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VOL. VII. NO. 27. RALEIGH, X. C, STJ2SDAY, APEIL 6, 1890. PRICE 5 OEKTS. I 1 - - . . . I i TIIE NATIONAL CONGRESS. ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN IIILI.S PASSED IN ONE IIUUK. The Pension 3Iill In a Tornado A Quiet Day in the House. By United Press. Washington, D. C, April 5. Senate la the Senate to day the House bill was passed for the appointment of an assistant general superintendent, and a chief clerk of tho railway mail service, with salaries of $3,000 and $2,000 re spectively. After a short executive Ression pri vate bills on the calendar were taken up, and 113 bills wen- passed in just one hour. Amoiiij them was one giving a pension of $50 a month to Mrs. Caro line B. Stevens, daughter of Senator Batter, of Oregon, who was killed at tho battle of Ball's Bluff, and one giv ing a pension of $100 a mouth to the widow of Gen. John F. Ilartranft. House. Tho House to-day passed a number of unimportant bills relating to military affairs, and listened to eulogies on the late Newton W. Nutting, of N. Y. Tho House then at 4:15 p. m. ad journed. -i .-- , DURHAM DOTS. Court Cases Disposed Of- A.--i'crsonais TheY.M. C. , Ate. C ATIIOLICIS3I VS. AMERICANISM Bishop Vincent Says an Open Fight is InevitableThe Catholics in Connec tion With the Schools. By United Press. Chicago, April 5. The Tribune this morning prints the following: Bishop Vincent of Buffalo, N. Y., who is at the Palmer House, considers the Bennett law issue, in Wisconsin, the most important evept in the year. "Before long," said the Bishop, "the Catholics and German Lutherns will condemn the compulsory education law in Illi nois and other States. I have watched the progress of this is sue in Wisconsin, ever since Mr. Bennett framed the law which has become famous, and I believe the issue of compulsory education will supersede, at the next presidential election, all tariff and other political interests. The great question as to whether Americans or Roman Catholics shall control this country has reached a point where an open fight is inevitable. While the Americans have been sleeping, the Ro man Catholics have been laboring with untiring energy, and their efforts have not been futile. They are building up a power in this country which threatens to prove disastrous to the United States. Not only do most of the Roman Catho lics put their children in parochial schools, but they place Catholic teachers in the public schools to exercise an influ ence over the children of other denominations. Di'iitiAM, N. O., April 5, 1890. Lud- t ft f 1 ! . i?u iV mi8, pin no manuiaciurers, or Sivannab, Gn , Imvo opened a branch bouse here. J. W. Beardslee has charge of it. The cae of tho McNeil Piping Com pany vs. A. H. Howland, et als, was de cided to day. The plaintiffs wero award ed $17,500, On motion of the plaintiffs tho verdict was set aside and a new trial granted. Tho caso of State vs. W. E. Young and wifo for whipping children who were attending their school, has created much Excitement here. It was tried be fore Justice W. M. Busbee, and he de cided to discharge the case. The address by Dr. A. G. Carr, in the Young Men's Christian Association rooms last evening, was enjoyed by all present. The Doctor is known to 13 a wit of tho highest order, and ho proved last night that he can be eloquent also. By the way, the Young Men's Chris tian Association is a grand organization, and is doiug untold good. They have elegantly fumishod rooms hero, and their polite and affable secretary, Mr. Oscar Smith, is ever ready to show the e curtesies of the Association, Personals. His Honor Judge Armfield left this morning. Laurence Jones, of the University is here, spending the Easter holidays with simultaneously, and ins nareum. J. A. Jloimes a:ia ieo. w. win A DISASTROUS EXPLOSION. Five Meu Buried Alive in a Wrecked Tunnel. By United Press. Santa Barbara, Cal., April 5. An explosion occurred Friday morning in the Hardison & Stewart Oil Company's tunnell, near Santa Paula, where oil is being bored for. Two" men were badly burned, one or whom has since died While workmen were removing the wreckage, another explosion buried them in the collapsed tunnel. Five are Known to be dead, lhree names are known Britton Hardison, brother of the head of the company, Talor and Young. TIIE TOBACCO TAX. TUESDAY'S CONCERT A QUARREL AND FATAL FIGHT. The Profs. ston. of tho University, aro on our steets to-day. Mr. Robt. C. StroDg, of Raleigh, is in town. Mr. N. A. Davis passed through on the way to Oxford this morning. Hotel Arrivals: Haywood P. Nichol son, Scotland; W. J.Smith, Raleigh; Jas. Mason and A. G. Snipes, city; J. A. Holmes, Chapel Hill; D. F. Davenport, Baltimore; C. D. Farmer, Hillsboro; N. A. Davis, Graham; C. Westmoreland, Baltimore; A. S. Caben, New York, Chas. G. Lowter. St. Louis; Geo. B. Mc (iehee, N. C; Robt. C. Strong, Raleigh. Hlue Blood oi Kentucky Flows With That of an African. By United Press. Somerset, Ky., April 5. Last even ing James Sloan, white, and Robert Bur gen, colored, engaged in an altercation over a settlement at Greenwood, when Sloan drew a revolver and tried to shoct Burgen, but the weapon would not fire. John Sloan, a brother of James, came in and followed the negro to a saloon, where both had gone. Firing began both John Sloan and Burgen were killed. Sloan was a member of one of the best families in the county. THE TOBACCO TAX. A PROPOSITION For the Various Orders of the CityBy Which They may Have a Handsome BulldinsAnd Elegant and Conven ient Hull. Speaker Reed Will Have to Face a Dilemma. Boston Post. Washington, April 3. Speaker Reed will soon face the situation which Speak er Carlisle faced in the Forty-ninth Congress, and will have to decide wheth er he will permit a direct vote on the re peal of the tobacco tax. Colonel Cowles, of North Carolina and young Mr. Tucker, of Virginia, have been preparing a peti tion to the Speaker asking him to recognize Mr. Tucker to ask a vote of the House upon a bill repealing the entire tax. They have obtained A MEMORIAL TO SPEAKER REED TO RECOGNIZE SOME MEMBER That He May Present the Bill for Abol ishing the Etnire Tax on Tobacco- No Reply From His Mightiness Vet. Special to State Chronicle. Washington, April 5.-1 am indebted to Hon.W.H.H Cowles for a certified copy of the following memorial, handed Speaker Reed in person by Isaac B. Hill, democratic doorkeeper of the House: "House of Representatives, U. S. : Washington, D. C, April 3. Hon. Thos. B. Reed, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ywri First Congress: ,1 v Dear Sir: I herewith enclose a re quest of certain members of the House of Representatives, that one of their number be recognized on the first Mon day of April, 1890, for the purpose of moving a suspension oL the rules, and put upon its passage a bill abolishing the entire tax on tobacco. Very Respectfully, Signed H. StG. Tucker." Memorial. Hon. Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the House of Representatives: The undersigned, members of the House of Representatives of the Fifty first Congress, respectfully ask that one of their number, or some other member of the House of Representatives, be recognized on the first Monday in April, 1890 (that being suspension day under rule 28 for individual members), for the purpose of moving a suspension of the rules to put upon its passage a bill to repeal the internal revenue tax on to bacco. (Signed) Paul C. Edmonds, Chas. O'Ferrall, John A. Buchanan, Thos. G. Skinner, George D. Wise, Edward C. Venable, R. G. Lester, John S. Henderson, B. H. Bonn, W. H. F. Lee, W. H. H. Cowles, Alfred Rowland." Col. Cowles hands me the following endorsement : "I certify that I deliev ered in person to the Hon. Th s. B. Reed, Speaker of the House of Repre sentatives, a true copy of the within pa per. Signed Isaac R. Hill, April 3rd, 1890." Col. Cowles sent a mounted page this afterncon to inform me, over this signa ture, that Reed had vouchsafed no re ply to Mr. Tucker up to that time. Monday the Speaker will be forced by the delegations referred to, to show his true colors on the floor of the House. Reed's Republican apologists and friends are Irving to make it appear that he is inclined to do all in his powei to effect a repeal of the tobacco tax. Prominent among these are Mr. Bower, of North Carolina. CqI. Cowles gays the Repub licans know they cannot afford to repeal any tax, and the same time pass their gigantic pension and other wild-cat schemes. The Special Feature of the Capital Hose Company's Fair. Among the attractions of the Capital Hose Company's Fair, which begins to morrow evening, is a delightful concert on Tuesday night in Metropolitan hall. The first number Is a beautiful little operetta, which will be rendered by a number of sweet little girlB, who have been trained carefully in both the mu sic and the acting. The operetta is ' 'The Waking of the Lily." The lull program for th6 concert is as follows: Music by orchestra. "The Waking of the Lilly." Listen! the fairy bells sweetly are ring ing. And soft chimes the morn over moan tain and sea, And hither, while mortals are silent- x ly sleeping, Come all the young flow'rets to dance on the sea. Then join our revels: La, la, la, la, The sun is asleep in the clouds of the West, And the hearts that are lighest, And eyes that are brightest, THE PRESIDENT FOR EAVES. HE DOESN'T LIKE TIIE INTER FERENCE OF PRICE. A Statement in Regard to the Three Important Cases ol Interest to North CaroliuaDecided by the United States Supreme Court, Ac. &c. (Special Cor. State Chroxicle.) Washington, D C, April 4. Eaves was not confirmed Tuesday, but Ewart says he will be soon. I hear that Ewart went to the President, told him about Charles Price's appearance before the finance committee and that "Cousin Ben" got mad all over. He is reported to have remarked that he did not see what business one of his recently con firmed appointees had coming here try ing to undermine another appointee. He is a friend to his "reliable" not afraid of-the-devil collector, and the Iron Duke will have to do some "almighty smart wire pulling" if he ousts Eaves now. Internal Revenue Commissioner Mason is also for Eaves. So is Senator Morrill, chairman of the nnance committee. Now tKit "Cousin Love the pale moonlight to dance by 15811 bas come out for Reliable Eaves, I the best, expect Mott, Price, the Greensboro ,,, , . Ring et als will fall into line and the narai now tne oreeze is with melody late scrimmage will subside into a reiru- lorlnn! 1 1 c i. The rose and tho jasmine are met in A I 1 1 1 -MS me giaae, three important cases have been de- ine miy atone, 'neath Her green leaves cided in the Supreme court within in is sleeping, the past three months of special interest Oh! come, fairy come! and wake the to North Carolina. At different times sweet maid. the merits of each case have been out- Thanks! thanks! gentle fairv! the Lily H.n?'J in this column in full, and the de- day) afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Eas EASTER SERVICES. Special Features in fcorne OI the Churches To-Day. There will be special Eustcr m i -vices in some of the city churches to-day, of which some notes are given below. Chrin ChurchEaster Day. Eleven o'clock service. Easter Anthem, "Christ our Pab over" Holden. To Deum Dudley Buck. Jubilate Deo Gerrish. Introit, Hyniu 107, "He is Riser?." Gloria Tibi. Hymn 411, "Ye Boundless- Realms nf Joy." Offertory, "Come my Soul" Dudley Buck. J Sanctus- Camidge. Eucharistic Hymn, "Bread oi the World" Hodges. Gloria in Excelsis. Postlude Oorgan Voluntary. Sunday-school Festival service at 5 p. m. I Processional Hymn, "At the Lamb's High Feast we Sing." II Lesson. III The Apostles' Creed. IV Prayers. V Offerings by Classes. VI Introduction. VII Doxology. VIII Hymn, ""Angels Roll tho Rock Away." IX Prayers and Benediction. X Recessional Hvmn, "O Paradise, O Paradise." " Edeuton Street 31. E. Church. Easter recitations and music will be given by the Bright Jewels of Edenton Street M. E. Church, South, this (Sun- awakens! eisxtns prompuy sent Dy letter. It may collections ana ouenngs vm De ap- All radiant and fair as a bride she is n.0 De .amiS3 10 recapitulate, as the de- Pea to iiie liquidation oi certain Unan seen, Then come sisters! come! and ere morn ing appeareth, The beautiful Lily we'll choose for our queen. Aline Young, Lilly; Jessie Hieres. case in- Fairy; Annie Hester, Jasmine; Mary looking to an amicable adjustment of moms, rius xvose; xjeua uaiia, xiony; me last case, lne United States was Liza Wooten, Violet; Mary Armstead represented by Hon. S. F. Philips at Jones, Water Lilly; Margie Taylor, Red that conference, and the full details Rose; Pearl Tucker, Chrysanthemum; given me by Gov. Fowle and Mr. Philips Ethel Norris, Forget-me-not; Mary were published in several North Caro- ljatta, wild liose; Kosa Battle, Daisy; Una papers at the time. This I'atue aandeinn, uatuia; rial Morson, Pansy; Lilly Gray, Aster; Nellie Bur well, Lily of the Valley. Vocal Solo, ''Judith" Coucone; Miss Robins. Vocal Solo Mr. James N. Anderson. Instrumental Solo, "Capricioso Bril liante;" Mendelssohn Miss Faison. Vccal Solo, "Waiting for the Loved One" Emerson; Miss Alice Dugger. Address by Dr. Sanderlin. "The Ringing of the Fire Bells" Mr. J. N. Holding and full chorus. cial liabilities of tho church. The pub lic has a cordial invitation to attend the services. Easter Sunday School Celebration. The Easter Celebration of tho Sunday School of the Church of tho Ooml KI.ph- ind made arrangements herd will take place this afternoou at 4 o clock. All cordially invited to at tend. cision in the last case has just been an nounced, though it was foreshadowed in this correspondence last September when Gov. Fowle, Fab. Busbee, E.q.f Attor ney General Davidson and Donald Bain, Esq., met here in the office of Attorney general Miner The City Churches To-day. volved the payment of interest which had accumulated after the maturity of cer tain bonds, amounting to about $ 47, 000, if I remember aright. Gov. Fowle Christ Cnuncn Easter Day : Celebra tion of Holy Eucharist, preceded by full morning service at 11 a. m. Festi val service, Children of the Sunday School, 5 p. m. Evening prayer G p. m. Services iu Easter week: Monday, Tues- wanted to save this $47,000 interest to day and Friday 10 a. m.; Wednesday 6 THE WEEK AHEAD. Some ot the Principal Events lor the Next Six Days. This week will be quite a lively and busy one in Raleigh. Various meetings and events are booked, among which are the following: The fair of the Capital Hose company which has evidently A POISONING MYSTERY. some twenty signatures, and they believe that .in honest, untrammelled vote would Tho Raleigh public wants a handsome pas3Such a bill by a substantial majority, opera house has been wanting it for made up of nearly all the Republican some time. The Masons, the Odd Fel- members and thirty or forty Democratic some ume. tTl0mUta members from the South. Mr. Carlisle, lows, the Knignis oi nouor, mC wh(m Speaker, refused to promise recog- of Pythias, the V. M. C. A., and all njtion to a member for this purpose, and his action nas Deen a iruitiui tneme ror the denunciation of men like Mr. Reed How? Bv and Major McKinley. Unless Mr. Reed completely as he did upon the question j other orgauizations want handsome and Hf.i'esaible halls than they now have. They can have them. a combined effort to put up a magnifi cent structure, which shall provide all the needed halls and features. There are several plans by which this may be done. One is for the organiza tions to prevail on some moneyed corpo ration to put up the building, and agree lease or rent the halls for such amount as will insure the return of a reasonable interest on the investment. One or two halls would easily serve all nrrters. Tne nans comu oe bo ancrd as to meet the demands of r - - A Man and Wife the Victims Of What May Prove to Be a Murder Plot. By United Press. Chicago, April 5. Englewood is ex cited over a poisoning mystery which promises to developa into a perplexing sensation. The present indications are that the case is one of murder. Geo. P. S. Noonan, a wealthy retired real estate man and family, consisting of wife, son and daughter, residing at 6236 Wabash Avenue, were taken violently ill shortly after supper last night with all the symptoms of arsenical poisoning. Mr. and Mrs. Noonan died this morning. The servant girl is suspected. She has fled. the State, and manged the matter with A. .1 !i i . . great auronness ana aoiniy. it was agreed at the conference above referred to, to have a friendly suit which the Supreme court has decided in favor of the State. North Carolina was represected by At torney General Davidson and Mr. Ryan, a lawyer of Raleigh and son-in-law of the late venerated Rev. Dr. Mason, of Christ church, Raleigh, who was admit ted to the bar of the Supreme court this week. The other case, that of the State vs. A. H. Temple, involved an immense amount of money. This is what was known as the special tax bonds case, a large share of the bonds being held by Morton, tfiiss & Co., and this is the case been confused bv more re- onena to-morrow (Mondav) and will several bi ate papers with the continue through the week, including gently decided case outlined above. The -Preaching at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. bi .nftnMrt.fm.ni,.iinn sfial t bonds case was decided about Rev. T.S. Clyce, of Columbia, S. C. " - t- LWO montns aero. it Was arcueri hetft Knnrlav Srhnn iif S n v u 1 mi M. p. m. All cordially invited. ClIURCH OF THE GOOD SlIEl'IIEKD Rev. W. M. Clark, Rector. Easter Day: Morning Prayer, Sermon and Holy Communion at 11 a. m. Sunday School Celebration at 4 p. m.. Evening Prayer and Sermon, at b p. m. All seats free. Polite ushers. All cordially invited. Church ok TnE Sacked Heai:t High Mass and Sermon at 11 a. m. ; Ves pers at 4 p. m. Rev. Father Charlen, O. S. B., pastor. Brooklyn M. E. CncRCH Sunday school at 3. p. m. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. by the pastor, Rev. J. D. Pegram. All aro cordially invited to attend. Blount Street Presbyterian Church v THE LATTER DAY SAINTS. Five Thousand of Them ence. in Confer- of a quorum, recognize the bers from inz district. he cannot retuse to demand of the mem the tobacco grow What be probably ar- the will do will be to recognize the petition in form but to defeat it in substance by passing the word along the Republican line to vote the bill down. In view of the frantic eagerness he displayed for a vote on this subject in the last Cong ress, it would seem as though he could from taking the floor hardlv refrain 3 10 meet tuo when the DroDOsition to repeal the to- variouH organizations u u "Vhe bacco tax was made and renewing his could be au-anged for the storage of the d.mand. why not now ? private paraphernalia of each company or organization Mendicant Another p:an is ior uiu cuiupauico w combine in the purchase of a lot; then mortgage the lot and building for the mouey to ertet thn building. Build it with rental features such as stores, offices &c. , and ten to one it can be ar ranged so that the rcctiptii from rents will not only pay the interest on the in vestment, but will create an annual linking fund besides. This plan is feas ible and practical, because it is in suc cessful aud satisfactory operation else where. There's nothing wild or vision ary about it. if desiraDie, a meainca ball could bo included in the general construction, and then Raleigh would be provided with a much needed estab lishment. . Now let the various organizations meet and talk it over. Nothing is ever lout by considering a thing, and it is by accident only that anything is ever ac complished without consideration. EX-CONfiRESSMAN ARRESTED. Charged With Perpetrating Extensive Pension Frauds. By United Press. Indianapolis, Ind., April 5. Ex Congressman Lee "Wilson, of Shelby county, was arrested last night charged with extensive pension frauds. Germans to Uome. be Sent Back By United Press. Paris, April 5. The government has, it is reported, ordered a census to be taken of the Germans residing in the suburbs of the city. The object of the government is said to be the return to Germany of German residents without means of subsistence. By United Press. Salt Lake City, Utah April o. lhe sixtieth annual conference of the Church of the Latter Day Saints began yester day. Five thousand people were in at tendance representing branches of the Mormon churches from all over the country. TIIE RAGING WATERS. A Hreak in a Levee Thirteen Hun dred Feet Wide. IBy United Press, Memphis. Tenn., April 5. Advices from Cat Fish point state that the break in the levee is 1300 feet wide already, and the most disastrous that has yet occurred. Three lives were lost. Tuesday night. by a brilliant array of counsel, the State On Tuesday there will be a meeting being most ably represented by Maj. of the executive committee of the Col- John Graham, Richard Battle, Esq., of Agriculture and the Mechanic arts, Judge Ruffin and Attorney General and on Tuesday night there will be an Davidson. The leading counsel on the elegant german given by the Capital opposing side was also a distinguished club. North Carolina lawyer, Hon. Samuel F. Tuesday night i3 also the regular Philips. I have repeated here what I meeting time for the Chamber of Com- wrote at greater length last fall, because merce.and at this meeting some very im- I observe some errors are abroad in portant matters will be presented for some of the State papers about the suits. consideration. On Wednesday the site committee of the Baptist Female College will meet here for the purpose of selecting a site aud to arrange for the beginning of work. On Thursday night there will be a special meetirsg of the board of alder men to consider the resolution offered by Alderman Holding at the meeting on The first and least important decision was that of the State vs. W. E. Chris tian et als, which was aiG decided for the State. Mr. Biower says he thinks Speaker Reed will be amenable to reason when a united effort is made to introduce a bill to repeal the internal revenue system. Col. Cowles, who is getting up a strong last Friday night. This resolution pro- memorial to present to that autocratic poses to repeal all special license taxes wcrthy, praying for recognition, is not now imposed by the eity, except the li- ro sanguine. Col. Cowles has a great censes ou such businesses as fall direct many signature to thi3 memoiial and ly under police regulation?. The propo- will spare no pains to make Reed come 8ition has created consiaeraoie com- to terms. ment, and this meeting of the board Col. Cowles has appointed Charles E. Robinson of L'ncolnton, N. C, a cadet at West Point. will probably be largely attended. On Friday night the grandest mu sical concert ever presented in Ralegh will be given in Metropolitan hall un der the auspicies of the King's Daugh Senator Vance is expected to speak in ters of Christ Churoh. The program favor of the bill transferring the reve shows that the richest talent of Raleigh, nue marine to the navy when it comes Durham and Richmond will participate up before the Senate next Saturday. The m. There will be no services at the First Presbyterian church. Christian CHUiicn Sunday School at 9:30 a. m., preaohingat 11a. in., and 7:30 p. m., by the pastor, Ilev. J. L. Foster. A kind invitation to all. First Baptist Church Sundav School at 9:30 a. m., T. U. Briggs, Su perintendent. Preaching at 11 a. ra. and 7:30 p. m., by the pastor, Rev. Dr. J. W. Carter. Centraii Methodist Chvrcu Sun day school at 9:30 a. m. Prt "hing at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p, m., bj the , nr, Rev. L. L. Nash. Prayer meeting Wednesday night at 7:'J0 p. m.. a. young people's prayer meeting ever Thursday night at 7:30. Everybody is cordially invited to attend these ser vices. Baitist Tabernacle Sunday School at 9:15 a. m., N. B. Broughton, Super intendent. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m., by Pastor, Rev. J. J. Hall. Edenton Street M. E. Church Snnday School at 9:30 a. m. Preaching at 11 a. m. by the pastor, Rev. J. H. Cordon. Seats free. All cordially in vited. UP WITH TIIE TARIFF! i in the presentation. Generous Act of a Negro. (Laurinburg Exchange, ) His was such a kind act that we must make public mention of it. We refer to the nice suit of clothes presented by Alex Wall, colored, to a little white boy, because and in appreciation of the favors done him by the latter s father before his death. This is such a noble and unusual expression of gratitude, as that it should enshrine Alex's name in the heart of every sympathizer with the unfortunate. JNO. L. SULLIVAN IS WILLING. WINSTON'S BOOM. Millionaires in the TownIn the In terest of Big Enterpiises. Special to State Chronicle. Winston, N. 0., April 5. F. J. Spra gue, C. J. Fields and J. H. McClement, millionaires of Troy, New York, arrived here to-day in the interest of the electric railway and the new one hundred thou sand dollar hotel. A banquet will be given them at the Hotel Quincy to-morrow night by the business men. The Ex-Emperor of Brazil in a Critical Condition. He Says He W ill Put Corbett to Sleep in Fonr RoundsIf He Does Not, Corbett Gets the Money. By United Press. Boston, April 5. John L. Sullivan was seen last night with regard to the published report that J. W. Corbett, the San Francisco heavy weight, was anxious to try his skill against the champion. "I am more than ready to meet Corbett," said Sullivan, "but only on one condition. If we are to box four rounds I'll contract to put him to sleep in that time. If I succeed, I am to get 1,000; if I do not, he gets money." transfer is strongly advocated by Secre taries Windom and Tracy, and the bill has already passed the House by a large majority. Loge Harris resigned hi3 place in favor of his father because there is some preju dice here against; a man's practicing his profession and filling a Federal office at the same time. The salary remains in the family, however, and although the it was recently cut down, it is worth saving. the Tbe Utopia O. K. Now, One of the despatches announcing the Democratic capture of Chicago by a majority of 11,000, adds significantly that "will require more than a World's Fair to overcome that in the next presi dential election." By United Press. Cannes, April 5. -Dom Pedro is in a critical condition. Yesterday he was in a eomposed state a part of the day. In the afternoon the sacrament was ad ministered to him. Dr. Charcot who was summoned from Paris to attend the sufferer, says that his patient is ex tremely weak but he is in no immediate danger. WIFE VS. HUSBAND. She Sues Him for SlanderAnd Wius a Verdict for $5,000. (By X'nited Press.) Chicago, 111., April 5. Judge An thony this morning entered judgment for 5,000 in favor of Mrs. Mary F. Wil liams against her husband, Aaron S. Williams, in her suit for 20,000 for slander. The action is the first in Cook county where the wife ha3 sued her hus band on such a charge, and, as may be (By United Press.) Halifax, N. S., April 5. The Ger man steamer Utopia, from Mediterra nean ports, via Gibralta, bound to New supposed, the suit is one of many out York, arrived this noon, short of coal, ward signs of exceedingly strained re afer a stormy passage of nineteen days, lations between the couple. Mr. Wil Heavy westerly gales and high seas pre- liams is a retired capitalist, who lives on vailed all the way. She has five hun- the west side, and is said to have an in dred and thirteen steerage passengers, come of $4,500 or $5,000 a year. Mrs. and the last bullock on board had been Williams is a handsome and cultivated killed and nearly all used, and they were lady, about thirty years of age, a grand on the last barrel of flour when she mother, and a leading member of a fash reached here. ionable West side church. The Republicans Propose Still Heavier Duties on Cotton Good. By United Pren. Washington, April 5. The Republi can members of the Wajs and Means committee have decided to further in crease the duty on the higher grades of., cotton goods. The new fchedule pro- vides that cotton hosiery not worth more than $2 and not more than $1 per dozen pairs, shall pay a specific duty per dozen of seventy-live cents and forty per cent ad valorem additional. Hosiery worth more than SI per dozen pairs, $1 and 40 per cent advalorem. Shirts and drawers valued at more than $1.50 and not more than $3 per dozen, are made to pay a duty of $1 per dozen and thirty per cent advalorem additional; worth more than -$3 and not more than $5, $1.25 and forty per cent advalorem; worth more than $5 and not more than $7, $175 and forty percent; worth more than $7 duty of $2.23 and forty per cent. W eather Forecast. For North Carolina, fair, Sunday and Monday; strtionary temperature, followed by J warmer Monday; variable winds. For Virginia, fair Sunday and Mon day; slightly warmer; variable winds. Baleigh yesterday: Maximum tem perature 65; minimum temperature 54; rainfall 0.00 Local forecast for Ra eigh and vicinity on Sunday fair slightly warmer till evening when the weather will probably become threatening with 1 rain, Monday much warmer and fair.