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- 1 WW VOL. XXXVt No. 67. WIJLMINGTOK N. C. AUGUST 25, 1908. S1.00 PEE, YEAR FOUNDGUILTY PENNSYLVANIA LAUNCHED MISS CORAL. QUAY BROKE THE CHAMPAGNE. AMERICA WON SUSPENDED ELKS iN WRECK AWARD MADE SEVEX COACHES OF THEM IX Jl RED . o ! - .' The Humberts Were Sen tenced to Imprison ment Yesterday THE REVELATION Of Madame Therese Did -ot Satis fy Court .She And Her Hasbund v 31 ii m Serve Five Yearn in Solltary Coiifliienient Her Brothers Get Lighter Sentence!) She Regarded the Crowded Iloom of Spectators With Haughty Contempt She Claimed Crawford Was "amed IteKiiier Her Counsel .Make Mas terful Plea for His Clients. Paris, August 22. One of the great est criminal trials in the history o France culminated tonight when the jury in the court of Assizes rendered a verdict of guilty against Therese and Frederic Humbert and Romaine and Emile D'Aurignac. After a brief de liberation the court sentenced Therese and Fredeick Humert each to five years and to a fine of 100 francs, Emile D'Aurignac to three years and Ro man D'Aurignac to two years. The verdict was reached after the jury had been out four and a half hours. When the verdict was pro nounced, Therese and Frederic Hum bert, weeping embraced each other. Therese Humbert seemed hopeful until the last, maintaining that the jury was certain to bring in a verdict of acquittal. Even after condemnation her emotion was only momentary. She soon resumed her self possession. Turning to the military guard, she indicated her readiness to go back to the cells of the Conciergeric prison. The sentences came as the culmina tion of a day of sensational interest. The chief event preceding the ver dict was the dramatic revelations Which Therese Humbert had so long promised, in which she brought for ward the mysterious name of Regnier as the real Crawford. The court and spectators listened to the recital with an amazement amounting to stuper faction. Although Therese did not indicate when the Regnier's millions came, it was indicated apparently part of the plan to create the impression that Regnier hd received a vast sum for inducing Marshal Bazaine to surren der Metz. The inconclusive character of the revelations " was shown by the fact that the court did not take the slightest judicial cognizance of them and immediately submitted the case to the juiy. The jury likewise treated the revelation as a subterfuge. Parish. August 22. All the members of the Humbert family were found guil ty today. The foreman of the jury an ncunced that the verdict was affirma tive concerning the questions of falsi fication and swindling, and negative upon the subsidiary questions. The verdict considers extending conditions. The court sentenced Madame Hum bert and her husband each to five years imprisonment and to a fine of 100 iranes. Emile Daurignac was sentenced to two years imprisonment. Romain Daurignac was sentenced to three years imprisonment. Madame and M. Humbert will under go solitary confinement during their term of imprisonment. The expectation that today would bring the conclusion of the Humbert trial renewed the intense public inter est in the case. The court room was again crowded. Among the throng vere a number of American lawyers ant: tourists who secured favored places through the efforts of the United States embassy. The prisoners maintained the same outward aspect of calm. lime Humbert walked in haughtily rnd surveyed the crowd with a scorn ful air. Dr. Floquet, who examined the pr.soner before she came into court fcund her to be in good health and showing no signs of nervous break down under the strain of the culminat ion of the trial. Advocate Hesse addressed the court at length in defense of Romain Daurig r;.c, after which Madame Humbert aiose. amid an intense hush throughout the court room, to make her promised developments. She seemed to be labor ing under a great effort and paused af ter her first emphatic statement that the Crawfords and the millions exist ed. Then she besran formallv: "Gentlemen of the Jury: When I wanted the address of Mr. Crawford he. answered: " 'You cannot know me. I am not called Crawford. I am not known by that name. " 'Then what name I asked. "He replied: 'My fortune was made during the war of 1ST0 by re-investments of rentes which were then very low, and a large quantity was bought here.' " Madame Humbert paused again, lergthily, and then continued: "His name is Regnier. the intermedi um ry between Marshal Bazaine and the Germans. I had ajready transacted business with one Regnier. who ap peared to me to be a mysterious per- socage, and who said to me: (Continued on Fifth rase.) Cereraonj-'Wan Witne.sseil by One of the Largest and Moxt Distinguish ed Crowds Ever at Cramps. Philadelphia, August 22. The armor ed cruiser Pennsylvania, named by the daughter of the states senior senator and political leader, was launched at the .yards of the William Cramp Ship and Engine Building Company. The maiden plunge of the formidable addi tion to the United States navy and was witnessed by the largest and one of the most "distinguished assemblages that hs ever gathered at Cramp's ship jards. Miss Coral May christentad the ship. INTERSTATE GOLF 7IATCII. "Was Also International Match. Was Won by Britisher.. (Special to The Messenger.) Linnville. X. C. August 22 The In terstate and International Golf match played at Linnville, X. C. today, was won by Springland. of Liverpool. En gland, in eighty-eight. Others finished in following order: McRae, of Washington. Ninety-six. Wariner. of Memphis, one hundred. Rountree, of Wilmdngrtori. hundred and one. liaa.-, of New York, one hundred and fo'.jr. Lucas, of Memphis, one hundred and eight. , Shepard, of Wllmineton. one hundred and ten. Haas, of Atlanta, one hundred and eleven. Cuieman. of Shreveport. one hundred and nineteen. Gilpin. of Ann Arbor, one hundred mvj twenty-two. Reese, of Hanna, one hundred and tlnvty-one. Short of Helena, one hundred and thiriy-two. Fa ton, of Knoxville. one hundred and fcrty-five. t mm t New German Treasurer. Berlin, August 22. It is announced that Baron Von Stengel, the Bavarian plenipotentiary in the Bundesrath. has been appointed secretary of the treas ury in succession to Baron Von Thiel- man, who has resigned owing to the difficulties connected with carrying out the reforms in the imperial finances. Von Thielman's retirement appears to have been due to his lack of ingen uity in finding fresh sources of reve nue and ways to economize. His usual expedient was to place a fresh loan, in order to balance the budget. Im perial threes rose fractionally today which was attributed by some news paper to Von Thielman's leaving the finance ministry. His budget state ment, in which he said he believed it would be necessary to lay an imperial tax on beer, now the prerogative of the various states, was badly receiv ed. Editor Kieketts Bed. Chicago. August 22. H. P. Rickets, editor of the Memphis Scimitar, was found dead in his bed at the Kaiser Hof Hotel today. He had been ill for several days and under the care of a local physician. His condition was not regarded as critical and his unexpected demise is attributed to heart disease. Memphis. August 22. H. P. Rickets, associate editor of the Scimitar was widely known in newspaper circles throughout the south. He was born in Louisiana fortv years ago and was educated in southern schools. He served on newspapers in different parts of the country until the Scimitar was established fourteen years ago. He leaves a widow and two children. To Euforee Sunday Laws. Pensacola, Fla., August 22. The Sunday League today sent letters to the sheriff and mayor demanding a rigid enforcement of the Sabbath observ ance laws which had become gradual ly relaxed since their temporary en forcement a few months ago. The mayor replied that the laws were state statutes and that he had no authority for their enforcement. The sheriff re fused to do anything in the matter un less those who called for the enforce, ment of the laws would swear out war rants for the arrest of the offenders. Shot to Death. Punta Gorda, Fla., August 22. This morning at 3 o'clock E. E. Williams was shot and killed by E. B. Polk. Both were prominent men. Deputy Marshal Nick Langford attemped to arrest Marion J. Walker, who was in toxicated and resisted arrest. E. E. Williams who was assisting the deputy marshal struck Walker with a club when Polk who was with Walker, shot him through the right breast. Polk w;xs arrested and locked up in jail. Clayton in Poor Health. Mexico City, August 22. United States Ambassador Clayton has re turned to Mexico from his trip to the states. He is m very poor health. Letter to Rev Father Dennen. Of Wilmington. N. C. Reverend Sir: This story cuts two ways, and teaches two sets of people: Father Galvin. Westerly. R. I., had his church and residence painted Good job: and this is how he went at it. Measure an carefully seems to have known Devoe. Then got bids from the painters. paint to be supplied by them and bv him. Saved $70 by usinsr Devoe. One of those painters ought to have got that money. Yours truly. F. W. DEVOE & CO. P. S. M. W. Divine & Co. sell our p.unt. The Reliance Beat Shamrock 7 Minutes and 2 Seconds FINE WIND And Conditions Were Ideal Victory Was so Complete as to Even Dampen the Ardor of Sir Thomas ThoHRh He Still Professes Faith in Fife's Creation The American Craft Heat Shamrock Three Mln utes and -1 Seeonds in the Thresh to Windward and Five Minntes and ;$ Seeonds in Rnndown Wind. Xext Race Expected Monday. New York. August 22. In a splendid ! 12 to 15 knot breeze, over a windward ! and leeward course of thirty miles, the gallant sloop Reliance today beat Shamrock III in commanding style by j exactly nine minutes, actual time, or j seven minutes and three seconds after J deducting the nn minute and fifty- j seven econds which the defender con cedes to Sir Thomas Lipton's third callenger on account of her sailing plan as at present measured. It was a royal water fight for the ancient trophy which carries with it the yachting supremacy of the world, and by a strange coincidence the first victory in the cup series of 1903 oc curred on the 52nd anniversary of the day on which the old schooner America captured it in her famous race around ' the Ise of Wight. The Reliance beat the British boat three minutes and twenty-four seconds in the thresh to windward and five minutes and thirty six seconds in the run down the wind. The nautical sharr who had already made up their jminds on Thursday that LORD SALISBURY IS NO MORE That Distinguished Peacefully Passed Away Last Night London. August 22. Lord Salisbury died peacefully at 0:05 o'clock tonight. During the past forty-eight hours the end was seen to be inevitable, the great frame of England's ex-premier being sustained only by the constant use of oxygen. Even the administra tion of oxygen failed of effect as the evening advanced, and soon after the shadows had crept up from the valley and enshrouded the dull red walls of Hatfield house, the distinguished states man. making the last effort of his life, turned slightly towards his favorite daughter. Lady Gwendoline Cecil, who was kneeling beside him. and then quietly breathed his last. Viscount Cranborne. who now as the Reliance could take the measure of the challenger in any kind of weath er, regard today's test as conclusive, although they hardly anticipated so overwhelming a victory. The race even dampened the ardor of Sir Thomas who insisted, after Thursday's fluke that his confidence in the beau tiful craft designed by Fife was great er than ever. Still like a true sports man, he does not acknowledge tlefeat and hopes for better luck next time. The single criticism he and his friends make of today's race is that the only shift of the wind which occurred was to the advantage of the defending yacht. As this shift of the wind oc curred on the windward beat even granting that it accounted for Re liance's lead at the turn, the time the defender gained on the run home was more than ample to have given her the race. It must be cded. however, to windward, perhaps the ablest craft in this respect ever sent across the western ocean on a ciu hunting ex pedition. For twelve miles the single strickers raced like a team of horses and during that portion of the duel the patriots made no attempt to conceal their ner vousness. The racing conditions today were ideal. A thin haze hung over iTie Jer sey shore obstructing the view of the spectators gathered ther. but out on the ocean race course the sea was flooded with sunshine from a vault of fleckless blue. A long ocean swell heaved up from the south and a 12 knot breeze, fresh and strengthening, blew out of the southwest, throwing up fleeting white caps on the spark ling bosom of the old ocean. The ma rine picture was superb. As the di rection of the wind would have carried a windward course from Sady Hook Lightship into the Jersey shore the (Continued on Fifth Page.) Superintendent of Leper Colony and Assisant Put Out i THE REASON They ' Have Grossly Violated the Regulations in Many Respects. They Allowed the Patients to Com. mnnieate With Outsiders and Al lowed all Kinds off Cattle, Hops nnd Products Sold The Suspen sion Made by Orders of Acting Governor Aldrleh Has Been Ar rested on Criminal Charge of Transporting Chickens. San Juan, P. R., August 22. Acting Governor Hartsell has suspended Dr. Nate, superintendent of the Leper Colony, and Jose Aldrich. his assistant, on the strength of a report of Acting Director of Charities Goenaga. reveal ing a horrible and dangerous state of affairs at the entrance of San Juan harbor. According to this report, chickens and pigs raised by lepers had been freely sold in the city and goats, rabbits, poultry and dogs had been herded in the patient's quarters, in in describable filth. Intercourses between the leper col ony and the mainland has been per mitted. All the regulations were vio lated. Aldrich has also been arrested on the criminal charge of transporting chick ens from the leper colony and has been fined $50. The acting governor has or dered all animals in the leper colony to be killed today and has declared that he will probe the scandal to the bot tom. English Statesman sumes the title of Marquis of Salisbury immediately notified icing Edward and Queen Alexandra, the prince and prin cess of Wales and others. The end of the distinguished states man was a peaceful one. without the slightest evidence of pain. When death became imminent the attending physician summoned the waiting mem bers "of the family who gathered at the bedisde and took farewell of the dying man. who. however, was uncon scious of their presence. Within a few minutes of the death a brief announcement was handed to the newspaper men and simultaneous ly of the death knell from the tower of the church of which the Rev. Lord William Cecil a nerhew of Lord Salis bury is pastor told the people of the little village of Hatfield that the lonsc struggle was over. A SAD STORY MOTHER ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE. Reason Was That Husband, a, Tex. tile Worker, Was Out of Work And They Without Food. Philadelphia, August 22. Two chil dren were killed by inhaling illuminat ing gas early today and three other persons are in a hospital In a serious condition from the same cause. The dead children are Clara and Bertha Roder. Their mother and two dead children are in a dangerous condition. 'Mrs. Roder later said she had at tempted to murder her children and ccrrmitted suicide. She locked herself an? children in a room and turned on the gs, but before all were dead the husband reached home. The woman gave as a reason for the attempted murder of her children and herself self- destruction that her husband, who is a textile striker, was without money and that the familv who were without food would have been forced to vacate their home today. I The Bluefleld Disabled. Baltimore. August 22. The steamer Bluefield's Captain Hastings bound . from New York for Baltimore. loaded with merchandise, is disabled off Hog Island. Va. The steamer Manna-Hata, Captain Charles, left here early this morning to go to her assistance. The . nature of her injuries Is unknown. The Bluefields was due to arrive here this . mornirur. An Excursion Was Going: to Clam bake When Ralls Spread and Sent Them Down Embankment. Chehallis. Washn.. August 22 An ex cursion train on the Northern Pacific consisting of an engine and seven coaches en route to the Elks clam bake at Olymphia was wrecked about 11 o'clock this morning two miles south of here. Two persons were killed, four fatally injured and about thirty ser iously hurt. All were Portland people The train was running at a. good, rate of speed, when the rails spread, throw ing the engine down an embankment forty feet deep. Three coaches piled on to his engine and to add horror to the scene the boiler of the ene-ine ex ploded, throwing scalding water and steam for many yards around. Near ly every one in the first coach was in jured, most of them having their legs or arms broken. BASE BALL YESTERDAY. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Detroit 3, Washington 0. Cleveland 11, Philadelphia 3. Chicago 6, New York 9. St. Louis 2, Boston 1. NATIONAL LEAGUE. First game; Philadelphia 4, Pitts burg 6. Second game: Philadelphia 4, Pitts burg 7. Brooklyn 7, Cincinnati 4. Second game: Brooklyn . 1, Cincin nati 4. New York, 3, Chicago S. Eoston 6, St. Louis 1. SOUTHER LEAGUE. Birmingham 2, Atlanta 3. Memphis 10, Little Rock 2. SOUTHERN LEAGUE. Birmingham 2; Atlanta 3. Memphis 10; Little Rock 2. Montgomery 5; Nashville 2. 2nd Game Montgomery 11: Nash ville 1. To Annul Contract. Chattanooga, Tenn., August 22. In the United States circuit court today the National home for disabled soldiers filed a bill against J. E. Parrish a con tractor seeking to annul his contract f'.'r building the hospital group of build ings at the mountain branch near John son City, Tenn. The bill also seeks to enjoin Parrish rem disregarding the notice of annul ment which was served August 15th. The ground of annulment alleged is that he failed to prosecute the work diligently. Judge Clark issued a re straining order and set the hearing for September 14th. A Shooting: Affair. Roanoke, Va., August 22. John W. Hall was shot and fatally wounded by A. F. Hodges at the latter's home near Gogginsville, Franklin county, ast night and died early this morning. The men quarreled and Hall was or dered to go away. He turned to re enter the house when Hodges fired on him with a shot gun, the charge tak ing effect in the breast. Hodges is in jail at Rocky Mount. ' Walthour Defeated. Revere, Mass., August 22. Bennie Munroe defeated Bobby Walthour and Hugh McLean in a one hour race to night, the riders being paced by small motors. McLean broke a chain on his wheel in the eleventh mile and with drew. Munroe's distance for the hour was thirty nine miles 1 3-4 laps, Walth- our's 38 miles 5 laps. Assaulter Killed. Henderson, Texas, August 22. Joe Sanders, a negro accused of having at tempted criminal assault on a young girl last night was shot to death today by a posse of citizens which went to arrest him. Sanders was standing in his door, when the men approached, holding a shot gun. He was struck by four loads of buckshot. 119th Anniversary. Knoxville, Term., August 22. The 119th anniversary organization of the state of Franklin was celebrated at Jonesboro today. The attendance from the seven counties of Tennessee and North Carolina, forming the state, was large. This is the first public ob servance of the kind. Accident Narrowly Averted. Chester, Pa., August 22. What might have been a serious accident occurred today at the launching of the steamship San Jacinto, at Roaches' ship yard While the workmen were sawing the cradle block she slided down. She car red with her all the cribbing, tackle masts and poles used to keep in place. Son of Patriot Dead. Rome, August 22. Menotti Hari baldi, eldest son of the Italian patriot, died at 6:15 p. m. today. He had been suffering from a liver complaint, com plicated by dysentery and due to ma laria. Cleric of Appeals Dead. Richmond, Va., August 23. Oeorge Keith Taylor who has been clerk of the state supreme court of appeals for twenty-eight years, died at his home here tonight, aged seventy-two years, Mr. Purroy Dead. Saratoga, N. Y., August 22. Henry D. Purroy, ex-president of the board of aldermen of New York city, died of heart failure today. A Semi-Monthly Pay Day Was Decided Upon BOYS EXCLUDED The Arbitration Has .Made an Award of Its Findings The Rate Per Ton for Mining: Coal to Depend Upon the Selling: Price of Pig Iron If a, Check System is Adopted the Cheeks Will Only be Honored by the Company When Presented br the Miner Himself or One of Ills Family Findings Made Known Through 3Ir Gray. Birmingham, Ala.. August 22. The board of arbitration appointed to ad just matters in controversy between coal operators and miners in the Bir mingham district, made its award through its chairman. Judge Gray, of Delaware, at a. late hour tonight. After reciting the claims made by the min ers and operators, respectively, the re port, about 1,400 words in length, makes the following awards. Minimum and maximum rate a slid ing scale, the rates per ton for mining coal on the Pratt basis vary accord ing to the selling price of pig iron 47 1-2 cents when pig iron is selling at $S.00 per ton, to 57 1-2 cents when iron is selling at $11.50 per ton. .The same proportionate increase is to be given on day wages for work in and about the mines, but no increase is given by this award for narroTO work. A semi-monthly payment of wages: From and after October 1st. the earn ings of miners and wages of day men shall be paid semi-monthly and sucn commissary checks or credits as the operators may issue to their employ ers shall not be transferable, but shall be redeemable in goods at the respect ive commissaries upon which they are drawn only when presented by the em ployes to whom they have been issued or by some member of their families. Rates for a narrow work: The total of the maximum price on the Pratt basis to be paid for work in headings, exclusive of air courses, shall be $2.71 per yard in lieu of Per yard, the present rate; rates for work in air courses to remain on th present basis. On the sujbect of differential between machine and pick mining the boards makes no conclusion as Insufficient date have been presented on which to form an intelligent award. The board suggests that a committee from both sides be appointed made experiments and fix a differential. Minimum days of labor. The award on this subject provides for a system of fines to be imposed for absence from work, except for sick ness or after notifying and obtaining consent of the mine foreman. An al teration of fining is a suspension from work for a fixed number of days. Men who do not work twenty days in any one month when the mine is in operation twenty or more shall be find one dollar or suspended the first six days in the following month or be as signed to another working place. The fines imposed shall be collected through the company's officers and be paid to the secretary-treasurer of district 20 (Alabama) of the United Mine Work ers of America, on or before the tenth, day of each month. It shall be optional with the operator to impose fines or suspend mine work ers, or assign new places, in cases pro vided for above. Differential between Pratt and other mines: The differential in the rate for min ing coal at the Jefferson mine and the Kimberly mine of the Central Coal Company shall be reduced two and a half cents ner ton. the yardage at the above mines to remain as at present. Employment of boys under 14 years of age: A submission having been made by representatives of both sides to thia controversy of the question of the age at which boys may be employed, it is hereby awarded that on and after Sep tember 1. 1903. no boys under the age of fourteen years shall be employed or permitted in the mines by any of the mine operators who are parties to the arbitration. IWhen differentials for thin coal are paid they shall not apply to yard prices. White Cappers Arrested. Wynne, Ark., August 22. A deputy marshal has arrested eleven prominent white planters of Pynsett county on the charge of white capping. The prisoners will be taken to Helena, to appear before the United States dis trict court. The negro laborers employed at a saw mill in Pynsett county were recently forced to leave under threats of vio lence by a band of white planters caus ing the mill to suspend. The arrests were made at the instigation of the mill owners. 3Iiss Anthony Still Champion. Chicago. August 22. Miss Bessie An thony, the western golf champion. proved her right to the title again to day by defeating Miss "Johnnie" Car penter in the finals for the Onwentsia Cup. three up and two to play.