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TUB WTLM LN GrTON MESSENGER, FRIDAY, MAY 18,' 1900.
v THE BRITISH ADVANCE NOW EXTENDED TO GENERALBULLER'S WING OF THE ARMY. HE TURNS THE ENEMY'S FLANK His Forces Make an Advance ofForty rive Miles In Three Days-Roberts' Headquarters at Kroonstad-IIIs Ad vance Guard Eighteen Miles Beyond that Point Xo News of the Expected Heller of Mafeklnar-BurKhers Desire to Sue for Peace. Xondon, May 15., 3:43 a. ra. General Bullets turning: of the Biggarsburg position was effected by a bold move ment. The Boers had evacuated Hel makaar, but were making: a stand Monday evening at Pleskoplaagte, seven miles from Dundee. The cor respondents on the spot regarded this as a rear guard action, intended to cover the retreat of the army. At the same time General Hildyard took In doba, and it is reported that the Boers withdrew in disorder. General Buller, who seems to be em ploying his full strength, is expected to push on. His first marches were forty-five miles in three days. He is thus breaking into British territory which had been administered for six months by the Transvaalers as though it were part of the republic, they hold ding courts and levying taxes. His success, therefore, has practical as well as military consequences. While Lord Roberts' infantry are concentrating at Kroonstad, where they will rest for a days or two, his horse men have penetrated eighteen miles northward. In the squadron which cut the railroad fourteen miles beyond Kroonstad was the American scout, Frederick Burham. Two hundred Boers who had hidden in the river jungles near Kroonstad to escape service have surrendered to the British and have taken the oath of allegiance. According to a dispatch from Ben nett Burleigh to The Daily Telegram, dated Thursday, May 10th, Paul Botha and MacDonald, members of the Free State volksraad, demanded that the chairman should call a meeting to sue for peace, as further resistance was suicidal, and proposed to make Presi dent Stein a prisoner. Nothing definite has been heard about the expected relief 'of Mafeking. The Cape Town correspondents con tinue to wire that relief is imminent, fixing Tuesday or Wednesday as prob able dates. Inquirers at the war office are told that the news of the relief will be made public immediately upon its result. At the Brkish hospitals in Bloem-fonte-ins the deaths from entric fever average from eight to ten daily. London, May 14. The war office has published a dispatch from Lord Rob erts, dated Kroonstad, Sunday, May 13th. giving the correspondence be tween Lord Roberts and President Kruger relative tc the alleged ill treat ment of colonial prisoners. The Trans vaal president said that there was no difference in the colonel and other pris oner's and only a few had contravened martial law or had tried to escape or who. when it had been suspected might try to escape, had been placed in jail for security. Otherwise they had been treated like the other prisoners of war. The entric fever was prevalent among the civil population as well as among the prisoners and every rem edical measure had been taken. Lord Roberts replied April 22nd that he was glad to receive President Kruger's assurance and pointed out that no difference was made by the Brit ish authorities in regard to the Boers, against whom there might be reason able grounds for suspicion that they would try to escape,, adding that such exceptions gave room for abuse by officials without knowledge of the au thorities. The parliamentary secretary-, reply ing to a question in the house of com mons today, declined to divulge Lord Roberts' plans for the relief of Mafe king. but he added that he hoped they woulr? shortlv be accomplished. MANILA MAY REVOLT. Rumors of Intended Native Uprising in Philippine Capital. Manila. May 13. A rumor in circula tion last week of an outbreak in Manila among the natives was seriously dis cussed by some of the local papers, and attracted more general attention than has usually been the case with this sort of thing. Many Filipinos left their American employers with the apparent intention of joining some such movement. Their action, taken in connection with the ar rest of several natives for carrying concealed weapons and the dispersion of several suspicious gatherings, gave color to the reports. Officials have been kept active, but are not inclined to think an uprising will be attempted. They believe the Filipinos lacking in the necessary cour age, especially in view of the fact that the natives feared to attempt the dem onstration at the time of General Law ton's funeral, although they had made careful preparations and many Fili pinos had come to Manila for this ex press purpose. A paper found among the captured effects of General Pantaleon Garcia as serts that the United States congress has done nothing for the Filipinos and that, therefore, all Filipinos who are working for Americans must leave their employers immediately, or suffer the penalty of treason. One report is that the Filipino junta is endeavoring to incite an outbreak in order to show the civil commission that the war is still being pursued. It does not seem possible that the peace proposals which Senor Buenca mino. at one time a member of the Filipino government, has drawn up for submission to Aguinaldo and the other Filipino leaders will have much weight with the natives. Buencamino's repu tation, gained in former wars, is that of a man who hurries to get on the winning side. He was in disfavor with the Filipinos even before the collapse of their government, owing to a wide spread suspicion of his loyalty to his colleagues. iSaqy if (Q)p(5irLti& Because purely vegetable yet thor ough, prompt, healthful, satisfactory JHIaodl'G PMo N DANGER OF LYNCHING The Nearro Tom Smith Atraln Sent to Wake Jail for Safe-Keeping- Still no Answer from Ilolton as to Joint Dis cussion -The Democratic Campaign. Two State Base Hall Leagues. Messenger Bureau, Raleigh. X. C. Mav 14- This morning Tom Smith, colored, was brought here from Jail at Goids boro and placed in jail to prevent a threatened lynching. The transfer was made by order of Judge Hoke, upon affidavit. The Judge said it was not considered, safe to keep Smith at Goldsboro any longer. It is the third time he has been In jail here for safe keeping. He is charged with having, during the Christmas holidays in 1898, in Johnston county, murdered a young white man, Charles Cawthorne. He was in Johnston, convicted, and was grant ed a new trial. His case was moved to Goldsboro, where he was again con victed. A motion for a new trial is now pending in the supreme court. The af fidavit set forth that il he is granted another trial and allowed to remain in Goldsboro jail he will be lynched, and that he must be at once brought here and guarded. As yet the democratic state chair man has not received a word of reply from the republican state chairman to the proposition for a joint canvass of state candidates. It was thought a re ply would have been in hand by last Friday, as the invitation was mailed Tuesday. The republicans will work hard to get out a heavy negro vote for con gressmen and electors in November. The limitation of the negro vote by the amendment does not take effect until 1901. W. D. Turner, democratic nominee fcr lieutenant governor, was here today. He said in regard to the ratification' meetings: "They were a magnificent success. They ended at Washington last week. We had fine audiences. Some times we spoke twice a day in the same town. The representative people turned out. Seme times they came from other "counties. There were always ladies at the meetings and they mani fested great interest; greater than I ever before saw. The amendment is gaining in popularity daily. There is opposition in spots, but it fades away when the light is turned on it." Robert L. Abernethy, of River Bend, Gaston county, who always gives a big picnic each summer, writes to the democratic state chairman that this year at least 10,000 people, will at tend it. People who arrived here today from the mountain region of western North Carolina, report that there was frost last Saturday morning. The state board of pharmacy is call ed to meet at Wilmirgton Tuesday, morning, July 17th, for the examina tion of applicants for license. It is new the plan to have two base ball leagues in this state the western, composed of teams from Charlotte, Asheville, Statesville, Concord, Salis bury, Greensboro, etc., and the east ern, composed of teams from Wilming ton, Tarboro, Wilson, Reeky Mount, Raleigh, etc. The team here will in a fortnight be ready for play. Statesville will have the strongest team in the west. The commencement exercises of the Agricultural and Mechanical college here begin Sunday, May 27th, when President Charles E. Taylor, of Wake Forest college, will preach the bacca laureate sermon before the graduating class. The alumni oration will be de livered Monday, May 28th, by C. W. Gold, Esq., editor of the Wilson Mirror. It will be followed by the alumni ban quet. The commencement oration will be delivered before the graduating class Tuesday, May 29th, by Dr. Ira Remsen, professor of chemistry't Johns Hopkins university. The same day a reception will be tendered the alumni and friends of the college by the fac ulty. Wednesday, May 30th. has been set apart as commencement day prop er, when the graduating exercises will take place, the conferring of degrees, presentation of diplomas, etc. All of these exercises and functions will be held in the college chapel. It is asserted by prominent republi cans here that judge Ewart's confir mation is "pigeon-hcled," and will never get out of the hole. Senator Pritchard it is said, has done all he can for Judge Ewart. AMISTAKE, SAYS STONE. He Thinks Populists Should Not Have Nominated Towne. St. Louis, May 13. Ex-Governor William Stone, vice chairman of the democratic national committee, dis cussing the advisability of Charles A. Towne withdrawing from the race for vice president on the fusion populist ticket .said: "I think the populist convention made a mistake in nominating a can didate for vice president. Instead of simplifying it complicates the situa tion. However, I am glad Mr. Towne is the nominee for the reason that I re gard him as a big man and I know him to be fair and patriotic. "I am satisfied he will do whatever may be thought to be for the best, having but one end in view and that the success of the ticket to be nomina ted at Kansas City. If it is the opinion of the Kansas City convention that it would be unwise to nominate him. I am confident he would accept that ver dict accordingly." TO WORK FOR TOWNE. Concerted Effort To Make Him A Democratic Nominee. Minneapolis. Minn.. May 13. At a conference of the populist and silver leaders held after the return of the state delegation from Sioux Falls, it was decided to push the Towne vice presidential candidacy before all state democratic conventions to be held be tween now and the meeting of the na tional convention at Kansas City. Michigan has already declared for Towne. The Minnesota delegates will do the same and the Towne leaders count confidently upon the open or tacit support of all the northwestern states at Kansas City. Towne also stands well with the New England anti-imperialists by reason of his recent attitude. A XiTJMKER PTiANT (BURNED. Norfolk, Va., May 12. The 'West Norfolk Lumber Company's plant, lo cated In West Norfolk, -was burned last night. The plant consisted of saw mill, sheds, large quantity of lumber and three railroad cars. A brisk northwesterly -wind made it Impossi ble to save anything. The loss Is es timated at from $60,000 to $70,000. largely fcovered by insurance. Fric tion caused by the connection of a pulley with" a post caused the fire. AN OUTRAGEOUS MURDER! FOR WHICH THE MURDERER QUICKLY i , x j PAYS THE PENALTY OF HIS CRIME SHOT TO DEATH ON STREET CAR A Young White Man ou a Street Car at J Augusts, Ga., Resents the Insult of a ' Xetrro and Is Killed The Negro Ar- . rested Officers Start to Atlanta with . Him The Trian Met by a Party at a ' Near-by Depot and the Murderer , Lynched. Augusta, Ga., May 14. Aleck Whit ney, aged 25 years, a society leader and popular young man, was shot and kill- ' ed on a street car at 7:30 o'clock p. ' m. by William Willis, a negro, in a dis- j pute about a seat in the car. Much ex- 1 citement, but not much fear of lynch ing. At 2 o'clock (Monday morning) there is still a great deal of excitiment on the streets over the killing of young Alex Whitney by the negro, William Willis. Whitney and a friend were riding on the electric belt line when two negroes got on the car, one taking a seat in front and one sitting down in Whit ney's lap. Whitney told the negro there was no more room before he sat : down, but was paid no attention to. He shoved the negro up, telling him he could not sit there. The negro's friend, Willis, who was in the seat in front, said, it, sit there anyhow." Whitney slapped the negro with the back cf his hand and a scuflle ensued. J Willis, who was not in the scuffle, i drew a revolver and fired, the ball i striking Whitney below the left eye, He died a few minutes after. ! Large crowds soon collected and a j special detail of twenty-five policemen j with rifles were sent to guard the jail. ' Willis was secretly put on the Geor- j gia railroad train, but a number of cit- izens had boarded the train also and I when Grovetown was reached a tele- phone message having been previously ,' sent to collect a crowd the negro was taken off the train by them. This is the latest report, but a lynching is sure to follow if not already accom plished. Augusta, Ga., May 14. William Wil lis, a negro, who shot and - killed Alex. Whitney, a popular young man of this city yesterday afternoon, was lynched near Grovetown, about twelve miles from here, at 1:20 o'clock. The mob which disposed of Willis took him from Richmond county officers, who board ed a train for Atlanta soon after the murder was committed for the pur pose of bringing him to a place of safety. The mob held Willis in the woods near Grovetown awaiting iden tification. He was sung from a tree. The rope broke in the first attempt and a second was made which was successful. The body was then riddled with bullets and a placard was placed upon it bearing a warning to other negroes. The coroner was notified and is now investigating. Governor Candler was informed ear ly in the day of the. prospects of lynch ing and ordered four companies of state troops stationed here to themselves in readiness to prevent any violence by the mob. Judge Brinson, of the superior court, called the grand jury together to prevent any outbreak but before these precautions could be effective the negro had been lynched. Alex. Whitney was on" a crowded street car yesterday afternoon when Willis and another negro boarded it. No seats were available and one cf the negroes sat in Whitney's lay. Whitney struck the negro and Willis suddenly com menced firing with a pistol. The first shot struck Whitney in the head, caus ing almost instant death. The second grazed the hand of Lieutenant Steiner, of the Georgia state troops. Willis was overpowered and. later, placed in the hands cf the officers. A company of business men sent a notice to the city authorities that the law requiring street railways to fur nish separate accommodations for white persons and negroes was not being enforced. It was stated that the military, which would be ordered to protect Willis in case cf mob violence, would refuse to do so, as Whitney was a prominent member of the organiza tion. RICHMOND'S CARNIVAL Opens Under Bright Auspices First Day's Proceedings. Richmond, Va., May 14. Richmond's free street fair and May carnival open ed today under brilliant auspices. The weather is all that could be desired, and the number of visitors from out of town is large beyond expectation. The opening address was made by Joseph Bryan, proprietor of The Rich mond Times, and tonight Henry Lee Valentine, a prominent young business man, was duly crowned king of the carnival. A feature of the, occasion is an or ganization of the city's young men, prominent socially and otherwise, into a body of horsemen known as the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, ap propriately costumed, the name hark ing back to the famous knights of Governor Spotswood. The carnival is to continue throughout the week. AMERICAN PILGRIMS IN ROME. Rome, May 12. Archbishop Corrigan, of New York,- and Kain. of St. Louis, have arrived here. Bishop McDonald, of Brooklyn, with a company of American pilgrims, is expected tomor row.' It is not believed that Cardinal Gibbons is coming here. The pressure of the other prelates is connected with the creation of a second American car dinal. They have solicited an audi ence of the pope. iyspepsia Cure Digests what you eat. It artificially digests the food and aids Nature in strengthening and recon structing the exhausted digestive or gans. It Is the latest discovered digest ant and tonic No other - preparation can approach it in efficiency. It in stantly relieves and permanently cures Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Heartburu, Flatulence. Sour Stomach, Nausea, SickHeadache,Gastralgia,Cramps,and all other results of im perfect digestion. rtDard by E. C DWitt A Co- Cblcooa. For Sale b7R.IL BELLAMY. tea a deplorable occurrence. Att tempted Criminal Assault ConTed- tIn -interest! Personal Mention. (Correspondence of the Messenger.) Fayeftteville. N. C May 14. The village of Hope Mills,, seven miles south of this city on the Atlantic Coast Line railroad, -was very much excited on Saturday night Jast by an alleged attempted criminal assault at 10 o'clock on Mrs. Driver, wife of Mr. James Driver, superintendent of Cum- be r hind mills, who was absent from ; home at the time. The screams of ' Mrs. Driver brought to her assistance J vvuiiam Phillips ana jonn 'west, wno saw a man, said to be Thomas Forb, Jump through a window, and make his escape in the direction of a dense swamp not far distant. The man was very drunk, and was armed with two revolvers. One -paragraph In the dlscriptlon of the exercises of Memorial day was ac cidentally left out of the letter of the Messenger's correspondent, but It Is worth a place In print even now as one of the most attractive features of the programme. The eleven confeder ate States were represented In the procession as follows: North Caroli na, Miss Mary McNeill: South Caroli na, Miss Mary Congdom Ayer; Vir ginia, Miss Dixie Foe; Georgia, -Miss Maggie Belle McDonald: Florida, Miss Fannie Broadfoot: Alabama, Miss Lilian Haigh; IMnssissippi, Miss Sadie Gardner: Louisiana, Miss Clara Smith; Texas, Mis3 Mary Norcott Broadfoot; Arkansas, Miss Gardner; Tennessee, Miss Louise Huske. These lovely girls were "beautifully attired, and made a striking picture in the imposing pageant. 'Miss tMary Mc?Laurin, of Tlea Hill township in this county, died last Sat urday at the advance age of 91 years, having been a member of iBethlehem Presbyterian church for 77 years. Deputy United States Marshal Mor risey, of this city, resigns his position to enter the artilley branch of the reg ular army. Mr. H. McD. Robinson, a prominent lawyer of the Fayetteville bar, was taken very ill on Saturday ot acute indigestion, but is now out of danger, his many friends are glad to know. The venerable Mr. Charles Goddard. now approaching 90 '-ears, is confined to his bed at the home of his son Mr. James Goddard. All hope to see him up and about again. Colonel William Al derman, county surveyor, has been quite ill for several weeks. THE CUBAN STEAL. Post Director Rathbone to be Remov edSeveral Items in His Accounts that Need Explanation. (Special to Baltimore Sun.) Washington, May 13. Among those persons concerned in the Cuban scan dal it seems to be definitely understood that Director of Posts Rathbone is to be removed within a few days. This action, it is said, will be .based on a laxity of business methods, serious to the degree of carelessness, without tak ing into account various instances of alleged misconduct which have reach ed the ears of the administration. Whether these are to be acted on sub sequently, who is to succeed Mr. Rath bone anl che reimbursement to be made Cuba 1. r funds stolen are questions which have not been finally considered. Simultaneusly with the arrival or Colonel Burton have come several dis patches from the military and civil of ficials in Cuba which tend to throw a great deal of light on the present situ ation. All this information was final ly disciussed at an informal cabinet session held last night. The conclu sions reached were: That the dissemination of further in formation, except such bulletins as are unquestionably accurate, shall cease; that the investigations now in prog ress shall be conducted as they were begun separately; that these inves tigations shall be hurried to the fullest degree possible. It is now known that stealing has been in progress for over a year and that the total shortage so far discover ed is about $105,000. Of this sum $36,000 has been taken since January 1. There is a singular fact In connection with -Colonel Burton's examination that the total shortage he reports is just equal to $36,000. It is accepted as true, also, that Neely could not have acted singly; in fact, that he must have had the constant co-operation of officials connected with the treasury depart ment and the military government. As it presented itself to the cabinet the difficulty of stealing In Cuba seem ed greater than that in this country. Here if a cabinet minister chose to countersign false bills for supplies fur nished and the auditor chose to ap prove such bills, the money would be paid without question and only those two persons know of the fraud. In Cuba there Is an additional safeguard. If the director there shold choose to steal and the auditor Join With him, their accounts would still be supervis ed by the military authorities. The disposition to throw all the responsi bility on the postoffice departments is thus checked and the treasury arid war departments made equally respon sible. Mr. Rathbone according to informa tion which seems trustworthy and which is said to be accepted by cabi net, will have to explain a number of things. After full consideration, and, in view of the fact that General Brooke and Colonel Ludlow had been given houses, it was decided here in Wash ington that Mr. Rathbone should be allowed a. house also. This was about the time the director General's salary was readjusted. In the arrangement of his privileges no provision was made for furnishing 'Mr. Rathbone's dwell ing. He accordingly took the matter into his own hands, procured a gener ous supply of furniture and presented to the auditor an Itemized bill for his purchases. It happened this bill went to a Cuban clerk, who, it is said, ob served that the items for underwear and hosiery included surpassed any allowances of the Spanish regime and refused to issue the needed vouchers. Threupon, it is alleged, the account was presented to an American clerk, countersigned by the auditor and ap proved by the military authorities. The whole amount Involved was $3,000. Several itimes the director general came to this country and each trip of that nature cost the Cubans $2,000. This, it is said, was paid in a lump sum with the full approval of the oth er officials. In this country Ir. Rath bone is isaid to have drawn mileage for each member of his party, while be traveled on passes. Finally his step son, it Is further alleged, was given a position worth $1,800 a year and per mitted to hold office with some under standing about the payment of a sal ary for a substitute while a student at "Harvard. Admiral Dewey was given a gala day at Knoxvtlle yesterday; THE NAVAL BILL PASSED WITH ARMOR PLATE AMENDMENTS BY THE SENATE TO BUILD ARMOR PTALE PLANT If the Factories Ilerune to ell the Material at a Certain Price -Secretary of the Navy Instructed to Pur ehaae Fire Holland Torpedo Itoata. Senator Daniel Scouts the Idea or Tronble Over the Monroe loctrlne. House Passes Deficiency Bill. SEX ATE. Washington, May 14. After a dis cussion lasting five full days, the sen ate today passed the naval appropri ation bill. Practically four days were devoted to the consideration of the ar mor plate proposition which was agreed to finally as reported by the committee, with the exception that the secretary of the navy is author ized to make contracts for euch armor as may be needed from time to time. By the committee's amend ment to the house bill the secre tary of the navy is authorized to procure the 'best quality at $443 per ton, but if he be unable to obtain it at that price he is then authorized to pay $543 per ton for the armor for the battleships Maine, Ohio and Mis souri and proceed to erect an armir factory to cost not to exceed $4,000,000 one-half of which amount Is made Immediately available. Today, after the rejection of the pending amendment offered by Sena tor Chandler, the oommltttee's propo sition was agreed to by a vote of zz to 19. The secretary of the navy is directed to purchase five Holland torpedo boats at a price not exceeding $170,000. The "free homes" bill was passed without a word of debate. A bill providing for the appointment ofa collector of customs at $4,000 a year for the customs district of Hawaii and for such deputies as nec essary, was passed. The naval bill was then called up. Mr. Chandler's amendment the pend ing question substituting in Senator Tillman's amendments $425, for 300 as the price for armor was rejected o to 72. Senator Hoar offered an amendment providing that if under the committee's proposition no government armor plate manufactory is built, the secre tary of the navy shall submit to the next congress a detailed report with estimates as to costs of the equipment of such government plant and the time when the best plate could be delivered thereby. The senate agreed to this amendment and the committee's prop osition as amended was agreed to 32 to 19. The next committee proDosition was for the purchase of five Holland sub marine torpedo boats at $1.0,000 eacn. Senator Stewart offered an amend ment increasing the number from five to ten. .Senator Daniel thought the Holland boat presented the solution of harbor defense. If it be true, he said, and I may say I do not share 1n the belief that some foreign nation has its eje on us and and proposes, as has been feared !bv some senators, to test the Monroe doctrine, then this boat is the thlnff we desire for the defense of our harbors and our coasts. He would, he added, vote for twenty of the Holland boats to be built to allay the sensitive ness and apprehension of our seacoast cities and he would therefore support the amendment of Senator Steward. Adverting to Senator Lodge's speech, delivered last Fiiday, with respect to a possible challenge of the Monroe doctrine by Germany Senator Daniel said: "That speech has had its echo throughout the world and is even now reverberating on the continent of Eu rope. It has been circulated around the throne of Germany; and Germany's war lord, who always has his ear set for rumors of iwar, is even now reflect ing upon and commenting upon the idea that sometime Germany is to have a war with the United States. I do not believe it. The war lord of Germany is right in cumulating the military animus of his people. He Is but maintaining the traditions of his fathers; but that the lord of Germany or the chief ruler of any other nation is projecting or building up a. navy with the Idea of some day testing the Monroe doctrine is not susceptible to the view of common sense. We ought always to keep In view our objective in the constuotion of a navy. If the idea of those who want to build a great navy because England (a great empire) has a great navy, or because Germany (a progressive nation) has an eye on the aggregation of a navy and the ac quisition of our countries, and because Italy has a similar view as to a -navy is that we shall have a navy capable of going on the S2as and meeting these combined ravles or even the navy of Great Britain then we are going into a big undertaking and one which Is not in accordance with the rationale of this republic. This is a peaceful nation and I would preserve in the hearts of our people the conservative doctrine that would keep It a peaceful nation. The object which leads me to vote for liberal appropriations for the navy is simply that we may have nec essary weapons of defense and not that we may have a vast navy which shall go about the world seeking whom we may devour." Senator Hale, of Missouri, proposed that the committee's proposition should be so changed as to make the purposj of five of the Holland boats manda tory instead of discretionary with the secretary of the navy. Senator Stewart accepted this and withdrew his amendment. The com mittee's proposition was then (adopted. Senator Hale for the committee of fered an amendment providing in effect for .the removal of the naval station at Port Royal, S. C, to Charleston, S. C. The bill authorities the expendute for $412,000 at the Port iRoyal station. "but the amendment offered by Senator Hale makes the expedfcture of . this monev discretionary, and if the secre tary of the navy deems K expedient to expend the money on the new sta Uon and .dock at Charleston, jiw.uoo is made available for the purcnase of a site. Senator Butler, of iNbrth Carolina, proposed an amendment extending the right of choice of the secretary of the navy to some point in North Carolina. He urged that- Wilmington was the beat place in the south for the station- Senator Butler's amendment was re jected and 'the committee amendment was adopted. Senator Tillman offered ' an amend ment -providing that no armor should be contracted for in advance of It ac tual requirement by vessels In constru tion. It was agreed to. The bl was passed without division. A bill also was passed appropriating $150,000 to erect a public building at Portsmouth, Va. - ' , At 5:45 p. zn. the senate adjourned. IIOUSD OF ItEPRES ENTATTVE3. The bouse today passed the general deficiency appropriation bill, the last but one. of the general appropriation bills. The military academy bill will follow kt tomorrow. The deficiency bill carried K.SS9.1 and precipitated no contest. General debate was limit ed on each side and was devoted prin cipally to an arraignment of the ad ministration. Mr. Dearmond excoriated the admin stratkm for not sticking to the old traditions and charged K with cow ardice for allowing no oSSckil utterance of sympathy to go out to the Boers struggling is South Africa to repeat the splendid story of the American rev olution. He concluded by charging that there was either a secret under standing with Great Britain or an American truckling to wealth and pow er and had overlooked and forgotten the rights of humanity. Mr. Brosius. of Pennsylvania, made a statement of the progressive opera tion of the new financial law supple mentary of a statement made by hliu a few day ago. He showed that the total amount refunded to the several issues from March 14th to May 10th was f26S.441.900. After political speeches the bill was reail for amendment unJer the five minute rule and practically without amendment was passed. A bill was pajeed constituting Dur ham. N. C, a port of delivery. At 3:08 o'clock p. m. the house adjourned. THE SOUTHERN BAPTISTS.. The Convention Aroused to Great En thusiasm by the Eloquence of a Col ored Missionary from Africa. Hot Springs, Ark., May 14. Another Booker Washington "appeared at the last moments of the Southern Baptist convention this evening. He was Rev. Charles S. Morris, a young man of brown skin and with eloquence that thrilled the big assemblage. He "is a missionary among the blacks of Africa and had been granted few minutes to make a plea for missionary .work in the dark continent. It remained"' for the negro to stir the great gathering to tumultuous enthusiasm, when, with splendid eloquence, he told his hearers that Carey was not the first modern missionary, ut that the pioneers were the goodly women who took charge of slaves when they landed in Old Vir ginia and clothed and fed them and bave them,tne Gospel. It was some time before President Northern could obtain silence after the negro's speech. The crowd, however, could not be restalned and broke forth Into fresh applause. Crowds pressed forward and struggled to get near enough to throw money on the .plat form. Several hundred dollars in sil ver and notes frere thrown at Morris feet. ' He asked th audience not to give .money to him, but to turn it over to the treasurer and have it used to send messengers throughout the south to arouse the colored people to co-op-. eratlon in the mission work in Africa. The outpouring of money as so epon- taneus that even after the eloquent black orator had refused it. it was flung at (his feet. The convention adopted resolutions to report on the relations sustained by the denominational papers. There was a good sized collection taken up for the Southern Baptist theological seminary. The financial report showed an increase of more than 25 per cent. for foreign missions over the previus year. The report was discussed by ten prominent delegates and the Rev. Dr. Pitt of South Carolina, read the report of rtbe advance movement. They brought forth many animated speeches urging that at least $200,000 be raised for the century movement. Rev. I. J. VanXess read the report of the work among the negroes. The report,pointed out that Baptists every where must show the negroes that they will get pustice and consideration and that they must be encouraged to learn trades. Rev. W. M. Vines, of Asheville. N. C, submitted the report on frontier work, and Rev. T. S. Potts, of Mem phis, presented the report on cities. while Rev. J. E. Wbite of North Car olina made a repoTt of the work in the mountain regions. The report on the enlargement of home mission work re commended that $150,000 be raised tor home missions. The committee to select the place and time of holding the next conven tion recommended Asheville, N. C, but the delegates selected New Orleans, and the Friday before the second Sun day of next May as the time. Rev. Dr. Mullins, president vor the seminary, was elected to deliver the convention's sermon next year. The convention then adjourned. Glorious News Comes from Dr. D. B. Cargile. of Washita. L T. He writes: Tour bot tles of Electric Bitters has cured Mrs. Brewer of scrofula, which had caused her great suffering for. years. Terrible sores would break out on ber head and face, and the best doctors could give no help; but her cure Is complete and ber health is excellent." This shows what thousands have proved that Electric Bitters Is the best blood purifier known. It'i the supreme remed for eczema, tetter, salt rheum, ulcers, boils and running sores. It stimulates liver, kid neys and bowels, expels poison, helps digestion, builds up the strength. Onlr 50 cents. Sold by R. R. Bellamy, drus- dst. Guaranteed. A ? THE PORTE'S N'EW MOVE. Sends a Representative O Washlngtca to Settle In an Indirect way our De mands for Indem&Uy. . Constantinople, jfay tL Ahmld Pasha has left Constantinople He Is going to the United- States with pro posals, the object of which- is the set tlement of the Indemnity claims In an Indirect manner. In the event of the failure of Ahmld'a proposals., the TInftd Kt a ercrrern- ment will resume negotiations with the porte. The impression here is that A1U mid will not succeed. The porte has presented a new nota to the embassies,- announcing its la tentlon to Introduce octroi la Gallip oUs.,Th'e object of this movement, it Is believe, r is to establish a precedent for thesubse4uent Imposition of like duties .in otb4r towns.. It is expected that the embassies will again refuse to assent to the measure as co notary. tm the treaty., : . Th9 "Monroe Journal reoordS th death at Mrs Iydia A. Benton, Cl Union county, aged 7S. The Journal says she was a great Bible xeadm bavins read the Bible through! every trai ivi fc -w j two IV . ( -