v T 111 NO. 5. WHOLE N6u8it5:Mi ..IUMBRRTON, 3ST. C, AUGDST 28, 1902. i vr, . . ";- 4- 4. - .4.' 4 4 f .; - '.v Vvji v- -iv-S fr- ! cf .J-" - ' .-'J - ' 4 'f . '4.-' . r - -4--" "-r ' '": "-v'J -4-'- -"f :, vvv;"rT'4 : " 4t.44" r 444-- " - . ,V, ' -i ---"J , rl , - - - -' V . . , - vr ' i- ! 'f ' - 5. " . - , , - ' " - - f- . ' ' ' -K" " tf 1 .;-:-..:: --f -, V r. -: . ' 1 , -. ; '" " 3 .... ' J : l ' : . . . : r-- i . - . " 1 ' -. ..' 1 . - .... : 1 ' . -' - ' ...... f ! ' ' " . .:.i I'l it if- : $ nil m NEHNGLANttiTOUR President Speaks to Assemblage of 2 Workiflf Meo - MUCH ENTHUSIAS M ' MANIFESTED. Ten Thousand Toilers fleet Him and Present Win) With Magnificent Of i fcrlnjf of Flowers Hartford Cojnn., Special. President Roosafelt entered uponv Ma New Eng taad to.ur Friday. Leaviagi Ouster Bay m the - yacht 'ISlyphJ New Haven was Xho first-point visiteq. Tnere the Presi ient was driven aboit the city for an tour, aeoiapanicd by a military escort. On his arrival here in the af ternoon the President took another ride, this tim4 in a! Victoria automd biie. In Pops Park, one of the beautl . ful outlying .recreation spots of the :ity, the President-was greeted by 10, 800 working nien-who Dresented him with a magnificent floral horsehoe in r perihed: "WjDrkingmen's ! Welcome; to . Our Iresidetj" The President made a brief response -'. ';. : Five, thousand -men ' and omen Crowded the doliseum here at night 4o hear the address of the President. JLt least; two thirds of the audience were nrqrkingmc-n and the Enthusiasm mani fested by ibeji wheri the President air . hided to the rights of i the toiler fcroused the keenest j interest. Again In d again during his remarks, which rexe. based on an incident of the after Qoon, . the presentation of a floral horseshoe by the workingmen, the ' President was interrnpted by vocifer ous applause. . Such side, remarks as, I fioa't care how honest a man may be, if he is timid, he is ho. good," evok 2d prolonged " laughter. .-Again, in jpeaking of the isthmian; canal, he iroused -mirth 1 by saying that one of the problems in connection with the Sreat engineering feat would ' prpcure . F5G.C00 patriotic, i ambitious men to work, for a 10,000 fee. The President said: "Being drive'n iround your beautiful city I was taken r through Pope Park and stopped at a platform where I was presented with a great horseshoe of flowers, the gift of the workingmen of Hartford (loud ap plause to the President of the "United States. (Applause.) ; I listened to an idmirable little address by Father Sul livan. -Now. in his speech, he was kind -enough to allude to me personally, but he laid primary stress, as. he ought to lay it, upon the fact that it was a gift -Df welcome from thej wage-workers, ttpon womea ultimately this govern-, aieat depends, and he coupled the , wo.ds cf greeting with sentences in which he expressed i his belief that I would do all that I could to show my self a good represehtativebf the wage workers. Gentlemen, f should Ibe ut terly unfit for the position that I hold If I failed to do all that fn me lies, to ct, as light is given me, to act so as , to represent the best thought and pur pose of the wage-workers of "the Unit ed States. (Loud and continuous ap plause.) - . ..!-:'.- - .f Now at the outset of the twentieth - centhry. we are facing different and . somplex problems, problems social and economic., which will tax the best en srgie3 of all qf us to solve right' I think ycu will agree1 with me that in - the long run the best way in which to r erve any one set of our citizens is to serve all alike well, to. try to act in a Bpiritof fairness and justice to all; to give to each man his .rights; to safe- r guard each man in his rights, and, so tar as in me lies, while I hold my pres . Sat position,' I will be true to that con-'-tgption of my duty.' ; (Applause.) h President Roosevelt then continued as follows: ' "Prom : the days of Monroe, Clay ind the younger Adams,. we, as a peo ' Me, have always looked with interest tpon the West Indies and the isthmus 1 connecting" the two Americas, . feeling ihat anything happenmg in those - re gions must be of concern to our "wel fare --There is now ampler reason than Jver before for. this feeling. The.out zome of the Spanish war put us impos session of Porto Rico and;brought us into peculiarly close touch Vith Cuba; whiie the passage of ' the Hay-Paunce-s fote treaty t least cleared the way-for the continuation of the isthmus canal. Porto Rico, it is a pleasure to-say, may now serve as an example of the best " cnethods of admlnlsterihg our insulai possessions. So excellent have been the Effects of our administration concern pg this island that thfdr very excel lence has resulted In thuir being 'al Inost forgotten by those at home. There ; Is hardly a ripple of failure in ttii stream of our success; and so, as is apt to be our way, we do not think of it all. - First and foremost' in Porto Rico ye v ave consistently striven : to- get . the '.-Very -best men to administer the affairs - Of the asland. In making appoint , -. tnents to i. the insular service; it r is --j. necessary to disregard. any question ot . rtoere.pa ty expediency and to look-at .the Eiatter. solely.from . the standpoint j.of the honor of our. own nation and"bf i,-rpe wf ifare of the "island itself.- This ' has een the standpoint adhereavto in -". selecfi-ig the men whp represent our - joy lament, in Porto Rico Governor j V-4rcislrei'. attorney 1 Genera, Judges 9M $ nnttrdent of Educationevery; ;;.-. 5n9t In. consequence, " all Americans. :;r ; ?holld feel a real pride in the -way in " tJieir comPatr-ts - who are re- j ipoifeible for the government ,ot the ' E 5 lve" administered it. ' . - ";f- Cuba the prolojn wis - larger ao i complicated and morj 'difficult; ; . Herf again we kept -our promise absof' - t IsOr over three years we admin ' ; Jst( r ui itfon a plaalJjigher than it had - 1 evfr reahbed, before during the'four Sentu-.iea-since the Spanish first landed V j n its "Shores. We brought morarand Pa;'Sit ai. cleanliness into the govern? . We stamped out yellow fever; in an ::.ih estimable service, both to ,fchr - 0Wif- southern States. We estab. l oa irJ Vptnool system. We nade life to pro?city secure,' sa that industry t& 'J afaln - hegin to thrive) -'nThen. f - Rrl ji had laid deep and broad the .wiida.ttft.s lijjon wbK'h civil .liberty . uij iit!t.,ii independence. must rest; - We tuoi'l! n e 'island over to b? hands . M.'hofeev.hom tho people had chosen' MHae fdundi-.s'of a new republic. Cu ll oast always be related tQu? in in-' xernationai poiiucssne. musi in inter national affairs 'be to a degree a part of our political system: We expect her to adcept a political attitude taward us which : we: think wisest both for her and lis.- .-'K - . . - : 3efore we start on Uie construction of the canal; details of , our felatlons with the people owning,the soil have to be settled. When this has been done, the first question will come upon choos ing the commission which is to super vise the 'building of the canal. Here; again, we have to deal with an enter prise so vast and so far reaching in its effect that but one. thought is permis sible how to get the very best men in the nation' the urea of the highest en gineering and business- administrative skill who will consent to undertake the work. If possible I should like to see those- men represent j different sec tions and ' different political parties." But these conditions are secondary. The primary aim must be to get men who though able to control much greater salaries than -the nation . is able to pay, neverthless possoss the - pa triotism and the healthy ambition which will make them willing "to put their talents at the government's ser vice. " - - : !' '; "The Spanish war "itself aras an easy task, but it loft us certain other tasks which were much more difficult. One of these tasks was that of dealing with the: Philippines. The easy thing to do the thing appealed not onjy to lazy and selfish men, but to very many good aaen whose thought did not drive them lowruta the root of things was. to eave the islands. Had we done this a period of wild chaos would have su pervened and then some stronger power-would have stepped in and seized the island and have taken up the task which we, in such a case, would have flinched from; performing! A. less easy, but infinitely , more absurd course, would - have been to leave the islands ourselves and at the same time assert that we would not permit any one else to Interfere with them. This particular course would have combined all the possible disadvantages of every other course which was advocated. ' It .would have placed us in a humiliating' posi tion because when the ; actual test came it would have been quite but of the question for us, after some striking deed of savagery had occurred in the islands, to stand by and 'prevent the re-entry of civilization into them; while the mere fact of j our having threatened thus to guarantee the local tyrants and wrong-doers against out side interferences by : ourselves f; or. others, would have put I a premium uDon every species1 of tyranny and an archy, within the , islands. ' "Finally, there was the course which we adopted, not an easy course, one fraught with danger and difficulty. We made up our minds to stay in the isl ands, to down violence, to establish peace and order, and then to introduce a just and Wise civil rule (accompanied by a measure of self-government which should increase as rapidly as the isl anders showed themselves fit for it Well, it was certainly a formidable task, but think.of the marvelously suc cessful way in which' it has been ac complished. The first and vitally im portant feature was the .establishment of the supremacy of the American flag and this had to be done by1 the effort of thise gallant fellow-Americans of ourr to whom so great a debt isrdue the offi cers and enlisted men of the United States- army, regulars and volunteers alike. In a succession, of campaigns, : ? j -l '3- a i t against an elusive and treacherous foe, vastlv outnumbering them, under the most i, .adverse conditions of climate. weather and country, our-troops com- plentely broke the power of thiaansur gents, smashed their armies and har ried the robber bands Intel submission. I do not refer to the Moros,-with whom we have exercised the utmost forbear ance, but who may force us to chastise them if they persist in attacking our troops. Among the Filipinos proper, however, peace has come, j ' . "Step by step, as the army. conquer ed, the rule of the military was sup planted by the rule of the ivil authori ties, the soldier - was succeeded, by the civilian magistrate. . The j utmost- care has been exercised ih choosing the best type of Americans, for the, high civil positions,- and the actual I work of ad ministration has been so far as pos sible by native -Filipino officials serv ing under these Americans.- Our suc cess has been "wonderful, i No country has a more upright or abler body of officials than Governor'Taf t, vice Gov ernot Wright and their associates and subordinates in. the Philippine Islands. It" was, of course- Inevitable that there should be occasional - failure, but It lfl astonishing how few these have been. Each -inhabitant of. the Phillppineslis now guaranteed his civil and religious' - rights his i rights to Jif e, personal ; lib erty and the pursuit of happiness, sub ject only to not Infringing ' on the rights of others:, ft is : worth nothing that already the Philippine people have received a greater share of self-govern ment; that they; pave more to say as to-how they shall be governed than is the case with the people in the Orient, under European rule. In- short, we are governing the, Filipinos primarily in their interest ana for their very great benefit It1 would he hard to find in modern timesa) better example of sue cessful executive statesmanship Final lv. in Ihe-' Philippines, as In .Cuba: the instaneesi of wrong-dbirig by either our civil qr i military representatives jhave been astonishingly few and punishment has been meted with even-handed jus tice' to1 all offenders. . ? - -. "The awakening of the Orient means very mwch to all tne nations oi unnsi eidoin1 commercially, no less than po iitkalfyl and It would be short-sighted statesmanship on our part to refuse, to takft thd necessary teps for securing a propers, hare - for our pebble of ; this l ommerTlcial future. .The possession the Philippines Mas helped us, as the s?cuririiJof the open door in China has he oed ' fis.' - Already the ' government has tatol tbfl necessary steps to pro- viis for lthe laying, of a Pacific .cable tinder colnditions which safeguard -ab-soiuteiyilhe interest 'of( the American' P iIic. Olir commerce with the East Is Sowing, Iranid IV. - Events nave-aoun (!.iniiw ; i,aHfi.fi alike from!. the. mora n,i m&Hai Btndnoint..all thatve uave donj ,e fn the far East' as a seque Wwlth Spain. ALABAMA PRIMARY. Jelks Won Oyer Johnson, ia Monday'i Election. :4 V.' PRESENT GOVERNOR REELECTED The Former Ex-Governor and Ex- Tar ' Heel Defeated In Alabama's First Legal Primary. Montgomery, Ala., Special. In the Democratic primary, heldin this State Monday: for the nomination of candi dates' for State officers and congress ional representatives, Wm. D. Jelks, of Barbour, the present Governor, won oyer former Governor Jos. E. Johnston, of "Jefferson, for Governor, by. a major ity which will probably reach 20,000. The dav's m-imarv was the first held since the addition of the new consti tution, by which the negro is eliminat ed as a political factor in Albania, but the new organic law was not made an issue in the campaign. Today's result is equivalent to an' election in this State. The new constitution was en dorsed in its entirety by Governor Jelks, and ex-Governor Johnston also guaranteed to uphold it, although he opposed its ratification. R. M. Cunning ham, of Jefferson, defeated C. E. Wal- er, of Hale, by almost 20.000 majority or Lieutenafit Governor. The etlection of State officers by a general primary was an innovation in Alabama and the voting passed off -lquetly throughout State. R. R.L Poole, of Marengo, for Com missioner of Agriculture; Thomas L. Sowell, of Walker, for Auditor and J. Craig Smith, of Dallas, for Treasurer, had no opposition, they being accorded a second term by precedent. For At torney General, Alex Troy," of Mont gomery ; X? M. Garber, of Talladega; Massey Wilson, of Clarke, and former Congressman J. E. Cobb of Macon, were the contestants. It Js not believed that any one of the four contestants was nominated and a second primary will be held between the first-two re ceiving the highest vote, the State con stitution demanding that; the success ful candidate for. State office should have received the majority of all the votes cast For Secretary of State, J. T. Heflin. of Chambers, F. N.' Julian, of Cobert, and Jas. L. Tanner, of Jeff erson, "were the candidates and a second contest will probably .-be ordered be tween the' first, two as no nominating vote was received by any, ot the candi-t dates. In the contest for nomination for Superintendent of Education John G. Harris, of Montgomery, Thbnias L. Bulger, of Tallapoosa, Qhapell Corrie, of Montgomery, and J. W. Hill, of Etowah, was nominated. The following Congressmen were -nominated with op position: First district, G. W.'i Taylor; second district, A. A. -Wiley;; third dis trict, Sidney J. Bowie; sixth district, J. H. Bankhead; sevents district, John U Burnett; eighth district, Wm. Rich ardson; ninth district, Oscar W. Under wood. In the fifth district former Con gressman Willis Brewer is opposing Charles W. Thompson, present incum bent. The returns indicate the. renom- 1 nation of Thompson. Fast Mall Wrecked. Toccoa, Ga., Special. The fast mail on the Southern Railway, south-bound, wras wrecked: Monday jnorning-by an open switch, near Harbin's, S. C, The Entire train, except the sleepers, turn ed over, but none of Jthe passfingers were hurt Engineer HenryvBusha, of Atlanta, was severely but not fatally injured, and a tramp, wno was steal ing a ride, was fatally hurt. Slight in juries were sustained by Fireman Chas S. Swan, of Atlanta, Mail Clerks, N. E. LowenthaU W. A. Dagnal, of Toccoa; J. R. Anglin and J. W. , Gracy, Jr. Three switches near the scene 4f - the wreck were found to have been tem pered with, intentionally, it is believed. An attempt is being made to capture jthe Supposed wreckers; Jailed For Libei. - . . - .. Manila, Special. Frederick Dorr, proprietor, and Edward O'Brien, editor of Freedom, have each been sentence to six months in prison ; and -fined $1,000' each, for libelling Benito Legar ua, a native member of the civil com1 mission, by publishing a certain article in Freedom. Both Dorr and O'Brieij. have also been convicted of sedition, but have not yet been sentenced on this count.- The case has been appeal ed to the Supreme Court of the islands. ( Fatal Trolley Accident. Memphis, Tenn. Special. One per son is dead and seven -injured, one of whom may bie, is the -result" of a trol- ley accident4iere-MdnaTheJdead Mrs. Newton E. Morris, of . 303 h Iowa avenue ; the liBuftd : Mrs. F.' : ,M. Watson.of Pleasant .Jill, Miss., shoul der w'renched.injufed internally, col ored wpman name unknown ;?jJ. Fox, negro knee dislocated, burned by electric current; Lige Williams, negro hands cut; Mrs. Fisher, J)?uised, , not vserious j Docia Adair, colored, ankle fractured; mouth cut; Conductor W. Jm "Jones, left arm broken. - T . - ' . ' School Ioard Acts. - ; Shfenandoah Pa., Special The school board of - Mahony township ... removed six of the oldest teachers, in the town ship. The reason given .was that the members of the families of these teachers were'non-anion mine workers Among those affected" is ' one - named Bedell, sister of Uos. Bedell, who was killed during the riot of July 30. The board unanimously decided that appli cants in any way connected with non union workmen should not receive-ap pointments, v - WEEKLY CROP BULLETIN Condensed , From Reports From thl ISorth Carolina Section. : -The majorty of crop correspondents report that very favorable weather'con-. ditions prevailed during the past week, and that crops have continued to do well. Copious showers, occurred ' on several dates, which generally sufficed for growing crops. The rainfall was too heavy in some eastern counties, where also, notably in Pitt and Edge combe counties, some minor damage to crops by hail occurred; On the other hand very dry weather continues in several extreme western counties in which crops have not materially im proved. The temperature was above normal early in the week, with maxi mum above 90 degrees on a fewdays; the nights have been rather cool for August; a marked cool portion occur red towards the close of the week. As a rule conditions were very suitable for farm work of all kinds. Young corn is now filling well, and will soon be mature; pulling fodder is general; sorghum is doing well, but the canes are 'heading low. . Cotton is reported as suffering from rust quite extensively, and is also shedding forms but probably not more than usually occurs at this season. Plants generally are heavily boiled indicating a large crop that will mature early; the top cirop is promising in some sections while not so well developed in others. Cotton is now opening rapidly, picking has begun, and some new bales have been marketed. Tobacco In the' north central portion is ripening -nicely And continues to cure well, with good.cOlor. Frequent showers caused, second growth in some places whicbf Will give difficulty, in :uring and cause leaf to be heavy and dark colored. Peanuts, sweet potatoes and field peas are far more promising than expected a few weeks ago. Fall Irish potatoes and tur nips are coming up nicely," and late cabbages are heading .well. " Rains reported (in inches): Newbern 3.36, Goldsboro 1.2.7, Lumberton 1.70, Greensboro 0.52, Weldon Marion 0.08, Seattle 0.40, Balsam 0.50, Foster 0.75, Charlotte 0.80, Wilmington-00, Raleigh 0 42- . " RIDDLED WITH BULLETS. Colored Fiend Punished By Membeis of His Owft Race. LaGrange, Special. Tom Jones,' the negro who last week cruelly assaulted Mrs. Smith near Seven Springs was hanged and riddled With bullets about 10 o'clock Monday morning by a crowd" of eight or ten persons, who appeared to be negroes. , Sunday night between 10 o'clock and daylight, Jones was caught coming out of a poccsln, where he had been con cealed, on the Kenansville road, about eight miles, from Seven Springs. He was captured by a posse from Duplin county and at wnce confessed" his crime. He was brought before his victim, who dentified him and showed the razor he stole from her house. He was then .con fined in a barn, from which he was taken about 10 o'clock by eight or ten persons, who appeared to be negroes, hung to a tree and riddled with bullets- Mrs. Smith, the victim, is not expect ed to live. One 'eye-is nearly out and her face terribly .lacerated, and her jaw broken in several places. ''- . -. A later report says that the- negro was -not hanged but "was .carried -to a tramway and riddled with bullets but both affirm his death. j Albert Dawson, also colored, is being hunted for a similar crime, committed Saturday night at Falling Creek, a star tion between LaGrange and Kinston, on the Atlantic & .North Carolina Rail road. , His victim is a colored girl. . " Gold Production, r Washington, Special. Geo. E. Rob erts. Director of the Mint, has"issued4 his final estimate of the . production of gold and silver in the united states during the calendar, year 1901. Mr. Roberts' statement shows that during the year the 'United States produced 3 ,805,500 ounces of goid" ; valued at $78,866,700 ; a decrease of S504juu, or 636 per cent, as compared witn tne yield of 1900, The silver yield tor 1901 amounted to 55,214,000 ounces oi the commercial value of $3.3,128,400, which was 2,433,000 ounces, or 5 per Mnt less than it was in 19UU. rine to tal value of the precious metals pro duced toy the United states m iaux amounted to $11,795,100, which: was $1,964,100 or 2 per cent, less man tne yield lor-1900., In 1901 the gqld pfo duction of Georgia was- valued at $124,500; silver $240. worm v?arouna produced $55,500 gold and $12,180 sil-vr- South Carolina. $46,700 gold and $120 silver; Virginia, ?j,auu gom auu $420 Bilver. . - . . .. -vi- :; - . General News Notes. . : German steel and iron manuf actur ers have formed a trust and created an export bounty fund... - . The Columbian gunboat Boyaca, which .was captured by insurgents Is now keeping Government troops out of Panama harbor. - The blockade of the .port, of , Canv pano, Venezuela, is ended. : Cammed Flammarionlhe noted i as- stronomer, is securing f aid in- having a new xalendar adopted by Tance. Rev. M. Baxter, of London, prophe sies the millennium in 1929. r.;. -.;- " johann-Kasper, an American . citi zen, is confined In a? German -jail for mill tarv dutv in7his' youth. The naval war game ended in; the ripfeat of the "enemyis squadron. TfrTnsBvelt.. "attended the rfitPTiinff' of Theodore Ward "Chan- ler, at Newport; and afterward ryisited Senator Lodge, Nanant, Mass,. . ExSenator Gorman and -Hill .held, a conrerence ut DarawBu. . r -.President John Mitchell.'of the min ers, told People's "Alliance representa tive that he was willing to do anything in his power to end the strme. . Sir Wilfred Laiirier and-M. Deleasse conferred "regarding , tariffs .between France and Canada.. - - " ' - SPEAKS OF President Roosevelt's - Utterances On This Subject SPOKE AT PROVIDENCE SATURDAY. His Views Supposed to Indicate the Policy and Feeling of the Adminis tration Towards Trusts. - President Rosevelt spoke at Provi dence, Rhode Island, on Saturday In discussing the subject of Trusts he said in part: ' ;; 'JFor some of the evils which have attended upon the 1 good of- the changed conditions we can at present see no complete remedy, for the reme dy must -come by the action X of men themselves in their private capacity, j wneiner. merely as Individuals, or by combination one with another. " For yet others some remedy can be found In legislative and executive action, na tional, State or municipal. Much of the complaint - against-combinations is entirely unwarranted. Under nres- ent day conditions it is as necessary to have corporations in the business world as it is tohave organizations among wage-workers. But we have a right to ask in each case, that they shall do good and not harm. Exactly as labor organizations, when man aged intelligently and in a spirit of Justice and fair play, are of great ser vice not only to the Wage-workers, but to the - Whole community, as the his tory of many labor organizations has conclusively shown, so .wealth, not merely individual, - or corporal, -when used aright is not merely a benefit to the community as a whole,, but indis pensable to the upbuilding of the country under the conditions which at present the country has grown not only to accept, but to demand as nor- j mai. - . w - . - - "This is so obvious that " It seems trite even to state if and .yet if we are to judge from some of the argu ments advanced against, and attacks made, upon wealth, as such, it Is a fact worth "keening in mind. A great fortune If not used aright.; makes Its possessor in a peculiar sense a men ace to the community as a whole, just as a great intellect does if it is. tmae compllshed by developed conscience, by character. But obviously this no more affords grounds-for cdndemnlng Intellect. .Every? man of power -Tjy the very fact of the power is. capable of doing damage to his neighbors, but we cannot afford to discourage the de velopment of such men merely 'be cause it is possible they , may use their power to wrong ends. If we did so, we should leave our- "history a blank, for we should have no great statesmen, soldiers or merchants, no great men of arts, of letters or of science. Doubtless the' most useful- man to his fellow citizens,: Is.--apt -to be tne one to whom has been given what, the Psalmist prayed for, neither poverty nor riches. But-the great cap tain of industry, the man of wealth who alone or in combination ' with his fellows, drives through our great busi ness enterprises, is a factor without which this country-could not possibly maintain its present Industrial dosI- ioh in the world. " Good, not harm, normallycom'es from-the piling up of wealth -through husiness enterprises. Probably the . most seVious has , been when we harm ourselves by letting the evil vices of nyy and hatred towards our fellows . eat - Into our natnres. Still there is other harm,- of a more evident kind, and such harm it la our duty to try to eradicate, if pbssibleT and in anyevent to minimize. Those great corporations containing some tendency, to monopoly which we have grown to speak of .rather loosely : hs trusts, are the creatures of the Statet and the State not only has the right to control them, but is In -duty bound to control them wherever, the need for such control Is shown. There is clear- y a need of supervision, need to exer cise the power! of regulation on the part of the representatives of . the putn ic wherever, as in our own country at the present time, business corpora tions become: very strong, both for Jbeneficent work and for wprk that !is not always beneficent It is idle to say that there is no need sor supervision, A" sufficlenj; warrant for It is to be ound over and over agamnn.any oi the various evils resulting from, the present system, or ratner lacK or sys tern. - ' . 'a?-. There is in our tountry a -pecuiar difficultv in the way of f exercising such supervision - and control be- rniiRA nf tlie Deculiar division of gov ernmental power. When the industrial conditions were simpie, very iuu wu trol was neded. 3and no trouble was caused by tne uoudi as to wuer.e iy ws er was lodged under the fcqnsutution: Now the conditions are compuca w;u. orirj wp find it difficult to frame . na tional legislation.which shall be ade quate, while as a matter or pracucai experience State action ..has proved entirely insufficient and in all human probability cannot or wm uut uemau sufficient . to meet the needs of th? rp' Snm of our States have laws,. laws which t would be well indeed to have enacted by the national legisla ture, but the wide differences m tnes? laws, even between ad j acent L- States and the uncertainty of the power; or them, result, practically in insuffi cient control. I believe that' the nation must assume this power of control by legislation, and' if.itvbecomes evident that'the constitution "willinot permit tifteded legislation, then by: constitu tional amendment- : " ' j I Power Rereasedli , New, York,:- Special. Peter Power, who was named as complainant In the Suit to prevent 'the turning overof Northern Pacific .stock tosv the f North ern Securities: Company, and who was sentenced:;: lb SO days' ilfflprfsonment f or V contempt of court, in f stiljng tc obey a subpoena to testify, was re leased from Ludlow jail.. Power gave svldence yesterday before,., ' Special Examiner ' Mabie - and his lawyer pleaded that" this jshould relieve' him of the Charge of contempt -r,.' ;' TRUSTS FORopaNVAss. V- : f Senator Pritchard and fir. Craig Ar range for One. Asheville. SneeiaLSenator Pritch- tr-d, before leaving v for- Oyster A Bay, inhere lie will lunch with the President rhursdaysent to lxcke Chilg:: Esq; a challenge to meet him In joint Idls,: uuabiun xiunng ine appruacmng cam- paign.i Mr:; Craig ! promptly " accept the challenge The correspondence fol lows; . '- '""-?.'. - 'Hon. Locke Craig, ; . 1 Asheville N. C. " -J. 'My, Dear Sir:. Inasmuch as It is gen- erally understood that in the event the next Legislature should be Democratic you are to be the caucus nominee of .: your party for the office df United States! Senator, I deem it highly proper that you and I should -discuss - before the people ; of the State the issues in volved in this campaign. I. think they should be afforded the benefit of a full and free discussion of the many ques tions that are to .be passed upon by hem fat the ballot! boxMnii November, land with that end in view, I respect fully request that you meet, me as soon ' i.L .-1.1 AX . T Tr. . . &a pufssiwie aiter tne xvepuoiican siate convention, in order- that we may ar- range a list of appointments to begin in -eastern Carolina. W! th high regards, I. am, , "Sincerely yours, T r DDTTPU A TT Mr. Craig replied in these words: ' Hon J. C; Pritchard, - -"Marshall, N. C. My Dear Sir: I have the' honor to acknpwledge "receipt of your letter of the 18th inst; challenging me to a dis- cussion with' you of the issues involved in this campaign, I accept the. invita tion and will meet you at your conveni ence and "arrange a list of . appoint- menxs. i uo noi uesire tnat tms action on my part be construed as an' implied assent to your statement that it Is gen-1 erany understood that I am to be the caucus nominee of my party, for United States Senator, but being an .aspirant for that high honor,! deem it my duty, jas a jDemocratto .accept your chal lenge for a joint discussion.; h i v i f With, greatvespect; I am r ; r . "Yours truly3 V v 4 ; "LOCKE CRAIG." j ' Killed on Train - Durham, , Spec.al. -In an'' encounter between a train crew, and four' drunkf en. negroes on the Seaboard tAir lAm jiassenger train near Henderson shortly after, noon Tuesday one man was 'killed and another probably fa tally injured. The dead is Assistant Road Master Stever and the injured ijames Mitchell, a negro porter on the train. The white man - was shot through the. head and died hnmediate- ly. The negro was .shot in. the stom- ach and was , carried to Raleigh. Four negroes "were in- the shoo tine party and three of them are In jail at Henderson. .The other made his es caej by jumping ;from: the train and be i? n6w being pursvued. The trouble occurred-near . Middleburg, between Ndrllna and Hendei'soti floTiflnntnr Clements was trying to keep the ne- T groes in their part of the train, when r they became insulted and ..the shoot ing followed. The - negroes were" be, ing rtaken . from .Virginia to Louis burg, N. C., to work, ; ! Pritchard Sees President. Oyster Bay; Special-J. J.; Hannahan, acting grandmaster and F. W. Arnold, grand secretary and treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, Thursday - presented :to President Roosevelt a handsomely engrossed : In vitation to attend th 8th biennial con vention on September 8. The President indicated a desire vio .attend the con vention if.it were possible for him- to do so. Senator. Pritchard, of North Carolina, who was at Sagamore;' Hill when the invitation was extended, ask ed the j President to visit Asheville, if he made the trip to Chattanooga. The President promised to do- so. . Senator Pritchard also discussed - the vacancy on tne: tjourt of JUiaims ' bench with President Roosevelt.r HeT had heard that the place would be given to North Carolina and came: here to present a candidate. . The President strongly in timated that the: appointment would not got to worth Carolina or Ohio. Winston-Saleim, Special--Fire,- which -started in this city at. lOO5 o'clock; Tuesday night; consumed the Vaughn building, a large three-story Structure : at the corner of Fifth and Trade street, and 'caused a loss of 60,000. .The flames were first noticed in 'the. third story of the building. The origin of the fire is Unknown. Shot friend and Himserf. " Gastonia, . Special. Jessie Faires committed . suicide Tuesday - night I about 9 o'clock by" shooting ; himself through the heart, at his home a mile east of Pleasant Ridge, this county. A few' - minutes before he took '. his Sown lifep Faires emptied one, barrel df his hot-guri into the leg of Mr. : arvey Dickson who was In bed at' toe' time, firing through a window.- An lnnet was held at 8: o'clock Wednesday morning-Tby . Coroner W. . Meek Adams " and the verdict -was: that the. deceased came to his death from a pistol shot fired by his own hand-through his heart. c . I -;-::;-' Alger's Annoucement. - . : Detroit, Special. -General - Russell A, Alger, former-Secretary of War, i sued-, a statement Wednesday after noon, announcing himself a candidate for f the United States4jSen?ltfro' .Michigan, ta succeed the late James McMillan. -- . He says-that.while he wIU notseek, erection as Senator McMillan'asuc be will accept the office cessor turei see ut to elect mm w w , 1- cfoti Vhfoneh thelegiS'I "euienant stnumphalproeessir people of the State, fiKthe: railroad station 'at Gumbinr' HONORED BY CUBA "V Distiofuisfaed Americans Receive the Decoration.' ..- .-rf-V ''J'- -I'-'"-- ' GOVERNMENT IS; NOT UNGRATEFUL ie Island Republic 5hows Its Ap preciation of. Efforts. Made" In Se curing ts Independence - Havana, By Cble.It haa been .de-: cided by the new republic, of Cuba to ; decorate Congressman fj. MModdy, -of-the Tenth North Carolina -district. and othet Americans1! wlyrehdered! notable services : to the Cuban re public.- : . r-Ve--1 -: Resolutions aretnowpendmglnon- gress to prepare a list of Cubans and -foreigners who rendered special ser-1 ' "Vienna artA tfia' ftRtfthllshiriftTif. -f ; Rfilf-'iyji ': governments . irMM-' The following are among the names 4 '" which-will annear In" this list:. ;aena- - -": ; ; - tors. Morgan, of Alabama;. . Money, of ; - Mississippi; Gallinger, of New' Hamp-' shire; Thurston,' of Nebraska; Repre-' ; ' ;' r sentatlve Moody, of North Carolhiar43ffi4 William R. Hearst and -James Gordon .. " ' Bennett of Neyr York, and others. v ; 4 : : -General: Gomez, fonner commander-; " : - ' In-chief of the Cuban army, favors the -4 payment of pensions to these men, 44 444 but President1 Palma" says ".many of 4 ;4 4 them" are . too: distinguished to receive KDrVr" money lor tneir services and win pe ; ' : more honored' by te "decoration and ' :'-: "the presentation "of i. acertiicate re-'.v: V ', counting their rdeeds and expressing ;; the gratitude ''of the Cuban republic r i for the work done to; secure, for the self-government This adopted. . " i planvj wilObe ' Seaboard Not in the Merger.? -tSiGaSpeciai Wifjefer- 4 1 ence to rumors that the Seaboard Air . . Line would enter into, a merger with 4 other Southern roads, '-. under the con- 5 trol of ii Pierpont Mof gan he follow- ;;: ingtelegram .'was. received, by an.ylt-' lanta paper; "Reports that any nego tiatipns are! now, or have.been under . ; . consideration looking to a sale of the ccntrolling Interest in this -system by. v 4 - its present . owners are -absolutely v; -without foundation. The Seaboard Air.:. '. Line 1 system is 'now and intends to re main independent and will continue .to; devote its Jiest energies and efforts, to- 5 ward advancing the interests " of the f' territory Iwhichj lt now4 oCcupies,ior -which it may hereafter enterXIn vits . ' work of . development " John 'Skelton ' -Williams,- president" ofj the - Seaboard -. Air Line: .. .- '.'- ' "''-i- v . .: -.' fiu ' Farmer Found Dead; v Tifton, Ga., Special.-rHillman Paulk. -.t-' one of the most, prominent' farmers ot -. Irwin county, was f oundC deSi."la ; a ; ' tract-of woods two" miles northeast -of " ' ; Tifton, with four bullet: wounds in his S body any one of which would" have ' proved fatal.: The discovery was madeW. 4 -by a party Lot men- whoj found blood ' 1 ft; stains and evidences of 'a" Struggle on a. hfghway which led into the woods near, by J No weappri, beyond a small yy'": - ...- ':-' pocketknife, was, foundn' or near the' CJc body and only 11 cents. was in the deadi fiS: .man's pockets. Paulk v, was last; seen V" '-' left later for his home, ten miles away, with 'several companions." v '- jr- s.-; Superintendents Chana';p?S:9K Brooks, general superintendent of the' .f ; :;", ; , iWeStern-Union : Telegraph? Company,;:- - , nashbeen appointed assistant general, , superintendentofi the Southern:; 'dIv44;"sfS& vision of the same company n place of, . " ' :-; JamesJkierrihew, .'resignedtotakeef1- feet .September 1. . This combines, tlio. two superintendencles ..under -one ,''4"'; head. -;:-:.-: ; '-u'V:;';:-::;:! rAx and Grindstone Trust " 4 Louisville, 'Special.---The : Times ffS'ft? says ft "Caleb: D: Gates,- president1 and -- ' general -manager of. the Turner,Day & Woolworth Handle Company has Just; returned from i New York,; where ; he conferred, with -capltalista' who are. promoting a $25,000,000 trust, to ; take i ; . in all'the axe factories: handle manut ? factories and-" grindstone f aetorles In 4 this country . and, Canada, the plants - to be bperated Under one management '.. 4ldile4 In StrcetCar CcllUionS-l JNonoiK. va'. special. in a neaa-ou collision bteweeri 'two cars on-the Bay ; c Shore Terminal Line late Sunday after-; '; ; ViArtfi .Viroo nonnla '-v&oro :-riX&fi 9.TM -JSiiz yi many others oaaiy injurea.. . i ne ueaa. . ire:- W ,8. Yandle, 'mdtorman; C. B..: Colden;. inetorman Linwood Fentress, . :; ': aged" ten. The serio asly injured are : :- W.;: jR. Waller. R. J. Davis, George II Stevenson Mrs. - J. P. Steveneon.v;; Joseph y White, .conductori m. ; Ahearn. Benj. - Rowson; miss x.uuan. i J Joh? Ta7orirOTJ: JUt? Phopbe Fredericjc, co'lored ;;' Corlis Wal ler, nephew of MaJ.. Waller,; badly in jured; Vicker. Parks, skull fractured, and Louis Parks, internal Injuries, may ruu coat vuiui wj . die. Too Much Ovation. ; Berlin, By Cable.-i-So much had-' been said about the ovation at-Guni-: bInnen:to: Lieutenant HiIdebrand,who'. r 'was pardoned by" Emperor ;Wi.lliams, - : after having served seren-rmonthv3 cf ; , his sentence'of two ' years Olmprlsori-4 merit cforl kilimgf IJeutehaht v Blask-45 owitzln aduel, Jthat a. military in." : quiryi has: been ordered To ascertain v by whose command the cavalry escort uccupfea -a piace in -xne 4ine pf - - . . - if '. . .. - ',;:rX -. . :v- . --:,- "V- . t ''a:.i ;., . v ' ; ;'-,.:---. f '- - -v J . ; :; :.v --M' ;;.; ,i .immmmmmsmm 44- ; -"jX- 4-!'" -; V r yZ'' 4 "v- "'""" : :r : ir .-, .4-.. .,: 4-A- "M L

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