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RAI IGH, NORTH CAKOUN A, THURSDAY, MARCH 2G. W..
iiunin oiui ma m o
Item (ileancd From
Murphy to n.ntco.
A ).') rt-r was Friday granN- ! the
Asheillc Lurnl, r Comr.any. of Ash
vill. aj.irni $.'.-,.0;o. J. w. Rithr
font ittiJ otli'T'i !oe K!.oldiH.
Mr. Phillip H;.ru, who was kicked
In the ahflon:' n ,y a f o!t In bin barn
lot at Moekavllb- Tuesday ftft-noon,
dl'd at his l.oin.' in that place at 12
oVlork Thu.T..;.iy night a a re-milt of
hi.- i ii J 1 1 ri ;: .
An irn ' inli.iry 'In- Friday night de
Mroyed ! . 'n:; r !-tation and
freight wan hou.-i- (,f the Seaboard Air
l.ln at Vaugh.-in in Wain-n county. A
ron.-ddcrnhlo fjirmtity of freight wan
Ah yet no tiit' im nt can ho H'-curc-d
n to whether th" Haywood murder
t unc will or will rsot. Ix- 1 1 rl in
edgh thin inontli. The term of court is
only tn dnvs away. I!.th th; prose
cution, and the dT n -' art; keeping
very qniH, I m t it i-; known that the
nc-aiTh for witnesses hf . nfvi ceased.
J. S. Wynne, Kecivtary and treas
urer of the Raleigh Cotton Mills, of
Itahdgh, is authority for the state
merit that a new Fid on merger will be
formed by the al l of New York capi
tali : . t h , an 1 that the consolidation is
cxp cted to I.e clTectei early in April.
The Raleigh mills will enter the com
hination. The one hundredth annual conven
tion of th Kvangoilcnl Luthern Synod
and Ministcrium of North Carolina
will he held in St. John's church.
Salisbury, Rev. J. II. Wilson, pastor.
hegiliniii; April the 2Mb, l!)iK5, at 11
o'clock a. mi.; embracing the centen
nial celebration t the Synod, which
tak H jihif e- on the second day of May.
The printing fnm of Joseph J. Stone
& Co.. of ()r -dishorn, which has ju.st
liecn inc(ji p:n sited with an authorized
capital cf $loi), eon, has elected the
following n.Ticers: Joseph J. Stone,
In Md nt ; Charley (;. Harrison, secre
tary an 1 treasurer. Tlu capital has
been IimiiiuciI and the facilities will
be considerably enlarged. Later on a
lifhofvaphliiK plant will be added.
A 'hoiu! message from the country
to Uiii Point. Friday evening said
that Willi im Holt, who lived near
High I'oi it, r.nd a tK.'fii'n man nut a
liorrible death together. Mr. Holt and
the negro v.Tit! engaged in cutting
f 'ed on a steam niter when the fly
wheen burst, cutting off both of Mr.
Holt's U -s and killing the negro in
Mnntly. Mr. Holt lingered an hour or
Ivane Morgan shot and instantly
killed John IUchardtion n(ar Candor,
Moiitoii:( ry county, Saturday. The
two men were at the home of Marshal
itni:wi, whose wife Is Richardson's
:i:te; Morgan drew a revolver and
crying: You killed my brother and
I'll kill you." shot Kichardson dead
A few months previous Richardson
had killer a half brother of Morgan.
Frank S. Eldridge, whose home in
In Creensbcro, has been missing for
the past three weeks and it is feared
that be is dead. lie went to Philadel
phia soul.' time ago to visit relatives
nnd wrote his wife from there that ho
vonld stop over in Richmond on bis
return. Investigation showed he had
not been in Richmond. It was later
ascertain -d that the train on which
Mr. Hldrldge was believed to have left
Phila-Jf dphin was wrecked and two
men Mlb d, and it Is feared he was
one cf thc.il.
A. L. Giiaune. the Chicago attorney
for the goll brick trio, Howard, Haw
ley and Haley, captured at Greens
boro two years ago and sentenced to
the penitentiary, writes that he is
making an effort to have their case,
which has been carried to the Su
premo Court of the United States, ad
vanced so ps to give an early hearing
tiilmore desires the influence of Judge
Royd in this matter, but it is hardly
probable that his wish will be grati
fied. It is understood that cne of the
contentions upon which the case will
rest before the Supreme Court will be
that, the trial judge erred in sentenc
ing the gold brick men to the peniten
tiary instead of to the roads.
Policeman Frank George, one of the
most courageous officers on the police
force of Wilmington, w;-. ; violently
assaulted by a desperate negro, whom
he had nrrerted in a colored eating
house Saturday evening. The officer's
scalp was laid open to the hone for a
distance of about two inches the
result of a. blow from a pair of metal
knucks and his shoulder was severely
contused by being thrown violently to
the brick sidewalk after he had been
stricken and rendered unconscious
from the blow with knucks. The ne
gro made his escape but was cap
tured two and a half miles from the
city Saturday midnight.
Mr. L. L. Lowrance, a foreman em
ployed by the South Atlantic Con
struction Company, engaged in the
company work on Wilson's creek in
Caldwell county, was instantly killed
Friday in making a blast. From ac
counts received, it sems that a blast
of six charges, using seven kegs of
powder anl thirteen sticks of dyna
mite, were pet off. Five of the chaigc-3
exploded. Thinking' them all fired, Mr.
Lowrance was leading the force of
hands to the cut in which they were
working, find when within ten or fif
teen feet of the blast, the sixth charge
exploded, killing him instantly. No one
else was sr-iiously hurt. The body wa3
taken to Maiden, the home of Mr.
Strange to say. the Southern Rail
way won a suit in court Friday morn
ing. C. H. Jones, colored, of Winston,
brought ,uit for $200 as damages to
hit, horsr and dray, caused by a train
running inlo them on one of the yard
crossings. The plaintiff claimed that
one cf tie employes of the Southern
told Jones' driver to cross the track
p.nd that In attempting to cross a
shifting train rai? into the dray and
horse rcn -.ienng toih unfit for service,
The Jury viecldtxl that the company
vfts poi, rcnponiibUa tor the accdfit.
A TERRIBLE CRIME.
A tSitto Shoots a Jim and a Young !
Ht I Lville. Sff- ial. On of th!
darkPt rrlrnt-H In th'4 ann-.'.H of Rark-
Injrhim county was con.niiMerj in th- I
Carri;fl nation, about flv,- rriU-H from
Rei l.ville Thins !ay night. John Rro.-.i-rnx.
a negro boy abjiit 1ft years oil.
kill"! Mr. Sidnf-y Blair, a niofct estim
able cifiz'-n of that M'tion. an'
wounded Mian Sillie Walker, who was
a school teacher and houekre;f r for
Mr. Rlalr. MIkh Walker wan Hhot ia
three different placi h.
HKTAILS OF THE ( RIME.
About dark, whil" Mr. Iilair and hife
niece. Mis Walker, were nt supper,
the negro. John Rro.K'nax, enf-rrj the
hoi:e. and engaged in a conversation
with Mr. Rlalr. Without warning he;
d;ew his pistol and hied upon t'.i'in.
Mr. Blair was killed almost instantly,
two hails taking effect. On c ntfrc l
at the collar bone Rnd the otlu'i pierce 1
the bowels. He fell heavily to the floor.
Miss Walker was wounded at three
different places, one ball taking -fleet
jiiHt under the skin of the neck,
another went through Jhc muscle of
the arm, while stil another grazed the
ihe arm, while sull another grazed the
realizing that the pistol chamber waa
empty Miss Walker rushed on the
nero ana pusned him through the
door, barring it, and placed a quilt un
derneath the prostrate fo.m cf her
uncle, removed her shoes and left the
building to notify the neighbors, who
rushed to the scene.
When they arrived at the scene of
the crime the negro was found in the
kitchen in the act of pillaging the
room. He was ordered to surrender and
he did without resisting. He was taken
unawares, as he had thought both his
victims had died from their wounds.
When they arrived his pistol was found
to have been re-loaded, and but for the
prompt action of the gentleman who
rushed in on him and thereby excit
ing him he could and probably would
have made his escape.
iuc eB oi me norriDie crime i
quicKiy spread to the adjoining farm
and within a short time the premises
were crowded with people. The negro
made a full confession and stated that
he was told by another party to com
mit the deed and that it was lm in
tention to search the premises for
money and valuables. He thought he
n a u
succeeded in killing both of the !
tes of the home, and was sair- !
prised when he had time to realize that '
he waa in the hands of the people who
would not permit him to leave
About the time Deputy Sheriff John ! increas- of 10 per cent, on their earn
C. Faucette arrived there was tniir , ln&s between November 1, 1902, and
among those who had gathered, which i
indicated that there was danger of the
negro being murdered.
Two or three suggested that the evi
dence was conclusive that the nego's
confession made doubt iiapo&uble: that
there was a chance of hls-cape, but
mey were promptly told
would not do.
"I know your faces," said Deputy
Sheriff Faucette. "If you harm him or
permit him to be harmed I will have
you everyone arrested," he added. This
quieted those who were in the crovd.
Mr. J. D. Glass was summoned to help
take the prisoner to jail and he and
Deputy Faucette had placed him be
hind the prison bars before midnight.
Mr. Blair was perhaps a'uout sixty
years old. He was a native of Pittsyl
vania county, Va.. and had only men
a resident of this county about ten
years. His niece. Miss Sillie Walker.
was his housekeeper, and taught school
in the neighborhood. She was abou- 25
years old, and was devoted to her aged
uncle. Her remarkable nerve and pres
ence of mind have been the subject of
general commnt on the streets and
The home of Mr. Blair was robbed of
about $G0 recently, and officers have
been trying to locate the perpetua'or
of that crime. Broadnax passed
through Reidsville and several people
assert that he had a number of
watches, new clothes and two or three
valises. He left the Carmel section,
wh'ere he had been working as a farm
laborer for some time about the time
the money was missed from Mi. Blair's
home. It is almost certain that he got
the money at that time and returned
to get what jewelry and other valu
ables he could find on the places
A message has been received from
Governor Aycock stating that he has
ordered a special term of Rockingham
Superir Court to try Broadnax.
Dr. Baker Surrenders.
Tarboro, Special.Dr. J. M. Baker sur
rendered himself last week upon his
return to town. A few hours later he
was before Judge Brown on a bench
warrant charging him with felonious
killing. The evidence in brief was that
Monday morning Dr. Baker passed
Bass at the postoflice door and on com
ing out he was seized by Bass, who be
san striking him with his fist over the
head. Baker broke away and as he re
treated endeavored to draw a pistol,
pursued closely by Bass, who was at
tempting to seize the pistol. He caught
Baker by the back of the coat, which
was pulled off. Baker retreating rapid
ly and reaching for his weapon as Bass
closed on him. Outsiders closed on
Bass. By this time Baker's pistol was
out. Bass seized it, and as it was dis
charged the bail wa? deflected. Bass
then was pulled back and the pistol
in Baker's hand was thrust into his ab
domen and fired.
The testimony offered by the prose
cution and the defense varies but little.
The prosecution claims that as Bass
wa.3 held, Baker advanced and shot;
the defense that Baker all the time wa3
attempting to escape. The prosecution
to show malice, produced the declara
tion of Baker immediately after the
shooting, that he "had put two into
As the matter before the judge was
solely the question of bail, the case
was not gone fully into. The prosecu
tion did not Insist upon murder in the
first degree. This was left the Judge to
simply determine its amount, which-
was fixed at $10,000 which was prompt
iy given. According to all the wit
raises and ttie antf-morK-m ftatement
of Dr. Bam not a word was Epoksn by
A REP0R1: IS MADE.
Findings Cn Investifatioa of the
SHORTER HCIRS AND BETTER PAY
A Lengthy Document In Which the
L'n on I Not Recognized The Text
f the Report.
Washington. Special. The renort of
;the comniisHicn appointed by the pres
ident la.st October tu investigate the
anthracite coal ntrfke, was made paJ
Hc Saturday. Tile report is dat" 1
M...th IS, and is signed by al! the
members cf the commission. In brief
the commission recommend an in-
ua:-i of wags amounting in mont in-f-tam-i
h Ij 10 per cent.; some decrease
(J tim;-; the (settlement of all disputes
by arbitration, fixes a minimum wage
and a sliding scale, provides against
cls. rimination of persons by either the
mine owne.s. or the miners on account
of membership or non-rnembership in
a labor nnbnn, and provides that the
awards malt- shall continue in force
until W. To some extent the matter
cf recognition or non-recognition' of
the miners union is touched on, but
the commission declined to make any
award on this matter. Following is
the commission's own summary of the
1. That an increase of 10 per cent,
over and above the rates paid in the
month of April, 1902. be paid to all
contract miners for cutting coal, vard
age, and other work for which stand
ard rates or allowances existed at that
time from and after November 1, 1902,
and during the life of this award. The
amount of increase under the award
due for work done between November
1, 1902, and April. 1, 1903, to be paid
on or before June 1, 1903.
2. That engineers who are employed
in hoisting water shall have an in
crease cf 10 per cent, on their earnings
between November 1, 1902, and April
1. 1903, to be paid on or before June 1,
1903; and on and after April 1, 1903,
and during the life of the award, they
shall have 8-hour shifts, with the
same pay which was effective in April,
1902; and where they are now work
ing eight-hour shifts, the eight-hour
shifts shall be continued and these en
gineers shall be continued and these
engineers shall have an increase of 10
per cent, on the wages which were ef
fective in the several positions, April
1- 1992- Hoisting engineers and other
ensmeers and pumpmen, olher than
those emPloyed in positions which are
manned continuously, Bhall have an
April 1- 1903- to be Daid on or before
June 1, 1903, and from and after April
1 1, 1903. and during the life of the
I award, they shall have an increase of
! f per cent, on the rates of wages which
! were effective in the several positions
in April, 1902: and in addition they
that ' this shall be relieved from duty on Sun
i days, without loss of pay by a man
provided by the employer to relieve
them during the hours of the day
shift. Firemen shall have an increase
of 10 per cent, on their earnings be
tween November 1, 1902, and April 1,
1903. to be paid on or before June 1,
1903; and from and after April 1, 1903;
and during the life of the award, they
shall have eight-hour shifts, with the
same wages per day, week or month
as were paid in each position in April,
1902. All employes or company men,
other than those for whom the com-
: mission makes special awards, shall be
! liaitl an increase of 10 per cent, on
i thpir earnings between November 1,
! 10(10 Qtirl Anvil 1 IQfl'J n Via noil nry rf
before June 1, 1903, and from and after
April 1, 1903, and during the life of
this award, they shall be paid on the
basis of a 9-hour day, receiving there
for the same wages as were paid in
April, 1902, for a 10-hour day. Over
time in excess of 9 hours in any day
to be paid at a .proportional rate per
3. During the life of this award, the
present methods of payment for coal
mined shall be adhered to, unless
changed by mutual agreement. In all
of the above awards it is provided that
allowances like those made shall be
paid to the legal representatives of
such employes as may have died since
November 1, 1902.
4. Any difficulty or disagreemer-'
arising under this award as to its in
terpretation or application, or in any
way growing out cf the relations of
the employers and employed, which
cannot be settled or adjusted by con
sultation between the superintendent
or manager of the mine or mines and
the miner or miners directly interested
or i.3 of a scope too large to be so set
tled or adjusted shall be referred to a
permanent joint committee to be call
ed a board of conciliation, to consist
of six persons, appointed as hereinaf
ter provided. That is to say. if there
shall be a division of the whole region
Into three districts, in each of which
there shall exist an organization rep
resenting a majority of the mine work
ers of such district, one of board of
conciliation shall be appointed by each
of said organizations and three other
persons shall be appointed by the ope
rators, the operators in each of said
districts appointing one person. The
board of conciliation thus constituted,
shall take up and consider any ques
tion referred to it as aforesaid, tear
ing both parties to the controversy,
and such evidence as may z laid be
'ore it by either party; and any award
made by a majority cf such board of
conciliation, shall bo f.nal and binding
on all parties, if, however, the sa-d
board is unable to decide any question
submitted, or point related thereto,
that question or point shall be refer; rj
to an umpire, to be appointed at the
request of said board, by one of the
circuit judges of the thiid judicial cir
cuit of the United State?, whose decis
ion shall be final and binding in the
premises. The membership of said
board shall at all times be kept com
plete, either the operators or miners
organizations having the rinht at any
time when the controversy is not pend
ing to change their representation
thereon. At all hearings before said
beard the parties may bo represented
by euoh person or person as tbey may
respectively select. Kg auipcnsicn of
work ibftll takf plsr, by lockout or
trik. rmin th a !r: !:ctlcn of any
matter o taVc-n up f.-r adjustment.
5. Whenever rqustcd by a niajsrlty
of those contract minora of any com
pany .check r, ;!.nin or chK-k dock
ing M-' -. or !oth. fhall L enployd.
Th" wag'3 ef r-ai 1 rh?: welghrnna
anl rhfk docking bote's shall fix
ed, rcllf t"d. and pall by th riin-rs
In su'h manner as th" .v.U miner
shall by majority veto, dc.-t .mi whn
rqn'-sU-d by r majority of ii l min a
the check vrSeher and d Jiutions
mar'- pronn-t innate ly from ih rarn
!n?s the sai l miners ' ti sn h t. ::"s
i.-s i'k- a jorsty of sold in!r r sn.il!
v. crn- inf.
c Miners .hall b" distributed mrr-tue
niiu' r?. t? are at work, as uniformly
and aa suitably a. passible, an l there
shall be tia concerted effort on th- part
of the miners or mine workers of any
colliery oi coIbTlo. I j limit the output
of the mines, ur to detract from the
quality of the wurk performed, unless
such limitaii n cf output !? in con
formity to a.i agreement between aa
operator or operators and an organiza
tion repr suiting a majority of said
miners in bis or their employ.
In all Ciscs where miners are paid
by the car, th increase awarded to the
contract miners is based upon the cars
in use, the topping required and the
rates paid per car which were in force
on April 1, 1902. Any increase in the
size of car. or In the topping required,
f-hall be accompanied by a p-oportion-ate
increase in the rate paid p"r car.
8. The following sliding scale of
wages shall become effective ' April 1,
1903, and shall affect all miners and
mine workers included in the award cf
th commission: The wages fixed in
the awards shall be- te basis of. and
th? minimum under, the sliding scale.
I'or increase cf 5 cents in the average
price cf white ash coal or sizes above
pr-a coal, sold at or near New York be
tween Perth Amboy and Edgewater
and reported to the bureau of anthra
cite coal statistics, above $i.0 p"r ton
f. o. b. the employes shall have an in
crease cf 1 per cent, in their compensa
tion which shall continue until change
in the average price of said coal works
a reduction or on increase in said ad
ditional compensation hereunder; but
the rate of compensation shall in no
case be lesa than that fixed in the
award. That is, when the price of said
coal reaches $1.5. per ton, the compen
sation will be increased 1 per cent., to
continue until the price falls below
$1.35 per ton. when the 1 per cent, in
crease will cease, or until the prices
reaches $1.60 per ton, when an addi
tional 1 per cent, will lie added, and so
on. These average price3 shall be
computed monthly, by an accountant
or commissioner, named by one of tht
circuit judges of the third judicial cir
cuit of the United State3, and paid by
the coal operators, such compensation
as the appointing judge may fix, which
compensation shall be distributed
among the operators in proportion to
the tonnage of each mine. In order to
secure the successful working of the
sliding scale provided herein, it is also
adjudged and awarded: That all coal
operating companies file at once with
the United States Commissioner of La
bar, a certified statement of the rates
of compensation paid in each occupa
tion known in their employment, as
they existed April 1. 1902.
9. Xo person shall be refused em
ployment, or in any way discriminated
against, on account of membership
or non-membership in any labor or
ganization, and there shall be no dis
criminating against, or interference
with, any employe who is not a mem
ber of any labor organization by mem
bers of such organization.
10. All contract, miners shall be re
quired to furnish within a reasonable
time before each pay day, a statement
of the amount of money due from them
before each nay dc.y. a statement on
the amount of money due from them
to their laborers, and such sums shall
be deducted from the amount due the
contract miner, and paid directly to
each laborer by the company. All em
ployes when paid shall be furnished
with an itemized statement of account.
11. The awards herein made shall
continue in force until March 31, 190G;
and any employe, or group of employes
violaiirg any cf the provisions thereof,
shall be subject to reasonable discip
line by the employer; and, further,
that the violation of any provision of
these awards, either by employer or
employes shall not invalidate any of
the provisions thereof.
The commission also made a number
cf recommendations which may be
summarized as follows: The discontin
uance of the system of employing "the
coal and iron police," because this
force is believed to have had an irrita
ting effect, and a resort to the regular
ly constituted peace authorities in case
of necessity; a stricter enforcement of
the laws in relation to the employment
of children: that the State and Federal
governments should provide machin
ery for the making of a compulsory
investigation of difficulties, similar to
the investigation which this commis
si: n has made.
The commission expresses the opin
ion that with a few modifications tr
Federal act of October, 1888, authoriz
ing a commiss'on to settle controver
pics between railroad corporations and
ether common carriers could be made
the bashi of a law for arbitration in
the anthracite coal mining Jmsiness,
The commission, however, takes a de
cided position against compulsory ar
bitration. On the subject of the recognition of
the Mine Workers' union, the commis
sion says it eloes not consider that thi3
subject is within the scope of jurisdic
tion conferred on it. It does say, how
ever, that "the suggestion of a work
ing agreement between employers and
employes embodying the doctrine of.
collective bargaining, is one which the
commission believes contains ..many
hopeful elements for the adjustment of
relations in the mining region."
Further on it says: "The present
constitution of the United Mine Work
ers' of America dees not present the
most inviting inducements to the oper
ators to enter into contractual rela
tions with it."
A VICTORY FOR THE MINERS,
Detroit, Special. "The decision of
the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission
is on the whole a victory for the min
ers, and I am pleased with it," said
President John Mitchell, of the United
Mine Workers of America, in an inter
view with an Associated Press repre
sentative. "The anthracite miners of
Penasylvenia have reason to be much
pieced with toe coffittissiona' Awurdt
Had ftm tun tut tb m," U M,
LIVE ITEMS OF NEWS.
Mn Matters of Ornrral latrrrst la
Th- Sunny Touth.
Flood conditions ttHl riu- ereat
apprehension an J mu h dangrr Jn the
James It Kernf. though ait. contin
ual bis b:it:l with the liarriman in
terests for South rn Pai iflc control.
Plaquomin 1-a.. Spc!al. Th rlvr
at this point rose four-t-nths during
the pa-t 21 hour. The gaujte this
evening read. 33 The La. k water
on P.ay.u p.aiuemlnv anl Iiwer
Grand riv-r is higher at this time
than in 197. A number of urrrsu hate
been made by the levee liispctors of
parties rbiln: on the levevs. The
levers are In splendid condition.
At Tii; National Capital.
The office of Director of the Cenaua
has been offered to Mr. S. N. I). North.
The State Department Is lplos of
any fruits coming from the projKise-d
Alaska boundary arbitration.
A verdb t of acquittal was found in
the ease of Knsign Ward K. Wortman
Jn connection with the explosion on
the battleship Massachusetts.
J. Pierpont Morgan conferred with
President Roosevelt at the White
Mr. Jeorge Uhler, president of the
Marine Engineers' Association of the
United States, will succeed Gen. Jas.
A. Duir.ont, chief of the steamboat in
At The North.
A $3,000,000 oyster combine was or
ganized at Providence, R. I.
Dr. R. C. Flower was arrested in
New York em a warrant charging him
with grand larceny.
Clovernook, the home of Alice and
Phoebe Gary, near College Hill, Ohio,
has been sold.
The Fire Department of Lafayette,
Ind.. turned a stream of water on
riotous students of Purdue University.
Miss Maude Mullock, of Washington,
D. C, was hurt in a railroad wreck
near Mahoriingtcwn. Pa.
In a suit against the executor of
the estate of C. B. Rouss, in New ork,
the mother of the plaintiff. Miss Edna
Weller McClellan, told of an alleged
ettlement of $33 a week on her daugh
From Across The Sea.
The Czar of Russia issued a decree
granting religious freedom throughout
his domains and ordering other re
forms. Lord Granville Gordon received a
letter from his wife, who is in France.
The debate on religious orders was
opened in the French Chamber of Dep
Lord Minto opened the Canadian
An effort will be made to get the
Pope's consent to allow his jubilee
gifts to be exhibited at the St. Louis
John Redmond was the principal
speaker at a St. Patrick's Day banquet
The Reichstag budget committee vot
ed in favor of appropriating J750.00C
for Germany's exhibit at the St Louia
Sir Robert Reid urged in the House
of Commons that international action
be taken to limit naval armaments.
King George of Saxony wrote an
open letter to his people blaming Prin
cess Louise entirely for the recent
Russia and France favor granting
China's request to have the Chinese
:ariff dues collected in gold.
A revolution has broke out In Uru
guay. Miscellaneous flatters.
Another day's testimony in the Bur
dick inquest at Buffalo threw much
light on the facts sur-rounding the
murder, but failed to disclose the
Levees and railway embankments
are breaking along the Mississippi and
flood conditions are very grave.
The Wabash injunction suit wa3
taken up by Judge Adams at St. Loui3
and the day consumed in reading affi
davits. C. W. Schwab, president of the Steel
Trust, and Mr. D. H. Francis, president
of the St. Louis Exposition, arrived in
New York on the Kronprinz Wilnelm.
The police of Philadelphia are in
vestigating four new charges against
George Hcsjfey, the negro herb doetor.
suspected of poisoning.
Ex-President Grover Cleveland an
nounced that he would take a trip
West and be at the opening of the St.
Death of Cotton mil Man.
Griffin, Ga., Special. Major A. Ran
dall, one of the best known cotton mill
men throughout the South, and promi
nently connected with cotton milling
events in several States, died hera
Thursday, from the effects of a paral
ytic stroke. He served aa superintend
ent of ttoa mills in Canada, New
yprk. HUaola, Alabama ana Georita.
lie waa born in ProYttenca, IV. I,, la
TO MAKE CANE SRYUP.
An Opportunity In tK Sowtn for Ma
la a Uttr to the Maoufar turrr'
Unord Mr. D. ii. I'uriw, chairman it
th romuiltt-- t.f arr incr ructt for the
Interstate Sugar Cane Grown' C t
utlcn. LWh l t tfcet at Va-.n.
Ga . on May 0 an l t otinue in
Hun for tbrf dv. annun - t:.t
ample irotluu will lr made to bring
manufacturer ; a; rap and ugar ra
e h;n-ry Into t ! tou h there with
dli-gate t the tnv-nuon front
South Carolina. isU. n-r!da. Ala
Lama. MUNiM-it.;!. I ji.iai.a. Triu
au l Arka!ia a Mr
' In South Carolina. Grsngu an I
Florida the ui owing of .unarmn anl
n mnuiatiure uas a;r air tt a iiej
point wh-r crudi- mtthotl mutt ttt-
way te mor- rmj'. ! r.i' hint r . but
the evolution ia nt rea 1 t. an t may
not L- fer s- ral atn. for the ry
heavy inn liiin-iy now lu ! In tri.l
Iy suar lua'iufai tunro; so tUin An
the ar i.t, p'.Htitc i imrtae from a r
plot to ten. tt nty fie an I fifty a n
ana upward, as u icoin on n
thn.ugU th-te three State. xi,k- tally
th pr M-nt n aMii. w ill compel the
p-.irrhase f mm h new mn Mnt-ry. and
the o a ;i n w ill afford an um-i ll 1
opportunity for adaptii the n-w ma
hincry exactly to the need of the
i-itualioii. I ho;e thU opot tunlty will
b freely availed of bv th manufac
tirer eif syrup an 1 sugar ma bl;i ry
throughout the country convenient of
ace t ss t the Mivar e ane In It.
"The dildon of hcmi.try of the
Department cf Agriculture wi'l noon
be in the market for the- full qulp-
nunt of a cane mill and tsyrup fae tory
at Waycro. Ga."
iteierring to trie xanie bul jeet in a
letter t: th" Manufacturers' Ri-eord.
President I. L. Martin of the Cham
ber of Commerce ef Mae-on write that
the gove mors eif all the cane grow Jng
States have appointed five delegate
from cae h county, and that It is ex
pected that between l.ouo anl 1.
delegate s will be pre-M nt. a half fare
rate having been granted from all
points cast of the Misidstdppl and
south of th- Potomac river. Pmddent
Martin also notes the opportunities at
the convi ntion for manufac turers if
A $50,000 Addition.
It is announced that the IVe Dee
Manufacturing Co.. Rockingham. N
G., will expend abemt $."o,ooo to ex
tend its plant. A twe-stery addition
will be ore ted to mill' No. 2 and edulp
ped with 2.."o t swindles and Ju looms.
J. A. Wil'.iJi.;.; if Hamlet. No. C. has
contract to en--t the addition. Th
company now ha.s 12.74 spindles and
t;2 looms, manufacturing plaid dt-
mcts and hickory shirting.
Among trio snipiio nts last weej
a i - a
rrom l'ensae-ola were .5.isn.ooo super
ficial feet of lumber. 1..VJ7.G10 super
ficial feu of r.awn timber and 1,73V
cubic feet of hewn timber.
The Asheviile Lumber Co. of A-:he
villo. N. C.. with a capital stejek of
523.000, has be-on r bartered. The in
corporators are T. J. Perkiuson. J. W
Rutherford and J. E. Diokerson.
The Mingo Land V Lumber Co. of
Greenville. Mo., has been Incerporat
ed. with a capital stock of $3Mhhi.
The iueorpoiators are; John D. Fllley,
L. J. Jones, Henry P. Murray and
The present logging tide in the Ton
nossee river is said to bo the tost that
lumbermen have tnjoyed for tnw
time, it is estimated that over 3.o(0.-
foo rot ef oH wre floated in last
'.vek for Chattanooga mills.
The J. O. utsscn Lumber Go. cf
Memphis, Tenn., has been incorporat
ed, with a capital srock of $20,000. The
incorporators are Walter S. Denning.
Marsha Long. George .Mcrtle. J. F.
Peters and others.
The wholesale grocery business of
J. S. Giddings & Co. of Tampa. Ha-
has been purchased by the Consoli
dated Naval Stores Go. of Jackson
ville. Fla. It will operate it though
the Consolidated Grocery Co.
. The Julius Seidel Lumber Co. of St
c-'-i?. Mo. has Le'n inoejrporated.
witn a capital stock of 123.000. The in
are Julius Scldel, Frank
Soidel, John A. Michel. Otto Moser
and William E. Beckraan.
It is proposed to build a knitting mill
at Kingston. Tenn., and J. M. Allen Is
Endeavors are being made to estab
lish a knitting mill at Aberdeen, Mis3..
to be capitalized at 540,000. The inten
tion is to manufacture men's half-hose
and ladies' and misses stockings.
Charles H. Welch i3 said to be inter
ested. B. F. Mauldin of Anderson. S. C,
proposes organizing McCormick Mills,
with capital of $200,000, to build a
cotton mill. The plant Is to be located
at McCormick. S. C. and have 10.0O
spindles. Over $100,000 have been sub
scribed. Trenton Cotton Mills. Gastonia, N.
C, will install additional machinery.
Contract has been awared for 2000
spindles and other equipment to in
crease and improve the plant. Prob
ably about S40.C00 will be expended
on the improvements.
It Is rumored that Valentine &
Bentley Silk Co., Newtca. N. J.. will
establish a branch silk mill at Clarks
burg. W. Va. Rumors say that the
plant will cost about $150,000.
Tuckaseege Manufacturing Co., Mt.
Hoily. N. C, will build a No. 2 mill, to
contain probably 7000 spindles. Details
have not been decided, but are now
being given consideration.
Ozark Cotton Mills. Gastonia. N. C.
has pur eha?ed 1000 additional spindles,
and this machinery -a ill soon arrive.
This increases equipment to 10.000
J. E. Mu&che, Kingston. Tenn., con-
teaplatfi e&tahllihlag plant to knit
and dvt hoiitry. He wanta to coitm-
1 coad with m&Keri ot boaltry u4
TREATY IS RATIFIED
Ue Citai tcc'rciit) Centre Cell
Ttoeffe al Us!.
THE SENATE APJ0US SIM li
.Nrrly th t:tirc llog Day W a
p nt It llarcutU 5m - Tt
Wh njton. S.-s j! Vftr ti,f.
in tUe Cu'.aa re. '.:r .: trrt ih
S ae !.ut n J .r.r .. Th it ! at
I'- m.nut- j iul.t ti ;!
Cif entire Jr .t.n 1 ;. J ,to
In rutle . .n c r th t ! rn
.lroi.l to !!.' t a! ' -a f th
Cul-an treaty. Srfi f !. if
aJ- la iiio-.it .n to t'.r ttt ta
in farwr . f t. ,-i I tttn ) rt';i!
at the agrtej hour. 1 o . W .! nt
l'an. Hull rail -t ha 1 n a sum
ler of amendment aevi the ?t j lt"'.f
ji male the ut; ft . ' a a anl ry
ote. The motion t.i rat f a-i.-jt
d I y a I !!'! .f .". . f- f ix- hit
m fe tlia. a thtee -fmitlh tote !.; r
a, only a t thlr.-'. tot- trMt
ary to m- ure a ratm-at-n 1 he ie
ta.led tute of the .-' l.-te
Yan-AS-lrb h. AU'.r, AilJ-n n.-
fcy. lUrou. BjII. Wt.rl !-. H'a.lv-
t'lrn. Ilirnhani. Hu:ion, Murt.n.
Clark, of Wtornii.c. (oktll. Cul-
lom. Ijfew-, Ditrl.. Ikillitrr. Drjr
den. i:ikln. KaJrlunV. Fo'akr. K.
tr. f WanhltiKt n : Frte. Fultor.. t;l-
liriK'-r. tJaiubb . Gorn.an. litnna lUti
Irough. Iletburn. Iloj.kins Ke'n. I.at
Irr.er. leili;-, I:ig. V'C4:ti.". M -Creary,
M Cuml r. N l5n. titeruian.
IVnrohe. iVrkln.. Slmnx-na. Sme.o?,
Spejoner. Stewart. Stne. Warren. V-l-nioie;
Nays liaM y, IlarJ. Bate, Brry.
Carmack. Clark, of Montana. I ..'.
Foster, of IyOuU:.inv M!nry. V.al-
l ry. Martin. Money. Mnrttan. Sew-
laii-.li-. Pettug. Taliaferro: total li
In making the pah, two S natora
were pair-I f.ir the traty with n
agairt it. The tialr l.t w jt x fol
Kein- and Hale with ;;l,.on; Wil-
lard an 1 PrK tr with Clark, of Arkan
u: S. tt ar;1 tuy vith Ml-aiii!n.
I.!i:ii-hjrii a:. I 'i..j i aUL T.IUuan.
Klttredge an l ll.:t. if N-.v York, witii
Pattern in; I'l.itt. of C -ime ti ut. anl
Hawhy w ith Telhr: Mite Is II and Clay
with Utiboa;, (Jurbh wit'i l"ull-in.
Mr. Hoar was absent and unpaired
Hiss Kousevclt ' broaJ.
San Juan, P. It.. By Cable.--Mb a
Alic e Itoofc velt ;iiid d here Thursday
from the nteimei fa tun. tr::i N
York. She was m t l.y Get. trior Hunt
and Mr family n l i Crivn to tb
palace, where nhc afterward h 1 1 au
informal public- reception. ? it: !tov-
vtlt will receive the c Itici: connill
le in public t-.n.o.-iov. ax! v. HI al
ien 1 the cliizenn' t c ;t :n at the the-atie-
the Harr. v-s nr.. when there w.!
be a dlftdav of f.-r-worlia aud a de
monstration iu Ik r honor. Many Inf
lations have been l?in-. by th" Gov
ernor for an en!ertatiim-nt on Sttur-
dav. On Wedn'nlay Mln Ko4vdt
will have San Juan n an Inland trip.
during which nhe . Ill vin'l the prin
cipal j lmtatlon and lt't.
ChaiP.toTi. S C Ppecial The
S'Hithern Railway t':'-'i1' train N
31. due at Camden at lLi'i a. tii.. t
wrecked at a switeh S mil north of
that point Sunday. T: front trr ka
under thp baggajte car Jiiuiiw-I the
mala track and threw th" train ln
the nlde track, all eir being cm-
I pl tcly derailed exc ept
which had one n'-t f whela cX
man, an unknown trmp. n ippD--dly
as'.e p on the Fi ling, waa I1i.a2r.tly kill
ed, and Jim Reed. cPred. 'a paan
grr. had one leg broken. !?wi Ciy
lum and Mir. M. C Taylor eucapel
with slight injuries.
New York. Special. iTeaident
Schwab and several of the legal rep
resentatives of the United S'atca
Corporation wers in conferepc-; here
The object of tac meeting eould rot
be Uarned. U . t:nlcr:ood that hs
forthcoming annual report i th or
l;oraiion will c-mboly a compreh n.v
statement cf opcratioim fcr the jan
year, and will deal fapce'.slly with tt
catter of production.
".organ at th? Jirctlr.jr.
New York. Spec ia!.- The Ore tors
of the New Y.;rk. NVw Havn & lUrt-
ford Kailio.id Ii-H here to j'.:- up h
einployi" giWtan.ej pr el to
Pirs:dnt HtU. Amoa? the directors
pies' nt was J. Picr;or.t Motj i. It
was known after t.1e mstla; that the
direetors had nothing to ray to th
public today, but it was l.arnel frost
W. D. Bishop, one cf th rilrf tors. t?i3t
a decision had been icarbed. ani that
It would be forwardeJ to the men at
t.Mf. He would net give any -ntlaa-t:on
aa to whether anv connt'lous iad
Uf.i read, or any ,-h r fa t:-: &
cenlng th de Jnion.
I'residrnt Wllllsrns Summoned.
Richmond. Spf rial. United Stares
Marshal Morgan Treat. M-rtrtd on Johu
Sktlton Williams. rrtiiJent of the
Seaboard Air Line, a fummons to ap
pear before tb United Stale IbUr-.
irate Commune Coaxaifilon. at New
York. Friday ws to testify in th
Vrxtt&tog 0? ta Keatocky rallra4
cctccistion asaictt lit AtllflU:
Lies acd oUcrt.
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