic prosecutions, then testified that the
present proceedings were taken by the
public prosecutor, independently of
any other person, thus confirming the
first countess' statement, that she is
not a party to the suit. Mr. Brown
gave details of his investigation at
Reno, and B. F. Curler, county clerk
of Washoe county, Nevada, testified
to marrying Earl Russell and Miss
Somerville at the Riverside Hotel, Re
no. The defendant called himself Mr.
Russell and the witness was not aware
of his rank.
After detailing the Nevada law on
divorce. Mr. Curler said that in Earl
Russell's divorce the law was not
complied with in two respects and,
therefore, the decree annulling the
Earl's marriage was not valid, even in
After counsel had protested that
Earl Russell had not been given ad
quate time to prepare his defence, Uin
Earl was committed for trial at the
next session of the Central Criminal
Court, tbe same bail (2,000) being
It appears that the Earl must be
tried as a peer in the House of Lords.
The usual course is that, after the
committal, application is made to re
move the case to the House of Lords
by a writ of certiorari. Such trials
have been very rare. The last
one was the case of Lord Cardigan.
There have been four trials in the
House of Lords since the end of the
reign of George II.
TERRIFIC STORM AT -
PITTSBURG AND VICINITY
Three Lives Lost Great Damage
Property Estimated at $200,000
in the Two Cities.
Giving Population by Six General
tlvity and Color by Groups of
States and Territories.
Great Damage to Crops Slides and Wash
outs Three Children Drowned.
By TeleuraDh to the Morning star.
Roanoke. Va., June 22. A special
to the Times from Tazewell, Va , saya
the worst storm in its history struck
that county this evening, doing great
damage to crops. No trains are run
ning on the Clinch Valley division on
account of slides and washouts. Stores
and houses on Clinch river are flood
ed. Three children of Paris Dyke were
drowned in the west end of the county.
A special from Bristol says the tem
porary bridge over the Watauga river
on the Southern railway, erected to
take the place of the iron bridge, was
washed out of place by an eight-foot
rise in the river this evening. All the
trains on that division have been an
nulled. The river is still rising, and it
may be Wednesday before the bridge
can be replaced.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washington, June 22. The Cen
sus Bureau to-day gave out the first
of a series of eleven bulletins giving
the population by sex, general nativi
ty and color by groups of States and
territories. The group announced
to-day compries Alabama, Alaska,
Arizona. Arkansas, California, Colo
rado and Connecticut. In all these
the males constitute the larger per
centage of tbe total population.
In Colorado and Connecticut 98
per cent of the population is wmie;
in California almost 95 per cent., the
rest being mostly Chinese. In Arizona
the colored, who are principally In
dians, constitute not auite one-fourth
of the total population, while the col-"
ored element in Arkansas, oeing al
most wholly persons of negro descent,
constitutes 28 per cent, of the popula
tion. In Alabama the colored popu
lation is 45 per cent, and is practically
made up of persons of negro descent.
The white population of Alabama and
Arkansas is composed principally of
native white persons of native parent
age, and tnis element in xvwi consti
tutes 68.4 per cent, of the total popu
lation of Arkansas and 52.3 per cent
of that of Alabama.
Preliminary Trial of Miss Fannie Kilgore
for Causing the Death of Mrs.
Hatfield at Tampa.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Tampa, Fla. , June 22. Judge Robles
dismissed the case against Miss Fan
nie Utilgore late this afternoon. This
was on the preliminary trial for caus
ing the death of Mrs. Hatfield. The
case occupied another entire day in
the county court. The crowd was
larger and the interest greater than
Miss Kilgore was on the stand.
she denied that she had ever kicked or
struck Mrs. Hatfield. Miss Kilgore Baid
that on the afternoon of the alleged
trouble she came home and Mrs. Hat
field accused her of writing a note
to her husband. She admitted that-
she had written a note to Joe Hat
field, another member of the family.
She said Mrs. Hatfield refused to ac
cept this and abused her. Mrs. Hat
field attempted to strike her and she
caught the woman by the hands and
held them while she backed out of the
room and through the hallway to the
door. She denied having Used the
language which the eye-witnesses
attributed to her.
Dr. W. P. Lawrence was placed on
the stand. He was the physician who
attended Mrs. Hatfield in confinement
He believed that death resulted from.
By Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
Pittsburg, June 22. Pittsburg and
vicinity were visited to-day by one of
the fiercest storms known since the
United States Weather Bureau has
been established. Within forty-eight
minutes 1.19 inches of rain fell and'
during that time the lightning and
thunder was almost continuous. The
wind accompanying the storm was
not high except in a contracted path
a few hundred feet wide, - which
swept like a tornado, from McKee's
Rocks, through Allegheny, a portion of
the east end of Pittsburg, on to Wil
merding and Turtle Creek. Three
lives were lost during the storm, out
up to midnight only one victim's
name has been learned. He was
Charles Marcus, an Italian, who was
working in a sewer at Centre and
Euclid avenues. When the rain came
the sewer was a raging torrent in a
moment and Marcus was torn away
from his fellow workmen and prob
ably carried through the river.
Great damage was Hone in tne two -
cities and in the suburbs east, but
nothing like accurate figures can be '
given to night. Conservative esti
mates place the loss at $200,000. The
tornado, when it reached Aiiegneny,
struck the grandstand of the Ball
park and carried bodily 150 feet of
that structure and moved from its
foundation the entire stand. Great
beams with portions of the roof of the
stand were carried from 100 to 300 feet
to the park, lodging on the roofs of
houses on Robinson street. In one
instance two of the beams ploughed '
through the roof of a house on Rob
inson street, going from the garret to
the first floor, carrying away a por
tion of the bed in which James Wil
liamson was asleep.
The statement of the associated,
banks for the week ended yesterday
shows: Loans, $902,755,300; increase
$1,811,400. Deposits, $982,844,200 de
crease, $1,350,100. Circulation, $30,r
887,500; decrease, $16,900. Legal ten
ders, $79,925,500; increase $1,348,200.
Specie, $173,296,900; decrease $3,856,
500. Reserve, $252,322,400; decrease
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