RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 190X
WERE ALL SURPRISED
Officers of the Army Gel Something
THE RETIREMENT OF BRECKINRIDGE
The linactment of the General Staff
Law and His Connection With It
Saved UK Corps.
Winliington, Si a ial. The following
iio.tii;rfinH w r f--nt to the Senate
V iiday : Brigadier General J. C.
Jti ci klnrldx'. inspector fc neral, to be
tn.ij'ir general. April 11, vice. Major
Gn-! Hugh'; Brigadier General M.
I. Ln 'lintcfon. ijuartr-imaRf r general,
to i)iiij r general, vi'f- Breckinridge to
be retired; Rrigadies General James F.
V;i to be ifiujor general, vice Lud
hi?t(iri, to h" retired. Three nomina
tiom ann as a genuine Biirpri.se to
army m(TI tm c xc pt those directly ori-
There is an Impression in well-in-fortii"'!
military rir 1-b that the enart
inr.'it of the general staff law and Gen
eral Breckinridge's connection with
that legislation were potent factors in
bringing about his retirement. General
Biv Uinridge would not have retired
utnlr ordinary conditions until Janu
ary, 1 !;. General Ludington, how
ever, is three- years older than the in
Hjn'rtor general and would have retired
July I next. It was generally supposed
that hoth of those staff officers would
retire in their present grade of briga
dier generals. In recognition of their
leng and honorable service, however,
the Secretary of War, with the appro
val of the President, corn hided to ad
vance them hoth to the grade of ma
jor general, on the condition that they
would retire at once. Thi9 was accep
table to both Generals Breckinridge
and Ludlngton. In advocating the crea
tion of the general staff. Secretary
Hoot Insisted on the abolishment of
the inspector general's Department of
the army as no longer necessary, as
Ita duties would be performed by the
general staff. This particular feature
of the bill drawn by the War Depart
ment, was vigorously resisted by Gen
et al Breckinridge, with the result that
thu Inspector general's depart
ment was not disturbed by the
bill, as It became a law. It therefore
appears that while General Breckin
ridge saved his corps, he will no lon
ger have the direction of Its affairs.
Tuskeegeo. Ala.. Special. The
twelfth annual Tuskeegee Negro Con
ference began Its sessions at Tuskee
gee Normal and Industrial Institute
Wednesday. The conference was or
ganized by Principal Hooker T. Wash
ington. President Washington, in his
opening address, said In part: "From
the first It has been the main work of
this conference to confine itself to a
simple and informal consideration of
the- methods and means of securing
homes, the freeing ourselves from
debts, the saving of money, the en
couragement of intelligent producers,
the payment of taxes and the cultiva
tion of habits of thrift, honesty and
virtue, the building of school houses
and churches, the securing of educa
tion and high Christian character and
friendship between the races. Through
out the entire race we must keep alive
a feeling of hope and encouragement.
We have seen darker days than those
through which we now seem to be
passing." The conference adopted
resolutions setting forth various
methods by which the conditions of
the colored agriculturist can be im
proved and concluding with the de
claration that "property and peace are
dependent upon good relations be
tween the races.-'
Washington, Special. Justice Shir
as. of the United States Supreme
Court, Wednesday presented to the
President his resignation as a mem
ber of that tribunal to take effect
February 24. Former Secretary of
State Wm. It. Day, of Ohio, has been
selected as the successor of Mr.
Agreed on Suicide.
. New Orleans, Special. Ella Atkins
ami Folger Green are in the hospital
with three wounds as the result of a
compact they entered into to end their
lives. The woman died of morphine
poisoning. The man stabbed himself
twice In the neck and then slashed his
wrists. The tragedy occurred in a room
In the Victor Hotel, on Bourbon street,
where the couple paseed as man and
wife. The following note was found:
"Good bye to all and forgive. Am my
worst enemy and go hence to the
great beyond through force of cir
cumstances. Notify Hiss Atkins, Box
83, Hawesville, Ky., that her sister
has at last gone home. (Signed)
"Folger Green rnd Ella Atkins."
Col. Andrews a Director.
Mobile, Ala., Special. The annual
meeting of the directors of the Mobile
& Ohio Railroad here, resulted in the
election of A. B. Andrews, C. C. Cuy
ler, C. W. Butler Duncan, W. W. Fin
ley, Adrian Iselin, Jr.; Thomas E.
Jevons, A. W. Mcintosh, James II. Ma
son, W. E. Emlen Roosevelt, E. L.
Russell, C. Sidney Shepard, Samuel
Spencer and A. H. Stevens as direc
tors. The purchase cf the Mobile &
Bay Shore Railroad was ratified.
NORTH STATE LAWMAKERS
Proceeding Devoted Largely to the
Senate bill: Authorizing Madison
eounty to Issue bonds to pay the out
standing indebtedneHR of tbe county.
Ayes 2. noes 2 Crisp and Wellborn.
Senate bill: Allowing Whiteville to
Issue improvement bonds.
.Senate Bill: To authorize Montgom
ery to Issue bonds to build court
Senate bill: To authorize I'd'-nton to
House bill: To incorporate Rhodhies
Senate blU: Authorizing Pitt to lev?
a fipci ial tax.
House bill: To amend chapter fcS,
Private Uwh of 1SS7. and chapter 21.'.
Private Acta 18M-after diligent in
quiry one Senator finally explained
that this bill amended the charter cf
Senate bill: Regulating contested
elections was deferred until Monday.
House bill: To correct State grant
S'-nate bill: To amend th law. regu
lating notaries' fees.
Senatp bill: To confirm certain char,
ter privilege and rights of th Suffolk
& Carolina Railway Company.
Senate bill: For better drainage of
land In Lincoln.
Senate bill: To amend pension law
Senate bill: To abolish the board of
examiners of State? institution?. Mr.
Glenn said that he did not know that
there was such a board until he saw
their report in the papers and that re
port was thoroughly unjust and unfair
to at least one State institution. He
thought taking the authority for visit
ing the institutions from the legisla
ture was a great mistake. He could
not endorse the work of the examiners
that cost $12,000 and accomplished
nothing. Mr. Spenc? objected to third
Senate bill: To abolish standard
keeper In Vance failed to pass.
House bill: To prevent public drunk
enness In Macon county.
House bill: To shorten time of no-
, tice of publication.
Senator Reinhardt sent up and had
read a memorial from the agricultural
students in the Agricultural and Me
chanical College asking for an agricul
House bill: To amend chapter 524.
Laws of 1901, 60 as to eliminate the
oath primary elections except In case
of challenge, applying only to Meck
lenburg county. This bill amends the
law so as to require the managers of
primary elections to administer an
oath "when any voter is challenged in
good faith, the challenger stating
grounds for such challenge."
Senate bill: Allowing M. N. Ames to
practice law and be a justico of the
Senate bill: To regulate contested
elections, was tabled.
Senate bill: To amend The Code, sec
tion 380, with reference to measures.
Senate bill: To amend chapter 750,
Laws of 1901.
House bill: To incorporate the Bank
of Martin County, was amended and
House bill: To Incorporate the Ral
eigh & Eastern Railroad was amended
regarding the rate clause and then
passed second reading.
PASSED THIRD READING.
House bill:' To ratify and affirm the
incorporation of the Carolina & Ten
nessee Southern Railway Company.
House bill: To amend chapter 15,
Senate bill: To form a school district
from Cunberland and Robeson.
House bill: To relieve Annie B.
Whltted, of Person.
House bill. For relief of Miss Julia
B. Howard, of Person.
House bill: For relief of Miss Ella
Chandler, of Person.
House bill: For relief of Mrs. Stan
Senate bill: Regulating hunting in
Halifax and Warren.
House bill: To repeal acts of 1887 re
garding collecting taxes in Caswell.
House bill: To allow Caswell to levy
a special tax passed second reading.
Senate bill: Regulating local option
election In Brevard and placing safe
guards about the liquor traffic in Tran
sylvania. House bill: For paying school claims
House bill: To relieve Miss Mary
Senate bill: To relieve Miss M3t
t!nctte Pecto. of Halifax.
Senate bill: To relieve Miss Nannie
Senate bill: To regulate the sale of
liquor in township No. 1, Edgecombe,
Senate bill: To regulate sale of malt
in McDowell. '
House bill: Amending an act regu
lating hunting and fishing in Curri
House bill: To prohibit the manu
facture, sale and snipping of liquor ic
House bill: Resolution regarding the
iistribution of the Peabody fund.
The Senate adjourned at 1:40 o'clock
until 12 o'clock Monday.
The child labor bill was postponed
The bill introduced by Senator Hicks,
of Granrille,. "for the better govern
ment of State institutions" is of spe
cial note. It provides that the Governor
shall appoint to fill vacancies on the
boards of the State Hispitals at Mor
ganton, Raleigh and Goldsboro, and
the schools for the blind and the deaf
and dumb at Morganton and Raleigh.
Not more than three directors shall
be from the same county. The direct
ors shall receive $4 per day when serv
ing the traveling expenses. The terms
shall be six years. No principal or sup
erintendent shall be an ex-officio mem
ber ?r secretary of a board.
The following Senate bills pad
third reading in the Senate and were
sent to the House for concurrence.
To continue in force the charter of
the Winston-Salem South-bound Rail
road. To establish graded schools in Co
lumbia. To authorize Bertie to borrow money
and levy tax to build jail.
To establish graded schools in Wel
don. To repeal the act of 1901, creating the
board of examiners of State institu
tions. To increase the number of commis-
sioaert of Cat. v.
To am ad Be.ffn 1. chaster 2
laws of U99. ao-ato permit bunt!
foxes In Wilkes. Tl
To prohibit ULt'rA liquor in thr
Ilea of cbarctj In Ayden, P
To increase the commissioner of
Cabarrus to five, by adding Josas Cook
and Franklin Faggart.
To Incorporate the Wilson Trust and
To incorporate the Alexander Home
To Incorporate the Good Roads Ass -elation
of Ashevllle and Buncombe
Te repeal charter of Pinnacle, in
To arn'-nd section 2ff and 40 of The
Code regarding legitimation of chil
dren. Senator Norris' bill today for the
maintenance of the Agricultural and
Mechanical College provides $12,500
annually for two years to complete the
building begun and $15,000 annually
for current exprrses. Unless this is
done the textile department may Lave
to b abandoned and 200 students will
be turned awav.
AMENDMENT TO WATTS BILL.
Mr. Watts offer d an amendment to
his bill regulating the w hiskey .traffic,
providing for elections to be held In
cities and towns to determine:
First Whether intoxicating liquors
shall be manufactured In said city or
Second Whether bar rooms or sa
loons shall be established in said city
Third Whether dispensaries shall
be established In said city or town.
Elections to be held upon petition
of one-third of the registered voters,
after thirty days notice, not oftener
than once in two years. The election
may be held to determine any one or
two or all of said questions. The ques
tions are to be determined by a ma
jority of the votes cast.
Mr. Doughton offered an amendment
to the bill striking out that part of the
bill restricting the manufacture of
brandy and providing that It may be
manufactured and sold In original
packages of not less than five gallons.
Both amendments will be considered
when the bill comes up Tuesday as un
SCHOOL FUND DIVISION.
The committee on constitutional
amendments to whom was referred the
bills introduced by Mr. Stubbs, of Mar
tin, and Mr. King, of Pitt, looking to
a division of the school fund betweeen
the white and colored race in propor
tion to the taxes paid by each race,
were reported to the House without
prejudice. These bills will be made a
special order for a later day in the ses
sion. PASSED FINAL READING.
An act to incorporate the North
Carolina Mining, Manufacturing and
An act to amend the charter of the
city of Asheville,
An act to authorize a special tax in
An act to amend the charter of the
city of Wilmington.
An act to authorize the town of
Greenville to issue bonds.
An act to amend the charter of the
town of Old Fort.
An act to authorize the levy of a
special tax in Watauga county.
An act to establish a graded school in
the town of Fremont.
An act to change the time for hold
ing the spring term of Ashe county
An act to incorporate the Citizens'
Savings and Trust Company of Ral
eigh. An act relating to the stock law in
An act to provide for the election of
county school superintendents in
Brunswick county by the peoplle.
An act to incorporate the town of
Fountain in Pitt county.
An act to incorporate the tov.n of
Lawndale in Cleveland county.
An act to authorize a special tax
in Lenoir county.
An act to authorize a special tax in
An act to authorize the issue of
bonds in Yancy to pay outstanding in
debtedness. An act to allow Coddle Creek town- j
ship in Iredell county to refund its in
debtedness. An act to authorize Elizabeth City
to issue bonds.
An act to authorize the town of
Hamlet to issue bonds to build school
The liquor bills were taken up and
discussed, but no action was taken on
Liquor Bills Considered.
In the Senate Friday the London
liquor bill was up for discussion.
Mr. While, of Franklin, declared
that every Senate speaker except one
had declared himself a prohibitionist.
"I am not a prohibitionist," said Mr.
White, "for I would not establish State
prohibition if I could." He plead with
great power for the London bill and
made the most eloquent temperance
oration thus far made in the Senate.
Those in the lobbies and the galleries
listened with absorbed interest. De
mocracy had never won a victory in
this State except upon mcral issues.
He was liberally applauded and he
was the first Senator in this debate
accorded that distinction.
Mr. Lamb, of Cumberland, followed
with an argument for the London bill.
Seven years ago a man could not be
elected to any office in Fayetteville
unless he was approved by the liquor
men. Today there is not a bar there,
all 16 have been banished. "You say
this London bill is not backed by pub
lic sentiment? Why it is supported by
the Episcopal Church, a great artil
lery with its officers in full dress uni
form singing 'Rock of Ages.' Then
there is the great Baptist navy singing
'Sweet Fields of Eden,' while the
grand Methodist infantry is behind
this London bill shouting, 'Come Ye
That Love the Lord.' "
Mr. Travis, of Halifax, declared that
th,e question was not what was right
because prohibition was right and
nothing short of prohibition was
The London bill did not meet these
requirements hence it was Itself an
acknowledgement that while total pro
hibition was right yet it was not ex
pedient. No measure was right that
discriminated against towns and coun
ty, sections and localities. Why should
the town having 299 people be denied
a vote which is accorded to towns of
300 or more? He argued that it would
give the large towns an advantage
over the little places in getting Satur
day nlfht trade, for the negro wouli
Ko wher they could get drink or two.
In Halifax there were 12 towns; under
this London bill four of the- town
could voje on the quetion whll th
eight would be forced to adopt prohibi
tion. The petitions for this bill from
Halifax had com from the four towns
that could vot on the subject. They
said let us vote oa prohibition, but
when you mention allowing the other
eight to vote they declare. "No. that
would be cowardly." He advocated the
substitute which provides that a coun
ty shall vote, if it chooses, ou whether
liquor shall be manufactured and sold
in only towns of 500 or 3K); then re
gard!f.s of these these towns may hold
elections. The only difference between
the London bill and the substitute was
leaving it to a vote of the people. Un
lets the sentiment of a county backed
any law it woulcj not be enforced. He
knew good men who considered the
London bill unwlW. He quoted Rev.
Dr. J. D. Hnflham. Prof. Mills of
Wake Forest, and ministeis of the Gtw
pel who consider the london bill an
smwie and unsafe measure. The city
saloons were far more attrac tive, invit
ing and dangerous than the little shops
in the country. Whiskey does more to
corrupt morals in the cities than in the
Mr. Justice, of McDowell, said with
the sixth section eliminated he favor
ed the London bill. He made a power
ful speech for the bill. He discussed
th measure from the standpoints of
morals, practicality and expediency,
and emphasized especially the matter
of practicality. The bill established
prohibition in the country where pro
hibition can be enforced, but rightly
left the towns, where enforcement de
pended on public sentiment, to decide
it. Mr. Justice, though the last speak
er, held the undivided attention of the
Senators. He was interrupted by sev
eral questions. Senator Woodard ask
ed. "Does the Senator think a State
law can make a drunkard sober or a
thief honest?" if you keep liquor from
him he will be sober." replied Mr. Jus
tice. "Has that ever been done?" 'asked
Mr. Woodard. "Yes, I believe prohibi
tion in the country really prohibits."
declared the speaker. Touching the
point of expediency, he declared that
it was necessary to deprive the dragon
of its sting.
The Senate at 2:20 adjourned until
10 o'clock tomorrow.
The House Friday had the Watts
liquor bill up for consideration.
The WTatts bill and amendments
came up on third reading and the first
amendment voted on was that by Mr.
Roberson, of Guilford, prohibiting the
manufacture of liquor in towns of less
than 500 inhabitants, or the sale of
liquor in towns of less than 300. The
amendment was lost.
Mr. Benbow's amendment to exempt
Yadkin from the operations of the law
was lost, ayes 49, noes 59.
Mr. Murphy's amendment to exempt
Rowan was next voted, on. Mr. Mur
phy was granted permission to speak
and full of fire and eloquence he
poured hot shot into those who, he
claimed, were attempting to take away
the sacred rights of the people. His
earnestly spoken sentiments were lib
erally applauded. The amendment was
defeated by a vote of 49 ayes ,60
Mr. King's amendment to make the
place of delivery of whiskey the place
of sale came up. This is what i3 known
as the anti-jug law. The amendment
was adopted by a vote of 53 to 37.
Mr. Luther, of Montgomery, moved to
reconsider the vote. Mr. Smith moved
to lay the motion to reconsider on the
table. The motion to lay on the table
was lost, 42 to 55. The motion to re
consider was adopted by a vote of 52
to 50. The amendment was lost by a
vote of 50 to 56.
The text of this bill was published
in full in these columns some weeks
CONTINUED ON THIRD PAGE.
Ths L. & N. May Build Extension.
Knoxville, Special. It is reported
here that the Louisville and Nashville
intends to build a line from this city
to Chattanooga, leaving the Jellico
Xndxville main line near Oliver
Springs, crossing the Tennessee river
near Kingston and adhering to the
east bank of the river to Chattanooga.
This would give the Louisville and
Nashville its own entrance into Chat
tanooga from Louisville and Cincin
nati and would, give Knoxviho a i'ne
to Chattanooga competing with the
Light Ship Gone.
New York, Special. The Diamond
Shoal light vessel, whose anchorage is
off the outer shoals at Cape Hatteras,
N. C, is reported by the Savannah
liner, Kansas City, to be missing from
her station. The Kansas City passed
that point at 10:30 Tuesday morning
and found the light ship gone, but the
anchorage buoy in place. It is thought
that during the storm cf Monday night
the vessel broke from her moorings
and has been blown to sea. Little
anxiety is felt for the boat because
she is new, built Jf 3ieel and steam
Findings cf Court flartlal.
Manila, By Cable. General Davis
has approved the finding of the court
martial in the case of Major Edwin F.
Glenn, of the Fifth Infantry, who was
acquitted January 29, of the charge
of unlawfully killing prisoners of war,
with the qualification that he disap
proves of the orders issued by Major
Glenn. The general says he recognizes
the principle that guides may be im
pressed and that treacherous guides
may be executed, but he adds that
Major Glenn's orders show a reck
less disregard for human life, which
the general condemns and reproves.
Relief For Snowbound Trains.
St. Johns, N. F., . Special. Relief
parties with food Sunday reached the
trains which are snow-bound in the
interior and supplied them with pro
visions. The nearest train was freed
this afternoon and started backward
for St John's. The relief train is forc
ing its way forward, trying to clear
the track to enaule the other two block
ed trains to move east also. It is impos
sible to say, when they will he released
as the drifts are very heavy.
BAIL WAS REFUSED.
Col Tillcuo's Appliat'wa h Tnroed
Done By the Judge.
HE WAS SENT BACK TO THE JAIL
The Arguments Advanced Did Not
Convince the Chief Justice That tU
Could irant Bill.
Columbia. S. C. Special M 4 : 0
o'clock Thursday afternoon Chuf Jus
tice Pope refused the application for
bail of James H. Tillman. hargtl
with the murder of N. G. GoozaU-a and
now confined in the Richland loualy
Th hearing was resumed In the su
preme court rooin. having bven ad
journed from Nwbrry on the 12th
Inst., at 10 o'clock and continued un
til nearly 5 with an intermlion from
1:35 until 2:40 p. m.
The prosecution was represent ed by
Solicitor J. W. Thurmond. x-Attorney
Gencral G. I). Bellinger and Judge
The defense was represented by
Congressman elect (J. W. Croft of
Aiken and ex Solicitor P. 11. Nelson of
Columbia. Ex-Judge O. W. Buchanan.
Messrs. C. L. Blea.se of Newberry and
i. R. Rembert of Richland, of counsel
for the defense, were also present but
not actively participating. During
most of the day about 100 spectators
vere in the room, the number at times
increasing. Mr. B. R. Tillman. Jr.. a
son of Senator Tillman, was a spec
tator. At the opening Col. Croft read a
waiver of his legal right to be pres
ent by the defendant. Col. Tillman,
who did not in person appear.
The reading of the affidavits con
sumed one hour and a half. Mr. Craw
ford reading those of the prosecution
and Mr. Nelson those of the defense.
In rendering his opinion the Chief
Justice stated that it was not custom
ary to assign reasons for refusing the
application on habus corpus proceed
ings. Destructive Hotel Fire.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Special. Fira
early Friday morning destroyed the
Clifton Hotel, cremated nine of the
guests and caused injuries to 42 per
sons, who were scorched or forced to
jump to the frozen street from the
second and third story windows. After
an all-day search In the debris, four
bodies have been recovered. It is now
believed that five more bodies remain
!n the ruins of the hotel, which is said
to have been a flimsy structure and
filled with delegates to the State Young
Men's Christian Association conven
tion and the district convention of th
Knights of Pythias. The hotel register
was destroyed, thus making It difficult
to ascertain the number of missing
persons. Forty men have been working
in the rubbish all day and will con
tinue to dig for the remains of the
burned persons all night. The loss is
$60,000. The dead are: W. A. Mo wry.
What Cheer, Iowa; E. Young, Minne
apolis; two unidentified men, bodies
recovered; five bodies still in debris.
Nearly all those injured were Iowa
people. While their injuries are severe
in many cases no one was fatally hurt.
A Big Organization.
Trenton. N. J.. Special. The Union
Rice & Irrigation Company, with an
authorized capital of $6,000,000. was
Incorporated here. The capital stock is
divided into shares of $5 each and the
list of its incorporators includes about
75 persons, nearly all of whom reside
at New Orleans. Baton Rouge and
other Louisiana cities and towns. The
objects of the company are numerous
and include growing and dealing in
rice, oats, grain of all kinds, and the
manufacturing of the same Into
various articles. Also the constructing
and operating of irrigation plants.
Three Negroes Killed.
Columbia. S. C, Special. A prema
ture explosion at Stewart's granite
quarry, two miles south of this city,
Friday morning, caused the death of
three negro workmen and the injury of
several others. The force of the ex
plosion was so great that It shook ev
ery house in Columbia although the
city Is on a bluff, a hundred feet abov
Washington, Special. The resolu
tion which passed the Senate provid
ing that Rear Admiral Schley be
given the pay and allowances of a rear
admiral cn the active list was called
up in the House committee cn naval
affairs. The resolution was tabled.
Messrs. Mudd, Tate, of Georgia, and
Rixey, of Virginia, voted against tabl
ing the resolution.
New Orleans, Special. After hold
ing a half-hundred policemen at bay
for several hours, during which scores
of shots were exchanged, Lafayette
Sims, a desperate negro, was killed by
the police early Friday in a negro
boarding house situated on South
Rampart street. The room in which
he was besieged had to be set on fire
and the fire department called out be
fore Sims could be drigen from his
post. As he attempted to escape, still
carrying his gun, he was shot down.
The body was taken to the morgue
without any demonstration from a
mob of several thousand negroes who
crowded the vicinity of the tragedy.
A Curry School.
Richmond, Special. At a meeting of
the trustees of Richmond College it
jras resolved to establish a shool of
technology, to be namad In honor of
Hon. J. L. M. Curry, who for 35 years
was connected with that institution,
first as one of its professors and du
ring most of the time a3 trustee and
president of the corporation. Dr. Cur
ry was long an advocate of the estab
lishment of such a school, and it is
considered highly appropriate that the
memorial should take this form.
LIVE ITEMS OF NEWS.
Hmy Matter f Oerl lsrt la
5trrt Parages pfc.
The trial of Arthur U Itshop. U
killed Thos. J. Wllwn. of Charlotte. N
C oo Irfmter th. was begun la the
tourt at that rlar lt k. H;h p
plr U self defrnce. A lot -m na
tional testimony bas b-ea gives
The cruller MsrlrvJ tuar
taunci:tl at Newport Ne Ifce unr
day an tb" Wst Vtrrtnla. in April
Clexeland Craig a tut anj kdlrj
while trying to sUo as aSiay la
At The .National CapiCaL
Cai.ned go! manufacturer oj-n-.1
their annti! ouenUua ! Waiting
Minister Howra refus- to alga in
Its prnt form th G-rman protocol
for nettl. meat of the Wu-xuelan !U
The bill appropriating fl.r.Off. poo for
a new Iejrtinent of A KrUult .re
building wa signed by tbe lrei-
It I understood the G n ral rWiard
of the navy rerotmnead four Ort
cla-Hs battleships and two armuml
cruisers a.s the baitls of the annual
The loss to th Philippine Treasury
through the depreciation la the value
of silver since January 1, 102. Is
placed at $1,277,541.
The Washington Governtnect do-
not regard the question of the cession
of the Iianish West Indies as cloned.
In the Senate Mr. K. W. Carmack
(Deni.. Tenn.) spoke of alleged cruel-
ty of American soldiers In the Philip- i
pines-, and polygamy was discussed
during the Statehood debate.
The, House defeated a Mil authoriz
ing the Government to advance $6.
000.000 to the District of Columbia,
and fent back to conference another
regarding the proposed union fetation.
Speaker Henderson n overruled
on his decision that Sunday was a
Senator N. W. Aldrich Rep.. Re
introduced a bill Intended to giv
greater elasticity to the currency.
The Senate agreed to the House
amendments to the Elkins Rebate and
Discrimination bill, and the measure
now goes to the Presidert.
The House passed the Sundry Civil
Appropriation bill and then-Jjroke all
former records for private pension leg
islation, passing 325 bills.
It is hinted an effort will be made
to pass the Ship Subsidy bill through
the Hq.'jse during the closing days of
Representative Charles Dick offered
a bill aimed to prevent and to punish
hazing at Annapolis.
It is said Secretary Root. Senator
Lodge, of Massachusetts, and Scnatoi
Turner, of Washington, will constitute
the United States Alaskan Boundary
President Roosevelt signed the De
partment of Commerce and Labor and
the Army General Staff bills.
The new Chinese Minister's auite
will consist of 17 expectant or titled
officials, and the party will include 12
At The North.
Joseph Battel!, a millionaire land
owner of Middleburg, Vt., has offered
to rebuild the business portion of that
town, which was recently destroyed by
fire. The proposition of Mr. Battall 1
to buy the sites of all the buildings
burned and to erect on each a Ore
New York. Special. Robert Gould
Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Mary Converse,
widow of the lat C. II. Converse, of
Newton. Mass.. wre married at the
North Baptist church thU city, by Rev.
Chas. E. Nash. Mr. Shaw's first wife,
who was Miss Langborne, was granted
a divorce in Virginia a few days ago.
From Across The Sea.
Wildespread floods are causing dam
age in Scotland.
Pope Leo XIII completed a poem on
the means of prolonging life.
The Duke cf Tetuan. formerly Span
ish minister of Foreign Affairs, ii
M. Pelletan, French Minister of Ma
rine, says there Is a spirit of caste In
the French Navy, and he is trying to
The lawyer of farmer Crown Prin
cess Louise of Saxony says Mr. Giron
has "broken off all relatioins" with the
Angry protests against the exclusive
use of German words of command in
the Austro-Hungarian Army were
made in Parliament as Budapest.
Rioting marked the progress of a
street car strike In Montreal, which
has finally been settled.
Orders for lifting the Venezuelan
blockade were sent to the allied fleets.
Prominent members of the Macedo
nian committee were arrested In Bul
garia. The British won a victory over hos
tile nations in Nigeria.
King Edward will open Parliament
in state next Tuesday.
Field Marshal Sir John Simmons, of
Crimean fame, is dead.
The Czar decreed severe measures for
Finns who fail to comply with the
Americans from the Philippines are
drilling Chinese, who are reported to
be preparing for another Boxer upris
ing. The Austro-Russian plan for Mace
donian reforms will be presented this
Prominent Democrats made speeches
at a dinner of the Tilden Club in New
Jersey discussing issues for the next
Ex-President Cleveland writes that
he cannot believe a sentiment exists
which calls for any declaration, from
him In regard to a third terra.
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3. A. AWftj 4 tJikJUi .
r,J lb atMr-r. Trf
tlal lat week - u to rrcv
fof tie -Trl m . r4to scill ;t
Ur-n t!r U!-x1 to lulld 4
with tV t4.tW fr Mtrict4f
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fr..tu kxr!s4 vi!ri fwr
ab.t llgj ptia A (-m er Viet 4
' tore r'!t tw u-f It (l
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ci!ttf n 'i.-n ts.1 iit.mat ,
futtt t itaU taw Utt .u, !.Jt
ut- ta U I""''!- Ot aUut 1 1
Add'ffg SAW &pM4U,
Ti e Walhaila 'o't JllU of al
halta S . will taia.H. M
I-ntlt.K prutxtb!) i-t SI
Improtetnrau (Vtufra ? ta
wrdr1 for the adW.ul ir.a. lun-ry.
which will isti lutle mMt.t ani
17i l"ni Ttnnr l.nm, ti a. fcu(
pile,! by the Umtll iMat I Machine
Sh"p. Th atailal'U TUw ta
the buibtlbg addition -r l-4 two teara
ago U Riled thl kra uia
chitiery. Tte mnanr nnm aa 10P"O
apludlea and Z20 U-m. it prod u i la
fmir jard sh.tlag .ti lrbe
Orr 'otnn MUU. ;rnJi. H C .
ill malifa !U.t- pilot lfba laretjr
eight to forty In. be aide ta Ita ItAo.
0"0 addition. anr..tin(-d at length laat
wek. The llKteaee of l.fftjO aiBdlea
and 7 loom. th eq-iipment nan.ed
Iat week, will ln rrM- ?be company a
total to li.Z spindle and ljouit
I. II. Ilacca Knitting Co, Wl&aton
Salem. N. t la :ns'a!hn the drrin
,,,ant """""'d Ut meek. Contra. t
a a a. a
tor building and machinery baa i-u
a wared. Djehouae will be UM9 feet m
size, and t a parity tll be from Kfl to
l.OtKi dozen. Fine rtbbej underwear Ss
the mill's prod", t.
Indian Head llllla or Alabama. Cor
dova. Ala . in Installing rt-Olroma man
ufactured by the Draper Company of
Hopedale. Maaa. Ihls machinery take
the pla. e of diacarded loom a. iTba
statement eiplalna report mentioned
last week that company Intended to
build a naddltlon.f
Memrs. W. II. Maglll. T. K II. Mr.
Croskey. G. O. Rirkaelt. R. C. Kefsu
ver and M. O. Wright nave Incorporat
ed MadlfeODtllle Knitting Mills of Mad
laonvllle. Tenn. The rompany Is capi
talized at 125.000. and will build a ho
siery mil), detaiht of wblrh Lave not
Newtos N. (.) Hosiery Mills wilt
install additional mah1nery. ln reaa
Ing Ita dally output from fcOO to 1.000
dozen pairs. A portion of the new
equipment will be adapted for produc
ing fine mercerized hosiery. Company
present capital is $:t.OO0. and 1M per
sons are employed.
Mers. W. M. Ilatner. . II. Harlow.
A. J. C. Cottingham. T. A. Dillon, n.
L. Moore. W. Star khoure. J. F. Itetben.
J. II. David and It. P. llam-r. Sr.. hat
Incorporated Maple Cotton Mills to
build plant at Dillon. S. C. Tbe capital
stock Is f 100.000.
A. M. Hatcher ic Co. of Ilotmton.
Texas., have made proposition for -s-tahlinment
of cotton ro.'H at Knnla.
Texas. Messrs. J. II. Armftrong. W. L.
Harper. J. W. Story and others of Kn
nis will endeavor to met tbe ferma cf
A. M. Hat ber of HotiMon. Tesas.
has submitted proposition to Marlin
Business League for establishment of
$2j0.(K0 cotton mill. Marlin Investo-s
are nkcd to subscribe for $100,000 of
stock and donate foity arc-a of land
as site for the plant.
Griffin iGa.) Knitting Mills haa let
contract for the erection of a mill
building. This company has Ita plant
established, nparatlng twelve knitting
machines, and probably Intends to add
more machinery. New building will
Oriental Textile Co.. Houston. Tex
as, has increased capital from $K
to $100,000 for the purpoae of doublin
gs plant for man-ifas turtng camel
hair yarn. It haa purchased alte on
which to erect addition.
' Messrs. L. W. C. Clalock of Guld
ville, S. C: George Johnstone cf New
berry. S. C: W. G. Chllds and W. II.
Lylea of Colombia. S. C. have Incor
porated Banna Cotton Mills, with cap
ital fctock of SlOO.OGit. ;
Messrf. R. P. Hamer, Jr.. W. M.
Hatiicr. D. M. Carmkbael and Allen
Edcns have Incorporated Hanier Cot
ton Mills to build plant at Dillon. H.
C. Its capital stock Is placed at $100.
000.. Opelika (Ala.) Cotton Mills will In.
crease capital from $100.000 to $150,00')
in order to erect additional building!
and Install more machinery. Details
hare not been announced.
Kesler Manufacturing Co. of Sails
bury, N. C, has purchased additional
building and will Install 5Cr5 spin
dles. Further details as to the Im
provements will be announced later.
M. A. Stokes of Savannah. Ga., con
templated establishing knitting mill Vt
cost from Z0QQ to $10,000. The pro
duction of hosiery is proposed.
Oakdale Cotton Mills. Jamestown. N.
C. contemplates building an additional
mill. The company now has S344 pln
dles .and Is capitalized at $50,000. Its
stockholders have fpr soma time been
considering the erection of an addition
'and is now endeavoring to bare the
proposed Raleigh & Western Railroad
build Its line by Jamestown. This Is
desired in tbe interest of more equit
able freight rates.
It is reported that N. F. Thonipsoa
of Birmingham. Ala., is negotiating
with Eastern capitalists to furnish
capital for the erection of a Urge cot
ton mill near Florence. Ala. Mr.
Thompson and associates hare peti
tioned Congress for permission to de
velop the power cf the Muscle Sboala.
near Florence, and In connection with
this development the mill Is contem
plated. It j claimed that from $20
000 to $3.000.0CO will be InTerttd In the
joint entsrpriacs if the rights at ths
shoal3 are secured.