RALEIGH. NORTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARY 7, 1901.
A i A I N S T I E L W i A T K HO UK HT
W. WILCOX, OF
HE FAVORED THE FILIPINOS' CAUSE.
W'rot l.ttra tu Filllan l.ra lr ofT-r-iiitf
Thriii Ills AM In Ibrir War fur la-illnlfn-
- Highly Htioaat luoal vl
)iiiiciiI. Washington, Feb. i. Charge
have lieeti Muhmitted lo t tu; Hou-e
committee on election No. I,againt
Delegate Will ox, in Hawtihn
re priH-i.tative in ine Jiouseof Urj
recntatlvcH, by (icnrifH I). Jear, ol"
Hawaii, who submitted letters pur
mrtiug to ! copis of lcttr- writ
Ion !y WII ox to Filipino official.
The alleged letters art? of a highly
Hcnsatinual character. One I war the
alleged signature of Wilcox, It is
dtitiil I lonolnlij, January ,, IM!)9,
ami h ahlrcs-cd to Dr. J.s. Load,
Cuptuin Marti Burgos and Scnor .1.
I.una, and introduced to them "a
friend of mine who 1 a very able
man, to help you in your chump."
will ho a
useful ally to tight for the cause of
One thing is sure-that you could re
Hint ngtiinst any army of division.
You have a population of 12,000,000
and already a disciplined army of
:;o,Ooo well euipnd with modern
"I have already made up my mind
to join with you in your country
against America, in csw they insist
to lurnore the rights, tin justice of
your cause. I know well my pro
feHsion as an artillery ofllcer. I have
no fear of the whole world when I
light for a legitimate cause like
yours. Iitwccii (icncral Aguinal
doN determination and myself it
would lie very little chance left to
the invading army of the 1'nited
Slates tocnuer your country. Tell
General Agumaldo I have already
gien my service for your country
ami I am ready to oley orders to go
to your country and tight for the In
dependence of your people and
country and at any moment."
Another letter, dated Honolulu.
March s, ;:, says: am think
ing to go to I he Piiilippiue Islands
and give my assistance to Aguinaldo
against the invaders the hypocriti
cal Yankees the eariet-bag oliti
The nt it ion says thf-re was no
election machinery when Wilcox
was elected Delegate, November G,
I ".too, and that many voters there
lore made no attempt to vote. It is
alleged "that Wilcox, in his sjieeches
prior to the election, made use of the
strongest kind of anti-American ut
terances lor the purpose of carrying
the election, telling the native II a
waiians that the Americans had
stolen their country and that a vote
for him was a vote for the restora
tion ot the (jtiivn, and that, if he
were eltvted the Queen would lie tt
stored; that said Wilcox was and Is
guilty of treason against the United
States in that he did as ietitioner!is
.. l it i '
iiiioniieu ami oeneves, since me an
nexation it MHid Hawaiian Islands,
w rite and send through the United
htates mails certain letters highly
treasonable in their nature, wherein
lie did counsel and incite others to
engage in open rebellion against the
United States, and did so offer his
The petition, in conclusion, charges
his election was invalid; that "he is
not a tit ami proper jierson" to re
present Hawaii; alleges bigamy and
further alleges "written and uttered
treasonable language;" wherefore it
is petitioned he should be expelled
Mr. Wilcox says he has no fear of
the charges made. lie admits that
he wrote a letter to Dr. Losada
Captain Burgos an t Senor Luna, in
troducing C. Caesar Mori no, an Ital
ian of this city, whom he knew
w hlle the latter was in Hawaii, ant
to whom the unaddressed letter filed
by Gear was addressed, but he said
ho was unable to say whether the
letters filed were exact copies of
CHILD LABOR IN THE MILLS.
oooo )p ratlvea Petition A rain at the
Hill and the South Carolina Leg-ialature
Killa It for the Second Time.
Columbia, S. C Feb. 4 The
Iieglslature has the second time kill
ed a bill to prohibit child labor in
cotton mills. The vote in the House
was 6(' to 32. Thirty members were
The action is based upon the fact
that 6,000 mill operatives In the
Piedmont section presented petitions
asking to be let alone. The condi
tions in their belt are ideal. The
mills furnish theatres, schools and
churches, but In other Bections it ia
charged a system of bondage is be
fonteml. More Red Shirt Politics.
Th i town of Lumberton was to
hold an election on the question of
issuing bonds for an electric light
plant, on Tuesday of last week, but
the election could not be held be
cause someone had "misplaced" the
registration books. A reward has
leen offered for the conviction of the
guilty i r ties. The commissioners
have ordered a new registration and
the election will be ' held about
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
What n.mlb" Tblak ufTbloc I Uea
rraJ. l'orhaM a few good fellows got
left reselling for oflire.
The State of Virginia alsoIutely
rule out -lot machines.
I take up other jieople's thoughts
and they takedown mine.
Col. I,uk ought to ! a candidate
for minister to Tea-he-Kan.
There I a man in this I-gi-.lature
who swallow other NopIe'.s.
The l-gi-daturc s4-eiiis to lack the
prepuce of Hoola Itoom, the Chero
Major IU I ward Sully, the gold bug
Democrat, gave his presence to Kal
eigh last week.
There is no uc in talking, but
.Julian of Rowan is mis-ssl in this
era of good feeling.
The "yaller" dog has more friends
than any other animal in this State,
even the man animal.
legislators swell with their com
ing, -wink with their staying, and
swunk with their going.
There does not seem to have Ik-en
a foot-hall headed man sent to rv-ren-nt
himself in this legislature.
The most magnificent man in a
military sense comes from Hender
son. He has a face and poses on it.
The old-young man from Person,
Col. Cunningham, is here happy
in the knowledge that he has many
Mr. Pain-hour seems to want
Mitchell county to have a different
set of officers from those elected by
They have caught 7 out of every
'is rabbits in Chatham county this
w inter, but exect a larger crop than
ever next year.
Chambers ought to have some
thing even for having ran so often
and been turned bottom ui bv the
H-ople every whack.
A fellow who was taken for a
Methodist preacher during this ses
sion, remarked that he was but on-
y in so far as chicken and appurte
Somebody is sure to get mad and
those who did not iret the vacant
laces under this new government
have the remainder of their lives to
rccurierate their good feelings.
The Judiciary committee of the
resent Legislature had to be com
osed of itself, so that every man
who had seen a law book was put on
the committee in order for weierht-
iness. That same committee wast-o
onderous it had to be divided into
three compartments, white, black
and yellow which is the "Jim
Murdered by Wife ami Compan
Richmond, Va., Feb. 4. News
ias reached here of a remarkable
murder near Diascund Station, in
James City county. James Beach
was Kineu in ins own iiousc oy ins
wife and Roland Wholmes, and his
i. Hi., i i . i . i i
body was placed in u boat, carried a
mile up a creek, and then placed on
the railroad track, in order that
his Beach's death might be attribu
ted to accident and the railroad com-
any held responsible. The first
train did cut the body to pieces, but
the crime was traced to Sarah Beach
and noiuies. The parties are ne-
A Stir Among Town Otlicials.
Parsons, W. Va., Feb. 4. The
municipal authority's at Glenville,
Gilmer county, are having a warm
time. The chief of police heard a
noisy gang, headed by the mayor,
a railing the streets, and arrested
the mayor for disorderly conduct,
but released him for trial on his own
recognizance. The mayor then had
the chief arrested for fteing an ac
cessory to the disturbance by arrest
ing eaceable men.
Woman Wanted to Hang.
Trenton, X. J., Jan. 31. Mrs.
Storey, an aged spiritualist, of Cam
den, came to Trenton today to see
Gov. Vorhees for the puriHse of of
fering herself to be executed in place
of Hill, who is sentenced to be
hanged at Camden, February i.
Gov. Voorhees was not here and
the woman left the Statehouse say
ing she would go to the governor's
home at Elizabeth.
A Costly Iatrodutioii.
Xew York, Feb. 1. James Henry
Smith, said to le the richest bache
lor in the United States, is going to
introduce himself to society by giv
ing a$K,000 dinner and dance at
Sherry's. It is estimated that each
plate will cost $100. He inherited
$G0,000 from an uncle who died
Cut to Pieces by Train.
Richmond, Va., Feb. 1. George
Jurkes and Winfield Rogers, two
woung white men were caught on a
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway tres
tle in the lower part of the city las
11 a n. a
nigni oy a shirting engine, run
down, and literally cut to pieces.
The Legislature is largely com
posed of lawyers and they could not
do better than to repeal about hat
the laws now on the statutes, many
of which they do not understand
CHINESE CIRLS SOLO IY AUCTION.
ri t Up at I'-bllc Hais ud Krk-at
fmm I.700 to 2.SOO Kara.
San Francisco Di-jmteh.
Five Chinese girls were old at
public auction in 'Frisco' Chinatown
recently, a publicly as though they
hud I sin in Canton, China, where
uvh human slavery is a recognized
institution. These girls were the
property of Gong Gow , an old Chi
naman who has kept for year one
of the di-reputable den in China
town. He wanted to go lack to
China, so he ad verti-s-d the furniture
and chattels of his establishment at
auction. According to Chinese cus
tom creditors of Gong ap(ieared and
atel bills on the door of his place,
-jmilying their claims. I'very Chi
naman who bid at the auction agreed
to pay the claims against the girl he
When the sale lxgan there was a
large crowd. The girls were exhib
ited and the auctioneer enumerated
their good Mints. They stood sto
lidly by, as if they were used to
such proceedings, having U-en sold
before they were brought here. They
fetched fancy prices, as the restric
tion act is so rigidly enforced now
that it is difficult to get pretty Chi
llers' girls into the country. They
sold at from $1,700 to 2,o00 each,
and they were at once removed to
the quarters of their new ow ners.
TOWN OF PLYMOUTH BURNED.
Bank and I'ostoffice Destroy d
Upward of $100,000.
Norfolk, Va., Jan. :50. The town
of Plymouth, N. C was pretty
nearly wijKMl out by fire last night.
Telegraphic advices from the scene
received this afternoon state that
the Bank of Plymouth, the iost
o thee, and the large stores of Messrs.
Hornthal, of Norfolk, were destroy
The moneys of the bank and the
itostoffice are in the safes, which are
in the ruins, and are still too hot to
handle. The loss is upward of
A Queer Trade.
Johnstown, Pa. A remarkable
and funny case came before the
court in Edinburg recently. George
Reed resides near the city and wears
a ieg leg, and Sadie Brown, a neigh
bor, also uses a wooden leg, as the
result of an accident. She alleges
that a month or more ago Iteed per
suaded her to trade pegs with him.
Afterwards she became disatisfied
with her bargain and wanted Reed
to trade back. This Reed positively
refused to do, as the leg he had tra
ded for suited him better than the
Miss Baldwin then brought suit
against him to recover her peg. Reed
pleaded guilty to larceny by bailee,
paid the costs and returned the arti
Beat Her Head to a Pulp.
Greensboro, N. C, Jan. 31. John
Burton, a negro, is in jail charged
with attempting to murder his wife
last night. The woman's head was
beat almost into a pulp with an iron
kettle and a large rock. Burton and
his wife had been to a dance and
were near their home when the row
occurred. Mayor Taylor heard the
woman's screams and went to her
releif, arresting Burton and carry-
ing him to jail. It is
the woman's injuries
will result in
Mississippl Get .$750,000 Back Taxes
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 1. The Illi
nois Central Railroad this afternoon
paid to the State revenue agent here
the sum of $7o0,000, being the
amount of back taxes due the State
and various counties and municipa
ities in the State from 1893 to 1900
under the recent decision of the
United States Supreme Court.
To be Tried by Court-Martlal.
Washington, Jan. 31. The Navy
)epartment has ordered a trial by
court-martial, at Port Tampa, on
"ebruary 9, for the loss of coal barge
No. 2, off the Florida coast, Decern-
her 30. while on the u-av to Cien.
fuegos. McCormiek commanded
the tug Potomac, to ving the baree.
From the Chicago Times-Herald.
Pa," jasked little Georgia,
"what's the pomp and circumstance
of war n7u,ov,"l
Geii. Miles," replied the old
gentleman without looking up from
nom uie nicago imies-iieram.
TCa. a ... 4.1 i m: - t r ,
He I believe that my father and
your mother were once very fond of
She Yes, I have often
mamma say she was more than half
sorry they ever got divorced.
Will Open Parliament in Person.
London, Feb. 4 It is officially
announced that King Edward has
definitely decided to open Parlia
ment in person, on February 14th.
A Distressing Question.
From the Kansas City Journal.
The Hon. Joe Bailey, of Texas,
will now pass from the House into
the Senate. This raises a new ques-
tion. Does the Constitution follow
Mr. Chas. Pearce formerly
btatesville; was drowned in Lones-
viue, La., one day last week.
SENATOR BUTLER'S RESOLUTION.
II Aaaa for as A pimitrlmlUm tm 11
thm OtMrtnarttoM tUa Moatta oT la
Sja-cial to Charlotte otiTV-r.
Wa-hiugton, Jan. 31. Senator
Butler Is exerting him'lf in help
along the inland water way route,
and will have a formal hearing be
fore the Senate committee on com
merce at the earliest opportunity.
He is also pushing the Caie Fear
improvements before the commit
tee. The Secretary of War, in re
spone to a resolution on-re I by
S'nator Hutler, informed the Senate
that it w ill cost $100,000 to remove
the obstruction at the mouth of the
Brunswick river. Mr. Butler will
endeavor to have an appropriation
of $100,000 incorporated in the river
and harbor bill when it reaches the
Senate, to remove the obstructions.
SEVEN THOUSAND KILLED IN BATTLE.
Groat Slana-hter of Nativ Warrior In
Paris, Feb. 5. A dispatch to the
Francais from Cairo says news has
lxen received there from Abyssinia
of a great battle in which 7,000 men
were killed. It is supposed the
chiefs relielled during the absence of
King Menelik, who has gone to the
Egyptian frontier, in connection
with the delimitation of the Egypt
Abyssinian frontier. A Cairo special
to the Exchange Telegraph gives
the same reiHirt.
A London special says it is not
unlikely, that certain malcontent
chiefs may have taken advantage of
King Menelik's absence from tin-
capital to foment an insurrection.
EXCITING NEW YORK FIRE.
J-iarjre Factory L)etroyel lxa a
ion and a Half.
The seven-story factory of the
William Wicke Company, cigar box
manufacturers, at 401 Thirty-first
street, New York, was wrecked bf
a gas explosion and burned last Fri
day. Nearly 800 . persons were at
work in the factory at the time. A
panic ensued, but only two persons
were seriously injured. Fifty-four
fire engines were called to the scene.
me ouuaing ana contents were
damaged to the extent of !1,"00,-
A Walking Fisli Caught.
Jacksonville, Fla., Special, 29th, to
New York Evening Post.
The first periopht halm us, or walk-
ing nsh, ever seen in American
hvaterH has just been caught in Nas-
sau Sound, near Fernandina, and is
now in alcohol on exhibition in this
city. It will be forwarde-l this
week to the . Smithsonian Inst tute
Zoologists have long regarded this
native of the West, African coast .
which remains for tiava out of wter
. . - I
an vji nit: Diiaiiumt uriRiiiuirn
from nature. For this land life the
fish is fitted by long arms, with el
bow and wrist, while the fingers are
separate and prehensile, instead of
flat and fin-like.
Two Men and 1 4 Wives.
Mr. Hamp. D. Smith, of Steele
Creek township, was in town yester-
day with a wagon-load of hogs for
sale. He had good luck and was in
a storv-telling humor. He is half-
brother of ex-Sheriff Zuck Smith
His father had seven wives. "In
the same neighborhood." said Mr.
Smith, "was Rev. Mr. Garrison, a
Baptist preacher, who also had seven
If pa and the preacher had
while longer they would
have married every
widder in that
part of the country
A Timely Suggestion.
In selecting school looks for the
State, those w ho will have the work
in hand should try to adopt as near
as they can those books now most
generally in use. This changing
books every five years will prove a
burden. It will be more to the in
terest of some book concern and its
paid allies, than to the interest of edu
cation. Changing books is a heavy
f xn to
has Prov.en in this State to l)e n,ore
m the interest ot the book com
panies than to the children. Rut it
was not necessarily so.
Heaviest Snowfall in Years.
Wheeling, W. Va., Jan. 31. Re-
Prts from a11 Ts of West Yir"i-
ia tell of the heaviest snow that has
been known in several years.
Throughout the eastern mountain.
region me snuvy is num mu iu live
: au r . c i a
I feet deei. and in maiiv olaces is hari-
,v drifted. Warm rain has follow.1
ed the snow in some sections, and
fears of floods were prevalent in val
ley districts till to-night, when the
I severe freeze checked the rapid melt
ing of the snow.
Another Find of Gold.
I Charlotte Observer.
Mr. J. R. Winchester yesterday
had a rich pan of gold on exhibition
in town. He found the ore on the
farm' of Mr. Beattie, in Berryhill
Mr. W. R. Cochrane and other ex
perts who examined the pan, say
that the ore will assay not less than
$60 a ton. Mr. Winchester says
that at.the place it came from there
is a good supply of ore, enough to
instifv mining noeratinris nn ft krw
i j j 0 -x e
of Trinity college has 280 students
on the roll, the larcrest number
I its history,
13 THE UNLUCKY NUUtEI.
Aa ElkibKioa of .-.Naf-roar Mia4 Aav4
laaaall Kuwla" km tk Wjr ta. faXrtot
Tmaa taa laorra Mr Im Votaal
Ar&ist Ir. ( arrr-
It will be n iiM'iiilrnil that Dr.
Curry wa invited to addn-c tin
Legislature a few day ago in the
iuten-t oft iu.t..ii but Me of the
Iem.vrmts voted against inviting
a. .a la.
ireeii-in rtiruu, a
tuper, ha the following
to say of the unlucky numU-r:
"Thirtis n memlers the North
Carolina Iegi-lature made an exhi
bition of their narrow mind- and
small souls lat w-ek, when they
voted agaiut inviting Dr. Curry the
general-agent f the leabHly fund,!
which has been of great a-Utanec
the alueational interests of this
and other Southern stat, to addre
the geueral a-s'Uibly on the uhject
ol istucatloii. 1 fie oiji'tlou was
made on the strength ol a rumor to
the effect that Dr. Currv had lobhhil
ffor Richmond Pearou while the
latter was contesting the seat in
Congress to which W. T. Crawford
nai iK-en envteti. inie tfie rumor
lktl klkfkL'tl tt liu-.. LuiM Cal.
and while such action would have
been very unltccouiiug on the part
of Dr. Curry, there could have lceii
no occasion for any mcmlicr of the
legislature showing such rank par-
iisansiiip.ts a matter w liicli iMire no
relation whatever to politics.
NECRO COLONY FORMED AT CAPE MAY.
l'he Coloniata Will Come From North
Carolina, Virginia and New .)rray.
Cape May, N. J Feb. I. The
A fro-American Equitable Associa
tion, an organization of negroes w ho
proitose to found an industrial col
ony on 1,100 acres of land about ten
miles north of here, are meeting
with much success in the U'ginning
of their etiorts. They have an op
tion on the land and now lack but
$400 to make up the amount neces
sary to have the land iwss title to
them. Over $300 is also in hand
to begin work with, iu the way uf
starting an industrial school ami a
plant for light manufactory pur
poses. Each colonist will be apportioned
a certain amount of land and neces
sary farming implements and stock.
No one will be allowed to work or
reside in the colony, except mem
bers of the negro race. The first lot
of colonists will come from New
Jersey, Virginia, and North Caro
In the Virgjnia .Legislature.
The following bill has been intro-
I .i....,i : i. at!...- t : I
lu KIUim .
u i" , - i .-
I , A l 1 1 A il 1 . 1
CItHti umiU IfOIU uie P iHbr
w"ul l" of such child, with
"""it iu c.uui v iuuik oi
"iary benefit, he shall, in the discre-
tiin Tf f lia iiir u miniuVittwl trttli
. . .
deatn or nn the iiutentiary
not jess tnan ten years
than twenty years."
Millions of Postage Stamps
Washington, Feb. 1. All records
in the "history of the governinen
were broken in January in the num
ber of postage stamps printed by the
government. The value of the
stamps was $"0 l,t7U,01;",
$y,0U4,000 worth were bound in
boojvS to be sold at an advance of one
cent above the value of the stamiK
contained in the books.
Bought by Northern Firm.
Greensboro, N. C, Feb. 1. The
Southern Finishing and Warehouse!
Company today sold its business in
Greensboro to the Lowrey-Coulter
Company of Philadelphia. New
machinery will be installed and
other improvements added at once,
greatly increasing the capacity of
A Grandfather at as.
Patterson, N. J., Dispatch.
Fred Lind, superintendent of
Levy's Silk Ribbon Mills, w hose
home is at Xo. 25 Wash inerton
street, this citv. is nerhans the
' - - -, ....... , t
youngest grandfather in the country,
He is 38 years old, and his daughter,
Minnie. Hlvearsold. and w ho was
married a year ago, became a mother
Tlio mrmrt nf t h enm ni isintitr of
revenue shows that North Carolina
i..V .V '. ... . .......... ........ ...
tands third in the production of to-
bacco, with k35,952,401 pounds
Missouri leads with 67,432,305 and
Kentucky second with 40,022,401.
Virginia is fourth with 28,845,588.
This is not the pounds grown, but
manufactured into chewing and
smoking tobacco. Exchange.
The Governor of Tennessee, has
attached his signature to the anti
cigarette bill, which prohibits the
sale or carrying into the State, for
purpose of selling, cigarettes or ciga
rette papers. "A law passed to the
same effect a fewT months ago but
one of the Tennessee courts decided it
unconstitutional." Whether the last
law is constitutional or not it stop
ped the sale for thepresent.
Mr. L. P. Erwin, of Rutherfbrd-
ton, has loaned to the museum ' a
flag that was Carried by company G.
16th N. C. Regiment Volunteers,
and used as a battle flag. The flag
is made of silk and was in the bat
tle of Seven Pines.
The widows of nine ex-governors
of Indiana are living. There is not
in la sinefe ex-srovernor of the State
tUNHKN'SKl) KhTOl.T OF Tin:
.NOKTII CAUOLINA STATK
MOST IMPORTANT BILLS INTRODUCED
Maai Killa awl Itwlat Kaa larudax4-
Kaw laiortaat MMtaraa lla H a
W K I N I I Y A KT r. K N X .
Senate Only one bill, which ut
of minor importantv, w introduc
ed in the Senate on Wedtn-Uv.
Among the titin- pre-nted were
those bv Senator ichael Mt'nn ciii-
;&en of Allegany cou tit y and anoth
er trom citlriis ol .Moore county
a-king a modification of the existing
ehvtion laws, which was referred to
Committee on Election aw.
The following bills were l-se!:
S. B. :t 1 1 Authorizing the mun
icipality of OrcellCVillc to UMte
I xinds. Passed third reading and
sent to the House.
S. B. :l"o To iucorHrat
Phslmont and Alleganv It. It
Pasxil ami s-nt to Hoiis.
S B :$l:l To im iriorate the Ituth-
erfonltou R. R. Co. Pa-s-d seeuud
S B :WJ To authorize shoo
commissioners of Keidsville dMricl
to issue Uinds. Pas-sl second n-ad-ing.
S B I'.'K To amend chapter :t7,
cts Is'.!'., in reganl to apjwiintment
of memlNTs of the Boar I of Agri
culture. Pa sms I and M-nt to the
S B io", H B toTo prote-t
quail in Yamvy county. PaM-l
S B 300, 11 B l-'.H To incorpor
ate Hilton ..Logging and Railroad
Co. Passed and enrolled.
S. B .121, II B 2!S To protect
dvr in Onslow county. PaMsl and
S B y.'lO, II B 462 To prohibit
hunting of birds, without coiiM-ut of
owner of lands, in Clay and Macon
counties. Passed and ordered en
S B 341, II B 37f To prevent
hunting in Craven county without
consent of land owners. PasMsl and
8 B 405, II B 447 To apiint
two additional commissioners for
Passed and rder-
The Henderson Alimony in ll was
defeated by a vote of 20 to 1 H.
House Some of the bills issed
are as follows:
II B 4"0 Authorizing the town
of Marion to operate a system of
water works and sewerage and to
issue bonds for the same.
S B 151, II B 474 Levying a
special tax in Ashe county.
II B "G4 Enabling the city ol
Charlotte to fund iart of its floating
debt and authorizing a levy of taxes.
II B ;H2 Authorizing the com
missioners of Wilson to issue I Mind
to improve tlie court house and oth-
I er putdu property.
II B Uay Authorizing the com
missioners of I ret lei 1 to laM, hire
out and work the convicts of the
Mr. Wright, of Rowan, introduc
ed an act to place all ex-Confederate
soldiers and widows of ex-Confeder-
ate soldiers, w ho are now over fifty
five years of age, and not worth 5-oo
in worldly substance, on the jumi-ioii
roll of the State.
According to the tax returns of
1900, filed in the Auditor's office.
the valuation of real estate ami t-
sonal property amounted- (in round
numbers) to two hundred and titty
three million dollars, and according
to said returns there are 257,000
poll .listed for taxpayers. The bill
provides for an annual appropriation
of $25,000, besides an ad valorem tax
of 3c per ? 100 on real and
I property and 9c on each poll, thes
makiiu? the sum of 99.010 by tax
lation, then add the ?2 ,000 to &
propnated by the General Assembly,
I makinir $124,000 to be applied to
the class of iMisions provided for in
Senate Many. jetitions were
presented in the Senate asking for a
, . , .
law. The following new inn
By Mr. Martin: S II 417 To
authorize railroad and transportation
companies, . existing under laws of
North Carolina, to lease or le leased
by, or to consolidate or be consoli
dated with, and to make joint stock
with railroads of adjoining States.
Referred to Committee on Railroads
and R. R. Commission.
Bv Mr. Long: S IS 433 To ex
tend the charter of the Atlantic and
Western Railway Co. Committee
on Railroads and R. R. Commission
By Mr. Warren: S B 438 Pro
viding for service of legal process in
certain cases. Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Foushee: S B 441 To en
able the Norfolk & Western Rail
road Co. to build new lines, extend
old ones and operate new branch
roads, etc. Committee on Rail
By Mr. Brown: S B 442 Resolu
tion of enquiry, to ascertain number
of employes of the Senate, etc. Cal
BILLS PASSED FINAL READING
The calendar was then taken up
and the following bills passed their
final reading: .
S B 366. H B 445 To amend
chap. 12. Art. 1
S It 3? To autti-tuunU lt
ily or !U'ld UU- t U
?-ttt t !- I l-uv f.sr nit-utmv.
S It Sit T itrft' ltullr"
ftltU llallrtavd I . ,rtil to ll4r.
I ioUs, Tt" follow Itm rrr
!O.P: llllartl.t bill ltttratir tit
II R oi.T IU Mr. kl..4t
lUmufort A r lutli f ti- ltf
ting of the amount ja i.l ..r lit,
running a-tts t ttw tne-
II It ;; Ity Mr. (irmtiaio r
Grau ilt-- An 4 1 to roide lf
the auditing and unluif i! I.ual
return ot eoiuiul'kn r l -a ll rm!
and ja rsUA pna-rt .
11 It .T 1 - lt Mr. !iohur
Iturke An fe t t atiM-O'l tl- lart r
of the Carolina and Northuf!rrii
II IH.T l -Ily Mr. Calh.ua -An
a t to rv-iit t4 k from run
ning at Urge in tb- ounli. o Wi
Uua, Wilk.-. C.I. II and Mltt b
11 It ;Tti Ily Mr. Murphy ol
.Mi loMU -All art to MaMl-h the
lo k Uu in a ei-rlaiti Jaft ! Me
I i ll ixuiit .
It It '.s7 -ity Mr. Mann of 1 1 yd.-
Au act to plaiv the tate' . U r
steamer Lilly in th- cut.l of th
governor. II It Hi Ily Mr. Nii hol-oii ot
iUnufort An art lo prohibit the
le of spirituous liUor- uithin i-r-tiiu
ha-alitit-s in U -a u fort .mil .
11 nijn.v Mr. Field- of All
gany An act to prohibit bunting
iu Allegany county without utilt.-u
coiieiit of the owner.
II It liv Mr. Ill vibe .f I .i-
der-on (by ri"pii-t An ai to reg-!
uiate hiiiitiug and lo protivt game.
11 11 Hy Mr. CoU'inaii - All
act to author!- the Ni n Ury t
State to isciif a land grant to J. M.
II 11 H'.U By Mr. Car-oii - An
act to strike the iiaiue of Wilson
Itowiuaii of Alexander county, from
the . n-ion roll-on aivount of fraud
11 B By Mr. Car-.ii Au
act to give trial judgi di'H't ion
to the iiuiiiImt and length of sjaivh
s iu all action criminal in tln-ir n-lni-tie
courts other than capital
cases, thereby eliminating the n-ei--
ity of the incnas-of the tiuuiU-r of
the Supreme Court judge in Ihe
State and the ueles exenditun' of
the in-oiih-'s nioiiev.
H It f.'.H Ily Mr. Baldwin ol
l-'orsyth An art reuiriiig the exe
cution of all capital offenders to !
11 B iVM By Mr. McKethan of
Cumtierlaud An at transcribing
the punishment iu capital cases when
the jury find and return a verdict
guilty with a recommendation of
H B Cits By Mr. Morgau of
Johnston An act to tahli-h a
county disensary for Johnston.
II B 700 Mr. Taylor of Beaufort
An act to y certain claiui. of
(iilliken for scrvici reiideml the
State in interest of shell H-di indus
try of North Carolina.
II B 702 Mr. Wllum ofCa.swell
An act for the protii tion of deer
H B 70.i .Mr. Win-roii of Berth
An act to make the lli-hop of the
Proti-stant Kpi"omI rhun h iu the
diocese of tlnl Carolina a corpora
11 B 711 Mr. Oliver An act to
prevent the running at large of lie
stock in the county of RoU-nn.
A bill was iutrodiuvd to take the
steamer Lilly aw ay from Mr. White,
the Shell Fi-h Commissioner, and
place it under the control of the gov
ernor. The bill iiast-ed its second n-ading
and when it came up on its third
reading Mr. Blythe of Henderson,
moved to refer to the Committee on
Oyster and Fish Industry. Mr
Blythe motion prevailed.
The following bills ra-il their
II B 74 An act providing for the
celebration of North Carolina day in
the public schools.
II B H2 Amending chapter :J'J7
of the laws of 1h;7.
II B yi A pioint ing A. L. Ly
man a fustic of the iace in New-
Light township, Wake county.
H B 122 Ineoriiorating the South
and Western Railway Comjrany.
II B 206 An act to more effiv
tivelv protift schools and religious
gatherings in Ashe county. Thl-
bill prevents drunkenness within
200 yards of school houses and
II B 613 An -act cotwerning the
Asheville and Strartanburg railroad.
II B 667 IUsolution Investigat
ing running exiienses of the steamer
II B 42 Ftabli-hing graded
schools in Henderson townnhip.
II B i."3, S B 409 Ineoriiorating
the town of Merry Oaks.
Senate A iietition was presented
by Mr. Pinnix from citizens of Per-
son and other counties, asking for a
modification of the present election
The following new bill were in
By Mr. Miller of Pamlico To in
vestigate the management of the
Soldiers Home. .
By Mr. Lindsay To provide for
an investigation of management of
institution for Deaf, Dumb and
By Mr. Foushee To protect farm-
era and merchants.. Propositions
and Grievances Committee.
By Mr. Alexander To encourage
manufacturing and to aid the State
( By Mr. Smith To repeal Bub-eec-
U lb r-frtr Ui Mat
r i i ritiKi
Tt- ll ti. alttiej t4i , in
jf a'loltrtj bli tak-
Up attel aa lU third 1 !Us.
Mr. MlWoo !Hfrill ..atr.
t!f lit.rarUi t.. tou.-If.
- It IZS To m J. Maot, t;
dl- lt-lrl I I4ult.tsi.arv.
It rs. ii it i tuxwUtiur
H Hit :: Ayti..ai,ti.(
ettlti,,s.l.rfM f ,,( (altla to u Ut
plu tUl.d. ! I.alxl lrMII sU- t
H It r?. II It HI AHirtUU0
ofrib sl.fC,.Wv ,Tin. I4ll
rovlW-a ar ia-)a ffVUl JUatka aaf
lrm Ut tim tUt Cuit In
annt rs l-V Klvlt. Id. rlr.)
f H lit II II ;.!- Author
IXMUtllla-Jottt-ra t,C Irtairll olbt t.
"bin taut, lr atxl rk -aunty
rmvh-t." rtr. Aiixti.l. t.y Mr.
StlkrUaattfrf a to nviflwi It Ut.n
lycmvlla duly aut-tK-M lyttar
courts of Irtb-U oiuuty and tatlwr
IV KJH tie. (tVtOvhlfl, bHl aai hlrral
Hit, are to la- cutrd.-d by of!k.-ra m
aiutel by eoutity, rtr.)
H B 29i, II B 1-2-To ivetit
ale of liquor la I Urnrtt county lamr
Certain rhuntxav I'avwamt llnrifl
e-l by Senate, jx-nt to I low f.ar
I Kl! Otl T TKI A-l liHllll'
H B .mi, rn-atlngoGW ,f jaunty
tr.ayurfr In Surry eouuty, onl
reach!. Sua4ltute bill reairt! by
iiimIttM, whU h trikmHjt iianM
of J. A. Adatu and imivhW that
Oovcroor aiMlnt the tnurrr U
fill term until neit getM-ral rlwlli.
Aitotlier Mjlftltutc, by Mr. WrW.,
neat ing t!Uv of tre.un-r, taut ic-
viding that it not fllle.1 t nrtt
genera! election. Thl vw finally
The urpse of thla bill wm to
again ereale the ofTW of trrmMirer
and aplnt a leiorrat. J. A.
Adanes the defmlol tndldate fr
Sheriff, of Surry iuuty which off!
clal now la-rforim iIm dutU of
House Morgau of Jotitiaton
From ritix-iiM op ami tig tlw euact
iie nt of a sba k law.
BrltUin of IUikI J4i - IleguUtln
the bourn of la'ior In textlk nilll.
M- II of Caldwell Kroui ellttm
of Caldwell and Rockingham cvjuii
tU asking fur certain tnodlfl'avtluoi
of the present eleitlon law.
Waver of Ahe From rltlxerm
of that county asking for terUlu
modifications of the election Uw.
Graham of (JranvUh Asking for
an increase iu tin apiroprlatlon to
Payne of Cherokee From citizen
of Cherokw and Beaufort asking for
certain modiuratiotia of tlx elrttni
Tb following im-w bilN were in-
Allen of Wayne A noluthn
authorizing the Judiciary Commltt
to coral atteiilaiKf of wltnw
and prtnludlon ot bookn. (Thla art
wa lntruIuoi! to iTitnjal wltneawxa
to attend in thecal of Impeferhmfiit
against Chief Ju-tiw Fun ben and
Judge louglai for onh-rlng Slate
Treasurer to y Mr. White amount
due him as Shell Klwh CMiimlMou
er.) Nichols uf Pitt Au ait to prevent
live tttick from running at large In
certain rtioiii of Pitt and tu -m-Holldate
and enlarge the 4ot-k U w
territory In tle county.
I 'age of Montgomery Au act to
provide for tin heating and ventila
tion of the ca pit ol building.
Duncan of SampNon An act to
authorize the treasurer of HamjMoti
county to y ML Mary K. Thorn
ton f 42 out of the mbool fund.
Pearsofi of Wake An act lo
amend chapter 26 of the law s of IHH?
in regard to tdandard measure of m-
Bradmer of lVmon An act to
regulate tlie employment of labor.
We give below the text of the hill
introduced by Mr. Brad-Jier:
"Any ijernon, firm or oorporatioo,
who ahall knowingly hire, employ.
harbor, or detain In hu own nervine
any rvant employed, or wage hand
of any ot her person, firm or corpora
tion, who fehall have contracted ei
ther in writing or orally to nerve
hi master and who shall have led
the wrvice of his mater in violation
of hia contract, the person, firm or
corporation ao offending shall be guil
ty of a mbxlemeahor and fined or
Imprisoned, or both at the discretion
of the court.
Dean An act to amend section
2766 of the Code relating to entries
Gaither of Catawba An act to
amend section 3722 of the Code, re
lating to servants of State depart
mtnta. The following bills isd their
final readings and were sent to the
Senate for ratification:
H B 732 Amending the art rati
fied January 26, 1901, for the relief
of W. T. Crow, clerk of the Superior
, Court of Gates county.
II B 628 Authorizing the citi
zens of Macon county to subscribe
stock to tlie Atlantic and Blue Ridge
II B 347 For the relief of N. O.
Petree, clerk of the Superior court
S B 345, H B 612 Increasing the
license tax for retailing liquor In
H B S80 Repeal ing chapter
laws of 1897 relative to live stock.
This bill applies only to Johnston
and Randolph counties.
SB 221, HB 620 Amending the
charter of the Methodist Orphanage.
(Continued on Second P&vge.)