FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR,
ITVE CENTS A COPY.'
One Guest, Mrs. Terrell, is Missing, and
Several of the 500 to 700 Guests Se
riously Injured in EscapingSeveral
Close Calls Magnificent " Hostelry a
Complete Loss, With Only $75,000
Insurance Senator Gazzam, Owner,
Fatally Hurt. t
Special to The Chronicle. ' ;.
n-orth Inn, the magnmceni u,uuu
property of Mr. and Mr.: J. M. Oaz
zam. which caught fire this morning
shortly before 2 o'clock, was burned
ito the ground. The fire originated
over the kitchen range and when dis
covered was burning fprcely. . The
"hotel, located nearly two miles from
town, was inaccessible to fire protec
tion and the firemen, while responding
.promptly, were of service pmy in tne
use of ladders. .
At the time of the fire there were
between 500 and 700 guests in the
hotel. All these are arcountd for
this morning with the exception of .a
Jlrs. Terrell, whose address is- not
known. . . .
Former State Senator . Gazzam, the
owner of the property was sleeping on
the fourth floor. He was not awak
ened until the house ; was Jn, flames
and was forced to jump' to the ground.
In jumping his head barely missed a
stone arch. He Is ! at the Biltmore
hospital seriously injured ; internally.
it fe feared. "T" - "" ' -- j:.r-"".:'
A guest In room No. 268 was. rescu
ed by Patrolman E. C. McConneli, who
broke in the window and found the
guest asleep. McConnell v and the
raest were cut off by the flames and
came down on the outsidV by leaping
.from balcony to balcony.
Fire Chief Bernard, : who ' went to
arouse Senator GazzamT was cut off
by the flames. "When Gazzam Jump
ed, Bernard darted . batik" thrpugn ..the
flames and reaching the stairway, came
down to the second floor" and jumped.-i-Hls
eyebrows were singed off and his
face slightly burned by,' contact with
the flames. , . . x
Tom Foster, a negro servant,' had
the most narrow escape. - He. was
Bleeping on the third or fourth floor
above the dining room and was not
awakened until the flooring., of tne
room was burned away and his bed
tilting to one side, threw !him out.
He leaped from the window to a porch
fbelow and sustained, it is feared, se
rious internal . injuries.
Kenilworth Inn was under the man
agement of Mrs. Minnie Martin, who
took possession about a month agoThft w, aA1n,na a
A number of Important convention's,
including the Y. W. C. A. and the
Young People's Missionary Movement
ere booked for this summer. .
The loss of the Inn is - a serious
Wow to Asheville. It was built va
number of years ago and for several
years was under the management of
r. E. B. Moore, of Charlotte. It is
understood that about $75,000 insur
ance was carried. Practically all of
the house furnishings were destroy
ed. Many of the guests, including wo
men and children, left the Inn bare
footed and in their night gowns. Oth
ers were able to gather up a few things
onlj'. One lady this morning laugh
jingly said she did a woman's part, that
jshe saved an empty grip, a pair of
"boots and one slipper.
ASHEVILLE, April 14. (Later)
;A11 guests at the burned Kenilworth
Inn have been located. Mrs. Ranelly
and Mrs. Terrill, who could not be ac
counted for this morning have later
een located at local boarding houses.
State Senator Gazzam, who jumped
from a third-story window, is fatally
injured, it is said. Physicians at noon
stated that he had a broken ankle and
,an injury to the spine, and a frac
ture of the skull at the base of the
jbraln. The Kenilworth - Inn" with its
furnishings cost $310,000, with $75,000
Kenilworth Inn was built in 1891
jtoy a stock company headed by George
"W- Vanderbilt. Prominent among
H16., stockholders were the Southern
vKaiiu-ay company, Strawbridge &
iiothier. of Philadelphia one of the
largest wholesale and retail dry goods
concerns in America, and Dr. Brown
ing, Of PhiladAlnhU. ttrhrt hiul Mr
gently amassed a larfe fortune. The
't'uai cost of the hotel was $200,000
'. crowning was really the original
w1?0" of the scheme to erect th
tei, and it was he whQ operated lt
lotl! the first thfe years of It's ex-
(Ii0ced!,l Browning In the op
yvhi 8 of the h011 Mr. Rhodes,
Z?? hottl for about twd years
up upon the death of hit wife
whSoa Ur. 4Clair took it la i
charge, operating it for only a short
time. Af terr that it was leased by
Lihdsey & Kittredge, under the direct
management of Mr. C. A..Iandsey. who
is one of the best known hotel men
in. the United Sftates, "he having built
Hampton Terrace, at Augusta, Ga.,
which is one of -the largest and best
resort : hotels in-America. Mr. Kitt
redge of- the . above firm afterward
went to The Antlers, a prominent, re
sort hotel in Denver, Colorado.- '
- After the management of LIndsey &
Kittridge the hotel .was. operated one
season by a Mr. Bryan, of Connecti
cut, after which Kenilworth Inn. was
.leased in December, 1902, by Mr.
Edgar B. Moore, who is now proprie
tor of the Selwyn in this city. Mr.
Moore was conducting the notel with
a manager- when he took", charge of
the Selwyn, retiring from all connec
tion with tbe hotel upon the expiration
of "his lease On December 1, 1907. Mr.
Moore is the only " person who ever
held, the - hotel for., a. period .longer
than three years. For seven years
prior to the time Mr. Moore took the
hotel it had only been operated as a
winter resort. When he took the ho
tel Mr. Moore began running it as an
all-year 'house and it has continued as
such until .now. During the time-Mr.
Moore was runnlng Kenilworth - Inn
he succeeded in bringing several very
large conventions to the hotel, a "number-
of .whichhave-jaet tfiere. regular
ly eaclr-year since. . :
; Two notable -gatherings which were
booked for the coming summer are
the Young Woman's Christian Associa
tion of America, and the Young Peo
ple's Missionary Movement,- both of
which usually carry a crowd of from
400 to 500 people. .
. The .property was sold , at a public
sale in November, 1902 to satisfy a
mortgage held by one of the Philadel
phia trust companies,- the purchase
price ' being ' $50,000, the purchaser
being Mr. Joseph .Gazzal. who has
operated the hotel, since Mr. Moor
gave it- up until March-1, of the pres
ent year, when it was leased by Mrs.
Annie D. Martin, who gave up Victo
ria Inn, at Asheville, to take charge
f KenHworth. Mrs. Martin is con
sidered one -of - the - best -hotel - keep
ers among women who operate ho
tels in the -South., Mrs. Martin will
probably be one of the heaviest los
ers as a result of the fire, she having
moved all her own furniture from Vic
toria Inn whenhe took charge of the
Kenilworth Inn afforded acc6mmo
dations Jor from 200 to 250 guests. It
has entertained in its day some of the
wealthiest and most prominent people
in America and . there was no better
furnished hotel in the entire South.
Mr. Moore states. that about 170,000
. I J A 1-
mous Vanderbilt estate and village of
-w awwvA Brf-. V M-fcw U. Ml S M..J kill, A CI,
WARM AT LENOIR
Ticket Put Out to Defeat the Admln
.lstratlon Criticism of Handling of
Street and Waterworks - Improve
ments Extension of Town's Limits
Special to The Chronicle.
LENOIR, April 14. The following
ticket has been nominated for a mayor
and three commissioners in opposition
to the present incumbents:
- For mayor E. F. Wakefield.
- For tiommissioners- F. H. Coffey, R.
G. Munday and J. E. Shell.
MuniciDal' polities are warming up
in our town and a lively tussle is ex.
pected. The issues of the ; present
campaign are based on jthe way and
manner in which the present mayor
and board' of commissioners have han
dled the street improvement and wa
ter and sewerage systems that are un
der construction. In the ' last Legist
lature there was a bill passed to ex
tend the incorporate limits and the
manufacturing interests . of the out
skirts of the town- included by this ex
tension say that their taxes will be
greatly incensed and that they will
have to pay out more than they can
hope to be benefited. Many of the
residents in the newly acquired limits
are opposed to coming into town and
there -is :where the greater part, of the
discussion hinges. -
Mr. T." C. Wakefield, who has been
in Dr. " Long's Sanitorium at States
ville, for a little over two . months,
where he underwent a serious' opera-,
tion, is expecte d . home in the v. next!
few days. Mrs. Wakefield left for
Statesville this afternoon to accom
pany her husband home. ...
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Sarah Koten Pleads Guilty to Charge
- of Manslaughter. ' -
NEW YORK, April 14. Sarah Ko
ten, arraigned to-day, was permitted
to plead guilty to the charge of "man
slaughter in the first degree. Sen
tence was deferred until Friday.
To Reconstruct Fleet.
. MADRID, Ajlril 14. The cabinet
has decided definitely that the Spanish
fleet shalibe recdnatriieted. The' work
will ba entruatM td BritiBHilroia.
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IN tHE SOUTH
The Twelfth Annual Con:
f erence is in' Session at
r ; i Atlanta,
SEVERAIj IMPORTANT '
Three Days' Session Opened To-Day
Prof. C. Ij. Coon, of Wilson, For
merly of Charlotte, Has Paper on
"Public Taxation and the . Negro
" School" John Le Coulter on "Tho
Economic Organization of Rural
- life'' -Other Addresses and Speak
ers. x .'
ATLANTA, G.A., April 14. The
Twelfth Conference for Education in
the South which began here to-day
and will continue three days, is to be
marked ... by some .notable features
touching education and rural develop-,
ment. Among these will be an address
on - 'JThe Economic Organization ; of
Rural Ufe,'' . by John Lee Coulter, of
the University of Wisconsin, which
will-ideal with one of the newest ave
nues of betterment of the human fam
ily, bringing out the heart of the ideas
of the Roosevelt Country Life Com
mission. . - A paper on rural life by National
LForester Gifford -Pinchot, will further
elaborate this movement," while Mrs.
Mary-Cook Branch Munf 6rd, of Rich
mond, ; will take ."the more extended
scope of "Woman's Work for Educa
tion in the Southern States." The ten-
or of these papers will be to get a bet
ter insight n into the " needs of the
sparsely settled sections of the 'jBoujh.J
The uestloqi or Fubjje- Taxation
rdthe ' NeKroScttooH'- wtil'e-h4id
led In ,.' paer,.l.Superfrendent- C"
Li. coon-.of Wilson, . c, wnpse ex
perience has been in the very heart of
the territory -that" has to- dotwith" the
nexro problem. Clarence-Ousley, of
Fort Worth, Texas, an. editor and pub
licist, will tell of the "educational com
paign in that State.
X)ther speakers, will .'include United
States Commissioner - of - Education
Elmer E. Brown,; of Washington,' Prof.
H.- A.' Morgan, of the University " of
Tennessee; Dean Llda Shaw King, of
Woman's College, - Brown University,
and. pr. Lillian' Johnson, of Memphis,
Tenn. : - '
Governor Hoker Smith, of Georgia,
and ' Mayor . Maddox, of Atlanta, " will
deliver addresses of welcoma. The ad
dress of the president Robert C. Og
den, of New York,- will review the
work of the eleven years of the con
ference. Dr. Wickllffee Rose, of Nashville,
has succeeded Bdgar Gardner Murphy,
of Montgomery, as secretary, . the lat
ter"s health-forcing his retirement.
The railroads -agreed; -to . allow a 3
cent fare rate from all parts of the
country to the convention. '
WINSTON TO HAVE
Mammoth Tobacco Sales House to toe
Erected at Once -Ex-Governor
Glenn to Texas Legislature.
Special to The Chronicle.
. WINSTON-SALEM, April 14. Ex
Governor R. B. Glenn has accepted an
Invitation to address the Texas Legis
lature. He will discuss political con
Hon. C. B.. Watson, whose recovery
is now practically assured, to-day sold
his home place on Trade street to R.
B. Horn and J. H. Hill, who will erect
a mammoth leaf tobacco, warehouse
thereon at once. V
JAP PREACHER WEDS
- fWom&xx Who Has Spent Years in Mls-
sion Work Admits She is Soon to
- Become Bride of Jap. - - -'
LOS ANGELES, CAL., April 14.
An unexpected romance, has entered
Into the . life of Miss Kate Goodman,
an-'American mission worker among
Japanese Wjdmen and children in and
around this city and Rev. Joseph Ken-
inichi Inazawa, pastor of : the Japanese
Presbyterian mission. ; - - -; .
Accidentally thrown ; together less
than a year, ago, their friendship rip
ened )into mutual admiration and now
they .are. engaged to be married
i Mr. inazawa was greatly surprised
wherhe learned his secret. had leaked
out, but freely acknowledged the truth
of the report. No date, he said, had
been' set for the wedding derembny. .
Inazawa has been a resident of this
city; for several years, -.-ddfing. which
' A m ' I ' ut. amma -. . 1--..
lime ne tnas uotsa iu viiarge uj. . liic
work of :the Presbyterian mission." He
is well educated ad .Americanized.
For more ;than 20 years ..he has been
engaged in , missi6nary work ,on "xhe
Pacific coast with headquarters at San
Francisco. , v'.v ' , , ". ; . ' :
'Miss Goodman is a resident of Mo
neta, a" suburb; of Los Angeles, where
she conducts a. night schooi'for . boj's.
For many years she has. been a work
er among the Japanese and has stud
led their language with the intention
of going to Japan as a missionary. She
is well educated and highly connected
and was a student at. the University
of - Chicago when she started a year
ago for Japan. - Inazawa is 45-years
old and Miss Goodman a few months
i " . ' i i. f ' 'i i - -in. M - H i !.. w - -i .i' . J i - - - i, i. ,. - mm, , i -- .i ... .1 . .i I, - -i.-1 , iii .. i ., I, i n..,. ,m .i i i . h i wi i i I i. i n m
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A New. Regime in Turkey Mutinous Troops Return to
Their Barracks at Request of New War Minister
; . . ..... May le Massacre of Christians. ;
CONSTANTiNOPLE APRIL 14. .
The new War Minister, Edem Pasha,
to -day succeeded in -having the muti
nous troop's return Jto their . barracks.
The- leaders of- the young. Turks, are
to-day in flight' , towards , Saloncia,
gain p'ower;1;The' (loss of . the. control
of - the - army, however, greatly. Weak
ened their cause. x
The "young. Turks have sworn to kill
the Sultaa if he swings too far to the
The- great -danger -now- is that-fa-ratical
Mohammedans will take ad-
Voters in the Several Wards of the City Are-Preparing
Lists for Municipal Primary Executive Commit
tee Names. Places . for Registration. .
The harmoniousness of the political
situation in the municipal elections
soon to be held continues to be the
most' prominent feature of the day,
and On the mayoralty question iri-'par-ticular
there Is general satisfaction ex
pressed on all sides that the city will
be able to avoid an unpleasant politi-i
cal fieht this vear
tThe slating of aldermen for -the va
rious wards Is the biggest question be
fore the house, so to speak, now, and
numerous combinations of prospec
tive: aldermen are being proposed, al
thouglrannouncements in formal style
are slow to appear. : - - .,
. Must Announce toy Saturday.
The primary law requires 'that all
who expect to enter the primary of
Thursday, April 22, must have .their
announcements in the papers by next
Saturday, April 17," so. that there i e
majns only a short time in which' can
didates ! will be permitted uhder the
primary lawinder which the "city pri
mary is held to get;into. the.racey :.
A list of names thatfbave been pro
posed by friends ot. the "candidates In
Wardi4 for aldermen lis as follows:
Messrs. George II. Bellinger, Kemp
Blair-and D. Parks Hutchison. This
Tuienty Men Are Killed b$f
Gas in an Indiana Mine
- LINTON, ; IND., APRIL 14. Twenty men are" believed: to be.; d?ad in
the Superior mine here as a resultof an , explosion of gas this morning,
ignited by- a, miner's lamp; The. man carrying the lantern was blown20
feet and killed. -y " - ' ": ' ' ' . " " '""-' :
Most of the , victims . are foreigners- and there are frantic scenes at the
- mouth of the mine. The 'wives were forcibly prevented from entering the
' shaft to make search. . .
Physicians and ambulances were hurried to the scene, but the fumes
have not yet permitted a search of . the mine shaft.
BILL FOR DIRECT
.. .. ' -1 . - :' -! '.
Governor 'Hughes? Plan ,: Being -. Con
sidered In- New . York - State ; Senate.
ALBANY, N.-'T., April 14The Sen
ate Judiciary ' Committee : will give' a
hearing to-day On: the direct ; nomina
tious bill..' It is expected this will
be 'the first and - final hearing oh- theTrect nominations bill' will-'be decisive-
Governor's plan and that the Assembly
Judiciary Committee, will join the sen
ate committee in the hearing. ;
It is expected that the hearings on
the Governor's direct nominations plan
will be completed during this week,
and "that the bill "Will come up'for a
vote la 'each houae -flurinr net -veea.
WHO'S TO BE JONAH?
vantage' of . the situation to wage a
massacre on Christians. "Fully 60 per
sons have been -slain "since the "out
break early yesterday, among ; them
Minister of : Justice Nazim , Aralam.
Nearly all 'members of the former
cabineir are-in hiding. Mutineers are
dema-ndrftflr 'ftheaexeCutio.a i of -iMidrnl
Pasha and Ahemd, Riafa, but" these
farmer .leaders are now under cover.
. Tewflk" Pasha is expected . to ' an
day is over.
hew cabinet before, the
All foreign embassies are taking
drastic- steps-to protect foreigners dur
ing the crisis. .,
.trio of names is: considered a strong
combination and would make a good
run in their ward.
As . stated yesterday there , was ' a
meeting of the voters of Dilorth last
night and several interesting talks, in
cluding one by Col. T. L. Kirkpatrickj;
who gave a good account of his stew-
j ardehip,' the meeting decided to , put
forward for aldermen to ' succeed
Messrs. Kirkpatrick and ' Garibaldi,
Mr. Ersklne R; Smith and Mr Paul C.
Whitlock.. The names of the - two
members for the schodl board agreed
upon were those of .Messrs. J. L. Sex
ton, - a present member, and Rev.
Francis Osborne. The meeting was a
successful one and was participated in
by a goodly number of. the s residents
of Ward 8, . ' - ; ' '
. - . AVard 1 Aldermen.1, . , s
The friends of the gentlemen named
below" are using them .'as candidates
,forthe office of aldermen from Ward
1, which is the most largely repre
sented ward in the vity: Dr. C. G. Mc
Manaway,- Mr; W. I. Henderson, ' Mr.
Will Hall and Mr. "J. A. Fore. ;
1 "These names of course arerunofflci
ally announced, except, in the instance
' (Continued .on page five.) , ,
: S 1 : "
Mearitime' the' Republican ; : organiza
tion leaders are preparing a primary
bill of their own, which will, recognize
the convention; plan -absolutely, but
will", embrace any suggested amend
ments 'which ' will thrpw needed addi
tional safeguards around the conduct
of thei primary.. v' - '; ?v. : - . 4
The Republican' -.Organization lead
ers anticipate that the Governors di-
ly defeated," so that there will be no
no reasonable -excuse : for him - to call
the legislature in : tra , session and
present the - subject again for. their
Go-ernor Hughes has had a montTi
to- campaign " for - hi? plan" of ' direct
TO TRAIN THE
Four North - Carolina Com
panies Will Assemble at
ENCAMPMENT OF THE
.JNFANTTtY IS IN DOUBT
: . . ".. ..o ' .... : '. ': :
News of the ; State , Guard Must - toe
Like Regular ; Army Dan . Hurley,
: - Alleged Slurdierer, Arrested . In -Jfew
York Monster. Skeleton of Whale-
to be Mounted In State Museum
Govepriibr Kltchin Grants 'Pardons.
V ' ' CHRONICLE . BUREAtj, ' J
i'- I " : ' RALEIGH,. April 14. ,
- a letter" just received 'at the - North
Carolina National Guard head-quarters
here from the War Department at
Washington indicates that within a
couple of weeks something definite will
be known' as to the: assembling' of
the companies composing the - Coast
Artillery' at Fort;'Caswell for ten days
this summer for practice in coast de
fense. It would seem, that this prac
tice will 'certainly He -held although
there is nothing definite , as yet as to
whether of not the regiment of in
fantry Willi kave their usual, encamp
ment, at ':Morehead.' ;' Balisbury, ' Wil
mington, Newbern and. Greensboro
companies constitute the Coast Ar
tillery. As to the ' encampment . of . the
regiments of infantry . this summer
there 1b a question of whether or not
there wlll .be funds' available for both
an: encampment at Morehead and for
providing ' the full -complement -of
equipment -is necessary -for the guard
to have-In hand-by January, 1910.
This must under the Dick act meas-
ure-squarely up to the regular army.
Adjutant General Armfield and' others
of the high officials of the guard feel
reasonably sure that there will , be
enough- funds 'this - year -for b0th: the
equipment and for . the encampment,
but there is a possibility that there
may not. Much depends on the re
port of the inspection of the com
panies, of the guard now in progress
by an army officer. This report will
show just what additional .equipment f
must be provided this year. .
Dan Hurley,, wanted in 'McDowell
county for the murder of Robert Shlve
in July, 1907, has been arrested in
New York and Governor Kitchln .is
sued a requisition-on the Governor of
New York" for Ills delivery to the North
Carolina authorities. The' crime of
robbery also , lies ; against . Hurley In
that ;h6 was perpetrating a robbery
on, Shlve': at 'the tl'nie ,-bf the' killing.
He only-got. something like $3 ;frbm
his . victim. . Sheriff . Marshborne, : of
McDowell county will go td New York
to bring" 'the prisoner to' this State. .
, The biggeslNorth.-Carolina fla ever
unfurled 'in" the State -has Just been
supplied for the State Normal and
Industrial College at Greensboro, lt
beinsr 20x30 feet.- - It is fora 160-foot
flag, pole "oil the college', campus. V
.The monster skeleton of the 47-foot
finback whale - thatr-wa 'captured ' at
Cape Lookout, last February is to be
brought to the State -'museum and
mounted very soon. - -Rather It Is to
be gotten here very soon. The mount
ing will be something, of a long-drawn-
out task. . Assistant Curator Addlck
of the State Museum, will go to Look
oilt within a week or two to prepare
the'skelton' for shipment. It is to be
mounted along the side of the big 50-
foef skeleton that has been one of
the Bpecial Interests of . the museum
f or -many years. ;- . - r
Pardons are granted by Governor
Kitchln to Oliver Redding, Iredell;
Allen Gray, Pitt; - -William .-Lowder,
Burke, and couin uavis, unncomoe,
serving; terms respectively for .'retail
ing, larceny retailing - ana receiving
stolen goods. .The Governor refuses
to pardon John pate, ; serving 1 i years
for murder, in Madison county, -nd
fiiaev N6?f is." servms 1 1 2 . Vaata from
Harnett oountg-ttr muraer. -;
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Speculation in , Washington
as to Senator Aldiich's V
1 Plans to Raise
Revenue. . .
BILL WITH PROPOSED
MEANS LOWER ' RE VENUES
- . - - , : , '.,
Believed Now That Small Duty Will
be Put on Tea and Coffee Sugar
the Greatest - Revenue-Producing
Schedule and Cotton Next, $70,000,
000 and 950,000,000 Respectlvely-7-1
Democrats ; Want Sugar . Duty De- '
. , creased .to- Bring More Revenue
Tariff on Woolens Gives Concerh--
How it Works. .
WASHINGTON. APRIL 14." Thurs
day the Senate will begin the discus
sion of the Payne taYjff bill, it is esti
mated that the debate1 Willi last about
three .weeks, possibly longer. .
. There is considerable ' speculation
here as td Senator Aldrich's plan to
i raise the. difference in revenue re-;
quired to run the government andi'
that produced by the bill, which the
experts say will lack-many millions o
being enough. It requires between
$325,000,000 and $350,006,000 for rev
enue, and the Payne bill, as lt left tho ' .
House, woSiid not have brought that
much, and as reported to the Senate '
it would. hot do' quite as-well. At tha
last moment, It Is believed, that small
duties will be laid on tea and coffee, '
"What- is the greatest- revenue pro
ducing schedue?" I asked a. well-informed
Southerner, today. '
"Sugar, which brings in about $65,- "
000,000 or $70,600,000. CottOn comes-.,,
next, producing about $50,000,000." '
Democrats would like to , see the
duty on sugar r..decreased, believing
that it would bring more revenue at -a
lower .sqalek . ; ,
..; The tariff won woolens gives. Demo
crats most concern; they would like
to reduce7 that. The consumer, he who"
wears a woolen1 or worsted "suit," is hit
hardby the duty on wool. If on
pays $20 for the goods to make a suit
he pays $11 for the cloth and $9 .for
the tariff. In the very beginning a
dtfty of il cents a pound on the rajv;
wool, ) fresh from the .' back of the.
sheep, is required. This wool, ' the Dem- .1,
ocrata say, cannot be lowered 'so iongr '
as the";' Republicans" - are "in - poer
Champ Clark.' said, in his speech .'; tho
other day, that if all the sheep In this "
country were equally distributed each . ;
ihan would have ..about pne-half of ar ..
sheep, and the average . man, , vwhi'
we-ars cheap woolen clothes', pays close''' ;
to $3.50. in duties. on wool. Therefore,,;:
he argued, 1t would pay to kill all . the
sheep. - " . ,. . . ' .
Lumber is left at $1 a thousand feet, .. .
where the-Payne bill fixed it, and if 'it '
goes higher the. Southern Democratic
Senators must- take "the ' initiative :"h
raising it. .It is well-known here that
a large majority- of the Democratic '
Senators prefer, tpte $2 rate of , th
Dingley bill to the $1 of the present
measure..'.;'.'"-,.- ''' - - '.'
The progress of the bill. la the Sen-" '
ate will bo watched with very much
interest. . "H. E. C 'BRYANT. -.
A NEW WIRELESS
Reginald A. 'Fessenden . Has Com
pleted Apparatus That Meets Gov
ernment Tests. ;. . -- , ,
BOSTON,' April 14. Reginald A.. '
Fessenden, of Brant Rock, is sa.id.to '
have perfected a wireless, telephone so .
that the United States nfiivy operators
failed to interrupt the waves In a Te-
cent test of the efficiency of the new ;
device." Elibu Thomson, an electrical ,
inventor of note, has full faith in Mr.
Fessenden's Invention. ,. , "
Mr. Fessenden keeps the details of
his discovery secret, but he declares
that -the recent test during which the
station at Brant Rock was Instructed
to keep forwarding messages, while
coast stations and government vessels
equipped with -wireless apparatus -made
attempt to interfere established -beyond
doubt that the non-interfering
system is a' success in every way. Wire
less, messages between Brant Rock and
Washinrton - are now of -constant oc
currence, and transmitting and receiv
ing apparatus for battleships and coast
stations, which Is expected .to work
over a distance of 1,000 miles, is soon . "
to be installed-
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CHURCHES ORDERED '
TO GIVE UP PROPERTY.
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Cumberland Presbyterians In Nash
ville Sena Out Notice to Presbyte
rian Members In United states. --'
' NASHVILLE, TENN.. April Vli.jT'
Formal notices from the Cumberland
Presbyterians In -Nashvilje to' mery-.
bers of the Presbyterian Church. U. '
A., notifying,, them to surren r
church property - In accordance Wi'.U
the terms of the decision of the -.-a-preme'
Court 1 of Tennessee.are . be! n ,j
prepared and will be sent out at or f.
" This-information comes' from tY.
invcontrol Of the affairs of the Cu - -befid
Presbyterian church in Nf f, .
ville and in Tennessee. These not; g
have not yet been received by the r as-'-tors
of the several churches ' he! 6y
the unionists, bttt they W ill be ttj,
and this step, .' If may I be said will
bring the situation to a)hea3. y .
Just what, the unior.L t win do has
not been determined irn, tSd hA V
unionist -leaders do rotcareto make
4 statement as t : their probable
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