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0 / 75
PEACE NOW URGED
Preident Roosevelt Tesires That the
y.arrin Nations Come to Terms
CASSINI WILL .NOT ADMIT NEED
lr. a Conference at the White House
,r President Declares That Rus
sia's Military Position is Now Hope
less and That Further Fighting Can
Only Serve to Increase Japan's De
made. Washington, Special The President
l r : i v st ruc k a blow for peace In tho
fir Kn -t. In a conference at tho
Wf.iie House this afternoon with
n. mi Cassin!, the Russian ambassa-
r, UK- President expressed the earn-
r ': that Russia would forthwith
'or-l i !.' peace with Japan.
l iolongation of the war, he be
!; will not result in victory for
the Russian arms and can only render
v.mr: diflicult the drafting of a treaty
( f ji.-ace which the Czar as well as
th" Mikado can sign. The President
sjx.m-. lie said, as the friend of Rus
sia no less than of Japan, and on be
half not only of the Washington gov
ernment, but the interest of humanity.
The President informed the ambas
sador that in expressing hope for an
aily j.eare he voiced not only his
strong personal sentiments and those
if his government, but he believed
these were held by all of the powers.
His opinion was that it would be a
mistake for Russia to continue the
war. In addition to the suffering en
taii'd by the naval conflict, he did
b'-licve that Russia has anything
to will :n prolonging hostilities.
The President did not enter into de
tails, but the personal nature of the
conversation and his long acquain
tance with Count Cassini enabled him
to talk plainly regarding the decisive
character of Japan's victories. What
Japan's probable peace terms "would
e, the President was wholly unable
say, but he did not hesitate to ex
j'.r?ss the opinion that difficult as these
conditions might prove in the light
"f spch a victory as that gained in the
Korean Straits, they would increase
in severity with every day that a
state of war continued. Unless Rus
sia has substantial hope of administer
ing a decisive defeat to Japan in this
war, the President, believed it wculd
inure to the interests cf the Peters
burg government to conclude peace at
Having received no word from his
government since the annihilation of
Rojestvcnsky's fleet save the brief of
ficial dispatches telling of the engage
ment. Count Cassini was unable to do
morn than to give the President his
own personal opinions on the situa
tion. The ambassador was deeply
touched by the sincere cordiality of
his reception and the frank and friend
ly manner in which the President
spoke. He could not see, however,
that there was anything in the pres
ent situation, unfortunate as it un
fKuMedly was for his government,
which necessitated Russia's suing for
reace. As to territory, he pointed
out that China and not Russia had
been tho loser, for even Fort Arthur
was held only under lease.
On the sea Russia had nothing more
to lose, he said. It was the ambassa
dor's firm opinion that this was not
"the psychological moment" in which
to discus peace with Japan. What
ever might be the ultimate decision
of his government, he took the ground
that Russia could lose nothing by
waiting or by continuing the war on
land. There was hope yet of a vic
tory for the Russian arms, it was sug
gested, and in any event Russia had
not yet lost one foot of territory and
that there was no Russian frontier en
dangered. The ambassador pointed out that
there was not the slightest official in
timation from any source as to Ja
pan's probable peace terms, and that
these demands as stated unofficially
were "altogether impossible." If Ja
pan's terms should prove anything
I'.ke as severe as they have -been re
ported, it was the ambassador's opin
ion that Russia could advantageously
continue the war indefinitely, and
eventually win a victory on land.
That his government would so decide
he did not wish to predict, but at last
acounts the Emperor was for a con
tinuation of the war.
Count Cassini will transmit an ac
count of the conference to the Czar.
President Roosevelt was the princi
pal speaker at the unveiling of the
General Slocum statue in Brooklyn,
and in the, course of his address he
declared a strong' navy was the moral
of the Eastern war.
Memorial day was observed in many,
places, the graves of the Union dead
everywhere being decorated.
The program for the opening of the
I.-ewis and Clark Exposition from the
White House has been arranged.
the attorney who made an investiga
tion cf the disaster in the Leiter mine
in Illinois for several foreign govern
ments has made public his report,
'which scores the mine management,
and numerous suits against Leiter will
be instituted. 'v
Japan Has Free Hand.
Tokio, By Cable With the destruc
tion of Russia's naval power, interest is
returning to military operations on
land.vTogo's victory tremendously al
ters the military situation and removes
all limits of offensive -, operations
against Russia's marine provinces. It
is now possible, to effectively close Vla
divostcck, seize Sakhalin, the mouth ot
the Amur , river, Kamchatka, and any
point between the Tumen river and the
Arctic circle that Japan degljm
EXPOSITION TBIOWN OPE I
Oreat Northwestern Show Is Now
Op e n't o the Public.
Portland, Ore., Special. Amidst a
acene of festivity and splendor never
equalled in the Pacific Northwest,
with din and clamor of cheering thous
andu, accompanied by the booming of
artillery, the chiming of bells and the
blaring of bands. Portland, made
her greatest bow to the world in th
formal opening of the Lewis and Clark
centennial exposition. The event took
place under conditions presaging com
plete success to this historical com
memoration of the blazing trial to "Old
Oregon" by CaptalnMerriwether Lewis
and Wm. Clark, who, commissioned
by President Jefferson, explored tho
great Oregon country one hundred
The celebration was participated in
by the President of the United States
through his personal representative.
Charles W. Fairbanks, representatives
of the State and the House of Repre
sentatives of the National Congresa,
of the army and navy, together with
the Governors and staffs, of the States
of California, Idaho, Washington and
Oregon and multitudes of people from
far and near.
All Portland was decked in her best,
business -was suspended and the holi
day spirit was everywhere in evidence.
7 he States of Oregon, Washington
and Idaho, in which June 1st had
been declared a legal holiday in honor
of the centennial, senl thousands of
visitors. The trains of yesterday
brought the vanguards of the excut
sionists and the railroads and boat
lines entering Portland have been
taxed to their utmost. Never in the
history of Portland has this city been
called upon to care for so many peo
ple. President's Southern Trip.
Washington, Special It is announced
at - the White House that President
Roosevelt will start on his Southern
trip on the night of October 17. It is
also stated that the extraordinary ses
sion of Congress will not begin until
after the November elections.
The Southern trip will consume about
two weeks. The itinerary has not been
arranged, but the President's intention
is to visit many important cities, in
cluding Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte,
Jacksonville and perhaps Tampa, Bir
mingham, Tdskegee, Montgomery, Mo
bile, New Orleans and Little Rock, the
trip to end at Little Rock and the Pres
ident and party will return directly to
Washington. It is likely that some
other cllies will be included in the
stops made by the President. The
length of the stops at each place have
not been determined, but will be gov
erned by the necessary arrangements
to be made hereafter.
A delegation from Charlotte called on
the President recently to urge him to
spend a day in that city. lie told the
callers that so long as a stop will not
be possible, he promised to extend his,
cordial greetings to the people of
The delegation was headed by May
or McNinch and Included Daniel A.
Tompkins, R. M. Miller, Jr., B. D.
Heath, George Stephens, T. S. Franklin,
Heriot Clarkson and G. C. Huntington.
Killed on Excursion.
Goldsboro, Special. A colored excur
sion from Washington, N. C, arrived
here Friday. When near Parme'.e, two
negroes became involved in a dispute
over a woman, and one of them drew
a pistol and shot the other in the"
breast, killing him instantly. The
slayer then jumped from the train and
escaped. The remains of the dead man
were left at Parmele.
News of the Day. ' v
In a duel between two Italian armj
officers one was transfixed by a sword
and almost immediately killed.
Rt. Hon. William Court Grelly,
Speaker of the House of Commons, has
resigned owing to bad health.
The Canal Commission has been com
pelled to accept the Attorney General's
decision that the eight-hour day ap
plies to Panama.
Nicholas Biddle was a witness re
garding Mr. Loomis' connection with
the Mercador claim in Venezuela.
Chicago spent a quiet Memorial Day,
but more rioting is feared when the
sash and door factories undertake to
Tlte two officer, deposed by Mayor -Weaver
informed the latter that they
would drop injunction proceedings.
The Trick investigating committee
is expected to submit its report at tlio
meeting of the directors of the Equita
ble Life Assurance Society.
Emperor William of Germany clos
ed the Riechstag.
George E. Lorenz turned State's evi
dence in the postal conspiracy case
against William G. Crawford.
An anarchist threw a bomb at the car-
rlage in which King Alfonso and Presi
dent Loubet were returning from the
opera at Paris.
The crush of titled guests to attend
the royal wedding at Berlin is very
The President announced! that he had
selected Mr. Charles J. Bonaparte to be
Secretary of the Navy to succeed Sec
retary Paul Morton. ' '-
Congressman Mudd is striving ta
have Baltimore designated a3 a pur
chasing station (or Panama canal sup
ANTI WAR MEETING
Iissiaa Citizens Met to Protest
Aprast Further Slaughter
RIOTING NEAR THE CZAI'S PALACE
Demonstration by 5,000 Persons at a
Summer Resort N:r St. Petersburg
Is Interrupted by Police and Troops,
the People Defending Themselves
With Chairs and Sticks.
St. Petersburg, By Cable. At a great
demonstration Sunday evening in the
Povlovsk Gardens, near Tsakro-Selo,
the five thousand peJreoni! present clam
ored for a funeral march in memory
Of the Russian sailors who had lost
their lives in the naval disaster in tho
Sea of Japan. The members of the or
cestra became alarmed and fled from
the platform, when M. Novikoff. for
mer mayor of Baku, arose and said:
"Let us all by rising show respect
for the victims. Down with the war.
We have had enough of blood."
Some eighty policemen entered from
either side of the hall and elbowed
their way through the crowd towards
M. Novikoff, whereupon cries were
raised of "Let us attack the police."
Chairs were seized and hurled at the
police, the crowd being led by a col
onel with a drawn sword. The police
men fled precipitately.
Order being restored, a number of
speeches were delivered on the national
crisis. Suddenly ti e police, re-enforcei
to between 200 and 300, again invaded
the hall and rushed on the audience
with drawn swords. The people defend
ed themselves with chairs and sticks,
but after ten minutes were driven from
the hall into the garden, where there
was a battalion of soldiers, who raised
their rifles to their shoulders, prelim
inary to an order to fire, causins a
panic. The public fled toward the ex
its, and finding them closed, smashed
the doors and windows of the hall and
so gained the street. Many persons were
injured, some so seriously that they
had to be taken to a hospital.
M. Novikoff. was arrested and the
gardens were occupied by police and
Cossacks. A strong military force was
placed on the road leading from Pav
lovak to Tsarkoe-Selo and to St. Pe
tersburg and at the railway stations.
People returning to St. Petersburg
from the gardens spread accounts of
the affair, which soon became a general
Pavlovsk is 19 miles from St. Peters
burg and is a summer resort for inhabi
tants of the capital.
Called on Gov.-Gen. Wright.
Manila, By Cable. Rear Admiral En
quist, accompanied by Rear Admiral
Train and the French Consul, formal
ly called on Governor General Wright
Monday. After the usual greetings
had been exchanged, Governor Wright
"Do you wish to stay at Manila per
manently?" Rear Admiral Enquist replied:
"My ships are unseaworthy. I have
not heard from my government, and
I request time to make repairs."
Governor Wright then said that ac
cording to his construction of the neu
trality laws, the Russian vessels could
remain long enough to make neces
sary repairs, and after these were fin
ished, they must leave within twenty
four hours or dismantle and interne.
Rear Admiral Enquist requested per
mission to bring his ships behing the
breakwater for repairs. This request
was granted him, and the ships will
move Tuesday morning.
Narita Goro, Japanese, cunsul. called
on Governor Wright just before Rear
Admiral Enquist called and made in
quiry regarding the probable disposi
tion of the Russian warships. Upon
leaving, Goro met Rear Admiral En
quist in the corridor of the Governor's
residence and tendered him a profound
Rear Admiral Enquist and staff then
called upon Major General Corbin, to
whom Rear Admiral Enquist ex
pressed great gratitude for the hospital
ity and comfort afforded them and the
courtesy with which General Corbin
offered the use of the army hospitals,
together with surgeons and food for
the wounded Russian sailors. General
"Admiral, how many admirals were
there in the fight?"
"There were four of us," said the
Negro-Woman an Assassin.
Rockyford, Ga.( Special. Sunday
night Joseph Daughtry, a prominent
young farmer, was shot through the
heart while in his buggy and killed in
stantly. A negro woman (Caroline
Riddy) fired the .shot. She escaped.
This morning Paul . Jones, a negro,
was arrested as acessory to the mur
der. While Jones was being taken
to the jail at Statesboro he made an
attempt to brain the sheriff with a
brick. The sheriff was partly stunned,
but succeeded in drawing his pistol
and firing. The bullet went through
Jones' temple and he was killed in
stantly. No Longer Obstructs Navigation.
St. John, N. B., Special. Word was
recived from Edmund Stone, N. ' B.,
Sunday night that a portion of the Van
Duren Lumber Company's boom in the
3t.1 John river, where Canadian and
American lumbermen became involved
in a clash a week ago, has teen taken
up and swung in along the Canadian
shore, allowing a free passage up and
down the river. It is said that the Van
Duren Company will anchor the boon
so that navigation of the river will net
be obstructed. '
:. Y Conference ; of Reforms.
Tangier, By Cable. Mohammed El
Torree, the Foreign Minister, on be
half of the Sultan, has invited the rep
resentative of the powers to ask for
an international conference, at Tangier
tor the purpose of discussing reforms
in Morocco. The members of the dip
lomatic corps have communicated with
their respective governments request
ing instructions in the premises.
CAROLINA, THURSDAY. .1 UNE 8. 1905.
C0T1 (IN CtOP LETTEt
Messrs. Klutnpp eft Co. laaue Tbelr
The following cotton crop letter is
furhithed by Messrs. W. r. Klumpp
Th? weather conditions th past
fortnight have continued unfavorable,
and private advices with few excep
tions report the crop to be very back
ward, compared with last season, far
mers Wing unable to vork the fields
on account of the protracted raids. In
the eastern belt, the plant li making
better progress than in the central and
western belt, but as a rule over the
entire region the crop is doing poorly,
especially in Alabama. Mississippi and
Louisiana, where the plant la badly in
the grass, and in .Texas and Arkansas,
where the outlook io many sections
is very discouraging, farmers having
been unable to finish planting, and
some fields beinfc abandoned on ac
count of wet weather.
The crop is about two weeks later
than usual, and considering the reduc
tion in acreage, of about 15., as per
our crop letter of the thirteenth ult.,
the weather conditions of the next
thirty days are of greatest importance,
as they will throw more light on the
chances for a crop In keeping with
Weather conditions will continue to
govern prices for some time to come.
Memorial Exercises at Trinity College
Trinity College, Special. Trinity
College commencement began Sunday
morning with services in Craven Me
morial Hall in memory of the late Mr
Washington Duke, the benefactor ci
the institution, these services taking
the place of the regular baccalaureate
sermon. More than 1.300 students and
representative people of Durham as
sembled in the large hall to hear and
attend the services, which were con
ducted by Dr. J. C. Kilgo, president
of the college. An appropriate musi
cal programme was rendered on a
magnificent scale by a splendid choir
of 25 voices, under the leadership of
Mr. A. S- Cheek. On account of the
occasion services in the Methodist
churches uptown were suspended, the
ministers and their congregations
uniting in the services here. The
graduating class attended in a body,
and the remarks of Dr. Kilgo were
addressed particularly to them. The
address of Dr. Kilgo was a masterful
one. Before the address of the prin
cipal speaker, Dr. W. P. Few, dean
of the faculty, read an appreciation
from that body of the work of Mr.
Big Building Destroyed.
Milwaukee, Wis., Special. The Mil
waukee Exposition Building, occupy
ing a city block, was destroyed by
fire Sunday evening. The loss is
$300,000; insurance $75,000. The
building was in the block bounded by
Fifth and Sixth streets, running north
and south, and by Cedar and State
streets, running east and west. The
fire is supposed to have been started
from an electric light wire. he
blaze originated in the northwest por
tion of the gallery, just at the time
the National Skat Congress completed
its afternoon session. At the time
the flames broke out there were over
7,500 persons in the building, but all
got out in safety.
To Rejair Ships at Manila.
Manila, By Cable. The naval board
which has examined into the condi
tion of the Russian warships here re
ports that the Oleg will-require sixty
days, the Aurora thirty days and the
Jemtchug seven days to effect repairs.
Admiral Enquist las requested per
mission to repair here, saying that he
would be unable to sail except in a
smooth sea, on account of his vessels
needing patching near the water line.
The Japanese consul at Manila called
on Governor Wright twice Sunday to
make inquiries regarding the disposi
tion of the Russian vessels.
Kill-d by Train.
Harrisburg, Pa., Special. John Tit
tle, a farmer ageci 55 years, and his
son. James', aged 17 years, were instant
ly killed, and his daughter, Bertha,
aged 13 years, was fatally Injured by
being struck by an express train on
the bridge on the Pennsylvania rail
road between Mexico and Port Royal
Sunday. Tittle an! his children were
on their way home from Sunday 6chool
at Port Royal.
Boat in Distress.
Shanghai, By Cable. A Russian tor
pedo beat which was towed in here
Sunday reports that "she had been
drifting for six days with 180 men on
board and water sufficient for only
one day left and with very little food.
The vessel was damaged forward.
The crew has already been transferred
to the Russian transport interned at
Tono Visits Rojestvensky.
Tokio, By Cable. Vice Admiral To
lo visited Vice Admiral Rojestvensky
at the naval hospital at Sasebo Satur
day and expressed his sympathy for
the Admiral's wounds. He praised
the courageous fisht of the Russians
and expressed tbe hope that Vice Ad
miral Rojestvensky would coon be
able to return to Russia. Rojestven
sky was deeply moved by the admir
al's words, and thanked him. He con
gratulated Japan cn the courage and
patriotism of her sailors, and said it
lessened his regret and the sorrow of
defeat to know the high character of
$200,000 Loss by Lightning.
Chicago, Special. During a thuderr.
storm Sunday, three churches were
struck by lightning and two of them
were destroyed. Several other build
ings were 'struck and damaged. The
total loss is,200,000. The two churches
destroyed 'were Unity church in Oak
Parky-and Sacramento Avenue Metho
dist Episcopal church. North Engle
v. ood Congregational church was dam
aged. The churches were empty,
ASSAULT ON KlNG
Spall's Yoanf Monarch 'Object cf
BobM brewer's Attack
PRESIDENT AND KING BOTH ESCAIE
As M. Loubet and Alphonso XIII Left
an Opera After Midnight This Morn
ing an Anarchist Thrtw a Bomb at
- the Royal Carriage With No Other
Result Than to Injure Several By
standers. Paris, By Cable. As tbe King of
Spain accompanied by President Lou
bet, drove away from a gala perfor
mance of the opera after midnight an
anarchist threw a bomb in the direc
tion of the royal carriage. The pro
Jectlle struck a soldier belonging to
the cuirassier escort, on the shoulder,
and then fell to the ground and explod
ed without Injuring his majesty or the
President, who continued their drive
to the Palais d'Orsay.
Several soldiers of the escort were
thrown from their horses and injured,
whilst fragments of the bomb struck
a number of persons in the crowd.
King Alfonso and President Loubet
had been cheered along the entire
route to the opera by enthusiastic
crowds, the young monarch having
completely gained the hearts of the
Parisians since his arrival here.
The performance went without a
hitch. His majesty chattered gaily
with President Ixnibet during the in
termissions, and at the close of the
performance the orchestra again play
ed the national hymns of the two coun
tries, and the King and President
arose to leave.
They proceeded down the grand
staircase and arrived at the gaily il
luminated and decorated Place de
TOpera, where the royal carriage
awaited them. The King and Presi
dent took seats side by side and the
vehicle started off surrounded by sev
eral squadrens of cuirassiers towards
the Avenue Opera,
The procession arrived at the end
of the Avenue de l'Opera and crossed
the Place Theatre Francias, jwhere
were assembled at least 1,500 persons
in the Rue de Rohan, a short street
forming practically a continuation of
the Avenue de l'Opera, right opposite
the arched gateway of the Louvre lead
ing to the Place Caroussel. There,
just a few yards before reaching tho
Rue Rivoli, a man sprang forward witb
his arm raised in the air-and before
the cordon of police could prevent
him, without uttering a word, he threw
a projectile in the direction of the
royal carriage. The police immediate
ly rushed toward him. At that mo
ment a deafening explosion occurred.
Cries from the crowd were heard and
a scene of intense excitement began,
the crowd surging to and fro. Soldiers
were seen to fall, but as the flash
from the bomb died out it was ob
served that the king and the president
had not been struck, and their carri
age proceeded on its way.
A large number of arrests have been
made, including the person who is be
lieved to have thrown the bomb, and
three persons suspected of complicity
in the plot, as the latter were seen
under the archway at the Louvre with
a destructive engine a few minutes
before the explosion occurred.
The bomb had been thrown with
too great force and passed over the
royal carriage and struck the shoulder
of a cuirassier and then fell to the
ground, where it exploded, fragments
of it striking the horses of the sol
diers, causing them to bolt and throw
their riders. Captain Schneider, who
wa3 riding at the right side of the
carriage, and Captain Gamier, who
was on the left, were both killed.
Fragments of the bomb also struck
five persons-a sergeant, two police
men, a woman, who wa3 seriously in
jured, and a child, who was struck In
the eye. One horse of the escort was
killed outright, and six others lay
about maimed and bleeding.
Atlanta, Ga., Special. Georgia's cot
ton acreage has been reduced 13 per
cent as compared with last year, and
there has been a reduction of a little
more than 14 per cent in the amount
of fertilizer used under cotton, according-
to tbe official report of State Com
missioner of Agriculture S. O. Stevens,
issued Wednesday. The estimate is
based on reports from correspondents
in all parts of tbe State.
Cotton Needs Cultivation.
Washington, Special. The weekly
crop report of the Weather Bureau
"Throughout nearly the whole cf the
cotton belt cotton is. much in need of
cultivation, and reports af abandoned
fields are received from the Carolinas.
Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana.
Good stands are generally reported,
but much planting remains to be done
in northern Texas, ; and planting 1?
unfinished in Arkansas. In southern
Texas and in portions of tise centra!
and eastern districts the situation is
improved, and the crop is doing well
in localities. Squares are now form
ing in the southern portion of the
central and eastern districts.
A New Connection.
New York, Special. The surface
lines in this city are operated by tbe
Metropolitan Street Railway Company,
which was controlled by the late Wm.
C. Whitney and his associates. This
company plans to build an extensive
sub-way system In competition with
the Inter-borough Rapid Transit Com
pany, which, operates the existing sub
way and the Manhattan elevated lines.
rrtT'CA,0LI!W lop ltlum
Departma-ftt Qtacrvt r,
Tberff I !nrrajr!&f 4trritr q ih
rendition of crops r-trtM frm
arku ctk.o of .Nth Cn!i3A.
but. . ml., th wt!ur mrr
favorab? for farm or or a Urr
portion of th 8tal than f r tM-trrai
wek. Still rain urtwmM c the T,
SO a4 31 of May la nsaay crtnfi
counti?. wbich kept the U very rt
and ctmtlnu! to Interrupt farm
A nurobr,f trjr -t-r? ! ! n rtn
with high winds and bail dmcM
crops in several countirs cm May 31.
ehifly in Halifax,. amp-on. Martin
and Cravtn counties ta the f a J-tn
district, Scotland, Jotniwi. Vancr.
Guilford." and Harnnt In the ctstri
district, and only Surry and ireirit tn
the wt. Over nearly ail tbo writrra
half of tbe Stat-, an well a taott of
the northern and northeastern cuo
ties, the meek wag dry and favoraM
for work, which progresned TimruuJy.
Many if not most of the field fckh
fcave been foul for scleral ekR wer
given a thorough cultivation, and
iops placed in cooi condition, tin
the other hand the temperature ron
ditloun have not bevn frvorahiv for
the rapid growth of tithm.
While the average temjw ratt:rc vi
or.ly Hllghtly below normal. th night
1:j.vo Iw-en quite cool, and unfsv;ab
for both cotton and corn. The day
Umpvraturen, while not very IsiKh.
in connection with more abundant mi;
thine were more favorable. The ct!
est days occurred from the 1M to the
4i h oi Jun?.
Cotton is doing fairly we'.l v, her it
has b,-eu kept cultivated; the xtand
remain good, but growth has !een
slow on account of tho,abve of
stimulating high temperatures; in the
majority of counties where the rop
is uncultivated and graspy. and much
of it not yet chopped to stands, tho
condition is poor; never tiieu the
condition of cotton its toich that a rat
id recovery would probably ecur with
warmer, dry weather. Corn in al.-o
improving slowly in growth, but in
many counties where originally ex
cellent stands had been penired, the
stands are now reported im gu'ar arid
poor on account of tiic raar,-H of cut
and bud worms; some farmer p are
hilling corn in the southern irtion;
the planting of lowlands could be fin
ished with a week or ten days of dry
weather. Peanuts are doing well;
early planted are being chopM-l to
stands, late planted are coming up
slowly. Wheat, oats and rye aie rip
ening rapidly, cutting has begun, nnd
the harvest will be general in a week
or so. While in the west reports con
cerning these crops continue favora
ble, in the central portiou wheat Is
said to have suffered considerable in
jury by excessive moisture, which has
caused the plants in ina:iy field to
fall to the ground before- ripening;
rust is also reported in many couatlet,
but attacked tbe crop too late to do
material damage. Irish potatoes are
giving a poor yield In the eastern por
tion of the State where digging Is un
der way, but are reported in good con
dition in the west. Sweet potatoes
have all been transplanted and are
doing well. Garden vegetables arc
generally fine. The prospect for ap
ples has diminished on account of
blight. Hay making has commenced
with indications for a large and ex
Order to Sons of Veterans.
The following General Order No. 2
has been issued from the headquarters
of the North Carolina Division. Depart
ment of the Army of Northern Virgin
ia. United Sons of Confederate Veter:
ans, Fayetteville. N. C. June I'j'ir,.
"GKNKRAL ORDKR NO. 2."
"It is earnestly hoped that ihe
young men of North Carolina, repre
senting the United Sons of Confeder
ate Veterans in this division, will see
to it thar the order is duly represented
at the annual meeting in louisville.
on June 14-16. 190a, the time eer by
our fathers, the veterans, for the next
"This order exists to perperuate
memories of a patriotism end devotion
to duty, in which cur State stands fec
ond to none. It is with regret, there
fore, that we have to acknowledge a
sad lack of interest on the part of the
young men In this division, an com
pared with others about us.
"The safety of our country depends
largely upon our young men, native
Americans, with patriotism and pre
paredness; and recent world-events
impress this the more upon us: and
we know of no better way to inspire
our young men than to have them
preserve in memory the unsullied rec
ord of our veteran fathers.
"We therefore earnestly hope to
6ee the division well represented.
"By order of
E. R. MacKKTf f..V,
"Commander N. C. Division
-u. S. c. V.
J. A. MacARTHUR, Adjutant."
Shot Eacaprd Prisoner.
Winston-Salem. Special. James Gal
loway, colored, who was s?nt2n;&J to
the county roads last week for larcr..
attempted to make his e.vape Moa lay
and was shot by one o! the guards,
Mr. Robert Shore. Nineteen snot took
effect in the negro s back and his rgbt
side and his condition is regarded as
serious- Galloway, when cs:ed hy
he attempted to escape, repl'.ei iht
he did not know, except that be nr. 3
decided that road work did not agree
with him. His term was four months
for larceny and one month for attm;t
ing to break out oZ jail.
Will Contest Ltasf.
Goldsboro, Special. At a meeting c!
magistrate1 here. resolutions were
adopted ' authorizing the County com
missioners to take steps to contest the
fease of the Atlantic & North Carolina
Company on grounds of non-fulfillnuent
of contract in their refusal to reduce
rates. C. T. Foy is credited with being
instigator of the movement and It Is
expected that the old warfare of the
(eaae question baa broken out again.
STRIKE CHIEF JAILED
leader of Ckkap 5ifii leisslai
- hlcfl to fri)3
WAS LAU! IIUASID Q
Pridftt &Ha. rf t Tf
Union Togethtr Witi Pra4tM
MacGte. cf Trwtk Drv'e U
ion. is .'ktn Into Cuitftdr p !
dictmtntu Char$ig Cnptra,y.
Cblcajru.. jtprvla! Vtr4ic V.
president trf tb ttitrfftsO ml tfher.
hood of TfatrMer. a4 3-1r ia th
Strike hlch hi it:ri in i'hi c
for tb lat lo month. arrta'!
and taken t jail Maji cuts! With
hlra on the Jourr.-y fr to th tn
which he wat arrrirl to tbe is f
the ahrriff. and Xhrn in th jail.
Hugh Mac. psetl 'rat f tbe Tf u k
Drivers' I'nloa lk:n stn ttr tki
Into cuMody cm rapUara u. ! '3 to
dictnjenta chsrRtcjt them Uh pr
acy, hlh wer vitft! by br rant
Jury that 4urnr IjmI Saturday
eight. When arr-tc-!. Sh- bt Ma
temper completely and dn'4Uid th
sheriff and all hi rW iu emphatic
language. He toll by the nhrrttt
that be would i' jv-a all nptry
time to procu:" toni.rrn. but lHat
be would ! taken to j-i.l at en-e in
1cm he moderated hi tiat;iier of talk
ing. Shea attain broke into violent lan
guage, and the nheijfT, turning to lVpu
tie llonan and WiUou. u--miun I'd
them to take Shej to jail Immediately.
Shea aw that he had gone IM, f4r,
and attempted to something to the
sheriff but the d pollen ik him qubk
ly into hall and from theje to tbei
ftreet, where tbey haitet a cb and
convejed him to Jail. President Mae-Ge-e
followed in another ran, and in a
few mlnute-H the nun were lnl 1 the
Jail. Hoth were pcarchel. ariordlna: to
the usual rut torn, by Jailer Whitman
and we.e hen taken to cell and lock
ed n u.
After beir.K n jiifonr for a little
more than two !oirH, both Hhea and
MarGrc were re-leaned, their attorneys
having proeurod bonds, which were ap
proved by Judse Tulhlll.
Vcstels Must Leave Manila.
Washington, Special. Admiral En
quist will not lie allowed t repair his
ships at Mliiila. This Government baa
decided that c the injuries to the ves
sels were not canned by either rea or
storm they will le obliged to refiiae
permission f,.r the vervds to b re
Secretary Taft abled th following
instructions to Governor Wright, at
lianlla. regarding the ahlpn:
"Time i annot 1 e given for the replr
or injuries received in battle. There
for the vessel cann't be repalrM un
less Interned until the end ef hontlll
ties." Admiral Train baa Wn Instructed
accordingly. It is stated by Secretary
Taft that if the Russian ve! a reed
to leave Manil.i in their prene-nt condi
tion tbey were welrcme to 0o no. but
as it did not arpar lbt they bad suf
fered from rttiy dami," cautjed by Rea
or Kterrn. tfcM .fvernment waa
obliged to take Hie position al-oie out
lined. The Prenlle-?ii leeid'n regarding
the difj;oslil"n ef the Russian vewls
at Manila, that tl.ey rhall Interne or
put to ea. If, It In aaid fcere. in accordance-
with the bcft naval opinion,
and is In pursuit cf the poiley of ectrtct
neutrality followed by the Wajthinsjton
government from the beginning of th
war. It is ppecially declared that '
there Is no Intention to show the
slightest favoritism in the matter, and
everything possible will be done for .
tbe comfort cf tbe wounded Russians.
The ships, when Interned, will of
ccurse fx allowed t be put in habit
able conditiejn. and audi repairs as
are necessary to k-ep tbem afloat will
More Headed For Manila.
HoaKkonjc. ly Cable. Tbe steamer
Zaflrio, which baa arrived here from
Manila, reports having sighted a Rus
sian volunteer fleet fcteamer, two sup
pccd torpedo boats and a three tun
neled cruiser, acetmpanied by a deeply-laden
trOfport. Monday morning,
in latitude 23 north ant longitode
115.23 eat. Tbe vcswla were ateerlnf
Matter Rests With Enquist.
St. Petersburg. By Cable. Both "tb
Foreign OKce and the Admiralty say
tbe decision whether to disarm the
three Russian c miners atManila or
effect renairs there and endeavor to
rtsch a 3 is lan port, ai left In Ad
miral's EneiuiKt's bands, to determine
according tj bis be?at Judgment. Lit
tle d'jubt wan' felt that the cruisers
would be Interned until the end of
tbe war, as before tbe repairs wbico
Enqv.ist cables are Imperative could
he eff&r-tel. a Jatanese - Kaaadron
i won.'d be off Corregidor Island, wait-
. t a
irs "o capture or .sins mem. ,
j Funda For Kentucy College.
! Frankfort. Ky., SpeiaL Governor
Beckham receiveM from Hon. Wtu. J.
Bryan, of Nebraska, a ebejck for $100
to be paid to the Kentucky Agricuk.
tural r.nd Mechanical and Industrial
College, and invested. The annual
proceeds are to purchase a prize for
the best essay discussing the princi
ples of free government. The money
Is part of a fund of $10,000 left to Mr.
Bryan as trustee by. the late PhJlo
Sheridan Bennett, of Connecticut, to
be distributed among 25, collegia. '