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THE vVXLMTNaTON MESSENGER, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20, 1900.
V J V BURNED AT THE STAKE THE MURDER OF LITTLE LOUISE FROST FEARFULLY AVENGED NO EFFORT AT CONCEALMENT The Negro Taken From the Sheriff of Lincoln County, Colorado, and Exe cuted Upon tho Spot "Where the Crime Was Committed Ills Executioners Act Deliberately and Without Excite ment or Discussion The Negro's Terrible Acony. Limon, Colo.. November 16. Chained to a railroad rail -set firmly In the ground on the exact spot where his crime was committed, Preston Porter, Jr., or as he was familiarly known, John Porter, this evening', paid a .terri ble penalty for his deed. It was 6:23 o'clock when the father of the murder ed girl touched the match to the fuel which had been piled around the ne gro, and twenty minutes later a last convulsive shudder told that life was extinct. What agony the doomed boy suffered while the llames shriveled up his flesh lly be guessed from 'the terrible lions of his face and the cries Jjve from time to time. executioners, who numbered 200 citizens of Lincoln county. - i not the least semblance of the or k Jinary mob. Their every act was de liberate, and during all the prepara tions, us Avell as throughout the suf ferings of the negro, hardly an un necessary word was spoken. Grimly they stood in a circle about the fire un til the body was entirely consumed and then quietly they took their way back to Limon, whence they departed for their homes shortly afterwards. Preston Porter did not seem to real ize the awful punishment that he was destined to undergo. As he had exhib ited indifference to the enormity of his crime, so he seemed to lack all under standing of its terrible consequences. For more than an hour, while prepa rations for his execution were in pro gress, he stood mute and sullen among the avengers. When everything . was ready he walked to the stake with a firm step, pausing as he reached the circle of broken boards, to kneel in prayer. He was allowed to take his time. He arose and placed his back to the iron stake and half a dozen men wound chains about his body and limbs. Kerosene oil was applied to the wood and after a brief pause Richard W. Frost, the father of little Louise Frost, whose cruelly mutilated body was found one week ago on that very spot, applied a match. For a moment but ia little flickering flame arose. Then the oil blazed up, sparks flew into the air and the wood began to crackle. Almost instantly the negro's trousers caught fire. Even though the flesh must have been scorched, he did not utter a sound. The :Iamt6 crept slowly upward on his cloth- the sparks flew. up in a cloud of J" smoke. Porter turned, his head a frightful expression changed his rvith a sudden convulsive tugging he str,etched his head as far from the rapidly increased flames as possible and uttered a cry of pain. "Oh, my God, let me go, men. I've got some thing r-iore to tell you. Please let me rfy Oh, my God, my God." "Ar'In terrible screeching these words, the first he had uttered aloud, came from the negro. A terrible tugging at the chains! A succession of awful groans and screams! The .negro's agony was at last breaking down his suiien com posure. Not an oath escaped him, but he begged and pleaded to be ehot. Suddenly the rope holding his hands burned through. Then arms, head and shoukl-eis slipped through the chains. For an instant the body stood erect; the arms were raised in supplication while Lurning pieces of clothing dropp ed from them. The body then fell awaj from the fire, the head lower than the feet, still fastened to the rail. This was not expected, and for a few min utes those stolid men were .disconcern ed; they feared that the only remain ing chain would give way. If this had occurred the partly burned human be ing would have dashed among them in his blazing garments. And not many would have cared to capture ham again. But the chain held fast. The body was then in such a position that only the legs were in the fire. The cries of the wrretch were redou bled and he again begged to be shot Some wanted to throw him over into the fire, others tried to dash oil upon him. Boards were carried and a large pile made over the prostrate body. They were soon ignited and the terrible heat and lack of air quickly rendered the victim unconscious, bringing death a few moments later. This terrible ceremony, out upon the ing prairie, concluded the second redy, the terrible avenging of the f Throughout the entire affair but lit- tie was saki. As they had calmly pre pared for the avenging, so the people of the eastern part of the state carried Qt their plan coolly and deliberately. -xriere was not a hitch in the entire proceedings. Not a weapon was drawn; there was -no angry discussion. After the fire had burned low they told each other good night and they went home. "They did not stop to discuss the affair. The trsin bearing the negro in cus tody of Sheriff Freeman and his depu ties, arrived in Limon at 3:45 o'clock p. m. The cars were crowded with newspaper reporters and people wno were curious to see the negro executed. R- W. Frost, the murdered girl's father, was one of the passengers When the train stopped, sixteen men, who had been selected by the vigl lance -committee, entered the train and . demanded the prisoner from the sheriff. Their every action was marked by calmness and determination. The offi cer protested in - the name of the lawT and asked the men to allow him to take his prisoner to the county jail at Hugo, but his protests were disregard ed. One man carried a rope on which had been formed a hangman's noose. This was lipped over the negro's neck. It was first announced that the negro tvas to be executed by8 hanging. Many, including the father of the negro's vie v3fasy and it was finally decided to "the method of death to the outraged father. He decided upon burn ing at the stake. train was then allowed to pro cjNrNand at Lake Station, about three miles from Limon, and near the scene of the negro's crime, the party left the train and began preparations for the deed of vengeance. Suggestions of mu tilation before burning were made, but Mr. Frost declared against it. vVagons were dispatched for wood and upon their return a score of men assisted in preparing it for the fire. When at last preparations were com pleted a further delay was made be cause It was known many were on their way from Hugo and other parts of the country to take part in the af fair. It had been announced that 5:30 o'clock should be the hour for starting the fire", but it was nearly an hour later when the word was finally given. Denver, Colo.. November 16. When asked his opinion regarding the burn ing of the negro murderer, Preston Porter, at Limon tonight. Governor Thomas declined, to make any state ment whatever. Early in the week In an Interview the governor was quoted as saying that he had nothing to do with the matter. Sheriff Freeman, of Lincoln county. after the prisoner was taken from him remained on the train and presumably went to his home at Hugo. He was strongly opposed to the lynching and only consented to take Porter back to Limon from Denver under the strong est pressure from the people of his county. The general sentiment expressed in Denver aproves the execution of the negro, but deprecates the methods adopted. DAUGHTERS OF CONFEDERACY" All Officers Re-Elected Next Meeting In Wilmington Montgomery, Ala., November 16. The United Daughters of the Confeder acy held the closing session of their convention today. The committee on credentials brought n the first disturbance of the conven tion. When the "Cradle of Confeder acy" chapter was reached, in the nam ing of votes allotted, Mrs. Coney, presi dent of the chapter, said a number had resigned and all resignations had been acceptea. airs, watt, of the chapter, stated that the names of some of the members of chapter had been scratch ed off by the committee merely to re duce xneir number. More than twenty wxre on their feet at once in an effort to he recognized by the chair, and the president had considerable trouble in restoring order. At the closing session held tonic-ht the following officers were elected: Mrs. E. G. Weed. Florida, nresidentr Mrs. W. W. Reed, first vice president; Mrs. S. S. McCullousrh. Virerinia. sec ond vice president; Mrs. John P. Hick man, lennessee, recording secretary; anss Alary F. Meares, North Carolina, corresponding secretary; Mrs. J. Jeffer son Thomas, Georgia, treasurer, fall re-elected). The next annual meetiner will be held at Wilmington, N. C. THE HAWAIIAN ELECTION Antl-Annexatlon Party "Victorious A Cry Against Unrestricted Negro Suf frage. Honolulu, November 9, via San Fran cisco, November 16. Robert Wilcox, the independent socialist candidate, has been elected Hawaiian delegate to congress by a small majority, over Samuel Parker, republican. Much de pression has resulted among all whites, as Wilcox was strongly opposed by re publicans and democrats alike. His campaign was an anti-white canvass, with promises on the j)art of some of his campaign workers that if he were elected. Queen Liliuokalani should be restored to the throne. The result of the vote shows the native bitterness over annexation to be still alive. Re publicans carried Honolulu and the is land of Aahu for Parker by 219 plu rality. The independent native party carried the house of representatives by a large majority. They wl have fourteen members of the house with nine repub licans and six independents and'demo crats. In the senate there will be seven re publicans, eight Independents and one democrat. With the Independents in control, a lively sesion is expected as they are against the ruling regime. It is likely, as a result of the elec tion, that congress will be asked to es tablish some limitations upon the vot ing privilege. Many of the whtes want a property qualification for voters. It is argued that in voting upon a simple color line many of the natives have shown themselves unfit for universal suffrage. . 1 Punishments Imposed Upon Chinese Princess Washington, November 16. Minister Wu has received from Director General Sheng the following cablegram, which he communicated to Secretary Hay to-' day: "An Imperial decree of November 13th, deprives Prince Tuan and Prince Chwang of their ranks and offices and orders them to be imprisoned for life; Prince Yih and secondary Prince Ying to be imprisoned; secondary Prince Lien 'to be deprived of his rank; Duke Lan and Yang Lien tk be degraded in rank. Kang Yi, being dead, jio penalty can be imposed upon him, and Choa Shu Chiao to be degraded, but retained in 'office; and Yu Hsaen to be exiled to the farthest boundary." London, November 16. A news agen cy dispatch from Shanghai, referring to the alleged new imperial edict (de priving Princes Tuan and Chwang of all rank and offices and handing them over to the imperial clan court for close confinement pending further pun ishment) says the punishment of Pricce Tuan means that his son, the heir apparent, can never be emperor. The edict also makes the early open ing of formal peace negotiations prob able. Fertilizer Trust Buys Another Concern Rome, Ga,, November 16. A deal was closed here today by the Virginia and North Carolina Phosphate Company for the chemical plant located in this city. The new owners will Increase the output to forty tons a day. The price paid far the plant fa not known. &32SZS2S2SSSZSZ3ZSZSZ CORE ALL YOUR PAHS WITH Pain-Killer. A Medicine Chest in Itself. SIMPLE, SAFE AND QUICK CURE FOR Cramps, Diarrhoea, Colds, Coughs, Neuralgia, Rheumatism. 25 and 50 cent Bottles. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. BUY ONLY THE GENUINE, II PERRY DAVIS' II i A MAMMOTH -COMBINE. ; (CONTINUED FROM FIRST PAGE.) New York, and the negotiations have, It Is said, practically reached a suc cessful treminatlon. It is understood that all the capital necessary to secure the consolidation will be forthcoming and that the Bel monts will finance the deal, the total value of the various plants being about 523.000.000. Mr. Auerbach Is to attend , the legal side of the proposition. I The combination is to control the market for Carolina pine, which is said ; to have been much demoralized by competition between the numerous concerns in the trade. This class of lumber figures extensively as building material, being used in every way that , lumber Is necessary In the erection of ; all classes of structures. ! According to a prominent lumber man, it Is not proposed to advance prices, but to make money by econo- , mizing in the operating expenses, and also not to Increase the export of lum- . ber. Gossip about the deal was frequent in trade circles today. Ex-Senator Tunis, of the Tunis Lumber Company, which has its mills at Norfolk, return ed from New York, but declined to discuss details of the combine. He admitted, however, th?.t negotiations are in progress. Governor Smith, of this state, is heavily interested in the Surry Lum ber Company. He is also interested in the Surry, Sussex and Southampton railroad, which penetrates the timber lands of the former company. It is a narrow guage line twenty-eight miles in length and would doubtless be in cluded in the deal. ALAMANCE MILL TROUBLES Union Men Indicted Mill Tenements Vacated Agricultural College Stu dents Injured. (Special to the Messenger.) Raleigh, N. C, November 16. The latest news of the Alamance county cotton mill situation is that two union men have been arrested and will be .tried tomorrow for intimidating non union cotton mill operatives. Nearly all the unionists moved quietly out of the mill tenements. Few had to be ejected by law. It is said none is living in tents. My informa.it says, so far as he can learn, none has been fed by the National Textile Union. At the Agricultural and Mechanical college this afternoon, a son of R. G. Gilir.c-.r. attorney general-elect, of Waynesville, was injured. His arm was caught in a belt and both bones broken below the elbow. It is found that the derailment of the Southern railway train at Burlington was caused by an obstacle placed on the track. It is rumored that some of the evicted union cotton mill men placed the obstacle there. A Baptist church in Baltimore in vites Rev. B. W. Spilman, of Raleigh, the Baptist Sunday school secretary for North Carolina, to be its pastor. Bishop Partridge, of Kioto, Japan, preached at the church of the Good Shepherd here tonight. WILL LEAVE THE CABINET Attorney General Griggs Declines Re appointment Treasury Snrplus Washington, November 16. At the cabinet meeting today, Attorney Gen eral Griggs informed the presSdent and his colleagues that after mature deliberation he had concluded that it would be impossible for him to remain a member of the cabinet for the next fou years. The resignation of the at torney general will not take effect un til March 4th next, and it is thought at present that all the other members, with the possible exception of the sec retary of war, will retain their present positions. Secretary Gage announced that his estimates complete would show an ex cess of receipts over expenditures for the present fiscal year of $80,000,000 and an excess of receipts for the fiscal year ending July.l, 1902 of $30,000,000. This estimate for the next fiscal year, however, is based upon the theory that the present revenue laws will re main in force. THE INTERNAL REVENUE Report and Recommendations of Com missioner Wilson Washington, November 16. The an naul report. of the comissionier of in ternal revenue for the fiscal .year ended June 30, 1900, shows a collection exceed ed but once in the history' of the bu reau. The receipts were $295,316,107, be ing $10,316,107 in exoess of the 'esti mated amount and $21,831,534 more than during the previous year. Commissioner Wilson estimates that the neoefipts from aJl sources of internal revenue for the-current fiscal year will approximate $295,000,000. An important feature of the report consists of a number of amendments recommended to bo made to the war revenue act. The clause of the law which perhaps has given more trouble in its administration than any other is that which requires a tax of ten cents on a "certificate of any description re quired by law not otherwise specified in the act." It is recommended that this paragraph, be abolished. Receipts given for withdrawing de posits from banks other than savings banks, says the report, "should be tax ed. The use. of receipts in lieu of bank checks In this manner is constantly in creasing. "Of course," says the re port, "this is an Invasion of the tax, but to evade the tax in a lawful man ner cannot be prevented. During the year there were fewer Illicit stills destroyed than in any of the three preceding years, which, says the report, is exceedingly gratifying, especially when taken in connection with the fact that during the last few months in some of the sections of the country where illicit spirits have been produced distilled spirits have brought better prices than for many years. Chronic Nasal Catarrh poisons every breath that is drawn Into the lungs. There is procurable from any drug gist the remedy for the cure of this trouble. A small Quantity of Elv's 1 Cream Balm, placed Into the riostrils 1 spreads over an inflamed and angry surface, relieving immediately the pain ; ful inflammation, cleanses, heals and ; cures. A cold In the head vanishes lm i mediately. Sold by druggists or will ! be mailed for 60 cents by Ely Brothers, j 56 Warren Street, New York. I Lord Roberts tells the home govern ' ment that he can spare no troops in ' Africa for service elsewhere. A LARGE STANDING ARMY URGENTLY RECOMMENDED BY GENERAL MILES IN HIS REPORT SEVENTY-SIX THOUSAND MEN Is the Army lie Want In Ordinary Times lie Opposes the Present "One Year Volunteer System for the Philippine War Entire Reorgan ization of the Service Needed Largo Amounts Vet to bo Spent In Building Contemplated Coa&t Defenses. Washington, November 16. The fea ture of the annual report of Lieutenant General Miles, commanding the army, is a chapter dealing with the need for a general reorganization of the mili tary service. In regard to this question he says: "The events of the past two years and a half have resulted in a condition that the nation must prepare to meet. The need for an efficient and well or ganized land force for an indefinite pe riod in the future is most obvious, and the organization of such a force cannot be wisely avoided. There are weighty reasons why such a service as is now demanded of the army cannot be per formed by a temporary organization." General Miles points out that th practical limitation of service of the volunteers to one year in the Philip pines makes this a most expensive practice, necessitating double transfer of troops and adding enormously to the j cost of the organization. He also points out the need of a reserve force for the relief of the soldiers who serve in the tropics, declaring that the regi ments that have so far served more than two years at unhealthy stations should be relieved. General Miles renews his recommen dation that the permanent force of the army should be one man for each thou sand of population of the United States. The report shows that the urgent de mands for troops for remote stations has reduced the number in the United States to a much smaller force than has been maintained at any time dur ing the past thirty-nine years. In fact, says Miles, the force has been so much reduced that at the present time there are not one-fourth enough troops properly to care for and man the forti fications which have been erected on the seacoast at an expenditure of nearly $55,000,000. In addition to the ar tillery deficiency, the present home force is not sufficient to occupy the in terior garrisons properly or to protect life and property on the western fron tier. The report shows what has been ac complished towards the extension of the coast defense system. On this last great work $55,000,000 have been ex pended and at least" $45,000,000 will be required .to carry out the present pro ject. For tije, next fiscal year alone the sum of $11,827,000 is estimated as neces sary to defray the cost of fortifications barracks, and sites on the coasts, ginia is set down for $935,450. CHINESE NEGOTIATIONS. Vir- No Uneasiness at State Department. Disapproval of Germany's Course. Washington, November 16. The state department has not heard from Min ister Conger for four days past; but his last report upon the progress of the negotia tions now going on at Pekin be tween the connection ministers, with the taken in department's ample instructions warrants the officials here in confirming the Pekin view that the end of these consultations is in eight. It can not be concealed, however, that disap proval is entertained of the attitude of the German military commander in China, and though our government has not protested against the punitive ex peditions, which it regards as ingen iously calculated to cause fresh out breaks among the Chinese, ft fears the results. There is no hesitation in energetical ly denying the European implication that the United States government' Is moved in its Chinese course by senti mental and unbusi moss-like considera tions. On the contrary, it is pointed out that while sentiment is on the side of our government in .this mater, it is accompanied by the soundest business consiideratfons, for the animating pur pose of the state department now is to prevent the destruction of Chinese ter ritorial integrity upon pretexts; to maintain the "open door," for which our government has contended, and to secure Indemnities for the past and guarantees for the future. It is felt that these objects cam be secured with out breaking the implied truce entered into between the ministers and' Li Hung Chang and Prince Chlng. Advices from the most influential sources agree in stating that American prestige has been greatly advanced In China by the moderate and humane course adopted by the United States. EMPEROR WILLIAM ATTACKED By an Insane Woman Who Throws a a Hand-Chopper at Him Breslau, November 16. Emperor William was the object of an attempt ed outrage today, which, however, failed. As he was driving in an open carriage to the cuirassier barracks, ac companied by the hereditary prince of Saxe-Meiningen, a. woman in the crowd hurled a hand Chopper at the cariage. The rapidity with which the vehicle was passing saved its occupants. The chopper, however, struck the carriage, The woman was immediately arrested. The woman's name is Selma Schnapke. Sbj occupied a place in the front rank of the spectators, on the side furthest from the emperor. A crowd of people who witnessed the outrage threw themselves on his ma jesty's assailant,' but the prompt Inter vention of the police saved the woman from injury. The assailant is a trade woman of Breslau. A provisional medical exami nation of the prisoner has been made and she has been pronounced to be in sane. While Emperor William was return ing from" the barracks to the railroad station he was cheered by immense crowds of people who were gathered along the route. nis noxoR's china wedding East Lawn a Thlnjc or Beauty." Mayor and Mrs. W. S. Cook's Elegant Hospitality The Committee on River Navigation Store Robbery-Resign a Government Position Other News (Correspondence of the Messenger.) Fayettevllie, N. C. November 16. Not In many years have the people of Fayettevllie enjoyed a more brilliant social "function" than the china wed ding, the twenthieth anniversay of the marriage of Mayor and Mrs. W. S. Cook, celebrated last evening at "East Lawn", their residence on the corner of Cool Spring and Russell streets. Through the grounds, illuminated by pendant colored lamps, the visitors were ushered into the broad hall, to be greeted by melody Remsburg's "Bix Six" orchestra, whose varied concert was one of the Joys of the evening. The rich coloring of exotic plants, the glistening foliage of the woodland holly and fern, and the graceful wreaths of bud and flower, adorned with striking effect the com modious parlors. In one of which Colo nel and Mrs. Cook received their friends, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Hol land, and Mr. Joseph Cook, while everywhere, vieing in grace and love liness with the wealth of floral decor ations around them, were beautiful girls, the blushing handmaids of the cordial hospitality of host and hostess. Mrs. Cook wore an elegant gown of heavy brocade, with passementerie trimmings, and her admiring friends trimmings, ana ner admiring mends said of her that the twenty years had passed her by with their storm and gloom, touching her only with their caressing breezes and genial suns. The board of aldermen presented a very cosuy sei or cmna, anotner set was the gift of the stewards of Hay Street Methodist church and a lovely wirfnst C0rvi,0 i ki -oo uicdnioai acivite m uiue ls me oil- nrr 0 T" 1 ! T7M ci iu& jl vuci ui i uuvc nuncis. ior me oiner presents loxens 01 a whole community's esteem and good wishes the bewildered reporter can only dismiss them in bulk as two rooms full of everything rare, useful and tasteful in chinaware. The sup per menu embraced everything choice and daity, and was served in perfec tion how otherwise when the minis tering attendants were as fair as Hebes? and the Ices were provided by northern caterers. The mayor of the city should feel very happy today over this delightful all-around hand shaking with his people. The river navigation committee, ap pointed at the meeting yesterday, sets to work at once, Mr. Rose, the efficient secretary of the chamber of commerce. matter for some time, and already has the ground work for a strong case be fore the congressional approprations committee. It will be shown that the annual 114,000 tonnage will be greatly increased by the contemplated river Improvement, that a large traffic may be expected from the mills, and that the beneficial results will be so far reaching as to extend beyond Fay etteville's tributary territory. The dry goods store of Messrs. M. F. Crawford & Co., on Hay street, in the Hotel LaFayette block of buildings, was entered through a rear . door by thieves last night, and the accessible cash In the drawer, only a few dollars, was taken. The robbers left piles of valuable goods untouched. Mrs. Fannie Utley, employed in the treasury department at Washington through three or four presidential ad ministrations, holding a very responsi ble position, and always standing high in the civil service examinations, has tendered her resignation to the govern ment. She will reside here in future, devoting her affectionate care to her mother, the much esteemed and loved Mrs. Frances Lutterloh. Mr. James Cooper Stedmar a long time a bank officer, but for some years retired from business, has al most recovered from a recent severe attack of illness. Mr. W. J. Edwards, the Sanford banker, states that his bank, capital ized at $50,000 will be doing business in this city within a few weeks. The hoard of aldermen will this af- ternoon consider the proposition for lighting the city streets, submitted by Mr. H. C. Bash, manager of the Fav etteville Gas and Electric Light Com pany. Hereafter bales of cotton will be permitted to remain piled on the streets not longer than forty-eight hours. The municipal committee is authorized to extend the sewerage on Russell street on the payment of the necessary costs by property holders. Miss Carrie Harriss; who has been for some time the guest of Mrs. Klr land at the Hotel LaFayette, has re turned to her home in Wilmington. SUFFRAGE AT THE SOUTH The President for Political Reasons Opposes Congress Taking Action. Washington, November 16. The opinion is growing among public men who are in the confidence of the presi dent that he will oppose any move ment looking to a reduction of the congressional representation of the southern states on account of charges of the disfranchisement of colored vot ers. The president is said to be oppos ed to reviving 111 feeling, which he thinks would be the result of a bill thus touching the south's suffrage. He has been told from many sources recently that an important element of southern business men, manufacturers and others, is at heart with the re publicans and that the nucleous of a future revolution against existing po litical methods in the south has been securely established and should not be dissipated by legislation that would be regarded by the south as sectional. On account of the president's atti tude there is a growing opinion that legislation looking to the reduction of the southern representation will not be pressed by party leaders In congress. In this connection it is suggested that any action taken with reference to the suffrage of the south in advance of the adoption of a definite policy ' in the Philippines might throw some embar rassment In the way of the proper dis position of the citizenship rights of the Filipinos, and moreover, it is felt that the government has as much as It can deal with now without getting into a contention over domestic affalrs. The Czar's Condition Satisfactory St. Petersburg November 16. The following bulletin ox the czar's condi tion was isued at 10 a. m. today: "His majesty has passed a satisfac tory day. Last evening" his tempera ture was 102.4; pulse 72. "His majesty slept fairly well during the night. The temperature this morn ing was 100.6; pulse 68. General condi- tkm very satisfactory." GOLDSBORO GOSSIP. North Carolina Tontur Men Meeting With Success as Sunreons n Army and Navy To Extend Center Street A Fair Wed dim -A Enjojabla Enter Ulament. (Correspondence of The Messenger.) GoJdsboro, November 16. Mr. L. B. Holt, of Johnston county, who formerly resided here, has return ed home after spending a few days here with his many friends. He In formed the writer that his tw sons who are well known here. Dr. Edwin C. Holt and Dr. Russell D. Holt, are both very successful. The former is steward In the United States marine hospital In PUtland. Maine. The lat ter, who has been a practicing physi cian at Winton, Hertford county, has accepted a position with the United States army in Arizona. East and west Center street, better known as Railroad street, of this citr. is to be extended north to and beyond the present site of the Golds bo ro rice mills. The different parties Interested in manufacturing in that part of town have combined with the city fathers to perform this work, which will be quite an improvement In the appearance of the city's main street. Messrs. W. R. Allen and W. C. Muru roe returned today from Kenans v 11 Vc. where they had been on professional business. Judge Allen appeared before Mr. Monroe as referee in an important case pending in that county. jir.ju.Li. Muse, of Rocky Mount, waa shaking hands with his many friends in the cftv thi mZ menus m -f 1 - W Mr. John t. Faust, who is employed . i . .... - - wui me teiepnone exchange of tho city, while attending the New Ifcm fair. succeeded in persuading Miss Leonla i McCuiien f thi hv VTI ,.ife Thv nr.7,.V.o 'iilZ. 7 rnarrietL Tiv?r ,7 I PUIT1W- 1 returned to the city a i Kannv Mimu 7 1 J W and surprised their ' irtends. Quite a large crowd of tranl fnm different parts of the state are return ing from the New Bern fair. They all seem very much pleased with the exhibits and racing and the splendid weather. Tobacco on this market today sold as high as 57 cents per pound. The next attraction at the Messen ger opera house will be the Roseo Hol land minstrels. The young ladies of the city compos ing the Themis club and their friends were delightfully entertained last eve ning at the hospitable home of Mr. I. F. Dortch by his interesting and very popular daughter. Miss Jannet. The, Italian orchestra of Raleigh furnished music. The dancing and the h.tip nf I ,ea a11 ,much - joyed. Miss Faison, of Charlottee. won the prize, after which the merry party were invited into the dining room to partake of refreshments. Rev. R. B. John, formerly pastor of St. Paul's M. E. church, of this city, now bf New Bern, says that prepara tions have been completed for enter taining the Methodist Episcopal An nual Conference of North Carolina, which meets In that city December 5th to 10th. Captain J. W. Lamb returned today from a business trip to Ayden. Pitt county, where he had been to attend an attachment suit. SUPREME COURT REPORTER Attorney General Watnon Doing the Work The Widow of tho Late Re porter Demands Her RIhtH In the Matter Presbyterian ynod So Con tost In the Sixth District. Messenger Bureau, Raleigh. November 16. Tomorrow the Methodist orphanage building here will be completed and on the afternoon of the 23:h Instant Bishop Morrison will dedicate It. The reporting of supreme court mmi ; is now do b AUorncy General j Wa. . UenerT "" wun naa maa a contract for four years, lie could really do the work and remain attor ney general until his term of office as attorney general expires, but will re sign .that office. The position of repor ter is not an ofrice, but an employment under a contract authorized by the legislature. The brother-in-law of Judge Buxton, the late reporter, sever al days ago gave notice verbally that Judge Buxton's widow stood on her rights; that is, would Insist that there was title to the office until the term for Which Buxton was appointed ex pires. But It is not an office, only an employment. The supreme court has held that an office is property, a doc trine which is law in no other state but this and which is sure, ere long, to be overruled in North Carolina. The Presbyterian synod will adjourn tomorrow. Several of its ministers will occupy pulpits here Sunday. The legislative halls are being refitted In order to be ready for the legislative session. Evangelist Stuart attracts great au diences here. He Is makl "lacks upon the theatre and theatre goers. At the meeting of the State Baptist Young People's Union here December 4th, Rev. Dr. Chfver, the secretary of the International Union, win deliver au address, A special train will bring the state university students here tomorrow to the game between their (team and that of the University of Georgia, The session of the Presbyterian syn od last night was a long one and was entirely devoted to the discunkm of nussjons. , Excellent progress Is now being made in the arrangement of the books in the Raney memorial library. As soon as the exhibits now at Parte are returned to the state museum the rearrangement of the latter will be gin. It appears that there is some talk of the Great Eastern railroad coming to Raleigh. This matter was discussed on the occasion of the visit of the chief engineer here three weeks or more ago. It is noticeable that business men here appear to have little Idea that the road will come to Raleigh. It Is the greneral belief that Dan Hugh McLean, of Harnett county, win succeed EL W. Pou. congress maji-elect. as solicitor of this Judicial district. It is now settled that J. R. Joyce, republican, will not make a contest for W. W. Kitchin'a seat in congress in the Fifth district. Joyce expected to show frauds in Granville, but even If that county's vote was ail thrown out he would not win. Joshua B. Hill is elected president and Joseph F. Ferrail, secretary bf the Raleigh Merchants' Protective Asso ciation. , The best that money can buy should be your aim in choosing roediclne,and this is Hood's Sarsaparilla. It cures when others fail.