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ssa Battleship Kna
By its R(
ENE IN !'!ARBOR OF ROUMANIA
ti nu Crew Openec the Vessel's
eacocks Eefore Leaving, and Ship
ent to t-,e Ocean's Bottom.
he Russian battleship Kniaz Potem
e, wic h has ,een in the hands of a
'tinous e. that terrorized the peo
of Ode.a '.y demonstrations in that
rbor, and successaully standing off
e whole Russian fleet was reported
i"g gin n up. This report was un
ehwever. as is indicated by
ollo".:,g dispa tche:
TLrrned on Seacocks.
tenji. Roumania. 3y Cable.-The
uncer-:I: that the battleship
iaz Pot kine sailei with Rear Ad
'ral Krr- s:,uadron turns out to
Before iez.ving the Kniaz Potemkine
e mutneers opened the seacocks and
ded her hold. She is now lying at
e bottom. but it is expected wil be
floated in time to leave for Sevasto
TORPEDO BOAT CREW TAKEN.
Sevastopol. By Cabye.-The Russian
ed boat No. 27, which declined to
rrende1 the Roimanian Govern
ent with the'Nfaz Potemkine, de
aring that she had not mutinied, but
d been forced to follow the muti
us battleship, has arrived here. The
embers of her crew were arrested
d placed cn board the transport
uesday was observed on board the
as a day of mourning for the c'i
and sailors slain during the n
y on board the K: iaz Potemkine.
ere will be renumems- on all the
. May Embarrass Roumania.
t. Petersburg, By Cable.-Rear-Ad
I Pisareffski reports to the Admi
Ilty that the engine room of the
niaz Potemkinc is full of water and
s presumed that the mutineers turn
the seacocks before leaving her.
iations between Russia and
ia on the question of the sur
f the Kniaz Potemkine are in
n Minister Lamsdorff and M.
oclesco, the Roumanian Min
tSt. Petersburg, held a confer
on the subject, but no dccision was
ached. Russia is disposed to insist
a 'the surrender of the men, not as
olitical prisoners, to which Roumania
'ould object, but as criminals guilty
murder and theft. There were sev
1 hundred thousand rubles on board
e batleship, which the ciew divided
en they left the ship. The Rouma
a Government is somewhat embar
ed by the fact that it promised the
tineers if they surrendered that they
uld be treated as deserters.
t. Petersburg, By Cable.-Anthough
days hare elapsed since Russia in
med President Roosevelt of her wil
gness to conclude an armistice pend
the result of the Washington con
ce. Japan, so far as known to the
assian Government, has not replied to
e President's communication.
When the question of an armistice
a~ first broached by the President, it
Sunderstood that Japan indicated that
e would decline to agree to a sus
nsion of hostilities until the pieni
News of the Day.
Before leaving the Russian battleship
niaz Potemkine the mutineers opened
e seacocks and sunk her.
The Russo-Japanese peace plenipo
ntiaries will meet at the Portsmouth
.,H.) Navy Yard.
In the British House of Lords Lord
aberts stated the British armed
>rces are absolutely unnitted and un
repared for war.
The Franco-German agreement as to
orocco is regarded in Berlin as a
irman diplomatic victory over both
reat Britain a".d France.
A receiver was appointed for the
eople's United States Bank, of St.
ouis, agaiNt which a fraud order had
een issued by the postal authorities at
Robert C. Hlill, chief of the Bureau of
uilding Inspection, Philadelphia, was
equested to resign.
The Internation-al Convention of the
worth League adopted resolutions
testing against the seating of Reed
Goot, the Morman elected to the
nited States Senate.
The formal hearing of charges
ginst Judge Hooker began at a joint:
sion of the New York Legislature.
When John Moore. an apparently
-y negro, terrorized the passengers
aa steamer at Cape Charles Police
an Thomas shot him.
Lightning exploded a shotgun within
is inches of Mrs. J. T. Lamabert, of
The proposed joint debate between
fartin and Montague at Manchester
uld not be arranged.
Capt. George Whay. of I tampn~ . was
Liet L... - Wale Ei'NorfC
fen . exe in of: 'ie or
-z Potemkine Scutled
potentiaries met. Russia a-;reced in prin
ciple to this as the basis for negotia
tion. Sinc-e thcn the Russian Govern
mcnt feels it has given ample proof of
its desire to conciude peace and its
possible it may go a step farther. But
the impression here is that now that
the Japanese have made a descent on
the Island of Sakhalin they are deter
:ined to get the island firmly in their
grasp before the negotiations begin.
This is an easy task, as the small Rus
sian force on the isand is in no pos
tien to contest its occupation.
In addition to marines and infantry
the Japanese landed artillery and cav
alry. The latter is moving rapidly
north. The presumption here is that the
Russian troops will clear out without
fighting. crossing to Aexandrovsk on
The Novosti says it considers Sakha
lin a second Alaska, worth S10,000.000,
000. It is possile. however, that Japan
might agree to suspend the hostilities
in Manchuria, although the latest re
ports from the front create a strong
suspicion that Filed Marshal Oyama is
at last advancing for a decisive blow.
Besidis the peace plenipotentiaries
there will be five delegates with the
Russian peace mission, including three
secretaries, Prince Koudacheff, ex-Sec
retary of the Russian Legation at Tokic
under Baron Rosen; M. Planchon, who
forini!rly was attached to the Chancel
1ry of Viceroy of the Far East, and 'M.
Naboukoff, of the Foreign Office.
China, in the request which she pre
ferred to Russia and Jaj;an to be repre
sented at the Washington conference,
practically served on them notice that
unless that privilege is accorded her she
will refuse to be bound by the treaty
so far as it affects Chinese territory.
Russia is understood not to be averse
to the Cinese proposition, but Japan
declined to agree to it.
Japanese Loan in New York.
New York, Special.-Of the $150,
000,000 of the Imperial Japanese Gov
ernment 4 1-2 per 'cent. bonds, second
series, $50.000,000 have been taken by
Kuhn, Loeb & Co., the National City
Bank and the National Bank of Com
merce, all of New York. Tnese bonds
are similiar to the previous issue of
$150.000.000 and are secured both as
to principal and interest by a charge
upon the annual net revenues of the
Japanese Government tobacco mono
poly, subject only to the charge in
fayor of the prior loan of $150,000,000.
To Help Negro School.
Boston, Special.-At a meeting of
the Industrial Union of America. WestF
Indies and Canada, held in this cit.'
the council voted to put the industrialF
school in Southern Pines. N. C., uin
der the direction of churches of sev
eral different denominations and to as
sist the principal, Rev. James M. H-en
derson, in raising an endowment of
The object of the school is to edu-F
cate orphan and indigent negro cil
iren of the South and to give them a
thorough training in domestic and me
Derelict Blown Up.
Norfolk, Va., Special.-The na-al
tug Hercules has blown tip the wre:-kF
of the schooner Clara E. Bergen. off
the Carolina coast. The Bergen was
run down by a steamer several weeks
ago, and since that time has been
drifting almost submerged in the path
of coastwise shipping. On account of
the dangerous nature of the derelict
the Navy Department sent the Her
cules out to destroy it.
There were 15 deaths directly due to
the heat in New York.
Mayor Helmbold, who resisted the
placing of Caleb Powers in a special cell
of the Newport (Ky.) Jail, was placed
under bail to answer the charge of con
tempt of the Federal Court.
General Funston's father was arrest
ed because he fought when accused of
Cuban soldiers mutinied and morta.l
ly wounded their own captain in a
The Scott special from Los Angeles
to Chicago badly smashed all previous
railroad records for- that distance.
The American Institute of Instructors
is holding its annual session in Port
The International Harvester Com
pany was sued by a former official for
*Judge William J. Calhoun. of Chi
cago, has been appointed a special com
missioner by President Roosevelt to in
vestigate affairs in Venezuela.
Strenuous efforts are being made by
the Baltimore delegation to capture the
Elks' convention in 1907.
Time is of no value to a man who
fails to use it.
Possibly the popularity of ai~r castles
is due to the fact that they are not
Some men never realize what hypo
crites they are until death stares them
in the face.
When a gil declines to let a young
:an kiss her it is reasonably sure to.
make her angry if he lets it go at
One way to mak'e people like beer
bttr- than champagne would b~e mc
rafeis price to $5 botuo.
A gir! might as wedll be writing let
trs to a m'an across the ocean as
in an automnobile with i-n when be
S drvng it
The crnex' hard"y anthn wo~rseca
WITTE NAMED FOR ENYOY
Czar Became Convinced That Nego
tiations Might Fail if His Appointee
as Chief Plenipotentiary Went to
Washington and Now Consents to
Replace Him by Russia's Great Con
structive Statesmar., Long Out of
St. Petersburg ,Special.-. Mura
Teiff has resigned is position as chief
peace plenipotentiary. It may be re
garded as practically certain that he
will be replaced by 11. Witte, president
of the committee of ministers, who all
along has been considered the Rus
sian statesman pre-eminently qualified
to undertake the difficult task of nego
tiating peace with Japan.
Though the Emperor on two previous
occasions has flatly declined to accept
M. Witte, he has now indicated his
readiness to make the appointment.
The commission, however, will not be
actually signed until Foreign Minister
Lamsdorff, who throughout has been
Mr. Witte's warm supporter, has had
an audience with the Emperor.
M. Witte's selection will undoubtedly
be hailed a a practical assurance of
peace. While it would be a mistake to
denominate him as a "peace-at-any
price" man, M. Witte earnestly believes
that the struggle sho.ld be ended and
should be succeeded by an understand
ing between Russia and Japan which
would insure peace in the *,Far East for
half a century. Indeed, he is person
ally believed to be in favor of a Russo
M. Muraveiff's retirement, ostensibly
owing to reasons of ill health, is In
reality due to the fact that the Em
peror became convinced of the fact that
the negotiations might be jeopardized
if he went to Washington. M. Mura
vieff himself, upon consideration, quite
frankly recognized his lack of diplo
matic training and his vant of ac
quaintance with the questions in
volved. and with equal frankness ex
pressed satisfaction that he had been
Train Stalled in Tunnel.
Asheville. Special.-A special from
A.ndrews, on the Murphy branch, says:
Heavy rain, practically a cloudburst,
caused numerous washouts, flooding
the track over two feet for a half mile
near Topton. A number of trestle sup
ports were carried away, paralyzing
traffic. Train No. 19 stallel in a tun
nel five miles east of Andrews. Over
a hundred were on board all night.
The trestle at the east entrance of the
tunnel gave way on the passing of the
rear coach, and ditching was narrowly
avoided. The train was brought to a
stop in the tunnel. Investigation
head revealed another washout bridge
50 feet from the west end of the tun
nel. The train is still unable to pro
eed either way. The coaches were
acked with people, two in a seat.
ome standing all night. Many women
nd children attending the Topton bar
ecue were aboard. A rnajority of the
passengers walked to Andrews over
he fioodied tracks for breakfast. The
.ires are crippled.
Growers Sue Tobacco Trust.
Clarktsville, Tenni., Special.-Suit
as entered by a committee from the
executive committee of the Dark To
acco Growers' Association agair-st
he American Tobacco Company and
uyers, who are alleged to have boy
otted the association, for $250,000 al
eged damages. The suit is brought
n behalf of 7.,000 planters who are
embers of the association, and is
ased on an alleged action of the de
endants in trying to break up and
estroy the association. in restraining
ompetition, and also for the alleged
oycotting of the association's tobacco
n the Clarksville market, In Bremen
md in other foreign markets
Other Disclosures Likely.
Oyster bay, Special.-It is regarded
here as probable that other sensation
l developments may grow out of the
leak in the cotton crop report, which
Secretary Wilson. of the Department
f Agriculture, is investigating. Noth
ing definite has reached the President
egarding possible future disclosures.
n fact, by direction of the President,
Secretary Wilson is conducting the in
quiry along his own lines with a deter
ination to sift the matter to the hot
tom. Attorney General Mioody will dle
termne finally whether criminal prose
6utions are to be instituted by the
overnment against any one of the al
H-ubbard's Letter Endorsed.
Augusta, Ga.. Specia.-The cotton
xchange throtugh its president, J. B.
alker, wired President Roosevelt in
support of the action taken by Presi
dent Hubbard, of the New York Cot
ton Exchange. The telegram says
that the Augusta exchange heartily en
dorses the letter of W. C. Hubbard.
recently sent you, and solicits prompt
o-operation in stamping out and ex
posing the corruption developed in the
bureau of statistics-"
Lawson Leaves Omaha.
Omaho, Neb., Special.-Thomfas W.
awson. after a flve hours' stay ir,
the <:ity, left for Missouri Valley, Ia.,
here he is to address the Chautau
qua Assembly on the "System." His
oming has been extensively heralded.
and a large number of persons gath
ered at the station to see the famous
tmagonist of the Standardi Oil Comn
pany and the Copper Trust..
Will Lose Eyesight.
Chester, S. C.. Specia!.-Discourag-I
ing reports ecme from the b'>dside of
Mr. P. G. MIcCorkle. who was taken
to Johns Hopkins Hospital a few day
ago for treatment. While his z'eneral
ondition is much impro;ed. thephy
The Government Will Withhold Them
TRUSI AGENTS IN lr-PARTlENTS
Numerous Charges From Scuthern
Sources Lead Secretary Wilon to
Begin an Investigation in De'erence
to the Sentiment That the Depart
ment's Figures Were Wholly Incor
rect-Spccial Agents Sent to Ken
tucky and Tennessee - Statistics
Partly Held Up Pending the inquiry.
Washington. Special.-Through thc
receipt of numerous commuaications
from the South and statements in the
press at various times that the statis
ties of the Department of Agriculture
on tobacco were being manipulated in
the interest of the so-called tobacco
trust. Secretary Wilson has begun an
Sinquiry into thc subject. P2ding the
investigation, the publikatiot of the
tobacco statistics of the several dis
tricts will be held up, although the
regular monthly figures by States will
be given out 'Monday next.
It was stated at the Dep11tment that
s:,ecial agents have been sent to the
dark tobacco districts of Tennessee
and Kentucky for the purpose of veri
fying or correcting the Dpartment's
figures. This action Mr. Hyde, the
cief statistian. said, was in deference
to the sentiment which had been en
gendered that the Departore nt's figures
were wholly incorrect. . Hyde has
ben given direct charge o:' the investi
gation, which, it is expected, will be
concluded within two or ti ree weeks.
New York. Special.-Twelve new di
rectors were chosen, and the resigna
tions of two old directors and one re
cently elected were accepted by the
board of directors of the Equitable
Life Assurance Society. The directors
who resigned were: General Louis
Fitzgerald, former president of the i
ercantile Trust Company: Horace C.
Leming, who is now president of that 1
institution, and Frederick G. Bourne. I
who was chosen at the last meeting of
the board. The Mercantile Trust Com
pany is controlled by the Equitable So
ciety. The full list of the newly-elect
ed directors follows:
To fill vacancies In the term expir
ing December 31.. 190, Wallace L.
Pierce, of Boston; Daniel A. Tompkins,
o: Charlotte; Thomas S. Spratt, of Og- v
dansburg. N. Y.; Louis Stern, of New s
York; Frank S. Witherbee. of New I
York: James McMahon, of New York.
For term to expire Deceinber 31. 1906: 1
Williard F. McCook, of Philadelphia;
Congressman Charles E. Littlefield, of
Rockland, Me. For term to expire De
eember 31, 1907: Nevada N. Stranahan,
c.lletor of the port of Newv York;
. Cady Herrick .of Albany. For the
trm to expire December 31. 190S:
Nicholas Murray Butler. president of
Clumbia University; Charles H. Zehn
d ar, of Philadelphia.
No Grudge Agaiinst Wilson.
New York, Specia..-President Wal- t
ter C. Hubbard, of the New York Cot
tn Exchange sent ~he folowing comn
unication to the ,Associated Press: f
"Permit me to as~k you. very kindly
to correct a misal prehensionl of the
p.ress in regard td yny letter to Presi
dent Roosevelt coniceruing the disclo- (
sures in the Depak-temnnt of Agricul
"I have never -ritten to Secretary I
Wilson and my letlter was not the se- s
iel of any corre~pondence with him i
conducted by my Ibrother, Samuel T. ']
Eubbard, when priesident of the New f
York Cotton Exch~ange. C
"My note was ~romnpted simply by t
the recent revelatqons and had for its 2
pirpose solely to make a clear state- a
ent of the attitude of our exchange." E
Will Aid nvestigationl.
Washington, Special. -- Richard
Cheatham, secretlary of the Southern
Cotton Associaticbn, was in lengthy
conference with District Attorney 2
Beach and Mr. h oran, acting chief of ~
the secret servi e division, regarding S
te recent cott n investigation. Mr. C
Cheathamn prop ses to remain here
for some time, ad will assist in the
p'eparation of evidence upon which
possible crimnin I prosecutions will be C
Teleg aphic Briefs.
M. Sergius W tte has been appointed
chief peace ple ipotentiary for Rus
It is stated German Swedish alli- r
mie is probabi
In the Hous of Commons Premiera
Balfour stated no further negotiations
d been h ~d regarding President
Roosevelt's calf for a second peace conl
fErence at Th Hague.
Twentyfom~ leaders of the Odessa I
riots were han ned.t
A violent eene occurred in the
French Chamn ncr of Deputies during a
d'bate on the Amnesty bill, whlich was
Premier Ba ifour stated in the House
Commons that conscription would
nt succeed i the British Army.
District A torney Jerome. of New
York, has fo mally asked for a cop" of
perintend nt of Insurance Hendricks'
report on th Equitable Life Assu:rance
ietv inve stigation.
Ewin S. ~ olmues. the disissed Gov
'anent st' tistician. is said to have left
Statisties ci mafactu!re in Mr
Cotton Mill Notes.
A Record man asked a prominent COt
on manufacturer if there were Inany
aew cotton mills under way in '-orth
arolina at present. lie said there were
iot and probably woud be put fe" fOr
some years to come. The trouble "th
he cotton mill business is twO-fOld
ne trouble is the speculation in otto n.
xhich kreps the price in such an unset
led condition that the manufacturer
an hardly tell what his goods ct him
mnd can maintain no standard o. vaiues
or them. and another reason is tnat
abor is getting so scarce in North
arolina that the mills that .re now
-unning are practically all short of
elp. In England there is ari aboun
lance of skilled cotton mill lapor. Why
yanflnt so-ne effort be made to get some
)f it to this country where tpere is an
,ver increasing demand for workers?
ho South is the natural centre of the
-otton mill industry and should be
nore the actual 0,.-reensboro
The American Cotton Cpampany, of
reensboro, has been chartared to deal
n municipal bonds and all other kinds
>f securities, in seed cottoni and to gin
Lnd othherwise prepare thre latter; to
>uild ginning and cleanin; machinery;
o build cotton mills, expoFt cotton. etc.
he capital stock being $250.000. The
tockholders are Solomoni N. Cone. Ju
ius W. Cone, David Dre fus, Thomas
,rabtree and Neil Ellingon.
Mr. Mike Brown, of arnwell, S. C.,
s said to be the cross-ti# king. He fur
ishes ties to many rail/ways and han
lies them in very larg- quantities. He
s ready to buy ties at 11 times and in
tny part of the county, and equally
-eady to sell ties at 11 times and in
Lny part of the countr
A big plant to ma: cast iron pipe
being erected at S jffield, Ala. The
ost will be $500,000. j
The ginn-r- of T 'xas will meet at
ollege Station July 25.
The Abbeville. ( .. C.) Cotton Mills
as declared a divi end of 3 per cent.
The Palmetto Co ton Mills of Colum
ia, S. C., expect to install a cloth
>ress and a lathe.
The Eagle & p enix Mills, Colum
>s, Ga., has -dec ared a semi-annual
lividend of 3 per ent.
The American Cotton Manufactur
rs' Association ill hold its next an
Lual meeting in May, 1906. at Ashe
ille, N. C.
The Yazoo Ya n Mills, reported last
reek as incorp rated with capital
tock of $80.000, is for the purpose of
uying the Yaz Cotton Mills at Ya
00 City. Miss. The company will ef
ect permanen organization about
The America Net & Twine Co., H.
3 Williamson, agent, Anniston. Ala.,
tates that the e is no truth in the re
et reports hat the company will
ulld an addi ion to its plant. This
ompany ma factures nets. seines,
ies, and twi es, having mills at An
iston and a East Cambridge, Mass.
The plant formerly operated at
ireensboro, I. C., by the Van Deven
er Carpet C . has recently passed to
he ownersh .p of the Marshall Mills.
'his compa y was referred to last
reek. t i manufacturing stair and
rt squares, and is composed of the
allowing: Watson Whittleysey, pres
ient. East Orange, N. J.; Foster a
'oorhees, ecretary. Elizabeth, N. J.:
d Franik in P. Marshall, treasurer
lreensboro , N. C.
Ref eren e was made recently to the
urchase the Eastman Cotton Mills,
astman, a., by W. H. Cotter and as
ociates, nd to their intention of pro
idig i provements to the plant
'he comn any has awarded contract
or new 'achinery to the Lowell Ma
hine Sh ps of Lowell, Mass., and tc
lie Dra er Company .of -Hopedale
lass his equipment is beginning tc
rrive, a d will be in position by the
ad of ugust.
R. H. Wright of the Russell Wooler
'ill Co , Morristown, Tenn., will take
harge of the Cumberland Gap Wooler
ills a t Cumberland Gap, Tenn., and
dd si. 'knitting machines. The mill
ril th n operate an equipment of. 481
pindle s. 24 looms, two sets of 40-mnch
ards, besides the knitting machinery
'arns jeans. cassimere, flannel blank
ts a d woolen and cotton hosiery wil'
e m nufactured. Mr. Wright will lo
ate i n Cumberland Gap by September
'Th. Highland Park Mvanufacturlng
., harlotte, N. C., is completing the
1t llation of electric power, super
di g steam in its plant. The wirinf
as been finished, the transformers ar<
osition, and the six motors are
s y for installing. There will be twc
51 orse-power motors in the carding
n spinning room, also a 30 and a 40
o e-power motor, and in the weaving
m there will be a 150-horse-powe:
2 tor and a 75-horse-power motor.
Plans are progressing for the estab
hment of the knitting mill referre;
last week as proposed at Rockwood
en. The company will have a capi
al stock of $40,000, which is said t<
aave been subscribed, and an applica
tion for incorporation will be filed
Wife Murderer Captured.
Lexington, N. C.. Special.--Alber
Miller. colored, was arrested here Sun
(lay evening charged with the murde
of his wife at Yorkville, S. C. Th
arrest was made by Policeman Pear
Taylor. on information and warran
from Magistrate T. B. Glenn. of York
yle. Miller's mother and step-fathe
lve here. He is in .iail here and ad
m~its shooting his wife, hut didl no
know she was dend. Sheriff Djors't
hs notified the Yorkviiie authoritie
that Miller is willng to be taken there
Bulgurial Vants Protection.
Sofia, Bulgaria.y Cable-The Buil
grian gvr nr' has .sent a cireula
note to the rp-e7entatives of the porv
es in whihel p::,.s are askedi t<
intervene for th rtein or thec lBul
grian population. in the vilayet o
Ali ano:le. E:rougan Tur h'y, naans
sytemaia:. Turkish. prsecThtin. wid
frces the Duigar'iar.s to abandon tuei
SECRESARY WILSON REMAIN FIRM
Secretary Wii:on Declares That Un
less There Are New Developrments
Regarding the Cottcn Leak He VWi.
Abide Result So Far Attained.
Washington, Special.-Unless therj
are new developments in connection
with the cotton leakage investigation,
Secretary Wilson said Tuesday that
he prctcscl to stand on the report of
the 6ecret service o'Icers. He expect
ed, however, that the investigation
woulagive rise to various rumors and
stories of irregularities in connection
with the Department's reports on other
products, but that where there was
the slightest tangible evidence to
work upon he would go to the bottom
of every complaint and publish the re
sults of his investigation. Already,
he said, the allegation had been riade
that the tobacco figures had been
manipiated and the matter would be
looked into. But for the present he
had nothing further to say.
The new system of preparing the
monthly crop report, devised since
the cotton investigation began, was
put in force Tuesday. That report
was made public late Tuesday even
ing and the Secretary believes that
the steps taken to safeguard the fig
ures were well-nigh perfect. Early in
the day Assistant Secretary Hayes,
Chief Statistician Hyde and several
experts of the Department were placed
in a room under lock and key and
they were not to be permitted to come
out until 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
The telephones a the room were dis
connected, and a careful scrutiny was
kept of the windows to avoid the pos
sibility of a leak through private sig
No communications of any sort have
been received from Mr. Price or his
attorney, and the Secretary believes
that so far as the cotton investig
tion report is concerned it is a closed.
The Czar's Friend Murdered.
Moscow, By Cable.-Major General
Count Shuvaloff, prefect of police
here, and formerly attached to the
Ministry of the Interior, was assassin
ated Tuesday morning while receiv
ing petitions. One of the petitioners
drew a revolver and fired five times
at the prefect, who fell dead. The as
sassin was arrested.
The assassin awaited in the ante
room of the prefecture till the other
petitioners had been received and
then entering the audience room,. he
advanced towards Count Shuvaloff.
firing five shots at close range. The
bullets passed through the body of
The assassin, who was dressed as
a peasant, has not been identified.
He was recently arrested as a political
suspect, but escaped from the police
station before his examination..
Dag'gan Commits Suicide.
Charleston, S. C., Special.-A special
from Darlingtcn says that R. Keith
Dargan, formerly president of the In
dependent Cotton Oil Company and
the Darlington Trust Company, com
mitted suicide by drinking four ounces
of carbolic acid. Dargan was talking
to his brother a short while before
the deed was done and seemed in
good spirits, although th'e failure of
the mills and the closing of the trust
company's doors were naturally weigh
ing upon his mind. H-e left a note
whic. the coroner has taken, in
which it is known that he mentioned.
the financial troubles, and stated that
he intended to kill himself. The oil
company was capitalized at $1,000.000,
and it is rumored that the deficiencies
may reac. S700,000.
Declines Railroad Passes.
Washington. Special.-It is stated: at
the Navy Department that Secretary
Bonaparte has outlined his opinion in
reference to accepting passes tor freV
transportation on the railroads, by re
turning passes that have been sent to
him, with thanks for the courtesy. but
stating that by reason of public posi
tion w~hich he occupies he feels un
able to avail himself of such considera
Killed Convicted Negre.
Jackison, Miss., Special.-Davis Col
lins, a negro who was convicted of
attempted criminal assault on Miss
Hogg, at a special term of the '2opia
county court, and sentenced to ten
years in the penitential ;, was killed
n the way to prison 1. -: Mr. Dickey-,
a brother-in-law of Miss Hogg. The
killing occurred at Crystal Springs.
Mr. Dickey boarded the train at Hazel
hurst. When it stopped at Crystal
Springs, Dickey walked into the coach
where Sergeant Dodds was sitting
with the prisoner, and drawing a pis
tol Dickey fired three shots into the
negro's body. Death was instantan
eous. Dickey surrendered.
Railroad From Norfolk to Beaufort.
Raleigh. Special.-A special from
Elizabeth City says the Carolina Coast
Railroad- Company was organized there
to build a railroad from Norfolk to
Baufort, N. C. President, W. B. Roper.
of Norfolk; secretary, W. T. Harris.
Norfolk: directors, W. B. Rodmann.
Thomas D-uncan, W. B. Roper-, W. T.
Hrris and W. C. Rodman, are all
Charged With Husbardc''s Murder.
ORDERS ARE STRICT
Ambassador Witte !as Instructions
From the Czar
WiLL NOT BE GIVEN M!U'2! REIN
Foreign Office Official Denies Reports
That Peace Terms Will Be Left
Largely to the Russian Chief Pleni
Cover 20 Pages and Are Positive on
Many Points, Including Dismantling
of Vladivostock-Russian Journal
Thinks Europe Wants Russia to
Help Curb Germany.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-M. Witte
spent an hour with Mr. Meyer, the
American ambassador, at the Kleon
michel Palace, discussing the forth
coming peace conference. Before
leaving for Paris next Wednesday, M.
Witte will have still another audience
with the Emperor. In the meantime
he must pay a round of official visits
to all the imperial ministers. M.
Witte is expected to be the bearer of
a pesonal message from the Emperor
to President Roosevelt.
The press is authorized by Mr. Hart
wig, director of the first department
of the Foreign Office, to- deny in the
most categorical fashion, the report
of the alleged contents of the instruc
tions to M. Witte, published in Paris
by The Echo de Paris and elsewhere
"Reports pretending- to reveal the
character of the instructions to the
Russian plenipotentiaries are mere
guess work," said M. Hartwig. "These
instrnetions have been seen by only
four persons, the''Emperor, M. Witte,
Foreign Minister Lamsdorf and my
self. The Echo de Paris' report says
they consist of five pages, whereas
the- fact is that they cover over twen
ty pages. The paper says the instruc
tions are very vague, while on the con
trary they are- very detailed. On one
point only, according to the Echo de
Paris, are they absolutely specific,
namely, as to the leveling of the forti
fications of Vladivostok; but I can
say to you that there are. many oth
M. Hartwig also- pronounces the sto
ries that M. Muravieft's displacement
was the result of intrigues by Foreign
Ministe Lamsdorf to be pure inven
The- Novosti says it believes that the
desires of the anti-German coalition,
which Great Britain is trying to engin
eer, to restore Russia as a threat
against German aggression. should be
a powerful diplomatic weapon in the
hands- of the Russian plenipotentiaries.
"Europe wants to end the war,"
says the paper, "as Russia's preoccu
pation in the Far East destroys the
equilibrium. Austria is in danger
frc.m Germany, which seeks a. thor
oughfare to the Asiatic, in exchange
for the compensation in the Balkan
peninsula. Germany has pretensions
now which she would not have dream
ed of before the Russo-Japanese war.
It is evident from the Morocco inci
dent that Europe wants peace in order
that Russia may safeguard her against
Grand Army Commander Dead.
Boise. Idaho, Special..-Gen. W. W.
Blckmar; commander-in-chief of the
G. A. R., died Sunday of' intestinal ne
His wife was with him during his
illness. The body will be embalmed
and taken to the home of the' family In
Boston. General Blackmar arrived here
on July 10 on an inspection tour of
Grand Army posts throughout the
Northwest. He was ini when he ar
rived, and gradually failed. The se
riousness of his condition was kept
from the public at the request of his
General Blackmar was born July 25.
141, at Bristol. Pa.. He enlisted in the
Fifteenth Pennsylvania Calvary and
subsequently joined the First West
Virginia Cavalry. He served with dis
tinction throughout the war and at
Five Forks was promoted on the field
by -General Custer to the rank of cap
Jap Victory on Sakhtolinl.
Tokio, By Cabe.-It fs officially an
nounced that the Russian centar, hold
ing Darline and vicinity, was attack
ed July II and odered stubborn re
sistance.. The attack was renewed at
dawn of' Jtrly 12. when the Japanese.
disldged the Russians, driving them
in the direction of Mauka. This vic
tory assures the complete occupation.
of "South Sakhalin by the Japanese.
Eighty prisoners were taken by the
Japanese, among whom was Lieutenant
Maxmta. Four field pieces. one ma
chine gun and the ammunition ware
houses were captured. The Japanese
Ioss was about seventy men killed and
wounded. The Russians lost about
Work of Incendiary.
Pittsboro, N. C., Special.-The store
house and stock of goods belonging to
James Sears, nine miles west of Pitts
bro, wero burned Saturday night. The
fire is supposed to have been of in
cendiary origin. The owner was away
at the time and it is not known wheth
er the house was robbed before being
set on fire. It is reported that there
was no insurance on the building or
the stock of goods.
Private Soldier Killed.
Baltimore, Md., Special.--Private
Patrick Cummings. of Company E,.
United States Engineer Corps. was
murdered by Hayes Donaldson, of this
city. at a small landing place on Cur
tis Creek, about 10 miles from this
city. Surnday. The murderer escaped.
hcugh he had been left on the wharf
fr dead by Cumminlg' companions.
Do~alsou started the disturbance by
crtcsnlg the army.
Two Killed in VWreck.
Roanche. Va., SpeciaL.-Tw.o men
wcre illed and four more inju:red in
a ha d-mn coiliioln her weenn t-.vo freight