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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY 1903.
5 KI)DTH SIMF MBTTFDS
llUillll U III I L 11111 1 IUU
Items Gleaned From
Murphy to flanteo.
Winston Tobacco figures.
Wltiston-Saleni, Special. The total
iwintity of manufactured tobacco pro
duced In t h city during January.
February. March. April, and
June, of thin year, wan Yl.Wl.'i'A
pound, nn Increase for tho period of
V.m of 0:ii.3:S pound. The stamp
talcs at the revenue office for June ag
gregated f 151.712.61. divided a fol
lows: For tobacco, $l30,73.",.:i9; for
rplrlfn, f 20,003..'2. The leaf sales on the
Winston market for June aggregate
".7fi.970 pounds. It brought f .Vj.2W.5r,.
mi average of about 9 cents ior pound.
The total nalfii for nine month of this
tobacco year amount to 19.293.253
pound!. Very little of the old crop re
mains unsold. However, with (he
primings of the new crop, the Hales
Jia year will pa the 20.OW.000 mark.
Ashcvllle. Special. C. W. R. Bade
tiM r and wife and G. T. Pror, in be
half t tlonsolv .. and all oth-.-r ftork
Ik i'Vrs and creditors of the To si way
Company, instituted proceedings
Hgainst the, Toxaway Company and J.
IVarik iinyf, manager, pns:tg that ,
t'iiiiij receiver be api-.in(;l f ir
t;u; To..awa.y Company u nil July S,
wr.'ch (late the dei'endanti should d,
eur and show cn.i. e why ;t permanent
r w r should not :e ap.u;. led. Tins
i-MMplani! was tl! d on r.rc uit of i
having l et n alleged that the stock
holders lioMing th controlling in
terest worked adversely to the in
tresf c Kir.all.-r shareboldei s. The
pro( ei-dingr. woro stopped and the re
reiver dischniged when a certified
chek for the amount of estimated
damage was lv(n the complainants.
Asheville, Special Oliver Giddon,
a highly respected, though eccentric,
citizen of the northern section oi this
city, drank laudanum with suicidal In
tent. Thursday afternoon. Tho circum
Ffanny which led Mr. Gibbon to this
act of attempted self destruction are
extraordinary. It appears that he. to
gether with Mr.. Giddon and a half
dozen neighbors, wore summoned to
the police court u'lring the .forenoon
to give testimony concerning the con
duct of boys who wero arrested on
the charge of rylng out and throwing
s'onen into the yards and sometimes
Into the housi r, of people who lived in
the vicinity of East and Sency
streets. During the examination cf
witnesses Mrs. Giddon was called to
the vtnnd and was closely cross ex
amined by tho attorney representing
the young defendants. Mrs. Giddon
had nevet been in court before and
tho ordeal preved very embarassing
for her and her husband. Mr. Giddon,
v ho suffers from nervous disease,
brooded much over this experience
nd tho nnnoyanco he had suffered
"rem some of tho boys of tho neighbor
hood nnd nought to end 'lis trouble at
once, lie drank a fu'l ounce bottle of
the drug and for a tlrpn it seemed that
he could not recover, but physicians
htated later that ho had an even
chanco of recovery.
North State Notes.
The North Carolina Press Associa
tion closed its sessions at Wrights
vllle Reach last Thursday. The follow
ing officers for the year were chosen:
President, II. R. Varner, Lexington
Dispatch; llrst vtco president, Benja
min Hell, Wilmington Messenger; sec
end vice president. Rev. P. R. Law,
Lumberton Robesonian; third vice
president, J. 1). Rlvins, Albemarle En
terprise; secretary and treasurer. J.
H. Sherrlll, Concord Times; historian,
J. A. Robinson, Durham Sun; orator,
R. F. Beasley, Monroe Journal; poet
A. B. Carter, Salisbury Sun; executive
committee, H. B. Varner, chairman, J.
is. bnerlll, secretary, II. A. London, J.
D. Bivina, W. C. Dowd. J. A. Thomas.
W. F. Marshall; delegates to National
Editorial Association: Thad R. Man
ning. D. T. Edwards, P. R. Law, V. F.
Marshall, J. A. Robinson; alternates,
P. D. Gold, J. W. Noell, J. V. Lincke,
A. Johnson, A. B. Carter, R. F. Beas
ley. Mr. Frank D. Brown, of tho Depig
ment, of Commerce of the United
States, is at Kinston, collecting data
of the resources, etc., of Lenoir coun
ty and the town cf Kinston, for a
statistical report by the department
to show the wealth of the United
Fayetteville, Special. At Hope Mills
In Cumberland county, a heavy pack
age of machinery fell on Barney Autry,
a wagon driver, crushing in his skull,
killing him almost instantly.
A good (leal has been said recently
about the attitude cf the Internal Rev
enue Department with reference to the
operation of the Watts law, and the
Impression has obtained in some in
stances that conflict might result be
tween the State and Federal authori
ties a3 a result of the operation of the
new law. The Federal government has
no desire or disposition to interefere
witb the operation of the Watts hm.
The man who violates its provisions
will receive no comfort from that
source. It was explained today thai
the Federal government does not
license saloons and distilleries. The
State exercises that function and au
thorizes them to do business. The
Federal government goes no further
than to levy a tax on such institutions.
The State does the licensing In the lit
eral sense of the word
The commissioners of Columbia
county have nsked Governor Aycock
to call a special term of court to be
held at Whiteville July 27th for the
trial of the Registers, charged with
murder, and the several other prison
ers held on grave charges. There art
now in jail at Whiteville between II
and 20 prisoners, only three of whict
number are negroes, a fact pointing to
a condition generally deplored by the
good people of that county. The re
quest has bffn granted, and a special
ttrm ordered fo.- the trial of criminal
STATE PRESS ASSOCIATION
Editors Enjoyed Refreshing Breezes
of Old Ocen.
Wilmington, Special. President V.
F. Marshall, of Gastonia, railed to or
il r the thirty-flrrtt annual convention
of the North Carolina Prow Associa
tion in the a-sucmbly room of the Sea
rhore Hotel at Wrighti;villc Beach at
11 o'clock Wednesday morning. The
attendance I not bo largo as usual,
hut the editors there and their friends
appear to be enjoying the outing f.
tho heath very much. The welcome
address In behalf of the chamber of
commerce upon the invitation of which
the convention la here this year was
mado by Iredtll Menres. Esq. A
patriotic and very cordial response
was made by It. F. Bea3ley, of The
Monroo Journal. The devotional exer
cises were by Rev. P. R. Law, of The
Lumber ion Robosonian. President
Marsnal! presented hla annual report,
which was nn able paper, important
suggestions embodied therein will be
discussed by the editors.
To Relse Honey for Exhibit.
There was a conference at the Gov
ernor's office tegarding ways and
means of raiding money by private
subscription for an exhibit at the St.
Louis Exposition. Present, Governor
Ayco;k, Hugh Chatham, of Elkin; L.
Banks Holt, of Graham; Robert N.
Parc, of Biscoe; Garland E. Webb, of
Winston; J. G. Hackett, of Wllkesboro;
J. J. Thomas and F. B. Arndell, of Ral
eigh. It was the sense of the meeting
that $50,CCO ought thus to be raised. It
was shown that there are 6,000 indus
trial plants in North Carolina, the an
nur.l output being worth $90,000,000.
The only question in the minds of the
F.fntlemen who attended this confer
ence with the Governor is whether 250
manufacturers shall be asked to give
$1.00 each and also make exhibits or
whether 100 shall be asked to give $200
each and also make exhibits or whether
100 shall be asked to give $500 each and
Liake exhibits. It was decided to put
an agent in the field to canvass the
FUatc and raise the $50,000 needed.
There is a determination on the part of
al lto make the great exhibit at St.
I jtiita T f la Innrneil Vi o lor rra aii tv i qm
t rnmkpH hv mnnnfunfirnri: nt vnrinua
places in the State. The Governor re
ceived today letters from D. A. Tomp
kins, of Charlotte; J. W. Grainger, of
Kinston; J. A. Long. of;Roxloro, and
Northan O'Rerry. of Goldsboro, regret
ting their inability to be present, and
pledging their hearty aid in every way.
Valuable Gold Deposit.
Salisbury. Special. Mr. Frank H.
Mauney, of Gold Hill, a mining man of
many years' experience and one of the
leading citizen of the community In
which he lives, said regarding the rich
strike recently made by the Whitney
Reduction Company at the Barringer
mine, that he believed it to be by far
the greatest ever made in a Southern
State. He was convinced that large
bodies of the ore are worth as high aa
$50,000 a ton and that half a million
dollars Is now immediately in sight.
Mr. Mauney would not hazard an opin
ion as to the continued yield of the
vein beyond this point, but said that it
might be Immense. He was greatly
impressed by the presence in the ore
of masses of nearly pure gold larger
than a man's fist. Especially because
the Whitney people do not court pub
licity or care about issuing statements.
Wednesday afternoon the two-foot
vein which yields this extremly rich
ore was struck by a second level from
the paralel shaft at a depth of slightly
more than 100 feet, all the Indications
for a much greater depth continuing
good. The vein was first struck at a
depth of 35 feet.
A Destructive Fire.
Raleigh, Special. Greenville. N. C.
s on fire. The flames started at a
quarter to 1 o'clock and the fire is now
under full headway, imo coreci esti
mate can be made of the losses, but
t is believed that they are already
r.bout $200,000. The fire started in a
small restaurant and the buildings al
ready consumed are the market
touse. Farmers warehouse, uorman
& Wrights' tobacco factory, joraans
tobacco factory, residences of Mrs.
Nellie Harris, Zeno Moore and sev
eral smaller buildings. The heat is so
intense that the fire department can
not cope with the flames. There is, be
sides, no adequate water system of
water works. At this hour the Chris
tian church and King's Hotel are
threatened with destruction. At 2:30
the fire was under control.
Baptist Young People's Union.
Atlanta, Special. Preparations for
entertaining the Baptist Young Peo
ple's Union of America, which will
meet in annual session in Atlanta July
0-12, are complete. Cool weather is
looked for during the convention. A
chorus of a thousand voices trained by
Professor Porter will render musical
eelections during the sessions of th
convention. The headquarters of the
gathering will be at Piedmont Hotel
The auditorium at Piedmont Park.
with a seating capacity of 6,000 to
3,000 people, will be used for the daily
Government Boat at Che raw.
Cheraw, Special. The snag boat The
Great Pee Dee, under the command of
Capt. Hamer Jacobs, came up to Che
raw on Wednesday and returned'down
the river on Thursday. Capt. Jacobs
avs that preparations are being rap
?.dly advanced to begin work near Che
raw. Already work is progressing rur
iher down the Great Pee Dee and the
lone desired end, the cleaning out ana
Jeepening of the channel of the river
by the government, win now De ac
POPE LEO IS DYING
Bead of Catholic Cbcrch Neariajj Bis
LAST SACRAMENT ADMINISTERED
His Holiness Rallies Slightly at Times
and His Physicians Say He May
Live For Some Time.
Rome, By Cable. "God's will be
done. Would you have believed it. when
only ten days ago I was presiding over
a public consistory?" murmered feebly
Pope Leo, as he felt himself late Sun
day evening sinking into a sleep which
lasted about three hours, until excruci
ating pain brought the dying Pontiff
back to consciousness. He groaned and
complained of pains on both sides of
the throax. Tenderly Dr. Lapponi, as
sisted by Pope Leo'a valet, Pio Ceutra.
and the physician's second, Dc Castro,
lifted the frail form and, changing the
position, succeeded in giving the pa
tient some relief. Though hovering on
the brink of death, the life of the Pon
tiff la still prolonged by means of
strong stimulants and concentrated
nourishment, and while he is still alive,
his wonderful vitality many again re
sist and conquer the attack of this ill
ness. Later in the evening, after the ex
citement of the ceremony of the last
Sacrament was over, the Pope seemed
less restless, partly soother by the re
ligous service and partly by a dose of
chloral which was given to him in con
siderable quantity. The Pontiff is lying
on a small bed drawn up to a window
overlooking the piazza of St. Peter's.
The only picture in the room is an an
tique Madonna, and the sole ornament
a great ivory crucifix. The inferior of
the Vatican during the early hours of
the morning testifies to the convocation
that the passing of Pope Leo is very
near. The court yard of St. Damaso
is filled with the carriages of the car
dinals. Cardinal Satolli drove to Rome
from Frascati, the beautiful carriage
breeS covered With dust and perspira
tion. In the cortile are drawn up the
carriages of the cardinals and of many
notables. Servants and messengers hur
ry across the court with bundles jof
huge wax tapers and with the robes fof
the ecclesiastical dignitaries who are
waiting within the palace. The ante
chambeds of the palace were all
through the night thronged with the
princes of the Church, high noblemen
and members of the diplomatic corps.
Telegrams of inquiry have been re
ceived from several of the monarchs
All kinds of speculation are already
In circulation a3 to the probable suc
cessor to the throne of St. Peter. Opin
ions are much divided owing to the
many interests which vrill be affected
according to the choice made by the
bacred college. The first questions the
cardinals will have to solve will be
whether the conclave shall be held in
Rome or outside of Italy. It Is believed
that the supporters of the idea of aban
doning Rome will be even fewer than
in the conclave held after the death of
Pius IX, when 32 out of 37 cardinals
voted in favor of Rome.
The second question will be whether
the next Pope must be an Italian or a
foreigner. It is generally believed that
he will be an Italian, because in view
of the struggle between the Church and
the State since the fall of the temporal
power and the constitution of united.
Italy, all the clergy, as well as the
clerical party and even foreigners
thlnk that an Italian Pope can protect
better than a stranger the advance of
the religious and political Interests of
the Church. The candidates chiefly
spoken of are Cardinal Rampolla and
Cardinal Seraflno Vannutelli. They are
both representatives of the conserva
tive policy, but are bitter antagonists
of each- other. Cardinal Rampolla is a
very warm Francophile, while Cardinal
Vannutelli is averse to the policy in
augurated by the present pontifical
Secretary of State of assuming the
power to which he has adhered for fif
teen years. The most probable liberal
candidates are Cardinal Bichop Agll
ardi and Cardinal Priest Satolli, whise
breadth of views and love of modern
laeas have been strengthened durine
nis stay in America. The most prob
able religious candidates are Cardinal
Prest Cotti, who would carefully avoid
mixing up in politics and Cardinal
Priest Angelo Di Pietro, who also has
the very desirable requisite old age, be-
n rr -i j
ma io jcaib ui.u.
Will Be Sentenced.
Key West, Fla., Special. Fred
Ewart was convicted of murder in the
first degree and will be sentenced to
hang. Ewart was tried for the murder
of Frank Whitaker. He made a full
confession of the crime, claiming that
he had invited WThitaker to go on
board the New Venice to get some
clams; that while there Whitaker curs
ed nim, and that while enraged he
(Ewart) "picked up an axe and struck
Whitaker with it. He did not remem
ber striking him more than cnoe, but
admitted that he might have done so
Stabbed His Wife.
Atlantic City, Special. Thomas De
Paul, of Nw York, came here and.
finding his wife registered a lodg
ing house with another man, drew
large pen inife and stabbed her in the
neck. She is in the hospital in a dying
condition. DePaul was arrested and
held pending the result of her injuries.
The wife alleges that she had to leave
him because of abuse. He came here
and Insisted on her returning to New
i oris, wun mm-
LYNCHING IN UNION
Orderly Body of Citizens Hasted
John Osborne, tho nro who as-
taultcd Mrs. Lizzie Wentz. of Union
county. Sunday night, waa taken rrum
two constables Thursday night and
hanged to a tree. Jut before his death
ho confessed his guilt.
The evidence against Osborne ti
entirely circumstantial, bot it was o
comphte in its entirety as to leave no
room for doubt as to his guilt.
Though Osborne worked for Mr. Joe
Riggers, who lived ten miles away
from where Mra. Went lived, near In
dian Trail, he was the first man and
the only man upon whim suspicion
fell; and within 48 hours after the
crime was committed this suspicion
came to be a belief in the minds of
all people white and colored who
lived in the neighborhood of where the
crime was committed. He had a bad
character generally speaking and a
few years ago had been charged with
attempting to assault another white
woman, a Mrs. Hargett. but. apart
from his previous bad record, the evi
dence connecting him with the assault
on Mr.-. Wentz became insistently
cumulative and vividly strong.
STRONG CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVI
DENCE. It was proven that on the nigat the
crime was committed Osborne had
ridden a mule within a quarter of a
ndle of Mrs. Wentz's home, and he
was tracked from whero he had
hitched the mule to the home of his
victim. In his Sunday vest pocket was
fcund a small piece of string that Mrs
Wentz recognized as the same bit of
twine that she had kept in a match
box in her house. She remembered
that in looking for money the negro
had struck a number of matches. Arid
n the pockets of Osborne was foi'rtd
too, money that it was alleged he
Eiust have taken from Mrs. Wentz
In the preliminary trial that was
liven Cijborne at the home of Mrs
entz Thursday evening more thaa
20 witnesses testified, and the testi
mony, linked together, left the colored
-'tnesses standing up in the sha 'v
grove and de'.iarinv that the prisoner
THE OPINION OF A MOTHER.
Even Osborne's own mother, wtio
came to the scene, yelled aloud:
'John, you know you are guilty.
Good-bye. There ain't nothin' for you
to do but pray."
When the prosecution, which was
lepresented by Mr. Plummer Stewart,
of this city, a nephew of Mrs. Wentz,
had finished, there was a muttered
sentiment in the outskirts of the
crowd that boded ill for the prisoner.
The manner of the deed had been
such as to arouse to anger the most
ctnservative people In the audience.
Mrs. Wentz is 64 years old; a feeble,
timid woman, who Uvea alone sav
ing the presence or an aged negro wo
man, who lives in a hut in the yard.
It was the voice of this negresg that
Osborne had Imitated, crying that he
wa3 ill to let him in the house. When
the door had been opened he had
clutched Mrs. Wentz by the throat,
and had become a fiend In violence
and horrid language. Such l!ttle money
as he could find less tnan a dollar
in all he had taken with him.
A NERVOUS COLLAPSE.
Before his accusers the criminal al
most collapsed In his excessive fright.
He was young only 24 years old and
black as the pure Ethiopian type, but
his politeness, his eager desire to
propitiate everyone who came near
him would have been pitiable If it
had not been ghastly. Just before he
was arrested he had come trembling
like a reed in the wind to Mr. Plummer
Stewart and had begged to be allowed
to shake hands. Fawning like a whip
ped cur he maintained until death this
attitude of extreme humility and
After the conclusion of the evidence,
'Souire Broom, the magistrate who
conducted the investigation, ordered
that Osborne be committed to jail In
Union countv to await trial at the
next term of the Superior Court.
Constables Frank Kesiah and Luke
Horton put Osborne in a Duggy De-
tween. them, intending to go to In
dian Trail and take the train from
there to Monroe. Before the officers
had proceeded two miles they were
surrounded by a party of several hun
dred men. including a number of ne
groes. The constables resisted when
ordered to surrender their prisoner,
but were overpowered, Kesiah being
pinned to the earth in the clutches of
two members of the mob. At this time
several pistol shots were fired by men
in the mob.
Terrorized, pleading, weeping, penl
tent, Osborne was dragged from the
buggy to an oak tree that stands by
the side of the thoroughfare. .One
end of the rope was tied around his
neck. The other end was taken by s
man who climbed the tree and lowered
the rope over a limb. In a moment the
hands of the mob had caught the loose
end of the rope and Osborne was
swinging in the air.
So far there is no indication that an
effort will be made to prosecute the
Four Killed By Electricity.
Pittsburg, Special. During the pro
gress of a terrible rain-storm Sunday
four persons were killed at the eornc.
of Forbes street and Oakland avenue
in an accident of most unusual cbaxac
ter. The dead are: Joseph Wis?,
aged 40, residence unknown; Guisseppi
Renda, aged 21 years; Mrs. A. W.
Stratti, aged 54; Guisseppi Stattl, her
f on, aged 22.
MADE A GOOD TALK
Bcoker Washington Sau Ljocbia;
is iot Sectional
SPtECH BEFORE MGIO IDITORS
Noted Negro liducator Addresses An
Immense Audience and Counsels
His People to Patience.
Louisville, Spec ial. H-fvre an im
mense audience Hooker 7. Washing
ton, head of tho Tuskevge- Institute.
Thursday night delivered an address.
He said that recent regrettable events
In connection with the race question
went to show that lynch law is not
confined to any one section of the
country. Those events, he said, lead
to sympathy with the race problem
by making it national. He appealed to
the negro to be calm and exercise
Among tho other speakers was W,
H. Ixiwis, assistant district attorney
of Massachusetts, who was appointed
several mor.'hs agrj by President
Roosevelt. Principal Washington paid
"In lh present Reason of anxiety
and almost of despair which possesses
an clement of the race there are two
things I wish to say as strongly as I
"First, let no man of tho race be
come discouraged or hopeless. There
are in this country. North and South,
men who m'an to see that justice is
meted cut to the race. Such a man
is Judge Jones, of Alabama, to whom
more credit should be given for blot
ting out the infamous system of peon
age than to any other man.
"Second, let us keep before ns the
fact that, almost without exception
every raco or nation that has ever got
upon its feet has done so through
struggle and trial and persecution.
"No one should seek to close his
eyes to the fact that the race is pass
ing through a very serious and trying
period of its development, a period
that calls for the use of our ripest
thought and sober judgment.
'Let nothing lead U3 into extremes
of utterance or action. It is in the
long run the race or the individual
that exercises the most patience, for
bearance and self-control in tho midst
of trying conditions that wins its
cause. Let nothing induce us to de
scend to the level cf the mob. In ad
vocating this policy I am net asking
that the negro act the coward: we
are not cowards. The part we have
played in defending the flag of our
country i3 sufficient evidence of our
'The outbreak of the mob em
phasizes two lessons, one for our race
and one for the other citizens of our
country. South and Korth; for it is
to be noted that the work of the
lyncher Is not confined to one section
of the country. Tho lesaon for U3 is
that we should see to It that so far as
the Influence of parent, school or pul
pit is concerned, no effort be spared
to Impress on our own people that
Idleness and crime should cease. We
should let the world know on all
proper occasions that we consider no
legal punishment too severe for the
wretch of any raco who attempts to
outrage a woman.
"The lesson for the other portion of
tho nation to learn ia that both in the
making and in the execution tho
same laws should be made to apply
to tne negro as the white man.
"There should be meted out equal
justice to tho black man and the
white man. Whenever the nation for
gets, or Is tempted to forget. Ra basic
principle, the whole fabric of govern
ment for both the white man and the
blaek man Is threatened with destruc
tion. This is truo whether It relates
to conditions in Texas, Indiana or
Delaware. It is with a nation as with
an individual; whatever we sow, that
Bhall we also reap. If we sow crime
we shall reap lawlessness."
Arreigned For Trial.
Washington. Special. August W.
Machen, against whom three indict
ments have been found for accepting a
srlbe In connection with government
contracts for letter box fasteners, wa
uraigned before Justice Prltchard in
Criminal Court No. 1. He waived the
formal reading of the indictment,
pleaded not guilty and was glvwn until
July 20 to file a demurrer, should Le
wish to do so. The Groff Brothers.
wno were indicted with Machen. ap
peared in court and pleaded guilty. It
was announced that Machen and the
Groffs would be tried at the fall term
of the court, their cases being taken
up in the regular order. The fall term
begins in October and continues sever
Lieut McClain Arrested.
Washington, Special. General Cor-
bin has received a telegram from Gen
eral Bates, commanding the Depart
ment of the Lakes, saying that Lieut.
William F. McCure had been placed
under arrest and sent to Fort Sheri
dan. His investigation of the case
thus far tends to confirm the charges
of bigamy made against McCure, "-but
he also says there are indications that
McCure is not sane. The dispatch' has
been sent to General Chaffee for ac
Traffic Manager Resigns. "
riew urieans, Special. S. F. B.
Morse, assistant passenger traffic man
ager of the Southern Pacific Railroad
with headquarters at Houston,' Texas,
nas tendered nis resignation to the
committee, effective soon. He has
made important financial connections
in the east. Mr. Mcrse left the Ble
jtour at MHnaio in ig94 to associate
himself with the Huntington lines.
TCEft'.UI B'tlTfl PETITION
Official Statement OH en Out lef
Washington. SpettsL The Stst Iv
pstment has authoris4 t&e following
At the Slate Ipartmect it
tatrj ty a huh offktal to the aSwc
of Secretary Hay that the delay la fei-
warding the petition of ths Amrtra
rltlieti of the JewUh faith as to the
ill-treament of their ro-reltgloouts !
Russia kit due !ely to the delay la
furnUhlng the address to th Slste Iv-
partment by the petitioners Th Stste
Department would, of coare. pay no
heed to any atatemeat purportleg to
emanate from the Ruslan government
unlet such statements wete male tf
many, in some form or other, to our
own government. Toe Stats Ivnart-
mcnt has been srrupulouly rarefxl t
act only in accordance with all the re
quirements of official propriety, b
within the limits thus laid down It !U
moat certainly not hesitate to give ri-
pression to th deep gytnpathy felt act
only by the administration, but bj at!
the American people, for the unfortu
nate Jews who have been the lit!n.
in the recent appalling maasarres and
outrages, m this connection. Jt u
pointed out by another official l
disclaimed any purpose to rak In !.!
official capacity, however, that it fe:n-
cd somewhat strange, m nay the ! w
that the Russian government niioull
rhooke this parrlu ular method of mak
ing a .tatemcnt to the American p'i V
at the vry time when by ir.cth'iS
which are certainly the reveiM- o
t t . .. . .. .. . ... .
uitnnj io ine i nnea Mates, u iim
rough t to make China join in t rcslcne
the plighted faith of all the piw.i as
to the open door in Manchuria, and h.s
endeavored to bar our people from am
eers to the Manchurian tra.Ie."
ine above statement w.m ihnvn to
Count Casslnl. tl.e Russian nnilHKi
dor. but bo declined to make auy rom
ment on It.
Any reply to this rtatfment Must I
made i:nur direct inMriu tion fr m i-'t
'eteisburj. It Is realized, l-otb at the.
Slate IVpartment and the Russian ei:
bass?, that the situation is extremely
Lynching nt Norway S. C.
Columbia. Special. There w.v
lynching In Norway Tuesday night
nd Chrrlic livans, a negro, who wa.
rharged wilh aturr.pting to assassina'.r
Mr. Phillip and daughter on Sundi?
night, was hanged and his body rid-
filed with bullets. Ho and three other
r.egroes had been arrested and placed
n the town guard house and a guird
tationed around It. The men were
overpowered by a mob. said to have
been composed of "unknown parties."
nd the three were taken Into the
woods near the town. Piuk Hart well.
S. Johnston and John Fc-Mer. win
had been arrested with Evans, were
eleased, It being shown that they hd
nothing: to do. with the crim. Evana
was strung up and afterwards ehot.
Mr. Phillips was shot while sit.'lne
Jown to supper, but he waa not doad.
hots from the gun entered his shoul-
3er and his lung, and one pentratd
his brain, and It is said that there ia
lbsolutely no hope for him. His daugh
ter also received a wound in the heai,
but It was not fatal. Evans was a.
Tiost desperate negro and the people
were more Infuriated than they wruld
3therwlse have been on account cf hit
previous desperate criminal acta.
GOVERNOR HEYWARD TAKES AC
The one at Norway was the first
lynching In Governor Heyward's ad
ministration and he very promptly
wired Sheriff Dukes and Coroner Rlck
?nbacker. of Orangeburg county, to
lake all steps to get at the Identity of
the lynchers and bring them to proe-
?otion. He also wired the sheriff an1
Hie magistrate at Norway to take all
precautions to protect the lives of any
2ther negroes under arreet and to send
them under armed guard to Orange
. Montgomery, Ala.. Special By an
igreement of the counsel for the State
and defendant In the case of the United
states Deputy Marshal Byron Tram
mell. charged with the killing of C. E.
Taylor, a former deputy marshal, the
lefendant was allowed bail In the sum
Knoxville, Special. In a collision
between two trains on the Virginia &
Southwestern road. Fireman L. H.
Kain. of Bristol, was instantly killed
and Engineer R. C. Clowry. of Bristol,
fatally injured. The engineer and fire
man of the eastbound train jumped.
Decides for Railroads.
Jackson. Mi33.. Special. Judge Niles
In the Federal Court here ruled agaicst
the injunction of the lumbermen of
Mississippi, praying that the railroads
fce. prevented from adding a rate of
two cents per 100 pound to the pres
News in Notes.
One hundred and one additional
towns in Russia were opened to resi
dence by Jews.
A fully equipped metallurgical In
stitute for teaching and research was
proposed at a meeting in London as a
memorial to Sir William Bessemer,
the Inventor, to which Carnegie has
promised to contribute.
Rear Admiral Evans, commanding
the Asiatic station, has asked for 500
more marines, and It 13 inferred he
koks for trouble In Manchuria.
AN AWFUL HORROR
4MtlSClUS0F SAD NSTUSS
tUaJrcdt klld V Uoi " arMg
nJWofWef KrKMi Veejr
llanus. Vo. Ft lal llsat as
ti.c mttu- of a terrltVe liter at
10.10 a ta b-n & ervtoo 4 fir
damp la mlt .No 1. i nn r-
clflr Ccal lra;snjr nuSeJ out ta
lues tiT r.'t in n. injure! -rrs 4
other a art ciumI tt. linictln
a at amount f rn-pty. Th !
wa tiot Cr!. as a seated ta tfc
r'ar r pita. I ut ttm rtpUmU-u ws
terTtBc and ruUfd-lely shattered U-n
tlniUr of the r.iiln Uft and ni-
rous -ntTi-. CKlng the oralisf
ltti d-brK. and those 4 th miners
that re not kill. ! outfight tf th
iif!t:m were t-urid alle.
The itlUn rr4 f"f many
rosh- around anl atra1ed ipl
frr:j lb- adjoining -it!-n n's llf
ll!-.l rs an t r-i'f 1 lr"n -te Lufl!
; f- t from th 'lio-th of the baft.
St!l-i jiiteteJ-'it I'.. l'rt-.k mtxi
laTe f ,ra of n n legan the otk (
rt.;U,-i the d! rU from the haft
ti nt thty fr.lrjit n a h the entombed
u:ir. r. Th '.r pr :r. ltto the hIt
.M l'.kod V tSe full gB-S Sftd
v.ral time tl.c, ! fond to re
turn to the u:fre. All d tL- rwu
Ing nrtr woxl.-l. the fnre l-ir In
irer. 1 fion tirr.e to t!me by the ar
rival f ra:cb.mn and others from
nearl y ttb-nn U snd b tUoe it
a r'Hcf train nnt out from Halin.
bih rev he 1 l..-if al 2 o'tl xk In the
About 1 oVl.wk p n. four men wer
taken oc.t alive anl a half hour later
they w re followed by Z other Many
we;,- imonM'louM an4 bad to t- car
ried from the working. Several arn
In a K'-r'.TjH ondltbn. t ut It Is le
Uevol all vlll recover.
Two hundred and eighty two men
went down In tb mine st 7 ociocs
Tu Mlay moit.ii.g an l up to a lst
l our onlv t have b-n tt rounW-d for.
Of this number Uu ar dal. It
Some time afN r tie rxpbwlon -ciirr.-d
that the flirt man a brought
t.i the h-rface. lie was f-diowed by
others until 1 uW-rk. wh'-n the Uat
fit the 4S was brought out. The rescu
ers w.re vnable to penetrate further
into the miif at it wa re ery m
make ..not her opening to i-rn:lt fresh
air to reach the lower If vela.
Hn an I i"-raj crs w re put st
work hauling debris a ay from tho
Rhaft. The work r.$ pro;reHng slow,
ly. r-wing fj the narrow apac la
which the rescuers ar- compelled to
operate, but by daylight the ininn
should be cpen rur.fiently to permit
of deep explorations end the rest u oi
the dead Uxiios. L at nlsht a party
cf rescuers tf acted f.ur roulea tost
were alive and bl rausod renwe4
hope. It i a faint b p howeter. for
espcrlenced mine bosws and mloers
S3y that when the imprisoned ron
aro reached a!l will be found dead.
Some of the miners who espd sail
they saw 20 dead bodies In entry No.
17. They reported that many oi w
men were craze-1 by the explosion and
ran hither and thither in the mine.
Many of these cou.d have escaped. bu"t
they lay down, burled their fares in
their hands and gave up the fight. Of
the 231 dead about ITS were married
and leave largo families. About 100
were Ftnlanders. SO were colored and
the rest were Americans.
The Hanna ralnew are among tbs
bet on the Union Pacific system, be
ing cBtablisbed In U7S. Tb town
was name! for Senator Mark IUnna
when he was a member of the Union
Pacific Coal Company. Mine No. 1 Is
practically a new property. It baa 21
entries. 15 miles of workings and a
main incline shaft of one and one
half miles in length. The mlnn has
been recognized as dangerous property
for some time on account of the large
amount of gas. but the system cf ven
tilation has been so good that an ac
cident "was not anticipated.
The $75,000,000 of new Pennsylvania
Railroad stock was entirely taken by
the company's shareholders.
Ex-Judge Cyrus L. Pershing, who
sentenced to death a number of Urn
Mollie Magulre gang in Pennsylvania,
ted at Potts vllle.
Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Hoyt. an tted
Presbyterian pastor, died In Phil
A Jury was secured at Hamll'.on.
Ohio, for the trial of Alfred A. Knapp,
the alleged multi-murderer.
The trial of Mrs. Annie Phares.
charged with poisoning her husband,
was begun at Mount Holly. N. J.
Col. Robert A. Amnion, convicted
of receiving stolen . motey rrom the
Franklin Syndicate swindle, was n
tencel in New York to four yeir In
Sing Sing prison.
Charles A- Giriicr, cT Ihe New
York bar. in a speech bfore the con
vocation cf the University of thn
State of New York, at Albany, de
clared that education -by the nation
was the only solution cf the negro
A large number of Chratian SOa
tista went on a pilgrimage to Mrs.
Mary Baker Eddy's home at Concord.'
Workmen engaged In building opera
tions at Charleston. S. C. went on
Etrike for recogniticn cf the union.
It was reported that Senator Alli
son would draft the tariff plank cf the
Iowa Republican platform to be adopt
ed at the convention this week.
American boats' crews won several
races at Kiel and were cheered by
their German competitors.
The Caucasian (Clinton, N.C.)
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