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THE SEMI-WEEKLY MESSENGER, TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1897.
We hare a hook.
prepared especially for you, which '
we mail free. It treats of the
Ktomach disorders worms, etc
that every child Is liable to and for
which r" ?
i nas Deen successruiiy usea
l I xor a hair century.
I I Oo bottk by mall for K.
The statement of the receipts of cot
ton and naval stores here for the week
ending yesterday can be found in our
Mr. M. A. Moseley, representing
"Barlow Bros., Minstrels," which ap
pear at the opera house on the 26th
inst., pave The Messenger a call last
Yesterday afternoon the wharf at the
riverside depot of the Wilmington,
New Bern and Norfolk railroad, below
Kidder's mill, caught fire, but it wa.
put out by Mr. Kidder's hands. It was
in a good blaze when discovered. It is
supposed to have caught from a
Mr. William Murray whose room in
the Seaboard Air Line building was
gutted by the fire at Front and Grace
streets, February 19th, four d his gold
watch in the debris In the room yes
terday. It was In the bureau among
a lot of clothing and when the bureau
and floor beneath it were burned the
watch lodged on a sleeper that the
floor rested upon. All the gold was
melted from the watch case but the
jvorks seem to be all right.
Mr. Thomas Wilson, of Salem, was
Mr. C. P. Wheeler, of Charlotte, is
among the visitors in the city.
Mr. B. A. Ham, of Monroe, was reg
istered at The Orton yesterday.
Mr. W. S. Dewey, of Fayetteville,
came down to the city last evening.
Mr. W. II. Wigton, of Cumnock, was
among last night's arrivals at The
Mr. W. B. Brice, of Wallace, came
Sown to the city last evening on busi
ness. Miss Mary Middleton, a charming
young lady of Rocky Mount, returned
home yesterday morning after a short
.Visit to Miss S. Mc Arthur of this city.
Homicide at Castle Haynes.
!At Castle Haynes last Wednesday
afternoon, two colored men by the
name of Sam Register and Edward
Bharpless, got into a difficulty over
some lightwood which Register had cut
for Edward Lafferty. It seems that
some of the wood had been condemned
on account of its being rotten, and In
words between Lafferty and Register,
the latter accused sharpless of being
the cause of having the wood refused.
In a subsequent quarrel between Sharp
less and Register, Sharpless shot Reg
ister with a gun, Register died from the
wound early yesterday morning and
Sharpless surrendered himself to Jus
tice James Cowan, at Castle Haynes,
who sent him to jail in this city, com
mitting him without bail. Sharpless
claims that Register assaulted him with
an axe and that he shot him in self de
fense. In response to a telegram from Jus
lice Cowan, Coroner Jacobs went up
yesterday and held an inquest with a
jury consisting of C. C. Bordeaux as
foreman, Luke Grady, George Grady,
Simon Harriss, B. A. Carter and Rich
ard F. Holmes. The testimony of sev
eral witnesses showed that Register
had an axe, but they say he did not at
tempt to use it. The jury found as
their verdict that "the deceased came
to his death from a gun shot wound by
the hands of Edward Sharpless."
Resisted the Officers.
Yesterday afternoon Deputy Sheriff
J. P. Flynn and Deputy Sheriff William
Fonveille, colored, arrested William
Pearsall, colored, in front of the Sea
men's Bethel, for being drunk and dis
orderly. Pearsall resisted the officers but after
they had him under arrest he drew a
razor from his pocket and tried to hand
It to one of his friends, but Deputy
Flynn snatched it away from him and
put it in his pocket. When the officers
got Pearsall to Front and Market
streets, he said he wanted to see an
other of his friends, Sam Jones, a car
penter who is working on Mrs. E. War
ren & Sons store. They obliged him,
and when Jones came up, Pearsall
handed him a long, spring back knife.
Deputy Flynn made him give the knife
to Deputy Fonveille and when he turn
ed the prisoner's arm loose to put the
knife in his pocekt, Pearsall suddenly
dealt Deputy Flynn a vicious blow
"drawing the blood from his forehead.
Deputy Flynn drew his club and gave
Pearsall several rapts on the head and
there was a squally time of it for a
few moments. A big crowd gathered
around and some negroes went to Pear
sall's rescue, aiding and abetting him.'
They stood around and kept back sev
eral white men who started to the aid
of the officers. Some of the white men
mistook the colored deputy for one ol
Pearsall's friends and during the strug
gle they handled him pretty roughly.
Pearsall was carried before Justice
B. H. Bunting and there he carried on
outrageously, almost bringing on an
other row in which white and blacks
were mixed up generally. PearsaTi
cursed and abused Officer Oscar Millis
fearfully, and wanted to get at him. If
seems that he had a grudge against
Mr. Millis, and made a threat that he
would yet give him a whipping.
Persall was sent to jail and will have
a hearing tomorrow at 10 a. m., on the
charge of drunk and disorderly, resist
ing officers in the discharge of their
duty and with carrying a concealed
deadly weapon. He is the man who
was arrested a few months ago on the
charge of snatching a pocket book
from Miss Herring, on Third street.
A Pit.-' & 1
Reminiscence of a Naval Hero cf theWr r
of IK 12 lie Was a Wilmington Boy.
Among the many distinguished naval
officers of the war of 1812 there were
none whose career was more brilliant
and romantic than he whose name
heads thi3 article, and yet how many
of our people are aware of the fact
that his early life was passed in this
i very town. Yet so it was, and in rak
ing among the ashes of the past we
have gathered a few Items concerning
him which may perhaps momentarily
interest a few of our readers.
In the year 1783 an Irishman with
his Tvife and two young children sail
ed from Ireland for America, and
landed first at Charleston, but after
a very brief stay in that place they
removed to Wilmington, and lived, so
.tradition reports, upon the lot at the
corner of Front and Nunn streets, now
the property of Mr. James Sprunt. Not
many months after their settlement
here the parents died and were "buried
in the then common receptacle for the
dead, the graveyard adjoining St.
James church, and the helpless little
ones were left to the cold charity ol
the world. One of those children, but
five years old when thU3 deprived of
the watchful care of his parents, was
Johnston Blakely. He "who tempers
the wind to the shorn lamb" raised up
a friend for that helpless boy in the
person of Edward Jones, a very
prominent member of the har an!d
subsequently solicitor general of the
state. He adopted the orphan hoy, di
rected his education and was as afath
er unto him. When nineteen years of
'age Blakely was appointed a midship-'
man in the United States navy and
his 'talents and aptitude for the duties
of his profession won h'im rapid pro
motion and the war with England in
1812 developed his remarkable ability
In 1814 toe was appointed to the com
mand iof the sloop of dar Wasp and
early in that year he sailed on that
cruise which was one of the most bril
liant in our annals. In June of that
year he appeared off the English coast,
announcing his presence by the cap
ture of the English ship of war Rein
deer after an action of "but nineteen
minutes. He was successful in every
engagement and the ships of the en-
emy who were so unfortuna'te as to
meet him were compelled to adtnowl
edgs his superior powers and to pay
homage to his gallantry and skill. ThQ
country was electrified and awaited his
return to hestow fresh honors on him.
But, alas, he returned no more. On the
4th of November, 1814, the hrig Atlanta
arrived at Savannah wfth dispatches
from Blakely and that was the last
authentic information ever received of
him. Whether he foundered at sea or
went down amid the roar of battle, was
never known, the restless ocean gave
no sign, nor did the wild winds syllahlo
the mystery of his fate.
Thus perished at the early age of 33
years Johnston Blakely, one of the
most gallant officers in our navy and
whom we think we have the right to
claim as a "Wilmington boy, for this
was his first home in America. Therq
it was that his infant days were pass
ed and where he grew into lustjj
youth, and in the old graveyard of 'St.
James' the ashes of his ancestors have
reposed for more than a century. He
wrote his name full high upon thq
scroll of fame and is it at all unreason
able that we should cleaim for our
town a portion of that glory which he
shed upon his country's history.
By his marriage in 1813 he had one
child, a daughter, named Udney, and
the general assemlbly of North Caro
lina in 1816 unanimously decreed that
she should he educated at the expense
of the state, which resolve was faith-
fully carried out. 'She grew to woman
hood, married and moved with her
husband to St. Croix where she died
during the first year ctf her married
Mr. Jones, the patron of Blakely, re
moved from Wilmington to Pittsfboro,
Chatham county, where he died in
Jurors for the United States DistrictConrt
The following have been drawn for
the United States district court which
convenes in Wilmington on the firsf
Monday in May as jurors:
From New Hanover County H. H.
Waxman", Luke Grady, John A. Holt,
J. E. Sampson, W. A. Johnson, L. H.
Vollers, F. W. Ortman, John W. Per
dew. From Sampson County D. P. Dam
aran, William Daughtry, Henry F.
Jackson, Jesse Wilson.
From Onslow Couny William Ever
ett, J. L. Andrews, M. L. Ward, A. J.
Moore, George Rhodes.
From Robeson County Giles Steph
ens, Asbury Rice, T. M. Watson, John
Leach, L. Shaw.
From Duplin County Samuel B.
Newton.W. J.Boney.George B. Giddens,
A. D. Johnson.
From Bladen County Daniel Leo
nard, G. B. Sutton, D. W. Thompson,
Daniel Patterson, Luther Leonard.
From Pender County John E. Dur
ham, W. M. Hand, F. P. Flynn, James
W. Colvin, D. L. Hale, James H. Al
derman. From Brunswick County George H.
Cannon, Asa Dosher, Franklin Swain,
M. C. Guthrie, Jesse Wilson.
From Cumberland County John B.
Brown, James M. Pearce, C. B. McMil
lan, T. H. McLean.
From Columbus County L. G. Stpeh
ens, Richard McDonald, J. E. McRack
en, W. S. Frink.
Jurors are summoned to attend at 10
o'clock a. m., on Tuesday, May 4th.
WILLIAM H. SHAW
ITlie Old Monacacy Makes a Voyage.
Washington, March 19. The old fiat
bottom gunboat Monacacy, which usu
ally rests in the mud at Tien Tsin, year
in and year out, has successfully ac
complished her longest voyage in sev
eral years, a cablegram to the navy de
partment today announcing her safe
arrival at Shanghai where she will be
repaired and made ready for another
winter in the Pei Ho below Peking.
FAYETTEVILLE AND VICINITY
Pythian Lodge of Red Springs In Memo
riam A Good Man Gone Building ai d
(Correspondence of The Messenger.)
Fayetteville, N. C, March 20.
Colonel W. S. Cook, of this city, and
Mr. A. W. McLean, of Lumberton, or
ganized a Pythian lodse at Red Springs
last evening:, Mr. D. S.' Jones being the
' commander installed. Fourteen members
were carried through the different de
grees, and the material of the new lodge
with a formidable membership of about
fifty is very fine. Prominent Pythians
present from Fayetteville were: Messrs.
W. L. Holt. J. R. Williams. J. A. Moore,
R. M. Nimocks, Q. K. Nimocks, A. S.
Rose. H. McGeachey. Thomas Lewis. Jas.
Emmitt, John Underwood. A. J. Cook. W.
J. Ingold. Dr. T. M. Hunter and, perhaps,
one or two others.
A memorial volume Is in preparation of
the life and ministerial services of the
late Rev. Dr. J. C. Huske. Certainly its
publication will be hailed with gladness,
and few will neglect the opportunity of
procuring and cherishing a fitting tribute
to the virtues of one so universally be
loved. The death of Mr. Kelly Sessoms re
moves from our midst one of the best
men of the country an upright, public
spirited citizen, whose business relations
with both Wilmington and Fayetteville
brought him for years Into pleasant con
tact with leading people of the two
How the beautiful earth "moveth her
self aright" under the passionate throb
of nature! A few more such days as this
and Fayetteville will be a parterre of
bloom and fragrance. The monument plot
on St. James' square is taking form un
der improvement: Dr. Marsh's ornamental
grounds overlooking Cross Creek are be
coming "a thing at beauty;" Mr. S. H.
Strange's beautiful cottage on Rowan
street is nearing completion: Mr. Jen
nings will soon move into his recently
bouerht residence on Gillespie street, and
Mr. Ijams will take the dwelling which
Mr. A. J. cook is bunding.
Mr. and Mrs. Powell, of Rhode Island,
who have made their home for the past
two or three winters at the elegant Hotel
LaFayette, are about to bring their visit
to a close for the year. Mr. Powell is an
The Sanctificationists are moving on the
devil's works by way ol Campbellton
(eastern Fayetteville) this time, and your
correspondent is informed that Mr. Cul
breth. a convert of Crumpler, is to lead
the Christian crusade.
Immense trains pass now over the At
lantic Coast Line, freighted with the
dainties of the fair south for the pluto
cratic gourmands further north. But the
season is backward, and the traffic not
yet up to the mark.
The remains of Mrs. Register, who died
at Keyser, sister of Dr. W. C. McDuffie,
Mr. J. R. McDuffie and the late Captain
D. G. McDuffie, will be brought here this
afternoon for interment in the family
burial ground in the cemetery.
Philantropist and Pauper.
There has just died, in the Great Yar
mouth work house, Mr. John Riches,
who a quarter of a century ago was
known to Methodist all over the world
as " the Norfolk Bean Grower." The
older generation of Methodists will re
member the circumstances that gave
him his curious nickname. Riches was
at that time a prosperous farmer and
corn merchant, and the leading lay
preacher in the eastern counties. Pre
siding one night at a meeting in aid
of missfon work, he received from some
person in the audience a bag of beans,
with the request that any tenant of
land who was present should be invited
to grow them and devote the proceeds
to mission work. He accepted the idea
The first year's crop Riches kept for
seed. The second year's crop was
most prolific, and again he kept it. The
third year his land was insufficient to
grow all of them, but his zeal in work
ing out the plan enabled him to per
suade several neighboring farmers to
accommodate him with land. A very
considerable sum was realized, and a
great meeting was organized at Mr.
Spurgeon's tabernacle, at which the
proceeds were handed over to the mis
sion fund. Riches's fame spread abroad
and his portrait was sold everywhere.
Unfortunately he was overtaken by
family troubles and business losses,
and gradually sank into penury, ending
his life this week in a work house at
the age of 71. He surely deserved at
the hands of his coreligionists a better
fate. Westminster Gazette.
Deafness Cannot foe Cnrefl
by local applications as they cannot reach, tha
diseased portion of the ear. There is only ona
way to cure deafness, and that is by constitu
tional remedies. Deafness is caused by an in
flamed condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hear
ing, and when it is entirely closed, Deafness is
the result, and unless the inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to its normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed condition of
the mucous surfaces.
We will giT Ona Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can
not be cured by Hall' s Catarrh Cure. Send Xof
F.J. CHENEY & CO. . Toledo. Ou
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Casualties of tbe Cuban War.
Havana, March 20. Advices received
here today say that the rebels made
an attack upon the town of Cano near
Manzanillo on March 15th and sacked
several houses. The garrison made a
stubborn fight, and finally repulsed the
rebels, who left two of their dead be
hind them. The garrison had one offi
cer and three privates wounded.
According to the data furnished by
the chief of the military staff here, a
Bummary of the operations of the troops
from March 10th to March 19th shows
that 423 rebels have been killed and
eight taken prisoners. Within the
same period the Spanish troops have
lost three officers and forty-two pri
vates killed and sixteen officers and
268 privates wounded. It is also shown
that between the dates mentioned 18i
rebels have surrendered and 164 rifles,
107 machetes and 519 horses have been
captured by the troops.
More of the St. Nazarie' Crew Rescued
New York, March 20. The Kaiser
Wilhelm arrived in Hoboken today
from the other side. The logbook
shows that at 1:30 o'clock on Wednes
day afternoon last, while in latitude
40.7 north, and longitude 49.29 west, tl e
Kaiser Wilhelm passed the English
tramp Yanariva, bound for the other
side. The Yanariva signaled the Kais
er Wilhelm, but owing to some mistake
the signals were not plainly under
stood. Chief Officer Denneman, of the
Kaiser Wilhelm said this evening that
as far as they could make out, the sig
nals were "sixteen, St. Nazarie.
French." It Is possible that this means
that sixteen of the shipwrecked people
from the French steamer St. Nazarie
are on board the tramp bound for Eng
land. The Yanariva will not reach the
other side until Thursday or Friday.
The first officer thought the officers of
the Yanariva knowing the Kaiser Wil
helm would reach port first, wanted
her to make a report.
Tobacco Factory Burned.
Winston, N. C, March 19. The tobac
co factory of H. E. Robertson & Son.
. o.i iuwiuituic, u utrs ii tru uy lire
J last night. The loss is heavy with lit-
tip Insnranp i
An Utter Failure.
The United States Agricultural De
partment in reporting on Free Seed
"While one purpose of the law was
to secure reports from the receivers
as to results of actual experiment the
reports actually received did not
amount to one-hundredth of one per
cent, of the persons supplied. Nor were
those received sufficiently definite to
be of any practical service. A careful
review of the department reports, es
pecially those of the chiefs of the seed
division during the past decade, in
which over $1,100,000 was expended for
free seed distribution, fails to reveal
a single instance of benefit to agricul
ture attributable to this distribution.
"Of hundreds of papers, mostly agri
cultural, received at the department
not one is found to commend the dis
tribution, many of them persistently
ridicule it, most of them condemn it,
while grange associations and other
agricultural bodies have adopted res
olutions to the same effect."
Cultivator and Country Gentleman,
of Albany, N. Y., says:
"If congressmen wish to make pres
ents of seeds to their bucolic and oth
er constituents, they should do so at
their own and not at Uncle Sam's ex
pense. The sending out of seeds of
particular kinds for trial in various
sections of the country, to be acknowl
edged by reports when results have
been noted, is a practice which may
result in great benefit to agriculture;
but the dealing out of ordinary vege
table and flower seeds (costing the do
nors nothing) by congressmen to every
Tom, Dick and Harry who chooses to
apply for them (and to many who do
not), entailing extra labor and expense
on the post-office department, is a
mighty poor, business. It is well known
that many persons write for seeds and?
then sell them, which is theft of the
meanest kind, though one of many bad
results which might be expected to ac
crue from such irrational appropria
tions." A dispatch from Paris, Texas, says:
"The post-office here has a white ele
phant on its hands in the shape of bien
nial supply of garden seed that has
been sent out by Congressman D. B.
Culberson to his constituents. There
are seen in the consignment for par
ties who have been dead for fifteen
years and for others who have remov
ed from this section nearly as many
years ago. The quantity of seeds sent
to this office for distribution is enor
mous." Those in favor of abolishing free dis
tribution of seeds, by the government,
should write at once to their United
States senators and congressional rep
resentatives, urging them to vote
against any appropriation for free
Back to Old Principles.
Alfordsville, N. C, March 19.
I notice in your Raleigh letter of a
few days ago that the regular populists
want to get back in line with the dem
ocrats, hut want us to change our
name. The only mean thing the dem
ocratic party has done, and the oniy
thing it ought to be ashamed of, was
stealing the populist 'platform at Chi
cago last summer. Would it not be
best for us to give the populists back
their platform and get back to the
pure, unadulterated, old fashioned
principles of democracy? And if the
regular populist don't want to keep the
Chicago monstrosity they might give
it to 'the bolting or Pritchard wing
and come back to their first love, the
good old democratic party, with 'its
old fashioned, unadulterated princi
ples, and help us redeem the good old
state and take it out of the hands of
the miserable set that is now degrad
ing it. If we ever expect to win in the
state or in the United States, we must
stop pandering to or following after
the delusions of the Peffers, Simpsons,
Atgelds, Tillmans, and Butlers, and
come back to 'the good old common
sense principles of pure democracy; if
we will do this we can win; if we con
tinue to pander to and follow after
populistic delusions we cannot, and do
not deserve to win. Yours truly,
What Are We Coming To ?
This is a very curious world; but it
is inhabited by much queerer people.
For instance, the irreverent Sam Jones
has been holding irreli'gious services
(worse than Bob Ingersoll's) at Atlan
ta, Ga., for some time, and it is said
that on last Sunday over 30,000 people
attended two meetings which he ad
dressed in his ieculir style. What
that style is has been shown repeated
ly, not only to he sacreligious fiummerjf
but filthy hlasphemy and scurrilous
rot. At one of his collections "for the
cause" of Sam Jones at Atlanta, he
thus wound up hi3 appeal, according
to The Journal of that city:
"Now, brethren," said Mr. Jones,
"comes that ubiquitous, inevitable col
lection. It must he taken up, for some,
of you fellows seem to prefer to give
in broken doses. You seem to be deal
ing in homeopathy instead of allo
pathy. Some of you fellows give a
penny and have your whole family sit
ting by you, you old hound. Some of
you 'possum-eared rascals pay a quar
ter to get Into the peanut gallery at
the theatre and won't give a nickel to
this cause. If you haven't got any
money give us a ldck of your hair.
If you are ibald-headed, spit in the
Gracious heavens! But then Jones
may know his crowd. Yet to think that
there were some decent people in that
crowd. possibly ladies! Norfolk Pilot,
Serious Charges Against a Naval Officer
Washington March 20. Rumors
which recently reached the navy de
partment affecting Commander Dennis
W. Mullan, causing his detachment as
commander of the Pensacola navy yaro!
several weeks ago, are to be investi
gated and for that purpose a court of
inquiry has been 'ordered from Wasr
ington to meet at the Pensacola navy
yard next Thursday, the 25th Inst. The
precise nature of the reports is not di
vulged, but they are said to relate to
occurrences while the officer command
ed the yard during the past year which
would seriously affect his stananjfa if
Commander Mullan was one of the
heroes of the Samoan disaster in
March, 1889, when three United States
vessels, the Trenton, the Vandalia and
the Nipsic, and two German gun boats
were forced upon the beach and grouna
to pieces. He was In command of the
Nipsic, and by a curious coincidence
Captain Farquhar, who will now inves
tigate the rumors concerning him com
manded the flagship Trenton at the
Asheville Citizen: A recent Raleigh let
ter said that the shape into which the
lease question had been put by the gov
ernor put out of the bounds of possibil
ity fusion of the populists and democrats.
If that should be the fact, then we have
made some gain out of the jangle.
Straight democracy forevr!
k HEW DIRECTORATE
FOR THE ATLANTIC AND NOUTH
The Old Board to Content the Legality of
tbe Appointment Executive Depart
ment Officials in a Quandary The Finest
Crystal of 3Iica Ever Mined To Endow
St. Mary's School Novel Prize Fight Bet.
Death of W. G. Burkhead-Juoting Ktu
sell's Old Letters on Him.
Messenger Bureau, Park Hotel,
Raleigh, N. C. March 19.
Yesterday afternoon there was a
meeting of the board of internal im
provements, at which Governor Rus
sell and J. C. L. Harris were present.
C. A. Cook, the other member, being
at Washington. It was decided to ap
point a new hoard of directors of the
Atlantic and North Carolina railway.
It was also decided that no informa
tion as to the matter was to be given
out until today, when the commissions
were issued. Nevertheless, the news
"leaked." Today the following letter
was sent each member of the old di
rectorate: "You are hereby notified
that at a meeting of the hoard of in
ternal improvements, composed of the
governor, Cook and Harris, held today,
you were removed as a member of the
board of directors."
Today commissions were issued to
the new board, as follows: Robert
Hancock (who is to be president), T.
D. Hewitt, William H. Sawyer, Council
Wooten, John F. Mewhorne, W. J.
Pope, E. H. Meadows.
The old hoard will not retire without
a legal contest and decision. Tts mem
bers claim that the new act, taking
the road out of their hands, is uncon
stitutional in several features.
The executive department people are
in a quandary as to the Asheville
charter act. One of the great features
of this was a provision that the gov
ernor should appoint a police justice,
who as far as all trials are concerned,
was to displace the mayor. But the
plan to commission this police justice
fails, it seems. The act as ratified is
not as introduced. The very portion
wrhich provoded for the appointment is
gone. The private secretary who ex
amined the bill says he cannot see that
there is any power to appoint.
Benjamin Knight, 60 years old, died
at the soldiers' home this " morning.
During the war he served in Compa
ny H, Thirtieth regiment ,of Cumber
land. The largest and finest crys'tal of
mica ever discovered was placed in
the state museum yesterday. It weighs
104 pounds, and came from the Bowen
mine, in 'Macon county. It is worth
It has rained every day in March
save two. It is asserted that farm
work was never more backward.
The purpose of the three Episcopal
dioceses in this state is to raise $100,000
for the endowment of St. Mary's fe
male school here.
At the term of court which begins
here next week three persons will be
tried for murder.
The most amazing wager on record
in this state was made at Durham
and was settled tonight. W. E. Hol
man, colored, agreed to eat a baked
cat if Corbett was defeated in the
Victor Dockery, son of Hon. Oliver
H. Dockery, is appointed steward of
Republican State Chairman Holton
will get the place of United States at
torney for the Western district. There
had 'been a long contest for this be
tween him and Marshall Mott.
Late last night William G. Burk
head, of Whiteville, died here of
Bright's disease. He was a lawyer
and a son of the late Rev. Dr. L. S.
Burkhead, a widely known Methodist
preacher, and was 41 years of age. He
was reading clerk in the legislature
four terms. His wife is a daughter of
the late Edward Gayle, of Portsmouth
Some of the newspapers are pub
lishing extracts from a letter of Gov
ernor Russell to The New York Tri
bune in 1888, in which he say3 of the
southern states that "the extreme
remedy is for congress to declare that
they have violated the fundamental
conditions under which they were re
admitted to the union and remand
them to a territorial status."
Left Her Secretary S4O.OOO.0OO.
(New York World.)
It is seldom that a private secre
tary reaps such a magnificent windfall
as "Mr. John Scott Murray, who is
found to have been constituted by the
will of the late Lady Wallace, the
hief legatee of her enormous fortune.
The latter may he roughly computed
at about $40,000,000. At the time when
Sir Richard Wallace succeeded to the
property of his brother, the fourth
Marquis of Hertford, probate duty
was paid upon personality in England
to the extent of $18,000,000.
This did not include either the ex
tensive estates of the Marquis in Eng
land, Scotland and Ireland, nor yet his
possessions on the continent, where he
spent the major portion of his life, only
rarely visiting England. Indeed, it was
stated at the time of his demise that
by far the larger moiety of his fortune
was located abroad.
At the death of Bir Richard Wallace
In 1890 he left everything that he pos
sessed to his widow, and it is well
known that he had vastly increased
his great fortune during the twenty
years that he enjoyed it by means of
extensive sales of real estate. Lady
Wallace now has died, and while leav
ing the magnificent and priceless art
collections formed hy Sir Richard Wal
lace and by the late Marquis of Hert
ford to the Brisish nation, she has
bequeathed everything else, not to her
grandchildren, hut to the stalwart and
good looking young Englishman who
after serving her hushand for years
as prK-ate secretary fulfilled the same
duties for her after his demise and
became the inseparable companion of
It must be admitted that Mr. "Mur
ray was invaluable to both Sir Rich
ard and Lady Wallace as private sec
retary. Not only did he possess per
fect tact and excellent breeding, but,
moreover, he was so pleasant faced,
so comely, such an impersoniflcation of
exubriant health ami athletic vigor
that It did one good to look at him
Moreover, he was always good temper
ed, even when Sir Richard and Lady
Wallace were most irritable and blue
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WHAT DID UK MKAX?
Corbett Talked In a Strange Way to Silr
Before the Fight and ;.t u Kven
Carson. Nev., March 1?. Iu: Wtrc
the fight an interesting conversation
took place in Corlnts dressing ro.m
at the arena, between the ex-vham;-:,:i
and Referee George Si'.er. Coi-t-tt
"George, I want to win this ns'ht
"How do you think that you are tru
ing to win It that you make such a
remark as that?" asked Siler.
"Oh, I don't mean any reflection on
you," rejoined Corbett. "But there ar
lots or my friends from San Franos.-i
at the ringside, and they will not
stand it to see me lose. If Martin Ju
lian goes into that ring, he will have
the whole top of his head blown off."
"That means, I supioso." said Siler.
"that if I don't do just right the whole
top of my head will be blown off."
"Not at all." Corbett replied; "lmt
my friends will not stand for me to
"I will tell you one thing." sail Filer,
"and that is, the very best you are
going to get out of this thing will N
an even break. That Is all you are en
titled to, and it Is all you are going to
get. That is all Fitzsimmons has cmi
ing to him and he will get Just that and
nothing more. It is possible that I may
lose my head and make a mistake, but
I am going to 1k careful and I will .vee
that both of you will get an even break
and nothing more."
Corbett again declared that he had
not meant that any attempt would !
made to intimidate the referee, but
that he feared the feelings of his
friends could not be restrained in case
they saw him losing. The end of the
fight, however, was so quick and so
decisive that there was no rxm for
argument on the part of seconds, Cor
bett or any one else.
Still More Stringent It men in Furre-Ie
crlption of the Guns to Ito l'Ured at
Steps have been taken by the war de
partment to further guard the seaeoast
defences from inquisitive inspection ,y
persons who ought not to know what
precautions the United States have
taken for protection in time .f war.
The work at Fort Casw ell is progress
ing satisfactorily. The force of carpen
ters has been somewhat reduced for the
present now that the quarters and
sheds are built. The leveling of the
sand hills still continues. The three 8
inch guns that will be mounted are
of the most effective made. Each of the
guns is about twenty-three feet long,
and weighs fourteen tons. Each is
capable of throwing a 300 pound shot
eight miles. At a distance of four miles
the shot would penetrate nine inches of
the hardest steel.
Hut the peculiar merit of these great
rifles is the fact that they are mounted
on "disappearing" carriages. When the
gun is lired the forte of the recoil
throws it back till it is no longer in
balance; both gun and carriage then
fall merely by the force of gravity, till
they are entirely concealed, leaving an
enemy nothing to bombard but a bar
To prevent the great weight of the
gun from falling back with a shock, a
cylinder and piston arrangement is at
tached to each side of the carriage.
This checks the force of the fall just
as the cylinder and piston attachment
at the top of a door with a heavy
spring to prevent the door from slam
ming. The cylinder on tbe door frame
contains nothing but air, but the cylin
ders on the gun carriage are filled with
The rifles are mounted in a great
semi-circular trench twenty-five feet
deep, paved with concrete. In front of
them is a wall of concrete twenty-five
feet thick, and in front of that again,
is an earth embankment from twenty
five to forty feet thick.
Behind this friendly barrier, and be
low the level of its upper edge, the
great gun is loaded in safety. Ingeni
ous mechanical devices enable the men
to handle the monster to load and
move and direct it as easily as if it
were a child's toy.
A lift attached to the gun itself raises
the 300-pound shell, the gunners push it
into the breech, follow It with two fifty
pound bags of powder, attach the prim
er and adjust the lanyard. The ma
chinery is set in motion, and the gun
slowly rises till it clears the top of ihr.
embankment and sweeps the bay.
There is no necessity for a pause,
even to take aim. The gun has M . n
sighted before it was raised to the firing
position. The lanyard is pulled, there
is a roar that can be heard twenty
miles, the great gun settles gracefully
back, and the gunners are already put
ting In a second charge while the offi
cers watch through their field glasses
for the effect of the first shot, far down
The aiming of the gun before it Is
raised to the firing position is accom
plished by the range-finder, an ingeni
ous device which determines the dis
tance of the target. As experiments
have shown Just how much a projectile
will "drop" in traveling a given dis
tance, the angle of elevation at whi h
the gun must be discharged is easily
determined. The carriage is so con
structed that before it raises it can be
set to level the gun poised at the de
Savannah. Ga., April 26, 1883.
Having used three bottles of P. P. P.
for Impure blood and general weakness
ana having derired great benefit from
the same, having gained 11 pounds in
weight in four weeks. I take great
pleasure In recommending It to all un
Office of J. N. McElroy, Drug i?t,
Orlando, Fla.t April 20, 1&91.
Messrs. Llppman Bros., Savannah,
Dear Sirs:--I sold three bottles of P.
P. P. large size yesterday, and one bot
tle small size today.
The P. P. P. cured my wife of rheu
matism winter before last. It came,
back on her the past winter and a half
bottle, $1.00 size, relieved her again, and
she has not had a symptom since.
I sold a bottle of P. P. P. to a friend
of mine, one of the turk s, a small
one, took sick and his wife gave It a
teaspoonful, that was In the evening,
and the little fellow turned over like
he was Jt-ad. but next morning was
tip hollowlr.g and well.
j. n. Mcelroy.
Savannah, Ga.. March 17, 1891.
Messrs. Lippman Bros.. Savannah, Ga:
Dear Sirs I have suffered from rheu
matism for alonff time and did not
find a cure until I found P. P. P. which
completely cured me.
ELIZA F. JONES.
18 Orsjurs 8L. SaTvnnah. Ga.
Thereport was out in Washington Mon
day that W. R. Henry will be apponted
postmaster at Charlotte.