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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA. MAY 9. 1901.
SOME roMTICS AND POLIT
ICAL TRICK Kit Y UNDER
TROUBLE ALONC THE OLD CAPE FEAR.
Mnor tba Wars That Are Iterk And
Trick. That An Vala-llow Thlogs
Arm lKn Aad Who lta Ua.
UXtSF, IN THK
Gi:m Branch, N.C., May 1, 1901.
I send you Home names as 1 want
the good riew scattered "all over
the world." If there ever was a
time when needed it I now. It i
time that all good ? people were up
aud doing, for they have lieen crush
ed, and may tbe . good jieople gain
the victory, and I know that God 1m
not going to let the devil rule al
ways. If the devil waH ever loose
he was loose In the August election.
May it uever he so again.
John T. Hakhku.
VANI I.OVK ANI .IITSTK'K To
Mkkry Him,, N. C,
April 29, 1901.
Enclosed lined money order for
my Hubscribtion. I am old and not
able to work, but can't do without
Thk Caivahian if I can possibly
help it, for it gives me the truth
about what the lawless redshirtsaro
doing Ac. I love truth and justice,
aud hope the lime will come when
they will control North Carolina,
whether I live to see it or not.
G. V. Coub, Sr.
ST I Kit I NO TIM KM IN KAYKTTKVIIXK.
Faykttkvii.i.k, April 29, IDOL
"When thieves fall out" honest
men not only get their dues" but
find out the tricks and meanness of
The mayoralty contest here Is at
a white heat.' The "regular" Dem
ocrats here nominated W. S. Cook
and the 'Irregular" Democrats have
nominated J. 1). McNeill, and the
"regular" and "irregular" llepubll
cans have nominated John Under
Mayor Cook has made a very ef
ficient officer. He is not one of
these low, dirty politicians.
The morning of the August elec
tion, when the news reached Fay
etteviUe that the registration book
was stolen at Cedar Creek, some of
the Infamous ballot box thieves
were going to fire off a cannon to
celebrate the theft, and Mayor Cook
' issued an order saying ' the man or
men who fired off the cannon in
Fayetteville to celebrate such an in
famous crime would be sent to jail.
Cook is being supported by the
dispensary element, and McNeill by
the whisky element.
McNeill is playing his last on the
He has been charged with more
political rascality than any other
man in the county, and" as much as
any man In the Th rd Congressional
.District, and doubtless he is guilty;
he has never denied much of It, if
He is a member of the State Flee -tson
Board, and had all the eternal
fitness and a life-long experience.
He said during the August cam
paign that he had resigned, but it
proved to be a fake.
The anti-McNeill and Hale peo
ple have started a newspaper in op
position' to the Fayetteville Observ
er, which is edited by II. I. McDuf
tle. McNeill has . registered every ev
ery negro in Fayetteville, and is
usinsr a one-leirsred school teacher as
It is well remembered that Jim
McNeill and G. A. Burns were du
ring Ahe August campaign the whit
est of the white supremacy gang,
but every negro school teacher Is
now being button-holed and patted
on" the .shoulder;.' bul "blessed are
they who expect but little, for they
shall not be deceived."
The taking of the testimony by
Mr. Thomas in the,. Fowler-Thomas
contested election is about comple
ted. The contestee, Mr. Thomas,
baa utterlly failed to contradict the
testimony taken by Mr. Fowler.
The registration and poll books in
precincts Nos. 1 and 4. in Cross
Creek townships con not be found.
llev. D. N. McLean was registrar
t in precinct No. 4, and said while on
the stand that he did not remember
what he did with the - registration
and poll books.
T T Aan a 1 nrra xra Intioct rKn mmia a
..rvrr": r.uZr, r:
I.H hi i m ts m u iiv-iin a. a .i 1 1 1 vr n
alonsl onnioat Ma nat(9 t ho, ht
. in tha.TKr.TnTMrn-haw enntMt.
Lean was seen in the Registrar of
Deed's office during the taking
A. if ...
wmimony by Mr. Fpwler with a
oookllke the reointratlon book:
there were some parties in the office
and he left the office with tfie regb
tratlon book in an old tax-book. He
had learned that there was a search
a a .
oeing maae, ana he was trying to
return , the book and was about to be
caught, and "made his escape"
The farmers are much discouraged
Dy the late spring.! The peach crop
u not yet killed.
GOVERNMENT CCIITIOL Of WIRES.
twiWMwi Dick rror Kndical it.
forma in rostal HjHtm.
Tn an address before the Presi
dential Postmasters' Association of
Ohio to day. Congressman Charles
F.Dick, chalrmao of the Republi
can State committee, declared him-
M-lf In favor of government control
of telephone and telegraph lines.
Dlscusslng the lud bill, Mr. Dick
said he believed it would be enacted
into a law by the next Conzmw.
Hut this was not tbe greatest reform
needea in the postal system. -
All means of communication, he
dflared, should be under govern-
mental supervision telegraphic and
telephonic, as well as the mall hvm-
tein. This is certain to come. The
United States finds that the surplus
of Its products must be disposed of
In the markets of the world. It
must not only protect but aid Its
commercial - interests,- and in com
merce it Is an advantage that com
munication be not only nwift, but
I nex tensive.
If a telegraphic communication
can lie sent by the government for
" cents, then a private corporation
must not be iermitted to charge and
collect" 25 cents for that service.
The means of communication ought
to 1 the government's monopoly
and not that of a private corpora
tion. Gen. Dick said that universal
71 UI"i r" w . "l
within a very short time aud de-
MkA VllMil I . I A. - . I
a . 'A9 4
clared himself emphatically in favor
of a postal savings system.
Seven aud Forty.
From the New York Press.
Seven is a holy number. Forty,
like 13 is a superstitious one. Did
you ever try to enumerate Its vir
tues? Moses was 40 days
Mount; Flljah was
40 days fed by
ravens; the rain of the flood fell 40 1
days; another 40 days expired be-
fore Noah opened the window of
the ark; 40 days was the period of
embalming; Nineveh had 40 days
to repent; our Lord fasted 40 days;
He was seen 40 days after His res-
urrection: St. Swithln betokens 40
days of rain or dry weather; a quar
antine extends to 40 days; the privi
lege of sanctuary was for 40 days;
40 days was the limit for the pay
ment of a fine for manslaughter;
the widow was allowed to remain
In her husband's -house for 40 days
after his death, &c.
ll am let loved
Ophelia harder than 40,000 brothers.
The best tale of the "Arabian
Nights" is about All Baba and the
Forty Thieves. We all take 40
winks for a short nap. The 89 ar
ticles of the Anglican Church are
were forbidden hv ttm Mnmito law
to inflict more than 40 stripes on an
offender, and for fpr nf tmyiklinr
the law they stopped short of the
number. And so forth and so on.
Judge Bennett Cited
Dr. George Ilainsford, of New
York, used some very strong lan
guage when the charge was made
that missionaries In China are re
sponsible for the conditions exist
ing in that country. Dr. Bainsford
said that the charge of missionaries
looting is 'damned rot." When
the doctor was questioned about his
warm language he said that he did
not advocate the use of such lan
guage, but there were times when
such ' language was justifiable and
that to say its use is never justifi
able is absurd. Dr. Ilainsford can
appreciate the remark of Judge Ben
nett when the Bank of New Han
over "went bust." "Oh, for some
form of sound words the clergy
might use under stress of great pro
vocation." I'ekln A rain Unsafe for Foreigners
London, May 1. Dr. Morrison
wiring to the Times from Pekiu
April 29th, protests that Count von
Waldersee's policy of punitive ex
peditions has "thrown the greater
part of the province of Chi I J into
anarchy and disorder."
"This is so complete," he says,
"that the neighborhood of Pekin is
now more unsafe for foreigners than
at any previous time since the oc
cupation began. The trade with the
interior is crippled. The only arm
ed Chinese are robbers and 'Boxers.'
ltestitution to the Chinese territor
ial jurisdiction has become a para
Th rfrrTrmilAnt. mpntlnno inc.! -
dentally that neither the British
lotrotlnn nn- ttanoral ftaooloA WA
notified of the expedition into
Shan Si. -
Grandmother of Her Own Children.
New Y'ork World.
Dayton, Ohio, May 2. A mar-
riage was solemnized today, which
makes a queer tangle in relation
ships. The contracting parties are
John Karen, aged 59, and Mrs. Susie
Karch. aired22. The bride is the
v . v
divorced- wife of the son of the I
The divorced husband is now
of Uvlr Iraaaimitas. f8
ried her father-in-law the grand-
Jf-H -H becomes their
Likewise Mrs. Karch
will be the
grand-mother by mar
riage of her own children.
48 1 Chicago Tribune.
Fanny You bad boy!
believe you ever pray, r
T'rvTY-i m xt Voa T Art
I thank the
Lord every night and morning that
T a!n a Hri.
AVEIt FLOtf CO., TO JQI3 TKE TK3T8
It Is MU4 Thmr Mala BIwm 1 5
20 ar Cnt of tfc Mows im tmm Vmilmd
IxmU ville, Ky, May 1. Tbe
atock holders of the 4 Avery Plow
Comjny, which In mid to have the
oldest plow factory la the United
State, it having started operations
m 1825, today authorized the dlrec-
tore to sell out to the new plow
combination being engineered by
Chicago capitalists, if they can get
their price, which la. between $1,-
500,000 and $000,000. Tlx Avery
company lu ald to make between
1 r tu 20 Pr 08111 of tn plows
md I'1 the United States. It is
id In Louisville that the new com-
Mnatlon is to include eight factories
in Indiana and lllinoi-i and the
Avery plant at Louisville, and that
It will, If formed according to this
plan, control 90 per cent of the
output of the United!
Procantions Against Spread of Typhus
Washington, May 2. Extra pre
cautions are being taken to prevent
the spread of typhus sever fiom
Mexico into this countrv. according
to a statement made to-day by Sur-
geon Wyman, of the Marine Hospi
llatiArst Wvinmi ubl Hmt mcwliral
Inspectors, stationed at the three
IkPir.r.-i (.nw:n(M l... v.l;.
a-rjaa vivnmuiga wTTu
Lud the Uuited State." have hee
crossing the frontier,
New Manager of Seaboard.
Norfolk, Va., May 2. The man
agement of the Seaboard Air Line
Railway Company's system was to
day assumed by Mr. James M. Barr.
His title is first vice-president and
general manager. He comes from
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe,
of which he was formerly third vice
president. Mr. John Skeltou Wil-
liams, president of the Seaboard,'
cameJicrefj:oxn...New Yprk -With
Mr. Barr and installed him. These
two officials ' will shortly make a
tour of the entire Seaboard system.
Funstoii. The Man From Kansas
William Allen White will con
tribute to an early number of Th
Saturday Evening P.et, of Ph Ha
delphia' a 8trlkin n-cdotal article
on FlghtIng Fred" Funston, the
man who captured Aguinaldo. This
is the second of a series of remark
able character studies by this bril
liant journalist now appearing in
The Saturday Evening Postr
Mr. White will also contribute to
of the magazine an
unusually interesting short serial
ry ueaimK wiui ivansas me.
a. .i i ; : a. i ir i r
Why Should She ?
Leslie's Weekly. are possessed of all of. the injelli
Mr. Bleebumper My dear, you Kenoe theres nothing to ba parti
have an irritating habit of asking cularly proud of in the fact that our
"Why?" after every statement I people were ever frightered by the
make. Now, won't you try to cry f domination;" theeo
break vrnlf of .thAJUhlt pie of Georgia, where race cdhdi-
Mrs. Rloftburanfir-Whv. rfciin-
ly, my dove. I'm sure I .didn't
know I .did. I'll certainly try to
break myself of the habit, as you
suggest.. But why? -
Russia to Borrow $ 100,000,000.
Berlin, May 2. The Vossische
Zeitung prints a special dispatch
from St. Petersburg, announcing
that Russia has virtually arranged
with France for loans amounting to
500,000,000 francs, and that another
Russian loan . is being . negotiated
with English and American bankers
Tho dispatch - further says tha
the Czar is planning for a trip
abroad during next August, and
that "he will visit " Copenhagen,
Darmstadt, and Vienna.
"Willie," said mamma, didn't I
tell you to wash your face?"
"Yes, ma'am," Willie replied,
"and I did wash it."
"I don't believe you. It's just as
dirty as ever."
."Mamma," piped little Elsie, who
had just been vaccinated,
he did do it, but it didn't
I From the New York Weekly.
I Rnmaaafii1 Varmop f whiNO arm i
been to college) What was all that
Ihmulln) vnn nroa Hnin In th rrnva9
Cultured Son I was merely show-
intrMiw Rrirhti-ve what a collet
vfili isiltB- -
VarmerWall. T swan! Colle
i snmfltrr-vi after all. T'm coin'
tntn tnwn tr, nmft trk to-
morrow. Von kin o-o alone an do
North Carolina Synod of Lutheran
Greensboro, N. C, May 2.
North Carolina Synod of the Evan
gelical Lutheran Church convened
in annual - session today at Gibson
ville, near this city. Among the
most important questions to come
up during the session will Be the
Umoval oi North Carolina College,
the svnodical male educational in-
- stltution, located at Mount Pleasant.
Atlanta Constitution. -The
greatest grief on
Hymned : of . the
Is not forgetftilness of eartJi to know, tender leavef. hopefor national
I But only the loreetiuinees oi iove
SOME 0PINI0NSS To THk
DEAD WEIGHT AND DE
CRACY. PC0PU SPEAKING OUT PLAINLY.
DeSaaoa of tmm Red Satrt Aaarehy-aad
8om Predictions m to ths Fatnra Ad
rlem to "Christian Peopla-and Othsr
There is no doubt that some of
the most effective influences in the
Southern country are actively at work
with a view to forming a new era of
thought in the South, and that the
main hope is to dislodge from coun
cils and power that class of men
who hold ballot-box stuffing and
fraud and red shirtlsm as the highest
Principles in politics
It is a fact
that for some years past such a
purpose has been openly declared by
a number of the - most able and
honest men In the South, and while
they hav e adhered to that purpose,
they have been given such a baptism
of political tire as the old, inoss-back
regime supporters could administer.
But these pioneers never wavered,
aud now some of their most fero
cious opponents of past years are
falling into line. Even Mr. W. J.
Bryan sees the signs of the times
and utters a warning to the "Demo
cracy" that Democracy which bases
all existence it can claim on a
form stolen from . the People's
Party, and which depends for its
succe-s solely on fraud, ballot-box
stuffing and red shirt force.
A few comments here appended
some of which may have been pub
lished before, will offfir some sug
gestion as to the efforts being made,
and which it may well be hqxl
will prove successful;
Notblnr to be Proud of.
Charlotte. Observer. .. ,
Two phrases have been dinned' in
to their ears until they are sick" at
stomach "white supremacy"
and "negro domination." These
will neither persuade nor scare the
people of North Carolina hereafter.
An attempt was made, after4 the
August election last year, to warm
them over and work them for No
vember, but it failed signally and
had to be abandoned. In truth,
considering that there are three
white men' in North Carolina to' one
negro and that the " whites own
practically all of the property , and
lins are much the me 88 tfaey are
here, could never be so frightered
and hence have -declined to take
even the first step toward the adop
tion of a constitutional amendment
to disfranchise the minority and'.in
ferior race.' But that is nei$ier
here nor there we have our amend
ment and the white folks propose
to have the freedom which they
where promised should go along
with it; indeed, they have already
begun to enjoy it." -
Adrlce to "Christian People." 4
"We have at last come to the end
of the political war. Now may the
people and the churches have rest;
and -may all Christian poeple give
no countenance to those 'leaders'
who may seek again tomake fellow
citizens hate one another. Now ft
the time for us to establish anew
political . basis in North Carolina,
recognizing the right of any man to
vote as he pleases and demanding
that politicians shall .wage their
campaigns on principles instead of
passion. It is with the people."
Waiting for a "New Party."
We remenxber'very well how the
editor of the Wadesboro M. & I.
and his kind, had bad spells when
fusionists filled a few places with
the same men who created- the of
fices. If it becomes generally
known that the Democrats are doing
even worae aiouS tuia uue uu lu
IUSIOUISIS U4U, . WB are 1IIU VUI
ftiend -Boylln will wash his hands
of the . whole - business and form a
new party, we are waiting lor a
new party ourself a party that is
not wmpletely dominated , by self-
seeking machine demagogues ; but
we would rather join one that has a
Cor. Charlotte Observer.
tor McLaurin has many ; warm sup
porters here, in Senator Tillman's
own county. They feel ; that the
South has been practically dead for
many years, and the national Demo
cratic party is a set ofs dry bones
like . an ' Egyptian mummy. It is
asserted that while God has given
man , free, agency, the . South for
many years 1 has had no more free
agency is to national politics than a
railroad engine, but she is - now the
abject slave of antiquated issues and
a tew fat office, holders. There is a
resurrection ' of new life in -Mo-
Laurin's speech at Charlotte that
like the spring trees, putting on
Tk Bter It Will b For Ik Commlrr.
Western Carolina New-.
If the tone of tbe pm rvpnwnts
public sentiment, aud it usually
does, the second administration of
President McKinW will be known
In history as our iuot marked era
of political good feeling. Kven the
rankest partisan editors are ex prov
ing wishes that the President's trip
to the Pacific Coat w ill be enjoy
able to him, and the preparations
for his reception all along the route
are being partlcited in by men of
all political parties. This is as it
should be, and the longer it con
tinues the better it will be for the
tfecttoMl rrcjwiks Wak'inx-
Kansas City Journal.
President McKInley's efforts to re
establish fraternal relations between
the North and the South are not
without results. There are many
gratifying evidences that the sec
tional prejudice which has held on
so tenaciously among the Southern
people has greatly weakened within
the last few years. It is true that
the war with Spain was largely re-
sponslble for this but It was mainly
tne resident's treatment ot theiono.ooo to l..o0o.oo was enwt.,1
South in the
that did the
ment of Gen.
conauci ot mat war
work. The appoint
Fitzhugh Lee, Gen.
other prominent ex-
I onfoderates to Important positions
in the military service accomplished I
more in the direction of reuniting I
the two sections than anything else
ever attempted. . -
Kryan on the "New Movement."
Lincoln, Neb., May 2. In a state
ment made to-day, William J. Bryan
takes Senator McLaurin, of South
Carolina, to task, for what he de
clares is his political flop. At the
same time, Mr. Bryan admits that
Senator Mcl-aurin's action marks the
beginning of a movement in the
South, which will have an Influence
upon the politics of the nation. He
"It is not likely that Mr. Mcljaur
in will be the leader of the move
ment, because he is handicapped by
the fact that he is using his official
position to misrepresent the views
and interests of his constituents, but
some leader will arise to give direc
tion and force to the aristocratic and
plutocratic element for which Mr.
McLaurin speaks. There is such an
element in every community, and
now that the race question no longer
unifies the white people of the
Southern States, it will doubtless
"Senator Tillman- has already
taken up the gauge of battle thrown
down by Senator McLaurin, and
will doubtless be able to marshal a
considerable majority in that state,
but the same influences are at work
in other states, where there is great
er danger of their success.
Once a "Fire Xater."
Ex-Senator M. C. Butler, of South
Carolina puts the seal of his ap
proval upon the course of Senator
McLaurin of that state in support
ing the administration's foreign
policy. He also approves the course
of President McKinley toward our
new possessions. In his opinion it
would be healthy for South Carolina
to have an active opposition to the
machine that occupies the saddle in
that State. Ex-Senator Butler as
our readers will remember was once
the bitterest fire eater in the whole
South, and such a modification of
views is a significant sign of the
A TOWN MADE MOTHERLESS.
A. Terrible Disaster on the Hirer Dnieper
London, May 3. A special dis -
patch from Odessa, dated April 26th,
purports to give an eye-witness
story of the recent ferryboat disaster
on the River Dnieper near Katch-
karovka, when almost a hundred
mothers, with their babies, return-
ing from the evening milking were
drowned. A sudden storm sprang
up, there was a panic, the pontoons
swamped and only a few of those on
the ferry were saved by a boat.
Three persons clung to a horse which
sjwam - ashore. Practically every
feniily in the village was rendered
fcotherless by the disaster.
llisslssippi Cotton Growers la a Dilema.
Jackson, Miss., My 1. Farmers
f this section have just discovered
fhat their cotton seed planted prior
to the cold - wave has not and ap
parently cannot thrive. Because
ofhigh prices paid by the oil mills
bst winter the farmers sold all they
oould spare from their seed piles,
reserving only one planting.
-.Interior merchants are holding
what little seed they have at $35
per ton but ahe oil mills here pro
pose to sell all they have at cost $18
Hidden Treasure Found. -
Akron. O.. Mav l Jnsenh Mev
ers. employed on the old Osborne
farm, has due: up a pot containing
$3,600 in eold. It was found ' near
the barn. This is the second dis-
covery of gold made on. the place,
the total being more than "$5,000.1 1 felt a body float against my legs
Osborne's relatives have always con
tended that there was $20,000 hid
den in various places.
Bobbers Plead Guilty.'
Macon,' Ga., May I. O.M. Chest-
nofc of Jacksonville and Cliff Jordan
of Macon, charged with robbing
Southern exnress car. on the Central
of Georgia railroadplead guilty
fore the police recorder this morn-1 a. sail boat was cornered in
ing and were bound over to
grand jury in the sum of $1,000. 7
THE SOUTHERN CITY OF
ED BY A FEARKULCON
F LAO RATION.
CREAT 10SS-TN0USANOS NOSELESS.
Owe Om llandrd Forty Rlocka Uo U
la Hmk-Hotel. TkMtm. Ckarrk
ad KtrerrtkU Wlpad Oat - lHMM.r
Aa To Uw Of Ufc-Aa AimI for
Jacksonville, Florida, May 4.
The mot disastrous tin- in the his
tory of this city began vesterdav
shortly after noon in a small factory,
from a defective wire, according to
the bt belief and burned for uear-
ly ten hours. In that tim a prop-
erty damage estimated from fli,-
According to the city map one
hundred 'and forty blorks were
burned, many of them in the heart
of the business and residence section.
The estimate of house to the block
is ten, hence l,3oo of them went up
in smoke. Manvofthe tintwt nub
lie and private, buildings were de
stroyed, including hotels, theatre,
churches and reidences.
The casualties cannot be accurate
ly estimated tonight. That there
were several seems to be well authen
ticated. Among them was that to
the Fire Chief, who sustained a bad
fall. The Mayor ordered all of the
saloons closed, and has iinpresed
Ieople help to clear the wreckage.
The Mayor at a late hour, Hated
that he estimated the Iocs at $ 1 5t
OOO.Ooo, and that lo.ooo to 1 5,000
people were homeless.
The situation is one approaching
desolation in a large section of the
The burned district reaches from
Burbridge street on the north, to
the St. John's River on the South, a
distance of not quite two miles.
The width of the desolated area Is
thirteen blocks. Within this space
practically everything is blackened
ruins. On Bay street, the principal
mart of trade, the Western Union
Telegraph Company's building is the
first going west. Everything east
of I .aura on Bay is gone.
At 10:15 o'clock the fire was un
der control, having practically burn
ed itself out. The suburban settle
ments, with the exception of Lt
Viiia, are intact. La Villa was
badly hurt. The extent of the dam
age cannot le told until to-morrow.
Thousands of persons are on the
streets tomgnt Homeless, with prac
tically all their worldly possessions
upon their backs. The depots of
the railroads, situated in the south
western section, have been turned
into temperaay lodging houses and
nospitais. i-.uck.iiy tne weather is
fine, so that there will be no suffer
ing on that score.
The city is under martial law and
all of the available State militia is
on duty in the streets. Some order
is being brought out of the con
fusion. Jacksonville is meeting the
emergency calmly and has organ
ized tor relief work. Ten thousand
people are homeless, and many of
them left on afternoon and night
trains for St. Augustine and other
coast cities and near-by towns, while
numerous river craft took many to
little places on the St. John's river.
Supply stations have been establish
I ed in various Darts of the citv and
lall day they have been thronged by
the hungry. One story, which is
persistently reiterated, is to the ef-
feet that a party of men and women
driven to the docks by tbe fire were
compelled to jump in the water and
that several of them were drowned
A sail boat that was at the boat
yard was made u-e of by Alfred
Ball, a member of tbe Jacksonville
Rifles, who lives in Springfield su-
burb. at Third and Main streets,
Mr. Ball says: "There certainly
I were many lives lost at that point.
I The shrieks and cries for help that
came to my ears during the first
moments 01 me iour nours uiai 1
x a a V I
w 1U lu ww iierirreuiuK
anaawiui. x was uxieny neipiess
to am. 1 am posiive inai ai ieai
five persoos were drowned at that
. sn . ' a a a a a.
piace. 1 got in a sail noai ai uaru-
ner's yaru, ai u oxiock. mere were
about 15 persons aboard, two ne
groes among. tbe number. When
we got into the boat every avenue
of escape was cut off. We got a
line to the steamer Edith, and she
polled us rum the dock. A mo
ment later the line parted. Two
boats drifted alongside and eight
I persons -tried " to eet Into them.
Both boats capsized. I saw several
eo down ana arown. several 01
those who eot out of tbe sail boat
- 1 were swent under the wharf at the
foot of Market street, .and I think
I all. must have pensbed. I got
I the wharf and for four -hours held
to tbe pilings - When I was rescured
1 1 was badly burned 'about the head.
and tried' to lift It to the surface,
but failed. . Undoubtedly there
were many lives lost at the foot
Savs Arthur Cummer.. of the
Cummer Lumber Company: "We
heard the shieks and calls for' help
as we steamed from the wharf
a I the
last minute. ; We heard , num
I hen nf nri-ann vm In nertl on the
be - wharf and made for tie pier again.
the I docks. Young. Coxsetter, - of
Augustine, swam to the steamer cents a hundred pounds to-day.
Kdith, and gm hinj a Hoe.
Tbe liae cither parted ur vaatam
rl. In the ne lnUut U4h
tmer and boat ere earlid In
denmoke. We fvt a g!iniM t.f
the mil hmt driftl In rr and
then dlr! Id the tUotea. As
the Kdllh tautrd toward tuld
channel to e-ape, we ht-ard afuolB
I tig crle fbr hrlp. There I no
doubt but that all In Um Ut alb-red
a frbrhtfui fate."
The officers and crew of the lll!h
reirt that tley saved Co -ims
who Itad jutupud into the rlxer t
I'uslssastse Iiss Aptwals for llls
Washington, May 4. The follow.
Ing teh-grani officially reporting 1Im
Jacksonville fin and apllug for
help wa rweived to-day at the
Pi t office lvpartment;
"JarkMinvllle, Fla., May 4.
PoMuiaxter-General, Washington. It.
"Three-fourth of the residence
and huMiutMS ortlou of the rlty was
destroyed by tbe great fire here
yesterday. The port office n in
much danger at one time, hut was
uninjured. Great suffering will en
sue aud aUiaiKV thould he went I be
city, as thousand are homeless aul
without imaiiH of oupport.
(BignM) "Dk.iiso Kwn,
CIVIL IULE FOB MANILA
Tb Trial of l.isatoaaat Koyrr has
Manila, May3. The civil govern
ment in Manila wai etahli.-ned t
day as a preliminary to the Inautru
ration of a general civil government.
Judge Taft says a munk'il govern
ment lor Manila will shortly to-
The Hoard of Health has com
pleted the census of Manila. The
lobulation numbers -21,73:!.
The trial of Lieutenant Dover,
charged with commissary irregular
ties has been completed. The ver
iict has not been announced.
The trial of Captain Harrow, al
so charged with commismry irregu
ari tit-s, begins Monday.
Yellow Fever la llttvana.
Washington, May 3. Yellow
fever has made its amtearauce in
Havana and the order of the Secre
tary of the Treasury UNiending the
quarantine n-guUtions until the l""h
instant has l"en revokeI. The news
01 1 ne presence ul tne ulMse was
lorwarded to the Suriren General
of the Marine llositital S-rvi bv
Dr. Glennan, chief quarantine onicer
lor Cut, lie says there are two
cases of the fever in Havana, but
makes no reiort for other partfl of
the island. The quarantine regula
tions, which go into effect imuHxli-
ately, require certificates of immun
ity from persons coming from Cuba
to the United States through South'
ern torts, and five weeks abnce
from Culm on the part of 1 arson
coming from that island through!
Chinese Eating Each-Other.
Des Moines, May 3. Minister
Conger has received messagm asking
cooperation in irivlne relief to
starving millions in Nor then China.
Minister Conger says the suftVrlng
of the famine stricken people in
Shansi is indescribable.
Prince Chine told me only two
days before I left Pekin' said
Minster Conger, "that thee people
were literally eating eich other
They have eaten every blade of
grass, every bit of bark everything
in fact that can be eaU-n in that
province. Nothing has been raised
there lor tw years, and unless re
lief is iriven many thousands must
C hina C an't Pay Indemnity Withovt As -
Pekin, May 2. At a meeting of
the Ministers yesterday the report of
the Indemnity Committee was read.
It is claimed that the revenue from
all available sources will not allow
China to pay the indemnity unl
assistance is rendered.
The next meeting will s held
next Tuesday. The subject of Count
von' Waldersee's letter will then be
taken un and a renlv to it will be
drafted. The Ministers personally
to the tone of letter They
clAi,n Uiat they know Wliat they
.n uUhmit ir.v t..ii Ti..
I m9 mf
particularly object to any of the
legion truards beluir under any
.uthorily except that of the
A Cat the Mother of Chic hens.
The correspondent of the Rich
mond Times from Bristol, Va., says:
"A pet cat as the mother of a
bro xi of young chickens may seem
rather odd to be true, but such a
state of affairs exbts at tbe home of
Dr. H. T. Berry, In Bristol. The
hen had warmed the nest of eggs,
when she drooped and died. Ob-
I serving the deserted appearance of
the nest, about wnicn the cat naa
to I piayeo, she coiiea nerseit upon tne
leggs ana remainea taitniut to mem
until 1 6 little chickens had broken
I through the shells and were playing
Un.aoce-r-i Ats-t to Co.bUta.
of - Winston, N. CL, May 3. A prom-
- I inent cotton-mill man says that two
attempts have been made to com-
I bine cotton manafacturing, but they
failed. He added that he did not
at I think" such a thing possible for
several years at least.
Sumr Advanced lO Cent.
the I New York, May 3. All grades
St.! of refined sugars were advanced ten
liKirsVKXOrt SAYS IT IS THK
VKXMYSV ItfcYKM'K I.N
STATU WIT It tUIIVlS SO.
.Ubetta, O.. May r. Iteisei1.
tUeC. 11. tiruetMir aay Uat be
ha mvUed a great many letter la
regard to hU recent ritluo mm l
an ImxMwo tai, the wlilrra aeemht
tl tttlnk that It I. m be J-IKk.
Uken by him; tsjt M aerl. that a
I ti.M; that he ha aUsja ten l
favor ol'an Iimxiih- taa; that It is
11m fa 1 real tat lit the World.
(ieueral Uruur declare tUt
iww aud Krate qutvllon- in regard
to taxation are cumlog to tbe lrU
and tnut tv tuet. H- ya Amerkn
Is cteafUn to be a iiatluit of loiajrts
and .lm- tut thai, iuUd ol Im
port mg ti-l aud iroti. It I- bow r
srtiug them, and that It will
pn-tiM iiig all the fcujffc, it tHmit
and iiiut look largely to M.ioe other
-outre than the tarHT lur natiooal
Ulea. For this Iuh he w.mld mil,.
stllule as 0 rtr.t nit-aut the loewme
ienera ( ir.venor di--ural Mtu
Uxatloii at Miiue lenktb. tvtntltir
iMit the fal that when the couatltu-
tlm was frauied tlere waa t-artvy
such a thing In the slate rouMitu
tlom a the lucorMiration of a fran
chl4. and that a irrvsi rhsnv.
W1 - - " - M-
Ukeu Hac With thegnm th of thee;
that While they liaU tieen dei Urvl
pros.-rty aud were txe! toaouie ea
tent aa property they are not I a led
to auythiug like the ealeut they
sltould be. He would
the oUte iuMltutiouN aol ralm- all
stritlly state revenue from Um
Ue called atU-ntion al.-o U the
fact that titer In nothing new In
thi; that Pennsylvania and wveral
other atatttt now rainn th.-lr .1.1.
revenues lu thb. way. He iintl
out also bow the evils ofuudervalu-
Uon tw'i h-alitii
aplr when tley would liave to
I my nothing iuto the stte (Mjard of
"lualiMtion for whUh, miii ln,ti
luuon, l.e Mvmed to have mall
ni-ct, would be done away with.
He would have !) Ufn JevUd
by local bodi and attach an murh
responsibility aa MMible to hs'al
MktTliem Vmj. .
When Gieat Britain nhall liave
eXhauftUd tue renouiten of lite ordi
nary taxpayer to make g.jod tle ei-
IeiiM of the Hoit war. It may l-
think itself to make an a-wwaeii!
011 A II re. 1 Beit anl Cecil Hh.-U
tbe billionaircM In wIkm- interest
tbe w ar wan louirht.
Ituaaitt Ufl F ran ee In Ar-nl.
Paris, May 3. At a meHini: te
day of the French cabinet, M. IM
casi', miuUter of foreign affair, re
ported the result of his vlit to St.
Petersburg, from which city le li
Just relurued. Russia and France.
he stated, are in pertWt avurd ou
I - ra mm i um
I ta-. aa 1 a as . . .
I Ik-rliu, May 2. A dLqtch from
Pekin, dated May lat, to tbe Kol-
uische Aeilung Mya that a bloody
I battle has occured between KaaalatM
I &d Chluese near Mukden. The
Kuwdans lut sixty lu killed and
wouuded. Four Kuaslau offltem
were killed and among the wound
ed wa trfieral Zerpitxkl.
Ignorance la Itllaa.
"Is there anything pecular about
"Not at all. He Aim ply dotu'l
know and doesn't know he tlorant
know, and that's the uual oomblna-
1 lion ,n of Ipl who doot
Frotn a Democratic Standpoint.
lltl rm - a m
nen hoy. i'.usmpii paraooea an
nmate of the penitentiary It wax
'turning out criminal to prey upon
the dear people;" when Gov. Ay-
cock grant executive clemency it is
"evidence of kind hearted nea-s.
mercy and charity." Ex.
President Charles D. Mclver, of
the State Normal and Industrial
College, has accepted an Invitation
to deliver the commencement ad
dress at the University ofTennemee,
at Knox ville, on June letb.
Rev. A. T. Sterger, of the Trinity
Evangenical Lothern church, of
Baltimore, - is quoted as being in
favor of saloons.
If the old saving that "a house
divided against lfeelf can't stand
be true, the Demo -ratlc party is get
ting shaky. Times-Mercury.
Tbe Society of the Colonial Dames
met in Wilmington last week and
elected their officers lor the ensuing
IMWam la. IshI-Tsiih ml
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