THE CUBAN CENSUS"
Sonic Interesting Facts Brought Out
NATlVfc AND FOREIGN POPULATION.
How the Rac. s Stand in Point of Num
bers. - American Population -Span
'sh and Colored.
Washington, 1. C, Special. (Jen.
Sanger has m;ur. public the compeu
dioiiH results of the 'Cuban census
taken under liis direction. The figures
are, very in ti active, raid. In the opinion-
or the v.i.r depart n-nt off i'. iu'f,.
fully Justify the !i-.;.;:.,n :i- th.; ad
ministration to allow municipjil ::!:f
frage in Cuba jit an curly stnjre. Th
ofiieials nro gr:it:f:ed to find tli.it, tho
iiiitive Ciih.vii.s constitute :,o hu-.y. a
portion of the population; that ti.o
whitts so crc-.tly outnumber tho
Macks and that ho l:uf:e a .proportion
can real and write. In their opinion
flu-re seems to be no reason for the
objection that the proposed basis of
siifTragfj would result in turning tho
island over to the control of Spain.
The total population of Cuba is ,
7!t7, in -I ml i UK SI.").L'i." mahs ar.d
7.77. .'D:! females. 'I here are 4 17,:t7J
white males and -U2.'Xi:; white females
r native birth. Tho foreign whiter
number 1 1 .T'lo males and 2,-13& fe
males. There are 11,V.)S males .legroea
J" nl lL',710 it initio negroes. Tin; mix
ed races number I'j.V.oi) males and
I b".:().-, females.
The population of llabana city is
2r.5.0St and of the province of llabana
12 1. SO I.
The population of the province of
JUaUnzas is liiilMlt; of Pinar del Itio
17::.(Mi; of Pu-'ito Principe 1 ; of
0,uo!j; and of Santiago
Of the total population of the islanl
3,1 IS, 7(l'J persons are pet down as
single. Hit;, as married; while 111,
7S7 live together by mutual consent.
Tljor' are s ." , 1 in widowed persons.
Of the total population acremlins; to
citizenship, are Spanish; l.jjti-
",t;7are Cuban; 17,Nll are in suspense:
7!,."i;t; are of oilier citizenship, and C1G
jtre uif1noVn. The Spanish by birth
number l::,i:i:). Of the child-cn of 10
year.; of ge and over, l:,Ul have at
tended school. Of the total population
li:!,IJf' tan read and write am! 19, 153
have a superior education.
The table on citiKensu.it, literacy and
education is specially important a 3
forming the basis of suffrage about to
bo conferred, Because so many citi
zenships are still in suspense, and for
other reasons, the returns arfj not quite
complete, and for other reasons, the re
turns are not quite complete, but the
conclusion is drawn that there will be
at least 14,000 qualified native Cuban
voters under the proposed basis of suf
frage, and against mis there will bo
.rr,7t7 Spaniards whose citizenship
was in suspense when the census was
taken, les-t the number who have since
declared to preserve their Spanish
citizenship, and plus illiterate Span
iards, not declared who are the ownerd
of property. It is not believed that
there will be any great number of lh-3
latter (lass, as the total number of
illiterate Spanish males over 21 is
only 17,42(1. The comparison shows a
much greater preponderance cf Cuban
voters than was expected. There are
1S7,S2tJ white adult males who were
born In Cuba as against 0G.0S3 born i'i
Spain; G.701 born in other countries
and 127.300. colored.
Males are in excess in the total popu
lation, except in Santiago, though the
female whites outnumber the male
whites, except in Pinar del Rio.
Among the negroes and mixed races
the females are in excess; while
among the foreign whites the males
are largely in excess.
Tho negroes are in the minority in
Cuba, constituting only 22 per cent, of
the population, being the most nam-
crous in Santiago, where they consti-
S'te 43 per cent. The native whites
nstituto more than one-half the
V1 jopuuiuuii, ui ,)3 per cent, i ne pro
X Vlrttrm rt rYi itrlrtiTi nnilor !t vjinra la
fituler 21 is nominal; about one-half of
(Ac population. Only 15.7 per cent, of
paths of t
I'ults were married. Nearly nine
the inhabitants were born in
.lne-tentns or the cnnuren less
i:nn 10 years of age do not attend
43 per cent, above 10 years are
,A Fcllut e of Agricultural Works.
Atlanta, Oa.. Special. The Southern
icultural Works, a large farm im-
Jem en t
manufacturing company of
Lilty, has been placed in the hands
.u.'aC receiver. Geo. W. Parrott was
icu uy juuge iewnan, oi me unit-
States District Court, as the receiv-
iLZJLle is.jngtriu'teu to lmestigate tno
nTnciaTcondition of the company and
kiort to the court if the trustees
-S'i-'U the bill are the Atlanta Terra
aet(i Company, which is a cfjditor on
cte'n nccount for the sum of $10; V. II.
treigshaber, for money loaned in tho
()ym cf $1,4 11.05, besides interest and
jxs open account for fcrchandise
p ior money loaned.
Womin Jumps From the Bridge.
New York, Special ---Miss Marie
ncp of this cfty, Jumped from the
jrooklyn bridge Friday afternoou.
any men have made this leap into
e waters of the East river since the
idge has been completed. Most of
em "have perished, but Miss Dines is
p second woman who has ever at
tJtipted to end her life in this way
lli i3 now in the Hudson Street Hos-
'. No hones were broken, but
(& -sicians say ji ia posaiuie sue iia?
, A 1 - 1 , 1 1
hVtaincd internal injury.
Hi a Aifvanra nn Pretoria
. . ' '
TVtl,ondon, By Cable. The report of
( fighting at Karee siding, six miles
?a1f th of Glen, may be the first news of
In arJ n if this were only an unimportant
rmlsh, there are many other indi-
ons that Lord Roberts is either
ting, or has aiready started, for tho
hern goal. Adispatch from Cape
n under Friday's date says the
..-, in restrictions have been
tly increased owing to iue move
ls of the troops.
to lo 1
I 'hai 1
sJthe -i 1
THE CROP BULLETIN.
Corn Planting Well Advanced and
Cotton Planting Begun.
U. S. Department of Agriculture, Cli
mate and Crop Service of the Wea
ther P.ureau, North Carolina Sec
tion. For week ending Monday, April 16,
Daring the week ending Monday,
April lC;h, 1500, the weather conditions
were very diversified; notwithstanding
v.ry unfavorable features during the
middle portion, due to cold rains and
frost, fair, relatively warmer weather
at the beginning and close of the week
caused some progress in vegetation,
ar.d gave an impetus to farm work
which advanced more rapidly. The
rainfall averaged 1.50 inches for the
Slate, and occurred chiefly on the 11th
and 12th as cold, drizzling precipita
tion with northeast winds, accom
panied Thursday morning by thunder
storms, and in tome instances hail.
Frosts occurred subsequently, especi
ally Saturday morning, but fortunately
did very little damage. The rainfall,
though beneficial In many counties,
put a stop to plowing and planting un
til Monday. The amount cf sunshine
was small and the temperature wi-.s
continuously below the normal, and
deficiency averaging 5 degrees daily.
The soil at the close ui the week was
again in excellent condition for work
ing. Preparations for corn and cotton
have advanced rapidly. A large por
tion of the corn crop has just been
planted, and some tif the early sown is
coming up nicely. Planting cotton has
begun in several Southern counties,
while in other sections fertilizers have
been placed and the soil is ready to re
ceive the seed; planting will become
general within the next two weeks.
Tobacco plants have not grown rapidly,
bat are plentiful; on account of the
low prices farmers will diminish the
ac reage of tooacco. Seeding spring
oats is approaching completion; the
seeds are germinating and growing
well. The outlook for wheat seems
eery promising; a large majority of
correspondents report the appearance
cf wheat good, and much improvement
in growth; winter oats are nearly a
failure in some counties, uaving been
winter killed. Rye is beginning to
head. Gardens and truck crops are
still quite late; as yet only lettuce and
radishes are ready for shipment; peas
and onions look well; beans and Irish
potatoes are coming up nicely; many
cabbage plants have been transplanted,
but fall cabbage is poor; bedding
sweet potatoes is underway. Along
the coast some rice has been planted.
The prospects for fruit have nt.t been
better for many years; at present wri
ting peaoh, plum, cherry and pear trees
are in full bloom from Raleigh west
ward, and are setting fruit nicely.
Strawberries are late, and no ship
ments have been made.
Elizabeth College Commencement.
Commencement at Elizabeth Col
lege, Charlotte, N. C, the well known
Lutheran girls' college, will take place
duMilfrg 'the we'Ok cf June In' to 5Sh.
The chief events will be as follows:
Baccalaureate sermon, Rev. W. C.
Schaffer, D. D., Savannah.
Address before the missionary so
ciety, Rev. Wm. A. C. Mueller, Charles
ton. Address before the literary societies,
Prof. Lawton B. Evans, Augusta, Ga.
The college has had a most success
ful session. The students and faculty
have enjoyed good health. Earnest
and thorough work has been accom
plished in all departments.
The high standard in the college
course sustained by this school, its
fine college building, and healthful lo
cation are attracting the attention of
the best families.
Elizabeth college is a well equipped,
high grade institution for women.
State Teachers Assembly.
The Teachers' Assembly this year
promises to be one of the most suc
cessful sessions of that great educa
tional gathering yet held. The pro
gi amine embraces a variety of attrac
tions and the indications are tiat it
will be largely attended. It will be
held in the Teachers' Assembly build
ing at Morehead City, beginning on
June 12. Prof. S. Mott Thompson is
president and C. H. Mehane secretary.
Tar Heel Notes.
Greenville is going to have a cotton
mill. Subscriptions for that purpose
have already reached about $40,000,
and a meeting of the subscribers and
others interested Is called for the 19th.
It is believed the subscriptions for the
mill will reach $100,000 before they
A heartbreaking tragedy occurred
near Henry last Thursday evening.
The wife of John Falls went out to
milk, leaving her children alone in the
house. As she returned from the barn
she met one of the children, a little
3-year-old girl, with, all Its clothing on
fire. The little child was burned to a
crisp and died immediately. Lincoln
At the federal court in Greensboro
last week a Winston young man was
fined $50 for expressing himself on a
postal card. A friend borrowed hi3
pistol and failed to return it. The final
sequel was a postal card asSing for the
"stolen" property in plain English;
The result was indictment in the fed
eral court, submission and a $50 fine,
with our Winston friend still minus
his shooting iron. Winston Repub-
Easter Presents for the Prisoners.
Easter Presents for the Prisoners.
Pretoria. By Cable. United States
Consul Adelbert S. Hay has received
six and a half tons of presents for Bri
tish military prisoners, mostly from
England and the Cape, comprising
luxuries, groceries, sugars, clsrarp.ttea
and beds for the hospitals. It has
been admitted duty free to the Trans
vaal, and every facility afforded, whlchr
has greatly gratified Mr Hay.
General Ludlow, retiring Governor
of Havana, has sailed Cor the United
By The Rains of the South African
lARGn DEVELOPMENTS EXPECTED.
The Removal of Buller and Roberts
Demanded For The Safety cf the
London, by Cable. Heavy rains im
pede the progress of the British col
umns. The blockade at Wepener con
tinues, although relief is near. Large
quantities of stores are being moved
southward for Dloemfontein, which is
a reversal of the course of freight for
the last six weeks. These shipments
are made necessary by the operations
in the southeast cf the Free State.
There are 2,000 sick in the field hospi
tals, most of the cases being dysin
tery and enteric fever. With the ex
ception of these facts, the embargo up
on war intelligence is almost complete.
The special correspondents send trivi
alties, or statements which obscure,
rather than explain, the situation, in
their efforts to prepare matter that
will pass the censor. Here and there
a phrase indicates an expectancy that
large things are about to happen.
What is to be done with 'Sir Redvers
Buller and Sir Charles Warren occu
pies everybody's . attention. . The pa
pers continue to comment earnestly up
on Lord Roberts' censure of these
commanders. They ask if more errors
are not likely to occur, together with
fruitless waste of life, in the event
that men who have been declared in
competent by their superiors continue
to command 40,000 men. It is now
generally accepted that the government
had a purpose in the publication of
Lord Roberts' dispatch, and that the
recall of General Buller and General
Warren probaly ihad been decided up
on. According to Boer reports there is
a steady flow of volunteers to the
Transvaal. Heretofore these adventur
ers had been attached to various com
mandoes. Now it is said they are to
be formed into a special legion, with
continental officers, and there is a ru
mor that the command will be given
to" a distinguished French soldier, late
retired, who is now in the Transvaal,
or is nearing the end of the journey
The morning Post has the following
from Bloemfontein, dated Tuesday:
"In view of the advisability of a re
treat through Swaziland, emissaries o
the Boers are now endeavoring to pur
chase secret information concerning
the caverns in the Greystone country,
which are enly known to the natives,
with the object of accumulating pro
visions and ammunition. Large quan
tities of British forage and stores were
dispatched to the south Monday.
Japan and Russia May Fight.
Yokohama, By Cable. If the quick
and steady dispatch of telegrams from
Korea mean aught of a really serious
nature, the inference would be that Ja
pan and Russia are on the verge of
war. Outwardly, however, there is
absolute calm. The present opinion of
the community seems to be that, as the
conflict is inevitable, the sooner it oc
curs the better it will be for Japan.
The latter, with her great fleet, far su
perior to iaat of her enemy in those
waters, would make short work of
Russia's naval force, and command
the situation for some time at least,
with the advantage that added pres
tige would confer. Russia demands a
concession of territory near Masampo,
or as an alternative, the island of Ko
toku. Either would be a standing
menace to Japan and one of the hard
est of diplomatic fights is now on et
Offered Portagal $5,000,000.
Pretoria, By Cable. As soon as the
Berne award in the Delagoa Bay arbi
ration was published the Transvaal
government offered to lend Portugal
the amount she was condemned to pay,
$5,000,000, which, however, was cour
teously declined, the statement being
made that the money was already pro
vided. Wheeler, Lee and Wilson to Retire,
Washington, D. C, Special. Repre
sentative Grosvenor, of Ohio, has in
troduced a bill authorizing the Presi
dent to appoint three volunteer officers
as brigadier generals, with a view to
their retirement. The bill is an ad
ministration measure, having been
presented by Mr. Grosvenor after con
ference with administration offic'-als
and at their request. It is designed to
benefit General Joseph Wheeler, Gen
Fitzhugh Lee and General James H.
Wilson, all of them volunteer officers.
who by the terms of the bill would be
given rank as brigadier general? - in
the regular service, and subsequently
To Put Up Sqare Bale Presses.
Birmingham, Ala., Special. The
Alabama Compress Association has
been in session in Birmingham for two
days. A company with large capital
has been formed for the erection and
operation of the gin plants. The o!icy
of the company will be to perpetuate
through all the cotton States the sys
tem of handling cotton in the bales 24
by 54 standard square bales. They
expect to do this by assisting and co
operating in the erection and main
tenance of square bale ginneries.
Gen. Boynton Accepts.
Washington, D. C, Special. General
H. V. Boynton has accepted an invita
tion to attend the annual Fourth of
July celebration at the Guilford Battle
Field, Guilford Court House, N. C.
and to deliver the address of the oc
casion. General Joseph Wheeler has
also been invited and is expected to at
tend. The invitations were extend eel
through Colonel James E. Boyd, As
sistant Attorney General. Colonel Boyd
is one of the officials of the corpora
tion which keeps the famous battle,
field, of. the Revolution in condition.
RALEIGH, ISORTII CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL 2G, 1900.
On The North Carolina Constitutional Amend-
SECTION FIVE UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
fie Declares That the "Grandfather
Clause" of the Proposed Amend
ment Is Clearly In Violation or ti;t
Constitution of the United .States
and Smijs Further Tiiat "There c.-t:
be no Doubt" That the Court In De
claring This Clause Unconstitution
al Would Hold That the Iiemaindcr
of the Amendment, Including the
Kducational Qualification, Would
Stand and be Operative. A Decided
Opinion From a Great Constitu
April 11, 1900.
Hon. Marion Butler, United States
Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your
letter, enclosing copy of the proposed
amendment to the North Carolina con
stitution and asking my opinion as a
lawyer to the following questions,
First. Is section 5 of the proposed
Second. If the Supreme Court should
declare section 5 of the proposed
amendment unconstitutional, would
the court hold that the whole amend
ment would fall with it, or that sec
tion 5 would fail and leave the remain
ing sections to stand as a part of the
organic law of your State?
The amendment proposes an educa
tional qualification for all voters. It
is admitted that such educational
qualification applying to all the citi
zens oc North Carolina of voting age
Section 5 provides as follows:
"Section 5. No male person who was
on January 1, 1867, or at any time prior
thereto, entitled to vote under th
laws of any State in the United States
wherein he then resided, and no lineal
descendant of any such person shall
be denied the right to register and vote
at any election in this State by reason
of his failure to possess the education
al qualifications prescribed in section 1
of this article: Provided, he shall have
registered in accordance with the
terms of this section prior to Decem
ber 1, 1908."
This is an attempt to except a cer
tain class of voters from the operation
of the amendment providing an educa
tional qualification for all citizens who
were volerc January 1, 1S67, and their
On January 1, 1867 no colored person
was a voter in North Carolina; so it is
apparent that no colored person or his
descendents could have any benefit of
this provision of section 5.
CHINESE POSTAL FACILITIES.
tetters Carried by Private Compan'es
Slight Use of Postage Stamps.
The recent establishment in Mott
street of a postal sub-station with
Chinese interpreters for the particular
accommodation of the inhabitants of
Chinatown may induce some inquiry
about the way the Chinamen who do
so many things backwards, according
to Occidental ideas handle their mails
In their own country. Sure enough,
they stick stomps on the backs of let
ters, though not invariably; and the
stamps look like the labels on fire
cracker packages, showing dragons,
pagodas, and other emblems less eas
ily identified, but meaning ''sincerity,"
"longevity," and so on.
But private postal companies, analo
gous to our express and telegraph cor
porations, do most of the business in
China. They use no stamp, and it is
necessary to prepay only about a third
of the postage, as the rest is collected
from the recipient. The less one pre
pays in excess of the minimum the
surer and swifter the delivery- When
a New Yorker mails a letter to interior
China the stamp carries it only to
some Chinese port, where it is trans
ferred to a private post at the recipient's
expense. Similarly a missionary sta
tioned away from the coast has to pay
two postal charges to communicate
with friends here. Shanghai has a mu
nicipal post for its own merchants and
citizens, with branches in fifteen treaty
ports. It used to charge each customer
$oO a year for all his business, light
or heavy, but stamps are used now.
Chinese stamps are reckoned in can
dariues, approximately equivalent to
cents. Their value used to be based
on the silver ounc-e, or tael, but its vari
ability caused confusion, so now the
Mexican dollar is the basis. The first
imperial set was made in Japan, and
proved unsatisfactory; the current set
came from England in 1898. Some
stamps, notably those of Tientsin, were
Issued without authority merely to sell
to collectors. There was no other de
mand for them, they never carried a
letter, and they have been officially re
pudiated. Elsewhere the regular de
mand is so slight that no stock is car
ried; the stamps are run off on a hand
press while the buyer vaits. New
The revolt against German authoritv
in the Cameroons, West Africa, is be
ing quelled. -
S HB AN 0
'iue Constitution of the United
States provides as follows:
"The right of citizens of the United
States to vote shall not be denied or
alil lged by the -United States or any
State on account of race, color or
previous condition of servitude."
It is a well established principle 01
law that you cannot do by indirection
what you are forbidden to do by direc
tion, and it Is so apparent that the
purpose of this exception is to exempt
from flie operation of the educational
clause the whites who could vote in
!S67, and their descendants and ex
clude the colored citizens that it
clearly is obnoxious to the 13th amend
ment to the Constitution quoted above.
It is not necessary that the person to
be excluded must be described as a
class, for instance, as colored people
to bring the class within the inhibi
tion of fhe Constitution. Only one
class can be intended by section 5. and
that is the former slave and his de
scendants, and these are as certainly
excluded as if specifically mentioned.
The educational clause then does not
apply to all the white citizens, but
does apply to all the colored citizens
who were slaves and their descendants
who couia not nave oeen voters m
18G7. This is clearly an attempt to
exclude the colored voter unless he can
read and write, and such exclusion i3
because he is black and was a slave. I
believe the court will declare the
"grandfather clause," as it is called,
If the grandfather clause shall be
held to be unconstitutional, the ques
tion is will the educational clause re
main in force and will all voters black
and white alike be excluded by the
provisions of section 4 who are not
qualified by the provisions of that see
tion, that is, who cannot read and
write any section of the Constitution
in the English language.
A failure by unconstitutional meth
ods to exclude a class of white voters
from the provisions of section 4, can
not destroy the provisions of that sec
tion concerning the qualification of
voters. I think on that question there
can be no ground for doubt. The re
jection of the grandfather clause cau
not in any manner effect the operation
of the provision of-the 4th section, and
that will remain in full force and ef
fect as completely as if section 5 had
never been proposed as a part of the
. H. M. TELLER.
In Tivt8 that are shallovr enough
punting ia said to be very good fun.
out in Pahz.ng, in the Malay peninsula,
it Is the sole form of boating on many
of the strears. These are not only
lhallow, but '.eir currents are also
so strong that rowing up stream ia
luite impossible. All goods are taken
inland by way of the rivers, so boats
are big and often heavily laden On
each side of the boat there runs a plat-
fotra for about half the length or the
vessel, and upon this platform stand
s;3C Malays armed with long, light
.ole& TLey start at the bow and walk
toward the stern, planting their poles
in the sandy bed of the river und push
ing as they go. They then draw up
iheir poles, walk back again and repeat
ie process, keeping excellent tibn
Lroughout. When the rivers are in
food and the bottom cannot be reached
tfith the poles, the men must fasten
"he boats to the shore and wait until
'he water falls. A Malay waterman
who has had plenty of experience ai
-poling' boats should be a cltTer hauJ
it managing a punt.
Copenhagen will send a scientift? ex
elition to Siam in the avtunin,
Choosing a Wife?.
Fuddy One cannot help falling in
iove vith a handsome woman who
know 4 how to dress herself.
Duddy Yes; but when a man chooses
a wife he is wiser to choose one who
can dress a turkey or a lobster than
!oDe who knows only how to dress her
;lf. Boston Transcript
The official enumeration shows that
the city of New York has 47,190 salar
ied employes, a number equal to the
entire population of Bridgeport, Conn.,
Oakland, Cal., or Portland, Ore.- It is
three thousand more than the popula
tion of Utica, N. Y., 4,000 more than
Savannah, Ga., and 11,000 more than
Harrisburg, Pa. Only cne-third of the
counties of New York State have
population that equals the grand army
of office holders in that city. "Ifmu
nicipal affairs could be managed as J
business manages its affairs," says the
New York Press, "the duties of thes
47,190 officials could be performed by
one-third the numbor."
. The Paris Exposition was formally
opened by President Loubet on Satur
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
In a fight with revolver at Idling
ton. Ky.. Dr. Joseph X. Parker kho
and killed Veto A. Antonelll. Tf
fight took place in front cf a grorfty
store on Chetnut street, in wjUh th
men became involved ia a o,mrrv
Mrs. Mary J. Furmaa has bi'ia'ih
ed her etate. at Xaahvllle. Teun.. val
ued at from $200 .uw to $:50.()0. io
The entire town of Wharton. Texa.
and the country for eight mile arouna
The strike at the Coal Cref k CosT.
Company's mines, at Coal CM-k.
Tenn., continues and tie conininy nro-
poses to have its property vicatd by
The trial cf ex-Can cressnian Davi 1
G. Colson. the surviving principal in
the Colson-Scott duel of January Id.
began Tuesday at Frankfort.' Kv.
On the result of hi almost unani
mous endorsement by the Alabjnia
Democracy in Saturday' primaries.
Senator Morgan wlies: "The very re
mirkable vote of so many counties
give a safe assurance of the future
strength and harmony of the Deno-.
racy cf Alabama. The ionfidoa c th'H
expresse-d towards me as one of tin
Senators from Alabama excite i.iy
gratitude to the people and wl'.l in
crease my devotion to their interests
The Transmississippi Commercial
Congress met Tuesday at Houston,
Texas, and every State and Territory
west of the Mississippi river was offi
The grand jury at Frankfort. Ky.,
which ihas spent the last two weeks in
investigating the assassination of Gov.
Goebel, will resume its wrk Wednes
day, and a report is expected son.
Hamilton W. Babie has aeen chosea
to deliver the fourteenth antroal course
of the Thomas endowment lectures at
the Richmond, Va., Colleg?. His
subjecCwill be "Literary Criticism."
Clarence Knowles, of Atlanta, died
at Pensacola, Fla., last Saturday. He
was a highly successful business man,
and was well and favorably known all
over the South.
Rev. O. B. Wilson, superintendent
of the Stillman institute of Tuscaloo
sa, Ala., was killed by lightning wail
using a telephone. He was a Virginian
and at the time of his death was em
ployed in the work of educating ne
groes under the direction cf the South
em Presbyterian church.
At Marion Junction, 11 miles south
of Selma, Ala., on the Birmingham di
vision, a hotel has been secured by iha
strikers on t'he Southern railway and
headquarteis established. From this
point it is understood the organizers
will operate. Seventeen men register
An irreligious and somewhat cynical
correspondent sent tae fallowing
query to the New York Tribune:
"Don't you think the Tribune ought to
rebuke the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian
church pecple for recording the fact 04
ja memorial tablet that they think
themselves well rid of gaod old Dr.
Hall's preaching?" Afier referring .1
pis faithful service of thirty-cne eats
the passage is quoted: " There re
niaineth therefore a rest to the people
Ex-President Cleveland began hii
second Princeton lecture In a (harac
teristic way. "I am in something ol
jthe predicament." he said, "of thi
preacher who said to his congregation:
'I propose to speak to you of some
things which only I know about, i-t
some things which both you and I
know something about, and. finally, ol
other things which neither joj
por I know anything about.' OI
things under the last head I shall en
deavor to steer clear."
' Three thousand, two hundred and
fifty dollars were given at the sale in
New York last Friday, of the Oriental
objects belonging to William Churchiil
Oastler, for a medium sized blue anJ
white vase of the K'Ang-Hsi period,
The price is a record one for a spci-
Jnen of Chinese blue and white porcc
Jain ether than of the Hawthorn pu.
tern. The vase is onl 24 inches hiRii
Mr. Pendleton was the purchaser. Tai
total sum realized was $16,313.
While the ministers cf the New York
Methodist conference were discussin
;the question whether to approve Mr.
Sheldon's experiment in journalism 01
not, one frank member of the confer
ence interrupted by saying: "The dry
est paper I ever read is Sheldon's pa
per. I think the editors of the great
newspapers can get up pretty good pa
pers. I think the children of the world
are wiser in making newspapers thai;
our good brother, Sheldon."
Numerous fusion projects in tie iron
and coal industries are cn foot in Ger.
Dr. ChevaiSe, the new bishop cf Liv
erpool, is the hero of a story of a ser
mon with an appropriate text. At Ox
ford, where he was known by the un
dergraduates as the "little shaver"
a title which distinguished him from
his brother, "the big shaver" he wa
the incumbent cf the church of t Pe:
ter-le-Bailey, and on a certan Saturday
night he became the father of twins.
On the Sunday morning" the curate,
whose turn it was to preach, gave out
the text. And the text was: ' Are net
two better than one?"
The Boers continue to pres their at
tack on Wepener, in the Orange Fret
Queen Victoria drove through eever
al villages adjacent to Dublin yester
Belgian eoke consumers have formed
an organization to build evens on the
Scheldt, consuming foreign coal.
A XTT T 1
said, will control the Republican State
convention at Nashville, Tenn., Thurs
The trouble between the Montreal
cigar manufacturers and their emoloy
es is spreading and now threatens the
closing of almost all the factories in
ueorge i nomas, a negro, who as
saulted Mr3. Rosa Douberly, a white
woman at Hardeevilie, S. C, wa
threatened with lynching.
The President has sent a message to
the Senate asking that $25,000 be plac
at the disposal of Secretary cf State
for the payment of the expenses of a
.conference cf the republics constitut
ing the Union of American Republics,
which he recommended in his last nn
MR. BUTUR SPEAKS
On Proportion to Clcit V. S. Sen.
ator by Vote of the People.
Xinty--!rhih Day t th
nlng of th day !- Ion of tL S-njtt
a bill & a4-d tcrantlrK hUit
cf th Mexbms ar a'.i-tn cf $12 a
month in ctitaln a.
Aftr th transaction of the routine
buins Mr. Iluar a.!Jr m J the Sn
ate on t!. I'hilippiti. q :t!on In
tcns later t-1 max n-.aniftl In th
uddrtm ty Senator. Mr. !Lar' na
tion upon the subj-t was -ll undr
M00J. and h. j'-h a n.aMcrlr
I prttientation of th aiiTl --pns!fii :!
c f th auction. j
XSn".y-air-tu Day.-Th dj in th i
St nat v.as ppxit in isnin, u'lii.U '
t x k a wid ran; aud win -n;ard in
with spirtt on U th !.. TL m-?i n
as ho.t and llttl --utii 1 a!r.-a '
was transacted. j
fhie hundred:! Day. Th Sr.a,j
Iii! tinder it co':hidorailca during tha '
!a; fft-rlca th c nfenuc rjeit n '
ine ituwairtn civil government rtnas
t:ro. Mr. Hill mad m extendi rxjda-
--1 t i n .. . .. t tilt
rp tt rs ih ..ibjfct rf tbarp cti't-
cijui. rinil union urrn It hi pt-p-ntd.
Th.- Alaska Ult rod bill i
cohsiden-d for a bri. f tii.i. Mr. Hut.
of T( nnc. jv d 'live-ring a r h in op-
poSii;.n to the lending IUiik!t.hu-".i
an;c!i m nt, idatin t tb. rlghu of
r-l.cr. of Ohio.
pronounce-. I a eulogy oa th late lt--t-nzo
Danford. a re prev-r.ta!i from
Ohio, ard th Snat adapted n-olu-tijns
expre sive of its wtrrow. Mr. ll.u
con, of Georgia, offered two ro-oltnicnn
oa inquiring of th S- rtary of War j
whether any army offlttrs l:id moir-1
d or were rorriving s-alaries for the j
p i foriiunce f civil duties In addition '
to their regular pay. and th oth r in- j
iuiring about the m-ii lltur-s nuiJ I
for u-nt of officers quarter. oqu'ppuK
and all similars.
Ninety-seventh Day. The Hour en
tered upon the consideration of th
naval appropriation ..l. with t,c pro,
pert cf a severe Etiugle ahead ovvr
the question of armor plate, building
ships In government ards and th
provision in tho bill for ihc coat and
geodetic survey. The bill arris $12.
tOO.000 more- than any previous naval
bill. No arrangement could It reach
ed to limit general debate.
Mr. Fobs, the acting chairman of th
(ommitte. made a iicral defense of
the bill, which alto was defended Ly
Mr. Cummings. the ranking minorUy
member cf the commltt'.. The latter
declared that the committee had In
formation that we couid obtain Krupp
armor at a price lower than any other
country in the world.
Ninety-eighth Day. The second
day's debate upon the naval appropria
tion bill in the House, was confined
closely to the subject matter of the
bill, and was as a rule devoid of in
teresting features. The questions ct
armor plate :tiid th building of war
ships in government yards, as cn yes
terday, attracted most attention. The
speakers to-day were Messrs. Dayton,
of West Virginia; Ixjudenslagr-r. ef
New Jersey; Adams, of Pennsylvania;
Vandiver, t,f Missouri; Elliott, of
South Carolina: Riyey. of Virginia:
Fitzgerald, of Ne w York; and Wheeler,
of Kentucky. General debate was
closed to-day. ar.d to-morrow the bi'l
will be read for amendment under the
Ninety-ninelh Day. This was a dull
day in the I Ions. Th amendments t
the Porto Kican bill ai.d a few minor
matters were up for di-cussion.
After a short sessioa the llouti ad
journed. One hundredth Day. As a result of
a protracted struggle In the Hous. th
provision of the naval apropriation
bill to enable the Secretary of tb Navy
to contract for armor for the battle
chips Maine, Ohio and Missouri, now
awaiting their armor evju'pnvnt. at
$515 per ton. the price a-ked for IW'Upp
armor, is cut of the bill, as U the pro
vision to repeal the $300 limitation
placed upon the price cf armor by the
current law. The fight tame at Cbe
end of the consideration of the bill.
Although the provision was obnoxious
to the rule, all the minority members
of the committee bad agreed to it. but
today," when the majority declined lo
allow the dlscuFMon of a proposition
-for the; establishment of an armor
plate factory, they retaliated by rais
ing a point cf order against the two
provisions above referred to and they
were ruled out. The exact effect cf
the action cf the House is disputed.
Aa Ensfga'a Narrow Escape.
When Commodore Decatur, In 1S15,
dictated to the dey of Algiers the term
of n treaty with the United States,
Lieut. John Subrick was dispatched to
Washington with a copy for the aj-
proval of our Government The brig
Epervier was eletailed for his transpor
tation, and be was accompanied by
Captain I'wis and Lieutenant Neill
of the navy, who had married staters
a few days Itefore sailing with Com
modore Ieentur for the? Mediterranean,
and by Lieutenant Dniry and Lieuten
ant Yarmdl. who had Xonght with
Perry in the battle of Lake Erie. Jut
Itefore the brig sailed Ensign Josiah
Tattnell. who was a watch officer on
the Epervier, succeeded in Inducing an
officer on one of the othe?r ships to ex
change place with biro, as he pre
ferred to remain with the fleet. A few
days later, as the Ejtervier passed out
of the Straits of tJibraltar. she sig
naled "All well on board" Since then
she has not been beard from. It In an
interesting fact that Ensign TattnelL
who eseaied the fate of hi comrades,
lived to command the ram Merrimac of
the confederate navy. Since the Eir-vie-r
went down w have lout a num
ber of retools, but each of them can
be accounted for. Chicago Record.
Two years ago a so-called universal
accident Insurance or compensation act
was passed in England which provided,
that workmen in certain industries (a
considerable cumber, in fact) should
be compensated for any accident, no
matter bow caused, or through whose
negligence, so long as it grew out of
the employment. No amount of care
on the part of the employer, no degree
of negligence and stupidity on the part
of the workman, was to relieve the
former from paying compensation for
disability, sle knexs. or death due to ac
cident. It w now rKiseil to extend
the princip'e lo industries and trades
not covered by the original statute.
ONE SOLDIER KILLED
Strike TrosX a! Crttoa Icstlis is
SUGT.rOluLASS WAS THE ICTI
Was M)t;rioutiy ar.Uaalel
Whil Rcttciiitg the (luaJ at th
Cr,t u l:...inf V Y . S;, !'. Th
Cr.t l!tu.. 1 f..r t . .f tb
tilk at the Vrt, '1 jam wax ,fc hfr
V; cf .t;-iu 1: u rt !h'icl. .f
tr !-vt U j.d .v u fL 4
h.!- t. jtlir.inf t.r.u.ui fj,
ai;t w n n ti f th -.!-n.ii
11 ;-rJ to ti 0:S-rr trn.
rti-1 it .-.AStt. a:. tininc oxtr th
i.n; Th i-it :. th r(t-nt
f!l l Ltii.au a p.t 10. tlh was
in hrs- f Crj. .rl !D.!1 It It
fitutr-! ct t-.p t.i th f.'.ll c-ar UuU
lt5 where aml :tlk-: ? a
dr ll;i j; or man '.1:-.r .i;t n: if in il
n: "I inf. br:.iii M.c t.r.-j a:.l !it
rns. T!i ; t : huh .r tl l.t
I'i of tli.troty !:.! f rtll it . aa
tammand i !w of :L inntrr tr
rai; or. tah tdu up and down th
Croton valley. I.!:rlo u ta'kis.g
to ('-ip-.ral M.Iv,-:i and th othrr
t-en.t.. rn .f ih - kui! Ln h tij.
tidily l.i.-id h. Land to liU t wntuh
ard fail: L ad. b .yr; I'm ho," anJ
fell t th fl'-iUf
It was dt.h dsok at th tlm. but
M !., 11 ar.d tb other n;d a r !!
Into a clump t.i huih- liuaahy without
l.ittinj: any eti. Nj on law the flu
or heard th Hwund of th hot whUb
kill ! D.ur'an, aud it ia a rjitmt tny
ttl. tn ;flHir. Marwhl1. Ih tnn
.:ckl :t !i fallen sergeant and rar
rid Lisa drn the hill on a tretehr,
but aa to rn its they re-ihI Ikxiglaii
tent the iwt fell w :ied without ay
Ing a word. IJeu'rnant :i(or. with a
t-'juid of mn. then Mn'jed th 1111
ti p with. ait rtire.-M. Then th iruarda
wrc called ia and c!icrntratJ in the
vally with th xt-pUou of tiso
placed at th rbl rtatiui. whr thj
tbeotlcg took place.
Tjoops aril; el later at the Cornell
(lain, wher U .-Jrlk la on. Thm
Fourth and Eleventh jaral cm
fianies are in emp in th Cn.ton valley
ar.d a cavalry troop frm New York la
at Ardslcy. Utily 1:1 th mmltig th
Mr:k-rnhMa m-tl:.R and finding
t;iit r. i ffort w a going t le mad to
work on the dam. SUjwrM-d. While th
tnopH tore waiting at the station fjf
th wttd to m. t'l armed Italians
cirrylni? an American flag and tw.
Itj-l;an flue. rroel th Uttle- lUly
Lill to ti e Uorjy. They were tbeer
f by the njen In th IJjwcry. aad
vatdud with In tt rest l-y tlie deputy
sheriff. While the trop were on tho
ran tea to the dam. Uiree tiervoun roll
Itlamen artldentally diftcharg4 their
riflen. but no r.e m hurl.
Ih ii.lHtijmen pitched their tamp
lni:' the ground. wbr caUu(tku'
werk on the dam ia t nip'irarlly u
peuded and patrol a were thrown out.
Everything Ih quiet.
Total Cotton Supply.
New Orleans. Special. Secretary
llctder'a statement of the world'a U
IM supply of cotton for th week end
ing Friday. April 13, l.oa a drea
for the wt-tk Ju-t tlo ed of ir.1.
aealnst a (ieerea A WS laat year
and a de-r-aa of Dt.r.Mj year lefor
lav;t. The total vlnibJe la 2.1C3.M
against 3.31 3.1 Ist week and 6,s4.
hV. Cf this the toUl of American tot
ton is 2.50e.C2 axaiuitt 2.i2i.li0 laat
week, ai.d 2.9277i; lat year, and of all
other kinds. Including Egypt, Uraiil.
India, etc.. CCS .000 aKalnet CS.000 laat
wtek and 1.157,000 lat year. Of the
world's vUible supply there U now
afloat and held In Great Britain and
continental Europe l.Ss0.K?7 la
aga.nst 300 t'0 lat year; in lrypt.
lfcO.000 against 214.000 last year, and In
the United Sutea. 35t.e0 against
New Koad for the Southern.
New Vork. Special. J. P. Morgan
and Co. authorize the announcement
that the Southern Railway Co. ! nego
tiating for the acquirement of ti.
Louisville. Evansvhte and i Louts
Air Line and a plan for tb re-organization
of that company will be issued,
based cn an agree ment by the South
ern Railway to take orer the property
after the re-organization.
A Costly Commission.
Washington. D. .. Special Comply
ing with a resolution of Inquiry lb
President sent to the Senate Monday
an itemized statement of the expense
of the Philippine commls&icn. Tba
statement includes the following Item:
Compensation $10,000 each to Com
missioner Schurman, Worcester and
j Denby. $30,000; ier diem allowance to
commissioner after their return to
United SUtes $5,2S5; secretary to com
mission (compensation $8,500; pf
diem $3 $12,120; tranportal.n
$13,827; bousthold expenses in Manila
$9,232; clerical services $21,701: mis
cellaneous Mk.VJi. Total $117,185.
To Be Governor of Porto Rko.
Washington, D. C, Special The
President has nominated Charles 1L
Allen, of Massachusetts, to be governor
cf Porto Rico. He Is arranging to
leave Washington for San Juan toward
the end of the present week. He will
be accompanied by Mrs. Allen and
their daughter. The trip will be made
on the United States ship Dolphin.
(Japtain Southerland, which is now ly
ing at the Washington navy yard.
C Arthur Pearson. Alfred Harms
wc th's former newspaper partner,
will this month establish the one-cent
London Dally Express, a Liberal Im
perial': t competitor of the Daily MalL
Germanie Norval, the famous Ameri
can circus rider in Paris, will desert
the sawdust ring and take the black:
Greeted with an audience of only
120 persons at the Imperial Opera
House. St Petersburg. Maacagnl. the
Italian composer, has left that city la
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