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THE WILMINGTON MESSENGER TUESDAY, JANUARY 9,. 1906
Missouri Representative fslade
DELIGHTS THE HOUSE
Labels His Political Beliefs With His
He Talked or the Philippines, Discuss
ed the General Tariff Question and
Illustrated Changes in the Tobacco
Industry Tells How to Kill the
Sugar Trust Predicts That Frank
Dscusion of the Tariff Would be of
Benefit to the Country Speech of
IrVhiec Hours Length Was Greatly
Washington, January 5. "Champ
Clark Democracy" was expounded to
the delight and entertainment of the
House for three hours today by Mr.
Clark of Missouri, and constituted the
feature of the debate on the Philip
pine tariff bill. Mr. Clark's speech
took a wide range and dur
ing its progress he labelled hi3 po
litical beliefs as above in answer to a
Question as to what kind of a Demo
crat he really was. He talked of the
Philippines and favored the pending
bill; he discussed the general tariff
Question and in particular the German
tariff situation. He ascribed future
greatness to what he termed the great
"stand-pat" disciples, one of these
Secretary Shaw, whose record as sec
retary of the treasury, included, he
said, classifying frogs legs as poultry
and ponies as "household articles,"
for the collection of revenue, was a
logical Republican Presidential possi
bility unless the mantle should fall on
"the gray and grizzled speaker, Uncle
Illustrating changes in the tobacco
industry, Mr. Clark caused laughter on
both sides of the chamber by declar
ing tha't there were in his district Jj0
brick houses and 100 brick barns, all
equal in architectural beauty to the
executive offices occupied by President
Roosevelt, all built out of the profits
of tobacco raised and sold during the
Civil war for more than one dollar a
Having his attention called to the
"sugar trust" by a question from Mr.
Broussard. of Louisiana, he declared
dramatically: "I'll tell you about the
sugar trust. If you beet sugar people
over here will vote with us to wipe
out the differential tariff of 26 1-2
cents on refined sugar, we will kill the
6tigar trust as dead as a mullet."
A question which was immeasura
bly greater in importance than the
Philippine sugar question, Mr. Clark
declared, was the German tariff situa
tion and the Dingley tariff in general.
He quoted Governor Cummins, of Iowa,
as saying that all of the insurance
stealing and other irregularities was
not a tithe to the stealing that is go
ing on under the Dingley tariff law.
Referring to the "stand pat" doc
trine held by the Republicans, he said
"that phrase Senator Hanna stole from
the poker table. If he were alive now
he would see that the Republican
party had a bob-tailed flush on the tar
iff question now.".
Speaker Cannon had taken a seat
directly in" front of Mr. Clark, who,
looking directly at the former, said:
"The newspapers say President Roos
evelt and Speaker Cannon have en
tered into a modus Vivendi by which
the speaker will permit or facilitate
railroad rate legislation during this
cession if the President will not send
in a measure in favor of tariff revi
sion." "Does the gentlemen believe that
statement?" asked Mr. Grosvenor, af
ter the laughter had quieted.
"I am not on the witness stand,
was the answer.
Roosevelt entered into a modus viden- '
di with President Morales, of Santo
Domingo, and Morales has taken to the
.woods, modus vivendi and all."
4-Mr. Clark asked of Mr. Payne, of
New York: "Are we to have a public
building bill this session?"
"I do not know."
"Well, why don't you know?"
"Because I am not interested."
"That's just it. You have got
Mr. Clark then addressed himself
to the "kindergarten" members of the
House and advised them to take no
tice. If there was necessity for an ap
propriation to carry on river and har bor
work already begun it might be
had hut not a cent for new work or
Mr. Watson, of Indiana, wanted to
know what kind of a Democrat Mr.
"I am a Champ Clark Democrat," he
rejoined amid hearty laughter.
First asking any Republican if he
considered free trade a crime and get
ting an affirmative answer from Mr.
Mahon, of Pennsylvania. Mr. Clark,
asserted: "You are just the man I
am looking for, I want to pump some
thing into you." He then read a par
agraph praising Thomas H. Benton for
his efforts to put salt on the free list.
"Is that free trade doctrine?"
- "No," interjected Mr. Grosvenor.
"Oh, you know who wrote 1 t" re
joined Mr. Clark. "But here," pointing
to Mr. Mahon. "is the man I am after.
SHe will have to admit that the man
rtio wrote it is a criminal."
nr. a-, T ... . $ 1
uxr. vrrosvenor exiiiicu . ncai-
dent Roosevelt in -Is younger days had .
written the sentiment. "
"I am not a defender of the Presi
dent," said Mr. Clark.
"Nor I," interjected Mr. Grosvenor.
"Well, I am glad of it," continued
Mr. Clark, "for I do not think he
wants to be defended by having the
baby act pleaded for him.' He would
not do that himself. Neither can any
Republican representative call hima
criminal, for if he did the President
would cut off his 'pap' (laughter) and
a Republican Congressman without a
'pap' is nothing."
Mr. Clark, in closing - after holding
the floor for three hours,predicted that
the frank discussion of the tariff,
which he believed would result from
the consideration of the present bill,
would be of great benefit to the coun
try. The fight against the bill was open
ed in the interest of the beet sugar in
dustry by Mr. Fordney, of Michigan.
He recalled the Republican member
ship to its pledges on the standpat
tariff planks of the party.
The House adjourned at 5 o'clock
KJECTMENT OF 3IRS. MORRIS
Statement From the White House,
Concerning Her Forcible Removal.
The Matter Will be Allowed to Drop.
Washington, January 5. .Mrs. Minor
Morris, Who yesterday ,va.s ejected
from the White House after insisting
upon seeing the President, today is in
a state of nervous collapse. In re
sponse to inquiries, she sent word by
a near friend that although she keenly
felt the humiliation to which she had
been subjected, she proposed to allow
the matter to drop.
Mrs. Morris was charged in the po
lice court today with disorderly con
duct. She did not answer to her name.
'ind the $5 collateral which was put up
for her was forfeited.
A statement was issued today from
the White House concerning: the eject
ment of Mrs. Morris. The statement
says that on account of Mrs. Mtorris
loud talk and shrieks when told1 that
shf must leave, "it became necessary
in the interest of order to have her re
moved. She was accordingly taken
in charge by a police officer. He asked
her to go with him quietly. She refus
ed and told him that if she was re
moved she would have to be dragged
every step of the way. Before apply
ing force the officer asked her three
times to leave the office quietly. She
shrieked her refusal to each request,
and was then led from the room. She
struggled violently with two police
officers all the way from the office
building to the eastern entrance of the
White House. As soon as she was
outside of the office building she threw
herself on the ground, and it became
necessary to carry her. After her ar
rest she produced an envelope ad
dressed to the President which she
asked to have delivered to him. This
envelop was found to contain a lengthy
poem, on the subject of insomnia,
which she said was her own composi
tion. She stated to the officers that
she had not slept for seven nights past.
"There is no truth whatever in the
statement made by many of this morn
ing's papers that a negro laid hold of
Mrs. Morris and assisted in carrying
her. One of the colored rnessengers of
the office followed the policeman and
gathered up such small articles as were
dropped in the woman's struggles: but
there was no other foundation whatev
er for the statement."
SUITS AGATXST STANDARD OIL
Taking of Testimony in Two Cases
Brought by the State of Missouri.
New York, January 5. The taking
of testimony in two suits brought by
the state of Missouri to oust the Stand
ard Oil Company of Indiana, the Waters-Pierce
Company and the Republic
Oft Company from Missouri, and to
prevent the carrying out of an alleged
pooling agreement among the compa
nies mentioned, was begun here today
before Frederick W. Sanborn, a special
commissioner appointed by Governor
Folk. Herbert S. Hadley, attorney
general of Missouri, conducted tk&
state's case and attempted to show
from the .witnesses introduced that the
Waters-Pierce and Republic companies
were in reality but subsidiary compa
nies of the Standard Oil Company, tha
Indiana branch of which conducts the
Standard's Irasiness in the west.
During today's hearing there were a
number of lively tilts between oppos
ing lawyers. E. T. Bedford, a direc
tor of the Standard Oil Company who
refused absolutely to answer any ques
tions involving the Standard Oil Com
pany's affairs. He said he took the at
titude on the advice of counsel, and
had no other reason for doing so. A.
V. Jockel, formerly a bookkeeper for
the Standard Oil Company, said he
was transferred to the Waters-Pierce
company's office at Oklahoma City
without resigning his position with the
Standard. He said he had been in
structed to say the Waters-Pierce com
pany was an independent concern, but
declared Waters-Fierce barrels were
filled with oil from Standard barrrels.
A NOBLE DEED
Infant Child of Demented Mother and
Worthless Father Cared for byv One
off State's Foremost Women.
Someone has beautifully said. .'Ev
ery hammer strike on the anvil of
duty forges something that shall out
last eternity." A few, days since one
of the foremost, as well as one of the
noblest women of the state, received
into her elegant home the crying
well-nigh starving three-months-old
babe of a demented mother and a
worthless father. A princess of the
royal blood could not have received
an heir-apparent with sweeter, gent
ler kindness. I could but exclaim,
"This act is a hammer-stroke on the
anvil of mercy that forges a glory that
shall outlast the ages."
Tn the beautiful Arabian legend the
Archangel Gabriel, sent by Allah, the
merciful, the compassionate,, to pre
vent Solomon, the magnificent, from
falling into a sin and to help a little,
weary, overburdened fellow out. who
otherwise would have been drowned
in the storm, looked upon either ser
vice as equally worthy because both
were done at the desire of God. This
same spirit prompted the woman's
act, an act which, in all its surround
ings, presented a Christmas scene
worthy the brush of a great master.
C. 31. of Morganton in Charlotte Observer.-
Mr. - Frank B. Smith, of Charlotte,
was. to the city yesterday.
FDR EXECUTIVE " GLEME
T&e Petition of Albert T. Patrick to
GoYemer Higgins -
MANY WELL -KNOWN PERSONS
Sign the Petition in Behalf off the Con
Tict, Including Men of AH Leading
Professions The Reasons Set Forth
Why the Signers Have Doubt of Ills
Albany, N. Y., January 5. Governor
Higgins received today a petition for
the exercise of executive clemency in
the" case of Albert T. Patrick, th New
York lawyer confined in Sing Sing
prison under sentence to die in the
week beginning January 22nd for the l
murder of the aged millionaire Wil-
. . i
The petition is signed by nearly one
hundred, well known persons, includ
ing lawyers, physicians and chemists,
clergymen and laymen and is based
upon the ground that there is reason
able doubt of his guilt
It is especially set forth that the
coroner's physician who made the au
topsy immediately after death gave it
as his opinion that Rice died of nrtu-
ral causes and old age, but, subsequent-,
Jy on the witness stand declared that
he had been killed by chloroform;
that the subsequent examination of the
body, which formed the basis of the
testimony adverse to Patrick, was
made after the process of embalming,
"which would effectually destroy all
minute evidences of death either from
natural causes or chloroform;" , that
the cone containing chloroform would
probably have fallen from position had
the victim been alive; that the self- '
confessed murderer Jones, who turn- ;
ed state's evidence, was, in the opin- I
ion of the petitioners, irresponsible, '
had made at least four different and
contradictory confessions and was of
doubtful sanity and unworthy of be
lief. The signers of the petition include
Grover Cleveland, John G. Carlisle,
and a large number of prominent mem
bers of the New York city bar; Sam- ;
uel L. Clemens, (Mark Twain), Allan
McL. Hamilton, the well known alien
ist, Dr. Austin Flint, and many other
physicians and chemists of standing;
Dr. Charles H. Parkhurst, Rev. Dr.
Madison C. Peters, Rev. Dr. Thomas
Hughes, and David Belasco.
Governor Higgins-would give no in
timation of his probable action in the
case, but said he would consider it with
the utmost care.
RUTHERFORDTON BANK CLOSED
Examiner I fay wood in Charge Until
a Receiver Can be Appointed -Charters
by the State.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, January 6. The cor
poration commission, upon the report
of Bank Examiner F. J. Haywood, Jr.,
that the Bank of Rutherfordton has
conducted business in an unsafe and
unauthorized manner, jeopardizing the
interests of depositors, and is now in
solvent, orders the examiner to take
charge until the commission has a re
ceiver appointed to wind up business.
D. F. Morrow, of Rutherfordton, is
president of the bank, which at its
last statement showed assets $31,518,
capital $10,000, deposits $18,996.
Charters are issued to the Berryhill-Suther-Drufee
wholesale and retail shoe business,
capital $25,000; the North State Bob
bin Company, Mount Airy, capital
stock, $25,000;. the Lee-Dupree Hard
ware Company, Dunn, wholesale and
retail, capital stock $50,000; the Inter
state Machine and Supply Company,
Wilmington, T. D. Olive, R. W. Gib
son and others stockholders, capital
$50,000 half subscribed.
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
North Carolina Section Elects Officers.
The Fire Waste Law.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, January 6. The
North Carolina section of the Ameri
can Chemical' Society held its mid
winter meeting. A programme relat
ing to southern products and produ
cers was carried out. The following
officers were elected:
President, Dr. Charles H. Herty,
Chapel Hill; Vice President, Charles
Walker, "Agricultural and Mechanical
College, Raleigh; Secretary and Treas
urer, G. M. MacNider, of Raleigh
Thirty members were present, eight of
whom were visitors. Dinner was serv
ed to the latter.
The insurance commissioner has
just returned from Elizabeth City,
where he conferred with the Mayor
and commissioners regarding the fire
waste law. He reports marked im
provement, not only in Elizabeth City,
but in all that section because of rail
road extensions and improved sched
ules. The fire waste law had been in
operation since its adoption, but cer
tain phases had not been applied by
An Essay on Girls.
Girls are the sisters of boys and
has long hare, wares dresses and pow
der. The furst girl was called Christ
mas Eve, though I never cud see why.
Most every family has one girl and
some of 'em that is in hard luck has
two or three. We have girls in oura
who is my sister. Girls can grow
older and get younger. My sister has
been twenty-five fur three years ana
some day we may be twins. Girls
play pianer and talk about each other.
Fat girls want to be thin ana thin girls
want,to be fat and all of 'em want to
mary doods. Why the Lord makes
girls nobody noes, but I think it were
to go to church and eat ice cream.
They is three kinds of girls, brnnet
and blon 'girls and them that hare
money. Girls is afraid of mice and
bugs, which makes it tun to put them
dowo tfielr backs. Ex. '
GOriDlTIOriS AT THE ft. & .
President Winston Tells Why Elaoy :
Forty of the 500 Students Did Not Re
turn After the Holidays Fine Work
of the Audubon Society Capture of
Illicit Distilleries Liberal Contribu
tions for the Cotton Growers As$oct
ation Work Other Raleigh News
Raleigh, X. C, .Ta unary 5.
A charter was today issued to the
Real Estate Exchange Trust Co., at
Durham, with J. S. Carr, J. II. South
gate, E. J. I rish and others as iucor-
i Dora tors. Twenrv thousand dollars Is
t . , ,
paid m, with a total capitalization of
$100,000. The company will conduct
real estate, improvement and insurance
business in addition to its named
Mr. J. S. Cates, a former Alamance
county boy, graduate 'of the A. M.
college, and assistant m the North
Carolina department of agriculture,
and at present holding a position as an
assistant at Washington in the office
of farm management, will spend a few
days in Raleigh in the inteiest of the
two departments with respect to co
operative, experiments which" the na
tional government is conducting at
many agricultural stations. He will
be associated with the state officers in
these lines in a number of most inter
esting and important experiments- in
cultivation. Mr. Cates will spend
about three months in Texas where his
ex inni mentation will be Johnson grass.
Abetter from Secretary Gilbert rear
son of the state Audubon society to
your correspondent says that he has
returned from his recent trip to the
sounds in the eastern part of the state,
where he found ducks, geese and brant
in enormous numbers about Harbor Is
land, Ocracoke and Cape Hatteras.
All the gunners with whom he talked
agreed in the statement that there was
apparently no diminution in the mini
ter of wild geese during the past two or
three years, and he thinks Ibis is large
ly due to the protective work of the
Audubon society in the far north.
The National Association of Audubon
Societies has interested President
Roosevelt In setting aside ix or seven
large reservations as perpetual breed
ing places of wild birds, with the un
derstanding that the Audubon society
will pay for wardens to guard them.
One of the largest of these reservations
is in Great Stump Lake, North Dako
ta, in which there are a number of is
lands where countless numbers of red
head, canvass backs, and other ducks
and wild fowls breed; another reserva
tion being some island in Lake Huron.
Formerly these birds w7ere robbed ter
ribly every summer of their eggs and
their feathers which lined the nests.
Secretary Pearsson says he spent four
nights in and about Core Sound, and
five nights on Pamlico Sound, and was
unable to find a single fire-lighter,
though in this territory four years ago
he frequently saw lights at night He
says there is no doubt that some fire
lighting goes on, but that persons who
did not know that he was at all inter
ested said they believed' that conditions
were better than before the Audubon
law went into effect; in fact this was
the opinion of all with whom he talk
ed. One of the most gratifying signs
of increaseof sentiment for bird pro
tection in North Carolina is the in
creasing number of letters received by
Secretary Pearson and by the various
game wardens from people who are
willing to give evidence against per
sons who are violating the laws. War
den Weatherly of Guilford county re
cently made two more seizures of part
ridges which were being illegally ship
per out of the state. Game Warden
York of Mt Airy had a most exciting
chase over the mountains, after a
wagon which was reported to be full
of partridges, gathered from many
points to be taken to Virginia. The
last few miles of the chase developed
into a regular race, the teamster beat
ing the warden over the Virginia line a
little distance. It has been a habit of
some of the violators of the law to get
the game over the Virginia line and
then send it to Richmond, Washing
A revenue officer makes the very re
markable statement that ninety per
cent of the men in this state tak
stimulants in some form or another,
whiskey, peruna,- etc. He says the
moonshiners have far more friends and
supporters than is generally believed
among cultivated people and newspa
per readers, and that the sheriffs in
very few cases will even attempt to
carry out the Ward law. He says that
even the division deputies are not able
to enforce. the revenue law. and this Is
why raiders are sent out from the cen
ters to capture the moonshine outfits.
The revenue people are naturally much
interested in seeing what will be done
in enforcing the Ward law, which they
hay will result in a great Increase in
the number of illicit distilleries. It is
said that distilleries are being captur
ed in this revenue district at the rate of
cne every other day. say three per
week. There are saicTfo be some quite
close to Raleigh, and captures have
been made near this city.
The next meeting of the North Car
olina Cotton Growers Association will
be held in June or July. The president
of the association, C. C. Moore, is also
the president of the Farmer's State
Convention, which meets here' each
summer at the Agricultural and Me
chanical college. It is hoped to have
1,500 farmers here at the summer con
vention, and to have , the gathering
xnade really notable, time being divided
between the general - work and the
special work and the cotton growers.
Mr. Moore Is ful of enthnsiasm at the
prospect of organizing the'SCate, Money
is coming, in. and it is intimated that
Raleigh will contribute at least SSOO for"
the association work. Wealthy farm-
fr9J - - SKl'
He that lives
upon hope will
But he that
NOTIONAL BISCUIT COMPAHV
VW7 Graham Crackers YA
I Butter Thin Biscuit jj ( '
Social Tea Biscuit JJ
lenon Sncps y
ers are making liberal contributions.
Important changes aro to be made
in the Union passenger station here
which will make it much more conven
ient for the public, especially for
A regular suit has been instituted
against the Raleigh Academy of Music
and its manager, Sherwood Upchurcb,
because of the presentation here of
"The Clansman." a week ago-tonight,
by the Runkel Stock Company, Thos
Dixou bringing the suit. The Ruukel
company is also embraced in the suit,
which is a sweeping one. As your
correspondent has stated the play was
presented here as "The Clansman,"
and was written by the stage manager
of the company, Mr. Breton, but the
name was to have been changed to
"In Reconstruction Days." Papers
were server today on tfie persons here,
and yesterday on the company at Dur
ham. This company is to be at Dur
ham all the summer.
The King-Croweii Drr.g 'Vs.. of Ra
leigh, was today chartered to conduct
a wholesale and retail misiness in this
city. Incorporators are C. B. Crowell,
formerly identified with the drug busi
ness in Charlotte, and later proprietor
of the Crowell Drug Store here, and
Ed C. IJirdsong and W. 71. King, for
many years prominent in drug circles
in Raleigh. The company is capital
ized at Sl!O.0K.
The news from State Treasurer Lacy
today is that his condition is so much
improved that it is hoped he will be
able to sit up Saturday.
Scenes all about the Agricultural and
Mechanical college are all indicative
of the fact that the holidays are a
thing of the past, as old students and
the new and untried ones pace the
beautiful campus, ramble from place to
place and pass in review for placement
and the beginning of the worli of the
spring term There were registered to
day 133 students, six of whom are new
men, out of a total at the close of the
holiday season of four hundred and sixty-seven.
Your correspondent called this
afternoon, and was admitted to an in
terview with President George T. Win
ston in regard to two matters of
special interest the first of these be
ing the recent editorial utterance in
the Wilmington , Messenger, in which
the president and the conduct of that
college are caustically , criticised. At
first there was a soberness in the face
of the president, and then he smiled
and slowly said: "I have nothing to say
in reply. This utterance then sug
gested the rumor that has been heard
for a day or two In regard to the fail
ure of so many students to return to
the college for the last half term,, and
there narurrjly followed a query from
your corresitdndent a to the propor
tion o f"athletes among the students,
and the average in their attainments
nndr discipline. President Winston
entered into details of the situation
end made dear the situation in all its
various phrase. He said In part, as
follows: "It is true that there are 41
students who Lave not been able to
make the average required by this in
stitution in order to remain with us.
If we have loys here who are dis
posed to waste their own time, the
means and indulgence of parents and
guardians, and unnecessarily occupy
rooms that would otherwise be occu
pied by earnest and iainstaking stu
dents, and who place a needless tar
and strain uiKn the teacher, w feel
they should apply what energies and
ability they may have in other line
to that particular thing and to relieve
all othir conditions, for they retard
things. Out of a total of about S00
students; 40 failed in their work, and
we had nothing to do but require them
either to start again at the bottom, or
to remain away bom the college. Notv
out of this m-mler, in regard to the
matter of athletics, only five of Lcs
boys are athletes, and that cannot b
.charged against them or the institu
tion. Tt simply means that th college
Is crowded and has been crowded, and
c we are giving a practical, indepen
dent 'i Juration, we therefore cannot bfc
Indulgent to the loys who do not work
and do not want to work. We real in
utmost frank nes3 with the boy and
with their parents and as quietly as
ixssible inform them that work is th
thing for them or the real leginning
In preparatory schools and not with us
here at the A. & M.
The real situation is made more
clear when the practical side of the
matter is considered. President Win
ston is in receipt of "a numter of loi
ters from students who failed as well'
as their parents; in some- instances
there i acceptance of the truth of the
situation, and again there i complaint,
but all in all it is as the head of the col
lege sjiys: "It is a waste of life and
energy and everything else to allovir
cucli students to remain within th
college." n the end many will rettir
to resume study at the first end, while
others will not face the mortification,
und will follow their own bents and"
enter the world of trade and traffic
To Investigate Alleged Lumber Trust.".
Jackson, Miss., January 5. A reso
lution was adopted by the Mississippi'
Senate today ordering an investigation
of the alleged lumber trust A com
mittee Is named for the investigation
and In authorized to summon all the
witnesses wanted. The resolution says
that the price of lumber and building
material has astedily inreased with
The Biggest Time Yet. 1
' A big entertainment is beln3r ar-
funds to aid In the building of the
monument to the Confederate , Dead
from Robeton county. Governor R. K
Glenn has been Invited, and Is expected
to make an address on the occasion.
Mr. . D. Cherry, of Rocky Pointy
spent yesterday in the cftyv '