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?B8ETT ?KEB OUT ?SA1N.
JefHes Proved Himself a Better
Boxer as Well as a Bigger
; Mechanics Pavilion, San Francisco,
Aug. 14. -Jame? J. Jeffries, champion
heavyweight of the world, played with
Jim Corbett for nine rounds and half
tonight and then Corbett's seconds
motioned to Referee Graney to stop
the fight in order to save tueir man
from needless punishment. The end
?ame shortly after the beginning of
sae tenth round when Jeffries planted
one of his terrific left swings on Cor
oett's stomach. The man * who con?
quered John L. Sullivan dropped to
the floor in agony an.d the memorable
?pene at Carson City, whenBob Fitz
shnmons landed his solar plex?s blow
was almost duplicated. This time,
however, Corbett struggled to his
feet and again faced [his gigantic ad?
versary. With hardly a moment's
hesitation Jeffries swung his right and
?gain landed on Corbett's stomach.
?Jim dropped to the floor and then it
was that Tommy Byan, seeing that it
was all over, motioned to Referee
?raney to stop the punishment.
The fight tonight demonstrated be?
yond all doubt that Jeffries stands
laione in his class. He showed re?
markable improvement in both speed
and skill Corbett, during the first
part of the fight, T?as almost outpoint?
ed and the few blows that he landed
oa Jeffries were apparently without
T&teag. Jeffries was never in better
dition. He looked lighter than
lasaal and the way he saoved about on
? feet and th? frequency with which
countered Corbett's leads astonish
Corbett, in comparison with the big
opposed to him, looked very
but was really heavier than ever
?ra He appeared to have lost some
nfs oki time speed and skill during
early part of the fight, but this
' have been due to Jeffries' marvel -
improvement. Corbett's physical
litton appeared to heall that he
claimed for it He stood many of
ries' terrific blows without wine
snd came back swinging left and
right aad landing^frequently, but his
mows hardly stung Jeffries. Jeffries
ms not only stronger, faster and clev
.erarthas ever beiore, but he used hisi
iiead to better purpose and although
Corbett hit him haiti enough to hurt
an ordinary man, Jeffries bored right
in without noticing the blows and
v delivering telling hits that materially
helped in deciding the result of the
At first Corbett was very cautious
and apparently was outpointed by
Jeffries, but later in the fight he warm
?d up and showed some, of his old time
cleverness. From the first, however;
? : : it was generally regarded as a hopeless
oase for Corbett. He made a gallant
^fight but he never stood a showing.
The fight was over, Corbett quickly
-recovered, walked over to Jeffries and
shook him warmly by the hand. He
said: "Jim, you beat me fairly. You
? stand alone. Nb one can touch you."
~ ?6*6*66 Eddie Graney said after the
light that it was a great heaw-weight
sontest -? .
** Corbett was very clever, but
.Jeffries was almost equally so and
showed marvelous improvement. He
practically outboxed Corbett during
the fight with the exception of the
eighth and ninth rounds. Every blow
that he landed told and his superior
?eight and strength was bound to win
tn the end."
Timekeeper George Harting stated
that the blows that won the fight were
a left to the stomach followed by a
right to the same place as soon as Cor?
bet arose to his feet after taking the
?punt of nine.
?minn o* --a-i
The Cyclone's Ravages.
Washington, Aug. li.-The State
partment has received the following
blegram from Kingston, Jamaica,
ted today, signed "American Con
* Port Antonio greatly damaged by
nurricane. Many dead and seriously
jared are constantly reported to the
The department has recieved the fol?
ding from Consul Jewell at Maitin
rue, dated, Fort de France, today :
" Cane, cocoa, coffee crops total loss.
_'ruits and vegetables positively de?
stroyed. Every town and village injur?
ed. Thousands of houses down.
Death? few. Communication difficult.
Breadstuff's, provisions, galvanized
roofing will find ready sale.
The Storm in the Gulf.
Washington, D. C., Aug. 14-The
weather bureau tonight issued the fol?
lowing special bulletin :
The tropical storm is still in the
Chxlf of Mexico and apparently near
the middle of 'the western portion.
Some slight indications of its presence
Jfesve been afforded by sea swells that
have been reported from Pensacola to
Corpus Christi. No reports have been
received today from Yucatan, but the
director of the Mexican central observa
story, reports that the storm is appar?
ently in the centre of the Gulf and
moving toward the coast of Tamlipas
with diminishing intensity. Tamlipas
is the State directly south of the ex?
treme southern portion of Texas.
It is still' considered dangerous for
vessels to sail to or from west Gulf
ports, but safe on the east coast for
vessels sailing eastward. Hurricane
warnings have been ordered displayed
on the Texas coast, for dangerous
winds southward and high winds on
Merida, Yucatan, Aug. 16.-The
effects of the tropical cyclone here
and in Progresse have been terrible.
5Phe wind commenced in the early
Siours of the night and panic quickly
seized the community. The wind tore
np great trees by the roots, blew roofs
away and destroyed houses and plan
stations. Great damage was done in a
verv short time. Great efforts were
siade to save small vessels, but about
twenty of those in the port of Pro
gresso were cast upon shore.
Among other damage done by the
cyclone was the destruction of hun?
dreds of bales of pennequen and cot?
ton, at Progresse, ready for shipment.
Rome, Aug. 17.-The pope has
given $20,000 for distribution among
the poor of Borne. The pontiff seems
to have quite recovered his health, as
"he is giving more audiences than be?
fore he suffered from his recent faint?
ing fit, although the heat is still
JETT ?ND WHITE CONVICTED.
Life Imprisonment For the Mur?
derers of Marcum.
Cynthiana, ?Ly.% Aug. 14.-The jny
in the case of Curtis Jett and Thomas
White, charged with the assassination
of James B. Marcum, at Jackson, Ky.,
returned a verdict of guilty today,, fix?
ing the punishment of each atflife im?
prisonment The verdict was returned
at a time when there were but few
persons in the Court room. The only
attorney was County Attorney Web?
ster. *ett received the verdict with
comparative indifference and calmness.
White, who has been apparently under
a severe strain during the trial, flush?
ed up and his eyes filled with tears.
The verdict" occasioned little surprise.
The only question which caused the
delay, it is said, was whether to make
the punishment death or life imprison?
Attorneys Blanton and Golden, for
the defence, were absent when the jury
came into Court, and Judge Osborne
sent for them and told them to make
their motion for a new trial. The
motion was thereupon filed and the
Court took it under advisement.
When it was announced that the jury
had come out a crowd gathered at the
Court room, but it was quiet and or?
derly, all the mountain men having
gone to their homes.
CoL Byrd, who prosecuted the
prisoners, said he was disappointed in
the case, as he had hoped for a ver?
dict affixing the death penalty.
The case has been on trial almost
three weeks, having been begun July
27. At the first trial at Jackson, the
jury disagreed and it is believed that
the verdict today was a compromise
with a juror opposed to capital punish?
ment. The friends of Capt B. L.
Ewen and others suffered greatly and
were living in fear of their lives, are
greatly pleased. There have been
twenty-seven lives lost within the past
two years in the Harris-Cockrell
feud in Breathitt County and this is
the first conviction. No arrests or
indictments had been made until last
May, when the troops were ordered to
Jackson to protect the grand jury and
afterward the trial jury and witnesses.
Jett is still under indictment, charged
with killing Town Marshall Cockrell.
Jett said last night the rope had never
been made with which to hang him,
but he made no remarks today.
WINTHROP SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS.
Kock Hill, Aug. ia-The Winthrop
scholarships have been awarded. More
than 400 young ladies- tried for the
scholarships in July, and the following
Miss Ella M. Harrall, Cheraw.
Miss Athena Mellette, Davis Station.
Miss Florence M. Barnwell, Adams
Miss Alice Ilderton, Summerville.
Miss Minnie Ryan, Edgefield.
Miss Frelding Cottingham, Ebenezer. ?
Miss Marion E. Monson, Winona.
Miss Helen Tarbox, Georgetown.
Miss Sarah Porter, Georgetown.
Miss Jeanne V. Perry, Greenville.
Miss Alice Connor, Greenwood.
Miss Elizabeth Tompkins, Ninety
Miss Sue Martin, Conway.
Miss Ada Phelps, Camden.
Miss Lola Henderson, Barksdale.
Miss Lou Ferguson, Benno.
Miss Mac Delle Barr, Lexington. ,
Miss Mary Alice Lemmon, Magnolia.
Miss Gracie Dell James, Bishopville.
Miss Mazie Wakefield, Antreville.
Miss Ella Haskell, Miss Eliza
Miss Ethel Coleman, Earle.
Miss Mabel Gardner, Aiken.
Miss Mary Lay, Pendleton.
Miss Eva Newton, Central.
Miss Bessie Hunter, Pendleton.
Miss Lizzie Gossaway, Honea Path.
Miss Mamie Rowell, Bamberg.
Miss Annie Belle Metz, Denmark.
Miss Harrie Maria Bronson, Barn?
Miss Mattie M. Dantzler, Miss
Vicie B. Dantzler, Holly Hill.
Miss Annie K. Gregorio, Mt. Pleas?
Miss Louise E. Bonson, Charleston.
Miss May Huggin, Lawn.
Miss Jessie S. Oats, Chester.
Miss Mary Thomas, Santuc.
Miss Bessie Harper, Kingstree.
Miss Ermine Wilforg, Rock Hill.
Miss Jessie Caldwell, Miss Ernes
toni Caldwell, Campobello.
Miss Julia E. Webber, Miss Mabel
A. Webber, Spartanburg.
Miss Mary Grace Randie, Miss Belle
Miss Beulah McMillan, Mullins.
Miss Lola Sessions, Latta,
Miss Kate B. Manheim, Marion.
Miss Callie C. Dees, Miss Nannie
Miss Carrie Hunter, Prosperity.
Miss Allie Stribling, Westminister.
Miss Fannie C. W?lling, Fort Motte.
Miss Marion Salley, Miss Minnie
Herbert Glaz*e, Orangeburg.
Miss Florence Hendricks, Pickens.
Miss Ada E. La Borde, Bookman.
Miss Marie B. Dake, Columbia.
Albany, Ga., Aug. 14.-Officials
here tonight deny the reported lynching
of King Wightman, a negro, and a
white man named Thompson at Harts
field yesterday for assaulting Mrs.
Mathis^ a white womua. The two men
who were recognized by Mrs. Mathis
as her assailants have been placed
safely in jail at Moultrie, Ga., by
officers after eluding a mob which had
been in pursuit of the negro.
Harry Leb r's big brother William
occupies a position with the Asters
similar to that his brother held before
hj.s marriage to Mrs. Dahlgren. He
is a sort of major domo in the Astor
family-arranges entertainments, is
ues invitations and does sundry other
chores to which a society woman of
the first class is too busy to attend.
The position, in fact, seems te be that
of a highly superior butler. When
Mrs. Astor went to Europe last spring
William Lehr went along to relieve
her of all the cares incident to travel.
Then he went touring on his own
hook, but is expected soon to make
his appearance in Newport.
Dr, R. T. Styli of Newport News,
Va., who has been traveling in Eng?
land, claims to have discovered that
in the slightly improbable event of the
house of Stuart being restored to the
British throne during the life of
Capt J. E. B. Stuart, that gentle?
man would be legal successor to the
place now occupied by King Edward.
Capt Stuart is the only son of the
noted Confederate cavalry leader.
THE WAE IN MACEDONIA.
Turkish Reports of Recapture of
Krushevo and of Several Re?
pulses of the insurgents.
Constantinople, Aug. 14.-The im?
perial troops have occupied Krushevo,
twenty-three miles north of Monastir,
which was recently seized by the in?
surgents A force of 4,000 troops be?
sieged the place and bombarded it
The fighting with the revolutionists
is still proceeding outside the town.
'Consular advices from Monastir and
Sal?nica endorse the belief that any
overt movement in those towns on the
part of the revontionary committees
will lead to a massacre of the Eulgarian
inhabitants by the Mussulmans.
Dispatches received by the Porte give
particulars of a number of encounters
with the insurgents. The latter at?
tacked the village of Gumenje, throw?
ing bombs in it, but official dispatch?
es say they were repulsed. The foreign
representatives have demanded from
the Porte protection for the consuls
and foreign residents at Monastir. The
grand vizier has promised effective
measures of protection.
The Mussulmen in the disturbed
area are persistently demanding arms
(and ammunition to protect themselves
against the Christians. This is con?
sidered a dangerous factor in the'situa
THE CONSUL'S MURDERER SHOT
Constantinople, .Aug. 14.-A Court
martial held at Monastir yesterday con?
demned the gendarme, Halim, to
death for the murder of M. Rostkovs
ki, the Russian consul at Monastir.
The sentence was immeditely carried
Another gendarme was sentenced to
fifteen years' penal servitude.
COLORED TEACHERS MEET.
Annual Session of State Associa?
tion to be Held in Qrangeburg.
The annual meetingNrf the State
Colored Teachers Association will be
held at Claflin University, Orange
burg on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, September 1st to 3rd. W:
T. Andrews, principal of the Lincoln
School of this city, who is chairman
of the executive committee, is sending
out the programme for the meeting.
It is as follows:
Tuesday, September 1st.
3 p. m.-Business.
8 p. m.-Address by Prof. J. E.
Wallace, President of the Association.
Address by Prof. M. W. Gilbert, of
Wednesday. September 2nd.
10 a. m.-Business.
10.30 a. m.-"Primary Methods"
Mrs. C. F. Saxon, of Columbia Grad?
ed School. Discussion.
11.30 a. m.-"Teaching as a Profes?
sion"-Mr. Wm. F. Holmes, Principal
of Florence Graded School. Discus?
12.30 a. m.-"The Outlook for Negro
Education in South Carolina"-Prof.
J. W. Morris, of Allen, University.
3 p. m.-"Can the Salaries of Negro
Teachers be increased? If so, how?"
-Prof. N. C. Nix, of the State Col?
4 p. m.-"The Importance of Thor?
oughness in Teaching"-Miss B. A.
Baxter, of Georgetown. Discussion.
8 p. m.-"Employment for our Col?
lege and High School Graduates"
Rev. M. D. Lee, of Lancaster High
Address by Dr. L. M. Dunton,
President of Claflin University.
Thursday, September 3rd.
10 a. m.-Business.
10.30 a. m.-"Do the Negroes aid
Materially in paying for their Educa?
tion, or is it True, as Charged, that
they contribute less than 10 per cent,
of the Money spent by the State for
that Purpose?"-Prof. S. R. Young
blood, of Claflin University.
12 m.-"Higher or College Educa?
tion," versus "Industrial Education
or the Tuskegee Idea" for the Negro."
Discussion introduced by Mr. N. J.
Frederick, Principal of Howard
School, Columbia, S. C., for "Higher
Education," and Mr. J. C. Martin*
Principal of Greenville School, for
3 p. m.-"The General Status of the
Race, and our Duties as Teachers in
relation to it." Discussion led by
President T. E. Miller of the State
One and one-third fare for round
trip has been granted on all roads to
Orangeburg for the meeting.
J. E. Wallace, 4W. T. Andrews,
President. Ch'm. Ex. Com.
Money By Wireless Telegraph.
New York, Aug. 15.-Tiie Marconi
wireless telegraphy was put in opera?
tion by a passenger on the Campania
which arrived today, shortly after
leaving Queenstown. The passenger
found himself with insufficient funds
to pay expenses and his mother was
a passenger on the Lucania bound
east. He sent a message to her asking
her to pay the purser on the Lucania
ten pounds and that the Campania's
purser be notified of the payment.
Communication was established when
the ships were fifty miles distant,
August 12, when a reply was received
saying the Lucania's purser had re?
ceived the money. This is said to bo
the first money order by Marconigram
Earthquake at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Aug. 16.-An earthquake
shock which lasted for several seconds
was distinctly felt in all parts of St.
Louis this morning. So marked was
the disturbance that many slumbering
residents of the city jumped from
their beds in fright. So violent was
its nature that houses shook at their
foundations as if they were about to
Alton, UL, Aug. 16.-An earth?
quake was felt here today. The
majority of the residents of Alton were
At East Alton bricks were shaken
from chimneys and glass broken in
From the best information the shock
lasted nearly eight seconds.
CHARLESTON BOTTLEO UP.
Rock Island Prevented By Stip?
ulation of Morgan Interests
From Building Line to
"As a contribution to the peace
agreement, the Rock Island people, it
is said, agreed not to build the pro?
jected Seaboard Air Line branch from
Augusta to Charleston. This leaves
Charleston in control of the Atlantic
Coast Line and the Southern rail?
This paragraph from The New York
American's report of the big deal
whereby the Seaboard Air Line passes
into the hands of the Rock Island sys?
tem, seems to dispose definitely and
conclusively of Charleston's hopes for
the long talked of Chattanooga, Au?
gusta and Charleston branch of the
^Seaboard Air Line and to show more
distinctly than ever the purpose of the
Morgan railroad interests to keep this
port in ? state of commercial starva?
tion, if that be possible.
The reports all agree that the deal
which brought the Seaboard under the
control of the Rock Island was an ar?
rangement for harmony of conflicting
interests. The Seaboard has long
troubled the Southern with the pros?
pect of formidable competition in the
South. The Atlantic Coast Line has
had for several years a working agree?
ment with the Southern, which pre?
vented any friction or competition be?
tween them, and recently the Louis?
ville and Nashville was brought into
satisfactory relations by its acquisi?
tion by the Coast Line. Only the Sea?
board was out in the opening as a pos?
sible disturber of the monopoly of
transportation in the South by the
Morgan interests. The early conflict
between the Seaboard and the South?
ern was very bitter, but recently there
have been evidences of a disposition to
come to an understanding and this has
been reached at last by the deal with
the Rock Island, and one of the prices
of it was the sacrifice of Charleston.
A man who has followed the rail?
road situation of this section very
closely for some years said today that
the one thing feared by the Southern
was the entrance of a competition sys?
tem to Charleston. Against this it has
always exerted its strongest efforts.
But for the purpose of preventing
large transportation interests develop^,
ing at Charleston, the Southern wouK
not have purcnsed the old South CarH
lina and Georgia road from the Par^
sons^four years ago and made it a di?
vision of the system. And the prospect
of the Seaboard building into Charles?
ton has been one of the things which
led to the fixing|[up of the Rock Island
deal and the harmonizing of Mr. Mor?
gan's interests with those of Mr. John
Skelton Williams. "Charleston," said
this gentleman, "is the only port on
the Atlantic coast which can properly
compete with Norfolk in natural and
acquired advantages. There is no other
port that can hope for the water fa?
cilities that Charleston affords and
any large system which developed the
facilities of Charleston would be able
to knock the Southern's business of
export into all sorts of shape. The
Southern has too extensive interests at
other ports to transfer its energies of
development to Charleston, but it fears
that some other system may utilize the
advantages of this port and it has used
all its efforts to prevent this and thus
far effectually. The stipulation report?
ed in the deal between the Rock Isl?
and and the Seaboard is proof of this.
The Rock Island system covers a vast
field in the West and it would put a
great volume of heavy traffic to the
Atlantic coast.' With the harbor facili?
ties of Charleston the bulk of this
business could be handled through
here, and the other ports which the
Southern is interested in, especially
Norfolk, would be shorn of much of
their commerce. It was the fear of the
development of Charleston's port that
worked particularly on the Morgan in?
terests to make terms with Mr. Wil?
liams and to help him promote the deal
with the Rock Island. The owners of
the new system themselves have not
made a study of the port conditions
of the South Atlantic, else, likely
enough, they would not have agreed
to the stipulation to neglect Charles?
ton, but would have made their deal
with the Seaboard with the purpose of
competing, with the Southern rather
than on a "community of interest
basis." As it is the business of the
system will be distributed among the
several ports of the South and the
Southern will not be disturbed in its
It has* been noted that the official
announcement of the deal made in New
York on Wednesday stated that the
"discontinuance of any further con?
struction by the Seaboard Air Line,
the value of the properties is greatly
enhanced." In contradiction of this
the press dispatches named Charles?
ton as on of the outlets of the new
system, but in an interview yesterday
Mr. Williams gave a list of the ports
to be available in the new combination
and exempted Charleston. That leaves
this port as before, in the power of the
Southern and the Atlantic Coast
Line-that is to say, under the
domination of the Morgan interests
only more so.-Charleston Post.
TWO CHINESE PORTS OPEJiED.
Secured by Minister Conger from
Prince Ching as to Open Ports.
Washington, Aug. 17.-Minister
Conger, at Pekin, has secured a writ?
ten promise from Prince Ching to sign
on Oct. 8 a treaty with the United
States, which will include a guaran?
tee that Mukden and Tatung Tao
shall be open ports.
Pekin, Aug. 17.-The arrangement
made ty Minister Conger for the sign?
ing of a treaty between China and the
United States, ends the stubborn re?
sistance by the Chinese, which for
some time "promised to be successful.
Prince Ching made one defense after
another, until all were exhausted.
When the present settlement was
proposed, with the explanation that
China must presume that Russia in?
tended to fulfill her evacaution agree?
ment, Prince Ching reluctantly gave
Tatung Tao is a small port which does
not promise much business to attract
foreigners in the near future. Its
opening is mainly important as a vic?
tory for the open-door principle.
PLAYING AT BEING KAISER.
Teddy Roosevelt Reviewing Great
Fleet o? Warships from His Private
Yacht, the Mayflower.
First Event of the Kind in our
Oyster Bay, N. Y.,-For the first
time in the history of the country the
president of the United States "today
reviewed and inspected, in time of
peace, a great fleet of United States
warships. The ceremony was a mag?
nificent spectacle. It was unmarred
by the slightest mishap until just at
its conclusion, when the torpedo boat
destroyer Barry rammed the destroyer
Dectaur, fortunately, however, doing
The incident was exciting. It occur?
red just at the moment when the
president was receiving congratula?
tions upon the success of the ma
The first squadron of destroyers,
consisting oi: the Decatur, Bainbridge,
Barry, Dale and Chauncey, all under
command of Lieut, L. H. Chandler,
was approaching the Mayflower at full
speed. The vessels were in close for?
Orders were signaled from the Deca?
tur to the other vessels to form a
wedge. In executing the orders, the
Decatur swung across the bow of the
Barry. An instant later the Barry
rammed ber on the starboard side. As
the ships were running at a speed of
20 knots, the blow was tremendous.
The Decaur listed sharply to port and
seemed to be in serious distress. From
the Mayflower she appeared to be
The Mayflower's boats were manned
instantly, but were not lowered, as the
Decatur was seen to right herself.
In a' few minutes she hoisted a signal
of "no serious damage." Later she
steamed alongside the Mayflower and
Lieut. Chandler reported that while his
vessel had received a bad stump on the
starboard quarter she was not materi?
The injury was plainly evident from
the deck of the Mayflower. She had
been struck about half way between
I her stern and midshap and a large dent
[had been made in her plates. The
^starboard rail was damaged, but other?
wise the vessel was intact. The Barry,
which had struck the Decatur a glanc?
ing blow, had her bow crumpled by
the collision, but she was not injured
The accident put a sudden stop to
the manoeuvers of the destroyer
Admiral Dewey ordered Lieut. Chan?
dler to proceed with the five vessels to
the Brooklyn navy yard where such
repairs as may be necessary could be
After the damage has been repaired,
the squadron will rejoin the fleet .-md
continue the summer manoeuvers."
il FAR-REACHING DECISION.
Federal Judge in Arknnsas
Knocks Out the Unions.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 17.-Judge
Rogers, in the United States Circiut
Court, rendered a decision today, sus?
taining the demurrer of the Western
Union Telegraph Company in the labor
injunction case of Boyer et ai against
that company In the written opinion
Judge Rogers sustains every point
urged by Attorney Elenious Smith,
representing the defendant company,
holding that the company has the ab?
solute right to dismiss employees be?
cause they belong to the union, or for
any other reason ; that there can be no
conspiracy to do a lawful act; that the
so-called black list may be maintained
and given out for the use of others.
The. case resulted from a bill filed by
Telegraph Operator Arthur Boyer and
others, alleging they were members of
the Commercial Telegraphers' Union
of America, local Lodge No. 3, of St.
Louis, and that they had been dis?
charged from the service of the Wes?
tern Union Telegraph Company solely
because -they belonged to the union.
. The bill sought to prevent the Wes?
tern Union Company from discharging
any employee because of membership
in the union, and the St. Louis offi?
cers of the Western Union from con?
spiring to that end, and to prevent in?
terference of any kind with the union
and to prevent the Western Union
Company from maintaining a black list
and placing thereon the names of
those who might be discharged because
of being members of the union. The
Western Union Company demurred to
the bill, and this demurrer was sus?
tained by Judge Rosers, of Arkansas,
sitting in the United States Circuit
Court, today. Judge Rogers held that
the Western Union Company had the
absolute right to discharge employees
not under contractual relations with
the company, for any cause or with?
out cause; that a like right exists on
the part of the employee to sever his
relations with the company for any
cause or without cause, that if a con?
tract of employment is violated the
recourse of the employees is at law and
not by a bill in equity, such as was
brought in this case ; that there could
be no conspiracy to commit a lawful
act, such as he held to be the dis?
charge of the company's employees be?
cause of being members of a union :
that the company had the right to
maintain a list on which might be
place the. name of a discharged em?
ployee and the cause of discharge, and
the list might be given others, pro?
vided its contents were truthful and
its circulation honest that if, as the
bill alleged, the union was formed for
moral and proper purposes, there
should exist no objection upon the
part of an employee to have his dis?
charge based upon the mere fact that
he was a member of such an order.
Bishop Caper's Illness.
Special to The State.
Brevard, N. C., Aug. 15.-A tele?
phone message from Cedar Mountain,
where Bishop Capers is spending the
summer, says that he has a well de?
veloped case of pneumonia, his right
lung being badly affected while Iiis
left lung is partially congested. He
rested well last night, and as his tem?
perature is being kept down his con?
dition is not considered really alarm?
ing yet. j
KANSAS CITY FLOODED AGAIN.
Both Halts of the Two-State City
. Threatened With Another
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 17.-Boats
are again being used to transport per?
sons be ween the two Kansas Cities,
the James street bridge and tiie Metro?
politan Street Railway Company's
bridge, over the Kansas River, hav?
ing been carried out by the strong
current. The river is higher than at
any time since the June flood, and
other structures are in danger. The
wrecked bridges are temporary pile
affairs, constructed hastily two months
ago. A farther rise is exp'ected as half
a dozen tributaries to the Kansas
River, west of here, are bankful. When
the James street bridge went out, it
floated down stream and carried away
the steel railway bridge, which sup?
ported the Kansas City, Kan, gas main
and telephone cable. Tonight that
city was practically in darkness. The
wreckage of the two bridges finally
lodged against the Chicago and Great
Western Railway bridge, and while it
weakened the structure and put it out
of service, the bridge will, it is be?
lieved, remain intact.
All streams in Kansas, including the
Kaw, the Smoky Hill and the Repub?
lican rivers, are rising, the result of
heavy rains last night, and this water
is expected here late tomorrow.
The stock yards company has a large
force at work protecting its bridge,
over which live stock for the Armour
dale Packing House is driven from
the main yards. General Manager Ruts
feels confident that the sructure will
The belt line bridge is being kept in
place by a heavily laden freight train.
COLOMBIA REJECTS GANAL TREATY
The Vote Against Ratification
Bogota, Colombia, Aug. 12.-Via
Buena Ventura, Aug. 17.-The Panama
Canal treaty has been rejected unani?
mously by the Colombian Congress.
Washington, Aug. 17.-A cablegram,
dated Aug. 12, has been received at
the State department from Minister
Beaupre, at Bogota, saying that the
Panama Canal treaty has been rejected
by the Colombian Senate.
President Roosevelt was immediately
advised of the news, Mr. Baeupre's
telegram being forwarded to Oyster
Very little additional information
concerning the action of the Colom?
bian Senate could be obtained at the
State department. Mr. Adee, acting
Secretary, would not discuss Colom?
bian affairs nor indicate what course
the United States would pursue. The
information in the cablegram of Minis?
ter Beaupre was meagre, . and there
was no intimation whatever that the
treaty might not again be brought up
Section 4, of the Isthmian Canal Act,
provides that should the President be
unable to obtain a satisfactory title to
the property of the new Panama Canal
Company and control of the necessary
territory and the rights necessary to
the construction of the canal from the
Republic of Colombia, he shall make
the necessary treaties with Costa Rica
and Nicaragua and proceed with the
construction of a canal by the Nica
It will be impossible for President
Marroquin again to submit the treaty
to the Colombian Congress in its pre?
sent form. The Senate having reject?
ed it the treaty cannot come again be?
fore that body except by the Senate's
own vote. President Marroquin,
however, can send the treaty slightly
amended to the Senate and reopen the
canal debate. It is said at the Co?
lombian legation that President Mar?
roquin will adopt some such procedure.
The reason given for the rejection of
the treaty by the Colombian Senate,
it is said here, was the alleged en?
croachment on Colombian sovereignty,
which, its opponents contended, would
result from the treaty. This informa?
tion was contained in a dispatch re?
ceived tonight by Dr. fierran, the
Colombian charge, from Foreign
Minister Riscos, at Bogota. This dis?
patch showed that in its present form
the treaty was absolutely unaccept?
able to the Senate, for the reason
above stated, and that it had been re?
jected unanimously. Incidental to the
general question of sovereignty neces?
sarily was that of the lease of the strip
of land through which the canal was
to be constructed, and the debate in
the Colombian Senate indicated that
that body regarded this as amounting
to sale of the land and, therefore,
objectionable. When the treaty was
submitted to the Senate by the com?
mittee to which it had been referred,
seven of the Senators favored it with
certain amendments, which they
proposed, and the remaining two op?
posed it absolutely.
An interesting feature of the whole
debate in the Colombian Senate and in
the committee's report, favoring the
treaty, is said to be the entire absence
of reference |.to the question of in?
demnity offered by the United States
for the'right of way.
HOW HAY OVERREACHED HIM?
Bogota, Colombia, August 14, via
Buena Ventura, Aug. 17 -It is re?
ported today that President Marroquin
has been authorized by Congress to
make a new treaty, which will not
require further ratification, but that
the bases given for the treaty will
probably prove unacceptable to the
It is considered, however, in official
circles, according to reliable informa?
tion, tiiat the authorization given by
Congress to make a new treaty will
famish a basis for reopening negotia?
tions with the United States.
it appears that one of the objections
to the ratification of the treaty which
carried weight in the Senate, was
that the Panama Canal Company did
not come to a previous arrangement
with the Colombian Government for
the transfer of the concession. The
action taken by the Senate, moreover,
must have been influenced by the com?
munication made by the American
minister, m which the introduction of
any amendments to the treaty was ob?
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New York, Aug. 14.-All grades of
refined sugar were advanced today one
tenth of a cent per pound.