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- VOL XLII NO. 12 WILMINGTON N. C. F 13RUAKY 11, 1908 $1.00 PER YEAR J'- tl V- REPLIES TO DENIAL Senator Foraker Takes Issue With President Roosevelt IS TEMPERATE IN REMARKS But Has Best of Mr. President n Matter Difliruit to Canes of Character of Kind in Dispute, Says the Ohio Senator I Jut Th,re if One Case in Ohio Where There is Written Testimony Postmaster General Jirought Into the Question.. Washington, February 10. Ris ing to a question of personal privi lege, Senator Foraker today replied in the senate to the denial by Presi dent Roosevelt of chares fhat he ha used federal patronage for the purpose of influencing the national political contest. The senator pre dicated his argument on a reference to the Ohio situation in the letter of President Roosevelt to William Dudley IVmlke, former civil service commissioner, which was published today. He produced correspondence relating to the? appointment of Charles II. Bryson, whose nomina tion as postmaster at Athens, Ohio, was withheld temporarily for the al leged reason that Bryson had given au interview while in Washington ex pressing the opinion that Taft was losing ground in the Ohio contest. The correspondence showed that Bry son stood his ground and the decla ration of political iriaependriKi! !::d resulted in another order irom te white house making the appointment The coinmunicatio:i on the .;u!,j:.t were between Representative Doug las, of Ohio, ancL Mr. Bryson. In a vei temperate manner Senator For ak; :- commented on the case, but in sist 1 that the records clearly showed an attempt to "coerce Mr. Bryson, and that his fearless stand had been responsible for his retention by the president. The senator said that it was no exaggeration to say that there are a hundred cases in Ohio where the appointments had been made for political purposes only but there are few documents where evi dence can be pioducd. Mr. Foraker opened his remarks by saying that on January 11, 1908, the senate in executive session at the instance of the two senators from Ohio refused to confirm certain post office appaintments which hrd been made by the president. ' Urged by our friends of the press as to the reasons why he had such actions," said Mr. Foraker, "I made a statement in about these words, that the action taken meant there would not be in Ohio further, pro titution of patronage for political purposes without being resented." What the senator said, seemed to be enough and it was announced that the president would make a full and detailed answer to all the charg es of that kind. Mr. Foraker read a part o the president's statement published this morning, in which the latter declared that no presidential candidate had been favored in any appointments. "These general propositions are important", said Mr. Foraker, refer ring to the president's words. "While the people of the country are not in terested in specific details ot ap pointmens they are interested in the general propositions enunciated by the president; they are interested in knowing that the anointments are made with an eye single to the good of the public service. The president by this statement recognizes the -importance of observing these propo sitions. "It is difficult to prove cases of tlm character," said Mr. Foraker, "because ordinarily there is no evi dence reduced to writing bearing on them. "But fortunately." he added, "we have one case in Ohio where there is written testimony. I do not charge anybody with bad faith. I suppose all the while that the president was acting upon recommendations made to him without knowledge of the basis of fact upon which these recom mendations rested." He referred to the recess appointment of Mr. Bry son ns postmaster of Athens, Ohio, who, he said, was appointed upon recommendations of Representative Alfred'Douglass. He then read from a local paper an interview with Mr. Bryson in which he, stated that Taft lost his following in Ohio and Fora ker had greatly grown in strength. Mr. Foraker observed that there was xrothing in the interview hostile to Secretary Taft but that it express ed an. honest difference of opinion on a subject entirely within his sight of individual opinon. Mr. Bryson returned .to- Athens, said Mr. Fora ker, and a few days later he receiv ed a letter from Representative pou glass telling of a talk he had with Postmaster -General Meyer, who said the president . had decided not to ap point Mr. Bryson after all. , - Representative Douglass said that the pcstear faerl "was ale about it, but determined, and evi dently was carrying out the presi dent's orders." Mr. Douglass then went to the white house where be took up t.Lt matter w:n Secretary Loeb who said the president could see "no reason for appointing men to office who were not in harmony with his poli cies." Mr. Loeb said the president was determined that Mr. Douglass should recommend another appoint ment. Mr. Foraker said Mr Douglass had told Mr. Bryson that It would be ad-, vlsable for him to come to Washing ton and take the matter up himself. Mr. Douglass subsequently saw the president and the story of the con ference at the white house was told in a letter which Mr. Douglass im mediately sent to Mr. Bryson, say ing: "The president bluntly told me that he would have to recom mend another man." Mr. Douglass said that he urged the president to reconsider. Int that he was insis tent. Mr. Foraker said he did not want to comment upon the correspondence beyond showing the pressure brought to bear on one man who had express ed hi.- personal view on a matter on whioh he had a right to express them, "to ?erce him', as the presi dent has said in his lecrer." Mr. Bryson then sent a letter to Mr. Douglass said Mr. Foraker, in which he said that in his interview he had said that Taft was losing and Foraker gaining in Ohio, and that Taft, if nominated, could not carry the state. Mr. Bryson reiterated this and declared that it was true. He said that hje had always been in favor of the president's policies and that nothing had ever appeared irv his paper in opposition to the ad ministration. He reviewed some of the things he had printed, however, including the statement that the president would be compelled to take another nomination because with Taft as a candidate the labor and capital and negro vote would 'eliminated from the party. He as serted that the president's statement of his (Bryson) activities, as repre sented by Mr. Douglass, wTas entirely wrong, and in conclusion, Mr. Bry son said: "I faror the president, but not his candidate. And I shall not as long as I think Bryan can beat him at the i he letter contained a declaration of political indenpendence so far as ex pressing preferences for candidates is concerned and Mr. Bryson an nounced that while he would like to continue in the office he would not do so by the sacrifice of his in dependence and the president could give the office to some one who was willing to carry out his personal wishes in all matters. He said that he supposed Mr. Douglas had laid the letter before the president and that the president decided to send in the nomination. Mr. Foraker gave the president en tire credit lor seeing the justice of ruch a course. Commenting upon Senator Foraker's remarks in the senate today, Postmas ter General Meyer later gave out the following: "I do not quite understand Senator Foraker in the charge today because bis statement itself shows that not withstanding the president knew that Postmatser Bryson favored Foraker.. he sent in Bryson's name for master at Athens, Ohio. Tbe president had previously directed me to hold up the nomination it having been alleged to him that Bryson had been guilty of corruption and had been a violent op ponent of the administration policies. After looking up tbe matter I notified the president that the charges had been investigated, were not sustained," and proved to be wholly unjustifiable. The president then, directed me to send in his name. It was accordingly sent in as soon is the senate re-assemWe after the Christmas holidays. When the preident gave his direction to send his name, he and I knew that Bryson was a friend of Senator Fora ker." ; OFFICIALS SIGN' TREATY. Will Have to le Ratified by United States and France Before it Be comes Effective. Washington, Feb. 10. Secretary Root and Ambassador Jusserand today signed a treaty providing for the arbi tration of any issue that may arise be tween France and America. The treaty will have to be submitted to the Amer ican senate and the French executive before it can become effective. Mean while its provisions are withheld from publication. It is understood, however, that the treaty s drawn in accordance with the recommendation with the late Hague conference, which, finding it impossible to draft 6 general arbitra tion treaty that could receive the as sent and support of all of the great powers adopted a resolution recom mending that the various signators powers undertake to make special ar rangements between themselves for the settlement of disputes by arbitra tion. The present convention Is believ ed to be In terms very similar to one prepared by Secretary. Olney and Lord Pouncefote looking to the arbitration of possible disputes between America, and Great Britain which eon rentl on failed c approval by th Umtefl States senate, j. f .jryi DETERMINED MOB'UHflTORYTHE ORDER Lynch Negro Fiend in issis sippi Sown inE MILITARY POWEHLEtib Several Shots Fired and Two Mem 'ibers of IViob Wounded .liiiiary and Officers Overpowered oy .tAore lliau iwo Thousuud Citi zens .Juuge Who us to Have liesitlea at negro's Trial Wit ness Ajviicning .Hen Lngaeu m iiair iiaue -o Attempt to Conceal Aiieir identity. iixook Haven, .oi., Feb. 10 Eli rigot, the negro who cim,nally as bauited Miss Williams a oung v. hue sjonian near here sereiai week c.g, .o ta.eu iivi ll;e c-foto.y o- i-. jackson military company and a posse oi deputies today and hanged from a. telegraph pole within less tan a hun uied yards of the court house. i-e was to have bene tried lor Lis enma loaay. The military company an a th.3 police were overpowered by a nub oi more than two thousand c;t:Zi-s. Several shots were fired during the me lee and two members of the mob wtre wounded. Pigot reached Brook Haven .n i Jackson this morning in castody cf Sheriff Frank Greer and under arm ed escort of cap-tal light guard, o. dered into service by the governor to protect the prisoner. When the soldiers and the negro alighted from the train the mob surged around the man and n, mad fight ensu ed in which fists were used freelj. Soldiers clubbed the members of the mob with tlieir guns. Alter the fight had lasted five minutes, the mil tin Started with the prisoner to the couri house. The mob reinforced and re organized made another attack, se cured the prisoner, dragged him t3 a telephone pole and hanged him. The mob began to assemble hera before daylight in wagons, on horse back and walking. It included sme of the most prominent farmers in Lin coln county, especially in the neigh borhood of Ruth, wnere the assault is alleged to have occurred. By the time the train fixun Jackscn had arrived there were over ..wo thous and men in the mob at the railread station. No attempt at concealment was made not a man in the mob wearing a m3sk. The first attempt to take the ne gro from the militia proved futile, the soldiers beating the members of the mob back with the butts of their rifles and taking up the march to the court house. Before the court house was Teached however, the growling mob surrounded the soldiers and swept down upon them. The command was given to fire by the captain of the company and two men dropped, but the soldiers were swept from their feet and the negro was dragged away from them.. . Judge Wilkinson. ho w-as to have presided at the negro's trial, witnessed the lynching, but was powerless to prevent it. The two men shot down in the fitht were Joseph Cole of Brook Haven and an unidentified farmer. Xeither is se riously wounded. Capt A.L. Sairley wa? commander of Jackson Guard which has in ranks about thirty men. He has reported the affair trt the governor and is await ing orders. " Ice Kteps Vessels in Harbor Vineyard Haven, Mass., Feb. 10. The large fleet of tugs and barges which returned from Nantucket shoals yester day is still here tonight because of the "heavy field of ice which extends from this port to Pollock Rip. They have forty-one barges loaded with coal and three Standard Oil company barges loaded with oil. Only nine sailing ves sels are in the harbor here. The unknown tramp steamer report ed in the ice near Norton's shoal yes terday succeeded In extricating her self last night and started westward. Charleston, S. C, Feb. 10. George .Herbert Sass, who under nom deplume of Barton Gray, was well known as a writer of verse and for many years has beea. literary 1 editor of the Sun day News of this city, died today. He was a lawyer and for about 20 years held the oftoe of master fa cgultrfcr tCSsrtestoa cora.tr. In liie Snjie and House ol RdprcssRifiUvcs ALuh-GH II! i Made Address on His Currency ' Bill Wiliiain J. Bryan Object of Fierce Attack by Mr. Leak of New Jersey in the House- Recommendations c President for Four Battleship Rejected by House Committee ou ruai Affairs. Washington, D. C, February 10. Senator Aldrich today addressed the senate in explanation of his currency bill. The galleries were well filleu. A lartre number of bankers, including J. Peirpont Morgan of New York, who occupied a seat in Vice President Fairbank's row and who came from New York for the purnose. Throughout the deliverv of his ad dress Mr. Aldrich Was accorded eare lui attention and upon closing he was surrounded by his colleagues wh6 ex tended their congratulations. At " lime was he interrupted and no one undertook to enter into debate on the cur.-thcy ques.ion when he concluded. Senator Aldrich, of Rho.lp Island, chairman of the committee on finance, opened the debate in the senate to day on his bill to provide an emet crpr.ev rurrencv. He was listened to 'G - - vith great attention by republicans 'and democrats alike, wnile in the gal leries there was a large audience Among others was J. P. Morgan, who remained throughout the delivery ox the speech. During the day Senator Foraker made reply to the President's state ment concerning the use of the ap pointing power for political pur poses and had letters read showing .the president's attitude on one case. Senator Depew defended the course of the secretary of the treasury in de positing public funds in New York banks. The criminal code bill was agai.i considered and at 4.26 p. m. the sen ate adjourned. THE HOUSE. beoaie on the Indian appropriation LiU was resumed in the house of rep resentatives today. At the very outset politics was injected into the proceed ings when Mr. Leak, a democrat, or New Jersey, denounced William J. Bryan and his methods. Mr. Leak said he had been surpris ed at the usurpation of the prerogative of the delegates to the Denver conven tion next July. There were some men, he charged, who believed that this was the time and the house of repre sentatives the place to nominate a candidate on the 'democratic ticket, "and," he said, "unless my silence might be construed as an endorsement ( of the nomination of William Jennings ! Bryan I arise for the purpose of mak ing this protest. "If," proceeded Mr. Leak, "1 adopted the example of Mr. Bryan I would vtheniently condemn as he did the distinguished democrat the Hon. Gro tr Cleveland." ! But he would, he said, content him It with admitting that Mr. Bryan was honest, consistent and sincere. He declared, however, that "Mr. Bryan's familiarity with the decalogue better qualified him for the pulpit than the J pi esidehcy." "He has taken the big stick from the president of these United States, and to use his own simile he Is now crucifying the principles of democracy and American individuality and ambi tion on the cross of socialism." The president thus being deprived of his big stick, Mr. Leak declared, had Mr. Leak expressed the opinion thai the American people did not need ' ed by letters and petitions from Pa spanking from the president nor a-cific coast-chambers of commerce, scolding from Mr. Bryan He thought These boats, by the adoption of an the health of the American community amendment offered by. Representative was such that a doctor was needed. - Loudenslager, of New Jersey, are to ant he hoped that either of the two jbe of tbe Octopus type, in accordance great political parties culd get one j with the report of the Marx board be and that in his administration of the tore whom last year's testa off Newport 'remedies for the care of the many: were made. ji is i't- wouiu uul lorgeu uiai mo Am erican railroad system was one of the greatest in the world and that Am-. I erican business men and American en- ?ufing. TJlne Itjbbon Lemon and Vol! terprisea was the best one on csrQ. , la will pkae yon letter. 'Mr. Leak expressed the hope that one of the two political parties would nominate "a ypecialistic In statesman-ship." i "Will the gentleman name the doc jtrr?' interjected Mr. Gaines, of Tcn-iifct-s-e. "I do not propose to name the doc tor." Mj. Leak replied. I think that is the privilege of the -delegate to the Chicago and Denver 'conventions." i I Considerable progress wok made with .the Indian appropriation JUill. which Ar MfiTr' ' was araeutied to that the commissioner ML uLlin I L'tf Indian affairs, before he. carries out the policy of abandoning non-reserva- jtiens schools, shall investigate the ! question fully and report to the house at its next session. Another amend ment restored the appropriation for Indian schools at Fort Iewis, Colora do, Carson City, Nevada, and Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Consideration of the Indian bill was not concluded when the house at 5:01 P m. adjourned. By a vote of 13 to 5, one member absent, the house committee on naval afiairs today rejected the president's urgent recommendation that con gress at this session author ize the building of four battle ships, at a total cost of $38,000,000 and by an unanimous vote there was in cluded in the navy appropriation bill au authorization for the construction of two battleships to cost $9,500,000 each and to be of the Delaware type The representatives who voted in ac cordance with the president's recom mendations were: Lilley, of Connecti cut, republican; Thomas, of Ohio, re publican; Mr. Groft, of Louisiana, democrat; Talbott, of Maryland, demo crat, and Hobson, of Alabama. Jemo eraf. Representative HoDson announced that he intended to make a minority r?oit recommending the authorization for four battleships. "But the authorization, merely. Is not enough," he said. "It should in clude an actual appropriation so that the work of construction would begin without a moment's unnecessary delay. Even so, it would be three years be fore these vessels would be ready to go into commission, and this country has no time to loose." The preference of the committee stood in favor of four battleship au thorization, but the voting attitude oi the majority was expressed by Chair man Foss when he said: "Experience has shown that it is more profitable in the end to recom mend in the beginning what you know the house will stand for. A recommen dation for four battleships could not be put through at this session." The navy appropriation bill, as amended and agreed upon by the committee, carries a total appropria tion of $101,000,000 for the navy es tablishment for the next fiscal year. about $24,000,000 less than was asked for In the department estimates. Under the new authorizations for whose ful fillment congress is bound to appro priate money at the next session if the bill as recommended passes the house and senate, the committee in cluded two battleships to cost $13,000, 000; ten destroyers, $8,500,000; eight submarine torpedo boats, $3,040,000; total ' $30,540,000, or $38,730,000 less than tbe total for new authorizations asked for by the navy department. The new authorization estimates re jected by the committee comprise the following: Two battleships, $19,000,000; four scout cruisers, "$10,000,000: one ammun ition ship, $1,750,000; one repair ship, $2,000,090; two laying ships (cruisers to be converted) $500,000. The committee, however, raised from four to eight the number of submarine torpedo boats asked for; held over for further consideration and incorpora tion in a special bill the matter of pro viding fleet colliers; appropriated $400,000 for the Durchaiuv withfn th )discretion of the secretary of the navr of three so called sub-surface torpedo boats and included an appropriation of $1,000,000 to enable the recruiting of 3,000 enlisted men to man the new completed battleships nd authorized the recruiting of 3,000 more to become available after the first of July. No provision was made for the build ing of a drydock at Pearl Harbor, near Honolulu. The doubling of the depart ment's estimate of four submarine tor- ;pedo boats needed was largely influenc- ' TEY ALWAYS; PLEASE - No matter what .kind you'v been FOURTH DDI American Sent Brltcn to His Knees WAS it u;E-:: iUlU AfFJlR Jack Palmer no Match for Tommy Burns Ainrricnii Hud E wry 1 1 dug Hi Own Way from Tap of Gong- Fight a for I In Heavy Weight Cham- ' pioiiship uml Ma StIhmIuUhI to Im Twenty Hound Content -Wltn cd by 2,tMM Person. Loudon, Feb. lo.Tommy Hums, the American heavy weight pugilist, to night knocked out Jack Palmer, of New Castle, the KnglUh champion in the fourth round of what was schedul ed to be a twenty round content for the heavy weight championship. Soma 2,000 persons saw the fight which took place at Wonderland, a big music hall on tbe east side, but it was a on sided affair from the bound of the first gong until the middle of the fourth when Palmer on his knes was finally counted out Palmer was a laten nnn for tho moment he entered the ring. Burns climbed under 4u- ropes sallingly and saowVd his customary confidence whilH Palmer displayed great nervousiwws. Without any preliminary starring Burns went after him and tho first round had hardly begun Inforo the Englishman was on his kne. He took the round and during the rest of thn round was busily engaged in covering himself. This was repeated lu each of the other rounds, Palmer being hope lessly outclassed. In the final round he was sent to the floor several times and at last wai barely able to drag himself to hi knees, where he remained with his el bows on tho floor until after the count of ten had been tolled off. Jem Roche, tho champion of Ireland, who has been backed by a ayndlcato headed by Richard Crokcr, the former Tammany leader to nht Burns In Dublin on St. Patrhlc's day, wu a. spectator at the ringside tonight Ilia comment was: "Palmer fights like an old woman, while Burns U a master of the art, and, besides, was In aplendid condition." The fight was for $2500 a. side and 75 per cent of the gate receipta. Tho odds were C to 4 In favor of the Am erican, but there was very little bet ting. Th're were no takers for beta offered by Palmer that ho would stay rounds. Palmer Ik considered a some what better fighter than G inner L. Moir whom Burns put away In toil rounds, but has a reputation for hlt t ug low, it being on an alleged foul Mow that Moir was given the decision over him when last they met THE MAYOR'S CO VICT. Number of Cam disjMmed of at Ve tcrdayN SsmIoii. , In th- mayor's court yesterday a number of defendants were on trial and several were either sent to the reads or bound over to the higher court. Boyd Jones, ehai with carrying a concealed weapon and with assault with x deadly weapoa was bound over on both charges .bonds of $25 In each ca.ce bein required. Valentine How, for larcny of chick ens, w.a afno bound over under a bond of $25. C. T. Williams .n n charge of vag rancy, was given a suspended sentence oi 30 days oa the roads. " John Thomas for bring- d'unk and disorderly was sent to the reads for CO days. a wa als Frank W'ilson charged with disorderly conduct Cutter Will be Srnt in Pursuit. Pensacola, Fla.. Feb. 10. Ixpite the fact that his vessel had been aeiz ed by the United States marshal on a libel for $.000 Captain Ray., of the German steamer Del to. weighed an chor today and sailed for Rotterdam. The matter has been reported to At torney General Bonaparte at Wash ington and It is expected that a rev enue cutter will be sent In pursuit of the steamer. . Washington, Feb. . 10. Itepreaenta- tire James T. Lloyd, of Missouri, waa tonight elected chairman of the detno T&Ua congressional campaign commit tsa Tfc Toto was $3 to 11 4 ' ' ft