RALEIGH. NOKTH OABOLINA, APRIL 18. 1901.
Tr i PLAGUE.
TltOl'SANDS OF CASES RE
PORT K I) IN ALL PARTS
OF THE WORLD.
IT SEEMS TO BE 8PREA0INC.
In Hrltl.b Kat In-ll Tber re 1,771)
: uf the Hubonlc Plica, aad 1,213
Washington, April II. Thou
ands oI'cum-s of bubonic (iague in all
parts of the world since November
Int lant have Un rorted to the
Marino Hospital wrvlc.
At Hio Janeiro, from February
1st to 150th th'TH occurred rive new
case and thre death. At Hong
Kong, China, thrco cum, all fatal,
occurred during tho week ended
February IHth. The plague In
steadily Increasing in Capo Colony,
according to reports received loth
in ljoudon and l'aris. The oftldal
rejwirt from Caw Colony for the
week cndl March 2nd show '24
new earn-, 2 dathK and 4 sUHects,
for the following week f0 cases, 18
dentli and 1 1 Husptct. Several
Kuroptans have In -en attacked and a
number have been found dead from
the disease. The rat are rejorted
to Ik trekking" from Cape Town
in grert numbers and at Simontown
the rats are retried to be dying
from the plague.
At Mauritius during the two
weeks ended March 8th there were
in the island IK fresh cases of plague
and 2:1 death. On March 14th, two
fresh plague cases are retried to
have occurred in lVrlh, West Aus
tralia. The Marine Hospital surgeon
In charge at London has reported
that the rumor of suspected plague
at Southampton, published in the
Paris jwpers, probably is unfounded,
but extra precautions are being exer
cised at that Krt in view of the
large numtier of troops returning
from South Africa.
The plague at Karakuga, Russia,
Is statel in the ot'iclal rjort from
Pari to be on the decrease, the same
report saying that 13 deaths from
cholera occurred at Singapore Straits
settlements during the last week of
January. A report published in a
ilerliu paper March 11th and for
warded here, says the plague at Cape
Town is now attacking the well-to-do
Marine Hospital , Surgeon Green
at Berlin, has just retried that in
the Kirgiseii reservation, Korakuk,
Russia, III jersons have fallen vic
tims to plague; and in the Presi
dency of Rombay British West
India, during the week ended Feb
ruary Mth, there occurred 1,770
plague cases and 1,29:1 deaths, an In
crease of " 1 1 cases and 314 deaths
over the previous week. In Bom
Iwy City, that week, there were 1,-
05f cases of plague, an increase of
309 and l,36t deaths ascribed to
plague. Up to March 2nd, AO plague
cases had occurred in Cape Town, of
which 12 terminated fatally. In
Argentina tlve plague cases were In
the Isolated hospital at San Nicholas
on reoruary 7th and plague was
suspected in the cities of Bedeville
and Marios Juarz, of Cordoba
Official notice has been received
that the Government of the Danish
West Indies had raised the quaran
tine against Fort Said and Smyrna
and had declared the port of Bris
bane, Queensland, free from plague.
A Wireless Telephone.
The Durham correspondent of the
Charlotte Observer says:
'C. E. Kgan, of the Inter-State
Telephone Company, has placed on
the market an Invention of his own
which teaches telegraphy. With
his little instrument it is claimed
that a beginner can learn to receive
as easily as he can learn to send and
that, too, without having to pay a
teacher. Mr. Egan has made several
important inventions, among them
being a wireless telephone, which
was recently patented. The tele
graph teacher has been examined by
the Postal Telegraph Company and
it is highly endorsed. It will make
learning telegraphy easier and the
student will be more accurate, it is
Murdered by Robbers.
Columbia, S. C, April 12. W.
Lee, a merchant of Whitmire, Union
county, who was crippled from
rheumatism, was murdered in his
store by unknown persons last night.
He went to his store in his night
clothing to investigate a noise, and
surprised the burglars, who beat his
head into a pulp. The store was
robbed of money and some revolvers.
Mr. Thaddeu Chamblee Die From a
Wakefield, N. C, April 12 A
young man named Thaddeus Cham
blee died In Nash county yesterday
from the effects of a wound received
in a fight last Sundf-y, and a coro
ner's inquest is now being held.
The wound on Chamblee's head was
made with a rock, or some other
hard instrument. The full particu
lars have not been learned here.
Chinese Ships Sunk.
Hong Kong, April 12. The Chin
ese vessels Hungfei and Sunchow
collided last night and both sank.
A&any Chinese were drowned, but
thirteen were saved
A FATAL Fit IN IICHUOMD.
Tfc ( hatred Mod of Muutf of the
arirt flaparteiaat foeed la tee Mela.
Richmond, April 11. The big
dry good department store of Julius
Meyer- Sous, which occupied al
most a quarter of a block on Broad
nlr-t, together with the stock and
fixtures, was completely destroyed
by tire yesterday. The lire origi
nated on the third floor among some
mall mattresses, but from what
cause U a matter of doubt. The
flames spread with great rapidity
and when the fire department reach
ed the scene all It could do was to
protect surrounding property.
A charred jxxly was discovered In
the ruins, which proved to be the
remains of U. Emmett Slaughter,
manager of the carpet department.
How he became entrapped In the
burning building is unknown. There
are rumors of other Casualties, but
they seem to be entirely without
foundation, as the rest of the 400
employes are tald to be accounted
for. One lady, Mrs. Loose, was In
jured by t pile of trunks falling on
her. Several others fkinted and had
to be carried out and some were so
bewildered they had to be forced
The fire was witnessed by thou
sands of persons. A March trale
was prevailing and burning embers
were scattered for a radius of several
blocks around. These Ignited the
roofs of other buildings and while
the big lire was In progress the de
partment had to respond to five or
six other alarms. The insurance is
$173,750 on stock; $20,500 on fix
tures; on buildings, $60,000.
The total loss, as estimated by
outside parths, Is $250,000. No
estimate has been given out by the
Mr. Slaughter, who perished In
the Richmond fire was a salesman
in Tuckers Store, this city some
years ago. Ed.
MORE FIGHTING IN KENTUCKY.
Two men Killed aa Result of th Battle.
Croftavllle, Ky., April 12 About
noon Thursday a desperate pitched
battle occurred between a band of
murderers and their pursuers on the
mountain between Boone's Fork and
Milestone creek, and as a result two
men were killed and two others
severely wounded. The fight lasted
twenty minutes, and three hundred
shots were fired. Will Wright (son
ofW. S. Wright, who was killed
last year by John and Noah Rey
nolds) and Moore Willard aro the
dead. A steel bullet through the
abdomen killed Wright, and a ball
through the heart killed Willard.
Creed Potter, John Iteynolds,
Morgan Reynolds, George Newsome
and Isaac Potter, indicted for the
murder of Mrs. Jennie Hall and her
son, on Boone's Fork, last Novem
ber, have been hiding in a cave near
Croftsville. For a month a posse.
led by John W. Wright and eight
men, has been lying in wait lor the
renegades, prompted by revenge on
the part of Wright aud a $230 re
ward on the part of the rest ' of the
posse. Thursday all the outlaws
left the cave but Creed Potter and
John Reynolds. They came out of
the cave about noon Thursday and
then the fight began. Reynolds was
seriously wounded in the left
shoulder and retired, leaving Potter
to fight the posse alone. This he
did until his ammunition was ex
hausted, when he retired to the
cave, ttesides the two posse meu
killed, two others were Injured. The
Reynolds are organizing with the
Bentleys to resist the Wright organ
Lieut. Go. Will Sue New York Herald
for Heavy Damage.
Albany, April 12. Lieutenant
Governor Woodruff has announced
that he would begin an action
against the New York Herald to re
cover $100,000 damages for libel.
The cause for the suit was the publi
cation in the Herald of an article
charging the Lieutenant Governor
with being directly responsible for
the insertion in the New York city
Charter of the provision creating
corporation newspapers in the
boroughs of Queens, Richmond and
the Bronx. This provision has been
characterized by most of the Man
hattan and Brooklyn newspapers as
a steal" and "a piece of thievery."
All May Wear Mustache.
St. Petersburg, April 12. The
Novosti says that the Czar has or
dered that permission be given ca
dets and students at the military
schools and colleges to wear musta
ches and beards. All the cadets and
students at naval schools will be al
lowed to wear mustaches, but no
Used a Clothes Line.
Monmouth, 111., April 1 1 Mrs.
Altha C. Lyons, wile of the president
of Monmouth College, committed
loicide last evening by hanging her
self with clothes line. Bne was
about 40 years old. Her rash act Is
ascribed to failing health and her
anxiety over her husband's prospects
KILLED BY THE CZAR.
Said to Har Shot One of HI Own Offl-
Vienna, April 12. The "Nova
Deferma,' ' of Lemberg, says the Czar
saw a young officer enter his room
without having first knocked. Sus
! Dectin&T him to be an assassin, the
Czar shot the young officer, dead
The Emperor's remorse for the hasty
act has grown into acute nervous de
THE BILLY COAT'S COSTLY DIMMER.
BIIU ( 'hatred ap Talrteea Yoara Aro la
aa Iowa Tuti Weet to Trt-urr-
Thirteen yrars ago Charles J. Al
len, a farmer living near Ogden,
Iowa, drove Into town, and while
getting dinner, tied bis horses to a
hay rack wagon.- The animals up
set the wagon, throw lug down a vet
which the farmer had left hanging
on the rack. Mr. Allen bearing the
noise, rushed out of the hotel, and,
picking up his vewt, found that six
$6 bills that had been left In one of
the pockets had disappeared. An
innocent-looking goat stood neir by,
drta-iilly licking its jaws.
A peser-by, suspected of the theft,
accused the goat and offered to pay
for the animal If the mining bills
were not found In Its stomach. The
goat was killed and the currency was
found where the suspected man said
it would be.
This was the last heard of the maU
ter until this week, when Mr. Wm.
K. Gardiner, of the War Department,
received a package from his father-in-law,
who is justice of the peace at
Ogden, containing the mutilated cur
rency. The lump of dried, hard pulp
was taken to the Treasury Depart
ment, and the experts patiently past
ed enough of the bills on separate
sheets to show that six $5 bills had
been destroys). Under the rules
these have been returned to the own
er for an affidavit that the fragments
are all that remain and the facts as
to the goat's dinner, and upon its re
ceipt new bills will be issued. Mr.
Allen will lose only thirteen years'
interest on his money.
HER PRESENTMENT CAME TRUE.
Hatband Killed While Trying- to lteecne
III Wife From a Burglar.
Pittsburg, April 12. Thomas D.
Kahney, a grocer, living at No. 13,
Albert street, was murdered by a
burglar early this morning wnlle
trying to rescue his wife from the
clutches of one of three men who
were In the house. The man who
fired the fatal shot and his accompli
A strange feature of the crime was
that Mrs. Kahney had a presentment
that a member of the family would
die before morning and refused to
go to bed, walking for hours back
and forth between the room in which
her husband was sleeping and tue
adjoining apartment which her 12
year-old son occupied. She kept a
light burning in the hallway and
left the bedroom doors open so that
both apartments were well lighted.
She remained faithful tocher self-iin-posed
trust until two o'clock, w hen
she fell asleep fully dressed, across
the foot of her son's bed. Half an
hour later she was awakened by a
burglar who was attempting to chlo
roform her. She screamed and her
husband ran to her rescue. The man
who was holding Mrs. Kahney freed
one hand and drawing a revolver,
fired a shot at the husband. The bul
let entered Kahney 's side in the re
gion of the heart. He died while try
ing to get to his room for a revolver.
Troops Under Marching Orders.
Lexington, Ky., April 12. The
Dexington battalion of State Guards,
under Capt. V. L. Longmire, is un
der marching orders here tonight, ex
pecting a call from officials of Boyle
county to assist in preventing the
lynching ot lieu Den julun, a negro
who yesterday shot and killed po
liceman John Cramm, who had gone
Into Quinn's opium joint to arrest
the proprietor. Quinn escaped, but
it is believed he has been captured,
and the facts are being suppressed to
give the soldiers time to arrive in
Danville and protect him. Governor
Beckham this afternoon ordered
Captain Longmire to hold his men
in readiness, and they will be kept
at the armory all night unless an or
der releasing them to move to the
Three Men Buried ABve.
Denver, Col., April 12. A huge
mass of snow and rock swept down
from the mountain near Adelaide on
the Florence and Cripple Creek rail
road, burying a work train and kill
ing three men and seriously wound
ing tour others. The men were
cleaning up the debris of an earlier
slide when the second avalanch swept
down the mountain side. and buried
all except Superintent Brockwell.
Victim of Bubonic 11 ame at Canton.
Pekin, April 11. Robert M. Mc
Wade, United States Consul at Can
ton, China, reports that ten thousand
deaths from the plague have occurred
here during the past six weeks, and
that there are thirteen cases of small
pox on board the United States mon
itor Monterey. Only one death has
resulted on the Monterey and the
other cases of small pox are progres
Saicidar Left Metuf far Mrs. Xation.
ll. W. Be
Carrow, a traveling representativ,
for Bell & Co., of New York City
committed suicide at a hotel here. A
note on the dresser read: "I go to
seek the hereafter. Tell Carrie Na
tion that rum and cigarettes are a
damnation. Wire T. L. Carrow. No.
1145, South Broad street, N.Ynand
If he ret uses, the potters field is
good enough for me."
ta for Sooth
London, April ,18. The Daily
Express this morning says It under-
stands that tbe government has de
elded tn enw sendim? re-enforce-
menta to South Africa. : ; '
M. CAUBOM AT OT. YE CM CM.
rreara Officer aa4 Cad liar a
Wreath oa tit Tuaib of Waaalactoe.
Washington, April 11. There
was a touching stvit at Mt. Vernon
today, when M. Caiubon, the French
ambassador, accompanied by the
officers aud cadet of the French
training ship Duguay-Troulu and
other distinguished guests, placed a
wreath of Dowers on the tomb of
Washington. The occasion was cuui
mnted on as being particularly In
dicative of the continued fraternal
feeling existing between the two
great republics ofKurope' aud
Alter the brief ceremony at the
tomb, the guests spent sometime In
looking at tne mansion which Wash
ington occupied while a resident of
Mount Vernon and strolling around
the spacious grounds surrounding it.
In the mansion particular attention
was paid to the room in which
Washington died, and to that io.
which Marquis Lafayette slept while
a guest at Mount Vernon. Several
group pictures were taken, one of
them while the party surround d
the tomb and others in different
parts of the grounds.
The party, which comprised about
70 persons In all, and included a
number of ladle-, went down the
river on the President's yacht
Sylph, returning to the city at 6
o'clock. At the navy yard, from
which place the party embarked,
they were received by the command
ant, Admiral Terry, and the officers
on duty there, and conducted aboard
the vessel, the same courtesy 'being
shown them on the return.
WEEVIL IN CRAIN.
Tbe Remedy for an Evil Which Caairi
Much Lo to Farmer.
.e copy below a letter to the
Charlotte Observer from Mr. Frank
lin Sherman of Raleigh. We give
it to our readers for what it is worth.
"We have received several letters
asking about weevil in corn and
wheat, and have come to the con
clusion that it has caused gieat loss
to the farmers of the middle part of
the State during the winter. We
wish to say that the remedy is sim
ple, cheap, and easy to apply, and
we wish every farmer to know it.
Remedy: Have the grain in a
tight bin. Gt some caroon bi
sulphide, which can be had of drug
gists for about 25 cents per pound,
throw this directly on the graiu at
the rate of 1 J or 2 tablespoonsful to
each 100 pounds of grain, cover the
bin with . a piece of canvas, or oil
cloth or a heavy blanket, and leave
for a day. The fumes will sink
through the grain and kill the in
sects. Do not allow fire "or light of
any kind to come near while the
operation is going on, for it will
take fire as easily as benzine.
We make these suggestions for
the benefit of those to whom they
will be of use. Anyone who has
suffered loss from this source or
from any insects, will do us a favor
to imform us of same, and send
specimens of the insect causing the
damage, and we are glad to answer
Franklin Sherman, Jr.,
Entomologist North Carolina De
partment of Agriculture.
Raleigh, April It, 1901."
BREACH OF PROMISE SUITS.
Young- Woman Sue Hatband for SIO.-
OOO, and Young- man Sue Wife for
A special to the Washington Post
from Huntington, W. Va., Says:
"A month ago Miss Margaret
MacBeth, the belle of Bellevue, Ky.,
sued Selby Bonham for breach of
promise, demanding $10,000. Com
plications have since arisen almost
as remarkable as those which made
the "Comedy of Errors" famous,
but to the participants it seems more
tragedy than comedy.
No sooner was Mr. Bonham sued
by Miss MacBeth than he straight
way married Miss Osa Fisher, of
Charleston, this State, who had in
troduced Mr. Bonham to Miss Mac
Beth several years before. In order
to make Miss MacBeth's judgment,
should she recover in the suit against
Mr. Bonham, of no value, Mr. Bon
ham transferred ail of his property
to his wife.
John C. Hupdleston, a conductor
on the Chesapeake and Ohio Rail
way, who lives at Hinton, had some
other claims, however. Miss Fisher
was engaged to marry him. Prepara
tions were made for their approach
ing wedding, wnich was t have
been on Easter Sunday. But Miss
Fisher married Mr. Bonham, and
now Huddleston has brought suit
for breach of promise, damages
Bia Conaterfetina' Oatfit Captured.
New York, April 10. One of the
biggest raids in the history of the
secret service was made to-night by
Chief Hazen, as a result of the ar
rest of John Albert Skoog, for pass
ing counterfeit Swedish notes. Chief
Hazen, after talking with Skoog to
I day and following a clue which he
got from papers in Skoog's pocket,
went to a building in Grand avenue,
Brooklyn, and arrested Emil Mo
bert, a Swede.
One of the most complete counter
feiting plants ever found was dis
covered in the house. Long-sought
plates for 50-kroner notes of the
Bank of Sweden and 100-kroner
notes of the Bank of Copenhagen
were among those found. They
were buried away with other plates
for the making of a $20 note of the
Bank of Scotland which, It Is said,
the secret service of Great Britain
- 1 has been trying to run aown tor
years. Skoos: is said to be one of
lthe moat expert counterfeiters alive.
THE SMALLER NATIONS
CLAIMING HEAVY IN
DEMNITIES. CLAIMS SAID TO BE EXAGGERATED.
Rala' Claim tbe 11 eartcet-tier maa
Tea Ualted State Ak for
OOO.OOO No Plaa Made for ItalaJaa;
Washington, April 13. The last
advices to the State Depart men t
from Mr. Rockhlll contain further
details respecting the amount of ihe
indemnities claimed from China by
the powers. It appears that these
claims have been much exaggerated
in some statements, though tne sum
total is still far In excess of the
amount of money it is believed here
China can raise. It is the Ullef of
the State Department that the total
claims should not be allowed to ex
ceed $160,000,000 or $200,000,000.
There Is as yet no confirmation of
the report from Pekin that the in
ternational commissioners have
figured upon $300,000,000 as the
limit of China's ability in the mat
ter of raising funds. Accordingxto
information received here, the
British claim, so far as formulated,
is reasonable in amount as com ared
with other claims. In fact, the
United States, Great Britain and
Japan represent in these negotia
tions the moderate element w hose
desire it is to prevent the imposition
of charges that shall destroy the
Chinese government and result in
the division of China. None of the
claims Is in excess of $100,000,000
and even the largest is something
less than this amount. This is In--lieved
to be the Russian claim,
which is fixed at $90,000,000. The
German claim is flexible, ranging
between $60,000,000 and $80,000,
000, but it is nearer the former
mark at present, though it will
doubtless grow. As already stated
the claim of the United States is
$25,000,000 and it will be seen that
if the remaing powers are to be al
lowed a proportionate share, the
aggregate will be beyoud China's
ability to pay.
Nothing has yet been determined
respecting the method of raising the
indemnity fund, even after the
agreement is reached.
There is reason to believe that the
kernel of the American proposition
touching the distribution of the in
demnity funds between the powers,
is iouna in a suggestion tnat t'se
allotment be made on the basis ol
the number of troops actually em
ployed by each power in the relief
of the legationers. By this scheme,
the forces biought into China sii.c
the occupation of Pekin are regard
ed as being entirely unnecessary to
secure any lawful and unanimously
desired end. On this basis Great
Britain would rank first, Japan next,
the United States third, and so on.
The Indemnities in Detail.
Berlin, April 13. The correspon
dent of the Associated Pre hear?
tonight from an authoritative source
that the Chinese indeinnitis for
war expenses, exclusive of the claims
of private individuals and missions,
have been fixed as follows: Russia,
360,000,000' marks (about $90,000,-
000); France, 260,000,000 (about
66,000,000); Germany, 240,000,
000 marks (about $60,000,000; Eng
land 90,000,000 marks (about $33,
France also will present claims for
the indemnity of the Italian miss
Weddings and Commencements.
So many inquiries have reached
The Delineator In relation to the et
iquette of weddings, etc., that Mrs.
Frank L arued devotes her article on
Social Observances in the May nam
ber of The Delineator to the ques
tion of weddings and the customs
that are associated with them.
The fashions for those who mour
are constantly undergoing slight
changts.. Tha May number of the
Delineator describes in detail the
materials and general appearance of
nine mourning gowns. The article
speaks of the various fabric and al
so the various customs now most In
Saved Her Slater, Loat her Owi life.
Richmond, VaM April 12. Eve
lyn Jennings, the eight year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Jen
nings, of Norwood, W. Va-, lost her
life on the Norfolk A Western rail
road track in order to save her young
er sister. The two girls were play-
ins at the ( ntrance to a cut on the
railroad, when a freight train posh, d
backward on them. Evelyn saved
her sister, to whom she was greatly
attached, by throwing her from the
trade, dui was caugnx nerseu ana so
badly crushed that she died in a lew
hours. Mr. and Mrs. Jennings passed
through Lynchburg today taking the
can Marry ta
St. Paul Dispatch, 10th.
- A bill requiring a physical and
mental examination of all applicants
for marriage has passed both hou
of the Legislature and will probably
become a law. The law is- aimed to
prevent the marriage of persons
afflicted with incurable diseases, or
of imbeciles. 1 1
UW.CUMTll IUKSE0 TO CCATM.
1 1 orr itU I- mth fM -u t4 la
A i-rriU? death rrrtrl irTh
Ca) Fear loul,lts Chatham oju
Ou Wednesday Mr. T. N. Uuutrr,
a lariurr, &t cut to h-re b via
burning off new grouud lu a
time hh mother started uut to Join
him. She acvideti Ullv irut iu the
tire ami lu a uioliirut lirr vlotbra
Her mii rubbed to tier nmrue aud
fought tbe Ore valiantly, but l-r
clothes wrrv burned off her body be
fore he could eitinguUh the tltims.
The aged Udy suffered mtt horrible
agony aud survived until 5 o'coca
yesterday morning. She died wan-
out relief from pain.
Mr Gun ter was a bo badly In
jured, his bands being burned to th
Done in his heroic but vain attempt
to save bis mother, who was CO
ears old. He is about 24 year old
and has a family. Mr. Gunter i a
highly esteemed young man, as ii
the entire family, and Inn commun
ity is greatly grievtd over the sad
death of the good mother and Ihe
injuries to her worthy sou.
SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD AT LAST.
It I Thuocbt tbe Necro wa leached
WhUe oi ala War to Jail.
Sylvauia, Ga., April 12. l-at
Monday a negro man entered Dave
Cowarl's house, near Portal, in Bul
loch county, and went into hi
daughter's room. Miss Co wart
screamed aud Mr. Cowart en U-red.
Alter a desperate struggle the negro
escaped through the window. Next
day the case was taken up ami the
i rail led to tne arrest of a negro
from South Carolina namt-d Ken
nedy uotden. Mr. Cowart and
other i itizens then gave the negro a
4 'chance for his life," and told him
he could run, or be lynched. The
negro then made an effort to eucape.
when two loads of buck-shot were
tired at him. Some of the snot
went into bis back, passed through
his body aud stopped under the skin
on his breast. He was then left,
supposed to be dying.
Yesterday about 1 o'clock he
showed at Rocky Ford. He was
placed under arrest and the news
spread rapidly. Last night a crowd
of people took charge of Gordon to
Carry him to Portal. After cross
ing the river there were a number
of sliois fired. No member of the
posse returned, but the report is that
the negro was "lost."
A LADY BURNED TO DEATH.
The Prison Oil Brian A Woman t br
A special from! Winston-Salem to
the Cnarlotte Onsyrver contains the
Mis. Fannie Phillips, who lived
near snore, in Yadkin county,
caught fire while 'burning brush at
ner home, and was fearfully burned,
from the effects of which she died
next mornlug. Mrs. Phillips was
about 66 years of age.. he has four
sons and two daughters living in
Illinois, and returned from a visit
to them the latter part of December.
An unmarried daughter lived with
A white woman named Jane
Jones who was arrested and locked
up in the municipal building for
righting her mother on Easter Mon
day, made a profession of religion
in her cell on the day before and
was released. Her shouts could be
heard all over the building. Police
man Thomas is given tne credit for
the woman's conversion. Upon
reaching home she remarked to her
mother: "You sure have got one
Aatro-Hang-arlaa Xta plre (Jo lac to Pl
Chicago, April 12 Count Chi may
of Vienna, who arrived at the Audi
torium Annex last night, predicts
the disintegration of Austro-Hun
gary. The bit er hatred which has
always existed between the Ger
manic and Slavonic races that owe
allegiance to Franz Josef, the count
declared. Is about to culminate in
conditions which finally will result
in the secession to tha German em
pire of all the Teutonic states in
Austria which now form part oi the
union of eighteen kingdoms aod
principalities known as the Austro-
Eighty Boers Captured.
Lnnden, April 12. Tbe War Of
fice has received the following dis
patch from General Kitchener, dated
Pretoria, Thursday: "Colonel Monro
of Bethune's mounted infantiy, af
ter two hours' hard fighting, raptur
ed eighty Boers, Including --Com
mandant Bresla and Lieutenant Fin-
devne of the State artillery, with 8
Wagons, at Dewetsdorn.
A Plot to Kill Kruger.
London, April 18. "The police
of this city," says the Amsterdam
I correspondent of The Daily Express,
recently got wind of contemplated
I attempts on the life of Mr. Kruger.
I One of the persons arrested is said
to have made a confession.".
Unique Complaint at Boyda.
Washington Post. ' ; s
! Boyds, Md., April 12. The farm-
er aooui - uicxerson's, uiis counry.
a a a . a a
are compiaiiiing of their inability to
rajse any spring chickens.! The egga
that one set out for hatching are
ruined by -the severe Jarring and
concussion from the blasting- of
atone atthe government quarries
there, .- . ."- .:''-
All VCU SUSFlCCtO fCt A Wilt
KaiIM at ran Kl
Ter T III W tm
Kail River. Ma-.. Alll 13th.
AUut r-ntr-u tb'Hitxl rti4uv
iiof the cotton tullH la thtrity
were r4lnVd tUy that tbrrrwll!
U do wrurk oext k.
The UOaiou wlllb U luul
grural of any wk Jim' ll uVt i
Ion to curtail ptudootiou iuJ
and about twrnty-Ava ijiiaUoti,
owning aoutr forty mil s tMrly l)r
t-utlie uututa lu thyodW-aU-a:fvw.
uftt, will itop. Thl will dit'a
th prxdurtloti by Suu.OOO plvw and
tnvans a Ion In wajjr to Ihr ourra
tlve of about $loO,t0.
Ixmell, .Mim., April ISth. Th
2,800 operative ot the Marrtu
etta Cotton Mill here ut-rw uotidtd
today not I u return to work until
Aprd 22nd. The eutlrv plant ill be
Cloard on account of tbe dull mar
ket. The Tremout and Suffolk Cot
ton Mills have laid off thr.e-Iburtlia
of the operative) (or an luuVdidte
lime. In all six thousand opetatUe
will be Idle In thin city next ark.
Admiral Scaler 4'oale !!.
Washington, April 12. In com
plianoM with the wishes of Rear Ad.
ml rat Schley the Navy Depart luvm
h&s cabled him that be may return
to the United Hutr iinuitdlately.
thus revoking hU original i ant mo
tions to remain iu command of the
South Atlantic statlou until relieved
by Rear Admiral Cromwell, no' on
nis way Uilthr. Admiral Schley li
on tne flagt-hip Chicago at Mon ele
do. He will return by i'!iirrr
vcwhcls, going ttrt to England aud
thence to New York. He will prob
ably not reach thi ctHiutry uutll late
Admiral Schley want to lf as
signed to duty as chairman of the
Light Houho lb aud iu Washington
until his retlreutout from aclivw aer-
vice for age, October th next. Tlw
chairmaiLsuip, however, has tweii
promised to Rear Admiral Kanju-
har, commander of the North At
lantic naval force, who will change
places about May lxt with lU-ar Ad
miral Higginson, the pncut chair
man. No decision has been ivacht-d
as to what disiMjhitiou will be made
of Admiral Schley lieiweeii hi re
turn home and th date of 1U rt-ti le
nient. A rolUb
a of Mardr
llrldgejiort, Connn April 12. "1
choked the boy until he was 'lead
and then put the body in the field
lraue 1 bad nothing to eat and
could gel no more money, or plac
Such was a part of the conferiloti
made by Josephine Zavatsky, a com
ely Polish girl, before Co roue r Io
ten today. The coroner was investi
gating the circumstances surround
ing the death of a male child about
a year old, whose body was found
in a vacant lot between thl city aud
As the result of the story told by
the girl Charles sediaic, a young
Hungarian, is also under arrest
charged with murder. The girl says
Sediak promised to marry her ifr-he
would get rid of the child. She a
serts that she spoke a few weeks ago
about marrying her as he agreed,
and he replied that he was ready to
do so as soon as she had "put away
the child." The girl even went so
far as to accuse Sediak of having sug
gested that she employ the means of
suffocation to kill the little one.
toward Offered for a Doc' at ot
Taaak to Joka Lacar.
London. Aprlal 12. Stories and
memories of the Alabama have bwn
revived here bv an advertisement
offering a reward for the recovery of
a document conveying the thanks of
the Confederale States to John LanJ
caster, for rescuing Captain Semme
and part of the crew of the Alabama
when the Kearsarge sank her off
The Confederate steamer Alabama,
Captain Ilaphael Semmes, was at
tacked and sunk by tbe united
States corvette Kearsarge, Captain
Winslow, near Cherbourg, France,
June 19, 1864 The British yacht
Deer hound picked op 39 persons, in
cluding Semmes and fourteen of his
officers, after which she heded for
Southampton. Captain Window's
officers begged him to throw a shell
at the Deer hound, but he refused.
John Lancaster was probably the
commander of the Deerhound.
Gorernment Purchase of Bond.
Washington, April 12. Tbe Sec
retary of the Treasury this afternoon
purchased f 1,000,000 short term 4
per cent bonds at $1 1 8.50, the same
price he paid for the last bonds par
Richmond. Va- Anril 12 Mlsa
Rertla Thomaa. of Sand v Ford. Bed.
ford county, was accldently shot and
killed on Wednesday. She was hand-
line a rnn. whim It wa. diivhamvL
causing her death.
The Dry Goods Trust.
- New York, April 12. Announce -
ment Is made that the underwriting
syndicate of the Associated Mer
chants' Association, has many times
over subscribed the Issue of $5,000,-
000 first preferred stock oftVred to
the public There are nnconfirmed
reports that the Associated Mer
chant's capital is negotiating fori
control of a number of other tores 1
In 'Greater New York, besides thore
oriirlnally mentioned In that con-
j A QCtSIICM Cf IMTtt4Timi UV.
Uathiucv. April I - TW W1
proxlir,, N ru, . pr
rut b aolptt of tuul mit,
ihxl la thl rwbtry to ,it
A 1 1 km. wa ;b u. ttupurWel
matlrr di.ru.1 ty U Uu X
dat.andlt Aiturtj lrra
dlrtvtrd iw lutke iu iu ttlfLki
of t trtk4i and rrpt hi wpU
l.mUittM! ,tUM. Atr a cm
or HtmrU uwttiU-ra
arv o lL vt4
nwnt. Tlw iw tiwu U Ul
h-n brulralHy pnmwUloc ra In
augurated iu Cuitrd .MaW luurta.
thry ahvuld U- brought lu tWnacu
of tl United Stair, au aJW-d
iolUon f urutrailty Uin a s
tloo affrUiig naiiota, ou iudukl-
1 Le mo rr uf Uw pcnlifafa
ihe .Nm OrUwa cr a .
claiming luki mduVot of mll
AlrU, who contend that hi lu
UrreaCa arv placrd In Jrvpardy. It U
I-Jlnted out that If an individual
could go Into U OHirta and arur.
restraining order on tL-
that the neutrality Uva of th
country Werr .tfc. vlwlatrd ibm
couiuM-rrv uftiM country mlht b
riouly rtidatigt ml. N
information eiUu oHjrrmlng tau
fl-ort. Attorney t;r.l Ki,
Hi uiakt tnoroufti iurtiiralluti tif
U 2t-w Orlra.ii tat ir It i.
that neutrality U. mTm auch a lu
permit Individual to brin ui
lg In coiut. lufjgit may ba
akud to jm auch amiidmiU a.
will leave Uee uetloua wholly to
the hand uf th goVrruinet it.
WILL STRIKE FIRST OF HAY
1 a4r oa
Charlotte, N. C, April U. It U
said In local mill circle that Pri
deut Uomperi of Ue Kederatlou of
lAbor, rnt avve al daa In If tar
lot le, this w k, lor tbe purpiax uf
orgsnixing the mill oiwratlvra for
co-4peratlou lu tbe geueral mill
ntrlke which It la uuortto!, Itaa
been orderwi for Ma Int.
The manufacturer admit tliat tha
situatln la grave and thl 1 aid to
tai one of the reaMJL why Umi txu
veutioo of tte SoutlM-rii (ktto
Spinners' Amriatlon at Atlanta au
The mill men nay that t of
(iouijierf.' demands U that Id onl.-r
or union lie mignluxl aud that
dinrencebetu t u employer ainl nu
Iw avttled through his agcttcy.
"We will never douwnt to thl,'
said a prominent uiauulaciurer.
"We proMjMu to arrange ditleretMw
with our help din t or linlivldually
and tbe Sou t item iiiauufatlurer X 111
not agree to any sort uf InU-rmedia-lion,
l'nwldeut MUi-r' iletuarnl
will lie Ignored."
KILLED VITN Al IRON EAR.
Proprietor of a Klla4 Tlrr KIIU4 by aa
I'iImvi A ! a.
Chester, S. C, April 13. Karl
this morning Mr. W. H. I waa
found dead in his place of balu
at Whitmire, H. C. He ran a amall
confection ry and bllnl tiger tberw.
It teem some one called him up
and he opened the door and Ut them
In aud as fe turned to walk back In
the store, tbe lrty alruck him over
the right ear with tbe bar ud to
fasten the door on lite lnalde, cruab-
Ing his head causing death, Hla
wu .,wW,.wni, uaiuicy
I be had and soioe ttnfctiocieriea
w?re "Jiing. ine purpow of the
I . .
munier e uinuy wm rohoery. No
m,t taa been maoe aa yet, but
I BOUie employed on the near
TOlMm mni DeiaX "mil tuereaxe
iler awpldon aod It U bopd the
a 4 a a
I uiiiy pany auiws caught.
Samdlco toSucceed Auarulnavldo.
PatV, April 12 Tne Patri
prints aa interview with Agooeulo,
the Phillplno reprentallvj here
in which he says thnt the stvtcoat
that Acuinaldo ea. taken tbe oath
of allegiance to the United Htales
has been continued. Agoncilloaya
that Auginaldo'a capture vu eCect
ed through Infamous teawji, agalnt
which tbe Filipino nation will pro
teat. He says that General Hand loo
will succeed Agulnaldo and will be
proclaiu.ed chief of the army and
dictator. Handioo, he aaya, come cf
dintlnguiahed Panda kan family and
peaks aeveral languages. He waa
educated partly In aeveral European
Fartjubar Ordered Home.
Washington, April 12 Orders
were cabled -by the Navy Depart
ment today to Bear Admiral Farqo-
I nar at an Juan, 1'orto itlco, to pro-
wun Jortn Atlantic muad.
roa to Hampton Roads Va. He ia
directed to arrive there by April 21
or 2 f, stopping only on tne way
nonnwara at ivingnon, Jamaica.
Considerable mystery has attached
to tbe long stay of the equadron at
San Jon. It was reporu-d that the
squadron was waiting there for (tr
1 ders dependent on
ibe attitude of
the Venezuela government toward
Mr. Loom Is, tbe United States
minister at Caracara, bat no con
firmation of this could be secured.
Long Distance Without "Wire.
Paris, April 12. A system of
wireless telegraphy has been estab
lished along the coast of Corsica fur '
a distance of 124 miles. The
caed are 120 (eet.high.