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WTW BEFITTING CEKEMKIIES.
bMMnss Crowd* olPeogto Present
% to Witness the Inauguration Gov
ernor Aycock Jhron k* By Justice
Clark, ol tks Sapnan Court,
The Inauguration of the New State
oCtoara. including Oovsntor-elnst
Aycock and Lieutenant Governor Tur
ner, took place at Raleigh on Tueaday
Never waa there In this State so
grand n epectarle aa that witnessed In
- W»le4gh. under a *ky ot deepest blue;
like that of October,
with Interest and enthusiasm stamped
on the face* of the tramping or listen
ing; thousands. Tbe day waa an inspi
ration. The occnslon waa another.
The ceremonies were carried out to
the latter, and R can truly be said that
•or the ftnst time In the State waa a
Governor properly Inaugurated.
Tbe scene wan tbe east portico ot tha
capttoL The stand waa decorated with
(be great national flag at the centre of
Ma front, thia being Banked by looped
State fla«*. On one aide waa the silken
national standard and on tha other the
silken State standard, which are tbe
headquarter* flag*. FVon tha top of the
lofty portico tueae swung, looped to
the corner* of the stand—red, white
and blue bands. Higher yet, from ton
flag-staffs on the root swine in the
bright sunshine and In relief against
the axure sky "Old Glory" and the gay
red, white and blue of the Statoa dis
The arrived at tha
railroad depot at 11:20. Tha train*
poured in thalr load* of aoldier* and
civilians. The Governor waa placed in
a carriage drawn by four white horaea
and with the many members ot hi*
party waa driven to tha Executive
Mansion. At noon the people gathered
at the place of the inauguration were
reinforced by tha legislator*. For the
latter 9O seats bad bean reserved. Im
mediately in front ot toe stand,
. At 18:80 Governor Ayoock and Gov
amor Russell, escorted by Master ot
Osrsmonle* F. D. Winston and Joseph
X. Pouch, chairman of tha ritlsens*
eomaMtee, made their appearance *1
the cap Hoi equsre, eeoorted by the two
T* — of troop* from Goldsboro.
In other carriages were all the retiring
and Incoming State officers. There soon
sgpssrad at the atand and Governor*
Raaaell and Apoook, preceded by Adju
tant General Royaler, took their **ate,
th* local band playing "Dixie" the
wtoUn The other official* took their
gate* la each OWN in pair*, ln-oomrfng
and out-going The chaplain of th*
av, Rev. Dr. A. A. Maiaoall, and
Judge Walter ~Murk, who was to ad
mi aister the oaths, took their places In
Croat, Master ot Oeramoni** Winston
was also at th* front, while. Private
Bsar story Paaraall and Private Secre
tary Otd* flanked their respective
naM-. Oh Ui* JUL& ni a grant com
pany of distinguished men, among
than all the presidential elector*.
Th* teaaagar of aerauootea at 11:1$
Bns* and said: "Oentlem«n of the Gen
arai Aaaaahly, Mia* and feilow-clti
aens, the Inauguration of the SBd elect
ad Governor of North Carolina Willi b*
opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. A. A.
Marshall." The chaplain delivered a
fsrvid prayer, eloquent In language
and noble In tone, In the course ot
which be prayed that Governor ycock
might rise far above mare party and
be tbe Governor of all hie people. He
aieo aald: "May tha memory of Vanee,
whose hronae tm*Lg* stands so near
m, asrvs and inapt re him." He invoked
blearing upon hi* -asrtUy, hie life, bis
health, Ma h*«Hne**.
Than the master of ceremonies called
to Corporation Commissioners McNeill
aad Ragwsa to cocoa forward and be
sworm, pr*s*otlng them to th* Lsgl*te
tare aad to Jndfa Clark who adminia
tared to them the oath, which they
«ln a large book, which was In
ads at Mr. Pear* Mr. Win
ston, in pre*eating than, followed thia
BHta or words: "I have tbe honor ot
presenting two tawnber* of the oorpor
stlcn eoaiuHia* who will now take th*
aath of office." Thia oeramony oocu
fted tat a minute. Than, la order. Mr.
Wteaton prsaaniad Labor Omiinl—loa
er Vnrnar, Ooasmteakner of ▲gricul
tosra ItMtwwoe, Attorney Oenaral Gll
■sar, fopartotendeot ot Public Instruc
tion Toon, Auditor Dixon, Treasurer
Lav (applause). Secretary of State
Oroana (♦plause), Lieutenant Oov
arsor Tamer (applause), in *ach case
MM retiring officer rose in Ms place
white M» not*—ur waa taMng tha
At 11:4* the State Guard, 12 cosspa
aten, dMsion of Naval Rsaarisa and
• 4 otrayaatas of A. aad M- cadeta, which
'■M Cwsiad at the southern sad of fray -
atesrllle street, maashid aa aa4 took
poettion la the atraet la front of th*
At lttlS Governor Raa**il roe* aad
aaid: "I pi I tor quaJMwtlon, ac
cordiag to tha eooaUtution and lawa.
tha Goveroor-eieat ot this Ooaamoa
smith." Thar* wan a great applaus*
after Ayaaek took tha oath. Then tare*
cheat* war* given far him. He bsann
hte speech la flna votes aad kept a
dear note to tha mA ot tha IS mln-
At the doae of tha Maugnral addreaa
| th* aaw oAcara warn aacortad to their
itapMtli* qaarters, aad racaived tha
r ataMr* aoacratalattoaaot their triaada.
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TIE SC*H BOOK MATTEL
Eagsgas Tit Attention of TIM
! SENATK. .
Fourth Day.— I Th* Beast* voted to
sgproprlate SI,OOO to vaatllat* the
Senate Chamber. Tb* debate W
lively during the ■ anion, taking a
«M* NBI«L It waa a day more Uka a
political BMaUm than a ■■atun ot tha
State Saaata. A number of private
MUa ware Introduced.
Fifth day— Ueatenant Governor
Reynolds called tha Senate to order at
aaoa and R*v. Dr. Bags** Daniel. of
the Prasbytettea church, offered prayar
OB wttw of Beaator Justice, th«
Senate took a raceaa antll 1 atiask, aa ■
that the State electors could aMat "o
the chamber. the S-uuta r*conv*ned
at 11:10. Tha Journal waa read and
The Senate reconvened at I: SO p. m
The bill Increaalng the Governor'! aal
ary to $4,000 waa ratified.
Seventh Day.—lmmediately after th«
opening of the eeaslon the Senate took
a receaa to attend the Inauguration,
An afternoon teaalon waa held, at
which a number of new bllla, mostly
local In character, ware Introduced.
Eighth Day.—Lieutenant Governor
Turner oalled the Senate to order at !1
o'clock and Rev. Dr. M. M. Marshall
opened with prayer. Senator James
of Pitt, who haa been absent this sea
slon because of stckneaa. came for
ward and took the oath. The Journal
of yraterday waa read and approved.
Senator Warren was granted leave ol
Bills were Introduced by Ward U
amend chapter 884, laws of 1899, re
garding separate apartments on rail
roads for white and' colored races; tc
protect trade and commerce from con
spiracles and monopolies.
Eighth Day.—Senate called to ordei
at 11 o'clock by Lieut. Gov. Turner.
Prayer by Rev. M. W. Butler of th«
A large number of bills .were re
ported from the various committees tc
which they were referred.
One of the moat Important question*
that will Claim the attention of th
General Assembly to the proposition
to adopt a uniform system or serlee ol
text-books In all the public fref school*
of the State.
The (Irat bill of this character to b«
presented was Introduced In toe SenaU
yesterday by Senator Aycock ol
Way as. It Is a lengtuy and carefalli
drawn bill, which waa at once orderw
to be printed and sent to the public
printer. Printed copies will not b«
available this morning, however, and
so the Poat presents to Its readers th
following summary of the bUI:
A bill to Provide for the Creation of a.
Text-book Commission, and to Pro
cure for use In the Public Frei
Schools a Uniform Series of Text
Sec. 1$ requires the successful bid.
dec to maintain In each of three (81
towns of tbe State a depository, to bt
flreignated by the commission, when
a supply of the books sufficient tc
fneet all demands shall be kept; alsc
for distribution of the books.
Sec. 14 provides for the malatenanci
pt the commission during the five (5)
yeans of the cohtract, and at the ex
piration of that time the readvertlse.
ment for new bids, etc.
Sec. 15 applies to the duties of th
Superintendent of Instruction In re
gard to tbe dlatributloa of tha books
Sec. Is. Tbe books adopted shall b
uaed to the exclusion of all others;
provided, that supplementary booki
may be used.
Sec. 17 allows portions of publU
schools to purchase books In the lisua:
way In case no contract shall he made
or It the contractor falls or refuaes tc
furnish books sa provided In this act.
Sec. 18 makes it a misdemeanor foi
any teacher or person to violate thli
flee. II makes It a m'.adwneanor foi
any teacber to use any text-book ttpot
the branches embraced In thia act dif
ferent from the book adopted.
Sec. 20 guards against extort-on.
Sec. 21 appropriates SSOO (from
school fund) to carry out ad.
Sec. 22 stipulates that members ol
the commission shall serve without
compensation; that members of sub
commission shall receive $2 per diem
during time actually engaged.
The bill provides:
1. That the commission shall consist
of tha Governor and Superintendent ol
Public Instruction, together with thfe«
members of the State Board of Educa
tion. to be napMd by the Governor.
This commission Is empowered and
directed to.select and adopt a uni
form eytem or series of text books;
snd when so selected and adopted the
taxi hooka ahall he used for a period
of Ave (5) years In all the public
schools; and it shall not be lawful to
use any other book upon the aame
branches of study.
The aeries adopted shall Include the
rouowing Drancnes or stuay: orthogra
phy, Defining, Writing, Arithmetic,
Oeography. Grammar. Language Lea
sons, History of N. C. (containing tha
Constitution of State), History of V.
S. (containing Constitution of United
States), Physiology. Hygiene, the na
ture and effect of alcoholic drlnka and
narcotics, Element* of Civil Govern
ment, Theory and Practice-of Teach
ing. None of theae books shall con
tain anything of a partisan or sectari
Section 8 provides for the appoint
ment of a shb-cosamlasion of I, to bs
selected from among the teacher* and
city of county superintendents actu
ally engaged In school boalnsas la this
State (not more than one from any one
Congressional district), to whon shall
be referred all hooka sent to State Text
Book Oommtaaion as specimen copies
of same, upon which bids are to be
Thia committee ahall report on the
merits of the books. Irrespective of
price, taking into consideration the
subject-matter, the printing material
and mechanical qualities and general
aaltabiltty of the booka.
' Section 4 provides for the report of
this sub-commission to the Commie
slen, a* such time aa the latter may
direct, etc. This-report shall ha kept
secret, sealed up and deMvarsd to the
secretary of tha Commission, and shall
sot ha op—sd until tha CcmsalMiioa
True to Our»elve a, Our Neighbor*, Ottr Country and Our God.
WILLIAM STON, N. C., THURSDAY JANUARY 24.1901.
•hall meat in executive *easlon to eon
alder blda or propoaal*.
Section B prescribe* the admlnlatra
tian of oatha. etc., to Commtealonar*,
stipulating that no meat bar ahall be
Interested In any way la *ay book or
publiabin concern or proposed con
S*ctlon « den nee th* manner la
which th* Commie*lon shall aalect and
Adopt the **rlee of book*, and guards
against the payment of higher price
than they can be secured from nay
1 other sourca.
Section 7 provide* tor organisation
of the Oommlasloa. th* Governor be
ing ex-officio Prealdent *M tbe sacra
tary to be sleeted. It aNu raqulr** the
glrlag of bond by biddeA ot not lata
; than S(6O nor maU-thaa «,800. vr
Section agkalinwes the ttme for thd
meeting jf the ComaahMlon, etc.; alao
stipulate* that bond df aucceaatul bid
der aball be not isaa ilian SIO,OOO nor
more than $30,000, etx:,*
Section 9 requires booka furnished
ahall come up to specimen* furnished,
and other detatla; alao requiring con
tractor* to print on the back of e*ci
book the contract and exchange
price*; also guard* agalnat the turn-
Uhlnc of the name booka by aupceaaful
contractor to any other State, at the
time this contract Is made for a less
price than la required of th* State of
Section 10 stipulate* that the State
ahall not be liable to contractor In any
nvanner for any nun; that contractors
sball receive'their pay eolely and ex
clusively from the proceeds of the sale
of the boolos aa provided In thia act;
also give* State of N. C. the right to
become a bidder, under condition*
Section 11 provtdea for the rejection
of any and all blda at the option of the
Commission; and for re-advartlaement
for aealed blda in eaae first proposals
are not accepted.
Section 12 provides that the Gover
nor shall Issue proclamation announc
ing awarding of contracts as soon as
Ninth Day.—Lieutenant Governoi
Turner called the Senate to order hi
M o'clock. Prayer waa offered by Rev.
A. W. Curtla of tha Congregational
church. Reading of the journal waa
dispensed with. .
Henderson asked that the libel bill
by I»ndon be printed for the Senate,
and It waa go ordered.
At thia point Governor Aycock en
tered the Senate chamber aa. waa re
ceived by the Senate standing, amid
applause. He waa given a eat on the
The Senate bill to prohibit the sal*
of olgarette* In North Carolina cam*
up arlth a favorable report. Senator
Woodard, of Wilson, asked that It b«
, ~* spsetal order for next Wednes
day at noon. The motion prevailed
|The Senate bill to exempt the train
dispatchers from Jury duty passed It*
The Senate then adjourned.
Ninth Day.—« Senate called to ordei
at 11 o'clock by Lieut. Governor Tur-.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. McFarland ol
the Methodist church.
On motion of Senator Mclntyre, th*
reading of the Journal was dispense*)
The only waa thai
by Benator Henderson from Bl*hot
Kdward Rondthaler and minister* ol
the Moravian church of Salem, in fa
vor of the eatabllbment of a htate Re>
Reports from various committee!
were made, and the bills placed on th
The following addltiona to SenaU
committee* were made-
Mr. McAlllater to the CCommlttn
Mr. Alexander.to the Committee ot
Mr. Miller of Caldwell to the Com
mlttee on Deaf and Dumb and Blind
A number of local bllla were Intro
duced. The Senate adjourned out ol
respect to the memory of Oen. R. Lfee
this being his birthday and a l?gai
Fourth Day.—The debate In th*
House devolved upon the bill to in
erase the salary of the governor front
$3,000, to $4,000 per y*ar.
Fifth day.—Speaker Moor* convened
the Hou*e at 10:80 o'clock. Rev. Dr
Marshall, of the Baptist church, otter
The bill to amend The Code and In
crease the salary of the Governor from
SB,OOO to $4,000 wa* then taken up as I
epeclal order. Judge Graham, ot th
special committee, died a minority re
port, to the effect that the Increase ol
salary could not apply .to th* lnoomlni
Governor, and the object of the bill
would be defeated. The report was In
tbe nature of h law brief, being an
elaborate legal argument, citing Su
preme Court opinions, against tha le
gality of th* Incoming Governor taking
Mr. Hanes, of the committee, said
this bill was not of rofflctant Impor
tance to provoke the great argument
that had Jnat been filed. "It Is sdmlt
ted by Jndge Graham that la constat
ing th* constitution we must taka all
parts of It According to that consti
tution Mr. Aycock will not b* elected
until to-morrow wb*n th* vote Is de
clared. I nseell Is Govsrnor to-day, ba
cau** th'j constitution says Aycock Is
not until bs Is d*clar*d elected. Sec
tion 1, art Id* I, says th* term shall
begin January Ist Th* tew of th*
Stat** makes It a physical ImposslblU.
ty for this to bs so, for th* sams con
stitution provides that th* Legislator*
ahall not meet until the flrst Wsdnev
day after the first Mondsy In January.
Tha vote was then taken on the bill,
and it passed, BS to M, aa follows:
i Ayss; Alexander, Allen, of Wayne;
Baldwin, Bannarman, Barco, Bedding
aher, Carr, Daniels, of Vance; Connor,
Daughterldge, Dnls, Plaid*, Oattlf,
Green, Hall, Hayes, Hoey, Hood, Lane,
Lawrence, little, Mann, Mason, Mc-
Iver, McLean, Morphew, Nlcholos,
Pag*, Roberson, of Guilford; Robinson,
of Anson; Ro**. Rountree, Swweli,
Bhannonhoune, Shelton, 81mm*, Spain
hoar, *Stow*rt, Thompson, Welch,
Whitakar, of Forayth; Whltek*r, ed
Guilford; White, of Halifax; Whits, ol
Jones; Wtlllsms. Wilson. Wlostoa,
Wright. Pearson, Carlton—ss.
,Nyia: Allen, of Col ambus; Bsrahlll,
Benbow, Blythe, Brim. Brtttatn, Burll
•on, Burnett, Calloway, Cutaway, Cor
•on, OoUwn, Wllu, Cartia. Duncan
Ebbs, BUae, Oalthsr, Oarratt, Oraham,
Harris, Hartly. labell. Long. MacKeth
an. Martin. Maunay, McCulloch; Me-
Variant, McNeill. Morgan, Morris, Oil
nr, OML Owana, Pattmoa, Payna,
Ptana, Prtraa, Relnhardt, Richardson
Rath rack. Ruseell, Shseta Smith. Sta
venaon. Btufcba, Watte. Weaver, Wil
lard. Tarborotigh. 7Sackary—S2.
The hUI then pan* Ita third read-
Ing and waa order 1 enrolled. .
Speaker Moore a- ouueed the follow,
tag Howe commit* ea: . ,
Oalther. Smith, Se-wall, Stubbe, Bald
win. Daniel, ot Warren; Robleeon, oi
Guilford; Harrla, Winston, Shelton,
Martly. McFaralaad, Payne, Owes.
Inattranca—Wlllard, rhalrman; Con
nor. Pi«e, Hoajr, Watta. iirittaln, Rob
inson, ot Anaon; Little, Oalther, Each
arr. Pa tree, Bbba. ,
. Education—Connor, chairman; Whlt
aker, ot Guilford; Jenkins, Ruth rock.
White, of Jonee; Baddlngfleld, McCul.
Held, Blvlna, Blalock, Blount, Brad
loch, Smith, Bannerman, Shannon
house, Ron, Hood, Green, Alexander,
Lawreoee, Carr, Carlton, Hayaa, Rich
ardson. Carton, Mdntoah. Duncan.
Finance—Qattla, chairman; Willard.
Dole, Little. Parker, Lane. Graham,
Owen, Daughtrtdge. Page, Gatther,
Morris. Mann, Maury, Long. Blount,
Alexander, Petree, Brim, Dean.
Inatltutlona for Inaane—-Page, chair
man ; Morphew, Spalnhcur, Bt«venson,
Dannerman, Bedriingfleld, W»ury, Rein
hardt, Carlton, Bradsbar, Roaa, Rabsr
ton, of Ou'lford; M Iver, Caraon, Fu'-
nett, Iwbell, Duncan.
Conatltutlonal Amendments— Btubhi,
chairman; Rountree, Orabam, Conunr,
Dula, Yarborough, Greene, Ilayea, Al
len. of Wayne; Ebbs.
Election Law*—Craig chairman;
Stubba, Rountree, Green, Dula Wright,
Spalnhour, Oattls, Allen, of Wayne;
Patterson, McKcthan, Watta, Zachary,
Taylor, Beasley, Galloway, Blythe, Pe
Prlntlnt-Honey, cbnlnnan; Whlla
ker, of Fwfaytb; Winston, Rlchardaon,
Eljen, Blvlna, Simmons, Cnrrawny, Me. j
Lieau, uurnett, McFurland, Owen, oi
Counties and Towns—Mason, chair
man; Oliver, White, of Halifax; Jen.
klna, Line Curtis, Carlton, Russell,
Morphew. Morris, Bhelton, Stevenson,
Wb(taker, of Forsyth; Brim, Coleman,
Propositions and Urlcvancca—Gra
ham, chairman: Mo-con, Stewart,
Wolch, Yarborough, Morg n. Nash,
Bradaher, Hall. Wlllams, Whltakor, «>1
Guilford; Allen, of Columbus; Blvlnt,
Barnblll, Ardrey, Oliver, Benbow, Mnr
Seventh Day.—Thla lielng Inaugura
tion, the mevtlng of the H>IUH> W.'«
but a formality. Nothing WMN done.
Eighth Day.—Speaker Mooro
the House to order at 11 o'clock, anu
Rev. Dr. L L Naah offered prayer.
A number of locil bills wers Intro
The Speaker announced the follow
ing committee on Judiciary: Allon ol
Wayne, chairman; Connor. Graham,
Rountrea, Gattls, Craig, Dulla, Patter
son, Greene, Hayes, Maaon, Nicholson,
Roberaon, Rnblnmn, Spalnhour, Smith,
Stewart, Stubba, Slmm*, Thompson,
Winston, Wright, Wll'on. YairboroMgh,
Baldwin, Brndaher, Hrlttaln, Blount,
Daniels of Warren, Carleton, Oalther,
Hoey, Harris, Hood, Lawrence, Mann,
Man Kethan. Morgan, Seawell, Shan
nonhou»«, White of Jones, Whltakor
of Oullford, Kbba, Blythe, Benbow, Mr.
McLean, of Scotland, wns added to th«
committee on counties, cities and
towns, Mr. Rus ell on education, Mr.
Wright on conatltutlonal amendment,
Mr. on penalona.
Eighth I>ay.—Speaker Moore con
vened the HOUM at 11 o'clock. Prayer
was offered by Rev. Mr. Butler. The
r.-adlng of the Jojirnal waa dispensed
Roll In son. of Anson, waa added to
the committee on iniiuuffij asylums,
t ißwart and Wilson were added to the
c&mmlttee on corporationa.
Quite a lot of new bills were Intro
duced, moat of which were local In
Nfhih Day.—Speaker Moore conven
ed the Kwiae at 11 o'clock. Prayer waa
offered by Rev. llr*. A. A. Marshall.
Reading of the Journai yas dispensed
with. Leave of absence was- eranted
Mr Stubbs. v.
The following bills were ratified;
For the relief of the dangerous In
«ane; to amend chapter 83 of laws of
1899; to amend the charter ol Relda
vllle; favoring the establishment of
a national forest reserve; to Incorpor
ate tho Howard Relief Association; to
improve the upper Cspe Fear Kivcr.
Bills passed third reading aa follows-.
To abolish fences In Nash county; to
Incorporate the James Walker Memo
rial Association of Wllmlngtota; to al
low town of Concor to L«ue bonds;
to Incorporate the town of Apple Tree
lo Greene county; to allow commis
sioners of Yancey county to levy a spe
cial tax; to Incorporate the Whitney
Reduction Company; to allbw com
mlaslonera of Craven county to levy
special tax; to chango tuc name of
the Raleigh Real Estate and Surety
Company; to incorporate the Hertford
H>e only bill of general public Im
portance Introduced lu the House was
by Winston, of Bertie. Thia bill pro
vides for the various counties of the
Ftate to purchase farms and work all
convicts sentenced for less than ten
years on auch farms and on the public
Ninth Day.—The bouse adjourned
early In honor of tbe anniversary of
the birthday of Robert E. Le«flt being
a Stats holiday.
A number qt local bllla were Intro
duced Nothing of general Interest
waa dona - -
A U'tlqus MTlntraL
Before a recent meeting of the
Chemical Society, of London, Mr. G, ;
A. Ooyer read a paper on a new mln-(
eral from Burra in South AustraliaJ
The fact of special Interest al>out thla'
new stibatance, which It named anb-'
vaulte. la the fact that It contains tbe
rare element vsnadlum In combination
wtb sulphnr-and copper. The pretence
of vanadium In thia combination
makes it unique among minerals. —s.
FAVOR A DELAY.I
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BcpubUcio Caucus Opposes Early
CANAL BILL WILL BE KEPT BACK.
Cancas Decides Not to Set s Day For
Its Considers) ion - Qreat Britain's
Washington. D. C.: Special —The Rt
publican Senators, la oaucus, have un
animously decided not to a*t a day, at
least for the present, for taking up the
Nlaaraguan Canal bill. After a general
exchange of vlewa, the Senator* con
cluded that eo long, aa Great Britain's
attitude toward the amendments to
the Hay-Pauncefote treaty Is unde
fined, It would not be wise or exped£
ent to agitate the question of the con
struction of the proposed canal. Thia
decision was embodied in a resolution
presented by Senator Lodge, who stat
ed that the conclusion as there set
forth w»i the result of the beat de-
Übratlons of the committee's order of
buslneos. Several Senators, however,
gave notice that In caeo should
be a motion to take up the canal bill,
they would not be bound by the reao
lutiun of Independence, Senator Piatt,
of Nerw York, waa the leader. He *aid
he considered the canal of
prime Importance and would not re
frain from voting to take It up When
ever a motion to that effect I* made.
Senator* Simon, Foster and Bard fol
lowed with similar declarations. They
did not, however, express determina
tion to themeelv** Initiate a move
ment In behalf of the canal bill, and,
It was auggeated that Senator Morgan
could be prevailed upon to allow the
present ststus to remain.
No decision waa reached upon other
questions because no formal action
was considered necessary. There was.
however, considerable discussion of
other queatlonu. Among theee were the
ship subsidy bill, the war revenue re
duction bill, the confirmation of Mr.
Harlan, as Attorney General of Porto
Rico, lb* ratification of the treaty with
Spain for tha acquisition of some of
the Philippine Islands not Included In
the original Pari* treaty, and the ap
Senator Harm* expreeaed hi* desire
to bav* the ship subsidy bill passed
upon di«rin| the present session and
said that with the Army bill out of the
way, he should a*k that the decision
arrived at early in the aefsion to vross
th* subsidy bill ahead, be carried out.
it was not Intondod that the subsidy
bill should receive attention when the
appropriation bllw were not up for
Consideration. Senator Aldrlch ex
plained th* necessity of getting the
war revenue reduction bill through
this session and b* stated that he
hoped to be ablo U> report It from toe
commlttes on finance during th* early
part of asxt week. H« hoped to secure
an unanimous agreement from the
I committee *nd urged that to secure
| promptn*a» there should be no effort
. to amend (t by puMing on tariff amend
ments. That tTOuld, be aald, open up
the entire tariff question. There wa*
general asepot to this propoitlon and
assurance was given that tha caucus
would sustain him In tnat position.
Senator Fb raker state that be
would again *eek to cet up the Harlan
nomination at the flrrt opportunity
and ha asked that Republican Senator*
remain In sufficient number* to guar
gatee a quorum beoauae ot Senator
PettlgreW* notice that he *hould ra
qulye a roll call on the vote to con
The importance of geoing the Span
ish treaty through was preaented by
1 Senator Ivodge, who aald that the rati
; (todtibn of tn« treaty was neces**ry to
I Mean up our daalinga with SpaJn.
Senator PrCc-lo* Ll» Mked time for
1 cfms!d*raUon of th# olomorgarine bill.
| The oommilttee probably would be pre
! oared to raport next week. ' •
Confederate Veteran* Dine.
New York. Special.—The Confederal
veterans' camp held its eleventh annual
dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Friday
night About 260 diner* were pre*«nt,
of whom about half were ladle*. Ma
jor Edward Owen, the comander of the
wrap, presided, with Btehop Thomas
N. DbdUy, ot Kentucky, an hi* right.
Mrs. Joffenon Davis, Colonel and Mrs.
John C, Calboun, Augustus Van Wyck,
president of the North Carolina Soci
ety; Dr. William Polk, president of the
Southern Society; WlUlsaa McAdoo
Thompcou, Colonel T. P. Ochiltree and
General Joseph Wheeler were present
Signed and Delivered.
Washington, D. C., Bpeclal.—A mes
sage waa received Friday from Minister
Conger, at Pekin. date! Thursday even
ing, stating that the Cblnote plenlpo
tenttari** bad signed and delivered the
protocol. Thl* remove* the teat doubt
that had arisen as to tho sealing of the
agreamnt, for It would not have been
accepted by tbe Spanish minister un
less H bore *ll the etals and signatures
n*css*rr to give It full toroe.
1 , Telographlc Bri -fs
Fire Friday night In tha Pope Blcy
ei* Company building Is -Waahlngion
City, caused $125,000 low, covered by
A head-on collision botnrssn freight
train* on the Grand Trunk Railroad
n«ar Looke's Mill, Me., early Friday
resulted In the death of live men and
lerious Injury of ssreral others, and
ton looonootive* and tour oars were ds-
I iMlltbed. Bach train was draws by
;. CONOIfcSSIONAL DOINGS.
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Dolly Proceedings of tbe National
Twenty-seventh the Senate
Mr. Teller, of Colorado, speaking to an
amendment he had ottered to the army
reorganisation bill, delivered a sensa
tional denunciation of Oeneral Began,
former commissary general of the Unl.
ted States army. His statement in
cluded aleo the administration, for its
action In retiring General Began.
Absolutely no progress wis aaade with
the army measure, aot a single amend
ment being disposed of finally. The
pending qoesubn at the opening of the
session was an amendment ottered by
Mr. Bacon, of Oeorgia, striking out
that provision of the bill authorising
the President to Increase the number
Of nod-commissioned officers and pri
vates In any troop or cavalry.
Twenty-eighth Day.—ln the Benate
after several hundred pension bills
ware pfsaed or referred, Mr. Morgan
asked -unanimous consent to take vote
February 11 on the Nlcaraguan canal
bill and amendments.
The resolution was referred to the
Committee on foreign relations.
Twepty-nlnth Day-Consideration of
the army reorganisation bill was re.
sumed. Mr. Teller moved to strike out
that paragraph of the bill which em
powered the President to plaoe on tho
retired list any offl6er who has been
susp«q4+& from duty by sentence of
co(jrt mtttUl or by executive order In
mltlAUoh of such sentence. The am
ending Q* was agreed to, Mr. Teller said
that tbt paragraph might apply to Ma
jor Joseph W. Whatp, wfioee record he
dwelt upon as 4 splendid one, filled
with acts of gallantry ajt Nashville;
Franklin end other battlefields.
After almost an hour's executive ses
sion the Senate, at 6.80, adjourned.
Thirtieth Ray —ln the Senate a bill
to provide for sub-ports of entry and
(delivery In the Hawaiian Islands was
reported by Mr. Henna, fiotn the Com
mittee on Commerce, and passed.
A bill fixing the compensation of
district superintendents ol the llfe
saYlng service at $2,600 per annum,
except to the case of the superinten
dent Of the Eighth district, whose sal
ary Is fixed at f 1,600, was passed.
Much time wan spent In discussion
of the army bill. ■
At 5 o'clock tbe Senate proapded to
executive business and at 6:05 ad
journed until to-morrow.
flihlrty-flrst Day.—Just ! before 6
o'clock the Senate Anally 4l»po»*d of
the army reorganisation Mil. The
measure having originated lb the Sen
ate, the flnol question was not upon iu
passage, but upon agreeing to the Sen
ate amendments. They were agreed
to by a vote of 48 to While party
lines were drawn on the measure four
Democrats voted tor It, Senators Lin'*
say, of Kentucky; MtoLaurtn, of B~ ith
| Carolina; Morgan, of Alabatr i and
Sulllvnn, of Mississippi. Bsna'or lloar,
of Massachusetts, who was i't.alnod at
bie home by ijineee, was paifHl ngnltwt
the pill with Senator Sj*>oner, of Wis
consin. T%e bill has occupied practi
cally tho entire attention of the Ben
ate since ®e 3rd day of Je;u*ry when
It was nmde the unflflnished business
TWenty-seventh day.—The House
postponed tbe District of Columbia
business, thi regular order for the day,
until next Monday, and proceeded with
the river and horbor bill. Oeneral de
hate Closed at 2 o'clook, and the bill
was read under the flve-mlnute rule for
amendment. Good progress was made
Many amendments were offered, but
without exception all of them failed.
Mr. Orosvenor, of Qhlo, and Mr. Ton
gue, of Oregon, replied to the criti
cisms of Mr. Cushman, of Washington,
on the discrimination in the appropria
tions for work In the various Stales.
] Mr. Tongue said that were Caesar alive
! to-day, (as Mr. Cushman bad suggeit
! Ed); he would have left It in the origl
! nal package In Its pristine Integrity
| and have proclaimed to the world that
1 the gentleman from Wfiihlngton was
not only the "real thing," but the
After the reading had proceeded for
some time, Mr. Cushman moved to re
commit the bill to the committee. Mr.
made the point of
order that the motion was tEen hot to
order and the point was sustained.
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Mr. pushman moved to tactwanp^bs
appropriation (or Taooma, WaajP.. tar*
b6r from WO, OOO to »100 MA* mo
tion «it lost- The committee rot* af
ter completing 5» of the IT piM of tb«
bill. The District of Columbia appro
priation bill «u reported. It carries
»7,74T,M4. At 5:05 p. m. the Hoase ad- '
Twenty-eighth Day.—The BHt ball
hour of the session of the House was -
taken up In a discussion of tho Joint
resolutions providing for lnadfcnrM ■}
programme at the Oapltol on the'
fourth of March.
The river and harbor bill was then
talc up tor completion.
Twenty-ninth Day.—Tbe rfier and
harbor appropriation bill waa passed
by the House It went through p recti
oally as It came from the committee.
It carriee eWghtly leas than $60,000,000,
of which »M,000,000 la In direct appro
Thirtieth Day.—There were hardly
Mty members in their placet when the
Houss of Representatives met. A
majority of the members had gooe over
to the Ben*t» to wltneae the adminla
t ration of the oath" to Senator Quay
The Houae, without preliminary
buainees, went into committee of the
whole (Mr. Lawrence of Masnachueetta
In the chair), and took up the consid
eration of the bill to Revise and Codify
the Poet&l Laws of the United Btatea.
The order for Its consideration made
last week was modified so as to make
It a continuing order, not to interfere
with approphlation bills, conference
reports and private bill day.
Mr. Loud California, In charge
of the bill, made a brief explanation
Of the provisions of the measure and
explained In answer to many inquiries
that the bill mode no modification of
existing statutes regarding railway
mall pay, the salaries of railway msll
clerks or any of the mooted questions
regarding the poet&l service.
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, one of tbft
moat accomplished women in Ameri
ca, the Immortal author of tbe "Battle
Hymn of the Republic," waa born in
1810, and has passed her 81st- year.
She la at 111 active on the platform and
In llternry work, serving ou
Important committees of philanthropy,
local, national and International. Shu
wrote, In Washington, the "Battle
Hymn of the Republic"—a song
illstlned to live like the prophetess of
Deborah's—when the city was be
leatfured in November, ISUI, thlfty-nine
y.'jvrn ago. Shv Vhp been called to reVl
it In -pntitlr t> , a fly 40 year#, and
Mill favor" *>>. ' v'-OCj* by re
eling I**n' at* given for
Chari' ' of caucus.
feasts 15. v w no-haa'labored
with Mr*. Uov the lsiglitr educa
tion in,J better employment of wom
en. was born in 1820. She began public
life by teaching at fI.M) per week,
and was awakened by her small sal
ary to the too small valuation of
« oman's work.
KUtabcth. Cudy Stanton, born In
1815, Is not n New England woman,
but deep In New England councils of
thought, social life and advancement.
—Review of Itevlewy
v Carman Luggage Stamps.
In order to simplify the transporta
tion of small lloics or trunks by the
railroad In I'russla, the Administration
has Just Inaugurated a system of truuk
stamps similar to postage stamps. As
far as Frankfort and Muyence, trunks
or parcels weighing from 1 to 03
pounds now need only to have a stamp
stuck on tlieui and to be handed in at
There ore two divisions, one for dis
tances of under 05 miles, the other for
longer distances, and In each'division
weighing less than 15 pounds; between
15 and 20, Slid between 20 and 05. The
stamps Issued are 5 cents, 10 cents, 20
cents and 40 cents. All such parcels
are sent by express. The time of trans
port Is guaranteed to be not longer
than ten hours Tor 65 miles. For an
additional payment of 10 cents^Jje" -
pneknge will be delivere(l_tc-ttle ad
■ di-eycs williLu-aii UawfTif the arrival
I of the train.