RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MARCH 1. 1900.
WILL MEET JULY 4TII
Dcrcccraiic National Convention Will
Assemble on That Day
Senator Morgan Oets a Complimen
tary Jib From It.
Washington, D. C., Special. When
the Senate convened Saturday, consid
eration of the Hawaiian government
bill was resumed, the pending question
being on the amendment of .Mr. Piatt,
of Connect kutt. providing that tho
President should appoint the chief
justices of the Supreme Court and
.... . ..., 'Judges of the Circuit Courts, and that
Milwaukee wad Also a Candidal for ; the governor of that territory should
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI.
fleeting Place, But Kansas City Won
Washington. Special. The next Na
tional Democratic Convention will bo
held at Kansa City, Mo., .July 4th.
This was the decision of the Demo
cratic National commit ice which met
at tho Hotel Raleigh tf ilx the time
and place c! holding tho convention.
Milwaukee was the. only ether city
ci.-mpe.tlrg fur the honor of entertain
ing tre convention, aid the poor show
ing f ho ini: whf-n the v;te was taken
(the rcmi't bi.-ing Kins:.-; City 40, Mil
waukee -l), caused genr-ral surprise.
The claims of the rival cities ai to 'ho
tel aec-ommo'lationa, vallrcid and -telegraph
facilities Wf-i'c prc-eiited in open
session by representative of each city
and subsequently in executive session,
ex-Governor fetone, on behalf of Kan--vaM
City, and National Committeeman,
E. C. Wail, r.n behalf of Milwaukee,
explained the financial inducements
which the city he represented W3s wil
ling to mako. Each offered the com
mittee $"0,0)0, but in addition Kansas
City was willing to furnish hotel ac
commodations for the members of the
committee and the hall with decora
tions and music free of expense to the
One of Milwaukee! strongest argu
ments was the political effect which
tiie holdirg of the convention h. that
city would have upon the German
Americiu voters, who were represent
ed to the committee as wavering in
their allcgi m , e to the Republican par
ty. It ie( :no to bo taken for granted
by at least two speakers that. Bryan
would 'bo re-ntjuninalc.l and that tho
Chicago platform in K;b.tanc-o would
be reaffirmed, exposition to trusts
expansion and imperialism together
wit'it every mention of Ilry-an and tho
Chleagii plafium aroused enthusiasm,
but duiing tho open session of tho
committee there wad no allusion to
free silver. Three dated for holding
the convention were proposed. May ?.h,
by Mr. Townst-nd, of Oregon; June 14,
by Senator Tillman, of South Carolina:
nnd July 4th, -by Mr. McGraw, cf West
Ii'ifir'jl' , A speech by ex-Senator Gor-
auan, fa fAvor of 'colding to precedent
and 'xV p tlalo later than that for
the cXT"1 oan of the party in power,
lMjfc had V"; :le influence in causing
ia:I?t'5ciu.irrl) y to be choosn.
' After the comimlttee had selected
It he "Gate City" of Che West, the Kan
j Baa City iKiomers held a Jollification
meeting In their rooms at the Raleigh.
Kx-Governor Stone addressed the gath-
erlnjr predicting that 'tha-:e who attend
ed the convention would depart with
jt irale upon their lips for the hospi
tality they hid received and that the
j i nominee of -the convention would be
' ; the victor at the polls in November.
1 The committee wa3 called to order
by Senator Jones, chairman. Every
State and Territory waa represented,
I ; either by 'the committeeman cr proxy.
' I-There were K'roug indications when
t.ho committee met that Rausas City
firtd be chosen. Each city was al--ed
thirty minutes to present its
elms alul the two rival cities argued
James A. Reid, -prosecuting attorney
yat Kansas City, made the opening
J speech presenting the claims of the
f-' metropolis of the Southwest. The in
vitation he presented, he said, came
not only from the citizens of Kansas
City, but from the unfaltering trium
phant Democracy of Missouri.
Kansas City has thirty nine lines of
railroad, and her telegraphic facilities
re excellent. Her hotels are move
than ample. Outside cf the great ho-
"iield of New York, there were in Kan-
i 4ah Citv seven hotels that will rank as
I high as any in the United States. The
i committee, lie said, should have the
1 f the delegates, the second choice. Ho
f'fet rates, he promised, would not be
raieed. Mr. Reid was especially fiii-
koto In his eulogy of the convention
appoint the ofllcefd. the amendment
I limiting the tenure of office of appoint.
tees 10 lour yearn.
In n vehement speech Mr. Tillman
j of South Carolina attacked the bill as
rejorted to the Senate, and in passing
made a personal arraignment of Sen
ator Morgan for alleged lack of cour
tesy. "The diarchy which exists -Tn
Hawaii," declared Mr. Tillman, "and
which this bill perpetuates, Is power
ful and unscrupulous. It is an auto
cracy greater than ever existed out-f-ide
"I sympathize with the' Senator from
"'ntnicr-tinnf I r Vila -... . .
properly appointed judiciary for the
islands a Judiciary not controlled by
) the oligarchy which now has its grip
on the island?."
Referring to an incident which oc
' curred tho other day, in. which. Mr.
j Morgan, of Alabama, declined to yield
! to Mr. Tillman to reply to a statement
j mad by Mr. Wolcott of Colorado con
j cerning the suppressed vote of South.
' Carolina, Mr. Tillman said:
"I have felt indignation at the treac
' ment I received from the Senator (Mr.
Morgan). Never in my experience in
j the Senate have I been treated so dis
I courteously by any member of the
1 Mr. Morgan endeavored to Interrupt
j Mr. Tillman, but the latter waved him
: aside, saying: "I decline to yield to
j the Senator. He has put himself ouc
i fcide the pale of courtesy and consider
! ation so far as I am concerned." He
then explained the circumstances o
Mr. Morgan's refusal to permit him to
i reply to Mr. Wolcott.
"When I aro5e to explain the situa
: tlon in South Carolina as It was pre
! sented by the Senator from Colorado."
i said Mr. Tillman, "the Senator from
j Alabama said: 'No, I cannot permit
I you to speak now. I'll leave you to
ng.at it out some other time!"
"It was the first time in my experi
ence that I had been denied a
hearing in like circumstances. No Re
publican would have denied me the
privilege, because there is no man on
that sida of the chamber eo lacking in
courtesy nnd decency."
A Thriving Section.
In no section of the South ds there
greater evidence of general prosierity
and advancement in every line of in
dustry than In that stretch of (territory
extending from iMoiroe, N. C, to Ports
mouth, Va., along the Seaboard Air
Line railway. Starting from (Monroe,
ono traverses first a region devoted to
the cultivation of cotton, and directiy
adjacemt to the cotton fields seeo im
mense md rvmerous cotton mills, that
take almost, or altogether the fntire
product of the fields, and reduce it to,
a nnisnea state. Then the great lum
ber section is passed. In the mMst of
this lumber, cr long leaf pine belt is
situated the unique town of Southern
! Pines, where all the resources of wealth
i and architectural ingenuity have been
; exhausted to make a modern city in
the most favorable Surroundings for
a health resort The city of Raleigh
! is next passed, the capital of North
j Carolina. This city presents all the
j progressive features of the great State
that contributes to its greatness. It is
j an educational and manufacturing and
i industrial center, reflecting the pro
i gressivene33 of the whole State. Hen
I derson, Wake Forest and Weldon. are
! live towns on the main line of the
Seaboard. From Henderson branches
a road to Durham, noted for its to
bacco industry the world over. The
twin cities, Portsmouth and . Norfolk,
Va are at the present iterminus of the
Seaboard Air Line. These cities dp an
amount of shipping that is entirely be
yond comprehension of the average
person. The prosperity and material
advancement of thus belt of territory
must be attributed largely to the lib
eral management of the Seaboard Air
Line railway system, which is always
quick to see jtnd take advantage of
anything calculated to upbuild the
sections through which its lines pas?.
The Porto Rlcan Question Discussed in
Fifty-Sixth Day. An effort is to be
made to get the question 'Involving
the seating of former Senator Quay of
Pennsylvania formally "before the Sen
ste for consideration. Mr. Penrose, of
Pennsylvania, gave notice that he
would call up the case. As it is a privi
leged question he may be able to se
cure a vote cn the taking up oi me j
cae for consideration find thus deve!-
cp the Quay strength in the Senate j
at leaat approximately.
Mr. Morgan objected to making
those positions political footballs. He
wa3 Interrupted by Mr. Tillman, who
wanted to know how many registered
voters there were in Hawaii at the
present time. He thought about 4,000,
composed largely of Americans, Ger
mans an-d other white foreigners
THE WAR IS ENDED.
The Philippine SlHifgle Thought To
Be Over. .
ARMY WI?L BE NO LONGER NEEDED
The Expedition of Gen. Bates Into the
Southern Portion of Luzon, Will
; Mark the Close of Operations.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION.
coexists meet. GENERAL RETREAT.
fir. Jacobs, of Chicago, and Other j
Will Be Present. j
The seventeenth annual convention i
Ora.ors and Their Subjects at David
son. nn.;,(.n ( TV. a "i,! Kii !.
:f the North Carolina Sunday school , "77 " i , ZuZ t ,..i
ebrated by the students with the usual
association will be lld In Charlotte jtIllior oratioI16.
March 14th, 15th, and 16th, commenc- -The" following is the lit of speakers
log vrlth an evening session on Wed- j with their tubjecU:
aesday. thfe 14th. ' February 21st. 7.30 u. m.: M. M.
Important Session Held la Raletgti
The' North Carolina section oC ta
American Chemical Society held Its
fourth annual meeting Saturday In the
office of the Sttte Chmit of North
The society wis called to rJer by
1 Boers Motiaf Oit of Britiri TerriJ
MASSING ON THEIR OWN GtOlND.
i. n.: m. ju. : ' s
Inter-Collegiate lh presiding officer. Dr. Chaiie IUs j
1 no ronvptitifui til ill lw ittrnrt&il tw p.m.k
----- --- j vaiuncil. .VUWIU, lUiri-vvm.Mn. i
Mr. B. F. Jacobs, of Chicaeo. who la ' ihiic. w nrpJUv iih,.rv iktrvllle. associate profewor c! cha-
j a v uiuvc m a a a a vwmj . j t
i "Uberal Education:" W. P. Chedet- la the I'nlveraltjr of North Cam
Washington, D. C, Special. Accord
Jug to information received at the War
pepaTtment from Manila, with the end
of the present expedition of General
Bates into the two provinces at th
extreme southern part of the island of
chairman of the executive committee
it the International Sunday School As
loclation. and who is generally consid
ered as rfbe founder of the internation
al system. The attendance of Mr. Ja
cobe upon the convention insures Its
Luzon, military operation; In the
,, ,i.1. vl i Philippines will close. Afterward
tion that in 1890 the voters numbered j fQere Is nothing to do but to undertake
Fifty-Seventh Day. When the Sen
ate convened all the galleries were
crowded and many people vainly
sought admission from the corridors,
It was a splendid compliment to Sen
ator Foraker, of Ohio, whose selection
to read the Washington farewell ad
dresd, in accordance wk'h the annual
custom, had been announced. It was
a fine bit of elocution which met with
Fifty-eighth Day. The Republican
members of the conference committee
on the financial bill reached an agree
ment. The Democratic conferees were
called in and stated their opposition"!
to the bill, and without further for
mality, the bill was ordered reported
providing for gold oin of the above
standard, and as it will probably be
come a law, provides:
That the dollar consisting of twenty-
to maintain order through a police
fysfVm. It Is said that attention is
now being given to that subject and
steps are being taken to form a thor
oughly mobile, lightly armed gendar
merie, something on the order of the
Canadian mounted police, to cover the
jslands at all points, and conserve the
f-nergies of the regular troops.
The arrest of a Tagal on the charge
pf being a guerilla as reported from
"Manila, it is said at the War Depart
ment, marks the initiation of another
policy toward the insurgents who still
remain under arms; or rather the de
velopment of the old policy toward the
Jogical outcome of an unsuccessful re
bellion. As the summary punishment
pf guerilllas cannot be had until some
action has been taken to declare the
live and eight tenuis nne, snaii ue me determination of the application of the
standard unit of value, and all forms '
nf irvnnpv i-rt r r-ninpd bv the Unit- i rules of wai' il ls assumed a the War
stntoa shill hP maintained by the Department that General Otis has al-
Secretary of the Treasury at a parity i ready issued some kind of a proclama
of value with this standard. tlon or notice to the natives, warning
. NAL, , . them that !f they defy the rules of war
Titlj-iimtu u. - - - ursue predatory warfare they
session the Senate had under consider- , .
otinn th HoMihn finvprnTnfTit Rill wl be treated as guerillas when cap
ation the Hawaiian Government Bui.
The discussion took a wide range, but
the basis of it was an amendment off
ered by Mr. Piatt (Conn.) as to tho
appointment and tenure of office of ths
judges of the Hawaiian court.
Fifty-Sixth Day. For the first tim-i
in the debate upon the Puerto R'ican
tariff 'bill the voice of a Republican
was a-aJsed against the measure. Mr.
Bromwell, Ohio, spoke against the bill,
but opposed it on the ground of policy
and not of constitutionality. His hos
tility, however, was not so absolute
but that he announced his intention of
voting for it if the substitute failed.
The either speakers were Mr. Ray, j
New York, and Mr. Long, Kansas, forj
the hill, and Mr. Henry, Texas, against j
It. The Republicans (have decided to
hold a caucus or conference on the bill j
Saturday 'night j
Although there are. said to be be
tween 20 and 30 Republicans hostile to
the measure, the Repuibli-can leaders
who are canvassing the situation say
that not more than four or five will
cast their votes against it. They also
say several Democrats will support it.
The only Democrat who is outspoken
in 'his advocacy of the bill is Mr. Da
Messrs. Meir and Broussard, Lohls-FWty-
Seventh Day. The debate on
the Porto Rkan Tariff Bill brought
out several notable speeches in the
House, including one by General Gros
ter, Asheville, "The UUe and Fall cf
Spain;" IX. S. Craig. Begonia, "An
Aim in Life;" R. C. D?al, Greenville.
3. C, "A Need in Southern Litera
ture;" R. S. Denhara, Pensacola. Fla..
success, as all who have ever heard "The Solid South;" J. F. Duan. Ocala.
him -will agree. He will be the most
prominent spirit of the convention, but
will be ably assisted by leading Sun
day school workers of this and other
The address at the opening session
Thr meeting arc a jut e ol great
enjoyment and profit to all chemist
whi aUend. They come here Imbued
with the scientific cplrlt. alway anx
ious to lesrn and ever rea3y to import
Fla.. "The Intc-rest of the South iu IKnowieage mey nive (arawvti sin
Expansion;" T. D. Duruy, Davidson. I d- The members look forward from
"The Anglo-American Alliance;" R. j mi ueetic ta the nevt mlth a great
T. Faucette jr., Lumberton. "Develo:- .'leal of pleasure. Teaihei of chttnli
ment of Civil Liberty." Morrisca Fet- try In the colleges and the Culver:
zer, Concord, "A Century's Progreaa : ty cf the Sta,e are glxA to eoiu la
James Atkins, '.in Electricity;" R. M. Fitzpatrlck, .contact and discu. vital subjects prr.
America's Oppoitunlty lu
u. l- Jifacaam, ivwa . . .
A Neglected Problem;" ' Weight and M?j.uira f the UnitcJ
1, Newell's, "The Mau States Co3st and C.ead s ic Survey, t-j
The PrebyIeiX i ' devoting specia
attention to the-tformation of the new
Philippine commission, acting on the
advice that) the army has reached tht
end of its functions in the islands, and
that the time is ripe for the establish
ment of civil ' governments throughou
the archipelago. It is hoped that the
personnel can be completed before the j
end of the next week. ;
upon representation of the Spamsu
government to the effect that e-ome of
the islands south o! the Philippine
archipelago, which had 'been taken pos
session of .by United States gun-boats,
were really the property of Spain, the
authorities of the Siato Department
have examined the charts and conclud
ed to direct the withdraw I cl our
claims to the islands cf Caygayen,
Sulu, and Cihutu, all of which lie
within the boundary lines laid down
toy t'he treaty of Paris.
will be made by Rev.
D. D.. of Nashville, Tenn., Sunday Asheville,
school editor of the Southern Method- ! China."
ist church. Rev. B. W. Spllman, of; February" 2Ud.. 10.20 a. m. O. J.
Raleigh, field secretary of the Sunday Huie, Atlanta. Oa., "Expansion;" J. U.
BChool department of the Bantist t Johnson. Llncolnton "Honor t( Whom
churcfc, will conduct a Sunday school ! Honor is Due:" O. H. Matthews. Da-
insUtute on Thursday afternoon. Dr. vidson, "Alfred the Great;" W. B. Mc- j theuUt.
J. F. Monroe, of Davidson Colleee. i Clintock. Charlotte. -Colonization:" l)r- VenaWe. IVo.Vor KMg.Me anJ
will present the subject of "Sunday i
School Work in the Manufacturing !
Other prominent workers r.amed on j
the program (which is yet incomplete)
are N. B. Broughton, and Jos. II. ;
Weathers, of Raleigh; Geo. W. Watts, i
of Durham; Prof. F. S. Blair, of Gull
ford College J. W. Bryan and N. B.
Parker, of Goldsboro; Rev. A. D.
Thaeler, of Winston; Chales Rosa, of
Entertainment will be provided by
the citizens of Charlotte for all del
egates. Reduced rates have been se
cured from all railroad lines the rate
being ufll fare going and one-third fare
No Sunday school superintendeit
who wishes his school in the front
should deprive himself of this unusual
opportunity of being in a convention
with Mr. Jacobes for two days. Many
workers in all parts of this country and
Canada have journeyed long distances I
to enjoy a similar pleasure.
taln.'ng to themhtry with thoe men
who dercte a greiter part of tbeit
time and energies In the prot ution
of work ,eonnerttd with public ant
private Ubor.it.n-!. It afiord. mutual
benefit .n both ?rj;her and anilyth il
K. H. Mclntyre. Carl, "The Power of. Professor Wltheis were appilntel .1
Knowledge;" J. A. Mcleod. Vlllaaow, j committee to draft a resolution pett
"The Young Man's Education;" C. H. j tloning Congress to take iiumedlite
McMurray, Lancaster, S. C. "De islou j action In the equipment, with both sn
r.f i-irantor." r n Mmpmi ij.-v ! pamtus and men. the Bureau .'f
Hill. S. C.
Ij. B. Newell
With the Hoe;" T. D. Osbonrne, Char- ; " graauauon bj eunraunn
lotte, "Suffrage In the United States." l" volumetric apparatus tn be dor.
? tn i, m n t v..triL- n.iin. with jsreal facility aul act-arary. Ojt
Green, d. C, "John Milton;" W. D. government :a ver reitc. in inu ie.
Reid, Griffith. "The South African ! Sct. a,lJ 5n conven ience the German
Problem;" S. B. Sherard. Moffletts- ! chemists have been gating a grei:er
ville. S. C. "The tSate and the Liquor ! of the orders fcr ac uraly gmd-
Problem;" V. M. Sikes, Greensboro, uated and celebrated apparatus , VlrlU-h
"Our Debt to the Masses-" S. E. Slooo in the lea MnK laboratories In tbiflcoun- . uc
Miranda, "Qualifications for Leader
ship;" Reed Smith. Columbia. S. C.
"Anglo-Saxon Resionsiblllty;" II. A.
Vainer, Mill Bridge, "China'a Future;"
Hansell Watt, Thomasville, Ga.,
American Press of Today;" W. A.
Watt, Thomasville, Ga., "Longfellow,
His Life and Writings;" E. R. Whar
ton, Greensboro, "Cotton Milling in
Mr Kcdwrs Butler Sends News That
Thty are About to Raise the Srige
IxuJjn. by Cable The lier ar
Ira vine &J1 tae iol:loo held by theta
on Brltiah territory "d are rvneen
t ratine for the de(ene of their un
. Sir Red vers Ituller thinks they are
stout t ra;e the l e of Iidrrmlth.
aud thlt is the Urge nes of the da,
(letters! Clctnent leKn that the
' force confronting him ha Iben Kreity
i dimlolshtd. Tn thoutasd tnea ate e.
j t! ma ted to Lave goce fnum the Co!r. .
. lera diMrlct alone. The IUirr are al-
retracinn their p frtxu Zululaod
Thus thry are r-lalnx tb-lr bol4 hi
ail kide !.t ai-(Ubled tO .pK.w Ia(1
Robettr. He ia nrltig ou siedt!..
towards Btjemfobtln. Tait l bo-u
by bli Jarone)uenll4l tteKTm from
' raatd-beig. Z-v r ) talle iwi.
- IVuU1ws be I miles lctiinJ the xl-
umn tnat la puruinr lae ivers sou
the uet :icoiiaut u mijr be the
otrnpatlon vt rd--tnfonte'.n. Nothlas
has leen lieaid fiutu tb lifce of
Cicnj" for lo da. Thie It m
KtiOOf tiikpOkUion to l-hre that T
voiabie Information La len iecei--d
ly th War Oflir- Wu t Uinic lib-b-ld
nntl! the operation ulnina.e
la aruetb.ug mate romljtiv Tb't
in an equally Mrung Up-HKn t
think that Oemral C'rurj- baa rut
away. Owing to tne U t 1 1 ttaotori
are not likely tu inrad.-
llor territory exempt where lxtd Koj-
I -tt i otierathiK. G-titral P.uller lll
Opening of Carnival.
New Orleans, La., Special. Nereus
opened the carnival Wednesday night
by the first pageant of its kind ever
given ia the world. The floats were
built up around trolley flat cars, the
illumination and fixtures, which were
venor.'of Ohio, who answered a num-! concealed, appeared as a long line of
of questions as to the attitude of the j brilliant pictures moving themselves
President; another by Representative along.
h-iU, whk'li, he said, would
The following call was Issued in the
"The National Democratic commit
tee having met In the city of Washing
ton, on the 22d day or February, 1900,
has appointed Wednesday, tbe Fourth
of July, ai the time, and chosen the
city of Kansas City, Mo., as the place
of holding the 'National Democratic
ionventlon. Each State la entitled to
. i representation therein equal to dou-
id the number of its senators and
representatives In the Congress of the
' United States; and each Territory,
Alaska. Indian Territory, and the Dis
trict of Columbia, shall have six dele
gates. All Democratic conservative
reform citizens of the United States,
Irrespective of past political associa
tions .and differences, who can unite
with its In the effort for pure, econom
ical and contsltutlnal government, and
fwho favor the republic and oppose the
empire are cordially invited to join us
Hn sending delegates to the convention."
Killeu y ms . .u. b.
Greanville, N. C, Special. Mr. Buck
Cox, of Contentnea township, Greene
county, went in a cart to Grlmesland
Friday afternoon for a barrel of flour.
After starting back home his horse ran
away and he was killed. People living
near the road- saw the horse with thy
broken cart running by. They went
back to investigate and found Mr. Cox
dead In the road. His neck was bro
ken and his head terribly mangled.
Moody, another -Massachusetts Repu')-
llcan, who sharply criticised tne posi
tion of his colleague. Mr. McClei
lan (N. Y.), and Mr. Brantley (Ga.),
also spoke against the bill, and Mr.
Parker (N. J.), in support of it. The.
debate was continued at a night fces
Mr. McClellan (N. T.) opened the
debate. Mr. MeOlellan argued at scone
length that the Inhabitants of Porto
Rica are citizens of the United States,
with all the constitutional rights of
citizens, and that the Constitution ex
tends proprio vigore over the island cl
Porto Rico, the United States only
holding it in trust, for the State event
ually to be erected out of the territory.
The moral aspect of the case," lie
said, " is quite as important as in the
legal. It involves the good faith, the
credit and the honor of the United I
Fifty-eighth Day. An agreement ;
was reached in the House that the vote '
on the Porto Rican tariff bill will be !
A ball at the Grand Opera House
followed. Thursday there will be a
military review and the Momus parade,
at night. Saturday the manufacturers
will hold a trade parade. The battle-'
ship Texas is expected that day. The
extension, of the carnival over a week
has brought a great many people ear
lier than usual.
Weathered The Gale.
Fort Monroe, Special. Tho trans
port McPherson, towed by the steamer
Admiral Sampson, passed in the capes
at daybreak Saturday and anchored off
Fort Monroe quarantine station. She
brings troops from Cuba. The trans
port had a thrilling experience.. Du
ring the heavy storm of Monday, while
440 miles at sea, she broke her propell
er shaft and drifted helplessly for
many hours almost to the coast of Ber
muda. Assistance was asked of a lit
tle Italian steamer but her captain
was afraid the big transport would
taken at 3 p. m., next Tuesday. Gen
eral debate will close Monday and
members of the 'House. Frequent con-t
ferences- were held between represen-
j tatives of the various elements.
The debate brought out a speech by
Representative Tawney, of Minnesota,
scoring Mr. Littlefleld, of Maine, fo.
his speech of yesterday, and also two
speeches from the Republican side by
Mr. Tompkins, of New York, and Mr.
Powers, of Vermont, opposing the bill.
Mr. Thayer, of Massachusetts, closed
the day with a defense of the Anti
Imperialists. The other speakers were
Mr. Eddy, of Minnesota, for the bill,
and Messrs. Clayton, of Alabama, and
Broussard, of Louisiana, against it.
short speeches, under the five minute
A Boer force has advanced along the
flank of General Buller's .army and U
threatening its rear.
Charles E. Macrum, former consul
to Pretoria, said in an interview in
Pittsburg that he is prepared to prove
his charges as to the British censor in
South Africa tampering with United
States official mail.
Lord Roberts, British commander-in-chief
in South Africa, has arrived
at Modder River, Cape Colony, and
important developments are expected
The Hepburn canal bill was report
ed to tbe House. It declared the Clay
ton Bulwer treaty a dead letter. .
"viVsjhington, Special. The Presi
dent haa about decided on the appoint
ment of Henry C. Ide, cf Vermont, and
Gen. Luke E. Wright, of Tennessee, as
members of the Philippine commission
ttios also summoned Prof. Bernard
Moses, professor of political economy
fn the University of California, to
Washington, for a conference on the
Filipino situation and has In contem
plation the tender of a place on the
commission to him.
To luvestigate Trusts.
Washington, Special. It was stated
io-day that the Industrial commission
had decided to make certain recom
mendations lor legislation in regard
to trusts and these will be forwarded
to Congress on Tuesday or Wednesday
A aub- commrttee will leave Washing
ton about March 13, to Investigate in
dustrial conditions at the South. The
sub-corn missies, -will hold sessions at
RaleiiX N. C, tngham, Ala., At
lanta, Ga., Memphis,- Tenn., and per
Japs at other place's,
Br tish Advancing.
Colenso Camp, by Cable. The Co
lenso Township Railway station, of
tho south side of Tugela, Fort Wylie
and the country extending about two
miles to the north, have been occupied
by the British. The British are meet
ing strong opposition to a further ad
vance, the Boers having at least three
guns In position on the high hills di
rectly in front of the English. There
was heavy shelling on both sides all
Frankfort, Ky., Special. The Frank
fort City Council has passed a resolu
tion authorizing the mayor -to appoint
a committee in the city of armed moun
taineers charged with having threat
ened the lives of Judges of the Court
of Appeals. The resolution directs the
committee to call on Governor Tayjor
and demand of him the names of- all
persons, either citizens or soldiers; who
are quartered in the State buildings
and the reason therefor, also to" inves
tigate all suspicion characters found
in any part of the city.
Dogs Gave Alarm
fst jflon, By Cable. Further, details
of the attack made by Colonel Plum
mer's forces on the Boers' position, de
fended hy a . -twelve-pounder, neci
Crocodile Pools, not far from Gaber
rones, show that 03 the British were
struggling up the hill in the dark,
through a net of barbed wire, they
alarmed the Boer watch dog, who
rule, will follow up to the time, of the gave togue. Tbe Boers opened fire and
vote. The leaders continue to express ths British chareeck hut th Boers ex-
i , w j
the belief that the bill will pass, but
the impression is growing that a mo
tion to recommit the bill to the com--mittee
on ways and means will com
mand strong support and may prevail.
Mr. Underwood, . the Democratic
"whip," sent out ftelegTams to all ab
sent Democrats to be present on Mon
day, when the voting may begin. The
speech of Mr. Littlefleld, of Maine, was
the feature of the day, and kept the
(House in a furore for an hour.
Fifty-ninth day. Throughout the
debate on the Porto Rico Bill in tne
House of Representatives there was an
undercurrent of speculation on the
outcome f the efforts to bring about
united action on the present majority
ploded dynamite mines, doing much
damage and the British retreated.
Captain (DeWolfe tell3 the News that
Mr. Thomas Vance, son of the late
Senator Vance, is prominently spoken
of as the next gubernatorial candidate
in the State of Washington. Mr.
Vance has been the acting attorney
general for several months, has effi
ciently attended to the arduous duties
attendant upon tbe office, and the Dem
ocrats will push him for the governor
ship. North Carolina is interested in
Mr. Vance not only because be is a
Tar Heel, but because he is Senator
Vance's son. The State will rejoice at
any good fortune or advancement that
may come to him. Charlotte News.
The Salem commissioners have
granted a forty year franchise to the
Winston-Salem railway and electric
company and made a ten year contract
with the company for lighting the town
with 1,200 candle power each at $73
per light per annum. The board also
granted a forty year franchise to the
Winston-Salem railway and electric
company for a gas plant, which the
company In the near future proposes
to put in operation.
The xldest tree we know of in this
part is a hickory, not very large, but
looking- sound and thrifty; it is the
coreer of a tract of land owned by Tt.
L. Hamilton.- He 6ays that the ime
was standing in 1732, and if any one
doubts it he can show a state grant
that was made to Walter Shark on the
above date calling for that tree Hick
The Bailey manufacturing company
of Elkton shipped a car load of tele
graph cross arms to the Philippines.
The Daniel cotton mill at Lincoln
ton, which started up last week, will
make the finest yarns spun in the
South. It will work on numbers from
40 to 100, and will use only Sea Island
cotton. The thread will be used as
warp for silk goods and for making
spool sewing cotton.
II. C. Ball, of Raleigh, has sued the
town of Selma, Johns-ton county, for
$5,000 damages. Ball says he was de
tained in a hou$e there with a patient
suffering with a very pronounced case
of smallpox; that a man with a gun
was outside as a guard and that no
food or other comforts was furnished
it was announced some time ago
that a hospital to cost $50,000 would be
built at Salisbury by Mr. Newman. It
Is now stated that Mr. Newman will
build the hospital in Charlottesville,
Va. The Newman hospital at . Salis
bury, conducted by Dr. J. W. Long,
will be continued as a private hospital.
Smallpox has become fatal in one or
statue canhot be decided until the
are reported now a large number of
cases at the village of Canton, Hay
wood county, and several deaths. Doc
A uimilir i ... i In! i. -in ia the one (list
will mort probably be adopted by ths j ,u th Irakem.W,c aoun
committee from the North Carolina Im of Ms 0.(r.
The I section will b? alcatel by the ether '"., J'"'
' rections of the American Chemical So- 1v"u 1
! ,it,. t hAir min, It ! a ver. the Boer are tetteatlor from
1 Q,r.- f r,f ,.j,ia ti.i cMi!r.n ' him. then the news on evry
that it was the first to tke t:p the ' favorable to tl. Htl:l-b
in-iLIt r cf unification cf the systems ; n continue to go up.
rtf err tMotl'.n nl al r-ltinn r vo!n. . fie think tl.St th
metric cpparattis. To Prof. B. W.'vejoln tbe tether ! t-
j KilKore. State Chemh-tr i due th 1 bounty, will brinr to the
honor of first presnting the matter be-; home deft-use. The nrKenry with
fore the feetion in a paper entitled "A which birae def-nbe L prenyl :
Unit of Vo"ume." at the summer t wm' wonder. With the c-ualtW ju
meeting in 1S!7. reported the British lo in killed.
Since then the American Associa- wounded and captnted nrw agcreoie
The War Of-
all 4 tet'iat; ii
Mease, a white tramp, is supposed to
have brought it there and left it when I Hon cf Official Agricultural Chemists
he died. An engineer on a Southern ' and the American Cheml-al EvK-Iery
train was held up there and vaccinated j have taken up tbe matter in great
by force. A fight ensued and the of- j earnestness.
ficer's arm was broken. There is no j Upon recommea iation of the mera
business being done, stores are closed, ; bership committee. Messrs. W. A.
as the country people are afraid to j Syme. Raleigh, and J. E. Mills. Chaptl
come in and quarantine keens others t Hill, were elected members upon con-
away, and no one U allowed in from
trains. The little borough of Clyde ls
dition that they Wcaie niemlers c!
the American Chemical Society.
equally In as bad fix. with numerous
cases and several deaths. Waynesville
still has no cases and is yet unafflicted.
The papers have been signed for the
purchase by New Yorkers, of 51,000
acres of land in the piedmont section,
for a sheep ranch. It will be the only
ranch of the kind in the State.
It is stated by committeemen that
the date of the unveiling of the Vance
statu 'e cannot be decided until the
committee gets to Washington and has
About a year ago Frel Monow, a
white man of Vance county, killed a
negro woman who in.ulted bis wife.
Morrow fled and has f Inre been iu bid
ing until a ftw davs apo when he re
turned home and 6arr?uiere-J to tanl
The protpcts for Urge fruit crop
in Ncrth Carolina this year are con
sidered good. Farmers and fru'.i
growers express this opinion. The re-
definite news from the arrist Ellicott, j cent xM Speuf tbey BiYt ja good cf
About March 1st Is tbe time do fixed j fcU n tht ori,ard3 and has ptic-
for the visit t War.'.ilng'.oa. Soma
persons fax.;- May as the date of
the unveiling, for the reason that it
lal.'i l.i .! middle c! the week, while i
My 'J'J v.'.ll be Monday, aad it is ob- !
Jeu-.vi that a great many people might
"be ;!u.-:lliu to travel Sunday to get
KjIc.ctk. Ci.: It Is that May 20, the
St...;o'. chief holiday, li the mot ap
pro:.:la:e time. 1
The North Carolina Methodist Epi- .
copal Conference has subscribed j
tica'.ly Insured a full crop of fruit.
Mrs. J. il. Rosenblatt, of Cren
iro, ;d Wedneiday morning. L-t
Friday tuorulng she left her room ai
hour cr two before daylight su-1 win-
dcrcd off while asleep. Tbe expasar j
brought ou phenoi on la, which tau-el;
hr death. She was 23 yeirs old asJ
leaves a husband and fo.tr children. '
The trustees cf the uulvtrsity av : !e
Raleigh Wed-ntsday and directeJ ths
Corner Oa l-umb.r.
.w Ycrk, Fpe la!.- An aonocUtioi.
o: banking h-ueti in N w York and
Iymion ls jii to f ;ntete:ed in a
new combination detonated to coottoi
je entire lum"jr basins of Notth
Carolina. It Is iiropuwd to unite sett n
efferent -oninje,. who own abo-jr
f sir bilkon feet i4 lumber snd oatrf-l
aVoul. 0"O miles cf rai'.roid. Their
mill '2?iHy is l.X,"' feet M !.
and ta hive latjie planing tn'tts "-.t
bax factoths. T ?et.ir they t 1
a':x:t rr ciit. of all the Noti t
Carolina pln db.ttiaute!. the tot.!
turput Wing ab-jct .0'.Mo tet a
year. Tacglble Mta cf thei- ern
lante ooaiTuie are estimated at t23.
WW. d t I iKipva"d to ap'tU
thxn at 2.000KK, tijwa wb'w-a U it
eip.-:ttJ that dividends an t t-arse3
through Ue eocoml'- f fijaolld4-t'on.
Jue Heaxna. in tbe United MtM
I.inr'.ct Court, et CfcJearo. bui tsauel
an crd.r denylcc the ln)uxvtkt
Iia4 for by The CbiX3 TrBruc
asalnn the As.-UJ Vrt. lhi
gjca- out of aa aliesed (nfrltieaieet
wf cory right.
DccUrs in Charleston.
CLarleum. S. C. j-ii. i ie
mnts for a continuou- wei Ion or ths j coj annual convention of the Trt-Stal-
for the "twentieth century j president and faculty to nuke arrange. ,
i s . V 1,.; M A - A-. In: a r a a . . ... IKa tM .ea -a-i al lit f Tt Xaa.
tion. Subwribers have the : " ' V. . 1 1 ,eaiI" "lT I . VV
ht to direct fne use of the fund they sZf'Z " uv , th. fCtve" ' c,ty 1 utkQ T' . im-
. ..... . .. i lnit-crct?ir nf CTSrzvt anJ the Inner- ; t.roir.t rmm Nor. a Uaro-
ITJ hSve 'ff If!7lS i Kr f Wt - Vlau The regular Carolina, and Virginia,
ege &Dtti nave for iu tow , . it i ! . . -i...nt i tk
. Vanderbilt Unlveraky S475. Ut- IZZ.. 1 .ne V.: " al! IZa 7..
Female uoiiege eaucauon mi . n-t,n,,M rii cn',ur : t' n- u n n.it ht
$50, and 260 the trustees will ap- ir'.iT Tn , " .1 'X . IV V-
the unlrerslty at once.
sponded on b-hi'f of the latloa.
relative cf the
Vp In Greenland.
"No," continued the Eskimo sadly,
"there Isn't so much money In the
hotel business in Greenland as the
volume of travel would indicate.
The average Arctic explorer is so par
ticular these days! He has to have
boot for dinner every day, and fresh
boot at that! Canned boot won't an
swer at all! No, I don't know -as I
blame the explorers so much. They've
got to have such experiences as the
public taste demands, If they are to ao
anything lecturing, I suppose. Yes."
Pe - ' - ".
Richmond, Va., Special. The bill to
charter the Richmond & Washington
Air Line Railroad, passed the State
Senate toy a vote of- 28 to 8, and the
companion bill to empower the board
of sinking fund commissioners to sell
the State's stock in the Richmond,
Petersburg & Potomac Railroad,
Ffedericksburg & Potomac Railroad,
went through by a still larger major
ity. 4 They now go to the House.
. . Brevities.
. Archibald J. Sampson, American
minister to' Ecuador, has made a re
quest to that country for a coaling
station in the Galapagos Islands.
Gen. Joseph Wheeler writes from
Panique, Luzon, that he delayed leav
ing the Philippines on account of the
activity of the natives, who still keep
up the fight.
General Ludlow -has appointed' a
commission, to -prepare a new chartet
for Havana., .' : ".
Filipinos have adopted guerrilla tac
tics In Albay, Luzon; and constantly
narrass outposts in garrisoned towns.
While out in the woods one day this Arm WljUon- "
to' v " tion of the nearest
Henry Mecum, of ICernersvllle, and , d,atft 0j a soldier.
hurt him very seriously. The attend-
ing physician Teporis Mr. Mecum ia a !
critical condition, both legs being j
A negro has smallpox at Henrietta, j
Senator Jones, of Arkansas, in an
Interview gives it as his opinion that
the Democrats have much the better
reason to hope- for success than in lS&t.
Tbe opposition to the bill affecting
the tenure of office of those in the con
sular service is to great that there Is
little chance of its passing.
Russia's abolition of the duty on
coal has materially Increased the price
of German railway shares.
The armoured cruiser Fuerst Bis
marck will touch at Havre in recogni
tion of the Paris Exposition.
Berlin bulletins the fact that Amer
ican coal was offered at Mediterrane
an ports at $3 per ton.
The Alsonsche Cement Works ?re
now seeking a suitable place In the
ITni'e.i States to erect a braDcK
Prince HenTy of Prussia arrived at
Vienna yesterday and was met at the
ailway station by Emperor Francis
Berlin courts refused $500,000 bail
for Herr Sternberg, charged with fin
ancial irregularities. - He was once
rated at $18,000,000.
Natives of the Solomon Islands are
reported to be murdering the white
settlers, and a German gunboat has
been seht to punish them. -. -
The Boers have attacked Rensberg.
Cape Colony. -
Jxmdon, By Gable. Every hour
expected to bring - news of General
Croje's surrender. On all sides won
der i9 expressed that the gallant, yet
ghastly, battle at Paardeberg drift is
not yet ended In what is considered to
be the inevitable. ' With fifty gung
bearing upon the devoted band within
the terribly short range of 2,000 yards.
'surrender or utter annihilation can be
the only, result,unless all the reports
of tfhe strength of the Boer re-enforcements
$160,000 Fire In Birmingham.
Birmingham. Ala., Special. The ex
plosion of -a gasoline stove in the base
ment of the Metropolitan Hotel, on
Twentieth stree and Morris Avenue,
Friday afternoon, ras followed by a
fire which burned that building and
the Hewitt block adjoining; causing a
loss of aboat $l0,000. The insaranre
amnn:3 to 'about -three- fourths of the
On Dangerous Ground.
Manila, By Calde. A taJlrtary eoa
nlakxi met at C-mb Wednda
to try a, Filipino member of the ca
Ljst Thursday evening two brother". : tU attacked a aquad of
Bird and George Dcrwdle were diggins ; AmeTicxn. on February 2. kllUnc
a grave on IotU in which to bury Mr. COTVOn The chargr ere murder and
and Mrs. Jo3hna who died the day be- g mith iotnt to kill- Tie case
fore. They were working with the.r 3. al foreshadowing tb
mii'im t-oennii inn arn m t :t .a 11 r-k purii
Bird in drawing back his matuck
truck George on the head with the axe
pan u. 11, vuiii.u . -
tkull about the size of a silver dollai.
He fell ctd was apparently dead for
. ... 11 ..r(
several minuiea. in. uu-a.tj . , : a .1
D Lyl and Rogers were called and "
JLd hi wound, and he bid fair t ate. although a few of them were cap-
recover. Franklin Pres. J tured wh'-e- nghung-
1 Tbe Republican ex::utive committee j
. ' of the Eighth Congieional district H :
li i called to meet In Wilkerftoro on the
f - . -.a . X i
7th of March to name in iiiw ana
plite for bclding the Republican con
vention. The new military post at Magnolia
Bluff, near Seattle. Wash., has been
designated as Fort Lawton.
Mail from Manila brings over
court-martial cases fcr final consider
ation, including one capital cae.
Nicaragnan Minister Corea does no;
believe the reports of trouble between
Costa Rica and his Government.
The North Carolina Fjnod of the
Evangelical Lutheran church met at
Salisbury TuesJxy to consider the
... a. . 1 . f
question or tne poss-.ate removal tn 1 -
North Carclina college, now located at harrestlng mathine flrm. to
ut. Pleasant Sallebury presented a J of the Leander McCormk-k ot'
bid cf $10,000 and a t;te c: eixieeu j 01 tne univereiiy n "4Ja
nneumonia at me irsi""
. , . fri,..AM
acres. Lenoir coutse, sm. uivvj. v
sentei"an cverture coctemplating a
union ft the two ollejtes at Hickoiy.
through a commiuee of the Tennessee
Lutheran: synod. The Mount Pleasant
people, through a committee, offerel
a protest asaiest tbe ot reaaral.
and it was finally decidfd that the co
lege should remain at ML Pleasant.
day. Mr. McCormlck
Walnut urove. a..
1S1, and waa a
mlck. a IrglBl
strove to perfta dauiy. ail ail
finally ta4t. Oenl
policy ot UeacJtg gjrillas m bindlas.
It U supposed that one reoa "lra
has tatberto c;tned the Amartcaa
authorities from jviopUcg this polity.
Is that the Insurgents have more thaa
Waahlnaton, D. C. SpecIaL Taw
Turkish minister. All Kerrooh Bey. re
cently returned from Constantinople,
accompanied ty its wife and ristrr.
and this led to teveral references to
them la tbe press. The minister doe
not Question the rood intent of tb
writers, but tie requested that tbe pre
it pert tbe custom of wis country !
this particular and refrain from refer
ences to affaira ppreonal to bis bouae
liold. He said be felt wire tnat a na
tion of auch hospitality and greatness
would readily appreciate this request.
Death of fir. McCrmkk.
Chicago. III-. SpeclaL Leinder J
McCormlck. a member of tbe fame