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VOL. XXXV No. 42.
WILMINGTON, C, MAX 30, 1902
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THE PLATFORM
ADOPTED BY OHIO REPUBLICAN
GOHVEHTIOtl
EMPHATIC ENDORSEMENT
af the Domestic and Foreign Poller
f tie Administration Declares all
Labor ErupIoed at Wagei Higher
Ot&rn Erer Before Favors Com
bines for Aiitanrement of Trade.
Deslares for Cuban Reciprocity
Favor's Intelligent Organization of
Labor Oar Flap- In the Philippines
to Star.
Cleveland, O., May 2S. The republi
can state convention assembled today
Mjki heard reports. ;
The report making General Char!e3
II. Gresvenor permanent chairman and
continuing the rest of the temporary
rganizatlon was adopted. When Gov.
eraor Nash presented General Grsve
or the latter received quite an ovation.
- Oeaeral Dick, chairman of the com
sit tee on resolutions, then read the
platform which was adopted.
After paying tribute to the memory
f President McKinley the platfum
approves the high aims and chara-.ter
Pregldent Roosevelt's administration.
State affairs are then referred to and
the present prosperity of the country
under the protective transfer I? com
mented on thus:
All labor is now employed and at
wagea higher than ever before known.
Farm products have doubled In vflnt
aad earnings and savings have largely
' increased. The products of th-; farm,
the forests, the mines, the shop7?, and
factories, not only supply the m irve
mlr Increased home demand, but have
permanently placed the United States
at the head of the world's exporting na
tisaa. So great is the country's pros
perity and so ample the revenues under
the Dlagley tariff law, that the present
republican congress has oeen able to
red cess party pledges by repealing war
reveaue aggregating $110.000,:0d annual
ly, thus reducing taxation to a peace
hasis."
The trust and labor planks follow.
We recognize the necessity of co-ov-ratlan
in order to meet new conditions
in the industrial world, and to compete
successfully for the world'? markets,
hnt all combinations that V.ifls compe
tition, eontrol prices, limit production,
. r andsly Increase profits or values, ana
especially when they raise the prices ot
the aeeessities of life, are opposed to
public policy and should b. reure3ed
-with a strong hand.
. "T secure for labor the consideration
it deserves to uphold the dignity ot
tell: t create a healthy Dublin opinlcn
a the subject of labor and ih- justce
f its receiving a full share of the val
ve It creates: to bring li'cor ana cup!
tatl together on common ground in th
adjustment of such questions a? may
oneem these two great factors la mo
" ductian. it is necesar that iati i
should be intelligently organized. AVt
fceUeve in fewer hourn and larger re
wards for labor, and favor suc-a laws .16
will harmonize the Interests of labor
aad capital; and tend to lighten :h?
burden of toll."
On Cuban reciprocity the platform
aays.
"We believe It is due alike to Cuba
and ta ourselves, that in accordance
frith the republican principle of reci
procity, proper and reasoirtbte tra'e
concessions shall be made by our gov
ernment to Cuba, in return t r h-.r con
aefwlons upon American products, so ac
ta benefit the trade of both countries,
ani te fully and generous" carry o"t
every ebllgation of our national honor,
whether expressed or implied."
Other planks are:
'Additions to our territory since 1897
have been fully justified, both b-, im
proved conditions in the islands them
selves and the improved commercial re
lation between them and United Sttes
These isJands will not he cxploite I for
the gala of adventurers, but will be de
veloped for the mutual benefit of their
nrn people and honest Investors, and
Trill. In time, make the United States a
complete commercial entity, cap'.blt! o!
producing within Its own area practi
cally all the articles required for tho
aally life and comfort of man.
"We congratulate the president and
the army on the satislact-ry nrogress
made In the Philippines in sVippresln-r
Insurrection and establishes ord-'r ani
we unqualifiedly endorse tho o-jlicy of
ntr government in those iands.
"The war with Spain was forced with
us against our will and the Phiilppin-s
came .to us as one of the result? of the
conflict. We are responsible tor peaca
and erder In the Islands and our sner
elgnty must be as absolitte as or re
sponsibility. We will give h-M- pcopV
better government, better schools, more
civil and political rights, and a higher
civilization and broader free lorn thrtn
Ut possible for them in r.ny othr way.
Our flag is in the Philippines and there
it wm remain.
The American army "nas taken up a
work of establishing order and main
taining authority In the distant Philip
pines and, while we deplore and con
4etnn any cruelty which may have cc
enrred. we remember that our soldiers
are flehtiner a barbarous and treacher-
fee. who have often inflicted mos
mhntnan and revolting atrocities upon
their prisoners. We resent with lnI
nation recent democratic efforts to drag
lla honor in the dust and to cast
preach, on Its fair nome."
The platform declares against an
archy, denounces lynching and all forms
mob violence, commends, the re-en-'
acted Chinese exclusion law, recom
mends a substantial and uninterrupted
Increas- in the strength of the navy,
ana nrges legislation that will expedite
1 the construction of the isthmian canaL
Licrd Pauncefote's funeral -was held
with military honors fom St. John's
church. Washington, yesterday. The
remains were placed in a receiving
vaalt to await transportation by an
Aaierican warship to England. , .
DIl. D. IV. PALMIER DBAJ.
He Succumbs to the street Car Acci
dent Injuries A Sketch of His
Life.
Nw Orleans. May 23. Dr. B. W.
Palmer died this afternoon at 12:S0
o'clock, never having rtcovexed fiom the
complete state of unconsciousness he
entered into yesterday morning. He
was run down early on the if ternoon of
Monday, May 5th by a Carrollton ave
nue street car and dragged for fully a
block. His right great toe was cut off,
and injuries were inflicted on the fore
head and his right leg was broken In
two places Just above the ankle.
Dr. Palmer was born in Charleston,
S. C, January 23, 1818. He was v. son
of Dr. Edward Palmer. Dr. Palmer
passed his boyhood at McPfc:rsonvIlle.
S. C. and was sent to Amherst col eg
when only thirteen years of a.e. There
he met Henry Ward Beecher, a student
in a higher class, and the two became
fast friends. At the age of 15 return
ed to South Carolina and taught for
two years, thence matriculating at the
University of Georgia, whence grad
uated in 1838 and entered the theologi
cal seminary at Columbia. Shorfy af
ter his ordination he was called to tue
first Presbyterian church of Savannah,
and during the years of his inlnistrv
served in Columbia, S. C, n maining
there until 1857. when he came to New
Orleans. In 1847, he establish-d th
Southern Presbyterian Review.
In 1861 when the Southern church
withdrew from the Presbyterian assem
bly at Philadelphia and met at A-igus-ta.
Dr. Palmer was chosen a modera
tor, taking his place as head of th
Southern Presbyterian church.
NEGROES INDIGNANT.
At Refusal o' a Dootblaclc to Shine
a Negro's Shoes.
Rochester, N. Y., May 23. The color
ed population of this city is tonlsjhr
greatly aroused over a case grc-jng out
of a refusal of a boot black to shine the
shoes of a colored man. Under Chap
ter 1042, laws of 1895, George W. Burks,
a colored man, a few weeks ago, sue J
Paul Bosso, proprietor of a non-license
shoe polishing stand .In the Powers
building, for refusing to polish his shos
and secured a verdict of $113.40. Th
defendant appealed and the case was
reversed on the ground that a shoe pol
ishing stand, maintained on private
property, is not a place of public accom-
mnrin Hnn
This evening the local breanch ol the
national Afro-American council mu
an Indignation meeting and it was de
cided that the case be appealed and that
all codored men be asked to subscribe
to a fund for this purpose. Several
outside branches of the national Afro
American council, including "no at
Washington, D. C, and several In New
Jersey, have already expressed their
willingness to support any effort to car
ry thp case to the highest court of the
country.
FISEUAL OF LORD PAl'SCEPOTE.
The Services at St. John's Church.
Remain In a Temporary Vault.
Washington. May 23. The remains of
the lat Lord Pauncefote. British am
bassador to Washington, today were
accorded a national funeral. Every
department of the national govern
ment including President Roosevelt and
cabinet, was represented and the num
erous diplomatic body, of which for 30
many years the late Lord Pauncefote
was dean, wa. present. The presence
of a thousand m?n in arms was the
visible sign of military participation in
the funeral. Soon after 10 o'clock this
morning, the ound of marching feet
and the slow 1 tes of funeral music
gave notice of the approach of the
funeral and esn 1 1.
The services at St. John's church
were very similar to those which mark
ed the memona. service held at that
church In honor of the late Queen Vic
toria. The large choir of forty men
and boys took part in the service at
Lady Pauncefoce's report and the three
hymns sung in the body of the service
were also of her personal selection.
After thi benediction there followed
an unusual ana the most striking fea
ture of the service. Through the church
there floated t:.3 soft strains of '"Taps"
palyed by a burgler stationed at the
side entrance the soldiers last tribute
to the dead. The choir took up the
strains of "Abide With Me" as the re
cessional.
At the express wish of the family,
the escort from the church to th
! cemetery was Umited to a single squad-
ron of United States cavalry. So with
! the mourners in their carriages and
the officiating clergymen and a few of
the embassy staff the remains were
taken directly to Rock Creek cemetery,
where they were placed ir. the receiving
vault, there to remain until such time
as they should be conveyed on a Unit
ted States warship across the broad
Atlantic to tho ancestral home of the
late Lord Pauncefote, of Preston.
Fiffhtlusr In Transvaal.
Middelburg, Transvaal, May 28. Ma
ior Collett, with a detachment of ttu
mounted troops of this district encoun.
ed a force of Boers on the Repon rrad.
May 27th. The engagement wh'ch fol
lowed lasted for a long time: the enemy
finally drawing off. leaving heh'nd then
on the field Commandant Maton, who
was mortally wounded.
An armored train engaged the same
party of Boers the evening of May 27in,
but no details of the latter engage
ment are at hand
A FEMALE DYNAMITER.
Womai With an Infernal Machine
Caught at the Czar's Summer
Palace.
London. May 28." A dispatch to the
Central News from St. Petersburg, dat
ed Tuesday, May 27th says:
Secre t service - officers -arrested a
young , woman at Tsarskoe-Selo, the
surntnee resledr.ee 6f the czar, carrying
an Infernal machine concealed In . a
handkerchief. . The Identity of the wo-
ma has piot-yet been established.
PROFESSOR HILL
GIVES GRAPHIC ACCOUNT OF
VISIT TOJELEE
WITNESSES AN ERUPTION
Phenomena' Heretofore Unknown la
Volcanic abruption Discovered.
The Lightning Flashes In the
Masses of Smoke Explained Ther
Account for the Great Destructive
ness of the Eruptions Examina
tion of the District About the Vol
canoOther American Explorers
In Great Da 11 ere r I'eople Terror
Stricken. Fort de France. Martinique, May 28.,
5 p. m. A tremendous explosion of very
black smoke from Mont Pelee at 8:45
o'clock this morning accentuated the
fear entertained for the safety of
George Kenan, the American author
who with a land party, has been ex
amining the northern part of the island.
The governor of Martinique, M. L
Huerre, was at once seen with the ob
iect to arranging for a rescue party to
proceed by land, in connection with tht
voyage along the coast oX the United
states cruiser Cincinnati, should such
5teps appear necessary. :
At about llo'clock this morning
Fernand Clerie, a wealthy landed pro
prietor of Martinique, arrived here and
announced that Mr. Kenan and his
paity were safe on a plantation at the
north end of the island. .
Professor Robert t! Hill. United
States government geologist and head
of the expedition, sent to Martinique by
th National . Geograpaic Society, who
left Fort de Francp Monday on horse
back for the volcano, returned here
this morning. He was nearly worn out
by his trip.
Professor Hill recites an interesting
story of his examination of the district
through which he passed. He left Fort
de France at 1 o'cIock Monday after
noon. He was accompanied by a Mr.
Cavanaugh, an army officer from the
British island of Trinidad, and a boy
named Joe, who was to act as interpre
ter. The party set out on horse back
and took the direct north road for
Morno Rouge. Between the hamlets of
Deux Choux and Fonds St. Denis, the
party entered upon the outer edge of
the zone of ashes. Except for occasion
al patches, all the country to this poini
was green and. smiling. Upon reaching
the Raibaud plantation, one mile south
west of St. Pierre, the explorers met the
lear line of demarcation of the zone
of flame and destruction, although not
of annihilation. Monday night was
spent in a deserted house at Fonds St.
Henis. frcm which Piolessor Hill wit
nessed and studied Ve volanic eruption
of that night. At this point the horse'
becan.e exhausted
Early the next morning Professor Hill
pushed on to Mont Parnasse where sev
eral people were killed in the eruption
of May 8th. He encountered no human
beings, but did nru-tt a number of
abandoned cattle which tried to follow
him.
From Mont Parnasse the explorer pro
reeded to Morne Rouge, where he suc
ceeded in getting a number of impor
tant photographs. He found that a
close approach to Mont Pelee was im
possible, and, as his actual position was
dangerous, he started back in a south
erly direction At Champs Flore, Pro
fessor Hill's horse gave out completely
and he secured the services of native
truldes who led him by wild mountain
paths back to Fonda St. Denis and
Deux.
Tuesday night was bpfent at the latter
place. From this point Professor Hill
pent a messenger Into Fort de France
with a request that a carriage be sent
for him.
Wednesday morning, the professor
left Deux Coux and walked to within
fifteen mllometres of Fort de France
where he borrowed an old hcrse from
a negro and continued his way mount
ed. The carriage met him five kilome
tres from Fort de France ad brought
Mm back to lown, where he arrived at
II o'clock this morning Professor Hill
heard the exolosion of this morning
while on his way Into Fort de France,
and he says a cloud of olack smoke, at
a great height, was drifting slowly to
the southeast.
Speaking personally of his expedition
to Mont Pelee. Professor Hill said:
"My attempt to examine the eraler of
Mont Pelee has been futile. 1 succeed
ed, however. In getting ver close to
Morne Rouge. At o'clock Monday
night I witnessed. r in a point near
the ruins of St. Pierr? a frightful ex
plosion from Mont 1 eiee ana noted the
accompanying phenomena. While erup
tions continue no sane man should at
tempt to ascend to the crater of the
volcano. Following th? salvos of deto
nations from the mountain gigantic
mushroom shaped columns of smoke
and cinders ascended into the clear,
starlit sky and then spread in a vast
sheet, to the south, and directly over
my head. Throueh this sheet, which ex
tended a distance of ten miles from tb
crater, vivid and awful lightning like
bolts flashed with alarming frequency.
They followed distinct paths of igni
tion, but were different from lightning
In that the bolts were horizontal and
not perpendicular. Tha Is Inaisputable
evidence of the explosive oxidation of
he gases after they left the crater.
This is a most important observation
and explains. In part, the awful catas
trophe. This phenomenon Is entirely
new in volcanic hlstoty. .
"I took many photogt-Hphs. but do not
hesitate to acknowledge that 1 was ter
rified: but I was not the only person so
frightened. Two newspaper correspon
dents who were close to Morne Rouge
some hours before mt became scared,
tan three mus down the mountain and
hastened Into Fort de France -
The people on the . north end of the
Island are terrified and are Seeing with
their cattle and effects. I spent Tues
day nlght ln a house-. at Deux' Choux
with a crowd of 200 frightened refugees.
Nearly "all the "phenomena of these
volcanic outbreaks are new to science
and many of them have not been ex
plained. The volcano still intensely
active, and I cannot iwke and predic
tions as to what it wllJ do."'
The story related by Mr. Clerie is also
iu!te interesting. Mr Clerie says:
Mr.. Kenan and his party have been
with me. We got around the mountain
and reached the new crater not far
trom Ajoupa Bouillon. We discovered
that It had broken out at the head of
the liver Falalse and abouc 2C0 yards
from the high read. Our party rode di
rectly to the edge of the crater, as it
was there quiescent. We baw that a
great filce of the mountain had fallen,
leaving exposed a perpendicular cliff.
In this cliff were five hugt tunnels,
which were not smoking. The crater
is a great, sloping oval depression, from
which fcmoke issues, as It does from the
great crater, with the exception that
here and there were few asues in the
smoke. The river Falalse is at boiling
heat and so muddy that one quart of
water weighed four, pounds Volcanic
stones of the nature of pumice float In
this water."
ItKPUDHCATiS IX COXFEREXCE.
Question of Candidate for. Chief
Jest Ice Agricultural Collece Cat
tit Quarantine.
Messenger Bureau.
Raleigh, N. C, May 2S.
A number of republicans, from vari
ous parts of the state, are hera. They
say they expect that W. P. Bynum, Jr.,
or Judge Timberlake will be their par
ty's nominee for chief justice. Some
of the republicans are urging ex-Attor
ney General Z. V. Walser to run for
congress.
The game of base ball won from Ra
leigh yesterday by Charlotte is the
thirteenth in succession won by th
latter team.
The board of agriculture shows very
plainly that it will manage the affairs
of the Agricultural and Mechanical col
lege and not share any of its duties and
responsibilities with the board of visi
tors. The law is mandatory and very
strictly drawn.
The state veterinarian Is now hard at
work on the cattle quarantine matter.
In the old territory he found much in
terest, but in the new tsrritory the cat
tle-owners know little and care Uss
They have not yet awakened to the
situation. June 14th there will b? a
meeting at Wilkesboro to organize a
county association.
Ther:p rt bv Pre'ident G. T Winston
on the Agricultural college shows 2C&
students enrolled, representing si"C
states and 82 counties in this state.
Wake county has 36, Meck'enburg 13,
Wayne 13. Of the students 179 are sons
of farmers.
At St. Mary's female college today the
trustees met and the art exhibit was on
view.
PAYETTEVILLE SI Lit HILL.
A Tour Through the Factory Local
Driefn .ind Personals.
(Correspondence of the Messenger.)
Fayettevillc, May 27.
The Messenger correspondent this
morning made the rounds of the Ash
ley-Bailey silk mill, and was shown all
its workings by O. J. Hall, Toreman of
the second floor, a Fayetteville-born
colored boy, who has worked himself
up to his present responsible position
by his own steadiness and energy, and
who is thorough master of his trade.
On the first floor are 15 hands, all col
ored, and ranging from 12 to 20 years;
on the second floor 125 employes, and
on the third are about 103. There is
now no corporal punishment, and the
hands look prosperous, well clothed and
well-fed but they are required to work
and do their work we ll. The raw .silk
comes from Italy, China, Jo pan and
India, the last of exceptionally fine
quality. About 20,000 spindles prepare
this raw material Tor the dyeing and
finishing works in New York, and for
the looms, of which there are 126 on the
third floor, turning out ornnge, white
and black fabrics of lustrous fin'-h and
fine texture. The mill is lighted by
electricity, and the machinery is run by
an engine of 350 hors? power, with im
mense triple boilers. Alongside the
present s-tructure the second Ashley
Bailey mill is going up which, it is un
derstood will be devoted soleiv to weav
ing. In connection with the plant is a
saw mill, which turns out all wood
work needed by the company.
The Fayetteville Methodist quarterly
conference will begin on Wednesday
evening In the Hay Street Methoiist
church .Pev. B. P. TTall. residing elder
of this district, in the chair
The plan of escablusning a convict
camp of road worir' che-ane hs
ppn abandoned, and th force will be
hauled out to the verv morn
ing In wagons. It is said thai recently
a plot was cH-cot"-' -...-.or .hp hands
make a general break for liberty
re that a congregation hears
anywhere such music us. was given at
the Presbyterian church last Sunday
morning and evening, with Miss Var
dell as vocal solo and MI35? Seymour
with the violin both memb-rs of the
faculty of Red Springs female semi
nary. An Important union meeting of the
Cumberland Monument Association, the
Memorial Association and the Daugh
ters of the Confederacy takes place this
afternoon.
The rolf fever Is weil cn now, and the
club will play a tournament thl after
noon on the arsenal ground links, In
which the contestants will be both men
and women, there being several fine
players of either sex.
A negro bicyclist ran over little Ev
alyn Hall on Hay street yesterday; but
as he expressed deep regret, he was
pennltted to go on his way.
The fire dertar - o'tp
Uh new hose and rubber coats for the
men.
Rev. and f Porter axe visiting
relatives at Tar HeeL
Mr. a. S. ns went down to
Wilmington yesterday.
Mr- W. L. Holt ana Mr. G. B. Under
wood, have returned from New Tork
city. ' - " ; ' .
TeUow Fever In Mexico.
. Mexico City. May 28. Yellow fever
has broken . out again virulently at
Vera , Crnx. Among 100 men working
on supplementary port wtrks nineteen
were stricken in one' week, ten dying.
The city government of Vera Cruz will
take measures to abate the fever.
TO VOTE TUESDAY
AGREEMENT AS TO THE PHILIP
PINE BILL
BILL EXPLAINED AT LENGTH
Dt Senator Burrows, who Strongly
Urges Enactment of the Majority
Measure Senator Hoar Reads m
Letter From General Miller and
Withdraws His Charges Against
the General Committee Amend
meats to the Kill Question of Cor
porations Holdings of Land House
Gets Dack to The Stiver Question.
Washington, May 2S. An agreement
was reached 'n the senate today by
which a final vote on the pending Phil
ippine government bill and all amend
ments will be taken next Tuesday at
4 p. m. o'clock. Pending the vote the
senate will meet at 11 o'clock each day,
except Friday, when adjournment will
be taken. It DCing memorial day. On
Monday and luesday the debate will
be under the riiteen minute rule.
After some minor amendments had
been made to tho measure today Senator
Burrows, of Michigan, explained at
length the bill. He strongly urged the
enactment of the majority measure,
maintaining that It would advance the
interests and promote the prosperity
of the islands. In his judgment it
would be a mistake now to accord to
the Filipinos self-government and in
dependence. Such a proceeding could
result only in disaster to the inhabi
tants and to possible anarchy In the
islands.
Sntor Culberton inquired if Senator
Lodge could gre any idea of the scope
of the Inquiry now being made by the
Philippine committee and when the In
quiry would b" concluded.
Senator Lode said he thought the
Inquiry would continue as long 03 the
session should last.
"Unaffected by the disposition of the
pending bill? "Inquired Senator Cul
berson. "Rntirely un?ffected by the disposi
tion of the bill," replied Senator Lodge.
Senator Hoa- presented a letter from
General M. " P. Miller. United States
army, correcting what he said was an
error in a recent speech by Senator
Hoar, who had said that General Mil
ler "notoriously did want an attack
and Aguinaldo met it with speedy de
fiance," etc, th". reference being to the
Issuance by General Miller of Presi
dent McKinley's proclamation, a part
of which was suppressed by General
Otis.
In his letter General Miller said Sen
ator Hoar wa.s in error. He said Gen
eral Otis had not Informed him that the
president's proclamation was not to be
issued in full. He was not anxious for
a fight and always had advised the
Filipinos to accept the sovereignty o"
the United Stales, as he believed the
United States would grant them their
reasonable des.re
Senator Hoar said the lttr evidently
was that of "a sincere and honest gen
tleman. He absolutely acquitted Cien
eral Miller from publishing the procla
mation In order to bring ho.atilitie.
Senator Lodge then offered some
amendments to the bill, all being of
minor charactei. except those reducing
the amount or land to be 'taken up
by one person from 160 acres to 40
acres. The amendments were agreed
to. In respons to an Inquiry by Sen
ator . Teller, Senator Lodge said the
Philippine committee had not deter
mined yet what change, If any, should
be made in the provision of the bill en
abling a corporation to acquire 50,000
acres of land. He thought some change
in the provision' might be made, but
what it would oe he could not say.
Honse of ReDresentatlvcN.
The house spt-nt the day debating the
bill to increase th? subsidiary coinage
by coining the silver bullion In the
treasury and to re-coin standard silver
dollars as the public necessities my
require. The iimit of subsidiary coin
age Is now JICO.000,000. The bill in
creases this to an indefinite amount in
the discretion of the secretary of the
treasury. The bill aroused the oppo
sition of the dt:nocrat3 who claimed It
was only a step In the direction of th
complete striking down of the silver
dollar. The debate drifted Into a gen
eral discussion of the silver question
Very little Interest was shown and Mr.
Ccchran twice made the point that nr.
quorum was pitsent.
Mr. Newlanas, of Nevada, finally of
fered an amendment to make sub
sidiary silver legal tender and this
amendment was pending wnen the
house adjourned
DESTROYING LETTER DOXES.
Two Sampson County Men Indicted
In Federal Court.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh. N. .. May 2S.In the federal
court today i. dictments were found
against two white men of Sampson
county for tearing down two rural free
delivery letter taxes on route No. 1.
from Clinton. The men were drunk
and disorderly. A deputy marshal ha
gone after them, n The circumstantial
evidence agaiu&t them Is overwhelm
ing. VoIen.nl e Matter Reaches to Char
leston, 9. C.
Charleston, S. C, May 23. ConeiJera
ble auantlties of pumice-like material,
believed to be from the volcanoes In the
West Indies, are drifting In -shores of
the Islands In thia vicinity. ; Fishermm
have also brought m pieces of It from
th sea. It Is dark In color and bri'tl;,
with varied stxis; verr. llgiit in
weleht and floats on the surface of th
water: 11 ls supposed ta clf stream
brought it to this region. -
TELCCRAriTIC sritiLUiY.
There is a violent outbreak of yellow
fever In Vera Crux, Mexico.
The senate agrees to vote on the Phil
ippine government bill next Tuesday.
The Kansas republicans nominate cx
Congerssman W. J. Bailey for governor.
Rev. Dr. B. W. Palmer, of New Or
leans, recently Injured by a trolley car,
died yesterday afternoon.
The Chines minister dedvers tke
commencement address at the Georgia
military college.
Considerable pumice-like matter is be-
lng washed ashore near Charleston, S.
C supposed to be from Mont Pelee.
The collier Hannibal sails from Nor
folk for St. Vincent with lumber and
coal. -
A woman carrying an infernal ma
chine I caught hanging about the czar's
summer palace.
The senate committee decides not to
fix any time for considering the Mil for
admitting the three new states.
The democrats of the houe held
caucus last night on tae cannl quest iurt
for lack of a quorum.
At Wake Forest college the highest
honors of the graduating class were
won by G. T. Stevenson and Forest
Hamrick.
Yesterday was the gala day in the
Salem female college centennial com
mencement. Today lb commencement
day proper.
Congressman Baric tt. of Georgia,
wants information from the secretary of
war as to General Wood's salary a
governor of Cuba.
Jonathan Ashborn. former postmaster
In West Summit, who lias been In hid
ing for two years, is capture I In
Richmond, Va.
Corporal O'Brien, who made charges
before the senate committee against of
ficers in the Philippines, will be prose
cuted for perjury.
The republican state convention of
Ohio met yesterday, it effected prcma
nent organization and adopted Its plat
form. Two men in Sampson county are In
dicted in the federal court Tor tearing
own two rural free delivery letter
boxes. -
The public buildings bill, as finally
settled on In conference, allows $C2000
for Greensboro and strikes out the S160,
000 for Winston-Salem.
The Havana Tobacco Company, to
grow and manufacture tobacco, is in
corporated at Trenton, N. J., with a
capital of S33.000.000.
The democratic convention of Tennes
see meets today. Th. executive com
mittee were having trouble last night
over the platform.
Mrs. Sally McCall Is arrested In Bal
timore charged with the larceny of $30,
W0 worth of Jewelry and securities In
Philadelphia
The second Baptist cnurch. of Little
Rock decides to withdraw membership
from ex-Governor Davis on charges
preferred.
Flllpe Buencamlno. one of the found
era of the federal party In Manila,
reaches Washington and has a confer
ence with Secretary Root
The president has a conference with
leading republicans o. the outlook for
the congressional campaign in certain
states where the vote 13 expected t be
close.
Professor Hill returns to Fort d
France. He gives an interesting ac
count of his experience. He witnessed
phenomena In eruption rum ihe volcn
no heretofore unknown to science.
A vessel sailing not far from i-m-nique
yesterday morning had Its decks
covered with ashes, wi ich leads to the
supposition that there has been another
eruption.
"Tops." an elephant in Forepaugh &.
Sell's circus, killed a man yesterday.
She became angered because he hand
ed her a beer glass instead of giving:
her the usual morning greeting.
The negro population of Rochester, N.
Y., i greatly aroused over ihe refusal
of a boot black to shine a negro's shoea.
Fundf are being raised to take th? case
tq the highest courts.
Governor General Wood'a Salary.
Washington, May 2S. Representative
Bartlett, of Georgia, today introduced
a resolution requesting information
from the secretary of war as to thi
amount of salary or other compensa
tion paid General Leonard Wcod o
governor general of Cuba, and by what
authority such payments were made.
Wake Forest College Honors.
(Sepclal to The- Mreng-r.
Raleigh. N. C May 2S. Tie highest
honors In Wake Forest college in the
graduating class today were won by
G. T. Stephenson, of Northampton, and
Forest G. Hamrick, of Rutherford.
The honorary degree cf LL. D. was con
ferred on Stephen B. Weeks, cf Santa
Fe, and D. D. oa Rev. J. W. Lynch, of
Roanoke: Rev. John E. White, of At
lanta, and Rev. G. W. Greene, c Can
ton. China.
At Rockingham today the democratic
convention nominated Walter IL Neal
for Judge, giving him 117 votes to 102
for H. B. Adams.
Sem From the Strike District.
Welkesbarre. Pa,, May 23. The fa
cers of the United Mine WorKcrj as
semblies of this city held a meeting
here today and reports were I vd
from committee appointed to interview
the engineers, firemen and pumpm-sj
employed at the various coiliet i-a in
this city and vicinity. These reports 0
If was stated after the meeting showed
that very fewof the firemen and pump
men were found who were unwilling to
Join the striking miners next Monday:
unless they were granted an lght-kour
flar. - ; - . - : ; ' v
Psblle Buildings-BI1L
Washington. May 28. The Uercer
mnnlbus publi- building bill haa been
agreed upon in conference. The bill
carried 215.800,000 when It ' left "the
house. The senate added X300.00iX
Some of the items In controversy, as
finally settled, are as folIowsrGreenj
boro. N. V Increased to $52,000: George
town. S. C, increased to SZ0.000: a true
cut, Winston-Sclera, N. C. llZ),tZ3.
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