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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 20. ia07.
A.'-J? A N O
TAR HEEL. TOPICS
Items Gathered from AH Sections of the State $
Elizabeth College Opens.
f'LaiMtp, Special. The
a:..! h .ii Mings at Elizabeth College
?: lifcver more attractive and in-
. t rw I v
.-;r: man on inursuay morning . -v.
.h marked the beginning of the ,n "e
t - -: ? J i .'lnnnal session. The occasion ln? 'me of railway through Abbeville
v marked with public exercises thai and this section said that everything
f re well attended. In addition to looked favorably; that from informa
' c presence of the large student tin at hand he believed the aid bondi
b'ny, the largest in the history of the wouIdJe voted without any trouble
xl o'oT arid & numbering two hundred, ad that in such an event the new
Vy' .VUrViany visitors from Char- ral was assured. Mr. Sawyer and
li ttc and elsewhere present tbeso those who have labored with hira are
f "' il ls of the college being composed greatly encouraged over the man
f ? members of various denominations ner in' which the people have taken to
many of them being patrons of the proposition and is satisfied that
tie school. The exercises began at before the close of this year work on
10 o'clock with the singing of a hymn the new railroad to Knoxville and
; v. i;. K. Bornar, D. I)!, pastor of through Ashevilic will be undertaken.
I'ritchard Memoral Baptist church Influential members of both political
t'.en led the opening prayer. Hov. parties in this city and county are
H. K. T.oyer pastor of Tryon Street lending their influence to the bond is
M' thf'iit church delivered the lead- snc proposition nnd thus far no ep
i'i' address and was introduced by position whatever has developed.
K v. Charles B. King, president of the
college who in his remarks stated that
it was the custom of the college upon
eaeh opening occasion to secure some
distinguished gentleman to deliver an
address and that he felt the institu
tion was fortunate in securing Mr.
IJoyer as the speaker at this time.
Was Pursued by Big Bear.
Washington, N. C. Special. Mr.
Innie Wollard of Nicbolsonville a
residential suburb of this city has
quite an exciting story to tell about an
adventure that he had with a large
hear in a swamp about two miles from
tins city several daj-s ago. According a the first the selections are deter
to Mr. Wollard 's version he was pass- mind alphabetically or arbitrarily, as
ing this swamp late one afternoon and no class standing has been established.
wa attracted by the movement of These are T. S. Flinn, K. P. Foreman,
M-me large animal in the thicket. Up- w- - Morris. W. L. -Morris, W. D.
mi investigation he found it to be a Wolfe and 0. F. Worth,
large bear, which started after him. :
Mr. Wollard immediately retreated Money Stolen From Newly Laid Cr-
af'ter firing both barrels of his pun at
bruin, which caused the bear to change
his course decidedly, though only
wounding him slightly. Farmers from
the counties adjoining this report,
bears to be unusually numerous in the
swamps and thickets and say they are
tting depredations- on the farms
small extent. '
Alamance Men Don't Appear.
Asheville, Special. The promised stone. Wednesday he noticed that a
interesting hearing before Judge Pin- brick was out of place and investi
chard of the railway rate case of the gating found that the money had been
Southern Kail way Company against taken and the papers thrown away.
Counselor Jacob A. Long and four of The church people, were very much
his clients of Alamance county did incensed over the blasphemous per
not materialize. There wasn't any forma nee.
hearing. The counselor and his cli-,
outs did not put in an appearance and Comparative Cotton Receipts.
Judge Pritchard simply signed an or-. -t , . . .
der continuing the injunction restrain- Mooresville, Special. The cotton
ing the Alamance gentlemen from rcceiPts at Mooresville for the fiscal
prosecuting in the Superior Court, of -year edlS August 31st, 1907, were
Alamance county their suits against
the North Carolina Railroad Company
ami the Southern Railway for penal
ties for violation of the State 2 1-4
t ent passenger rate law.
White Man Assaults Widow.
w, i J f SPGC1 aI; for 13 cents. Receipts for this sea-
vas received here of a most outrage- S(m t same d
ous criminal assault made upon Mrs. ,i fi i i . . 7c
iij. , . , , -j ... and to same date last year were 45
Harder a respectable widow residing j,aes
near Campbell, Stokes county. Mon- '
day by Sam Shelton, Jr. The particn-' x,. i t,iii
lan; of the affair could not be learned Fire 1D Htel IrdeU
beyond the fact that a warrant had Statesville, Special. Hotel Iredell
been sworn out for the arrest of Shel the leading hotel in Statesville came
ton on the charge of criminaf assault. near having a serious fire early Thurs
The warrant was taken out before day morning. Had it not been for
Justice of the Peace J. A. Fagg, of the early discovery of the fire by Pro
Danbury. It is stated that Shelton prietor E. G. Gilmer and the prompt
fied immediately after the crime and an fnrick. work of the firemen the
is possibly in hiding in Virginia. He buildiilj? Wotild have been badly dam
is about 40 years old and had pre ae(i i not destroyed. The damage
viously borne a good reputation. He as is wiH ony be a few hundred
is a son of Mr. Samuel M. Shelton. ! dollars.
Salisbury Working Hard.
Salisbury, Special. At a called
meeting of the merchant's association
t here was a protracted and a business
ike discussion of the proposition to
Imng the railroad terminus to Salis-
bnrv. The Evening Post has made vi-
mous editorial appeal to the people of
Salisbury to get busy and do all pos-
fr, r.-o- th n,nnirtvnno f u
Southern 490. or more to the town.
Considering Tax Case.
Raleigh, Special. A most irnpor-
A n '
tni case is DemS argued m tne bu-
lin conntv nnd in , " t.h
tion whether or not counties are re-
- u 1. u M. V. liv V VW LA VIVO H A. V -
quired to levy sufficient special tax-
es tor schools to keep the latter open
at least four months each year , and
tnus comply with the constitutional
requirements to the lettar effect. The
decision in the lower court was a-
irainst the State, which contends for
the tax. The only decision by thq
NlirrA rt i 21.. X J... .
ago, was adverse to the State's con
Mail 0mir Shot At.
Mount Airy, Special. 89 Purrusj
of thia city thot at 0. Y. Nichols :
Thursday nitcht Just before 3 o'clock'
firing into the rear end of the mail
?,S thZ ?iot IW mul? Nif,bJ
sis was driving. Nichols carries tbe
mail from tbe trains to the postofficc.
iwrus was promptly arrested. Re
port says " there is a woman in the
ease." Your correspondent cannot!
vouch tor this part of the itory.
Looks Favorable For Eoad.
Asheville, Secial.--C. Sawyer ,of
(thc Ashevilic Retail Merchants' As
; sociation who has taken an active part
e proposition to build a compel-
Class Monitors Named.
Davidson, Special. The following
announcements were made by the
president at chapel as to class moni
tors. In t lie senior class Messrs. II.
L. Moore, W. Pratt and L. H. Seolt
' made precisely the same grade, 09.20.
I The decision by lot was in favor of
Pratt and Scott. In the junior class
the four men are II. A. Query. R. I).
Dodcre, P. W. Dodge and J. J. Murray.
In the sophomore class the men are
II. N. Alexander, .7. K. Hay. S. O.
Fleming. J. M. Harden, F. I). Thomas,
J. It. White. In the freshman class
ner Stone of Church.
Salisbury, Special. Some one
knowirlg that in the corner-stone of
the new colored St. John's Lutheran
church there was deposited 7 crawl
eel under the church between Sunday
?nd Wednesday morning and took all
Dut 34 cents, Rev. Dr. W. II. Lash
; lieltl dedicatory services Sunday
pressive memorial it was, too and
the money was put in the corncr-
4,S28 bales compared with 5,499 for
the year ending August 31st, 1906.
The first bale of cotton sold on this
market last year was brought in by
Mr. C. L. Walters on September 11th
! and sold for 9 1-2 cents. The first
bale this year was brought in one day
Hospital for Gastonia.
Gastonia, Special. That Gastonia
is soon to have a hospital now looks
assured. Those interested in secured
necarv st6ek have suct,eeded in
. .necesai? ,f t0 , , sucteeded IU
raising $12,400, and a charter has been
aPPhed for. A site of two acres has
been donated and as.soon as the char-
ter is received a building committee
will draw plans for the hospital.
Child Sues Southern for $10,000...
Charlotte, Special. Suit for $10,-
000 damages was brought against the
Southern Railway by the representa
ves ot Willie bliarp, t&e u-year-oia
boy who suffered the loss of a foot
several months ago on account of an
accidcnt at thc Smith 8treet crossing
XI A. T, .
Wlth the Southern. It seems that the
boy was trying to climb over between
thc box cars Ayhen ft sudden start
tijiew ujm uuder oue Gf the cars.
v . ;.. .. T
& Mene w attorneys for
j the plaintiffs.
Merchant Sued for Slander.
Durham, Special. H. Kroger fcaa
instituted suit against SI. Haskea for
damasres in the sum of $50 on account
of slander and defamation of charac-
t. It is charged by Kruger that he
B- tr , Ti
was working for -Haskell-,' having
charge of a" store at Cary, and that
Haskell openly charged that he stole
$300. The case promises to be one of
j mof? "a3 9fway meres.
A UASIAKULY UttD
attempt Made to Wreck a Patsenzer
Charlotte, Secial. A timely di
:;ovcry prevented what might ha'
resulted in a disastrous wreck Suu
Jay night about 9 o'clock, a frcijrht
train crew on the Southern finding
that the switch at the junction bad
been tampered with, the plates bro
ken and bolts badly disconnected.
The freight crew had gone down the
main line to clear the track for pas
senger train No. X, houthbouud,
meaning to push their train on the
hiding when they made the discovery
and saw three men running at full
speed away from the scene. The pa.-
renger train was then due, but a run
ner was sent up the track far enough
to stop the fast train thatyvas pulling
close to the peril.
Negro Shoots Hi3 Sweetheart.
Greensboro, Special. Sunday night
in "Frogtown," one of the negro sub
urbs of the city, Ralph Tucky, a ne
gro dishwasher in the Hotel Hnf
tine, shot five times at a negro wo
man by the name of Minnie Crin
shaw, one of the bullets entering her
left breast and the other the muscle
of her arm, the former inflicting a
wound which may result fatally . She
was removed to the hospital and a
message from there stated that she
was doing as well as could be expect
ed, though her condition was very
serious. The etwo negroes were sweet
hearts, but recently had a falling out.
Luekey went around last night to
have a reckoning with his fiance, but
when she would come out no further
than the door and would not allow
her suitor to come in or to speak to
her, Luckey whipped out his pistol
and began firing as stated above. The
woman wa3 hit while standing in the
door but she at once started to run
around the house, Luckey firing at
her as she retreated. Luckey ran at
once and has not been heard of since.
though the police officers are trying
hard to locate him.
Woman Stabbed by Her Husband.
Salisbury, Special. Henry Ander
son spent the day in jail Sunday and
his wife hovered about the gates or
death, resulting from a stab she re
ceived from Anderson about midnight
Saturday night. Anderson is a ma
chinist and spends his time every
where. He came here several days
ago from Columbia, S. C, saying then
he was in search of his wife who had
left him. Though strongly of the be
lief that she had treated him bad
ly he said he was going to take her
back with him. What occurred Sat
urday night to provoke the assault
does not appear. Anderson says he
was crazed by morphine and stabbed
his Avife with a butcher knife and the
wound was a most vicious one. He
will remain in jail until there is a
change for the better. The prisoner
is minus a hand which he lost in an
accident in the Columbia shops. He
figured in a fight here in the spring
which almost laid liim out.
Tries to End Life.
Charlotte, Special. Mr. W. N.
Mullen, well known in the city and
throughout the county, made an at
tempt to end his life about 4 o'clock
Monday by stabbing himself with a
large- carving knife. Arising at this
hour he awakened his wife telling her
that be w-as going downstairs. Sus
pecting that he was going to make
such an attempt Mrs. Mullen followed
him within a few minutes but by the
time she reached the sitting room her
husband was lying on the floor with
the blood flowing from a wound near
his heart. Other members of the fam
ily were notified and Mr. Mullen was
hastily taken to the Presbyterian Hos
pital where he remains in fair condi
tion. The attending physicians hoid
out the hope that he will survive the
wound which he inflicted. Fortunate
ly the knife stopped before it reach
ed the heart.
Storm Seriously Damages Cotton.
Charlotte, Special Farmers in the
city Sunday report great damage to
cotton by the storm which passed
over this section Sunday night as a
reminder that the equinox was at
hand. They say that fully ten per
cent, of the cotton that w?as open in
the bolls has been torn from the stalk
and strewn along the around. Aside
from this, which represents the great
est amount of the damage wrought
the cotton which held out against the
stronsr wind is badly stainerd and
, I ' u- m J . m, u w -
' therefore depreciated in value. Corn
was blown down, but the damage to
this crop is comparable with that
which cotton sustained. This comes
as a heavy loss to the farmers large
ly in view of the fact that at least
half of the cotton was open in many
sections. The storm and rain seem to
have been general beginning shortly
after dark Sunday night and cqntinu
ing until 9 o'clock Mqnday morning.
To Bore Oil in Watauga Count?.
Winston?Salem, SpeeiaJ. A report
cornea from Watauga county that tho
machinery is being hauled in to bore
far oil in that county 14 miles wst of
Boone on the lands of Mr. N. L. Mat.
Mr. Mast, on whose property tLis
Northern company is to do boring
owns a considerable amount of prop
erty in -Watauga including about 600
acres o fland besides mercantile bus
inesses and is president of the bank
GIRL NEARLY DEAD
found in Pitiful CcnUtion end
Bereft of Reason
FOUL PLAY IN CASE SUSPECTED
People of Camden County, Haring
Heard For Ten Days Strange
Sound Eesemblin; the Cry of a
Panther, Institute Search and Find
Young Lady in a Heart-Bending
Elizabeth City, N. C, Special.
News from Camden county has just
been received in this city of the find
ing Sunday in the section of that
county known as Thorough fa re Is
land" of a young white woman who
on account of starvatictl and expos
ure is now in a most pitable plight,
having so lost her mind that she L
unable to either talk or make her
identity known. The story of her
finding was brought to this place oy
a reliable person who had been in
that county and is as follows:
During the past several days the
person residing near this island have
been heaiiug a peculiar cry which re
sembled that of a panther more thai'
a human, and on Sunday a party
started out to investigate. Armed
with guns and axes, the men searched
the entire territory, which is about
six acres in size, but nothing was seen
of the "thing" which had been mak
ing the peculiar noise.
About this time some one suggest
ed to set up a yell, which suggestion
was acted upoa ; and in a few sec
onds a response was heard in the dis
tance. The men then divided them
selves so as to form a circle and
the spot from which the noise came
was closed in, preparing to fire upon
the object, which all 'hands thollglii
to be a panther. The men dashed
u)on the poor demented creature ly
ing prone upon the ground, with only
a scanty supply of clothing. An at
tempt was made to hold a conversa
tion with her, but only a few moments
sufiicied to impress upon the men that
her reason had vanished. The wo
man was -carried to the home of A
physician residing at Indiantown,
near the woods from which, she had
been rescued where everything is be
ing done to restore her mind. Those
who have seen her are unable to iden
tify who she is.
The noise which caused the search
had been heard about ten days. Some
are of the opinion that the woman
had been carried to this lonely spot
for the purpose of doing away with
her. It is reported that she appears
to be about lf4 3'ears old, and is rath
er good looking.
Open $7,000,000 Custom House.
New York, Special. New York's
new $7,000,000 custom house was for
mally opened to the public Monday
with" the Grand Army of the Republic
of New York acting as master of cer
emonies. The posts of the city march
ed down Rroadway from City Hall
Park, and. to the accompaniment of
ringing cheers from thousands of
throats r?ired the stars and stripes
over the magnifieient structure erect
ed bv Uncle Sam. Colonel Simpson
Hamburger was in command of the
veterans. Colonel George A. Golden
delivered an address and Governor
Hughes, General Frederick D. Grant
and other prominent men-were in at
tendance. Quarter Million Fire in New York
New York, Special. Fire gutted
tbe seven story wholesale grocery es
tablishment of Louis Degroff & Son
in the wholesale grocery district en
tailing a loss of a quarter of a million
A number of employes -sustained in
juries. Dewey 53 Years in Navy.
Washington Special. Admiral
George Dewev entered the navy Sep
tember 23, 1854 and is therefore the
fifty-third anniversary of the day
that the hero of Manila became one
of Uncle Sam's fighting men. A?
usual the students of the Annapolis
naval academy will observe the anni
versary of the enterance of the great
admiral with an informal celebration.
Cotton Seed Crushers Meet.
New Orleans, Special. For the
first time in its history the Inter-State
cotton seed oiL Several officials cf
held a special session. Matters con
sidered included the reported bad
handling of cotton seed products by
the transportation companies in for
eign ports and the Austrian duty on
cotton seed off. Several officials of
transportation companies are in at
tendance at the meeting and hav
promised to do all in their power to
remedy the condition of which the
cotton seed crushers complain.
Bocbester, gpecial-Eveyy effort ii
Mm raadfl bv the oolice to discovei
tha anonymous writer of letters it
which Bishop Mo Quail ol.tne Lam
olie diocese oi-Kocnester was inreav
ntA with death for refustnff to sub
mit to "Blackhand" demands for
money. The Blackhand some time
tm demanded $5,000 from the bishop
and meetinsr with refusal let bim
know that four men had begn cbo?eu
tgldUbia, ; " .
CLAIMS NOT GUILTY
Letter Said to Mavc Been Left
By Joshua Harrison
FACTS ABOUT THIS SAD ATFA1R
Letter Found In Cot pocket of Jota
a Harrison, Who Killed Hicuelf
at Norfolk DecUrmj in God's
Namt His Complete Uuiltiesiaei
cf Kidnapping Yonnf eiey.
Norfolk, Va.t S$cial. Dedarin;;
he wu innocent of the charge of kid
napping Kenneth lieasiey and asking
God to bless bis family were the U.-i
words of Joshua Harrison who blew
out his brains in the filadutoae Hot!,
in this city, rather than serve a sen
tence of twenty yearn in tbe peniten
tiary. The following Utter was found
in the coat pocket of the dead man
shortly after he breathed his lasi at
St. Vincent' Hospital a few hoars
after he had tired the fatal shot into
Text of Letter.
"September Gth, '07. This day
I have been notified of an unjust sen
tence of twenty years in the pen.
I am an innocent man; Clod knows it,
my family know it. 1 aiu about to
end my fife at my own hands. No
one is In any way responsible save
the cruel ones who imposed the awful
sentence. May God bless my precious
family. 1 beiieve the world wUl be
charitable to them all. To the world
I say, 'Good bye.' Whoever rinds
my body notify my daughter Mr.
G. A. Gallop, 192 Duke street, Nor
folk, Joshua Harrison."
On the back of the note was writ
ten: "I have in my pocket 53 cent.
I want my effects returned to Maggie
Gallop, 192 Duke street.
With his wife and daughter, Mrs.
Maggie Gallop, of 192 Duke street,
Norfolk, declaring the dead man was
innocent of any crime and was un
justly aecused and convicted, and
Senator S. M. Beasley declaring ha
did not believe a word of the letter
left by Harrison, the tragedy will go
down as one of tbe most horrible and,
perhaps, unique that Norfolk has ever
had happen in its midst. - "My hus
band was innocent. God knows he
was," said Mrs. Harrison as 6he was
helped aboard the train to Jarvisbilrg,
N. Cf to which place the body of
Harrison was sent for burial. "My
father was not guilty of the crime of
kidnapping Kenneth Beasley," said
Mrs. Gallop, who also accompanied
the body of Harrison to Jarvisburg.
"He was asleep at his home the night
the boy disappeared."
"I don't believe it," said Senator
Beasley. "I am convinced that he
Was guilty and ninety-nine out of
every hundred persons in Currituck,
Where Harrison was known, are of the
Carried Secret to Grave.
Senator Beasley, who is here on a
visit to his wife, at No. 218 Brown
avenue, was apparently very much af
fected by the death of Harrison : not
that he regretted the end of the aged
man's life, but because he believes he
carried to the grave with him the
secret of his little boy's whereabouts,
if he is alive, or the manner of his
death if he is dead. "The suicide
has carried the secret to the grave
with him," declared Mr. Beasle, as
he turned away his head to wipe a
tear drop from his eye. "He ba
been tried for murder before," con
tinued Mr. Beasley, " and he should
have ben tried for murder in connec
tion with the disarmearance of my
little son, for as true as I stand here
I believe he mvrdered my boy. ihe
character of the man and the threat
be made against me leaves no room
for doubt about this in my mind."
Two Corrections Made.
"There are two things I want to
correct," he said. "It has been stat
ed that I had Harrison arrested for
the illicit sale of whiskey and that he
and I were opposing candidates for
the State Legislature. 1 never had
Mr. Hairison arrested for anything
befoit my little boy disappeared, and
Harrison was never a candidate for
the legislature. We were not of the
same po'iitical party, as I am a Demo
crat and he was a Republican; and
el though he made threats against me
I never had any feeling against him
until I as convinced that he had kid
napped my boy."
When asked why llamson snouia
threaten him, Senator Beasley re
"A fight was on in LurntucK coun
ty against the illicit sale of liquor,
whieh Harrison was engaged in. Four
dvs before the election in 1904 -I
met Harrison in the road. He stop
ped me and, raising his hand to heav
en, he declared that if the sale of hU
wines was interfered with that some
body would be sorry, for it and that
he would have his revenge if it wai
the last act of his life. The church
people of my county had petitioned
me to bare a resolution passed-by the
Legislature that would put' a etop to
the illicit sale of liquor, and it was
on this account that Harrison had
tha feeling against me. While I knew
his business was contaminating the
young men of Cttrrltuek county, Har
riaon lived more than fire miles from
me and he did no harm personally.
After his threat there is no room
for doubt that he killed my son; and,
though I have followed many clues
and investigated tbem thoroughly, I
have never felt that I would find the
little fellow alite. A IU
ri?n Ii4 1 Ljird ti.it iiifflf 4y I
t"tt!d fecar hal dtrilioa had brti
trade of him; Hat ix that h ha
killed fcimtetf 1 M that the mt
I tad tflVr! to watt all rr
cation apnat Hamoct if be wo 14
produce my little boy or tell tserf h
ea!d W fuuiul aitve; but Le fcot
the k!id cf a man la take advantage
of thai opji1or.ty and preferred l
fight it out. Ti e lrtimny a eon
e!uir asriut Liitu The people of
Currituck thoojht o at the tiro a4
their judgment is con&rrced by the
Supreme Court, which rcfuncd Ha
rion a new trial after pricj oer tha
Will o'-tbe-WUp Clews.
Continuing Mr. lWa.lcy aid that
Harrion Lad ample opportunity to
get poesion of Kenneth. Hcfcrriu
to some of thc clu-s that he had ie
ceived as to the whereabout of hi
on, Senator BeaJey rrcalld a letter
that bad eome ta him tn April, 190a.
"The writer told m if I would
place $500 under a trestle on thc At
lantic Loasl Line Kailway, near
Rocky Mount, N. C, at 3 o'clock on
the evening of April 11th, my n
would be returned to me at wbatcttr
place I desired him left, but that if
I maHe any alarm hi body wuuld be
sent to rue in a keg of bnne. When
I received the letter I eamo to Nor
folk. "Edgar White, of White Bros, oa
Commercial Place, went to the bank
and drew Jo00 for me. We went to
the Gladstone Hotel that night and
sat up there until morning, taking
thc numbers of the bills and the
banks which issued them, hoping that
we might in this way be able to trace
them. Then wc went to the place
designated by the writer of thc letter
and there deposited the money. Two
men from Norfolk lay in the bushea
near the sjxit all night and a nobody
cameor the money they brought it
back to Norfolk the next day. I have
had several clues since that time and
I have been as far wct as Arkansas
looking into one of them."
"Had I wanted Harrison to die, I
could have accomplished this by ex
pressing the desire to my fellow coun
t3men in Currituck. They would
have lynched hira without hesitation
if I bad simply said the word. I
waited for the law to take its course.'
Kept His Nerve All Right.
Joshua Harrison, Jarvisburg. K. C.
registered at the Gladstone Hotel
about 4:25 o'clock Tuesday afternoon,
lie walked up to the counter and ask
ed W. C. McDowell, the day clerk, if
he could get a room. Then the clerk
asked him to register. Mr. Harrison
said he did not know whether be could
write or not, as he had left bis eye
glasses somewhere. Mr. . McDowell
offered his, and Harrison wrote his
name on the register in a plain even
hand, with no indication of nervous
ness. He was assigned a room on the
second floor and was shown to it by
a bell boy. "I noticed nothing un
usual in his manner," said Mr. Mc
Dowell, "but in about fifteen minutes
after he had gone np to bis room De
tective Wright, of the Norfolk force,
came in and asked me if Mr. Harri
son was in. I told him yes be show
ed me a telegram that had been receiv
ed from Williamston, N: C, in which
the Norfolk police were asked to ar
rest Harrison, as the Supreme Court
had confirmed the judgment ' of tbe
lower court. The telegram asked the
police to disarm Harrison, stating
that h"eEad threatened suicide. When
tbe Tby went up to Mr. Harrison'
room and told him that somebody
wanted to speak to him, he replied:
"I'm not coming out." Before tbe
boy could get in communication with
the officer, a pistol shot rang out and
when the door of Harrison's room wak
opened he was found lying on the
bed with an ugly wound in tbe side
of bis head. Captain Ford, of the
police department, ordered an ambu
lance and the man was taken to St.
Vincent's Hospital, after be bad been
attended by Dr. Schenck.
Harrison, it is said, bad declared
that be would kill himself before he
would serve the sentence of the court,
protesting that he was innocent of the
crime. He had hoped that the Su
preme Court to which be bad appeal
ed would act favorably. When tbe
news came Monday morning that
judgment of the lower court bad
been confirmed by the Supreme Court,
he gave up in despair and determined
to end bis life.
Bishop Van De Vyrer Eeturns.
Richmond, Special. Rt. Rev. Au
gustin Van deVyvery, Catholic Bishop
of Richmond who spent the summer in
Belgium returned to Richmond. He
will begin his official tour of the
State on the first of the coming weck.
Buhop Van de Vyver has dispelled
tbidea that he i. ta leave Richmond
and take up church work in anothei
field. He favs that he will assutedl
remain in this ;ity.
Senator Forakcr in a speech pro
tested against judicial stretching oi
the Constitution. .
Tbe parents of Leon Czolgost tbt
assassin of MeKinley art appiicsnU
Judge Fort is expected to be nom
inated for Governor by New Jersey
The body of Rear-Admiral John G
Walker was cremated snl tbe ashes
will be buried in Washington. -
Thi. torch of truth must K fed by
JUST HOLD ISLANDS
Adnird Dewey Speaks About
Our foreign Possessions
OUR DUTY TO TflE INHABITANTS
filouli tit UaiU4 SUWa Give Tam
Up. Be Sars Japaa Weali A retire
Tsea to Ut DiMdvaatite efTU
Wahio?ton, Special. Admiral
Dey !rvt;ly reebtt th proptwlwa
that ha been dtcuc4 in a pur or
lea academic mant.cr to nrjeilef the
Pbilsj-jurM, wLieb t all mm b aa
a leading farter in bnntiuc aixUr U
Amerieau 0ag. In an mlrrtMW tbe
admiral act out rleatiy tbe ram
ttbirb imjxd turn to inmt upn tb
retention of the inland. 8ir.p!arijr
eqou-h, in of the fart that I La
admiral a tn.iti f war by traJey the
lion p.jnt ,,f hi. ariurueut i Rot
based utn tie n.iitaty t naral im
jtoitance of tie air hij.da, but al
most alttetl.er uj.n the great value
present and pftjierthe of the Philiu
pines to America in the ritetttumt of
our trade with tl.e Ones!, which h
regards htMiti out tl b-4 mm
ic of eorumeiiial espaiixion. The ad
miral Kay ft;
"Abandon tbe l'Libj-pine-. 1 don't
believe our emntry will ever do that.
Certainty it tdiuhl net Iktoum' it baa
altogether too much at Make. It it
only our rontird over the I'liUit'pinea
that make it Mble for u to tnul
upon the ojK-ti dr in the Kat to
ward which our diplomaey ban beeu
direeted fr a nurler of jear. W'm
want our tdiare of tbe rnotUMut com
merce of tbe Kat and we raa not
keep the door ojen for it, unle mm
hold the iland.
Why Did Spain noli Them.
"Why did Spain for 'JoO yearn dom
inate the commerce r.f tLe Orient t
Just because die had the bay and har
bor of Manila at a great eomtnereial
and naval base. That bne can lx jtut
as useful to us commercially a it was
to Spain. ForlTie pnt 10 year every
strorifr Eurojwan nation lm been try
ing U get a. foothold for commercial
and navnl puij . in F.nsfern wa
ters -Germany, Knjrland. Frnne and
Hussia. Through the forrea of war
the I nited State obtained rightfully
and without chicanery the !et and
most utrajretie position poihl piv
injj us superior naval ami commercial
advantages over the other nation.
What sort of common sen would it
be for us to pive up Mich a position f
"Suppose we hou!d diMMe of the
Philippines and Japan nhoiild acquire
them? Sec how the Uland htreteb
alon pfhe eoat. Ileie are the Jap
anese island, here is Formosa which
Japan owns, and then etrue the I'hiN
ippihes. If Japan bad thern, she would
command every patewny to the Orient
and the United Slates would be com
pel to I v shut out.
"Kvery one eoncrdes that tb
Orient is the future preat field for the
principal commercial nations of tl.
world. We oupht to 1m the Ieadei
but we must nt lent have a fcbare in
the enterprise and in order to do so
we must maintain the toitions we
have occupied throuph force of cir
cumstances in that repion.
"I am talking now of the purely
commercial phase of the question anl
I think it is plain that we mint hare
a commercial base of operation aueh
as Manilla furnishes. And then in or
der to protect our commerce we must
have a naval base, and at Subip bay,
such a base is now be in 2 developed.
Conpress has recopnijced our needs in
the Philippines and hat appropriated
liberally for fortifying the islands.
Modern puns are bcin mounted a
larpe dry dock has been located in
Subip bay, troops are stationed in tbe
island of Luzon and in every way con
press has shown its desire to protect
tne islands frvri forejn f.ppreKion
and also to etabli-h a base for possi
ble military operations.
"It has been freqnently raid that
the United States ba a-imed respon
sibilities in the Philippines which it
can not pass over to other bands. I
do not taw to dicuw thia phaae ef
tbe situation, except to Kay that I be
lieve the American people will never
shrink from audi responsibilities aa
were auraed for them when r
United States took over the Pbili'K
"I want to emphasize my beliif
that the United State as a world pow
er will jtlways have commercial and
diplomatic interests in the Far Ka&t
and can not maintain itself properly
without a base of operation. The
United States can not withdraw from
its present enterprise in tbe East but
must po' forward seeking ita share of
tbe advantages and sustaining f tff
share of the responsibilities." ?
Si Hie at Tfecaislcs.
Tbesastou, On., Epecial-FIrt lift
ly Saturday destroyed thi vehicle"
plant of the AtJp&terKeUon Burjy
eoactny at this pltea, causing lot!
of $100,000 witb insurance of 1:3,003
Tbe blue started In the varnish roora
on tbe third floor and on aceount of
the dense smoke could not be reached
by tbe firemen. A large number of
mfeii will temporarily h thrown ouf o