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RALEGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MARCH 5. I90:t.
Vatts liquor bill
of the New
lNY my features in it.
1 raffle and flanufacturc Confined
lo Incorporated Towns- Ojhcr Pro
he following is the text of the
i jtts LHP
f:ion 1. That It shall be unlaw
ti 1 for any person or persona, flrra or
jcrtporUlon to manufacture, seii or
K..aerwj illnpow of fo.- gain any spir
i"'jus, vinous or malt liquors or intox-
atinjr bitters wllliiu the Stale of
Jorth Carolina eiorji in incorporated
(c J-x ri'i towad wh"rln the. Hal; or
..Inu'ji ture of liquor Ih not or may
ot u realtor tc prohibited by law or
filiated by Npcclnl statute: Provide d.
li4 in t shall uot be construed t; foroJ.il
th- Halo of biuh Bpirituoua. vinoiM or
: Alt liquor by dn.s eLsti for sickness
v.ti thu 1 f r I f f n n mi i. ri rt liin tf 1 P -
t Jly quallfhwl physician having such
S.;k person under ii La ''barge; Provided
Jutther, that thii act .-shall not be con
strued an to aooly to win or eder
fiaaniifactiired from grapes, berries or
jfifiitB raised on the landa or the person
raqf umnufa' turln;, or purchased by the
manufacturer from the growers thcre
c; Provided further, that this act shall
kit he construed to apply t brandy
fcinufactured from fruit or grapes aud
feold In original packages of uut less
Shtin five gallon,
taction 2. That it shall be unlawful
ot any person, persona, firm jr cor
Jiolatiou to nmuufacture, sell or othcr
3vie dispose of for gain any spirituous,
Vittyius or malt liquors or intoxicating
jbltt'Trt, except uh liereiuhefore provid
ed,? in Incorpor.'ited city or town, with
out first obtaining, as provided by law,
1 ense therefor both from the board
pt roinmissionerb ot" the county ia
rhie.lt tsaid town or city is situated,
n from the board of aldermen of
tlt councllmen, or the governing au
Ihcfities, by whatever name called, of
tall city or town.
f Action 2. That any person violat
ing the provisions of this act with rcf
frctice to the sale or disposition for
fiifc or Fpintuous. vinous or mai:
isttnrs or intoxicating bitters, shall be
tullfy of a misdemeanor, and, upon
ienVietlon, shall be imprisoned not ex
celling six months or fined not exceed-
H2j$200, or both, In the discretion of
miction 4. That any person violating
ie provisions of this act with refer-
nqr to the manufacture of spirituous.
Incus or malt liquors or intoxicating
itters shall be guilty of a misdtmea-
cA and shall, upon conviction, be im
xijoned not less than four months
ci more than two years; and upon a
eond conviction of a similar oftense
Jh4 person shall be deemed guilty of
I. felony, and shall be imprisoned not
r than one nor more tnan time
j-s. and lin?d not lesa than one luiu
dollars nor more than one thou-
ml dollars, or both, at the discretion
lurction o. uiiit any p
Iiail make any prescript
3tcr.se of sickness, for 1
Znz or abetting any i
Section 5. That any physician wno
tion, except m
the purpose of
person or per-
rj who ate not bona fide under Ins
j-ge, to purchase any intoxicating
lors contraiy to the provisions of
1$ act, and any druggist who shall
tjlicate the prescription of a physt-
tt for intoxicating liquors ror any
fcrson or persons not bona fide under
$ charge, without the written direc
o of the physician who gave the
i4c, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
:4 upon conviction, shall be fined or
nprisoned. or both, in the discretion
Uhe court, for each and every of
o; and all druggists selling intoxi-
tlng liquors by prescript ion as afore
IJ shall keep a record thereof, which
"ll bear the true dates of the sales.
lbe subject at all times to the m
ition of the solicitor of the district.
jof the mayor and police officers
tne city or town in which said urug-
Vs business is located, and all otner
Mons". and any such druggist failing
keen the record aforesaid, or refus-
fejto permit examination of such rec-
fi ly the officers named, and all otner
Fions. shall be guilty of a misemea-
Jrj and fined or imprisoned, or botn.
tiie discretion of the court.
fiction . It shall be unlawful for
.ylperson to sell wine manufactured
r4 fruit or grapes grown by himself
quantities less than one gallon, and
4 J wine shall not be drunk upon the
:niscs where sold. Any person Yio
flrsjp the provisions of this section,
Jhet by selling In quantities of less
tnjone gallon or by drinking wine
p tpe premises wnere soia, snail ue
;;y ot a misaeameanor, ana pumuu-
3 at tne discretion oi me court;
led. that the provision of section
ILjll not apply to churches wishing
F'0cure wine for communion service.
Jkion 7. That it shall be the duty
governing body of any city or
tn upon tho petition of one-third
)for the registered voters tneriin,
' . . n i 1
were refeiSiereu ror me preceding
icipal clectipn, to order an election
hcld, after thirty days' notice, in
lear in wjiich the petition may be
. texcept within ninety days of any
, eounty or general election, in time
io nntlno tn hp riven as above re-
Ircl, to detcmine: 1, Whether intox-
ing liquors shall be manufactured in
city or town. 2, whether bar-
a or saloons shall be established
id city or town. 3. Whether dis-
ries shall be established in said
or town. And any such election
be ordered to determine any one
o or all of said questions, as the
ioners may designate in their po-
; Provided, that such election
not be held oftener than once in
Ion 8. Whenever such election
be held, the same shall be con-
and held under the samo rules
gulations provided by the laws
th Carolina regulating municipal
.Jtk 9. That whenever the gov-
hnriv nf anv aneh ritv nr tnwn
sjrder any such election, they
rovide one box to detemine the
p o! manufacture of liquors, if
iestion ia to be voted upon; oar
box to d'-tfrmlni tho til, by falooos.
If fah qu-st!on to b vrtei upon:
and cue box to t-riijie th; sale by
diepasarles. If auch qutet'oa is to be
voti i'p an. Any person catitltd to vote
for rat-tubers rf the General Au'ablr
(shall bav? XI" ri;ht to vote at such
elections in all tbc boxes provided, and
every such voter vho is in favor o the
rr.fcnuiacUire or taioxuaung liquor
shall vot a tirket 0a which ihall be
written or printed the words. 'Tor DLs-
tlllerl's." end all opposed to the manu
facture of intoxicating liquors shall
vote a ticket on which shall be written
or printed the words. "Against Difctil
leries;' 'and every such voter who ia In
favor of bar-reoms or saloons shall
Totr; a ticket on which shall bt writ,
ten or printed the words, "For Sa
loons' 'and all oppeieed to them shall
vrjte a ticket on which shall be written
or printed the words, "Against Sa
loons;" and every such voter who is in
favor of dispensaries shall vote a tick
et on which shall be written or printed
the words, "For Dispensaries,' 'and all
Opposed to them shall vote a ticket on
which shall be written or printed the
v.onLs. "Against Dispensaries." Such
tickets shall be of white paper and
Hertlon 10. That if a majority of
the vstcs cast in any such election shall
be "Against Distilleries," when that
question is voted upon, then it shall u
unlawful for any such person, firm or
corporation to manufacture any intox
icating liquors in such city or town
until another election. But if a major
lty of tb votes cast in any such elec
tion in any city or town ahall be "For
Distilleries," then it shall be lawful to
manufacture and sell at wholesale in
toxicating liquors In such city or town:
I'rovided, that thi3 section shall not be
coustruvd to authorize the manufac
ture of Intoxicating liquors in any such
town excw upon a full compliance
with the conditions and requirement!
which may now or hereafter be im
posed by law.
Sertion 11. That If a majority of the
votes in any such election in any city
or town shall be "Against Saloons,"
then it shall be unlawful for the coun
ty commissioners of any such county,
or the governing body of any such
town, to grant license for the sale of
any intoxicating liquors, and any per
son engaging In the sale of any such
liquors shall be .guilty of a misde
meanor, and shall be punished at the
discretion of the court.
Section 12. That if a majority of the
votes cast at any guch election shall be
"Against Dispensaries," then it shall
be unlawful to establish any dispensary
in such city .or town until another elec
tion shall be held reversing such elec
tion. But if a majority of the votes cast
at any such election be "For Dispen
saries," then the board of commission
ers of such city or town shall establish
a dispensary therein.
Section 13. That whenever it shall be
come lawful under the provision of this
act to establish a dispensary in any
city or town, the governing body of
said city or town shall appoint three
commissioners from the voters of said
city or town, who in the election voted
for said dispensary, whose duty it
shali be to conduct such dispensary
under such rules and regulations, and
with s'.tc'i officers and employes as may
bo prescribed End allowed by the gov
crning body of said city or town, who
Ehail Mx the compensation of said com
missioners and their officers and em
ployes. Section 11. No liquor of any kind
shall be sold in said dispensary on
Sunday or election days, and said dis
pensary shall never be open or liquor
sold therein before sunrise or altar
sunset on any day. The prices at which
said liquor shall be sold shall be fixed
by said dispensary board: Provided, all
sales shall be for cash and at a prolit
not to exceed 0 per centum of the cost
thereof. No liquor shall be sold in said
dispensary except in unbroken pack
ages or bottle3, which shall contain
not less than one-half pint and not
more than one quart; and it shall be
unlawful for said manager or other
person to open any such package or
bottle in the premises; and the said
manager shall not allow loafing, loiter
ing or drinking on the premises and
any person refusing or falling to leave
said premises after being ordered to do
so by said manager shall be guilty of
a misdemeanor, and fined not more
than fifty dollars or imprisoned not
more than thirty days. It shall be thef
duty of the manager to keep a register,
on which shall be kept a record of the
names of persons to whom any liquor
Is sold, the quantity sold, price paid,
and dates of sale; Provided fnrther,
that said register shall be open only to
the inspection of the dispensary board
and its employes, and the contents
thereof shall not be published. No in
toxicating liquors shall be sold to any
minors, and the dispensary board shall
make such rules and regulations not
inconsistent with this act as may be
proper for the management of the dis
pensary. If the manager or clerk shall
procure any intoxicating liquors from
any person other than those that the
dispensary board shall direct, and offer
the same for sale, or shall adulterate
or cause to be adulterated any intoxi
cating, spirituous, vinous or malt li
quors by mixing with coloring matter
or any drug, or ingredient whatever, or
shall mix the same with water or with
liquor or different kind of quality, or
shall make a false entry in any book
of returns required by this act, he shall
oe guilty or a misdemeanor.
Section 15. That in any, town in
which a dispensary is established
under the provisions of this act it shall
be unlawful for any person, firm or
corporation to sell or otherwise dis
pose of for gain any intoxicating li
quors other than in the mainner pro
vided for sale in the dispensary as
aforesaid. Any person violating thia
section shall be guilty of a misde
meanor, and fined or imprisoned, or
both, in the discretion of the court.
Section 16. That said dispensary
commissioners shall make quarterly
settlements with the governing body of
said -city or town, and that said gov
erning bqdy shall, within ten days
after such settlement, pay one-half of
the net profits of said dispensary into
the treasury of the county In which,
said city or town is located, for the
benefit of the public schools of salcj
Section 17. That any officer or em
ploye of a dispensary established under
the provisions of this act who shall
violate any of the rules and regulations
prescribed by the governing body of
the city or town in which said dis
pensary is located, or by rdispensary
co:nral3lone:s a hrc5o:ovid3 r-
which aaid rule an J ii'ution are
hereby declared to be vjttlnaacts of
said city or town, shall juilty of a
misdemeanor, and shall.Von convic
tion, b. fined or Iraprlso 1m. or both,
in the- discretion of the cSh.
Section 18. That the governing body
of any city or town in which a dl?n
aary shall b established under the pro
visions of this act. shall have power to
fit the ternrs of office of the dispensary
commissioners provided for herein, and
determine the amount of bonds requir
ed from Bald comtnlaaioners and offi
cers, and shall have) the power to re
move any or ail of such commissioners
and any officers or employes appoint
ed by such commissioners, for good
Section 19. That nothing in this act
shall be construed to repeal, alter or
amend any special act prohibiting or
regulating the manufacture and sale of
liquors in any locality, township,
county or Incorporated city or town.
Section 20. That this net shall be in
force from and after July 1, 1902.
A SUNDAY SESSION.
Congress tio Busy to "Reraembil
thii Sabbath Day."
The IIouso held a four-hour session
Sunday and put the District of Colum
bia bill through its last parliamentary
stage, in the face of the Democratic
filibuster. The previous question on
the conference report on the Alaskan
homestead bill ws ordered and the
vote on Its adoption will be taken
when the House reconvenes at 11
o'clock tomorrow morning. That was
the net result of the Sunday sessioa.
Although it was Sunday by the cal
endar, it was still Thursday, Febru
ary 26th, according to parliamentary
fiction. The Democrats put a block in
the legislative wheel at every oppor
tunity and it required six roll-calls to
accomplish rhat was done. Large
crowds watched the proceedings from
When Speaker Henderson dropped
the gavel at noon, Mr. Richardson, the
minority leader, was on his feet. He
announced, that there was evidently
no quorum" present and that the House
could do no business on Sunday with
out a quorum. Thereupon, on motion
of Mr. Payne, the majority leader, a
call of the House was ordered. The
doors were closed and the sergeant-at-aims
was instructed to bring in absen
tees. At the conclusion of the call 41
members had appeared, more than a
quorum, and Mr. McCIeary, of Min
nesota, called up the conference re
port on the District of Columbia ap
propriation bill. Mr. Underwood, of
Alabama, undertook to interpose the
point of order that the bill had not
been completed, but the speaker ruled
that a quorum having appeared, busi
ness would proceed. The doors which
meantime had been opened, however, j
were again closed by the direction of
the speaker on Mr. Underwood's point
oi order that further proceedings un
der the call had not been dispensed
with by the action of the House. After
a brief explanation of the report,
against the protests of various Demo-
crats who desired to be heard, it was
adopted, 144 to 59. There was another
roll-call on ordering the previous
question on the Alaskan homestead
bill, which was presented to Mr.
Lacey, Republican, of Iowa. A half
dozen points of order raised by the
Democrats were ruled out and the
chair declined to entertain all ap
peals on the ground that they were
dilatory. At .:55 p. m., the House re
cessed until 11 o'clock tomorrow, with
the motion to adopt the conference re
port on the Alaskan bill.
The House committee on banking
and currency by a strict party vote,
authorized a favorable report on the
currency bill introduced by Represen
tative Fowler, chairman of .the com
mittee. In reporting the bill the com
mittee says: "In addition to provid
ing for the- issue and circulation of na
tional bank notes the object of this
measure is to immediately put back
Into circulation any money the govern
ment may collect through its customs
receipts as well as through its collec
tion from internal revenue. The avail
able cash balance now in the Treas
ury is $622,6G7,882. To this amount
there is now in national bank de
positaries 147,755,200, leaving a ret
balance in the Treasury of $71,994,
454. If we deduct $50,000,000 as a
necessary working balance for the
Treasury, we shall have only $21,
094,454 to mecjt the demand on the
Treasury growing out of the Panama
transaction, which will call for $50,
000,000. It is evident that the govern
ment will not have any additional
mcney to deposit with national banks
for the next six or eight months. The
effect of this will be to release the
total amount of bonds now deposited
t' secure government deposits, viz:
$125,000,000 of government bonds and
$22,000,000 of State and other bonds,
now held by the Treasury in addition
thereto, as security for such deposits.
The bonds so released may then be
used by the banks ior further increas
ing their bond-secured circulation,
which will undoubtedly be much
needed durins the comlne- fall
The Senate spent three hours Sun
day in eulogies of four deceased mem
bers of the House. Messrs. Martin, of
Virginia; Gallinger, of New Hamp
shire; Perkins of, California; Clay, of
Georgia, and Daniel, of Virginia,
spoke of the late Peter J. Otey. of Vir
ginia. Messrs. Pritehard, of North
Carolina, and Mallory. of Florida.
spoke of the late James Moody, of
worth Carolina, uthers spoke of the
late James Tongue, of Oregon. At the
conclusion of the addresses the several
resolutions of regret were adopted,
and as. a further mark of respect, the
Senate at 3 o'clock adjourned until to
morrow at 11 o'clock.
Accused of Killing Three Wives.
Indianapolis, Special. Albert A.
Knapp, formerly of Hamilton, O., wa3
taken by the police from the home of
his bride on a charge of murder. The
police say that the wife at whose house
Knapp was arrested and whose maiden
name was Anna May Gamble, is
Knapp's fourth wife, and that the
others have disappeared in a manner
which warrants investigation. Knapp
House and Senate Vigorously at the
Work Assigned Them.
THE REVENl'E BILL.
At 11: IS Monday the Hoaae weat
Into committee of the whole to resume
consideration of the rev ecu bilL
Judjje Graham asked to be relieved of
the chairmanship of the committee of
the whole some remarks to make on
the bill. He had been unable to agree
fully with the majority of the finance
committee on koase cf the provisions
recommened. Mr. Smith, of Gate, was
Section 4. reining to corporation
taxes payable to State Treasurer, was
Set-lion 5. relating tG "tax exemp
tions repealed" was considered next.
This section ia designed to repeal ail
laws exempting from taxation all prop
erty liable to taxation except property
belonging to the State and municipal
corporations, and property held for the
benefit of churches, religious societies,
charitable, educational or benevolent
Institutions or. orders, and also ceme
teries. Provided, That no property
whatever held or used for investment,
speculation or rent, shall be exempt.
The foregoing wa3 amended by add
ing the words "unless said rent shall
be usd exclusive for charitable or be
iievolent purposes or the interest upon
the bonded indebtedness of said re
ligious, charitable of benevolent insti
tutions." That amendment was ac
cepted by the chairman of the finance
Mr. Itoberson. of Guilford, moved to
amend by exempting the property ot
fair associations. Mr. Gattis moved to
amend the amendment by saying this
exemption shall not apply to fairs
where games of chance and other im
moral and fake attractions are allow
ed. The amended amendmeut was
Section , the inheritance tax provis
ion, was opposed by Messrs. Brittain,
of Randolph; King, of Pitt, and White,
of Halifax. Judge Graham and Gov
ernor Doughton explained the section
i -and it whs adopted.
Section 7, providing when heirs, leg-
atecs, etc., are discharged from liabil
ity was adopted.
Section 8, providing that if tnx is
not paid at the erd of two years after
death of decendent, C per cent, pea- an
num shall be charged thereon until
paid, was adopted.
Section '9, providing for the deduc
tion of tax by executors, etc., was
adopted, and the committee at 1:30
rose and made its report to the House.
PASSED THIRD READING.
To authorize commissioners of Hen
derson county to levy special tax to
repair court house. Amended by Hoey
to leave the matter of issuing bonds
ta vote of the people.
j To allow the city of Charlotte to fund i
j special tax to meet same.
To amend and revise the charter or
the town of China Grove.
For the better working of the roads
of Burke county.
To establish graded schools in Nash
To authorizze the issue of bonds by
Gaston county to improve the public
To incorporate the town of Buie's
Creek, in Harnett county.
House bill: To repeal chapter 410,
laws 1899, relating to Rutherford dis-
Senate bill: To amend chapter 89,
Senate bill: To amend chapter 645,
acts 1901, relating to Statesville.
Senate bill: To prevent the depreda
tion of domestic fowls in Forsyth.
The Senate bill to revise the pilotage
laws of the port of Wilmington came
up. Senator Erown said that he in
troduced this bill by request, but he
did not consider it a local bill, in that
it affected all the people who shipped
there. He "did not expect the bill to
pass over the Senator from Bruns
wick's opposition and he would not re
sist that Senator, but he thought it
ought to pass.
Senator Bellamy made a speech
against the bill saying the enemies of
the pilots are the lumber trust and the
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company.
The bill would ruin the pilot3 and Wil
mington. Mr. Pharr, as a member of the mi
noritv of the committee, favored the
Mr. Brown said the bill was favored
by many leadiag business men of Wil
mington and shippers through the
port. The bill was deferred till next
House bill: To extend limits of Hob
good. House bill: To restore local self
government to Perquimans.
House bill: To amend the stock law
in Ashe county. Mr. Wellborn said
that ha was opposed to the bill 'and
demanded a roll call. This was given
and he voted aye.
House bill: To make place of deliv
ery of liquor the place of sale in, High
House bill: For stock law election in
House bill: To repeal chapter 647,
laws of 1SQ1, affecting stock law in
House bill: To restors self-government
House bill: To liquidate debt of Mad
House bill: To bridge across Tow
To amend and consolidate charter of
To establish, graded school at Haw
flaking Good Progress.
The House has made good progress
on the Revenue Bill. Several sections
were disposed on Wednesday.
THE PENSION BILL.
The pension bill was considered as a
special order at 11 o'clock. It asks for
the same appropriation as vwas given
two years ago, $200.000. ' Mr. Parker,
of Halifax, chairman of the committee
on pensions, made an eloquent appeal
for the old soldiers. Several snort
speeches were made and the bill pass
ed second and third readings.
At the night session of the House
Mr. Walters introduced a bill to pro
vide for working the public roads of
.Caswell and Catawba. The bill to
amend the public school law with ref
erence to the election of county hoards
of education1 passed final reading.
Amendments to exempt Yadkin, Cher
okee. Wilkes, Davie, Buncombe, Surry,
Swais. Alexander aal McDowell tt
Bills were pas-J as folioT-.it To la
corporate the IlalelKh Trust. Sfr and
Deposit Company; faorins rjitc o!
Appalachian Paik bill by Cuztmi.
regarding the election of l'n:tei Mi'.ea
Senators by a direct vcte of the ,
ple: to preserve birds in Union covnty.
The Iloue went Into com n t tee of
the whole fer the further coat iteration
of the revenue hill. Lr'ia⁣ w.th sec
tion S5. relat nc. to the tax oa Sn:e
banks and private tankers. Tc er
tica provided a tax of II ca tr.ry
033 dollars ctapic-fd ac capital i3ie
ry tnoved to rraVe the tax DO i cts :
fteaJ of 11. The anealuicn: 'a:
and the section attested
Section 56 levying a tai of 1100 oi
agents of packing houses was adopted.
Section 57 which provides that a tax
of $200 be placed on all breweries aal
a tax of JS0 on agents of breweries in
each place the business Is carried on.
Section 58 as adopted Imposes a tax
of 20O as license on each oil company
doing business in the State and SO
cents on each 5100 worth cf sales.
Section 59 provides a graduated tax
on dealers in futures according to the
population of the town where business
is carried on; In towns of less than
6.000 toQ; more than 5,000 and less than
10;000 $100; more than 10,000 and lesj
than 15,000 $200; more than 15.000 $300.
This refers to trading in what is com
monly known as "futures."
Section GO is in reference tc the tax
on liquor dealers. It imposes a tax cf
$150 semi-annually on dealers selling
in quantities of less than flTe gallons;
five gallons and more, $'J00; rectifying.
$200; malt liquors exclusively. $50.
These amounts are to be collected
every six months. Each connty shall
levy a like tax far county Turposes.
Mr. Morton moved to amend by
making th- annual tax $300 on retail
dealers; $300 on rectifying; $500 on
wholesale; two-thirds to go tf the
Stote and one-third to the county. This
he declared, is double the license tax
nd as much as the business will
Mr. Graham moved to attend by re
quiring dealers in liquors to pay 10
cents for every gallon xA liquor gold.
5 cents for every gallon of wine. 5
cents for every gallon cf malt liquors,
5 cents for every gallon of medicated
bitters or other beverage that will pro
Dealers shall makke monthly report3
and it shall be considered perjury to
make uny false return, punishable by
heavy fine and imprisonment. Judge
Graham estimated that the tax would
raise $54,000 a year.
Mr. Gattis moved to amend by mak
ing the tax on recall dealers $10 Oeach
six months in3tead of $150i Mr. Mor
ton's aanendment was lest. Mr. Gra
ham's vas withdrawn, an-1 Mr. Gattis'
was adopted. Section f.O as amended
Section CI and C2 relating to dealers
in rice beer, medicated bitters, drag- i Pr eo mr,;i., n,0 portmite- ref;:j;ii
gists selling liquors, are the same as ior -,v'1 rP r't-c 'n "'Jn way. U -now
in force. jrause she i? colored, and reoiic:iag
Section 63 places a tax on grain deal-i'har ?,.p.r'li-"'tion be rf?nml:"ef .1.
! ers based upon the number of bushels
i adopted provides for a
x to bo applied one-half
! Section C4 as
i P.tnte linnnr t.ix
! to the Treasury, and the'other half to
the treasury of the county board of cd-
( l(JtI 111 II 11 r 1 l?HIlLiiA.LllUll Id' Ui
ci : r i i O
! per cent, on receipts from dispensaries.
Mr. Kinsland moved to exempt the
j Wayrcsville dispensary
j PASSED FINAL READING.
An act to incorporate the Bank of
j An act to regulate fishing in Roa
I noke river.
TRUSTEES OF THE STATE UNI
i VERS IT Y.
The Senate and House met at 12
o'clock in joint session to elect trus
tees of the State University. The fol
lowing were chosen:
M. J. Hawkins, of Warren; E. M.
Armficld, of Guilford; Victor S. Bryant
of Durham; C. Thomas Bailey, of
Wake; W. H. S. Burgwyn, of Halifax;
R. B. Creecy, of Pasquotank: John W.
Graham, of Orange; Chas. W. Worth,
of New Hanover; F. G. James, of Pitt;
R. B. Red wine, of Union; R. A. John
son, of Richmond; J. O. Atkinson, of
Alamance: Walter Murphy, of, Rowan;
Fred L. Carr. of Greene; Perrin Bus
bee, of Wake; Chas. McNamee, cf Bun
combe; Lee T. Mann, of Gaston: Geo.
Rountree, of New Hanover; Z. V.
Walser, of Davidson; F. D. Winston,
Owen H. Guion. of Craven, was elec
ted in place of W. T. McCarthy, de
ceased, for term ending November SO,
1905. The following fcr same tern:
William R. Kenan, of New Hanover,
in place of William H. Chadbourn. de
ceased; J. Allen Holt, of Guilford, in
place of George E. Butler; A. H. Gallo
way, of Rockingham, in place of Thos.
B. Keogh; A. W. Graham, of Granvilie.
in place of Edward H. Meadows; Thos.
S. Rollins, of Madison, in place of Yv
The following for the term ending
November 30, 1907: Daniel E. Iludgin.
of McDowell county.ia place of John
A. Robebling. resigned.
The following for the Jena ending
November 30, 1903: George Stephen3
of Mecklenburg, in place of Warren G.
Mr. M. O. Sherrill was re-elected
State Librarian, and the joint session
A Din n resort .. inanrjctio
branding o: c-cun se?d meal was
discussed at s":r-e k"g-h. ;.!r. McNeill,
ot Scotland, opposed tbe bill, saying
he believed It discriminated against
the farmers. ?Ie3srs. Daughtridge. of
Edgecombe; White, of Halifax; Whit
aker, of Wake, and Scott. "of Alamance,
all large farmers, favored the bill, be
lieving there was no discrimination in
the bill. The bill passed its several
readings and was sent to the Senate
An act to incorporate Bethel Baptist
church, in Orange county.
COKTISTJID OS THIBD PAO!
Judge Tompkins Dead.
Atlanta, Ga., SpeclaL Judge Henry
B. Thompkins, a well-known lawyer
and jurist, died at his residence here
aged 57. He served in the Confederate
army and after the war practiced law
In Memphis and Savannah before lo
cating In Atlanta. Judge Tompkins
served on the Superior Court bench for
ITHE PAPERS -FILED
The UdliioU Cafe Pn.c::d
WHAT IS KNGVtN A3 IT If.
Postmaster Oeoerat Payne S nJ the
Letters B.vr'ng cath:Cactuti
Washington. Social. rv:mi:er
Genvral Payne fcrwaraVJ to the ns-
ate an the papers in the ca.- of the
laiiancla. M.sa.. potted e. w&ica loot
office was di,cr.t!suej t the adj n
lH:aMon because cf the far.Vj ai)ir
donment of tfce offlre by Us c-jro jk it
mistrvss. Minnie V. Cox. The corre
spniencc shawa that A. IL Week, a
tn ther-ln-law of Maor DarU. of la
clancia. beia hi can!idaky f,.r the
retrace S3 against the negro incum-
unt aa rar ba .i as Ann! 1. m. h-a
he legaa senJin a long serif of let
ters aaJ t-.legrams to the lepartmeat.
Tb paper include an extract f.-o:a a
letter cf a t JfnVe e fflclal daUd
February 23. 1'j'C. narrating a roav:
satlon which, it states, tojk place at
Biloxi. Mis. !n this letter Mayor Davlj
ot Indlr-nola. i quoted aa sarin that
if Minnie Tox should again take charge
C th IndiauMa postofflce "she mould
t her neck broken InslJe of ir.v.
hDur." On January 2, last. Jhn C.
li12 aed tSal "r.
ney at New O. leans, telegraphed to As
fimnt Attorney Oneral Pradt. at
Washington, that the:v are micterou.
r.e-ro county and municipal o flit-era
serving under Derr.onatlc a laiKUtra
tions through the Southern States.
Mayo;- Dav's. of lndianola. wrote the
Fourth Ass!t.int P r.tmaster . ; neral
on January Z last, requesting c-j;les of
all letters writt -n the Dpartmnt re
garding the p."stome and stated that
ro ro.-tmastcr was requested by nil of
the citizens to continue In rfllre.
Fcwtj, i sFisrant Po-tmaMer Itrlotow
declined to furnish the copies of th-
letters. The correspondence shows that
A. U. Weeks wrote the Department
several lett"r3 during last April. In on
af which he requested that he be ap
pointed af on-e. and In a letter datej
ay 0. 1302. he stated that he was an
xious to ct the appointment, supple
menting this n June 2 with a Mier
urging his cwn appointment and giv
ins rcasor.s why It should b made.
On September 19. he wrote the Fourth
?r,;tant I-'tmaster General that
Ith" r, T-'s.a determined effort of the
i1;" ''clo0(r :' 'vc-xs wrote tue ires
; j !ir mar r. m i ir.o assurnnr? rt M . -
; :i. ii. .ii i-- : f i : iis-.iu r;ITl r M.-
r5p Ccx. t!i p:,strnartcr. "that she will
forward hrr rrslcnatifin In the r.-:;'.
iff w davs." anl p. creating his own an-
n' 'n. rn eiour.d 'hnt.he wa.
" C:U' v-,vt ;rp: :,ii a:i at nVn-
only v,i"t :;rp
fin I lr "ot" hrr 1? V r ..-.
wi " - '- i a. in
I ,,J'-S-Jrrt wo.ilc'. i.e lal t j
i tao to Was i:l niton f-i hat it r -:! J
ne cccn r.nw crmp?'.ent he . :; iys
, rJi':r r;e v.toip ti:3t w.-s ti-e rn v
or.;' frtT.d th .id in ration 1::-
r.io" te white p..-p'
Jnd inter Ir fcwardrd
a petition ri
i-olorcd ciiizr-r.s of Ini:ar.o!a find
r'cir.ity in behalf rf Ms anointment.
On Janu.iry 1. he v.-r te the- Pre-!.! ?.nt
that the p?stm?ste-r ha? aV-and-nvd
the cifice; pressed his rl.-.irr..i far the
appoint.-ncjit and E.iid that he v;cu!.i
be glrvl to have the President v.i e him.
io qualify. Later u wrote the Pic?i
3rnt twice ssMn? that th rtsffice be
rrtillisiird. statin? tht Minnie Co-:
wc;:i l r ?t take charge of the o.Ti."
Jgnir. an l urrJns his own appjintmnt.
The p-ris also show thst p- veral
other car.ciif'v.r.T, notably John Sharir
?y M".n?gonery. Mrs. h. D. V.'al:-.
Miss Mark Hi:k;: Hotran and Mrs. L'l
lian Green, applied for th" rmc in
October on the under Ftvdln? that
Minnie Cox had tendered, or was about
tr tender. h?r resignation. Inspector
Fitzgerald, on December 1". R-.ibmittel
i (Tetailed report re-lative to the cir
cumstances which, cause? the p?cp'e of
fndianola to order W. W. C;x. a rail
way postal clerk, and two o'h-?- rer
sens. to lcive that place, presumably
n account of their color.
An Extra Session.
Washington. Special! The President
has signed a proclamation calling an
extra session of the Senate of the
Fifty-eighth Congress, to meet March
5th. The proclamation follows:
"By tbe President of the United
States of Amerca.
"Whereas, Public Interests require
th2t the Senate should convene In ex
traordinary session; therefore, I Theo
dore Roosevelt. President of the Unit
ed States cf America, do hereby pro
claim and declare that an extraordi
nary occasion requires the Senate of
the United States to coavene at the
capitol in the city of Washington on
the 5th day of March next, at 12 o'clock
noon, of which all .persons who shall
at that time be entitled to act as mem
bers of that body are hereby required
to take notice.
"Given under my hand and tLe seal cf
the United States at Washington,
the 2nd day of March In the year of
our Lofd one thousand nine hundred
and three-pnd of the Independence of
the United States the one hundred
and twenty-seventh. .
"By the President;
"Secfctxry cf State."
No flore Liquor at Capitol.
Washington. Special. The conferees
on the immigration bill reached an
agreement. The bill remains practical
ly as amended by the Senate. The eda
cational test provided by the Hou3e Is
stricken out. The Senate provision for
the exclusion of anarchists was con
curred la. With the passage of the bill,
as agreed on by the conference com
mittee, intoxicating liquors can no
longer be sold In the capitoL
SlOiH Al .A!kY.l.
I M tl Wi.ik d
Ci;c.3.a N $,-.! tVe r
: clt el .or 5l. a -: tfek
r,.- tur,Sy cx rtlat a Ufie Vr
jet fe cf tie i t- VUt
L.oB Coil B4 rar t.r z0h f
rr:ittt injured. Tw t'rU
t-u ani arttea yeirt t a
. dogrrcrty hart aad tay t-A e,,
The nl!l a darsiird to tie n.fkt
Jot abort iO-X. Other l.t
j wAi.sc aUo fjiilsei
j The totta. in lt trat t r-r.
jatrutk the Aoa tVtu.j ia
;4tern iwt of Ite tfcv 1 i
atltet. hoe at tr S'-'.fJ If It
din of ?ii41e sad tb 4 -r : Uat.
tre us.5re cf the :.: us t' -.l ra4
mitbout tiitll It cruklicd It ;tiia
al! of tne t a stern ha'.f if t.Le oil!
and lifted tn aide of the t: aad
fo'.Jei U oer oa the uitcr Te
dettrufiticn tame la a rs .- at. tt
Lundrrl anl flft ftet : tr - o
r.oiDK the WttBl uu , jiifl
without srr.tcg ni fl ln4 fif-a
the o;utatlt anl !...?. t
loof th ita nraji.a n.'- r-.
hernia. Latta. (OcattrLatt xii i
puileys went fyliK M.' n. n h
paper. The mater fun . I :t! Ike
Uuk in the tower wtte tota aal tit
td like gren wltbe ao4 tJ-t-3!k of
water pouring In from abo &J
ded to the confusion of t- aful
wreck, the darWn anl t'- loar'.an
Only four or five o-ra;.. w:
hurt. Of thee two little g,r?t are
t rously injured aud n.ay tii r- jrr
One U Sidle, the twei -)ear-flJ
daughter of Jeff lleatty. ard te thrr
in Hi RSif the nfteen-eat-. il -I u-fchter
of John Lay. The little U-i:i girl
.orl:ed oa the day h!?t au huJ ut
fx.uie lu to tlean mi h-r i.luuux.
fi antes. Fhe wan found ra? 1 uc ut
the frame by me falling w5! !W hair
was tw.tted on the o!a at 1 b'u 1
wai r.ow!ng In J-t frvtn tfr luir
j mouth i gathta on t r VjJ Vh
Lay's Jaw and fine hnn 1 w i tr'um
t.Zii the Lack of hr h-ii i -.-n d.
A little girl ua.ued Sai.lh c.'l.ir
: .-'intivta were hurt, bwt a t - m -!
io.isly as the two nan e l. wii Han
rfs for life are painfully lulr. Tf e
rcjron niore were not caurht in tiit
fatal wall alley l ttat tbe null h3 -short
of night hand".
The damage to the rcl'l by wrl..
w lr.i and watr Is atojt IS fJ and tl
will like ly le six werls tx'.e it i
ruijning to its full rapacity.
A Ureal Flood at Pittsburr
Pittsb;.rg. Special. WJ:h r-.ry tiib-
j ula-y of the Alleghiny an l M ;nrj-
l.ela riveri emptying tj;reuu
i.:tu th'- bank3 of Ihif ti ttrcai:i
n J r.r.-iiia dowyn to the- im. ui wh r
they convc rtr tu fc-rni t!i'- 0:.ir. Pi;.
w as f.ivf .n a iit;-ii- n ..i;:-li
v.ii:b for i-J h::: in J;; A Uc.- ie
i A';ujf Jo ii' ou lori the.r i:'U f . r -
ic:ii.- frjui the water !;. j;:- ;
Hori'8. while mud .-.r.J .;.. i-.l
C'.?i oJifort below. ri!!!j ia the !,v. -lying
level;! through.t-i: ii. - a 'ot.
i.utuLcrin? between 10 ar ! :
"code d 2nd l'S.32 men r.:? n vt
I o; "0.k four or fve djy a.'h a
ivB.i or v.agf. oi nieie t'l.-a ..;..
Th? Ilea l 'a ah rn'rnl thru i t. .--tein
Pennsylvania. TK f ' rt a.n f vr
where ove rtio.v.-;! th:.- lankD, cau i
more or leAs cir-iag.' t. hj'ia-u anl
f;rr r, th-t lay In tt ir ojrJ. Dc
io An In i'ittftburj:. liars en 1 bar--n
er.ts of L'Js:n'sn hoi pes whi' h aie in
the K' neral f1;od fcclt. were Inf. lat J.
wh'l! In A5!"'henv tvo ra!lr-ja nere
tmiofriiiy pnralyzcd o-,n- to th--t?rtwhI:h
eeiVered the-ir trr. .. -pie
in the frkt r.ud third - of Al
lej heuy. htd to adopt Vfni- ::!.o'ii
or going to and froru their h-j i s.
Ar.:;?e wjrr-in? ha! txci r.-ltr. ty
rr p' of the res'd'ni end b::-i.r,e,
fi 3 threatened, in tin.- for theai tt
n a!.e pret.'irctiorn to tn.::i.T.L- l'in.
lac highest kI-rp ni V i ty the
swollen rivers at Pi:::'er.; was Z'J.i
fct &t the governnint da:r. at H-rr's
It-lanci. This wae ?t 6 o'ek ck In the
evening. It teeaire ftationary at tiu:
rrark and giaduaiiy began to ru'ji'Ce.
The cold weather '..tlth set ly ?.ti
nir.ht served to check the Cexl anl
preventel more se-rlous proportle.ru.
G rn tier Jon to Qat Lrc'.urirz
Jackfon. Miss.. Special. Gt;it'al
Johr. B. Gordon.' conjniiaJ?r-la- h.-
of th United Confederate Veteran.
whot suffered a severe attack of acute
Indigestion, while en route to tbU city
Thursday night, left for Texas. It is
reported that after Geir.-ral Gardon has
filled this season's lecture eagxgenjenu
he will retire from the lAatforai.
New Orleans. SpecJiL Mtrtlsg fc
six days. Icm tody of Stephen Fitxfer
ald. agent of the American Citrc-a
Company, in this c'.ty. tu taiten
frcca the old baEin canal. Mr. Fitter,
aid was last sa oa Saturizy a!gi.t.
when be boarded a tar ta go haae. Jf in
family suspected foal play and 1:1
brother. John FlUgcrald. came trozi
St. Loaia to JUJist ia the aearch. Tcvre
were no roarks of violence on the boly
and eo money had been taken from LU
pockets. It is probable that he fell In
to the canal by accident and was en
able to get out- Mr. KiUgvrald was
from Memphis, where his aged mother
and sister live.
D.. Thomas D ad.
Thomasville, Ga.. Special. Dr. T.
Galllard Thomas, of New York, a spe
cialist of note in women's dUeaw.
died suddenly at the Plsey Weed Wj
tel Saturday morning, of heart disease.
Dr. Thsmas. wlA his wife, was spend
ing the winter here. H wax la ap
parently vigorous health up t j Friday
night. During the night he complain
ed of feeling ill and two physiciaaa
were called. He continued to sink, and
this morning died. His body will be
eat to New York,