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il I Hi vV GTO& MJESSEN&EB, EKIDA Y . AUGUST 23, liiOl
ALASKA STEAMER SUNK
STRIKES AN ICEBERG AND GOES DOWN
IS TWENTY MINUTES.
SIXTY-SEVEN JERSONS PERISH
Ketnrnlng from Alaska With Many
Passengers Aboard, AVhlle Running
at Full Speed, She Strikes the Ice In
Middle of the NIeht Captain Refuses
to Make for Shore-Great Contusion
on Board Men Go Down Wtlh Thou
sands of Dollars of Gold Dust.
Port Townsend, "Washn., August 13.
The steamer Queen has just arrived
from the north bringing news of one
of the most appalling marine disasters
on the Pacific coast.
The steamer Islander, sailing from
Skagway, August 14th, when nearing
the southwest end of Douglass island
at 2 o'clock a. m., August 15th, and run
ning at full speed, struck a floating ice
berg and In less than twenty minutes
went to the bottom of the deep channel,
carrying men, women and children to
The Islander had 108 passengers, and
all were in bed when the vessel struck.
The shock was so severe that many
were thrown from their berths and the
wildest excitement prevailed. Word
was soon passed that the vessel was
doomed and a general scramble for the
boats ensued, many jumping overboard
and attempting to swim to the shore,
the distance being short.
In the scramble to get into the boats
many were hurled headlong into the
chilly water, which, according to pas
sengers arriving from the scene, seemed
alive with human beings.
Before all the passengers had left the
vessel she gave a lunge and went down,
bow first. It is known that sixty-seven
live3 were lost. It will be sometime
before their names can be definitely
learned as the purser lost his passen
United States Consul Smith, of Vic
toria, who was a passenger on the
Queen, gleaned the following story of
the wreck from among forty survivors
who were passengers on the Queen:
"The Islander left Skagway for Vic-
lunu. on last w eunesaay evening at 6
o'clock p. m. with 125 passengers and a
crew of sixty-one men on board and
ten or twelve stowaways. All went
well, the steamer making her usual
record of fifteen knots an hour until at
3 o'clock Thursday morning when
Juneau was passed and the south end
of Douglass island was reached. Then
suddenly the steamer encountered an
obstruction, said to have been an ice
burg, and stopped with a jar which
aroused many of the sleeping passen
gers. "Captain Foote Was having breakfast
and the pilot notified him of the trou
ble. When the vessel struck water
rushed in forward in great volumes and
the pilot advised that the vessel be run
on the beach, not over half a mile dis
tant, at once. To this the captain ob
jected, saying the beach was too
abrupt. lie thought there was no im
minent danger, but would run a few
miles further down where he knew
there was a good landing.
"The captain assured several passen
gers there was no immediate danger
and that they could go back to bed and
sent the first officer down to examine.
That officer reported there was great
danger and urged that the vessel be
beached at once.
"The first officer ordered the boats
let down, but this order was counter
manded by the captain, who, however,
finally realized the seriousness of the'
situation and allowed the first officer
to get down the boats. Meanwhile the
passengers, aroused to their peril, ap
peared on dcl; and a rush was made
to the purser who had been given much
treasure for safe-keeping. Purser
Bishop handed all out except two bags
of $10,000 each which were not claimed
and went down with the vessel.
"The bow of the steamer steadily
sunk and twenty minutes later the pro
pellor and rudder were high in the air.
and useless, but the captain remained
on the bridge until the last and finally
jumped on a life raft. When the steam
er went under an explosion occurred.
The captain lost his hold on the raft
and went under.
"Owing to the dense fog much diffi
culty was exferienced in "locating the
direction of the shore. After a time
water was heard trickling down the
rocks and all the boats reached the
shore. Many persons who jumped off
the steamer were rescued later, only to
IS LIKE A DELICATE
In good condition she is sweet and lovable,
and sings life's song on a joyful harmonious
string. Out of order or unstrung, there is
discordance and unhappiness. J ust as there
is one key note to all music so there Is one key
note to health. A woman might as well try
to fly without wings as to feel well and look
well while the organs that make her a woman
are weak cr diseased. She must be healthy
Inside cr she can't be healthy outside. There
are thousands cf women suffering silently all
over the country. Mistaken modesty urge3
their silence. While there is nothing mere
admirable than a modest woman, health is
of the first irrocrtar.ee. Every other con
sideration should give way before it. Brad
field's Female Regulator is a medicine fo
women s ilis. It is
way to cure leu
corrhea, falling of
the womb, nervous
backache and gen
eral weakness. You
will be astonished
at the result, es
pecially If ycu have
ing with ether so
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you to try an uncer
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happy thousands of
women. What it
has done for othere
It can do for you.
Sold in drug stores
for $1 a bottle.
- "A free illustrated
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to all who write to
die from exhaustion and the . Intense
cold. Several persons recovered con
sciousness only after four or five hours
hard work by their comrades."
' All the rescued speak In high terms
of the courage tnd assistance given by
Chief Engineer Brownlee and First Of
ficer Neurotsos, who saved several lives.
The intense cold of the water caused
severe cramps among many who were
on life rafts and resulted in death from
the exposure. The bodies of these dying
in this manner turned black.
LI. M. Brauer, of Portland, Ore., had
$14,C00 in gold dust in his satched, but
promptly abandoned it, tumbled into
the water and was rescued.
D. H. Hart, of Klondike, had $40,000
in gold dust which he abandoned when
he jumped into the last boat and reach
ed shore safely.
Another Klondiker, whose name is
not given, is reported to have taken
his portmanteau, containing $40,000 in
gold dust, frcm the purser and jump
ed from the sinking steamer to a boat
which he failed to reach. Both the man
and his treasure sank.
Pilot La blond, who had charge of the
steamer, raid: "The night was fine.
As we always expect to meet Ice, a
sharp lookout was kept. About 2:46
o'clock a. m. the crash came. The boat
was under full speed and no ice was in
sight and there was no fog. The fatal
berg was. no doubt, even with water.
After she struck I stopped the engines.
Then Captain Foote appeared with the
night watchman and reported the ship
leaking forward. I told Captain Foote
that Ave would better hold for the beach,
but the ship was making water so fast
that she would not answer her helm.
Then I called the mate and ordered the
boats. This was done and they were
loaded with rassengers. '.any passen
gers jumped overboard with life pre
servers on. I jumped overboard and
was in the water over two hours before
securing a piece of wreckage."
The Islander was the largest passen
ger vessel of the Canadian Pacific Nav
igation Company. It was built at Glas
gow and cost over $200,000. The vessel
arrived at Victoria on December 9, 18SS,
and was put on the Victcfria-Vancouver
route. Since then it has been engaged
in the Vancouver trade, occasionally
going to Alaska and the Columbia
Tli-- :sl ; rider was a twin screw steam
er, 240 feet long. 42 feet beam and 14.S
hold; possessed great speed, had ac
commodations for several hundred
passengers and a large freight capacity.
Seattle, August 19. A special to The
Times from Victoria, B. C, says:
The steamer Queen left for Seattle, at
9 o'clock carrying a number of the sur
vivors of the wreck, and the Farallon
is expected snou. Purser Bishop is ex
pected on the Farallon with a list of
dead. The death of Captain Foote was
very pathetic. He remained on the
bridge until the steamer was founder
ing. When the vessel commenced to
sink and It vjs seen that no expedient
could avail, the captain, it is said, jump
ed into the life raft, which was al
ready overtaxed. Realizing that his
weight would work havoc there he ex
claimed: "I ree there are too many
here, so good bye, boys" and swam
away. He was shortly afterwards seen
Chief Engineer Brownlee had a
miraculous escape. He was asieep and
awakened by Third Engineer Allen
ringing his bell He ran to the engine
room. There two firemen died like
heroes soon after he arrived. They
were ordered to close the "top wheel'
and shut off the water which was rush
ing in. They tried to do so and were
drowned. Brownlee went with the
steamer and was standing on the upper
deck holding the top rail when the
steamer slid dewn by the head. He
rose from the whirlpool and grasped
A number cf the passengers of the
wrecked steamer Islander tell of their
thrilling experiences during the dis
aster. M. Blumauor, of Portland, who was
bringing out a satchel containg $14,000
in Klondike gold, rushed up to the up
pre deck when the boat was settling
ana Captain Foote told him there was
little danger. Soon there was a rush
for the boats and when he was boarding
the lifeboat was afraid to throw his
satchel of grid down from the deck
into the boat for fear that the weight
of the gold wo aid stave a hole through
the lifeboat and thus cause the loss of
the lives of those in the boats, as well
as losing his chance of safety. He con
cluded to abandon his gold, and, drop
ping the satchel on the deck, he slid
down into the water. and was hauled to
the boat, thankful to save his life.
One man, vho had just come out
from the Klondike and whose name
could not be learned, is reported to have
taken his portmanteau from the care
of the purser r.nd with the grip contain
ing dust amounting to $40,000 in value,
grasped firmly in his hand, jumped
from the sinking steamer to a boat
close by and, failing to reach the boat,
went down with his treasure.
United States Consul A. J. Smith,
a passenger on the steamer Queen,
saw Dr. Phillips, of Seattle, at Juneau.
Dr. Phillips toid him that he had lost
his wife and child. The doctor Insisted
that no one called at his room, but he
felt the sudden stoppage and said that
his wife told him to get up and see
what the cause of the stoppage was.
He demurred at first, but hearing peo
ple on deck ha got up and told his wife
to dress. When they got from their
room the .steamer was sinking and be
fore they cor.U jump from the deck,
his wife and child were caught, in the
suction of the ventilators and drowned.
Dr. Phillips was also drawn into a ven
tilator, but was caught by the head at
the top and escaped being drawn down
to death. Ho went down with the
steamer and caught hold of some
wreckage, from which he was afterward
rescued. When resuscitated he called
for his wife and child and the man
brought the body of his little girl to
him. He was left at Juneau, refusing
to leave until his wife's should be
A passenger who arrived by the
Queen says that on the morning of the
disaster when the tide turned it brought
in a large quantity of wreckage,, in
cluding parts of cabin stores, state
room trunks, etc. The Indians looted
the wreckage, smashig trunks and car
rying off valuables.
Another Pool Boom Raided
New York, August 14. At the in
stance of the society for the prevention
of crime. Justice Jerome late this after
noon issued warrants against a pool
room on West 37th street. Officers of the
society and city policemen broke into
the place where they found sixty odd
men placing bets on races. The alleged
proprietor and four assistants were ar
rested and much paraphernalia seized.
Superintendent McClintock, of the so
ciety, procured evidence which he
thinks indicated that the raid had been
"tipped off but that the tip came too
late to be taken advantage of.
In all his talk on the subject, Mr.
Tillman has not told a single audience
what should be done with or for th
Lieutenant Hobson is roaming about
the country with a lecture which may
sooner or later provoke a court of in
quiry. , . ,? v. , . v
SOUTH AMERICAN WAR
NEW PHASE TO THE ALREADY MUD
ECUADOR MOW TAKES A HAND
In the Double Revolutionary and
International Contest Golntr on in
Colombia and Venezuela She Send
an Army to Invade the Former Re
public A Cattle Imminent Our
North Atlantic Squadron Ordered to
Suspend Evolutions and Come Sonth.
Quito. Ecuador, August IS. A force
of Ecuadorian troops is ready to Invade
Colombia, and a battle is imminent
near Pasto, just beyond the Colombian
frontier and about 150 miles northeast
"Willemstad, Island of Curacao, Au
gust 18, (via Haitian cable). President
Castro, of Venezuela, some days ago
sent to Cucuta, Colombia, ammunition,
arms, and men to assist in the Colom
Emilio, Fernandez, former governor
of Caracas under President Castro, and
subsequently administrator of customs
at La Guaira, who finally declared
against Castro, has left Curacao, ac
companied by sixty partisans, with the
announced intention of invading Vene
zuela. It is also reported that Segundo
Rivera has also effected a landing.
Colon, Colombia, August IS, via Gal
veston. Statements made by passen
gers who arrived here yesterday on the
steamer Canada from Venezuela ports
clearly show that there is considerable
political unrest throughout Venezuela.
The passengers were not permitted to
land indiscriminately. No authentic
version of the recent border engage
ments could be obtained from any of
them, but the evidence all points to
serious internal dissensions. It is re
ported here that the insurgent General
Ruiz has landed near Panama from
the south, probably from Guayaquil.
Berlin, August 18. The German gov
ernment has ordered the cruiser Vineta,
which is off the eastern coast of south
Africa, to proceed to Venezuelan waters
to be in readiness to protect German
Interests if an emergency should arise
ATLANTIC SQUADRON ORDERED
Nantucket, Mass., August 19. The
North Atlantic squadron has received
orders to sail tomorrow for Hampton
Roads. All preparations for the con
tinuance of the maneuvres at that place
have been countermanded and the ves
sels of the squadron are already get
ting up steam, preparatory to their de
"While the exact reason of the change
of plans i3 not known, it is believed
here that the trouble in South America
has something to do with it. The ves
sels were scheduled to be in Newport
on August the 25th and the camp here
was to have remained until Friday
"Washington, August 19. It was an
nounced at the navy department to
day that the North Atlantic squadron
would sail from Newport about the 25th
Instant for Hampton Roads. "When
specific inquiry was made as to whether
this had any connection with the trou
bles in South Africa, an authoritative
answer was given that it had no rela
tion whatever to affairs in that quar
ter. It was explained that the maneu
vres of the squadron in New England
waters had come to a close, and that
the southern drill grounds off Hamp
ton Roads afford better facilities for
the evolutions in contemplation. These
plans appear to have been formed some
time ago. The effect of the movement,
however, will be to place vessels of this
squadron about a day and a half's sail
nearer the scene of the southern diffl
culties than they would be if they re
mained on the New England coast, and
also in good location for coaling and
equipping for sea If any necessity
should arise for dispatching any of
Colon, Colombia, via Galveston, Tex
as. August 19. A force of rebels ap
peared at Emperador Saturday night.
The station happened to be without a
garrison at the time and so they looted
the Chinese stores. The rebels are
avoiding the garrisoned stations. .
Willemsted, Curacoa, August 19.
Senor Vellegas Pulido, formerly presl
dent of the Venezuelan state of Guar!
co, and lately President Castro's minis
ter of commerce, has been arrested :n
Caracas and also thirty-five other po
liticians. President Castro continues
to encourage the Colombian insurrec
New Georgia Cotton In New York
New York, August 19. The first bale
of this year's crop of Georgia cotton
was put up for sale at the cotton ex
change today. It fetched 10 cents a
pound, a fancy price.
Little Liver Pills.
Must Bear Signature of
See Fac-Simllc Wrapper Below.
Y67 nmaSl'mud as easy
to take assaar.
FOR TCRPJD LIVER.
FOR SALLOW SSUH.
tscSsts Purely Towv
CURE 01CK HEADACHE.
A BIG TOBACCO TlftE.
The J. Wrijrht Company Plant, ol Rich
mond, Destroyed Loss $200,000
Richmond, Va., August 13 Fire de
stroyed what Is locally known as the
J. Wright Company plant of the Amer
ican Cigar Company, at the corner of
Twenty-third and Carey streets today.
There were about 400.000 pounds of leaf
tobacco in the building, owned br the
American Cigar Company, and this,
with the machinery, it Is estimated.
was worth $113,000.
The building, an Immense structure.
covering 19.200 square feet, was owned
by the Continental Tobacco Company.
It was five stories high, built entirely
of brick. A conservative estimate of
ts value at the time of the fire is given
at 160,000. It was completely destroyed.
The total loss is placed at about $200.-
000, insurance. 5112,000. There were
some Si,0 persons employed in the
burned building, most of whom were
negro women, but it is believed that
all escaped without injury.
The Monte Maria convent, at the
Twenty-second and Grace streets.
caught fire and was in danger at one
time. Cameron & Cameron's great fac
tory was also in danger for half an
hour. Four Chesapeake and Ohio
freight cars were destroyed. E. C.
Mayo, of the Mayo branch of the Con
tinental Company, was slightly injured
by a falling wire.
ADMITTED TO BAIL.
Result of the Moore County Habeas
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, August 19 Senator
Pritchard accepts the invitation to ad
dress the Business Men's Republican
League, of which E. C Barow is sec
retary at Louisburg, October 4th.
Associate Justice Montgomery al
lows Charles Jones and Samuel Mcin
tosh, charged with lynching George
Ritter in Moore county, to give bail,
Jones in $2,000, Mcintosh in $1,000.
Congressman Pou says he will in six
months get fifty rural free deliveries
routes in this district. As stated, he
has secured ninteen new ones. He says
six of these go to Wake, six to Johnson
three each to Franklin and Vance, one
to Chatham. "Wake will then have nine
FA.TAL ARTILLERY PRACTICE.
Bis Shell Kxplodes In a Gnu Ureech.
One Hilled and Several Wounded.
Junction City, Kas., August 19.
While at target practice about 9 o'clock
this morning on Fort Riley reservation,
half a mile north of this city, a seven
inch 107 pound shell exploded as it was
being placed in the breech of a section
gun of siege battery O., Seventh artil
lery, commanded by Captain VanDu
ren. The casualties are: Henry C.
Watson, killed; John J. King, Murray
Sykes, Charles Duncan fatally wound
ed; Henry Lodgsdon, Recruit Lloyd
seriously injured; Dennis Mahony, Roos
Duck, James Bradly, slightly injured.
The big siege battery of four guns
has been on the target range north of
this city since Wednesday of last week.
This morning the usual practice was
in progress. The 107 pound shell had
been put into the third section gun and
Private Watson "was ramming the shell
home when there was a terrific explo
sion, and the headless body of Watson
was seen standing perfectly erect for
almost fifteen seconds. Then it moved
as if to step and fell, alighting on the
back with the shoulders toward the
gun. Watson has a father in Texas
and a brother and sister in South Caro
lina. He enlisted at Savannah, Ga.
Private Joe King had both arms torn
off and lost both eyes. He is from New
Private Murray Sykes had a portion
of skull torn off and his right eye bad
Charles Duncan was badly bruised
about the head and blinded in both
eyes. He is from near Wichita.
Henry Logsdon is from London, Ky.
His body is badly hurt and he may be
blinded by powder burns.
Dennis Maloney, a native of Boston,
was hit in the mouth with a fragment
of shell and lost several teeth.
Recruit Lloyd.who recently joined the
battery from Jackson. Tenn., had his
left forearm blown off and right eye
badly burned. The wounded men were
taken at once to the hospital where
medical attendance could be given.
Morean Buys Another Steamship Line
London, August 19. It is reported in
Glasgow that J. R. Ellerman, of the
Leyland Line, has purchased the old
established City Line of fourteen
steamers engaged in the East Indian
trade, the price being nearly 1,000,000
Mr. Ellerman. according to rumor, is
acting for J. Pierpont Morgan and his
Twelve Men Killed
Utica, N. Y., August 19. By the ex
plosion of dynamite in the Mohawk and
Malone round house at Herkimer at
10:15 o'clock tonight the building was
wrecked and burned.
It is believed that at least twelve or
thirteen men, all members of the Newr
York Central bridge gang, who were
sleeping in a car which stood on a side
track nearby, .were killed. -Five out of
fifteen have been accounted for, three
of these are dead and one fatally Injur
ed. J. H. Vostburg was foreman of the
gang. Bricks and fragments of iron
were blown several blocks away. All
the windows within several blocks were
broken and nearly all the plate glass
windows in the village were shattered.
Two Men Blown to Atoms
Columbia, S. C. August 19. Ed Wal
ker and another negro were blown to
atoms while working in a rock quarry
at Blacksburg today. They had loaded
the hole when a drill was accidentally
dropped causing an instantaneous and
terrific explosion, killing both men.
Imprisonment for Debt
Connecticut has a law a new one
just made against evading pdll and
military taxes, under which their jails
may be 311ed. Derby is the first city
in which this staute is being enforced.
The Hartford Courant says:
"Two arrests, as examples, have been
made by the collector, which Is the
Home Trust Company. The law pro
vides that after payment has been le
gally demanded the tax collector may
make complaint and the court shall Is
sue a warrant for the offender's arrest,
and if the delinquent cannot show good
sufficient reason why the tax has not
been paid; the court shall order that he
stand committed to the county jail un
til the tax, interest and all costs are
THE SCHLEY INQUIRY
QUESTION OF HOWISON'S QUAUFICA-
CATION AS JUDGE RAISED.
EXPRESSIONS FAVORING SAMPSON
Allec! t Havo itn Made by Him
Called to ttu:lon of Navy Do
partmnt-Mov;lon to be Notified
and FIIs Reply Furnished 9ctoleya
Attorneys List of Government's
"VVItneHKes Asked for To be Fur
nished Later, When Completed.
Washington. August 19. The navy
department decided that the Schley
court of Inquiry shall be held In the
gunners workshop at the navy yard.
The workshop Is a large new building
and Is adapted to meet the require
ments of the court.
Judge George Wilson and Hon. Isa-
dore Raynor, counsel lor Rear Admiral
Schley in the coming court of inquiry.
called on acting Secretary of the Navy
Hackett today and made inquiries re
garding the department's list of wit
nesses. They were informed that the
department had no prepared list; that
the preparation of the list Is In the
hands of Captain Lemly. the judge ad
vocate of the court, who is now in
Canada and who is expected to return
to Washington next Monday. They
also were informed that counsel for
Admiral Schley could write a letter to
Captain Lemly asking for the list.whlch
letter would be forwarded to the Judge
advocate, or they could await his re
turn and then make application to him.
Admiral Schley did not accompany his
It is understood that a letter will be
addressed to the department by Ad
miral Schley's counsel, asking for a
list of the witnesses. It Is stated that
the call on Secretary Hackett was in
formal. While the request of the counsel of
Admiral Schley for a list of witnesses
was submitted to Judge Advocate Gen
eral Lemly as a matter of form, it has
already been determined at the depart
ment that the request will be complied
with and the list furnished Admiral
Schley's lawyers. Possibly this will not
be done until after the return of Cap
tain Lemly to Washington.
During their conference with acting
Secretary Hackett today Messrs. Ray
nor and Wilson advised him that a
communication Tyould be sent him this
afternoon relative to certain statements
reported to have been made by Rear
Admiral Howison. a member of the
court of inquiry in regard to the Schley
and Sampson controversy. The letter
to Secretary Hackett will enclose copies
of interviews purporting to have come
from Admiral Howison. stating, among
other things, that the battle of San
tiago was won by Sampson, that the
latter's presence was unnecessary at
that fight, that Schley deserved no
credit for the victory, and that between
the two officers, Sampson is the better
Mr. Hackett is requested lo forward
this communication to Admiral Howi
son for his consideration and a copy
of that officer's reply to the depart
ment is asked for.
Lieutenant Wells, who was fiag sec
retary for Admiral Schley during the
West Indian campaign, has been de
tached from the Kearsarge and ordered
to Washington to assist Admiral Schley
in the preparation of his case. This
action was taken at the request of the
admiral, who said he desired the assis
tance of Lieutenant Wells because of
his familiarity with all the correspon
dence during the time he (Schley) was
in command of the Flying squadron.
A Cloud Hurst nt Birmingham
Birmingham, Ala., August 19- Birm
Ingham today experienced the heaviest
rainfall of the season. It was almost
equal to a cloudburst and the sewers
were taxed beyond their capacity. At
the corner of Eighteenth street and
Third avenue and at several other
points the water accummulated to a
great depth and in a number of in
stances ran into stores. Many cellars
were filled. The operation of cars was
impossible. The amount of precipta-
tion during the brief interval was 2:13
Montgomery, Ala., August 19. A
rain squall visited Montgomery this
afternoon and in forty minutes 1.42
Inches fell. For a few minutes the rain
was accompanied by hail and the veloc
ity of the wind reached thirty-one miles
an hour. Coosa and Alabama rivers
are rising. The upper Coosa river wil
reach the danger line.
Montgomery, Ala-, August 19. State
commissioner of Agriculture Poole, who
has just returned f om his home In
Marengo county, reports that section
of the state visited by the worst rain
he has ever known at this season. The
cotton was blown down level with the
ground and is held down by the weight
of its bolls and the mud. He estimates
the damage by the rain last week at
between 10 and 20 per cent. The corn
crop was also a sufferer.
Fort Monroe Artillery School
Washington, August 13. Colonel
Ward, acting adjutant general of the
army, today promulgated a series of
regulations governing the United States
artillery -school at Fort Monroe, Va.
Some changes have been made in the
regulations at the suggestion of Col
onel Randolph, chief of artillery. The
new order exempts student officers from
all ordinary garrison routine, including
court martial, boards or survey and
such drills as are not included in the
course of instruction. The enlargement
of Fort Monroe and the Increase of the
garrison to eight companies of artillery
make this change possible. Colonel Ran
dolph thinks it very desirable as the
studies of onicers should not be inter
fered with by other duties.
In the course of instruction art and
science of war have been dropped and
coast defence substituted, as the artil
lery school will be almost entirely at
tended by officers of the coast artillery.
Former instruction under this head
necessary for Celd artillery will be car
ried on at the artillery school at Fort
Riley, Kans. The othed features of the
order are the same as last year.
To Investigate Disease of Cotton
Washington, August 16. Dr. B. M.
Duggar. physiologist In vegetable path
ology investigations of, the department
of agriculture,': has been ordered to
proceed to points in North and South
Carolina. Texas, Mississippi and other
states to Investigate diseases of cotton
and other plants. ,
EXTRA TERM OF FEDERAL CO L'lTT
Ordered for Wilmington on First iloa
day In October New State Vet erln- -rian
Arrives Cotton Mills to Resume
Raleigh. X. C August 19.
Judge Purnell Is asked to preside at.
the session of the United States circuit
court for the Western district of ,Vlr
ginia, September 10th at Lynchburgv
Judge Paul beins sick. As Judge Pur
nell will In November be on the Unit
ed States circuit court of appeals at
Richmond, he calls a special term cf
the district and circuit courts at Wil
mington the first Monday In October.
Judge Siraonton consenting as to the
circuit court. At that time the matter
of the report of the sale of the Wil
mington street rallwav comes un: that
Is whether it shall be approved or set
aside. The sale will probably be mado
Dr. Tate Butler, the new state veteri
narian, arrived today from Kansas, to
the great satisfaction of the agrlcul-
tural department officials, his services
being greatly needed at various points
In the state.
This afternoon there will be a base
ball game between Raleigh and Wil
mington for the benefit f King Kelly,
the Raleigh team captain, from whom
$227 was stolen. He has no doubt as to
the thief, who is In Jail and who will be
tried tomorrow, but the fact Is In doubt.
Tomorrow the series of games for
the pennant between Wilmington
which won the first series, and Raleigh,
which won the second series, will be
gin. The secretary of the league says
there will be thirteen games; five at
Raleigh, fi at Wilmington, the re
maining three at the place making the
Dr. McAden. of Charlotte, so promi
nent in the cotton mill world. Is here-
He savs all the mills In this state will
resume full time as soon as the new
crop of cotton begins to come in. The
crop is late perhaps two or three
weeks. It is a fact that it Is poorly
fruited and that the bolls are unusually
The Southern railway files exceptions
to the recent order of the corporation
commission equalizing freights on all
Its branch lines, and making them con
form to the standard, and also making
the rates on cotton the same all over
Tho Ho ml Issue Defeated c
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C. August 19 The bond
Issue failed to carry here by eighty
one votes. This ends all permanent
street Improvements, perhaps for many
years. The streets are only about one-
ABOUT THE "BLUES"
What is known as the "Blues"
seldom occasioned by actual exists
. external conditions, but In the
rcat majority of cases by a disorder
ed ' ,x'Tt ,m
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which may be demonstra
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hey bring hope and bouyancy to the
iJnd , They bring health and elastic- -;
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Mature in strengthening and recon
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can approach it in efficiency. It in
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Flattileuce, Soar Stomich, .opuses.
Sick Headache, Gasttalii Crampsacd.
all other result5ofimi-r!Tidij:etion,
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