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RALEIGH. NORTH CAROLINA, MARCH 21, 1901.
j WON DENIED REPORT OF THE
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
MOST IMPORTANT BILLS INTRODUCED
Many Hill ana !tolotfooa Introduced -
Some of the Important Msurm of
I rwiMt IoUrat to Oar IUslrs.
I fiEXATE Tho election law ishb-
Jtd it second and third readings
f IIoue bill to restore the old
boundary lint between Ashe and
Wilkes count Ie iawd Its second
I and third reading,
f Senator Michael (Hep.) protected
againnt the imnsHge of the bill. He
aid that he had a ititiou, signed
by every citizen of Anhe ''irty
who wa-i placed in that cot y
s. . a
une cnangH iour years ago, a.ng
I that tho present lines be retained.
The bill was recommitted to the
f committee (at the request of Senator
Michael), but later in the day it was
i retorted back and the bill passed,
. all of the eleven Republicans and
I Populists voting against It.
I DIRKCTOIW STATE NORMAL COLLEGE
'4 The nominations contained In the
j following iws-Hge from the Gover-
nor were confirmed by the Senate,
t To the Senate:
Ata meeting of the State Hoard
of Education on March G the follow
ing named gentlemen were noml-
uated as directors of the North Caro
lina State Normal and Industrial
College, and In accordance with said
nomination I communicate their
names to your honorable body for
your action, to-wit:
A. J. Connor of Northampton
county, for a term of six yearn, lie
ginning March 1, 1902.
B. F. Aycoek of Wayne county,
for a term of Mix years, beginning
March 1, 1902.
It. T. Gray of Wake county, for a
term Iteginning with his confirma
tion and ending March 1, 1902.
('. II. Mebane of Catawba county,
for a term of four years, beginning
from the date or his confirmation.
R. T. liray of Wake county, for a
term of tlx years, beginning March
Cir.nM'.H R. Aycock
Ry the Governor:
l. M. Peausall,
JULLS I'ASSKD FIXAL KKAHIX(i.
The following bills were passed,
some with House amendment only:
House substitute for Senate bill
regulating injunctions in cases to
stop the cutting of timber on lands
where titles are in dispute.
Requiring State ' prison directors
and directors of Central Hospital to
construct sewerage system.
To Incorporate the North Carolina
Supplemental to act incorporating
Bank of Rockingham, Richmond
To provide a more efficient sys
tem of supervision of the public
schools of the State.
The Senate w ent into committee of
the w hole on the revenue bill, Sena
tor Glenn in the chair.
Section 87 (purchase tax and
liquor dealers) was the first one
reached, and it pissed -without
Section 88 (taxing emigration
agents 52o) was amended so as to
increase the tax to $50 aud to make
this tax payable in each and every
county in which they attempt to do
Section 89 (itinerant opticians and
oculists.) An amendment by Sena
tor Morrison to strike out the word
itinerant oculists," leaving the tax
Section 90 (trading stamps).
Senator Henderson offered an amend,
ment to grad the tax according to
population 50 to cities of 15,000
and upw ards, $25 for towns of Jess
size. A $50 tax indiscriminately,
he said, would be prohibition, and
no revenue would be collected.
Mr London moved to amend the
amendment of Mr. Henderson, mak
ing the $50 tax apply to towns of
10,000 population or over (Instead
Mr Webb: This section does not
reach the local merchant, but the
wnolesale merchants and manufac
turers outside the State, as a rule.
rrs . r i . .
me xienuerson amendment was
Mr. London moved to strike out
At 1 . .1 .11 . A
me worus eii3 10 mercnants or
manufacturers" and make the tax
apply to all "who Issue, use or de
liver any trading stamps" so as to
catch the local merchants, who he
said, generally secured a monopoly
on certain lines by offering this re
bate. This amendment was adopt
Mr. Webb then got the tax
duced to $10 each.
Schedule C was then reached
Section 91 (defining taxes under this
schedule) and section 92 (privilege
tax on railroads) were adopted with
section 93, denning the rate of
the privilege tax on railroads, was
also adopted, with only a few nega
live votes. (This tax ranees from
$2 per mile (when gross receipts per
mile (when grom earnings per mile
exceeu 96,vuu per mile).
Section 94 (license tax, etc., on
expm, telegraph and telephone
companies) was adopted without
amendment or opinion.
Section 95 (tax on corporations
organized in this State, franchise tax
being graduated from $25 on ccm
panlea of 125,000 or le capital to
1500 on companies with capital ex
ceeding one million dollars i. This
section not to exempt any company
from tho license tax levied in sched
ule!) of this act. Amendment by
Senator Henderson to Include street
railways also in this section, but, as
they are not excepted, It wm held
they were already included.
An amendment was then adopted
Including the words "or doing busi
ness in this State," in line 2 of sec
tion 95; and another stipulating that
the tax shall be payable in the coun
ty where the principal office Is lo
cated in North Carolina.
If they have no office they are
not liable to the tax.
Sections 96 to 103 were adopted
without object! u (relating to mar
riage licenses, $1 each by State and
county; official seals, suit by State
Treasurer for taxes, fines for benefit
of school fund, misappropriation of
taxes, subjects of taxation, etc.).
Section 104 (rejection of returns
by Auditor) amend d by striking
out the clause imposing any costs or
expense on the sheriffs, where con
tention between them and Auditor
arises, upon rejection of his tax re
turns by the Auditor.
Section 105 (duty of sheriffs on
failure of payment of license tax)
adopted after some argument.
Sections 106, 107, 108 and 109
were adopted, and these completed
the bill except the sections passed
over near the beginning.
Section 4, in relation to the taxa
tion of shares of stocks in banks
(State or National) to be piid by
the cashiers of the banks directly to
the State Treasurer, etc.. was the
first passed-over section reached
in is is a very comprehensive sec
tion. Amended by inserting "Aud
itor" Instead of "Treasurer" in lines
39, 58, 64, 66, 72, 93 and 101, re
quiring the listing of these stocks
with the State Auditor (instead of
State Treasurer) and giving him
authority to take legal steps when
value given is not up to what is
deemed right; the filing of the list
of names of shareholders with Aud
itor instead of Treasurer), etc.
Among the amendments inserted
was the following: Insert the words
"and personal" (as well as real pro
perty) in line 52, deducting it in
arriving at the "actual value" of
shares of stock, and adding the
words "on which tax is payable"
after the word "institution" in line
The Dill providing tor a new
building for State arsenal and record
and document storage rooms, etc.,
Empowering the Governor to fill
vacancies occurring on the boards of
charitable and penal institutions
passed final reading.
For the relief of Mrs. E. T. Briggs
(payment for use of building for
armory purposes), passed.
BILLS PASSED THIRD READING.
To authorize non-residents to
qualify as executors or administra
tors. To Incorporate 'the J. M. Ray
Camp of Confederate Veterans.
To pay the managers in the im
peachment trial $4 per day (usual
pay of legislators).
Bill providing new law for hold
ing municipal and county and town
ship elections. (Foushee bill) passed
after several counties were exempt
ed, including Gaston, Vance, Robe
son, wayne, Mitcneii ana uoiumuus.
House bills passed
In regard to commutation of sen
tences of convicts on account of good
To amend chapter 42, acts 1899,
in reference to driving cattle along
the public roads. (This bill had an
unfavorable report, and was prompt
To regulate the insurance of the
public buildings and other property
owned by the State.
To create school districts in Chat
ham and Moore counties.
To supplement act to promote the
oyster industry of North Carolina.
To protect owners of boilers and
engines (prevents tampering with
factory and other machinery by out
To encourage the paper mill in
dustry of Haywood and Jackson
To pay former Secretary of State
Thompson a balance due him for
extra clerical assistance ($374.95)
For the payment of the House
managers of the impeachment trial
(f 4 per day).
To regulate the State printing.
Authorizing Beaufort county .to
fix and pay salary to chairman of
board of county commissioners.
Supplemental to act prohibiting
sale of liquor in Cumberland coun
Supplemental to judicial districts
bill (in reference to Swain county
making July term of court a ci vi
Empowering Governor to appoint
directors .of asylum for D. and D
To change boundary lines of town
of Mt. Airy.
To prevent kidnapping of chil
Authorizing sale of certain real
estate owned by the State prison.
Against sale of liquor In Mc
Dowell county. f
bers of the Cumberland oountv dis
Providing for an extra spring
term of court for Greene county.
Providing for redemption of pro
perty sold for SUte taxes.
HorsE The following bills ps-i
ed third readlnir.
To allow non-resident to qualify j
as administrator and to remove
funds in Bertie county. j
To amend chapter 46 4, laws 1895,
allowing the extension of the State's
record from 1701 down to 1901. i
To amend chapter 158, laws 1883,1
relating to the stock law of Per
quimans county enlarging the terri
An act amending chapter 377 of
the laws of 1899. concerning the
North Carolina Department of Agri
culture, in relation to placing a ton
nage tax on cotton seed meal, came
up for issage and was on motion
laid upon the table.
Amending the laws of 18G3 and
1889, relating to the public road law
of Wake county. Places the election
of the road supervisor in the hands
of Vu$ board of county commission
ers. Senate resolution relating to the
stsslon of the Court of Impeachment,
allowing the president of the Senate
six dollars per diem. The House
concurred in the Senate amendment.
Authorizing the Governor to fill
vacancks on the board of charitable
and penal institutions when the Sen
ate is not in session.
To provide regulations for con
victs confined in the penitentiary,
relating to compensation fund.
To incorporate the Edgecombe
Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance
An act to regulate the State print
ing, allowing the Governor and
Commissioner of Labor io fix the
time for delivery of work.
To incorporate Rutherford Col
lege in Burke county.
Amending chapter 164, Laws
1899, establishing the North Caro
lina Corporation Commission, en
larging its powers so as to place
street car lines under the control of
the Corporation Commission.
Establishing a stock law in cer
tain sections of Wayne county.
An act to punish disorderly con
duct at places of public worship.
An act to pay the House managers
of the Impeachment trial four dol
lars per day for the actual days dur
ing the trial.
To prevent the felling of timber
in certain creeks in Gaston county.
An act to incorporate the Farmers'
Bank of Rockingham, Richmond
Senate The bill providing for
the continued detention of the
"criminal insane" in the penitenti
ary passed its final reading.
House bill to prevent the indebt
edness of State institutions without
authority, passed final reading.
House bill appointing the county
;oards of education passed final read
House bill to revise and digest the
public statute laws of the State was
received from the House and put on
its final passage. (Authorizes gov
ernor to appoint three Code com
Senator London sent forward an
amendment to the original bill re
ducing the pay of the Code com
missioners from $2,000 to ? 1,500
each (not per year, but for entire
work). The amendment was adopt
ed, after discussion. Vote, 27 to 19.
The bill was then placed on its sec
ond reading and was passed by the
vote of 33 to 12.
Mr. Woodard objected to placing
the bill on its third reading. But
the rules were suspended and the
bill placed on final reading.
The resolution to pay the pages
their actual railroad fare home was
House The following bills pass
ed third reading':
For the relief of G. H. Hanes,
Clerk Superior Court, Surry county.
An act to create a chief of fire de
partment for the towns of the State;
giving the board of aldermen in
towns that have not the right, to
elect same and prescribe piy and
Amending chapter 380, laws 1899,
to provide assessment of low lands
in -.Eastern Carolina.
To prohibit the killing of birds in
Beaufort township in Carteret coun -
To regulate the sale and manufac
ture of spirituous liquors in the
county of Richmond.
To change in all the laws when
the word "Johnson" occurs to that
of "Johnston." - -
To protect owners of boilers and
For protection of owners of tim
ber trees. Unlawful for persons to
remove timber from lands after
owner has disposed of same. After
much discussion the bill failed to
To correct eome mistakes In the
public school law before ratification.
To enlarge the corporate limits of
Mt. Airy, In Surry county.
The bill te provide for the mana
gement and government of the State
Hospital at Raleigh, in relation to
the dangerous Insane, after -some
little discussion, passed its several
readings and was sent to the Senate.
Section 1 provides that the direc
tors of the State prison shall be ex
officio to the board of directors of the
hospital for the dangerous insane,
and that said hospital shall be locat
ed in the wards of the State prison.
Said hospital is also created a corpo
Section 2 repeals the old law.
Section 3 requires that said board
of directors shall, by" walls and par
PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME
IX IXDlANAPOLIS A
VICTIM OF PNEU
MONIA. LIVED A LONG AND HONORABLE CAREER
He Hrrd UU Country Well la Wm- and
la Psaos Born a Farmer Bojr lie Itoee
to be President- Wh SUtr-Elbt Year
Ex-President Benjamin Harrison
died at his home in Indianapolis,
Ind., March 13th, surrounded by
the Immediate members of the fam
ily and his physicians. General
Harrison's illness dated back only a
week from his demise. A severe
cold developed Into a virulent at
tack of pneumonia, which caused
his death. It is said that his last
thoughts were of the Boer war, and
it is evident that the struggle of the
South African people for liberty
had made a deep impression upon
his mind and had awakened his
sympathies. The ex-President was
in his sixty-ninth year, and had
lived a long and honorabe career.
The Associated Press correspondent
gives the following
concerning his life:
"Benjamin Harrison's citizenship
has always been identified with In
diana, but he was born in North
Wind, Ohio, on August 20, 1833,
and spent the flret twenty years of
his life in that State. His grandfa
ther, the President, died a pjor
man. His father was a farmer who
passed as well-to-do. General Lew
Wallace, in his biography of Benja
min Harrison, says that the farm
was a good one and properly kept
up. John Scott Harrison was in
dustrious and generous. He made
his limited means suffice to furnish
his children with no inconsiderable
education. His wife was, General
Wallace says, 'a most devout Chris
tian women, of remarkable sweet
ness of temper and spirit ervadad
the house.' The excellent quality
of Benjamin Harrison's home train
ing may bo interred from that.
What his early days were like in
general has been told by the late ex
Congressman Butterworth who wri
ting to a friend on the subject said:
"Young Harrison learned enough
at the country school to enter Farm
ers' College at College Hill near Cin
cinnati going from there to Miami
University at Oxford, Ohio, from
which he was graduated when 18
years old. W. P. Fi-hback, law
partner of Benjamin Harrison for
seven years, is authority for the
statement that young Harrison left
Farmers' College because he had be
come 'enamored of an interesting
young lady whoee father, Dr. Scott,
naa estaoiisnea a scnool tor young
ladies at Oxford.' Miss Caroline W
Scott became Mrs. Harrison less than
three years later.
"Young Harrison's school days
ended with a brief law course in
Cincinnati. He married Miss Scott
and went to Indianapolis, where he
put out his 'shingle' in 1854 and
where his home was thereafter to be.
Politics and the law went hand
in hand for most young lawyers in
the West in those days, and Harrison
plunged into the thick of the fight
which the new born Republican par
ty was waging. His abilities as
speaker caused a demand for his ser
vices, and it was only a matter of
time, party managers saw, when he
would himself be a candidate for
office. The opportunity came in
1869, the year of Lincoln's cam
paign, when Harrison was nominated
for Reporter of the Supreme
Harrison was elected to the office of
Reporter for four years, but two
years afterward he lost the place by
accepting a commission in the army.
When he returned from the war,
it was to take up the duties of Re
porter of the Supreme Court. He
declined a renomi nation in 1868,
and devoted himself to the practice
of. his profession for eight years,
without politi al diversion.
General Harri-on returned to pol
itics in 1876, when he became the
Republican candidates for Governor,
but was defeated.' In the following J
year President Hayes appointed him
to the Mississippi River Commis
sion, and the knowledge that he
gained as a result of the appoint
ment was helpful to him later in the
General Harrison entered the Sen
ate in 1881, and was a useful mem
ber. During the 47th and 48th
Congresses he entered into various
discussions of civil service reform
and made several speeches against
the Blair Educational bill.
He announced himself an advo
cate of civil service reform. He said
in a campaign speech while he was
Senator that his experience at Wash
ington had led him to wish that he
"might forever be relieved of any
connection with the distribution of
General Harrison's election to the
Presidency over Grover Cleveland
in 1888, and the events of his sub
sequent career are well known to
the reading public.
'The Planters Warehouse, togeth
er with 1,600 bales of cotton, at Bir
mingham, Ala., burned Thursday.
The loss is $100,000, nearly covered
KUST CIT TCSSTCEL
Tae ood FmapU
the Mate from
The beat and most conservative
people of the State, - Irrespective of
party, are more than diguud at
the rash acta, extravagance and greed
for office displayed by the preeot
legislature. The majority prty
composing it has only deceived lu
friends. It has murdered the con
fidence reposed in it. Its friend,
even, are seriously asking the ques
tion, what will the end be?
Men of every rank, more than
ever realize that there U more at
stake in the State than the mere
success of any one party. They t lo
gin to see and feel that the right of
the people and the Interests of the
State are in great danger when any
one party gets absolute control and
by prtUm laws, tries to perpetuate
itself in power regardless ol the will
of the people, as expressed by a tree
ballot and a fair oUint at the polls.
The only hope of the people and
the State, is for the honest masses,
the farmers, mechanics, busineat
men, manufacturers and profession
al men, those who work for a liv
ing and do not expect office for a
living, to rise above party lines,
unite in one common compact and
rescue the State from the results
that will soon befall it, if the spirit
of party narrowness and greed as
now manifested at Raleigh are al
lowed to continue unchecked.
A State is in great danger when
its republican form of government
is a farce a mere bone of conten
tion for the office seekers and politi
cians to dog-fight over. Any party
not subject to the popular will of the
voters, as the Democrats in the leg
islature have tried to place theit
party, becomes offensive aud de
manding and the ruler and not the
servant of the people, as a republi
can form of government implies. It
is imperialism in its mot repulsive
and despotic form. Liberty, life
and property are at the mercy of tne
ring so composed. Shall it be al
lowed to continue?
A CO-OPERATIVE RAILWAY LINE.
Six Railroad Companies to Hare an Equal
Interest In the Hoe from Richmond to
The Philadelphia Press is author
ity for the statement that an ar
rangement has been entered into le-
tween the Pennsylvania, the South
ern itauroaa, tne unesapeaice &
Ohio, the Atlantic Coast Line, the
Seaboard Air Line and the Rich
mond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Railrdid Companies, for the joint
ownership of the railroad from
Washington to Richmond, Va. This
road is now owned by the Pennsj 1-
vania Company from Washington
to Quantico, and by the Richmond,
Fredericksburg & Potomac from
Quantico to Richmond. It is said
that the Pennsylvania Company was
agreed to sell Us line from Wa iug-
ton to Quantico and all the co ..pau-
ies are to have an equal share in the
road from Washington to Ricnmond.
A new company is to be formed and
a value is to be placed upon both
the Pennsylvania Railroad and the
Richmond, Frcderickburg & Potom
ac road. Each company is to have
a sixth interest.
Rsllroad Employes Forbidden
Dubuque, la., Dispatch.
The superintendent of the Du
buque division of the Chicago divis
ion of the Chicago Oreat Western
Railroad, has issued a sweeping or
der to its employes, which has caus
ed a sensation. In effect it prohib
its them from using intoxicating
liquor in any form or at any time
It applies to trainmen, station
agents, foremen and others who hold
responsible positions. It prohibits
them from entering saloons or us-
Incr linnnr nn nr nflT flntv. Thf
I 1. y .m, wlnlltUn -C Kla
rule is immediate discharge of the
offender. The order also commands
all employes to pay their honest
debts. Any failure to do so will
cause their immediate discharge, un
less a reasonable excuse can be given.
Teller on the
Chicago, March 16. "I think the
national administration should have
kept faith with Cuba and granted
the people of that island 4 heir inde
pendence," said Senator Henry M.
Teller, of Colorado, who passed
through Chicago Thursday en route
to Colorado. "As I said," contin
ued the Senator, "the Cubans should
have received Just what was prom
ised, them t heir independence.
then, after that had been done, this
government could have taken up
the concessions demanded of those
people through diplomatic relations.
As a member of the Cuban relations
committee of the Senate I did not
vote in favor of the demands on the
nor did I vote for them in the Sen-
ate. The people of the island did
not have an opportunity to demon
strate what they can, or cannot da
I do not look for any trouble
down there, however, as they seem
to be reconciled to their fate, for
the time being at least."
A special one week term of Rich
mond County Criminal Court was
ordered by Governor Aycoek to con
vene April 1. Judge George H.
Brown to preside.
The New Bern . Journal reports
shad in good supply, at 76 cents per
MENACING BRITISH TttnoPS
IN SOUTH AFItlCA.
SEVERAL DEATHS AT CAPE TOW.
K HlsJ seer's f'oUsi a uf Ilaldar Mla
North TkrvMth Case Coloar. Cossets
dsrtae; AU the Horses sad lK4clac
London, March 16. A Cape Town
dispatch says that owing to the In
creasing gravity of the outbreak ot
bubonic plague In Cape Colony the
authorities here purpose confining
the soldiers to camps and barracks.
The number of European casea b
Increasing, four having been official
ly reported Thursday. In addition
to thee there were eight col red ca
ses reporUd. Thus far th-m have
been thlrty-aeven deaths. The plague
has made its appearance at Malujes
bury, Cape Coiony.
Krittiuger's commando is work
ing northward in Cape Colony, and
nas eluded three British columus.
It passed Adelaide on both sides of
the town without attacking.
A Boer patrol captured four na
tive scouts aud shot three of them.
Kritziuger's men nave carrlM off
all the horses in the Albany district,
for which, astbey were registered,
i reat Britain will have to pay
$50,000. Tne raiders were civil to
the inhabitants of the district,
though they commandered norses
and iood. They did not indulge in
wanton destruction of property, and,
in many cases, offered cssn lor tne
food they obtained.
The Boer Invaders have cut the
wires and there is no communication
with the eastern districts of Cape
Colony and Natal. DeWet U repor
ted to have reached Senekal, north
east of Bloemfouteln in Orange Riv
T0WH FULL OF SMALLPOX.
BtddleTiUe, X. C. Found to be Plsg-uc
Charlotte, March lb. leu cases
of smallpox were discovered on
Thursday one mile lroin town, at
Biddleville, where Biddle Universi
ty (colored) is located. Dr. Will
iams, colored, reported this morning
to the chief of police that an erup
tive disease was prevalent among
the colored people, of Biddleville,
and two white physicians were im
mediately summoneu to make a
Ten lully developed caes were
found and sent to the pest house
Others who had been exposed to the
disease were arrested and placed in
another part ot the pest noute to
await developments. The authori
ties have decided to place two shifts
of guards, lour in each shift, in or
der to effect a strict quarantine. The
quarantine covers the students in
Biddle University, but not ihe pro
It is stated that the reason of the
delay in discovering the disease was
on account of the laise diagnosis of a
colored physician, who pronounced
the disease chickenpox. There is
also one case among the whites, sev
eral days old.
Youthful Elopers Spanked.
Pineville. Ky.. Special to Philadel
Thomas Turner, aged 12, and Ma
ry Wilson, agea iu, cniiuren oi
prominent farmers, attempted to
get' married yesterday. They mount
ed a horse and rode ten miles to the
nome of Rev. Spjakle, and asked to
The preacher detained them until
their fathers arrived. The children
were taken to their homes and
soundly spanked by their parents.
Annapolis, March 16. By a vote
of 14 Democrats, which is a majori
ty in the Maryland State Senate,
the bill to disfranchise illiterates
was passed in that body. By this
action of the Senate Senator Gorman
has won a victory, as the House of
Delegates has heretofore acted favor
ably on the measure.
An Awful Outrage in Tennessee.
Nashville, Tenn- March 16. Bai
lie Crutchfield, a colored woman liv
ing near Rome, Smith county, was
killed during the night by a mob
who took her from her cabin, car
tied her to a bridge where she was
bound, shot to death and thrown In
to the creek. The woman was sus
pected of having found and faded to
return a lost purse containing $120.
Since last Mav the tallest ekvscra-
ner In New York has been in course
of erection at Broad street and Ex-
change place. Ten thousand tons of I
steel have gone Into the framework,
which rests upon 100 lines of col
umns, each based on a separate steel
caisson sunk to bed-rock.
Fire at Rockingham Wednesday
night destroyed several buildings.
W. w. White, a Statesviiie wer
A - S X 9
mer man wno nas Kepi a recoruf
finds that In 1900 there were 298
days on which no rain fell.
" General DeWet says he will have
orrccrr Tin cisTt3TtoiTnci.iTnini nr
mt a Xalarl We Tlpm -4
Tfcat ere4 Kvery
le Tmmm l.uuu r Hi mi
Clovrrjsjrt. Ky March li. la
lb biting air of yrtrtday the rill
teas of this plai loukrO , altuust
powrrk-ss to act, while flr deUruy-
1 1400,000 worth uf prote-rty and
left 1,000 pTsutu, half the jpult-
tloc, boUielt-fev. L very bulne
hou was burix! and tne duinw
of hurKirrtl of ucuru and rhlldrvn
was relifv! iuly whro tnitt ld-
ed With euppllr arrived frutu lxu-
isvllle and lleudrrmio. lly the burst
ing of a natural gas pip la tbe
kitchen of a private bouse, shortly
after midnight, the building was
m4 on fire. A hlarti wind was blow
ing aud the burning t-mts rs wrre
carrhsJ to the ltuai ne tulsuvo
warebou" ow ned by the Auwili-an
Tobacco i AKUpauy. Tncse buildings
were suou wnatned in fisiuw and
efforts to save them were abaudotHsJ
in order to fight the Are, which w as
spreading in all direct I jo.
The tobacco cominy's plant, cou-
aiallug of two stout uier mm end I.OOO,
000 pounds of tobacco, every Ut-4
net house, together w ith alt provis
ions and clothing, and over half the
residences- were destroyed.
THE PREACHER HORSE THIEF.
stolsa Aalasals Recovered aad IdeatlSad
by Their Osri
Keyser, W. Va., March It; lH--
uty fcherlff J. A. Kimble, of Oraot
county, w ho arrested the Rev." J.
A. Urahauj, the self-eon fe--ed hoise
thief, now in jail here and with whon
the pretended preacher became very
confidential, telling him of a num
ber of stolen hoist ani Ulr where
abouts, has just returned f om Brax
ton and Lewis counties, where two
of the horses were stolen about two
years ago and brought to the logging
woods in the vicinity of Davis.
Mr. Kimble secured a description
of the horses from Graham and went
at once to Davis, where he succeed
ed in locating them and had held
while he went to Braxton and Ixw-
is counties to find the owners. lie
returned with them, and the horses
The Braxton county parly from
whom tbe horse was stolen told
Kimble that (Jraham held a two
weeks' protracted revival meeting
in the church then, and made a
great many converts, about the time
the horses disappeared, but no one
even susikjcuhI the devout 4rever-
end" of being the thief.
It Wax Ills ITnderalirrt.
Kansas City Independent.
A young lady attending church
one Sunday evening not long ago
sat directly behind a tall, handsome
ly dressed stranger with a pi- of
raveling hanging to his collar. Be
ing one of those generous hearted.
whole-souled girls who grow up to
be motherly old ladies a friend to
every body in town she thought
how glad she would bo if some kind
hearted girl would do so much for her
father were he to go to church w ith
a raveling hanging aown nn iack,
so when the audience arose for pray
er she concluded to pick it off.
Carefully raising her hand she gave
a little twitch, but there was more
of it than she supposed and a foot or
two more appeared. Setting her
teeth she gave a pull and about a
yard of that horrible thread hunx
down his back. This was. getting
embarrassing, but. determined, she
gave it another yank, and discover
ed that she was unraveling his un
dershirt. Iter emrraHHment was
so painful that chloroform could nut
have alleviated her suffering, nor a
pint of powder hidden her blu-hes
when the gentleman turned with an
inquiring look to see what was tick
ling his neck.
New Prophet Creates Hensatlon.
London. March 16. Advices re
ceived here from Mengo, Uganda,
say there is considerate excitement
in that part odng to the action of
the Mohammed, or prophet, who
has proclaimed himself there as tbe
leader of a new dxrtrlne. The new
prophet's name is Muludzl Ugnda.
He is middle-aged, wears a long
beard and Is of impressive presence.
He was the principal Islam teacher
of the former Uganda Mohammedian
King, who was a well-known Islam
ite. The new prophet recently spent
10 days In solitude in a forest and
declares he was visited by an angel
who charged him with a mission.
The prophet's new doctrine Is main
ly on Mohammedian lines, but bis
fo' lowers are allowed three new vi
ces In place of those previously per
Claims to Be Christ.
A negro woman, who claims to
be the second Christ and halls from
no one knows where,' Is creating con
I siderable excitement near Stagville
. 1 1 A l A . t .
one tun oeen in mat coiuiuuuiijr tor
about two weeks and has gathered
about her a large following or neg
roes, who have quit their work and
stand ready to obey her. bildlng at
anv and all times. Tbe woman Is
a stranger In that section and will
not tell her name or where she came
A. Beautiful Calendar.
The Seaboard Air Line Railway
has issued a superbly attractive Cal
endar for 1901. The Calendar can
be obtained by addressing, R. E. L.
Bunch, General Passenger Agent,
Seaboard Air Line Railway, Ports-
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rsrttoee Trtel far IVUUImI r mn
The IfWe Me.
The lrairbroat trial of Judss
Douglas su 1 Kurrhcs tvn ua
fhursday, the 14th lust. The pro-
cweJlngs were limited fur tit day U
the opening eisrrh by lUrCnuU-
Ire Allen of Wayne fur the mana
gers uu the lrt of the l!ue of lle-
presenUtUe. Jultfv Alien dis-
cl aimed the Idem, wblrh le platoly
evident; that the priMrutluo is par
tisan, and It purBs )aUtloal. Ills
peech was very lengthy, filling
nine ordinary newtpsprr columns.
Friday tb trial again oprtusl.
with 48 Senators answering tu ruil
Senitor Arrlngton ofiVrM an
amendment to the ltulex. No. 1 8,
governing the trial, so as to penult
adjournment at any time, without
the formality of a n.ll-call. w hich
The President announce! that the
court was ready to pro-el with the
Mr. Guthrie: The first plei f
evidence the prtswvutlon will offer is
a certified copy of the official oath
of Robert M. Douglas, as Associate
Justice and aworn tob-fre the clerk
of the court ofGuIlforJ county. In
January, 1 8'J7. (The formal th
as sigued by Justice Douglsa, and
certificate of clerk w ere then read
by Mr. Guthrie.)
The next piece of evidence ws
will offer Is a copy of the oath of
David M. Fu rebus, as Asms: late
Justice and sworn to before A. C.
Avery, Asmsiate JuMl uf the Su
preme Court, January 1, lHi
(which was then read).
The next piece of evidence we
offer is the oath of David Moffltt
Furchew as Chief Justice of the Su
preme Court, and sworn to January
7, 1901, Itefore Associate Justice
Montgomery of the Supreme Court.
(I lead as others, with N-r-try of
The next piece of evidence we of
fer is the certified tran-s-rlpt of re
cord from tho Clerk of the Superior
Court of Perquimans county In the
case of White.
Counsel for prosecution tlen of
fered a oeitlfied crpy of the letter of
attorney J. C. L. liarris making de
mand upon Auditor Ayer for the
warrant ujou the Stat Treasurer.
Council for defene object!
(through Mr. Osborne) and the doc
ument was examined by them.
Insisting upon this objection, tbe
prosecution withdrew the certified
copy ana tatu that tney wouia
later offer the original demand, Mr.
Guthrie htating that they proposed
to show that the demand for the
warrant was made on October 10,
1900, and that none had l-n pre
The next pUce of evidence ws
offer," continued Mr. Guthrie, "is a
certified copy of the mandamus writ
issued to Ayer, auditor, and dated
October 17, 1900 (which was read).
Next, the mandamus writ iwued to
Worth, SUte treasurer, on the asms
The above documents were filed
with the clerk of the court of im
peachment, and it was announced
by counsel for the prosecution that
they would next introduce a wit
ness, Mr. J. C. L. Harris.
Mr. Harris was called, but not
being in court it was oeveral min
utes before he appeared.
In the meantime. Senator Lon
don suggested that tbe hours fixed
for the court (10 to 1 and 3 to 6) be
changed for this day and that court
sit till 2 o'clock, and eent up an or
der to that effect.
Senator Foushee opposed this. We
have fixed the hours for the sitting
of th's court, and they hoc Id be
rigidly adhered to without change,
unless there Is eome very unusual
and Important reason for IL His
observation and experience had been
that this course was always j cod ac
tive of the best results.
Senator London thereupon with
diew his order, snd as it was nearly
1 o'clock the court adjourned to
meet at the regular hour, S p. m.
Mr. J. C. L. Harris, who was tbe
attorney for Theophilos White in
his case against Ihe Auditor and
Treasurer was the first witness. He
was examined by Hon. Cyrus B.
Watson for the prosecution. Mr.
Harris was on tbe stand for an hour
and a half.
Mr. Waton "Will you please
Inform tbe court as to what counsel
appeared in the case of White against
the Auditor and Treasarer7"
Mr. Harris "No one but my
self." "Who appeared for the defen
dants?" "Mr. F. H. Bosbee and Mr. C. As
In what county was the suit in
stituted?" . '
"In Perquimans county."
' "Where were .the facts agreed
"In this dty."
mile are l,000 per mile) to $ 5 per
! mouth, Va.
to appoint xwo aaamonaima m
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by Insurance. . ,
pair -bucks at 20 each. - ,
independence or die In the saddle.
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