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I THE C At) G ASIAN.
STiikY OF ISATTLK BEING UN
KAVELEI) BY BGHLEY
COURT OF INQUIRY.
SCHLEY REMAINS IN ICNORAKCE
A.ln.lral Kvaoa Admit Schley Wu Kept
lu Park About Secret Hlcnale Rlg-abee
rail to Clear Mystery Intimation
That Nampaoa Waa Warned Schlay'a
llen1li Condact In Action.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 4. The
,n)'''Ht? of theCoqrt of Inquiry
t investigate the conduct of Ad
miral Schley during the Santiago
naval campaign are rapidly progress
Intf. Ii the last four days eleven
witnesses have been examined. The
next important thing thua far de
veloped it) that Information furnish
ed by the navy department to Banjo
Hi m and the captains of the four
h outing ships In regard to the pres
ence of the Spanih fleet in Santiago
harbor were not communicated to
Schley, although many of the offi
cers of these vessels were in dally
contact with his ileet.
Hear Admiral Evans, who' as cap
tain commanded the battleship Iowa
during the Santiago campaign, was
one of the moHt Important witnesses
called. Ills testimony, covered the
entire period from the time the Iowa
Ittl the port of Key Went on the
2oth of May, 1898, until the 6th of
July, when Admlal Evans testified
he had a conversation with Admiral
Schley concerning the battle of the
:(i. lie described in detail
principal battle off Santiago,
also gave xirticulars concerning
bombardment of the Colon on
1st or May.
On his cross-examination by Mr.
Itayr or, Admiral Evans said he had
lett Key West with the Iowa for
Cienfuegos on May 20, and that he
knew before leaving that port that
a secret code had been arranged for
communication with the insurgents
on shore at Cienfuegos, as Captain
Chad wick had given him this infor
mation. Then, did you inform Commo
dore Schley that this system ol sig
nals had been arranged?"
'I did not. It never entered my
mind that he did not know it."
Upon what ground did you sup
pose that Commodore Schley knew
'He was the commanding officer
of the squadron."
Admiral Evans also testified at
great length In regard to the famous
loop of the Brooklyn, saying that at
one time the Texas had to come to
a dead . stop because the Brooklyn
was within 100 yards directly ahead
of her. He nftlso said that official
chart of the battle showing the
Brooklyn not to have been closer
than one-third of a mile from the
Texas was absolutely wrong.
( ommander Miller read from the
collier's law to show that the Iowa,
the Massachusetts and the Castlne
h id been coaled on the 23d and 24th.
The sea on the 25th, he said, was
nasty. On the 26th the collier was
umkintrfrom 6 to 11 knots and the
nea waa smoother. Vessels could
have coaled that day. He had ob
jected to having two battleships coal
as they had a peculiar rolling mo
tion and might have crushed the
collier between them. In response
to the court Commander Miller said
he could have coaled any of the
ships on the 25th, though not com
fortably. Captain Theodore F. Jewell, who
was commander of the cruiser Min
neapolis, said that he had first fallen
in with the flvine sauadron on the
evening of May 26. Captain Lemey
quoted from Admiral Schley's letter
to the senate committee on naval af
fair, dated February 18, 1899 say
ing: "After having been informed
by the scouts commanded by such
officers as Sigsbee, Jewell and Wise,
that, although they had been off
Santiago for a week, they had seen
nothing of Cevera's fleet since it left
Curacoa," and a&ked whether he had
given to Admiral Schley this infor
mation or any other information
concerning the Spanish fleet.
The witness replied: "I gave him
no information with reference to
that subject whatever."
Capt. Sigsbee, formerly of the
Maine and afterward of the scouting
ship St. Paul, testified that the first
I08itlve knowledge of the presence
of the Spanish fleet in Santiago Ear
tor was on the morning of the 29th
of May, 1898, twenty minutes after
the Colon had been sighted in the
harbor by Schley's squadron, al
though he had been cruising off the
harbor since the 21st of May. He
did not give Schley on the 26th,
wnen he first met that officer upon
the arrival of the squadron, any defi
nite information of the whereabouts
of the Spanish fleet, although he re
ported to him certain events which
he thought ought to have Indlcited
that the fleet was inside the harbor.
He reported, however, that on the
23th he chased some steamers, which
he thought were the Spaniards ap
proaching Santiago. Admiral Samp
"on, In a report to the Navy Depart
ment, apparently quoted Capt. Sigs-
as saying that Schley was block
ading twenty-five miles from the
harbor of Santiago. Capt. Sigsbee
positively denied ever having made
All of the commanders of the
scouts have now been on the stand,
w although all of them received
dlipatch saying the Spanish fleet
was reported to be In Ha n I a rn
tor and one of them received the
dispatch from the Department say
Ing that the enemy were actually at
antiago, no evidence has vet f.n
r.rrI.,l . t a -
r -vv. ,v uv mat n was com-
r VCT vAJuiiuouore ckmley.
On this point the case seems to have
rZ . ' c. 9 8UPPosed that
-.:.. gave his test!-
ujuujr wie mystery would be clear!
Tho Mr.rUI - . - . . I
A .1 vea u,ae' ut
o. llie III EMI ftl mitta- ukUk
ria a rwwi.. I. a . It
"uuuinu-u 10 me court, the
a Bna prominent that the In-
lormauon which the Navy Depirt
,11.1 . 4 . . . " . I
- iui wuiev piiiiitiv i
through everybody's flneers Instead
oi Deing conveyed to him, as it
Bnouia nave been.
Thomas VV. Dleuaide, a corres
pondent of the New York Sun, tes
tified to the nearness of the Brook
lyn to the Texas while thejoop was
executed. He said it was a close
T t X a 1.
i-ieui. vmmanaer bharp; form-
ny commander or the Vixen, tes
tified that at the time of the Brook
lyn's loop he saw the Texas appar
ently dead In the water. He would
not vouch for the accuracy of the
notes of the battle taken by Lieut.
Harlow, of the Vixen. When ask
ed If he remembered being ordered
by Commodore Schley to report to
Admiral Sampson that from smoke
in the harbor It looked as if the
Spanish fleet intended to come out,
he said that he could not remember
the occurrence, although it might be
possible. He testified, also, that the
New York arrived an hour and
fifteen minutes after the Colon had
surrendered. The Colon was the
last Spanish ship to strike her colors.
Capt. Sigsbee again positively tes
tified that he never received or com
municated to Commodore Schley
the departments dispatch of May
20, saying that the Spanish fleet ar
rived in Santiago harbor on May 19.
Lieut. James G. Doyle was the
first of the Brooklyn's officers to ap
pear as a witness, and was called for
both sides. He testified that changes
in the Brooklyn's log, as to the turn
made at the time of the loop, were
inserted to correct palpable errors,
and were made at the suggestion of
Lieut. Sharp, of the Vixen.
One of the most important epi
sodes in Lieut. Doyle's testimony
came just as the court adjourned.
Mr. Ilayner had asked Lieut. Doyle
whether the blockade as establi-hed
by Gommodore Schley was main
tained after the first of June, the
date of Admiral Sampson's arrival.
The witness answered in the affirma
tive, and then Mr. Ilayner inquired
when the circular from the blockade
was commenced. Before Lieut.
Doyle had opportunity to answer,
Capt. Lemey, who from the first
has insisted that Admiral Sampson
must not be brought into the case,
objected. The court immediately
retlrea, ana in a tew minutes re
turned with an announcement that
all ouestlons as to the blockade off
Santiago must be confin d to the
arrival of the commander-in-chief,
The effect of this decision, of
course, is to prevent Admiral
Schley's counsel from showing to
the court, as they had intended, that
Schley's plan of blockade was satis
factory to Admiral Sampson upon
the latter's arrival, and was main
tained by him for a considerable pe
riod without change.
Upon the reassembling of the
Court next day Lieut. Doyle again
took the stand. Mr. Rayner, coun
sel for Admiral Schley, aaked:
"What was Admiral Schley's con
duct and bearing at the time either
during the bombardments or during
ine Dauie oi juiy o, wneu ma nip
Was under fire?"
"He always struck me as being
Just about as well possessed as It was
possible for anybody to be uhder
Mr. Rayner then asked the wit
ness whether on July 2, 1898, he
had observed smoke coming from
Santiago harbor over Zocopa hill?
Caotain Lemly objected, contended
that Such questions would be to open
ttle gates for an interminable inquiry
and if one side should enter upon
such ouestlons the other side also
must be "allowed to do so. They
did not obiect except lor the reason
of the time involved. -
Mr. Rayner was then permitted
to ask his Question, which he did
in the following words:
"Was the smoke observed on July
2, by Commodore Schley, commun
cated to the squadron?"
The reply was: "Smoke was ob
served rising in the harbor on July
2. and my impression now is ana
always has been since that night
that that information was conveyed
to the commander-in-chief."
After describing the battle of San
tiaeo and the chase of the Colon,
Lieut. Doyle was excused, and the
At this writing it seems likely
that the Department will not can
vprv manv more witnesses. If this
turns out to be true, Admiral &Wey
will shortly have an opportunity of
presenting his side ot tne case, ine
testimony against him has generally
been very weak, and he ought nave
very little trouble in refuting it.
1t is Important that those who
co on excursions for pleasure or
health should make some provls
Ions against the attacks of bowel
diseases, which not only cause them
great inconvenience, but are some
times fatal In their results. A bot
tle of Pjrry Davis' Pain Killer is,
ahkTA found. . a most effectual
remedy against such attacks. Avoid
anhatltntaa. there 18 Out one rain
Killer, Perry Davis', rnce auu
. . n i. . af. M
RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY OCTOBER 10. 1901
WOUU UASQUEIACES AS A tUI
Ur I 111., ft wM ItMUd
"Mr. Hall" waa . Feaaale.
New York.Hi.nr. nn ti,-..
... , r u-;evruKB
Blry oi a woman who preferred to
!"- -or a man was revealed by the
death of Miss Carolina Hall, of Bos.
cabin passenger on the steam-
sn,P ---ta JJl Terlno, which arrived
irom Naples and nth-. tM.w, u.,
j .. w"
y' a lDe passenger list Miss
till innctKul o utr. m .... .
1UW "an,". ana with "him" on the
. v i . . ...
"P was Mrs. Hall. It was not un-
111 the former was stricken with
"""' iiiucn uirnL inn iniri'a unr.
. .. f -
supposed man was ivomn. tw
lore that no one suspacted that Mr.
uaii" was not a man and .h and
nis wiie wera received as such. The
1 f a A
woman addressed her companion as
Tlaa TTolIM J i
The woman was 39 years of age I
and la said to have been the onlv I
"augnier oi a uoi. Mall, a well-to-do I
1 A . 0m -m. 1
retired army officer living in Bos
ton. She was 6f slender build.
mum height and with a short crop
of light hair cut pompadour. She
drewsed well and carried hereof with
the air of a man. Her voice and
gestures were masculine. After
"Mr. Hall" was laken ill, the ship's
surgeons were called In and then
the secret came out. The patient
begged that it be kept, but the sur
geons were forced to tell it to the
captain, who, however, did not dis
close it to the issventv-flve cabin
passengers. The surgeons said the
patient was suffering with consump
tion. The vessel docked at this port
Sunday and the young woman died
at 2:33 a. m., today. During the
day the coroner's office was notified
and a coroner's physician visited
the ship and held an autopsy on the
body. After this the other woman
telegraphed to Col. Hall, in Bos
ton. All day long in the saloon of
the steamer, "Mrs. Hall" sat by the
dead. She was there tonight wait
ing for the dead woman's relatives
to come for the body, She is an
Italian of about 35 years and rather
good-looking. She cannot speak
English and did not seem willing
to tell all the strange story. It was
learned, however, that she had
known "Mr. Hall" for some years
and was well aware that her com
panion was a woman.
This evening a telegram from Al
bert J. Hall was received abroad the
steamship for Miss Carolina Hall,
saying the sender would come to
New York. It was dated Boston
Highlands. It was learned tonight
through the Italian woman that
Miss Hall had resided abroad about
ten years and that her companion;
Guisseppina Poriania, had known
her about three years. - She thought
men could get along in the world
better than women and therefore
adopted male attire.- She traveled
thus with the other for two years,
and as she was an artist, went about
the art centres painting and work
ing at her profession. Being a good
rifle shot Miss Hall is said to have
entered several tournaments and
won prizes. When she decided to
come home sne ascea the Italian
woman to accompany her.
COLUMBIA WINS SECOND RACE
Sncltah Boat Ontaatled From the Start to
New York, Oct. 3. In the most
superb contest ever sailed by single
sticke's for the America's cup the
unapproachable white Yankee sloop
Columbia vanquished to-day in a
snankin breeze over a triansrular
course off Sandy Hook the plucky
Iriah knjeht'a challenger. Shamrock
I IT Th wind, from north-north-
west, held true from start to finish,
and at times had a force of about 18
knots. The Shamrock was beaten
over the thirty mile course by two
minutes and fifty-two. seconds actual
time, and three minutes and thirty
five seconds corrected time.
The fastest race ever saile 1 in a
cup contest, it was only a royal
struggle from a spectacular point of
view, but it was absolutely, decisive
as to the merits of the two racing
machines. There is not a yachting
sharp who witnessed the race to-day
who is not firmly convinced that the
defender is the abler boat, blow
high Or blow low, beating, reaching
or running and that Sir Thomas and
his nlerry British tars are doomed
to return home empty handed.
Tammany's Candidate, Shepard Nominat
ed for Mayor.
New York, Oct. 3. The Tam
many convention to-night nominat
ed Edward H. Shepard for mayor.
The platform of the convention
charges a brutal indifference of Be
publicans to the city of New York.
Republican legislation, it says, denies
to the city the right of self-gevern-
ment until it has minimized home
rule in New York so much so that
in many respects it has less control
of its affairs than the humblest
mQ- nd tne teUef
L. t thrrinte come to remove
that the time has come to remoyeiieved, while it waa engaged in an
the tuestion of municipal ownership
f)m tho spnere of academic discus-
sion to that of practical application,
Mr. Croker's slate was adopted by
the convention throughout, the
nominee for comptroller being Col.
W. W. Ladd, Jr., and that for presi
dent of the board of aldermen being
George M. Van Hoesen.
IT GIRDLES TRIE GLOBE.
The tame of Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
as the best in the world, extends round
the earth. It's the one perfect healer of
.nt. nnrnn. burns, bruises, sores, boils.
I scalds, ulcers, felons, aches, pains and
all sun eruptions uniy ibiuu pue
J I or- . 4- sail n an trtnmtM
cure. - r
ISLAND OF SAM AR SCENE OF
TRAGEDY. AMERICAN SOL
-ICSE CCUPANY AIKC3T WIPED CUT
Smrrivora Report IMMaUr-AU tke Ofli
eera KlUd-Bodte Horribly MatiUted
-Oma. Harkea Prepaxlas to Attack Ia-anrcenU-Kativea
bj Aaaaaalaatloa or McKlaW.
Manila, Sept. 29 -A disastrous
fight between United States t roc pi
and insurgents "occurred yesterday in p1 ordered the police to prevent
the Island of Samar. nnrRilinHn J Emma Goldman's lecture tomorrow
A large body of insurgents attacked
Company C, Ninth Infantry, only
twenty-tour members of the com-
pany escaping. All the others are
reported to have been killed.
The company were at breakfast
when attacked and made a deter
mined resistance; but the over
whelming numbers of the insur
gents compelled them to retreat.
Of the survivors, who have ar
rived at Basey, eleven are wounded.
According to the latest returns the
strength of the company was sev
enty two. Capt. Thomas W. Coa
nell, Fiwt Lieut. Edward A. Bum
pus, and Dt. B. S. Oriswold, sur
geon, officers of the Company, are
among the number killed.
Late advices give horrowing de
tails of the slaughter. It seems that
the president of the town, claim
ing to be friendly, led the assault in
On hearing of the slaughter Col
onelalsaac Derussey, of the Eleventh
Infantry, started for the scene im
mediately with a batallion. The
body of Captain Connell had been
tied at the heels, saturated with
kerosene and partly burned. Forty
five bodies had been burned in a
trench, leaving seven unaccounted
for. Tie charred remains of many
were recovered. In many instances
the bodies had been mutilated.
Three hundred Macabebes will also
be dispatched to the scene of the
massacre on board the Legaepie,
which is delayed by a typhoon.
jDapt. Edwin V. Bokmiller, of the
Ninth Infantry, reports that Gen.
Hughes is assembling a foce to at
tack the insurgents. The lnsugents
captured all the stores and ammuni
tion of the company, and all the
rifles except twenty -six.
News of the disastrous fight be
tween troops of the Ninth 1 nfantry
and the insurgents in the Island of
Samar yesterday was sent promptly
by Gen. Hughes, commanding that
island, to Gen. Chaffee at Manila,
and by him transmitted to the War
Department. It reached the de
partment during the early hours
yesterday, and Adjutant General
Corbin, realizing its importance, at
once made it public, after sending a
copy to the White House, lien.
Chaffee's dispatch, which agrees
with the Associated Press dispatch,
is as follows:
Gen. Chttffee'a Brief Report,
"Manila, Sept. 29.
I "Adjutant General, Washington.
"Hughes reports following from
Bassey, Southern Samar: United
States Infantry eleven wounded
have just arrived from Balanglga;
remainder company killed. Insur
gents secured all company supplies
and all rifles except twelve. " Corn-
PM-7 was attached during breakfast,
morning September 28; company
seventy-two strong; officers, Thomas
W. Connell, captain; Edward A
Bum pus, first lieutenant; Dr. R. S.
Griswold, major surgeon, escaped.
Later dispatches from Gen. Chaffee
confirmed the newspaper reports
that the officers of the company
I were killed.
The news created a sensation in
official circles. It was the first se
vere reverse that has occurred for a
long time. Still the officials were
not unprepared for news of just this
character from Samar, where the
revolution started by Aguntldo still
continues. Samar is a country about
as large as the State of Ohio, and
the American forces, of occupation
number in all about 2,000 and 2,500
men. These are distributed among
various posts in the island, a large
number being located at the more
Ialand bat Recently Occupied.
Spain never made any effort to
occupy Samar, and it only has been
for probably three - months past
that the United States has under
taken that work. The latest report
made by Gen. Hughes to the War
parunen was inasj uk
1 A A X 1 .1 . 1 i
laJhOULl C3AA V AUiW VU VUV owm aaaaay
gated about 300. The Filipinos car
ried on a guerrilla warfare, and op
erations against them were difficult.
J? ft,n!?f- ' .
The disaater to Company C, of the
expedition to clear the country of
roving bands of these insurgents.
The fact that the Americans were
attacked while at breakfast indicates
the daring and pluck of the insur
gents. Immediately upon receipt of the
dispatch Adjutant General Corbin
cabled Gen. Chaffee to send a com
plete report of the fight and a list of
A well-known official of the gov
ernment in speaking of this oat-
break against tho "American forces
in-Samar said he regarded it as
conseauence of the assination ot
President McKinley. In all proba
blllty toe inmrpmts had received,
he m1 J, only meagre r porta of the
tragedy, and pwnlbly belkrved the
shooting to be the result of come
popular outbreak against the P resi
dent. The natives had aeixHl the
opportunity In l he flicker! ug bops of
retrieving soma of their lust ground.
Company C was a portion of the
Ninth Keg 1 merit of United States
Infantry which went to China at the
time of the Boxer outbreak and
which there performed valiant ser
vice. Later the troops went to Ma
nila and were engaged in provost
f'uty in that city. Daring the part
summer a batallon of the Ninth was
sent to Samar.
EttttA C0L0UAI I0T TO SPEAK.
Mayor Ilarrlaoa Ordra That ftaa 8aa
ureaaed Writee of CsaJcoes's C'ria
Chicago, Oct. 2. Mayor Harrison
m m . mm. . .
nignt. me anarcnist organ, "rree
Society," was issued today for the
first time since the President was
first shot. In it neither the mem
ory of the dead President nor the
grief of the people Is respected or
een considered, the leading article,
aTevIew of Czolgosz's crime, is by
Anarchist Joaraal Barred from the Mall a
Chicago, Oct. 2. Abraham Ieaak,
anarchist leader and editor of Free
Society, the most recent issue of
which is ready for circulation, was
today denied, at least temporarily,
the use of the United States, mails
for the scattering of his paper. He
was told at the postoffice to file a
new application, which would be
referred to the postmaster and un
til a ruling should bo received from
Washington the paper will be rigor
ously barred from the malls.
The Epiecopal Convention.
San Francisco, Oct. 2 The Trien
nial Convention of Epis opal bishops,
clergy and laity was inaugurated at
7:30 a. m., with the celebration of
the Holy Communion in the local
Episcopal churches. At 1 1 a. m.,
the Convention was formally open
ed at Trinity church with solemn
The convocation sermon was
preached by Bishop Morris, of Ore
gon, the senior attending bishop.
The bishop quoted from a speech
lately delivered by President Roose
velt, at Denver, in which the then
Vice-President showed how slow
the statesmen of the early days of
our country's history were to realize
that the great West was lo become
an inhabited and civilized land
within any reasonable period. This
ignorance was reflected in the
Church. Opportunities were neg
lected because of it and the conse
quent loss to the Church is irrepara
TWO HANCED TO A TRESTLE.
The Alleged Murderer of a Printer pat
to Death bj a Mob.
Shelbyvllle, Ky., Oct. 2 Jimbo
Fields, aged 16, and Clarence Gar
nett, aged 18, both colored, were
lynched here early this morning for
the alleged murder of Willie Hart,
a printer, who was stoned to death
on Saturday night, September 22nd.
The boys were taken from the jail
and swung from the Cando trestle
within 500 yards of the jail. The
mob went to the jail, and demanded
the keys from the jailor, but he re
fused to surrender them. The doors
of the jail were battered down. The
prisoners were remover almost be
fore they had time to realize what
was happening. The work was done
quietly, and the
without its members identity be-
coming known. Hart's body was
found in a
path leading from the
the mother of Jimbo
Prince Cbsn Thanke the Kaieer for Hla
Berlin, Oct. 2. Prince Chun, be
fore leaving German territory sent
long dispatches to Emperor ,Wil
liam, thanking him for the "gra
cious reception, extended to the ex
piatory mission, for the hospitality
and the decorations bestowed upon
him," and expressing "a hope that
the powerful German empire may
promote the culture and develop
ment of China by a gracious show of
mercy toward the Chinese dynasty
and that Germany will maintain
the best of relations with ChinaV
He had scarcely-' gotten away
when news arrived that the Ger
man mission station near Tiang
Tong, had been devastated by re
bels. The German consul at Canton
immediately requested the Chinese
authorities to take steps to punish
the perpetrators of the J outrage.
The latest information as to the
fate of the "missionaries is that all
but one escaped and reached Hong
The Royal Month and the Royal Diaeaa-,
Sudden change of weather are
esp.cially trying, and probably to
nnna mora Bn than tith.onmfnlnni
and eonaumptive. The progress of
scrofula daring a normal October
Is commonly great, we never
think of scrofula Its bunches,
cutaneous eruptions, ' and wasting
of the bodily subtance without
tainkingof the great good many
sufferers from It have derived from
Hood's Sarsaparllla, whose radical
and permanent cares of this one
disease are enough to make it the
most famous medicine In the world.
There is probably not a city or
town where Hood's Sarsaparilla has
not proved Its merit In more homes
than one, in arresting and com
pletely eradicating scrofula, which
is almost as serioas and as much to
be feared as its near relative con
C3TTC3 tZZf S2AU.
Tea raiata avtaea Aaeraat Stta.
Waahlngtoo, Oct. S. The moot li
ly report of th sutbtkiaa of lh
lVparttuect of Acrkmlture ahxms
th avenge coodilion of cuttti
September ii to have been 61.4 as
compared vrlth 71.4 cm the 24th day
of the preceding month, 67 on Oct.
1, 1900, 62.4 at the curmpoDdlnr
date In 1899 and 70.3, the mean of
the October average of the lat ten
Rarely has so general an Impair
ment of condition been reported as
the department's various crop re
porting agencies unite In heat log
witness to this month. There U a
decline of 9 points in Virginia and
North Carolina, IS In South Caro
lina, Florida and TwniMe, b In
Georgia and Louisiana, 10 lu Ala
bama and Arkansas, 22 in Mi-U-
aippi, 5 in Texas, 11 In Oklahoma,
1 In Indian Territory and 14 In
The averagas of condition in the
different States show reports as fol
lows: Virginia 73, North Carolina
63, South Carolina 67, Geargia 73,
Florida 65, Alabame 65, ML-al.Ippl
66, Louisiana 72, Texas 51, Arkansas
51, Tennessee 60, Missouri 61, Okla
homa 57, Indian Territory 61.
While the condition in Georgia
and. Louisiana is still one point above
the ten year averages of thot states,
the reports from every other cotton
growing State and Territory com
pare unfavorably with the average
October conditions for any consider
able series of years. The extent to
which the various States fell below
their respective ten year averages Is
Virginia 3 points, South Carolina
2, North Carolina and Florida 8,
Alabama 7, Misslsuppl 4, Tennessee
11, and Texas and Arkansas each 18.
The condition In Indian Territory is
9 points, and In Oklahoma 16 points
below the mean of the October
averages of the last five years, and
that in Missouri 19 points below the
mean of the last eight years.
Austin, Texas, Oct. 3. Agricul
tural Commissioner Johns stated to
day that In his opinion the Texas
cot .on crop this year will fall short
at least 800,000 bales from the crop
of last season. It Is estimated that
the crop this year will not exceed
2.335,000 bales, due to the boll
weevil and extensive drought in
parts of the State.
Aake for Redaction of American Tariff
' on Sug-ar and Tobacco.
Havana, Oct. 3. A procession of
probably 20,000 persons marched
through the streets here to-day to
the palace, where a deputation en
tered and were received by Govern
or General Wood. The deputation.
which represented all the industrial
corporations under whose aupices
the association had been formed
presented to General Wood a tetl-
lion to ine president asking lor a
reduction of the American duties on
uuoan sugar ana tooacco. in pre
senting the petition Senor Gamba,
president of the Merchants Union,
said that the producing classes ot the
country had come to ask General
Wood to send President Roosevelt
the petition they had prepared ask
ing for concessions on Cuban pro
ducts. He added --every knows
that you know and appreciate the
need in which Cuba is of a remedy
for her bad economical situation.
All the bankers of Havana joined
in the petition and presented an ad
dress on their own behalf calling at
tention to the seriousness of the
Boers Fighting Desperately
Durham, Oct. 3. General Botha's
full force of 4,000 men made attacks
on Forts Prospect and Itala in Zulu-
land. The British foughv magnl
flcently against overwhelming odds
for nineteen hours. The Boers were
J fearless and fought desperately.
They gained the summit of Itala
repeatedly, but were repelled each
time. If was probably the news
that uenerai uruce Hamilton was
approaching that caused a cessation
of the fighting. The Boers suffered
heavily. Three hundred and thirty
two of their dead were found and in
addition they carried on a number
of their killed. Theyadmit having
three hundred wounded. In their
rushes they were met with cold
steel. Six hundred men under
Emmett and Grobelaar .attacked
Fort Prospect. They suffered beav
ily. Sixty of their dead were found
where they had been mowed down
by a Maxim gun. At Fort Itala the
British guns were put out of action.
The Boers have never hitherto dis
played such reckless daring, and
their defeat is the worst smash they
STRIKES A RICH FIND.
"l was troubled: lor several years
with chronic indigestion and nerv
ous debility," writes F. J- Green, of
Lancaster, N. IL, "No remedy
helped me until I began using Elec
tric Bitters, which did me more
good than all the medicines Lever
used. They have also kept my wife
in excellent health for years. She
says Electric Bitters are just splen
diQfor , female troubles; that they
are a grand tonic and invigorator
for vtreak, run down women. - No
other medicine can take its place in
in, oA, family." Try them. Only
fitVtiboUle today. -
CCftMlUTI AWT TITUS.
to ef ijai.r a-n i.
Fnxa the aa ;WwUl
The new a tale ratrertatcodeet cl
pMk: lolroctiua c4Nurtlt Carolina,
Thomas K. Tuoo, baa a vrry inter-
etlng rt auoallty. He U tpuken of
aa Cot. Tooq and a Gen. Toon, -fur
h tra s culooet, tbea a trtcJlrr
KeaeraL then ajtaln a rutooei. Tah
im under an odd provtio that aa
thot lied the appolntmeot of certain
colonels a a temporary brigadier gen
erals. Geo. Toon has platvd la toy
hands a large pocket-book which he
a tried on hla peraoo during the
war. It contains hb cocuuiU4oo,
alno the laat pay he rtvrlved, Ac.
Ill notification aa to the brigadier
gneralcy U written on a IrtW-r alfe
aheet of very thin and pr Mpr,
and la a a follow:
Uetdu rura lrtarunrnt Northern
Virsinia, Jaae 4. IM4 Kitrart hpe
rial Ordrr No. Ill: lar rllote(
oaoied office a htf lag brea appointed
to the Umporarv raik of the pCnil oea
indicated, are aifne4 to duly aa art
forth: llrig. Get Tbtaa V Toa lo
the temporary command of Jnhnttoa'a
bncade, Rodea'dltiaion Ewe.l'e .orp..
bj command of Geo. K ML Ijm
W H Ttiuii, A A Ge era!.
hr.g Gen.Toon through Grn, Earlj.
Gen. Toon had certainly aorulooel
of the Twentieth North Carolina In
fantry won his right to a generalcy.
He became colonel July 25, 163, a
appears by the fqial order of Geo.
Iven-on: -H.'!. Thorns F. Tooa,
Com-ny A, Twentieth N. C. T.,
having been by the hoard oi
examiners of this brigade and re
commended for the colonelcy of hi
regiment, the Judgment of the
board is approved and Capt. Toon la
hereby directed to aume Immed
iately the command of the Twen
tieth N. C. T." He than "Jampl"
the lieutenant colonel and major
and several captains. His avoond
commission as colonel waa date I
May 30, 1664. He protected and
the date was properly fixed as July
26, 1863. IIU letter Is sovered w ith
Interesting indorsements and )gna
tures, among thane of Gens. IUbert
D. Johnston, John B. Gordon, R. F
Lee and John Blair Uage, A. A. G
in the officw of the Secretary of
The commisnions are on letter
sheets of blue iier. They beirln
with the word "You are hereby In
formed that the president, by and
with the advice and consent of the
senate, has appointed you," Ac.
"We are appointing to the tem
rary rank of brigadier general, P. A.
C. 8., under act approved May 31,
1864." is dated June 2, 1864, and
the rank Is from May 31. Should
yoa accept you will report for duty
to Gen. R. E. Loe."
Gen. Toon commanded Johnston's
brigade until January 28, 1865,
when, a stated, he was recommis
sloned colonel of the Twentieth, his
old command. It in quite odd to
near one comraue aaurfsa him as
general and the next one call him
Gen. Toon wan wounded three
times at SharpHburg; firrt in the
arm, then in the leg, but thexe two
wounds did not check him. The
third broke a lone In thu leg. One
of the interesting things in his pock
et-book is a Confederate railway
pass; another a regular railway
He was last year elected Mate u
perintendent of public instruction,
and Is devoting himself to the state's
It is not every day a man finds
what he's looking for, bat the fol
lowing from the Knoxville Journal
comes to us without looking, tor
the sentiments were ours before.
But as we, who believe in honesty
In the ballot box are somewhat
strangers in a strange land here In
the south, it is very refreshing to
know-that there are others who are
subject to like passions as we and
are not ashamed or afraid to give
expression to their feelings:
The Journal says:
The man who will stuff a ballot
box, who will make a false count of
the votes cast by the people, who
falsifies the returns of an elect ion, or
who is a party to such things in any
way, who seiecs election jomcULs to
do puch things, or who falls to pre
vent the crimes when he has the
power to, or who accepts an office
that comes to him through such In
famous methods, Is as much an
enemy to his country and to its free
institutions as the assassin who fired
the shot that took the life of Wil
liam McKlnley, and robbed the
nation of its chosen and beloved
president. This is no extreme
statement, bat the plain, universal
4ruth. Chatham Citizen, Sept. 25.
What is tne amerence between a
"South hater" and a "North hater?"
If one is a scoundrel, pray tell as
what the other Is? For either to
talk about the other,- Is a case of
"the kettle calling the pot black,"
and displays more gall than brains."
To Skeptical Asthmatics.
The truly marvelous cares of
Asthma which have already been
effec ed by Dr Budolph 8c biff
mann, -certainly call for notice.
His . preparation. (9chlffmann's
Asthma Caret not only, gives In
stant relief in the most stubborn
and obstinate eas s but post tl rely
curesC in proof of which har what
the town cleric at Cavalier, N. D..
Mr W. rJcrems says:. i was
troubled with asthma for 20 years
about o y-ars ago started to use
voor Asthma Cars, and have not
had an attack for six; years."
richlnmann's Asthma cure can
be obtained of rll Druggists at 50c
and $ LOO per package, or by writ
ing direct to Dr. .Schlffmann Box
804, Et. Paul, Ulan.
KIHI.Ii OX II Y THE
AT THK IUXTUX
S9U.lt II SUttlBIT YAESAL
r aaa lnwail aa mtm
(Won. ft hla, hr4. A tran-s
atery mturm to-eight from West
Laan CVtuetrry, where a ruaBjauir
of reguhti trow Fort Wayne, Mktv
are guatdlnf tbe an!t lo whkh the
tvaly of the Ute Prealdeut Mekt&W
H la to tha enVet that the gaard
um duty on top of the vanlt ml a
hot at one man, who rrfitard to
hewl hl challenge, that the ahot
waa diverted by another man aU
app-ared from another direction,
and that an efltart waa ntaLa to stab
Military regulation prevent either
the officer or the men f the pot
from being quoted on aoy matter
connected with their a-rvloe, and fur
thl reaaon Capt, 1 ltd. lie, mho lain
command, waa obliged to derllne to
be quoted at the camp to-olxht. He
will make a full report to hla mt-
eriors at once.
Reliable authorltiea made the fol.
Wau-a4 ram Tmrnmtf Mtaaaaa.
Private Deprrnd wa on ruard
duty on top of the vault at a point
commanding lite entrance below and
the approach from the rear, and the
man apruacbed from the rear.
Khortly before 7:30 he mw what be
took to be the face of a man peritg
I rum behind a tree about forty fnet
from his port. He watrhod It for
twenty minute, be mv, and at
7:45 saw ti.e man harry to a tree
ten feet nearer. lie challenged the
man to halt, but this waa col herded.
and the fellow approached nearer.
Depreod leveled his gun and aim
ed to shoot for eftYrt. but lut at
that instant another man who cam
toward him from the opposita aide
taught the gun, threw it up. and
the bulht was spent In the air. This
same niaif at ruck Deprend on the
right aide of the abdoineu with a
knife r other sharp weapon, cutllnr
an L" gash In his overcoat an Inch
and a lialf long each way, and a
smaller one In hla bloune.
The flesh was not broken, but was
bruised under tin ruU In the cloth
ing. IVrend In the struggle fell
and rolled down the aide of the
vault. Lieut. Aahbti ige, officer uf
the day, was In frout of the vault,
snd ruhed to the top on hearlog the
shot, but the men made go- d their
esxape. All inroUr of the ram-
piny on iwariug the shot hurrfcd t$
th vault, and betldm suarchlog the
cemetery, the guard was Increaaed.
One Mta VTaa Maah A.
Deprend Is s recruit, enlisted In
New York four montlas ago. Ha Is
said to be an excellent aoldler and to
have a fine record with his officers. '
He says the man who attacked him
was masked, but that the first oum
he raw was not masked. He aaye
the hitter carried a white tackage In
his right hand and something that
glittered In his left.
Since the Incident stories have
been told in campof some Invndlary
con venations overheard In the
crowds that have vl-ited the ceme-
tery, Including one to day alleging
that some stransrer said: -Lots of
people would like to see this - whole
thing blown np.w
There are seventy soldiers at the
cemetery, twenty of whom are con
stantly on guard duty about the
vault and camp.
Man who AeeealteS a ChU4 Ilaaaaa to a '
TaArtrraah Pmo la I ha Maataaa Cftj. '
Helena, MonU Oct.' 2 James '
Edward Brady, the man who assault
ed Ida Pagftley, five years old. In
Helena, yesterday, was this morning.
about 1:30 o'clock, taken from the
Jail, by the mob and hanged to a
telegraph pole In the Iiy market -
Square, about three blocks from the
jail. The crowd was orderly and
after the man had been hanged It
There were about 200 men en
gaged in the affair and they were all
raee mmm a4 rr4 S hmm tea
Altre4 ay I Mta. f WaaWaS
mHiia Rata) JeaS lluti
masked. They attacked the Jail- -door
with a battering ram, and It .
soon yielded. On gaining . admit
tance, they demanded at the point
of a gun the keys of the Jailor or
threatened if he did not yield the -
man they woo Id kill nlm. -The
jailor then got the man oat of his
cell and he was given to the mob.
When they first took him Brady
said: "What is It, eentlemen?"
The march to the hanging place'
was quiet. Brady was 'given , a
chance to say a word He declared.
that they had the wrong, man, al
though he had been positively ideo- "
tiffed by his victim and a 'score of
fjther persons who had seen him'
with tD chUd. He also asked that
some money that was doe from, the, ,
Montana Central Railroad be sent to
a niece and then he was pulled up.'
The end of the rope was' tied .to a' -pole
and the crowd dispersed. Later
Sheriff McConnell cut the body downy .
and placed It in a coffin. There will,
be an investigation.
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