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TIE FIFTY NINTH
1 WEEK'S TIME
A Forcast of the Import
ant Matters Likely to be
Considered at Next Ses
sion of Congress Which
Opens in One Week.
A Great Number of Im
portant Matters are De
manding Attention. A
Resume of What is Most
Likely to be Considered.
s Final action on the Santo Do- *
4 mingo treaty, which has bteen *
* pending for some time. *
* The Isle of Pines treaty and the *
* Morocco treaty also will come *
* before the Senate for action. *
* The further restriction of immi- *
* gnu ion is one of the most im- *
* portaut subjects to be taken up. *
* A measure limiting the working *
* hours of railway employes. *
s The case of Senator Smoot of *
' Utah. probably will be disposed *
* of. *
* Two election reform measures, *
* one providing for publicity in *
- campaign affairs and the other *
r prohibiting corporation campaign »
? contributions, are awaiting con- *
* sideration. *
* The ship subsidy bill, the bill to *
* reduce the tariff on Philippine *
* products entering the United »
* States, the Chinese exclusion law, *
* the anti-injunction bill and the *
* eight-hour law are other impor- *
* tant left-over measures that will *
«= receive the attention of the short *
1 session if time permits. *
Washington, D. C., Nov. 27. —One
rceek hence the final session of the
Fifty-ninth Congress will be doing
business and many of the members
i both branches are already gath
ered in Washington in anticipation
of the opening. As a general thing!
tne short session is neither a busy
nor an important one., but the pre
vailing opinion among the legislators
is that the approaching session will
brush aside precedent and establish
a record for the despatch of impor-
taut business. The President is ex
rected to make a number cf new re
commendations in his message, which
with the large amount of left-over
business and the appropriation bills,
will certainly keep both the House
rnd Senate "on the jump" to clear
the decks before the Congress ex
rires on the 4th of next March.
The Repulllicans feel that the
strength of the administration has
been increased by the November
elections, which means that the
President will push ahead deter
minedly with the development of his
executive and legislative programme.
If the President's wishes are heeded
Congress will keep it 3 hands off
the Cuban situation and leave the
administration free to go ahead with
its present plans for the pacifica
tion cf the island. It is not. thought
tr.at the coming session will tackle
the subject of corporations, though
this is one of the "leaders" in the
President's programme. Many of
the party leaders believe it wiP**"* to
let such an important subject av.
President's demand for a
license law for all corporations doing
inter-State business go over to
the Sixtieth Congress, which will
have more time to give to tne sub
ject. Though nothing authoritatively
i? to be learned in regard to the
matter it is rumored that the Presi
t'nit h?s been won over by his advi
sers and will consent to withheld his
cnti-corporation programme for a
If the left-over business is disposed
t'- f and the appropriation bills passed,
the short session will have a good
record for industry. The Senate will
flave more work than the House. It
i'a.s before it some important treat
ies, and it will have to decide what
s hall be the final disposition of some
important legislation which went
through the House at the last ses
sion and was temporarily pigeon
holed in Senate committees.
The Santo Domingo treaty, which
has been pending for a year and a
half: the treaty ceding the Isle of
Pmes to Cr.oa, which is strongly op
besed by Senator Morgan, and tbe
"loi'i'teo treaty are to come before
The further restriction of immigra
tion is cne of the first questions of
country wide interest that will be
taK n up. Adjournment last June
It ft the bill pending because the two
'tranches were unable to agree on
some of its provisions. Tfhe head
•ax and the educational test are the
Iw: > iioinls in dispute. *lt was said
a * the time that the majority feared
10 take final action because of the
( sT''Ct it might have on the coming
f a ctions. Now that the elections are
c 'ver there appears to be no good
«eason why an agreement should not
lio reached and the measure put
through with little difficulty.
The Smoot case is bound to bob
l 'P >iguin and some action probably
THE HICKORY DEMOCRAT
AND PRESS ,
will be taken to take his seat away
irom the Mormon senator. The
chances are, however, that the case
will go over on some pretext or an
other, as it has already dragged
along for four years, and that the
senator from Utah will • eventually
fill out his term. I
Two election reform are
pending. One provides for publicity
m campaign affairs, the other pro
hibits corporation contributions for
campaign purposes/ Neither bill
made much headway during the last
session, and notwithstanding that the
measure has the President's appro
val, it seems doubtful whether it
gets through at this session.
A strong effort is to be made to
pull through the ship subsidy bill.
This measure was passed by the Sen
ate last session, but was held up on
tbe Hfepse. The fate of the bill is
in Speaker's hands anJ if Mr.
Cannon can be won over the measure
will become a law.
The bill lowering the duties on
Philippine products entering the
United States, popularly known as
the Philippine tariff bill, is another
important piece of "left-over" legis
lation. President Roosevelt and Sec
letary Taft are botk strongly in
favor of this legislation, believing
that it will go a long way toward
strengthing the faith of the Filipinos
in the good intentions of the United
States. The trusty have put up bit
ter opposition to the measure, which
was pigeon-holed in the "Senate last
session, and its supporters will prob
ably find it necessary to accept some
modifications in the bill before it can
Senator LaFollette's bill limiting
the working hours of railroad em
ployees will come up for ,a vote in
January. This measure has the ap
proval of the President and it is
possible that it maj be enacted at
the present session.
Among the other unfinished pieces
of legislation that will be pressing
for consideration are the Foraker
bill, to make Porto Ricans citizens of
the United States, the bills for copy
light revision, for codifying the re
vised statutes, a bi.l providing for a
cable to the canal zone, for swamp
leclamation under the irrigation
statute, the anti-injunction bill, the
eight-hour bill ,and a bill for the|
retirement of superannuated Federal
BREAKS IN TOBACCO MARKET.
Last Week Busy Time at Tobacco
Markets—About 2,000,000 Pounds
Were Brought In.
Winston-Salem, Nov. 26. —The to
bacco breaks for last week on this
market were simply immense, and
when the sales closed late Friday
afternoon there was enough leaf yet
in the wagons to keep the ware
housemen busy selling until Satur
While no definite information is yet
obtainable as to the amount of leat
told, it is estimated by tobacconists
that about 2,000,000 pounds were
brought here last week. The prices
held up remarkably well, the aver
age being • about 9% cents. Some
fancy wrappers brought as high as
50 cents per pound. A large pro
portion of the crop will be sold be
fore Christmas, the condition of the
leaf compelling the growers to bring
it to market. The general opinion is
that not over 16,000,000 pounds will
be sold on this market this year, our
manufacturers being compelled to
cover the deficit, about 20,000,000
pounds, buying on other markets in
this State and in Virginia.
The nicest thing" about having
money is that nobody ever cares then
whether you pay your bills or not.
Bronzed and Invigorated
From his Long Sea Voy
age President Returns
to his Own Fire Side.
Conference with Leob,
Washington, Nov. 27. —President
Roosevelt, bronzed and invigorated in
health from his long sea trip to
Panama and Porto Rico, was in his
office early today.
Secretary Loeb took to him a
large amount of correspondence which
had accumulated since the President s
departure and was with him up till
the time of the cabinet meeting.
The President's special message on
the Panama canal, it is now expect
ed, will' be sent to Congress prob
ably about a week after it convenes
on Monday. *
It will deal with every phaze of
the question and give a graphic and
c'etailed description of the conditions
on the isthmus as the President found
them. . ,
There will be recommendations for
the betterment of conditions which
suggested themselves during his
Southern Illinois Fruit Growers.
Marion, 111., Nov. 27. —The Southern
Illinois Horticultural Society opened
its thirty-third annual meeting here
today with a good attendance of fruit
growers and horticultural experts. A
two days' programme provides for
numerous papers and practical dis
cussions on subjects of importance
to those engaged in fruit growing. A
notable exhibition of garden and or
chard products is being held in con
junction with the meeting.
WOULD AID CENSUS
OFFICERS TU GET
In his Annual Report Direc
tor of Censur North Says
Bureau Desires to Bring
System of Reporting to
He Favors the Enactment of
More Rigid Laws to Enable
Census Officers to Secure
Information Regard in g
Washington, Nov. 27. —The annual
report of the Director of the Census
North he says, concerning the cot
ton reports, it has been the earnest
desire of the bureau to bring it's
system of reporting to the highest
degree of efficiency.
"A complete record of the quantity
of cotton ginned," it states, "is not
possible unless the ginners' report
accurately the output of their gins.
That the great majority of them do
this, I have no doubt; that many
have failed to do so is made evident
by the distribution report; and in
some sections there are signs of
more or less concerted purpose to
underestimate the 'ginnings in the
hope of thereby influencing the cur
rent of the market price of the crop.
"There can be no question that the
census ginning reports have been
worth many millions of dollars to
cotton planters by protecting the
market from the assaults of specula
tors, whose privately gathered sta
tistics no longer carry weight when
they differ from those of the iqfensus."
Director North recommends the
enactment of more rigid laws to ena
ble the census officers to secure in
ELECTRIC POWER ASSURED.
Catawba Power Will Go to Statesville
—Marriage Tomorrow —Death of Mrs.
Statesville, Nov. 27.—Mrs. Jane Bar
rett, wife of Rev. R. G. Barrett, died
Sunday about 12 o'clock at her home
on West End avenue. She had been
in bad health for a long time and her
death had been expected at any time
for several days. Mrs. Barrett was a
native of Iredell, and was a sister of
Messrs. A. E., W. F., and J. M.
Sharpe, all of this county.
At the home of the bride's mother,
Mrs. Sarah J. Deal, on Front street,
tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock, Mr. P.
P. Puruell and Miss Blanche Deal will
be united in marriage, Rev. Frank Siler
officiating. The bridal party will leave
immediately after the ceremony for
Franklington to visit the groom's pa
rents. Among the out-of-town friends
here to attend the marriage are Mrs.
Jno. D. Lineberger and Miss Ethel
Lineberger, of Shelby; Mrs. J. P. Hugh
ey, of Salisbury, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
A. Jenkins, of Gastonia.
Farmer's Institute Dates.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 27. —The
meeting of the Middle Tennessee
Farmers' Institute, which was to have
opened here today, has been post
poned for one week. The session will
begin next Tuesday and continue three
days. The loctl committee in charge
of arrangements is >n receipt of ad
vices indicating that the attendance
will be unusually large.
HICKORY, N. p.. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29, 1906 t
MILLS IN GOOD SHAPE.
Meeting of Stockholders cf Monarch
Mills at Union, South Carolina-
Major Fant Re-Elected President.
Union, S. C., November 27. —The an
nual stockholders' meeting of Monarch
Cotton Mills in this city was held
here yesterday, and the able manner
in which the affairs of that corpora
tion have been conducted by President
and Treasurer John A. Fant was evi
denced by the fine report which he sub
mitted, marking the the close of the
most successful year in the history
of the mills.
There in operation in Mon
arch mills 40_J00 spindles and 1,000
looms, and they are running to their
fullest capacity, and as the product
has been sold at a good, round price,
besides declaring the semi-annual div
idend of three per cent., payable Jan
uary Ist. a handsome amount was car
ried to the undivided profits account.
At this meeting Major Fant was re
elected president and treasurer and all
the former directors also re-elected,
as follows: S. M. Milliken, New York;
R. P. Snelling, Boston; E. M. Greene,
Orange, N. J.; Captain A. H. Foster,
Captain F. M. Farr, Emslie Nicholson
and John A. Fant., of Union.
BROKE EIGHT-HOUR LAW.
Indictments Returned for Allged Vio
lation of the Eight-Hour Law.
Columbia, S. C., Nov. 27. —In the
United States court here today indict
ments were handed out against con
tractors engaged in the work on the
Charleston Navy Yard on the charge
of violating the eight-hour law.
The indicements are against Morse
Deleon, of Augusta; Grant Wilkins, of
Atlanta and New York, the Jewel Fil
tration Co., of New Jersey; the Clark
Construction Co., of Illinois; the Penn
sylvania Bridge Co., of Pennsylvania;
the Simons Mayrant Co., of South Car
The actions have been instituted by
District Attorney Cochran acting under
orders from the Department of Justice
It is charged that the contractors
have been working laborers more than
eight hours per day, contrary to the
statute which compels the observation
of the 8-hour law on Government work.
Texas Tackles Pullman Company.
Austin, Texas, Nov. 27. —The Texas
Railroad Commission gave a hearing
today to railroad officials in regard
to the sleeping car service, which
the commission purposes to improve
and at the same time lower the rates.
The railroads are'required to show
cause why the sleeping car service
in this State should not be taken
under control by the commission and
a horizontal reduction made in the
existing rates for seats and berths.
If women voted they would want a
law saying what kind of clothes you
had to wear when you did it.
Members of Epworth Lea
gue of M. E. Church of
New Castle Decide to
Give up Half Hour
Daily in Prayer,
New Castle, Pa., Nov. 27. —Mem-
bers of the Epworth Leaugue of the
Methodist Episcopal Churches of this
city have adopted something of the
tenets of the Roman Catholic
Church as far as it pertains to the
By a concerted movement the mem
bers of the denomination will cease
all toil daily from one to one-thirty
to pray for their fe^lowmen.
The movement is, a part of the at
tempt at the great moral awakening,
according to the religious leaders,
and regardless of what the Metho
dists may be doing, or where they
may be, for the thirty minutes speci
fied they will stop and pray.
IN THE TRIAE OF
Great Sensation Created in
Court Room When Prose
cution Offered as Evidence
Unborn Child Taken at
Autopsy of Grace Brown.
Defense Objected but Prose
cution Claimed Right to
Produce Even Body of girl.
Damaging Testimony to
Herkimer, N. Y., Nov. 27. —A sensa
tion was created in the court room
when the prosecution offered as evi
dence the unborn child taken«*t the
i.utopsy from the body of Grace
Brown, the responsibility for whose
'ieath Chester Gillette is being tried.
District Attorney Ward met imme
diate objection from the defense. "It
•ias no bearing on case and is only
offered as the means of making the
people's case speetacular," said Mr.
Thomas, of the counsel for Gillette.
"If I were sure that there was to
be no denial from the defense that
such a condition existed I would ex
clude 'it,' said the court.
Mr. Thomas assured him the girl's
pregnant condition would not be dis
Mr. Ward insisted that the exhibit
"I would like to exhibit the girl's
crtire body here," said Mr. Ward.
"I have the right to take it from
it's grave if I want to, and bring it
The exhibit was admitted.
Dr. E. H. Douglas, who occupied
witness stand J swearing he assisted
m it's removal from the body found
in Big Moose Lake.
Dr. Douglas gave several compari
sons between conditions usually
found in drowned bodies and condi
t,ons found in the body of Grace
"The liver in the cases of drowning
is livid; in this case it was pale. Jo
cases pf drowning the hands become
muddy and the finger nails dirty.
They were clean in this case. There
is water in the pleura cavity in cases
of drowning; there was no such
water in this case. There also
very little water in the stomach."
HIGHEST PRICE YET
Sensational Advance in Contracts at
Opening of Cotton Exchange.
New York, Nov. 27.—There was a
sensational advance in November con
tracts at the opening of the cotton ex
change this morning on the covering
of belated shorts who purchased about
2,000 bales and sent the price up 90
points or $4.70 the highest price of the
The rest of the list sympathized on
slightly with strength of November,
owing to the heavy realizing by pro
Increase of Wages.
Amesbury, Mass., Nov. 27. —A no
tice of the restoration of the wage
scale to that paid prior to November,
1905, was posted at the Hamilton
Cotton Mills here today. This means
an increase of about 10 per cent, in
the wages of all operatives. There
are 800 hands employed at the mills.
THEY DUB CHICAGO
JUSTICE A FARCE
Hebrew Protective Associa
tion Announces its Deter
mination to Abondon Ap
peal to Police. To use
Large Audience of Alleged
Victims of Rowdyism,
Some' With Bandaged
Heads, Others Limping,
Meet to Present Cases.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 27. —Denouncing
the Chicago police as "bullies" and
"tyrants" and Chicago justice as
"ridiculous," the recently formed He
brew Protective -Association, an
nounced last night it's determination
to abandon the direct appeal to the
police department in the cases of
"Jew-baiting," and conduct it's fight
by the vigilance committee methods.
The details of the associations
plans were reported to the Jews of
the Ghetto at a mass meeting held
at the westside auditorium.
Nearly a quarter of the audience
was made up of alleged victims of
Some had their neads swathed in
bandages, others limped or carried
All were eager to lay their case
before their organization and obtain
it's aid and to this end everyone
talked at once until the meeting
broke up in disorder from sheer ex
cess of enthusiasm.
The association is preparing to con
duct a campaign almost wholly in
dependent of the city authorities.
A private detective force is to be
organized, a medical staff to be
formed to care for the victims of
riots without charge and a legal de-
I partment will collect evidence and
INJURED IN RUNAWAY.
Prominent Farmer Seriously, Perhaps
Fatally, Injured by Runaway Team
Concord, N. C., Nov. 27. —J. C.
Houie, a well-known farmer near
liarrisburg, was seriously, perhaps
latally injured late Monday evening
by a runaway team. He had sold
cotton here returning home driving
a two-horse team. He is paralizeu
end in a dangerous condition.
Texas Real Estate Men.
Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 27. —The
Texas Real Estate and Industrial As
sociation is holding its tenth annnal
convention in Fort Worth with an
attendance of members and others
from many parts of the State.
Ways and means for promoting the
industrial development and general
welfare of the State is the general
subject of discussion.
Collector for Robinson &
Co. of this City Kills In
solent Negro in Self De
fense Near Waxaw, N.
C. Negro Fired Shots.
Waxhaw, Nov. 27— Ben Hood, a
negro living near this place was shot
and killed late yesterday afternoon
by either J. W. Lance or T. O. Lambert
collectors for C. H. Robinson & Co., of
Charlotte. Lance and Lambert went to
Hood's to make a collection. Hood
drew his gun and shot Lance in the
arm. One or both of the young men
returned the fire killing the negro in
The affair has created a good deal
of excitement in this community and
at one time it was feared the negroes
would do violence to the men respon
sible for the death of Hood. Today,
however, everything is quiet.
Just what the outcome will be is
yet unknown. An inquest is being held
It is reported that Hood had made
threats against the collector saying
that he would shoot him if he came
to his house again. Lance was shot in
the arm and has a painful, though not
C. H. Robinson & Co., of this city
do a large business in subscription
books. Lance has been with the com
pany for several years and was one
of their most trustworthy employes.
He was regarded as quiet and peacia
ble. He is from Buncombe county. Mr.
Robinson sent a man to Waxhaw this
morning to investigate the matter and
take whatever steps are necessary for
the protection of his employes.
It is reported here that Hood was an
insolent, turbulent negro and that this
was not the first time he had shot at
THE BEST JOS PRINTING (»
ALL KINDB AT THI3 OFFICE.
A SPECIAL POLICE
Mayor of Chicago Appoints
Policemen in Plain Clothes
. to Mingle in Crowd at Lec
ture To-night and see That
Tillman is Unharmed.
Negro Policemen Appointed.
Chief of Police Fears no
Trouble. Negroes Make
Futile Attempt to Prevent
Chicago, 111., November 27.—Mayor
Dunne announced that he would de
tail a number of special policemen in
plain clothes to mingle at the throng
at the lecture of Senator Ben Tillman
to-night and see that no violence or
insult was offered the Senator.
Among the number were several
negro officers who received instruc
tions from Chief-of-Police Collins to
watch for any possible outbreak.
They are selected because of their
acquaintance with the colored popula
tion of Chicago.
It is not expected by the chief of
police that there will be any trouble.
A number of colored men today
sought the advice of lawyers regarding
the procuring of an injunction restrain
ing the Senator from delivering his
They were informed that such a
step might possibly succeed, but the
chances were against it, and even
though it was successful it would not
fail to have the ultimate effect of
embittering the racial feeling.
The project was then abandoned.
Senator Tillman is expected to ar
rive early this afternoon.
Will Not Change Address.
Janesville, Wis., Nov. 27. —Senator
Tillman was here today for half an
1 our en route to Chicago. He antici
pated no trouble, and said it is
etrange if a United States Senator
cannot speak in a Northern city with
out police protection.
In Irs address bo will net -
| ceviate from his attitude regarding
the negroes. He laughed at the
talk of a body guard.
Will Speak as He Feels.
Chicago, Nov. 27. —When Senator
Tillman arrived in this city this after
noon he was met at the depot by a
committee of ladies who have in charge
the interests of the hospital in behalf
of which the senator is to lecture.
Mrs. Adele Keeler head of the com
committee after greeting the senator
"We hope, Senator, that you will
not say anything that will be likely
to stir up trouble."
"Mrs. Keeler," the Senator replied,
"I think I will say just about what I
feel like saying in my lecture."
No otlier statement was made by the
Senator, who was immediately driven
to his hotel.
A force of about a dozen police of
ficers in uniform and a number of oth
ers in plain clothes were in the depot
under the command of Assistant Chief
of Police Schuettler but there was
no demonstration of any kind, nor
was there any gathering of colored
people in or about the depot.
Y. M. C. A. BLDb. DESTROYED.
New Britain, Conn., Nov. 27. —Fire
this morning destroyed the handsome
Y. M. C. A.v building and extended
to several other buildings in the
neighborhood, causing a loss of over
The fire started in the rear of the
Y. M. C. A. bftlding and spread with
BIG COMPANY FINED /
New York, Nov. 27. —A fine of $18,•
000 was imposed upon the American
Sugar Refining company by Judge
Hough of the United States Circuiv
court for, accepting rebates from the
New York Central Railroad compony
The rebates amounted to $26,000.
Bright New Coins for Xmss.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 26: —Bright
goldpieces will nestle in the toes of
nf many little stockings at Christ
mas-time. The United States mint
in this city now is a-whirr with ac
tivity and the monster presses are
taxed to the utmost turning out
hundreds of coins each minute to
meet the great demand of the Christ
mas rush. Six millions of dollars in
gold, in double eagles, eagles and
two-and-a-half pieces will be coined
before the New Year. The tiny two
and-a-half piece, hardly larger than
a cent, is the popular Christmas
coin. The demand for the minor
«oins, dimes, nickels and cents, so
necessary to the shopper, is greater
than ever before .The coinage of
pennies alone will reach a million
dollars before the demand of the
holiday season is supplied.
New Jersey's Final Trip.
Bodston, Mass., Nov. 26.—The 14,-
948-ton battleship, New Jersey, built at
the Fore River yards at Quincy, has
its final acceptance trial today over
the usual New England course. On
her last trip some trouble was exper
ienced with hot bearings and the board
of inspection recommended another