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VOL. XXXIV. No. 3 1 .
WILMINGTON", N. C, TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 190 1.
81.00 PER YEAR.
Memory of Late Ex-President
The Remains Conveyed to the Capitol
Where They Lie In State for Honrs.
'Fully Fifty Thousand Tersons Pass
the Bier Thousands, With Bared
Heads, Line the Streets While the
Funeral Processlou Passes to the
State IIouse-The Deepest Sorrow
Perceptible Amongst the Immense
Throng A Pathetic Ssene In the
Death Room at the DTarrlson Mansion
Indianapolis, Ind., March 16. Be
neath a canopy of black, placed In the
rotunda of the capitol building, the
casket covered with silken folds of the
Stars and Stripes, surrounded by thou
sands of blossoms, while over all swung
the great battle flag that flew from the
warship Indiana during the naval bat-
tie of Santiago, the body of ex-President
Harrison lay In state for nine
During that time fully 50,000 persons
, passed by the coffin to take a last look
at the distinguished dead and when at
10 o'clock the capitol doors were finally
closed and the people told that no more
could enter, several thousands more
were waiting patiently in line. The
body lay in state from 1:10 o'clock in
the afternoon until 10 o'clock at night
' and, not once during the hours was
there a break or halt In the lines which
passed rapidly by on the right and left
of the. casket.
It was Indiana's day with her dead,
and most touchingly was the esteem
and honor in which General Harrison
was held by his fellow citizens reveal
ed. In front of the Harrison home,
along the streets through which the
remains were carried on their way to
and from the state house, in the lines j
that stretched at times half a mile from
the doors of the capital building, men, J
women and children stood for hours ;
waiting their opportunity to pay a trib
ute of respect to the dead.
A dense throng had gathered around
the Harrison home on Delaware street
rived. Down Delaware street, much
farther than the eye could reach the
crowd packed the sidewalks to the
door of the residences along each side
of the way. For thirteen squares, all
the distance to Washington street,
tens of thousands of people stood for
N hours, not from idle curiosity or the
desire to view an unpecedented spec
tacle, but from the simple wish to ex
press by their presence the respect and
admiration in which General Harrison
was held by his fellow citizens of In-
Two hours before the police details
and the military at the head of the
funeral procession from the capitol be
gun to appear around the corner of
Thirteenth street from Pennsylvania
V avenue, the crowd began assembling.
For the most part It was made up of
women and children, although a consld
erable portion consisted of men men
In the lower walks of life who had
stopped work for the day or long
enough to show respect by standing
with uncovered heads while the body
of the honored dead man passed on its
way to the state house.
After the military escort of three reg
iments of infantry and one battalion of
artillery arrived from the state capitol
an hour's wait ensued. During this
hour Mrs. Harrison, with little Eliza
beth, both attired in deep mourning,
came Into the appartroent to view the
face of their husband and father.
Mrs. Harrison was . composed, but
showed plainly the traces of her deep
sorrow. She remained only a few min,
utes and then retired to her,apartment.
After she had left the room and just
before the casket was taken away Rus
sell B, Harrison and his wife, with Mr.
and Mrs. McKee, entered the room and
looked again at the face of the dead.
Early in the morning Mrs. Harrison
entered the room where her husband
lay, to be alone with him for probably
the last time. As, she stood in the
darkened chamber, the door of the room
opened noiselessly and an old soldier,
bent -with age, and shivering in the
bitter cold of the morning, came slowly
in. He did not see Mrs. Harrison and
leaned over the dead face and tears
came to his eyes.
"Colonel," he said softly, and touch
ed the white hand on the general's
Mrs. Harrison came to where he was
, standing and said: "I am Mrs. Har
rison." "You will . excuse me,", the old man
said, "for Intruding on your grief, but
I wanted to see my old commander once
more, just once more. ,1 tried very
" ' hard to come to Indianapolis to see
of Respect to the
him when he was alive and never
could. When I heard that he was dead,
I wanted to give him the old salute for
the last time," and raising his hand to
his forehead in true military fashion
the old man turned away and passed
from the room. The Incident nearly
overpowered Mrs. Harrison and it was
sometime before she regained her com
poseure. At a quarter to 12 o'clock General
McKee ordered 2,500 infantrymen
standing at "attention" on both sides
of the street, to "present arms" and in
the reverential hush which ensued the
casket was carried from the house and
placed in a funeral car.
The order for the return march was
given and, headed by the state guard
marching with reversed arms and in
slow time to the music of the dirge
played by the band the parade moved
slowly away. At the head of the col
umn rode Brigadier General McKee
and his 3taff, commanding the first di
vision, composed entirely of state
troops. The regiments were all in
heavy marching order and presented a
Surrounded by the members of Gener
al Harrison's old regiment, the Seventh
Indiana infantry, came the hearse,
drawn by four magnificent black
horses. Over the black cloth covering
the casket were thrown the silken folds
of the Stars and Stripes. There was
no other decoration about the funeral
Arriving at the state house the escort
was drawn up to one side. Then, while
the military presented arms and the
drums rolled softly, the casket was
borne into the statehouse.
All the afternoon the crowd passed
through the statehouse unceasingly.
The casket stood on two circular sup
ports wnicn were wound with crepe,
and over it was flung the great flag
which, in othr days, fluttered from the
mast of the battleship Indiana. The
natural gloom of the statehouse was
heightened by black streamers in evi
dence upon every side.
The marble pillars were hidden be
neath the broad bands which encircled
them from the top to the floor.
The only relief from the signs of
mourning was found in the wreaths of
laurel, hanging upon the columns.
Along the corridors were large banners
variously arranged, but all bearing the
deep mark of mourning. Here and
there, in corners, were groups of palms
and other plants, but they served only
to accentuate the deep black which was
on every side.
As a mark of respect to General Har
rison every business house closed at
noon and until 2 o'clock no work of any
kind was done In Indianapolis.
PHILIPPINE CIVIL GOVERNMENT
War Department Expects It to be .Es
tablished In Two Months.
Washigton, March x6. General Mac-
Arthur will remain in command in the
Philippines until the civil government
is established. That the war depart
ment expects such a government to
be established within the next two
months is evident, as it has been de
termined that General Chair ee will
succeed General MacArthur as com
mander of the forces In the Philip
General Chaffee and hia farce in
China will sail .from Taku about the
last of April. He ranks General Mac-
Arthur and would naturally be In com
mand, but if the civil government is
not established in that time General
MacArthur will continue to be mili
tary governor and commandant.
The war department feels confident
that civil government will be success
fully established and that tne hard
fighting is practically at an end. The
dispatch from General MacArthur
received today is regarded as very en
No information has been received at
the department either through military
or unofficial channels regarding Agui-
naldo. but the impression prevails that
he Is dead or has disappeared to some
of the very remote islands, seeking a
place of safety.
Pigeon Shooting by Ladles
Columbia, S. C, March 16. A special
to The State from Aiken, S. C, says:
At the gun club this afternoon the
ladies had an exciting contest for a cup
offered by Mr. W. C Whitney. Among
th ladles who contested were Mrs.
John Jacob Astor, Mrs. E. L. Smith and
Mrs. T. Hickcock, Jr.
The latter made a most difficult shot
that won a round of applause. It was
a, very fast right quarter and the bird
was dropped at the boundary line with
the second barrel. Mrs. Astor is a most
graceful shot. The cup was won by
Mrs. E. L. Smith.
THE PARTIES MEET AND EXCHANGE
Rodays Wounded In the Thigh Castel-
lane not Touched Each Party Fires
Only Once The Wounded' Man not
Seriously Injured The Preliminaries
of the Duel Castellane Inquires Af
ter Ills Opponent, Then Leaves the
Paris, March 16. In the duel fought
today between Count Bond! de Castel-
lane and M. de Rodays, the latter wa3
wounded in the thigh. The meetting oc
curred at 3 o'clock this afternoon in
the Pare des Princes, where many
events occurred last summer The
Count de Dion directed the duel.
M. de Rodays, whose wound was in
the lower fleshy part of the thigh, bld
abundantly, but is not seriously in
The determination to exclude, the
curious from witnessing the duel was
well kept. Only the witnesses and the
necessary attendants were spectators
of the meeting, so zealously was secre
cy maintained in regard to the meeting
place. De Rodays and his seconds
were the first to reach the Pare de
Princes, though they were almost im
mediately followed by the adversaries
carriages, which were two in number.
One contained Count Boni de Castellane
and the duke de Dion, and in the other
were the 'marquis of Castellane, the
count's father, and M. Jollivet.
Count de Dion, as director of the
duel carried the pistols.which were care
On each 3lde the other preliminaries
were soon completed.
Count de Dion having measured off
twenty-five paces, requested M. de
Rodays and Count Boni to take their
allotted places. Both principals were
dressed in black frock coats.
The usual words of warning and ex
planation were given, the Count de
Dion counted three and then said "fire."
Scarcely had the word been uttered
than M. de Rodays was seen to totter
and he exclaimed: "I am wounded in
The witnesses hastened to his side
and were obliged to carry him to one
of the dressing rooms, where the doctor
gave him immediate care.
Count Boni, after inquiring into the.
character of the wound, left the spot.
accompanied by his witnesses.
Shortly afterwards M. de Rodays was
taken ito his residence in a carriage.
The doctor said M. de Rodays' wound
was not of a disquieting nature, and
that .though the bullet has not yet been
extracted. M. de Rodays will be well in
Count Boni was not touched.
MINISTER CONGIR'S VIEWS
He Gives His Opinion of the Situation
bhanghal, March 16. The North
China Gazette publishes an interview
with Edwin H. Conger, the United
States minister at Pekin, in which he
is quoted as saying:
I will not venture to say how far
Russia is prepared to go. The Man-
churlan treaty is -till unconcluded, but
if It Is ratified it certainly will affect
the peace negotiations. Only the Ger
mans and French are now engaging In
punitive expenditlons. The Germans
are operating on the borders of Shan
SI and the French around Pao Ting
Fu. I believe It Is impossible for the
emperor to return to Pekin until the
allies withdraw and the Chinese offi
cials are restored to power and are free
from the risk cf Interference by the
"The empress dowager's return,'
added Mr. Cronger, "depends on the
capacity In which she comes back. The
emperor is free to bring her. The min
isters recognize her responsibility in
regard to the outbreak but think it Is
due to bad advice given by Prince Tuan
and General Tung Fuh Slang.
A NEGRO SOUTHERN COLONY
l Move to Establish a Nejfro Indus
trial Town Near Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga., March 16. A movement
Is taking definite form to establish
near Atlanta a colony to be composed
of and governed exclusively by mem
bers of the negro race. The movement
was started by the Benevolent Enter
prise of Atlanta, of which Rev. Ed
mund Bibbs is president. This is an
organization composed of about 500
families, and a majority of these, it is
said, favor. the project.
In speaking of the matter, the presi
dent of the organization says:
"We desire to establish for ouselves
a colony about seven miles out of the
city on a tract of land large enough to
build a town, have It Incorporated and
governed by our own people and then
establish the enterprises for making a
livelihood. We hope to complete the
work of organization within seven
- REVENUE STAMP REDUCTION
Preparations . Therefor Under the
Washington, March 16. The treasury
officials are factively making prepara
tions to carry into effect the war reve
nue reduction act which becomes op
erative on July 1, 1901, and with a view
to giving publican information on the
subject possible at this time the in
ternal revenue bureau today issued the
"All documentary and proprietary
revenue stamps in the hands of pur
chasers on and after July 1, 1901. will
be redeemed by the government under
the provisions of the act of May 12,
"Such stamps should be presented for
redemption by the owners thereof to
the collector of internal revenue from
whom they were purchased, who will
suppiy me applicant w:.n necessary
forms and instructions for the prepara
tions of his claim. It is probable that
regulations will be prepared and issued
providing for the redemption of im
printed documentary stamps without
requiring the destruction of the checks
or drafts on which they are imprinted."
The amount of stamps which will be
offered for redemption on and after
July 1st, cannot be calculated with any
degree of accuracy, but the officials
most familiar with the subject esti
mate that of the classes of stamps for
documents, checks, etc., from which
the tax was entirely removed the re
demptions may aggregate 51,500,000 and
possibly a little less. This estimate is
based upon the assumption 'that th
public will have on hand July 1, one
The artiol?s upon which the tax waj
reduced represent a. very much larger
sum, but in those cases the redemp
tion will be in the nature of an ex
change, although these stamps, like the
others, probably will be redeemed in
cash, but other stamps made to con
form to the reduction in the rate of
tax will be immediately issued, so that
the net loss to the government will not
be very large.
CHILI AND PERU
Our Government Worried Over Hos
tile Attitude ot theso Nations
Washington, March 16. Some appre
hension is felt in official quarters over
the reported action of Peru in with
drawing her-mlnister from the Chilean
capital. Although the withdrawal has
not been communicated officially to
this government, yet it is accepted as
a fact, since it is in line with what was
expected to follow the action of the
Chilean congress in rejecting the plan
of arbitrating the remaining differences
between the two countries on their
boundary question. The Chilian min
ister was withdrawn some time ago
from Peru, so that the recall of the
Peruvian minister from Chile leaves
each country without a diplomatic rep
resentative in the other. Whether this
will amount to a complete severance
of diplomatic relations has not been
made clear by the meager advices at
hand, but in any event it is looked
upon as a further evidence of the
growing seriousness of the issues in
AST. PATRICK'S DAY FIND.
An Old Irish Penny Unearthed In Rev
olutionary Battles Locality.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Eutawvllle, S. C, March 16. An old
Irish penny was- found at Ferguson,
near here, today by Mr. A. Cameron
while superintending the excavating
for water pipes at the Santee River
Cypress Lumber Company's plant.
The coin is of the reign of George II
and is dated 1744.
On the obverse side is the head of the
sovereign, with the inscription "Geor-
glus, the Second, Rex." and one the
reverse side Is a harp with the word
"Hibernla," and the date 1744.
Singular to say, this coin was found
at, as near as can be ascertained, the
exact spot where General Marion swam
the Santee river when surprised at the
house of his brother-in-law by the Eng
lish during the revolutionary war, and
in all probabilities was lost by some of
The location of the find is three miles
from where the battle of Eutaw
Springs was fought and six miles from
General Marion's grave.
A Bis Coal Strike Imminent
Hazelton, Pa., March 16. By unani
mous vote the delegates to the United
Mine Workers convention, which has
been in session in this city for nearly
a week, today decided to suspend work
at all anthracite mines unless the oper
ators agreed to meet the miner's exec
utive board in joint conference before
April 1st. A strike seems inevitable.
The operators have steadfastly re
refused to recognize the miners as a
body, and there is not the remotest in
dication that the operators will pay
any attention to the demands, made
by President Mitchell and other mem
berts of the executive board, that they
meet the miners In Joint conference to
THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL
THE STATE CONCLUDES ITS DIRECT
Announcement that the Defendants
Would Testify Clerk of the Supreme
Court Testifies to Peremptory Order
for Issuing the Writ tof Mandamus.
Exceptions to Testimony Argued bj
Counsel tor the Defenee and Over
ruled by the Court.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, March 16. At the im
peachment trial today of Judges Fur
ches and Douglas Clerk Kenan, of the
supreme court, continuing his testimo
ny, said he issued the mandamus only
after receiving a written, peremptory
order signed by a majority of the court;
that the order was not made until the
court had two conferences; that the
refusal by the Impeached judges to ad
mit Judge Clark's protest as a record
of the court was in keeping with the
rules of the court.
The remainder of the session was
consumed by argument of defence,
resisting introduction of the original
warrant for $831 by the state treasur
er, who had been ordered to produce It.
The defence claimed the judges were
not responsible for anything whatever
except issuing that mandamus; that
nothing except the constitutionality of
that act could me considered.
The prosecution claimed the articles
of impeachment charged a continuance
of unlawful acts by the judges in de
cisions and that not only the evil re
sults of the same could be shown, but
the circumstances tending to show their
intentional disregard of law were com-
The president ruled the warrant in.
State Auditor Dixon was called by
the prosecution to produce the original
papers and accounts which White pre
sented to the auditor and on which the
warrant for 5831 was based. These
were the claims the judges ordered the
auditor by peremptory mandamus to
The defence again strongly resisted
the Introduction of these claims on the
same grounds as the objection to the
admission of the warrant.
The prosecution pressed the point.
The president admitted the papers
and the defense appealed from the de
cision to the senate.
The senate sustained the ruling 36 to
5, the latter republicans.
The accounts were then exhibited
showing, the prosecution claimed, glar
ing irregularities; the auditor being
compelled to audit and Issue a warrant
on them by command of the Judges to
do so or go to jail. The prosecution
rested its case.
Mr. Jarvis, of counsel for the defense,
said if it was an ordinary trial the
judges would confidently submit their
case to the senate now, not fearing con
viction, but they desired to go on the
witness stand themselves and tell ev
erything they had done during their
whole official lives and submit them
selves to a rigid cross examination;
that they owed this to the whole state
and did not fear the result of this.
GENERAL Do WET'S FATE
Certain Death If lie Falls Into the
nands of the British.
London. March 16. i A special dis
patch from Durban, Natal, says the
Boer commanders are holding a meet
ing at Petersburg in northern Trans
vaal, to discuss the position, and the
advisability of a continuation of the
war. Whatever the result of the peace
negotiations between General Kitchen
er and General Botha, It Is tolerably
certain that the rumors of the inclu
sion of General deWet In any form of
amnesty are not based on fact. Gener
al Kitchener's personal views of the
Boer leader are not known In Pall Mall.
but If the war office Is consulted the
officials there would rather see deWet
killed In action than taken alive.
One of .the officials responsible for
the direction of the affairs of the army
said to a representative of the Asso
"I cannot see bow Kitchener can pos
sibly accept deWefs surrender. If he
ever gets him he will be obliged to try
him for his recent alleged murders of
prisoners. I have no doubt that the
verdict of either a military or a civil
court would be death, and if such a
verdict was carried out there would be
a horrible howl online continent and in
America; and, indeed, one would be
sorry to see such a brave fighter meet
such an end. Therefore, we can only
hope deWet will either be let out of the
country or shot lnbattle."
No Change In the Anjclo-Rusalan Dis
pute. Tien Tsln. March 16. The Anglo-
Russian dispute shows no change and
the disputants are exercising the ut
most caution to prevent a collision be
tween the guards during the negotiations-
The Russians continue to pur
chase land in the new concession. .
WEDDING IX A SICK ROOM
A Betrothed Couple, While 111 With
Scarlet Fever, Married.
New York, March 16L Eugene S.
Heynal and Miss Adlalde Fitzgerald
were married todaji at the residence
of Howard Willet. White Plains, N. Y.,
though the bride and groom both were
afflicted with scarlet fever and have
been in quarantine for days. The
bridegroom was la a critical condition
early in the day and when fee was told
of . this he asked MLw Fitzgerald to
consent to an immediate marriage, ani
thi3 she did.
The couple have been engaged for
some time and were to nave been mar
ried April 24th next. They returned
from Aiken, S. C. a f w days agu and
were viiltlng Mr. Willet when they
were stricken with scarlet fever. A
physician and nurses were engaged and
everything possible done to make the
A turn for the worse came in Mr.
Reynal's condition last night and early
thls morning he determined on mar
riage if possible, belle vln death to be
&ar. Rev. Father Fianeis J. Meony,
assistant rector of St. John's Catholic
church, consented to perform tile cere
mony. He was taken to Mr. Reynal's
room. Miss Fitzgerald, who was able
to be up, was assisted to his room and
the ceremony was performed. The wit
nesses were the five nurses employed
to wait on the two patients.
Th bride left the room immediately.
Mr. Reynal seemed to brighten up con
siderably after the marriage. A con
sultation of physicians was held this
evening and It was decided that Mr.
Reynal had a chance of recovery. Both
Mr. and Mrs. Reynai are well known
FOUR LI V-s LOST
In the Bnrnlne or ;ho Car of Davis
Uncle Tom's Cabin" Company
Missoula, Mont.. March 16. At Olive,
a station forty-five miles west of Mis
soula, a special car containing the Ed.
Davis' "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Company
was burned today, four members Of the
company losing their lives. The dead
are Minnie Hearst, cook; Bert Reed,
musician; Rena Lucasse, musician, and
John Bolimans, musician.
The car was attached to the regular,
eastbound train due to arrive In Mis
soula at 9:30 o'clock a. m. Shortly af
ter leaving Plains the car was discover
ed to be on fire in' the sleeper apartments-and
before the alarm could be
given, the whole car was In flames.
Most of the company escaped with
out Injury and they stood guard at the
doors of the car and seized the unfort
unates whose night clothes were tu rn
ing as they ran from their btiihs ..nI
rolled them In blankets. One grazed
with pain, enveloped in flames, broke
through the cordon at the door, ran
and Jumped into the river, from which
he was with difficulty rescued. When
the fire was discovered the train was
stopped and by hard work the dogs and
donkeys and paraphernalia of the com
pany were saved. The car was burned
to the track.
.GIRLS BURNED TO DEATH
Several Lose their Lives In Burning
St. Joseph, Mo.. March 16. The
No yes- Norman shoe factory and the
Richardson, Roberts &. Byrnes overall
and shirt factory were destroyed by
fire this afternoon, causing the death,
probably, of several persons. All the
victims are girls and were employed In
the shirt factory. Miss Louise Eslon
dau, aged 20 years. known to be
dead. Florence Terry and Miss Mamie
Berry leaped from the third story of
the Noyes Norman building and were
caught by firemen In a net. They are
badry burned. John Fried, a fireman,
was severely Injured. The fire Is sup
posed to have started in the engine
room where a fireman had been using
gasoline to clean machinery. Many
people saw several girls at the fourth
story window of the shirt factory Just
a moment before the walls collapsed,
and are confident that none escaped.
ENGLAND'S CEOWX PRUICE
And His Consort Start on
Around the World.
Portsmouth, Eng., March 16. Amidst
the firing of a royal salute by the as
sembled fleet and hearty cheers from
the concourse of people gathered at all
points of vantage, the steamer Ophir.
with the duke and duchess of Corn
wall and York on board, started at'
about 4 o'clock this afternoon, on the
voyage which is not to terminate until
their royal highnesses have made a tour
of the world. Including the British em-,
pi re. Troops and bands of music play
ing the atlonal anthem lined the' quay,
and all the ships were manned and'
dressed. J" ' " ,
The six-day go-as-you-please 'race
which began in Industrial halL Phil
adelphia, at midnight last Saoday,
was ended tonight. Glide .won by jx"
miles, with Barnes. - the CO-year-ald
Grand Army of the Republic pedes
trian second. Click made 4S miles ab '
Barnes 47f. -