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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1907.
NO. 33. VOL. XXV. Mil SET THE PRICE Southern Cotton Growers Will Fix a Minimum MirtMUSE PLAN SPREADING E. D. Smith, of the South Pre Cotton Association, Send a C: to Puhv.c-.fj 0 :t ar.d Southern All County Presidents to So That the Opinion of Farmers May Be Found Considered "When the Cotton Association Meets tr. i' : l Minimum Price for the Staple. ( ,', ', Special. Mr. E. D. j.M-iuent of the South Caro- :l (' Association, and organl- 1 r (; general organization, has ri rail for a meeting in Col , August 30th of the county i.lciits f the State to pet at the . opinion among them as , .! int' minimum price shouid ;:! iy the executive committee u; M 1 (:! X; v.Li !t' t is in jacKson, iiis., nvy- "tli. In a statement issued for j, :. .iiiuti. Mr. Smith stresses the j!: ,! !ati( of the farmers standing t ..'.?:.! solidly for the association's j, .-j." t b-ularly during the months .1 pfi uihcr, October and November v. ' 1- :i i the months in which thes villi- -"'1 speculators make their -ri ;it' -t efforts to get hold of enough mi'.. : to control the market. i Mr. Smith's Statement. Mr. Smith's statement in full fol h : Uii September fith the executive o":Miittee of the Southern Cotton As--. i ition will meet at Jackson, Miss., 1.. canvass the situation and fix the price for which this organization will s!.!!i-l for the present cotton crop. I lave issued a call for a meeting of a!l of the county presidents in Col imihia, S. C. on August 30th. to get llie opinion of the South Carolina div ision as to what price, in their judge ment, will be proper. It is needless to say that the outlook for remuner ative prices is bright. However, it makes no difference, or very little dif ference, how flattering the statistical position of cotton may be to the pro ducer, it will avail little if he indi vidually and collectively does not co operate with conditions to obtain the best results promised by favorable conditions. If there is not an agree ment amongst the men interested in high-priced cotton as to what price they will stand for; if there are not means devised by which this agree ment can be carried into effect, then conditions will avail little. The criti cal time, as I have constantly urged, for determining the price of cotton, is to refuse to market it, under any circumstances, in September, October and November, unless the price is that as fixed by the association. ' Thes? are the months when the greatest nec essity is placed upon the producer by virtue of his obligations, and thce are the months wherein the buyer and spinner gets in a sufficient supply to control the market for a period of from three to four months subse quently. Therefore, the work of the association, in order to benefit them selves an dto benefit those who stand mot in need of it, is by all legiti mate means to prevent the rush of the cotton on the market at other than our price in these debt-paying months In Good Shape. The condition of the organization throughout the South was never ?o Mattering as now, business -men, in chuling both the farmers and others, are coming to a full appreciation of the work being done by the associa tion and the benefit that has been anl is being derived from it. The world at large has recognized and is acknowledging the power -of the Sou thern Cotton Association as evidenc ed by the very flattering reception given the delegates at the great con ference held in Vienna, Austria, last May. Surely those who have not giv en their support to this organization, after the three-years of our work and the undeniable success of it, will now co-opearte in maintaining an organi zation which has been instrumental in bringing about a condition in-the South that has been of benefit .to evT erv man. woman and child, regardless of their occupation in life. The Sou thern Cotton Association recognizing that the cotton is the currency of the South and that the volume of that currency depends upon the price and the price depends upon the intelligent action of the Southern people, ha made its platform broad enough to include every Southern man, and ev ery Southern man should be included. T have covered the larger part of the cotton belt since the growing sea son; and, in my judgment the outlook not flattering for a large yield; the demand is certainly for a large yield. TI:e dry goods trade and the manufac turer of cotton goods appreciating the fact that the demand for cotton products is increasing faster than lbs snnply, and also that there is be ing some intelligence used" in the sale of the crop, have raised the price oi manufactured articles to that point that justifies them in giving a mucL higher price for the raw material and ill save to them a fine dividend. 1 am creditably informed, that, within the last few years all bleached, goods, prints . and the finer manufactured articles have advanced at' a rate far in excess of the advanee in the price oi cotton. .. . . - V The Crop Short. Uecent advices from Texas, Aikar. as, Mississippi!, Louisa na and Ala bama are to the (effect that the erop in these States is far Wow the con dition existing at this date last year, and that the damage is such that nc condition from now on may repair it Last year the exact reverse was the case; the States east of the Mississip pi had a poor prospect, while the West em States had a comparatively fine one. Information is being receiv ed by me to the effect that thest Western States are determined tc stand for a higher price because the cost of making thi crop has been very heavy and the yield will be light, and unless a fair price is obtained the obligations incurred cannot be met; so we have thejiromise this year, by a neccessily of circumstances that Texas will not sell her cotton S3 fast. I hope this vear will be one hi which tho.se who have disregarded the principles involved in our struggle for naming and maintaining a price for cotton and have sold ahead for future delivery around 10 cents per pound, will be taught such a practical lesson that hereafter we will be rid of this fine element of opposition to our work in the South. I am fully aware of the temptation that any cotton plant er feels to sell his cotton when the price offered seems to promise him something of a profit; and I am also aware of the necessity for manhood sufficient to withstand this temptation and to make the tight with all par ties interested in the price of cotton Fanners Enthusiastic. I have visited twentv-one counties during the 'months of July and Aug ust, and in practically every county there was manifested a spirit of de termination and enthusiasm wlncii was extremely gratifying and reports sinoe our meeting are comma: into this office indicating renewed interest and a greater determination to make the association a practical, .perpetual business year is over to visit every county in the State, as the work is one that has to 'be continued so long as the South produces and sells raw cotton. I hope every county in the States will not wait for a visit from the officers of the central office, but will at once inaugurate an active cam paign for increased membership and the providing of facilities for storing and financing the crop of their coun ties." ' ' I am asking the presidents of each county to have the members of the Southern Cotton Association sign the following agreement and to furnish this office Ja list of all the members in their counties so signing. It is a sim ple agreement, and one that every man in the South can sign, and is an epitome of the constitution .of the association. Agreement. We, the undersigned as members of the Southern "Cotton Association, holding certificates of membership, with dues paid for the current year hereby pledge ourselves to maintain bv mutual co-operation and personal effort for the minimum price as fixed fey the association to use all legitimate means to keep all cotton possible from the market when the price offered is below that fixed by the association; to co-operate when possible and necessary, in building warehouses and forming building companies; to use all possible means in aceord with business principles in helping each other as members in pro tecting ourselves in insurance, stor age and financing our cotton. E. D. SMITH. Kline Acquitted of Peonage. Beaufort, Special. After a charge of about 30 minutes tire jury took the Kline peonage case and in two hours returned a verdict of not guilty. Another bill having been found against Kline for peonage of Irvin Hut son and Fritz Ramsey, he was held to Newbern court- under a $1,000 bond, which he. gave. In default of $300 bonds eleven . foreigners were ordered held in Cartaret county jail as witnesses to that court against Kline. T7o Lives lost in Fire. Old Orchard, Mei, Special. Two lives were lost and five persons wers injured, three seriously, as a result of the fire which swept through this seashore resort eausing a loss esti mated at $800,000. The dead: Phil lip Partridge, 24 years old, df PittP burg,, Pa., struck by Boston & "Main, train at Kennebunk and killed while on way to the fire. Unidentified man, killed by explosion "of soda tank, head blown off. - . Falling Buildings Kills Five. Chicago, Special. Five persons were killed and eleven injured, three seriously, by the collapse of a two story frame; building at No. 55 Fry street, occupied as a boarding house. Four of theP "victims were instant! y killed and the fifth died a few minutes after being taken to a hospital. Th bodies of tho- dead-were taken from the ruins by policemen and firemen who risked their lives when compell ed, to crawl under the building to reach the victims. Blood Flows at Chattanooga. Chattanooga, Special. A. negro, cabin in the rear of 230 Oak street was the scene of a sanguinary con flict between two dusky lovers. And after the entire neighborhood." had been aroused Wilson Pye was led off, bleeding and apparently half dying, and Mamie Fos-ter,a negress, was un- l der arrest. , " ' ROYALLY RECEIVED Swedish Crown Prince a Guest - At the Exposition IS DEMOCRATIC IN HIS MANNER Sweediah Crrscr Fylgia Slides Into Hampton Roads at 1 O 'Clock, Royal Visitor Going Ashore at Ex position Grounds at 5, When 20,000 People Greet Him. Norfolk, Va-, Special. Prince Wil-, helm, of Sweden, arrived' in Hampton Roads atl o'clock Monday afternoon on board the Sweedish cruiser Fyhjia, and was given a noisy welcome by the ships of the Atlantic squadron, whica witnessed his coming. While the Prince only holds the rank of second lieutenant aboard the Fylgia, as soon as he stepped on shore at the Jamestown Exposition, he immediately became the grand son of King Oscar, of Sweden, aud out-ranked his former superiors on shipboard It was i) o ciocK oeiore ne cuwv ashore at the exposition grounds and the luncheon prepared for him had became cold long before. When he did arrive he was greeted by a cheer ing crowd of 20,000 people, who had waited since i) o'clock iu the morn ing to see hini- He went immediately to the New York building, where he had lunch eon and received prominent men and women of New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and elsewhere. The Hag oi! Sweden floated 'everywhere vicing with the Stars and Stripes for the position of honor. Flowers too were strewn about in profusion in honor of the Prince and luncheon especially prepared by caterers from a distance was served. I He came to Norfolk on the govern ment tug Yankton to attend a recep I tion given at the Virginia Club by Henning Fernstrom, the Swedish vice consul at Norfolk. He was late in arriving and two thousand people at the pier were growing impatient. When he did come, he was appar toently disappointed because there were a score of policemen at the pier to escort him to his carriage. He ignored the proffered assistance o detectives and walked ahead of his party to the waiting carriage. At the luncheon at the Virginia Club which was attended by Presi dent Tucker, of the Jamestown Expo sition, Admiral Harrington, Rear Ad miral Evans, Mayor James G. Red diek, of Norfolk, and other promin ent men, the Prince drank toasts to King Oscar, of Sweden, President RoosCvelt and the Princess Palobana of Russia, to whom the lince is be trothed. He returned to the Exposition ai midnight and was to have attendee! a, reception at the army and navy club. Many of the guests-left before he arrived on account of the late ness of the hour. At an early hour Tuesday morning the Prince returned to the Fylgia on a launch. - Strike of Laborers. Franklin, Special. As a result of not iceiving' their pay for the past month, it is understood that all the hands emploj'ed on the roadbed of the Interurban Railroad quit Satur day and refused to return to work until they were paid for last month's services. It is claimed, by several that they were to receive their pay oi. Aug. 5, then they were put off to Aug 10, and when the ''ghost failed to walk" last Sautrday they quit. This force of hands is employed by J. B. Smith, a contractor, and it is said there has been more or less trouble m this respect before, and no blame is attached, or rcrJectioi made, upon Mr. Mayberry, the President of the road. President Goes to Massachusetts Oyster Bay, Special.: President Roosevelt left here at 10 o'clock Mon day morning on 'the Mayflower for Princetown, Mass., where he will de liver an address at the laying of the corner-stone of the Pilgrim Memorial monument. Warden and Hopkins, of the torpedo squadron, acted as the es cort for the Mayflower. J&ps. Sketch Fort McPhefson. Atlanta, Ga. Special. Two Japa nese were discovered, itjs said in the rear of Fort MePherson taking view.; and sketches of the buildings and grounds. . A former enlisted man who said he .observed the Japanese, after talking with them, told the story of the occurrence to the officers of the Department of ;the Gulf. The officers of the department say no aeiion will be taken unless "other discoveries are made. Federation of Labor. Washington, Speaial. Several problems of interest to .the- labor world particularly the telegraphers' strike will be discussed at the quar terly meeting of the executive coun ril of the American Federation of Labor, called to order by President Gompers. All members of the- council are present. . ' . TO SKIN THE PUBLISHERS Iatenutkm.il Paper Coapas? BtMad Priat Paper llerftr. - Appktou, Wis., Special- -The In ternational Paper Cote pa cy is ai4 la be behind the print -a per merger now bring brought to a suecewful close. It is aid that within 12 month the International Paper Company, which was incorporated in New York iu Februarr, with an antborueJ capital of $113,000,000, will control the print paper market of the United States. To do this the company will expend from $30,000,000 to $50,000, 000 in buying up the plant in the middle West. Tuberculosis Discovered Ja Morgan Fine DairyHerjd , Highland Falls. N. Y.. SpeciaL- Tuberculosis has been disco vered in the fine drary heard owned by J. Pier pont Morgan and six of hi nineteen high breed milch cows hare been kill ed on orders cabled by Mr. Morgan. The herd was composed entirely of cows of notable ieligrees and they were kept with the greatest care in stables of the most modern sort, the most attention being paid to proper ventilation and to all the sanitary conditions that are supposed to pro tect cows from tuberculosis. Several Hundred Out of Work. New York, Special. Several hun dred employes were thrown out of work by a fire which destroyed a four story warehouse and factory building in Furman street, Brooklyn. The loss will reach $200,000. The fire broke out on the third floor and the build ing which occupied nearly an entire block, was a mass of flames when the firemen arrived. Four firemen were overcome tv iuuminaunr gas wmie fighting the fire. The building was occupied by the New York & Balti more Coffee Company and several manufacturing firms. Took a Few Drinks and Died San Francisec, Special. An auto mobile containing two men a young woman and the body of a girl who had been a companion on a round of visits to Beach resorts, arrived at the Park Hospital. The three were ar rested an dwill be held until the cause of the gorl's death is fully explained The dead girl was Francis Ear. No. 1411, Golden Gate Avenue, San Fran cisco. Her companions were George W. Ford, Harry McHenrv and Pearl Shelton. The men stated that the girl had taken several drinks, fainted and soon expired. Operators Resign Positions. Denver, CoL.Special. Judge Rid die grantee- a restraining order on the application of the brokerage firm of Otis & Hough, forbidding Fred Wes sel, president, of -the Telegraphers' Union and C. A. Adams, secretary of the same organization, to call a stride of operators in that office. This or der compelled the operators is the of fice of Lagon & Brvan to furnish Otis & Hough with market reports The men employed by Logan & Bryan thereupon resigned. Commissioner Neill at Home.' Washington, Special. Commission er of Labor Charles P. Neill arrived home from Chicago where he went on a vain effort to effect a settlement of the telegraphers' strike. He decided not to see visitors and as soon as he reached the city, went to his hime. For the present he, is taking no part in the telegraph strike situa tion, but says he is ready to act as. mediator if called upon. Falling Scaffold Kills Two. New York, Special. Two workmen were killed and ten others injured, one of them seriously by the collopse of a scaffold surrounding n gas tank in course of construction for the Brooklyn Union Gas Company in Williamsburg. The men fell 30 feet. News in Brief. : Seven men were badly burned by a gas explosion in South Boston. . The taking of testimony in the Southern's suits against the State of North Carolina was begun. A settlement of the Chicago Ter minal controversy was effected : be tween the Baltimore and Ohio and Hill-Morgan group. - Arrested For Accepting Bribe. Boston, Special. Building Inspec tor John P. Clarke of this city was arrested here charged with accepting a bribe from a contractor. The ar rest was made by inspectors who, it is alleged, witnessed the payment of $40 to Clarke by the contractor. i Shoots Wife and Kills Himself. New York, Special. Anger?6T over a family difference, Valentine Hess, a barber, fired two shots at his wife and then killed himself at his home in Sea Cliff, Long Island. 'Physicians say that Mrs. Hess will die. News in Brief. The Peace Congress adopted the proposal prohibiting the throwing of projectiles from balloons, and ; Jthe Belgian delegate left for home with the feeling that the permanent arbi tration court plan is lost. . Jt is again reported that the Em press Dowager of China will abdi cate. Zionists opened their congress at The Hague. " : PLAGUE DREARS OUT Deaths Reported From Son Francisco DISEASE WELL UNDER CONTROL Bat One of the EepcrteJ Solera Haa SsrriTed With Ose Excep tion, a Foreisncr From a Coactwlw Steaaer, the pate&ts Wera cf tbe Poorer Class, Dwellinx in the Neighborhood of Chinatown. San Francisco, Special. Five ea$c of bubonic plague, four of which have resulted in death, have Ix-cn rfortvl o the health department. The pa rents, with one exception were of the poorer class of foreigners dwell ing in the neigh bo rhood of China town. The exception was a forciga sailor from a coastwise steamer. Prompt measures were taken by the city, State and Federal officers, and a spretd of the disease is not feared. President Jules A. Samon, of tba city health board, and Health Officer Wetkins said that, the situation was well in hand and no oceasiou exited for alarm. The infected steamer was orderec into quarantine with her passengers and will remain secluded until releas ed by the health department. The two shacks mhabitied by the other patients were fumigated, locked up and scaled. The bodies of the two Mexicans, an Italian and a Russian Pole, who succumbed, were destroyed m quick lime. Report Sent to Washington. Washington, Special. The first in timation of the pleague at San Fran cisco was received Thursday by the Marine Hospital Service. The teie gram read: "Three cases and death, plague San Franciscto. Diagnosis made clinically and by strained siuears from spleen and glands. No reasnable doubt as to certainty of diagnosis of cases seen and verified' by long continuation with health officials. Cases found within two blocks of old Chinatown." On receipt of the information in structions were sent to Surgeon Aus tin, to confer with the State and lo cal authorities and make full report on tlfe measures adopted for eradi cation. Surgeon Austin telegraphed that two foci had been discovered that tlx! local board had disinfected known in fected buildings and proposed to in stitute a campaign against rats. He said deaths in the citv had been veri fied and that a general disinfection of suspected districts would begin. Ho asked for the assistance of two offi cers as medical inspectors and o!V as a bacteriologist in the State lab oratory. , It is stated here that Assistant Sur- freon long is a trained bacteriolo gist and thoroughly competent to handle the situation that has devel oped. .. Sixteen Deaths Reported. TT l" 1 r i t- i i mi Jiiiiuin, iuanciiuria, ry iaoie. ine bubonic plague has broken" out in South Manchuria and sixteen deaths have been reported. Travelers pro ceeding into rsorth Manchuria tiro being medically examined at Kwang thing Tsu. Passengers on Steamer Asia. San Francisco, Special. Among tha passengers on the steamer Asia, which arrived from Honolulu was Oc car S. Straus. Secretary of Commerce and Labor. K.' Ishi Yi, Secretary of the commerce bureau of the Japan ese foreign offiee. who will' visit the principle eities of this country, before returning to the Orient, was also a passenger on the Asia. An Entire Village Almost Wiped Out X By Fire. ' Hancock, - Mich., Special.r The vil lage of Hubbel, 10 miles from here was nearly wiped out bv fire. Twen ty-two dwellings, four stores, a hotel, the postoffice and the coal sheds, tres tles and coal piles of the Calumet and Hecla Mine were burned. The loss exceeds $iuu,uuu. f 1 J.- AA mT M. Receiver Asked For Big Shirt Man ufacturing Company. Utica, N. Y., Special. Application was made before United States Court Judge Ray at Norwich for the ap pointment o a receiver for 'Curtis Leggett ' & Co., manufacturer. , of shirts, eollars and cuffs, Troy. A. pe tition, is , filed by three Troy creditors who allege" tliat the firm is insolvent The' liabilities -are placed at $1,100 000, while the aassets are said to be nominally $2,000,000. It is said the stringency-of the money market has cramped the company. The company i employs about 1,400 operatives.- f Eighteen Perish in Wreck. Buenos Ayres, Special. Details ra- ceived here "of the wreck in Flindero .bay of the American brk 'Prussia VO lut ruu V- t ' T Townsend. announced from . Punta Arenas, Straits of, Magellan, say that the captain committed suicide when the. -vessel ran ashore and that -tour teen .passengers, in addition , to -four sauors iosi ineir. uyes N. C. WEATHER REPORT CScUl Btpcrt ca tbt "VTcuin Cs Ucsj for it Week Efiis JaUy , A&jpu 19. j The North Carolina wlku f ethr sad ervp ric cf tk i partttwrsi of Africa! ar? ftdlawkf bulletin of wratLcr ed tion for the pt wrk: Ttotratar. Tb tfnrratr for the pat rek art rajfd aUit nor mal harieg Wen !.? thtl$ 4et than that of the piwdm,; tk- Th reek Wgan hot, and the ki&W! tcta peraturc were recorded on th 13th. The loth and the 10th were cv-nwd-eraUy toolcr, and ti luet trtupcra tare were generally recorded on tbo date. Toward the Ul of t1 week the tempcratan? ne oai wbat. The highest temperature a 18 deXTM iu Chatham ruunty on tuc lath, The lowet wa &i in Surry county on the Uth. Preeinitalion. The rainfall a o whole was much below normal, but was very unevenly distributed. In the southeastern and in wane wetru counties the rainfall wa abundant. In tnot other district the motttrc was insufficient, and i now nmcu needed. Some damage by hail wa n- itorted in Perton county. Sunshine and I lomJino. i n? week was generally partly cloudy. Sunshine was deficient but this wa favorable on account of the dcl'w-len- cv oi moisture. Appointments of lir. Moore. Charlotte, Special. Th.' executive committee ot the t.ottoa .xwxiaiU'.i in this State ha.? announced the fol lowing appointments for President C. C. MiMtre, of the association, for the remainder of the luoutii of Au gust : Gastonia August 20. 2 p. m. Lincolnton August 21', 11 a. ra. Maiden August 21, 8 p. in. Hickory August 22. 2 p. ra. Mooresville August 2i. 2 p. ra. lluntersville August 2U. Hp. in. . At each one of the meeting it is announced that the warehouse and holding propositions will 1m? brought forward prominently, and local com panies organized as far as jnissible. President Molre was in Monroe Saturday, where a very fine meeting was held, and the warehouse propo sition presented in strong terms and much interest was aroused. Mr. Tom Brown was employed on salary to no licit subscriptions for the warehouse. Some of the leading business men of Monroe have also entered into the plan with enthusiasm, and-are doing all that they can to have tLc organi zation of the warehouse company hastened to an early success. Homicide Near Waynesvillc. Asheville, Special. A telephone message from Jonathan's Creek. 10 miles from Waynesvillc, in this Stale says that Mitchell Kirkintoll, a young man of 24, was shot and killed by Frank tlenkins. while in the company of Jenkin's wife. Jenkins returned unexpectedly to his home and it iJ alleged, found Kirkintoll and his (Jenkins') wife together. Both men it is said reached for pistols, but Jenkins fired first. Kirkintoll was struck in the shoulder and dropjed his gun. He ran through the door way. Jenkins sent another shot nftei him and Kirkintoll fell to the ground expiring a few minutes later. Jenk ins, it is said, surrendered to the au thorities. Fire at Spencer. Speeer, Special Fire which start ed at 4 o'clock Sunday morning in a storage room over the office of the master mechanic of the Southern Railway here gutted the building and destroyed many hundreds of dol lars worth of material and supplies stored at Spencer. The origin of the fire is a mvsterv, though it is believ ed to have, been caused bv either spontaneous combustion or. rats and matches. Both the Southern shop fire department and that of the Spen cer municipal team responded to the alarm promptly and by heroic work the fire was subdued in an hour and one-half of hard fighting. Furniture Dealers Elect Officers. Wilmington, Special. With an all- day trip down the Cape Fear river, visiting Southport and Fort Caswell, and a brief session the North Caro lina Retail Furniture Dealers' As ciation adjourned to meet next year at Charlotte. C. W. Parker, of Cbar lotte, - was elected president ; E. F. Hall, of Rdsville;F. P. Dillon, of Monroe, George Sv Boylan, of Wil mington; Q. L. Bernhardt, of Lenoir, and W. E. Brothers, of Faycttevillc, vice presidents; W. B. Summerset, committee W. T. McCoy, of Charlotte; .George C. Royal, of Goldsboro; W. T. Mercer, of Wiimington; G. o. Tucker, of Raleigh. Assaulted and Shot. . Asheville, Special. M. M. Sulli van, a popular young man of Ashe ville, was shot and believed to be fa tally injured by an unknown negro Mr. Sullivan, in company with a lady was on the mountain east of the city when he was assaulted. The city and county officers and a posse of cit izens are now hunting for the negro. At 1 o'clock Mr. Sullivan was alive, but little hope was entertained that he. would survive the night. t mm tttt I Late JVcta t 'Brief A JL, :. WIm. X i rau.3is cf mrasT i t TWm rt t firm KlS FW world. KifMra pT rfft4 -ith the Atsrran Wtk ! b rpm cot&s;iit4 Mwid GMnr lVrr,Ai SU. tk aBtfeor, wa tscariy drots4 hd vi air AttorKy4crl lWnptt J elarr he iU rpntias t exvt the rorprtHr, in fte of eritieira f torn Wail StttL A rur1 mart il h Wti rdrml for Cai. Hftbrtt J. HirUUisrv-r lb chars beinjr tsrrrly a t-chrdl It t Mated that the M.jrtinartUI t Norfolk reeommrudl tke Hrit of Chaplain Hairy Jou fnm ! nary. Mr. J. II. Kdnard. A!at S- rctrv of tie TreattrT. ay Jamndown Ex tuition nay tnt open it irate a Sunday. The court martial which trie! Chaplain Jnre at the NorMl Yard found htm caltv and reeom- ruled I rat lie i uiiic the ervice. The tx-hooner Matrjrie Hart ecujht fire in Hampton Kuad and a eri lv dansa"!. .hthn Drake, 10 yrnr old at Kiru- mond. wns the only p.iM-njrrr im tha hark Prussia. rriited lot in Flind ers Bav, Argentina. Jacob Talley, pi rar old, f Itnan ike. wa !lot and mortally wotindM by Wnricu Arnscutrtut, a crpp. A new set f licirs la wl tin a claim for the $.p0.ir) ctate uf Adol- phu Armstrong who died at tlraftoi W. a., without leafing a will. William T. Jone confessed at Berkley Springs W. Va., that ho killed M. F. Van Gomti in mitaV for Tilden Barne, bo:n he intended to assassinate. The report of the Pennfjlvania Capitol Investigation CctnimiRRion rt-e-omrnended action againt tbow em ecnunl in the alleged fraudulent pro ceedings. J. Warren Hastings, vault clerk at the IV-ton SubtreaMiry, 4.1 yearn iu the service and f4 years old, wan ar rested on the charge of cmbewdiu $3,000. E. H. Harriman, in an intenriew, said he would like to control all the railroads in the UniJeJ Stale anJ that he might answer Chicago and Alton questions if asked again. Five persons were killed by th collapse of a tenement house in Chi- A negro in Tennessee eonfccd murdering two women and waa lynch ed. New York is to have a theatre which fchall nerve a a homn for dra matic art and music and La to cost $1,700,000. In the case of Mrs. Mary 0. Eddy some of her letters were read by the attorney for the next friend to ahow supposed delusions. King Edward met Emperor "Franri Joseph at Ischl and discussed jiulit ical questions. The Bank of England raised he di count rate to 4 1-2 jer cent. One jerson was tilled, 8 are rmw ing ami SO hurt as the result of a German dynamite factory blowing op. Joseph Joachim, the noted violin ist, is dead. On authority of a Government off!' cial the history of ihe alleged prom ise of immunity to the Chicago anJ Alton Railroad was made public. Attorney-General Bonafierte will take up the subject Monday. Secretary Taft has been aked to recommend using the Marine Corpt for coat defense exclusively. The North American fleet will be divided into sections in the annual target practice, and will eotue eloper to real war than have any American ships in practice. - Fully C9.000 nersonw attended the North Carolina Day festirites at tho Jamestown Exposition. It was the greatest day of the fair thua far. Troop A, of the Maryland National Guard, fpent a delightful day at Charleston, W. Va. The race-war trouble at Onan eock have quieted down, although the troops are still there. Judge Mann, of Nottoway county, will be chairman of the Democralie caucus in the Virginia Legilatar?, and Mr. Richard .E. lioyd of Win chester, will probabJj be Speaker. Wall street brokers claim to have advance copies of President Roose velt's speech for August 20. Old Orehard, Maine, vis awept b flames many hotels and cottage beiu destroyed. Attorney for the "next friends" in the Eddy case argued before the mas ters on the supposed incompetency of Mrs. Eddy. The Government is alleged to have numerous Secret Service men on the payrolls of various corporations to get evidence of Anti-Trust law rio lation3. President Small, of the Commercial Telegraphers' Union reached Chicago and his presence was expected U brinng a crisis in the strike.