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WILMINGTON, N. C, TUESDAY, APRIL 27. 1S7.
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THE SITUATION IN EUROPE.
NO DISCORD AMONG THE POW
ERS OVER THE EASTERN WAR.
Pitiable Situation of the Sultan of Tnrkey.
Discontent at Athens Over the King not
Going to the Front-Greek Warships to
Ran the Gauntlet of the IordonellI.
Relation Hetween the Vatican and Con
stantlnople Broken OfT Bulgaria Res
tive. (Copyrighted by the Associated Press.)
London, April 24. The last few days
have developed a dramatic situation.
The sudden removal of Edhem Pasha,
the Turkish commander-in-chief and
the fact that he has been replaced by
Osman Pasha, the hero of Plevna, has
caused great surprise, in view of the
glowing accounts which the corre
spondents in the field sent of Edhem
Pasha's brilliantly conceived plan of
campaign, which wte represented as
working like a machine and which gave
the world the impression that Turkey
had found in him a second Von Moltke.
It is stated, now that Edhem Pasha is
In disgrace; that he has had fittle pre
vious experience in warfare; that he
is a treature of Izzet Bey and that he
fell when that favorite of the sultan
It is also stated that the sultan has
hitherto heen afraid to send his best
generals, such as Achmet, Fuad and
Keschid Pasha, to the front, they
being, instead, kept in the most remote
provinces.' , No remarkable develop
ment, however, is expected from the
appointment of Osman Pasha to com
mand the Turkish forces operating
against the Greeks in Thessaly, as, a
part from the dangers of swapping
horses at the present critical juncture,
Osman Pasha will be hampered by the
sultan's jealous determination to direct
the military operations from the Yil
dizkiosk. The great value of Osman
Pasha's presence at the front is his
popularity with the army. The sultan
dreaded his popularity, although he
used it as a protection by always hav
ing Osman Pasha accompany him on
his weekly drives upon the occasion of
the Selamlik, when the sultan, himself
a sallow, scared, miserable looking fig
ure, sat facing the horses with his griz
zled, resolute looking old marshal oppo
site him. In his position of palace
marshal, Osman Pasha had to seal
every dish served to the sultan and
never left the grounds of the palace
without imperial permission.
Saad Eddin Pasha, who is to succeed
Ahmed Hiflz Pasha in command of the
Turkish army at Janina, is the general
the sultan sent to Crete in December
last to carry out the reforms there in
accordance with the sultan's ideas.
The embassadors, however, demanded
Saad Bddin's recall and after a threat
from the powers of serious measures
if the demand was refused, the sultan
yielded and. Saad Eddin was recalled.
The cabinet council at Yildizkiosk
yesterday discussed the enrollment of
volunteers and decided, as the treaty
of Berlin forbids the use of irregulars,
that the volunteers must wear the
Turkish -uniform and serve under reg
ular officers appointed by the govern
ment. Out of 20,000 Albanian volun
teers, one-half have accepted these
-conditions and the others, who refused,
have been sent here. An official report
gives the entire number of Turkish
troops under arms as being 357,000,
whereof 217,000 are in European Tur
key. From Athens it is stated that discon
tent exists there at the fact that King
George has not yet started for the
front. His reserve is considered ex
cessive. The feeling at Athens against
Russia still runs high. The Greek gov
ernment has rejected Russia's offer to
protect the Greek orthodox in Turkey,
Russia's eagerness to do so having
caused doubts as to her motives and
the government of Greece has now "beg
ged Great Britain to protect the ortho
dox. It is understood that in a message
which the king is preparing, he will in
vite all Greeks throughout the world
to make sacrifices of money as well as
The rumor in Athens today that the
Greek warships were preparing to make
a dash through the Dardanelles caus
ed much Interest in military naval cir
cles. It was pointed out that the bom
bardment of small ports on the Al
banian and Macedonian coasts does
not require powerful ironclads such as
the Psara, Hydra and Spetzai and these
may try to run the gauntlet af the
Turkish ships and ports in the strailts.
If only two of them succeed in getting
through, the effect of their appearance
in the Bosphorus would be incalcula
ble. It is quite certain that with their
present armament the Turkish war
ships would be powerless against
The Greek army at present is suffer
ing from lack of medical supplies.
The chloroform is already exhausted
and nurses, medicines, clinical ther
mometers, lint and surgical appliances
Prince Ferdinand, of Bulgaria, is
playing his own game and is deter
mined to profit to the utmost by Tur
key's stress, apparently heedless of ad
vice even from Russia. ,
The Servian minister at Paris. 1n an
interview, describes Servias attitude
as being one of strict neutrality. He
added: "Bulgaria is in the same po
sition as ourselves. Sh is more in
sistent; 1)ut, there is no danger of trou
ble, as it is in the interest of the porte
to grant what Ke ask." The Servian
minister did not think the war would
last long. He said the Greeks must
not reckon upon a rising in Macedonia
According to advices from Rome, re
lations "between the holy see and Tur
key are entirely suspended. The whole
interest of the Vatican is directed to
wards Inducing the powers to end
Turkish rule in Europe, with the view
of a great revival and reorganization
of the Christian eastern churches.
A telegram from St. Petersburg says
the fact that the war has not produced
discord among the powers and has not
modified the programme, of the impe
rial visits is regarded in official cir
cles as a solid guarantee of the locali
zation of the war and as a safeguard
General Miles to Viit the Seat of War.
Washington. April 24. General Miles
has been notified of the president's ap
proval of his projected visit to the seat
of war in Europe. He will leave Wash
ington early in May. prpfeably on the St.
Paul, from New York. .
DEFRAUDING THE STATE.
Another Insurance Company Caught No
Federal Court at New Bern This Week.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, April 24. The secre
tary of state was today notified that
the Family Protective Association is
doing business In North Carolina un
der the guise of a benevolent company
exempt from taxation. Its headquar
ters appear to be at Kinston.
Auditor Ayer has only twenty days
now in which to get out the tax blanks
to all counties of the state.
The governor orders a special civil
term of Burke superior court, begin
ning June 14th. The Judge has not yet
been designated to hold it.
The papers in the latest injunction
case to restrain the private stock
holders of the Atlantic and North Car
olina railway from meeting were to
day served on Mrs. Tucker and her
son, W. R. Tucker.
United States Marshal Carroll re
ceived notice from the attorney general
today that there would be no federal
court at New Bern next week, owing
to the failure to appoint a judge.
; Colored Normal School Board Elected.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, April 24. This after
noon the state board of education met
anl elected the following as local boards
of managers of the various colored
normal schools: Salisbury, J. A. Ram
sey, Charles Price, S. A. Earnhardt,
Rev. Jthro Rumple, Theo. F. Klutz;
Franklinton, T. H. Whitman, H. E.
Long, B. S. Mitchell, J. A. Hawkins,
James I. Moore; Winston, H. E. Fries,
W. A. Blair, Rev. J. H. Clerell, T. J.
Brown, J. J. Blair, Rev. H. A. Brown,
C. A. Reynolds; Fayetteville, J. R.
Deal, P. N. Melcher, F. P. Williston, D.
A. Bryant, G. A. P. Wilkerson; Ply
mouth, F. M. Bunch, L. N. C. Spruill,
Stewart James, G. W. Harvey, Joseph
Hassel; Elizabeth City, Palemon John,
M. B. Culpepper, W. J. Griffin, C. E.
Kramer, S. L. Sheff. The board ad
journed until Monday, when it will
elect a local board for the Goldsboro
school, and also elect a state board of
THE CI VI Li SERVICE.
Senator Pritchard' Committee Begins the
Investigation Into Its Practical Work
ings, Under a Senate Resolution.
Washington, April 24. The senate
committee on civil service, of which
Senator Pritchard, of North Carolina,
is chairman, began its investigation
of the civil service today under the res
olution recently adopted by the senate.
William Blashland, an ex-union soldier,
testified to having been dismissed from
the office of the United States treasur
er, which he claimed was done in order
to make a place for the son of Regis
ter Tillman, a boy 17 years old, who
had not, he said, been required to pass
a civil serivce examination. He said
there were other appointments under
Register Tillman, of whom an examina
tion had not been required.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson was
also before the committee. He ex
pressed the opinion that chiefs of di
vision in the executive departments
and others charged with executive re
sponsibility should not be included in
the classified se -vice as provided in Mr.
William C Conner, a book binder at
the government printing office, said
that no educational Qualification was
required in many classes of work done
in the binderies. He charged that girls
appointed under the rules of the clas
sified service had to be taught to do
the work required after they were ap
pointed. Mr. Conner said that in sev
eral instances, just previous to the re
cent change in administration, the
wages of several persons who were re
ceiving $2 per day had been increasd
to the extent of 1 cent an hour in order
to hold them in the service under the
William EL Ryan, a clerk in the treas
ury department, who made the race
for congress in the Thirty-first con
gressional district of New York, last
fall on the democratic ticket and who
is contesting the seat of his successful
republican rival, detailed the circum
stances of his dismissal. He claimed
to have been absent without pay
though not without leave, during the
campaign, while he understood that
many other government officials such
as the secretary of the treasury. Comp
troller Eckels and even the chairman
of the civil service commission, were,
absent on pay.
Mr. Ryan said that when he returned
to his desk in November he found his
dismissal awaiting him,' but that he was
reinstated in February and again dis
missed in March. This latter dismissal,
Mr. Ryan claimed to be due to the fact
that he would not consent to desist
from his contest for the seat in con
gress. He said that Logan Carlisle,
son of the secretary and chief clerk of
the department has told him that the
prosecution of the contest could avail
him nothing. Mr. Ryan said he had no
doubt that his dismissal was for purely
political reasons; "because mv views
differed from those of Mr. Carlisle,"
A letter was received from Secretary
Gage, in which he stated his general
commendation of the civil service sys
tem. He thought, however, there
should be exceptions and he instanced
deputy revenue collectors, who, he
said, should be appointed by the rev
enue collectors to whom they were per
Senator Pritchard announced his
purpose to ask the heads of alt depart
ments to appear before the committee
in order to make the investigation
thorough. The committee adjourned
unui Saturday next.
HIS CORDIAL RECEPTION AT THE
COURT OF ST JAMES.
London Press Contrast His "Dignified Re
tlcence With Mr. Bayard's Volubility."
He Goes to England at a Critical Moment
Press Criticism of British Gush Over Oar
New Representative to the British Co art.
Catholics Stirred op Over the Lee Taxll
(Coppyright by Associated Press.)
London, April 24. The reception ac
corded to Colonel John Hay, the new
United States ambassador to the court
of St. James, has been most cordial on
all sides. The newspapers have been
most eulogistic and it is emphatically
a case of "le roi est mort, vive le roi."
There have been many allusions to
Colonel Hay's dignified reticence, com
pared with the volubility of his prede
cessor.Mr. Bayard. The Daily News af
ter the warmest praise of Colonel Hay
says: "It would be useless to deny
that he comes at a rather critical mo
ment. A year ago Great Britain and
the United States were on the brink of
war and the reception of the arbitra
tion treaty had a bitter disappointment
to Aemrica's best friends in England.
Colonel Hay, of course, cannot influence
the senate, but he will doubtless inform
Secretary Sherman how strong is
England's wish for its speedy ratifica-
The Daily Mail says: "There is
something undignified in the gushing
manner we welcome every gentleman
the president is good enough to send.
Does Colonel Hay speak the truth when
he talks about the 'Affectionate greet
ing of millions of our kindred across
the sea?' We all know our kindred are
anything but affectionate and if Colo
nel Hay seems too friendly, a hundred
American newspapers will call him to
The newspapers here hail the Cana
dian tariff with delight. The St. James
Gazette regards it as the most impor
tant news of the day and as presenting
the most agreeable prospects to Great
There has been considerable stir in
Paris at the public confession of Lee
Taxil, who recently appeared a convert
to Rome, from atheism and Free Ma
sonry, that he had been hoaxing the
pope, the cardinals, the priests and the
people. Taxil, for a long time past, has
been puffing a woman, Diana Vaughan,
born of Protestant parents in Ken
tucky, who he declared was the sect
head of the Free Masons, who, in Amer
ica, were devoted to satanism. It was
further stated that, under the auspices
of the late General Albert Pike she had
married the "Devil Asmodeus." Soon
after, Taxil announced that Diana
Vaughan had been converted to Ca
tholicism and he found ready believers
among a section of the Catholics and
even drew a letter with the papal bless
ing from Cardinal Parocchi, the vicar
general of his holiness. Taxil an
nounced that he intended to produce
Diana at a meeting, and a large au
dience, including a number of priests,
appeared. But instead, Taxil confessed
that he had perpetrated a gigantic
hoax. The audience nearly lynched
The developments in South Africa are
creating much excitement here espe
cially in the case of the sudden dis
patch of the Cape of Goodhope squad
ron of British warships to Delagoa bay.
It is the general impression that Great
Britain is preparing for some impor
tant move. According to one state
ment, the government learned that sev
eral German warships had been order
ed to Delagoa bay and, consequently,
is was determined to forestall the Ger
mans. The Globe, however, believes
the explanation is that Great Britain
will possibly obtain full control of Mo
zambique, under the Portuguese flag,
in return for cancelling the large com
pensation which Portugal will be con
demned to pay to Great Britain as a
result of the Delagoa award. Great
Britain would thus administer Mozam
bique as she does Egypt, and the naval
demonstration was intended to ward
off the opposition of the other powers
The Reform Club Dinner.
New York, April 24. The- annual
dinner of the Reform Club which was
given tonight in the new hall room of
the Hotel Waldorf, was anotahle
gathering. Representative men from
all parts of the United States, who
nlaved a rvrominent rmrt in thA rwfnt
campaign of the gold democrats, were
When the list of invited guests was
' made nuhlie it was eenerallv iindr
i stood that thp snpwhps tvhiVh u-mild
j be delivered would in a large measure
indicate the policy of the gold wing
of the democratic party in the next
John Dewitt Warner presided. At
his Tisrhf sat pc-Pri1nt r1 v-tl ami
and on his left was ex-Postmaster
Cieneral u llham L. W lls-on. The toasts
and those who responded to them were
as follows: "Present Problems," Gro
ver Cleveland; "Sound Currency." Jno.
G. Carlisle; "Tariff Reform," William
L. Wilson; "Municipal Administra
tion," Edward M. Shepard; "The New
South,- Donels-on Caffery; "National
Democracy," William D. Bynum;
"The Political Outlook," Henry G. Tur
ner; "Andrew Jackson and the Resto
ration of the Gold Currency," Josiah
Five hundred and eight persons sat
down to the feast.
Exhibitio nBuildings Ready for Exhibit.
Nashville, Tenn., April 24. All the
principal buildings of the centennial
exposition are receiving exhibits, the
government building has reached the
stage where exhibits intended for It can
be placed in position ard the exhibit
of the Interior and treasury depart
ment have been moved from the cars
into the building. The absence of rain
has permitted unobstructed work on
buildings and rounds duriner th
i and the unfinished state bullctines are
. nearingr completion. v
THE TARIFF BILL.
Republican Committeemen Anxious to get '
it Into the Senate Before its Provisions '
are Made Public Their Overtures to the
Washington. April 24. The republi
can members of the finance committee
of the senate have decided to appeal to
their democratic colleagues on the
committee to allow the tariff bill to be
reported to the senate without passing
through the hands of the full commit
tee or. In default of this, to agree to
a report after one formal session. The
republican senators make no effort to
conceal the fact that their reason for
preparing this request is the desire to
avoid the importunity that would re
sult from making the bill public before
reporting it to the senate. With the
bill once out of the hands of the com
mittee the members of the committee
will be as powerless as any other sena
tors to make amendments and hence
will be comparatively free from the
pleadings of those whose interests may
be affected by the changes proposed.
The members of the committee, while
still refusing to make public any of the
details of their work, admit that their
alternations are numerous and far
reaching in effect and, therefore, of a
character to call forth many objections.
They also admit that while they have
made some increases in rates, the great
bulk of the changes have been in the
way of reduction from the house fig
ures. The democratic members of the com
mittee have not yet formally received
the proposition and say they are not
prepared to indicate what their re
sponse "will be until thev do receive it
and have an opportunity to confer
The republicans intend to report the
bill next Thursday if democratic as
sent can be escured to their plan not
to delay it in committee and they agree
that it shall lie in the senate before
taken up for any reasonable time the
democrats may suggest, from one to
two weeks if necessary, in order to
give the democrats an opportunity to
analyze the changes before beginning
There is a determined effort making
to reduce the rates on lumber and coal,
which effort is being stubbornly resist
ed. Senators Davis. Pritchard, Bur
rows, Spooner and Wilson were in con
sultation today with lumber men from
all parts of the country, devising means
of retaining the $2 rate on lumber fixed
by the house.
The Reunion at Nashville in June Busi
ness of Importance to be Transacted Ap
peal For Co-Operation.
nited Confederate veterans,
Adjutant General's Office.
J. B. Gordon. General Commanding.
Geo. Moorman, Adjutant General and
Chief of Staff.
New Orleans, La., April 15, 1S97.
Dear Sir General J. B. Gordon, com
manding United confederate veterans, re
spectfully requests the press, both dally
and weekly, of the whole country, to aid
the patriotic and benevolent objects of
the united confederate veteranse by pub
lishing date reunion is to take place at
Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday, June 22d, 25d, and 24th,
1897. by publication of this letter with
It will be the largest and most im
portant U. C. V. reunion ever held. The
personnel of the Nashville reunion com
mittee, under the leadership of its chair
man. Colonel J. B. O Bryan, is a guaran
tee that everything will be done for the
comfort and convenience or the old vete
rans, and all visitors which is in the
power of man: it is a splendid body o
verv able and distinguished comrade-'
who are fully alive to the magnitude of
the work entrusted to them in enter m
ing and caring or their old com: Jes,
and it will be their pride to make it the
most memorable reunion upon record;
and the citizens of Nashville are aglow
with enthusiasm and patriotism, at the
prospect of dispensing their far-famed
hospitality to the surviving heroes of the
Also to urge ex-confederate soldiers and
sailers everywhere to form local associa
tions, and send applications to these
headquarters for papers to organize
camps immediately, so as to be in time
to participate in the great reunion at
Nashville, and thus unite with their com
rades in carrying out the laudable and
philanthropic objects of the organiza
tion: as noly veterans who belong to or
ganized U. C. V. camps can participate in
the business meeting at Nashville.
Business of the greatest importance to
the survivors of the southern army will
demand careful consideration during the
session of the seventh annual convention
at Nashville, Tenn. such as the best
methods of securing impartial history of
her citizen soldiery': the benevolent care
through state aid or otherwise of dis
abled, destitute or aged veterans, and
the widows and orphans of our fallen
brothers in arms: to consult as to the
feasibility of the formation of a U. C. V.
Benevolent Aid Association: the care of
the graves of our known and unknown
dead buried at Gettysburg. Fort Warren.
Camps Morton. Chase, Douglas. Oakwood
cemetery at Chicago, Johnson's island.
Cairo, and all other points, to see that
they are annually decorated, the head
stones preserved and protected, and com
plete lists of the names of our dead he
roes with the location of their last resting
places furnished to their friends and rela
tives through the medium of our camps,
thus rescuing their names from oblivion
and handing them down in history; the
consideration of the different movements,
plans and means to erect a monument to
the memory of Jefferson Davis, president
of the Confederate States of America,
also to aid in building monuments to
other great leaders, soldiers and sailors
of the south: also to assist in the promo
tion and completion of the proposed "Bat
tle Abbey;" to vote upon the proposed
change of name of the association from
U. C. V. to C. S. A.: and to change the
present badge or button, which is not
patentable, for the new one, which is:
and to make such changes in the consti
tution and by-laws as experience may
suggest, and other matters of general in
terest. Very respectfully,
Adjutant General and Chief of Staff.
Cotton Mill Shut Down.
Dover, N. H., April 24. The employes
of the Cocheco cotton mills were noti
fied today that the entire plant would
be shut down tonight until May 3rd.
The cotton market is still dull and in
view of this fact It was considered that
next week would be a good time to
make repair in the different mills.
! THE SUPREME COURT.
LBY3IEX DIFFER WITH IT ON
THE TAX CASE.
They Pronounce its Declaration of Law a
to Unconstitutionality of a Legislative
Act to be a Novelty-Judge Hoke Still 111
Dave Sutton and the Governor Cotton
Mills Running Day and Night A Strike
Messenger Bureau, Park Hotel.
Raleigh, N. C. April 24.
Unquestionably the decision of the
majority of the supreme court that the
poll tax and property tax sections of
the revenue act of 1S97 are unconsti
tutional and void was a surprise.
Treasurer Worth said today: "My
idea is that it is not necessary even to
state the poll tax; the property tax
regulates the amount of poll tax. The
decision is not as I expected or hoped.
think I can pay the general appro
priations. I will wait as to the special
appropriations and if there are any
funds left over will pay them pro rata."
Treasurer Worth took this delicate way
of saying the supreme court made a
Auditor Ayer said: "The decision will
have to go. There can be no question
of its accuracy or wisdom. But it is
not what I expected."
Some persons remarked that it was
rather novel to see the supreme court
declaring legislative acts unconstitu
tional. Governor Russell commissions T. S.
Franklin, of Charlotte, assistant inspec
tor general of the state guard, with
rank of major.
Mr. Ledbetter will be warden of the
penitentiary until Sentember 1st. Su
perintendent Smith appointed him and
tne directors confirm the appointment.
September 1st Thomas Russell takes
The board of directors of the peniten
tiary this week adopted a resolution
that all vouchers must be signed by the
finance committee. Superintendent
Smith contended that the law does not
so say. The state treasurer todav de
cided that Smith is correct and ordered
his signature to be honored.
Governor Russell orders Judge Green
to hold Watauga court next week, ow
ing to the protracted illness of Judge
Sutton of New Hanover, who was
one of Governor Russell's main sup
porters, is now bitter against him po
litically, though devoted to him per
sonally. It was remarked todav that
one of the wisest things Governor Rus
sell had ever done was his knocking
out Sutton when the latter felt sure he
was to be mayor of Wilmington.
W. G. Randall, the North Carolina
artist, goes to Washington in a day or
two to paint portraits of Vance, Lane
and Burgwyn, the commanders of the
famous Twentv-sixth North Carolina
regiment. He finds he can do the work
there better than at Blowing Rock.
Politics is lively in this city. The
negroes of one faction manifest a good
deal of dislike toHhe populists.
The Buckler Stock Company adver
tised to appear here all this week, fail
ed to play night before last and last
night, owing to lack of audiences.
The Carolina and Northwestern rail
road, formerly the Chester and Lenoir
narrow-guage, will build the seventy
miles of its line between Hickory and
Lenoir. For twenty years it has used
a third rail on the track of the South
The Edna cotton mills at Reidsville,
now claiming to be the second in size
in the state, have put in twenty-five
more looms and run dav and nitht Th
Henrietta mills, by far the largest in
the state, are also running day and
night. Mill men say they are not mak
The two insurance companies which
were found to be doing business in this
state as benevolent companies are the
Grand Fraternity and the Working
men's Aid, of Winston. The latter is a
new one and promptly stopped.
The gathering of Christian Endeavor
ers at their state convention at Char
lotte is larger than was expected.
The supreme court does not propose
to allow its prerogatives to be taken
away. It repulsed the "pie hunters"
who sought to oust Marshal R. H.
Bradley. Now it is making a fight to
retain S. W. Walker as janitor of its
building. The keeper of the capitol had
appointed ex-Senator Westmoreland
janitor. It was said last week there
was a hitch in this business.
The first suit under the "fellow ser
vant's act" is brought in the court here,
to recover $25,000 damages from a rail
way for the killing of a fireman.
Some of the grape growers estimate
the damage by the frosts this week at
50 per cent.
The people here who say thev paw
the airship yield the palm to thoe at
Kenly, who saw the sails and the men
in the machine.
At the agricultural and mechanical
college the cadets get only three hours
drill each week. It Is the fixed opinion
of the United States inspector, the in
structor and the president that this
amount should be doubled. The gov
ernment very properly requires mili
tary instruction at these colleges which
it maintains. The battalion while much
better in drill than last year, is yet
much in lack of practice.
The falling off of the catch of stur
geon in the sounds means the loss of
considerable money. The roe is taken
and made into caviare.
Ex-Judge Spier Whitaker had a
slight attack of paralysis but is much
from Winstonfifgafgfg fgflaofgflfigffg
better today it is said.
A gentleman from Winston tells m
all the negro employes in the tobacco
factories are on strike there and have
been all the week. They met and raised
$300 to feed the poorer ones.
Sbah or Persia Dangerously 111.
London April 24. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph Company from
Paris says that the Shah of Persia,
Muzafer-Ed-DJn. is alarmingly 111
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THE KENTUCKY M XATORSII IP.
The Squabble Continued In the IrgUla
tore Dehoe Knifed In I lie) ICunks of 11 1
Party Great Excitement In the LegUla
Frankfort, Ky., April 24. The biggest
crowd of the extra session assembled in
the house of representatives shortly
lefore noon today the hour for the
Joint session, at which it was expected
that the long and tedious wrangle
would In? ended by the election of W. J.
Deboe, to the United States senate.
All during the morning there were ru
mors to the effect that Senator Linncy
of Iuisville, who was one of the bolt
ers in the Hunter race, would not Ik?
present and that Representative 1,1b
trt, of Newirt, also would bo missing,
both without iairs. This caused the
republicans great uneasiness. To add
to this, the gold democrats held a cau
cus at noon and decided to assist the
silver democrats In an effort to break a
When President Worthington took
the chair shortly after noon, there was
a strong smell of fire and there was
great excitement for a time, but it was
quelled by the prompt action of the
officers of the house, who appointed a
committee to ascertain if there was a
conflagration In progress in the state
house. No fire could be found except
some paper burning in a corner and the
excitement subsided. Governor Brad
ley appeared on the floor with Con
gressman Colson and others of his
friends and this fact In Itself caused
some uneasiness among the Deboe men,
as It was the first time the governor
has been on the floor since the extra
Just before roll call Representative
Lieberth appeared, but Senator Llnney
declined to answer.
One sound money democrat rupliel ,
but this was offset by Lieberth, who
was present and declined to answer
to his name. The roll call showed CS
present, necessary to a quorum 70. A
call for the alrsentees was demanded,
and the Deloe men crowded alut IJn
ney and Uebreth in an endeavor to
control them. L.inney finally answered,
but Iiebreth left the rorm, leaving
only C9 present.
Senator Bronston, democrat, mov.il
an adjournment, but President Worth
ington overruled him and said that a
ballot must be taken, quorum or no
quorum. When Senator Mnney's name
was reached he announcM that he was
paired with Senator Henry I.. Martin,
who has been urged as the compromise
candidate of the democrats, only CO
voted, which left Del? four short of
an election, and a call of the absen
tees was demanded. This was produc
tive of nothing to Delve's Iw-neflt and
the ballot as finally announced stood:
Debot G6; no quorum and no election.
There was a scene of the wildest ex
citement when it finally lcame known
that Deboe had been knifed and the
galleries, and even the members of the
legislature lost their dignity for a mo
ment. An adjournment was moved
and carried, but there was the deejeKt
feeling manifest on all sides. In the
corridor Governor Bradley found Mr.
Liebreth whom he Implored to vote
for the nominee. Mr. Liebreth. how
ever, refused to do so.
After the Joint session Senator Lin
ney, who voted to make a quorum, but
who claimed he was paired with Sen
ator Martin, said that h honestly be
lieved that Del me would le elected
Monday. He would not say what he
Gold Export Renewed.
Washington, April -4. Thte secre
tary of the treasury today received a
telegram from Assistant Treasurer
Jordan, at New York, stating that
1977,000 in gold bullion had been ord-red
for export. This Is the first withdrawal
of any considerable amount since July
22. 1W6, when $2,000,000 was withdrawn,
the last of a heavy series of shipments
extending through a number of
months. Today's order has been antici
pated for a number of days, sterling
exchange having leen dangerously near
the shipping point. The treasury offi
cials are not disturbed and do not an
ticipate any general export movement.
In any event, they say th-y are ier
fectly sure that European holders are
not selling American securities because
of any distrust or want of confidence
In them. The outbreak of hostilities
between Greece and Turkey Is regarded
as probably responsible for the pres
ent demand for gold. Further than thi
the officials do not care to express art
A Defaulter Absconds.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 24. Warrants
have been Issued for the arrest of
George Erickson. a real estate broker
of West Philadelphia. He has been
missing for several days and an Inves
tigation of his affairs shows that he Is
a defaulter to the amount of about $14,
000, principally rentals collected by him
from tenants for various clients. He
was the surviving partner of the firm
of John M. Erickson. & Co.. and the
accusations against him have created
surprise among his business asoclates.
He has enjoyed the most implicit con
fidence of his clients for a number of