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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 20. 1903.
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Newy Items Gleaned From
Murphy to flanteo.
Strong Case Against Goodwin.
Halelgh, Special. The case of State
against Henry Goodwin, a 57-year-old
white farmer, charged with assaulting
a 14-year-old white girl, Flossie Pleas
ants, in hU employ, was re-opened
here Tuesday afternoon. Goodwin was
last Friday committed to jail without
hail privileges. The State contended
tliat the Justice who heard the case
I: ad no right to re-hear after judgment
was rendered. The justice said It was
rot a rehearing, but a re-opening. The
f"nse had two physicians sworn in
as ixperts to examine the girl, but the
Suite at first objected and no exami
nation was then made, but the doctors
wero questioned as experts. The State
Hun introduced as a witness a woman
living near the home or the Pleasants
girl, and her evidence as to the affair
,iU vrrv strong against Goodwin. The
jittorneys for the defense insisted that
the State was afraid to have the girl
examined. The attorney for the Stat
oskel immediately if the defense real
ly desired this examination. The de
fense said yes. The examination was
then made by physicians and their
evidence showed the conditions to be
ns represented by the State. Goodwin
was recommitted to Jail without bail.
Wreck Oil Southern.
Tryon, Special. A through freight
train, the third taction of No. C2, from
Atdicvillo to Sparianburg, S. C, ran
Jiway on Saluda Mountain at 2:15 p.
in., Tuesday. The engine and 13 coal
cars were wrecked near Melrose, the
exact place where Engineer Tuns
taU't? train was wrecked several years
npo. The engine and 11 cars are a
total wreck, piled up and demolished
in the cut. Engineer J. H. Averill, Jr.,
cf Ashcville, and Fireman Hair, of
Asheville, are killed, and are under
the wreckage and cannot be found un
til the wreck 13 cleared away. Brake
man W. H. Sherrill, of Swananoa, has
both loga.cut off.
Engineer Averill was a bright young
nsan, 23 years of age. a son of Colonel
J. II. Averill, of Charleston. Hi3
fpther, mother, wife and two little
children, Ivothcr and fisters, are
spending the summer at Salud?, within
three miles of where he met his un
timely death. He stayed on his en
Kino with the faithful fireman, doing
nil he could to check the speed of the
train until the engine buried him. A3
the runaway train passed Melrose, tlio
operator, J. W. lleatherly ran out and
Fireman Hair threw up his hands and
smiled .lleatherly fainted. Conductor
Howie and Flagmen IJishop and Ward
Washington, N. C, Special. Fifteen
prisoners in the Heaufort county jail
escaped before daybreak Friday morn
lng. Two of the men are alleged mur
derers and one i3 a Federal prisoner,
all the other being charged with minor
offences. The sheriff immediately of
fered rewards for them. The escape wa3
made through a small hole in the back
of the building, where five brick had
been removed. The jail was virtually !n
charge of a negro attendant who waits
t'n the prisoners and he failed to lock
up the men. There is evidence of cul
iable negligence and an investigation
will probably be made. One of the
prisoners came and gave himself up.
All are negroes.
North State Notes.
A charter is granted the Twin City
Wood Company, of Winston-Salem,
capital $25,000, J. P. Fearinton and
others stockholders. The company is
given authority to deal In lumber and
timber, operate saw-mills, etc.
The Southern Dell Telephone Com
party began Tuesday the work that will
result in the placing of all its wires in
W. W. Goldsmith, Jr., a flagman on
the Southern Railway, was knocked
from the top of a caboose Monday
night, by coming In contact with a
standplpe at Statesville. Fortunately,
his injuries are not very serious, being
confined to a badly bruised leg. The
injured men was taken to Old Fort on
passenger train No. 35, and was given
proper attention. lie was resting well
flt last account and will probably be
entirely recovered within a few days.
Tast Friday Mllas Cedrie, an em
I'leyp at J. A. Basinger's saw mill, in
Morgan township. Rowan county, was
struck in the abdomen by a board on
tri? planer and died Monday S3 the re
sult of his injuries. The remains
T;re tiken to the former home of the
deceased, in Davidson county. accDm
Panied by his wife and five children.
Mr. Nicholas Slattery. of Flat Rock,
kae been appointed chief clerk in the
Cithern Railway passenger offices in
K-chmcnd, which is a decided promo
tion. Mr. Slattery has been with seve
ral railroads, his good work having at
tracted wide attention.
Mr. Elitah Pn
ad suddenly of heart disease Friday
Prternoon, on his farm In Shiloh town
snip, Camden county. There were sev-
otners in the field with him. He
nt to a spring to get a drink of water
ilv . wnile there dropped dead. Seven
NORTH CAROLINA CROPS
Scattered Showers and Very Warm
Weather the Past Week.
With few exceptions the reports
from crop correspondents for the
week ending Monday, August 10th.
the past week were very favorable;
the exceptions come from countiJ3
where drought continues to prevail to
a considerable extent, chiefly Gran
ville and Montgomery counties in the
central district, and portions of Meck
lenburg, Rowan, Gaston, Caldwell and
Lincoln in the western; in these
conatie crops, especially old .corn
and cotton, are still suffering from the
deficiency in moisture. Over the
larger portion of the State, however,
frequent showers occurred during the
week which had a highly beneficial
effect on crops, though the amount
was generally Insufficient to soften
the soil for plowing; a general rain
is still much to be desired. The tem
perature conditions were favorable,
the mean for the week being some
what above norma!, but there were
no excessively hot days as the
amount of sunshine was moderate.
Crops generally continued to improve
except in localities where the drought
has not been broken.
Over large areas, old as well as
late corn, were much benefitted by
timely rains and are earing well; in
some sections early corn continued
to suffer for lack of rain where up
land crops fired and even tassels are
dead, but late com is still fine every
where; some correspondents report
that corn is better than for years, and
in Eomo counties stalks bearing two
or more cars are common. Fodder i3
ripening and gathering it i3 now un
derway. Cotton continues to improve;
many report that it now has plenty
of weed, but in the dry sections the
plants have remained small, with
blooms near the top; late cotton is
now loaded with squares and bloom
ing freely; the amount of shedding is
not excessive, and reports are num
erous to the effect that cotton is
fruiting very well. Tobacco needs
rain to mature the top crop; in the
dry counties it is small and
narrow and does not cure very
satisfactorily; curing is nearing com
pletion in Eouthern and eastern coun
ties, but is. not yet fully underway in
the largest producing counties in the
northern portion of the State. Rice,
peanuts, peas and potatoes continue
to do well. Some turnips have been
sown. Graphs are ripening with pros
pect3 for an average crop; apples and
peaches are good in some sections
and quite poor in others, generally
only a fair crop; melons are late, but
are improving in quality. A general
rain Is need to enable farmers to be
gin their fall plowing.
Two People K died.
New York, Special. Two persons
were killed and several others prob
ably fatally hurt hy being swept off
their fect by the projecting ends of
the ladders cn a hook and ladder truck
as it turned the corner at Fortieth
street and Ninth avenue. The killed
are: George Gill, an assistant school
janitor and a . boy named Richard
Knight. Seven other men and boys of
whom two had fractured skulls, were
taken to the hospital and about a
dozen ether persons were taken to
their homes after (heir injuries had
been dressed by ambulance surgeons.
Kilted a Yo?m.-n.
Norfo'.k, Special. Bert Walker, ship
carpenter at the Norfolk navy yard,
shot and killed John Rland, a ma
chinist yeoman, at 12:20 Saturday
morning, in Norfolk county, just out
side the Portsmouth city limits. Walk
er gave himself up. He claims self
defense. .Three Hundred Dollars for a Name.
Tittsburg, Special. A check for $300
has been received from President
Roosevelt for Theodore Roosevelt Sig
net, the bey born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
H. Signet some weeks ago and which
is their twentieth child. The money has
Icen placed in the bank to the credit
cf the baby, the interest to accumulate
vntil be is 21 years old.
White Men Shot Ey Negroes.
Charlotte, Special. As a result of a
:iuarred between four white men, of
Liong Creek township, and four negroes,
ov. the public road seven miles west of
Davidson Sunday afternoon, three
white men were shot by Sol Shuford,
jolcred, of Gaston county, and one of
the injured men is dangerously, if not
fatally, wounded.. The wounded men
are Sam Lawton, who is shot in the
left arm and side; John Lawton, who
is wounded in the right arm; and Alex-"
nder Auten, who is shot through the
body, the ball striking between the
tenth and eleventh ribs. Auten has
been taken to the hospital at DavidsoD
md it is feared he will die. The otter
men are not seriously hurt and nave
returned to their bemes.
Washington, N. C Special For
three-quarters of an hour Thursday
two brothers, named Carroll, fought a
third brother, and when a man named
Mjoore interfered for the weaker side,
he was cut and beaten unmercifully.
The fight took place on one of the
principal streets and stab wounds were
numerous Moore, who interfered for
peace, is dangerously wounded. All
of the fighters were drunk.
A TERRIBLE STORY
Cf Murders, Burnings and General
Outrages Comes From Turkey
BULGARIA ARRAIGNS THE TURKS
In a rVmorandum Presented to the
Powers th: Bulgarian Government
Sets Forth the Conditloc of Affair
Sofia, By Cable. The Bulgarian gov
ernment has presented a memorandum
to the powers, setting out -at great
length the condition of affairs during
the past three .months in Macedonia
cicce the Turkish government under
Vok to inaugurate the promised re
forms. The most precis? details, dates,
places and names of persons are given
in the memorandum, the whole con
stituting a terrible category of murder,
torture, incendiarism, pillage and gen
eral oppression committed by Otto
man soldiers and officials. These par
ticulars were obtained entirely from
ofiicial sources, such as the reports of
the Bulgarian consuls and agents of
the Bulgarian government, and in
many instances, the reports made by
Turkish authorities. The Bulgarian
government guarantees the absolute
truth of every statement and chal
lenges the Porte to disprove a single
charge made in the memorandum,
whicch begins by stating that during
the past three months the Ottoman
government has taken a series of
measures with the alleged intention
of inaugurating the era of promised re
tcrm and of assuring peace and tran
quility to the Bulgarian population of
European Turkey, but which have
had the contrary effect of further exas
perating this population and reviving
the revolutionary movement. Instead
of proceeding solely against persons
guilty of breaches of the public order,
the military and civil authorities have
scught every possible pretext to per
secute, terrorize and ruin the Bulgar
ian inhabitants, alike in the large
cities and in the small villages.
Numerous assassinations, burnings
and other outrages are charged.
Dealing with other acts of oppres
sion, there the memorandum states
that the Bulgarian merchants and
artisans living in Constantinople and
Salonica were ordered to their native
villages and were not allowed any
time or opportunity to dispose of
their business or property. Some of
these Bulgarians who, with their fam
ilies, had been tablished for 20
years or more, were utterly ruined.
As the order applied equally to pro
fessors and schoolmasters, the Bul
garian schools were closed , before the
end of the school year. The authori
ties rigorously enforced the same or
der against the Bulgarian priests,
making every effort to paralyze the
development of religious asd educa
tional work, and deprive the Bul
garian exarch of all his privileges and
force the people to come under the
authority of the Greek patriarch.
Encouraged by the Ottoman au
thorities, the Greek bishops and arch
imandrites forced their way into the
Bulgarian churches and burned the
prayer-books and menaced the peo
ple. The archimandrate of Salonica
declared in a recent sermon that the
Sultan did not want Bulgarian ex
aches in his empire; if they remained
they would be exterminated.
fl lis Take Vacation.
Burlington, Vt., Special. The Bur
lington, Winsooki and Colchester Mills
of the American Wollen Company will
not resume operations soon, orders
having been received for a two weeks'
suspension. In addition to the Wash
ington Mills at Lawrence, Mass., and
the Assabet Mills at Maynard, Mass.,
the company has also decided to close
the Lebanon and Masccma MiHs and
Baleric Mills of Enfield in the Mas
coma Valley, N. H., for a similar pe
riod. These mills employ a total of
about 10,000 hands. The shut-down, the
company announces, is for the purpose
of giving the employes a vacation and
repairs and improvements at the sev
Constantinople, By Cable. The Brit
ish ambassador has called the atten
tion of the Porte to the serious situa
tion in Macedonia. He pointed; out that
grave consequences may attend fresh
murders of consuls or foreign subjects.
The ambassador had an audience with
the Sultan on Friday.
Spike to Catholic?.
Oyster Bay, Special. President
Roosevelt delivered the principal ad
dress at the quarterly meeting of the
Society of the Holy Name, of Brook
lyn and Long Island, held here Sun
day. Decency of speech and conduct
constituted the theme of his ad
dress, which was enthusiastically ap
plauded by an audience of more
than 2,000 persons, chiefly men.
Father Powers, rector of St. Domi
nick's, introduced the President in a
felicitious speech in which he spoke
cf the esteem in which Mr. Roose
velt is held by the Catholics of this
Merida, By Cable The effects of the
tropical cyclone here and in Progresso
have been terrible. The wind com
menced in the early hours of the night,
and panic quickly seized the communi
ty. The wind tore up great trees by the
roots, blew roofs away, and destroyed
houses and plantations. Great damage
was done in a very short time. Great
efforts were made to save small ves
sels, but about 20 of those in the port
of Progresso were cast upon the shore.
THE PRIZE FIGHT.
Jeffries Whips Corbett Easily at
Mechanics Pavilion, San Francisco,
Fpecial. James J. Jeffries, champion
heavyweight of the world, played with
Jim Corbett for nine rounds and a
half, and then Cor belt's seconds mo
tioned to Referee Graney to stop the
fight in order to save their man from
needless punishment. The end came
shortly liter the beginning of the ninth
tound when Jeffries planted one
of his terrific left swings on Jlm'i;
stomach. The man who conquered JotL
L. Su!!1van dropped to the floor in
agony, and the memorable scene at
Carson City was again enacted, when
Bob Fit73immons land?d his sohir
plexu3 blow. This time, however, Cor
bett struggled to his feet and again
faced his giant adversary. With hardly
a moment's hesitation Jeffries swung
his right and again landed on Corbett's
stomacr. He dropped to the floor, and
then it was that Tommy Ryan, seeing
that it was all over, motioned to the
referee to stop the punishment.
The Typographical Union.
Washington, Special. An important
proposition coming from the commit
tee on laws, which was adopted by the
International Typographical Union,
was that which permits subordinate
unions to incorporate in exceptional
The union took up the Los Angeles
Times case and voted for a referendum
on the question of an assessment for
funds to unionism The Times office.
A statement was read from General
Otis, of The Times, saying that the of
fice was by choice a fraternal office,
that high wages were paid and no sur
render would be made. Delegate Hayh,
of L03 Angeles, told of the union's
course and expressed hope of ultimate
- In the Spokane and Seattle cases, in
which President Lynch is charged by
Commissioner Driscoll with a violation
of the arbitration agreement, the com
mittee on arbitration reported an en
dorsement of President Lynch and the
executive council ,and accused cne pub
lishers of precipitating the trouble by
a display of bad faith. The report &aya
the union constitution cannot be arbi
trated, but asserts a belief in arbitra
tion where the parties approach the
question in a fair and conciliatory
The woman's auxiliary elected Mrs.
Frank L. Kennedy, of Omaha, presi
dent and Mrs. C. C. Houston, of Atlan
ta, one of the vice presidents.
The convention adopted a special or
ganizer to visit, several towns in the
South to organize new uniors and to
visit established unions for the pur
pose of strengthening the same. The
convention adopted the proposition to
organize newspaper writers and au
thorize expenditures of the necessary
funds therefore. The death benefit was
increased to $70.
Jett and White Convicted.
Cynthiana, Ky., Special. The jury
in the case of Curtis Jett and Thomas
White, charged with the 2ssassinatoa
of James B. Marcum at Jackson, Ky.,
leturned a verdict of guilty, fixing the
punishment of each at, life Imprison
ment. The verdict was returned at a
time when there were but few persons
in the court room. The' only attorney
present was County Attorney Web
ster. Jett received the verdict with
comparative indifference and calmness,
White who has beenapparently under a
severe strain durlngthe trial, flushed up
and his eyes filled with tears. The ver
dict occasioned little surprise. The only
question which caused the delay, it is
said, was whether to make the punish
ment death or life imprisonment.
Yellow Fever. -
Laredo, Tex., Special Dr. H. J.
Hamilton, United States hospital sur
geon, has completed his investigation
of the reported cases of yellow fever
at Monterey, Mex., and has notified the
Washington authorities that there is
not a case of yellow fever there or in
Killing of Chinese
Seoul, By Cable. An agreement has
practically been concluded between
Russia and Corea, whereby. Russia ac
quires 200 acres of land at Uongampho,
on the Yalu river, on a 99-year lease.
The application of M. Payloff, the
Russian minister, for permission to
erect telegraph and telephone lines to
Yongampho has been refused. The ex
tension to the northward of the Seoul
Wiju Railway is progressing.
flayf lower Ashore.
Norfolk, Special. Reports from
Elizabeth City, N. C, are to the effect
that the steamer Mayflower is ashore
in North Carolina waters and will
probably prove a total loss. The May
flower struck on a bar at Wade's Point,
In Albemarle Sound, about 18 miles
south of Elizabeth City. The Mayflower
is a small river craft and was lumber
Eight K lied.
Chattanooga, Special The death list
resulting from the head-end collision
between two freight trains on the Cin
cinnati Southern Railroad Saturday
night near Cumberland Falls, has
grown to eight, five men having died
since Sunday night. Among the dead
is Engineer T. S. Duke, of Salisbury.
Convict Bill Passed.
Atlanta, -Ga., Special. The House of
Representatives of the State Legisla
ture passed the convict bill, as amend
ed by the Senate, providing for the
employment of all five-year felony con
victs on the public roads. Each, county
may work, its pro-rata number of convicts.
THE SEABOARD SOLD
Reported That it Becomes Allied Wi:h
WILL ABANDON ALL RATE CUTTING
Indications Point to the Removal of
All Competition From the Fietd of
New York. Special. The long-ex.
pec ted announcement that the Sea
board Air Line had pas-scd. at Ut.
practically Into new hands, was made
Wednesday by Iadenburg. Thalman &
Co.. who issued a statement sh awing
that interests representing the Rock
Island and St. Ixuls & San Francisco
Lad secured representation in the Sea
board directorate and board of voting
trustees. The official statement was
"Ladenburg. Thalman & Company
announce that they have completed
negotiations whereby new and impor
tant interests have become identified
with the Seaboard Air Line Railway
Company. B. F. Yoakum and II. Clay
Pierce and B. F. Guinness, of I Aden
burg. Thalman & Company, and Ok
kigh Thome, president of the North
American Trust Company, have been
elected voting trustees of the Seaboard
Air Line Railway."
President John Skelton Williams
also announces that iJ. Y. Yoakum, H.
Clay Pierce. Okleigh Thome and S. B.
Van Vorst have been elected directors
of the Seaboard Air Line Railway. Mr.
Yoakum is president of the St. Ixmis
& San Francisco Railroad, for which
company J. P. Morgan & Co.. are fiscal
agents. The official announcement of
the deal also said:
"The chansje of personnel of voting
trustees of the stock of the Seaboard
Air Lino Company does not mean the
purchase of that company by Rock Is
land or 'Frisco interests, although the
'Frisco lines extend into Birmingham,
and are a part of the Southern situa
tion. It docs, however, emphasize the
fact that all the great railway systems
are carrying out the policy of more
closely cementing the railway trans
portation interests of the country,
which will greatly retard and It is
hoped entirely prevent demoralization
of the rate situation, or the unneces
sary construction and duplication of
property. Attention is called to the
fact that with the discontinuance of
any further construction by the Sea.
board Air Line the value of the prop
erties are greatly enhanced, and an
other gratifying fact at this time and
which is further evidence of the fu
ture disposition of the railways ol the
United States is that this deal docs not
call for any financing ur supplying of
One of the voting trustees when ask
ed to state the real significance of the
deal said that it meant a "better un
derstanding among interests that have
at various times conflicted."
Savere Tropical Storm.
Kingston, Jamaica. By Cable. The
West Indian hurricane struck the
island of Jamaica with full force
Tuesday, inflicting great damage. Port
Antonio, on the north coast, was com
pletely overwhelmed. Only six houses
were left standing, through the United
Fruit Company's wharves, oillccs, ho
tel and plantations were utterly de
molished. Five of the company's
steamers, including the Simon Du
mois, Alfred Pumois and Brighton,
were driven ashore, but are lying in
easy positions. Port Maria, another
town on the north coast, also suffered
similarly. The coast is strewn with
the wreckage of local sailing boats.
The southeastern portion of the
Island has been completely denuded
of its crops, the rivers are flooded, and
many men were carried out to sea and
drowned. Considering the damage to
property during the hurricaoe, the
loss of life is comparatively small,
though the present estimate is that
the death list will reach 50. Hundreds
of persons were injured, and there
were numerous hairbreadth escapes.
The property loss is estimated at $10,
000,000. The entire eastern end of the
island ha3 been devastated. Villages
have been wiped out, and public build
ings and churches demolished. Thou
sands of the peasantry, rendered
homeless and destitute, are wandering
about seeking food and shelter. The
destruction of the banana plantations
has been "complete, and the fruit trade
is paralyzed for the next 12 months.
Hundreds of prosperous fruit growers
have been brought to bankruptcy and
Sentenced to Hans.
Wilmington. Special. Jaetel Regis
ter and his father, H. B. Register, were
convicted at Whiteville. Columbus
county, of the murder of Jesse Sales
and Jim Stally last March, and burning
the house down upon their bodies,
after robbing the premises of some
thing over $1,000. The younger Reg
ister was sentenced to be hanged on
October 9, and his father was sentenced
to the penitentiary for life. Cross HJ
mendson, whose confession implicated
the Registers, and secured their con
viction, was sentenced to six years.
Toe Registers' counsel gave notice of
appeal to the Supreme CourL
(l!v? No Quarter.
Soionica. Special. It is reported that
the Turkish troops on Monday bom
barded and destroyed the village of
Ekshisu, 28 miles south of "Monastir.
According to another rumore the insur
gents who have occupied Kruvosko, af
ter repulsing two assaults by the Turk
ish troops, offered a conditional sur
render. Instructions were asked from
Constantinople and in reply the Turk
ish commander received orders U give
LIVE ITEMS OF NEWS.
Masy Matter of General UUrrst la
Down la Dixie.
Kentocay diitlllert. It wi report J.
will ahlp 20.000 barrtU of hlkry to
L. Slebert Ceae. who was mytteii
ou&!y shot in Richmond, has ba put
under a prace bond.
Captain Baylor and the Virginia
Oyster Co mm it Ion are mfuuiicg the
barrens up James river.
Judge George Gray, chairman of the
coal arbitration board at Ulrmlnaham.
tated the arope of the inquiry and the
testimony was continued.
Th charge of attempted bribery la
the Georgia Legislature were not sus
tained according to the committee
rt port. .
Rock Is!3n1 Interests hat hren a!
mitt'd to representation in the Si
toard Air Line Railway, forming a
(lest alliance of the two systems.
Mrs. Daisy Bronn Armcrtrout. wife
cf Rev. Lr. M. Armentrout .cf Ken
tucky, committed suicide in Prince L'd
ward county. Virginia.
MiM Marie Gordon, formerly of Mur
frecsboro. Tcnn.. who shot fcrrs-lf
hile at a hotel in Chicago. d!d tag
ging to see her neither, who wm has
tening to her. but did not arrive la
At The National Capital.
L'laborate meceuver3 for troops of
the regular army and National duarj
organisations have bern arranged by
the War Department.
Lieutenant-Gene ral Younc will be !n
charge ef the War Iep irt.nnl tiam
August 22 un!il Afs'sieui Sectary
Oliver assumes the duties t,f his posi
tion on September 1.
At The North.
The new currency law for th Phil
ippines will o Into effect o.i Sr; em
D. M". Parry denounced organize! la
bor as moborricy in an address at
Chautauqua. New York.
Frederick MocMonnies. of New York,
has bren appointed to design th rtat
ue of Gen. G. B. McCltllan to be end
ed la Wcshing'.on.
There were two additional deaths as
the result cf the accident at th Na
tional Lcasnio I!.toolU Pnrk. lu Tliil-
acelphia, on Saturday.
Archbishop John J. F?rley was In
vested with th pallium by Mjrr. IV.n
mc'de Falrcni. Papal Delegate, before
a great throng in SL Peter's Cathe
dral, in New York.
The Democratic convention of Ham
ilton county. Ohio, at Cincinnati, chose
delegates to the State ermveution fa
voring the nomination or Zimmerman
for Governor. bi:t the Johnson de-legates
boiled and held another meeting.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles, with the Mary
laud delegation to the Grand Army of
the Republic convention, was given a
reception In Denver.
From Acrosa The Sea.
King Edward started from london
on his way to Marienbad, traveling in
cognito. In official circles at Sofla a maacre
of Christians In Macedonia is expected
in a short time.
It Is estimated that r0 lives were
lost and flO.OOO.OCO property damag
causcd by the Jamaica hurricane.
Identifications marked the trial In
Pari3 of members of the Humbert fam
ily, accused of extensive frauds.
Committees of the Iords and Com
mons will confer in an effort to reath
an agreement on the Irish Land bill.
-V. Bosanquet. British vice-ronsi!l at
Odc350. states, in an orficial report on
the Kischeneff massacre, that the local
authorities took no effective steps to
stop the riots.
The Senate Subcommittee on Fiance,
which has been conferring with Presi
dent Itoosrrelt at Oyster Bay, will fur
ther test public sentiment in reference
to a new currency bilL
The International Typographical
Fsion decided to hold Its 1904 conven
tion in St. Louis.
Edward L. Dwycr, former husband
of the Duchrrs de Castelluccla. filed a
petition in bankruptcy In New York.
A freight train ran away on a moun
tain near Aehcville. N. C. and En
ginerr J. H. Averill. Jr.. and Fireman
Hair were killed in the wreck.
The nrst naie or new cotton oii jn
Augusta, Ga., brought 20 cents a
The Irish Land Bill was finally
agreed to by the Lords and Commons
and now awaits only King Edward's
signature to become law.
Lord George Hamilton. Secretary of
State for India, said In the House of
Commons that Britain must be ready
at all times fcr possible Russian ag
grefrion la India. ,
L:rd Salisbury. ex-Premier of Great
Diliiia. Is seriously ill.
Caroisal Gibbons will assist ?t the
ccrsecratios in Rome Saturday of Rev.
J. J. Hirty zz Archlistop cl llzziiz.
The latm eruption of Vesu vius Is
causing Inlc-cse alarm.
Czar Nicholas appointed Admiral
Alexieff -Viceroy of the Amur district
and K wan-Tung province in Eastern
The board of naval offleers which
examined the battleship Massachusetts
after the accident oa Wednesday re
ports that the damage to the ship la
The Commissioner of India Affairs
is advised that a number of Shawnee
and Klckapoo Indians are preparing to
go to Mexico.
A MOB CONFERENCE
lYiqae Gubcr.jf Disccsses a lite
Qsestoi of lit lij
DEFENCE OF LYNCHING FOR PATE
Jobs Temple Clrae Speaks "Its
neb 5plrlt la the S'h" asd De
fends tils Section."
Chautauqua, N. Y.. Specitl Fal?3
aracoc all laamrr gatbrrtags ts it
inob rtnff rnc" now la prrcr
brre. Th lncrer of nsrb spirit show a
ty trii. iTBrb'.ngs. tk4s. muii ci
tlons &oJ caber UUsj bir-ra;ai
ghes grrst Importance t$ this eorfr
rnre. Aracoc Tuesday's srewkrrs waa
J hn Temrl'' Grates, of Atlsata. Ga
Mr. Graft on Th Mob f prt
of the F.:tb. He drfcn!e4 lya.-h la
a a remedy for th rrlce cf rape,
LolJing tbtt tloujcb lynching Is a
crime. It is juit!f.d I f UXrrtBje wfclr.S
prompts it anl will nevr t-e discon
tinued uctil that rmme Is eliminated.
The rrneiy for lylnrhing -must ! tit
elimination of the crime f rape sod
tl Is. he maintains, coull le d-iae nly
by the Trst'n of the two rare la
the Tnittd StUes.
"The problerj f the hour Is not how
to prevent Iyn-Mnc In the Smth. bM
the lamer qust!on. 'How shall we de
ftroy tl.e crime whkh aa;a has and
always will prmoke lynching?" The an
swer which the moS returns to thii al
tsl iu-Con is already kniwn Th
mob ansners it with the rop. the bal.
let and fconutlCHs. Gol save us. with
tl.e lorrh. And the mob is practical. Its
theory Is cJNetJre ti a larse degree;
the mob Is to-!y the s!rnit. the
itroncest and tLe rr.ot rffertjre re
rtraint that the age bolls for the cots
trol of ra;e."
The lynrVr decs nt eatrrm'.nate
the lap'st. Mr. Grave contendcJ. tt
he holds hi:n mightily in herk. As a
rhrrr. o!d patent fact, lie ald. the
mob tnn 1 todsy as the rmut potential
bulwark tdv.ecn the women of the
South and such a carnival cf crime
hs would infuriate the world and pre
cipitate the annihilation of the negro
race. The masse e,f the negro, he be Id.
ere not afraid of death coming tn a
regular v.ay. They love display and the
pt-ctacuiar element of a trial and e
ecutlon appeal to their Imaginations.
Expediting tie process a of the law
Owl4 Ui Ut4Uale Ui I'l1. LuluAt v
lynching. The repeal of the amend
ments and the cstsMlshmmt of the ne
groes" Inferiority in society, derlarej
Mr. Graves, though deiUrahle. are not
sufficient, "for the negro." he added.
" is a tMng of the snns. and with th a
race and with oil similar racea the de.
sire ef the sens muH be restrained
by the terror t the wre. ir poilLl.
under the law.'
No Influence of suppression a
mighty and effective could be brought
to bear as a law making amputation
the penalty for the crime of rape. Hut
this, like curfew edicts, eeparate laws
for white and black, or the treatment
of the crime of rape v separate and
outside of all other coa are but ea
pcdlerits. he maintained; there la co
real remedy but one. No statute will
permanently solve this problem. Re
ligion does not solve it. Education
complicates It. Politics comp'.lra'.ca It.
"The truth which lie beyond and
above all those temporizing expedi.
enta." he concluded. Ha that separa
tion is the logical, the Inevitable, the
only solution of this greit problem of
Discussing the subject cf "Mental
and Moral Contagion." Ir. J. M. Huck
ley. of New York, after speaking at
some length of the various transient
end permanent changes that take place
under different phys!cl and mental
Influences, In human personality, took
up the question of crime and arraed
that all crime implied the existence of
society and Its attritions, that !n and
vice could be committed by a person
alone In the world, but rot so crime.
He showed the operation of this and
bow far through their natural causes
epidemics might spread.
In conclusion, he declared that
laws of association bring on suh gen
eral and feverish criminal tendencies,
so the laws of association must be em
ployed to antagonize them. :
Will IU Ccnvlctec.
Wilmington. Special. Testimony la
the Register murder trial vsj com
pleted Tuesday and argument by
couneel to the Jury has commenced.
The general opinion prevails that a
verdict vf murder In the flmt degree
will be returned as to the younger
Register, and that his father will to
convicted of acesory before ttt
One Hundred Killed.
Tarls ny Cable. Eighty four bodlea
have teen recovered and the death
list probably will excet-d 100. In the
undersround railway disaster which
occurred here Monday night. The ac
cident, which occurred oa the Metro
politan Electric Railway, assumed the
proportions cf an awful catastrophe
during the early h'jura when more
than four-srere bodies f f the burned
and suffocated victims were removed
from the subterranean paftage. The
work ccntinues and Indication are
that the deati list will per tap cx-ce-M
Ch Id K'tlrd Hy Train.
Newbem, N. C-. Special. News
reaches here Tuesday n!ht of the
killing of a smadl white child at Tus
carora by a mail train on the Atlantic
and North Carolina Railroad, it la
said that the cars passed over the
less of the little one and both were
severed from Its body. Owing to a
severe electric storm It was impos
sible to ascertain how the accident
happened, as there is only telephone
connection with the place.