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leather Ins and Outs $1.25 up
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North Carolina Editors on
Trinity College Troubles.
Addresses by Representative Page and
Others?Closing Session This
The troubles of Trinity College. North
Carolina, were transferred to Washington
for an hour or so this morning, and threat
ened to disrupt things In the midwinter
convention of the North Carolina Press
Association, which met for the second day
of its sessions at the National Hotel. The
members of the association took Issue with
the trustees of the college in the most de
cided way. and two parties were developed
In the organization, which clashed In their
attempts to bring peace and order out of a
chaos of mixed sentiment. Everybody
seemed to think the same way, but there
was a hesitancy on the part of some of the
membors about taking decided jctlon in
the name of the association, while others
urged the most radical measures.
The debate was heated at times, although
but once was there anything personal said.
The cause of the difficulty in which the
association found itself was set forth in dis
patches from North Carolina this morning,
making the announcement that the trustees
of Trinity College at Durham had refused
to accept the resignation of Dr. John S.
Bassett, professor of history, on the ground
that it was not presented from a voluntary
desire to sever his connection with the col
lege, but that it was tendered under coer
cive influences from the outside, and be
cause of a feeling that his further connec
tion with the college might bring injury
The outside Influences referred to, It la
said, were the freely expressed opinions of
the citizens of the town of Durham and of
the editors of almost all of the newspapers
In condemning Dr. Bassett for the publica
tion of an article by him in praise of
Booker T. Washington. The feeling against
Dr. Bassett ran high throughout the state.
The institution which employed his services
is controlled by the Methodist Church, and
it is understood the church press took as
active a part in the campaign against him
as it could. The matter was made so prom
inent that Dr. Bassett resigned, but the
trustee's at a meeting yesterday refused
to accept his resignation.
The students at the college were mostly
In favor of the retention of Dr. Bassett,
and when they heard of the decision of the
board of trustees they proceeded to make
merry In the most enthusiastic manner.
Their spirits took high form, and as a part
of the jollification they hung in effigy the
editor of the Raleigh News and Observer,
Mr. Josephus Daniels, who was one of the
most emphatic in his denunciation of Dr.
Sets the Ball Rolling.
Shortly after the meeting of the North
Carolina Press Association had been called
to order this morning Mr. Z. W. White
head, editor of the North Carolina Lumber
Journal, of Raleigh. N. C., offered a resolu
tion calling for the appointment of a com
mittee of three to prepare a suitable reso
lution expressing the sentiments of the
members of the North Carolina Press As
sociation In the matter of the action of the
trustees of Trinity College. He said no
language could be too strong in denouncing
the action of the trustees in refusing to
acceot the resignation of Mr. Bassett,
whose sentiments as expressed over his
own signature had "precluded all right to
the title of doctor."
Mr. Whitehead spoke at length -on his
resolution urging prompt and decisive
at tion. He wanted the association to be
put on record as condemning such conduct,
he said.
Major H. A. London, editor of the Record,
of Pittsboro*. N. C.. secured recognition,
and stated that he could not exactly un
derstand why the association should be put
on record against a private organization.
It would not be the best policy to urge the
resolution of Mr. Whitehead, he said. The
association was forced to take cognizance
of the action of the student body, however.
This organization of boys and young men
had appeared In the light of adopting lynch
law. for, said Major London, hanging in
etflgy is lynch law. Mr. Josephus Daniels,
whom the students hung In efflgy. he said.
Is a member of the Press Association, and
it Is the duty of the association to look
after Its members and to denounce all af
fronts to them. This speech was heartily
Urges Moderation.
Mr. Thomas R. Manning, editor of the
Henderson Gold Leaf of Henderson. N. C.,
was the next to speak, though several
members were clamoring for recognition,
among whom was Mr. Whitehead. Mr.
Manning urged the members to be moderate
In their action.
He warned them that it Is easy to say
things that one would wish were unsaid,
and that it Is a great deal better not to
do a thing than it Is to do it and have to
! regret it. It Is a very serious thing, he
' declared, for a body so representative of
j the public opinion of the state as the
i press association to take Issue with the
trustees of Trinity College, and with the
students of that institution. Mr. Manning
said that all members of the association
deplored the occasion for such an out
burst and that he, for one, had con
demned the statements of Dr. Bassett
and would do so ugain in the columns of
his paper.
That paper, he said, is his property, as
the papers of the other members of the as
sociation are their property, and he urged
that whatever the members might think of
Prof. Bassett and the action of the stu
dents, they shou.d make their expressions,
Individually, through their papers and not
pla ce the association on record. It is not
the province of the association to Interfere
in such matters, he said.
Mr. Whitehead was recognized again after
Mr. Manning had concluded his remarks,
and said he wanted the association to go
on record as sustaining their members in
the opinions they have all editorially ex
pressed, and that was the purpose of pre
senting the resolution. Rev. Mr. Blair,
editor of one of the papers of the Meth
odist Church, urged the convention to take
the matter coolly. He said It would not be
found to pay. in the end. to take cognisance
of the incident. Mr. Dan.els would under
stand the situation, he said, and would not
demand any action of the kind from the as
sociation. Mr. Blair said he was a" friend
of Mr. Daniels and of many of the trustees
of the college, and he did not believe that
any uction by the association would meet
with the approval of either the people of
the state or those involved in the diffi
culty. ?
Mr. Blair said further that he had severe
ly condemned Dr. Bassett editorially and
might do so again, but that he could not
ccnjure this up as an excuse for such ac
tion by the association as proposed by Mr.
Whitehead, nor even the more conservative
methods proposed by MaJ. London.
Mr. M. A. Farris followed with a speech
in the same strain. He said he did not
propose to put himself on record as against
a lot of sahool boys. Mr. White secured
the floor for a few moments to again re
iterate his sentiments and was followed by
Mr. R. C. Beazley of Monroe. N. C., who
urged moderation and conservative action.
Calls for Show of Hands.
At this juncture a motion was made to lay
the whole matter on the table and with
several members clamoring for recognition
President Varner put the motion. It seemed
to be lost and a division was called for. Mr.
Whitehead asked the president to have all
members In favor of tabling the resolution
to stand, so that the other members could
see what kind of men they were. The mo
tion was lost on a standing vote.
Major London then presented his plan
for modifying the resolution of Mr. White
head, which involved the appointment of a
committee of five, which would investigate
and report on the efflgy Incident only.
This resolution was put and carried. The
committee was appointed by the chair, and
includes Major London, Rev, P. R. Law of
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Representative Page of North Carolina
was Introduced at this point In the pro
ceedings. Mr. Page greeted the members
of the association cordially, and said they
were to be entertained by the North Caro
lina congressional delegation tomorrow.
Mr. 3. Mitchell Chappell. editor of the Na
tional Magazine, then addressed the asso
ciation on the manner of securing and hold
ing advertising in the Bmall country daily
or weekly. At the conclusion of Mr. Chap
pell's address Major London said It would
be necessary for the association to prolong
its meeting to consider the business that
was to come before It. and that instead of
meeting tonight, as had been suggested, a
meeting be held this afternoon, beginning
at 4:30 o'clock. The motion was carried.
President Varner then laid before the as
sociation the resignation of the secretary.
Mr. J. B. Sherrlll. A committee of three
was appointed to wait upon the secretary
and endeavor to have him withdraw his
In Hands of Executive.
] An invitation from the city of Baltimore
1 for the next meeting of the association was
I then read, and a similar Invitation from the
I exposition authorities at St. Louis was also
read. The St. Louis officials desire the as
sociation to meet during the week of May
16 next, which Is to be devoted to press con
ventions. According to rule, both of these
Invitations were referred to the executive
committee. The morning session was ad
I Journed shortly after noon.
' This afternoon the members of the as
sociation were given a trolley ride through
the District to the principal points of in
terest. They will assemble for the final
I meeting of the convention this afternoon at
I 4:30 o'clock.
The committee having In charge the ques
tion of the hanging of Editor Daniels In
efllgy will meet this afternoon at 4 o'clock
I and; prepare its report.
Many Priests and Laymen Do Honor
to His Memory.
BOSTON, December 3.?The funeral of
the Rev. John Summerfleld Lindsay. D.D.,
LL.D.. who for fifteen years was rector of
St. Paul's Episcopal parish in this city, was
held today, attended by several bishops and
hundreds of priests and prominent laymen.
Representatives of the national triennial
convention of the Episcopal Church and of
other churches and of several civic organ
izations of which Dr. Lindsay was a mem
ber also were present.
The funeral ritual was read by the Right
Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., bishop of
Massachusetts, assisted by the Rev. Ed
ward Tlllotaon, curate of St. Paul's.
Twenty-four of the most prominent clergy
in the diocese were pallbearers.
Dr. Lindsay, before coming to Boston,
was rector of churches in Virginia, his na
tive state: Washington, D. C., and Bridge
port. Conn.
For two years he was chaplain of the na
tional House of Representatives. He was
twice elected a bishop, but declined to ac
I cept on each occasion.
Gunshot Wounds In War.
Arrangements have been made for an
illustrated lecture by Major Louis A. Le
Garde, medical department. U. S. A., to be
delivered in the rifle gallery in the Center
market armory, Tuesday evening, December
8. at 8 o'clock. The subject will be "Gun
shot Wounds In War." It Is conceded the
lecture will be highly Instructive, and It Is
the desire of the commanding general of the
District National Guard that all officers of
the brigade and enlisted men of the ambu
lance cori>s shall make a special effort to be
present. Major LeGarde Is regarded as one
of the best authorities on the topic he Is to
Representative James Weds.
PADUCAH. Ky., December 3.?The mar
riage of Representative Ollle M. James
and Miss Ruth Thomas took place last
night at the home of the bride, at Marion.
Ky. The Rev. Mr. Thomas, father of the
bride, performed the ceremony. They left
Immediately for Washington, and will live
at the Cairo. Mr. James Is serving his
first term in Congress.
Heavy Oil Holder Dead.
3.?George H. White of Boston, a heavy
holder of Kansas oil lands, is dead here of
heart disease. The Interment will be at
Franklin, Pa.
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Landing Partes "wltl Lahore, but
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"Were Not Obliged to' Take
Commander J. B. Brlggs, commanding the i
cruiser Baltimore, has made a report from
San Juan, P. 1., dated November 22, of his
experiences In San Domlngan waters, in
which he Bays.
"In continuation of report No. 95-03 M., of
November 14. 1903, sent from Sahto Domin
go city, J have to report that on the 16th at
8 p m. a signal from the charge d'affaires
was sent for a landing party of forty men
to protect the legation, the consulate and
other American Interests. The following
day quiet prevailed. On Wednesday, the
18th, the Jurlen de la Graviere, a French
cruiser, arrived from Pert de France. At
the request of the Danish consul through
the American charge, the officer in chaige
of the landing party sent a detail of five
men to guard the consulate, on account of
a large sum of money being held there, as
it was felt that In case of trouble an attack J
might be made.
"On the evening of the 18th the German
cruiser Gazelle came in and the German
gunboat Panther left on the l?th. The New
port arrived from Puerto Plata on the 20th.
and arrangements were at once made for
her to relieve the Baltimore's guard, which
was promptly effected at 8 a. m. on the 21st
and on the same day an armistice arranged
between the contending parties, which, up
to the time of the Baltimore's departure
was still In force.
"The charge d'affaires informs the com- I
mantling officer that the proposition now
being considered by the government and I
the insurgent governor at Santiago Is that
the president, Senor Wos y Gil. will leave
the country, providing that he can leave the
conduct of affairs In the hands of four min
isters, whom ho will name. The armistice
may expire today, the 21st. The result is
uncertain, as It may be that the Insurgents
will demand to name at least one or more
of these ministers.
"The Baltimore left at 11 a.m. the 21st
for San Juan to coal; at the time of her
leaving everything was quiet in and about
the city, and the streets were filled with
people going about their usual occupations,
which Indicates a feeling of growing quiet.
"The operations about this city have been
of little interest, and as far as can be learn
ed have been attended with little or no loss
of life."
Address of British Aroba&sador and tht
President^ Bfcply.
The British amtawu^dor addressed the
President as follow^ pp. ills presentation
yesterday afternoon: j
"Mr. President: I ihavfe>"the honor to in
form you that KM#' Mward VII, my
august sovereign, hat diMfcted me to pre
sent to you in persoirythls tetter accrediting
me as his ambassador' to the United States
of America. ,
"His majesty has further directed me to
assure you of his earnest ^ desire that the
friendly relations whtah: exist between the
United States and (Ireat.Britain may be
maintained and strcagtttWed, and I have
received his majestjfs Command to keep
this object constant^.,liwiew.
"I am deeply consoiaus^Mr. President, of
the responsibility lam upon me. and I am
well aware how hart -K'. will be for me to
prove worthy of the bish mission with
which I haw been honered.
"I come to America for the first time,
with a warm admiration for. but without
any personal knowledge of, the great na
tion over which you have been called to
preside: and I feel my Inexperience the
more keenly because I succeed as Britian
ambassador here one who had passed tt
considerable part of his life in this coun
try, whose sympathies with your people
were therefore based upon a thorougn un
derstanding, and, I may add. whose singu
lar charm of character endeared him to al!
who knew him.
i "I can only say, Mr. President, that with
! God's help, I will do my best to carry out
the duty intrusted to me. No duty could
be more In accord with my wishes, and it
will be a very real happiness, when my
work here comes to an end. If I can feel
that I have been able to help, however lit
tle, In bringing about an increase of the
I good will between our two nations. I be
Your Clhiainice to Bony
At Less Tfaami Importer's Price.
Rather than pack and ship the Oriental
Rings reirnainingfroirn the Auction Sale, which
were .consigned to us by a New York im
porter, we offer any rug in the collection at
The Rm^s must be sold to
raise money to pay for them
?and for the balance of this week an oppor
tunity is offered the people of Washington
never presented before.
Cor. 112th and F Sts.
lleve that upon that good will depends In
no small degree the welfare of the world "
The President replied as follows:
"Mr. Ambassador: It affords me sincere
gratification to receive from your hands the
lettter whereby his majesty King Edward
VII accredits you as his ambassador to
the United States of America.
"Through you. the personal represent
ative of your sovereign, I cordially recipro
cate his majesty's desire that friendship
and good will between our two countries
shall be strengthened and perpetuated, mid
with the concurrent efforts of the American
government I doubt not that success will
attend your ehdeavors to fulfill his
majesty's desire to this beneficial end.
"Following, as you do, Mr. Ambassador,
in the steps of one whose genial sympathy
with our people and whose intimate knowl
edge of this country stood him in goal
stead by enabling him to gain the confi
dence and esteem of this government and
to win the affection of all with whom be
was brought Into association, I cannot
dcubt that you, being inspired by the same
good purposes and animated by the same
kindly feelings, will achieve no less than
did your lamented predecessor, and merit
equally with him the high regard of this
government and of my countrymen.
"It is fitting that this ihould be, and
that, mindful of the ties of kinship and
speech, moved by like aspirations of pro
gress in the paths of peace, and sharing a
reverential trust in the Almighty will that
| guides our destinies, our two nations and
! peoples, through their ministering agencies.
I should strive to reach a harmonious accord
[ la that affect* their common interest*"
Seaboard Air Line Rumor is Denied at
Special Dispatch to Thr EreDiag Star
RICHMOND, Va.. December 3.?Repre
sentatives of the firm of John L. Williams
& Sons, local representatives of the Sea
board Air Line railway and large holders
of the stock, when asked about the story
that H. M. Atkinson of Atlanta will suc
ceed John Skelton Williams as president of
the system emphatically denied the truth
of the report.
They say that Atkinson has merely been
made a director for that section of the Sea
board from Atlanta to Birmingham.
The story referred to says Atkinson will
go in as a representative of the Old Colony
Trust Company. It is said to be a fact that
the Old Colony Trust Company holds none
of the Seaboard stock and cannot by any
possibility directly or indirectly control the
system, its stock or directors.
Waiters Form a Union.
For the purpose of securing higher pay, a
number of waiters of this city have organ
ised an association. The membership of
the organisation numbers over forty. It is
claimed that the waiters In private resi
dences and at private functions have not
*eceiv?d t&o increase la pay that Ma bean
granted their fellow-workers on the outside,
and It was with this end In view that th?
association was formed.
It is understood the association will not
affiliate with any other labor organization.
The officers are W. E. Walton, president;
James E. Long, vice president: Charles D.
Long, secretary, and Maurice Soule, treas
"Warner Would Be Governor.
A special from Chicago says Representa
tive Vespasian Warner has declared him
self a candidate for the republican nomi
nation for governor of Illinois.
The Clergy
Like It
Here are a few names of clergymen of different
cieeda who are firm beltoTers In Dr. Agnew's Ca
tarrhal Powder to "lire op to the preaching" la
all It clalma: Blahop Sweet man, Rer. Dr. Lang
try (Episcopalian); Rer. Dr. Wlthrow and Rer.
Dr. Chambers (Methodist), and Dr. Newman, *11
of Toronto, Oanada. Copies of their personal
letter* for the asking.
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