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THE WILMCNGTOST MESSENGER, TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1900.
SERIOUS RIOTING IN OHIO DETERMINED ATTEMPTS OF A MOB . TO LYNCH A NEGRO. They Break Into the City and County Jalls-A Fight Between Officers and the Mob-Two Persons Killed and Many Wounded-The Xegro Spirited Away by Offlcers-The Mob Resorts to the Torch. Akron. O., August 22. Between 1 and 2 o'clock this morning: officer John Duffy arrested a colored man, who during the day confessed to Prison Keeper WaLsher of having attempted to assault Christina, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Maas, Indus trious and respectable people who live on Perkins Hill. The prisoner has given his name as Louis Peck. He Is about forty years old, married and re cently moved here. ' The story of his confession spread like wiid fire throughout city and offi cers learned that an attempt would be made tonight to lynch him. In police court today Peck pleaded guilty and was bound over to the common pleas court. His bail was placed at $5,000. Several thousand people are ready tonight to lynch Louis Peck. A large crowd gathered about the city prison at 7:30 o'clock and forced in the doors. The prison was soon packed with the mob and the officers offered no resis tance as Peck, earlier in the evening, had been quietly taken away to Cleve land. To satisfy the mob, the officers sug gested that a committee of six be ap pointed to seach all the cells and go through every part of the building. This was done and as negro was not found, a yell was made "Now for the county jail. Give us the nigger and we will deal with him." A mad rush followed for the jail and soon the jail was in the hands of the mob. After going through the private apartments of the jail the crowd start ed to batter down the big iron doors. ieputy bheriff Stone stood in front: I of the prison doors and made a speech. He informed the crowd that Peck couid not be found in there and he told the (people in the mob to select a com mittee and he would allow the com mittee to search the jail from top to bottom. A committee was quickly se lected and the jail was searched, every cell being examined. Satisfied that the negro was not there the mob then rushed across the street and forced open the dorrs of the county court house. The old court house was 'soon 'packed and all rooms searched ex cept the rooms in the treasury depart ment. The city prison was again surround ed and hundreds of people forced their way into the .prison for the second time, insisting that Peck was there. Mayor W. E. Young at this time, ap peared at one of the windows in the upper part of the founding, ad dressed the mob as best he could, say ing that Peck had heen taken out of the prison at 4 o'clock by Sheriff Kelly and driven out of the city in a closed carriage. The people in the mob would not 'believe the mayor and con tinue to yell and demand that Peck be surrendered. At 10 o'clock the mob began for the third time to attack the city prison. Some one in the crowd began shoot ing at the building. This was follow ed by several more shots. The offi cers in the building appeared at the windows and began to shoot over the heads o' the people. A man with a shotgun then fired at the officers. It is said several officers were wounded. The crowd then began to smash in the windows of the city building and the firing became general. Hundreds of shots were exchanged and one boy, name unknown, was carried dead from the street. It is certain that dozens of men were wounded. Mayor Young is yet in the building and is directing a call for the militia. All ambulances of the city have been called out and the excitement has be come intense. The front of the city building is a total wreck, and the fire bells are ringing. At 10.45 o'clock p. m. Prisonkeeper John E. Walsher came from the city building and he was knocked down by a brick. He was badly injured about the head and had to receive medical attendance. It Is known that two people were instantly killed and another person is dv-iner at the city hospital. The dead are: Glen Wade, aged 10 years, shot through the heart; John M. Davidsons four year old child, shot dead in a baby cab. Fred V. Orwlck, agent, zo years, is badly wounded with buck shot. He is now dying at the hospi tal. A man named Mull was shot in the head and also in one of the legs. Another man whose name could not be learned, but who is a driver for the American Express Company, was shot in the leer. At 11 p. m. the crowds are beginning rr lpavp for home and the indications rtra. tVi.it- n.- more trouble will take V. v- V - m.w Shortly after midnight the mob broke into a hardware store ana sioie au me fre arms and ammunition they could flni inHudiner suns. Tines ana reoi vers and proceeded to the city building and opened fire on the defenders, and finally set fire to the Columbia hall which adjoins the city building. They will no doubt set fire to the cuy duiiu ing before morning as the flames are spreading rridly. A Fire at Norfolk. Vnrfolk. Va. Aueust 22. The whole sale and retail hardware establishment of the Henry Walke Company wa3 is itod bv fire this morning between 5 and 6 o'clock. The blaze started in th rvffice And was discovered bv a uo piceman, who sent In a general alarm. Tho flames snreau rapidly, but after a hard fight for forty minutes the fire was extinguished. The office portion tbft istw bulldlmr vas completely r-nitfd and manv valuable books and papers destroyed. The flames reached to the second floor but were stopped thrf The cause of the Are Is un known, but is supposed to nare been an electric wire. Hawaii a Part of the United States. Washington, August 22. Comptroller ts-ivw-oii -r tVio trpflsurv. has render- ed a decision in which he holds that the Hawaiian islands, under the act xf!i.- ct KWk institute an In- tegral part of the United States, and therefore officers of the navy lawu are serving within the realm or do minion of the United States. Joe Pateheu Lowers the Record. Mlddleton, N. Y., August 22.-Joe Patchen today lowered the track re cord of 2:06 made lay John R. Gentry over the half mile track at Goshen two years ago. Patchen s time was 2:05. CHINAMEN IN HARD LUCK A tonar-TIme Residen t who Uoes Home Not Allowed to Iter arn -Others Ar rested Washington, August 23. A peculiar question has arisen in the case of a Chinaman named Lan B. Dew, a resi dent of Staunton, Va. Dew had been in this country about eighteen years, had accumulated considerable prop erty In the Virginia town and was well regarded by the citizens generally. Some time ago he took out naturaliza tion papers and supposed himself a citizen of the United States. Later he decided to visit his home in China! and made application to the state de partment for paMport which was sent him. the officials not recognizing hifr-,nwtioJiaJIty by hIs name. With the passport In his possession Dew sailed away, and in course of, time returned by way of Canada. At Montreal he was informed by the united States Chinese inspectors that he could not enter the United States as he had not compiled with the law by taking with him an official certifi cate showing that he was entitled to return. Dew's wife and children r still at Staunton and while his admis sion into the United States would be a technical violation of law Assistant Secretary Taylor has ordered the United States inspectors in Canada to permit him to return to his home, wihle his case will be passed urxn bv the officials here. The cases of nine other Chinamen of Jacksonville. Fla.. have been brought to the attention of the depart ment. They had been residents of Jacksonville during the last nine years and had accummula'ted considerable property in the laundry business. Some days ago a United States marshal se cured their arrest on the ground that they were illegally in this country. The Chinamen said their certificates had been lost and as they could not procure them they were thrown into jail. Many citizens of Jacksonville have protested to the department against the action of the marshal and it is doubtful if their cases ever come to trial. The department has had a number of cases recently of Chinese being arrested without sufficient cause, and in some cases it Is thought the ar rests were made to enable the arrest ing officer to get a free ride to SanFran- cisco and return in case they were or dered deported. These suspected cases will be very carefully looked into hereafter by the Washington authorities. THE STATE CANVASSING BOARD Foots Up the Returns on the Consti tutional Amendment - The Official Figures Special to The Messenger.) Raleigh, N. C. August 23. The state boardi of canvassers met at noon, pres ent the governor, secretary of state, Walter E. Neal, J. D. McNeill, Wil son G. Lamb and Mr. Wilson. Neal was elected president, Marshall De Lancey Haywood and Charles Lam beth clerks. The board today canvassed only the vote on the constitutional amendment, disfranchising illiterate negroes. The vote was for the amendment 182,217. against the amendment 128,285; ma jority for the amendment 53,932. The board finds that for judge of the western criminal circuit Henry B. Sterns received 12,701 votes, and Jo seph E. Alexander 12,043; Sterns' ma jority 633. Returns from all the counties were in hand and were unusually accurate. Tabulation of the vote on the amend ment and .for state officers by the board is simply for Information of the public. The determination of the result really rests with the legislature. The latter will make it up from an entire ly different set of returns. These are now in the safe In the office of secre tary of state. They are sent to the speaker of the house in his care. State fair executive committee to day decided to make the military fea ture at the fair in October a special one, and handsome prizes will be of fered. Tom Jones, the negro who murdered and burned six people in thas county and who is to be hanged next week, today made a full confession to his fellow prisoners. Mrs. Archie Kinsauls, of Sampson county, wife of the murderer under death sentence, is here begging Gov ernor Russell to commute his sentence to life imprisonment. W. J. Bellamy is her lawyer and is also here in Kln saul's interest. Late last night there was trouble on a railway car between nere ana neiv derson. A white man shot at a negro and the bullet struck a little son of Dr. Riddick, of Wake Forest, on the head. Two bales of Wake's new coton crop were sold here today. They wire the first from this county. German Defense of American Policy. Berlin. August 23. The semi-official Berliner Post, in a long leading article. defends the policy of the United States in China against suspicions cast upon it by certain German papers that go upon ' the theory that Washington is pursuing separate aims. After recit ing the history of Secretary -Hay s suc cess in getting declarations from the now era In favor of the "open door The Post says that this is calculated to remove all false interpretations of American policy. It then goes on to say: ... "Those Americans are to Diame ior this mistrust of the policy of the .United States who demand that Pres-i.ip-nt MoKinlev shall come forward as .the protector of the Chinese empire, and declare Urbit et kjtdi. mat me United States will regard as an un rfHpnrHv act any further seizures of Chinese .territory, thus establishing an American protectorate over China," The papers demand more eamesuy than ever the immediate calling of the reichstag In special session. A Famous Will Case. New Tork, August 22. After eight years of litigation, when the irayer weather will case was thought to be TrflMi!w lvsvi. Judee Lacombe to day rendered an opinion and signed orders which in effect open tne case again and allow the Question or valid ity of the releases executed ay tne widow and next of kin (to be gone into. Acquitted of Charge of Fruud. Havana, August 22. All the persons accused of complicity in the Havana customs house frauds were acquitted today. The president of the court has inserted in the decision a clause to the effect that he thinks four of the accus ed are guilty, and these may fee taken before the supreme court. WORK OF THE AKRON MOB THE CITY HALL AND COLUMBIA HALL A HEAP OF RUINS ONE DEAD AND OTHERS DYING The Mob Infuriated at Their Inability to Enter City Prison Destroy It With Fire and Dynamite -The City Tester- day in the Hands of the Military Xo Further Rioting Yesterday Rumor of Attempt to Lynch Peck at Cleve landChief of Police Flees. Akron, Ohio, August 23. When day dawned in Akron Thursday morning. it revealed a scene of desolation and the evidences of violence and lawless ness unrivaled In the history of this kity. The rioters had done their work land had dispersed. One child was ly ing cold dn death and nearly a score lof people were suffering from the wounds of .pistol 'balls, buckshot and missiles. The city building was a heap of smouHering ruins and bide it steamed the water soaked as he of Columbia hall. At 6 o'clock the crowds began to in crease, as the curious spectators hur ried to the scene of the trouble. A policeman appeared and then another. timid at first but with increasing as surance as no violence was offered. Then company C. of Canton, a detach ment of the gallant Eighth Ohio regi ment, marched down the street, and, halting before the ruins of the build ing, was at once set to patrolling the fire lines. There was no evidence of ill will or disquiet on the part of the crowds at the dines. There was no talk of violence. The" turbulent ele ment had slunk away with the coming of daylight, and order was once more fully restored after an awful night of terror and anarchy. At 6:30 o'clock this morning Compa ny C, Eighth regiment, of Canton, un der command of Captain A. Fisher, ar rived in Akron under riot orders. The soldiers were met at the Valley depot oy Mayor Young and a -party of city officials. They were marched imme diately to the scene of Oast night's riot ing. As the troops marched up the main thoroughfare hisses and groans were heard. At 9:20 o'clock nine com panies of the Fourth regiment arrived in the city- and marched to the scene of last night's rioting. Shortly lbefoTe 10 o'clock Mayor Young issued a proclamation closing every saloon dn Akron until further orders. One killed, one fatally injured and twenty persons more or less injured, is the result of the moibs work. Geld Wade was shot and nearly killed. He was in the mob and a ibullent from revolver from a (policeman struck him. The lad was 11 years of age. Another innocent (person who will die Rhoda Davidson, theJ. 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Da vidson. Sitting in a carriage with her mother and father In -the outskirts of the mob, a stray bullet struck her in the head. Xo hope Is held out for her recovery. The resistance shown by the police officers and city officials in the city hall only served to lash the mob into greater frenzy. Failing in its effort to force an entrance into the city hall, a portion of the mob ran to the store of the Standard Hardware Company, on Main street, about one and a half blocks from the scene of rioting. Re volvers, rifles, shotguns, razors and thousands of rounds of ammunition were taken, and with these weapons the mob returned to the city (hall where the city officers were haraneruinir the I mob. I Adjoining the city hall which was I constructed almost entireiv nf brfpk I was an Immense building which for many years past was the principal public hall of Akron. This was set afire. The various fire companies re sponded to the alarm, but the mob re fused to permit them to work. Co- umbia hall was soon a ruin, but the kity hall was yet standing. Flaming embers were thrown Into the different rooms and the building was soon burn- ng. Some of the more thoughtful I ones in the mob liberated the prisoners I tfrom the cells Wow the hall. A stick of I dynamite was thrown into the front I of the burning building. A terrific I crash followed and portions of the wan crumbled away like dust before I Dreeze. Another charge was ex ploded and the work of devastation was pompieiea. I At 4 o ciocK tnis morning the noting has practically ceased. jjunng tne aay wild rumors were current that mobs were being formed n Cleveland to lynch Peck, but there was no good ground for them. The arrival of the troops distracted the attention, of those lawlessly inclined and had salutory effect. Tne rumors that Chief of Police Harrtson had be come insane and had fled caused a great deal of comment. He is In Cleve land. The saloons have been closed since noon. At a conference in the afternoon at the hotel between Mayor Young and tne military officers, dead lines were established and soldiers were placed in ddffrent parts of the down town section of the city. CENSUS RETURNS Population of Several Cities -A Great Falling Off In Omaha Washington, August 23. Omaha, Ne braska, is the first cityHhus far count ed in the twelfth census to show a de crease in population during the past decade. The count of the population of Omaha just completed shows 102, 555. The population in 1890 was 140,- 432. This indicates a decrease in ten years of 37,897 or 28.98 per cent. When Director Merriam, of the cen sus, was asked as to the reason for the uevrease ne reruseu to say anything, put in oiuer omciai circle. thA ennree was made that the rolls Un TeSi ii5 EH ESS !!?' -?!? .cgioicra ana oxner devices were S?1!i3? eUlnS the P0Patim of the city at that time. The population of other cities was announced as follows : Cleveland 3S1.768, against 261.333 in 1890, an Increase of 120.415 or 4S.07 per cent. Toledo 131,822, against 81.434 in 1S30. an Increase of 50.3SS or 6L88 per cent. Columbus 123,560, against 83.150 In 1S90, an increase of 37,410 or 42.44 per cent. Jersey City 206,433, against 163.003 In lo30, an increase of 43,430 or 26.24 per cent. Hoboken 59,364. against 43.64S in 1830, an increase of 15,716 or 36.01 per cent. THE SOLDIERS' HOME. The Legislature Asked for Larger Ap propriation,!. S. Carr's Generous Girt Heavy Rains Vance Statue. Many Visitors at the Museum Messenger Bureau, Raleigh, N. C, August 23 The generous offer of .Julian Carrto completely equip the hospital at the soldiers' home is appreciated, but the veterans declare they must not let him hear all the hurden; that they will raise all they can and then let him do the rest. The hospital will be com pleted October 1st. ls cost Is $5,000, appropriated by the legislature. The veterans In their meeting last night asked the legislature to make an am- pie appropriation, Its means are now limited, and there are on file 100 appli cations for admission, which cannot be granted. COL Carr last year gave the home provisions for four months, and this year has supplied It with flour. The military made a fine impression !here yesterday, marching well and be- I ing newiy equipped. Today the rew- bern division of naval militia left for home, after having marched to the capltol square and saluted the Vance .etatue and the confederate monument. The state board of agriculture called to meet next week- There were 4.000 visitors to the state museum yesterday. The ance statue Is greatly admired. Large numbers of people viewed it to day. The state charters the Church Lum ber Company, of Salem F. H. Fries and others beinsr the stockholders. Heavy rains fell in this section last night, accompanied by severe electric storms. Cotton dealers say that the crop has improved during this week. though in some sections the damage done by the intense heat and drought Is Irreparable. An employment agency here is in formed by New York employment agencies that no more negro laborers are wanted there. This is supposed to be the outcome of the recent race riot there. Wesley Whittaker. died here yester day, aged 80 years. He was for years an editor, was mayor and for twenty years a magistrate. He was the first railway postal clerk here. SENATORIAL PRIMARIES To Be Arranged at Meeting of State Democratic Committee September the 5th ; (Special to The Messenger.) Raleigh. N. C, August 23. Tonight Democratic State Chairman Simmons announces , there will be a meeting of the state executive committee here on the evening of Sptember 5th to provide machinery for holding the senatorial primaries, as prescribed in the resolu tion of the late state convention and for the transaction of other business connected with the national campaign. ;. P. Huntington's Will. New York, August 23. Charles Tweed, legal advisor for 'the late Col- lls P. Huntington, announces that the will of the late financier will not be made -public :oday, but will he filed for probate tomorrow. An aJbstract of the will prepared 'by Mr. Tweed will be Civen out to the newspapers Friday. Referring to the (published dispatch (from New Orleans that the death of C. P. "Hunting would bring about the abandonment of his scheme to make Galveston the gulf terminus of the Southern Pacific railroad, Charles H. Tweed, vioe president of the company. today said he saw no reasoni why Mr Huntington's death should make any change In the work 'being pursued for the accommodation of the feoutnern iPaciflc road at Galveston. Cornegle Not for Bryan 9 New York, August 23. In reference to a report which has (been current for severel days The World tomorrow wJW print the following copyrighted cable. "London. August 23. The World cor respondent telegraphed Andrew Car nearie. who fis at hia Scottish residence. askine whether the report was true that he Intended to stump the United states for Bryan, (because of his oppo- sition to imierialism. Mr. Carnegie replied: There is no truth in the re port " Conditions In Cuba Improving rwniahinp-tnn Aueiiat (General Wood today cabled the war depart ment the following: Santiago de Cuba, August 23. "Adjutant General, Washington. "Arrived in Santiago today; sail from here Sunday night. Agricultural and industrial conditions throughout the island improving steadily. Politi cal situation quiet. Deep interest in convention. "WOOD." A Strike In Tennessee. South Pittsburg, Temu,' August 23. About 350 employees of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company struck today .because of the discharge of a union man. The Alabama in Dry Dock. New York. Aujrust 23. The United States .battleship Alahama we!nt into dry dock at the navy yard. Brooklyn, .today. Her underbody and sides will ihf Bcraoed and newly painted. rrne work will take several days. Cotton Burned. Santander, Spain, August 23- Four thousand five hundred and eighty bales of cotton brought from Liver pool by the Spanish steamer Isla de T.HTWT. worp iP5rrvved dv nre in a warehouse here today. Xegroe- Attempt to Lynch a Negro Charlotte. X .C. August 23. A spe cial to The Observer from Graham, N. C. tonight, says John. Ruffin, colored, 16 years old, narrowly escaped lynching at the hands of members of his own race for criminally assaulting a coior- vrl r rl 1ft TMf9 nt flCe. The victim is I in a critical condition. I m..n i t. caa. 171. ."l lTn 7v .wTlde. tSS5dSJIt. . r n trvi. TwHfli the navy Sej? tot fPfSJSSS vfr1 Tir there the vessei.wmcnnasDeeninaocs temporary repairs, had bdcgkeawuldrrSdy for sea in a week. Biliousness, sour stomach, constipa tion and all liver Ills are cured by ThA non-Irritatlnff cathartic Price 25 5 cents of all druggists or oy mau w :.L Hood & Co, Lowell, Mass. " . C FIRST RELIEF COLUMN THE SEYMOUR EXPEDITION FOR RE LIEF OF LEGATIONS IN PEKIN The Report of Captain McCalla In Com mand of the American Contingent. Continually Fighting Their Way For wardHarassed by the Enemy on the Retreat The Final Stand Within Five Miles of Pekln Washington, August 23. The navy department has made public the report of Captain B. H. McCalla, who was in command of the American contingent of the international column under Ad miral Seymour that on June 10th, made the first move for the relief of Pekin. but which was cut off by the Chinese troops on the road and forced to turn hark from vnr t Ktr , ,9nmr. " " , tion before coming into touch with the reinforcements sent out to meet them from Tien Tsin. rr ... " . ' upuun aic- -aJIa command was a part, was made up of eight nationalities. Brit- ish, Russian. German. Austrians. Ital ian, Japanese, French and American marines and blue-Jackets. Its aggre gate strength was 2.078 men and offi cers, of which 112 were the Newark's men. These forces were all with nom inal independence, but were largely un der the command of Admiral Seymour and operated as one body. The co-op eration of the entire force seems to have been perfect and Captain Mc Calla has nothing but the warmest praise both for Admiral Seymour and all of the other officers who partici pated in the expedition. The start of the international col umn for Pekin was inaugurated af ter the receipt of urgent messages from both the British and American legations in Pekin. The allied force was furnished with railroad transpor tation by the Chinese authorities In Tien Tsin. although it was thought at first they might have to seize the necessary trains. The start was made on the 10th of June and from that time on the advance was made under constantly increasing difficulties. Whole sections of track were torn up. bridges and culverts found wrecked, stations burned, and pumping appli ances at the water tanks were destroy ed. The first attacks on the column were by parties of Boxers, but these soon were joined by regular Chinese troops, and the column had to fight its way forward, repairing the track almost rail by rail, with flanking parties out to protect the construction train, while other detachments foraged the sur rounding country for supplies. The advance continued up to the 19th, and was met by two messengers at different times bearing urgent re quests from the beseiged legations for relief. Captain McCalla and his marines fi nally were put In charge of the con struction train by Admiral Seymour's directions, and the work pushed as far as the important city of lang Tsun. From this point the railroad was so badly crippled that evidently it was impracticable to advance fur ther by train, and the international column scoured the country for horses and carts, hoping to make a forced march to Pekin by road. The resistance encountered at Lang Fang amounted to a. pitched battle and resulted in the killing of seven and 'the wounding of forty of the allied forces. Four hundred Chinese were killed in this engagement. The news from the direction of Tien Tsin showed that the railroad had been destroyed in their rear, and after a meeting of the commanders, it was de cided that a retreat must be made by way of the river. At this point, a German force from the column captured four large Junks, while Ensign Wurtzbaugh and Cadet Courtney, with parties of the Newark's men, gathered in four large sampans. This little flotilla was distributed among the allied forces and the whole column embarked on the 19th for the return to Tien Tsin. The sailors from the modern war ships at first made slow work of navi gating these unwieldly oriental crart. but they made fair progress. Tne strongest opposition was met at Piet san. where a sharp fight occurred. The casualties of the Newark's officers and men in this fight were one killed and nine wounded, while the allies only lost the services of Captain Jelhco, Admiral Seymour's - chief of staff, who was severely wounded. The resistance to the party increased steadily on the trip down the river un til they came in the vicinity or tne cni nese arsenal where the little column cleared out the Chinese occupying the walled enclosure and took shelter in the position that the Chinese had evacuated. Here the American gun was mounted on a parapet command ing the road leading into the arsenal and an all day fight occurrred. Thre of the Newark's men were killed and thirteen wounded, while the percent age of loss among the British and Germans was about the same. It was here that the commander or the Kalserin Augusta was killed while di recting the defense from the western ramparts. An attempt wa maae at mianigni on the 22nd to send a party of 100 British marines through to Tien Tsin to summon relief. They met neavy onnositlon In the darkness and were forced to retire. Thereafter, there was nothiner to do but make a firm stand in fll CTounds. The whole wall of th enclosure was occupied and the cirmstn. ran tain. Von Usedom. having a supply of high explosives, assisted the Americans in blowing up the tres tle work roadway leading Into their. section of the arsenal grounds and in fortifying the American position. Communication was opened with Tien Tsin. five miles distant, by means of signal rockets, and on the 25th the relief force, consisting of a mixed col umn. under Lieutenant Colonel Schrim sky, came in sight and was greeted with cheers as It scattered the masses of Chinese who were continuing the at- tiLfk nn the arsenal enclosure On the 26th the march back to Tien I Tsm berir,. the alll having flt 'the CMnaL u I loesea oi me uueu '"m - " -, to 2 officers, and 55 men killed, and 23 officers and 210 wounded. ----- - rtn McCalla bays In conclusion captain ; JJZSi AMin ftfrfi-B in recOKniium oi their services. Lynched by a Mob New Orleans. August 23.-amuel Fields, a young negro, was snoi xo death v a mob of white men last nieht near Whitehall. J-avingsione parish. Fields attempted, co assault a - ' . Fhite woman. He was .taken crom i the J officers by a mob and put to death, A MYSTERIOUS BURGLAR . Chased From a Ilesldence-Xot Knowti Whether It Was a Man or Woman. Street Improvementa-Some Personal Note. (Correspondence of the Meaenger.) Goldsboro. N. C. August 23. We have just had a most delightful rain and the atmosphere is refreshing. The residence of Mr. Henry Lee was entered -by a .burglar last night. Two purses were taken from th room of Mrs. Lwe. one dC which was 1:: la the house, the other, which contained but a dollar, was taken away. The family had not retired. Mr. Lee was preparing for bed and was sitting la a window in his room when he heard a noise and turning he saw negro .crawl from under his -bed and and prin for the hallway and out the back door. As quickly as possible Jva went to a ckwt and snatching a pis tol h' follawad in pursuit of the fast fleeinjr intruder, firing as he went. He got a good peep at the departing one as he passed through the garden gat and fired a straight liner that brought forth a groan aa of pain, that was plainly heard by a neighbor. Soon a lantern was procured. tut a tarch over the premises failed to nrvea! the "coon". Was the Intruder a man. is a question yet unsolved. Th intrud er had visited the refrigerator and cupboard and had placed son? of the food obtaned in a hat which he left oa the premise. The hat was thai of a man. Mr. 'Lev. in dlscriblng the fWing one said he wore a dres or duster. The hat turns out to be the pmperty of an inmate of the county Jail, where on? AHoe Cogdell haj ben jendinff awhile abiding court on the charge of larceny. In two cases. Alice escaped Jail yesterday whiVe the prisoners wer bein served their noonJay meal, and it la possible she took the hat In ques tion end may be the party who vwlted the residence of Mr. Lee. From a lady who live near the Primitive Baptist church in the same block as the Lee residence comt the information that last evening ehe aw a negro man standing on the pulpit platform in this church diking out in female apparel and it Is suggested the visitor to Mr. Lee's residene may af ter all prove to be a man. The mayor has Just placed an order for several car loads of stone curbing and sewer plp. Throughout the city Improvements are in progress the streets, ally-rways and kie walks are being placed dn splendid condition and for these things the authorities are to be commended. The finishing touche are being ap plied to the new home of Captain Nathan O'Berry on west Center street. The residence will soon be ready for occupancy and is a credit to rhe city. Miss May Pool, of Clayton. Is visit ing her brother, Mr. Lewis Pvl In thfci city. Thomas B. Parker, of Hillsboro. an old resident o? Goldshoro an ex-member of ithe legislature, a widely known "and popular man. fc in town on a brief visit. John 'Borden and Dennis Everett, two negroes charged with entering a freight car on the Coast Line, were given a hearing last evening in Mayor Peterson's court and required to give bond In the sum of $30 each for their appearance at the September term of court. ' , Henry C. Murphy, whose horse was stolen a few days since, received a telegram last night advising him that the horse was taken up at Greenville. Mr. Murphy left last night for Green ville, going through the country, a distance of forty-four miles. It is not known at this .writing whether the party who stole the animal was ar rested. Peter Walker and Cora Collier, both white are In Jail. Mrs. Peter Walker white, are in Jail. Mrs. Peter Walker couple, charging they were living in too intimate relations. The case was heard before Justice 'Broadhurst who required of both defendants a Justified bond ofJ200 for their appearance at the September term of court. Mr. and Mrs. J. Way land Jones, of Raleigh, are In the city on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. L D. Giddens, the par ents of Mrs Jones. Joe Westbrook, of Wilmington, after a pleasant visit to his young friend, Willie Best, returned 'home this after noon. Mrs. Ida McDuffle, of Trio, S. C. re turned home today. Rev. A. C. Barron, of Charlotte, pastor of Tryon Street Baptist church, was in town today Senator-elect Thomas M. Arrington of Nash and Wilson counties pent & few hours In the city this morning. W. L. DeRosset, and A. Weil, of Wilmington, George II. Bellamy, of Brunswick county; J. W. King, of Charleston; D. W. Gabeston and wife. of New Bern; F. H. Martin, of Dur ham; J. K. Morrisey, of Clinton; Mrs. W. B. Herbert, of Klnston; M. C. ft. Noble, of Chapel Hill, J. T. Hargett. W. T. iHervey. William T. IIIU. and R. P. Dixon, of New Bern, were at the Kennon hotel today. NOT TO GO TO CHICAGO The Situation In China Will Keep the President In Washington Washington, August . 23. Secretary to the President Cortelyou ha advis ed William' H. Harper, executive di rector of the thirty-fourth annual en campment of tba Grand Army of the Republic, that while the president had intended leaving Washington tomor row , reaching Chicago Saturday af ternoon, to participate In the exercisa of the encampment, the condition of public business here, of immediate im portance, will delay his departure from Washington and may possibly prevent him from visiting Chicago at this time. An official of the government discuss ing the d termination of the president to postpone his visit to Chicago, says his action was taken on account of the Chinese situation. It is expected that infomation may reach this government, at any moment requiring immediata aotkjn. and It is the wish of the pres ident to give his personal attention to everything that may develop in China, from now until there is a settlement of the existing conditions. The president fully realizes that an other crisis is rapidly approaching in China, and that momentous questions i which may involve the. life or death ot the atTny ?iSe S pre- seated lor solution. T'rr thee con- ditkms, the. president deems 4t to be - " ?f the t of gov- eminent until the crisis, for the pres ent, at least, haa passed. Split Among Delaware Republicans Dover, DeL. August 23. The Union republican convention today endorsed the regular republican electoral ticket and nominated a separate state ticket headed by George iW. Iarshall for I rnvrniir. jrx. ww m v governor. A iwiuuoa was aooptxea ZovAemnlm the disfranchisement ot oes in Ua squill. . . . t V