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THE WIL.M UN GTOIC MESSENGER, TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1900.
.SECRETARY GAGE'S REPLY
T i:-.solut!on- of ,"v,?Tess as to De-o-i:
of Treasury I'un.is in National
Washington, January 10. Secretary
Gage -today sent to congress his replies
to the resolutions recently introduced
in the senate by Mr. Allen, of Nebras
ka, and in the house by Mr. Sulzer, of
New York. The text of his reply,
which is an exhaustive exposition of
the management of that branch of the
'treasury finances under his adminis
tration relating to the national deposi
tories, contains about 9.0 words,
which is supplemented by special re
ports from department officials rel
ative to special inquiries in the reso
lutions, including copies of over 1.000
letters on the subject under consider
ation. In summing up his reply to the in
quiries the secretary ,-ays:
"1. That the reason for utilizing na
tional banks as depositaries for pub
lic moneys, as authorized by law, when
the receipts of the treasury were ex
ceeding the expenditures, has been to
avoid the disturbance to business which
the withdrawal of large sums of money
from active circulation to the treasury
vaults must inevitably cause. The poli
cy thus pursued by me has been the
established policy of ".he government
for many years, and a departure from
it under similar conditions would cer
tainly cause disastrous results. j
2. The reason for erecting the in
ternal revenue receipts into depositary
banks at this time is that the revenues
art- now largely exceeding disburse
ments from month to month, and seem
likely to do so for an indefinite time.
This condition wuuld be a menace to
the business world if assurances were
not given that this surplus would be
diverted from the treasury vaults to
public depositaries, where, while se
cure tt the government, it would re
main available to business use.
"3. The reason for directing all of the
internal revenue receipts to one depos
itary was that it is more convenient
to first collect the receipts at numer
ous offices into one place, and make
the desired distribution from it, than
to give new institutions daily to 113
collectors. The most convenient agen
cy 'to effect such distribution is a bank
which is a member of the New York
'4. The reason for selecting the Na
tional City bank as such distributing
agent was that at the time the order
was issued it was one of but two banks
which had offered bonds sufficient to
cover the amount of the daily deposit.
Its bond deposit was $4,000,000 and that
of the Hanover national bank $1,910,
i.00. The National City bank was, there
fore, t.he one most naturally chosen.
Of the sixty-eight banks applying for
a share of the deposits, 'the National
City bank, the Hanover national bank
and three others, applicants for over
$SOO,000 each, are the only ones out of
the sixty-eight constituting group one,
which have not been supplied the full
amount for which they had offered
"5. The custom house property was
sold to the National City bank, as the
highest bidder, on July 3, 1899. Under
ithe terms of the sale it had the option
of paying in cash all of the purchase
money at any time, or any part of it
it might elect above 750,000, which sum
is was absolutely obliged to pay. It
exercised 'this option by choosing to
pay $3,213,000, leaving $50,000 yet clue.
No deed -will be executed until full
payment has been made.
"The payment received was turned
into the treasury by deposit in the Na
tional City bank, it having been the
established custom of treasury officials
under the counsel of their legal ad
visers, supported by decisions of the
supreme court, to consider moneys on
deposit to the credit of the treasurer
of the United States in designated de
positaries as moneys in the treasury.
This deposit was made in a depositary-!
bank for the same reason that other
deposits have been mc.de in them, viz.,
because to withdraw the currency into
the vaults of the treasury, where it
was not needed and could not be utiliz
ed, would have required a withdrawal
of credit that was being extended in
commercial circles, and to that extent
a disturbance to the natural order of
business would have followed. To have
re-quired its payment by the National
City bank to another designated de
positary would have been an ungra
cious discrimination without substan
tially changing" the fact.
"Finally, under my administration
of the treasury department no discrim
ination in favor of one bank, against,
another has been made. Generally
speaking. when an increase in deposi
tary banks was desired, all have been
invited to qualify themselves for re
ceiving" such money, and have been
equally considered in their respective
relations to the treasury."
Air. Gage gives a general review of
his policy as to national bank deposi
taries, details the successful financing
of our Spanish war loan and says that
with the beginning of the present fis
cal year the treasury was feeling the
nfluence of the revival' of commerce.
For the six months ending with De
cember 31, 1899, the excess of receipts
over expenditures aggregated $21,026,
000. This absorption of money from an
active use into the treasury, where it
could serve no present useful purpose,
caused great public anxiety. The sit
uation was intensified by the fact that
the fall movement of currency to the
interior, for the movement of crops,
operated to reduce ithe cash reserves
at all commercial centers. To avoid
increasing deposits in public deposita
ries the secretary offered to anticipate
interest on the public debt; and later
offered to buy $25,000,000 of bonds, but
the stringency had become too great to
be averted by such means. December
ISth a financial panic occurred. Prices
of investment securities fell ruinously
and the situation became so grave as
u justify the utmost interference. The
receipts of the treasury for December,
it was perceived, would exceed the ex
penditures by seven or eight millions.
Under these conditions, a peculiar re
sponsibility was thrown upon the
treasury. The statutes conferred au
thority to place public money, except
customs, in designated depositaries,
and gave power to relieve the situa
tion without possible prejudice to the
treasury's needs. It was, therefore,
announced December ISth that the
secretary would deposit internal rev
enue collections with depositary banks
to the amount of thirty or forty mil
lions, should so much be applied for.
Batler's Antl-Tmt Resolution.
"Washington, January 10. Senator
Butler today introduced a resolution
"declaring the duty, power, and pur
pose to destroy trusts by removing the
causes that produce them." The plan
proposed is to control the issuance of
money and to control the railroads and
telegraph and telephone lines by the
government, -when, the resolution sets
forth, "the three great trusts for evil
known to civilization will have been
destroyed and at the same time he
causes which have logically and inev
itably produced the aggregation of
great, industrial trusts will be forever
removed, and tiie reign of monopoly
will be at an end.
WOES OF A HERO.
Gen. Wheeler Is Compelled to Write a
Few Lettefrw from lli".:ipplnes.
A special dispatch from Washington
to the Chicago Ra-;6rJ says:
Letters from Manila received at the
war department and by friends of Gen
eral Wheeler Indicate that the rela
tions between that intrepid warrior
and his military superiors and associ
a'Des are not as cordial as they might
be. General Wheeler is a voluminous
writer. He took a stenographer with
him when he went to the Philippines,
and keens him busy. Every mail
brings a l?.rge bundle of letters ad
dressed to his intimate friends in con
gress and in private life, including sev
eral newspaper men who are in his
confidence. On several occasions the
little general has written directly to
the president, which I am told is a vio
lation of the army regulations, which
prohibit a subordinate from communi
cating with the commander-in-chief
except through the regular .military
channels. But General Wheef.r Is al
lowed to do what would not be permit-!
ted from any other officer, and his com
munications to the president, although
dealing directly with the situation ,n
the Philippines, have been considered
personal instead of official.
General Wheeler appears to have a
grievance against the regular army offi
cers. He thinks there is a conspiracy
among Chem to prevent him from active
participation in the Philippine cam
piagn, and thereby depriving him of the
glory arsd gratification which is the re
ward of the successful soldier. He is
kept in camp, idle and useSessj while
officers of lesser rank from the regular
army are chasing Aguinaldo through
the forests and gorges and fighting the
Filipino guerrillas among the jungles
and sugar haciendas. It cost the gen
eral five months' persistent pressure
at the "White houe and war depart
ment to get an order to the Philippines,
and now that he has got there General
Otis will give him nothing to do. and
the seatorial campaign in Alabama
has already opened.
It is said that General Wheeler's lat
est messages to the president, which
are sent through a colleague in con
gress, were severely critical in the com
ments upon the management of the!
campaign in the Philip pines, and reflect
ed directly upon his superior officer,
General Otis. If that were true of any
other officer he might be subject to
court martial, but, as I have suggested,!
General Wheeler is allowed liberties
that are not enjoyed by other officers.
It is said also that General WheeJIer ap
pealed directly to the president for ad-1
vice as to his futture plans. He said
that if his services were not needed in
the Philippines he would return to
Washington and resume his seat in con
gress, where he might be more useful
to the president in promoting his ex
pansion policy; but if he remained in
the Philippines he wanted active ser
vice and not garrison duty. I under
stand that he president has allowed
this letter to remain unansewered, but
has endeavored indirectly to gratify
General Wheeler's ambition to cha?e
the Filipinos, leaving his assignment,
however, entirely to the judgment ot
General Otis. The latter, however, has
intimated a preference for General
Wheeler's return to congress, and is
reported to have said that his presence
at Manila was a continual embarrass
ment to the army.
Not a t'ltflit With IJoer, Only.
The Anti-British American whose
sympathy and applause is foT ihn Boers
ought not to lose sight of the fact that
the war being" waged in South Afnca.
is not one so much for the assertion of
Boer rights, as one for the establish
ment of a Boer Empire, with the en
forcement of an oligarchial form of
Also the Aritii- British American In
his admiration for the Boer method of
fighting shouM not lose sight of the cir
cumstance that the successful results
of the Boer thus far, are not due to the
skill of the Boers, as laders and gen
erals, but to outsiders.
The South African War has and is
attracting to the Thransvaal great
numbers of soldiers of fortune, men
who imagine in this contest, where the
possession of vast mineral wealth is in
volved, that opportunities of acquiring
great fortunes will go to the Boers, if
successful, and in the Boer victory the
fighter wtill have chance to divide with
the Boers, the wealth of the country
In addition to these soldiers of fortune
there can be no doubt that France,
Germany and Russia have given quite
permission to some of their leading sol
drers to take sides with the Boers.
Success of the Boers, means import
ant results to these countries, and while
they dare not openly attack the British
Empire, they covertly hasten to seek
tWe ruin if the Anglo-Saxon.
Thus the Anti-British American, sen
timentally or ignorantly ext'oling ilhfi
Boers for their fight for freedom, are
ready desiring the overthrow of their
own racte and blood, and thfs that the
French, the German and the Russian
may be benefitted, and that Anglo-Saxon
civilization, and the progress of the
world, socially, religiously and com
mercially may receive a check that this
country could not restore.
The South African wa!9 is not a British-Boer
fight, vt is a fight of the Anglo-Saxon
against the races that have
sought to check its advancement, and
against the civilization and progress
which follows in the course of Anglo
Saxonism since the early ages.
In cheering on the Boers to success.it
is just as well for the persons doing
o, to stop and occasionally do a little
thinking on tJhe subject, lest they find
themselves urging on the destruction
of 'their own civilization and progress.
New Bern Journal.
OPENING THE HEMP PORTS.
Washington, January 10. The fol
lowing cablegram from General Otis,
received at the war department today,
in answer to an inquiry from Adju
tant General Corbin. shows the pros
pects of re-opening the hemp ports in
"I am obliged to use all available
coasting vessels In supplying troops in
various islands. I am unable to move
troops to -the hemp districts as soon
as anticipated. I am now collecting
vessels here for that purpose. The
United States transports are of too
great draft. Have opened Romblon
and Capiz and some hemp is coming
in. I will open other districts as soon
a nossrble. some time this month.
General Bates has about cleared up
the province or cavite, making targe
A DOUBLE LYNCHING.
BrownsvCle, Term., January 10. Ad
ditional details of the double lynching
near Ripley show that Rube and Frank
Giveny, brothers of the men charged
with thp. murder of Peace Officers "Will
Turner and Albert Durham, were hang
ed by a mob late last night. They were
charged with being implicated in the
murder. Henry and . Roger Giveny
charged .as the main participants in
the double crime are being . pursued by
a mob of 600 peopV and another double
lynching la expected.
OFFICIAL. OATHS RENEWED.
Innovation lor Reporters of Debaets
and Other House Employes.
Speaker Henderson during the" holi
days has been going carefully over the
rules that govern the various employes
of ' the bouse. As a result be decided
ttuat quite a number of employes who
hitherto Lave served continuously with
out reappointment should receive an
other appointment and again take the
prescribed oath of office. This was
held by him to be necessary for cer
tain clerks and for the official reporters
The departure with reference to the
official reporters is understood to have
no significance whatever as to their
tenure of office, although General Hen
derson is opposed to any one holding
oa by what is sometimes termed around
the capital "divine right." The official
reporters have generally been looked
upon as holding a continuing appoint
ment, and as their work is expert, re
quiring years of training, as wl as
special adaptability, not removable ,x
cept for cause. The order for their re
appointment created a little consterna
tion, but it was learned that there was
no foundation for alarm. Speaker
Henderson is showing some attention to
details of his oce. which his predeces
sors were more or less Inclined to leave
alone, and is following the course pre
scribed by the rules.
Beginning with , the year 1900, there
were numerous changes in the minor
oices at the senate end of the capitol.
Several reductions of employes, accred
ited to Democratic senators, were made
and certain republican employes.accred
ited to republican s n'itors suddenly
found chat there i.e. vices were more
valuable to the extent of several hun
dreds of dollars per annum. StEl other
democratic employes were dropped
fom the rolls altogether, as the press
for places on the part of new republi
can senators was too great to warrant
The process of supplanting the minor
employes of the house whose influence
has gone continues steadily. Mark King
and Ohio boy, who comes from Repre
sentative Morgan's district, was ap
pointed yesterday as a page to succeed
B. Bur well, of the same state. In the'
sergeant-at-arms' oice a change has
been made in the appointment of Mr.
G. F. Evers, of Wisconsin, to be special
deputy sergeant-at-arms. Mr. Eevers
has been a very competent man as as
sistant clerk of the District of Colum
bia Committtee. The change is in the
nature of a promotion for him. Mr.
George V. Nelson, from the district of
Reprecentative (Minor, of Wisconsin,
succeeds Mr. Evers. Washington Post.
The American Flour Released.
London, January 10. The American
flour seized off Delagoa bay has been
United States Ambassador Choate
had an interview with the Marquis of
Salisbury this afternoon and received
a verbal reply to the representations of
the Washington government. The
British note on this subject was sent
later to the United States embassy.
The gist of it was cabled to Washing
ton. In brief, food stuffs are not consid
ered contraband of war unless intend
ed for the enemy. The foreign . office
only arrived at a decision today and
it was not until Mr. Choate's interview
with the Marquis of Salisbury that a
note cmbodlying the provisions were
drawn up. Several of the govern
ment's advisors wanted to make a reg
ulaton regarding canned goods, but
this was decided to be impracticable.
The decision to make flour and grain
in transmit to the enemy contraband is
evidently hedged in by many difficul
ties of execution, but the foreign office
I lieves that investigation will general
ly determine whether the grain is real
ly meant for consumption at Lourenso
Marques or in the Transvaal.
Mr. Choate cabled Lord Salisbury's
note to the state department at Wash
ington and Colonel Hay is expected to
reply accepting the terms. The latter
step was not taken by Mr. Choate.as he
had first to receive authority from the
state department to do so.
Washington, January 10. Up to the
close cf office hours the answer of the
British government" to Mr. Choate's
representations as to the seizure of
American flour and other goods had not
been received at the state department,
nor has Mr. Choate yet indicated when
an answer may be expected, and the
state department, basing its judgment
on the fact that it is still at the am
bassador's request collecting and trans
mitting to him information relative to
the character of the goods, needed for
the full presentation of the case, scarce
ly expects an immediate answer. It
would, of course, be gratified at an
early response, but the feeling Is that
anything returned at this moment must
be a partial answer, or rather, a com
munication that is calculated to throw
the matter into the argumentative
CHARGED WITH MUTINY.
Norfolk, Va., January 10. It requir
ed the crews of the tug Anna and the
schooner Charles H. Trickey, under
command of Deputy Marshal West, to
arrest Frank Kemball, an able-bodied
sailor of the schooner, yesterday, for
assaulting his captain last Sunday.
Two warrants were issued for Kem
ball, one sworn out by the captain,
charging assault, the other by the mate
charging mutiny.' Commissioner Bow
den sent him to the grand jury on
each, and Judge Waddill will be ask
ed to call a special grand jury and
grant a summary trial, according to
the revised statutes, United States, in
view of the gravity of the case.
Kemball was stubborn and defiant,
refusing to say a word. While in the
deputy marshal's office he made a
break for liberty, but was pursued,
caught and brought back. He was
committed to Newport News .jail to
night without bail.
DISASTERS OF THE SEA.
Parisianuary 10. Heavy gales are
blowing along the entire French coast,
and a number of small vessels, with
their crews have been lost, although
several life boat rescues are reported.
A fishing boat foundered off Boulogne
Sur-Mer, nine of the crew perished.
The bark Jeanne Eugenis sank nedP
Cherbourg and five persons were
drowned. Heavy weather is reported
from all Mediterrean ports.
London, January 10. The Spanish
steamer Ramon de Larrinag, Captain
Rongea, which arrived at Manchester,
January 7th, spoke the disabled steam
er Edenmoor, Captain Dyason, from
Pertsacola for Amsterdam In latitude
40, longitude 55, on December 25th. The
following day the crippled vessel was
"taken in tow, but the weather grew
worse, all the hawsers breaking, and
she was abandoned 480 miles from
Do You Know
Consumption is preventable? Science
has proven that, and also that neglect
Is suicidal. The worst cold or cough
can be cured with Shiloh's Cough and
Consumption Cure. Sold on positive
guarantee for over fifty years. Sold by
A FASHIONABLE WEDDING.
The Baker-Haywood Marriasre The
State Gathering Crops on Farm After
Raleigh, N. C, January 10.
At Christ church this morning there
was one of the most fashionable wed
dings during the winter, the contract
ing parties being" Miss Katherine Boy
land Haywood and Mr. Benjamin
Whiteley Baker, both of Raleigh. The
bride was attended by her sisters.
Misses Martha and Elsie Haywood, and
Mr. Upton I. Brady, of Baltimore, was
best man. The ushers were Frank S.
Whitman, f Baltimore, and John B.
Stronach, George H. Snow and John
Faison. of Raleigh. The bride is a
granddaughter of the late William
Hoylan and was given away by her
uncle, William M. Boylan. She wore a
grey tailor-made traveling costume
and carried violets. The groom Is a
son of Charles E. Baker, of Baltimore
and a grandson of the late C. J. Baker.
Both he and his bride are very popu
lar here and are well known in North
Carolina society. They left this morn
ing for the north, on a bridal tour.
Rev. J. W. Jenkins arrived here to
day, and will reside in this city, being
assigned by the Methodist conference
to duty as general agent for the Meth
Tht- lease of the Northampton farm
expired December 31st last. Since the
year .-nded the penitentiary convicts
have picked forty bales of cotton there.
It is 1. arned from a director that the
owners of the farm demand the forty
bales or that the lease be extended for
another year of that part of the farm
on which cotton is grown; that is the
upland. It is said great pressure is
being brought to bear to have the lease
The attendance at the grand lodge
of Masons increased today. It is now
almost the largest on record.
Rain began falling last night and
continues, ending what may be termed
a drought. Small grain needed rain.
The state auditor today sent to the
various counties the warrants for the
$100,000 public school appropriation.
BALFOUR SPEAKS AGAIN.
lie Defends the War Ofllce Against Re
London, January 10. A. J. Balfour,
the government leader in the house of
commons, at a luncheon given in Man
chester this afternoon, made a speech
in which he repudiate! the accusation
that he was a "thick and thin support
er of the war office." He declared that
even if an angel from heaven told him
It was possible in a great war to carry
out everything as written out on paper
he should know that the angel was
drawing upon his imagination. It was
not true, he added, that tone war office
had sent rtbe British army into the
field with guns which placed them at
a hopeless disadvantage with their en
emies. He did not claim that the sys
tem was perfect, but the critics ought
not to ignore the extraordinary mili
tary problems of the present war I-
tueen which and the problems with
which continental headquarters staffs
had to deal there was no parallel. For
tihe first time in the history of the
world the country had to meet an en
emy entirely mounted, and it was true
that if Great Britain had entered into
the war with a vast number of mount
ed soldiers it would have long before
been concluded, also, it would be rec
ognized that guns were not as mobile
as horse soldiers and that field artil
lery must be made part of the regular
equipment of every army. But, seeing
that the British war office had not
lagged behind the best military opin
ion today it was ludicrous to charge
l:t with want of prescience. He was
sure justice would be done in due time
10 the administrative system of the
army. - The last thing the government
desired was any undue concealment
of unpleasant facts.
LYDDDITE FOR THE BOERS.
London, January 10. The Berlin cor
respondent of the Daily Mail gives un
der reserve a report that 45,0000 Lyddite
shells have been turned out by the
Krupp works which are not destined
for England but were ordered sometime
ago by Dr. Leyds.
A RICH MINE DISCOVERED.
Charlotte, N. C. January 10. v rich
deposit of ore, assaying gold, sil and
nickel, all in paying quantities, has
been discovered in Guilford county,
North Carolina. The indications are
that there are immense quantities of
each metal. The property is owned by
David Huffines. who will develop It.
No woman can be too careful of
her condition during the period be
fore her little ones are bom. Neglect
or improper treatment then endan
gers her life and that of the child. It
lies with her whether she shall suffer
unnecessarily, or whether the .ordeal
shall be made comparatively easy.
She had better do nothing than do
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External applications are eternally
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cally wrong. They are more than
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Mother's Friend helps the mnscles
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the cause of nervousness and head
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From a letter by a Shreveport, La.,
woman: "I have, been using your
wonderful remedy. Mother's Friend,
for the last two months, and find it
just as recommended."
Drugzkts sell it at $1 per bottle.
THE BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO,
Send for onr free fUnstratea book.
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A MISTRIAL ANNOUNCED.
JURY COULD NOT AGREE IN THE CASE
AGAINST. A. J. MARSHALL
NINE WERE FOR ACQUITTAL
Jadge Told Mr. Marshall to Come Homo
and Make Up Ills Bond at II I Leisure
for Appearance for New Trial at May
Term Great Surprise In Both Raleigh
and Wilmington That Jury Could Not
Airree Upon Acquittal New and Ob
server's Tribute to Mrs. Marshall.
The hearing" of the case against A. J.
Marshal, Esq., of 5his city, on the
charge of counterfeiting, in progress
in the United States District court at
Raleigh the past week, has resulted
in a mistrial, the jury having failed to
agree and been dismissed by Judge
Purnell. And it is understood that there
will be a new trial during the May
term of the court. The Jury when dis
missed yesterday stood nine for ac
quittal and three for conviction.
The Messenger's special telegram
from Raleigh regarding the trial, re
ceived last night, was as follows:
Surprise was quite general here that
the jury in the Marshall case did not
return a verdict very speedily, as the
odds were considered ten to one that
there would be prompt acquittal. But
the jury remained out all night and at
8 o'clock, this morning went for break
fast. Marshall a l&itle later was seen
in a hotel lobby, reading a paper,
Marsden Bellamy, one of counsel, be
side him. Deputy Marshal Hudson was
in charge of Marshall after the jury
took the case, but said he simply al
lowed Marshall to remain at his board
ing place and there was no restraint.
The most frequent question here to
day was as to the verdict in the Mar
THE JURY'S STUMBLING BLOCK.
At 3:30 o'clock the jury sent a note to
the judge inquiring Whether it must be
convinced that at she time Marshall
ordered the metals for Cotsobelos. the
Greek, he had guilty knowledge of the
purpose for which they were to be
used. The judge replied yes, and that
they must so find before they could re
turn a verdict of guilty on that point.
This inquiry was construed to mean
that the jury had eliminated everything
except that point.
The judge did not ?tell the jury his
opinion as to the innocence or guilt of
the prisoner, bu't declined to do so
just as he had done when charging the
jury. Later he was notified that th
jury could not agree.
At 6 o'clock the jury was discharged
and a mistrial entered.
It was currently reported during the
afternoon thalt the jury stood eleven
for acquittal and one, F. P. Wimbish,
ex-clerk of the penitentiary, for con
viction; but it was found afterwards
that two others took Wimbish's views,
these being Hulin of Raleigh, and Wil
der, a Franklin county man.
NEXT HEARING AT MAY TERM.
Some officials of the government
said before 5 o'clock that they knew
it would be a mistrial and then packel
away metals and other counterfeiting
materials in a safe in the building for
use again next May. The failure to ac
qu'it causes surprise here, which is
very freely expressed.
Judge Purnell after announcing the
mistrial, told Marshall tto go home and
make up his bond and send It at
leisure. This is regarded as favorable
to Marshall. The jury formally asked
the judge to tell it his opinion whether
Marshall was innocent or guilty, but
INTEREST MANIFESTED IN WIL
MINGTON. The Messenger's Raleigh correspond
ent telegraphed last night that the
most frequent question asked In that
city yesterday was as ito 'the verdict
in the Marshall case. This was cer
tainly the case in Wilmington. Early
yesterday the Messenger telephones.
Bell and Inter State, began ringing
inquiries in almost every instance
being as to ithe developments in the
Marshall case. Then, 'too, on the
streets, in hotel lobbies and other pub
lic places, the people generally, in
passing, enquired of each other if
there was definite news from Raleigh.
The fact is, this very great and withal
sympathetic interest has been mani
fested here throughout the trial,
hightened considerably of course dur
ing yesterday by the announcement
in the morning papers ithat the case
was in the hands of the jury who had
been out all night.
It was not until 6:12 o'clock yesterday
evening thait any definite news other
than that the Jury was unable to
agree was received. At that hour The
Messenger received the following spe
cial: "Mistrial in Marshall case. Jury
nine for acquittal and three for con
vidtion. Jury discharged. Case cornea
up in May. Wimbish and Hulin, of
Raleigh, and Wilder of Franklin coun
ty, for conviction."
Following this special tthere came
latter in the night the more lengthy
special given above.
A TRIBUTE TO MRS. MARSHALL.
In speaking of the incidents connect
ed with, the trial the News and Obser
ver of yesterday pays the following
beautiful tribute lo Mrs. Marshall, wno
has been with her husband through, the
progress of the trial:
"There is one feature of the Marshall
trial that has received no mention In
the newspapers, but otf which it would
perhaps not now be out ctf place to
"It is the devotion shown by the de
fendant's wife throughout the long
trial, and her unwavering faith in his
"WTraen Mr. MahrtshftH came to Raleigh
his wife came with him. When bis case
was called last Thursday morning she
was by his side the only woman in
the court room. When Che case ended
last highrt she was dose to brim.
"Not. one minute during this Tons',
tedious trial 1 anting some six hours
a day has she been absent from the
court room. No one In tbe court room,
riot even the defendant hStaself, baa fol
lowed more closely or with greater anx
iety, the progress of the trial than has
this little woman.
"There has been no playing to the
gafllery by her. Was her husband at
tacked, she displayed no indignation
by her demeanor, save perhaps a deep
ening of the color in her face. Lid his
attorneys score a point In argument or
evidence, she gave no sign of trhimph.
"Patiently she sat there, day after
day quiet, trustful, brave. Never for
a moment has she lost faith in her hus
band's innocence, never for a moment
doubted what the result would be.
She was not there Xo Influence the
Jury. Her conduct during, the trial has
shown that. She was not there to win
.sympathy for her husband; she didn't
jcctnfelder him an object of pity. And so
bravely did she bear up under it all!
jkz nrst people said she couldn't
stand it s3io -was too weak. But as
the days wore on earfi f,-mri
In her place, always the same sweet,
Txitient expression on ht- tv.
Isame hopeful look in her eyes. Never
an laaKSiiKm 01 raitermg. never a sign
otf losing heart.
She heard the evidence against her
husband without a wince; she was pre
.pared for it- She listened to the argu-
oivnt cc counsel prosecuting him. She
expect eu mm to be attack!. Then
came the charge to tiw inn-
1 u - " j j . i i nj
much to th man she loved. Xow tr it
"Take the case, jrentlt nn -
the evidence and render your vTi t
accordingly, the Judge was saying.
"And now the Jury were Teavimr th
satR. The case nw ndd. NV rr
could be said or done to show the Inr -cence
of him whom she had n-a-orr
kSeave to In life and In death. HL f at
was now with the men whose retreating
ifootstJops she heard.
As she realized It she broke down
and went like a. child irlth lvr hf.i.t
Kipon the table bfvre her. and her hand
clasping that of her husband. The eyv
,of those inHhe court room grew mls-y
ard somehow they seemed loath to o.
though court had adjourned.
i "Woman-like she had linw It a!1 f.-w
jone Jong week: had been brave as long
as bravery was needed, and now that
nothing more could be done she wept.
"There can be no morv touching
amnle of the strength of woman l.-re.
and woman's fidelity than has b--r. c -
p.'ayeu in this trial."
Indicted for Dentins: In Con fi tie: t
Chicago, January 10. On the unur. il
charge of dealing fn confederals ia r
money, E. M. Davis, who conduct a
general mail order busituss on ?I -
roe street, was arrested today by -ernment
officers and held to ,-., f
eral grand jury by United States Com
missioner Humphrey. If an indlc:- at
results. Jhe case will be made a msi
case in the United States district Hu;t
and if a conviction is returned all per
sons dealing in confederate money
even as curios will be liable to j.rof-e-cutlon.
Three men were convit ed re
cently in Kansas City of passin.tr con
federate bills as legal" governmen:
notes, and the arrest today was the
outcome, as it is alleged that numer
ous complaints have been rec ivd
against Davis for sending counterfeit
money to all part of the country. Gov
ernment officers declare they will en
deavor to have the law defined so xs
to include all who are responsible for
the circulatinn of confederate money.
Hills representing $10,000 were found In
Davis' place of business.
RACE CONFLICT FEARED.
Columbia, S. C, January Last
Saturday at l'inew-od, a small nation
on the Atlantic Coasjt Line n?a. Sr.tn-
ter. Conductor Frank II. Hurey :-.to.
and instantly killed a negro : :t
hand, Lewis Hurton, who wi advare-
ing threateningly upon the conductor.
The negroes at Plnewond Decani? d.-
turbed and the white people who are
in a great minority, are fearfui of vio
lence, although Conductor Hurs- y has-
been committed to jail at M aning
The coroner's Jury, with the ex- .'ptlon
of three negroes, was dip ,td ex
Today A. L. Burkett. Inttndint of
Pinewood, wired Senator Apptlt for
twenty rifles and 2,000 rounds of am
munition, as an uprising was feare-1.
Govemcr McSweeney wired ShenfT
Brabham to proceed. co 11 ne wood with
a posse, and Captain W. L. Lee was.
ordered to have his company, the Sum
ttr Light Infantry, sleep on arm. .
ready to proceed to Pinewood at any
On Every Bottlo
Of Shiloh's Consumption Cure Is ' s
guarantee: "All we ask of you is to .
two-thirds of the contents of thin boi
faithfully, th.en If you can say you ; ;
not benefited return the bottle to y r
Druggist and he may refund the pi e
paid." Price 23 cts., 50 cts. and $ I . J.
Sold by all druggists.
THAT REPORT OF DEWEY'S.
Washington, January 11. Respond
ing to the senate's resolution of Inquiry
the secretary of the navy to day sent
to the senate a copy of Admiral Dew
ey's report from Hong Kong dated
March 31. 1S9S relative to th rantnro
of Manila, then under consideraton.
He stated that his own sauadrtm wan.
in a high state of efficiency. Sreakinir
of the Spanish forces, he said they
numbered about 15.000 soldlfrs cf nit
arms in all the Islands, of which half
were In the vicinity of Manila.
"The islands." savs he. "are now in
a state of Insurrection and my Inform
ants state that even the Spanish sol
diers, who constitute only a small part
of the whole, are disaffectt-d. rtrth
ships and forts are In need of ammuni
tion. I believe I am not over confident
in statin? that with the aauaAmn un
der my command the vessels could be
taken and the defenses of Manila. rr-
Iduced in one day. There is every reason.
to believe that with Manila taken or
even blockaded, the rest of the Islands-
would fall either to the insurgents or
ourselves, as they are only held now
tnrough the support of the na:y and
are dependent upon Manila for suppliea-
iniormatlon has Just reached me that
there are 5,000 armed rebels In camp
near Manila, who are willing to as
Deathof Xoted Female I'ltynlclan
Boston, January 11. Dr. Elizabeth
jj. French, one of the most distinguish
ed women in the medical fraternity of
this country, died at the hnmo nf l-iei-
jdaughter. Dr. Belle French Patterson,
(late this afternoon, after a short ill-
Dr. French was born in Mechanic-
(burg. Pa., in 1821, the daughter of &
physician and from an early age work-
tea wiui ner iatner at the place of her
Sblrth. Later, after her marriage, she
practised in New York, Philadelphia,
and Boston. Her special line of work ,
fyas in the medical and therapeutic uses,
pf electricity and electro-cranial dlag
TANNER'S ATTACK ON COLLOit-
Chicago, January 1L The Tribune
tomorrow will print a long Interview
wth .Governor Tanner In which the:
governor makes a bitter personal ai-
fcarlr nrvn Ron-tnr Kheibv M. CiiILittv
Governor Tanner declares the senator
iof advantage to republican politics aadi
that he has betrayed an those who
1 3 j t :
ever Dnenuu inm.
MORE PLAGUE AT HONOLULU.
Washington, January 9. Suxgeor
General Wyman, of the marine hoapij
tal service, coday receive1 1' Var
frcm Dr. Carmichael, -af
stating that there vwere elr;
?ase cf nuoonic plague
January 1st. -