Ttt CLOSING SCTVE
WILCOX IS GUILTY.
Mil. ;mcr: Cilucn
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A Sbarp Fljlil f 3 North Carolina
Town. ftf'lh -1-'0' Cuns
profbsionaJ driven away.
Vr ut Tori OpY1 Hy '-aploslves, But
Only A Srfi11 Amount ol noney
Cbarlott, Nc- Observer, 2Cth.
At 2 ofclc Monday morning an In
c rfc iinj efrr1 1 ' 'ade to rob the
Tank of. Adrvance at MocksvlKe. Ex
pert cri-ksfnn '"l''' PfI the vault
and stole pf)m ,oose nittal currency,
but were interrupted before they bad
tltr.c to i)jJ" 1 u ,ock safe '"side
thi vault. I .
At ahour 2 cIof k Mr- T- J- Nyerlv,
the cashhf r ' tnp bank, who rooms
l a build'11 thjae to the bank, hoard
two 'expJOH,on8 which he thought
fiuivj'fl.ik the baik. Jk aroused the
vice sjrejflt'nt of the bank, Mr. James
MoC'tilrpf ,r" ant' ''ung themselves
with h(f't'linM an1 pistols the two
m. . a . 4. t - m 1.
in BiHiirii ui un'-e ior me
.Vheii they camo close to the
they saw that the door was
As IJyerly started to enter a
ide flred on him with a Win
rlfle. Hyerly and McGuire
etnrned the Pre and a fusillade
The ashler and vlce-presl-
dent flrf(l ten Ehot and the would-be
nbbois an&wered them almost Bhot
for sly0' one waB 8truok.
VlJen tne firlns was over It was
fount? tnat the cracksmen had fled.
A .,nlirrIe1 examination of the bank
&howe llat no damage was done be
yondrt ruining the vault, which has a
'tna.lfiive gteel door one and a half inch-
aaw. . . . -
mew. Tnis had been torn off by
iufgiycerin. ?.lr. Byerly stated
fr tne 'puone this morning that
re was every indication that hcv-
1 professional robbers were en
teed in the at!:r.iN:d robberv.
he whole town of Mocksvllle was
I ,r 4 , . . - t 1. J
ere made to surround the nlaeo and
,-i-r.t . -,.1,1 r -
luuuviB iiuiu escaping. is
no uof-erver goes to press tne cash-
ylr ana me oiner omcers or tno pank
fre trying to get a special train to
ring bloodhounds into Mocksvllle in
order that the dogs may get on the
trail of the cracksmen before it gets
Sunday Memorial Service.
Wnshlngton, Special. The House
of Representatives inaugurated the
experiment of holding memorial ser
vices for deceased members upon the
Sabbath. It will be followed hereaf
ter during this session and probably
will btcome the general practice in
the House in the future. Heretofore,
except on very rare occasions, the
House has broken In upon its legis
lative work on Friday or Saturday to
I'sten to eulogies on deceased mem
bora, but the time has seldom been
propitious and latterly the" practice
has been meeting with growing disfa
vor. On account of the pressure of
publ'c business at this session it was
decided to hold the memorial session
on Sunday, and during the course of
these eulogies today several members
took occasion to voice their commen
dation of the innovation and to ex
press their opinion that it would be
fol.owed in the future. At the session
last Sunday, tribute was paid to the
life and public services of the late
Representatives Russell, of Connecti
cut, and Sheppard and DeGraffenreld,
of Texas, each of whom died during
the congressional recess. The attend
ance In the galleries was quite large
and there was a numerous assemblage
of the friends of the deceased mem
bers on the floor. The following mem
bers paid tribute to the memory of
Mr. Hussell: Messrs. Brandegee. of
Connecticut; Capron, of Rhode Island;
Sperry, of Connecticut; Hill, of Con
necticut; Payne, of New York; Mc
Clellan of New York; Dalzell, of Penn
sylvanla; Grosvcnor, of Ohio, and Mc
Call, of Massachusetts. Those who
eulogized Mr. Sheppard were: Messrs.
Henry, of Texas; Brantley, of Geor
gia: Ball, of Texas; Randell, of Texas;
Burleson, of Texas, and Feeley, of Illi
nois. Those who eulogized Mr. De
Graffenreid were: Messrs. Russell, of
Texas; Stephens, of Texas, and KU
berg, of Texas.
Port Arthur, Tex., Special. The
steamer City of Everett has arrived
here, having on board Captain B. F.
Clinton and six men whom the Ever
ett picked up from the water-logged
schooner Otis, on January 21. The
Otia bad encountered a heavy gale
and rapidly filled despite the work of
the pumps. The Otis was from Scran
ton. Miss., carrying a cargo of lumber
and timber to Havana.
The Plague Situation.
Mexico City, Special. The charity
commission at Mazatlan has received
up to date $130,000 for use in com
bating the plague. Money is still
pouring In from all parts of the coun
try. The official bulletin from Mazat
lan reports four deaths and four new
cases for Wednesday last, and for
Thursday five deaths and two new
cases. The total number of cases In
the hospital was 44. At the pavilions
are housed 520 persons, none of whom
are sick. Dr. j. tl. Grimes, tne DUDon
Ic plague expert, v.ho offered his ser
vices to the government, has been no
tified to hold himself in readiness to
Earthquake in flexicoi
Mexico City, Special. News has
been received here by the Minister of
the Interior of earthquake and vol
canic disturbances near Urique, State
of Chihuahua. Nenatana Mountain
Ufts been, riven in twain and the at
mosphere is filled with, fine volcanic
Oust. An earthquake at midnight on
the E.lid was terrifying to the inbabi
tants and the psopi were filled with
What Our State Legislative Body is
The following bill were Introduced
.Daniel, of Vance: To pay Miss El
Jen Daniels and Miss Fassett 'or buiid
Inns removed on leased farm landj in
Anderson: To Incorporate the Him
dasai Railway Company and to ailow
citizens of Clary q mbscribe for capi
tal utock in bonds.
Stephenson: To p:ohlbit sate and
manufacture of liquor in certain limits
Self: To give electric light and pow
er companies rights of conderonuti-a
now conferred on lailway and tele
Freeman: To prevent sal of lienor
near Middle Fork im;ch.
Daniel, of Vance: To prevent hunt
ng without consent of land owner.
Sugg: To 'incorporate tour, at rin
King: To amend cocstltutio'i in ie-
gard to public school fund.
Thompson. To tlx time of holding
Moody: To amend law of 1 , nm.
polling butchers to keep registration.
Fzzell: To exempt Jacob William.
of Wayne, from tax to peti.U?.
Harrington: To establish school dis
tricts in line between Moore and Hai
nett. Doughton: To amend the miultr
Quick i: For relief of sheritt'a and
Fuller: To require examinations if
persons teaching music in in,;:itution
to be examined bv the Stata hnnrrl mi.
pointed lor that nurnose. ' I
orabam: Relating to cancellation og
mortgaged and deeds in trust. f
Bills passed final reading we follows
To anund charter of Southern State
'iO incorporate Spriug Hone Bankim
Jo authorize commissions s of Hv
to Tevy special tax.
To extend the tlms for
cinl tax in Brunswick.
o ai-thorlze commissioners of llyj
to K-vy special tax.
io authorize county of Graham Jo
FT .It - "m t .
j j auow vvaynesvine to issue b(
To appoint justices of the dm
The bill to prohibit the sal i
ri'flic in cannon crackers raoro an
three inches long, toy pistol?, aiind
srring uns, eomn,' up for consif ' i
ti'ju. Mr. Blount Jjt'3ijgly oiosejithe
In:- o0 ction of sprta? and air gr. H.
c.l.l i.ot believe in all the nrohilllon
nvt. He had been a boy lauis.,lfand
to sny that boys should not havf the
pnvilege of using pop guns, airland
l'uwi f.nd arrows, spring giinsi.lwad
r.xtrtrr.ily selfish in those wlusfboy
hoo'i hac passed. Col. Davidsii iv-
lated several insta'tcjs of siousdam
agc ;n Asheville caused by shefrom
a'ir p.r.na in the hand of carl boys,
saying no more mischievous orueadly
weapon was in existence thai these
noiseless air rifles. He explaif d thut
bows and arrows, bean shootl s,, etc.,
would not come under' the def riplion
of fire arms. Mr. Graham max a plea
for the boys so far as the air and
f r and
spring gun features were co
and Mr. Offerman followed sui
earnest objection to the sprfcg and
air gun features of the bill. j
Mr. Bowman heartily advocated the
bill, saying it would save JW.i State
$200,000 a year and many Ifvjs. An
other excellent feature he thought was
by prohibiting the use of tof pistols.
etc., the boys would be d?ouraged
from imbibing the instincts U desper
adoes and the morai effect of toy pis
tols was ii every way bad. Mr. Mc
Lean, of Scotland, said whe.i he first
introduced the bill applying to car.non
crackers and toy pistols, a wave of
laughter went round. He was glad to
see now that everybody was standing
by it. He did not like having his bill
embarras?d by the air gun amend
ment. Mr. Drewry supported thj can
non crackcr-toy pistol sections, savins?
its adoption would save many Hvt3 and
a great deil of prpperty which wr.s de
stroyed by firu. Mr. Bullard opposed
the bill, saying that if boys were not
allowed cannon crackers they would commission' to select a common hymn
bore holes !n trees, and chuck them al for tne Methodist Episcopal church
full of powder or dynamite and got
their nol3e in that way. Mr. Hall saic1
the whole business was wrong. He
was for the boys. The bill with ameAd-
ments wis re-reforrcd to the commit
tee on judiciary.
The following Id lift were passe.!-.
To extend limits or stoct law m
To prevent public drunken .esf. in
To incorporate the Savings Loan and
To allow sur:.lu3 jail fund tax of
Sampson to be applied to gencial
To validate election of jus .ico of the
peace of Alleghany,
To change the naue of the Eastern
Insurance Company of America
To substitu:e ele-rtric light? for g: a
in the hall of tb3 House,
To amend TUa Cede relctiog to re
building and repairing wate,- mills.
To appoint a sewsrage. motor and
electric lighi commission fov Newbern.
To draw exemption from jury duty
nrivileee from members of Newbern
Rough and Reaiy Fire Conn any. tx
cept they actend a certain numler and
percentage of fires,
To amend charter of city of Ashe
Requesting Senators and Represen
tatives in Congress to obtain apro
priation for Waning out Shallotte x"'v
er in BruaswicV- county.
RelatlDg to ray of witnesses in
Montgamery find Gasron.
For reli.? cf Mis; Donan OsLorr.e.
To amend cnartor of town of IJ'.eu-
London: Citiaens ot Yadkin for the
London bill. Ba.sley: Citizens or Un
ion for thy Lottlon bill. MarsLa'.i.
ap.ainst th mak-ng and sale of li-iuor
near New-Bethel Baptist h';r h !a
Surry couoty. Hieks of Duplin; Citi.
fcens cf Daplm for Iondon bill.
shall: Citizens for uraded
Westfleld London: Citizeug of Chat
ham fo. th? Lonjon bill. Reinbaivjt;
Citizens of Lincoln for the London
MarshiU:!1 :lwh graded
f'SooL af l n Surry county
I'n: To 3 1 lanlHrda against un
1-wful n,tiat;"nt ' teuar.i Ulow:
ot holding court m the
ti ird J j4jf .'I,s-n- Aan.n To a a
tl orize u' Vti ud issue
I-u'ei4 t'"M"-'-r Turner an
Kcu.ncei i1'- "At . bers of the
jclnt C&J' l,',SJ ,n rui L.::r Sen-
Ija I gfht.i- ! Sen
ator !tfjJia indefinitely on account
of hisj her s illness. Leave of ab
senceivT a,8 granted to Secatorb
vVoojaii Mitchell. Bellamy endDur-
bam tat Tue3(w-
.'AL.I2.VDAR TAKEN 1P.
bill: T regulate fishlnz U
Vumtod river. Mr. Mann of
fered. ' amf nthiiTiit piohibitsn; cei-
ine lui uien passed,
biil to make drunkenness a
uior and Imposing a fine of
ie tirst offense of being drunk
was taken up. It was report-
'ut prejudice by the oroposr
j grievance committee and oa
of Mr. Henderson was ref.-r-
i . i ...
rPA the judiciary committee.
jj,,se bill: To amend the charter of
Ashi5!le- Senate substitute va3
adopl and sent to the House for con
cuificp. feuse bill: To appoint Frank T
cr for Greene coua-
extend the time to
mute and settle th?
te debt to 1905, passed third read-
Senate bill: To amend charter 315
ws of 1301, regarding protecting ;lsh
!'i Henderson, passed third reading.
h inroln county
uctiv uiu: io uruiect game uirus m
Senate bill: To prohibit hunting
without permission of land owner in
Senate bill: To amend charter 142,
laws of 1889. Mr. Brown explained
that this only allowed lumber men lo
have a private mark for lurrher or
boards which they float down the
stream as they now have with log.?.
The bill passed second reading and
went over on objection until Monday.
House bill: To prohibit th" manu
facture, sale and shipment of liquor
in Scotland county, amended by the
committee so as to go into effect In
April was taken up. Mr. Burton said
he had no objection to the bill but he
thought the clause "all laws and parts
of laws in conflict with this act" might
repeal the State revenue act.
At 11:50 the Senate went over to the
House to ballot for Senator and at
12:25 resumed, consideration of the
Scotland county bill. Mr. Henderson
said these clauses repealing "all laws
to conflict with this act" meant noth
ing because, of course, an act repeals
what. is in conflict with it. He moved
to strike but that section. Mr. London
hoped that this section would not be
stricken from the bill. Mr. Henderson
said these clauses made unnecessary
expense in printing and accompiifheel
nothing. Mr. London then gave a
thrust at the Rowan Senator, by ob
serving that this expense was much
less than a bill to appoint one justice
cf the peace in Rowan county. Since
this was a House bill Mr Henderson
withdrew his amendment and the bill
COSTINCED ON THIKD PAGE.
Had a Close Call.
Washington, Special. The Navy De
partment Wednesday afternoon receiv
ed the following dispatch from Obser
ver Day, of the Weather Bureau. The
United States naval tug Leyden, from
Porto Rico to Newport, Wells com
manding, with 33 men, went ashore on
a rock off Block Island at 12:30 p. m.
today. High water 30 feet, dense fog.
Nine men came ashore in boats, stove
to pieces, the men landing safely; oth
ers, 24 officers and men. being taken off
with breeches buoys. Probably all
will be saved. The tug is absolutely a
Hyin-al Committee Adjcuns.
NTnchviiip Term.. SDecial. The joint
and the Methodist Episcopal church,
South, which has been in session
since Saturday, adjourned here Tues
day to meet in Boston in July next.
The commission nas selected ue
tween 400 and 500 of the 800 hymns to
be agreed upon, and the remainder
will be chosen, at the Boston meeting.
Meanwhile a sub-committee to select
music for the hymns will be ap
pointed by Bishops Goodsell ana
Two flore Dead.
San Juan, P. R., By Cable. Alex
ander" NewWTassett, of Durham, N.
C, and James Garfield Patterson, of
Pittsburg, landsmen, of the battleship
Massachusetts, who were injured by
the explosion January 16 of the pow
der charge of an eignt-inch gun, died
in the Military Hospital here Friday
night. The remains of Dassett were
embalmed and shipped to the United
States. Patterson's body will be
buried here. They were the last sur
vivors of the gun's crew, numbrig
f H ghwaytnan Shot,
Myidlesboro, Ky., Special. Henry
Cuinmings, notorious among the high
waymen of the ' mountains, met death
from ambush Sunday. James' Adley
Turner, who was walking with, him,
was shot in the arm. The assaans
are unknown. It is a common rept.'t
that Cummings killed John Abram,
president of the United Mine Work
ers' Union two years ago, Greenwood
Ward soon afterward, and about a
year ago Branham Elam,-a Kentuck
ian, while other crimes are changed to
The man who alway3 wants the
most for his' mosey should never pr
pose to a woman who jars the scales
at less than 200 pounds. Chicago
fJY a commission
Ifouso bill; To
Tea Million Dollars is Necessary For
BefiooiQf the Work
THE TREATY IN EXECUTIVE SESSION
Injunction of Secrecy Not Yet Re
moved, But Some of the Terms
Washington, Special. The treaty
between the United States and the
government of Colombia, which was
signed Friday by Secretary Hay and
Dr. Herran, a3 the representative of
the two countries. Sa transmitted to
the committee on foreign relations.
The treaty was read In executive ses
sion, but the Injunction of secrecy was
not removed. By the terms of the
treaty the United States agrees to
make a cash payment of $10.uo0,ouJ
in gold to the Colombian government,
and after the expiration of nine years
to pay a rental of $250,000 per year
for the strip of land to be used for
the canal and for canal purposes, the
provision on this point being that the
first leases shall be for 19rt years, and
renewable thereafter in terms of 10.)
years at the pleasure of the United
The strip is to be six kilometers or
about six miles in width, and over
this territory the United States is
given police and sanitary Jurisdiction,
although it is explicitly specified that
Colombia does not surrender sover
eignty over it. The United States is
to have the privilege of free importa
tion of vessels and materials to be
used in the canal. It was given the
right to improve, use and protect har
bors at both the Atlantic and Pacific
ends of the canal. The grant is made
exclusive to the United States and no
taxes or rentals are to be charged in
addition to the gross sums of $10,000.
000 cash and a fee of $250,000 an
nually. The foreign relations com
mittee will meet tomorrow to consider
Friday's meeting of the cabinet was
one of the most important held in sev
eral weeks. All of the members of
the cabinet were present. Secretary
Hay leaving his home for the first
time in several days to attend tne
meeting. He presented a draft of the
canal treaty signed last evening. The
treaty is identical with that drawn by
this government several months ago,
and at that time submitted to the
Colombian government, with the sin
gle exception of the amount of an
nuity to be paid Colombia for the
right of way of the canal. This gov
ernment proposed an annuity of $100,
'.00. while Colombia demanded $G50,
600. The Colombian government's de
mand was based, it is stated, upon the
ascertained returns from the Panama
Company in port dues which the Co
lombian government did not desire to
have reduced. During the several
months of negotiations, Colombia
agreed to all points in the treaty
proposed by the United States with
the exception of the annuity. That
has been the point of difference for
many weeks and at one time it threat
ened to break off negotiations entire
ly. Secretary Hay communicated di
rectly with "the Colombian govern
ment, intimating that some agreement
must bo reached soon, as the United
States fiesired to enter upon the con
struction of the canal, if it were to
be coneU acted by the Panama route,
and for several days active efforts
have been making to secure an agree
ment, but not until yesterday were
they successful. The Colombian gov
ernment then, through Mh. Herran,
the charge de affaires here, agreed
to accept an annuity of $250,000.
All other points than this one of
money compensation remained as they
stood in the original draft of the
treaty and are completely satisfactory
to the United States government. The
United States will have control of the
canal as required by the Spooner act,
this having been attained by the adop
tion of a plan for a lease of 100 years,
renewable at the pleasure of the
United States, and Colombia having
nothing to say about the extension.
The matters of police and judicial
control are settled by a scheme of
joint action, although it especially is
assured that no citizen of the United
States will be tried by any other than
his own courts. Control of the wa
ters of the ports of Colon and Pana
ma is vested in the United States just
ts far as may be necessary for the
complete operation of the canal, and
it Is. assured that our extra territorial
jurisdiction will be unquestioned as
to the vaters and streams pertaining
to the canal. All port dues on ves
sels passing the canal are to go to the
United States by way of an offset for
the annuity payments. The President
and cabinet are confident that the
treaty will be ratified.
All For Teller.
Denver, Col., Special. At 10: SO
o'clock a ballot for United States Sen
ator was taken in the joint session of
the Democratic Senators and Repre
sentatives. It was necessary to send
for Senators Bailey and Hill, who are
sick, and they were brought to the
State house in carriages. Fifty votes
were cast, all for Henry M. Teller.
Representative Madden was absent ;
still, and there -was no choice. The j
Joint session then took a recess until ;
9 o'clock Saturday morning. " !
Bishop Watson Paralyzed.
Wilmington, N. C, Special. Rt i ha8 pought the plant of Goldville Man
Rev. A. A. Watson, bishop of the East ; uiacturing Co. of Goldville. S. C. The
Carolina diocese, suffered a slight ; sale was made at public outcry. There
stroke of paralysis at his home in this are 500 spindles in the mill for manu
city between 5 and 6 o'clock Friday yarns.
afternoon. Dhyslclans aulcklv cornice ! GainetTffle (Ga.) Cottxm Mills, re
arternoon, paysicians qutcaty comiEg recently as to increase capital
to attend him and tonight be la rest- m 50 coo 0 t$50fC0O, has takes i-.s
ics easily. The bishop's left side Is a8tion by rote cf the stockholders on
slightly affected, but he remains con-1 January 10. The new capital will be is
seious and his condition is not re- sued in the form of preferred "toe
garded critical at present No enlargements art to be undertaken
at present.. , ..
Indutril fl f crliany.
CItizecs of Bradford cosaty. Florid,
tre agitating for tb ertctioa of a mill
far tie manufacture cf ;1 totton
from th ltlaud CLr. TbU move
ment hi.6 led to th sulfation tint
Valletta. Ga., alttady tb latrt i.i
bnd len? fctaple cotton icsrkft In the
world, cisbt enttr upon a l;k? under
taking. ConiTttntinR upon th;. the
New York Commercial say:
"The-Starke rtgion Is a rlrh one ag
riculturally, but Its reit:r.j te lar
gely undeveloped. There ha btcn (ix
paratlvely liui imrnlfcralk n frovj the
North and West into thai strtion. but
the people are entering, practlrally
and ambitious. An! it ou!d not,
therefore, be tuh a very ttranre
thJn if the lotioii-fcroftctf. .f St.irke
shuuld be th first in the l.-l.iul
belt la manufacture thHr prod-art la
factories contiguous to th plantations.
They uiay yet demonstrate to th
eplnntrrs t;f New England and the
United Kingdom that ths Cracker eu
do all that the Yankee and the Scot
can and perhaps do it a little bit let
ter." Arrangements have lea completed
for the establishment of the cotton fac
tory proposed at Orange. Texas. The
Oransre Cotton Mills Co. has bten or
ganized, with capital stock of 5100,
000, to build the plant. Its equipment
will be 10,000 spindles and 210 looms,
with space remaining for installation
of 5,000 spindles and 120 loc xs addi
tional. II. C. Cooke of Houston. Texas,
is engineer in charge of construction,
and will at once begin work. Contracts
for the machinery have been placed.
Adolph Suck of Boston. Mass., i the
architect. O. R. Scholars has been
elected president; R. E. McFarland,
first vice-presideci; E. E. Mi-Farland.
treasurer, and A. M. Hatcher (of Hous
ton), secretary. (This is also the plant
recently announced as to be located
through the efforts of Messrs. A. M.
Hatcher & Co. of Houston.)
Work is progressing steadily on the
extensive water-power Improvements
of the Dan River Power & Manufactur
ing Co. at Danville, Ya. Construi tion
of the $300,000 dam and power-house is
being pushed forward steadily, and ex
cavation for the mill buildings begun
during the past week. This company
expects to begin In the early spring
the erection of the first mill, which
will bo followed by the second plant.
There have been no material changes
in the original plans as announced in
the Manufacturers' Record of Septem
ber 25, 1002. That is, there will be two
mills of 40,000 spindles and 1.2C0 looms
each, costing about $1,700,000. J. W.
Bishon Company. Providence and Hos-
ton, is the obstruction contractor. J
Messrs. Lockwood. Greene & Co. cf
Boston are architects-engineers in
A meeting of the directors of the
Highland I'ark Manufacturing Co.. of
Charlotte, N. C. was held during the
week. A dispatch states that it was
decided by the. board to erect an addi
tonal mill to have 1,000 looms and cost
$4o0,000. This will b3 the company's
third mill, as it operates 13,500 spin
dles and 1,260 looms in a plant at Char
lotte and 7,500 ring spindles and 786
looms in a plant at Rock Hill, S. C
Ginghams is the product of both mill3.
It. has not been decided whether the
new mill will be located at Charlotte
or Rock Hill. Further details will prob
ably be announced next wek.
Cluck Mills, reported last week aa
incorporated at Anderson, S. C has
effected temporary organization.
Messrs. R. S. Hiil (promoler of the en
terprise), Joseph N. Brown. N. B. Sul
livan, R. E. Ligon and J. R. Vandivcr
were elected directors. Four more di
rectors will be chosen later on. Over
?2G5,000 ha3 been subscribed at Anler
son to the authorized capital of ."G0,
000. The company contemplates using
tteam-power and manufacturing fine
goods. Possibly a steam plant large
enough to operate 23.000 spindles and
750 looms will be needed.
In his report for January 9 Col.
Henry G. Hester, secretary of the New
Orleans Cotton Exchange, shows that
the amount of ccttcn brought Into
sight during 131 days of the present
Beason was 7,lfi0,002 bales, an increase
over the same period last year of 23.-
674 bales; the exports were
1 TTtt l'7
bales, a decrease of 77.045; takings by
Northern spinners, 1,131,698 bales, a
decrease of 31,584; by Southern spin
ners 886,515, an increase of 94.190.
Madison Spinning Co. of Huntsville,
Ala., has changed its title to Madison
Manuafcturing Co. and increased capi
tal stock from $100,000 to $300,000. It
is rumored that this action will be fol
lowed by the erection of an additional
mill and a cloth printing" plant. Com
pany's present plant has 5,000 mule
spindles, manufacturing hosiery yarns
Annlston (Ala.) Cordage Co. has de
clared an annual dividend of 8 per
cent, and increased its capital. This
company operates 1,500 ring spindles
and fifty braiding machines, prodrcing
clotheslines, backhands, etc., and on
January 2 put on a uteht force of op
erators In order to keep up with de
mands. J. Turner cf Geneva. Ga.. contem
plates building a mill for the manu
factuie of cotton yarns. He Is now s
curins in'orit-atlon from the rcakers of
mill machinery, and rcQ-;e?ts corres
pondence from them.
Cotton Mills, Catcshrd rdl dlum
D. K. Norris, president of Norrls
Cotton Mills, Cateechee, S. C, and as
sociates will organize company to
build $200,000 cotton mill at Pendleton.
Wm r. Miller of Charleston. S. C.
FIsaI Act la tb CIsafcU Trgy
CdJtor CUatAjrs Dwiii
Columbia. S. C. 5;cil Abot 2
000 popl attended th fanersl of Mr.
N. O. Connies, at Trinity E$UorrJ
church at 4 o'clock Teesdsr afimooa.
Fck!sg the gillertes. fcU'.et. vrstlbuU
sod every part of th building. About
300 unable to find standltg room wltb
lu. remained outside, braving a cod.
misty rsln which froze as It ft 11. With
tbs tlngU exception of the funeral of
General Wade llamption by the way.
a deoted friend of Mr. Gonzales had
la the time church Uit April, the as
Mtnblage vas the largest and noil
representative uta In South Carolina
In the last Quarter of a crntury. The
exceedingly teT weather considered.
It was remarkable. Governor Mo
Sweeney. ex-Governor, and President
pro tern. Sheppard of the 8tat Sen
ate, now presiding In the absence of
the Lieutenant Governor, most of the
members ot the Grneral Assembly and
State officers, sud scores of leading
mt-a of every part cf the State were
present. Newspaper men from Charles
ton. Greenville. Sumter. Newberry,
nnd other of the larger towns at ten led.
All business places In Colvimb.a were
ringed during, the funeral hours.
Bishop Ellison Capers, of the dio
cese of South Carolina, assisted by
Rtv. Churchill fcattrrl. rector of
Trinity, and R-v. Dr. Samuel M. Sailth.
pastor of the Flrft Pnsbyterlan church
of Columbia, oSTU-iated.
The line of vehicles In the funeral
prorehsioa stretched for six block. It
was headed by a carriage containing
four of the a.tlve pan-bearers. ci
ur It. and afterwards came the re-
maining pall-bfarera. family and j
friends In carrUxes. The honorary j
pall-bt-arers were: hx-AnwxJate Jus-
tico A. C. Haakell. Dr. J. W. Uabcock.
superintendent of the 8tate Hospital
for Insane; Frof. It. Mean Davis, ol
the South Carolina College- State Sen
ator and ex-Secretary of State J. Q.
Marshall. Dr. U. W. Taylor. John P.
Thomas, Jr.. W. II. Lyles. Charles
i:ills. Julius II. Walker and John A.
Crawford, all residents of Columbia.
Floral tributes were sent from Indi
viduals, cities, newspapers and organi
zations all over the State, and from
other States. No graater number or
more elaborate has ever been known It
the State. Th funeral service was
moat Impressively haid and the great
concourse was deeply and manifestly
affected. The lew.-n from the 15th
chapter of II Cor'nthlans was read by
Dr. Smith, and the prayers were said
by Mr. S3ttorlec.
Entering the church and preceeding
the cortage the bishop pronounced
part of tne committal. later concluding
It at the fcrave. This variation from
the unusual order was "made' c0 ac
count of revere weather. The hymns'
Bung during the service by the choir
and congregation were: "Lad, Kindly
Light." "Nearer, My God. to Thee."
and "Abide With Me." At the conclu
sion of the latter the casket was again
placed In the hearse and taken to
Elmwood Cemetery, one mile and a
half distant, a large pait of the assem
blage attending. There the services
were concluded and the Interment
made, the bishop pronouncing the ben
ediction. "Asleep in Jesus." "Jesus.
Lover of My Soul" and "r.face. Perfect
reace" were sung at the grave by th
choir and a quartette from the Mu
fugia, a lecal musical society, rendered
God Be With You Till We Meet
Again" and 3nally "Good-Night" The
site of the grave is the summit of a
lofty hill at the base of which sweeps
a half circle and In full view Is th
To Operate Vessels.
Mobile. Ala.. Speclat The Com
mercial Steamship Company bas been
organized here with a c apitalization of
f200,ft00. The company is organized
for owning steamships for charter
purposes especially to fruit Importers
of Mobile. Most of the capital is sub
scribed by Mobile men. th remainder
being subscribed at Bergen, Norway,
from which place the movements of
the steamers will be directed. The
company has purchased the Nor
wegian steaiuc-r Prulaton. and all the
itcamerB will fy the Norwegian flag.
The officers of the company are:
Rolf Zebcrg, president; John B. C
fallu. vice president; Ingo Belden,
secretary and treasurer.
Valuable Paintings Burned.
New York. Special. There was a fire
in the residence of George J. Gould.
No. 857 Fifth avenue, early Tuesday In
which several valuable paintings were
destroyed. The loss was estimated at
first at $10,000 tut after an Inspection
had been made by Mr. Gould, his secre
tary said the loss was about $125,000.
Among the pointings burned was The
Cavalier," by Stuart.
Smoot Nomlnsted For Senator.
Salt Lake. Utah. Special. At a cau
cus of Republican members of the Leg
islature Reed Smoot. of Provo, an
apsotle In the Mormon Church, was
chosen as the Republican to succeed
Senator Joseph Lv Rawlins. whose
term of office will expire March 3,
next. This nomination is equivalent
to an election. Tonight's caucus was
attended by all but seven of the Repub
lican members of the Legislature- The
first and only ballot: Resulted Smoot
25; Congressman George Souther Van 3
5; George M. Cannon 2; Governor Heb-
r M. Wells 2. After the result was
announced the three candidates with
drew and the- nomination of Smoot
Little Rock, Art. Special. Govern
or Jefferson Davis was inaugurated for
his second term of two years Wednes
day afternoon In the presence of the
General Assembly and a large gather
tog of citizens. The oath of office was
administered by thief Justice Dunn,
after which the Governor delivered hia
message. Is his message the Governor
urged the passage. of a rigid anti-trust
So hestssecd By a Jiry tf ftfev
TDIIIY YEAIS h rtMILMUIY.
The Prtssaer RtctJtt Ills
Willi StoKAl Iaff1tr RTe
f pe!al to Charlotte tvtrver.
Hertford. ljwtat.--Mni4r lm tW
second dit" Is the t rf dirt of th
jury In the WlUoi-Crwrwj cj aad
TO ytars la the pa;trntlry at hard
labor" the cteer of tts comrt. Tfcr
Jury came la at 2 o'clock. Thjr were
cut ti hours. W. G. Il'id was th
spokesman of the jury. JJe Coaa-'.l
tnade S Jtrief but t-u-hlcg little apeec h
on sentencing th df&Jabt. Tac
Judge said tn part:
"I never take pleaauie tn seatrwcUc
any one convicted of riini. and da so
only from a profuad mm cf daty
resting upon rue as a trial Jalge la
t Indication of the lama of our State.
The jury hkre en fit to return a
verdict In this taee of murder la tL
eecund dtgree. Tb-y a4 t
the defendsot to k th l'.i of tua
Cropsey. thruush ruslire, but wthe-.t
premeditation and dUWttiv. Hf
fctat prow cf reasoning thef at
- ' ;:
r. I t-gsrd their ton. bowevtr. la
the light that ihey hate been
charitable to the df fen Hat sji ia'.tte
i h, ,D f t!ja(i ia the cae.
as they viewed It. aud reuled all
doubt upon the question of premedita
tion and deliberation ia favor cf tu
"In pronouncing Judgment uin tbe
defendant 1 have nnhicg to say as in
my oplnlan which I way entertain -to
his guilt or Innocence. 1 m
take the verdict of tLe Jury at rendr
ed and treat iLe defendant as a inlltv
man. If guilty, andnhe Jury Lave M
so. then I think he dererves tb fn'l
limit of the law. The Julgment of tb"
court, therefore. Is that tUe defendant
br tentenced t th- ifcate' prlron at
bard labor for the terra of 1 yeara."
The court Lcum was cot full at t!
time the verdict was -renierel TL
loafers from the atits and the mer
chants close by hsl ruhed in at the
ringing of the bell. The deimjanr
heard the verdict and th sentence
without a show of emotion. His attor
ney, rrprennted 1T Mr- w- J
gave notice of an gp-'. The pr on
er "waiTeTumf 11 o Jail ano !L.' lffl"i '
repaired to !t sidewalks to dlv:
the action of the Jury. All Is quiet hue.
Theie has leen no talk of violent
from any soun. Juire Council eae
tonight for Raleigh nnl the attorney
go to their several home. Wllcoi wl'l
be sent back to Elisabeth City, where
be will wslt the ord-rs of the court.
The esse went to the Jury at :
Tuesday evening. All was quiet till 1!
o'clock when an efflcer was sent for
Judge Council, who was out st tea.
The Jury desired him to resd bU
chsrgo to them again. But It was si
late that the Judga did not deem It
wise to bring th prisoner out. so th
request of the Jury was continued till
f:20 today, when It was granted.
All kinds of rumors, theories and
speculations went out from tb court
house as soon aa the Jury retired.
"It Is to be murder In the se nd
degree." was one theory, whll others
declared: "It Is a bung Jury." ;Oxe
Juryman bad asked the sheriff to send
his brother word to kill bis bogs and
bring him in some clesn clothes about
Saturday. This man was aupposed to
be favorable to acquittal. Bjch wrere
the subjects of debate cm th streets.
But tba Jury kept Its own counsel mo
deliberated till 2 o'clock, when the ver
dict was brought la.
Poisoned Oy Handling Corpse.
Davidson. N. C Special. Two of the
medical students J. M. Boyce. of
llacksburg. 8. C and O. R. McLfsod. of
Robeson connty. this state, are lying
desperately til at the hospital with
septisaemla or blood-polsonlnc. Lvst
Thursday Mr. Boyce was accidentally
stuck la the band by a tenaculum,
while In the difilng room of tne
Medical College. Tfc wound was a
mere scratch, but knowing the terrible
results that sre spt to follow such aa
accident be took every precaution. Mr.
McLeod was working at the same time
with the same subject, snd bad a slight
abrasion of the skin on one of bis
hands. Friday each had a slight chill
and on Saturday both men showed
symptoms of the disease In a -very
virulent form. Both students are la a
A skirmish In Morocco between tbe
Sultan's troops and those of tbe Pre
tender was reported aa outpost af
fair, but a serious engagement Is ex
pected. Six men were killed and thrtr
wounded by the ev plosion of a powder
charge on the United States battle
ship Massachusetts off Cule-bra Islauo.
Wltne-s testified at the court-martial
of Major Edwin P. Glonn. a:
Manila, iflat natives of Saxcar abowtai
the greatest treachery of AtnerUamt.
John Redmond. M. P the IrUfe
teir, en.rejire-d the bllf at EdlJt
burgb that Ireland would soon get a
law passed that . would "heal the
wounds of centuries."
Prracber Osillly of B'gsmy.
Port Gibson. Mir.. Special. The ,
Jury in the case of Rev. Marion Lane -alias
Jesn Skylcs. charged wll big
amy, returned a verdict of gnllty Wed
nesday. Skyles was one of the mcc
learned theologians and eloquent ora
tors la the State. - The evidence tend-
1 ed to show that Skyles bad been mar
rio d seven times. After his last mar
riage Sky lew tied to Texas and v&s
car-fcbt at San Anton'. The defem