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4 VOL. XXII. RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, I90L NO. 43. PROGRESS OF After Heavy Slaughter and Hard Fighting On Both Sides There is a Lull U'POPAIKN IS PLANNING A BLOW A Report cf the Concentration of 20,-00-0 Rusians Northeast of Lio Yang cives Rise to the Belief That His Attack May Take That Direction Pert Arthur Fleet Said to be Out side the Harbor Cold Causing Suf fering Among the Troops. Ho far an the dispatches from tho 'ur i:.t show, there has been no ! .. ;' in relative positions tf tho ). ;.r;.)ics confronting each other ;!. cf the Shakhe river, 'i is aii unconfirmed report that ;i Ki!-iaa force of 20,000 men have I'-n concentrated at Kcata Puss, 20 s :ivlheast cf Liao Yang, which jn.i) )( indicative of the directum in v.,;:ch Kuropatkin s to strike bis !.. ! blow. Upward t.T 20.000 of the ;:; -ian soldiers wounded in the bat : tthaklic have reached Harbin. 0. Ul weather js causing suffering to i:; ;.rnik-s in the field, although it hs .-r)i;ght an irnprovument in tha i l'iif ii.ns f( r the movements of lr,"l--. A report has reached St. Pc-1- !!.n:7r, ti.l lacks confirmation, that I'm; I Arthur f!cet has left its an I '.o:.;-; in. tho harbor and has taken ) ;i u'ii:ii in the roadstead. Kuropatkin Will Try Again, si. jvt..urs. P.y Cable. There is n ii;m::e in the relative position of "n- mimes on the Shakhe river. i' !i' tal Sakharnff telegraphs that the Knssiarn l:avn been bombarding 1. ani!!ti;s and tlte Buildb.st t ample at I.in.siiimr., while the Japanese have 1" -ii . iielling the Russian position at Siikhe and near Lindhir.pu. An As M,iatd P;n33 dispatch from Mukden n'P:rls that the Japanese aro forti fying tin impi-rtant height south of SIoMip, and that neither side shows a reposition either to advance nor re tire. Another Associated Press dls-IT-tch Iron tho Russian front says the situation is not yot ripe for the re sumption of the offensive. This mca iiv: but siniiicmt admission, all that "lie censor allows to pass over Ilia wires, doubtless indicates that Gener al Kuropatkin is maturing important llans and distributing his forces In readings for another attempt to :Yik the Japanese resistance. The vinds aro now dried by the winds and lion; the told is intense and flooded li'.-Ids have been frozen. Thus mili uy niovciuents are facilitated though at t!:u same time it will be more dif licu't tarry on intrenching work. An Associated Press dispatch from the Russian front gives a rumor that the Russian forces made a detour to the west, arriving abreast of Liao Vang, but there is no confirmation of this report. Great irapoitance is at tached to a report from Tokio that 200 Russians have crossed the Taitse riv vr cast of Eensihu and that 20,000 are concentrated at Kauta Pass, 20 miles northeast. This may indicate the directien of KuropatkTn'sVnoxt blow, or. possibly it Is intended to dis conccit the Japanese and compel them to weaken their force on the railroad. Whatever Kuropatkin's ul timate object may bo, thero Is no doubt that he is desirous of obtaining the most reliable information as to Fire in State Office. Columbia, S. C, Special. Fire in the feller of The State building Saturday right destroyed $8,000 worth of paper toek, on which there was practically !: insurance. The cause of the fire was a defective furnace pipe. The fire was uncovered at 11:30 o'clock. The fire men, about finished their job at 1 o'clock, most of the damage having been wrought by water and smoke. Shot and Killed by Mayor. Savannah, Ga., Special L. G. Barron, Mite, was shot and killed "Saturday afternoon at Lovett, Laurens county, Ga., by N. A. Thompson, mayor of the town. It is said that Barron had been threatening all the year to kill Thorn p fen, and attempted to draw a pisloi v.bea he was shot by Thompson. Yes terday, it is said, Barron was at Lovett, very disorderly, the lulling today grow ing out of that affair. Thompson wes tomerly connected with'the Central & tvTightsville and the .Tennille RaiL reads, and stands well "with those who tcow him. . Lottery Tickets Confiscated.. New York, Special. In a series of rails, representatives of District -Attorney Jerome's office 'seized $100,000 worth of lottery tickets here are arrest t(i six men and one woman, all resi dents of the lower East Side, charged with selling lottery tickets. Most of them ostensibly sold "steamship tick ets," though one advertised his place of business as a real estate office, and another was proprietor of a dry goods Etc'e. EASTERN WAR the number and disposition of the force opposing his k-ft flank. The Cossacks mz.y be relied upon to har rass the Japanese lino of communi cation, besides recormoitering. Gen eral Kuropatkin is with the centre of Ll3 army. On October 21st he per sonally conveyed tho congratulations of Emperor Nicholas to Count Pou loff and tha Nineteenth Rifles for the capture of Lone Tree Hill. Tho Japanese estimate that the Russian loss in the battle will reach C0.000 is not confirmed here. A tologram from HarMa reports the passage north of 2G,000 wounded. The lemainder, who are. quartered in hos pitals at Mukden, cannot exceed a few thousands. 60,000 Russians Dead. Tokio, By Cable. Manchurian head quarters, reporting by telegraph yes terday, says the number of Russ'iau dead found on the battlefield and in terred up to October 22, makes a to tal of 10,565. Upon th'is total, Rus sian casualties arc estimated to ex ceed 00,000. Th6 Japanese captured a total of 45 guns during the Shakhe Operations. The repoit of the- Man churian headquarters follows: "The enumerated spoils, etc., of the battle cf Bhakhe follow: "Prisoners, about 500; enemy's dead kit on the; field, 10,500; guns, 35; 27 ammunition wagons; 5,547 rifles; 78,000 small arms ammunition; num ber swords, shovels, axes and tents. Besides the enwaeratod property, tho uncounted property, extending over a territory of 25 miles, will reach an enormous quantity. "The enemy's dead is being inter red with military honors. "According to tho number of dead, the Russian casualties are estimated at ever G0.000." Captured 14 Japanese Guns. St. Petersburg, By Cable. General Kuropatkin, in a dispatch to Emperor Nicholas, under date of October 21, says: "The Japanese retired from the vil lage of Shakhe at nightfall, October 20. Thursday night passed quietly along the front." Lieutenan General Sakharoff, in a dispatch to General Samsonoff, says: "The retreat of the enemy was precipi tate. We found in the ' village arms, munitions and provisions which had Icon abandoned by the Japanese, who also left behind in our old artillery po sition one cannon, four limbers and a wagon full of instruments they had previously captured from us. Since the battle of October 16 we have captured altogether 14 Japanese guns, including Unc field pieces and five mountain guns and have retaken one of our lost gtms. There was no fighting October 21 on the front of the Manchurian army." Japs Capture Guns. Tokio, By Cable. A telegram re ceived from Manchurian headquarters says: "On October 21 there was no change reported in the front of all our armies. "Further investigation shows the number of guns captured by our left army to have teen 43, the left column taking 27 and the right column 16. The wagons, munitions, etc., which have been captured ave not yet been counted. "Scouts dispatched from the left army on the night of October 20 dis covered the corpses of 200 Russians west of Chaung Ling Pan." Killing in Barber Shop. Atlanta, Ga., Special. In a fight in tho barber shop of the well-known hotel in this city, W. R. Hopen was killed by Sam P. Ring, by being stab bed through the heart with a pair of scissors today. Both men were barbers. Ring asserts the killing was done in selfdefense. He has surrendered to the sheriff. Telegraphic Briefs. John T. Smith, a hospital orderly at Fort Mott, married a Maryland ne gress, and when asked to resign ap pealed to President Roosevelt. An article of James G. Blaine pub lished in 1892 is quoted to show that the expression of views of candidates differing from those given in party platforms is not new. President Roosevelt dismissed Rob ert S. Rodie, supervising steamboat inspector at New York. Chairman Babcock, of the Republi can Congressional Committee, says the Republicans will have a majority in the next Hoi-'v An attorney few? Belgium declares an attempt is being made to make the United States a cat's paw in the Con go affair. The Woodworth Orphan Asylum was destroyed by fire Wednesday. Two chil dren are known to have perished and others injured by jumping from win dews. The Episcopal House-of Deputies, at Boston, passed the proposed comprom ise canon on divorce. Senator Culberson attacked President Roosevelt's Panama policy in a speech in New York. Prof. J. 'if. Hollander, of Baltimore, spoke before the Indian Conference at Lake Mohawk, N. Y. The American Tobacco Company ab sorbed the Continental and Consolidat ed Tobacco Companies at Trenton, N. J., forming a company with $1S0,0C0, 000. 11 It is said Secretary Taft will go to Panama as a sort of deputy president, the situation demanding the most deli cate treatment. COTTON FIRE AT .NEWTON For tome Time it Locked Lik Dnv 3 Would Be SeriOut. Newton. Special. A small white boy sauntered by a warehouse of the New ton Cotton Mills about 1:20 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Jdly applied a match to an exposed bale of cotton, and In less than an hour about $10,000 damage bad resulted. The -warehouse contained some 500 bale and a large proportion of it was destroyed, or badly damaged. Three employes of another mill who were standing a short distance away, saw the boy fire the cotton. Perhaps thousand citizens were attracted by the blowing of whistles and the thick smoke. Owing to a scarcity of water, no rain having fallen In nearly two months, there was considerable anx iety lest the flames spread. The water supply of the mill was, however, found to be sufficient to hold the fire in check. Volunteer firemen and citizens general ly worked heroically in confining the Games to the burned structure. The lc3. which cannot be accurately com puted at IbiS lime, is covered by In surance. North State Gleanings. Raleigh. Special. Secretary T.- K. firuner of the State Agricultural De partment has returned frdni the Si. Lcuis Exposition in which he holds a prominent position, by permission of the Agricultural Department He will remain here untjl after the election and expects then to return to St. Louis and close up matter connected with the ex position. He says North Carolina won about. 7S awards at the Exposition, which is a really fine showing. The State got five grand prizes, ten or twelve gold medals, as many Bilver medal, the remaining awards being bronze medals. The grand prizes will be given on tobacco, mining exhibits and forestry. The showing was very gratifying indeed. No other State did nearly so well for so small investment, the cost of the display of the State be ing under $10,000. Almost all the ex hibits will be brought back to North Carolina and installed in the State museum, a lot of very valuable new cases and other furniture coming with them, which will bfc used for' the same purpose; In an interview with Dr. Tait But ler, the State Venterian regarding the extension of the territory in North Carolina free from cattle ticks, he says: "It really looks as if he will get a big increase in the free territory. Of course he cannot tell definitely until the reports from the inspectors come in. A Federal inspector Is now in the State-at work, and so far has inspected the counties of Wilkes, Surry, Catawba Lincoln, Gaston and Southern Burke. It seems that we are to get most of these exempted. This is a matter of very great importance to cattle grow ers. If the latter will take hold of matters and really have faith in what we are trying to teach them about the tick and its deadly work and about its effect as regards prices of cattle and possibility of shipping the latter out of the State a vast enlargement of the free territory could be quickly made. Here in Wake county, for example, there are ticks on not over a tenth of the farms. Every year cattle die from tick fever here, and yet no attention of any importance is paid to 1L The Baptists of this State have sent to the Thpmasville Orphanage $5,000 in three weeks to meet the very pressing demands for funds, owing to the great outbreak of typhoid fe ver, pi-obably the worst which has erver occurred in this State, excepting that two years ago at the State Noi men & Industrial College at Greens bcro, which was so extremely fatal. At the orphanage there have been up to d?.te 05 cases of fever, but onl two deaths. The trouble was due to flies, which carried the infection. The United States troons now take extra ordinary precautions to guard food from flies, the danger from them having been shown so powerfully dur ing the war with Spain. Editor Bail ey with the Biblical Recorder say3 the officials at the orphanage hope to stamp cut the disease In a" fortnight A charter., is granted by the State to the Randolph Consolidated Mines Com pany, headquarters at High Point, cap ital stock $100,000, to develop gold and copper mines, which it owns and to ac quire others, John Farlow, J. L. Moore and W. B. Steele, all of High Point, be ing the stockholders. From Democratic State headquarters four and a - half million tickets have been sent out for use at the election, one and a half millions of each kind. This is the usual number distributed. Fire in Lincolnton. Lincolnton, Special. The entire plant of Y7. W.-Motz was destroyed by fire Saturday night -ebout 10 o'clock. Mr. Mortz is our energetic contractor and used this plant to finish all kinds or house materials and a cheap line of furniture. The entire plant was a to tal loss, together with about 5,000 feet of lumber and a great deal of finished j goods. The loss is estimated at about $7,000 with no insurance.. He has about , eight dwellings now in- course of con- structicn and of course this wiU delay the work considerably. Baseball Leagues Meet. New York, Special. The annual meeting of the National Association of Baseball Leagues opened here. Rep resentatives of 23 leagues, consisting of 16S clubs, were present. Late in the afternoon the national board went into executive session to-consider 31 dis putes and formally " submitted r ques tions, including the application of the Tri-State League for membership. ENGLAND INDIGNANT Insured That Sfcc May Pot Iissiai Tlcet Oct of Busiacn WHOLE COUNTtY FILL OF WIATB t Note Announcing That the Situation Will Not Brook Delay Sent to the Russian Government King Edward Tenns the Russian Admiral's Action "Unwarrantable." Ixjndon. By Cable Great Britain Monday sent a notice to the Russian government officially detailing the cir cumstances of the amazing and unex pected attack by the Russian second Baltic squadron during the nigbl ot Oct. 21 on British fishing boats in the North Sea. The text of the note has not teen given out, but it is officially stated from the Foreign office that it itintaius the significant announcement that the situation is one which, la the opinion cf his Majesty's government dees not brook delay." Meanwhile - the conservative public and press are remarkably undemon strative; As i-.fmal, the jingo eteme'iH demands war, and even in oJIiciai quar ters some go so far as to say that it may be necessary to stop th Pacific fleet, pending the settlement of the" whole afiair, though this exetreme measure it is believed, will not be nec essary: Everywher there is evidence of positive opinion that this is not a time icr the usual diplomatic dilly-dallying hat there mti3t be no delay and no lim it set by Russia to her apology or the extent of crmpciisaf Ma for sufferers ly what King Edwrad himself terms "the unwarrantable action" cf the Russian commanders. Foreign Secretary Iansdowne reach ed London this evening, and after gath ering the latest details known at the Foreign Office regarding the firing on the British fishing boats by the "Rus sian squadron, proceeded to BueklDg i am Palace, where he had a lengthy interview wih King Edward. The lat ter later teiegraphfed a message ft sympathy to the mayor of Hull, the Text of which is as follows: "Buckingham Palace, Oct. 24, 1904. "To his worship, the mayor of Hull: The King commands me to say that he has heard with proround sorrow of the unwarrantable action 'which has been committed against the North Sea fishing fleet, and asks you to ex press the deepest sympathy of the Queen and his majesty with the family of those who have suffered from thif r:ost lamentable occurrence. "KNOLLYS." The deep resentment of the whole British public, however, is reflected by the incident at the Victoria Sta tion Monday night on the arrival 01 Count Benkendorff from the contin ent. There is no attempt among men of responsibility to magnify the oc currence into a deliberate act of war; but in view of the present inability to find an explanation, there is being poured upon the heads of the officers of the squadron a flood of invective and insinuation, through incompe tence first, and thereafter complete panic is the most generally accepted explanation. Thus far no official word ha3 been received from St Pe tersburg a3 to the attitude of the Rus sian government. The fact that It has been decided during the day to prepare a semi-official note expressing tho regret of the Russian government and its willingness to make full rep aration as soon a3 the responsibility I3 fixed, was communicated by the Associated Press to Lord Lansdowne, and was the first information on the subject he had received "from Bt. Pe tersburg. The absence ' during the day of Count Renkendorff, the Rus sian ambassador, necessarily caused some delay; but the Russian chargt de'aff aires, who called at the Foreign Office on request by note from Lord Lansdowne, unofficially expressed deep regret, and, as far as it was pos sible for him, gave assurances ,tt speedy action by the Russian govern ment Lord Lansdowne In this in terview, told Mr. Sansonoff, the charge, that he desired to see Ambas sador Renkendorff Tuesday morning. Lord Lansdowne asked .M. Sansonoff if he coiild offer any explanation of the affair, and the. latter replied that he only knew what had appeared in the pancrs, and that he had not re ceived any word up to that time from St Petersburg. Lord Lansdowne gave no suggestion as to what might be done in the matter. At tha Russian embassy today it was stated that "the whole affair was. so obviously a mistake, from. what ever cause, that Russia's course was plainly tiictated, namely, apology and ample compensation." All eyes are now turned toward St. Petersburg, awaiting word from thfj Sussisn government - The actual casualties r during the oce-sided bombardment ; off Dogger Bank can be correctly stated as two killed, siace ths arrival" at London this evening cf the carrying ship Swift, reporting the safety of the missing trawler. The Swift left the fleet on October 23 at 1 a. m. Her captain says: . "The Russians gave not the .slight est warning prior to the commence inent of 'the firing. The admiral of the fleet sent up a rocket warning, and then the firing commenced. He again sent up. four green rockets, but this- only seemed to Increase the ferocity of the bombardment The poor marksmanship of the Russian gunners was the only thing that saved the entire fleet within range of thj eeaxctllshtB nd guns." . . mnaiR. tm Seme Icqairics About the Uadiif Issues Between Then WHY THE VERDICT OF THE PEO PLE WILL BE IN FAVOR OF PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WHY his oppoxexts SAY HE 13 UNSAFE." Ex-Senator Butler Replies to a Letter From Col. Leary. The following letter, written liy Col. Wm. J. Leary. Sr.. (formerly State So licitor in North Carolina), to ex-Sena-lor Marion Butler, will be read with in ures t. He propounds certain questions at lsue between Roosevelt and Parker in tbi campaign, and gets an answer to each: "Edenton. N. C. (At. 1, 1501. I'on. Marion Butler. Tucker Building. Raleigh. N. C. My Dear Sir: I have won tnmi nni rvr evtmi t of ydur interview on the political situ ation. So far as I have seen it, I hCart- :iy endorse everything you have silu. I. like you, was raised a Democrat. and. with vtvi Biinnrrtfl Itrvo n f,-- . v - f- - - - - - - j - tight years, but I will not support Mr. i-arKcr, ana 1 stand with you today lor the re-election Cf President Roosevelt. Yon said in v.'r.ir lnfpriflw fhn! fii'Ar one-half the Populists will tote for Roosevelt, tut in this section of North Carolina P am batilfied .thaLat lea3t nine-tenths, if not all the PoDuliAts. will support him. There are also many Bryan Democrats who do not want to vote for Parker. They feel that their rartv has been betraved to the Wall street influences that backed Piesident Cleveland. They want to see Parker ue- fpf.tf d uf want tn kpa Rnfvnro! n1vf . f a, and were it not for the cureed ne gro cry, which whips mnt of them into line, a great many or them would vote lor Roosevelt. Some will, anyway. You are certaihlv rleht that no Dem ocrat, who sincerely believes in the principles of his party as set forth in the national platform of 1896 and 1900. can support Judge Parker without doing violence to his convections. And further, you are right when you say that if Judge Parker is elected that the Brvan Democrats will have no cos- sible chance Id redeem their party from the Clevelandite3 four years from now. The average voter understands this. But this nieht-mare of a race issut. even keeps many Gold-Democrats, manufacturers and other ousines3 men, who are naturally Republicans, and who want to see Republican policies continued, from voting their convic tions. If these Gold-Democrats and Bryan Pemocrats were In a State where men' divided on economic issues, and where men Vote as thc-y desire, thousands of them would vote for President Roose velt: but in this State, under the pres ent conditions, most of them will either not vote, or they will be driven by the party lash to vote for Parker. But I am satisfied that your diagno sis of the situation for the country at large Is correct, and I should say states the situation very conservatively. DEMOCRATIC CLAIMS AND CHARGES: Since your interview was published Judge Parker's letter of acceptance has appeared. I have not seen a full copy of it, but from what the State news- Papers h aye published and from what tVin nnmtHntiM drfc ivlrle. f Kcftms that- Judge Parker hag attacked theAdminis- tration on several points, a summary or which (according to these Democratic papers and politicians) is about as fol lows: - 1st That Judsce Parker has declared for the independence of the Philippines, the same as for the Cubans, wnue Roosevelt is for Imperialism. 2nd. That Parker has shown by de cisions of the Supreme Court of the United States that Trust can be broken nr. hv the enforctafent of the Common Law against them, and that if he is tiected President he will proceed against these Trusts under the Com- ( non Law, and that no further amend ments of the Sherman Anti-Trust taw are needed to break them up. 3rd. That Judse Parker has charged President Roosevelt with usurping the power of Congress in his Pension Or der No. 78, and declares that 11 ne is elected President he will revoke that order. 4th. That Judee Parker has exposes und denounced the extravagance of the present Administration, and declared that if elected he will Inaugurate great leforms for .economy; 5th. That Mr. Parker attacked Mr. Roosevelt for violating the Constitu tion in his manner of seizing the Isth mus of Panama and recognizing Pana ma as a Republic and building the Ca nal without the cpneent of the people of Colombia. 6th. That President Roosevelt is generally "rash and unsafe." Whenever a Democrat is out for any other rea sons for opposing Provident RflOrelt. he always fSs3rts to that plea. As I re flect on the whole administration of President Roosevelt, I can remember many patriotic ani progressive things, that he has. done, but I canaot recall a .single thing that seems to me to be rash and unsafe; and when I challenje tbe Democrats to specify, they either fail to "do so, or give reasons that are indirect and indefinite. What is uflaer the bottom of all this cry about the President being unsafe? Wfco is behind Whatever the basis Of tne tnarges may be, one thing seema to be certain, and that i that th people generally have already passed upon these matters !n their fiwti minds, and have endorsed 'the action of the Administration. Bat still I would be glad to have your views with reference to these various points, and have permission to publish your letter. - Yours very truly, (Signed) Wm. J. LEARY. SR. EX-SENATOR BUTLER'S REPLY. "Washington. D. C, Oct 3. 1WI. ; Col. Wm. J. Leary, Esq.. Charlotte, N. C. My Dear Sir: . Your esteemed favor received. 1 am (Continued cn page tc.) TAR 1IEEL AFFAIRf Many Ntwty Ittmt CatKtrH Wnm all tctkn. A Sricus Affray In UJy Cftty. Albemarle. Special !rs rrathaU feer that on last Saturday night, eral miles from Big Lkk, a this coun ty. Thorn ag lis a com asaaolte4 os Gail Carv, and knocked him of hi lore. Carter tfeea succeeded in hit ting Iiaucom over U Utt yt with a large rock and fracttntd hbi kIL From the latest reports, BAueotn la la a very serious condition and Is oof xpectd to tt cover. Carter has aot yet befl arrested but is atlll about his borne, and clftlmt fe was actios is self-defense. North State Gleaning. A Durham Special says: There am two factions 1ft th9 ranks of the city physicians, and the matter ia now like ly to get Into the courts. The troflhl Is between Dr. R. A. Moore and Dr. K.. H. Bowling on one aide, and the other doctors of i he city who are members of the Academy of Mdirff fu the other. Drs. Moore and Bowling are not mem bers of the Academy, and they are de barred from practice in the Watta Hos pital. Thia institution is practically tinder the control of the doctors of the city, and they debarred Moort and Bowling, if these two doctors bva a patient to send to the hospital, that patient has to b6 turned over to soma other physician. This IS the trouble. The two doctors, who feel aggflcfwd have now taken steps to force what they consider their rights. They have asked for a meeting of the trusteea of the hospital, to be held on November 10th, at which time they will make de mand to b admitted to the hospital on equal terms with all other doctors. Thia ) being refused, the next step will be to take the matter into the courts. The State Agricultural Society, in annual session re-elected by a rising I tote Ashley Home, president! Joseph E. Pogne, secretary; Claude B. Deal son, treasurer. There was consider able discussion of questions of amuse ments at tbe fair, by Pogue, N. B. Broughton and J. S. Wynne. The so ciety is determined to have no swind les. A commlttae of flfft wfl rrefttM to consider the question of holding ! an exposition for a fortnight next Oc- J committee. The Fire Underwriters of thia State, in session In Raleigb. elected A. B. Dangerfleld. of Winston, president; J. ( Vau B. Metta, of Wilmington, secre tary, and R. W. Murray, of Greens boro; C. W. Jacobs, of Windsor; J. U. Patterson, of Asheville; J. C. Marshal, of Wade8b?ro, and W. W. Smith, of Raleigh, tbe executive committee. The association favors the appeal of the regulations which forbid division of commissions with non-resident agent and brokers. Tbe. chiefs of police of this State had a meeting which lasted until a very late hour. J. A. Woodall, of Dur ham, was re-elected president and F. MV Jbrdah, of Ashetllle, ' secretary, John W. CuttTTti, tit T&tborb. being vice-president, and J. ti alallins. of Raleigh; C. H. Skinner, of Duilfi, and S. M. Wheeler, of Oxford, composing the executive committee. Every thief lfl the 8Ut is invited to be come a mfembef. Friday ten engines, Which weigh 15,000 pounds more than any others In use on the Seaboard Air Line, passed Raleigb on their way south for use on the new Birmingham division. Or ders require that they shall not etce4 six miles and hour speed In paasing over bridges on this division and not over 25 miles an hour on the road bed. Ten miles of the Raleigh Pam lico Sound Railway has been graded and track laying is now progressing quite rapidly, Tbe first of tbe steel bridges has been completed. The worst of the grading la finished. Oeorgo Lyon, of Durham, won the State championship in tbe clay pigeon zhoot breaking 96 out of 100. J. T. Anthony won the professolnal match. Bark Driven Ashore. Key West, Fla., Special. Tbe -Norwegian bark Rainfaxe, from Compache, fur Europe." Captain Logwood, ran ashore on Marquess xHt during the storm. The crew ,waa rescued by the schooner Welcome and landed on Mar quesa beach safe. The tug Cbllda and wreckers gave assistaface. The hurri cane missed Key West No damage wai done here. ' Dense Fog Screens Enemies. Mukden By Cable. The hostile armies have been concealed front tbe view cf each other by a dense fog, iti' which It has been impossible to make out objects ti A distant of 100 paces. Under such conditions only unimporant operations are possible, stick as surprises ani ani trashes. Pos sibly, were the roads In bctUf etc dltion, the fog migM favor mote ffienW of. troops and concentrations at unexpected points, but without Question operations on a largo scale would be too dangerous, and so every thing has been quiet on the . front Thursday. Neither cannonading nor musketry firing has been audible. J By Wir and Cable. t-u Ttriiita Vmtnt Tra ThurS .t.v .tocttriTMi the National Bank building and three other t estab lishments., entailing a loss of S3Q.0W. tifcnrsnr. naruat ; t- n,wnnH Texas. " destroy . 1 1 t. vnnctx causine a ea several uuiucm - loss estimated at S50.0O0. Tbe amount of insurance is not known. . ' i-m. n Rnnlet. retired, Jor several years manager the Sol- tiers' Home, m v Jtbat city - ,TnE,3TMN0M!NEES bz&t Pel Sketch cf Prtslieitid CLEVELAND AND LCDCE fttITt In Maaxin Artci tha C Pri4f and the Mtssachoaetts lenatsr Faint Rival Portraits ef Parker R&OMvtit, . . Rttpctivty-- Pcll Qualifications of Each far tha PraaV dsncy Urgtd Packer's Cw'd'ng Trait Mia Constant and Unawervtnf Devettan ta Duty Restvitt'e ytf tuts Innumerable. New York, Special. rencer Prtsa dent G rover Cleveland lo McCSare'a for November givea hi prtmal rattmatt cf Judge Parker aa a candidal for PreaidenL He says of hla la part: "We sometimes find faUa of hir arter so prominently visible la a csaa's mental organization that, like tbe fea tures of hla countenance, tbey need no rroot of their existence, Thia la pre eminently trtje of Judge Parker's In tent deliberation in reachiog conclu sions and hia Inherent judicial conser vatism. Tbf qualities of bis mini are so dlstincly apparently that tbey are at once eeen and known I y all who gala the slightest knowledge of tbe man. This should make it thoroughly understood that these who love preat Cential pyrotechnic must look else where. "I have known Alton II. Parker for more than twentj yrara. He Imprte4 me on our firt acquaintance aa a sin cere, honest and able man, and tbl I01 pre&sion has. wHh time and oberve lion, grown to clear and undoubtlna conviction. I am sure that 1 venture nothing la tasking tbt positive- asser tion that the guiding trait of his char acter is bis constant and unyielding de votion to duty. "Judge Parker'a experience In Ju dicial Investigation, added to hla nat ural aptitude in the same direction, cugbt to satisfy the most cautious and exacting of bis abundant ablMty to dis cover In the light of constitutional re quirements, and In the atmoaphere of . enlightened but conservative Ameri canism, tbe manner In wbltb a rieai dent should best serve hla country, men. "I am persuaded that tb American 4 wvryitr vt j I tusnv; v. .u ........ - place Implicit reliance In Alton IL perception of the path of duty. In bin steadfast persistency against all temp tation to leave the way where duty leads, and In his safe and conservative conceptions of presidential reipoosl- Lin lev. In McClure's for November, Sena tor Henry Cabot Lodge gives av ;limpso of President Roosevelt as m aoes him. He says of him: -No man has lived the life of bis time so amply as he; no one ban shown humanity In so many phases, no one has wider sympatblca or so many interests. It would be worso thatt Idle for anyone, no matter how intimate b!a Knowledge, to fancy that ho could depict a character no many aided, ao tried and tested in aucn multiform experiences, within tne snace allowed me here. His dally m life does not differ In any respect from that of any other very busy man of great enrrgy, who finde rest and relief not only in active outoMoor Ife, but in a wide and constant reao nr of books a habit, by the way. quite aa characteriatlc as an yotber. but of which the newspaper critica and humorist tell us little. " Theodore Rooseteu apprrcniu .UbW UTimi ha hsi 1 hOUrtt a 1CI j VM.l , , . . subject out thoroughly and knows what he means to ao, ne ci k""" ly. When, after full consideration, be has made up his mind a to what u right be is unbending; but no man .- in th whit House for many rears who Is so ready to take advice, who has made Bp bis nlnl more slowly, more deliberately. 01 after more consuiiauon ou dore Roosevelt ? "Every nation, or rather every his toric race, has certain attributes in addition to the great and more ob vious virtues which It believes to be peculiarly its own. and In "hld " takes an eapecuu - United States nae 10 u u wr, i.mmii a hrate man and as honest man, very human, with no vain Pretensetoinr."--;. would nave mm - life, democratic in wi wy.. , j tt-.at the world can axgBzi w-"uu - . . give, kind to the; jrea ' loyal and true, mZ'"' rer afraid to fight with a strong. tane sense of humor, and wiu i in, of vture in the blood 0 vrhicb we snail n rT. who ... a , ..Mxtnri rA oars woo . conquered a continent bate drifted a rood dea iuiwer r ESS? srW a. rfexcrlbs) As I enumerate Theodoro Roosevelt" Telegraphic Briefs. v-Mwitvfn h&a made good M5TtInd tXvS river and 1. protecting his une kuu The Infant' Mercedes, sister King Alfonso of Spain, died tho day after the birth of a daughter. There Is reaction . nb rale in Way and calm V Ucipation of the general election. ReoubUcan national campaign man akera gatTout a table, claiming 290 efecirlT Totes aa certain for Roose Telt. . 1 if fi.