n C AlX CA-S... A- o
SWEPT BY A WAVE
Eijhty Islands Swept By a Terrible
1003 LIVES ARL REPOXID AS LOST
Dath end Devastation Sweep Over
the Inlands of the Pac fic, and Ter
rible Consequences Ilrisu..
San Francisco. Sp dn!. News of u
fearful loss of 11 f In a dU jstrwim siurm
which swept ovir tl.- Hjutli Sea Isl
ands last month, narliei fere Sun lay
by the steamer Maripc;a. direct from
Tahlta. The los of life Ia estimated at
J ,000 persons. On Jan.ary 13 luit. a
huge trial wave, oecompujled by a t r
rlflc hurricane, attack d tin- Society
Islands an 1 the Puan oto uj-jp wit'i
fearful force causing death and devas
tation never before equal 1 la a laud
of great storing. The ror:n ra :d sev
eral days. From the n-ws received up
to the time of the Hailing of th" fctoam
er, it la estimated that 1,000 or the Isl
anders lost their lives. It Is feared that
later advices will Increase thi.-s number.
The first news of the disaster rearhed
Papeete, Tahiti, January HO, by the
schooner Kimeo. The: captain of the
schooned placed the fatalities at 500.
The steamer Excelsior arrived at Pa
peete the following day with 400 c'feti
tute survivors. The captain of the Ex
celsor estimated the total loss of life
to be 800. These fs rurc.i compslaed only
the deaths on the three islands of llao,
Illkuera and Makokaa. whose ordinary
population is l.SOl). On Uikiura Island,
where 1 ,('() inhabitants were engaged
In pearl divine, nearly one-half were
drowned. On an ."djactnt island. 1000
more were washed o it to sea. Makokaa
and llao are depopulated. Conservative
estimates at Tahita place the number
of islan la visited l;y the tidal wave and
hurricane at SO. All of them are under
the control of the French governor fit
Tahlta. The surviving inhabitants are
left destitute of food, shelter and cloth
ing, all having been swept away by the
The French Rovernment, on receipt
of news of the disaster, took prompt
measures to relieve the distressed dis
tricts and dispatched two warships
with fresh water end provisions. As tie
supply of fresh water and provisions
was totally exhausted by the stf;nr. it
is fc:. ed that many live 3 will bo !:sfc
before the relief ships can arrive. .s
fa9 a3 1j known eight white people
were among the drowned. Included in
these wcie Alexander Hrander, N. P.
I'lunkett, of Oakland: T. I). Donnelly,
formerly a fireman on the steamship
Australia, and the lo ?al asent of C.
Coppenrath. a merchant of Papeete.
Added to this number wa3 an unknown
woman who committed suicide from
As the islands were barely 20 feet
above sea level p. ml were not sur
rounded by coral reefs, it was neees
tary for all inhabitants to take to the
eocoanut trees when the ti !al wave be
gan tt cover the land. Toes? treesi grow
to an immense height, many reaching
an altitude of 100 feet. All of the lower
trees were covered by tho raging seas
which swept with pitiless force about
and over them. The natives in the tall
er trees were safe? until the eocoanut
roots gave way and then they. too.
were swept out into the sea. The 100
survivors brought by the Excelsior to
Papeete gained the ship's su'.e by swim
ming three and four miles fromthetops
of the eocoanut trees. The I'ienio,
though badly damaged by the storm,
was also brought oft as many persons
as could swim to her side, she, like the
Excelsior, being unable to run close to
the shores because of the vioUnce of
the ocean swell, which continued to
run abnormally high for a week after
the tidal disturbances. Another
schooner, the Gauljis. from the Mnr
quesan Islands. COO miles away, en
countered the hurricane while on the
way to the latter place and only the
timely action of the captain in having
the cargo, consisting of CO head of cat
tle, 35 pigs and 30 tons of cotton, jet
tisoned, saved the little craft from de
struction. Even with this precaution,
the life cf one man was lost by waves
sweeping the decks.
Earthquakes In Middle West.
Owensboro, Ky., Special. A distinct
earthquake shock was felt here at
6:45 o'clock Sunday night. Fictures
were shaken from walls and tables ia
the second story of many buildings.
Louisville, Ky. A slight earth
quake shock was felt here at about
6:45. The vibrations caused windows
to rattle, but no damage was do.ie.
Paducoah, Ky. A slight earthquake
shock occurred here about 6:45 o'clock
Sunday night. No damage was done
and the duration of the vibration was
The Shock Felt in Illinois.
Cairo, 111. An earthquake shock was
felt In southern Illinois Sunday
evening. The selmisic wave seemed to
move from north to south.
Marion. 111. An earti.ii.rake shock
was felt here. Preceding the shock a
roaring noise was heard.
Dishes Rattled in St. Louis.
St. Louis. Two distinct earth
quake shocks were felt in St. Loul
and vicinity between (i:2v and 6:25
o'clock Sunday nUht. Tlu shfck was
sufficiently forceful to rattle dishes
and swing doors.
Death of flaj. Donal Json,
Baltimore, Special. Major Walter
A. Donaldson, superintendent of the
National Cemetery in this city, died
Saturday from blood poisoning, as a
result of a slight wound on his head.
Donaldson was clso a veteran actor and
played with Junius Brutus Booth in
1853. In previous years, since the civil
war, hi had Y.au superintendent of
national emu terles at M.ttetan. Mar
ietta, Gj.: Winchester Va., City Point,
ya,? and Beaufort, S. C.
DEATH OF CONGtESSMAM M00DY.1
North Carolina "Umber Passes Away
honored By Senate.
Asheville, N. C, Special. Congress
man J. M. Moody died at bis home In
Wayneaville Thursday at 1:45 o'clock.
The news of Major Moody's death
came as a shock. He Lad bee ill for
several weeks In Washington before
he returned to Waynesvllle last Sat
urday morning. Part of bis time be
was in a Washington hospital, and
when it was seen how really serious his
condition, was It was suggested by his
physician that he go home and Uke a
rest from his congressional work. It
was thought also that - the damp
weather at the capital was Injurious
to him, and that when he returned to
the high, dry and healthy atmosphere
to which he was accusctomed be would
Major Moody was here last Friday
night. He was In very bad health. Dr.
J. Howell was his attending physician.
A message from Waynesvllle to the
Citizen said that Major Moody had
been in bad health for three years, al
though it was not known to the public.
He has been critically 111 for four days.
The Immediate cause of bit death was
congestion of the lungs. About three
o'clock Thursday morning he lost con
sciousness and did not regain It up to
the time of his death.
Major Moody was 44 years old. He
leaves a wife and six children. The
funeral will take place Saturday morn
ing at 11 o'clock, Rev. J. E. Abernethy,
of the Methodist church of Waynes
ville, of which Major Moody was a
member, will conduct the services. The
Knights of Pythias and Royal Arca
num, of which the congressman was
a member, will attend.
Washington, Special. Representa
tive Kluttz received a telegram from
Waynesvllle, announcing the death of
Representative James M. Moody at his
home in Waynesvllle, shortly after 1
o'clock Thursday. Mr. Kluttz immedi
ately announcetd the death of his col
league in the House, and th usual
resolutions of regret were adopted.
Speaker Henderson named the follow
ing committee to attend the funeral:
Messrs. Kluttz, Claude Kitcln, Black
burn, Pou and Small of North Carolina,
Brownloe and Gibson of Tennessee,
Tate of Georgia. Flnley and Johnson
of South Carolina, Lamb of Virginia,
Haugen of Iowa, Henry of Connecticut,
Randall of Texas and Cooner of Mis
souri. The Senate adjourned Friday after
noon at 3:20, two hours in advance of
the usual time, out of respect to the
memory of the late Representative
James H. Moody. Senator Simmons
called up the House resolution passed
Thursday in honor of the memory of
the deceased and referred in appropri
ate words to the demise of Mr. Moody.
The Senate unanimously adopted the
House resolutions and as a further evi
dence of respect adjourned on motion
of Senator Simmons. In the House this
morning the blind chaplain. Rev. M.
Couden, referred in touching language
to the deceased Representative. The
desk which he occupied was heaped
with a beautiful floral offering. From
the capital building the flags floated
at half mailt.
The Cotton Supply.
New Orleans, Special. Secretary
Hester'a statement of the world's
visible supply of cotton shows the total
visible to be 4.022,263 bales, against
4,097.955 last week and 4,451,718 last
year. Of this the total of . American
cotton is 3,093.263, against 3,204,955 last
week, and v.541,713 last year, and of
all other kinds, Including Egypt, Bra
zil, India, etc.. 929,000, against 893,000
last week and 910,000 last year.
Of the world's visible supply of cot
ton there is now afloat and held in
Great Britain and continental Europe"
1,959,000 bales, against 2,323,000 last
year; In Egypt, 190,000. against 244,000
last year; in India, 427,000, against
395,000 last year, and in the United
States, 1,989,000, against 1,647,000 last
Gainesville, Fla., Special. The
morning session of the convention of
county superintendents of public in
struction and general educational
board was consumed In the discussion
of school buildings and equipment.
The afternoon session was devoted to
negro education and how It should be
conducted. After 4 o'clock the visitors
were tendered a drive through Gaines
ville and the near-by country. Prof.
Bucholz and Dr. Buttrick of the gen
eral educational board, addressed the
convnetlon at night on general educa
tion, after which the convention ad
Police Chief Shot.
Bamberg, S. C, Special Chief of Po
lice J. B. King was shot and killed by
Joe Davis, at the latter's home. King,
it is said, went to Davis' house at the
instance cf Davis wife. The latter had
quarreled with her husband and desired
him to be placed under a peace bond.
As King entered Davis ordered him to
s-too. King advanced aud tapped on
the door when Davis shot him from
a window with, a shot-gun, killing him.
Washington. Special. The Presi
dent naa sent the following nomina
tions to the Senate: K. McDon-
nough, Associate- Justice of the Su
preme Court of th Philippine Islands;
'Villis Vsa IWtnter. of Wyoming.
United Satei t'i.'euit judge for tha
!uh judirirti flrou.t. Clinton F.
irvii. cf Uiiri' i? Avk: ate Justice cf
the Supreme Court of Oklahoma.
Many Suffocated By Fumes From tbe
MEN DEAD AND ILL AS A RESULT
The Illness Due to Inhaling Fumes
of the Deadly Nitric Acid From tbe
5tamp and Seal Company.
Milwaukee, Special. Four firemen
are dead and nine others are said to
be seriously 111 from the effects of
inhaling the fumes of nitric acid
while fighting a fire at the plant of
the Schwab Stamp and Seal Company
Tuesday night. The victims of the dis
aster were not overcome for many
hours after the fire, when one by one,
A complete list of the dead and
seriously injured is as follows:
Dead: James Foley, chief; Andrew
White, captain truck No. 1; Edward
Hogan, pipeman, Engine Company No.
1; Thomas Droney. pipeman, Engine
Company No. 1. Seriously Injured:
Daniel McCarthy, truckman. Engine
Company No. 1. The following will
probably recover: William Meloy,
George Hanranan, William Kennedy,
John Llnehan, Jos. Nunwash. George
Ryan, all truckmen and Jack J. Hen
nessey, lieutenant. Assistant Chief
Clancey's condition is critical and the
physicians who are watching over him
cannot determine his chances of liv
ing. Captain Peter Lancaster is dylne
and Truckman William Meloy and
William Kennery are seriously ill. The
men became 111 and rapidly grew
worse. Doctors worked over them,
but Captain Lancaster appeared to be
dying and a priest was sent for and
the last rites of the Catholic church
administered. It was hoped Palmer
and Meloy would recover.
$250,000 Fire In an Oklahoma Town.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Special. Fire
that started in the Lion Store, dealers
in general merchandise, here, caused
a loss of $250,000. The insurance is
about one-third of Lie loss. The en
tire stock and building of the Lion
Store was consumed, entailing a loss
of more than $17,5v0. Another fire in,
a rrame building on broadway at rLe
same time caused additional loss.
The Kaiser has issued a decree
which is the death knell to the black
overcoat of the German officer. After
April 1 only the light gray overcoats
are admissible. These are worn a eood
deal already, but many officers still
prefer the black coat with its near red
collar and cuffs. His Majesty decides
upon the uniforms "of all his many
regimentsnot a button or inch of !
gold braid but has the Kaiser's consid
eration and sanction or disapproval.
In a recent contest for sueecstine
the best way to make $5 grow the prize
was awarded to a man who advised
that the amount be invested in eggs for
hatching. He cited, among other things
the case of a boy who exchanged a
penny for an egg, and this egg grew,
successively, into a hen, six chickens,
a pig, a calf, and a pony, with brids
Agents of Germany are seeking to
buy warships from Chile.
The first part of the French Army
budget was adopted In the Paris
Chamber of Deputies amid a patriotic
The British Channel Squadron is ex
perimenting wjth oil as fuel.
Fifteen sailors were tost in a collis
ion between the British torpedo-boat
destroyer Orwell and the cruiser
Pioneer near Corfu.
The White Star liner Cedric. the
largest ship in the world, left Belfast
for Liverpool on her trial trip.
Brigands are creating a reign of ter
ror in the Caucasus.
To Purchase Beauvoir.
Jackson, Miss., Special. Ten thous
and dollars, the amount required for
the purchase of Beauvoir, the old home
of Jefferson Davis, former President of
the Southern Confederacy, was sub
scribed at a meeting of the Beauvoir
committee of the Sons of Confederate
Veterans in this city. It is said that a
deed will be gTanted by Mrs. Davis in
a few days.
Two Women Hanged.
London. Special. Amelia Sach and
Annie Walters, "baby farmers," were
hanged at Holloway jail Tuesday. The
woman were recommended to mercy on
account of their sex, but the Home
Secretary was unable to grant the re
prieve usually accorded. The women
walked to the scaffold unaided and dis
played remarkable fortitude. No wo
man had previously been hanged in
England since March, 1900.
Washington, Special. President
Roosevelt received an invitation Wed
nesday to attend the unveiling of the
monument to be erected at Orchard
Knob, on the Chicamauga battlefield,
in commemoration of the services of
Maryland soldiers. on both sides of the
civil war. The monument commission;
headed by Col. B. F. Taylor, of Bal
timore county, was presented to the
President by Senator McComas. The
President was shown a handsome wa
terrcolored drawing of the monument.
the unveiling of which will take place
on July 22nd next. He gave no definite
reply to the invitation, saying that he
would take the matter under consid
eration. For Liberlan Scheme.
Atlanta, Special. The republic of
Liberia, through Bishop H. M. Turner,
of this city, has donated to the Col
ored National and Commercial Asso
ciation the sum of $25,000 to assist in
purchasing a steamship to ply between
the United States and West Africa, fc
commercial purposes, as well as for
emigration. It is the bishop's desir?
j that white as well as colored people
purchase shares in this enterprise, and
assist negroes who wish, tp remove to
Liberia, , .
CAROLINA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12.
A Hard Fight Against All Antl-Trust
Washington. SpeclaL It can be
stated by authority Last unless anti
trust legislation, at least satisfactory
to the administration, is enacted at
the present session. President RooRe
velt. on the 5th of March, will call an
extraordinary session of the Fifty
eighth Congress. The President him
self has already' Informed members of
Congress of his desire and of his de
termination in this regard. It is under
stood that the announcement was
direct and unqualified. It is further
stated that the deteric I nation of the
President was reached only after
careful study of the strenuous efforts
that are being made to defeat any
antitrust legislation by Congress.
These efforts have covered a wide
range. They were characterized Sat
urday by one prominent Republican
leader, to quote him directly, "as the
most remarkable of which I have had
personal knowledge during my public
life." These efforts culminated dur
ing the past 36 hours, it is now de
clared, in direct appeals from the
Standard Oil Company, through Its
president, Mr. John D. Rockefeller, to
the members of the Senate not to en
act any anti-trust legislation at this
time. No less than6 United States Sen
ators have received telegrams signed
"John D. Rockefeller," urging that no
anti trust legislation be enacted. It
has not been possible to obtain a copy
of these dispatches, which it can be
said, are practically identical. Sub
stantially they read as follows:
"We are opposed to any anti-trust
legislation. Our counsel, Mr. , will
see you. It must be stopped."
As stated, these telegrams, and It
must be clear that only the substance
and not the exact wording is here
given, were signed, "John D. Rockefel
ler." Yesterday morning one cf the coun
sel of the Standard Oil Company ar
rived in Washington, and called im
mediately upon members of the Sen
ate as indicated in the telegrams. He
did not remain long. Scarcely had he
made known his business than he was
informed, a bit curtly, that his pres
ence here was undesirable and he left
with an intimation that he would bet
ter return to New York.
During the afternoon, information
concerning the receipt of the mes
sages leaked out and became the sub
ject of some quiet cloak room dis
cussion at the Senate. The news also
reached the House, some of the promi
nent Representatives learning the gist
of the dispatches. Then it became
known that this was not the first time
the Standard Oil Company, through its
attorneys, had endeavored to in
fluence legislation in Congress at this
session. The attorneys for the com
pany, it was stated, had opposed
vigorously the enactment of the meas
ure submitted by Attorney General
Knox to the sub-committee of the
House judiciary committee. Subse
quently, when what is known as the
Littlefield bill was reported to the
House, It can be said on the best of
authority, that the Standard Oil Com
pany's counsel began to devote their
opposition particularly to the Nelson
amendment to section 6 of tho Depart
ment of Commerce bill the amend
ment which contains practically the
puulicity features of the Knox anti
trust bill. They did not want that in
corporated in the measure, and, it is
said, used their utmost efforts to pre
vent its favorable consideration. They
were unsuccessful, as the bill, with
that amendment, was agreed upon un
animously Saturday by the conferees
of the two branches of Congress. The
action of the conferees wras received,
it is understood, with satisfaction by
the officials of the administration, and
it is regarded as a long and essential
step toward the kind of anti-trust leg
islation that both the anti-trust and
Knox bill advocate, the ' legislation.
particularly that the Standard Oil
Company so vigorously objects to and
which it is hoped might be headed off,
or emasculated, through the appeals
made to Senators before It reached the
stage of actual passage.
It is said by authority that the ad
ministration hopes the Elkins rebate
bill, which was passed by the Senate
this -veek, will be passed also by the
House. While this measure, too, Is op
posed by those who are in favor of no
trust legislation, the special opposition
to It does not come from the Standard
Oil Company, because it is explained,
that corporation haa grown beyond any
effects the enforcement of such legis
lation might have upon it. The Presi
dent, it is understood, regards the El
kins bill as essential to a rounding out
of the administration's plan for anti
trust legislation, and it is believed by
those in close touch with him and with
the conditions in Congress that it
may be enacted into law.
Saturdav the efforts being made to
defeat, or emasculate pending anti
trust legislation formed the basis of
some animated conferences. Indeed,
the subject is likely to be developed in
some detail In Congress. One of the
recipients of the agreement signed by
"John D. Rockefeller,'' said: "No such
formidable weapon' ever has been put
in the hands of one man by another
in a legislative contest, as was put in
my hands by the sender or that teie-
eram. If necessary l win rise in my
place in the Senate and read it. Then
we will see whether any votes are to
be 'recorded against the legislation
against which these efforts aie bing
Sentenced to Prison.
Washington. Special. In closing up
th fiscal accounts of the Philippine
government for the past fiscal year it .
was discovered that the accounts of
James F. Behair, disbursing officer for
the board of health for tbe Philippines
were in great confusion and upon de
mand of Auditor Lowshe, he wa3 ar
rested and tried on charges of torgery
and duplication of public documents
and sentenced to imprisonment for 12
years. Behaa. who Is fro n. Mas3achUr
etts was appointed ia 159lt ' ..
Doing of Those Who Arc Maklrg
Against Kissing Bible
In the Senate Wedaedsy the Jadi
riary ccmmlttee offered a substitute
for Senator Godwin's bill lo prohibit
the ki&islng of the Bible. The uU'l
tute lnatrad of prohibiting kilit the
Bible simply abolished the necetftty tf
kissing the book. Dr. Pollock objHi-J
to these innovations, people had Ua
kissing the Book here for 200 years an J
if these microbes had now cot into the
lllble he thought that it m time to
stop. People could get a new Bible.
Mr. Henderson explained the bill anl
the sustitute. He wa not an expert on
microbe, but be read that there were
10.v00.000 in a pound of cherries ai
he was sure there wete many more oa
a Bible cover handled by lnilicrlmt
nate crowds. He did not think the
change would detract from the solemn
ity of the matter. Mi. Godwin, patron
of the bill, argued for It. The only
thing utricken out by the bill from
The Code was "and he shall kiss the
Holy Gospel." Most people did net kl.
the book now but ladles and chlldrvn
obeyed the Judge when he ays "kiss
the Book." Mr. Wellborn oppo-ed the
bill. Mr. Hicks, of Granville, paid that
tbe court house kiss was not the khs
Of affection and the witness waus not
expected to take half the Book la his
mouth. Mr. Granville said there was a
"white supremacy" Bible, tho Ji:dge
having ordered one Bible for colored
people and one for white. He appeal- d
to the Senate not to destroy this old
landmarks but he wanted the land
marks clean. Now If a man really
obeyed the Judge he would have to vio
late the rule of personal cleanliness.
He did not think It possible to keep a
court house Bible clean. Mr. White
said he would naturally be opposed tcj
restricting kissing but he favored this
bill because he thought it would pro
mote health. Kissing was growing un
popular, observed Mr. Baldwin. Men
formerly kissed each other and now
some States wanted to license kissers.
He thought the right way in which the
oath was administered was often re
sponsible for perjury. He plesd for
preserving the old custom. Mr. Mar
shall said that the men who would tell
a wilful He would swear one. He sent
an amendment to strike out "so help
me God," and substitute "In the pres
ence of the Almighty." Mr. Mitchell
moved to lay on the tble. This failed.
The committee's substitute was adopt
ed. Mr. Marshall withdrew his amend
ment. The bill then passed second
reading and went over upon Mr. Mit
chell objecting to its third reading.
In the House Wednesday the Watts
temperance bill was favorably reported
with amendments and made, a special
order for Tuesday next.
A number of petitions and bills were
Introduced, the most important being.
An act to prevent the spreading of
contagious disease among domestic
An act to prevent the seduction and
abduction of married women.
An act to protect timber dealers.
Among the new bills in the house
Mr. Clifton, to amend the code in ref
erence to demurrers.
Mr. Wade, to outlaw slot machines.
Mr. Sinkler. by request, to provide
for a State bacteriologist; also a bill
to require towns and cities to fur
nish mortuary statistics.
Mr. Gaston, relating to increase in
salary of coroner of Chester.
Mr. Hill, to increase number of mag
istrates of Colleton county.
Mr. Rainsford, to provide for the sale
of the State farms.
Mr. Kelly, relating to a new Jail for
Mr. Moses, to change and designate
certain townships in Sumter county.
Mr. McMaster, to extend the rights
and remedies of employes of railroad
corporations as provided by the con
stitution to employes of cotton ana
textile mill corporations and telegraph
There were a majority unfavorao.e
reports on Mr. Lanham's bill to require
railroads to allow each pasenger
pounds of baggage without charge,
and Mr. M. J. Johnson's bill to pro
vide all railroads operating In this
State to protect the rates of freight
stipulated in the bill for carriage of
all freight, goods wares and merchan
dise, and to provide penalties for the
There was also an unfavorable re
port on Mr. Mauldin's bill to provide
Mr. Pollock's dispensary nill was re
committed to the Joint committee on
public schools and the dispensary. This
bill proposes radical changes In the
TEACHERS' EXAMINATIONS, ETC.
Mr. Kirbys bill to regulate the
granting of certificates to teach in the
free public schools came up as unfin
ished business and was killed.
Mr. D. O. Herbert opposed the bill.
It is an abrupt and unnecessary
junketing trip for the State board of
education. It also means that grad
uates of normal colleges must stand
these examinations when the object
cf normal colleges is to prepare teach
ers for their work. He objected par-
tieularlv to members of the State board
of education traveling around over the
state granting certificates. He objected
to giving college graduates merely one
- Mr. Kirby defended the bill on tne
same line of his speech Monaay. sir
Herbert had endeavored to find all the
bad points in it, but had overlooked
the eood features.
Mr. Fraser opposed tbe bill. The ad
vantages of a college education do not
consist in the knowledge of a number
of isolated fac-is. but in the training or
the mind to fit itself to work. There
i. but one examination tor doctors and
other profession, then why should
icai.iit a J-
ing examinations every few years.
Mr. Barron, of York, opposed the
bill. In behalf of the most legislated j
against class in the State, the common ;
school teachers who gets a miserable j
pittance for five days' hard. work, he'
opposed the measure. Qualifications to
teach do not consist in the knowledge j
of a few facts, but in common sense.;
patience and general Intelligence.!
There is already a paucity of teachers j
in this State and such requirements as ?
his will still further cripple the pro
-i TV. Vr Rirmn'n fira
effort IB the hOUSe. and ha aecuitted' naptow bU. Cvcrpoalc eoaideaUal.
MsrSLft u ,t. ui
Lai ba reported uafavorably by all
of tfee resstnitlr ieef t t ast&or t '
Th hou kUld th UU by as or
There was rtwsiderabie Jikuui
ovr a concurrent resolution to provide
f rif r In the State capllol for tbe
State ftupfrtatendeat of education. Tt
resolution was killed oa motion of Mr.
r.r. ?f lal? .U
nV. on M.tn Mr J
p'ic i that the offices are relly more
lomfortabl and as accessible as thw
in the State houe.
Governor Heyward InfortoeJ the
bouse that Lieut--Gov. Jobs T. SIon
had reeis&ed from tbe tard tf u u
tees of the South Carollua cdWt IU
etdved as Information.
The house killed Mr. Wade's bill to
provide for the office of runimlK.ner
of agriculture to receive 1.!k0 per an
num out of tbe privilege tax fund. Tae
houu did not seem to be tnuh Inter
ested. Mr. Wade declared that agricultural
ln:eret ar lagging, and the only aal
vatlon I diversified farming. This !
an agricultural State, but the "agrl. ul
tnra! iatereta are neglertrd. Clemen
College has not coine up to its eip
tatiuns. Commissioner Stevens l worth
a million dolUrs a year to Grgt. Il
citc.l instance In which fsrmers had
nate srtJt success with innovations
In Tannin. The average farmer Is a
h'.uw coach ana aoesn t cai'n on ,
ideas quickly. They don't ubirlie to
r.ei cultural papers. We need a bur-au !
where ouuidets can get Information.
This Is a very serious question anJ a .
very Important matter. The salary of j
the commissioner, $l.fcOO was to come t
out of the privilege tax fund and he j
thought this a mere bagatelle in inn j
parison with the good It would do.
Mr. Tatum supported the measure. j
The bill was killed by an over- '
whelming vote. j
Thursday th compulsory school law
The features of the WIT which pass
ed the third reading are aa follows:
Section 1. That it snail be unlaw
ful for any parent or guardian living
in this State to neglect or refuse to
cause or compel any person or persons
who are or may be under their con
trol as their children or wards, to at
tend and comply with the rules of
some one or more public or private
school or schools, for a term of eight
weekB or more, during each succes
sive year from the time ssid children
or wards are eight years old until they
are 12 years old, inclusive, unless taey
may be prevented by illness or reside
mere than two miles from a srhorl
house, or by reason of already being j
proficient from attending such public
or private schools, and provided that
in such case they shall be excused by
the beard of trustees of the school
district in which said children or
wards may live at the time of such
failure to attend such publle or private
school or schools.
Sec. 2. That any person or persons
violating this act shall be subject to
a fine of not less than five dollars, nor
more than twenty dollars for each and
every offense. Said fine shall be Im
posed by any court of Justice having
jurisdiction on sufficient evidence of
the same being furnished by two or
more creditable witnesses, and all
fir.ta cn rrtllwtri nhnll 1 nlacpd in
the Fchool fund of the school district , cant Manufacturing Co. to carry out
in which the fines aie collected: Pro- i thc.r plan, n C. Merchant being
vided. That no prosecution shall be I president; K. P. alentlne. vice-presl-instituted
under this act except upon 'V;nU C.'. Soro' r ""' "crX-,ry' 0J
the affidavit of one of the trustees of i - - Ua,,to,3- fVur,"r TL! f't".
the eohor.i HiatHt in whlrh the nf?pml- i r&uy will knit men a, woQen a anl
ine uarent or guardian resides, and
such affidavit may be made on infor
mation and belief.
Mr. Raysor's bill providing for bi
ennial session of the general assem
bly passed a third reading and was
sent to the house.
Saturday's session In the Hojse was
featiireless, a great many members
having gone home on leave of absence.
The Senate took up a few third read
ing bills, and a number of enacted laws
Local Option Wins.
White River Junction, VL, Special.
Tbe advocates of local option carried
the State and after more than half a
century of prohibition cities and towns
of Vermont will after March 1, be per
mitted to decide whether or not lntox
Icating liquors shall be sold in those
communities. The Utal vote with seven
small towns missing is ZQfi&l In favor
of a license law, and 28,946 oppose.
The missing towns gave a tatal vote
of Ies3 than 300 at the last election. It
i3 a coincidence thtt Vermont vod
for prohibition to 1S53 by LoOQ ma
jority. Our Losses in Spanish War.
The United States employed 274,717
men in the war with Spain. Her to
tal losses were 107 officers and 2JL0Z
Tbe cold key is one of the best
remedies for stopping nosebleed.
IS YOUR HEALTH VALUABLE?
DiscaM Is afwmy a aaadieap; it aaSu men for buia aa4 pi tare ucti U rfiy .
. rftcfi pennaaeaUy. Lifa Is a coetiamovs ctrtijrf le, and Uc nu or tx-ied wrti Cbrswte
Oiaeamm U ontcliMcd at rvry tara. I iki re U-rp c-T;-;iiOC. bo tra Voy U mc-
bare perfected a te cf book treatct kirb eabV s to car a yoa at J oaf a
some, a I hae Uioaols of Others. rile
la s.l&s l ts) CarvUs
lator fr aa r pevpetAtiwa t cvua
tts wvfk. ta<ary a&4 4ra.'aar
COO&Uk& of Ctrlrta coufety
ta4 aa latrfrttps ret ita r
towiani. near OtarV-ifea
At a trrnl
l W l.ll
1.034 acrta Lav -rn drs:al. a&4 tb
coaitlMlaa rc(rfta that tbat territory
la tow- prefect ly beaUby. ! it aa
aorta that the mete riKtka of tb
aaabrr cf nxwmuiuwa w Ll h La! t-a
bred la tie i.al a&4 btraaa baa
ben uf Incalculable Vcrf.t ta lb
health of that mh1 i Tbe nU
a'oa tales Hat lt- voit Is ai
proacLltig a 1Un tt xi&tr
which t a l- tot )ar c ot i 4 c e-4
the tuo lawk- Ihalr.a&v wll tuak
tbe territory hltLj i-rdlt It
occupation Ly law at tains itUtcw. a
that It will b tauitsry I. th freta lb
phvkWal as) moral ttan!!bt. Tb
undmt.t-vi (iwl ru't already t-talu-d
tbruurti itu Craioac work
ought t. cct.urage Tu-CtltU of
completion and lal u a tuor gt
eral ruo-tucnt f r Mr- to laruati"w of
oth' nub M isn-t in tb KutU.
A 10.000 tfpindl Ad3itto.
One cf the ir.ot i-lul tnrttoa
Ciills In th S..utb. a ! on. ! Htb
the public hear iiiM j, tU- cot..t--t-
-d by the Olill 4aaufa-turipg C. at
i Concord. N. V. This company bU
: its animal u.i-tini: iast week and the
! repWU of tlit tuauag -zit.t ; riot4
j Fume interesting fatta r&&rdlng It
enterprise. Tho -trsptny dtlari a
S(mlauiti:pl divil-rl of 4 per rent.,
chargiti off $S0.fK 'or w-ear and tear
of machinery icakin $100.oOO for
this put pose lu to ars. and ad Jed
an amount to It surpina fund, lncreas
Ing ram to atom f 27-V The stock
holders also authority at the inrcUnc
the issuance iff p -MLma. vtocb to tbo
amount of $l".,f. almost all o'
whbjrh was tihilhod at once. This
new capital will 1 expended oa th
erection and equipment of an addition
to contain lo.oo.) pind!e. lu produK
will be fin yarns up to G"s. Tbe Odell
plant at p:i-f nt has Cw rinj pin
dies end 1.720 .'an, and Its rapltal
before this Increase was $."O0.0ti0. It
uses about 10,M'rt bales cf cotton
annually, and during 1"- manufac
tured 21.Cj4.413 jard.: of cloth.
C. B. Fomervllle and eoc!ate
were mentioned recently as having
purchased Armstrong Knitting Mill
at Charlottesville, Va.. as to operate
same and Introduce the manufacture
of overalls In conneetlon with the
mill. They have organized H. C. Mar
children's ribbed underwear and
manufacture oieTaila. adding 100 kw
Ing machines for this purpose.
Berkley Knitting Mills. Berkley.
Va, has coniplei- d i ;pnv rn iiia that
have been in prorv.s. Th mtiu build
ing has ten doubled, making It 50x
120 feet In size. It Is two stories high.
Considerable new maciinry was abx
put in position This mill mannfactures
high -grade ladies' underwear flnUhed
with ellks. Several of the twenty five
assortments produced are lisle thread.
Messrs. W. I. Weilman and T. W.
Pratt, president of banks at Harts-
ville. Ala., have been in New ork
during the past week negotiating with
a party of capitalists for the erection
of a large cotton factory at IlBCta
ville. It was reported some weeks ao
that New York parties contemplated
locating a $400,000 mill at HuntsviUe.
H. Kaulfers. representing Valentine
Bl'.ss of Scranton. Pa., has announced
that his principal will establish
branch sllk-throw'cg mill at Roanoke.
Va.. Investing about $10,009. It is sad
the plant will employ about 150 per
sons. Valentine Bliss operates three
mills In Pennsylvania, the Scranton
plant having S8.C60 spindles.
E. L. Shuford Manufacturing 0..
Brookford. N. C contemplates adding
11,000 spindles and 200 looms to its
equipment. If it is definitely decided tn
purchase this additional machinery
the new spindle and looms will L
purchased from n idle mill fn New
York. The Shuford plan now has IZM
spindles and 2V) looms.
resifni uuXc mu1 ia tclai x -i Kxlv-
Darifeg ray tng crr a trwjiiMt. I fc-t e tSo
nfao are earrj tr-V u.l i.-ra t :ma'- cirue 4ea
de-Motor romp :nya. bXi Otrr crs'.d ci! r4 tfceIe 'A Vt
the peufter irunrt. Am boaetl .by Uria ill tctl yo taat t
tUrae are tbbofa nnd eUa'alc. a4 a pciaj kwla4g is
raqoired la treat them rcej.'i;T. My jial St tot treatiag
Cbronic Di im ta Kn acquired 1 f. twety year of cWa a
plicaikKi, tloteJ cicluxtelr lo t!-er twAj V ea'meart-1 ba
-ciiul note cuci(! isf XMr .kpidn ia tfc t,rit4 Stale.
I lif-;l 3.rraa'i at hat retire! ia eaefc mm
Mr pecia't; iir!i4e aU ibmix j-tiwt.rckM Strict. Vart
iU.V'.ocri 1 SMa Duom, BUAier 4 Kl Coaaplaiata,
X;fM- .rf Wone? , t., aad tar rIgiiJ mHr4 4 Ueataaaa
kaa prove wrcf:l la c .in U. imm ebeticate eaee.
CAM CURE YOU AT 123
mtm IUr aftoel T . m ea iot r
AWr i. ygvrrox HATHAWAY f aCJ.