f WIH STATE MATTERS 3
. Murphy to flmtco.
No. !", tit- r!')uf licrn't: fast
J r tni- t!i;t rut a between N v
York ar;d .",' v Oi loans v.,ih wr' ! l
nt Cninad ' tii!l4 r:o;th vl Lexing
ton Monday niJit, shortly aft' 7
cAiork. 1'Tniri ii' ! Havis, of D.iiv'.iio,
Vn., m nrt Ciml.j John :-t on, t hf colored
tl;'i:;i:i nnc !;,:,tant!y killed. Ti.-:r
h. dbs were Jound beneath the Uni'.n
i ll" of vi 1 1 kai'.c. Kn-iiuer Davis' body
w.ih t'-nlbly n anvdcd and the head was
i. aiiy s'-vrc I from tin: body. Finnan
Jo.h !, oil's lif;i!y va found under the
v.n i !. i.r the f-ont niall ar. It was al 'o
terribly mar.?;! '. There were mx mail
clerks e.n h ;ik!. and two of thrm were;
Hlt.tly hint. T'.vo tramps who were
riding on t'n- 'n lr escaped injury.
Tlic ihii-i" of 1 1 i wreck was a roi lc on
'I h sr;f.
in tin' liOHt'ifti. -t: at Vv'ind-
or.ily, was cracked last
wmk, tfii l nrion u U-.rapli lc informa
tion three :r;en v,'-r'j airratol r.t Wash
ington chawed v.ith the offence. They
K.ivf their names ns H. Saun-
s, llii am M. Knson and Albeit G.
It it. lilf. and y-iy thty an; representing
( Ins. II. lit; !(: & To.. New York. In
fefntdt. of , nil (hey 'vfru ( omuiUtcd to
jail by .liuiti.-o 1'. S. Simmons. Eastosi,
. l:o Htcd pcki s:.ni:i, is an Jntelli-
nt fellow. H : claims hint they have
in vcr stopped in Windsor.
Perhaps the mealiest tax over col
i'f Mt! iiy a sheriff of North Carolina
wps receipted for recently by ex-Sheriff
Gaddy, ot Anson. Alec (Dock) Moore,
colore I. of Morven township, was the
ir.aji from v liuin the tax one cent
was collected. No attempt wan made
to divide the- lax between state, county
and school, hut the entire amount was
turned into th" treasury for the benefit
of the g'-neral county fund.
There w.u another shooting affair at
Henderson Friday afternoon. It seems
that a whit1 man named Vaughan,
Aho work.i in the mill there, was
waikiiis' on the street with his wifo
wljen a negro. Norman Jones, joistleil
at-aiiist. Air;;. Vnnhn, pushing her from
the- K.idt walk. Vaughn resented the ne
gro's act. ami drawing bin pistol, fired
at the ner'ro, but mi:;.sed.
I (Jn Pi'iirtay afternoon. Scotland
I county was visited by one of the
I ir.ost destructive hail storms the peo
ple nave Kunered rroni in several
yciii.. Tin' j-'icateist injur- was to the
I'.r't crop. After t!ie Htorm was over
11m- ground v.;a covered with little
P i'dies. KVirly vegetables were also
injured s-reatly. Hie greatest ileslrue
tion ',-..;. in Laurel Hill township.
Stal.' Auditor Dixon wilt address
the Charles KoberL-son Caiirp of Cn
fe derate Wterans at Franklin in Ma
on fin Monday, May 11th. He has also
so fejiied invitations to deliver coni
inencenient addresses at Ixmon
Sprlr,s, May ilh. nt tho Concord pub
lie schools. May L'L'd : the Kenlv Acad-
t'liiy, May 27th.
I Orand Sccntury John C. Drewry. of
"i the grand l'.idgo of Masons, slates ths-.t
x-.ludge F. D. Winston will begin an
active tanvass of the State May 1st
j to phn e the remaining $r0.iK)0 of
I second moitmvo bonds to build tho
I Masonic Temple here. Judge Winston
I i". now corresponding wit'u the subor-
din. Ue lodges arrerging for his visits.
pt. WilMani Hand Kenan, one of
I Wilmington's leading citizens, anl
I fat hcr-in-law of Mr. Henry M. Flag-
ler, the mull i-millionaire, died at 5
I i lot ?i Tuesday morning In Johns
I Hopkins Hospital. Ualtiniore, at which
I institution he underwent an operation
I for a complication of stomach troubles
, about two wocks ago.
J Five cars on the Southern south-
bound freight were derailed two miles
west of Shelby Friday. One passenger
had his right arm broken twice and
nnother received some slight injuries.
The cause of the accident was the
.spreading of rails.
Mr. Frank J. Church, of Henderson,
a book-keeper at tho Union Copper
Mine, was drowned Monday afternoon
j at Mauney s Mill, on the Yadkiu river.
I while on an Eastern Monday outing
with n, party
of friends from
The Capital Printing Company has
moved from Raleigh to Hamlet. G. V.
Hamcs is manager and treasurer and
employs 3r men. having a pay roll of
over ?1,000 per month.
! Reports to Superintendent Joyner
from 52 counties show that 48 local
tax districts have been established,
elections are pending in 15 and 72 are
considering calling elections.
Mr. Carnegie offers to give $10,000
for a pv.blU' library in High Point if
the town will give ?1,000 a year to
The Disputed Points Settled.
Wilkesbarre, Pa.. Special. President
Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers,
who waa expected to arrive hero Sun
t'ay did net reach here until noon T.Ioa
I day. On his arrival he will meet the
I executive hoard of tbe three an
j thracite districts and assist in settling
the disputed points regarding the
award in several instances from differ
ent oint? of view and a conciliation
hoard will he appointed by both sides
to reach a definite understanding. Mr.
.Mucui'o -win assist tao local rain9
workers in selertisg the members on
iousn in Paris.
Paris. By Cable. Scusa and his band
opened at the Noveau Theatie Sunday
I evening to a crowded house and scored
n marked success, most of the numbers
receiving encores. Sousa responded to
ach with something of his own com
lfl. i-i 4.v a -i 1,1: a
ischium iu in.; uiwai oi me many
Americans present. The last numbers
were plantation eovigs and dance music
and fnlrly ivouht down tho house.
WILKES BOND CASE
The United States Court Disposed to
Follow Hie State Court
Tho Wilkes county bond cane, involv
ing the L:sue of $100,000 worth of bonds
for the construction of the Wilkeabcru
branch of the North-Western North
Carolina Railroad, was argued hfore
the Supreme Court cf th- United
States Friday. The argument, which
van not brgun until shortly before the
recesh hour, was not concluded, and as
the court does not meet Saturday, will
not be resumed until Monday.
The interesting feature of the day's
argument was the caustic remarks cf
tx-Judge John F. Dillon, tne New York
lawyer, with reject to the "repudi
ation of bond debts" movements. "The
county commlnslonvra ;f Wilkes,"
Judge Dillon declared, "come before
this court and ask you to hold these
b nds ii.valid. be'-anse. and on'y be
cause, there was no legal authority, ad
alleged, to build tbig road one inch be
yond Winston. Not a bond was issued
until the road was built into Wilkes,
and Interest was paid on them for six
years afterwards. It is a wretched
business, this act of repudiation by the
commissioners the wry people who
issued the bonds. The people of the
tounty voted twice far these bonds.
The railroad they voted for is the only
.'-oininunicatir.il they have today with
tl:-: outside worl'd. In an evil hour and
upon bad advice the county entered
upon this foolish policy of repudi
ation. Fx-Judge A. C. Avery, who repre
sents the county of Wilkes, had the
opening argument, and for an hour and
twenty minutes hi elaborated the facts
in the case, going over the history of
the suit which was decided in favor of
tin county by the Supremo Court of
North Caroilina, and afterwardss, on
appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals,
was decided in favor of the bond
holders, W. C. Cole & Co., of New
York, After ex-Judge Dillon concludes
his argument Monday ex-Judge Avery
will re.r.ime and submit the final ar
Eunipnt in the case to th'3 Court. A
H. Price and Harry Hubbard, of New
York, who appear for the bond-holders,
were present, but will not speak.
Several maps were exhibited in the
county's defense, shcrwiug the geo
graphical .'ocatlor. cf the railroad in the
controversy. Justices Brewer and Day
did not .sit on the case. In hid argument
?x-.Tudo Avery contended that it wa3
not a question of bond repudiation, as
maintained but that no power was
g!ntcd in the charter of the North
Ve:,tern North Carolina Railroad or
any amendments thixto authorizing
Hikes- county to issue bonds. The
other side maintained that this author
ity did exls-c and that likewise such au-
hcrlty was granted i the general law.
ml go Avery contended that the estab-.
shed rule of the- Federal .Courts is to
esolve all possible doubts? in favor of
he construction placed by the State
ribunals ui.on their own statutes.
ml go Avery said further:
"Under thej established rule Federal
Courts must lean toward an agree
ment of the views of the State court,
ecau&e on tle hiot hearing of the.
Stanly county bond case, involving
only the construction of The Code, sec
tions IMS to 2000, the Circuit Court of
Appeals in comir issioners vs. Coler,
greed vith the State court in holding
haf, sm sections were insunicient to
mpowei- a county to issue bonds, all
of the jtdpes concurring, while only a
majority consented on the rehearing to
over-rule that opinion."
nchSsville. Special. The jury in the
ase of John Broadnax, charged with
ic murder of Sidney Blair on March
lGth last, returned a verdict cf guilty
i i t a . t . e
or niKiuer in me nrsj. ucgrt at i
o'clock. Judge Long sentenced the
nisoner to be hanged on May 22nd.
The trial proper began Wednesday
morning, the prisoner having been ar
raigned on Monday morning, the term
being called especially to try this case.
Baltimore, Md.. Special. Congress
man jn-aiiK u. wacnter was imaui
lnously nominated for mayor by the
delegates ' selected at the Republican
primaries ten days ago. Robert H. Mc-
Lane, at present State s Attorney, is
tho Democratic nominee. The election
will be heM on May ftb.
Death of Hugh Marshall.
Springfield, 111., Special. A special
from Monmouth announces the death
in that city of Dr. Hugh. Marshall, a
prominent physician, at the age of 77
years. He was born in South Carolina,
and came from there to Henderson
eounty, III., with bis parents in 1839.
He graduated from. Rush Medieal Col
lege, CTtse, in ISM.
Innocent Negro Killed.
New Orleans, Special. Tho Times
Democrat's Shreveport special says:
"It has been established beyond any
cause for doubt that the negro who
was killed Saturday and whose body
was burned at a near-fey house Sun
day morning, as the murderer of
Mrs.' Alice Matthews, was innocent
of the crime."
Five Killed by Explosion.
Gallipolis, O., Special. The b&iler of
the Charles Bevans sa mill, at Ruby,
O.. exploded, killing Charles Bevans,
Richard Houck, Rufus Houck and two
boys named Houck and Gottridge.
Several others were badly injured.
An App?al Likely.
. Washington, Special. Tho Depart
ment of Justice has no information to
indicate that the Northern Securities
rmranv will abandon its case. On
tbe contrary sll the information in the
possession of the Department is to the
effret that the company will appeal to
the United States Supreme Court and
contest tbe case to the end.
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL 23. 1903.
imi. .. ...i- ii in i. i iii-, , ,.. .., ,. . . , ...
On April 2 the Manufacturer!'
Record announced that tb? Mecklen
burg Cotton Mills of Charlotte, N. C,
wa.? to be organized for the erection
of a plant. Permanent organization
has been effected during the week, and
it is etated that a $100,000 mill will
be built for the manufacture of low
grade cotton and waste. Wm. Coleman
has been elected president; K. W.
Thomas, vice-president, and It. L.
Tate, seeretary-treasui-er. Messrs. Cole
man and Thomas, Robert R. Ray, John
M. Morehead, li. D. Heath and 3. B.
Alexander, Jr., are the directors.
Last week reference was made to
statements emanating from Rome, Ga.,
that the Massachusetts Mills in Georgia
at Lindalc. near Rome, was to build
another $-00,000 mill. The Manufac
turers' Record has been authoritatively
informed that there is no truth In the
report, as further additions are not
contemplated at this time.
Three Methodist colleger of south
west Virginia, namely: Emory and
Henry College for males; Sullins Col
lege and Martha Washington College
for young ladies, will be consolidated
when the coming school year opens.
Dr. R. G. Waterhouse, of Emory and
Henry, will be president of the com
bine. The Iowa Indians who live near
Stroud, O. T., number among their
most valued possessions a scalp quit
five feet square, which is supposed to
be "good medicine" for all diseases.
The scalps of which it is composed
were taken by the ancestors of the
lowas 150 years ago.
The People's Furniture Co., of
Little Rock, has been incorporated
with a capital stock of $1,500. The
incorporators are V. B. Osborne, T. P.
Murray, E. E. Murray and others.
The planing mill plant of Martin
Wieerand. of Washington. I). C, was
partially destroyed by fire last week
involvine a loss cf S.OOO. which is
covered by insurance.
The Ritter Lumber Co., of Saginaw,
C, will establish a branch mill at
Johnson City. Tenn., instead of Eliza
ethton, as first intended.
The Eau Claire-St. Louis Lumber
Co. has increased its capital stock
from $100,000 to $400,000.
H. B. Neal of McDonough, Ga., was
mentioned last week as organizing
company to uuiid cotton mm ar
Neals, Ga. He contemplates develop
ing 10,000 horse-power at Neals Shoals
and building an electric plant to trans
mit said power. A million-dollar cotton
mill is contemplated Jn connection
with these developments. Surveys are
now being made of the property. W. f,
Whatley of Newnau, Ga., is engineer
Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, Atlan
ta, Ga., has purchased all the machin
ery required for it3 50,000-spindle ad
dition announced last week as to be
built. Messrs. W. B. Smith Whaley &.
Co. of Boston, Mass., and Columbia, S.
C, are the engmeers-arcnitects m
charge of the improvement, which will
cost, as mentioned last week, from
$250,000 to $300,000. Bids on the con
struction of the buildings will be
wanted in two weeks.
Morton Manufcaturine; Co. will be
organized to build the cotton mill re
ported last week as proposed at Clover,
S. C. W. E. Morion will be chosen pres
ident and general manager; William P
Smith, secretary, and M. L. Smith,
treasurer. Messrs. E. W. Pressly, H. L,
Wright, W. E. Morton, M. L. Smith and
W. B. Smith will be the directors. Fur
ther details are now under consider
ation. Messrs. John Ramsay and Thomas E
Gore of JPaterson, N. J., have made a
proposition to the business men of
Clarksburg, Va., for the establishment
of a silk mill in the latter city. It is
proposed to form a local company, with
capital stock of $150,000. .Mr. Ramsay
is president, and Mr. Gore, secretary,
of the Ramsay & Gore Manufacturing
Co., which has a $50,000 silk mill at
Davicl Armstrong of Columbia, N. C,
contemplates establisning a mill for
the production of knit goods. He in
vites prices on the necessary machin
ery and on water-power equipment to
Liberty (S. C.) Cotton Mills will in
crease capital from ?7o,000 to $17o,000
Doubtless this action will be followed
by an enlargement of the plant. Com
pany now has 5000 ring spindles and
It is rumored at Huntsville, Ala.,
that the Madison Spinnings Co. wil
increase capital from $100,000 to $200,-
000 and double it3 plant 7,200 spindles
A report to this effect was current
several months ago, but authoritative
statement did not follow.
Klots Throwing Co. of Oajrbondale
Pa., New York office at 4ST Broadway
is having plans prepared by L. C. Hol
den, 1133 Broadway, New York, for its
silk mill, previously reported as to be
located at Cumberland. Md. Arthur
Cowsill of Washington, D. C, has con
tract to erect the building, but the
machinery has not been contracted for.
A 600-horse-power steam plant will b
A. K. Clark of Augusta, Ga., states
that there is no truth in the rep'ort,
mentioned last week, that he wiH
build a cotton factory at Jackson. Miss.
American Net & Twine Co., Anni
iton, Ala., contemplates increasing its
capacity to a considerable extent this
year. A new engine-house and a moisr
tening department w.il b contracted
for at once.
Messrs. John Blood & Co., Seventh
and Somerset streets, Philadelphia,
Pa., contemplate building a knitting
mill at Cordele, Ga. They are now cor
responding with the Board of Trade
relative to the enterprise. They oper
ate 750 hosiery machines at their home
Messrs. M. C. Migel & Co., silk man
ufacturers, Astoria, N, Y., are said to
contemplate building a branch mill at
Charlotte, N. C
Knoxville (Tenn.) Wollen Mills has
let contract for a'ltew pressing equip
iicent. Thi6 is a $600,000 company.. -
SUPPRESSING THE BOXEJS.
fields of the Criminal Ar Cut Off
and fixpoted to Public View.
Washington, Special. Minister Con.
per reports from Pepin, under Marth
2. that an attempt has been made In
the district of Ya Tien, about 1.700 j
miles w'-st of Pekln. to reorgaaie the
Boxer movement, but waa promptly
suppreiEc-d by the entreetlc action of
the Viceroy, the famous Yuan Ship-Kl,
wno scooci use a rock against the
Boxers in 1900. Several Koldlera lost
their lives in the attempt to arrest tha
criminals. Several of tho criminal
w ere killed and ten others werearrested
who are to be beheaded and their beads
exposed. Mr. Conger says only auch
prompt and severe measures will cre-
vent similar organizations In other lo
calities, and It U hoped and believed
louan Shih-KI will continue as he haa
begun. The ntUve of&Vial report on the
uprising is as fellows:
"Tbe Tung Cfcou Yuneniue brigade-
General Lian Tlang, and the district
raagistrato of Yu Tien. Cheng Chin, re
port: "In the matter of Boxers drllline at
LJu-Ho Tao. in the district of Yu-Tieu.
we sent petty officers to make thorough
search and on the 26th of the first
moon (February 23rd. 1903). they ar
rested Ling Chiang and other men and
women, 10 in all, who were practicing
Boxer arts and who now ask for orders
as to l ow we shall deal with them."
"To this reply we received aa fol
lows: The contents of the report have
been carefully noted. Proclamations
have been issued strictly forbidding
any revival of the disturbances of
1900, which were originated by the
Boxers, but Tuan Lun-Chiang and his
party, having no regard for tho law
assembled a lot of people to form a
band of Boxers and drilled them In the
dead of night. When they were being
earched by the civil ofSccra they dar
ed to resist arrest and killed and
wounded several soldiers. Thereupon
eeven of them were killed, men and wo
men, and their head s exposed as a
warning. Ten others, men and women,
were arrested and their swords, spears,
Bags, charms and pledges, all proofa of
their evilclesigns, were brought to light
I shall depute Taotai Chang Hai-Luan,
of the military secretary, of the regular
force, to proceed at once with all haste
and make a thorough investigation and
deal with the matter according to the
regulations already in force. As to the
ten men and women in custody, let
them be carefully tried and afterwards
beheaded and let their heads be sent
to the place cf their rebellion and sus
pended a3 a warning of all and a testi
mony to the rigor of the iaw. We shall
expec t also that some plan bo "devised
to secure the remainder of the band.
Let every exertion be mado to root it
out as to prevent further trouble. For
ward this vith all haste."
The proclamation of Viceroy of Yuan
Shih-Kai, shows clearly the rigor of
the measures taken by him to stamp
out the Boxer movenunt. Theso per
sons are to be beheaded: Those dealing
in magic epells to befool the people;
those practicing evil teachings and evil
arts; those banded together to commit
violent crimes; soldiers in sympathy
with Boxer societies.
Heavy fines r.ud penalties are im
posed on householders who furnish
quarters for Boxer meetings; on Box
ers themselves and on those who rail
to expose Boxers to arrest. Altai s
propagating evil teachirgs are to be
destroyed and a rewr.rd of 200 tacls is
offered to any one delivering up bound
any Boxer. Smaller rewards ore offer
ed for information on which arrests
can be made. The magistrates are to
bo Impeached for failure to prosecute
Pekin, Special. Chen Chuen Hsuan
has been appointed viceroy of Kwang
Tung and Kwang Si provinces, and Hsi
Liang has been made viceroy of
Szcheun province. Both arc strong
men and probably will suppress the re
bellion. Panama Assembly Adjourns.
Panama, Special. The Assembly of
the Department of Panama has ended
its session. Among other important
matters which were settled was the
placing of a duty of 25 per cent, on all
merchandise imported to the isthmus,
and the approval of a contract for the
lighting of Colon, made with the Colon
Electric Illuminating Company. This
company wTas organized in West Vir
ginia. The contract with It was made
in 1898, but was suspended a year
later by the governor of the depart
ment when the revolution broke out.
River Continues to Fall
New Orleans, Special. The river
continues to fall here, registering 19.7
feet. If the present rate of decline
continues for a week all the temporary
levees along the commercial front will
disappear. The work at Hymelia went
along successfully except for a deep
hole, which some difficulty, will be
found In crossing.
Strike Declared Off.
Pittsburg, Special. The strike of the
painters and decorators, which has
been on in the Pittsburg district or
nearly two months, was partically
settled Sunday, at a mass-meeting. The
men agreed to aecept $3.40 for a clay's
work ot 8 tours, and pay their own car
fare to and from work. Laet year they
received $3.S0 and bad their ear fa?
paid. This year they demanded $3.60
and car fare. Th's compromise pro
posed by the masters was agreed to
with the proviso that the ecal com
mittee should endeavor at another con
ference -with, the masters to secure
street car fare and some modification
of workine rules.
News in Paragraphs.
The German admiralty proposes to
increase the standard of marksmanship
with naval guns of light calibre, and
at the same time provide a reserve of
seamen trained in laying and aiming
a gun by offering increased pay to
those who, after receiving a special
training in gunnery, re-engaged at the
end c' their three, years' compulsory
service foi a similar period. Such men
in the home fleet will receive $150 ad
ditional at the end ieif additional
three years' sarviee-
LIVE ITEMS OF NEWS.
Many Matters of ClcneraJ Interest la
Down In l x'.e.
A tornado Tuesday morning kllU-d U
peracna In Alabama.
Fire in the Beaumont oil nlj. Ti
aus-d los estimate J tl $i.f"..fn.
Representatives of the city Chtmb r
of Comm-rw t Richmond formed a
State Board of TraJe.
A bill was offered In th Virginia
Senate providing for a Sute Board of
Arbitration to settle labor dispute.
Operators and miners, in session at
Hunting. W. Va.. are unable to agree
on a scale, and a widespread strike U
Conductor Montgomery Thompson,
who had been with th Baltimore anl
Ohio for 42 years, was killed near Mir
tinsburg, West Virginia.
The West Virginia commission v.hl h
has a $50,OmO appropriation. met at
Charleston to make plans fur the ex
hibit at the St. Ixmia Exposition.
After being out only 10 minutes, the
Jury at Newport New. acquitted Police
man W. S. Shelby, of Washington,
charged with the Dysart murder.
The Manufacturers' Association, at
New Orleans, passed resolutions con
demning organized labor, and listened
to addresses by Commissioner of Labor
Carroll D. Wright.
At The National Capital.
The new Chinese Minister paid his
respects to Secretary May.
Target practice has developed weak
ness in the gun supports of the new
Russia has specifically promised to
maintain an open door for American
trade in Manchuria.
H. B. Creecy, who served during the
Spanish-American war. on the Panther,
is among those designated by the Sec
retary of the Navy for examination fur
appointment to second lieutenants ol
the marine corps.
At The North.
Rabbi Gustav Gotthril died in New
The Pennsylvania Legislature com
pleted its business and will adjourn to
day. The investigation into "broodling"
charges, at Jefferson City and St. Louis
is being vigrously pressed.
One of tho worst storms in years has
been prevailing along the New Jersey
Delaware and New York coasts.
Directors of the company which con
trols the New York "L" road refused to
grant the demand, of the trainmen and
a strike is expected.
The steamer John H. Staria, the non
arrival of which at New Haven had
caused much anxiety, was located in
Huntington bay, Long Island.
The police of New Y'ork failed to
identify the body of the murdered man
found in a barrel on the street Tuesday
morning or to get any clue as to th-;
An Indianapolis, Prosecutor Ruckvl
shaus announced that the second trial
of Dr. J. C. Alexander, demonstrator
of Physicians and Surgeons, charged
with connection with grave robbing,
has been postponed indefinitely.
P. A. Widener, the Philadelphia cap
italist, has offered to the city his en
tire art collection providing, an art
museum is erected at the Greene street
entrance to Fairmont Park. Mr. Wid
ener says that the collection of Mr. and
Mrs. Wilstach will be offered.
From Across The Sea.
A congress of the Latin peoples was
opened in Rome.
President Loubet arrived at Algiers
and was given a notable international
The Albanian soldier who shot the
Russian Consul at Mitrovitza was sen
fenced to death.
A convention under the auspices of
the Ulster Farmers and Landlords' Un
ion criticised the Irish Land bill.
A Constantinople dispatch say-- "M.
Stcherbiua. the Russian consul at Mi
trovitze, who was shot by an Albanian
sentinel there recently, is dead.
The army and navy officers charged
with smuggling goods into Porto Rico
will not be prosecuted. They will pay
fines equal to double the amount of
An international anti-alcohol
gress began in Berlin.
Emperor William is described as now
expressing warm admiration for
French Socialist leaders.
Artificial ice Is sold by the govern
ment in Manila to all persons in the
military eervice at 50 cents per 100
A London dispatch Bays: "Miss Ellen
Thorneycroft Fowler, the author, was
married last week, to A. L. Felkin, at
Ensign Hussner, of the German Navy
will be court-martialed for killing an
artilleryman who failed to salute him
T?h"e German Government began sn
investigation of the arrests of natives
under American prefe'etien eta F.uk Is
land, in the Carolines.
An alleged plot to kill Gen-sral Otis
who commanded United States trocps
in the Philippines, has been revealed by
an examination of papers captured
from the Filipinos.
It is claimed by those in a position
to know that the Irish Land Bill In
the English Parliament wiil become
A Yorkville, S. C, special to tbe
Charlotte, N. C. Observer, says: In
the case cf Samuel McCraven, charg
ed with the murder of Thomas G-
Douglass, of Charlotte, at Fort Mill,
en November 30th, last, the jury to
day returned a verdict of manslaugh
ter. Sentence was Euspt-nded pending
the- hearing of a motion for a new
TBE G0L5IL MUDU
Some JmporUnt Trstimay Take
ttrfore the Court.
Frsakfort. K) '. ?jfil llrcry It
YouUey U t the Crt t.re ,4 oa lit
it&M UBd b.s stcry ot XI kiiirg
of th hit Ct'tfrzior (!?Ul. tl airrr t
Jttr.n lkmr!, xtc i?ra iiat. a
can ho flrrd ite ?iot. YouUry said
he saw lljward for tfce tint I'.m a f?
minutes Lforc th tootius. l!oarl
Lad a kttrr -nt L!u trl U) !
fore by the vttnet at Gotrrser Tr
ior's dictation. Yculwy says fcr tt-k
Howard into the offic cf Caleb Pua
trs. then Srrurr uf State, m&iih bid
brn fpclally arranrtd fr tte snort
ing. He abowed Howard the Mar. in
riSe. the bullets and tbe wtniow- from
which tbe shooting was ti Le doac. ll
says Howard asked what he js to get
for doing the shooting.
' What dj yol want fir :' Yut-
scy taj he askfd. auJ ihn Howard
said be wanted p-rdon fvr killing
"1 to'i him be uuld have tlmi m. i
wore, too," 1J Youetry. "About that
time," said the witness. "(Icx-U! tai..e
in the gate and I pointed him o; t to
Howard and then ran from tho ro:.i.
As I dls-appeaied 1on the i-Njb ti
the basement I heard the c:mk of
Youtsey said that after the shouting
he passed through tbe Stare ho;io
basement and a few minutes later came
back into the executive building fro:o
tLe east side entrance
"I stayed in tbe office of Assistant
Secretary of State Matthews '.all he.
"for a few moments and paw Mut-
thews break open Caleb Powers' HUe
and find the gun that had Lem left in
Yountsey said that at the time cf tbe
shooting he was private secretary to
Aud.tor Sweeney, but that while h:s
political status was not definitely Cxtd
it was understood he was to hao a
good place under Taylor. "Governi r
Taylor," said Youtsey, "directed every
thing we did. We regarded blm as ot:r
leader and he was morally responsible
lor all we did. We knew we bad the
Governor and the pardoning ;owr
behind us. and were not afraid of pun
ishment for killing Goebrl."
Youtse-y, on cioss-examinati:n. gnid
tliat after he was arrested and later
pent to the penitentiary, he r?tlll had
hope of gaining bis liberty. He
thought Yerkes would be elected Gov
ernor and would pardon him. Yrrfces
was defeated, however, an 1 abo-it a
year ago he decided to talk and did tell
his siory to Prison Phy.si.-ldii Tobin.
Youtsey said further that he ba 1 an
additional incentive to tell the story,
as Taylor, Powers and others bad um d
him as a cat's paw and scape-goat and
then deserted him when he got into
Serious Fire In B.-aumont.
Beaumont, Texas, Special. A care
less workman kicked over a lant'rau
at one of the Caldwell oil welis on
Block 38, Hogg-Swayne tract, on Spin
dle Top end started a fire that result-"
cd in the loss of property valued st $1.
000,000 and (the bankruptcy of twenty
or mere of the smaller companies.
There were 173 wells on the three
blocks of the tract, and only five of
the derricks and pump houses are left
standing. Every company that baj
property in the Hogg-Swayne tract is
a loser. The fire swept the three blocks
covered with derricks and pump houses
clear of all its buildings. The der
ricks left are on the edge and are few
and far between. None of the com
panies bad a cent of Insurance.
The fire started near the scoutbern
edge of Block No. 23 and fpreai three
ways. Pumping stations, derricks and
pipe linea all fell before It. Large en
gines and thick pipe melted in the
heat. It is estimated that 170 of the
wells sustained an average direct loss
or $3,000. This is exclusive of half a
million dollais more, the aggregate loss
on production and other damages. Fif
ty or more wcBa probably are ruined
by tbe dropping of tubing into them as
the result cf the Are. Among the los
ers are: London Oil and Pi; Line
Company. Caldwell Oil Company. Swin
dle Top Power Company. Central Pow
er and Equipment Company, pumping
Station Dividend Oil Company. Detroit-Beaumont,
Fun Company. Advance Oil tjompany.
Queen City, Qneen of V.'aco. Drum
mere. Alamo. Buckeye, Ground Floor.
Manhattan. Boreaulis and Buffalo. All
pumping rigs, bricks and pipe line
equipments were destroyed. Exten
sive losses were sustained by owners cf
drilling rigs, amon; whom were H. B.
Ford. Cartwriht Oil Company. John
Markham and J. W. Enn!a. Mr. Ennij
estimates his bus at $1,000 and oiLcra
at from $1,000 to $1,000.
Tli? flsn In the Barrel.
New Y'ork, Special. Vlto Laduca.
who wa3 supposed to have been lh
proprietor of theutefcer shop In Stan
ion street, where nino arrests wtre
made in connection with the murder o!
the man found In the barrel la EzU
Eleventh ctrect. last Tuesday morning,
surrendered himself at police fceadrjar
ters and was held by the police as a
witness. Nikola Tutr?, Yj years old.
?to lives with him. also ""vent to police
headquarters and vas detained by tis
jeliee for the same p-jrrote.
Metal to Bs Tested.
Washington, Special. Unable to de
termine with any deficitenees the real
Czz&q tor the recent explosion on tbs
Iowa, the board of investigation ap
pointed has recommended a critical
mechanical and chemical test under the
directloa of an expert board to estib-
lish the condition of the metal of the
hrrt inin. Fwrerarv Vrsndr art's? en
this recommendation probably will ap-
point an expert beard. Rear Admiral
Higginsoa has reported to the Depart
ment that the mate of the Injured gaa
was damaged by the explosion . receiv
ing several deep scores and scratches
along It3 chase. It is recommended that
this gun be not fired until thoroughly
examined, tested aacj aUgJJtH. ,
t&ui of jc: noiDut
nisa Sallte etker Ttfo tats 5try 4
!;iSMiil. FrxUl War u caae
Cf KUte asai&ti Jot a ltrttj&at was
raized Tocar taor&irg th con
bn u r-lri tih r-jri sal si
10 o Vir k ttaa4isg roota nuil 1 t
obtained ly M-vrrm! kaadrrd JJg
lajng gae fc'fcertt Pleats rdra to r
11 t.i Liu r.r trUt b.lo U
court rujas. sbd ta!4 It 4elrl s4
was Jctrftr!cJ to tate tbe bt or
Oo aroimui c th tatrrlw with
MIm m Walker. wbStb a Mparts
la Th OWrwr a few days follow tag
th tragedy, great diSculty wm ei
iK-rlom-ed la securing mn fur tke
Jury who bad not formed a&d rt
pre ted an crdnlott. sod It was U;$
-re the Jury ha4 beo selected. Tae
following coo)joM the Jar: J. VI.
(Utk.w.y. Jf, C. V. 8ae. J. A.
Bovltl. C. I. Young. Z It. Itrame. W.
C. Sractbers. tlc-o. W. Parks. Jr.. Wal
tr !UUrU. Claris Ttomaa. J. N.
j Hyt-r. !. C. SartJn and T. C. IVar.
Mi Walkr vaa the first wuea
on the sta&d and she tsade an rare!
Knt witneas. She sail:
1 "While we re at ui r Jv-ae
. Broadnax. a nrgro Uy aWut U
' years uld. entered the dtalng room.
Previous to that time be a!as knock
jc J at the door or atkrl terni!tua to
; enter. He cbgage4 In a coneratloa
.with Uncle Sidney, and thro without
!a worJ of marnln. puM oul a t
...,.. . - ,
! 0,lpr Dl tommcncM firing at me.
! Tml hot look ' f the but
j lets entering at the kla J my neck.
and tbe other grazing my side. We
j aros anJ M m dU M thm
i . .... ...
j aim,,J l UDtl'- w ,rfr b-o
j standing In a few f e t of each other
around tbe table. Bradnax fired two
shots at Uncle Sidney, one ball en
tering the collar tone, and tbe othr
pierced bis bowels. We fallowed thw
negro to the door Le entered and I
managed to puh bin out au! latch
tho door. Mr. Ulalr wanted to opn
the door and follow Hnadnax. but I
stopped him. fearing that be would
bo shot again. Uncle aufced. "Where
did the ball bit yon? IWfore I cotild
answer, or ask blai where he was bit.
bo fill without speaking again or ut
tering another aouc-d. Hearing mo
scream the negro returned and en
teied au unfastened door and began
firing at me again. I succeeded In
pushing blm out again and toU him
not to lare enter may tuvtre.
: "Previous to that time I bad never
been uneasy vheu the negro came
around. Even whn be entered the
kitchen that night I didn't fear blm any
more than I would have feared a cat.
and not as much as I would bare
feared a dog, because I would have
been frightened If a strange dog bad
entered the rrom. The boy bad worked
for my uncle and was acquainted with
Ua habits and tbe premises. A few
weeks previous to tbe tragedy some
oue robbed Uncle Sidney of between
$30 and $o, and It Is belicveJ that
Broadnax was the perpetrator of that
"After b hewing out tbe light and
getting quia I beard a soUe In one
of tbe front rooms. The negro was
there trying the lock with a key. Tben
It flatbed upon me. that tbe negro bad
committed tbe murder In order tu suc
ceed In robbing the premises. My
uncle was lying fiat of bis back anl
began to strangle. Tben It was that
I thought ofextingulsblcg tbe light for
my own safety and to do something
for hlra. After remaining rjniet for a
short while I beard tbe negro In tha
ball or front room, and tbuugbt tbew
it was my opportunity to escape and
secure aid. I slipped off my boea and
started by the eastern door, not know
ing but what some one was standing
there ready to kill me. but I took the
chances. Tbe negro evIJrntly thought
be had killed me. I n&ed all the
strength tn my power to reacn a neigh
bor and after many bard falls I finally
succeeded In reaching tbe Lome cf
Mr. R. T. Estes. a distance of cue
mile. Mr. Estes was not at tome, but
bis nephew went after blm and soon
carried bim to our home. They found
the negro In one cf the front rooms
pillaging. Other ceigbbors were sent
for. Mr. lrench was left to guard the
negro. He placed his lantern at one
door and rut bed to the other one. The
lantern caused Broadnax to tbink
there were other people at that door
and he attempted to make Lis exit out
cf tbe other one. just opposite. Mr.
French was there, however, and fired
bis pistcl. causing tbe negro to turn
back, and screamed out apparently to
these people at tbe door where he left
the lantern. 'Don't b bim get out of
that door, boys He then commanded
tbe negro to throw np bis bands and
surrender. The left band went up
promptly, but tbe right band, which
contained the pistol, was put in a posi
tion as dcrgh he expected to shoot.
Bit the report ci Jlr. French's pUtcl
unaerred hia cd te fare ic. Tie fce
ero succeeded in finding $5.!7. ard was
ransaekirg trunks when tbe neighbors
reached here. My surmise Is te
thought there was a lot of mocy
there, but siaca the last robbery Uscle
Sidney had remarel Uj uote--
New York, Special. A crisis !o tbe
negotiations between tbe employes cf
j tne Manhattan Elevsted Railway and
. . .
tha management waa reached wbea
a committee of employee present to the
directors a demand for a nine-boar
working clay and the latter refesed to
grant it. Whether the em ploy ta will
resort to a strike that wiil tie up every
elevated train In Uanbattaa none cf
the re prentatlTea pf tte employe
will attempt to preilct-