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Tin?, MO"RNING OREGONIAltf, FRIDAY, 'AUGUST 5, 1900.
North Carolina Disfranchises
DEMOCRATS MADE A CLEAN SWEEP
Colored Voter, an a. Rule, Remained
Array Kroxa the PolI-Senator
Butler's Defeat Assured.
RALEIGH. X. C. Au& 2. After one of
the most bitterly ' contested campaign
ever known In North Carolina, the Demo
crats and white supremacy triumphed to
day by a. majority of about SO.OW. To
day's election disfranchises the negro and
changes the State Legislature from its
common majority of Republicans and
Populists to straight Democratic, Insur
ing the defeat of Marlon- Butler for re
election as United States Senator. The
negroes as a general thing remained
away from the polls. The election, un
expectedly, passed off without any .trou
ble, except at a little town named Fanl
zon. A Are there, which started in a
drug store -wherein -was kept the regis
tration books, destroyed the 'apothecary
shop, the work being attributed by the
Democrats to those opposed to white rule.
Bloodhounds -were called out. bat ther
failed to find any traces of the alleged
The election -was for"state-offlcers, mem
bers of the Legislature, and county offi
cers, and for an amendment to the state
constitution looking to a practical elimi
nation of the negro from politics, and
its adoption disfranchises the bulk of the
negro vote. By far the greatest interest
centered in the fight over the amendment.
Many negroes voted for the amendment.
The faculty of Livingston College, at
Salisbury, one of the most prominent
negro educational Institutions In the
South, -voted for it. The amendment was
opposed by the fusion of Populists and
Republicans, headed by Senators Butler
and Prltchard. There -was a full poll of
the Democratic strength, which, combined
-with a small negro and some Populist and
Republican ballots, rolled up a large ma
jority. Spencer B. Adams, fusion r'lnee for
Governor, was defeated by Charles a.
Avcock. the Democratic nominee, and
all the other Democratic candidates were
The Legislature is Democratic in both
"branches Mecklenburg County, of which
Charlotte is the county seat. gave 2500
majority for the Democratic county tick
et. Every eastern countv was carried
bv the Democrats the majorities In some
of them being 3000. Most o' the central
counties are Democratic Returns from
the west are incomplete. Democratic
Chairman Simmons said tonight:
"I think we have a safe majority of
WOOft. and at least four-fifths of the
HIS OWX CAMPAIGN MANAGER.
Bryan Wlwhes to Pnt Ills Political
KnovtleI;e to Use.
CHICAGO, Aug. 2. The Record tomor
row will say: William J. Bryan, in a
large measure, -will be his own campaign
manager this year Directly after the no
tification ceremonies at Indianapolis next
w eek the Democratic candidate for Presl
d nt will return to Chicago, and, with the
help of the party leaders, will formulate
plans for the campaign. According to the
programme as outlined by J. G. Johnson,
chairman of the National executive com
mittee, A E Stevenson will come with
Mr. Bryan to this city, and the two will
l'ave a share In arranging the lines for
the coming political fight. Practically the
full roster of Democratic leaders Win go
to Indianapolis for the notification, and
-will return here with Mr. Bryan for a
pesion that will determine in its broad
lines the way the camp-ign is to be con
ducted. It is aid at headquarters that
Mr. Bryan is not dissatisfied with the
-way the campaign has been run thus far.
but he feels that ho has learned a good
deal of politics since he was a candidate
heforc, and wants to put it to practical
CARMACK. VOll SEYATOR.
Result of Witerday'a Democratic
Primaries If Tennessee.
NASHVILLE. Tenn.. Aug. 2. County
"Democratic primaries held throughout
the stto today practically insure the
election of Representative Edward Ward.
Carmack to the United States Senate.
Almost without exception whore Legisla
tive nominees -were Instructed they-were
Instructed for Carmack. David L Snod
grass. Chief Justice of the State Supreme
Court, is the only other candidate.
Mr. Carmack, who represents the Mem.
phis district in Congress was born near
Castaltan Springs, Tenn., in November.
3SSS. He was elected to the legislature
in 1SS4 Two years later he joined the
Ptaff of the Nshville American, and In
2S8 ho founded the Nashville Democrat.
When the papers were consolidated tie
became editor-in-chief In 3SS2 he became
editor of the Memphis Commercial. He
was a delegate to the Democratic Na
tional Convention in 1SP6 He was elected
to the Fifty-jHf th Congress and re-elected
to the Fifty-sixth
BUY AST'S FLAAS.
Tie In PrepnrlnR: HIh Letter of Ac
ceptance. LINCOLN. Neb. Aug. 2. W. J. Bryan
todaj outlined his work for this month
as, follow t After the notification at In
duinapotih, August S, he will proceed to
Chicago for a few das to consult with
members of the National committee. He
"will then return to Llncoji until August
30, when he will go to Chicago to attend
the National Grand Army encampment.
During his stay in Lincoln between the
Chicago trips he will complete his letter
of acceptance, which is now partially
written, and this will be issued. He' also
will prepare addresses for the Populist i
and Silver Republican notifications. The
time d place for thobo have not yet
SIX ARMORED CRUISERS.
Plan "Will Be Heady for tfceBlddera
In 01 ember.
"WASHINGTON. Aug. The Secrotary
of the"Xavj has it-eutd to shipbuilders a
c'reular calling for bids for the construc
tion of six armored cruisers, three au
thocteea by the act of March 3, 1S99. and
three by the act of June 7, 1300. Those
authorised b the former act are Jo be
feheatlied and coppered. Two classes of
lids are called for regarding the flnt
three, one for sheathing and coppering
i.nd the other without It. the department
reserving th right to adopt either form
The plane will be ready for dlstribu;
lion to the bidders No ember S. No bWs
"will be cotiklred which propoe to fur-r-sh
veooais of let tlitm 1S,40 tons trial
dliplac?ient for unnho&thed vessels, and
le than IJ.9M tons trial dipUcement
for sheathed or li-s than 2 knots speed
and a bunkr cacity of 20CO tons. The
maximum time allows for completion is
SS months for vessel, with penalties
of $3M a day for ch day in excess of
ihat time for the first month, and $6M
for each subsequent day. for deficiency
f lxd t below 3 knots the vessels
will be accepted at a reduced compensa
tion of $). for rack quarter knot to
I'Sf knot, and $KKJ,0M per quarter knot
down to JB knots.
The vm4s will have twin screws, and
be fitted throughout with the most mod
cm mackinerv. The main batteries will
consut of four eight-inch breechloadlng J
rifles of 45 caliber length, .and 14 six-inch
breechloadlng rapid-fire rifles of 50 caliber
length. The secondary battery will con
sist of IS threelnch breechloadlng 'rifles;
12 three-pounder guns, four one-pounder
automatic guns, four one-pounder single
shot guns, two three-Inch field suns, two
machine guns, six automatic guns and
,two submerged torpedo tubes.
' The limit of cost of each of the- three
ships authorized by the act of 1599 is
4,000,000. and each of those authorized by
this year's naval bill, S4.SO.000.
Bancroft to Go Into Commission.
BOSTON, Aug. 2. Orders have been re
ceived at the Charlestown navy-yard to
put the gunboat Bancroft into commis
sion as soon as possible. She has been
lying in ordinary for more than a year.
The Inference at the navy-yard Is that
the Bancroft will -be sent to China. The
gunboat Machias, which, has"1 been at the
navy-yard for about two weeks for re
pairs, has been ordered out of commis
sion, and it is considered likely that
the officers of the Machias will be, trans
ferred to the Bancroft and sail with her.
Torpedo-Boat Craven's Speed Trial.
NEWPORT. R I., Aug. 2. The torpedo
boat Craven was given her final speed
test this afternoon. She developed 1
knots, her required speed.
Italy Bad to the Core, But Anarchy
"Will Save It.
NEW TORK. Aug. 2. Several hundred
anarchists held a meeting in Bartholdl
Hall, at Paterson, JC. J., tonight, for
the purpose of discussing the situation
la Italy. There were many Frenchmen,
a number of Spaniards and a few Aus
trians, in the assemblage, which con
sisted for the most part of Italians. Pas
qualle Frank presided. At the opening he
denounced the newspapers In general and
averred that they were misrepresenting
the anarchists. He said the papers made
anarchists out as bad men, and pictured
tnem as revolting in actions. He said
this was untrue, and that anarchists were
the same as other people,
Pedro Estev, the Spanish leader and
editor of n Paterson anarchist publica
tion, was the principal speaker of the
evening. He discussed the situation in
Italy from his standpoint, claiming that
the country was bad to the core. He
said that the poor people of the nation
were oppressed and overburdened by
taxes, and because of the latter the poor
people could not stay In the country. He
reviewed the work of the socialists in
Italy, and claimed that their propaganda
had done no good; their intentions might
be good, but their methods were not
productive of results. He said Italy's
only hope was in the anarchists. They
had no secrets, he said, and took no
part In plots. He said they did not select
by lot or otherwise any person to kllL
BressI, he said, had not been sent to
kill the King; he did the act of his own
free will. An anarchist was free to do as
he pleased. An anarchist, he said, might
decide to kill a King, and know when
he had done It that he would have to
f give his life for It, but he would give his
life gladly. BressI, he said, had killed
the King, and he was glad, although he
knew he would have to suffer for his
act. Estev said that he was not sorry.
He asked If any one present was sorry.
This was greeted with laughter and ap
plause. Resolutions were adopted as follows:
"We, here assembled, intend to state
that Brcssl's deed was the result of a
present serious state of affairs, and
therefore we are trying to establish one
where violence would not be possible.
"We deplore as foolish the Idea that
there could have been or existed a plot
In tills city (Paterson), and protest
against those who attributed it to and
are trj-lngo make the Italian colony of
Paterson responsible for Bressi'3 deed."
WILL CONTEST ABANDONED
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2. Announce
ment was made today that an agreement
had been reached by the City of Phila
delphia and the heirs of the late Thomas
Evans, the American dentist, who died
in Paris several years ago, by which the
controversy over the doctor's estate will
be abandoned. Dr. Evans left a fortune
of pearly $4,000,000. He bequeathed ?3,000,
003 to the City of Philadelphia for the
establishment of a dental college and mu
seum, and the residue of the estate was
left to various relatives. The heirs con
tested the will. By the agreement Just
reached the heirs will get a little less
than $1,000,000, apd the remainder "of the
estate, about $3,000,00, will revsrt to the
executors, to whom have been entrusted
the duty of carrying out the wishes of
Proceeding: at Pari.
PARIS. Aug. 3 The final signatures
were placed here today before M. Valols,
W C. Maybnry, Democratic Candi
date for Governor of Michigan.
one of the directors, to the settlement of
tho contest over the will of Dr. Thomas
W. Evans, the famous American dentist,
who facilitated the escane nf 'EiTinr;i
Eugenie from Paris during the Franco-
Pinter Thinlca They "Wll Do Good
Work In the Fields.
SAN JUAN PORTO RICO. Aug. 2. T.
Alexander, the representative of the Ha
waiian Planters' Association, who has
been here for some time, sailed for New
Tork yesterday. Mr. Alexander, who has
traveled all over the island and persuaded
many Porto Ricans to emigrate to the
Hawaiian Islands, said he believes they
will prove good workers and credltablo
cltlrens of Hawaii. He left local agents
with power to contract with emigrants.
HJs "plans, however, seem to be undevel
oped, as the transportation for those
whom he has engaged has not been ar
ranged. YELLOW FEVER IN FLORIDA
Quarantine Put Into Effect Asalnst
the Town of Tanipa.
KEY WEST. Fla., Aug. 2 Dr. Porter,
Florida's State Health Officer, who Is now
In this city, received today from Dr.
H'wnn Trfi1lMl rnrisintnt!i nf tho
board at Tamna a message T announcing I
SET1 Jrllowvn Sa?nS
and saying he believed the Infection to building, but they escaped injury. When
be general. Dr. Porter at once wired Dr. the big boom of the derrick was re
Weedon to place quarantine restrictions leased from the girders. It swung around
on all travel to and from Tampa. It Is and struck a 14-foot Iron upright, snap-
believed that the disease can be confined '
The Dreadful Agony of Scalding:
Is allayed by Perry Davis Paln-KJller.
AMERICA IN SAMOA
Annexation of jFutuila vand
Other islands Accomplishe'd.
INSTRUMENT OF CESSION SIGNED
Commander Tilley Establishes a Sta
ble Government "Where Hereto
fore There "Was So" Order
WASHINGTON, Aug. Z Commander
Benjamin F. Tilley, In charge of the
United States naval station on the Isl
and of Tutulla, Samoa, transmits- in a
recent report to the Navy Department
upon the condition of affairs on the isl
and an "Instrument of cession" executed
by the chiefs of Tutulla- and the United
States Government. The document for
mally cedes and transfers to Commander
The eminent playwright and theatrical manager, who Is Insane from grief over
his wife's death, and was recently sent to an asylum. At Hartford, Conn.,
Wednesday. Judge Freeman ordered that Mr. Hoyt be released on condition that
he bo placed under the care of a physician and that a guardian be appointed.
Tilley, as the representative of the United
States Government, the Islands of Tutu
lla, Auna, and all other Islands, rocks,
reefs, foreshores and waters lying be
tween certain degrees of latitude and
longitude, namely, to erect the same into
a separate district to be known as the
district of Tutuila. The "Instrument of
cession" was signed by the marks of
22 chiefs, with their seals affixed, on
April 17 last, immediately prior to the
raising of the Stars and Stripes over the
naval station at Pago Pago.
The provisions of the document set
forth that. the chiefs of .the towns shall
be entitled to retain their Individual
control of the'' separate towns, provided
the same shall be in accordance with the
laws of .the United. States concerning
Tutulla. It provides also that this Gov
ernment shall respect and protect the
individual rights of the neopla to their
land and property: and 'should the Gov-'
ernment require tneir iana, 11 snau wkb
the same on payment of a fair considera
tion. Commander Tilley visited Rose Island,
the eastern member of the Samoan group."
which lies 70 miles to the east of Mayua,
hoisted the American flag and took for
mal possession. This is nothing but a
rnrnl rpof. and Is of no value. Very
stringent regulations have been issued, w
bv Commander Tilley prohibiting the Im
portation of firearms, dvnamtte and other
explosives Into Tutulla. An order re;
cently Issued forbids the Importation of
wines, beers or liquors except by permls-.
slon of the Commandant,
COMMASDEU TILLEY'S GOOD WORK
Annexation Accomplished "With Tact
and Firmness. ,
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 The Secretary
of the Navy Is In receipt of a letter, from-
Ebenezer v. Cooper, of the London Mis
sionary Society, and resident missionary
for Tutulla and the neishobring Islands?
speaking in high terms of the prog'resV
that has been made by Commander Tilley
In establishing the authority of the United
States over our new Samoan possessions.
Mr. Cooper says he has been connected L
for 20 years with the missionary worts 01
the Pacific Islands, and for a number of
years on his present station in Tutulla'.
He Is intimately acquainted witn tno
characteristics of about 5000 of the 60M
nitlves resident In our new Islands. He
savs that Commander Tilley has handled
the rather delicate task of annexation 'j
with a consummate tact, mingled 'with
firmness. The natives already' are ex
pressing their satisfaction at his admin
istration, and hope that he "may be re
tained on his present detail indefinitely.
On behalf of himself and the other "mis
sionaries in the island, Mr. Cooper says
he wishes to express hts joy at the new
order of things, and to pay his tribute
to the good work that the United States
has done and is doing to civilize the Isl
anders and helping the missionaries to
productive labors by establishing a just;
firm .and stable government, where none
such had existed before.
NINE PERSONS INJURED;
Piece of Iron "Weighing- a
Crasher) Through, a Roof.
NEW TORK. Aug. 2. Three persons
w ere seriously Injured and six others
badly cut and bruised today by the fall
ing of five heavy pieces of structural iron
from the top of a 12-story building in the
course of construction at Broadway and
Walker streets. Fannie Cohen, 17. years
of age; Morris Belchere, 16 year of age
and David Waldemann, 19, were so badly
Injured they had tb be taken' to a hospital,
and six others were painfully injured. AH
will recover. All of the Injured persons'
were employed by M. Goldberg & Co.,
pocket-book manufacturers, who occupied
the upper two floors of the five-story
building on Walker street, directly in
the rer of the buDding in the course of
Four heavy iron girders, each weighing
over a ton. were being hoisted to -the top
of the high building. They were being
swung around to the top of the building
when they slipped out of the chains.
Three of the heavy girders crashed.
through 11 floors to the basement, and
fourth stuck at the secoiul floor, L
Over 100 workmen were at work In the
ping it oft and jnrowmg it over the side
of the building. This piece weighed over
a ton. It crashed through the roof of the
Walker-street building, where SO people
were at work on the top floor. They were J
burled in the debris. Those who- were
not badly hurt made a rush for the fire
escape, leaving a number of women who
had fainted, and the injured persons lying
helpless on the floor.
Aired Norton, foreman in charge -of the
iron workers, was arrested on a charge
of- criminal neglect, and arraigned in the
Center-Street Court. He was paroled
SHOT "WITH HIS OWX PISTOL.
Peculiar Fatal Accident to a Travel
NEW "FORK. Aug. 2. Bascom L. Wy
att, traveling salesman, was the victim
of an unusual accident last night. He
'was In a compartment of a passenger
train. His coat was hanging on a hook
near where he was standing. The train
suddenly turned a curve and the motion
threw the coat, -which held a pistol,
against the side of the car, causing the
discharge of the weapon. The ball passed
through Mr. Wyatt's head. Death was
Eloplnf? Couple Drowned.
. POPLAR BLUFF. Mo., Aug. 2. Martha
Hendricks, 17 years old, and Paul "Var
ner, an eloping couple, lost their lives
today by drowhing In the Currant River,
while attempting to escape from the an
gry father of the girl. They embarked
in a skiff, which struck a snag and over
turned. Both were swept away and
MRS. HUFF LOSES.
Must Give Up Valuable Property That
She Got for 1.
NEW TORK, Aug. '2. Justice Smith, of
the' Supreme Court, rendered a decision'
today ' findlntr for the plaintiff In tho
-rong-spencllng suit of May Tliorne Brants,
ingham against Eunice E Huff,' over the i
will of Joseph Tliorne. -Mr. Thorne died
May 4, 1S97., His wife had died only 11
days before The suit was over a trans
fer to .Mrs. Huff by Thqrne of the record
title or stock paying regular monthly
dividends of 5 per cent on $300,000, and
various other property owned by Mr.
Thorne, estimated In all at something
like $300,000. In 1S63 Joseph Thorne and
his wife adopted May Lillian ,Lee, the
plaintiff, then nearly 2 years, old. The
r child was the daughter of Lieutenant
rwunam Henry Lee, of the British army,
1 whrt Ttni drnTOnpfl nt Rnn TriiTlonri TSio
plaintiff lied with the Thornes as their.
t child from- December, 1863, t until, the
month of April, 1895. . , , ..,
. Rich Mr. Thome' . lavished, all his af
fections upon her, as did his wi(e. But,
one. aay in inuz tnere came a suaaen
change. In the, railway statjon In Bos
ton, Tnorne met Mrs. Eunice E. Huff-
The Thornes were living at West ffew
Brighton, Staten Island The daughter
-had married G. S. Brantingham and had
children. She lived In a beautiful home
next door to the Thorne mansion Mrs.
Thqrne, who had spent 40 jears happily
;iwlth her husband, sued for divorce.
Thorne, then 75 years old, bought a new
home at Sing Sing. Mrs. Huff, accord
ing to the papers in the case, "kept
" so under her control that Thome was
not permitted to see his friends or rela
tives, nor his wife, and he" so continued
JJ ' L?!0:
fendant, Eunice E. Huff, down to the time
of his death."
In May, 1897, the old man died. Then
Mrs. Huff produced a paper to prove her
at ThV ne had asslgned Tproperly
to Mrs. Huff for the consideration of $1.
Mrs.'Thorno had died broken-hearted, 11
days before her husband passed atoay.
Mrs. Brantingham sued for her rights
under the agreement by which she be
came the old man's adopted daughter.
The case came before Justice Maddox,
tn the Supreme Court, Brooklyn, and he
decided in favor of Mrs. Huff. On appeal
he was overruled and on the new trial
of tho case Mrs. Brantingham got her
rights. Mrs. Huff is ordered by the- court
to turn over the estate which she got
.from Thorne for $1.
LOST; IN WONDERLAND.
Montana Bnnlc Cnililer Lost In the
HELENA, Mont, Aug. ZJ. R. Piper,
cashier of the First National Bank at
St. Mary's, who was one of a party go
ing through Yellowstone Park, Is lost
In Wonderland. He strayed away on
Monday from the rest of the party at the
Fountain Geyser Hotel, and at last ac
counts no trace of him had been found.
A detachment of troops is assisting in
the search for the missing man. His'
friends fear that his mind became un
balanced. , HOSPITAL CORPS. ,
Orders to Recruit 3Ien Received at
LEXINGTON. Ky., Aug. 2. Sergeant
George Whitemeyer, of the local recruit
ing station, received telegraphic orders
from the -Surgeon-General to enlist men
for the "Hospital Corps, consisting-of stew
ards, wagoners and mechanics. The or
der is considered significant of the hur
ried movements in the near future, as
the orders allow any one to serve who
has a common school education, whereas
ner"f i , -,P ,
required to have had some experience.
heretofore men for hospital service were
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. The, statement
of tho Treasury balances in thev general
fund, exclusive of the $150,000,000 gold re
serve in the division of redemption,
Available cash balance $151,010,104
)F M CONSEQUENCE
Nicaragua Seizure Will Not
TERMS WILL HAVE TO BE HADE'
Quay May "Withdraw In Pennsylva
nia and Permit the Election
of a Senator.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. From Inside
sources it was learned that tho action of
the NIcaraguan Government In taking
possession of the property of the Marl
time Canal Company will have not the
slightest effect upon the construction of
the canal by the United States Govern
ment. It is fully understood that when
tho canal is actually authorized by the
United States that the NIcaraguan Gov
ernment will have to make terms with
the United "States, notwithstanding any
concessions it may have granted to other
parties. There Is a possibility that pro
vision will be made for concessions that
have been granted, in order to. avoid any
possible difficulties. It is not believed
here, that the Cragln-Byra Company has
any purpose in this concession other than
to secure .money f rom.. the United States
when the canal is built Authorities on
the . canal . have nevec believed that, tho
concessions obtained by this syndicate
were of any value.' t
Quay May Withdraw.
Information comes from Pennsylvania
that Quay may get out of the race and
allow the Republican party to choose a
Senator. " This would have the effect of
carrying a number of Congressional dis
tricts which are now Democratic Quay
evidently . realizes that his candidacy Is
damaging to the party "and that he- could
secure nothing but a dead-locked Legis
lature if' ho should stay in .tho race.
.Eiyre-Crnpln Concession Proclaimed.
MANAFUA, Nicaragua, via Galveston,
Aug. 2. The NIcaraguan Congress con
vened last evening, and was personally
addressed by President Zelaya. who de
clared that the condition of the country,
especially from the view point of finances,
showed distinct improvement. He an
nounced the termination of the conces-(
sion to the Maritime Canal Company, and
formally proclaimed the existence of the
Eyre-Cragln canal concession. He valso
emphasized the government' programme
for extending the National railroad. His
speech was received. throughout with en
OBEY ALL ORDERS.
Governor Taylor's Letter to a Ken
GEORGETOWN, Ky., Aug. 2. The de
fense in the Powers case offered the tes
timony of six new witnesses in court to
day, and much of the two sessions held
were taken up by the wrangling of at
torneys for both sides, the Jury being
sent out a half dozen times. One of
the features of the day was tho presen
tation by Colonel Mendel of the First
Kentucky Regiment of State Guards, of
an autograph letter from Governor Tay
lor, written on January 18, two weeks be
fore the shooting of Goebel, In which ho
instructed him to obey "all orders and
signals" given him by Adjutant-General
Collier. This officer offered to explain the
cipher message, "all right," sent out by
Collier immediately after the shooting.
The defense was overruled .on two Im
portant points during the day. Judge Can
trill refusing to allow one witness to re
late a conversation he claimed 'to ,have
had witbljVnarton' Golden "relative to re
celvfnB: iay for testimony and refusing to
allow another .witness to read to the Jury-
tlis resolutions adopted pjr the mountain
petitioners- and which ttiey attempted to?
present-to the Legislature. The defense
expected to show by these! resolutions
that the assembling of the petitioners
was not for an unlawful purpose.
Rev. John Stamper! brother-lri-law of
Wharton Golden, resumed the witness
stand this morning. Colonel Hendricks,,
of the prosecution, questioned him as to
the part he took in getting Republicans
from Scott County to go to the state
capital on January 25. He answered that
he secured ciulte a number. On re-dlrect
examination by. Attorney Sims, the";wlt
n.es,s said that the conversations hehad
with Golden regarding the. money GDlden
was to receive for .convictions, were' con
fidential, but he made them public be
cause a man'jg life was in jeopardy. Wit
ness next said that he had,. never been
authorized by a'ny one to offer money
to Golden to leave the state before the
trial. Witness said that he had had
his memory refreshed since adjournment
John W. Breidenthal, Fusion Candi
date for Governor of Kansas.
of court yesterday and he desired to cor
rect' the statement made then that his
offer of $5000 to Golden was made after
talking with defendant. Powers. He said
he had tho conversation with Golden be
fore talking to Powers.
The next witness was John O. Barrett,
of Louisville, who had passed through
the crowd that assembled In the
Statchouse grounds a few .minutes
after the shooting of Goebel. The de
fense asked him to tell of threats ho
heard there against the occupants of
the executive building. The prosecution
objected and Judge Cantrlll ruled the
Colonel C. C. Mendel, commander of
First. Regiment, Kentucky State Guards,,
fpljowed. He produced, two telegrams re
ceived at Louisville on ,the .day of the
shpotlng at 2 P. M-, containing only the
words "all. right"' and signed D. IJ.I Col
lier.! Adjutant-General: also a letter frnm
Cojlfer explaining that "the words "all
ngnt ment ior tne witness, to come to
Frankfort and bring a regiment and Gat
Stephen G. Sharpe, of Lexington, who
was chairman of the mountaineer meet
ing held on the steps of the Capitol, on
January 25, produced the minutes and
resolutions of that meeting.
A Bualnesi Man's Knowledge.
Waterbury (Conn.) American.
The Contributor's friend, the editor
has often asked him :'How much Inter
est do people generally take In the news
of the world? How close track do peo
ple keep of what Is going on in the world
at large, even when they are people of
average intelligence?" The Contributor
the other day met a business man and a
voter of Waterbury. a man of mature
years, who did not know that-there were
two Senator Platts; one of New York
State and the other of Connecticut, He
had a kind"rof idea that tha If ew' York
Senator Piatt, known popuktrly as
"Tom," occasionally lived In Connecticut,
although he seemed to run New 'York
-politics. That-seemed to -The Contributor
the worst case he ever heard of. consid
ering that this -man" had been a resident
of Connecticut a good many years, per
haps as long as the Connecticut Senator
had been -in office.
Stories Illustrating- and. Explaining
Chinese Character and Habits.
The average Briton can never under
stand why the colonial and American
fear the Chinese. Yet it Is intelligible
enough even at this distance from tho
Pacific. THe Jew is not exactly popular
on the Continent, neither Is the Aber
donian anywhere. A Chinese as a trader
"is a Jew plus an Armenian plus a
Greek plus a Down-East Yankee," or, to
put It shortly, he has the commercial in
stinct more highly developed than any
other race. The main cause of the dis
like with which he Is. regarded Is there
fore, patent "His shrewdness is as re
markable as his powers of observation.
A good story in this connection is told by
Dr. Morrison, the Pekin correspondent of
the Times, whose telegrams on the Chi-
nese crisis a year or two ago used to
send cdld shivers down'the backs of her
majesty's Ministers because they were al
ways at least a day ahead of official com
munications. He was traveling as a Chi
nese up the Yangtse on a river boat.
"The smart chief officer came for my-
fare, and as I thought,, charged me too
little. I. expressed my surprise, and said
that I believed ther fare was $7. "So It
is,'' he replledr"but we only charge mis
sionaries $5, and I knew you were a mis
sionary even before you told me." This
was British acuteness. A little while be
fore Dr. Morrison, who is as little like
a missionary as may be, traveled from
Shanghai to Tien Tsin, also in Chinese
dress. "The conversation was short,
sharp, and emphatic The Chinese com
pradore pn tne boat looked at me search
lngly. 'Vhat pidgin belong you?' he
asked, meaning. What Is your business?
To try him, humbly I answered. 'My be
long Jesus Christ pidgin' that Is, 'I am
a missionary;' to which he Instantly and
with some scorn replied, 'No dam fear!' '
This was Chinese aquteness. So conscious
is the Celestial of his own commercial
ability that 30 years ago -a Pekln ofllclal
said to an American traveler: "English
men and Mellcan man come here makeo
big pidgin; blmeby long come German
man; some time you makee see Chinese
eatee everything up" a prediction which
Is being fulfilled everywhere In the Far
East and the Archipelago.
The Chinese are not so much law-abiding
as law-evading. They never know
anything they do not wish to know, and
none can be denser than they when they
choose. Not so longago a Chinese was
summoned to a Melbourne Police Court
for being in possession of a tenement un
fit -for human habitation. The case was
clearly proved and he was fined 1. But
in no way could he be made -to under
stand that a fine had been Inflicted. He
sat In his place as Imperturbable and ex
press!onlesst as only the almond-oye can
sit, and all that the court could get out
of him was, "My no savvy, no savvy."
After saying this in a tone of hopeless
resignation, he relapsed Into stolidity.
Hereupon rose a well-known lawyer.
"With your Worship's permission," he
said, "I think I can make the China
man understand." He was permitted to
try. Striding up to the poor Celestial, he
shouted to him. "John, you are fined two
pounds!" "No dam fear!" cried the Asian
mystery, with a,n Indescribable expres
sion. "Only one!" The word "dam," so
frequently usjid by.,tho Chinese, Is a leg
acy of, the .days when hard swearing
was a more .fashionable Western accom-J
pjtsumeni man it is now. Jjiey use if
without the slightest Idea what it means."
For Instance a Chinese cook in Sydney.
, when "applying for, a situation,, concluded
a long list of qualifications by the start
ling announcement: "My CUstlan man,
mum; my eat' beef; my say goddam."
Dr. Morrison says his "Laoban could say
In English, or pidgin, 'chow, sit down,
all right, one plecee and goddam.' This
last exotic he had been led to consider
as Synonymous with very good.
The passive resistance of the Chinese Is
as remarkable in the government a3 in
i the individual. During the reign of one
tof the greatest of their rulers, who died
Ha 1723, the-patriotic pirate Koxlnga rav
aged the coasts of Kwang Tung and Fu
Keln, and pifaVed so strong-that the im
perial junks "were -unable to cope with
him. In these circumstances, the Empe
ror hit upon- the happy expedient of or
dering all the people inhabiting the south
ern seaboard to retire inland nine miles.
This extraordinary command was" not
only obeyed, but It answered its" purpose.
Koxlnga, baffled in his plans, contented
himself with driving tho Dutch out of
Formosa, and was eventually ennobled
under the title of the "Sea-quelling
uke." by which means he was trans
formed into a peaceable and law-abiding
subject. The author of the "Middle King
dom," commenting on this Incident, says
that a power strong enough to compel an
enormous population to leave their vil
lages and towns ought to have been
strong enough to equip a fleet and
crush the pirates. Only that the results
of just such topsy-turvy methods of gov
ernment are the latest news from the
East, the whole story might be regarded
as a myth.
Most of the policemen in Australia are
Irishmen, whose genius for humorous
bhind.erlng loses nothing of Its quality
under the Southern Cross. Here Is an In
stances Many Chinese names are remi
niscent of a burlesque, and are probably
merely barbarian caricatures of the orig
inals. Of these, Foug Fat, Ah Su and Ah
Foo are the most common. A newly ap
pointed crier in a County Court mas or
dered by the Judge, In the caso in which
a Chinese was a witness, to call for Ah
Song. Tho son of Erin looked puzzled
and darted a look at the bench to try and
discover If this was a colonial joke, but
seeing the Judge as gra-ve a an under
taker, he turned to the audience and
blandly inquired: "Glntlemen, will any
of you favor His Honor with a song?"
In another court a new representative of
the majesty of the law was ordered by
the Magistrate to go in search of an offi
cial Interpreter, whose name was Ah Kat.
"Constable, go for Ah Kat.' "Yes. Your
Worship; Is It a torn cat Your Worship
wiehes for?" There is a town In New
Zealand so- Scottish It might be situated
in Scotlard. ' Some time ago the City
Council decided to undertake a public
work In connection with a reclamation,
and Invited tendera The one they accept
ed was sent In by a contractor named
Macphearaon, who was not known to any
body present. On expressing a desire to
see him, a Chinese appeared, and, being
pki whv he bad come, answered: "Me
'Macphearcjon, Your Honor." Utter col
lapse of the city rauiers.
r Internal Revenue Collection.
.WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. The montjily
statement of th.e -collections jof--mternal
revenue show that during tha month of
June the collections .amounted: to $23,104,
152. an Increase -as compared with June,
1SS9, of $1,916,721. The increase In the
total receipts for the year over 1599 was
Governor-Elect 6f Choetavc Nation.
SOUTH M'ALESTER, I. T Aug. 2.
Reliable returns from the election for
Governor, held in Choctaw Nation yester
day, show that Judge G. W. Dukes h3s
been elected. Mr. Dukes ran on the full
Hot Day nt Sioux Fall.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Aug. 2. Today
was the hottest of the Summer, the ther
mometer registering 100 degrees in the
ATTACKED THE SHAH
(Continued froni First Page.
To another personage the Shah said:
"Why do criminals trouble me I am a
traveler and entirely irresponsible for tha
politics , of the state through which. I
pass." After a. moment's reflection, ho
added: "This, undoubtedly, is a kind of
plot against chiefs of state. After the
assassination of the King of Italy, they
threatened the Kaiser and then attempted
to kill me. However. I know that a large
majority of the French people love me.
I had proof of their affection at Contrex
vilie as well as at Paris, and the crowd
would have torn my aggressor to pieces
but for the intervention of the police."
The letter received by the Shah a short
time before the attempt to .assassinate
him read as follows:
"I think fit to warn you that an, attempt
will be made against your Ufa during
your stay in Paris I am a member of
an anarchist association meeting at No, 5
Piaizl dl Naples, which has decided upon
your death. I warn you because, ot feel
ings of humanity which get the better of
my desires for vengeance on sovereigns
and potentates. I confide this letter to
one of my friends, who leaves for Paris
and who on arrival will post it. I add.
in conclusion, that he who is chosen to
kill you Is a friend of he who killed tho
King; of Italy."
MIrza Meaam do Gaffary,. Persian Min
ister of Public Works, gives. In an. Inter
iev, the personal impressions of tho
Shah on the outrage committed against
His Majesty. "Like all Mohammedans,"
said the Minister, "the Shah Is a fatalist;
hence the remarkable coolness with which
he treated the whole matter. He Is sim
" 'If the assassin has not succeeded In
killing me,' said the Shah. 'It is that my
hour has not yet come. God is great.' "
Czar Nleholai to Be Jfext-
NEW YORK. Aug. 2. According to a
dispatch from Rome sent to the New Yoric
Journal, BressI, the assassin of King
Humbert, said to his warden today:
"It will be the Czar's turn next."
POISONED BY TOADSTOOLS.
Thirteen-Year-old Boy Gives III
Life to Save Others.
CHICAGO, Aug. 3. Three persons ara
dead In the home of J. A. Norrls, near
Harvey, 111., and four others are serious
ly 111, the result of eating toadstools
which they mistook for mushrooms. Tha
dead are: Mr". Edith Norrls, Maud Nor
rls, Thomas Norrls.
Thomas Norrls, 13 years old, undoubted
ly saved those alive. Half clad and suf
fering with pain, that almost crazed
him, he rodo bareback to Homewood.
threqmlles away, and fell exhausted as
he reached the house of a physician. Ho
died soon after, but 'the doctor reached
the Norrls house In time to save four of
the seven who ate the deadly toadstools.
California Green Fruit Shipments.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2. The ship
ments of green deciduous fruits handled
by the Southern Pacific Company thus
far this season aggregate S056 carloads,
against 2799 carloads for the same period
last year, an Increase of 255. A consider
able proportion of this jult has been dl $
trlbuted In Atlantic seaboard markets,
and the balance In the cities of the Mid
Since Walla Walla passed an ordinance
requiring lights on wheels, 500 bicycle
lamps have been sold In that city.
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