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Russia and Japan Have S
And the W
PARTIES ARE NOW SATISFIED
ians Break Into Rejoicing Over E
e Victory of Portsmouth, Which J
ey Consider an Offset to Tsushi
a, Liao Yang and Mukden, and a
iplomatic Triumph of the First
Portsmouth, N. H., Special.-The
long and bloody war between Japan
and Russia is ended. The terms of
peace were settled by Mr. Witte an.d
Baron Komura at the session of the
confererce Tuesday morning and Tues
<ay afternoon preliminary arrange
ments for an armistice were concluded
and the actual work of framing the
"Treaty of Portsmouth" was by mu
tual agreement turned over to Mr. D.
M1artens, Russia's great international
lawyer, and Mr. Dennison, who for 25
years has acted as the legal adviser of
the Japanese Foreign Office. t
The treaty is expected to be' com- t
pleted by the end of the week.
This happy conclusion of the con
ference, which a week ago, would have
been shipwrecked had it not been for
the heroic inzercession of President t
Roosevelt, was sudden and dramatic.
For the sake of peace, Japan, with the
magnanimity of a victor, at the last t
moment yielded everything still in is
.sue. Russia refused to budge from the
ultimatam of the Czar, given to Pres- 1
ident Rcosevelt through Ambassador
3Ie'er. No indemnity under ary
.guise, but an agreement to divide Sak-!
halin and reimburse Japan for the
maintenance of the Russian prisoners,,
were his last words. They had been
:repeatedly reiterated in Mr. Witte's
instructions. and in the form of a I
'written r-;y to the Japanese com
promise proposals of last Wednesday
they were delivered to Baron Komura
TOTAL SURPRISE TO WITTE.
Mr. Witte went to the conference de- t
claring he was powerless to change the I
.dot of an "I" or the cross of a 't" in!
his instructions. Czar Nicholas' word
had been given not only to him but to
President Roosevelt, the head of a for
egn state. When Baron Komura,
therefore first off erer the new
basis of coinpromise, o'utlined in
the dispatches (the complete renunci-t
ation of indemnity, coupled with a
proposition for the redemption of Sak
halin at a price to be fixed by a mixedt
tribunal consisting of representatives
of the neutral power-in fact, if not inr
words, the solution offered by Presi- t
<dent Roosev'elt) Mr. Witte again re
turned a non possumus. It was what:
Mr. Witte termed in an interview with1
the press th?' "pyscolozical moment."
Mr. Witte did. not fiinch. He expected
.a rupture and as he expressed it after
ward he was stunned by what happen
ed. Baron Komura gave way on all I'
the disputed points. With the pre
'science that has enabled the Japanese<
to gauge the mental processes of their!i
adversarices on the field of battle and
upon the sea, they had realized in ad- 4
vance that peace could be obtained in
~noother wa-y. They had their govern
ment. President Roosevelt had also, I
it is said, advised Japan that it was<
~better to meet the Russianpoion <
tinuing the war for the purpose of col-atoaethrspniltyf c tn
lecting tribute. The Mikado. at the t
session of the cabinet and elder states-<
men yesterday. had sanctioned the fi
nal concession. When Baron Komt'ra I
yielded. the rest was mere child's1
By Wire and Cable.
Secretary of the Treasury Shaw
makes public his letter to Governor
C~ummins. of Iowa, in answer to the
latter's criticism of his alleged re
marks concerning the French treaty. s
The Secretary claims to have been c
A mob of 50 men at Newbern, N. C.,
hung to a bridge John Moore. a negro
who attacked Mrs. Eubanks, postmis
tress at Clark, N. C.
There were 13 deaths of yellow fever
at New Orleans, the largest number
yet reported in one day.
Ellis Glenn, the "man woman," who
has been in so many escapedes in t
West Virginia, is said to have been ar-a
rested in Michigan.
The explosion of a stereopticon in.
the First Baptist church at Norfolk
iast night caused a panic.
Capt. E. W. Jones, of Norfolk. who
Skilled Maud Robinson and then cut his
own throat. is recovering.
A new 40 mile railroad is to be built
fromn Towa Creekt to Stuart's Knob, in
Patrick ecun:y. Va.,
The French liner La Savoie arriv'edc
:at Newport News to have a new pro- z
pellier put in.
Popular opinion in Japan is reported
to be very strong against a division of
Sakhalin Island. and surprise is ex
pressed that sale of a part of it should
have been proposed. It
Agrarian disordlers throughout Rus. C
sia are' greatly on the increase, and 1
the nobles are subjected to all kinds
of exactions on the part of the peasan- I
try, collisions with Cossacs also be-ll
Both armi:es in Manchuria have re
reived reinforemrents andl the frontst
have been greatly extended. c
There is reported to be much reeling
among the Chinese against the gov
ernment because of the awarding of a
railroad contract to Amgrican s.
A government bulletin \hows that I
the number of school teachers in the c
tountry exceeds the total of' pteachers.
<1cictors and lawyers combinecs
Edwin S. Holmes. Jr., is said to be
in W\ashington and is expecteti to suir-I
re'a:le'r himself' today.
M.ar.y. membe'rs 0f Congress and~ of
the ucri: :2&nts of various co-nt"ies
ore a: Brussels where the lnte"-parha
itentary Congress wil begin t ss
ettled Their Differeces
ir is Over
CZAR KEEPS INTERNED SHIPS.
Articles 10 and 11 (interned warships
nd the limitation of Russia's sea pow
r in the far East) were withdrawn'
apan agreed that only that portion
f the Chinese Eastern Railroad south
f Chantufu, the position occupied by
yama, should be ceded to Japan. Both
ides, once the deadlock was broken,
anted a "just and laging" peace,
nd in that spirit it was decided to
ractically neutralize Sakhalin, each
ountry binding itself not to fortify
s half of the island, and Japan as
uming an obligation not to fortify the
,a Perouse strait between Sakhalin
nd Hokkaido, which would bar Rus- 1
ia's commercial route to the Pacific.
The plenipotentiaries went father.
'hey decided to add a new clause in
he nature of a broad provision for I
mutual commercial privileges by which !
ach country will secure for the othei
he benefit of the "most favored na- 1
ion clause," a . i the "open door." <
LOOKS RATHER LIKE ALLIANCE.
The new treaty therefore will be a
-onderfully friendly document. ot
haracter almost to raise the suspicion
hat the two countries have not nego
ated peace but have concluded the
asis of a future alliance. There is,
Lowever, no evidence as rumored that
ny secret clauses are to be appended
o the present treaty.
Before leaving the conference build
ng, felicitations were exchanged with 1
he President at Oyster Bav. Both
;aron Konura and Mr. Witte tele
raphed. The form.r confined himselt
> apprising Mr. Roosevelt of the con
itions upon which peace had. been
oncluded. Mr. Witte frankly laid his
ribute at the President's feet. In his I
essage he said:
"History will ascribe to you the glo
." and added the expression of Rus
ia's hearty appreciation of the Presi
ent's "generous initiative."
Mr. Roosevelt replied with words of
hanks and congratulation.
RUSSIANS DAZED WITH JOY.
Then began the jubilation. Mr. Witte
ad Baron de Rosen returned to the
otel for luncheon. The Japanese had
emained at the conference hall to
nch with Mr. Pierce. The news that
eace had been concluded had preceded
he Russian plenipotentiaries. and such
cenes of wild rejoicing have never be
re been witnessed in the State ot
;ew Hampshire as greeted them upon t
heir irrival at the hotel. Mr. Witte,
azed at the sudden and happy termi
ation of the conference, was fairly
verpowered by the tremendous ova
ion he received. He could only express
is gratitude by shaking the hands of t
verybody. and in response to the vol
y of questions fired at him as to the
rms murmur. "We pay not a kopeck
nd we get half of Sakalin."
Later in his room, when he had par
ally recovered himself, he declared
at he could not have dreamed of such
victory-for that he regards it as a
iplomatic triumph of thc .'rst magni
de, he makes no attempt to conceal.
.d that is the general verdict here to
ight. The Russians are overjoyed at
"We have had our Liao Yangs and
ukdens." they say, "and our Tsus
imas on sea, but the Japanese have
Lad their Portsmouth."
JAPS BLUNDERED AT START.
Athough Mr. Witte is not a diplo
atist, they declare that he has out'
anoevered the Japanese, yielding1
n by one to the conditions until he1
o'ced them into a corner on the main
ssue of indemnity and left them no,
~scape, except surrender or to con
'ert the war into a war to collect tri
lute. The Russians declared that dip.
>matically the Japanese made their
olosal blunder when they agreed to
onsider the conditions seriatim.
The Japanese correspondents,
hough they said little, plainly showed
heir dissatisfaction with the terms
uring the afternoon. They stood aloof,
~ent in the midst of the general jubi
ation. f'or as the afternoon advanced<
he air was 'filled with the sounds of
'ejoicing. Bells were ringing in Ports- 1
Fever at Pensocola, Florida. I
Pensacola, Fla., Special.-Dr. Joseph
.Porter, State health officer, has is
ned a card to the public in which he: f
ays that three Greeks with symptoms I'j
fyello; +'ever have been found in C
pensacola. T'n ecases were diszovereds
y Dr. Warren E. Anderson, and agent f
ere for the State board of health, andt
)r. Porter confirms Dr. Anderson's 1
agnosis of the cases. 1
Ambassador Sees Czar.
St. Petrsburg, By Cable.-Mr. Meyer,
e American ambassador, had an i
dience with the Emperor at Peter-s
of Wednesday afternoon, which last- r
d three hours. Presumably the mat- t
r of peace was discussed at length.
ut nothing can be ascertained at
resent regarding what aetual ly 5
yk place, as the embassy .eclin es
y give out any statement. It is known, I
owever, that a long cablegram has
en sent to Washington giving the
esults of tne conference. The Emper- !
r attended the manoeuvres in the
acrning, and returned to Peterhof just i~
afime to receive ihr. Meyeir.
Decision Against Sov.thern Road.
Washington, D. C., SpeciaL-The In
er-State Commerce Commission de-r
ided four cases brovght by T. M. Ke-J
c & Comparny. of Terra Haute. Inad...
gaist the Charleston & Western rail
:ay Company. the Seaboard Air Line I
nailway. and the Phiiadelphia &
~eading Railway Company, the decis
I de'laring that the defen.'.ants' es-i
blished charge of $1.00) per day for
ar demurrage is just and reasonable.
Tt Act on Bennington Report. I
~onaparte has just completed a thor- t
ugh examination of the record of the'i
'oceedings of the court of inquiry 1in t
e case of the disastrous hoiler ex
losion on the Bennington at San
iego. Cal.. July -.1 last, and will an
ounce his action in a dlay or two. It
understcod that he dos'. not agree
'th the court in sevecral of its co0
lusns in thc m~atter of the individual
csponsiiity of va--ious 04icers en:l
ena of th vessel for the cognditions
nouth and Newcastle and the vesselL
n 'he harbor were adding to the din
h heir sirens and bellk. One of the
-.panese, however, gave the true note
vhen he remarked:
IF MIKADO APPROVES, GOOD.
"Tell me that the Mikado has ap
roved it and I shall be satisfied."
In that sentence was compressed
he Spartan heroism of the Japanese
iation. and later when Mr. Sato issued
he official explanation of the reasons
hat moved the Japanese plenipoten
laries and it showed that the Emper
)r nad approved, there was a percep
ible change in the feelings of the Jap
nese. Considerable disappointment,
iowever. continued to be manifested.
3aron Komura following the rule he
ias set himself, declined to make any
;tatement. and Mr. Takahira would
nly say when asked to make a state
"For the sake of humanity and civ
lization, and as we believe, in the in
erest of both countries and the world,
ve have made peace."
A scene of the greatest excitement
'ollowed the receipt of the news in
he lobby of the Hotel Wentwor7th. The
fficial bulletin telephoned from the
:onference room at the navy yard by
Jr. Sato and like an electric thrill
ooded through the room. There were
creams of joy. Men threw their hats
loft, women actually wept. Then
here was a rush for the telegraph
)ffices and in an instant the news was
;peeding to the remotest corners of
'AP CORRESPONDENTS GLOOMY.
"We did not believe it this morning,"
aid Mr. Fukotonii, correspondent for
he Osaki Asahi. as he walked away
inking his head. Japan expected a
reat deal more than this. Division of
)akhalin was not to be thought of. It
vas ours by the blood of our soldiers
Lnd we should have kept it. Russia
>rought on this war; she should have
>aid for it."
He was interrupted by another cor
espondent. But the Emperor has or
"Yes." said another. "it is the Em
The attitude of th'9 group at the
nention of the Emperor's name im
"Yes." assented one, "the Emperor
ias spoken and Japan will obey. The
Emperor is all-wise and Japan is satis
The incident was a striking illustra
ion of that wonderful devotion of the
apanese for their sovereign and of the
mplicit confidence they place in his
Both Countries May Borrow.
New York, S pecial.-Well-informed
ianking interests are of the opinion
hat the treaty of peace between Rus
ia and Japan will soon be followed by
Russian loan and with another later
y Japan. The extent of the loans will
epend largely upon the provisions of
he agreement between the two coun
ries. Bankers believe that Russia will
nake liberal compensation to Japan.
.lthough this may be provided for in a
epaate understanding. It is known
hat Russia has made all preparations
or placing part of a loan here, and it
s well understo'd that Japan contem
lates raising n:ore money to pay in
To Draft Treaty Promptly.
Portsmouth. N. H., Special.-The of
icial account of Monday afternoon's
neeting was given by Mr. Sato on his
~rival at the hotel. It is as follows:
In the afternoon session of August
:9. the conference has discussed the de
ails of the treaty of peace. It has
ieen decided to entrust the drafting of
he clauses of Privy Councillors De
artens and Mr. Dennison, legal advis
r of the Foreign Office of Japan. wits
nstructions to finish the work as soon
Surprise in St Petersburg.
St. Petersburg. By Cable.-The dis
~atches from Portsmouth brought the
irs news of the result of the confer
nee. The news came as an electric
urpise. as official and diplomatic cir
les had been practically without hopes
i peace all during the day. The re
It will onliy become known at night
o comparatively few persons.
ilion Dollar Fire at Johnstown,
Johnstown. Pa.. Special.-A serious
re is ra.ging in the Pennsy.lvania
rafle Stores, which are owned by the
ambia Steel Company. The firemen
eem to have lost control of the
raes and it is apparent that the en
re property will be destroyed. The
>ss may approximate a million dol
Boycott Partly Off.
Wasington, Special.-Of particular
portance to the Southern cotton
pinners and weavers is the announce
ient by Minister Rockhill Monday
bat the Chinese boycott on American
ice goods is about to be ?afted. Cab
.ng from Pekin, the minister says his
formation is to the effect that the
ntiAmerican boycott as a whole is
radually subsiding. The Caiinese mc
hants of Shanghai dealing in pier'e
'oods are? strongly opposing the boy
ott. and taking steps which Minister
~ockhill believes are likely to break
so far ar piece goods are conern
Fayetteville. Special.-In the Supe
ior' Court here Monday afternoon
uige Moore made an order continuing
ill the next term of court, the caiss
.gainst Mr. J. C. Haigh and Mr. G. G.
Ircr, cashier and teller, respective
r. of the Bank of Fayette.ille, fcr al
ged em'bezzlemecnt ci funals of the
ank. Mesrs Haigh and Myrover we're
aicted about four' months ago on an
.!!eed shortage of about $60).000 in
strange Murder in Ashevilla, N. C.
Ahevile. N. C.. Special.-"Death at
h hans of a person unknown." was
he coroner's verdiict at an inquest
el Monday night on the body of Jas.
>aughtr:.. whose lieless bodyv was
oundl in the hall of a boarling houser
2 the ity ea'ly Monday' morning. An
utopsy held Monday on the corpse r
Taled w~o large clots at 1he base~ of
he bran. which were e':Idently. caus
d by blows with a blhmt irstruimnt.
;iene adiced r~t the inque's t ail
d to throw any lizh: on the 'nystery
His Efforts In Behalf of Peace Are
BY THE WORLD'S GREAT RULERS
Congratulatory Messages Pour in
From All Parts of the World, Com
mending Mr. Roosevelt on His Ac
Oyster Bay, L. I., Special. - The
crowned heads of the world unite with
distinguished statesmen of America
and Europe in according the glory of
peace between Russia and Japan ::o
President Roosevelt. Telegrams of
congratulation have been pouring :.n
upon the President in a great flood.
rhey came from persons of high de
gree and low from all quarters of the
Among the first letters received
was one from the King of England, as
"Marienbad, August 29.
"Let me be one of the first to con
,ratulate you on the successful issue
f the peace conference, to which you
save so greatly contributed.
"EDWARD, R. I."
Soon afterwards a notably cordial
!ablegram was received from Emperor
Wfilliam, of Germany. It read:
"Neues Palais, August 29.
President Theodore Roosevelt:
"Just received cable from America
Lnnouncing agreement of peace con
erence on preliminaries of peace; I'm
>verjoyed, and express most sincere
ongratulations at the great success
due to your iuntiring jefforts The
whole of mankind must unite, and will
lo so, in thanking you for the good
boon you have given it.
"WILLIAM, I. .
President Loubet, of France, exten4.
d his congratulations in this meskage:
"La berguae, Presidence, August 30.
Your excellency has just renaerea
:o humvanity an excellent service, for
vhich I fecilitate you heartily. The
French Republic rejoices in the role
Jet. but the text of his responses is
:his historic event.
The President has acknowledged te
messages received from King Edward,
CEmperor William and President Lou
Jet, but the text of his responses is
2ot made public here.
Then came cablegrams from diplo
matic representatives of foreign gov
rnments in this country-From Sir
%fortimer Durand, the British ambas
sador; from M. Jesserand, the French
ambassador: from Mayor des Plan
:hes, ambassador of Italy, and from
Sir Chentung. the Chinese minister.
Count Cassin5, who recently was suc
:eeded by Baron Rosen as Russian
mbassador to the United States, ca
bled as follows:
"Paris, August 30.
"Profoundly happy at the result of
the negotiations, which assures a
peace honorable to both nations and
in which you have taken so faithful
a part. "CASSINI."
William J. Bryan sent a message
3rediting the President with the peace
agreement, as follows:
Janesville. Wis.. A agust 29.
"Accept congratulations. Your ,suc
cessful efforts to secure peace between
Russia and Japan reflects credit on the
nation. ''WM. J. BRYAN."
Cordial messages were received also
from Senators and Representatives in
Congress congratulating the President
on his great triumph for peace, also
one from former Secretary of State
Iohn W. Foster.
Among the scores of messages
whith were received by the President
under Wednesday's date, were con
gratulations from General Booth, of
the Salvation Army; General King,
commander-in-chief of the Grand Army
:>f the Republic; from the archbishop
;f Canterbury; Andrew Carnegie and
the latter's guests at Skibo Castle.
A.mong the Skibo guests are John Mor
ey, Nicholas -Murray Butler and Cnar
One More Case at Natcher;.
Natchez, Miss.. Special.-After 6
o'clock Wednesday evening one new
ease of yellow fever, which was re
ported convalescent, was discovered.
Dtherwise there has been no change in
the local yellow fever situation. The
work of fumigation is being carried on
in every home. There has been no exo
dus. Only one special train left Natchez
this month. This left Wednesday night
with 150 passengers.
Tornado Strikes Town.
Scranton. Pa.. Special.-A tornado
occurred in Carbondo~le. Some~ frame
louses were carried 200 feet andi cars
w.ere toppled over. Many people were
injujred. but fortunately no fatalities
News of the Day.
Ii is proposed. to ra isr- t hree' Br'itish
w:rshi,.s su:n!: in thec St. Clair river
b.' Commo'dore' Pei.rry, and the C'ana
1 ian ( o verumecnt may object.
The President confere'd with Genier
ii Wood. Genergal Davis and others
Cut Woman's Throat.
Norfolk, Va.. Specia.-Capt. E. W.
Jones, of Company E. Seventy-'irst
Regiment Xirginia Voluntee:'s. killad
Mauid Robinson .C' ette kn1w as Maud
Cameron. byn~e eering the wo
[an's he~ad from herhulders vw"th a
razor, and tie' alttempte i sui:"ide by
cun is e throat Th murde red
wo'ian was 'year o' C'aptain .ne
Two Cases in Vicksburg.
Vi'ksh:ig. Miss., Special.-Mr. John
3:i :eras. of the MarinaQ Hospital Ser
vie. reported t vo'( positive cases of
vllaw fy,'er in Viekshurg. The slck
ness 5;ot a very mild ty ye. Locail phy
icians first diagnosed the disease as
vellow' fr-ver this ::;rumg. the an
louncecmer.t creating some.what of a
pani~c. Thce origin of th:e fevcr has not
ie ben fixed. Both pa: ients arc vwhite
.nd neither has been o::t of town. for
FACTS AND FIGURES OF WAR
Interesting Sidelights and Statistics
That Are Valuable.
1. Russia's policy of playing fast and
loose with her promises as to the
evacuation of Manchuria, whereby
China's sovereignty over that land was
practically annulled, and the equal
commercial rights therein of the rest
of, the world seriously threatened.
2. Russia's refusal to recognize Ja
pan's paramount interests in Korea
and her own "diplomatic" moves in
that peninsula, looking toward treaty
rights, under which she might gain
control of the port, of Fusan-the more
northern harbors of Vladivostok and
Port Arthur having ptoved less serv
iceable than had been anticipated.
3. Japan's 7-year-old grudge against
Russia for ousting her from Port Ar
thur at the close of her contest with
China and (also) Russia's fatal ignor
ance of Japan's preparedness and her
over-confidence in her own strength.
From February 5, 1904, to June 11,
1905-493 days. Nbte:: June 11 is
the date on which Russia and Japan
agreed to meet to consider peace.
There has been no armistice since
June 11, but there has been no fight
1. Japan has reacquired control of
Korea, establishing a protectorate, and
appointing an American, Durham
White Stevens, as advisor to the Em
peror, Yi Heul.
2. Japan has regained possession of
Port Arthur and the Lio-Tung penin
sula and has forced the return of Man
churia to China with "open doors" for
the trade of the world. Japan also ac
quired the northern half of Sakhalin
3. International law has gained a
c:.eared knowledge than has before
been had of what constitutes "contra
band of war" and to what lengths a
naval officer may properly go in the
"*right to search." Both of these ad
vances were made largely through the
prompt diplomacy of the late Secreta
ry of State Hay.
4. Russia certainly will not get on
the Pacific coast the "ice-free port"
for which she has so long been looking.
Russia had in Manchuria in Febru
ary, 1904, 60.000 men.
She has since sent out to the front,
Japan is said to have mobilized near
ly 700,000 men.
Total force engaged- since the out
break of the war (about) 1,540,000
Of these the killed, permonently dis
abled and invalided home have been
computed at 625,000; 375,000 Russians
and 250.000 Japanese.
Japan has suffered the loss of only
one proininent officer, Com-mander
Cda; the Russian officers o. rank
killed are Count Keller. General Rut
kovsky, Smolensky, Rialinkin, Tserpit
sy, Kondratshenko, Commander Ste
panofi and Admirals Makaroff, Molas,
Voslkersham and Withofft.
In money, acco)rding to figures pub
lished in The Gazette, ot St. Petersburg,
the war has cost Russia (including
property destroyed) $1,075,000,000.
On the 5th of June it was estimated
at Trokio that the cost to Japan had
en close in the neighborhood 01 475,
Bringing the total money cost (at
the agreement to peace parleys) to $1,
Actual Workr of Peace.
Portsmouth, N. H., Special.-Actual
work of drafting the treaty of Ports
mouth began Wednesday. It is being
.one by Mr. De Martens and Mr. Den
rison, acting as legal advisors for the
respective sides. While the "bases" of
peace have been accepted by the plen
ipotentaries, considerable detail re
mains to be worted out in the elabora
tion of the articles of the treaty. This
is especially true in regard to the ar
ticles dealing with the Chinese East
ern Railway, and the surrender of the
leases of the LiaoTung peninsula and
Port Arthur and Talienwan (Dalny.)
Mr. Pokotiloff, the Russian minister to
Pekin, who was formerly manager of
the Russo-Chinese Bank at Pekin, and
who has intimate knewledge of all the
details relating to these matters, is
assisting Mr. De Martens.
A very anomalous situation exists as
to the impression created by the con
clusion of peace. Whilo the outside
world applauds, in Japan there is ev
idently great disappointment in the
terms, and in Russia, wehere it
would seem that there should be uni
ersal rejoicing over the great diplo
matic victory Mr. Witte has won, the
government seems to have receivcd it
To Vote on Dispensary.
Sparanburg, S. C., Special.-Super
visor Miles announced that, after feel
ng satisfied that the required one
Courth of the qualified voters of the
ounty had signed the petition calling
for an election on dispensary or no dis
pensay, he would accordingly order an
lection. The- day for the same has
been named, the time being Tuesday,
November 14. At this time H. 13. Car
lsle and J. S. Turner. who were nom
:ated in the primary for county sena
tor and coroner respectively, will be
Brass Staple in His Head.
Winston-Salemf. Spccial.--Mr. John
Nail, who was struck on the head by
a brass staple and seriously injured at
Drwn & Williamson's tobacco far
ary a few weeks ago. was eanried to
Geensboro 1:' his phy
Bnu. HeI goes there for the pulrp
of having his hea:1 ?:<ane -or -
Long's X-ray ma-hine. ta ee if the
staple is in the head. Mr. Nail stated
that, at times, his head gives h'im een
Czar Surprised and Delighted.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-The Em
pror visted Bjiorkce to inspect a crui
ser in co-.rse of construction there. Ble
fore leaving Pceehof his ruaajesty
cabled M. Witte to breank off the nego
tiations and leave Portsmouth if the
Jaanese pic,.ipotentiaries insisted on
n iemnity. When he returned to
Peerho th e Emperor fournd M. WVitte'::
calegram announcir.g the suc-e o
the negotiations and was delighted. !h
immediately cabled M. Witte approv
FEVER IS UNDER BETTER CONTROl
New Orleans Situation Continues tc
Improve-Priest Goes to Pattersor
to Avert Italians' Threatened Riol
-Work of Salting Gutters Pushed
in the City.
New Oleans, Special.-Official repor1
to 6 p. m.:
New cases, 29; total to date, 2.024.
Deaths. 3: total death, 2S7.
New foci, 11.
Cases under treatment, 305.
Cases discharged, 1,432.
For the first time in o0""r a montt
the number of new cases was in the
twenties. With only three deaths, com
ciilman E. T. Duna is alco on the list
the feeling of confidence that the fevei
Is being wiped out is growing. Among
the new cases is that of Captain B. F.
Clayton, U. S. A.. the quartermaster in
charge of this department. City Coun
cilman E. T. Dunn is also on the list
Of the deaths, one occurred at the
The country situation is improving
somewhat, though the discovery of new
foci causes some little anxiety.
The situation at Patterson where it
was feared the ignorant Italians con
templated trouble has developed noth
ing new. No overt act has been com
mitted, and it is believed that danger
is over. Father Widman, the Jesuit
priest went there Sunday and met the
citizens and a number of leading Ital
ians and proposes to make a perrsonal
canvass of the town, to talk to every
Italian, and convince him of the good
intentions of the health authorities.
A heavy downpour of rain prevented
the mass-meeting which it was pro.
posed to hold here today.
Today nearly all of the dirt carts
were used in the work of salting the
gutters. It has been found that since
the mosquietos have been deprived of
their favorite breeding places, the
stagnant gutters on cross streets are
filed with wiggle-tails, so special ef
forts are being made to render these
unsuitable. Over a thousand tons of
salt have been used so far and the
work will continue.
There is much interest in the case
of Dr. Philip Berge, the physician
who was arrested late Sunday night
on the charge of failing to report three
cases of yellow fever. He was paroled
by the inspector, but will have to
answer to the charge Monday morn
ing before the second recorder. He
says that he reported the cases by
mail, but the Marine Hospital Service
has no record of them.
There has been a recrudescence at
Tallulah, in Madison garish, not far
from Vicksburg, three cases having
been diagnosed by Dr. Krauss, of the
Marine Hospital Service.
A report from Leeville, under date
of September 1, shows that there have
been 312 cases there so tar, and 29
deaths, with 145 cases under treat
To End Oil Iniquiry.
Birmingham, Special.-H. M. Beck,
of this city who is representing minori
ty stockholders of the United Oil and
Land Company, of Columbus, Ga.,
states that the final hearing in the in
vestigation proceedings against the of
ficers of the company is to be given
in Columbus, Ga.. on September 7. A
temporary injunction has been in force
since last fall which restrains the
majority stockholders from disposing
of the company's properties at Molk
trick, California, in the Bakersfield
district. The Associated Oil Company,
which is the largest prroducer in
California, now operrates wells which
oil daily and the companiespra oer
turn out about I,000 to 1,500 barrels of
oil daily and the officers of the Asso
ciated Company are the majority
stockholders in the United Oil and Land
No Spread of Disease at Notchez.
Natchez, Miss., Special.-This is the
fifth day since the promulgation of the
report of yellow fever in Natchez, since
which time no new cases have been re
ported. All of the patients are doing
well, the fever being of an exceedingly
mild type. FIfty-three volunteers made
a house to house canvass and reported
very littit sickness.
Bomb Explodes in Crowd.
Barcelona, Special-A bomb explod
ed with terr-ific force Sunday afternoon
on the marine parade, which was
thronged with holiday makerrs. A
panic ensued and the air was rent with
shrieks and groans of the victims, who
numbered 21, including one woman,
killed and five persons mortally wound
e. The bonib was conical in shape
and was covered with cement. The
perptrator of the outrage is ur.known.
One witnees states that early this
morning a child was seen to deposit a
bomb at the foot of a tree, while an
othcr version is that the bomb was plac
ed at the foot of a tree this afternoon
and that the man who was seen to
lace it there was injured
Doubt Cast on Story.
Frnandina. Fla., Special.-The two
men from the ill-fated ship Peconic,
wichi they say sank near this shore
13:; Sunday. are still here, and, in
o'.dince to orders received from New
Y.rk. froem the vessel's owners, will
ton and several thousand dollars' worth
until the truth of their story Is fully
esalihd No bodies have yet wash
Ied ashore and no wreckage from the
vessel has been seen.
Lost $15,000 by Fire.
Albany, Ga.. Special.-Captain Boyd,
of Lear. Ga.. was the victim Sunday
night of one of the most disastrous !n
ceniary fires ever known in this aee
tion. suffering the lo-s of a modern
barn. st'ac:ae and other oati!lings.
toether ,-vth 'tfine mailes. twecve
ruilk cy:s with ralves. ten bai:3 of o
ton an:1 .cerrai thous:In-i do!!rs' witl
of waz.as. buggics. farn imnlement:
ndl' IOc:!StuJIS. Captain Dovd cscimate:
is loss at $15,000, without ins.
A CHOLERA SCARE
merican Seaport Towns Seriously
Menaced By the Plague
11 GETS H.OLD IN GERMAN PORTS
Plague Record Stands at 51 Cases
and 19 Deaths, Two Cases Existing
at Hamburg, But. the Greatest
Danger to American Ports is Be
lieved to Lie in the Austrian Port
Berlin, By Cable.-Dr. Nocht, harbor
physician at Hamburg, in reply to in
:uiries made by the press concerning
2holera, telegraphs as follows:
"The transhipment of Russian emi
grants having been suspended at Ham
burg, further cholera infection is im
"The room companion of the first
zase has a light attack, but otherwise
all the emigrants are healthy.
"Three emigrants d e to sail last
Thursday on the steager Moltke, (for
New York,) were landed and since
then have been under medical obser
vation. All are healthy. The drink
ing water and the sanit'ry arrange
ments here are faultless, and conse
quently an epidemic is unlikely.
"Single instance, naturally, in spite
:f the greatest care, cannot always be
prevented, but no danger exists for sea
traffic. I am convinced that all the
means for opposing the cholera are in
use. We are going to meet the future
with tranquility and we hold that
Americans have no grounds for dis
The opinion is expressed in Berlin
that the United States seaboard has
more to fear from emigrants shipping
at Trieste than from German ports
as cholera is already in Austria Po
The record stands at 51 cholera cases
and 19 deaths, a steady increase and a
high percentage of mortality. The
most uneasy news for America is that
a second case exists at Hamburg. It
was officially reported that a laborer in
St. George's Hospital where the Rus
sian emigrant died, has cholera, but it
is added that the seizure is of a milder
form than the previous ones. Two of
the other fresh cases are in east Prus
sia, indicating that the infected area
has widened. The imperial health office,
as shown by the statement made, is
confident that it has the disease in
hand. The most recently reported vic
tims are among the Russian rivermen
in quarantine. Professor Adolph Kafa,
Prof. Koch's successor as head of the
Institute of Infectious Diseases, has
gone to the infected district to direct
the measures to confinet the disease.
The Institute of Infectious Diseases
will be open all night examide sere
tions taken from the digestive tubes
of persons who have died under cir
cumstances suggesting cholera. From
time to time couriers arrive from
some port of Germany with portions of
bodies done up hermetically.
The Minister of the Interior has is
sued an order covering all Prussia, re
quiring physicians immediately after
the death of any suspected patient to
send a messenger with sections of the
almentary canal to the Institute of
Infectious Diseases for through exami
Gets Lower Duty.
Mexico City, Special-In* consequence.
of a treaty recently made blitween
French and Mexico, the former country
is now imposing the minimum duty on
Mexico coffee shipped from a Mexi
can to a French port.' Exports of cof
fee to France show a considerable in
crease at very good prices.
Nqew Casses in Mississippi.
Jackson, Miss.. Special.-Surgeon
Wasdin reports three new cases of yel
low fAver at Gulport and states that
the situation is well in hand along the
Gulf coast. Dr. Labanon report ene case
of fever at Pearlington, near the Loui
siana line, and has taken charge as
State health officer. Three new sun
picious cases are under observation at
Peppered the Bridegroom.
Richmond, Va., Special.-John Kinkc
er was shot and painfully wounded in
the left shoulder with a shotgun by
W. L. Mason, at Lacross, Va.. Sunday
afternoon. He went to Mason's to be
married to Miss Lula A. Hirris. who
was living at Mason's. It is said Ma
son had notified Kinker that he would
kill him if he camne on to his yard. On
Kinker entering the yard. Mason fired
on him twice, as above stated. Kinker
was subsequently married to Miss Har
ris and is doing well. Mason is under
Case in Indian Territory
Little Rock. Ark., Special.-Major
General W. H. Haynes. commanding
the Arkansas militia, which is fur
nishing the guards to enforce the State
quarintinie. was officially informed to
day of the existence of a case of yel ow
fever at Mayesville. I, T.. a e
diately gave orders to the g to
tighten the quarantine. Mi s
and Louisiana. Florida and A t'1,
Ga.. have been declared infected ri
tory by the State board of health
Ma:ico Wz ntz imirants.
Mexico Cety. S-ca-iZ.-In vier- of het
large nme:- 't V:rpc-: conigra ts
who are flockig :o 3cath A:merica. es
pteially to Br:-2:l. Ecnor .loauin- r
rres. has heen in z:n:t".tin with l
a vie Vto livrt'E: Zt: tide o inmie,
ticn to Mez. !i probah!? thtaa
com:~w!U M :-me~. i or the, p -
pese' of hering. su:nC of the desir l
emigrants in th'is irection. as ther
a gcod dlemand on th'e various pla