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TUB WTLM LN GrTON MESSENGER, FRIDAY, MAY 18,' 1900.
v THE BRITISH ADVANCE
NOW EXTENDED TO GENERALBULLER'S
WING OF THE ARMY.
HE TURNS THE ENEMY'S FLANK
His Forces Make an Advance ofForty
rive Miles In Three Days-Roberts'
Headquarters at Kroonstad-IIIs Ad
vance Guard Eighteen Miles Beyond
that Point Xo News of the Expected
Heller of Mafeklnar-BurKhers Desire
to Sue for Peace.
Xondon, May 15., 3:43 a. ra. General
Bullets turning: of the Biggarsburg
position was effected by a bold move
ment. The Boers had evacuated Hel
makaar, but were making: a stand
Monday evening at Pleskoplaagte,
seven miles from Dundee. The cor
respondents on the spot regarded this
as a rear guard action, intended to
cover the retreat of the army. At the
same time General Hildyard took In
doba, and it is reported that the Boers
withdrew in disorder.
General Buller, who seems to be em
ploying his full strength, is expected
to push on. His first marches were
forty-five miles in three days. He is
thus breaking into British territory
which had been administered for six
months by the Transvaalers as though
it were part of the republic, they hold
ding courts and levying taxes. His
success, therefore, has practical as well
as military consequences.
While Lord Roberts' infantry are
concentrating at Kroonstad, where they
will rest for a days or two, his horse
men have penetrated eighteen miles
northward. In the squadron which
cut the railroad fourteen miles beyond
Kroonstad was the American scout,
Two hundred Boers who had hidden
in the river jungles near Kroonstad
to escape service have surrendered to
the British and have taken the oath
According to a dispatch from Ben
nett Burleigh to The Daily Telegram,
dated Thursday, May 10th, Paul Botha
and MacDonald, members of the Free
State volksraad, demanded that the
chairman should call a meeting to sue
for peace, as further resistance was
suicidal, and proposed to make Presi
dent Stein a prisoner.
Nothing definite has been heard
about the expected relief 'of Mafeking.
The Cape Town correspondents con
tinue to wire that relief is imminent,
fixing Tuesday or Wednesday as prob
able dates. Inquirers at the war office
are told that the news of the relief
will be made public immediately upon
At the Brkish hospitals in Bloem-fonte-ins
the deaths from entric fever
average from eight to ten daily.
London, May 14. The war office has
published a dispatch from Lord Rob
erts, dated Kroonstad, Sunday, May
13th. giving the correspondence be
tween Lord Roberts and President
Kruger relative tc the alleged ill treat
ment of colonial prisoners. The Trans
vaal president said that there was no
difference in the colonel and other pris
oner's and only a few had contravened
martial law or had tried to escape or
who. when it had been suspected might
try to escape, had been placed in jail
for security. Otherwise they had been
treated like the other prisoners of war.
The entric fever was prevalent
among the civil population as well
as among the prisoners and every rem
edical measure had been taken.
Lord Roberts replied April 22nd
that he was glad to receive President
Kruger's assurance and pointed out that
no difference was made by the Brit
ish authorities in regard to the Boers,
against whom there might be reason
able grounds for suspicion that they
would try to escape,, adding that such
exceptions gave room for abuse by
officials without knowledge of the au
thorities. The parliamentary secretary-, reply
ing to a question in the house of com
mons today, declined to divulge Lord
Roberts' plans for the relief of Mafe
king. but he added that he hoped they
woulr? shortlv be accomplished.
MANILA MAY REVOLT.
Rumors of Intended Native Uprising
in Philippine Capital.
Manila. May 13. A rumor in circula
tion last week of an outbreak in Manila
among the natives was seriously dis
cussed by some of the local papers,
and attracted more general attention
than has usually been the case with
this sort of thing.
Many Filipinos left their American
employers with the apparent intention
of joining some such movement. Their
action, taken in connection with the ar
rest of several natives for carrying
concealed weapons and the dispersion
of several suspicious gatherings, gave
color to the reports.
Officials have been kept active, but
are not inclined to think an uprising
will be attempted. They believe the
Filipinos lacking in the necessary cour
age, especially in view of the fact that
the natives feared to attempt the dem
onstration at the time of General Law
ton's funeral, although they had made
careful preparations and many Fili
pinos had come to Manila for this ex
A paper found among the captured
effects of General Pantaleon Garcia as
serts that the United States congress
has done nothing for the Filipinos and
that, therefore, all Filipinos who are
working for Americans must leave
their employers immediately, or suffer
the penalty of treason.
One report is that the Filipino junta
is endeavoring to incite an outbreak
in order to show the civil commission
that the war is still being pursued.
It does not seem possible that the
peace proposals which Senor Buenca
mino. at one time a member of the
Filipino government, has drawn up for
submission to Aguinaldo and the other
Filipino leaders will have much weight
with the natives. Buencamino's repu
tation, gained in former wars, is that
of a man who hurries to get on the
winning side. He was in disfavor with
the Filipinos even before the collapse
of their government, owing to a wide
spread suspicion of his loyalty to his
iSaqy if (Q)p(5irLti&
Because purely vegetable yet thor
ough, prompt, healthful, satisfactory
N DANGER OF LYNCHING
The Nearro Tom Smith Atraln Sent to
Wake Jail for Safe-Keeping- Still no
Answer from Ilolton as to Joint Dis
cussion -The Democratic Campaign.
Two State Base Hall Leagues.
Raleigh. X. C. Mav 14-
This morning Tom Smith, colored,
was brought here from Jail at Goids
boro and placed in jail to prevent a
threatened lynching. The transfer was
made by order of Judge Hoke, upon
affidavit. The Judge said it was not
considered, safe to keep Smith at
Goldsboro any longer. It is the third
time he has been In jail here for safe
keeping. He is charged with having,
during the Christmas holidays in 1898,
in Johnston county, murdered a young
white man, Charles Cawthorne. He was
in Johnston, convicted, and was grant
ed a new trial. His case was moved
to Goldsboro, where he was again con
victed. A motion for a new trial is now
pending in the supreme court. The af
fidavit set forth that il he is granted
another trial and allowed to remain in
Goldsboro jail he will be lynched, and
that he must be at once brought here
As yet the democratic state chair
man has not received a word of reply
from the republican state chairman to
the proposition for a joint canvass of
state candidates. It was thought a re
ply would have been in hand by last
Friday, as the invitation was mailed
The republicans will work hard to
get out a heavy negro vote for con
gressmen and electors in November.
The limitation of the negro vote by the
amendment does not take effect until
W. D. Turner, democratic nominee fcr
lieutenant governor, was here today.
He said in regard to the ratification'
meetings: "They were a magnificent
success. They ended at Washington
last week. We had fine audiences. Some
times we spoke twice a day in the
same town. The representative people
turned out. Seme times they came from
other "counties. There were always
ladies at the meetings and they mani
fested great interest; greater than I
ever before saw. The amendment is
gaining in popularity daily. There is
opposition in spots, but it fades away
when the light is turned on it."
Robert L. Abernethy, of River Bend,
Gaston county, who always gives a big
picnic each summer, writes to the
democratic state chairman that this
year at least 10,000 people, will at
People who arrived here today from
the mountain region of western North
Carolina, report that there was frost
last Saturday morning.
The state board of pharmacy is call
ed to meet at Wilmirgton Tuesday,
morning, July 17th, for the examina
tion of applicants for license.
It is new the plan to have two base
ball leagues in this state the western,
composed of teams from Charlotte,
Asheville, Statesville, Concord, Salis
bury, Greensboro, etc., and the east
ern, composed of teams from Wilming
ton, Tarboro, Wilson, Reeky Mount,
Raleigh, etc. The team here will in a
fortnight be ready for play. Statesville
will have the strongest team in the
The commencement exercises of the
Agricultural and Mechanical college
here begin Sunday, May 27th, when
President Charles E. Taylor, of Wake
Forest college, will preach the bacca
laureate sermon before the graduating
class. The alumni oration will be de
livered Monday, May 28th, by C. W.
Gold, Esq., editor of the Wilson Mirror.
It will be followed by the alumni ban
quet. The commencement oration will
be delivered before the graduating
class Tuesday, May 29th, by Dr. Ira
Remsen, professor of chemistry't Johns
Hopkins university. The same day a
reception will be tendered the alumni
and friends of the college by the fac
ulty. Wednesday, May 30th. has been
set apart as commencement day prop
er, when the graduating exercises will
take place, the conferring of degrees,
presentation of diplomas, etc. All of
these exercises and functions will be
held in the college chapel.
It is asserted by prominent republi
cans here that judge Ewart's confir
mation is "pigeon-hcled," and will
never get out of the hole. Senator
Pritchard it is said, has done all he
can for Judge Ewart.
AMISTAKE, SAYS STONE.
He Thinks Populists Should Not Have
St. Louis, May 13. Ex-Governor
William Stone, vice chairman of the
democratic national committee, dis
cussing the advisability of Charles A.
Towne withdrawing from the race for
vice president on the fusion populist
"I think the populist convention
made a mistake in nominating a can
didate for vice president. Instead of
simplifying it complicates the situa
tion. However, I am glad Mr. Towne is
the nominee for the reason that I re
gard him as a big man and I know
him to be fair and patriotic.
"I am satisfied he will do whatever
may be thought to be for the best,
having but one end in view and that
the success of the ticket to be nomina
ted at Kansas City. If it is the opinion
of the Kansas City convention that it
would be unwise to nominate him. I
am confident he would accept that ver
TO WORK FOR TOWNE.
Concerted Effort To Make Him A
Minneapolis. Minn.. May 13. At a
conference of the populist and silver
leaders held after the return of the
state delegation from Sioux Falls, it
was decided to push the Towne vice
presidential candidacy before all state
democratic conventions to be held be
tween now and the meeting of the na
tional convention at Kansas City.
Michigan has already declared for
Towne. The Minnesota delegates will
do the same and the Towne leaders
count confidently upon the open or
tacit support of all the northwestern
states at Kansas City. Towne also
stands well with the New England anti-imperialists
by reason of his recent
A XiTJMKER PTiANT (BURNED.
Norfolk, Va., May 12. The 'West
Norfolk Lumber Company's plant, lo
cated In West Norfolk, -was burned
last night. The plant consisted of saw
mill, sheds, large quantity of lumber
and three railroad cars. A brisk
northwesterly -wind made it Impossi
ble to save anything. The loss Is es
timated at from $60,000 to $70,000.
largely fcovered by insurance. Fric
tion caused by the connection of a
pulley with" a post caused the fire.
AN OUTRAGEOUS MURDER!
FOR WHICH THE MURDERER QUICKLY i
, x j
PAYS THE PENALTY OF HIS CRIME
SHOT TO DEATH ON STREET CAR
A Young White Man ou a Street Car at J
Augusts, Ga., Resents the Insult of a '
Xetrro and Is Killed The Negro Ar- .
rested Officers Start to Atlanta with .
Him The Trian Met by a Party at a '
Near-by Depot and the Murderer ,
Augusta, Ga., May 14. Aleck Whit
ney, aged 25 years, a society leader and
popular young man, was shot and kill- '
ed on a street car at 7:30 o'clock p. '
m. by William Willis, a negro, in a dis- j
pute about a seat in the car. Much ex- 1
citement, but not much fear of lynch
ing. At 2 o'clock (Monday morning) there
is still a great deal of excitiment on
the streets over the killing of young
Alex Whitney by the negro, William
Whitney and a friend were riding on
the electric belt line when two negroes
got on the car, one taking a seat in
front and one sitting down in Whit
ney's lap. Whitney told the negro
there was no more room before he sat :
down, but was paid no attention to. He
shoved the negro up, telling him he
could not sit there. The negro's friend,
Willis, who was in the seat in front,
said, it, sit there anyhow."
Whitney slapped the negro with the
back cf his hand and a scuflle ensued. J
Willis, who was not in the scuffle, i
drew a revolver and fired, the ball i
striking Whitney below the left eye,
He died a few minutes after. !
Large crowds soon collected and a j
special detail of twenty-five policemen j
with rifles were sent to guard the jail. '
Willis was secretly put on the Geor- j
gia railroad train, but a number of cit-
izens had boarded the train also and I
when Grovetown was reached a tele-
phone message having been previously ,'
sent to collect a crowd the negro was
taken off the train by them. This is
the latest report, but a lynching is
sure to follow if not already accom
plished. Augusta, Ga., May 14. William Wil
lis, a negro, who shot and - killed Alex.
Whitney, a popular young man of this
city yesterday afternoon, was lynched
near Grovetown, about twelve miles
from here, at 1:20 o'clock. The mob
which disposed of Willis took him from
Richmond county officers, who board
ed a train for Atlanta soon after the
murder was committed for the pur
pose of bringing him to a place of
safety. The mob held Willis in the
woods near Grovetown awaiting iden
tification. He was sung from a tree.
The rope broke in the first attempt
and a second was made which was
successful. The body was then riddled
with bullets and a placard was placed
upon it bearing a warning to other
negroes. The coroner was notified and
is now investigating.
Governor Candler was informed ear
ly in the day of the. prospects of lynch
ing and ordered four companies of
state troops stationed here to
themselves in readiness to prevent any
violence by the mob. Judge Brinson,
of the superior court, called the grand
jury together to prevent any outbreak
but before these precautions could be
effective the negro had been lynched.
Alex. Whitney was on" a crowded street
car yesterday afternoon when Willis
and another negro boarded it. No seats
were available and one cf the negroes
sat in Whitney's lay. Whitney struck
the negro and Willis suddenly com
menced firing with a pistol. The first
shot struck Whitney in the head, caus
ing almost instant death. The second
grazed the hand of Lieutenant Steiner,
of the Georgia state troops.
Willis was overpowered and. later,
placed in the hands cf the officers.
A company of business men sent a
notice to the city authorities that the
law requiring street railways to fur
nish separate accommodations for
white persons and negroes was not
being enforced. It was stated that the
military, which would be ordered to
protect Willis in case cf mob violence,
would refuse to do so, as Whitney was
a prominent member of the organiza
tion. RICHMOND'S CARNIVAL
Opens Under Bright Auspices First
Richmond, Va., May 14. Richmond's
free street fair and May carnival open
ed today under brilliant auspices. The
weather is all that could be desired,
and the number of visitors from out of
town is large beyond expectation.
The opening address was made by
Joseph Bryan, proprietor of The Rich
mond Times, and tonight Henry Lee
Valentine, a prominent young business
man, was duly crowned king of the
A feature of the, occasion is an or
ganization of the city's young men,
prominent socially and otherwise, into
a body of horsemen known as the
Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, ap
propriately costumed, the name hark
ing back to the famous knights of
Governor Spotswood. The carnival is
to continue throughout the week.
AMERICAN PILGRIMS IN ROME.
Rome, May 12. Archbishop Corrigan,
of New York,- and Kain. of St. Louis,
have arrived here. Bishop McDonald,
of Brooklyn, with a company of
American pilgrims, is expected tomor
row.' It is not believed that Cardinal
Gibbons is coming here. The pressure
of the other prelates is connected with
the creation of a second American car
dinal. They have solicited an audi
ence of the pope.
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It artificially digests the food and aids
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structing the exhausted digestive or
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can approach it in efficiency. It in
stantly relieves and permanently cures
Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Heartburu,
Flatulence. Sour Stomach, Nausea,
all other results of im perfect digestion.
rtDard by E. C DWitt A Co- Cblcooa.
For Sale b7R.IL BELLAMY.
a deplorable occurrence.
Att tempted Criminal Assault ConTed-
(Correspondence of the Messenger.)
Fayeftteville. N. C May 14.
The village of Hope Mills,, seven
miles south of this city on the Atlantic
Coast Line railroad, -was very much
excited on Saturday night Jast by an
alleged attempted criminal assault at
10 o'clock on Mrs. Driver, wife of Mr.
James Driver, superintendent of Cum-
be r hind mills, who was absent from ;
home at the time. The screams of '
Mrs. Driver brought to her assistance J
vvuiiam Phillips ana jonn 'west, wno
saw a man, said to be Thomas Forb,
Jump through a window, and make
his escape in the direction of a dense
swamp not far distant. The man was
very drunk, and was armed with two
One -paragraph In the dlscriptlon of
the exercises of Memorial day was ac
cidentally left out of the letter of the
Messenger's correspondent, but It Is
worth a place In print even now as
one of the most attractive features of
the programme. The eleven confeder
ate States were represented In the
procession as follows: North Caroli
na, Miss Mary McNeill: South Caroli
na, Miss Mary Congdom Ayer; Vir
ginia, Miss Dixie Foe; Georgia, -Miss
Maggie Belle McDonald: Florida, Miss
Fannie Broadfoot: Alabama, Miss
Lilian Haigh; IMnssissippi, Miss Sadie
Gardner: Louisiana, Miss Clara Smith;
Texas, Mis3 Mary Norcott Broadfoot;
Arkansas, Miss Gardner; Tennessee,
Miss Louise Huske. These lovely girls
were "beautifully attired, and made a
striking picture in the imposing
'Miss tMary Mc?Laurin, of Tlea Hill
township in this county, died last Sat
urday at the advance age of 91 years,
having been a member of iBethlehem
Presbyterian church for 77 years.
Deputy United States Marshal Mor
risey, of this city, resigns his position
to enter the artilley branch of the reg
Mr. H. McD. Robinson, a prominent
lawyer of the Fayetteville bar, was
taken very ill on Saturday ot acute
indigestion, but is now out of danger,
his many friends are glad to know.
The venerable Mr. Charles Goddard.
now approaching 90 '-ears, is confined
to his bed at the home of his son Mr.
James Goddard. All hope to see him up
and about again. Colonel William Al
derman, county surveyor, has been
quite ill for several weeks.
THE CUBAN STEAL.
Post Director Rathbone to be Remov
edSeveral Items in His Accounts
that Need Explanation.
(Special to Baltimore Sun.)
Washington, May 13. Among those
persons concerned in the Cuban scan
dal it seems to be definitely understood
that Director of Posts Rathbone is to
be removed within a few days. This
action, it is said, will be .based on a
laxity of business methods, serious to
the degree of carelessness, without tak
ing into account various instances of
alleged misconduct which have reach
ed the ears of the administration.
Whether these are to be acted on sub
sequently, who is to succeed Mr. Rath
bone anl che reimbursement to be made
Cuba 1. r funds stolen are questions
which have not been finally considered.
Simultaneusly with the arrival or
Colonel Burton have come several dis
patches from the military and civil of
ficials in Cuba which tend to throw a
great deal of light on the present situ
ation. All this information was final
ly disciussed at an informal cabinet
session held last night. The conclu
sions reached were:
That the dissemination of further in
formation, except such bulletins as are
unquestionably accurate, shall cease;
that the investigations now in prog
ress shall be conducted as they were
begun separately; that these inves
tigations shall be hurried to the fullest
It is now known that stealing has
been in progress for over a year and
that the total shortage so far discover
ed is about $105,000. Of this sum $36,000
has been taken since January 1. There
is a singular fact In connection with
-Colonel Burton's examination that
the total shortage he reports is just
equal to $36,000. It is accepted as true,
also, that Neely could not have acted
singly; in fact, that he must have had
the constant co-operation of officials
connected with the treasury depart
ment and the military government.
As it presented itself to the cabinet
the difficulty of stealing In Cuba seem
ed greater than that in this country.
Here if a cabinet minister chose to
countersign false bills for supplies fur
nished and the auditor chose to ap
prove such bills, the money would be
paid without question and only those
two persons know of the fraud. In
Cuba there Is an additional safeguard.
If the director there shold choose to
steal and the auditor Join With him,
their accounts would still be supervis
ed by the military authorities. The
disposition to throw all the responsi
bility on the postoffice departments
is thus checked and the treasury arid
war departments made equally respon
Mr. Rathbone according to informa
tion which seems trustworthy and
which is said to be accepted by cabi
net, will have to explain a number of
things. After full consideration, and,
in view of the fact that General Brooke
and Colonel Ludlow had been given
houses, it was decided here in Wash
ington that Mr. Rathbone should be
allowed a. house also. This was about
the time the director General's salary
was readjusted. In the arrangement
of his privileges no provision was made
for furnishing 'Mr. Rathbone's dwell
ing. He accordingly took the matter
into his own hands, procured a gener
ous supply of furniture and presented
to the auditor an Itemized bill for his
purchases. It happened this bill went
to a Cuban clerk, who, it is said, ob
served that the items for underwear
and hosiery included surpassed any
allowances of the Spanish regime and
refused to issue the needed vouchers.
Threupon, it is alleged, the account
was presented to an American clerk,
countersigned by the auditor and ap
proved by the military authorities.
The whole amount Involved was $3,000.
Several itimes the director general
came to this country and each trip of
that nature cost the Cubans $2,000.
This, it is said, was paid in a lump
sum with the full approval of the oth
er officials. In this country Ir. Rath
bone is isaid to have drawn mileage
for each member of his party, while
be traveled on passes. Finally his step
son, it Is further alleged, was given a
position worth $1,800 a year and per
mitted to hold office with some under
standing about the payment of a sal
ary for a substitute while a student
Admiral Dewey was given a gala
day at Knoxvtlle yesterday;
THE NAVAL BILL PASSED
WITH ARMOR PLATE AMENDMENTS BY
TO BUILD ARMOR PTALE PLANT
If the Factories Ilerune to ell the
Material at a Certain Price -Secretary
of the Navy Instructed to Pur
ehaae Fire Holland Torpedo Itoata.
Senator Daniel Scouts the Idea or
Tronble Over the Monroe loctrlne.
House Passes Deficiency Bill.
Washington, May 14. After a dis
cussion lasting five full days, the sen
ate today passed the naval appropri
ation bill. Practically four days were
devoted to the consideration of the ar
mor plate proposition which was
agreed to finally as reported by the
committee, with the exception that the
secretary of the navy is author
ized to make contracts for euch
armor as may be needed from time
to time. By the committee's amend
ment to the house bill the secre
tary of the navy is authorized to
procure the 'best quality at $443
per ton, but if he be unable to obtain
it at that price he is then authorized
to pay $543 per ton for the armor for
the battleships Maine, Ohio and Mis
souri and proceed to erect an armir
factory to cost not to exceed $4,000,000
one-half of which amount Is made
Today, after the rejection of the
pending amendment offered by Sena
tor Chandler, the oommltttee's propo
sition was agreed to by a vote of zz to
The secretary of the navy is directed
to purchase five Holland torpedo boats
at a price not exceeding $170,000.
The "free homes" bill was passed
without a word of debate.
A bill providing for the appointment
ofa collector of customs at $4,000 a
year for the customs district of
Hawaii and for such deputies as nec
essary, was passed.
The naval bill was then called up.
Mr. Chandler's amendment the pend
ing question substituting in Senator
Tillman's amendments $425, for 300 as
the price for armor was rejected o
Senator Hoar offered an amendment
providing that if under the committee's
proposition no government armor
plate manufactory is built, the secre
tary of the navy shall submit to the
next congress a detailed report with
estimates as to costs of the equipment
of such government plant and the time
when the best plate could be delivered
thereby. The senate agreed to this
amendment and the committee's prop
osition as amended was agreed to 32
The next committee proDosition was
for the purchase of five Holland sub
marine torpedo boats at $1.0,000 eacn.
Senator Stewart offered an amend
ment increasing the number from five
.Senator Daniel thought the Holland
boat presented the solution of harbor
defense. If it be true, he said, and I
may say I do not share 1n the belief
that some foreign nation has its eje
on us and and proposes, as has been
feared !bv some senators, to test the
Monroe doctrine, then this boat is the
thlnff we desire for the defense of our
harbors and our coasts. He would, he
added, vote for twenty of the Holland
boats to be built to allay the sensitive
ness and apprehension of our seacoast
cities and he would therefore support
the amendment of Senator Steward.
Adverting to Senator Lodge's speech,
delivered last Fiiday, with respect to
a possible challenge of the Monroe
doctrine by Germany Senator Daniel
said: "That speech has had its echo
throughout the world and is even now
reverberating on the continent of Eu
rope. It has been circulated around
the throne of Germany; and Germany's
war lord, who always has his ear set
for rumors of iwar, is even now reflect
ing upon and commenting upon the
idea that sometime Germany is to
have a war with the United States. I
do not believe it. The war lord of
Germany is right in cumulating the
military animus of his people. He Is
but maintaining the traditions of his
fathers; but that the lord of Germany
or the chief ruler of any other nation
is projecting or building up a. navy
with the Idea of some day testing the
Monroe doctrine is not susceptible to
the view of common sense. We ought
always to keep In view our objective
in the constuotion of a navy. If the
idea of those who want to build a great
navy because England (a great empire)
has a great navy, or because Germany
(a progressive nation) has an eye on
the aggregation of a navy and the ac
quisition of our countries, and because
Italy has a similar view as to a -navy
is that we shall have a navy capable
of going on the S2as and meeting these
combined ravles or even the navy of
Great Britain then we are going into
a big undertaking and one which Is
not in accordance with the rationale
of this republic. This is a peaceful
nation and I would preserve in the
hearts of our people the conservative
doctrine that would keep It a peaceful
nation. The object which leads me to
vote for liberal appropriations for the
navy is simply that we may have nec
essary weapons of defense and not
that we may have a vast navy which
shall go about the world seeking whom
we may devour."
Senator Hale, of Missouri, proposed
that the committee's proposition should
be so changed as to make the purposj
of five of the Holland boats manda
tory instead of discretionary with the
secretary of the navy.
Senator Stewart accepted this and
withdrew his amendment. The com
mittee's proposition was then (adopted.
Senator Hale for the committee of
fered an amendment providing in effect
for .the removal of the naval station
at Port Royal, S. C, to Charleston, S.
The bill authorities the expendute
for $412,000 at the Port iRoyal station.
"but the amendment offered by Senator
Hale makes the expedfcture of . this
monev discretionary, and if the secre
tary of the navy deems K expedient
to expend the money on the new sta
Uon and .dock at Charleston, jiw.uoo
is made available for the purcnase of
Senator Butler, of iNbrth Carolina,
proposed an amendment extending the
right of choice of the secretary of the
navy to some point in North Carolina.
He urged that- Wilmington was the
beat place in the south for the station-
Senator Butler's amendment was re
jected and 'the committee amendment
Senator Tillman offered ' an amend
ment -providing that no armor should
be contracted for in advance of It ac
tual requirement by vessels In constru
tion. It was agreed to.
The bl was passed without division.
A bill also was passed appropriating
$150,000 to erect a public building at
Portsmouth, Va. - ' ,
At 5:45 p. zn. the senate adjourned.
IIOUSD OF ItEPRES ENTATTVE3.
The bouse today passed the general
deficiency appropriation bill, the last
but one. of the general appropriation
bills. The military academy bill will
follow kt tomorrow. The deficiency
bill carried K.SS9.1 and precipitated
no contest. General debate was limit
ed on each side and was devoted prin
cipally to an arraignment of the ad
ministration. Mr. Dearmond excoriated the admin
stratkm for not sticking to the old
traditions and charged K with cow
ardice for allowing no oSSckil utterance
of sympathy to go out to the Boers
struggling is South Africa to repeat
the splendid story of the American rev
olution. He concluded by charging
that there was either a secret under
standing with Great Britain or an
American truckling to wealth and pow
er and had overlooked and forgotten
the rights of humanity.
Mr. Brosius. of Pennsylvania, made
a statement of the progressive opera
tion of the new financial law supple
mentary of a statement made by hliu
a few day ago. He showed that the
total amount refunded to the several
issues from March 14th to May 10th
After political speeches the bill was
reail for amendment unJer the five
minute rule and practically without
amendment was passed.
A bill was pajeed constituting Dur
ham. N. C, a port of delivery.
At 3:08 o'clock p. m. the house adjourned.
THE SOUTHERN BAPTISTS..
The Convention Aroused to Great En
thusiasm by the Eloquence of a Col
ored Missionary from Africa.
Hot Springs, Ark., May 14. Another
Booker Washington "appeared at the
last moments of the Southern Baptist
convention this evening. He was Rev.
Charles S. Morris, a young man of
brown skin and with eloquence that
thrilled the big assemblage. He "is a
missionary among the blacks of Africa
and had been granted few minutes to
make a plea for missionary .work in
the dark continent. It remained"' for
the negro to stir the great gathering
to tumultuous enthusiasm, when, with
splendid eloquence, he told his hearers
that Carey was not the first modern
missionary, ut that the pioneers were
the goodly women who took charge of
slaves when they landed in Old Vir
ginia and clothed and fed them and
bave them,tne Gospel.
It was some time before President
Northern could obtain silence after the
negro's speech. The crowd, however,
could not be restalned and broke forth
Into fresh applause. Crowds pressed
forward and struggled to get near
enough to throw money on the .plat
form. Several hundred dollars in sil
ver and notes frere thrown at Morris
feet. ' He asked th audience not to
give .money to him, but to turn it over
to the treasurer and have it used to
send messengers throughout the south
to arouse the colored people to co-op-.
eratlon in the mission work in Africa.
The outpouring of money as so epon-
taneus that even after the eloquent
black orator had refused it. it was
flung at (his feet.
The convention adopted resolutions
to report on the relations sustained by
the denominational papers. There
was a good sized collection taken up
for the Southern Baptist theological
seminary. The financial report showed
an increase of more than 25 per cent.
for foreign missions over the previus
year. The report was discussed by ten
prominent delegates and the Rev. Dr.
Pitt of South Carolina, read the report
of rtbe advance movement. They
brought forth many animated speeches
urging that at least $200,000 be raised
for the century movement.
Rev. I. J. VanXess read the report
of the work among the negroes. The
report,pointed out that Baptists every
where must show the negroes that
they will get pustice and consideration
and that they must be encouraged to
Rev. W. M. Vines, of Asheville. N.
C, submitted the report on frontier
work, and Rev. T. S. Potts, of Mem
phis, presented the report on cities.
while Rev. J. E. Wbite of North Car
olina made a repoTt of the work in the
mountain regions. The report on the
enlargement of home mission work re
commended that $150,000 be raised tor
The committee to select the place
and time of holding the next conven
tion recommended Asheville, N. C, but
the delegates selected New Orleans,
and the Friday before the second Sun
day of next May as the time.
Rev. Dr. Mullins, president vor the
seminary, was elected to deliver the
convention's sermon next year. The
convention then adjourned.
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THE PORTE'S N'EW MOVE.
Sends a Representative O Washlngtca
to Settle In an Indirect way our De
mands for Indem&Uy. .
Constantinople, jfay tL Ahmld
Pasha has left Constantinople He Is
going to the United- States with pro
posals, the object of which- is the set
tlement of the Indemnity claims In an
In the event of the failure of Ahmld'a
proposals., the TInftd Kt a ercrrern-
ment will resume negotiations with the
porte. The impression here is that A1U
mid will not succeed.
The porte has presented a new nota
to the embassies,- announcing its la
tentlon to Introduce octroi la Gallip
oUs.,Th'e object of this movement, it
Is believe, r is to establish a precedent
for thesubse4uent Imposition of like
duties .in otb4r towns.. It is expected
that the embassies will again refuse
to assent to the measure as co notary.
tm the treaty., : .
Th9 "Monroe Journal reoordS th
death at Mrs Iydia A. Benton, Cl
Union county, aged 7S. The Journal
says she was a great Bible xeadm
bavins read the Bible through! every
trai ivi fc -w j two IV . (