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11.00 A TKAB.
FOUR ACRES BURNED
la Aelorttftk City «f Water
W LIVES AKE KcPOITEd AS LOST.
rla nee s llrld Caiplrta Sway Over
the City Far Tea Wear*—Prsptrty
Watcrhary. Coaa.. Special.—The sua
me Moaday aaoralas oa m blackened
aad SMQldfrlas aaaaa of ralas that
Marked the aaala haatadaa aecttaa of
the city. There Ik a very at rose «*»•
plcioa that the Ire which comtlately
deatrayed the Scorllle House, bttrnina
lhoaraa»ia at dollar*' worth at fura-
tore, npurtmenta. and personal effect
and Imperilling BUT lltcf, Mn th
work of u Incendiary. The It* origt-
Bated la the pool and Mllard room la
the ha»f meat of the house oa the fur
tier aide from the burned district. The
roost was locked aad BO one was sup
posed Mbe there. No firs »u kept la
the room. all heat balag supplied from
B hosier la another part of the building
Manager Truman said at the polite
station while the Ire waa still raging,
that h« had aot the (lightest doubt (t
waa of Incendiary oriel a- No oae
could bo found to szplala It* origin
aad the authorities have been quietly
investigating. The Bra came ao close
as the h'.ois of the big conflagration
that thousands of spectators who wit
nessed It were thrown Into a mere
complete panic than the original Ire
earned. The Are bad only begun to die
out aloag Bank. Oiand and South
Mala streets at 4 o'clock. whsß lames
leaped upward, as by magic. aßd peo
ple feared the city waa doomed after
aIL The call was nkag ia promptly,
aad the eagiaeo that hurried to the
aceae turned their attention mainly .'o
preventing the spread of the flames. It
waa «frlde?t that the hotel was doomed
and If tho Are had reached the ad'a-eat
building*. there would hare been very
little hoi« of saving the ceater of the 1
city. The Are burned far into the day
aad was not extinguished until even
ing Th'i loss on the hotel will reach .
For tea hoars Sunday night and
Woodsy tbe Aumcs. fsnned by a high
wind, held sway over tbe business por-i
tlon of this city, causing a loss that !
will exceed 13.000.000. The beet por
tion of the city, forming a triangle
bounded cn the north by exchange
Plac--. oa the west bv Bank street, on
the south by Grand stieet Bad on the
enst by South Mala street. wa» almost
The Arst fre Which started la the
btg store of the Reid 6 Hughes Dry
Goods Company, on Bank street, was
not considered uader control until
about 53.C00.000 worth of property had
been destroyed. About the time the
Arercea supposed they bad the Aan»
uader control a second Are broke out
la the fcwillt Hntt. the city's lanc
ing hotel, remodelled by the late Judge
E. C. Lewis, a few years ago at aa ex
p are of about 575.000. aad the estab
lishment wan completely wrecked. Th*
occupants of the hotel were forced to
seek the street la their night clothes.
With the ringing of n second alarm the
entlie city was thrown Into a panic.
There w«s a flerce gale blowing and
a parka from the burning hotel were
driven In lurid showers over a great
area. Tbe occupants of buildings lo
cated is tbe path of the wind prepared
to leave. Although the Wnterbury Ara
department wns re-lnforced from nesr
by cities, it was for a time Impossible
to stay the progress of tho Aames. ,
The Are la lis entirety burned over
four acres of the city's best ooslneia
sect'oa. Among the prominent build-.
lags totally deairoyed are the block I
ccpl-d by the Reid A Hughes Dry
Gocda Company, the plant of The
Watertory American, the Mandate
Temple, the Seorllle and Franklin
Hot am. the W. U Douglass Shoe Coat- j
panr. the Johnson block, the Salvation
Army Worklngmen's Home, snd scurra '
of other buildings, in all about 100;
of the most prominent business houses I
ara horned oat
M* Frozen to Death.
Yokahoma, By Cable—Dctaila of the
iosa of about 200 Japaatae sol J!era, who
were froze* to death, have been recW
ed here. It seem a that a command of
21* a en, practicing winter marching,
were caaght la a blizzard on the north
ern end of the ialaad of Honda aad lott
Many Head Taken Oat.
Eagle Pass.. Tsx.. Special-Eighty
four bodies aad sixteen men barely
alive. some of them horribly maagled.
have beta tskea from the Hoado m'aes.
The foal odor frosa the mines eaased
the inMbfor the bodies to be tesa
porarlly dtseoatlaaed. bat dlatafeciaats
arrived and the work win be resamed.
The sh-ft had 11S men enrolled aad II
are still misslag. Twcaty-llve head of
dead moles kave been takea from tke
shaft. The damsge to property Is very
gieit. The cMpsay has obtained all
the physlciaas and nurses thst eaa be
seeared from all points aad Is doing
everything possible to ssve say of Us
miners wko may still bo atlvs.
Jeffries Bscfcs Down.
Kew York. Bpstlnl BrpstHMosi of
sa matck between Jim Jel
risa Bad Bob Fltssiauaoas were ibatr
tarad Monday, when Jeffries sad Jim
gsnnhdy. acting lor tke TOssralta Club
at Baa Francisco, talks* matters over
In a newspaper office. Jeffries promptly
refuse* to maks a match'Oa the terms
already accepted by Fttxsimmons. aad
Ukve the matter rmCs for the prsasat
Statistic* Take* FfM fcnw d n»
fha « the Mrthmlac »
■MI report of 9. *•*«. C*»
Labor U d Priatiat «*•
TOM to the cotjoa ut woaht kß*
Itteraa of the Stat* ku km
pleted. Ht ukn * kl*hly grallfyiaa
shewlas Mr th« detefepaett the OM
North SUt« to HkMdi II «*de»
Hot tte MUUU laterests ai| IK pre
sented ia U«ir eatirety botk the sea
eral aaaaarr aat tkf atateaaeata by
Matla at* prtataM ktn. aa miet
la this chapter of tit rtp*t Ban an
COTTON AND WOOLEN MILLS.
The cottoa alll Industry caatiaaaa to
iacreaae each year. The statistics la
thla chapter, aa give* la Tahlta Noa. I
and t. an far the year eadtag Jnhe 3*.
IMI. aad therefore do aot ilttat* aiUa
roameaciai operations after that A*r-
Table No. S. hoemr. firea a raapleu
Ust. iacladla* aew aad propoaed Kl a
The tit mills, tram which Tablea
Noa 1 aad 2. ara compiled, oprrste
1.C50.483 api nd lea. *.« looms aad
I.MI mschiaea, uaiag 75.182 horse
Average wage* per day Of—eßgißeer.
$1.63; flremen. IX Highest atwitf
Wages per day— mea. 5219; women
tI.OO. Lowest average wages ptr Jay—
men. SSc: women. 2Sc. Average wage*
of children. 27c. . .
Total number of employes. MX*, of
which 11.; 171 Bre men. 18.377 women,
nad 7.990 children nader fourteen years
of age. 8.857 boys, aad U» glria.
The aumber of hours worked per day
vary from tea (la aome of the kaittag
mills) to twelve sad a half; tl per cent
of adults und CI per cent of the e>il
drea rend aad write.
There ara nine new mills In eouraj of
construction or completed since Joße
80. 1901, making total aumbar of mil!*
la ths following lIU of counties there
ara Inptnaces where mora thaa oae Mill
is reported as one when they are under
the same management.
Alamance—Seventeen cottoa. oae
woolen aad two knitting mllla. operat
lag 93.598 spindles. 4.111 looms aad »
machines, ssanufnetares gingham',
plaids, colored cottona. domestic, chevi
ots. shirtings, stripes. Jeaaa. blankets,
warps. ysrhs sad hosiery.
Alexander—Twu coUpn milla. ope rat
lag 2.700 spiadles, IN looms aad «
machines, manufactures brown shirt*
Anson—One cotton, one knitting and
one silk mill, coersthig 21.704 spindles
nad 60 machines. msnnfsctnres yaraa.
underwear and traa aad Aoas silk.
Beaufort-One knitting mill, operat
ing 04 machines, manufactures hosiery.
Bur com be—One cotton and one
woolen mill, operating B.OSB aplnd.es
aad 456 loom*, manufactures colore!
cottons Bnd woolen goods.
Burks —One cotton aal oae kalttlag
■lll. operating 4.000 spindle* aad
machine*, msaufsctures cotton juti
Cabarrus—Vine cotton mills, operat
ing 93.5*8 spindles snd 3.274 looms,
manufacture* sheeting, ginghsms. do
Caldwell—Four cottoa aad one
woolen mill, opera! lag 24.290 spindle*
and 613 looms, manufacture plaids,
tarns aad woolea goods.
Catawba—Eight cotton, oae kaittln;
aad two woolen mills, operating 41.723
spindles. 201 looms and 150 machines,
manufacture yaraa. hosiery aad wootaa
Chstham—Two cottoa mills, operat
iag 8.704 spiadles. msaufnetura yarna
Chowan—One cotton mill, operating
0,272 spindles, manufacture* yaraa.
Cleveland—Ten cotton, three knit
ting and one woolen mill, operating
42.074 spiadles. 380 looms and Si mi
chines, manufacture sheetings, warps,
yarns, twine, hosiery aad woolea
Craven—One knitting mUI. operating
184 machines, manufactures hosiery.
Cumberland—Seven cotton, one knit
ting. one woolen and one silk mill, op
erating 59.506 spindles. 1.170 loom* nnd
45 machines, manufacture plaids, sheet
ings. shirtings, cottonades. bags. wart*,
yarna hosiery, woolen goods and silk.
Davldaon—Two cotton milla. operat
ing 17.778 spindles aad (04 looms, man
ufacture domestics, warps, etc.
Davie—One cstton mill, operating
•0.000 spindles and 040 looms, manu
factures yarna etc.
Durham—Sia cotton aad one hsltt'ag
mill, operating 83.W4 apiadlea. 2J£*
looms aad 200 marhlae*. manufactuies
sheetlnga. chambraya. masllaa. white
good a. rope. tap. twine aad hoa'ery.
Edgecombe—Two ct-tto* aad twa
knitting mi.'la, operating 17J6M spa
die*. 200 looms aad ISO naeh!ae».
manufacture warpa. yaraa. hosiery aad
Forsyth—'Two cotton, two woolen
aad six knitting mills, operatlag 11-
782 spindles. 2B looms, aad lit ma
chines, manufacture yarns, easslmeres,
sheef|ngs, shirtings, woolea goo's aad
Freaklla—Two cottoa mills, operat
lag (.929 spindles, maaafactur* warps
Gaston —Twenty-six cottoa mills, op
eratlag MS.77C swindles aad 4.M1
looms, msaufsctnre shirtings, plaids,
sheetings. warps and yams.
Oallford—Seven cotton aad oae tar
pet mill, operatlag «2M spindles snJ
I.SM looms. mnnnfSctnre. ptaldr.
checks, ysrns. twlae sad carpets.
Halifax—Two cotton, seven kalttln*
aad oae silk mill, operatlag SI.CSS spin
diss, 800 looms aad 4M machines man
ufacture cotton goods, underwear
slerr aad silk.
Haywood—One woolea mill, speiat
lng 8M Spindles. 8 looms sad 4 ma
chines. nanofaotnre Jeans, flannels
caasimeres aad yarns. .
Hswlsi »'>s fins k-nlTTtar sT tr*~-
tlag 1M machines, manufacture koPoy
aad knit goods.
Hertford—Ons knitting Bill, opnrat
lag M laarhlasa. miwfMlMS hosiery
Iredell—Three cottoa "Ma. operat
lag ITA« spindles sad MB kwaaa.
manntneture shirtings, sbssttags aad
cctto- -am. oprmt-
Trme tm Uur*rice*. Our \trighbor*. Our Country aaaarf Oaar Gti.
WILLIAM STON, N. C„ FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 7, 1902.
UaalMlM Mttaa aad oae katttia'
aO. opeiatlas !«.«•• eptadlcs ud &
Umcote—Niae eottx aad oae Wtfn
MB. apnaflas ttJM eptadlea. ■*»»-
tartar* »arpa aad yaraa. cabaret
Miillieliit * eottoa Ml
sw kaVlUw aatlL operatlas l*^«i
mladara. Z.UC IXtte aad B» awcklars
7 to,rel, •
SaaSa. wan* aad
atlas lei Stdndte*. —HOI.
"lUow ramx couaa aTih operatl&f
Mjm aptadka aad SI IAMBS, aaaa
Naak — (y j cottoa mtH. operatlas 25.-
M* alalia, aaaaafactare w*t& Ul
Knr Haaorer—Two cottoa aaSRa. o>
•ratiay IT.T* abulia aal s* Iwaa.
aanhriart ftiitllp. inrtu etc.
t>iaa»»—Two rot tea aad oae kaitt.a*
*IIL operatias «-••• V'adlea aai :•
■achlaea. attahttart cottoa varpSL
akeiaj aad hoaiery.
Paaaaotaak —Oae cottoa mad on*
kfUtiaf aitll. operatias !•.«•• sp;aJ.e*
aad Ul atrhiSM saaefactcre yaia*
Peraaa—Oae cottoa aaill. operatias
MM apladlea. au»fi.lurt prai
hll-Ow krlttiag will. oprratias S
hacklata aaioiartare rlhhed coder
Polk—Oar kaittlac aaill. operatias Tf
aachim. Maaoractyre hosiery.
RandoljiP—Twelve cotlsa aad oa«
kalttias mill, oprratias *?inJlot.
Lt9 IOMBS amd tSI aurhtacs. max
lecture colored rott-ias. ibin a:a.
ptakd*. ikeHlata cottoaaika. bus. ho
siery. warps aad yarns.
Kirk won J Kite cottoa ailll. opera
tias Cltl spiadt**. i.OS loots aad IS
BJCklan ■aanfir:crr ckrvio;a, p. alia,
shlrtiasa. warps aad yaras.
Rockingham—Seven cotton and oae
woolea mill. oprrat:ag 102.C52 ij.ll'.m
aad 2.135 huaa. manjfacmre plaids,
cheeks. abeetlags. colored cotiJsa.
blankets aad woolea goods.
Rowan— K.ve cotton aad oae kalttia*
mill, operating 17.its spindles. 141
loome snd M asathinra. maaafactura
ginghams. sheet lags, iktv.ou. hos.ery.
warps aad yarns.
Rutherford Poor cotton mill*, oper
ating ItUW spiadlea, 2.476 liioai and
M machine*, manufacture sheet.aga
print goods, warps and yarns.
Scotland -Three cotton m.lla #prt!-
iag SO.OOO spindles. uannfactute yarn*.
Staaly—Four cotton and t«o kn !-
ting milto. ope rat.«g 41.194 tpiailes
aad 300 aarhiMi. mannta-ture yarna.
clothes line*. etc.
Surry—Focr cotton and two wcolen
milts, operating 11.030 spin lie*. 113
looms and two machine*, manufacture
blankets. Aannela. jeaaa. warpa and
t'a on— Tmo cotton mllla operant.]
13,220 ap.ndle*. manufacture yarns.
Vance—Two cotton Mid oae knltt n*
mill, operating 25.260 spiadles. 2\M
looms aad 107 machines, manufacture
abeetlags. yarns aad uadf-rwear.
Wake—Five cotton and two kaitt ag
mills, operating 40.490 sp.nilfs. 7C4
looma aad M machines. maaufa- ture
gingama colored gooda. yarna and
Wayne—Two cotton mills, ope rat n
-9.000 spindle* snd 70 looms, uunjfac
tare sheetings sad yarns.
Wilson— On* cotton mill, operating
C.OSO spindle*, manufacture yarna
Washington. Special.—la the prcneet
oplaioa of tbe oAMala here. P.-ealdeat
Roosevelt cannot arrept any p. - »at
from cither Emperor William cv Pr.a e
Henry wit boat authority from Coa
gnna Aa examination of the pre--
dewta la said to diaclas« the fact thit
while la stany instances. President*
peorently received presents fioa
abroad, they never have retained then
except by express aut "acr.tr coaferrat
by Congress. In other wher» ib 4
gifts hare been drpwlt d by the Pre*-
•dent have art be-a returned, the prcs
enta la tbe Departcnt of Hlalo or in
the Smithsonian laiti'.utv
Eai rnsfUffl Special,—The Identi
ty of a middle-aeed. richly dreajcl w».
toaa who cosnmittei la Stoci*
toa. OB Friday night, has Imp eClS
liabed by frifrfc **> s « f'lj. Sb« ir»
Mrs. Hammond Mo-i.-. o. New Vwk
city the wltor* of Colonel llmsoai
HOT (, an otCr rr at the Confederate
amir, whs aettlod la New Tort ab rly
after the civtl war. She nn« to Si
Frmriaco Iraa Gua'emala lu! May li
the COCK of a lot R around the world,
which the beyaa three yean ago aad
which had Jjst b--n concluded. The
ca— of her aaiclde la aakaowa.
Brief neat ion.
MM Agnes Ingl'.s. n sophomore stu
dent la Ike CalveTSily of Nkiinii at
Aaa Arbor. caaaliM nitldc Hon lay.
She Is a daujchtrr of Dr. David tngl.r,
a prominent pkjtlria* of Detroit.
Admirals Etui sad Tayhtr. Captain
Clark sad Commander Wainwri;ht.
tal a conference with the Prraiiew
M the matter of the appeal of Admiral
Be" '.'.J IMB the cosrt of inquiry's Oad
lagn. It Is Mt thought that the Presi
dent's saswer arlll be ready for MM
ftscs la Sontk Africa.
I nadns By Cable.— The Brttleh re
ply to the aote la regard to bringing
■bost peace to South Africa, was dis
patched Friday to The Hague. The con
tents of tke aote are kept stirctly se
cret. as tke list publication of the text
In to be midi la Parliament.
Monday. February J. Great Britain's
reply is not la the nature of direct neg
ative. tfcc---rh it Is not unlikely that It
wtO kave that elect. While Lord Lans
downe probably win leave s loophole
for farther suggestions, he doubts the
nktUty of tke Boer delegates to control
their fbDow eoanprsen
Tke anmker of Pi mirt—t Chrtatlaas
In ladla aad Crjrlon has in IS years
grown from MM to TU,fitl—nearly
Vary DepartaeatHes Aisvcr It Ike
Appeal «f Scfcky.
OBJECTIONS T3 IIS STATEMENTS
The Other SMeof the Qacstlea Prr
scatcd to the l*ie«*dcat By ttaa
>a»y mpa '"**** *oaasrL
has received the comment* & itJ«
Advocate Lrmly aad his aasiaUat. S.
P. Ilwaa. «a Admiral Schley's appeal.
It was tron*aJi(te4 by »ote throngh
Secretary Long of the HM*f Depart
ment. to whom it waa referred fifr tM
The raameiti of the Jndge Advocate
aad k:s ass.stsflt makes sixteen printed
pages. Admiral fV-h ley's rfrtrt Is hotly
astallM and the argument attempts tP
ahow that «n« not in comauod
at Saatiago. but that SuUjiHl waa
Much of t v • evidence of the court u
Mqnl'r la reviewed, especially that
part relating 14 e.enala la the battle of
Saatiago. The Navy C'jlSrliMsfs re
view of the appeal aaya la part:
"la the appeal before you the appli
cant and bit -»un*«l have ahlfled their
ground. The feotnre* M Ike east that
chiefly occupied the attention tl the
court daring the forty days of its sit
ting aad to which the great mass of the
testimonj 1 aidwel felatea. were:
"1. The retrograde jB«M»«sl
~Z Disobedience of orders,
i "1. Inaccurate aad misleading official
"4 Fallare to destroy vessels of the
enemy lying within sight: snd
~S. Injustice to a brother officer.
"I'poa sll the above named features,
believed by as to be the must Import
ant. if not the only really Important
matters into which the court mad* in
quiry. the conduct of Admiral Schley
was rondemned by that most -listlß-
Kuished ir.bunal Admiral Dewey an 1
Rear Admirals Itenham an I fUms.ty
united in their findings anJ opinio#
upon all of these several prints, e« I
they rnlted also In the sign'.Brant re>
oamendation that no further pror.-ed
inrs be hal "in view of the |en;hth of
time which has elapsed since '.he i«c -nr
en-e of the rVeats of the Santiago cam
' The applicant an! hla counsel, ig
noring nil these grave matter*, mw ap
peal to yoa—before taking up an en
tirely new matter whkb "as not in the
rise —for yorr tetlon itp-n eerta n
minor aad comparatively unimportant
features wiilcli were in the case. They
••>ceiry diutjrinefc In the squadron's
iar,v.-nr.rnt to Cicnfitcgos and after
wan!* to Smtiaro: failure while at
Clenfuegos to take any adequate steps
to »a-ertaln the whereabouts of the
Spanish fleet, nnd tbe effectiveness of
f.e blockade* maintained at Clenfue K .n
-Tbe i-embers of tbe court differed
their opinion respecting these points,
whleh nrf obvioi'aly of minor aigo.fl
can e as eotnpiT'd arlth the grave-r ra
ters above set forth upon which there
was not and. In the face of the tcs:l
mor y. could not have been any differ
ence of opinion In the court.
"Certain erroneous statement*. If !n
--advertent. yet none the lesa ciiislead
ing. appear In the appeal.
"Approval of Admiral Hewey's ex
prfM'on of opinion up.»n the quest.oa
of eaaiinand invoivea two points:
"Klr»t. Was Camtnodore Schley in
'absol .te' command during the battle
of July S?
"Srrond, and quite a different pro
position. Is he "entllled to the credit
dcf' for the victory?
"The Brit I»:nt Is purely a techa'.eal
one. where we hsv? the rase of a run
nine Ugh!. covering a dfttance of at»t
forty mil"?, and the question it affe-t
--ed by the aaval practice of reading
distant iMpi by repeating signals.
* "I'pjn the second point, whether
Commodore Schley is entitled to the
rredit for winning that bittle. the tes
timony from himself and bis main wit
ness Is sa conclusive as to give ao
do-ibt- In the course of the proceedings
before the court of Inquiry, every pro?
: _ i-ts support the contention that
Com mo lore Schley did lo
achieve the vlriorv br Issitnr orders
aa commanding officer of the Ameri
can fleet was removed. The plain truth
was for the llret time revealed that
Commodore Schley did not exercise
command on that day over any -hip
rnept. to some extent, hla own i«-
-The contention that the magalffcent
work of the Oregon or any part of It
was under orders of the Broosl} n. or
that the Oregon received snd obeyed
even a sigale order from Commodore
S- hley from the time 'be Bpanlah ships
were sighted to the time of the surren
der of the C»lon. which surrender may
fairly be taken as the close of the Mt
tle. meat be abandoned: and with It
roes the last peg upon which to bang
the pretense of a claim that during tie
battle of Santiago Commodore S-hley
effectively exercised any of the func
tions of a commander In chief.
-The weight of testimony Is to «"•
effect that the commodore controllel
the rrovements of hla ffa?sh'p. the
Brooklyn, well, with the exception of
the loop. But It also shows, not nega
tively. but affirmatively aßd beyond
question, that he did not control the
operations of the neet In general on
that day. -
"All this la established, no* by theo
retical dedaction or expert or iswpfrt
opinion, hat by direct, positive. «Bi»-
neached and unlmeaehable testimony,
given under oath by the admirals
•brothers In arms." The pagea of the
record upon whicb lW' Uilliifliy ®
ilij i I"* are above cited. ——
-The plain truth of the matter, tkere
fore developed for the list time wader
quite la that so >Urm tta
Gloucester. lowa. Indiana. Texas aad
Oregon are eoneeraad. aot the strofcstf
a profiler Made. Mt the tow* U *
helm, not the firing of a S*ot. waa dace
ander the direction or by the orders or
Admiral Schley during thla baUle.
Visa A CdlFtOllSE.
Owcaa Cherry Tree Prspls Wart to
V«Ui|lN. SftdiL-Th* Amoi
Om Cfc«ny Tn* Cwpuy people are
for aa nrij iJJutnul of the.r
>Ok a desperation that ia
apparently barm of aa ardeat deslrc to
P*er«M the nha'ii oa of their rasa
to roarta. Their latest mare, which
had for its ohjret aa laaejlite com
proaaise. was Made ia this city Monday
•""*** Tha raapnalae propoait an
•aa submitted to IKstriet Attorney
Holloa by Seaator riltehard aad IS. J.
*«tot aejs for the defcadan«*.
_ - importaat provision of the
was anhmltted In
** V* *>-
feadaats waaU pa, ~eee W ,rmy
at daiasaats all the faads !M «*»•
#•*? M has aa haai. about *3o.oft
Mr. Hdliril Na thea. according to th?
terms of the c>a|HtiW, IO ao to the
Altorarr Geaeral ia compaff* with the
attonurs aad aeqaiesre ia the prdflo#-
H Pttl«meat. The district attorney ite
ciiaeJ to entertain Cor a moment any
farm of compromise. and. suiting his
aci'kff •• his words Holloa left Mon
day night tor fM*f. where he will
personally coadoct lat Pesascution.
whea several of the casts are ov
f* pr»t»mlaary heariag be.'ore a
fatted Ssa lff *aa*ilaaioaer. Two or
the tarorporatlors of .t* eaweera. Ki'T
Thoa Bright aad his daughter. #ill not
%e t.ws a hearing unlll the 11th Inst,
la JaclM «aaiy. Oae other arrest Is
yet to be made, aft it aaw seems that
all of the case*, about fftrtH In aum
har. will mtiiahr he taken ap for trial
it A* Jim term of court in Char
lotte. The (MVlmam punishment is
|SM tar aad IS maalkr Imprisonment,
aad It la thla ponishmeat that the de
fendant* are aow facias, aa all at
tempts at compromise have met with
A Nashville. Tean. special Rive* an
amui of lie r»pfj»iiHi indrrfil Ad*
mtral at thit place aa follows
After a IUBVT of iperrhfi, John
T. oa briilt of lie Nash
•ill* coaftclla of the Royal Arcanum,
presented fa tke aJailral the Jewel of
Ike past mnt lif wit", la accept
ing Adm'rtl ytUfy said:
'Mr Chairman. My Brothers of the
Kara! Amiga ?j| Vy Very IVa' anl
Sweet ni'idi Thf welcome you b.we
accorded me la earning Into vmr
■ldat has K.rrnl dip almost bpyoml
the posrr of wc:' •to Bay. I 'ea!Ue
•aa that not oaehaif had bt«. told
me of f}jr IllsmitaliV lave and hospi
tality. I katC rrarls(tfl that the h.ime
of Crockett and Jrlu;n aod Polk and
Famtnt eacld not be oih'rai* thin
■•tft aad hospitable. And you have. I
think. In )->ur pmtat estimable (bv
ernor and his beaitlftil wife, flt repre
mal.vft of iht sobV men aad wouu n
of the Tnsrssre of old.
"My Brolbe's of the Royal Arcanum,
Tola gift cornea n unexpectedly thit
It almost paralyzes my tongue. 1 had
no eaperlatloa of *ueh a gift, but It
docs not teoaire anything to mako m«
lore and rrawtn that the members
of thin order are my tiro'.hers
"I belong to a pro.'ession which has
dene everything that has hallen;eu
fear. In war. the history of which vou
all know. I tried to do my duty. Dut
often we have waked to the flag aud
found the anawer there.
••Bat when the order cam- to come
borne, the order was then. 'Up aniliol.
boys, for G«*l"a country.' and it was
bat a few' moments until the an. hor
was at the bow and this ahip started
for the fairest country on Cod a green
He then paid a beautiful tribute to
the *'f of the natioa. telling haw that
oa board ship when the flag is Ukin
down. It Is never allowed to tourh the
deck but It is carefully aifjßir and
folded la the air aad laid carefully
away. "That." he said. "Is what we
think of the flag " —-
"I want merely; to say that my
habit has bns heretofore to address
my andiene-s through the trumpet. 1
am sot used to addressing audiencea
of tola size aad I get what Is known
u ataxe fright. But I ran only thank
you for the welcome which you have
gtvea me aad for the love you have
shown, which will go with roe all
(lipijl life as oaa of its beat and
The band played "Dixie" again, and
the admiral had hardly taken his seat
aatll he had to rise a train to greet the
shouts aad cheers. At 6 o'clock. Ad
mlral and Mrs. Schley dined qiiletlv
with Major and Mrs. E. B.B«alman
at the letter's residence In Vauxhall
place and proceeded from there to
the University Club, where Major and
Mrs. StaWmaa entertained in their
honor The affair was on a magnifl
eent scale and at its conclusion the
distinguished visitors formally took
laave of Xaahville.
Death of Premium! Man.
JIMI nr. TARTS of Boston. Haas..
PiMkant. N C, died at the Utter
plm Sunday Bight at 9; 13 o'clock. Th»
■en case la tc>grams and letters to
MeD. Witkiea. Esq.. and J. W. Wad*
worth'a Sou. of Charlotte, all of whom
km bif'ara int rcsts at Plnehurst.
The death of Mr. Tafia was sadden ari l
aaeapeetcd. It occurred at the Hotel
Carolina after an illness of less than
aa hoar. He had been about town
nearly all day aad after supper Sunday
night riaitcd the music roam, com
plaieiag of a paia in kla stomach, he
retired to kia room and esplrcd at 9:15
•'clock of scale iadlgeatlon aad chol
Died of Heart Trouble 7
Waahlagtoa. Special— Secretary Lot?
kaa mdwd a. telegram announcir.-;
that Rear Ada Ural Uwli A. Kimberiy,
D.S.N, retired, died at West Newtoa.
Xaaa.. this mom tec Admiral Kimber
iy mas wkimd for aenrfea on tba
Hrklsy Matt «( inquiry, bat waa com
pelled to d*Uae oa account of ill
kealtb. heart troublo waa the cause of
rmiwjr William of Gerau; Is for
tjr-thrc: years old.
Congrosmaa Minefield, of Maine.
Ulkt nearly 300 worda a minute.
Andrew Carnegie lias made a second
rift of $300,000 lo Cooper Union. New
Prince Ilenry has bought fifty pres
ents to distribute cn til visit to tlio
Theodore Roosevelt Is th: third nar
raru graduate to bcouie President of
the United States.
Professor Kdmund J. James, of th?
University of Chicago, ha a been elect
ed PrcaiOcnt of tltc Northwestern Uni
near-Admiral W. IC. Van Reypen,
SurgeonCeneral of the Nary, haa been
placed on the retired list after forty
Marconi, the wireless telegraphy In
haa lieen decorated by Klnj
of Italy with the Or
der of HI « d 8t - La"n«.
Ixinl Roseliery has ""T e '»
on which he la now ent'lfM *
tjo Cnlsliiug touches. It la
that it Will be published in the antuillM.
Sir Alfred L. Jones, of 1-lverpool.
England. Is the largest Individual ship
owner In Great Britain, hla Aral's ton
nage now amounting to over 400,000.
He la a bachelor of IL'ly-Gvo and Is a
Countess von Wsldersce. answering
ri Inquiry regarding the projected t;lp
ot Field Marshal von Waldersce and
fcorseif to the United States, rays:
**U'« both hope to go to the Called
States In AWll. but natliinj has yet
Judgo John If. Reagan, of A "■tin.
Tex., has Dually retired from politic*
after half a eeninrjr of service. He
was I'ostmaster-General and Secretary
of the Treasury in the Confederate
Cabinet, and was father of th: Inter
aula Commerce law. - 4 -
Work cf Virginia Convention.
Richmond. Special.—'The constitu
tional convention did a good lay's
work Friday. The chairman announced
the appointment of Messrs. Watson
and Meredith aa additional members or
the committee of Anal revision. The re
port of the committee on agriculture
waa adopted with aomc additlona. the
most slgnlflrsnt being that making the
Commissioner of Agriculture elected by
the people, snd fixing the term of of
fices at four years. Another was that
striking out the additional members of
the board or agriculture and leaving it
constituted as at present, except that
the president of the Virginia Polytech
nic Institute shall be a member of it.
The fiddles Captured.
Pittsburg. Special.—Edward Blddlc
In jail, dying, and his brother riddled
with burhshot and In precarious con
dition. and Mrs. ePter K. Sottel dying
In the hospital with a bullet wound In
the breast. Is the sequel of the sensa
tional escape of the Blddle brothers
from the Allegheny county Jail, by the
assistance of Mrs. Warden Soffel. The
atory of the close of the Biddle tragedy
which came at 7: IS Friday afternoon,
la a thrilling one.
, Military Appreprlat'ons.
Washlniftan. Special —Tho military
appropriation bill has been practically
completed by the house committee cn
military alTaira and Chairman Hull
will-report It as soon ss ho returns
from a trip to lowa, which he Is abo ?t
to tske. The bill carries approximately
$91,000,000. which is about 110,000.000,
below tne estimates and about $26,600,-
000 below the appropriation last year.
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A pathetic lnstanco of affection that
•wild confront death rather than sep
aration from loved ones was that eC
Martha Ruasell, who a short time age
died of starvation. She waa the
mother of tour small children, and, af
ter being assisted for more titan two
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