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BAD MATERIAL TO WOEK WITH
Hanging of natives in the Philip
pines for murdering American? or
American soldiers has become so
frequent as to have lost its novelty.
When soldiers are killed now and
the killers are caught they are tried
for murder by courts martial and
sentenced to be hanged. To save
time and trouble, perhaps, they are
tried in bunches and hanged in
bunches, in job lots. Our soldiers,
who didn't mind shooting these
yellow fellows any more than they
would shooting jack rabbits, rather
shrank from the hanging business
at first, but now that they have be
come somewhat accustomed to it
they don't mind it so much. F
A' short while ago there was a
triple hanging in the town of Tay
tay, in the province of Morong, in
Luzon Island. There were seven
men arrested, charged with the
murder of American soldiers. Six
of these were tried by court mar
tial, convicted and sentenced to be
hanged. . Gen. Chaffee, Military
Governor of the Philippines, com
muted the sentence of three of them
to imprisonment at hard labor
for life. The other three were
hanged. But the seventh was a
priest, who asked for and was grant
ed a separate trial. He was con
victed, but on account of his prieSt
Jy calling, instead of being hanged,
he was sentenced to twenty years
hard labor. These six men, and
probably the Pjriest, ' had 'been
"euerillas." but when they ' were
pursued too hard, they dropped I "colonial" system expect to
bolos and returned to their
Taytay, which was under
sort of civil rale. Some of
got elected to town offices,
and while apparently co-operating
cheerfully with the American au
thorites, they secretly gave aid to
the "insurgents," and planned con
spiracies to murder American troops.
In a review of this court martial,
among others, in d report to the
War Department, General Chaffee
"Eistory affords no parallel of a
whole people thus practically turning
war traitors, and in the genius of no
other people was ever found such mas
- terful powers of secrecy and dissimu
lation, but it is needless to say that no
powerful State was ever erected or
ever can be erected upon sucn immor
al and unenlightened foundations."
"One undeniable truth standi out in
this case as in hundreds of like cases of
murder, that the average native of
these islands has not more than the
merest rudimentary conception of his
individual rights and duties as a man,
and no one knows this so well as the
wily chiefs who use him for their ne
This doesn't leave anything to be
summed as to Gen. Chaffee's esti
mate of the average Filipino, and
there are facts enough to justify
that estimate. Even before the
pacification of the islands, when the
war was on and our soldiers and the
little yellow fellows were popping at
each other every chance they got,
. our soldiers stood in more danger
from the ' 'pacificos" in the rear than
they did from the fellows in front of
means that while it is possible to
travel-outside of the garrisoned
towns in the day time, where at
tack might be attended by some
danger, the road isn't a safe place
after dark. And this is in the
"peaceful" islands where the com
mission has put its plan of civil
government into operation. .
This commission further says in
its report that it will take a genera
tion to school these people to self
government. At , the end, of that
generation, while they might read
and write and be considerably ad
vanced in an educational way, they
would be the Bame Filipinos they are
now, as unreliable, as treacherous,
as vindictive as they are now and
probably would hate their American
rulers as thoroughly as they do now.
. There isn't an instance on record,
as far as our reading goes, where a
conquered people ever willingly ac
cepted the rule of the conqueror,
nor sit instance, where if they could
throw off that rule, they would not
do it, whether their condition was
improved by it or not. That is hu
man nature, and it always will be
human nature. The Filipinos are
no exception to it. The Spaniards
ruled them for three hundred years
and they .were never willing sub
jects. Spanish blood was mingled
with theirs, but that "didn't change
their nature, for they chafed under
the Spaniard all the same, and taught
their children to hate him. The
Spaniard has ceased to be an object
of their hatred now, for he has passed
out of sight, if not out of memory,
and the hatred that was centered
upon him has been transferred to
the American, who has taken his
place as ruler, and is rul
ing with a , rigor that the
Spaniards never equalled. The
Spaniard, imprisoned and shot,
but the American corralls, im
prisons and hangs,, burns and lays
waste, pursues the methods of Wey
ler in Cuba and Kitchener in South
Africa, methods thajt war upon the
innocent, on the Tfoman and the
child, who really suffer more than
the man in arms does; and some of
our officers in command are so re
lentless in their warfare that they
declare they would make the "re
bellous" districts such a waste that
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a bird would starve in inem.
These are the "pacified" people
we have heard so much about; this
is what American officers think of
them, and these are the materials
out of which the vdvoos.te of th
quiet, peaceful and obedient "sub
jects" that is the word not citi
zens for they never expect to make
citizens out of them, or change the
Filipino nature and make an Amer
ican out of a Filipino, j
IT P&OVES HOTHING. V
The organs which support. the
Crumpacker bill lay much stress on
the light vote cast in the Southern
States, but entirely pass over as a
matter of no importance the light
vote cast in the Northern States.
If the vote cast in a Southern State
should be made the basis of its rep
resentation, the same rule should
apply to the Northern States,
whether they have qualified suf
frage or not.
Mr. Crumpacker proposes to re
duce representation from the South
not because suffrage is restricted,
(although that is the pretence) but
because the qualified voters do not
turn lout and cast a full vote at the
elections. Here is an illustration
of the view they take of it, clipped
from the Philadelphia Press:
"The vote cast in the Missisisppi
State election, held November 5th,.
has just been officially declared." It
shows a total of 83,305 Votes cast for
five candidates running for Secretary
of State and 22,877 for State Treasurer,
or about as many votes as were cast
in three wards of Philadelphia the
same day. According to the last cen
sus Mississippi has 349,117 males twen-ty-ons
years of age and over, of whom
125.530 are white and 198,647 are col
ored. The latter are practically all dis
franchised either by law or by the
knowledge that no matter how many
votes they may cast they will not be
allowed to elect: any one to an office.
Taking the white male voters it is
found that 4,715 of them are foreign -born.
Deducting these 145,815 eligi
ble white voters are left. But as only
23.805 ballots were cast less than one
white man in six went to the polls.
Tbis indifference to the exercise of the
suffrage is the direct result of the dis
franchisement of the colored voter,
which discourages all opposition to the
Democratic party. The voters know
that Democratic candidates will win
and that they need not take the trouble
to go to the polls. As a consequence
the control of the party and of the gov
ernment of the State has fallen into the
hands of a little clique which uses
es them for its own advantage,"
This proves nothing, or if it did
the election returns from many of
the Northern States would apply
with as much force to them. There
never has been'an election held in
this or any other section of the
country where thousands of voters,
who had the right to vote, did
not fail to go to the polls, and as
every one knows who has had any
experience in politics one of the
most difficult tasks election man
agers have is to get out a full vote,
which they generally fail to -do no
matter how well organized the voters
may be or how hard they work.
This is the case in the South and it
was the case before there were any
lawn rentriottog onffrage. Alifjb
vote in a Southern State shows
nothing that it doesn't show in any
other "State, and it furnishes no
stronger argument to justify punish
ing the South than it does for punish
ing any other section.
THROUGH TO RALEIGH f JM'ES N MAC0MBER DEAD-1 MAJ- french strafe
Atlantic Coast line Train Makes
Close Connection to and '
; From Goldsboro.
SCHEDULE IN EFFECT TO-DAY.
BEIHGIHQ THEM TOGETHER.
The first organized movement, in,
a practical way, to bring capital and
labor-together, and prevent lock
outs and strikes, took shape in the
meeting held a few days ago in New
Voiv which was attended dv a
Mr. Schmitz, a theatrical man
of Chicago, had a bride thrown at
him as it were. Some time ago he
was travelling on a railroad in the
West, and on the train was Miss
Lucile Smith, niece of the late Gov
ernor Wade, of Colorado. The
young man happened to be standing
r' -jrrZ " on the platform, and the young lady
large nuuiu i ,m1orf.AnV to naas from one car to
ing CapiWU u vuw - fc
ized industries, the labor unions,
&nd the people who are not directly
identified with Y either of these, so
there were representatives there,
all well known and prominent, of
capital, labor and the public.
Short speeches were made by repre
sentatives of each of these, all ex
pressing a purpose to do everything
practicable to bring capital uu la
bor together, to work harmoniously
and do away with the friction and
disagreements that so often result
in lockouts and strikes, which cost
thost directly interested and the
country so much without any cor
responding gain tq"any one.
The result of this meeting was
the appointment of a committee of
thirty-six well known men twelve
r0nrnantinff capital, twelve labor
and twelve the public whose busi
ness it will be to formulate apian
tn nrevent conflicts between capita
them with guns, for they could keep j an(j iaDor and effect, without strikes,
their va on th Ban. but thev couldn't I , r.1nmanf. in tha event
i i flflfmiiniimp ,oiH"'
see the fellows who shot and stabbed
from behind. The towns and the
woods were full of "pacificos."
There are lots of pacificos there now,
chaps who take the oath of
allegiance, dance fandangos aronnd
the American flag, hobnob with
the Americans in daytime and at
night meet in their secret conclaves
and plot to murder and get rid of
the hated Americans. Possibly
there may be some exceptions to
this but that is the rule rather than
; " y JVl W ilHl III mmmmwrnrmt . - -
the exception, and that is evidently I capital and of its desire to p!ace ni,on
wW aLy P.uff v. ahead of the material welfare of the
men who work.
of disagreement. Senator iianna,
who has been active in this move
ment and has tdken great interest
in it, was chosen chairman of this
committee of thirty-six. In speak
ing of it he is quoted as saying;
"I should call the present move
ment a mutual disarmament in the In
dustrial world. To nothing can it be
more aptly likened than thedisarma
4 ir.nnnA' I would disarm
Ui" . "twh to trades
unions and of its. ruinous policy inai
i 1 ikik i aa- I
another. About that time the train
gave a lurch, and tossed the lady
not into the adjacent brushy but
into the arms of Mr. Schmitz. Af
ter that no introductions were ne
cessary; they became well acquaint
ed and were married a few days ago.
The town of Kaskaskia was the
first capital of Illinois. Jt was pre
dicted that it would be a great city
some day but it went into a. de
cline and there are now but, five
families In it. We don't know where
Kaskaskia is and she soon won't
know where she is, as she will soon
be eliminated from the map.
Mrs. Eoosevelt doesn't shake hands
with grown folks at her receptions,
but only with the children. Theo
dore doesn't have any receptions,
and doesn't shake hands with any
body. Sensible for both.
John D. Rockefeller's doctors
limit him to a diet of crackers and
milk. This is rough on John. But
there are a good many people who
nan't tret crackers and milk, and
that is rougher on them.
Recent Chaoses la Arrival sad Departure
of Trains as Recommended by Pro -dace
Exchange Allowed by the t
Railroad Authorities. I
Mr. O. W. Worth, chairman of the
Transportation Committee of the Pro
duce Exchange, which was recently
instructed to call upon the proper At
lantic Coast Line officials and en
deavor to secure a change in the
schedule of the incoming A. O. L.
train from the North so that the same
would' connect with the Southern
train from Raleigh, - reported yester
day to the secretary that the com
mittee's efforts were successful and
that the changes desired would be in
effect to day. -i
The Atlantic Coast Line also yester
terday made official announcement of
the change in the schedule which in
substance is that train No. 41 from the
North will in the future make close
connection at Goldsboro with Southern
train 35 to and from Raleigh, Greens
boro and points west thereof. A. C.
L. train 41 will arrive in the future
at 10:10 A. M.. instead of 9:25 A. M.
as before. The change is a welcome
one to the travelling public at large
and to business men especially.
, The Coast Line tram formerly ar
rived at Goldsboro at 6j45 A M., but
beginning to-day the arrival time will
be 7:15 and the leaving time 7:30. Pas
sengers from the North will thus have
fifteen minutes time for lunch, which
can be had at the Hotel Kennon,
adjoining the station.
With the change the public at
Greensboro, Durham, Raleigh, Clay
ton, Selma, Pine Level and Princeton,
who wish to spend a day shopping or
sightseeing in Wilmington can leave
home in Ihe early . morning, make
close connection at Goldsboro and
reach Wilmington at 10:10 o'clock,
having till 7 P.M. for the transaction
of business, make close connection on
their return at Goldsboro, reaching
home the night of the day they left
The Produce Exchange committee
which presented the matter of a
change to the railroad authorities con
sisted of Messrs. C. W. Worth. G. J.
Boney, J. T. King, 8. P. McNair and
H. L. Vollers.
CHRISTMAS AT POINT CASWELL.
Enjoyable Closing Exercises by the Public
School Children Friday Evening.
Special Star Correspondence.
Point Caswell, NO, Dec 2L
One of the most enjoyable treats that
our village people have witnessed
took place at our public school build
ing last evening, under the manage
ment of Miss Annie E. Paddison, the
principal. The school room had been
decorated with evergreen and vines.
A beautiful Christmas tree, which
presented a very attractive picture,
occupied one space, heavily laden with
choice and suitable presents. At 7
o'clock the services opened by the
children marching on the stage sing.
ing "The Happiest Time." men ioi
lowed the Christmas cantata, entitled
"Santa Claus' Dream," which was
creditably rendered by the entire
school. The fine singing by the chil
dren was a marked feature of tne oe
casion. Miss Paddison feels much in
debted to Mrs. D. J. Black for satiat
ing her in training the children In the
singing. . . .
After the cantata the present from
the tree were distributed, which were
greatly enjoyed by all. m .
There is ereat interest manifested In
this place in regard to education and
Miss Paddison received many con
gratulations from the patrons and
friendVof the school for the efficient
manner in which she has conducted it.
NORTH CAROLINA WATER WAYS.i
Well Kiowa CHUen of the Coaaty Passed
: Away Friday Nltbt-Faoeral Will
Mr.' James N. Macomber, an esteem
ed citizen of New Hanover and for
many years a resident of Wilmington,
died Friday night at 11 o'clock at his
home near Wrightsville Sound after
an illness . of several months with
Bright's diaease. Although Mr. Ma
comber had been in poor health for
some time, his death was rather sud
den and the news yesterday came to
his friends here and elsewhere as a
surprise and shock. J " i ; .
: Mr. Macomber was In the 68th year
of his age and was of a family that in
years gone by was one of the moat bx"
tensive real estate owners in the
county. His venerable mother passed
away only a week ago at Richmond,
in the 97th year of her age and was
buried here. -
For many years prior to, during and
after the war deceased was agent in
Wilmington of the Southern Express
Company, but in - late years he
has been engaged in farming and
merchandising in the country. He had
been a justice of the peace of the
county and for many years he had
been tax lister for Harnett township.
He took a lively interest in county af
fairs and was often called upon to
perform public duties in his township,
which he always "did with pride and
Of the original Macomber family
there is now only one remaining mem
ber, Mr. Robert E. Macomber, a
brother of the deceased and a promi
nent business man of Richmond, Va.,
being a member of the firm of Nolan
& Co., leading jewellers.
The funeral of the deceased will be
held from his late residence at 10
o'clock this morning and the remains
wilt be brought to Wilmington on a
Ijeacoast railroad train at 11 A. M. The
interment will be in Oakdale ceme
tery. NAVAL STORES OUTLOOK.
Citizen of Atlanta Well Kaowa fa Wll
' mission asd Payetteville; Died Snd-
denly Wednesday AfteraoosD. l: Q
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Atlanta Constitution, 19th.
While talking to a little girl In the
store of W. EL Beckman ryestei'day
afternoon shortly - after 1 4 V o'clock,
Major French Strange, a journalist,
and for many years a citizen of At
lanta, dropped dead from heart-disease.
He left his home and walked
to the store for the purpose of mak
ing a few purchases. He met. the' pro-'
prietor and asked a few questions
about trading stamps. MrBeckman's
little 5-year-old daughter entered the
store. Major Strange was always
fond of children, and he patted the
child on the head and asked her how
she liked the weather. As the child
was about to frame an answer. Major
Strange' staggered backward, reeled
and fell heavily to the floor.- By the
time Mr. Beckman could reach his
side- he- was dead. ' Death seemed to
have been instantaneous. 1
Major Strange had not made any
complaint during the day of feeling
unwell and when he left his home
to go to the store he appeared in good
The coroner, after an investigation,
decided that an inquest was unneces
sary. The body was removed to the
home on Norcross street.
French Strange lived in Atlanta
many years. He was a man of fine
education and of literary ability. At
one time he was editor of an Atlanta
weekly paper. He wrote for many
papers outside the State and was a
contributor of some of the leading
periodicals of the country. He was
quiet and reserved in his manner, but
had a large number of close friends.
He was born Feb. 3, 1837, at Fay
etteville, N. C, and would have been
65 years of age next February, He
was the youngest son of Judge Robert
Strange, of Fayetteville. He was a
brave Confederate soldier," having
ranked as major under General Lee.
His children are L. H. Strange, Miss
Mamie Strange, Mrs. E. L. Lippitt, J.
B. Strange, Kirkland Strange and Miss
Minnie Strange, of Atlanta; Mrs. Rob
erf Sanders, of Florida; Mrs. J. H.
Thrie, of Pittsboro, N. 0., and Barrett
Strange, of Birmingham.
Has Disposed Finally of the Case j
So Far As the Navy Depart
: taent Is Concerned.
APPROVES MAJORITY OPINION
Declines the Application of Admiral Samp
son to Make lnqnlry Into the Qies- .
s tloa of Command and Declined
to Hear Schley's Counsel. ,
B? Telegrapb to tne Morning Btar.
Washington, Deo. 2L Secretary
Long has disposed finally of the
Schley case, so far as the Navy De
partment is concerned, by acting upon
the findings aind; conclusions of. the
court of inquiry.
He approves the findings of fact
and the opinion of the full court; he
approves tne majority opinion,
Retarded la Savannah as Enconrsging for
Hifher Prices Pntares Are Exceed
ingly Scarce Just Now.
Bills Introduced in Congress by Repre-
sentatives Thomas and Small.
Congressman Thomas, of the Third
district, has introduced a bill in Con
gress providing that the sum of $9,500
be appropriated to be paid out of any
money in the treasury not otherwise
exnended, to be immediately availa
ble and to be expended by the Secre
tary of War for works of improve
ment and maintenance of Bogue
Sound, between Swansboro and More
head City, in removing the shoals up
on waich the depth of water is the
least between said points, completing
the work of improvement in the sound
already partially done under the pres
ent anproved project.
Mr. Small, of the First district, has
introduced a bill authorizing the ap-
Savannah News, 19th.
For .the last day or two buyers of
spirits of turpentine in the Savannah
market have been inquiring among
factors to ascertain upon what basis
they can get futures for May-August
delivery. This is the season to con
tract for spirits for delivery during
- -If present indications count for
much it seems that this effort to get
contracts will be the same as that of
last year, and will fail for the same
reason, which was the unwillingness of
buyers to pay the asked price. They
are now bidding anywhere from 35c to
37c, but factors state they are not
even prepared to umk Business witu
such bids, and may not be able to do
so until buyers get up around 40c.
The current belief is that producers
will not be willing to authorize their
factors to sell for much less, if even at
this price, so that it seems a change ot
sentiment on one side or the other
must come before any business will
result. Producers claim that the pine
forests are rapidly disappearing, and
that the consumption of spirits is in
creasing yearly. Under these condi
tions they naturally look fer the ar
ticle to appreciate in value.
Two years ago producers sold fu
tures in this market at from 40c. to
42c when the price reached the high
est on record, going to 54c. This
caused producers to go slow in making
future contracts, so slow, in fact, that
they did not enter into any last season
for delivery mis season, dujbib
would not pay the prices asked. Ex
actly the same conditions confront the
trade this season, with buyers bidding
one price, and producers asking con
At the moment the outlook for the
naval stores market is bright, with
the tendency decidedly upward.
Trade conditions do not seem to be af
fecting this market adversely. Sev
eral will profit by the rise, and among
them the National Tank and Export,
which has an immense supply of spir
its said to have been bought consider
ably below the present market price.
The deceased was the son of the late
Judge Strange, and a brother of the
late Col. Robert Strange. Capt. JW.
Strange and Mrs. Margaret Strange
Huske, wife of the late Rev. Dr. J. C.
Huske, rector and rector emeritus of
St John'scburch.Fayetteville. He mar
ried Miss Mary Sanford, daughter of
the late John W. Sanford, was a prac
titioner at the Fayetteville bar, besides
engaging in merchandising, the firm
being 8trange & Waterbury, on Green
street. After the death of his first wife
he married Miss Mary Haughton,
daughter of; Lawrence Haughton,
or nttsboro. ;
PENDER SUPERIOR COURT.
Adjourned Thursday Night and Judge Allen
Came to Wilmington for Hearing in
Chambers-Prisoners for Roads.
, Pender Superior Court for the trial
of both civil and criminal cases ad
journed Thursday night for the term.
The case of A. E. McNeill, of Bur
gaw, against the S. A. L. railroad for
alleged negligence of one of defend
ant's employes in directing plaintiff to
a wrong train at Monroe, N. C. when
he desired to go to the bedside of a
Eick son at Rock Hill, S. C, resulted
in a verdict of f 100 for plaintiff. The
amount sued for was $5,000.
Judge Allen while at Burgaw gave
the New Hanover convict squad a
very material reinforcement. Sheriff
W. W.'. Alderman and a deputy arrived
in the city yesterday, bringing with
them four prisoners whose sentences
aggregate three years and eight
months. They are all colored, and
are as follows: Otis Fennell, six
months each in two cases of larceny
and six months for burglary; J. M.
Mitchell, six months for disposing of
mortgaged property and four months
for larceny and receiving; Jackson
Hand, twelve months for housebreak
ing, and Andrew Jackson, four months
for larceny and receiving.
The only cost to New Hanover for
the prisoners is railroad transportation
amounting to $2.70 each and their keep
during term of service.
A Bid PEANUT ROAST.
aV AfrAlt VII I A1 lO LIIO UHlt
"lddisS labor Of it. distrust of
TK shin subdsidy Republicans in
Congress who are opposed to arid pointment of a board of engineers to
. . . . i vnfon I nnnaidnv the subject of an inland
land lrngauon, uwpo w 6
for their Bcheme by swapping with
Repnblican irrigationists who are
opposed to subsidies
what General Chaffee thinks, and
as far as known this is what the ma
jority of the American officers in
command in he Philippines think.
None of them have any confidence
in the sincerity of these people
when they profess loyalty, and very
few of them believe that they will
ever become 'good Americans."
. , Even the commission sent over
thereby the late President McKin
ley in its report on the plan of gov
ernment it has established, remarks
that all of the islands save five are
peaceful, and that it is possible for
one to travel . unprotected from
- town to town in ihe day time, which
Both should be
hmntfht together on a platform of mu
tual good will.'-' . . ...
Do you think a rule can be laid
down to which labor and capital will
agree Sat will result in preventing
labor troubles in the future?" -
"Id It will be made a success if
untiring effort can do it."
If this movement succeeds, and
there is no good reason why it
The Philippine Commission in its
report informs us that in all but
four of the islands there is peace.
Right on the heels of this comes a
a call from Gen. Chaffee for more
nnn aider the subiect of an
waterway from Norfolk in the State of
Virginia to Beaufort inlet in the 8tate
of North Carolina, the survey for
which was made by Maj. Lucas, of the
Wilmington Corps of Engineers, and
others about a year ago. The bill does
not include the Wilmington water
way some time ago urged by the
Chamber of Commerce here. ,
Sir Robert Ball, the English as
tronomer, says that in about 60,000
years the days will be 48 hours long.
. Th A thirtv day note won't come
should not, as all present seemed to uoxini to see a fellow quite so soon,
be inspired by the desire that it -
should, it will be a grand triumph of beat aid WOmAn in the Gov-
sense and reason over mecnoas uui .rnment service is a Texas gin, misa
have so often culminated in conflict.
riot and disaster, in wmcn me
stronger triumphed over the weaicer,
, and in wmcn all lost muon.
LUlian Norton, who is cniei oi me
division of finance in the postoffice
department and gets $2,250 a year.
Judge Meares Not a Candidate.
Regarding the rumor that the friends
of ex-Judge O. P. Meares were begin
ning a strong fight for him for the
Collectorship of this port, tne btab
learned yesterday that the endorse
ments were secured for him by a num
ber of representative men, entirely
without his knowledge. When Judge
Meares heard of the movement in his
behalf, it is stated that he thanked his
friends kindly, but stated that upon no
consideration would he allow his name
to be presented for the place.
Fire Destroyed Nearly Fifty Thousana
Bushels at Suffolk Friday Mornlnf.
The following special to the Ral
eigh News and Observer from Suf
folk, Va., will be read with interest
by peanut growers in Eastern North
"Nearlv fiftv thousand bushels of
peanuts roasting at 4 o'clock this morn
ing in the midst of a snow storm,
made a scene and scent the like of
which had never, been experienced by
anybody here. The Suffolk Peanut
Company's principal . storage ware
house was blazing, and millions of
white peanut hulls burned to the light
ness of cinders, were drawn skyward
in the draught, and by the glare of
thecongflagration they could be seen
to meet and melt myraids of falling
flakes. The loss is 133,503; insurance
$28,500. The origin of the Are is unknown."
What Will the Harvest Be?
Fayetteville Observer 21st: "Two
hundred packages of whisky, ranging
from one quart to five gallons each,
came in on one train by express yes
terday. It is estimated that seven
hundred dollars worth of whisky ar
rived here yesterday by express
Schooner's Mate Held.
Chas. W. Summerland, mate on the
schooner Abbie O. Cole, was held in
the sum of $50 for the higher court by
Justice Fowler yesterday afternoon.
The mate is -charged with making an
assault with a deadly weapon upon a
member of his crew, and gave the re
quired bond. He was discharged.
Published Account oKan Assault Upon the
President Emphatically Denied.
By Teiegrann to tne Horning Btar
Washington, Dec. 21. Both at the
White House and British embassy, an
emphatic denial is made of the pub
lished story of the assault alleged to
have been made upon the President
Thursday afternoon." The President
himself declares tne story is not true,
and authorizes the denial of it. Lord
Pauncefote, the British amDassaaor,
who is said to have been a witness of
the assault, emphatically denies- the
statement The story of the assault
grew out of the fact that an intoxica
ted man was lurching along Massa
chusetts avenue Thursday afternoon
as the President was taking his
daily walk, and that the man brushed
against the President. A secret ser
officer arrested the man. but it is
understood he was soon afterward re
A FLORIDA FEUD.
where there is a difference in
the court; he, holds that the court
could not have entered into a consid
eration of the question of command
at the battle of Santiago, and finally
he accepts the recommendation that
no further proceedings shall be had.
The secretary also has declined the
application of Admiral Sampson
to enter upon an inquiry into the
nnnRtionof command, and has notified
Admiral Schley's counsel of that fact
as a reason for declining to hear them
on that point. -
Secretary Long's approval of the
majority report was as follows:
"The department has read the testi
mony in this case, the arguments of
counsel at the trial; the court's find
ings of fact, opinion and recommend
ation; the individual memorandum of
the presiding member; the statement
of exceptions to the said findings and
opinions by the applicant; the reply
to said statement by the judge advo
cate of the court and his assistant, and
the brief this day submitted by coun
sel for Rear Admiral Sampson travers
ing the presiding member's view as .to
who was in command at the battle of
Santiago. . s
"And, after careful consideration,
the findings of fact and the opinion of
the full court is approved.
"As to the points on which the pre
siding member differs from the opin
ion of the majority of the court, the
opinion of the majority is approved.
"As to tne iurtner expression ui un
views by the same member with re
gard to the questions of command on
the morning of July 3rd, 1898, and of
the title to credit for the ensuing vic
tory, the conduct of the court in mak
ing no finding and rendering no opin
ion on those questions- is approved
indeed, it could with propriety take no
other course; evidence on these ques
tions, during the inquiry, having been
excluded by the court.
'The department approves the rec
ommendation '.of the court that no
further proceedings be had in the
"The department records its appre
ciation of the arduous labors of the
whole court. ,
(Signed "John D. Long,
"Secretary of the Navy."
Secretary Long to-day issued the
formal order dissolving the Schley
court of inquiry. The order was com
municated at once to Admiral Dewey,
president of the court, who acknowl
edged its receipt, and said that in con
formity with the . order of the secretary
he had announced the dissolution of
the court. ....
When seen at his hotel this af
ternoon Admiral Schley stated that he
did not care to make any comment
whatever upon the action taken by
Secretary Long on the findings of
tha court of inquiry. The admiral
said that he would leave Washington
on Monday next for New York city,
wbere he will remain for an indefinite
period. Messrs. Kayner ana league,
of counsel for Admiral Schley, were
in Baltimore today, and in their ab
sence the admiral was not prepared to
say whether any further action would
be taken in his behalf at the Navy De
nartment. or in Congress, or whether
or not a final appeal to President
Roosevelt would be made.
MacClay Asked to Resign.
The following order was made pub
lic this afternoon by Secretary of War
"Navy Department, Washington,
Dec. 20. Rear Admiral A. 8. Barker,
Commandant Navy Yard,New York
Sir: I am directed by the President to
ask Edgar S. MacClay, special laborer,
general store-keeper's office. Navy
Yard, New York, to send in his resig
nation. Very respectfully,
John D. Long. Secretary."
Arbitrary and Tyrannical.
BALTiMORB,Dec. 21. Isidor Rayner,
attorney general of Maryland and
counsel for Admiral Schley, when
shown the decision of Secretary Long
to-day, declared that "the whole pro
ceeding is arbitrary and tyrannical,"
and manifested great surprise and in
dignation. "You ask me," he said, "what our
next step will be. I do not know unless
thn President intervenes. There is
Durham Sun: ' Mrs. J. AL :
Sjkes, of Durham, has a cow that is
worth having. -Friday morning the
cow gave eleven-quarts of strained
milk, and when " at her best, makes
two and a half pounds of butter a
dayT ' ; "
Elizabeth City Carolinian', he
long rows of machines in the Aloe-'
marie shirt factory that at one time ;
maintained such a busy hum and fur-
nished employment to so many peo- -pie,
are now being taken down and
packed to be shipped to Washington,
N. U., where they will cooperate with
the factory there, and thus create one '
of the largest factories in Eastern Caro
lina. ' -
Sanford Express: There is talk
of a largo bleachery "being established
here at an early date. Parties who are
interested in the proposed enterprise
have had the water in a creek near
town analysed and find it to be excel
lent water for a bleachery. 8ince
the cherry tree fraud has been exposed
it is found tnat its victims are in near-'
ly every section of this and adjoining
States. Some women lost as high an
$20. There is little hope of securing
any of the money' of which they have
Rocky Mount Spokesman:
There is talk of another oil mill being
established in Rocky Mount .
While riding along the road last Sun
day morning Mr. W. O. Wells waa
stricken with paralysis and fell from
his buggy. He was found just before -sunset
Sunday evening, was carried
to a house nearby and died in about a
half hwmr aH.erwul " As th last '
meeting of the stockholders- of the
Rocky Mount Sash and Blind Factory .
they decided to increase their stock
$5,000 for the purpose of enlarging
Wilson Times: Thursday Mr.
John C Daniel found Nathan Wooten
(col.) lying dead in the road about
a mile below Saratoga, in this county,
near Mr. Jim Bryant's home. Blood
had run down over his face from a r
wound on his head, which looked as
if the man had been shot Mr. B. W.
Wilson, who was coming to Wilson,
soon came along and later reported
the matter to the sheriff and made the
affidavit which is necessary before the
coroner can act It was told that the
horse and buggy of Woo ten's had
been found in the possession of a
negro of unsavory reputation and
that Wooten left Wilson with a hun
dred dollars. This negro, Ben Prat
ten, has not been seen since. -
Winston Journal: A nut farm
is one of the latest endeavors in the
way of enterprise by one of our citi
zens. Mr. Frank Jenkins, who has
just returned from Texas, has pur
chased a large quantity of plants and
is arranging to go into the nut raising
business on a large scale. Oapt R. A.
Jenkins has a farm two miles north
west of Winston admirably' suited for
this business and Mr. G. F. Jenkins is
now having planted there six thousand -plan
te of pecan, walnut and chestnut .
It will require a number of years be
fore these plants win grow sumcienuy
to bear. There are now planted on
this farm about two thousand fruit
trees and it is expected to Increase this
number to five thousand.
Smithfield Herald: Mr. J. W.
Talton killed a hog recently which
weighed 552 pounds after being
dressed. A few days ago a cow
on th- farm of Mr. Alex Braswell, of
Boon Hill township, was seen Acting
very strangely. It was first thought
that she might have hydrophobia as
she was frothing and bleeding at the
mouth Before they could catch the
cow and see what was the matter with
her one of the boys went into the
mule's stall and found the cow's
tongue in the feed trough with the
print of the mule's teeth on it The
cow's and mule's stalls adjoined and
it is supposed that the cow was trying
to steal the mule's feed through the
cracks when the mule decided to put
an an end to it by biting off the cow's
AT PITTSBURG, PA.
Two Boilers In a Steel Mill BurstSeven
Men Badly Scalded and Many Others
By Telegraph to the Horning Btar.
Pittsburg, Dec 21. For the third
time within seventy-two hours Pitts
burg steel workers have been killed or
maimed by terrific explosions. Fol
lowing on the heels of the awful disas
ters at the Bono furnace oi J ones cc
McLaughlin on Thursday, and at the
Black Diamond Steel Works jyester
day, the city was shocked this morn
ing by the report of another explosion
at Binger-Nimick's west end plant of
the Crucible.Steel Company of Ameri
ca, in which seven men were scalded, -one
badly -cut and twenty or thirty
others slightly injured.
- At 6:55 o'clock two of the battery of
five boilers used to operate the sheet '
mill exploded with , terrific force.
Realdino water nlaved havoc among
the workmen, who had just set in for
thn while nieces of the boilers
used great destruction to the mm
property. Of the seven men scaiaea,
two, it is said; cannot recover.
The cause of the explosion was
frozen pipes which supplied, the two '
boilers of the five with water. This
freeze came some time early this morn
ing. MISSINQ MISS CR0PSEY.
Admiral Dewey, wbetner ne agrees
it or not We will determine next
week what proceedings we will
A Young Qlrl Said to be Held by a Negro
at Rocky Mount. V
By Telegraph to the Morning star.
Elizabeth City, N. C, Dec 21.
power in the courts to compel the sec-1 A ietter received by-W. H. Oropsey
retary to file the dissenting opinion of I Mf-K,- frnm Roofer Mount N. O..
signed George Hotteso, stated that 1 a
young girl was being held in that
vicinity by a negro woman. She had
been left there by a man who had not
returned. The girl witt not give her.
name, saying that she is afraid her
father will kill the young man who
placed her in charge of the woman.
The girl is thought to be the missing..
Nellie Uropsey. vjmei oi iruioo
Dawson communicated with the chief
of police of Rocky Mount, but with
out results. Two members of the
citizens' committee left to-day for
Rocky Mount to investigate
Battle Between Hogans and Dormans.
Two Killed and Two Wounded. 1
By Telegraph to the Morning Btar.
Sandebson, Fla., Dec 21. A ter
rific battle occurred at 6 :30 o'clock to
night at Lee's tie-camp, five miles
from here, between the Hogan and
Dorman families, all of whom are well
known in this section. A feud has
existed between the families for a long
time, and on former occasions a fight
was almost precipitated, in tne oatue
tn-nlcht the &rinsr was intense for a
few minutes. The dead are Joshua
Hocan and Willis Dorman. The
wounded are Andrew Nain and Thad
Dorman, who is said to be fatally
hurt. Lewis Dorman is mysteriously
missing and though his friends are
looking for him he has not yet been
Secretary Qsje's Place Offered to Oov.
Crane of Massachusetts.
By Telegraph to the Morning Star.
Washington, Dec 21. While no
official confirmation can be obtained
at the White House it is believed that
President Roosevelt has offered the
Treasury portfolio to Governor Crane,
nf Massachusetts, and the latter now
has the idea under advisement, une
of the difficulties in the way of Gov
ernor Crane's acceptance is under
stood to be his connection with, the
paper company at Daiton, mass.,
wnicn iurnunes ine paper mr govern
ment notes. This paper la preparea
by a secret process, and the govern
ment's contract with the Dalton com
la a laree one. Should Gov.
Crane accept the Treasury portfolio it
it considered probable that he would
dispose of hia interest in the paper
Boston, Dec. 2L A telephone mes
sage from Dalton, Governor Crane's
home, received here to day, says that
Governor Crane is considering the
question with great thoroughness and
is inclined to accept the position.
Family and personal considerations
cause the governor's hesitation.
Charles Foy, the Negro Who Killed Day.
ton H. Miller in West Virginia.
By Telegraph to the Mernlng Btar.
Bristol, Tenn., Dec 21. Dayton
n .mi x 4V Tkl. !
XX, jnuier, treasurer ui mo win,
company, who was shot at Town
Creek, Va., yesterday by Charles Foy,
died tbis evening. Miller's home was
in Philadelphia. Charles Williams,
who was shot by the negro at the
same time, may recover.
The officers captured Foy last night
and hurried him across the mountain
A OT'a V In ulvanM of a mOD Of
mw mm who had determined on
lynching the negro. The jail at Wise
is being guarded with the hope of pre
venting a lyncning.
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