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WILMINGTON, X. C, APRIL 18,1902. S1.00 PER YEAR BIO RAILWAY DEAL GATES SECURES LOUISVILLE AIID NASHVILLE SOUTHERN TO THE FRONT mnirmr Salem of Km Stork oa ct York. Exchange. The Record Broken with the Sale of 804,300 Shares Many Conference of the Different Interests Cate Places Hatter Into Hands of Morgan & Oo-Uncertalnty am to Where the Southern Stand n to the Other CoaI. New York. April 15. Wall street pass C. 4 through one of Its most exciting and tessational periods today. The Louis ville and Nashville situation, which had sung menacingly over the district for ' jl week or more, was cleared by the undisputed statement that John W. Oatfcs and his assistants had wrested control of the property from the Bel Ktont party and were in absolute posse sion. Accompanying thi3 statement, which had been discounted the day be fore, was one that the Gates faction had selected J. P. Morgan & Co., to sit tle the differences between the contend ing Interests. While these events were happening x mrement without parallel in history f tie stock exchange was on in South- railway. Trading in Southern rail- common set in on a tremendous le and at one time interest centered almost entirely in that stock. It became evident before the opening of the market that a settlement would be reached. At the office of J. P. Mor gan & Co.. a series of conferences be gan before 10 o'clock. Those present taring the morning were George W. Perkins and William Pierson Hamilton, representing the Morgan interests; August Belmont, Samuel Spencer, pres ident of the Southern railway; Edwin Hawley. president of the Iowa Central and the Minneapolis and St. Louis roads: John W. Gates. Talbot J. Tay lor, head of the brokerage firm of that name, and son-in-law of James R. Xeene. and Francis Lynde Stetson, one X Mr. Morgan's attorneys. This con ference broke up shortly before 11 'clock. Mr. Gates was among the first to P leave, and it soon became known that lie "would issue a statement telling of a peaceful solution of the situation, hortly before noon the appended an nouncement was given out by the brok erage firm of Messrs. Gates & Co.. in which John W. Gates 13 a special part ner: "We have bought a large amount of stock of the Louisville and Nashvill'? road. We did not buy it for specula tion, but for investment, believing ao solutely in the present and future value j. m the property. There will not be an;. V 'corner in the stock. We have placed the entire matter in the hands of J. P. . Morgan & Co.. and requested them to act as arbiters in the situation because of the prominence of the property and the desire not to disturb in any way the general market conditions, and because - we know that they (Morgan & Co.,) have no Interest whatever in the prop rty or in recent purchases." This statement was later changed ?o that It read: "We have bought con trol." etc. The correction was made by John P. Harris, who had Just paid a second visit to the Morgan banking kouse. Mr. Belmont made another hurrie "rtsit to Morgan & Co'a. soon after the Cates statement was issued. He dec Li ed to say anything, as did the Morgan representatives. Mr. Perkins, who had been most ac tive in the preliminary negotiations, seemed at first disposed to say some thing dealing with the terms arranged between the Gates and the Belmont factions. He changed his mind howev er, and announced that some definite declaration would be made by the ar biters later in the afternoon. When that time came. Mr. Perkins decided to withhold the Morgan state ment until late at night. Mr. Belmont a hearing of this, decided to withhold anything he might hare for puH!- atlon until the Morgan state Y meat had been issued. Mr. Perkins md Mr. Belmont were In conference late la the afternoon, and both said that for mal declarations would be sent out by fhetn before midnight. Throughout the day operations In Southern railway shares continued on am enormous scale. The demand was extraordinary almost from the outset. The common stock advanced 3 and the preferred 3 points. Blocks of 5.- fOO and 10.000 shares were common and there was one "string" of 30.000 shares and another of 37.000. while the trading was at its height. Much of the early- baying was attributed to Morgan influ ence, bat it soon became clear that the dates clique as well as room tradars generally were taking a hand in the rane. In the first half hour fully 200,000 hares of Southern railway common hanged hands. By the end of the first hour transactions In this stock aljne reached a total of over 350.000 shares. By noon considerably more than 500,0- shares had changed hands. Dealings fell off after that to some esrtent. but the records for tte number f shares of a single stock sold In one hour. In two hours and In one day's trading were all shattered as a result f Southern railway's performance to- f Aay. The total sales for the day reach ed a total of 864.500 shares. The total , atstanding stock of the company Is 1.- 20.001 shares. On April 24. 1901 ther were 662.800 shares of Union Pacific n Ad n the New York stock exchange dir og the struggle between the Morgan and Harriman Interests which culmi nated In the May panic That record was broken today. There were complaints that no order -for less than 1.000 shares could be exe g ated. . The stock sold after the open 1 iJ at 34, compared with 34 last might. There were numerous fluctua ons before it advanced to 40 and af ter the reaction from the top figures. About this same time there was marked strength In Illinois Central and Chicago, Indlapolis and Louisville (Monon) based, presumably on the be lief that these roads would benefit In some way by the selection of Morgan & Co., as arbiters of the situation. The wildest rumors and reports were circulated to account for the record breaking activity of Southern railway common. Veteran brokers failed to un derstand why Morgan interests should want to increase their holdings of this stock. Later, when it was seen that the Gates crowd and speculators gen erally were buying In Southern common the movement partook of a purely spec ulative character, and although the stock continued phenomenally active throughout, heavy profit taking sent It below the high level. In spite of num erous attempts to rally, the price fell off to 37 and the closing was 27', a net gain for the day of 3. Louisville and Nashville shares ad vanced at the opening, but fell off almost as soon as the "bulge" in Southern railway came. Transactions in Louisville and Nashville ageTegated about 58,000 shares, the stock closing at 127, a net loss for the day of one point. Fully two score brokers were active in the buying and selling of Southern railway common. About half the room traders and "free lances" took a hand in the game at one time or other. HanVs, Gates & Co., were reported to have bought and sold 250,000 shares in the course of the day. That the Southern Railway Company will have considerable to say as to the future of Louisville and Nashville be came the conviction of most Wall street men before the close of the day. Pres ident Spencer, when asked as to the future relations of Southern and Louis ville and Nashville, rrade this state ment: "The Southern railway had no inter est in the purchase and it will have no interest in It at any time in the future. Louisville and Nashville will not pass to the Southern railway." "Neither directly or indirectly?" "No. Neither directly or Indirectly, in any shape, manner or form will the Southern railway have anything to do with the Louisville and Nashville." Mr- Spencer, Mr. Gates, Mr. Harris, Mr. Perkins, Attorney Stetson and sev eral other of the interested parties held another conference at Morgan & Co.'s late in the afternoon. This conference preceded the meeting between Mr- Per kins and Mr. Belmont at which it was decided not to issue the Morgan-Belmont statement until late at night. Edwin Hawley, who had not figured in the Louisville and Nashville matter before the previous day, was also among the late callers at Morgan & Co.'s. Mr. Hawley's interest in the sit uation has not been made clear, but he vouchsafed the statement earlier in the day that- he was a large holder of Louisville and Nashville stock, and a firm believer In Its future prosperity. Reports recently coupled Mr. Hawley's name with that of Mr. Gates in the re cent Colorado Southern and Colorado Fuel and Iron deals. No definite statement as to what dis position Morgan & Co ,' may make of Louisville and Nashville is looked for until the pending legal entanglements growing out of the Great Northern Pa cific merger are settled. Should South ern railway acquire a majority Interest in Louisville and Nashville, it is assum ed that the Illinois Central road, which parallels Louisville and Nashville ter ritory, and is dominated by the Harri man interest, will receive some very material concessions. That Illinois Cen tral desires a majority interest in Louisville and Nashville Is not gener ally believed. George W. Perkins, a member of the banking house of J. P. Morgan & Co., gave out the following statement to night: "At the request of Messrs. Harris, Gates & Co , who on their own inde pendent account have recently made large purchases of Louisville and Nash ville railroad stock. Messrs. J. P. Mor gan & Co., as bankers, have consented to take control of the stock so pur chased and to receive the same on de posit. "They have so consented solely to re 1 ) ve the general financial condition and not for the benefit of any railway com pany. The Southern rallwTay has no in terest, direct or indirect, present or prospective. In this stock or in its pur chase or deposits. Messrs. J. P. Morgan & Co., are acting with the cordial as sent of Messrs. August Belmont & Co. On this statement being shown to August Belmont at his residence he read it over carefully and then gave out the following typewritten statement: "I have been aware of the negotia tions by which J. P. Morgan & Co., have consented to take control and de posit of the stock of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company, pur chased by Harris. Gates & Co. The statement by Messrs. J. P. Morgan & Co.. just made public has my unquali fied approval and there will be no con test for the control of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company." Louisville, Ky April 15 The Post to day says: Governor J. C. W, Beckham was ask ed if he would take a;y action to pre vent the absorption of the Louisville and Nashville road by the Southern road, if such an attempt was made. He said: "I have considered this matter but I am not ready to .state at this time what steps I will take. My action wil be governed by the law of this state In this connection and it is well known what this law Is." The law is as follow?: "No railroad, telegraph, telephone, bridge or common carrier company shall consolidate Its capital stock, fran chises or property, or pool earnings in whole or In part with another railway, telegraph, telephone, bridge or common carrier company owning a parallel or competing line or structure, or acquire by purchase, lease oi otnerwlse any parallel or competing line or structure or operate the same, nor shall and rail road company or other common carrier companies make any contract with the owners of any vessel that leaves or makes port In this state, or with any common carrier, by which combination of contract the earnings of the one do ing the carrying are shared by the one noi aoing uijrui&. After arriving In New York from Naples much of the baggage of the nassengers of the steamer Mauri ct rnrititt f taken out In a burned con ditlon, the first knowledge the passen gers had of a fire on board which started when they were a day ou.t. THE SUBSTITUTE FOR CHINESE BILL ADOPTED BY THE SENATE ONLY ONE NEGATIVE VOTE Cant on the Final Passage of the Ilill Seuator Iloar'a Views on Uni versal Equality Foree Him to Op pose all Cxclavion Measures The Present Law, With Some Unimpor tant Amendments Re-enacted. House Vote to Close Debate on Cuban II eel p roc I ty IJill 3Iauy Democrat i Support the Resolution. Washington, April 16. The drastic Chinese exclusion bill originally framed by the senators and representatives from the Pacific coast states met defeat in the senate today and in its place wa substituted a measure offered by Sen ator Piatt, of Connecticut, extending the provisions of the present exclusion law and also applying that exclusion law to all insular territory under tho jurisdiction of the United States. The vote by which the substitute took the place of the original bill was: Yeas 43: nays 33. Once the substitution had been made all senators joined in its support with the single exception of Senator Hoar, the substitute being pass ed 76 to 1. The friends of the substitute showed their strength throughout the voting on amendments that preceded final ac tion and succeeded in preventing any material change in its features. Som minor changes were made, admitting Chinese persons connected with nation al expositions and providing for certifi cates of identification of Chinese in one insular possessions. Otherwise, howev er, the substitute was adopted substan tially in the form that Senator Piatt presented It. The senate after disposing of the Chi nese exclusion bill made the Philippine civil government bill the unfinished bus iness. The senate failed to substitute the enacting clause of the house bill for ihe senate measure so that the bill will go to the house as an original measure and from a parliamentary standpoint will have to be acted on and treated the same as thuogh tlv house had not passed a Chinese exclu sion bill. Prior to taking the vote speeches were made by Senators Turner, Patterson, Hanna and Fairbanks. Senator Lodge then asked for a vote on his amendment striking out the pre visions prohibiting the employment of Chinese sailors as a measure of protec tion to American sailors. The amend ment prevailed 17 to 29. Senator Carmack. of Tennessee, pro posed an amendment applying the ex clusion to Chinese "not citizens of the United. States" which was agreed to after some debate. Senator Dillingham proposed an amendment admitting "not to exceed five good-faith representatives of each regularly established Chinese wholesale house." It was lost 13 to 57. Senator Quay proposed an amend ment that the exclusion shall not apply to Chinese Christians or Chinese who assisted in the defense or relief of the foreign legations or the Pe-Tang catlie dral in Pekin In 1900. The amendment was lost. Senator Piatt, of Connecticut, then offered his' substitute, extending the present exclusion law. He said the United States was committed to the policy of exclusion, and any suggestion tnat senators opposing the bill weri seeking to break down the exclusion policy was gratuitous and without foundation. Senator Piatt said the objections to the bill were that it was unnecessary; it was offensive to China at a time when we sought her good will: it im properly enacted treasury regulations as law. An amendment by Senator Mallory. adding to the Piatt substitute the sail ors clause was defeated 29 to 50. An amendment by Senator Cockrell was agreed to, that the provisions of the substitute should not apply to Chinese coming to participate In expo sitions, etc Senator Mitchell, of Oregon, offered as an amendment to the substitute sever al sections of the original bill providing for taking out Chinese certificates in our insular possessions, and amend ments for that purpose were unexpect edly carried by the close vote of 41 to 40. The decisive vote was then taken on the substitute proposed by Senator Piatt, of Connecticut, extending the present exclusion laws and this pre vailed 4S to S3. Before the final vote was taken on the passage of the substitute bill. Sena tor Hoar gave notice that he would vote aerainst the measure and in this connection he made earnest protest against the principle of exclusion. He believed that everything in the way of exclusion could be accomplished with out involving the principle of striking at a particular class or race. Holding, as he did. that every soul had its rights, and that these rights were not depen dent on color or race, he recorded his protest against this measure. The bill then was passed 76 to L Senator Hoar being the only one record ing himself in the negative. House of Representatives. As presaging the' passage of the Cuban reciprocity bill, the friends of that measure won a substantial victory in the house today by carrying a no tion to close the general debate on Fri day at 3 o'clock The vote was 153 to 123. Thirty-three republicans voted against the motion, but. this defection was offset , by thirty-two democrats who voted with the great body of the republicans for it. The strength of the republican opposition to the bill, judged by this vote, has decreased six votes since the vote was taken on the mo tion to go into committee of the whole to consider the bill, when the vote stood 1(7 to 80. ..-.' Among the democrats who voted for the motion were Messrs. Adamson. of Georgia; Bankhead. of Alabama; Bart- lett, of Georgia; Bowie," of Alabama; Brantley, of Georgia: Burnett, of Ala bama; Chandler, of Mississippi; Clay ton, of Alabama; Elliott, of South Car olina; Fox, of Mississippi; Griggs, of Georgia; Henry, of Mississippi; How ard, of Georgi t; Johnson, of South Carolina; Kluttz, of. North Carolina; Ieever, of South Carolina; McLain. of Mississippi; Pcu, of North Carolina; Scarborough. of South Carolina; Spight, of Mississippi; Taylor, of Ala bama; Thompson, of Alabama; Under wood, of Alabana; Wiley of Alabama: Williams, of Mississippi. The debate toJay was fearless. Mr. Uartlett, of Georgia, opposed the bill and In the course of his remarks criticised Mr. Richardson, the minority leader, for his Iilure to file his views on the pending measure. He declared that if democrats were to support re publican measures the ranking min ority member of the ways and means committee should be able to furnish good rsons for such a course. Mr. Bartlett insisted that there was no democracy in the bill and h said he would not vote for it. Mr. Broussard, of Louisiana, made an impassioned speech against the bill, which, he maintained, would ruin the cane sugar industry of Louisiana and transfer it to Cuba. He is a sugar planter and said that this year, in view of this prospective legislation he had thrown his cane seed away and plant ed his fields in lice. He told of th dismantlement of costly sugar fac tories in his state with a view to tak ing the machinery to Cuba. 1VO decision made: II y Colonel Croivder as to the Ilrlt Ish Army Post at Chalmette. New Orleans. April 16. General Pearson, the South African burgher, returned from Washington today in re sponse to a telegraphed request from Colonel Crowdr, who is conducting the government investigation into the alleged British army post at Chal mette. Immediately upon getting here General Pearson Inserted advertise ments in the newspapers calling upon all Boer sympathizers who might pos sess information touching the conduct of the British camp to meet him in th? offices of his lawyers. General Pearson said he had been excellently received at Washington and that sentiment there had recently grown very strong for the Boers. Colonel Crowdcr said today that the reports sent ove the country last night that, he had decided against the Brit ish camp here were entirely imaginary so far as he was concerned and that he had made absolutely no statements of his conclusions by inference or otherwise. Colonel Crowder, the United StaFes officer assigned by the government to investigate the . reported " maintenance of an alleged British supply camp at Port Chalmette. today examined he charges - declaring that munitions oi war were being shipped from Chal mette to South Africa. All the recent evidence is understood to have been largely In support of the charges made by Governor Heard, and some portions are said to have gone far beyond any allegations submitted to Secretary Hay by the governor. THE SEABOARD IX THE DEAL. Looking after Continnnnre of It Close Relation With the Lou in ville and Nashville. Baltimore, April 16. It is learned to day from a semi-official source that the Seaboard Aid Line railway figures in the general understanding reached in New York in connection with the Louis- ahd Nashville sale. This, it is stated, assures the continuance of the friendly relations existing between the seaboard and the Louisville and Nashville. It is understood that conferences have been held between the Morgan in terests and representatives ol the Sea board. President John Skelton Wil liams, of the latter, and President Sam uel Spencer, of the Scuthern railway, were present at these conferences. It has been expected that some under standing would be reached with the Seaboard with the idea of cecuring Its co-operation with a community of in terest plans. There is a disposition In local circles close to the Seaboard to think that the Gates party contemplated making a bid for the Seaboard and that the Morgan plan to secure a general understanding lnterverened and stopped this move. THE TALMAGE FUNERAL. The Remains Interred With Simple Ceremonies. New York. April 16. The remains of the Rev. Dr. T. DeWItt Talmage we-e interred in Greenwood cemetery today. The services at the grave, which vere very simple, were conducted by the Rev. Dr. J. Howard Suydam. of Rhine back. N. Y. STRIKERS USE DYNAMITE. RIotlnjr In Delffinm Towns Three Hundred Thousand Men on Strike Brussels, April 16. A dynamite car tridge was exploded during the day on the railroad track near Arlon. The ex plosion badly damaged the railroad bridge, but traffic was not Interrupted. Serious disorders nave occurred at Cockerils, In the coal helds of Beraing. A detachment of Lancers was compell ed to repeatedly charge a mob, num bering about 2.000 persons, engaged in throwing stones at the troops. Many people were Injured. The cafes in which the rioters took refuge were sacked. This evening it was announced that 15Q.00O men were out on strike in the districts of Mons. Chirleroi and Liege alone. Many men have stopped work in other sections of the country, but It. ii. difficult to accurately estimate their number. It is known, however, that 5,000 men have struck at Atwerp. -It Is estimate tonight that nearly 300,000 have gone on strike. The move ment is well organised, but, as the men are short of funds. It has been ar ranged that in all trades in which the cessation of ope ratio is would incom mode the public such as bakers, etc-, the men shall continue working and contribute to the support of the other?. CLEHK AXD STOCK GOXB. Mysterious Disappearance froi New York Danker Office. New York. April 16. Ames, Swan & Co.. bankers and brokers, tonight ask ed the police to aid them in clearln.T up the mystery of the disappearance from their office today of 100 shares of Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul stock, said to be worth about $17,000. The firm also asked that the non-appear ance of their confidential book-keeper. Allen F. Hedges, be looked Into. Mr. Hedges entered the firm's employ about a year ago. He went out at hi3 usual time for luncheon today and a minute later a member of the Aim asked for the 100 shares of stock, which had been brought in but a little whll before from A. S. Leyland & Co. TI cashier happened to be out when the stock was received and It did not pass through his department. When inquiry was made for it no trace of the shares was to be had, and Hedges did not com ? back from lunch. Inquiry was made at both the sUv-k and consolidated exchanges, and from the latter word was received that the shares had just been handled there and sold to Zimmerman & Forshay, bank ers. That house was notified and further sale of the stock stopped until the mystery could be explained. Tna. stock had not been purchased outright, but had been taken as collateral for a loan of $5,000 and no greater sum was involved as far as loss to Ames, Swan & Co., might be considered. Expert accountants were at once put to work on the books of the firm and worked through the night to see if ar.y other losses could be traced. Up to a late hour no additional ones were found. During the year Hedges had been with the firm he handled large sums of money and was considered honest. lie is 45 years old, married and lives in Brooklyn. SOUTHER' NEGRO CONGRESS To Meet iu Galveston In Jnlj-Thc Objects of the Meeting. Galveston, Texas, April 16. It Is ex pected there will be about 600 delegate at the southern negro congress which will convene in this city July 1st to nth. Among them will be some of the moit prominent negroes of the southern state. They will be appointed by the governors of the respective states, ton from each congressional district al five at large from each of the stated that will be represented. The first ses sion of the congress was held at Jack son. Miss., about a year ago. The ob ject of the convention is to create a better feeling between the races ana to foster any move for the uplifting of the negro race. The chief matters discuss ed will be the importance of education, the question of outrages and lynchings and the negro in politics. A NEW C03IDINATION. Southern Supply ami Machinery Dealer Aioelt!on Formed. Charleston, C, April 16. The Southern Supply and Machinery Deal ers' Association was permanently or ganized here today with about twenty members enrolled. The officers are: President, C. B. Jen kins, Cameron & Barkley Company, Charleston; first vlce-piesident. Levin Joiner, Southern Railway Supply Com pany, Richmond, Va.; second vice president, George R. Lombard, Lom bard Iron Works and Supply Company, Augusta, Ga.; secretaray and treas urer, C. B. Carter, Knoxville, Tenn. The constitution and by-laws which were adopted declare the principal in ject of the association to be the pro motion of more friendly relations and mutual confidence and good will with each other and with manufacturers and to encourage and promote the commercial interests of the supply ar.d machinery business of tfic south In every way possible. A special meeting of the association will be held in Memphis. October 21, 22 and 23rd, next, and the next annual meeting will be held in the spring of 1303. It is said here that the movement will be strongly opposed by many of the leading manufacturers, who claim that in an output covered by the "trust" all Individuality and superior ity in goods manufactured will be lost sight of in a retail market controlled by such a sydlcate. THE JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION. Thin Enterprise Inaugurated Partial Election of Officers. by Norfolk. Va.. April 16. The incorpor ators of the Jamestown Exposition Company held their first meeting here today and perfected a partial organiza tion by the partial selection of officers. The election cf a president ar.d direc tor general of the company wad deferr ed until Governor Montague shall have appointed the ten special commissioners to represent the state. The name of General FItzhugh Lee Is being urged from many sections, though the general has thus far declined to say whether the use of his name Is authorized. The Incorporators assert that they have abundant assurance that the expo sition will prove a success far beyond the expectations of the most sanguine. THE CHIXESB REDELLIOX. Iti R ipld Progress Slffnal of Imperial Troops. Defeat Hong Kong, April 1$. A courier who arrived at Canton yesterday reported that over 2,000 imperialist soldiers, sent by Marshal Su against the rebels, were ambushed in a narrow defile and all were killed or captured. The situation in the rebellious dis tricts of southern China is increasing alarmingly. The viceroy of Canton has telegraphed to Pekin, urging the Immediate forwarding of re-enforcements. ; Lack of news from General Ma and Marshal Su is taken to indicate that the rebels have surrounded the imperial troops and cut off' communi cation with them, . . WAR ENDED AGAIfJ PEACE RESTORED 01! ISLAND OF LUZOH THE FILIPINOS REJOICING At Prospect of Renewal of Peaeefnl ..vacations Dellchfed with their Trent roe at In the Camps of Detesk t Ion Ilolomr n Volaateerlas their Services General Malrar's Uncon ditional Surrender Gloivlnc Re ports from Generals Wheaton and Hell Similar News front anar Onlr Delayed tr Defective Cable. Manila. April 16. General Mal j.r t unconditionally surrendered to Brlf, i dier General J. Franklin Ik 11 at V.x. Batangas province, with the entire I surgent force of the provinces of Lacu na and Batangas. General Bell says M (Bell's) influence Is sufficient to quell the Insurrectionary movements in Tay abas and Cavite provinces and captr all those In the field who have not yet surrendered; but Malvar has orderl the complete surrender of every Insur gent to the nearest American force. General Wheaton. reporting to tht di vision headquarters, says that all re sistance in his department has fended and that the surrenders Just announ' J mean that the port will be opened and that the Filipinos In the deten'.loa camps can be allowed to return to their homes In time to plant the crops. General Wheaton Is especially plen, with General Bell's care of the native confined In the camps. The officers in .charge are held personally responsible ror the quality and quantity of th food served out and for the general welfare of the occupants of the camps. After scouring the mountain passes. General Bell employed volunteer bolo men for protection against ladroneism. Numbers of Filipinos volunteered ard expressed the liveliest satisfaction at thd treatment accorded to themselves and to their families, who were In the concentration camps. General Wheaton gives General Pol! great credit for his indefatfgability In conducting the campaign. He was in the field, on horse bark, day and nl?ht. superintending the most arduous oj?ra tions. The people of Manila are delighted !at the prospect of a resumption of tnd' with the Pacified nrovlnces ri'-ul nrc anxious to show Generals Chaffee. Wheaton and Bell their appreciation of the fact that the insurrection Is reullr over. About 3.000 rifles have been rece!eJ bv the American officers In Batan-ra and Laguna provinces during the jast four months. General Malvar personally requested an Interview with General Bell in or der to make his complete pubml'sio The lack of news from the island r Snmar is due to a defective nble. It is belie vpd. however, that the Amrfcar commander there received yesterJa the surrender of all the Insurgents I Samar unless the planned proceeding -. were altered. A case of cholera has occurred on in transport Hancock, which arrived here on Sunday last and she has been quar antined. inE IX AX OCEAX STEAMSHIP. ,ange tnnv.nrc of ver Until End of the their Dsn. Voyage. New York. April 1C Directed by of ficers of the steamship Marlce Mind hettl. the crew of the .steamer took from her hold today a great auantlty of burned baggage belonging to the 83 steerage passengers who debarked from the vessel yesterday on her arrival. The taking out of the baggage was the first Intimation the passengers had that their lives had been in peril from fire when one day out of Naples, from which port the slearmhlp sailed March 22rd. Some hay was on fire In one of the forwarj compartment cf the hold- The passengers saw the smoke, but were told the ship was beta fumigated. This satisfied them and tha officer and crew kept the real caue recret. The fire burned eighteen hour? before It was brought under conrtol. Today a representative of the steam ship company was waltinr on the pier with a satchel full of money and as each immigrant who had suffered loss through the fire presented his claim he was paid. Th loss on baggage was Sl.SOO and much more on the steamer. CHURCH KOODCD AXD DURXED. More Industrial To Establish Charters GrnnteI. a Xegro OrzuB. (Special to The Messenger.) Raleigh. N. C. April 16. Union Grovt colored Baptist church at Youngrllle, this county, was burned by an Incendi ary after robbing the church treasurer, Simon Holding. Rev. P. B. Edwards; of Raleigh, is paster. The. church vai valued at 11.500. Negroes have decided to establish" a newspaper here as the organ of their race. It will fight Senator Priti chard Henry River Manufacturing Compa ny, of Burke county, chartered today, with a capital of $73,000, will manufac ture cotton goods. The Klnston Furni ture Company is authorized to issca 112.000 preferred stock- A charter is m-anted the Working Man's Reading and Social Club, of Winston-Salem. In a game of base ball here this after- . noon, the Agricultural and Mechanical college defeated Oak Ridge 5 tc f. -The governor and state uprintsa dent speak at La Grange. Lencir coun ty, tomorrow evening: at the eijpg 0f the public schools. , The Chinese rebellion Is increasing: alarmingly. Two thousand imperial sol diers have been ambushed and all kill ed or captured.