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ESTABLISHED 1891. BAMBERG. S. C.. THURSDAY. APRIL 24. 1902. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR. ' I ? COMBINE SHIP LINES Is Nex Move of J. P. Morgan and Associated Interests. MANY MILLIONS OF CAPITAL Will Be Used For Merging and Consolidating American, Red Star, White Star, Dominion, Atlantic Transport and Leyland Lines. A New York special says: J. P. Mor gan who is now abroad, has practically consummated a plan to combine all the leading trans Atlantic steamship lines. London dispatches to the Associated Press, announcing the combination have been confirmed at the Morgan banking house. The companies to be consolidated will, it is understood, include the American and Red Star lines, White Star line, Dominion line, Atlantic Transport line and the - Ley'and line. The two last named lines have been under Morgan control for some time. Probable additions to this list are the Cunard, Wolson and Holland-American companies, and it is understood that a "working agreement" will be reached with the other leading transAtlantic companies, including the North German Lloyd, Hamburg-American (general trans-Atlantic), Allan and Anchor lines. It is yet too early to give the exact , scope of the scheme, but as now outlined there will be an American holding company into which all the steamship companies which propose to enter the combine will put their stock holdings?"pool their issues"?in exactly the same way that the various concerns embraced in the United > States Steel corporation threw in their .. X holdings, receiving in return stock of ^ the main or parent company. $150,000,000 Capital. Just what the capitalization will be ' is not yet known,, but the amount is likely to be well in excess of $150,- 0 000,000. This phase of the project V . is based entirely upon the number of 7 companies taken into the combine. ^ " One of the most interesting features ' of the plan deals with the subsidy question. The White Star and Cunard lines receive liberal subsidies from the British government. Thesg subsidies " would be withheld or abrogated if the ships of these lines changed their flag from British to American. Because of this the ships of the White Star, .p Cunard and the English subsidied com- p panies will doubtless continue nominally under British control. America a Sea King. G. W. Perkins, of J. P. Morgan & Co., is authority for the statement that American interests dominate the p proposed amalgamation and declares that the result will prove not only a great triumph for Mr. Morgan, but will ^ make the United States the real ruler d of the merchant marine of the world. Mr. Perkins also said the plan would fr oe or great oenenr 10 importers ana ex porters as well as to the great rail- h road interests of the country. Its effect will be felt by shippers ^ fr&n Maine to California. Mr. Perkins says, and will also result in a better n \ understanding between the commercial w interests of this country and Germany, q "It is true," he added, "that Morgan ^ will act as syndicate manager in this combination, just as he brought to- ^ ' gether and welded the various interests of the United States steel corpora- g-, tion. as Financial Details Later. "The financial details have been completed to the extent that cash nec- Si essary for the deal has been subscrib- p; ed. It is too soon to speak about the cc directorate, but let it be borne in mind ai that control of the company will be st held here. w ^ "It is taken as a matter of course w; the interests now prominent in the cc ^various steamship lines will be taken Id bc^o the consolidated directory." Staking interests identified with the proposed underwriting syndicate said in Saturday that the new company would lil have a New Jersey charter. wi A "BRAND" NEW SCHEME. ? 'X Mr. Brand Collected Subscriptions to n< B-uild Fake Soldiers' Home. About four months ago Governor Longino, of Mississippi, approved a ^ charter of incorporation for a Confederate Soldiers' Home Association domiciled at Hickory. A man named Brand was the originator of the enterprise. He proposed to erect a hundred tel or more cottages for the use of the in- m. digent confederate veterans. toi : The; scheme turns out to be a game ae Of "graft" for Brand's personal benefit, ch and many victims are bewailing loss se< of donations. rei PEACE REIGNS IN BRUSSELS. Strikers are Quiet, and the Situation is ' Not so Critical. The strikers in the Liege, Belgium, of district now number 40,000, and the Gl strike at Vieres- has extended to all wi the surrounding communes. The striking miners at LaLouviere, however, declared Thursday that they would resume work shortly. At Her- . . stal 2,000 man have returned to work. ^ Quiet prevails everywhere at present Tl FORTUNE LEFT BY TALMAGE. ' * Estate of Late Noted Divine Amounts More than $300,000. . Tie will of the late Rev. T. DeWitt ( Talmage was filed at Washington, D. he! C., Monday. It leaves an estate of a more than $300,000, of which about er? $250,000 is in personal property, con- an sisting of secured notes. United States th< 4 per cent bends, stock and cash in th< bank, furniture, pictures and house- (p held effects. The real estate is worth jCi about $50,000 _ ac MEAT PRICES ARE SOARING. Packing Houses Start the Ball Rolling and Retailers Are Forced to Follow, While Consumers Howl. A dispatch from Atlanta, Ga., says: The prices of meat continue to go skyward. Beef was quoted Monday by the packing houses at 9 1-2, which is a half a cent higher than last week. The retailers have raised the price also?, so that the consumer is now paying from 2 1-2 to 5 cents more a pound for beef than a couple of weeks ago. The best cuts of beef are selling it from 20 to 25 cents a pound. Twcn-y-two and a half cents are the prices iuoted by most of the retailers. Some itill maintain that they are selling at vhe old prices, but say that they will . ioon be forced up. The majority admit .hat the price is up 2 1-2 to 5 cents. Even those retailers who allege that :hey have not gone up. quote the high prices and admit they have had to quit i .rimming the meat closely to keep the i prices down. One or two have a stock : jf beef cn hand that has enabled them .o keep the prices down somewhat, .'t may be authoritatively stated that * he consumer is paying from 2 1-2 to 5 cents more for beef than a couple of i veeks ago. If his butcher doesn't < .uote him the high price he may rest * ssured he is paying for trimmings ( hat he would not pay for otherwise. i The retailers have been forced to I aise the price on account of the rise l Jn the part of the packing houses. z Xelson, Morris & Co. gives 9 1-2 cents i is the prevailing price of beef, which c s one half a cent up over two weeks ( igo. Swift & Co. refused to talk, but j etailers say their drummers quoted i Deef at 9 1-2 and 10 cents. The pack- ( ng houses say that they are losing j noney even at the prices now prevail- s ng. They give as *he cause of the r ise the price of beef on foot, due to \ he scarcity of cattle. 1 - The National Provisioned published s n New York, says that the receipt of ^ attle at all the western beef markets ire lower than they have been in r rears. The receipts at Kansas City v reek before last were 20,000 cattle, v iccording to this journal, against t 9,000 the year before for the same t reek. Last week the same journal y ?uts the receipts at Kansas City at 21, a 00 against 26,000 the same week last d ear. The packing house people refer h o these figures and say that the rise n prices is Inevitable. As for a beef o rust they deny that there is such a c hing. C No relief is in sight. It Is believed v iy the packers, however, that the rice of beef will be no higher as the c rice is now so high that consumption t< rill be decreased. It will be July or p .ugust before the new cattle comes c n, bringing relief. b c MYSTERY SHROUDS DISASTER. a n irst Reports of Fatalities on Burned t( Steamer Remain Verified. v A special of Monday from Cairo, Ills., ays: Alter searcmug iwu ua>b, me g eath roll of the burned steamer, City a t Pittsburg, has not been reduced any 0 om the first reports. Of the 145 peo- 0 le on the boat when it burned about n alf are still missing and at present no Q. irther hope for them is expressed, he books and valuables of the boat, *ew and passengers are still in the g lins. The wreck is above water and as still smoldering Monday night. . wing to the heated condition of the ull search for those cremated In i* v < n as not been begun and very few of ^ le bodies of those who are drowned ave been recovered, owing to the vift current at the scene of the dis>ter. ? 1 At the court of inquiry nothing was e< jveloped as to the origin, cause or re- m )onsibility for the disaster. Captain 1E hillips testified that h ecould not ac- M >unt for the origin of the fire unless ^ 1 electric wire had stdrted it. He ated that so far as he knew there w ere fifty-six lives lost. The coroner 01 as advised of other bodies being re- H ?vered at distances from the city, but hi tr entity was unknown. ?: th A fire occurred early Sunday morng in Dallas. Texas, doing something th ie $400,000 damage. Several persons re ere fatally injured. hi * m PALMA DISCUSSES PLANS. w Ci sw Cuban President Explains How fo He Will Govern Islands. S) A special from Havana says: Presfr snt-elect Palma and his party left bara Monday afternoon for Holguin. ga In an interview he stated that he be >uld combine the Cuban postal and of legraph services under one head and th ike General Fernando Figuere direc- ^ CO r of the united department. He has cided to appoint Juan Rios Rivera aF ief of Cuban customs; Carlos Zaldo, cretary of state and Senor Yere, sec- re lary of instruction. co New Road Chartered. At Jefferson City, Mo., the secretary qc state chartered the St. Louis and ilf Railroad Company, of St. Louis, th a capital stock of $5,000,000. Cc ne Money For Booker's School. ta, The will of Mrs. Cornelia C. Tcmpsti is, who has just died leaves $20,i) to the Tuskegee Norma! school at tskegee, Ala. an MAY SELECT A REGENT. itherlands Government Wants a "Sub" For Queen Wilhelmina. 3wing to the illness oi Queen Wil- J Imina the question of establishing rei regency is being earnectly consid- th( ?d by the Netherlands government. , . d it is thought probable, in view of 2 possibility of the long illness of an j queen, that the states general ex' arliamcnt) will be summoned in da nt session at an early date to take tion in the matter. aa PALMA IS WELCOMED] Cubans Vie With Each Other In According Him Honors. ENTHUSIASM WAS UNBOUNDED Left Island in Chains and Returned to Find His Path Literally Strewn With Roses?Old Friends C m U m bill Ml OWt I I (III, General Thomas Estrada Palma, president-elect of the Cuban republic, who arrived on the steamer Admiral Farragut, from Old Point Comfort, Va., was greeted, says a Gibara, Cuba, dispatch to the New York Tribune, with great enthusiasm. Gibara's population of 6,000 was augmented by as many more who came from all parts Df the island, from Havana to Santiago, to pay homage to a manly love. When the steamer anchored in Giba-a harbor, a salute of 31 guns greeted General Palma. His face brightened it the scene before him. How different was his return to Cuba. He left n chains and came back with his path iterally strewn with roses. The har)or was a kaleidoscope of color andmimation. From every craft flew the lag of Cuba libre and the stars and stripes. Old friends who had known jleneral Palma in the ten years' war md had shared with him the hardships ind sufferings of many campaigns, :ame on board and embraced him. j tfanyv were in tears. The vessel was ;oon crowded with member* of comnittees, representing different cities, vho came out in steamers anu aunches which were decorated from tern to stern, from the mast to the vater line. After a quarter of an hour of infornal talk, General Palma and his party vere taken ashore in a launch. It was rhen he put his foot on the pier that he pent up enthusiasm of his compariots broke forth in earnest. There rere rounds of cheers by the natives, .s they crowded around their presient-elect which could have been leard across the bay. Mayor Cespedes spoke a few words f welcome, and then proposed "three heers for the first president of the luban republic." They were given fith a will. With the village band, playing the luban hymn, a procession was formed o the principal street, whence the resident-elect and members of the ommittee were drawn in a carriage y a score of stalwart Cubans to the ity hall. Every place of vantage long the route was filled. Men, wolen and children crowded and pushed 5 embrace and shake the hands of the eteran. Arches had been built across every treet which led to the city hall. Not ^ house in all Gibara was without dec- ^ ration in some form. From every ^ ne flew the flag of Cuba, and from allost of many were displayed the flag f the United States. While the red ^ nd yellow colors of Spain were conpicuous on the Spanish houses. The paniards joined in the welcome. The ceremonies at the city ha7l consted of speech making by the mayor, [embers of the council. General Pal- 8 ia and Gonzales de Quesada. Mayor espedes spoke eloquently of the grat- h ude that the Cuban people owed to eneral Palma, and the honor of being d le first to receive the first chief ex- t ;utive of Cuba libre. His country- c .en, he said, trusted General Palma s nplicitly and yould aid him in every ay toward a successful administra- a on of his office. p General Palma, in responding.- spoke : ^ Ith some difficulty, as he was almost ! -ercome by the reception given him. e began by proposing cheers for Cum libre and for the United States, e said the Cuban people should, with i ie inauguration of their independent j s >vernment, abandon politics and give | ieir attention to the betterment and j ^ a. 4 t. ! d consirucuun UI Uieir CUUUU). 1L ?ua ; ? s ambition to bring the various ele- Cl ents together, so that they may all 11 ork to one end, the building up of iba. He promised to devote hence- j N rth all his time, knowledge and ener- s: r to bringing about this result. tl The mayor then granted him the eedom of the city. p Senor de Quesada, in his speech, ri id the happy union that now exists tween the two people was an omen ^ future peace and prosperity; that c; eir interests were so closely a'lied n at it was to their mutual Interest to ntinue the good personal relation so ? ^parent in the demonstration. ^ General Palma then held a public ception, and was overwhelmed with It] ngratulations and good wishes g b! CHEMICAL PLANT BURNED. d; >ncern Near Atlanta, Ga., Reduced to It Ashes?Was Fully Insured. | e' I n] The plant of the American Chemical | impanv. located on the belt railroad I SI ar the Hemphill station of the Atlan- jj Ga., water works, was totally de- tc oyed by fire Monday night. The int was valued at $15,000 or $20,000, m d was covered by insurance. ! s VETS STARTED EARLY. | v; I $ ey Began to Swarm In Dallas Three j nDays Before Reunion Date. i ^c Although the national confederate | 01 inion did not open until 'Tuesday, i lii )usands of strangers reached Dallas j ^ regular trains of Saturday, Sunday | b< d Monday. The special trains with ! re cu;*sionists began arriving on Mon- j y morning. One hundred extra po- J emen were sworn in Saturday night j m d went on duty at once. ' T 4* ^ I ? I Cream of News. I ?+,H,+,M"H"f H+++,M"f+4"f "f *f-H-i Brief Summary of Most Important Events of Eiach Day. ?The fourteenth annual assembly of the Georgia Chautauqua opened Monday in Albany. ?Governor Candler, of Georgia, Monday sold his residence in Gainesville to B. D. Langford. The price paid was $6,000. ?The jury that tried Edward Batson for the murder of the Earl family at Lake Charles, La., has found him guilty and flxec the death penalty upon him. ?Senator Tillman, at Manning, S. C." on Fridav will fir e first campaign gun and also answer charges brought against him by State Senator Appelt. ?At a memorial service for General Wade Hamptcn held in Charleston Monday night, steps were taken toward the erection of a monument to his memory in that city. ?Of the 145 persons on board the ill-fated City of Pittsburg more than half were either cremated or drowned. The origin of :he fire is unknown. ?There was a heated debate in the house Monday on the negro question. New England republicans attacking the south for refusing the negro social equality. ?The will of the late Dr. Talmage has been filed ior probate. His fortune is estimated at. $300,000, mostly in gilt- j edge securities.. ?The senate Philippine committee heard further evidence Monday in regard to the alleged torture of Filipinos by American troops. ?The senate passed the river and hartor measure calling for the expenditure of $70,000,000 without a word of discussion. ?General Chaffee has called a courtmartial to meet at Manila to try General Smith for alleged barbarous treatment of the natives of Samar. ?The allotment of stock for Morgan's combine to control ocean rates have all been taken. ?Estes G. Rathbone, convicted in 2uba for postal frauds, has been released on bond for $100,000 pending his j^peal. ?The condition of Queen Wilhelnina causes great alarm in-Holland. ?A train on the Illinois Central railway at Loone, Tenn., Sunday struck a wagon containing five persons, tearing ;he vehicle to pieces, killing four of he occupants and injuring the fifth faally. ?About seventy lives lost by the )urning of the steamer City of Pitts)urg Sunday morning near Cairo, Ills. ?Frank R. Stockton, the wellcnown novelist, died suddenly at iVashington Sunday. ?President Spencer, of the South:rn, and President Fish, of the Illinois Central roads, and several bankers lined the Japanese consul and there is vondering as to what the object of the [inner was. ?Nordica, the singer, has entered uit against the Southern railway for 50 000 rlamflpps owine- to recent aeci lent to train on which she was a pasenger. ?Cholera at Manila is increasing. )ver three hundred deaths since courge appeared. ?Rioting a; Brussels is over. Workngmen will return to work. ?Emperor William and Count Walersee took part in the ceremonies atending the unveiling of a statue to leneral Von Rosenberg at Hanover lunday. ?The educational conference meets t Athens, Ga., on the 24th and the rogram is an interesting one. Promlent people from all sections will ike part. ?The petroleum company at Rome, < la., at a depth of 250 feet, struck a ike, from which was taken a subtance unknown to local geologists. ?Camp Hampton, of Columbia, S. has appointed a committee of one rominent man from each district to ollect funds for the erection of a ionument to General Wade Hampton. ?In the intercollegiate debate at fashville, Tenn., between the Univeritv of North Carolina and Vanderbilt, ie former won. ?The people of Jackson, Miss., are reparing a royal welcome for Admiil Schley when he visits that city. ?The semi-annual meeting of the oard of bishops of the Methodist hurch takes place at- Chattanooga ext month. ?The democrats and republican rebels" rode roughshod over the ouse bosses Friday, passing the Cuan reciprocity bill with an amendlent striking off the differential on rened sugar. This amendment is a low to the sugar trust. ( ?Gradually Secretary Root is sheding light on the Philippine situation. , seems that under the orders issued ( ven priests were to be treated as ien in arms. ?Queen Wilhelmina. of Hol'and, is ifpprins' frnm tvnhoid fever. It is be- i eved that a regent will be appointed ) rule during her illness. 1 ?Major Whitesides, who built ' lonitors for the confederacy, died at 1 avannah, Ga., Friday, aged 71 years. 1 ?Estes G. Rathbone, in jail at Ha ana, will be released on a bond of 1 100,000 tendered by a fidelity compay. President Palma has been asked ^ > pardon all Americans in Cuban pris- j is. ^ ?Through her attorneys, Mrs. Mol- t e E. Duncan, charged with the mur- i ?r of her husband, has instituted ha- 1 ?as corpus proceedings to effect her i dease from jail, alleging that her life t ad once been placed in jeopardy. i ?Tho Colonial Dames of Georgia f et in their annual state convention ( hursdav; in Savannah. _ _ c rsJCsirorsiiNjcNifsitNU. I SOUTH CAROLINA 2 \ STATE NEWS ITEMS. \ ?SKM<NMs?C\JCMCMCMf Williams Gubernatorial Candidate. L. J. Williams, of Edgefield county, who has been a member of the dispensary board of control for a number of years and now chairman of that board, has formally announced himself a candidate for governor. A * * Refused to Take Medicine. At Florence, Rev. R. W. Gregg, an evangelist, died at the home of State Constable Royland. Mr. Gregg was a firm believer in faith cure and refused during his two weeks' illness of typhoid-pneumonia to take a drop of medicine. He consented only once to see a physician, but would accept neither physic nor nourishment. * * * Many Hurt in Wreck. On the outskirts of Anderson last Monday evening an engine and tender loaded with workmen, returning from repairing the wreck at Broadway trestle, collided with the outgoing passenger train. W. H. Foster, white, had a leg and Wp broken and will die; Fielding Harris, colored, received probably fatal internal injuries. Engineer Hughes and four or five workmen were painfully injured. > Boy Kills His Mother. Mrs. Pierce Hendrix, of Lexington 1 county, was accidentally shot and killed at her home the past week by ; her 10-year-old son. 1 A crow was seen in the yard of the ' home, and Mrs;. Hendrix told her son to get his father's gun and shoot the bird. The boy secured the weapon, and while standing on the veranda dis- i charged the gun unintentionally. The entire load from the weapon en- 1 tered his mother's body. She died in a few minutes from the effects of the ; wound. The heart-broken little fellow 1 was standing alone beside the body j when his father returned from church. J ? Charleston Honors Hampton. ] The largest memorial meeting ever \ held in Charleston, probably larger < than the great gatherings .commemo- i rative of the death of General Lee and Jefferson Davis, was that which voiced Charleston's tribute to General Wade ] Hampton at the German Artillery hall j last Monday night. , The speakers were General Edward j McCrady, state historian; the Rev. Dr. C. S. Vedder, the Rev. Dr. John Ker- j shaw, Major T. G. Barker, General , Hampton's close friend and adjutant } general throughout the war, and J. P. } K. Bryan, of the Charleston bar. All . of the speakers had been in confeder- , ate service except Bryan, who represented the younger generation. Governor J. Walter Smith and staff, of Maryland, were among the auditors. Offinc warn toL-on tn form art KJ JL/O n Vi c kUiiivu vv AV4 M. ciation for the erection of a monument to Hampton in Charleston, which is s his birthplace. r *% I Monument to General Hantpton. A Columbia special says: The move- 1 merit for the erection of a splendid monument to General Wade Hampton, d to be surmounted by an equestrian * statue, has now been launched and is E in good hands. Camp Hampton met in f an extra session and after fine tributes fc to the dead chieftain had been adopted, e a resolution was adopted inviting sub- t scriptions from all citizens of South 1 Carolina for the erection in Columbia 1< of a mnument to Hampton. Subscrip- o tions are to be sent to all of the daily e papers in the state, to be asknowl- p edged from time to time as received t and then forwarded to the treasurer of s a central committee, which was elected during the session. e The following named survivors of p the confederate states army were re- p quested to act with Hampton statue central committee: c First congressional district, Theo- n dore G. Barker; second. Colonel J. W. Moore; third, D. H. Russell; fourth, g Colonel James, A. Hoyt; fifth, Colonel a James S. Hart; sixth, General W. E. f, James; seventh, Colonel A. C. Haskell. * 11 Tillman to Speak at Manning. At the request of friends, Senator B. R. Tillman has accepted an invitation y to deliver an address at Manning, Clarendon county, Friday, April 25. Sensational developments are expected at jj this meeting. e The object of the senator's visit to Clarendon is two fold, in that he will j fire the first gun of the senatorial cam- . paign and make reply to charges ^ brought against him by his former friend, State Senator Appelt. In his paper, The Manning Times, Mr. Appelt reiterates the old charges of dispensary rebates, bond deals, etc.. and further charges the senator with having accepted free groceries and ^ Dther articles from the state peniten- ? tiary. It is alleged that Senator Tillman is armed with evidence to sustain the charges he made against Senator John L. McLaurir, which resulted in the fight in the United States senate. It is said the senator secured his information from one of the leaders of the republican party of this state, who has N chiefs, and a board was unanimous in a ts findings, and the report was for- ^ varded to Rear Admiral Crowninshield n is chief of the bureau of navigation, c vho headed the former board, which t] eported upon the transfer of the na- jj val station from Port Royal to Charles- [ on. He finds no objection to retain- I , ng some of the ships in commission at 1 Port Royal until the Charleston station s far enough advanced to do some of he work, and he also approves of itilizing two buildings at Port Royal or the receipt of recruits until the Charleston naval station is ready to lo so. i been In Washington for some time opposing the appointments made through Senator McLaurin's recommendation. Port Royal Naval Station Values. A Washington dispatch says: The navy department places the total value of the buildings at the naval establishment aX Port Royal, S. C., at $949,000, of which a little more-"than half is the appraised value ^f the dock. It was contemplated to use the buildings which would be vacated by the transfer of the naval property to the new naval station at Charleston, S. C., for training purposes. Objections were raised to this by some of the bureau At the board on torpedo boat bases has recommended the establishment of a base at Port Royal and the bureau of equipment has a coaling station there, the navy department does not deem it well to sell its property there. PRIESTS TREATED AS HOSTILES. Secretary Root Furnishes More Light on Philippine Affairs to Senate Committee. The secretary of war has placed In the hands of the senate committee on the Philippines a large number of orders, circulars and reports bearing upon the conduct of military affairs in the unpacified provinces of the Philippines. On December 12 last Captain W. E. Ayer, adjutant general of the Sixth brigade, issued a circular to the station commanders in Samar, in which the conviction was expressed that the wealthy classes or "pudientes" among the natives were, while professing friendship toward the Americans, more responsible than any others for the continuance of hostilities. Under such conditions, he | said, the only course to pursue would be one that "would create in the minds of all a burning desire for peace?a desire or longing so intense, so personal, so real, that it will impel them to join hands with the Americans in the accomplishment of that end." Announcing the policy of the brigade he said it would be "from this time on to wage war in the sharpest and most decisive manner possible." Giving instructions for the carrying out of this order he said that poung officers were to be given great latitude for this conduct in harassing the enemy, and that natives, and especially those of wealth and influence, tvere to be regarded with suspicion, idding: "Every native, whether in arms or living in the pueblos or barrios, will 3e regarded and treated as an enemy mtil he has conclusively shown that le is a friend." Suspected persons should be apprelended, and if there was lot sufficient evidence to convict they should be leld as military necessity. This direction was made especially applicable o priests, of w^om Captain Ayer said hat their profession would "not be iufficient to protect them." In February, 1902, General Smith, he brigade commander in Samar, anicunced that he was convinced oppo;ition had crumbled away and counelled a softening of the rigors of war, laying: "Watchfulness and kindliiess henceforth must go hand in land." In December, 1901, General J. F. Jell issued a circular saying: "Whereas prisoners or unarmed or lefenseless Americans or natives riendly to the United States govern aeni are rnurut^tu ui assa&aiuai^u or political reasons, and this fact can i? established, it is his purpose to excute a prisoner of war under the auhority contained in sections 59 and 48. This prisoner of war will be sescted by lot from among the officers r prominent citizens held as prisonrs of war, and will be chosen when racticable from those who belong to he town where the murder or assasination occurred.'JSeveral orders were issued by Genral Boll against permitting any monooly o! food products and extortion in rices. Instructions were given to make cxeptions to all persons who had delonstrated loyalty. "Their lives, amilies and property will not only be iven protection, so far as practicable, gainst insurgents, but will be careully respected by our troops." Especial warning is given against looting. THREE TO BE ELECTROCUTED. oung Men Receive Death Sentence For Murder of Their Uncle. 1 At Hudson, N. Y., Friday the jury i the case of Burton, Willis and Fredrick Van Wormer, charged with the lurder of their uncle, Peter A. Hal- : jnbeck, returned a verdict of murder 1 th^ first degree against all three of ae accused. : The death sentence was pronounced ! few minutes after the jury brought 3 1 its verdict. ; The crime was committed last hristmas eve, when the young men ailed at the old man's home, in the uise of masqueraders, and shot him own without provocation. NEW COLLEGE PRESIDENT. ] < rofessor Butler Installed as Head of j Columbia University. , Saturday at New York Professor < SEVENTY LOSE LIFE In a Frightful Fire Horror on River Near Cairo, Illinois. STEAMER TOTALLY DESTROYED lll-Fa$ed Vessel Was the City of Pitts* burg?Heart-rending Scenes Enacted While Angry Flames Roared. A special from Cairo, 111., says: One of the worst disasters in the history cf river navigation occurred shortly after 4 o'clock Sunday morning near Ogdens landing. While almost all aboard were asleep the steamer Cit? of Pittsburg was discovered on fire, and in a few minutes was burned to tbe water. The latest estimates are that there were 150 persons aboard, and that not more than half of them were saved, many of the latter being burned or injured. As the register of the steamer was burned, no list could be given at the time, either of the victims or of the survivors. Captain Phillips admits that the death list may reach sixty. At Caledonia, three miles below the scene of the disaster, the flames could be plainly seen and the shouts of the passengers were heard, and the people put out in skiffs to the wreck. They assisted in saving some of the passengers. Many passengers clung by finger tips to the burning boat, with bodies submerged, until, overcome by fire or water, they sank to death. Most of the passengers were still in bed when Second Clerk Oliver Phillips gave the alarm. The engineers at once started all the pumping engines, while the crew brought all the hose into play. Amid the streams of water on all side's, the flames from the lower deck and clouds of smoke, the passengers rushed from their state rooms and a frightful panic ensued. The appeals Of the officer* and crew could not appease the terror-stricken crowds that interfered with those throwing water on the flames, as well as those working with the lifeboats. Few could adjust life preservers or do anything else for themselves. Children Beg to Be Saved. The smoke was stifling. Great clouds floated through the blazing steamer, choking the passengers ana aaaing 10 their terror. Children cried pitifully, begging that they be saved. They knew, as well as their elders, that death confronted them and" clung to i their mothers as though they alone could save them. Lifeboats were manned and every effort was made to save the passengers from the furnace of flames. Sturdy boatmen rowed desperately in their heroic work of rescue. Boats were sent from the shore to do all they could jtiLd&e work of rescue. Laden to their limit with passengers, in the scant attire they "vtece able to gather, boats were landed at tire- river , banks. As fast as one boat coulch-feq.? < emptied it returned to the ill-fated , steamer, the rescuers not waiting to ; catch a breath of rest. The burning steamer was quickly , headed to the bank, but passengers , had to jump off the stern and trying to swim ashore through the swift current many were drowned. Many also perished in the flames. Only one yawl was , saved without oars and the women were taken off. About twenty or thirty ( were taken off the yawl, the rest being picked up out of the water. Help ex- | cept from people, living near by, did not arrive until 2:30 Sunday afternoon, i and passengers, with only their night ciothes and without food, suffered terribly. - i The fire started in the forward hatch 1 larboard and burned fiercely, when ] the steamer was run ashore and es- < capes were made over the cabin rail- ] ing. Very few passengers or the crew i were aware of fire until it was too late. ; Up to midnight Sunday night, the | known death list was forty-nine, with | only three bodies recovered. i The loss is over $80,000 on the i steamer and does not include the car^ ] go, both being a total loss. I COLOMBIA ASKS SEVEN MILLION. Ticholas Murray Butler was msiaiiea s president of Columbia university ( 'ith imposing ceremony. These cerelonies were attended by the president f the United States and the heads of le principal institutions of learning ( i the country. j WHISKEY 41 9S PKK 1,1,0V. a m * m w ? " . - _ _ Mention this paper and send for private price ii^r. WRITE: < WINSTON DIS. CO., Winston, N.C. ] liO WEST PRICE!) WHISKEY HOUSE ' ) Canal Protocol is For Second Time \ Before the State Department. The Colombia canal protocol, which was delivered at the state department t on April 1 and afterward recalled by 1 Minister Conchs. for modifications, 1 was again presented to Secretary Hay I Friday. The proposal as to price is t set out .as follows: t One year after the exchange of rati-- i fications of a treaty the United States c shall pay Colombia the lump sum of j $7,000,000. This figure will represent t fourteen years rental at $500,000 a 1 ^ear. c SWIFT STAR ROUTE. To Be Established in ?/estern Georgia as an Experiment. * On the request of Representative Adamson, the postoffice authorities have decided to make an interesting r experiment in western Georgia. What J is known as a fast star route is to be s established from Waco south, by way i: 3f Bowden to Newell, Ala. The dis- b tance is 32 miles, and the territory is v 3ne thickly populated. t Governor Odell at Charleston. Governor Odell, of New York, has ordered the members of his staff to f meet him at Charlestn on April 23, to participate in the exercises on New Fork state day at the Charleston expo- C sition. t d Army Officers are Advanced. h The President Thursday nominated p Hoi. Charles Bird, Simon Snyder and n iVilliam Auman to be bridadier general ii n the regular army to fi.T existing vacancies. , i< A 616 RAILROAD SENSATION. ?. The Common People Are Guessing as r to Who Now Owns the Louisville and Nashville. A New York special says: One of the biggest railroad deals affecting the south, and one which has had the most M sensational and mysterious inception, is believed in the most conservative banking circles here to be on the eve of completion. The absorption of the Louisville and -J Nashville railway,which in the stock manipulations of the past few dayg has passed from the control of the Bet . mont interests to either the Southern railwav nr thf Rnrk Island rnnd anil -a* then a vast "community of interests" is the outlook. It was an acknowledged fact at lit* - ^ close of business in Wall street Satur- | day that the control of the Louisville * and Nashville had already passed, or is in process of passing, to some other . large railway system or group of bank-, ers. The most solid indications are that either the Southern railway or ^ Rock Island will ultimately prove,to be the power in control. In either event, :,:M it is as firmly understood that all of these roads will be finally operated ' for mutual benefit Another disoatch saye: Despite do- "WM nials from J. P. Morgan & CoM the financial agents, and Samuel Spencer, the president, of the Southern r&iiirajr, . .. and from August Belmont the chair- ^ man of the board of directors of the Louisville and Nashville railroad, In- ; siders realize that the flurry in L. and N. stock is due to no skillful "corner" , engineered by John W. Gates and hit western boomers. It simply means that the Southern raiiway, or to speak more definitely^r?|j that the J. Pierpont Morgan group of . capitalists has acquired control of the Louisville and Nashville railway. . ^ BRITISH HOPE FOR PEACE. Cessation of Hostilities Depend on Klerksdorp Negotiations.^ A London special says: "Peace la within measurable distance." That wM probably sums up the present crop of rumors, conjectures and deductiona which has Great Britain by the ears. "Is it peace?" meets the eye In flay ,ng posters of afternoon newspapers, - ^ and the question Is echoed throughout the United Kingdom. The Associated Press has good rea? sons to believe that the sudden sum- ' moning of the cabinet members Satuy day was due to a desire to decido :||| whether the presenting of the budget could be postponed until the Klerksdorp negotiations are settled, one way or the other. INADEQUATE TO BRUTAL CRIM ** ; Murderer of Mies Jennett Get? Off With Only a Life SentenceAt midnight Saturday night, seveii- 'Jgsl ty-two hours after Professor Joseph. ; M. Miller murdered Miss Carrie M. ;-J Jennett with a hatchet at Detroit, he j|| was in Jackson prison, sentenced to spend -the rest of his life ihere-at-hSrS ^ l&bor. .. v. He was arraigned in the recorder*#^ court Saturday morning on the charge of murder, and the trial was quicklj: In sentencing Miner "judge Murphy jailed him a demon, and said he con- ^ sidered that the sentence he wa* 7 about to impose on him was inadequate to his horrible crime. v MISS DAVIS SPONSOR IN CHIEF. J? General Gordon Names Grandnleeo of Jefferson Davis For Highest Honor. General John B. Gordon, command-* ?r in chief of the United Confederate i/otoranc has. Annotated Miss Varina ..% Davis, of New Orleans, sponsor in /vp :hief for the forthcoming reunion at ^ Dallas, Texas. The appointment is one that will prove, popular with the veter- 'jk ans of the south, for she is one of the ' few remaining representatives of the :3il family of the confederacy's dead presl- *sjj dent. Miss Varina Davis is the daughfer of Mr. Joseph Davis, of New Ofleans, and a grandniece of Jefferson - g| HEROIC SCRUB WOMEN. Mth Brooms and Scouring Mops They, *??? Prevent Big Jail Delivery. A wholesale jail delivery was frus;rated by scrub women at Kokomo, Ind., Wednesday. In the absence of V j? ;he sheriff the prisoners sawed the ; )ars and escaped through them. When ^ he women opened the door to scrub he floors of the corridor, the prisoner? . ,fi nade a dash for liberty', but were dubbed back by the women, who did ^ jood work with brooms and mops. Af- > er the prisoners were repulsed, Turnjey Applegate came to the assistance thfi women. EAGLE'S FEATHERS PLUCKED. ^ Sovernor Davis Finally Bounces OffU * cial He Heartily Dislikes. Governor Davis, of Arkansas, an- "ij lounees the removal of ex-Governor ^ ames P. Eagle as a member of the . tate capitol commission because of aharmonious action. It will be rememered that ex-Governor Eagle a few reeks ago declined to comply with. ' ^ he governor's request to resign. GEORGIA DRUMMERS MEET. Members of T. P. A. Hold Annual Coit? . vention in Atlanta. The eighth annual convention of the leorgia branch of the Travelers' Pro- ?%ji ective association wa? called to or- . er Thursday afternoon at the Kimball ouse in Atlanta, by Edward O. Miles, resident of Post B, whose guests the v*||ot aembers of the convention are while - g| All seven posts of the Georgia diviian had their full delegations present.