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The News and Observer.
VOL. LIII. NO. 63.
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Os THE MINISTERS
Western Conference Meets
Next at High Point,
CASE OF REV, J. A. CLARKE
Guilty of Imprudence Only, he is Firmly but
Gently R primanded —Mr. Crater’s
Case Referred for Action to his
(Special to News and Observer.)
Monroe, N. C.. Nov. 24. —The sixth and
last day's session was called to order
promptly at nine this morning by Bishop
Coke Smith, who requested Rev. J. N.
Huggins to conduct the opening worship.
The call of -he twentieth question was
resumed and completed in two hours. The
various boards and standing committees
submitted reports which were adopted.
Rev. H. M. Blair was re-elected editor
of the North Carolina Advocate.
High Point was chosen as the place of
next year’s annual meeting
The case against Rev. A. A. Crater was
raferredu for action to his presiding elder
and in the meantime Crater is suspended
from all ministerial functions owing to
charges pending against him which are
understood to have grown out of several
Conference adjourned at one ‘o'clock
and re-assembled at half past two with
Rev. Dr. las. Atkins presiding. Rev. J.
M. Rhodes, of Littleton Female College,
and Mrs. Lucy Robertson, of Greensboro
Female College, and Mrs. C. E. Mason, of
Charlotte, representing the Woman’s
Home Mission Society, were introduced
to conference and addressed the body
which adjourned at five and was called
to order again at seven o’clock with Dr.
Jas. Atkins in the chair.
Resolutions of thanks to the people of
Monroe were passed by a rising vote for
The trial committee in the case of Rev.
J. A. Clarke, charged with immorality
at Connelly Springs, brought in their re
port, the verdict being that Clarke was
guilty of imprudence but not immorality
and that he be reprimanded in open con
ference, which was done by Bishop Smith
in a firm but gentle manner.
The secretary announced the death of
Rev. M. V. Sherrill at his home in Lin
coln county and the secretary was diect
fd to send a message of condolence to
the bereaved family.
A resolution was offered thanking the
Bishop for his presence and courtesy dur
ing the session, which were adopted by
a rising vote. Rev. S. P. Douglas was
located on motion of Presiding Elder
Scroggs. After making remarks appro
priate to the occasion Bishop Smith read
the following list of appointments:
ASHEVILLE DISTRICT—R. H. Parker,
Asheville, Central. Frank Siler.
Asheville, Haywood Street, J. E. Gay.
North Asheville. E. K. McLarty.
Bethel, J. W. Moore.
Weaverville Station, A. W. Plyler.
Weaverville Circuit, L. B. Aberuethy.
Swannoah, G. W. Crutchfield.
Cane Creek, J. D. Gibson.
Hendersonville Circuit to be supplied.
Hendersonville Station. W. M. Curtiss.
Ivey supplied by D. R. Proffitt.
Bald Creek, J. W. Campbell.
Burnsville to be supplied.
Marshall, J. S. Ragan.
Hot Springs, T. R. Wolf.
Old Fort, to be supplied.
SHELBY DISTRICT.—J. H. Weaver,
Presiding Elder. »
Shelby Station, C. F. Sherrill.
Shelby Circuit, D. F. Carver.
Gastonia, Main Street. H. F. Chreitz
Gastonia, West End, J. H. Bradley.
King’s Mountain, G. D. Herman, E. L.
Bethel, J. F. Armstrong.
Bellwood, W. F. McGhee.
Polkvilie, J. W. Clegg.
Palm Tree, J. F. Totten.
Cherryville, J. W. Ingle.
Lincolnton Station, T. T. Salver.
Lincolnton Circuit, J. H. Bennett, sup
Stanley Creek, J. H. West.
Mt. Holly, W. H. L. McLaurin.
Lowesville, J. J. Gray.
South Fork, W. H. Boring.
McAdensville, R. N. Courtney.
Lowell, L. T. Mann.
Bessemer City, G. G. Harley.
Rock Springs, B. A. York. »
Professor Trinity College, P. T. Dur
FRANKLIN DISTRICT.—J. A. Cook,
Andrews, J. A. Sronce.
Bryson City a*d Nantahala, V. L.
Dillsboro, Sylva and Scotts Creek, T. S.
Franklin Station, E. L. Bain.
Franklin Circuit, J. H. Moore.
Glenville, J. J. Edwards.
Hiawasee, A. G. Loften.
Haysville, C. P. Goode.
Macon, J. C. Postell.
Murphy, A. T. Bell.
Robbinsville, O. P. Ader.
Webster, E. Myers.
Whittier and Chefokee, A. W. Jacobs.
MORGANTON DISTRICT—T. E. Wagg,
Morganton Station, R. D. Shecrill.
Morganton Circuit, J. B. Carpenter.
Connelly Springs, A. E. Wiley.
Table Rock, J. C. Mock.
Bakersville Station, J. J. Brooks.
Elkpark, to be supplied.
Estatoc Circuit, supplied by S. L. Mc-
North Catawba, J. D. Capester.
Marion Station W., H. W. Willis.
McDowell Circuit, L. E. Peeler.
Thenal City, J. D. Buie.
Rutherfordton Station, N. R. Richard
Forest City, L. L. Smith.
Henrietta and Caroleen, Z. Parish.
Broad River, W. O. Goode.
Green River. W. H. Perry.
Cliffside, to be supplied.
President Rutherford College, C. C.
Professor iiathematic Rutherford Col
lege, J. T. Erwin, W. G. Mallone.
SALISBURY DISTRICT—W. W. Bays,
First Church, H. L. Atkins.
Main Street, W. Y. Scales.
East Salisbury and Tarboro Station.
R. C. Barrett, J. C. Keever.
Spencer Station, T. A. Sikes.
Concord Central, J. A. B. Fry.
Forest Hill. J. N. Huggins.
Epworth, J. P. Davis. .
Concord Circuit, F. W. Bradley.
Mt. Pleasant. C. M. Pickens.
China Grove, E. N. Crowder.
Norwood Station, J. O. Shelley.
Cottonville and Big Lick, supplied by
C. E. Stedman. #
Albemarle Station, G. T. Rowe.
Albemarle Circuit, C. M. Gentry.
New London, H. C. Byrum.
Gold Hill, J. J. Eads.
Salem Station. P. W. Tucker.
Lexington Station, J. D. Arnold.
Linwood ant* Lexington Mission, D. P.
Salisbury Circuit, J. F. England.
M oodleaf, B. F. Carpenter.
MOUNT AIRY DISTRICT— J. J. Ronn,
Mt. Airy Station, F. L. Townsend.
Mt. Airy Circuit, W. L. Hutchins.
Rockp Ford. J. W. Long.
(Continued on Page Five.)
PAY OB BE SPANKED
Uncle Sam Won’t Shield Ven -
eznela from Consequence
of Debt Dodging. ,
(By tile Associated Press.)
Cologne, Nov. 24.—1 n an evidently in
spired note, the Cologne Gazette today
“England should certainly teach Vene
zuela a sharp lesson, since President Cas
tro refuses to recognize the demands of
justice and equity. Germany and other
States have also serious grounds for cora
llaint, and it is time the relations of
Venezuela towards foreign powers should
Washington, Nov. 24.—The State De
partment is thoroughly well-informed of
the length to which Great Britain, Ger
many, and other European powers pro
pose to go in their dealings with Vene
zuela. Great Britain and Germany have,
in fact, sounded the department to learn
whether any objections would be made to
active measures on their part to secure
the collection of debts due their citizens
on account of violated concessions and
the destruction of their property incident
to the internal dissensions -which have
raged in Venezuela for several years past.
The department has been extremely cau
tious in dealing with these inquiries,
but the substance of its replies in all
cases has been set cut in the declaration
of President Roosevelt that the United
States did not construe the Monroe Doc
trine to mean that it should shelter any
of the American republics against the
results of their own misdeeds or viola
tions of international amenity. The only
condition made by the President was that
the punishment inflicted upon any of th°se
South and Central American republics
by a European power must not Include
the seizure by hat power of any Ameri
REV. PR, W. E. CAVE CALLED TO
RALEIGH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
At a Meeting of the Congregation Sunday
Morning This was the Unanimous
Action of the Church.
The Presbyterian church has formally
extended a call to Dr. W. E. Cave, of
Paducah, Ky., to become its pastor.
This was done by the congregation Sun
day morning, and the call is a unani
mous one. After the morning service a
congregational meeting was held. Rev. G.
E. Strickler, of Richmond, who had just
preached a strong sermon, being the
moderator, and Mr. Geo. S. Allen the
The motion to extend the call to Dr.
Cave was made by Mr. Herbert W. Jack
son. When this was made it was car
ried bv a unanimous vote.
As heretofore stated in this paper it
is understood that Dr. Cave will accept
the call. stands his:h in his church
in Kentucky, and on a rec« nt visit, to
Raleigh the congregations which heard
him were greatly pleased.
Football Thanksgiving Day.
The football enthusiasts are looking for
a fine game of ball here on Thanksgiving
Day when the Richmond College eleven
and the A. and M. team meet. The
delegation from Richmond College is
coming on a special train for the game,
and to hoar the debate with Wake For
est at night.
Ttie visiting team is reported as a
strong>one, and the A. and M. boys are
rejoicing that Capt. Gardner, who has
not been able to play since the game
with V. P. I. will be in the tussle on
This will be the last game of the sea
son in Raleigh and a great crowd is ex
pected when the time of the kick off
Somehow cut-diamond rates are always
higher than the original prices.
RALEIGH. NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER Ufa 1902.
A DIAMOND JUBILEE
brate 75th Anniversary.
The Church Moving Forward on Elevation and
Temperanct—Eloquent Sermons by
(Special to News and Observer.)
Asheboro, N. C., Nov. 24.—After three
days of crowded work Sunday was a re
freshing day to the Protestants.
Dr. F. T. Tagg preached in the morn
ing in the Methodist Protestant church.
Dr. J. C. Berrien in the Methodist Epis
copal church, and Rev. C. H. Whitaker
in tlie colored church. In the afternoon
memorial services were held in honor of
the late Rev. J. H. Gilbreath.
An enthusiastic temperance meeting
was held in the Presbyterian church, Col.
In the evening Secretary T. J. Oyburn
preached in the Methodist Protestant
church, and Dr. Tagg for the Methodist
Episcopal. Mr. Oyburn stated that the
denomination has contributed a quarter
of a million on the Japan work and new
has thirty-five missionaries there. The
work is in a very prosperous condition.
A few months ago five new missionaries
sailed for Japan.
The services were all largely attended.
Rev. N. G. Bethece was ordained. Ashe
toro is free from Sunday trains, mails
and telephones. The young men attend
church There are no saloons in the
Saturday night Dr. J. C. Berrien ad
dressed the conference. He said the most
successful conferences are the ones most
true to denominational type. Our duty
lies in evangelization and edification. We
must win converts, we must build up
those who have been converted. In urging
an educated ministry, he said:
“One half of our presidents have been
college men, one-half of our Cabinet men,
two of every three of oujr Congressmen
of recent years, three out of five of our
Editor F. T. Tagg announced a move
ment to celebrate the 75th anniversary
of the founding of the denomination next
year in a Diamond Jubilee. He thinks
there is probability of a union of all
non-Episc«M)al Methodist bodies in Eng
land. All Methodism in America might
wisely unite if there were willingness.
The death of Rev. W. R. Gales was
announced to the conference and J. Nor
man Wills, of Greensboro, was authorized
to write a letter of sympathy to the be
The most interesting session was the
educational meeting Friday night. Rev.
C. E.‘ Farlines opened with an address
on “The Methodist Protestant Church in
America," He reviewed the history of
Protestantism in this country showing
how Romanism has been prevented from
control. He said that the creeds of
c-aluinistie churches have more or less
changed in recent years, and some doc
trines are kept in the background. That
Episcopal Methodism has given larger lib
erties to the city. There is a tendency
among caluinistic denominations toward
the doctrines of Methodism, and Episco
pal Methodism has already adopted some
Protestant principles of government.
Rev. J. F. McCulloch, chairman of the
Committee on the College Enterprise,
read his report, after which J. Norman
Wills made an earnest plea for educa
tion. He was followed by Prof. T. C.
Adrick, of the Liberty Normal College,
Rev. A. G. Dixon, Rev. W. F. Kennett,
Rev. N. G. Bethea and others.
ATTEMPTED AN ASSAULT.
Albert Bhouse, a Negro, Tried and BjundGvfr
to Superior Court
(Special to News and Observer.)
Winston-Salem, N. C., Nov. 24. —Albert
Shouse, colored, was tried here this af
ternoon and bound over to the Superior
court on the charge of attempting to
make a criminal assault upon the wife of
Mr. John Bottom, a young and well known
farmer, of this county. Shouse at first
denied the charge, but on trial he claimed
that ne was intoxicated and did not
know what lie did. Shouse and his
brother were arrested yesterday and car
ried before Mrs. Bottom. She identified
Albert at once as being the one who
attempted violence upon her in the yard,
ran her into the house and back into the
yard. Her screams frightened the negro
and he left without accomplishing his
ATTACKS TWO WOMEN.
Man Cuts Daughter’s Throat and Tries to Kill
(By the Associated Press.)
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 24.—A special to
the Banner from Rockwooc says William
Taylor cut the throat of Mary Weaver
from ear to ear, and tried to kill her
mother as they were walking along the
street this morning. Neither of the wo
men knew Taylor, and the reason for the
assault is unknown. Taylor has been
hurried to jail at Kingston to avoid
Two lost Coal Barges Recovered.
(By the Associated Press.)
Washington, D. C., Nov. 24.—Two of the
four coal barges lost in a gale off Hat
toras, while the auxiliary squadron was
on its way from Norfolk to Culebra Is
land, are believed to have been recov
ered by the Prairie, which has arrived at
San Juan, Porto Rico.
Several merchantment putting into Bal
timore report having sighted the other
two barges drifting off Hatteras and the
tue Hercules has been dispatched from
Norfolk to recover them.
WAR ON THE MORIN
Ministerial Alliance Opposes
Smoot's Election to the
(By the Associated Press.)
Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 24.—The
Ministerial Alliance of Salt Lake today
adopted resolutions strongly opposing the
proposed election to the United States
Senate of Reed Smcot, one of the twelve
apostles of the Mormon church. A copy
of the resolutions will be sent to every
Ministerial Alliance of prominence in
the country at once, and also probably to
I President Roosevelt, every Congressman
I and United States Senator, and every one
i prominent in political life. The resolu
! tions, in part, follow:
“We protest against this endeavor to
j elect Apostle Smoot to the United States
Senate as an endeavor to force upon the
citizens of Utah a union of the church
and the State.
“The election of a man who holds the
highest office save one in the gift of the
Mormon church to the highest office save
one in the gift of the people of Utah or
the United States would be a menace to
our civilized and religious beliefs. No
ether churen has dared to attempt such
an ecclesiastical invasion of Congress.
“The election of Apostle Smoot for the
j United States Senate would virtually be
the election of the will of the Mormon
first presidency and twelve Apostles to
“As a consistent member of the Mor-‘
mon apostolate, Apostle Smoot cannot
make an important move without get
ting permission or taking counsel of the
quorum cf Mormon high priests to which
he belongs. By virtue of his apostolic
vows he must act first as a Mormon
apostle and second or third as a citizen
of Utah and patriotic American.
“We protest against the proposed elec
tion of Apostle Smoot to the United
States Senate because the majority of
the Mormon apostolate to which he be
longs, and with which he works in har
mony, are living in polygamous relations
iin violation of covenants made to the
j people of the United States as well as in
| violation of the criminal statutes of
‘ Utah. The two or three apostles who may
I be living monogamous lives are obliged
; to defend the righteousness of the polyga
j mous system of marriage and to wink
Ual the law-breaking polygamous relation
oi their fellow-apostles.
“The Mormon apostolate stands as one
man before the community as directly or
indirectly encouraging or conniving at
the continuance cf polygamous rekitions
throughout the. Mormon church. The
vigorous and rigorous execution of the
, law like the Edmunds-Lucks law in this
: State would drive the Mormon church and
| the majority of its apostles into exile or
I throw them into prison within twelve
i months' and Apostle Smoot dare not op
j pose such polygamous conditions.
THE DAMAGE YET USKNOWN.
The Fire in the Atlantic Coast Line Offices at
(Special to the News and Observer.)
Wilmington, N. C., Nov. 24.—An As
sociated Press telegram from Wilming
tton early yesterday morning briefly told
of a fierce tire that was raging at 2:30
o'clock in the passenger station of the
Atlantic Coast Line in this city. The
fire is thought to have started from
spontaneous combustion in an oil and
waste room in the basement of the build
ing and it was nearly 4 o’clock when the
llames were finally under control. For
a time the passenger shed of the com
pany and a part of the shop buildings
were threatened. Under the shed were
a number of private cars belonging to
officials of the road which were quickly
shifted out into the yards beyond danger.
In the building which was destroyed
j were the offices of the general purchas
ing agent of the system and also that
of the general storekeeper of the com
pany. In these offices were millions of
blanks, books, office supplies, etc., and
it will be several days before anything
like a correct estimate of the damage
can be made Temporary quarters for
the burned offices have been established
in a store room in the Atlantic Inn
building, opposite the general offices on
Front street. The fire will cause great
inconvenience all along the line of the
1 road, as many of the blanks, etc,, were
j to be sent out on the supply train on
I the first of the month.
The Wilmington lodges of Odd Fellows
observed their annual memorial exer
cises last night in Fifth Street M. E.
church. There was a tremendous attend
ance and the services were very impres
The United States District and Circuit
courts convened here this morning,
Judge Thos. R. Purnell, of Raleigh,
presiding. There are nearly one hundred
eases for trial, fully two-thirds of which
arc for retailing liquor without lieens •
in the upper prohibition counties. There
are also quite a number in which the
charge is illicit distilling.
KILLED THBEE DEER.
Northern feuntars Delighted With Their Suc-
C 333 in Beaufort County.
(Special to News and Observer.)
Washington, N. C., Nov 24. —W. O.
Kimbler and F. A. Saitz came here last
week from Newark, N. J , hunting big
game in the Beaufort county woods. On
Saturday they got sight of four large
deer at long range and fired four times
at them, killing three. Tjiey also got
several wild cats while here, and this
morning as they boarded the moving
cars thred sets of deer’s horns were
handed up to them to prove their yarns
in the far north. “It's the greatest game
country on earth. We killed them all
within four hours, said Kimbler. We
are going to a nearby county for birds."
WRECK ON SOUTHERN.
In a Smashup Near Spartanburg one Person is
Killed and Two Badly Hurt.
(By the Associated Press.)
Charleston, S. C., Nov. 24.—A special
to the News and Courier, from Spartan
burg, S. C.. says:
In a railway wreck on the Southern
near Spartanburg this morning, at 1:40
the colored fireman was killed, and En
gineer Solomons seriously injured.
“Manny” Wilson, a colored passenger,
was dangerously hurt. The engine and
tender, mail and express car were demol
ished. Three wild freight cars that got
ltose at the junction ran into the pas
senger train. For half a mile dry goods,
clothing, mail and general merchandise
Suit Under Jim Crow Law.
(By the Associated Press.)
Richmond, Va., Nov. 24.—The suit of H.
W. Hawkes, colored, against the Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad for SIO,OOO, will be
argued in the Chesterfield county court
The plaintiff, who is a negro, who con
ducts a saloon at Wilson, Va., alleged
that he was riding in the Jim Crow car
of the defendant company, when the con
ductor insisted that the passenger be
longed in the white coach. Hawkes re
fused to go into the white coach and
put off the train at Chester.
De Rydzewski Re-enacts for
the Police the Details
of the Affair.
By the Associated Press.)
Paris, Nov. 24.—The Gore tragedy was
presented in a damatic aspect today,
when the French officials took De
Rydzeweki to the scene of the occur
rence and compelled him to re-enact
every detail of the affair, this being done
under the practice of the French law
which requires the reconstruction of the
tragedy in the presence of officials under
exactly the same conditions as it was
The chamber was arranged as on the
night of the fatality and the same
weapon was placed in De Rydzeski’s
hand to act. out his version. As far as
is known, the prisoner went through the
ordeal with fortitude without wavering
from his first story of the accidental fall
of the revolver.
De Rydzewski re-enacted the final
scene, giving complete details as to the
positions of Mrs. Gore and himself. He
said ho was lying on the lied, fully
dressed, while Mrs. Gore was seated at
the foot of the bed. her legs hanging
down on the side nearest the wall and
her head thrown backwards on the
feather quilt, which had been rolled to
form a cushion. Wishing to take some
thing from the night table, he said, he
knocked off the revolver, which went
off and the bullet struck Mrs. Gore in
As the bullet was found buried in the
hair of the victim, it is impossible to
verify the direction taken by the missile
otherwise than by the wound. As a re
sult of today’s examination the exam
ining magistrate lias decided to set De
Ifydzewski at liberty provisionally. Be
fore the party left the house, M. Bcr
tillon, the criminologist, who also is in
vestigating the case on behalf of the
police, arrived and took several photo
graphs of the room, after asking De
Rydzewski to place everything in ex
actly the same position it occupied at
the moment .of the tragedy. It is re
ported that as lie did this Do Rydzewski
evinced considerable emotion. He after
wards left in a cab, escorted by fwo
policemen, who conducted him to the
prison, where the necessary formalities
attending his discharge from custody
The case has assumed an international
aspect by the action of Consul-General
Gowdy in following out the instructions
of the State Department at Washington
and appointing a commission, composed
of four American doctors residing in
Paris, to conduct an independent post
M. Paquet, in behalf of Mr. Gowdy,
applied to the magistrate for possession
of the body and the official offered every
facility. He ordered that the remains be
turned over to the United States offi
cials, the only reservation being that
they be not removed fronj the morgue
until after the second autopsy, owing to
the requirements of the French law.
Thereupon the commission of American
doctors arranged to perform their au
topsy at the morgue tomorrow morning.
The American doctors were in consul
tation this evening with Dr. Soequet. the
French expert, whose first autopsy tend
ed to the accident theory. This was due
to professional courtesy, before begin
ning the independent autopsy. Dr. Soe
quet explained his results and theory,
leaving the Americans free to pursue
their own course.
The funeral has been postponed until
When a girl seems to have nothing at
all on her mind it is a sign she is man
aging a multiple-duplex flirtation with
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TRE SCENES SHIFT
IN THE COAL DRAMA
Mitchell and McVeagh Meet
in Washington To-day,
The Miners’ Represent',iv. s Bslieva the Com
panies Have Somethirg to Gffei--Indepen
dent Operators to Meet Coal Roads’
Preside! t> in New York
By the Associated Press.)
Scranton, Pa., Nov. 24.—The scenes of
the strike settlement negotiations have
been suddenly shifted from this city to
Washington and New York. Tomorrow
th^ committee of nino of the independent
operators expect to hold a conference
with the presidents of the coaP-carrying
roads regarding the position of the in
dividual companies and at the same time
a meeting between Wayne MacVeagh
and possibly other attorneys re present
ing the .road roads, and President
Mitchell and his attorneys will be held
in the national capital. Scranton and
the entire coal regions will, in the mean
time, wait with considerable interest to
hear what the Thanksgiving offering
The New York conference has been
known for twenty-four hours, though the
Washington meeting was decided upon
this evening The independents have
gone to New York to find out what the
large companies can do for shem in the
way of freight rates in case an increase
in wages is decided upon.* The mine
workers’ repreentative vvetn to Wash
ington to find out wat the large com
panies had to offer. Both ardently wish
for success, but it was not within theii
power to say what will be the outcome.
Although the miners’ representatives
did not know why they were summoned
to Washingtbn, they believe the com
panies have something to offer. Wayne
MacVeagh was in telegraphic communi
eattion at noon with Clarence S. Darrow,
Mr. Mitchell's leading attorney, and later
Air. MacVeagh called him up on the
long-distance telephone from Philadel
phia. Mr. MacVeagh said he wished to
have a conference with Mr. Mitchell and
himself, but as he was not feeling well,
he desired that they all meet in Wash
ington tomorrow instead of Scranton.
Mr. Darrow said that Mr. MacVeagh
did not tell him what he wanted the con
ference for, but he felt that Mr. Mac-
Veagh would not summon them to the
national capital if he were not clothed
with authority to carry on negotiations.
Mr. Mitchell’s party left here at 4:35
p. m., and are due to arrive in Washing
ton at 12:50 a. m. The mission of the
independent operators to New York la
best expressed in a statement made to
the Associated Press today by one of
the representatives of the small ’com
panies. wso said: ,
“The independent companies are pay
ing the miners as much now as they can
afford, and if an increase in wages is
granted by the largo companies the largo
| companies must give the independents a
lower freight rate to meet the increase
in wages. This is the mission of the
committee. If they refuse to make a
concession in freight rates or its equiv
alent then it is probable the defendant
companies will insist/upon the whole
matter being threshed out before the
The outlook for a settlement remains
hopeful, in fact, more hopeful than ever.
Conversations with attorneys, opal oper
ators and mine workers show that all
are wearying of the strife and are willing
to waive a point here and there in order
to end the uncertainty of the situation
and restore peace and harmony to the
community and the coal trade generally.
The “conciliation" or sub-committee of
the commission, Messrs. Parker, Wat
kins and Clark, was at headquarters all
day. but was not called upon to offer
its conciliatory assistance to either
WARRANT FJR WIFE DESERTER
Monroe Rogers to be Placed on Trial Next
(Special to she News and Observer.)
Durham, N. C., Nov. 24.—A warrant
has been issued and forwarded to Orange
county for the arrest of William Dezern,
charged with deserting his wife. Dezern
left his wife without anything in the
way of food supplies and with very little
of anything else, and took up his resi
dence in Orange.
Lillian, the 14-months-old daughter of
Capt. and Mrs. L. J. Glasgow, died this
morning about 4 o’clock, at the home of
her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
'Adams, on Liberty street. The funeral
services were held at 3 o’clock this after
noon, and the Interment was in the city
Durham Superior Court convenes next
Monday. It will be for criminal cases
only. The case of perhaps the most
prominence is that of the State vs. Mon
roe Rogers for the attempted burning of
the residence of Mr. W. B. Whitaker.
Rogers is the negro who som; of the
Massachusetts people jnade such a to-do
over and who was brought back here
some time ago from that State.
You can’t always tell from the way a
girl’s lips act whether she wants to kiss
you or wants you to kiss her.