n ? n C AlX CA-S... A- o ; K. VOL. XXI. SWEPT BY A WAVE Eijhty Islands Swept By a Terrible Hurricane 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 storm. 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 fright. 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 very brief. 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 recuperate. 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 year. Convention Adjourns. 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 journed. 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. Presidential Nominations. 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. RALEIGH, NORTH FIREftitS PERISHED Many Suffocated By Fumes From tbe Bufoio; Acid 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, they succumbed. 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. News Notes. 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 and saddle. 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 demonstration. 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. Roofevelt Invited. 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. IN CONGRESS A Hard Fight Against All Antl-Trust Legislation, 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 directed. 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 ' .. OUR LEGISLATURE. Doing of Those Who Arc Maklrg Our Law. 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 animals. An act to prevent the seduction and abduction of married women. An act to protect timber dealers. NEW BILLS. 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 Lee county. 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 companies. 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 violation thereof. There was also an unfavorable re port on Mr. Mauldin's bill to provide against usury. 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 dispensary law. 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 year certificates. - 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. 1903. MsrSLft u ,t. ui Lai ba reported uafavorably by all of tfee resstnitlr ieef t t ast&or t ' 1 the bill. Th hou kUld th UU by as or ttbfltn'.nf vote. 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. M )- 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's Session. Thursday th compulsory school law was considered. THE BILL. 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. BIENNAL SESSIONS. 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. 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 were ratified. 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 men. 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- j - f 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 NO. G. SOUTHERN INDUSTRIAL la s.l&s l ts) CarvUs lator fr aa r pevpetAtiwa t cvua tts wvfk. ta&ltary 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 atvt 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. Textile Notes. 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.

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