BAPTISTS GO TO
RALEIGH 111 1914
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STATE CONVENTION PASBEB IN
TO HIBTORV AFTER BUBY
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CARTER TO PREACH ANNUAL
No Special Features or Speaker* But
Thoroughly Imbued With Spirit All
Work Together Aa One Man ®nd'
Make Great Convention.
Shelby. —The Baptist State Conven
tion passed Into history, after select?
lag Raleigh as the meeting place for
# the convention of 1914, and naming
Rev.»,E. T. Carter, D. D., of Newborn j
to preach the annual sermon, with
Rev. G. T. Lumpkin of Oxford as alter
nate. i' i
In a business sense, this Comen
tlon- will be recorded as one of th«>
best In years The delegates came
.here to settle the "King's affair."
No one speaker stands out as the
feature of the, Convention as been
the •custom, with the possible excep
tion V)f Dc. J. H. Oembrell of Texas.
:Bul without the aid of these greHt
orators, the "ordinary" delegate#
have entered into their Work with a
heart and soul thoroughly Imbued with
the spirit of the occasion and have
worked together as one man. The
Shelby Convention has missed the
presence of the great leadeja like Dr. I
R. J. WUltngham, Dr. S. J. l'orter and
• others, who have in yeurs past sway
ed tlie delegates with "their magnetic
speaking powers, yet great "inside"
work has been dohe.
After the devotional services, Pres
ident Durham called for t lie report ou
Chawali College, a member of the
church's correlated system of schools,
which was a review of the past year's
work; made by tlie board of trustees,
which was rnail by Secretary Brewer
In the absence of the committee chair
Rev. W. C. Barrett, pastor of the
First Baptist church of Gastonia,
stirred matters up by protesting
certain school reports and ordering
them adopted without giving the mem
bers of the Convention an opportunity
or objecting to Unreport or any fea
tures of It. should the occasion be-
7 me Necessary.
"We must simplify this phase ofi
our wirk,' and you just -as well get
in your hajids. It must he done
and I am going to keep after It tin-1
til something Is done along this line."'
said Mr. liarrett. The matter wa\ l
finally dropped without any action j
after many expressions of similar I
• opinions ,by other delegates, but Mr.
Barrett served notice he will call it |
up probably at the Italelgh Convention. !
After passing a resolution thanking,
the people of Shelly for their hos
pitality" during the kesslrins, singing
of "Grtd Be With: You 'Till We Meet
Again" and benediction, tlie Baptist.
, State Convention' of 1913 was no
* more,, , •
Seaboard Doctors Next u at Goldsboro.
Special fronj^Norfolk says the Sea
board Medical' Society of Virginia, and
North Carolina recently selected
Goldsboro, N. C:, us its next place of
meeting, and elected the following of
ficers: President, Dr J It Barker,
Goldsboto,. X. ('.; first vice president;
Dr. U. K. Vandersllce, Phoebus, Va.;"
second vice president. Dr. C. F. (Jrir
tin, Wlnton, N. ('.; third vice presi
• dent, Dr. I! K. Whitehead, Kempsville,
•Va.; fourtli vice president, Dr. W. J.
Harrell, Aulander, N T . C.; secretary,
Dr. Clarence Porter • Jones, Newport
News, Va.--:'- treasurer, Dr. George A.
, CatolA, Newbern, N. C.
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Refuses New York Requisition.
A plea that Miss Annie Dave'a(jitep
father In XeW'Yofk was attempting to
force her to marry a man who had
agreed to pay htm *4OO for compelling
her to become hit) wife, and that she
Induced Amen Hpwey, her real sweet
heart* jo run "with 'and marry
her, constrained Acting Governor
Daughtrldge to reltiee to honor requl
aition paperß from' Governor Glenn of
New York for Howey. Governor
Daughtrldge heard the case recently.
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Newbern Postoffice Affair.
~-The postoffice Inspector who came
from Washington to Newbern to look
Into the office there has reported. His
report indicates Incompetent and In
different service on the part of former
Paatom aster J. S. Basnight. Four
ministers of Newbern churches, speak
ing as Democrats, have protested to
the President against the removal of
Representative Faison, who
conducted the fight against Basnight,
Is going after other Republicans In his
di&trict. He may ask for the resigna
tion ot the assistant postmaster.
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* E. L. Mize Geta Pardon.
.. Acting Governor Daughtrldge par
doned Ernest L. Mize from the re
mainder of a sentence for selling
whiskey. Mi/.e paid a $250 fine. and
elected to be banished from the state
rather than have a two-years sentence
to the roads. He has lived In Danville
Bince the sentence in-1912.;"He i«,in
~tb* last stages of tuberculosis now and
Wante to die amopg his people in Dav
idaon county. His wife and children
are with him. In poverty, and the wife
to anxious to Come back to her people
In Davidson and bring her husband.
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STATE HOSPITAL'S SEPORT
Patients Now Cared For is .1,366;
More Room is Needed Bays Ysarly
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Raleigh,—R. R. Clark of Statesville,
who Is a member of the Board of Di
rectors of the State Hospital at Mor
gantoh and. secretarju. to the board, at
tended the meeting of the Executive
Committee at the hospital and the reg
ular meeting of the board there re
cently. With two there
was a full attendance of the Hre«tt>>s.
A. E. Tate of High Point was present
at the meeting of the Executive Cotn-„
mlttee, but had to leave for Wash
ington before' the -regular- hoard meet- .
ing. Dr. L. N. Glpnn of Gastonia, re
cently appointed as a member of the
board to succeed Mr. J. W. Noell of
Roxboro, wttp the only absentee. .
Charles !. iftatlieson of Taylorsvllle,
recently appointed to succeed J. G.
Hall of Lenoir, deceased, took the oath
of office. ~.." .
The feature of the meeting was th&
report of Sirpt. John McCanipbell for
the year ending November 30. The
report shows that the number of pa
tients in the hospital at
ning of the .year was 1,830, of-which
763 were women and £t>7 men. Dur
ing the year there have beep admit
ted to the institution ,91 mey anJ. 97
women, a total of 188; totaJ under
treatment, 1,6.18; discharged op recov
ered, 27 men and 25 Women; (discharg
ed as improved, 17 men and lfe Women; j
one man was discharged not ImpwwrfMl j
and two men. were discharged us not
insane, while "no)her wa's..transferred —
'• Italelgh.' During llie, year pa
tients died—3l men and women —
leaking a total removal of 153, 79' men )
and 74 women. Remaining NoVertibeV j
."0, 1913, 579 men and 7bs wothen', a
total of 1,3015. • •
The death rate for the year was
very small compared with similar in
stitutions anil the _ .recovery rato,
'Vhich Is 27.fi per cent, based rtn the
number of admissions, is a very fa
vorable showing. The general health
of the patients is good and no seri j
otis accident has occurred during the
The great demand for admission of
patients to the hospital Is unabated,
It having been necessary to deny the
admission of 162 applicants during
the year on account of a laclfof room.
The Legislature appropriated $50,00(1
last winter for an additional build
ing and ground has been broken for j
the receiving building, for women - but |
there Is delay in the \york. because |
the money appropriated Is not avail
able. '£|je . building Will hardly' be
ready for occupancy before nerft sum- j
Tlin vacancies In the hospital ciuif I
ed by death or discharge do not begin j
to keep pnoe with the applications i
for admission and the management of '
the hospital and the 'directors must >
constantly hear distressing appeals'
which they are powerless to heed be j
cause of the lack of room.
Buy 425,517 Acres Land.
Spe lal Iron) Washington the
sl(>i>-rt»porti'd to Congress recently i
that during.the pust fiscal year it had >
approved for pun protection I
of wnterslierfs of navigable streams un
der the Appalachian projects, tracts |
•iggCc-Aating 425,717 acr«>s This makes I
the total area of lands approved by j
the commission so far 713,415 acres, !
averaging in price $5.07 an acre.
Payments of s72.'i,ti,s7 for '103,186 |
acres were made during the year. The I
amount required for thy remainder-of j
the hinds approved for purchase is 1
approximately $2,894,857. The lauds I
a quired and in process of aciiuisilinii j
are In Mainff, '.\ew Nunipshlre, \'ir- |
ginla, Tennessee, the CnrOlinas,' Geo
gia and Maryland. ' •'
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J. R. Young Taf&s InsJrarrce. |
JM New York Special says absolute
and desi'Otic. strj^rvision of insurance
cqjWPunles by tlie Various states, or
"state insurance" pure and simple,
wjjl ensue if mere state regulation
fafls, declared James R. Young, of
Raleigh, N. C., president of the Nation
al Convention of Insurance Commis
sioners, in an address here recently,
Mr. -V oung -epoke before the annual
meeting of the association of life In
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Seek Postoffice at China Grave.
Svecial from Washington says: If
the people of Rowan. Cabarrus and
Meiklenburg counties hear an unufcua!
sound any time within the next few
weeks they • need not become fiflght
ened. for It will be nothing more nor
less than the roar of battle at China
Grove where H. G. Peeler. G. G. Black
welder and P. A. Sloop have locked
horns over'the postoffice, which will
soon be elevated to the presidential
class. Clarence G. Heilig and Jno
B. McAlister are running nip and tuck
fo rthe, Mount Pleasant Epstoffice.
Hammer Has Been Battered.
A Washington report says: The
monkey wrench that Henry A. Page
threw in WC. Hammer's running
gear Is Still there, and it will require
a good ,16ng pull to get it out. Senator
Overman will get it out, for he has the
ability to do it, but the scars it made
will be there until Mr. Hammer goes
out. The attorney general does not
think that Mr. Hammer should be die
trlct attorney. He has practically
said as much to Senator Simmons and
Overman, who say Mr. Hammer will
be appointed. >
THE ENTERPRISE, WILUAMBTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
BY GUNBOAT Fll
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HUERTA'B LITTLE WARSHIPS
WITH MACHINE GUNS MOW
ED DOWN REBELS.
MANY BODIES LEFT ON FIELD
Wh.ftn Rebels * Retreated They Took
Twenty-five Locomotive* and
Hundred* of Care.
Mexico City.—The rebels failed In
their & Hack on Tulrt pTco nnd~ have"
Withdrawn some distance from the
Messages reaching here fully corrob
orate the war office report of the reb
el'defeat ,an a result of a heavy and
sustained bombardment by two fed
oral gunboats and Held artillery. They
do not, however, bear out the Idea
of a rout. .
• In possession of the railroad yards
.throughout the battle, the rebels,
when they wered riven off, remained
sufficiently cool In the face of the
furious fire to tak« away with tlieu.
every locomotive and most of the roll
According to the. federal report KOO
rebels were killed before they could>
get out of rangeftyahd this proba'bb
• would mean many other hundreds
wounded and left behind.
u It Is regarded here as probable ths.t
(he relief of Tampico is only tempo
• rtfry and that before many days (lie
rebels will resume the attack in gn at
er numbers, although the three days'
'battle has materially ,cut down their
'supply of ammunition, Reports that
reached here do not Indicate that the
property loss as a result of the fight
ing has been large.
Whether the -rebels,/ under General
Mlanco now at Victoria decide to-re
new the attack upin Tampico or direct
their efforts against Monterey, they
will ba able to move men and war
material much more expeditiously in
the next venture, since "as a result of
the engagements about Tampico they
now have in their possession 23 loco
motives and several hundred cars,
many of them loaded with construc
tion material and other supplies.
FREE FOOD SWELL IMPORTS
Removal of Tariff Has Opened New
Supplies of Foodstuff*.
Washington.—Foodstuffs coming In
free of duty under the new tariff bill
are swelling the total of imports Into
the United States. Increase in ex
ports and decrease in imports for the
first four mouths, of the present lin
eal year, as compared with the same
period last year, was shown in statis
tics made public by the department
Kxports this year have amounted to
ss:is.y!l4,Bs:?, against $771,041,792. for
the' Unit four months last year. The
Imports ,figures were $580,677,1)62
"There can be no Ihferenhe drawn,
from these hni'd facts," said SecrGta- '
ry Redtleld, "that is not both encour
aging and complimentary to Ameri
can industrty. The flooding of our
markets with alleged cheap wares of
Europe I*! s not happened. On tffe oth
er hand, the growth of exports is
both surprising and eueouraglhg. Do
tails df' importation of foodstuffs on
which the removed or re
"It Is of course ijnich too soon to
i state any definite results under the
|:nfcw revenue laws,'! continued the sec
1 rftary, "yet It will bo well to open
j nt'w supplies of food, that unquentlon
aply, has been f» result.
I 1 "fif 1 cattle, which now enter free of
: duty, the nuSnber imported in Octo
i ber wrts 130,639 agaUuU 27,696 itt Oc-
Ktiiber, 1912; of aheep, the num
j her was 26,0:15, against 3,466. Of
I fhesh beef the imports during Octo
ber were 5;677,4til pounds,
"Of corn, which enters free of duty
under the new law, the Importations
In October, 1913, were 475, 250 bush'
els, against 226,471 in October last
year. Fish .shows material Increase In
Importations. . Onlonp, on which the
rate of duty was reduced one-half,
show importations of 120,48? bushel*
in October, 1913, against bush
els in October, 1912." f
Kills Mother About His Coffee.
Donaldsonville, La.—Because his
aged mother did not respond prompt
ly to his request for a cup of coffee,
Paul Falcon arose from the supper
table, went into the next room and
shot her'through the head. MTB. Fal
con died almost instantly. The fam
'ily reside on St. Emma plantation,
several miles from this place. Fal
con's half brother, Joha Ragas, had
returned from work and asked tor a
changfe of clothes. She was comply
ing with Rangas' request when she
was shot down,
Great Britain Fears Rebellibn in India
London. —The llritisb and Indian
governments are seriously concerned,
over recent occurrences in south Af
rica arising out of what the East" In
dians consider discriminatory legisla
tion against them. An effort Is be
ing made to minimize the serousness
of the situation which was accompa
nied byua general strike of thousands
of East Indians In Nataland riots in
which several were killed. The gov
ernment's influence has been suffi
cient to Induce the press of the coun
try to print only favorable news.
ONE REASON FOR LATE XMAS SHOPPING
MEXICAN ELECTIONS VOID
HUERTA CONGRESS CALLS NEW
ELECTIONS FOR NEXT
Unless the Rebels Throw Him Out,
the Dictator Will Remain
■ in Power.
Mexico City. The Mexican con
gress nullified the recent presidential
elections New elections are called
for next. July.
Congress, according to this action,
expects General lluerta to remain In
the presldjlpcy for at least seven
the pretfKTency for at least seven
months more; and If the time neces
sary for the selection and Installation
of his successor Is taken Into con
sideration, It will he well towards the
end of September, next year, before
he yields his power to another.
In voting that the recent presiden
tial election was null, the deputies
decided to fix the first Sunday In
July. 15)14, as the date for .the new
election. They also confirmed the po
sition of General lluerta as provision
al president until then.
The action of the deputies was ac
companied by no debate. The commlt
toij'M report was approved without a
dissenting vote as rapidly as the arti
cles could be read.
The measures' taken also provide
for the eleetifcn of a new congress
since the one elected to take the.
place of flint dissolved by lluerta is to
serve out an unexpired term which
Should terminate September 15.
Although there were no dissenting
votes In the cfiamher on. the commit
tee report, it was noted that the
Catholic deputies absented themselves
from the session.
"DRYS" STORM THE CAPITOL
Mighty Prohibition Demonstration in
) Washington. j>
Washington. Prohibition forces
from all over the country gather
ed In Washington for a dem
onstration before the national capital.
More than two thousand men and
women, representing the Anti-Saloon
.League of America and the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, march
ed In separate bodies to the capitol,
bearing petitions demanding that na
tional prohibition be effected by con
Disagreement as to the part each
orgnnlsiatlon should play In the pre
sentation of the petitions threatened
were to cause a sprit, In the temper
ance forces, but all differences were
smoothed out. As a result, the
mlttee of one thousand men, repre
senting the Anti-Saloon League forces,
were received at the capitol first, af
ter which they withdrew and the wom
en made their plea.
Federal Ownership of Wire Lines.
nary to government ownership of tele
graph and long distance telephone
lines, or both, may be introduced in
the annual postoffice appropriation
bill soon to be reported tot he house.
Representative Moon of Tennessee
and Postmaster General Burlesou have
been conferring on the subject, and
they are expected to reach a final
agreement as to the form the pro
posed legislation should take. Exper
iments in the ownership of railway
mail cars have been provided for.
To Btop "Pistol Toting."
Washington.—An amendment to the
Federal constitution to permit con
gress and the states to regulate the
practice of "pistol toting," was offer
ed in ' the house by Representative
Frank Park of Georgia. Judge Park
predicted that tfie amendment Would
receive the overwhelmingtipproval of
congress and the stated. He said his
experience on the bench had convinc
ed him that the evil of pistol toting
was directly responsible for a large
percentage of the homical records of
the United States,
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IN ANNUAL REPORT WAR SECRE
TARY FAVORS RESERVE
Proper Organization Necessary for!
" .United States Recognition
first annual report to the president, as
head of the war department, makes no
jCet'ommendatloiiH for the generally ex-,
pected rearrangement of army posts
to distribute troops in mobile utiits.
The secretary says that other things
of immediate importance, "particular
ly an adequate supply of field artillo-'
ry," will postpone his recommenda
tions to congress, but in the meantime
the troops will be garrisoned in as
practical a manner for mobilization as
Mr. Garrison discusses the militia at
some length. He, says, in part t
"Tile national importance-of a re
serve system for the organized militia
cang.ot~.be questioned, r The minimum
strength at which militia organiza
tions are maintained in time of peace
will render necessary a great and im
mediate Increase in a national emerg
ency, and this fact demands the pres
ence of a system of reserves ' from
which trained men may be secured for
this increase. Without some such sys
tem, not only will- such Increase be
rendered exceedingly difficult, but
even when accomplished the efficlen-,
cy of the organizations will have been
reducrd to a minimum by the intro
duction of an untrained element dou
ble in number tlie trained personnel.
PLANNING TO CURB TRUSTS
Scope of Anti-Combine Legislation' D
efined at Conference.
Washington.—The scope of Presi
dent Wilson's program of anti trust
legislation became fairly well defined
at t'he end of a conference at the
white house between the president
and six Democratic members of the
house Judiciary committee, that is to
undertake the preparation of the ad
ministration bills. The measures to
be advanced for action at this session
will aim at the following results:
Definition of the „varlous forms of
monopoly and restraint of trade which,
would be "conclusively deemed" un
reasonable and hi violation of law.
Placing upon the defendant the bur
den of proof to show that thereis-mv
"unreasonable" restraint of trade. /
Prohibition of interlocking directo
rates between large corporations.
Establishment of an interstate trade
commlssslon to exercise regulatory
powers, make original investigations
and aid the courts In carrying out de
crees of dissolution of trusts.
Possible for Man to Earn Million.
New York.—Secretary of State Wil
liam J. Bryan. In speaking before the
clerical conference, of the New York
Federation of Churches on the subject
of "Fundamentals," declared It to be
his belief that "it Is possible for a
man really to earn $30,000 a year for
a life time of 33 1-3 years, or a million
dollars in a lifetime." Secretary Bry
an made this declaration in discussing
irian's relation to the society about
him, which, he said, was one of the
three things fundamental in human
Stops as Dividend Payer.
New York. —After an unbroken rec
ord of forty years as a dividend pay
er, the New York, New Haven and
; Hartford Railroad company finally has
been forced to the necessity of sus
pending further disbursements on its
157,000,000 of stock. This decision
■vas reached after a protracted" 4 meet
ing of the directors. It Is estimated
tftat nto less 'than- $40,000,000 of New
Haven stojk and bonds, as well as se
curities of affiliated companies and
real estate are held by savings banks.
IS CROP ESTIMATE
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*IRBT EBTIMATZ OF COTTONi
CROP MADE BY U. 8.
COMPARISONS ARE MADE
This Year's Crop Will Probab'y B«
the Most Valuable Ever Krjown
in the Country.
Washington.—The American cottoa
crop for the season of 1913-14 will
amount to bales of 500-
pounds (not intruding linters), 'ac
cording to the ftrst estimate made by
the government this year ft)rough th»-
crop reporting board, bureau of sta
tistics, department of agriculture, and
announced. This compares with 13y
703,421 bales of 500 pounds, exclusive
of linters, produced last year, when
the total crop inclusive of linters was
14,313,000 bales of 500 pounds; 15.-
692,701 bales in 1911, which, inelud-
Ing linters, amounted to 16,250.276
bales; ll.fiov.r.y) bales In 1910, which,
including lintern, amounted to l2 r
005.688 bales; 10,004.949 bales in 190&,
which, Including Hilars, amounted -to
13,587,306 bales, and \L107.179 t>al«e
In 1907, which, including
amounted to 11,375,461 baHs. The
average of the crops of 1907-11 was
12.331,047 bales, exclusive of linters.
A crop of 6,542.850,000 pounds of
coiton, not Including; lii.i.ers, wan pro
duced in the United Stales during
1913-14, the department of a.?ricul
tare announced. Tills fs the third in
[size, that of 1911, which amounte? 10
7,459,940,000 pounds, being t)je reoor»»
and that of last year, w:ieh 8.551.T10,-
000 pounds were grown, beinu second.
This year's crop probably will be the
moat valuable ever grown in the Unit
ed States. At the average farm value
of cotton on November 1", which was
13 cents a pound, it is worth $850,-
570,500 for the lint alone. To this
about $125,000,000 probably will bo
added by value of the seed and lin
ters. The previous most valuable
crop was that of 1910, which .was val
ued at $820,320,000 and with seed and
lint at $863,180,000.
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TAFT BACKS UP WILSON
Former President Say» Monroe Do©-
trine Must Be Upheld. v
New York, —"We are international
trustees of (he prosperity we have
and the power we enjoy, and we are
in duty bound to use them
is both -oivil and proper to help our
neighbors," declared former President
William H. Taft in a lecture before
the New JTfirk i'eace Society on the
Monroe doctrine, which, he held.
Should he continued in full force, des
pite the hostility to its expressed in
| "We cannot be too careful to avoid'
forcing our own ideas of government
on peoples, wlio, though favoring pop
ular government, have such different
ideas ajj to what constitutes It/
Ho alluded to criticism of the appli
cation of the Tloctr|ne as leading to
"intermeddling by our government in
the politics of the smaller countries
like San Domingo and the central
American republics," and that we are
exercising a protectorate of a direct
character over some of them. "What
we are doiiy? with respect to them,"
he continued, "is in tl\e interest of
civilization, and we ought to do it to
aid our neighboring governments,
whether the Monroe doctrine prevails
Florence, Italy.—"Mona-Lise," Leo
nardo I)a Vinci's great paintiug,.
which was stolen from the Louvre, in
Paris, more than two years ago, nas
been found. It is now in the
of the Italian authorities and wils be
returned to France. "Mona-Lisa," or
"La Joconde," as it is more popularly
Jytpwn, the most celebrated portrait
of a woman ever painted, has bf-en
the object of exhaustive search ih all
quarters of the globe. The mystery
of its abstractfon from the Louvre, it*
great intrinsic value and the strange
fascination of the smile of the wom
an it portrayed—Lisa Del Oiocond«—
have combined to keep ali7e interest
in its recovery.
Defender's Kiel Laid at Bristol.
Bristol, R. I.—Disregarding the old
time Bailors' superstition attaching Of
luck to Friday, the builders of the-
Vanderbllt syndicate yacht, which l»
to be a candidate for -the defense ©t
the America's tup, cast her keel on
that day. A little ceremony added in
terest to the casing of the keel when
Miss Agnes Herreshoff, daughter of
the designer, tossed into the melted
metal several bright new pennies.
The coins had been given her for the
purpose byXJorpelius Vanderbllt and
other members of the syndicate.
Admiral Stops Fight.
Mexico City.—Rear Admiral Fletch
er, commander of the American naiat
forces in Mexican waters, ordered fh?
rebels and. federals fighting Tam rt
co to cease firing, threatening to o;**jt
up on them with the guns .of the gun
boat Wheeling if his order was not
obeyed. Both sides complied with the
order. This information is contained
in a dispatch received by Sir Lionet.
Carden, the British minister, front
Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Crad
ock, of the British cruiser Berwint
which Is lying off Tampico.
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