North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. XVIII.
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY,' JANUARY 18. 1900.
NO. y
ON GOOD TERMS.
Differences Between Germany And
" America Settled.
1C0.ND PROTEST TO ENGLAND.
the (iermans Tirud of the Sslzure ol
Their Ships and Merchandise ns
Contraband.
Berlin, by CableThe c jir. epondenc
Of the A.-Hocialcd Pre:-s interviewed the
United Statcn Ambassador, Mr. An
, drew I). White, about the oresent rta-
tus of the relations between Germany
'and the United States. Mr. White
The Samoa question between the
t Tnit?l States and Germany, the Insur
ance and Biindry minor matters have
teen bapplly isettled. Tho main ejues
tlons which remain aie the commcr
ilal treaty and the proper Inspection
of American meats. The former will
bo mainly considered at Washington.
The latter mint elpcnd open the ac-
M of the Reichstag. Though tlie
(rarlan parly slur.vs Litter hostility
fine m vn'i:tt(on or trie present ar-
ngc'meJt, so cppresive to American
. .terctiUt, it Is h'jpt.l that the proposal
ad in President MoKinlev'a ne?aage
.r the nnnn'nlnmnt ,,f n r,,-P'nl enm- I
fL.i,. mnv . .....t t,' ,
li:s.-iou may be accepted. There is no
loubt that the government, apart from
he Agrarian.-!, would bo heartily glad
o nee Borne such fair settlement."
In thr Diet the government's com-
plete moral defeat during the debate
Ion the dismissal of political officials
for voting a-;aiiu-t the canal bill is con-
Hidtred to be of great importance to
internal politics as it i hows th-5 Con-
; Hervative-f still intend to Utterly op
4 pose the Emperor, especially on the
I new canal bill vbi li does not please
t tho Agrarians, in Fp'lo of tlie fact that
it contains erorriou.i improvement
,1 projects for the Eastern provinces of
I Pnusia.
The seizures of German i.teamcrs by
"ISritlsh wars-hips have had the effect of
; intensifying and gt-neralizins anti
British sentiment in Germany.
I Count von Ibit'low's speech at the
launching of the Hamburg-American
Line steamer Deutehhnd, c-tprciaUy
tho terms of friendship be devoted to
'The United Etatos is much commented
by t'.ie German pie s and with few
J exceptions approvingly.
J Prussia lus now begun apointir.g fe
. male factory inspectors. The budget
I contains appropriations for their sal
I aries, 2,100 marks each.
I A test cci-u-red recently in Yilbel,
I near Frankfort, in tbe presence of
many official;, of a r.e.vly invented
smokeless and noi ide.'-s powder. The
test, however, turned out rather unsat-
iffactory.
I The corref pondent of tho Associated
Press learns frtm an olliciul source
I that Germany has addressed a second
I protect to Great L'ritain, urgently re-
questing the release of the German
steamer Itunde-:?rat 'j. ad expressing
i astonishment Rt tho undue dehy. The
; pretest also demands guarantee from
I Great Ilritnin against .1 recurrence cf
I Pitch evident "wrongful and aggrrns-
ive application of a combattant'a rlg'at
$ ngnin-t neutrnl's."
' It also renuests Great Pritain to de
fine the meaning of contraband in a
manner acceptable to the nations not
concerned in the war. ,
An interpellation about the seizures
will be introduced the coining Friday
in the Kekh-tag.
News Notes.
Sensational testimony marked the
day's proceedings in the Clark bribery
investigation. Several of the Senator'
letters were produced.
The House of Del fates cf the St.
Louis Municipal Assembly barred from
its Bession citizens who came to pro
tect against a failure to properly light
the city.
Jacob Heinz and Henry Kaiser, who
had been convicted cf the murder cf
Edwin E. Brown, and eight times re
prieved when about to be hanged, were
pardoned nt Jcferson City, Mo., hav
ing ivcen shown to be innocent of the
crime.
The Russian new year wa.s celebrat
ed by adherents of the Greek church in
Philadelphia.
Tho protest cf Governor Taylor, of
Kentucky, again.-1 the committee
which is to hear tho contest for his
Feat was overruled by the committee.
Five yachtsmen wers poisoned by
eating canned corn on a cruise off At
lantic City. N. J., and two are in a crit
ical condition.
Tho resignation cf Governor Smifh.
of Maryland, was presented to the
' House and it gave rise to considerable
discussion cn the question of a need of
n uniform system for the filling of va
cancies. General Wheatoa's troops now occu
py the entire province of Cavite.
Difficulty Settled.
Santo Domingo (via Jlaytien Cable.
The difficulty between France and
Santo Domingo Ii33 been satisfactori
ally arranged through trc French ad
miral and th.' otlkials cf the govern
ment. The latter -vill probably irstie a
proclamation thanking the public for
its patriotic feelings and declaring at
the same time ihat there wa3 no inten
tion to offend France in the patriotic
demonstrations, or to molest its repre
sentative. Commissioners Adjourn.
New Orleans, La., Special. The cot
ton States association of commission
ers of agriculture concluded their work
and adjourned. The day for holding
(tuo next convention at naie.gn win uw
arranged by Commissioner Patterson.
A resolution was adopted recommend-
jtj cj lUA-l liaw vuittwi .kVMMU(jb aaa v. -
cert of action, fix and adopt uniform
classification of cotton, such as will
correspond, if possible, with the clas
ilflcatipn of Liverpool and the princi
pal cotton markets of Europe."
BAD SE RAGE THE CAUSE.
Committee's Final
Report ou
th-s
Epidemic.
Tho Directors cf the State Normal
and Industrial College adjourned Fri
day night after thoroughly canvassing
all the facts In regard to tho late dis
astrous epidemic of malarial and ty
phoid fevers In that institution. The
directors gave special attention to the
queston" as to when the doors of the
college should be re-opened to fctu-
I dtnt3, and decided that it was besi to
j fix the date for Jan. 30th. The report
of the board, adopted after matuie de
liberation, is ia full as follows:
The State Normal and Industrial
College, "being a State institution, the
public is interested in and entitled to
information relative to the recent epi
demic of malarial p.nd typhoid fever,
resulting in eleven Ie:uhs at the col
lege and three at their home3 after thj
students left the college.
In view of the re-opcning of the col
lege on the 30th of January, we, the
board of directors, make the following
official report ol the cause of the epi
demic and the remedies appllel as a
precaution against further trouble.
We have spared neither time nor ex
pense in securing the services of tha
I iKft n.;dical and sanitary experts ia
i aiding us in tracing the cause and re
1 moving the clifticultie-s.
! After a thorough iiivestigaticn. we
! aie satisfied that we have located tho
J cause.
i 1. We believe thit the central well,
!1- tc IrniSh water to tne taoirS ia
(lillinK oai, as shown by the bac
teriologist s analysis, to ne the cause.
That a Jerking plumbing conneo
j tion between the water closets and the
mjhi sewer under the dining room
! r.-inex created on unsanitary condition
i thtre and may haw contributed to the
! contamination of the well located
abcut 125 feet
I A thorough
distant.
examination by our-
rlvcs end the ranitary and medical
experts fail to fix ar.y other cause, as
tho entire premises otherwise, were
! found in cxc-ellnt smitarv condition.
i The State "board of health and the j
! 3anitary experts employed by us make I
I the following recommendations: j
I 1. That the three wells near the col
i lego buildings be filled and tho city
I water used.
j 2. That the entire sewerage system
i be inspected by competent engineers,
and any defects found be rerr.erli :1;
that the dirt adjaeent to the leaking
s-'ewer-pip-es under the dining room
annex foe removed and the location
thoroughly disinfected.
3. That all the buildings, rooms and
furniture be disinfected, the walls re
calcimined, and inside wood work re
painted. All of the above reeommeniU'ons
have been cc.rried out, cr will be ijefure
the date of the opening, and submit-':-!
to the State Board cf Health for in
spection and approval, and in addition
thereto we are putting in a plant to
filter- Ji.rd str-ri!'"e thn tvnter rr m-od I
for drir.kine Tv.irnasr. '
' The mattresses have been burner i
I end irca bedsteads placed in all rf the? i
! dormitories in lieu cf the wooden or.es I
nal. TIip old bith tubs have been!
discarded, and modern ones substitut
ed. The water closets have been re
arranged and the whole premises over
hauled an.d placed in first class sani
tary condition.
All of the above work has been done
nu-er the supervision and advice oi
the '!est experts, iucludng the -ecre-ta-y,
the bacteriologist and the en
gineer cf the State Board or Health.
We feel safe in saying tL-at thc
physlcal condition cf the institution
is as near-perfect as human skill can
make it, end the public need hae r.o
apprehension of further tro't'ile, and
students can return to their work with
urance that full provisio.i has been i
i maue ior 'ineir connori una iwiiui.
In common with the people o! the
entire 'State the members of the boivd
of directors have felt the deepest sym
pathy for those anieng :.he pitrens, re
laitlves and friends of the college upon
whom the hand of affliction lias fallen
so heavily.
The course p-i.-sued by the President
end Faculty in all matters relating tt
the epidemic has our thor o.ig.i endor
sement, and we have never been lettci
satisfied with the work of those ad
ministering the affairs of the co'lege.
All who have taken the pains to learn
the facts as they occurred are unani
mous in their praise of the wisdom and j
affection displayed by the entire man
agement of .the institution.
C. H. ME DANE, President,
J. M. SPAINHOU'R, Secretary,
H. G. CHATHAM,
R. D. GILMER.
W. D. TURNER,
S. M. GATTI3.
J. E. FOWLER,
J. A. BLAIR,
JOHN GRAHAM.
State News Notes.
Judge Walter Clark, of the North
Carolina Supreme Court, has been
elected vice president cf the National
Anti-Trust League, which meets in
Chicago in February.
Cypress lumber is now $50 a thou
sand. Six months ago it did not ex
ceed $30. All lumber has gone up :r
proportion and the dealers cannot keep
up with the demand.
A four-year-old eon of Mr. and Mrs.
L. Banks, of Salisbury, was given a
tablespoonful of equal parts of glycer
ine and carbolic acid by mistake for
castor cdl and died from the effects cf
the dose. The mistake was made by
the colored servant giving Mrs. Banks
the wrong bottle.
The Wadesboro Messenger says the
clothing cf the little three-year-old
daughter of Mr. James Sings, of Anson,
caught fire Tuesday, while she was
playing aroung the fire, and before it
could be extinguished she was so bad
ly burned that death resulted yester
day. The child's mother was in the
yard when the accident occurred. ,
Hobart North, of S'aore, Yadkin
county, wa3 playing with his father a
few days ago when a piece of timber
fell on the boy's head, killing him in
stantly. Hutton and Bourbonnais have secur
ed through the authorities at Wash
ington, a $60,000 contract for boxes in
which to store census reports. Thi3
firm also has the contract for supply-
ing the Blackwcll Durham Tobacco
Company with all the boxes they may
ceed for a period cf tweive months.
Thi3 contract was formerly filled by
northern mills. Hickory Press.
An annex of sixteen rooms w'll soon
be'cOmpleted at the incase asylum. It
will be occupied by the officers cf the
institution and by pay patients.
MATHUEN IS CRAZY.
Army Led To Destruction By a
Madman.
THERE ARE SOME EVIDENCES GIVEN.
It Is Stated That He Has Been Re
called The London Press Repress
nz the Facts.
Chicago, 111., Special. A special
cable to the Chicago Tribune from
London says:
Lieutenant General Lord Methuen,
commanding the column advancing to
the relief of Kimberley, is to be re
lieved of his command within two
weeks. Later he win be sent to Cape
Town and eventually ordered home.
When he reaches England he will be
retired. Ttese facts have been con
firmed by an official of the War Office
Lord Methnen's case is a Fad one. Hi3
constitution began to show signs of
breaking down almost immediately
after he took command of his division.
Three days after the battle of Eclmont,
General Wolstley suggested to the
War Office that Methuen be relieved.
Hi. advice was not heeded The wis
d:m of the aged but keen commander-in-chief
of the British army is nov?
realized to the fullest extent by the
War Office, who scoffed at his sugges
tion. loose wno Know tne circumstances
and the situation on Modder River
equally well and who are willing to
state facts plainly, say that iMethuen's
:r:ind is unbalanced.
Constant proof of this has been com
ing to the notice of the officials of the
War Office for two weeks past.
The London press is considerately
suppressing the true state of affairs so
far as Methnen's ailment is concerned,
but the papers do not hesitate to print
the hard facts about the battle of
Magersfontein, which are just reaching
London through the mails, all of which
go to show, in the language of an
officer, that "the attack was that of a
madman."
The death cf Lord Wauchope, com
mander of the Black Watch, was one
of the many sad results of that en
gagement. Lord Wauchope, it is now
well known, realized the futility of the
assault as planned by Methuen. He
argued strongly and expostulated bit
terly against it. Methuen, however,
persisted and the two quarrelled over
the matter the night before the battle
which proved so disastrous to the Bri
tish forces. A member of the Black
Watch in a letter just received, gives
the details of the charge which led
Wauchope to his death. He quotes
the general's dying words words
showing hw fully he realized the
situation even in the hour of his death.
The letter reads:
"It was one of the darkest night3 we
ever saw. 1 he ram feu in torrents
and we went on and forward, falling.
stumbling and slipping over necks and"
anthills.
' "It was impossible to see where we
were going. After we had been taken
by surprise our right half battalion
charged, but toV, men were mown down
like grain before a reaper. General
Wauchope was shot at the beginning
of the charge. When he saw the mis
take that had happened be shouted:
" 'Rally 'round me, Clack Watch,
It's not my fault.'
"Then he fell, literally riddlrj, with
bullets.'1
Letters from men serving in the
Modder River column tell of the de
moralization of the troops since the
commander's incapacitation.
A Hghland Brigade man says:
"There is not the slightest doubt
that Methuen ha3 lost the confidence
f every man in the Highland Brigade
I am not going too far in saying that
they are afraid to trust their lives
with him."
"Wauchope, no doubt, wont out to
find death."' writes Sergeant Grey,
"when such a disastrous fire was
opened. He had previously shouted
to the Argyll Highlanders: 'Don't
blame me for this. I received my
orders and had to obey them.' With
proper handling we could have cleared
the Boers out in two hours. As it was
we were taken into a butcher shop and
left there."
Duller Changes Base.
London, By Cable. The War Office
has received the following dispatch
from General Duller, dated Spring
field, Thursday, Jan. 11, at 9:20 p m.:
"I occupied the south bank of the
Tugela river at Potgieter's drift this
morning and seized port. The river Is
in flood. The enemy is strongly en
trenched about four and a half miles
to the north."
In Honor of Mrs. Vance
Washington, D. C, Special. A large
company, representative of the entire
South, attended the ball given by the
North Carolina Society of the District
in aid of the General Robert E. Lee
memorial monument fund. The oc
casion also was intended as a compli
ment to Mrs. Z. B. Vance, one cf the
society's members, who has been elect
ed president of the Lee funds It was
a brilliant success. The proposed
monument is to be erected near Fort
Myer, on the heights overlooking
Washington.
Filipinos Stubborn Stand.
Manila, By Cable. Colonel Bullard
with the Thirty-ninth infantry, mov
ing in three columns from Calambet,
with two guns, attacked ten companies
of insurgents strongly intrenched cn
the Santa Tomas road. They resisted
stubbornly, making three stands.
Twenty-four of the rebels were killed
and sixty prisoners wrere taken. The
Filipinos retreated, carrying their
wounded toward Lake Taal. One
American was killed and two officers
v."ere slightly , wounded
Gen. Murray Dead.
Richmond, Va., Special. News has
been received here of the death in Pe
oria, 111. of General Babney H. Maury,
late of the Confederate army, and
some time Minister to Columbia. Gen.
Maury is particularly remembered in
history for his gallant defense of Mo
bile Bay. The remains will be brought
to Fredericksburg, Va., for interment
General Maury reached a very ad
vanced age.
Generals Roberts and Kitchener
have arrived at Cape Town.
MANAGER'S REPORT.
Air.
Arendel flakes a Very Good
Showing.
The report of Mr. F. B. ArendelL
the manager and purchasing agent of
tto State prison, to Superintendent
Day, is given herewith:
"A report from me must necessarily
embrace the business operations of the
State's prison, during the year Just
closed, as shown by the tables and tab
ulated statements which go to you and
to the board through the office of the
clerk and book keeper.
"It has been necessary during the
year to make Jarge expenditures in the
way of repairs and the permanent im
provements at the central prison and
at Vie various farming camps, for the
reason that, at the beginning of the
year, almost every department at the
central prison and at the various
camps had been run down, and in
many instances the prisoners them
selves did not have a change of cloth
ing. "There was but little new etothing
at the central prison and no stripes
from which to make it, and it be
came necessary at once to practically
clothe tne institution from .beginning
to end.
"I have done my best during the
year to keep down expenditures, bear
ing in mind the necessity at all time3
of feeding well and clothing well the
prisoners at the central prison and at
the several camps, and while sevTal
requisitions have been cut down by me
and many ethers disregarded entirely,
I have never failed to respond prompt
ly to any" requisition for necessary
clothing or commissary supplies.
"This year's accounts are relatively
larger than in former years because
cf material advances in the price of
almost every article purchased. In
view of these facts it is especially grat
ifying to me, as it will no doubt be to
every one connected with the manage
ment of the institution, and to the peo
ple at large, to know that, -while our
expenditure have been large, our
earnings have been correspondingly
large, and that the balance is on the
right side of the ledger."
THE KEELEY TREATHENT.
Incidents Showing Its Tremendous
Power For Good.
A few years ago, writing of the
Keeley Institute at Greensboro, the
News and Observer said: "The efficacy
Of the Keeley treatment and its tre
mendous power for good seems, to b3
thoroughly established." Last summer,
upon taking the train at Greensboro, a
gentleman who had long been addicted
to drink, picked up a large fan upon
which the above extract from this pa
per had been printed in bold letters.
He fanned himself and went his way,
leaving the fan on the seat in the j
nam liut tne words "I he efficacy i
of the Keeley treatment seems to I
be thoroughly established"
had fixed
themselves indelibly cn his
memory
and lie could not rid himself of them.
A't length he went to Greensboro, took
the treatment, and says that he owes
his later success in business to the
treatment.
That incident caused us to recall the
"efficacy" and "power for good"
that the treatment has done for men
we have known. In a few years more
than sixty men from Wake county
have taken the Keeley treatment at
Greensboro. Cf that numiber at least
fifty have been permanently benefitted
and some have become leaders in
every good movement, showing that it
is a "power of good."
The Keeley cure does not claim to
do anything but put the patient just
where he was before he formed ' the
haibit of drink. Men who have been
slaves to the drink habit find the crav
ing gone; they realize that their will
is re-established and that they havn
tf.e power of self-control they had be
fore they ever tasted whiskey.
We give this voluntary and unpaid
statement because a recent remarkable
rare of a bright attorney has come
ander our observation, and we feel it
i duty to commend an institution or
treatment that saves "brains and char
icter from waste and degradation.
Raleigh. News and Observer, January
State News Notes.
Those who have the new Arlington
mills in charge inform us that while It
was their intention to put the capital
stock at $120,000, urgent requests for
stock in the company necessitate their
increasing the capital stock at $130,000
Mr. Ragan has received letters from
people as far south as Florida. Thi3
is flattering to tke managers of the
new company and also to the town of
Gastonia. Gastonia Gazette.
The revenue act requires that tele
graph telephone sleeping car, re
frigerator car, express and dining car
companies, etc., shall make reports to
the State Auditor during the first
months of each year. Notices to them
are now being sent out, calling for the
reports. The reports when received
will be turned over to the corporation
commission as a basis for tho assess
ment of these companies for taxation.
The penitentiary has sold 300 .bales
of cotton. It has remaining 1,700
bales; all at Norfolk.
Dr. G. W. Dong, of Graham, has re
moved to Statesville.- He is one of the
first physicians cf the State.
The Secretary of State has granted
charters to the-following corporations:
Taylor-Cannady Buggy Company, of
Oxford, capital ctock, $20,000; Incor
porators, Mary C. Cannady, N. H. Can
nady, B. F. Taylor, C. W. Eryan, J.
M. Currin, E. T. White, H. G. Coop
er, J. G. Hall, W. B. Ballcu, Z. W.
Lyon, J. D. Bullock, J. H. Bullock.
B. S. Royster, J. G. Hunt, S. W. Mi
ner, J. B. Roller and S. H. Cannady.
Power is given in the charter to dc
about everything except preach the
gosoel conduct a theater-
Tho Miller Dry Gcods Company of
Charlotte, capital stock, $10,000; in
corporators, E. C. Miller, S. J. Lowe,
W. C. White and W. K. NeaL The
business proposed is conducting a
wholesale and retail dry goods, fur
nishing and flhoe store.
The North Carolina Publishing com
pany (publishers of the Rale:gh Post),
is allowed to increase its capital stoc
from $20,000 to $30,000.
Drastic-measures are being taken ?
Yokohama to prevent the spread;
the plague.
SECRETARY REPLIES.
. -
Says the Treasury is $21,026,000
Ahead.
PRECEDENT AN ESTABLISHED ONE.
Mr. Qagi Shows That The Govjrn
mint Does Not Suffer Loss By His
Deposits in National City Bank.
"Washington, D. C, Special. Secre
tary Gage has sent to Congress hh
replies to the resolutions recently in
troduced in the Senate toy Mr. Allen,
of Nebraska, and in the House b.v
Mr. Sulzer, of New York. The text of
hi9 reply, which is an exhaustive ex
position of the management of that
branch of the Treasury finances under
his administration relating to national
deiTostaries, contains about 9,000
words, which is supplemented by spe
cial reports from Department officials
relative to special (inquiries . in the
resolutions, including copies of over
1,000 letters on the subject under con
sideration. In summing up his reply
to the inquiries the Secretary says:
"First, That the reason for utilizing
national banks as depositaries for pub
lic moneys, as authorized by law3
when the receipts ol the Treasury were
exceeding in expenditures, has been
to avoid the disturbance to business,
which the withdrawal of large sums of
money from active circulation to the
Treasury vaults must inevitably cause.
The policy thus pursaied by me ha3
been the established policy of the gov
ernment for many years, and a de
parture from it under similar condi
tions would certainly cause disas
trous results.
"Second, Hie reason for directing
the internal revenue receipts into de
positary banks at this time is that the
revenues are now largely exceeding
disbursements from month to month,
and seem likely to do so for an in
definite time. This condition would b&
a menace to the business world if as
surance were not given that this sur
plus would be diverted from the
Treasury vaults to public deposi
taries, where, while secure to the gov
ernment, it would remain available to
business use.
"Third, The reason for directing all
of the internal revenue 'eceipts to one
depository was that it is more conven
ient to -firtt collect the receipts at nu
merous offices into one place, and
make the desired distribution from it.
"Fourth, The reason for selecting
the National City Bank as such distri-
buting agent was that at the time the i
order was issued it was one of but two
banks which had offered bonds suffic
ient to cover the amount of the daily
deposit. Its bond deposit was $4,000,
000, and that of the Hanover National
Bank $1,910,500. The National City
Bank was, therefore, the one most nat
urally cho-en. Of the sixty-eight
banks applying for a share of the de
posits, the National City Bank, tho
Hanover National Bank and three
other applicants for over $800,000 each,
are the only ones out of the 68 consti
tuting group one, which have not been
supplied the full amount for which
they had offered security.
"Fifth, The cu-tom house property
was sold to the National City Dank as
the highest bidder on July 3, 1890. Un
der the term3 of the sale it had tha
option cf paying in cash all of the pur
chase money at any time or any part
cf it might elect above $750,000, wti'ch
sum it was absolutely obliged to pay.
It exercised this option by choosig to
to pay $3,215,000, leaving $50,000 yet
clue. No deed will be executed until
full payment has been made. The pay
ment received was turned Into th
Treasury by deposit into the National
City Bank, it haying been the estab
lished custom cf Treasury officials, un
der the counsel of their legal advisers.
supported by decisions or the suprem?
court, to consider moneys on deposit
to the credit of the Treasurer of the
United States in designated depositar
ies as moneys in the Treasury.
"Finally, under my administration
of the Treasury department, no dis
crimination in favor cf one bank
against another has been made, gener
ally speaking. When an increa-e in
depositary banks was desired, ell have
been invited to qualify themselves for
receiving such money and have been
equally and equitably considered in
the irrespective relations to the Treas
ury. Boers May Seize Durban.
London, By CaToIe. The Times, in a
special article, dealing with the Dela
goa Day question, express the opinion
that the endeavor of the Boers to
overrun Natal lends confirmation to
the assertions made before tha war by
prominent Boers that they would seize
uuroan 2s a port, 'ine article pro
ceeds to point Cut that by the through
rale system, specially -favorable to
Transvaal shipments over tha Dela-
goa-Transvaal Railroad, German ship
owners have been alble to secure traffic
with little risk cf examination at the
continental ports or at Delagoa bay.
American Flour Released.
London, By Cable. The American
flour seized off Delagoa Bay has been
released. United States Ambassador
Chcate had an interview with the Mar
quis cf Salisbury and received a ver
bal reply to the representations o! the
Washington government The British
note cn thi3 subject was sent later tc
the United States embassy. The
gist of it was cabled to Washington
In brief, foodstuffs are not considered
contraband cf war unless for the
enemy.
Telegraphic Briefs.
me long-stanong accounts be
tween the State of Tennessee and the
United States now seem to be in a
fair way of settlement. The govern
ment's claim aggregate about $500,000
The claims or the State amount tt
about $1,200,000 and include the use
cf railroads during the war, on whlct
the State had a lien, keeping prison
ers, the rent of -the penitentiary one
i Blind Asylum buildingo.-
11; i President has nominated Hecn
L. Howison, Albeit Kautz, Geo. C
Remer and Nonnaa H. Farduhar te
than to give new institutions daily to j Taee " 1 UMW' j "p"n. Xo. i7; he alr.t. be aint for
113 collectors. The most convenient lutu ra-e- ! t .h, T illlt inSn hal
agency to effect such distribution is a ! The Kentucky Distilling Company. Vd; cr Kg thJt tl-
ba?.k which is a member of the New known as the Whisky Trust, his mort- ! .fAjT: If. 5flty aaJ lecu
Yoik clearing house. Raged its ZS distilleries in Kenfuky to ?Se ?ld.dfv L" ..T.1, ? !
be rear admirals la the navy. .
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
I ae South.
The Norwegian steamer Acsir hz
cleared at New Orleans for Kobe. Ja
pan, with a cargo of 12.000 bales of
cotton.
Judge O. W. Buchanan, of Columbia.
S. C. severely scored for failure of
duty a Jury which remained out fcr 3
days in the case of Prof. Meares, char
ged with the downfall of a girl.
A new cotton mill, with a rapU&l
stock of 1300,0000. is to be located at
Hooea Path, S.' C.
Councilman 1L D. Darnell introJureJ
a resolution at a meeting of the Roi
noke. a.. city council to prohibit the
wearing of hats by either sex at thea
tres and other places of amusement.
The Lake Tracy Drainage and Im
provement Company, of Iake Tracy,
iaae county. Ha., has been incor
porated with a capital of $50,000. Th?
general objects are tha drainage an 1
improvement of lands ia that vicinity
and building and operation of rail
roads and canals, saw and planing
mills.
Urey Woodson, Democratic national
committeeman from Kentucky, his
said in an interview la Chicago thai
William Goebel will be seated a3 Gov
ernor of Kentucky before February
1st
" The Columbus, Ga.. Power Company
has increased its capital stock from
$200,000 to $300,000 and the additional
stock has all been taken.
The fourth cotton mill to be organ
ized in South Carolina this year I th?
Limestone, at Gaffncy, capital $300,009.
The North.
The Cranston Hotel property at
Highland Falls. N. Y., ins been se
cured by the Missionary Sisters of St,
Francis, and will be converted into
the Academy of Our Lady of AngcU.
The manufacturing jewellers cf New
England are u-ing every means to de
feat the ratification of the reciprocity
treaty between this country and
France, which would lower the import
duties on jewelry.
The trustees of the estate of the late
Cornelius Vanderbilt have paid to !
Yale University the $100,030 bequest
left to the institution.
In a quarrel over the ownership of
a knife, Willie Dagg3. 8 years old. pro
cured a shot gun and killed Irs sister.
Lena, aged 12, at Evansv:!!?, lib !
While en route to Jol'.et Penitentiary j
from Chicago, 111., Thomas Downes. a !
convict, leaped from a train in tho '.
darkness, but was recaptured. i
Believing that there is discrimina- j
tion against them, the colored buainevs ;
men of Chicaeo. 111., will incorporate
the Central Trust Company of
York for $5,000,000, at 5 per cent.
The New England Tobacco Growers
convention adopted resolutions pro
testing against any early admission cf
Porto Rico as an integral part cf the
United States, as a forerunner of dis
aster to our leaf tobacco interests and
favoring a constitutional amendment
providing a colonial system and civil
government of all insular posee.-siona
separate and distinct from the United
States.
A Gardner, Me., Dispatch says ice
manufacturers are discuseing the pros
pects that the American Ice Company,
which now controls the natural ico
product of New York, Pennsylvania
and Maine, may purchase artificial ice
plants in Southern cities. An agent
has visited the leading plants in the
South to ascertain the capacity and
value of each. The cities which it is
proposed to first bring into the com
bine are Atlanta, Memphis, Mont
gomery, Birmingham, Chattanooga and
Nashville.
Foren. . y
Influenza has caused 193 deaths in a
week in London.
The American art institute has been
granted a permanent site for a building
in Paris.
French soldiers' anti-army newspa
pers have now been shut out all troops'
rendezvous. -
English life insurance companies are
severely criticised for charging an ex
tra 5 per cent, war risk.
The London Authors' Society will es
tablish an Authors' Tension Fund to
be available to applicants CO years old
or over.
While walking alone at night, M1S3
Rachel Ferguson was knocked down
and robbed at Toronto, and died eooa
afterward.
Miscellaneous.
Captain Eckhoff. of the Dutch oil
tank steamer La Hesbaye, in port at
Baltimore, reports having sighted an
iceberg, on which four polar bears
were walking, off the Newfoundland
Banks.
Private David E. Ferrick. Troop G,
Fifth Cavalry, died on Friday of ty
phoid fever at San Juan, P. It.
General Otis reports that Thomi3
Stocker, Troop K, Fourth Cavalry, wa
killed in action near Concepcion, No
vember 11.
The Comptroller of the Treasury
holds that under the peraonel act naval
officers on leave axe entitled to one
half shoro pay.
Colonel S. M. Whiteside. Tenth Cav
alry, has been designated to act tem
porarily a3 commander of the depart
ment of Santlaga and Puerto Principe,
Cuba.
The inability of General Otis to
bring the Filipino war to an end has
given rise to the story that hostilities
are being prolonged to carry out the
political schemes of the administra
tion. It is said the idea i3 to adminis
ter the crushing blow to Aguinaldo
during the heat of the presidential
campaign, thus arousing patriotism to
the point of voting for McKinley.
QIiss Cella Sherman Miles, daughter
of life general commanding the army,
and CapL Samuel Reber, United
States army, were married in Wash
ington at noon Wednesday and left on
a Southern tour. The wedding was an
uKra-fashionable one.
Two six-inch ibronze Spanish can
non, formerly a part of the defences
at Fort San Felipe, Manila,' and cap
tured by Admiral Dewey at the halt'
of Manila bay, have been presented '.
the city of Atlanta to be used at ti
23e of the monument which will
erected to the memory of the la.
, Lieutenant Brumby.
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IT IS ALL THE SAME
Bill Arp Writes i Chapter oa the Sin
of Stealing.
DIFFERENT NAMES FOR IT.
Nerroe "Take," WhlU Men Oct
the Advantise" of One A not her .and
So ItQces.
I hare- always coatrsd?d that steal
ing Utile things was the dxseuln? 'n
cf the a?gro and was a race trait. And
thit cheating in a trade wa a
trait in Jews and G-entibra. We white
folks dc not call it cheating, but iy
bs g3t the advantage or be got the
best of the bargain, but this adrea-
tige ia generally got oy deception or a
suppression or tt.e truta. THe nrgro
smooths his sin over by calling It tak
ing thlcxs just as our cook ence said
to me when I complained about hr
stealing lord and flour and rice and
such thing?: "Mr. Major. I don't think
you miss what I takes." Weil. I didn't
tery much, i'or the never took much at
a time, but it annoyed me for her to
think the was fooling me when the
was'nL But that sime negro would
sit up all night with a rick member of
the family and was always good and
kind to our children. Now the white
man rarely steals anything and the
negro as rarely cheat you In a trade.
Bofore Che civil war the negro" mot
frequent crime was stealing chicken
and he get so expert in that business
that a law was pxs?el making it a
penal offense, for anybody ta buy
chickens from a negro even though he
i i3f:4 luriu m litis II, u j li u. i, r
could buy foot mats and broonia and
baskets, but we must not buy chick-
ons. Law or no law. he ccatinued bis
midnight vocation, and -If the com
mandment hal fald thou shalt not
covet thy Eeighbor's chickens it would
have been all the time to Mm. Flrt
covet r.nd then steal was part of bi
religion. I was ruminating about this
becaua I bought a turkey yesterday
from a negro for a very low price and j
I wondered where he cot it. I didn't
question him. for I didn't wmt to
I hurt his feelings. When I was in North
i Carolina a friend told me about en o'.d
darky who was on trial for stealing a
turkey and the proof was positive, a ad
yet he did not wrm to be alarmed. His
lawyer wa dibcourarted and said,
Tne-le Jaek. it looks like th?y have
got ycu." "No. dry air.l. Mas John;
dey aint g'Jt me yet and dey alnt
Sin to get me. Till you bow It is.
Mas Jolia- o Jp(5fe FCt,a UP ljr
my young mister when de war broki
over an! the judge asked Uncle Jac:
tlon of his crime. The old gray-headed
m-an got up with a gnint and look
ing around upon the fpe.-tators and
then at the Jude said: "Nuffin' much
Mas Judge, nuffin much. Only dls. yoa
kr.ow ell abcut dat old war which we
all got whooped and you haiat forgo,
how I went out wid you to de army fc.
you was a cappen and old master told
me to go 'long and take ker of yoa,
and you kno-s I did de very bca' I
could for four mighty loss years itnu
how one time you got wounded ar.d I
staid by you ostell you was well again
and how anoder time you took the
measles zzl me. too, and I t-tay by yon
and nu' ycu anJ how anoder time dtm
yankees catch me and I got away !n
d9 night and ccme bark to you and
how sometimes you get fit cf nioay
and cut of sumfen to cat all at de
ame time and you call me up and say.
Jack, you mus go out a foragin and
get us sumfin'. and I go out li'e in ie
night and bring you chicken and ros
tln' tars and one time I bring you a
turkey, and you ncber ax tno nutria
about whar I got mm an-t you cevrr
. . . , r a
giv me any money to ouy mm, ni
you, Mas Jedge. You call It roraia
I'm. d!Ant vou. Mas Jodge. and If it
w-as foragin den how cum it w w
stpslin now?"
We soldier's didn't steal much dar
ing the civil wir. but sometime we
wr Kcralv Umoted and fell. Some
times we got awful tired of salt meat
and longed for a change of dtet. I re
number that when we campod uear
Orange courthouse there was a lovely
little shot that took up where our
hordes were tethered. It "oelongsd to a
cross old man who lived on a hill
nearby J Major Ayer rods op there
one evoning and tried to buy 1L The
old man refused in an insolent manner.
for he w?s a union man man and wa
mad because our army had camped on
his land and was cutting bis timber.
Carialn Cothrsn was a good fhot with
a pistol and wa proud of his cam, vai
so the next evening Majjr Ayer bet
him a quarter that he couldn t shoot
that plg'a eye out. lie took tha bet
and won. and our fiithful err2nt Tip
dressed and baked It, and we feasted.
The old man came prowling eround
every day hunting for that pig. and It
was harder to lie out of it than It was
to 6tcal It. Cut the moinirg we broke
camp we sent Tip up there and pxld
the old Tcm:n two dollars and quietfd
oar ccnscieiice. A tit hot9 waa almost
!rrtri,ttble. One time Ceorgi Burnett
iM Tom Ayer killed one under almi
lar circumstance and eot a q narter
to our nses. The old man tnisa'd hi?
hog in die time, and when te Inquired
cZ Lurnett if they had rera iuaround.
Burnett wh'.snered to him that Cap
tain Stillwell'a mem tnl fresh pig for
dinner yesterday but te mucten t'.l
who tcld tfm. I belonged to Stilwll'j
me:s and the first thing w knew Col-
czzl Yeisr had us tummoael before
him to be tried on a chargs of stealing
th-9 old man's pig. It was a kind of
mock trial end recruited la conTicticg
Burnett Lyer. and they hai to pay for
the pig. But I am pleirrd to eay of our
confederate Midlers that I never knew
a case cf flagrant or cruel robbery or
nillacs. nor did I ever know of but
ne Instance of a soldier violating the
acred rights of a man's family. At
'ecterrllle the Loa!:ia.na Tigers, at
hey were called, committed a shame
ful outrage ia the country nearby and
were Immediately arrested and trie!
that evening ard thot tha Eext morning
at runrise. Old Joe Jchcton bsat lynch
law out of tight when he had a nre
eise. There are various kinds of steal
ing, but no-t aggravating to writers
fc-r the prei i th stealing by tht
Tress. Two friends ene fc Birminr
and the otter in Lcs Argei.
"Mi'omia have Te'tlv rent tre
ypte3 of ptvt imbl'sK In the'r
w.Ta 1u w-h'ea th !d psra hr
3ed from the Chicago Ti-r-Oee.v
he letter I wrote for tha Ccn-.ItnJoa
about Pebrer. South Carolina. My raa&e
H not metkHeJ. mcr It ta
rtl1td to Ch Oetmhntioa: oa'r
few tBma:rUl rbxete hiv
mad iaat f&oujra to mak U ar?ar
that tno latrr-Ocfia fnt a reporter
down tbr to writ xxp ta tw. t
baT knows pHlr th!?TB rrt to llm
ctalssaag for do'nt lh&t tot half k
inma aa that. GUI Arp la AtUata
CoBstJtaUoe.
TEE NATIONAL LAW MAltRS.
What Coagrraa la Doiog From Day f
Day.
Tha SenaU.
Seventeenth Day Senator Hoar, ol
Uaatacausctta. introduced a rtaolutiaa
asking the President ts fumlaa U
Saat with all coDauoiraUoci reced
ed from Aguinaldo or any oca repre
senting the Filipinos or any ailrged au
thority of the people there aad oar
replies thereto; th proclamation t
to the Philippine people and the sa
aa actually proclaimed by General Otis
if In any way altered, together with la
formation whether ua chaagt was
approved, and the Prt-aiJrx.1 it aUc
asked to forward without delay all la
formation he has of the forma of gov
eminent, proclamation or ronrenUan
of those Islands. Mr. Hoar sought la
mediate consideration, but on objec
tion went OTtr.
Senator Ram Hog. of Utah, has Intro
duced a resolution direct. eg the Phil
ippine committee of the House to re
port on what form of government other
than the Spanish, existed in the Philip
pines prior to Irea;T 10. srd ia
what eitrnt Spain hid actual -trol
of the Islands. Alto w briber sovereign
power can be Justly and ia acordarcs
with international law ciilajrl la th
absence of power of control.
Mr. Allen, of Nebratka. offrrej reso
lution calling upon the Secretary of
War for complete inf artnstUn t
the transport st-rrire. It wis adaptct.
The Senate, at 4 oVWk aljrn'd.
Eighteenth Day. The diy wss sp-t
!n hearing eulcglrs on the I f snJ
character of Vice-Pre' int Hobart.
Many Senators paid elfti-r.t tribute
to his memory, af:er wui b the Seta's
adjourned.
Nineteenth Dsy. A spirited ant at
times sensational debate w as prHp -tsted
In the Senate on thr Vit Ppilre
question over r"olutloas of Ir-ju ry.
Mr. IVttlgrew. cf Srjta Dikota. at'
larked the administration's rut'Jry n
the Philippine and lo ruad on:e
startling charges against lh wli
were support: the admin trstu.
He declared that a syMeniUir -tTort
was Le'.ng made to prevent arra-a'e la
formation from reading tb fvf f
the Felted State and that It was
political w heme ti further the rindl
dacy of Mr. MeKlrl-y fr rr-nota. na
tion and re-election. ll-ft r adjourn
ment, the Senate, afler prolonred de
bate, p&ed the bill c snfrrr'ng powers
upon th director ef tb- rnsus.
Twentieth Day. The Jrrnat? bell a
brief serrdun. evt4 primipilly to a
dlKcussion cf the rp1y of England cn
the seizure of American flour. After
a tbort executive sewsiun the Senate
adjourned.
I 'wuiy -First I . Tha Kens Is eta-
mittee on Privileges and Elections
continue! the lnv stlputloa of (bsrres
againrt Sen i tor Claik of Montana. M.
1. liewctt. a miner wbo wai la IDiena
during the iel?n t tbe legislature
in 1SJJ9. said that Charley Clark had
asked him to see Senator Myer and
offer him flO.OOO for his vote for Mr.
Clark for Senator. He tad according
ly taked with with Mr. Mem and tei
tified that that gentleman Ua1 told
him after first declining the proposi
tion to say to Clark that If Le was dis
poned to do so he cjuld put tie IIO.O'.X)
In the hands t Mr. Wblt '.de to be
paid to bim (Myers) In eaae Le should
vote for Mr. Clark, lleaett said that
the Senator's son ttated that thin ar
rangement vai ftatls'artory and had
afterward told him that tbe money for
Myers bad been given ta Y.uit'twde and
that his vote was assured.
The witness said that he had cca
the Senator at his home at tbe Helena
Hotel a abort time after the Whiteside
exposure and had satked h'.m what he
proposed to do. w be a the Se nator re
plied: "There only cne thing to do and
that Is to make the p?ople heller that
tbe Daly gang have furni hid the mon
ey and have put up a conspiracy
against us.
Concluding his testimony Mr. Hew
ett ald he had received no pay tor his
services from Mr. Clark and no proia
lee of any. He had been Interested
with the Senator In a mining company
and preferred LIm to his opponents.
The House. i
Eighteenth-Day. Miscellaneous bus. v ,
leers of minor importance occupied tbt
attention of the House until 19 o'clock
after which an hour was devoted to
eulogies upon tbe life and publie ser
vices of the late Representative Creea
of Nebraska. Mr. Kile ben. cf North
Carolina was among the speakers. The
House then adjourned.
Xinteenth Day But little buslneea of
Importance was done by lb House,
The aefcslcn was brief.
Twentieth Day. Tbe Hou commit
tee on Inter-s'ata and foreign com
merce ordered a favorable report upon
the Hepburn bill for tbe construction
of the Nioara.Tuan canal. The season
of the House occupied Just 20 min
utes. Twenty-First Dsy.Tba ts:s of tfca
House was of brief duration and noth
ing of Interest transpired to break l
monotony of the proceedings.
A Oserttls's PceslisrUy,
Colon'-! John X. Moby La writ! in
to a Ilkhmond 1ict an -latrate Ce
fense of .K.Meral Grant. Lis friend, and
certain statements therein rttnind tne
that Mosby's ranfferw, or guerillas. Dev.
er stood a sabre tbarre In tbe wbo!
coarse vf tbe war. Each man carried
four pistol, one In each Loot leg; and
two In holsters. ajgTi; tins twenty
four shots. There i not a raibine
or sabre In the csrauiaacL Carbines
were too heavy, and sabres Lad a dis
!o!tlon to rattle la their neaLtard.
Besides, close quarters were Dot fa tbe
guerilla liking. With l;tby"s toco It
was ever a case of scatter ns twn.a mm
the enemy approached, if ever one
company of troopers lived In mortal
fear of another, tbe honor belongs to
Mobys men and tho Eighth Illinois
Cavalry. The latter w as the best cav
alry regiment In the Army of the Po
tomac, and Sheridan oicerrd It to go to
Muddy Branch to eiterminate as
many of Moby"s men as tbey canj
Tbe glitter of cold steel set a Moby
man off at a gallop. New York Tret.
Tommy, aged S, was ztrutting around
the house In his trtt pair of boots and
being told his baby titter wsnted to
tiis him, caid; Til fust bet a cent
that kid takes tne fcr her fa iter.-
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