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F , tab .l 9 he H , E I m RNING t-?rPated I*** i NUMBER 1 T.filfi.
b J. H. ESTILL, President. '
COMMITTEES TO BE ORGANIZED IN
p< . rrT Memorial Relief Fund the
Nome of the Charlty-It I- De
elsned to Aid Destitute Families
„ f soldiers and Sailors— Expendi
tures Are to Be Made Under the
Anspletes of the Japanese Em
peror—Good Feeling Prevails.
EVENTS IN THE EAST.
Constant skirmishing between
Ping Yang and Wiju is reported,
many Japanese being killed.
Prize money amounting to $75,-
000 has been distributed in the Rus
sian Vladivostok squadron for sink
ing Japanese merchantmen.
Japanese protest against the sink
ing of an unprotected merchant
steamer by the Russian fleet, de
claring it an act of wantoiiness.
Warships lined up and made the
steamer a target for their guns.
Tokio, March 31.—At a meeting of
Americans and Japanese held in this
city to-day in commemoration of the
fiftieth anniversary of the signing of
the Perry treaty between Japan and
the United States, an American war
charity, called the Perry Memorial Re
lief Fund, was organized with much
The sum of $37,500 was subscribed
at once, and it was decided to or
ganize committees in all the larger
cities of the United States. The fund
will be turned over to a minister of
the imperial household, and It will be
disbursed under the direction of the
Emperor of Japan, particularly for the
purpose of aiding the destitute fam
ilies of soldiers and sailors.
Count Okuma, at one time Japanese
premier, made the principal address
at the commemoration exercises. He
said that as the Japanese became more
familiar with the people of the United
States, they could not but admire them
for their love of justice and humanity,
which were such prominent national
Bishop McKim of the American Epis •
copal mission suggested the organiza
tion of the charity. He said the me
morial to Perry would be graven not
on a pillar of stone, but on the hearts
of the two great peoples.
Count Matsugata proposed cheers for
the President of the United States and
Mr. Griscom replied by calling for
cheers for the Emperor of Japan.
There were demonstrations of satis
faction when the total of the subscrip
tion was announced and the meeting
was brought to a close with the sing
ing of the national anthems of the
United States and Japan.
RUSSIAN SAILORS GET
$75,000 PRIZE MONEY.
St. Petersburg, March 31. —For sink
ing Japanese merchantmen in Sungari
straits at tne opening of the war $75,-
000 has been distributed in prize money
to the crews of the four cruisers of
the Vladivostok squadron.
The Invalid Buss, the army, organ,
concludes from Gen. Mishtchenko’s re
ports that the Japanese are continuing
their concentration and gradually ad
vancing on their way to Wiju, their
advance guard being at Ka-San, and
their outposts ten miles further north.
The paper declines to predict the fu
ture phases of the Japanese advance
upon the Valu.
In connection with the activity of the
Chinese along the Shan-Hai-Kwan
Itailroad the Bourse Gazette warns the
Powers of the unreliability of Chinese
neutrality, and says it believes they
are making a serious mistake, declar
ing that the Celestials are going to as
tonish the world when the world least
HE GIVES ThFgLORY
TO LIEUT. KRIHZKI.
Sebastopol. March 31.—Respondlr. g to
a dispatch from the commander of the
Black Sea fleet, congratulating him
on the repulse of the last attempt of
the Japanese to block Port Arthur,
;, K< ! Adrniral Makaroff has telegraph
ed that the chief credit for the achieve
|ment is due to Lieut. Krinizki, who
‘ J"'™nded torpedo boat destroyer
” >ni. a man who knows his business.
, irou kh his skill in discharging the
torpedo, the missile struck the prow of
he first ship, deflecting the vessel
rrorn its course, and the other Japa
nese steamers followed in its wake."
IN CHONG-JU FIGHT.
S(> oul, March 31.—The detailed re
ports received here of the engagement
ot March 28 between Russians and
Japanese at Chung-Ju, Korea, say the
of tC T two hourß - at the end
oi uhich the Japanese forced the Rus
sians to retire toward Wiju. Two
Russian dead were left on the field
,u ther bodies were carried off
"Ith the column. A Japanese lieuten
ant named Kano and four privates
"ere killed, while Capt. Kurokawa and
eleven privates were Wounded.
Must Keep Their Distance.
Port Arthur, March 31.—The procla
mation of Lieut. Gen. Stoessel £>m.
" mdlng here, declaring all the terri
''"y lying between and Including Port
Anhur and Tslchou In a state of siege
forbids all unauthorized persons to
approach the fortifications and bat
mnes, and announces that the sentries
nave beep ordered to shoot any one
"ho falls to obey the order. The po
measures adopted at Port Arthur
b.lrfd Ce, l* nt and pertect order *• tnaln-
STILL HARPING UPON
THE VICKSBURG INCIDENT.
St. Petersburg, March 31. —A corre
spondent of the Russ, who has just re
turned front Korea, writes that he
knows from official sources that the
commander of the Vicksburg did not
join in the protest of the other com
manders against the Japanese entering
the port to engage the Variag and Ko
rletz, and later, after the fight, when
the Vicksburg sent a surgeon his serv
ices were refused.
The tone of the correspondent is very
bitter. He adds that he saw the
American denials of the incident when
he arrived at Port Said, hut that they
are not convincing. He continued, ‘‘l
saw the report of one of the captains
to his government, in which the action
of the American captain was set forth
clearly and categorically in its true
Inofficial circles the action of some
of the newspapers here in attempting
to revive hostile feeling against the
United States on account of the Vicks
burg incident is sincerely deprecated.
The Associated Press is authorized to
announce that the government has
nothing to criticise in the action of
Commander Marshall. Moreover, it
does not sympathize with the Novfle
Vremya’s editorial of yesterday point
ing to the United States as the real
commercial and political foe of Great
Britain and Russia.
JAPANESE IRATE OVER
SINKING OF STEAMER.
Tokio. March 31.—The action of
Russian waruuips in sinki,,g the Japa
nese coasting steamer Hanyei Maru
last Saturday is deeply resented by
the Japanese. In official circles the
attack upon and the sinking of this
vessel near Tachin Island is pro
nounced to be a clear violation of the
neutrality of China, besides heing an
act of wantonness against a defense
less craft. The sinking of the Japa
nese steamer Nakonamara by the Rus
sian Vladivostok squadron near the
Tsuguru straits is recalled.
The Hanyei Maru was an old steamer
of sixty-four tons, and had been char
tered by some correspondents of a
Japanese newspaper. After transfer
ring ten Japanese and seven Chinese
from the Hanyei Maru the fire of twelve
vessels was directed upon the steamer
and one of Russian torpedo boat
destroyers sent several shells through
PLENTY OF SUPPLIES
FOR RUSSIAN TROOPS.
St. Petersburg, March 31. —The chief
of the commissariat department, Rost
kovsky, says that not a pound of meat
or bread is being sent to Manchuria,
as the cattle arid grain available ther'
are more than sufficient for the de
mand. Enormous herds and stores of
flour are being concentrated at Har
bin. About 500.000 boxes of tinned
meats will be kept at Irkutsk for the
outgoing troops and railroad men.
All the tinned meats are being put
up St. Petersburg and at Riga ac
cording to a German process, by which
the contents can be served hot, with
out the use of fire, the tin being placed
in another filled with water and hav
ing a false bottom containing a car
bide mixture, which is forced into the
water when it is desired to do so, and
brings the contents of the inner can to
a boiling point.
HAS LEFT SHANGHAI.
Shanghai, March 31. —The Japanese
cruiser Akitsushima left here at noon
to-day, the dismantlement of the Rus
sian gunboat Mandjur, which was in
these waters when the war broke out,
and which remained here, having been
completed in accordance with the
agreement arrived at on the subject
with the local authorities.
SAYS MANY JAPS ARE
KILLED IN SKIRMISHES.
London, April 1. —The correspondent
of the Daily Telegraph at Seoul re
ports that there is continuous skir
mishing between Ping Yang and Wiju,
and that many Japanese have been
The correspondent adds that a Ko-
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POSED TO HE WEAKENING. HV T WHICH WAS SUSTAINED BY A
HANDSOME MAJORITY ON THE V OTE ON THE RIEL SUPPRESSING
AU, FORMS OF TEACHING BY THE RELIGIOI'S ORDERS.
TIBETANS WERE REPULSED.
DRIVEN HACK IIV YOUNGHUSBAND
WITH HEAVY LOSS.
British Captured the Tibetan Camp
at Gnru—British Expedition Has
Sutlercd Great Hardships on Ac
count of the Extreme Cold I’re
tailing in the Desolate . Country
of Thibet—Tibetan Lender Ap
peared With Quaint Retinue.
Tuna, British India, March 31.
News has been received here of se
vere fighting, the Tibetans having at
tacked the British mission under Col.
Younghusband. There were two en
gagements, and the Tibetans were re
pulsed with heavy loss.
The British captured the Tibetan
camp at Guru.
While the British advance had prac
tically been unopposed, the expedition
suffered great hardship from the in
tense cold, and it was for some time
foun ! Impossible to use the Maxim
guns and rifles, owing to the congej -
ing of the oil. The country is f t ••
bleakest, witho- t a sign of ve?Hat
and the expedition had to face piei
ing winds and clouds of dust, while
there was a heavy fall of snow last
At 8 o’clock this morning a flying
column started to reconnoiter the Tibe
tan camp at Guru, whereupon a gen
eral from Lhassa, with a quaint ret
inue, came to interview Col. Young
husband. The general asked the colonel
to retire with his mission to Yatung
for.the purpose of carrying on negoti
ations, threatening an attaclj if the
mission proceeded. Col. Younghusband
replied that negotiations had been
proceeding fruitlessly for fifteen years
and that retirement was now impos
The Tibetan general withdrew, and
Col. Younghusband ordered his troops
to endeavor to disperse the Tibetans,
blocking the road without firing upon
Came to Close (tiinrtor*.
For a time the tactics of the Brit
ish were successful, but after a while
the attitude of the Tibetan leaders
convinced Col. MacDonald of the ne
cessity of disarming them. The Tibe
tans numbered about 1,500, and their
resistance’of the effort to disarm them
led to a smart engagement.
The situation for a few moments was
critical, Col. MacDonald and Col.
Younghusband being only a few yards
from the advancing Tibetans. Revol
vers and bayonets were used, and then
a rifle Are was resorted to, at which
the Tibetans fled, but not before sev
eral casualties resulted in the British
The correspondent of the Daily Mail
with the mission was severely
The Tibetans lost heavily, owing to
the inferiority of their weapons, which
were matchlock rifles, but they dis
played the greatest courage, many of
them coming on after they had been
seriously wounded. After the action
there were heaps of dead and a long
trail of dead and wounded extended
to the rear.
After a short halt the advance con
tinued. Nearly the Tibetan camp at
Guru, a second action took place, in
which the artillery played the largest
Finally the Tibetans retreated over
the hills with the exception of about
sixty, who obstinately held the vil
lage. which was finally taken by a
mounted bayonet charge.
The Tibetan losses are believed to
be over 400, while the British casual
ties are about a dozen. ,
The British force returned to Tuna
this evening and stated that rifles
bearing the Russian imperial stamp
and Russian ammunition were found
on the wounded Tibetan officers.
SAVANNAH. GA.. FRIDAY. APRIL 1. 1904.
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A CLOSE VIEW OF THE SUNKEN RUSSIAN CRUISER VARIAG. A SIX-INCH GUN OF HER STARBOARD
BATTERY POINTING SKYWARD.
NOT TO GET PENSIONS
IN CANTEEN CHECKS.
Objection Made to a R'ttetlce That
Obtains* in Some States.
Washington, March 31.—Considera
tion of the sundry civil appropriation
bill was concluded in the House to
day, and the bill was about to be pass
ed, when Mr. Sulzer forced a roll call
on a motion to recommit the bill with
instructions to strike out the para
graph appropriating $136,000 for rental
of the New York Custom House. The
vote showed a quorum was not pre
sent, and so an adjournment was taken
The right of boards of directors of
state homes for disabled volunteer sol
diers to retain certain portions of pen
sion money received by the inmates,
was discussed at length. Mr. Bell of
California assailed his own state for
permitting a canteen to be established
in the California State Home, and
charged that the old soldiers were al
lowed to draw their - pension money
from the home in most instances only
through canteen checks. After extend
ed debate an amendment by Mr. Bell
to correct the evils complained of was
Mr. Sherley (Democrat) of Kentucky
offered an amendment to Mr. Bell’s
amendment,, striking out the anti-can
teen feature. He emphatically de
clared against that "species of pater
nalism, which undertakes to legislate
the morals of people.” He was, he
said, opposed to any anti-canteen law.
The Sherley amendment was voted
A violent attack on the coast and
geodetic survey was made by Mr.
Robinson of Indiana, who charged that
scandal attached to that office in con
nection with allowances for commuta
tion of subsistence. Mr. Hemenway,
in charge of the bill, indignantly de
nied the charges made. Mr. Robinson
of Indiana declared that the allowance
for commutation of subsistence to offi
cers of this service had been abused
simply as a means of increasing sala
ries. He cited instances where some
officers received $2 per day in commu
tation of subsistence, whereas others
in the same command received nothing.
He also mentioned by name men on
vacation who had drawn the allowance.
He said that a system had grown up
in this service which was vicious in
principle and promotive of favoritism.
The House adjourned until to-mor
AGAIN TIIFV DENVER FAILS.
Protected Cruiser Could Not Make
the Required Time.
Boston, March 31.—The protected
cruiser Denver was given a second
government speed trial test over the
Cape Ann course to-day and again
failed to reach her contract require
ments of 17 knots per hour, her aver
age speed being 16.70 knots.
Tidal correction may add slightly to
the speed taken on the ship, and suffi
ciently, the contractors, Neafle & Levy,
claim to bring her speed up to the
The weather and sea conditions were
almost perfect, there being scarcely
any wind and no roll.
The Denver made 16.28 knots on her
first trial trip.
PARKER BUTTONS ARE
WORN IN CONGRESS.
Washington, March 31.—The Parker
presidential boom is the first to be
supported in Congress by a campaign
button. Representative Fitzgerald of
New York appeared in the House to
day wearing In the lapel of his coat a
handsome button on which was pho
tographed the likeness of Judge Par
ker, and a caption declaring his can
didacy for the presidency.
Mr. Fitzgerald was besieged by many
of his Democratic colleagues for but
tons, and supplied their wants to a
CLEVELAND oThIS ILK
WOULD MAKE HIM BOLT.
Sioux Falls. S. D., March 31.—After
announcing an intention to bolt the
National Democratic Convention If
Grover Cleveland or any Democrat like
htm is nominated, former United States
Senator R. F. Pettigrew was to-day
elected chairman of the state delega
tion from South Dakota. It was be
fore the Democratic state convention
had adjourned, and after Mr. Petti
grew's selection as a delegate, that
he declared explicitly an intention to
t-oU under the conditions named. Mr,
Pettigrew's election a chairman of
the delegation followed to-day.
SUIT FOR CANAL
FRENCH COURT DECIDES
THAT TIIE COMPLAINT IS NOT UE-
C El VAHI.E.
Colombia Must Pay the Costs of the
Suit It Instituted—Decision Is
Lengthy, Reviewing the Cfreum
stauees of the Coneessioas—Co
lombia's Rights Disappeared
When It Lost Its Ability' to Exer
Paris, March 31. —The first civil
tribunal of the Seine to-day decided
the case of the republic of Colombia
against tne Panama Canal Company
in favor of the defendants. The de
cision holds the complaint of Colom
bians not receivable and condemns the
plaintiffs to pay the costs of the
This decision has the effect of re
moving the legal obstacles In the way
of the transfer of the canal conces
sion from the company to the United
The decision is a lengthy document,
fully reviewing all the early circum
stances of the concession and setting
forth the various acts of the Colom
bian Congress, the treaties, etc., par
ticularly Articles 20, 21 and 22 of th"
treaty of March 20, 1878, whereby the
company acquired Us rights.
Has Lost Sovereignty.
"These articles.” the decision says,
"have the manifest purpose of assur
ing the full exercise of sovereignty
over the canal. It results from what
is established before this tribunal'that
Colombia is not in possession of the
territory traversed by the canal. By
coming before a French court in order
to sustain Us rights over the canal Co
lombia tacitly admits its inability to
itself control the canal. It, therefore,
follows naturally that it has lost sov
ereignty over the territory traversed
by the canal.
fit also appears that this sovereignty
is maintained by the new republic of
Panama, which is in actual possession
of the authority and power of adminis
tration and of police. Under such cir
cumstances it remains for the Panama
Company to accept the actual sit
uation of authority and the fact rela
tive to the territory embraced by the
concession. Therefore, the action com
menced by Colombia, is not receiv
The decision gave great satisfaction
to the American officials and the Pan
ama Canal Company. Ambassador
Porter received early word of the de
cision and expressed himself ns well
satisfied with the outlook for an early
winding up of the transfer.
The Panama Canal Company
promptly took steps to call a meeting
of the stockholders for a final ratifi
cation of the sale to the United States.
The iaw requires twenty-five days’ no
tice before a meeting, so the ratifica
tion is expected April 25. The com
pany has taken precautions to see that
a majority is sure to ratify, and it al
ready has far more than a majority of
the stock pledged to ratification. The
subsequent proceedings, therefore, are
considered mere formalities.
A SIMPLE MATTER OF
Washington, March 31.—President
Roosevelt and Attorney General Knox
had a conference to-day subsequent to
the receipt from the Associated Press
of the information that the govern
ment of Colombia had lost its suit in
the French courts. At the conclusion
of the interview, Attorney General
Knox announced that there now was
no more reason for delay than might
be occasioned by the transfer of a
title to a twenty-fort lot in Washing
The Attorney General added that the
action of the French court had dis
posed of the last legal obstacle in the
way of the transfer of the canal com
The dissolution of the Panama Canal
Company, so far as the transfer of the
property to this country is concerned,
probably will take place the latter part
of April. The payment of the 140,000,-
000 to the company will be made about
that time. It is not likely that the
payment of the 110,000,000 to the Re
public of Panama will be made prior
to that to the canal company. It la
the view of the President and the At
torney General that the two payments
should be practically, ooncurreut.
ARMS FOR NICARAGUA
I)o Not Mena That That Country Is
Bent Upon War.
New Orleans, March 31.—Referring
to dispatches from Havana concerning
the shipments of arms and ammuni
tion on the Nicaraguan gunboat Ome
tepe to be used by the Nicaraguan
government, the acting consul of Ni
caragua said to-day that the transac
tion at Havana was absolutely with
The Ometepe was recently bought by
the Central American government, but
being unable to ship a Spanish crew
at New Orleans, went to Havana.
Consul Echazarreta also went to the
Cuban capital. While there the consul
learned of a lot of arms and ammuni
tion in bond which the Cuban govern
ment had ordered that must either be
sold or deposited in the government ar
senal. The consul reported to his
government and T. M. Solomon & Cos.,
financial agents here of Nicaragua,
were authorized (o make the purchise.
The arms and ammunition are to be
used in strengthening the present Ni
caraguan army. The purchase com
prised 2,800 reformed Remington rifles,
200,000 rounds of ammunition and some
“Absolute peace prevails In Nicara
gua," said Acting Consul Rose. “She
has no intention of going to war. in
my official capacity I will state that
the relations are so friendly between
the United States and Nicaragua that
any suggestion of Nicaragua resisting
the United States is ridiculous. There
is no chance of trouble of any kind in
my country. Our desire is to maintain
peace, if necessary, to force it, and de
vote ourselves to the development of
our commercial and Industrial Inter
ests. We are even now investing
$500,000 in the building of a harbor at
QUEER TURN GIVEN
TO THE BOTKIN CASE.
Triad lo Go oil Despite Slatrmrnta
San Francisco, March 31.—There was
another surprise in the Botkin murder
case to-day. Owing to the charges
made yesterday of attempts to tam
per with jurors on behalf of the de
fendant, it was understood that the
first proceeding to-day would be the
discharge of the jury. This, however,
did not occur and the trial proceeded
Attorney Knight stated to the court
that, contrary to the advice of her
counsel, Mrs. Botkin insisted on the
trial continuing, saying she was sat
isfied the jury would render a just
verdict. On being asked by the Judge
if this was her decision, Mrs. Botkin
said that *t was.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Fer
ral called Judge Cook's attention to
the statement by the court yesterday
that under the circumstances, should
the defendant be found guilty, he
would be compelled to grant anew
trial. Mr. Ferral said he did not want
this assertion considered binding. An
order abrogating that portion of yes-,
terday’s proceedings was made. The
court then ordered that the Jury be
admitted. The trial was resumed and
the prosecution completed Its case.
Judge Cook admonished the Jury, In
forming them that until the end of
the trial they must remain together In
the care of the sheriff.
THREE PERSONS WENT
OVER SHOSHONE FALLS.
Pltmaed 300 Feet in the Waters of
the Snake River,
Boise, Idaho, March 31.—Three per
sons have plunged 230 feet to their
death over the Shoshone Falls of the
Snake r'ver. They were Miss Marie
Willis. Samuel Graham and a man
whose name is unknown.
Miss Willis sometimes runs the fer
ryboat at this point. Last Miss
Willis took the boat across in response
to a call. On the return she found the
guide rope was not working properly
and put back. Graham and the other
man, seeing from the opposite side that
there was trouble, took their skiffs and
crossed to the ferryboat. They took
Miss Willis off and started back to the
south bank. As the boat neared the
shore it filled and went down, all three
No trace of the bodies has been
Rev. B. 11. Melton Declines.
Richmond. Va.. March 31.—Rev. B.
H. Melton, pastor of Marshall Street
| Chrletlan Church, who was called to
the presidency of Atlantic College, Wil
son, N. C., to succeed Dr. J. C. Soog
! gins resigned, baa declined the offer.
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SEVEN DEAD: FIVE INJURED.
OVta GIRL FOOLISHLY' THREW A
SQUID INTO A STOVE.
That In Said to Have fanned the
Explonian—Building Wan Wrecked
mill Set on Fire—Two Small Child
ren on tile Floor Above five Squib
Factory Were Killed Bodies
Were Burned So That Recognition
Scranton, Pa., March 31.—Seven per
sons are known to have been killed and
five fatally injured by an explosion in
the factory of the Dickson Squib Com
pany at Priceburg, near here, to-day.
The dead are:
Lizzie Bray, Priceburg.
Lillian Mahan, Priceburg.
Beokie Lewis, North Scranton.
Lizzie Matthews, Olyphant.
George Callahan, Priceburg.
Teresa Callahan, Priceburg.
Those fatally injured are;
Martha B. Haybrown.
Twenty girls were employed in ths
factory. What caused the explosion is
not known, but it is said that one of
the girls threw a squib into a stove,
and that the force of the explosion was
so great that it wrecked the building
and set it on fire. The squibs are used
in coal mining.
The Dickson Squib Company occu
pied only the first floor of the build
ing, the Callahan family having rooms
on the second floor. It was here that
the two Callahan children lost their
lives. Thomas Callahan, the father,
was at work, and Mrs. Callahan had
just left the room when the explosion
occurred. The children, aged 3 years
and 6 months, respectively, were play
ing on the floor. Both were instantly
The building caught fire, and the
flames communicated to the two ad
joining buildings, one occupied as a
hotel and the other as a butcher shop.
Both were destroyed.
All of the bodies have been taken
from the debris. The bodies of the,
dead employes were so badly burne
that it was with great difficulty th
they could be recognized.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING
ABOUT THESE THINGS?
Williams Asks Department of Jnat-
Ice for Information.
Washington, March 31.—Representa
tive Williams of Mississippi introduced
two resolutions of inquiry addressed
to the Department of Justice to-day.
One requests information as to wheth
er any criminal prosecutions have been
instituted by the department against
the Individuals or corporations who
were adjudged recently by the Su
preme Court of the United States In
the Northern Securities case to be
guilty of having violated the laws of
the United States by entering into un
lawful combinations In restraint of in
terstate commerce, 'and to send to the
House all papers and documents and
other Information bearing upon the
prosecutions inaugurated, or about to
be inaugurated in that behalf.”
The other resolution requested in
formation as to whether any investi
gation was ever had at the suggestion
of the Attorney General, or by the De
partment of Justice at the suggestion
of any one else, "of the so-called an
thracite coal trust," Consisting of the
anthracite-carrying railroads doing an
interstate business, whether any report
was ever mado of such Investigation,
and if so, to send to the House 4he re
port and all papers and documents and
information bearing upon the same.
NOT ALL TO GET PAY.
Volnnfeer Soldiers Who Are Eirtitled
to Reeele It. .
■Washington, March 31.—Soldiers who
served In the Spanish-Arnerican and
Philippine wars have been misinformed
as to their rights to the two months'
extra pay under the recent decision of
the .controller of the Treasury Depart
It is not trite that each and every
soldier who served in said wars is so
entitled. The decision gives no addi
tional rights to soldiers who enlisted
in state organizations, that they did
not already possess, nor to soldiers of
the regular army, the latter not be
ing entitled to the sulci' two months ex
tra pay. unless they enlisted after
April 21. 1898, and before Oct. 26, 1898,
and who were discharged prior to Jan.
1, 1900. and whose service was “honest
and faithful.” So that, as a matter
of fact, those soldiers only who en
listed in the United States volunteers,
and served in the Philippine insurrec
tion '‘honestly end faithfully," and
were mustered out of the service with
their organization, come within the
purview of said decision.
The organization embraced in the
term “United States volunteers” are
the Twenty-sixth to the Forty-ninth
regiments, United States Volunteer,
Infantry, and the Eleventh United
States Volunteer, Cavalry, authorized
by the act of Congress of March 2,
TWO LIVES WERE LOST
When R Steam Pipe Exploded oil
the Sarah Lujine,
Newbern, N. C., March 31.—A tele
phone message received here says a
steam pipe exploded on the steamer
Sarah Louise. Capt. Mark Fulcher,
near Pltchkettle. up the Neuse river,
twenty-two miles from Newbern. One
negro named Washington was scalded
to death and another negro jumped
overboard and was drowned.
The steamer is able to travel under
her own steam, and is now on her
way to Newbern. She Is owned by
Ellis Williams of Newbera, who is her