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CAUCAS Vol. XIX. RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA. MAY 9. 1901. So. 21 THE l i i I V ? .f 1 I t i I . 1 t- ...f " j 1 I i LETTERS OF THE PEOPLE. SOME roMTICS AND POLIT ICAL TRICK Kit Y UNDER DISCUSSION THIS WEEK. TROUBLE ALONC THE OLD CAPE FEAR. Mnor tba Wars That Are Iterk And Trick. That An Vala-llow Thlogs Arm lKn Aad Who lta Ua. TIIR PKVII. UXtSF, IN THK Kf.KifriON. AUOl'HT Gi:m Branch, N.C., May 1, 1901. I send you Home names as 1 want the good riew scattered "all over the world." If there ever was a time when needed it I now. It i time that all good ? people were up aud doing, for they have lieen crush ed, and may tbe . good jieople gain the victory, and I know that God 1m not going to let the devil rule al ways. If the devil waH ever loose he was loose In the August election. May it uever he so again. John T. Hakhku. VANI I.OVK ANI .IITSTK'K To Itt.lU.V. Mkkry Him,, N. C, April 29, 1901. Enclosed lined money order for my Hubscribtion. I am old and not able to work, but can't do without Thk Caivahian if I can possibly help it, for it gives me the truth about what the lawless redshirtsaro doing Ac. I love truth and justice, aud hope the lime will come when they will control North Carolina, whether I live to see it or not. G. V. Coub, Sr. ST I Kit I NO TIM KM IN KAYKTTKVIIXK. Faykttkvii.i.k, April 29, IDOL "When thieves fall out" honest men not only get their dues" but find out the tricks and meanness of the' thieves. The mayoralty contest here Is at a white heat.' The "regular" Dem ocrats here nominated W. S. Cook and the 'Irregular" Democrats have nominated J. 1). McNeill, and the "regular" and "irregular" llepubll cans have nominated John Under wood. . Mayor Cook has made a very ef ficient officer. He is not one of these low, dirty politicians. The morning of the August elec tion, when the news reached Fay etteviUe that the registration book was stolen at Cedar Creek, some of the Infamous ballot box thieves were going to fire off a cannon to celebrate the theft, and Mayor Cook ' issued an order saying ' the man or men who fired off the cannon in Fayetteville to celebrate such an in famous crime would be sent to jail. Cook is being supported by the dispensary element, and McNeill by the whisky element. McNeill is playing his last on the political stage. He has been charged with more political rascality than any other man in the county, and" as much as any man In the Th rd Congressional .District, and doubtless he is guilty; he has never denied much of It, if any. He is a member of the State Flee -tson Board, and had all the eternal fitness and a life-long experience. He said during the August cam paign that he had resigned, but it proved to be a fake. The anti-McNeill and Hale peo ple have started a newspaper in op position' to the Fayetteville Observ er, which is edited by II. I. McDuf tle. McNeill has . registered every ev ery negro in Fayetteville, and is usinsr a one-leirsred school teacher as his right-bower. It is well remembered that Jim McNeill and G. A. Burns were du ring Ahe August campaign the whit est of the white supremacy gang, but every negro school teacher Is now being button-holed and patted on" the .shoulder;.' bul "blessed are they who expect but little, for they shall not be deceived." The taking of the testimony by Mr. Thomas in the,. Fowler-Thomas contested election is about comple ted. The contestee, Mr. Thomas, baa utterlly failed to contradict the testimony taken by Mr. Fowler. The registration and poll books in precincts Nos. 1 and 4. in Cross Creek townships con not be found. llev. D. N. McLean was registrar t in precinct No. 4, and said while on the stand that he did not remember what he did with the - registration and poll books. T T Aan a 1 nrra xra Intioct rKn mmia a ..rvrr": r.uZr, r: I.H hi i m ts m u iiv-iin a. a .i 1 1 1 vr n alonsl onnioat Ma nat(9 t ho, ht . in tha.TKr.TnTMrn-haw enntMt. Lean was seen in the Registrar of Deed's office during the taking A. if ... wmimony by Mr. Fpwler with a oookllke the reointratlon book: there were some parties in the office and he left the office with tfie regb tratlon book in an old tax-book. He had learned that there was a search a a . oeing maae, ana he was trying to return , the book and was about to be caught, and "made his escape" above described The farmers are much discouraged Dy the late spring.! The peach crop u not yet killed. C. GOVERNMENT CCIITIOL Of WIRES. twiWMwi Dick rror Kndical it. forma in rostal HjHtm. Tn an address before the Presi dential Postmasters' Association of Ohio to day. Congressman Charles F.Dick, chalrmao of the Republi can State committee, declared him- M-lf In favor of government control of telephone and telegraph lines. Dlscusslng the lud bill, Mr. Dick said he believed it would be enacted into a law by the next Conzmw. Hut this was not tbe greatest reform needea in the postal system. - All means of communication, he dflared, should be under govern- mental supervision telegraphic and telephonic, as well as the mall hvm- tein. This is certain to come. The United States finds that the surplus of Its products must be disposed of In the markets of the world. It must not only protect but aid Its commercial - interests,- and in com merce it Is an advantage that com munication be not only nwift, but I nex tensive. If a telegraphic communication can lie sent by the government for " cents, then a private corporation must not be iermitted to charge and collect" 25 cents for that service. The means of communication ought to 1 the government's monopoly and not that of a private corpora tion. Gen. Dick said that universal 71 UI"i r" w . "l within a very short time aud de- MkA VllMil I . I A. - . I a . 'A9 4 clared himself emphatically in favor of a postal savings system. Seven aud Forty. From the New York Press. Seven is a holy number. Forty, like 13 is a superstitious one. Did you ever try to enumerate Its vir tues? Moses was 40 days on the Mount; Flljah was 40 days fed by ravens; the rain of the flood fell 40 1 days; another 40 days expired be- fore Noah opened the window of the ark; 40 days was the period of embalming; Nineveh had 40 days to repent; our Lord fasted 40 days; He was seen 40 days after His res- urrection: St. Swithln betokens 40 days of rain or dry weather; a quar antine extends to 40 days; the privi lege of sanctuary was for 40 days; 40 days was the limit for the pay ment of a fine for manslaughter; the widow was allowed to remain In her husband's -house for 40 days after his death, &c. ll am let loved Ophelia harder than 40,000 brothers. The best tale of the "Arabian Nights" is about All Baba and the Forty Thieves. We all take 40 winks for a short nap. The 89 ar ticles of the Anglican Church are were forbidden hv ttm Mnmito law to inflict more than 40 stripes on an offender, and for fpr nf tmyiklinr the law they stopped short of the number. And so forth and so on. Judge Bennett Cited Monroe Enquirer. Dr. George Ilainsford, of New York, used some very strong lan guage when the charge was made that missionaries In China are re sponsible for the conditions exist ing in that country. Dr. Bainsford said that the charge of missionaries looting is 'damned rot." When the doctor was questioned about his warm language he said that he did not advocate the use of such lan guage, but there were times when such ' language was justifiable and that to say its use is never justifi able is absurd. Dr. Ilainsford can appreciate the remark of Judge Ben nett when the Bank of New Han over "went bust." "Oh, for some form of sound words the clergy might use under stress of great pro vocation." I'ekln A rain Unsafe for Foreigners London, May 1. Dr. Morrison wiring to the Times from Pekiu April 29th, protests that Count von Waldersee's policy of punitive ex peditions has "thrown the greater part of the province of Chi I J into anarchy and disorder." "This is so complete," he says, "that the neighborhood of Pekin is now more unsafe for foreigners than at any previous time since the oc cupation began. The trade with the interior is crippled. The only arm ed Chinese are robbers and 'Boxers.' ltestitution to the Chinese territor ial jurisdiction has become a para mount need." Th rfrrTrmilAnt. mpntlnno inc.! - dentally that neither the British lotrotlnn nn- ttanoral ftaooloA WA notified of the expedition into Shan Si. - Grandmother of Her Own Children. New Y'ork World. Dayton, Ohio, May 2. A mar- riage was solemnized today, which makes a queer tangle in relation ships. The contracting parties are John Karen, aged 59, and Mrs. Susie Karch. aired22. The bride is the v . v I VOrCC divorced- wife of the son of the I I bridegroom The divorced husband is now of Uvlr Iraaaimitas. f8 ried her father-in-law the grand- Jf-H -H becomes their step-father, Likewise Mrs. Karch will be the grand-mother by mar riage of her own children. His Devotions. 48 1 Chicago Tribune. Fanny You bad boy! I don't believe you ever pray, r T'rvTY-i m xt Voa T Art I thank the Lord every night and morning that T a!n a Hri. AVEIt FLOtf CO., TO JQI3 TKE TK3T8 It Is MU4 Thmr Mala BIwm 1 5 20 ar Cnt of tfc Mows im tmm Vmilmd IxmU ville, Ky, May 1. Tbe atock holders of the 4 Avery Plow Comjny, which In mid to have the oldest plow factory la the United State, it having started operations m 1825, today authorized the dlrec- tore to sell out to the new plow combination being engineered by Chicago capitalists, if they can get their price, which la. between $1,- 500,000 and $000,000. Tlx Avery company lu ald to make between 1 r tu 20 Pr 08111 of tn plows md I'1 the United States. It is id In Louisville that the new com- Mnatlon is to include eight factories in Indiana and lllinoi-i and the Avery plant at Louisville, and that It will, If formed according to this plan, control 90 per cent of the total plow States. output of the United! Procantions Against Spread of Typhus From Mexico. Washington, May 2. Extra pre cautions are being taken to prevent the spread of typhus sever fiom Mexico into this countrv. according to a statement made to-day by Sur- geon Wyman, of the Marine Hospi tal Service. llatiArst Wvinmi ubl Hmt mcwliral Inspectors, stationed at the three IkPir.r.-i (.nw:n(M l... v.l;. a-rjaa vivnmuiga wTTu Lud the Uuited State." have hee regularly inspecting every train crossing the frontier, New Manager of Seaboard. Norfolk, Va., May 2. The man agement of the Seaboard Air Line Railway Company's system was to day assumed by Mr. James M. Barr. His title is first vice-president and general manager. He comes from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, of which he was formerly third vice president. Mr. John Skeltou Wil- liams, president of the Seaboard,' cameJicrefj:oxn...New Yprk -With Mr. Barr and installed him. These two officials ' will shortly make a tour of the entire Seaboard system. Funstoii. The Man From Kansas William Allen White will con tribute to an early number of Th Saturday Evening P.et, of Ph Ha delphia' a 8trlkin n-cdotal article on FlghtIng Fred" Funston, the man who captured Aguinaldo. This is the second of a series of remark able character studies by this bril liant journalist now appearing in The Saturday Evening Postr Mr. White will also contribute to rly numbers of the magazine an unusually interesting short serial ry ueaimK wiui ivansas me. a. .i i ; : a. i ir i r Why Should She ? Leslie's Weekly. are possessed of all of. the injelli Mr. Bleebumper My dear, you Kenoe theres nothing to ba parti have an irritating habit of asking cularly proud of in the fact that our "Why?" after every statement I people were ever frightered by the make. Now, won't you try to cry f domination;" theeo break vrnlf of .thAJUhlt pie of Georgia, where race cdhdi- Mrs. Rloftburanfir-Whv. rfciin- ly, my dove. I'm sure I .didn't know I .did. I'll certainly try to break myself of the habit, as you suggest.. But why? - Russia to Borrow $ 100,000,000. Berlin, May 2. The Vossische Zeitung prints a special dispatch from St. Petersburg, announcing that Russia has virtually arranged with France for loans amounting to 500,000,000 francs, and that another Russian loan . is being . negotiated with English and American bankers in Loudon. Tho dispatch - further says tha the Czar is planning for a trip abroad during next August, and that "he will visit " Copenhagen, Darmstadt, and Vienna. Not Successful. Philadelphia Press. "Willie," said mamma, didn't I tell you to wash your face?" "Yes, ma'am," Willie replied, "and I did wash it." "I don't believe you. It's just as dirty as ever." ."Mamma," piped little Elsie, who had just been vaccinated, "mivhA he did do it, but it didn't take' the first time." College "Yells. I From the New York Weekly. I Rnmaaafii1 Varmop f whiNO arm i been to college) What was all that Ihmulln) vnn nroa Hnin In th rrnva9 Cultured Son I was merely show- intrMiw Rrirhti-ve what a collet vfili isiltB- - VarmerWall. T swan! Colle i snmfltrr-vi after all. T'm coin' tntn tnwn tr, nmft trk to- morrow. Von kin o-o alone an do th'callin'. North Carolina Synod of Lutheran Carolina Synod . Church. Greensboro, N. C, May 2. North Carolina Synod of the Evan gelical Lutheran Church convened in annual - session today at Gibson ville, near this city. Among the most important questions to come up during the session will Be the Umoval oi North Carolina College, the svnodical male educational in- - stltution, located at Mount Pleasant. Forgotten, Atlanta Constitution. -The greatest grief on this, bright worl4 below Hymned : of . the blest -gods above, Is not forgetftilness of eartJi to know, tender leavef. hopefor national I But only the loreetiuinees oi iove AWAKENING SOME 0PINI0NSS To THk DEAD WEIGHT AND DE CADENT DEMO CRACY. PC0PU SPEAKING OUT PLAINLY. DeSaaoa of tmm Red Satrt Aaarehy-aad 8om Predictions m to ths Fatnra Ad rlem to "Christian Peopla-and Othsr There is no doubt that some of the most effective influences in the Southern country are actively at work with a view to forming a new era of thought in the South, and that the main hope is to dislodge from coun cils and power that class of men who hold ballot-box stuffing and fraud and red shirtlsm as the highest Principles in politics It is a fact that for some years past such a purpose has been openly declared by a number of the - most able and honest men In the South, and while they hav e adhered to that purpose, they have been given such a baptism of political tire as the old, inoss-back regime supporters could administer. But these pioneers never wavered, aud now some of their most fero cious opponents of past years are falling into line. Even Mr. W. J. Bryan sees the signs of the times and utters a warning to the "Demo cracy" that Democracy which bases all existence it can claim on a plat- form stolen from . the People's Party, and which depends for its succe-s solely on fraud, ballot-box stuffing and red shirt force. A few comments here appended some of which may have been pub lished before, will offfir some sug gestion as to the efforts being made, and which it may well be hqxl will prove successful; Notblnr to be Proud of. Charlotte. Observer. .. , Two phrases have been dinned' in to their ears until they are sick" at the stomach "white supremacy" and "negro domination." These will neither persuade nor scare the people of North Carolina hereafter. An attempt was made, after4 the August election last year, to warm them over and work them for No vember, but it failed signally and had to be abandoned. In truth, considering that there are three white men' in North Carolina to' one negro and that the " whites own practically all of the property , and lins are much the me 88 tfaey are here, could never be so frightered and hence have -declined to take even the first step toward the adop tion of a constitutional amendment to disfranchise the minority and'.in ferior race.' But that is nei$ier here nor there we have our amend ment and the white folks propose to have the freedom which they where promised should go along with it; indeed, they have already begun to enjoy it." - Adrlce to "Christian People." 4 Biblical Recorder. "We have at last come to the end of the political war. Now may the people and the churches have rest; and -may all Christian poeple give no countenance to those 'leaders' who may seek again tomake fellow citizens hate one another. Now ft the time for us to establish anew political . basis in North Carolina, recognizing the right of any man to vote as he pleases and demanding that politicians shall .wage their campaigns on principles instead of passion. It is with the people." Waiting for a "New Party." Our Home. We remenxber'very well how the editor of the Wadesboro M. & I. and his kind, had bad spells when fusionists filled a few places with the same men who created- the of fices. If it becomes generally known that the Democrats are doing even worae aiouS tuia uue uu lu IUSIOUISIS U4U, . WB are 1IIU VUI ftiend -Boylln will wash his hands of the . whole - business and form a new party, we are waiting lor a new party ourself a party that is not wmpletely dominated , by self- seeking machine demagogues ; but we would rather join one that has a goousin I HeLMria Endorsed Cor. Charlotte Observer. tor McLaurin has many ; warm sup porters here, in Senator Tillman's own county. They feel ; that the South has been practically dead for many years, and the national Demo cratic party is a set ofs dry bones like . an ' Egyptian mummy. It is asserted that while God has given man , free, agency, the . South for many years 1 has had no more free agency is to national politics than a railroad engine, but she is - now the abject slave of antiquated issues and a tew fat office, holders. There is a resurrection ' of new life in -Mo- of Laurin's speech at Charlotte that like the spring trees, putting on the w " Tk Bter It Will b For Ik Commlrr. Western Carolina New-. If the tone of tbe pm rvpnwnts public sentiment, aud it usually does, the second administration of President McKinW will be known In history as our iuot marked era of political good feeling. Kven the rankest partisan editors are ex prov ing wishes that the President's trip to the Pacific Coat w ill be enjoy able to him, and the preparations for his reception all along the route are being partlcited in by men of all political parties. This is as it should be, and the longer it con tinues the better it will be for the country. tfecttoMl rrcjwiks Wak'inx- Kansas City Journal. President McKInley's efforts to re establish fraternal relations between the North and the South are not without results. There are many gratifying evidences that the sec tional prejudice which has held on so tenaciously among the Southern people has greatly weakened within the last few years. It is true that the war with Spain was largely re- sponslble for this but It was mainly tne resident's treatment ot theiono.ooo to l..o0o.oo was enwt.,1 South in the that did the ment of Gen. Wheeler and conauci ot mat war work. The appoint Fitzhugh Lee, Gen. other prominent ex- I onfoderates to Important positions in the military service accomplished I more in the direction of reuniting I the two sections than anything else ever attempted. . - Kryan on the "New Movement." Lincoln, Neb., May 2. In a state ment made to-day, William J. Bryan takes Senator McLaurin, of South Carolina, to task, for what he de clares is his political flop. At the same time, Mr. Bryan admits that Senator Mcl-aurin's action marks the beginning of a movement in the South, which will have an Influence upon the politics of the nation. He says: "It is not likely that Mr. Mcljaur in will be the leader of the move ment, because he is handicapped by the fact that he is using his official position to misrepresent the views and interests of his constituents, but some leader will arise to give direc tion and force to the aristocratic and plutocratic element for which Mr. McLaurin speaks. There is such an element in every community, and now that the race question no longer unifies the white people of the Southern States, it will doubtless manifest itself. "Senator Tillman- has already taken up the gauge of battle thrown down by Senator McLaurin, and will doubtless be able to marshal a considerable majority in that state, but the same influences are at work in other states, where there is great er danger of their success. Once a "Fire Xater." Haywood Journal. Ex-Senator M. C. Butler, of South Carolina puts the seal of his ap proval upon the course of Senator McLaurin of that state in support ing the administration's foreign policy. He also approves the course of President McKinley toward our new possessions. In his opinion it would be healthy for South Carolina to have an active opposition to the machine that occupies the saddle in that State. Ex-Senator Butler as our readers will remember was once the bitterest fire eater in the whole South, and such a modification of views is a significant sign of the times'. A TOWN MADE MOTHERLESS. A. Terrible Disaster on the Hirer Dnieper London, May 3. A special dis - patch from Odessa, dated April 26th, purports to give an eye-witness story of the recent ferryboat disaster on the River Dnieper near Katch- karovka, when almost a hundred mothers, with their babies, return- ing from the evening milking were drowned. A sudden storm sprang up, there was a panic, the pontoons swamped and only a few of those on the ferry were saved by a boat. Three persons clung to a horse which sjwam - ashore. Practically every feniily in the village was rendered fcotherless by the disaster. llisslssippi Cotton Growers la a Dilema. Jackson, Miss., My 1. Farmers f this section have just discovered fhat their cotton seed planted prior to the cold - wave has not and ap parently cannot thrive. Because ofhigh prices paid by the oil mills bst winter the farmers sold all they oould spare from their seed piles, reserving only one planting. -.Interior merchants are holding what little seed they have at $35 per ton but ahe oil mills here pro pose to sell all they have at cost $18 per ton. Hidden Treasure Found. - Akron. O.. Mav l Jnsenh Mev ers. employed on the old Osborne farm, has due: up a pot containing $3,600 in eold. It was found ' near the barn. This is the second dis- covery of gold made on. the place, the total being more than "$5,000.1 1 felt a body float against my legs Osborne's relatives have always con tended that there was $20,000 hid den in various places. Bobbers Plead Guilty.' Macon,' Ga., May I. O.M. Chest- nofc of Jacksonville and Cliff Jordan of Macon, charged with robbing Southern exnress car. on the Central is of Georgia railroadplead guilty fore the police recorder this morn-1 a. sail boat was cornered in ing and were bound over to grand jury in the sum of $1,000. 7 ANOTHER CALAMITY. THE SOUTHERN CITY OF (JACKSONVILLE RAVAG ED BY A FEARKULCON F LAO RATION. CREAT 10SS-TN0USANOS NOSELESS. Owe Om llandrd Forty Rlocka Uo U la Hmk-Hotel. TkMtm. Ckarrk ad KtrerrtkU Wlpad Oat - lHMM.r Aa To Uw Of Ufc-Aa AimI for libit. Jacksonville, Florida, May 4. The mot disastrous tin- in the his tory of this city began vesterdav shortly after noon in a small factory, from a defective wire, according to the bt belief and burned for uear- ly ten hours. In that tim a prop- erty damage estimated from fli,- According to the city map one hundred 'and forty blorks were burned, many of them in the heart of the business and residence section. The estimate of house to the block is ten, hence l,3oo of them went up in smoke. Manvofthe tintwt nub lie and private, buildings were de stroyed, including hotels, theatre, churches and reidences. The casualties cannot be accurate ly estimated tonight. That there were several seems to be well authen ticated. Among them was that to the Fire Chief, who sustained a bad fall. The Mayor ordered all of the saloons closed, and has iinpresed Ieople help to clear the wreckage. The Mayor at a late hour, Hated that he estimated the Iocs at $ 1 5t OOO.Ooo, and that lo.ooo to 1 5,000 people were homeless. The situation is one approaching desolation in a large section of the city. The burned district reaches from Burbridge street on the north, to the St. John's River on the South, a distance of not quite two miles. The width of the desolated area Is thirteen blocks. Within this space practically everything is blackened ruins. On Bay street, the principal mart of trade, the Western Union Telegraph Company's building is the first going west. Everything east of I .aura on Bay is gone. At 10:15 o'clock the fire was un der control, having practically burn ed itself out. The suburban settle ments, with the exception of Lt Viiia, are intact. La Villa was badly hurt. The extent of the dam age cannot le told until to-morrow. Thousands of persons are on the streets tomgnt Homeless, with prac tically all their worldly possessions upon their backs. The depots of the railroads, situated in the south western section, have been turned into temperaay lodging houses and nospitais. i-.uck.iiy tne weather is fine, so that there will be no suffer ing on that score. The city is under martial law and all of the available State militia is on duty in the streets. Some order is being brought out of the con fusion. Jacksonville is meeting the emergency calmly and has organ ized tor relief work. Ten thousand people are homeless, and many of them left on afternoon and night trains for St. Augustine and other coast cities and near-by towns, while numerous river craft took many to little places on the St. John's river. Supply stations have been establish I ed in various Darts of the citv and lall day they have been thronged by the hungry. One story, which is persistently reiterated, is to the ef- feet that a party of men and women driven to the docks by tbe fire were compelled to jump in the water and that several of them were drowned A sail boat that was at the boat yard was made u-e of by Alfred Ball, a member of tbe Jacksonville Rifles, who lives in Springfield su- burb. at Third and Main streets, Mr. Ball says: "There certainly I were many lives lost at that point. I The shrieks and cries for help that came to my ears during the first moments 01 me iour nours uiai 1 x a a V I w 1U lu ww iierirreuiuK anaawiui. x was uxieny neipiess to am. 1 am posiive inai ai ieai five persoos were drowned at that . sn . ' a a a a a. piace. 1 got in a sail noai ai uaru- ner's yaru, ai u oxiock. mere were about 15 persons aboard, two ne groes among. tbe number. When we got into the boat every avenue of escape was cut off. We got a line to the steamer Edith, and she polled us rum the dock. A mo ment later the line parted. Two boats drifted alongside and eight I persons -tried " to eet Into them. Both boats capsized. I saw several eo down ana arown. several 01 those who eot out of tbe sail boat - 1 were swent under the wharf at the foot of Market street, .and I think I all. must have pensbed. I got I the wharf and for four -hours held to tbe pilings - When I was rescured 1 1 was badly burned 'about the head. and tried' to lift It to the surface, but failed. . Undoubtedly there were many lives lost at the foot Market fctreet." Savs Arthur Cummer.. of the Cummer Lumber Company: "We heard the shieks and calls for' help as we steamed from the wharf a I the last minute. ; We heard , num I hen nf nri-ann vm In nertl on the be - wharf and made for tie pier again. the I docks. Young. Coxsetter, - of Augustine, swam to the steamer cents a hundred pounds to-day. Kdith, and gm hinj a Hoe. Tbe liae cither parted ur vaatam rl. In the ne lnUut U4h tmer and boat ere earlid In denmoke. We fvt a g!iniM t.f the mil hmt driftl In rr and then dlr! Id the tUotea. As the Kdllh tautrd toward tuld channel to e-ape, we ht-ard afuolB I tig crle fbr hrlp. There I no doubt but that all In Um Ut alb-red a frbrhtfui fate." The officers and crew of the lll!h reirt that tley saved Co -ims who Itad jutupud into the rlxer t rapv flatum. I'uslssastse Iiss Aptwals for llls Washington, May 4. The follow. Ing teh-grani officially reporting 1Im Jacksonville fin and apllug for help wa rweived to-day at the Pi t office lvpartment; "JarkMinvllle, Fla., May 4. PoMuiaxter-General, Washington. It. C. "Three-fourth of the residence and huMiutMS ortlou of the rlty was destroyed by tbe great fire here yesterday. The port office n in much danger at one time, hut was uninjured. Great suffering will en sue aud aUiaiKV thould he went I be city, as thousand are homeless aul without imaiiH of oupport. (BignM) "Dk.iiso Kwn, PoKtmasti-r." CIVIL IULE FOB MANILA Tb Trial of l.isatoaaat Koyrr has osBpletsd-Xo Verdict. Manila, May3. The civil govern ment in Manila wai etahli.-ned t day as a preliminary to the Inautru ration of a general civil government. Judge Taft says a munk'il govern ment lor Manila will shortly to- created. The Hoard of Health has com pleted the census of Manila. The lobulation numbers -21,73:!. The trial of Lieutenant Dover, charged with commissary irregular ties has been completed. The ver iict has not been announced. The trial of Captain Harrow, al so charged with commismry irregu ari tit-s, begins Monday. Yellow Fever la llttvana. Washington, May 3. Yellow fever has made its amtearauce in Havana and the order of the Secre tary of the Treasury UNiending the quarantine n-guUtions until the l""h instant has l"en revokeI. The news 01 1 ne presence ul tne ulMse was lorwarded to the Suriren General of the Marine llositital S-rvi bv Dr. Glennan, chief quarantine onicer lor Cut, lie says there are two cases of the fever in Havana, but makes no reiort for other partfl of the island. The quarantine regula tions, which go into effect imuHxli- ately, require certificates of immun ity from persons coming from Cuba to the United States through South' ern torts, and five weeks abnce from Culm on the part of 1 arson coming from that island through! Northern iorts. Chinese Eating Each-Other. Des Moines, May 3. Minister Conger has received messagm asking cooperation in irivlne relief to starving millions in Nor then China. Minister Conger says the suftVrlng of the famine stricken people in Shansi is indescribable. Prince Chine told me only two days before I left Pekin' said Minster Conger, "that thee people were literally eating eich other They have eaten every blade of grass, every bit of bark everything in fact that can be eaU-n in that province. Nothing has been raised there lor tw years, and unless re lief is iriven many thousands must lerish. C hina C an't Pay Indemnity Withovt As - sisutsc. Pekin, May 2. At a meeting of the Ministers yesterday the report of the Indemnity Committee was read. It is claimed that the revenue from all available sources will not allow China to pay the indemnity unl assistance is rendered. The next meeting will s held next Tuesday. The subject of Count von' Waldersee's letter will then be taken un and a renlv to it will be drafted. The Ministers personally to the tone of letter They clAi,n Uiat they know Wliat they .n uUhmit ir.v t..ii Ti.. I m9 mf particularly object to any of the legion truards beluir under any .uthorily except that of the Mlnls - 1 themselves. A Cat the Mother of Chic hens. The correspondent of the Rich mond Times from Bristol, Va., says: "A pet cat as the mother of a bro xi of young chickens may seem rather odd to be true, but such a state of affairs exbts at tbe home of Dr. H. T. Berry, In Bristol. The hen had warmed the nest of eggs, when she drooped and died. Ob- I serving the deserted appearance of the nest, about wnicn the cat naa to I piayeo, she coiiea nerseit upon tne leggs ana remainea taitniut to mem until 1 6 little chickens had broken I through the shells and were playing atxut ner, Un.aoce-r-i Ats-t to Co.bUta. of - Winston, N. CL, May 3. A prom- - I inent cotton-mill man says that two attempts have been made to com- I bine cotton manafacturing, but they failed. He added that he did not at I think" such a thing possible for several years at least. Sumr Advanced lO Cent. the I New York, May 3. All grades St.! of refined sugars were advanced ten INCOME TAKES. liKirsVKXOrt SAYS IT IS THK VKXMYSV ItfcYKM'K I.N T1IK WuKl.1). STATU WIT It tUIIVlS SO. .Ubetta, O.. May r. Iteisei1. tUeC. 11. tiruetMir aay Uat be ha mvUed a great many letter la regard to hU recent ritluo mm l an ImxMwo tai, the wlilrra aeemht tl tttlnk that It I. m be J-IKk. Uken by him; tsjt M aerl. that a I ti.M; that he ha aUsja ten l favor ol'an Iimxiih- taa; that It is 11m fa 1 real tat lit the World. (ieueral Uruur declare tUt iww aud Krate qutvllon- in regard to taxation are cumlog to tbe lrU and tnut tv tuet. H- ya Amerkn Is cteafUn to be a iiatluit of loiajrts and .lm- tut thai, iuUd ol Im port mg ti-l aud iroti. It I- bow r srtiug them, and that It will pn-tiM iiig all the fcujffc, it tHmit and iiiut look largely to M.ioe other -outre than the tarHT lur natiooal Ulea. For this Iuh he w.mld mil,. stllule as 0 rtr.t nit-aut the loewme Ul. ienera ( ir.venor di--ural Mtu Uxatloii at Miiue lenktb. tvtntltir iMit the fal that when the couatltu- tlm was frauied tlere waa t-artvy such a thing In the slate rouMitu tlom a the lucorMiration of a fran chl4. and that a irrvsi rhsnv. W1 - - " - M- Ukeu Hac With thegnm th of thee; that While they liaU tieen dei Urvl pros.-rty aud were txe! toaouie ea tent aa property they are not I a led to auythiug like the ealeut they sltould be. He would the oUte iuMltutiouN aol ralm- all stritlly state revenue from Um tYanchlM. Ue called atU-ntion al.-o U the fact that titer In nothing new In thi; that Pennsylvania and wveral other atatttt now rainn th.-lr .1.1. revenues lu thb. way. He iintl out also bow the evils ofuudervalu- Uon tw'i h-alitii would di- aplr when tley would liave to I my nothing iuto the stte (Mjard of "lualiMtion for whUh, miii ln,ti luuon, l.e Mvmed to have mall ni-ct, would be done away with. He would have !) Ufn JevUd by local bodi and attach an murh responsibility aa MMible to hs'al Uxing hodi. MktTliem Vmj. . lUicIieUrr Herald. When Gieat Britain nhall liave eXhauftUd tue renouiten of lite ordi nary taxpayer to make g.jod tle ei- IeiiM of the Hoit war. It may l- think itself to make an a-wwaeii! 011 A II re. 1 Beit anl Cecil Hh.-U - tbe billionaircM In wIkm- interest tbe w ar wan louirht. Ituaaitt Ufl F ran ee In Ar-nl. Paris, May 3. At a meHini: te day of the French cabinet, M. IM casi', miuUter of foreign affair, re ported the result of his vlit to St. Petersburg, from which city le li Just relurued. Russia and France. he stated, are in pertWt avurd ou all questions. I - ra mm i um I ta-. aa 1 a as . . . I Ik-rliu, May 2. A dLqtch from Pekin, dated May lat, to tbe Kol- uische Aeilung Mya that a bloody I battle has occured between KaaalatM I &d Chluese near Mukden. The Kuwdans lut sixty lu killed and wouuded. Four Kuaslau offltem were killed and among the wound ed wa trfieral Zerpitxkl. Ignorance la Itllaa. Chicago Po-t. "Is there anything pecular about himr "Not at all. He Aim ply dotu'l know and doesn't know he tlorant know, and that's the uual oomblna- 1 lion ,n of Ipl who doot know." Frotn a Democratic Standpoint. lltl rm - a m nen hoy. i'.usmpii paraooea an nmate of the penitentiary It wax 'turning out criminal to prey upon the dear people;" when Gov. Ay- cock grant executive clemency it is "evidence of kind hearted nea-s. mercy and charity." Ex. President Charles D. Mclver, of the State Normal and Industrial College, has accepted an Invitation to deliver the commencement ad dress at the University ofTennemee, at Knox ville, on June letb. Rev. A. T. Sterger, of the Trinity Evangenical Lothern church, of Baltimore, - is quoted as being in favor of saloons. If the old saving that "a house divided against lfeelf can't stand be true, the Demo -ratlc party is get ting shaky. Times-Mercury. Tbe Society of the Colonial Dames met in Wilmington last week and elected their officers lor the ensuing year. IMWam la. IshI-Tsiih ml '"" rrsai . aia, -i.- V - t.