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Marshal! field is Unexpectedly
Summoned WAS MAN OF ENORMOUS MONEY End Conies, After Eicht Days’ Illness ■of Pneumonia, in a New York Hotel—Remains Will Be Taken to Chicago for Interment. New York, Special. — Marshall Field, the millionaire Chicago mer chant. died at I lie Holland House at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after eight days’ illness of pneumonia. Death came peacefully v.hile mem bers of the family who had been in almost constant attendance for sev eral days were gathered around the deathbed. They as well as the dying' merchant himself were prepared for the end. For days they had been swayed between hope and fear but when the alarming turn came after the remarkable rally . il was recog nized that the end had been only IiitpHv i TIhwp wiut \vi»rp present when the merchant died were Mrs. Marshall Field, Mrs. Marshall Field. Jr., Augustus X. Eddy. Fath *riue Eddy, Mrs. Henry Dibblee, Rob “rt T. Lincoln and Mrs. Preston Gib son. Mr. Field's illness developed about a week ago while he and Mrs. Field were on their way Prom Chicago to this city, lie was traveling on the Pennsylvania limited, and he was Lik en ill early Tuesday morning .just before the train reached Pittssburg. There ;v physician boardede the train and came on to this t-itv with Mr. Field. New Issue of Tenn. Coal and Iron Common Stock. Xew York, Special.—Directors of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Com pany, at a meeting in this city au thorized an issue of $7,000,000 of new common stock of that company. This will increase the total of common stock to $30,000,000. The directors renewed an offer to accept the out standing 2,483 shares of preferred stock and to give stock in exchange therefor at the rate of $1S0 a share for the preferred. A meeting of the stockholders of' the company to pass on this action of the directors will he held at Tracy City. Tenn., Janu ary 31. Resigns Under Fire. Annopolis, Md., Special.—The evi dence of those whom Midshipman Mi nor Meriwether, Jr., is accused ox haz ing, was given rapidly after the court had disposed of the objections offered by counsel for the defense. . Six midshipmen of the fourth class con nected Meriwether in some way with the hazing and the testimony was pos itive in four of these cases. Mid shipman Meriwether, has handed in his resignation from the Naval Aca demy. It, is not likely that it will be accepted, as there are, charges pend ing against, him and as he is under sentence of confinement to the Aca demy grounds for one year. T. J. Emery Dies in Egypt. Cincinnati, O.. Special.—Thomas J. Emery, multi-millionaire of this city, is dead in Egypt from pneumonic, the news having been received by cable. Mr. Emery was one of the principal heirs to the Thomas \Y. Finery estate, the hugest owners of real estate in Cincinnati and Southern Ohio. He es tablished the Ciiiehmanl.i Orphan Asy lum as a memorial to the two de l l 1 ■ • tiiscu r'lui?. tiuu >» ar-> a ' onur butor to the colored orphan asylum. Largest Cotton Mill in South in Re ceiver’s Hands. Jackson, Miss., Special.—The Mis sissippi Mills, at Wesson, the largest cotton mills in the South, have gone into the hands of a receiver. Thud 15. Hampton, ex-treasurer of Mississippi, being- named by Federal Judge Niles There is a bonded debt of $300,000, but other liabilities and aassets are not known. Retired Naval Officer Deaacl. Washington, Special.—The Navy Department is informed that Lieu tenant Commander Benjamin IT. Buckingham, IT. S. N„ retired, died at Currituck Inlet, North Carolina, Monday. Commanded Buckingham was born in Canton, 0. Shortage in Kansas State Treasury. Topekia, Kan., Special.—A report of the examination of the Kansas State treasury by expert accountants given out by Governor Horn shows a shortage of close to $(>0,000. The report covers the term o!' F. K. Crimes and the present treasurer. Brother of Former President Cleve land Dead. ^ Columbus, ()., Special.—Rev. W. N. Cleveland, brother of former Presi dent Grover Cleveland, died from the effects of paralysis. He was 73 years old and died at the home of his son, W. N. Cleveland, in this city. Rev. Cleveland was a retired Presbyterian minister. CONGRESS AT WORK IVhat Our National Law Makers Are Doing Day by Day. Row Over Patronage. Representative Overstreet (Ind.), secretary of (lie Republican eongress onal campaign committee, announced hat the President’s failure to allow rim to name the surveyor of the port it Indianapolis has discouraged liim _ • so badly that he will not again serve ju the committee. Philippine Rill Fassed. T'lie House passed the Piiillippiiie tariff bill 2oS to 71. This result w3s ittained a Her decidedly the most flrenuous day of the present ('ongress. Many amendments were launched and ivent to pieces in the storm of debate. Republican opposition to the bill in >he interest of American beet and -ane sugar and tobacco tried out its strength early and gave up. This ipposition refused to alHiate with Democratic, efforts. Philippine Tariff in the House. The Philippine tariff debate in the louse consisted more of party manoe rouring for advantageous campaign material than a discussion of the Question at issue. The tariff was the ext of a speech bv Mr. Grosvenor, of Jhio, who began the debate, and of in extended reply by Mr. Williams, he minority leader. Mr. Adams of Wisconsin, opposed lie bill, but advocated a readjustment if the tariff' on business principles. Mr. McKinley of California, deliver ed his first speech in the house in favor of the pending measure and pointing a linger of warning toward die growing industries of Japan. In secret, session the senate discuss ed the status of Senator Bacon’s Moroccan resolution for three hours and in the end it, was left on the calendar. Vice-President Fairbanks declared that his course in placing the resolution on the calendar had been the unvarying practice and he produced as a precedent, a ruling made by \ ice President Morton in an identical situation. Several other precedents were quoted in brief speeches. Senator Teller and Morgan defended the contention of Seuatoi Bacon that the resolution had been placed on the calendar wrongfully, the first, mentioned making a long speech in support of his position. No Republican members talking on the resolution, leaving the course of the presiding officer to himself to defend. Debate in e House. General debate i the Philippine tariff bill was concluded in the House, having been in progress daily since January 4. The bill will he taken up for amendment under the five minute rule and put on its passage. Proceed ing' the debate the Statehood light made its appearance on the door for the lirst time, in tin* form of a per sonal'explanation by Mr. Babcock, of Wisconsin, credited with being the leader of tlie opponents of the joint Statehood forces. Mr. Babcock deni ed that his course in opposition to the bill was dictated by a feeling of re venge because lie had not been made chairman of the appropriation com mittee. He also took occasion to state his position in favor of tariff revision. Tariff talks were made during the day by Mr. DeArmond, oi Missouri, and Mr. Kelltir, oi Massachusetts, who spoke particularly with reference to the needs of that State. Speeches for the pending bill were made by Messrs. Parker, of New Jersey: Lamb, of Virginia.; Bennett, of New York; and Randall, of Texas. Those speak ing agninst the measure included Messrs. Goebel, of Ohio: Davis, of Minnesota; Tindell, of Missouri; and Campbell, of Ohio. The debate was closed by an extended speech by Mr. Routell, of Illinois, a member of the Way and Merits Committee, and in favor of the bill. A word picture of the prosperity of of the South was made by Mr. Larnbe (\a.), who will vote for the minority substitute and on its defeat, for the majority bill. The tariff, he predicts, will cause the downfall of the Repub lican party in the next Presidential election. Senator Beacon Speaks. Mr.Baeon succeeded in securing an apen door discussion of the Moroccan question by the Senate. This result was accomplished by the introduction >f a resolution making a general de darutioi: against interference on Ihe part of ihe government of the United States in any controversy among Eu ropean nations concerning their inter lational affairs. Mr. Beacon’s resolution is as fol lows : "Resolved, by the scuale, That in terference with no partioapation in my controversy between European i'overnments relating1 to European in ternational questions is a violation of he well settled, well defined policy of this government, which has been re cognized and observed for more than i century past.” Mr. Bacon contended that partici pation in the Algeciras conference is iable to involve the United States in lie entanglements of European coun tries. He then dwelt upon the magni tude of the controversy over Morocco. Hie point at issue is, he said, whether France shall exercise exclusive con trol in Morocco or Germany shall share in that control. “The question may be settled so as to bring peace,” he said,'“and it may lie so determined as to result in war.” Tie asserted that all the European governments re gard war as the possible result, but even if peace was to be the result it would be quite as injurious as war would be because ol: the precedent it would establish. Mr. Bacon said that the country’s' as much committed In the doctrine that entangling foreign alliances must be avoided as though it were a part of the written constitution. Philadelphia Jury Acquits. Philadelphia, Special.—Acting up on the instructions of Judge Auden reid, the jury acquitted John W. Hill, former chief of the Alteration bureau, who was on trial charged with forgery and falsifying the records ol his bureau for the benefit of a firm ol contractors. The scenes following the acquittal have seldom, if ever, been witnessed in a local court room. For mer Chief Hill shed tears of joy as his son, Henry, clasped him in close embrace. Shot and Cut to Pieces. Elizabeth City. Special.-—The body of George Hopper, colored, was found Saturday afternoon by Henry Dun ston, colored fisherman; it was Heat ing in Currituck sound, near ('oinjack. The body was horribly hacked and slashed with a razor and a pistol ball nail pioweu us wa\ iiinnign 11 is neaci. Dunstou was maiiipulaating1 his line in Piiiev Island bay, on Hie east side of tlie Albemarle and Cheaspeake canal, when he discovered 1 lie body floating in the water. Burned to Death. Monroe, Special.—While burning broom straw around her home, Mrs. Kebeeea Louny, of Buford, was burn ed to death Wednesday evening1. She lived alone and was about GO years of age. Miss Gracie Belle, her niece, who lives about 300 yards away, was the first one to discover the accident. She went to her home and missed Sirs. Louny. She found her aunt's "lath ing scattered over the yard and her body in the corner of ihe fence. Dogs had mutilated her body. News Notes. Attorney-Genera! Hadley, of Mis souri, is trying to get information about the Standard Oil Company's so ealled contidential department. The Empire Life Insurance Com pany, one of those in which the New York Investigation diclosed irregu larities, applied for a receiver iw vol untary dissolul ion. Private services were held over the body of President Hel per, of Chicago University, preliminary to bis lying in state in the miivevsilv. Mrs. Julia 11. Simpson lold a graph ic story of the shooting1 of her father Bartley T. Homer, by her husband. Dr. James H. Simpson. The battleship Louisiana again lead.s the Conneceticut in the constru ction race. The Senate, under protest, finally shed Senator Bacon's Moroccan r ■ solid ion. Anti-Foreign sentiment is growing in the south and in the Yangste valley of China. X t:\VSV <; LEAN 1XGS The Mss. of Swinburne's "First Book oi Ballads" has been sold. The immigration into Canada for the 31011th of October was 8388. the taxpayers of Lincoln County, Nebraska, are suing for an increase in the tux levy. A Kentucky home-coming week, in June next, with Louisville as the host city, is projected. Yn international motor ear exhibi tion is to be held in Berlin, Germany. , from February t! to 18. A newspaper correspondent recently found near Kimberley. South Africa, a diamond of 14!)F, carats. Magnetic compasses are to lie sup plied in future to all'British and na tive cavalry regiments in India at the rate of four per squadron. In a recent speech at Belfast Mr Redmond. M. I\. said: ••Parliament next session will he no place for Irish members who cannot attend.” A British Magistrate has made the suggestion that criminals caught com mitting a crime under an alias should be branded with their l-pat mime. A second-hand bookseller at AVcinier has been arrested in connection with the ttieft of valuable Goethe manu scripts from tlie Goethe house there. The library of the late Professor Max Muller—a collection of books of pe culiar interest to Oriental students—lias been bought by Baron Iwasaki for the University of Tokio. The Roman Catholic bishops or Ire land have issued a circular to lie read in all the chapels of the four provinces, warning tlie young generation against the evils of emigration. The sum of $480,000. which repre sents a one per cent, tax on betting transactions under tlie French law. be tween January 10 and December 1 of tlie present year, is now available for the relief of the poor of France. Town Clerk in Petticoats. Miss Clara McAlpine, the young daughter of William McAlpine of New Hartford, Conn., and recently a stu dent at t'ae Gilbert preparatory school is the only woman town clerk in the state, having qualified to act in the absence of F. A. Jewell of New Hart ford, who has gone to Buffalo for an extended stay. Sh* issues marriage licenses and discharges the other duties of the office satisfactorily to all applicants. u u _ Plan For a New Department of Government -- REVISED DRYDEN BILL READY New Jersey Senator and President of the Prudential Will Soon Re Introduce His Measure Designed to Correct Practically all the Evils Ex posed by the liew York Inquiry. Washington, Special.—Senator Dry den lias revised Isis bill contemplating government control of insurance and will re-iutreduce it in the Senate soon. He lias followed very closely the investigation now being conduct ed by the Now I oik legislative com mittee and this has aided him in per fecting liis measure, until lie expesses the belief tlimit it. will correct par ticularly all of the insurance evils exposed by the New York inquiry. Publicity is the keynote, and coupled with are safeguards for the detect ion of wrongdoers and the punish ment of those so offending. Jt de lines politics, or insurance contracts, as instrumentalities of commerce, and provides for the regulation of the business through the medium of a Comptroller of Insurance and along lines similar to the control exercised l_i. . rni. . l 1 . l . .. ~ ^ 1 r/uua,?. J. UUIUIUI says that the bill has the endorsement of the President, administration offi cials, and eminent institutional law yers in and out of Congress. Discus sing' the principal features of the bill. Senator Dryden said: ‘‘The bill contains some 50 separate provisions, of which the first 13 relate to the organization of the proposed Bureau of Insurance in the Depart ment of Commerce and Labor, in charge of Comptroller of Insurance, bondede at $100,000. Dominieian Rebels Routed. Cape Ilaytian, Ilayti, By Cable.— A sanguinary and what probably will prove to he the final battle has taken place near Guayubin, between the troops of General Oaeeres, the tem porary President of Santo Domingo, and the insurgents. The former were victorious. Several generals on both sides were killed or wounded. The gunboat, ludipendeneia, which recently went over to the insurgents, intends on the advictv of former President Morales, to return to Santo Domingo and surrender if the govern ment will guarantee the safety of its officers and crew. It is expected also that, the Governor of Monte Christi will follow the advice of General Morales and surrender that place, provided the necessary guarantees as to safety be given. S25’000 Fire At Aydcn. Greenville. X. C., Special.—Ayden this county, had a lire Sunday. Five stores, all wood were destroyed. 'The total loss is about $25,000, with not over one-third insured. Those burn ed out were the following named: \Y. C. Johnson & Co.; S. AY. Tyson, P. S. Cannon, Mack Staneil, AY. it. Dew, J. II. Tripp & Bro., and Horton & Mackboue. The two last named saved most of their stock. J. J. Edwards & Co. and J. \Y. Quinerly & Bro., on the opposite side of the street from the tire, sustained some damage to stock. Friday night the Quinerly -..i.„„i . -.1?. burned. It was the best rural school building in (lie country, and bad good library, which was lost with the build ing. Schooner Goes, to Pieces in Hampton Roads. Richmond, Special.—Marine ex perts on the coast believe 1 lint tlie schooner. Samuel L. Russell lias gone to pieces in Hampton Roads, and that Captain Jones and four men are lost. Tugs coming in report wreackage which lias been identified as being timbers from I be Russell. A (i(J inile gale lias been blowing off the coast for several days and it is al most certain that tlie schooner is lost. Girls Have A Dewel Over Lover. Mexico City. Speial.—Two girls. Nicol-asa Kli/.aide and Francisea Finite, rivals in love, decided to set tle the puestion of possession of their lover by a dewel and met in a Held in tlie suburbs of the city and fought with knives. The Fdizaide girl was stabbed lieve times and fatally injur ed. The surviving duelist, has been arrested. News Notes. President WiT am Rainey Harper, of the Chicago University, died of cancer. The United States Court of Appeois at Cineiimatii denied the motion of Mrs. Cassie Chadwic-k's attorneys for a new trial. President Roosevoll was a: the White House initiated into the Im proved Order of Red Men. MORE TIME FOR PATRICK Time to Bring Before Court Alleged Newly Discovered Evidence is Granted by Gov. Higgins Aftei Hearing Addresses by Counsel oJ the Man Under Sentence For Mur der of Millionaire Rice. Albany, N. Y.. Special.—Albert T Patrick, the New York lawyer convict ed and awaiting execution in Siiu Sing prison next week for the murdei of \Ym. Marsh Rice in New \ork eib in September, 1900, was reprieved In Governor Higgins until March 19, space of 56 days. This reprieve i granted for the purpose of giving Pat rick’s counsel time to bring before trial court alleged newly diseovere evidence. Its granting followed hearing before the Governor and wa in accordance with the request of foi mer Senator Hill and Judge Willian K. Olcott, of counsel for Patrick, ant with the full consent of District At torney Jerome who was present in per son. Senator Hill came forth for tin first time from his sick room afte: an illness of more than two month: in order to attend Ihe hearing and ad dressed the Governor at considerabh length. In announcing the reprieve of Pat rick, Governor Higgins gave out tin following memorandum: “It appears that Patrick is not a this time an applicant for executive clemency, but that he desires to pre sent newly discovered evidence hear ing upon the question of his guilt oi innocence which has not been pres ented to the court. A motion for a new trial on the ground of newly dis covered evidence may be made at anj . • .. _ _ A* . * J? lime kj v iui i xu 11 jj i c sentence of death and Patrick’s counsel state that it is their intention to make a motion in his case if time is given them. Patrick should have ample opportunity to present his case to the court, and when his case is ended in the courts an appeal to the executive for mercy will be in order.’: Southern to Build Coal Road. Knoxville, Special.— Chief Engineer of Construction Wells, of the South ern Railway, awarded a contract lien for the construction of the Johnsoi: City Railroad, a coal road which wil run from Embreeville, Term., to Mar ion, N. C. Tire Southern lias been practically forced to build this line proposed by the construction of the South & Western Railroad along the Wautauga'river into the Carolinas. The new road will be about 00 miles long and will have many tunnels. It will save tire Southern a haulage of about 70 miles, the road now hauling all coal from the Virginia fields into the Carolinas by way of Morristown. The Southern has awarded this con tract to W. J. Oliver & Co., of this city, and the price will be in excess of $5,000,000. It will require fully three years to complete the enterprise. Re-Elect President Jordan. New Orleans, Special.—The South ern Colt ton Association held its an nual business meeting with almost a | full board sitting. Harvie Jordan was re-elected president and Richard Cheatham was re-eleeeted secretary. E. H. Hiatt, of Columbia. S. was elected treasurer ami Oeorge T. Jes ler, of Corsieiana, Tex., was chosen vice president in place of Mr. Peters, of Texas. The salary of the president was fixed at $5,000 a year. Secretary Cheatham’s salary was raised from $2,500 to $3,000 a year. The salary of the treasurer was fixed at $500 a year and the vice-president is to serve without salary. The salaary of the general financial agent and or ganizer, E. D. Smith, who was elected according' to the suggestions of the mass meeting, was fixed at $5,000 a year. Arrested on Charge of Forging Mon ey Orders. Montgomery. Ala., Special.—J. P. Coker, alias Powell, was arrested by the Montgomery police Monday, it be ing alleged that lie is wanted by the United States government for the for gery of postoffiee money orders at Pensacola and Mariana, Fla. it is said by the police that Coker skip ped a bond of $500 ill Pensacola. Confederate Bills in Vienna. Vienna, By Cable.—What seems to be an organized effort to pass off bills of the American Confederacy lias come to notice lately in this city, the shop-keepers of which have been vic timized to a considerable amount. The first case occurred during the Christ mas holidays when several jewelers accepted Confederate notes in pay ment of purchases. The publication of the swindle caused ttLe operators to cease, but they have a^ain become ac tive and have secured another crop of victinis. Bonaparte to Charleston. Baltimore, Special.—Secretary of the Navy Charles J. Bonaparte left on the United States dispatch boat Dolphin for Hampton Hoads, where lie will board the United States crui ser, Charleston and proceed to Char leston, S. C., where the citizens of Charleston are to present a silver ser vice to the cruiser. Secretary Bona parte is expected to reach Charleston in time to attend a reception on Tues day evening. A HEAVY SWINDLE Arrest is Made For Offering Forgrd Certificates WORKING ON A LARGE SCALE -• ‘Newspaper Writer” is Nabbed on Charge of Selling One of Bogus Nor folk & Western 100-Share Certifi cates to Broker and Subsequent Revelations Show That Operations on Large Scale Had Been Planned, New York, Special.—Following the arrest of Samuel Humphreys. ( newspaper writer,” on the charge of . selling a bogus certificate of 100 shares of the Norfolk & Western liail , way Company io a dealer in fimirities in this eitv, it was learned that oOO of the bogus certificates were printed and that the operations appear to , have been planned on a large si-ale. . As only four or five of the certificates . have been discovered and each <>tf them is for 100 shares with an aggre gate market value of about $8,000. it is evident that the amount realized , by the operators is very large if thev have disposed of many of the certifi cates. The police say that they be lieve that at least three men had a hand in the transaction. Humphreys was arraigned oti ait af fidavit, that he acted in concert with C. Augustus Scion, in selling a forged l it *■ y. q-.-. -1 P_ /-'ll' » . I • liUVll V W l 'X J1UIU VV Vy'ltll U) I I I I I city, last September, for $8,000. Ha was held in $2,500 fur examination, In default of bail lie was remanded to police headquarters. According to information given out at the detective baureau, Humphreys went to the office of Bernard & ( lark, of this city, with a letter introducing himself as “Mr. Collins,” a, wealthy builder, of Pennsylvania, and present ed two forged certificates of the Nor folk & Western which he wanted to dispose of at the market value. $ 14, 000 to $15,000. Shot Father’s Slayer. Thomasvilla, Ga.. Special.- -A bloody shooting affair took place on the public road near Abridge. 20 miles northwest of Thomasviile. in the new county of Grady, and as result, William Drew and Newton Threlkeld, two prominent and wealthy farmers, are fataly wounded. Herbert Drew, the 13-year-old sou of William Drew, took a prominent part in the affair, firing the shots iliac struck Threlkeld down. Young Drew tels the story of the encounter and says that when he and his father met Threlkeld in the road the latter be gan to curse his father and tehn pull ed his pistol and fired three shots into Drew's body. Young Drew then drove 12 miles to the nearest tele phone and told the sheriff of the af fair. Threlkeld is a brother of Drew son-in-law. Both families are widely connected in Thomas and Grady counties and further trlouhle is feared. Must Pay. Georgia Taxes. Atlanta, Ga., Special.’—The suit of the Central of Georgia Railroad < 'oni pan and of the Georgia Railroad Com pany against Comptroller C"mv:.l William A. Wright to enjoin him from the collection of taxes alleged to have been due the State from Iheso railroads, on ownership of stock in the Western of Alabama Railroad, was decided in favor of the State by the Supreme Court of Georgia. The State asked, in the ease against Hie Georgia Railroad, that it be compelled to payr back taxes from t.he year INS.'t, UUl LUC UCCJS1UU Util* LUC CUilCClILUK of taxes prior to 189.5 by the statute of limitation. The road therefore, will be compelled to pay about $70, 900 on its million and a half of slock. Greensboro Firm Bankrupt. Greensboro, Special.—A voluntary petition in bankruptcy was fled in tin. United States Court by J. A. < anna day, a.merchant on Fayetteville sireet. The assets are stated to be $7.7-11; liabilities. $4,072.62. The petition was filed by Z. V. Taylor, attorney I'm Cannaday, who said the reason for ii was that certain creditors were push ing him. The Southern Life and Ti ns! Company was named as trustee, pend ing the hearing before Maj. J. K. Al exander, of Wins ton-Salem, referee in bankruptcy. To Close S. C. Bucket Shops. Columbia, S. C., Special—The Slate House of Representatives, passed a bill prohibiting the operation of buck et shops in South Carolina. There was no debate on the measure and the action of the House was some thing in the nature of a surprise. All shops are declared to be gambling places. It is more than probable that the measure will pass the Senate. Same Time and Place For Sons of Veterans. Montgomery, Special.—Dr. Thomas M. Owen, commander-in-chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, an nounced that the reunion of the or ders will be held in New Orleans April 25, 25 and 27, coincident with the reunion of the United Confeder ate Veterans.