VOL. XXI. I
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, IU03
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Impurtant Church Meeting.
Salisbury, Special.- The Potomac
"Synod of the He-formed Church was
convened In annual Kession Thursday
night In Faith Uefcrmvd church, this
city 120 delegate?.; being present. All
the territory LelonRing to the Synod
wan well represented. This comprises
:outh central Pennsylvania. Maryland,
western West Virginia, the Shenan
doah. Valle-y of Virginia and North
Carolina. The Synod has 177 minis
ters and 307 congregations. It has 4ft,
'088 conflrmd members and 20,411 im
confirmed, lu last meeting In this
State wa;i at Newton, 20 years ago.
The (lfI'Kate are being hospitably
ntertained In Salisbury homes and
"x press thfmselvj's as much pleased
wita the city. They are uch guests
as it Is a pleasure to welcome. The
ge neral public Interest In the sessions
tf the Synod Is ntrongly evidenced by
ifhe large number of members of other
denominations, ministers Included,
who ar- prison L The retiring presi
dent. Hev. Dr. J. M. Schick, of Wash
ington. President ltoo.evelt's pastor,
called the body to order and delivered
tin. oprn'ng sermon from II Corin
thians. :,A',: "All things are of God,
who hath rrccnciled U3 to himself by
Jesus Chii:;t. and hath given to u.s the
ministry of reconciliation." Dr. Schick
'as eloquent, and pleasing. IH3 key
noto was this: The efforts of the
Christian ministry to lead men in such
spheres of life as personal morals or
theologies 1 dogmatic statement of
truth pre to ho looked upon as re
versing thi order of God's ordering.
Tin; ministry of re-eoniliatior has to
do. fi:.f. all mil last of ail, with
placing rnon in the risht dilation to
God. cn!M-nt that thes. other mat
ters will follow in pvopet order as the
fruit of tr.i regeuerato life.
Winsto'-.-.-'nlem. Kpet ial. The annu
al session nine Uidse Conference, of
the Nou' irn Methodist I'piscoual
Church, c i .:ed Monday ar Glass. The
fcllowint; ue th appointments made:
Hakri-MVille district. W. A. Patton,
pirsldin.'. 'M't; Hakersvllle, E. J.
Kinkier; Hoone. W. K. Ulackwelder;
Caldwell. D. A. Lnnler; Creston, to be
supplied; Jefferson, L. R. Huddlestone;
Montezr.ma. V. C. liaiton; Trap Hill,
J. N. S. Do, b; WilUsboro. J. II. Pat
terson: Vaik!:i, J. M. Heath.
Clyde strict. W. C. Matney, presid
ing elier; Abbeville. .1. II. Gillespie;
Culhf rs?ir. to be supplied: Clyde. J. F.
Matney; l.'-j.-oster. W. A. Hullew: Ir
vin. ;i:inie .1. Mrvthev; Marion. J. B.
Tucker: I'i.h, .1. I,. Stephenson; Syl
va. D. ?.!. Mathcson; Unaka, M. A.
Stat:villr district. C. W. Smith, pre
siding rider; Chmdler. J. C. Richard
son; Dah-ey. C. I'. Cassteven3; Gasto
nia, W. S. Fitch; Gladstone. J. L. Den
n's; Gla.-s. F. A. L. Clark; Greensboro,
N. M. Ccuprr; Harmony. C. M. War
den; lle-jrv. D. J. filler; King's Moun
tain, L. .1. Penly; Troy. W. S. Moore;
Zion. 11. I). Cbrisrenbury.
A. I.. Johnson and J. L. A. Bumgar
ner are left without appointments to
C. W. Smith was elected ministerial
and .7. M. Long lay delegate to Gen
eral Conference, to be held at Los An
geles, Cal. ia May, 1004.
The StMe F-ir which closed last
Friday in Raleigh was one of the best
and most largely attended one in the
history of the institution. Many special
features were Introduced, the exhibits
were superb and the meetings of Con
federate Veterans and othrs were high
The Merklenburg Fair is in ses
sion in Charlotte this week and the
number of visitors is remarkably
large. The fair Is a great credit to the
State auditor Dixon has been busy
making educational speeches for a
number of weeks.
The Ada Cotton Mills of Charlotte,
which have been closed down for tome
months, fired up last Friday.
The Photographers held a big con
vention in Greensboro last week.
A War Rumor.
Honolulu. By Cable. The steamer
Nippon Maru, which sailed from here
Friday for Yokohama, will stop at
Midway Island for orders through fear
of capture, caused by the circulation
of a report here that the Japanese
consulate at Honolulu had received
a cipher cablegram that war with Rus
sia had been declared. The passengers
on the- steamer were very much
Huntington. W. Va., Special. Rev.
O. R. Williams, of Guyandotte, a min
ister of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, and his wife were both prob
ably fatally injured in a runaway ac?
cldent near Bealington. The horse ran
for half a mile before the buggy was
dashed against a tree, throwing the
occupants over an embankment. Their
little baby was also in the vehicle,
and when neighbors reached the
scene of the accident both the min
ister and his wife were unconscious,
but the little tot was playing near by
without having sustained the slightest
Chicago. Special. President J. B.
Forgan of the First National Bank,
said'that according to the committee's
estimate the assets of the Acme Har
vester compnny are worth between
$200,000 and $300,000 more than the lia
bilities of the concern. The-liabilitits,
he said, were in round numbers $2,000..
000. As soon cs the claims are all satis
fied. Mr. Morgan said, the business will
be turned over again to the old management.
TRAGEDY AT NEWBERSE.
flan Kills Another flan's Wifs Who
Run Away With Him.
Newbern, Special. Sunday morning
'.he people of Newbern were awakened
to the sad news that a diatardly and
.-owardly murder was committed be
tecn D o'clock Saturday night and
Sunday morning, on the railroad, be
tween the Atlantic and North Carolina
Lailroad shops and National avenue,
in the city limits, when Chas. Meadows
was murdered. The supposed murderer
was Will Phillips, who some time in
the past ran away with Mr. Meadow's
wife. Saturday night they both were in
company at Mr. S. B. Habicbt's bar
room. Witnesses testified before the
coroner's jury tonight, that they had
a quarrel In said barroom, about said
Meadows' wife. Meadows promising
Phillips a weekly bonus, to give him
his wife back, but Phillips refused.
They both left the bar together, and
were seen together until 10 o'clock Sat
urday night. Meadows was found dead
Sunday , morning, about 7 o'clock' in
the same place with scars on his thror.t
as if choked to death. Phillips is un
der arrest. Many witnesses examined,
und intens-j feeling manifested. Dr. J.
F. Rhem, the coroner, retired the jury
ft 8:15 o'clock and they returned a
verdict at 8:50 that the said Meadows
came to his death at the hands of
Phillips. He (Phillips), was bound over
to the November term of the criminal
JaPed for Abc?uction.
Wilmington, Special. A man eivinz
his name as Raymon Jose, a follower
of the Layton Carnival Company, but
not employed by that organization, was
taken from aboard the show train as
it was about to depart for Monroe a 3
o'clock Monday morning and landed v?
the police station, where he wst
charged with abducting pretty 13-year-old
Margaret McCabe, daughter of a
well known ship carpenter here. Jose
had stowed the girl in a box car con
taining show tents and other parapbe
nalia and she was discovered there by
the carnival managers, who promptly
turned him over to the police. The mn
bad promised the girl a- position with
the carnival to sell confetti and met
her by appointment early in the ni?ht
is she was on her way to church. Jose
was given a preliminary trial in the
police court and held for the Supreme
Court In default of $200 justified bond.
He says his home is near Richmond,
Va.. end that he had no criminal in
tentions toward the child.
Terry Asks a Change of Venu.
Wilmington, Special. Counsel for
defense In the case of S. H. Terry,
charged with the murder of hl3 son
in law, George T. Bland, at his home
in this city, fifteen days ago, made a
motion fcr change of venue to an ad
joining county in the Superior Court
here this afternoon. Affidavits by de
fendant and eight citizens cf Wil
mington and the county, tending to
show that the defendant could not
get a fair and impartial trial in this
county on account of local prejudice,
were submitted, and Judge Brown
gave the prosecution until tomorrow
to present argument and affidavits in
Head of Navy at Norfolk.
Newport News, Special Secretary
of the Navy Moody arrived in Hamp
ton Roads Thursday night on the dis
patch boat Dolphin, which dropped an
chor off Old Point Comfort. This morn
ing the naval tug Mohawk went to Old
Point for the Secretary, who was re
ceived with much form and ceremony
at the Norfolk navy yard, which he
had never before visited. Admiral Har
rington, in charge of the naval station,
and the other officers of the yard were
out in full dress, and a marine guard
also appeared, headed by the naval
post band. Secretary Mcody is on an
inspection trip, principally, however,
for the purpose of examining and re
commending one of three sites for the
new and commodious marine barracks
soon to be erected at the Norfolk navy
yard. Admiral Harrington this after
noon entertained the Secretary and
Admiral Bowles at dinner. Secrcftury
Moody returnes to Washington Sunday.
Wilson's Big Fire.
Raleigh, Special. A special from
Wilson says: "The S. W. Venable To
bacco Company's factory, owned by
the Branch Banking Company, and
used for the storage of leal, was
burned at 10 o'clock Monday night.
The Carter & Whitehead company,
ftdioinine. had their stock badly dam
aged by smoke and water. The Venable
Company's loss is estimated at $50,000,
that of Carter & Whitehead at $5,030,
The cause of the fire is unknown.
State Ntws Notes.
The corporation commission will go
to Charlotte on the 5th of November
in hoar thrt romnlaint. etc.. in the
freight rate cases. It had first named
November 4th as the date, duc nnas
that the circus will be at Charlotte
The State chartered the Bank cf
Mcrven Anson county, to do a com
mercial and savings business, capital
stock $10,000, G. A. Martin and others
stockholders. There are now 150 State
private and savings banks. The Legis
lature at Its last session chartered 17,
and then enacted a law giving the
Secretary of State the power to char
ter, and the corporation commission
the power to authorize to do business.
Since that date the commission has
chartered 17 banks. ,
It is estimated that claims for dam
ages caused by the heavy rains and
overflowing of sewers will reach $500,
000 in the borough of Brooklyn a.one.
U the office of Controller Grout it is
said today that it woiild not be sur
prising if in the neghborhood of be
tween 2,000 and 3,000 claims are pre
sented. The policy of the city will be
to resist payment on the ground that
the city cannot be held liable for dam
pgts due to causes over which the
city ha no control.
BROKE THE RECORD.
Heavy Cotton Sales Monday On
ESTIMATED AT NEARLY 1,500,000.
Mor or Less General Frosts Reported
From the Cotton Belt Bulled the
New York, Special. There was gTeat
excitement and activity at the open
ing cf the cotton market Monday. More
or less general frosts had been report
ed in the cotton belt for Saturday and
Sunday, and with Liverpool Monday
raornins exhibiting great firmness,
there was a scare cf shorts here that
started prices some 20 to 43 points
higher. October closing Saturday at
9.96. sold up to 10.40 on the call, while
December 10.20, and May, 10.20. This
enormous gain naturally attracted
heavy jealizing, and after the call
prices were depressed several points
cn the more active positions. The ac
tivity continued all morning, and fluc
fantlons were irreg-ilar and violent.
Generally speaking, the tone was firm.
From the highest point early there was
a reaction before mid-day of 25 points
on October to 11 to 17 points on the
other positions. Notwithstanding the
heavy estimates for tomorrow's re
ceipts, short covering continued in
volume, and the market regained most
of its losses with prices in the early
afternoon 25 to 35 points higher thaa
Saturday. There was some diminution
cf the activity during the afternoon,
pnd the transactions for the day broke
all previous records, nearly a million
and a half bales, according to estimate.
Th.p market was finally steady, 26 to 34
points net higher, this representing a
reaction from the best of 18 points on
October, and cf 1 to 7 points on later
positions. All the months later than
January sold at new high prices for the
Polish Countess on Trial.
Berlin, By Cable. The trial of
Countess Isabella Wesierska Kwil-
tckl, belonging to a rich and aristo
cratic Polish family, on the charge of
pretending to have borne a son over
six years ago and presenting him as
the heir to an estate at Wroblew,
province of Posen, consisting of 10,
000 acres, and having a yearly rent
roll totalling $15,000, began here Mon
day. Count Kwilecki appears at the
trial, charged with bein an accessory
to the crime.
The countess was arrested January
22 of the present year, and the count
was taken into custody August 5. Ono
midwife and two women servants
were also placed in a box as acces
Countess Kwilecki is defended by
seven leading Polish lawyers. Very
great interest is manifested in the
case here, as the accused countess and
count are well known in the higher
aristocratic circles of Berlin. She was
hern in March, 184G, married the
count in 1864, and bore him three; chil
dren, the last in 1S79. Then, the coun
tess counsel claim, the latter gave
birth to the son who is the cause ior
the present proceedings.
This son Is said to have been born
January 27, 1S97. The prosecution
claims that the latter la the son of a
peasant girl of Parcj;e m Austrian Si
lesia, who is present a.3 a witness and
as a claimant for the child.
Mrs. Brvan to Testify.
New Haven, Conn., Special.---In con
nection with the hearine of tba will of
! the late Chas. D. Bennett, which was
resumed Monaay, it is understood that
Mrs. Bryan, wife of Wm. Jennin?s
Bryan, one of the new executors, will
come to this city to testify aa to what
part she took in the drawi ig of the
will ,and also as to what o :curred at
the time. Mrs. Bryan, it has been
brought out at the hearing, drew upon
a typewriter the will whiefc. Mr. Ben
nett addressed to his wife, instructing
her concerning the $50,000 bequest to
Conference of Bishops.
Washington. Special. The bishops
of dioceses in the Southern States, who
have been attending the Pan-American
Conference of Bishops of the Episcopal
Church, conferred with a delegation of
negro rectors and laymen regarding
the question of a negro bishop in the
United States. Bishop Dudley, formerly
of Richmond, Va., who ' has devoted
much time to the race question, pre
sided. The negroes earnestly urged the
proposition for a bishop. The meeting
was executive and no statement was
given cut, one bishop stating, however,
that the solution of the question "is
a long way off."
"Washington, Special. Thirteen pris
oners, confined in the jail here, es
caped before daylight Sunday by cut
ting their way through tne brick waL
in the rear cf the building. Among
those who escaped was James White
a negro, Indicted for murder. Eight
ether prisoners were left in the jail.
There is strong evidence that friends
on the outside furnished the prisoners
with a key to unlock the cell. None
have yet been recaptured.
Dl"d of Yellow Feve-.
Cuero, Texas, Special. Robert Ben
nett, a prominent young ranchman
who returned from Mexico two weeks
ago died at his home, eleven mile3
from here. State Health Officer Tabor
pronounced the case one of yellow
fever. One other case was found on the
ranch, and It was discovered that Mrs.
Bennett had just recorered " from an
attack of the disease.
LIVE ITEMS OF NEWS.
Many Matter of General Interest la
Down la Dixie.
Many towns in North Carolina art
suffering for want of labor.
Snow fell in considerable quantities
In North Carolina last week.
One thousand negro longshoremen
struck for higher wages at Mobile.
It is reported in Norfolk that a
shooaer has been drlren ashore on the
beach at Dam Neck Mills, In a storm.
The, Western Union closed its of
fice in South Carolina towns last week
on account of excessive local taxa
The Tennessee Iron and Metal Com
pany filed a petition In -anVrnptcy
Saturday In Chattanoogaf In which Its
liabilities are scheduled at $39,316, and
its assets at IS.
A. N. Bentley, a master mechanic of
the Livingston division of the Louis
ville & Nashville, shot and killed B. N.
Roller, master of trains. The shooting
occurred in front of the court house.
The gun-boat Newport has been or
dered to visit Savannah, Ga., between
the 4th and Fth proximo to participate
in the fall fef tival and fair given under
the auspices of the residents of that
The Secretary of the Navy Moody
and Rear Admiral Francis T. Bowles
visited the Newport News ship Build
ing Company's shipyard. The Secretary
was taken aboard of the battleship
Missouri, which is tied up at one of the
ship yard piers, and expressed pleas
ure at the ship's fine performance on
her official trial. -
At The National Capital.
President Roosevelt addressed an
audience of 7,000 people on Sunday
His theme was "efficiency."
The All-American Conference of
Protestant Episcopal Bishops beggan
President Roosevelt formally called
4 he Fifty-eighth Congress to meet in
extraordinary session beginning Nov
Leopold J. Stern, of Baltimore, was
arraigned in Washington, charged
with false pretenses in filling a Post
office Department contract.
After promoting 40 clerks Pension
Commissioner Ware announced that
merit alone is the stepping-stone to
advancement in his bureau.
The Alaskan boundary award was
officially signed by a majority of the
commission in London, the Canadian
members refusing to sign it.
At The Nortb.
Four people were drowned at Port
land, Ore., Sunday.
The Dowieites had a auiet dav In
New York Sunday.
Prince Alert clipped a quarter of a
second from the world's pacing record
ior a hair mile at the Narrangansett
park. The time was 5.77t seconds.
F. O. Reinhart, of Princeton, won the
individual championship of the Inter-
Collegiate Golf Association, defeating
W. C. Chick, of Harvard, by four un
and three to play.
From Across The Sea.
The French National Assembly re
sumed its sittings.
Joseph Chamberlain made an ad
Iress at Newcastle, England, the first
since his recent attack of gout.
Premier Giuseppi Zanardelli, of
Italy, wir :d the resignations of the
entire Cabinet to King Victor Em
manuel. American residents at Puerto Prin
cipe have telegraphed United States
Minister Squires regarding the alleged
murder of an American named Mur
ray, who kept a hotel In that city,
which was reported by the local papers
as having taken place in Sunday. Ac
cording to the papers, Murray was
found dead in a cell "at police headquar
ters. In the same cell was confined a
negro who had in his possession a
knife and who was reported to be mad.
The negro question was discussed in
addresses before the American Mis
sionary Association at Cleveland.
In the hearing before Referee Stan
ley W. Dexter, witnesses testified to
the manner of fixing the value of se
curities on which Dresser & Co.
secured a big lean.
Sir Frederick Pollock, who is en a
visit to this country, is corpus profes
sor of jurisprudence at Oxford Univer
sity, and occupies a distinguished posi
tion In the English legal profession.
He has ben examiner of law at Cam
bridge, and has written many text
books, among them volumes on torts,
-contracts, partnerships and jurispru
lence and ethics. He also has written
i life of Sprinoza. Sir Frederick was
lorn in 1845 "and was educated at Eton
ihd at Trinity College, Cambridge, and
tvas called to the Bar of Lincoln's Inn.
lis grandfather was chief baron of the
Jourt of 12xcheqer. Sir Frederick ha
rtslted the United States several times.
Charles A. Conant. a former Wash
ngton newspaper correspondent, was
;ent to the' Philippines by the Secre
itj of the Treasury two years ago to
tudy the currency needs of the islands,
nd on his recommendation a distinct
oinage system was created for the
'hilippines Jby Congress. The first
hipment of the coins sent to the is
ands was Immediately called Conants.
They are even referred to by the Ma
illla newspapers as Conants without
rhe use of the quotation marks. In
Hong Kong and other nearby trading
porta the coin is called Conant
SCOT DOWN BEFOIE HAY0L
Tragic Scene Enacted In City of
Savannah. Ga, Special. Policeman
Charles A. Collins was shot down In
the ma?ora office In the city hall Fri
day afternoon by Henry C. Crt, aa
art dealer. The nhootlnc occurrtsl in
the presenc eof Mayor Myers, the su
perintendent of police, the recorder,
the chairman of the council, several
aldermen and a number of citizens.
Collins was ehot through the breaat.
and will probably die.
Policeman Collins was under inves
tigation by the mayor on charges
brought by Green. A week or ten days
ago, Collins arrested Green on the
streets aa a suspicious character. As
a matter of fact. Green is well-k-.nwn
lu the city, having betn connected with
the postofflce for a number of years.
There had been several robberies and
burglaries reported to the police. Col
lins saw a man standing or loitering
on the sidewalk In the neighborhood of
where the burglaries occurred, a be; at 2
o'clock In the morning, and arrested
him. The man proved to be Green, who
explained that he was only waiting for
a friend. The policeman refused to ac
cept the explanation, and Tocked-Grfen
up, without giving him an opportunity
to see his friends or arrange for bail.
The next morning the recorder impos
ed a fine on Green, who appealed to
the mayor and lodged complaint
against Collins. This complaint was
under investigation Fr'day afternoon.
Green had testified, and Collins was
cross-questioning him. Collins asked
a question which reflected on Green's
morality. Quick as a flash. Green pulle 1
a pistol and fired. Collins arose, and
attempted to get his pistol out of the
holster, bt't was caught by the chief
of police and restrained. Collins was
taken to a hospital, and Green was
locked up at the county jail.
Bie Industrial Collapse.
Butte, Mont., Special. By the gen
eral shut down of the Amalgamated
Copper Company properties, 13,000 to
15,000 men are directly thrown out of
employment and others will be Indi
rectly affected within a week so that
the grand total will reach 20.000. The
Great Northern will lay off a portion
of the crews heretofore hauling ore
from Butte to the Boston and Montana
Smelter at Great Falls. The Butte,
Anaconda & Pacific Railway will lay
fcff fralght crews between Butte and
Anaconda. In addition to these, num
erous other enterprises, large end
small, which relied, upon the Amalga
mated as thlr chief customer, will be
obliged to curtail. In Montana alone
approximately $1,000,000 a week is cut
oft the pay rolls.
Butte stre!ts are filled today with
7,000 miners thrown out last nleht.
Boarding house keepers, storekeepers,
etc, whom the miners owe besieged
the justices' court seeking garnishee
orders. The constables cannot serve the
papers fast enoush and the justices
clerks are working overtime filling
F. Augustus Heinze of the Montana
Ore Purchasing Company, today pub
lished a statement giving hi3 side of
the shut down. He a.iid it was a move
on the part of the Wall street specu
latohs (among them H. H. Rogers,
president of the Amalgamated Copper
Company,) to control stock manipu
lation and was not directly caused by
the injunction issued yesterday by
Judge Clancey. He also said that Judge
Clancev'a decision yesterday was In
line with the Northern Securities de
cision. Mr. Seallon. of the Anaconda Coprer
Company, said that there was no truth
in the statement that Mrj Kogers. pres
ident of the Amalgamated Copper Com
pany, ordered the shut down to affect
the stock market.
Sa:Ir at n Fire.
Norfolk, Special. The five-story
building of the Old Dominion Paper
Company, on Commercial Place, was
gutted Friday nignt and it was only by
superhuman efforts the flames were
kept within the four walls of the struc
ture. A high northeast wind threw
blazing brands for squares and seri
ously endangered the heart of the
wholesale section. The fire originated
in the fifth floor and had gained great
headway before it wa3 discovered.
About 100 sailors from the navy yard
aided the firemen and one sailor fell
from th top of a forty-foot ladder
into the outstretched arms of three of
his companions who saw him coming
and braced themselves to catch him.
He was uninjured. What portions of
the building escaped the flames were
ruined by water and the immense stock
is a total loss. The damage is estimat
ed at from $50,000 to $60,000.
Wants flerry With Justice.
Norfolk, Special In considering sev
eral cases of Chinamen charged with
living here in violation of the Gary
Exclusion act. Judge Edmund Wad
dill, of the Federal Court said that he
believes Jung Twong. an aged China
man, who has been living in this coun
try for 30 years, should not he deport
ed. He said that in going back to China
the aged man would be deported to die
In misery or be starved to death. He
believes the Federal law does not con
template either alternative, and con
tinued the case until November 3.
pending a discesslon of the case with
tie department in Washington
(lets Back Pay.
Bristol, SpecIaLIn the case of
George M. Seeley against the New
River Mining Company, of Pulasgl
county, Virginia, a jury in the Federal
Court "at Abington gave Seeley Judg
ment for $16,000. Seeley sued for this
amount, which he claimed was due
hinraa back pay for managing the
company's affairs. The company
sought to offset the clalma with a
M.X0S ON Ml STAM.
Prttldrst of 5h pbtUldlag Conns
Tcl'a Mow It Was Wrecked
N'w York. Special Lewla Nixon
ho. from naval costtmctor, became
tuIUer of warship aai ih irrMrat
of the United Statr Shibullllaj
Company, was the principal !tas at
th continuation cf the brartst rwfort
Examiner liccry D. Ollptaat aa to tb
effalrs of the drtenct corpora t let
named. He dli po; AzUh t r tal
bat In the three hour that he s oa
the Hand he meat over nu:h of tb
history of tb eorporat'on anl th
acta of the men prominent in ita hit
tory. He aaid Max Pirn cO':nd fn
Charles M. fchmab. had aerated
number of the directors for the h!p
bullding combination, and si 1 thu
the propored expenditure f t2.Ml X
for Improvements at th frtMehev
Steel Worka had been app;oe4 by thi
dtrectora over hia protect and warnlni
that the action might, in th end. iev
the main corpo.-aUca with ..at f un i
and wreck It. itr. NUv ;it l iar
titt-r tnsa epeaiif.!v wn ar;roci
he made several attempta to f-ire a
meeting of the dr: .or md th i. )lr
Schwab had fina!;y told bir.t that u
had instructed th? directors t) mnaln
away from a me .'tins.
n effort waa n? to thjx tijt
the directors el v-i at the .i;;r,tin
ef Mr. Pam had no: bet.n f toiU;!drr
but like the youn urn of the O-r.
poratlon Trust C'i?iir"Uy. of Ww Jer
sey, who served Iv tV arly lm !
the combination. h 1 bxn f1v.n hz:n
enough to quality, but Mr. Nixon nai
no personal knowbd-; of the transac
tion. Mr. Nixon testLKd tl.st by r r:lu.
tlon of the director.-'. p.is.?nl in l)..vev
br last. Mr. Pam vj given a Hilary
of $18,000 a year, whh was dated bac?:
to the preceding Se.i:v.l lb: a!s-.
testified that beside his ton -is aj -n
underwriter, and the sunn paid fr tHf
Bethlehem property. Mr. S.'Swab re
ceived a shsre of the promotion money,
part of which he gnv to Ch.rlti
Gates, of the brokerage firm cf Har
ris. Gates &. Co.
Samuel Untermeyer. for the bond
holders, endeavored tj prov by th?
witness that during bs oe?oti.itio:i
for the purchase of tt constituent
plants no one looked after the Inter
ests of the shipbuilding compat-.W-s. I ut
tbat the figures and reporM of .Torn
WT. Young, the promoter, were a ;ce pl
ed. Mr. Nixon paid that no Indepen
dent appraisement or Invest I eat
had been made, and db'liirnc 1 all p r
scnal responsibility for th ng-rtin-tion3
and financial part tf the combi
It was brought out In the testimony
of Mr. Nixcn that tb :ateir.rnts a
to the personnel of the di"ctorate had
been made fn the rrcsr.ccturi issued in
June, 1898, and that Young had taken
the ODtions in his natn. According tj
Mr. Nixon, secrecy was obssrvtd In
paying the vendors only b?caup Pro
moter Young did not wane them to
know what was being paid for each
pla-nt. There has ben mucn mystery
over the cutting of the check nlcn
to the vendors, and it is possible that
the explanation of Mr. Nlxun ulll dea
Charles Cauda was the onfy o.hcr
witness of the day. taking the stand be
fore Nixon was called. He testlfiel
that the C3r.da Manufacturing Com
pany, for which $1,100X00 in cash and
securities was pid. had a plant at
Carteret. N. J., built for the manufac
ture of car whee!s. but that at the
time of its purchase it was turning out
some experimental work in motor car
riages. It had made about 100 n.a
chines. and employed about 40 men. He
said that plant would have been use
ful In connection with some of the op
erations of the ship-building combina
tion. Charles M. Schwab and Max Pam'at
tended the hearing yesterday. They
came to be sw-orn. but remained in:er
estfd listeners to all the testimony.
They will testify later in the week.
Cotton Grorvers at Raleigh.
Raleigh. Special. A largely attend
ed meeting of North Carolina cotton
growers Is being held here. E. L.
Daughtridge. of Edgecombe; T. B.
Parker, secretary. State Chemist KI1
gore made a talk covering his observa
tions of cotton during his recent trip
through the South. There were reso
lriions Introduced providing that dis
cussion should be solely on the mat
ter of marketing cotton.
Excellent speeches were made on
this resolution by S. B. Alexander. W.
R. Cox Currie. of Cumberland; T. B.
Parker. John W. Atwater, Ashler
Home and others. '
Home, several months ago. Issued
a circular letter In regard to cotton.
showing that reports and estimated
statu tics were excessive and that the
crop was not nearly as large as they
stated It to be. This letter was large
ly published in North Carolina and
South Carolina and gave the growers
great encouragement One South Car
olina grower said it was worth half a
million dollars to that State alone. It
was shown by reports that the crop
is not nearlv so large as stated. A
committee of ten was ordered to be
appointed to confer with Harvie Jor
dan In regard to securing such abso
lute concert of action as to secure a
price of not less than 10 cents. Such
a course had the absolute approval of
the meeting. The committee will be
San Antonio Quarantined.
Houston, Texas. Special The city
of Houston and tue counties of De-
witt. Victoria. Fayette. Anuces, Bee.
Comal and Hays. Inaugurated quaran
tine against tho city of San Antonio.
This followed the cflclal report from
the State health officers that there
had been three deaths from the fever
at San Antonio. It Is stated that Fort
Sam Houston, the military post out
side the limits of San Antonio, has
!rs ween put under quarantine.
TEN LIVES ARE LOST.
Mcst Dtustrm AccUeit b ChUry
TUN ML WALLS AND 100F UMAX
5ttperfateient a4 Fare ana
strnctloa Me 14 la fio.ao
i lUliaa'a L Cwt Off te
rtln Frea tWcOder.
New York. 8?ial. Ten Uvea
loat by tb rat-ta of tat roof aai
alla of the subway tufBl at Oa
Hundred and .Matty-Flfta strC 11
urday nlcht. anl tour persoa were
Ladly Injured. All of the dead sad In
jured were workmen aai moat of taeni
Italian. Following la a list of taelr
names: Timothy Sullivan, femaaa;
Wm. Fchutte. elect rid aa; Calarppa
Barone. Staation Bran. lile Tlp
pl; fU unidentified Italian laborerm.
Injured: Juno !jule. lutaat
Vcdactio. Alpboos ArmatcHo. Juao D.
The accident was th roost diaaat
rou that taa oocurrej ta the coo l mo
tion of the a.iU-way. At the potat
where the care-In orcurred a race of
twenty men ii at work In the taa
ml. which ia about 110 feet t)ow ta
Hufua Chutt. general anprtntendeai
of the tucntl ork. Mid that two roa
vorplnc acam had appealed la tb roof
of the tunnrl dcrlng the day-work oa
funday. The prcence of thea sama.
however, waa njt believed to Indicate
any more dangeroua character of tba
rock than previously had bn encoun
tered, although It wae thought nr
eary to prop the roof with a number of
uptight timber brace.
The tunnel wae being bored by open
ing a perpendicular embrasure In Ihm
fare of the bore, and Matting the aldea
to the right and left of this embras
ure. Three blasts were arranged by tba
drillers, the hclcs Mug charged well
towafd the roof. The drillers the
withdre w and the three blaats were acl
off in rapid awcreaclon by electricity,
loosening large quantities of earth an
rock. The drillers aay that about ten
minutes laired t? allow the smoke to
clear away before Timothy Falltvaa.
the foreman, and Electrician Scnnetle
approached, the latter to ttrlng wlrea
and hang lamps to light the way. Tbey
were followed by sixteen workman.
The vanguard of tb gang had reached
the stone when a rumbling sound waa
heard. Tbo In the rear had juat tlm
to turn about and run when, with a
dcaffnlng crash, bnndreda of tone of
rock fell on the men at the face of the
boring. When tho roar had ceased the
ctiea oi Injured workmen echoed
through the tunnel. Two aefTOea. In
charge of a tram car. rained to th
o pec ins: at two Hundredth street and
ttlepl jned an alarm to police head
quatters. Bcscrtea were Immediately
ordered to the scene, while ambulances
were sent from several hospital a.
Army Appropriation. -
Washington. Special Tba annual
report of Gen. c;illeple. chief of en
gineer. United Statn army, for tba
t-ar cndd June 20. 1S01. dealing wlta
fcrtlfleatiuns and river and harbor
wotk. has been made pubMc. Geo.
Gillespie says that projects for de
fense cf 31 localities have been ap
proved and in addition defenaea of the
Oreat Lakes and St. Lawrence river
are under consideration. He adds: It
is believed that the time has coma
when it would be no longer possible
to ignore the questiem of Insular de
fenses. The Navy Department ia prop
erly Insistent that all Ita Important
coaling station should receive proper
defensive protection to keep off pre
datory attacks from possible boetlla
fleets. "The teUroast defense of th
United States are now somewhat
more than JO per cenL completed.
Twenty-five of the principal harbors
cf the United States have a aufflcieat
number cf heavy guns and mortar
mounted to permit an effectlv de
fenae agalmt naval attack, and dar
ing the past three yeara conalderabl
prtjrre?s has been made In tne la
ftallatlon of an adequate rapid nra
armament now the matter of first Im
portance.'" Consul Skinner Mart a.
Marseilles. By Cable Robert P.
Skinner, United Statea consul general
here, who is going to Abyssinia to es
tablish diplomatic relations with that
country, and to invite Emperor Mene
llk to visit the St. Louis Expedition,
left here Sunday morning, accompanied
ly Mr. Wales, his secretary, and Dr.
Pease on board the steamer Balkan for
Naples, where he will be Joined on tba
27th Inst, by Capt. O. C. Thorpe. VnlU
ed Statea Marine Corps, who goes wit
him. From Napks the Machlaa will
proceed at once for Abyssinia, " la
r-MrteA here from Abyssinia that
r.mneror Menellk feels very much flat
tered at this visit from Mr. Skinner. .
5'stdent Dlea af Fever.
Lexington. Va- Special. Percy 8.
White, of Bonham. Texas, a student
of Washington and Lee University,
died Saturday of typhoid fever. His
body will be taken borne Monday for
burial. The fever aitna tlon remains taa
same, and no new cases have develop- ,
ed alnce October H. Assistant Sur
geons Perry and Anderson, of tba
United State Marine Hospital ser
vice, are here making an Investiga
tion of the tanse of the fever.
Hampton Beach K. H-. BpeciaL
Fire that originated In tne Waahiagton
house Sunday destroyed the hotel, a
summer boarding boose, com bins tlon
studio and cafe and two small store.
The buildings were all of wood.-boll t
Inexpensively for summer occvpancy
oxly, and the total lots will sot aacbv
f . i