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VOL.20. SMITHFIELD, N. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 15,1901. NO j
WASHINGTON NEWS NOTES.
Senator Frye Re-Elected President
pro Tem of the Senate?Notes
About the Vice-President?
Other News of Interest.
Washington, Mar. 13, 1901.
The President keeps very busy
these days between "that tlbicli
eometli to him daily" in tlifway
of executive work, last interviews
with departing Congressmen.and
meeting and greeting tlie visiting
delegations that still linger on at
the capital. V
At the last cabinet meeting
among other business transacted
was the appointment of the nve
members of the Spanish War
Claims Commission, ex-Senatyr
Chandler, of New Hampshire,
being made president. The coi
flrmation of these commission
appointments was among thb
closing work done by the Senate
before the adjournment last Sat|
The White House guests for.
Inauguration, the President's!
brother, the latter's wife audi
daughter, his sister, Mrs. Hun-'
can, and other members of his
family have all gone, and the
wheels of the official and domes
tic executive household are enter
ing their ordinary grooves again.
The President looks well, bright
and cheerful these days, thankful
doubtless that the great cere
mony is passed and over and
that it reflects only credit on all
connected with it.
A pretty uction on his part
noted by your correspondent the
other day was his gift, at the re
ception of the members of a
young ladies school who had
come on for the festivities of the
week and called upon the Presi
dent, to each of the girls of a
flower from a basket that stood
full upon his desk.
Mil. R008EVELT IN CONGRESS.
Tlie lion of the hour for the last
week has been of course the Presi
dent of the Senate, who conduct
ed himself manfully and unerr
ingly and with characteristic
coolness in the no easy task of
presiding over the Senate. He
showed no fear in using the gavel
and brought the gi ay-haired
Senators to order with amazing
aplomb. He depreciated the ap
plause from the galleries 1hat
was tendered him when heentered
the chamber while tlie Senate of
the Fifty-seventh Congress was
in session," and on one occasion
threatened if it did not immedi
ately cease to clear them.
The scene of Senator F rye's re-'
election last Wednesday iis the
pro tempore President of the
Senate, to act on occasions of
Vice-President's absence, was al
most touching. Senator Allison
of Iowa offered the resolution,
which was immediately adopted,
and he and Senator Morgan, of
Alabama, were appointed a com
mittee to escart the Maine Sena
tor to the chair. Senator Frye
was almost overcome with emo
tion at this latest manifestation
of his colleagues' appreciation of
The recapitulation of the ap
propriations of the Fifty-sixth
Congress places the total of the
two sessions at *1,440,062,345.
THE VICE-PRESIDENT Iff BOCIETY.
The Vice-l'rewideut is tasting
Washington* hospitality to the
full these days, and each day
since his arrival here before the
Inauguration he luis been the
guest of honor at some net? *<1
dinner table. Among his hosts
have been Commander and Mrs.
Cowles, at whose home he is at
present stopping?Mrs. Cowles
bemg his sister?Senator l)epew
and lus niece Miss Paulding, and
Senator and the Misses kean.
At the latter the entire Cabinet
was invited to meet him. lie
seems to enjoy the novelty of the
situation and appears ever hear
ty, appreciative and 'good
Mrs. Roosevelt, and their six
children accompanied Mr. Roose-j
'"?It to the Capital on Saturday
of last week to witness the Inau
guration hut returned on the .r>th
to home and study for the re-:
mainder of the season at Oyster
Bay. . I
The Vice-President has leased
for his Washington residence the
splendid Bellamy Storer mansion
on Rhode Island Avenue.
It is adlnirably adapted for
large entertainments, being very
spacious and most conveniently
arranged for large gatherings.
It is sumptuously furnished, and
it is said that the Vice-President
pavs $(5,000 a year for its use.
This was the home while here
of Secretary of StateOlney. Situ
ated directly oppo ite to it is
Mrs. Sheridan's home and at:re
light the beautiful Barney Man
sion, the present home of the Sec
retary of War and his family.
Not far west of it, on the other
side is Admiral Dewey's home,
the Nation 's gift.
MISS PAULDING H "DISENGAGE
Quite a sensation was created
in society a few weeks ago by the
announcement by Senator Pepew
of the cancelling of the engage
ment of his niece, Miss Annie
Depew Paulding, and Mr. John
R. Eddie, 1". S. N. 1 he engage
ment of the two young people
was formally announced at a
great dinner at Corcoran House
lonly about two months ago, and
Vt he marriage, which promised to
be the marriage of the season,
Was to have taken place during
Waster week, and an elaborate
trousseau for the bride-to-be was
Hearing completion when the end
<? all the wedding plans was an
miss Paulding is a beautiful
gill, and has presided over hor
uride's hospitable household at
Corcoran Mansion with raregrace
anfl efficiency since he came to
1 FOREIGN NEWS.
LiiHung Chang is reported to
be seriously ill. His death at
this lime would be a great loss
It U reported that Germany is
negotiating for arsenalsat sever
al Chiiese cities in the Province of
Then have been 102 cases and
22 (led lis from bubonic Plague
at Ca|? Town since its recent
The iltroduction of new ma
chinery. n the textile factories at
Barcelolfc, Spain, has precipi
tated a ktrike and 15,000 work
men ares lie.
In a ecent engagement be
tween the. Germans and Chinese
at Paotbg-Foo it is reported
that 250 >lestials were killed.
Then> wen no German losses.
Right Rk'. A. F. W. Ingram, j
Suffragan bishop of Stepnev, has ,
been appoited Bishop of Lon
don, in suti'ssion to Right Rev. ,
Mandell Ceighton, who died ?
It is renoied that another nt- 1
tempt is beiij made to free Mrs. j
Florence My.1 brick from Ayles- i
bury prisoij, London. She is i
serving a lifd sentence, charged
with poisoniilc her husband.
It has hea discovered that 1
there is a seAyt society in the i
Philippines, kf avn as Mandodu
? cats, who pm death natives i
who are friend \ ? the American
cause. Recenl -?9 have been
killed. The d is are often ?
A Worker W ? > s Things.
Some weeks it v ith a great
show of indi^ i i??11, it was
announced by c*i i Kepublicans
that the seat of ?< u ^'Simmons
of Nortii Carolini v d be con
tested, on the md of thet
disfranchisement > i le negro i
voters in liis Stn \ "hen Mr. i
Simmons came u > >e sworn
in on Marcli 4. y ?ver> 'here
was not the slig t> fl protest.
His credentials < ? i ot even
referred to the Ittee on
privileges and Kit :> , nnd it; i
is now said that al ?ght of
ii contest has l? iropiied. ,
Simmons in the St i will lie a
plesnnt change fr no " windy
and bumptious le*. The
new North Carolini c tor is
one of those quiet, < 1 t i wor
kers who do thing!- i annul)
A Partial List of the Week's Hap
penings Throughout the
President McKinley expects to
start fin his trip to San Fran
cisco about May 1.
Senator Proctor, of Vermont,
has gone to Cuba, it is said, pre
sumably on some Government
Dr. Edwin A. Alderman was
inaugurated President of Tulane
University at New Orleans, La.,
The Hygeia Hotel, at (>ld Point,
Yd., has been sold to the Cham
berlain Improvement Company
An order relieving Admiral
Schlev of the South Atlantic
squadron has been issued by the
The bill to amend the election
law in Maryland to prevent illit
erates from voting lias passed
the House in that State.
By the explosion of the boiler
in the Doremus Laundry, at
Chicago, Monday morning, eight
people were instantly killed and
At Winchester. Va., Judge Har
rison has rendered a decision end
ing the litigation over the estate
of Judge John Hundley, by which
Winchester will get a $250,000
Charles M. Schwab, the Presi
dent of the newly-formed trust?
The United States Steel ('orpora
tion?is to receive a salary of one
million dollars a year. His term
is for five years.
The President has appointed
former Senators Carter, of .Mon
tana, Thurston, of Nebraska.
McBride, of Oregon, and Lind
say, of Kentucky, St. Louis Fail
Commissioners. The last-named
is a Democrat .
The Archer Starch Factory, at |
Kankake, 111, the largest of the'
kind in the world, burned Tues-'
day. Estimated loss $322,000; j
insurance about $125,000 Thej
explosion of a large grinder |
caused the fire.
Recently Andrew Carnegie off-!
ered Montgomery $50,000 for a
public library building if the city
would provide a site and $5,000
a year for support. The last
Legislature granted permission
to the city to make an appro-'
priation, and theCity Council has'
unanimously accepter! Mr. Car
Paris Gibson, of Great Falls,
has been chosen United States
?senator by the Legislature of;
Montana, to fill out the four
years'term made vacant by the
resignation of W. A. Claik last
year. The legislature had been
balloting daily since near the be
ginning of the session. Gibson is j
a native of New Hampshire and
The Senatorial dead-lock inth>
Delaware Legislature continued
to the end and that little State is
now without representation h
the United States Senate. The
cherished ambition of .John Ed
ward Addicks, the union Repub
lican leader, for Senatorial hon
ors will have to slumber two
vears more. The balloting was
kept up for seven weeks and Ad
dicks held his lUvou.sto theend.
The Republicans ha 1 a majority
on joint ballot but differences in
the party cause.d their defeat.
Delaware has not had a full rep
resentation in the Senate since
A cyclone passed over the town
i>f Willis'Point, Texas. Saturday,
demolishing everything in its,
truck. Four people i re dead
nnd about 20 injured. Fourteen
dwelling houses are entirely
ruined nnd u number of ot hers
are badly wrecked. The public
school building is a total loss.
The cotton seed oil mill is dnm
aged and the largest gin plant
is in splinters. Wires were blown
off the poles and fences leveled.
The property loss is estimated I
at 150,000. Serious damage was
done to projierty and persons
were injur"' ' tin n> in'
r?t her parts of Teias
IN THE HOUSE.
Thursday's sessions of the j
House was largely taken up in
discussing the revenue bill which
passed its third reading.
A great number of bills were
passed, the majority of them be
ing local measures.
The following bills of interest
10 this county passtd third read
Kelating to stock law in John
t on county.
To regulate stock law in John
The following bills passed the
(apt. Carraway's bill to repeal
all laws exempting graduates of
colleges from standing examina
tion to teach in public schools.
To incorporate Clayton Hank
To prohibit manufacture and
sale of liquor in Chatham county.
To appropriate #200,000 to;
the public scliools.
The bill was passed without a
dissenting vote. It provides that
one hundred thousand dollars
shall first be allotted to the
counties 011 a per capita basis of
school population. The State
Hoard of Education is to control
the othjr one hundred thousand
dollars, and use it to give a four
months term in the districts of
the counties not able to have a
four months' term.
The House Saturday passed
the permanent registration bill,
which will prevent the disfran
chisement of the illiterate white
voters of the State by the consti
tutional amendment. The Re
publicans and Populists present,
with the exception of Mr. Dean,
of Macon, voted against the
measure, thus putting themselves
in the position of voting against
giving the ballot to the uneduca
ted white voters, for the consti
tutional amendment is already
law. There was quite a breezy
and interesting debate over the
matter, in which Mr. Ebbs, Mr.
Itountree, Judge Allen, Mr. Craig,
and others took part.
The machinery act was consid
ered by the committee of the
whole and adopted.
Several local measures were
The House Monday at the
morning session passed the ma
chinery act practically as it came
from the committee. Judge
Graham's amendment to re as
sess property this vear was lost,
as was also a proposition by Mr.
Smith to strike out the portion
providing for a Board ON Tax
The bill to encourage schools
in establishing free libraries was
passed after some discussion.
The State Board is to appropri
ate $10 for this purpose to every j
school whose patrons shall first
contribute $10 toward the pur
chase of books. Five thousand
dollars is the limit allowed -the
State in this direction. The
county board is also to give $10
to each distiict thus starting a
The London Libel Bill passed
with practically no opposition.
The b 11 provides that newspa
pers shall not be liable to puni
tive damages wherethey publish
in good faith statements that
are not true regarding the char
acter of a person providing that
a correction is made within ten
days after notification of the
;i jiiru^iu^ i> ui ciiir urlV
wan the presentation of a beau
tiful jjold-headed cane to Speaker
v'oore by the pap>s of the Mouse.
At the request of the boys. Mr.
Jenkins, of Granville, made th?
Judp> Connor gained unani
mous consent 'o in trod m e a res
olution in regard to one of the
most venerable, gifted and patri
j otic of North Carolinans. Sever
al members named Col. t'reecy
? The resolution was that the
General Assembly endorse and
recommend for use in schools and
elsewhere, Cel. K. B. Creecy's
newlv completed book of histori
cal sketches of North Carolina,
entitled "Tales of Grandfather,"
and that $200 I* appropriated
for the purchase pf copies for the
State lubmrv. The resolution
woe adopted immediately.
The fallowing bills paused third
Act to regulate the manufact
ure and sale of liquor in Clayton
township, Johnston county.
Act to encourage the building
of paper and pulp mills and tan
neries in Haywood and Swain
Act relating to insurance, mak
ing it possible for a man to re
cover on his life insurance policy
in this State.
To reform youthful criminals,
providing that whenever any
person under 17 shall be convict
ed of an offense for which the
punishment is imprisonment or
work 011 the roads, the judge or
mayor shall give such person in
to the custody of the parent or
guardian for correction. It there
is no parent or guardian, the
criminal is to be bound out as an
apprentice to some responsible
person. An inquiry is required
on the part of the clerk of the
court. An affidavit of at least
two freeholders is required as the
character and fitness of the per
son to whom the convicted per
son is bound out. This takes
the place to some extent of a re
In the House Tuesday the fol
lowing bills were passed:
Act to amend tne stock law of
Act requiring the legislative
committee appointed to examine
the books of the State Auditor
and State Treasurer to also
examine the books of the Secre
tary of State and the Commisio
ner of Insurance.
Act placing the A. and M.
College under control of the State
Board of Agriculture.
Act to regulate the sale and
control of intoxicating liquors in
Act for the relief of Thomas
Woodall, of Johnston cousty.
Joint resolution for the payment
of fees and expenses in contested
To establish dispensary at
Kenly, Johnston county.
To amend chapter !)8 and 714.
Laws of 1899, relative to dispen
sary at Smitht'ield.
To prevent kidnapping and
secure to parents the control of
their children. Makes kidnapping
or enticing of all minors a crime.
To incorporate Smithfield Fire
To discharge drunken solici
Resolution that copies of
names of deserters from the
Tenth Congressional district
during the civil war be furnished
the register of deeds of each
The House declined to concur
in th-' Senate amendment to the
divorce bill, so their will be no
divorce legislation this session.
A message was received from
the Governor by both branches
of the Asembly recommending the
sale of school bonds if necessary
to provide for appropriation
made to public schools. The
cash and boards in the hands of
ihe Board of education amount
to $177,593. The message
strongly advised against any
bond issue to meet expenses; it
said the poor un lettered people
cannot afford to hoard funds for
: education in the future when
they need money now. Thefunds
referred to accumulated from the
sale of public and swamp lands.
Connor introduced the bill in
accordance with the recommen
dation of the Governor's message.
James Martindale, a white man,
aped 2(5 years, six weeks ago,
near Carthage,criminally nssault
ed Mrs. Brawn, a young married
woman, while on her way to
tench school. Me was carried to
Raleigh to prevent lynching, and
was in jail there 40 days. Two
weeks ago he was taken to Car
i thage. Friday morning a mob
stormed the jail, took him out
and hanged him in the outskirts
of the town. The fact had devel
oped two years ago that Martin
dale had assaulted a young sis
ter of his wife, and this added to
the intensity of feeling agaiiu t
Steps the Cougb and Works off the'Cold
Laxative Bromo-Quiniite Tah
lets cure a cohl in do^y Nr
Cuce.no Fay. Frtoe US ufnte
Short Items of interest culled
From our State Exchanges.
The Impeachment trial which
was to begin Monday, was post
poned till yesterday.
The Wells-Whitehead Tobacco
Co., at Wilson, have completed
arrangements to increase their
capital stock to $100,000.
Lieut. Clarence O. Sherrill, who
recently graduated at West
L'oint with high honors and was
assigned to theengineering corps
of the army, was last week or
dered to Manila for duty and has
The bulleti i of the State Hoard
of Health issued Friday reports
smallpox in 16 counties. In Cas
well there are 20 cases and in
Nash the same number. In all
101 cases are reported. Influenza
is reported in 4.? counties, pneu
monia in 30.
Fdgecombe county had a wholei
sale jail delivery Saturday night.
Four prisoners escaped?all colr
ored. They made a hole about
12 inches square through a brick
wall and crawled through. On<
of the prisoners was recaptured
at Ilock.y Mount.
Governor Ay cock lias appoint
ed the following: directors of thi
State Prison for the term of four
years, beginning: to-dav: E. If
Travis, of Halifax, Cnairmgn
Julian S. Mann, of Hyde,Nathai
O'Berry, of Wayne, J. A. Brown,
j of Columbus, and W. E. Cross
land, of R:chmond.
Mr. Butler's last act in Con
gress was to get through a bill
giving St. John's Masonic lodg
at New Berne $6,000 for proper
ty destroyed by the Federa
troops during the war. The bil
failed at last, however, bv th
President's failure to sign it
whereat the New Bernians ar
Gov. Aycock has pardone*
John Abrams, a white man c
Raleigh, who was under a sei
tence of seven years for bigarm
The case was an odd one. Th
magistrate who performed th
second marriage ceremony a
sured Abrams that as the lath
and his wife had been separate
seven years, he coujd, oi righ
remarry. Wife No. 1 has sirit
obtained a divorce.
A coroner's jury at Winstoi
Salem Friday rendered a verdii
that the death of Rand Hart, . *
young white convict, was canst y
by brutal beating. Tne festiim
ny given by all the witnesses ?
showed that Hart was brutally
beaten on Tuesday with switches
and a rawhide by Pink Fulton,
one of the guards The guard
wasdischarged Wednesday night.
Papers were issued for his arrest.
The Proximity Manufacturing
Company, the president of which
is Mr. Ceasar Cone, and the busi
ness of which is one of the largest
in the State, has determined to
provide educational facilities for
its employes. They have been
studying the needs of the em
ployes in this line for some time,
and are the first people to an
nounce that they are to take
practical measures to carry out
the promise lately made to the
legislative committee by ; he cot
ton mills to facilitate in every
way possible the comfort and
advantage of their employes.
This legislature lius tlius far
granted charters to the following
railways: Washington and Ply
mouth; Southport, Wilmington
and Western; Atlantic and North
western; Sunteetla; French Rrond
and Southern; Klkin and Alle
ghany; White Oak River aud
Onslow; Raleigh and Virginia:
South and Western; Hilton;
Southport Notthwestem; Rlue
ltidg; and Atlantic; (treenville
and Vatioeboro; Scotland N? k
and Roanoke; Duplin and Ons
low; Trent River and Cape Fear:
Rutherfordton; Marion and
Northwestern: Jackson Sprint's;
New River \ allev; Charlotte.
I don roe and Columbia. Thomas
ville and Kidorado; 'Ashe?ih< md
W e a v e r v i 11 e; Rutherford t < >n,
Hickory Nut Hap and Athevilje;
i Atlantic and Morthwestat n: Kut
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