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THE WIIiMINGTON MESSENGER, FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1903.
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Great Excitement Over
Cotton In New York
DOLLAR A BALE
I-'utur- Took Leap of Twenty to
Twenty-Five I'oint in "ew York
ami frm Thirty to Forty I'oint
in N-iv (Irlrans Spot Cotton is
Xow M... Onts in .ew York, the
IliKlie-i Price Since 1MJ1 Liver
pool W'jih Also Excited.
X. v. Wrk, .May 11. Th-rt- was a wild
m.trkvt in cttoii trading today with
pri- . ovvring a ran?- of a dollar a
ia :: rhic markf-t. from the Saturday
ci.i:.g quotations, and S1.50 to $2 a bale
in .W.v Orleans. Prices soared at the
cm i.M'-.'icejn'-nt of bu.-iue.ss, going- up
by leap.-' ar.d bounds on trading 20 to
l) to 40 points at
::- aiis. Th- Liverpool markets
almost equally excited. There
1 . LU;
i advanced !', points or eouiv-
al- ,1 un- dollar per bale in our
t'li' i.;tir..s to tlie basis of " .-hillings
v ;;... jj.-r ..und for middling cotton,
'liiivali-ut to 11. 1; cents in our
i points aH previous high records
to:; options, and also spot cot
this season's roi were sur
Spot cotton here- is held at
11.15 cents per pound, and 40 2-4
rlcans. against 0 C-4 cents
Th-re has not been anything like the
niuivaient f thes-- high prices since
th- las- w.fk of January 1101. when
options ami spot cotton in this market
w-te forced up to ll' cents per pound.
That was the highest record for cotton
sin -e i s:r u h-n it sold in January of
that year in this market at 12 3-1 cents
and about 7d per pound at Liverpool
after a prolonged session of bull spec
ulation. Th shorts in the May option here
wei" practicallv all driven in last week.
ex ept spot dealers who intend to make
good th- ir deliveries. That option will
Soon expire. The stock of cotton here
f contract grade, which was only 32jW
ial-s- a month ago. has gradually been
inc reased to about SO.000 bales through
the rec.-nt steady advanc- in prices at
tracting cotton here.
Almost every broker was loaded with
buying orders when the market opened
and there was a great roar when trad
ing began. May sold as high as 11.20
in the afternoon. July which closed at
10.2'. started at 10.4U bid and was bid
up to ift.T.o before there were any sales.
Then the transactions were on an enor
mous scale, ranging from that price
down to 10.45 to l;.4: and then there
was a break to 10.41. The August op
tion which closed at 1.17 started at 10.20
and l.2!. and was as heavily traded in
as July, while the September option of
r.ex: year's crop which has only just
been pl.tr.ted closed at 1 2 opened 14
points higher at 1.42 and sold up to 0.44.
and i.r.. ke p points and afterwards ral
lied to These throe months, July,
August ar.d September. were those
whi. h were most heaviiy dealt in.
At N'. v: 'tieans th July option which
Saturday advances 2.". j-oints and closed
at 11.4.".. started at :7. points higher at
11. So and then sold at 11.70 and 11.7.",
while August, which closed at ly.f.9,
started 22 points higher at 10.01.
The Trizcjs MiiphnildinK Company.
Richmond. Va.. May 11. The William
R. Trigg Shipbuilding O.impany todav
filel answers, and with them demur
rers to tiie bankruptcy proceedings
against it in the United States district
Trie company ask-s that the bank
ruptcy proceedings be dismissed. It
alleges th,.t the -claims of those who
institute,! th- bankruptcy proceedings
were secured, and that they had no
right to place it in bankruptcy. The
d.-murrrr filed this afternoon alleges
that the parties referred to have no
p:o?ahie i laim in bankruptcy in excess
of securities held by them to the amount
:n;any claims that the appolnt-
t of .t receiver by th
- n an bankruptcy.
It does not
hi to have il
n Drummer Drop Dead.
-1 to The Messenger.)
X. '.. May 11. A telegram
'- hrc todav from Candor.
More . our-.ty. stating that Mr. Arch
J. M-x.i ir had dropped dead and asked
what .!:sposs:ioj: should be made of the
body. Mr. MeXair lived here, and
leaves a wife and two daughters. His
wife was the sister of Col. Alfred M
Rowland, of Lumberton. ex-congressman.
Mr. McXa'.r was one of the bet
known traveling ir.en in Xorth Caro
lina. Much sympathy Is expressed for
Take laxative sromo Quinine Tablets, jz
Seven Million boxes sold in past 12 months. This SienatlIPP v&
LIXK WITH THE IWST.
Dentil of the Only Son o
tionary -Soldier in Xorth Carolina.
i'rofeion anil Trade? Represent
ed at the A. and 31. College Con- J
I !' rate Dead Honored Ensign
Winston Home from Venezuela.
Raleigh, X. C, May 11.
Mr. Alfred Mo ring, aged SO, th only
living son of a Revolutionary soldier
in this state, died here last night at the
horn- of his son, Mr. F. O. Moring
Mr. -Mormg was borne February 25
in hurry county, irgima. His
father, John Moring, was born in 17
and served as sergeant in the Third
Virginia regiment in the continental
army. He was at the surrender of
Cornwallis at York town. Mr Alford
Moring was the last child of a second
marriage. "When only 10 years old his
fathc-r moved to this state and lived
at Moringsville, '20 miles from here
The father and son owned the stage
coach line from Raleigh to Charlotte
and had the contract for carrying all
the government mail. A bond of $10,
000 was required from the stage driv
ers. This stage line was continued
until the Xorth Carolina railroad was
built. When only 21 Mr. .Moring mar
ried Elizabeth O Kelly, the grand
daughter of Rev. O'Kelly, the intimate
friend and classmate of Thos. Jefferson
and was the founder of the Christian
denomination in Virginia and North
Carolina. Mr. Moring merchandized
many years and went to New York
frequently when it required four days
each way for the trip. He attended the
first world's fair which was held in
New York. He heard Henrv Clav sneak
In Raleigh, saw Franklin Pierce inau
gurated and recalled many interesting
events of that early period of out
country's history. For more than 50
years Mr. Moring has been a deacon
In the Christian church and for many
years was treasurer of the Southern
Christian church convention. Three
years ago he made a talk before the
state meeting of the Sons of the Revo
lution and they requested his picture to
place in their hall. He was ill only 10
days and never lost his bright, sunny
disposition. His remains will be taken
to Moringsville tomorrow for burial.
He left four children, Mr. Frank O'Mor
ing, secretary and treasurer of the Car
olina mills here, Mr. E. C. Moring, of
Mebane, Mrs. B. A. York, 'of Denver,
and Mrs. J. D. Edwards, of Durham.
It is interesting to see how many
professions and occupations are repre
sented by the students in the Agricul
tural and Mechanical college. Indus
trial education seems to appeal to all
classes of people. Lawyers and doc
tors, merchants and manufacturers,
bookkeepers and salesmen wish their
sons taught some skilled labor, as well
as crpenters and contractors, mechan
ics and engineers. Of the families that
patronize the Agricultural and Mechan
ical college a majority are engaged in
agriculture, next most numerous are
the merchants. There are 253 farmers,
4D merchants, 20 manufacturers, 20
salesmen, 17 doctors, 15 lawyers, 14 car
penters and contractors, 13 mechanics,
12 cotton manufacturers, 10 bookkeep
ers, 10 insurance agents, 9 engineers,
and lumber dealers. In all 32 trades,
occupations and professions are repre
sented by the students of the Agricul
tural and Mechanical college. Xorth
Carolina is rapidly becoming a great in
The Gaskill-Mundy Carnival Compa
ny was forced to remain in Raleigh all
day Sunday, since the Seaboard Air
Line would not violate the state law
and refused to run the special until
sun down Sunday.
Ensign Hallis Winston, son of Dr.
George T. "Winston, president of the
Agricultural and Mechanical college, is
spending a two weeks' vacation here.
He has been on the Marrietta in Vene
zuela. Honduras and Colombia.
The capitol and departments were
closed today in honor of Memorial Day.
The graves of the Confederate dead
were decorated yesterday and appro
priate exercises held at the cemetery.
A Total Wreck.
Raleigh. N. C, May 11. A special
from New Bern. N. C, says: It is ie
ported here that the captain of the
Vera Cruz has deserted the ship. The
passengers were landed safely at Ocra
coko. The revenue cutter Bouwell of
this port was summoned to the rescue.
She was replenished with provisions
and went to the scene The ocean tug
V. I. Blades of this city also followed
the cutter with thirty New Bernians as
rescuers. The tug kas returned and the
cutter is on the way back with the
shipwrecked crew with the exception
of one who died and was buried at
Steamer Went Wild.
Mobile, .Ia.. May 11. While the Nor
wegian st.-amer George Demois was
proceeding down the river bound for
Ceiba, Honduras, her steering gear
broke and the steamer sheered, running
into four fishing smacks, damaging
them to the extent of $10,000. The
wharf was badly damaged also. One
of the smacks was the Fortuna, of
G. live? tor-
"I was strolling through a western
cemetery one Sunday afternoon with
a native of the town." sail Peter
Dailey. "and we came across a new
tombstone. Or. the top of the marble
slab was a hand with the index finger
pointing upward. My guide stepped
and looked at it. and then looked at
the name on the face of the monument.
'Well, well.' he declared, 'if that isn't
just like old Thompson! He never did
order more than one beer at a time.' '
To Cure a Cold in One
TALE OF WOE
Wreck of the Portuguese
Bark Vera Cruz III
ft . at. . ...
Man uieu ot Stavation and
fiver I mo Hundred Immigrants on
iioard Were at the Point of Fam-
lMmnx and Dicing from Hunger.
The Ship Was Driven Oat to Sen
y n Storm and the Food and Wa
ter ave Out People Destitute.
tieautort. May 11. More definite
news was received Sunday regarding
the wreck of the Portuguese bark Vera
Cruz III, at Portsmouth on the south
side of Ocracoke inlet, 60 miles north
of here. The only communication is
by boat to this place, and the boat
which arrived today brings intelligence
that there were 251 passengers, all
i-ortuguese. and a crew of 15. All were
rescued by the Portsmouth live-saving
station crew, but one died a few min
utes after the rescue.
The Vera Cruz was in charge of a
local pilot, having put in at Ocracoke
inlet after water. While coming in she
struck on the other bar and then stuck
on the inner bar hard and fast, nearly
two miles from the life-saving station.
A gale was blowing and the sea very
rough and the work of rescue was ex
tremely dangerous. There are onlv
about sixty people at Portsmouth so
nearly all the Portuguese had to be
taken across the inlet to Ocracoke. fly
Some of the cargo was landed, main
ly whale oil. of which 63 ton was on
board. The wind continues from the
northeast and it is believed the vessel
will be a total loss. A wrecking tug
arrived there Sunday from Norfolk.
T. G. Terrel. keeper of the Ports
mouth station and crew, are highly
commended for their great work, occu
pied about 12 hours
TALE OF SUFFERING
Norfolk, Va., May 11. The 433 shtn-
wrecked Portuguese immipmnts frm
ine oarKentine Vera Cruz ITT. driven
ashore at Ocracoke Inlet, N. C, Satur
day night are still being cared for on
me coast today. A revenue cutter will
carry them to New Bedford, Mass.,
w nuner tne barkentme was bound
wnen she anchored off the North Caro
ina coast Friday for food and water
ana was later wrecked. Of the immi
grants, 390 are men. and 34 women. One
man died from starvation. The others
are wen. The barkentine lies high and
dry and may yet be saved. " Norfolk
wrecks left for the scene today.
a most thrilling story of the exper
ence at sea of the barkentine camp tr,
Norfolk today over the government
seacoast telegrpah wire from Hatteras
"X r-s fTi w w ....
. j.ne era cruz with her 433 im
mirgrant passengers, bound from the
Cape Verde Islands to New Bedford
Mass., was within 135 miles of thf Mas
sachusetts coast two weeks ago, when
a lerrinc storm carried away the ves
sel's sails and drove her far out to sea.!
It was thought the craft would fonn.W
and most of those aboard abandoned all
nope ot ever reaching shore again .Tnrv
sails were finally rigged, but another
storm carried them away. I
the barkentme arrived off OcnrnVp1
helpless Friday afternoon and the im
mirgants aboard had been drinking sea
water for five days to prevent perishing
ii om mirst. ood ot all kinds had also
given out. The immigrants' baggage
and portions of the ship's deck load had
to be burned for a fire to make as good
condensation of salt water as possible.
ine captain upon arriving off th
North Carolina coast, declared he would
never put to sea again with his human
freight. That night a bad storm drove
the ship ashore. All of the immierrants
are destitute and depending entirely on
charity until the government takes
charge of them on the revenue cutter
The Mrritt and Chapman Wrecking
Company first intended sending the
sieamer itescue to make an immediate
ittempL to save the Vera Cruz which
jes high and dry. but after this nlan
was abandoned and Agent W. S. Tooker
eft this afternoon by rail to make an
inspection for the purpose of ascertain
ing if she is worth saving.
t harged With Restraining Com
Macon. Ga.. May 11. Tomorrow there
will be heard by Judge Speer in the
United States court here the petition of
the Georgia Saw Mill Association and a,
number of lumber firms against the
Southern Railway, the Atlantic Coast
Line, the Louisville and Nashville,
Nash . il e. Chattanooga and St. Louis.
the Seaboard Air Line, the Central of
Georgia, the Georgia Southern and
Florida, and the Macon and Birming
ham Railway Company, and the South
eastern Freight Association to enjoin
these roads from putting into effect m
two cents a hundred increase on lum
l ne complaint is that each of the
roads gives notice of their intention to
raise freight rates on yellow pine lum
be to points at the Ohio river and be
yond two cents per hundred pounds.
The complaint charges that these rail
roads are members of the Southeastern
Freight Association which was organ
ized and maintained for purposes in the
restraint of inter-state trade. The
roads have secured an order requiring!
the Georgia Saw Mill Association to!
produce all data on which prices on!
in Two Days.
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lumber are fixed, and the admissibility
of this evidence may be stubbornly
fought before the court. Judge Speer
granted the temporary restraining or
der April 14th. but the case was post
poned until tomorrow to give both
sides time for preparation.
ANAPCIIV I. TURKEY.
An Attempt to mow Up a Magazine
Results in he Killing of a Xumher
Constantinople, May S. The attempt
made Wednesday by a band of Bulga
rians to blow up a powder magazine
at Monastir caused a panic in that
town. The shops and Bazaars were
instantly closed. It is believed the at
tack was made with the view of pro
voking arprisals. The military authori
ties, however, cordoned the Mohamme
dan quarter and prevented the Mussul
mans from getting out. All the consu
lates were furnished with guards. The
attacking party which was surprised by
Turkish troops, ultimately fled after a.
number of men had been killed or
Salonica, May S.-An additional quan
tity of explosives has been discovered
ntae ana many mines are believed to
exist. A fresh outbreak is feared.
Toulon, May 8. The French flagship
Admiral Pothuau and the armored
cruiser Latouches-Treville sailed for
salonica today. The cruiser Galilee is
ready to proceed to the same port.
InnKfelloiv and Holmes.
One afternoon, in the years of which
I am writing, I chanced to caii upon
Mr. Longfellow just after he had re
ceived a visit from Dr Holmes, says
?, Trmvbridge in the Atlantic
"What a delightful man he is!" said
he. "But he has left me, as he gen
erally dos, with a headache." When
I inquired the cause, "Tie replied: "The
movement of his mind is so much
more rapid than mine, that I often
find it difficult to follow him. and if
I keep up the stream for a length of
time, a headache is the penalty."
Everyone who knew the autocrat
must have been impressed bv this
trait ascribed to hm by Longfellow,
the extraordinary rapidity of h-s men
tal processes. Not that he talked fast,
but that his turns of thought were
surprisingly bright and quick, and of
ten made with a kind of scientific pre
cision, agreeably in contrast with the
looseness of statement eommonlv char
acterizing thoso who speak volubly and
Longfellow had a fund of quiet hu
mor in relating conditions connected
with the old house, one of which com
memorated an occasion when Wash
ington was said to have indulged in the
laughter so rare with him. It was
when General Putnam brought to
headquarters an old woman taken a?
a spy, whom he carried, reluctant and
struggling, on his back, into the house
a sight which proved too much for
the gravity even of the Father of his
Country. After the ladies
(some stranger callers) were gone, 1
asked Mr. Longfellow if such visits
were not sometimes a bore to him.
"Yes," he said, "if the comers are pre
tentious or shallow-minded; then I
make as quick work with them as
courtesy will allow. But these were
sincere persons, and I am glad to have
afforded them a pleasure which was
evidently so much to them, and which
they will remember all their lives."
His conversation was simple and
easy, and often enlivened by a genial
pleasantry, to me more welcome than
the wit that keeps the listener too
much alert. I never heard him make
Story of I.e Fnnn.
A correspondent of the London Out
look tells a story which he heard Lord
Dufferin relate of Sheridan Le Fanu:
Sheridan's father the archbishop of
Meath was a great stickler for punc
tuality, a regard his son did not share.
One morning young Sheridan, (hen
about H years old. descended unusual
ly late for breakfast, and was met at
the door by his father, watch in hand.
"Is this right, sir: is this right?" de
manded the prelate in stern tones. "I
don't know, sir," replied Sheridan,
looking at the watch, and pretending
to think the question applied to it and
not to his conduct "but I rather think
For this imiertinence young Sheri
dan was condemned to write an essay
on "The Three Ages of Man." Hr-r is
what he wrote:
'There are three ages of man:
'"First. When he is engaged in
planning every conceivable mod? of
wickedness. This is known as the age
"Second. When he is putting his ne
farious plans into operation. This is
called the prime of manhood.
"Third. When he become anxious
about his soul and turns to religion.
This is dotage."
T Abolish the Route.
Washington. May 8. The postoffice
department today sent to Inspector
Conger, of the Rural Free Delivery
service at Nashville, written instruc-
tions to investigate the cause of the
rural mail carrier held up near Gallatin,
Tenn. Postmaster General Payne said
today that he would probably abolish
the route if the investigation confirmed
the present information of the depart
ment. Paint Your Ruggr- for 75c.
to $1.00 with Devoe's: Gloss Carriage
Paint. It weighs 3 to $ ozs. more to the
pint than others, wears longer, and
gives a gloss equal to new work. Sold
by M. W. Divine & Co.
Is the joy of the household, for without
it no happiness can be complete. How
sweet the picture of mother and babe,
angels smile at and commend the
thoughts and aspirations of the mother
bending over the cradle. The ordeal through
which the expectant mother must pass, how
ever, is so full of danger and suffering that
she looks forward to the hour when she shall
treo only, wnicn toughens and renders
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HALEIG1I XEWif BUDGET.
Bip: Crowd at the Carnival Lions
Attack Their Lady Trainer lee
tactory Capital Increased The
North Carolina Booth at the Rich
mond Bazaar Took in $1,400 Other
Raleigh, N. C, May 9.
The Knights of Pythias carnival and
street fair will closi tonight with what
is termed the battle of confetti on the
streets. Many country people are in
the city today, since Saturday was as
signed for the people of the country.
The Gaskill-Mundy Carnival Company
leaves Sunday morning for Norfolk.
Last night Madame Salinda had further
trouble with the lions, but was not in
jured. She went into the cage where
four big kings of l:easts are confined,
although her right hand was in a sling
as a result of the savage attack upon
her the previous night. The same lion,
"Luke," again beeiue unmanageable
and the frightened spectators, seeing
her helpless condition with only h-?r left
hand free, begged hr to come from the
cage. Luke was finally cowered and she
proceeded with the exhibition. Madame
Salinda is a mere girl and, in speak
ing of her accident Thursday night
when the lion pounced upon her, she
declared that it was the first scar she
had received from the creatures and
she was mortified because her boast
had been that she was the only lion
tamer who bore no marks from the
lions. A $25 baby carriage was offered
as a prize to the first boy baby born
during the carnival and named for the
city. Last evening Master Raleigh
Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Thompson, of Peaco street, made his
arrival and the carriage was sent to
Walter II. Page, editor of World's
Work, will deliver the commencement
address at the Agricultural and Me
chanical college here, and Rev. Dr.
Joseph Rennie. of Norfolk, will preach
the sermon. May 21th-27th is the com
The Union Furniture and Wood
Working of Cornelius in Davidson
county was incorporated today, with
The Hamlet Ice Company, of Ra
leigh, with Chas. K. Johnson as presi
dent, notifies the secretary of state of
an increase in its capital stock of from
$10,000 to $25,000.
Assistant Labor Commissioner W. K.
Faison leaves Monday for San Fran
cisco to attend the national council of
the Junior Order of United American
Prof. E. C. Brooks, who has charge
of the loan fund of $200,000 under di
rection of Sunerintendent of Public In
struction Joyner. says about 25 appli
cations for loans have already been
received. None have been passed upon
yet. Prof. Rasp, oi Darlington, s. C,
has been chosen as Mr. Brooks' succes
sor as superintendent of the graded
schools at Monroe.
State Treasury Lr.cy is back from
Dry Wells, where he and Auditor Dixon
spoke. In the former's speech he used
as an illustration of th value of educa
tion his visit to a carnival show, where
he saw a little pony not worth $25. yet
$2,500 could not buy him because he
Today's hotel arrivals were Dr. C. A.
Anderson, Burlington: T. F. Sampora.
Mocksville; B. W. Ballard. Franklin
ton. The Daughters of the Confederacy
here are gratified at the showing made
by this state at Richmond. The sum
of $1,400 was realized at the North Car
olina booth at the Confederate Bazaar.
The Virginia booth raised $3,000, the
Solid South booth $1,700; the South Car
olina booth $1,550. Thus North Caro
lina stood fourth among the booths
and third of all the southern states.
Mr. Earle Turner, manager of the
Atlantic hotel at Morehead City, is
here making further arrangements for
his opening June 14th. This hotel is
now owned by the Atlantic and North
Associate Justice IL G. Connor has
accepted an invitation to deliver the
commencement address at the Salem
Female Academy and College, May
State Auditor Dixon has gone tc
Franklin, in Macon, to make the Con
federate memorial address Monday.
Memorial services will be held in the
churches here tomorrow.
FROM LAST TO FIRST
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Scott's Emulsion is the
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The Convention Finished
Work and Adjourn
ed Last Night
DR. DIAZ'S CASE
Taat Wan the Principal Matter Dis
CUMC1 Yesterday Committee Ap
pointed to Hear the Mutter and
Published ax Karlj- u Praetieahle
the Facts $200,000 for Home Mis
sious Telling Speech on the egro
Savannah, Ga.. May 11. Amid scenes
of enthusiasm and to the strains of
"God be With You Till We Meet Again"
the 5Sth annual session of the Southern
Baptist convention adjourned tonight.
The next convention will meet in Nash
ville, Tenn.. on the second Friday In
Notwithstanding the prevalence of
extremely inclement weather during
three of the four days of the conven
tion's session. ex-Governor Eagle, of
Arkansas, who presided over the meet
ings, said it was the largest and one of
the most harmonious and enthusiastic
conventions he had ever attended.
Today there was on the floor of the
auditorium by actual count, one hun
dred more delegates than attended th
convention of last year at Asheville.
The closing hours of the convention
were made lively by a controversy over
the Cuban situation. Parliaments rv
procedure was in a tangle when Dr.
Whitsett broke in and said in a son
orous voice. "Brethren, let us pray."
The prayer was for peace and amitv.
At its conclusion, a spirit of compro
mise prevailed and the matter in hand-
was disposed of. The final adjourn
ment was at 11:30 tonight, and was in
the nature of a love feast.
The matter of changing the basis of
representation in the convention from
a financial to a per capita standard was
carried over to the next meeting. The
r reposition to change the name of trm
convention to the "Baptist Convention
of the United States" also went over.
Much of the time of the convention
today was given to the consideration
of the Cuban missions ouestion. in
volving the claims of Rev. A J. Diaz
and the suit against the church re
cently instituted in tha courts of Ha
vana. A report to the convention re
commended the fippointment of a com
mittee to investigate the matter and
report the full facts to the convention-
The report said m part:
As a result of our investigation we
are convinced that Dr Diaz's resigna
tion was accepted only after he insisted
upon It by offering it a second time. Wa
also are convinced that the title to the
board's property in Havana is secure
and cannot be disturbed, and that the
board is taking all practical steps to
protect said title. We are Turther con
vinced that representatives of the board
proposed to Dr. Diaz to arbitrate the
differences between the board and him
self and that he declined the proposi
tion. We recommend that a special
committee of as many as three be ap
pointed by the convention during the
present session whose duty it shall be
to carefully examine the documents
and other sources of information and
to prepare for publication as early as
practicable a statement of the facts in
regard to the course pursued by the
board in dealing with the Havana situ
ation." For the home mission board the con
vention this morning pledged $200,000
for the coming year's work. Last year
$146,000 were devoted to this work.
Dr. J. B. Gambell. of Texas, made a
telling speech on the negro work. "The
negroes are not the great problem of
the day," he said, "but the white man.
On white shoulders pre-eminently rests
all burdens. If you solve the white
man problem; if you get all white man
good, they will solve the negro ques
tion and all others."
Livingston Jackson, of North Caro
lina spoke of the mountain schools
established and the thousands of chil
dren now attending them. "In all the
years that have gone," he said, "I be
beve God has had the south In training;
to serve the world. The purest faith
In the world, I believe, is in the South
ern Baptist Church. Give that faith to
all the world."
At a meeting of the alumni associa
tion of the Southern Theological Sem
inary, the question of endowing a chair
at the seminary was taken up and a
committee appointed to inaugurate an
educational campaign and solicit funds
for the purpose. It is the intention to
endow the chair with $30,000.
You Know What Yon atc Talcing
When you take Grove3 Tasteless Chill
Tonic because the formula is- plainly
printed on every bottle showing that
it is simply iron and Quinine in a
tasteless form. No cure no pay 50c,
The 'Frisco JlerRer.
New York. Mav Then? is the very
best authority for starting that the
terms of the Rock Island -'Frisco deal
are sulstanti.illy as follows:
"For v-ery share of common stock
of 'Frisco, the Rock Island Company
will pay 60 ii collateral trust five per
cent, bonds to le secured on 'Frisco
commr.i stock ac bought, and $60 in
Rock Island common stock . It is un
derstood that theie terms will be offer
ed to all holders of 'Frisco stock not
merelv to the o-called St. Louis pool."
Following cTiference of the lead
ing interest" in the Rock Island and
St. Louis ar.d San Francisco Company,
at the office cf J. P. Morgan and Com
pany, later in the day it was stated
that an oicial announcement of the deal
would be issued in a few days, prob
ably nrxt Mneday.
Ceore W. Peikins, of Morgan and
Company, who are financing the mer
ger, said that only a few unimportant
details remain to be settled. The terms
as stated. Mr. Perkins said, are sub
TO CURE A COLD I. ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature
Is on esuch box. 25c,