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PROTECTION ! INDUSTRY ! ENTERPRISE !' PROSPERITY !
HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1897.
LAW MAKERS AT WORK.
Deluge of Bills in the House,
Numerous Bills Disposed Of Stiver Resolu
tion MsJ a Special Order Reorgani
zation of Mundinjg Committees
Raleigh Tribune. '
The Senate convened at noon and
was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr.
Pittinger, of this city.
The Journal of Wednesday's pro
ceedings was read and approved.
Mr. Mitchell piesented a petition
from citizen of Louisburg asking for
a dispensary law for the town and
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS.
Mr. Mitchell Bill to enact a dis
pensary law for Louisburg.
Mr. W hedbee Bill to incorporate
the Bank of Greenville. .
Mr. Asnourn tvesoiution to exam
ine the school histories in use in the
Mr. McCarthy Bill to incorporate a
lodge of Faith, Hope and Charity.
Mr. Alexander Bill to prevent the
forfeiture of goods sold on the instal
Mr. Scales Bill to allow William
Little to peddle without license.
Mr. Ray Bill to prevent discrim
i nation in certain articles It was or
dered that 100 copies of this bill and
also 100 copies of . the MeCaskey re
I'ormatory bill he printed.
Mr. Clark Bill to amend chapter 7,
private laws of 1885; also bill for the
relief of A. H. Greene, tax collector of
Mr. Maultsby Bill to permit the
catching of fish in any manner in the
waters of Columbus county; also to
permit the trapping and killing of
deer at any time in Columbus county
Mr. McNeill Bill to prohibit the
sale of intoxicating liquors wathin one
mile of Mt. Zion church, in Wilkes
Mr. Abell Resolution instructing
Senators and requesting Representa
tives in Congress to vote for any bill
to provide for the free coinage of silver
at the rate of 10 t 1, whether offered
as nn lnuepeuuem measure, or as a
rider to other bills.
Mr. Butler Bill to prevent discrim
ination between various kinds of legal
Mr. Henderson Hill to amend
'map. 101, laws of l&So, . relating to
' stock law in Vance county.
Mr. Anderson Resolution to reor
ganize the Standing Committees of the
Bill for the relief of L. M. Morrison,
ex-Hheriff of Cabarrus county, pro
vides for returning to him from the
State Treasury: the sum of $0:3.77,
overpaid on tax account. Passed sec
ond and third reading.'
Bill to pay J. M. Early his expenses
for contested election at the session of
IM'j. Passed second ar.d third read
ings. Bill to amend chapter -r7, private
laws of IS.", changing the principal
Office of . the Uoarioke Water Power
Company from Petersburg, Va., to
- Mr. Abell's fr e silver resolution
was, upon motion i Mr. Graut. was
made a special ordrr for next Tuesday
Bill to amend chapter laws of
1 893, relating to the chapter of the
Cashie and Chowan Railroad and
Lumber Company. Passed second
and third readings.
Bill to incorporate the Tar River
Bank of Rocky Mount. Amended and
passed second and third reading.
Bill to aV.it-ij 1 and extend the char
ter of the Drummers" Deposit- Bank of
Wilkes coui:ry Referred to Judiciary
Mr. Grant, by unanimous consent,
introduced a joint resolution provid
ing; for the appointment of a commit
tee of five Senators and eight Repre
sentatives to consider the election laws
and the laws relating to county gov
ernment. Passed under a suspension
of the rules.
Adjourned until 12 o'clock today.
The House of Representatives was
called to order at 11 o'clock yesterday
morning, and despite the late hour to
which the majority Populist members
were up the previous night, a large
per cent, of theui were in their seats I
when the call for order was made. I
The devotional exercises were con-
ducted by lie v. Jur. uienn, pastor oi
Central Methodist church.
The reading of the journal con-
suined about 20 minutes, and was fol- I
lowed by the introduction of petitions, I
as follows: 1
Mr. Price Petition that the town
of Maxhall be allowed to have a dis-1
Mr. Wilson Petition to incorporate
Union church, in Gaston county.
There were a large number of bills
reported by various committees, indi- J
catinsr that the gentlemen constitut-
ing these committees are working I
faithfully in their alloted spheres.
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS.
Mr. Brower Resolution in favor of
G. W. Lawrence, a wounded Confed
Mr. McCarthy Bill for the relief of
C. M. Griffith, late sheriff of Davidson I
Mr. McPheeters Bill to amend sect
ion 22, chapter 10, public laws 1895.
Mr. Piatt Bill to allow J. W.
Thompson, of Clay county, to prac
tice dentistry without license.
Mr. Hodges Bill for the relief of
the Clerk of the Superor Court of
Mr. White of Randolph county I
Bill to nrotect birds in Randolph I
Mr. Somers Bill to incorporate
Rock Spring Church.
Mr. Conley Bill to place T. W. No-
blitt, of McDowell county, on the list
of second grade pensioners.
Mr. Starkey Bill to make it a fel
ony lor any person to destroy any
registration book or public record of
Mr. Brown Bill for the relief of Li.
A. Adams, ex-sheriff of Surry county.
Mr. Hancock Bill to amend the
charter of the town of Newbern.
Mr. Harris Bill to repeal sec. 5,
ciiap. loo,. public laws oi io'.m, in re
gard to the appointment of two extra
Mr. Daniels Bill to amend chapter
100, laws of 1S05 relating to the courts
in Dare county.
Mr. Place Bill to amend chap. 159,
laws of 1885, relative to the election
laws of 1S95.
Mr. Alexander Bill regulating the
fcheriiT's qond in I-iedell county.
Mr. Aikon Bill to prevent fishing
in Middle Fork and French Broad riv
ers in Transylvania county.
Mr. Lusk Bill to require the Secre
tary of State to furnish 200 copies of
the laws of 1S95 for use in the House
Mr. Ferguson Bill to amend chap
ter 100, acts of 1895.
Mr. r iveman Bill to incorporate
Beulah church in Henderson county
Mr. Conley Bill for the relief of R.
D. Nichols of McDowell county.
Mr. Watts Bill for the relief of
Wilson Bowman, a disabled Confeder
Mr. McCribe Bill relative to the
stock law in Robeson county.
Mr. Crews Bill for the relief of
school . committeemen of Granville
Mr. White Bill re gulating a tax for
billiard and pool tables.
Mr. Deweese Bill for the relief of
D. S. Watts, a Confederate soldier of
Mr. Bingham Bill to
o'M public laws P?15.
Mr. Wilson Bill to
Livingston on the list
Mr. Cook Hill to ii.
place 1 nos.
ivtuk I Littleton, Jiineomte e'ujty.
Mr. Barge. Bill for tL -relief ..f L.
Mr. Hauser Bill to iuoorp. xuU- the
Bank of Kiuston.
Mr. Starkey Bill to instruct Nrh
jaroliua Congressmen to work tV: the
repeal of the tax oa fruil brandy,
1H. ITIIKY TO dI'KAK.
A lut -i!iger from the Senate was
introduced. v. Lo brought a joint rco
lutiou providing that Dr. J. M. L.
Curry, agent for the P-..d.dy Educa
tional Fund. If invited to iUrot the
General Aeiubly . n w Ti;edy.
Ou motion of Mr. D -kvry. the re$o
lution was amended o that he be
asked to speak on Monday.; Thus
amendtfd, the resolution vyuj aOopted
and returned to the benate for eon-
currence. Dr. Carry -will speak on
educational matters, and it Is expected
that his speech win have much in-
nuence in the fenaping or tne eauca-
tional legislation of this General As-
unfinished business. 1
unuer me neaa oi unnnisnea ousi-
ness, bills were put upon their second
and third reading and variously dis
posed of as follows:
Bill to amend certain section? of The
Code relating to the Supreme Court
reports, passed third reading and or-
dered engrossed for the Senate.
Bill to amend sec. 181, laws of 1805, J
so as to allow clerks of the Superior
Court in certain counties to empower
a deputy clerk to probate papers and I
make official record of such delegated J
power, was put upon second reading.
There was a perfect storm of amend-
ments by members providing: that
their counties be included. Represen
tative Cook feared that members did
not fully understand to what compli
cations the measure might lead. On
motion of Mr. Lusk, the bill was re
committeed to the Judiciary Commit
tee for further report.
Bill to transfer Daniel Whorlman to
the list of third class pensions.
Bill to regulate appeals to the Su
preme Court, so that on demand of
either party to a suit the Judge of the
lower court must forward the evidence
for the enlightenment of the Judges
of the higher court, passed second and
third reading and ordered engrossed
and sent to the Senate.
Bill to authorize the Treasurer of
Yadkin county to pay W. A. Holeman
a certain amount of money for teach-
ing a school in said county, parsed I
second and third reading, and ordered
engrossed and sent to the Senate. I
Bill to amend sec. 1,802 of The Code;
passed second and third reading, or
dered engrossed and sent to Senate.
This bill proyides that administrators,
guardians, and executors be held crim
inally responsible for all moneys com
ing into their hands by virtue of such
Bill to amend sec. 1,801 of The Code
Bill to proieet iron bridges in Macon
county, passed second and third read
ing, ordered engrossed and sent to the
Bill to repeal sec. 370, laws of 1895,
relative to ranging cattle in Durham
county, passed third reading; ordered
engrossed and sent to the Senate.
Bill relative to sec. 104, private laws
Bill.to allow the Commissioners of
Robeson county to hire out the chain
gang, passed second reading; ord --led
engrossed and sent fo the Senate.
House resolution to pay James
Whitaker 5.00 for work done in the
clerk's office, was adopted, and ordered
engrossed for ratification.
Bill to amend the charter of the
Wades boro Cotton Mill Co., passed
second and third reading: ordered en
grossed and sent to the Senate.
Bill to incorporate theSBrotherhood,
Fellowship and Daughters of Zion
Burial Association, of New Hauovpr
county, passed second and third reak-
ing; ordered engrossed and sent to the
Bill to pay L. A. McRay, of Ran
dolph county, money d in for teaching
school in District No. 7 of that coun
ty, passed second and third reading;
ordered engrossed and sent to the
Bill to pay all citizens sm. - i.
secia venire lor ..uror
cases same per dieum us o;
was put upon secoud rta
ments were sent forward k'
the bi!! do not prdy to a " '
iw c..'U?it --. While the o '
a ( j L ". : . .:.ii-iiduients was a
L-'cbt, Mr. Lu-k s-nt fi.rwurd
p: ov-ding that the in. ndr A
iluue erve during this term of the
i.egliliiture without py. A .-neral
IftUirh resuh-1. '1 lie bdl v final. v
iLljci.irs .iLilul! .
ivd to alii v
Co uK'Uoners of
ilicamoud .-(-inty to levy
;:. paed m coihI and third reading,
o-:dcit d engr ied and s-ut to the Sen
ate. Bill to authorize the ComiiiLssU'iicrs
of Caldwell county to levy a special
tax and i?ue bonds for the erection of
a nt-w jail, paed second and third
rvaiiiug; ordered engrossed and nt to
Bill exempting undertakers from
jury duty, passed second and third
reading; ordered engrossed and tent to
By leave, a bill was introduced by I
Mr. Hancock to amend the Code as to I
tne I'harmaoeutlcal Association.
A bill providing that it be left dis-1
cretionary with the county ooiuniis- I
sioners whether or not they publish I
county exntnit m newspapers or not 1
Bill to incorporate Carolina Ex-1
change Bank at Monroe, tabled. I
Resolution to require members of I
House to furnish the clerk with dupli- I
cate copies of al. bill, introduced was I
Leave of absence was granted Rep- j
resentative Pool. 1
The House adjourned to meet this
morning at 10 o'clock. I
Kalkiou, Jan. 23 The Senate met I
at 10 o'clock. Lieutenant Governor I
Reynolds presiding. After prayer by I
Rev. Mr. Utley, of the Senate, the
journal of yesterday was read and ap-1
The following bills and resolutions I
were introduced and referred:
Mr. Alexander To amend the char-1
ter of the Carolina Mutual Insurance 1
Mr. Grant In regard to the super-1
vision of the public schools. I
Mr. Scales To amend chapter 11. I
private laws of 1895, in regard to the
Southern Stock Mutual Insurance
Mr. Justice Bill for the relief of
sheriffs and tax-collectors.
Mr. Parker, of Randolph To amend
chapter 453, laws of 1893, in regard to
trustees and assignees. Mr. Grant
said this was a serious question and
imved to print. Adopted.
The calendar was taken up and the
following: bills and resolutions were
Bill to incorporate the Stone Moun
tain Railroad Company. Mr. McNiell
moved to amend. Amendment lost.
Mr. McXiell and Mr. Barker were by
request-excused from voting.
Bill In regard to the county line be
tween Chatham and Alamance coun
ties made special order for Friday
Bill to amend the Dunlmes, Bank
and extend the time for organization,
second and third readings.
Bill to establish a uniform standard
of time for North Carolina passed sec
ond and third readings.
Bill to place James Shelton, of Surry
county, on the pension roll, lost on
Bill to ameiid chapter 270, laws of
lvl, in regard to selling cigarettes to
minors. It p "ohibits the sale of chew
ing tobacco and snuff also. McCarthy
. posed the bill; also Mr. Sharp, of
S iUoii. Mr. Smathers, the author of
tne bill spoke in favor of the bill. Mr.
Moye, of Pitt, opposed the bill. Mr.
Sharp, of Wilson, moved to table. It
was re referred.
Bill to appoint H. H. Cabiniss jus
tice of the peace; also to appoint Mr.
Spragins, of F.dgvorule county, Mr.
MeCaskey moved to lay on the tables.
Thre was a long discussion, many
Senator? paying that they were op
poM to appointing any jutic hiuce
the law to elect had gone into effect.
The election of Spiaggin pashed sec
Uul to in?orKrate the town of
Bridgersville. in Wi1jmu county
passed second reading.
The President announced that Dr.
Curry would addr the Senate at 1'J
VUck Mondav, and the Senate nd
Jock Monday nftr-
' . v. . . the Houm)
"- l t-rayer was offered by Rev.
of j Bransong birtls.
j Bill? and resolutions
ducd a follow? :
Mr i u?Ty .reMiutionV To puwh the
e! tiori w of Broughton x. Young,
from Wake, aud- Ui allow a sub com-
m.:te- to couiplete the taking of evl-
Mr. Murphy To protect game and
Mr. Reynolds To incorporate Starr.
Mr. Cathey To allow Swain county
to iev. a M-ecial tax.
Mr. NeUon Resolution instructing
S-:-uaUr.i and. Representative to vote
for the free coinage of silver at the
ratio of 16 to 1.
Mr. Harris, of Hyde To repeal the
road law in Hyde.
Mr. Reld To amend the charter of
the Carolina Mutual Fire Insurance
Company, of Charlotte.
Mr. Deweese To require corpora-
lions to file charters.
Mr. Conleye-To establish a new
township in McDowell county.
Mr. Roberts To repeal chaa
acts of 1833.
Mr. iiancocit Kenuiring craven
county to refund illegal tax collected
under the act of March 11, 1 835.
Mr. Daniels To promote temper-
Mr. Cook-To place the steamer Lily
in the hands of the Naval Reserves.
Mr. Deweese To authorize sheriffs
to make tax bills.
Mr. Hauser To amend the railroad
commission act, by electing the rail
road commissioners by popular vote;
to make the rental of telephones from
1 12 to il3 yearly, and make the rate
of passenger fare 11 and 2 cents per
mile; to make telegraph charges 15
cents for ten words and 1 cent for each
additional word; also bill to suppress
trusts and combines, by imposing pen-
alty of forfeiture of charter by thoso
out of the State, and for those in the
State not over 3,000 fine or imprison-
ment; also resolution requiring the
Governor to get information as to the
largest salaries of railroad officials and
employes, whose salaries exceed $2,500.
Mr. Johnson Resolution that all
approyriation bills be referred to the
Mr. McRary To change the corpor
ate limits of TboinasTille.
Mr. Cathey To protect the delib
erations of the House;
Mr. Foster To amend The Code for
the better protection of the mechanics
and owners of building and vessels.
Mr. Dockery To provide for public
road supervision (250 copies ordered
Mr. White, of Alamance To make
the terms of registrars of deeds four
years after the election in 139$.
Mr. Gallop To prescribe the time in
which mortgages may be recorded,
Mr. Dancy To allow Edgecombe
county to levy a special tax.
Mr. Yarboro To repeal the charter
of Lancey vjlle,
Mr. Young To aid the North Caro
lina institution for the blind.
Mr. Deweese To require sheriff to
keep dejcriptions of all prisoners.
The resolution of Mr. Duffy was
taken up. He said the cae, it seeined,
was about to be postponed until the
end of the session. Mr. Duffy denired
the bill placed on the calendar for im
mediate consideration. "Vote it
down," cried Mr. Luk. It wa a par
ty vote, ayt nays 54 The R.
The bill to promote temjHjrance
Lmakes it unlawful to give or mII pfr-
itous liquors to any unmarried erson
under 21 years of age.
The school snervision bill provide
for the diviMou ot the State into not
letut than 2-1 nor more than li upr
The bill in regord to laborers' lien,
etc., require that subcontractor
imit uotify the agent or owner, in
writing, of the nature and cot of
work conterupltted by hi contract be
fore any labor i done or material de
li vered on the premises.
The '.mnjin f lz -Nt l'i.tf.y k-clJ
mnd (nr.Nvat it r4y to .i:atl:.
Wa-IUNoTo., Jan. Zi. The gun
boat Mu uuu ha arrived at Bnnkok,
uuder order to pro fed American
iuteet. having lu nurriol thf ie
from Hong Kong. 2,,J'i miles a ay, o:
receipt of official news at the Stt
Department laat week of an attack by
Siamev m,1 liern ku VmUl State
Deputy Con-nl Uenenil Kellert. Uo-n-imtnder
McKetidrick will confer with
Minister iarrett und if cJrruro
etaiiCef war. aat. a vilate to the Ameri
can llag will le demanded. An Aiueri--nn
tia.!iie.!Tfiek entered into paxtner
hip with the Siamese governnrat to
jt out ttVc if-ol, )." gavemnient
ailvancing rK'ti'-y. On tlwr prrtei.fc"
that ho did not UJt Lis obligation,
they Z4-d toe uMd a it caxuc down
the rive- and it. SuluentIy.ou
'"hek' d-nt!i. they prevent-! hi
executor fro:n celling oinf of th
numerous el ptuit he Ltui u&d in
the forerts, and when the State De
partment took the matter up in 1-X.',
Siam r-Ute th ct
which wa presented. The rev-nt
trouble of v bwh the attack on Coral
General Kellett TAi the climax, grew
out of the claim which Secretary
Olney has now detenniaI to pn
the ettleroiit. Isaac Townend Sniith
theSiamew Consul General in this
country, U now in Washington a&kiug
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