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Ttt ING AS TO DISPENSARIES
COTICZ'S NCU POSITION
1 i ll ttl
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Why He Quit the Office
of Chief of Police.
Testifies In tlie Dockery-Bellamy Con
test a to the State of Affairs In Wil
mington About Election Time i,ast
Fall Copies of The .Hessenger i Evi
dence .nelton Explains the Words
I5 6" and Tells Why it Was
Changed to the "His 5."
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh. N. C April 20.-The taking
of evidence in the Dockery-Bellamy
congressional election contest was re-
Bumed here today. The evidence of the
netrro Russell, chairman of the Sixth
congressional district republican com
mittee, yesterday, showed that he felt
no interest In the campaign, and if he
felt that way it is easy to see that the
other republicans were more than, luke
Melton, the ex-chief of police of Wil
imington, was on hand promptly Today
rrUm ,.vrioTr Tt is said he has a
Lj cr a--.
great desire to get back to Wilming
ATitnn was the first witness. He tes
tified Tie had no occupation, was a pop
ulist and was chief of police during the
last campaign. He had lived in Wil-
minc-ton all his life, except five years
Busbee objected to his testimony on
the same ground as 'on yesterday.
Melton testified that guns were car
ried in the streets of Wilmington day
and nteht. For several days preceding
the election -they were in the hands of
fcverv man in the central part of the
town. People were terrorized from
voting. The witness and others receiv
ed cross-bones or pamphlets saying
they would be killed if any trouble
arose with the negroes. His friends
told him he was liable to be killed.
The witness identified certain copies
of The Messenger presented as evidence
and said threats were made in The
Messenger and The Dispatch.
Attorney Dockery showed the witness
a copy of The Messenger with the
headline: "Remember the Big 6," and
asked what it meant.. Melton replied:
"I understood that six of us were to
-be killed 'the governor, G. Z. French,
TV. H. Chadbourn, F. W. Foster, C P.
Lockey and myself. These comprised
the big six. Chadbourn wrote one let
ter explaining the situation, which did
ftgrn to please the democrats, and
a i:i.:JAaii8o nr n'ther hp wrote a
x.yjL ovui- - -
second letter refuting, in large meas
ure what he had previously written.
Then the 'Big 6' was changed to the
'Big 5, and Chadbourn was excepted
as an immune from slaughter.'?
"' A copy of The Messenger contain
r ing Waddell's speech was put in evi
Z4 dence. Busbee entered objections to
each question asked.
In reply to a question Melton said
the number of guns in Wilmington was
estimated at 3,000. There were two or
ganizationsthe "Red Shirts" and the
'Rough Riders.',' Theodore Swan and
Mike Dowling were captains of the two
organizations, respectively. No threats
against the witness life were made
until the day of election. He related
various acts committed by the "Red
Shirts," and said the appointment of
Russell, Pritchard, Butler and Dockery
to speak in Wilmington was canceled
"because they were told blood-shed
i would follow if they spoke. He said
tthe fusionists did not put out a county
ticket because of the threats made,
and 'that the negroes told him they
would net vote, since they thought
more of their lives than of politics. He
said it was reported to him that in the
Tenth precinct, before the vote was
counted, armed men entered, blew out
the lights and stuffed one of the ballot
Jxxes. He did not see the destruction
Of The Record office, "but saw the armed
men going there. The crowd then scat
tered and took possession of the town.
The officials were forced to resign.
Melton said George Rountree advised
him in a friendly way to resign, and
told him if he did not he could not be
responsible for the consequences. Mel
This afternoon Melton gave a graphic
description of his exit from Wilming
ton and said he was so mad he wanted
to die. On cross-examination by Bus
bee he admitted there had been much
Incendiarism in Wilmington prior to
last election, and Instanced the fire on
Robinson & Kink's tar yard, Calder's
wharf, two fires across the river,
where 1,000 barrels of rosin were burn
ed," a school house on Fifth street, and
one on Seventh street, and the small
pox hospital. He also admitted that
Ithe chamber of commerce asked pro
tection from their existing political
This testimony was adduced to show
that the citizens of Wilmington pro
cured and carried guns for the pro
tection of life and property and not for
Intimidation of negro voters.
There was rather, an amusing inci
dent today in connection with the tak
ing of testimony in this case. It was
being taken in Judge PurnefTs office
in the federal building. This afternoon
Revenue Collector Duncan, who is cus-
' todian of the building, gave notice that
it was a private matter and that it
!was improper,to take evidence in the
government building. This afternoon's
hearing was in a lawyer's office.
The commissioner of insurance yes
terday Issued licenses to 200 agents and
; Bub-agewts of insurance companies and
today and tonight to 800 , more.
By the State Treasurer Which Daises a
Ianh Among Lawyers New Insur
ance L.aw-Little Fruit but Plenty of
Barries Yonnc White Woman In the
Raleigh, N. C, April 20.
Judge Purnell, of the United States
district court, returned today from
Elizabeth City, where he held a term
of court, or rather went through the
form, for there was not a case triqd.
There are very few United States com
missioners in that section and as yet
the illicit fiistilleries have not begun
operations In that part of the state,
though they are slowly but steadily
Two cases of smallpox were yester
day taken to the pesthouse. One of
these was the daughter of the negro
Albert Evans, who ran away last Sat
urday and who has never been caught.
The negroes say they cjnnot under
stand why white people do not have
the disease. In two or thiee houses tne
purniture. etc.. has been burned. At
some of these places no yellow flags
are displayed, but there is a guard day
State Treasurer Worth s ruling that
at the dispensaries liquor can be sold
only on prescription by a physician Js
laughed at by some of the lawyers. It
is quite certain that a test case will be
made. It certainly was not the inten
tion of the legislators to have any
such provision in the bilL That was
made very clear by their speeches.'1 No
doubt the matter will soon go into tne
courts. It is very safe to say that the
dispensaries will not be broken up.
Under the new law all Are insurance
losses in this state must be promptly
reoorted to the 'insurance Commission
er. Blank reports were sent out today.
The cost of license for a life insurance
company is $281, fire $231, accident or
surety $131. May 1st a list will be pud
lished of all companies licensed to do
business and there will then be strict
ness as to the holding of licenses by
agents and sub-agents. License, is
first granted to a company and then to
its agents and sub-agents.
The "bal poudre" given by the young
ladies of Raleigh last evening, was a
handsome affair and fifty couples danc
ed, a number of the participants being
from other places and states.
Persons who came here today from
Southern Pines say there is a very
small attendance at the "business
men's convention," to which Governor
Mr. W. L. Baxter, of Ridgeway,well
known as a fruit and berry grower,
tells me that there will be hardly any
fruit this year, but plenty of berries.
He came here yesterday from Southern
Pines and says the friut there will not
more than supply those who grow it,
and that he does not think a crate of
peaches will be shipped. Van Lindsey
has cut down and burned 50,000 peach
trees all of his old peach orchard
ruined by the San Jose scale. His
young orchard is coming on and it is
said he will replant his old orchard.
Three young white female convicts
arrived here today from Caswell coun
ty. They were all country girls, con
victed of larceny and receiving.
The prisoners in the jail here were
vaccinated today. There were twelve
United States prisoners.
The examining committee of the Ag
ricultural and Mechanical College
recommends that the position of biol
ogist and veterinarian, now held by
Cooper Curtice, who was put in toy the
fusionists, be abolished.
TIIK CUBAN MUSTER. ROLLS
To be Accepted by General Brooke
Americans to Accept No Pay
Havana, April 20. Governor General
Brooke, in the distribution of the $3,
000,000 to the Cuban soldiers, has de
termined to treat the Cuban officers
as soldiers and gentlemen and not to
endeavor to go behind the rolls they
submit; hence the Cuban lists will be
accepited on their face with the elimi
nations, as previously cabled namely,
those who e'ntered the army after July,
1898, and those who are actually hold
ing office. Any Cuban named on the
lists who is identified by his captain
will get a share. General Gomez will
also probably - receive a share. The
names of several American newspaper
correspondents are among the privates.
Those men who are now in Havana ask
that the word "Honorary" be put after
their names and announce that they
will not take their portions.
Lionel E. G. Carden, British consul
general at Havana, has notified Colo
nel Tasker H. Bliss, secretary of the
treasury department at Havana, that
he consents to act in consular matters
for the United States and will certify
Adjournment of tne Pennsylvania Leg
Harrisburg, Pa., April 20. The ses
sion of the general assembly of 1899
adjourned finally at noon .today after
having been In session a little over a
month and a half. The session was one
of the shortest in the etate's history,
and was fraught with interest through
out by reason of the spirited contest
for United States senator. It closed
without the election of a successor to
Matthew Stanley Quay, and - unless
Governor Stone calls an extra session
in which there should be an election,
Pennsylvania will have only one rep
resentative in the United States sen
ate the next two years.
On account of the failure of the leg
islature to pass such legislation -as-would
have wiped out the deficiency of
$3,000,000 in the state treasury and cov
ered the estimated ordinary expenses
of the state government for the next
two years, it is not improbable that
an extra session! will be called.
BECOMING A IIOTHEB.
A Sure Way to Avoid Banger.
Every true woman wants to be a
moth&r. A baby, is the dream of her life
the crowning glory 6i womanhood
true happiness can never be known
without; the blessings a child brings.
Yet the ordeal through which all
mothers mpst bass is so full of pain,
anxiety and fear, that many a young
life is sacrificed because of the inability
to undergo the struggle of childbirth. N
It is not necessary to suffer in bring'
ing new life into the world. By the
use of "Mother's Friend," the suffer
ing and danger can be avoided, and
the hoar robbed of itsMread and pain.
This remedy is praised by thousands
who have tested it. Every woman is
anxious to learn how to avoid the
pain and suffering which may be in
store for her. The little book, "Before
Baby is Born," will be sent free to anj
address upon application to the Brad
field Begulator Co., Atlanta,4 Georgia.
&II HLIUG SIGH THAI her own way of giving notice that assist
ance is needed. She does not ask for
HATUKE IS APPEALING W'rfeoJ-
the system is accumulating impurities which
PAH HP I P must 1)6 gotten rid theT are an urgent appeal for assistance
lull l ILL! i a warning that can not safely be ignored.
iu uexurct io puniy iae oiooa at tnis
im- Laeans more than the annoyance of painful boils and
lnsihtly pimples. If these impurities are allowed to
remain, the system succumbs to any ordinary illness, and is
inable to withstand the many ailments which are so
prevalent during spring and summer.
Mrs. L. Gentile, 2004 Second Avenue, Seattle. Wash.,
jays : ' I was afflicted for a long time with pimples, which
were very annoying, as they disfigured my face fearfullv.
after using many other remedies in vain, S. S. S. promptly
ind thoroughly cleansed my blood, and now I rejoice in
i good complexion, which I never had before."
vapi. w . n. uuniap, oi xne A. l. b.
R. R.. Chatranooea. Tenn.. writes;
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" Several boils and carbuncles broke out upon me, causing"
great pain and annoyance. My blood seemed to be in
a riotous condition, and nothing I took seemed to do
any good. Six bottles of S. S. S. cured me completely
and my blood has been perfectlv pure ever since."
8. 3. 8. FOR THE BLOOD
is the brt- Mnnd
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ind is the only one that is absolutely free from potash and mercury. It
rTfTrntlv nnrifips the blood nnA thoronp-hlT rlpflncoe tha crcfom ,,
the general health and strength. It cures Scrofula, Eczema, Cancer, Rheuma
tism. Tetter. Boils, Sores, etc., by going direct to the cause of the trouble and
forcing out all impure blood. "
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SPEAKER KEED TO RESIGN
He Will Move to New York and Become
Member of a Prominent Law Firm
New York, April 19. It is announced
here that Speaker Thomas B. Reed has
accepted the offer to become a member
of the law firm of Simpson, Thacher &
Barnum, in this city. It is understood
that Mr. Reed will resign his seat in
congress and remove to New York.
The statement has been made that Mr.
Reed is guaranteed a yearly income of
$50,000. Before settling down here, Mr.
Reed will make a protracted visit to
The Mail and Express says that Mr.
Barnum, of the law firm, said that Mr.
Reed had already practically become a
member of the firm, but would not en
ter actively upon his new duties until
after he had taken a brief vacation in
Europe. The final decision was not
made by Mr. Reed until all the details
of his acceptance of their offer were
arranged. Mr. Barnum could not say
exactly when the speaker would leave
for his European sojourn or just how
long he would remain.
When asked if he would tender his
resignation to the house, Mr. Reed
said: 'T would rather not talk on that
subject; in fact, I have not given the
matter any consideration as yet." The
speaker declined to talk about his busi
ness transactions or intentions, and
wras equally reticent as to whether he
would take up his residence in , this
city after his return from Europe,
where he intends to pass the greater
part of the coming summer.
Utica, N. Y., April 19. Congressman
James S. Sherman was told today that
Speaker Reed had decided to enter the
practice of-law in New York. He heard
the news with evident pleasure.
, "If that is true," he said, "I am a
candidate for the speakership." '
THE THRILLING EXPERIENCE
Of an American Who' Was Shot, lint
Only Wounded, by Order of a Court
' Martial in Nicaragua
New Orleans, April 19. Dr. A. Chap
man, of Courtland, Miss., twice report
ed dead, has arrived here on the steam
er Franklin from Bluefields, Nicara
gua. Dr. Chapman, who was a surgeon
in the insurgent army, tells a thrilling
story of his escape from President Ze
laya's forces. He was captured on
February 24th near Rama, while in
company of Stephen Powers, an Eng
lish subject, and also a member of the
revolutionary party. A court-martial
followed the capture, the men being
tried as spies. They were condemned,
and sentenced to be shot.
A strange feature of the affair was
that the sentence was actually carried
out. "Stephen Powers fell dead at the
first fire, but Chapman was merely
wounded in the left arm. He fell to the
ground, however, and thinking they
had killed him, they walked off. Chap
man made his way to Bluefields.
Jack Martin; the American gunner
of the "San Jacinto, who was captured
by Zelaya's soldiers, has been tried and
convicted. Sentence had not been fin
ally pronounced when i Chapman left.
Martin will undoubtedly be shot.jj
Bismarck's Iron Nerve
Was the result of his splendid health.
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and the success they brine. us Dr.
King's New Life Pills. They develop
every power of brain and body. Only
25c at R. R. Bellamy's drug store.
The Southern Gets Another Hallway
New York, April 20. Regarding tele
graphic advicesj as to the sale of the
Birmingham and Southern railroad,
President Spencer, of the Southern
railway, today said an agreement had
been reached with the Tennessee Coal
and Iron Company under wihch the
Southern, railway and the Louisville
and Nashville will jointly purchase the
Birmingham and Southern: railroad,
which is the property of the Tennessee
Coal and Iron Company.
The Dreyfus Case r
Paris, April 19. The cabinet council
today considered the Dreyfus affair and
it Is semi-officially denied this evening
that the government is spurring the
court of cassation to give a hasty judg
According to The Soir, a private sit
ting of the court has decided upon
the confrontations which, win occur
probably next Monday.
BIG COUNTERFEITING C ASE
The Amount of Stamps Conuterleited
Not Known Working up of the
Washington, April 20 The officials
of the internal . revenue bureau are un
able even to approximate the amount
of the counterfeit revenue stamps
made use of by the Lancaster Pennsyl
vania cigar manufacturers who were
placed under arrest yesterday.
Several months ago the agents of the
bureau received information that there
was something wrong with these fac
tories and at once set about uncovering
it, but had not proceeded far before
they became aware, that the secret ser
vice agents were watching the factories
for another purpose, and at the request
of Secretary Gage, the internal revenue
officers were directed to abandon the
A special revenue agent from Phila
delphia is now in charge of the facto
ries and as soon as possible will locate
thesupply of blue paper from which
the stamps were printed. The manu
facturers of cigars are required by law
to furnish an indemnity bond to comply
with the revenue laws, and it is as
sumed that the amount of the bonds re
quired in these two cases will nearly,
if not entirely, cover the loss the gov
ernment might otherwise have sus
tained. Mr. Moran, the assistant to Chief
! Wilkie of the secret service, has re
turned from Philadelphia, where .he
aided in the arrest of the engravers.
The evidence against all of the parties
under arrest, he says, is overwhelming.
The maximum term of imprisonment in
; such cases is fifteen years under each
. indictment, and in most of the cases he
thinks at least four indictments will
be sustained by the court.
State of Ohio, County of Toledo,)
! Lucas County. )ss.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
Is the senior partner of the firm of F.
J. Cheney & Co., doing business in the
City of Toledo, County and State
aforesaid, and that said firm will pay
the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOL
LARS for each and every case of Ca
tarrh that cannot be cured by the use
of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed
in my presence, this 6th day of De
cember, A. D. 1886.
(Seal.) A. W. GLEASON.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally and acts directly on the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Send ar testimonials, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Site for the Atlanta Penitentiary
Washington, April 20. Attorney
General Griggs today returned from
Atlanta where he has been to examine
; the sites offered by the city for the new
national prison for which congress ap
propriated $S15;000. The choice lies
between what are known as the Geor
,gia Central and the Dickey sites. The
latter is considered the most desirable,
but it Is the more expensive and the
attorney general' does not feel like sad
dling the city of Atlanta with too much
I the owner of the Dickey site asking for
a specific proposition and if it is not
satisfactory the Georgia Central site
will be selected.
Fire in the New York Penitentiary
'New Yo k, April 20. A fire broke
out in the hospital of the penitentiary
on Blacks ell's island this afternoon,
and. did damage to the value of about
$20,000. The hospital was located in
the southern end of the penitentiary
and when the flames were discovered,
the convicts in the place were allowed
to pass out onto the island. There
were twelve men and six women in the
hospital at the time, but they were
quickly removed from danger. A
number of convicts and attendants
rushed up into the wards and carried
the patients down to safety. No one
was hurt. The flames were confined
to the one section of the large building.
A positive denial is given, from an
undoubted source, to the reports) of the
proposed retirement of Secretary Al
Me Favors American Protectorate l'n
til Cuba Is Completely Parlficated.
Tolsuea71anlleto Decreased Death
Kate In Havana '
Havana, April 19. General Maximo
Gomez has determined to announce to
the people of Cuba his support of an
American protectorate until such time
as a stable. Independent government
may be founded. This announcement
would have been made tomorrow, had
he been able to work upon the mani
festo today; but that was Impractica
ble, because he passed the entire time
with his two sons and his daughter,
who will sail for Santo Domingo to
morrow. To the correspondent of the Associ
ated Press, General Gomez made it
known that he intends to take this
step after consulting th views of the
leading men in hi following. He is
content to co-operate with the Amer
icans until the island is pacified, the
rural police organized, the Cuban sol
diery at work and insular reconstruc
tion far advanced. No definite period
for the occuiation by the Americans
will be mentioned, but the manifesto
will favor a cessation of the agitation
for the immediate withdrawal of the
united States troops.
The declaration will be so worded
as to retain the support of those who
desire independence, yet will illustrate
the necessity of American assistance.
Governor General Brooke is aware of
the purposes of Gomez, and ha talked
with him about them. The announce
ment will include a recital of the per
sonal views of the Cuban commander-in-chief
, regarding the 3.o,(i00. On
this point he will say that he favors
buying plantations and factories in
which soldiers could hold stock, draw
ing wages and dividends, but as the
soldiers need shoes, clothing and some
thing to tide them over present neces
sities, the money should be paid out
now. He thinks the rural police should
be one body so that detachments liv
ing in one part of the island might be
sent, on emergency, into districts
where they would not be affected by
Five Havana newspapers now ad
vocate annexation to the United States.
El Reconcentrado prints today a cari
cature of Gomez driving over the flags
of Santo Domingo, Spain and Cuba and
flying the American flag. The paper
asks: "What next?"
General Alexandro Rodriguez, as the
new chief of police, will have command
of a larger force than he ever had be
fore men in Havana and 300 ru
rales. As he possesses the power to
dismiss or appoint, unrestrained bv
statutes or boards, he can make the
force personally devoted to himself. As
the largest and most compact body of
Cubans, armed and disciplined, located
in the capital, the police would be a
powerful political weapon should the
American withdraw. The latter believe,
however, that the new chief will use
his position with moderation and fair
ness. The Cuban general Del Gado, who,
with four bands of Cubans, has been
out in search of bandits since Sunday;
has telegraphed General Gomez and
General Lee that he has found a band
and is in hot pursuit of them. General
Lee sent a company of the Seventh
cavalry, under Captain Sickle, to Join
The sanitary department records
show that the number of deaths in Ha
vana in 1895 was 7,125, in the following
year 11,627; in 1897 no fewer than 17,910,
and last year 20,198. For the month of
January of the present year the death
rate reached 1,139; in February the
total was 750: last month it was 759,
and for the first fifteen days of April
the total number of deaths was 228.
The loans and contributions of the
citizens to feed General Gomez and his
bodyguard today include cases of gro
ceries, fish, tomatoes and bread enough
for four days' supply.
AMOTIIEIt DOLLAR DINNER
Participated in Chiefly by Working
ITIen ol New York omen at the
Tables and ou the speaker' stand
New York, April 19. The second of
the "one dollar" Bryan dinners that
under the auspices of the working merf
was held tonight at the Grand Cen
tral palace. The dinner was not as
largely attended as the one given by
the Chicago platform democrats in the
same place last Saturday night, about
1,500 men and women being present.
The striking difference between these
dinners was the seating of the gueste
of honor tonight on the platform,
where they were plainly visible to ev
erybody in the hall. Back of the speak
ers, painted on a large canvass, was
"A System of Political Economy Will
Yet DawTx Which Wil Perform as Well
as Promise; Which Will Rain the
Ttiches of Nature in the Laps of the
Colonel W. J. Bryan entered the hall
soon after 7 o'clock. He was received
with frreat aoDlause. The
were seated as follows: Presiding of
ficer, John Brisben Walker; Mr. Bryan
to his right, with N. O. Nelson, of St.
Xouis; Rev. Dr. Edward McGlynn,
Charles Frederick Adams and Thomas
Crosby at Mr. Bryan's right. At the
chairman's left were Mayor Samuel M.
Jones, of Toledo; Oliver H. P. Belmont
and Temple Emmet, great grand son
of Robert Emmet.
A small orchestra discoursed music
from one of the boxes.' There were four
teen vacant seats at the guests of
honor table. There were few persons
in evening dress, and men in well worn
suits of various styles were numerous.
The women, who were about In equal
number to the men, sat as the tables
onl the main floor. The toasts and
speakers were as follows:
"Municipal Ownership of Public
Franchises," Mayor S. M. Jones, of To
"What a Just Economic System
Would do for Women," Charlotte Per
"The Foes Which Beset Movements
in the Interest of the Peonle'" Rev
Edward McGlynn. '
"Practical Adjustment of Social
Problems," N. O. Nelson.
"All Government Derives its Powers
from the Consent of the Governed,"
William Temple Emmet.
"Thomas Jefferson," William Jen
The menu was of the simplest. It
was: vegetable soup, haddock, egg
sauce, roast beef, roast turkey, cran
berry sauce, pickles, ice cream, cakes,
Colonel Bryan was accompanied by
Congressman William Sulzer when he
entered the halL A levee followed, dur
ing' which hundreds shook Mr. Bryan's
hand. - .
Mayor Jones was the first speaker
and his address aroused considerable
' The Insurgents Claim Signal Victories
1 Over Our Forces-Thes Claims Pro
' oonored Impossible by Washington
London, April 19. The Phllippino
European Junta claims to have receiv
ed a cablegram from General Luna,
commanding the Manila district", di
rect from Manila on Friday declaring
that General La wton "whose object waj
to proceed to Baler and effect a Junction
with the Yorktowa." was inveigled by
the Phllippino tactics into "perilously
extending his line with the result that
a column, consisting of 140 officers and
men, oa reaching a place called Binan
gonam, was ambushed by a large Phll
ippino force, communication with th
main force was severed and the entire
column wa3 captured."
The Phllippino advices further assert
that General La wton, who was at La
guna de Bay, on tearing the news, "re
, tired to Manila, stating that he had
' been recalled by Major General Otis oa
! the ground that a native rising in Ma
nila was imminent." ....
The foregoing is said to be a separate
affair from the disappearance of the
boat's crew cf the Yorktown in the vi
cinity of Baler. "
Tbe Philipplnos also claim that they
have occupied the town of Zanibonga,
in the southern part of the Island of
Mindanao, wbkh was recently evacuat
ed by the Spaniards, only a few of the
latter remaining to hand over the place
to the Americans. The Philippine aro
also said to have captured 7,000 Mauser
rifles, all the ammunition and several
Spanish gunboats which (he rebels ay
they have navigated up the Itio Grande
and out of reach of the Americans.
Washington. April 19.-The war de
partment does not credit the Phllippi
no assertions contained in the London
dispatches because it is believed Gen
eral Oils would have cabled any such
disaster. It is further stated that Gen
eral Lawton could not possibly have
had in mind a junction with the York
town as there Js an Impassible range
of mountains between the points he
traversed and the sea where the York
town was cruising.
A SKSAM(AL AltltllVr
. Philadelphia Lawyer Arrested
Charged With llrlblue onierrs lu the
Lancaster Counterfeiting Cat
Philadelphia, Pa,, April 19. A sena
torial arrest was made in this city to
night in connection with the capture
of the counterfeiting frang. Harvey K.
Xewitt, who was' assistant United
States district attorney in this city
during ithe administration of President
Harrison, was taken Into custody by
secret service men on a warrant sworn
out by Chief Wilkie, charging him with
bringing Detective McManus, of the
Philadelphia office. He waa given a
- private hearing before Commissioner
Edmunds and held in $18,000 ball which
was furnished by a wealthy friend. It
was shown at the hearing on March
6th Newitt gave McManus $500 aa a
bribe and on March 28th $500 more.
This money was turned over to Mr.
' Wilkie as Boon as it was received.
According to the story told by one of
the officers, Kendlg, of Lancaster sus
pected early this year that ho and his
confederates were being watched by se
cret service men in Lancaster. He
came to this city and engaged Newitt
as a go-between to bribe Officers Burns
and McManus, who were working on
the case. Burns was not approached,
but Newitt eaw McManus and the lat
ter agreed to accept the bribe. All of
the meetings between Newitt and Mc
Manus were witnessed by members of
Mr. Wilkie's force and the evidence
against him is said to be most posi
tive. Newitt is well connected and has
practiced law here since retiring from
the United States district attorney's
office. He has also been prominent in
It was 6tated here tonight that coun
terfeit stanrps were captured by the de
tectives in Lancaster to cover 44,000,000
cigars. As near as can .be learned,
about $140,000 worth of bogus stamps
have been "used on cigars thus far sent
out from Lancaster. Much of the money
realized has been spent on experiments
. in manufacturing "scattered fibre pa-
; per" such as is used by the govern
southern .Will Tien lujConfereuce
Charlotte, N. C, April 20. There li a
meeting here tonight of cotton mill
men who are connected with southern
mills making print cloth count. The
purpose is to put the control of the
products into the hands of an execu
tive committee of three, with. a forfei
ture of $5 per loom in default of holding
poods at prices made by this commit
tee. The committee who signed the
articles proposed to be agreed to are
T. C. Duncan, Union, 8. C; II. D.
Wheat, Gaffney, S. C. and W. II.
Smith, Whaley. Columbia. S. C.
Quite a number of mill men are In
the city who are not attending the
meeting, refusing to commit themselves
to this proposition. They ay that the
members of this committee are in
charge of mills in which New England
capital is largely interested. It is not
generally thought that any pool can.be
made by those here representing the
mills that would be binding:. Boards of
directors would in some cases annul
such agreement if made.
The meeting will be of advantage to
southern manufacturers In bringing
them Into contact with each other and
to a better knowledge of trade condi
tions. Dlaeovere by m woman
Another great discovery has been
1 made, and that, too, by a lady in this
' country. "Disease fastened its clutches
! upon her and for seven years she with
? stood its severest tests, but her vital
: organs were undermined and death
seemed imminent. For three month
I she coughed incessantly, and could not
i sleep. She finally discovered a way to
recovery, by purchasing of us a bottU
of Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
; sumption, and waa so much relieved
: on taking first dose, that she slept
all night; and with two bottles, has
been absolutely cured. Her name Is
Mrs. Luther Lutx." Thus writes W. C
. Hamnick & Co., of Shelby. N. C Trial
bottles free at R. R. Bellamy's Drug
Store. Regular size 50c and $1.00. Every