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VOX. XXXIV. NO. 68.
WTLMTKrGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 19.07.
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ANTI - NEGRO CRUSADE
EVERY COLORED PERSON DRIVEN OUT
OF A MISSOURI TOWN.
THE MURDER OF A YOUNG LADY
By a Negro Drives to Frenzy the
White People or Pierce City, Mo.,
and the Surrounding Country Two
Negroes Lynched and Others at
Other Points Under Arrest on Sus
picionThe Ilorrlble Murder of
Pierce City. Mo-, August 20. For
nearly fifteen hours ending about noon
today this town of 3.000 people has been
In the hands of a mob of armed whites,
determined to drive every negro from
its precincts. In addition to the lynch
ing last night of "William Godley, ac
cused of the wanton murder of Miss
Gazelle "Wild, and the shooting to death
of his grandfather. French Godley, the
mob today cremated Peter Hampton,
an aged negro, in his home, set the
torch to the houses of five blacks and
with the aid of the state militia rifle3
stolen from the local company's ar
senal, drove dozens of negroes from
This afternoon the excitement died
down, the mob gradually dispersing,
more from lack of negroes upon whom
to wreak their hatred than for anv
other cause. Many of the negroes who
fled the city are hiding in the sur
rounding woods, while others have gone
greater distances in seeking safety.
Every negro has left the town except
a few railway porters known to be re
spectable, but these must also leave,
The citizens of Pierce City say that as
negroes have committed several crimes
in the last ten years none shall live
there In the future, the same feeing
already existing at Monetta, four miles
east of Pierce City, and the end of the
Frisco passenger division. It may be
necessary for the road to change all
porters In Springfield hereafter.
It is now believed that the man, "Wil
liam Godley, lynched, was not the real
culprit. A negro named Starks, under
arrest at Tulsa, I. T.. across the border
from here, tallies exactly with the de
scription of the assailant. lie is held
there awaiting identification. Unless
the man is brought back here, it is be.-
lieved there will be no further trouble.
If returned here he will surely be
lynched. Another suspect, Joe Lark,
is under arrest in Springfield, Mo.
Eugene Barrett also known as Carter
in a confession while a rote was around
his neck today, accused Joe Lark, a
Frisco railroad porter, of being impli
cated in the crime, and Lark was ar
rested today at Springfield. This af
ternoon Lark gave a detailed state
ment as to his whereabouts Sunday
and he is not bejieved to be guilty. It
is not likely that either suspect will be
taken to Pierce City while the excite
ment runs high. Some persons here
think Barrett told any story in order
to save Jiis life- The funerai of Miss
"Wild took place today, and was wit
nessed by several thousand people.
Pierce City is near the Junction- of
four railroads and trains from all di
rections brought in large numbers of
armed men today, bent on bloodshed
if necessary. "When the mob went to
the section of the city occupied by the
. negroes, some one in the cabins opened
fire, but no one was hurt. The mob
then destroyed the five houses, but the
financial loss is small. Reckless firing
broke several plate glass windows and
a train was fired into. None of the
passengers was hurt. The rifles taken
from the Pierce City military company
ft is expected, will all be returned.
Members of the company themselves
.were out hunting for the escaping ne
groes with rifles and this suggested
the idea of taking all the guns. The
local hardware stores sold out their
arms early, but several applications
from negroes were refused. The mob
was composed of 1,000 or more and no
masks were worn. Thirty negro fam
ilies were driven from their houses.
New elements in the killing on Sun
day afternoon of Miss Wild developed
today. It appears she started home
from church alone, her brother linger
ing behind. About one mile from town
the brother found her with her throat
cut, lying lifeless near a culvert under
which her assailant had attempted to
drag her. Evidence of a terrible strug
gle was shown. A copper colored ne
gro was seen sitting on the bridge a
short time before the tragedy occurred.
It is supposed that the negro sprang
upon her when she was passing and
attempted to force her beneath the
bridge. She probably fought with much
desperation that he could not accom
plish his purpose and cut her throat in
Monday bloodhounds were taken to
the scene and the girl's bloody hand
kerchief laid before them. They im
mediately caught the trail and ran at
full speed to the home of Joe Lark
where, on being admitted, rushed into
his bedroom and sprang upon the bed.
It is believed the man under arrest at
Tulsa who boarded with Lark, the
Springfield suspect, slept upon this bed.
Oklahoma City. O. T.. August 20.
"William Favers, the copper colored ne
ero. who is under arrest here, accused
of the murder of Miss Wild at Pierce
City, Mo., admits that he was in Pierce
City last Sunday, but says he can
prove his Innocence by five men. xie
says he was at the station from 10:10
the time when the "Bob" train returned
from Monetta. until after the finding
of the girl's body.
The Bethlehem Steel Company
New York, August 21. The Bethle
hem Steel Company, the control of
which; it is reported, has recently
changed hands, will hold a meeting in
Philadelphia on Tuesday next. It was
stated today in a most authoritative
quarter that at this meeting Edward
M. Mcllvaln, now vice president of the
Bethlehem Company, will be elected to
its presidency. This statement is re
garded as further disposing of the re
port that Charles M. Schwab would
resign - from the United States Steel
Corporation to become president of the
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SEVENTEEN LIVES LOST
In the Wreck ot the City of Golconda.
Gross Carelessness cnargea.
Paducah, Ky., August 20.-Seventeen. j
and' perhaps twenty-two, lives were j
oVoteonaaat Cottonwood bar. four j
miles above Paducah, last night. j
The boat's register has not yet been
recovered, so that a complete list of
the dead is at present unobtainable.
An official investigation will be made,
as it seems certain that the most cul
pable carelessness caused the catas
trophe. A. A. Peck, the pilot, claims the en
gineer deserted his post and that he
could not manage the boat with the
engines helpless. The engineer denies
this and claims that he remained at
the throttle until the water was waist
Frank Enders, one of the passengers,
corroborated by several others, declares
that the effort to land at Crowell's
landing brought the side of the boat
around so that the wind struck it in
full force. There had been almost a
gale blowing for ten minutes and one
man. it is said, went to the pilot house
and begged the pilot to land. When
he did finally consent to land, the hur
ricane struck the boat as it swung
around into a position least able to
Early this morning, the work of
searching for the remains began.
Three bodies were recovered In the
forenoon, those of Miss Grimes, Miss
Lucy Barnett and Mrs. David Adams.
Miss Barnett's face was badly lacerat
ed. This afternoon the bodies of Miss
Graham and Mrs. W. A. Hogan and
Lucille, her C-year-old daughter, were
recovered. The position of the limbs
and the expression on the faces as well
as scratches and bruises, indicated a
fierce struggle when the prisoners were
caught in the little cabin. All the bod
ies were brought here and prepared for
The work of recovery is slow because
of the furniture piled on the bodies.
The boat lies in eighteen feet of water
and is being dismantled in order that
the dead may be found
Mrs. Charles Haydon, of Metropolis,
111., the only woman saved, is badly
bruised. When the boat went down
she clung to her child and both were
finally save- She was sitting on the
lower guards, so as to be near her
husband, the engineer, when the boat
turned over. A number of other nar
row escapes are reported.
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A TEXAS LYNCHING.
Another Netrro Pays the Penalty for
a Horrible Murder.
Dallas, Texas, August 20. A dispatch
received here tonight' from Whites
boro, Texas, is to the effect that the
negro Abe Wilder, charged with the
murder of Mrs. Caldwell, the wife of a
Grayson county farmer, was capture!
by a mob and burned.
The burning occurred early tonight, j
ine moo was composed ot 3uu men.
The negro was taken to a tree and
swung up in the air. Wood was piled
beneath his body and a hot fire made.
Then it was suggested that the man
ought not to be permitted to die too
quickly, and he was let down to ground
while a party went to Dexter, about
two miles distant to procure coal oil.
This was thrown on the flames and the
Wilder was captured near Dexter
about 2 o'clock this afternoon. He had
been seen the day before by a negro
who knew him and had informed the
citizens of the fact. A posse was at
once organized and the work begun of
beating the Red river bottoms. It is
said that it was the intention of the
mob to take him back to the scene of
his crime and lynch him, but messages
by telegraph and telephone gave warn
ing that the authorities were hastily
repairing to the scene with a consider
able force and the work of execution
At Whitesboro a great crowd had
gathered in anticipation of a chance to
participate in the lynching and when
it was learned the work had been done
they expressed great disappointment.
Mrs. Caldwell was a bride of but six
Dexter is far removed from railroads,
there are no telegraph facilities and it
will be sometime before all the details
of the lynching can be made known.
A BIG INJUNCTION SUIT.
Injunctions Acalnst the Ducktown
Copper Plants Dissolved.
Knoxville, Tenn., August 20. Judge
McConnell, sitting at Cleveland, Tenn.,
today dissolved injunctions granted
two weeks ago in a case that involves
millions of dollars. At Ducktown,
Tenn.. $5,000,000 have been invested in
the copper industry and two mammoth
smelting plants built. About forty
farmers claim that their land has been
ruined by the fumes from the plants,
destroying all vegetation, sulphric acid
being used in the process. They filed
suits for damages and cessation of the
alleged nuisance and were granted in
junctions two weeks ago, the observ
ance of which practically shut down the
plants. Three thousand men are em
ployed in the .industry and one feature
of today's hearing was the presentation
of a monster petition signed by 3,000
citizens of Polk county asking the dis
solution of the injunction.
The Tennessee Copper Company and
Ducktown Sulphur, Copper and Iron
Company are the plants involved. The
first has spent 53,000,000 and employs
2.000 men; the last has spent $1,000,000,
Is ready to put in $4,000,000 more and
employs 1,000 men. .Individual dam
age suits will be heard at the Septem
ber term of court.
Good Rains In Texas
Dallas, Tex., August 20. A steady
rain has been falling most of the day
from Dallas northward to Ardmore, X
T., approximately 150 miles. r Sherman,
Clarksville, Gainesville report hard
"rains. No rains were reported south of
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FIVE LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST
The Fire Still Basins Among the
Tanks ot the Atlantic Refining Com
pany, ot Philadelphia An Explosion
While Men Are Drawing Oil from a
Burning Tank Only the Heroic Ef
forts of the Men Save Many More of
Their Comrades Irom Death.
Philadelphia. August 20. Five per
sons are known to have been killed by
the explosion of the big benzine tank
at the Atlantic Refining Company's oil
plant at Point Breeze at midnight.
The dead are: John McCullom, of En
gine Company No. 43; James Falls, of
Engine Company No. 43; John Dough
erty, of Truck Company No. 9, and a
fireman and an employee of the refin
ing company, too badly burned to be
When the explosion occurred the fire
men of Engine Company No. 49 and enf
ployees of the Atlantic Refining Com
pany, in all about fifty men, were at
work in the pumping house drawing
off oil from the burning tanks. The
flames shot high in the air and the
pumping house was almost completely
demolished. The firemen who had been
playing streams on the other tanks
then directed their attention to the
rescue of those who had been imprison
ed in the pumping house. It was near
ly an hour before the men could be
reached. Meanwhile a score of streams
of water were pouring upon the ruins
of the pumping house. The prompt
ness with which the firemen turned
their attention to the rescue of the
men undoubtedly saved a score of lives.
Since early morning the flames have
spread to five additional tanks, making
eighteen that have been destroyed. The
fire is by no means under control, and
although most of the tanks not yet on
fire are more or less isolated from those
that are burning, there is constant fear
of the flames reaching some of those
that have thus far escaped. The most
exhausted firemen are paying no atten
tion to the burning tanks, devoting
their entire endeavors to an effort to
save the tanks and other property not
on fire. The heat is so fierce that they
have been driven away from the hose.
A device is used that will hold the noz
zle stationary and in a position to
throw water on the sides of the tanks
and the fire fighters have retired to a
safety stand to observe the machine
at work. Meanwhile the oil' in the
tanks nearest these on fire is being
pumped to the most distant tanks. The
big cooper shop was on fire at one time,
but the flames were extinguished be
fore the structure was much damaged.
As usual the officials of the company
refuse to give any estimate of the loss.
Those in position to know estimate it
at from $500,000 to $1,000,000.
The Point Breeze Oil Works have
been devastated by fire on several oc
casions. Eleven years ago a fire start
ed which burned firecely for three days,
destroying much property and causing
heavy loss. Seventeeen years ago there
was another fire which defied the efforts
of the firemen for six days.
The fire, which began yesterday af
ternoon, is still burning fiercely tonight
and Chief Baxier of the city fire de
partment, has giving up hope of sav
ing any of the company's property. The
one hope of company's officials and the
firemen was in their ability to pump the
oil from the tanks not yet reached by
the flames into reserve tanks in an
isolated section of the yard. An ex
plosion late this afternoon carried away
the pumping machinery and nothing
remains now apparently but to per
mit the conflagration to burn until all
the oil is consumed.
In the explosion which occurred this
afternoon fifteen persons were injured
seriously enough to be taken
to the hospitals and- about forty
others were treated on the scene by the
The fire 13 still raging and is eating
up oil at the rate of $100,000 a day, ac
cording to the estimate of President
Lloyd, of the Atlantic Refining Com
pany. Firemen and officials are pow
erless. The fire must literally burn it
self out. The cooperage shop has been
swept away and in its destruction forty
men narrowly escaped death.
The tanks of benzine are going. Earth
works have been thrown up to keep the
Schuylkill river from becoming flooded
with blazing oil.
EXCITEMENT AT TAMPA
Increased Over Renewed Activity of
the "Vigilance Committee.
Tampa. Fla.. August 20. The intense
excitement manifest in the Latin quar-
excitement manifest In the Latin
quartercreates the impression that
work tonight. It is impossible at this
time to obtain definite information.
Evictions by renting agent3 are causing
'great excitement. It Is said that more
than 1C0 women and children slept in
the streets last night .The central com
mittee of the Resistencla cut down the
soup house allowance to one meal a
Another proclamation iwas issued to
day in the name of "The People of
Tampa and the Surrounding Country."
It urges that immediate steps be taken
by all parties concerned to have the
factories opened and states a determi
nation to protect the industry of
cigar manufacturers In Tampa and the
employees and laborers In such fac
tories. It closes with the statement:
"We proclaim to the cigar makers that
the citizens will not allow any oppres
sions or abuses or, ill treatment Im
posed upon them."
General Fizhugh Lee will address the
naval war college at Newport this week
on the 'United States In Peace and
THE WRECK OF THE ISLAND FU.
More facts Relative to This Disaster.
Forty-Two Lives Lost.
Victoria, B. C, August 20. Later re
ports received of the disaster of the
steamer Islander places the loss of life
at forty-two. Purser Bishop has gone
to Skagway to get a full list of those
who took passage on the steamer and
until he arrives on the steamer Hating
in a few days nothing more can be
Pilot Liebance and all the officers
deny the report that either he or the
captain were intoxicated and assert
that the Islander was well supplied
with life belts.
Seattle, Washn., August 20. J. T.
Snyder,, a resident of Juneau, arrived
on th steamer Farallon today from Ju
neau.' Mr. Snyder was on the lost Is
lander, was In the water three hours,
clinging to a raft and was finally pick
ed up unconscious He left the boat
just half a minute after the captain
jumped over board and they both held
on to the same raft for fully half an
hour. In conversation the captain said
he could not understand why the boat
went down so quickly. The captain
finally said: "Boys, I cannot stand it
any longer," and, casting his life pre
server away, at once sank. At the In
quest held at Juneau which Mr. Snyder
attended, evidence developed which
may tend to excuse the captain for not
beaching (the steamer at once. Mr.
"The pilot testified that he was on the
bridge and that as soon as she struck
he told the captain he was going to
beach her. but the captain said: 'No,
there is a better place about three miles
from here and she will easily float that
"The testimony showed that when
the vessel struck the water rushed in
in full force, carrying the body of the
stowarway and the sailors with it.
This was done without the captain's
knowledge and I think excused him
from thinking vessel would float several
hours, which it would have done had
the water tight compartment not been
opened, and he could have beached her
in a small bay about three miles away.
It was established that if the pilot had
carried out his intention he could have
gotten her on the beach without the
loss of any lives except the stowaways.
FOR CRIMINAL ASSAULT
A Negro Is Taken to Asheville, Ala.,
for Trial Fear of Lynching.
Birmingham, Ala., August 20. Sheriff
North,' of St. Clair county, left here
today, accompanied by ten deputies,
having in charge John Brown, colored,
who was Indicted at Ashville, St. Clair
county, yesterday, at a special term of
the grand jury for assaulting Miss Far
rell, a young white ..woman residing
The crime occurred last May and
armed men rcoured the woods for
weeks in searcii of Brown. One negro,
who fled when called upon to halt, was
shot to death. Brown was finally cap
tured at Charleston, S. C, and brought
here for afe keeping. At the prelimin
ary trial his victim fully identified him.
When the officers reached Asheville
today with the negro, a large crowd
met them, but there was no indication
of violence. A still larger crowd fol
lowed the sheriff's party to the jail af
ter Brown h.d been amigned and had
pleaded not guilty.
Citizens of the county have assured
the governor that the law will be al
lowed to take its course, but no little
apprehension is felt. Brown will be
At the Forlorn but Stnbborn Resist
ance of the Boers.
London. August 20. In. a dispatch
dated July Sth, and detailing the con
dition of affairs at the front at that
time, Lord Kitchener says:
"There are no more than 13,500 Boers
now under arms. Although they are
not able longer to undertake extensive
operations, their apparently inexhaust
ible supplies of food enable them to
maintain an obstinate resistence with
out retaining anything or defending
the smallest portion of this vast coun
try. 'The wearing down process is neces
sarily slow, rendering the employment
of a large number of troops still neces
sary. Great patience is still required
to see the inevitable end of an insen
sate resistance, while it cannot affect
the result, has become unjustifiable in
prolonging the war and the sufferings
of women and children. '
Since this dispatch was written the
losses of the Boers have brought their
forces down to about 11,000.
Old State Bank Notes Destroyed
San Francisco, August 20. Frank J.
Perry, William Hagan and W. E. Smith
have been arrested by secret service
agent charged with passing notes print
ed for the original plates of the state
bank of New Brunswick, N. J.
New York, August 20 Government
secret service officers tonight visited
New Brunswick, N. J., and obtained
possession of the plates and nearly
$200,000 (face value) of the notes of the
old state bank of New Brunswick. The
notes were not reprinted from the old
plates, but were genuinely printed ten
years or more ago by the bank itself.
but were never signed by the president
and cashier. On the liquidation of the
bank the notes fell Into the hands of a
The Alabama Convention
Montgomery. Ala., August 20. At
4:20 o'clock this afternoon the const! tu
tlonnl rrn von inn comnleted Its calen
dAr nnrt trw-iV n recess until Wednesday.
Aueust 26th. In the meantime the
committee on consistency will have
Perfected Its work of collating the ar
ticle t fa -rTMrtpd that' the conven
tion will complete the consideration of
the report of the committee within five
days and will then adjourn sine cue.
tun moccasin launched.
The Second of the New Submarine
Boats for the Navy.
New York. August 20, The second of
the new submarine boats for the navy
was launched at Elizabeth, N. J., to
day. The vessel was named the Mocca
sin by Mis3 Grace Day, of Virginia,
sister-in-law of Senator Martin, of that
The Moccasin Is 63 feet 4 Inches long,
11 feet 9 inches beam, and has a 160
horse power engine for traveling on the
surface of the water and a seventy
horse power dynamo for speeding un
der water. She is expected to have a
speed of eight knots while traveling on
the surface. She is fitted with five tor
THE HOWISON INTERVIEWS.
Letter from Schley's Counsel Regard
ing Taem Before Navy Department.
Washington. August 20. The acting
secretary of the navy, Mr. Hackett had
on his desk today the letter from Ad
miral Schley's counsel relative to a re
ported Interview by Admiral Howison,
one of the members of the court of in
quiry. Beyond admitting that the let
ter had been received. Mr. Hackett
would not discuss it in any phase. It is
the general expectation, however, that
the letter will be forwarded to Admiral
Howison with a request for a reply.
Captain Parker, one of Admiral
Schley's counsel, held a brief confer
ence with Mr. Hackett during the morn
ing. A formal request for a list of wit
nesses to be summoned by the judge
advocate was made by Admiral Schley's
counsel today. The request will be
complied with as soon as practicable.
A SUIT FOR SLANDER
By Boer Representative Against Brit
ish Consul at New Orleans.
New Orleans, August 20. General
Samuel Pearson, a representative of
the Boer government, at present in
this city, brought suit in the United
States district court today against the
British consul, Arthur G. Van Sittart,
for $20,000 damages on the ground of
alleged slander. It is claimed by the
Boer general that Van Sittart demand
ed his arrest by the superintendent of
police and charged him with complici
ty in the attempt to blow up the Brit
ish mule ship Mechanician, which oc
curred at the stock landing below the
city August 9th.
JEFFRIES AND RBHLIN
Sign an Agreement to Fight tor the
Heavy Weight Championship
San Francisco, August 20. James J.
Jeffries, and Gus Ruhlin, the pugilists,
signed an agreement today to fight for
the heavy weight championship of the
world. It was agreed that the match
is to take place on some da'y either In
November or December, before the club
offering the largest purse. The pugil
ists expressed freferenee for either the
San Francisco Athletic Club or the
Twentieth Century Club. Bids for the
fight vrill be received and opened in
public. The articles of agreement call
for a division cf the gate receipts on a
basis of 75 oer cent, to the winner and
25 per cent to the loser.
"Kid" Eagen's signature accompanied
that of Jeffries, while Billy Madden,
who represented Ruhlin, signed with
the would-be champion.
THE IOWA DEMOCRACY.
State Ticket Nominated Kansas Clly
Des Moines. Iowa, August 21. The
democrats of Iowa here today nominat
ed a ticket with Thomas J. Phillips
for governor, on a platform re-affirming
the national platform adopted July
5, 1900, at Kansas City, with the addi
tion of a plank on state issues, demand
ing reform in taxation laws, the repeal
of the Mulct liquor law and the enact
ment of a local option license law and
several other matters.
The chief contest in the convention
was on the adoption of the platform.
The struggle began in the district
caucus held before the convention as
sembled in the morning, the anti-silver
forces succeeding in naming a majority
of the committee on resolutions- There
was a protracted session of this com
mittee and finally at 3:30 o'clock in the
afternoon a majority and two minor
ity reports were submitted to the con
vention. The majority report ignored
national issues entirely and confined
Itself exclusively to the state Issues
The first minority report agreed with
the malority report, except in a pre
amble which reaffirmed the Kansas
City platform. The second minority
differed from each or ineotners in its
preamble only, which set out that state
issues were paramount in mis cam
The first minority report re-affirming
the Kansas City platform, was adopted
on the call of the roll by counties, amid
much confusion by a vote of 63 to
Affairs In Colombia
Colon. Colombia, August 20. The
Chinese assert that among the traitors
at Emperador . station last Saturday
tx-ot-p several ntEToes from Jamaica.
who.after flagging Chinese traders, de
manded and obtained $200.
fc change at Barranauilla is now ris
ing by leaps and bounds. An American
dollar is now equivalent to $41 in Co
lombian paper money.
rr. Rico. Colombian, minister to Ven
ezuela, published a letter while In Cura-
coa, denying the assertion of resident
Castro that Colombia has invaded Ven
ezuela. In the course of the letter he
declared emphatically that General
Rangel Garbiras, who is a Venezuelan,
was the chief invader and that It need
surprise no one if he were aided bya
few Insurgent Colombians under the
direction of General Urlbe-Uribe.
JIM LOWER Y CAPTURED.
Rochester Police Think They Haro
the Shelby Murderer.
Rochester, N. Y August 20. A negro- .
giving the name of "John Flagler,
asked for a night's lodging late last
night at the cctral police station and
was locked up. Today Chief Clery ex
amined the man and after taking his
measurement: by the Bertiillon system,
suspects the man is none other than
Jim Lowery. of Shelby. N. C. wanted
In that city for the murder on August
4th last of Chief of Police Jones. When
questioned by the chief. Flagler, or
Lowery. told several conflicting stories
as to his whereabout during the past
week or two. The description sent out
by the North Carulin. auttiHtifs of
Lowery tallies exactly In every partlc
ular with that of this man. even to de
More New York Police Offlwrs Are
New York, August 20. As a result of
the judicial inquiry being carried on
by District Attorney Philbin, Justice
Jerome and the officers of the Society
for the Prevention of Crime. Into the
conduct of the police department, war
rants were Issued today for the arrest
of Wafdman Glennon. Wardman Dwyer
and Sergeant Shields. All these are
connected with the west Thirtieth
street, or "Tenderlion" police station
and Shields was acting captain while
Captain Flood was on his vacation -
this summer. The warrants charge
neglect of dutv.
Glennon and Dwyer were served
with warrants. Sergeant Shields, hear
ing that a warrant had been issued for
his arrest, surrendered himself to Jus
tice Jerome, the warrants having been
signed by that magistrate.
Sergeant Shields told the reporter
that he had done his duty as a police
officer and that if a warrant was out
for his arrest, it was an outrage. The
three police officers were quickly ar
raigned before Justice Jerome, who held
Glennon in the sum of $3,000 and the
others in $2,000 each, security being at
once furnished. Thursday next was set
for the preliminary examination.
Nominate Candidates for Election on
the State Ticket.
Harrisburg, Pa., August 21. The re
publican state convention today nomi
nated Judge W. M. Potter, of Pittsburg
for supreme court judge and - state
representative Frank G. Harris, of
Clearfield, for state treasurer. It. was
a most unusual gathering. The ticket
was nominated by acclamation. Unit
ed States Senators Quay and Penrose
and party leaders were absent.
Judge Potter was formerly Govemvr
Stone's law partner and was appointed
to the supreme bench last year to suc
ceed the late Judge Green. Mr. Harris
is serving his third term In the house
of representative and has always been
a follower of Senators Quay and Pen
rose. The platform on which they were
nominated endorses the national and
state administrations and official
acts of Pennsylvania's United States
senators, commends the last leg-
Islature. concedes the right of labor
and capital to organize and denounces
"yellow journalism" as responsible for
the allegations of the democratic plat- -form.
SIR THOMAS LTPTOV ARRIVES
no Is Given an Ovation Uo Feels
Confident of Victory.
New York. August 21. Sir Thomas ' f
LIpton, owner of the Shamrock II,
challenger for the America's cup, ar
rived in this city at 8 o'clock this even
ing. He met with the most cordial .
American reception. Indeed, the steam
ship Teutonic, on which he was a pas
senger, received one continuous ova- -tlon
from Sandy Hook to her dock.
Sir Thomas and his party landed at 8 .
o'clock and were driven to the Waldorf-Astoria
Tomorrow morning he will take up
his quarters on the steam yacht Erin,
now anchored off Stapleton- Included
in the party of Sir Thomas were: Geo.
Lennox Watson, designer of the Sham
rock, and Hon. Charles Russell. who
will represent the Roya! Ulster Yacht.
Club on the American cup defender
Sir Thomas comes to America for hi ,
second attempt to lift the cup. cheer
ful and resolute. He had this to say
to the newspaper correspondents:
"I am thoroughly delighted to be
again in America, and it is ungrateful .
if I did not say that I am thoroughly
pleased with the reception that has al
ready been given me. I think I can
do better this time for J. have Jn the
Shamrock II. a boat at least nine
minutes faster over a thirty mile course
than the Shamrock I. and the old boat
during the trials on the other side wa- .
certainly five to ten minutes faster than
when she raced in America In 1S33. AL
any rate we expect to make a good,'
race against the American . defender,
whether she be the Constitution or the-.-Columbia."
Naval R-erve Officers Commissioned
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C. August 2L The gov
ernor commissions the following officers
of the naval brigade: C. W. Mellck. of
Elizabeth City, adjutant: L. A. Old,
of Elizabeth City, aide; W. E. Smith,
of New Bern, assistant engineer;
Regulating the Tamp Strikes
Tampa, Fla., August 2L Following
the proclamation Issued by the citizens
ordering the cigar factories to be open
ed and declaring they will protect those
who desire to return to work, the man---
--trtrers will re-epenf -tlse fsetcrlef
Mc viday. Several leaders of the He-;
-encia received Instructions to leave
; -j city and they obeyed."
The United States steamship Indlina
of the North Atlantic squadron, arrived
In Hampton Roads at 3 o'clock Tues
day. r - . t