COLUMBUS, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13. 1902.
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THE SAMPSON SIDE
Ftirltier Deyetopments in the Three-
OBJECTS TO SCHLEY'S STATEMENT
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That The Latter Was In Full Com
I mand When the Spanish Fleet Was
I Wshinton. Speclal.-E. S. Theall,
representing Btayton, CampbeU &
Theall, counsel for Rear Admiral Samp
W bave filed the following brief with
President Roosovelt, protesting against
the claim set up in Admiral Schley's
ippeal that he was in supreme com
nand during the battle off Santiago:
I "No argument will be submitted as
jo the volnnteered opinion of the pre
liding member of the court upon the
question of command at Santiago. , We
repeatedly applied for an opportunity
to present cviAen.ce upon this point to
the court, and our request was as often
refused, and we are confident that an
Attempt to jproduce an adverse Judg
ment where a hearing has been denied
ls so plain a violation of simple good
:f aith that has no chance of receiving
fyour approval. We were ready then
knd are still ready to produce much
evidenco which wfts..not off ered before
the court on this question. We are pre
tpared to show ihat the statement that
the New York, at the beginning of
the battle 'was out of sight of each
land every ship of the Wockaaiu
squadron but one' is inaccurate. ;
"We are ready to show that under
he navy regulations and the judicial
i interpretations thereof, Rear Admiral
t Sampson was during the battle In
iNcommand of every single vessel in the
I American line There is abundance of
'testimony available to show that froih'
the beginnnlng of the( battle every
American vomsel at Santiago was in
sight of the New York. There is evi
' dence1; at hand, both record and parol,
'to show that whenever the commander-in-chief
left the blockading line , in
front of Santiago, he hoisted the signal
disregard movements of commander-
In-chief proceeded to that point where
nnderj the regulations his Immediate
-command f the squadron ceased and
then s,gnalled to the next in rank to
take command; and that on the morn
ing of July 3, the commander-in-chief
had given instructions to have ready
(for hoisting the signal directing Com
modore Schley to assume command,
and that this signal was to be hoisted
when, under the regulations, the ap-(
pnate movement. arrived; that that
ich signal had not been hoisted when
te enemy ideavored ta escann frnm
From the Oregon, too, there is
available evidence to show that when
the first shot was fired the quarter-,
master of the Orogon, using the long
glass, could; from the position of 'that
vessel, near the centne of the line, read
the New York's battle signals then fly-4
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. "AH this evidence was rcadv to be
presented to the court of -inquiry and
was not admitted before the court', be
tause it refused to go into the question
of command. Rear Admirar Sampson
iaf never ohjectod-and does not now,
abject, to.any inquiry to determine the
question of command. He has;1 how
Tii claImet! that he was in command
Jt the. battle. As commander-in-chief
he has made his recommendations con
terninfe the promotions. He has been
fePS63 b7 the Exective and Ju-
lilSn?6 rtments of the Government
is oeing the accuracy of his reoorts
Wtloned. he be at leasf permitteu to
wSlene? e!ce - opposition., and
5rw!S IS? 5f0tb&r omzers to come
orward with the testimony they are
eady to give in hisbehalf 5 7
There is further an abundance or
ividence available to etablishTh? f abt
Aat what the- applicant now calls ?he'
complete and total failure ot the prear
ranged ojder of battle was due whfv
to hu own disobedience clSe orrs
?f the commander-in-chief t w-.
ders were to close In tad toS? thV
jnemy at the harbor's mouth Pr
Schley so unded the or!
J p Qobted that very aignal Ye?
Jhen he-saw the enemy aShW
that ,part of th if na J,U approaching
vessel Jie looped. He withdrew
om the battle formation;" left- a hole
4ich viterefe th the Texas!
hich would have stopped the gap and
sauced her to tack, thereby ging to
.which they availed themsXes-io ei-t-
. we have no desire to nrnihnv
tolral S??ml adverso to Ad.
m Lr2lihS by President
Haat hfl 5 Ji avy Department,
t- owa . ia ailmiral Sch it. . m
coin siaes oi me matter clear.
The President will consider the brief
in connection with Admiral Schley 'a
appeal and the N avy Department'
comment His decisllon in the Schley
case will not be made public' until af
ter his return from Charleston. '
Two Killed in Fire.
Horton, Kan., Special, Fire : in the
big car works of the Rock Island Rail
road Friday afterrioo a caused the'death
of two persons and the destruction of a
quarter of a million dollars worth of
property. The dead are: P. H. McKeon,
presiaent oi the board of education
and W. H. Davis, the oldest employe of
the car works.
Big Fire at Elbsrton, Qa.
Elberton, Ga., Special. Fire on
Sunday destroyed nearly all of the
business section of this place, doing
damage which is estimated at $100,-.
000. The fire at on 3 time threatened
the entire city. Among the firms burn
ed out are Stillwell and Govern, W.
H. Corley, T. J. Hilmes, E. B. Tate
and-Sons, two stores
; the Tate block,
E. Hudgins and
livery stables, of R.
M . H . Maxwell, their stock being
turned loose and no:" yet recaptured ;
T. W, Campbell, J. R. Mattox, Taber
and Almand, S. O. HJiwes, M. E. Max
well, Jos. Cohen, the T. M. Swift
block and the new plant of the South
ern Dell Telephone Company.
Desers Hanged. , f
Washington, Special.Two soldier
were undoubtedly hanged In the Phil
ippines Friday, in the execution of sen
tences imposed by military commis
sions by which they Were1 tried and
convicted of desertin g to the enemy.
Their names were Edmund A. Du
bose and Lee Russell, and both were
attached to Company E. of the Ninth
Cavalry, a negro regiment While their
company was operatingkagaInst the; in-'
surgents in the province of Albay, la
August last, the two men deserted
Four Children Burned.
Cumberland,"' Md., Special. At 5
o'clock Saturday morning, the farm
house of Wm. P. Robertson, about 29
miles east of here, oil the Maryland
side of the Potomac river, was entirely
destroyed by fire, and
four of the Rob
ertson children. Pearl,
Owen, Effie and
Joseph, the eldest aged 10 and the
youngest 4 years, were cremated. The
fire, which is thought to have started
from sparks t . from an open hearth,
spread so rapidly that Mr. and Mrs.
Robertson found all means of escape
Zone for the children, who were In the
" Telegraphic Sparks.
Asheviile (SpeciaD-j-A large textile
mill is to be established just below
Asheviile on the French .Broad river.
At a meeting here today the new com
pany was' formally organized and oper-
ations are expected to begin at an early
date. Both cotton and Woolen goods
will be manufactured. The "new plant ;
will be located near the W. T. -Weaver
Washington, Special Rear Admiral;
and Mrs. Schley arrived in Washington
today from thejr Southern- trip and
went at onee to their apartments in the
Richmond, The severe
cold from which
the , admiral has been
been ereatly improved.
Greensboro, (Special.) The new
building for the Practice and Observa
tion . School at -the State Normal nd
Industrial College at Greensboro, has
been named the Curry : Building as a
compliment' to Hon. J. L. M. Gurry , the;
agent "of the v Peabbdy Educational
Atlanta; Ga., Special. C. M. Cole and
Henry Reynolds were killed'and, G. W.,
White was seriously injured today by
the' breaking of a scaffold. They - were
uaintine the interior of a buiWing nrcy
feet from, the, ground. .
Pittsburg, Special. Mrs. Soffel,, who
aided in Jthe escape of , the Biddies and
was shot during v the battle which re
sulted in their capture "and ' death,
shows considerable Improvement today.
She is suffering more from mental dis
tress thfein from the wound, and it may
be a week or more before she can be.
renfoved ' t rom the Butler Hbipital to
the Pittsburg jail. Her husband, I ex
Warden iSoffel, has retained counsel
for": her defense,-hut siys he- does not.
want to see her, or nave any ?.9mmuni-
cation .with her in the
present such evidence, aa may
New Enterprises That Are Enriching
Our Favored Section.
An illustration of the possibilities p
industrial development in the South is
seen An the Slayden-Kirksey i Woolen
Mills of Waco, Texas. This institution,
wfiich: was Established in 1884, annual
ly consumes l,00t,0p0 pounds of wool;
which is obtained within a radius: of
150 miles of the city. This company
employs 600 operatives, and from the
raw product carries the wool through
to the finished garment, .making wors
teds, cassimeres and pants, which are
sold in twenty-one States, twenty-six
traveling men being employed for that
purpose. It is the boast of this com
pany that under one roof it carries its
work from the sheep to the finished
garment, having ' the necessary facili
ties and machinery for treating the
wool through all stages of preparation.
The steamship Cyclades cleared last
week from Savannah, Ga.-,f or Barcelona
and Genoa with 2012 tons of "highrgrade
Florida phosphate rock; valued at $20,-
120, with other cargo.
Carolina Northern Extensions. -The
Carolina" Northern Railroad, re
cently completed between Lumberton,
N. C, and: Marion, S. C a distance, of
forty-one . miles, it is reported, will
be considerably extended during the
present year. In" a' letter to the Manu
facturers' " Record Mr. Augustus Mel
ner, president of the company, wrote
that-an extension from Marion was in
contemplation. It is understood that
this extension ' will terminate at
Charleston, while another line will be
built between Lumberton and Fayette
ville, N. C, forming a new route be
tween Charleston and Fay etteville.
and connecting with ; the Carolina
Central division of fthe Seaboard Air
Line at Lumberton! . It has been re
ported that ; the j Carolina Northern
Railroad was c!osey; associated with
the Seaboard Air Line.: and teChar
leston" extension, if built,; would give
the latter another outlet at tidewater
The total length of the road, If thus
completed will be 175 miles, i ,
Textile Notes. ."
It Is proposed to organize a cottph
mlll company at Eutaw, Ala., and'B.
B. Barnes is interested.
Kersheede' Manufacturing Co. of
Hohenwald, Tennl, has erected an ad
ditional building to iU lace mill. .
W. P. Higgins, Columbus, O., is rte
ported as- to establish in Lexington
Ky., a carpet-cleaning and manufactur
It" is reported that Texas Coal & Fuel
Co. of Strawn, Texas, will build a large
cotton mill, to use Beaumont natural
oil as fuel.
Board of Trade at Wheeling, W. Va.,
is negotiating fee the establishment of
a mill for knitting hosiery, projected
by Philadelphia (Pa.) parties.
Oxford (N. C.) Cotton mills is now
installing its equipment of 5000 spind
les, etc., and will be ready for produc
ing soon. y Its capitalization ' is
; It Is reported that the La Grange
Mills of La Grange, Ga.; will install
plant for making cotton rope. This is
a United States Cotton Duck Corpora
tlon mill. H .
J M. Greenfiold of Kernersville, . N.
C, has purchased all the, machinery for .
his knitting mill, previously reported
as to be established, and will com
mence, operations soon.
Harriman Cotton Mills of Harriman,
Tenn., has resumed operations run
ning 6000 spindles on the production of
8 to SO-wiarp yarn, single or ply. put
on warper, reels or winders.
,, Ettrick Manufacturing Co., Peters
burg, Va., contemplates spending. $50,
000. to enlarge and improve Its mill,
but has ' not made any decision ; -now
has 9184 - spindles and 262:looms.. . .:
It is stated that the stockholders pf
the Jackson (Tenn.) Fiber Cov: have
decided upon increasing plant's' capaci
ty 20 per cent The spindles now num
ber 20,000 and the looms 624. , -
T. I. Hickman of Augusta, Ga.,- has
been appointed receiver of. - Miilen
(Ga.) Cotton Mills, with Instructions
to report on the condition of the prat
perty and Its readiness for profitable
operation. :"'.V ,v-. : ':t--:i:r: :
tockland Mills df Scotland Neck, N.
CI has changed its title to Crescent
Hosiery "Co.,' with
Geo. T. Andrews',
president, and Clarle3 L.,-McDowell,
teietary. Plant has soventy-five' knit
ting machines.; -
Newton (N. C.) Hoisery, Mills2ist re
ported, as., to instaU; vWentyrlive
chines for ;the production ot lace ;flcja
nii n- tti?Va nthftr; ImnroYGmcnts.
finmnaiiT huM been -oneratinsr-109 knit-1
tkws maohines'. ' , -" v : ;
PRESIDENT VISITS HIS SICK SON
rirsL Roosevelt at his Bedside Trip to
Charleston Exposition Abandoned. ,
Groton, Mass., Special. Mrs. Roose
velt and maid reached here just after -
10 o'clock Saturday. At ' the ; school
Mrs. Roosevelt was received ' by.
President Peabody and a few i mo
ments later was7at her boys "bedside;
, Subsequently an attempt was made
to obtain from Mrs. Roosevelt a state-j
ment for publication regarding the,
illness of young Theodore, but,!
through President Peabody, she de-;
clined to depart from the course ap-j
proved by President Roosevelt. ; Ac-
cording to this plan; all necessary j in
formation concerning the lad's condi
tion will be transmitted to President
Roosevelt, who -will determine , what
news shall be made public. " It was
learned late this afternoon that young
Theodore was a little better today,
than yesterday. His temperature j this,
morning, was 105; but during tho-af-l
ternoon it dropped to 103. The pres
ence olrs. Roosevelt, had a bene
ficiaf effect upon the lad, and he has
brightened . considerably since her
coming. . ;f;..;.'. ' v;.; 'v-.;. ? : " I
- President Roosevelt and' Secretary
Cortelyou left Washington vf or Groton; y
Mass., ; Saturday night at 12 : 24 on 4 a '
special' car attached to the" regular!
train on the Pennsylvania. Just befbro.
leaving the President received a tele- j
gram" saying that his son Theodore
had slept all the;evening and that nisi
condition appeared quite favorable;
The train left Washington I 14
minutes late.. It is due to "Jersey City!
at 6:52 a. m. A special train will be'
in waiting; in New York to take the
President to Boston. "! . ;
Late Saturday evening the Presi
dent determined to' disregard the re
quest of his son's physician and to
ro to hia boy's bedside. It was stated
that' the President felt that his pres
ence would be. a comfort to Mrs.
Roosevelt and that as the critical j pe
riod covers, the next three; days he
should be hear his son. It is also
stated that the trip to Massachusetts
i takens on the President's own! in
itiative and is not due to any alarm-
ing news which, has reached him con-
cerning his son's condition; -. ' j
There is absolutely no change inj
tho condition of Theodore Roosevelt,
Jr., tonight say the '. physicians in at
tendance, and there are no new de
velopments in . connection with V the
boy's illness and
Grotonv school. .
the closing of the
; It JS stated that the President has
no plans for returning, to Washington
his future movements depending upon
the condition -of his son.
Advices received early this evening
at the White. House, say that Theo
dore. Jr., is doing well. He is suffer
ing from a-treacherous; form of. pneumonia,-
but is v not considered in -immediate-
danger. , . , - -
- Owing , to ; the request of the physi
cians." the President ; has abandoned
his trip to Charleston. - v
Saturday a .Big Day for Cclumba.
Columbia, (Special.) Columbia has;
had to assemble within ; her borders
in t the last few weeks the Methodist
conference, ' the Southern Educational
association, the Good Roads conven-
tion, and' now comes the Young Men's'
Christian Association convention
last, butvby no , means least. A few
of the delegates "came in Friday night,
but most arrive Saturday. :;: k
Saturday, the presidents of the col-,
lege Y.. M. C. A.'s were in conference
with the college secretary, Mr. Wil
son. ; . " ,:'v , ' ; '--i'li'-'
j That , nigiit supper was served by
the ladies auxiliary. -Prof. E. S.
Dreher, presidenjt of -.the last conven
tion, called the convention to order;
and it ;wiirbe in session until Tues
day, night. '. -.'::;: "" -V ".
Br. C. L. Gates, of Atlanta, one of
the most experienced and capable-'
secretaries of the ' international, com
mittee and . formerly State secretary
of ' Alabama;! will be here asisting in;
the convention - v ! ,
Mr; L. A. Cculter, of Richmond, Is
state secretary of Virginia He came
especially to . address . the mammoth
men's meeting in the new Columbia,
theatre at 4 p. m., Sunday afternoon.
His theme was' "Chains that Bind.'f
and was heard by almost . "every man
in Coluiribia. -'H. i:-d
Atlanta Ha a Population -of 135,735!
V Atlanta, Special. Accoi'ding to the
sltyv directory published tby Thomas
j; Maloney, the advance; sheets, of
which have just been issued from the.
press, Atlanta, - including -its imme
diate vicinity, has a population , .ot
Atlanta : afid rail '" suburbs Ihcluded-
has ar population of 148,940, which .. is
an increase of more than. 5,000 with
in 'a earV. ''-'ii.r -v.-. jt.rl:-ir: -'
1 . Atlantas ; financial growth, Vas ; told
by. thq records of the clearing-house;
is shown in tb e following table, which
covers a. period of nine years past: 1
195 ...... 65.31?,254.71
lc9f?. : : ..v.;, ; ; - ..-v. 69.026,033.17
l?9Ti .:. . w . 72,005,161.52
19?;.. .V .. . . ; . . 71,964,809.03
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Loss in Palterson, N. J. $10,0001.00(F
Fire in St Louis Kills II People
EIGHT PUBLIC BUILDINGS, FIVE
Churches, Four Banks, Fine 1 CIuU
Houses, Seven Office Buildings
Two Telegraph Offices, 26 Stores '
and Two Newspapers. .
Paterson, N. J., Special. A great fir
swept through Paterson . " on Sunday
and in its desolate wake are the em- '
bers and ashes of property Valued inV
prelihiinary estimate at $10,000,000. It
burned its way through the business
section of the city and' claimed as its
own a majority of the finer. structures '
devoted to commercial, , civic, educa-
tional and religious usei-as well a
scores of houses.- There ., was small
tribute of life and injury, to the con
flagration but-: hundreds were left
homeless and thousands Without em
ployment. A relief movement, for the
care of those "unsheltered and unpro
vided Tor has been organized and John.
. Henchcliffe said tonight' that. Paterson.
would be able to care for her own.
without appealing to the charity of
other communities and States. .The
great manufacturing plants of the place
.are safe and the community, teniporo- -rily
dazed by the calamity, already has
commenced the work of reorganiza
tlon and restoratipn. The, fire came at ,
midnight and was checked only after
a desperate fight. Every city an d town
within reach of Paterson sent firemen.
and apparatus to the relief of th
threatened city, and it took the united
efforts of them all to win the battle. A .
partial list of the properties destroyed
- follows: : -!-r ; VT-?. Y
) -Public' Buildings,Cityhall puWio 5 :
library, old' city hall," police station
No. 1 engine house, patrol stables, high
school and school...' ;-1 l
Churches: ' First Baptist,-- Seconl.
Presbyterian, Park Avenue Baptist, St.
Mark's, Episcopal ..and t; Josepli's Ro
man Catholic. ' , ' ';, .
Banks: First National, 'etond Na-.
tional, (partially) Paterson Mitional,
Silk City Trust, Hamilton TiruSt, and:
Paterson'Trust ' : 'r 's,-&JX .
Club Houses: Young Men's Chris tlaa
Association, -Kiiig.hts.'-of 1bQlatfl5as
Progress Club, St. Joseph's; HaliT ana
Hamilton Club.;: Y-j-
Office Buildings : Romaine toutiding.
Katz buildinjg; Marshall & Ball; tlohan
buiiding, Old Town: Clpcfc -OldjKinne
building and Stevensoii buiiding. ,
Telegraph Companies: Weatem r
Union and Postal Telegraph.,: T
Theatres: The Garden, t : 1
Y Newspapers: The Evening ;News 4ni ;
Sunday: Chronicle. . T
-Stores: - Quackenbush's- dry - goods;
Boston Store, dry goods; Globe, Store,
,dry goods; National doming v tym
pany ; Kent's drug store ; ; Klhielfa'a
drug store; Muzzy's hardware and' gen- -eral
merchandise ; Marshall y & - 3aiU
clothiers ; John Nonvogd,! paints:
Oberg's grocery ; Werten dyke's groeeryr
P.'H. & .W. GShields, trocerles; MThV
Paterson," dry goads; Jordan's piano -store;
Sauten & Company, pianos; Fed
erer & McNair, shoes;. Zendler's con-
fectlonary ; Pappin's tea store; tBagow
skf's 'millinery; Bfohal ';M:ullen. ,
shoes; C- E. Beach, automobiles; More-
ham & Son, clothiers; Paterson Gas &
Electric Company; Sky e's 'drug . Htor :
and Mackintosh's .drug store: ' . - i
An estimate from a general; inapec '
tibn- of ' thi ruins of the residence dia
trict places the number of people left . . ,
without shelter at 1,000; A re-estimate
when order succeeds confusion, may al '
ter those figures.
St iLouis,; SpeciaU An , early Sun-.
day morning fire, which destroyed thc.'
Empire 'Hotel, atl large threswir
lodging house at 2,700 and :-2,70:OttT ; .
street,' oceupicd by men exclusively. ' .
caused the death of 11-persons-tea , -men
and one womanand danger- . ' -ously
injured eight others.. Ten; or ,
more had narrow escapes from dcatli : -:
in the fire, and numbers were - more .
or less injured by being frdst-bltten. 7
Twenty thousand dollars It is- thought '
Will cover the damage to buildingal
'tbyi&&Z'::&?. - .'"
7-The dead Teir Mcrria YalV -senator
member of the firm of Tall, Clark and . -Cowen;
manufacturers ; of fine cut
felass. fprmerly of Chicago, burned to "
a crisnr John C. t LuedersJ father ;of.
;Deputy Jity Marshal .Lueders, skull .
fracturea-in jumping irom inira'.story
window: Geo Thompson;' I switchmazi
terminal yards; burned to death. ;
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Mexico City,, SpecialThe. Federal .
government has Toted 2O.CO0 in aid ot
the, victims of the earthquake at Chil-
"panclfgo; and the city' govcrnmtnt Z:
thla capital will tz& Uft. .- t